Terms and Conditions
General Terms & Conditions
Comm-Core, LLC General Terms and Conditions
Comm-Core, LLC General Terms and Conditions of Service
BY SIGNING UP FOR AND/OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING ANY OF THE SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OFFERED BY Comm-Core INTERNET INC YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS SUPERSEDE ALL EARLIER VERSIONS AND REQUIRE MANDATORY ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES. Please read these terms and conditions carefully, as they describe your legal rights and obligations. This agreement shall become effective as of the date of (1) your electronic signature on or acceptance of this Agreement , (2) the activation of your account or (3) your receipt of an e-mail from Comm-Core, LLC confirming your order, whichever happens first. THIS AGREEMENT IS EFFECTIVE FOR AN INITIAL TERM OF ONE MONTH (OR LONGER IF YOU HAVE A MINIMUM OR EXTENDED TERM CONTRACT) AND IS AUTOMATICALLY RENEWABLE FOR SUCCESSIVE TERMS OF THE SAME LENGTH AS THE INITIAL TERM OR FOR SUCCESSIVE ONE MONTH TERMS, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE TERM AND TERMINATION PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN SECTION 2. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN, EITHER YOU OR COMM-CORE MAY TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT (AND YOUR ACCESS TO YOUR ACCOUNT) AT ANY TIME WITH 30 DAYS NOTICE, OR COMM-CORE MAY TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT OR SUSPEND YOUR ACCOUNT WITH NO NOTICE FOR A BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT. ANY AND ALL OUTSTANDING FEES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THOSE THAT MAY BE OWED UNDER A MINIMUM OR EXTENDED TERM PACKAGE) SHALL BE DUE AND PAYABLE UPON TERMINATION, ALL AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SECTION 2.
For the purposes of this Agreement:
“Comm-Core’s Equipment” shall mean computer and telecommunications device, Internet access and/or transmission rights owned, operated, and/or maintained by Comm-Core and/or Comm-Core’s affiliates, agents, or assigns which provide the Comm-Core Services.
“Comm-Core, “us,” “we,” “our” and grammatical variants thereof shall collectively refer to Comm-Core, LLC, a Limited Liability corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Ohio, United States of America, located at 3820 South Dixie Highway, Lima, OH 45806 U.S.A. and its assigns and successors in interest.
“Comm-Core Services” shall mean the products and services provided by Comm-Core and/or Comm-Core’s affiliates, agents, or assigns at any given time, including but not limited to web hosting, e-mail, domain registration, and any associated support services, which services may be changed, amended, and/or otherwise altered at any time in Comm-Core’s sole discretion.
“Comm-Core Software” shall mean any software provided by Comm-Core at any given time, whether downloaded to your computer, provided to you on CD or another form of removable media, or utilized online as part of the Comm-Core Services. The Comm-Core Software includes the program and any and all copies or portions thereof, whether standing alone or in combination with other programs, as well as the documentation and other materials delivered in connection with the software, if any.
“Bandwidth” shall refer to the rate of data transmission in bits per second using Comm-Core’s Equipment.
“Content” shall mean the downloadable files which are interpreted by a client web browser for display with or without plug-ins.
“Customer Service” shall refer to communication from us to you dealing with problems or questions relating to services provided by us to you.
“Fee” shall mean monies and other consideration you are obligated to pay to Comm-Core for the right to use the Comm-Core Services and Bandwidth subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and of the particular Comm-Core Services for which you have registered, as outlined on the then-current schedule of fees.
“Fee Schedule” shall mean the fees for the Comm-Core Services as published on the Comm-Core website, which may be modified at any time in Comm-Core’s sole discretion pursuant to the provisions of 23.1.
“International Customers” shall mean customers residing in or accessing the Comm-Core Services from outside of the United States and Canada.
“Laws” shall mean the laws, statutes, and regulations then in effect of the United States of America and its various states and dependencies as well as the laws of Your country of residence or the country in which you use or access the Comm-Core Services and the laws of any provinces, states or dependencies thereof.
“Parties” shall collectively refer to Comm-Core and you.
“Payment Account” shall refer to the credit card or Pay Pal account provided by You upon registration to pay for Your Services. Comm-Core may add, delete, or modify the methods by which customers can pay for the Comm-Core Services at any time without prior notice, in its sole discretion. Payments processed by Pay Pal are subject to Pay Pal’s terms and conditions of service, and Comm-Core makes no representations or warranties with respect to those services.
“Suspend” or “Suspension” shall include the disabling of, releasing of, disabling of, and/or placing of a registrar lock on your domain name and the cessation of transmission of data to or from Your Web Site or via Your Services.
“Technical Support” shall refer to communications from us to you dealing with problems or questions relating to technical matters involving software or services provided by us to you.
“Web Site Space” shall mean a quantity of computer memory allocation, as outlined in the program description for Your Services, generally located on one or more computer storage devices and measured in units of megabytes (MBs) wherein data comprising Your Web Site is stored and is accessible by Comm-Core’s web server equipment.
“You”, “your” and grammatical variants thereof shall mean you, any other entity which has an ownership or other beneficial interest in you, or any other entity in which you have an ownership or other beneficial interest.
“Your Data” shall mean any data, including but not limited to advertisements, documents, e-mails, images, movies, web pages, or other Content, related to your use of the Comm-Core Services and stored on or transmitted by the Comm-Core Equipment.
“Your Web Site” shall mean data transmittable via the Internet by Comm-Core which is stored in your Web Site Space.
“Your Services” shall mean the specific Comm-Core Services for which you have contracted, subject to the limitations and specifications of the particular service effective as of the date of contract and to the fees for those Comm-Core Services pursuant to the current Fee Schedule.
2. TERM AND TERMINATION.
Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, this Agreement shall be for an initial term of one month and shall be automatically renewed each month for additional one month periods unless and until sooner terminated pursuant to the provisions of this Section 2. Comm-Core may accept prepayment for services to be provided under this Agreement, but such acceptance shall not modify or extend the term of this Agreement. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, Comm-Core offers certain Hosting and other Packages for which the term of this Agreement shall be in excess of one month (the “Extended Term Packages”), at the end of which this Agreement shall automatically renew for additional terms of equal length unless you notify Comm-Core of your intent to terminate prior to term renewal, in which case this Agreement shall terminate at the end of the then-current term. You will receive notice between 30 and 60 days prior to the end of each term of your Extended Term Package that will alert you that your term is about to renew and will provide you with instructions on how to cancel if you do not wish to renew. These notices will be sent via email at the email account you provide to Comm-Core. Any and all service fees for the Extended Term Packages are NON-REFUNDABLE AND ARE DUE AND PAYABLE UPFRONT IN ADVANCE for the entire term thereof. Should you choose to terminate your Extended Term Package prior to the end its term you will not be entitled to a refund. For the purposes of this provision, any modification of the hosting package may, in the discretion of Comm-Core, be deemed a termination. Fees paid for an Extended Term Package shall be refunded to you if this Agreement is terminated by Comm-Core without cause pursuant to Section 2.2. prior to the end of the term of your Extended Term Package in an amount equal to the service fees for the remainder of the term on a prorated basis, or as otherwise agreed to in writing by Comm-Core in its sole discretion. Further notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, Comm-Core offers certain Packages for which the initial term of this Agreement shall be in excess of one month and shall have minimum term requirements (the “Minimum Term Contract Packages”), at the end of which such initial term this Agreement shall renew automatically on a month-to-month basis pursuant to the terms herein. Any and all service fees for the Minimum Term Contract Packages are due and payable for the entire initial term thereof. Should you choose to terminate your Minimum Term Contract Package prior to the end of its term you authorize Comm-Core to charge the Payment Account for all such fees and charges for the remainder of such initial term. For the purposes of this Section, any modification of the server package may, in the discretion of Comm-Core, be deemed a termination and entitle Comm-Core to the Fees owing on the Minimum Term Contract Package.
Except as otherwise provided herein, you or Comm-Core may terminate this Agreement at any time for any reason, with or without cause, upon thirty days’ written notice. Comm-Core may suspend performance under or terminate this Agreement and cease transmission of data associated with Your Web Site immediately and without notice:
if Comm-Core, in its sole discretion, deems that you have breached any part of this Agreement, including, without limitation, any warranty or obligation set forth in Section 8,
if your Payment Account provider refuses payment of fees or charges or you refuse authorization for same, or
if payment for the Comm-Core Services is more than fifteen days overdue.
You further agree that in the event that Comm-Core believes, in its sole discretion, that you have breached any provision(s) of Section 8 of this Agreement, or any of its subparts, by storing or allowing material such as that described in the aforementioned Section 8, or any of its subparagraphs, to be transmitted by Comm-Core’s Equipment, that Comm-Core may without any liability to you, and in addition to any other remedies, erase or purge such materials from Comm-Core’s Equipment without prior notice to you.
After termination, you will no longer have access to your account and Your Data, including but not limited to e-mails, log files, databases, or other data files associated with your account may be deleted. Comm-Core accepts no liability for such deleted information or content.
After termination, you will no longer have access to your account and Your Data, including but not limited to e-mails, log files, databases, or other data files associated with your account may be deleted. Comm-Core accepts no liability for such deleted information or content.
Subject to and conditioned upon Comm-Core’s retained rights and all other terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, Comm-Core offers the Comm-Core Services as soon as practicable after registration for and payment of any and all fees due. You will receive a password, account and instructions upon completion of the registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of both your password and your account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password and your account. You agree to immediately notify Comm-Core of any unauthorized uses of the account or any other breaches of security. Comm-Core cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation. You acknowledge and agree that under no circumstances will Comm-Core be liable, in any way, for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions. The Comm-Core Services are subject to the following conditions and restrictions:
3.1. Web Hosting Services
Comm-Core shall provide to you a non-transferable, revocable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive and limited license to use the amount of Web Site Space allocated to Your Services for your non-exclusive use for the exclusive purpose of storing Your Web Site data and disseminating said data via the Internet through the use of Comm-Core’s Equipment for purposes consistent with this Agreement.
Comm-Core, either directly or through its assignee or licensee, shall provide Customer Service relating to Your Web Site consisting of replying to customer questions or complaints regarding services provided by us to you relating to Your Web Site. Comm-Core is not obligated to provide any Customer Service except as specified in this Section 3. Any and all requests for additional Customer Service may be refused by Comm-Core with or without reason. Any additional Customer Service which Comm-Core may subsequently agree to provide to you shall be at Comm-Core’s sole discretion and once commenced, may be terminated at any time by Comm-Core without notice to you and without any liability to Comm-Core. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Comm-Core at its sole discretion may at any time alter or cease providing the Customer Service which it has agreed to provide to you relating to Your Web Site pursuant to this Agreement without any liability to Comm-Core.
Comm-Core, either directly or through its assignee or licensee, shall provide Technical Support relating to Your Web Site. Any and all requests for Technical Support may be refused by Comm-Core with or without reason, in its sole discretion. Any Technical Support which Comm-Core may subsequently agree to provide to you shall be at Comm-Core’s sole discretion and once commenced, may be terminated at any time by Comm-Core without notice to you and without any liability to Comm-Core.
All use of Web Site Space and provision of services to you by Comm-Core shall be subject to all terms and conditions set forth herein. You may not attempt to expand or alter these rights or Comm-Core’s services by entering into multiple agreements.
Unless provided otherwise in the specifications for your Services, Bandwidth use, including but not limited to data retrieval from your Web Site, e-mail traffic, and downloads, shall not exceed six gigabytes per month. Your combined mailbox use per account shall not exceed twenty-five gigabytes per month. You are responsible for monitoring your Bandwidth and mailbox use, and agree to check your e-mail and download or delete your e-mail on a regular basis in order to ensure compliance with this paragraph. Should you exceed your mailbox use limits Comm-Core may return or reject any and all e-mails sent to you to the originating sender without liability to you. You agree that Comm-Core may debit the Payment Account for usage in excess of permitted amounts at the rates set forth in the then-current Fee Schedule.
Some Comm-Core Services may not be available to International Customers, and Comm-Core reserves the right to alter, amend, or discontinue the provision of some or all of the Comm-Core Services to International Customers in a particular market at any time in Comm-Core’s sole discretion.
Comm-Core may suspend performance under or terminate this Agreement, cease transmission of data associated with your domain name immediately and without notice, permanently remove Your Data from the Comm-Core Equipment, and take any other actions it deems necessary, in its sole discretion, immediately and without notice, to comply with the relevant Laws if it is informed or otherwise believes, in its sole discretion, that Your Web Site violates the intellectual property rights of any third party or is otherwise the subject of a dispute. As more completely set forth in Sections 6, 7, and 10, you waive any and all claims you may have, now and forever, against Comm-Core relating to the content, use, and operation of Your Web Site and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Comm-Core from and against any such claims.
You are responsible for backing up Your Data on your own computer. Comm-Core does not warrant or otherwise guarantee that it will back up your data or that data which has been backed up can be retrieved, and will not be responsible for any archiving or backup of Your Data. If any of Your Data is damaged, deleted, lost or corrupted in any way, or becomes otherwise unavailable due to termination or suspension of your account pursuant to this Agreement, Comm-Core will have no obligation or liability to you.
Packages with unlimited web space are initially configured with 50 GB of available web space. The available web space capacity for unlimited web space will be checked once daily and, in the event the customer’s usage approaches the limits of the available web space, Comm-Core will increase the webspace configuration automatically and at no further cost to the customer, but no more than once per day. Comm-Core reserves the right to move customers to servers which are more suited for that customer’s usage, in Comm-Core’s sole discretion, and the customer agrees and understands that during any such move some or all of the Comm-Core services may be unavailable or inaccessible.
3.2. Domain Name Registration
Should you choose to register a domain name through Comm-Core, Comm-Core will register a second level domain name on your behalf, provided such domain name is available for registration. Comm-Core acts only as an intermediary between you and the organization providing the domain name, and has no influence over the assignment of domain names. The registration of your domain name is subject to the terms and conditions of those third-party registrars, and is also subject to the terms of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”). You agree that, if the registration or reservation of your domain name is challenged by a third party, you will be subject to the provisions of the UDRP in effect at the time of the dispute. Comm-Core assumes no liability in the event the domain name is unavailable or otherwise not assigned to you, and does not warrant or guarantee that assigned domain names do not infringe the rights of third parties, or that you will retain the rights to that domain name for any period of time. Upon payment in full of any and all registration fees, Comm-Core shall not own or otherwise legally control any domain name registered on your behalf. You agree that you are responsible for any and all fees and costs related to the registration of your domain name, and you authorize Comm-Core to debit the Payment Account for any such fees and costs. Unless terminated, at the end of each term your domain name will automatically renew for an additional term, and you further authorize Comm-Core to debit your Payment Account for the renewal fee associated with such renewal term and any related fees or charges. Should the Payment Account provider fail to honor such debit, Comm-Core may, in its sole discretion, release, cancel, or otherwise dispose of or utilize Your domain name as it sees fit, with no obligation to You whatsoever.
You acknowledge and agree that Comm-Core or its agents, assignees or licensees may associate any data of any kind, in Comm-Core’s sole discretion, with the Domain Name registered in association with Your Web Site or any URL incorporating said Domain Name until you replace such data with Your Web Site, at such times as Your Web Site is no longer available, and upon termination for any reason, for as long as Comm-Core or Comm-Core’s agent, assignee or licensee continue to be listed as the hosting entity with the domain name registry used to register such Domain Name. This paragraph shall apply to any and all web pages generated by Comm-Core or its affiliates, including but not limited to 404 error pages.
The Customer agrees and accepts that for reasons of security the Company will apply a transfer lock to protect the transfer of a domain name. The Customer will nevertheless be able to remove the transfer lock in order to allow a transfer of a domain name which has been applied for by third parties.
You represent and warrant that your domain name does not infringe the copyright, trademark, or any other intellectual property rights of any person or company and that your domain name is otherwise in compliance with the terms of this agreement, in particular the provisions of Section 8.
You shall inform Comm-Core of any claim or potential claim against your domain name, including but not limited to the initiation of a dispute under the UDRP, within five days of notification of same. Should you lose your right to use a domain name which is used in connection with the Comm-Core Services, whether through expiration of the domain name, judicial decree, administrative decisions of the UDRP or otherwise, you agree to inform Comm-Core immediately of the party to whom the domain name is to be transferred and you authorize Comm-Core to take any and all action necessary to effect such transfer.
Comm-Core will accept the transfer of domain names from other registrars, provided however, that you will be required to pay for an initial year of registration fees upon transfer. Domain names which have been prepaid for a period of more than one year but with fewer than nine years remaining may also be transferred, subject to the payment of an initial year of registration fees. An additional year will be added on to the remaining term of any transferred domain. Domain names with more than nine years remaining on the registration period may not be transferred. Upon the expiration of the one-year extension you will be charged an annual renewal fee for any subsequent renewal period. By requesting the transfer of your domain name you authorize Comm-Core to debit your Payment Account for the one-year registration fee and any related fees or charges.
The Private Domain Registration Services offered by Comm-Core are subject to the terms and conditions of Comm-Core’s Private Registration Service (the “TERMS AND CONDITIONS Private Domain Registration”), which are incorporated herein by reference.
You acknowledge and agree that Comm-Core may suspend, cancel, transfer or modify your domain name registration at any time, for any reason, at the Comm-Core’s sole discretion. Without limiting the foregoing, Comm-Core may, in its sole discretion, suspend, cancel, transfer or modify a domain name registration:
1. to correct mistakes made by Comm-Core, another registrar, or the applicable registry administrator,
2. to resolve a dispute related to that domain name,
3. within five (5) calendar days of the creation date of that domain name registration,
4. if you breach this Agreement (including any applicable additional rule or policy),
5. if you use a domain name in connection with unlawful activity.
6. if Comm-Core believes, in its sole discretion, that the domain name has been registered fraudulently
7. upon receipt of a court order or other notification from a court of competent jurisdiction, an arbitration award, or other legal authority requiring the suspension, cancellation, transfer or modification of your domain name registration.
You further acknowledge and agree that your domain name registration is subject to suspension, cancellation, transfer or modification pursuant to the terms of any rules or policies applicable to your domain name registration, including, but not limited to (i) the UDRP, (ii) any ICANN adopted policy, (iii) any registrar (including Comm-Core) or registry administrator procedures, or (iv) any other ccTLD registry administrator procedures. As more completely set forth in Sections 6, 7, and 10, you waive any and all claims you may have, now and forever, against Comm-Core relating to the suspension, cancellation, transfer or modification of your domain name registration.
Comm-Core may, in its sole discretion, provide you with Comm-Core Software in combination with Your Services. Upon payment of all fees due and owing to Comm-Core under this Agreement, Comm-Core hereby grants, and you hereby accept, a nontransferable, revocable, non-sublicensable, and non-exclusive license to use the Comm-Core Software and all related documentation for your own personal or business use during the term of this Agreement. Any rights not expressly granted herein shall be reserved for Comm-Core. Source code or other information pertaining to the logic design of the Comm-Core Software is specifically excluded from the license granted hereunder.
Although certain Comm-Core Software may be provided free of charge, Comm-Core reserves the right to charge for the Comm-Core Software or any updates thereto or upgrades therefore at any time.
You recognize that the Comm-Core Software and all related information, including but not limited to any and all updates, improvements, modifications, enhancements, and information related to installation of the Comm-Core Software at your home or office, are proprietary, and that all rights thereto, including copyright, are owned by Comm-Core. You further acknowledge that you have been advised that the Comm-Core Software, including updates, improvements, modifications, enhancements, and information related to installation, constitutes a trade secret of Comm-Core, is protected by civil and criminal law, and by the law of copyright, is valuable and confidential to Comm-Core, and that its use and disclosure must be carefully and continuously controlled.
Comm-Core shall at all times retain title to all the Comm-Core Software and all related information, including all updates, improvements, modifications and enhancements, furnished to you hereunder.
Unless provided otherwise in the specifications for Your Services, the Comm-Core Software supplied hereunder is for your personal or business use. You shall not permit any third party to use the Comm-Core Software or allow access to the Comm-Core Software from sites outside of your home or business premises except as specifically authorized in writing by Comm-Core. The Comm-Core Software is to be used only for the purposes specified in this Agreement and specifically as restricted in the following three subparagraphs of this Section 3.
While this Agreement is in effect, or while you have custody or possession of any of the Software, you will not: (i) reproduce, copy or publicly display, or permit anyone else to reproduce, copy or publicly display, any of the Comm-Core Software, whether such Comm-Core Software is in written, magnetic or any other form, except pursuant to reasonable backup procedures, or for use in Your Web Site pursuant to this Agreement, nor; (ii) provide or make the Comm-Core Software available to any person or entity other than your employees or agents who have a need to know consistent with your use thereof under this Agreement, nor; (iii) create or attempt to create, or permit others to create or attempt to create, by disassembling, reverse engineering or otherwise, the source programs or any part thereof from the object program or from other information (whether oral, written, tangible or intangible) made available to you under this Agreement, nor; (iv) copy for your own use or the use of others operator manuals, system reference guides, training materials and other user-oriented materials without the prior written consent of Comm-Core. In order to protect Comm-Core’s trade secrets and copyrights in the Comm-Core Software, you agree to reproduce and incorporate Comm-Core’s trade secrets or copyright notice in any copies, modifications or partial copies.
You agree to notify Comm-Core forthwith if you obtain information as to any unauthorized possession, use or disclosure of any Comm-Core Software by any person or entity, and further agree to cooperate with Comm-Core at Comm-Core’s expense, in protecting Comm-Core’s proprietary rights.
Unless agreed otherwise in writing by Comm-Core, the Comm-Core Software may be used only on a single computer or workstation. Comm-Core software designed for use on portable workstations may be installed on both a portable and a stationary computer but may not be used on both simultaneously. You may not install the Comm-Core Software on a network except to facilitate permissible installation of the Comm-Core Software on computers attached to the network. You warrant and guarantee that all users of the software shall be aware of and comply with the terms of this license.
Certain Comm-Core Software is provided for online use as part of the Comm-Core Services (the “Comm-Core Online Software”), and the use of such software may be subject to fees as outlined in the current Fee Schedule in accordance with this Agreement. The Comm-Core Online Software is hosted software which runs directly on Comm-Core’s servers, and you may not download, install, store or make any copies of the Comm-Core Online Software, nor may you sublicense the Comm-Core Online Software. You agree not in any way to translate, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, modify, reproduce, rent, lease, lend, license, distribute, market or otherwise dispose of any portion of the Comm-Core Online Software or any copies thereof and not to assist any third party in doing so. The Comm-Core Online Software is designed to be used through the Comm-Core user interface and, as such, may be utilized by any authorized user from any computer or workstation. This license is automatically revoked upon termination of this Agreement. Comm-Core reserves the right to suspend the use of, modify or discontinue the Comm-Core Online Software for any or all customers at any time without notice. Certain Online Software is also Third Party Software, and is subject to the applicable provisions of 2.3.10. Comm-Core may limit the functionality of any such third party Online Software, in its sole discretion.
Comm-Core provides its customers with the ability to order certain third-party software (the “Third Party Software”), depending on the hosting package ordered. Except for Third Party Software which is also Online Software, such Third Party Software is delivered to Comm-Core Customers by mail and may be ordered via customer’s control panel for a period of six months after the commencement of the Comm-Core Services. The license conditions governing the use of the Third Party Software may differ from Comm-Core’s own software licenses. Customers of Comm-Core are bound by the conditions of all licenses pertaining to such Third Party Software and should make themselves familiar with their terms and conditions. Some such Third Party Software is provided under license from Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft Software”), and Customers using Microsoft Software are bound by the TERMS AND CONDITIONS Microsoft Software Products, which are incorporated herein by reference. Comm-Core does not provide Technical Support for the Third Party Software. THE THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE IS OFFERED “AS-IS.” THE PROVISION AND OFFERING OF THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE BY Comm-Core DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF THE THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE, NOR CAN Comm-Core MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE USE AND FUNCTIONALITY OF SUCH THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE.
In the event of termination of this Agreement, or upon any act which shall give rise to Comm-Core’s right to terminate, or upon the expiration of the license for Comm-Core Software which is subject to a limited-duration license, any and all licenses granted under this Section 3.3 shall terminate automatically, and you will remove, erase or destroy the Comm-Core Software and documentation and all copies thereof, wherever located, without demand or notice.
Comm-Core may stop providing the Software or any updates thereto, including but not limited to the Online Software or the Third-Party Software, at any time without notice or any further liability to You.
Software for International Customers is available for download only. Certain Software (including Third-Party Software) may not be available to International Customers.
Certain Comm-Core Services are subject to set-up, service, and domain service fees, pursuant to the Fee Schedule, and by registering for such Comm-Core Services you authorize Comm-Core to debit your Payment Account for any and all such fees.
The Fee is due in accordance with the terms of your contract, in advance of the provision of services, not later than the first of the month they are due. In the event that Comm-Core determines that the services of a collection agency are necessary or appropriate to collect amounts due under this paragraph, which determination shall be made in Comm-Core’s sole and unfettered discretion, any and all collection agency fees and other costs of collection shall be added to any amounts due under this provision.
All Fees must be paid in United States Dollars in advance of the provision of services. Comm-Core will charge the Fees (including without limitation the monthly Fee, Fees for Extended Term Packages, and Fees for Minimum Term Packages), and any additional fees to the Payment Account unless specifically provided otherwise. You also agree that Comm-Core may automatically debit your Payment Account, without further authorization from you, for any renewal term, additional services, and any fees or expenses applicable to Your Services or Your Website, including but not limited to fees for excessive bandwidth use or other surcharges for services in excess of those included within Your Services or Your Web Site. If payment in full is not received by Comm-Core from the provider of your Payment Account or its agents, you agree to pay all amounts due from you for Your Services upon demand by Comm-Core.
Comm-Core may offer subsequent promotional rates or special offers, the terms of which may or may not be more favorable than the terms and conditions for Your Services. Any such promotions or modifications shall not effect your obligations under this Agreement. Promotional fees may be subject to additional terms and conditions which, to the extent they conflict with the terms of this Agreement, shall govern. Promotional fees and special offers may not be combined.
To the extent Your Services are subject to the terms and conditions of Comm-Core’s Money Back Guarantee (the “TERMS AND CONDITIONS Money Back Guarantee”), they are incorporated herein by reference.
Comm-Core offers a service uptime guarantee for the Comm-Core Services, which provides for a credit to You in the event the total availability of Comm-Core hosted web pages falls below 99% (“Uptime”). If You can demonstrate to Comm-Core’s satisfaction, in Comm-Core’s sole discretion, that Comm-Core has failed to maintain the Uptime, You may contact Comm-Core and request a credit for that month proportional to the amount of downtime, to be put towards the purchase of future Comm-Core Services. Credits cannot be redeemed for cash, and are exclusive of any applicable taxes. The credit does not apply to service interruptions caused by (i) periodic scheduled maintenance or repairs undertaken by Comm-Core from time to time; (ii) downtime caused by You; (iii) outages that do not limit browser access to Your web site (for example, interruptions to your ftp service or e-mail); (iv) suspension of Your account due to legal action taken or threatened against You or Your Services; (v) suspension of Your account due violations of the GTERMS AND CONDITIONS, as determined in Comm-Core’s sole discretion, including but not limited to excessive use of system resources, non-payment or other billing issues, or identification by the abuse team as fraudulent or otherwise in violation of the GTERMS AND CONDITIONS; or (vi) causes beyond the control of Comm-Core or that are not reasonably foreseeable by Comm-Core.
You shall pay all costs of collection, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, in the event any invoice requires collection efforts. All accounts referred to a collection agency shall be subject to an additional fee of $18.95, which must be paid in full before the account is reactivated.
International Customers bear the risk of currency fluctuations and any fees or taxes associated with the conversation of foreign currencies into United States Dollars. Certain Comm-Core Services will not be available to International Customers until Comm-Core is able to receive satisfactory confirmation from such customer’s Payment Account provider, in Comm-Core’s sole discretion, that the funds will be available for debit from the International Customer’s account. Orders from International Customers will not be accepted unless the country provided in the contact information matches that on file for the Payment Account.
Upon cancellation of this Agreement you will receive a prorated refund of any pre-paid, refundable fees for the remainder of any term. Fees for certain services, including but not limited to domain name registration and maintenance, set up fees, shipping and handling, SSL certificate fees, Comm-CoreHosting®, Comm-CoreSOCIAL®, VisionCast Email®, Comm-CoreWEB®, SocialMarketerPRO® and fees for the Extended Term Packages, are not refundable except as may be provided otherwise herein or unless provided otherwise by applicable local law. Comm-Core may, in its sole discretion, refund other amounts as it deems necessary or advisable.
5. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED AGREEMENT TO DISSEMINATE MATERIALS WHICH ARE INCONSISTENT WITH YOUR WARRANTIES.
Receipt by Comm-Core of data for storage in Web Site Space and/or transmission via Comm-Core’s Equipment which are inconsistent with your warranties set forth in Section 8 herein shall not constitute an agreement by Comm-Core to allow the Comm-Core Services or the Comm-Core Equipment to be used to disseminate such information or data in whole or in part, by any means, or if once disseminated via the use of Comm-Core’s Services or Equipment, to continue to disseminate such data.
6. NO WARRANTIES BY Comm-Core.
THE Comm-Core SERVICES AND Comm-Core SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF THE Comm-Core SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. Comm-Core DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE Comm-Core SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, NOR DOES Comm-Core MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO ANY RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED BY USE OF THE Comm-Core SERVICES. NO WARRANTY IS MADE BY Comm-Core REGARDING ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, AND Comm-Core HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION: (1) ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE AVAILABILITY, QUALITY, QUANTITY, OR CONTENT OF SERVICES OR GOODS PROVIDED TO YOU HEREUNDER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO YOUR SERVICES AND YOUR WEB SITE; AND (2) ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Comm-Core DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIAL ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE Comm-Core SERVICES WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES, “WORMS”, “TROJAN HORSES”, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT NO REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND HAVE BEEN MADE TO YOU REGARDING THE POTENTIAL VOLUME OF PATRONAGE OF YOUR WEB SITE OR ANY OTHER PERSON’S OR ENTITY’S WEB SITE OR WEB PAGE.
7. COMM-CORE’S LIMITED LIABILITY.
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY HEREUNDER SHALL BE FOR YOU TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AND TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT. IN NO CASE SHALL Comm-Core, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR CONTRACTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO THE Comm-Core SERVICES. SOME COUNTRIES, STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. IN SUCH COUNTRIES, STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, COMM-CORE’S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN ANY SEPARATE SOFTWARE LICENSE OR IN THIS AGREEMENT, Comm-Core DOES NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE ANY THIRD-PARTY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERED OR OTHERWISE ACCESSED USING THE Comm-Core SERVICES, AND Comm-Core WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY THIRD PARTIES. YOU HEREBY RELEASE Comm-Core FROM ANY AND ALL OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITY AND CLAIMS IN EXCESS OF THESE LIABILITY LIMITATIONS. THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF Comm-Core FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY IN TORT, OR ANY OTHER CLAIM RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE TOTAL SERVICE FEES PAID BY YOU TO Comm-Core IN THE SIX MONTHS PRECEDING SUCH ALLEGED BREACH, BUT IN NO EVENT TO EXCEED $150,000.
8. YOUR ADDITIONAL OBLIGATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
You agree and warrant that the contact information you have provided to Comm-Core is complete and accurate, and you further agree to notify Comm-Core within fifteen days of a change to any such contact information. Contact information includes your full legal name, e-mail address, and mailing address and the name, mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number, and e-mail address of the technical and administrative contacts for your domain, if any.
You agree to provide Comm-Core notice of any changes in the primary or secondary DNS address of your name servers, to the extent you have installed and are operating those name servers or to the extent your domain name is held by another registrar and points to a website hosted by Comm-Core.
You agree and warrant that your use of the Comm-Core Services and Comm-Core’s Equipment, and all sales and distributions, by any and all means, of any type(s) of Content including, but not limited to, executable files (such as .EXE), digitized audio/visual files (such as MP3), or archived copies of copyrighted works (such as .ZIP); goods, including, but not limited to, videotapes and CD-ROM products, and any type of services by you, which are advertised and/or promoted by, or are in any other way directly or indirectly associated with your use of the Comm-Core Services or Comm-Core Equipment, shall at all times comply with all applicable Laws.
You agree and warrant that you will neither store on nor allow to be transmitted by Comm-Core’s Equipment any data or other matter which constitutes, contains, or links to child pornography or which involves depictions of sexuality by someone who is or looks younger than eighteen years of age, regardless of their actual age, or by a performer who is portrayed or made to appear as a person under the age of eighteen years of age, or which could otherwise result from or cause harm to minors.
You agree and warrant that Your Data shall be solely for business, entertainment and/or educational purposes and that you shall assume the sole responsibility and duty to ensure that all such data, visual materials, advertising and other matter shall be transmitted exclusively to willing adults and only to places in which such materials comply with contemporary community standards.
You agree and warrant that Your Data shall not violate any Laws concerning obscenity and shall not contain or link to any pornography, or depictions of bestiality, rape, sexual assault, violence, torture or disfigurement, or other content deemed objectionable by Comm-Core, in its sole discretion.
You agree that you shall install and maintain appropriate and effective screening devices and/or procedures on Your Web Site to avoid access to, or communication of, any harmful matter or indecent communications to minors.
You agree that if, in Comm-Core’s sole and exclusive judgment, Comm-Core concludes that Your Web Site displays, contains or links to any harmful matter or indecent materials or communications which are available to, or accessible by, minors, or displays or contains any material that consists of child pornography or which could otherwise result in harm to minors; then Comm-Core may, without prior notice to you and in Comm-Core’s sole and exclusive discretion, either remove and erase the material from Your Web Site, and/or disable public access to the material on Your Web Site, and/or cease hosting Your Web Site, without any liability of any kind to Comm-Core from either you or any third party.
You agree that in the event that Comm-Core is informed by any party that your domain name or any material on Your Web Site infringes the copyright of any party, or violates the right of publicity or privacy of any party, or consists of any other claim or violation of intellectual property rights of any kind, then Comm-Core may, without prior notice to you and in Comm-Core’s sole and exclusive discretion, either remove the material from Your Web Site, and/or disable public access to your domain name or the material on Your Web Site, and/or terminate this Agreement, without any liability of any kind to Comm-Core from either you or any third party. As more completely set forth in Sections 6, 7 and 10, you waive any and all claims you may have, now and forever, against Comm-Core relating to any action taken in response to the claim that you have infringed the intellectual property rights of a third party, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Comm-Core from and against any such claims.
You affirmatively represent, agree and warrant that you have and at all times shall have all necessary intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, all copyrights, trademark and service mark rights and rights of publicity, both in the United States and throughout the world, to reproduce and disseminate, via the Internet, Your Data or Content which you otherwise promote, advertise, disseminate and/or distribute to anyone by your direct or indirect use of the Comm-Core Services or Comm-Core’s Equipment, prior to and at all times during the time such materials are promoted, advertised, disseminated or distributed through any direct or indirect use of the Comm-Core Services or Comm-Core’s Equipment.
You agree and warrant that Your Data shall not contain or link to any material which is harmful, violent, threatening, abusive or hateful.
You agree and warrant that Your Data and any and all material(s) of every kind which you transmit using Comm-Core’s Services or Equipment shall at all times be free from any and all damaging software defects, including, but not limited to, software “viruses”, “worms”, “Trojan Horses,” and other source code anomalies, which may cause software or hardware disruption or failure, reduced computer operating speed, or compromise any security system. You agree that you will not attempt to access the Comm-Core Equipment or Web Site or another customer’s Web Site without authorization, or use the Comm-Core Services to carry out, or assist in the carrying out of, any “denial of service” attacks on any other website or internet service.
You agree and warrant that you shall not use any form of mass unsolicited electronic mail solicitations, news group postings, IRC posting or any other form of “spamming,” “phishing,” or “mail bombing,” and Comm-Core reserves the right to block mail from any source which Comm-Core believes, in its sole discretion, is being used to send such unsolicited e-mail, including but not limited to open mail relays.
You agree and warrant that you shall not engage in any false, deceptive or fraudulent activities in association with your use of the Comm-Core Services or Comm-Core’s Equipment.
You shall at all times use Web Site Space exclusively as a conventional Web Site. You shall not use the Web Site Space or Your Services in any way which may result in an excessive load on the Comm-Core Equipment, including but not limited to installing or running web proxies, using your allotted space as online backup or storage, or mirroring mass downloads. Use of Web Site Space and Your Services shall be in a manner consistent with this Agreement and shall not in any way impair the functioning or operation of Comm-Core’s Equipment or network. Should your use of the Comm-Core Services result in an overly high load on the Comm-Core Equipment, in Comm-Core’s sole discretion, Comm-Core may suspend your account until the cause of any such overload is determined and resolved.
You agree and warrant that all applicable taxes have been paid or will be paid in full by you when due regarding all businesses and employees associated with your use of the Comm-Core Services and that no taxing authorities shall have any claim against Comm-Core or any persons affiliated therewith for the payment of such taxes.
You represent and warrant that you are over eighteen years of age (twenty one in places where eighteen years is not the age of majority) and are fully competent to enter into this Agreement.
You agree to comply with all Laws rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content.
You represent and warrant that you are not a national or resident of Burma/Myanmar, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Serbia, Sudan, and Syria or any other country subject to U.S. Treasury Department embargo restrictions, and that you are not listed in the “Entity List” or “Denied Persons List” maintained by the US Department of Commerce or the list of “Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons” maintained by the US Department of Treasury. You further acknowledge that you are not a national or resident of a country whose name is otherwise omitted from the registration form for Comm-Core Services. Residents of countries which are serviced by a Comm-Core affiliate are required to contract with those Comm-Core affiliates, and you represent and warrant that you are not a resident of one of those countries.
You understand that your website may be hosted and accessed in the United States and in other countries around the world, and you agree to abide by United States law, the local laws of other jurisdictions where your website may be hosted or accessed, and any other applicable export control laws and not to transfer or permit the transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, any content or software subject to restrictions under such laws to a destination prohibited under such laws, without first obtaining, and then complying with, any requisite government authorization; you agree that Comm-Core may remove content, restrict access, or shut down your website if, in Comm-Core’s discretion, your website or any of its content is not in compliance with applicable law. You further agree not to upload to your Comm-Core account any data or software that cannot be exported without prior written government authorization, including, but not limited to, certain types of encryption software.
You agree not to use your IMAP account for the storage of files other than in the course of normal e-mail usage.
You shall not operate a chat room using the Comm-Core Services unless expressly permitted by the terms and conditions of Your Services.
9. CONFIDENTIALITY, TRADEMARK, AND COPYRIGHT
During the course of this Agreement you may gain access to certain confidential, proprietary and trade secret business or technical information belonging to Comm-Core in connection with Comm-Core’s performance of the Comm-Core Services (“Confidential Information”). You agree to preserve the confidentiality of all Confidential Information that is provided in connection with the Agreement, and shall not, without the prior written consent of Comm-Core, disclose or make available to any person, or use for your own or any other person’s benefit, other than as necessary in performance of your obligations under this Agreement, any Confidential Information of Comm-Core. Comm-Core retains all right and title to such Confidential Information.
Comm-Core is a service mark of Comm-Core, LLC All rights reserved. The trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on this Web Site (collectively, the “Marks”) belong Comm-Core and/or its affiliates or third parties which have licensed those rights to Comm-Core (“Partners”); Comm-Core and Partners retain all rights to the Marks and nothing in this Agreement grants you or anyone else any right whatsoever to the use of the Marks. You may not use, reproduce, or display any Marks without their owner’s prior written consent. All other trademarks, product names, and company names and logos appearing on Comm-Core’s Web Site are the property of their respective owners.
Unless expressly stated otherwise on the Comm-Core Web Site, you should assume that all content, images, and materials appearing on this Web Site (collectively the “Comm-Core Content”) are the sole property of Comm-Core. Both U.S. and international copyright laws and treaties protect such Comm-Core Content. You may not use, reproduce, display, or sell any Comm-Core Content without Comm-Core’s prior written consent. You may not link to any page within Comm-Core’s Web Site or frame any portion of the site without Comm-Core’s prior written consent.
10. YOUR INDEMNIFICATION OF COMM-CORE.
You agree that you shall fully defend and indemnify Comm-Core, including its officers, directors, owners, managing agents, attorneys, shareholders, related entities, heirs, and assigns, from any and all claims, demands, actions, suits, losses, liabilities, damages, injuries, fines penalties, costs and expenses, attorneys’ fees, arbitration fees, mediation fees, expert expenses, and all other consequences of every kind, directly or indirectly resulting from any and all failure(s) of you or your agent(s) to fully comply with all duties, obligations and other provisions set forth in this Agreement, including, but not limited to, your warranties set forth in Section 8 or your violation of a third party’s intellectual property rights. You further agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Comm-Core, including its officers, directors, owners, managing agents, attorneys, shareholders, related entities, heirs, and assigns, from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, suits, loses, liabilities, damages, injuries, fines, penalties, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of any property damage or recoverable economic loss incurred by a third party, to the extent such damage or loss is caused by any act or omission of you or your agents in connection with the performance of this Agreement. You agree that Comm-Core shall have the right to participate in the defense of any such claim through counsel of its own choosing at your expense.
11. NO JOINT VENTURE OR PARTNERSHIP
Nothing in this Agreement is intended by the Parties to create or constitute an agency, joint or collaborative venture, or partnership of any kind between Comm-Core and you, nor shall anything in this Agreement be construed as constituting or creating any such agency, joint or collaborative venture, or partnership between Comm-Core and you. Comm-Core shall have no control or ownership interests of any kind in your business. Comm-Core shall have no direct financial or other interest in, nor in any way “own” any online “store” or other online venture pertaining to your use of the Comm-Core Services or Comm-Core’s Equipment. Comm-Core’s relationship to you shall be restricted to matters pertaining to the provision of the Comm-Core Services as set forth in this agreement.
12. COMM-CORE HAS MADE NO REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING SUCCESS, MARKETS OR PROFITABILITY
You confirm that you have unilaterally decided to enter the online and/or Web Site service business and that these are high risk businesses. You further confirm, understand, acknowledge and expressly agree that neither Comm-Core, any agent or representative of Comm-Core, nor any other person is currently representing or otherwise directly or indirectly communicating in any manner herein or otherwise, nor has at any time in the past, represented to you or has otherwise directly or indirectly communicated in any manner to you any guarantee, reassurance or any other communication of any kind regarding:
The potential profitability, marketability, or likelihood of success of your endeavors through the use of the Comm-Core Services or Comm-Core’s Equipment as set forth herein or otherwise;
the possibility or likelihood that use of any products and/or services provided by Comm-Core pursuant to this Agreement can or will result in the recoupment of any funds expended by you for any purpose; or
The existence, nonexistence, size or any other characteristics of any market for any products or services which involve your use, in any manner, of the Comm-Core Services or Comm-Core’s Equipment pursuant to this Agreement.
You expressly acknowledge and agree that the success of any business endeavors which involve your use, in any manner, of the Comm-Core Services and/or Comm-Core’s Equipment pursuant to this Agreement, like any other business endeavor, is subject to numerous factors, such as the effectiveness of its advertising and promotion, your administrative capabilities, etc., and that the ultimate success or failure of your business rests with you and not Comm-Core. You further expressly agree not to raise any claim of any kind against Comm-Core and to hold Comm-Core harmless from any claim of financial investment or other loss to you directly or indirectly resulting from your decision to use the Comm-Core Services and/or Comm-Core’s Equipment pursuant to this Agreement.
13. SERVICES RENDERED ON A NON-EXCLUSIVE BASIS.
Any and all services which are or may be provided to you by Comm-Core pursuant to this Agreement, including the licensure of rights herein, are non-exclusive and nothing in this Agreement shall limit or restrict Comm-Core from providing similar services and granting similar licenses to third parties regardless of whether such third parties are competitors of you. Nothing in this Agreement shall limit or restrict Comm-Core from engaging in any activities similar to yours or in competition with you.
14. NO EDITORIAL CONTROL BY COMM-CORE.
In reliance on your express warranties regarding Your Data, Comm-Core shall neither have nor exert any editorial or other subjective control over the substantive content of Your Data . Comm-Core does not engage in any monitoring of Your Data, and exercises no control over information which is found on the internet, except for its own Web Site. Comm-Core cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, correctness, or legality of such information. You are solely responsible for the content of Your Web Site and for verifying the accuracy and suitability of information and services you obtain from third parties via the internet.
It is Comm-Core’s policy to respect your privacy. Comm-Core will not monitor, edit, or disclose any personal information about you or your account, including its contents, without your prior consent unless Comm-Core deems it necessary, in its sole discretion, to:
comply with legal process or other legal requirements, including but not limited to responding to civil or criminal subpoenas, search warrants, national security letters, or other requests for information from law enforcement officials;
protect and defend the rights or property of Comm-Core or its officers, agents, affiliates, and licensees;
enforce this Agreement; or
protect the interests of other Comm-Core customers.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT TO THE CONTRARY, COMM-CORE RESERVES THE RIGHT (SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LOCAL LAW), IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO MONITOR YOUR ACCOUNT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE USE OF A USER’S MAIN ACCOUNT AND ANY SUB-ACCOUNTS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATING VIOLATIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT OR TO ASSIST WITH CRIMINAL OR CIVIL INVESTIGATIONS.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE ESUTE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY COMM-CORE, LLC. IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WHICH YOU GIVE COMM-CORE WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO AND MAINTAINED IN THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES; INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION COUNTRIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND ELSEWHERE. IF YOU DO NOT CONSENT TO THE TRANSFER OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION INTO AND OUT OF THE UNITED STATES, DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE Comm-Core SERVICE. YOU FURTHER UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT REGARDLESS OF YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE Comm-Core MAY DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR WEBSITE OR DOMAIN NAMES PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, AND YOU EXPLICITLY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS TO PRIVACY OR PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA RELATING TO SUCH INFORMATION TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LAW.
In case any one or more of the provisions contained in this Agreement shall for any reason be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision hereof, and this Agreement shall be construed as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision(s) had never been included. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision(s) of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.
17. NON-ENFORCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE WAIVER.
Failure of Comm-Core at any time to enforce any of the specific provisions of this Agreement shall not preclude any other or further enforcement of such provision(s) or the exercise of any other right hereunder. No waiver of a breach of this Agreement shall be valid unless made in writing and signed by duly authorized representative of Comm-Core.
Comm-Core may provide notice to you via e-mail sent to the e-mail address provided by you upon registration or as subsequently provided by you to Comm-Core. Such notice is deemed effective whether you receive it or not and shall be deemed written notice for the purposes of this Agreement.
You may provide notice to Comm-Core in one of the following ways:
by personal delivery;
by addressing the notice as indicated below and depositing the same by registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, in the United States mail, Comm-Core, LLC. 3820 South Dixie Highway, Lima, OH 45806.
by Federal Express;
by facsimile transmission; or
by e-mail and registered or certified mail.
Such notice, statement or other document so delivered to Comm-Core, except as this Agreement expressly provides otherwise, shall be conclusively deemed to have been given when first personally delivered, on the date of delivery or on the first date of receipt. Notice by e-mail to Comm-Core shall be deemed ineffective, null and void unless a copy of such notice is also sent by registered or certified mail, and postmarked not more than five days subsequent to the giving of e-mail notice. Any such e-mail notice to Comm-Core shall be deemed effective as of the date on which Comm-Core receives the certified or registered mail notice.
19. FORCE MAJEURE.
In the event of “force majeure” (as defined below), Comm-Core may terminate this Agreement without liability to you. For purposes of the Agreement, “force majeure” shall mean circumstances or occurrences beyond Comm-Core’s reasonable control, whether or not foreseeable at the time of entering into the Agreement, in consequence of which Comm-Core cannot reasonably be required to perform its obligations hereunder or otherwise perform its obligations under the Agreement. Such circumstances or occurrences include, but are not limited to: acts of God, war, civil war, insurrection, fires, floods, labor disputes, epidemics, governmental regulations and/or similar acts, embargoes, termination or temporary unavailability of any computer hardware or software, server, or network on which the Comm-Core Services are located or maintained or through which the Comm-Core Services are provided, and nonavailability of any permits, licenses and/or authorizations required by governmental authority.
Comm-Core reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Comm-Core Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Comm-Core shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Comm-Core Services.
20. NO ASSIGNMENT BY YOU; ASSIGNMENT BY Comm-Core.
This Agreement and the rights pertaining hereto may not be assigned, resold, or otherwise transferred in whole or in part by you without Comm-Core’s prior written consent. In particular, you may not sell accounts or subaccounts to third parties. Notwithstanding the above, this Agreement shall be binding upon your successors and assigns, if any. Comm-Core may assign or license any or all of its rights and/or obligations hereunder in its free, sole, and unfettered discretion.
21. ARBITRATION AND WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL.
ANY AND ALL DISPUTES AS TO THE INTERPRETATION OF OR ANY PERFORMANCE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WHICH ARE NOT FIRST RESOLVED INFORMALLY, SHALL BE DETERMINED BY BINDING ARBITRATION IN LIMA OHIO IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC (“JAMS”) AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF JAMS. Any award arising out of such arbitration shall be subject to entry as a judgment by any court of competent jurisdiction in the United States. Any action to confirm or vacate such an award must be brought in either the Court of Common Pleas of Allen County, Ohio or the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. You consent to personal jurisdiction and venue in such courts and you waive any challenge to personal jurisdiction or venue in such courts. You further agree that Comm-Core shall be entitled to collect its attorneys’ fees, costs and other expenses in the event that Comm-Core acts to enforce this arbitration and forum selection clause, regardless of whether Comm-Core prevails in the underlying action. The final award in any such arbitration proceeding shall be subject to entry as a judgment by any court of competent jurisdiction, provided that such judgment does not conflict with the terms and provisions hereof. The jurisdiction of the arbiter (or arbiters) with respect to legal matters shall be limited only by the statutory and common law of the Commonwealth of Ohio and the federal law of the United States of America. There are no exceptions to these mandatory arbitration provisions except as set forth in Sections 21.2 and 21.3.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 21.1, if you fail to timely pay amounts due Comm-Core may assign your account for collection and the collections agency may pursue such claims in court limited strictly to the collection of the past due debt and any interest or cost of collection permitted by Law or this Agreement.
Nothing in Section 21.1 shall preclude Comm-Core from: (i) seeking and obtaining any injunctive relief or attachment and expedited discovery or other equitable relief to enforce the terms of this Agreement or to remedy a breach thereof, or (ii) bringing an action to enforce this Agreement or the provisions hereof in the event JAMS will not or cannot arbitrate a particular dispute. Any action under this section 21.3 may be brought in either the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio or the Common Pleas Court of Lima, Allen County Ohio, and each party consents to the in personam jurisdiction of such Courts for the purpose of any such action or proceeding. Each party hereby waives all rights it has or which may hereafter arise to contest such exclusive jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio or the Common Pleas Court of Lima, Allen County Ohio.
In addition to the foregoing, YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT AS A PART OF THE CONSIDERATION FOR THIS AGREEMENT, YOU WAIVE THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY FOR ANY DISPUTE ARISING BETWEEN YOU AND COMM-CORE THAT IS IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT, and that such waiver shall be enforceable up to and including the day that trial is to start, and even if the arbitration provisions of this paragraph are waived.
Neither you nor Comm-Core may be a representative of other potential claimants or a class of potential claimants in any dispute concerning or relating to this Agreement, nor may two or more individuals’ disputes be consolidated or otherwise determined in one proceeding. YOU AND COMM-CORE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS SECTION 21.5 WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO PARTICIPATION AS A PLAINTIFF OR AS A CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS ACTION
This Agreement shall be interpreted according to the laws of the Commonwealth of Ohio, United States of America, and, where applicable, the federal law of the United States of America, without regard to conflicts of law principles.
22. ENTIRE AGREEMENT.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes and cancels all other prior agreements, discussion, or representations, whether written or oral. No officer, employee or representative of Comm-Core or you has any authority to make any representation or promise in connection with this Agreement or the subject matter thereof which is not contained expressly in this Agreement, and Comm-Core and you hereby acknowledge and agree that neither Comm-Core nor you have executed this Agreement in reliance upon any such representation or promise.
This Agreement may be materially altered by Comm-Core by posting the new version of the Agreement at Comm-Core.com and if posted in this manner, shall be effective immediately upon posting such notice. In the event that Comm-Core does materially change the terms of this Agreement, you accept and shall be bound by such changed terms unless you opt to terminate the Agreement within thirty days of the posting of notice of such change.
You may not modify this Agreement, in whole or in part, and any such modification or attempt to modify shall not be enforceable unless reduced to writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Comm-Core. No additional or conflicting term in any other document used by you will have any legal effect.
24. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS.
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or this Agreement must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.