iHostParadise (referred hereinafter as 'iHostParadise', 'our', 'we' and 'us') is a web hosting firm. All accounts on our web servers, including single-domain, reseller and resold accounts, are subject to the terms and conditions described in this document. Under the terms of this agreement, your placement of information on our servers is an acknowledgement that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by terms and conditions below.
1. User Conduct
Our services may only be used for lawful purposes -- any use of these services which violates any laws which may apply to iHostParadise, your local jurisdiction, or any jurisdiction that you or your site may be subject to is strictly prohibited.
This means that while using the service, you may not:
Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, libelous, offensive, pornographic, indecent, profane, or otherwise objectionable information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.
Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Internet.
iHostParadise reserves to the right to the final decision on what constitutes abuse.
2. Resource Usage, Adult-Oriented Sites
Users may not initiate the following on our servers:
Run any process that requires more than 8Mb of memory space, more than 30 CPU seconds, or use more than 5% of all available system resources at any time.
Run any type of interactive real-time chat applications that require server resources. Remotely-hosted services are fully allowed.
Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD.
Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network.
Run, associate, or link to any site with adult-oriented content, including but not limited to any pornographic material.
Users are also required to abide by the following:
Databases are only to be used for iHostParadise-hosted web sites, and no outside access will be granted.
Zero Tolerance Spam Policy: We take a zero tolerance stance against sending of unsolicited e-mail, commonly known as spam. Any user who sends out spam will have their account terminated without notice, this includes reseller and resold accounts.
iHostParadise reserves the right to require changes or disable as necessary any web site, account, database, or other component that does not comply with this policy, at its sole discretion. iHostParadise also reserves the right to make any such modifications in an emergency at our sole discretion.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless iHostParadise from any and all liability, penalties, losses, damages, costs, expenses, attorneys' fees, causes of action or claims caused by or resulting indirectly from your use of the service which damages either you, iHostParadise, or any other party or parties without limitation or exception. This indemnification and hold harmless agreement extends to all issues associated with your account, including but not limited to domain name selection and Web site content.
4. Refusal or discontinuation of service
iHostParadise reserves the right to refuse or discontinue service to anyone at iHostParadise' sole discretion. iHostParadise may deny you access to all or part of the service without notice if you engage in any conduct or activities that iHostParadise in its sole discretion believes violates any of the terms and conditions in this agreement. iHostParadise shall have no responsibility to notify any third-party providers of services, merchandise, or information, nor any responsibility for any consequences resulting from such discontinuance or lack of notification. You agree that iHostParadise has the right to monitor the service electronically from time to time and to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy the law, or to protect itself or its subscribers. iHostParadise reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that, in its sole discretion, are unacceptable, undesirable, or in violation of this agreement. iHostParadise also reserves the right to refuse refunds in cases where iHostParadise believes abuse has taken place.
5. No warranties
iHostParadise makes no warranties or representations of any kind for the services being offered. The service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title, non-infringement, or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No advice or information given by iHostParadise or its agents or employees shall create a warranty. iHostParadise provides no warranty that the service will be uninterrupted or error free or that any information, software or other material accessible on the service is free from viruses or other harmful components. Under no circumstances shall iHostParadise be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages that result in any way from your use of or inability to use the service, or for third parties' use of the service to access your Web space, or to access the Internet or any part thereof, or your or any third parties' reliance on or use of information, services, or merchandise provided on or through the service, or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance. If you are dissatisfied with iHostParadise service or any of its terms, conditions, rules, policies, guidelines, or practices, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the service.
You understand that by placing information on iHostParadise' servers that such information becomes available to all Internet users and that iHostParadise has no way of limiting or restricting access to such information or protecting such information from copyright infringement. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of iHostParadise' servers and the Internet. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of all opinions, advice, services and other information, and the quality and merchantability of all merchandise provided through iHostParadise or on the Internet generally.
Your use of the service is at your sole risk. iHostParadise is not responsible for files and 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 iHostParadise servers.
You agree not to interfere with the operation of the system. You further agree not to interfere with the proper operation of other systems reachable through the Internet, including any attempt at unauthorized access. You agree to adhere to system policies as published by iHostParadise, including restrictions on services available with each service type, restrictions on certain features, and all other policies. You agree to abide by any and all future iHostParadise policy decisions.
iHostParadise reserves the right to monitor any and all communications through or with our facilities. You agree that iHostParadise is not considered a "secure communications medium" for the purposes of the ECPA, and that no expectation of privacy is afforded.
6. Account-Holder Identification Information
You agree that you as the person legally responsible for all use of this account, are at least 18 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age, you need to have parental consent in order to sign up, and the account must be ordered by a parent or guardian, in their own name. You agree to supply iHostParadise with a current and truthful name, postal address and telephone number for our records, and you have a continued obligation to keep this information current. You also agree that you are an authorized user of any credit card that you supply to us, and you understand and agree that we have an obligation to fully investigate any possible fraudulent credit card use.
7. Sharing of account space & resale restrictions
You agree and understand that the account you purchase is purchased either for yourself or on behalf of a client if you are a reseller. You understand that as a reseller, you are the individual solely responsible for all use of the account.
8. Payment & Other Information
You agree to supply appropriate payment for the services received from iHostParadise, in advance of the time period during which such services are provided. You agree that until and unless you notify iHostParadise of your desire to cancel any or all services received, those services will be billed on a recurring basis.
If you cancel your service before the end of your hosting renewal date (monthly, quarterly or any other term), there are no refunds for the unused time remaining before your next renewal. This is only superseded by the 30-day money-back guarantee listed below.
9. Agreement Acknowledgement
This agreement supersedes any written, electronic, or oral communication you may have had with iHostParadise or any agent or representative thereof, and constitutes the complete and total agreement between the parties. Should any provision of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect and said provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable.
By placing and continuing to maintain or place information on iHostParadise' servers you are stating and acknowledging that you have read the aforementioned terms and conditions and that you understand such terms and conditions and agree to be bound by them.
10. Money Back Guarantee
Each plan includes a full 30-days money back guarantee.
If you are not completely satisfied with our services within the refund time period specified for your plan, you will be given a full refund of the contract amount excluding overages. No refund is available after that period. This policy does not apply to any additional services such as overages, disk space, bandwidth, maintenance fees, etc.
Accounts cancelled/terminated by iHostParadise for violating our Acceptable Usage Policy do not qualify for the 30-day money back guarantee. Only first-time accounts are elegible for a refund. For example, if you've had an account with us before, cancelled and signed up again, you will not be elegible for a refund. This is to protect our refund guarantee from being abused. To receive a full refund, contact our customer service departement.