Acceptable Use Policy

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

The Services provided by Recode 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. Recode 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.

Prohibited Uses

Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights.

Use of the Services to infringe upon another party’s intellectual property rights is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, the unauthorized copying or distribution of movies, music, books, photographs, software/warez, or any other copyrighted work. Selling or offering to sell any counterfeit merchandise will result in the immediate termination of your account. Any account found to be infringing on the intellectual property rights of others will be expeditiously removed or access to the material will be disabled. Any account found to be in repeated violation of this prohibition will be suspended or terminated.

If you believe that your intellectual property rights are being infringed upon, please email support@recode.co.zw.

Using a shared account as a backup/storage device.

You may not use a shared hosting account as a backup/storage device with the exception of one Plesk backup of the same account. Please do not take backups of your backups.

Illegal Use

Recode services may not be used for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities. Recode reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrongdoing.

Threats, Harassment, and Collection of Personal Data

Recode services may not be used to transmit or originate any material that harasses or threatens, encourages bodily harm, or destruction of property. Use of the Recode service to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent is prohibited.

Forgery, Impersonation, and Fraud

Adding, removing, or modifying identifying network header information in an effort to deceive or mislead is prohibited. Attempting to impersonate any person by using forged headers or other identifying information is prohibited. Use of the Recode service to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services, or to advance any type of financial scam such as “pyramid schemes” and “chain letters” is prohibited.

Unacceptable Material

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
  • DOS Attack 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)

Zero Tolerance Adult Content Policy

Recode has a zero tolerance policy in effect for adult content. We do not allow any content considered “adult material” on our servers. This includes any type of media that may contain nudity, partial nudity, or anything else of adult nature determined in Recode’s sole discretion. Violators of this policy will be immediately terminated without a refund.

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.

Unacceptable Resource Usage

  1. Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server.
  2. Run any type of web spider or indexer (including Google Cash / AdSpy) on shared servers.
  3. Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network.
  4. Run any bit torrent application, tracker, or client. You may link to legal torrents off-site, but may not host or store them on our shared servers.
  5. Participate in any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities
  6. Run any gaming servers such as counter-strike, half-life, battlefield1942, etc.
  7. Run cron entries with intervals of less than fifteen (15) minutes.
  8. Run any MySQL queries longer than fifteen (15) seconds. MySQL tables should be indexed appropriately.
  9. Include the local file rather than the URL when using PHP, include functions for including a local file. Instead of including “http://yourdomain.com/include.php”), use “include.php”.
  10. Force html to handle server-side code (like php and shtml) to help reduce usage.
  11. Use https protocol unless it is necessary; encrypting and decrypting communications is noticeably more CPU-intensive than unencrypted communications.

Zero Tolerance Spam Policy

We take a zero tolerance stance against the sending of unsolicited e-mail, bulk emailing, and spam. “Safe lists,” purchased lists, and selling of lists will be treated as spam. We may terminate the account of any User who sends out spam with or without notice.

Recode reserves the right to require changes or disable as necessary, any website, account, database, or other component that does not comply with our policies, or to make any such modifications in an emergency that we deem necessary at our sole discretion.

Recode reserves the right to charge the holder of the account used to send any unsolicited e-mail a cleanup fee or any charges incurred for blacklist removal at our sole discretion.

AUP Violations

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 abuse 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 email and will receive a response within forty-eight (48) hours.

If you feel you have discovered a violation of our AUP please report it to: support@recode.co.zw

Last Updated: April,05 2020