Bluehost Terms of Service

Civil Subpoena Policy

Bluehost's Privacy Policy prohibits the release of Subscriber or account information except in limited circumstances, including with express permission from the Subscriber, as and when required or permitted by law, to conform to the edicts of the law, or to comply with legal process properly served on Bluehost or one of its affiliates.

If you seek the identity or account information of a Bluehost Subscriber in connection with a civil legal matter, you must fax, mail, or serve Bluehost with a valid subpoena.

Submission of Subpoenas

Bluehost is located in Orem, Utah and all civil subpoenas should be served at that location or mailed or faxed to:

Bluehost
ATTN: Legal Department
560 E Timpanogos Pkwy.
Building G

Orem, UT 84097

Fax: 801-765-1992

IMPORTANT NOTE: IN THE EVENT YOU SEND US A NOTICE OF ANY KIND VIA EMAIL AND DO NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE FROM US, PLEASE SUBMIT A DUPLICATE COPY VIA PAPER AND/OR FAX (FAX # 801-765-1992). DUE TO THE VAGARIES OF THE INTERNET, AND EMAIL COMMUNICATION IN PARTICULAR, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE BURDENS OF SPAM AND THE OCCASIONAL, UNINTENDED EFFECTS OF SPAM FILTERS, SENDING AN ALTERNATE FORM OF NOTICE (VIA PAPER AND/OR FAX), WILL HELP ASSURE THAT YOUR NOTICE WILL BE RECEIVED BY US AND ACTED ON IN A TIMELY MANNER.

Upon the receipt of a validly issued civil subpoena, Bluehost will promptly notify the User whose information is sought via e-mail or U.S. mail. If the circumstances do not amount to an emergency, Bluehost will not immediately produce the User's information sought by the subpoena and will provide the User an opportunity to move to quash the subpoena in court.

Fees for Subpoena Compliance

Bluehost will charge the person or entity submitting the civil subpoena for costs associated with subpoena compliance. Payment must be made within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of the Bluehost invoice. Checks should be made out to “Bluehost”.

Bluehost's subpoena compliance costs are as follows:

  • Research - $75.00/hour
  • Federal Express - Cost as Billed
  • Copies - $.50/page
  • Compact Discs - $10.00/per CD

Any applicable taxes will be charged in addition to the above fees.

Policies Regarding E-mail

Bluehost will not produce the content of e-mail, as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq., prohibits an electronic communications service provider from producing the contents of electronic communications, even pursuant to subpoena or court order, except in limited circumstances. Bluehost's e-mail servers do not retain deleted or sent e-mail. However, deleted e-mail may be recoverable from back-up servers for a limited time.

Bluehost reserves the right to request a copy of the complaint and any supporting documentation that demonstrates how the Bluehost e-mail address is related to the pending litigation and the underlying subpoena.

This file was last modified: October 04, 2013.

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