The Terms and Conditions set forth herein constitute the full and complete agreement between you and Dnet Internet Services (hereinafter referred to as "Sitedart"). Your agreement to be bound by these terms is acknowledged by your use of the Sitedart Web Site, Hosting Services, Support Services, VPS Services and any Sitedart software made available to you. The terms contained herein supersede and replace any other agreement or negotiation between you and Sitedart whether oral, written or otherwise including any statements made by any representative of Sitedart at any time.
1.1 Fees - Sitedart charges the following fees where applicable. All such fees are subject to change with 30 days notice. Not all fees are applicable to all accounts.
1.1.1 Set-Up Fee - This is a one-time fee that may that be charged in connection with the establishment of a new account.
1.1.1 Service Fee - This is the fee for your monthly, annual, bi-annual, or greater web hosting services.
1.1.2 Domain Registration Fee - This is the fee for the registration of a domain name and is non-refundable.
1.1.3 Other Service Related Fees - These are fees for additional services that you may choose to add to your account.
1.2 Sitedart also reserves the right to alter, change, amend or delete fees at its sole discretion. Sitedart further reserves the right to institute new services and charge fees in association with the provision of such new services as it deems appropriate.
1.3 Sitedart reserves the right to offer subsequent promotional rates which may or may not be more favorable than the terms under which you entered this agreement. Any such periodic special rates shall not affect the then existing rights and responsibilities of each party. Sitedart also reserves the right to change the rate charged for any such fee under this agreement with thirty (30) days notice.
1.4 Payment of Fees - Sitedart accepts payment by Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express). In addition, Sitedart may from time to time allow additional forms of payment; however, the offering of a particular form of payment does not obligate Sitedart to continue to offer that form of payment in the future. The current list of payment options will be displayed during the order process. If you have any questions concerning the current available payment options contact us.
1.5 Payment by Credit Card
1.5.1 Prior to activation of your user account and at any applicable time thereafter you agree to allow Sitedart to charge your provided credit/debit card or bank account. You also agree at stated regular intervals that any agreed service fee amount for the stated period (together with any Sitedart set-up charges, registration fees, or any other fees outlined herein) may be applicable. You further authorize Sitedart to charge your credit card or bank account for all subsequent period fees at (or a reasonable period in advance of) the commencement of any such subsequent period. You agree to maintain current valid existing credit card or bank account information with Sitedart for the purpose of satisfying the Sitedart charges as they become due. Refusal or rejection of any such charge or any portion thereof is grounds for account suspension and termination at the sole option of Sitedart under Paragraph 9 herein. An administrative fee of $25.00 may be charged for the refusal, rejection or return of any such charge for any reason whatsoever or any portion thereof. In addition, refusal, rejection or return of any such charge for any reason whatsoever or any portion thereof is grounds for account suspension and termination at the sole option of Sitedart under Paragraph 9 herein.
For the term of the agreement as set forth herein Sitedart agrees to provide Web Hosting Services according to the plan selected by you upon activation of your account. Sitedart reserves the right to change, amend and otherwise alter the services provided with equivalent or otherwise equal services without prior notice to you. The specifics of any particular offer are contained within the offer itself as published on the Sitedart website at the time you create your account and remain in effect throughout the term of your agreement. The specifics of all current offers are located within the Sitedart Website located at www.sitedart.net. Web Hosting Services shall be defined as server space and data transfer allowances for the purposes of displaying a business or personal website.
4.1 Domain Registration. At Customer's request, Sitedart may also acquire a Second-Level Domain Name ("Domain Name") on behalf of any Customer. Sitedart is an authorized domain name reseller of and utilizes eNom for all domain registration services. Your purchase of domain name registration services is specifically subject to your agreement to the terms of this agreement and the domain registration terms of our registrar at the time of our registration of any domain name on your behalf which are incorporated herein as though set forth at length.
4.2 Sitedart will not own or otherwise control any domain name registered on your behalf under this paragraph. Sitedart provides the Domain Registration Service only as a convenience to you and you hereby waive any and all claims which you may have, or which may later arise, against Sitedart for any and all damages, losses, claims or expenses arising out of or related to the acquisition, registration and use of the Domain Name. You hereby agree to pay any costs incurred by Sitedart to register and maintain the Domain Name on your behalf by Sitedart under the payment provisions of this agreement elsewhere herein.
4.4 You shall provide to Sitedart accurate and reliable contact details and promptly correct and update them during the term of the Registered Name registration, including: the full name, postal address, email address, voice telephone number, and fax number if available of the Registered Name Holder; name of authorized person for contact purposes in the case of an Registered Name Holder that is an organization, association, or corporation.
4.5 Any willful provision of inaccurate, incomplete or unreliable information, willful failure to promptly update information provided to Sitedart, or failure to respond for over fifteen calendar days to inquiries by Sitedart concerning the accuracy of contact details associated with the Registered Name Holder's registration shall constitute a material breach of the Registered Name Holder-registrar contract and be a basis for cancellation of the Registered Name registration.
4.6 Any Registered Name Holder that intends to license use of a domain name to a third party is nonetheless the Registered Name Holder of record and is responsible for providing its own full contact information and for providing and updating accurate technical and administrative contact information adequate to facilitate timely resolution of any problems that arise in connection with the Registered Name. A Registered Name Holder licensing use of a Registered Name according to this provision shall accept liability for harm caused by wrongful use of the Registered Name, unless it promptly discloses the identity of the licensee to a party providing the Registered Name Holder reasonable evidence of actionable harm.
Sitedart strictly enforces compliance with its Acceptable Use Policy which may be found on the Sitedart Website located http://www.sitedart.com/legal/acceptable-use-policy/. The terms of the Acceptable Use Policy are incorporated into this agreement as though they were fully set forth at length herein. You agree to maintain your website in full compliance with the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy. Failure to so comply is cause for immediate suspension and termination under paragraph (9) herein. Sitedart reserves the right to refuse to provide service to anyone at their sole option.
Sitedart, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, hereby grants you a non-exclusive, limited, personal, license to use the Sitedart Web Hosting Service for the term of the agreement as set forth herein. Your rights under this agreement may be assigned only upon prior notice and express approval by Sitedart. Any other assignment is null and void.
7.1 It is understood and agreed that during the term of this agreement and thereafter you may come into possession of information which is the confidential and proprietary information of Sitedart including but not limited to the Sitedart customer service and maintenance tools. You acknowledge that all right and title to any such Sitedart intellectual property shall remain the sole property of Sitedart and that you have no right, title or interest therein. You further agree not to provide access to the Sitedart services to any third party. You agree that you are not to assist any third party or to instigate yourself in any way to use, translate, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, modify, reproduce, rent, lease, lend, license, distribute, market or otherwise dispose of any portion of the Sitedart Services. Any and all right or title to any engineering, coding, programming or customer service work-around or other modification of the Sitedart service shall also remain the sole property of Sitedart.
7.2 During the term of this agreement you may have access to certain information and materials relating to the Sitedart business, customers, software technology and marketing which Sitedart treats as confidential (hereinafter "Confidential Information"). You agree to at all times during the term of this agreement and otherwise as set forth herein: (i) hold in confidence, and not disclose or reveal to any person or entity, any "Confidential Information" without the express prior written consent of Sitedart; and (ii) not use or disclose any of the "Confidential Information" for any purpose at any time, other than pursuant to your rights under this agreement for the purpose intended. These obligations shall continue indefinitely for so long as the Confidential Information is a trade secret under applicable law and shall continue for three (3) years following termination of this Agreement with respect to Confidential Information, which does not rise to the level of a trade secret.
7.3 You are the sole owner of any information that you post within your account area. Sitedart does not normally review or edit the information posted within your account. Notwithstanding the above Sitedart specifically reserves all right to edit, change, remove or delete any information posted in violation of this policy, the Sitedart Acceptable Use Policy or any applicable law, order or public policy. Sitedart is not your partner, associate, joint venturer or agent with respect to any information placed by you on the Sitedart servers.
The initial term of this agreement shall be the period selected by you at the commencement of your account. Periodic accounts (monthly, annual, biannual) are automatically renewed and are charged in the same manner you selected at the commencement of your account. Any Additional services are renewed for the same period as the corresponding hosting service. A listing of all the presently available plans is available on the Sitedart website located at www.sitedart.net.
9.1 Suspension - At the sole option of Sitedart for any reason set forth herein or in the event that you breach any term of this agreement including but not limited to Section 1 (Payment of Fees) or any violation of the Sitedart Acceptable Use Policy, Sitedart may suspend your account by deactivating any access by you and by web users to any information contained on the Sitedart servers related to your account while maintaining the information and data related to your account upon the Sitedart servers. Suspension shall specifically include the disabling of your hosted domain and any access to information or data related to your account. In the event of any such suspension you will be notified. At the option of Sitedart you may be given an opportunity to correct such breach or violation. Upon being notified of an opportunity to correct such breach or violation, if such breach or violation is not corrected the account may be terminated under paragraph 9.2. Service charges will continue to accrue on suspended accounts as if they were not suspended. You will remain responsible for the payment of any such charges during any such period of suspension.
9.2 Termination - This agreement and all of its terms shall remain in full force and effect until it is terminated. Termination shall include the removal of any and all of your information from the Sitedart servers. Such information or data may or may not be made available to you by Sitedart after any such termination. This agreement may be terminated either (a) after a period of suspension as set forth in paragraph 9.1 or (b) except as otherwise stated herein by either party upon 45 days notice in advance of a renewal period for any reason.
9.3 In the event of termination under paragraph 9.2(a) there will be no refund provided to you. In addition, Sitedart may charge you an additional termination fee not to exceed $100.00 at its sole option. The assessment of this termination fee shall not affect the rights of Sitedart to recover from your losses, damages, indemnity, defense costs, expert costs, collection costs and attorney's fees or other costs of any kind as may be applicable under North Carolina Law.
10.1 You hereby consent and agree that as to any information which Sitedart may collect from you and maintain with respect to you, including but not limited to your account information, dates of service, billing address, billing records, usage statistics, site statistics, services purchased, domain name purchases, correspondence to or from Sitedart concerning you or your account, or other information which in Sitedart sole judgment is reasonable, Sitedart may disclose such information to public or private third parties as applicable law may require or permit. The decision as to whether to disclose such information as may be required, permitted or otherwise reasonable shall be within the sole discretion of Sitedart and may include but shall not be limited to (1) compliance with court order, subpoena or other request of any State or Federal government, (2) compliance with the Electronic Communications Decency Act, (3) compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (3) compliance with the Sitedart Terms of Service or other policies.
10.2 During and after the term of this agreement you agree to receive periodic emails, telephone calls, or SMS messages containing commercial offers from Sitedart and certain approved marketing partners in regards to Sitedart or such partner products and services. We may also contact you concerning your account, system conditions, changes, updates and schedules.
10.3 You agree to provide and at all times during the term of this agreement maintain true and accurate account information on file with Sitedart specifically including your Name, Address, Email address, telephone number, billing information and any other account information requested at any time during the sign up process. You further agree that the failure to provide or maintain such accurate information is a material breach of this agreement and subjects your account to suspension and termination as set forth in paragraph nine (9) herein.
11.1 Any notice under this agreement shall be given by Sitedart to you via email at the address provided by you to Sitedart at the commencement of this agreement or as Sitedart is subsequently advised. Notice to you at this address is deemed sufficient regardless of your receipt of such email. If you wish to update your email address you should do so by contacting customer service via the Sitedart website located at http://www.sitedart.com/contact-us/.
11.2 Any notice by you to Sitedart shall be made by telephone to a customer service representative at 877-790-7263 during Sitedart's regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time and is effective only upon receipt by Sitedart of any such notice. Such notice may also be sent via United States Mail to the following Address:
Dnet Internet Services
208 E. Palmer Street
Franklin, NC 28734
Sections 1, 3 through 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, and 16 through 22, inclusive, of this agreement shall survive the termination of this agreement and shall remain in full force and effect after any such termination.
13.1 Sitedart makes every reasonable effort to maintain operation of the Sitedart service; however, because many events and circumstances are beyond the control of Sitedart, Sitedart does not in any way warrant or otherwise guarantee the availability of the Sitedart system or servers and is not responsible for any delay or loss of data, lack of connection, slow connection, or any other such issues whether due to the active or passive negligence of Sitedart.
13.2 THE SITEDART SERVICE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
13.3 In general, Sitedart has no control over information contained on the Internet. Information obtained by you from the Internet may be inaccurate, offensive or in some cases even illegal. Sitedart accepts no responsibility for any information which you receive from the Internet. You accept full responsibility to verify the truth and accuracy, legality and ownership of the information that you obtain from the Internet as well as the reputation of the individuals with whom you may deal. Sitedart provides no warranty for any goods or services which you obtain over the Internet nor the compatibility of any such services with the Sitedart system.
13.4 You specifically hereby waive any claim for damages of any kind whether direct, indirect, special, exemplary, punitive, incidental or consequential, loss of profits or loss of business as the result of any action taken in response to any claim of copyright infringement without regard to whether or not the material claimed to have been infringing is later found to be infringing.
13.5 THE TOTAL SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AVAILABLE TO YOU AS THE RESULT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY ACTION OR FAILURE TO ACT WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR OTHERWISE SHALL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF SERVICE FEES PAID BY YOU TO SITEDART IN THE THREE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PROCEEDING ANY ALLEGATION OF ENTITLEMENT TO SUCH REMEDY. IN NO EVENT SHALL SITEDART BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF BUSINESS AS THE RESULT OF ANY SUCH ACTION OR INACTION WITHOUT REGARD TO THE LIKELIHOOD OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES.
14.1 You agree to fully defend and indemnify and hold harmless Sitedart of and from any and all third party claims, causes of action, demands, costs, damages including both direct and consequential damages, specifically including attorneys fees and costs, expert fees and costs and mediation and arbitration fees and costs incurred (whether paid or not) as the result of any breach or claim of breach of this agreement or your negligence whether active or passive or any negligence of Sitedart in any way related to your use of the Sitedart service or any portion thereof.
14.2 You agree to fully defend and indemnify and hold harmless Sitedart of and from any and all third party claims, causes of action, demands, costs, damages including both direct and consequential damages, specifically including attorneys fees and costs, expert fees and costs and mediation and arbitration fees and costs incurred (whether paid or not) as the result of any violation or claimed violation of any copyright or other intellectual property right of any third party which is in any way related to your use of the Sitedart service or any portion thereof. Choice of counsel remains exclusively that of Sitedart
14.3 You agree that upon the assignment of your user ID and password that you will maintain the confidentiality of your account information and assume all responsibility of and from any loss, theft or other destruction of any data as the result of any access to your account via the use of your user ID. You further agree to defend and indemnify and hold harmless Sitedart of and from any and all third party claims, causes of action, demands, costs, damages including both direct and consequential damages, specifically including attorneys fees and costs, expert fees and costs and mediation and arbitration fees and costs incurred (whether paid or not) as the result of any claim for damages in any way related to the disclosure of your confidential User ID and Password information. Choice of counsel remains exclusively that of Sitedart.
Either party to this agreement shall be excused from any delay or failure in performance hereunder caused by reason of any occurrence or contingency beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to, acts of God, earthquake, labor disputes and strikes, riots, war, and governmental requirements. The obligations and rights of the party so excused shall be extended on a day-to-day basis for the period of time equal to that of the underlying cause of the delay.
Software available in connection with the Sitedart services is subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from Sitedart or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of U.S. export laws. Downloading or using the any downloaded Software or software component is at your sole risk.
Your rights under this agreement may be assigned only upon prior notice and express approval by Sitedart. Sitedart may assign its rights hereunder to any person or entity who shall become a principal owner, or shareholder of Sitedart. Any other attempted transfer or assignment of rights hereunder shall be null and void ab initio.
If any term, clause or provision hereof is held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the validity or operation of any other term, clause or provision and such invalid term, clause or provision shall be deemed to be severed from the Agreement.
This Agreement shall be interpreted under the laws of the State of North Carolina without regard to any conflict of laws or provisions. Any action between the parties to this agreement for the breach of this agreement or any action or claim in any way relating thereto shall be enforced in the Superior Court of the State of North Carolina, County of Macon. The parties to this agreement hereby consent to jurisdiction in that court and agree to accept service by mail and hereby waive any defense of any kind related to jurisdiction or venue.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this agreement, Sitedart is not your agent, partner or joint venturer in any respect.
Sitedart may without advance notice amend this Agreement from time to time, and will do so by posting the new Agreement on the Sitedart web site in place of the old. Each and every such amendment shall be become effective immediately for all pre-existing and future accounts.
22.1 Copyright Infringement Claims - Any notice concerning any claim of copyright infringement should be addressed to Dnet Internet Services - Sitedart Division, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIM, 208 E. Palmer Street, Franklin, NC 28734 Telephone (877) 790-7263 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
22.2 North Carolina - Pursuant to the terms of North Carolina Electronic Commerce Act of 1998, please be advised that as may be applicable to you under North Carolina Law if you are unsatisfied with the manner in which a complaint that you may have regarding the Sitedart service you may contact and file a complaint with the North Carolina Office of the Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division - in writing at: Mail Service Center 9001, Raleigh, NC 27699-9001, or by telephone at (919) 716-6000
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