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Terms of Service

By signing-up I am stating that I have fully read, understood and accepted all terms and conditions listed in this agreement.

The content of all discussion groups, including without limitation, the descriptions for discussion groups and the content within a specific article, is provided by and is the responsibility of the creator of the discussion group or the person posting an article. NewsFusion has NO responsibility for such content and is merely a conduit of articles traveling across Usenet. Usenet in general is a public forum much like the world wide web is available to the public. NewsFusion does not control Usenet. NewsFusion has no way to control the content on the servers we provide access to, since NewsFusion isn't the owner or manager of the servers. NewsFusion resell capacity in other providers servers, over which NewsFusion has no influence or control.

All articles on our servers, except those posted by our own users, are pushed to our servers via our upstream providers, including large international corporations. NewsFusion receives well over 1,000,000 articles per day, and it is impossible for us or any other corporation running a usenet server to moderate newsgroups. By its very nature, Usenet groups may carry very offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate material, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. We expect that you will use caution and common sense and exercise proper judgment when using Usenet.

Again we must emphasize that it is impossible for us or any other usenet service to police hundreds of thousands of articles that pass through our servers everyday. Any article that passes through our servers is the SOLE RESPONSIBILITY of the person who posted the article or created the newsgroup.

All content, without limitation, is provided by and is the responsibility of the person posting the content. We expect all customers to abide by Usenet etiquette, copyright laws, and civil and criminal laws.

CONDITIONS OF USE
I understand that I may only enter this site, and/or use its services, if I agree to all the following terms. If I do not agree to all of the terms, I must exit now.

AGE REQUIREMENT
I am at least 18 (21 where required) years of age and have the legal right to possess adult material in my community.

COMMUNITY STANDARDS
I understand the standards and laws of the community, site and computer to which I am transporting this material, I am solely responsible for my actions, posting of illegal media is prohibited, violators will banned from our servers.

COPYRIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY
I will not sell, redistribute, or copy in any way the contents of this site. I will not allow anyone to use my username, password. If I do post, I do so at my own risk.

POSTING ABILITY
Posting ability is a privilege, not a right. Your posting access may be suspended at any time without notice at the discretion of our abuse department. If you are unable to post and believe that your access may have been revoked, you may contact NewsFusion with your account information. We will then will inform you if your posting access has been revoked and the reason. If it has, and you feel this was in error respond and explain the situation. They will then investigate and inform you of their decision by email. The decision of the abuse department is final and NO refunds will be granted due to inability to post after your posting access has been blocked. You will still have the ability to read articles.

FORBIDDEN ACTIVITIES
NewsFusion has a zero-tolerance policy for the following activities, performing any of them will cause permanent suspension of your posting ability. These activities include, but are not limited to:

- Spamming: Advertising that is not welcome in the group where it was posted. If you do spam you may be billed for the cleanup costs (at the discretion of the management) at the rate of 100.00 GBP per hour, plus any collections and/or attorney's fees incurred in the collection of this fee.
- Flooding: Attempting to take over a newsgroup by flooding it with your posts.
- Trolling: Harassing or annoying other newsgroup users repeatedly.
- Copyright Infringement: Posting anything that is not in the public domain and that you don't own the rights to. This is a serious crime carrying serious legal consequences!
- Posting Illegal Content: Posting anything that is not legal in the United States.
- Posting Off-Topic: Posting something that does not belong in that newsgroup, as indicated by its charter or FAQ.
- Crossposting: Posting the same article to more than three newsgroups is prohibited. The article posted must be on-topic for each group.
- Harassment/Cyberstalking: Threatening or provoking confrontation with another party, causing fear for personal safety. Posting anyone's personal information such as phone numbers, addresses, social security numbers, etc. without that person's prior consent also falls under this category.

SYSTEM SECURITY
I will not attempt to bypass any security and/or access features of this site.

VIOLATIONS
If I use these services in violation of this agreement, I understand I may be in violation of local, federal and or civil laws. I agree to be responsible for all legal fees and loss of any income due the owners, Corporate Officers of this site. I understand that my membership will be canceled without notice or refund.

USE OF INFORMATION
I will not use or provide any information about or contained within this site against the providers, owners, Corporate Officers, and/or creators of this site in any type of action, legal or otherwise.

CANCELING AND REFUNDS
Absolutely no refunds will be given after a username and password have been issued. If we find a charge has been forcefully refunded or charged back, you will be in violation of this agreement. You may cancel your membership at any time, use the online support form providing your subscription number, along with your account username and password. Your account will then be canceled. If you were never assigned a username and password due to an error on the part of NewsFusion you may either have the charge refunded or we will activate your account and compensate you (with extra time or a free account upgrade) for any lost time. We will not issue refunds for any other reason, with the exception of fraud (read below for details).

DOWNLOAD LIMITS
Each account has a specified download limit. The limit may for some account types be "unlimited", but are still bound by the limits outlined in the "Acceptable use of account" below. The reason for this limit is to prevent any one server from becoming overloaded and to prevent abusive users from running suck feeds from an individual user account. There is also a simultaneous connection limit (per username/IP-number) of 20. We reserve the right to modify these settings at any time.

ACCEPTABLE USE OF ACCOUNTS
Personal accounts may be used for the subscribers personal use only. Under no circumstances may a subscriber share their account or login information with any third party whatsoever. Any such use will be grounds for immediate account termination. NO refunds will be issued if your account is canceled for any of those reasons. NewsFusion would like for all of its customers to have reasonable use of its service. To that end, NewsFusion may curtail unreasonable usage of Unlimited accounts in order to ensure the best possible service for all customers. Unlimited account does not constitute a dedicated connection. If a customer appears to be unable to maintain a reasonable use of the service, NewsFusion may cancel, suspend, or decline to renew service for that customer without notice. It is within NewsFusion sole discretion to determine what comprises unreasonable use. NewsFusion also reserves the right to limit the bandwidth for unmetered users with high usage.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
We do not provide dial-up service, you must have Internet access to use our service. Any Windows, Linux or Macintosh system will work.

ACCOUNT SETUP
New accounts opened by credit card will normally become active immediately. If you are having difficulties accessing your account, please contact us via the online support form.

INTENDED USE
Accounts are intended for personal use only, commercial use is prohibited without prior authorization from NewsFusion.

WARNING GENERAL DISCLAIMER
NewsFusion does not represent nor endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, content, or advertisements (collectively, the "Material") contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded, or accessed from any of the services contained on this website (collectively, the "Service"). NewsFusion also does not represent nor endorse the quality of any products, information, or other materials displayed, purchased, or obtained by you as a result of an advertisement or any other information or offer in or in connection with NewsFusion (collectively, the "Products"). You hereby acknowledge that any reliance upon any Material shall be at your own risk. NewsFusion reserves the right, but is not obligated to nor does it accept any responsibility for refusing to, in its sole discretion to make improvements to, or correct any error or omissions in any portion of the Service or Material contained in NewsFusion.

THE SERVICE AND THE MATERIAL AND THE PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED BY NEWSFUSION ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, AND NEWSFUSION EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE MATERIAL AND PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL NEWSFUSION BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE, MATERIAL, AND PRODUCTS.

The contents of this web site may contain material that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. In some communities, the contents may be deemed to violate the community's norms or mores. If you believe that you will find the content to be offensive, inappropriate, or in violation of your community's norms or mores, then you must stop viewing the contents immediately and go to a non-offensive web site.

It is also possible that some material may be inaccurate, wrong, and defamatory in nature.

NewsFusion does not review the material that is posted nor exert any editorial control over the material. As such, NewsFusion acts merely as a forum for the expression of ideas, thoughts, and information, similar to the way that a public square could be the forum for discussion of ideas, thoughts, and information.

NewsFusion is not responsible for any inaccurate, wrong, offensive, inappropriate, or defamatory material that is contained herein. NewsFusion is also not responsible for any material that violates a community's norms or mores. NewsFusion expects and demands that users comply with all federal, state, and local laws when using this web site and when posting content to the web site and refrain from violating those laws. If a person is unsure whether or not a posting will violate a law, that person is urged to contact the Electronic Freedom Foundation or an attorney prior to posting the information, document, or other type of content. NewsFusion can not enforce the laws of each locality, state, and even federal laws for all material that is posted to this site. As such, NewsFusion is not responsible for the content of this site.

INDEMNITY
If, as a result of a user's actions, postings, statements, or other activity, NewsFusion is named as a defendant in a lawsuit, threaten with legal action, has a judgment issued against it, or incurs expense to defend itself, then the user shall indemnify NewsFusion for all expenses incurred by NewsFusion to protect or defend itself, or otherwise respond to the problem. Furthermore, the user shall hold NewsFusion harmless for the user's actions, postings, statements, or other activity. These actions, postings, statements or other activity could include, but is not limited to, defamation, libel, intentional infliction of emotional distress, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, theft of a trade secret, economic espionage, and transmission of pornographic material.

DATA PROTECTION
As we are based in the United Kingdom, we abide by the laws of the Data Protection Act (1998). If you wish to request any information we hold about you, please contact us through the support form or send us an email. Note that we charge a small administration fee of 10.00 GBP for this service.