Terms of Service (TOS)
ContentAll services provided by Cytnet, Inc. may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United States Federal, State or City law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, material we judge to be threatening or obscene, unlicensed software or files, or material protected by trade secret and other statue. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Cytnet, Inc. from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party.
Examples of non-acceptable content or links:
- Pirated software
- "Illegal MP3's"
- Hackers programs or archives
- Warez Sites
- Child Pornography
Cytnet, Inc will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.
Unlimited Traffic/Hits & Server Resource UsageCytnet, Inc is pleased to offer our clients unlimited traffic/hits, and server usage. Unlimited Traffic/Hits refers to the number of visitors to your website, NOT the amount of bandwidth/data transfer. Your account is still limited to the alotted bandwidth/data transfer included with your selected package. To maintain the integrity of our service the following traffic/usage limitations apply.
- Sites with banners, graphics or cgi's running from their domain being used on other domains.
- Sites with immense graphic archives or galleries.
- Sites offering immense download archives, such as .zip, .tar, .ra and .GZ.
- Sites running large chat room gatherings.
- Sites using more than 20% of system resources
If you do not qualify for unlimited traffic/hits, your account may be required to be upgraded, or, Cytnet, Inc may move your site to a different server, to reduce the load on the server you are currently residing... Cytnet, Inc will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of usage limitations. Bandwidth/data transfer will go unmonitored until you reach your account limit, then normal over-usage data transfer costs will apply. At any time Cytnet, Inc may move your site to a different server, to reduce the load on the server you are currently residing...
Chat RoomsCytnet, Inc does allow clients to install their own chat rooms. However, these tend to be large system hogs and may fall into the usage limitations clause. We do provide a html based cgi chatroom that runs without hindering the performance of the machine for others. You are free to run your own chat script, as long as it does not hinder server performance.
Background Processes/ProgramsCytnet, Inc may allow programs to run continually in the background, these are considered on a one to one basis and a extra charge may be incured based on system resources used and operational maintenance needed.
Cron JobsCytnet does allow Cron Jobs to be conducted on our servers.
IRCCytnet currently does not allow IRC or IRC bots to be operated on our servers.
Multiple ConnectionsMultiple telnet and ftp sessions are allowed, on a single hosting account.
Idle TimeoutsCytnet, Inc may disconnect any idle connection to the network.
Average timeouts areFTP - 300 seconds
Telnet - 2 hours
Commercial Advertising - EmailSpamming, or the sending of unsolicited email, from a Cytnet, Inc. server or using an email address that is maintained on a Cytnet, Inc. machine is STRICTLY prohibited. For general reference, we consider spam any email that is sent to more than 10 people at a time that did not ask for it to be sent to them.
Cytnet, Inc. will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Opt-In email is acceptiable, as long as Opt-Out/Removal request are fully honored. Please make an effort to limit outgoing mail on your account to no more than 5000 pieces per DAY and no more than 20 pieces per minute. Many times we have seen sites push over 1000 emails in one hit, this causes extreme server loads and prevents other people from accessing server services. Large mailings are preferred to be sent from the hours of 12AM - 8AM EST. Sites with large mailing databases, need to be placed on dedicated server or VPS platform.
Server AbuseAny attempts to undermine or cause harm to a Cytnet Inc. server or customer of Cytnet, Inc. is strictly prohibited. Cytnet, Inc. will pursue legal action to the fullest extent for all abuse of the Cytnet Inc. Network.
Suspension/De-ActivationIf any terms or conditions are failed to be followed it will result in grounds for account suspension or de-activation. Cytnet, Inc reserves the right to remove any account without prior notice. If Cytnet, Inc deactivates your account(s) for violating policy, your will forfeit your rights to a refund...and none will be given. No refunds for advance payments, on de-activated accounts. Normal policy is a warning first, and account de-activation the second offense. Serious offenses may cause immediate de-activation.
Cytnet, Inc will not collect any personally-identifiable information about you (that is, your name, address, telephone number, or email address) unless you provide it to us voluntarily.
The following are some examples of when Cytnet, Inc may require that you provide personally-identifiable information:
- to complete an online order for a product or service (if you do not wish to complete an online order form, we will always provide an option for you to complete an order by calling a toll free phone number)
- to enter an online contest or sweepstakes (if you do not wish to complete an online contest or sweepstakes form, we will always provide an option for you to enter by mailing a 3 x 5 card to a specific address)
- to request more information about new or current Cytnet, Inc products or services
When you do provide us with personally-identifiable information, we may use that information in the following ways, unless stated otherwise:
- we may store and process that information to better understand all customer needs and how we can improve our products and services for all customers
- we may use that information to contact you with new promotions and announcements if you have previously provided your permission and if the promotions and announcements are in your interest
- we may contact you if we have questions about your account