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    By accessing or using any part of HostingDiscussion.com, you agree to be bound by this agreement. If you do not agree to be bound by this agreement, please do not register, do not access or use any part of HostingDiscussion.com.

    You represent and warrant that you possess the legal right and ability to enter into this agreement.

    HostingDiscussion.com complies with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). You represent and warrant that, in compliance with COPPA, you are at least thirteen (13) years of age. Users under the age of thirteen (13) are not eligible to use our services. HostingDiscussion.com does not collect any information from children under the age of thirteen (13).

    • Members must have a maximum of one account, no matter how many companies they represent.
    • Be respectful to other users and avoid personal attacks.
    • HostingDiscussion.com, in its discretion and without liability or notice, reserves the right to remove, edit, move or close any message, signature, or graphic that, in our judgement, does not comply with our policies.
    • Offensive words and foul language must be avoided.
    • You are solely responsible for your interactions with other members. HostingDiscussion.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other members.
    • Please report all activity that you believe contradicts these rules.
    • Advertising, or any other form of solicitation, is not allowed outside of the Marketplace forums.
    • Affiliate links are not allowed anywhere on HostingDiscussion.com.
    • Spam, plagiarism and low grade content that doesn’t add value, including paraphrasing and auto-generated material will be deleted and accounts may be terminated without warning. If you use someone else's content, credit the source.
    • The usage of ChatGPT, any other AI or auto-generated content software for posting on HostingDiscussion is prohibited.
    • Crossposting is not allowed.
    • By posting messages on or through HostingDiscussion.com, you agree to grant HostingDiscussion.com a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display any such communication alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed.
    • Members may not upload, post or otherwise transmit any content that is obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.
    • You cannot use signatures to run sales ads (including coupons, pricing information and plan descriptions).
    • You cannot sell any part of your signature space to any third party.
    • Signatures must be set up in your profile and not manually added to posts.
    • Signatures must be kept to a maximum of 4 lines (a blank line counts as a line).
    • You cannot use more than 2 font colours, apart from default text and link colors.
    • You cannot use avatars and/or profile banners to run sales ads (including coupons, pricing information and plan descriptions).
    • You cannot sell avatar and/or profile banner spaces to any third party.
    • You cannot use copyrighted material without explicit permission.
    • Advertising is allowed only in the Marketplace forums.
    • Advertising must be on the specific subject of each particular forum.
    • You cannot start more than 1 thread per 7-day period per Marketplace forum.
    • The following forums require 10 days of membership and 15 relevant and valuable posts in select community forums in order to start a thread:
      —Shared Hosting Offers
      —Reseller Hosting Offers
      —VPS Hosting Offers
      —Dedicated Hosting Offers
      —Cloud Hosting Offers
      —Colocation Hosting Offers
      —Other Hosting Offers
    • Thread bumping is not allowed.
    • Further rules may apply for specific Marketplace forums. Please pay attention to "sticky posts" with such rules, if available.
    (boring small print that’s important to be aware of)
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      —harassing, threatening or abusive to HostingDiscussion.com or any content writer or staff member thereof;
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      —serves to vilify, defame or cast aspersions against HostingDiscussion.com or any content writer or staff member thereof with the intent of interfering with business relationships, including, but not limited to, affiliations or service agreements (this includes ANY threatening letters to an ISP, Web host, etc., or allegations of activities in violation of applicable laws and/or service agreements).
      Any such material shall become the property of HostingDiscussion.com. The staff shall be the sole arbiter(s) of what constitutes a communication fitting the above descriptions. Upon receipt of any such communication, or notification of receipt of any such communication by a party associated with the site, the staff reserve the right to take action as necessary to protect their rights and interests, with or without prior notice to the person(s) or group(s) responsible for said communication. If you do not agree to these terms, do not harass the webmaster(s).
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    • By participating on HostingDiscussion.com, you acknowledge that you are aware of these policies and guidelines, that you understand these policies and guidelines and that you agree to be bound by them. HostingDiscussion.com reserves the right to terminate your membership and right to use the site and service if you violate any term of this agreement.
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    These policies and guidelines may be changed at any time without notice. Continued use of any part of this web site constitutes your acceptance of such changes. Accordingly, you should review this agreement from time to time to become familiar with such changes.

    For questions and clarifications of the outlined policies, please contact us.

  • We are Hosting Discussion ("we", "our", "us"). We’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. If you have questions about your personal information please contact us.

    What information we hold about you

    The type of data that we collect and process includes:

    • Your name or username.
    • Your email address.
    • Your IP address.

    Further data may be collected if you choose to share it, such as if you fill out fields on your profile.

    We collect some or all of this information in the following cases:

    • You register as a member on this site.
    • You fill out our contact form.
    • You browse this site. See "Cookie policy" below.
    • You fill out fields on your profile.

    How your personal information is used

    We may use your personal information in the following ways:

    • For the purposes of making you a registered member of our site, in order for you to contribute content to this site.
    • We may use your email address to inform you of activity on our site.
    • Your IP address is recorded when you perform certain actions on our site. Your IP address is never publicly visible.

    Other ways we may use your personal information.

    In addition to notifying you of activity on our site which may be relevant to you, from time to time we may wish to communicate with all members any important information such as newsletters or announcements by email. You can opt-in to or opt-out of such emails in your profile.

    We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you in the course of your interaction with our site. This information may include technical information about the browser or type of device you're using. This information will be used purely for the purposes of analytics and tracking the number of visitors to our site.

    Keeping your data secure

    We are committed to ensuring that any information you provide to us is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable measures and procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect.

    Cookie policy

    Cookies are small text files which are set by us on your computer which allow us to provide certain functionality on our site, such as being able to log in, or remembering certain preferences.

    We have a detailed cookie policy and more information about the cookies that we set on this page.


    You have a right to access the personal data we hold about you or obtain a copy of it. To do so please contact us. If you believe that the information we hold for you is incomplete or inaccurate, you may contact us to ask us to complete or correct that information.

    You also have the right to request the erasure of your personal data. Please contact us if you would like us to remove your personal data.

    Acceptance of this policy

    Continued use of our site signifies your acceptance of this policy. If you do not accept the policy then please do not use this site. When registering we will further request your explicit acceptance of the privacy policy.

    Changes to this policy

    We may make changes to this policy at any time. You may be asked to review and re-accept the information in this policy if it changes in the future.