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.
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
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