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Science Hosting Terms of Service

All services provided by Science Hosting may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any Federal, State or city law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, material we judge to be threatening or obscene, or material protected by trade secret and other statute. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Science Hosting or any of its allies or partners from any claims resulting from the use of service which damages the subscriber or any other party.

Prohibited are sites that promote any illegal activity or present content that may be damaging to Science Hosting servers, or any other server on the Internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited.

Examples of unacceptable content or links:

  • pirated software
  • hacker programs or archives
  • Warez sites
  • any site that consumes more than excessive system resources

    NOTICE: IF YOUR ACCOUNT IS FOUND TO CONTAIN ILLEGAL ACTIVITY, ILLEGAL MP3 FILES, PIRATED SOFTWARE, HACKER PROGRAMS, WAREZ PROGRAMS, OR ANY OTHER ILLEGAL FILES, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE TERMINATED IMMEDIATELY, WITHOUT NOTICE, AND A $50.00 CANCELLATION FEE WILL APPLY. ADDITIONALLY, SCIENCE HOSTING WILL NOTIFY THE PROPER AUTHORITIES OF YOUR ACTIONS.

    We are not saying that your web site cannot be high powered and intense, but some webmasters create sites that tax resources in ways that are unnecessary through the improper programing. This is why we recommend that you use a quality web service provider such as ProsperityWebs.com to build and maintain your site or teach you how to maintain it. If at any time they consume more than 20% of our system's resource (or 35% for resellers), you will be contacted to resolve the problem. SCIENCE HOSTING will be the sole arbiter as to what constiutes a violation of this provision.

  • Traffic Usage

    All account plans come with a predetermined amount of traffic allowance. We provide you with bandwidth up to a certain designation. If you exceed your "up to limit" then we must charge you for this additional bandwidth. We monitor all accounts and bill $4.00 for each gig of traffic exceeded. This amount is not prorated, meaning that 1 mb - 1 gig will be treated and billed as the same. However we must draw your attention to the fact that we seldom have clients who exceed the "up to" limit and usually when this occurs they are making so much money on their web that they are happy to pay the additional costs or to contract for new ceiling.

    File Storage Usage

    All account plans come with an "up to" amount of space on the server. We monitor all accounts and bill $1.00 for each meg of space exceeded. Yet generally our clients rarely exceed their "up to" ceiling and we work with clients to help them manage their space and to contract for new ceilings on space as well.

    Chat Rooms

    Clients who have purchased the proper level of service are able to install their own chat rooms using our Cpanel. Even though chatrooms can be a large drain on system resources, we provide this option to clients through the Cpanel interface.

    Background Running Programs

    We allow certain programs "Crons" to run continually in the background as long as the Cron cycles is not to intense (meaning don't set your Cron cycles to come more often than what is recommended in the Cpanel.) Crons are useful for backing up data bases and other tasks, but if you misuse the Cron feature this over taxes our servers and must be curtailed or at our discretion we will discontinue Cron privileges. These are considered on a case-by-case basis and an extra charge may be incurred if a client abuses background programs such as Crons, based on system resources used and operational maintenance required.

    IRC

    We currently do not allow IRC or IRC bots to be operated on our servers.

    Server Abuse

    Any attempt to undermine or cause harm to a server or customer of Science Hosting is strictly prohibited.

    Refusal of Service

    We reserve the right to refuse, cancel or suspend service, at our sole discretion.

    All sub-networks, distributive hosting sites and dedicated servers of SCIENCE HOSTING must adhere to the above policies, with the exception of system resources in respect to dedicated servers.

    Billing

    By the Account Activation Date of each month, SCIENCE HOSTING shall either: (1) debit the client's credit card (when such information has been provided by the client); or (2) deliver, by e-mail or regular mail, an invoice in accordance with the applicable Service Fees for services rendered for the upcoming quarter or year, depending on the billing period. When an invoice is delivered to the client, payment shall be remitted to SCIENCE HOSTING by no later than the specified payment due date. SCIENCE HOSTING shall be entitled to immediately terminate this agreement for client's failure to make timely payments. All credit cards are billed automatically on a monthly basis. It is the client's responsibility to ensure that they have sufficient credit to cover this transaction. In the event that there is insufficient credit, we will send an e-mail notification, at which point we will need to be provided with another credit card account number within 24 hours. If we do not receive a response within 24 hours, the account, and all accounts under that account plan, will be suspended. It is best to communicate with us because then we can help you, if you don't stay in touch with us about payments then there can be no exceptions to the above rules.

    Service Fees

    Certain services carry a set-up fee charged by SCIENCE HOSTING to client, which must be paid by client in order to have use of said services. If client terminates this agreement, client shall be responsible for any and all outstanding fees owed to SCIENCE HOSTING and agrees to pay any and all fees incurred by client. We require 30 days notice of cancellation from the current month end, that is to say, if a customer cancels in mid month, they are billed until the end of the next month. We must receive notice of cancellation in writing.

    Some extra services such as extra storage space on the server, and extra file transfers will be billed as required.

    Account Deactivations

    Any account deactivated due to non-payment will require a reactivation fee of $20.00 prior to reactivation.

    Refusal of Service

    We reserve the right to refuse, cancel or suspend service, at our sole discretion.

    Limitation of Liability

    SCIENCE HOSTING shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental and consequential damages, which may arise from SCIENCE HOSTING' servers going off-line or being unavailable for any reason whatsoever. Furthermore, SCIENCE HOSTING shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental or consequential damages, resulting from the corruption or deletion of any web site from one of SCIENCE HOSTING' servers. All damages shall be limited to the immediate termination of service.

    Violations

    Violations of these Acceptable Use Policies should be referred to violations @ SCIENCE HOSTING.COM
    All complaints will be investigated promptly. Failure to follow any term or condition will be grounds for immediate account deactivation.

    Disclaimer

    SCIENCE HOSTING cannot be held liable for system down time, crashes or data loss. We cannot be held liable for any predicated estimate of profits which a client would have gained if their site was functioning. Certain services provided by SCIENCE HOSTING are contracted. Thus, certain equipment, routing, software and programming used by SCIENCE HOSTING are not directly owned or written by Science Hosting. Moreover, Science Hosting holds no responsibility for the use of our clients' accounts. Failure to comply with any terms or conditions will result in the automatic deactivation of the account in question. We reserve the right to remove any account, without advance notice for any reason without restitution, as Science Hosting sees fit.

    Account Activation

    By activating your account with Science Hosting, you agree to the above policies and disclaimer. Upon requesting activation of an account, you are required to accept these policies, guidelines and disclaimer, and a copy of your acceptance is forwarded along with your activation request to be maintained with your account information.

    NOTICE: If you sign up for an account and fail to comply with these terms, no refunds will be given. We will, however, advise you by e-mail or phone prior to taking any action to provide you with an opportunity to correct the problem.

    Science Hosting reserves the right to amend any or all of the above policies, guidelines and disclaimer without notification. We also retain the right to increase any pricing and make changes to our account plans without notification.

    When signing up for services with Science Hosting you will be asked to accept this agreement. Please fill in the information below so that we can record your acceptance of these terms.



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