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GH Productions Web Hosting Terms of Service & Acceptable Use Policy

1. Overview
1.1. This document explains the Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy (herein referred to as TOS/AUP) for any web hosting services provided by GH Productions for the Client/ End User (herein referred to as the Client(s)). GH Productions reserves the right to change and/or update this document at any time without notice to you the Client. This link,, will be provided on our web site as a current version of our TOS/AUP, and this document supersedes all forms of this document previously published by GH Productions.
1.2. All Clients using GH Productions services are required to be familiar with this policy and become responsible for its contents. Use of GH Productions services in any form constitutes acceptance of this TOS/AUP and agreement to adhere to it. If you do not agree with these terms in their entirety, then do not use this web site or any of its services. The effective date of this Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy is the date of acceptance by the Client for services from GH Productions, and they shall remain in effect until the Client terminates his/her account or GH Productions cancels Client's account. Client may cancel services by giving GH Productions proper notice as directed herein.
1.3. GH Productions provides Clients with access to a collection of web hosting resources including but not limited to forums, personalized content and branded programming through its network of affiliates, providers and/or sponsors. You, the Client also understand and agree that the service provided by GH Productions may include advertisements and that these advertisements are necessary for GH Productions to conduct business. You, the Client also understand and agree that the service may include certain communications from GH Productions such as service announcements, administrative messages and the GH Productions Newsletter, and that these communications are considered part of GH Productions services. As the Client, you understand and agree that the services provided by GH Productions are "As-Is" and that GH Productions assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, failed delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings or any files associated with GH Productions’ services.
1.4. The Client is also responsible for obtaining access to the service and that access may involve third party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). The Client is responsible for those fees. In addition, the Client must provide and is responsible for all equipment and software necessary to access the service.
2. General Use
2.1. You agree that you will not use the services to: (a) transmit spam, bulk or unsolicited communications; (b) pretend to be GH Productions or someone else, or spoof GH Productions or someone else's identity; (c) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers (including URLs) in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the services; (d) misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (e) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to use the services; (f) engage in activities that would violate any fiduciary relationship, any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law, including but not limited to attempting to compromise the security of any networked account or site, operating an illegal lottery or gambling operation, stalking, or making threats of harm; or (g) collect or store personal data about other users unless specifically authorized by such users.
2.2. All Client E-mail and/or posts shall have the Client's valid account name in the header. You may use another existing E-mail address in the "reply to" field as long as it is clear that the email and/or post came from your hosting account.
2.3. By using the services provided by GH Productions you certify that you are at least 18 years of age and have the legal ability to conduct such business.
2.4. You acknowledge that GH Productions may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the web site services, including without limitation the maximum disk space that will be allotted on GH Productions or Third-Party servers on Client’s behalf, maximum amount of data transfer (bandwidth), and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the service in a given period of time.
2.5. You acknowledge that GH Productions reserves the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time.
2.6. If we determine that any site using our services is using too much of the server's resources and therefore abusing the server, we have the right to suspend that domain without any notice. It is then up to the Client to contact GH Productions and formulate a plan to activate that domain again. We are quick to suspend any domain that abuses the server's resources due to the shared nature of the server and the negative impact an abusing domain has on other domains on the same server. Any use of GH Productions services or resources that disrupts the normal operation of the system or the use by other GH Productions customers is considered to be abuse of system resources and is grounds for administrative intervention. Use of GH Productions services or Internet connection to send ping or other packets in an attempt to deny service to another user is considered abuse. Depending on the nature and the severity of the abuse, the Client may have his processes halted, or have his account suspended. If the misuse is unintentional or is under other mitigating circumstances, the suspension may be rescinded but may require a reconnection charge.
2.7. We expressly forbid our resellers from setting up Free Trial Account. We also forbid the use of our resources to supply free hosting or free email services. These Free Trails and Free Accounts, sub-domain or otherwise, open up the servers to severe abuse from hackers and spammers. If we find a reseller who is offering Free Trail Accounts, or Free Hosting, we will suspend that Web Host Manager (WHM) account. We take this very seriously and there are no exceptions to this rule.
2.8. GH Productions does not allow our Clients to oversell their WHM resources. If we feel that a Client’s WHM account is too oversold, then we have the right to upgrade that account, through consultation with the client. This policy is to prevent the abuse of resources through GH Productions Clients overselling their resources and causing harm to others on the same server.
2.9. GH Productions has the right to refuse service, or discontinue services to those Clients who use their GH Productions WHM account and promote "Unlimited disk space and\or Unlimited data transfer" hosting account. We take this rule extremely seriously and have no hesitation to refuse or discontinue services to any Client who is in breach of this policy.
2.10. GH Productions allows for very generous web site traffic, and many web sites never exceed 1000MB per month, unless they offer shareware, sound, video, image and multimedia archives, are mirror web sites or any web site which it’s primary purpose is file distribution. GH Productions Clients are discouraged from storing any files that cause excessive traffic on GH Productions or Third-Party servers. Contact GH Productions support at for questions on content. Most web sites do not fall into this category and never reach our traffic limits.
2.11. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason not prohibited by law. Also we reserve the right to terminate service to any customer for any reason not prohibited by law.
2.12. Any deliberate attempt to cause damage to GH Productions, 3rd Party Servers/Services or any other Internet servers will result in immediate account deactivation without prior notice. No refund is given in this case.
2.13. In the event GH Productions is for any reason unable to continue providing it services GH Productions will then give notification to its Clients a minimum of fifteen (15) days to transfer all files and pursue another web hosting service provider. GH Productions will not be held liable for any Client data that was not removed by the deadline set by GH Productions.
2.14. GH Productions reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
3. Payments, Fees and Refund Policy
3.1. Full payment is required before any hosting services are rendered, which includes renewals. All hosting services are provided on a month-to-month basis. Prepayment is due each 30 days following the date the account was established. Billing will continue until you the Client cancel your hosting agreement. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your hosting plan, GH Productions will refund your hosting cost, less hosting time already expended, domain name registration, overages or any other miscellaneous charges or additional hosting features not based on GH Productions hosting packages viewable at This only applies to cancellation by the client. If cancellation is done by GH Productions due to any policy violation, there will be no refund.
3.2. All monetary transactions are in $US dollars. Additional features can be added at any time. GH Productions reserves the right to change prices and hosting packages at any time.
3.3. In the event of a charge back by a credit card company (or similar action by another payment provider allowed by us) in connection with the client’s payment of fees for any services, the client agrees and acknowledge that GH Productions may suspend access to any and all accounts the client has with GH Productions and that all right, title, interest in, and use of any domain name registration(s) and/or websites, email, or other data hosted on GH Productions systems shall be assumed by GH Productions. GH Productions will reinstate your rights solely at GH Productions discretion, and subject to GH Productions receipt of the unpaid fee(s) and GH Productions then-current reinstatement fee, currently set at US $300.00. Charges for services may be identified on your credit card statement as "GH Productions" or under a similar moniker.
4. Account Cancellations, Services Modification and Termination for Cause
4.1. You, the Client, may cancel services at anytime by contacting our Help Desk at You must provide your Domain Name and a copy of your GH Productions Welcome Email with all of your account details. If you cannot provide us with the above information, we will not delete that account, for security purposes. It is the Clients’ responsibility to have copies of all of their files prior to submitting a request for account cancellation. GH Productions is also not responsible for file copies when an account is terminated due to any policy violation.
5. Registration Obligations
5.1. In consideration of your use of the GH Productions services, you agree to: (a) provide accurate, current, and complete information as may be required for registration of services; (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update all registration data, and any information you provide to GH Productions, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) accept all risks of unauthorized access to information and registration data.
6. Inappropriate Content Policy
6.1. The Client is entirely responsible for all "Content" that resides on his/her account, via upload, post or otherwise transmitted via the web site. The Client agrees not to upload, post or otherwise transmit, via the web site, content that includes but not limited to: (a) inaccurate, harmful, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, racist, violent, offensive, harassing, or otherwise objectionable to GH Productions or other users of the web site; (b) includes unauthorized disclosure of personal information; (c) violates or infringes anyone's intellectual property rights; or (d) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment. GH Productions reserves the right to edit or remove content that violates these TOS/AUP or that contains third-party commercial advertisements, or any such reason that GH Productions feels is inappropriate content for the site.
6.2. Pornography is prohibited on all GH Productions services. This includes sites that may infer sexual content, or links to adult content elsewhere. In addition sites that promote any illegal activity or present content that may be damaging to GH Productions services or any other service on the Internet as also prohibited. Links to such materials are also prohibited. Including but not limited to Pirated software, Hacker programs/archives, Warez sites, and Online gambling. Any illegal activity, including adult content, links to adult content web sites, online gambling, spamming or hacking will result in your site being shut down.
6.3. Any mailing or posting of "Make Money Fast" or "Fast Cash" or pyramid schemes or chain letters of any sort will result in quick termination of the Client’s account. Pyramid schemes are illegal no matter how the message is presented and therefore are not permitted.
6.4. GH Productions does not host sites of its competitors or web pages promoting sites of its competitors unless otherwise receiving written permission by GH Productions.
6.5. GH Productions will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of inappropriate content.
7. Account Security
7.1. GH Productions accounts are for individual Clients providing several password-protected areas for accessing different services offered by GH Productions. The Client therefore agrees not to share the password of the account with others. The Client agrees to maintain a secure password to the account and is responsible for any use of his/her account. The Client agrees not to use any GH Productions or Third-Party services to obtain the passwords of other Clients on GH Productions or other systems. The Client agrees not to use GH Productions services to make unauthorized attempts to access any systems and networks.
7.2. It is the Clients responsibility to (a) immediately notify GH Productions of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session where applicable. GH Productions cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.
7.3. 7.3. The Client further understands that in some situations software installed by GH Productions or other Third-Party vendors will need to upgraded or patched. GH Productions reserves the right to provide these services ourselves or hire Third-Party vendors to provide the services for updating or upgrading these selected software packages. This may require root access to the Clients server, in which it is then the responsibility for the Client to ensure all sensitive data is secured properly or is removed from the server all together. GH Productions is in no way responsible for loss, misuse, theft or corruption of the Clients data.
8. Email/Spam Policy
8.1. Electronic mail passes through multiple mail servers from source to destination on the Internet. One can never be guaranteed privacy from every possible mail server; therefore, customers seeking total privacy should use some encryption scheme to render their messages unreadable by eavesdroppers. With regards to GH Productions and Third-Party mail servers, GH Productions places a high value on privacy, and will normally only examine Clients' mail to troubleshoot E-mail delivery problems, protect system security, or to comply with a lawful warrant or court order. GH Productions will not divulge Client account information, except at the direction of a lawfully served warrant.
8.2. GH Productions also does not allow mass email marketing sites on our servers. It doesn't matter if it's "opt in" email marketing. We simply do not allow sites of that nature to be hosted on this shared environment. Sites such as "safe lists" and "free email" are also strictly prohibited. We reserve the right to shutdown such sites, that we consider harmful to the server's performance.
8.3. GH Productions also has a zero-tolerance, anti-Spamming policy. Under this policy, we prohibit Spam, or any unsolicited commercial email, from being sent over the GH Productions or third-party network and/or by Clients or any other users of the GH Productions or third-party network (including Clients' customers), if the message sent advertises or mentions a site hosted on the GH Productions or third-party server. As a result GH Productions further reserves the right to terminate the services, without prior notice, of any Client disregarding this policy. Sending unsolicited commercial email (a.k.a. "spam"), cross-posting messages to a large number of Usenet groups, posting obscene or threatening messages while using or referring to an GH Productions, GH Productions Clients or Third-Party email address or web site URL is prohibited. The use of GH Productions or third-party network services as a mail drop for responses to activities described above is also prohibited. If your account is considered to be involved in spamming activities, and your account is subsequently terminated, then you do not have the right for a refund. This also includes if you have paid for additional services including but not limited to IP Addresses and software installations. As the Client you are also responsible for your customers use of your site and if one of your customers is involved in spamming, we will suspend your customers site. If you are a reseller only the offending site will be suspended not all of your sites in your WHM account.
8.4. Email is restricted to a maximum of 1000 pieces of email, sent and or received, per cpanel user account per day. In addition there is maximum of 20 emails per minute permitted. The combined total of all email sent via your account/mail lists must not exceed these figures.

If your mailings exceed these limits, you are likely to receive the emails back into your inbox as undeliverable. You may be required to purchase additional hosting accounts or outsource this process to 3rd party to facilitate large-scale mass email efforts.
9. SSH Policy
9.1. GH Productions has a strict "No SSH" policy. Any domain that uses a script that can be used to elevate privileges or enable SSH services will be instantly suspended.
10. CGI and Other Third-Party Scripts
10.1. Each account comes with its own cgi-bin. The Client is free to use any CGI scripts not on our banned scripts list. Refer to the forum ( for the current list of banned scripts. GH Productions does reserve the right to disable any CGI or other Script that affects normal server operation or service to other GH Productions customers. You will be notified within 72 hours about unauthorized CGI and other scripts.
10.2. Use of banned scripts on your account will result in the suspension of your account and disable or removal of the offending script. GH Productions will send an email notifying the Client of our actions. If you are worried about a script you intend to use, please send an email to with as much detail on how the script functions and anything else you feel we should know about the script for approval of use.
10.3. The Client agrees not to expect GH Productions to troubleshoot aspects of the Client’s scripts or third-party scripts that are used on the Client’s web site hosted on GH Productions’ servers. GH Productions is not responsible for scripts that the Client uses in their account. It is not GH Productions responsibility to ensure the Client’s scripts function. The Client can post to the forum at
10.4. Any scripts included in the Control Panel are 3rd Party scripts and are not supported by GH Productions. However, you may ask for assistance from other members in the forum (
10.5. 10.5. Any Third Party software or scripts installed or provided by GH Productions will remain the property of GH Productions. The Client will be provided use of these services or licenses while using GH Productions web hosting services. If GH Productions or the Client terminates the hosting account for any reason GH Productions will continue to remain the owner of any Third Party software or scripts. Third Party software and or scripts are not supported by GH Productions. In the case of our e-Commerce solution GH Productions will provide updates and patches at the clients request for GH Productions standard consulting / programming rate. GH Productions does not troubleshoot general aspects of the Third Party software or scripts. However, you may ask for assistance from other members in the forum ( When assistance provided by GH Productions is beyond services offered to all customers by GH Productions as part of our basic services such as assistance with Client systems configuration beyond the initial set-up, the Client will be charged a standard consulting / programming rate.
11. Support Policy
11.1. It is the Client's responsibility to have a good working knowledge of aspects of their site's operation and/or other tools at their disposal.
11.2. Clients can post questions into the General discussion area of the forum ( and interact with other GH Productions members for help and search our Web Hosting Knowledge Base ( When assistance provided by GH Productions is beyond services offered to all customers by GH Productions as part of its basic services such as assistance with Client systems configuration beyond the initial set-up, the Client will be charged a standard consulting rate. Refer to GH Productions support procedures located at
12. Backups
12.1. Full backups are performed nightly by the third-party. No guarantees are made of any kind, either expressed or implied, as to the integrity of these backups. Backups are made for server restoration purposes only. It is the Client’s responsibility to maintain local copies of their web content.
12.2. A backup manager is included in each hosting plan and the Client can use this tool to back up their files and databases. If loss of data occurs due to an error by GH Productions or third-party, GH Productions will attempt to recover the data at no charge to the Client. If data loss occurs due to negligence of the Client in securing their account or by and action by the Client, GH Productions will attempt to recover the data from the most recent archive for a $100.00 fee.
13. Intellectual Property Rights
13.1. As the Client you may obtain direct access via the web site to certain confidential information of GH Productions and its suppliers, including without limitation, technical, contractual, product, program, pricing, marketing and other valuable information that should reasonably be understood as confidential ("Confidential Information"). You must hold Confidential Information in strict confidence. Title to Confidential Information remains with GH Productions and its suppliers.
13.2. Except as expressly authorized by GH Productions or by content providers, you the Client agree not to reproduce, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, mirror, frame, republish, download, transmit, or create derivative works of the content of others, in whole or in part, by any means. You must not modify, decompile, or reverse engineer any software GH Productions discloses to you, and you must not remove or modify any copyright or trademark notice, or other notice of ownership.
13.3. "GH Productions Trademarks" means all names, marks, brands, logos, designs, trade dress, slogans and other designations GH Productions uses in connection with its products and services. You may not remove or alter any GH Production Trademarks, or co-brand your own products or material with GH Productions Trademarks, without GH Productions prior written consent. You acknowledge GH Productions rights in GH Productions Trademarks and agree that any use of GH Productions Trademarks by the Client shall insure to GH Productions sole benefit. You agree not to incorporate any GH Productions Trademarks into your, the Client’s trademarks, service marks, company names, Internet addresses, domain names, or any other similar designations, for use on or in connection with GH Productions services or technologies.
14. Limitation of Liability
14.1. You, the Client, agree to use all of GH Productions services and facilities at your own risk. In no event shall GH Productions be liable to you the Client or any other persons for any loss, or loss of data, or other commercial damage, including but not limited to special, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, including loss of profit or goodwill, for any matter, whether such liability is asserted on the basis of contract, tort, or otherwise, even if GH Productions has been advised of the possibility of such damages, including without limitation damages due to: (a) The use of or the inability to use the web site or its services; (b) The cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained, or messages received or transactions entered into, through or from the web site or services provided; (c) Statements or conduct of any third party on the web site, including without limitation unauthorized access to or alteration of transmissions or data, malicious or criminal behavior, or false or fraudulent transactions; or (d) Content or information you may download, use, modify or distribute. Client agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold GH Productions harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney’s fees asserted against GH Productions, its agents, its customers, officers and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to be performed or any product sold by customer, it’s agents, employees or assigns. You agree that GH Productions total liability for damages shall be limited to the total fees paid by you to GH Productions hereunder for the one (1) year period prior to any act or omission giving rise to any potential liability. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states, GH Productions liability is limited to the extent permitted by law.
15. Indemnification
15.1. The Client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless GH Productions from any claims resulting from the use of GH Productions services that damages the Client or any other party. Client agrees, therefore, not to use these services to conduct any business or activity that is prohibited by United States law. GH Productions assumes no legal liabilities relating to Client’s use. In any legal matters that result from a Clients action, GH Productions is under no obligation to defend itself rather than settle. Any losses suffered by GH Productions to settle or defend legal action, and all civil or criminal penalties inflicted on GH Productions as a result of any Clients act are payable by the Client. Client shall have no defense against prompt and full repayment to GH Productions.
15.2. GH Productions makes no representations concerning any attempt to review the content of sites hosted on its servers, and so GH Productions is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in sites hosted on its servers.
15.3. GH Productions does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of posted content. You understand that by using the services that GH Productions under no circumstances will be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available by the Client via the web site or services associated with.
15.4. You agree that GH Productions has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other content maintained or transmitted by the Client web site.
15.5. Client agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless GH Productions against liabilities arising out of but not limited to: (a) Any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with GH Productions or Third-Party servers; (b) Any material supplied by customer infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party; (c) Copyright infringement; and (d) Any defective products sold to customer from GH Productions or Third-Party servers. GH Productions shall be the sole judge of what violates this policy.
16. Disclaimer of Warranties
16.1. Clients´ use of the web site and other services provided by GH Productions or Third-Party services is at your sole risk unless otherwise explicitly stated. The web site, including information, services and content is provided on an "As-Is", "As-Available" and "With All Faults" basis. GH Productions disclaims all express or implied conditions, representations, and warranties of any kind, including any implied warranty or condition of merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. GH Productions makes no representations, warranties, conditions or guarantees as to the usefulness quality, suitability, truth, accuracy or completeness of third party services provided.
16.2. GH Productions makes no warranty or representation that: (a) The web site services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; (b) The results that may be obtained from the use our services will be accurate or reliable; (c) The quality of any products, services, content, information, or other material purchased or obtained from the web site will meet your expectations or requirements; or (d) Any errors in the web site will be corrected.
16.3. You assume all risk for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from obtaining any content from the web site, including any damages resulting from computer viruses.
17. Applicability and General Information
17.1. The TOS/AUP constitute the entire agreement between the Client and GH Productions relating to their subject matter, and cancel and supersede any prior versions of the TOS/AUP. These rules cannot be superseded by any verbal agreements of GH Productions employees or customers. No modification to the TOS/AUP will be binding, unless in writing and signed by an authorized GH Productions representative. The Client must not assign or otherwise transfer the TOS/AUP or any right granted hereunder. The Client may also be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when using GH Productions or third-party products or services.
17.2. The Client agrees that any material breach of any sections of this TOS/AUP will result in irreparable harm to GH Productions for which damages would be an inadequate remedy and, therefore, in addition to its rights and remedies otherwise available at law, GH Productions will be entitled to equitable relief, including both a preliminary and permanent injunction, if such a breach occurs. The Client waives any requirement for the posting of a bond or other security if GH Productions seeks such an injunction.
17.3. Arizona law and controlling U.S. federal law govern any action related to the TOS/AUP and/or the Client’s use of the web site. Choice of law rules of any jurisdiction and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply to any dispute under the Terms of Use. The Client and GH Productions agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Maricopa, Arizona, U.S.A.
17.4. Services, Content, and product derived or obtained from this web site may be subject to the U.S. export laws and the export or import laws of other countries. You agree to comply strictly with all such laws.
17.5. Any express waiver or failure to exercise promptly any right under the TOS/AUP will not create a continuing waiver or any expectation of non-enforcement. If any provision of the TOS/AUP is held invalid by any law or regulation of any government, or by any court or arbitrator, the parties agree that such provision will be replaced with a new provision that accomplishes the original business purpose, and the other provisions of the TOS/AUP will remain in full force and effect.
17.6. The Client acknowledges and agrees that GH Productions may preserve content and may also disclose content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the TOS/AUP; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of GH Productions, its users and the public.