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Work the web Terms of Service & Legal Disclosure

1. Introduction

This document (the "Agreement") sets forth the principles, guidelines and requirements of the Terms of Service of Work the web, Inc. a Florida incorporated company (the "Company") doing business as Work the web, governing the use by the customer ("Customer") of Company's services and products ("Services and Products"). These Terms of Service have been created to promote the integrity, security, reliability and privacy of Company's facilities, network, and Customer data contained within. The Company believes it provides the best services in the industry, and provides the following policies in the best interests of the Company and the Company's clients. The Company retains the right to modify these Terms of Service at any time and from time to time and any such modification shall be automatically effective as to all customers when adopted by Company and published here. Company shall be the sole and final arbiter as the interpretation of the following. By utilizing the Company's services and products, the Customer agrees to be bound by the terms herein outlined. Questions or comments regarding this document should be forwarded to the Company at the following address: legal@Work the

2. Compliance with the Law

Customer shall not post, transmit, re-transmit or store material on or through any of Services or Products which, in the sole judgment of the Company (i) is in violation of any local, state, federal or non-United States law or regulation, (ii) is threatening, obscene, indecent, defamatory or that otherwise could adversely affect any individual, group or entity (collectively, "Persons") or (iii) violates the rights of any person, including rights protected by copyright, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property or similar laws or regulations including, but not limited to, the installation or distribution of "pirated" or other software products that are not appropriately licensed for use by Customer. The Customer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Company from any claims resulting from the use of the services which damages the Customer or any other party. Customer shall be responsible for determining what laws or regulations are applicable to its use of the Services and Products.

3. Prohibited Uses of Services and Products

In addition to the other requirements of these Terms of Service, Customer may only use the Services and Products in a manner that, in the Company's sole judgment, is consistent with the purposes of such Services and Products. If Customer is unsure of whether any contemplated use or action is permitted, please contact the Company as provided above. By way of example, and not limitation, uses described below of the Services and Products are expressly prohibited.

3.1. General

3.1.1. Pornography and pornographic related merchandising are prohibited under all the Company's services. This includes sites that include links to pornographic content elsewhere. Further examples of unacceptable content or links include pirated software, "hacker" programs, archives of "Warez Sites", game rooms or MUDs, IRC Bots, Egg Drop programs, "Safe List" sites, FFA (Free For All) sites, and any kind of illegal software or shareware. In addition, sites offering online gambling, casino functionality, sportsbook betting (including offshore), and internet lotteries are prohibited.

3.1.2. Violations of the rights of any Person protected by copyright, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property or similar laws or regulations, including, but not limited to, the installation or distribution of "pirated" or other software products that are not appropriately licensed for use by Customer.

3.1.3. Actions that restrict or inhibit any Person, whether a customer of Company or otherwise, in its use or enjoyment of any of the Company's Services or Products.

3.2. System and Network

3.2.1. Introduction of malicious programs into the Company's network or server (e.g., viruses and worms).

3.2.2. Effecting security breaches or disruptions of Internet communication. Security breaches include, but are not limited to, accessing data of which Customer is not an intended recipient or logging into a server or account that Customer is not expressly authorized to access. For purposes of this Section 3.2.2., "disruption" includes, but is not limited to, port scans, flood pings, packet spoofing and forged routing information.

3.2.3. Executing any form of network monitoring which will intercept data not intended for the Customer's server.

3.2.4. Circumventing user authentication or security of any host, network or account.

3.2.5. Interfering with or denying service to any user other than Customer's host (for example, denial of service attack).

3.2.6. Using any program/script/command, or sending messages of any kind, designed to interfere with, or to disable, a user's terminal session, via any means, locally or via the Internet.

3.2.7. Creating an "active" full time connection on a Company-provided account by using artificial means involving software, programming or any other method.

3.2.8. Any attempt to circumvent or alter monitoring, bandwidth tracking or utilization reporting, or other actions which have the effect of complicating the normal operational procedures of the Company, including but not limited to altering, removing or in any way modifying or tampering with Company created log files.

3.2.9. Any action which the Company determines, in its own judgment, will reflect poorly on the Company or negatively impact its operations.

3.2.10. Any action which the Company deems to be an unacceptable use of resources, business practice or otherwise unacceptable to the Company.

3.3. Billing

3.3.1. Furnishing false or incorrect data on the order form, contract or online application, including fraudulent use of credit card numbers.

3.3.2. Attempting to circumvent or alter the processes any billing procedures or procedures to measure time, bandwidth utilization, or other methods to document "use" of the Company's Services and Products.

3.3.3. It is the client's duty to make payment for services in a timely manner. Client's will be given at the discretion of the company a three day grace period to make payment. Should client exceed the three day grace period, the client's account may be suspended and a late fee of $2.00 will be billed to client for collection efforts made by company. At the company's sole descretion, delinquent and suspended accounts may be immediately terminated.

3.4. Mail

3.4.1. Sending Unsolicited Commercial Email messages (UCE), including the sending of "junk mail" or other advertising material to individuals who did not specifically request such material, who were not previous customers of Customer or with whom Customer does not have an existing business relationship ("email spam").

3.4.2. Sending UCE referencing an email address for any domain hosted by the Company;

3.4.3. Sending UCE referencing a domain hosted by the Company;

3.4.4. Sending UCE referencing an IP address hosted by the Company;

3.4.5. Posting advertisements on IRC, ICQ, or any other public chat system containing an email address hosted by the Company, a domain hosted by the Company, an IP address belonging to the Company;

3.4.6. The Company will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of these provisions.

3.4.7. Harassment, whether through language, frequency or size of messages.

3.4.8. Unauthorized use, or forging, of mail header information.

3.4.9. Solicitations of mail for any other E-mail address other than that of the poster's account or service with the intent to harass or to collect replies.

3.4.10. Creating or forwarding "chain letters" or illegal "pyramid schemes" of any type.

3.4.11. Use of unsolicited email originating from within the Company's network or networks of other Internet Service Providers on behalf of, or to advertise, any service hosted by the Company, or connected via the Company's network.

3.4.12. Activities deemed to be unsolicited marketing efforts or otherwise harassing in any way.

3.4.13. Customer will be charged a minimum $5,000.00 penalty charge for each instance of a verifiable UCE that is reported to the Company and faces immediate account suspension and/or termination, as well as further penalties.

3.4.14. Abusive scripts scripts such as FFA's applications or installations of "BIGSENDER" mailing list applications (or any script/application designed to send rapid, unmonitored email communications) are strictly prohibited.

3.4.15. Any BULK MAIL sent through the systems which may affect system performance and in turn, affect other the website operation of other customers is strictly prohibited.

3.4.16. Customer shall not use a third-party application not located on our systems to connect through SMTP and relay BULK MAIL of ANY TYPE if the procedure causes the system to become overloaded.

3.5. Customer Support

3.5.1. The Company promotes a mutually-professional relationship with its customers. Abusive, threatening, obscene or otherwise harassing communications with agents of the Company, via telephone, email, online chat or other means will result in immediate account termination not withstanding any other terms of this agreement. Violation of this or any section of this Agreement will result in refund ineligibility.

4. Bandwidth & Utilization

In addition to the other terms of this agreement, which apply to all plans, bandwidth and utilization, by its nature, is subject to a number of differing and/or additional terms. Customer agrees that Company will monitor and meter Customer's daily bandwidth and disk usage and in the event that Customer exceeds the bandwidth or disk usage allocated to each hosting package on any given day Company may take corrective action which may, at Company's sole discretion, include the assessment of additional charges, disconnection or discontinuance of any and all Services, or termination of this Agreement. All bandwidth is measured daily and monthly bandwidth allowances are divided by the calendar days of a given month to determine the daily bandwidth allowance. Customer agrees that in the event of a dispute Company's monitoring reports shall be the final method of determination how much disk space and bandwidth was used and agrees to pay the excess usage charges when due. Customer's logs files are counted against any disk usage.

4.1 The Company provides the space and bandwidth transfer in good faith to our Customers so that they may create their Websites without the fear of running over their Web traffic allocation. While most Customers will use the space and traffic for their legitimate Web site needs, we recognize that others may try to take advantage of our offer and use the space and traffic in ways for which it is not intended. In the best interests of our Customers and in an effort to maintain the integrity of our service, the following common sense rules will apply:

4.1.1. Customer's site must use and store only the information and data that relates to the Website, at the IP address provided by the Company.

4.1.2. Customer may not resell or give away Web space under a domain name, nor may Customer build Websites that house "sub domain" Websites on behalf of other companies, groups or individuals. Customers who wish to resell the Company's Web space should utilize the Company's Reseller Program;

4.1.3. Customer may not use Customer's Website to store Web pages, files or data for other IP addresses or domain names, nor may Customer use its Website as a repository for file, data or "Warez group" download transfers. The Company reserves the right to make this determination, in its sole and absolute discretion;

4.1.4. The Company's servers are to provide the Company's customers with storage space and bandwidth for active Web pages and cannot be used as a "storage space" for electronic files. An example of sites that fall under "electronic storage" are large archives of images, compressed files, movies, or sound files.

4.1.5. The storage and distribution of MP3 format files that are copyrighted via the Company network is strictly prohibited.

4.1.6. The Company does not permit sites where 40% or more of the monthly traffic is from file downloads, or sites that use more than 40% of system resources, or sites which in the Company's view are detrimental to the enjoyment of the Company services by the Company's other clients, or are in the sole and final judgment of the Company, detrimental to network or business operations. All images in a Customer's hosting account must be linked to from pages within the Customer's hosting account. It is a violation of this agreement if Customer uses this account as merely an image, sound or file library.

4.1.7. The Company automates a daily backup of all sites and content on our servers, however this backup is limited to those clients who's backup file does not exceed 250MB's. This backup is a replication and is stored on another server that is providing a hot backup. Because we offer this backup at no additional charge to our Customers it is only archived until it is overwritten by the following night's backup. It is the sole responsiblity of the Customer to backup their account's content. The Company is not responsible for any data loss under any circumstance. The customer will not hold Company liable for data loss under any circumstance. The Company does not guarantee the integrity of the of data backups yet Company will exercise all reasonable efforts to backup Customer's entire data content. Normal hourly fees for restorations (if requested by client) will apply.

The Company may take whatever steps necessary to provide its services, and to provide for the enjoyment of such services by all of the Company clients, and to ensure that certain clients do not utilize services to the detriment of other clients. Customers with Websites that do not comply with these simple rules, or who seek to take advantage of the Company's storage or traffic plan in any other way, will, at the discretion of the Company , have their sites canceled and/or removed from the servers and have service charges assessed at the discretion of the Company .

The Company will be the sole and final arbiter as to Websites or usages of resources that constitute violation or intent to violate our policies. Those Customers found in violation of these policies are subject to a $300.00 service charge for each instance of violation, exclusive of charges for the bandwidth and/or other resources utilized. Websites which the Company must suspend or cancel due to violation of these rules are not eligible to receive a refund for unused service, and are subject to charges for bandwidth and usage of resources at twice the standard rate for such resources. Acceptance of these Terms of Services, and/or use of Company's services constitutes an acceptance of any fines, penalties or service charges which might arise out of violation of these policies.

5. Refunds, Terms and Termination

Refunds will not be issued for early termination by the Customer for any reason after the 30-day Money Back Guarantee grace period, or by early termination by the Company for Terms of Service violations. If the Customer desires termination of an account, the recurring transactions will be stopped immediately upon processing. The Customer will not be refunded all or any un-used portions of the hosting plan originally signed up for AFTER the 30-day Money Back Guarantee Grace Period, as long as the Money Back Guarantee criteria is met as outlined in section 5.2 of this agreement.

5.1. All cancellations must be received by the Company a minimum of five (5) days prior to the next billing date of the domain being cancelled.

5.1.1. If the Customer notifies the Company less than five (5) days before the next billing date of the domain being cancelled, the charges incurred as a result of that renewal will not be refunded.

5.1.2. Cancellations of PayPal subscriptions will be processed immediately, however the paid portions will not be refunded for any reason after the 30-day Money Back Guarantee Grace Period.

5.1.3. Cancellation requests will only be accepted using the procedure described above. Any other form of cancellation request is not acceptable and billing will continue until Company receives said request.

5.2. 30-day Money Back Guarantee (Added March 1st, 2005): Customer is entitled to a 30-day Money Back Guarantee as long as the criteria in section of this Terms of Service are met.

5.2.1. The 30-Day Money Back Guarantee Grace Period is defined as 30 calendar days from the initial sign-up of services by the Customer. 30-day Money Back Guarantee Criteria: Every attempt must be made by Customer and Company support staff to resolve any issues you have that would cause Customer's decision to cancel hosting and receive a refund. Customers who do not produce proof that item was excersized to the most extent possible will not be eligable for refund. Customers who do not produce a valid reason for cancellation of hosting within 30 days of signup will not receive a refund. Customers who submit excessive support requests, for example, two or more separate incidents within 30 days will be denied a refund. Customers who utilize more than 50% (fifty percent) of their hosting disk space and or bandwidth utilization within the 30 day grace period are not eligable for refund. Customers who violate this Terms of Service will not receive a refund. Customers MUST cancel their hosting account within the 30 days to AND request a refund in order to receive the refund, provided the outlined criteria has been met. Add-on Services are not eligable for refund.

5.2.2 Customers MUST explicity request a refund in order to be considered for eligibility. Cancellation of hosting without request for refund does not constitute a request for refund.

5.3. Customer will not receive a refund for any other reason, including but not limited to: late cancellation, slow connection caused by Customer's ISP/network, Customer's ignorance, InterNIC delays, account termination for violation of policies

5.4. By submitting a billing information on the order form, Customer agrees to authorize all recurring charges to the account and any other balances incurred due to overages of limits, additions of extras to the account, service charges and/or any other fees, and to be bound to the terms of this Agreement.

5.5. Customer will not receive a refund for any setup fees or any fees to include unused portions of the purchased hosting plan.

5.6. Customer will be charged a $15 reactivation fee for each site suspended due to a billing-related issue.

5.7. Customer shall pay the fees and other charges for Products and Services ordered from Company as published at time of order. Company reserves the right to change rates without notice; any changes in price will take effect upon renewal of the existing hosting account, immediately for new purchases.

5.7.1. Customer agrees that the Company reserves the right to change its fees, features, and discount offerings and the Customer agrees to be bound by any changes of fee, feature, and/or discount.

5.8. The Company reserves the right to terminate this agreement, and to delete the Website from its hardware, immediately upon the occurrence of any of the following events:

5.8.1. Non payment of any charges due from Customer;

5.8.2. Breach of any term or condition of this agreement by Customer;

5.8.3. Commencement of any lawsuit or proceeding against Customer arising from or relating to its use of the Website, whether or not such suit names the Company as a party or seeks any recovery from the Company.

5.8.4. Payment for any charges is due at the time of signup and renewal respectively. All payments must be in U.S. Dollars. Accounts which have balances outstanding shall be deemed to be in default and subject to termination of service. Customer shall be responsible for all costs of collection, including reasonable attorney's fees and court costs, in event of a default for nonpayment of any amounts due the Company.

5.9 Domain Names and Registrations - Any Domain Name(s) that the customer leases through the Company are owned by the Company. Customer understands that the domain name is on "lease" status and the Company may redirect this domain name any time the primary hosting account is suspended, or terminated, for any reason. Customer may elect to transfer a leased domain name to another registrar without any prior approval, while their account is in good standing before termination. After termination, or redirection of a Domain Name, the Customer may purchase the domain name from the Company, an agreement must be made and settled before the domain is transferred to the Customer's posession.

6. Indemnification of Provider/Relationship of Parties

6.1. Customer agrees to indemnify and hold the Company harmless from any lawsuit, claim, charge, or expense, including reasonable attorney fees and costs of defense, for any matter arising from or relating to Customer's Website provided hereunder.

6.2. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to create a relationship between the Company and Customer in the nature of a partnership, joint venture, editor/publisher or otherwise. Both parties acknowledge and agree that the Company has no interaction with the data or substance of Customer's Website, except as necessary to maintain the Website.

7. Security/Software

7.1. Customer agrees to take all steps reasonable, necessary, and prudent to protect Customer's login ID and password.

7.2. Customer agrees not to attempt to undermine or cause harm to any server, software, system or customer of the Company.

7.3. Customer agrees to maintain Customers' computing equipment responsibly, including running virus software.

7.4. Uploading a virus to a Company server will result in account termination, service charges and/or prosecution.

7.5. Customer acknowledges that the Company cannot provide technical support for any software and/or script that the Customer installs. Customer also acknowledges that the Company does not supply technical support for Microsoft FrontPage, other than initial configuration. The Company supplies technical support for Web hosting issues only. The Company shall be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a "Web host" issue.

8. Violation

Any attempt to undermine or cause harm to the Company server or another customer's Web presence is strictly prohibited. Any violation of the above Terms of Service will result in grounds for account termination, with no refunds given; the Company reserves the right to remove any account without prior notice. Violation of these Terms of Service may result in legal action, service charges or a combination thereof.

9. Confidentiality

Customer acknowledges that by reason of their relationship, both the Customer and the Company may have access to certain products, information and materials relating to the other part's business, which may include business plans, customers, software technology, and marketing plans that are confidential and of substantial value to either party, respectively, and which value would be impaired if such information were disclosed to third parties. Consequently, both the Company and the Customer agree that it will not use in any way for its own account or for the account of any third part, nor disclose to any third part, any such information revealed to it by either part, as the case may be.

The Customer and the Company further agrees that each will take every appropriate precaution to protect the confidentiality of such information. In the vent of termination of this agreement, there shall be no use or disclosure by either party of any such confidential information in its possession, and all confidential documents shall be returned to the rightful owner, or destroyed. The provisions of this section shall survive the termination of the agreement for any reason. Upon any breach or threatened breach of this section, either party shall be entitled to injunctive relief, which relief will not be contested by the Customer or the Company.

10. Refusal of Service

10.1. The Company reserves the right to refuse or cancel service in its sole discretion with no refunds, for any reason at any time.

10.2. If any of these Terms of Service are failed to be followed it will result in grounds for immediate account deactivation.

11. Disclaimer



11.3. The Company reserves the right to revise or change these Terms of Service at any time.

11.4. This Agreement shall be governed in all respects under the laws of the State of Florida applicable to contracts made, accepted and performed wholly in Florida, without application to principles of conflict of laws, and the Customer and the Company agree that the sole venue and jurisdiction for any disputes arising from this Agreement shall be the appropriate federal or state court located in the State of Florida.