Account Terms and Agreement

Agreement- ChicagoNet is an interactive online service provider for access onto the Internet. This agreement sets forth the Account Terms and Conditions, which apply, to the subscriber for use of ChicagoNet. The subscriber is deemed to have agreed to comply with all terms by use of the service.

Billing Period- All services provided by ChicagoNet will be billed in advance for the forthcoming month and will include all applicable local, State and Federal taxes. A minimum payment of one (1) month will be assessed on all new accounts. The subscriber is responsible for choice of service and is bound to remit payment. ChicagoNet reserves the right to terminate or discontinue service at any time.

Billing Disputes- All billing disputes, with ChicagoNet, must be received at our business office in writing, and the obligation to pay for service will continue until such notice is received. Termination of your service does not constitute relief from amounts incurred prior to termination. Agreements or contracts not on a monthly basis (yearly, quarterly, etc.) can be cancelled in writing or by phone, but the subscriber will be obligated to pay any and all monthly fees until termination of the contract is finalized.

Cancellation Policy- On cancellation; accounts will billed to the end of the present month.

Content Screening- ChicagoNet cannot and does not control the content of information available over the Internet. For this reason, the subscriber certifies that he/she is at least 18 years of age or, if the subscriber is a parent or guardian, he/she assumes all responsibility for supervising the on-line activities of the underage user. Any information garnered through ChicagoNet is done so at your own risk.

Dial Up Numbers-  On installation of the service the subscriber is responsible for inputting the appropriate number corresponding to their area of dial up service. ChicagoNet is not responsible for charges incurred by the subscriber for the inputting of the wrong dialup number.

Line Condition- ChicagoNet uses state of the art, digital equipment for its internet services. ChicagoNet is not responsible for the deterioration of line speeds based on the location of the subscriber. 56K modem technologies provide speeds significantly higher than 33,600 BPS for more than 80% of local phone lines. Typical speeds range between 42 and 53 KBPS (the current limit set by the FCC).

Legality of Content- The subscriber agrees to use ChicagoNet for lawful purposes only. The subscriber will not post or transmit any material, through ChicagoNet, which violates or infringes upon the rights of other users. This includes, but is not limited to: threatening, abusive, defamatory, vulgar or obscene language, any action which threatens public or private rights or which is considered objectionable, any action which encourages a criminal offense, any action which gives rise to civil liability or violates any law. Attempts to gain unauthorized access to outside computer systems are expressly prohibited. Users agree to abide by any and all rules of the network they access through ChicagoNet. The subscriber agrees to defend and hold harmless ChicagoNet, its directors, officers, employees, agents or affiliates for all damages and claims that might arise from the subscribers use or misuse of the service, which damages or otherwise harms either the subscriber, ChicagoNet or a third party.

Minimum Payment-  A minimum payment of one (1) month will be assessed on all new accounts. The subscriber is responsible for choice of service and is bound to remit payment.

Multiple Logins- Only one person, the subscriber, may use the dialup account. Multiple or simultaneous logins will constitute a breach of this agreement, and you may be billed for multiple accounts.

Responsibilities- ChicagoNet makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding services provided. ChicagoNet is not responsible for any damages suffered from the use of our services, including but not limited to, loss of data, service interruptions and/or delays, or third party litigation.

Relationship- The relationship between the subscriber and ChicagoNet is that of subscriber and service provider only. In the event of a violation of any terms and/or conditions set forth in this agreement, ChicagoNet reserves the right to immediately terminate the services provided to the subscriber, with the subscriber being fully responsible for any and all attorney's fees incurred by ChicagoNet with regard to this agreement at all trial court levels. ChicagoNet and the subscriber agree that the terms and conditions of this agreement shall be interpreted under the laws of the State of Illinois.

SPAM Policy- The transmission of any type of material, whether graphical or textual in content, to other subscribers or non-subscribers without their express consent is prohibited under the terms of this agreement. Any violations of this SPAM policy will result in immediate termination and may result in a charge of $150.00 per complaint charged to the offending subscribers account automatically.

Time Limits- ChicagoNet customers may not leave their dial-up accounts connected for more than 24 hours at a time.  Your dialup account is intended for unlimited personal use: meaning, that you may have your connection up as long as you are personally in front of your computer. If you disregard this policy and leave your account up for more than 24 hours, you may be billed, at ChicagoNet's discretion, for Dedicated Account access.

Unauthorized Connections- The subscriber shall not allow unauthorized connections to ChicagoNet, unauthorized reselling of ChicagoNet, or the solicitation of ChicagoNet users to become subscribers to other online service providers in competition with ChicagoNet, nor shall the subscriber make any unauthorized copies or duplications of any ChicagoNet material, advertising, forms, brochures, pamphlets and the like which is the property of ChicagoNet.

Unauthorized Use/Access of ChicagoNet Equipment- Any subscriber attempting to attack ChicagoNet equipment in any way will be billed at $250.00 per hour, with a minimum billable time period of 1 hour, to track the offending subscriber and repair any damage they may have caused.

Modification of Terms- ChicagoNet reserves the right to change or modify the terms, conditions, rates or services at any time, without any prior notfication

Email:  Revised: May 1, 2000

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