Terms of Services: Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

1. Overview

  • Projektif Digital Hosting (PD Hosting) is the trading name of Projektif Digital Ltd.
  • www.pdhosting.co.uk, my.pdhosting.co.uk, *.pdhosting.co.uk, *.projektifdigital.co.uk, *.pdhosting.uk, *.projektif.com, is operated by Projektif Digital Ltd (PD Hosting).
  • This service contract (hereinafter the "CONTRACT") is between Projektif Digital Ltd (hereinafter PD) and the applicant, You (hereinafter CLIENT) who wishes to purchase Internet Web Hosting and/or Co-location services with PD.

2. Relationship between PD and CLIENT

  • PD will use its best efforts to maintain a full time 24/7 Internet presence for CLIENT.
  • CLIENT's rights and privileges cannot be sold or transferred without the written consent and approval from PD sixty (60) days in advance.
  • This contract represents the complete understanding between CLIENT and PD. If CLIENT sells advertising to a third party the CLIENT will be held responsible for the content of that advertising and the actions of that third party.
  • CLIENT agrees not to harm PD, its reputation, computer systems, programming and/or other CLIENTS using PD's services.
  • PD reserves the right to refuse service and cancel a CLIENT account at any time.

3. Interruptions in Service

  • PD is not liable for any errors or interruption in service, whether within or outside of PD's reasonable control.
    CLIENT understands interruptions may or may not occur and CLIENT will hold PD free and harmless from any damages incurred in any event of any time of loss.
    Service may be temporarily unavailable for scheduled maintenance, either by PD or by third-party providers, or because of power interruptions or other causes.

4. Password Protection

  • CLIENT is responsible for protecting CLIENT'S password and for any authorized or unauthorized use made of CLIENT's password.
    CLIENT will not use or permit anyone to use PD's service to guess passwords or to access other systems or networks without authorization.
    PD will fully co-operate with law enforcement authorities in the detection and prosecution of illegal activity.

5. IP Addresses

  • CLIENT must return to PD all IP addresses issued by PD to CLIENT if CLIENT discontinues service with PD or if PD discontinues service.

6. Internet Etiquette

  • CLIENT is expected to be familiar with and to practice good Internet etiquette (Netiquette).
    CLIENT will comply with the rules appropriate to any network to which PD may provide access.
    CLIENT should not post, transmit, or permit Internet access to information CLIENT desires to keep confidential.
    CLIENT is not permitted to post any material that is illegal, libelous, tortuous, or likely to result in retaliation against PD by offended users.
    PD reserves the right to refuse or terminate service at any time. CLIENT will indemnify PD and hold PD harmless from any damage to PD's business, service, equipment, network(s) operations, or reputation resulting from CLIENT's actions, including but not limited to any government actions, acts of vandalism or other retaliation, and any claims of libel, unfair competition, infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark, service mark, or other intellectual property right, violation of privacy, or other tort.

7. Content

  • PD has the right to refuse service if CLIENT content of information provided is deemed illegal, unethical, misleading, contains child pornography, bestiality, promotion of illicit drugs, hate groups or literature by CLIENT and/or CLIENT's third-party.
  • 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.
    Any account found to be in violation of another's copyright will be expeditiously removed, or access to the material disabled.
    Any account found to be in repeated violation of copyright laws will be suspended and/or terminated from our hosting.
    If you believe that your copyright or trademark is being infringed upon, please email [email protected]
  • The use of a shared, VPS or reseller account as a backup/storage device is not permitted with the exception of one backup of the same account. Please do not take backups of your backups.
  • Do not backup the content of your local computer to our servers. All content stored on the server must be publicly accessible via the website.
  • Examples of unacceptable material on all hosting plans include:
    • Email Marketing
    • Topsites
    • IRC Scripts/Bots
    • Proxy Scripts/Anonymizers
    • Pirated Software/Warez
    • Image Hosting Scripts (similar to Photobucket or Tinypic)
    • AutoSurf/PTC/PTS/PPC sites
    • IP Scanners
    • Bruteforce Programs/Scripts/Applications
    • Mail Bombers/Spam Scripts
    • Large collection of MP3 files and/or DVD/CD ISO Image Files
    • Banner-Ad services (commercial banner ad rotation)
    • File Dump/Mirror Scripts (similar to rapidshare)
    • Commercial Audio Streaming (more than one or two streams)
    • Escrow
    • High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or Related Sites
    • Investment Sites (FOREX, E-Gold Exchange, Second Life/Linden Exchange, Ponzi, MLM/Pyramid Scheme)
    • Sale of any controlled substance without prior proof of appropriate permit(s)
    • Prime Banks Programs
    • Lottery Sites
    • MUDs/RPGs/PBBGs
    • Hateful/Racist/Harassment oriented sites
    • Hacker focused sites/archives/programs
    • Sites promoting illegal activities
    • Forums and/or websites that distribute warez/pirated/illegal content
    • Bank Debentures/Bank Debenture Trading Programs
    • Fraudulent Sites (Including, but not limited to sites listed at aa419.org & escrow-fraud.com)
    • Mailer Pro
    • Push button mail scripts
    • Broadcast of Streaming of Live Sporting Events
    • Anonymous or Bulk SMS Gateways
    • Bitcoin Mining
    • PayDay Loan Site

    CLIENTS who provide the above-mentioned content are in breach of the contract.
    PD may terminate service without notice and without any refunds of CLIENT's unused pre-paid portion of funds.

8. Resource Usage

  • The following are restrictions on shared hosting plans:
  • On accounts where resources are shared including but not limited to cPanel hosting, and reseller hosting operate under a fair use policy.
    • Where resources limits are not specified or are listed as unlimited or unmetered within the account specification then fair use will apply.
    • Any single site can use as much resources as are available as the long as that usage does not adversely affect the performance of other sites hosted upon the same server.
    • If a site is deemed to be using excessive resources, so we will recommend remedial action which may include:
      • The option to reduce your resource usage through the modification of your application
      • Upgrade to a non-shared plan such as VPS or Dedicated server
    • If you choose not to take remedial action then the website or application will be disabled prevent it adversely affecting other clients.
    • We reserve the right to shut down or remove any scripts that pose a potential security risk or which are deemed by us, and at our sole discretion, to be adversely affecting server performance or network integrity
    • Taking up more than 20% system resources for more than 90 seconds. Numerous activities can cause this such as CGI scripts, FTP, PHP, HTTP, MySQL, etc
    • Running unattended standalone server side daemons such as IRCD
    • Running any scripts (web spider) which indexes websites
    • Running any BitTorrent application, tracker, or client. You may link to torrents off-site, but may not host or store
    • Running any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities
    • Running any game servers such as Counter Strike, Half Life, BattleField, etc
    • Running any cronjobs less than 15 minute intervals
    • Accounts found to be exceeding the 50,000 inode limit will automatically be removed from our backup system to avoid over-usage. Every file (web page, image file, email, etc) on your account uses up 1 inode. The use of more than 250,000 inodes on any shared account may potentially result in a warning first, and if no action is taken future suspension will occur.

9. Backups and Data Loss

  • The backup service is provided as a courtesy to our shared and reseller customers.
    PD backup service runs once a week, overwrites any of our previous backups made, and only one week of backups are kept.
    PD makes no guarantees about the weekly backups, and require a £100.00 fee to restore the backups.
    PD will not be 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.
    Backups will not be provided for accounts that have been suspended or terminated for any reason unless otherwise agreed to in writing by PD.
    Any shared or reseller account using more than 10 GB of disk space will be removed during weekly backup.
  • Dedicated and VPS servers are NOT backed up by us and it is the responsibility of the client to maintain backups or have a solution for this.
    Please contact [email protected] for optional backup services. It is your responsibility to maintain backups.

10. Unsolicited Commercial Email

  • The PD network(s) may not be used to transact Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UCE).
    This is commonly referred to as SPAM. CLIENTS of PD may not use, or permit others to use, the PD network(s) to send UCE.
    PD will not host, or permit hosting of sites or information that is advertised by UCE from other networks.
    PD will not permit CLIENTS to SPAM newsgroups, or SPAM from other networks or that may or may not point to a site on PD's network.
    CLIENTS that transact UCE are in breach of this contract.
    Every reasonable attempt will be made to contact the CLIENT and allow them to resolve the problem or complaint before taking action.
    PD reserves the right to place a temporary block in the event the CLIENT is unreachable, or is unable to stop the UCE.
    CLIENT will constitute this contract as "fair warning" as to PD's strict "NO SPAM" policy.
    PD reserves the right to terminate services without any refunds of the unused portion prepaid by CLIENT when CLIENT is in violation of "NO SPAM" policy.
    Notice given by electronic mail shall be deemed received on (1) business day after it is posted to the recipient's e-mail address.
    PD will also fine the individual £750.00 per SPAM incident.

11. Warranty and Assumption of Risk

  • CLIENT uses PD services at CLIENT's own risk.
    PD makes no warranty expressed or implied, including but not limited to any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
    PD shall not be liable for any loss or other damage, including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, resulting from any failure to provide service or from any termination of service.
    PD has no control whatsoever and shall not be responsible to CLIENT for the content of any website or for the content of any third-party material passing through or associated with CLIENT's website, some of which may be illegal, inaccurate, adult in nature, harmful, or offensive.

12. Term of Contract, Termination, and Renewal

  • All contracts are on a recurring basis. CLIENT shall pay PD recurring fees (hereinafter "Recurring Fees"), plus bandwidth charges as outlined on invoice (see invoice). Pre-payment of recurring fees is due by the time stated on PD's invoice.
    Amounts past due may result in the termination of CLIENT's account.
    Taxes, special services and third party charges will be stated separately on the invoice.
    CLIENT shall pay all taxes, fees, and governmental charges.
    PD may change prices without notice, and it is the CLIENT's responsibility to check the website for updates.
  • All cancellations by CLIENT of service or changes in service must be done in writing to PD.
    It can be done by email ([email protected]).
    The 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee is offered on Shared Hosting plans.
    If a cancellation is requested within 30 days of the initial setup date, then the full hosting fees will be refunded.
    After 30 days, Shared Hosting plans will be refunded based on the regular price per month for the plan, and not the discounted price that the customer may have paid for an annual plan.
    For example, if a client wishes to cancel their plan early, their refund will be calculated assuming that they have paid the regular price per month in full.
    VPS and Reseller Plans will be refunded on a prorated basis of any unused time.
    There are no refunds on Dedicated Servers, installation fees for custom software, domain name purchases, or SSL purchases.
    Yearly and monthly Weebly site builder plans are only eligible for a refund if the plan is cancelled within the first 7 days.
    If the Weebly plan is cancelled after this time, the CLIENT must pay for it until the subscription period ends (either until the end of the month or end of the year, depending on the plan purchased).
    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 or if you have opened a second account with us.
    Violations of the legal agreement will waive the refund policy.
  • The promotional price is for the first term only and plans renew at the regular rate.
    Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we're confident you'll be pleased with our services.
    Still, if you try us and decide your account does not sufficiently meet your needs, you can cancel within 30 days for a refund as follows.
  • If you cancel within 30 days you receive a full refund on your hosting service only.
    The money-back guarantee does not apply to most add-on products, such as domains, given the unique nature of their costs.
    If you cancel within 30 days and your plan includes a free domain, PD Hosting will deduct a non-refundable domain fee from your refund.
    This not only covers our costs, but ensures that you won't lose your domain name. You may transfer it to another registrar or simply point it elsewhere at your convenience.
    Please note newly registered domains cannot be transferred to another registrar during the first 60 days of the registration period.
    You retain ownership of your domain until the end of its registration period unless you renew it.
    PD Hosting does not offer any refunds for cancellations that occur after 30 days.
  • If CLIENT breaches any part of this contract and PD has to engage the services of an attorney,
    the CLIENT will pay any and all of PD's reasonable attorney fees and court costs.
  • All CLIENT fees are due in advance of the first day of the relevant term.
    For example, the fees for such services, ie.
    Web Hosting, during the term shall be due on the Effective Date or before the provision of Services.
    The fees for Services for Renewal Term are due on or prior to the Anniversary Date for such Renewal Term.
    The amount due may be adjusted by addition of Services, Upgrade of Services, discontinuance of services or downgrade of services.
    The fees for additional or upgraded services for which the "Order" is accepted will be due on the anniversary billing date will be pro-rated on a calendar day basis to the next Anniversary Billing Date and billed as a one time pro-rated charge.
    All fees will be due for the following renewal terms until cancelled in Section 12a.
    In the event that a customer does not pay service fees by the Renewal Date, customer will be assessed a fee of £20.00 and must be submitted within 7-days of the customers renewal date.
    At the end of 7-days, services including Web Hosting Servers and Data, will become inaccessible and will automatically be reclaimed.

13. Limitation of Liability

  • In no event shall PD or any of its officers, contractors, or employees be liable for any loss of profit or revenue by CLIENT or for any consequential, incidental, special or exemplary damages incurred or suffered by CLIENT, nor for any loss of power or heating, ventilation, and air conditioning interruption, even if PD has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage.
    CLIENT shall indemnify and hold harmless PD from and against any all claims, costs, expenses or liability arising out of CLIENT's (inclusive CLIENT's officer, contractors, employee agents and invitees) collective or individual use, occupancy or operation of CLIENT's website content and/or information.

14. Changes

  • PD reserves the right to revise its policies at any time without notice.