This agreement ("Agreement") is between Net2Phone, Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates and assigns (collectively "we," "us" or "N2P") and the user ("you," "user" or "End User") of N2P's SIP Trunking Business Service ("Service"). This Agreement governs both the Service and any related devices, such as an IP phone, Multimedia Terminal Adapter, Analog Telephone Adapter or any other IP connection device, ("Device" or "Equipment") used in conjunction with the Service. By activating the Service, you acknowledge that you have read and understood, and you agree, to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and you represent that you are of legal age to enter this Agreement and become bound by its terms.
1. Terms and Conditions.
This agreement ("Agreement") is between Net2Phone, Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates and assigns (collectively "we," "us" or "N2P") and the user ("you," "user" or "End User") of N2P's SIP Trunking Business Service ("Service"). This Agreement governs both the Service and any related devices, such as an IP phone, Multimedia Terminal Adapter, Analog Telephone Adapter or any other IP connection device, ("Device" or "Equipment") used in conjunction with the Service. By activating the Service, you acknowledge that you have read and understood, and you agree, to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and you represent that you are of legal age to enter this Agreement and become bound by its terms. 1.1 Term. The Service is offered on a monthly basis for a term which begins on the date that N2P activates your Service and ends on the day before the same date in the following month. Subsequent terms of this Agreement automatically renew on a monthly basis without further action by you unless you give N2P written notice of non-renewal prior to the end of the monthly term in which the notice is given. If you are using an unlimited plan, you are pre-purchasing the Service for full monthly terms, meaning that if you terminate Service prior to the end of a monthly term, you will not be entitled to any pro rata refund of any remaining portion of your current monthly term. Expiration of the term or termination of the Service will not excuse the End User from paying any unpaid, accrued charges that are due in relation to the Agreement.
1.2 Use of the Services. The Service and Device are meant for use by one company and are not meant to be shared across separate business entities. You acknowledge that the Service will not be shared with other business entities without express prior written consent by Net2Phone. If you subscribe to an unlimited calling plan without per channel charges, any use in excess of 5,000 minutes per month shall be presumed to be not consistent with the uses permitted herein. You may not resell or transfer the Service or the Device to any other person for any purpose, or make any charge for the use of the Service. N2P reserves the right to immediately terminate or modify the Service, if N2P determines, in its sole discretion, that the Service is being used contrary to the provisions of this Agreement.
1.3 Lawful Use of Service and/or Device. You agree to use the Service and/or Device (if applicable) only for lawful purposes. This means that you agree not to use them for transmitting or receiving any communication or material of any kind when in N2P's sole judgment, the transmission, receipt or possession of such communication or material may constitute a criminal offense, give rise to a civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law. N2P reserves the right to terminate your service immediately if N2P, in its sole discretion, believes that you have violated this provision. You are liable for any and all use of the Service and/or Device by yourself and by any person making use of the Service or Device provided to you and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless N2P against any and all liability for any such use. If N2P, in its sole discretion believes that you may have violated this provision, N2P may forward the objectionable material, as well as your communications with N2P and your personally identifiable information to the appropriate authorities for investigation and prosecution and you hereby consent to such forwarding.
1.4 Use of the Service and/or Device outside the United States. You agree to assume all responsibility for use of the Service and/or Device outside of the United States. If the Service and/or Device are used in a country other than the United States, you do so at your own sole risk, including the risk that such activity violates local laws in the country where you do so. You are liable for any and all such use of the Service and/or Device by yourself or any person making use of the Service or Device provided to you and agree to indemnify and hold harmless N2P against any and all liability for any such use. N2P does not represent, warrant or guarantee that the Service and/or Device will work outside of the United States.
1.5 Theft of Service. You agree to notify N2P immediately if you become aware at any time that your Service is being stolen or fraudulently used. When you call or write, you must provide your account number and a detailed description of the circumstances and you will remain responsible for all charges for the Services until such time as you provide N2P with notice of the theft or fraudulent use of the Service.
1.6 Reassignment of Number upon Service Termination. Upon termination of the Service, N2P may, at its sole discretion, reassign a telephone number or Direct Inward Dialing ("DID") (collectively "Number") provided to you by N2P. You shall not obtain any rights, title or interest in the Number and the Number is not portable to other service providers. The Number is not to be used with any other Service other than provided by N2P and N2P reserves the right to change, cancel or reassign the Number at N2P's discretion.
1.7 Service Distinctions. You acknowledge and understand that the Service is not a telecommunications service. Important distinctions (some, but not necessarily all, of which are described in this Agreement) exist between a telecommunications service and the enhanced Service offering provided by N2P. The Service is subject to different regulatory treatment than telephone service. This treatment may limit or otherwise affect your rights of redress before any governmental telecommunications regulatory agencies.
1.8 Intellectual Property. The Service and/or Device and any firmware or software used to provide the Service or provided to you in conjunction with providing the Service, or embedded in the Device, and all Services, information, documents and materials on N2P's website(s) are protected by trademark, copyright or other intellectual property laws and international treaty provisions. All websites, corporate names, service marks, trademarks, trade names, logos and domain names (collectively "marks") of N2P are and shall remain the exclusive property of N2P and nothing in this Agreement shall grant you the right or license to use any such marks. You acknowledge that you are not given any license to use the firmware or software used to provide the Service or provided to you in conjunction with providing the Service, or embedded in the Device, other than a nontransferable, revocable license to use such firmware or software in object code form (without making any modification thereto) strictly in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. You expressly agree that the Device is exclusively for use in connection with the Service and that N2P will not provide any passwords, codes or other information or assistance that would enable you to use the Device for any other purpose. If you decide to use the Service through an interface device not provided by N2P, which N2P reserves the right to prohibit in particular cases or generally, you warrant and represent that you possess all required rights, including software and/or firmware licenses, to use that interface device with the Service and you will indemnify and hold harmless N2P against any and all liability arising out of your use of such interface device with the Service. You shall not reverse compile, disassemble or reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive the source code from the binary code of the firmware or software.
1.9 Alternate Devices. If you decide to use the Service through a device not provided by N2P or an authorized N2P reseller, which N2P reserves the exclusive right to prohibit, you warrant and represent that you possess all required rights, including software and/or firmware licenses, to use that alternate device with the Service and you will indemnify and hold harmless N2P and its vendors against any and all liability arising out of your use of such alternate device with the Service. N2P has no obligation to support or service the use of such alternate devices in any way, and in its sole discretion may decline to provide the configuration information required to allow the device to interoperate with the Service.
2. LIMITATIONS OF EMERGENCY (911) SERVICES OR DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE SERVICES.
2.1 N2P Emergency (911) Services are not available in all service areas depending on the Service Address you provide to N2P during your initial sign-up process. Service availability will be determined based upon the service address you provide to N2P. You acknowledge and understand that if the Device is disconnected or relocated outside of the service address you provide to N2P, you will not have access to Emergency (911) Services. If you decide to relocate, you must immediately notify N2P so that we can update your service address on file.In addition to the Terms and Conditions contained herein, your use of N2P's Emergency (911) Services are subject to the Conditions and Limitations of Emergency (911) Services.
2.2 Alternative 911 Arrangements. You acknowledge that N2P does not offer primary line or lifeline services. N2P strongly recommends that you always maintain an alternative means of accessing traditional emergency (911) services such as a POTS line or a traditional wireless phone service.
3. POWER AND/OR BROADBAND SERVICE OUTAGES.
3.1 Loss of Service Due to Power Failure or Internet Service Outage. You acknowledge and understand that the Service will not function in the event of power failure. You also acknowledge and understand that the Service requires a fully functional broadband connection to the Internet (which is not provided by N2P) and that, accordingly, in the event of an outage of, or termination of service with or by, your Internet service provider ("ISP") and/or broadband provider, the Service will not function, but that you will continue to be billed for the Service unless and until you or N2P terminate the Service in accordance with this Agreement. Should there be an interruption in the power supply or broadband outage, the Service will not function at all until power and service is fully restored. A power failure or disruption may require the End User to reset or reconfigure equipment prior to utilizing the Service.
4.PAYMENT AND BILLING.
4.1 Billing. Call times for each call are rounded up to the next whole minute and billed in full minute increments except where indicated otherwise in the rates screen. Per call charges are rounded up to the next whole penny. All calls for which we receive answer supervision shall incur a minimum one-minute charge. N2P relies on answer supervision to determine whether and when a call has been answered. Answer supervision is a signal sent by the carrier connecting the call to indicate the start of call. Answer supervision is generally received when a call is answered; however, answer supervision may also be generated by voicemail systems, private branch exchanges, and interexchange switching equipment. Where no answer supervision is received, we will commence billing forty (40) seconds following dial time unless the caller has terminated the call. You must notify us in writing of any disputed charges for calls on your account within thirty (30) days of the charges or you will have waived your right to dispute the charges. Funds in your account will expire if your account has been inactive for a period of 120 days.
4.2 Payment. All Services must be prepaid with a credit card. You must provide us with a valid credit card number when the Service is activated. N2P reserves the right to stop accepting credit cards from one or more issuers at its sole discretion. If the card expires, you close your account, your billing address changes, or the card is cancelled and replaced for any reason, you must immediately notify N2P so that your Service is not suspended. Based upon which service plan you select, we will periodically bill your credit card for all charges and any applicable taxes.
4.3 Unlimited/Bucket Plans. All services are prepaid with a credit card except usage on a plan that falls outside of your selected service plan where the minutes used will be charged on a per minute usage basis to your credit card with your next month's charges. N2P will charge your credit card whenever usage outside of your selected service plan exceeds $25.00 during the month.
4.4 Deactivation Fee/Enhanced Service Fee. If you the cancel or terminate the Service within twelve (12) months of activation, Net2Phone will charge you an Early Deactivation Fee of $39.99. Net2Phone will waive the Early Deactivation Fee after you have completed twelve (12) months of consecutive service. Customers assigned an Enhanced Local Service (ELS) phone number will be charged an Enhanced Service Fee of $1.00 per month.
4.5 Billing Disputes. You must notify N2P in writing within seven (7) days after receiving your credit card statement if you dispute any N2P charges on that statement or such dispute will be deemed waived. Billing disputes should be sent to the following address: You must notify us in writing of any disputed charges within sixty (60) days of the charges or you will have waived your right to dispute the charges.
520 Broad Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Attn: Net2Phone Business(SIP Trunking) Department
4.6 Payment. N2P accepts payments only by credit card as set forth in Section 4.1. Your initial use of the Service authorizes N2P to charge the credit card account number on file with N2P, including any changed information given N2P if the card expires or is replaced, or if you substitute a different card, for N2P charges as set forth in Section 4.1. This authorization will remain valid until 30 days after N2P receives your written notice terminating N2P's authority to charge your credit card, whereupon N2P reserves the right to charge you any other outstanding charges and terminate the Service. N2P may terminate your Service at any time in its sole discretion, if any charge to your credit card on file with N2P is declined or reversed, your credit card expires and you have not provided N2P with a valid replacement credit card or in case of any other non-payment of account charges. Termination of Service for declined or expired card, reversed charges or non-payment leaves you fully liable to N2P for all charges accrued before termination and for all costs incurred by N2P in collecting such amounts, including but not limited to, attorney's fees and costs.
4.7 Termination/Discontinuance of Service. N2P reserves the right to suspend or terminate the Service at any time, with or without cause and without notice to you. If N2P discontinues providing the Service without a stated reason, you will only be responsible for charges accrued through the date of termination, including a pro-rated portion of the final month's charges. If your Service is terminated for any stated reason, including without limitation violation of this Agreement, or because of any improper use of the Service or Device (such as, but not limited to, your attempts to hack, disrupt, or misuse the Service or your acts or omissions that violate any acceptable use policy of N2P or of a third party provider to which N2P is subject), you will waive the remainder of any monthly term if you have an unlimited plan.
4.8 Taxes. You are responsible for any applicable federal, state, provincial, municipal, local or other governmental sales, use, excise, value-added, universal service fees, personal property, public utility or other taxes, fees or charges now in force or enacted in the future, that arise from or as a result of your subscription or use or payment for the Service or Device. Such amounts are in addition to payment for the Service or Devices and will be billed to your credit card as set forth in this Agreement. If you are exempt from payment of such taxes, you shall provide N2P with an original certificate that satisfies applicable legal requirements attesting to tax-exempt status. Tax exemption will only apply from and after the date N2P receives such certificate.
5.WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES.
5.1 Disclaimer of Warranties for Services.All Services provided by N2P are provided on an "as is" basis. N2P makes no warranty to you or any other person or entity, whether express, implied or statutory, as to the description, quality, title, non-infringement, merchantability, completeness, or fitness for a particular purpose as to the Services provided to you, all such warranties hereby being expressly excluded and disclaimed. N2P does not warrant that the Services are error-free or will operate without packet loss or interruption nor does N2P warrant the reliability of any connection to or any transmission over the Internet. End user assumes total responsibility and risk for use of the Services.
5.2 Limited Warranty for Device. If End User purchased a Device new from N2P and the Device included a limited warranty at the time of purchase, End User must refer to the separate limited warranty document provided with the Device for information on the limitation and disclaimer of certain warranties. Remedies for breach of any such warranties will be limited to those expressly set forth in such documentation. If End User's Device did not include a limited warranty from N2P at the time of purchase, End User agrees that it accepts its Device "as is" and that End User is not entitled to replacement or refund in the event of any defect. OTHER THAN WARRANTIES AS TO THE DEVICE EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED WITH THE DEVICE, N2P MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS OF THE DEVICE FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OR ANY WARRANTY ARISING BY USAGE OF TRADE, COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR ANY WARRANTY THAT THE, DEVICE OR ANY FIRMWARE OR SOFTWARE IS "ERROR FREE" OR WILL MEET END USER'S REQUIREMENTS. THE FOREGOING WILL NOT BE DEEMED TO LIMIT ANY DISCLAIMER OR LIMITATION OF WARRANTY SET FORTH IN THE DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED WITH THE DEVICE.
5.3 Limitation of Liability and Indemnification. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND THAT N2P'S ENTIRE LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER. IN NO EVENT SHALL N2P, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR UNDERLYING SERVICE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY COSTS OR DAMAGES ARISING EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM THE USE OF N2P'S SERVICES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, RELIANCE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS, USE, DATA, GOODWILL OR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE WHATSOEVER, ARISING IN ANY MANNER FROM ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR TO THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY N2P (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO 911-TYPE DIALING AND/OR INABILITY OF YOU OR ANY USER OF YOUR N2P SERVICE TO BE ABLE TO DIAL 911, TO ACCESS EMERGENCY SERVICE PERSONNEL, TO ACCESS THE CORRECT PUBLIC SERVICE ANSWERING POINT ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER, OR TO CORRECTLY ROUTE AN EMERGENCY CALL IF YOU MOVE YOUR DEVICE OUTSIDE OF YOUR SERVICE ADDRESS) UNLESS IT IS PROVEN THAT THE ACT OR OMISSION PROXIMATELY CAUSING THE CLAIM, DAMAGE, OR LOSS CONSTITUTES GROSS NEGLIGENCE, OR INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT ON THE PART OF N2P OR ITS UNDERLYING SERVICE PROVIDERS. YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS N2P, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES AND AGENTS AND ANY OTHER UNDERLYING SERVICE PROVIDER WHO FURNISHES SERVICES TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE N2P SERVICE, FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, FINES, PENALTIES, COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEY FEES) BY, OR ON BEHALF OF, YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY OR USER OF YOUR N2P SERVICE.
5.5 Sole Remedy. Your sole and exclusive remedies are expressly set forth in this Agreement. Some jurisdictions may not permit the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties, and some jurisdictions may not permit the limitations or exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so certain of the above exclusions may not apply. In such jurisdictions, the liability of N2P, its directors, officers, employees, agents and underlying service providers shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
6. GOVERNING LAW AND ARBITRATION.
6.1 Mandatory Arbitration. Any dispute or claim between End User and N2P arising out of or relating to the Service or Device provided in connection with this Agreement shall be resolved by arbitration before a single arbitrator administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules. The arbitration shall take place in New York, New York and shall be conducted in English. The arbitrator's decision shall follow the plain meaning of the relevant documents, and shall be final and binding. Without limiting the foregoing, the parties agree that no arbitrator has the authority to: (i) award relief in excess of what this Agreement provides; or (ii) award punitive or exemplary damages. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrators may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. All claims shall be arbitrated individually and End User will not bring, or join any class action of any kind in court or in arbitration or seek to consolidate or bring previously consolidated claims in arbitration. END USER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION CONSTITUTES A WAIVER OF ANY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL.
6.2 Governing Law. The Agreement and the relationship between you and N2P shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey without regard to its conflict of law provisions. To the extent court action is initiated to enforce an arbitration award or for any other reason consistent with Section 6.1, you and N2P agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the state of New Jersey and waive any objection as to venue or inconvenient forum. The failure of N2P to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Agreement remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
6.3 Entire Agreement. This Agreement and the rates for Services found on N2P's website constitute the entire agreement between you and N2P and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and N2P and any and all prior or contemporaneous statements, understandings, writings, commitments, or representations concerning its subject matter. No amendment to this Agreement shall be binding upon N2P unless and until posted in accordance with Section 6.5 hereof.
6.4 Severability. If any part of this Agreement is legally declared invalid or unenforceable, all other parts of this Agreement are still valid and enforceable. Such invalidity or non-enforceability will not invalidate or render unenforceable any other portion of this Agreement.
6.5 Changes to Terms of Service. N2P may change the terms and conditions of this Agreement from time to time. Any changes to this Agreement will become binding on you effective on the date posted to the N2P website and no further notice by N2P is required. This Agreement as posted supersedes all previously agreed to electronic and written terms of service, including without limitation any terms included with the packaging of the Device.
6.6 Patents. This product, the systems and methods that it accesses, and/or the related services we provide are covered by one or more patents or patents pending, including 6,829,645, 6,701,365, 6,687,738, 6,594,254, 6,513,066, 6,347,085, 6,226,678, 6,185,184, 6,131,121, 6,108,704, 6,009,469, 5,999,965; 5,712,907; 7,149,208. See also: http://web.net2phone.com/about/patents/
6.7 Trademarks. All corporate names, service marks, logos, trade names, trademarks, websites and domain names of N2P and other N2P marks (collectively "Marks") are owned by N2P and/or its affiliates and nothing herein shall grant you a license to use such Marks.
6.8 Copyright. All Services and/or Materials provided and/or found on the Website are protected by trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property laws. Any commercial use of the Services and/or Materials found on the Website is strictly prohibited, without the express, prior, written consent of N2P. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Services and/or materials not in accordance with the terms set forth herein is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.
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