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Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
Our acceptable use policy is designed to protect our current customers. Anyone using our website or services is required to acknowledge before using our service. Hawkins Hosting is a service offered by Hawkins Internet. Hawkins Internet and Hawkins Hosting refer to the same entity in this acceptable use policy (AUP)

The Hawkins Internet Acceptable Use Policy

Hawkins Internet's Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is provided to give our customers and users clear understanding of what is acceptable and unacceptable while using Hawkins Internet's services. All customers must comply with this AUP and our TOS. Users who access our services but do not pay service fees to Hawkins Internet or users that access our services through other customers must comply to the AUP.

Use of
Hawkins Internet's services constitutes acceptance and agreement to this AUP and TOS.

We support the uncensored flow of information and Ideas using our services and we do not actively monitor the activity of our customers under normal circumstances. We do not exercise unfair editorial or property control over the contents hosted with us. We may remove, in our sole discretion, any content or ask a user to remove data that we do not feel is acceptable even if it is not clearly stated in this agreement. We will remove any materials that may be illegal, may subject us to liability, or which may violate this AUP. Hawkins Internet will try its best to cooperate with legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigations of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrongdoing.

You may not use this service to publish material that
Hawkins Internet determines, at its sole discretion to be unlawful, indecent, or violating to this agreement. For purposes of this policy, "material" refers to all forms of communications including narrative descriptions, graphics (including photographs, illustrations, images, drawings, logos), executable programs, video recordings, and audio recordings.

If an account hosted on our servers or networks violates the AUP or our TOS we reserve the complete right to terminate your service(s) without notice. We will try to notify customers of material that we feel may be indecent before terminating or suspending an account, however, we are not responsible for contacting customers before suspending or terminating any account. Any violations of the AUP or our TOS will result in immediate termination of an account. 

It is a customer's responsibility to enforce this policy on all users who use
Hawkins Internet's services. Failure to enforce this policy upon users who may be customers of our subscribers but not direct customers of Hawkins Internet will result in suspension or termination of the account(s) of the customer who failed to do, including other users of a violating customer did any wrongdoing. It is the customer's responsibility to enforce this policy. If Hawkins Internet fails to enforce this policy clearly it shall not be construed as a waiver of our right to do so at any time. All third parties are required to comply with this policy.

If an account is suspended or terminated we will not issue a refund. We do not offer a money back guarantee. Setup Fees cannot be refunded
  1. Illegal use
    Use of
    Hawkins Internet's services to carry out or promote any type of illegal activity is strictly prohibited. We reserve the right to cooperate with law enforcement and/or third parties to investigate. We reserve the right to seize any materials that may help carry out a proper investigation without notice.
  2. Harm to minors
    Use of the
    Hawkins Internet' service to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way, including, but not limited to child pornography.
  3. Threats: 
    The use of our services to transmit threats that involve bodily harm or destruction of property is prohibited.
  4. Harassment
    Any use of our services to harass others will result in termination of an account. Harassing corporations or companies by publishing materials to inform other users that do not have association with
    Hawkins Internet is permitted. E-Mailing harassing material or posting harassing material on message boards are not permitted under any circumstance.
  5. Fraudulent activity
    Any use of our services to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services, or to promote any type of financial scam is strictly prohibited. Law enforcement officials may be notified. Intentionally causing misrepresentation or issuing misleading statements to end users will not be tolerated
  6. Forgery
    Attempting to impersonate any other user or an administrator is prohibited. The use of the name "anonymous" does not constitute impersonation. This includes forging E-mails.
  7. Unsolicited e-mail
    Any use of our services to transmit unsolicited e-mail is prohibited. Any user who supports spammers of any way whatsoever will result in termination or suspension of their account. If a customer indirectly supported unsolicited e-mail they will be subject to a $200 service fee as the first offense. If a second offense occurs the account(s) will be terminated and we will notify law enforcement officials.
  8. E-Mail Lists
    The selling of E-Mail Lists, addresses, or any information on shared hosting or virtual server accounts is subject to a $50 one time fee per account. Failure to pay this fee will result in suspension or termination of your account(s). The E-Mail lists must also have authorization from the users listed in them to be legal.
  9. Pornography
    The publishing of pornographic materials using our services will result in suspension of account(s). Users indirectly violating this will be subject to a $50 service fee. A second offense will result in immediate termination of account(s) or services with
    Hawkins Internet'. 
  10. Sex-based Services
    Sexual-based services that include escort services and prostitution are against the policy. It is also prohibited to sell adult toys, magazines, etc. Services that provide nude photos of anything in a sexual way is prohibited. 
  11. E-mail / News Attacks
    The malicious intent to impede another person's use of electronic mail services or news will result in account termination.
  12. Usenet & Message Board SPAMing:
    Spamming or sending unsolicited advertisements on message boards and in any way is strictly prohibited.
  13. Unauthorized access
    Hawkins Internet's services to gain unauthorized access to another service or device is prohibited, wither or not it damaged private property. This will result in immediate termination of service and notification to law enforcement officials.
  14. Personal data
    We reserve the right to collect personal data for use in investigations.
  15. Internet disruptions
    Use of our networks to disrupt internet traffic or provide unfriendly activity toward other servers, users, networks, etc. on the internet. Use our service for any activity which affects the ability of other people or systems to use the Internet. This includes "denial of service" (DOS) attacks against another network host or individual user.
  16. Infringement of Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, or other Intellectual Property Rights
    Use of copyrighted or the aforementioned infringements on our network(s) will result in an account suspension until the intellectual property is removed.
  17. Viruses
    Intentionally distributing software that causes intends to cause damage to private property, harassment and annoyances to users are prohibited. Immediate Termination and notification to law enforcement officials will occur.
  18. Useless Traffic
    Creating unless traffic such as by continuously pinging other customers or
    Hawkins Internet will result in account suspension.
  19. IRC
    Hosting IRC servers is strictly prohibited on our network(s). This will result in termination of account
  20. Chat
    Chat applets, scripts and software that are not provided by
    Hawkins Internet is prohibited unless if a Hawkins Internet administrator allows you to do so, Hawkins Internet has the right to charge fees for the hosting of chat. This applies to Shared hosting and virtual servers. This does not apply to dedicated servers.
  21. Mailing Lists
    Mailing lists are not allowed unless if fees are paid to use such service. In order to use mailing lists the user is required to pay the same amount that their account originally costs on a per year basis. If your account needs to have mailing lists then it will cost twice as much as it does normally per year. Mailing lists that exceed 700 users are subject to an additional $50/year fee. Mailing lists that exceed 2,000 are not allowed on shared hosting accounts. There are no limits on mailing list usage on virtual servers or dedicated servers except users are required to purchase spam protection for their server. 
  22. Backups
    It is the customer's responsibility to provide backups of their own data, even if we do provide backups. If the customer has paid
    Hawkins Internet to backup their data then Hawkins Internet will do so. 
  23. Loss of Data
    We are not held liable for any loss of data, even if we do provide backups. We cannot be held accountable for the damage of data hosted on our network(s).
  24. Harassment of Hawkins Internet
    You are expected to act polite and in an orderly manor toward Hawkins Internet and those who are associated with
    Hawkins Internet. Rude and harassing behavior will result in denial of technical & customer support.
  25. Security
    You are responsible for any misuse of your account. We will not be held liable for security issues with your account. You may not attempt to circumvent user authentication or security of any host, network or account. Sharing your password and account access with unauthorized users is prohibited. 

  26. Revisions
    We reserve the complete right to revise the AUP or the TOS at any time. All users are required to obey any future revisions. Revisions will be posted on the
    Hawkins Internet website.


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