While we are committed to the principles of free speech, there are certain activities that may be damaging to the resources of both us and the Internet and cannot be permitted under the guise of free speech (adult content and anything considered illegal in any country). Our resources 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 service.
If you violate the TOS, we reserve the right to terminate your service without notice. We prefer to advise Subscribers of inappropriate behavior and any necessary corrective action, however, flagrant violations of the TOS 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.
II) SPECIFIC VIOLATIONS OF THE TOS
By using our services you agree not to commit any of the following specific violation of the TOS. The following constitute specific violations of the TOS:
Our services may not be used for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United States Federal, State or City laws is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, material we judge to be threatening or obscene, or material protected by trade secrets and other statutes. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold us harmless from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party.
Examples of non-acceptable content or links (see details below):
We reserve the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrongdoing. If our server is being used for anything which is not legal in the United States of America, it is not permitted to reside on our servers. If illegal content or usage is found, the account will be suspended and/or terminated. Subscriber agrees that the Company may disclose any and all subscriber information including assigned IP numbers, account history, account use, etc. to any law enforcement agent who makes a written request without further consent or notification to the Subscriber.
Harm to minors:
Use of our service to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way, including, but not limited to child pornography or other abuse is prohibited. Violation of this policy will result in immediate termination of your service and a report will be made to law enforcement authorities.
Use of our service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property is prohibited.
Use of our service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that harasses another in any way is prohibited.
Defamatory speech distributed over the internet can result in Civil Liability for the defamer.
Use of our service to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services, or to advance any type of financial scam such as "pyramid schemes," "ponzi schemes," and "chain letters" is prohibited This also includes any knowing misrepresentation or misleading statement, writing or activity made with the intent that the person receiving it will act upon it.
Forgery or impersonation:
Adding, removing or modifying identifying network header information in an effort to deceive or mislead is prohibited. Attempting to impersonate any person by using forged headers or other identifying information is prohibited. Forging any message header, in part or whole, of any electronic transmission, originating or passing through our service is in violation of the TOS. The use of anonymous remailers or nicknames does not constitute impersonation.
Unsolicited commercial e-mail/Unsolicited bulk e-mail (SPAM):
Use of our service to transmit any unsolicited commercial or unsolicited bulk e-mail is expressly prohibited. Violation of this SPAM policy will result in severe penalties. Upon notification of an alleged violation of our SPAM policy, we will initiate an investigation. During the investigation, we may restrict Subscriber access to the network to prevent further violations. If a Subscriber is found to be in violation of our SPAM policy, we may, at our sole discretion, restrict, suspend or terminate the Subscriber's account. Further, we reserve the right to pursue civil remedies for any costs associated with the investigation of a substantiated policy violation. We will notify law enforcement officials if the violation is believed to be a criminal offense. Anyone using our service to host websites or services that support spammers or cause any of our IP space to be listed in any of the various Spam Databases will have their account(s) immediately terminated.
Malicious intent to impede another person's use of electronic mail services or news will result in the immediate termination of the offending account.
We have a zero tolerance policy for the use of our service for the posting of messages or commercial advertisements which violate the rules, regulations, or charter of any newsgroups or mailing list. Commercial messages that are appropriate under the rules of a newsgroup or mailing list or that are solicited by the recipients are permitted.
Use of our service to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of ours or another entity's computer software or hardware, electronic communications system, or telecommunications system, whether or not the intrusion results in the corruption or loss of data, is expressly prohibited and the offending account is subject to immediate termination. You may not attempt to circumvent user authentication or security of any host, network or account. 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. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. We will investigate occurrences, which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.
Copyright or trademark infringement:
Use of our service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, the unauthorized copying of copyrighted material, the digitization and distribution of photographs from magazines, books, or other copyrighted sources, and the unauthorized transmittal of copyrighted software is prohibited. This also includes intellectual property rights. Distribution and/or posting of copyrighted or the aforementioned infringements will not be tolerated.
Collection of personal data:
Use of this service to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent is prohibited.
Network disruptions and unfriendly activity:
Use of the service for any activity which affects the ability of other people or systems to use our services or the Internet is prohibited. This includes "denial of service" (DOS) attacks against another network host or individual user. Interference with or disruption of other network users, services or equipment is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: "flooding" of networks, deliberate attempts to overload a service, and attempts to "crash" a host. It is the Subscriber's responsibility to ensure that their account(s) are configured in a secure manner. A Subscriber may not, through action or inaction, allow others to use their account for illegal or inappropriate actions. A Subscriber may not permit their account, through action or inaction, to be configured in such a way that gives a third party the capability to use their account in an illegal or inappropriate manner. Unauthorized entry and/or use of another company and/or individual's computer system will result in immediate account termination. We will not tolerate any Subscriber attempting to access the accounts of others, or penetrate security measures of other systems, whether or not the intrusion results in corruption or loss of data. We reserve the right, to drop the section of IP space involved in Spam or Denial-of-Service complaints if it is clear that the offending activity is causing great harm to parties on the Internet. In particular, if open relays are on your account, or if denial of service attacks are originating from your account. In certain rare cases, we may have to do this before attempting to contact you. If we do this, we will contact you as soon as is feasible.
Distribution of Viruses:
Intentional distributions of software or anything that attempts to and/or causes damage, harassment, or annoyance to persons, data, and/or computer systems are prohibited. Such an offense will result in the immediate termination of the offending account.
Inappropriate Use of Software:
Use of software or any device that would facilitate a continued connection, i.e. pinging, while using our services could result in suspension of service.
It is forbidden to host IRC (Internet Relay Chat) that is part of or connected to another IRC network or server. Accounts found to be connecting to or part of these networks will be immediately suspended without notice. The account will not be reinstated until such time that you agree to remove any and all traces of the offending material immediately upon reconnection. Severe violations may result in immediate and permanent removal of the account(s) from our network without notice to the customer. Any user who commits a second violation will be immediately and permanently removed from our network without notice.
Eggdrop scripts/bots and IRC bots of any type are not allowed, these are grounds for immediate account deletion.
Adult Material is not allowed. Pornography, nudity and sex-related merchandising are prohibited on all our servers. This includes sites that may infer sexual content, or link to adult content elsewhere. This is also true for sites that promote any illegal activity or content that may be damaging to our servers or any other server on the Internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited. We will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. If such violation is discovered, it will result in immediate deactivation of services without a refund.
You may not use our service to publish material, which we determine, at our sole discretion, to be unlawful, indecent or objectionable. For purposes of this policy, "material" refers to all forms of communications including but not limited to: narrative descriptions, graphics (including photographs, illustrations, images, drawings, logos), executable programs, video recordings, and audio recordings. If you unsure if your content is objectionable, please contact us before posting it.
Chinese Forums are not allowed on our network. These sites require too much CPU usage. They typically require a dedicated server to run properly. If they are found on any server we will suspend and/or terminate them.
Anime websites are not allowed on our network. If an Anime website is found we will terminate the account. These sites are not allowed on our servers because most of them are illegal, and almost inevitably cause server problems.
Due to the potential of a security breach, or malicious activity aimed at our network, control panel demo accounts are not allowed. We recommend linking directly to the control panel maker's website for their demo (for example www.cpanel.net).
Use of our service by minors:
Persons under the age of eighteen (18) must provide us with written permission from their parent/guardian prior to using our services. By signing up for our service, you agree that you are over the age of eighteen, OR your parent/guardian has permitted you to do so and has read and agreed to the TOS, and has accepted responsibility for any actions you may take as a minor under their custody.
By using our services you agree to adopt adequate security measures to prevent or minimize unauthorized use of your account. Your password provides access to your account. It is your responsibility to keep your password secure. Sharing your password and account access with unauthorized users is prohibited. You should take care to prevent others from using your account since you will be held responsible for such use.
Subscribers will be held responsible for any activity by third parties using their accounts in a way that violates the TOS. 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 unauthorized access to your account.
Subscribers who are resellers are responsible for enforcing the TOS to all of their clients. If their clients are found to be violating the TOS, we will suspend and or/terminate the offending site and let the reseller know. It is advisable that you adopt similar or stricter policies than ours. Our Subscribers may use and/or modify a copy of our TOS for use on their website(s).
IV) NETWORK PERFORMANCE
By using our service you agree to abide by this policy. Our services 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 performances of our systems or networks. This may include certain scripts or forums that put excessive use on the SQL server in a way which degrades performance for other users. We reserve the right to terminate or limit such activities. Additionally, if your account(s) becomes the target of denial-of-service (DOS or DDOS) or other malicious attacks against the server, we reserve the right to end your service.
V) PAYMENT POLICY
By using our services you agree to the following payment policy and instructions.
Our plan payment policy is on an annual basis. Should you decide to cancel your service, the fee charged for any months which still might remain on your subscription will be refunded to you.
Establishment of this service is dependent upon receipt by the Company of payment of stated charges. We use Paypal to process our payments on a recurring basis meaning your method of chosen payment will be applied automatically on an annual basis unless we receive written cancellation of the account from you. If we have not received payment during a grace period of 7 days, your account will be temporarily suspended with another notice being sent relative to renewal of your suscription. If payment still not received within an additional 7 day period, the account will be removed from our servers.
All cancellations must be made by the Subscriber in writing. A refund will be made to Subscriber for any full remaining months unused on their subscription.
Subscriber acknowledges that the nature of the service furnished and the initial rates and charges have been communicated to Subscriber. The Company will provide its Subscriber(s) with 30 days written notice should it become necessary to increase the cost of its service in order to achieve and maintain our service goals including but not limited to rates charged to the Company by its suppliers.
VI) GENERAL OPERATIONS
By using our service you agree to the following policy and limitations pertaining to our services.
Subscriber acknowledges that the service provided is of such a nature that service can be interrupted for many reasons other than the negligence of the Company and that damages resulting from any interruption of service are difficult to ascertain. Therefore, Subscriber agrees that the Company shall not be liable for any damages arising from such causes. In no event shall the Company be liable for any special or consequential damages, loss or injury. Although many of our own network providers guarantee an uptime of 99% or more, we make no guarantees about uptime performance because we realize there are influencing factors that are outside of our control, and in most cases even outside the control of the data centers and network providers we work with.
We provide free technical support to our Subscribers limited to our areas of expertise. We provide support related to your account or virtual sites physical functionality. We cannot offer tech support for application specific issues such as cgi programming, html, or any other such issue. We will provide a variety of support information and options we believe a benefit to our Subscribers. These support options will be able to be found on the support page of our website.
Abuse of Our Staff or Network Staff:
Abuse towards our staff or our network staff will not be tolerated. If you use foul language, threaten us, or do anything we find offensive, we may suspend and/or delete your account.
Internet Protocol (IP) Address Ownership:
If we assign a Subscriber an IP address for the Subscriber's use, the right to use that IP address shall belong only to us, and Subscriber shall have no right to use that IP address except as permitted by us in our sole discretion in connection with the services. We shall maintain and control ownership of all IP numbers and addresses that may be assigned to Subscriber by us, and we reserve the right to change or remove any and all such IP numbers and addresses, in our sole and absolute discretion. Our allocation of IP addresses is limited by the policies set forth by ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers). These policies state that use of IP addresses for IP-based virtual hosts will not be accepted as justification for new IP addresses. What this means to you is that you MUST use name-based hosting where possible. We will periodically review IP address usage, and if we find that clients are using IP addresses where name-based hosting could be used, we will revoke authorization to use those IP addresses that could be used with name-based hosting.
Bandwidth and Disk Usage:
Subscriber agrees that bandwidth and disk usage shall not exceed the quota for the services ordered by Subscriber on the order form (the "Agreed Usage"). We do monitor Subscriber's bandwidth and disk usage. The Company will do its best to work with its Subscribers in any way it possibly can. If excessive use is determined, Subscriber will be given the options of either rectifying the situation within 30 days, purchasing additional bandwidth and/or space at a reasonable cost or canceling his subscription if Subscriber so chooses. If cancellation is Subscriber's only option, the fee for any full remaining unused months will be refunded to Subscriber.
VII) VIOLATION REPORTING
By using our service you agree to report violations of the TOS to us. Anyone who believes that there is a violation of our TOS should direct such information to us by email immediately. If available, please provide the following information:
E-mail with full header information provides all of the above, as do system log files. Other situations will require different methods of providing the above information. We may take any one or more of the following actions in response to complaints:
VIII) VIOLATION PROCEDURES
By using our services you understand and agree with the following procedures and policies.
We are under no duty to look at each Subscriber's or user's activities to determine if a violation of the TOS has occurred, nor do we assume any responsibility through our TOS to monitor or police Internet-related activities.
Any Subscriber, which is determined to have violated any element of the TOS, shall receive an email, warning them of the violation. The service may be subject at our discretion to a temporary suspension pending a Subscriber's agreement in writing, to refrain from any further violations.
Subscribers that we determine to have committed a second violation of any element of this Acceptable Use Policy shall be subject to immediate suspension or termination of service without further notice.
Suspension of Service or Cancellation:
We reserve the right to suspend network access to any Subscriber if in the judgment of the network administrators the customer's account is the source or target of the violation of the TOS. If inappropriate activity is detected, account of the Subscriber in question will be suspended until an investigation is completed. Prior notification to the Subscriber is not assured. In extreme cases, law enforcement will be contacted regarding the activity.
IX) MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Refusal of service:
Logic Mgmt Web Services reserves the right at its sole discretion to refuse or cancel service. Violation of any of the Terms of Service could result in a Warning, Suspension, or possible Account Termination. Accounts terminated due to TOS violations will not be refunded.
Customer agrees that it will protect, indemnify, save and hold Logic Mgmt. Web Services, its affiliates and partners, harmless from any and all stipulations, liabilities, losses, expenses and claims, as well as attorney's fees assessed against same, including its agents, customers, officers, employees and administration that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to be performed or any product sold by it's customers, agents, employees or assigns. Customer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Logic Mgmt. Web Services, affiliates, partners, agents, customers, officers, employees and administration harmless against liabilities arising out of (1) any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or distribution in association with our service; (2) any material furnished by customer infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party; (3) copyright violation and any defective products sold to a Customer from Company. This means that if we are sued because of a Subscriber's or a customer of a Subscriber's activity, the Subscriber will be liable for any and all damages awarded against us, plus all costs and attorney's fees.
You must provide us with, and keep current, good contact information for yourself including an E-mail address and telephone number. If we fail to communicate any information to you due to a non-current, inoperative, or incorrect email address you are still responsible and accountable for any such information we attempted to communicate.
A waiver by the Company of any breach of any provision of the TOS by Subscriber shall not operate as or be construed as a continuing or subsequent waiver thereof or as a waiver of any breach of any other provision thereof.
Subscriber shall not transfer or assign the TOS without the prior written consent of the Company. Company may assign the TOS at anytime without consent from or notice to Subscriber. Company reserves the right to cancel Subscribers rights under this contract at any time without further obligation.
3rd Party Disclaimer:
We take no responsibility for any material input by others and not posted to our website by us. We are not responsible for the content of any other websites linked to us; links are provided as Internet navigation tools only. We disclaim any responsibility for any such inappropriate use and any liability to any person or party for any other person or party's violation of this policy.
Disclaimer of warranties:
We are not responsible for any damages your business may suffer. We do not make implied or written warranties for any of our services. We deny any warranty or merchantability for a specific purpose. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, wrong delivery, and any and all service interruptions caused by us.
3rd Party Software and Services:
We may provide you access to third party software and/or services ("Third Party Products ") through reseller relationships we have established with certain commercial vendors. Subscriber understands that product support for Third Party Products is provided by us and not by the Third Party Vendor, unless otherwise notified. Neither us nor any Third Party Vendor makes any representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding any Third Party Products. Subscriber expressly acknowledges and agrees that use of third party products is at customer's sole risk and such third party products are provided "as is" and without representation or warranty of any kind from us or any third party vendor, including without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy or completeness of responses or results, correspondence to description, or non-infringement of third party rights. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, neither us nor any third party vendor will be legally responsible for any damages, whether direct, indirect, or consequential, arising from the use or inability to use any third party product. Subscriber agrees to observe the terms of any license and/or applicable end-user subscriber agreement for third party products and that customer shall be fully liable to third party vendors and us with respect to any improper use of such third party products or violation of license agreements with them and/or applicable end user subscriber agreements. Subscriber agrees not to remove, modify or obscure any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices that appear on Third Party Products or that appear during the use of Third Party Products. Subscriber further agrees not to reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Third Party Products.
Revisions to the TOS:
We reserve the right to revise, amend, or modify the TOS at any time and in any manner. In such case the amended or revised TOS will be posted to our website. Subscriber understands that changes to the TOS shall not be grounds for early contract termination or non-payment.
Location and Severability:
The TOS shall be construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of the States of Washington and New York. If any part of the TOS is found to be invalid or unenforceable by law, the remainder of the TOS will remain enforceable and in full effect.