Acceptable Use of Policy


1          Acceptable Using Policy

To provide a professional service, First in Business Solutions has set up some guidelines for users of our service. Some of these guidelines may seem strict, but they ensure a safe, functional, and trusted environment for all our Customers to publish their information on the Web.

 Many of our competitors do not require their Customers to comply with these guidelines. If any of our potential Customers are unwilling or unable to comply with these guidelines, we respectfully invite them to visit one of our competitors.

2          Use of our service

Whether directly or indirectly using our services, constitutes your acceptance of these terms and agreement to abide by them. We reserve the right to amend or adjust these terms at any time, though we’ll do our best to notify you in advance. Your continued use of our services constitutes your acceptance of any changes we make.

Any client using the services of First in Business Solutions has by the action of acceptance agreed to all terms and policies set forth. You are solely and fully responsible for the content of your account. Any repercussions will be borne solely by you as the account holder.

 And whilst we don’t want to make a whole pile of rules, in essence, if you obey the laws of the country or state in which your VPS is located, we shouldn’t have any problems. However, there are certain things we will not tolerate and these need to be spelled out in plain English.

3          Things we will not tolerate

You may not publish/host any grossly offensive material, including, exploitation of children, blatant expressions of bigotry, hatred, harassment, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

Obscene publications* include but are not limited to Child Pornography, Bestiality, golden/scat (NZ), abduction/rape/snuff films.

 Hacking, cracking, piracy, phreaking, phishing, scamming, warez, pyrotechnics, exploitive software or text that educates or encourages this activity and/or use.

 Anything Tor related E.g.: Tor hidden servers, exit nodes, relays, directories.  You may not store or index any material that violates or infringes on the copyright, intellectual property rights, or trademark rights of any individual or organisation, this includes housing a seed box for torrenting infringing content or any hosting of ROMs or Emulators.

IRC clients are OK. If you attract attention to yourself by spamming or getting DDoS’d your service will be terminated immediately. If we find that your VPS server is being used to direct/control any botnet, malicious content, or traffic it will also be terminated immediately.

 You are solely and fully responsible for the content of your account. Any repercussions will be borne solely by you as the account holder. 

4          Denial of Service

Any activity to implement or assist in the implementation of a denial-of-service attack. First in Business Solutions prohibits the use of Services for the origination, propagation, or control of denial-of-service attacks (“DoS”) or distributed denial-of-service attacks (“DDoS”). Customers may not utilise the Services to perform DoS or DDoS mitigation activities (such as service proxying or data scrubbing) which may result in attracting inbound denial of service attacks toward the Services. Any relation to DoS or DDoS-type activity is a direct violation of First in Business Solutions’ AUP.

5          Server Abuse

Any attempts to undermine or cause harm to a First in Business Solutions server or subscriber of First in Business Solutions is strictly prohibited including, but not limited to:

  • Logging into a server or account that you are not authorised to access.
  • Accessing data or taking any action to obtain services or information not intended for you or your use without the consent of the owner.
  • Tampering, hacking, modifying, or otherwise corrupting or breaching security or authentication measures without proper authorisation.
  • Transmitting material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or other computer programming routines or engines with the intent or effect of damaging, destroying, disrupting, or otherwise impairing a computers functionality or the operation of the First in Business Solutions’ systems.
  • Monitoring data or traffic on any network or system without the express authorisation of the owner of the system or network.
  • Interfering with, intercepting, or expropriating any system, data, or information that you do not have the right to access.
  • Interfering with service to any user, host, or network including, without limitation, using overloading, “flooding”, “mail bombing”, or “crashing” any computer system.

 You agree that we may quarantine or delete any data stored on the First in Business Solutions network if the data is infected with a virus, or is otherwise corrupted, and has the potential to infect or corrupt the network or other Customers’ data that is stored on the network.

6          Email Usage Policies

First in Business Solutions does not support unsolicited email messages sent by users of our system (also known as junk email or spam). Users sending unsolicited email messages from our system will have all of their services temporarily suspended. They will then be contacted by First in Business Solutions and informed of the suspension before having their services reinstated. A repeated offense may cause cancellation of service without refund of any fees. First in Business Solutions does not allow any hosting account to give out free or paid email hosting on a public level. Reseller accounts are exempt from this; however, spam guidelines still apply. It is up to the reseller to monitor and control outgoing junk email/spam.

7          Fraudulent Activities

First in Business Solutions prohibits utilising dedicated services or network services for fraudulent activities. Participation in fraudulent activities is in direct violation of state and federal law and First in Business Solutions’ AUP.

8          Violation of Intellectual Property Rights

Violation of Intellectual Property Rights: The Services and/or Third Party Services shall not be used to publish, submit/receive, upload/download, post, use, copy or otherwise reproduce, transmit, retransmit, distribute or store any content/material or to engage in any activity that infringes, misappropriates or otherwise violates the intellectual property rights or privacy or publicity rights of First in Business Solutions or any other party, including but not limited to any rights protected by any copyright, patent, trademark laws, trade secret, trade dress, right of privacy, right of publicity, moral rights or other intellectual property right now known or later recognised by statute, judicial decision or regulation.

9          Distribution of Malware

First in Business Solutions prohibits the storage, distribution, fabrication, or use of malware including virus software, root kits, password crackers, adware, keystroke capture programs, and other programs normally used in malicious activity. The use of such programs in the normal ordinary course of business, however, may be requested by the Customer and approved by First in Business Solutions on a case-by-case basis. Example: Security company using the Services to analyse the latest root kit for new security analysis/software.

10       Phishing

First in Business Solutions strictly prohibits any activity associated with phishing or systems designed to collect personal information (name, account numbers, user names, passwords, etc.) under pretences. Splash pages, phishing forms, email distribution, proxy email, or any relation to phishing activities will result in immediate removal or suspension of the Customers’ account.

11       Vulnerability Monitoring and Testing

You may not attempt to probe, scan, penetrate or test the vulnerability of a First in Business Solutions system, subsystem, or network or to attempt to breach security or authentication measures, whether by passive or intrusive techniques, without First in Business Solutions’ express written consent.

12       IP Address Usage

You may only use IP addresses assigned to you by First in Business Solutions in connection with your First in Business Solutions Services. You agree that if the First in Business Solutions IP addresses assigned to your account are listed on an abuse database, you will be in violation of this AUP, and First in Business Solutions may take reasonable action to protect its IP addresses, including suspension and/or termination of your Service, regardless of whether the IP addresses were listed as a result of your actions.

13       Bulk Mail

You may not use any First in Business Solutions Service to send Bulk Mail. Bulk Mail means email messages of similar content that are sent to more than two hundred and fifty (250) recipients. Attempts to circumvent this restriction by breaking up bulk email over time, using multiple accounts, or other means will be a violation of this restriction. A mail message sent to other users within your domain names hosted on the First in Business Solutions system is not considered Bulk Mail.

14       Unsolicited Mail

You may not send unsolicited emails. Email is unsolicited if you have no pre-existing relationship with the recipient unless the recipient has published or otherwise provided his or her email address in a manner that implies consent to receive the email. You may not send an email of any kind to a person who has indicated that they do not wish to receive it. This prohibition includes the direct sending and receiving of such messages, support of such messages via a web page, splash page, or other related sites, or the advertisement of such services.

The falsifying of a packet header, sender, or user information whether in whole or in part to mask the identity of the sender, originator, or point of origin or knowingly deleting any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations, or labels in a file that the Customer mails or sends. Any such email shall comply with all laws and regulations, including without limitation, The Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 (the UEM SPAM Act).

15       Message Source

You may not obscure the source of your email in any manner, including by intentionally omitting, forging, or misrepresenting message headers or return addresses.

16       Blacklisting/Retaliation

First in Business Solutions may terminate your Services if your email address or related IP number(s) is/are blacklisted by any third party, or First in Business Solutions is retaliated against as a result of your use of the mail system, regardless of whether you are in breach of this AUP or are otherwise at fault.

17       UseNet SPAM

The use of dedicated services to send, receive, forward, or post-UseNet unsolicited emails or posts is a direct violation of First in Business Solutions’ AUP. This includes UseNet services located within the First in Business Solutions network or unrelated third-party networks.

18       Illegal Activities

Customers caught using our system for illegal activities, including but not limited to breaking into remote systems, credit card fraud, theft, vandalism, threats, or violence, will have their accounts immediately cancelled without a refund of any fees.

19       Further Terms of Service

In no event will First in Business Solutions be liable for any losses or damages arising out of the use of or inability to use First in Business Solutions’ services or any content thereon. We take no liability in case of data loss; users should always keep their backups of important data. We do offer a very cost-effective backup service that we encourage all our clients to subscribe to as this adds extra data retention in any event of a node or data loss.

Services are set to renew on the anniversary of the day that the order was created. An e-mail requesting payment is sent to you every day that your bill is unpaid. Server disconnects begin once the invoice is 3 days past due. We do not telephone or send postal mail notifying you about disconnects.

 A billing dispute of any kind does not exempt you from paying current and future bills. Billing disputes resolved in the Customer’s favour will receive an account credit for overpayment.

 If any chargebacks occur on your credit card or PayPal account, we reserve the right to suspend your service without notice and will terminate your service and recycle your server(s) if contact and payment are not made within 3 days.

 If you have chosen not to subscribe to one of our managed plans you are responsible for the security of your server. If we receive complaints about spam, malware, or other issues that are damaging to us or our upstream service provider we will investigate the report independently and if found to be valid your VPS will be suspended immediately and you will be notified via email. This must take place to ensure our high reputation is maintained as a service provider.

20       Right To Refuse Service

First in Business Solutions reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. We enforce this policy to ensure a professional environment for the users of our system. This includes any programs, such as CGI programs that are using excessive amounts of system resources. Excessive amounts are defined as any amount that results in substantial degradation of server performance. First in Business Solutions is the sole determinant of what constitutes degraded server performance. On some occasions, we allow heavy usage depending on the situation. However, additional fees may apply.



Phone: +27 11 998 8020



head office

21 Bond Street, Ferndale, Randburg, Gauteng

First in Business Solutions is a proud member of ISPA and upholds the ISPA Code of Conduct.
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Take down notices:

The relevant details for ISPA are:
Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA)
Address: PO Box 518, Noordwyk, 1687
Telephone: 010 500 1200

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The relevant details for ISPA are:
Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA)
Address: PO Box 518, Noordwyk, 1687
Telephone: 010 500 1200