Terms Of Service

Terms of Service

This is an Agreement between You - Customer of our Services, owned AiconNet.com, a Ugandan enterprise headquartered in Kampala, Uganda.. For the sake of brevity, AiconNet. will be referred to as 'Aiconnet' in this document.

As a Customer of our Services you need to be aware that when signing up for an account with AiconNet, you agree to position data on our servers and make it accessible to the wide internet public. In this respect, you understand and agree that it is beyond the power of AiconNet to restrict public access to this data and guarantee the security of your files. You are completely in charge of protecting your web content on AiconNet servers and you should consider carefully each piece of information before uploading it to your newly allocated AiconNet server space. We highly recommend that you avoid publishing online personal data that could be abused.

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These Web Hosting Terms of Service, together with their coherent Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) represent the Customer Service Agreement.

The Order Form completion represents the electronic signing of this document.

Entire Agreement; Service Agreement

AiconNet Hosting Services

Service Activation and Continuance Timescales

Free Domain Name Promotion

Service Expiration and Renewal

Customer Responsibilities

No Unlawful of Prohibited Use

E-Commerce Customer Websites

Third Party Dealings

Cancellation, Refunds & Chargebacks

News Releases

Torturous Conduct

Force Majeure Circumstances

Service Provision; Warranties And Representations

Service Discontinuance

Complaints Procedure

Customer Service Contact Details

Revisions

Assignment

Termination

 

ENTIRE AGREEMENT; SERVICE AGREEMENT

AiconNet shall provide its Services to You - the Customer - under the Terms and Conditions stated in this Service Agreement. The Agreement is intended to keep the integrity of both AiconNet and the Customer and to protect both parties from liability. This Service Agreement will be enforced to ensure the speed, power, performance, and reliability of our services.

The Service Agreement, together with the Order Form, the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), and any other documents or agreements mentioned in these Terms, constitute the whole act of convention between AiconNet and the Customer. In the event that a court of competent jurisdiction declares any of the Agreement's provisions invalid, unenforceable, or void, the remaining ones will completely preserve their validity.

Customer's side of the Agreement can be presented by any of the following parties: an individual over 18 years of age; a legal entity, such as a corporation, a limited liability company, etc. If a person represents the Customer, for some reason, he/or she must be legally authorized to act on his behalf, thus accepting, executing and delivering the Agreement.

The agreement shall be interpreted in consistence with the laws of the State of Florida, US, and shall serve to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns.

 

AiconNet HOSTING SERVICES

A web hosting service is a type of Internet service that offers individuals and organizations the opportunity to host their own web sites and store information, images, video, or other content accessible via the World Wide Web. A Storage Service Provider (SSP) is a company that provides computer storage space and related management services. SSPs also offer periodic backup and archiving.

AiconNet offers only web hosting services, not data storage services. A web hosting service consists of the following:

SERVICE FEATURES

Basic Features:

Disk Space - We use a clustered storage technology, meaning that the storage resources of a hosting plan purchased from us are not confined to a single server, but are distributed between multiple machines. This ensures better performance and higher server reliability, and guarantees that you will be able to avail of all the storage quota that has been assigned to your particular account. Additional disk space is available as an upgrade option. Payment is accepted only in advance per year. Contact sales for more information.

 

Traffic - Each hosting plan includes prepaid traffic quota. Additional traffic is available as an upgrade. Contact sales department for more information. Traffic must be prepaid before use or otherwise the account will be suspended for excessive quota.

 

Hosted Domains - AiconNet hosting plans include domain hosting. Each hosting plan has a limit of domains that can be hosted.

 

Domain Registration - available at a discounted price on sign up. Each web hosting account can be purchased with a maximum of one discounted domain name. Domain registrations are final and are not subject to refund. More information regarding domain names can be found further in this document, in our Domain Name Registration Agreement and in the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.

 

E-mail accounts - different number of e-mail accounts can be set per each web hosting plan.

 

MySQL/PostgreSQL Database(s) - MySQL databases are included in all our web hosting plans. PostgreSQL databases are available with our Corporate and Enterprise web hosting plans and optional for our Business plan. Additional databases can be purchased as upgrade. Contact sales for more information.

 

Database Storage - Resellers Panel offers unlimited mysql database storage for each hosting account. However, accounts with very large single databases can affect the overall server performance. Thus, we recommend that each database is kept under 200 MB in size. For accounts with databases over 500 MB in size, Resellers Panel may request that the number of total database usage be reduced to ensure proper performance or may terminate the Subscriber's account, with or without notice.

 

 

Optional Features:

Dedicated IP Address - AiconNet's hosting accounts do not include a dedicated IP address, unless listed in the list of plan features. Dedicated IP addresses can be purchased at any time as an upgrade to the web hosting service, provided by Lonex. Dedicated IP addresses are purchased for a period of at least one year and are non-transferable to other web hosting providers. Contact sales for more information.

 

NB: Please note that according to IANA - the entity that coordinates the global pool of IPs, newly requested dedicated IP addresses must be used within 7 days of their allocation. So, if you request a dedicated IP address from your Control Panel and do not assign it to a host within 7 days of the allocation date, then the IP address will be taken back to the global pool of IPs. If so, you will need to re-request the IP address from the Dedicated IP Addresses section of your Control Panel.

 

SSH - Included in our Enterprise plan; available as upgrade with the other hosting plans. Contact sales for more information.

 

ID Protection - This service ensures that your private contact information will not be visible in the domain's WHOIS details. Optional with all hosting plans, but available only with certain TLDs, supporting this option.

 

 

More comprehensive information about all features included in our web hosting packages is available on our web hosting plan pages.

INSTALLATION AND TROUBLESHOOTING

Each customer will be able to take advantage of our Installation & Troubleshooting service upgrade. It allows users to get one-time expert assistance from our technical support team or system administrators for a period of 1 hour. The Installation & Troubleshooting is intended for:

Hacked sites cleaning and restoration service - If you find your website hacked or reported to be infected you can rely on our help getting this fixed for you. This service included a backup of the current content, cleaning and/or restoring broken files from original script installation or restore from a previous copy.

 

Script, theme, plugin installation service - If you need any software installation, theme/template or even plugin installation that you do not wish to deal with, we can do it for you. We will backup the current site (if any) and complete the desired installation for you.

 

Scripts troubleshooting and debugging services - In case you have an issue with a software that you are unable to handle, we can do the troubleshooting and fix it for you.

 

Manual files, database or emails transfers between hosting accounts using our services. If you want to move a site or few over to another account we can handle the migration for you hassle free.

 

 

The Installation & Troubleshooting will not apply in the following cases:

Our installation service covers only fresh installations (no upgrades). We will not perform custom work or upgrade to a recent version on an already existing scripts.

 

The service will not include any configuration of the scripts beyond their installation. After the scripts are being activated and operational any further tweaking and setup is done by the client.

 

We will only provide installation and troubleshooting if the hosting is provided by us on our Linux Based Servers. We do not provide the service for any Windows, Linux and MAC servers which are not powered and managed by us.

 

We don't provide any warranties and will not be held responsible for any data loss or any script, theme, plugin not operating as intended.

 

 

SERVICE PAYMENT

Each customer will be able to take advantage of the package he/she has purchased at the introductory price levels and with one and the same set of features in the course of the whole contract period. AiconNet reserves the right to introduce certain changes to the packages (in the form of complementary services) to the benefit of the customers.

AiconNet will charge customers with fees based on the fee structure at the time of the sign-up process. AiconNet reserves the right to introduce price changes to the packages when needed. This means that the current price list at www.AiconNet.com may differ from the pricing and features of the customer's account.

When signing up for an account with AiconNet, the customer agrees to pay for the period of one year (365 days). Customers should abide by AiconNet's Order Verification Policy. Our Sales Department will strictly scrutinize each account order and carefully processes each payment in order to ensure that no fraudulent user will take advantage of our web hosting system.

In cases of PayPal and American Express credit card payments, a 12-month recurring billing cycle will apply for customer convenience. In case that a customer wants to cancel their recurring contract, they can do so from the Recurring Manager section of their Web Hosting Control Panel.

SERVICE GUARANTEES

AiconNet guarantees 99.9% network uptime and server stability. This, however, does not refer to problems stemming from:

Server Hardware Breakdown;

 

User error(s) or purposeful interruption(s) of the user service (e.g. if the client shuts his/her own server down, AiconNet is not responsible for the downtime);

 

Failure due to software that is not explicitly supported by AiconNet If a hardware crash provoked by the customer consequently happens, AiconNet is beyond the control and responsibility for the resulting downtime.

 

 

For more information, please read our Service Level Guarantees.

ACCOUNT/DATA BACKUP:

Our backup service is provided as a courtesy to you, and, therefore, AiconNet will be in no way held responsible for the files stored in your account. You, as a customer, agree to take full responsibility for all the files in your account and to maintain an appropriate backup of the data stored on our servers. We will back up the files located in the /www folder of your account, as well as the databases you have created. Backups are only kept for a period of 7 days. After this period, a backup cannot be restored.

General Backup: The default available backup disk storage space for each customer is 5 GB. User accounts with content over 5 GB cannot be (partially or entirely) backed up. Additional space for backup purposes is available under our Upgrade section in the Control Panel. We provide backup services only to accounts with disk space usage below the purchased backup quota limit. For example, if the purchased data backup quota amounts to 20 GB, we will back up your files as long as your account's disk usage does not exceed the 20 GB quota limit. As soon as this 20 GB quota limit has been reached - the backup script will no longer back up any of your files.

Database Backup: Our database backup script WILL NOT back up databases, which contain more than 256 tables. Databases bigger than that take too much time and use too much of the server's resources to be backed up.

 

SERVICE ACTIVATION AND CONTINUANCE TIMESCALES

AiconNet provides web hosting services to clients on a global scale. The services for newly signed up clients are activated immediately after our Sales Department gets in touch with the payer over the phone to verify the payment details (this is required in order to prevent fraudulent orders). The payment verification procedure is compulsory and if we fail to approve a transaction within 48 hours of the payment submission, the funds will be credited back to the payer and the order will be cancelled.

The services for existing customers, including upgrade services and renewals, are activated immediately after our Sales Department receives the according payment.

Shared Web Hosting Accounts Timescale. The newly-created cloud hosting accounts with AiconNet are valid for 1 year. They can be renewed for another year that will be added to the official expiration date of the account. All account upgrades, purchased from the Web Hosting Control Panel, are valid and will be functional till the final expiration date of the respective web hosting account.

 

Domain Name Registration Timescale. AiconNet offers registration of the following TLDs (Top-Level Domains), purchased together with a cloud hosting account (TLDs on PROMOTIONAL prices - .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .us) or ordered separately as an upgrade from the Web Hosting Control Panel (all TLDs - NON-PROMOTIONAL prices). The table below displays the minimum and maximum registration period, as well as the annual NON-PROMOTIONAL price for each TLD:

 

 

 

FREE DOMAIN NAME PROMOTION

AiconNet allows for running a continual domain name promotion and giving FREE domain names to Customers upon signing up for a new Executive web hosting account. This special domain name offer can be set only with our PROMOTIONAL TLDs (.com, .net, .info, .org, .biz). In the case, however, that the money-back guarantee option is used by the customer, the domain name needs to be paid - $12 USD per year per domain name. The domain name owner will receive then an account username and password to manage his/her domain name and will be able to transfer the domain name at will.

 

SERVICE EXPIRATION AND RENEWAL

HOSTING SERVICE

The hosting service is active for one year (365 days). After the expiration of that period, the account will be automatically suspended and will remain suspended until the Customer renews it by paying its annual subscription fee. In case that the Customer does not renew his/her hosting account, it will remain BLOCKED. The account data will be kept for two months, after that it will be permanently deleted.

E-mail notifications regarding each account's expiration are dispatched twice - 14 days and 7 days prior to the expiration date of the respective account. In order to receive the notifications the customer must have provided a valid e-mail address. AiconNet ensures that the e-mails are sent and takes no responsibility for e-mails that are not delivered due to problems with the recipient's e-mail address.

DOMAIN NAMES

Domain names are valid for the period of their registration (domain names can be registered for up to 10 years, depending on the domain name's TLD extension). After the expiration of a domain name several stages follow regarding its renewal.

The domain name Redemption Grace Period (RGP) is a registry level period that starts about 30 days after the domain name's expiration date. During this period the domain name is kept on hold by the Registrar before it gets deleted. The domain registrant is allowed to retrieve the domain name from deletion, but this process costs additional redemption fee. The RGP fee depends on the given TLD and on the registrar through which it is registered as follows:

Registrar

TLD

RGP fee

AiconNet

.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz

$170.00

LogicBoxes

.us, .in, .cc, .tv

$70.00

EURid

.eu

$50.00

eNom

.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz,.co, .asia, .ca, .name, .mobi, .tw, .com.tw, .org.tw, .idv.tw, .pro, .me

$270.00

The RGP period extends the time available for renewing domain names. However, any web site or e-mail services associated with the domain name will stop working and the domains that enter a redemption period may be removed from the zone files (the list of domain names currently in the global DNS).

 

Extended Redemption Grace Period - the extended redemption period adds another 7 - 30 days to the domain name's redemption period. During this period the domain name owner is allowed to retrieve the domain name from deletion by contacting the domain's registrar.

 

After the redemption period of an expired domain name is over, follows the Pending Delete Period - a registry level period of up to 5 days during which no one is allowed to renew the domain name and it cannot be newly registered because it's still not returned to the public pool of domain names.

 

Released by Registry Period - after the domain name's 'Pending Delete Period' is over, it is released back into the public pool of domain names and is newly available for registration.

 

 

We strongly recommend that the Customer renew their domain registrations before their domain names are placed into redemption period. After a domain name transits in redemption period, we are not able to prevent its zone files from being removed from the DNS system, and any web site and associated services will cease working.

We can assist customers in retrieving their domain names only if the domain names were registered with us. Customers will be charged a REDEMPTION FEE of $270.00 USD for each domain registration renewal. If the domain name was registered with another registrar, the customer needs to contact that registrar for more information regarding its retrieving.

 

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES

ACCOUNT REGISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

In consideration of their use of the Service, the Customer agrees to:

Provide true, accurate, current and complete information about themselves as prompted by the registration form of the Service. Maintain and promptly update registration data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If the customer provides any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or AiconNet has reasonable grounds to suspect (at its sole discretion) that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, AiconNet has the right to suspend or terminate the customer's account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof). If untrue details are used in order to avoid VAT the customer can be held responsible by the corresponding national tax collecting agency.

 

When introducing any changes to their contact details, customers are obliged to notify AiconNet in the course of a 10-business-day period after the changes become valid. The introduction of changes should be done online through the customers' Web Hosting Control Panel, not via e-mail. This requirement is also in force for AiconNet, that is - customers will always be aware of any contact information changes that the company places within its website. This way, a flawless communication process between both sides is guaranteed.

 

Customers will receive a password and account designation upon completing of the registration process of the Service. Customers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their passwords and accounts, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under that password or account. Customers agree to:

immediately notify AiconNet about any unauthorized use of their password or account or any other breach of security;

 

ensure that they safely exit (log out from) their account at the end of each session. AiconNet cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage of account information arising from a customer's failure to comply with this provision.

 

 

 

If a hosting account is registered with details different than those of the person who paid for the account, and in the case of any dispute, AiconNet will take the side of the person who paid for the account and shall not provide access to any other person, since - for a hosting account owner is and will be considered to be the credit card / Pay Pal account holder.

 

If the hosting account owner deceased prior to the account expiration AiconNet Ltd will require death certificate or any other legal document that can prove that fact. Those who provide that information will be held legally responsible if the information is untrue. Once such documents are obtained, AiconNet will be the sole arbiter in deciding whether the documents are authentic or not. A record of the obtained documents will be kept until the expiration date of the hosting account.

 

 

ACCOUNT USAGE

CPU usage (or usage of the Central Processing Unit(s) of the web server the customer's account is hosted on) - the CPU usage is subject to some regulations. Each hosting account can use up to 10% of the CPU power for no longer than 180 seconds at any given time, or 4.5% (for the Starter plan)/ 5% (for the Business plan)/ 7% (for the Corporate plan)/ 10% (for the Enterprise plan) in the course of 24 hours.

Web Hosting Plan Name

CPU Limit

Starter plan

4.5 %

Business plan

5 %

Corporate plan

7 %

Enterprise plan

10 %

Custom-made plans

5 %

AiconNet strongly recommends that customers be very judicious when using the CPU power for their accounts. We reserve the right to block files or scripts that excessively use CPU and notify clients. We may suspend customer accounts in cases of registered impact on other accounts on the server or disturbance caused to the functioning of the server. If we do suspend an account, then its owner will be notified of that and provided with explanation of the situation. The account owner may be offered to upgrade to a dedicated or a semi-dedicated web hosting solution.

 

E-mails - Users are not allowed to send more than 1500 emails per day/150 emails per hour per hosting account (each email can be sent to a maximum of 50 recipients, as each unique recipient will be counted as one message sent). Users are not allowed to send more than 1500 emails a day using a mailing list (or 1 email to 1500 subscribers, respectively). Each email account is entitled to 10 GB of storage space, while all active email accounts under a hosting account must not exceed 40 GB in size. Each email account can host up to 200.000 stored messages.

You can create as many mailboxes as you need under one hosting account as long as you do not interfere with the other users on the server.

If a given user creates more than 3000 mailboxes under one hosting account, they could cause high server load by just modifying a password or change an alias.

This is why, if a particular hosting account simultaneously accommodates multiple mailboxes and its owner often executes changes like the ones mentioned above, then we'll be forced to disable the respective account and ask the client in question to migrate to a more powerful hosting environment where mailbox modification operations cannot lead to server performance issues.

Several specific limitations apply to the Domain Manager plan-included email service such as a maximum of 250 outbound emails per day/ 25 emails per hour. Your customers can see the specific disk storage quota allocation and the number of emails allowed per account in the Account Usage table in the Hepsia Control Panel.

 

File Quota - There is no file quota limit for any one of our web hosting packages. Customers are allowed to have an unlimited number of files in their hosting account.

 

Disk Space & Traffic - AiconNet offers generous amounts of disk space and network bandwidth. Customers must not allow other websites or hosting servers to link to files stored in their hosting accounts, and thus steal network traffic. In order to escape unjust distribution of the resources, as well as possible sharing of illegal content, Customers are not allowed to use their hosting accounts as a remote storage server only or solely for the purpose of sharing (un)archived images, programs or sound files. At least 80% of all files and/or total megabytes used (including MP3, WAV, RA, GIF, JPG, ZIP, RAR, but not limited to these file types) in each hosting account must be a part of actual, active website(s) content, i.e. all content files must have corresponding HTML or PHP files that link to them. Audio, graphics and/or video files must be must be under 25% of the current web hosting disk usage and must never exceed 50 GB in size. Furthermore, such media files may amount to no more than 50% of the customer's total monthly traffic usage. Upon a support ticket request by our customer care team, each Customer must be able to prove that a given file is a constituent part of an actual page and not only stored on the server within 24 hours of the request. If the client fails to react within 24 hours after the request and does not remove the file/files in question, or if the apportioned traffic quota continues to be used for such purposes, the Provider reserves the right to suspend the account and/or to remove the aforesaid content from the server. In such cases, refunds are not applicable and the money-back guarantee is no longer valid.

 

MySQL usage - each database hosted in our system can be used only by the user who created it. Another user, whose account is hosted on the same or on another server, cannot use the database created in the first-mentioned customer account. The MySQL database has a limit of 45,000 queries per hour. If you have reached 45,000 queries per a given hour, you will not be able to make any more queries. In the next hour you will have access to the database again and the counter will be reset. You can make a maximum of 15 simultaneous connections to a MySQL database.

 

Access and error logs - The access and error logs for all client's hosts in one account should not exceed 500 MB in total.

 

 

"UNLIMITED" USAGE POLICIES AND DEFINITIONS

The term “UNLIMITED” is used to describe the amount of resources in the web hosting plans provided by AiconNet, which is not set to a predefined limit value (for example - unlimited bandwidth, unlimited disk space, unlimited emails or other unlimited resources). By not setting limits on key resources, we are able to offer our customers a simple, consistent pricing scheme as their websites demand more and more resources. As a result, a typical website may experience periods of great popularity and a resulting increased storage need without experiencing any associated increase in hosting charges.

In all cases, when a service is listed as “Unlimited“, it is intended for normal web hosting usage only - all activities, which may result in excessive resource usage inconsistent with regular usage patterns, are prohibited.

Our Unlimited service offers are not designed to allow a single user to influence the overall server performance. AiconNet will make every effort to provide its customers with additional resources whenever possible, including the relocation of a customer's hosting account to a newer, faster server. However, if the resource usage reaches a level where it may influence the overall server performance in a negative way, AiconNet reserves the right to take corrective actions. Such actions may include disconnection or discontinuance of any and of all offered services, removal or deletion of customers' websites, website content, electronic mail, or termination of a customer's account according to AiconNet's sole and absolute discretion.

SERVER USAGE & HOSTED CONTENT

Server content MUST comply with the parameters stated in this TOS and our AUP (Acceptable Use Policy). Web content requirements exclude the publication of illegal content or content considered inappropriate otherwise. If any of AiconNet Services are used for the illegal purpose of SPAM or UCE, then they will be terminated instantaneously. AiconNet expressly bans the use of any AiconNet hardware or software hosted on a AiconNet server for trying to illegally access another hosted machine or network. For more detailed information regarding all prohibited uses of our server network, please closely review next chapter of these Terms and our AUP (Acceptable Use Policy). If you still have inquiries over the matter, feel free to contact a AiconNet Service representative.

 

Using AiconNet temporary URL is not defined as a bandwidth stealing. However customers should not rely on AiconNet temporary URL as a basic URL. Traffic processing there is not recommendable. AiconNet cannot and will not be held responsible for changing it afterwards. Customers are advised to use it temporarily and redirect their traffic to their own domains.

 

 

 

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition for customer use of the AiconNet Services, you - the Customer, agree that you will not use AiconNet Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices, and our Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). AiconNet servers can be used explicitly and only for legal purposes, and each attempt for taking indecent advantage of the servers, inconsistent with the rules, will be immediately counteracted.

Customers are solely responsible for the content of their messages. Using AiconNet Services in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk e-mail, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or other) is prohibited.

In this light, AiconNet expressly forbids any breach of Federal, State or Local regulation, including, but not limited to, the transmission of: copyrighted material, material legally judged to be threatening or obscene, and material protected by trade secrets. AiconNet servers CANNOT be used for the propagation, distribution, housing, processing, storing, or handling in any way of lewd, obscene, adult or pornographic material, or any other material which is considered impermissible by the company's terms of service (this document) and the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). Customers may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any AiconNet Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any AiconNet Services, through hacking, password mining or other means. Customers may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available by AiconNet Services.

You also agree, that you will not use the Services in a manner that:

Is illegal, or promotes or encourages illegal activity such as ponzi schemes;

Promotes, encourages or engages in child pornography or the exploitation of children;

Promotes, encourages or engages in terrorism, violence against people, animals, or property;

Promotes, encourages or engages in any spam or other unsolicited bulk email, or computer or network hacking or cracking;

Participates or promotes the transmission of copyrighted material, material legally judged to be threatening or obscene, and material protected by trade secrets;

Violates the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 or similar legislation, or promotes, encourages or engages in the sale or distribution of prescription medication without a valid prescription;

Violates the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 or similar legislation, or promotes or facilitates prostitution and/or sex trafficking;

Infringes on the intellectual property rights of another User or any other person or entity;

Violates the privacy or publicity rights of another Customer or any other person or entity, or breaches any duty of confidentiality that You owe to another Customer or any other person or entity;

Interferes with the operation the AiconNet's Services;

Contains or installs any viruses, worms, bugs, Trojan horses or other code, files or programs designed to, or capable of, disrupting, damaging or limiting the functionality of any software or hardware; or

Contains false or deceptive language, or unsubstantiated or comparative claims, regarding AiconNet's Services.

 

AiconNet's management will thoroughly scrutinize all received orders and decide, to their own discretion, which of them do not comply with the officially stated requirements for use of the company servers. AiconNet reserves the right to refuse service to unlawful parties. AiconNet reserves the right at all times to disclose any information, as AiconNet deems necessary, to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in the sole discretion of AiconNet

 

E-COMMERCE CUSTOMER WEBSITES

When buying an allocated space on AiconNet servers for the purpose of creating e-commerce online stores or related e-commerce activities websites, the Customer agrees to be fully responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of their web sites, online stores and e-commerce activities within that websites. The Customer is the only one in charge of approving, processing and filling customer orders and taking care of customer requests or complaints. The Customer is also the only one in charge of the payment or satisfaction of any and all taxes related to his/her web site and online store. The Customer bears the responsibility for ensuring the security and confidentiality of any customer data (including, without limitation, customer credit card numbers) that he/she may receive in connection with his/her web site or online store.

Each customer is in charge of all products and services, as well as all contents and materials appearing online, including:

the accuracy and relevance of Customer Content, and content and material showcased in the Customer store or on its products;

 

certainty that the Customer Content and content and materials appearing in the Customer store or on its products do not violate or infringe upon the rights of any person;

 

certainty that the Customer Content and the content and materials appearing in the Customer store or on its products are not calumnitous or somehow illegal.

 

Each Customer guarantees to AiconNet that he/she owns the right to use the Customer Content and its material, including all text, graphics, sound, music, video, programming, scripts and applets. Each Customer warrants to AiconNet that the use, reproduction, propagation and transmission of the Customer Content and any information and materials contained inside do not, and will not:

infringe or abuse any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or any other proprietary right of a third party;

 

break any criminal law or manifest false advertising, unfair competition, vilification, privacy intrusion; violate a right of publicity or violate any other law or regulation.

 

Each Customer empowers AiconNet to reproduce, copy, use and propagate all and any part of the Customer Content for ensuring and operating the Services. AiconNet is granted the right to estimate, at its own discretion, the extent to which these operations need to be carried out.

THIRD PARTY DEALINGS

Any dealings with third parties (including advertisers) carried out through AiconNet Services, including participation in promotions, payment for goods and services, and/or any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between the Customer and the advertiser or the other third party. AiconNet shall not be responsible or liable for any part of such dealings or promotions.

 

CANCELLATION, REFUNDS & CHARGEBACKS

CANCELLATION & REFUNDS

AiconNet accounts are set up on a prepay basis. AiconNet customers may decide to cancel their accounts at any time, however they will get a full refund of the service only if the cancellation request is made within 3 days of purchasing of the account, according to our Money Back Guarantee Policy.

To cancel an account, the customer needs to send an e-mail or support ticket to our Sales Department and provide any authentication credentials requested by AiconNet Other forms of cancellation requests will not be accepted. Any incentives (free bonuses) offered to the customer upon sign-up will be also cancelled.

Domain name registrations/transfers, service upgrades and web hosting plan renewals are treated as non-refundable services (see below) and cannot be cancelled or refunded after being activated upon customer request. The customer will have the possibility to transfer his/her domain away to another host.

Late cancellations, as well as accounts cancelled by AiconNet due to TOS violations (where the customer has decided not to fix the violation) do not qualify for the 3-day money back guarantee.

All credit requests for VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discovery payments are processed within 48 hours of the submission of the refund request (by e-mail or ticket, as mentioned above). The funds will be credited back to your credit/debit card and affect your credit/debit card balance in accordance with the credit/debit card issuer's terms of service.

All credit requests for PayPal payments are processed within 48 hours of the submission of the refund request (by e-mail or ticket, as mentioned above). The funds will be credited back to your PayPal account and affect your PayPal balance in accordance with PayPal's terms of service.

MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE POLICY

AiconNet offers a 3-day money back guarantee. If, for any reason, you (or clients of yours) are dissatisfied with our hosting services, we will refund your (their) hosting fees at any time during the first 30 days after the signup date of any hosting account you (they) have purchased from us. You can submit a refund request in a trouble ticket from your Control Panel, or send us an email to billing@AiconNet.com, and receive full refund for any hosting plan you have purchased from us within 30 days of the payment data of the account.

SSL certificate issuance, as a third-party service, is not covered by the 3-day money-back guarantee that AiconNet provides for its web hosting services. An SSL certificate buyer is eligible for a refund within 7 days of purchase.

All recurring payments, as well as all payments made via a wire transfer, are non-refundable and are not covered by the 30-day money-back guarantee.

NON-REFUNDABLE SERVICES

Non-Refundable Services: all service upgrades, wallet refills and plan renewal services purchased from the Web Hosting Control Panel; all 1-year or multi-year domain registration or transfer services purchased at sign-up or from the Web Hosting Control Panel.

All domain registrations and domain transfers are final, do not include any money-back guarantee and will be subject to a fee that is calculated on the basis of the actual NON-PROMOTIONAL annual price of the purchased domain's TLD, multiplied by the number of years of registration or transfer. Any refund amount credited back to a customer in accordance with our 30-day money back guarantee will not include the cost of the non-refundable services (if any) that have been purchased with the customer's web hosting plan upon sign-up (i.e. the customer will be issued a partial refund on the original transaction if he/she has purchased non-refundable services within the web hosting account). A table containing the annual NON-PROMOTIONAL prices of all domain names offered by AiconNet is located in section 3 of this legal document.

CHARGEBACKS

Chargebacks are not considered as a way of refunding. Any customer who initiates a credit card chargeback in response to a bill or order placed at AiconNet will be subject to full investigation.

When signing up for a web hosting service with AiconNet, customers agree to the conditions explicated in our Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and the Web Hosting Terms of Service (this document). Thus, AiconNet, as well as our authorized retailers (PayPal, WorldPay, 2CheckOut), will resort to these documents as an evidence for the customer's agreement, especially in the event that a customer sends a chargeback inquiry based on points that he/or she first accepted, but is trying now to refute.

If/When a chargeback report is received, the first step of our AiconNet team will be to try to contact the user. Meanwhile, the user account will be suspended (in order to protect our system from fraudulent activity and misuse) and will remain suspended until the reasons for the chargeback have been clarified and decision has been taken for according action.

If the chargeback has occurred due to some misunderstanding, a reverse payment procedure will be initiated with our authorized retailers and eventually the account will be re-activated.

If the user has sent a chargeback request based on groundless argumentations (according to our own judgment and these Web Hosting Terms of Service), then a dispute will be started with our authorized retailers in which the Web Hosting Terms of Service and the AUP of AiconNet will serve as proof of the customer's agreement. The retailers then, taking into consideration all provisions in these legal documents, will decide whether the customer has had sufficient grounds for the chargeback or AiconNet has the right to a reverse payment.

In case that the chargeback originates from a fraudulent user and no reverse payment procedure can be activated, then the respective hosting account will remain suspended and $30 USD fee will be withdrawn from the Customer's commission, whose client's account has been the reason for the chargeback (in order to cover the fees imposed to AiconNet from our authorized retailers for the claimed unauthorized transaction).

 

NEWS RELEASES

Certain sections of AiconNet's news releases may contain forward-looking statements projecting future events, such as new software incorporations, updates, promotions, hosting introductions, etc. It is possible that these statements may deviate from the actual circumstances, since they are treated as intentions and express expectations and approximate plans of action regarding the relevant forthcoming events.

Forward Looking Statements can be recognized by the availability of indicative words such as "believes", "anticipates," "plans," "may," "hopes," "can," "will," "expects," "is designed to," "with the intent," "potential", etc. However, their availability is not a prerequisite for a forward-looking statement to be treated as such.

 

TORTUROUS CONDUCT

Any way of indecent treatment towards a AiconNet employee will be considered as totally inappropriate and unacceptable. Each Customer is expected to communicate in an utterly polite and professional manner with AiconNet's employees regarding any request for help or consultation via e-mail, chat, phone or through our Ticket Desk Support System. Each Customer is expected to avoid any form of emotional outburst or inappropriate language, or any other attempt to be undermined the importance of good ethics in communication and human relations. Any act of close nature, or other type of offensive, abusive, disrespectful or condescending behavior - oral, written, or delivered by a second party - to members of AiconNet's customer care stuff will be interpreted as a breach of this TOS. AiconNet reserves the right to assess at its sole discretion which behavior is to be considered as a violation of the hereby stated rule and agreement, and to undertake according actions, including refuse refunds to users whose accounts have been suspended for violating this TOS provision.

 

FORCE MAJEURE CIRCUMSTANCES

AiconNet will be in an off-liability position as regards the failure or delay in doing its professional duties resulting from circumstances beyond its control. Such circumstances may represent acts of any governmental body, war, rebellion, sabotage, embargo, fire, flood, strike or other labor disturbance, interruption of or delay in transportation, unavailability of, interruption or delay in telecommunications or third party services (including DNS propagation), failure of third party software or hardware, or inability to obtain raw materials, supplies or power used in or equipment needed for provisioning of the Services.

 

SERVICE PROVISION; WARRENTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS

You understand and agree that the Service is provided on an 'AS-IS' basis without warranties or representations for its offering. The company bears no responsibility for connection problems in cases when customers' hosting with AiconNet confronts with service interruption issues. AiconNet assumes no liability for any service failure, or failure to deliver or store any Customer communication or personalization settings.

 

SERVICE DISCONTINUANCE

AiconNet reserves the right to discontinue the delivering of the services and terminate this agreement for a certain period of time or indefinitely, with a prior notice. If the reason for this is Customer's failure to observe these Web Hosting Terms of Service and/or our Acceptable Use Policy, no refund will be issued to the customer for the unused period of his/her annual subscription with AiconNet If the Customer has not violated any part of these Web Hosting Terms of Service, the Acceptable Use Police and/or any related documents - the customer will receive partial refund for his/her web hosting subscription with us for the period that has remained unused.

 

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE

AiconNet is dedicated to providing the highest levels of customer service round the clock. If you feel dissatisfied with any aspect of our service, you are encouraged to make use of our complaints procedure detailed below.

In order to file a complaint, please send us an email to support@aiconnet.com, specifying the nature of the problem you are experiencing. Please, provide as many details about your particular case as possible. The more we know about your situation, the better, prompt and adequate our resolution will be.

Here are our steps of addressing every single complaint:

AiconNet will confirm receipt of your complaint in writing, notifying you that the complaint will be addressed without delay. AiconNet reserves the right to refuse to investigate complaints which are obviously frivolous, abusive or offensive.

 

A AiconNet Customer Care representative will review your situation, search for an appropriate solution and inform you of the timeframe within which a response should be expected.

 

If the AiconNet Customer Care representative cannot resolve your case within the pre-announced period, your complaint will be escalated to a Customer Care manager.

 

If the AiconNet Customer Care manager also can't provide an appropriate solution, then your complaint will be forwarded to the Company Director, who will further investigate the situation to ensure that all necessary measures have been taken. The Company Director will respond in writing within two working days, and reply with a solution within five working days.

 

An alternative complaint submission method is sending a fax to the following number: +256.704.720.555

 

 

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Resellers, as well as their customers, can get in touch with our Customer Support Service via any of the options listed below. 1-hour support response is guaranteed!

Via our ticketing systems - open a trouble ticket from the Web Hosting Control Panel (section Help Center - > Open New Ticket) or the Reseller Control Panel (section Support Tickets - > Reseller Support).

Phone or Fax us at: Phone: +256-704-720-555

Phone: +256-752-954-723

 

E-mail us using our Contact Us form.

Live Chat - pre-sales and general questions only.

Post address details:

 

 

REVISIONS

In order to improve its services, AiconNet reserves the right to revise these terms at any time without prior notice. Customers are encouraged therefore to review this document periodically.

 

ASSIGNMENT

Customers do not have the right to assign this Agreement without the explicit permission of AiconNet This Agreement shall be in force and effect to the total benefit of the Customer and AiconNet and their successors and permitted assigns.

 

TERMINATION

You agree that AiconNet, at its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account or use of the Service(or any part thereof), and remove and discard any Content within the Service if you violate this Agreement.

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Please report any violations of these Terms of Service, the Acceptable Use Policy and the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy to abuse@AiconNet.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acceptable Use Policy

An Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is a set of rules and conditions systematized by a network, system or a website owner that define and restrict the ways in which the network, system or website may be utilized.


The AUP of AiconNet, headquartered in Kampala Uganda., is aimed at explicitly outlining the purposes for which customers CANNOT use our hosting services and position data on our network servers.


This Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is accepted as part of the Web Hosting Terms of Service each user agrees to abide by when signing up for an account with our hosting services. Any violation of these AUP terms will be considered as violation of our Web Hosting Terms of Service.


We - AiconNet, shall be the final part to determine whether an act constitutes a violation of this AUP and misuse of our services. We reserve our right to respond accordingly and/or immediately terminate the provision of the services, shall we become aware, and/or have sufficient evidence, of any prohibited conduct outlined in this AUP, or any other action threatening the secure environment of our hosting customers and/or network of servers. We shall be the sole arbiter in determining the sufficiency of the present evidences.


In order to protect our company's reputation and responsibilities, and guarantee robust and reliable hosting service to all our customers, as well as the privacy and security of all our individual users, we - AiconNet - hereby state the following AUP conditions to come into force for each user signing up for a web hosting account with our hosting services:


System Abuse


Spam and Spamvertizing

Inappropriate or Unlawful Content

Copyrights


Corrective Actions


Reporting Violations


Revisions

 


SYSTEM ABUSE

Any customer in violation of our system or network security is subject to criminal and civil liability, as well as immediate account termination. Examples include, but are not limited to the following:

- Unauthorized access, use, probe, or scan of our system's security, authentication measures, data or traffic. Interference with the service to any user, host or network including, but not limited to: e-mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload the system and broadcast attacks, forging of any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in an e-mail or newsgroup posting.

- Any attempt at doing harm to a server or a customer of AiconNet services: AiconNet will immediately and resolutely react to any attempt at misuse of an Internet account or computer, or any attempt to gain access to an internet account or computer by a AiconNet customer unauthorized by the account/computer owner. Such attempts include, but are not limited to the following: 'Internet scamming' (tricking other people into releasing their passwords, etc.), password robbery, security hole scanning, running proxy - proxy lists and any kind of proxy scripts (including, but not limited to php proxy and nph proxy), introducing of any computer programs (viruses, Trojan horses, trap doors, back doors, worms, time bombs, packet bombs, cancel bots, etc.) that are intended to negatively interfere with, intercept, irreversibly damage or take hold of any system, data or personal information. It WILL NOT matter whether the attacked account or computer belongs or not to AiconNet services. The fraud will be subject to actions based on the very nature of the attack and those may represent a warning, an account suspension or cancellation, and/or civil or criminal legal actions.

 


- Background operations/programs on servers: 'Background process' is a program that runs in the background of the operating system. What is specific for a background process is that, once started, it runs simultaneously with other foreground processes. This means that, the shell executing the background operation does not wait for it to finish or terminate, as it does with foreground processes, but is free to start executing more operations along with the background one. Typical background processes are ircd, irc bot, bnc, and many others.

Background processes are not permitted on any of our cloud hosting servers, as they usually lead to CPU overload and can be used for malicious and/or illegal actions. As our primary task is to provide highest quality web hosting service to all our customers, we cannot permit any background processes to be executed and threaten the performance of our server network. Our cloud hosting system does not allow a big multitude of users to simultaneously use the system memory and processing time of our servers.

 

- Excessive use of system resources: In order to ensure higher server performance and quality of hosting service all cloud hosting plans are subject to certain resource limitations concerning, but not limited to, server CPU usage, Memory usage, disk-space and traffic. If a hosting account exceeds the allowed amount of system resources the account owner will be immediately notified to take actions in order to decrease the usage. If such action is not instantly taken by the owner the account will be suspended. If an excessive CPU usage is detected the account owner will be offered to place an order for a CPU usage upgrade or upgrade to a plan which allows higher CPU usage.

If any hosting account is found to be causing degradation of the server and/or our hosting network's performance, regardless of the reason, the account will be subject to suspension or immediate removal, depending on the situation. AiconNet will be the sole arbiter in determining whether a given account is excessively using the server resources and/or causing a server degradation.

 

 

 

SPAM AND SPAMVERTIZING

SPAMMING IS PROHIBITED.Users MAY NOT utilize our hosting services to transmit, distribute or deliver any unsolicited bulk or commercial messages over the Internet (an action known as "spam" or "spamming").

Spamming is a violation of ethic norms and will be interpreted as an infringement. AiconNet will not tolerate the sending of unsolicited bulk or commercial messages through our services, as well as through another service that is mentioning, in some way, our customer's domain name or implies the utilization of our network or our e-mail services for sending the unsolicited bulk or messages.

SPAMVERTISING IS PROHIBITED. 'Spamvertizing' refers to the practice of sending unsolicited spam messages for the purpose of advertising a particular website.

If such e-mails are relayed through 3rd party (e-mail spoofing) and/or are promoting a domain hosted on our servers, this will lead to immediate account suspension unless an evidence of legitimacy for non-involvement of the domain owner in the particular illegal action is provided.

'E-mail spoofing' is a fraudulent e-mail activity in which the sender's (3td party) e-mail address and other parts of the e-mail header are changed so as to appear that the e-mail has been sent from a different source (e-mail address owner/server).

'Unsolicited message' is a message that is sent against the privacy policy of a newsgroup, or is sent to a recipient without their explicit permission. We, at our sole discretion, shall determine whether any of the messages you are sending is spam or spamvertizing. For your information, spamming generally includes, but is not limited to the following

- Sending of unsolicited messages in bulk, or sending of unsolicited e-mails, which provoke complaints from recipients;

- Sending of junk mail;

- Use of distribution lists that include people who have not given prior explicit permission to be involved in such a distribution process;

- Posting commercial ads to USENET newsgroups that do not permit it;

- Posting articles containing binary encoded data to non-binary newsgroups;

- Excessive and repeated posting of off-topic messages to newsgroups;

- Excessive and repeated cross-posting;

- E-mail harassment of another Internet Customer or Customers, including but not limited to, transmitting of any threatening, libellous or obscene material, or material of any nature that may be deemed offensive;

- E-mailing of age-inappropriate communications or content to anyone under the age of 18.

 

 

INAPPROPRIATE OR UNLAWFUL CONTENT

CONTENT published or transmitted via AiconNet's hosting services includes website content, email content, forum/blog postings, chat content, and/or any other type of content hosted on our servers, published online or transmitted through our network's services.

The user of our services is NOT permitted to post online content or have links to content that:

- is defamatory, abusive or obscene, violates a person's reputation/privacy, is reasonably deemed offensive by the web community, is anti-religious or anti-human rights, or contains any type of threatening or hate speech, encourages harassment or physical harm to any group or individual, or is otherwise malicious/fraudulent and may result in complaints/liabilities/or retaliation against AiconNet by offended viewers;

- promotes or encourages illegal activities (e.g. illegal drugs, illegal gambling, arms trafficking, etc.) or violates any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation, including but not limited to the laws and regulations governing export control, unfair competition, false advertising, consumer protection, etc.

- represents pornography - any type of pornographic/adult material, including child pornography, or advertisements of pornographic websites;

- represents infringement on copyright, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or third party's intellectual property or proprietary rights, including pirated computer programs, hacking/phreaking software, warez or any type of software/content (including also ROMs, ROM Emulators, media files - MP3, AVI, .RM, etc., torrent files, and others) that is copyrighted, is NOT uploaded in compliance with its license agreement or is NOT freely available for distribution.

 

 

COPYRIGHTS

Copyrighted material must not be placed on Customers' accounts without the explicit permission of the copyright owner or a person specifically authorized to give such permission by the copyright owner. Upon receipt of a claim for copyright infringement, or a notice of such violation, we will immediately run full investigation and, upon confirmation, will promptly remove the infringing material from the Services. Further procedures (in accordance with our stated below corrective measures) will be carried out if necessary. We will assume no liability to any Customer of the Services for the removal of any such material.

 


CORRECTIVE ACTIONS

We reserve our right to be the sole arbiter in determining the seriousness of each infringement and to immediately take corrective actions.

We will disable the customer's account if we deem necessary, at our sole discretion. Upon closing of the customer's account we will send an e-mail notification to the customer, stating the reason for the termination and quoting our terms' chapter that has been violated. The customer will be given an opportunity to respond and take measures to remedy the situation should he/she consider him/herself abused by a third party. Upon fulfilling of this obligation, we may re-activate the customer's account, if we find, at our own discretion, sufficient evidence pro customer's side.

Closed accounts due to repeated violations will not be re-activated. A backup may be requested, however it will be subject to certain penalty fees imposed according to the breach of this AUP terms. The final penalty fee will be determined by the type and frequency of the violations.

 

REPORTING VIOLATIONS

If you need to report a violation of this AUP agreement or believe that you or your system has been subject to attack originating from our system, please contact us immediately. Our team will fully investigate the situation and provide you with professional assistance.

 

REVISIONS

We reserve our right to change this AUP at any time, without prior notice. We encourage our users to periodically review this Acceptable Use Policy and our Web Hosting Terms of Service.