Terms of Use



Preamble

By accessing this website (including all material contained therein), you declare that:

You're using this website solely for personal, noncommercial purposes;
You will not copy or distribute any part of this website without ProtectedIO's prior written authorization;
You will fully comply with the terms and conditions of these terms of service. Please read them carefully.

General

The services offered by ProtectedIO are basically free of charge.
However, ProtectedIO offers premium memberships which significantly increase the service capability and ease of use which are subject to costs.

This is an agreement between you and ProtectedIO.com for virtual private network communications services and related services and features ("the Service").

The Agreement that governs your Use of the Service include these Terms and Conditions, any ProtectedIO Service Agreement you have agreed to, and the specific Rate Plan or Service Plan Information that applies to your account. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SUPERSEDE ALL EARLIER VERSIONS.

Your activation and use of the Service represents your agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and a representation you are at least eighteen (18) years of age or a bona-fide corporate representative, and that the registration information provided is accurate, complete, and up-to-date.

We do not control, nor are we responsible for any data, content, services, or products (including software) that you access, download, receive or buy while using the Service.
We may, but do not have any obligation to block information, transmissions or access to certain information, services, products or domains to protect the Service, our network, the public or our users. We are not a publisher of third-party content accessed through the Service and are not responsible for the content, accuracy, timeliness or delivery of any opinions, advice, statements, messages, services, graphics, data or any other information provided to or by third parties as accessible through the Service. You are responsible for paying all fees and charges of any third party vendors whose sites, products or services you access, buy or use via the Service. If you choose to use the Service to access web sites, services or content, or purchase products from third parties, your personal information may be available to the third-party provider. How third parties handle and use your personal information related to their sites and services is governed by their security, privacy and other policies (if any) and not ours. We have no responsibility for third party provider policies, or their or your compliance with them. If you elect to download into your computer or otherwise enable any software, including any "client" designed to facilitate your access of the Service, you shall be solely responsible for, and shall be deemed to have reviewed and, to the extent applicable, acknowledged, accepted or waived, any disclosures, notices or options otherwise made available to you for viewing as part of the installation process for the Service.

User Policies

Account Holder agrees to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in connection with their use of this service. Account Holder further agrees that they or anyone using their account will not engage in any of the following activities:

  • Sending or transmitting unsolicited advertisements or content ("spam") over the Service, whether via e-mail, usenet, or any other communication channel.
  • Sending or transmitting any illegal (as defined by US laws) content over the Service, whether via e-mail, Usenet, or any other communication channel including without limitation child pornography.
  • Uploading, downloading, posting, reproducing, or distribution of any content protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, without first having obtained permission of the copyright owner.
  • Engaging in any conduct that restricts or inhibits any other Account Holder from using or enjoying the Service.
  • Attempting to access, probe, or connect to computing devices without proper authorization.
  • Posting to or transmitting through the Service any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that may constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, federal or international law.

ProtectedIO permits you to link to materials on the ProtectedIO website for personal, non-commercial purposes only.
ProtectedIO reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the ProtectedIO website at any time and for any reason.

Using the Service for anything other than lawful purposes.

Violations of this Usage Policy will result in termination of your Account, without any refund of amounts previously paid for this service. Additionally, Account Holder will be held responsible for any and all damages incurred by ProtectedIO including any amounts charged by any outside entity due to said violation(s) including without limitation attorney fees and costs.

Disclaimer; Limitation of Liability

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE ProtectedIO WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ProtectedIO, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. ProtectedIO MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY USER SUBMISSION OR ANY SITE LINKED TO THIS WEBSITE AND IN NO EVENT SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIS WEBSITE, ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THIS WEBSITE; ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY; AND/OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE VIA THIS WEBSITE.
YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ProtectedIO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. ProtectedIO DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE ProtectedIO WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND ProtectedIO WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF PROTECTEDIO, OR ITS EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, THIRD- PARTY INFORMATION PROVIDERS, MERCHANTS OR LICENSORS, FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHERWISE, EITHER JOINTLY OR SEVERALLY, EXCEED THE AGGREGATE DOLLAR AMOUNT PAID BY ACCOUNT HOLDER TO ProtectedIO IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE CLAIMED INJURY OR DAMAGE.

Service Availability

Actual service coverage, speeds, locations and quality may vary. ProtectedIO will attempt to make the Service available at all times. However, the Service may be subject to unavailability for a variety of factors beyond our control including emergencies, third party service failures, transmission, equipment or network problems or limitations, interference, signal strength, and may be interrupted, refused, limited or curtailed. We are not responsible for data, messages or pages lost, not delivered, delayed or misdirected because of interruptions or performance issues with the Service or communications services or networks. We may impose usage or Service limits, suspend Service, or block certain kinds of usage in our sole discretion to protect users or the Service. The accuracy and timeliness of data received is not guaranteed; delays or omissions may occur.

Account Policies

Account Holder is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his/her security credentials, and/or passwords (if any) and is liable for any harm resulting from disclosing or allowing disclosure of any password or sharing of security credentials. In the event of a breach of security, Account Holder will remain liable for any unauthorized use of the Service until Account Holder notifies ProtectedIO. Concurrent or simultaneous logins from the same account are prohibited.

ProtectedIO Rights

ProtectedIO does not and will not actively monitor user sessions for inappropriate behavior, nor do we maintain direct logs of any customer's Internet activities. However, ProtectedIO reserves the right to investigate matters we consider to be illegal or violations of these Terms and Conditions. We may, but are not obligated to, in our sole discretion, and without notice, remove, block, filter or restrict by any means any materials or information (including but not limited to e-mails) that we consider to be actual or potential violations of the restrictions set forth in these T&C's, and any other activities that may subject ProtectedIO, or its customers, to liability. ProtectedIO disclaims any and all liability for any failure on its part to prevent such materials or information from being transmitted over the Service and/or into your computing device.

ProtectedIO will never intentionally disclose any private electronic communication or personal customer information unless required to by law enforcement personnel that have produced the proper legal compliance paperwork.

ProtectedIO reserves the right to terminate an account immediately for violating any part of this agreement.

Miscellaneous

These terms of service, together with the privacy notice and any other legal notices published on the ProtectedIO website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and ProtectedIO. If any provision of these terms of service is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these terms of service, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this these terms of service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and ProtectedIO's failure to assert any right or provision under these terms of service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. ProtectedIO reserves the right to amend these terms of service at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these terms of service for any changes. Your use of the ProtectedIO website following any amendment of these terms of service will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms.