Acceptable Use Policy
Last Modified: 29 September, 2021
You agree not to use the Services to:
– upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
– administer IRC;
– provide web proxying or other anonymizing services to hide the origin of network traffic;
– harm minors in any way;
– impersonate any person or entity;
– “stalk” or otherwise harass another person;
– forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Services;
– upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that You do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
– upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
– upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” or “pyramid schemes;”
– upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
– interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
– intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law;
– provide material support or resources (or to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources) to any organization(s) designated by the United States government as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act; and/or
– collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in the paragraphs above.
Zero Tolerance Policy for Unsolicited E-mail/Black Listing
“Unsolicited E-mail Complaint” is an occurrence of a third-party complaint regarding a specific E-mail communication message sent by You. “Unsolicited E-mail Incident” is an occurrence of a single E-mail message which may have been sent to multiple E-mail addresses. An Incident may contain numerous Complaints. Incidents may contain Complaints received up to 24 hours after the first. After 24 hours, a new Incident will be opened.
Black Listing: “IP Black Listing” is an occurrence when a third party black listing service determines that a Aonap issued IP address is a frequent source of Unsolicited E-mail. Black Listings result in the IP address (or multiple IP addresses in the same “IP range”) being unable to send E-mail to certain third parties.
Aonap has designed this portion of this Agreement to comply with the United States CAN-SPAM Act (the “Act”.) The Act states that commercial E-mail must be solicited, an effective, visible and clearly defined un-subscription process be in place, that every E-mail message sent be sent from a valid address, without any form of IP or source spoofing, that every E-mail message sent contain the physical contact information of the sender, that every recipient of such E-mail messages has requested to receive such E-mails and that the messages and method in which they were sent comply with the other provisions of the United States CAN-SPAM Act.
Zero Tolerance for Black Listing: Aonap has a Zero Tolerance policy regarding Black Listings and considers any attempt to send Unsolicited E-mail Messages or other forms of Spam E-mail (including “Spamvertising” other websites or services or products) to be violations of this Agreement. If an IP address assigned to You is found to be Black Listed, Aonap reserves the right to discontinue your services immediately with or without warning.
Furthermore Aonap will levy a Black Listing processing fee of $200 for the first instance of IP Black Listing and $400 for the second instance of IP Black Listing (collectively, the “Penalties”.) If your service is terminated under the Unsolicited E-mail Policy then you forfeit all fees paid, including pre-paid fees and unused time. All fees paid become non-refundable. Further, account termination does not absolve or nullify Penalty payments you may owe to Aonap. Further, you may accumulate additional Penalties based on complaints received after your termination. This section of the Agreement will survive for a period of one year after this agreement is terminated.
TERMS APPLICABLE TO RESELLERS
THE TERMS IN THIS SECTION APPLY TO RESELLERS OF AONAP’S HOSTING SERVICES THROUGH AONAP’S TANDEM RESELLER PROGRAM
Grant of Right to Resell Services
Provided that You complete the registration process and are accepted by Aonap for participation in Aonap’s Tandem Reseller Program (the Reseller Program), You are granted the limited right as provided in this section to resell the Services. This limited right is conditioned upon Your full compliance with all applicable user agreements, including but not limited to Aonap’s Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy, and is also conditioned upon compliance with all applicable user agreements by the customers of Yours to whom You resell Aonap’s services (Reseller Customers).
The rights granted to You to resell the Services are non-transferable and cannot be sold separately or in conjunction with the sale of an existing site or business without Aonap’s prior written consent.
Price and Payment
Aonap will provide the Services to You under the Reseller Program at the prices and rates posted on the Reseller Price Schedule, which is located inside of the Aonap LEAP control panel and accessible at any time, applicable to You. The rates applicable to You will vary depending on various factors such as
– Volume of servers that you currently maintain with Aonap
– Volume of value added services that you currently maintain with Aonap
– Special written offers provided by an Account Executive or other authorized Aonap employee.
– Custom pricing for Servers and Services (Overrides)
Pricing is updated every night automatically based on the above factors
Indemnification by Reseller
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Aonap harmless against any and all claims, damages and liability occasioned by any conduct of You or Your Reseller Customers, including any and all claims arising from content uploaded or stored by any Reseller Customer. You agree to indemnify Aonap against transactions processed by Aonap by or on Your behalf that are fraudulent in nature.
Agreement to Cooperate With Investigations
You agree that You will provide assistance to Aonap in connection with any investigation, demand, or notice provided to Aonap pertaining to any conduct or content of any Reseller Customer made by any governmental agency or third party. Such assistance shall include but not be limited to investigation and necessary communication in connection with Takedown Notices issued to Aonap pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. You agree that You will cooperate with Aonap in connection with all reasonable requests made by Aonap for You to preserve all information and content that may be the subject of any investigation or third party claim.
Management of Reseller Customer Accounts
At all times you must maintain a list and contact information of your clients with Aonap for the purpose of cooperation with any investigations that may be executed upon you or your clients activities, and to maintain your active status as a reseller with Aonap.
In the event of a default or breach by You of any provision of this Agreement or the Aonap TOS (Terms of Service), or in the event You abandon, for any reason, Your obligation to provide the Services to any of Your Reseller Customers, Aonap shall be entitled to do any of the following in connection with Your Reseller Accounts:
– Directly contact Reseller Customers
– Bill Your Reseller Customers directly for the Services
– Collect all amounts due directly from such Reseller Customers
– Terminate Your Account (including Your status as a participant in the Reseller Program)
In the event of default, breach or abandonment by You as provided in this subsection, You agree to provide to Aonap, on Aonap’s request, all billing and contact information for each of Your Reseller Customers so that Aonap may exercise the rights set forth in this subsection.
Your Obligations to Provide Customer Service
Unless You elect otherwise, on a per incident basis, through a technical feature in the Reseller Program, You shall be solely responsible for providing all Customer Service to Your Reseller Customers. In the event You elect to have Aonap handle a particular customer service incident, You grant the authority to Aonap to handle the particular situation exercising Aonap’s sole discretion, and agree to hold Aonap harmless for any claims made by the Reseller Customer in connection with Aonap’s handling of the customer service request. Aonap reserves the right to charge You a fee for each incident You elect Aonap to handle.
Requirements for Agreements With Reseller Customers
In no event will You undertake any obligation to any Reseller Customer which would grant or purport to grant any rights not expressly provided to You under this Agreement
Disclaimer of Warranties
You acknowledge and agree that Aonap exercises no control over, and accepts no responsibility for, the content of the information passing through the host computers, network hubs and points of presence or the Internet. NEITHER AONAP, ITS EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION PROVIDERS, MERCHANTS, LICENSORS NOR THE LIKE MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT FOR THE SERVICES OR ANY EQUIPMENT AONAP PROVIDES. NEITHER AONAP, ITS EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION PROVIDERS, MERCHANTS, LICENSORS OR THE LIKE, WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL NOT BE INTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO ANY OF THEM MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION SERVICES OR MERCHANDISE CONTAINED IN OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES. AONAP IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE CONTENT OR LOSS OF ANY DATA TRANSFERRED EITHER TO OR FROM YOU OR STORED BY YOU OR ANY OF YOUR CLIENTELE VIA THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY AONAP.
You agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Aonap and all directors, officers, employees, and agents of Aonap from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities, suits, actions, demands, proceedings (whether legal or administrative) and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable legal fees) arising out of or relating to the use of the Services by You, including any violation of the Acceptable Use Policy set forth in this Agreement. Such claims shall include, but shall not be limited to, claims based upon trademark, service mark, trade name, copyright and patent infringement, trademark dilution, tortious interference with contract or prospective business relations, unfair competition, defamation or injury to reputation, or other injuries or damage to business.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL AONAP BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR USE, SUFFERED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT OR STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF AONAP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. In no event will Aonap’s liability for any damages, losses and causes of actions whether in contract or tort (including negligence or otherwise) exceed the actual dollar amount paid by You for the Services during the 12-month period prior to the date the damage or loss occurred or the cause of action arose. The provisions of this Agreement pertaining to Uptime Guarantee apply to credits available to you for system downtime.
Aonap’s Utilization of Third Party Services
Aonap reserves the right, and You agree to pay for, services of third party consultants hired by Aonap in its discretion to assist Aonap in providing the Services to you. Fees for the services of third parties retained by Aonap will be charged to You in the invoice covering the period during which the third party services were utilized by Aonap.
Aonap shall not be liable for failure or delay in performing its obligations under this Agreement if such failure or delay is due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of any governmental body, war, insurrection, sabotage, embargo, terrorist or other attack, fire, flood, strike or other labor disturbance, interruption of or delay in transportation, unavailability of or interruption or delay in telecommunications or third party services, failure of third party software or inability to obtain raw materials, supplies, or power used in or equipment needed for provision of the Services.
You represent and warrant that Your use of the Services shall not infringe the intellectual property or other proprietary rights of Aonap or any third party. You further acknowledge that all right, title and interest in any and all technology, including the software that is part of or provided with the Services and any trademarks or service marks of Aonap is owned by Aonap and/or its licensors. Unless otherwise specifically provided in this Agreement, You shall have no right, title, claims or interest in or to Aonap’s intellectual property.
You shall not copy, modify or translate any Aonap intellectual property or related documentation, or decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer same, to use it other than in connection with the Services, or grant any other person or entity the right to do so. Unless otherwise specifically provided in this Agreement, You are not authorized to distribute or to authorize others to distribute Aonap intellectual property in any manner without the prior written consent of Aonap.
Aonap respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask You to do the same. Aonap may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers.
Waiver and Modification
Except as otherwise provided herein, this Agreement may not be amended except through a writing executed by the parties. Any failure or delay in exercising any right, remedy, or power under this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, or power hereunder preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, or power provided herein or by law or in equity. The waiver by any party of the time for performance of any act or condition hereunder shall not constitute a waiver of the act or condition itself.
Assignment and Severability
This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of You, Aonap and their respective successors, and assigns. You may not assign this Agreement without the prior written consent of Aonap, which consent will not be unreasonably withheld. If any provision of this Agreement shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable, or void, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
Additional Incorporated Agreements
Additional amendments to the Agreements, when noted, are amendments to this Agreement and are to be incorporated into it. Examples include terms and conditions for promotional offers and other additional terms and conditions.
Aonap reserves the right to modify this agreement as needed without notice, and You agree that by creating, using, or otherwise engaging in business with Aonap, that You have fully read, fully understand and agree to these Terms and Conditions. You understand that the Terms and Conditions in the Agreement are legally binding and that you are authorized to enter into such agreements on behalf of Your organization or Yourself.