Acceptable Use Policy

Torrents: HawkServers does not allow BitTorrent, you may not run any bit torrent application/script, tracker, or client, and will suspend/terminate any offending account.

Email: By default port 25 is disabled as standard, the port may be opened on a per case basis.

TOR - Open Proxy/VPN: You may not run any public proxy services or any scripts that interface with TOR, including TOR relay, entry, exit and bridge nodes. TOR, public proxies and public VPN's are strictly forbidden and we reserve the right to immediately terminate any account, without warning, found to be running these services.

Digital Currency Mining: The high CPU loaded produced by mining digital currency negatively impacts performance for all of our customers, as such you may not run any BitCoin related services, this includes any BitCoin derivatives such as LiteCoin, ZeroCoin and any other digital currencies.

Obscene Speech or Materials:: Using HawkServers's network to advertise, transmit, store, post, display, or otherwise make available child pornography or obscene speech or material is prohibited. HawkServers is required by law to notify law enforcement agencies when it becomes aware of the presence of child pornography on or being transmitted through its network.

Illegal or Unauthorized Access to Other Computers or Networks: Accessing, illegally or without authorization, computers, accounts or networks belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate security measures of another individual's system (often known as "hacking"). Also, any activity that may be used as a precursor to an attempted system penetration (i.e., port scan, stealth scan or other information-gathering activity).

Distribution of Internet Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses or Other Destructive Activities: Distributing information regarding the creation of and sending Internet viruses, worms, Trojan horses, pinging, flooding, mail bombing or denial of service attacks. Also, activities that disrupt the use of or interfere with the ability of others to effectively use the network or any connected network, system, service or equipment.

Other Illegal Activities: Engaging in activities, whether lawful or unlawful, that HawkServer determines to be harmful to its subscribers, operations, reputation, goodwill or customer relations.

Other Activities: Engaging in activities, whether lawful or unlawful, that HawkServers determines to be harmful to its subscribers, operations, reputation, goodwill or customer relations.

As we have pointed out, the responsibility for avoiding harmful activities just described rests primarily with the subscriber. HawkServers will not, as an ordinary practice, monitor the communications of its subscribers to ensure that the comply with HawkServers' policy or applicable law. However, when HawkServers becomes aware of harmful activities, it may take any action to stop the harmful activity, including, but not limited to, removal of information, shutting down a web site, implementing screening software designed to block offending transmissions, denying access to the Internet, or any other action deemed appropriate by HawkServers.

HawkServers is also aware that many of its subscribers are themselves providers of Internet services, and that information reaching HawkServers' facilities from those subscribers may have originated from a customer of the subscriber or from another third party. HawkServers does not require its subscribers who offer Internet services to monitor or censor transmissions or web sites created by customers of its subscribers. HawkServers reserves the right to directly take action against a customer of its subscribers. Also, HawkServers may take action against the HawkServers' subscriber because of activities of a customer of the subscriber, even though the action may affect other customers of the subscriber. Similarly, HawkServers anticipates that subscribers who offer Internet services will cooperate with HawkServers in any corrective or preventive action that HawkServers deems necessary. Failure to cooperate with such corrective or preventive measures is a violation of HawkServers policy.

HawkServers will not intentionally monitor private electronic mail messages sent or receive by its subscribers, unless required to do so by law, governmental authority or when public safety is at stake. HawkServers may, however, monitor its service electronically to determine that its facilities are operating satisfactorily. Also, HawkServers may disclose information, including, but not limited to, information concerning a subscriber, a transmission made using our network, or a web site, in order to comply with a court order, subpoena, summons, discovery request, warrant, statute, regulation or governmental request.

HawkServers assumes not obligation to inform the subscriber that subscriber information has been provided and, in some cases, may be prohibited by law from giving such notice. Finally, HawkServers may disclose subscriber information or information transmitted over its network where necessary to protect HawkServers and others from harm, or where such disclosure is necessary to the proper operation of the system. However, HawkServers will never sell information to other services or outside companies.

HawkServers expects that its subscribers who provide Internet services to others will comply fully with all applicable laws concerning the privacy of online communications. A subscriber's failure to comply with those laws will violate HawkServers policy. Finally, HawkServers wishes to emphasize that, in signing the Service Agreement, subscribers indemnify HawkServers for any violation of the Service Agreement, law or HawkServers policy resulting in loss to HawkServers or the bringing of any claim against HawkServers by any third party. This means that, if HawkServers is sued because of a subscriber's or customer of a subscriber's activity, the subscriber will be responsible for payment of any damages awarded against HawkServers, plus costs and reasonable attorney's fees.

We hope this AUP is helpful in clarifying the obligations of Internet users, including HawkServers and its subscribers, as responsible members of the Internet. Any complaints about a subscriber's violation of this AUP should be sent to abuse@hawkservers.co.uk