Initial payment and subsequent usage of services indicates agreement with the following terms.
1.) Account Setup / Email on file
Your account will be set up after we have received payment and we and/or our payment partner(s) have screened the order(s) in case of fraud. It is your responsibility to provide us with an email address which is not @ the domain(s) you are going to be hosting with us. 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.
The credit card holder or owner of the PayPal e-mail address which is utilized for payment on the account is designated as the authorized owner of the account.
We will make every effort to help you move your site to us. However, transfers are provided as a courtesy service, and we can not make guarantees regarding the availability, possibility, or time required to complete an account transfer. Each hosting company is configured differently, and some hosting platforms save data in an incompatible or proprietary format, which may make it extremely difficult if not impossible to migrate some or all account data. We will make out best effort, but in some cases we may be unable to assist you in a transfer of data from an old host.
All services provided by KeelsTech may only be used for lawful purposes. The laws of the State of Florida and the United States of America apply.
The customer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless KeelsTech 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. Any account found to be in violation of anothers 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 abuse@KeelsTech.com with as much information as possible. We may contact you for further information before taking action.
Using a shared account as a backup/storage device is not permitted, with the exception of one cPanel backup of the same account. Please do not take backups of your backups.
Examples of unacceptable material:
- 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
- Banner-Ad services (commercial banner ad rotation)
- File Dump/Mirror Scripts (similar to rapidshare)
- Commercial Audio Streaming (more than one or two streams)
- Escrow/Bank Debentures
- 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/Gambling Sites
- Hacker focused sites/archives/programs
- Sites promoting illegal activities
- Forums and/or websites that distribute or link to 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)
- Push button mail scripts
- Broadcast or Streaming of Live Sporting Events or other television broadcasts
- Tell A Friend Scripts
- Anonymous or Bulk SMS Gateways
- Bitcoin Miners
- IRCD (irc servers)
- Mailer Pro
KeelsTech, including all related equipment, networks and network devices are provided only for authorized customer use. KeelsTech systems may be monitored for all lawful purposes, including to ensure that use is authorized, for management of the system, to facilitate protection against unauthorized access, and to verify security procedures, survivability, and operational security. During monitoring, information may be examined, recorded, copied and used for authorized purposes. Use of KeelsTech system(s) constitutes consent to monitoring for these purposes.
Any account found connecting to a third party network or system without authorization from the third party is subject to suspension. Access to networks or systems outside of your direct control must be with expressed written consent from the third party. KeelsTech may, at its discretion, request and require documentation to prove access to a third party network or system is authorized.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Any material that, in our judgment, is obscene, threatening, illegal, or violates our terms of service in any manner may be removed from our servers (or otherwise disabled), 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 troubleticket/email and will have a response within 48 hours.
Sites hosted on KeelsTech’s service(s) are regulated only by U.S. law. Given this fact, and pursuant to Section 230(c) of the Communications Decency Act, we do not remove allegedly defamatory material from domains hosted on our service(s). The only exception to this rule is if the material has been found to be defamatory by a court, as evidenced by a court order. KeelsTech is not in a position to investigate and validate or invalidate the veracity of individual defamation claims, which is why we rely on the legal system and courts to determine whether or not material is indeed considered defamatory. In any case in which a court order indicates material is defamatory, libelous, or slanderous in nature; we will disable access to the material. Similarly, in any case in which a US Court has placed an injunction against specified content or material; we will comply and remove or disable access to the material in question.
The language of Section 230(c) of the Communications Decency Act fundamentally states that Internet services providers like KeelsTech and many of KeelsTech’s other webhosting services and brands are republishers and not the publisher of content. Our service merely provides a hosting platform and space on which to host content, and any creation or publication of content on our services is the sole responsibility of the third-party user which creates or publishes the content. Therefore, KeelsTech should not be held liable for any allegedly defamatory, offensive or harassing content published on sites hosted under KeelsTech’s webhosting service(s).
If in doubt regarding the acceptability of your site or service, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Direct customers: Your services will be terminated with or without notice.
Violations will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
It is your responsibility to ensure that scripts/programs installed under your account are secure and permissions of directories are set properly, regardless of installation method. When at all possible, set permissions on most directories to 755 or as restrictive as possible. Users are ultimately responsible for all actions taken under their account. This includes the compromise of credentials such as user name and password. It is required that you use a secure password. If a weak password is used, your account may be suspended until you agree to use a more secure password. Audits may be done to prevent weak passwords from being used. If an audit is performed, and your password is found to be weak, we will notify you and allow time for you to change/update your password.
3.) Zero Tolerance Spam Policy
We take a zero tolerance stance against sending of unsolicited e-mail, bulk emailing, and spam. “Safe lists”, purchased lists, and selling of lists 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, phone, postal mail, 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.
KeelsTech 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.
KeelsTech reserves the right to charge the holder of the account used to send any unsolicited e-mail a clean up fee or any charges incurred for blacklist removal. This cost of the clean up fee is entirely at the discretion of KeelsTech.
4.) Payment Information
You agree to supply appropriate payment for the services received from KeelsTech, in advance of the time period during which such services are provided. Subject to all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, all payments will apply to the oldest invoice(s) in your billing account. You agree that until and unless you notify KeelsTech of your desire to cancel any or all services received, those services will be invoiced on a recurring basis.
Cancellations must be done in writing via email. Once we receive your cancellation and have confirmed all necessary information with you via e-mail, we will inform you in writing (typically email) that your account has been canceled. We will also take steps to verify your identity in the process to eliminate the possibility of mistake or fraudulent requests for cancellation.
As a client of KeelsTech, it is your responsibility to ensure that all invoices are paid on time. You agree that until and unless you notify KeelsTech of your desire to cancel any or all services received, those services will be billed on a recurring basis, unless otherwise stated in writing by KeelsTech. KeelsTech reserves the right to bill your credit card or billing information on file with us. KeelsTech provides a 3 day grace period from the time the invoice is generated and when it must be paid. Any invoice that is outstanding for 3 days and not paid will result in an account suspension until account balance has been paid in full. Access to the account will not be restored until payment has been received.
KeelsTech reserves the right to change the monthly payment amount and any other charges at anytime.
5.) Backups and Data Loss
Your use of this service is at your sole risk. You are responsible for maintaining your own backups. Backups are to be downloaded and not stored on the server. You agree to take full responsibility for files and data transferred and to maintain all appropriate backup of files and data stored on KeelsTech servers.
6.) Cancellations and Refunds
KeelsTech reserves the right to cancel, suspend, or otherwise restrict access to the account at any time with or without notice.
Refunds are not given for unused hosting time.
7.) Resource Usage
User may not:
1) Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD.
2) Run any type of web spider or indexer (including Google Cash / AdSpy) on shared servers.
3) Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network.
4) Run any bit torrent application, tracker, or client. You may link to legal torrents off-site, but may not host or store them on our shared servers.
5) Participate in any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities
6 Run any gaming servers such as counter-strike, half-life, battlefield1942, etc
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.) Price Change
You will receive notice of any price changes at least 30 days prior to the change going into effect. We reserve the right to change the resource allotment of any plan at any time.
Customer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold KeelsTech harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney’s fees asserted against KeelsTech 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 KeelsTech against liabilities arising out of; (1) any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with KeelsTech (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 KeelsTech’s server.
KeelsTech shall not be responsible for any damages your business may suffer. KeelsTech makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied for services we provide. KeelsTech 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 KeelsTech and its employees or due to suspensions or terminations of service.
12.) Disclosure to law enforcement
KeelsTech 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.
13.) Changes to the TOS
KeelsTech reserves the right to revise its policies at any time without notice.