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ADULT CONTENT

Versatile Web Technologies does not allow adult-related Web content on its servers nor does it design adult related sites.

The Internet is a global communication tool, and Versatile Web Technologies has clients across the US and around the world. Because there are varying ideas across the nation/world of what is considered "adult-related Web content", we use the following as a definition of "adult content":

  1. Any site whose revenue is gained in part or whole from its adult content.
  2. photos or videos showing frontal nudity on either men or women for non-scientific or non-artistic purposes.
  3. Revenue-generating hyperlinks to sites who violate policy #1.


Why do we have this policy?

Bandwidth and Resources
A shared server is an environment where many servers reside on a machine together. An average "adult-content site" gets more hits than 100 standard websites, and some of the smaller adult sites get around 5 GB of transfer per day. With these types of resources being utilized, our servers would be severely slowed if we allowed these high traffic sites to also reside on our servers. On top of that, we would be forced to raise our prices to pay for the additional bandwidth. We strive to keep our servers fast and inexpensive, and our bandwidth clear; therefore, adult sites are not an option.

Image
Also, our research has proved that most businesses do not wish to be affiliated with a company who also designs and hosts pornography-related sites - whether or not the site is on the same server or on its own dedicated server. We wish to project a professional image, and it is difficult to do so if we host these types of sites. We believe that to have your site affiliated with, or on the same servers as, adult sites could lead potential prospects away from your business. As a result, we will not host adult sites because it may endanger the majority of our clients.

Versatile Web Technologies reserves the right to decide what it considers "adult content", "adult material", "sexually explicit", or "sexually related". Let us know if you are unsure of the approval of your site before placing an order.


SPAM (unsolicited commercial e-mail)

The abuse and misuse of e-mail is a serious problem, and Versatile Web Technologies will not tolerate it. If you have been the victim of SPAM sent by one of our customers, please forward the e-mail, including its headers, to abuse@versatilewt.com.

Definition of SPAM, or
UCE (Unsolicited Commercial E-mail)

  • The bulk UCE, promotional material, or other forms of solicitation sent via e-mail that advertise any Ip address belonging to Versatile Web Technologies or any URL (domain) that is hosted by Versatile Web Technologies.

  • Unsolicited postings to newsgroups advertising any Ip or URL hosted by Versatile Web Technologies.

  • The use of webpages set up on ISps that allow SPAM-ing (also known as "ghost sites") that directly or indirectly reference customers to domains or Ip addresses hosted by Versatile Web Technologies.

  • Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that is designed to facilitate a means to SPAM.

  • Forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask the true origin of the message.

For further information on mail abuse, please visit the Mail Abuse prevention System (MAPS) website.

Repercussions of SPAM
Across the Web, it is generally accepted that SPAM is an inconsiderate and improper business practice.

Versatile Web Technologies
SPAM is not only harmful because of its negative impact on consumer attitudes toward Versatile Web Technologies, but also because it can overload the network and resources, especially on our shared server environments.

Our providers
Since it is unsolicited, users who receive SPAM often become angry and send complaints to our upstream providers. This upsets our providers who abhor SPAM for the same reasons that Versatile Web Technologies does - it causes negative consumer attitudes and drains resources. We strive to maintain favorable business relationships in the Web community and obviously will not allow any practice that threatens these relationships.

punishment For SPAM
Versatile Web Technologies reserves the right to terminate, without warning, any account that violates this policy. Usage of Versatile Web Technologies services constitutes acceptance and understanding of this policy.

Versatile Web Technologies reserves the right to decide what it considers "SPAM", "UCE", "mail bombing", or "bulk e-mail", and to determine from all of the evidence whether or not the e-mail recipients were from an "opt-in" e-mail list.

Mailing List Management
principles For preventing Abuse

Should you choose to e-mail from Versatile Web Technologies servers, especially if you use mailing lists, you must read and adhere to the following guidelines, which are offered as a statement of Internet standards and best current practices for proper mailing list management and preventing e-mail abuse.

Mailing lists are an excellent vehicle for distributing focused, targeted information to an interested, receptive audience. Consequently, mailing lists have been used successfully as a highly effective direct marketing tool.

Unfortunately, some marketers misuse mailing lists through a lack of understanding of Internet customs and rules of the forum pertaining to e-mail. Others fail to take adequate precautions to prevent the lists they manage from being used in an abusive manner.

  1. The e-mail addresses of new subscribers must be confirmed or verified before mailings commence. This is usually accomplished by means of an e-mail message sent to the subscriber to which s/he must reply, or containing a URL which s/he must visit, in order to complete the subscription. However it is implemented, a fundamental requirement of all lists is the verification of all new subscriptions.

  2. Mailing list administrators must provide a simple method for subscribers to terminate their subscriptions, and administrators should provide clear and effective instructions for unsubscribing from a mailing list. Mailings from a list must cease promptly once a subscription is terminated.

  3. Mailing list administrators should make an "out of band" procedure (e.g., a means of contact by which messages may be sent for further correspondence via e-mail or telephone) available for those who wish to terminate their mailing list subscriptions but are unable or unwilling to follow standard automated procedures.

  4. Mailing list administrators must ensure that the impact of their mailings on the networks and hosts of others is minimized by proper list management procedures such as pruning of invalid or undeliverable addresses, or taking steps to ensure that mailings do not overwhelm less robust hosts or networks.

  5. Mailing list administrators must take adequate steps to ensure that their lists are not used for abusive purposes. For example, administrators can maintain a "suppression list" of e-mail addresses from which all subscription requests are rejected. Addresses would be added to the suppression list upon request by the parties entitled to use the addresses at issue. The purpose of the suppression list would be to prevent subscription of addresses appearing on the suppression list by unauthorized third parties. Such suppression lists should also give properly authorized domain administrators the option to suppress all mailings to the domains for which they are responsible.

  6. Mailing list administrators must make adequate disclosures about how subscriber addresses will be used, including whether or not addresses are subject to sale or trade with other parties. Once a mailing list is traded or sold, it may no longer be an opt-in mailing list. Therefore, those who are acquiring "opt-in" lists from others must examine the terms and conditions under which the addresses were originally compiled and determine that all recipients have in fact opted-in specifically to the mailing lists to which they are being traded or sold.

  7. Mailing list administrators should make adequate disclosures about the nature of their mailing lists, including the subject matter of the lists and anticipated frequency of messages. A substantive change in either the subject matter or frequency of messages may constitute a new and separate mailing list requiring a separate subscription. List administrators should create a new mailing list when there is a substantive change in either the subject matter or frequency of messages. A notification about the new mailing list may be appropriate on the existing mailing list, but existing subscribers should never be subscribed automatically to the new list. For example, if Company A acquires Company B, and Company B has compiled opt-in mailing lists, Company A should not summarily incorporate Company B's mailing lists into its own.

* This SPAM (UCE) Accepted Use policy and all other Versatile Web Technologies policies are subject to change by Versatile Web Technologies without notice. Continued usage of the services after a change to this policy is implemented and posted on the Versatile Web Technologies site constitutes your acceptance of such change or policy. We encourage you to regularly check this site for any changes or additions.