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Elysium Gates Inc. provides the general Internet public a place to build
and maintain a quality site. A quality site is informative or educational,
personal or business, creative or themed. We nurture quality sites with
responsible content, providing for fellowship among users, promoting a
sense of unity and belonging, and fostering a spirit of camaraderie and
community between both its members and its staff.
Membership in Elysium Gates is subject to approval by the staff.
You must have at least a concept of a web site (subject and general
outline) before you can be considered for membership. Our staff is
here to assist you if you need help in learning how to build a page or
use our tools.
Pages submitted for membership will be reviewed for content by the
server staff. If you are new to the world wide web and need assistance
you in getting your site ready for the public. You have but to ask. If
you want to have a site on the Internet but lack the time to do it
yourself, we have web designers who can build it for you. Contact Mt.
Olympus if you desire this kind of service and to discuss cost.
U.S. residents under 18 must provide written consent and
acknowledgement from their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of these
terms prior to membership being considered. This site and all those
that are members must be COPPA compliant. U.S. minors who provide
false information regarding their age and are accepted for membership
under such information will have their membership revoked and their
site immediately removed from the Elysium Gates servers upon
Accepting this TOS means that you have read and will abide by the
guidelines also set forth on our Privacy-Copyright-Disclaimer page.
Membership payment is due upon assignment of a web site space.
Sites will not be activated until payment is received by Elysium Gates.
Once accepted you will be contacted by Hermes that will design a
payment schedule and method that works for you. Price of your service
can change, but we would give you 30 days notice if it does and we will
strive not to raise prices. No member has had their fee raised since
2001, so it is really not likely.
We will put no advertisement of our own on your paid member site.
You have the option to run your own banner ads or those of others
(income generating or gratis) so long as they comply with the terms of
service. However advertisement/banners are limited to not more than
one (1) per informational/educational content related page without
prior approval by the staff.
Failure to remit monthly membership payment on time may result in
your site being taken off line and placed in a temporary folder on our
server. Resolution of payment must be made within twenty five (25)
business days. Repeated lateness in payment may result in the loss of
We will periodically review member's sites in a random fashion. Any
sites found to be out of compliance with the terms of service may be
immediately transferred off line to a temporary folder and the owner
notified of the action. You will have two (2) weeks to correct the
problem. You must then notify us so that we may return you to an
active status. Repeated violations of this nature may result in the
permanent loss of your membership. No refunds will be made for
unused time for sites removed under this clause.
You may not "sub lease", rent, give or sell your membership space to
another person or entity. If you allow a third party access to your site
by giving out your user ID or password, you will be held responsible
whether you made the content changes or not. DON'T GIVE OUT YOUR
PASSWORD OR ID. If your password is compromised, notify us
immediately so we can give you a new password.
You may sign up for as many memberships as you like. Each will
carry the same membership conditions and have fees for service. You
may link your sites together, run them independently or combine them
into one 'large' site at your discretion.
Your site content is yours. It will never be claimed or used by Elysium
Gates. We might choose your site as a 'featured site' and list it on our
server run page, run it in a banner on our pages or give it other such
visibility. If you do not wish us to do this, please write and let us know.
We make no guarantee, express or implied, of server and server
We fully intend to keep service running as smoothly and continuously
as possible, however there is always a chance of mechanical breakdown
or line faults beyond our control. We will address those as they occur
and return service as quickly as possible. Periodically we may have to
take the server down for normal maintenance. All reasonable attempts
to notify users of server status will be made.
Elysium Gates will NOT be responsible for files or documents lost or
held responsible for failure of your equipment. Though we will make
every effort to ensure the safety of your material there is always the
remote possibility of a catastrophic crash. We strongly recommend that
you keep up to date backups of all material you use on our server in a
safe location - either on your computer hard drive or on diskette. It is
highly recommended that you back up all your files used within your
account to diskette or other off site media such as zip disks or CD-R. You
should do weekly back ups or less often depending on how often you
update your content.
We will take no responsibility for content posted to your site, whether
publicly displayed or not. You have the ultimate responsibility for what
is placed in your space. "I didn't know the rules" is not an acceptable
excuse! We will investigate and act on complaints from others or in the
course of a random check should your site content fall outside the
published terms of service. Our goal is to provide everyone a viable
product/service for a fair price and under fair terms.
The following list outlines content which Elysium Gates forbids. Sites
applying for membership which contain such will be turned down.
Member sites which are later found to contain or link to such material
may be immediately transferred to the holding bin and the owner
notified. Should a site be permanently removed for such content, no
refund will be given to the member for unused time.
Sites which abuse or exploit people and/or animals.
Sites which contain excessive profanity. What is 'excessive' is our
call to make.
Adult oriented or 'porn' sites. Sites with excessive nudity. We
define what is 'porn' or 'excessive'.
Sites pertaining to bigotry and/or 'Hate' sites.
Sites which provide information or instruction in illegal activities.
Sites which offer software cracks, codes, warez or pirated software.
Sites which violate copyright, trademark or intellectual property.
This includes items from both commercial and private entities.
Sites which contain personal slurs or libelous comments about
Sites which use Spam or other such techniques to generate
business/income or site traffic.
Sites which contain illegal businesses. (pyramid schemes and the
Overtly offensive site content.
This is not an all-inclusive list and may be added to from time to time.
Members will be notified of any changes to the Terms of Service should
they occur. Site content that is suggestive of criminal activity will be
reported to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.
Listed below are some 'gray areas' which are acceptable for site
Game cheat codes. These are codes used in playing a computer or
other games which are built into that game and may be considered a
legal part of that game.
Artistic nudity. Many works of art and such contain a certain
amount of nudity. Items such as this are permissible. If you have any
doubts about what you want to post to your site, contact either your
appointed volunteer or one of the staff. The final call on what is
permitted and what is not is ours and ours alone to make.
Medical sites which use images and terms in the appropriate
Bona fide business sites. Links to other business sites (within the
terms of service)
Site which feature surveys or questionnaires. (not to be sent out as
Sites with legal affiliations. Remember, your site must have some
content of its own to qualify for membership.
Members may use password protection on their personal sites;
however, all password protected pages and links must be checked and
approved by staff prior to activating the password feature on their site.
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