Today I bit the bullet and decided to try private internet access for one month. As I went to the checkout I encountered many problems:
A: If one were to pay with paypal an account with linked creditcard and submission to a contract legally binding you to pay them $7 a month (or more) is required.
(I really do not want to provide first last name, adress, social security number and infinite dept to them.)
B: The customer support reps. are assholes. Basically told me to fuck off and take my money elsewhere.
C: Their "anonymous payment" isn't anonymous at all. They log the ip and credentials of the purchaser.
I wonder how tek syndicate could stand behind such a horrible product.
If I'm wrong in any way shape or forum please tell me.
Heres the tos that you magically agree to:
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The Service may allow you to use gift cards, coupons, codes, or the like that are redeemable for goods or services by third parties (“Gift Cards”). Gift Card transactions on or through the Service are governed by this Agreement. You agree to pay all applicable taxes or charges imposed by any government entity in connection with your participation in the Service.
PayGarden, in its sole discretion will determine the value on each Gift Card presented by Users, and based on that value, will determine what Users can purchase from any particular partner using the PayGarden Service. Included in this determination is the fee PayGarden will collect from Users’ Gift Cards if transactions are completed. Users’ sole recourse with respect to PayGarden's determination of the value of a Gift Card, and what said Gift Card can purchase on a partner's site, is either to accept PayGarden's determination, or reject the determination and cancel the transaction using PayGarden’s Service.
Redeeming Gift Cards
You hereby represent and warrant and continue to represent and warrant, in connection with any Gift Card you redeem through or on the Service, the following
- the Gift Card is valid
- the Gift Card is redeemable for the amount of credit that you state through the Service
- that you have not in any way retained a way to redeem the Gift Card after selling the card
- the Gift Card and any interest therein is fully transferable to PayGarden in the manner contemplated by this Agreement
- you are the sole lawful owner of the Gift Card and all interests thereto
- the Gift Card is not subject to any liens, obligations, or encumbrances of a third party
- you shall comply with all other requirements to complete the Gift Card transaction required by the Service
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- attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on PayGarden's web site
- remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials
- transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server
This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by PayGarden at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.
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- transmitting spam, chain letters, or other unsolicited email
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You agree that: (i) the Service shall be deemed solely based in California; and (ii) the Service shall be deemed a passive one that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over PayGarden, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than California. This Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. Any claim or dispute between you and PayGarden that arises in whole or in part from the Service shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in San Francisco County, California, unless submitted to arbitration as set forth in the following paragraph.
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Entire Agreement; Severability
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