PAARIS Client Agreement
The Terms are a set of rules you agree to when applying to the program. They address several issues including matters of fact, prohibited conduct, information disclosure, and contingency planning.
- You agree to take all necessary steps to improve your life in general both personally and professionally at all levels.
- You agree that you are in fact the person you claim to be and if claiming to represent a person, business, non-profit group, or government organization that you are in fact legally authorized to act on the behalf of that entity. If found not to be the person you claim to be you agree that your application to the program is fraudulent and constitutes identity theft if the person you claim to be does in fact exist. If found not to be legally authorized to act on the behalf of a business, non-profit group, or government organization that you claim to represent at any point during your use of the program you agree that your use of the program is fraudulent.
- Upon admission to the program you agree that this agreement applies to anyone you authorize to use your account or act on your behalf just as this agreement applies to you. If acting on behalf of a business, non-profit group, or government organization accepted into the program you agree that if you become unable to legally act on their behalf for any reason whatsoever (ex: reassigned, laid off, fired, etc.) to terminate your use of the program, turn over all necessary data to your replacement so that they can use the program, and do everything within your power to help them pick up where you left off easily.
- You agree that providing administrative optimization services including, but not necessarily limited to personal data blocking, title tag optimization, and meta tag optimization does not make PostAlmostAnything.com or any partner site co-author of any user generated content (UGC) on optimized pages. As part of this agreement you understand that PAARIS does not edit, alter, or delete UGC when implementing its features.
- You agree that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) protects websites that provide online publishing services to end users from all legal liabilities related to content published by users through their services. You agree that the First Amendment of the United States Constitution provides additional free speech protection governing the accurate reporting of statements by third parties. You also agree that the Oregon Media Shield Law protects service providers from having to turn over data on anonymous web users by subpeona or otherwise.
- You agree that webmasters are not responsible for content copied from their websites and displayed elsewhere on the internet by third parties.
- You agree that webmasters are not responsible for syndicated content displayed on their websites.
- You agree that webmasters are not responsible for content on third party websites that originated from their RSS feeds.
- You agree never to file a complaint against us with any payment service provider, payment gateway, credit card company, or financial institution regarding payments made to us as part of PAARIS without both complaining to us first and allowing us reasonable time to respond. Reasonable time is 30 days since the date of payment for services not yet rendered and 30 days since the date of new service requests for low risk clients. For low risk clients reasonable time is 30 days since the date of payment for services not yet rendered or 30 days since the date of new service requests. For medium risk and high risk clients reasonable time is 30 days since the date of payment for services not yet rendered or 30 days since the date of payment for service charges associated with new service requests.
- You agree never to disclose information originating from your use of PAARIS, PostAlmostAnything.com as a whole, or any affiliated website to a third party without our expressed written consent.
- You agree never to make public statements about PostAlmostAnything.com, its owners, or associates that are disparaging or negative in any way without our expressed written consent.
- You agree never to bring a court action against PostAlmostAnything.com, its owners, or associates without our expressed written consent.
- You agree not to hold PostAlmostAnything.com, its owners, or associates liable for failing to provide services if we are temporarily delayed from doing so due to circumstances beyond our control.
These are our reasons for the above The Terms. They are being included to help explain our reasoning for having those Terms, some reasons include promises from us to assure fair treatment for you. Each number below corresponds to one of The Terms from above.
- We just want you have a better life because no one is perfect, neither are you, and you can get better.
- The reason for this Term is a no brainer that should be totally obvious to you. We only want people who are who they say they are and don’t want to waste our time with imitators or people acting on the behalf of those they are not legally authorized to act on the behalf of.
- We want to make sure businesses, non-profit groups, and government organizations are not inconvenienced by personnel changes. To make personnel adjustments as easy on yourself as possible we want you to facilitate the transition between old and new properly because under some circumstances proving authorization could be impossible for replacements. For instance if you create an account on behalf of a company using an email belonging to the company’s corporate website (ex: email@example.com) and are fired tomorrow it could be impossible for your replacement to prove that they are in fact authorized to act on behalf of that company without verifying an email address at that same domain name because without verification they could be anyone using an email address at another domain(ex: firstname.lastname@example.org). Imposters are notorious for finding every possible excuse for not being able to verify their identity (ex: I lost my password, I can’t get an email address at that domain, or my ISP is blocking me at that address) and we would be fools to service unverified people.
- It is important that you know the difference between co-authoring data, substituting data, and adding data. Co-authoring requires the editing or altering of data, substituting data is the simple choice of displaying one piece of data instead of another, and adding data requires the creation of new data. To the human eye of an untrained end user it can be extremely difficult if not impossible to tell the difference between co-authoring, substituting, and adding data because any combination of the three can produce similar visual effects. In the case of PAARIS we use a combination of substitution and new data with no co-authoring. In the case of our Silver Package we could co-author work if we wanted to by going into the record and removing phone numbers, changing post titles, and editing description fields to create the desired number blocking, custom title, and meta description tag effects, but we use substitution and new data instead. The number block works by adding numbers as new data to a blacklist, the custom page titles work by adding new data to custom title fields in the database, and the custom meta descriptions works just like custom titles with custom description fields in the database, so when the page loads a script checks to see if PAARIS has been applied to the record before substituting new data for old data. The substitution process works without editing the original work at all to create an optimized effect for the human eye.
- This Term is to assure PAARIS a healthy roster of members familiar with free speech protection laws that protect PostAlmostAnything.com and other websites. For instance PostAlmostAnything.com is not obligated to police user activity because the CDA protects service providers from being liable for user activity, the First Amendment grants freedom of the press which gives everyone the right to accurately report what someone says even if they are telling a lie (ex: "Joe Doe says that Jane Doe is a…."), and the Oregon Media Shield Law protects people from having to reveal information about confidential sources including user data. If you want to learn more about free speech protection laws use the almighty Google.
- This Term is here to establish that you know and understand that copying content visible elsewhere on the web does not make the copier responsible for statement made within. This falls under freedom of the press as mentioned in Term 5 because the person copying the information is just reporting something they witnessed elsewhere.
- This Term exists so we know that you are aware of the nature of syndicated content on the web with specific attention given to syndicated newsreels. PostAlmostAnything.com and partner sites in PAARIS offer their content in the form of RSS feeds that other webmasters can add to their sites. In some cases feed content is only displayed temporarily in the form of links on a page while in rarer cases the content might get posted to a blog or social networking site automatically. Those webmasters are not responsible for the content of those feeds because they did not create it and we want to make sure you know that before you think about bothering them.
- This Term applies to cases in which third party websites elect to consume content from sites in the PAARIS network using their RSS feeds because it is important for you to understand that without administrative access we cannot edit, alter, or delete content. The only exception to this is if we own or have administrative access to sites consuming our content. When applying the Syndicated Content Clean-Up service from the Silver Package it is important to remember that we may not be able to clean up everything.
- We have every intention on providing quality service in a timely manner and in order to do that best for everyone we need to delegate time efficiently. As a result we may not be able to answer questions from you on the same day you ask for them or even the day after. If we cannot provide you with services as advertised we have no problem issuing refunds under the right circumstances, but those circumstances do not include impatience on your part and we don’t want to hear about a bunch of complaints along the lines of “I emailed them five times yesterday and didn’t get a single response, give me my money back”. We don’t want complaints like “I emailed them every day last week and didn’t get a response, give me my money back” either and we do want to provide prompt service at all times, but realistically we must give ourselves a buffer just in case. This buffer is based on the Federal Trade Commission's "30 Day Rule" for delivering a product ordered via mail or telephone. We will do everything we can to prevent your wait from getting anywhere near 30 days, but we just want to make sure you give us a good chance to service your needs before taking your business elsewhere and we would be fools to give ourselves the biggest time buffer possible.
- To assure quality service for paying members we may choose to make some types of information public and keep other types private or at least just between clients and us. This information may include trade secrets that you become privileged to as a PAARIS member the disclosure of which could make providing services to other clients more difficult if publicly disclosed. For instance if we use a special tactic to help a Gold Package customer mediate a situation with an author we suspect of posting false information and that tactic helps persuade the author to remove their work we don’t want the customer to post something online praising the tactic because doing so could make it harder to use on other suspicious authors.
- Some sites participating in PAARIS already have a horrible time dealing with false information about them on the internet and don’t need to waste time addressing negative information published online elsewhere typically by online stalkers that somehow think their objections to content entitles them to some kind of right to badger, track down, libel, or otherwise harass the owner in some way. Those experiences have helped us learn and make PAARIS better, but we would rather spend our time serving your needs here and resolving any problems you may have in house. If something about the program isn’t working as you would like we want you to tell us so that we can make it work for you.
- Some say that any prosecutor can "indict a ham sandwich". That saying might as well be "any crackpot can file a lawsuit against anyone for anything". Florida resident David Pitchford made a perfect example of this point recently when he sued Julian Assange (no association) for "NEGLIGENT and INTENTIONAL INFLICTION of EMOTIONAL DISTRESS" on the grounds that his website Wikileaks put him "in fear of being on the brink of nucliar WAR" by releasing "United States dockuments" for which Pitchford demanded $150,000,000 in compensation because the "Plainiff Depennds apon" Medicaid and “the United States is Out of money" (see the court document filed by David Pitchford). People like that believe that filing a lawsuit somehow entitles them to the privilege of an audience with the defendant. We will do everything we can to satisfy your needs online, but we will not take kindly to anyone engaging in frivolous activities against us. To assure basic levels of quality among PAARIS members we want you to consider the needs of other members before doing anything that could distract us from serving their needs. Don't be a crackpot like David Pitchford.
- We want PAARIS members to hold people responsible for their actions if we are forced to delegate time elsewhere against our will. This Term only applies to cases in which our ability to provide services are temporarily delayed and we are still capable of providing services once the cause of the delay has been neutralized. For instance if we drop dead tomorrow or voluntarily shut down all of our services this Term would not apply, but if someone kidnapped us and locked us up in a basement for a few days or put us in the hospital by infecting us with the next super flu it would apply because we would have no way of servicing you due to circumstances beyond our control.