Online Store/Quick Shopping Cart Agreement
This Online Store/Quick Shopping Cart Agreement ("Agreement") is by and between Metropolitan Host (" Metropolitan Host "), an individual, and you, your heirs, assigns, agents and contractors ("You") and is made effective as of the date of electronic execution. This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions of Your use of Metropolitan Host's Online Store/Quick Shopping Cart Service (the "Service") and represents the entire Agreement between You and Metropolitan Host. By using the Service, You acknowledge that You have read, understand and agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and the Universal Terms of Service, along with any new, different or additional terms, conditions or policies which Metropolitan Host may establish from time to time. Such Agreements may be found here.
In addition to transactions entered into by You on Your behalf, You also agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement for transactions entered into on Your behalf by anyone acting as Your Agent, and transactions entered into by anyone who uses the account You've established with Metropolitan Host, whether or not the transactions were in Your behalf. You acknowledge that Metropolitan Host's acceptance of any application made by You for services provided by Metropolitan Host will take place at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") accredited registrar's offices located in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
As consideration for the Service purchased by You and provided to You by Metropolitan Host, You agree to pay Metropolitan Host a monthly or annual fee, depending on which payment plan You signed up for when You purchased the Service. If You signed up for a monthly payment plan, Your monthly billing date will be determined based on the day of the month You establish Your Online Store/Quick Shopping Cart account with Metropolitan Host unless that date falls after the 28th of the month in which case Your billing date will be the 28th of each month. If You signed up for an annual payment plan, and You elected the automatic renewal option, Metropolitan Host will automatically renew Your service when it comes up for renewal and will take payment from the Payment Method You have on file with Metropolitan Host, at Metropolitan Host's then current rates. Payment is to be made by You providing either a valid credit card, an online check, or using "Good as Gold" to establish a cash reserve for charge by Metropolitan Host (collectively, the "Payment Method"). Personal checks and money orders may only be used only to fund "Good As Gold" (GAG) accounts, must be for payments of $100 or more, and issued in U.S. dollars for the full amount required at that time. All money orders will be delayed ten (10) days until the money is credited, which may delay Your usage of the product or service, and any money order that does not clear will result in a $25 processing fee. Personal checks under $1,000 are subject to the same processing fees as wire transfers. All personal checks will be delayed fourteen (14) days until the money is credited, which may delay Your usage of the product or service, and any check that bounces will result in a $25 bounced check fee. If You purchase an automatically renewing service or product by personal check, it is Your responsibility to make payment arrangements for each renewal payment. Payments are non-refundable. If for any reason Metropolitan Host is unable to charge Your Payment Method with the full amount of the Service provided, or if Metropolitan Host is charged a penalty for any fee it previously charged to Your Payment Method, You agree that Metropolitan Host may pursue all available remedies in order to obtain payment. In the event that You exceed the scope of the Service as set forth in Your Agreement, You shall pay Metropolitan Host for such additional service not within the scope of Your Agreement as specified. Metropolitan Host reserves the right to charge a reasonable service fee for administrative tasks outside the scope of its regular services. These include, but are not limited to, customer service issues that cannot be handled over email but require personal service, and disputes that require legal services. These charges will be billed to the Payment Method we have on file for You. You may change Your Payment Method at any time by logging into Your Account Management page.
2. TERM, TERMINATION, MODIFICATIONS
The term of this Agreement shall commence on the date You purchase the Service, and will continue in full force and effect as long as Metropolitan Host is providing the Service to You.
You agree that You will be responsible for notifying Metropolitan Host should You desire to terminate Your use of the Service. Notification of Your intent to terminate must be provided to Metropolitan Host no earlier than ten (10) days prior to Your billing date but no later than three (3) days prior to Your billing date. In the absence of notification from You, Metropolitan Host will automatically continue providing access to the Service indefinitely and will charge the Payment Method You have on file with Metropolitan Host, at Metropolitan Host's then current rates. It is Your responsibility to keep Your Payment Method information current, including the expiration date of any credit cards You have on file. Metropolitan Host reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, at any time and for any reason, to suspend Your access to or use of the Service.
You agree that Metropolitan Host may modify this Agreement from time to time. Metropolitan Host may also discontinue the Service. You agree to be bound by any changes Metropolitan Host may reasonably make to this Agreement when such changes become effective.
3. THE SERVICE
With Online Store/Quick Shopping Cart, Metropolitan Host will provide You with the ability to create, manage and maintain an online storefront provided, however, that You abide by the terms and conditions set forth herein and in each of Metropolitan Host's policies and procedures.
Online Store/Quick Shopping Cart allows You to:
- add, access, manage and maintain a catalog of products and/or services and present said catalog on the Internet through a compiled storefront rendered as a domain (web site) or sub-domain;
- engage in the selling of physical and downloadable goods over the Internet;
- arrange for the collection of payment related to applicable tax and shipping fees;
- collect credit card and personal information for the purpose of conducting transactions;
- perform order management and processing activities; and
- generate business reports related to storefront business activity
You shall be solely responsible for providing, updating, uploading and maintaining Your storefront and any and all files, pages, data, works, information and/or materials on, within, displayed, linked or transmitted to, from or through Your storefront, including, without limitation, trade or service marks, images, photographs, illustrations, graphics, audio clips, video clips, email or other messages, meta tags, domain names, software and text. Your web site content shall also include any registered domain names provided by You or registered on behalf of You in connection with the Service.
Shared SSL Certificates
Any SSL certificate You purchase from Metropolitan Host or its affiliates to use in conjunction with a shared hosting plan provided by Metropolitan Host, is intended for its specific use as described in the Subscriber Agreement and will not be exported from the hosting server to be used with any other web hosting service. If You are using an SSL certificate on a web site hosted by Metropolitan Host, Metropolitan Host will generate and securely store a corresponding private key. For security reasons, at no time will Metropolitan Host release Your private key, even if You request it. I f You wish to export Your SSL certificate for use on a non Metropolitan Host hosting server, You will need to make a request to Metropolitan Host no earlier than thirty (30) days after Your initial SSL subscription began. After Your hosting account with Metropolitan Host has been cancelled, You will have thirty (30) days to follow the Metropolitan Host Secure Certificate Registration Process and request a re-key of the SSL certificate, or Your SSL certificate will become invalid.
Availability of Services
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Metropolitan Host shall attempt to provide the Service for twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week throughout the term of this Agreement. You agree that from time to time, the Service may be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including, without limitation: (i) equipment malfunctions; (ii) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which Metropolitan Host may undertake from time to time; or (iii) causes beyond the control of Metropolitan Host or which are not reasonably foreseeable by Metropolitan Host, including, without limitation, interruption or failure of telecommunication or digital transmission links, hostile network attacks network congestion or other failures. You agree that Metropolitan Host has no control over the availability of the Service on a continuous or uninterrupted basis.
Unlimited Product Catalog
You agree the performance of Your storefront may begin to slow at varying number of products depending on potential physical and practical constraints, including (but not limited to): system architecture, system capacity, system load, end-user internet connectivity and end-user computer configurations. You agree Metropolitan Host has no control over potential physical and practical constraints You may experience at an uncertain number of products in a category.
4. YOUR OBLIGATIONS
By using the Service, You agree You are age 18 or over. The Service is available only to persons who can make legally binding contracts under applicable law.
You agree You have provided accurate, current and complete information in the application process and that You will notify Metropolitan Host within five (5) business days when any of the information You provided as part of the application and/or registration process changes. Failure by You, for whatever reason, to respond within five (5) business days to any inquiries made by Metropolitan Host to determine the validity of information provided by You, will constitute a material breach of this Agreement. If You provide any information that is inaccurate, not current, false, misleading or incomplete, or if Metropolitan Host has reasonable grounds to suspect that Your information is inaccurate, not current, false, misleading or incomplete, Metropolitan Host has the absolute right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the Service and close Your account.
Except as expressly stated elsewhere in this Agreement, this Agreement does not grant You any rights in the Service and all rights are reserved by Metropolitan Host or its licensor. You agree that Quick Shopping Cart, the names and logos of Metropolitan Host and all related product and service names, design marks and slogans, are the property of Metropolitan Host and its affiliates, and that You are not authorized to use any of them in any advertising, publicity, or other commercial venture without the prior written consent of Metropolitan Host. You are responsible for ensuring Your web site conforms to all local, state, federal, and international laws. Further, You are responsible for securing permission to use any copyrighted, trademarked or otherwise legally protected images, text, or other web site elements that are not provided by Metropolitan Host. You affirmatively acknowledge Metropolitan Host is relying on Your representation concerning Your proper use of all content on any web site You create or control. Moving Your web site from one hosting server or provider to another is Your responsibility. Metropolitan Host will not transfer or FTP Your Web site to another hosting provider.
Product and Service Agreements
You agree to enter into any Third Party User Agreements necessary before You may use any of the Payment, Shipping, Tax Calculations or other options associated with the Service. You further agree to enter into any Metropolitan Host and affiliate User Agreements required for the customization and operation of the Service, including, but not limited to, agreements for domain registration, hosting, and products. Such Agreements may be found here
End Customer Payment and Taxes
You understand You are responsible for collecting, and managing all end customer payments. Similarly, You are responsible for the payment of all applicable state, federal or international taxes on products You sell using the Service. It is Your responsibility to read and agree to all End User License Agreements required for use of Your selected Payment Methods and Tax options. Metropolitan Host is not responsible for the accuracy of information obtained through the Payment Method and Tax options. You are responsible for any additional taxes and duties imposed on the transaction. You may be subject to foreign tax obligations by selling to buyers. You are solely responsible for complying with all domestic and foreign tax, shipping, and export laws with respect to the sale of Your items to purchasers internationally.
Storage and Security
At all times, You shall bear full risk of loss and damage to Your web site and all of Your web site content. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password and account information. You agree You are solely responsible for all acts, omissions and use under and charges incurred with Your account or password or in connection with the site or any of Your web site content displayed, linked, transmitted through or stored on the Server. You shall be solely responsible for undertaking measures to: (i) prevent any loss or damage to Your web site content; (ii) maintain independent archival and backup copies of Your web site content; (iii) ensure the security, confidentiality and integrity of all Your web site content transmitted through or stored on Metropolitan Host's servers; and (iv) ensure the confidentiality of Your password. Metropolitan Host's servers and hosting services are not an archive and Metropolitan Host shall have no liability to You or any other person for loss, damage or destruction of any of Your content. If Your password is lost, stolen or otherwise compromised, You shall promptly notify Metropolitan Host, whereupon Metropolitan Host shall suspend access to Your web site by use of such password and issue a replacement password to You or Your authorized representative. Metropolitan Host will not be liable for any loss You may incur as a result of someone else using Your password or account, either with or without Your knowledge. However, You could be held liable for losses incurred by Metropolitan Host or another party due to someone else using Your account or password.
If You are hosting Your web site on Metropolitan Host's servers, You are responsible for ensuring there is no excessive overloading on Metropolitan Host's DNS or servers. You may not use Metropolitan Host's servers and Your web site as a source, intermediary, reply to address, or destination address for mail bombs, Internet packet flooding, packet corruption, denial of service, or other abusive activities. Server hacking or other perpetration of security breaches is prohibited and Metropolitan Host reserves the right to remove sites that contain information about hacking or links to such information. Use of Your web site as an anonymous gateway is prohibited. Metropolitan Host prohibits the use of software or scripts run on its servers that cause the server to load beyond a reasonable level, as determined by Metropolitan Host. You agree Metropolitan Host reserves the right to remove Your web site temporarily or permanently from its hosting servers if Metropolitan Host is the recipient of activities that threaten the stability of its network.
Sample Terms and Conditions
Sample Terms and Conditions are provided for reference purposes only. Metropolitan Host is not responsible for Your use of the sample terms and conditions -- You use them at Your own risk. The default terms and conditions provided through the Terms and Conditions page can be used with the following disclaimer: The descriptions and suggestions are not legal, tax or financial advice. Online Store/Quick Shopping Cart does not guarantee to the legality of any phrasing or provisions offered or derived from these descriptions and suggestions. You should consult with an attorney to ensure Your terms and conditions are sufficient to meet Your needs, appropriate for Your jurisdiction and are legally binding on Your customers.
Facebook Page Designer
Quick Shopping Cart includes access to a Facebook page designer (the “Facebook Page Designer”). The Facebook Page Designer allows You to create a customized Facebook page. In order to use the Facebook Page Designer, You will need to (i) set up a Facebook account (if You do not have one already) and (ii) activate a public page from within Your Facebook account. After You finish designing Your Facebook page, You will need to link the Facebook page to Your Facebook account in order for the Facebook page to be navigable. Please note that Your Facebook page will be accessible via the same control panel as Your cart. Accordingly, Your cart must be active before Your Facebook page can be published
General Rules of Conduct; Facebook Restrictions
In addition to Section 4 (General Rules of Conduct) contained in the Universal Terms of Service Agreement, You specifically acknowledge and agree that:
- If You access the Facebook Page Designer, You shall not use it to launch a Facebook page that promotes, provides content referencing, facilitates, contains, or uses any of the following:
- Alcohol-related content, or sale of tobacco products, ammunition and/or firearms;
- Content that infringes upon the rights of any third party, including intellectual property rights, privacy, publicity, moral or other personal or proprietary rights, or that is deceptive or fraudulent;
- Gambling, including without limitation, any online casino, sports books, bingo or poker;
- Illegal activity and/or illegal contests, pyramid schemes, sweepstakes or chain letters (if You run, reference, or facilitate a legally permissible sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion You are subject to Facebook's Promotions Guidelines located here: http://www.facebook.com/promotions_guidelines.php); or
- Content that is hateful, threatening, defamatory, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.
- If You access the Facebook Page Designer, You must ensure that You own or have secured all rights necessary to copy, display, distribute, deliver, render and publicly perform all content of or within Your application to Facebook users in all countries where You make the content available.
6. METROPOLITAN HOST 'S RIGHTS
Metropolitan Host explicitly reserves the right and sole discretion to:
- modify its pricing through email notification;
- terminate Your use of the Service for unsolicited, commercial e-mailing (i.e., spam, sending email to subscribers who have not "opted-in"); illegal access to other computers or networks (i.e., hacking); distribution of Internet viruses or similar destructive activities; non-payment of fees; activities designed to defame, embarrass, harm, abuse, threaten, slander or harass third parties; activities prohibited by the laws of the United States and/or foreign territories in which You conduct business; activities designed to encourage unlawful behavior by others, such as hate crimes, terrorism and child pornography; activities that are tortuous, vulgar, obscene, invasive of the privacy of a third party, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable; activities designed to impersonate the identity of a third party; and activities designed to harm minors in any way, and other activities whether lawful or unlawful that Metropolitan Host determines to be harmful to its other customers, operations, or reputation;
- terminate Your use of the Service if Your use of the Service results in, or is the subject of, legal action or threatened legal action, against Metropolitan Host or any of its affiliates or partners, without consideration for whether such legal action or threatened legal action is eventually determined to be with or without merit; and
- terminate Your Service if You have not accessed or logged into it for ninety (90) days.
If Metropolitan Host terminates Your Service, it may, at its own option, remove and destroy data and files stored by You on its servers. Metropolitan Host has no obligation to monitor Your use of the Service, but reserves the right in its sole discretion to do so.