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General Terms & Conditions

  • 1&1 Mail & Media Inc. General Terms and Conditions of Service

    BY SIGNING UP FOR AND/OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING ANY OF THE SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OFFERED BY GMX YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS SUPERSEDE ALL EARLIER VERSIONS AND REQUIRE THAT YOU SUBMIT TO THE LAW AND JURISDICTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA. Please carefully read these terms and conditions as they describe your legal rights and obligations. This agreement shall become come effective as of the date of (1) your electronic signature on or acceptance of this agreement, (2) the activation of your account or (3) your receipt of an email from GMX confirming your order, whichever happens first.

    1. DEFINITIONS
    2. DESCRIPTION
    3. INTENTIONALLY OMITTED
    4. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED AGREEMENT TO DISSEMINATE MATERIALS WHICH ARE INCONSISTENT WITH YOUR WARRANTIES
    5. NO WARRANTIES BY GMX
    6. GMX'S LIMITED LIABILITY
    7. YOUR ADDITIONAL OBLIGATIONS AND WARRANTIES
    8. CONFIDENTIALITY, TRADEMARK, AND COPYRIGHT
    9. YOUR INDEMNIFICATION OF GMX
    10. NO JOINT VENTURE OR PARTNERSHIP
    11. SERVICES RENDERED ON A NON-EXCLUSIVE BASIS
    12. NO EDITORIAL CONTROL BY GMX
    13. TERM AND TERMINATION
    14. PRIVACY
    15. SEVERABILITY
    16. NON-ENFORCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE WAIVER
    17. NOTICES
    18. FORCE MAJEURE
    19. NO ASSIGNMENT BY YOU; ASSIGNMENT BY GMX
    20. JURISDICTION, VENUE, AND WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL
    21. SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS
    22. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
    23. MODIFICATION
    24. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

    SUBPOENA POLICY

    Reporting Copyright and Trademark Infringement
  • 1. DEFINITIONS

    For the purposes of this Agreement:

    1.1. "Content" shall mean the downloadable files which are interpreted by a client email or other application for display with or without plug-ins.

    1.2. "GMX,” "us," "we," "our" and grammatical variants thereof shall collectively refer to 1&1 Mail & Media Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware located at 701 Lee Road, Suite 300, Chesterbrook, PA, U.S.A. and its assigns and successors in interest.

    1.3. "GMX Equipment" shall mean computer and telecommunications device, Internet access and/or transmission rights owned, operated, and/or maintained by GMX and/or GMX's affiliates, agents, or assigns which function to provide the GMX Services.

    1.4. "GMX Services" shall mean the products and services provided by GMX at any given time, including but not limited to email, file storage, and any associated support services, which GMX Services may be changed, amended, cancelled and/or otherwise altered at any time in GMX's sole discretion.

    1.5. "GMX Software" shall mean any software provided by GMX at any given time, whether downloaded to your computer or utilized online as part of the GMX Services. The GMX Software includes the program and any and all copies or portions thereof, whether standing alone or in combination with other programs, as well as the documentation and other materials delivered in connection with the software, if any.

    1.6. "Laws" shall mean the laws, statutes, and regulations then in effect of the United States of America and its various states and dependencies as well as the laws of Your country of residence or the country in which you use or access the GMX Services and the laws of any provinces, states or dependencies thereof.

    1.7. "Parties" shall collectively refer to GMX and you.

    1.8. "Suspend" or "Suspension" shall include the disabling of your Account and/or the cessation of transmission of data via Your Services.

    1.9. "You", "your" and grammatical variants thereof shall mean you, any other entity which has an ownership or other beneficial interest in you, or any other entity in which you have an ownership or other beneficial interest.

    1.10. "Your Data" shall mean any data, including but not limited to documents, emails, images, web pages, or other Content, related to your use of the GMX Services and stored on or transmitted by the GMX Equipment.

    1.11. "Your Services" shall mean the specific GMX Services for which you have contracted, subject to the limitations and specifications of the particular service effective as of the date of contract.
  • 2. DESCRIPTION

    Subject to and conditioned upon GMX's retained rights and all other terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, GMX offers the GMX Services as soon as practicable after registration. You will receive a password, account and instructions upon completion of the registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of both your password and your account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password and your account. You agree to immediately notify GMX of any unauthorized uses of the account or any other breaches of security. GMX cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation. You acknowledge and agree that under no circumstances will GMX be liable, in any way, for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions. The GMX Services are subject to the following conditions and restrictions:

    2.1. Email Services

    2.1.1. GMX shall provide to you a non-transferable, revocable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive and limited license to use the amount of server space allocated to Your Services for your non-exclusive use for the exclusive purpose of storing Your Data and disseminating said data via the Internet through the use of GMX's Equipment for purposes consistent with this Agreement.

    2.1.2. GMX, either directly or through its assignee or licensee, shall provide a moderated bulletin board on which you may post questions relating to Your Services. GMX is not obligated to provide any customer service or technical support except as specified in this Section 2, and cannot guarantee that your questions will be answered in a timely fashion or otherwise. Notwithstanding the foregoing, GMX at its sole discretion may at any time alter or cease providing the moderated bulletin board provided pursuant to this Agreement without any liability to GMX.

    2.1.3. All use of the GMX Services shall be subject to all terms and conditions set forth herein. You may not attempt to expand or alter these rights or GMX's services by entering into multiple agreements.

    2.1.4. Your use of the GMX Services, including but not limited to email traffic, and combined mailbox use and file storage per account shall not exceed that specified for Your Services. You are responsible for monitoring your use of the GMX Services, and agree to check your email and download or delete your email on a regular basis in order to ensure compliance with this paragraph. Should your use of the GMX Services exceed the limits specified for Your Services GMX may return or reject any and all emails sent to you to the originating sender and delete or deny access to the storage space for Your Data without liability to you. You agree that GMX may terminate your Account without notice or liability to you for usage in excess of permitted amounts.

    2.1.5. GMX reserves the right to alter, amend, or discontinue the provision of some or all of the GMX Services, including but not limited to the provision of certain GMX Services to International Customers in a particular market, at any time in GMX's sole discretion.

    2.1.6. You are responsible for backing up Your Data on your own computer. GMX does not warrant or otherwise guarantee that it will back up Your Data or that data which has been backed up can be retrieved, and will not be responsible for any archiving or backup of Your Data. If any of Your Data is damaged, deleted, lost or corrupted in any way, or becomes otherwise unavailable due to termination or suspension of your account pursuant to this Agreement, GMX will have no obligation or liability to you.

    2.1.7. You represent and warrant that your email address does not infringe the copyright, trademark, or any other intellectual property rights of any person or company and that your email address is otherwise in compliance with the terms of this agreement, in particular the provisions of Section 7. GMX may suspend performance under or terminate this Agreement, cease transmission of emails or data associated with your account, permanently remove Your Data from the GMX Equipment, revoke any and all email addresses assigned to you, and take any other actions it deems necessary, in its sole discretion, immediately and without notice, to comply with the provisions of Section 7, relevant Laws, or for any reason whatsoever, in its sole discretion. GMX assumes no liability in the event a particular email address is unavailable or otherwise not assigned to you, and does not warrant or guarantee that assigned email addresses do not infringe the rights of third parties, or that you will retain the rights to that email address for any period of time. You waive any and all clams you may have, now and forever, against GMX relating to the registration and use of your email address and agree to indemnify and hold harmless GMX from and against any such claims.

    2.2. Software

    2.2.1. GMX may, in its sole discretion, provide you with GMX Software in combination with Your Services. Upon payment of all fees due and owing to GMX under this Agreement, GMX hereby grants, and you hereby accept, a nontransferable, revocable, non-sublicensable, and non-exclusive license to use the GMX Software and all related documentation for your own personal or business use during the term of this Agreement. Any rights not expressly granted herein shall be reserved for GMX. Source code or other information pertaining to the logic design of the GMX Software is specifically excluded from the license granted hereunder.

    2.2.2. Although the GMX Software is generally provided free of charge, GMX reserves the right to charge for the GMX Software or any upgrades therefor at any time.

    2.2.3. You recognize that the GMX Software and all related information, including but not limited to any and all updates, improvements, modifications, enhancements, and information related to installation of the GMX Software at your home or office, are proprietary, and that all rights thereto, including copyright, are owned by GMX or, if sublicensed by GMX, by the respective owners of the Software. You further acknowledge that you have been advised that the GMX Software, including updates, improvements, modifications, enhancements, and information related to installation, constitutes a trade secret of GMX, is protected by civil and criminal law, and by the law of copyright, is valuable and confidential to GMX, and that its use and disclosure must be carefully and continuously controlled.

    2.2.4. GMX or, if sublicensed by GMX, the respective owners of the GMX Software shall at all times retain title to all the GMX Software and all related information, including all updates, improvements, modifications and enhancements, furnished to you hereunder.

    2.2.5. Unless provided otherwise in the specifications for Your Services, the GMX Software supplied hereunder is for the your personal or business use. You shall not permit any third party to use the GMX Software or allow access to the GMX Software from sites outside of your home or business premises except as specifically authorized in writing by GMX. The GMX Software is to be used only for the purposes specified in this Agreement and specifically as restricted in the following three subparagraphs of this Section 2.

    2.2.5.1 While this Agreement is in effect, or while you have custody or possession of any of the Software, you will not: (i) reproduce, copy or publicly display, or permit anyone else to reproduce, copy or publicly display, any of the GMX Software, whether such GMX Software is in written, magnetic or any other form, except pursuant to reasonable backup procedures, or for Your use pursuant to this Agreement, nor; (ii) provide or make the GMX Software available to any person or entity other than your employees or agents who have a need to know consistent with your use thereof under this Agreement, nor; (iii) create or attempt to create, or permit others to create or attempt to create, by disassembling, reverse engineering or otherwise, the source programs or any part thereof from the object program or from other information (whether oral, written, tangible or intangible) made available to you under this Agreement, nor; (iv) copy for your own use or the use of others operator manuals, system reference guides, training materials and other user-oriented materials without the prior written consent of GMX. In order to protect GMX's trade secrets and copyrights in the GMX Software, you agree to reproduce and incorporate GMX's trade secrets or copyright notice in any copies, modifications or partial copies.

    2.2.5.2 You agree to notify GMX forthwith if you obtain information as to any unauthorized possession, use or disclosure of any GMX Software by any person or entity, and further agree to cooperate with GMX at GMX's expense, in protecting GMX's proprietary rights.

    2.2.5.3 Unless agreed otherwise in writing by GMX, the GMX Software may be used only on a single computer or workstation. GMX software designed for use on portable workstations may be installed on both a portable and a stationary computer but may not be used on both simultaneously. You may not install the GMX Software on a network except to facilitate permissible installation of the GMX Software on computers attached to the network. You warrant and guarantee that all users of the Software shall be aware of and comply with the terms of this license.

    2.2.6. Certain GMX Software is provided for online use as part of the GMX Services (the "GMX Online Software"). The GMX Online Software is hosted software which runs directly on GMX's servers, and you may not download, install, store or make any copies of the GMX Online Software, nor may you sublicense the GMX Online Software. You agree not in any way to translate, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, modify, reproduce, rent, lease, lend, license, distribute, market or otherwise dispose of any portion of the GMX Online Software or any copies thereof and not to assist any third party in doing so. The GMX Online Software is designed to be used through the GMX user interface and, as such, may be utilized by any authorized user from any computer or workstation. This license is automatically revoked upon termination of this Agreement. GMX reserves the right to modify or discontinue the GMX Online Software at any time without notice.

    2.2.7. GMX may provide its customers with the ability to download certain third-party software (the "Third Party Software"). The license conditions governing the use of the Third Party Software may differ from GMX's own software licenses. Customers of GMX are bound by the conditions of all licenses pertaining to such Third Party Software and should make themselves familiar with their terms and conditions. THE PROVISION AND OFFERING OF SUCH THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE BY GMX DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF THE THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE, NOR CAN GMX MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE USE AND FUNCTIONALITY OF SUCH THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE.

    2.2.8. In the event of termination of this Agreement, or upon any act which shall give rise to GMX's right to terminate, or upon the expiration of the license for GMX Software which is subject to a limited-duration license, any and all licenses granted under this Section 2.2 shall terminate automatically, and you will remove, erase or destroy the GMX Software and documentation and all copies thereof, wherever located, without demand or notice.

    2.2.9. GMX may stop providing the Software or any updates thereto, including but not limited to the Third-Party Software, at any time without notice or any further liability to You.

    2.2.10. Certain Software (including Third-Party Software) may not be available to International Customers.
  • 3. INTENTIONALLY OMITTED

  • 4. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED AGREEMENT TO DISSEMINATE MATERIALS WHICH ARE INCONSISTENT WITH YOUR WARRANTIES

    Receipt by GMX of data for storage and/or transmission via GMX's Equipment which are inconsistent with your warranties set forth in Section 7 herein shall not constitute an agreement by GMX to allow the GMX Services or the GMX Equipment to be used to disseminate such information or data in whole or in part, by any means, or if once disseminated via the use of GMX's Services or Equipment, to continue to disseminate such data.
  • 5. NO WARRANTIES BY GMX

    THE GMX SERVICES AND GMX SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF THE GMX SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. GMX DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE GMX SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, NOR DOES GMX MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO ANY RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED BY USE OF THE GMXSERVICES. NO WARRANTY IS MADE BY GMX REGARDING ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, AND GMX HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION: (1) ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE AVAILABILITY, QUALITY, QUANTITY, OR CONTENT OF SERVICES OR GOODS PROVIDED TO YOU HEREUNDER; AND (2) ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. GMX DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIAL ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE GMX SERVICES WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES, "WORMS", "TROJAN HORSES", OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
  • 6. GMX'S LIMITED LIABILITY

    YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY HEREUNDER SHALL BE FOR YOU TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT. IN NO CASE SHALL GMX, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR CONTRACTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO THE GMX SERVICES. SOME COUNTRIES, STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. IN SUCH COUNTRIES, STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, GMX'S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN ANY SEPARATE SOFTWARE LICENSE OR IN THIS AGREEMENT, GMX DOES NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE ANY THIRD-PARTY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERED OR OTHERWISE ACCESSED USING THE GMX SERVICES, AND GMX WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY THIRD PARTIES. YOU HEREBY RELEASE GMX FROM ANY AND ALL OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITY AND CLAIMS IN EXCESS OF THESE LIABILITY LIMITATIONS. THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF GMX FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY IN TORT, OR ANY OTHER CLAIM RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE TOTAL SERVICE FEES PAID BY YOU TO GMX IN THE SIX MONTHS PRECEDING SUCH ALLEGED BREACH, IF ANY.
  • 7. YOUR ADDITIONAL OBLIGATIONS AND WARRANTIES

    7.1 You acknowledge that only you may use your account and you agree and warrant that you shall not permit anyone else to use your account or authorize any third party to access your account on your behalf. You are responsible for all activity that takes place with respect to your account.

    7.2. You agree and warrant that your use of the GMX Services and GMX's Equipment, and all sales and distributions, by any and all means, of any type(s) of Content including, but not limited to, executable files (such as .EXE), digitized audio/visual files (such as MP3), or copies of copyrighted works (such as .ZIP); goods, including, but not limited to, videotapes and CD-ROM products, and any type of services by you, which are advertised and/or promoted by, or are in any other way directly or indirectly associated with your use of the GMX Services or GMX Equipment, shall at all times comply with all applicable Laws.

    7.3. You agree and warrant that you will neither store on nor allow to be transmitted by GMX's Equipment any data or other matter which constitutes, contains, or links to child pornography or which involves depictions of sexuality by an age-inappropriate-looking performer (i.e. someone who looks younger than eighteen years of age, regardless of their actual age) or by a performer who is portrayed or made to appear as a person under the age of eighteen years of age by virtue of the advertising, script, make-up, demeanor, costuming, setting, etc., or which could otherwise result from or cause harm to minors.

    7.4. You agree and warrant that all data, visual materials, advertising and other matter you store on or allow to be transmitted by GMX's Equipment shall be solely for business, entertainment and/or educational purposes and that you shall assume the sole responsibility and duty to ensure that all such data, visual materials, advertising and other matter shall be transmitted exclusively to consenting adults and only to places in which such materials comply with contemporary community standards.

    7.5. You agree and warrant that all data, visual materials, advertising and other matter you store on or allow to be transmitted by GMX's Equipment shall not violate any Laws concerning obscenity and shall not contain or link to any pornography, or depictions of bestiality, incest, rape, sexual assault, actual physical violence, torture or disfigurement, or other content deemed objectionable by GMX, in its sole discretion.

    7.6. You agree and warrant that you shall not damage, disable, overburden, or impair the GMX Services or interfere with anyone else’s use or enjoyment of the GMX Services.

    7.7. You agree and warrant that you will not use the GMX Services to transmit messages which display, contain or link to any harmful matter or indecent materials or communications which are available to, or accessible by, minors, or display or contain any material that consists of child pornography or which could otherwise result in harm to minors.

    7.8. You agree that in the event that GMX is informed by any party that You are using the GMX Services to transmit messages which infringe the copyright of any party, or violate the right of publicity or privacy of any party, or consist of any other claim or violation of intellectual property rights of any kind, then GMX may, without prior notice to you and in GMX's sole and exclusive discretion, suspend the provision of the GMX Services and/or terminate this Agreement, without any liability of any kind to GMX from either you or any third party. As more completely set forth in Sections 5, 6 and 9, you waive any and all claims you may have, now and forever, against GMX relating to any action taken in response to the claim that you have infringed the intellectual property rights of a third party, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless GMX from and against any such claims.

    7.9. You affirmatively represent, agree and warrant that you have and at all times shall have all necessary intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, all copyrights, trademark and service mark rights and rights of publicity, both in the United States and throughout the world, to reproduce and disseminate, via the Internet, all data which you store or otherwise promote, advertise, disseminate and/or distribute to anyone by your direct or indirect use of the GMX Services or GMX's Equipment.

    7.10. You agree and warrant that no data or other matter you store on or allow to be transmitted by GMX's Equipment shall constitute or contain or link to material which is libelous, slanderous, defamatory, or which will violate or infringe upon or will otherwise give rise to any adverse claim with respect to any common law or other right of any person or other entity, including, without limitation, privacy rights and all other personal and proprietary rights.

    7.11. You agree and warrant that no data or other matter you store on or allow to be transmitted by GMX's Equipment shall contain or link to any material which is harmful, violent, threatening, abusive or hateful.

    7.12. You agree and warrant that any and all material(s) of every kind which you store or transmit using GMX's Services or Equipment shall at all times be free from any and all damaging software defects, including, but not limited to, software "viruses", "worms", "Trojan Horses," and other source code anomalies, which may cause software or hardware disruption or failure, reduced computer operating speed, or compromise any security system. You agree that you will not attempt to access the GMX Equipment or web site or another person's web site without authorization, or use the GMX Services to carry out, or assist in the carrying out of, any "denial of service" attacks on any other website or internet service.

    7.13. You agree and warrant that you shall not use any form of mass unsolicited electronic mail solicitations, news group postings, IRC posting or any other form of "spamming," "phishing," or "mail bombing," and GMX reserves the right to block mail from any source, including outgoing mail from your Account, which GMX believes, in its sole discretion, is being used to send such unsolicited email. While GMX continues to actively review and implement new technology to ensure that its customers neither send nor receive unsolicited email, there is no currently available technology that will totally prevent the sending and receiving of unsolicited email.

    7.14. You agree and warrant that you shall not engage in any false, deceptive or fraudulent activities in association with your use of the GMX Services or GMX's Equipment.

    7.15. You agree and warrant that you shall not resell or redistribute the GMX Services or any part thereof, or use any unauthorized means to modify or reroute the GMX Services (or to attempt same).

    7.16. You agree and warrant that all applicable taxes have been paid or will be paid in full by you when due regarding all businesses and employees associated with your use of the GMX Services and that no taxing authorities shall have any claim against GMX or any persons affiliated therewith for the payment of such taxes.

    7.17. You represent and warrant that you are over thirteen years of age and are fully competent to enter into this Agreement.

    7.18. You agree to comply with all Laws rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content.

    7.19. You represent and warrant that you are not a national or resident of Burma/Myanmar, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Serbia, Sudan, and Syria or any other country subject to U.S. Treasury Department embargo restrictions, and that you are not listed in the "Entity List" or "Denied Persons List" maintained by the US Department of Commerce or the list of "Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons" maintained by the US Department of Treasury. You further acknowledge that you are not a national or resident of a country whose name is otherwise omitted from the registration form for GMX Services. Residents of countries which are serviced by a GMX affiliate are required to contract with those GMX affiliates, and you represent and warrant that you are not a resident of one of those countries.

    7.20. You agree to abide by United States and other applicable export control laws and not to transfer or permit the transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, any content or software subject to restrictions under such laws to a destination prohibited under such laws, without first obtaining, and then complying with, any requisite government authorization. You further agree not to upload to your GMX account any data or software that cannot be exported without prior written government authorization, including, but not limited to, certain types of encryption software.

    7.21. You agree not to use your Account for the storage of files other than in the course of normal email usage or as provided otherwise in the specifications for Your Services.

    7.22 With respect to any advertising content you may transmit through the Services, you agree and warrant that all such advertising content shall comply with all Laws, and shall not result in consumer fraud, product liability, or damage of any kind to any third party.
  • 8. CONFIDENTIALITY, TRADEMARK, AND COPYRIGHT

    8.1 GMX is a service mark of GMX, all rights reserved. The trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on this web site (collectively, the "Marks") belong GMX and/or its affiliates or third parties which have licensed those rights to GMX ("Partners"); GMX and Partners retain all rights to the Marks and nothing in this Agreement grants you or anyone else any right whatsoever to the use of the Marks. You may not use, reproduce, or display any Marks without their owner's prior written consent. All other trademarks, product names, and company names and logos appearing on GMX's web site are the property of their respective owners.

    8.2 Unless expressly stated otherwise on the GMX web site, you should assume that all content, images, and materials appearing on this web site (collectively the "GMX Content") are the sole property of GMX. Both U.S. and international copyright laws and treaties protect such GMX Content. You may not use, reproduce, display, or sell any GMX Content without GMX's prior written consent. You may not link to any page within GMX's web site or frame any portion of the site without GMX's prior written consent.
  • 9. YOUR INDEMNIFICATION OF GMX

    You agree that you shall fully defend and indemnify GMX, including its officers, directors, owners, managing agents, attorneys, shareholders, related entities, heirs, and assigns, from any and all claims, demands, actions, suits, losses, liabilities, damages, injuries, fines penalties, costs and expenses, attorneys' fees, arbitration fees, mediation fees, expert expenses, and all other consequences of every kind, directly or indirectly resulting from any and all failure(s) of you or your agent(s) to fully comply with all duties, obligations and other provisions set forth in this Agreement, including, but not limited to, your warranties set forth in Section 7 or your violation of a third party's intellectual property rights. You further agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless GMX, including its officers, directors, owners, managing agents, attorneys, shareholders, related entities, heirs, and assigns, from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, suits, loses, liabilities, damages, injuries, fines, penalties, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of any property damage or recoverable economic loss incurred by a third party, to the extent such damage or loss is caused by any act or omission of you or your agents in connection with the performance of this Agreement. You agree that GMX shall have the right to participate in the defense of any such claim through counsel of its own choosing at your expense.
  • 10. NO JOINT VENTURE OR PARTNERSHIP

    Nothing in this Agreement is intended by the Parties to create or constitute an agency, joint or collaborative venture, or partnership of any kind between GMX and you, nor shall anything in this Agreement be construed as constituting or creating any such agency, joint or collaborative venture, or partnership between GMX and you. GMX shall have no control or ownership interests of any kind in your business. GMX shall have no direct financial or other interest in, nor in any way "own" any online venture pertaining to your use of the GMX Services or GMX's Equipment. GMX's relationship to you shall be restricted to matters pertaining to the provision of the GMX Services as set forth in this agreement.
  • 11. SERVICES RENDERED ON A NON-EXCLUSIVE BASIS

    Any and all services which are or may be provided to you by GMX pursuant to this Agreement, including the licensure of rights herein, are not exclusive and nothing in this Agreement shall limit or restrict GMX from providing similar services and granting similar licenses to third parties regardless of whether such third parties are competitors of you. Nothing in this Agreement shall limit or restrict GMX from engaging in any activities similar to yours or in competition with you.
  • 12. NO EDITORIAL CONTROL BY GMX

    GMX and you agree that, consistent with the strict policy of GMX, and in reliance on your express warranties regarding the substantive content of data, advertisements, communications, messages and other materials which you shall store and/or otherwise disseminate via the use of GMX's Services or Equipment, GMX shall neither have nor exert any editorial or other subjective control over the substantive content of such data, advertisements, communications, message or other materials. GMX exercises no control over information which is found on the internet, except for its own web site, and cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, correctness, or legality of such information. You are solely responsible for verifying the accuracy and suitability of information and services you obtain from third parties via the internet.
  • 13. TERM AND TERMINATION

    13.1. Unless sooner terminated pursuant to other terms of this Agreement, and except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, this Agreement shall be for an initial term of one month and shall be automatically renewed each month for additional one month periods unless and until sooner terminated pursuant to the provisions of this Section 13.

    13.2. You or GMX may terminate this Agreement at any time for any reason, with or without cause. You may terminate by (i) notifying GMX via email, which notification shall be effective upon receipt by GMX, or by certified mail to the address listed herein and (b) closing your accounts for all of Your Services via GMX’s user interface, where GMX has made this option available to you. GMX may suspend performance under or terminate this Agreement and cease transmission of data associated with your Account immediately and without notice and without further liability to you if GMX, in its sole discretion, deems that you have breached any part of this Agreement, including, without limitation, any warranty or obligation set forth in Section 7.

    13.3. You agree that in the event that GMX determines, in its sole discretion, that you have not logged in for more than six months, GMX may without any liability to you, and in addition to any other remedies, erase such materials from GMX's Equipment without prior notice to you.

    13.4. You further agree that in the event that GMX believes, in its sole discretion, that you have breached any provision(s) of Section 7 of this Agreement, or any of its subparts, GMX may without any liability to you, and in addition to any other remedies, erase such materials from GMX's Equipment without prior notice to you.

    13.5. After termination, you will no longer have access to your account and all information or content, including but not limited to emails or other data files associated with your Account may be deleted. GMX accepts no liability for such deleted information or content. GMX may, in its sole discretion, make such information or content available to you to the extent it has not been deleted.
  • 14. PRIVACY

    14.1. It is GMX's policy to respect your privacy. GMX will not monitor, edit, or disclose any personal information about you or your account, including its contents, without your prior consent unless GMX deems it necessary, in its sole discretion, to:

    14.1.1. comply with legal process or other legal requirements, including but not limited to responding to subpoenas or other requests for information from law enforcement officials;

    14.1.2. protect and defend the rights or property of GMX or its officers, agents, affiliates, and licensees;

    14.1.3. enforce this Agreement; or

    14.1.4. protect the interests of other GMX customers.

    14.2. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT TO THE CONTRARY, GMX RESERVES THE RIGHT (SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LOCAL LAW), IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION OR MONITOR YOUR ACCOUNT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE USE OF A USER'S ACCOUNT, FOR THE PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATING VIOLATIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT OR TO ASSIST WITH CRIMINAL OR CIVIL INVESTIGATIONS.

    14.3. Your IP address is transmitted and recorded with each message you send using the GMX Services. GMX may provide certain information in aggregate form collected from and relating to you to third persons such as advertisers. For a more detailed description of the types and uses of personal information collected from you, please read the GMX Privacy Policy.

    14.4. Your personal information, including information regarding nonpayment or other misuse of the GMX Services, may be transferred to other affiliated entities, whether in the United States or elsewhere. If you do not consent to this transfer, do not accept the terms and conditions for the GMX services.

    14.5. INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT GMX MAY DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THEM AND THEIR ACCOUNT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, AND WAIVE ANY RIGHTS TO PRIVACY OR PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA RELATING TO SUCH INFORMATION TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LAW.
  • 15. SEVERABILITY

    In case any one or more of the provisions contained in this Agreement shall for any reason be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision hereof, and this Agreement shall be construed as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision(s) had never been included. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision(s) of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.
  • 16. NON-ENFORCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE WAIVER

    Failure of GMX at any time to enforce any of the specific provisions of this Agreement shall not preclude any other or further enforcement of such provision(s) or the exercise of any other right hereunder. No waiver of a breach of this Agreement shall be valid unless made in writing and signed by duly authorized representative of GMX.
  • 17. NOTICES

    17.1. GMX may provide notice to you via email sent to the email address associated with your Account. Such notice is deemed effective upon the date of transmission, whether you receive it or not, and shall be deemed written notice for the purposes of this Agreement.

    17.2. You may provide notice to GMX in one of the following ways:

    17.2.1. by personal delivery;

    17.2.2. by addressing the notice as indicated above and depositing the same by registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, in the United States mail;

    17.2.3. by Federal Express;

    17.2.4. by facsimile transmission; or

    17.2.5. by email and registered or certified mail.

    17.3. Such notice, statement or other document so delivered to GMX, except as this Agreement expressly provides otherwise, shall be conclusively deemed to have been given when first personally delivered, on the date of delivery or on the first date of receipt. Notice by email to GMX shall be deemed ineffective, null and void unless a copy of such notice is also sent by registered or certified mail, and postmarked not more than five days subsequent to the giving of email notice. Any such email notice to GMX shall be deemed effective as of the date on which GMX receives the certified or registered mail notice.
  • 18. FORCE MAJEURE

    18.1. In the event of "force majeure" (as defined below), GMX may terminate this Agreement without liability to you. For purposes of the Agreement, "force majeure" shall mean circumstances or occurrences beyond GMX's reasonable control, whether or not foreseeable at the time of entering into the Agreement, in consequence of which GMX cannot reasonably be required to perform its obligations hereunder or otherwise perform its obligations under the Agreement. Such circumstances or occurrences include, but are not limited to: acts of God, war, civil war, insurrection, fires, floods, labor disputes, epidemics, governmental regulations and/or similar acts, embargoes, termination or temporary unavailability of any computer hardware or software, server, or network on which the GMX Services are located or maintained or through which the GMX Services are provided, and nonavailability of any permits, licenses and/or authorizations required by governmental authority.

    18.2. GMX reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the GMX Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice, including the right to cease all business operations in the United States or elsewhere. You agree that GMX shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the GMX Services.
  • 19. NO ASSIGNMENT BY YOU; ASSIGNMENT BY GMX

    This Agreement and the rights pertaining hereto may not be assigned, resold, or otherwise transferred in whole or in part by you without GMX's prior written consent. In particular, you may not sell accounts or subaccounts to third parties. Notwithstanding the above, this Agreement shall be binding upon your successors and assigns, if any. GMX may assign or license any or all of its rights and/or obligations hereunder in its free, sole, and unfettered discretion.
  • 20. JURISDICTION, VENUE, AND WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL

    20.1. YOU AGREE TO NEGOTIATE WITH GMX IN GOOD FAITH TO RESOLVE OR SETTLE ANY CLAIM OR DISPUTE IN ANY WAY RELATING TO OR CONCERNING THIS AGREEMENT.

    20.2. ANY AND ALL DISPUTES WHICH ARE NOT FIRST RESOLVED INFORMALLY MUST BE BROUGHT IN EITHER THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA OR THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COURTS SHALL HAVE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OVER ANY LEGAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT. You consent to personal jurisdiction and venue in such courts and you waive any challenge which you have or which may hereafter arise to personal jurisdiction or venue in such courts. You further agree that GMX shall be entitled to collect its attorneys' fees, costs and other expenses in the event that GMX acts to enforce this forum selection clause, regardless of whether GMX prevails in the underlying action.

    20.3. In addition to the foregoing, YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT AS A PART OF THE CONSIDERATION FOR THIS AGREEMENT, YOU WAIVE THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY FOR ANY DISPUTE ARISING BETWEEN YOU AND GMX THAT IS IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT, and that such waiver shall be enforceable up to and including the day that trial is to start. Should any legal fees, costs, or other expenses be incurred by GMX with regard to enforcement of this jury waiver provision, GMX shall be entitled to recover such legal fees, costs, or other expenses without regard to whether GMX prevails in the underlying case.

    20.4. Neither you nor GMX may be a representative of other potential claimants or a class of potential claimants in any dispute concerning or relating to this Agreement, nor may two or more individuals' disputes be consolidated or otherwise determined in one proceeding. YOU AND GMX ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS SECTION 21.4 WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO PARTICIPATION AS A PLAINTIFF OR AS A CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS ACTION

    20.5. This Agreement shall be interpreted according to the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States of America, and, where applicable, the federal law of the United States of America, without regard to conflicts of law principles.
  • 21. SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS

    This agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Parties' respective heirs, personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and assigns.
  • 22. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

    This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes and cancels all other prior agreements, discussion, or representations, whether written or oral. No officer, employee or representative of GMX has any authority to make any representation or promise in connection with this Agreement or the subject matter thereof which is not contained expressly in this Agreement, and you hereby acknowledge and agree that you have not executed this Agreement in reliance upon any such representation or promise.
  • 23. MODIFICATION

    23.1. This Agreement may be materially altered by GMX by posting the new version of the Agreement at www.gmx.com and if posted in this manner, shall be effective immediately upon posting such notice. You accept and shall be bound by such changed terms unless you opt to terminate the Agreement within thirty days of the posting of notice of such change.

    23.2. You may not modify this Agreement, in whole or in part, and any such modification or attempt to modify shall not be enforceable unless reduced to writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of GMX. No additional or conflicting term in any other document used by you will have any legal effect.
  • 24. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

    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 this Agreement must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
  • SUBPOENA POLICY

    Civil Subpoenas

    GMX's terms and conditions prohibit the disclosure of customer information without the customer's express written consent except as required to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, subpoena or other legal process properly served on GMX or as otherwise permitted by GMX’s General Terms and Conditions, in GMX’s sole discretion. GMX reserves the right to request additional information, including but not limited to a copy of complaints or other pleadings, in order to verify that the GMX customer information is relevant to the records requested.

    GMX reserves the right to notify its customer prior to responding to a civil subpoena, and to delay compliance for up to ten days in order to allow its customer to move to quash the subpoena, except in an emergency or where otherwise required by law. GMX will comply with civil subpoenas only upon payment of its expenses, as follows:

    • Research: $75.00/hr
    • Copies: $0.25/page
    • Other costs: as billed
    • Compact Disks $10.00/CD

    Criminal Subpoenas

    With respect to subpoenas issued by law enforcement or other government agencies, GMX does its best to cooperate with ongoing investigations, however, GMX can provide only such information as required or permitted by law and its privacy policy. Pursuant to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 USC 2701 et, seq., GMX is prohibited from providing the contents of most emails or other electronic communications except under very limited circumstances, even in response to a valid subpoena or court order.

    Contact Information

    GMX is headquartered in Chesterbrook, PA. Correspondence sent by mail, courier, or personal service should be to the following address:

    GMX Internet Services, Inc. c/o Legal Compliance
    701 Lee Road, Suite 300
    Chesterbrook, PA 19087

    GMX may, in its sole discretion or as otherwise required by law, accept service by facsimile or email. As a general rule, GMX will not accept service of civil subpoenas by facsimile or email. In the appropriate cases, GMX will produce information in response to criminal subpoenas in response to faxed or e-mailed subpoenas. Use the contact information below for correspondence sent by facsimile or email.

    Facsimile : 610-560-1501, Attn: Legal Compliance
    Email: legalnotice@gmx.com
  • Reporting Copyright and Trademark Infringement

    Copyright

    1&1 Mail & Media Inc. (“GMX”) respects the intellectual property of others. If you think GMX or one of its customers is violating your copyrights, please send proper notice to GMX as contemplated by the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Such notices should be sent to the following:

    1&1 Mail & Media Inc.
    c/o Designated Agent, DMCA
    701 Lee Road, Suite 300
    Chesterbrook, PA 19087

    Facsimile : 610-560-1501, Attn: Legal compliance
    Email: legalnotice@gmx.com

    Pursuant to the DMCA, notices of copyright infringement must contain the following elements:

    1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
    2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that location;
    3. subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
    4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
    5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
    6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

    GMX may require that non-compliant DMCA notices be resubmitted with the complete information listed above.

    If you are a GMX customer and have received a DMCA notice, you may send counter-notice to GMX to the above-listed address and contact information. Such counter-notice must contain the following information:

    1. Your electronic signature;
    2. Identification of the material that was removed in response to the notice or to which access was disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
    3. A statement under penalty of perjury that the you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
    4. Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and that you will accept service of process from the Complaining Party or an agent of such Party.

    Upon receipt of a proper counter notification, GMX will promptly provide the complaining party with a copy of the counter-notice, and inform that party that GMX may replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in ten business days. GMX may replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it in not less than ten, and not more than fourteen business days following receipt of the counter notice unless GMX receives notice that the complaining party has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the GMX customer from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on GMX's system. Counter notifications which do not contain all of the information outlined above may not be sufficient to permit GMX to restore access to the customer’s files. GMX may, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate customer accounts which it believes infringe the rights of third parties, but is under no legal obligation to do so.

    Trademark

    Notice of trademark violations on a servers operated by GMX should be sent to Legal Compliance using the contact information listed above. Please provide the following information for any trademark claims:

    1. The trademark or service mark which has allegedly been infringed along with the date of first use and the products or services associated with the mark;
    2. The mark which you claim is infringing your mark along with a precise location or other information as to the specific file server which is believed to infringe your mark and the products or services associated with that mark; and
    3. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is the owner of the mark or is otherwise authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the mark that is allegedly infringed, and that the use of the mark is not defensible.

    GMX will investigate and forward credible claims of trademark infringement to its customer. GMX may, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate customer accounts which it believes infringe the rights of third parties, but is under no legal obligation to do so.
THE DMCA DOES NOT APPLY TO TRADEMARK DISPUTES.
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