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Board rules

These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on DAPROSE Forums. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.

  1. Rules and Regulations

    1. Content Restrictions

      All services provided by DAPROSE may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United States Federal, State or City law is prohibited. Some prohibited contents are (but not limited to) copyrighted material, material we judge to be unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or material protected by trade secret and other statute. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless DAPROSE and its employees from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party.

      Pornography is prohibited on all DAPROSE servers

      This includes sites that include sexually explicit or hardcore images and/or advertising. We allow sites of an adult nature, but we do not allow pornographic sites. If you think your site may violate our Terms Of Service, please ask us before signing up for an account so that we may determine if we can host your site. DAPROSE reserves the right to determine what is and what isn't acceptable for our servers.

      Any MP3 archives, downloads and streaming is strictly prohibited in any shape or form.

      DAPROSE will not allow users to store, offer downloads or streaming of copyrighted mp3's or those audio files violating copyright law. This would also apply to video files. Any site found to be doing so will be removed immediately from our servers without notice and refund, even if it is within the initial period covered under our money back guarantee. We do allow audio or video files that are not copyrighted to be stored, downloaded or streamed from our servers.

      Promulgation of viruses

      Using your account to store or distribute viruses is strictly prohibited. Any violation or activity, whether or not the intrusion results in the corruption or loss of data, will be investigated and proper action will be taken. The presence of any of these programs, whether or not run, will result in action against the user including suspension or termination without refund.

      Also prohibited are sites that promote any illegal activity or present content that may be damaging to DAPROSE's servers or any other server on the internet

      Links to such materials are also prohibited. Examples of unacceptable content or links:

      Pirated software or serial numbers

      Hacker programs or archives

      Warez sites

      DAPROSE will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Sites found to contain (or contain links to) pirated software, hacking or hacker programs will be shut down immediately and will not be allowed back on the server. Any information or files on these servers will be deleted shortly thereafter and you will never regain access to it.

      Transfer (Bandwidth)

      Each account is allowed a certain amount of bandwidth (please see our hosting plans page to see the amount allowed for your plan). Should a client exceed it's limit, there maybe an excess charge over the allocated amount. It should be noted that we seldom had an instance where a client has been billed for extra transfers. Most of our clients don't even come close to their limit per month. Please let us know if you have any questions about this and we would be glad to assist you.

      Commercial Advertising - Email

      Since spamming is illegal in many states and countries we cannot afford to let spam mail pass through our servers under any circumstances. If you plan on using your account for unsolicited, bulk emailing please stop right here and do not sign up for an account with us. Should we discover that (1) you are sending spam through our servers -Or- (2) sending spam that links to pages on our servers, your account will be immediately deleted without notice and no refund of any kind will be made. DAPROSE will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.

      Background Running Programs

      Clients are not allowed to operate any background processes without prior approval from DAPROSE. We may allow other non-abusive programs to run continually in the background but these are considered on a case-by-case basis and an extra charge will be incurred based on system resources used and operational maintenance needed. Note that any account found to be running background processes such as IRC bots, eggdrop, BitchX, port scanners will be suspended without prior notice.

      IRC

      IRC, IRC bots or IRC clients are strictly prohibited to be operated on our servers.

      Server Abuse

      Your account may not be used to interfere with or disrupt the service or servers or networks connected to DAPROSE, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to DAPROSE Any violation will result in immediate removal of the site from our servers without notice and refund of any fees paid in advance.

      Refusal of Service

      Depending on the severity, DAPROSE reserve the right to refuse, suspend or cancel service at our sole discretion if client violates any part of this Terms of Service. This is necessary in order to prevent further damage. DAPROSE will take all reasonable efforts to rectify the violation with the customer before canceling a customer account.

      Limitation of Liability

      DAPROSE shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental and consequential damages, which may arise from DAPROSE servers going off-line or being unavailable for any reason whatsoever. Furthermore, DAPROSE shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental or consequential damages, resulting from the corruption or deletion of any web site from one of DAPROSE servers. All damages shall be limited to the immediate termination of service and the refund of the remaining unused amount paid in advance, if any.

      Reporting Abuse and Violations

      Violations of these Terms of Service should be reported to abuse@DAPROSE.com All complaints will be investigated promptly.

      Account Activation

      By signing up for any of the services offered by DAPROSE, client agrees to hold DAPROSE and any and all of its officers, directors, stockholders and employees safe and harmless from any and all actions, policies, negligent and criminal acts that may be performed by client in connection with clients utilization of any and all services provided by DAPROSE. The transfer of a domain owned by a client to a server utilized by DAPROSE or the use of our server so as to host a new domain shall constitute the beginning of the use of services provided by DAPROSE by client regardless of whether or not client has paid for said services at any given time.


      Paid Account Cancellations

      In order to maintain our low fees, they are calculated on a 1 year term bases. We have a no-refund policy. In case a dispute arises regarding an early termination of service, we will have to charge you separately the prorated monthly charge fee you applied for, plus the setup fee ($55) for starting your Website, and again a setup fee ($55) for closing down your Website before the due date. When you need to cancel an account, please email us at: support@DAPROSE.com and our billing representative will be in touch with you if it is applicable to your situation.

      If you would like to cancel your account before your Hosting Account is due for Renewal, please contact us at least 7 days prior to the date that you would like your account to be closed, or you may risk being automatically re-billed for the next billing term.

      Regular FREE Account Cancellations

      You can cancel, remove your account at anytime by accessing your Control Panel->Boar Settings and clicking on "Close This Account"

      Account Renewal

      DAPROSE will send you an email reminder one month prior to your hosting account renewal date. Should you decide to stay with DAPROSE or if you would like to cancel, please reply to our email and let us know at least 7 days prior to the renewal date.

      DAPROSE retains the right to change any or all of the above Policies, Guidelines, and Disclaimer from time to time as maybe required by law or as necessary in order to maintain the quality of service. #
    2. Privacy Policy

      By visiting this site or any other websites operated by DAPROSE or its affiliates (collectively, the “Site”), you agree to accept the practices described in this Privacy Notice. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Notice, please do not use the Site. Each time you use the Site, you should check this Privacy Notice and review any changes that may have been made since your last visit to the Site.

      Throughout years of operation, we have developed relationships with our customers based on respect and integrity. We’re aware of the trust and confidence you demonstrate when you visit the Site and provide us with information. This Privacy Notice is posted to demonstrate our leadership in online security and customer service practices. We treat your information with the same honesty and sensitivity that we have displayed throughout our company’s history.

      1. Personal Information Collected

      This site uses information that we collect from our visitors and customers to personalize and improve your visit and shopping experience at the Site. We gather the following types of information:

      Information You Give to Us: We Collect Personal Information that is provided by Site users. “Personal Information” includes your name, address, telephone number, credit or debit card information, e-mail address, date of birth, IP address and the last four digits of your Social Security number. Personal Information is collected when you establish an account with us, place an order on the Site, participate in a contest, sweepstakes or on-line survey, or when you communicate with any of our departments such as customer service, sales or technical services through the Site, telephone, mail or fax. In some instances, we may obtain other people’s names and email addresses that you may choose to provide as part of our “email a friend” feature.

      Web Beacons: We (or service providers on our behalf) may collect information from visits to the Site through the use of “Web Beacons.” Web Beacons are web page elements which may employ cookie technology that enable us to record data about visits to or transactions made on the Site. This information is sometimes known as “clickstream data.” We may use this data to analyze trends and statistics to improve your online experience or our customer service. No Personal Information is collected through the use of Web Beacons on the Site.

      Cookies: Through the use of cookies, we may also collect and analyze the IP address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as your browser type and version; operating system and platform; purchase history; confirmation when you open e-mail that we send you; and the URLs which lead you to and around the Site including the date and time. You can generally set your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when you are sent a cookie. Software is also available from third parties which will allow you to visit the Site without providing this information. You are welcome to use the Site if you use such software but we will not be able to offer you our personalized services and we will be unable to accept any online orders from you.

      Orders: If you place an order through the Site, you will be required to provide contact, billing, and payment information.

      Catalog Requests and Email Newsletter Subscriptions: Upon placing an order through the Site, you will automatically begin receiving both the catalog and the email newsletter, based on the Personal Information you have provided, unless you opt-out of receiving such communications. If you request an email newsletter subscription, we will send you an email confirming your request. This confirmation process allows you to unsubscribe if you change your mind and decide not to join the list. Furthermore, the confirmation email will alert you if someone else has entered your email address into our email newsletter subscription list. In order to make our email newsletters more relevant and useful to you, our servers may receive a confirmation when you open an email message from us.

      Sweepstakes Entrants: From time to time, we may run sweepstakes. If you enter sweepstakes sponsored by us, we employ a double opt-in subscription program. Upon registration, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provide to us in connection with your entry which will include instructions, or a link to instructions, for completing the subscription process. You will not be entered until you click through the link in the email we send to you or otherwise follow the instructions contained therein. In order to make our sweepstakes more relevant to you, our servers may receive a confirmation when you open an email message from us.

      2. Use of Information Collected By Use

      We use this information in an effort to improve your experience on the Site, to provide services to you and to communicate with you about information that you request. We may also use this information to help us target specific offers to you, to help us develop and improve our Site, and to tailor our Site to your interests.

      3. Sharing of Information with Third Parties

      We will not rent, sell or otherwise disclose your Personal Information to unrelated third parties without your consent, except as stated in this Privacy Notice.

      Service Providers: We may employ other companies or individuals to provide certain services to or on behalf of us such as analyzing customer lists and data, or performing marketing or consulting services. These third parties (“Service Providers”) will only have access to the information needed to perform these limited functions on our behalf and are required to provide your Personal Information with at least the same level of protection and security as we use on the Site. Such Service Providers are prohibited from using your Personal Information for any purpose other than that for which such party was engaged by us and/or as stated in this Privacy Notice. Any Service Providers that use data received from us may only do so in accordance with this Privacy Notice.

      Credit Card Companies: If you place an order through the Site, the Personal Information you provide is transmitted to your credit card company to verify and authorize your purchase. At certain times we may offer financing options with or without third party participation. If you use a “financing option”, information provided by you (such as your address, birth date, social security number, and credit card number) may be used to request a credit report from third parties or may be sent to a third party for processing.

      Fraud Prevention: We use software assisted tools to assist us with preventing and monitoring fraudulent activity on the Site. In the event that your purchase is denied based on a risk assessment, you may contact us at to dispute the information contained in such risk assessment.

      Third Party Marketing Partners: We may, from time to time, share your name and postal mailing address with a few carefully selected third party marketing partners that we believe offer products or services that may be of interest to you. We will never share any telephone number(s), e-mail addresses, or credit card information which you have given us with any such third party marketing partner(s).

      Aggregate Information: We provide aggregate information to some of our business partners. This information is used in a collective manner and does not identify you individually in any way. We collect and share aggregate information in order to know more about the general profile of our customers so that we can improve your shopping experience.

      Shippers: If you make a purchase through the Site, your name, telephone number and shipping information must be provided to third party shippers such as UPS, FEDEX and the United States Postal Service to deliver your purchase. There also may be instances in which we drop-ship orders directly to you from one of our manufacturers or suppliers. These drop-shippers are only given your name, postal address, and telephone number for the sole purpose of fulfilling your order.

      Third Party Transaction-Level Data: If you visit the Site from a third-party website the third-party website may be able to access select information from your individual transaction information. In order to track and credit your transaction the third-party website may give you a unique code, cookie or graphic which will uniquely identify you. This will only happen if you link directly from a third party website to the Site. Any transactions made at the Site while such a code is active will be reported back to the third party website. We will only report non-Personal Information to these websites such as the date of the transaction, the product(s) purchased and the amount spent. We will not report any information to these third party websites that will allow them to personally identify you. The presence of a third party navigation bar at the top of any page on the Site is an indication that the third party website may be able to see your activity on the Site.

      Links to Third Party Site: The Site contains certain links to third party websites, such as our vendors. We are not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or content found on these websites. We recommend that you check the privacy notice of each website you visit. Links to third party websites are provided solely for your convenience and any submission of data to such websites shall be at your sole risk.

      Catalog Requests: When you request a catalog from us, we share your name and postal address with a third party fulfillment company for the sole purpose of sending you the requested catalog. This third party is not permitted to store the information is only authorized to use this information for to transmit catalogs to you.

      Law Enforcement and Protection of Users: To the extent permitted by law, we will disclose Personal Information to government authorities or third parties pursuant to a legal request, subpoena or other legal process. We may also use or disclose your information as permitted by law to perform charge verifications, report or collect debts owed, fight fraud or protect our rights or property as well as those of our affiliates, customers, or its users. You should be aware that, following disclosure to any third party, your Personal Information may be accessible by others to the extent permitted or required by applicable law.

      4. Affiliate Programs

      We maintain relationships with third party affiliate websites. Although we do not and cannot control the activities of the third parties that operate such websites, we will cease doing business with any affiliate that engages in abusive practices, including, for example, spam, trademark infringement, predatory means of attracting visitors, or unlawful activities. To report abuse by an affiliate, please contact our Affiliate Manager via email at affiliates@daprose.com .

      5. Children and Privacy

      The Site is a general audience website and is not directed to children under the age of 13. We will never knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide us with personally identifiable information of any kind whatsoever. If we become aware that a user is under the age of 13 and has submitted Personal Information without verifiable parental consent, we will remove his or her personally identifiable information from our files. We understand that children may not fully understand all of the provisions of this Privacy Notice or make informed decisions about the choices that are made available to adult users of the Site. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and to be familiar with the websites they visit. We do not sell products to persons under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you are required seek the consent of your parent or guardian to purchase products or services from the Site.

      6. Security

      Until we employ 128-bit encryption technology in those areas of our site which is required to provide you a higher degree of security to preserve your personal account information, including those areas related to online ordering, order status, catalog request and contest forms, etc. We urge you to pay us via PayPal instead. PayPal utilizes industry-standard firewalls and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of potentially sensitive Personal Information such as your name, address and credit card number.

      You should recognize, however, that no computer system is fully secure and that there are inherent risks associated with Internet transactions. To make sure you have the latest security features on your browser, you may want to download the most recent version of your favorite browser, which should have full SSL support.

      7. Corrections/Information Removal/Opt-Out

      If your name, e-mail or postal address, telephone number or other Personal Information changes, you may update, correct or omit the relevant information by contacting us at support@daprose.com . In addition, if you no longer wish to receive communications from us you may opt-out by emailing us at support@daprose.net , sending a letter to: DAPROSE.COM Privacy Officer, 2602 Westerland DR #A55, Houston TX 77063 USA or by clicking on the unsubscribe link within any marketing e-mail you receive from us. If you no longer with to receive our catalog, you may call us at 281-940-6070, email us at support@daprose.net or send a letter to: DAPROSE.COM Privacy Officer, 2602 Westerland DR #A55, Houston TX 77063 USA.

      8. Contact Information

      If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice, please e-mail us at support@daprose.net or send a letter to: DAPROSE.COM C/O Peter Jaramillo, Privacy Officer, 2602 Westerland Dr. #A55, Houston TX 77063 USA

      9. Business Transfer

      In the event that this site is sold, has its assets acquired or transferred, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, or merges or becomes affiliated with any other division, individual or entity, any customer information owned or under our control may be one of the transferred assets. We reserve the right, as part of such transaction, to transfer or assign the Personal Information and aggregate information we have collected from users of the Site.

      10. Limitations On Liability

      IN NO EVENT WILL DAPROSE OR ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, LICENSEES OR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THE SITE OR ITS PRODUCTS OR SERVICES BE LIABLE IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS, USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OR PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE (INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, AND DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM INACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION OR INCONVENIENCE, DELAY, OR LOSS OF THE USE OF THE SITE). THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS APPLY WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF DAPROSE.COM OR ITS AFFILIATES OR ANY OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. #
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