Branch Marketing Tools Acceptable HOSTING Use Policy and Service Guidelines
Branch Marketing Tools provides web hosting to many clients, and we have a responsibility to protect each client and to provide the best services available. The following guidelines were designed to ensure these obligations are met.
All services provided by Branch Marketing Tools may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United States Federal, State or City law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, material we judge to be threatening or obscene or material protected by trade secret and other statute, and invasion of privacy. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Branch Marketing Tools from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party.
All pornographic content and sex-related merchandising is prohibited on all Branch Marketing Tools servers. This includes sites that may infer sexual content or links to adult content elsewhere. Branch Marketing Tools will be the sole arbiter in determining violations of this provision.
Also prohibited are sites that promote any illegal activity or present content that may be damaging to Branch Marketing Tools servers or any other server on the Internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited.
Examples of unacceptable content or links:
- Pirated software
- Hacker programs or archives
- Warez sites
Branch Marketing Tools will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.
Commercial Advertising – Email:
Spamming, or the sending of unsolicited email, from a Branch Marketing Tools server or using an email address or domain that is maintained on a Branch Marketing Tools machine as reference is STRICTLY prohibited. Branch Marketing Tools will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Sites that promote, sell, or otherwise provide access to spamware products or products that are solely for the purpose of extraction or sale of email addresses or which are used to send bulk email are not permitted on any Branch Marketing Tools server. Unsecured form to mail scripts are prohibited as are any naming variant of generic form to mail scripts (formmail.*, Formmail.*, FormMail.*).
Misuse of System Resources:
Any attempt to undermine or cause harm to a server, or customer, of Branch Marketing Tools is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: using programs that consume excessive CPU time; allowing the use of mail services, mail forwarding capabilities, or autoresponders other than for the customer’s own account; resale of disk space; use of servers for backup of files unrelated to the web site of the account; or resale or remote access to CGI scripts installed on our servers. No IRC related software is permitted on our servers. This includes servers, bots, bouncers, or any other software that is used for the purpose of creating, maintaining, or providing access to IRC servers or channels. Accounts that are found to have such software uploaded to their web space are subject to immediate suspension and/or termination without notice.
CGI or php-based shell scripts are prohibited.
Web proxy scripts are prohibited.
The weblog software Greymatter is not permitted.
Free for all (FFA) type sites are not allowed.
Account Policies and Cancellation:
Payment is to be made by check, Credit Card or money order, only, and made payable to:
Branch Marketing Tools
619 N 2nd St
Coeur d’Alene Idaho 83814
Cancellation requests can be submitted via our contact page. Although no advance notice is required, and there is no cancellation fee, all fees paid for service up to the notice of cancellation are non-refundable.
Fees for domain registration are nonrefundable.
Down payment is non-refundable. All invoices are due NET 15.
Any account reaching thirty (30) days past due will be suspended for nonpayment. These accounts are subject to termination after forty-five (45) days past due.
Activity which results in a suspension or deactivation of an account will result in a forfeiture of fees paid. Complaints made regarding abuses of an account will be grounds for suspension.
Refusal of Service:
We reserve the right to refuse, cancel, or suspend service at our sole discretion.
All sites on the Branch Marketing Tools network must adhere to the above policies. Please submit any reports of violations of the above policies via our contact page.
Failure to follow any term or condition will be grounds for immediate account deactivation.
Standard hosting is billed Annually at $350/year or Monthly at $36/mo
- You shall use the Site for lawful purposes only.
- You shall not post or transmit through the Site any information or material that violates or infringes in any way the rights of others, or that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, harassing, or otherwise objectionable.
- You shall not post or transmit through the Site any information or material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to liability or otherwise violate any law or administrative ruling or guidelines.
Any conduct by you that, in BMT’ opinion, restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Site will not be permitted.
The Site contains information and material, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics and audio (collectively “Materials”), which are derived in whole or in part from information and materials supplied by BMT and other sources, and are protected by international copyright, trademark and other laws. BMT owns the copyright in the overall selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, and owns the rights in, or license to use, the individual components of such content.
Materials may not be copied, reproduced, republished, modified, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way or decompiled, reverse engineered or disassembled, including but not limited to the text, images, audio and/or video, as well as any software (including but not limited to any images or files incorporated in or generated by the software or data accompanying such software), except that you may download one copy of the Materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices and make no change in or deletion of author attribution.
This limited authorization is not a transfer of title in the Materials and you acknowledge that you do not acquire any license, ownership or other rights to the Materials by using the Site.
Modification of the Materials or use of the Materials for any other purpose is a violation of BMT’ or such other sources’ copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights and may violate other laws.
Disclaimer; Limitation of Liability
The site and materials and related communications are provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied, of any kind, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, or fitness for a particular purpose. Some jurisdictions do not allow for the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions of implied warranties may not be applicable under certain circumstances. Under these circumstances, all other exclusions remain in force.
BMT does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any information contained on this Site, nor does it warrant or represent that any information may be suitable for use in any circumstance or application. By using this Site you acknowledge that any reliance on any such materials, advice, statement or information shall be at your sole risk.
BMT assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable, for any damages of any nature caused by the use of this Site. This express disclaimer includes damages caused by viruses, worms, trojans or any other computer software or anomaly that may infect, affect, or damage your computer hardware, software, memory or any other property of yours or others, as a result of your access to, use of, or browsing on this Site.
BMT may provide, as a convenience to you, links to web sites operated by other entities and persons, but makes no representations whatsoever about any other web site you may access through this one. Any link to a non-BMT web site does not mean that BMT endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of such web site.
If you use web sites that are linked to this Site, you do so at your own risk. BMT makes no warranty or representation regarding, and does not sponsor or endorse, any linked web sites or the information or materials appearing thereon or any of the products and/or services described thereon. Furthermore, linking to sites operated by other entities and persons does not imply that (1) BMT is affiliated or associated with those entities or persons, or (2) any linked site is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright of BMT.
Third Party Content
Any opinions, statements, services, offers or other information or content expressed or made available on the Site by any third party are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of BMT.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances will BMT, its suppliers or other third parties mentioned on the Site or involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Site, be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special or punitive damages whatsoever (including without limitation, costs and expenses of any type incurred, lost profits, lost data or programs, and business interruption) arising out of your access to, use, inability to use, or the results of use of the Site any web sites linked to the Site, or any materials contained at any or all such Sites (including but not limited to those caused by, or resulting from, a failure of performance, error, omission, linking to other web sites, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure or destruction, unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of any computer or system), whether based on warranty, contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other legal theory, and whether or not BMT was advised of the possibility of such damages.
BMT shall have no liability or responsibility for any acts, omissions, or conduct of any user or third party.
BMT’ obligations and responsibilities regarding its products and services are governed solely by BMT’ terms and conditions of sale or license under which such products and services are sold or licensed.
Copies of such terms and conditions are available from BMT or its affiliates.
The Materials at the Site may contain various forward-looking statements that may be based on or include assumptions concerning BMT’ operations, future results and prospects. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risk and uncertainties. In connection with the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States’ Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, BMT provides the following cautionary statement identifying important economic, political and technology factors which, among others, could cause the actual results or events to differ materially from those set forth or implied by the forward-looking statements and related assumptions. Such factors include the following:
- changes in the current and future business environment, including interest rates and capital and consumer spending;
- competitive factors and competitor responses to BMT’ initiatives;
- the successfulness of the development and market introduction of anticipated services and/or products; and
- changes in government laws and regulations;
Information Provided By You
It has been and remains BMT’ policy not to accept or consider ideas, suggestions or materials other than those that BMT has specifically requested from you. Accordingly, BMT does not want you to, and you should not, send any confidential or proprietary information to BMT through the Site unless specifically requested by BMT. Please note that any unsolicited information or material sent to BMT will be deemed not to be confidential or proprietary.
By submitting information and material to the Site, you automatically grant to BMT (or warrant that the owner of such information and material has expressly granted to BMT) a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, unrestricted right and license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, adapt, publish, translate, transmit and distribute, or otherwise make available to others such information and material (in whole or in part and for any purpose) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed. You also agree that BMT is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques that you send BMT for any purpose.
As further provided above, BMT does not want to receive, and you are deemed to covenant and agree through the use of the Site not to provide, any information or materials that are defamatory, threatening, obscene, harassing, in violation of any law, governmental requirements or otherwise unlawful, or that incorporate the proprietary information or materials of another person or entity.
You shall not upload, post, or otherwise make available on the Site, any information and material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express written permission of the owner of such right(s). You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyright, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission.
Linking to Site
Anyone linking to BMT’ Site must comply with BMT’ guidelines for linking to BMT’ Site and all applicable laws.
The Site is administered by BMT from its offices in the United States. Materials published at the Site may refer to products, programs, or services that are not available in your country. Consult your local BMT business contact in this regard. Furthermore, BMT makes no representation that the Materials at the Site are appropriate or available for use at locations outside of the United States, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited.
You may not use the Site or export information and Materials in violation of the export laws of the United States or any other country. If you access the Site from a location outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.