We prohibit the following kinds of activities on all our servers and services:
Although some of the above activities are legal, e.g. pornography or bulk email if it is opt-in, we do not want to be responsible for policing the thin line between legal and illegal activity.
Therefore, we do not want it on our network at all. We also strictly prohibit using our network for any form of “Black Hat” search engine optimisation (SEO) or web marketing. Examples include, but are not limited to:
If you’re not sure whether what you want to do would be considered “Black Hat” and prohibited, the answer is: “If you have to ask, then it’s probably not allowed”. But you can always ask by contacting us.
To help you understand where we’re coming from:
We don’t wish to moralise about the legitimacy of one kind of activity or another. Our concerns are maintaining the integrity and reliability of our servers for all our customers at all times, ensuring no laws are broken, ensuring our IP addresses do not get blocked, blacklisted or banned and maintaining the good name of our company.
So, aside from illegality or pornography, the question to ask regarding our policy is: “If I did this from my own computer, would my IP addresses get blocked, blacklisted or banned?” If the answer is “Yes” then we are likely to consider it in breach of our Policies.
This policy was last updated on 10 April, 2018.