Account Setup / Email on FileWe will setup your account after we have received payment and we and/or our payment partner(s) have screened the order(s) in case of fraud. It is your responsibility to provide us with an email address which is not @ the domain(s) you are signing up under. If there is ever an abuse issue or we need to contact you, the primary email address on file will be used for this purpose. It is your responsibility to ensure the email address on file is current or up to date at all times. If you have a domain name registered with TongoHost, it is your responsibility to ensure that the contact information for your domain account and your actual domain name(s) is correct and up-to-date. TongoHost is not responsible for a lapsed registration due to outdated contact information being associated with the domain. If you need to verify or change this information, you should contact our sales team via email. Providing false contact information of any kind may result in the termination of your account. In dedicated server purchases or high risk transactions, it will be necessary to provide government issued identification and possibly a scan of the credit card used for the purchase. If you fail to meet these requirements, the order may be considered fraudulent in nature and be denied. Transfers Our transfers 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. The free transfer services are available for 30 days from your sign up date and only available if your previous hosting company is running cPanel. If your previous company was running a non-standard control panel, there could be a migration fee. Transfers outside of the 30 day free period will incur a charge; please contact a member of the transfers department with specific details to receive a price quote.
ContentAll services provided by TongoHost may only be used for lawful purposes. The laws of the State of Arizona and The United States of America apply. If you are hosting in our Europe division, the laws of Amsterdam also apply. The customer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless TongoHost from any claims resulting from the use of our services. Use of our services to infringe upon any copyright or trademark is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to unauthorized copying of music, books, photographs, or any other copyrighted work. The offer of sale of any counterfeit merchandise of a trademark holder will result in the immediate termination of your account. Any account found to be in violation of anothers copyright will be expeditiously removed, or access to the material disabled. Any account found to be in repeated violation of copyright laws will be charged an administrative fee and can result in termination of your account.. If you believe that your copyright or trademark is being infringed upon, please email with a valid DMCA request. If the request is of a licensing issue, we may require further documentation. Using a shared account as a backup/storage device is not permitted, any backups, including cPanel Backups will be automatically deleted from our servers. Examples of unacceptable material on all Shared and Reseller servers include: • Topsites • IRC Released Items • Public Proxy Scripts/Anonymizers (Unless they are for your private use only) • Pirated Software/Warez (Linking to pirated software is also not allowed, this includes sites such as MegaUpload, RapidShare, etc.) • Public Image Hosting Scripts (Unless they are for your private use only) • 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 • Gambling/Casino Sites • MUDs/RPGs/PBBGs • 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) • Bulk Email Scripts • Broadcast or Streaming of Live Sporting Events (UFC, NASCAR, FIFA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WWE, WWF, etc) Examples of unacceptable material on all Dedicated (VPS) servers include: • IRCD (irc servers) • IRC Scripts/Bots • Pirated Software/Nulled Scripts/Warez • IP Scanners • Bruteforce Programs/Scripts/Applications • Mail Bombers/spam Scripts • Escrow • 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/Gambling 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) • Bulk Email Scripts • Broadcast or Streaming of Live Sporting Events (UFC, NASCAR, FIFA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WWE, WWF, etc) TongoHost services, including all related equipment, networks and network devices are provided only for authorized customer use. TongoHost systems may be monitored for all lawful purposes, including to ensure that use is authorized, for management of the system, to facilitate protection against unauthorized access, and to verify security procedures, survivability, and operational security. During monitoring, information may be examined, recorded, copied and used for authorized purposes. Use of TongoHost system(s) constitutes consent to monitoring for these purposes. Any account found connecting to a third party network or system without authorization from the third party is subject to suspension. Access to networks or systems outside of your direct control must be with expressed written consent from the third party. TongoHost may, at its discretion, request and require documentation to prove access to a third party network or system is authorized. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Any material that, in our judgment, is obscene, threatening, illegal, or violates our terms of service in any manner may be removed from our servers (or otherwise disabled), with or without notice. Failure to respond to email from our abuse department within 48 hours may result in the suspension or termination of your services. All abuse issues must be dealt with via troubleticket/email and will have a response within 48 hours. Sites hosted on TongoHost’s service(s) are regulated only by U.S. law. Given this fact, and pursuant to Section 230(c) of the Communications Decency Act, we do not remove allegedly defamatory material from domains hosted on our service(s). The only exception to this rule is if the material has been found to be defamatory by a court, as evidenced by a court order. TongoHost.com is not in a position to investigate and validate or invalidate the veracity of individual defamation claims, which is why we rely on the legal system and courts to determine whether or not material is indeed considered defamatory. In any case in which a court order indicates material is defamatory, libelous, or slanderous in nature; we will disable access to the material. Similarly, in any case in which a US Court has placed an injunction against specified content or material; we will comply and remove or disable access to the material in question. The language of Section 230(c) of the Communications Decency Act fundamentally states that Internet services providers like TongoHost and many of TongoHost’s other webhosting services and brands are re-publishers and not the publisher of content. Our service merely provides a hosting platform and space on which to host content, and any creation or publication of content on our services is the sole responsibility of the third-party user which creates or publishes the content. Therefore, TongoHost should not be held liable for any allegedly defamatory, offensive or harassing content published on sites hosted under TongoHost’s webhosting service(s). If in doubt regarding the acceptability of your site or service, please contact us at email@example.com and we will be happy to assist you. Potential harm to minors is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to child pornography or content perceived to be child pornography (Lolita): Any site found to host child pornography or linking to child pornography will be suspended immediately without notice. Resellers: we will suspend the site in question and will notify you so you may terminate the account. We will further monitor your activity; more than one infraction of this type may result in the immediate termination of your account. Direct customers: Your services will be terminated with or without notice. Violations will be reported to the FBI. It is your responsibility to ensure that scripts/programs installed under your account are secure and permissions of directories are set properly, regardless of installation method. When at all possible, set permissions on most directories to 755 or as restrictive as possible. Users are ultimately responsible for all actions taken under their account. This includes the compromise of credentials such as user name and password. It is required that you use a secure password. If a weak password is used, your account may be suspended until you agree to use a more secure password. Audits may be done to prevent weak passwords from being used. If an audit is performed, and your password is found to be weak, we will notify you and allow time for you to change/update your password.
Zero Tolerance Spam PolicyWe take a zero tolerance stance against sending of unsolicited e-mail, bulk emailing, and spam. “Safe lists” and purchased lists will be treated as spam. Any user who sends out spam will have their account terminated with or without notice. Sites advertised via SPAM (Spamvertised) may not be hosted on our servers. This provision includes, but is not limited to SPAM sent via fax, phone, postal mail, email, instant messaging, or usenet/newsgroups. No organization or entity listed in the ROKSO may be hosted on our servers. Any account which results in our IP space being blacklisted will be immediately suspended and/or terminated. Bulk email will only be allowed on our VPS platform and must abid by all US laws regarding spam, including the CAN-SPAM act. TongoHost reserves the right to require changes or disable as necessary any web site, account, database, or other component that does not comply with its established policies, or to make any such modifications in an emergency at its sole discretion. TongoHost reserves the right to charge the holder of the account used to send any unsolicited e-mail a clean up fee or any charges incurred for blacklist removal. This cost of the clean up fee is entirely at the discretion of TongoHost.
Payment InformationYou agree to supply appropriate payment for the services received from TongoHost, in advance of the time period during which such services are provided. You agree that until and unless you notify TongoHost of your desire to cancel any or all services received, those services will be billed on a recurring basis. As a client of TongoHost, it is your responsibility to ensure that your payment information is up to date, and that all invoices are paid on time. You agree that until and unless you notify TongoHost of your desire to cancel any or all services received (by the proper means listed in the appropriate section of the Terms of Service), those services will be billed on a recurring basis, unless otherwise stated in writing by TongoHost. TongoHost reserves the right to bill your credit card or billing information on file with us. TongoHost provides a 9 day grace period from the time the invoice is generated and when it must be paid. Any invoice that is outstanding for 9 days and not paid will result in a $2.00 late fee and/or an account suspension until account balance has been paid in full. The $2.00 late fee is applied in addition to whatever else is owed to TongoHost for services rendered. Access to the account will not be restored until payment has been received. If the customer has multiple services, they risk having their other services suspended until all services are paid up to date. Domain renewals are billed and renewed 7 days before the renew date. No refunds can be given, once a domain is renewed. All domain registrations, and renewals are final. Accounts that are 30 days past due will be automatically deleted from our servers. If you wish to restore an cancelled account or receive a backup of a suspended account, there will be a $25.00 fee if there is a backup available. Any special pricing you had on your old account will not transfer to the new account, all new accounts will pay current prices on our website. TongoHost reserves the right to change the monthly payment amount and any other charges at anytime. Any chargebacks against TongoHost will occur a $150 chargeback fee.
Backups and Data LossYour use of this service is at your sole risk. This service is provided to you as a courtesy. TongoHost is not responsible for files and/or data residing on your account. You agree to take full responsibility for files and data transferred and to maintain all appropriate backup of files and data stored on TongoHost servers. You can generate your own backups via the cPanel interface.
Cancellations and RefundsTongoHost reserves the right to cancel, suspend, or otherwise restrict access to the account at any time with or without notice. Any abuse of our staff in any medium or format will result in the suspension or termination of your services without refund. Cancellations must be done online, you can cancel your hosting account by clicking here and your domain registration by clicking here TongoHost gives you a 45 day money back guarantee on managed SSD shared hosting and reseller solutions. Dedicated (VPS) servers have a 7 day money back guarantee. There are no refunds on dedicated (VPS) servers, administrative fees, addons such as dedicated IPs, install fees for custom software, or domain name purchases. Only first-time accounts are eligible for our money back guarantee. For example, if you’ve had an account with us before, canceled and signed up again, you will not be eligible for a refund or if you have opened a second account with us. After the initial 45 days, no refunds will be issued. Violations of the Terms of Service will waive the refund policy.
Resource UsageDedicated IPs are only to be used for SSL-based websites, you must provide a valid SSL certificate in order to receive a dedicated IP. For Dedicated Servers in excess of 30TB traffic speed drops to 10MB/sec., but resourses are unlimited. User may not: 1.Use 15% or more of system resources for longer then 90 seconds. There are numerous activities that could cause such problems; these include: CGI scripts, FTP, PHP scripts, HTTP, etc. 2.Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD. 3.Run any type of web spider or indexer (including Google Cash / AdSpy) on shared servers. 4.Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network. 5.Run any bit torrent application, tracker, or client. You may link to legal torrents off-site, but may not host or store them on our shared servers. 6.Participate in any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities 7.Run any gaming servers such as Counter Strike, Half-Life, Battle Field, etc… 8.Run cron entries with intervals of less than 15 minutes. 9.Run any MySQL queries longer than 15 seconds. MySQL tables should be indexed appropriately. 10.When using PHP include functions for including a local file, include the local file rather than the URL. Instead of include(“http://yourdomain.com/include.php”) use include(“include.php”)
InodesThe use of more than 250,000 inodes on any shared account may potentially result in a warning first, and if no action is taken future suspension. Accounts found to be exceeding the 100,000 inode limit will automatically be removed from our backup system to avoid over-usage, however databases will still be backed up. Every file (a webpage, image file, email, etc) on your account uses up 1 inode. Sites that slightly exceed our inode limits are unlikely to be suspended; however, accounts that constantly create and delete large numbers of files on a regular basis, have hundreds of thousands of files, or cause file system damage may be flagged for review and/or suspension. The primary cause of excessive inodes seems to be due to users leaving their catchall address enabled, but never checking their primary account mailbox. Over time, tens of thousands of messages (or more) build up, eventually pushing the account past our inode limit. To disable your default mailbox, login to ISPManager and choose “Mail”, then “Default Address”, “Set Default Address”, and then type in: :fail: No such user here.
Uptime GuaranteeIf your shared / reseller server has a physical downtime that is not within the 99.9% uptime you may receive one month of credit on your account. Approval of the credit is at the discretion of TongoHost dependent upon justification provided. Third party monitoring service reports may not be used for justification due to a variety of factors including the monitor’s network capacity/transit availability. The uptime of the server is defined as the reported uptime from the operating system and the Apache Web Server which may differ from the uptime reported by other individual services. To request a credit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with justification. All requests must be made in writing via email. Uptime guarantees only apply to shared / reseller solutions.
Reseller: Client ResponsibilityResellers are responsible for supporting their clients. TongoHost does not provide support to our Reseller’s Clients. If a reseller’s client contacts us, we reserve the right to place the client account on hold until the reseller can assume their responsibility for their client. All support requests must be made by the reseller on their clients’ behalf for security purposes. Resellers are also responsible for all content stored or transmitted under their reseller account and the actions of their clients’. TongoHost will hold any reseller responsible for any of their clients actions that violate the law or the terms of service.
Shared (Non-Reseller Accounts)Shared accounts may not resell web hosting to other people, if you wish to resell hosting you must use a reseller account.
Price ChangeThe amount you pay for hosting will never increase from the date of purchase. We reserve the right to change prices listed on Tongohost.com, and the right to increase the amount of resources given to plans at any time.
CouponsDiscounts and coupon codes are reserved for first-time accounts *or first-time customers* only and may not be used towards the purchase of a domain registration unless otherwise specified. If you have signed up using a particular domain, you may not resign up for that domain using another coupon at a later date. Any account found in violation of these policies will be reviewed by our sales department and the appropriate invoices will be added to the account. Coupon abuse will not be tolerated and may result in the suspension or termination of the account.
IndemnificationCustomer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold TongoHost harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney’s fees asserted against TongoHost, 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, its agents, employees or assigns. Customer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless TongoHost against liabilities arising out of; (1) any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with TongoHost; (2) any material supplied by customer infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party; (3) copyright infringement and (4) any defective products sold to customers from TongoHost’s server.
ArbitrationBy using the Services, you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in connection with any dispute relating to, concerning or arising out of this Agreement. The arbitration will be conducted before a single arbitrator chosen by HostGator and will be held at the AAA location chosen by HostGator in Texas. Payment of all filing, administrative and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s rules, unless otherwise stated in this paragraph. In the event you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, HostGator will pay as much of your filing, administrative, and arbitrator fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive. The arbitration before the AAA shall proceed solely on an individual basis without the right for any claims to be arbitrated on a class action basis or on bases involving claims brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of others. The Federal Arbitration Act, and not any state arbitration law, governs all arbitration under this paragraph. All decisions rendered by the arbitrator will be binding and final. The arbitrator’s award is final and binding on all parties. The arbitrator’s authority to resolve and make written awards is limited to claims between you and HostGator alone. Claims may not be joined or consolidated unless agreed to in writing by all parties. No arbitration award or decision will have any preclusive effect as to issues or claims in any dispute with anyone who is not a named party to the arbitration. If you initiate litigation or any other proceeding against HostGator in violation of this paragraph, you agree to pay HostGator’s reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees incurred in connection with our enforcement of this paragraph.}
DisclaimerTongoHost shall not be responsible for any damages your business may suffer. TongoHost makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied for services we provide. TongoHost disclaims any warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, no deliveries, wrong delivery, and any and all service interruptions caused by TongoHost and its employees.
Disclosure to Law EnforcementTongoHost may disclose any subscriber information to law enforcement agencies without further consent or notification to the subscriber upon lawful request from such agencies. We will cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies.
Change to the TOSTongoHost reserves the right to revise its policies at any time without notice.
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