My Local Rize Hosting Terms & Conditions
By using our website and purchasing through our website or by signing a proposal or change order, you attest that you have read and understand the terms of the hosting agreement and agree to all the Terms and Conditions listed here.
By engaging with My Local Rize, you agree that you have read and understand our Terms & Conditions. Agreement precedes (indefinite and not limited to) the use of our website, purchasing, project creation processes, project management systems, customer service management systems, proposal(s), change order and all other communication, services, materials related to My Local Rize.
This agreement is between My Local Rize, a division of Rize Marketing Company (hereinafter referred to as PROVIDER), and the on-line individual or entity who is applying or utilizing Internet-related Services, (hereinafter referred to as CLIENT). CLIENT agrees to an on-line, subscription service, which will be automatically charged on a recurring basis until the service is explicitly cancelled by either CLIENT or PROVIDER. CLIENT acknowledges that all information provided by CLIENT is true and correct to the best of CLIENT’s knowledge. CLIENT agrees that the act of utilizing PROVIDERS web server or web server space paid for by PROVIDER constitutes acceptance of all terms and conditions associated with the services applied for and that the act of usage shall be in lieu of written signature.
AUTHORIZATIONS: CLIENT will use PROVIDER’s services in a manner consistent with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations and laws. CLIENT agrees to pay and authorizes PROVIDER to charge all fees due using the payment information provided by CLIENT at the time of application. CLIENT also agrees to maintain and keep current payment information for the duration of the service period.
DISCLAIMER: PROVIDER will not be responsible for any damages suffered by CLIENT. PROVIDER’S service is provided on an “as is, as available” basis. PROVIDER gives no warranty, expressed or implied, for the PROVIDER’s services, including without limitation, any warranty of merchantability or warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, wrong delivery, and any and all service interruptions caused by PROVIDER and its employees. Any damages incurred by CLIENT due to disruption of service by PROVIDER or its providers shall be expressly limited to the fees paid by CLIENT to PROVIDER for services and shall under no circumstances include reimbursement for losses of income or other consequential damages claimed by CLIENT.
INDEMNIFICATION: CLIENT agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold PROVIDER harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney’s fees asserted against PROVIDER, its agents, its customers, officers and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to be performed or any product sold by customer, it’s agents, employees or assigns. CLIENT agrees to defend, indemnify and hold PROVIDER harmless against liabilities arising out of; (1) any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with a PROVIDER server; (2) any material supplied by CLIENT infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party and (3) copyright infringement.
PROVIDER expects that its CLIENTS will fully comply with all applicable laws. A customer’s failure to comply with those laws will violate this policy. Finally, PROVIDER wishes to emphasize that in accepting services, CLIENTS indemnify PROVIDER for the violation of any law or PROVIDER policy that results in loss to PROVIDER or the bringing of any claim against PROVIDER. This means, among other things, that if PROVIDER is sued because of activities of the customer that violate any law, or this policy, the customer will pay any damages awarded against PROVIDER plus costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees.
CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES: Effective use of PROVIDER’s services presumes a certain degree of knowledge and skill on the part of the CLIENT. For example, it is presumed that CLIENT possesses at least a rudimentary knowledge of Internet-related processes and software applications such as e-mail, web-browsing, and basic website editing skills. PROVIDER will not be held responsible for CLIENT’s inability to use PROVIDER’s services due to CLIENT’s lack of the requisite knowledge and skills. Any issues occurring as a result of the CLIENT adding or updating their website is the sole responsibility of the CLIENT. The time and effort to repair and/or update the website by the PROVIDER as a result of the CLIENT’s edits or updates will be strictly handled and charged on an hourly basis at the current hourly rate.
DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION: Domain name registration is a separate and independent service from domain and web hosting. CLIENT accepts sole responsibility for monitoring and maintaining the status of CLIENT’s domain name registrations, as well as payment of all applicable domain name registration and renewal fees. PROVIDER does not monitor the registration status of domain names hosted on PROVIDER’s servers. PROVIDER’s services are independent of account usage and domain name records, and remain in effect (and billable) regardless of the status of CLIENT’s domain name record. The PROVIDER’s hosting fees start with the setup of the hosting account regardless of the status of the website’s status.
PROVIDER will provide reasonable assistance to CLIENT in the area of domain name registration and modification. Reasonable assistance may include submission of registration or modification requests to appropriate domain name registration agencies and/or supplying CLIENT with the necessary information to effect registration or modification of CLIENT domain. PROVIDER will not, under any circumstances, make changes to any part of a domain name record except nameserver and technical contact information relating to the pointing of CLIENT domain name to PROVIDER’s servers.
POSSESSORY LIEN: PROVIDER maintains a possessory lien on CLIENT’s domain name and files from the date that any associated fees are unpaid and due, including late fees or other charges, and for expenses reasonably incurred in collection of those fees. In the event of the exercise of this lien, release of CLIENT’s domain name and/or files shall be at the sole discretion of PROVIDER.
NOTIFICATIONS: PROVIDER relies on e-mail as the primary means of notifying CLIENTs of important system news, problems with CLIENTs’ accounts or usage of those accounts, billing problems, etc. Any notifications will be e-mailed to CLIENT domain’s primary e-mail address and/or to the contact e-mail address provided by CLIENT upon application for services. CLIENT agrees to monitor these e-mail addresses on a regular basis and to respond promptly, if required, to any notifications. CLIENT agrees to notify PROVIDER of any changes to CLIENT’s physical or e-mail address, telephone numbers, etc.
POLICY CHANGES: These policies may change with or without notice. CLIENT agrees to comply with these policies in their current and future state. CLIENT agrees to periodically review published policies to ensure understanding of and compliance with current policies.
REFUSAL OF SERVICE: PROVIDER reserves the right to refuse or cancel service at PROVIDER’s sole discretion, with or without reason, with or without warning.
ACCEPTANCE: CLIENT expressly understands, acknowledges, and agrees that in submitting an application and paying for any and all services to be rendered by PROVIDER, CLIENT shall abide by all Terms and Conditions stated herein.
UPTIME DETERMINATION: CLIENT expressly understands, acknowledges, and agrees that 99% uptime guarantee is over a one year period, from date of signup to anniversary of signup, and Uptime Robot third (3rd) party website monitoring is used to determine if website uptime falls below 99% uptime.
JURISDICTION: CLIENT agrees to submit to the jurisdiction of the applicable municipal, county, state or federal court of PROVIDER’s physical residence for any litigation, mediation, or arbitration which may arise from any dispute concerning any of the provisions herein. Controlling law shall be that of the State of PROVIDER’s residence. The prevailing party in any litigation hereunder shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs.
Acceptable Use Policies
USER-SUPPLIED CONTENT: All services may be used for lawful purposes only. Through PROVIDER’s Service, CLIENT may have access to chat areas, web pages, email, or other services that enable CLIENT to send or post materials (“content”) and make that content available to others. CLIENT must not submit, publish, or display on the Network any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, infringing, or threatening content. In addition, CLIENT may not submit, publish, or display any content that violates any US Federal, State, or Local law. CLIENT is solely responsible for the content made accessible through the Network. CLIENT may not use the Service to assist any other person or entity to violate any Federal, State, or Local laws, ordinances, or regulations.
PROVIDER is not obligated to monitor the network to examine available content. CLIENT hereby acknowledges that if PROVIDER is made aware of content that is determined to be, in PROVIDER’s sole discretion, unacceptable, undesirable, offensive, indecent, obscene, excessively violent or otherwise objectionable, PROVIDER has the right, but not the obligation, to edit, remove or deny access to such content. PROVIDER may disclose any content or records concerning CLIENT’s account as required to satisfy any law, regulation, governmental request or court order.
Pornography and sex-related merchandising are prohibited on all servers. This includes sites that may infer sexual content, display nudity, or link to adult content elsewhere. This is also true for sites that promote any illegal activity or content that may be damaging to PROVIDER’s servers or any other server on the Internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited. In addition, any site selling or promoting bulk e-mail service is not allowed.
USER-SUPPLIED CONTENT: The following content and activities may not be displayed or promoted by CLIENT nor associated in any way with CLIENT’s account or PROVIDER’s services. PROVIDER shall be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes violation of this provision.
CLIENT may not use the Services to violate any governing law or regulation, including laws prohibiting: copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property infringement, misuse, or misappropriation; distribution of child pornography, child erotica, non-consensual sex acts (including in the support of or furtherance of sex trafficking), or bestiality; gambling; defamation, harassment, libel, or slander; fraud or false advertising; and hacking, phishing, social engineering, or any transmission of malicious code or unauthorized use of the computing resources of an end user. It is PROVIDER’s policy to terminate the Services of CLIENTS who are repeat infringers of intellectual property rights. Further, CLIENT may not use the Services in connection with any content that PROVIDER reasonably believes: promotes, incites, or threatens violence; is in support of or furtherance of sex trafficking; contains harassing content or hate speech; violates any person’s privacy; constitutes terrorism or trafficking in weapons or other illegal items; or is likely to result in retaliation against PROVIDER system, network, or employees, including behavior that results in any denial of service attack. The Services may not be used in violation of export laws, controls, regulations, or sanction policies of the United States or CLIENT’S applicable jurisdiction. The Services may not be used by any individual or legal entity which is involved with or suspected of involvement in activities or causes relating to: illegal gambling; terrorism; narcotics trafficking; arms trafficking or the proliferation, development, design, manufacture, production, stockpiling, or use of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, weapons of mass destruction, or missiles; in each case including any affiliation with others whatsoever who sponsor or support the above such activities or causes.
HIGH-RISK USE: CLIENT may not use the Services in any circumstance or fashion where a failure of the Services could result in death or physical injury.
SPAM: If CLIENT uses the Services to transmit email, CLIENT must do so responsibly. Sending or promoting spam using the Services is prohibited and may result in immediate termination of CLIENT’s account. PROVIDER considers spam to be the transmission of any email messages that are in violation of the most recent regulations issued by the Federal Trade Commission implementing the CAN-SPAM Act or, if CLIENT is sending emails to non-domestic end users, any foreign equivalent thereof. In addition, and at PROVIDERS discretion, PROVIDER may place limits on the number of outbound messages CLIENT send if PROVIDER’s review of CLIENT’s account indicates that CLIENT is jeopardizing PROVIDERS network stability. Without limiting any other rights PROVIDER may have, the parties agree that should CLIENT breach this section by sending spam it would be difficult to determine actual damages. Accordingly, a $500 charge per violation will be assessed as a reasonable estimate of the damages. The parties further agree that such $500 would not act as a penalty.
Regulated and Sensitive Information. It is possible to run an ecommerce site on our platform, provided that CLIENTS follow some best practices that prevent credit card information from being processed or stored on PROVIDER’s platform. CLIENTS are not permitted to use or cause the Services to store or process sensitive or otherwise regulated health or financial information, including Protected Health Information (as that term is defined under HIPAA), cardholder data protected under PCI DSS regulations (such as credit or debit card data), or other financial data (including any financial account details). CLIENT acknowledge and agree that PROVIDER is not responsible for any liabilities arising from CLIENT’S violation of this restriction.
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT: It is PROVIDER’s policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable intellectual property laws, which may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity. If we remove or disable access to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of each affected site so that they may make a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of that Act.
NETWORK SECURITY: CLIENT may not use PROVIDER’s Network in an 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 the CLIENT, logging into a server or account the CLIENT is not expressly authorized to access, password cracking, probing the security of other networks in search of weakness, or violation of any other organization’s security policy. CLIENT may not attempt to interfere or deny service to any user, host, or network. This includes, but is not limited to, flooding, mail bombing, or other deliberate attempts to overload or crash a host or network. PROVIDER will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of systems or network security at other sites, including cooperating with law enforcement authorities in the investigation of suspected criminal violations. Users who violate system or network security may incur criminal or civil liability.
BACKGROUND RUNNING APPLICATIONS: Background daemons in general are prohibited. PROVIDER will consider requests to allow these applications on a case-by-case review basis. If allowed, extra charges will be assessed based on resources and system maintenance needed.
SERVER RESOURCES: Any web site that uses a high amount of server resources (such as, but not limited to CPU time, memory usage, and network resources) will be given an option of either upgrading their service level or reducing the resource used to an acceptable level.
CANCELLATION: CLIENT bears all responsibility for ensuring effective cancellation of CLIENT account. All cancellation requests must be sent in writing (email request is acceptable only if an acknowledgement is received) at least 30 days before renewal or next payment is due. Automatically renewed payments will not be refunded unless the cancellation request is received as stated above. This responsibility includes providing effective and authenticated notification to PROVIDER of CLIENT’s desire to cancel an account. This responsibility shall not be waived or modified by PROVIDER or CLIENT in any way at any time subsequent to the submission by CLIENT of a cancellation notice for PROVIDER account. PROVIDER will act immediately to implement CLIENT’s cancellation notice, providing the terms of this cancellation policy have been followed. PROVIDER is not required to provide client with a prorated refund of services paid. CLIENT is required to pay PROVIDER for services rendered.
OWNERSHIP: PROVIDER maintains control and ownership of any and all IP numbers and addresses that may be assigned to CLIENT and reserves in its sole discretion the right to change or remove any and all IP numbers and addresses. CLIENT shall keep the rights of ownership and use of CLIENT’s domain name registration and files even if client changes providers, with the following exception: PROVIDER maintains a possessory lien on CLIENT’s domain name and files from the date that associated fees are unpaid and due, including late fees or other charges, and for expenses reasonably incurred in collection of those fees. In the event of the exercise of this lien, release of CLIENT’s domain name and/or files shall be at the sole discretion of PROVIDER.
In case of disputes regarding authority over domain names, PROVIDER will follow industry standard practice of giving ultimate authority to the domain name registrant. PROVIDER maintains control and ownership of any copyright, proprietary and/or licensed software, scripts, programs, images, or other electronic data or media installed and/or provided by PROVIDER.
Billing and Payments
PAYMENT: PROVIDER maintains control and ownership of any and all IP numbers and addresses that may be assigned to CLIENT and reserves in its sole discretion the right to change or remove any and all IP numbers and addresses. CLIENT shall keep the rights of ownership and use of CLIENT’s domain name registration and files even if client changes providers, with the following exception: PROVIDER maintains a possessory lien on CLIENT’s domain name and files from the date that associated fees are unpaid and due, including late fees or other charges, and for expenses reasonably incurred in collection of those fees. In the event of the exercise of this lien, release of CLIENT’s domain name and/or files shall be at the sole discretion of PROVIDER.
PAST DUE ACCOUNTS: If payment is not received by the due date, PROVIDER will send at least 1 notification via e-mail to CLIENT’s primary contact e-mail address. If CLIENT does not respond to that notification, the following actions will be taken:
ACCOUNT SUSPENSION: Due Date + 3 Days: If CLIENT’s account is not paid in full by the 3rd day after the due date, CLIENT’s account will be disabled — all web, e-mail, FTP, and other access to the account will be non-functional. The account will be reactivated within 72 hours of the disablement, upon receipt of payment plus a $25.00 account reactivation fee.
ACCOUNT CANCELLATION: Hosting Period Start Date: If payment is not received by the hosting period start date, the account will be queued for automatic cancellation and deletion.
ACCOUNT REACTIVATION: After Cancellation: Once an account has been placed in the cancellation queue, it must remain disabled for at least 36 hours. After 36 hours, but before 7 days, CLIENT may request reactivation of the account by paying the account balance plus a $95.00 account restoral fee.
After 7 days, the account is “officially” cancelled and all files associated with the account are permanently removed from the servers. At this point, the account cannot be reactivated, but CLIENT can request a “new” account for the domain. If necessary, files may be restored from backups and placed on the new account within 30 days of cancellation for the normal backup restoral fee.
VENUE: For any action involving matters of this Agreement, venue shall lie in Gregg County, Texas.
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