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UNITED INTERNET SERVICE AGREEMENT

READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING ANY UNITED INTERNET SERVICE. SPECIFIC TERMS FOR WEB HOSTING AND DOMAIN SERVICE ARE LOCATED AT THE END OF THE AGREEMENT (Sections 14 and 15).

1. AGREEMENT
This is an agreement between United Communications Assn Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "United") and you to provide United Internet service ("the Service"). By establishing an account, using the Service, using United-provided software, using the equipment or indicating agreement through the software or website, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, including future revisions and to use the Service in compliance with the current United Acceptable Use Policy. Certain United Wireless services may require an additional agreement with United. The most recent versions of all United agreements and policies may be found at www.unitedtelcom.net/policies.

2. TERM
If your Service has a specific initial term (like twelve (12) months) this agreement will continue on a month-to-month basis after the initial term is over. United reserves the right to change prices of any of our Services, with our discretion. United reserves the right to change features of the Service at any time. Current Service prices and features may be obtained by visiting our website www.unitedtelcom.net or by calling (800) 794-9999.

3. THE SERVICE
Depending on the type of Service that you choose, the Service may include internet access, software, hardware, email, webspace, wireless data, wireless voice and other features. From time to time United may impose reasonable rules and regulations regarding the use of the Services.

The Service speed can vary depending on location, line quality, inside wiring, Internet traffic, and other factors beyond the control of United. United does not guarantee upload or download speeds. Some line stabilization may be necessary for service. Stabilization could include the lowering of provisioned line speed. Should this occur, United will NOT be able to increase the line speed once the connection is stabilized. Some Services may only work using certain phone service carriers or non-PBX (including rollover/party line) phone systems.

Your Service may limit the amount of data that you can upload and/or download each month ("bandwidth") or may be priced according to the amount of bandwidth you use per month. Please see the description of your particular Service by referring to the appropriate product page at www.unitedtelcom.net for more information. If during any month, you exceed a monthly bandwidth limit associated with your Service, United may, going forward, change your Service to one permitting such bandwidth use (as provided for in the Service description) and you agree to the standard fees United charges for such Service. United will provide you with notice of any such change to your Service.

You are solely responsible for determining if use of a particular dial-up number will cause you to incur long-distance, toll, or any other charges, including simultaneous login charges. United is not responsible for any long-distance, toll, or other charges you incur. Toll-free (800, 888, 877), international, and simultaneous login access costs will be extra. Current prices are listed on the United homepage at www.unitedtelcom.net. United may change its POP numbers at any time. United reserves the right to direct you to use certain numbers to access the Service or to restrict use of specific access numbers. Usernames, passwords, email addresses and IP addresses are United's property and United may alter or replace them at any time.

Email accounts exceeding allotted email space will be deleted solely at United's discretion.

4. CANCELLATION
United only accepts cancellation by phone or U.S. Mail. We do NOT accept cancellations by email. If you do cancel by one of the prescribed methods and are mistakenly billed again, we will refund any erroneous charges upon proof of cancellation.

To cancel the Service you must do the following:

Phone Cancellation:

If your phone service is provided to you by United Telephone, just dial:
your prefix + 9898. (Example: Cimarron, 855-9898, Ashland, 635-9898.)

Dial-Up (800) 794-9999
DSL Service (800) 794-9999
Web Hosting and Domain (800) 794-9999
Wireless (888) 303-0083


Mail Cancellation:
Send registered or certified mail, return receipt requested to:

United Communications Assn, Inc.
Cancel (list type of service)
1107 McArtor Road
Dodge City, KS 67801

Please put the type of service you have in the address. See Section 4.5 below for information on returning equipment.

United may terminate this Agreement, your password, your account, or your use of the Services for any reason, including, without limitation, if United, in its sole discretion, believes you have violated this Agreement, violated the United Acceptable Use Policy or if you fail to pay any charges when due. Termination notice will be by phone, email, or U.S. Mail to the address you provided for the Service. Sections 4, 4.5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 15 of this Agreement shall survive termination of this Agreement.

4.5 CANCELLATIONS AND RETURNED MERCHANDISE

If you are dissatisfied with the Service or any related terms, conditions, rules, policies, guidelines, or practices, your sole remedy is to discontinue using the Service, cancel your account, and pay any cancellation fees that apply. Cancellation will be effective once the notice of cancellation is received. Upon cancellation, email service will be terminated and all files stored on United servers will be deleted.

If United is providing equipment to you for your use of the Service, cancellation, downgrading or changing the Service by you before the initial term of the agreement ends may result in an extra charge. You must also return any united provided equipment such as but not limited to, DSL Modems, power supplies, filters, surge protectors, wireless modems, antennae's and any other equipment provided by United, or you will be billed for the replacement of such equipment. If you move a fixed-location Service to a new residence or switch phone lines within the same residence during the initial term, you may be charged an additional fee.

United, in its discretion, may replace equipment due to manufacturer's defect at no cost to you under the following circumstances: You call the United Technical Support Department; The United Technical Support Department certifies that a defect has occurred and; You return the equipment in the original packaging (or equivalent). Upon certification, United will ship replacement equipment to you. Failure to return the certified equipment within 30 days of certification shall result in a charge for the new equipment. United will not accept the return of equipment without United Technical Support Department certification.

5. ACCOUNT REQUIREMENTS
In order to order and receive the Service, you must be at least 18 years old and may have to provide valid credit information. The Service must be available to your location. Some services require separate active telephone, cable, or wireless service in order for the Service to work. You are responsible for charges for the Service regardless of the status of these separate services. Changing service providers may result in substantial interruption of the Service and may result in fees associated with cancellation and setting up a new account. Your computer may have to meet certain minimum requirements, which may be found on the United homepage at: www.unitedtelcom.net.

6. PAYMENT
You will be charged a monthly service fee and applicable taxes and other fees. Some services may also include charges for hardware, activation or early cancellation. United may offer, from time to time, certain promotions with different terms, activation fees, and monthly charges. You must provide accurate billing information including legal name, address, telephone number, and billing information, and report all changes to this information immediately.

You agree to pay all taxes, surcharges, and fees set by the government. We may not always give advance notice of changes to these items.

You are responsible for any charges to your account. Questions regarding charges to an account should be directed to United's Customer Service Department at (800) 794-9999. All charges are considered valid unless disputed in writing within thirty (30) days of the billing date. Adjustments will not be made for charges that are more than 30 days old.

Charges may be billed to your bank account, as applicable, each month for the Service and any additional usage, services, taxes and fees. United is not responsible for any charges or expenses (e.g., for overdrawn accounts, etc.) resulting from charges billed by United. Payment by check is due upon receipt of your billing and delinquent on the 22nd of the month, at which time a late payment charge will be assessed. Delinquent accounts may be suspended or canceled at United's sole discretion; however charges will continue to accrue until the account is canceled. United may bill an additional charge to reinstate a suspended account.

For fixed-location services, like DSL, Cable, or other broadband service, moving to another location will require the service to be re-provisioned at the new location. This may result in substantial interruption of the Service and will result in fees associated with cancellation and setting up a new account. Early termination charges will apply even if the cancellation is for reasons of a move to another location.

7. YOUR ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY
Upon registration, you will receive a username, password, and other account information. You and members of your household or business, if you have purchased a business account, are the only authorized users of your United account and must comply with this Agreement. You must keep your password confidential so that no one else may access the Services through your account. You must notify United immediately upon discovering any unauthorized use of your account.

Unless your service includes a Static IP, you will be allocated a Dynamic IP address. United reserves the right to timeout inactive connections. United technical support may be limited to United-provided services, software and/or unmodified hardware. Your email and webspace may be inactivated if you exceed storage limits. You may reduce the size or purchase additional space. Usage and webspace exceeding the allotted amount of bandwidth may be billed for excess traffic. Email, webspace, and bandwidth limits are posted throughout our Web site at www.unitedtelcom.net. These limits may also be obtained by calling 1-800-794-9999. United reserves the right to change limits at any time.

8. INSTALLATION
The Service may include equipment provided by United ("the Equipment"). The installation, use, inspection, maintenance, repair, and removal of the Equipment may result in service outage or potential damage to your computer. You are solely responsible for backing up all of your existing computer files and data. United and its employees, agents, contractors, and representatives shall have no liability whatsoever for any damage to or loss or destruction of any of your hardware, software, files, data, or peripherals. You assume responsibility for impacts to or loss of any warranty associated with the opening of your computer for installation purposes.

If you are unable to perform self-installation, United may arrange a date to perform the installation for you. If you are not the owner of the premises, you warrant that you have obtained the consent of the owner for vendor personnel and/or its agents to enter the premises for installation. You shall indemnify and hold United harmless from and against any claims of the owner of the premises arising out of the performance of this Agreement.

You authorize United to make any preparations to the premises necessary for the installation, maintenance, or removal of equipment. Any equipment provided by United to you (other than any Network Interface Card ("NIC") installed in the Computer) will remain the property of United except as otherwise required by applicable law. United will not have any obligation to install, support, maintain, repair, or replace (a) any Computer; or (b) any cabling or other equipment that is provided by someone other than United.

If the relationship is terminated by either party (You or United) before the Activation Date or if the Service is found to be unprovisionable, you must return all materials with all of its original packaging to United. If you choose to cancel the account after the Activation Date, you will be charged an early termination fee.

UNITED DOES NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT, OR COVENANT THAT INSTALLATION BY YOU OR A THIRD PARTY CHOSEN BY YOU WILL ENABLE YOU TO SUCCESSFULLY ACCESS, OPERATE, OR USE THE SERVICES, NOR THAT SUCH INSTALLATION WILL NOT CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER, DATA, SOFTWARE, FILES, OR PERIPHERALS. IN ADDITION, UNITED SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY DAMAGE, OR FOR THE FAILURE TO PROPERLY INSTALL, ACCESS, USE, OR OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICES BECAUSE OF YOUR INSTALLATION.THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS IN ADDITION TO AND SHALL IN NO WAY BE CONSTRUED TO LIMIT ANY AND ALL LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ELSEWHERE IN THIS AGREEMENT.

Because of the complex nature of internet service, availability, and the underlying infrastructure, it may not be possible to provide the Service to everyone. In its sole discretion, United may cancel the installation process and refund any money that you have paid. United will notify you of its intent to cancel as soon as reasonably possible. United shall have no responsibility whatsoever for claims arising out of its failure or refusal to complete the installation or provide the Service.

9. MONITORING THE SERVICES
United has no obligation to monitor the Services, but may do so and disclose information regarding use of the Services for any reason if United, in its sole discretion, believes that it is reasonable to do so, including to: satisfy laws, regulations, or governmental or legal requests; operate the Service properly; or protect itself, its employees, its customers or others. See our Privacy Policy. United may immediately remove your material or information from United's servers, in whole or in part, which United, in its sole and absolute discretion, determines to infringe another's property rights or to violate our Acceptable Use Policy or other policies or laws.

10. DISCLAIMERS AND WARRANTIES
CERTAIN EQUIPMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO THIRD PARTY WARRANTIES, WHICH MAY BE PASSED THROUGH UNITED TO YOU AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. UNITED WILL COMPLY WITH ALL REASONABLE REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY TO AFFECT THE PASS-THROUGH OF THE WARRANTY TO YOU. AT ITS SOLE OPTION WITHIN THE INITIAL TERM, UNITED OR ITS AGENT MAY REPLACE A DEFECTIVE HARDWARE ON BEHALF OF THE MANUFACTURER, PROVIDED YOU FOLLOW ALL APPLICABLE PROCEDURES AND OBTAIN A RETURN MATERIALS AUTHORIZATION (RMA) NUMBER.THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER DEFECTS RESULTING FROM ACTS OUTSIDE OF UNITED'S CONTROL, USE CONTRARY TO SPECIFICATIONS OR INSTRUCTIONS, OR REPAIR OR MODIFICATION BY ANYONE OTHER THAN UNITED OR ITS CONTRACTOR. UNITED RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY THIS WARRANTY AT ANY TIME. UNITED WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EQUIPMENT DAMAGED BY ANY NATURALLY OCCURRING EVENT SUCH AS LIGHTNING, FLOOD, OR EARTHQUAKE OR OTHER EVENTS OUT OF UNITED'S CONTROL SUCH AS FIRE, POWER SURGES, OR THE ACTS OF OTHERS.

THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. UNITED DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR FREE OF VIRUSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. UNITED MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND WAIVES ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY MERCHANDISE, INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH UNITED OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION GIVEN BY UNITED OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. UNITED AND IT EMPLOYEES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY COSTS OR DAMAGES ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE INTERNET INCLUDING ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, MULTIPLE, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. IN ANY EVENT, UNITED'S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE USE OF THE SERVICES SHALL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF SERVICE FEES PAID DURING THE THREE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING A CLAIM.

UNITED SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CLAIMS, LOSSES, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, SUITS, OR PROCEEDINGS RESULTING FROM: OTHER USERS ACCESSING YOUR COMPUTER; SECURITY BREACHES; EAVESDROPPING; DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACKS; INTERCEPTION OF TRAFFIC SENT OR RECEIVED USING THE SERVICES; YOUR RELIANCE ON OR USE OF THE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICES, OR THE MISTAKES, OMISSION, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES, ERRORS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATION, TRANSMISSIONS, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE OF THE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICES;THE USE OF THE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICES BY YOU OR A THIRD PARTY THAT INFRINGES THE COPYRIGHT, PATENT, TRADEMARK,TRADE SECRET, CONFIDENTIALITY, PRIVACY, OR OTHER INDUSTRIAL OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, PROPRIETARY RIGHTS OR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY; THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS,AND USEFULNESS OF ALL SERVICES, PRODUCTS,AND OTHER INFORMATION,AND THE QUALITY AND MERCHANTABILITY OF ALL MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THE INTERNET.

THE FOREGOING LIMITATION APPLIES TO THE ACTS, OMISSIONS, NEGLIGENCE AND GROSS NEGLIGENCE OF UNITED, ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS OR REPRESENTATIVES WHICH, BUT FOR THIS PROVISION, WOULD GIVE RISE TO THE CAUSE OF ACTION AGAINST UNITED IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL DOCTRINE.YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT ARE AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THIS AGREEMENT. ANY WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS.YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

11. JURISDICTION

This Agreement is governed by Kansas law without regard to conflict of law provisions. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this agreement, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration, and administered by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Arbitration Rules. Any such arbitration will be governed by Kansas law and will be held in Dodge City, Kansas. The arbitrator will be an expert in the field of Internet services. The arbitrator's award shall be final and binding and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. There shall be no class action arbitration pursuant to this agreement.

12. MISCELLANEOUS
This Agreement, the Acceptable Use Policy, and United's other Agreements and policies posted on United's Web site constitute the entire agreement between you and United with respect to your use of the Service. United may revise, amend, or modify the Agreements at any time and in any manner. Notice of any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted on United's Web site: (www.unitedtelcom.net) and/or by email and/or in our various publications and mailings to you. This Agreement may not be amended or modified by you except by means of a written document signed by both you and an authorized representative of United.

You may not assign your rights or delegate any of your duties under this Agreement without the prior written consent of United, and any attempted assignment or delegation without such consent shall be void. If one or more provisions of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected or impaired thereby. United will amend or replace such provision with one that is valid and enforceable and which achieves, to the extent possible, the original objectives and intent of United as reflected in the original provision. Nothing in this Agreement or in the understanding of the parties construes upon the parties the status of agency, partnership, or other form of joint enterprise between the parties. United may subcontract any work, obligations or other performance required of United under this Agreement without your consent.

You shall indemnify and hold United harmless against all third party claims, demands, suits, actions, judgments, losses, costs, damages (direct, indirect and consequential), attorney's fees and expenses that United may sustain or incur by reason of any breach or alleged breach of any term or condition of this Agreement, the Acceptable Use Policy, and United's other agreements and policies and for any act or omission of you or your clients which are in any way related to the United Service.

13. HOME NETWORKING TECHNICAL SUPPORT POLICY
Due to the wide range of hardware and software configurations and compatibility, it may not be possible for United to provide technical support for your current set of products. In certain circumstances, it may be necessary to refer you to the manufacturer of your hardware or software vendor for technical support of their products.

14. ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR WEB HOSTING SERVICE
In addition to the applicable terms above, the following terms apply specifically to United's Web Hosting Service where different from Sections 1-13.

A. Order Acceptance, Payment

A Web Hosting order is only accepted by United sending written confirmation to you. United shall bill you for applicable set-up fees and monthly fees according to the Web Hosting Package ("Package") you select. Such fees and charges shall include, without limitation, the fees for connectivity, design services, and charges by any and all third parties whose materials are included as part of the Package. United reserves the right to change the amount of, or basis for determining, any fees or charges and institute new fees and charges upon prior notice to you.

All monthly fees and set-up fees shall be due in advance of the month incurred and all additional charges shall be due at the end of the month in which such charges are incurred. Except as provided below, the set-up fees are nonrefundable and United does not issue pro rata refunds for fees paid in advance. Your right to use the Services are subject to any limits established by United. You shall be responsible for any and all taxes related to this Agreement.

B. United Service

During the term of this Agreement, United shall provide software services according to the Package selected by you. Current Packages may be found on United's Web site at www.unitedtelcom.net. Packages shall be deemed incorporated by reference into this Agreement. You shall retain copies of such Package for future reference. United has the right to change prices, or add or delete product features of any existing product or Service. The right to change products or services extends to any software supporting a product or service. United has the right to discontinue products or services and the right to remove or reassign IP addresses of a customer's web site. From time to time United may impose reasonable rules and regulations regarding the use of the Services.

C. Limited 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

United offers a thirty (30) day money back guarantee on each Web Hosting Package. Within the first thirty (30) days, you may cancel your Web Hosting Service by notifying United by calling the number or writing to the address listed below. In such case, you will receive a full refund of any amounts paid pursuant to this Agreement, except for set-up fees, which are nonrefundable. After the initial thirty (30) day period, the United Services shall be deemed accepted for all purposes, provided no written claim has been received by United within such thirty (30) day period.

D. Third Party Providers

In order to access and use the Services, you may be required to subscribe to other Services, including, but not limited to, the United Internet Access Agreement. In addition, you acknowledge that in order to access certain Services, you may have to agree to and execute agreements with third party providers who may charge additional fees and charges in addition to United.

E. Term and Termination

The Service shall be provided on a month-to-month basis. You may cancel the Service upon thirty (30) days prior notice. United may immediately and without prior notice terminate upon a violation by Customer of United's acceptable use policy, non-payment of fees when due or after notice, you fail to correct any breach of this Agreement.

Upon termination by United under its sole discretion, United may immediately remove all of Customer's data and information from United's facilities and Customer shall have no right to copy or download such data or information, and, in such event, all such information and data, including all copyrighted or copyrightable material therein, shall then become the property of United.

To cancel a United web hosting, domain name services or electronic commerce services, Customer should call the United toll-free number at 800-794-9999 or send a request via mail to United Communications Assn, Inc., 1107 McArtor Road, Dodge City, KS 67801, Attention: Web Hosting Cancellations. For assurance of delivery, United recommends that requests for cancellation be sent via certified mail.

F. Confidentiality

You acknowledge that by reason of your relationship with United, you may have access to certain information and materials relating to United's business, customers, software technology and marketing which United treats as confidential (collectively "Confidential Information"). You shall: (i) hold in confidence, and not disclose or reveal to any person or entity, any Confidential Information without the clear and express prior written consent of a duly authorized representative of United; and (ii) not use or disclose any of the Confidential Information for any purpose at any time, other than for the limited purpose of performance under this Agreement. These obligations shall continue indefinitely for so long as the Confidential Information is a trade secret under applicable law and shall continue for two (2) years following termination of this Agreement with respect to Confidential Information, which does not rise to the level of a trade secret.

15. ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR DOMAIN REGISTRATION AND ADMINISTRATION
In addition to the applicable terms above, the following terms apply specifically to United's Domain Registration and Administration Service where different from Sections 1-14.

A. Domain Name Registration, Administration, and Renewal Services that United currently provides are supplied by a registrar accredited through the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") for the .com, .net and .org top-level domains. ICANN oversees the .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, and .us top-level domains ("TLDs"). United accepts applications to register and renew domain names with .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, and .us TLDs in Roman-alphabet languages.

Upon accepting your application to register or renew a domain name with a .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, or .us TLD, United essentially acts as your sponsor for that application. All .com, .net and .org domain name applications will be processed through United's registrar. The registration and renewal applications we process are not effective until the domain name registration or renewal information you provide us is delivered to the registry administrator for the .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, or .us TLDs, as applicable, and the registry administrator puts into effect your domain name registration or renewal.

You acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by all terms and conditions of ICANN's Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "UDRP"), as amended from time to time, which is hereby incorporated and made a part of this Agreement by reference for all .com, .net and .org domain name registrations or renewals. This can be found on the WWW at http://www.icann.org/dndr/udrp/policy.htm.

B. No Guarantee of Registration or Renewal

You acknowledge and agree that United does not guarantee that you will be able to register or renew a desired domain name, even if an inquiry indicates that domain name is available, since United cannot know with certainty whether or not the domain name which you are seeking to register is simultaneously being sought by a third party, or whether there are any inaccuracies or errors in the domain name registration or renewal process or related databases, including the various WHOIS databases. You further acknowledge and agree that United may elect to accept or reject your application for registration or renewal for any reason at its sole discretion, such rejection including, but not limited to, rejection due to a request for registration or renewal of a prohibited domain name. You also acknowledge and agree that United is not liable or responsible in any way for any errors, omissions or any other actions by any registry administrator arising out of or related to your application for and registration of, renewal of, or failure to register or renew a particular domain name. You additionally agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless United and its directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and expenses) arising out of, or related to, your application for and registration of, renewal of, or failure to register or renew, a particular domain name.

C. The Customer Relationship

By submitting the domain name registration application to United, you acknowledge and agree that you are a customer of United for purposes of the United Services. You further acknowledge that there is no customer relationship between you and United's registrar created hereunder. You agree that upon termination of United's relationship with its registrar, United may, in its sole discretion, with the assistance of its legacy registrar transfer your domain name registration to a new registrar partner at no additional charge to you and that this Agreement will continue in full force and effect.

D. Your Representations

By applying to register a domain name, or by asking us to maintain or renew a domain name registration, you hereby represent and warrant to us that (a) the statements that you made in connection with such application for registration, maintenance, or renewal are complete and accurate; (b) to your knowledge, the registration of the domain name will not infringe upon or otherwise violate the rights of any third party; (c) you are not registering the domain name for an unlawful purpose; and (d) you will not knowingly use the domain name in violation of any applicable laws or regulations. You agree and acknowledge that it is your responsibility to determine whether your domain name registration infringes or violates someone else's rights including, but not limited to, whether any foreign language translations of your domain name, infringe or violate someone else's rights.

E. Domain Name Registrant

United considers the entity named as the administrative contact for the domain name at the time the controlling User name and password are secured to be the registrant of that domain name.

F. Fees; Renewals

As consideration for the United Services, you agree to pay United, upon submission of your domain name application, renewal application, or registrar transfer application to United, the then-current fees set forth in the United price schedule for such services. All fees are non-refundable, in whole or in part, even if your domain name registration is suspended, canceled or transferred prior to the end of your then-current registration term. United reserves the right to change fees, surcharges, renewal fees or to institute new fees at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion.

Your domain name application, renewal application, or registrar transfer request will not be submitted to United's registrar until we receive actual payment of the registration, renewal, or transfer fee, or reasonable assurance of payment of the registration, renewal, or transfer fee from some other entity (such reasonable assurance as determined by United in its sole discretion).

Unless you contact United in writing to give alternate instructions, we will automatically renew your domain name registration for one year at the then-current renewal fee, charging the original billing you used to register your domain name. If you wish to change your billing information, you must do so by contacting United at least thirty (30) business days before your domain name registration expires, otherwise you will be billed. However, if you do not provide United with valid billing information or other assurance of payment before your domain name registration expires, your domain name registration will not be renewed. You may renew your domain name at any time before its expiration by contacting United.

G. Revisions and Additions to this Agreement

You acknowledge that the Internet, domain name system and the practice of registering and administering domain names are evolving, and therefore you agree that United may modify this Agreement, as well as any additional rules or policies that are or may be published by United, as necessary to comply with any ICANN-accepted policy, or with any other agreements that United is currently bound by or will be bound by in the future, as well as to adjust to changing business circumstances. Your continued use of any domain name registered through United shall constitute your acceptance of this Agreement as well as additional rules or policies that are or may be published by United, each with the new modifications. If you do not agree to any of such changes, you may request that your domain name registration be canceled or transferred to a different domain name registrar. You acknowledge and agree that such cancellation or request for transfer will be your exclusive remedy and our sole liability if you do not wish to abide by any changes to this Agreement or any additional rules or policies that are or may be published by United.

H. Use of Information

You hereby acknowledge and agree that, in connection with your use of certain of Services, you are required to provide certain information and to update promptly this information as needed to keep it current, complete and accurate. Except as set forth below, all other information that we may request from you in connection with domain name registration, administration, and renewal services is voluntary.

The information you are obligated to provide and keep current in connection with your use of United's domain name registration, administration, and renewal services is the following: (i) your full name (or the name of the authorized person for contact purposes, if registration is for an organization, corporation or association), postal address, email address, voice telephone number, and fax number, if available (or if different, that of the domain name holder); (ii) the domain name being registered; and (iii) the name, postal address, email address, voice telephone number, and where available, fax number for the administrative contact, technical contact and billing contact for the domain name registration.

I. Additional Information Maintained

In addition to the information you provide (the "User Information"), United may maintain records relating to any domain name application received by United, as well as any domain name registered through, administered, or renewed by United. We also maintain records relating to the United Services that we provide to you. These records may include, but are not limited to: (i) the original creation date of a domain name registration, renewal, or request for service; (ii) the submission date and time of a registration or renewal application to us and by us to the proper registry; (iii) communications (electronic or paper form) constituting submissions, forwarding, modifications, or terminations of service and related correspondence between you and us; (iv) records of your account, including dates and amounts of all payments and refunds; (v) the IP addresses of the primary nameserver and any secondary nameservers for the domain name; (vi) the corresponding names of those nameservers; (vii) the name, postal address, email address, voice telephone number, and where available, fax number of the zone contact for a domain name; (viii) the expiration date of a domain name registration; and (ix) information regarding all other activity between you and us regarding your use of the United Services (collectively, "Other Information"). To process your registration or renewal application, United may provide the User Information and the Other Information to its registrar.

J. Obligations Relating to the Information You Provide

In the event that (i) in applying for the registration of a domain name you are providing information about a third party, or (ii) you license a domain name registered in your name to a third party, you hereby represent and warrant that you have (a) provided notice to that third party of the disclosure and use of that party's information as set forth in this Agreement, and (b) that you have obtained that third party's express consent to the disclosure and use of that party's information as set forth in this Agreement.

You acknowledge and agree that willfully providing inaccurate or unreliable information or willfully failing to update information promptly will constitute a material breach of this Agreement that will be sufficient basis for cancellation of your domain name registration. You further acknowledge and agree that your failure to respond for over fifteen (15) calendar days to inquiries by United concerning the accuracy of contact details associated with your domain name registration shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement and will be sufficient basis for cancellation of your domain name registration.

K. Disclosure and Use of Information

You acknowledge and agree that United may make available information you provide or that we otherwise maintain to such public or private third parties as applicable laws require or permit. United may disclose personal information about Visitors or Members, or information regarding your use of the Services or Web sites accessible through our Services, for any reason if, in our sole discretion, we believe that it is reasonable to do so, including: to satisfy laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, regulations, or governmental or legal requests for such information; to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Acceptable Use Policy or other user policies; to operate the Services properly; or to protect United and our Members.

You hereby consent to any and all such disclosures and use of, and guidelines, limits and restrictions on disclosure or use of, information provided by you in connection with the registration of a domain name or use of any United Services (including any updates to such information), whether during or after the term of your registration of a domain name or other services. You further acknowledge that United's registrar may use certain of the information provided by United regarding your domain name registration or renewal application in a manner consistent with our registrar's terms of usage and user agreement. United will only provide its registrar with that information necessary to process your registration. You hereby irrevocably waive any and all claims and causes of action you may have arising from such disclosure or use of information provided by you by United.

United will not process data about any identified or identifiable natural person that we obtain from you in a way incompatible with the purposes and other limitations that we describe in this Agreement.

L. Communications

Communications with United are not private and may be published either in their entirety or in edited form at any time, at the sole discretion of United.

M. Ownership of Data

You acknowledge and agree that United owns all database, compilation, collective and similar rights, title and interests worldwide in our domain name and other proprietary information databases, and all information and derivative works generated from those databases. Additionally, you hereby grant to United a nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid-up right and license to use in our business, however it evolves, including the rights to copy, distribute, display, perform, transmit, prepare derivative works from or otherwise use without restriction (other than as set forth in Section N of this Agreement) the following information: (a) the original creation date of a domain name registration, (b) the expiration date of a domain name registration, (c) the name, postal address, email address, voice telephone number, and where available fax number of the technical contact, administrative contact, zone contact and billing contact for a domain name registration, (d) any remarks concerning a registered domain name that appear or should appear in a WHOIS or similar database, and (e) any other information we generate or obtain in connection with the provision of the United Services. United does not have any ownership interest in your specific personal registration information or other information other than our rights in our domain name database, as set forth in this Section M.

N. Agents and Licenses

You agree that, if you are using the United Services for someone else, you represent that you have the authority to nonetheless bind that person as a principal to all terms and conditions provided herein. You accept liability for harm caused by wrongful use of the United Services. You agree that if you license the use of a domain name registered in your name to a third party, you nonetheless remain the domain name holder of record, and remain responsible for all obligations under this Agreement, including but not limited to payment obligations, and providing (and updating, as necessary) both your own full contact information, and accurate technical, administrative, billing and zone contact information adequate to facilitate timely resolution of any problems that arise in connection with the domain name and domain name registration. As further required by ICANN, you shall accept liability for harm caused by wrongful use of the domain name, unless you promptly disclose the identity of the licensee to a party providing you with reasonable evidence of actionable harm.

O. System Performance Degradation

United's delivery of the United Services depends upon its computer system and the computer system of its registrar, both of which are responsive to the demands of the domain name registration process. Occasionally, United's computer system or its registrar's computer system are subjected to exceptional volumes of incoming domain name registration requests, electronic mail messages, and/or WHOIS queries that result in significant degradation of United's or its registrar's system processing and response time. Regardless of the reason, in those instances when there is system performance degradation as the result of an extremely large volume of incoming electronic messages, United reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to filter or block electronic messages originating from the identified sources of the high-volume traffic. United will selectively restore service after system performance returns to normal limits, provided that such restoration does not result in an adverse impact on the system. United further reserves the right to permanently filter or block repeated sources of high volumes of electronic traffic.

P. Limitation of Liability

YOU AGREE THAT UNITED WILL NOT BE LIABLE, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, FOR ANY (a) SUSPENSION, LOSS, OR MODIFICATION OF YOUR DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION, (b) USE OF YOUR DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION, (c) INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, (d) ACCESS DELAYS OR ACCESS INTERRUPTIONS TO THIS SITE OR THE WEB SITE(S) ACCESSED BY THE DOMAIN NAME REGISTERED IN YOUR NAME, (e) DATA NON-DELIVERY, MIS-DELIVERY, CORRUPTION, DESTRUCTION OR OTHER MODIFICATION, (f) EVENTS BEYOND UNITED'S REASONABLE CONTROL, (g) THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DOMAIN NAME APPLICATION OR OTHER SERVICE APPLICATION, OR (h) APPLICATION OF ANY RELEVANT DISPUTE POLICY OR ANY OTHER ICANN (OR SIMILAR GOVERNMENTAL OR SUCCESSOR ORGANIZATION) ADOPTED POLICIES. UNITED ALSO WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, MULTIPLE 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 UNITED HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL UNITED'S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE UNITED SERVICES, BUT IN NO EVENT GREATER THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00). BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Q. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless United for any loss, damages or costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any third-party claim, action, or demand related to (i) your use of the United Services, including, but not limited to, your application for registration, registration, or renewal of any domain name registered in your name, and (ii) your use of any domain name registered in your name. This indemnification is in addition to any indemnification required under the UDRP or any similar policy.

R. Representations and Warranties

YOU REPRESENT THAT, TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF, NEITHER THE REGISTRATION OF THE DOMAIN NAME YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR NOR THE MANNER IN WHICH IT IS INTENDED TO BE OR IS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY USED INFRINGES THE LEGAL RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY. YOU FURTHER REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE UNITED SERVICES IS ACCURATE AND CURRENT. THE UNITED SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS." WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE UNITED SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, UNLESS SUCH REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES ARE NOT LEGALLY EXCLUDABLE. WITHOUT ANY LIMITATION TO THE FOREGOING, UNITED MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER THAT REGISTRATION OR USE OF A DOMAIN NAME UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL IMMUNIZE YOU EITHER FROM CHALLENGES TO YOUR DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION, OR FROM SUSPENSION, CANCELLATION OR TRANSFER OF THE DOMAIN NAME REGISTERED TO YOU.

S. Suspension, Cancellation, Transfer or Modification

You acknowledge and agree that United may suspend, cancel, transfer or modify your use of the United Services at any time, for any reason, in United's sole discretion. You also acknowledge and agree that United may suspend, cancel, transfer or modify your domain name registration if (a) you materially breach this Agreement (including any applicable additional rule or policy) and do not cure such breach within five (5) calendar days of notice by United, (b) you use the domain name registered to you to send unsolicited commercial advertisements in contradiction to either applicable laws or customary acceptable usage policies of the Internet, or (c) you use your domain name in connection with unlawful activity. You further acknowledge and agree that your domain name registration is subject to suspension, cancellation, transfer or modification pursuant to the terms of any rules or policies applicable to your domain name registration, including, but not limited to (i) the UDRP, (ii) any ICANN-adopted policy, (iii) any registrar or registry administrator procedures, or (iv) any other ccTLD registry administrator procedures. You also agree that United shall have the right in its sole discretion to suspend, cancel, transfer or otherwise modify your domain name registration at such time as United receives (x) a properly authenticated notification from a court of competent jurisdiction, or (y) an arbitration award requiring the suspension, cancellation, transfer or modification of your domain name registration.

T. Jurisdiction

Except as otherwise set forth in the UDRP or any similar ccTLD policy with respect to any dispute over your domain name registration, this Agreement is governed as stated in Section 12. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for the adjudication of disputes concerning or arising from use of domain names registered hereunder, you acknowledge and agree that you shall submit, without prejudice to other potentially applicable jurisdictions, to the jurisdiction of the courts (a) of the domain name holder's domicile, and (b) where United's headquarters are located, currently Dodge City, Kansas.

U. Notices

You agree that, unless other instructions are posted on United's Web site, any notices required to be given under this Agreement will be deemed to have been given if delivered by email or fax, or sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, or by Federal Express or other recognized overnight delivery service to each of the parties in accordance with the most current contact information you have provided to us, and the contact information for United posted on United's Web site. All notices shall be effective upon receipt, except that email and fax notices shall be effective upon transmission.

V. Location of Service

You agree and acknowledge that any acceptance of your application for the United Services and the performance thereof will occur at our offices in Dodge City, Kansas, the location of our principal place of business.

W. No Waiver

The failure of United to require your performance of any provision hereof shall not affect its right to require such performance at any time thereafter; nor shall the waiver by United of a breach of any provision hereof be taken or held to be a waiver of the provision itself.

Version 2008.1
Effective 2/21/2008