Customer Account Terms and Conditions

1.  Agreement - This agreement is between the subscriber and
Ameritel Inernet Services and American Telenetworking Inc, hereafter referred to as AMERITEL.NET, is an online service provider for access to the Internet. This agreement sets forth the Account Terms and Conditions, which apply, to the subscriber for use of AMERITEL.NET.  The subscriber is deemed to have agreed to comply with all terms by use of the service.

2.  Billing Period - All services provided by AMERITEL.NET will be billed via credit card payment in advance on the first of the month for the forthcoming month and will include all applicable local, State and Federal taxes. If the customer utilizes a service, through AMERITEL.NET, with any additional hourly charges or single-use special charges, these charges will be billed at the time of the next months billing. Credit card authorized payment will also be billed in the same manner.  Payments not received within 30 days of invoicing will be subject to a 1.5% financing charge. AMERITEL.NET reserves the right to terminate or discontinue service at any time.

3.  Returned Checks - A returned check charge of $25.00 will be incurred for all returned checks

4.  Minimum Payment - A minimum payment of one (1) month will be assessed on all new accounts.  Accounts activated after the first of the month will be billed on a sliding scale plus one month.  A $20.00 setup fee applies to all dial-up accounts. The subscriber is responsible for choice of service and is bound to remit payment.

5.  Billing Disputes - All billing disputes, with AMERITEL.NET, 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.

6.  Cancellation Policy - On cancellation; accounts will billed to the end of the present month. If the subscriber had pre paid beyond the present month then the remainder beyond that month will be refunded.

7.  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.  AMERITEL.NET is not responsible for charges incurred by the subscriber for the inputting of the wrong dialup number.

8.  Line Condition - AMERITEL.NET uses state of the art, modern digital equipment for its internet/network services.  AMERITEL.NET is not responsible for the deterioration of line speeds based on the location of the subscriber. 56K provides speeds significantly higher than 33,600 BPS for over 80% of local phone lines. Typical speeds range between 42 and 53.3 KBPS (the current limit set by the FCC)

9.  Legality of Content - The subscriber agrees to use AMERITEL.NET for lawful purposes only. The subscriber will not post or transmit any material, through AMERITEL.NET, 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 AMERITEL.NET. The subscriber agrees to defend and hold harmless AMERITEL.NET, 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, AMERITEL.NET or a third party.

10.  Time Limits - AMERITEL.NET customers may not leave their PPP dial-up accounts connected for more than 8 hours at a time. However, customers are able to re-login after one minute of downtown after the 8 hour maximum period.  Your Personal account is intended for unlimited personal use: meaning, (and our definition is final) that you may have your connection up as long as you are personally in front of your PC. Your Personal account is not a dedicated account. If you disregard this policy and leave your account up for more than 8 hours, your account will be terminated.

11.  Multiple Logins - Only one person, the subscriber, may use the account. Multiple or simultaneous logins will constitute forfeiture of the account and your account will be terminated.

12.  Responsibilities - AMERITEL.NET makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding services provided. AMERITEL.NET 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.

13.  Content Screening - AMERITEL.NET 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 AMERITEL.NET is done so at your own risk.

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

15.  Relationship - The relationship between the subscriber and AMERITEL.NET 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, AMERITEL.NET 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 AMERITEL.NET with regard to this agreement at all trial and appellate court levels.

16.  Court Venue - In the event of a dispute, AMERITEL.NET and the subscriber agree that the venue for such litigation shall be St Mary's County, Maryland and that the terms and conditions of this agreement shall be interpreted under the laws of the State of Maryland.

17.  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 our SPAM policy will result in immediate termination. Any complaints received from our subscribers or non-subscribers of unsolicited materials will result in a charge of $250.00 per complaint charged to the offending subscribers account automatically.

18.  Unauthorized use of AMERITEL.NET Equipment - Any subscriber attempting to attack AMERITEL.NET or any other ISP 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.  Subscribers will not use AMERITEL.NET to run any program or tool that may be used to guess passwords or make unauthorized attempts to access other systems or networks in order to engage in unlawful activities or to otherwise attempt actions that will violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, Title 18, Part I, Chapter 47, Section 1030.  AMERITEL.NET will assist authorities in prosecuting any illegal activities.

19.  Personal Accounts - Personal dial-up accounts and web pages are for non-commercial use only.  AMERITEL.NET provides commercial services at additional subscription fees.  Any personal web pages used for commercial use will be billed at the commercial rate.

20.  Modification of Terms - AMERITEL.NET reserves the right to change or modify the terms, conditions, rates or services at any time, without any prior notification.

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