Following Seas Web Services, LLC. Acceptable Use Policy

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In order to provide its customers quality services, Following Seas Web Services, LLC requires that all Customers adhere to the guidelines, policies, terms and conditions as described herein. Following Seas Web Services, LLC reserves the right to change, amend or modify these guidelines, from time to time, without any prior notice to the Customer. By establishing an account and becoming a Following Seas Web Services, LLC customer you hereby acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to adhere to this acceptable use policy. In addition, you also recognize that failure to comply with these regulations may result in the termination of your account and services at any time with or without notice. Your use and/or continued use of the services and maintenance of your account shall be deemed an acceptance of this Acceptable Use Policy and any modification that may be amended thereafter.

The Acceptable Use Policy shall be used in conjunction with any other terms and conditions or service agreements that are made available to the Customer.

In an industry that provides and promotes free dissemination of information, Following Seas Web Services, LLC must take the necessary precautions and reserves the right to take certain preventive or corrective actions in order to protect its own rights and the rights of its Customers. Following Seas Web Services, LLC can not and does not monitor, verify, censor, or warrant for the accuracy or quality of information that is transmitted or disseminated by its Customers when using its Services. As such, it is the responsibility of each Customer to exercise its best judgment in relying on the information obtained via the Internet or the information that it transmits to others via the Internet. Recognizing that much of the information may contain sexually explicit or offensive material, Following Seas Web Services, LLC disclaims any liability for injury to its Customers or other third parties that results from inaccurate, unsuitable, offensive or illegal Internet communications. It is for these reasons that Following Seas Web Services, LLC has set forth these guidelines and restrictive policies for its Customer to adhere to.

Acceptable and Restricted Use of Services

All services provided by Following Seas Web Services, LLC shall be used by the Customer for lawful purposes and in compliance with all applicable laws. Since Following Seas Web Services, LLC is not a content provider and does not monitor the content being transmitted, posted or stored by the Customer, it’s the Customer’s responsibility to determine what laws or regulations are applicable to its use of the Services and Products provided. Customer is strictly prohibited from storing, posting, transmitting, re-transmitting or distributing material on or through any of the Services or Products which in the sole discretion of Following Seas Web Services, LLC (i) is in violation of any local, state, federal or non-United States law or regulation, (ii) threatening, obscene, indecent, defamatory or that other-wise could adversely affect any individual, group or entity (collectively, “Persons”) (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 (iv) that is a direct or indirect threatens physical harm, (v) that displays child pornography, (vi) information that is determined to be harassing in nature, (vi) material and programs that contain viruses or Trojans or tools to compromise the security of others, (vii) deceptive on-line marketing practices, or (viii) actions that restrict or inhibit any persons, whether a Customer of Following Seas Web Services, LLC or otherwise, in its use or enjoyment of Following Seas Web Services, LLC’s Services or Products.

Network and Systems Security

Customer shall not utilize any of Following Seas Web Services, LLC’s Services to compromise the security or tamper with Following Seas Web Services, LLC’s system, network or accounts on any of Following Seas Web Services, LLC’s computers, routers, terminal servers, or other equipment that is located at Following Seas Web Services, LLC’s site. Customer shall be specifically prohibited, without limitation, of the following:

(i) Introduction of malicious programs into the network;
(ii) Effecting security breaches or disruptions of Internet communication. Security breaches include, but are not limited to, accessing data of which the Customer is not an intended recipient or logging into a server or account that the Customer is not expressly authorized to access. For purposes of this section “disruption” includes, but is not limited to, port scans, flood pings, packet spoofing and forged routing information.
(iii) Executing any form of network monitoring which will intercept data not intended for the Customer’s server
(iv) Circumventing user authentication or security of any host, network or account
(v) Interfering with or denying service to any user other than the Customer’s host (for example, denial of service attack).
(vi) 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
(vii) Creating an “active” full time connection on a Company-provided dial-up account for Internet access by using artificial means involving software, programming or any other method
(viii) Utilizing a Company-provided dial-up account for purposes for Internet access other than facilitating connectivity to the Services and Products provided by the Company. This includes copying or creating files utilizing more than 5MB of disk space on the dial-up account servers
(ix) Failing to comply with the Company’s procedure relating to the activities of customers on the Company’s premises.

Penalties

Any and all restrictive activities are subject to immediate termination of Customer’s account. Customer may also be subject to any and all criminal and civil penalties available under the law. Accounts that have been terminated as a result of abuse or violation of the Acceptable Use Policy shall not be re-opened and Customer shall not be reimbursed for any fees that may have been paid whose services had been suspended or terminated for reasons stated herein.

Indemnification

Customers agree to indemnify, waive and hold Following Seas Web Services, LLC, its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, subsidiaries and affiliates harmless from any and all claims and expenses related to the Customer’s violation of this AUP, including any abusive or unlawful behavior on the part of the Customer or anyone using the Customer’s account or the infringement of any intellectual property or privacy rights of any person or entity. This shall mean that Customers can not sue or recover damages whatsoever from Following Seas Web Services, LLC as a result of Following Seas Web Services, LLC’s decision to remove material from its servers, warn you, suspend or terminate Customer’s account or take any other action during the investigation of a suspended violation or as a result of Following Seas Web Services, LLC’s conclusion that violation has occurred.

Restricted Use of Mail

The following mail practices are strictly prohibited:
(i) Sending unsolicited mail messages, 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 the Customer or with whom the Customer does not have an existing business relationship (“E-mail spam”). (ii) Harassment, whether through language, frequency or size of messages. (iii) Unauthorized use, or forging, of mail header information (iv) 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 (v) Creating or forwarding “chain letters” or other “pyramid schemes” of any type. (vi) Use of unsolicited E-mail originating from within Following Seas Web Services, LLC’s network or networks of other Internet Service Providers on behalf of, or to advertise, any service hosted by Following Seas Web Services, LLC, or connected via Following Seas Web Services, LLC’s network.

Billing Procedures

Customers are responsible to make timely payments. Customers must furnish accurate and correct personal or corporate billing information. It is Customer’s responsibility to make sure that their accounts are kept up to date and current. Payment for all Services and Products by fraudulent means, including without limitation, false names, unauthorized use of company funds, false date will result in immediate and permanent termination of the account and possible criminal penalties. Customers will be charged an additional fee for any returned checks. Failure by Customer to make timely payments may result in Following Seas Web Services, LLC canceling any Customer account without notice due to non-payment. In the event that Accountholder fails to timely make full payment of each invoice, Following Seas Web Services, LLC. Reserves the right to charge interest, late fees and/or reactivation charges on the delinquent Accountholder’s account. In the event of cancellation by Customer, Customer must contact Following Seas Web Services, LLC’s billing department. NON-USAGE OF AN ACCOUNT OR NON-PAYMENT IS NOT PROOF OF CANCELLATION OF SERVICE. Following Seas Web Services, LLC. Reserves the right to seek the collection of payments owed by all means available to it by law. Accountholders are responsible for full payment on all accounts whether or not the account is ever utilized. All original unopened software must be returned to Following Seas Web Services, LLC in order for Accountholder to be entitled to any refund. In the event that Accountholder fails to return the original unopened software to Following Seas Web Services, LLC, Accountholder will be billed for a minimum of one month’s service. Any billing discrepancies shall be presented to Following Seas Web Services, LLC in reasonable detail, in writing, within twenty (20) days of the date of the charge. Such notification shall not relieve Customer of the obligation to make all payments including the amounts disputed by the due date. Following Seas Web Services, LLC shall not be obligated to consider any Customer notice of billing discrepancies which are received by Following Seas Web Services, LLC more than twenty (20) days following the date of the invoice in question. If a Customer fails to dispute any charge after twenty (20) days from the date of the charge, Customer waives its rights to thereafter make any such dispute and all such charges will be deemed valid. Following Seas Web Services, LLC makes no warranties as to the availability or right to use of any login name, E-mail address, or domain names. Login names, E-mail addresses and domain names that are NOT confirmed at the time of sign-up of any Customer. Payments by check does not guarantee that the domain names are available and/or confirmed at time of sign-up. Following Seas Web Services, LLC will not refund any charges for reprinting of stationary or any other losses incurred. Following Seas Web Services, LLC MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE ACCURACY OF BILLING, OR THE QUALITY OF SERVICES PROVIDED OR TO THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR TO FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Customer agrees that at the end of the term of the account initially agreed to by Customer or any term thereafter, Following Seas Web Services, LLC may, at its sole discretion, automatically renew such Internet account for an additional term. Customer further agrees that upon renewal of such an account, Following Seas Web Services, LLC may continue to charge Customer’s credit card or seek other form of payment from Customer, for which Customer shall be responsible for. In the event that Customer does not wish Following Seas Web Services, LLC to automatically renew such Internet account, it is Customer’s sole responsibility to notify Following Seas Web Services, LLC of such intent prior to the expiration of such term. Following Seas Web Services, LLC may also, from time to time, provide Customers updates or changes to the Customer’s account information, as it may be deemed necessary.

DISCLAIMERS

Following Seas Web Services, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaims all warranties, including warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of third party rights. Following Seas Web Services, LLC makes no warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the material, services, graphics, and/or links. Neither Following Seas Web Services, LLC or its directors, employees, licensors, content providers , affiliates or other representatives will be liable for any damages whatsoever, including without limitation any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special and exemplary damages, arising from the use or performance of this web site or from any information, services or products represented or provided through this web site, even if Following Seas Web Services, LLC has been advised of these damages. This document and all other documents and information that are or may be published from time to time on this web site could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are made periodically to the information contained herein. Following Seas Web Services, LLC. May make improvements and/or changes in the documents, services, products and or the programs described herein at any time.

Intellectual Property Rights

Customer acknowledges and agrees that any and all copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets and other proprietary rights and laws protect all content and materials made available on the Following Seas Web Services, LLC web site. Nothing contained on the Following Seas Web Services, LLC web site shall be interpreted or implied in such a way as conferring any license or right to any intellectual property rights or license to any intellectual property, content, technology, system, process or related material belonging to Following Seas Web Services, LLC by virtue of being displayed or made accessible on any Following Seas Web Services, LLC web site. Except as expressly authorized by Following Seas Web Services, LLC, Customer agrees not to use this site or the Services in any manner that would infringe, violate, dilute or misappropriate any such rights with respect to any material which Customer accesses through this web site or the use of Services. The Following Seas Web Services, LLC. name, Following Seas Web Services, LLC logo, other related names, designs marks, product names or related logos are trademarks of Following Seas Web Services, LLC, Inc. and may only be use with express written permission of Following Seas Web Services, LLC. If any pages, information or content is copied it may only be copied for non-commercial uses and Following Seas Web Services, LLC shall in any event retain all copyright and other proprietary interests therein. If Customer shall use a domain name in connection with the Following Seas Web Services, LLC Services, Customer shall not use that domain name in violation of any trademark, service mark or similar rights of any third party.
All policies stated herein are subject to change at Following Seas Web Services, LLC’s sole discretion. Customer shall be responsible for adhering to any new policies implemented by Following Seas Web Services, LLC. Following Seas Web Services, LLC reserves the right to notify Customer, from time to time, or otherwise post the changes, modifications or additions to the Policy, Terms and Conditions, and all other agreements on the Following Seas Web Services, LLC’s web site.

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