These Terms of Service (“Terms”) apply to your access to and use of the Pure usenet services, websites, any applications
and other online products and services (collectively, our “Services”). By clicking to indicate your
these Terms or otherwise using our Services, you agree to these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms,
the mandatory arbitration provision in these Terms, you may not use our Services.
In addition to these Terms, please refer to our Privacy
Policy for information about how we collect, use and
disclose information about you. We reserve the right to modify, supplement or rescind our Terms of Service at any
When you make payment for our Services, Lakahraun EHF shall be the owner and manager of the billing
relationship with you.
You must be at least 18 years of age to use our Services. You certify to use that you are an adult by accepting these
Terms and that you will be the sole user of your account. If you are not above the age of 18, you are not allowed to
use the Services.
Our Services are not offered for commercial use and you may not resell the Services or allow any other party to use
User Generated Content
You understand that we are providing you with unfiltered access to Usenet through our Services. We cannot, nor do we
try to, control the content that you will receive via Usenet. We do not review or modify any content that is posted
to our Services. Usenet groups may carry offensive, harmful, or inaccurate material, and in some cases postings that
have been mislabeled. We expect that you will use caution--and common sense--when using Usenet. Furthermore, you
shall comply with all applicable laws regarding your access to the Services.
You shall not use the system to post or transmit any illegal material, including without limitation any
transmissions that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or would violate any
international, national, state, or local law or regulation.
Copyright Protected Materials
You agree that you shall not upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, or distribute in any way, images, videos,
information, software or other material that is protected by copyright laws or other proprietary rights or
derivative works, without obtaining permission of the copyright owner(s) or rightsholders.
Acceptable Use Policy
You may not use our services to post or transmit any illegal material, including without limitation any
transmissions that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any
local, state, national or international law or regulation. In particular, the following is a representative,
non-exhaustive list of acts that are prohibited:
violating intellectual property laws
anything involving child endangerment
the posting of chain letters or pyramid schemes;
acts which involve deceptive online marketing practices or fraud;
acts which may materially affect the quality of another users' experience;
unauthorized use (or attempted unauthorized use) or sabotage of any computers, machines or networks;
introducing malicious programs into our network or servers (e.g. viruses, worms, trojan horses, etc.);
engaging in any monitoring or interception of data not intended for you without authorization;
attempting to circumvent authentication or security of any host, network, or account ("cracking") without
using any program/script/command, or sending messages of any kind, designed to interfere with a third-party
customer terminal session, via any means, locally or via the internet;
"phishing," that is, simulating communications from a website or service of another entity in order to
collect identity information, authentication credentials, or other information from the legitimate users of
that entity's service;
"pharming," that is, using malware, dns cache poisoning or other means to redirect a user to a website or
other service that simulates a service offered by a legitimate entity in order to collect identity
information, authentication credentials, or other information from the legitimate users of that entity's
transmitting or receiving, uploading, using or reusing material, which is abusive, indecent, defamatory,
obscene or menacing, or a breach of confidence, privacy or similar third-party rights;
furnishing false or incorrect personal information when creating an account;
advertising, transmitting or otherwise making available any software, program, product or service that is
designed to violate this policy;
falsifying header information or user identification information.
Our Services, including the trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos contained therein, are owned by or
licensed to Pure Usenet and are protected and its reproduction without our consent is expressly forbidden. We hereby
grant a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to use our Services for your
own personal use; however, such license is subject to these Terms and does not include any right to (a) sell or
resell any aspect of our Services to any third party; (b) copy, reproduce, distribute or publicly display the
Services; (c) modify the Services, remove any proprietary rights notices or markings, or otherwise make any
derivative uses of our Services; or (d) use our Services other than for their intended purposes. Any use of our
Services other than as specifically authorized herein, without our prior written permission, is strictly prohibited
and will terminate the license granted herein.
We do not control, endorse or take responsibility for any User Content or Third-Party Content available on or linked
to by our Services. Your use of our Services is at your sole risk. Our Services are provided “as is” and “as
available” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied
warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. In addition, we do not
represent or warrant that our Services are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. You assume the
entire risk as to the quality and performance of the Services.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Pure Usenet, our
subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of our respective officers, directors, agents, partners and employees
(individually and collectively, the "Pure Usenet Parties") from and against any loss, liability, claim,
damages, expenses or costs ("Claims") arising out of or related to (a) your access to or use of our Services;
your violation of these Terms; (d) your violation, misappropriation or infringement of any rights of another
(including intellectual property rights or privacy rights); or (e) your conduct in connection with our Services. You
agree to promptly notify Pure Usenet Parties of any third party Claims, cooperate with Pure Usenet Parties in
defending such Claims and pay all fees, costs and expenses associated with defending such Claims (including, but not
limited to, attorneys' fees). You also agree that the Pure Usenet Parties will have control of the defense or
settlement of any third party Claims. This indemnity is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other indemnities
set forth in a written agreement between you and us or the other Pure Usenet Parties.
Limitation of liability
We will not be liable to you under any theory of liability—whether based in contract, tort, negligence,
or otherwise—for any indirect, consequential, incidental, special damages or lost profits arising out of or
way related to these Terms or our Services, even if we or the other Pure Usenet Parties have been advised of
possibility of such damages.
The total liability of Pure Usenet Parties, for any claim arising out of or relating to these Terms or our
Services, regardless of the form of the action, is limited to the greater of $100 or the amounts paid by you
via the Services in the 6 months prior to the claim.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you release Pure Usenet Parties from responsibility, liability,
claims, demands, and/or damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown (including,
but not limited to, claims of negligence), arising out of or related to disputes between users and the acts or
omissions of third parties.
Transfer and Processing Data
By accessing or using our Services, you consent to the processing, transfer and storage of information about you in
Iceland and other countries, where you may not have the same rights and protections as you do under local law.
Dispute Resolution; Binding Arbitration
Please read the following section carefully because it requires you to arbitrate certain disputes and claims with
and limits the manner in which you can seek relief from us.
You and Pure Usenet waive your rights to a jury trial and to have any dispute arising out of or
Terms or our Services resolved in court. Instead, all disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms or
Services will be resolved through confidential binding arbitration held in Orange County, Florida in
the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures ("Rules") of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation
("JAMS"), which are available on the JAMS
website and hereby
by reference. You either acknowledge and
agree that you have read and understand the rules of JAMS or waive your opportunity to read the rules of
any claim that the rules of JAMS are unfair or should not apply for any reason.
You and Pure Usenet agree that any dispute arising out of or related to these Terms or our Services
personal to you and Pure Usenet and that any dispute will be resolved solely through individual
will not be brought as a class arbitration, class action or any other type of representative
You and Pure Usenet agree that these Terms affect interstate commerce and that the
Section 20 will be substantively and procedurally governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1, et
(the “FAA”), to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. As limited by the FAA, these Terms and the
Rules, the arbitrator will have exclusive authority to make all procedural and substantive decisions
dispute and to grant any remedy that would otherwise be available in court; provided, however, that the
does not have the authority to conduct a class arbitration or a representative action, which is prohibited
Terms. The arbitrator may only conduct an individual arbitration and may not consolidate more than one
claims, preside over any type of class or representative proceeding or preside over any proceeding involving
than one individual. You and Pure Usenet agree that for any arbitration you initiate, the party filing the
will pay the filing fee and the parties will split the remaining JAMS fees and costs. You and Pure Usenet
the state or federal courts of the State of Florida and the United States sitting in Orange County, Florida
exclusive jurisdiction over any appeals and the enforcement of an arbitration award.
ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS OR OUR SERVICES MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE YEAR
CLAIM AROSE; OTHERWISE, THE CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU AND PURE USENET WILL NOT HAVE
RIGHT TO ASSERT THE CLAIM.
Governing Law and Venue
These Terms and your access to and use of our Services will be governed by and construed and enforced in
accordance with the laws of Florida, without regard to conflict of law rules or principles (whether of Florida
or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. Any dispute
between the parties that is not subject to arbitration or cannot be heard in small claims court will be resolved
in the state or federal courts of Florida and the United States, respectively, sitting in Orange County,
We reserve the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate your right to access or use our
Services or to discontinue all or a part of the Services. We are not responsible for any loss or harm related to
your inability to access or use our Services.
If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision or part of
the provision is deemed severable from these Terms and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any
remaining provisions. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Pure Usenet relating to your
access to and use of our Services. The failure of Pure Usenet to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these
Terms will not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience
only and have no legal or contractual effect. Except as otherwise provided herein, these Terms are intended solely
for the benefit of the parties and are not intended to confer third party beneficiary rights upon any other person
Reykjavik 108 Iceland
EIS Management, Inc.
807 W. Morse Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32789
Effective: February 1, 2020
Thanks for using Pure Usenet! Here we describe how we collect, use and handle your personal information when you use our websites and services (“Services”).
Our Services are not intended for anyone under the age of 18. As addressed in the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and associated rules,
we do not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from anyone under the age of 13.
What & Why
We collect and use the following information to provide, protect and improve our Services:
Account Information: We collect information when you register for an account, update your profile, request customer support or otherwise
communicate with us. The types of information we collect include your first and last name, email address, phone number, username, zip code and country,
payment method information, and any other information you choose to provide.
Location Information: We collect approximate location of your computer or device you use to connect to our website or Services based on your computer or device’s IP address.
Log Information: We collect server logs in connection with your use of our website and Services, which include IP address and the date and time of the connection.
Usage Information: We collect customer usage of the Services and amount of data transferred. We do not monitor where you post, what you download or what you put in news articles that you post.
Cookies: We use technologies like cookies and pixel tags to provide, improve, protect and promote our Services. Cookies help us with things like remembering your username for your next visit,
understand how you are using and interacting with our websites and Services, and improving them based on that information. You can set your browser to not accept cookies.
Why: We combine the information we collect about you and this information for the following reasons:
Process your transactions
Provide and improve our websites and Services
Communicate with you regarding support issues
Send you information about our products, services, special events and promotions
Detect and prevent fraudulent transaction and other illegal activities
Share information with our corporate affiliates, parents or subsidiaries; and
Carry out any other purpose described to you at the time the information was collected.
Reasons For Processing Your Data: We collect and use the personal data described above in order to provide you with the websites and Services in a reliable and secure manner. We only collect and use personal data for legitimate business needs.
Sharing of Information
We may share information about you as follows:
With service providers in connection with the services they perform for us or you;
In response to a request for information we believe is required by any applicable law, legal process or regulation or to meet national security or law enforcement requirements;
In connection with a sale, merger, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company; and
With your consent or at your direction
The information we collect about you may be transferred to, and accessed from within, the United States, which may not offer the same level of data protection as your home jurisdiction.
We will take steps to maintain an adequate level of protection for this information in the jurisdictions in which we process it. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (“EEA”),
this information is transferred to the United States pursuant to our Privacy Shield certification. Please see the “Note to EEA Residents” section below for more details.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies.
Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our websites.
You may opt out of receiving promotional emails from us by following the instructions in those emails. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as those
about billing information related to your account or customer support. You may also opt-out of receiving promotional emails and other promotional communications from us at
any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a written request.
We store the information we collect about you for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it. We may retain certain information for legitimate
business purposes or as required by law.
Note To EEA Residents:
If you are a resident of the EEA, you have certain rights and protections under the law regarding our processing of your personal data. Please see the sections below for more details.
Legal Basis for Processing
We will only process personal data about in accordance with the following legal bases:
As necessary to perform our responsibilities under our contract with you. For example, by processing your order and fulfilling the products or services you purchase.
When we have a legitimate interest in processing your personal data. For example, to communicate with you about changes to our Services or legal documents, to prevent fraud, or to provide, protect and improve our products and services.
If we request your consent to a specific processing activity (such as to send marketing emails), and you provide your consent in the manner indicated.
In some cases, processing will be necessary for compliance with a legal obligation, such as response to legal process requests.
You have the right to access personal data we hold about you and to ask that this data be corrected. In certain cases, you may also have the right to request that we erase data we are processing or to restrict or object to certain of our processing activities.
You may also have the right to request that we provide you with the personal data you have provided us in a portable form for transmission to another controller’s service. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, you may contact us.
EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework
EIS Management, Inc. (“Pure Usenet”) adheres to the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Principles issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce (the “Principles”) in connection with our processing of personal data received from the European
Economic Area, United Kingdom and Switzerland (“Covered Data”). For more information about the Principles and to view our certification, please visit the Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield website. You may contact us about any question or complaint regarding adherence
to the Principles as indicated above. If we do not resolve your complaint, you may submit your complaint free of charge to JAMS at https://www.jamsadr.com/file-an-eu-us-privacy-shield-claim, our designated Privacy Shield independent dispute
resolution provider. Under certain conditions specified by the Principles, you may also be able to invoke binding arbitration to resolve your complaint. We are subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission. If we share Covered Data
with a third-party service provider that processes the data solely on our behalf, then we will be liable for that party’s processing of Covered Data in violation of the Principles, unless we can prove that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
We have a team dedicated to keeping your information secure and testing for vulnerabilities. To protect the confidentiality of your personal information, you must keep your password
confidential and not disclose it to any other person. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.