All services provided by TheHoustonMall.com may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United States Federal, State or City law is prohibited. Some prohibited contents are (but not limited to) copyrighted material, material we judge to be unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or material protected by trade secret and other statute. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless TheHoustonMall.com and its employees from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party.
We serve the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area! Posting classified ads in this Website is not FREE, but certainly it is cheap! Only $9.95 for any ad for the whole year! In fact, … You post it!,… you stop it! If you don’t stop your ad, it will run continuously for 360 days. Prices, duration and terms of service are subject to change at any time without your knowledge or consent.
Can’t stop and ad? No problem …
Just call us on the phone or send us an email and we will gladly stop your ad at anytime you desire. Ads will be stopped the same day or as soon as the next business day if time allows us. Except weekends and holidays. There are no refunds for any early termination.
Pornography/Nudity is prohibited on all servers
This includes sites that include sexually explicit or hardcore images and/or advertising. We allow ads of an adult nature, but we do not allow pornographic ads. If you think your ad may violate our Terms Of Service, please ask us before signing up for an account so that we may determine if we can host your ad. TheHoustonMall.com reserves the right to determine what is and what isn’t acceptable for our servers.
MP3 archives are strictly prohibited
TheHoustonMall.com will not allow users to store, offer downloads or stream copyrighted mp3’s or audio files violating copyright laws. This would also apply to video files. Any account holder found to be doing so will be removed immediately from our servers without notice and refund, even if it is within the initial period covered under our money back guarantee. We do allow audio or video files that belong to the account holder or are not copyrighted to be stored, downloaded or streamed from our servers.
Promulgation of viruses
Using your account to store or distribute viruses is strictly prohibited. Any violation or activity, whether or not the intrusion results in the corruption or loss of data, will be investigated and proper action will be taken. The presence of any of these programs, whether or not run, will result in action against the user including suspension or termination without refund.
Also prohibited are ads that promote any illegal activity or present content that may be damaging to TheHoustonMall.com’s servers or any other server on the internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited. Examples of unacceptable content or links:
- Pirated software or serial numbers
- Hacker programs or archives
- Warez sites
TheHoustonMall.com will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Ads found to contain (or contain links to) pirated software, hacking or hacker programs will be shut down (removed) immediately and will not be allowed back on the server. Any information or files on these servers will be deleted shortly thereafter and you will never regain access to them again.
Each account is allowed a certain amount of bandwidth (please see our hosting plans page to see the amount allowed for your plan). Should a client exceed it’s limit, there maybe an excess charge over the allocated amount. It should be noted that we seldom had an instance where a client has been billed for extra transfers. Most of our clients don’t even come close to their limit per month. Please let us know if you have any questions about this and we would be glad to assist you.
Commercial Advertising – Email
Since spamming is illegal in many states and countries, we cannot afford to let spam mail pass through our servers under any circumstances. If you plan on using your account for unsolicited, bulk emailing, please stop right here and do not sign up for an account with us. Should we discover that: (1) you are sending spam through our servers -Or- (2) sending spam that links to pages or ads on our servers, your account will be immediately deleted without notice and no refund of any kind will be made. TheHoustonMall.com will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.
Background Running Programs
Clients are not allowed to operate any background processes without prior approval from TheHoustonMall.com. We may allow other non-abusive programs to run continually in the background but these are considered on a case-by-case basis and an extra charge will be incurred based on system resources used and operational maintenance needed. Note that any account found to be running background processes such as IRC bots, eggdrop, BitchX, port scanners will be suspended without prior notice.
IRC, IRC bots or IRC clients are strictly prohibited to be operated on our servers.
Your account may not be used to interfere with or disrupt the service or servers or networks connected to TheHoustonMall.com, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to TheHoustonMall.com Any violation will result in immediate removal of your account, sites, ads and all content belonging to you, from our servers, without notice and refund of any fees paid in advance.
Refusal of Service
If client violates any part of this Terms of Service, depending on the severity incurred, TheHoustonMall.com reserve the right to refuse, suspend or cancel service at our sole discretion. This is necessary in order to prevent further damage. TheHoustonMall.com will take all reasonable efforts to rectify the violation with the customer before canceling a customer account.
Limitation of Liability
TheHoustonMall.com shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental and consequential damages, which may arise from TheHoustonMall.com servers going off-line or being unavailable for any reason whatsoever. Furthermore, TheHoustonMall.com shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental or consequential damages resulting from the corruption or deletion of any ad or web site from one of our servers. All damages shall be limited to the immediate termination of service and there will not be any refund whatsoever of the remaining unused amount paid in advance, if any.
Reporting Abuse and Violations
Violations of these Terms of Service should be reported to abuse@TheHoustonMall.com All complaints will be investigated promptly.
By signing up for any of the services offered by TheHoustonMall.com, client agrees to hold TheHoustonMall.com and any and all of its officers, directors, stockholders and employees safe and harmless from any and all actions, policies, negligent and criminal acts that may be performed by client in connection with clients utilization of any and all services provided by TheHoustonMall.com. The transfer of a domain owned by a client to a server utilized by TheHoustonMall.com or the use of our server so as to host a new domain shall constitute the beginning of the use of services provided by TheHoustonMall.com by client regardless of whether or not client has paid for said services at any given time.
In order to maintain our low fees, they are calculated on a 1 year term bases. We have a no-refund policy. In case a dispute arises regarding an early termination of service, we will have to charge you separately for the prorated monthly charge fee you applied for at the regular rate of $9.95 per month, plus the setup fee ($55) for starting your ad or Web site, and again a setup fee ($55) for closing down your ad or Web site before the next due date. When you need to cancel an and ad or your account, please email us at: support@TheHoustonMall.com and our billing representative will be in touch with you if it is applicable to your situation.
If you would like to cancel your account or any ad before your account or ad is due for renewal, please contact us at least 7 days prior to the date that you would like your account to be closed, or you may risk being automatically re-billed for the next billing term. TheHoustonMall.com will send you an email reminder at least one week prior to your account or ad renewal date. Should you decide to stay with TheHoustonMall.com or if you would like to cancel, please reply to our email and let us know at least 7 days prior to the renewal date.
TheHoustonMall.com retains the right to change any or all of the above Policies, Guidelines, and Disclaimer from time to time as may be required by law or as necessary in order to maintain the highest quality of service as it is possible.