Contract for Host4u2 Hosting & Software License(s)

The following agreement is between Host4u2 Hosting, LLC, (here forth known as "Host4u2"), a Michigan Company, of Redford, MI, 48239, and you (here forth know as "Client").

WHEREAS, Host4u2 is an information provider connected to the Internet. Host4u2 offers data storage and transfer services over the Internet through access to its equipment;

WHEREAS, Client seeks to utilize Host4u2's furnished equipment and software for its own purposes;

WHEREAS, the parties acknowledge that the Internet is neither owned nor controlled by any one entity; therefore, host4u2 can make no guarantee that any given person on-line shall be able to access anyone of Host4u2's furnished webservers at any given time. Host4u2 represents that it shall make every good faith effort to ensure that its furnished equipment is available as widely as possible and with as little service interruption as possible;

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises contained herein, the parties agree as follows;

I. Age:

The Client certifies that he or she is at least 18 years of age. If the client is not at least 18 years of age, then his/her legal guardian to act on that guardian’s behalf has granted him the permission. Under these circumstances, the underage client has been granted permission to use Host4u2's services and enter into this agreement on behalf of the legal guardian.

II. Financial Arrangements:

1. Client agrees to a minimum one (1) month contract, beginning upon Host4u2's receipt by fax, postal mail or e-mail of client's order.

  1. Only 1 and 3 Month accounts have a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

  1. This agreement will automatically renew and be billed for the same successive period(s) specified by the client on the initial order. This agreement will renew every 1,3, 6, or 12 months unless canceled in writing at least 7 days prior to the renewal date.

  1. Canceling an account MUST be done through the form provided in the Client’s Area and bear the client’s current password to verify his/her request.

III. Taxes:

Host4u2 shall not be liable for any taxes or other fees to be paid in accordance with or related to purchases made from Client or Host4u2's furnished equipment. Client agrees to take full responsibility for all taxes and fees of any nature associated with such products sold.

III. Material and Products:

Client will provide Host4u2 with material and data in a condition that is "server-ready", which is in a form requiring no additional manipulation on the part of Host4u2. Host4u2 shall make no effort to validate this information for content, correctness or usability.

IV. Competency

Use of Host4u2's service requires a certain level of knowledge in the use Internet languages, protocols, and software. This level of knowledge varies depending on the anticipated use and desired content of Client's Web space by the Client.

The following examples are offered:

Web Publishing: requires knowledge of HTML, properly locating and linking documents, FTPing documents, creating graphics, text, sound, image mapping, etc.

CGI-Scripts: requires a knowledge of the UNIX environment, TAR & GUNZIP commands, Perl, C Shell scripts, permissions, etc.

E-mail: a knowledge of POP3 service, mail forwarding, use of mail clients to receive mail, etc.

The Client agrees that he or she has necessary knowledge to create utilize Host4u2's service without reliance on Host4u2. Client agrees that it is not the responsibility of Host4u2 to provide this knowledge or Customer Support outside of the defined service of Host4u2.

V. Content

1. Host4u2 will exercise no control whatsoever over the content of the information passing through the network. Host4u2 makes no warranties or representations of any kind, whether expressed or implied for the service it is providing. Host4u2 also disclaims any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose and will not be responsible for any damages that may be suffered by the Client, including loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries or service interruptions by any cause or errors or omissions of the Client. Use of any information obtained by way of Host4u2 is at the Client's own risk, and Host4u2 specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its services. Connection speed represents the speed of a connection to and does not represent guarantees of available end-to-end bandwidth. Host4u2 expressly limits its damages to the Client for any non-accessibility time or other down time to the prorated monthly charge during the system unavailability. Host4u2 specifically denies any responsibilities for any damages arising as a consequence of such unavailability.

2. In the event that any particular clients' material is not "Server-ready", Host4u2 may, at its option and at any time, reject this material, including, but not limited to after it has been put on Host4u2's webservers. This includes Host4u2's right to disable such non-"Server-ready" materials, such as CGI scripts or programs which consume an unreasonable amount of CPU (Central Processing Unit) usage or RAM (Random Access Memory) as determined by Host4u2 may also at its discretion at any time, suspend access to any client's website without notice, due to over-consumption of bandwidth (exceeding 17,000MB/day transfer), CPU usage, or any other reason which might effect the performance of Host4u2 services. Host4u2 agrees to notify Client immediately of its refusal of the material and/or suspension of the account and afford Client the opportunity to amend or modify the material to satisfy the needs and/or requirements of If the Client fails to modify the material, as directed by Host4u2, within a reasonable period of time established by Host4u2, the Agreement shall be deemed to be terminated.

VI. Acceptable Uses

Client is expected to use the Internet with respect, courtesy, and responsibility, giving due regard to the rights of other Internet users. Client is expected to use his/her account for the purposes of maintaining a website only. Common sense is the best guide as to what is considered acceptable use.

1. Adult Material Restrictions

Host4u2 forbids websites with adult graphic content (softcore and/or hardcore), including, but not limited to, banners advertising any adult website(s), child pornography, and distribution of adult website passwords. Client's whose accounts are found in violation of this policy may, at the discretion of, have their account(s) terminated without notice and are subject to a maximum $250 clean-up/disconnection fee.

2. File Distribution/Mirroring

Host4u2 forbids use of service for those who provide mirroring service for other website or websites, and/or whose primary purpose is file distribution. Distribution of executable programs, archive files, or other non-visual file types are not welcome. Client’s whose accounts who are found in violation of this policy may, at the discretion of Host4u2, have their account(s) terminated without notice.

3. Hate Material Restrictions

Hatred messages including racism, sexism, or content promoting one particular race, sex, or nationality as superior and/or another race, sex, or nationality as inferior is unacceptable. Client's whose accounts are found in violation of this policy may, at the discretion of Host4u2, have their account(s) terminated without notice and are subject to a maximum $250 clean-up/disconnection fee.

4. Illegal Activity Restrictions

Client's whose website promotes activities that violate federal, state, local laws and/or violation of U.S. export restrictions are also not welcome at Host4u2. This includes "warez" sites (freely distributing copyright programs), or sites promoting hacking and/or cracking programs. Client's whose accounts are found in violation of this policy may, at the discretion of Host4u2, have their account(s) terminated without notice and are subject to a maximum $250 clean-up/disconnection fee. Additionally, Host4u2 may contact the Software Piracy Association ("SPA") and release any information in connection with any illegal activities relating to software piracy on the Client's account.

Spamming/Phishing/Mailbombing/Trolling Restrictions/Mailing Lists

Spamming is the sending of unsolicited e-mail, regardless of size or volume, to persons the sender does not know or have prior consent to send the message to. Using fictitious e-mail addresses @Host4u2 or any domain name hosted with Host4u2 is strictly forbidden. Spamming also includes sending unsolicited advertisements to numerous email addresses or newsgroups and/or generating a significantly higher volume of outgoing email than a normal user. A violation of this policy extends to clients who send unsolicited e-mail from a domain name not affiliated or hosted with Host4u2 but the mail message makes mention of a website hosted with Host4u2.

Host4u2 allows clients to send mailings to subscribers of their own mailing list. Such mailings must have explicit instructions to the recipient on how to remove his/her name from the list, and all requests to do so must be honored immediately. Client agrees not to send mailings to lists provided by an outside agency or individual. Client further agrees not to provide mailing list services to others. Due to the nature of a shared-server environment, Host4u2 requests that mailing lists be sent during non-peak hours, specifically between the hours of 1:00 am and 5:00 am, Central Time. Host4u2 reserves the right to terminate a client's mailing program, whether provided by Host4u2 or not, immediately and without notification to client if said list causes a problem with the e-mail services of other clients. Host4u2 also reserves the right to forbid a client from utilizing any mail-sending program that jeopardizes the mail services of other clients.

Due to the consumption of system resources and overloading of the e-mail server, Host4u2 forbids the use of the Gossamer Links program by any client.

Trolling, the posting of outrageous messages to generate numerous responses is also not allowed. Mailbombing, the sending of multiple messages without significant new content to the same user and/or subscribing someone else to a mailing list without that person's permission, cross-posting articles to an excessive number of newsgroups, or attempting without authorization to enter into a secured computer system is strictly forbidden. Host4u2 reserves the right to determine what constitutes abuse of this policy. Clients whose accounts are found in violation of this policy may, at the discretion of Host4u2 have their account(s) terminated without notice and are subject to a maximum $300 clean-up/disconnection fee.

Phishing, The act of sending email that falsely claims to be from a legitimate organization. This is usually combined with a threat or request for information: for example, that an account will close, a balance is due, or information is missing from an account. The email will ask the recipient to supply confidential information, such as bank account details, PINs or passwords; these details are then used by the owners of the website to conduct fraud. Clients whose accounts are found in violation of this policy may, at the discretion of Host4u2, have their account(s) terminated without notice and are subject to a maximum $300 clean-up/disconnection fee.

6. IRC Bots Restrictions

IRC Bots, or any other automaton programs written in C, Perl or IRC-script used specifically in conjunction with IRC are not allowed. These programs tie up system resources and are in no way related to maintaining a website. Clients are not allowed to have any programs, including but not limited to, Eggdrop, or any other IRC-related programs, within their account. Client agrees not to upload the tar file for any of these programs or to execute them within their account. The first violation of this policy will result in the IRC-related program to be removed from the Client's account and Host4u2 will notify the Client immediately of the violation. The second violation of this policy may, at the discretion of Host4u2, result in the Client's account(s) being terminated without notice and a maximum $100 clean-up/disconnection fee.

7. Copyright Restrictions

It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that all information within their account is their own work. Due to distribution rights of shareware programs, clients may not distribute freeware software programs unless the programs are their own work. Copyrighted materials include art, music and other works. MP3 is a popular file format for encoding music. While we do not ban MP3s, we do ask that any MP3s you have on your website are not in violation of any copyrights. Copyrighted music, in any format, cannot be placed within client's account. Clients agree to indemnify Host4u2 of any possible litigation involving trademark or copyrighted materials. The best rule to follow is not to copy work from someone else unless you have been granted permission to use these materials on your website.

Client agrees not to modify any copyright notices in features (Perl programs, etc.) provided by Host4u2. Modification of scripts provided by Host4u2 without written permission is strictly prohibited.

The first violation of this policy will result in the copyrighted material being removed from the Client's account and Host4u2 will notify the Client immediately of the violation. The second violation of this policy may, at the discretion of Host4u2, result in the Client's account(s) terminated without notice and a maximum $100 clean-up/disconnection fee.

8. Emulator/ROM Restrictions

Client agrees not to store Game-emulators or ROMs within their account. These emulators/ROMS commonly violate copyright law and therefore are not allowed at Host4u2. Any emulator(s), or programs that will allow you to play certain ROMs for a specific game console or computer or ROM(s), (read only memory) game cartridges in binary format are prohibited. If these programs are found within the Client's account, it may, at the discretion of Host4u2, result in the Client's account(s) terminated without notice and a maximum $100 clean-up/disconnection fee.

9. Excessive CPU/RAM Usage

Client agrees to take all responsibility for all programs including CGI scripts executed under their account. Programs that consume an excessive amount of CPU run time or Random Access Memory (RAM) are not permitted. Client agrees and understands that such excessive use can have an adverse effect on the performance of the webserver. Client agrees to accept responsibility for programs executed under his/her account, regardless of who authored the program. The use of cgi or html chat scripts or pages is strictly prohibited. Host4u2 provides two (2) acceptable chat programs for clients at no charge. Host4u2 reserves the right to suspend accounts without notice to clients who violate these terms. Host4u2 has sole discretion over what constitutes excessive usage.

Programs provided by Host4u2 as an installable feature are not exempt from this policy. While every efforts is made on Host4u2's end to ensure the program it provides are efficient, problems with excessive usage on particular programs may occur.

VII. Software End-User License Agreement

This End-User License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and Host4u2 Corporation for Internet-related services, which includes proprietary software ("SOFTWARE PRODUCT"). The SOFTWARE PRODUCT also includes any updates and supplements to the original SOFTWARE PRODUCT provided to you by Host4u2. Any software provided along with any Internet-related service that is associated with a separate end-user license agreement is licensed to you under the terms of that license agreement. By accessing, downloading, and/or using the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, you agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree to the terms of this EULA, then you are prohibited from opening an account with Host4u2.

The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed, not sold. This SOFTWARE PRODUCT pertains to, but is not limited to, The Personal Control Panel.

1. Grant of Licensee.

This EULA grants you the following rights:

* Access:

You may access the SOFTWARE PRODUCT via the World Wide Web only (not Telnet or File Transfer Protocol) at anytime using a standard Internet browser including, but not limited to, Netscape Navigator and/or Microsoft Internet Explorer.

* Usage:

You may also use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT for its indented use on your account only. This includes setting up features, editing files, and configuring e-mail options.

2. Description of Other Rights and Limitations

* Limitations on Reverse Engineering, Copying, and Disassembly:

You may not reverse engineer, copy, or disassemble the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation. Any attempt by the end-user to reverse engineer, copy, or disassemble the SOFTWARE PRODUCT regardless of intent will result in immediate termination of his/her account without notification and possible legal action at the discretion of Host4u2.

* Separation of Components.

The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed as a single product and its component parts may not be separated.

* Trademarks.

This EULA does not grant you any rights in connection with any trademarks or service marks of Host4u2.

* Termination.

Without prejudice to any other rights, Host4u2 may terminate this EULA if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this EULA. In such event, your account can be terminated without notice by Host4u2.

3. Copyright

All title and intellectual property rights in and to the SOFTWARE PRODUCT (including but not limited to any images, photographs, animations, video, audio, music, CGI scripts, C programs, Tcl scripts, HTML code, text, JavaScript (including VBScript), and "applets" incorporated into the SOFTWARE PRODUCT), the accompanying printed materials, and any copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT are owned wholly by Host4u2. All title and intellectual property rights in and to the content which may be accessed through use of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT is the property of the respective content owner and may be protected by applicable copyright or other intellectual property laws and treaties. This EULA grants you no rights to use such content. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by Host4u2.

4. U.S. Government Restricted Rights

The SOFTWARE PRODUCT and documentation are provided with RESTRICTED RIGHTS. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 or subparagraphs (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software--Restricted Rights at 48 CFR 52.227-19, as applicable.

Limited Warranty

Host4u2 warrants that (a) the SOFTWARE PRODUCT will perform substantially in accordance with the accompanying written materials for a period of twenty (20) days from the date the end-user opens his/her account, and (b) any Support Services provided by Host4u2 shall be substantially as described in applicable materials provided to you by Host4u2 via the Host4u2 Support Website, and the Host4u2 technical support staff will make commercially reasonable efforts to solve any problem. To the extent allowed by applicable law, implied warranties on the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, if any, are limited to ninety (90) days. Some states/jurisdictions do not allow limitations on duration of an implied warranty, so the above limitation may not apply to you.

Client Remedies

Host4u2's and its resellers' entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be, at Host4u2's option, either (a) return of the initial price paid less setup fees, if any, or (b) repair or replacement of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT that does not meet Host4u2's Limited Warranty. This Limited Warranty is void if failure of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT has resulted from accident, abuse, or misapplication. Any replacement SOFTWARE PRODUCT will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (10) days, whichever is longer.

No Other Warranties


Limitation of Liability


VII. Trademarks & Copyrights:

Client warrants that it has the right to use the applicable trademarks, if any, and grants Host4u2 the right to use such trademarks in connection with Host4u2's service. This includes the right granted by Client to Host4u2 to advertise the Client in conjunction with Host4u2's service.

IIX. Hardware, Equipment & Software:

The customer is responsible for and must provide all telephone, computer, hardware and software equipment and services necessary to access Host4u2. This equipment includes a personal computer equipped with a 2400 baud modem or faster, Internet access via an ISP ("Internet Service Provider"). Host4u2 makes no representations, warranties or assurances that the Customer's equipment will be compatible with the Host4u2 service. Client understands that Host4u2 is not an ISP and therefore will not provide dial-up Internet access for the Client.

X. Internet Etiquette:

Electronic forums such as mail distribution lists and UseNet news groups all have expectations regarding subject area and appropriate etiquette for posting. Users of these forums should be considerate of the expectations and sensitivities of others on the network when posting material for electronic distribution. The network resources of Host4u2 may not be used to impersonate another person or misrepresent authorization to act on behalf of others or Host4u2. All messages transmitted via Host4u2 should correctly identify the sender; users may not alter the attribution of origin in electronic mail messages or posting. Users must not attempt to undermine the security or integrity of computing systems or networks and must not attempt to gain unauthorized access.

XI. Service Guarantee

Host4u2 will extend a 30 day conditional money-back guarantee to Client if Client purchased Host4u2’s virtual server hosting service. This service guarantee shall begin upon the setup of Client's account and shall expire thirty days later. Client has the right to cancel his/her contract with Host4u2 by providing written notice to Host4u2 stating the Client's intent to cancel within their 30 day period. The written cancellation notice shall entitle the Client to a refund of any monies paid less any setup fees incurred.

1. Service Related

Client must cancel his/her account with Host4u2 due to interruption in service only. This includes "downtime", power outages resulting in the inability of Host4u2 to provide the service promised, or errors within the software provided and verified by Host4u2.

2. Limitations

Client is not entitled to any sort of refund due to ignorance of Host4u2's underlying service or payment policies. This includes, but is not limited to, cancellation because of a three month minimum payment upfront, Host4u2 not providing dial-up Internet access, problems registering or transferring any domain, U.S. top-level or foreign, getting programs (CGI scripts) or features (search engines, guest books, etc.) working on the Client's account. Accounts sold through any of Host4u2's resellers or their resellers are not eligible for a refund of any services under the money-back guarantee. Client may not be entitled to any sort of refund because he/she had violated any one of the seven restrictions outlined in the acceptable uses policy above, even if the Client provided written notice within 30 days for a service-related reason. Client will not be entitled to a refund for cancellation due to the fact that he/she did not read our acceptable uses and later learned that his/her content violates our acceptable uses. Acts of God, including but not limited to, earthquakes, thunderstorms, or fires which result in an interruption in service, are exempt from the service guarantee. Because these circumstances are beyond the control of Host4u2, the service guarantee will be void under these conditions. However, Host4u2 will make every good faith effort to reinstate service to Client as quickly as possible.

XII. Termination:

Either party, without cause, may terminate this Agreement by giving the other party 30 days written notice. Notwithstanding the above, Host4u2 may terminate service under this Agreement at any time, without penalty, and collect any termination fees as outlined above if the Client fails to comply with the terms of this Agreement.

IIXV: Reseller Agreement

If at any time Client chooses to take part in Host4u2's reseller program, then client agrees not to hold Host4u2 liable for any and all misfortunes relating to the underlying service provided. Resellers of Host4u2 are not agents, employees, or contractors of Host4u2. Client agrees to take responsibility for the technical support of his/her clients. Client agrees to be responsible for the registration of any domain name(s) requested by his/her clients.

IXV. Limited Liability:

1. Client expressly agrees that use of Host4u2's equipment is at Client's sole risk. Neither Host4u2, its employees, affiliates, agents, third party information providers, resellers or the like, warrant that Host4u2's service will not be interrupted or error free; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the service or as to the accuracy, reliability or content of any information service or merchandise contained in or provided through Host4u2, unless otherwise expressly stated in this Agreement.

2. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall Host4u2, its offices, agents or any one else involved in creating, producing or distributing Host4u2's service be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of or inability to use of Host4u2's service; or that results from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation, or transmission or any failure of performance, whether or not limited to acts of God, communication failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to Host4u2's records, programs or services. Client hereby acknowledges that this paragraph shall apply to all content on Host4u2's Server service.

3. Notwithstanding the above, Client's exclusive remedies for all damages, losses and causes of actions whether in contract, tort including negligence or otherwise, shall not exceed the aggregate dollar amount which Client paid during the term of this Agreement and any reasonable attorney's fee and court costs.

XV. Indemnification:

Client agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold Host4u2 harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorneys' fees, ("Liabilities") asserted against Host4u2, its agents, its customers, resellers and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to be performed or any product sold by Client, its agents, employees or assigns. Client agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Host4u2 against Liabilities arising out of (i) any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with Host4u2's equipment; (ii) any material supplied by Client infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party; (iii) copyright infringement and (iv) any defective product which Client sold using Host4u2's service.

XVI. Contract Revisions:

Revisions to this Contract will be applicable to previous Contracts. Revisions will be considered agreed to by the Client on renewal of Host4u2 service as specified in Section I, Financial Arrangements.

This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding of the parties. Any changes or modifications to this Contract thereto are agreed to by both parties upon renewal of services.

This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri and of the Internet.

By placing an order for Host4u2's services, both parties agree to the terms of this contract as outlined above.