Acceptable Use Policy / Terms and Condition of HostingBegin.com Web Hosting (Subsidiary of Yournick Dotcom) for www.hostingbegin.com and subsidiary websites.

HostingBegin.COM Web Hosting - referred to as HostingBegin - provides Internet web page hosting, e-commerce, marketing and development. HostingBegin.COM has certain legal and ethical responsibilities consisting with the use of its server and equipment involved in these services.

HostingBegin.COM general policy is to act as a provider of Internet presence. HostingBegin reserves the right to suspend or cancel a customer's access to any or all services provided by HostingBegin when we decide that the account has been inappropriately used.

As part of the hosting plans, a domain registration service can be obtained. Please review our domain registration agreement and uniform domain name dispute resolutions policy at the URLs below.

Specific Acceptable and Prohibited Use Policies

 
 
  Server abuse

 

Any attempt to undermined or cause harm to a server or customer of HostingBegin is strictly prohibited.

Unauthorized use of other people's account or computers.

HostingBegin.COM will strongly react to any use or attempted use of an Internet Account or computer without the owner's authorization. Such attempt includes "Internet Scamming" (tricking other people into releasing their passwords) and security hole scanning. Any unauthorized use of account by a HostingBegin.COM customer, whether or not the attacked account or computer belongs to HostingBegin.COM, will result in action against the attacker. Possible actions include warnings, account suspension or cancellation and civil or criminal legal action, depending on the seriousness of the attack.

Adult Sites, Adult content or Materials.

Any type of pornographic materials, hate materials, adult materials (adult content/materials is not necessary limited to pornography), racial materials, or unlawful practices are prohibited.

HostingBegin.COM will be sole mediator as to what is constituted a violation of this provision.

Commercial advertisements with e-mail unsolicited commercial advertisements are not allowed in e-mail (commonly known as SPAM or UCE) and will result in immediate account suspension or cancellation.

Commercial advertisements are un-welcome in most Usenet discussion groups and on most e-mail mailing lists. Inappropriate posting may result in account suspension or cancellation. See the newsgroup or mailing list's charter for whether advertising is allowed or not. "Spamming," or sending a message to many different off-topic newsgroups is particularly unethical and will be treated as such breach of this ethical policy.

Sending a message, especially an advertisement, to more than six or seven recipients, is by itself spamming unless the individuals have specifically requested to be added to a mailing list on that topic. E-mail is a person-to-person medium, not a broadcast medium. Excepted are opt-in mailing lists where the recipients have explicitly requested to receive advertisements and have an opt-out option. Proof must be made that recipient has opted-in to receive advertisements and / or newsletters in case of complaint.

 
  Misrepresentation of Transmission Information

 

Forging, misrepresenting, omitting, or deleting message headers, return mailing information and/or Internet protocol addresses to conceal or misidentify the origin of a message is prohibited.

Viruses and Other Destructive Activities

Use of the Services for creating or sending Internet viruses, worms or Trojan horses, or for pinging, flooding or mail bombing, or engaging in denial of service attacks is prohibited. It is also prohibited for any Subscriber to engage in other activity that is intended to disrupt or interfere with, or that results in the disruption of or interference with, the ability of others to effectively use the Services (or any connected network, system, service or equipment) or conduct their business over the Internet.

 
  Export Control Violations
  The exportation of encryption software outside of the United States and/or violations of United States law relating to the exportation of software is prohibited.
 
  Background Running Programs
  We may allow programs to run continually in the background. These are called cron jobs and are considered on a one-to-one basis and an extra charge will be incurred based on system resources used and operational maintenance needed, if applicable. In most cases HostingBegin.COM prefers not to impose any extra charges on the customers.
 
  Chat Rooms

 

We do allow clients to install their own chat rooms however chat rooms are subject to utilization policy, hence approval with the HostingBegin.COM support team prior to utilizing the chat software is strongly recommended.. Most chat rooms tend to be large system hogs and we cannot allow it as an account option. Parachat chat rooms do not apply to this rule.

They are perfectly fine to be installed. Parachat software chat rooms are available from companies such as www.jpilot.com (remote java chat) or www.everyone.net (Plug-In-Community) and do not put any system hogs on our servers.

 
  IRC BOTS/SERVERS

 

HostingBegin would and 'DO NOT WELCOME ANY', irc servers or irc bots nor any sort of e.g. web based IRC clients in any form to be operated in any of our servers. As this may results an account suspension and cancellation. Payment Policies.

All account are set up on annual pre-pay basis. The work with account setup and possible domain registration itself is charged $25 setup fee and $15 domain registration (if new domain registration was ordered). One free domain registration are available in all our hosting plan. Such domain will be registered with HostingBegin.COM proprietary bulk registration system and may or may not show proprieratery contact information. In any case and in the event customers wish to move their domain name to another provider, HostingBegin.COM will not play a hindering role. Customer is welcome to request move of domain name registered through HostingBegin.COM to another provider anytime and HostingBegin.COM will immediately work on request and initiate process to remove the domain name from HostingBegin.COM hosting system. Customer can then host this domain name with any other provider, as per customer's preference. The hosting package include ANY and ALL fees for the domain name, they also include the Netsol Fee for the one domain registration since it will be paid full in full by HostingBegin.COM.

All pricing is guaranteed for the term of pre-payment. HostingBegin.COM reserves the right to change prices at any time for *new* customers only. Existing customers have, as soon as an order is placed, a price-lock on their account and are guaranteed to ALWAYS receive the same or lower price than they originally signed-up for. Hence customers will never face or incurs higher or increased charges.

Unless other terms have been agreed upon, any account not brought current within a week (7 days) of e-mail notice or exceeding this time frame in any way is subject to suspension. The customer is responsible for all money owed on the account from the time it was established to the time that the customer notifies HostingBegin.COM in online writing for a request for termination of services. All payment is in U.S. currency. Cancellation of Account

HostingBegin.COM reserves the right to cancel service at any time due to policy violations. If HostingBegin.COM institutes it's right of cancellation, no pro-rated fees will be refunded or credited as policies have been violated. Each customer is expected to use his/her account for the purpose of maintaining a web site only, with responsibility and respect toward other Internet users. Common sense is the best guide as to what is right and wrong, and it's the same guide we'll use when analyzing an event of bad behavior. HostingBegin.COM has the right to deny business to a customer, if this customer is being rude to a member of our staff, attempting to re-open an account after the user's account has been previously cancelled due to a policy violation, constantly creating problems on a server, constantly having billing problems (credit card denied way too often, credit card fraudulent issue, etc), demanding or expecting in a rude fashion more than what our service provides or what we can do ("I want you to install this X software for me. Do it now or else, return my MONEY", I want more email account for FREE. I'm the customer and you have to satisfy me. So give me the extra email accounts", etc).

Always be polite. If customer is not polite HostingBegin.COM reserves the right to no longer provide customer with web hosting services. If HostingBegin.COM decides to stop providing customer service due to any of these reasons, the account will be terminated immediately. Any violation of policies, which results in extra costs, will be billed to the customer (i.e. server destruction, server damage, devastative behaviour, hacking, phreaking, transfer, phroning, spamming, etc).

Customers can cancel service any time by sending email to billing@HostingBegin.COM. We request to hear a reason for cancellation. Reason for cancellation is mandatory in order to receive refund. Since HostingBegin.COM operates money-back guarantee, any give reason many not be classified as sufficient reason for a refund request. HostingBegin.COM will be sole arbiter as to what is constituted a sufficient reason for a refund. Insufficient reason are for example, but not limited to:

(1) Client is not technically fluent enough to maintain web-hosting account. HostingBegin.COM is not responsible to technically educate its customers.

(2) Client decides web-hosting services was ordered too early or out of a mood - may it be good or bad - HostingBegin.COM is not responsible for customers' moods and hence a refund is not applicable in this case.

A valid reason for refund would be - but need not necessarily be (clarification: even if it is a proven technical reason, it does not necessarily provide a valid reason for refund) - a proven technical reason of a technical problems and / or issue that HostingBegin.COM was either not willing to solve or cannot solved at this time due to technical, logistical or administrative reason. If request for refund comes in, client "MUST" give HostingBegin.COM 48 hour's grace period to fix technical issue that is basis for refund request. If then after the time technical is not solved, a 30-day money back refund is granted under following criteria: If client is within his 30-day money back guarantee period, HostingBegin.COM will credit 100% of the pre-paid money minus following handling.

 
  Initial support and service charges:
  If client has exceeded 30-day money back guarantee period, a refund cannot be applied in any case and due to any reason. Refunds will be honoured within three weeks and be credit back to client credit card. It is the client's responsibility to supply a valid credit card at the time of refund request. Please note that refunds for money wires and / or check orders cannot be honored as they are not applicable.
 
  Chargeback and Dispute Policy
  HostingBegin.COM does not allow chargeback to occurred to its merchant accounts and contracts with VISA / MasterCard International, American Express Bank Ltd. It is not recommended to initiate a chargeback hence customer agreed to AUP (this document) and the Terms and Condition as outlined in this document and HostingBegin.COM will use this document and customer's agreement at the time of order to wholeheartedly fight a chargeback and / or dispute. If customer supplied a valid reason for refund, HostingBegin.COM will gladly apply a refund ONLY if requirements as specified above are met. Any dispute / chargeback attempts will immediately results in suspension of web hosting account.
 
  Uptime Guarantee Coverage & Limitation
  HostingBegin.COM guarantees service availability of 99.9% of any 12-month period, the following limitation of coverage applies: Server reboots, scheduled server maintenances, CPU / Memory / HDD failures, manual server misconfiguration are covered; RAID cluster failures, Registry DNS outages or Registrar DNS failures, Denial of Service attacks, Acts of God, Wars and any third-party failures are NOT covered.
 
  Lawful Purpose
  HostingBegin.COM reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. Customers may only use HostingBegin.COM's servers for lawful purposes. Transmission of any material in violation of any Federal, State or Local regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to copyrighted material, material legally judged to be threatening or obscene and material protected by trade secrets. HostingBegin.COM expressly forbids anyone from using HostingBegin.COM servers for the propagation, distribution, housing, processing, storing, or otherwise handling in any way lewd, obscene, adult OR pornographic material, or any other material which we deem to be objectionable, including, but not limited to, again - pornography, again - adult materials, satanic materials, and any and all materials of an adult nature. The designation of any materials as such described above is left entirely to the discretion of HostingBegin.COM management.
 
  Indemnification

 

Customer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold HostingBegin.COM harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney's fees asserted against HostingBegin.COM, 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, it's agents, employees or assigns. Customer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless HostingBegin.COM against liabilities arising out of;

(1) Any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with HostingBegin.COM's servers;

(2) Any material supplied by customer infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party;

(3) Copyright infringement

(4) Any defective products sold to customer from HostingBegin.COM's servers.

 

 

Disclaimer

 

HostingBegin.COM will not be responsible for any damages your business may suffer. HostingBegin.COM makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied for services we provide. HostingBegin.COM disclaims any warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, wrong delivery, and any and all service interruptions caused by HostingBegin.COM and its employees. HostingBegin.COM reserves the right to revise its policies at any time without prior notification.

To all reseller, client and customers of HostingBegin.COM and / or Yournick Dotcom. Must adhere to the above policies.