You agree to provide MNHost.com with accurate and complete contact information. Contact information means any data relating to your identity, electronic mail, and street address, or telephone and fax number, or any other information that you provide to MNHost.com in order to receive or to continue receiving services. Further, you agree to provide MNHost.com with updated contact information within a reasonable period of time following the change in circumstance that creates the need for updated information.
Payments and Fees
Establishment of this service is dependent upon receipt by MNHost.com of payment of stated charges. Subsequent payments are due on a recurring date that coincides with the date of sign up. The accepted methods of payment are credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover), check, PayPal, or money order. Clients are responsible for any additional transaction fees that coincide with any payment methods. Checks and money orders should be sent at least 7 days prior to the invoice due date to help ensure that the payment is received by MNHost.com in a timely manner.
MNHost.com reserves the right to deny Client the use of any payment method for, but not limited to, abuse or misuse of a payment method. Abuse of a payment method may also be grounds for further disciplinary action up to and including the immediate and permanent cancellation of the Client’s services or their entire account with MNHost.com. If a check or ACH draft is returned for any reason, the account will be assessed a $30 service charge per item. If payment for the returned check amount and service fee is not remitted in full by 2 P.M. CST the following business day, the server will be deactivated until payment is received and will be subject to regular reconnect fees. Credit cards that are declined for any reason are subject to a $2.00 declination fee.
Service will be interrupted on accounts that reach 10 days past due. Service interrupted for nonpayment is subject to a $25 reconnect charge. Accounts not paid by due date are subject to late fees. Accounts that are not collectible by MNHost.com may be turned over to an outside collection agency for collection. If your account is turned over for collection, you agree to pay MNHost.com a Processing and Collection Fee of not less than $75 nor more than $200. If you desire to cancel your account, please follow the proper procedure as outlined in this TOS.
If a service is deactivated due to non-payment the service in question will only be reactivated once payment for the outstanding balance has been received in full. If all services on an active account are deactivated all outstanding invoices must be paid in full before any one service will be reactivated. MNHost.com reserves the right to keep a service deactivated until funds paid have cleared.
Client must request service cancellations by logging into the client portal and clicking Cancel button for the plan they would like to cancel. This must be done at least 7 days but not more than 30 days before the end of the service’s billing cycle. Cancellation requests are not accepted through phone, email, fax, or any other method besides clicking Cancel in the client portal. Only the authorized account holder may cancel the account. In the event of cancellation, customer will automatically be billed for any excess bandwidth usage during the then-current monthly billing cycle.
Client agrees that bandwidth usage shall not exceed the number of gigabytes per month for the services ordered by Client. MNHost.com will monitor Client’s bandwidth usage for Client to review in the MNHost.com client portal. MNHost.com shall have the right to take corrective action if Client’s bandwidth usage exceeds the amount allocated by Client’s service plan (“Allocation”). Such corrective action may include the assessment of additional charges, disconnection or discontinuance of any and all services, or termination of this agreement, which actions may be taken is in MNHost.com’s sole and absolute discretion. MNHost.com believes in communicating with our clients and will try to work with our clients to resolve any overage issues before taking action which could cause a client’s service to become unavailable.
Bandwidth usage is measured on a monthly basis coinciding with Client’s billing cycle. Both incoming and outgoing traffic are counted.
In the event that a customer exceeds the included allocation, MNHost.com may, at its sole discretion, collect a deposit in the amount of $0.75 per GB for the projected overage for the month, immediately against customer’s credit card on file with MNHost.com. Client agrees to pay MNHost.com any additional fees for bandwidth overages within 3 days of the invoicing period at a rate of $0.75 per GB of bandwidth used over the Allocation. Any bandwidth overage bill not paid within three (3) days of invoicing will subject the server and services to suspension.
Unused bandwidth allocations cannot be carried over to future months, or applied to other servers.
All IP addresses which are assigned to Client must be justified per ARIN Guidelines at http://www.arin.net/policy/nrpm.html. If it is determined that IP addresses which have been assigned to Client are not being used in accordance with these guidelines, they may be revoked.
SPAM and Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE)
MNHost.com takes a zero tolerance approach to the sending of Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE) or spam over our network. Very simply this means that customers of MNHost.com may not use or permit others to use our network to transact in UCE. Clients of MNHost.com may not host, or permit hosting of, sites or information that is advertised by UCE from other networks. In addition, it is not acceptable to transmit bulk email through remote SOCKS, HTTP or other similar proxies who in turn make a SMTP connection to the destination mail servers. This technique may result in account suspension or termination. Violations of this policy carry severe penalties, including termination of service. In order to prevent unnecessary blacklisting due to spam we reserve the right to occasionally sample bulk email being sent from servers.
- a. Violation of MNHost.com’s email policy, as outlined in the Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) will result in severe penalties. Upon notification of an alleged violation of our AUP, MNHost.com will initiate an immediate investigation (within 48 hours of notification). During the investigation, MNHost.com may restrict customer access to the network to prevent further violations. If a customer is found to be in violation of our AUP, MNHost.com may, at its sole discretion, restrict, suspend or terminate customer’s account. Further, MNHost.com reserves the right to pursue civil remedies for any costs associated with the investigation of a substantiated policy violation. MNHost.com will notify law enforcement officials if the violation is believed to be a criminal offense.
- b. First violations of this policy will result in an “Administrative Fee” of $250 and your account will be reviewed for possible immediate termination. A second violation will result in an “Administrative Fee” of $500 and immediate termination of your account. Users who violate this policy agree that in addition to these “Administrative” penalties, they will pay “Research Fees” not to exceed $175 per hour that MNHost.com personnel must spend to investigate the matter.
- c. As our Clients are ultimately responsible for the actions of their clients over the MNHost.com network, it is advisable that Clients develop a similar, or stricter, policy for their clients.
Refund and Disputes
All payments to MNHost.com are nonrefundable. This includes one time setup fees, prepayment fees, and subsequent charges regardless of usage. Client shall not be entitled to any refunds, pro-rated or otherwise, in the event of early termination of this agreement by MNHost.com according to the terms herein. All overcharges or billing disputes must be reported within 60 days of the time the dispute occurred. If you dispute a charge to your credit card issuer or payment provider (chargeback) that, in MNHost.com’s sole discretion is a valid charge under the provisions of the TOS and/or AUP, you agree to pay MNHost.com an “Administrative Fee” of not less than $75 and not more than $200.
Courtesy Transfer Service
MNHost.com performs all account transfers, account moves, cPanel transfers, server transfers and any other service which involves MNHost.com copying files of yours from a third party service to your MNHost.com service, hereafter known as a “transfer” as a courtesy service only. By requesting MNHost.com to perform a transfer you agree indemnify and hold harmless MNHost.com from any and all liability arising from the transfer and/or copying of your accounts. You also agree MNHost.com is not responsible for any issues relating to the transfer of your accounts, both on your MNHost.com service and at any other third party service from which MNHost.com may be transferring your accounts from, including but not limited to, missing or corrupted files, improperly transferred accounts, any and all fees you may incur from third party services such as bandwidth fees or charges from delays in transferring account, settings or files from third party providers which may not transferred, any downtime or outages, DNS problems, accounts set up on incorrect IP addresses, any issues at third party services which delay or prevent MNHost.com from performing the service, or any other issues. MNHost.com makes no guarantees regarding the availability of our transfer service or the amount of time it takes to perform transfers. MNHost.com can only perform transfers from any service which uses the same control panel that is used on your MNHost.com service (ie. cPanel). MNHost.com will still provide “best effort” assitance which includes general advice on file transfer and configurations, DNS settings, MySQL database imports, and other general assistance for Clients whose 3rd party service does not use the same server control panel.
VPS Nightly Backups
MNHost.com performs nightly backups of VPS accounts as a courtesy service only. MNHost.com is not responsible for the completeness, integrity, or freshness of your VPS backup. MNHost.com recommends you have your own backup system in place. VPS backups are intended for disaster recovery purposes only. MNHost.com reserves the right to charge fees for restores which are requested that are not for disaster recovery purposes.
Clam Anti-Virus (ClamAV) which is used for scanning incoming email for viruses) is not enabled by default on servers with less than 512MB memory. This is because ClamAV uses 80-120MB+ of memory which is a significant portion of memory on smaller VPS plans. If you need this functionality enabled, please open a support ticket and we will be happy to enable it for you. SuHosin for PHP and MNHost.com custom mod_security ruleset are not installed by default for compatability reasons. If you would like them installed, please open a support ticket and we will be happy to install either for you.
Excessive Upgrades and Downgrades
MNHost.com does not normally charge any fees for account upgrades and downgrades. However, because upgrading and downgrading between virtualized accounts (such as VPS and Hybrid) and full dedicated server accounts, is a labor-intensive and time consuming process, as is changing the primary disk in dedicated servers, MNHost.com reserves the right to charge for upgrades and downgrades at the hourly rate of $75 per hour if Client has made an excessive number of upgrade or downgrade requests. MNHost.com, at it’s sole discretion, will have the final say as to what is considered ‘excessive’.
Harassment and Abuse
MNHost.com does not tolerate abuse of any kind towards it’s employees. This includes all verbal harassment, yelling, swearing, rudeness, threats, and any intentionally disruptive behavior directed at MNHost.com or any of it’s staff or agents. Client agrees to engage our MNHost.com in a professional manner whether in email, helpdesk tickets, or on the telephone. Any abuse will be construed as a violation of this Terms of Service agreement. No refunds will be provided for any service termination which arises as a result of a violation of this clause.
Client acknowledges that the service provided is of such a nature that service can be interrupted for many reasons other than the negligence of MNHost.com and that damages resulting from any interruption of service are difficult to ascertain. Therefore, Client agrees that MNHost.com shall not be liable for any damages arising from such causes beyond the direct and exclusive control of MNHost.com. Client further acknowledges that MNHost.com’s liability for its own negligence may not in any event exceed an amount equivalent to charges payable by Client for services during the period damages occurred. In no event shall MNHost.com be liable for any special or consequential damages, loss or injury.
MNHost.com is not responsible for any damages your business may suffer. MNHost.com does not make implied or written warranties for any of our services. MNHost.com denies any warranty or merchantability for a specific purpose. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, wrong delivery, and any and all service interruptions caused by MNHost.com.
Client agrees that MNHost.com’s failure at any time to enforce any of the provisions of this TOS or any right or remedy available hereunder, or at law or equity, or to exercise any option herein provided, shall in no way be construed to be a waiver of such provisions, rights, remedies, or options or in any way to affect the validity of this TOS. The exercise by MNHost.com of any rights, remedies, or options provided hereunder, or at law or equity, shall not preclude or prejudice MNHost.com from exercising thereafter the same or other rights, remedies, or options.
You agree that MNHost.com is not responsible for any damages, delays, or other failures to fulfill its obligations hereunder as a result of war, fire, strike, riot or insurrection, natural disaster, delay of carriers, governmental order or regulation, complete or partial shutdown of plant, unavailability of materials or equipment from suppliers, failures or blackouts, labor disputes, and/or other occurrences beyond its control whether or not similar to those listed above.
Neither this TOS nor any of the rights, interests or obligations hereunder may be assigned by the Client (whether by operation of law or otherwise) without the prior written consent of MNHost.com. MNHost.com may assign this TOS without the consent of Client. Subject to the foregoing, this TOS shall be binding upon, inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time for any reason.
MNHost.com is not responsible for data integrity on equipment reclaimed for non-payment.
Minnesota residents agree to pay all taxes applicable to your account.
Anything not explicitly stated in this TOS is subject to interpretation at MNHost.com’s sole and absolute discretion.
You, as MNHost.com’s client, are solely responsible for the content stored on and served by your MNHost.com service.
Please direct all questions regarding this AUP to firstname.lastname@example.org