January 23, 2023
These Terms of Service ("Terms") apply to your access to, and use of the websites, applications and other online products and services (collectively, our "Services") provided by Newshosting. By clicking to indicate your acceptance to these Terms or otherwise using our Services, you agree to these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, including the mandatory arbitration provision and class action waiver in these Terms, you may not use our Services.
In accordance with the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and associated rules, we do not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from children.
By using our Services, You affirm that You are at least 18 years of age. Nobody under the age of 18 may use our Services. You understand that the Internet may contain information which may be offensive, may be illegal in various jurisdictions, or may be inappropriate for certain ages and that Newshosting is not responsible for detection and removal of such information.
Copyright Policy. Newshosting respects the intellectual property of others and you must do the same. We will not tolerate copyright infringement and users of the Service will be terminated pursuant to our repeat infringer policy for copyright violations. Please review our copyright policy for further information.
Services provided. Newshosting operates an online, computerized interactive information, communication and transaction system (the "system") which provides access to usenet and the internet. Newshosting will provide You the Services (the "Services"). The term "You" when the context permits, includes Your officers, employees, agents, and contractors. You will not permit access to the system by users under the age of 18.
Child protection policy. We do not tolerate child endangerment on Newshosting's servers. When made aware of child endangerment, we will act expeditiously to remove any such images, and we will report such images to the national center for missing and exploited children. We also reserve the right to take any other actions, including cooperation with relevant law enforcement agencies, to assist them in identifying and prosecuting individuals who are involved in the transmission or dissemination of images containing child endangerment.
To report any child endangerment that is posted to usenet, please send the message-ids of the posts to cp@Newshosting.com. Please be sure to include the message-id in your submission. The message-id is necessary for us to identify the material to NCMEC. You can find the message-id in the header of the post. There is a header for every usenet post. It includes information such as the poster's email address, date, subject line, etc.
Spam. Newshosting enforces a zero-tolerance spam policy regarding our users posts to usenet through our network. It is the sole discretion of Newshosting to determine if a user's posts are considered spam. If Newshosting has determined that a user has posted 1 or more articles of spam, that user will be charged a $500 per hour clean-up fee and the user's account will be canceled immediately with no refunds and all reasonable efforts will be made by Newshosting to prevent the user from using our network anytime thereafter.
Content. You shall not use the system to post or transmit any illegal material, including without limitation any transmissions that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law or regulation.
Protected Materials. You shall not upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, or distribute in any way, information, software or other material obtained through the system which is protected by copyright or other proprietary right or derivative works with respect thereto, without obtaining permission of the copyright owner or rightsholder and shall not upload, post, publish, reproduce, transmit or distribute in any way any component of the system itself or derivative works with respect thereto.
RIGHT TO MONITOR AND CONTROL CONTENT. Newshosting has no obligation to monitor or remove information on the system and You acknowledge that postings and communications by other users are not reviewed, monitored, screened, approved, or endorsed by Newshosting. You understand that the system is public and not private. You agree that Newshosting has the right to monitor the system electronically from time to time and to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, or other governmental request, to operate the system properly, or to protect itself or its users.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF THE SERVICES AND THE SYSTEM AND THE MATERIAL THEREIN AND STORAGE OF INFORMATION WHICH APPEARS IN THE SYSTEM IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES AND THE SYSTEM ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION GIVEN BY NEWSHOSTING, ITS CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, AFFILIATES OR VENDORS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY.
INDEMNITY. YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD NEWSHOSTING, ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, VENDORS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, COSTS AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES, RELATED TO OR ARISING FROM: (A) ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT BY YOU, (B) THE USE OF THE SYSTEM OR THE INTERNET OR USENET OR THE PLACEMENT OR TRANSMISSION OF ANY MESSAGE, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIALS ON THE SYSTEM OR THE INTERNET OR USENET BY YOU, (C) ACTS OR OMISSIONS BY YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, PRESENCE, USE OR REMOVAL OF SYSTEMS, CHANNELS, OR TERMINAL EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE NOT PROVIDED BY NEWSHOSTING WHICH ARE CONNECTED OR ARE TO BE CONNECTED TO THE SYSTEM; AND (D) CLAIMS FOR INFRINGEMENT OF PATENTS ARISING FROM THE USE OF EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS NOT PROVIDED BY NEWSHOSTING IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES AND THE SYSTEM.
Right to Restrict Access. Newshosting may deny Your access to all or part of the system without notice if You engage in any conduct or activities that Newshosting in its sole discretion believes violates these Terms. If Newshosting denies You access to the system, You shall have no right (1) to access through Newshosting any materials stored on the system, the internet or usenet, (2) to obtain any credit(s) otherwise due to You, and such credit(s) may be forfeited, (3) to access third party services, merchandise or information on the system, the internet or usenet through Newshosting, and Newshosting shall have no obligation to notify any third-party providers of services, merchandise or information nor any responsibility for any consequences resulting from lack of notification or restriction of your access, security, access to the system, the internet or usenet, and to certain online transactions involves the use of identification numbers, passwords, charge or debit accounts or other individualized nonpublic information ("private documentation"). You shall use best efforts to prevent unauthorized use of the system or of any private documentation and shall promptly report to Newshosting any suspected unauthorized use or other breach of security. You shall be responsible for any unauthorized use of its identification numbers or passwords until Newshosting receives written notice of a breach of security and a request to block further access for such numbers and passwords. Newshosting shall not be liable for any unauthorized use of charge, debit, or other credit accounts.
Acceptable use policy. You may not use our services or our system to post or transmit any illegal material, including without limitation any transmissions that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law or regulation. In particular, the following is a representative, non-exhaustive list of acts that are prohibited:
Term and termination. This agreement shall be automatically renewed for successive requested periods, until canceled by You. Newshosting shall have the right to terminate this agreement immediately in the event of a breach of any of its terms by You or without cause at any time.
Payment and Billing. You represent and warrant that you are authorized to use the payment method You use via the Services to make any purchase. You authorize us (or the provider of any subscription to which You subscribe) to charge Your payment method for the total amount of Your purchase (including any applicable taxes). Your order may be suspended or cancelled for any reason, including if the payment method cannot be verified, is invalid or is otherwise not acceptable.
Pricing and Taxes. All prices are shown in U.S. dollars and do not include applicable taxes, unless we or the subscription provider states otherwise. You are responsible for any sales, use, value-added or other governmental taxes, fees or duties due with respect to your order. We may collect applicable taxes if we determine there is a duty to collect them. Newshosting reserves the right to raise prices at any time.
Pricing Modifications. Newshosting reserves the right to modify fees and implement new plans and pricing at any point in time. Any changes or modifications to subscription plans will become effective during a subscription renewal and not during the current subscription period (i.e., if You subscribed for 1 month, the changes to the plan or pricing will be effective the following month).
Refunds. Newshosting service is pre-paid, refunds cannot be offered.
Limitation of Liability.
Newshosting will not be liable to You under any theory of liability-whether based in contract, tort, negligence, warranty or otherwise for any indirect, consequential, incidental, special damages or lost profits arising out of or in any way related to these Terms or our Services, even if Newshosting or the other Newshosting Parties have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
The total liability of Newshosting Parties, for any claim arising out of or relating to these Terms or our Services, regardless of the form of the action, is limited to the greater of $100 or the amounts paid by you to Newshosting in the six (6) months prior to the claim.
The limitations set forth in this section will not limit or exclude liability for the gross negligence, fraud, or intentional misconduct of Newshosting Parties or for any other matters in which liability cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Release. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you release Newshosting Parties from responsibility, liability, claims, demands, and/or damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown (including, but not limited to, claims of gross negligence), arising out of or related to disputes between users and the acts or omissions of third parties. You expressly waive any rights You may have under California Civil Code § 1542 as well as any other statute or common law principles that would otherwise limit the coverage of this release to include only those claims which you may know or suspect to exist in Your favor at the time of agreeing to this release.
Transfer and Processing Data. By accessing or using our Services, You consent to the processing, transfer, and storage of information about You in and to the United States and other countries, where you may not have the same rights and protections as you do under local law.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION; BINDING ARBRITRATION.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE CERTAIN DISPUTES AND CLAIMS WITH NEWSHOSTING AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM US.
Effective: April 8, 2021
For information about choices we provide in connection with our information practices, please see the "Your Choices" section below.
Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you register for an account, update your profile, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we collect includes your first and last name, email address, phone number, username, zip code and country, payment method information, and any other information you choose to provide.
Information We Collect Automatically When You Use Online Services
We combine the information we collect about you and use this information for various purposes, including to:
We may share information about you as follows:
The information we collect about you may be transferred to, and accessed from within, the United States, which may not offer the same level of data protection as your home jurisdiction. We will take steps to maintain an adequate level of protection for this information in the jurisdictions in which we process it. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area ("EEA"), this information is transferred to the United States pursuant to our Privacy Shield certification. Please see the "Note to EEA Residents" section below for more details.
You may update the online account information you provide to us by logging into your online account.
You may opt out of receiving promotional emails from us by following the instructions in those emails. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations.
You may also opt-out of receiving promotional emails and other promotional communications from us at any time by emailing us at email@example.com with a written request.
You may delete your account at any time by logging into your online account and exercising your rights to delete your content or your entire profile.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our websites.
Your Access & Control Rights
You can request access, correction, updates or deletion of your personal information at any time. You can object to processing of your personal information or ask us to restrict processing of your personal information.
If we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
To exercise any of your access & control rights, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We store the information we collect about you for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it. We may retain certain information for legitimate business purposes or as required by law.
If you are a resident of the EEA, you have certain rights and protections under the law regarding our processing of your personal data. Please see the sections below for more details.
We will only process personal data about in accordance with the following legal bases:
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area and believe we maintain your Personal Data within the scope General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you may direct questions or complaints directly to us at email@example.com. Additionally, the list of Data Protection Authorities can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm.
You have the right to access personal data we hold about you and to ask that this data be corrected. In certain cases, you may also have the right to request that we erase data we are processing or to restrict or object to certain of our processing activities. You may also have the right to request that we provide you with the personal data you have provided us in a portable form for transmission to another controller's service. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, you may contact us as indicated above.
Newshosting Holdings, Inc. ("Newshosting") adheres to the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Principles issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce (the "Principles") in connection with our processing of personal data received from the European Economic Area, United Kingdom and Switzerland ("Covered Data"). For more information about the Principles and to view our certification, please visit the Department of Commerce's Privacy Shield website. You may contact us about any question or complaint regarding adherence to the Principles as indicated above. If we do not resolve your complaint, you may submit your complaint free of charge to JAMS at https://www.jamsadr.com/file-an-eu-us-privacy-shield-claim, our designated Privacy Shield independent dispute resolution provider. Under certain conditions specified by the Principles, you may also be able to invoke binding arbitration to resolve your complaint. We are subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission. If we share Covered Data with a third-party service provider that processes the data solely on our behalf, then we will be liable for that party's processing of Covered Data in violation of the Principles, unless we can prove that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
While no service is completely secure, Newshosting takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. The servers on which personal information is stored are kept in a controlled environment with restricted access. While we take reasonable efforts to guard personable information we knowingly collect directly from you, no security system is impenetrable.
To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused. In addition, always logout and close your browser when you finish your session. Please note that we will never ask you to disclose your password in an unsolicited phone call or email.
Our Services are not intended for anyone under the age of 18. As addressed in the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and associated rules, we do not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from anyone under the age of 13.
We encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe that your child has provided personally identifiable information on our Site, please contact us immediately so that we can delete the child's information.
You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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