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Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP)


This AUP governs the use of Cloudcandy’s hosting service. Violation of this AUP may result in suspension or termination of your service. In the event of a dispute between you and Cloudcandy regarding the interpretation of this AUP, Cloudcandy’s interpretation, in its reasonable commercial judgment, shall govern. If you have any questions regarding this AUP, please contact our team from our web site. As well, Cloudcandy reserves the right to refuse service within our reasonable commercial judgment.

  • Offensive Content

    You may not publish or transmit via Cloudcandy’s service any content that Cloudcandy reasonably believes:

    • Constitutes child pornography;
    • Is excessively violent, incites violence, threatens violence, or contains harassing content or hate speech;
    • Is unfair or deceptive under the consumer protection laws of any jurisdiction, including chain letters and pyramid schemes;
    • Is defamatory or violates a person’s privacy;
    • Creates a risk to a person’s safety or health, creates a risk to public safety or health, compromises national security, or interferes with a investigation by law enforcement;
    • improperly exposes trade secrets or other confidential or proprietary information of another person;
    • Is intended to assist others in defeating technical copyright protections;
    • Clearly infringes on another person’s trade or service mark, patent, or other property right; 
    • Promotes illegal drugs, violates export control laws, relates to illegal gambling, or illegal arms trafficking;
    • Is otherwise illegal or solicits conduct that is illegal under laws applicable to you or to Cloudcandy; or
    • Is otherwise malicious, fraudulent, or may result in retaliation against Cloudcandy by offended viewers.
  • Content
    Content “published or transmitted” via Cloudcandy’s service includes Web content, e-mail, bulletin board postings, chat, and any other type of posting or transmission that relies on any Internet service provided by Cloudcandy.
  • Security
    You must take reasonable security precautions. You must protect the confidentiality of your password, and you should change your password periodically.
  • Bulk Commercial E-Mail

    You must obtain Cloudcandy's advance approval for any bulk commercial e-mail, which will not be given unless you are able to demonstrate all of the following to Cloudcandy’s reasonable satisfaction:


    These policies apply to messages sent using your Cloudcandy service, or to messages sent from any network by you or any person on your behalf that directly or indirectly refer the recipient to a site hosted via your Cloudcandy service. In addition, you may not use a third party e-mail service that does not practice similar procedures for all its customers.
    Cloudcandy may test and otherwise monitor your compliance with its requirements, including requesting opt-in information from a random sample of your list at any time.
  • Unsolicited E-Mail
    • You may not send any unsolicited e-mail, either in bulk or individually, to any person who has indicated that they do not wish to receive it.
    • You must comply with the rules of any other network you access or participate in using your Cloudcandy's services.
  • Material Protected by Copyright

    You may not publish, distribute, or otherwise copy in any manner any music, software, art, or other work protected by copyright law unless:

    • You have been expressly authorized by the owner of the copyright for the work to copy the work in that manner; 
    • You are otherwise permitted by established United States copyright law to copy the work in that manner. 
    • Cloudcandy will terminate the service of repeat copyright infringer's.
  • Copyright Infringement Notice (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)
    If you believe your copyright is being infringed by a person using the Cloudcandy network, please send your written notice of copyright infringement to: [email protected]
  • Other
    You must have valid and current information on file with your domain name registrar for any domain hosted on the Cloudcandy network.
  • Internet Abuse
    You may not engage in illegal, abusive, or irresponsible behavior, including:
    • Unauthorized access to or use of data, systems or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures (including those belonging to Cloudcandy and its customers) without express authorization of the owner of the system or network; 
    • Monitoring data or traffic on any network or system without the authorization of the owner of the system or network;
    • Interference with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks;
    • Use of an Internet account or computer without the owner’s authorization, including, but not limited to Internet scanning (tricking other people into releasing their passwords), password robbery, security hole scanning, and port scanning;
    • Forging of any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an e-mail or a newsgroup posting; or 
    • Any conduct that is likely to result in retaliation against the Cloudcandy's network. 
    • Use of Cloudcandy's network in a way that unreasonably interferes with Cloudcandy's other customers use of the network