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Disclaimer and Terms Of Use Policy for AffordableConsulting.com

Website Terms Of Use:
This site is intended as a brochure site for our companies. While we reserve the right to change any and all of these policies at any given time, without any given notice, we endeavor to keep this site as current as time allows.

This site may only be used as an information gathering spot for individuals or organizations with a need for our services. None of the information that is contained in our website can be reproduced in any fashion without the expressed written permission of the owner/president. All items on this site are property of AffordableConsulting.com unless otherwise noted.   Improper or illegal use of any of our artwork, intellectual property, pricing or contents will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If you have any questions or wish to use part or some of our content, feel free to contact Stephen Handwerk at stephen@affordableconsulting.com for permission.

Hosting/Maintenance Agreements/Billing
Each customer is on a month to month service, however the client must notify IN WRITING to us their intention to cancel their service 60 days prior to their cancellation.  If this notification is not received the client will still be liable for fees and services assessed to their account.  Notifications should be sent to our office or to billing@affordableconsulting.com

Monthly invoices are processed by the first of every month. Payment is due ON OR BEFORE the 20th of the month.  If payment fails to reach us by the 20th of the month, PRIOR to your hosting/maintenance service, you can be assessed a handling fee of up to $25.00 and your service could be suspended (this fee is typically waived if it is the first time this has happened). If your payment does not reach us by the last day of the month PRIOR to the month of hosting, your site will be taken down and a fee of $100 to $550 (depending on your service plan and complexity of your site) will be imposed, at which time we will request that you pay for a minimum of three months in advance, in order to re-activate your service. Any additional fees incurred by the client during a month will be due with the following months invoice and will be clearly noted on their invoice. Failure to pay those charges could result in loss of service.

While it is the intention of our company to provide state of the art products and services, and we take every step to insure the stability of our networks and affiliates networks, we can not be responsible for acts of God and the like. Given this, there will be no refunds or credits issued for temporary loss of service. If you have a specific question regarding a billing problem with your account, do not hesitate to contact billing@affordableconsulting.com.

From time to time there will be latency issues and connection problems with the service provider. We try and keep you notified of scheduled upgrades and service, however sometimes this can not happen. This is normal and happens to every website on the internet. These issues are kept to a bare minimum. We are proud to offer and BOAST over 99% uptime rating with our servers, and we do everything we can to ensure any downtime is kept to a bare minimum. For a detailed account of downtimes, the reasons for downtimes and downtime reports, contact our office.

SPAM
Spam is the sending of email to people that did not ask for it and/or excessive posting to the newsgroups. These "targeted lists" are usually scams to get honest people to fall for cheap advertising. Spam doesn't work, so please don't do it. There are millions of Spam complaints every day. 80% of Internet users complain and offenders are always caught. We take great pride in shutting down sites that Spam, it protects our network and therefore our other clients who don't Spam. Even if you, or a company you paid to, send Spam from a server outside of the United States to advertise your site on our servers... this is still Spam. It may not be against any laws.. but it is against our ethics as well as many backbone providers. Preventing Spam makes the Internet more enjoyable for everyone. Promote the proper way, use the search engines and directories out there to list your site.

Affordableconsulting.com does not encourage, promote, or tolerate "spamming," or mass unsolicited emailing in any form. Spamming from a server, or using an email address that associates spamming activity with AffordableConsulting.com, is STRICTLY PROHIBITED! AffordableConsulting.com will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of these rules. Excessive Posting and cross posting to the USENET news groups is also prohibited. If you are unsure as to what posting is Spam or not Spam, please, contact us.

Illegal Activity
AffordableConsulting.com services may be used only for lawful purposes. Transmission, distribution or storage of any material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, without limitation, material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property right used without proper authorization, and material that constitutes an illegal threat, or violates export control laws. Any unlawful activity is strictly forbidden on any of AffordableConsulting.com's servers or services. Such activity includes, but is not limited to: unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials, Spam,bulk emailing, mail bombing, hacking, spreading computer viruses, warez activity, or any activity that causes disruption of services (DoS) on any system, local or otherwise.

SYSTEM AND NETWORK SECURITY
Violations of system or network security are prohibited, and may result in criminal and civil liability. AffordableConsulting.com will investigate incidents involving such violations and may involve and will cooperate with law enforcement if a criminal violation is suspected. Examples of system or network security violations include, without limitation, the following:

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. Unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on any network or system without express authorization of the owner of the system or network. Interference with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks. Forging of any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an email or a newsgroup posting.

Summation:
INDIRECT OR ATTEMPTED VIOLATIONS OF THE POLICY, AND ACTUAL OR ATTEMPTED VIOLATIONS BY A THIRD PARTY ON BEHALF OF A CUSTOMER OR A CUSTOMER'S END USER, SHALL BE CONSIDERED VIOLATIONS OF THE POLICY BY SUCH CUSTOMER OR END USER.

Complaints regarding illegal use of system or network security issues, email abuse, or USENET abuse or SPAM should be sent to abuse@affordableconsulting.com.

This Acceptable Use Policy has been derived from our backbone provider's policy, since their policy is our policy. This Policy is to protect the common use of the Internet system to promote the Internet's health and operation. Our customers can rest assured their resources are protected and their service will be protected from said offenders.

AffordableConsulting.com  reserves the right to refuse service to whom we choose. AffordableConsulting.com will not be part of any site that promotes or condones HATE SPEECH, VIOLENCE, ABUSE or any other activity that could possibly hurt or intimidate individuals, classes or groups of people. While we fully support and defend the 1st amendment, and everyone's right to free speech, we will not play a role in the subjugation of anyone. Any sites that are deemed inappropriate for children must be clearly noted on the site and the owner of the site must take every measure to prevent minors from entering their site. Any abusive site, being bandwidth, CPU usage, SPAM, or any other activity that sacrifices our service capabilities will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

No warranties are implied of any kind, written or suggested.   

To report a violation or perceived violation of these terms please send an e-mail to abuse@affordableconsulting.com for our immediate attention.

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