Last revised: February 27, 2003
registration, you agree that your subscription to Summerplace is subject to your compliance with the terms and
Summerplace respects that the Internet provides a forum for free and open discussion and dissemination of
information, however, when there are competing interests at issue, Summerplace reserves the right to take certain
preventative or corrective actions. In order to protect these competing interests, Summerplace has developed an
Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") intended as a guide to the customer's rights and obligations when utilizing
The following constitute violations of this AUP:
a. Illegal use. Using the Services to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that,
intentionally or unintentionally, violates any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any
rules or regulations promulgated thereunder.
b. Harm to minors. Using the Services to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way.
c.Threats. Using the Services to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that threatens
or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property.
d. Harassment. Using the Services to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that
e. Fraudulent activity. Using the Services to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services or
to advance any type of financial scam such as "pyramid schemes," "Ponzi schemes," and "chain letters."
f. Forgery or impersonation. Adding, removing or modifying identifying network header information in an effort to
deceive or mislead is prohibited. Attempting to impersonate any person by using forged headers or other
identifying information is prohibited. The use of anonymous remailers or nicknames does not constitute
impersonation. Using deliberately misleading headers ("munging" headers) in news postings in order to avoid spam
email address collectors is allowed.
g. Copyright or trademark infringement. Using the Services to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting,
or otherwise) that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any
third party, including, but not limited to, the unauthorized copying of copyrighted material, the digitization and
distribution of photographs from magazines, books, or other copyrighted sources, and the unauthorized transmittal
of copyrighted software.
h. Reselling the services. Reselling the Services without Summerplace's authorization.
i. Obscene Speech or Materials -- Using Summerplace's network to advertise, transmit, store, post, display, or
otherwise make available child pornography or obscene speech or material. Summerplace is required by law to notify
law enforcement agencies when it becomes aware of the presence of child pornography on or being transmitted
through Summerplace's network.
j. Other Activities -- Engaging in activities, whether lawful or unlawful, that Summerplace determines to be
harmful to its subscribers, operations, reputation, goodwill, or customer relations.
As we have pointed out, the responsibility for avoiding the harmful activities just described rests primarily with
the subscriber. Summerplace will not, as an ordinary practice, monitor the communications of its subscribers to
ensure that they comply with policy or applicable law. When Summerplace becomes aware of harmful activities,
however, it may take any action to stop the harmful activity, including but not limited to, removing information,
shutting down a membership subcription without refund or recourse, implementing screening software designed to
block offending users or take any other action it deems appropriate.
Summerplace also is concerned with the privacy of on-line communications and web sites. In general, the Internet
is neither more nor less secure than other means of communication, including mail, facsimile, and voice telephone
service, all of which can be intercepted and otherwise compromised. As a matter of prudence, however, Summerplace
urges its subscribers to assume that all of their on-line communications are insecure. Summerplace cannot take any
responsibility for the security of information transmitted over Summerplace's facilities.
Subscription Term and Payment
Summerplace and continue for the annual period you select during registration (the "Term").
Your subscription will continue automatically for the
Term you selected, and your credit card will be billed the applicable subscription fee. If we are unable to
process your credit card payment, your subscription will be terminated. Current subscription fees are available on
the memebership FAQ page for Summerplace or by contacting our Customer Service Department by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (540) 364-0006 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST.
You may cancel your subscription to Summerplace through your Paypal account. Paypal provides detailed instructions
for cancelling subscriptions in their Help section. Summerplace cannot access or manage your Paypal account.
YOU MAY RECEIVE A REFUND OF YOUR ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION FEE ONLY IF YOU CANCEL WITHIN 30 DAYS OF YOUR PURCHASE. AFTER
THAT, ALTHOUGH YOUR SUBSCRIPTION MAY BE TERMINATED, IT CANNOT BE CANCELLED, AND YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY
REFUND, REIMBURSEMENT, OR OTHER CREDIT.
Automatic Subscription Renewal
Your subscription will continue annual Term you selected during registration, and will renew automatically at the
end of the Term UNLESS YOU CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION THROUGH YORU PAYPAL ACCOUNT
PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM. If you do not cancel, the then-applicable annual fee for your
subscription will be billed automatically to the credit card you designated during the registration process (or
subsequently changed). In connection with recurring billing for subscription renewals, we may receive updated
information about your account from the financial institution issuing your credit or charge card.
YOU MAY RECEIVE A REFUND OF YOUR ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION FEE ONLY IF YOU CANCEL WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE DATE OF YOUR
SUBCRIPTION RENEWAL. AFTER THAT, ALTHOUGH YOUR SUBSCRIPTION MAY BE TERMINATED, IT CANNOT BE CANCELLED, AND YOU
WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REFUND, REIMBURSEMENT, OR OTHER CREDIT.
You agree to pay all fees and charges incurred in connection with your username and password (including any
applicable taxes) at the rates in effect when the charges were incurred. You will have 60 days from the date that
any discrepancies in your credit card statement or any invoice first appear to notify us; after that time, all
charges will be deemed correct and no refunds will be given. You agree to pay all amounts due upon our demand. In
the event we have to collect unpaid amounts you owe us, you will be liable for all attorneys' and collection
Summerplace does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. The views and opinions of
authors expressed on Summerplace's website do not necessarily state or reflect those of Summerplace.
Summerplace is not liable for any loss or damage associated with use of its website.
Summerplace will not disclose any personally identifiable information about individual users.
We do not give, rent, lend, or sell your individual information,
although we do provide aggregate information to our advertisers.
Advertisers never have access to individual account information.
Only Summerplace has access to individual accounts. We may also disclose aggregate information (for example,
35 million of our readers clicked on a particular Web advertising banner last month) in order to describe our
services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.