Hudson Integrated, Inc. General Terms and Conditions of Service
BY SIGNING UP FOR AND/OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING ANY OF THE SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OFFERED BY HUDSON INTEGRATED, INC. YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. Please read these terms and conditions carefully, as they describe your legal rights and obligations. This agreement shall become effective as of the date of (1) your electronic signature on or acceptance of this agreement, (2) the activation of your account or (3) your receipt of an e-mail from Hudson confirming your order, whichever happens first.
For the purposes of this Agreement:
1.1. "Hudson's Equipment" shall mean computer and telecommunications device, Internet access and/or transmission rights owned, operated, and/or maintained by Hudson and/or Hudson's affiliates, agents, or assigns which provide the Hudson Services.
1.2. "Hudson, "us," "we," "our" and grammatical variants thereof shall collectively refer to Hudson Integrated, Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of New Jersey, United States of America, located at 270 Headquarters Plaza, East Tower, 5th Floor, Morristown, NJ 07960, U.S.A. and its assigns and successors in interest.
1.3. "Hudson Services" shall mean the products and services provided by Hudson and/or Hudson's affiliates, agents, or assigns at any given time, including but not limited to web hosting, e-mail, domain registration, and any associated support services, which services may be changed, amended, and/or otherwise altered at any time in Hudson's sole discretion.
1.4. "Bandwidth" shall refer to the rate of data transmission in bits per second using Hudson's Equipment.
1.6. "Content" shall mean the downloadable files which are interpreted by a client web browser for display with or without plug-ins.
1.7. "Customer Service" shall refer to communication from us to You dealing with problems or questions relating to services provided by us to you.
1.8. "Fee" shall mean monies and other consideration You are obligated to pay to Hudson for the right to use the Hudson Services and Bandwidth subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and of the particular Hudson Services for which you have registered, as outlined on the then-current schedule of fees.
1.9. "International Customers" shall mean customers residing in or accessing the Hudson Services from outside of the United States and Canada.
1.10. "Laws" shall mean the laws, statutes, and regulations then in effect of the United States of America and its various states and dependencies as well as the laws of Your country of residence or the country in which you use or access the Hudson Services and the laws of any provinces, states or dependencies thereof.
1.11. "Parties" shall collectively refer to Hudson and You.
1.12."Payment Account" shall refer to the credit card or Pay Pal account provided by You upon registration to pay for Your Services. Hudson may add, delete, or modify the methods by which customers can pay for the Hudson Services at any time without prior notice, in its sole discretion. Payments processed by Pay Pal are subject to Pay Pal's terms and conditions of service, and Hudson makes no representations or warranties with respect to those services.
1.13. "Suspend" or "Suspension" shall include the disabling of, releasing of, disabling of, and/or placing of a registrar lock on your domain name and the cessation of transmission of data to or from Your Web Site or via Your Services.
1.14. "Technical Support" shall refer to communications from us to You dealing with problems or questions relating to technical matters involving software or services provided by us to You.
1.15. "Web Site Space" shall mean a quantity of computer memory allocation, as outlined in the program description for Your Services, generally located on one or more computer storage devices and measured in units of megabytes (MBs) wherein data comprising Your Web Site is stored and is accessible by Hudson's web server equipment.
1.16. "You", "your" and grammatical variants thereof shall mean you, any other entity which has an ownership or other beneficial interest in you, or any other entity in which you have an ownership or other beneficial interest.
1.17. "Your Data" shall mean any data, including but not limited to advertisements, documents, e-mails, images, movies, web pages, or other Content, related to your use of the Hudson Services and stored on or transmitted by the Hudson Equipment.
1.18. "Your Web Site" shall mean data transmittable via the Internet by Hudson which is stored in your Web Site Space.
1.19. "Your Services" shall mean the specific Hudson Services for which you have contracted, subject to the limitations and specifications of the particular service effective as of the date of contract and to the fees for those Hudson Services.
Subject to and conditioned upon Hudson's retained rights and all other terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, Hudson offers the Hudson Services as soon as practicable after registration for and payment of any and all fees due. You will receive a password, account and instructions upon completion of the registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of both your password and your account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password and your account. You agree to immediately notify Hudson of any unauthorized uses of the account or any other breaches of security. Hudson cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation. You acknowledge and agree that under no circumstances will Hudson be liable, in any way, for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions. The Hudson Services are subject to the following conditions and restrictions:
2.1. Web Hosting Services
2.1.1. Hudson shall provide to you a non-transferable, revocable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive and limited license to use the amount of Web Site Space allocated to Your Services for your non-exclusive use for the exclusive purpose of storing Your Web Site data and disseminating said data via the Internet through the use of Hudson's Equipment for purposes consistent with this Agreement.
2.1.2. Hudson, either directly or through its assignee or licensee, shall provide Customer Service relating to Your Web Site consisting of replying to customer questions or complaints regarding services provided by us to you relating to Your Web Site. Hudson is not obligated to provide any Customer Service except as specified in this Section 2. Any and all requests for additional Customer Service may be refused by Hudson with or without reason. Any additional Customer Service which Hudson may subsequently agree to provide to you shall be at Hudson's sole discretion and once commenced, may be terminated at any time by Hudson without notice to you and without any liability to Hudson. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Hudson at its sole discretion may at any time alter or cease providing the Customer Service which it has agreed to provide to you relating to Your Web Site pursuant to this Agreement without any liability to Hudson.
2.1.3. Hudson, either directly or through its assignee or licensee, shall provide Technical Support relating to Your Web Site. Any and all requests for Technical Support may be refused by Hudson with or without reason, in its sole discretion. Any Technical Support which Hudson may subsequently agree to provide to you shall be at Hudson's sole discretion and once commenced, may be terminated at any time by Hudson without notice to you and without any liability to Hudson.
2.1.4. All use of Web Site Space and provision of services to you by Hudson shall be subject to all terms and conditions set forth herein. You may not attempt to expand or alter these rights or Hudson's services by entering into multiple agreements.
2.1.5. Unless provided otherwise in the specifications for your Services, Bandwidth use, including but not limited to data retrieval from your Web Site, e-mail traffic, and downloads, shall not exceed 1 gigabyte per month. Your combined mailbox use per account shall not exceed 1 gigabyte per month. You are responsible for monitoring your Bandwidth and mailbox use, and agree to check your e-mail and download or delete your e-mail on a regular basis in order to ensure compliance with this paragraph. Should you exceed your mailbox use limits Hudson may return or reject any and all e-mails sent to you to the originating sender without liability to you. You agree that Hudson may debit the Payment Account for usage in excess of permitted amounts at Hudson’s then-current rates.
2.1.6. Some Hudson Services may not be available to International Customers, and Hudson reserves the right to alter, amend, or discontinue the provision of some or all of the Hudson Services to International Customers in a particular market at any time in Hudson's sole discretion.
2.1.7. Hudson may suspend performance under or terminate this Agreement, cease transmission of data associated with your domain name immediately and without notice, permanently remove Your Data from the Hudson Equipment, and take any other actions it deems necessary, in its sole discretion, immediately and without notice, to comply with the relevant Laws if it is informed or otherwise believes, in its sole discretion, that Your Web Site violates the intellectual property rights of any third party or is otherwise the subject of a dispute. As more completely set forth in Sections 5, 6, and 9, you waive any and all claims you may have, now and forever, against Hudson relating to the content, use, and operation of Your Web Site and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Hudson from and against any such claims.
2.1.8. You are responsible for backing up Your Data on your own computer. Hudson does not warrant or otherwise guarantee that it will back up your data or that data which has been backed up can be retrieved, and will not be responsible for any archiving or backup of Your Data. If any of Your Data is damaged, deleted, lost or corrupted in any way, or becomes otherwise unavailable due to termination or suspension of your account pursuant to this Agreement, Hudson will have no obligation or liability to you.
2.2. Domain Name Registration
2.2.1. Should you choose to register a domain name through Hudson, Hudson will register a second level domain name on your behalf, provided such domain name is available for registration. Hudson acts only as an intermediary between you and the organization providing the domain name, and has no influence over the assignment of domain names. The registration of your domain name is subject to the terms and conditions of those third-party registrars, and is also subject to the terms of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP"). You agree that, if the registration or reservation of your domain name is challenged by a third party, you will be subject to the provisions of the UDRP in effect at the time of the dispute. Hudson assumes no liability in the event the domain name is unavailable or otherwise not assigned to you, and does not warrant or guarantee that assigned domain names do not infringe the rights of third parties, or that you will retain the rights to that domain name for any period of time. Upon payment in full of any and all registration fees, Hudson shall not own or otherwise legally control any domain name registered on your behalf. You agree that you are responsible for any and all fees and costs related to the registration of your domain name, and you authorize Hudson to debit the Payment Account for any such fees and costs. Unless terminated, at the end of each term your domain name will automatically renew for an additional term, and you further authorize Hudson to debit your Payment Account for the renewal fee associated with such renewal term and any related fees or charges. Should the Payment Account provider fail to honor such debit, Hudson may, in its sole discretion, release, cancel, or otherwise dispose of or utilize Your domain name as it sees fit, with no obligation to You whatsoever.
2.2.2. You acknowledge and agree that Hudson or its agents, assignees or licensees may associate any data of any kind, in Hudson's sole discretion, with the Domain Name registered in association with Your Web Site or any URL incorporating said Domain Name until you replace such data with Your Web Site, at such times as Your Web Site is no longer available, and upon termination for any reason, for as long as Hudson or Hudson's agent, assignee or licensee continue to be listed as the hosting entity with the domain name registry used to register such Domain Name. This paragraph shall apply to any and all web pages generated by Hudson or its affiliates, including but not limited to 404 error pages.
2.2.3. You represent and warrant that your domain name does not infringe the copyright, trademark, or any other intellectual property rights of any person or company and that your domain name is otherwise in compliance with the terms of this agreement, in particular the provisions of Section 7.
2.2.4. You shall inform Hudson of any claim or potential claim against your domain name, including but not limited to the initiation of a dispute under the UDRP, within five days of notification of same. Should you lose your right to use a domain name which is used in connection with the Hudson Services, whether through expiration of the domain name, judicial decree, administrative decisions of the UDRP or otherwise, you agree to inform Hudson immediately of the party to whom the domain name is to be transferred and you authorize Hudson to take any and all action necessary to effect such transfer.
2.2.5. Hudson will accept the transfer of domain names from other registrars, provided however, that you will be required to pay for an initial year of registration fees upon transfer. Domain names which have been prepaid for a period of more than one year but with fewer than nine years remaining may also be transferred, subject to the payment of an initial year of registration fees. An additional year will be added on to the remaining term of any transferred domain. Domain names with more than nine years remaining on the registration period may not be transferred. Upon the expiration of the one-year extension you will be charged an annual renewal fee for any subsequent renewal period. By requesting the transfer of your domain name you authorize Hudson to debit your Payment Account for the one-year registration fee and any related fees or charges.
The Private Domain Registration Services offered by Hudson are subject to the terms and conditions of Hudson's Private Registration Service (the "T&C Private Domain Registration"), which are incorporated herein by reference.
Hudson may suspend performance under or terminate this Agreement, cease transmission of data associated with your domain name, permanently remove Your Data from the Hudson Equipment, and take any other actions it deems necessary, in its sole discretion, immediately and without notice, to comply with the UDRP or relevant Laws if it is informed or otherwise believes, in its sole discretion, that your domain name violates the intellectual property rights of any third party or is otherwise the subject of a dispute. As more completely set forth in Sections 5, 6, and 9, you waive any and all claims you may have, now and forever, against Hudson relating to the registration, use, and subsequent transfers of your domain name and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Hudson from and against any such claims.
Certain Hudson Services are subject to set-up, service, and domain service fees, pursuant to the Fee Schedule, and by registering for such Hudson Services you authorize Hudson to debit your Payment Account for any and all such fees.
The Fee is due monthly, in advance of the provision of services, not later than the first of that month. In the event that Hudson determines that the services of a collection agency are necessary or appropriate to collect amounts due under this paragraph, which determination shall be made in Hudson's sole and unfettered discretion, any and all collection agency fees and other costs of collection shall be added to any amounts due under this provision.
All Fees must be paid in United States Dollars in advance of the provision of services. Hudson will charge the monthly fee and any additional fees to the Payment Account unless specifically provided otherwise. You also agree that Hudson may automatically debit your Payment Account, without further authorization from you, for any renewal term, additional services, and any fees or expenses applicable to Your Services or Your Website, including but not limited to fees for excessive bandwidth use or other surcharges for services in excess of those included within Your Services or Your Web Site. If payment in full is not received by Hudson from the provider of your Payment Account or its agents, you agree to pay all amounts due from you for Your Services upon demand by Hudson.
Hudson may offer subsequent promotional rates or special offers, the terms of which may or may not be more favorable than the terms and conditions for Your Services. Any such promotions or modifications shall not affect your obligations under this Agreement. Promotional fees may be subject to additional terms and conditions which, to the extent they conflict with the terms of this Agreement, shall govern. Promotional fees and special offers may not be combined.
You shall pay all costs of collection, including reasonable attorney's fees and costs, in the event any invoice requires collection efforts. All accounts referred to a collection agency shall be subject to an additional fee of $19.95, which must be paid in full before the account is reactivated.
International Customers bear the risk of currency fluctuations and any fees or taxes associated with the conversation of foreign currencies into United States Dollars. Certain Hudson Services will not be available to International Customers until Hudson is able to receive satisfactory confirmation from such customer's Payment Account provider, in Hudson's sole discretion, that the funds will be available for debit from the International Customer's account. Orders from International Customers will not be accepted unless the country provided in the contact information matches that on file for the Payment Account.
Upon cancellation of this Agreement you will receive a prorated refund of any pre-paid, refundable fees for the remainder of any term. Fees for certain services, including but not limited to domain name registration and maintenance, set up fees, shipping and handling, SSL certificate and fees are not refundable unless provided otherwise by applicable local law. Hudson may, in its sole discretion, refund other amounts as it deems necessary or advisable.
4. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED AGREEMENT TO DISSEMINATE MATERIALS WHICH ARE INCONSISTENT WITH YOUR WARRANTIES.
Receipt by Hudson of data for storage in Web Site Space and/or transmission via Hudson's Equipment which are inconsistent with your warranties set forth in Section 7 herein shall not constitute an agreement by Hudson to allow the Hudson Services or the Hudson Equipment to be used to disseminate such information or data in whole or in part, by any means, or if once disseminated via the use of Hudson's Services or Equipment, to continue to disseminate such data.
5. NO WARRANTIES BY HUDSON.
THE HUDSON SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF THE HUDSON SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. HUDSON DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE HUDSON SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, NOR DOES HUDSON MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO ANY RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED BY USE OF THE HUDSON SERVICES. NO WARRANTY IS MADE BY HUDSON REGARDING ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, AND HUDSON HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION: (1) ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE AVAILABILITY, QUALITY, QUANTITY, OR CONTENT OF SERVICES OR GOODS PROVIDED TO YOU HEREUNDER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO YOUR SERVICES AND YOUR WEB SITE; AND (2) ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. HUDSON DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIAL ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE HUDSON SERVICES WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES, "WORMS", "TROJAN HORSES", OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT NO REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND HAVE BEEN MADE TO YOU REGARDING THE POTENTIAL VOLUME OF PATRONAGE OF YOUR WEB SITE OR ANY OTHER PERSON'S OR ENTITY'S WEB SITE OR WEB PAGE.
6. HUDSON’S LIMITED LIABILITY.
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY HEREUNDER SHALL BE FOR YOU TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AND TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT. IN NO CASE SHALL HUDSON, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR CONTRACTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO THE HUDSON SERVICES. SOME COUNTRIES, STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. IN SUCH COUNTRIES, STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, HUDSON’S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, HUDSON DOES NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE ANY THIRD-PARTY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERED OR OTHERWISE ACCESSED USING THE HUDSON SERVICES, AND HUDSON WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY THIRD PARTIES. YOU HEREBY RELEASE HUDSON FROM ANY AND ALL OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITY AND CLAIMS IN EXCESS OF THESE LIABILITY LIMITATIONS. THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF HUDSON FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY IN TORT, OR ANY OTHER CLAIM RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE TOTAL SERVICE FEES PAID BY YOU TO HUDSON IN THE SIX MONTHS PRECEDING SUCH ALLEGED BREACH, BUT IN NO EVENT TO EXCEED $50,000.
7. YOUR ADDITIONAL OBLIGATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
You agree and warrant that the contact information you have provided to Hudson is complete and accurate, and you further agree to notify Hudson within fifteen days of a change to any such contact information. Contact information includes your full legal name, e-mail address, and mailing address and the name, mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number, and e-mail address of the technical and administrative contacts for your domain, if any.
You agree to provide Hudson notice of any changes in the primary or secondary DNS address of your name servers, to the extent you have installed and are operating those name servers or to the extent your domain name is held by another registrar and points to a website hosted by Hudson.
You agree and warrant that your use of the Hudson Services and Hudson's Equipment, and all sales and distributions, by any and all means, of any type(s) of Content including, but not limited to, executable files (such as .EXE), digitized audio/visual files (such as MP3), or archived copies of copyrighted works (such as .ZIP); goods, including, but not limited to, videotapes and CD-ROM products, and any type of services by you, which are advertised and/or promoted by, or are in any other way directly or indirectly associated with your use of the Hudson Services or Hudson Equipment, shall at all times comply with all applicable Laws.
You agree and warrant that you will neither store on nor allow to be transmitted by Hudson's Equipment any data or other matter which constitutes, contains, or links to child pornography or which involves depictions of sexuality by someone who is or looks younger than eighteen years of age, regardless of their actual age, or by a performer who is portrayed or made to appear as a person under the age of eighteen years of age, or which could otherwise result from or cause harm to minors.
You agree and warrant that Your Data shall be solely for business, entertainment and/or educational purposes and that you shall assume the sole responsibility and duty to ensure that all such data, visual materials, advertising and other matter shall be transmitted exclusively to willing adults and only to places in which such materials comply with contemporary community standards.
You agree and warrant that Your Data shall not violate any Laws concerning obscenity and shall not contain or link to any pornography, or depictions of bestiality, rape, sexual assault, violence, torture or disfigurement, or other content deemed objectionable by Hudson, in its sole discretion.
You agree that you shall install and maintain appropriate and effective screening devices and/or procedures on Your Web Site to avoid access to, or communication of, any harmful matter or indecent communications to minors.
You agree that if, in Hudson's sole and exclusive judgment, Hudson concludes that Your Web Site displays, contains or links to any harmful matter or indecent materials or communications which are available to, or accessible by, minors, or displays or contains any material that consists of child pornography or which could otherwise result in harm to minors; then Hudson may, without prior notice to you and in Hudson's sole and exclusive discretion, either remove and erase the material from Your Web Site, and/or disable public access to the material on Your Web Site, and/or cease hosting Your Web Site, without any liability of any kind to Hudson from either you or any third party.
You agree that in the event that Hudson is informed by any party that your domain name or any material on Your Web Site infringes the copyright of any party, or violates the right of publicity or privacy of any party, or consists of any other claim or violation of intellectual property rights of any kind, then Hudson may, without prior notice to you and in Hudson's sole and exclusive discretion, either remove the material from Your Web Site, and/or disable public access to your domain name or the material on Your Web Site, and/or terminate this Agreement, without any liability of any kind to Hudson from either you or any third party. As more completely set forth in Sections 5, 6 and 9, you waive any and all claims you may have, now and forever, against Hudson relating to any action taken in response to the claim that you have infringed the intellectual property rights of a third party, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Hudson from and against any such claims.
You affirmatively represent, agree and warrant that you have and at all times shall have all necessary intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, all copyrights, trademark and service mark rights and rights of publicity, both in the United States and throughout the world, to reproduce and disseminate, via the Internet, Your Data or Content which you otherwise promote, advertise, disseminate and/or distribute to anyone by your direct or indirect use of the Hudson Services or Hudson's Equipment, prior to and at all times during the time such materials are promoted, advertised, disseminated or distributed through any direct or indirect use of the Hudson Services or Hudson's Equipment.
You agree and warrant that Your Data shall not contain or link to any material which is harmful, violent, threatening, abusive or hateful.
You agree and warrant that Your Data and any and all material(s) of every kind which you transmit using Hudson's Services or Equipment shall at all times be free from any and all damaging software defects, including, but not limited to, software "viruses", "worms", "Trojan Horses," and other source code anomalies, which may cause software or hardware disruption or failure, reduced computer operating speed, or compromise any security system. You agree that you will not attempt to access the Hudson Equipment or Web Site or another customer's Web Site without authorization, or use the Hudson Services to carry out, or assist in the carrying out of, any "denial of service" attacks on any other website or internet service.
You agree and warrant that you shall not use any form of mass unsolicited electronic mail solicitations, news group postings, IRC posting or any other form of "spamming," "phishing," or "mail bombing," and Hudson reserves the right to block mail from any source which Hudson believes, in its sole discretion, is being used to send such unsolicited e-mail, including but not limited to open mail relays.
You agree and warrant that you shall not engage in any false, deceptive or fraudulent activities in association with your use of the Hudson Services or Hudson's Equipment.
You shall at all times use Web Site Space exclusively as a conventional Web Site. You shall not use the Web Site Space or Your Services in any way which may result in an excessive load on the Hudson Equipment, including but not limited to installing or running web proxies, using your allotted space as online backup or storage, or mirroring mass downloads. Use of Web Site Space and Your Services shall be in a manner consistent with this Agreement and shall not in any way impair the functioning or operation of Hudson's Equipment or network. Should your use of the Hudson Services result in an overly high load on the Hudson Equipment, in Hudson's sole discretion, Hudson may suspend your account until the cause of any such overload is determined and resolved.
You agree and warrant that all applicable taxes have been paid or will be paid in full by you when due regarding all businesses and employees associated with your use of the Hudson Services and that no taxing authorities shall have any claim against Hudson or any persons affiliated therewith for the payment of such taxes.
You represent and warrant that you are over eighteen years of age (twenty one in places where eighteen years is not the age of majority) and are fully competent to enter into this Agreement.
You agree to comply with all Laws rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content.
You represent and warrant that you are not a national or resident of Burma/Myanmar, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Serbia, Sudan, and Syria or any other country subject to U.S. Treasury Department embargo restrictions, and that you are not listed in the "Entity List" or "Denied Persons List" maintained by the US Department of Commerce or the list of "Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons" maintained by the US Department of Treasury. You further acknowledge that you are not a national or resident of a country whose name is otherwise omitted from the registration form for Hudson Services. Residents of countries which are serviced by a Hudson affiliate are required to contract with those Hudson affiliates, and you represent and warrant that you are not a resident of one of those countries.
You agree to abide by United States and other applicable export control laws and not to transfer or permit the transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, any content or software subject to restrictions under such laws to a destination prohibited under such laws, without first obtaining, and then complying with, any requisite government authorization. You further agree not to upload to your Hudson account any data or software that cannot be exported without prior written government authorization, including, but not limited to, certain types of encryption software.
You agree not to use your IMAP account for the storage of files other than in the course of normal e-mail usage.
You shall not operate a chat room using the Hudson Services unless expressly permitted by the terms and conditions of Your Services.
8. CONFIDENTIALITY, TRADEMARK, AND COPYRIGHT
During the course of this Agreement you may gain access to certain confidential, proprietary and trade secret business or technical information belonging to Hudson in connection with Hudson's performance of the Hudson Services ("Confidential Information"). You agree to preserve the confidentiality of all Confidential Information that is provided in connection with the Agreement, and shall not, without the prior written consent of Hudson, disclose or make available to any person, or use for your own or any other person's benefit, other than as necessary in performance of your obligations under this Agreement, any Confidential Information of Hudson. Hudson retains all right and title to such Confidential Information.
Hudson is a service mark of Hudson Integrated, Inc. All rights reserved. The trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on this Web Site (collectively, the "Marks") belong Hudson and/or its affiliates or third parties which have licensed those rights to Hudson ("Partners"); Hudson and Partners retain all rights to the Marks and nothing in this Agreement grants you or anyone else any right whatsoever to the use of the Marks. You may not use, reproduce, or display any Marks without their owner's prior written consent. All other trademarks, product names, and company names and logos appearing on Hudson's Web Site are the property of their respective owners.
Unless expressly stated otherwise on the Hudson Web Site, you should assume that all content, images, and materials appearing on this Web Site (collectively the "Hudson Content") are the sole property of Hudson. Both U.S. and international copyright laws and treaties protect such Hudson Content. You may not use, reproduce, display, or sell any Hudson Content without Hudson's prior written consent. You may not link to any page within Hudson's Web Site or frame any portion of the site without Hudson's prior written consent.
9. YOUR INDEMNIFICATION OF HUDSON.
You agree that you shall fully defend and indemnify Hudson, including its officers, directors, owners, managing agents, attorneys, shareholders, related entities, heirs, and assigns, from any and all claims, demands, actions, suits, losses, liabilities, damages, injuries, fines penalties, costs and expenses, attorneys' fees, arbitration fees, mediation fees, expert expenses, and all other consequences of every kind, directly or indirectly resulting from any and all failure(s) of you or your agent(s) to fully comply with all duties, obligations and other provisions set forth in this Agreement, including, but not limited to, your warranties set forth in Section 7 or your violation of a third party's intellectual property rights. You further agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Hudson, including its officers, directors, owners, managing agents, attorneys, shareholders, related entities, heirs, and assigns, from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, suits, loses, liabilities, damages, injuries, fines, penalties, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of any property damage or recoverable economic loss incurred by a third party, to the extent such damage or loss is caused by any act or omission of you or your agents in connection with the performance of this Agreement. You agree that Hudson shall have the right to participate in the defense of any such claim through counsel of its own choosing at your expense.
10. NO JOINT VENTURE OR PARTNERSHIP
Nothing in this Agreement is intended by the Parties to create or constitute an agency, joint or collaborative venture, or partnership of any kind between Hudson and you, nor shall anything in this Agreement be construed as constituting or creating any such agency, joint or collaborative venture, or partnership between Hudson and you. Hudson shall have no control or ownership interests of any kind in your business. Hudson shall have no direct financial or other interest in, nor in any way "own" any online "store" or other online venture pertaining to your use of the Hudson Services or Hudson's Equipment. Hudson's relationship to you shall be restricted to matters pertaining to the provision of the Hudson Services as set forth in this agreement.
11. HUDSON HAS MADE NO REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING SUCCESS, MARKETS OR PROFITABILITY
You confirm that you have unilaterally decided to enter the online and/or Web Site service business and that these are high risk businesses. You further confirm, understand, acknowledge and expressly agree that neither Hudson, any agent or representative of Hudson, nor any other person is currently representing or otherwise directly or indirectly communicating in any manner herein or otherwise, nor has at any time in the past, represented to you or has otherwise directly or indirectly communicated in any manner to you any guarantee, reassurance or any other communication of any kind regarding:
the potential profitability, marketability, or likelihood of success of your endeavors through the use of the Hudson Services or Hudson's Equipment as set forth herein or otherwise;
the possibility or likelihood that use of any products and/or services provided by Hudson pursuant to this Agreement can or will result in the recoupment of any funds expended by you for any purpose; or
the existence, nonexistence, size or any other characteristics of any market for any products or services which involve your use, in any manner, of the Hudson Services or Hudson's Equipment pursuant to this Agreement.
You expressly acknowledge and agree that the success of any business endeavors which involve your use, in any manner, of the Hudson Services and/or Hudson's Equipment pursuant to this Agreement, like any other business endeavor, is subject to numerous factors, such as the effectiveness of its advertising and promotion, your administrative capabilities, etc., and that the ultimate success or failure of your business rests with you and not Hudson. You further expressly agree not to raise any claim of any kind against Hudson and to hold Hudson harmless from any claim of financial investment or other loss to you directly or indirectly resulting from your decision to use the Hudson Services and/or Hudson's Equipment pursuant to this Agreement.
12. SERVICES RENDERED ON A NON-EXCLUSIVE BASIS.
Any and all services which are or may be provided to you by Hudson pursuant to this Agreement, including the licensure of rights herein, are non-exclusive and nothing in this Agreement shall limit or restrict Hudson from providing similar services and granting similar licenses to third parties regardless of whether such third parties are competitors of you. Nothing in this Agreement shall limit or restrict Hudson from engaging in any activities similar to yours or in competition with you.
13. NO EDITORIAL CONTROL BY HUDSON.
In reliance on your express warranties regarding Your Data, Hudson shall neither have nor exert any editorial or other subjective control over the substantive content of Your Data . Hudson does not engage in any monitoring of Your Data, and exercises no control over information which is found on the internet, except for its own Web Site. Hudson cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, correctness, or legality of such information. You are solely responsible for the content of Your Web Site and for verifying the accuracy and suitability of information and services you obtain from third parties via the internet.
14. TERM AND TERMINATION.
Unless sooner terminated pursuant to other terms of this Agreement, and except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, this Agreement shall be for an initial term of one month and shall be automatically renewed each month for additional one month periods unless and until sooner terminated pursuant to the provisions of this Section 14. Hudson may accept prepayment for services to be provided under this Agreement, but such acceptance shall not modify or extend the term of this Agreement.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Paragraph 14.1 to the contrary, Hudson offers certain Hosting Packages for which the initial term of this Agreement shall be in excess of one month (the "Extended Term Packages"), at the end of which this Agreement shall renew automatically on a month-to-month basis pursuant to the terms of Section 14.1. Any and all service fees for the Extended Term Packages are due and payable for the entire initial term thereof, and should you terminate, attempt to terminate, or otherwise default on this Agreement prior to the end of the initial term you authorize Hudson to charge the Payment Account for all such fees and charges for the remainder of such initial term. For the purposes of this Section, any modification of the server package shall be deemed a termination and shall entitle Hudson to the fees owing on the Extended Term Package. Fees paid for the Extended Term Packages are not refundable unless this Agreement is terminated by Hudson without cause pursuant to Section 14.3 or as otherwise agreed to in writing by Hudson in its sole discretion.
You or Hudson may terminate this Agreement at any time for any reason, with or without cause, upon thirty days' written notice. Hudson may suspend performance under or terminate this Agreement and cease transmission of data associated with Your Web Site immediately and without notice:
if Hudson, in its sole discretion, deems that you have breached any part of this Agreement, including, without limitation, any warranty or obligation set forth in Section 7,
if your Payment Account provider refuses payment of fees or charges or you refuse authorization for same, or
if payment for the Hudson Services is more than fifteen days overdue.
You further agree that in the event that Hudson believes, in its sole discretion, that you have breached any provision(s) of Section 7 of this Agreement, or any of its subparts, by storing or allowing material such as that described in the aforementioned Section 7, or any of its subparagraphs, to be transmitted by Hudson's Equipment, that Hudson may without any liability to you, and in addition to any other remedies, erase or purge such materials from Hudson's Equipment without prior notice to you.
After termination, you will no longer have access to your account and Your Data, including but not limited to e-mails, log files, databases, or other data files associated with your account may be deleted. Hudson accepts no liability for such deleted information or content.