Terms of Service
he terms and conditions set forth herein constitute the full and complete agreement between you and Megatel, Ltd. (doing business as and hereinafter referred to as “Pairone”) Your agreement to be bound by these terms is acknowledged by your use of the Pairone Web Site, Hosting Services, Support Services and/or any Pairone software made available to you. The terms contained herein supercede and replace any other agreement or negotiation between you and Pairone whether oral, written or otherwise including any statements made by any representative of Pairone at any time.
1 FEES; PAYMENT OF FEES
1.1 Fees - Pairone charges the following fees where applicable. All such fees are subject to change with 30 days notice.
1.1.1 Account Set-Up Fee
1.1.2 Service Fee
1.1.3 Domain Registration Fee
1.2 Pairone reserves the right to offer subsequent promotional rates which may or may not be more favorable than the terms under which you entered this agreement. Any such periodic special rates shall not effect the then existing rights and responsibilities of each party. Pairone also reserves the right to change the rate charged for any such fee under this agreement with 30 days notice.
1.3 Pairone charges a non-refundable set up fee as well as it’s periodic service fee which in some cases may be refundable as further set forth elsewhere herein. According to the services you order from Pairone, Pairone may also charge you for Domain Registration Fees and specifically reserves the right to institute additional charges upon notice to you. Pairone also reserves the right to alter, change, amend or delete charges at it’s sole option. Pairone further reserves the right to institute new services and charge fees in association with the provision of such new services as it deems appropriate.
1.4 Payment of Fees - Pairone accepts payment by Credit Card (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover) and by personal check, cashiers check or money order.
1.5 Payment by Credit Card
1.5.1 Prior to activation of your user account and at any applicable time thereafter you agree to allow Pairone to charge your provided credit card and at stated regular intervals the agreed service fee amount for the stated period together with any Pairone set-up charges, registration fees, or any other charges outlined herein as may be applicable. You further authorize Pairone to charge your credit card for all subsequent period fees at, or a reasonable period in advance of, the commencement of any such subsequent period. You agree to maintain current valid existing credit card information with Pairone for the purpose of satisfying the Pairone charges as they become due. Refusal or rejection of any such charge or any portion thereof is grounds for account suspension and/or termination at the sole option of Pairone under Paragraph 8 herein.
1.6 Payment by Check
1.6.1 Prior to activation of your user account you agree to submit a check payable in U.S. dollars against a bank located within the United States. Pairone is under no obligation to initiate service until the proceeds of such check have been cleared by such financial institution and have been received by Pairone. Invoices will be submitted to you as a courtesy only. Payment for subsequent fees are due and payable immediately upon invoice and in no instance later than the expiration of the last day of the previous period without regard to any invoice. It is your responsibility when paying by check to make sure that your payment is received by Pairone. An administrative fee of $25.00 will be charged for the refusal, rejection or return of any such check for any reason whatsoever or any portion thereof. In addition, refusal, rejection or return of any such check for any reason whatsoever or any portion thereof is grounds for account suspension and/or termination at the sole option of Pairone under Paragraph 8 herein.
1.6.2 It is recommended that in order to avoid any service interruption that you submit your payment to Pairone a sufficient time before the expiration of the current service period so that it reaches Pairone in advance of the renewal date.
1.7 Refunds of Service fees will be made only for pre-payment of Service fees beyond the renewal date following the effective notice and termination of this agreement under paragraph 8.1. All refunds shall be pro-rated based upon the number of days for which service remains unused as of that renewal date. Pairone may grant refunds under any other circumstance it deems appropriate without waiving any other rights hereunder.
2 WEB HOSTING SERVICES
For the term of the agreement as set forth herein Pairone agrees to provide web hosting services according the plan selected by you upon activation of your account. Pairone reserves the right to change, amend and/or otherwise alter the services provided with equivalent or otherwise equal services without prior notice to you.
3 DOMAIN REGISTRATION SERVICES
At Customer’s request, Pairone may also acquire a Second-Level Domain Name (“Domain Name”), on behalf of Customer. Pairone will not own or otherwise control any domain name registered on your behalf under this paragraph. Pairone provides this service as a convenience to you only and you hereby waive any and all claims which you may have, or which may later arise, against Pairone for any and all damages, losses, claims or expenses arising our or related to the acquisition, registration and/or use of the Domain Name. Any costs incurred by Pairone to obtain and/or maintain the Domain Name on your behalf shall be charged to you by Pairone under the provision therefore elsewhere herein.
4 ACCEPTABLE USE
Pairone strictly enforces compliance with its acceptable use terms under this paragraph (4) four. You agree to maintain your website in full compliance with the terms set forth below. Failure to so comply is cause for immediate suspension and possible termination under paragraph (8) herein.
4.1 You agree that you will not violate the laws, regulations, ordinances or other such requirements of any applicable Federal, State or local government.
4.2 You agree not to cause any harm to minors of any kind or to perform any activity which is likely to cause such harm.
4.3 You agree not to take any action which encourages or consists of any threat of harm of any kind to any person or property
4.4 You agree not to transmit any unsolicited commercial or bulk email. You will not engage in any activity known or considered to be “spamming” or “Mail Bombing”
4.5 You agree not to make any inappropriate communication to any Newsgroup, Mailing List, Chat Facility, or other Internet Forum.
4.6 You agree not to make or attempt any unauthorized access to any Pairone website or the website of any Pairone customer.
4.7 You agree not to infringe 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.
4.8 You agree not to collect or attempt to collect personally identifiable information of any person or entity without their express written consent. You shall maintain records of any such written consent throughout the terms of this agreement and for three years thereafter.
4.9 Fair Use Policy
"Fair-Use" Resource Assignment
Pairone Networks Ltd offers commercially reasonable high-limit or unlimited amounts of disk space and/or other resources, such as bandwidth transfer, number of email accounts or FTP accounts. File quota limits are enforced to ensure system operating integrity and reliability and are limited to 100,000 files on Windows plans and 300,000 files on Linux plans. The intention of Pairone Networks Ltd is to provide ample resources for customer convenience, so that customers needn't to worry about exceeding limits.
It is acknowledged by users of Pairone Networks Ltd services that these resource allotments are optimized and dedicated towards serving web documents and self-need email / FTP services and is not to be used as offsite storage area for electronic files, or as a provisioning service for third party email or FTP hosts. All downloadable files or files stored on the server must be available for download via a HTML document stored on the Internet in a publicly or privately accessible area, and must be directly related to the general nature of the website index. Illegal content such as pirated software, music or other media are strictly prohibited and are not allowed on Pairone Networks Ltd servers.
It is also acknowledged by users of Pairone Networks Ltd services that these resources are limited by physical restraints of technology as well as by reasonable limits of a shared resource environment. Users must realize that server technology limits the amount of available resources for use, including but not limited to disk drive space, CPU processing power, memory and access speed. Pairone Networks Ltd takes measures to utilize the latest and most economically feasible mass server market technology available to provide services. It is furthermore acknowledged by users of Pairone Networks Ltd services that all provided services are of a shared-server nature, and other users are sharing the provided space. Customer accounts are placed on a server with up to hundreds of other users. Pairone Networks Ltd, along with many other hosting providers use this business model in order to offer web hosting services en masse at inexpensive and affordable rates.
It is acknowledged that any single account is entitled to utilize the server resources, within reason, up to what is allotted or by what is physically available. If resources become scarce, Pairone Networks Ltd reserves the right to limit users of the affected machine to a lower limit to preserve the effectiveness of the service for all users. If a particular user is in extreme excess of what the average users of the machine have in use (actually used) of their resource allotments, that customer may be asked to remove content, cut resource usage, or relocate to a dedicated service provider. This policy only applies to web sites that are considered to be abusive in service, disk space or resource consumption and where it is evident that the "fair-use" of resources among customers has been breached, particularly in regards to disk space, bandwidth or CPU processing power utilization. Additionally, web sites that are found to contain either/or no html documents, a large number of unlinked files are subject to warning, suspension or cancellation at the sole discretion of Pairone Networks Ltd.
If a "Fair-Use" breach occurs, which's determination is solely up to Pairone Networks Ltd, subscriber may have to remove files from or reduce access to subscriber's account to an extent as determined by Pairone Networks Ltd, in order to restore full serviceability to other subscribers affected by the breach. In any case, the subscriber will be notified of any actions that Pairone Networks Ltd may have to take.
Pairone pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth herein hereby grants you a non-exclusive, limited, personal, non-transferable license to use the Pairone Web Hosting Service for the term of the agreement as set forth herein.
6 OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; CONFIDENTIALITY
6.1 It is understood and agreed that during the term of this agreement and thereafter you may come into possession of information which is the confidential and proprietary information of Pairone including but not limited to the Pairone customer service and maintenance tools. You acknowledge that all right and title to any such Pairone intellectual property shall remain the sole property of Pairone and that you have no right, title or interest therein. You further agree not to provide access to the Pairone services to any third party. You agree yourself and not to assist any third party in any way to translate, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, modify, reproduce, rent, lease, lend, license, distribute, market or otherwise dispose of any portion of the Pairone Services. Any and all right or title to any engineering, coding, programming or customer service work around or other modification of the Pairone service shall also remain the sole property or Pairone.
6.2 During the term of this agreement you may have access to certain information and materials relating to the Pairone business, customers, software technology and marketing which Pairone treats as confidential (hereinafter “Confidential Information”). You agree to at all times during the term of this agreement and otherwise as set forth herein: (i) hold in confidence, and not disclose or reveal to any person or entity, any “Confidential Information” without the express prior written consent of Pairone; and (ii) not use or disclose any of the “Confidential Information” for any purpose at any time, other than pursuant to your rights under this agreement for the purpose intended. These obligations shall continue indefinitely for so long as the Confidential Information is a trade secret under applicable law and shall continue for three (3) years following termination of this Agreement with respect to Confidential Information, which does not rise to the level of a trade secret.
The initial term of this agreement shall be one (1) month with automatic renewal for subsequent additional months after the expiration of the initial term. Pairone reserves the right to accept pre-payment of renewal periods and may from time to time offer financial incentives for such pre-payment. The term of the agreement, however, shall remain one (1) month.
8 SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
8.1 Suspension - At the sole option of Pairone for any reason set forth herein or in the event that you breach any term of this agreement including but not limited to Section 1 (Payment of Fees) and Section 4 (Acceptable Use Policy) Pairone may suspend your account by deactivating any access by you or by web users to any information contained on the Pairone servers related to your account while maintaining the information and data related to your account upon the Pairone servers. Suspension shall specifically include the disabling of your hosted domain and/or any access to information or data related to your account. In the event of any such suspension you will be notified and given an opportunity to correct such breach. In the event that such breach is not corrected within ten (30) days the account may be terminated under paragraph 8.2. Service charges will continue to accrue on suspended accounts as if they were not suspended. You will remain responsible for the payment of any such charges during any such period of suspension.
8.2 Termination - This agreement and all of it’s terms shall remain in full force and effect until it is terminated. Termination shall include the removal of any and all of your information from the Pairone servers. Such information or data may or may not be made available to you by Pairone after any such termination. This agreement may be terminated either (a) after a period of suspension as set forth in paragraph 8.1 or (b) by either party upon 45 days notice in advance of a renewal period for any reason.
8.3 In the event of termination under paragraph 8.2(a) there will be no refund provided to you. In addition, Pairone may charge you an additional termination fee not to exceed $100.00 at its sole option. The assessment of this termination fee shall not effect the rights of Pairone to recover from you losses, damages, indemnity, defense costs, expert costs, collection costs and/or attorneys fees or other costs of any kind as may be applicable under California Law
8.4 In the event of any termination under paragraph 8.2(b) of this subsection any service fees paid in advance beyond the next renewal date following the notice period under that section will be refunded to you. This refund shall not include any set-up fees, Domain Registration fees or other fees which are all non-refundable.
9.1 Any notice under this agreement shall be given by Pairone to you via email at the address provided by you to Pairone at the commencement of this agreement or as Pairone is subsequently advised. Notice to you at this address is deemed sufficient regardless of your receipt of such email. If you wish to update your email address you should do so at this page.
9.2 Any notice by you to Pairone shall be made by telephone to a customer service representative at +41-79-464 5709 during Pairone regular business hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. +001. Such notice may also be sent via International Mail to the following Address:
Rue Wilhelm-Kaiser 1,
Fribourg, Switzerland. 1700
Sections 1, 3 through 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, and 14 through 18, inclusive, of this agreement shall survive the termination of this agreement and shall remain in full force and effect after any such termination.
11 WARRANTEES AND LIMITATIONS
11.1 Pairone makes every reasonable effort to maintain operation of the Pairone service however because as many events and circumstances are beyond the control of Pairone, Pairone does not in any way warrant or otherwise guarantee the availability of the Pairone system or servers and is not responsible for any delay or loss of data, lack of connection, slow connection, or any other such issues whether due to the active or passive negligence of Pairone.
11.2 THE Pairone SERVICE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
11.3 In general, Pairone has no control over information contained on the Internet. Information obtained by you from the Internet may be inaccurate, offensive or in some cases even illegal. Pairone accepts no responsibility for any information which you receive from the Internet. You accept full responsibility to verify the truth and accuracy, legality and ownership of the information that you obtain from the Internet as well as the reputation of the individuals with whom you may deal. Pairone provides no warrantee for any goods or services which you obtain over the Internet nor the compatibility of any such services with the Pairone system.
11.4 You specifically hereby waive any claim for damages of any kind whether direct, indirect, special, exemplary, punitive, incidental or consequential, loss of profits or loss of business as the result of any action taken in response to any claim of copyright infringement without regard to whether or not the material claimed to have been infringing is later found to be infringing.
11.5 THE TOTAL SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AVAILABLE TO YOU AS THE RESULT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY ACTION OR FAILURE TO ACT WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR OTHERWISE SHALL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF SERVICE FEES PAID BY YOU TO Pairone IN THE THREE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PROCEEDING ANY ALLEGATION OF ENTITLEMENT TO SUCH REMEDY. IN NO EVENT SHALL Pairone BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF BUSINESS AS THE RESULT OF ANY SUCH ACTION OR INACTION WITHOUT REGARD TO THE LIKELIHOOD OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES.
12.1 You agree to fully defend and indemnify and hold harmless Pairone of and from any and all third party claims, causes of action, demands, costs, damages including both direct and consequential damages, specifically including attorneys fees and costs, expert fees and costs and mediation and/or arbitration fees and costs incurred (whether paid or not) as the result of any breach or claim of breach of this agreement or your negligence whether active or passive or any negligence of Pairone in any way related to your use of the Pairone service or any portion thereof.
12.2 You agree to fully defend and indemnify and hold harmless Pairone of and from any and all third party claims, causes of action, demands, costs, damages including both direct and consequential damages, specifically including attorneys fees and costs, expert fees and costs and mediation and/or arbitration fees and costs incurred (whether paid or not) as the result of any violation or claimed violation of any copyright or other intellectual property right of any third party which is in any way related to your use of the Pairone service or any portion thereof. Choice of counsel remains exclusively that of Pairone
12.3 You agree that upon the assignment of your user ID and password that you will maintain the confidentiality of your account information and assume all responsibility of and from any loss, theft or other destruction of any data as the result of any access to your account via the use of your user ID. You further agree to defend and indemnify and hold harmless Pairone of and from any and all third party claims, causes of action, demands, costs, damages including both direct and consequential damages, specifically including attorneys fees and costs, expert fees and costs and mediation and/or arbitration fees and costs incurred (whether paid or not) as the result of any claim for damages in any way related to the disclosure of your confidential User ID and Password information. Choice of counsel remains exclusively that of Pairone.
13 FORCE MAJEURE
Either party to this agreement shall be excused from any delay or failure in performance hereunder caused by reason of any occurrence or contingency beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to, acts of God, earthquake, labor disputes and strikes, riots, war, and governmental requirements. The obligations and rights of the party so excused shall be extended on a day-to-day basis for the period of time equal to that of the underlying cause of the delay.
This agreement and the rights hereunder is not assignable or transferable except that Pairone may assign it’s rights hereunder to any person or entity who shall become a principal owner, or shareholder of Pairone. Any other attempted transfer or assignment of rights hereunder shall be null and void ab initio.
If any term, clause or provision hereof is held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the validity or operation of any other term, clause or provision and such invalid term, clause or provision shall be deemed to be severed from the Agreement.
16 CHOICE OF LAW
This Agreement shall be interpreted under the laws of the State of California without regard to any conflict of laws provisions. Any action between the parties to this agreement for the breach of this agreement or any action or claim in any way relating thereto shall be venued in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles. The parties to this agreement hereby consent to jurisdiction in that court and agree to accept service by mail and hereby waive any defense of any kind related to jurisdiction or venue.
17 NO AGENCY
Notwithstanding any other provision of this agreement, Pairone is not your agent, partner or joint venturer in any respect.
Pairone may without advance notice amend this Agreement from time to time, and will do so by posting the new Agreement on the Pairone web site in place of the old. Each and every such amendment shall be become effective immediately for all pre-existing and future accounts.