Terms of Service
Please read this Terms of Service Agreement carefully, as it contains important information regarding your legal rights and remedies.
1.1 Hosting Services
Host agrees to provide Client with services for website hosting (the “Website”) as set forth or described in Schedule A hereto (the “Hosting Services”). Host shall provide the Hosting Services so that the Website is accessible to third parties. Except as expressly provided herein, Client agrees that Host is responsible only for providing the Hosting Services, and Host is not responsible for providing any services or performing any tasks not specifically set forth in Schedule A. At the time of execution of this Agreement, to the extent that Client wishes to receive from Host, and Host wishes to provide to Client, services other than the Hosting Services (collectively, the “Additional Services”), such Additional Services and the arrangements for their provision shall be set forth in a separate addendum to this Agreement which is duly executed by the Parties (the “Services Addendum”), and the Services Addendum shall be incorporated into, and become a part of this Agreement. The Hosting Services and the Additional Services will hereinafter be referred to collectively as the “Services”.
Client shall post all materials comprising the Website, including, but not limited to, any images, photographs, illustrations, graphics, audio clips, video clips or text (the “Client Content”), which shall be in a correct format (as specified by Host in consultation with Client). Client acknowledges that Website construction and management is the Client’s responsibility. Host shall not be responsible for Website management or files lost or damaged by Client. Host recommends that Client maintain backups of content outside of space associated with the Hosting Services. The host maintains system backups that are intended only to recover from system failure. The system backups are not intended for restoration of files to individual sites.
1.3 Availability of Website
Unless otherwise indicated on Schedule A hereto, the Website shall be accessible to third parties via the Internet twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week, except for scheduled maintenance and required repairs, and except for any loss or interruption of Hosting Services due to causes beyond the control of Host or which are not reasonably foreseeable by Host, including, but not limited to, interruption or failure of telecommunication or digital transmission links and Internet slow-downs or failures. In the event of any loss or interruption of Hosting Services, Client’s sole and exclusive remedy and Host’s sole and exclusive liability for any loss or interruption of Hosting Services shall be as follows: for loss or interruption of Hosting Services which is due to (i) causes other than scheduled maintenance and required repairs; (ii) causes beyond the control of Host; or (iii) causes which are not reasonably foreseeable by Host, including, but not limited to, interruption or failure of telecommunication or digital transmission links and Internet slow-downs or failures, which loss or interruption of Hosting Services exceeds a continual period of twenty-four (24) hours, Client shall receive a credit against future Hosting Services equal to a pro-rata portion of Hosting Services fees for the period of downtime.
1.4 Additional Storage and Transfer
Client agrees that it will not exceed the bandwidth or storage space limits applicable to the purchased Hosting Services. In the event that the Website exceeds the limits included in the Hosting Services, or should Client request or require increased limits, Host will automatically bill Client for any such upgrade in the level of Hosting Services, or the additional incremental storage required by Client’s use to be included in the Hosting Services, on a time and materials basis and in accordance with the fee schedule set forth in the plan that includes the appropriate storage amounts.
Updates to the Website shall be the sole responsibility of the Client. Host shall provide the necessary SFTP access to allow Client to make the updates.
2. License and Proprietary Rights
2.1 Proprietary Rights of Client
As between Client and Host, Client Content shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Client, including, without limitation, all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and any other proprietary rights. Except as provided in this Section 2.1, nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to grant Host any ownership right in, or license to, the Client Content provided by Client to Host
2.2 Proprietary Rights of Host
All materials, including but not limited to any computer software (in object code and source code form), data or information developed or provided by Host or its suppliers under this Agreement, and any know-how, methodologies, equipment, or processes used by Host to provide the Services to Client, including, without limitation, all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and any other proprietary rights inherent therein and appurtenant thereto (collectively “Host Materials”) shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Host or its suppliers. To the extent, if any, that ownership of the Host Materials does not automatically vest in Host by virtue of this Agreement or otherwise, Client hereby transfers and assigns to Host all rights, title and interest which Client may have in and to the Host Materials. Client acknowledges and agrees that Host is in the business of hosting Websites and that Host shall have the right to provide to third parties services which are the same or similar to the Hosting Services, and to use or otherwise exploit any Host Materials in providing such services.