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Terms and Conditions

1.  We are very proud of the content and quality of our web sites, and ask that you contribute to a quality Internet experience for all of our visitors.  Therefore, please, no spam or pornography from your web sites. All content is your responsibility.
2. For custom designed sites, if your design fee is waived, the copyright of the site remains with  Beyond the Sidewalks.  Should you decide to move your web site from our server, the design fee must be paid before any part of the web site or the domain may be moved.
3. All fees are subject to change.  However, we will do our best to keep costs down for you at all times. 
4. We are always available for technical support.  Please contact us first via email.
5. We are not responsible for loss of income you might experience due to server problems; our liability is only to the hosting services of your pages.   Should a server outage occur, we will work to resolve the issue, but cannot guarantee that  all material will be restored exactly as it was.

Thank you for choosing us to be your web site host.  We will do our best to provide the finest hosting available. Our goal is your complete satisfaction with our service. 


TERMS OF SALE

If you are not satisfied with our service within 30 days of signing up, just let know and we will refund all your money except the annual domain registration fee - and the domain is yours to take with you.  All contracts are annual unless other arrangements have been made, even if payments are on a shorter term.  Photos and material sent to us will no be returned, so please make backup copies. We do not manage your credit card accounts, but we will assist you in finding services for you to review that are compatible with your goals. 

 

PRIVACY STATEMENT
 
We are committed to safeguarding your privacy. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our web site and make purchases from our store.  This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.

We collect information in several ways from its customers and users. Some personal information may be gathered when you proceed to check out including but not limited to your name, physical mailing address, physical shipping address (if different than your mailing address), your email address, daytime telephone number, credit card number and expiration date and information about where you first learned about this site. In addition, to check out information we may ask you for personal information at other times, including (but not limited to) when you use our site.  We do not release any of this information.

We never share or sell any kind of information with other companies!


Other Legal Stuff

At Homestead, we pay close attention to the latest developments in Internet Law and make sure that all of our operations run in concordance with those laws. Please peruse these documents, and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask for clarification.


Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy

Acceptable Usage Policy

Homestead,, Beyond the Sidewalk
Reseller Web Hosting Service
Shared Web Hosting Service

We are dedicated to providing an all-round top quality service. The terms and conditions which follow are necessary to ensure that we may continue to provide the best possible service to all of our customers whilst at the same time satisfying our legal and ethical responsibilities.

Failure to follow any term or condition will be grounds for immediate account deactivation without notice. Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of any of these provisions.

Activity which results in the suspension or deactivation of an account will result in a forfeiture of all fees paid. Complaints made regarding abuses of an account will be investigated and if found guilty will be grounds for immediate suspension.

To report suspected abuses or any violations of these policies, please contact us immediately.

Illegal Usage
Our servers may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or distribution of any information, data or material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property right used without proper authorization, and material that is obscene, defamatory, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates export control laws. Examples of non-acceptable content or links: Pirated software, Hackers programs or archives, Warez sites, and IRC bots. The subscriber to Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks service agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks from any claims resulting from the use of the service that damages the subscriber or any other party.

Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.

Adult Content
Tasteful nude photographs and selling of sex-related merchandising is okay. This includes sites that may infer sexual content, or links to adult content elsewhere.
This is prohibited: sites that promote any illegal activity or content that may be damaging to our servers or any other server on the Internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited.

Security
Violations of system or network security are prohibited, and may result in criminal and civil liability. Examples include, but are not limited to the following: Unauthorized access, use, probe, or scan of a systems security or authentication measures, data or traffic. Interference with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks. Forging of any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an email or a newsgroup posting.

Server Resource
Any website that uses a high amount of server resources (such as, but not limited to, CPU time, memory usage, and network resources) will be given an option of either paying extra (which depends on the resource needed) or reducing the resource used to an acceptable level.  Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks shall be the sole arbiter of what is considered to be a high server usage level.

Any hosting account deemed to be adversely affecting the server performance or the network integrity will be shut down without prior notice.

Chat Rooms
Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks does not allow clients to install their own chat rooms. Chat rooms tend to be large system hogs and we cannot permit it as an account option. Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks does provide a choice of Java chatrooms which should meet most users' needs and run without hindering the performance of the machine of our servers.

Background Running Programs
Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks does not allow background Daemons such as IRC bots; eggdrop; BitchX; XiRCON; and any other program that interferes with normal server operation.

Backups
Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks performs regular backups on all servers to ensure critical files are never lost. However we is NOT responsible for lost data, time, income or any other resource due to faulty backups or non-existent backups.

Client Responsibility
The client is responsible for all activity originating from the account unless proven to be a victim of outside hacking or address forgery. The client is responsible for securing their username/password. The client assumes responsibility for all material on their site that may be put on by a third party (such as the usage of Free For All links pages). Use of these service requires a certain level of knowledge in the use of Internet languages, protocols, and software. This level of knowledge varies depending on the anticipated use and desired content of the web space by the client. The following examples are offered: Web Publishing: requires knowledge of HTML, properly locating and linking documents, FTPing Web contents, Graphics, text, sound, image mapping, etc. FrontPage web publishing: knowledge of the FrontPage tools as well as Telnet and FTP understanding and capability. CGI-Scripts: requires a knowledge of the UNIX environment, TAR & GUNZIP commands, Perl, CShell scripts, permissions, etc. Mail: a use of mail clients to receive and send mail, etc. The client agrees that he or she has the necessary knowledge to create and maintain their web space. Client agrees that it is not the responsibility of Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks to provide this knowledge or support outside matter specific to our servers.

UCE (Unsolicited Commerce Email) - SPAM
Spamming, or the sending of mass unsolicited email, from or through a our server or using an email address that is maintained on a Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks machine is STRICTLY prohibited. Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. If you engage in any of the foregoing activities using the service of another ISP or IPP, but channeling activities through a our servers as a maildrop for responses, you are in violation. Violators will be assessed a minimum of $200.00 fine and will face an immediate suspension.

Server Abuse
Any attempts to undermine or cause harm to a Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks server or customer of Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks is strictly prohibited. Any sub-networks of Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks and dedicated servers must adhere to the above policies. The failure to meet or follow any of the above guidelines are grounds for account deactivation. We reserve the right to remove any account without prior notice.

Software Distribution
Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks shared, and reseller Web Hosting accounts can be used for the purposes of distributing software and multimedia products.

Multimedia Files
Multimedia files are defined as any graphics, audio, music, and video files are okay to use on our servers.

Actions Taken by Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks Hosting
The failure by a customer to meet or follow any of the above policies/terms is grounds for account deactivation. Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of the AUP. Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks reserves the right to remove any account without prior notice.

When Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks becomes aware of an alleged violation of its AUP, Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks will initiate an investigation. During the investigation, Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks may restrict a customer's access in order to prevent further potentially unauthorized activity. Depending on the severity of the violation, Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks may, at its sole discretion, restrict, suspend, or terminate a customer's web hosting account and/or pursue other civil remedies. If such violation is a criminal offense, Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks will notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities of such violation.

Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks does not issue credits for outages incurred through service disablement resulting from AUP violations.

Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks customers agree to indemnify and hold harmless Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks from any claims resulting from the use of our services that damages them or any other party. The Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks service is provided on an as is, as available basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks expressly disclaims any representation or warranty that the Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks service will be error-free, secure or uninterrupted. No oral advice or written information given by Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks, its employees, licensors or the like, will create a warranty; nor may you rely on any such information or advice. Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks and its partners and suppliers will not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from any transaction or use of the service.

Modification
Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any provision of this Policy at any time without notice.

Refusal Of Service
We reserve the right to refuse, cancel, or suspend service at our sole discretion. Upon doing so,  refunds will be given at our discretion.

Refunds
Any refunds will be in the form of future service and hosting and not cash unless special arrangements are made.

Domain names that are registered through Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks are final and no refunds are given for correct or incorrect spelling of those domain names submitted to Homestead, Beyond the Sidewalks.