Terms of Service for Baptist WebSite
1. You agree to use the service for your Church or Christian Ministry.
2. You agree that Sub Domains and Addon Domains are directly part of your church ministry and not an effort to by pass registration or hosting for another ministry which of right should have it's own hosting account.
3. You agree that all uploads are from your church ministry and not archives of sermons or music of other sources. All music or sermons must originate from your ministry. This would include any regular or special services. If it was held in your church and legally recorded then you may include them on your site.
4. No copyrighted material may be uploaded unless YOU hold the rights to the copyright itself. If you make copies of copyrighted music recordings without the copyright holder’s permission, you are stealing music and that’s against the law.
5. UNLIMITED USE POLICY
High bandwidth and disk usage: Baptist WebSite offers an unlimited use policy. This is defined as no predetermined limits. In rare cases, Baptist WebSite may find a customer to be using server resources to such an extent that they may jeopardize server performance and resources for other customers. In such instances, Baptist WebSite reserves the right to impose restriction or denial of services for the consideration of all customers. This applies to bandwidth and disk storage.
Baptist WebSite may implement the following policy to at its sole discretion:
When a website is found to be monopolizing the resources available, Baptist WebSite reserves the right to suspend that site immediately. This policy is only implemented in extreme circumstances and is intended to prevent the misuse of our servers.
All disk space is allocated dynamically. That is it is increased as needed. Please note that when you reach about 80% of your current limit you will receive a notice to contact me. Just E-mail me a note telling me you received that message and I will then give you more access. This is just a way for me to control the flow of sites and avoid a hacker from "stealing" the entire disk at once.
Baptist WebSite offers UN-Limited disk space for the work of the ministry. In order to make this possible and to make the best use of what the Lord has provided, the following should be observed:
1. Web sites should not be used to store files not active on the site. If a file is no longer needed or used it should be removed. Please do not store files that are outdated, test files or files that are duplicates. Email should be downloaded and removed from the server and not kept for storage on the server. Also be sure empty the Trash Bin in Cpanel. Keeping old and unused files on the server accounts for MUCH waisted space.
2. All audio files should be in .mp3 format and compressed. I suggest you consider an excellent .mp3 compressor called MP3Teak. It is one of the best .mp3 compressors. If you need audio streamed from your web site that even dial-up users can hear, you need MP3 Tweak. http://totalwebaudio.com/mp3tweak.zip If you have files in the .wma format they need to be converted to .mp3
You can use a free program to convert just about any file to .mp3 called Format Factory (Free) Then use MP3Tweak to compress it.
3. For the most part only images with the .JPG, PNG and .GIF should be used. .PSP and .BMP images should not be used as these are very large and unnecessary. Large files also make your web page load slower as well as waste space. It has been noted that some sites will have the same image stored as .PNG .BMP as well as .JPG. Please be sure only one (the active .JPG) is left on the site. multiple images even in different folders are discouraged.
6. FLAT RATE PRICE GUARANTEE
Baptist WebSite guarantees for as long as you are a continuous client, in good financial standing, and you keep renewing your account for web hosting service, we guarantee and promise that you will be locked into paying your current web hosting prices forever.
7. DOMAIN NAMES
When a user signs up for a Domain Name through Baptist WebSite, it is registered in YOUR name and under YOUR ownership. You are free to register a Domain Name with any ICCAN authority and have it pointed to Baptist WebSite at no cost from us. We do not bulk register your Domain Name, as some others do. This means you have full rights to the your Domain Name. This means that you will see your details as the current domain name owner and not our information.
This section applies to those domain names we have purchased on behalf of clients
As consideration for the domain name registration services provided by Baptist WebSite. You will be notified (by email only) when renewal fees are due. Notices are sent out 60, 45,30 and 15 day intervals. It is your responsibility to ensure that such fees are paid. If you do not respond or pay within the specified time period for registrations the Domain Name may be lost or a fee imposed to regain the name again.
8. 30 DAY MONEY BACK GURRENATEE
If you sign up for a hosting account and for any reason are not happy we will refund your money in full if you cancel within 30 days. The refund is not extended to the Domain Names, but you will retain ownership of the Domain Name.
9. CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS
Baptist WebSite reserves the right to cancel any account at any time. In this event customers will be entitled to a pro rated refund based upon the remaining unused time. Customers are not entitled to receive a refund if the terms of service are violated.
You agree that you will keep up with your payments having the funds available when your card is billed for your next term. Please keep your contact information current. You will be notified at 60, 45, 30 and 15 day intervals. There is also an option to have auto recurring payments charged to your credit card when either the Domain Name of Hosting is due.
You agree that you will pay the amount indicated (whether by check or by credit card) on time or we will be forced to suspend and eventually delete your domain from our system. Non-payment for hosting will not necessarily end up with a domain name deletion, since you own it. The Domain Name will be lost once the time for its payment is expired and has not been renewed. You may chose to cancel your hosting account yet keep your Domain Name active. You will normally get billed yearly according to the anniversary date of signing up. If you are having trouble paying your bill, please let us know. Please don't just stop corresponding with us. I am sure that we can work something out! We are here to help and serve you. Remember this is a Ministry and NOT a business so we want to help if we can. Hard times fall on us all but working together we can keep the light shinning.
Accepted Payment Methods include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Pay Pal, Money Orders and Checks drawn on US banks. (Please note: a $50.00 charge applies to returned checks due to insufficient funds)
Remember, you will always be billed on the anniversary date of your hosting and Domain Name registration...Please note that by not cancelling before your auto billing date, you are agreeing that it is ok to charge your card at that time. This applies only to those on Auto-Renewal.
11. OVER DUE ACCOUNTS
1. Accounts that are past due will be subject to suspension.
2. Accounts for which payment is not remitted 90 days past suspension will be deleted from our servers. If the Domain Name has expired and has gone beyond the redemption period then the hosting account will be terminated, even if within the 90 past due date. However, It will not necessarily be deleted from our severs at that time.
4. In the event a customer requires files from a deleted account, a $100 backup fee will apply if a suitable backup can be found. There is no guarantee that a suitable backup will be found after an account has been deleted. Customers are encouraged to keep current backups on their systems. The server allows for unlimited backup to your local machine at no cost.
12. SITE CONTENTS
We do not host, support or promote any ministry, business or service that contradicts the ministry and Gospel of Jesus Christ. . If we find your site contradicts this, we will remove the site from our servers without notice and without refund. No exceptions
You agree that your site will not have anything on it that contradicts that:
A-The Bible is the only authoritative Word of God
B-The only means of being saved from sin’s condemnation is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ, which is essential for personal salvation. Any system of works is not compatible with the purpose of this ministry.
C- Your site must not deny the literal death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
All services provided by Baptist WebSite may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United States Federal, State or City law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, trademark, intellectual property, material we judge to be threatening or obscene, or material protected by trade secret and other statute without proper authorization. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Baptist WebSite from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party.
Pornography and sex-related merchandising and material is prohibited on all sites hosted by Baptist WebSite. This includes sites that may infer sexual content, or links to adult content elsewhere. If you host non-adult related content with us and then host adult related sites somewhere else, this is also prohibited and we can not allow someone to host on our servers that would host pornography elsewhere. If we find out that you are hosting adult material elsewhere, we will be forced to remove your site (even if it does not have adult material on it) from our servers because we will not help in any shape or form someone walking is such a manor. We will be the sole arbiter in determining violations of this provision.
If pornography is found on our server, the offending domain will be deleted immediately with no warning and no refunds of money will be given. NO links to any pornography or sex related sites are tolerated and your site will immediately be removed without refund.
Also prohibited are sites that promote any illegal activity or present content that may be damaging to Baptist WebSite servers or any other server on the internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited. No warez, illegal MP3 downloads, top list or gaming sites.
Examples of unacceptable content or links:
Hacker / Cracker programs or archives
Baptist WebSite will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.
Your site cannot promote demonic, occult, satanic, new age or anti-Christian values or beliefs; cannot promote pro-choice or pro-abortion views; cannot promote gay or lesbian lifestyle views; cannot promote a distorted view or faulty interpretation of the Holy Bible. There is to be no misconstruing of God's Word. Not only can you not have offending material on your sites, but you cannot have links to any sites with offending material on them or material listed above.
Also there can be no Anti-American material in content, or links on your site. Any hatred of freedom or liberty will not tolerated. Controversial political view are fine but nothing to undermine the base core of American values will be tolerated. Baptist WebSite will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of these provisions.
If links to any offending sites are found, we will ask you to remove them and if you do not comply, we will then have to remove your account from our server and no refunds issued. The above listing is not complete by any means.
Baptist WebSite decides what is offending to our Web Site family and we want everyone to abide by those rules. Baptist WebSite has the complete right to ask anyone to leave for any offending reason at our discretion. At Baptist WebSite’s discretion, access to Baptist WebSite's server (and your account) may be revoked at any time for abusive conduct on the system and / or the Internet and its resources as a whole.
Spamming, or the sending of unsolicited e-mail or message board posts including, without limitation, commercial advertising and informational announcements, from our server(s) or using an e-mail address or domain that is maintained on a Baptist WebSite machine as reference in that spam is STRICTLY prohibited. Domains and sites are subject to being canceled immediately off of our server as well as fined no less than $500 USD. A user shall not use another site's mail server to relay mail without the express permission of the site. Baptist WebSite will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of these provisions.
14. System and Network Security
Violations of the Baptist WebSite system or network security are prohibited, and may result in criminal and civil liability. Baptist WebSite will investigate incidents involving such violations and may involve and will cooperate with law enforcement if a criminal violation is suspected. We reserve the right to investigate files in a customer's account at any time if we have any reason to suspect there may be activities or network security violations including, but not limited to:
A. Unauthorized access to or use of data, systems or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without express authorization of the owner of the system or network.
B. Unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on any system or network without express authorization of the owner of the system or network.
C. Interference with service to any user including, but not limited to, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks.
D. Forging of any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an e-mail or a newsgroup posting. Baptist WebSite reserves the right to report illegal activities to any and all regulatory, administrative, and / or governmental authorities for prosecution.
We currently do not allow IRC or IRC bots to be operated on our servers.
The client must be 18 years of age to obtain our hosting services.
We do not allow Newsgroups at this time on the server.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Baptist WebSite for any loss, damages or costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any third party claim, action, or demand related to your domain name or the use thereof. This indemnification is in addition to any indemnification required under the Dispute Policy. We do not own your domain name nor do we want to and we do not claim ownership of your content. It is completely yours. All content on your web site is considered a publication of yours and we are not to be held responsible for anything you present on the web through your domain in any way.
19. Limitation of Liability for Domain Registration
YOU AGREE THAT Baptist WebSite WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY LOSS THAT MAY OCCUR DUE TO
(a) ANY LOSS OF REGISTRATION OF A DOMAIN NAME,
(b) THE USE OF YOUR DOMAIN NAME,
(c) ACCESS DELAYS OR ACCESS INTERRUPTIONS TO Baptist WebSite /DOMAIN REGISTRATION SYSTEM;
(d) THE NON-DELIVERY OR MISDELIVERY OF DATA BETWEEN YOU AND Baptist WebSite;
(e) EVENTS BEYOND Baptist WebSite's CONTROL;
(f) THE PROCESSING OF THIS APPLICATION;
(g) THE PROCESSING OF ANY MODIFICATION TO THE RECORD ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR DOMAIN NAME,
(h) THE FAILURE OF YOU OR YOUR AGENT TO PAY ANY FEES HEREUNDER; OR
(i) THE APPLICATION OF THE DISPUTE POLICY. FURTHER, Baptist WebSite OR Domain Registration services WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS) REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF Baptist WebSite HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL Baptist WebSites’s MAXIMUM LIABILITY EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO Baptist WebSite. FOR REGISTRATION OF YOUR DOMAIN NAME DURING THE PRIOR 3 YEARS. TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE STATE DOES NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OUR LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE MINIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.