This terms of service Agreement is between Crown HostingĀ® Services and the person/persons who use our website hosting, VPS, SHOUTcast Radio and domain name services. Please read carefully to ensure you understand our terms before purchasing any of our products or services.

Services

Crown Hosting Services agrees to provide the services stated for the price agreed at any given time. We do not miss lead customers with hidden costs unlike many other web hosting companies.

Terms

All customers are responsible for monitoring their storage space and bandwidth transfer each month. Customers who go over the limit of their account will be sent an email with the option to either upgrade their account or reduce store and or storage. If customers continue to go over we will do everything possible to fix the problem. We do hold to right to ban accounts for continuous problems. If customers sign up for an account and cancel it within the first month they will still be charged for the full first month.

Payments

Renewal notices are emailed three days before the actual renew date in your account. If your using a credit card you will not have to worry about manuel payments. All accounts are set up on a pre-pay basis. If payment is not received within 7 days a $5 fee will be added. We reserve the right to change prices at any time, unless other terms have been agreed upon. Any account not brought current within a week (7 days) of e-mail notice or exceeding this time frame in any way is subject to suspension. YOU are responsible for all fees owed on the account from the time it was established to the time that YOU notified us to request for termination of services. Although we are based in the UK our websites currency is USD. YOUR particular billing cycle corresponds to the contract length that was initially chosen at setup. YOUR account will automatically renew at this length unless cancelled before hand. There is no fee for cancelled accounts that have been paid for yearly. If you cancell an account on the monthly billing cycle We can not refund any payments made before.

All annual payments are non refundable once the 30 day money back guarantee has passed. The only time your annual plan will end is if your account does not comply with our terms of service/acceptable usage policy. Both monthly and annual payments are non-refundable if your account does not follow our terms of service/acceptable usage policy.

Cancellation and Early Termination

Customers must acknowledge that the amount of the services bought is based on customers agreement to pay the fee for the initial term or renewal term.

Server Abuse

Any attempt to undermine or cause harm to a server or customer of Crown Hosting is strictly prohibited.

We will strongly react to any use or attempted use of an Internet account or computer without the owner’s authorization. Such attempts include ‘Internet scamming’ (tricking other people into releasing their passwords), password theft, security hole scanning, etc.

Any unauthorized use of accounts or computers by YOU, whether or not the attacked account or computer belongs to us, will result in action against YOU. Possible actions include warnings, account suspension or cancelation, as well as civil or criminal legal action, depending on the seriousness of the attack.

IMPORTANT NOTE – We retain the right to discontinue service, or deny access to anyone who violates our policies or the terms and conditions shown below WITHOUT WARNING or PRIOR NOTICE. No refunds of fees paid will be made if account termination is due to violation of the terms outlined below.

YOU may not run IRC, bots or clients on shared servers. Unacceptable uses also include, but are NOT limited to: Bulk emailing, unsolicited emailing, newsgroup spamming, upload scripts (Rappidleach), pornographic content, illegal content, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, warez sites (including links to/from), cracks, software serial numbers, proxy-relaying, link farming (the act of or by use of scripts), link grinding, link-only sites, spamdexing, FFA (Free-For-All) and/or anything else determined by us to be unacceptable use of our services including abuse of server resources.

WEB APPLICATIONS and WEB ACCESSIBLE SCRIPTS – All web applications that are out-of-date and actively being exploited will be shut down immediately without prior notice. YOU are responsible for and should evaluate YOUR web-based applications and scripts on a regular basis to ensure their security and orderliness.

Shared hosting accounts may also be terminated if it includes the following content or have links to the following content: Providing material that is grossly offensive to the Web community including blatant expressions of bigotry, racism, hatred, or profanity; promoting or providing instructional information about illegal activities; promoting physical harm or injury against any group or individual; displaying material containing obscene nudity or pornographic material (not applicable to managed dedicated servers); displaying material that exploits children under 18-years of age; acts of copyright infringement including offering pirated computer programs or links to such programs; information used to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, including serial or registration numbers for software programs, or any type of cracker utilities.

Disk Space Abuse

We be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. You are reponsable for monitoring your disk space usage. If you need extra disk space contact one of our staff and they will be happy to help out. You can also upgrade your hosting plan from inside your client account.

Bandwidth Abuse

The intention of Crown Hosting is to provide a large bandwidth to transfer web documents, and not an offsite storage area for electronic files. If YOU violate this condition, YOU will be notified and given 48 hours to remedy the problem. Failure to do so will result in YOU being billed for the overages.

Traffic will go unmonitored until YOU reach the amount of quota allocated to YOUR specific PLAN. Crown Hosting will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.

AUP

Customers agree to use our services under the Acceptable Usage Policy which is here by incorporated with this agreement. Customers agree that we hold the right to change their AUP at any time to meet web hosting standards and laws. Amendments to the AUP are effective on the earlier of our notice to Customer that an amendment has been made, or the first day of any Renewal Term that begins subsequent to the amendment. Customer agrees to cooperate with our reasonable investigation of any suspected violation of the AUP. In the event of a dispute between us and Customer regarding the interpretation of the AUP, our commercially reasonable interpretation of the AUP shall govern.

Customer Information

Customer represents and warrants to us that the information he, she or it has provided and will provide to us for purposes of establishing and maintaining the service is accurate. If Customer is an individual, Customer represents and warrants to us that he or she is at least 18 years of age. We may rely on the instructions of the person listed as the Primary Customer Contact on the Order with regard to Customer’s account until Customer has provided a written notice changing the Primary Customer Contract.

UNSOLICITED EMAIL & SPAMMING

Unsolicited commercial advertisements (‘SPAM’) are not allowed in e-mail, and will likely result in account cancelation. We take a zero-tolerance approach to SPAM originating from its servers or for spam advertising of domains hosted within our network. If found, YOUR account may be deleted.

The following activities are not allowed: SPAM, which includes, but is not limited to, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, informational announcements, charity requests, petitions for signatures, and political or religious tracts (such messages may only be sent to those who have explicitly requested it from your domain); Forging, altering or removing electronic mail headers – any domain sending stealth spam will be terminated without warning and without refund. Sending numerous copies of the same or substantially similar message with the intent to disrupt a server or account (‘mail bombing’); Spamming Newsgroups: Commercial advertisements are unwelcome in most Usenet discussion groups and on most e-mail mailing lists. Inappropriate posting may result in account cancelation. See the newsgroup or mailing list’s charter for whether advertising is allowed or not. Sending a message to many different off-topic newsgroups, is particularly unethical and will be treated as such; Mail may not be used to harass or intimidate others. Harassment, whether through language, frequency of messages, or size of messages, is prohibited. Sending a single unwelcome message may be considered harassment. If a recipient asks to stop receiving e-mail, YOU must not send that person any further messages.

NOTE – If YOU use the services of another provider to promote a website hosted by or through us (‘spamvertising’), then the provisions of the above policy shall apply as if the SPAM were sent through our servers.

Technical support

We provide technical support for YOU that encompasses within our area of expertise only. Such expertise includes assistance, troubleshooting, and debugging of our cPanel control panel interface, servers within our immediate responsibility and any other hosting related issues.

Unlike many hosting companies We do our best to help with scripts, templates and programing languages. However, under no circumstances are we obligated to help YOU in the installations of new application modules, templates and/or programming languages, nor in providing assistance for any errors produced by any applications that have been modified by YOU previously.

CGI SCRIPTS

Each shared web hosting account comes with its own CGI-BIN. YOU are free to use any CGI scripts YOU wish, however we reserve the rights to disable any CGI script that effects normal shared server operation without prior notice.

Indemnification

Customer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Crown Hosting, our affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, and employees from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, fines, punitive damages, amounts in interest, expenses and disbursements of any kind and nature whatsoever (including reasonable attorneys fees) brought by a third party under any theory of legal liability arising out of or related to the actual or alleged use of Customer’s services