Acceptable Use Policy
GoferHost, LLC is a web technology company originally founded in 2007. Our goal is to create simple solutions to get an online presence. Please review this acceptable use policy as it contains important information on how you are allowed to use our services. We wrote this policy in extremely simple language so that it would be easy to read and understand.
What is WEB hosting?
In its simplest form, web hosting is space on a server that a customer rents to store files. The purpose of these files are for presentation on the web by either public access or protected access behind authenticated requests. We told you this policy was going to be simple.
We have a responsibility to our customers to enable the service of hosting a website. This entails making our service available and secure for our customers to use as well as shutdown as our customer sees fit. This is where our responsibility ends.
It is up to the customer to secure their access to their hosting accounts and other products. We can’t be liable for damage caused by a customer giving access to their hosting account to another individual or company. We give you the keys, so please protect your hosting account.
It is also the customer’s responsibility to protect private images or other media that is not meant to be public.
Unlimited Space and Bandwidth
Many of our hosting accounts, but not all, come with unlimited space and bandwidth. It is important to understand what this means. Unlimited in the mathematical sense means without limits, but our definition of unlimited is slightly different. Unlimited space and bandwidth is defined by as much space you need for the purpose of hosting your website. Your hosting account is not to be used as a backup or file storage for files that your website isn’t making available.
We reserve the right to challenge a customer’s website if we feel they are taking up an egregious amount of space or bandwidth.
How long we retain your data
We keep daily, weekly and monthly backups for a duration of 6 months while your are a hosting customer of ours. If you were to delete your hosting account, all history and backups of that hosting account will be immediately erased with no exceptions. This is for your protection so make sure you have the data you need before you delete your hosting account.
We may have personal opinions about adult content, but GoferHost as a company doesn’t care what content you host on your hosting account as long as you are not in violation of any US laws including copyright, child pornagraphy and any abusive or bullying content. This rule is very subjective and we reserve the right to terminate any account we feel is inappropriate.
If you have any concerns about this acceptable use policy, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.