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The Acaeum, operating through HostForWeb, Inc, provides web-hosting services to clients all around the world.  As such, The Acaeum has the responsibility to protect each client and provide them with the best services available.  The following guidelines were designed to insure these services.

By agreeing to accept web hosting services from us, you agree to abide by these Terms of Service.


All web-hosting services provided by The Acaeum may be used for lawful purposes only.  Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data, or material in violation of any United States Federal, State, or City law is prohibited.  This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, material we judge to be threatening or obscene, unlicensed software or files, or material protected by trade secret and other statute.

The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless The Acaeum, its operators, and its parent host (HostForWeb, Inc) from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party.

Examples of non-acceptable content or links:

  • Pirated software (warez)
  • Illegal music files (mp3's, etc)
  • Hacking programs or archives
  • Child Pornography

The Acaeum will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.

Unlimited Traffic/Hits & Server Resource Usage

The Acaeum is pleased to offer our clients unlimited traffic/hits and server usage.  "Unlimited Traffic/Hits" refers to the number of visitors to your website, NOT the amount of bandwidth/data transfer.  Your account is still limited to the allotted bandwidth/data transfer included with your selected package.  To maintain the integrity of our service, the following traffic/usage patterns may cause you to exceed acceptable use:

  • Sites with banners, graphics, or cgi's running from your domain being used on other domains
  • Sites with immense graphic archives or galleries
  • Sites offering immense download archives, such as .zip, .tar, .rar, and .gz.
  • Sites running large chat room gatherings
  • Sites using more than 20% of system resources

The Acaeum will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of usage limitations.  Should you exceed your usage limitations, The Acaeum will notify you via e-mail as a warning.  Subsequent violations may result in suspension of your account.

Chat Rooms

The Acaeum allows clients to install their own chat rooms. However, these tend to be large system hogs and may fall into the usage limitations clause.  We do provide an HTML-based cgi chatroom that runs without hindering the performance of the machine for others. You are free to run your own chat script, as long as it does not hinder server performance.

Cron Jobs

The Acaeum allows Cron Jobs to be conducted on our server.


We currently do not allow IRC or IRC bots to be operated on our server.

Multiple Connections

Multiple telnet and ftp sessions are allowed, on a single hosting account.

Idle Timeouts

The Acaeum may disconnect any idle connection to the network. Average timeouts are:
      FTP - 300 seconds
      Telnet - 2 hours

Commercial Advertising - Email

Spamming, or the sending of unsolicited email, is STRICTLY prohibited.  For general reference, we consider spam any
email that is sent to more than 10 people at a time that did not ask for it to be sent to them.

The Acaeum will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.  Opt-In email is acceptable, as long as Opt-Out/Removal requests are fully honored.  Please make an effort to limit outgoing mail on your account to no more than 5000 pieces per DAY and no more than 20 pieces per minute.  Many times we have seen sites push over 1000 emails in one hit -- this causes extreme server loads and prevents other people from accessing server services.  Large mailings are preferred to be sent from the hours of 12AM - 8AM EST.

Server Abuse

Any attempts to undermine or cause harm to a HostForWeb, Inc. server, or customer of either The Acaeum or HostForWeb, Inc., is strictly prohibited.  We will pursue legal action to the fullest extent for all abuse of the HostForWeb Inc. Network.

Suspension / Deactivation

Failure to follow any terms or conditions will result in grounds for account suspension or deactivation. The Acaeum reserves the right to remove any account without prior notice.  If The Acaeum deactivates your account for violating policy, your donation will not be returned to you under any circumstances.  Normal policy is a warning first, and account deactivation for the second offense.  Serious offenses may cause immediate deactivation.

Privacy Policy

The Acaeum respects the privacy of every individual who visits our web site, uses our forums, or sends us e-mail.  The only information that we require from you to establish an account is a valid e-mail address and a contact phone number.  This information will only be used by The Acaeum administrator, and only to contact you.  It will not be sold, given, or otherwise distributed to any third party.

By agreeing to accept web hosting services from us, you agree to abide by these Terms of Service.

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