Customer Account Terms and Conditions

1.  Agreement -
Redbud Services, LLC dba Ameritel Internet Service, 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 all subscribers for use of AMERITEL.NET. The subscriber is deemed to have agreed to comply with all terms by use of the service. AMERITEL.NET reserves the right to terminate or discontinue service at any time.

2.  Billing Period -
Services provided by AMERITEL.NET will be billed via monthly invoice, credit card or debit card payment in advance 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. Invoiced accounts 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. Invoiced accounts that are not paid 20 days after due date will have their account charged to the credit card provided.  Annual accounts are automatically renewed on each anniversary date.

3.  Returned Checks - A returned check charge of $25.00 will be incurred for all returned checks
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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 must be cancelled in writing, and the subscriber will be obligated to pay any and all monthly fees until termination of the contract is finalized.

6.  Cancellation Policy - If you participate in the free month promotion, cancellations must be received before the end of the 30 days trial period. Cancellations received after end of free trial period will require thirty (30) days written notice.

All accounts require thirty (30) days written notice. On receipt of cancellation, your account will be billed one additional billing cycle from that date. There is a $50.00 cancellation fee for annual accounts.  If the subscriber had prepaid annually, then the remainder beyond the month's notice will be refunded. Refunds are calculated by subtracting the standard monthly rate as indicated on your contact from the amount paid plus the $50.00 cancellation fee for annual accounts. There are NO REFUNDS for month to month accounts. We do not prorate.

SUBMIT CANCELLATIONS IN WRITING VIA EMAIL (using your Ameritel account), USPS LETTER, and OR FAX @ 574-485-2080. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CANCELLATIONS OVER THE TELEPHONE.

 

Our mailing address is:  

AMERITEL
P.O. Box 328
Buchanan, MI 49107
ATTN:  BILLING DEPT

Our email address is: 

BILLING@AMERITEL.NET

 

 

It is the userís responsibility to request and receive a cancellation confirmation number when canceling their service. Cancellations are valid only if the user has a valid confirmation number for each account.

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 - Due to constraints set by specific access providers, AMERITEL.NET customers may leave their PPP dial-up accounts connected for a maximum of 4 hours per session. However, customers are able to immediately re-login after the 4 hour maximum period expires.  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 in 4 hour intervals for as many total monthly hours as you will use.

11.  Multiple Logins - Only one person, the subscriber, may use the account. Multiple or simultaneous logins are not allowed by our software.

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, third party litigation, third party software, spyware, or viruses.

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. Please read our complete  ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY (AUP)

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.
     

Last updated:  Sep 23,  2010
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