Terms & conditions
You indicate acceptance of these terms and conditions of service by placing an order with Webhostville Services. These terms and conditions will not be varied for individual customers.
In this Agreement the following words and expressions shall have the following meanings:
Product specifications and details may be found at webhostville.
Words denoting the singular shall include the plural and vice versa and words denoting any gender shall include all genders.
The headings of the paragraphs of this Agreement are inserted for convenience of reference only and are not intended to be part of or to affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.
- "downtime" means any service interruption in the availability to visitors of the website;
- "intellectual property rights" means patents, trade marks, design rights, applications for any of the foregoing, copyright, topography rights, database rights, rights in know-how, trade or business names and other similar rights or obligations, whether registrable or not in any country;
- "Webhostville" means Webhostville Services.
- "IP address" stands for internet protocol address which is the numeric address for the server;
- "ISP" stands for internet service provider;
- "server" means the computer server equipment operated by Webhostville in connection with the provision of the Services;
- "the Services" means web hosting, domain name registration, email and any other services or facilities provided by Webhostville.
- "spam" means sending unsolicited and/or bulk emails;
- "virus" means a computer programme that copies itself or is copied to other storage media, including without limitation magnetic tape cassettes, memory chips, electronic cartridges, optical discs and magnetic discs, and destroys, alters or corrupts data, causes damage to the user's files or creates a nuisance or annoyance to the user and includes without limitation computer programs commonly referred to as "worms" or "trojan horses";
- "visitor" means a third party who has accessed the Website;
The Customer wishes to provide Webhostville with data that will be hosted on Webhostville's servers and made accessible via the Internet.
Webhostville provides web hosting services and has agreed to host the Customer's data upon the following terms and conditions.
Webhostville shall provide to the Customer the Services specified in their order subject to the following terms and conditions.
The Customer shall deliver to Webhostville the website and the software used in the website which is owned by the Customer, or licensed to him by a third party or Webhostville ("the Customer Software), in a format specified by Webhostville.
CHARGES, PAYMENT AND MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE
Payment methods include credit cards (including MasterCard and Visa), debit cards (including Switch/Maestro), direct debits and bank transfers.
Webhostville do not accept cheques, postal orders, cash or any other form of payment other than those outlined in 4.1
The Charges are exclusive of VAT, which if payable shall be paid by the Customer.
Webhostville shall not charge interest in respect of late payment. However, services shall be disabled till the due payment is made. Payment in this case shall be for 2 years in advance instead of a year if the last payment was for a year and additional one year payment if the last payment was for more than one year.
Webhostville do not provide credit facilities.
From time to time Webhostville may make enquiries on the Customers company, proprietor or directors of the Customers company with credit reference agencies. These agencies may record that a search has been made and share this information with other businesses.
Webhostville provide "Money-Back Guarantees" on certain products. Should your product qualify for this guarantee please raise a support ticket within 30 days of placing your order for a full refund. This guarantee excludes VPS hosting, dedicated servers, set up and administrative fees, bank charges, install fees for custom software, custom service purchases and domain names which may not be cancelled once ordered. Customers are limited to using the money-back guarantee once.
Domain names are not covered by our money back guarantee, in such a case that a customer requested for a refund for a qualifying bundled packages and offers with a free-domain. Customer will be refunded less the price of the Domain within the 30 days guarantee period.
Pro-rata refunds will not be issued for yearly services that are cancelled before the end of the year.
Should your chosen payment method fail Webhostville will attempt to settle your invoice using any other payment facilities available on your account.
All services will renew until cancelled by the customer. Webhostville emails the customers primary email address prior to renewal of services, it is the customers responsibility to cancel services prior to renewal as no refund can be made once renewal has occurred. Customers must notify us at least 72 hours before a service is renewed if they wish to cancel that service. The cancellation process must be fully completed by you before your account is cancelled.
Webhostville shall maintain control and ownership of the IP address that is assigned to the Customer as part of the Services and reserves the right in its sole discretion to change or remove any and all IP addresses.
Where Webhostville changes or removes any IP address it shall use its reasonable endeavours to avoid any disruption to the Customer.
SOFTWARE LICENCE AND RIGHTS
If the Customer requires use of software owned by or licensed to Webhostville ("Webhostville's software") in order to use the Services, Webhostville grants to the Customer and its employees, agents and third party consultants and contractors, a royalty-free, world-wide, non-transferable, non-exclusive licence to use Webhostville Software in object code form only, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, this Agreement does not transfer or grant to the Customer any right, title, interest or intellectual property rights in Webhostville Software.
In relation to Webhostville's obligations under this Agreement in connection with the provision of the Services, the Customer grants to Webhostville a royalty-free, world-wide, non-exclusive licence to use the Customer Software and all text, graphics, logos, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and other material and related documentation featured, displayed or used in or in relation to the website ("the Content"). For the avoidance of doubt, this Agreement does not transfer or grant to Webhostville any right, title, interest or intellectual property rights in the Customer Software or the Content.
The Customer undertakes that he will not himself or through any third party, sell, lease, license or sublicense Webhostville Software.
Webhostville may make such copies of the Customer Content as may be necessary to perform its obligations under this Agreement, including back up copies of the Content. Upon termination or expiration of this Agreement, Webhostville shall destroy all such copies of the Content and other materials provided by the Customer as and when requested by the Customer.
SERVICE LEVELS AND DATA BACKUP
Webhostville shall use its reasonable endeavours to make the server and the Services available to the Customer 100% of the time but because the Services are provided by means of computer and telecommunications systems, Webhostville makes no warranties or representations that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free and Webhostville shall not, in any event, be liable for interruptions of Service or downtime of the server.
Webhostville carries out data backups for use by Webhostville in the event of systems failure. Webhostville do not provide data restoration facilities for individual customers. Even though every effort is made to ensure data is backed up correctly Webhostville accepts no responsibility for data loss or corruption.
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
The website and use of the Services may be used for lawful purposes only and the Customer may not submit, publish or display any content that breaches any law, statute or regulation. In particular the Customer agrees not to:
The Customer has full responsibility for the content of the Website. For the avoidance of doubt, Webhostville is not obliged to monitor, and will have no liability for, the content of any communications transmitted by virtue of the Services.
If the Customer fails to comply with the Acceptable Use Policy outlined in Clause 8.1 Webhostville shall be entitled to withdraw the Services and terminate the Customer's account without notice.
The Customer is encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Nigerian Cyber Crime Law as may be necessary.
- use the Services or the website in any way to send unsolicited commercial email or "spam", or any similar abuse of the Services;
- send email or any type of electronic message with the intention or result of affecting the performance of any computer facilities;
- publish, post, distribute or disseminate defamatory, obscene, indecent or other unlawful material or information, or any material or information which infringes any intellectual property rights (for the avoidance of doubt this includes licensed software distributed as Warez), via the Services or on the Website;
- threaten, abuse, disrupt or otherwise violate the rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
- engage in illegal or unlawful activities through the Services or via the Website;
- make available or upload files to the website or to the Services that the Customer knows contain a virus, worm, trojan or corrupt data; or
- obtain or attempt to obtain access, through whatever means, to areas of Webhostville's network or the Services which are identified as restricted or confidential. This includes leaving your home directory whilst using SSH access to servers.
- operate or attempt to operate IRC bots or other permanent server processes.
ALTERATIONS AND UPDATES
All alterations and updates to the website shall be made by the Customer using the online account management facility, FTP access or SSH access where available. The Customer will be issued with a user name and password in order to access the account. The Customer must take all reasonable steps to maintain the confidentiality of this user name and password. If the Customer reasonably believes that this information has become known to any unauthorised person, the Customer agrees to immediately inform Webhostville and the password will be changed.
The Customer warrants and represents to Webhostville that Webhostville's use of the Content or the Customer Software in accordance with this Agreement will not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party and that the Customer has the authority to license the Content and the Customer Software to Webhostville as set out in Clause 6.2.
All conditions, terms, representations and warranties that are not expressly stated in this Agreement, whether oral or in writing or whether imposed by statute or operation of law or otherwise, including, without limitation, the implied warranty of satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose are hereby excluded. In particular and without prejudice to that generality, Webhostville shall not be liable to the Customer as a result of any viruses introduced or passed on to the Customer.
The Customer agrees to indemnify and hold Webhostville and its employees and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against Webhostville arising out of any breach by the Customer of the terms of this Agreement or other liabilities arising out of or relating to the Website.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit Webhostville's liability for death or personal injury resulting from Webhostville's negligence or that of its employees, agents or sub-contractors.
The entire liability of Webhostville to the Customer in respect of any claim whatsoever or breach of this Agreement, whether or not arising out of negligence, shall be limited to the charges paid for the Services under this Agreement in respect of which the breach has arisen.
In no event shall Webhostville be liable to the Customer for any loss of business, loss of opportunity or loss of profits or for any other indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever. This shall apply even where such a loss was reasonably foreseeable or Webhostville had been made aware of the possibility of the Customer incurring such a loss.
TERM AND TERMINATION
This Agreement will become effective on the date the service is ordered and shall continue until terminated by either party in writing of its intention to terminate the Agreement.
Webhostville shall have the right to terminate this Agreement with immediate effect by notice in writing to the Customer if the Customer fails to make any payment when it becomes due.
Either party may terminate this Agreement forthwith by notice in writing to the other if:
Any rights to terminate this Agreement shall be without prejudice to any other accrued rights and liabilities of the parties arising in any way out of this Agreement as at the date of termination.
On termination all data held in the customers account will be deleted.
- the other party commits a material breach of this Agreement and, in the case of a breach capable of being remedied, fails to remedy it within a reasonable time of being given written notice from the other party to do so; or
- the other party commits a material breach of this Agreement which cannot be remedied under any circumstances; or
- the other party passes a resolution for winding up (other than for the purpose of solvent amalgamation or reconstruction), or a court of competent jurisdiction makes an order to that effect; or
- the other party ceases to carry on its business or substantially the whole of its business; or
- the other party is declared insolvent, or convenes a meeting of or makes or proposes to make any arrangement or composition with its creditors; or a liquidator, receiver, administrative receiver, manager, trustee or similar officer is appointed over any of its assets.
Webhostville may assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement at any time.
The Customer may not assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement or any part of it without Webhostville's prior written consent.
Neither party shall be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of its obligations if the delay or failure results from events or circumstances outside its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lock outs, accidents, war, fire, the act or omission of government, highway authorities or any telecommunications carrier, operator or administration or other competent authority, the act or omission of any Internet Service Provider, or the delay or failure in manufacture, production, or supply by third parties of equipment or services, and the party shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of its obligations after notifying the other party of the nature and extent of such events.
If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any Court of competent jurisdiction such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the provisions hereof shall continue in full force and effect as if this Agreement had been agreed with the invalid illegal or unenforceable provision eliminated.
Any notice to be given by either party to the other may be sent by either email, fax or recorded delivery to the address of the other party as appearing in this Agreement or such other address as such party may from time to time have communicated to the other in writing, and if sent by email shall unless the contrary is proved be deemed to be received on the day it was sent or if sent by fax shall be deemed to be served on receipt of an error free transmission report, or if sent by recorded delivery shall be deemed to be served 2 days following the date of posting.
This Agreement contains the entire Agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter and supersedes any previous agreements, arrangements, undertakings or proposals, oral or written. This Agreement may be updated without notice.
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Nigeria and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Nigerian courts.
DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION
Domain names are not deemed to be successfully registered until they appear in the relevant whois database of the top level domain name registrar. In the event that a domain name is unavailable when we attempt to register it, Webhostville will provide a full refund for that domain name.
Webhostville are not responsible for customer programming issues other than ensuring that programming languages such as Perl, PHP and ASP are installed and functioning on the web hosting system.
To protect your privacy we will not distribute your details to third parties, unless required to do so by law.
Web hosting accounts include a certain amount of data transfer, if you exceed this amount in any one month your account will be deactivated until you have upgraded to an account that has more data transfer included.
Web hosting accounts are prohibited from hosting file distribution websites (including but not limited to music, video and software), adult content orientated websites, hosting banners, graphics or cgi scripts for other websites, storing pages, files or data as a repository for other websites or personal computers, giving away web space under a domain, sub domain or directory.
Should your account use more than 5% of the servers processing power and as a result have a detrimental effect on other customers we will discuss with you alternative solutions for your hosting requirements.
Webhostville communicates with it's customers via email and as such you agree to receive by email our regular newsletter which contains amongst other things changes to our terms and conditions, notification of major outages, updates to our products & features and special offers.
Unlimited web space is available for genuine web site content, content must be linked into web pages. Customers are prohibited from using the server as a file/backup repository. Customers are expected to employ good house keeping when maintaining their account.
Mail boxes not accessed for 100 days or more will be deleted from the system.