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This policy is subject to change, so please check regularly for updates. This policy is in addition to Last Digital Terms and Conditions.
.1) Web Hosting
1.1) Last Digital reserves the right to suspend or cancel a customer's access to any or all services provided by Last Digital, where Last Digital decides that the account has been inappropriately used. Last Digital reserves the right to refuse service and /or access to its servers to anyone.

1.2) Scripts on the site must be designed to produce web-based content, and not to use the server as an application server. Using the server to generate large volumes of email from a database is an example of activity that is not allowed. Scripts should not attempt to manipulate the timeouts on servers. These are set at the present values to ensure the reliability of the server. Sites that reset these do so because they are resource intensive, and adversely affect server performance and are therefore not allowed.

1.3) Last Digital will disable any domain that fails to adhere to the following criteria as soon as we are made aware, in line with current working practices:

1.4.1) The primary purpose of any site must be to provide web-based content to viewers. Files on the site must be linked to the web site.

1.4.2) The primary purpose of any script must be to produce a web page. Scripts that send a single email based upon user entered information, or update a database are acceptable. Scripts that send bulk email or perform processor intensive database processes are not allowed. All outgoing mail is monitored and filtered.

1.4.3) Sites must not contain Warez, illegal or copyright material. The onus is on you the customer to prove that you own the rights to publish material, not for Last Digital to prove that you do not.

1.4.4) Sites must not contain MP3 files, as they do not represent active web content. Other multimedia files are acceptable if they are configured to stream to the client rather than download.

1.4.3) Sites must not contain password protected archive (e.g. zip or rar) files, or data back ups.

1.4.6) Sites must not contain pornographic or other lewd material. Adult Material includes all pornography, erotic images, or otherwise lewd or obscene content. The designation of "adult material" is left entirely to the discretion of Last Digital.

1.4.7) Sites must not use excessive amounts of server resources. These include bandwidth, processor utilization and / or disk space. Please see the 'High Resource Use Policy' in the General Terms and Conditions.

1.4.8) Sites must not contain scripts that attempt to access privileged server resources, or other sites on the same server.

2) Email
2.1) If Last Digital identify a mailbox or domain that is causing problems; we will either remove the offending mailboxes or change their settings to resolve the issue. In extreme cases, we will disable email or suspend all services to the domain as appropriate.

2.2) Common issues that cause problems are:

2.2.1) Where a mailbox receives large volumes of undeliverable email.

2.2.2) Where mailboxes have forwarders set to other mailboxes where mail cannot be delivered.

2.2.3) Where mailboxes have forwarders and/or auto-responders that generate circular mail loops.

2.3) You may not use Last Digital Email services for any of the following:

2.3.4) To send messages or communications, which are unsolicited, offensive, abusive, indecent or obscene.

2.3.3) To send messages causing annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety to another user of the Internet.

2.3.6) To send messages for the purpose of Fraud and /or with the intention of committing a criminal offence.

2.4) To prevent the sending of bulk unsolicited mail, SMTP traffic to and from a server will be blocked in the following scenarios:

2.4.1) Where we identify a server that has an open mail relay.

2.4.2) Where a significant volume of mail is sent from a domain in a 10-minute period.

2.4.3) Where we have received significant volumes of complaints concerning unsolicited mail originating from a Last Digital hosted server.

2.3) To prevent Last Digital' IP Addresses being blocked by IP Address blocking, a domain held on Last Digital servers may be disabled:

2.3.1) Where we have received significant volumes of complaints concerning unsolicited mail originating from or unsolicited email being sent to promote sites being hosted on a Last Digital server.

TERM
This Agreement shall remain in full force during the length of the term of your domain name registration(s) as selected, recorded, and paid for upon registration of the domain name. Should you choose to renew or otherwise lengthen the term of your domain name registration, then the term of this Registration Agreement shall be extended accordingly. Should the domain name be transferred to another Registrar, the terms and conditions of this contract shall cease.

To ensure your domains are not lost we operate a positive renewal system on all our domains - you will be notified in advance that your domain is about to expire and given the option to opt out of the renewal, if of any reason you do not contact us, then we will ensure your registration continues and automatically renew your domain. This is not refundable and it is your responsibility to ensure valid contact and payment details are on your account at all times - failure can lead to suspension.

3) General
3.1) Last Digital have a Police Liaison function and we are committed to assisting, and cooperating with, all law enforcement and government agencies in helping to reduce Internet Crime.

3.2) Last Digital will suspend access to an account which:

3.2.1) Contains invalid or fraudulent details.

3.2.2) Initiates a payment card chargeback.

3.3) If Last Digital disable a site or server, we will:

3.3.1) Send an automated mail to the account administrator, informing them of the suspension - please ensure you use an email address that will be unaffected by any suspensions, to ensure that you are immediately made aware of any changes in your account status.

3.3.2) Provide follow up correspondence during office hours from our Abuse Department, detailing the reasons for the suspension and what actions, if any, the administrator should take to rectify the situation.

3.3.3) Not re-enable any domain or server that has previously been suspended for similar abuse.

3.3.4) Pass the account to the appropriate department to resolve any outstanding issues such as account balance or closure.

3.4) For less serious cases, such as email problems, the Abuse department will contact you during office hours and inform you of any changes made to your account and the reasons for those changes.

3.5) If an action is taken against a site or server, you must correspond only with our Abuse Department on abuse@lastdigital.com . No other departments are able to discuss the details of an Abuse Investigation.

3.6) Restoration of any and all services suspended during an Abuse Investigation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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