Terms of Service

PictureView is a service of Interactive Classifieds Network Corporation, a California corporation (hereinafter referred to as “ICNC”). By becoming a member of PictureView, you are expressly agreeing to the terms of service set forth below. If you do not agree with any of the terms and/or conditions of membership, you must cease using PictureView and contact us immediately.

PictureView is a read-only Usenet feed. All content on the PictureView news servers originates from third parties on the Usenet system. ICNC is not responsible for any content that originates from third parties.

The subscribing member (that’s you) pays for access from one connection at a time. This means you can use PictureView from wherever you wish, but from only one computer at a time. Example: You can use PictureView at the office, then log off, go home and log on there. You may not share your username or password with anyone else. Another example: If you have access to a network of computers, it would be in violation of our terms of service to log on to PictureView with several computers and then start simultaneous downloads. Any member sharing his/her password is responsible for the membership costs of each additional user that accesses the service using that password. PictureView reserves the right to pursue all legal remedies for the membership fees and other costs incurred when a password is traded. If you need more than one account, please contact us.

As soon as you click the sign up button, you are responsible for paying for one month of service. If you are in doubt, do not sign up until you’ve examined the free demonstration archive and are sure of your subscription. We cannot promise that we will be able to intercept requests to cancel applications before they are processed.

The monthly fee is for one month or any part thereof. We do not provide refunds or credit for unused time.

As a PictureView member, you may choose either web-based (HTTP) access, or NNTP access to the PictureView news servers. To choose NNTP access, please contact our support personnel for assistance in configuring your system.

ICNC is not responsible for the flow of data, programs, software, graphical images, animations, any other binary file, or any automatically generated derivations of the aforementioned, on any server which originates from third parties.

By subscribing to our services, members acknowledge that ICNC strictly prohibits the posting of content that is unlawful, infringes upon intellectual property rights, or displays illegal images or files of any kind. Members are solely responsible for knowing the applicable law related to any content they post or distribute. Members agree not to post or distribute any of the above described unlawful content. Members further agree to report any such posting of content to ICNC immediately for the purposes of ICNC evaluation and potential removal. Members understand and agree that ICNC has a policy of reporting illegal content to law enforcement as required by law.

ICNC makes no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties for fitness of purpose or of merchantability, with regard to the quality, content, accuracy, validity, artistic worth, or even legality of the data, programs, graphical images, information, etc., that are available.

ICNC makes no representations with respect to the nature, quantity or quality of content obtain through the PictureView service.

Yearly accounts are billed for one year or any part thereof. We do not provide refunds or credit for unused time.

We bill accounts within 24 hours of sign up. Accounts are valid from the date paid for one month and will automatically be re-billed at the end of the month.

All accounts are automatically renewing. If at any point you wish to cancel, you can do so on our web page or by e-mailing, faxing or calling us. Be prepared to provide your username, password, and the last four digits of your credit card number for security.

You may cancel at the end of any paid billing period, or you can cancel and terminate your access immediately, sacrificing any remaining paid days to our service.

You can also request temporary cancellation when going on vacation. We’ll e-mail you instructions on reactivating your account when you return.

Cancellation requests must be made at least 24 hours before the end of your currently paid period. You will receive confirmation of cancellations via e-mail. If you do not receive confirmation it means that in all probability your e-mail was not received by us. You are responsible to make sure that your cancellation is confirmed. If you don’t receive confirmation within 24 hours, contact us again to make sure we’ve received your request.

Members are responsible for all accounts under their name. In cases where a member accidentally signs up more than one time, they must notify ICNC immediately in order to cancel duplicate accounts. ICNC will not be responsible for additional costs incurred by multiple accounts, as each and every account that is activated is available for the member to use. Members who have signed up for multiple accounts should contact our customer service department for additional assistance.

ICNC makes a competent and diligent effort to maintain our servers and internet connections, but we make no representations with respect to your specific speed of access to our site.

Outages caused by circumstances outside of ICNC’s control, including but not limited to: any ISP or backbone carrier having problems, any router between your ISP, their backbone provider, our backbone provider and/or any other part of the internet outside of our offices, fiber cuts, power failure, earthquake, backhoes, dump trucks, upstream newsfeed problems, etc…are not ICNC’s responsibility. ICNC can not be held responsible for any damage that you may suffer from the loss of data resulting from non-deliverance, mis-deliverance, delay, service interruptions or outages, or from any errors or omissions by us.

In the event of outages caused by problems within PictureView, please check for notification on our network status page. If, in the event there is an outage of more than 48 hours caused by problems entirely within the control of ICNC, ICNC will make available to requesting members compensation equal to the actual amount of time lost. Compensation will take the form of days of service added to the current month paid. ICNC will not make compensation in cash. Under no circumstances will ICNC be liable for more than one month of service.

To become a PictureView member, you must be 18 years old or the legal age of consent in your community, whichever is higher.

Members are expected to know the specific laws and standards of their own community and adhere to them. Member agrees not to engage in unlawful or illegal activity, including, without limitation, by engaging in unauthorized access or unauthorized use of the service or any accounts, computers or networks related to the service.

Members acknowledge that they are aware that some of the material posted on PictureView is strictly suitable for adult viewing only and that viewer discretion is advised since even adult audiences have differing tastes and preferences with regard to the adult subject matter they wish to view.

PictureView has a strict policy against Child Pornography.

PictureView does not claim to carry all Usenet groups. We urge our prospective members to check our free demonstration archive for the current list of the groups we carry before signing up, as no guarantees are made with respect to the groups we carry. We reserve the right to modify the list of groups carried on PictureView without prior notification.

PictureView does not claim to receive all Usenet postings. Postings can be lost anywhere in the Usenet network as they propagate from server to server. ICNC makes a reasonable effort to build a news system which will receive as many postings as possible, but we cannot and will not be held responsible for not receiving any specific postings.

Members are advised that the Usenet is quite diverse and that there are many adult groups within PictureView’s archives. Members attest that they do not find adult entertainment material objectionable or offensive.

Members understand that this service is for adults only and that adult material on the Usenet is inappropriate for minors. If a member chooses to redistribute any information obtained via PictureView/Usenet, it is the member’s responsibility to do so within the limits of the law within their community. ICNC does not post the Usenet material accessed through PictureView. Members understand and agree that, although ICNC has policies and practices in place in attempt to prevent unlawful or offensive content from being accessed through its PictureView servers, ICNC acts solely as an Internet Service Provider and does not posses, use or transport the Usenet material accessed through PictureView servers. As a result, ICNC cannot be held responsible for material accessed through PictureView servers. Therefore, members must immediately report unlawful or inappropriate content or material to ICNC for corrective evaluation.

Members agree to honor all credit card purchases. Credit card disputes for services already rendered may be considered an act of fraud.

Fraudulent credit card usage will be reported to the appropriate agency. ICNC does not tolerate credit card fraud.

You must maintain a valid e-mail address on file with ICNC for purposes of notification.

ICNC reserves the right to cancel any member’s account or terminate access at any time without prior notice. If ICNC attempts to contact you using the information provided on your account and finds the e-mail address invalid or inactive, ICNC reserves the right to deactivate the account until we are contacted regarding that account, as we have no other way of reaching the responsible member.

ICNC reserves the right to change our fees or billing methods at any time and ICNC will provide notice of any such change at least thirty days in advance via e-mail or web page notifications.

It will be considered by ICNC to be an act of fraud to use our service in violation of this agreement.

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