Terms of Use


Sputnik makes available certain information and services on this web site, www.sputnik.com (the "Site"). Please read these terms carefully before using this Site. Using this Site indicates that you accept and agree to abide by each of the terms set forth below. If you do not accept these terms, do not use this Site. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

These terms of use may be updated and modified by Sputnik from time to time without notice to you, so please check back periodically. You can review the most current version of these terms of use at any time by clicking on terms of use links located throughout the Site.

Privacy


Our Privacy Policy is part of this agreement and its terms are incorporated herein by this reference. Our Privacy Policy is here. The Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use and protect certain personally identifiable information about the users of our Site.

Use of Site


We authorize you to view, download and install the materials at this Site provided that you comply with all terms of use related to such materials and retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials on any copies of the materials. If you breach any of these terms, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials in your possession.

In using the Site, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information regarding contact information, purchases, and other inquiries. You also agree to maintain and promptly update such information to keep it true, accurate and complete.

If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if Sputnik has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Sputnik has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site or Sputnik's services (or any portion thereof).

Your use of the Sputnik Services is voluntary and these Terms of Use shall not be construed as creating an employee/employer, agency, partnership, or joint venture relationship between you and Sputnik.

Use of Software


If you download software from this Site, use of such software is subject to the applicable license terms accompanying such software. If you download or install any software available on this Site you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the applicable license.

Account and Password


You warrant that you are at least 18 years of age or older. You may not assign, resell, lease, rent or otherwise transfer your rights to use the Sputnik Services. You may not modify Sputnik's authentication process to enable non-Users to gain access to the Sputnik Services. Likewise, the use of one Sputnik password on multiple computers simultaneously is prohibited.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account number and password. You are responsible for all uses of your account, whether or not authorized by you. Account sharing is expressly prohibited. You agree to immediately notify Sputnik of any unauthorized use of your account.

Content and Ownership


You agree that the Site and any necessary software used in connection with the Site may contain proprietary and confidential information that may be protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You also acknowledge and agree that all content, information, (excluding content or information provided by you), agreements, forms and other documents as well as products and services, trademarks, logos, graphics and images (the "Materials"), provided on this Site are the copyrighted work of Sputnik and/or its licensors or partners and may also be protected under, trademark, trade secret and/or other intellectual property laws in the United States and around the world.

Sputnik grants you the limited right to display the Materials only on your computer, and to copy and download the Materials on this Site solely for your internal use, provided that all copyright notices located on the Materials appear in the Materials so displayed, copied or downloaded. You agree not to use the Materials for any other purpose without the prior written consent of Sputnik. Without limitation, you agree not to reproduce, re-distribute, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate any information contained in the Materials to anyone. You agree not to "frame" or "mirror" any Materials on any other server or Internet-based device without the advance written authorization of Sputnik or its licensors, respectively. You may not post any content from the Site to news groups, mail lists or electronic bulletin boards. You acknowledge and agree that, except as set forth herein, you have no right to modify, edit, alter or enhance any of the Materials in any manner. This limited license terminates automatically, without notice to you, if you breach any of these Terms. Upon termination of this limited license, you agree to immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials.

Except as stated herein, you acknowledge that you have no right, title or interest in or to the Materials on any legal basis, without the advance written authorization of Sputnik.

Prohibited Activities


The Sputnik Services may be used only for lawful purposes. Transmission, distribution, or storage of any information, data or other material in violation of any applicable law, regulation, ordinance or other rule imposed by any governmental authority, is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, material which infringes or violates any copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy or other proprietary or property right. In addition, use of the Sputnik Services in violation of any User's ISP's Acceptable Use Policy is expressly prohibited. We do not encourage the inappropriate use of User's home or business internet connection. In order to avoid such inappropriate use, we maintain a resource on our Site identifying ISP's with non-conflicting Acceptable Use Policies.

You may not transmit or disseminate: (i) advertising, chain letters, spam, junk mail or any other type of unsolicited advertising or email (whether commercial or informational) to persons or entities that have not agreed to be part of such mailings (spam; see below for more information on Sputnik's spam policy); (ii) harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, obscene or otherwise objectionable materials; or (iii) viruses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files.

You may not use or attempt to use another person's or entity's account, service or system, nor may you interfere with the security of the Sputnik Services, system resources or accounts or any network. You may not abuse systems, or make use of the Sputnik Services in a way that disrupts the normal use of Sputnik's system or services for others.

Likewise, you may not post inappropriate messages to newsgroups nor may you "flood" or disrupt Usenet groups, or cancel or modify articles posted by others. Criteria for whether a post is inappropriate include, but are not limited to, the written charter/FAQ of the newsgroup, established Usenet conventions, the system resources affected by the posting and applicable laws.

You may not alter or forge header or address information to conceal the email address or prevent others from responding to the messages.

You may not attempt to sniff network traffic or tamper with Sputnik subscriber sessions. Any attempt to breach the privacy of Sputnik subscribers likely violates state or federal law and will not be tolerated. You may not operate servers (web, ftp, etc.) that serve more than one User at a time.

Policy on Spam


Sputnik and our suppliers do not tolerate spam of any type, regardless of content, and do not permit our Users to initiate, transmit or disseminate this type of email using the Sputnik Services. We reserve the right to take appropriate actions against originators of spam, including terminating the applicable account(s) and suing for damages.

We may investigate any known or suspected incidences of spam. Any User who sends unsolicited advertisements or solicitations, commercial or otherwise, may have its account disabled or suspended, will forfeit any account balances and be disallowed further service in order to prevent further abuse or damage to e-mail systems or otherwise protect Sputnik's interests.

Your use of the Sputnik Services, including the initiation or delivery of any spam, will use or cause to be used Sputnik's or its supplier's equipment located in the State of California.

As owner of the equipment and other resources used in providing the Sputnik Services, we and our supplier reserve the right to employ blocking or filtering software or other monitoring devices or techniques if deemed necessary or reasonable to detect and/or protect itself from spam with respect to electronic communications received by Users from other persons or entities.

Links To Other Web Sites


Links to third party web sites on this Site are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. We have not reviewed all of these third party sites and do not control and are not responsible for any of these sites or their content. We do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.

Violations


If we become aware of or suspect any violation in the use of the Sputnik Services by User, we may, in our sole discretion, initiate an investigation, issue a warning, or take other responsive action. You agree to respond in a timely manner to any complaints.

However, we have a policy of terminating any User of the Sputnik Services that is a repeat violator and in other appropriate circumstances, and we reserve the right to immediately suspend or disable the provision of the Sputnik Services to a User for violation of these Terms of Use, in conformance with such policy or otherwise as reasonably necessary to protect Sputnik's interests. Users who have their access to Sputnik Services disabled due to a violation of these Terms of Use will forfeit any remaining account balance.

We will cooperate with law enforcement and other legal authorities in investigating claims of illegal activity and to report to law enforcement officials any suspected illegal activity.

Nothing contained in these Terms of Use shall be construed to limit the actions we may take or remedies available to us in any way with respect to any prohibited activity or conduct.

Disclaimer of Warranties


YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SPUTNIK SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SPUTNIK SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS.

Trademarks


Sputnik® is a registered trademark of Sputnik, Inc. SputnikNet™, Sputnik AP 120™, Sputnik AP 160™, Sputnik 720™, Sputnik Agent™, Sputnik Control Center™ are trademarks of Sputnik, Inc. All rights reserved.