Acceptable Use Policy

Agreement between us.

This Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) governs your use of the Services and is incorporated by reference into Watermark Design’s Terms of Service. Unless otherwise stated, defined terms in this AUP have the meanings provided in the Terms of Service. Watermark Design may modify this AUP at any time without notice.

The Services provided by Watermark Design may only be used for lawful purposes. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in connection with your use of the Services. Watermark Design reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. Any material that in our judgment violates this AUP in any manner may be removed from our servers (or otherwise disabled), with or without notice. Failure to respond to an email from our abuse department within the specified time period in our email to you may result in the suspension or termination of the Services.

  • Unacceptable Material

    1. Unacceptable material on our servers include without limitation:
      • Topsites
      • IRC Scripts/Bots
      • IRCD (irc servers)
      • Proxy Scripts/Anonymizers
      • Image Hosting Scripts (similar to Photobucket or Tinypic)
      • AutoSurf/PTC/PTS/PPC sites
      • IP Scanners
      • Bruteforce Programs/Scripts/Applications
      • Mail Bombers/Spam Scripts
      • Banner-Ad services (commercial banner ad rotation)
      • File Dump/Mirror Scripts (similar to rapidshare)
      • Commercial Audio Streaming (more than one or two streams)
      • Escrow/Bank Debentures
      • High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or Related Sites
      • Investment Sites (FOREX, E-Gold Exchange, Second Life/Linden Exchange, Ponzi, MLM/Pyramid Scheme)
      • Sale of any controlled substance without prior proof of appropriate permit(s)
      • Prime Banks Programs
      • Lottery/Gambling Sites
      • MUDs/RPGs/PBBGs
      • Hacker focused sites/archives/programs
      • Sites promoting illegal activities
      • Forums and/or websites that distribute or link to warez/pirated/illegal content
      • Bank Debentures/Bank Debenture Trading Programs
      • Fraudulent Sites (Including, but not limited to sites listed at aa419.org & escrow-fraud.com)
      • Mailer Pro
      • Push button mail scripts
      • Broadcast or Streaming of Live Sporting Events (UFC, NASCAR, FIFA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WWE, WWF, etc)
      • Tell A Friend Scripts
      • Anonymous or Bulk SMS Gateways
      • Bitcoin Miners
      • PayDay Loan Sites (including any site related to PayDay loans, PayDay loan affiliate progams, etc)
    2. Child Pornography Prohibited.Content that is potentially harmful to minors, as determined in Watermark Design’s sole discretion, is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, child pornography or content perceived to be child pornography. Any website found to host child pornography or linking to child pornography will be suspended immediately without notice.
    3. Other Prohibited Content.We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Any material that, in our judgment, is obscene, threatening, illegal, or violates our Terms of Service or this AUP in any manner may be removed from our servers (or otherwise disabled), with or without notice.
  • AUP Violations

    1. Direct customers.Your Services may be terminated with or without notice upon any violation of this AUP. If applicable, violations will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
      • A failure to respond to an email from our support department within forty-eight (48) hours, or as otherwise specified in the email, may result in the suspension or termination of your Services. All abuse issues must be dealt with via trouble ticket/email and will receive a response within forty-eight (48) hours.