- OverviewThe Universal Terms of Service Agreement sets forth the general terms and conditions of your use of the Site and the Services. This Hosting Service Agreement this (“Service Agreement”) governs your use of Falcon Internet’s Hosting services “Hosting Services”). Capitalized terms used in this Service Agreement, but not defined are defined in the Agreement.
- DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
- Shared Web Hosting: Shared Web Hosting plans place your site within one or more servers. Resources are shared between many customers on the same servers; however, your site is given a unique address (DNS)
- Managed Cloud Server Hosting: Managed Hosting plans, you get all of the benefits of having your own Server, but we will manage the server for you including setting up your control panel, patching cycles and back-ups. Cloud Server are segmented within a server shared with other customers, but you will have full control over your server space and the complete configuration of your virtual instance on the server. You will have full administrator (root) access and dedicated IP address(es)
- Managed WordPress Hosting: Managed WordPress Hosting plans give you a streamlined and optimized experience to build and manage WordPress sites. We handle the basic hosting administrative tasks, including: installing WordPress, automated daily backups, WordPress core updates and server-level caching
- Dedicated Server: Dedicated Server plans reserve an entire physical server exclusively for your account and usage. You will have exclusive use of your server’s bandwidth, memory, and storage space, and your server’s performance will not be affected by traffic and the usage patterns of other customers
- Managed Support: Managed Support Services are available for all types of Hosting and vary with each service. Example services include patching and maintenance, server hardening, managed backups, higher redundancy design, off-site backups, server management, IT administration and assistance in configuring email. We can work with your IT department to develop the best strategies for your needs.
- Backups Falcon Internet offers several levels of backups. Every plan includes some form of backups. We offer higher level backups for enterprise applications where data is critical to business operations including hourly, or continuous data replication. Falcon Internet also offers off-site backups to cloud storage providers. While we take every pre-caution to make sure your backups are successful, it is ultimately up to the Customer to ensure they have a proper disaster plan in place. Falcon Internet is not responsible for loss of customer’s data. In order to backup your data, we have installed SSH keys to allow the backup server and our support staff to access the server. If these keys are removed or disabled, Customer realizes that the server will not be backed up and will have no protection.
- ACCOUNT TERMINATION; LIMITATIONS
- Migration of Servers: You acknowledge and agree that as a normal course of business, it may be necessary for us to migrate our servers. As a result, even if you have a dedicated IP, you may be assigned a different IP number. We do not warrant that you will be able to consistently maintain your given IP numbers.
- Termination of Hosting Services: You acknowledge and agree that upon expiration or termination of your Hosting Services, you must discontinue use of the Hosting Services and relinquish use of the IP addresses and server names assigned to you in connection with Hosting Services, including pointing the domain name system (“DNS”) for your domain name(s) away from our servers. Prior to termination of the Hosting Services, you are responsible for moving your website or server content off our servers. We will not transfer or FTP your website or server content to another provider. If a failure to pay an invoice past 15 days, your server may be subject to automatic termination, and data deletion. It’s very important to contact us if payment delays are necessary.
- Free Products Credits: Upon termination of the Hosting Services, all free products provided as part of the Hosting Services will be cancelled or revoked.
- Notice Regarding Licensed Images on Migration or Export (where available): Subject to all other applicable licenses terms and conditions, images available and licensed for use are intended for Falcon Internet hosted customers only and are subject to the terms and conditions of third-party intellectual property rights and licensing restrictions. To the extent you wish to export or migrate your hosted product or service to another service provider (if available as an option), it is solely your responsibility to ensure your continued right to use any images incorporated therein, and you acknowledge and agree that Falcon Internet does not warrant and shall have no responsibility for any claims resulting from your continued use after migration and/or termination (whichever occurs first).
- Storage Capacity: The total amount of usable storage capacity for your particular Hosting Service(s) may differ from the represented capacity, as there is required space for the operating system(s), system file(s), and other supporting file(s).
- YOUR OBLIGATIONS; REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
- Justification. You acknowledge and agree that we shall have the right to seek justification in connection with your use of the Hosting Services, specifically your purchase of IP addresses, and you shall be obligated to provide any and all information reasonably sought by us pursuant to such justification. In connection with such purchase, you acknowledge and agree that your name and justification may be disclosed to certain registries including, but not limited to, the American Registry of Internet Numbers, in accordance with policies promulgated by any and all such registries and such information may be displayed publicly on the Whois database.
- Abusive Activities and Other Threats. You acknowledge and agree that you may not use our servers and your website as a source, intermediary, reply to address, or destination address for mail bombs, Internet packet flooding, packet corruption, denial of service, or other abusive activities that threaten the stability of our network or will damage the systems of, or cause a disruption of internet services to, Falcon Internet, our customers, or third-parties. Server hacking or other perpetration of security breaches is prohibited and we reserve the right to remove sites containing information about hacking or links to such information. Use of your website as an anonymous gateway is prohibited. We prohibit the use of software or scripts run on our servers that cause the server to load beyond a reasonable level, as determined by us. You agree that we reserve the right to remove your website temporarily or permanently from our servers if you are in violation of this Service Agreement and/or there are activities that threaten the stability of our network. You acknowledge and agree that all websites associated with your hosting account may be removed if one website is in violation of this Service Agreement. You further acknowledge and agree that Falcon Internet reserves the right to scan your hosted account for malicious content (e.g., malware), and that, in the event any such content is discovered, it may be removed in Falcon Internet’s discretion for security purposes.
- Storage and Security. You shall be solely responsible for undertaking measures to: (1) prevent any loss or damage to your website or server content; (2) maintain independent archival and backup copies of your website or server content; and (3) ensure the security, confidentiality and integrity of all your website or server content transmitted through or stored on our servers.
Our servers are not an archive and we shall have no liability to you or any other person for loss, damage or destruction of any of your content. The Hosting Services are not intended to provide a PCI (Payment Card Industry) or HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant environment and therefore should not be used or considered as one. You shall not use the Service in any way, in our sole discretion, that shall impair the functioning or operation of our services or equipment. Specifically by way of example and not as a limitation, you shall not use the Hosting Services as: (1) a repository or instrument for placing or storing archived files; and/or (2) placing or storing material that can be downloaded through other websites. You acknowledge and agree that we have the right to carry out a forensic examination in the event of a compromise to your server or account.
- Website/Server Content. You shall be solely responsible for providing, updating, uploading and maintaining your website or server and any and all files, pages, data, works, information and/or materials on, within, displayed, linked or transmitted to, from or through your website or server including, but not limited to, trade or service marks, images, photographs, illustrations, graphics, audio clips, video clips, email or other messages, meta tags, domain names, software and text. You acknowledge and agree that in the course of providing you with technical assistance, it may be necessary for our support staff to modify, alter or remove the content of your hosted product. Your website or server content shall also include any registered domain names provided by you or registered on behalf of you in connection with the Hosting Services.
If access to a third-party hosting website is required in the provision of any Service, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to provide us with access to the third-party hosting account for the purposes of this Service Agreement. You agree that you retain sole contractual and any other legal or fiduciary responsibilities related to your third-party hosting account.
If you request that we install any Third Party Software not provided as part of the Hosting Services, you represent and warrant that (1) you have the right to use and install the Third Party Software, (2) you have paid the applicable licensing fees for the Third Party Software, and (3) the Third Party Software does not and shall not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity.
- PROVISIONS SPECIFIC TO WEB, BUSINESS AND MANAGED WORDPRESS HOSTING
- Storage and Plan Limits. All plans are subject to a limit of reasonable use, determined by us. If your website or server is continually abusing typical limits, we may require you to fix issues or your service may be terminated as our sole discretion.
- Website/Server Content. Your website may not include any of the following content: (1) image hosting scripts that allow an anonymous user to upload an image for display on another website (similar to Photobucket or Tinypic); (2) banner ad services for display on other websites or devices (commercial banner ad rotation); (3) file dump/mirror scripts that allow an anonymous user to upload a file for other to download (similar to rapidshare); (4) commercial audio streaming (unless using our Shoutcast Streaming Service); (5) push button mail scripts that allow the user to specify recipient email addresses; (6) anonymous or bulk SMS gateways; (7) backups of content from another computer or website; (8) Bittorrent trackers; or (9) any script that causes a degradation in the performance of our server or network environment.
- PROVISIONS SPECIFIC TO VPS AND DEDICATED HOSTING
- Server Access. Falcon Internet has the right to access your server for any reason at any time as we deem necessary for the purposes of managing the server, maintenance of backups, emergency patches that could compromise network security and other reasons. If you remove our SSH keys, you may be subject to temporary suspension.
- IP Addresses. You acknowledge and agree you are required to begin using at least ninety percent (90%) of your purchased IP addresses within thirty (30) days of assignment of such IP addresses to you. In the event you do not begin using at least ninety percent (90%) of your assigned IP addresses within thirty (30) days of assignment, you acknowledge and agree that we shall have the right to reclaim any unused IP addresses.
- Configuration Add-Ons. We offer multiple configuration options (“Configuration Add-Ons”) for an extra fee. The specific Configuration Add-Ons available depend on which hosting package you purchase, but may include a control panel, database, external firewall or RAID. You acknowledge and agree that installing a Configuration Add-On will use some of your available storage, may require additional provisioning time, will require us to install Third Party Software (defined below), third party hardware or internally developed custom software to your server, and, in some cases, may limit the versions of Third Party Software available for use with your server. Third Party Software, third party hardware and internally developed customer software will be supported by us. If you wish to cancel RAID, you will be required to cancel your server and purchase a new one.
- SSL Certificates All hosting accounts on Linux with Interworx Control Panel include Let’s Encrypt Free SSL Certificates. You are bound by the terms and conditions of their service. If the Let’s Encrypt service is not available, and you require SSL, you may need to purchase a certificate. Our Hosting Services do not require dedicated IP-Addresses for SSL by using the Server Name Indication (SNI) Protocol, and industry standard and accepted service.
- ADDITIONAL SERVICES
- Site Migrations – For a fee, Falcon Internet will migrate your website to our services. In order to provide the shortest change-over time, you must provide us with SSH access, Database Access (if necessary), and access or export of your DNS records. Migration does not include changes to code that might be required to work with our hosting service. Contact Support to find out what types of migration we offer.
- SERVICE UPTIME GUARANTEE – We offer a Service uptime guarantee of 99.9% (“Service Uptime Guarantee”) of available time per month. If we fail to maintain this Service Uptime Guarantee in a particular month (as solely determined by us), you may contact us and request a credit of 25% of your monthly hosting fee for that month. The credit may be used only for the purchase of further products and services from us, and is exclusive of any applicable taxes. The Service Uptime Guarantee does not apply to service interruptions caused by: (1) periodic scheduled maintenance or repairs we may undertake from time to time; (2) interruptions caused by you from custom scripting, coding or the installation of third-party applications; (3) outages that do not affect the appearance of your website but merely affect access to your website such as FTP and email; (4) causes beyond our control or that are not reasonably foreseeable (acts of war, civil unrest, extended blackouts or outages by other providers) and (5) outages related to the reliability of certain programming environments.
- THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE
- Definition and Scope. As part of the Hosting Services, you may be allowed to use certain software, widgets, or other applications (“Software”) developed, owned, or licensed by a third-party. Your use of this Software may be subject to additional terms. If the Software is accompanied by or requires a license agreement from the third-party provider, your use of the Software is subject to that license agreement, in addition to this Service Agreement.
- Terms and Conditions Applicable to all Software and Operating Software. You may use the Software and Operating Software solely as part of the Services. You may not remove, modify, or obscure any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices that are contained in or on the Software. Additionally, you may not sell, modify, re-use reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, reverse compile, create derivative works of or attempt to derive the source code from the Software.
Falcon Internet may provide your personal information to third-party providers as required to provide the third-party Software. Falcon Internet reserves the right to modify, change, or discontinue provision of the Software at any time.
Falcon Internet makes no representations or warranties about any third-party Software offered in connection with the Hosting Services, and expressly disclaims any liability.
You will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Falcon Internet from and against any and all claims imposed upon or incurred by Falcon Internet directly or indirectly arising from your use or misuse of the third-party Software. The providers of the third-party Software are third-party beneficiaries to this Services Agreement for purposes of enforcing their rights under this Services Agreement.
The Hosting Services may be operated in both Linux® and Windows® environments. Each time you commission a server, we will provision the server with the operating system you choose.
We reserve the right to modify, change, or discontinue any Third-Party Software at any time, and you agree to cooperate in performing such steps as may be necessary to install any updates to the Third-Party Software. The Third-Party Software is neither sold nor distributed to you, and you may use the Third-Party Software solely as part of the Hosting Services. You may not use the Third-Party Software outside of the Hosting Services. We may provide your personal information to third-party providers as required to provide the Third-Party Software. You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Third-Party Software is subject to our agreement(s) with the third-party providers. In addition, if the Third-Party Software is accompanied by or requires consent to a service or license agreement from the third-party provider, your use of the Third-Party Software is subject to such service or license agreement. You may not download, install, or use any Third-Party Software that is accompanied by or requires consent to a service or license agreement from a third-party provider unless you first agree to the terms and conditions of such service or license agreement. You may not remove, modify, or obscure any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices that are contained in or on the Third-Party Software. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Third-Party Software, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law. You acknowledge and agree that the third-party providers (and their affiliates and suppliers) make no representations or warranties about any Third-Party Software offered in connection with the Hosting Services, and expressly disclaim any liability or damages (whether direct, indirect, or consequential) arising from the use of the Third-Party Software. You acknowledge and agree that any Third-Party Software will be supported by us and not by the third-party providers (or their affiliates or suppliers).
- Additional Terms and Conditions Applicable to images and Software. The third-party providers listed in this section make no representations or warranties about any Software offered in connection with the Hosting Services, and expressly disclaim any liability or damages (whether direct, indirect, or consequential) arising from the use of the Software.
You are responsible for managing and maintaining in good standing any paid subscription and/or account required with a third-party provider. You must cancel or terminate your paid subscription and/or account with the applicable third-party provider and not Falcon Internet.
Regarding this Section 9.3, “Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person or, to the extent applicable under Applicable Laws, a household; an identifiable person is one who can be defined, directly or indirectly, notably but not limited to by reference to a user identification or unique identifier, such as name, identification number, precise geo-location data, online user identification, or by reference to one or more factors specific to physical, physiological, genetic, economic, cultural, or social identity. “Personal Data” does not include aggregated, anonymous, or de-identified data, such as Usage Data. “Usage Data” as used herein means any and all information reflecting the access or use of the Hosting Services by or on your behalf, including, but not limited to visit-, session-, steam-data and statistical or other analysis, information or data based on or derived from any of the foregoing. You acknowledge and agree that you have no rights to Usage Data. , as such terms are defined by Applicable Laws.
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