|Terms of Service
SearchKing's hosting packages are very powerful and come with many tools for
your web site. As with any web hosting company, we have certain rules and limitations to
keep this system a clean, ethical, and high performing environment.
Responsibility for Content
You are solely responsible for the content on
your web site. This included all links in your search engine and directory, posts to your
forum and classifieds, all email sent from your manager and email program, or any other
program/script installed on your site and in your folders. SearchKing Inc. assumes no
responsibility or liability whatsoever for content on, sent from, or about your web site.
You must, at all times, adhere to all applicable copyright and trademark laws, this
applies to your domain name as well.
SearchKing believes in supporting Freedom on
the Net. We do not limit this opportunity for anyone or discriminate against any group or
individual based on race, sex, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religion or
geographic location; except when and where prohibited by law, or we determine at some
point the content may conflict with the best interests of SearchKing and/or the SearchKing
Portal Network. We do require that you list your web site in the proper category of the
SearchKing directory. Listing your site in the directory is not in any way required, but
if you do, the category you submit your web site to must be the most accurate placement
for the content on your web site. The backbone of SearchKing is honesty and fairness. We
believe the public has the right to access information whether we agree with the content
of that information or not, however; we do expect you to represent the content you present
honestly. This is one of SearchKing's main goals, to provide the internet with a highly
accurate and content rich directory to use.
** SearchKing's directory is
exclusively for the SearchKing Portals. (Includes the Portal Plus, Plus w/ Community
Features, Premium, and Pro.)
You must have proper contact information
on your portals. The minimum contact information required is a valid e-mail
address. No portal that does not meet the minimum contact information requirements
will be allowed into the Portal Directory. All others will be subject for review and
possible termination from the Network.
Certain topics will not be permitted to use
the SearchKing domain name (yoursite.searchking.com) and must have a unique domain not
related in any way with SearcKing Inc. or its domain. These will include gambling (as of
010102), adult/pornography, drug related sites (such as viagra, steroids, or paraphernalia
related materials) or any other topic chosen at SearchKing's discretion. These
restrictions do not apply to paid web hosting options except SearchKing will, at all
times, reserve the right to choose which web site topics may be placed on its servers.
You may not put another
search engine's search box on any Portal Plus regardless of whether it is your domain or
Any web site which appears to be abandoned or
the admin section has not been accessed for a period of 90 days will be flagged as unused.
This does not mean we will take any action at this time, as we will make every effort to
contact the owner or administration contact. If we fail to contact you after a period of
30 days, your site will be taken offline and the website name will be made available to
others. If you plan to be away for this length of time, just let us know and we will not
take any action against your site. NOTE: This rule only applies to the Portal Plus.
Spam is designated as unsolicited email and
certain programming practices to control your position in a search engine. You may not use
any means on your web site or in its folders to send, route, or forward any mass
unsolicited email. Search engines have their 'spamming' policies posted on their web sites
and you must follow their guidelines or not submit your web site to them. Violation of
this rule will result in the termination of your account regardless of the Portal Program
you are using.
SearchKing will not allow any illegal or
highly unethical activity on its servers. This includes, but not limited to, such content
as child pornography, warez, hacking information, hate or malevolent content, or any
combination of such which allows the promotion, advertising or support of any such
activity. Furthermore, we have no way of knowing what the future holds, and in the event
at some point your content or web site topic should become illegal, deemed highly
unethical, or not in the best interest of SearchKing Inc., ANY Portal found in violation
of this rule will be immediately terminated with NO grounds of appeal
Warranties and Guarantees
SearchKing Inc. makes absolutely no guarantee
or warranty of any kind regarding the availability, operations or potential income of any
Portal site. We will however, make EVERY reasonable attempt to provide a reliable quality
service. You agree to hold SearchKing completely harmless due to any malfunction, problem
or lack of possible income. SearchKing is under the same limitations as every other
service provider in the world. We do not "own" the Internet and therefore make
no guarantees regarding it's performance. SearchKing does not guarantee, promise suggest
or even imply any level performance from your Portal site. The opportunity to generate
traffic, income or services using this tool is there and it is there equally for each
member, however, it is only a tool and how you use it is strictly up to you. What you can
do using this tool depends on you and your efforts.
Joining the SearchKing Network
It is understood that regardless of what
level of portal service I purchase now, or may choose to upgrade to at any time in the
future, a large part of the value of the portal services is in being a part of the
SearchKing Network of Portals. Benefits of being in said network may include preferential
placement within the SearchKing search engine, enhanced exposure throughout the network,
revenue sharing, exclusive listing in the directory and the right to display SearchKing
data as secondary results.
I agree that in exchange for such benefits,
SearchKing has the right to data from my portal for any purpose that SearchKing feels may
benefit the general searching public and/or the SearchKing Network of Portals.
SearchKing's Right To Advertise
To offer you these tools at these low prices,
SearchKing must make certain requirements to support itself financially.
Portal Plus & Portal Plus w/
1. A SearchKing banner located near the top
of your interior program pages.
2. Participation of the text banner program on your Search Results pages (secondary
3. Approved SearchKing logo linked to www.SearchKing.com on your homepage.
1. A SearchKing banner located near the top
of your email pages.
2. Participation of the text banner program on your search results pages (secondary
3. Approved SearchKing logo linked to www.SearchKing.com on your home page.
No requirements, however we would
appreciate a link back to SearchKing
NOTE: You have the ability from your control panel to turn off or on the
SearchKing secondary results
Please review our FAQ's for more information.
These rules and limitations are
subject to change without notice. It is your responsibility to understand these rules and
adhere to them at all times. If they are not followed, you will be asked to change the
offending content on your web site. Continued violation of these terms will result in
removal of your web site and termination of your account.
Did we miss anything? If you have further questions, please send us an email.