This agreement is between USA Sat Web Hosting, ("USA Sat Inc.") and the Customer (as noted above) to provide World Wide Web ("Web") access and creative services to the Internet on USA Sat Inc.'s network of shared server(s).
We accept check, MasterCard, Visa or American express for payment.
All services will be billed within the first week of any given month. Bills for partial periods are prorated. USA Sat Inc. reserves the right to change pricing within the thirty (30) days notice.
Unique domain names (www.your-domain.com.com) have a $9.95 for Basic Hosting, $14.95 for Stantard Hosting, $19.95 for Deluxe Hosting and 29.95 for Gold Package Hosting monthly service fee. If the Customer's data transfer rate exceeds 5Gb for Basic Hosting and 10Gb for Stantard Hosting and 15Gb for Deluxe Hosting and 25Gb for Gold Hosting per month, USA Sat Inc. reserves the right to bill Customer an additional $9.95 per 5Gb transferred. USA Sat Inc. will not, however, bill Customer without 15 days notice. Customer will then have the option of continued service with the transfer rate surcharge, or Customer can request that their service be canceled. Nonpayment of monthly charges may result in discontinuance of service; in that case there will be a $5.00 reconnection fee.
Unless otherwise noted and agreed upon, in writing by USA Sat Inc., Customer shall use this account to represent only one named organization or company. Customer may not include material for, or sublease space for any other individual, business, or organization.
USA Sat Inc. will provide the hardware and system administration necessary to provide full World Wide Web access to the Internet community. USA Sat Inc. will also provide a single & unique Universal Resource Locator (URL) address for use by Customer to promote Customer's page on literature and other Web servers. At Customer's request, USA Sat Inc. will assign a single domain alias to our server(s) (www.yourname.com) provided that the name is legally registered to and under the control of the Customer. Customer understands that Domain Name Registration can take 1 weeks (or more).
Customer agrees to pay InterNIC register and renewal fees (currently $19.97/year). This fee is subject to change by the InterNIC. Customer will have 24-hour access to their account on our server via File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Customer understands and agrees that USA Sat Inc. will make every effort to keep our network of server(s) running continuously. However, our server(s) will, from time to time, be disconnected due to routine maintenance, upgrades, and other required events.
USA Sat Inc. will make its best effort to keep all information on our servers backed-up. However, we recommend that the Customer maintains a separate back-up of any information posted to our server(s). USA Sat Inc. is not responsible for lost materials or information.
Customer understands that all technical support will be given by USA Sat Inc., at its option, in the form of on-line information in the form of FAQ, e-mail, or fax. USA Sat Inc. will also make its best effort to maintain security on our network of server(s). However, the nature of the Web and the Internet is not secure by default; Customer assumes responsibility for the appropriate use of hypertext based security within the Customer's scripts and directories. Perl 4.0 CGI scripts are the only CGI scripts supported by USA Sat Inc. All CGI scripts require prior approval by USA Sat Inc.
By using our service, Customer releases USA Sat Inc. from any liability that may arise from any business interruption to the Customer's business resulting from using our services. USA Sat Inc. is in no way responsible for the performance of any information posted to our network.
In addition, Customer assumes full responsibility for all content posted to USA Sat Inc.'s server on Customer's behalf, including any trademark, copyright, patent or other intellectual property submitted to USA Sat Inc. for either creative services and/or straight posting to our server(s). USA Sat Inc. reserves the right to remove any material, which, in its sole opinion, may result in the violation of intellectual property rights of others or any other applicable Federal, State, Common, International laws or regulations.
Abuse of Services:
Any use of USA Sat Inc. system resources that disrupts the normal use of the system for other USA Sat Inc. customers, or the use of other systems by their respective users is considered to be abuse of system resources and is grounds for administrative intervention.
Modification, alteration, reverse engineering, decompilation, disassembly or creation of derived works based on USA Sat Inc. proprietary network protocols or software is an abuse of USA Sat Inc. services.
Depending on the nature and the severity of the abuse, the user may receive an E-mail warning or have their account suspended by USA Sat Inc. Staff without notice. If the misuse is unintentional, the suspension may be rescinded following discussion with USA Sat Inc. Staff. If the misuse is intentional, the suspension may be rescinded at the discretion of the Operations Manager. Occasionally, unintentional misuse is misclassified as intentional misuse. Customers who believe their activity has been misclassified may appeal to the Operations Manager.
Violations of any of the USA Sat Inc. conditions of use are unethical and may be criminal offenses. You are expected to report to USA Sat Inc. any information you may have concerning instances in which the conditions of use have been or are being violated. When USA Sat Inc. becomes aware of possible violations, we will initiate an investigation. At the same time, in order to prevent further possible unauthorized activity, USA Sat Inc. may suspend access to services to the individual account in question. Confirmation of violations may result in cancellation of the individual account and/or criminal prosecution. The account suspension may be rescinded at the discretion of the Operations Manager.
Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE, UBE or Spam) Is in violation of USA Sat Inc. Policy. The sending of such will result in immediate suspension of the account and a charge of at least $500 for the cleanup and resources consumed by the abuse reports. This is neither negotiable nor waivable, and this IS your warning. By agreeing to these terms of service you accept that we will fine you for the above amount if you are found to be in violation of this section.
Advertising via "Proxy". If someone advertises for your website/services by using UCE, your website/account will be shut down without warning. Make sure the person(s) you contract to advertise for you understand that it is not acceptable. As a bit of advice, NOBODY has a "huge list of people who asked to hear about new products.". Anyone claiming that is not a legitimate buisness. Your advertising money is better spent on a reputable agency and on webdesign for your site.
Search engine 'stuffing'. Attempting to appear on search engines by listing hundreds of keywords that have nothing to do with your webpage. This is not only useless, but abusive. Websites found to contain this type of abuse will be given a choice of removing the false keywords or be shutdown.
In the event that this agreement is canceled by USA Sat Inc., the Customer will have a pro-rated refund of any unused portion of the posting period. Domain registration fees are non-refundable.
Customer acknowledges that these terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Customer continued use of USA Sat Inc. constitutes customer acceptance of these and any and all modified terms.