Terms of Service – Hosting 2017-12-06T02:58:36+00:00

Last Update January 1st 2017

Jet Black Design (“The Company”) agrees to furnish services to the Subscriber, subject to the following TOS (Terms of Service).

Payments and Fees: Service will be interrupted on accounts that reach 5 days past due. Accounts that are not collectable by Jet Black Design may be turned over to an outside collection agency for collection. If your account is turned over for collection, you agree to pay the company a “Processing and Collection” Fee of not less than $50 nor more than $150. If you desire to cancel your account, please follow the proper procedure to do this as outlined in this TOS. If a canceled account is reinstated and requires a restore from backups, a $25 fee will apply. Any credit card chargebacks placed on payments made to Jet Black Design will incur a $25.00 penalty.

Failure to Pay: The Company may temporarily deny service or terminate this Agreement upon the failure of Subscriber to pay charges when due. Such termination or denial will not relieve Subscriber of responsibility for the payment of all accrued charges, plus reasonable interest and any collection fees.

Legal Threats & Professional Behavior: Please behave in a reasonable manner towards Jet Black Design employees. Any unreasonable threats, either personal or against the company will receive a warning for breach of these conditions. Personal abuse towards Jet Black Design employees or legal threats against the company are viewed as extremely serious. Jet Black Design reserves the right to refuse to do business with a person or company as a result and possibly terminate any accounts in question.

Account Transfers: Our team will make every effort to help you move your site to us. However, transfers are provided as a courtesy service, and we can not make guarantees regarding the availability, possibility, or time required to complete an account transfer. Each hosting company is configured differently, and some hosting platforms save data in an incompatible or proprietary format, which may make it extremely difficult if not impossible to migrate some or all account data. We will try our best but in some cases, we may be unable to assist you in a transfer of data from an old host. Generally we will only provide the free transfer of all site files and databases. Transfer of email accounts, or re-configuration of PHP/ASP .NET applications on our servers are done at an extra cost or left to the user. Free account transfers are provided on a best-effort basis. There are absolutely no guarantees/warranties implied or stated in regards to the integrity of transfers performed by the Jet Black Design staff.

The free transfer services are available for 60 days from your sign up date. Transfers outside of the free period will incur a charge; please contact a member of the sales department with specific details to receive a price quote.

Free Domain Registration/Transfers: Jet Black Design offers free domain registration or transfer as a courtesy to our customers. Domains registered through this policy are the property of Jet Black Design. However, as long as the free domain has not expired, and the hosting account it is associated with has had all outstanding payments paid for, the customer has the right to transfer the domain name away to their choice of provider. Jet Black Design guarantees this right.

Account Cancellation: All requests for canceling accounts must be made in writing on the day of the cancellation through e-mail sent to sales or support. The email can be found on our site at www.my.jetblackdesign.com.

Subscriber acknowledges that the service provided is of such a nature that service can be interrupted for many reasons other than the negligence of the company and that damages resulting from any interruption of service are difficult to ascertain. Therefore, subscriber agrees that the company shall not be liable for any damages arising from such causes beyond the direct and exclusive control of the company. Subscriber further acknowledges that the company’s liability for its own negligence may not in any event exceed an amount equivalent to charges payable by subscriber for services during the period damages occurred. In no event shall the company be liable for any special or consequential damages, loss or injury.

Money Back Guarantee: 60 Day money back guarantee will only be offered. Refunds will not be given to accounts that have been canceled or suspended due to abuse of our services based on our terms of service and acceptable use policy. Money back due to lower than 99.9% of up time will be provided on all packages except for domain names. Amount due back is calculated by taking the percentage of downtime over .1% divided by 99.9% multiplied by the amount paid for services that month. No refunds will be given on domain names, SSL certificates, dedicated servers and marketing accounts (mailer accounts). Refunds will only be given when the refund request is received within 60 days of the creation of the account being cancelled. Money back guarantee only applies to new accounts and does not apply to account upgrades.

Support Boundaries: Jet Black Design, provides online technical support to our subscribers. We limit our technical support to our area of expertise. The following is our guidelines when providing support: Jet Black Design provides support related to your server or virtual site physical functioning. Jet Black Design does not offer tech support for application specific issues such as CGI programming, html or any other such issue. Jet Black Design does not provide technical support for YOUR customers (in case of resellers). If you can e-mail, we encourage you to e-mail support@jetblackdesign.com, or post in our discussion forums for assistance. Lastly, the Help files in the program you are using may have the answer to your question so please do investigate these resources before contacting tech support.

SPAM and Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UCE): Jet Black Design takes a zero tolerance approach to the sending of Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UCE) or SPAM over our network. Very simply this means that customers of Jet Black Design may not use or permit others to use our network to transact in UCE. Customers of Jet Black Design may not host, or permit hosting of, sites or information that is advertised by UCE from other networks. Violations of this policy carry severe penalties, including termination of service.

Violation of Jet Black Design SPAM policy will result in severe penalties. Upon notification of an alleged violation of our SPAM policy, Jet Black Design will initiate an immediate investigation (within 48 hours of notification). During the investigation, Jet Black Design may restrict customer access to the network to prevent further violations. If a customer is found to be in violation of our SPAM policy, Jet Black Design may, at its sole discretion, restrict, suspend or terminate customer’s account. Further, Jet Black Design reserves the right to pursue civil remedies for any costs associated with the investigation of a substantiated policy violation. Jet Black Design will notify law enforcement officials if the violation is believed to be a criminal offense.

First violations of this policy will result in an “Administrative Fee” of $30 and your account will be reviewed for possible immediate termination. A second violation will result in an immediate termination of your account.

Bandwidth and Disk Usage: Customer agrees that bandwidth and disk usage shall not exceed the number of megabytes per month for the Services ordered by Customer on the Order Form. Jet Black Design will monitor Customer’s bandwidth and disk usage. Jet Black Design shall have the right to take corrective action if Customer’s bandwidth or disk usage exceeds the Agreed Usage. Such corrective action may include the assessment of additional charges, disconnection or discontinuance of any and all Services, or termination of this Agreement, which actions may be taken is in Jet Black Design sole and absolute discretion. If Jet Black Design takes any corrective action under this section, Customer shall not be entitled to a refund of any fees paid in advance prior to such action. Using a shared account as a backup/storage device is not permitted. Do not keep backups on the server of your websites or installation scripts.

Examples of unacceptable material on all Shared and Reseller servers include:

  • Torrent Sites
  • Tor Project
  • Topsites
  • IRC Scripts/Bots
  • Proxy Scripts/Anonymizers
  • Pirated Software/Warez
  • Image Hosting Scripts (similar to Photobucket or Tinypic)
  • AutoSurf/PTC/PTS/PPC sites
  • IP Scanners
  • Bruteforce Programs/Scripts/Applications
  • Mail Bombers/Spam Scripts
  • Banner-Ad services (commercial banner ad rotation)
  • File Dump/Mirror Scripts (similar to rapidshare)
  • Commercial Audio Streaming (more than one or two streams)
  • Escrow/Bank Debentures
  • High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or Related Sites
  • Investment Sites (FOREX, E-Gold Exchange, Second Life/Linden Exchange, Ponzi, MLM/Pyramid Scheme)
  • Sale of any controlled substance without prior proof of appropriate permit(s)
  • Prime Banks Programs
  • Lottery Sites
  • MUDs/RPGs/PPBGs
  • Hateful/Racist/Harassment oriented sites
  • Hacker focused sites/archives/programs
  • Sites promoting illegal activities
  • Forums and/or websites that distribute or link to warez/pirated/illegal content
  • Bank Debentures/Bank Debenture Trading Programs
  • Fraudulent Sites (Including, but not limited to sites listed at aa419.org & escrow-fraud.com)
  • Mailer Pro

Backups and Backup Access: Customer acknowledges that individual site backups are the responsibility of the customer. Jet Black Design keeps overall system snapshots in case of full system recovery and may not be able to provide you with on-demand recovery in case of individual file corruption or accidental deletion.

Suspension of Service or Cancellation: Jet Black Design reserves the right to suspend network access to any customer if in the judgment of the Jet Black Design network administrators the customer’s server is the source or target of the violation of any of the other terms of the AUP or for any other reason which Jet Black Design chooses. If inappropriate activity is detected, all accounts of the Customer in question will be deactivated until an investigation is complete. We offer a 30 day money back providing we failed to provide you with the service as outlined for each individual hosting plan. Prior notification to the Customer is not assured. In extreme cases, law enforcement will be contacted regarding the activity. The customer will not be credited for the time the customer’s machines were suspended.

Right to refuse service: Jet Black Design reserves the right to refuse service to any customer at any time within reasonable means/requests.

Miscellaneous Provisions: You must provide us with, and keep current, good contact information for you. E-mail, fax, and telephone contacts are used, in that order of preference. This information can be kept up to date in your account control panel.

A waiver by the Company of any breach of any provision of this Agreement by Subscriber shall not operate as or be construed as a continuing or subsequent waiver thereof or as a waiver of any breach of any other provision thereof. No chat software/scripts are to be used on our servers unless approved by management.

Subscriber shall not transfer or assign this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Company. Company may assign Agreement at anytime without consent from or notice to Subscriber. Company reserves right to cancel customers rights under this contract at anytime without further obligation.

Jet Black Design takes no responsibility for any material input by others and not posted to the Jet Black Design Network by Jet Black Design. Jet Black Design is not responsible for the content of any other websites linked to the Jet Black Design Network; links are provided as Internet navigation tools only. Jet Black Design disclaims any responsibility for any such inappropriate use and any liability to any person or party for any other person or party’s violation of this policy.

Disclaimer of Warranties. SUBSCRIBER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES (EXPRESS, IMPLIED AND STATUTORY), INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL WARRANTIES (A) WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THEIR QUALITY, AVAILABILITY, PERFORMANCE, FUNCTIONALITY AND COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY OTHER SERVICE OR PRODUCT), (B) WITH RESPECT TO THE QUALITY OR ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR AVAILABLE THROUGH USE OF THE SERVICES, (C) THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, (D) OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, (E) OF MERCHANTABILITY AND (F) OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION GIVEN BY COMPANY OR COMPANY’S REPRESENTATIVES SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY.

Limitation of Liability. COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR NONPERFORMANCE OR DELAY IN PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES CAUSED BY ANY REASON, WHETHER WITHIN OR OUTSIDE OF ITS CONTROL. IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF USE, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR INFORMATION CONTAINED IN SUBSCRIBER’S WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE, OR LOSS OF GOODWILL OR OPPORTUNITY) WHETHER OR NOT COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES. COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS, SERVICES OR TECHNOLOGY. COMPANY’S ENTIRE LIABILITY AND SUBSCRIBER’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS THE CANCELLATION OF SUBSCRIBER’S ACCOUNT. IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY’S LIABILITY TO SUBSCRIBER EXCEED THE GREATER OF FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) OR ANY AMOUNTS ACTUALLY PAID BY SUBSCRIBER TO COMPANY FOR THE SERVICES IN DISPUTE DURING THE ONE YEAR PRECEDING THE CLAIM. NO ACTION, REGARDLESS OF FORM, ARISING FROM, BASED ON OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE PROVISION OF THE SERVICES MAY BE BROUGHT BY SUBSCRIBER MORE THAN ONE YEAR AFTER THE EVENT WHICH GIVES RISE TO THE APPLICABLE CAUSE OF ACTION. SUBSCRIBER’S RIGHTS MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE, AND SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW A LIMITATION ON LIABILITY DAMAGES AS CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, COMPANY’S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Responsibility for Content: You, as Jet Black Design customer, are solely responsible for the content stored on and served by your Jet Black Design server.