ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF SERVICE
As a precondition and requirement to use the services available via THORWORX, you, for yourself and for the company or other person(s), if any, you represent (“Subscriber” or “Subscribers”, as applicable), hereby accept and agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Service (“Terms”). These Terms are effective immediately between the Subscriber and THORWORX. Each Subscriber is subject to these Terms, and by using THORWORX’s services, network and/or systems (collectively the “Services”), Subscriber agrees to be legally bound by and subject to all terms and conditions contained in these Terms, including as well all usage policies and other policies herein. To the extent not inconsistent therewith, these Terms are also incorporated into the individual service agreement, if any, of each Subscriber.
Subscriber represents and warrants that, if an individual, Subscriber is at least 18 years old and otherwise legally competent in all respects to, or, if an entity, Subscriber is a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or other legal entity duly formed and in good standing, as applicable, and possesses all legal authority and power to accept and be bound by these Terms. Additionally, Subscriber represents and warrants that neither it, she, or he (as applicable), nor any entity it, she or he represents, is prohibited under any part of section 13 of these Terms from registering or signing up with or otherwise subscribing to or receiving any of the Services from THORWORX. Further, Subscriber represents and warrants all information provided by Subscriber to THORWORX has been and is complete, accurate, and current, and that Subscriber shall continue to provide complete, accurate and current information to THORWORX in connection with all registration or renewal processes and further agrees to update all such information as necessary to maintain complete, accurate and current information. Although subscribers of paid services offered through THORWORX must be at least 18 years of age and otherwise legally competent to accept and be legally bound by these Term, a parent or legal guardian of a minor may obtain an account on the minor’s behalf, and by doing so, consents to such minor’s use of the Services. Subscribing parents and legal guardians each for herself or himself, as applicable, accept and agree to be legally bound by these Terms, and assume full responsibility and liability associated with any failure of compliance with the Terms in connection with said minor’s use of any of the Services.
THORWORX intends to provide the best possible web hosting service to each of its Subscribers. THORWORX is also dedicated to staying abreast of new and available technologies that will better serve our Subscribers. However, due to changing technologies, changing laws and the individual and collective needs of our Subscribers, THORWORX reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove all or any part of these Terms at any time with or without notice.
Subscribers may view the most current version of these Terms at http://www.thorworx.net/terms.htm. Any use of the Services by Subscriber, after changes, modifications, additions or deletions to these Terms are posted on the THORWORX.net website, shall constitute Subscriber’s acceptance of all such changes, additions, modifications or deletions. If a Subscriber does not agree to any such alterations to these Terms, the Subscriber’s sole and exclusive remedy is to cancel the Subscriber’s account as set forth in Paragraph 3 below.
Notwithstanding THORWORX’s right to alter these Terms without prior notice, THORWORX may, within its sole discretion and as a courtesy to all affected Subscribers, make an effort to provide Subscribers with 7 days advanced notice of any alteration of these Terms if it appears to THORWORX, in its sole discretion, that said alteration may materially and adversely impact said Subscriber’s use of the Services.
If Subscriber is registering a new domain name with THORWORX, or using or transferring a previously registered domain name in conjunction with Subscriber’s use of the Services, Subscriber hereby acknowledges and agrees that Subscriber’s use of the domain name is also subject to the policies of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) and has read the Registrant Rights and Responsibilities located at http://www.icann.org/en/registrars/registrant-rights-responsibilities-en.htm.
As part of the Services, all domain name administration and maintenance is handled by Thorworx. We can not provide hosting services for domain names that we do not administer. You will provide Thorworx with a registered domain name or names for transfer to Thorworx or Thorworx will register such domain name(s) selected by you, provided that such domain name is available for registration and does not violate any registrar’s policies, or any law or regulation. You agree to promptly reimburse Thorworx for any fees paid by Thorworx to any registrar with respect to the registration and maintenance of such domain name(s). In the event of any dispute or cause of action arising out of or related to your domain name used in connection with the Services, upon your request Thorworx will attempt to register with our registrar an alternative domain name chosen by you. You agree to be bound by the terms the registrar’s then current domain name policy and/or the policies of the national DNS registration authorities to which you become subject upon registration of a domain name. The inability to use a domain name shall not entitle you to a refund by Thorworx of any fees paid with respect to the registration of such unusable domain name. There is no charge for indefinite parking of domains on Thorworx servers or to transfer to another service provider. However, in the event a domain that was registered by Thorworx is transferred to another service provider, and requires manual intervention by Thorworx support staff to complete the transfer, there will be an administrative transfer cost charged for each domain plus applicable taxes. Domain Parking does NOT include any hosting services. You may not submit your own DNS entries because Thorworx is NOT a Registrar and hosting services for domain names residing on the Thorworx system must be provided by Thorworx. Domain name payments are non-refundable. Once a domain name is registered, the WHOIS database stores the information and is kept there for a period of one year, until the date of renewal. Payment with respect to domain names will NOT be refunded or credited to your credit card. You are responsible for spelling a domain name correctly while registering it online. Thorworx will not provide refunds or credits for misspelled domain names.
TERM – PAYMENT – RENEWAL OF ACCOUNT AND OF DOMAIN
Term of Service. The term of Subscriber’s subscription to the Services commences upon Subscriber’s acceptance of these Terms and terminates as set forth in Paragraphs 2.05 and 3.01.
Payment. Subscriber agrees to pay all applicable fees for Services in effect at the time of sign-up registration and/or renewal, subject to these Terms. Subscriber agrees to update and keep current all of Subscriber’s billing information, email and all other contact information. It is the Subscriber’s responsibility to verify that the information submitted is accurate to insure proper billing and continuity of services. THORWORX may use Merchant Updater Services to receive updated billing information from participating providers.
Authority. In the event Subscriber is a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture, other business entity or group of individuals, the person registering for or renewing THORWORX Services on behalf of Subscriber hereby certifies that he/she has the authority to and does hereby bind the corporation, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture or other individuals in this manner and in connection with Subscriber’s acceptance of all other Terms set forth herein.
CANCELLATION OF SERVICES
Notice of Cancellation. Subscriber agrees to direct all cancellation requests to THORWORX via email, email@example.com, or phone 802.763.2730. The cancellation request must include verification of ownership of the hosting account and/or domain(s), as determined by THORWORX. Subscriber must also confirm to THORWORX that all emails, files, and databases are preserved and backed up somewhere other than THORWORX server space. Once confirmed the cancellation can be processed.
Chargebacks and Reversals. In the event Subscriber issues a chargeback or reversal of charges without first following the above cancellation procedures, the Subscriber will be responsible for a $50.00 billing service fee.
These Terms do not give Subscriber any rights in THORWORX intellectual property or technology. THORWORX and related trademarks and logos are the exclusive property of THORWORX. THORWORX and Subscriber agree that neither will, directly or indirectly, reverse engineer or decompile object code or execution code, nor otherwise seek to obtain source code or trade secrets of the other party. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing herein shall bar THORWORX from using any knowledge, information or skills that are generally known or that can be learned or otherwise acquired in the normal course of business.
SECURITY AND OWNERSHIP
Site Security. THORWORX uses sophisticated means of security in connection with the Services. Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is exclusively Subscriber’s obligation to maintain and control passwords to Subscriber’s web site(s), and Subscriber exclusively is responsible for all activities that occur in connection with Subscriber’s user name, password, registered domain name(s); as well as any and all scripts or programs added to the account by the Subscriber or authorized users. Subscriber agrees to immediately notify THORWORX of any unauthorized uses of the Service or any other breaches of security. THORWORX will not be liable for any loss or damages of any kind, under any legal theory, caused by Subscriber’s failure to comply with the foregoing security obligations or caused by any person to whom Subscriber grants access to Subscriber’s Services. Any programs or scripts available via the cPanel interface are solely the Subscriber’s responsibility to update and secure.
Access and Control Policy. When a new account or domain, as applicable, is registered with or transferred to THORWORX or with one of its affiliates, the process requires and results in the creation of the following within the records of THORWORX, in association with said new account or domain: i) Name of person registering; ii) email address; iii) user name; iv) password; and, v) associated payment information, such as Visa, Mastercard, etc., Credit Card Number & name thereon, etc.
If a person contacts THORWORX and claims that he or she is entitled to access to an account, website, or domain registered with THORWORX or its affiliate but is without access (for any reason such as but not limited to forgotten password or forgotten user name, data loss or corruption on personal computer, improperly locked out, and so forth), THORWORX will give access to the person who acceptably evidences he or she has substantially all of: i) name of the person who originally registered; ii) email address of the person who originally registered; iii) the user name of the person who originally registered, if possible; iv) the associated payment information of the person who registered, such as Visa, Mastercard, etc., Credit Card Number & name thereon, etc. (mandatory); and, v) a photo identification evidencing she or he is the rightful possessor and user of said credit card or payment medium (mandatory). Otherwise, THORWORX will not give access and control to a claimant unless THORWORX is served with a valid order of a court, agency, or appropriate Internet controlling entity such as Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”), requiring THORWORX to give such access and control to said claimant or unless there is submitted to THORWORX at firstname.lastname@example.org a written statement duly signed by the person who originally registered said account which statement is duly notarized, and in which said originally registering person confirms that said claimant is entitled to access and control of the account, together with a written notarized statement duly signed by claimant which confirms claimant is entitled to access and control of said account, website and/or domain and has read and agreed to these Terms of Service. Subscriber acknowledges and accepts that the foregoing access and control policies and procedures are the only way that notice(s) can be given and changes can be effected regarding said access and/or control; and, further, that any other changes made directly by Subscriber or by others within the online records of THORWORX or of its affiliates shall not be deemed effective to give notice to THORWORX or its affiliates of any changes in said access or control.
Subscriber acknowledges and accepts said access and control policy and procedure, agrees not to bring any claim in the form of a lawsuit or otherwise against THORWORX arising out of its following said policy and procedure, agrees immediately to dismiss any claim so brought, and hereby releases THORWORX from all liability and all claims for damages or any other liability whatsoever that may arise out of THORWORX’s following said policy and procedure.
License to THORWORX. THORWORX claims no ownership interest in the content of Subscriber’s web site(s). By submitting content and data to THORWORX, Subscriber grants to THORWORX, its successors and assigns, the worldwide, royalty-free, and nonexclusive license under Subscriber’s copyrights and other rights, if any, in all material and content displayed in Subscriber’s web site to use, distribute, display, reproduce, and create derivative works from such material in any and all media, in order to maintain such content on THORWORX’s servers during the term of these Terms. Subscriber also authorizes the downloading and printing of such material, or any portion thereof, by end-users for their personal use. This license shall terminate upon Subscriber’s cancellation of the Services as set forth in Paragraphs 2.01 and 3.0.
Transfer of Ownership. THORWORX is not responsible to determine ownership of websites hosted by, accounts opened with, or domains registered with THORWORX or its affiliates. By accessing THORWORX’s system, registering, or using any of the services provided by THORWORX, the Subscriber, or any other person so accessing, registering or using, hereby represents and warrants that the information provided in connection with said registration, including as well information concerning ownership of websites, domains, and accounts, is true, accurate, and complete in each material detail. Any disputes arising regarding the ownership of any account, website, or domain hosted by, opened with, or registered with THORWORX or any of its affiliates are subject to the terms and conditions of Section 5.5 of these Terms.
THORWORX will recognize a change of ownership of account(s) with, of websites hosted by, and/or of domains registered with THORWORX or its affiliates only in the event that at least one of the following occur: i) there is received by the Compliance Manager (email@example.com) a written statement (in a form acceptable to THORWORX or applicable affiliate) containing the notarized signature of the original owner of the account, website, and/or domain, as applicable, confirming that ownership of the website, domain, and/or account, as applicable, has been transferred to a person (claimant) claiming to own said website, domain and/or account, as applicable, along with a written statement containing the notarized signature of the claimant confirming that she or he has acquired said ownership, has read and agrees to be bound by these Terms of Service; or, ii) THORWORX is served with a valid order of a court, agency, or appropriate internet controlling entity such as Internt Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”), requiring THORWORX (or affiliate) to transfer such ownership to said claimant.
Subscriber acknowledges and accepts that the foregoing policies and procedures regarding transfer of ownership are the only way that notice(s) can be given and changes can be effected regarding said transfer of ownership within THORWORX; and, further, that any other changes made directly by Subscriber or by others within the online records of THORWORX or of its affiliates shall not be deemed effective to give notice to THORWORX or its affiliates of any changes in said ownership.
Disputing Site or Account Ownership. Disputes sometimes arise between or among multiple persons claiming ownership of or rights in a site hosted by THORWORX or in an associated THORWORX account. THORWORX is not obligated to resolve any such disputes. If multiple persons are claiming ownership of or rights in a site hosted by THORWORX or in an associated THORWORX account, and, in THORWORX’s sole judgment, there is not certainty as to the ownership of or rights in said site or account, then THORWORX will, to the extent of its knowledge and ability, notify said persons of the dispute and demand that said persons promptly, conclusively, and finally resolve the dispute in a manner which makes clear who the owner(s) and/or interest holder(s) is/are and in a manner which relieves THORWORX of all liability or obligations concerning the dispute. If the disputing persons fail so to resolve the dispute within what THORWORX, in its sole judgment, deems to be a reasonable time, then THORWORX, at its option and without any obligation to do so, may, in accordance with and subject to the laws of the State of Vermont, file an interpleader action in a court of competent jurisdiction within the State of Vermont for the purpose of allowing the contending persons to resolve said dispute and to reach certainty regarding ownership of or rights in said site and/or account. The person or persons conclusively and finally determined by the interpleader action to be the rightful owner(s) or interest holder(s) of said site and/or associated account shall be obligated to reimburse THORWORX for all of its expenses relative to said interpleader action including without limit all its court costs and reasonable attorney fees. All amounts owed to THORWORX under this section 5.03 shall be deemed due and payable immediately upon thirty (30) days after judgment or settlement is reached.
Commitment. The THORWORX commitment to our Subscribers’ privacy is set forth in this section. Except as required by law or as otherwise provided herein, THORWORX will take commercially reasonable steps to ensure your right to privacy. THORWORX is committed to developing long lasting relationships that are built on trust and will never intentionally violate that trust.
Confidentiality. With the exception of trusted business affiliates and/or associates who work on behalf of or in connection with THORWORX, subject to specific confidentiality agreements, THORWORX will not provide or sell to any third party your personal information and will keep all Subscriber information confidential, subject to the following:
- THORWORX will respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, and will utilize Subscriber information as necessary to establish or exercise THORWORX’s legal rights or defend against legal claims. THORWORX will charge the person or entity for submitting a civil subpoena for costs associated with subpoena compliance. Payment must be made within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of the THORWORX invoice. Checks should be made out to THORWORX. THORWORX’s subpoena compliance costs are as follows: Research-$150.00/hour; Federal Express-Cost as Billed; Copies-$1.00/page; Compact Discs – $10.00/per CD.
- THORWORX will share information to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations or suspected violations of these Terms, or as otherwise required by law.
- When we are threatened with suit by a third party, or any other legal action brought to our attention involving us based on the anonymity of the domain, we may seek assurance from you the customer concerning your promise to indemnify us and written notice that you have contacted the plaintiff or representative for the complainant and made your contact information available to them. Failure to provide those assurances may be considered by us to be a breach of your Agreement and may result in deactivation of your domain name and forfeit the right to privacy on a domain. A pro-rated refund will be issued to the payment method on file for the remaining unused service.
“UNLIMITED” USAGE POLICIES AND DEFINITIONS
What “Unlimited” means. THORWORX does not set an arbitrary limit or cap on the amount of resources a single Subscriber can use. In good faith and subject to these Terms, THORWORX makes every commercially reasonable effort to provide its Subscribers with all the storage and bandwidth resources needed to power their web sites successfully, as long as the Subscriber’s use of the service complies with these Terms. By not setting limits on key resources, we are able to provide simple, consistent pricing to our Subscribers as they grow their websites. As a result, a typical website may experience periods of great popularity and resulting increased storage without experiencing any associated increase in hosting charges.
What “Unlimited” DOES NOT mean. THORWORX employs complex mechanisms to protect its Subscribers and systems from abuse. THORWORX’s offering of “unlimited” services is not intended to allow the actions of a single or few Subscribers to unfairly or adversely impact the experience of other Subscribers.
THORWORX’s service is a shared hosting service, which means that multiple Subscriber web sites are hosted from the same server and share server resources. THORWORX’s service is designed to meet the typical needs of small business and home business website Subscribers in the United States. It is NOT intended to support the sustained demand of large enterprises, internationally based businesses, or non-typical applications better suited to a dedicated server.
THORWORX will make every commercially reasonable effort to provide additional resources to Subscribers who are using their website(s) consistent with these Terms, including moving Subscribers to newer and bigger shared servers as necessary. However, in order to ensure a consistent and quality experience for all Subscribers, THORWORX does place automated safeguards to protect against any one site growing too quickly and adversely impacting the system until THORWORX can evaluate said sites resource needs.
Unlimited Hosting Space; excessive MySQL files. THORWORX does not set arbitrary limits on the amount of disk space a Subscriber can use for the Subscriber’s website, nor does THORWORX charge additional fees based on an increased amount of storage used, provided the Subscriber’s use of storage complies with these Terms. Please note, however, that the THORWORX service is designed to host websites. THORWORX does NOT provide unlimited space for online storage, backups, or archiving of electronic files, documents, log files, etc., and any such prohibited use of the Services will result in the termination of Subscriber’s account, with or without notice. Accounts with a large number of files (inode count in excess of 200,000) can have an adverse affect on server performance. Similarly, accounts with an excessive number of MySQL/PostgreSQL tables (i.e., in excess of 1000 database tables) or of database size (i.e., in excess of 3GB total MySQL/PostgreSQL usage or 2GB MySQL/PostgreSQL usage in a single database) negatively affect the performance of the server. THORWORX may request that the number of files/inodes, database tables, or total database usage be reduced to ensure proper performance or may terminate the Subscriber’s account, with or without notice.
Unlimited File Transfer. THORWORX does not set arbitrary limits on the amount of visitor traffic a web site can receive or on the amount of content a Subscriber can upload to his/her/its website in a given month, nor does THORWORX charge additional fees based on increased use of bandwidth, as long as the Subscriber’s use of the Services complies with these Terms. In most cases, a Subscriber’s web site will be able to support as much traffic as the Subscriber can legitimately acquire. However, THORWORX reserves the right to limit processor time, bandwidth, processes, or memory in cases where it is necessary to prevent negatively impacting other Subscribers.
Breach of Terms and Account Termination. The uses of THORWORX Services set forth in this section 9 hereinbelow are prohibited. The engaging in any prohibited use as set forth herein by Subscriber or by any affiliate or subscriber of Subscriber ( as determined in the sole discretion of THORWORX) constitutes a material breach of these Terms and will subject Subscriber’s account to immediate termination without notice and without any refund.
Spamming. Spamming, whether or not it overloads the Services or disrupts service to THORWORX’s Subscribers, is prohibited. The term “Spamming” includes, but is not limited to, the sending of unsolicited bulk and/or commercial messages over the Internet, maintaining an open SMTP policy, or sending to any mailing list that is not double opt in. THORWORX requires that all email messages contain an automated opt out . We do not allow purchased lists. THORWORX’s Subscribers are required to follow all rules in the Can Spam Act (http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/business/ecommerce/bus61.shtm) as well as our company spam rules. THORWORX reserves the right to determine, in its sole and absolute discretion, whether e-mail recipients were part of an opt-in email list. Irrespective of whether an email campaign constitutes Spamming as defined herein, THORWORX allows a MAXIMUM of 500 emails per hour to be sent from any individual hosting account.
Prohibited Offerings. No Subscriber may utilize the Services to provide, sell or offer to sell the following: controlled substances; illegal drugs and drug contraband; weapons; pirated materials; instructions on making, assembling or obtaining illegal goods or weapons to attack others; information used to violate the copyright(s) of, violate the trademark(s) of or to destroy others’ intellectual property or information; information used to illegally harm any people or animals; pornography, nudity, sexual products, programs or services; escort services or other content deemed adult related.
Profanity. Profanity or profane subject matter in the site content and in the domain name are prohibited.
Private Information and Images. Subscribers may not post or disclose any personal or private information about or images of children or any third party without the consent of said party (or a parent’s consent in the case of a minor).
Violations of Intellectual Property Rights. Any violation of any person’s or entity’s intellectual property rights, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or other personal rights is prohibited. THORWORX is required by law to remove or block access to content appearing on or through the Services upon receipt of proper notice of copyright infringement (see “Copyright Infringement Notice Information” below).
Misrepresentation of Transmission Information. Forging, misrepresenting, omitting, or deleting message headers, return mailing information and/or Internet protocol addresses to conceal or misidentify the origin of a message is prohibited.
Viruses and Other Destructive Activities. Use of the Services for creating or sending Internet viruses, worms or Trojan horses, or for pinging, flooding or mail bombing, or engaging in denial of service attacks is prohibited. It is also prohibited for any Subscriber to engage in other activity that is intended to disrupt or interfere with, or that results in the disruption of or interference with, the ability of others to effectively use the Services (or any connected network, system, service or equipment) or conduct their business over the Internet.
Hacking. “Hacking” and related activities are prohibited. “Hacking” includes, but is not limited to, the following activities: illegally or without authorization, accessing computers, accounts or networks, penetrating or attempting to penetrate security measures, port scans, stealth scans, and other activities designed to assist in hacking.
Anonymous Proxies. THORWORX does not allow the use of anonymous proxy scripts on its servers. They can be very abusive to the server resources, affecting all users on that server.
Export Control Violations. The exportation of encryption software outside of the United States and/or violations of United States law relating to the exportation of software is prohibited. Subscriber may not export or transfer, directly or indirectly, any regulated product or information to anyone outside the United States without complying with all applicable statues, codes, ordnances, regulations, and rules imposed by U.S. federal, state or local law, or by any other applicable law.
Child Pornography. The use of the Services to store, post, display, transmit, advertise or otherwise make available child pornography is prohibited. THORWORX is required by law to, and will, notify law enforcement agencies when it becomes aware of the presence of child pornography on, or being transmitted through, the Services.
Other Illegal Activities. The use of the Services to engage in any activity that is determined by THORWORX, in its sole and absolute discretion, to be illegal is prohibited. Such illegal activities include, but are not limited to, storing, posting, displaying, transmitting or otherwise making available ponzi or pyramid schemes, fraudulently charging credit cards or displaying credit card information of third parties without their consent, and failure to comply with applicable on-line privacy laws. THORWORX will cooperate fully with appropriate law enforcement agencies in connection with any and all illegal activities occurring on or through the Services.
Obscene, Defamatory, Abusive or Threatening Language. Use of the Services to store, post, transmit, display or otherwise make available obscene, defamatory, harassing, abusive or threatening language is prohibited.
BACKUP STORAGE. THORWORX OFFERS ITS SERVICES TO HOST WEB SITES, NOT TO STORE DATA. USING AN ACCOUNT AS AN ONLINE STORAGE SPACE FOR ARCHIVING ELECTRONIC FILES IS PROHIBITED AND WILL RESULT IN TERMINATION OF HOSTING SERVICES WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
Other Activities. Engaging in any activity that, in THORWORX’s sole and absolute discretion, disrupts, interferes with or is harmful to (or threatens to disrupt, interfere with, or be harmful to) the Services, THORWORX’s business, operations, reputation, goodwill, Subscribers and/or Subscriber relations, or the ability of THORWORX’s Subscribers to effectively use the Services is prohibited. Such prohibited activities include making available any program, product or service that is designed to or could be used to violate these Terms. In addition, the failure of Subscriber to cooperate with THORWORX in correcting or preventing violations of these Terms by, or that result from the activity of, a subscriber, patron, customer, invitee, visitor, or guest of the Subscriber constitutes a violation of these Terms by Subscriber.
COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, AND “IP RIGHTS HOLDER” NOTICE OF INFRINGEMENT INFORMATION
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, THORWORX has adopted a policy that provides for termination of websites hosted by THORWORX that are found to infringe on copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights of third parties (each an “IP Rights Holder”) If a IP Rights Holder holder believes that there has been a violation of his or her copyright on a website that is hosted by THORWORX or a THORWORX subsidiary, and the IP Rights Holder wants THORWORX to remove the website or disable the material in question, THORWORX will remove the website or disable the material if the IP Rights Holder provides us with all of the following information.
- A signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Identification of the copyrighted work that is claimed is being infringed, or, in the case of claimed infringement of multiple copyrighted works, a representative list of such works.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or is the subject of infringing activity and that should be removed or access to which should be disabled, with information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the person giving the notification, such as an address and telephone, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which such person may be contacted.
- A statement that the person giving the notification has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the person giving the notification is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Email DMCA reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT NOTE: IN THE EVENT YOU SEND US A NOTICE OF ANY KIND VIA EMAIL AND DO NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE FROM US, PLEASE SUBMIT A DUPLICATE COPY VIA PAPER (49 Gage Rd., Bethel, VT. 05032). DUE TO THE VAGARIES OF THE INTERNET, AND EMAIL COMMUNICATION IN PARTICULAR, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE BURDENS OF SPAM AND THE OCCASIONAL, UNINTENDED EFFECTS OF SPAM FILTERS, SENDING AN ALTERNATE FORM OF NOTICE (VIA PAPER AND/OR FAX), WILL HELP ASSURE THAT YOUR NOTICE WILL BE RECEIVED BY US AND ACTED ON IN A TIMELY MANNER.
Promotional Pricing. THORWORX may periodically offer “free” or discounted services or credits in connection with a promotional offer, including, without limitation, free domain name registration. Such promotional offers are honored only in connection with the specific promotional package to which they apply. In the event a Subscriber downgrades or otherwise changes his/her/its subscription to a subscription to which a promotional offer does not apply, Subscriber will forfeit any unused free credits offered under the promotional packaged and THORWORX will charge Subscriber the prevailing fees for any free credits redeemed by Subscriber under the promotional package.
Backups. For its own operational efficiencies and purposes, THORWORX from time to time backs up data on its servers, but is under no obligation or duty to Subscriber to do so under these Terms. IT IS SOLELY SUBSCRIBER’S DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO BACKUP SUBSCRIBER’S FILES AND DATA ON THORWORX SERVERS, AND under no circumstance will THORWORX be liable to anyone FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND under any legal theory for loss of Subscriber FILES AND/or data on any THORWORX server. THORWORX will not attempt to back up accounts that exceed 50,000 files or 30 Gigs of space for any reason.
Monitoring and Disclosures. All activities occurring on, in, and/or via the Services or any website hosted by THORWORX may be monitored, recorded, and examined by any authorized person, including as well law enforcement. In general, THORWORX does not monitor its Subscribers’ websites or activities to determine whether they are in compliance with these Terms. However, when and if THORWORX becomes aware of any violation of these Terms, THORWORX may take any lawful action, and in the event of illegal activity, will take action, to stop or correct such violation, including, but not limited to, shutting down a website, denying access to the Services or to the Internet via THORWORX, and/or removing non-complying information. In addition, THORWORX may take any lawful action against a Subscriber or a subscriber, patron, customer, invitee, visitor, or guest of such Subscriber because of the activities of such subscriber, patron, customer, invitee, visitor, or guest. THORWORX reserves the right to take any such action even though such action may affect other subscribers, patrons, customers, invitees, visitors, or guests of the Subscriber. THORWORX may disclose any information in its possession, including, without limitation, information about Subscribers, internet transmissions and website activity in order to comply with a court order, subpoena, summons, discovery request, warrant, statute, regulation, governmental request, or other legal process to protect THORWORX or others from harm, and/or to ensure the proper operation of the Services. THORWORX has no obligation to notify any person, including the Subscriber about whom information is sought, that THORWORX has provided the information.
Accurate Account Information. Subscriber must continually update and keep accurate and current Subscriber’s contact information stored and saved on THORWORX in order to avoid termination of Subscriber’s THORWORX account(s).
Duty to Notify THORWORX of Breach. If Subscriber discovers anyone on the THORWORX system violating any of these Terms or notices anything suspicious from the THORWORX network, Subscriber agrees to report the violation or suspicious activity to email@example.com for investigation. THORWORX reserves the right to and will immediately terminate any account which THORWORX concludes to be in violation of any of these Terms.
Reservation of Rights. THORWORX reserves the right to refuse or to cancel service to any prospective Subscriber or existing Subscriber for any lawful reason at any time during Subscriber’s hosting term with THORWORX.
Severability. These Terms are binding upon THORWORX, all existing and prospective Subscribers, and upon the assigns, heirs, and successors of each. If any provision of these Terms is held by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, the rest of these Terms shall, nevertheless, continue to be valid and in full force and effect, to the extent said remaining Terms are then otherwise consistent with the original intent of the Terms of Service.
Governing Law. These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of Vermont without reference to conflict of law principles. The United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods shall not apply and is hereby expressly excluded. By subscribing to or using any of the Services of THORWORX, Subscriber agrees that all disputes, if any, involving THORWORX shall be subject exclusively to the jurisdiction of the State and Federal Courts within the State of Vermont; provided, further, that all action brought against THORWORX in State Court must be brought in Windsor County, Vermont and, if in Federal Court, in Chittenden County, Vermont. Subscriber hereby agrees that it is subject to the in personam jurisdiction of said courts for all purposes in connection with these Terms and/or in connection with any claim or dispute involving THORWORX. Subscriber hereby waives any and all objections that it has or might have, known or unknown, whether under Vermont’s long arm statute or otherwise, to the existence of said in personam jurisdiction. Subscriber agrees that it has no right to and shall not file or otherwise bring a lawsuit against THORWORX outside the State of Vermont; and, that Subscriber, if involved before a court in a lawsuit outside of the State of Vermont, shall be deemed to support and to stipulate to a motion made by THORWORX to dismiss said lawsuit with respect to THORWORX.
WARRANTY DISCLAIMER – LIMITATIONS – INDEMNIFICATION
Warranty Disclaimer. YOU, THE SUBSCRIBER, ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SERVICES AND THE SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THORWORX HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION WITH RESPECT TO THE QUALITY, PERFORMANCE OR FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SERVICES AND SOFTWARE, OR WITH RESPECT TO THE QUALITY OR ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR AVAILABLE THROUGH USE OF THE SERVICES AND SOFTWARE, OR THAT THE SERVICES AND SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE SERVICES AND SOFTWARE MAY CONTAIN ERRORS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION GIVEN BY THORWORX OR THORWORX’S REPRESENTATIVES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, SUBSCRIBER SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVES, SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. THORWORX DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF QUIET ENJOYMENT AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND CONTENT. THORWORX DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT USERS WILL BE ABLE TO USE THE SERVICES AT TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF THEIR CHOOSING. THORWORX DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES ARE COMPATIBLE WITH ANY THIRD PARTY SERVICE OR SOFTWARE, EVEN IF SUCH THIRD PARTY CLAIMS, REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT SUCH SERVICE OR SOFTWARE IS COMPATIBLE WITH ANY SERVICE OR THORWORX IN PARTICULAR.
Limitations on THORWORX’s Liability. THORWORX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR NONPERFORMANCE OR DELAY IN PERFORMANCE CAUSED BY ANY REASON, WHETHER WITHIN OR OUTSIDE OF ITS CONTROL. IN NO EVENT SHALL THORWORX BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, CONVERSION, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT, IP RIGHTS HOLDER INFRINGEMENT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF USE, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR INFORMATION OF ANY KIND OR LOSS OF BUSINESS GOODWILL OR OPPORTUNITY) WHETHER OR NOT THORWORX HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES. THORWORX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS, SERVICES OR TECHNOLOGY. THORWORX’S ENTIRE LIABILITY AND SUBSCRIBER’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO ANY USE OF THE SERVICES IS THE CANCELLATION OF SUBSCRIBER’S ACCOUNT AS SET FORTH HEREIN. IN NO EVENT SHALL THORWORX’S LIABILITY TO YOU, THE SUBSCRIBER, EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE DOLLAR ($1.00) OR ANY AMOUNTS ACTUALLY PAID IN CASH BY YOU, THE SUBSCRIBER, TO THORWORX FOR THE PRIOR ONE MONTH PERIOD. NO ACTION, REGARDLESS OF FORM, ARISING OUT OF THESE TERMS OR OUT OF THE SERVICES MAY BE BROUGHT BY YOU, THE SUBSCRIBER, MORE THAN ONE YEAR AFTER THE EVENT WHICH GAVE RISE TO THE CAUSE OF ACTION . SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW A LIMITATION ON LIABILITY FOR NEGLIGENCE THAT CAUSES DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY AND, IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, THORWORX’S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Indemnification of THORWORX. You, the Subscriber, agree to defend, indemnify and hold THORWORX, its affiliates and its sponsors, partners, other co-branders and the respective directors, officers and employees of each harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, liabilities and costs (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs) arising out of or relating to your breach of any of these Terms or use by you or any third party of the Services, except to the extent the foregoing directly result from THORWORX’s own gross negligence or willful misconduct. THORWORX reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, the Subscriber.
PROHIBITED PERSONS (COUNTRIES, ENTITIES, AND INDIVIDUALS)
Sanctioned Countries. The government of the United States of America, through various of its offices and agencies, including but not limited to, through one or more Executive Orders of the President of the United States, through rules and regulations of the United States Department of State, Department of the Treasury, and Department of Commerce, has determined that, with respect to all or certain commercial activities that would otherwise occur between i) the United States, its citizens or residents on the one hand and ii) the governments, citizens, or residents of certain other countries (“Sanctioned Countries”) on the other hand, said commercial activities are to be prohibited, embargoed, sanctioned, banned, and/or otherwise excluded. “Sanctioned Countries” shall be deemed automatically to be added to or otherwise modified from time to time consistent with the determination(s) of the government of the United States, and shall include all other countries with respect to which commercial activities are prohibited, embargoed, sanctioned, banned and/or otherwise excluded by determination(s) of the government of the United States from time to time.
- Each Sanctioned Country, all governmental, commercial, or other entities located therein, and all individuals located in any Sanctioned Country are hereby prohibited from registering or signing up with, subscribing to, or using any service of THORWORX.
- Each individual which is a National or Citizen of a Sanctioned Country is hereby prohibited from registering or signing up with, subscribing to, or using any service of THORWORX, regardless of where said individual is located.
Prohibited Organizations/Entities. The government of the United States of America, through various of its offices and agencies, including but not limited to, through one or more Executive Orders of the President of the United States, through rules and regulations of the United States Department of State, Department of the Treasury, and Department of Commerce, has determined that certain organizations and/or entities (collectively “Prohibited Organizations/Entities” and individually “Prohibited Organization/Entity”) are to be prohibited, embargoed, sanctioned, banned, and/or otherwise excluded from all or certain commercial transactions with the United States, its citizens and residents. The Prohibited Organizations/Entities are those as set forth in the applicable records of the government of the United States, including without limit those set forth at: http://www.ustreas.gov/ofac; and, http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/default.aspx, as said determinations and resulting records may be amended, updated, or otherwise modified from time to time.
- Each Prohibited Organization/Entity is hereby prohibited from registering or signing up with, subscribing to, or using any service of THORWORX.
Prohibited Individuals. The government of the United States of America, through various of its offices and agencies, including but not limited to, through one or more Executive Orders of the President of the United States, through rules and regulations of the United States Department of State, Department of the Treasury, and Department of Commerce, has determined that certain individuals (collectively “Prohibited Individuals” and individually “Prohibited Individual”), including without limit, certain Specially Designated Nationals are to be prohibited, embargoed, sanctioned, banned, and/or otherwise excluded from all or certain commercial transactions with the United States, its citizens and residents. The Prohibited Individuals are those as set forth in the applicable records of the government of the United States, including without limit those set forth at: http://www.ustreas.gov/ofac; and, http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/default.aspx, as said determinations and resulting records may be amended, updated, or otherwise modified from time to time.
- Each Prohibited Individual is hereby prohibited from registering or signing up with, subscribing to, or using any service of THORWORX.
IF YOU, FOR YOURSELF OR ON BEHALF OF ONE OR MORE PERSONS YOU ARE REPRESENTING WITH RESPECT TO THORWORX SERVICES, DO NOT AGREE TO ANY OF THE FOREGOING TERMS, YOU MUST, FOR YOURSELF AND ON BEHALF ANY SUCH PERSON(S), DISCONTINUE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, AND, IF YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER, CANCEL YOUR THORWORX ACCOUNT. BEGINNING NOW, ANY CONTINUATION BY YOU IN USING THE SERVICES CONSTITUTES FOR YOU AND THOSE REPRESENTED BY YOU AN EXPRESS AFFIRMATION AND COMMITMENT TO BE (OR TO CONTINUE TO BE, AS APPLICABLE) LEGALLY BOUND BY AND TO COMPLY WITH ALL OF THESE TERMS.