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VIRGINIA HOSTING  WEB HOSTING CUSTOMER AGREEMENT

By and between VIRGINIA HOSTING the Web Hosting customer, who will be referred to in this document as "Customer". The parties agree to the following, which shall apply during the term of this agreement:

1. DEFINITIONS:
A. "Plans" means proposals for offering various services to be provided by
VIRGINIA HOSTING, as listed online at: http://host.virginiahost.com/pricing.htm

B. "Customer" means an end user who is utilizing Web Hosting services provided by VIRGINIA HOSTING.

2. PRICES
All prices for Plans provided by
VIRGINIA HOSTING to Customer are US dollars. Customer may pay VIRGINIA HOSTING for its services in US, Euro, or Canadian dollars.

3. ORDER ACCEPTANCE, PAYMENT
A. All orders are subject to acceptance by
VIRGINIA HOSTING. An order will be deemed accepted by VIRGINIA HOSTING when written (e-mail) confirmation of the order is sent to Customer. VIRGINIA HOSTING may refuse to accept or delay acceptance of any order for any reason.

B. Payment and Terms: Payment shall be made in US, Canadian, or Euro dollars to VIRGINIA HOSTING. Payments are due upon account activation and future renewal. If due to bank charges, transfer fees, or the like, VIRGINIA HOSTING should receive less than its invoice amount, VIRGINIA HOSTING will re-invoice Customer for the shortfall. Should payment in full of any invoice (aside from such shortfalls) not be received by VIRGINIA HOSTING within thirty (30) days after activation or renewal, VIRGINIA HOSTING may discontinue, withhold, or suspend services to Customer.

C.
All plans are automatically renewed at the end of the expiration period for the same duration of the previous subscribed period.  Cancellations must be sent to billing@virginiahost.com prior to a renewal date to cancel any future charges.  Any cancellation request received after the renewal date has past will be at the discretion of virginiahost.com to reimburse a partial refund.  Cancellation fees, late fees, reseller and yearly discounts will be applied/removed before determining refund amounts.  A copy of the email requesting cancellation may be required in order to determine the official cancellation date and will be reflected accordingly.

4. DUTIES OF
VIRGINIA HOSTING
VIRGINIA HOSTING will acquire an Internet Domain Name (from any valid Domain Registration Company) on behalf of the Customer, as specified.  Any costs of VIRGINIA HOSTING in obtaining or maintaining a domain name for Customer shall be immediately reimbursed to VIRGINIA HOSTING upon invoice from VIRGINIA HOSTING to Customer.  virginiahost.com does not warranty that it's registration services are successful, whether a domain is actually acquired or reserved on behalf of Customer.  Under no circumstances will virginiahost.com HOSTING be held reliable for losses or damages suffered by Customer resulting from delays in the registration process or failure to acquire such said intellectual property.

5. LIMITATION OF
VIRGINIA HOSTING's OBLIGATIONS AND LIABILITY
A.
VIRGINIA HOSTING will utilize its best efforts to maintain acceptable performance of services contracted for, but VIRGINIA HOSTING makes absolutely no warranties whatsoever, express or implied, including warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. VIRGINIA HOSTING cannot guarantee continuous service, service at any particular time, or integrity of data stored or transmitted via its system or via the Internet. VIRGINIA HOSTING will not be liable for the inadvertent disclosure of, or corruption or erasure of, data transmitted or received or stored on its system. VIRGINIA HOSTING shall not be liable to Customer for any claims or damages which may be suffered by Customer, including, but not limited to, losses or damages of any and every nature, resulting from the loss of data, inability to access Internet, or inability to transmit or receive information, caused by, or resulting from, delays, non-deliveries, or service interruptions whether or not caused by the fault or negligence of VIRGINIA HOSTING.

B. VIRGINIA HOSTING may discontinue servicing any Plan, or may require fulfillment of conditions VIRGINIA HOSTING may choose to impose as a prerequisite for continuing to service any Plan. VIRGINIA HOSTING agrees to provide Customer with reasonable notice via e-mail or fax of any such intent to discontinue or impose conditions unless it is determined that such notice would cause harm to VIRGINIA HOSTING. The following activities are specifically not allowed by VIRGINIA HOSTING and will result in IMMEDIATE account termination: Running ADULT web sites, Running HATE web sites, participation in undirected bulk e-mail delivery (SPAMMING) either through the use of our mail servers or not, GAMBLING web sites, or any sites promoting or participating in ILLEGAL activities.

C. VIRGINIA HOSTING's liability to Customer, and any end user of any Plan or other VIRGINIA HOSTING services is limited to the amount paid to and received by VIRGINIA HOSTING for services not accepted. In no event shall VIRGINIA HOSTING be liable to Customer, or any end user or any other entity for any special, consequential, or other damages, however caused, whether for breach of contract, negligence or otherwise, even if VIRGINIA HOSTING has been advised of the possibility of such damage.

D. Customer will take all necessary measures to preclude VIRGINIA HOSTING from being made a party to any lawsuit or claim regarding VIRGINIA HOSTING services provided to any Customer or end user. Customer hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless VIRGINIA HOSTING from any and all claims of whatever nature brought by any of Customer's customers against VIRGINIA HOSTING in excess of the remedy set forth in paragraph 5(C) .

6. PROPERTY RIGHTS
VIRGINIA HOSTING owns all rights, titles and interests in VIRGINIA HOSTING's trade names, service marks, inventions, copyrights, trade secrets, patents, and know-how relating to the design, function, or operation of Plans and of the hardware and software systems and resources necessary to provide the individual service elements of which they consist. This agreement does not constitute a license to Customer to use VIRGINIA HOSTING's trade names or service marks. The use by Customer of the other property rights mentioned here is authorized only for the purposes of marketing and selling Plans.

7. CONFIDENTIALITY
Customer acknowledges that by reason of its relationship with
VIRGINIA HOSTING hereunder, it may have access to certain information and materials relating to VIRGINIA HOSTING's business, plans, customers, software, and marketing strategies that is confidential and of substantial value to VIRGINIA HOSTING, which value would be impaired if such information were disclosed to third parties. Customer agrees that it will not use in any way for its own account nor for the account of any third party, nor disclose to any third party, any such information revealed to it by VIRGINIA HOSTING. Customer further agrees that it will take every reasonable precaution to protect the confidentiality of such information. In the event of termination of this agreement, there shall be no use or disclosure by the Customer of any such confidential information in its possession, and all confidential materials shall be returned to VIRGINIA HOSTING or destroyed. The provisions of this section shall survive the termination of the agreement for any reason. Upon any breach or threatened breach of this section, VIRGINIA HOSTING shall be entitled to injunctive relief, which relief shall not be contested by Customer.

8. RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES
The relationship between
VIRGINIA HOSTING and Customer is that of vendor and vendee. They shall not be construed as being joint ventures, franchiser/franchisee, or employer/employee. This agreement is a commercial agreement between businesses, not a consumer agreement. Customer has no authority, apparent or otherwise, to contract for or on behalf of VIRGINIA HOSTING, or in any other way legally bind VIRGINIA HOSTING in any fashion, nor shall Customer be authorized to make any representations about VIRGINIA HOSTING or its services other than to set forth VIRGINIA HOSTING's responsibilities as outlined in this agreement.

9. APPLICABLE LAW, JURISDICTIONAL MATTERS
This agreement takes effect when accepted by
VIRGINIA HOSTING in Virginia. It is to be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of Virginia and the United States of America. The federal and state courts of the State of Virginia shall have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any non-arbitral dispute arising out of this agreement. Customer hereby expressly consents to (1) the jurisdiction of the courts of Virginia and (2) service of process being effective upon it by registered mail sent to the address set forth at the beginning of this document, as may be changed from time to time by written notice actually received by VIRGINIA HOSTING. To the extent permissible by the law of Customer's jurisdiction, Customer waives any requirement that service of process or of any documents be made upon it pursuant to the provisions of the Hague Convention.

10. ENTIRE AGREEMENT; MODIFICATIONS
This agreement sets forth the entire agreement and understanding between the parties and merges all prior discussion between them.
VIRGINIA HOSTING may make changes to this agreement upon thirty (30) days' written notice to Customer, advising of the change and the effective date thereof. Utilization of VIRGINIA HOSTING services by Customer and/or its Customers following the effective date of such change shall constitute acceptance by Customer of such change(s). Otherwise, this agreement may not be modified except by the of written consent of both parties.


To this end the parties agree as follows:

Principles Governing Acceptable use of the Internet by the Customer

Responsibility and Respect - The Internet is a network intended for use by mature, adult users. The Customer recognizes this principle and undertakes at all times to act with respect, courtesy and responsibility, giving due regard to the interests and rights of other Internet users. This general guideline carries with it the following specific responsibilities:

a) Knowledge of the Internet - The Customer agrees to obtain a basic knowledge of the Internet and it’s operating principles and procedures.

b) Improper Uses - The Customer will avoid violation of certain generally accepted guidelines on Internet usage such as restrictions on mass mailings and mass advertisements, pirating or copying of software, mail bombing or other methods of attempting to deny service or access to other users, and attempts to violate security.

c) Unsolicited Commercial Email - We strictly prohibits Unsolicited Commercial Email, also known as "spam". This includes using our network to distribute unsolicited bulk email from your site on our servers or using any outside network to send bulk email advertising your site on the Vendor servers. the Vendor reserves the right to immediately terminate any customer account associated with unsolicited email and no refund will be issued for any unused service fees.

d) Compliance with Laws - The Customer will ensure that their use of the Internet complies with all applicable federal, state and local law and regulation, including but not limited to those principles of law which protect against compromise of copyrights, trade secrets, proprietary information and other intellectual property rights, libel or defamation of character, invasion of privacy, tortuous interference, and export of technical or military data to prohibited countries.

e) Validation of Information - The Customer is responsible for validating the integrity of the information and data it receives or transmits over the Internet.

f) Security - The Customer is required to protect the security of its Internet account and usage. The Customer(s) password will be treated as private and confidential and not disclosed to or shared with any third parties.

g) Discretion and Judgment - The Customer is expected to use discretion in the treatment and handling of Internet information and data and to take particular care to insure that adult information is not transmitted to juvenile users of the Internet.

h) Pornography - Due to legal and social issues, we will not accept any customers who publish, store or otherwise process pornographic material. If an existing customer violates this principle, the Vendor reserves the right to immediately terminate the Customer's account and no refund will be issued for any unused service fees. Material deemed to be pornographic is the sole discretion of the Vendor, with due regard to the laws of Virginia, USA.

i) Excessive Service Usage - Customers are restricted from using excessive amounts of CPU processing, network bandwidth or other shared resources provided by the Vendor. Judgments of excessive usage are determined solely by the Vendor and will be considered in comparison to other the Vendor customers using similar services. the Vendor will contact customers with resource intensive requirements and attempt to accommodate such needs. In the case that an agreement cannot be made to the satisfaction of both the Vendor and the customer, and that the customer continues to use excessive resources, the Vendor reserves the right to immediately terminate any customer account associated with excessive resource usage.

 

    

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