Thank you for choosing Meadville Online!

The following are ACCEPTABLE USES of Meadville Online:

  • Use for purposes in support of individual and business education, research and entertainment.

The following are UNACCEPTABLE USES  of Meadville Online:

User May Not:

  • Send SPAM, or bulk email when dialed into the network.

  • Post offensive, threatening, or SPAM, when using the newsgroups.

  • Use their personal FTP site for business sites.

  • Post or transmit viruses or any harmful component to others.

  • Transmit anything that is protected by copyright without permission.

  • Attempt to violate the security of any computer network

  • Engage in any illegal activity.

  • Share their account information with any other person.

General Conditions of Use:

You must be at least 18 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age, then a parent or legal guardian must agree to this service. The parent or guardian assumes all responsibility for the account. You are required to have a valid authorized account under your real name, containing true and valid information.

All accounts are strictly limited to one login at a time and may not be shared among friends or neighbors.

Meadville Online's regular monthly service is unlimited, meaning you are free to dial in at any time, but it is not to be used as a dedicated connection. When you are not actively using the system, we ask that you log off to ensure that connections are available for other active users. We reserve the right to utilize detection programs to ensure that customers are not using automated programs just to keep the connection alive. In these circumstances, we will discontinue the connection. If such activity continues, we will terminate service. Dedicated dial-up services are available for an additional charge. 

All regular personal and not-for-profit accounts are afforded up to 4 mailboxes and 30MB of disk storage on our server system for posting of a personal website.

Personal websites are limited to personal usage only, posting of commercial websites (including not-for-profit organizations) is prohibited without prior written permission. No websites may contain any obscene or offensive materials. Meadville Online personnel will review all personal websites for content and will restrict access to any account that violates these terms and agreements.

Any use that disrupts the normal use of the system for other customers is considered to be an abuse of the system and is grounds for administrative intervention. Some examples of system abuse include spawning excessive processes, consuming excessive amounts of memory or CPU for long periods of time, and staying attached to modems while not really "active" on the line.

You are responsible for safeguarding your account and password. Meadville Online can be reached from any site in the world, thus password security is of crucial importance.

ANY activity of this sort shall be grounds for the immediate termination of your account with Meadville Online, as well as the full disclosure of any and all information relating to this matter to the proper law enforcement authorities for criminal prosecution. The use of computer and Internet network services are subject to federal and state regulations, with which you are expected to be familiar. These local guidelines, which include federal and state regulations, of computer and international network usage are subject to revision. You as the user are expected to be familiar with any modifications and/or revisions in the laws and regulations.

Use of any information obtained via this service is at your own risk. Meadville Online specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through our services. Meadville Online does not warrant that its service will meet any specific requirement you have, or that it will be error-free or uninterrupted. Meadville Online shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, or consequential damages (including lost data, information, or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use, operation, or inability to use the service, whether caused by our own negligence, or by your own errors or omissions. Meadville Online makes no warranties, expressed or implied, as to the merchantability of the service or its fitness for a particular use or purpose.

You agree to read and abide by the definitive terms and conditions of service (which may be modified at any time without notice), published on the World-Wide Web at http://www.mdvl.net/policy.html. If you do not agree with the definitive terms and conditions, log off and contact us.  These terms and conditions supersede all previous representations, understandings, or agreements, and shall prevail notwithstanding any variance with terms and conditions of any order submitted.

We are not responsible for long distance charges incurred while dialing our servers.  Please make sure you are making a local call before you dial.

Conditions of Internet Access:

Traffic exiting Meadville Online to SprintNet is governed by the policies of SprintNet. Violations of this policy will result in the expulsion of the member or organization from Meadville Online, termination of Meadville Online services, and forfeiture of all fees paid to date.

E-mail, Data Transfer and Storage Policy

You may use your account only for lawful purposes. Transmission of any material in violation of federal, state or local regulations is prohibited.  This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material, or material protected by trade secret.

You may not engage in unauthorized duplication, alteration, or destruction of data, programs, or software on any local or remote system. You agree to indemnify and hold Meadville Online  harmless from any claims resulting from your use of the service which damage either you or another party.

You may not use computer resources to engage in abuse of local or other network users. This includes the transmission of obscene messages and the like. You may not use computer nor network facilities to attempt to breach security on any local or foreign hosts.  Any attempt to enter another computer by means of a back-door program such as "NetBus" will be cause for your account to be immediately terminated.

Members of Meadville Online are expressly prohibited from uploading or posting on Meadville Online or using the facilities of Meadville Online to upload or post any unlawful, libelous, obscene, profane or sexually explicit information of any kind, or any information which is offensive to the standards of Crawford County, Pennsylvania, community, or any information which would give rise to civil or criminal liability or which would violate any local, state, national or international law. Members of Meadville Online are expressly prohibited from uploading or posting any information on Meadville Online or using the facilities of Meadville Online to upload or post information which is protected by copyright without the express authorization of the copyright owner.

There is an explicit limit on the number of e-mail messages and data files that may be sent or received on Meadville Online. Meadville Online reserves the right to implement and enforce mail, data transfer and/or storage restrictions if any member's data use or storage becomes so large that it adversely affects the performance of Meadville Online or the ability of other members to the use the system.  The limit on mail data is 8MB.  Mailboxes that exceed that limit for over thirty (30) days may be purged.

  • User may not send to more than 50 recipients at a time. 

  • User may not send from an email address that is not their own.

  • User may not forge message headers to hide the origin of their email.

  • Provider may block certain attachment types used in transmitting viruses.

  • Provider may run a virus scanner on all mail and drop mail containing viruses.

Information stored in a member's electronic mailbox is subject to deletion after twenty (90) days have passed since the transfer, creation or last modification of that information, whichever is the most recent.

The sending of unsolicited marketing, advertising, or personnel recruiting materials via e-mail through the Meadville Online system and to other Meadville Online members is strictly prohibited. This practice is illegal under federal law and will result in termination of your account and possible criminal prosecution.

We do not and will not perform system backups on any User's E-mail account(s). We shall not be held responsible for any lost E-mail data, email attachments, or any E-mail message contents, regardless of the reasoning for data loss or system causes. Except as otherwise set forth herein, we will not provide historical data, to any party for any reason, regarding any system or Internet activity.

Our Rights

To provide the best available service to all members, any member will be automatically logged-off Meadville Online if there is a period of inactivity of 30 minutes.

Meadville Online reserves the right to shut down the system or portions of the system to service, repair or maintain the system. Every effort will be made to notify members in advance of an anticipated shut-down of the system.

Meadville Online reserves the right to terminate the service of any member for violation of any of the Meadville Online policies, or for any other reason.

Meadville Online reserves the right to block access to any web site that is deemed inappropriate or depicts itself as "Meadville Online".

Billing Policies

The account holder acknowledges responsibility for the account until payment in full is made. If your account is suspended for non-payment, there may be a $5 fee for re-activation.  Termination of an account due to lack of payment does not remove your obligation under this agreement to pay all fees incurred up to the date that the account is canceled, including any collection fees incurred by Meadville Online.

There is a $45 charge for returned checks.

You agree to pay for this account according to Meadville Online's billing policies. The Meadville Online accounting cycle begins on the first of account activation. The first day of billing will become the regular billing date in each subsequent month thereafter If we do not receive your payment when due, your account may be terminated. Termination of your account does not remove your responsibility under this agreement to pay all fees incurred up to the date of termination including, but not limited to, collection and attorneys' fees incurred by Meadville Online. If you decide to cancel, you must call our office during our normal business hours and speak to a representative.

Service Cancellation Policy

  • A customer may cancel their account by providing thirty (30) days notice to our Billing Department.  A cancellation fee will apply if you fail to give proper notice.

  • We do not accept email cancellations. We must have verbal confirmation of the intent to cancel, and the account information before a cancellation request will be processed.

  • If the customer chooses to close their account, and then reopen it at a later time, the customer is not eligible for promotions occurring when they reopen their account.

  • Non-use of an Internet account is not considered to be equivalent to cancellation.  Notice must be provided verbally to terminate billing.

  • Any account that cancelled because of non-payment will be sent to collections if payment is not made within thirty (30) days of becoming delinquent.

  • Accounts that are cancelled before the expiration of their subscription time are not eligible for a refund.

  • Accounts that are set for automatic credit card payments must give the same notification for cancellation.  Notices less than 30-days will cause your account to charge one final payment.

User accounts are not transferable.

Important Notice: Payments are non-refundable. Memberships automatically renew at the beginning of each billing period. Cancellations must be made by either calling 814-333-9613 or e-mailing billing@mdvl.net.

Confidentiality of Communications

Pursuant to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, 18 U.S.C. Section 2510 et seq., notice is hereby given that there are no facilities provided by this system for sending or receiving private or confidential electronic communications. All messages shall be deemed to be readily accessible to the general public.

Information transmitted through us and through the Internet in general is not confidential. We can not and shall not guarantee privacy or protection of any User. We reserve the right to monitor any User's transmissions when deemed necessary for providing proper service and/or to protect the rights and property of our company.

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranties

Meadville Online does not warrant or guarantee that the services or information provided by Meadville Online will meet any member's requirements or expectations, or that the service provided by Meadville Online will be uninterrupted or error-free.

MEADVILLE ONLINE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACTUAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT OR MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF MEADVILLE ONLINE, OR THAT RESULT OR MAY RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, NEGLIGENCE, DEFECTS, DELAYS, DELETION OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, ERRORS IN INFORMATION, OR INTERRUPTION OR DELAY OF SERVICE. Some states do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, and the above limitation may not apply to you.

BY USING MEADVILLE ONLINE, EACH MEMBER EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT USE OF MEADVILLE ONLINE IS AT THE MEMBER'S SOLE RISK. MEADVILLE ONLINE ACCESS IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some states do not allow the limitation or exclusion of implied warranties, and the above limitation may not apply to you.

Indemnity

The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Meadville Online, agents, employees and its customers from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, or expenses, including attorney fees, arising out of, or resulting from, any and all use of Meadville Online services and/or its network, whether or not authorized

Miscellaneous

In the event that any portion of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

Our failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provisions of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement.

We may modify this Agreement from time to time, and User's continued use of the Service shall be deemed to be User's acceptance of any such modification. It is User's responsibility to check this online area regularly to determine whether this Agreement has been modified. If User does not agree to any modification of this Agreement, User must immediately stop using the Service.

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. Any cause of action User may have with respect to the Service must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred.

Venue for litigation of any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, in connection with, or in relation to this Agreement, or the breach thereof, naming us as the defendant, shall be proper only in a venue determined by us.

In any action between us and User to enforce any of the terms of this Agreement, We shall be entitled to recover expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between User and us with respect to the Service.

Questions related to the policies and acceptable use of Meadville Online should be directed to webmaster@mdvl.net

last updated 12/14/07