This Web Hosting Agreement is between ChinaHoster and the person/persons who use our website hosting and domain service. Please read carefully to ensure you understand our terms before purchasing any of our products or services.
ChinaHoster agrees to provide the services stated for the price agreed at any given time. We do not miss lead customers with hidden costs unlike many other web hosting companies.
All customers are responsible for monitoring their storage space and bandwidth transfer each month. Customers who go over the limit of their account will be sent an email with the option to either upgrade their account or reduce store and or storage. If customers continue to go over we will do everything possible to fix the problem. We do hold to right to ban accounts for continuous problems. If customers sign up for an account and cancel it within the first month they will still be charged for the full first month.
Renewal notices are emailed three days before the actual renew date in your account. If your using a credit card you will not have to worry about manuel payments. All accounts are set up on a pre-pay basis. If payment is not received within 7 days a $5 fee will be added. ChinaHoster reserves the right to change prices at any time, unless other terms have been agreed upon. Any account not brought current within a week (7 days) of e-mail notice or exceeding this time frame in any way is subject to suspension. YOU are responsible for all fees owed on the account from the time it was established to the time that YOU notifie ChinaHoster to request for termination of services. Although we are based in the UK our websites currency is USD. YOUR particular billing cycle corresponds to the contract length that was initially chosen at setup. YOUR account will automatically renew at this length unless cancelled before hand. There is no fee for cancelled accounts that have been paid for yearly. If you cancell an account on the monthly billing cycle ChinaHoster can not refund any payments made before.
All annual payments are non refundable once the 30 day money back guarantee has passed. The only time your annual plan will end is if your account does not comply with our terms of service/acceptable usage policy. Both monthly and annual payments are non-refundable if your account does not follow our terms of service/acceptable usage policy.
Cancellation and Early Termination
Customers must acknowledge that the amount of the services bought is based on customers agreement to pay the fee for the initial term or renewal term.
Any attempt to undermine or cause harm to a server or customer of ChinaHoster is strictly prohibited.
ChinaHoster will strongly react to any use or attempted use of an Internet account or computer without the owner's authorization. Such attempts include 'Internet scamming' (tricking other people into releasing their passwords), password theft, security hole scanning, etc.
Any unauthorized use of accounts or computers by YOU, whether or not the attacked account or computer belongs to ChinaHoster, will result in action against YOU. Possible actions include warnings, account suspension or cancelation, as well as civil or criminal legal action, depending on the seriousness of the attack.
IMPORTANT NOTE - ChinaHoster has the right to discontinue service, or deny access to anyone who violates our policies or the terms and conditions shown below WITHOUT WARNING or PRIOR NOTICE. No refunds of fees paid will be made if account termination is due to violation of the terms outlined below.
YOU may not run IRC, bots or clients on shared servers. Unacceptable uses also include, but are NOT limited to: Bulk emailing, unsolicited emailing, newsgroup spamming, upload scripts (Rappidleach), pornographic content, illegal content, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, warez sites (including links to/from), cracks, software serial numbers, proxy-relaying, link farming (the act of or by use of scripts), link grinding, link-only sites, spamdexing, FFA (Free-For-All) and/or anything else determined by ChinaHoster to be unacceptable use of our services including abuse of server resources.
WEB APPLICATIONS and WEB ACCESSIBLE SCRIPTS - All web applications that are out-of-date and actively being exploited will be shut down immediately without prior notice. YOU are responsible for and should evaluate YOUR web-based applications and scripts on a regular basis to ensure their security and orderliness.
Shared hosting accounts may also be terminated if it includes the following content or have links to the following content: Providing material that is grossly offensive to the Web community including blatant expressions of bigotry, racism, hatred, or profanity; promoting or providing instructional information about illegal activities; promoting physical harm or injury against any group or individual; displaying material containing obscene nudity or pornographic material (not applicable to managed dedicated servers); displaying material that exploits children under 18-years of age; acts of copyright infringement including offering pirated computer programs or links to such programs; information used to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, including serial or registration numbers for software programs, or any type of cracker utilities.
Disk Space Abuse
ChinaHoster will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. You are reponsable for monitoring your disk space usage. If you need extra disk space contact one of our staff and they will be happy to help out. You can also upgrade your hosting plan from inside your ChinaHoster client account.
The intention of ChinaHoster is to provide a large bandwidth to transfer web documents, and not an offsite storage area for electronic files. If YOU violate this condition, YOU will be notified and given 48 hours to remedy the problem. Failure to do so will result in YOU being billed for the overages.
Traffic will go unmonitored until YOU reach the amount of quota allocated to YOUR specific PLAN. ChinaHoster will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.
Customer represents and warrants to ChinaHoster that the information he, she or it has provided and will provide to ChinaHoster for purposes of establishing and maintaining the service is accurate. If Customer is an individual, Customer represents and warrants to ChinaHoster that he or she is at least 18 years of age. ChinaHoster may rely on the instructions of the person listed as the Primary Customer Contact on the Order with regard to Customer's account until Customer has provided a written notice changing the Primary Customer Contract.
UNSOLICITED EMAIL & SPAMMING
Unsolicited commercial advertisements ('SPAM') are not allowed in e-mail, and will likely result in account cancelation. ChinaHoster takes a zero-tolerance approach to SPAM originating from its servers or for spam advertising of domains hosted within our network. If found, YOUR account may be deleted.
The following activities are not allowed: SPAM, which includes, but is not limited to, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, informational announcements, charity requests, petitions for signatures, and political or religious tracts (such messages may only be sent to those who have explicitly requested it from your domain); Forging, altering or removing electronic mail headers - any domain sending stealth spam will be terminated without warning and without refund. Sending numerous copies of the same or substantially similar message with the intent to disrupt a server or account ('mail bombing'); Spamming Newsgroups: Commercial advertisements are unwelcome in most Usenet discussion groups and on most e-mail mailing lists. Inappropriate posting may result in account cancelation. See the newsgroup or mailing list's charter for whether advertising is allowed or not. Sending a message to many different off-topic newsgroups, is particularly unethical and will be treated as such; Mail may not be used to harass or intimidate others. Harassment, whether through language, frequency of messages, or size of messages, is prohibited. Sending a single unwelcome message may be considered harassment. If a recipient asks to stop receiving e-mail, YOU must not send that person any further messages.
NOTE - If YOU use the services of another provider to promote a website hosted by or through ChinaHoster ('spamvertising'), then the provisions of the above policy shall apply as if the SPAM were sent through our servers.
99.9% UPTIME GUARANTEE
(1.) COVERAGE - This 99.9% uptime guarantee applies to any Customer in good financial standing with ChinaHoster at the time of a service outage.
(2.) SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT ('SLA') & SPECIFICATIONS - ChinaHoster endeavors to have the content of YOUR website available for http access by any party in the world 99.99% of the time. Network downtime ('unavailability') is defined as 100% packet loss from ChinaHoster to its backbone providers. Downtime is measured past 10 minutes after notification of network failure via ChinaHoster's online ticketing system. If the ticketing system itself is unreachable, the ticket must be started by calling the ChinaHoster NOC.
ChinaHoster's administrators will determine the end of the downtime by a traceroute to YOUR machine from outside the ChinaHoster network.
(3a.) SHARED HOSTING CREDITS - In the event that YOUR website is unavailable for less than 100%, ChinaHoster will credit the following month's service fee as follows. YOUR credit shall be retroactive and measured in 24 hours a day of a calendar month, with the maximum credit not exceeding 50% of the monthly service charge for the affected month.
- 95% to 99.9% - YOUR account will be credited 10% of your monthly hosting fee
- 90% to 94.9% - YOUR account will be credited 20% of your monthly hosting fee
- 89.9% or below - YOUR account will be credited 50% of your monthly hosting fee (3b.)
Credit shall not be provided to YOU in the event that you have any outage resulting from:
- scheduled maintenance as posted from time to time at ChinaHoster,
- your behavior or the performance or failure of your equipment, facilities or applications,
- circumstances beyond ChinaHoster's reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of any governmental body, war, insurrection, sabotage, embargo, fire, flood, strike or other labor disturbance, interruption of or delay in transportation, unavailability of interruption or delay in telecommunications or third party services, including DNS propagation, domain name registration/transfer, failure of third party software or hardware or inability to obtain raw materials, supplies, or power used in or equipment needed for provision of your web site,
- YOU breaking any agreement policy in ChinaHoster's 'Terms & Conditions and AUP' causing a machine to fail as a result.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT BOUNDARIES
ChinaHoster provides technical support for YOU that encompasses within our area of expertise only. Such expertise includes assistance, troubleshooting, and debugging of our cPanel control panel interface, servers within our immediate responsibility and any other hosting related issues.
Unlike many hosting companies We do our best to help with scripts, templates and programing languages. However, under no circumstances is ChinaHoster obligated to help YOU in the installations of new application modules, templates and/or programming languages, nor in providing assistance for any errors produced by any applications that have been modified by YOU previously.
Each shared web hosting account comes with its own CGI-BIN. YOU are free to use any CGI scripts YOU wish, however we reserve the rights to disable any CGI script that effects normal shared server operation without prior notice.
Customer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless ChinaHoster, ChinaHoster's affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, and employees from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, fines, punitive damages, amounts in interest, expenses and disbursements of any kind and nature whatsoever (including reasonable attorneys fees) brought by a third party under any theory of legal liability arising out of or related to the actual or alleged use of Customer's services in violation of applicable law or the AUP by Customer or any person using Customer's log on information, regardless of whether such person has been authorized to use the services by Customer.
YOU AGREE TO DEFEND,INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS ChinaHoster AGAINST LIABILITIES ARISING OF:
(1) ANY INJURY TO PERSON OR PROPERTY CAUSED BY ANY PRODUCTS SOLD OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTED IN CONNECTION WITH ChinaHoster'S SERVER.
(2) ANY MATERIAL SUPPLIED BY THE CUSTOMER INFRINGING OR ALLEGEDLY INFRINGING ON THE PROPRIETARY RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY
(3) COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND
(4) ANY DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS SOLD TO CUSTOMER FROM ChinaHoster'S SERVER.
Disclaimer of Warranties
ChinaHoster does not warrant or represent that the services will be uninterrupted, error free, or completely secure. To the extent permitted by applicable law ChinaHoster disclaims any and all warranties including the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. To the extent permitted by applicable law all services are provided on an "As Is" basis.
Limitation of Damages
Neither party shall be liable to the other for any lost profits or any indirect, special incidental, consequential or punitive loss or damage of any kind, or for damages that could have been avoided by the use of reasonable diligence, arising in connection with the agreement, even if the party has been advised or should be aware of the possibility of such damages.
Notwithstanding anything else in the agreement to the contrary, the maximum aggregate liability of ChinaHoster and any of its employees, agents or affiliates, under any theory of the law (including breach of contract, tort, strict liability and infringement) shall be a payment of money not to exceed the amount payable by customer for the three months service.
Suspension of Services/Termination
Customer agrees that ChinaHoster may suspend services to Customer without notice and without liability if: (i) ChinaHoster reasonably believes that the services are being used in violation of the AUP; (ii) Customer fails to cooperate with any reasonable investigation of any suspected violation of the AUP; (iii) ChinaHoster reasonably believes that the suspension of service is necessary to protect its network or its other customers, or (iv) as requested by a law enforcement or regulatory agency. Customer shall pay ChinaHoster reasonable reinstatement fee if service is ChinaHoster following a suspension of service under this subsection.
The Agreement may be terminated by Customer prior to the expiration of the Initial Term or any Renewal Term without further notice and without liability if ChinaHoster fails in a material way to provide the service in accordance with the terms of the Agreement and does not cure the failure within ten (10) days of Customer's written notice describing the failure in reasonable detail. The Agreement may be terminated by ChinaHoster prior to the expiration of the Initial Term or any Renewal Term without further notice and without liability as follows: (i) upon five (5) days notice if Customer is overdue on the payment of any amount due under the Agreement; (ii) Customer materially violates any other provision of the Agreement, including the AUP, and fails to cure the violation within thirty (30) days of a written notice from ChinaHoster describing the violation in reasonable detail; (iii) upon one (1) days notice if Customer's Service is used in violation of a material term of the AUP more than once, or (iv) upon one (1) days notice if Customer violates Section 5 (Customer Information) of this Agreement. Either party may terminate this agreement upon five (5) days advance notice if the other party admits insolvency, makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors, files for bankruptcy or similar protection, is unable to pay debts as they become due, has a trustee or receiver appointed over all or a substantial portion of its assets, or enters into an agreement for the extension or readjustment of all or substantially all of its obligations.
If you break our terms of service/acceptable usage policy we hold the right to cancel any services. We will never cancel any services without trying our best to resolve the problem with you. However in extreme cases such as an account containing child pornography we hold the right to cancel services without any prior warning. We do not refund any accounts breaking our terms of service/acceptable usage policy. For example if we cancel your hosting account during your first month for breaching copyright, we will not refund you for the first month. This is to prevent people signing up for our services with the intention of breaching our terms.
Request For Customer Information
Customer agrees that ChinaHoster may, without notice to Customer, (i) report to the appropriate authorities any conduct by Customer or any of Customer's customers or end users that ChinaHoster believes violates applicable law, and (ii) provide any information that it has about Customer or any of its customers or end users in response to a formal or informal request from a law enforcement or regulatory agency or in response to a formal request in a civil action that on its face meets the requirements for such a request.
Back Up Copy
Customer agrees to maintain a current copy of all content hosted by ChinaHoster not with standing any agreement by ChinaHoster to provide back up services.
Request For Restore Of Hosting Package
During any service term, customer may request up to one free restore for any reason of choice. If a customer should need to request a restore after this a $5 one time fee will be enforced.
Changes To ChinaHoster's Network
Upgrades and other changes in ChinaHoster's network, including, but not limited to changes in its software, hardware, and service providers, may affect the display or operation of Customer's hosted content and/or applications. ChinaHoster reserves the right to change its network in its commercially reasonable discretion, and ChinaHoster shall not be liable for any resulting harm to Customer.
Notices to ChinaHoster under the Agreement shall be given via electronic mail to the e-mail address posted for customer support. Notices to Customer shall be given via electronic mail to the individual listed as the Primary Customer Contact on the Order. Notices are deemed received on the day transmitted, or if that day is not a business day, on the first business day following the day delivered. Customer may change his, her or its notice address by a notice given in accordance with this Section.
ChinaHoster shall not be in default of any obligation under the Agreement if the failure to perform the obligation is due to any event beyond ChinaHoster's control, including, without limitation, significant failure of a portion of the power grid, significant failure of the Internet, natural disaster, war, riot, insurrection, epidemic, strikes or other organized labour action, terrorist activity, or other events of a magnitude or type for which precautions are not generally taken in the industry.
The Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Virginia, exclusive of its choice of law principles, and the laws of the United States of America, as applicable. The Agreement shall not be governed by the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods.
Each party acknowledges and agrees that the other party retains exclusive ownership and rights in its trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, inventions, copyrights, and other intellectual property. Neither party may use the other party's name or trade mark without the other party's prior written consent. The parties intend for their relationship to be that of independent contractors and not a partnership, joint venture, or employer/employee. Neither party will represent itself to be agent of the other. Each party acknowledges that it has no power or authority to bind the other on any agreement and that it will not represent to any person that it has such power or authority. This Agreement may be amended only by a formal written agreement signed by both parties. The terms on Customer's purchase order or other business forms are not binding on ChinaHoster unless they are expressly incorporated into a formal written agreement signed by both parties. A party's failure or delay in enforcing any provision of the Agreement will not be deemed a waiver of that party's rights with respect to that provision or any other provision of the Agreement. A party's waiver of any of its right under the Agreement is not a waiver of any of its other rights with respect to a prior, contemporaneous or future occurrence, whether similar in nature or not. The captions in the Agreement are not part of the Agreement, but are for the convenience of the parties. The following provisions will survive expiration or termination of the Agreement: Fees, indemnity obligations, provisions limiting liability and disclaiming warranties, provisions regarding ownership of intellectual property, these miscellaneous provisions, and other provisions that by their nature are intended to survive termination of the Agreement. There are no third party beneficiaries to the Agreement. Neither insurers nor the customers of resellers are third party beneficiaries to the Agreement. Customer may not transfer the Agreement without ChinaHoster's prior written consent. ChinaHoster's approval for assignment is contingent on the assignee meeting ChinaHoster's credit approval criteria. ChinaHoster may assign the Agreement in whole or in part. This Agreement together with the Order and AUP constitutes the complete and exclusive agreement between the parties regarding its subject matter and supersedes and replace any prior understanding or communication, written or oral.
All files stored on ChinaHoster's servers must be legally-owned and be accompanied with a valid license and/or copyright. This include and is not limiting to MP3, AVI, MID, MIDI, MPG, MPEG, MOV, EXE, ISO. Should we discover any unlicensed and/or illegal files within YOUR account, the files will be subjected to deletion.
CANCELATION OF SERVICE
ChinaHoster reserves the right to cancel a service at any time. All fees paid in advance of cancellation will be pro-rated and paid by ChinaHoster if we institutes our right of cancelation. Any violation of policies which results in extra costs billed to YOU.