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Service Agreement and Limit of Liability


  1. Parties. This agreement is between Metasphere.net (PROVIDER) and the party as specified in the on-line application (CLIENT).

  2. Web hosting only. This agreement covers web hosting services only. Other Internet services by the same PROVIDER are available at www.Metasphere.net and are subject to another agreement.

  3. Space usage. PROVIDER will allow the specified per plan web space to be used by the CLIENT as long as the use is in compliance with the policies set below.

  4. Bandwidth usage. PROVIDER will not restrict the bandwidth used by the CLIENT as long as the use is in compliance with the policies set below.

  5. Policies. CLIENT agrees to comply strictly with PROVIDERS "Acceptable use policy" http://www.Metasphere.net/use.html and "Copyright infringement policy". http://www.Metasphere.net/cip.html. CLIENT understands that the services are subject to immediate termination without compensation for non-compliance with the policies. Further, CLIENT will be responsible for the full amount of any tangible and intangible damages this may cause. PROVIDER reserves the right to change the policies from time to time to reflect the dynamic nature of the Internet. Both policies are available on-line any time.

  6. Excluded Services. Provider will not provide services and will terminate existing services immediately without compensation if the CLIENT's web site is involved in any of the following: copyrights violation, pirated software (warez), pirated music.

  7. On-line subscription. CLIENT makes an on-line, paperless subscription for the services through Paypal.com. CLIENT acknowledges that all the information he/she submits on-line is true and correct to the best of his/her knowledge. CLIENT agrees that the act of submitting his subscription form on-line is equivalent to his/her signature. PROVIDER will bill through Paypal.com according to the billing period unless a cancellation in writing is received and the CLIENT cancels subscription service through Paypal.com.

  8. Price change. PROVIDER has the right to change the price of the services to reflect a change in the cost of the service, or other reasons. In case of price change, PROVIDER will send a 30 day advanced notice by e-mail only.

  9. Start of services. Services will typically start on the same business day on PROVIDER's site. Domain registration may take longer.

  10. Quality of Services. Although the PROVIDER will make the best efforts to provide quality and uninterrupted services this is not guaranteed. PROVIDER will not be responsible for any damages a service interruption may cause to the Client. Furthermore PROVIDER will not censor any content on INTERNET. It will be CLIENT's responsibility for the usage of his account and any consequences of this usage.

  11. Fees. CLIENT agrees to pay for the services setup fee (if any), monthly fee, bandwidth overrun fee (if any) and additional storage fee (if any). The setup fee(if any) and first month fee are due upon the signature of this agreement. PROVIDER will notify CLIENT if any heavy traffic fee and/or excessive space fee are due.

  12. Domain name registration. CLIENT is responsible for establishing the domain name with an official registrar, and for that registrar pointing the DNS to metasphere.net's nameservers. CLIENT agrees to pay the registration fees for the domain(s).

  13. Termination of Services. PROVIDER reserves the right to refuse services to anyone and to terminate existing services with 14 days advance notice for any or no reason; and without advance notice if the CLIENT violates the clauses of this agreement. CLIENT has the right to terminate the services at any time with a written notice sent by mail to 35 Robindale Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, or by eMail to http://www.metasphere.net/index.cgi?action=form&database=comments. Both parties agree that there will be no monetary compensation for terminated services regardless of the reason. No refunds. No pro-rate.

  14. Automatic account upgrade. PROVIDER may upgrade services provided with or without e-mail notice all web hosting accounts at any time.

  15. Payments. CLIENT agrees to pay by credit card. CLIENT agrees to provide updated credit card information on-line as may be requested in case his/her card is being declined. CLIENT understands that non-payment will result in automatic "hold" on his/her account. During the hold period the web site will not be accessible. The account will be "reactivated" after payment in full is received. Credit card accounts will be automatically renewed unless notified prior to expiration date of service.

  16. Late Payment. CLIENT agrees to pay a one time penalty of 6% of the amount due plus $10 per month for delayed payments.

  17. Lawful use of INTERNET. CLIENT agrees to use INTERNET in accordance with the law and with the ethical rules established or to be established in the future.

  18. LIMITED LIABILITY. PROVIDER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ANY SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, LOST DATA, PHONE BILLS, COMMUNICATION LINES BILLS, LOSS OF PRIVACY, DAMAGES TO THIRD PARTY EVEN IF PROVIDER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER ANY CLAIMS BASED UPON PRINCIPLES OF CONTRACT, WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORT, BREACH OF ANY STATUTORY DUTY, PRINCIPLES OF INDEMNITY OR CONTRIBUTION, THE FAILURE OF ANY LIMITED OR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY TO ACHIEVE ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE. FURTHER, PROVIDER WILL NOT CENSOR ANY CONTENT ON THE INTERNET. IT WILL BE CLIENT'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE USAGE OF HIS ACCOUNT AND ANY CONSEQUENCES OF THIS USAGE.

  19. Indemnification. CLIENT shall indemnify, defend by counsel reasonably accepted by PROVIDER, protect and hold PROVIDER harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, costs, damages, expenses, including consultants' and attorneys' fees and court costs, demands, causes of action, or judgments directly or indirectly arising out of or related to the web hosting and other services provided by PROVIDER to the CLIENT.

  20. Security and Integrity of Information. Although PROVIDER implements the latest technology for information protection there is no guarantee that the information on Internet is absolutely secured or never may be destroyed. CLIENT agrees to keep the PROVIDER harmless in case of loss of information or loss of privacy. CLIENT is RESPONSIBLE FOR BACKING UP ALL DATA AND MAINTAINING CURRRENT BACKUP FILES.

  21. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding and contract between the parties and supersedes any and all prior and contemporaneous, oral or written representations, communications, understandings and agreements between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, all of which representations, communications, understandings and agreements are hereby canceled to the extent they are not specifically merged herein. The parties acknowledge and agree that neither of the parties is entering into this Agreement on the basis of any representations or promises not expressly contained herein.

  22. Modification. This Agreement may be modified by PROVIDER at any time due to the changing nature of this business. PROVIDER will maintain a copy of the current agreement on http://Metasphere.net/Service_Agreement.html

  23. Waiver. Performance of any obligation required of a party thereunder may be waived only by a written waiver signed by the other party, which waiver shall be effective only with respect to the specific obligation described therein. The waiver by either party hereto of a breach of any provision of this Agreement by the other shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same provision or any other provision of this Agreement.

  24. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason, unenforceable, it shall be deemed severable from, and shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of, the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms.

  25. Governing Law. This Agreement was entered into in the State of North Carolina and its validity, construction, interpretation and legal effect shall be governed by the laws and judicial decisions of the State of North Carolina applicable to contracts entered into and performed entirely within the State of North Carolina.

  26. Authority to Execute. Each of the parties to this Agreement represents and warrants that it has full power to enter into this Agreement and that it hasn't assigned, encumbered, or in any manner transferred all or any portion of the claims covered by this Agreement.

  27. Benefit of Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of each of the parties hereto, and except as otherwise provided herein, their respective legal successors and permitted assigns.

  28. Cumulative Remedies. Except as specifically provided herein, no remedy made available to either party hereunder is intended to be exclusive of any other remedy provided hereunder or available at law or in equity.

  29. No Partnership or Agency. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as creating a joint venture, partnership, agency, employment relationship, franchise relationship or taxable entity between the parties, nor shall either party have the right, power or authority to create any obligations or duty, express or implied, on behalf of the other party hereto, it being understood that the parties are independent contractors vis-à-vis one another.

  30. No Third Party Beneficiaries. Nothing contained in this Agreement, express or implied, shall be deemed to confer any rights or remedies upon, nor obligate any of the parties hereto, to any person or entity other than such parties, unless so stated to the contrary.

  31. Excused Performances. Provider shall not be deemed to be in default of or to have breached any provision of this Agreement as a result of any delay, failure in performance or interruption of the Services, resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God, acts of civil or military authority, civil disturbance, war, strikes or other labor disputes and disturbances, fire, transportation contingencies, shortages of facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials, or laws, regulations, acts or order of any government agency or official thereof, other catastrophes, or any other circumstances beyond Provider's reasonable control. In the event of any such delay or failure, performance of the Services shall be deferred to a date and time mutually agreeable by the parties.

  32. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

  33. Captions. The section headings and captions contained herein are for reference purposes and convenience only and shall not in any way affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.

  34. Gender. Where the context so requires, the masculine gender shall include the feminine or neuter, and the singular shall include the plural and the plural the singular.

  35. Recitals. The recitals above set forth are incorporated herein by reference.

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