VOIP EMERGENCY SERVICE DISCLAIMER
BROADBAND ACCESS AND OTHER SUBSCRIBER OBLIGATIONS.
HOVER NETWORKS, INC (“HOVER NETWORKS”) IS NOT A TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER AND PROVIDES BROADBAND ACCESS AND VOIP TELEPHONY ONLY, NOT TRADITIONAL TELEPHONE SERVICE.
EMERGENCY CALLING (911 AND E911) LIMITATIONS; INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE AND LOSS OF EMERGENCY E911 SERVICE.
In certain geographic areas where HOVER NETWORKS’s underlying E911 provider has limited access (or no access at all) to the PSAP’s facilities;
If your HOVER NETWORKS broadband connection, equipment, Services or other broadband access connections are disconnected, suspended, or interrupted;
If You modify your equipment or relocate your equipment to a location other than to the location that You registered with us (“Registered Location”);
If You change your phone number or if You add new phone numbers to your account. (Please note that You must give us your updated Registered Location specifying the location where You will use the Service for each changed or new phone number);
If there are delays or disruptions of Service in the network or Services of HOVER NETWORKS’s underlying E911 provider;
If there are network congestion, disruptions, or other problems associated with HOVER NETWORKS’s network;
If your Service is interrupted or terminated for any reason, including the suspension or termination of your account with HOVER NETWORKS for non-payment of invoices.
You may experience interruption of Service (or of certain features of the Service) or degraded service quality at any time and without notice. You will likely experience Service outages in the event of electric power outages affecting your home or business or the area in which HOVER NETWORKS provides the Service. While HOVER NETWORKS will make commercially reasonable efforts to minimize the disruptive effects of such interruptions, degraded service quality, or outages, it makes absolutely no guarantees or assurances that these will not occur. Except as otherwise provided in the Agreement, such commercially reasonable efforts are HOVER NETWORKS’s sole obligation regarding such interruptions.
Such outages or other Service disruption may include loss of emergency 911 Service dialing capabilities for extended periods of time.
It is likely that You currently have access to either basic 911 or Enhanced 911 (E911) service. With E911 service, when You dial 911, your telephone number and registered address is sent to the emergency 911 center (sometimes referred to as a “public-safety answering point” or “PSAP”) assigned to your location, thus giving emergency operators access to your telephone and address information and permitting them to immediately respond to your emergency call. If You are located in an area where the emergency center does not support E911 (i.e., is not capable of simultaneously receiving your telephone number and address) You have basic 911 service. With basic 911, the local emergency operator will not have immediate access to your call back number or your exact location when receiving your emergency call. Accordingly, You must be prepared to give the basic 911 operator this information. Until and unless You do so, the basic 911 operator may be unable to call You back or to otherwise assist You in the event of an emergency.
HOVER NETWORKS depends upon its underlying E911 provider to assist HOVER NETWORKS in supporting your 911 and E911 calls. As they upgrade our underlying connections to emergency call centers and as these emergency call centers are upgraded from 911 to E911 answering capabilities to support E911 information, HOVER NETWORKS will automatically upgrade customers from basic 911 to E911 service. You will not receive notice of this upgrade. Accordingly, as a precaution, You should be prepared to give the local operator the basic 911 information described above. Furthermore, our 911 and E911 Services may not function in the event of an electric power outage until power is restored. Following an electric power outage, You must reset or reconfigure the terminal adapter equipment prior to utilizing the Service, including 911 and E911 Service. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE TELEPHONE SERVICE, EITHER WIRELESS OR WIRELINE, THAT IS CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING 911 OR E911 CALLING AND IS AVAILABLE AS AN ALTERNATIVE AT ALL TIMES IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME FORMS OF WIRELESS SERVICE DO NOT SUPPORT AUTOMATIC LOCATION IDENTIFICATION OR HAVE OTHER E911 CALLING LIMITATIONS.
BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AGREE TO ASSUME THE RISK OF LOSING EMERGENCY 911 DIALING CAPABILITIES AND CONSENT TO THE DISCLOSURE OF YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER AND OTHER IDENTIFYING INFORMATION TO EMERGENCY 911 AUTHORITIES AS HOVER NETWORKS DEEMS NECESSARY IN ITS SOLE OPINION AND DISCRETION.
PLEASE NOTE FURTHER THE FOLLOWING LIMITATIONS ON HOVER NETWORKS’S 911 AND E911 SERVICE:
911 and E911 Service may be limited or unavailable in the following circumstances:
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND DISCLAIMERS.
YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL HOVER NETWORKS (OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, OR ITS OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, OR AGENTS) BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) THE SERVICE OR WITH ANY USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) EMERGENCY 911 SERVICES IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. YOU ALSO AGREE TO RELEASE AND DISCHARGE HOVER NETWORKS, ITS AFFILIATES (TOGETHER WITH ITS AND THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND CONTRACTORS) FROM ANY AND AGAINST ALL ACTIONS, LAWSUITS, CLAIMS, DAMAGES, JUDGEMENTS, LIABILITIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES) WHATSOEVER THAT YOU MAY OTHERWISE HAVE IN CONNECTION WITH USE (WHETHER BY YOU OR BY ANY OTHER PERSON) OF THE SERVICES THAT ARE PROVIDED TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT (COLLECTIVELY, “CLAIMS”). TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT (AND COVENANT NOT) TO BRING SUIT FOR SAID CLAIMS AGAINST US OR ANY OF THE OTHER PERSONS MENTIONED IN THE PREVIOUS SENTENCE.
HOVER NETWORKS also has no physical control over whether, or the manner in which, calls using our 911 Service are delivered by our underlying 911 provider or whether or if they are properly answered or addressed by any local emergency response center. ACCORDINGLY, HOVER NETWORKS HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE HANDLING OF SUCH CALLS BY ANY THIRD PARTY OR FOR ANY OTHER CONDUCT OF THE LOCAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTER OR OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY CALLING CENTER USED BY HOVER NETWORKS’S UNDERLYING 911 PROVIDER.
E911 will not function on temporary numbers used while waiting on number porting.
HOVER NETWORKS also relies on its underlying 911 provider and other third parties to route 911 Emergency calls to the proper emergency response center. HOVER NETWORKS DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY FAILURE OR OMISSION ON THE PART OF SUCH THIRD PARTY. BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER HOVER NETWORKS, NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES (OR ITS OR THEIR OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS) WILL HAVE ANY SUCH LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU HEREBY WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO BRING ANY CLAIM AGAINST HOVER NETWORKS, ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE EMERGENCY 911 SERVICE, EXCEPT WHERE SUCH CLAIMS RESULT FROM HOVER NETWORKS’S (OR ITS EMPLOYEES’ OR AGENTS’) GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR RECKLESS OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT.
FURTHERMORE, YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HOVER NETWORKS, ITS EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS HARMLESS FROM ANY SUCH CLAIM BROUGHT, ASSERTED OR THREATENED BY ANY THIRD PARTY UNLESS CAUSED BY HOVER NETWORKS’S (OR ITS EMPOLOYEES’ OR AGENTS’) GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR RECKLESS OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS, PLEASE CONTACT US BY TELEPHONE AT 888-677-3778 OR EMAIL US AT support@HOVER NETWORKS.com. YOU SHOULD NOT SIGN UP FOR THE SERVICE UNLESS YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE WITH THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS.
YOUR OBLIGATION TO REGISTER YOUR LOCATION, TO GIVE OTHERS NOTICE OF EMERGENCY 911 LIMITATIONS – INCLUDING PLACING 911 WARNING STICKERS ON YOUR PHONE.
Your Obligation to Register the Address of Your Physical Location
For each telephone number that You use for the Service, AT THE TIME THAT YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE SERVICE You must register with HOVER NETWORKS (at 888-677-3778 or at support@HOVER NETWORKS.com) the address of the physical location where You will be using the Service along with your subscription information below.
Importantly, when and if You move the Service or your equipment to another location, YOU MUST AGAIN REGISTER THAT NEW LOCATION WITH HOVER NETWORKS (at 888-677-3778 or at support@HOVER NETWORKS.com). If You do not register your new location, any calls You make using the 911 Service feature may be sent to an emergency center near your old address.
Your Obligation to Give Others Notice of Emergency 911 Limitations
IN ADDITION, YOU AGREE TO BE FULLY RESPONSIBLE AT ALL TIMES DURING THE TERM OF THIS AGREEMENT FOR NOTIFYING ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD AND ALL OTHER PERSONS AT YOUR LOCATION OF INTERRUPTIONS, THE POSSIBLE LOSS OF EMERGENCY 911 DIALING CAPABILITIES, AND OF HOVER NETWORKS’S LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND DISCLAIMERS DESCRIBED IN THE PREVIOUS PARAGRAPHS.
YOU ALSO AGREE (TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW) TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HOVER NETWORKS, ITS SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING ITS UNDERLYING E911 PROVIDER), TOGETHER WITH ITS AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AND AGENTS) FROM OR AGAINST ANY AND ALL ASSERTED OR THREATENED CLAIMS (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED ABOVE) TO THE EXTENT ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICE BY ANY PERSON OR ENTITY OTHER THAN THE PERSON SIGNING BELOW OR WITH YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE E911 NOTIFICATION OBLIGATIONS SET FORTH BELOW.
Your Obligation to Place 911 Warning Stickers on your Telephone Handset Used with the Service
IN ADDITION TO YOUR NOTIFICATION OBLIGATIONS IN THE PREVIOUS PARAGRAPH AND AS A CONDITION OF PURCHASING THE SERVICES, YOU MUST PROMINENTLY DISPLAY AT OR NEAR THE TELEPHONE HANDSET TO BE USED WITH THE SERVICES, THE E911 WARNING STICKERS SENT TO YOU IN YOUR WELCOME PACKET. FAILURE TO DO SO IS A MATERIAL BREACH OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND HOVER NETWORKS AND GIVES HOVER NETWORKS THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT FOR CAUSE AND OTHER REMEDIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE RIGHT TO RECOVER DAMAGES AND TO INVOKE YOUR INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS DESCRIBED IN THE PREVIOUS PARAGRAPH. 5. ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND SERVICE LIMITATIONS.