Terms of Service
1) Account Setup / Email on File
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.
Our transfers team will make every effort to help you move your site to us, however, we can not make guarantees of the transfer process. We provide this as a courtesy service and can not make guarantees regarding its availability or the amount of time it may take as each host is configured a little differently. We will try our best, however, in some cases we may be unable to assist you in a transfer of data from an old host.
All services provided by Storage AL may only be used for lawful purposes. The laws of The Netherlands apply.
The customer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Storage AL from any claims resulting from the use of our services.
Examples of unacceptable material on all Shared, Reseller and Dedicated/VPS Servers include: IRC Bots, Pirated Software / Warez hosting, image, filedump, or banner-ad services (similar to rapidshare, photobucket, or commercial banner ad rotation), topsites, commercial audio streaming (more than one or two streams), 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, muds / rpg's, hate sites, hacker focused sites/archives/programs, or sites promoting illegal activities, IP Scanners, Brute Force Programs, Mail Bombers and Spam Scripts.
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 respective accounts. This includes the compromise of credentials such as user-name 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.
4) Zero Tolerance 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.
Sies 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. Storage AL reserves the right to require changes or disable as necessary any website, 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.
Storage AL reserves the right to charge the holder of the account used to send any unsolicited e-mail a clean up fee. The cost of the clean up fee is entirely at the discretion of Storage AL.
5) Payment Information
You agree to supply appropriate payment for the services received from Storage AL, in advance of the time period during which such services are provided. You agree that until and unless you notify Storage AL of your desire to cancel any or all services received, those services will be billed on a recurring basis.
As a client of Storage AL, it is your responsibility to ensure that your payment information is up to date, and that all invoices are paid on time. Storage AL 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.
Storage AL reserves the right to change the monthly payment amount and any other charges at anytime.
6) Backups and Data Loss
Your use of the service is at your sole risk. Storage AL 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 Storage AL servers.
7) Cancellations and Refunds
Storage AL reserves the right to cancel the account at any time with or without notice.
Any abuse of our staff in any medium or format will result in the suspension or termination of your services.
Customers may cancel at any time by sending a cancellation request via the client control panel at least 7 days before the renewal date. Cancellations will not be accepted via support ticket or email. Storage AL gives you a 7 day money back guarantee on managed shared hosting, reseller hosting and VPS hosting. There are no refunds on dedicated servers, administrative fees, install fees for custom software, domain name purchases or any non-refundable licensing fees (e.g. cPanel, DirectAdmin etc...). Storage AL Solutions have the right to refuse any refunds. Refunds will only be processed if there is any problem caused or the fault of Storage AL Solutions. Any refunds requested by a client who's product/service is working perfectly, or is not working correctly due to the fault of the client, will not be accepted.
Only first-time accounts are eligible for a refund. For example, if you've had an account with us before, canceled and signed up again, or if you have opened a second account with us, you will not be eligible for a refund.
Violations of the Terms of Service will waive the refund policy.
8a) Resource Usage
User may not:
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.
c) Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network.
d) Run any bit torrent application, tracker, or client.
Please note that you may link to torrents off server, but may not host or store them.
e) Participate in any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities
f) Run any gaming servers such as counter-strike, half-life, battlefield1942, on a server not sold for that specific service.
g) Run cron entries with intervals of less than 15 minutes.
When using PHP include functions for including a local file, include the local file rather than the URL. Instead of <?php include("http://yourdomain.com/include.php") ?> use <?php include("include.php") ?>
The use of more than 50,000 inodes on any shared account may potentially result in suspension. Accounts found to be exceeding the 50,000 inode limit will automatically be removed from our backup system to avoid overusage. Every file on your account uses up 1 inode.
Simply exceeding the limit does not constitute grounds for suspension however accounts that constantly create and delete large numbers of files on a regular basis or causing file system damage may cause your account to be flagged for review.
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) 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 Storage AL 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 of the server which may differ from the uptime reported by individual services. 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.
11) Reseller: Client Responsibility
Resellers are responsible for supporting their clients. Storage AL 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'. Storage AL will hold any reseller responsible for any of their clients actions that violate the law or the terms of service.
12) 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 Storage.AL, 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 Storage AL harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney's fees asserted against Storage AL, 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 Storage AL against liabilities arising out of; (1) any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with Storage AL; (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 Storage AL's server.
By using any Storage AL services, you agree to binding arbitration. If any disputes or claims arise against Storage AL or its subsidiaries, such disputes will be handled by an arbitrator of Storage AL's choice. All decisions rendered by that arbitrator will be binding and final. You are also responsible for any and all costs related to such arbitration.
Storage AL shall not be responsible for any damages your business may suffer. Storage AL makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied for services we provide. Storage AL 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 Storage AL and its employees.
16) Disclosure to Law Enforcement
Storage AL may disclose any subscriber information to law enforcement agencies without further consent or notification to the subscriber upon lawful request from such agencies. We will cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies.
17) Changes to the TOS
Storage AL reserves the right to revise its policies at any time without notice.
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