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AT&T High Speed Internet Terms of Service / att.net Terms of Use

AT&T High Speed Internet Terms of Service / att.net Terms of Use

 

This Terms of Service & Terms of Use (“Agreement”) along with the AT&T Acceptable Use Policy,  the AT&T and Yahoo privacy policies, and the other documents incorporated by reference herein, set forth your obligations, AT&T’s obligations, and the rules you must follow when using the att.net portal and/or e-mail (“Site”) and/or AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Business Edition, AT&T High Speed Internet, AT&T High Speed Internet Business Edition, AT&T High Speed Internet Direct, AT&T High Speed Internet Business Edition Direct, AT&T Dial, FastAccess DSL, FastAccess Business DSL, FastAccess Business DSL Direct, Wireless Broadband provided by BellSouth Entertainment, LLC, BellSouth® Dial Internet Service (“Service(s)”).

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.  This is a binding agreement between you (the Member Account holder), Yahoo! Inc. (“Yahoo!”), and the AT&T entity that provides the Service and/or Site[1]. Your registration, payment for, or use of the Site and/or Service constitutes your agreement to be bound by the charges, terms, and conditions set forth in this Agreement, including those incorporated by reference as well as those located at: http://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/.

IMPORTANT: THIS AGREEMENT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.  PARAGRAPH 13 REQUIRES ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS. PARAGRAPH 19 LIMITS AT&T'S LIABILITY.  ARBITRATION TERMS FOR BUSINESS CUSTOMERS ARE SET FORTH ON SCHEDULE 1. PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY.

This Agreement is based on four general principles.  First, AT&T supports our customers’ right to free expression.  Second, AT&T will give our customers clear notice of any meaningful limitations on the Services.  Third, AT&T will give our customers clear information about the experience they can expect when using the Services.  Fourth, AT&T will provide consumer high speed Internet access service in discrete, non-overlapping speed tiers.

1.       Changes to this Agreement

From time to time, we may change this Agreement. We will provide you with notice of material changes via either your Member Account e-mail address or any other email address you provide, posting online at http://www.att.com/internet-terms, recorded announcement, bill message, bill insert, newspaper ad, postcard, letter, or call to your billed telephone number or U.S. mail. It is your responsibility to check for any such notices. Your continued subscription to the Service after the effective date of the change constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

 

2.       AT&T High Speed Internet Service

a. Speed. The Service is composed of narrowband or broadband access to the Internet provided by AT&T. The Site, provided by AT&T and Yahoo!, is composed of a broad selection of on-line resources including email, communication tools, forums, shopping services, search services and personalized content and branded programming.  AT&T offers many broadband service options, each of which has a unique Service Capability Speed range.  The current speed ranges may be found at http://att.com/speedtiers.

The speeds identified at http://att.com/speedtiers are Service Capability Speeds, which are the downstream rates at which your line transfers Internet access data between the network interface device at your premises , office or apartment building to the first piece of routing equipment in AT&T’s network.  Service Capability Speeds should not be confused with Throughput Speed, which is the speed at which your modem receives and sends Internet access data (“Throughput Speed”). These speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Throughput speed depends upon many factors including customer location, destination and traffic on the Internet,  interference with high frequency spectrum on  your telephone line, wiring inside your premises , office or apartment, the capacity or performance of your  devices or modem, the server with which you are communicating, internal network management factors (including Overhead), and the networks you and others are using when communicating. In order to provide a consistently high-quality video service, AT&T Uverse High Speed Internet throughput speeds may be temporarily reduced when a customer is using other U-verse services in a manner that requires high bandwidth. This could occur more often with higher speed Internet access products.  “Overhead” means the various control and signaling data (e.g., transmission control protocol (TCP)) required to achieve the reliable transmission of Internet access data.

AT&T may periodically introduce new speed ranges or revise the existing speed ranges. Because these new speed ranges may become available before this Agreement is updated, you should check www.att.com for the most current product information. For purposes of clarity, this Agreement applies to all speed ranges offered by AT&T, even those which are not specifically identified above. 

b. IP Addresses. AT&T High Speed Internet and AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Services are provided with a dynamic Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, a static IP address,  multiple static IP address service (as applicable), or a privately managed IP address utilizing CGN (Carrier Gateway NAT) technology, at AT&T’s sole discretion.  Static IP addresses are not available with all speeds. The dynamic IP address is a single Internet address intended for use with a single Member Account and any associated Sub Accounts.  The static IP address or multiple static IP address is intended for use with a single computer or a network of computer/servers.  You may not use the Service in a manner that is inconsistent with these intended uses.  AT&T High Speed Internet services will support both IPV6 and IPV4 Internet addresses; however, to reach IPv6-exclusive Internet content, some of your equipment may require upgrades or replacement.  AT&T Dial service will support web sites that utilize IPV4, but it will not support IPV6-only web sites. For more information about IPv6 and how it affects you, visit att.com/ipv6.

c. Availability. The Service is not available in all areas, and may not be available at certain speeds (or at all) at your location, even if our initial testing indicated that your line qualified for a particular speed or Service.

d. Service/Site Changes. AT&T reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service or Site (including rates and charges), temporarily or permanently. If AT&T makes a change that would have a material impact on your Service, AT&T will give you  notice. The terms and conditions for temporary changes, if any, will be included in the notice and incorporated by reference into this Agreement at: www.att.com/temporaryterms. Your continued subscription to the Service after the effective date of the change constitutes your acceptance of the changes and the associated terms and conditions. In lieu of notice and website posting, AT&T may instead, at its sole discretion, require customers to enter into an agreement with AT&T regarding temporary material changes.

e. Conversion from DSL to U-verse High Speed Internet. When AT&T is able to provision U-verse High Speed Internet Service at your location, we may, in our discretion, discontinue your DSL service and make available to you AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet at the then applicable U-verse rates, terms and conditions, which may differ from your previous DSL Service rates, terms and conditions (including Bundle Discounts). If you are on a Term Plan and your price will increase as a result of this conversion, you will not have to pay any applicable  early termination fee (“ETF”) if you elect to cancel DSL Service.

Your new AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet will require different customer premises equipment (“CPE”).  When you are selected for conversion, we will provide at least thirty days notice of the discontinuation of your service via e-mail. Thirty days after such notice, we may at our sole discretion, either disconnect your service or temporarily suspend your service for up to fifteen days before we permanently discontinue service.

f. Data Usage. For more information about the use of your residential High Speed Internet Service and the data plans that may apply to your service, how much data you use, and management of your data usage, please refer to www.att.com/internet-usage.

g. Business CustomersAdditional terms and conditions for business customers are set forth in Schedule 1 attached hereto.

 

3.       Registration and Membership

When you complete the registration process for the Site or the Service, you become the “Member Account” holder. You must be 18 years or older to be a Member Account holder. You will be asked to choose a unique “Member ID” for your account. Customers of the Service may also create up to ten “Sub Accounts” (each of which will have a separate password and Member ID). Each Sub Account will also be required to accept this Agreement and complete the Sub Account registration. The Member Account holder is responsible for all activity associated with the Member Account and any of its Sub Accounts, including all fees and charges, whether the charges are incurred by the Member Account or the Sub Accounts.  Use of  an AT&T Access ID subjects you to the AT&T Access ID Terms and Conditions (available at www.att.com/accessidterms), which are incorporated herein by reference.

All information that you provide to AT&T and Yahoo! must be accurate, including your name, address, credit or charge card numbers and expiration dates, and any payment information (“Registration Data”).  You are responsible for keeping such information up-to-date and must provide changes promptly to the AT&T Yahoo! Member Center by going to http://att.yahoo.com/myaccount.

 

4.         Pricing

a. Term Plans, Bundle Discounts. When you purchased the Service, you agreed to specific price and plan, which may have included a term of one, two, or three years (“Term Plan”). Similarly, some plans may offer a discount on the Service if you sign up for other AT&T services (“Bundle Discount”). You agree to maintain your Service and the bundled services for the applicable term.  If you signed up for a Term Plan or a Bundle Discount, the price available with those plans is valid until one of the following occurs, at which time your price may revert to the then-existing price for your Service: (1) the term expires; (2) you move from your current Service address to another Service address; or (3) you drop one of the AT&T services you were required to purchase to receive the special rate.

b. Dial-up Access Options and Toll Charges. AT&T will provide telephone numbers to connect to or register for the Service. Depending on location, local access numbers for dial-up Internet access may not be available in your area. Even access numbers in your area code may result in toll, usage, or long distance charges. Please check with your local phone company to determine whether additional charges apply. You are responsible for selecting the best number for you and for all telephone fees and charges associated with the use of the telephone number you select. In no event will AT&T or Yahoo! be responsible for any telephone fees or charges incurred as a result of the telephone number you select. Use of the Service (or portions thereof) and of specific telephone numbers is subject to change or interruption at the telecommunication company's or at AT&T’s discretion.

 

5.         Termination or Cancellation of Service

a.  Cancellation of Service by Customer. When you purchased the Service, you agreed to a specific price and plan, which may have included a term. You agree that if you cancel your plan before the end of the term, you will pay the early termination fee associated with that Term Plan.  At the conclusion of your term or if you did not sign up for a Term Plan, the term for your Service will be month-to-month.  When you cancel your Service, your account ID e-mail address will remain active, as will all e-mail subaccounts you have created. The e-mail accounts may be accessed from the att.net website.

b. Suspension/Termination by AT&T or Yahoo!. AT&T respects freedom of expression and believes it is a foundation of our free society to express differing points of view. AT&T will not terminate, disconnect or suspend Service because of the views you or we express on public policy matters, political issues or political campaigns. AT&T and/or Yahoo! may, however, immediately terminate or suspend your Member Account and Sub Accounts, and all or a portion of your Service without notice if: (a) your payment is more than 30 days overdue; (b) you provide false or inaccurate information to AT&T; (c) you (or a Sub Account associated with your Member ID) violate this Agreement or the AT&T Acceptable Use Policy;  (d) you (or a Sub Account associated with your Member ID) engage in conduct that is a violation of any law, regulation or tariff (including, without limitation, copyright and intellectual property laws); or (e) if you engage in conduct that is threatening, abusive or harassing to  AT&T or Yahoo employees, including, for example, making threats to physically harm or damage  employee or company property; frequent use of profane or vulgar language; or repeatedly contacting our customer service representatives for reasons that do not pertain to our provisioning, maintenance, repair or general servicing of your  Service after you have been asked to stop such conduct.

 If we terminate or suspend your Service, your license to use any software provided in connection with the Service is also terminated or suspended (as applicable). If your Service is terminated, AT&T has the right to immediately delete all data, files, and other information stored in or for your account without further notice to you. You must pay all charges for the Service through the date of termination. Should you wish to resume Service after any suspension, a restoral of service fee may apply.  This fee is in addition to all past due charges and other fees.

c. Termination of Voice Service. If you change or terminate your AT&T local wireline voice service, we may in our discretion either terminate your AT&T High Speed Internet Service or continue to provide it at the then-current rates, terms and conditions applicable for AT&T High Speed Internet Direct, our broadband service without voice. You agree to pay any new or higher monthly fees that may apply to your new AT&T High Speed Internet Direct Service after termination of the wireline voice service. If AT&T elects to terminate your AT&T High Speed Internet Service, we reserve the right to charge any applicable early termination fees.

d. Termination of Dial Service.  Monthly recurring charges for Dial service are not prorated. If you disconnect, cancel, move to another price plan or are suspended by AT&T prior to month end, you will be charged for the entire month of Service. If you upgrade your AT&T Dial service to an AT&T High Speed Internet Service your Dial charges will be prorated.

e. Access to Yahoo!, After Termination by AT&T.  If your Service is terminated by AT&T, you will no longer have access to your Member account information using your Member ID, except as outlined in this Section and Section 9 (Yahoo! Premium Services). If you combined your Yahoo! ID with a Member ID, you will not be able to access Yahoo! using your combined ID after termination, unless you close your Member ID (your Member ID will be closed automatically no fewer than 60 days after termination). If you did not combine a Yahoo! ID with your Member ID, you will be given the option (when you sign in at Yahoo! using your Member ID) for at least 60 days after termination, to close your Member ID and transfer certain account information to a new Yahoo! ID.  If you continue to access a Yahoo! account through a different Internet access provider after your Service account is terminated, then your use of your Yahoo! account after that time will be subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service at http://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/utos-173.html

Note: Sub-accounts with a combined Yahoo! ID may be able to access the Yahoo! account provisioned under their combined Yahoo! ID when the Member ID of the Member Account holder is closed. After the Member ID of the Member Account holder is closed, Sub-Accounts who do not have a combined Yahoo! ID will not be able to transfer any of their Member account information to a new Yahoo! ID. Therefore, Sub-Account holders who wish to elect to transfer should make the election before the Member ID of the Member Account holder is closed.

 

6. Payment

Service customers agree to pay: (1) the monthly fee specified when you ordered your Service; (2) the charge for all equipment required for your Service; (3) activation fees, connection and/or installation charges, if any; (4) late fees, restoral of Service fees and other applicable Service charges; and (4) any applicable taxes, recovery fees and surcharges which AT&T pays to municipalities and other governmental entities and may pass on to you.

a.             Credit Check / Advance Payments & Deposits. Service customers give us permission to obtain their credit information from consumer credit reporting agencies at any time. If we determine that you may be a credit risk due to: (1) unsatisfactory credit rating; (2) insufficient credit history; (3) fraudulent or abusive use of any AT&T services within the last five years; or (4) late payments for current or prior bills, we may refuse to provide the Services or we may require an advance payment, a non-refundable payment, and/or deposit. Interest will not be paid on advance payments or deposits unless required by law. We may require special payment terms such as additional advance payments or deposits if we determine that the initial payment was inadequate. We may establish limits and restrict Service or features as we deem appropriate. If your account balance goes beyond the limit we set for you, we may immediately interrupt or suspend Service until your balance is brought below the limit. Any charges you incur in excess of your limit become immediately due. Upon determination solely by AT&T of satisfactory payment history or as required by law, AT&T may begin refunding of deposits through bill credits, cash payments, or as otherwise determined solely by AT&T.

b.             Billing. For customers who choose to self-install the Service, billing will begin when Service is provisioned by AT&T, whether or not customer has installed and begun to use the Service. For customers who choose to have a technician install the Service, billing will begin when the installation is complete, unless the customer initially selects to self-install, and subsequently asks for a technician installation.

c.             Method of Payment. Your monthly charges may be billed via a monthly AT&T bill or to a credit card. Credit card billing is not available for AT&T High Speed Internet Direct. AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet customers will automatically receive an online bill (see below), unless you specifically notify us that you want to receive a paper bill by calling the following number: Consumer 1-800-ATT-2020; Business: 1-800-321-2000.

d.            Credit Card Billing. You may be asked to provide us with a credit card number from a card issuer that we accept in order to activate your Service. You hereby authorize AT&T to charge and/or place a hold on your credit card with respect to any unpaid charges for Services or any related equipment. You authorize the issuer of the credit card to pay any amounts described herein without requiring a signed receipt, and you agree that  this Agreement shall be accepted as authorization to the issuer of the credit card to pay any amounts described herein without requiring a signed receipt, and you agree that  this Agreement shall be accepted as authorization to the issuer of the credit card to pay all such amounts. You authorize AT&T and/or any other company who bills products or services, or acts as billing agent for AT&T to continue to attempt to charge and/or place holds with respect to all sums described herein, or any portion thereof, to your credit card until such amounts are paid in full. You agree to provide AT&T with updated credit card information upon AT&T's request and any time the information you previously provided is no longer valid. You acknowledge and agree that neither AT&T nor any AT&T affiliated company will have any liability whatsoever for any non-sufficient funds or other charges incurred by you as a result of such attempts to charge, and/or place holds on, your credit card. If you mistakenly provide a debit card number, instead of a credit card number, you authorize all charges described herein to be applied to such debit card unless and until you provide a credit card number. In the event you are enrolled, or later enroll, in an automatic payment or electronic funds transfer plan, you agree that all sums described herein may be charged, at AT&T's option, to the account number provided for such automatic payment or electronic funds transfer plan. When payment is made by credit card or debit card, payment will also be subject to the terms and conditions established by the credit or debit card issuer. If charges cannot be processed through your credit card, or if your bank draft or electronic funds transfer is returned for insufficient funds, we will charge you an additional $15.00. If the state law where you receive the Service requires a different fee, we will charge you that amount.

e.             Online Billing for AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Members. You must register online to establish a personal AT&T My U-verse Account and provide a billing email address. You will then be able to view and pay your bill online by logging on to your personal AT&T My U-verse Account (username and password required).

You understand that you have sole responsibility for the security of your password and you are solely responsible for notifying AT&T if your password is lost or stolen. AT&T is not liable for any claims, costs, damages, or expenses arising from a lost misplaced, or stolen password. If you have forgotten your password or want to change your password for any reason, you may request to reset your password online. It is your responsibility to notify AT&T immediately if your contact information changes.

f.     Late Payment & Failure to Pay. If you choose to have the charges for your Service added to your telephone bill, and, if AT&T does not receive your payment before the next billing date, you shall pay to AT&T a late payment charge and/or an interest charge of 1.5% (1% in Louisiana), or the highest amount allowed by law, on all charges due and unpaid. Acceptance of late or partial payments (even if marked “Paid in Full”) shall not waive any of AT&T rights to collect the full amount due. Notice of any disputes must be in writing and received by us within 30 days after you received your bill or you will waive any objection. AT&T may suspend or terminate Service if your payment is past due. If AT&T suspends your service for non-payment, you must pay all past due amounts in order to have service restored, and you may also, at AT&T’s sole discretion, be required to pay a service restoral fee.  In the event you fail to pay AT&T or AT&T is unable to bill charges to your credit card, AT&T may assign unpaid late balances to a collection agency.   You expressly authorize, and specifically consent to allowing, AT&T and/or its outside collection agencies, outside counsel, or other agents to contact you in connection with any and all matters relating to unpaid past due charges billed by AT&T to you.  You agree that, for attempts to collect unpaid past due charges, such contact may be made to any mailing address, telephone number, cellular phone number, e-mail address, or any other electronic address that you have  provided, or may in the future provide, to AT&T. For attempts to collect unpaid charges, you agree that in addition to individual persons’ attempting to communicate directly with you, any type of contact described above may be made using, among other methods, pre-recorded or artificial voice messages delivered by an automatic telephone dialing system, pre-set e-mail messages delivered by an automatic e-mailing system, or any other pre-set electronic messages delivered by any other automatic electronic messaging system.

g.             Returned Checks and other Instruments;  If any check,  or other instrument is tendered by you and returned unpaid by a financial institution for any reason you will be charged a fee. 

h.             Bill Inquiries and Refunds   If you believe you have been billed in error for the Services, please notify us within 60 days of the billing date by contacting Customer Service (Consumer 1-800-288-2020; Business 1-800-321-2000). AT&T will not issue refunds or credits after the expiration of this 60-day period, except where required by law or regulation.  Any amounts refunded in the form of bill credits, cash payments or any other form shall be inclusive of all applicable taxes that were originally paid on such amounts.

i.             Refunds  Any amounts refunded in the form of bill credits, cash payments or any other form shall be inclusive of all applicable taxes that were originally paid on such amounts.

 

7.         Equipment & Software

Other than the equipment and/or software provided to you by AT&T for use with the Service, you must provide all equipment, devices and software necessary to receive the Service. Any equipment or software that was not provided to you by AT&T is not the responsibility of AT&T, and AT&T will not provide support, or be responsible for ongoing maintenance of such equipment. Any AT&T-provided modem, router or gateway will be either a new or a fully inspected and tested refurbished unit. Regardless of whether the equipment used to access your Service (modem, gateway, etc.) is owned by you or AT&T, AT&T reserves the right to manage such equipment for the duration of your Service, and retains exclusive rights to data generated by the equipment.  Neither you nor a third party may change, interfere with, or block access to equipment data or settings.

AT&T will repair or replace damaged equipment as AT&T deems necessary. You understand that repair or replacement of equipment may delete stored content, reset personal settings or otherwise alter the functionality of your equipment. If you own the equipment or the equipment is damaged due to your intentional acts or negligence as determined by AT&T, you will be responsible for the price of repair or replacement.

a. Additional Equipment Information for AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Customers. AT&T will make available to you certain equipment (including a gateway, or Optical Network Terminal (“ONT”), all of which is herein collectively referred to as “U-verse Equipment”), required for your Service. If you do not purchase U-verse Equipment from AT&T, then you agree to rent the U-verse Equipment, as part of your purchase of the Service and/or other U-verse services. Rental/Purchase options depend on the AT&T U-verse services you order and the installation options you choose.

The U-verse Equipment requires electrical power from your premises to operate, which you are responsible for providing. If there is a gateway at your premises, depending on the other U-verse services you purchase, AT&T may or may not provide an initial gateway battery backup unit and an initial backup battery.  If there is an ONT at your premises, AT&T will install an initial power supply box and provide an initial backup battery for the Optical Network Terminal power supply box.  You hereby agree to be solely responsible for determining when backup batteries for any U-verse Equipment require replacement and for replacing and recycling used batteries.  You agree to read and follow all manufacturer or vendor directions for the replacement and recycling of backup batteries.

Note that U-verse Equipment without battery backup will not function in the event of a loss of customer supplied power. This will disrupt the U-verse Service as well as any additional services that use the U-verse connection for transport (e.g. Voice over IP including e911).  AT&T will have no liability for loss of any service(s) in the event of interruption of customer supplied power, with or without battery backup present in the AT&T equipment.

Tampering with the U-verse Equipment, or attempting to connect the equipment to other hardware, will be treated as damage due to your intentional acts or negligence. You agree that you will use the equipment only for its intended residential use, and not for any other purpose (such as on another AT&T network, or on another provider’s (non-AT&T) network).

You agree to notify AT&T immediately, in writing or by calling the AT&T customer support line, if the U-verse Equipment is stolen or if you become aware at any time that Services are being stolen or fraudulently used.  When you call or write, you must provide a detailed description of the circumstances of the theft, including documentation of theft or fraudulent use of the U-verse Equipment or Services (such as a copy of a police report).  You will be responsible for all charges incurred until you report the theft or fraudulent use.  You will also be responsible for stolen U-verse Equipment not owned by you, however, AT&T may in its sole discretion waive or reduce charges upon submission of documentation of theft or other circumstances.  Failure to provide notice to AT&T of theft in a timely manner may result in the termination of your Services and additional charges to you.  Unless notified otherwise by AT&T, after you report the theft or fraudulent use of the Services, you will remain responsible for paying your monthly fees for Services not stolen or fraudulently used.

Return of equipment : if your U-verse service is provided by an iNID (Intelligent Network Interface Device), you must return the TV receivers. You should not return the iNID home networking hub, (Model# j38HG). All other unowned U-verse equipment must be returned to AT&T undamaged, within twenty one (21) calendar days after the Service is terminated.  If equipment is not returned within twenty one (21) calendar days, or is returned damaged, you will be charged for the value of the U-verse Equipment. We may retain any advance payment or deposit, or portion thereof that previously had not been refunded, if you fail to return the U-verse Equipment within this time period If all U-verse Equipment is returned within   six (6) months of termination, any fees charged for such U-verse Equipment will be refunded (other than fees for damages). No refunds will be made for U-verse Equipment returned after six (6) months from termination.  The return of equipment provisions also apply if your existing equipment is replaced or upgraded for any reason. 

 

8.       Account Security

You will receive a password associated with your Member ID upon completing the Site/Service registration process.  You agree to keep confidential all passwords, IP addresses, and computer names and are solely responsible for any liability or damages resulting from your failure to maintain that confidentiality.  You are also solely and fully responsible and liable for all activities that occur under your password, Member ID or IP address.  You agree to do all of the following: (a) immediately notify AT&T if you suspect any breach of security such as loss, theft, Public Use or unauthorized disclosure or use of your Member Account or Sub Account, password, Member ID, or any credit or charge card number provided to AT&T or Yahoo! by calling:

1-866-722-3425 for AT&T Dial subscribers,

1-877-722-3755 for AT&T High Speed Internet subscribers, and AT&T High Speed Internet Direct,

1-800-ATT-2020 for AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet consumer subscribers,

1-800-321-2000 for AT&AT U-verse High Speed Internet Business Edition, AT&T High Speed Internet Business Edition, AT&T High Speed Internet Business Edition Direct, FastAccess Business DSL and FastAccess Business DSL Direct subscribers, and.1-888-321-2375 for FastAccess DSL, and BellSouth Dial Internet subscribers.

(b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session; and (c) periodically change your password. There is a risk that other users may attempt to access your computer through the Internet or connected networks.  You acknowledge this risk as inherent to the shared nature of the Service and you agree to take full responsibility for taking adequate security precautions and safeguarding your data from loss.

 

9.       Yahoo! Premium Services

Yahoo! also offers certain premium services. You may be prompted to complete the registration process and provide billing and other information before you can use Premium Services. Premium Services are considered part of the Service and are covered by the terms of this Agreement, but may have separate posted guidelines or additional terms that you must follow when using such Premium Services. In addition, certain services offered by Yahoo! are governed by additional agreements. The posted guidelines, additional terms or additional agreements (as applicable) will be provided to you when you use, sign up for or register for those particular services. Unless otherwise expressly noted, the services provided by Yahoo! are consumer services.

Certain Premium Services are included as part of your membership in the Service. These are called “Core Premium Services.” Other premium services are available for purchase at an additional cost. These are called “A La Carte Premium Services.”

a. Termination of Premium Services and Benefits. Core Premium Services, any discounts that are provided to Members of the Service on the purchase of certain additional A La Carte Premium Services, or any other benefits provided as part of the Service will terminate upon termination or discontinuance of your membership with the Service. All Core and A La Carte Premium Services, discounts and other benefits provided as part of or in connection with the Service are subject to change at any time without notice. You may cancel a Premium Service at any time by calling Yahoo! Customer Service at (409) 349-5151.

For customers who have a Yahoo! ID that is combined with an account under this Service, any A La Carte Premium Services you may have will remain in effect according to the terms applicable to each of those services after termination of your account. For a period of at least 90 days after the termination of your Service account, you will be asked to close your Member ID when you log in to Yahoo! at any Yahoo! “sign in” opportunity (including, http://att.yahoo.com) using your Yahoo! ID or Member ID. If you do not close your Member ID within such period, we will automatically close your Member ID for you. After your Member ID is closed, you will be able to access your A La Carte Premium Services using your Yahoo! ID.  

If you did not combine a Yahoo! ID with an account under this Service, then any A La Carte Premium Services that you purchased under your Member ID will terminate if you fail to transfer them to a new Yahoo! ID within 90 days after termination of your Service account. Unless and until they are terminated, any A La Carte Premium services you may have will remain in effect according to the terms applicable to each of those services. Upon transferring your A La Carte Premium Services to a new Yahoo! ID, you will be able to access these premium services using your new Yahoo! ID. You will be given the option to transfer these premium services to a new Yahoo! ID, when you log in to Yahoo! at any Yahoo! “sign in” opportunity (including, http://att.yahoo.com) using your Member ID within the transfer period. If you do not transfer these premium services to a new Yahoo! ID, we will terminate these premium services and you may lose some associated data that is stored in connection with such premium services, such as e-mails, photos, or briefcase data that are attributable to premium services that offer extra storage in the Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Photos, and Yahoo! Briefcase properties. Your Member ID will close when you transfer your A La Carte Premium Services or, if you fail to transfer them, at the end of the transfer period.

Note: Sub-Accounts with a combined Yahoo! ID will keep their A La Carte Premium Services under their Yahoo! ID when the Member ID of the member Account holder is closed. Sub-Accounts with no combined Yahoo! ID will not have an opportunity to transfer their A La Carte Premium Services and associated data, Sub-Account holders should make the election following the process above before the Member ID of the Member Account is closed.

 

10.     Restrictions on Use

Your use of the Site & Service is subject to the AT&T Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) which may be viewed at http://www.corp.att.com/aup/ and is hereby incorporated into these Terms of Service as though fully set forth herein.  In accordance with the AUP, AT&T reserves the right to deny, disconnect, modify and/or terminate, without notice, the Member Account or the Service provided by AT&T and/or Yahoo to any customer whose use of the service violates the AUP.  Examples of violations of the AUP include, but are not limited to: (i) unlawful activities, (ii) violation of intellectual property rights, (iii) publication or dissemination of threatening material, (iv) inappropriate interaction with minors, (v) Spam/E-mail/Usenet abuse, (vi) uses which are harmful to or interfere with the use of AT&T's network or systems, or the network of any other provider, (vii) uses which interfere with the use or enjoyment of the Services received by others, (viii) uses that constitutes a security risk or a violation of privacy.  See the AUP for a more detailed discussion of the policy and these examples.

a. No Resale. The Service is provided for your use only (unless otherwise specifically stated) and you agree not to, whether for a fee or without charge, reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, transfer, trade, resell, re-provision, redistribute, or rent the Service, your membership in the Service, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service, including, but not limited to, reselling capabilities enabled or used by a specific application (including, without limitation, Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) via wired, wireless or other means.  For example, you agree that the Service is not to be used to trunk or facilitate public internet access (“Hotspots”) or any other public use of the Service , or for any high volume purpose.  All aspects of the Service and Site, except that portion provided by third party providers, is copyrighted and property of AT&T and/or Yahoo! as applicable. 

b. Copyright Infringement & Digital Millennium Copyright Act. You are prohibited from infringing, publishing, submitting, copying, uploading, downloading, posting, transmitting, reproducing, or distributing software, video or audio content, or any other material that is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, any other type of intellectual property rights, trademark laws (by rights of privacy or publicity) or other proprietary right of any party unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same. This prohibition includes the use of any material or information including images or photographs that are made available through the Site or Service(s).  AT&T and Yahoo! assume no responsibility, and you assume all risks, regarding the determination of whether material is in the public domain, or may otherwise be used by you for such purposes.

AT&T respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied and has been posted, stored or transmitted to the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing AT&T’s Copyright Agent the following written information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (b) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon; (c) a specific description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site; (d) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (e) a statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

AT&T’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Site can be reached as follows:

Manager of Security & Copyright Infringement 1800 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 100 Morrisville, NC 27560 Phone: (919) 319-5737 Fax: (919) 319-8154 E-mail: copyright@att.com

For more information about AT&T’s copyright protection practices under the DMCA and for information on how to contact AT&T’s DMCA agent, please refer to www.att.net/legal/copyright.

c. Use by Children.  AT&T is concerned about the safety and privacy of all its users, particularly children.  For this reason, children under the age of 13 will not be permitted to access the Site or Service unless added as a Sub Account by a Member Account holder who is their legal guardian. You understand that by adding a child to your Member Account, you are giving your child access to features that are available as part of the Site or Service (including email, message boards, clubs, and instant messages) and the Internet.  Please remember that the Service is designed to appeal to a broad audience. It is your responsibility to determine whether the features provided through the Site and Service are appropriate for a minor. 

AT&T suggests that you take advantage of the access controls offered with the Service, which allow you, as the Member Account holder, to block access to certain types of web content you may feel are inappropriate for minors.  However, AT&T also recommends that you remain diligent in the supervision of any minors in their use of the Service and the Internet.  Access controls provided through the Service are intended as a guide only.  Neither AT&T nor Yahoo! nor their licensors can be responsible for any content accessed by you or minors, whether or not you take advantage of the access controls provided through the Service.  In addition, neither AT&T nor Yahoo! nor their licensors guarantee the accuracy of such access controls, and you agree that you will not hold AT&T or Yahoo! liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of such access controls.

d. Network Management. AT&T reserves the right to engage in reasonable network management practices, to protect its broadband network from harm, compromised capacity, degradation in network performance or service levels, or uses of the Service which may adversely impact access to or the use of the Service by other customers.  Reasonable network management practices that AT&T may adopt include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) a cap on data usage; (ii) a modification of a customer’s serving facility or service technology, and/or (iii) a modification of or a limitation on a customer’s data throughput speed or data consumption.  

A very small percentage of customers use the Service in a way which creates harm to the network, compromised capacity, degradation in network performance or service levels, or which may adversely impact access to or the use of the Service by other customers.  In the event that AT&T adopts a network management practice which will apply to your Service, we will provide you with a notice, by web posting, bill insert, email, letter and/or other appropriate means, which describes the network management practice, explains how it will work, and explains how it could impact your Service.  

 

11.       Data Management, Content & Links

a. Data Management. You are responsible for management of your information including but not limited to back-up and restoration of data, erasing data from disk space you control and changing data on or settings for your modem and/or router. AT&T is not responsible for the loss of your data or for the back-up or restoration of your data regardless of whether this data is maintained on our servers or your computer server.

b. Content. You, and not AT&T or Yahoo!, are entirely responsible for all content that you upload, download, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Site and Service (“Content”).  AT&T and Yahoo! do not generally pre-screen or control Content that is posted by users of the Site, and, therefore, do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. AT&T and Yahoo! shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse or remove any Content that is available via our Site that is illegal, violates these Terms or the AUP, or exposes AT&T or Yahoo! to any risk of claims, lawsuits or liability. As the providers of the Service, we are only a forum and are not liable for any statements, representations, or Content provided by Site users. Any opinions, advice or recommendations expressed therein are those of the users providing such Content and not those of AT&T or Yahoo!. We do not endorse any Content or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein. Mobile data charges may apply for any content forwarded from the Site that is subsequently accessed on a mobile device.

AT&T and Yahoo! may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce this Agreement; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of AT&T, Yahoo!, other end users and the public.

c. Grant of License. AT&T and Yahoo! do not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Site or Service.  However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Site, you grant AT&T and Yahoo! the following world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license(s) as applicable:

(i)         With respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of Yahoo! Groups, you grant AT&T and Yahoo! the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Site solely for the purposes of providing and promoting the specific Yahoo! Group to which such Content was submitted or made available.  This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Site and will terminate at the time you remove or Yahoo! removes such Content from the Site.

(ii)        With respect to photos, graphics, audio or video you submit or make available for inclusion on any publicly accessible area of the Site other than Yahoo! Groups, you grant AT&T and Yahoo! the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the  Site solely for the purpose for which such Content was submitted or made available.  This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Site and will terminate at the time you remove or Yahoo! removes such Content from the Site.

(iii)        With respect to Content other than photos, graphics, audio or video you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the  Site other than Yahoo! Groups, you grant AT&T and Yahoo! the perpetual, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such Content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed.

d. Links. The Site may include links to other web sites or resources. These links are to websites which AT&T and Yahoo! do not control. AT&T and Yahoo! are not, therefore, responsible and will not be liable for the availability, content, advertising, products or other materials available on such websites or any damage alleged to have been caused by or in connection with the use of content available on such websites.

e. Third Party Content. Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Site or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws.  Except as expressly authorized by AT&T, Yahoo! or advertisers you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Site, Service or the Software in whole or in part.

 

12.     Privacy Policies

Registration data and certain other information about you are subject to the respective privacy policies of AT&T and Yahoo!. For more information, see: http://att.yahoo.com/privacy.

All U-verse with GigaPower Internet traffic is scanned to identify originating IP addresses to apply service features and pricing specific to your plan and to restrict use of web browsing information to customers who have chosen to participate in the AT&T Internet Preferences program. AT&T may collect and use web browsing information for other purposes, as described in our Privacy Policy, even if you do not participate in the Internet Preferences program.  For more information, go to AT&T Internet Preferences FAQs at www.att.com/InternetPreferences.

 

13.     DISPUTE RESOLUTION WITH AT&T BY BINDING ARBITRATION

PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS. 

Most customer concerns can be resolved quickly and to the customer’s satisfaction by calling our customer service department at 1-800-288-2020.  In the unlikely event that AT&T’s customer service department is unable to resolve a complaint you may have to your satisfaction (or if AT&T has not been able to resolve a dispute it has with you after attempting to do so informally), we each agree to resolve those disputes through binding arbitration or small claims court instead of in courts of general jurisdiction.  Arbitration is more informal than a lawsuit in court.  Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, allows for more limited discovery than in court, and is subject to very limited review by courts.  Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award.  Any arbitration under this Agreement will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted.  For any non-frivolous claim that does not exceed $75,000, AT&T will pay all costs of the arbitration.  Moreover, in arbitration you are entitled to recover attorneys’ fees from AT&T to at least the same extent as you would be in court. 

In addition, under certain circumstances (as explained below), AT&T will pay you more than the amount of the arbitrator’s award and will pay your attorney (if any) twice his or her reasonable attorneys’ fees if the arbitrator awards you an amount that is greater than what AT&T has offered you to settle the dispute.

Arbitration Agreement:

a.  AT&T and you agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims between you and AT&T. This arbitration agreement does not include claims against Yahoo, or claims against AT&T or Yahoo that are based in whole or in part on the Site.  This agreement to arbitrate is intended to be broadly interpreted. It includes, but is not limited to:

· claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of the relationship between us, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory;

· claims that arose before this or any prior Agreement (including, but not limited to, claims relating to advertising);

· claims that are currently the subject of purported class action litigation in which you are not a member of a certified class; and

· claims that may arise after the termination of this Agreement.

References to “AT&T,” “you,” and “us” include our respective subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, predecessors in interest, successors, and assigns, as well as all authorized or unauthorized users or beneficiaries of the Service or Site under this or prior Agreements between us.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may bring an individual action in small claims court.  This arbitration agreement does not preclude you from bringing issues to the attention of federal, state, or local agencies.  Such agencies, can, if the law allows, seek relief against us on your behalf. YOU AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AND AT&T ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.  This Agreement evidences a transaction in interstate commerce, and thus the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision.  This arbitration provision shall survive termination of this Agreement.

             b. A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”).  The Notice to AT&T should be addressed to: Office for Dispute Resolution, AT&T, 1025 Lenox Park Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30319 (“Notice Address”). The Notice must (1) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (2) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”).  If AT&T and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within thirty (30) days after the Notice is received, you or AT&T may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by AT&T or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or AT&T is entitled.

You may download or copy a form Notice and a form to initiate arbitration from here:   att.com/arbitration-forms.

c. After AT&T receives notice at the Notice Address that you have commenced arbitration, it will promptly reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee, unless your claim is for greater than $75,000.  (The filing fee currently is $200, but is subject to change by the arbitration provider. If you are unable to pay this fee, AT&T will pay it directly upon receiving a written request at the Notice Address).  The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, “AAA Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by this Agreement, and will be administered by the AAA. The AAA Rules are available online at www.adr.org, by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879, or by writing to the Notice Address.  (You may obtain information that is designed for non-lawyers about the arbitration process at att.com/arbitration-information.)  The arbitrator is bound by the terms of this Agreement. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, except that issues relating to the scope and enforceability of the arbitration provision are for the court to decide. Unless AT&T and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in the county (or parish) of your billing address. If your claim is for $10,000 or less, we agree that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If your claim exceeds $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules.  Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based.

Except as otherwise provided for herein, AT&T will pay all AAA filing, administration and arbitrator fees for any arbitration initiated in accordance with the notice requirements above.  If, however, the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought in the Demand is frivolous or brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)), then the payment of all such fees will be governed by the AAA Rules.  In such case, you agree to reimburse AT&T for all monies previously disbursed by it that are otherwise your obligation to pay under the AAA Rules.  In addition, if you initiate an arbitration in which you seek more than $75,000 in damages, the payment of these fees will be governed by the AAA rules.

d.  If, after finding in your favor in any respect on the merits of your claim, the arbitrator issues you an award that is greater than the value of AT&T’s last written settlement offer made before an arbitrator was selected, then AT&T will:

· pay you the greater of the award or $10,000 (“the alternative payment”), whichever is greater; and

· pay your attorney, if any, twice the amount of attorneys’ fees, and reimburse any expenses (including expert witness fees and costs), that your attorney reasonably accrues for investigating, preparing, and pursuing your claim in arbitration (“the attorney premium”).

If AT&T did not make a written offer to settle the dispute before an arbitrator was selected, you and your attorney will be entitled to receive the alternative payment and the attorney premium, respectively, if the arbitrator awards you any relief on the merits.  The arbitrator may make rulings and resolve disputes as to the payment and reimbursement of fees, expenses, and the alternative payment and the attorney premium at any time during the proceeding and upon request from either party made within fourteen (14) days of the arbitrator’s ruling on the merits.

e. The right to attorneys’ fees and expenses discussed in paragraph (d) supplements any right to attorneys’ fees and expenses you may have under applicable law.  Thus, if you would be entitled to a larger amount under the applicable law, this provision does not preclude the arbitrator from awarding you that amount.  However, you may not recover duplicative awards of attorneys’ fees or costs.  Although under some laws AT&T may have a right to an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses if it prevails in an arbitration, AT&T agrees that it will not seek such an award.

f. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim. YOU AND AT&T AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and AT&T agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.  If this specific proviso is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void.

g. Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, we agree that if AT&T makes any future change to this arbitration provision (other than a change to the Notice Address) during the period of time that you are receiving Services, you may reject any such change by sending us written notice within 30 days of the change to the Arbitration Notice Address provided above.  By rejecting any future change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any dispute between us in accordance with the language of this provision.

 

14.       Dispute Resolution with Yahoo

You and Yahoo! each agree that this Agreement and the relationship between You and Yahoo! shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions and that any and all claims, causes of action or disputes (regardless of theory) arising out of or relating to the services offered or provided by Yahoo!, or the relationship between you and Yahoo!, shall be brought exclusively in the courts located in the county of Santa Clara, California or the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. You and Yahoo! agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Santa Clara, California or the Northern District of California, and agree to waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over the parties by such courts and to venue in such courts.

 

15.       Software – End User License Agreement

If you have connected to the Service by downloading or installing AT&T’s and/or Yahoo!’s Internet software (“Software”), your use of that Software is subject to the End User License Agreement that accompanied that Software.  Otherwise, AT&T, Yahoo! or its applicable third party licensors, grants you a personal, non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of any software provided to you in conjunction with the Service on a single computer; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software.  You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, nor to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Service.  You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by AT&T and Yahoo! for use in accessing the Service. The Software is provided with RESTRICTED RIGHTS.  Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraphs (a) through (d) of the Commercial Computer Restricted Rights clause at FAR 52.227-19 when applicable, or in subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of The Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause of DFARS and in similar clauses in the NASA FAR Supplement.

AT&T, Yahoo!, or applicable third party licensors may provide Software upgrades, updates or supplements (such as, but not limited to, adding or removing features or updating security components).  You understand that whether the equipment is owned by you or AT&T, AT&T, Yahoo!, or the applicable third party licensor, has the unrestricted right, but not the obligation, to upgrade, update, or supplement the Software on your equipment at any time.

Export Limits. None of the software or underlying information or technology may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders.   The Software and any underlying technology may not be exported outside the United States or to any foreign entity or “foreign person” as defined by U.S. government regulations, including without limitation, anyone who is not a citizen, national or lawful permanent resident of the United States. 

 

16.      Operational Limits/Force Majeure

Provisioning of the Service is subject to the availability and the operational limitations of the requisite equipment and associated facilities. You understand and agree that temporary interruptions of the Service may occur as normal events in the provision of the Service and that AT&T and Yahoo! are not liable for such interruptions. You further understand and agree that AT&T and Yahoo! have no control over third party networks you may access in the course of your use of the Service, and therefore, delays and disruptions of other network transmissions are beyond the control of AT&T and Yahoo!. In addition, AT&T and Yahoo! are not liable for any failure of performance due to any cause beyond their reasonable control including acts of God, fire, explosion, vandalism, terrorism, cable cut, major weather disturbance, national emergencies, riots, wars, labor difficulties, supplier failures, shortages, breaches, any law, order, regulation, direction, action, or request by any government, civil or military authority, or suspension of existing service in compliance with state and/or federal law, rules and regulations, or delays caused by you or your equipment.

 

17.     Support + Customer Service

AT&T provides free basic customer care for Service purchased from AT&T and covered under this Agreement. However, Customers in some areas are also eligible for Support +, a fee-based option for customer service and trouble-shooting associated with issues unrelated to the Service (e.g. help setting up your computer or troubleshooting problems with certain operating systems). Should you choose to purchase or subscribe to AT&T’s Support + service, you agree to be bound by the Terms & Conditions located at: www.att.com/ConnecTechTOS. AT&T reserves the right to change these Terms & Conditions from time to time in its sole discretion, with or without prior notice, by displaying the revised verbiage on www.att.com/ConnecTechTOS. It is your obligation to periodically review the Support + Terms & Conditions. Your use of the Support + service following any such change (whether or not such changes are reviewed) constitutes your agreement to be bound by the Terms & Conditions as amended.

 

18.       DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

1.    YOUR USE OF THE SITE, SERVICE AND/OR SOFTWARE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THEY ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.  AT&T, YAHOO! AND THEIR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

2.    AT&T, YAHOO! AND THEIR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SITE, SERVICE AND/OR SOFTWARE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SITE, SERVICE AND/OR SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE (FOR EXAMPLE BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEITHER AT&T NOR YAHOO! WARRANTS THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS RECEIVE EMAILS ADDRESSED TO YOU), (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, SERVICE AND/OR SOFTWARE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE, SERVICE AND/OR SOFTWARE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATION, AND (v) ANY ERRORS IN THE SITE, SERVICE AND/OR SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.

3.    ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE, SERVICE AND/OR SOFTWARE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

4.    NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM AT&T OR YAHOO! OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE, SERVICE AND/OR SOFTWARE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.

 

19.     LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER AT&T NOR YAHOO! NOR THEIR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS OR LICENSORS WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSES (EVEN IF AT&T OR YAHOO! HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM; (a) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, SERVICE AND/OR SOFTWARE; (b) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES ; (c) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (d) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE, SERVICE AND/OR SOFTWARE; (e) FAILURE TO INSURE THE COMPATIBILITY OF YOUR SYSTEM (I.E., THE EQUIPMENT, DEVICES, AND SOFTWARE THAT YOU PROVIDE TO RECEIVE THE SERVICE) WITH THE SITE, SERVICE AND/OR SOFTWARE, OR (f) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE, SERVICE AND/OR SOFTWARE.

Exclusions and Limitations. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 18 AND 19 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

20.     Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Yahoo!, AT&T and their subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders, licensors or other partners and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Site or Service, your use of the Site or Service, your connection to the Site or Service, your violation of this Agreement, your violation of the AUP or your violation of any rights of another.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for all use of the Site and Service using your account, including use by Sub Accounts, and that this Agreement, the Acceptable Use Policy and Privacy Policies, as amended from time to time, apply to any and all usage of your account, including use by Sub Accounts.  You agree to abide by these terms and you agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify AT&T and Yahoo! from and against any and all claims stemming from usage of this account and any Sub-Account-whether or not such usage is expressly authorized by you.

 

21.     General

a. Special Admonition for Services Related to Financial Matters. If you intend to create or join any service, receive or request any news, messages, alerts or other information from the Site or Service concerning companies, stock quotes, investments or securities, AT&T and Yahoo! and their licensors will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the Service, and will not be responsible or liable for any trading or investment decisions made based on such information. The Site and Service is provided for informational purposes only, and no Content included in the Site or Service is intended for trading or investing purposes. 

b. Contact Information. Unless otherwise specified in this Agreement, notices by Members to AT&T must be given by calling: for AT&T Dial subscribers (1-866-722-3425), for AT&T High Speed Internet subscribers (1-877-722-3755),  for AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet subscribers (1-800-ATT-2020), for FastAccess DSL and BellSouth Dial Internet subscribers (1-888-321-2375), and AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet-Business Edition, AT&T High Speed Internet Business Edition, AT&T High Speed Internet Business Edition Direct, FastAccess Business DSL and FastAccess Business DSL Direct subscribers (1-800-321-2000) .  LEGAL NOTICES to AT&T and Yahoo! must be given by letter delivered by first class US mail to AT&T Service, PO Box 204089, Austin, Texas 78720-4089.

c. Trademark Information/Proprietary Rights

The YAHOO!, Yahoo! logo, and all other Yahoo! logos and product and service names are each trademarks of Yahoo! Inc. (the “Yahoo! Marks”). You may not display or use the Yahoo! Marks in any manner without Yahoo’s prior written permission. AT&T and the AT&T logos and all other AT&T brands, logos and product and service names (“AT&T marks”) are registered trademarks or trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property.  Any use of AT&T Marks is prohibited without permission of AT&T Intellectual Property.

Nothing contained in this Agreement may be construed to convey to you any interest, title, or license in the Member ID, email address, Universal Resource Locator, IP address, or domain name used by you in connection with the Service.

d. Additional Terms.  This Agreement, any other policies or guidelines referenced herein and the terms set forth in any promotional offer for the Service constitute the entire agreement between AT&T, Yahoo! and you.  This Agreement governs your use of the Site and/or Service, superseding any prior agreement between you and Yahoo! or AT&T with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement.  You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other Yahoo!, AT&T or affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.   The failure of AT&T or Yahoo! to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.  If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement remain in full force and effect.  You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to this agreement.  You agree that your Yahoo! account is non-transferable and any rights to your Yahoo! I.D. or contents within your account terminate upon your death.  Upon receipt of a copy of a death certificate, your account may be terminated and all contents therein permanently deleted.  You agree that regardless of any statute of laws to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or this Agreement must be filled within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. We can assign all or part of AT&T or Yahoo’s rights or duties under this Agreement without notifying you. You may not assign this Agreement or the Services without prior written consent.  If any part of this Agreement is found invalid, the rest of the Agreement will remain valid and enforceable. The section titles and paragraph headings in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

e. Survival. Obligations and rights in connection with this Agreement, which by their nature would continue beyond the termination, cancellation or expiration of this Agreement, will survive the termination, cancellation or expiration of the Agreement, including, but not limited to those in the following sections: Equipment and Software, Payment, Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitation of Liability, Dispute Resolution by Binding Arbitration, General.

To report violations of this Agreement or the AT&T Acceptable Use Policy, please go to:  http://www.corp.att.com/aup/ or e-mail us at abuse@att.net.

Last updated: : June 27, 2014..

 

[1] AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet, AT&T High Speed Internet, AT&T U-verse High Speed Business Edition, AT&T High Speed Internet Business Edition, AT&T High Speed Internet Direct, AT&T High Speed Internet Business Edition Direct, and AT&T Dial services are provided by your local AT&T telephone company which is one of the following, depending on the state where service is provided: Southwestern Bell Telephone Company (in AR, KS, MO, OK, and TX), Pacific Bell Telephone Company (in CA), Illinois Bell Telephone Company (in IL), Indiana Bell Telephone Company, Incorporated (in IN), Michigan Bell Telephone Company (in MI), Nevada Bell Telephone company (in NV), The Ohio Bell Telephone Company (in OH), Wisconsin Bell, Inc. (in WI), The Southern New England Telephone Company (in CT), or BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC (in AL, GA, FL, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN).  FastAccess DSL, FastAccess Business DSL, FastAccess Business DSL Direct, and BellSouth® Dial Internet Service are provided by BellSouth Telecommunications.  AT&T Dial provided in other states is provided by AT&T Corp.  (All companies listed are referred to herein as “AT&T”).

 

 

Schedule 1

Business Customers

Additional Terms and Conditons

 

1. Inside Wire.  When ordering AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Service , you will be responsible for obtaining Inside Wire (IW) in the form of copper wire or fiber optic cable between AT&T’s network termination interface at your building and the gateway equipment located at the customer premises.  You may have the option of ordering IW from AT&T or installing your own IW.  If you elect to install your own IW, the IW must be installed and available for use by AT&T Technicians before you order AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Service. If inside wire service is ordered from AT&T, it is Customer’s full responsibility to obtain landlord permission or approvals for such inside wiring.

2. Inside Wire-Disclaimer of Warranties.   If inside wire is provided by AT&T, Customer will upon completion of installation have full ownership and responsibility for such inside wire.  AT&T MAKES NO WARRANTY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY WORK OR MATERIALS CONSTITUTING OR ASSOCIATED WITH ANY INSIDE WIRE.  AT&T EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE, AND AT&T HAS NO RESPONSIBILITY TO MAINTAIN, UPDATE, REPAIR, REPLACE, DE-INSTALL, OR REMOVE ANY INSTALLED INSIDE WIRE.

3. Service Guides.  If you are an AT&T FastAccess Business DSL customer, or an AT&T High Speed Internet Business Edition customer, you are also subject to the terms set forth in the service guides for these services, which are incorporated herein by reference and may be found at:

·         http://serviceguidenew.att.com/sg_flashPlayerPage/FADSL (Fast Access® Business DSL)

·         http://serviceguidenew.att.com/sg_flashPlayerPage/HSI (AT&T High Speed Internet Business Edition)

 

4. Reimbursement for Time, Materials and Expenses (Business Customers Only)  If Customer cancels an order for or terminates any Service or Service Component (other than as permitted for default by AT&T), or AT&T cancels an order for or terminates any Service or Service Component for cause, prior to its Service Commencement Date, Customer will reimburse AT&T for time, materials and expenses incurred prior to the effective date of such cancellation or termination, plus any third party charges resulting from the cancellation or termination.

 

 

5.  Arbitration  Agreement:

AT&T and you (“We”) agree to resolve all disputes between us through binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, as modified by this provision.    

 

This agreement to arbitrate is broad, and includes disputes of any type between AT&T (including its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, predecessors, successors, and assigns) and you (including authorized or unauthorized users/beneficiaries of services or devices) under this or prior agreements.  We agree that WE are waiving the right to a trial by jury, to participate in a class action, or to seek remedies beyond the extent necessary to provide individualized relief to, and affecting only, AT&T or You ALone. WE AGREE NOT TO ACT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED OR DE FACTO CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, OR AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL OR ON BEHALF OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC.  Except for matters relating to arbitrability or to the scope and enforceability of the arbitration provision or the interpretation of the limitations on class, representative, private attorney general, and non-individualized relief, all issues are for the arbitrator to decide.

 

A party seeking arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”). Notice to AT&T must be addressed to: Office of Dispute Resolution, AT&T, 1025 Lenox Park Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30319 (“Notice Address”). The Notice must (a) describe the basis of the claim or dispute; (b) describe the specific relief sought (“Demand”); and (c) provide your AT&T account number. If We do not resolve the claim within 30 days after receipt of the Notice, either of us may commence an arbitration. The amount of any settlement offer made by AT&T or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount of any award on the merits.

 

Unless We agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in the county of your billing address. AT&T will pay all AAA filing, administration, and arbitrator fees for a claim brought by AT&T or for a claim or Demand valued at up to $25,000 brought by You. If the arbitrator finds that your claim or Demand is frivolous or is brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)), then the payment of fees will be governed by the AAA rules and You agree to reimburse AT&T for fees already paid by AT&T that are your obligation under the AAA rules.

 

If you complied with the notice procedures above; the value of your claim or Demand is $25,000 or less; and the arbitrator awards you an amount greater than the value of AT&T’s last written settlement offer made before an arbitrator was selected (or any amount if AT&T made no offer), AT&T will:

 

·                   Pay you the award or $10,000, whichever is greater (‘Alternative Payment’); and

·                   Pay your attorney, if any, the amount of attorneys’ fees and expenses (including expert witness fees and costs) that your attorney reasonably accrues for investigating, preparing and pursuing your claim in arbitration (“Attorney Award”).

 

The arbitrator may rule on the payment of fees, expenses, and the Alternative Payment and Attorney Award during the proceeding and within 14 days after his/her final ruling on the merits.  In assessing whether the award is greater than the value of AT&T's last written settlement offer, the arbitrator may consider only those attorneys’ fees or expenses that you incurred through the date of your Notice and which had been awarded to You.  You may also recover attorneys' fees and expenses under applicable law, but you may not recover duplicative awards of attorneys’ fees or expenses.

 

This Agreement evidences a transaction in interstate commerce, and the Federal Arbitration Act governs. This arbitration provision survives termination of this Agreement.  As the exclusive alternative to arbitration, AT&T or you may commence an individual action in Small Claims Court. If a court rejects enforcement of any of the limitations on class, representative, private attorney general, or non-individualized relief as to a particular claim for relief, then that claim (and only that claim) must be severed from the arbitration and may be brought in court.  Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, We agree that if AT&T makes any future change to this arbitration provision (except a change to the Notice Address) during your Service commitment, you may reject any such change by sending AT&T written notice within 30 days of the change to the Notice Address. By rejecting any future change,You agree to arbitrate any dispute in accordance with the language of this provision.

 

If you are located in Puerto Rico, in addition to pursuing arbitration in accordance with this provision, you may notify the Telecommunications Regulatory Board of Puerto Rico of your grievance.  Mail: 500 Ave. Roberto H. Tood (Parada 18), San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907-3941; Phone: 1-787-756-0804 or 1-866-578-5500; Online: jrtpr.gobierno.pr.