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South Central Telcom LLC
South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative Corp., Inc. ("South Central") and/or South Central Telcom LLC ("South Central") provides Internet access (the "Service") subject to your agreement and compliance with the terms and conditions below (the "Agreement").
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY AS USE OF THE SERVICE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AND DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THEM, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE.
A. In order to register for the Service, you must be at least 18 years of age, and you hereby represent and certify to South Central that you are at least 18 years of age. If you are a parent or legal guardian, you may authorize a minor under your control to use your account(s) under supervision. You promise to adequately supervise the minor and are responsible for the minor's use of the Service. You further promise to indemnify and hold harmless South Central for the minor's use of the Service. You agree that you are fully responsible for such minor's conduct while using the Service, and for any consequences if you and/or the minor misuses the Service, the acceptable use policy, the web site usage rules or otherwise violates this Agreement.
B. You further represent and certify to South Central that all information provided by you to South Central in connection with your registration, whether on-line or otherwise, is accurate, complete and current. You further agree to timely notify South Central of any changes to such information.
C. You agree that you may not, and shall not, share or transfer the Service ( your account(s)) with an another person not in your household/business without the prior written approval from South Central.
D. You agree to pay South Central's current charges in effect from time to time for all Internet access through your account(s), including but not limited to registration or monthly fees, connect time charges, minimum charges and other charges incurred by you or anyone using your password(s) or account(s) (unless notified by you pursuant to Section I.E.) at the rates in effect for the billing period in which those charges are incurred, including but not limited to charges for any purchases made through the Service and any surcharges incurred while using any supplemental networks or services other than the Service. You agree to pay all applicable taxes related to use of the Service. You agree that South Central has reserved the right to change all rates or to institute new rates and/or changes at any time. You further agree that you will be liable for all attorney's fees and collection fees arising from efforts to collect any unpaid balance on your account(s). Billing will be on a monthly basis and you agree that South Central may, in its sole discretion, change or modify the billing period without notice to you.
E. You agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all passwords issued to you by South Central to access the Internet. You are responsible for all charges resulting from the use of your password(s) and account(s) in connection with the Service. If your account(s) or password(s) are accessed or used without your permission, you agree that you remain responsible for all such activities and charges until you notify South Central of an unauthorized use of your password(s) and account(s) by calling 270-678-2111 or 270-528-2361.
II. USE OF THE INTERNET
A. You understand that South Central does not operate nor control the contents of the Internet in any way, and that all merchandise, information and services offered or made available or accessible on the Internet generally are offered or made available or accessible by third parties who are not affiliated with South Central .
YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE TOTALLY RESPONSIBLE AND ASSUME THE RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AND THE INTERNET. SOUTH CENTRAL AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO ANY MERCHANDISE, INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH ANY SOUTH CENTRAL SERVICE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY, AND THEY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY COST OR DAMAGE ARISING EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY SUCH TRANSACTION. YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT IT IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND USEFULNESS OF ALL OPINIONS, ADVICE, SERVICES AND OTHER INFORMATION, AND THE QUALITY AND MERCHANTABILITY OF ALL MERCHANDISE, PROVIDED TO THE SERVICE OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY.
B. YOU UNDERSTAND AND FURTHER ASSUME THE RISK THAT THE INTERNET CONTAINS UNEDITED MATERIALS SOME OF WHICH ARE SEXUALLY EXPLICIT OR MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO YOU. YOU AGREE THAT ACCESS TO SUCH MATERIALS IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. SOUTH CENTRAl HAS NO CONTROL OVER AND ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR SUCH MATERIALS.
C. You agree that it is your responsibility to provide all telephone and computer equipment or services necessary to access the Service.
D. You agree that it is your responsibility to program and use the correct local 10-digit telephone access number for your location(s) without any access code(s) and if you or others access the Service via a long distance call or any other usage based plans or if your equipment/software(programming error,bug,etc) completes the call via long distance call or any other usage based plan you are responsible for any and all service and phone charges billed.
E. Unless you receive the prior written approval of South Central, you agree that you may not, and will not, reproduce, redistribute, retransmit, publish or otherwise transfer, or commercially exploit, any information, software or other content which you receive through the Service.
III. NO SERVICE WARRANTIES
A. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS-IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION GIVEN BY SOUTH CENTRAL, ITS AFFILIATES OR ITS CONTRACTORS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. NEITHER SOUTH CENTRAL NOR ITS AFFILIATES WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIAL ACCESSIBLE ON THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
B. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SOUTH CENTRAL, ITS AFFILIATES OR ITS CONTRACTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT IN ANY WAY FROM YOUR USE OF OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE OR TO ACCESS THE INTERNET OR ANY PART THEREOF, OR YOUR RELIANCE ON OR USE OF INFORMATION, SERVICES OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES, ERRORS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATION, OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE.
C. If you are dissatisfied with the Service, or with any terms, conditions, rules, policies, guidelines or practices of South Central in operating the Service, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Service.
IV. PROPERTY RIGHTS AND COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL
A. You agree that all content accessed through the Service is the property of the applicable content owner and may be protected by applicable copyright law. This Agreement gives you no rights to such content.
B. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PERMITTED HEREIN OR BY APPLICABLE LAW, SOUTH CENTRAL AND ITS SUPPLIER(S) RETAIN ALL RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST IN THE SOFTWARE UTILIZED TO ACCESS THE SERVICE. THIS SOFTWARE AND SOURCE CODE FORM CONTAIN CONFIDENTIAL TRADE SECRETS OF SOUTH CENTRAL AND/OR ITS SUPPLIER. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZED ABOVE, YOU SHALL NOT COPY THE SOFTWARE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, OR MODIFY, REVERSE COMPILE, REVERSE ASSEMBLE OR CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS OF ANY PORTION OF THIS SOFTWARE, NOR RENT, LEASE, DISTRIBUTE, MARKET OR TRANSFER THIS SOFTWARE TO THIRD PARTIES.
C. You agree to abide by the copyright law and all other applicable laws of the United States, including, but not limited to, export control laws.
D. The Service 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 to 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 252.227-7013, as applicable. Manufacturer is Bluegrass Network LLC, 115 Williams Street, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701. Subcontractor of the software to access the Service is The Wollongong Group, Inc., 1129 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, California 94303-4374.
E. You agree that copyrighted material must not be placed on the Service without the permission of the owner(s) or person(s) they specifically authorize. Only the owner(s) or other such authorized person(s) may upload copyrighted material to the Service.
F. You may download copyrighted material for your own use. Except as expressly provided by copyright law, copying, redistribution or publication must be with the express permission of South Central and the owner(s) or such authorized person(s) if other than South Central. Permission must be specified in the document, on the Service, or must be obtained directly from South Central and the owner(s) or such authorized person(s) if other than South Central. Any copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, any changes to or deletion of author, attribution or copyright notice are prohibited.
V. YOUR CONDUCT
A. While using the Internet through the Service, you represent, warrant and promise that you will not:
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and/or enjoying the Internet.
- Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, or otherwise objectionable information of any kind, including but not limited to transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international ordinance, regulation or law, including but not limited to the United States export control laws and regulations.
- Post or transmit any information or software which contains a virus, cancelbot, trojan horse, worm or other harmful component.
- Post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or in any way exploit any information, software or other material obtained through the Service for commercial purposes, except for that which is expressly permitted by the provider of such information, software or other material.
- Upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce or distribute in any way, information, software or other material obtained through the Service which is protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without obtaining permission of the copyright owner or rightholder.
- Upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce or distribute in any way any component of the Service itself or derivative works with respect thereto, as the Service is copyrighted as a collective work under United States copyright laws.
B. You agree and understand that South Central has no obligation to monitor the Service in any way. You further agree that South Central has a right to monitor the Service electronically from time to time and to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, ordinance or other governmental request to operate the Service properly, or to protect itself or its subscribers. South Central shall not intentionally monitor or disclose any private electronic mail message unless required by law. South Central reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that, in its sole discretion, are unacceptable, undesirable, or in violation of this Agreement.
C. You agree and understand that all terms and conditions of the acceptable use policy and web site use policy posted on the South Central web site are bound to this Agreement.
VI. BREACH OF THE AGREEMENT
South Central may deny you access to all or part of the Service without notice if you engage in any conduct or activities that South Central, in its sole discretion, believes violates any of the terms and conditions in this Agreement. If South Central denies you access to the Service because of such a violation, you agree that you have no right (1) to access through South Central any material stored on the Internet, (2) to obtain any credit(s) otherwise due to you, and such credit(s) shall be forfeited, and (3) to access third party services, merchandise or information on the Internet through South Central. You agree that South Central shall have no responsibility to notify any third party providers of services, merchandise or information and that South Central shall not be responsible for any consequences resulting from lack of notification.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold South Central and its affiliates harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, related to any violation of this Agreement by you or authorized users of your account, or in connection with the use of the Service or the Internet or the placement or transmission of any message, information, software or other materials on the Internet by you or authorized users of your account.
A. You agree that in the event that any portion of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with the applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intention of the parties and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
B. South Central's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement.
C. You agree that this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. Any cause of action you may have with respect to the Service must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred.
D. You agree that this Agreement is personal to you and you shall not assign your right herein.
E. You agree that South Central may modify the Service, including but not limited to domain name,technical features,its prices and charges for the Service, and may discontinue or revise any or all other aspects of the Service at its sole discretion and without prior notice. Such changes, or notice thereof, will generally be posted online on the Service or otherwise transmitted to users of the Service.
F. You agree that the terms for payment are net twenty (20) days in the currency in which billed. If any payment due hereunder is not made by you on or before the due date, you agree to pay any late charges added to the next bill. Late charge is limited to ten (10) percent of the unpaid balance.
G. You agree that South Central reserves the right to modify this Agreement from time to time in its discretion. Such changes, or notice thereof, will generallybe posted online on the Service or otherwise electronically transmitted to users over the Service. A subscriber's use of the Service after such posting or other notice shall constitute acceptance of such policies by the subscriber.