TERMS OF SERVICE

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General Terms
Agreement for Services
Payment
Delinquent Accounts
Account Cancellation
Refunds and Disputes
Backups
No Waiver of Rights by Host NIT
Notices
Abuse of Host NIT Staff or Support Personnel

By submitting the online order form, or by using The Host NIT service, Customer hereby agrees to Host NIT Terms of Service (TOS), Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), and Privacy Policy. Unless otherwise specified, in this TOS, the AUP, and the Privacy Policy, the usage of "us", "we", "our", and "ours" shall refer to Host NIT, a Texas business, and all its parents, subsidiaries, successors, and assigns. The usage of "you", "your", "they", and "them" shall refer to the Customers of Host NIT.

Customer agrees that it shall comply with this TOS, Host NIT Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), and Host NIT No-Spam Policy (NSP). Customer further agrees that They read Privacy Policy and agrees to all the terms and conditions in the Privacy Policy. In this document, the word "Agreement," with a capital "A," refers to the TOS, the AUP, the NSP, and the Privacy Policy collectively.

01.

General Terms

In consideration of our hosting services to be delivered, Each customer agrees to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

1.1. Customer agrees to pay, in advance of each monthly service term, for hosting services to be rendered

1.2. Customer agrees to be bound by the service term selected on the online order form or via applicable promotional codes that may require Customer to order Host NIT service for a certain minimum period of time.

1.3. Non-Payment of services shall result in a 5-day notice of disconnection. All payment failures must be cured within 3 days from invoice due date or account will be suspended a reactivation fee will apply. For any of our shared hosting plans, reseller hosting plans, or master hosting plans a 10% reactivation fee will apply. For any of our Virtual Private Servers (VPS) a 15% reactivation fee will apply. For any of our dedicated servers a $100.00 reactivation fee will apply. Any shared, proxy, reseller, or image hosting plan will be terminated if we do not receive payment within 10 days of invoice due date. Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Servers will be Null Rooted if we do not receive payment within 5 days of invoice due date.

1.4. Host NIT is and shall not be responsible for data integrity for any accounts that are terminated, disconnected, or interrupted because of Customer's failure to pay for our services.

02.

Agreement for Services

2.1. Host NIT will provide, and Customer will purchase and pay for, the Web hosting services (the "Services"), according to the service fees specified in the Order for the applicable Service Description. Customer acknowledges that the service, and service fees have been communicated to the Customer, and that Customer is aware of all applicable charges as per the Agreement. Customer also understands that no promotional offers will apply to their individual service unless said promotional offers are specified in this Agreement.

2.2. Customer will agree upon the following terms of service;
Examples of unacceptable material on all Shared and Reseller servers include:
Pirated Software/Warez
IRC Scripts/Bots
Bestiality
Child porn
Proxy Scripts/Anonymizers (But not limited to Proxy Hosting Plans)
Bruteforce Programs/Scripts/Applications
Mail Bombers/Spam Scripts
Fraudulent Sites
Image Hosting Scripts (But not limited to Image Hosting Plans)

Examples of unacceptable material on all Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated servers include:
Pirated Software/Warez
IRC Scripts/Bots
Bestiality
Child porn
Bruteforce Programs/Scripts/Applications
Mail Bombers/Spam Scripts
Fraudulent Sites

Therefore we have the right to suspend your account or terminate it if you are found breaking any of our terms.

2.3. Host NIT has a strict policy about the *CPU* usage per account , the limit of your account run is 20% for 120 seconds. Activities that could cause such problems are: CGI scripts, FTP, PHP, HTTP, etc. If running 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. Failure to compile with these terms may subject to suspension of your account but not limited to terminate.

2.4. Reseller Client Responsibility
Resellers are responsible for supporting their clients. Host NIT does not provide support to our Reseller's Clients. 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'. Host NIT will hold any reseller responsible for any of their clients actions that violate the law or the terms of service.

03.

Payment

3.1.
Establishment and provision of service is contingent upon receipt of payment from Customer to Host NIT.

3.2. Customer must pay in full for the Services before we begin to provide the Services to Customer. Invoices are generated 3 days before renewal and customer agree that if paying by credit card, recurring billing will be billed and charged automatically on the date the invoice is generated and that Host NIT may apply the amount due at any time to the credit card listed on file.

*invoices for recurring billing in paypal are generated after subscription payment is received.*

3.3. Payment is due on the defined monthly recurring billing date of each month.
 

04.

Delinquent Accounts

4.1
Host NIT may temporarily deny service or terminate this Agreement upon failure of Customer to pay charges when due. Such termination or denial will not relieve Customer of responsibility for the payment of all accrued service fees, and any collection fees to which we may be entitled under this Agreement or under applicable law.

05.

Account Cancellation

5.1.
Customers may voluntarily cancel their account at any time, for any reason possible, by filling out the "Cancellation Request Form" which is provided on our web site. You can find the "Cancellation Request Form" in your client area. Once a Customer has cancelled their account before the renewal date, no more charges will be billed to the account. Cancellations on or after renewal will be charged renewal fees. Paypal paying customers canceling their paypal subscription payment does not warrant cancellation of service. All cancellations must go through the cancellation form. Customer can terminate their account for any reason or for no reason. However, Customer understands and agrees that Host NIT host does not provide pro-rated or any other kinds of refunds on cancellations. All fees Customer has paid shall be non refundable.
 

06.

Refunds and Disputes

IMPORTANT NOTICE : PAYMENTS TO Host NIT HOSTING FOR "DEDICATED SERVERS" ARE NONREFUNDABLE.
There are no refunds on dedicated servers, administrative fees, install fees for custom software, or domain name purchases. All billing disputes must be reported within THIRTY (30) days of the time the dispute occurred. Disputed charges to your credit card issuer, also known as charge backs, which in Host NIT sole discretion, are invalid under the terms and conditions of this Agreement, This will result in service interruption and reconnection fees to restore the desired service. Only first-time accounts are eligible for a refund. 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.

Host NIT reserves the right to discontinue service to any Customer it deems, in its sole discretion, that violates any condition of service including, but not limited to, the following:
The Acceptable Use Policy

07.

Backups

7.1.
Even the best and most complete and redundant backup systems can and do fail for a variety of reasons, despite the best efforts of the Web hosting service. THEREFORE, Host NIT DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE AVAILABILITY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, OR INTEGRITY OF THESE BACKUPS OR THE DATA THEY CONTAIN. Consequently, you must not rely upon the availability, completeness, currency, or integrity of these backups.

7.2. Customers are responsible for maintaining their own backups on their own personal computers or other computers.

7.3. Host NIT does not provide any sort of compensation for lost, inaccurate, incomplete, or outdated data in the event that if our backups do not function properly, regardless of the reason(s) for any such malfunction, even if the malfunction was due to the fault or negligence of Host NIT host or any of its employees or agents, and regardless of whether Host NIT had been informed of the possibility of such malfunction, or any fault or negligence that might cause it.

7.4. In the event that you need to recover data from a backup, we will use reasonable efforts to restore data to your account from the appropriate backup. HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SERVICE IS INTENDED TO COMPLEMENT YOUR OWN BACKUPS TO YOUR OWN COMPUTER, AND IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THOSE BACKUPS. AGAIN, Host NIT DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE AVAILABILITY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, OR INTEGRITY OF ITS BACKUPS.

7.5. You understand and agree that Host NIT's backup policy does not create any warranties for whose breach we can be held reliable.

7.6. Customer agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Host NIT , and the parents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, employees and agents of Host NIT's against any losses, claims, damages, liabilities, penalties, actions, proceedings or judgments (collectively, "Losses") to which an indemnified party may become subject and which Losses arise out of, or relate to this Agreement or Customer's use of the Services, and to reimburse an indemnified party for all legal and other expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by such indemnified party in connection with investigating, defending, or settling any Loss whether or not in connection with pending or threatened litigation in which such indemnified party is a party.

7.7. Host NIT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF USE, OR LOSS OF DATA RESULTING FROM THE USE OF OUR SERVICES BY CUSTOMER OR ANY THIRD PARTIES, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION OR THEORY OF LIABILITY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA RESULTING FROM DELAYS, NONDELIVERIES, MISDELIVERIES OR SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS.

7.8. Host NIT PROVIDES THE SERVICES AND PRODUCTS AS IS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. OUR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS, AND DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMER SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SELECTION, USE, AND SUITABILITY OF THE SERVICES AND Host NIT SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY THEREFOR.

7.9. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIMS, ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR OTHER ENDORSEMENTS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH REGARD TO THE INFORMATION ACCESSED FROM, OR THROUGH, THIS SERVICE, THE SYSTEMS WHICH PROVIDE IT, AND THE INTERNET, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS.

7.10. Host NIT DOES NOT ASSUME ANY LIABILITY FOR THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION DISCLOSED OR MATERIALS ACCESSED THROUGH ITS SERVICES, ITS SYSTEMS, ITS NETWORKS, OR THE INTERNET.
 

08.

No Waiver of Rights by Host NIT

Any failure by Host NIT to enforce this Agreement in every instance in which it might apply does not amount to a waiver of any of our hosting rights.
 

09.

Notices

9.0. Host NIT will notify you by e-mail of any notices that Host NIT is required to provide to you under this Agreement, at the most current e-mail address you have provided to us. By entering this Agreement, you consent to receive notices by e-mail. You are solely responsible for ensuring that Host NIT has your most current e-mail address, and we shall not be responsible for any lost, misdirected, bounced, forwarded, or undeliverable e-mail that we have sent to the most current e-mail address you have provided to us.

9.1. Unless otherwise specified in this Agreement, notices to Host NIT shall be sent to the following email address: support[@]Hostnit.com
 

10.

Abuse of Host NIT Staff or Support Personnel


10.0. At Host NIT, we take pride in providing excellent service to all of our customers. It is our policy always to treat our customers with the highest level of respect and courtesy. In return, we expect the same respect and courtesy from you.

10.1. If our staff feels that you are consistently engaging in abusive content toward them, or addressing them in a demeaning or rude manner, your account(s) may be suspended and you may be asked to take your business elsewhere. In the event that we terminate service for abusive conduct, customers will be given five (5) days' notice to find a new Web host. We will not any refunds for the unused portion of service.

10.2. Abusive conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following behaviors: Repeatedly addressing members of our staff in a demeaning or rude manner. Using profanity in any oral or written communications with our staff, by any medium of communication, including but not limited to e-mail, instant messages, chat, text messaging, fax, postal mail, telephone, voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), or in-person communication;
Yelling or shouting at our staff;
Deliberately using all capital (uppercase) letters in any written communication to our staff; Insulting our staff because of their personal characteristics, or on the basis of their race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, or housing or economic status; or Deliberately providing false information to our staff for the purpose of harassing them or wasting their time.

10.2.1. Badgering staff members is strictly prohibited. Badgering includes everything mentioned on Clause 10.2 with the addition of asking repetitive questions that has already been answered,
Questions that are not relevant to the subject matter, questions and or comments that are not actually questions but more of a conversational topic that should be discussed on on a form or discussion board, and including but not limited to any entrapment type of questionnaires.

10.3.
For all hosting plans listed on our website excluding dedicated servers, you may NOT use them for any type of personal backup whatsoever. If you need to purchase backup please visit the relevant page our contact sales for more information.

10.4.If your account is causing the server you are on any harm we reserve the right to remove all files immediately with or without warning. If your account is using up too much server resource we will alert you of this and at this time you may choose to upgrade or terminate your service. You have 48 hours to respond to any notice sent from us. Failure to respond will result in termination. This also applies to account that has unlimited resources such as disk space or bandwidth.

10.5.
Website accessibility: Host NIT does not discriminate against anyone with any type of disability. However, you must have the proper tools and/or products to view and access our website. Host NIT cannot and will not guarantee that the tools you have may or may not work with the coding on the website. If you are having an issue with something that you cannot access you may contact our sales team or support team for assistance. We will try our best to assist you with your needs. However, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to view the complex coding and or design on the website.

10.6.All communication to Host NIT is logged. This includes but not limited to email, live chat transcripts, and phone calls. In the event that you have had a conversation with a representative by any method and this conversation was said to be "off record" or said to be remain private, it must remain that way. Violating this will lead to a immediate termination of your account without any warning whatsoever and if any of the transcripts are made public by you or any party acting on your behalf further legal action will be taken. This also applies to any pre-sales inquires that were under these conditions

10.7. Sending Multiple support ticket is considered a violation of the TOS, a minor one 
at that, and we will inform you of this. Continuation of this, however, will result in direct violation of the TOS and can/may result in the termination/suspension of your account. When Multiple support tickets are sent in, it only pushes you further down the QUE and will NOT result in a faster response. Sending support tickets to or staff should be of relevant subject matter, if an escalation is requested and/or needed it will be done.
11.0. 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
Host NIT does not give out money back guarantees for Dedicated or any Custom/Control Panel based VPS. The guarantee applies all every other product, As long as you are NOT IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF OUR TOS, you will receive all money paid to us. Even if you signed up for 3 years of service, and at the 29th day you decide you no longer wishes to remain a Host NIT customer, it is within your right to receive all money back, including for the days of service used. It is imperative that you contact us within the 30 day time frame for this to take place. We recommended you do so on the 29th day of service and not wait until the 30th day. The only money that will not be returned to you is for the purchase of any produc6s other than web hosting. i.e: domain name registrations, SSL certificates, etc.

If you are in direct violation of your terms of service we will terminate your account with out any warning whatsoever. You will not be entitled to any refund or money back guarantee, you also will not get back any credit that you may or may not have had in your account. All your files will be deleted from our servers.

If you directly violate our terms of service an email will be sent out letting you know this has been done and you have been banned from using our services now and in the future. The only claim you have is for the domains you may or may not have registered with us. We will release your domains upon your request however, please keep in mind once your account is labeled as banned any support ticket amended into our departments will be at its lowest priority, and we will respond to them after every other ticket has been resolved. You will no longer be allowed to use the live chat nor telephone service and in doing so may result in further legal action taken against you.

This article uses incorporation by reference to any and all materials presented on the following page:

http://hostnit.com/billing/knowledgebase.php?action=displaycat&catid=14

If you cannot access the URL presented above, go to: hostnit.com/billing/ then click on knowledgebase, then click on TOS violation/further explanation of legal terms.