Akulhost

Terms of Service

WHEREAS, Akulhost Web Hosting is an information provider connected to the Internet Akulhost Web Hosting offers storage and transfer services over the Internet through access to its Web Server;

WHEREAS, Customer seeks to utilize Akulhost Web Hosting's server for its own purposes;

WHEREAS, the parties acknowledge that the Internet is neither owned nor controlled by any one entity; therefore, Akulhost Web Hosting can make no guarantee that any given reader shall be able to access Akulhost Web Hosting's server at any given time.

Akulhost Web Hosting represents that it shall make every good faith effort to ensure that its server is available as widely as possible and with as little service interruption as possible;

TAXES

1. Akulhost Web Hosting shall not be liable for any taxes or other fees to be paid in accordance with or related to purchases made from Customer or Akulhost Web Hosting's server. Customer agrees to take full responsibility for all taxes and fees of any nature associated with such products sold.

MATERIAL PRODUCTS

1. Customer will provide Akulhost Web Hosting with material and data in a condition that is "server-ready", which is in a form requiring no additional manipulation on the part of Akulhost Web Hosting. Akulhost Web Hosting shall make no effort to validate this information for content, correctness or usability.
2. Use of Akulhost Web Hosting's service requires a certain level of knowledge in the use of Internet languages, protocols, and software. This level of knowledge varies depending on the anticipated use and desired content of Customer's Webspace by the Customer.
3. The following examples are offered:
* Web Publishing: requires a knowledge of HTML, properly locating and linking documents, FTPing Webspace contents, Graphics, text, Sound, imagemapping, etc.
* CGI-Scripts: requires a knowledge of the UNIX environment, TAR & GUNZIP commands, Perl, CShell scripts, permissions, etc.
4. The Customer agrees that he or she has the necessary knowledge to create Customer's Webspace. Customer agrees that it is not the responsibility of Akulhost Web Hosting to provide this knowledge or Customer Support outside of the defined service of Akulhost Web Hosting.
5. Akulhost Web Hosting will exercise no control whatsoever over the content of the information passing through the network.
6. The customer agrees to make use of Akulhost Web Hosting servers primarily for the purpose of hosting a website, and associated email functions. Data uploaded must be primarily for this purpose.. Akulhost Web Hosting servers are not intended as a data backup or archiving service. Akulhost Web Hosting reserves the right to negotiate additional charges with the Customer and/or the discontinuation of the backups/archives at their discretion. If you exceed your allocated transfer bandwidth for a month, you will be billed at the rate of $1 per additional 10GB.
7. Servers are shared with other customers, and as such IRC-related activities or severely CPU intensive CGI scripts (e.g. chat scripts, scripts which have bugs causing them to not close properly after being run, etc.) are not encouraged. Any application that listens for inbound network connections (even if the application would otherwise be allowed) are not permitted. BitTorrent clients, proxy servers/scripts, IRC bots and bouncers (BNC) specifically may not be run on any Akulhost Web Hosting server. If your processes are adversely affecting server performance disproportionately Akulhost Web Hosting reserves the right to negotiate additional charges with the Customer and/or the discontinuation of the offending processes.
8. Customer agrees to not engage in activities pertaining to Black Hat SEO, Spamdexing, and so-called "Scraper sites." These can all have a severely detrimental effect on server performance and are not permitted.
9. The Customer agrees to hold only one (1) active web hosting service plan at any given time with Akulhost Web Hosting. Signing up for multiple plans is grounds for termination of all plans, including the first one, without warning.
10. Akulhost Web Hosting makes no warranties or representations of any kind, whether expressed or implied for the service it is providing. Akulhost Web Hosting also disclaims any warranty of merchant-ability or fitness for a particular purpose and will not be responsible for any damages that may be suffered by the Customer, including loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries or service interruptions by any cause or errors or omissions of the Customer. Use of any information obtained by way of Akulhost Web Hosting is at the Customer's own risk, and Akulhost Web Hosting specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its services. Connection speed represents the speed of a connection to and do not represent guarantees of available end to end bandwidth. Akulhost Web Hosting expressly limits its damages to the Customer for any non-accessibility time or other down time to the pro-rata monthly charge during the system unavailability.
11. Akulhost Web Hosting specifically denies any responsibilities for any damages arising as a consequence of such unavailability. In the event that this material is not "Server-ready", Akulhost Web Hosting may, at its option and at any time, reject this material, including but not limited to after it has been put on Akulhost Web Hosting's Server. Akulhost Web Hosting agrees to notify Customer immediately of its refusal of the material and afford Customer the opportunity to amend or modify the material to satisfy the needs and/or requirements of Akulhost Web Hosting. If the Customer fails to modify the material, as directed by Akulhost Web Hosting, within a reasonable period of time, which shall be determined between the parties themselves, the contract shall be deemed to be terminated.
12. All domain names registered through Akulhost or its previous domain registration site, domainitron.com, that are 'parked' or are otherwise not immediately associated with a Akulhost hosting plan will be automatically pointed to a "Coming Soon" web page which informs visitors that the registrant has recently registered their domain name via Akulhost.com. The Coming Soon web page may be modified at any time by Akulhost without prior notice to you and may include such things as, without limitation, links to additional products and services offered by Akulhost.

TRADEMARKS & COPYRIGHTS

1. Customer warrants that it has the right to use the applicable trademarks, if any.

HARDWARE, EQUIPMENT, & SOFTWARE

1. The customer is responsible for and must provide all telephone, computer, hardware and software equipment and services necessary to access Akulhost Web Hosting.
2. Akulhost Web Hosting makes no representations, warranties or assurances that the Customer's equipment will be compatible with the Akulhost Web Hosting service.

Akulhost DEDICATED SERVER STIPULATIONS

1. Bandwidth pricing and measurement frequency is subject to change at Akulhost's discretion. Customers affected by such changes will be notified no less than thirty (30) days in advance by Akulhost Web Hosting.
2. Akulhost is under no obligation to compensate Customer for downtime, whether the downtime be caused by Customer, Akulhost Web Hosting, or Akulhost's upstream providers.
3. Customer agrees that dedicated server payments are NONREFUNDABLE. For example, if Customer submits payment for twelve (12) months of service, service will be provided for twelve (12) months and will not be refunded if customer chooses to discontinue service with Akulhost mid-way through the term.
4. Hardware upgrades to an existing 'platform' (platform defined as a motherboard/chassis combination) will be performed by Akulhost and shall incur an additional one-time labor fee of $100 as well as an increase to Customer's standard monthly rate.
5. Akulhost reserves the right to alter the dedicated server packages advertised on its website at its discretion. Akulhost is not required to upgrade Customers' hardware or bandwidth allocation as a result of a pricing or service package change. There will be an additional charge of $200 associated for any such hardware upgrade requested by Customer. Customer will not be required to upgrade hardware as a result of a pricing change.
6. For managed servers using a "DreamCatcher" monitoring option, Akulhost is responsible for the security of the network, the kernel, and the base operating system (defined as the standard set of debian packages that come installed with the server). Akulhost may take any steps it deems necessary at any time to protect the security of your server (this generally includes applying security patches as well upgrading the entire operating system).
7. For unmanaged servers not using a "DreamCatcher" monitoring option, Customer is responsible for keeping the security of their system up to date. This includes but is not limited to the following requirements:
* the kernel will be patched within 7 days of any announced security hole relating to the kernel
* any security patches for all installed software must be applied within 7 days of their general announcement to the security community at large.
Akulhost is not responsible for notifying unmanaged servers of the need to apply patches. Failure to comply with these requirements is grounds for termination of contract without refund. Akulhost reserves the right to take any action upon unmanaged dedicated servers it deems necessary at any time to protect the security and integrity of Akulhost's network.

AGE

1. The Customer certifies that he or she is at least 18 years of age, or that their parent or legal guardian will act as the "customer" in terms of this contract.

INTERNET ETIQUETTE

1. Electronic forums such as mail distribution lists and Usenet news groups all have expectations regarding subject area and appropriate etiquette for posting. Users of these forums should be considerate of the expectations and sensitivities of others on the network when posting material for electronic distribution. The network resources of Akulhost Web Hosting may not be used to impersonate another person or misrepresent authorization to act on behalf of others or Akulhost Web Hosting. All messages transmitted via Akulhost Web Hosting should correctly identify the sender; users may not alter the attribution of origin in electronic mail messages or posting.
2. Users must not attempt to undermine the security or integrity of computing systems or networks and must not attempt to gain unauthorized access. This includes (but is not limited to) such things as port scanning of either Akulhost or external computers and Denial Of Service attacks of any kind.
3. For more information on acceptable practices for bulk email, the use of copyrighted materials, trademarks, and more, please see http://abuse.Akulhost.com/.

LAWFUL PURPOSE

1. Customer may only use Akulhost Web Hosting's Server for lawful purpose. Transmission of any material in violation of any Country, Federal, State or Local regulation is prohibited. To this effect, child pornography is strictly prohibited as well as housing any copyrighted information (to which the customer does not hold the copyright) on Akulhost Web Hosting's Server.
2. Customer agrees to not have any content on their site that advocates, sells or in any way makes available tools or methods to send unsolicited e-mail or usenet postings (spam), or to use Akulhost Web Hosting's Servers for relaying unsolicited e-mail or usenet postings, or to use unsolicited e-mail or usenet postings to advertise for their site hosted at Akulhost. Any complaint we receive about a violation of this or the preceding two points will be taken very seriously and will result in immediate account cancellation without a refund.

PROMOTIONAL CODES

1. By using a promo code you waive the option to indicate who referred you to Akulhost.
2. You may not change/submit a promo code or referrer after you've finished signing up.
3. Promo codes/referrers are for new customers only - if you use one you may not host on your account any domain ever previously hosted with Akulhost.

INDEMNIFICATION

1. Customer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold Akulhost Web Hosting harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorneys' fees, ("Liabilities") asserted against Akulhost Web Hosting, its agents, its customers, servants 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 Akulhost Web Hosting against Liabilities arising out of
* any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with Akulhost Web Hosting's Server;
* any material supplied by Customer infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party;
* copyright infringement;
* any defective product which Customer sold on Akulhost Web Hosting Server.

CONTRACT REVISIONS

Revisions to this Contract will be applicable to previous Contracts
Revisions will be considered agreed to by the Customer on renewal of service as specified in Section - Financial Arrangements.

TRANSFER

Customer may not transfer this contract without the written consent of Akulhost Web Hosting.

CONTRACT

These Terms and Conditions constitutes the entire Contract and understanding of the parties.
Any changes or modifications to these Terms and Conditions of Contract thereto are agreed to by the both parties upon renewal of services.