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Acceptable Use Policy

This Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") sets forth the principles that govern the use by customers of services provided by Little Oak Hosting ("Little Oak").
Services provided by Little Oak can be used to host any web site, send or receive any email communication, or forward or point through the Domain Name System ("DNS") or other means to any location provided the service, content, or products offered, displayed, or transmitted do not violate the laws of the United States or the State of California, any part of this AUP, and all rules, policies, and agreements incorporated herein or incorporated by reference.
LITTLE OAK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE THE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY AT ANY TIME. CUSTOMER'S CONTINUED USE OF SERVICE CONSTITUTES CONTINUED ACCEPTANCE OF THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY.
1 Spam Activities
The sending of unsolicited bulk email ("Spam") or aiding, in any way, the sending of unsolicited bulk email including but not limited to promoting the sale or use of software or services to facilitate the sending of bulk email using any service provided by Little Oak is strictly prohibited. The sending of unsolicited bulk email using or referring to an email address or web site provided by Little Oak or a domain name using the DNS service of Little Oak, regardless of whether Little Oak's service was used to send the email, is prohibited.
Cross-posting messages to a large number of Usenet groups, posting unsolicited advertisements to web-based bulletin boards, or posting obscene or threatening messages anywhere while using or referring to an email address or web site provided by Little Oak or a domain name using the DNS service of Little Oak is prohibited.
The use of servers provided by Little Oak as a mail or message drop for responses to activities described above is prohibited. Linking from a web site provided by Little Oak under the hosting service or a web site using a domain name that uses the DNS service of Little Oak to providers of the activities listed above is also prohibited.
2 Software/Multimedia Distribution
A web site or email address provided by Little Oak or a web site or email address using a domain name that uses the DNS service of Little Oak can not to be used to distribute "cracked" versions of copyrighted software (a.k.a. warez), serial numbers for copyrighted software or copyrighted multimedia files (i.e. music files or MP3s). Linking from a web site provided by Little Oak or linking from a web site using a domain name that uses the DNS service of Little Oak to pirated software or illegal contraband or to other locations providing pirated software or illegal contraband is also prohibited.
3 Adult Content
A web site provided by Little Oak under the hosting service containing adult material, adult-oriented merchandise or links to adult material or adult-oriented merchandise is not permitted. Little Oak, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes adult material or adult-oriented merchandise.
4 Security
Any attempt to circumvent system security, including but not limited to, trying to access another customer's files or database or trying to gain shell access to an Little Oak server is prohibited. Attempting to manipulate any server or another customer's content is prohibited.
5 System Abuse
System Abuse, including but not limited to, excessive server CPU use, excessive server RAM use, excessive server disk I/O, or any thing that may affect other customers is prohibited. The installation of bots, or scripts or applications shared with a web site hosted by an outside provider is not permitted. Little Oak, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes system abuse.
6 Disk Resource Use
Disk space provided in association with the hosting service may only be used for files and content linked from or in direct support of the hosted web site. The provided disk space may not be used at any time as a location to archive or backup files not directly related to the hosted web site.