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Business Law – Web Hosting Agreements

Web hosting enables people and companies to make their own websites available so that the general public can access them. The actual web hosts are companies that provide available areas on a server they own or rent out for the use of clients as well as supplying internet connection, usually in a data center. They can give data center space and connection to the internet for servers specifically that they do not legally own.
The scope of the hosting services varies greatly. The most basic that you can get is a web page and a small-scale file hosting, where files can be uploaded to the website that the individual or company has created. These files are delivered to the web as they have been created and many web hosts offer this service free to their clients, or can obtain the web page hosting from alternative service providers. Personal web site hosting is generally free and advertisements are usually sponsored or rather cheap, where as business web site hosting is far more expensive.
Usually single web page hosting is adequate for personal web pages, but complex web pages will need more comprehensive and technical packages that provide data support and application development platforms. These features will enable clients to write or install scripts for applications such as content management and forums. As well as these facilities, they offer a control panel or interface for managing the web server and installing features and services. Many hosts are specific experts in certain software and services and are more generally used by larger companies to outsource network infrastructure to a hosting business.
Following on from this, you will need a web hosting agreement. This governs the contractual relationship between the host and the client, and should be provided to a client whenever a host is providing a web site hosting service. A statement of work is a type of web hosting agreement that is meant to help define the scope of services that a web host will be providing on a continuing basis to a client. These terms will affirm the rights and responsibilities of each party to comply with the web hosting agreement. A service level agreement is also a type of web hosting agreement which asserts the extra services you agree to perform in relation to any web site downtime and technical support.…

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A Divorce Lawyer Offers Advice on Prenuptial Agreements

With statistics showing that one in three marriages now end in divorce, the sad facts are that however true love may seem, it may not always last. While some may consider such a process unromantic, a pre-nuptial agreement can help assuage any concerns about potential ‘gold-diggers’ and help keep things less messy, should a marriage end in divorce. A Manchester divorce lawyer can help you draft a prenuptial agreement or offer expert legal advice on what to do with it, should you and your partner be considering divorce.
Woolley and co. Solicitors offer this definition of what a prenuptial agreement actually is, “A prenuptial agreement provides clarity for couples in respect of their finances and children in their relationship. The Courts are not obliged under UK law to keep to the agreement but unless there have been significant changes they are likely to regard the agreement as very persuasive.” It basically covers each partner for their assets, should the relationship end in divorce; a popular ‘prenup’ is that each partner takes away exactly what they brought to the marriage, which often protects the wealthier of the spouses.
The fact that UK Courts are not technically obliged to keep to the agreement shows that prenuptial agreements are not particularly popular in England, with America being a nation more known for its ‘prenups’. The Hollywood film ‘Intolerable Cruelty’ showed George Clooney and Catherine Zeta Jones battling over their various assets in glossy Technicolor; while this film obviously glamourised the process of prenuptial agreements, celebrities can often have fairly ridiculous clauses written into their prenups, including the number of times that the couple must have sex per week and a 100,000 dollar fine if the wife’s weight climbs above 120 pounds! (The guilty parties shall remain nameless…)
In our more normal, less crazy world, prenuptial agreements can still be taken out as an effective ‘damage control’ device, should the relationship sour. As the ‘Prenuptial Agreements’ website states, “The range of what can be in a prenuptial agreement is flexible and can accommodate most of the individual wants and desires that a marrying couple may have. On the other hand, there are some strict rules about what cannot be in a prenuptial agreement.” Such rules include clauses about the custody of children and infidelity, yet can also cover more subtle nuances about marital problems; it is well worth getting a divorce lawyer to go over the rules with you and discuss the best course of action for you to take.
A prenuptial agreement does not necessarily mean that you do not take your relationship as seriously as others, it may just be a sign that you are not naive about the truths and facts about marriages; it may just be worth researching, should you want a safety net below your marriage.…