Terms of Service

HostStrength provides hosting services to clients worldwide, and we have a responsibility to protect each client and to provide the best services available. All registered clients of HostStrength (hoststrength.com) agree to and are subject to our Acceptable Use Policy, Privacy Policy, and the following Terms of Services: Clients acknowledge that the service provided is of such a nature that service can be interrupted for many reasons other than the negligence of HostStrength and that damages resulting from any interruption of service are difficult to ascertain. Therefore, clients agree that HostStrength shall not be liable for any damages arising from such causes beyond the direct and exclusive control of HostStrength. Subscriber further acknowledges that HostStrength’s liability for its own negligence may not, in any event, exceed an amount equivalent to charges payable by subscriber for services during the period damages occurred. In no event shall HostStrength be held liable for any special or consequential damages, loss, or injury.

 

Billing

You agree to use all HostStrength services and facilities at your own risk. HostStrength specifically disclaims all warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall HostStrength be liable for any loss, loss of data, or other commercial damage, including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential, or other damages. Clients agree that they shall defend, indemnify, save and hold Hoststrength harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs, and claims, including reasonable attorney’s fees, asserted against HostStrength, its agents, its customers, officers, and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided, performed, agreed to be performed or any product sold by its customers, its agents, employees or assigns.

Clients agree to defend, indemnify and hold HostStrength harmless against liabilities arising out of any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with Hostking’s network. HostStrength reserves the right to intervene with any website/data hosted on its servers/network in the interest of its clients. Any material supplied/hosted by a client that is infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party copyright owner is subject to removal from HostStrength’s servers/network. HostStrength shall be the sole judge of what violates this policy.

At this time, we bill monthly and annually, depending upon the plan. Each refund request is evaluated on a case by case basis – depending on the situation, no refund, full refund or partial refund will be issued. If a refund is not issued, an account credit may be issued. HostStrength will only issue a refund or credit within 7 days after the initial sign-up date of the service. Therefore, HostStrength retains the right to grant or deny any refund or credit request. Domain Name registration/transfer fee(s) are non-refundable. Some payments are non-refundable but may receive an account credit. To prevent abuse, only a client’s first invoice is eligible for a refund unless stated otherwise. We accept Visa, Master Card, and PayPal. All services are set up, free of any fees or charges. Clients are encouraged to pay by Payfast as it is the easiest way to handle payments at this time. There are no contract periods but for each successive period, your contract is automatically renewed unless we are notified otherwise.

 

Uptime Guarantee

HostStrength offers each client a 99.9% uptime guarantee. In the event that a 99.9% uptime (measured per month) is not met, clients will be eligible to receive a credit(s) based on the situation and amount of downtime. However, credit(s) may not be provided for certain events such as DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, scheduled maintenance, reboots, hardware replacements, and null-routes. In order to receive a “compensation” credit, the client must do so by making a request by opening a billing ticket or by emailing support. HostStrength network is DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protected, we cannot guarantee any level/type of protection. We are often able to protect against various types of attacks up to 20Gbps. Attacks that are larger than this will result in the target IP address being null-routed. We are not responsible for any downtime or performance decreases caused by DDoS attacks.

 

Limitation of Liability

HostStrength shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental and consequential damages, which may arise from HostStrength servers going off-line or being unavailable for any reason whatsoever. Furthermore, Hoststrength shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental or consequential damages, resulting from the corruption or deletion of any website from one of the Hoststrength servers. All damages shall be limited to the immediate termination of service.

 

Payments

All services are billed according to the dates they were first activated on. If you do not pay for service renewal within 7 days after deactivation, your service will be suspended. If you do not pay for service renewal within 30 days after deactivation, your service will be terminated. You will receive an email reminder 7 days until deactivation. A penalty fee will incur if payment with an incorrect amount is made to Hoststrength. When a refund is made from Hoststrength, a transaction fee occurs on our behalf of the total amount paid from the client. A penalty fee of 10% from the total amount paid by the client will be deducted. Hoststrength will not be liable to issue the full refund that exceeded the initial amount stated on invoices.

 

Non-Refundable Services:

Domains Registered

Softaculous

 

Affiliates

 

You agree that Hoststrength may amend this agreement at any time without notice to you. You agree to keep advised of any changes to this agreement by checking the Hoststrength on a periodic basis on the announcement pages

 

Credits

 

Credits on accounts due to incorrect billing by the Billing department will be processed immediately. Withdraws for Affiliate Credits or payments can take 21 days. Credits to bank accounts can only be done 21 days from the request.

 

 

Marketing

 

Users May choose to opt-out to any of our marketing during registration, Our client area, SMS, Email, etc.
You agree to allow us to market and provide you with new information about our services via SMS, email, WhatsApp, etc. unless you opt-out via SMS or any other means.
We will adhere to the POPI Act of South Africa however if you would like us to remove you kindly contact support or disable it via your client area.

 

 

Domains

 

Domain Purchases are non-refundable. Transfer fees are non-refundable when the domain is already transferred. If you are registering or transferring a domain name you must also agree to the Domain Name Registration Agreement. Domain name WHOIS records must be on the OWNER’S details, not the RESELLER or Hoststrength itself. Domains shall be renewed at the same price as new registrations. The current pricing is displayed on our website. Domain renewal reminders will be sent in advance of expiration via email to the address stored in your client area. Domains are ONLY auto renewed with a positive credit balance containing enough funds to renew the domain/s

After 10 days (ZA) or 29 days(International) of being expired, domains enter the redemption period. At this point, a renewal fee of R6000 (.com etc.) and ZACR R300 (co.za,org.za,etc.) for local domains to renew the domain name. Hoststrength will request that you pay this cost until the 30th-day past expiration and we will try to renew it. After the 30-day expiration deadline, the domain will no longer be available and may have to be re-registered when it becomes available. If Invoices are not paid on time by the due date and the domain has expired and the redemption stage passed the invoice may go into the canceled state as it will now need to be re-registered

Should an expired domain enter the redemption period, the cost of restoring the domain shall be no more than R3200. Prices to domains can change unexpectedly at any time. We will notify customers within 24 to 48 hours of such a change Kindly note we do not register premium domains(Domains with 3 characters). If for any reason a premium domain is registered there may be an additional cost Should a reseller’s client contact us to renew a domain we will assist only in such a request. Kindly note and ensure all your domains are renewed when and as they should be, usually you have 10 (ZA) or 30(International) days after expiry to pay before a domain goes into redemption stage, not guaranteed. Please pay before(early) to ensure all goes through successfully and you do not lose your domains

We do not assist client’s clients in any way – it is against policy and unethical to do so. Free Domain Registration for some annual higher-end packages ( Business) applies to the following extensions only: .co.za,.org.za,.web.za,.net.za

If for any reason your domain is not registered, renewed, or transferred correctly, Hoststrength, its directors, agents or employees WILL UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER BE LIABLE for any reason including human error. Hence please check that your domain is registered, renewed, or transferred correctly at all times. We will however do our best to assist as best we can in transferring and registration of each and every domain. Should a reseller’s client contact us to transfer a domain we will not assist unless written consent from our client is provided or Form 2 of COZA (Uniforum) is done with the attached affidavit

 

Loss Or Corruption Of Data

 

You acknowledge and agree that Hoststrength is not and shall not be responsible or liable for any loss of any kind (including lost profits) or corruption of data that you may experience on the Services or otherwise, nor are we required to return to you any data that you have stored on the Services. This includes, without limitation, the loss or corruption of data resulting from the suspension, deletion, or modification of your web pages or the Hoststrength site, network, system, or server “crashes” or outages, or other power outages, damage caused by viruses, worms, or security breaches, file corruption, and any other cause. We recommend that you maintain backup versions of your web pages and related information to help protect yourself against such losses. We however do server backups daily and account weekly backups and have and will continue to do our utmost to protect all our client’s data to the fullest extent with all our backup software and servers.

 

Term/termination

Term. This agreement shall be effective upon when applying for hosting services from HostStrength.

You may terminate this Agreement immediately for any reason at any time by sending mail to support@hoststrength.com

Termination by Hoststrength.

When an account is canceled and terminated backups are only kept for a period of 1 week. Please contact us within 1 week if you require a backup of your canceled account.

 

Disclaimer

 

Hoststrength cannot be held liable for system downtime, crashes, or data loss. Hoststrength has the right to terminate, suspend or cancel any client and or any service without notice or refund. We cannot be held liable for any predicted estimate of profits/income a client would have gained if their service was functioning. Certain services provided by Hoststrength are resold. Thus, certain equipment, routing, software, and programming used by Hoststrength are not directly owned or written by Hoststrength. Moreover, Hoststrength holds no responsibility for the use of our clients’ accounts. If any of our terms, policies, or conditions are failed to be followed, the client account in question may be deactivated as well as all services/products attached to it. We reserve the right to remove any account without advance notice for any reason without restitution as Hoststrength sees fit. Hoststrength is not responsible for any client’s files, data, or actions. FURTHERMORE, Hoststrength retains the right to change any or all of the above Policies, Guidelines, and Disclaimer without notification.

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