ACCEPTING THE TERMS
1.) ACCOUNT SETUP / EMAIL ON FILE
The use of services from HDWEBPROVIDER™ [hereafter referred to as “HDWEBPROVIDER”] constitutes agreement to these terms.
We will setup your account after we have received payment and we and/or our payment partner(s) have screened the order(s) in case of fraud. It is your responsibility to provide us with an email address which is not @ the domain(s) you are signing up under. If there is ever an abuse issue or we need to contact you, the primary email address on file will be used for this purpose. It is your responsibility to ensure the email address on file is current or up to date at all times. Providing false contact information of any kind may result in the termination of your account. In dedicated server purchases or high risk transactions, it will be necessary to provide government issued identification and possibly a scan of the credit card used for the purchase. If you fail to meet these requirements, the order may be considered fraudulent in nature and be denied.
1.) ACCOUNT TRANSFER
Our transfers team will make every effort to help you move your site to us. However, transfers are provided as a courtesy service, and we can not make guarantees regarding the availability, possibility, or time required to complete an account transfer. Each hosting company is configured differently, and some hosting platforms save data in an incompatible or proprietary format, which may make it extremely difficult if not impossible to migrate some or all account data. We will try our best, but in some cases we may be unable to assist you in a transfer of data from an old host.
The free transfer services are available for 7 days from your signup date. Transfers outside of the 7 day free period will incur a charge; please contact a member of the transfers department with specific details to receive a price quote.
All services provided by HDWEBPROVIDER™ may only be used for lawful purposes. The customer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless HDWEBPROVIDER™ from any claims resulting from the use of our services.
Use of our services to infringe upon any copyright or trademark is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to unauthorized copying of music, books, photographs, or any other copyrighted work. The offer of sale of any counterfeit merchandise of a trademark holder will result in the immediate termination of your account. If you believe that your copyright or trademark is being infringed upon, please email email@example.com with the information required. A list of required information may be found here. If the request is of a licensing issue, we may require further documentation.
Examples of unacceptable material on shared webhosting [content will be terminated]
- IRC Scripts/Bots
- Proxy Scripts/Anonymizers
- Pirated Software/Warez
- Audio Mp3 File Storage [you will need a vps for your radio/dj/sound sharing website/mp3 content on website]
- Image Hosting Scripts [dedicated server due to cpu and bandwidth]
- Video hosting files [you will need a dedicated server due to cpu and bandwidth]
- AutoSurf/PTC/PTS/PPC sites
- IP Scanners
- Bruteforce Programs/Scripts/Applications
- Mail Bombers/Spam Scripts
- Banner-Ad services (commercial banner ad rotation)
- File Dump/Mirror Scripts (similar to rapidshare)
- Commercial Audio Streaming [dedicated server due to cpu and bandwidth]
- Escrow/Bank Debentures
- High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or Related Sites
- Investment Sites (FOREX, E-Gold Exchange, Second Life/Linden Exchange, Ponzi,
- MLM/Pyramid Scheme)
- Sale of any controlled substance without prior proof of appropriate permit(s)
- Prime Banks Programs
- Pornography sites
- Lottery Sites
- Gamewebsite with flash games online [dedicated server due to cpu and bandwidth]
- Game servers
- Hateful/Racist/Harassment oriented sites
- Hacker focused sites/archives/programs
- Sites promoting illegal activities
- Forums and/or websites that distribute or link to warez/pirated/illegal content
- Bank Debentures/Bank Debenture Trading Programs
- Fraudulent Sites (Including, but not limited to sites listed at aa419.org & escrow-fraud.com)
- Mailer Pro
Using a shared account as a backup/storage device is not permitted, with the exception of one cPanel backup of the same account.
EXAMPLES OF UNACCEPTABLE MATERIAL ON DEDICATED SERVERS INCLUDE:
Pirated Software / Warez, Escrow, High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or related sites, Investment sites (FOREX, egold exchange), sale of any controlled substance without prior proof of appropriate permit(s), AutoSurf sites, Bank Debentures, Bank Debenture Trading Programs, Prime Banks Programs, lottery sites, hate sites, hacker focused sites/archives/programs, or sites promoting illegal activities, IP Scanners, Brute Force Programs, Mail Bombers and Spam Scripts. Forums and or websites that distribute or link to warez content are prohibited.
HDWEBPROVIDER™ services, including all related equipment, networks and network devices are provided only for authorized customer use. HDWEBPROVIDER™ systems may be monitored for all lawful purposes, including to ensure that use is authorized, for management of the system, to facilitate protection against unauthorized access, and to verify security procedures, survivability and operational security. During monitoring, information may be examined, recorded, copied and used for authorized purposes. Use of HDWEBPROVIDER™ system(s) constitutes consent to monitoring for these purposes.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Any material that, in our judgment, is obscene, threatening, illegal, or violates our terms of service in any manner may be removed from our servers (or otherwise disabled), with or without notice.
Failure to respond to email from our abuse department within 48 hours may result in the suspension or termination of your services. All abuse issues must be dealt with via troubleticket/email and will have a response within 48 hours.
If in doubt regarding the acceptability of your site or service, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.
Potential harm to minors is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to child pornography or content perceived to be child pornography (Lolita):
Any site found to host child pornography or linking to child pornography will be suspended immediately without notice.
Resellers: we will suspend the site in question and will notify you so you may terminate the account. We will further monitor your activity; more than one infraction of this type may result in the immediate termination of your account.
Direct customers: Your services will be terminated with or without notice.
Violations will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
It is your responsibility to ensure that scripts/programs installed under your account are secure and permissions of directories are set properly, regardless of installation method. When at all possible, set permissions on most directories to 755 or as restrictive as possible. Users are ultimately responsible for all actions taken under their account. This includes the compromise of credentials such as username and password. It is required that you use a secure password. If a weak password is used, your account may be suspended until you agree to use a more secure password. Audits may be done to prevent weak passwords from being used. If an audit is performed, and your password is found to be weak, we will notify you and allow time for you to change/update your password.
3.) ZERO TOLORANCE SPAM POLICY
WE TAKE A ZERO TOLERANCE STANCE AGAINST SENDING OF UNSOLICITED E-MAIL, BULK EMAILING, AND SPAM. “SAFE LISTS” AND “DOUBLE OPT-IN” WILL BE TREATED AS SPAM. ANY USER WHO SENDS OUT SPAM WILL HAVE THEIR ACCOUNT TERMINATED WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE.
NO REFUND FOR SPAM ISSUES.
Sites advertised via SPAM (Spamvertised) may not be hosted on our servers. This provision includes, but is not limited to SPAM sent via fax, email, instant messaging, or usenet/newsgroups. No organization or entity listed in the ROKSO may be hosted on our servers. Any account which results in our IP space being blacklisted will be immediately suspended and/or terminated.
HDWEBPROVIDER™ reserves the right to require changes or disable as necessary any web site, account, database, or other component that does not comply with its established policies, or to make any such modifications in an emergency at its sole discretion.
HDWEBPROVIDER™ reserves the right to charge the holder of the account used to send any unsolicited e-mail a clean up fee. This cost of the clean up fee is entirely at the discretion of HDWEBPROVIDER™.
4.) PAYMENT INFORMATION
You agree to supply appropriate payment for the services received from HDWEBPROVIDER™, in advance of the time period during which such services are provided. You agree that until and unless you notify HDWEBPROVIDER™ of your desire to cancel any or all services received, those services will be billed on a recurring basis.
Cancellations must be done in writing via the cancellation form provided. Once we receive your cancellation and have confirmed all necessary information with you via e-mail, we will inform you in writing (typically email) that your account has been canceled. Your cancellation confirmation will contain a ticket/tracking number in the subject for your reference, and for verification purposes. You should immediately receive an automatic “Your request has been received…” email with a tracking number. An employee will confirm your request (and process your cancellation) shortly thereafter. If you do not hear back from us, or do not receive the automatic confirmation email within a few minutes after submitting your cancellation, please contact us immediately via phone. We require that cancellations of service are done through the online form to (a) confirm your identity, (b) confirm in writing you are prepared for all files/emails to be removed, and (c) document the request. This process reduces the likelihood of mistakes, fraudulent/malicious requests, and ensures you are aware that the files, emails, and account may be removed immediately after a cancellation request is processed.
As a client of HDWEBPROVIDER™, it is your responsibility to ensure that your payment information is up to date, and that all invoices are paid on time. HDWEBPROVIDER™ provides a 10 day grace period from the time the invoice is due and when it must be paid. Any invoice that is overdue for 10 days and not paid will result in a $10 late fee and/or an account suspension until account balance has been paid in full.
If your payment is over 40 days over due, your account will be scheduled for termination by the Data-Center. You will need to upload your website again upon activation. You can also request a backup from the Data-Center. For more information and fees: //www.hdwebprovider.com/clients/knowledgebase/83/Backup-policy-Do-you-provide-backups.html
Invoices that have been paid more than once with multiple Paypal Subscriptions can only be added as credit towards the account and cannot be refunded via Paypal. If you require assistance with this provision, please contact the Sales Department.
HDWEBPROVIDER™ reserves the right to change the monthly payment amount and any other charges at anytime.
5.) BACKUP AND DATA LOSS
Your use of the service is at your sole risk. HDWEBPROVIDER™ is not responsible for files and/or data residing on your account. You agree to take full responsibility for files and data transferred and to maintain all appropriate backup of files and data stored on HDWEBPROVIDER™ servers.
6.) REFUND POLICY
Web Hosting Renewals – each hosting account is renewed automatically unless we are notified otherwise at least one month prior to the date your 1st year ends on.
Each of HDWEBPROVIDER™’s managed shared and reseller accounts carry a 30 day unconditional money back guarantee on them. If you are not completely satisfied with our services within the first 30 days of your service, you will be given a full refund of the contract amount. Remember, this is only for monthly shared or reseller packages and does not apply to dedicated servers, administrative fees, install fees for custom software, or domain name purchases.
On cloud servers and colocation no full refund will be honored — the 30 day money back guarantee does not apply. We reserve the right to refund a prorated amount or no refund at all.
All domain name sales are made final at the time of purchase. You are the sole owner of any domain names registered through our services upon payment. If the customer should decide to leave our service for another provider, domain names are transferable and therefore not subject to refunds.
Changes to registered domain names (incorrect spelling, etc.) cannot be made once the domain has been purchased. It is very important that you verify the spelling of your domain name and it is recommended that you have someone else read it as well to ensure it is exactly as expected.
Domain Name Renewals – Domain Name renewals are billed automatically on the schedule agreed to in the contract. They will renew automatically unless we are notified of otherwise at least 2months prior to the expiration date.
7. UNDERSTANDING DOMAIN NAME EXPIRY AND DISPLAY OF A PARKING PAGE
As every registrar, we have no control over expired domains.
Whenever a domain name is not Renewed till the Expiry Date, it would slip into the Renewal Grace Period for a maximum of 14 days. All such domain names would be put on a temporary commercial Parking Page, which would indicate that the domain name has expired. During this period, any website and mails associated with the domain name would stop working.
If you do not renew the domain name within the Renewal Grace Period, then it would be queued for deletion at the end of the Renewal Grace Period and subsequently Deleted. At this stage the domain has been removed from our system. The domain name will then go into Redemption Grace Period generally (provided there is no backorder for this domain name). In this status you would get another chance to redeem
The International Domain Registry charges $100 to backorder this domain to our system.
THE FOLLOWING METHODS OF PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE:
Bank Wire Transfers
Western Union Payments
HDWEBPROVIDER™ has a 30-day Money Back Guarantee policy for anyone who is not completely satisfied with our shared hosting plans within the first 30 days of sign up. To receive a full refund (not including any setup fees or domain registrations) please contact our sales department.
Violations of the Terms of Service will waive the refund policy.
8A.) RESOURCE USAGE
a) Use 25% or more of system resources for longer then 90 seconds. There are numerous activities that could cause such problems; these include: CGI scripts, FTP, PHP, HTTP, etc.
b) Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD.
c) Run any type of web spider or indexer (including Google Cash / AdSpy) on shared servers.
d) Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network.
e) Run any bit torrent application, tracker, or client. You may link to legal torrents off-site, but may not host or store them on our shared servers.
f) Participate in any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities or SPAM Mailing
g) Run any gaming servers such as counter-strike, half-life, battlefield1942, etc
h) Run cron entries with intervals of less than 45 minutes
When using PHP include functions for including a local file, include the local file rather than the URL. Instead of include(“http://yourdomain.com/include.php”) use include(“include.php”)
The use of more than 10,000 inodes on any shared account may potentially result in suspension. Accounts found to be exceeding the 10,000 inode limit will automatically be removed from our backup system to avoid overusage. Every file (a webpage, image file, email, etc) on your account uses up 1 inode.
Sites that slightly exceed our inode limits are unlikely to be suspended; however, accounts that constantly create and delete large numbers of files on a regular basis, have hundreds of thousands of files, or cause file system damage may be flagged for review and/or suspension.
The primary cause of excessive inodes seems to be due to users leaving their catchall address enabled, but never checking their primary account mailbox. Over time, tens of thousands of messages (or more) build up, eventually pushing the account past our inode limit. To disable your default mailbox, login to cPanel and choose “Mail”, then “Default Address”, “Set Default Address”, and then type in: :fail: No such user here.
9.) BANDWIDTH USAGE
You are allocated a monthly bandwidth allowance. This allowance varies depending on the hosting package you purchase. Should your account pass the allocated amount we reserve the right to suspend the account until the start of the next allocation, suspend the account until more bandwidth is purchased at an additional fee, suspend the account until you upgrade to a higher level of package, terminate the account and/or charge you an additional fee for the overages. Unused transfer in one month cannot be carried over to the next month.
10. ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING POLICY
What am I asked to do?
You may find that you are asked to confirm your identity and other personal details. HDWEBPROVIDER™ has established special verification systems involving your bank account or payment card to prove your identity. To safeguard the integrity of our payment system, your HDWEBPROVIDER™ account may also be subject to periodic transaction limits depending on your user status.
You could be asked to confirm your identity whether you are applying to be a new customer or have been a customer for some time. While our identity verification systems are designed to minimise any inconvenience for you, the verification process may take several days to complete.
Crime and terrorism need cash. Criminals turn the “dirty” cash made from drug trafficking, smuggling, and robbery into clean money by using false identities or taking the names of innocent people – like you. Making sure that people are who they say they are is essential in the fight against crime and terrorism. This does not mean in any way that suspicion is falling on you. Any information about your identity is held confidentially and will help stop your identity being used falsely.
Who is involved?
Government and all organisations involved in financial services. All are united in their determination to stop the spread of financial crime as part of the international effort to crack down on financial crime – protecting us all against crime and terrorism.
Your co-operation is vital to the successful fight against crime and terrorism.
What the law requires:
We may be required to verify your identity and address.
We are required to keep full records of all transactions together with identification provided.
We are required to monitor any unusual or suspicious transactions of any size.
We have a legal obligation to report to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) any suspicious transaction.
11.) UPTIME GUARANTEE
If your shared / reseller server has a physical downtime that is not within the 99.9% uptime you may receive one month of credit on your account. Approval of the credit is at the discretion of HDWEBPROVIDER™ dependent upon justification provided. Third party monitoring service reports may not be used for justification due to a variety of factors including the monitor’s network capacity/transit availability.
The uptime of the server is defined as the reported uptime from the operating system and the Apache Web Server which may differ from the uptime reported by other individual services. To request a credit, please contact sales@HDWEBPROVIDER.com with justification. All requests must be made in writing via email. Uptime guarantees only apply to shared / reseller solutions. Dedicated servers are covered by a network guarantee in which the credit is prorated for the amount of time the server is down which is not related to our uptime guarantee.
11B.) RESELLER: CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY
Resellers are responsible for supporting their clients. HDWEBPROVIDER™ does not provide support to our Reseller’s Clients. If a reseller’s client contacts us, we reserve the right to place the client account on hold until the reseller can assume their responsibility for their client. All support requests must be made by the reseller on their clients’ behalf for security purposes. Resellers are also responsible for all content stored or transmitted under their reseller account and the actions of their clients’. HDWEBPROVIDER™ will hold any reseller responsible for any of their clients actions that violate the law or the terms of service.
12.) SHARED HOSTING / CLOUD SERVERS
Shared accounts may not resell web hosting to other people, if you wish to resell hosting you must use a reseller account. Semidedicated servers are not backed up. You must maintain your own backups.
13.) CLOUD SERVERS
HDWEBPROVIDER™ reserves the right to reset the password on a dedicated server if the password on file is not current so that we may do security audits as required by our datacenter. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that there is a valid email address and current root password on file for their dedicated server on file to prevent downtime from forced password resets. HDWEBPROVIDER™ reserves the right to audit servers as needed and to perform administrative actions at the request of our datacenter. Dedicated servers are NOT backed up by us and it is the responsibility of the client to maintain backups or have a solution for this. You may purchase an additional hard drive and maintain backups to it as the most simple solution. Please contact email@example.com if you wish to obtain a secondary hard drive. It is your responsibility to maintain backups.
14.) PRICE CHANGE
The amount you pay for hosting will never increase from the date of purchase. We reserve the right to change prices listed on HDWEBPROVIDER.com, and the right to increase the amount of resources given to plans at any time.
Customer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold HDWEBPROVIDER™ harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney’s fees asserted against HDWEBPROVIDER™, its agents, its customers, officers and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to be performed or any product sold by customer, its agents, employees or assigns. Customer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless HDWEBPROVIDER™ against liabilities arising out of; (1) any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with HDWEBPROVIDER™; (2) any material supplied by customer infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party; (3) copyright infringement and (4) any defective products sold to customers from HDWEBPROVIDER™’s server.
HDWEBPROVIDER™ shall not be responsible for any damages your business may suffer. HDWEBPROVIDER™ makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied for services we provide. HDWEBPROVIDER™ disclaims any warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
This includes loss of data resulting from delays, no deliveries, wrong delivery, and any and all service interruptions caused by HDWEBPROVIDER™ and its employees.
17.) CHANGES TO THE TOS
HDWEBPROVIDER™ reserves the right to revise its policies at any time without notice.
The key factor in a successful hosting provider is making sure the network is fast and reliable.
Having a reliable network for your website is a must and premium bandwidth is what you get with our hosting packages. Customers and Businesses want fast loading web pages and emails, plain and simple. Our network quality and speed enables us to provide a solid network infrastructure whilst ensuring confidence in our customers.
HDWEBPROVIDER™ reserves the right to change the monthly payment amount and any other charges at anytime. Welcome Aboard!