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AnswerNet Telephone Answering Service (TAS)
7-Day / 20 Minutes FREE TRIAL
Agreement Terms and Conditions

  1. TRIAL PERIOD. The initial term of this Agreement begins on the date we activate services for your Free Trial Period. Your Free Trial Plan ends after seven days or after you have utilized 20 minutes, whichever comes first. If you go over your 20 alloted minutes for the Free Trail Period, you will be charged via credit card per the rate determined in this contract.

    If you elect to sign up for services after your Free Trail Period, an addendum to this contract will need to be completed. Thereafter, this Agreement will continue in full force and effect and according to the terms stated below.

  2. DEPOSIT AND PREPAYMENT. ANSWERNET requires a deposit in the amount of the last billing period’s fees along with prepayment of the first billing period’s fees and any connection or programming charges. ANSWERNET may, but is not required to, apply the deposit to cure any default by the Customer under this contract, in which event the Customer agrees to and will promptly restore the deposit. If the Customer has not defaulted in payment of any obligations under this contract, the deposit will be returned without interest at the termination of the contract. The Customer hereby authorizes ANSWERNET to charge the credit card account indicated on the reverse side of this contract for any amounts owed under this contract for past due balances, restoration of a security deposit, or as a result of termination.

  3. DEPOSIT AND PREPAYMENT. ANSWERNET requires a deposit in the amount of the last billing period’s fees along with prepayment of the first billing period’s fees and any connection or programming charges. ANSWERNET may, but is not required to, apply the deposit to cure any default by the Customer under this contract, in which event the Customer agrees to and will promptly restore the deposit. If the Customer has not defaulted in payment of any obligations under this contract, the deposit will be returned without interest at the termination of the contract. The Customer hereby authorizes ANSWERNET to charge the credit card account indicated on the reverse side of this contract for any amounts owed under this contract for past due balances, restoration of a security deposit, or as a result of termination.

    No Refunds: All setup, programming and activation fees, as well as charges for unused monthly usage, are non-refundable regardless of the length of the account/project.

  4. TERMS OF PAYMENT. Customer agrees to pay: all charges within fifteen (15) days of invoice: a late charge of $25.00 for each time payment in full is not received within fifteen (15) days of billing; a $25.00 service charge (or the maximum allowed by state law) for each returned check; a $25.00 fee for non-payment reconnection of service; any and all collections costs and fees incurred in the collection of any monies due for service rendered. Customer is responsible for the full payment amount, regardless of any transaction fees incurred during processing of payment (including bank and credit card company fees).

  5. TERMINATION OF CONTRACT. Either ANSWERNET or the Customer may terminate this contract by giving the other party four (4) weeks written notice, except that the Customer may terminate this contract upon ten (10) days written notice to ANSWERNET if ANSWERNET notifies the Customer of a rate increase set forth in Section 2 above. ANSWERNET may terminate this contract without notice if the Customer fails to pay any invoice within four (4) weeks of the invoice date or the Customer breaches any other provision of this contract. Service will be canceled immediately upon any termination of this contract.

  6. PROHIBITED USES/IMPROPER USES. The Customer agrees and warrants that it will not use the service, or allow any other person to use the Service, unlawfully, illegally, illegitimately or fraudulently, or with any unlawful, illegal, illegitimate or fraudulent intent. In using the service, the Customer further agrees and warrants that it will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission or any other lawful authority, regulatory body or agency. If ANSWERNET determines or reasonably believes Customer is or may be using the service for such purpose, ANSWERNET may terminate Customer’s service immediately without prior notice to Customer. Customer also agrees to abide by all reasonable rules and restrictions generally imposed by ANSWERNET, of which client is previously notified.

  7. TELEPHONE NUMBERS. The Customer understands and agrees that any “800”, “888”, “877”, “866”, or other number that is assigned to the Customer’s account by ANSWERNET is and will remain the property of ANSWERNET. Before advertising such a number, the Customer must obtain prior written authorization from ANSWERNET, which ANSWERNET may deny in its sole discretion. If the Customer terminates this contract before the expiration of any such advertisement, or if ANSWERNET terminates this contract for the Customer’s failure to pay amounts due under or for any other breach of this contract, the Customer will remain responsible for paying the base rate and all other charges on the account until such advertising expires or for ninety (90) days after such termination of this contract, whichever is greater.

  8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY/NO WARRANTY. ANSWERNET shall endeavor to provide customer efficient and reliable
    service, however, Customer expressly agrees that the nature of telephone and other communications equipment, and the nature of oral communications, is such that neither the ANSWERNET nor any of its employees shall be liable in any way to Customer, to Customer’s callers or employees, or to any other parties, for any errors of omission or commission, regardless of cause, including, but not limited to, mistakes or delays in transmission or delivery or non-delivery of messages or other information, or any loss or injury resulting from the transmission of or failure to receive or transmit calls or information. ANSWERNET makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied or by trade usage, in connection with the services provided or to be provided hereunder. Under no circumstances shall ANSWERNET, its directors, officers, employees, servants or agents, be liable for any special, incidental, contingent or consequential
    loss, punitive damage or any other damage whatsoever, whether arising out of or based on delay or failure to provide services, breach of contract, tort, strict liability, breach of warranties, failure of essential purpose or otherwise, and even if advised of the likelihood of such damages (including lost profits, loss of business opportunity, lost revenue or loss of goodwill). ANSWERNET shall not, in any event, be liable to CUSTOMER in an amount greater than the charges for the services hereunder.

  9. INDEMNITY. Customer shall indemnify and hold ANSWERNET harmless from the payment of any and all claims for libel, slander, infringement of copyright arising from information transmitted over ANSWERNET’s facilities, and message errors, and any other claims arising out of Customer’s use of ANSWERNET’s services, including payment of reasonable attorney's fees and court costs incurred by ANSWERNET to defend itself on any claim.

  10. GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement shall be interpreted, construed and enforced in all respects in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without reference to its choice of law principles to the contrary. The parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania for the resolution of their disputes. Both Parties waive any objection to personal jurisdiction or venue in any forum located in the specified County. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect to the maximum extent permitted by law.

  11. MISCELLANEOUS. No waiver by ANSWERNET of any provision of this contract shall constitute a waiver thereafter to enforce such provision or a waiver of any other provision of this contract. This contract may not be amended, modified, related or discharged except by a writing executed by both parties.

  12. ASSIGNMENT. ANSWERNET reserves the right to provide services under this agreement by or through, and may freely assign this agreement to, one or more of its affiliated ANSWERNET entities.

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