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Terms of Service

Refunds

Money Back Guarantee.
Customers are entitled to a partial or full refund within 7 days of the initial order being placed. This will be issued in the same method as originally used by the customer. Cases involving offline methods of payment will be refunded using a personal cheque or other online methods most convenient to both parties.

The 7-day money back guarantee does not apply and will not be issued if more than 50% of allocated data transfer has already been used on the web hosting account. This money back guarantee does not apply to domain name registrations or if the account has breached these terms and conditions prior to cancellation.

Account Cancellations. After the 7 day introduction period, no refunds will be issued for account cancellations on a monthly payment schedule. Accounts on a yearly payment schedule are entitled to a pro rated refund taking only full months into account when calculating refund due. If cancellation of the account is caused by the customer breaching these terms and conditions no refund will be issued. No refunds are issued for domain registrations.


Account Activation

We have not accepted a customer application and order until account setup and you receive the 'welcome' email including all details specific to your account. Until this time, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or reject any order made by the customer. In such cases, a full refund will be made using the same method as payment was originally made.


Misuse

Account Use


Under no circumstances must our servers be used for the hosting of, reference to or linking to any of the following:

- nudity, pornography, anything of a sexual, lewd, or obscene nature;
- violations of any copyright or any other right of any third party;
- threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory statements;
- promotion of illegal activities (hacking, cracking, etc);
- information or software containing or about any kind of virus;
- hate speech or hate propaganda;
- the collection of personal information for illegal purposes;
- content deemed by us at our sole discretion to be harmful to us

Banned Scripts. We do not allow the use of the following scripts on our servers:

UltimateBBS
IkonBoard
CGI/Perl version of YABB
Proxy scripts
IRC scripts
Anonymizer
Chat rooms not included as standard in the cPanel
phpShell and similar command execution scripts
FormMail
(versions prior to 1.91)

Chat Rooms. Only the chat room scripts provided for the customer in their control panel are allowed on our server. Any other scripts found will be disabled and the account suspended in serious or repeat cases.

Spam / Unsolicited Mass E-mail. The sending of Unsolicited Commercial Email (SPAM) through our servers promoting any website or through third party servers promoting a website hosted by us can result in the suspension or termination of the customers web hosting account without refund. Mailing lists may be operated as long as individuals choose to subscribe to receive mailings and the mailing list software in use is that provided in our supplied control panels. Any complaints received are taken seriously and will be investigated.

Customer Responsibility

Contact Information. The customer is responsible for keeping their contact details up to date in their billing control panel. We cannot be held responsible for communication mixup's as a direct result of the customers failure to update their details.

Sensitive Data. Customers are responsible for keeping their usernames, passwords and other sensitive data safe. If a breach is suspected, the customer is required to request a change of login details by contacting support staff.


Billing

Payment schedules. The customer agrees to supply appropriate payment for the services received from us in advance of the time period during which such services are provided.

Invoices. All invoices will be sent via email and a printable version downloadable from the site. Customers are required to pay their invoice in advance at the beginning of each payment term using the available method of your choice within 5 working days of the invoice issue date.

Bank Charges. Customers are responsible for the provision of sufficient funds in their account and we will not be held responsible for any charges incurred as a result of overdrawing of the bank account or credit card or as a result of failed transactions.

Suspension. We reserve the right to suspend any account after 5 working days have passed without due payment being received. Any added time for payment will be at our sole discretion.


Server Backups


Regularity and policy. Backups are made each day on an incremental basis and each week on a full basis, however, no guarantees are made of any kind as to the integrity of these backups. Backup measures are in place to assist in the event of hardware failure warranting a full system restore and no data can be obtained from backups on a single account basis. All customers are strongly advised to regularly download their own backups from their control panel where a zipped archive is provided daily of all account files and databases.


Use of Server Resources


CPU & Memory. All accounts are monitored for their use of server resources. If any account is using a high amount of server resources we will contact the customer to discuss the issue with them. In serious cases where an account is using a considerably large amount of system resources (memory, CPU etc.) the account may be suspended or script disabled without notice to maintain the smooth running of the server.

Data Transfer and Webspace Allocations. Customers can request a package upgrade or temporary resource increase at the costs available to view on our website at http://www.ploghost.com. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to contact us in advance of requiring extra resources to prevent account suspension. In most cases, accounts are automatically suspended when their resource limits have been reached.


Contract Procedure

If a breach of these terms and conditions is found we will, at our sole discretion, determine whether it is a serious or minor breach. If a serious breach of these terms is found we reserve the right to suspend the account(s) of the customer in question or disable any part of the account before contacting them. We will however make an attempt to contact the customer prior to suspension in the event of a minor breach using the email address we have on record for your account. If no reply is received within 3 days we will escalate the status of the breach to a serious breach and may suspend the account(s).

In the event that a resold account is the subject of the breach we will make every effort to contact the reseller before taking action. In serious cases we may have to suspend or disable part of the account before contacting the reseller.


Limitation of Liability & General Terms


We are not responsible for any claimed damages, which may result from our servers going offline, or being unavailable for any reason. This includes damages which may result from the corruption or deletion of data. The customer agrees to indemnify and hold us and our employees harmless from any claims, damages, including but not limited to consequential damages resulting from the use of the service which damages the customer or any other party.

We will cooperate fully with investigations of violation of systems or network security at other sites and will cooperate with law enforcement authorities in the investigation of possible criminal violations. Customers who violate these terms may incur in criminal or civil liability.

For clients with multiple accounts and resellers, we reserve the right to suspend all accounts should the main account owner violate these terms and conditions in a manner deemed by us to be extremely serious.

In the event that we are unable to contact a reseller account holder to pursue payment, we reserve the right to contact their customers to inform them of the situation. We also reserve the right to contact a resellers customers if they are 'abandoned' by the reseller account holder.

We will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of these terms and conditions. The failure by a customer to meet or follow any of the above terms and conditions is grounds for account suspension or deactivation.


Modification


plogHost.com
reserves the right to add, delete, or modify these Terms and Conditions, our hosting packages, prices and website at any time with notice provided via WWW and announcements in our forum and/or customer control panel(s). All customers are encouraged to check this document at least once a month to ensure they are aware of any changes.

 
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