Conditions of Use for Web Hosting

By completing your purchase, and/or allowing files to be uploaded to it, you are indicating your acceptance of these Conditions.

In general

Registration of domain names is carried out on my clients’ behalf on a ‘best endeavours’ basis. There may be circumstances that mean I am unable to secure a requested domain name, even after it has been provisioned on my server. Under these circumstances, I will only be liable to offer a refund or to register an equivalent price domain name at the client’s request.

If payments due are not received on schedule by me or my nominated agents I reserve the right to suspend, withdraw or cancel services.

Domain and hosting renewals fall due on the renewal date. Any cancellation or change to those services must be received in writing or by email before the renewal date. If you cancel your account, no refunds will be made.

Your webspace

Data stored on my server is not guaranteed to be backed up, however, if you have a support contract with me, backups are taken every month. A charge may be made for recovery of the file.

You may not run server processes (for example talkers/IRC Bots) via my server. Shell accounts (telnet or ssh) are not available on my web hosting packages, except at my discretion.

I shall not be held liable for any loss or damages caused by the use or misuse, unavailability or removal of services. When your account is closed, all files (including web pages) will be deleted. I reserve the right to cancel your account at any time without notice.

If your site uses excessive bandwidth that has an adverse effect on other clients I reserve the right to disable your site until you can reduce your bandwidth usage, and bill you for bandwidth used over and above your allocation. Each hosting product includes a set bandwidth. If you exceed this usage, you may be required to upgrade your hosting account to cover bandwidth used.

As a general guide, virtual hosting accounts are recommended for sites requiring up to 15GB of data per month. If you exceed your bandwidth allocation, additional charges may be made.

Email usage

To protect your privacy I never distribute your name or email address to any third parties. Users must not participate in any form of unsolicited bulk emailing or spam. If you have a legitimate requirement to bulk email you must contact me first.

Commercial use of our hosting and email services is permitted. You will be responsible for the content of your website and emails, including obtaining the legal permission for any works they include and ensuring that their contents do not violate UK law.

There a size limit on email attachments of 20 Mb.

By default, all email accounts on my server are screened from persistent senders of SPAM and UBM. To opt out of this service, please email me. I cannot guarantee you will never receive junk emails, but their occurrence should be reduced by my efforts.

By default, all emails through my server are examined electronically for virus content. Any suspect emails are quarantined. I cannot guarantee emails are totally virus free and strongly recommend the permanent use of active anti-virus protection on any computer connected to the Internet.

I do not allow .exe files (or .zip files containing .exe files) to be sent by email.

Domain names

Purchase, transfer, renewal and use of domain names on my and my partner company’s equipment will comply with the relevant Nominet, Tucows OpenSRS, CentralNic and ICANN rules and guidelines as amended from time to time and published on their respective websites.

I do not make a charge to transfer domain names away from my server, however, such transfers will only be effected once all outstanding invoices from me have been settled in full.

Legal

You will be held responsible for, and accept responsibility for, any defamatory, confidential, secret or other proprietary material available via your website or email. I reserve the right to remove material deemed inappropriate from your web pages, without prior notice. I do not allow my server to be used for any illegal purpose. For the avoidance of doubt, I do not permit the use of my server for adult content.

These Conditions may be amended and updated at any time without notice and were last updated in June 2018.