Welcome to the ever-growing community of AOL Instant Messenger (SM) users! This exciting and easy-to-use instant communications service allows you to see when your AOL Instant Messenger friends are online and then communicate with them instantly. You'll be able to communicate with AOL's Instant Messenger users -- no matter how they access the Internet -- as well as with Buddy List (R) users of the AOL proprietary online service.
When an AOL Instant Messenger user sends you an instant message, you'll get the message on a small pop-up screen, and you can respond instantly. It's that easy.
To use AOL's Instant Messenger service, you must complete the registration process and accept this Registration and License Agreement. Read the registration and license agreement below, and when you've agreed to it, you'll be all set to join AOL's Instant Messenger community!
End User Registration and License Agreement for AOL Instant Messenger (SM)
The AOL Instant Messenger software ("Software") and service ("Service") are provided to you free of charge, "AS IS," subject to the terms and conditions of this Registration and License Agreement (the "Agreement"). Please read this Agreement in full before using the Service. ONLY INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE AGREED TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT MAY USE THE SOFTWARE OR ACCESS THE SERVICE.
BY CLICKING BELOW, YOU WARRANT THAT YOU ARE EIGHTEEN YEARS OR OLDER AND AGREE TO USE THE SOFTWARE AND SERVICE AS PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
1. Limited License. AOL grants you a limited, non-exclusive license to use the Software to access the Service for your own individual use.
2. Restrictions on Use. You may not redistribute the Software or provide others with access to the Service (including, without limitation, providing third parties with access to the proprietary Instant Messenger namespace database). You may not create or use any software other than the Software provided by AOL to access the Service, without the express written authorization of AOL. You may not modify, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Software or in any way ascertain, decipher, or obtain the communications protocol for accessing the Service. You may not adapt, alter, modify, translate, or create derivative works of the Software (including without limitation the communications protocols for the Service) without the express written authorization of AOL. Because AOL's ability to offer the Service free of charge is dependent, on whole or in part, on generating advertising revenues from the Service, you may not block, disable or otherwise affect any advertising, advertisement banner window, links to other sites and services, or other features that constitute an integral part of this Software and Service. You may not register with and log on and off the Service, send and receive instant messages via the Service or identify when other Service members are online except through use of this Software and Service and in conformance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. You may not collect or solicit screen names or password information. Finally, you may not authorize or assist any third party to do any of the things described in this paragraph.
3. Your Representations. You represent and warrant that you will use the Software and the Service only for lawful purposes and in accordance with this Agreement, and that you will not use the Software or the Service to violate any law, regulation or ordinance or any right of AOL or any third party, including, without limitation, any right of privacy, publicity, copyright or trademark.
4. Termination. Should you breach this Agreement, your right to use the Service and the Software shall terminate immediately and without notice. You may also terminate this Agreement by simply discontinuing use of the Service and the Software. In the event of any termination of this...