BlueLantern.net will never require client to advertise for BlueLantern.net on their website in any way shape or form. Client is allowed to use site for business/commercial or personal websites or content.
All services provided by BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net 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 that is threatening or obscene, material that is "adult only" content, or material protected by trade secrets and other statue. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party.
Note: Pornography and sex-related merchandising are prohibited on any server. This includes sexual content, or direct links to adult content elsewhere. This is also true for 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 and accounts will be terminated without notice. BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.
Examples of non-acceptable content or links
BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.
Background Running Programs:
As a general rule we do not allow background running programs. We may allow programs to run continually in the background , these are considered on a one to one basis and an extra charge will be incurred based on system resources used and operational maintenance needed.
We currently do not allow you to link to or use IRC or IRC bots such as eggdrop, and BitchX on our servers.
CGI / PHP Scripts
Each BlueLantern.net account comes fully equipped to handle cgi and perl scripts from any directory in your hosted area. There is also a standard cgi-bin for higher script security and it is recommended that you place your scripts there whenever possible . Any CGI or PHP scripts deemed to be adversely affecting the server performance or the network integrity may be shut down without prior notice. CGI / PHP script sharing with domains not hosted by BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net is not allowed. Bulk PHP mailers are also prohibited and if found on account can result in closure of account.
Any web site that uses a high amount of server resources (such as, but not limited to CPU time, memory usage, and network resources) can be suspended without notice, and then may be given an option of either upgrading their service level or reducing the resource used to an acceptable level. If an account dominates 20% or more of a servers resources at any point in time, then the account will be suspended.
Distribution and/or Transmission of Obscene or Indecent Speech or Materials
Violation of indecency and obscenity laws can result in criminal penalties.
Intellectual Property Rights
Material accessible to you through BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net's Services may be subject to protection under the United States or other copyright laws, or laws protecting trademarks, trade secrets or proprietary information. Except when expressly permitted by the owner of such rights, you must not use the BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net Service in a manner that would infringe, violate, dilute or misappropriate any such rights, with respect to any material, which you access or receive through the BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net Network. If you use a domain name in connection with the BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net Service or similar service, you must not use that domain name in violation of any trademark, service mark, or similar rights of any third party.
Customers may not use the BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net Network with an attempt to circumvent user authentication or security of any host, network, or account. This includes, but is not limited to, accessing data not intended for the customer, logging into a server or account the customer is not expressly authorized to access, password cracking, probing the security of other networks in search of weakness, or violation of any other organization's security policy. Customers may not attempt to interfere or deny service to any user, host, or network. This includes, but is not limited to, flooding, mail bombing, or other deliberate attempts to overload or crash a host or network. BlueLantern Hosting and BlueLantern.net will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of systems or network security at other sites, including cooperating with law enforcement authorities in the investigation of suspected criminal violations. Users who violate system or network security may incur criminal or civil liability.
Defamatory speech distributed over the Internet can result in civil liability for the defamer.
Refusal of Service
BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net reserves the right at its sole discretion to refuse or cancel service. Violation of any of BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net's Rules and Regulations could result in a warning, suspension, or possible account termination. Accounts terminated due to policy violations will not be refunded.
Establishment of this service is contingent upon receipt of payment from Customer to BlueLantern Hosting Subsequent payments are due on the anniversary date of the month for that month’s service, unless customer requests all monthly payments to be consolidated to one specific billing date. Any additional services relative to a primary hosting account, will be prorated to the primary hosting account's monthly or annual recurring billing date, along the following guidelines of prorating methodology: (total monthly fees/ 30) * number of days to monthly recurring billing cycle, or is annual: months remaining /12. Any setup fees will be charged full setup fee pricing, and are applied at time of initial request of such services.
Payments and Fees
Payment is due on the defined monthly recurring billing date of month or year if annual. Credit cards that are declined for any reason are subject to a $15.00 declination fee. Service will be interrupted on accounts that reach 10 days past due. Service interrupted for nonpayment is subject to a reconnect charge (in addition to late fees): $25.00 for hosting accounts, $125 for resellers, and $200 for dedicated or virtual servers. Accounts not paid within 7 days of the due date are subject to a $9.95 late fee. Accounts that are not collectable by BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net will be turned over to an outside agency for collection. If your account is turned over for collection, you agree to pay the company a “Processing and Collection” Fee of not less than Seventy-Five ($75.00) nor more than Two Hundred ($250.00)
: BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net may temporarily deny service or terminate this Agreement upon failure of Customer to pay charges when due. Such termination or denial will not relieve Customer of responsibility for the payment of all accrued service fees, or any collection fees.
Transfer of Service / Dropping useage of primary Domain Name
Accounts transferring service to another host may not transfer hosting to another domain name. Useage of site as an IP address only is not allowed (ie: with no domain name associated with site). Account must be closed and re-purchased. However, at BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net's sole descretion, original accounts may be transferred to another primary domain name only upon written approval and receipt of a $75 transfer/setup fee.
Spam Or Unsolicited E-Mail:
You must not use the BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net Network, BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net equipment or any BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net email address in connection with the transmission of spam, flames, mail bombs, or substantially similar, unsolicited email messages. Your domain may not be referenced as originator, intermediary, or reply-to address in any of the above. This prohibition extends to the sending of unsolicited mass mailings from another service that in any way implicates the use of the BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net Network, BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net equipment or any BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net email address. A message is considered unsolicited if it is posted in violation of a newsgroup charter or if it is sent to a recipient who has not requested or invited the message. For purposes of this provision, merely making one's email address accessible to the public will not constitute a request or invitation to receive messages.
If you are found to have spammed, without warning, BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net reserves the right to disable your domain. In addition, BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net may impose a $750 (US) penalty for each spam policy violation. BlueLantern.net solely reserves the right to refuse or cancel service to known spammers. Lastly, BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net reserves the right to determine what violates this policy. As such, any violation may result in cancellation of services without refund.
As such, any violation will result in immediate deactivation of services without refund.
Any attempts to undermine, slander, libel, threaten, swear at, or cause harm to a BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net server, customer, employee, or the parent company (BlueLantern Hosting) directly or indirectly is strictly prohibited and is grounds for immediate termination without refund. In addition, we will pursue any and all attempts to the fullest extent of the law.
If account is terminated by client (you) within 30 days of the signup date, a full refund will be given. If account is terminated, deactivated and/or suspended by BlueLantern Hosting and/or BlueLantern.net for violation of these terms of service and useage policies, no refund will be given at all. No refunds given on domain name registration fees, extra bandwidth charges, Reseller Accounts, Dedicated Servers, Virtual Servers, and other Resold Accounts/Services. No refunds will be given after 30 days from the date of signup. No refunds given for additional bandwidth charges, extra add-on hosting services, web design, managed cart services, domain registrations, and/or other fees incurred during hosting. If a balance is due at time of refund, balance due will be subtracted before refund is given.
Customer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold BlueLantern Hosting harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney's fees asserted against BlueLantern Hosting, its agents, its customers, officers and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to be performed or any product sold by customer, it's agents, employees or assigns. Customer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless BlueLantern Hosting against liabilities arising out of; (1) any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with BlueLantern Hosting server; (2) any material supplied by customer infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party and (3) copyright infringement. Customer agrees to limit the liability of BlueLantern Hosting to the amount paid for service.
BlueLantern Hosting will not be responsible for any damages your business may suffer. BlueLantern Hosting makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied for services we provide. BlueLantern Hosting disclaims any warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, wrong delivery, and any and all service interruptions caused by BlueLantern Hosting, it's vendors, and its employees. BlueLantern Hosting reserves the right to amend or update these policies without notice. Failure to follow any terms and conditions may result in account deactivation.
BlueLantern Hosting furthermore expects that its customers who provide Internet services to others will fully comply with all applicable laws concerning the privacy of online communications. A customer's failure to comply with those laws will violate this policy. Finally, BlueLantern Hosting wishes to emphasize that in accepting services, customers indemnify BlueLantern Hosting for the violation of any law or BlueLantern Hosting policy, that results in loss to BlueLantern Hosting or the bringing of any claim against BlueLantern Hosting. This means that if BlueLantern Hosting is sued because of activities of the customer that violate any law, or this policy, the customer will pay any damages awarded against BlueLantern Hosting, plus costs and reasonable attorneys' fees.
If any terms or conditions are failed to be followed it will result in grounds for immediate account deactivation.
BlueLantern Hosting reserves the right to change, edit, or update the policies contained in this document at any time for any reason without notice