By establishing an account with Vantage Internet Services Inc. via phone, e-mail, or web site form submission on vantageinternet.com, or any of Vantage Internet Services Inc.’s affiliated web sites or pages, you are agreeing you have read and will abide by the following Terms of Service Agreement (TOS).
Vantage Internet Services Inc. provides Internet/World Wide Web Site Hosting E-mail, and Text Messaging Services. Please read and understand our policies as they are to protect the best interest of our customers as a whole. Vantage Internet Services Inc.’s general policy is to act as a neutral provider of access to the global Internet.
Vantage Internet Services Inc. At its sole discretion, reserves the right to suspend or cancel a customer’s access to any or all services provided. Suspension and or cancellation actions will be performed on account in violation of the TOS or are deemed to otherwise be inappropriately used. If you are unsure whether any contemplated use or action is permitted, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you.
Network’s Specific Use Policies
1. Traffic and Storage Policies
Vantage Internet Services Inc. allocates a set amount of storage and bandwidth per customer. If customer exceeds or is about to exceed the allocated amount of storage or traffic, Vantage Internet Services Inc. will send a courtesy notice to customer with further options and pricing. This e-mail notification is done as a curtsy and customer will be held accountable for exceeding storage or traffic allocation weather the e-mail was sent/received or not.
2. High Resource Policy
MySQL databases which consume large amounts of resources will be immediately terminated or suspended upon Vantage Internet Services Inc. discretion.
CGI scripts found to consume large amounts of system resources will immediately be terminated or suspended upon Vantage Internet Services Inc. discretion.
Websites found to consume large amounts of system resources such as HTTPd, CGI, MySQL can be suspended at anytime upon Vantage Internet Services Inc. discretion. Vantage Internet Services Inc. considers at least 15% CPU Usage, 10% Memory Usage, and 10% MySQL/SQL usage as high resource.
Accounts classified as High Resource Accounts and are either suspended or terminated are not entitled to a refund for any pre-paid services.
3. Zero Tolerance Rule
Vantage Internet Services Inc. commits 100% stability to all our servers, and network that has control over. To keep with this commitment, any website, reseller or non-reseller that Vantage Internet Services Inc. feels is degrading the performance of our network may be suspended at Vantage Internet Services Inc. discretion, without being required to notify the end user in advance.
As a set standard, Vantage Internet Services Inc. will run spot testing anytime we feel our network may be becoming unstable due to a High Resource Customer. If a customer in a shared hosting environment is found to be utilizing more then 15% of CPU / 10% Memory / 10% MySQL/SQL, they will be sent a courtesy notice. The 2nd notice, the customer will be suspended for 7 days. The 3rd notice, the customer will be terminated due to High Resource Usage. Courtesy notices are as stated a courtesy, customers will be held accountable for account whether e-mails are sent/received or not.
Any user of our VPS service found to be consuming sufficient I/O to cause server slowing for other users will be sent a courtesy notice. A second notice will be sent upon further occurrences, and a suspension may result. Vantage Internet Services Inc. Host reserves the right to determine the amount of I/O which constitutes an abuse of system resources. This includes but is not limited to normal disk operations and swap file usage.
4. What does Vantage Internet Services Inc. consider “CGI Abuse”?
Any site whose CGI programs are using excessive amounts of system resources. Excessive amounts is defined as any amount that results in substantial degradation of server performance. Vantage Internet Services Inc. is the sole determinant of what constitutes degraded server performance.
Due to their use of flat files instead of databases, Vantage Internet Services Inc. does not allow the use of any CGI based forums. Use of these boards for large or very active forums results in system performance degradation, and cannot be allowed in our shared server environment.
5. Vantage Internet Services Inc.’s Services May Only be Used for Lawful Purposes
Compliance with Laws: Customer may not use the Vantage Internet Services Inc. services for any illegal activity including, but not limited to: storage or transmission of information, data or files that violate any United States Federal, State or City law or links to such content. Such information/data includes, but is not limited to: pirated software, copyrighted data, or links to such information/data. Pornography and sex-related merchandising are prohibited on our servers. This includes sites that may infer sexual content, or link to adult content elsewhere. Spamming sites and sites selling or promoting bulk email software, services or addresses are also prohibited. You are solely responsible for complying with all associated laws and regulations in conjunction with your Vantage Internet Services Inc. account including but not limited to CAN-SPAMM and the TCPA. Further, you are solely responsible for validating and keeping accurate records of your email and text number list, and confirming that all recipients have consented to receive messages from your business. We may terminate this agreement if it determines, in our sole discretion, that customer has violated this policy.
6. Unlawful and/or Unethical Use
Vantage Internet Services Inc. does NOT allow sites that provide points of distribution, or links to the following types of sites:
Pirated Software (Warez) – Any software that is copyrighted and not freely available for distribution without cost. Including: ROMs, ROM Emulators, Mpeg Layer 3 files (MP3) and DVD Videos.
Hacking / Phreaking – Includes sites with material, links, or resources for Hacking, Phreaking, Viruses, Anarchy, or any type of site that promotes the destruction or compromises the integrity of Vantage Internet Services Inc.
IRC / Bots – This includes “egg drops,” “bots,” or any IRC related programs.
Archives – This includes music, video and program archives.
7. E-Mail Policy
Vantage Internet Services Inc. strictly prohibits harassment, whether through language, frequency, or size of messages. Forging of header information is not permitted.
Vantage Internet Services Inc. does not allow unsolicited mail (UCE). This includes “Spamming” and “Bulk Mail” sent to persons who have otherwise not requested to receive such mail. The reason for this is that not only is it generally frowned upon by the internet community, but it also demands extra bandwidth to handle the effects of such mail. Websites found to be sending UCE will be terminated without notice.
For our purposes, simply put, SPAM includes, but is not limited to, the sending of unsolicited bulk email, often in abundance. To be clear, we don’t allow spamming on any Service on our systems. To that end, please be advised that the following limits apply to the number of emails that can be sent through any shared hosting service: 200 emails per hour.
If its found any customer has setup an account with Vantage Internet Services Inc., for the express terms of sending unsolicited email, Vantage Internet Services Inc. reserves the right to charge a one time administration fine of $250.00 If Vantage Internet Services Inc. can show proof the customer has sent the email from Vantage Internet Services Inc.’s servers or network.
8. Vantage Internet Services Inc.’s Services are Intended for the End User Only
Customers cannot sublease, sub host, or give away control of any portion Vantage Internet Services Inc.’s resources.
9. Uptime Guarantee Policy
We will make every reasonable attempt to avoid unexpected server downtime and to ensure that all accounts are well taken care of. We cannot guarantee or predict server downtime. Any network problem, or outage, is not covered under any guarantee or warranty and will not be grounds for reimbursement for any subsequent financial damages or losses. Account Backups are ultimately the account holder’s responsibility.
Vantage Internet Services Inc. will not be liable for any lost revenues during your down time.
10. Payment Policies
Credit Card Authorization Form must be returned to Vantage Internet Services Inc. via email (scanned signature) or fax within 72 hours when requested. Failure will result in automatic suspension of account until form is received by Vantage Internet Services Inc.
Any customer who threatens a chargeback for services already paid for or rendered will be terminated immediately.
All new and existing accounts are setup and billed on a anniversary basis.
All payment is expected in U.S. currency.
Accounts that are past due may be suspended within 72 hours of credit card failure notice.
Accounts may be charged at anytime during the month of which the invoice is due.
If the transaction is run at least 3 times, and the customer fails to update the credit card, the account may be suspended and or terminated without further notice.
All new accounts are billed on the anniversary date of the account being setup.
Vantage Internet Services Inc. reserves the right to change prices at any time without notification to customer.
Service fees do accrue during any period of suspension.
The customer is responsible for all money owed on the account from the time it was established to the time that the customer notifies Vantage Internet Services Inc. in writing for a request for termination of services.
All suspended accounts may be charged a $25 reactivation fee.
Checks returned unpaid (NSF) will be accessed $50.00 service charge.
Past due accounts that are not brought current within 3 days of the e-mail notice are subject to suspension and possible account termination.
At no time will Vantage Internet Services Inc. allow a website to be operational past the last day of the pre-paid date of services. If user fails to update the account information, Vantage Internet Services Inc. may suspend the account without further notice and consider the account closed.
Check or money order orders may be approved by Vantage Internet Services Inc. on a per case basis.
There is a $50 administrative fee for each chargeback placed against us. Any chargeback’s or threatened chargeback’s or non-payment of services rendered are grounds for immediate account cancellation or termination for any accounts customer is hosting with Vantage Internet Services Inc.
11. Chargebacks and Billing Disputes
Under this Terms of Service agreement you must first contact Vantage Internet Services Inc. to attempt to resolve any billing disputes before contacting your bank or credit card company to dispute the charges. You further agree that any billing disputes must be submitted in writing to our billing department within one month of the invoice payment in question.
By using our services You agree to the above policy and to contact Vantage Internet Services Inc. before contacting your financial institution to seek a resolution.
In the event you dispute charges contrary to this agreement, we reserve the right to refer your account or sell your debt (plus any applicable fees) to a third party collection agency. We also reserve the right to take further legal action against you.
12. Cancellation Policies
Phone requests will not constitute acceptance of any cancellation.
Account cancellations must be submitted by the billing account / credit card holder. Account cancellation require a service cancellation request form (SCRF) be submitted to Vantage Internet Services Inc. Host, account cancellation will not be valid until confirmed by Vantage Internet Services Inc. Host and a confirmed cancellation number (CCN) is assigned.
Vantage Internet Services Inc. reserves the right to cancel this service agreement at any time.
Account cancellations must be submitted before next date of recurring charges or user will receive a partial refund of unused months that were pre-paid.
Account setup fees and domain registration fees are not refundable and will be withheld from any cancellation request.
In the event you cancel your service, you will be charged in full for the entire month in which you canceled your service.
Account cancellations for accounts with a negative balance will be passed on to collections, and all services rendered to the party with the negative balance will be terminated, including domain registrations.
Once cancellation form is completed, account is considered terminated pending all account information matches all information on file.
13. Refund Policy
A full refund excluding domain registration fees, add-on/upgrade fees, overages and startup fees is provided within the first 30 days of your initial account activation.
Refunds may take up to 30 days to be processed. Once credit is issued, normal circumstances allow 2 billing cycles for refund to show on your credit card statement.
All Refunds are applied with the same terms they were processed. For Check/Money Order, a company check will be sent to the mailing address we have in our billing system.
If cancellation is caused by customer’s violation of this agreement, then no refund will be disbursed.
If you cancel prior to the end of your contract term and you received special pre-pay rates, your hosting fees will be adjusted so that you pay the regular, non-discounted monthly fees.
Customers who have a clear intention of terminating their services and/or using up all or a higher than normal amount of resources before the 30 day refund, there will be no refund given and account will be terminated. Any prepaid full months will be refunded accordingly.
In the event you have elected to prepay subsequent, additional months’ service fees, we retain the right to charge you an administrative fee of 75% and deduct the administrative fee from the subsequent, future months’ service sees before refunding them to you.
Vantage Internet Services Inc. reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.
Vantage Internet Services Inc. reserves the right to terminate any web hosting customer based on statements made by customer which may threaten any legal action against Vantage Internet Services Inc. and termination will be immediate. Employees of Vantage Internet Services Inc. will be instructed to inform the customer any further communications must be made though our legal department. Customer is reminded that Vantage Internet Services Inc. has on file a copy of Vantage Internet Services Inc. required Credit Card / Policies Acceptance form which states Vantage Internet Services Inc. will not be responsible for any damages your business may suffer.
Vantage Internet Services Inc. will not be responsible for any damages your business may suffer.
Vantage Internet Services Inc. makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied for services we provide.
Vantage Internet Services Inc. disclaims any warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, wrong delivery, and any and all service interruptions caused by Vantage Internet Services Inc. and its employees. If user decides to bring any legal proceedings against Vantage Internet Services Inc., user will incur all legal fees and court costs.
Vantage Internet Services Inc. furthermore expects that its customers who provide Internet services to others will comply fully with all applicable laws concerning the privacy of on-line communications.
A customer’s failure to comply with those laws will violate Vantage Internet Services Inc. policy.
Finally, Vantage Internet Services Inc. wishes to emphasize that in accepting services, customers indemnify Vantage Internet Services Inc. for any violation of the customer of the Services Agreement, or of law or Vantage Internet Services Inc. policy that results in loss to Vantage Internet Services Inc. or the bringing of any claim against Vantage Internet Services Inc. This means that if Vantage Internet Services Inc. is sued because of activities of the customer that violate any law, the Services Agreement or this policy (which is part of the EMBA mba-revolution.info), the customer will pay any damages awarded against Vantage Internet Services Inc., plus costs and reasonable attorneys fees.
Vantage Internet Services Inc. reserves the right to revise its policies at any time without prior notification.