Terms & Conditions

Hosting terms and conditions
Hostguys.biz Pty. Ltd. will hereby be referred to as "we", us", "our". The customer will be referred to as "customer", "you" or "I".

Account Setup
a. Eligibility. Our services are available only to, and may only be used by individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, our services are not available to children (persons under the age of 18) or to temporarily or indefinitely suspended customers or customer's users. If you are a under the age of 18, you can use this service only in conjunction with, and under the supervision of your parents or guardians. If you do not qualify, please do not use our services.

b. We are self serve provider. The customer will manage their own account setup using the tools we have provided. We will setup your account after payment has been received & cleared, and our payment partner(s) have screened your order in case of fraud. You may be requested to provide proof of your identity and payment. If paying by credit card, we may require you to fax a copy of the front and back used to make payment of the card to +61 2 9437 3347 (if requested by our accounts department) before your account is activated. If this information is not provided, we reserve the right to terminate all services on your account without refund. Please provide us with an email address which is not at the domain you are signing up under.

c. It is not possible to assign products and services across separate accounts once ordered. Duplicate accounts can be merged into one account.
d. Only the authorised person listed on the account, entered at signup will have access to the account, and they will be referred to as the 'primary account holder'. The primary account holder will be issued with an email address and password which is required to access My Account for billing and technical support. You are required to login before we engage your account. Requests received from your account once logged in, will be deemed to have come from the primary account holder. Please ensure you never give out your login details to anyone. Hostguys.biz may also verify your identity by asking security questions, as required by the privacy laws in Australia. The client agrees to provide this information before assistance can be provided to them. The primary account holder also agreeds to keep their contact information up to date at all times.

e. If you wish to change the legal ownership of a whole account (and all products and services under it) there is a $45 charge for the administration work involved. To facilitate the transfer, the primary account holder needs to fax Hostguys.biz a signed letter which includes their full name, email address, full address, date of birth, domain name and/or products listed on their account, along with the new registrant details: Full name, full address, email address, date of birth. Please allow 5 working days for a transfer of legal ownership on the account. Changing the legal ownership of an account does not include updating the legal registrant information for a .au domain name. It is not possible to assign individual products and services to new accounts. If this is required, the old products and services must be cancelled and reopened on a new account.

Content
a. All products and services provided by Hostguys.biz may only be used for lawful purposes. This includes, but not limited to copyrighted material, or material we judge to be threatening, obscene and pornography. We do not allow pornographic sites. The customer agrees not to host such material.

b. The customer agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Hostguys.biz from any claims resulting from the use of our products or services in any shape or form. Hostguys.biz does not endorse any web site content hosted on our network and the content remains the property of the web site owner.

c. Examples of unacceptable material:

  • IRC Bots 
  • Warez Sites 
  • Defamation of person's character 
  • Pirated Software 
  • Running processes which cause the server to crash or become non-responsive 
  • Illegal or pirated sites, content or software. 
  • Breaching copyright and trademarks 
  • Proxy servers or other servers 
  • Hate sites 
  • Run any bit torrent 
  • Pornographic sites 
  • MUD applications 
  • Hack programs and archives 
  • Spamming related sites or sites that send / relay spam email 
  • Extremists sites 
  • Phising sites 
  • Other sites where formal complaints are received 
  • Sites where Hostguys.biz is placed 'on notice' or where legal action will be take against a Hostguys.biz for hosting a web site, with supporting evidence. 
  • Sites which have been hacked / run malicious scripts

d. If your web site is suspended and/or hosts any of the unacceptable material (above), we reserve the right to charge a cleanup fee for the administration time involved to attend to your account / server and update you on the issue at the standard rate of $45 per hour (minimum 1 hour). You will be responsible to resolve the issue and rectify the issue after we inform you of the breach.


Resource Usage
a. Users may not initiate the following:
1. Use 25% or more of system resources for longer then 90 seconds. There are numerous activities that could cause such problems; these include: CGI scripts, scripts, FTP, PHP, HTTP, Mail, etc.
2. Run any type of interactive real-time chat applications that require server resources. Remotely-hosted services are fully allowed.
3. Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD.
4. Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network.
5. Run any gaming servers such as counter-strike, half-life, battlefield1492, etc
6. Any activity which causes the server to crash / restart
7. Check their email more than every 3 minutes.

Zero Tolerance Spam & Leeching Policy
a. We take a zero tolerance stance against sending of unsolicited e-mail, bulk emailing, and spam. "Safe lists" and "double option" will be treated as spam. We reserve the right to require changes or disable as necessary any web site, account, database, or other component that does not comply with this policy, at its sole discretion. We also reserve the right to make any such modifications that are urgent at our sole discretion.
b. We reserve the right to charge the customer of the account used to send any unsolicited e-mail a clean up fee. This cost of the clean up fee is left entirely to the discretion of us, calculated by the number of messages sent, administration time and removal of spam blocks from external networks.
c. The customer agrees not to use the shared URL as a primary download link or web site address, except for genuine shared SSL usage, as outlined below. This link is provided for web site testing purposes only. If found to be using the shared URL as a primary download link or web site address, you will be charged extra bandwidth usage charges and/or a clean up charge as the discretion of Hostguys.biz. The shared SSL link can only be used for valid sites that need secure access for their functionality e.g. Running an online store.

Backups and data loss
a. Your use of our products and services is at your sole risk. We are not responsible for files and data residing on your account. You agree to take full responsibility for files and data transferred.

b. We are not liable for any data loss due to server failure, any other failure whatsoever, or unforeseeable corruption of programs, hacking, etc.

Support
a. If the customer is experiencing difficulties or issues with your hosting, you are required to notify us of the issue immediately, so we may resolve the issue. If you do not notify us of the problem, no allowances will be made, as we have not been given a reasonable opportunity to resolve the issue. We are an Internet Presence Provider (IPP) and are not responsible for the users Internet Connectivity through their Internet Service Provider (ISP), connection troubleshooting or computer setup. Please contact your ISP for assistance in these matters.
Security
a. We may introduce new security measures from time to time to help prevent malicious use and attacks on and to our servers.
b. No shell or remote desktop access will be provided on any shared hosting servers for security reasons for any reason. The hosting control panel provided will in most cases provide a shell alternative to the task you wish to perform.
Payment
a. The customer agrees to supply full payment for the services received from us, on or before the time period during which such services are provided. You agree that until and unless you notify us of your desire to cancel any or all services received, those services will be billed on a recurring basis. If you want to cancel your account, you must follow our cancellation procedure.
b. Hostguys.biz reserves the right to change the advertised price on products and services and any other charges at anytime. Existing customers will be notified prior to any change in their billing cycle charges.
c. It is your responsibility to ensure your primary email address listed in our billing system is functional and working, so you can receive notifications, payment reminders, suspension notices, etc. Please ensure you have whitelisted our email address in your spam filter settings.
d. All goods and services purchased for which payment has not been received in cleared funds, remains the property, internet property and intellectual property of us.
e. Your account will not be created until funds have been received in full as cleared funds. It is your responsibity to ensure we have received funds by the due date to avoid suspension and/or termination of our products and services. If you have made an over payment on your account and require a refund, you will receive a refund, minus a $5.00 administration charge, to cover our bank fees and company administration.
f. We reserve the right to change and refuse payment methods to clients at our sole discretion. If payment is not received 14 days after the invoice due date, we reserve the right to charge a late payment fee of $15.00 and suspend your account.
g. Dishonoured cheques will attract an administration charge of $30.00.

Credit Card payments
h. If you have signed up using credit card, your credit card will be rebilled on the due date of future invoices.
i .Please ensure sufficient funds are available on the due date. If rebilling fails due to insufficient funds in credit card account, we reserve the right to add $1.00 per failed transaction to your account, to cover our transaction fees.
j. You understand and agree that you have obtained the credit card owner's permission to use the credit card to purchase our products and services and they are aware, accept and agree that the transaction is taking place on their card.
k. If a charge back is requested where services have been provided and/or you have not followed our cancellation procedure, a $50.00 administration fee applies per chargeback request.
l. If a charge back is requested where services have been provided and/or you have not followed our cancellation procedure, a $50.00 administration fee applies per chargeback request.

Suspension

a. We reserve the right to suspend your account if you have an outstanding invoice or account. If your invoice or account remains unpaid, we reserve the right to cancel or suspend your entire account(s) and all products and services under it. If you account has been suspended or cancelled, no further support resources will be provided by us in relation to products and services on your account, including domain names, web hosting, ssl certificates until the account has been paid in full.
b. Your information will then be passed onto a collections agency for debt recovery, if for 60 days your account remains unpaid.
c. We reserve the right to suspend your account at any time for breaching our terms and conditions, for initiating in activities which may reduce the security of other web sites on our servers, or where Hostguys.biz has been given misleading or false information regarding the type of web site to be hosted or the customer information provided has been inaccurate or false.
d. We may investigate to recover any outstanding debts.

Cancellation
a. Hostguys.biz reserves the right to cancel your account at any time. If your account has been terminated or suspended for breaching our terms and conditions, non-payment or where a formal complaint is received, no refunds will be given.
b. Any proof of misleading or giving false information to the company or its employees, including, threatening, extortion, harassment, improper conduct, abuse, swearing or other unlawful activities will lead to automatic cancellation of your account without refund. This can be email, live chat, telephone or in any form where staff are threatened, abused or mistreated.
c. How to cancel your account: To cancel your account or products and services on your account, we require you submit your cancellation request in writing. Other requests to cancel your account are not considered official. Please ensure your account is paid in full, otherwise the cancellation will not be successful. You must provide a minimum of 7 days notice prior to your product/service renewal date if you do not wish your product/service to renew.
d. Once you have cancelled your account, no further support resources will be provided by our staff in relation to products and services on your account, including domain names, web hosting, ssl, etc. We will not engage your account in any way once your account has been cancelled.
e. No refunds or credit will be given if you cancel your account or downgrade to a lower package. If you downgrade to a lower package a $15.00 charge applies. If you have a credit on your account and refunded, a $5.00 administration charge applies.
f. Hosting, Domain names, SSL certificates, Site Studio and account add-ons are non-refundable.
g. If you have cancelled your hosting account with Hostguys.biz and would like to reactivate your account, a $15.00 administration fee will apply to cover the admin time involved in recreating your account and update our billing system.
h. If your account remains unpaid for a period of 30 days or more, we reserve the right to terminate your account.

Bandwidth Usage / Disk Space
a. It is your responsibility to upgrade your account and monitor your account usage.

b. This allowance varies depending on the hosting package you purchase. Should your account pass the allocated amount you will be required to upgrade to the next level plan of bandwidth usage and/or disk space for increased limits. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure they do not exceed their assigned limits.

c. Our system will automatically suspend your account if you exceed all of your allocated resources. We reserve the right to suspend the account until the start of the next allocation or until you upgrade to a higher level of package, terminate the account and/or charge you an additional fee for the overages.

Price Change

a. We reserve the right to change prices listed on Hostguys.biz, and the right to increase the amount of resources given to plans. Customers will be notified by email before any price changes are implemented to their account. It is your responsibility to ensure your email address listed in our billing system is functional and working and can accept email from us.

Indemnification
a. Customer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold us harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney's fees asserted against us, 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 us harmless against liabilities arising out of; (1) any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with Hostguys.biz; (2) any material supplied by customer infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights, legal and/or civil rights of a third party; (3) copyright infringement and (4) any defective products sold to customers from Hostguys.biz's server. Hostguys.biz does not guarantee uptime.

By accessing any web site hosted on our network or servers, you understand, agree and are bound by this indemnification.

Disclaimer
a. Hostguys.biz will not be responsible for any damages your business may suffer. Hostguys.biz makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied for services we provide, nor do we guarantee your web site or applications will work error free on our servers or guarantee uptime or service avilabaility. Hostguys.biz 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 Hostguys.biz and its employees.

Changes to the Terms and Conditions
a. Hostguys.biz reserves the right to revise its policies from time to time without notice to you. By continued use of our services, you agree to and are bound by the updated terms and conditions, that can be accessed on our web site at any time.