Terms of Service
The use of services from PAontheweb.com, LLC and operating under various names for services, i.e. LubyG and LetUsBeYourGuide [hereafter referred to as “PAontheweb” for brevity] constitutes agreement to these terms.
Dedicated hosting platforms and shared hosting platforms are covered by this TOS. Email, cpanel and other certain areas pertain only to dedicated hosting. Hosting that is shared is normally domain.lubyg.com. Dedicated hosting is normally domain.com, .net, .org, .biz etc.
1.) Account Setup / Email on file
We will setup your account after we have received payment and we and/or our payment partner(s) have screened the order(s) incase 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. 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.
++Domain Name Email Usage
If using email from [email protected] and you are using an email client such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora etc you must set your Outgoing SMTP to your ISP’s server. For example, if your internet service is provided by Comcast your Outgoing mail server settings would look like this smtp.comcast.net. Each account will be granted 5 domain inboxes with each hosting plan. Each email address required above 5 will result in a $5 per month fee per email address. Emails that are forwarded to other accounts without an actual inbox are not subject to this limit.
Our transfers team will make every effort to help you move your site to us, however, we cannot make guarantees of the transfer process. We provide this as a courtesy service and cannot make guarantees regarding its availability or the amount of time it may take as each host is configured a little differently. We will try our best, however, in some cases we may be unable to assist you in a transfer of data from an old host.
All services provided by PAontheweb may only be used for lawful purposes. The laws of the State of Pennsylvania and the United States of America apply.
The customer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless PAontheweb 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. If you believe that your copyright or trademark is being infringed upon, please email [email protected] with the information required. A list of required information may be found here. If the request is of a licensing issue, we may require further documentation.
Examples of unacceptable material include:
IRC Bots, Proxy Scripts / Anonymizers, Pirated Software / Warez, “.img” / image hosting only sites that do not host an actual domain name, Escrow, High-Yield Interest Programs(HYIP) or related sites, Investment sites (FOREX, egold exchange), AutoSurf sites, Bank Debentures, Bank Debenture Trading Programs, Prime Banks Programs, lottery sites, muds / rpg’s, hate sites, hacker focused sites/archives/programs, or sites promoting illegal activities
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Any material that, in our judgment, is obscene or threatening is prohibited and will be removed from our servers 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 phone/email and will have a response within 48 hours.
If in doubt regarding the acceptability of your site or service, please contact us at [email protected] 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 appropriate law enforcement agency.
3.) Zero Tolerance Spam Policy
We take a zero tolerance stance against sending of unsolicited e-mail, bulk emailing, and spam. “Safe lists” and “double opt-in” 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, 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.
PAontheweb 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.
PAontheweb reserves the right to charge the holder of the account used to send any unsolicited e-mail a clean up fee. This cost of the clean up fee is entirely at the discretion of PAontheweb.
Our Newsletter system may look like SPAM to certain ISP’s. Therefore, the use of our Newsletter system is not guaranteed to reach all recipients. It is the responsibility of the recipient to allow your email Newsletter to get through by contacting their individual ISP if difficulty arises.
4.) Payment Information
You agree to supply appropriate payment for the services received from PAontheweb, in advance of the time period during which such services are provided. You agree that until and unless you notify PAontheweb of your desire to cancel any or all services received, those services will be billed on a recurring basis. Cancellations must be done in writing via email to [email protected] Invoices that have been paid more than once with multiple Paypal Subscriptions can only be added as credit towards the account and cannot be refunded via Paypal. If you require assistance with this provision, please contact [email protected]
PAontheweb reserves the right to change the monthly payment amount and any other charges at anytime. You will be notified 30 days in advance of such changes.
5.) Backups and Data Loss
Your use of the service is at your sole risk. PAontheweb 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 PAontheweb servers. A backup icon is located in every cpanel system for your use. Paontheweb routinely backs up your website files but is no way a guarantee that your website will be backed up at the time you need it. Always manually back up your website after significant changes. If Paontheweb is asked to restore your website files for you there will be a onetime fee of $50 which must be paid in advance.
6.) Cancellations, Refunds and Termination of Service
PAontheweb reserves the right to cancel the account at any time with or without notice.
Customers may cancel at any time via email to [email protected] and requires 30 days notice. PAontheweb gives you an unconditional 30 day money back guarantee on managed shared hosting upon initial purchase. There are no refunds on our dedicated or VPS servers, administrative fees, install fees, custom software, domain name purchases and website development. Refund requests after 15 days of the due date will not be refunded for software and other services. You may be refunded on a prorated basis of any unused hosting at the discretion of PAontheweb LLC.
Only first-time accounts are eligible for a refund. For example, if you’ve had an account with us before, cancelled and signed up again, you will not be eligible for a refund.
Any payment not received within 15 days of the date due will cause the account to be suspended.
Violations of the Terms of Service will waive the refund policy.
In the event of cancellation of service PAontheweb LLC has no obligation to provide any work associated with file transfers, domain name transfers, or data backups. If that is requested our hourly prices apply. PAontheweb LLC will give access to Cpanel and databases to authorized persons upon request.
Any abuse of our staff in any medium or format will result in the suspension or termination of your services.
7.) Resource Usage
User may not:
a) 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, FTP, PHP, HTTP, etc.
b) Run any type of interactive real-time chat applications that require server resources. Remotely-hosted services are fully allowed.
c) Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD.
d) Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network.
e) Run any bit torrent application, tracker, or client.
f) Participate in any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities
g) Run any gaming servers such as counter-strike, half-life, battlefield1492, etc
h) Run cron entries with intervals of less than 15 minutes
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”)
8.) Bandwidth Usage
You are allocated a monthly bandwidth allowance. This allowance varies depending on the hosting package you purchase. Should your account pass the allocated amount we reserve the right to suspend the account until the start of the next allocation, suspend the account until more bandwidth is purchased at an additional fee, suspend the account until you upgrade to a higher level of package, terminate the account and/or charge you an additional fee for the overages. Unused transfer in one month cannot be carried over to the next month.
9.) Money back Guarantee
On dedicated servers and colocation no full refund will be honored — the 30 day money back guarantee does not apply. We reserve the right to refund a prorated amount or no refund at all.
Each of PAontheweb’s managed shared and reseller servers carry a 30 day unconditional money back guarantee on them. If you are not completely satisfied with our services within the first 30 days of your service, you will be given a full refund of the contract amount. Remember, this is only for monthly shared or reseller packages and does not apply to dedicated servers, administrative fees, install fees for custom software, or domain name purchases.
If 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 PAontheweb dependant 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 of the server which may differ from the uptime reported by individual services. To request a credit, please contact [email protected] with justification. All requests must be made in writing via email. Uptime guarantees only apply to shared / reseller solutions. Dedicated servers are covered by a network guarantee in which the credit is prorated for the amount of time the server is down which is not related to our uptime guarantee.
10.) Reseller: Client Responsibility
Resellers are responsible for supporting their clients. PAontheweb 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’. PAontheweb will hold any reseller responsible for any of their clients actions that violate the law or the terms of service.
11.) Shared (non-reseller accounts) / Semidedicated Servers
Shared accounts may not resell web hosting to other people, if you wish to resell hosting you must use a reseller account. Semidedicated servers are not backed up. You must maintain your own backups.
12.) Dedicated Servers
PAontheweb reserves the right to reset the password on a dedicated server if the password on file is not current so that we may do security audits as required by our datacenter. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that there is a valid email address and current root password on file for their dedicated server on file to prevent downtime from forced password resets. PAontheweb reserves the right to audit servers as needed and to perform administrative actions at the request of our datacenter. Dedicated servers are NOT backed up by us and it is the responsibility of the client to maintain backups or have a solution for this. You may purchase an additional hard drive and maintain backups to it as the most simple solution. Please contact [email protected] if you wish to obtain a secondary hard drive. It is your responsibility to maintain backups.
13.) Price Change
The amount you pay for hosting will never increase from the date of purchase for one calendar year. We reserve the right to change prices listed on PAontheweb.com for upgraded services, and the right to increase the amount of resources given to plans at any time.
Customer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold PAontheweb harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney’s fees asserted against PAontheweb, 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 PAontheweb against liabilities arising out of; (1) any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with PAontheweb; (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 PAontheweb’s server.
By using any PAontheweb services, you agree to binding arbitration. If any disputes or claims arise against PAontheweb or its subsidiaries, such disputes will be handled by an arbitrator of PAontheweb’s choice. All decisions rendered by that arbitrator will be binding and final. You are also responsible for any and all costs related to such arbitration.
PAontheweb shall not be responsible for any damages your business may suffer. PAontheweb makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied for services we provide. PAontheweb 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 PAontheweb and its employees.
16.) Disclosure to law enforcement
PAontheweb 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.
17.) Changes to the TOS
PAontheweb reserves the right to revise its policies at any time without notice.