HIVnet.com Terms of Service / Member Agreement

HIVnet.com Terms of Use Agreement
Your use of any portion of HIVnet.com indicates your acceptance and agreement to and of these terms of service.
This is a legally binding document. You are advised to review it prior to joining or using any portion of HIVnet.com
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Welcome to HIVnet.com, a service exclusively for the use of adults over the age of 18 who have been diagnosed by a medical professional as being HIV positive or living with AIDS and is from a country not on our blocked country list.

HIVnet.com is operated by i-netAmerica, inc. ("HIVnet.com"). By using the HIVnet.com website (the "website") you agree to be bound by these terms of use (this "agreement"), whether or not you register as a member ("member"). If you wish to become a member and communicate with other members and / or make use of any portion the HIVnet.com website (the "service"), read these terms of use.  Your membership and use of any area on HIVnet.com indicates your acceptance and agreement.  This is a legally binding document.

This agreement sets out the legally binding terms of your use of the website and your membership in the service and may be modified by HIVnet.com from time to time, such modifications to be effective upon posting by HIVnet.com on the website. This agreement includes HIVnet.com's acceptable use policy for content posted on the website, HIVnet.com's privacy policy, and any notices regarding the Website.

  1. Eligibility. You must be diagnosed by a medical professional as HIV positive or living with AIDS to join or access this website. By accessing HIVnet.com, it is assumed that you are diagnosed as being HIV positive and/or living with AIDS.   We do not allow friends, family members or those "affected" by HIV/AIDS to join this website.  You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to register as a member of HIVnet.com or use the website. Membership in the service is void where prohibited. By using the website, you represent and warrant that you are HIV positive, and have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this agreement.
  2. Term. This agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the website and/or are a member. You may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason by contacting us with your username and password and a request for termination, or clicking on account and using the "delete my account" option.  HIVnet.com may terminate your membership at any time and for any reason. If HIVnet.com terminates your membership in the Service, you will not be entitled to any monetary damages or refunds.  Even after this agreement is terminated, certain provisions will remain in effect, including sections 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9-14 of this agreement.
  3. Non commercial use by members. The website is for the personal use of individual members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial, non-profit or fund raising endeavors. Individuals, organizations, non-profit groups, commercial companies, and/or businesses may not become members and should not use the service or the website for any such purpose. Emails sent via HIVnet.com by any person, business entity, their employees, agents, originating IP address or associates for the purpose of promoting any event, website or similar service to our user database without the express written consent of i-netAmerica, inc. or HIVnet.com or it's advertising partners will be subject to a promotional fee of $100.00 per email sent to our user database.  This includes any email or communication containing links, references or advertisements any such event, business, non profit group or websites and will be due and payable on demand.  Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the website, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to the website will be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.   i-netAmerica, inc.. and  or HIVnet.com may, at it's sole discretion chose to help promote, sponsor or co-sponsor events, groups or ventures with third parties not related to i-netAmerica, inc.  Your must have written permission  from HIVnet.com prior to emailing or promoting any event, website or service to the members of HIVnet.com.  Please contact our customer care team for further information.
  4. Proprietary rights in content on HIVnet.com. i-netAmerica, inc. and HIVnet.com owns and retains all proprietary rights in the website, design, logos, name, URL and service. The website contains copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of HIVnet.com, i-netAmerica, inc. and its licensors. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission to use, you may not use, copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.
  5. Content Posted on the Site.
    1. You understand and agree that HIVnet.com may review and delete any content, messages, messenger messages, photos or profiles, chat room messages or users (collectively, "content") that in the sole judgment of HIVnet.com may violate this agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate these terms, rights, or that may harm, or threaten the safety or reputation of members, i-netAmerica, inc. it's employees, the website, partners, managers, guests or affiliates.
    2. You are solely responsible for the content that you publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on the service, or transmit to other members. Information posted on HIVnet.com is general use only and should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease, or relied upon as legal or other professional advice. This information is not a substitute for professional advice or care. If you have or suspect you may have a health or legal problem, you should consult your own health care provider, your attorney or the proper authorities.
    3. By posting content to  HIVnet.com, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to HIVnet.com an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content within the limits of this website. 
    4. Hivnet.com reviews every profile and photo for content.  All profiles and pictures are reviewed before appearing online (if approved) for other members to view.  This includes all new, updated or changed account information or profile and photo information. All new and updated profiles are reviewed  during our normal business hours.  HIVnet.com reserves the right to delete or edit any profile, profile content, photo or other information posted on the website, at anytime, for any reason.
    5. Members who do not provide a current active email address may be subject to deletion.
    6. Incomplete profiles may be subject to deletion.
    7. duplicate accounts are subject to deletion.
    8. Accounts providing false information, including non-valid email addresses, false names, city, state or other incorrect information are subject to deletion.
    9. Inactive accounts are subject to deletion after 180 days.
    10. All profiles and account information must be posted and written in the English language.  This is an "english speaking" website.  Profiles posted in other languages are subject to removal.
    11. The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is prohibited on the Website. HIVnet.com reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the service and terminating the membership of such violators. It includes content that:
      • is patently offensive to the online community, such as content that is not in keeping with the standards of moral conduct that would be considered appropriate or promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
      • harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
      • involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming";
      • promotes or mentions the use of competing websites or advertising of any website or service not owned by i-netAmerica, inc. to other members. (see promotional fees above.)
      • promotes information that you know is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
      • promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
      • contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
      • provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in any manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
      • promotes information that may be deemed to be potentially damaging or destructive to the service, reputation, name or good will of HIVnet.com, i-netAmerica, inc., it's advertisers, employees, partners or affiliates.
      • provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
      • solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users.
      • engages in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes.
      • contains adult oriented material, overt sexual language or sexual images.
      • contains website URL's, email addresses, phone numbers, personal or work addresses or locations, instant messenger or any other contact information.
      • profiles that contain or provide private personally identifiable information.
    12. You must use the service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
    13. You may not include in your public member profile or username any telephone numbers, street addresses, real names, URLs or email addresses or any identifiable contact information. Violations will result in an automatic suspension of your account without notice.  Violators will forfeit any paid subscriptions and will not be entitled to refunds either in full or prorated.
    14. Incarcerated prisoners, currently held in any federal, state, local or city jail or prison system are not eligible to be members of HIVnet.com. Registered sex offenders are subject to removal.
    15. You agree to have a completed profile.  Incomplete profiles will be deleted and blocked.
    16. You may not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other members to buy or sell any products or services through the service or promote any event including private, for profit or non-profit events. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other members. Although HIVnet.com cannot monitor the conduct of its members off the website, it is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the service in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any member without their prior explicit consent. In order to protect our members from such advertising or solicitation, HIVnet.com reserves the right to restrict the number of emails which a member may send to other members in any 24-hour period to a number which HIVnet.com deems appropriate in its sole discretion.   Your account is limited to your use only.  Using your account to email any information on behalf of another member will result in the termination of both accounts.
    17. You understand that your account may be terminated at anytime, for any reason at the sole discretion of the managers of HIVnet.com without liability or exposure.
    18. You understand that you may be exposed to adult content, language or potentially offensive material by accessing this website.
    19. Any links to third party services or advertisers do not represent an endorsement, recommendation or affiliation with, by or for HIVnet.com. HIVnet.com is not responsible for any action or quality of good or services offered by third parties.
    20. HIVnet.com is owned and operated by i-netAmerica, inc., a privately held entity and is not affiliated or endorsed by or with any other HIV organizations, groups or publications.
    21. The games offered on HIVnet.com are on an "as is" basis. HIVnet.com is not responsible for maintaining, offering support or help.  HIVnet.com is not responsible for any problems you may encounter.  Our games may link to a third party outside of our control.  Play is free, and no prizes or money is paid for winnings.
       
  6. Copyright Policy. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us  and provide our copyright agent with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf
  7. Premium Membeships. HIVnet.com is a free and paid membership / subscription based service.  We reserve the right to change our membership fees to access portions of this website at any time. It is not a requirement to be a paid / premium member of HIVnet.com to access this service.  Premium memberships  are not refundable at anytime, for any reason including equipment failure, results or termination by you or the service. Credits are not given to deleted or terminated memberships for any unused portion of premium memberships.   Premium memberships do not auto renew upon expiration and are billed once.  Premium memberships are billed under our corporate name i-netamerica, inc. for your confidentiality and privacy.   Memberships purchased using fraudulent information will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  HIVnet.com cooperates with all local, federal and banking authorities to investigate credit card fraud
  8. Interaction with Customer Care.  Our customer care team is here to help you with questions regarding the website.  Please be patient, we answer all questions but your response my be delayed up to 24 hours depending on the volume of inquires received.  Our customer care team is here to help you.  Rude comments, offensive language, threats and demands will only delay your response and may be deleted without response.  Please be courteous and we promise we'll be courteous and respectful in return.  Remember, we are here to assist you. 
  9. Member Disputes. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other HIVnet.com Members. HIVnet.com  reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor or act on any dispute between you and other members either on or off of the website.   Your use of this service is provided "as is"
  10. Blocked Countries  HIVnet.com reserves the right to block any member and IP address at anytime who's computer IP address originates  from non approved countries may be banned at the sole discretion of HIVnet.com and i-netAmerica, inc.
  11. Privacy. Use of the Website and/or the Service is also governed by our Privacy Policy.
  12. Disclaimers. HIVnet.com is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate content posted on the website or in connection with the service, whether caused by users of the website, members or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Service. HIVnet.com is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user or member of the website or member of the Service.  HIVnet.com does not run background checks on its members, and we cannot not verify or guarantee the validity of any member, or any personal information or health condition of any member.  You are advised to use your own due diligence and verification when interacting, or meeting with other members online or offline of this service.  HIVnet.com assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user or member communications. HIVnet.com is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to users and/or members or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the web and/or in connection with the service. Under no circumstances will HIVnet.com be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal liability, personal injury or death or any action resulting from the use of the website or the service, any content posted on the website or transmitted to members, or any interactions between users or members of the website, whether online or offline. The website and the service are provided "AS-IS" and HIVnet.com expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. HIVnet.com cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the website and/or the service.
  13. Limitation on Liability. In no event will HIVnet.com be liable to you or any third person or party for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including lost profits or benefits arising from your use of the web site or the service, even if HIVnet.com has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, HIVnet.com’s liability to you for any cause or action whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to HIVnet.com and i-netAmerica, inc. for the service during the term of membership before, during and after your membership is active or inactive.
  14. U.S. Export Controls. Software from this website (the “software”) is further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the website or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other Country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
  15. Disputes. If there is any dispute about or involving the website and/or the service, by using the website, you agree that the dispute will be governed by the laws of the State of Utah without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts of the State of Utah, Salt Lake County.
  16. Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold i-netAmerica, inc. HIVnet.com, its subsidiaries, advertisers, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the service in violation of this agreement and/or arising from a breach of this agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.
  17. Other. This agreement, accepted upon use of the website and further affirmed by becoming a member of the service, contains the entire agreement between you and HIVnet.com regarding the use of the website and/or the service. This agreement remains in effect for current members, or inactive deleted members.   If any provision of this agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this agreement shall continue in full force and effect. HIVnet.com is provided "as is" and we make no guarantees and to your results from using this service.
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