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PORTTAL & MEMBERSHIP SITES
What is a
Portal/Membership Web Site?
membership site is when anyone pays to
access information you publish in a password
protected area on your site. You can offer
exclusive articles, information, or even a
service (like software, games, ebooks, or
music). The site's we build are written in
php and using the popular open source mySQL
database system for content storage.
Acceptable Usage Policy
Important Note: This document is updated often.
Please make a habit of reviewing it from time to time to stay
abreast of acceptable as well as inappropriate uses of your
Thisishowto.com Internet Services account. Reports of activity in
violation of this policy may be sent via e-mail to
When you open your Thisishowto.com account, you
join two communities. First is the community formed by our network
and our customers; the second community is the one made up of all
networks and users connected to each other to form the Internet.
Becoming a member of these communities gives you certain rights and
privileges, but also imposes certain duties and responsibilities.
Thisishowto.com has established an Acceptable Use Policy in order to
make these duties and responsibilities more clear. This document is
intended to provide a general understanding of Thisishowto.com's
Acceptable Use Policy. The following factors guide the establishment
and enforcement of Thisishowto.com's usage policies:
Ensure reliable service to our customers
Ensure security and privacy of our systems and
network, as well as the networks and systems of others
Comply with existing laws
Maintain our reputation as a responsible
Encourage responsible use of the Internet and
discourage activities which reduce the usability and value of
Preserve the value of Internet resources as a
conduit for free expression and exchange of information
Preserve the privacy and security of individual
Thisishowto.com intends to provide its customers
access to everything the Internet has to offer. While
Thisishowto.com is firmly committed to the principles of free
speech, certain activities are damaging to the resources of both
Thisishowto.com and the Internet and cannot be permitted under the
guise of free speech. The resources of Thisishowto.com and the
Internet are limited, and abuse of these resources by one user has a
negative impact on the entire community.
We do not routinely monitor the activity of
accounts except for measurements of system utilization and the
preparation of billing records. However, in our efforts to promote
good citizenship within the Internet community, we will respond
appropriately if we become aware of inappropriate use of our
If a Thisishowto.com account is used to violate
the Acceptable Use Policy, we reserve the right to terminate your
service without notice and you agree to indemnify Thisishowto.com
and its affiliates against any claims threatened or brought by third
parties as a result of your violation of this Acceptable Use Policy
and/or the content of your website. We prefer to advise customers of
inappropriate behavior and any necessary corrective action. However,
flagrant violations of the Acceptable Use Policy will result in
immediate termination of service. Our failure to enforce this
policy, for whatever reason, shall not be construed as a waiver of
our right to do so at any time.
Thisishowto.com customers are prohibited from
transmitting on or through any of Thisishowto.com's services, any
material that is, in Thisishowto.com's sole discretion, unlawful,
obscene, threatening, abusive, defamatory, libelous, or encourages
conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil
liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, federal or
In general, you may NOT use your
In a manner which violates any law, regulation,
treaty or tariff;
In a manner which violates the rules,
regulations and policies of any network, server, web site,
database or service provider that you access through your
In a manner which is defamatory, fraudulent,
indecent, offensive or deceptive;
To threaten, harass, abuse or intimidate
To damage the name or reputation of
Thisishowto.com, its parent, affiliates and subsidiaries;
To break security on any computer network, or
to access an account which does not belong to you; or
In a manner which interferes with other
customers' use and enjoyment of the services provided by
Thisishowto.com's services may only be used for
lawful purposes. Transmission, distribution, or storage of any
information, data or material in violation of United States or state
regulation or law, or by the common law, is prohibited. This
includes, but is not limited to, material protected by copyright,
trademark, trade secret, or any other statute. Thisishowto.com
reserves the right to remove such illegal material from its servers
or to immediately terminate your services.
The customer is responsible for keeping his
billing data with Thisishowto.com up-to-date and accurate.
Furnishing false data on any contract or application, including
fraudulent use of credit card numbers, is grounds for immediate
termination, and may subject the offender to civil or criminal
Thisishowto.com reserves sole discretion to
determine whether any use of the service is a violation of this
policy. Guidelines for using your account follows. This information
is only a guideline, and is not intended to be all-inclusive.
Certain Thisishowto.com accounts give you the
ability to send and receive electronic mail. Misuse of electronic
mail may result in termination of service. The following examples
are non-exclusive and are provided for your guidance.
You may not use your account to send
unsolicited bulk or commercial messages ("spam"). This includes,
but is not limited to, bulk mailing of commercial advertising,
informational announcements, charity requests, petitions for
signatures, and political or religious tracts. Such messages may
only be sent to those who have explicitly requested it.
You may not use your account to collect
responses from unsolicited bulk or commercial e-mail sent from
accounts with other providers.
Forging, altering or removing electronic mail
headers is prohibited.
You may not send numerous copies of the same or
substantially similar message, nor may you send very large
messages or files to a recipient, with the intent to disrupt a
server or account ("mail bombing").
You may not use electronic mail to harass or
intimidate others. Harassment, whether through language, frequency
of messages, or size of messages, is prohibited. Sending a single
unwelcome message may be considered harassment. If a recipient
asks to stop receiving e-mail, you must not send that person any
You may not forward or otherwise propagate
chain letters, whether or not such messages solicit money or other
items of value, and whether or not the recipient wishes to receive
Thisishowto.com accounts may not be used to
collect replies to messages sent from another Internet service
provider if those messages violate this Acceptable Use Policy or
the acceptable use policy of the other service provider.
If you use the services of another provider to
promote a web site hosted by or through Thisishowto.com, then the
provisions of this Acceptable Use Policy shall apply to the methods
used to promote such site.
Certain Thisishowto.com accounts give you access
to thousands of newsgroups. These newsgroups allow you to read and
post messages on a variety of topics. Newsgroups may be moderated or
unmoderated. Newsgroups may also have a charter or a FAQ that
describes what subjects are appropriate for each newsgroup. Misuse
of newsgroups may result in the termination of your service.
Thisishowto.com provides an uncensored news
feed. As such, Thisishowto.com does not control the content of the
newsgroups available to you. Thisishowto.com believes that
decisions about which newsgroups and messages to read are best
left to its customers. Screening software is available from third
parties, and it is your responsibility to use such tools if
desired. Thisishowto.com is not responsible for the content of any
newsgroup message, whether or not the message was posted by a
Messages posted to newsgroups must comply with
the written charters or FAQs for those newsgroups. Advertisements,
solicitations, or other commercial messages should be posted only
in those newsgroups whose charters or FAQs explicitly permit them.
You are responsible for determining the policies of a given
newsgroup before posting to it. If you are unable to find a
newsgroup's policy regarding commercial messages, you must assume
that such messages are not welcome.
You may not post or cross-post the same or
substantially similar message to more than 5 newsgroups. Continued
cross-posting can result in termination of service and the
cancellation of the message.
You may not post binary files to newsgroups not
specifically named for that purpose.
You may not post messages promoting pyramid
schemes, "Make Money Fast" (MMF) schemes, chain letters, or other
schemes to newsgroups. Doing so will result in immediate
termination of service.
You may not forge or remove header information.
This includes attempting to circumvent the approval process for
posting to a moderated newsgroup.
You may not solicit mail for any address other
than your Thisishowto.com Internet Service account or service
where doing so manifests an intent to harass others.
You may not post messages for the purpose of
threatening, harassing or intimidating others.
You may not post messages which infringe on
personal or property rights of others (privacy rights or
copyrights, for example).
You may not cancel messages other than your
own, with the exception of official newsgroup moderators
performing their duties.
Thisishowto.com does not censor or control content
posted to a newsgroup. As a user of our service, you are solely
responsible for the content that you publish. Thisishowto.com, upon
receiving notification that certain posts violate this policy, or
any state or federal law, or infringe on the trademarks or
copyrights of another, reserves the right to remove such posts from
our news server and to terminate your account.
Thisishowto.com provides storage space and access
for web sites through its Web Hosting services. In addition,
dedicated accounts may provide for the hosting of web sites.
Thisishowto.com will not routinely monitor the contents of your web
You are solely responsible for any information
contained on your web site. However, if complaints are received
regarding language, content or graphics contained on your web site,
Thisishowto.com may, at its sole discretion, remove the web site
hosted on Thisishowto.com servers and terminate your Web Hosting
service. You agree to promptly reimburse Thisishowto.com for any
reasonable expenses it incurs (including attorney's fees) in
defending itself form third party claims relating to any of the
content (whether created by you, your customers or your users)
contained on your website.
You may not use your web site to publish material
which Thisishowto.com determines, at its sole discretion, to be
unlawful, indecent or objectionable. For purposes of this policy,
"material" refers to all forms of communications including narrative
descriptions, graphics (including photographs, illustrations,
images, drawings, logos), executable programs, video recordings, and
Unlawful content is
that which violates any law, statute, treaty, regulation, or lawful
order. This includes, but is not limited to: obscene material;
defamatory, fraudulent or deceptive statements; threatening,
intimidating or harassing statements, or material which violates the
privacy rights or property rights of others (copyrights or
trademarks, for example).
Indecent content is
that which depicts sexual or excretory activities in a patently
offensive matter as measured by contemporary community standards.
is otherwise legal content with which Thisishowto.com concludes, in
its sole discretion, it does not want to be associated in order to
protect its reputation and brand image, or to protect its employees,
shareholders and affiliates.
Examples of prohibited web site content:
Materials which hold Thisishowto.com including
its affiliates, employees or shareholders up to public scorn or
Materials which encourage the commission of a
crime; or which tends to incite violence; or which tends to
degrade any person or group based on sex, nationality, religion,
color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or
You are responsible for any misuse of your
account, even if the inappropriate activity was committed by a
friend, family member, guest or employee. Therefore, you must take
steps to ensure that others do not gain access to your account. In
addition, you may not use your account to breach security of another
account or attempt to gain unauthorized access to another network or
You must adopt adequate security measures to
prevent or minimize unauthorized use of your account.
You may not attempt to circumvent user
authentication or security of any host, network or account
("cracking"). This includes, but is not limited to, accessing data
not intended for you, logging into or making use of a server or
account you are not expressly authorized to access, or probing the
security of other networks. Use or distribution of tools designed
for compromising security is prohibited. Examples of these tools
include, but are not limited to, password guessing programs,
cracking tools or network probing tools.
You may not attempt to interfere with service
to any user, host, or network ("denial of service attacks"). This
includes, but is not limited to, "flooding" of networks,
deliberate attempts to overload a service, and attempts to "crash"
Users who violate systems or network security
may incur criminal or civil liability. Thisishowto.com will
cooperate fully with investigations of violations of systems or
network security at other sites, including cooperating with law
enforcement authorities in the investigation of suspected criminal
You are responsible for ensuring that the services
obtained from Thisishowto.com are used in an appropriate manner by
your customers and users. Therefore, you must take steps to manage
the use of the services obtained from Thisishowto.com in such a way
that network abuse is minimized. You must also make information
publicly available about how to contact you, and you must respond in
a timely manner to complaints concerning misuse of the services
obtained from Thisishowto.com. Failure to responsibly manage the use
of the services obtained from Thisishowto.com may be cause for
termination of services to you.
You must designate one or more individuals
("Contacts") to be responsible for every host, IP network or
subnet connected to the Internet through the use of the services.
You must provide Contact names, phone numbers, and postal and
e-mail addresses ("Contact Information") to any and all
appropriate Domain Name Registrars prior to the initial network
connection of your service. You must keep Contact Information
updated and accurate at all times. Changes in the Contact
Information must be sent to the appropriate Domain Name Registrars
in a timely manner.
Contacts must have the authority, access and
tools necessary to configure, operate and control access to your
systems. For important timesharing hosts, primary domain name
servers and mail relays or gateways, Contacts must be accessible
to Thisishowto.com via telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Every customer who allows third party access to
the services provided by Thisishowto.com, whether such third
parties are employees, users or customers, must maintain a
postmaster address for the receipt of complaints by e-mail.
Messages delivered to the postmaster address must be reviewed and
handled in a timely manner.
Thisishowto.com accounts operate on shared
resources. Excessive use or abuse of these shared network resources
by one customer may have a negative impact on all other customers.
Misuse of network resources in a manner which impairs network
performance is prohibited by this policy and may result in
termination of your account.
You are prohibited from excessive consumption
of resources, including CPU time, memory, disk space and session
time. You may not use resource-intensive programs which negatively
impact other customers or the performance of Thisishowto.com
systems or networks. Thisishowto.com reserves the right to
terminate or limit such activities.
Any activity on our network that is a violation of
any state or federal law is a violation of this policy and will
result in immediate termination of service. Prohibited activities
include, but are not limited to:
Transmitting obscene materials or child
Intentionally spreading or threatening to
spread computer viruses
Gaining or attempting to gain unauthorized
access to any network, including Thisishowto.com's private network
Accessing or attempting to access information
not intended for you
Transmitting pirated software
Conducting or participating in illegal gambling
Soliciting for pyramid and other illegal
Thisishowto.com does not permit any site that
contains: (i) images (including on banner ads) of nude models that
appear to be under the age of 18 (in Thisishowto.com's sole
judgment), (ii) sexually explicit images (including on banner ads)
of models that appear to be under the age of 18 (in
Thisishowto.com's sole judgment); or (iii) sites containing language
promoting child pornography together with any sexually explicit or
nude images. As required by federal law in the United States,
Thisishowto.com will forward all offenders of this policy to the
appropriate federal agency.
Thisishowto.com has a policy to respect and
protect the privacy of its customers and their information that is
stored with Thisishowto.com. Thisishowto.com will only access and
disclose information as necessary to comply with applicable laws and
government requests, to provide the Thisishowto.com Services, to
operate or maintain its systems or to protect itself or its
customers. Thisishowto.com will not sell or rent your information to
any third parties, Ever!