L.A. Free-Net Community Computer System

User Agreement and Disclaimer

In exchange for the use of the LA Free-Net Community Computer System, I understand and agree to the following:
  1. That the use of the Free-Net is a privilege which may be revoked by the administration of the system at any time for abusive conduct. Such conduct would include, but not be limited to, the placing of unlawful information on the system and the use of obscene, abusive, or otherwise objectionable language in either public or, upon registration of complaint, private messages. The staff of the LA Free-Net will be the sole arbiter of what constitutes obscene, abusive, or objectionable language.

  2. That the LA Free-Net reserves the right to review any material stored in files to which all users have access and will edit or remove any material which the LA Free-Net staff, in its sole discretion, believes may be unlawful, obscene, abusive, or otherwise objectionable.

  3. That all information, services and features contained on the LA Free-Net are intended for the private use of its users.

    1. No product or service advertising may be transmitted to LA Free-Net users or others except to those areas established for the sale of products and services.

    2. Deliberate forging another's user ID or entering fictitious information about your account are cause for immediate cancellation of an account.

    3. Any activity resulting in excessive use of the facilities of the LA Free-Net, such as excessive incoming or outgoing email, must cease immediately upon email notification from LAFN operations or the Executive Director. In case such activity seriously hinders the operations of LAFN, the operations staff may suspend the offending application without prior notice to the user responsible for the application. The determination of excessive use or use seriously hindering the operations of LAFN shall be made at the sole discretion of the the Steering Committee or its designates.

    4. Using an individual account for high volume or commercial use (e.g., revenue generation, advertising, etc.) is prohibited. Regular dial-in users agree not to use any automatic method to avoid inactivity disconnect or to automatically redial to maintain a connection unless actively using it. Users agree not to provide any public information services over a dial-up connection.

    5. Violating copyright is against the law and subjects the user to cancellation of account. Copyright infringements should be reported to the LA Free-Net Operations (ops@lafn.org).

  4. That all information contained on the LA Free-Net is placed there for general informational and entertainment purposes and is, in no way, intended to refer to, or be applicable to, any specific person, case, or situation.

  5. I consent to receive periodic bulletins, e-mails, and renewal notices from LAFN.

  6. That the LA Free-Net does not warrant that the functions of the system will meet any specific requirements you may have, or that it will be error free or uninterrupted; nor shall it be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental, or consequential damages (including lost data, information, or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use, operation, or inability to use the system.

  7. To abide by such rules and regulations of system usage as may be promulgated from time to time by the administrators of the Free-Net.

  8. In consideration for the privilege of using the LA Free-Net and in consideration for having access to the information contained on it, I hereby release the LA Free-Net, its operators, and any institutions with which they are affiliated from any and all claims of any nature arising from my use, or inability to use, the Free-Net.

DSL Terms and Conditions

  1. All LAFN accounts are subject to the LAFN User Agreement. Use of LAFN service indicates acceptance of these terms. By ordering DSL service, you also agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

  2. LAFN reserves the right to pass on from time to time to its DSL users any price increases it incurs in providing its DSL service.

  3. For Introductory Rate DSL, there is a one year committment. Any termination prior to the completion of the year will not result in any refund. At the end of the introductory year, the DSL rates will go up.

  4. For Flat Rate DSL, there is no minimum term for LAFN DSL. Service is on a month-to-month basis. You can terminate at any time without any penalty. Account terminations will be prorated to the termination month.

  5. There is no grace period on DSL service. Failure to renew by the expiration date will result in termination of DSL service on that date. Any applicable taxes, telecommunications surcharges or other governmental charges are the customer's sole responsibility. Customer must maintain AT&T telephone service in continuous working order in order to maintain DSL circuit. Any action taken by the customer resulting in telephone service being disconnected or moved will result in loss of DSL service. Customer remains bound by the one-year term in all such cases, and early termination fees still apply. You must be over 18 years of age to order DSL service.

  6. If, for reasons beyond the control of the customer, LAFN is unable to provide a DSL circuit, we will accept returned equipment in new condition.

  7. If a user's DSL modem purchased through LAFN becomes defective within the warranty period, the user shall inform LAFN. LAFN will provide an RMA (Returned Materials Authorization) number and a shipping address. The user will ship the defective unit to the address provided, and the user will be reimbursed for the shipping charges upon submission of the shipping receipt.

  8. Actual data transfer rates may vary as measured between NIC at customer's location and the DSL-equipped Central Office or Remote Terminal, dependent upon several factors including line quality and loop length. Minimum service speeds are subject to 10%-20% protocol overhead. Actual transfer rates above 80% of the listed minimum transfer rate will be considered acceptable. LAFN makes no guarantees regarding the availability of DSL until service is established.

  9. LAFN makes no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, for the service it is providing. LAFN will not be held responsible for any damage you suffer from use of an account or service provided by LAFN, unless otherwise agreed to in writing. This includes, but is not limited to, equipment damage, failure or loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, or service interruptions caused by the company's negligence or your negligence or misuse.

  10. LAFN will not be responsible for outages that it is not notified about by the customer. Customer must be available for troubleshooting and connection setup. Customer has sole responsibility for any local network infrastructure at the installation premises.

  11. Circuit will be assigned a single IP dynamically via DHCP. No special software is typically required.