Terms of Service

A Violation of any of the below Terms of Service will result in action by Kafafa up to and possibly including the termination of your account, with or without warning.

Kafafa is a web hosting service which also offers many site building and editing tools. Kafafa reserves the right to cancel any account for any reason or no reason at all. Kafafa provides web hosting to sites that abides to our terms and conditions. Kafafa reserves the right to change the terms and conditions at any time. Kafafa users are entirely liable for all activities conducted through their account.

The following rules apply while using Kafafa services:

1. Pornographic, obscene, nude, graphically violent, and other inappropriate content is strictly prohibited.

2. Offensive and indecent directory and file names are not allowed and will be removed.

3. Kafafa is not responsible for the content of any member pages. We reserve the right to remove any pages and/or sites that are in violation of our terms and conditions. Members will be held legally responsible for the contents of their web pages including but not limited to use of copyrighted material without the permission of the author or posting material considered indecent for minors. The use of Kafafa Homepages for illegal purposes is strictly forbidden and any webpage found to be or believed to be, in Kafafa staff's sole discretion, violating the law may be removed without notice. Kafafa membership will be revoked if any of the following activities occur:

  • Adult or Pornographic related
  • Hate, Bigotry, and/or Intolerance
  • Warez or Software Piracy related
  • Music Piracy Related
  • Hacking Related
  • Making available copyrighted software which has been "cracked" (e.g., copyright protection for the software has been removed)
  • Making available serial numbers for software which can be used to illegally validate or register software.
  • Making available tools which can be used for no purpose other than "cracking" software.
  • Spamming to promote your website
  • Anything related to illegal activity

We do not allow any type of music or video files on our server unless you are the full owner and have all rights to the file. Copyrighted files not belonging to users posting those files may be deleted without notice!

4. You and any person who has access to your account must evaluate, and bear the risk associated with, the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any Content. Kafafa reserves the right to remove Content which is deemed in Kafafa sole discretion harmful, offensive, or otherwise in violation of the Rules or any rules or policies Kafafa has in place at the time.

5. You or Kafafa may terminate your Account at any time for any reason. Refer to the article in the Support area for information on how to delete your account.

6. THE KAFAFA SERVICE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITH NO WARRANTY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, KAFAFA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, THE IMPLIED CONDITION OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IF YOU RELY ON ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT ON THE SERVICE, YOU DO SO SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

7. Kafafa will not be liable for any of its services. We have the right to cancel our service at any time, and we will not be liable for any files that are lost and/or corrupted which may occur (including, for example, from a system crash, security breach, or hard disk failure). To the full extent permissible under the applicable law, Kafafa shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages resulting from the use or inability to use Kafafa services. You agree, at your own expense, to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Kafafa and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, suppliers and licensors from and against any and all third party claims, liability, damages, losses and/or costs (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from or relating to: (a) your failure to comply with these terms of use; (b) your infringement or violation of any intellectual property or other right of a third party; or (c) your violation of any applicable law.

8. All members are required to have text provided by Kafafa linking back to Kafafa.com, and are also required to have text referring to the website template's original owner, placed on their website. Accounts of all members have restrictions including a limit of any file uploaded to be under 50 megabytes in size, and the total of all files upload to the account to not exceed 5 gigabytes in size.

9. Website templates hosted by Kafafa cannot be used for any other purpose other than for use as "Styles" on Kafafa, unless stated otherwise by the original author and/or host. The origin of each Kafafa web template is displayed on the template.

8. Some of the features Kafafa offers require payment of fees. If you elect to sign up for these features, you shall pay all applicable fees, as described on the service in connection with such features selected by you. Kafafa reserves the right to change its prices at any time. You authorize Kafafa directly or through third parties, to make any inquiries it considers necessary to validate your account and financial information.
All fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities, and you shall be responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties, excluding only United States (federal or state) taxes. You agree to pay for any such taxes that might be applicable to your use of the service and payments made by you herein.

9. Refunds are given at our sole discretion. If you are dissatisfied with your service for any reason, you can receive a full refund on any monthly payment made within 3 days before cancellation, or any yearly payment made within 30 days before cancellation. Please direct refund requests to our customer service department. If you elect to purchase your own domain name, this purchase is non-refundable.

10. These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan. Both parties submit to the personal jurisdiction in Michigan. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Kafafa with respect to the Service. You acknowledge and agree that you have read and understand the provisions of these terms of use. By using this site, you consent to the terms of use described herein, including any updates. Kafafa reserves the right to vary these terms of use at any time.

 

Abuse Policies

Internet Safety
Kafafa is dedicated to the millions of young users who create or are affected by sites created using our services. The internet is a vast ocean of information that can be used to express ideas, interests, experiences, feelings and thoughts.

Kafafa is a powerful tool enabling our users to easily express these things. It is our goal to make this experience as enjoyable as possible in a clean and respectful environment.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) handles complaints about deceptive or unfair business practices. To file a complaint, visit: http://www.ftc.gov/ and click on "File a Complaint Online," call 1-877-FTC-HELP, or write to:

Federal Trade Commission
CRC-240
Washington, D.C. 20580

If your complaint is against a company in another country, please file it at http://www.econsumer.gov/.

Copyright Violations
Kafafa respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask that subscribers of our services do the same. In connection with our services, Kafafa has adopted and implemented a policy respecting copyright law that provides for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of subscribers of Kafafa' online services who are repeat infringers of intellectual property rights, including copyrights.

If you believe that one of our subscribers is, through the use of our services, unlawfully infringing the copyright(s) in a work, and wish to have the allegedly infringing material removed from a Kafafa-supported web site, the following information in the form of a written notification (pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) must be provided to Kafafa staff:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you claim to have been infringed;
  • Identification of where the infringing material is located on a web site supported by Kafafa;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the objectionable material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or under the law;
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and that under penalty of perjury, you are either the owner of the copyright that has allegedly been infringed or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
  • Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; and
  • Your physical or electronic signature.

Please note that pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), any misrepresentation of material fact (falsities) in a written notification automatically subjects the complaining party to liability for any damages, costs and attorney’s fees incurred by Kafafa in connection with the written notification and allegation of copyright infringement.

Should the proper information and supporting documentation be in order, please contact our abuse department to present this information and to help resolve the issue.

Trademark Violations
If you find a site hosted by Kafafa which is in violation of trademark(s) held by yourself, company, or organization, please make sure that you have the following information to submit to Kafafa:

  • The name held in trademark
  • The site address in violation of your trademark
  • The name of the page(s) that contains the content in question
  • Supporting documentation for the trademark, ex: Federal Trademark ID #
  • Method of violation (use and intent of content)

Should the proper information and supporting documentation be in order, please contact our abuse department to present this information and to help resolve the issue.

Defamation, Privacy and Youth
Please note that Kafafa staff is unable to catch all violations as sites are created.

With many young users, we take great pride in allowing these users to express their interests and communicate with others in a positive environment. We understand that many users also use our services for negative purposes, such as defamation of character in the form of libel. We are also aware that many users post information or images of others without the consent of the individuals.

Kafafa is aware that the person that has created an inappropriate site can do so again, either with our services or using one of the many other services on the web, should we simply delete the site. It is for this reason that we take the approach of confronting the problem in hopes of nurturing a positive reaction from the violator.

If you are a parent and are concerned about a site created by your child, please be informed that your child has full access to the account and can delete both content or the entire site at any time. We do not delete a site unless we find a violation of our Terms-of-Service. Also, if your child has come across a Kafafa site which you find inappropriate, please inform us of this, but be aware that they most likely found this site after having been given the address from a friend. It might better suit your purposes to address the situation offline as well as reporting it to us.

If you find a site hosted by Kafafa which is defaming your character, someone you know, your company, or organization, please make sure that you have the following information to submit to Kafafa.

  • The site address in violation
  • The name of the page(s) that contains the content in question
  • The specific location of the violation
  • Method of violation (image or text)

Should the proper information be in order, please contact our abuse department to report the violation and to help resolve the issue.

Adult or Inappropriate Content
Pornographic, obscene, nude, graphically violent, and other inappropriate content is strictly prohibited.

Kafafa treats all abuse violations on a case by case basis. Violations which fall into this category sometimes cannot be determined by expressing a definition, but there are some guidelines which can be used to determine if the content on a site is in violation of our Terms-of-Service.

Please review the following guidelines:

  • Adult images are any nude images of the human or humanoid form which depict the nude body in a manner other than in the classical style (i.e. the Statue of David, Venus de Milo, Da Vinci Man Figure, etc). Contemporary nude "art" is considered adult content and is in violation of our Term-of-Service.
  • Artistic nudes in the classical style must be content specific. If such an image is used, it must fall in line with the theme of the site. Alterations of the work for any purpose will be considered a violation of our Terms-of-Service.
  • Any text which describes, refers to, or alludes to services, stories, or products of an adult or sexual nature is a violation of our terms.

Other inappropriate content includes:

  • Graphically violent images not specific to the context of the site
  • Graphically violent content that is not computer generated for gaming purposes
  • Hate speech directed toward an individual or group of people based on sex, color, creed, practices, or orientation
  • Content depicting or referring to the harm of others, animals, or property
  • Content depicting violent behavior toward others or oneself

Should the proper information be in order, please contact our abuse department to report the violation and to help resolve the issue.

Hacking Related Content
There are several definitions which can be applied to hacking related content. Please review the following to better understand the issue and what constitutes hacking related content.

  • Unauthorized use, or attempts to circumvent or bypass the security mechanisms of an information system or network.
  • Means unauthorized access to a computer, its files and programs.
  • Use, create, or distribution or tools or programs intended to alter or enhance the experience of a game or program opposed to the intended use or function of that game or program.

Kafafa does not allow any program to be hosted on an account which is in violation of copyrights of the creator of the game or program to which the hack is intended. Distribution of legal hacks which may be distributed by the creator of a game or program cannot be hosted without express permission from the copyright holder.

If you find a site hosted by Kafafa which is using or distributing content in violation of the above definitions, please make sure that you have the following information to submit to Kafafa.

  • The site address in violation
  • The name of the page(s) that contains the content in question
  • The specific location of the violation
  • Method of violation (distribution, tutorial)

Should the proper information be in order, please contact our abuse department to report the violation and to help resolve the issue.

Spam Violations
Although Kafafa is not an email service provider, we are aware of the growing problem that spam has become on the internet. We are strictly against all spam activity, including mass Emailing, multiple Emailing, multiple posts or mass posting into forums, and flooding of forums or chatrooms with the intent of promoting a site.

For Kafafa to take the proper steps to monitor the spamming activity of our users, we require proper verification of this activity. For proper verification, please report the activity to one of the above sites, and to the Email Service provider from which the spam is coming. First time violators will be warned of the activity. Repeat verified violators will have their sites removed from our system.

Please also send us notification of spam abuse by contacting our abuse department to report the violation and to help resolve the issue.

 

Privacy Policy

This site is owned and operated by Kafafa. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Kafafa, we want to make your online experience satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information.

This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Information Gathered by Kafafa
Users provide information to Kafafa through optional submissions. These are voluntary submissions when creating a Kafafa account, such as your name or profession, to be used demographically for improvement of Kafafa's services and improvement of customer support experience. Under no circumstances does Kafafa divulge any information about an individual user to a third party unless mandated by law.

Web Hosting
During the account creation process, the user is required to supply a web address and password. Except as specified in this Privacy statement, we will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Any files uploaded or created on the Kafafa system are by nature of being hosted for the public and are thus publicly accessible. It is the user's discretion as to which files are uploaded and thus made public. However, files that are deleted by the user are completely removed from the server, and all records of those files erased.

Inquiries
Kafafa asks but does not require that users provide feedback of their experience with the website and its tools and services. This online form is also used in consumer inquiries where the user is asked for their email address. These are used only to separate inquiries from others and in some cases validate user authentication when upgrading services. None of this information will be used to personally identify a user and is only collected for the reasons above.

Children
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 since users under 13 are prohibited from creating an account wth Kafafa.

Use of Information
Kafafa uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the needs and interests of our users.

Security
As Kafafa is built not to truly manage payment, All payment procedures of Kafafa operate independently of kafafa.com, most often by conventional payment transactions using PayPal.
Please note, however, that "perfect security” does not exist on the Internet. Furthermore, due to the existing legal regulatory and security environment, we cannot fully ensure that your private communications and other personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to third parties. For example, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Additionally, in the unlikely event we need to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, we can (and you authorize us to do so) disclose any information about you to private entities, law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate.

No Spyware / Adware
The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) defines spyware as "software that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their consent, or asserts control over a computer without the consumer's knowledge."
Kafafa is an entirely internet-based application and requires no downloading of software or other programs or applications that could pose a threat to your system. Kafafa is entirely permission-based and conforms to all government regulations and industry best practices.
Kafafa maintains a strict policy against all types of spyware and strictly enforces this policy on our users. If you find any Kafafa user violating this policy at any time, please contact our staff and we will take swift action.

Opt-out Policy
If for any reason information exists on a Kafafa website that a user objects to, Users can opt to delete and close their Kafafa account at any time for any reason. Refer to the article in the Support area for information on how to delete your account.

Your Consent
By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Kafafa. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.