Terms of Service

Important Legal Agreements

Digital Gibbon Ltd provides web hosting to clients worldwide, and we have a responsibility to protect each client and to provide the best services available. You indicate acceptance of these terms and conditions of service by placing an order with Digital Gibbon Ltd. These terms and conditions will not be varied for individual customers. All clients of Digital Gibbon Ltd are subject to the following terms of service:

1.DEFINITIONS

In this Agreement the following words and expressions shall have the following meanings:
1.1.1 "downtime" means any service interruption in the availability to visitors of the Website;
1.1.2 "intellectual property rights" means patents, trade marks, design rights, applications for any of the foregoing, copyright, topography rights, database rights, rights in know-how, trade or business names and other similar rights or obligations, whether registrable or not in any country;
1.1.3 "DIGITAL GIBBON" means Digital Gibbon Ltd 1.1.4 "IP address" stands for internet protocol address which is the numeric address for the server;
1.1.5 "ISP" stands for internet service provider;
1.1.6 "server" means the computer server equipment operated by DIGITAL GIBBON in connection with the provision of the Services;
1.1.7 "the Services" means web hosting, domain name registration, email and any other services or facilities provided by Digital Gibbon Ltd.
1.1.8 "spam" means sending unsolicited and/or bulk emails;
1.1.9 "virus" means a computer programme that copies itself or is copied to other storage media, including without limitation magnetic tape cassettes, memory chips, electronic cartridges, optical discs and magnetic discs, and destroys, alters or corrupts data, causes damage to the user's files or creates a nuisance or annoyance to the user and includes without limitation computer programs commonly referred to as "worms" or "trojan horses";
1.1.10 "visitor" means a third party who has accessed the Website;
1.2 Product specifications and details may be found at WWW.DIGITALGIBBON.CO.UK.
1.3 Words denoting the singular shall include the plural and vice versa and words denoting any gender shall include all genders.
1.4 The headings of the paragraphs of this Agreement are inserted for convenience of reference only and are not intended to be part of or to affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.


2. INTRODUCTION

2.1 The Customer wishes to provide Digital Gibbon Ltd with data that will be hosted on Digital Gibbon Ltd's servers and made accessible via the Internet.
2.2 Digital Gibbon Ltd provides web hosting services and has agreed to host the Customer's data upon the following terms and conditions.

3. DUTIES

3.1 Digital Gibbon Ltd shall provide to the Customer the Services specified in their order subject to the following terms and conditions.
3.2 The Customer shall deliver to Digital Gibbon Ltd the website and the software used in the website which is owned by the Customer, or licensed to him by a third party or Digital Gibbon Ltd ("the Customer Software), in a format specified by Digital Gibbon Ltd.

4. CHARGES ,PAYMENT AND MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

4.1 Payment methods include credit cards (including MasterCard and Visa), debit cards (including Switch/Maestro) and direct debits
4.2 Digital Gibbon Ltd do not accept cheques, bank transfers, postal orders, cash or any other form of payment other than those outlined in 4.1
4.3 The Charges are exclusive of VAT, which if payable shall be paid by the Customer.
4.4 Digital Gibbon Ltd shall be entitled to charge interest in respect of late payment of any sum due under this Agreement, which shall accrue from the date when payment becomes due from day to day until the date of payment at a rate of 8% per annum above the base rate of the Bank of England from time to time in force.
4.5 Digital Gibbon Ltd do not provide credit facilities.
4.6 From time to time Digital Gibbon Ltd may make enquiries on the Customers company, proprietor or directors of the Customers company with credit reference agencies. These agencies may record that a search has been made and share this information with other businesses.
4.7 Digital Gibbon Ltd provide "Money-Back Guarantees" on certain products. Should your product qualify for this guarantee please raise a support ticket at WWW.DIGITALGIBBON.CO.UK within 30 days of placing your order for a full refund. This guarantee excludes domain names which may not be cancelled once ordered. Customers are limited to using the money-back guarantee once.
4.8 Pro-rata refunds will not be issued for yearly services that are cancelled before then end of the year.
4.9 Should your chosen payment method fail Digital Gibbon Ltd will attempt to settle your invoice using any other payment facilities available on your account.
4.10 All services will renew until cancelled by the customer. Digital Gibbon Ltd emails the customers primary email address prior to renewal of services, it is the customers responsibility to cancel services prior to renewal as no refund can be made once renewal has occurred. Customers must notify us at least 72 hours before a service is renewed if they wish to cancel that service. The cancellation process must be fully completed by you before your account is cancelled.

5. IP ADDRESSES

5.1 Digital Gibbon Ltd shall maintain control and ownership of the IP address that is assigned to the Customer as part of the Services and reserves the right in its sole discretion to change or remove any and all IP addresses.
5.2 Where Digital Gibbon Ltd changes or removes any IP address it shall use its reasonable endeavours to avoid any disruption to the Customer.

6. SOFTWARE LICENCE AND RIGHTS

6.1 If the Customer requires use of software owned by or licensed to Digital Gibbon Ltd ("Digital Gibbon Ltd's software") in order to use the Services, Digital Gibbon Ltd grants to the Customer and its employees, agents and third party consultants and contractors, a royalty-free, world-wide, non-transferable, non-exclusive licence to use Digital Gibbon Ltd Software in object code form only, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, this Agreement does not transfer or grant to the Customer any right, title, interest or intellectual property rights in Digital Gibbon Ltd Software.
6.2 In relation to Digital Gibbon Ltd's obligations under this Agreement in connection with the provision of the Services, the Customer grants to Digital Gibbon Ltd a royalty-free, world-wide, non-exclusive licence to use the Customer Software and all text, graphics, logos, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and other material and related documentation featured, displayed or used in or in relation to the website ("the Content"). For the avoidance of doubt, this Agreement does not transfer or grant to Digital Gibbon Ltd any right, title, interest or intellectual property rights in the Customer Software or the Content.
6.3 The Customer undertakes that he will not himself or through any third party, sell, lease, license or sublicense Digital Gibbon Ltd Software.
6.4 Digital Gibbon Ltd may make such copies of the Customer Content as may be necessary to perform its obligations under this Agreement, including back up copies of the Content. Upon termination or expiration of this Agreement, Digital Gibbon Ltd shall destroy all such copies of the Content and other materials provided by the Customer as and when requested by the Customer.

7. SERVICE LEVELS AND DATA BACKUP

7.1 Digital Gibbon Ltd shall use its reasonable endeavours to make the server and the Services available to the Customer 100% of the time but because the Services are provided by means of computer and telecommunications systems, Digital Gibbon Ltd makes no warranties or representations that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free and DIGITAL GIBBON shall not, in any event, be liable for interruptions of Service or downtime of the server.
7.2 Digital Gibbon Ltd carries out data backups for use by Digital Gibbon Ltd in the event of systems failure. Digital Gibbon Ltd do not provide data restoration facilities for individual customers. Even though every effort is made to ensure data is backed up correctly Digital Gibbon Ltd accepts no responsibility for data loss or corruption.

8. ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

8.1 The website and use of the Services may be used for lawful purposes only and the Customer may not submit, publish or display any content that breaches any law, statute or regulation. In particular the Customer agrees not to:
8.1.1 use the Services or the website in any way to send unsolicited commercial email or "spam", or any similar abuse of the Services;
8.1.2 send email or any type of electronic message with the intention or result of affecting the performance of any computer facilities;
8.1.3 publish, post, distribute or disseminate defamatory, obscene, indecent or other unlawful material or information, or any material or information which infringes any intellectual property rights (for the avoidance of doubt this includes licensed software distributed as Warez), via the Services or on the Website;
8.1.4 threaten, abuse, disrupt or otherwise violate the rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
8.1.5 engage in illegal or unlawful activities through the Services or via the Website;
8.1.6 make available or upload files to the website or to the Services that the Customer knows contain a virus, worm, trojan or corrupt data; or
8.1.7 obtain or attempt to obtain access, through whatever means, to areas of DIGITAL GIBBON's network or the Services which are identified as restricted or confidential. This includes leaving your home directory whilst using SSH access to servers.
8.1.8 operate or attempt to operate IRC bots or other permanent server processes.
8.2 The Customer has full responsibility for the content of the Website. For the avoidance of doubt, Digital Gibbon Ltd is not obliged to monitor, and will have no liability for, the content of any communications transmitted by virtue of the Services.
8.3 If the Customer fails to comply with the Acceptable Use Policy outlined in Clause 8.1 Digital Gibbon Ltd shall be entitled to withdraw the Services and terminate the Customer's account without notice.

9. ALTERATIONS AND UPDATES

9.1 All alterations and updates to the website shall be made by the Customer using the online account management facility, FTP access or SSH access where available. The Customer will be issued with a user name and password in order to access the account. The Customer must take all reasonable steps to maintain the confidentiality of this user name and password. If the Customer reasonably believes that this information has become known to any unauthorised person, the Customer agrees to immediately inform Digital Gibbon Ltd and the password will be changed.

10. WARRANTIES

10.1 The Customer warrants and represents to Digital Gibbon Ltd that Digital Gibbon Ltd's use of the Content or the Customer Software in accordance with this Agreement will not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party and that the Customer has the authority to license the Content and the Customer Software to Digital Gibbon Ltd as set out in Clause 6.2.
10.2 All conditions, terms, representations and warranties that are not expressly stated in this Agreement, whether oral or in writing or whether imposed by statute or operation of law or otherwise, including, without limitation, the implied warranty of satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose are hereby excluded. In particular and without prejudice to that generality, Digital Gibbon Ltd shall not be liable to the Customer as a result of any viruses introduced or passed on to the Customer.

11. INDEMNITY

11.1 The Customer agrees to indemnify and hold Digital Gibbon Ltd and its employees and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against Digital Gibbon Ltd arising out of any breach by the Customer of the terms of this Agreement or other liabilities arising out of or relating to the Website.

12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

12.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit Digital Gibbon Ltd's liability for death or personal injury resulting from Digital Gibbon Ltd's negligence or that of its employees, agents or sub-contractors.
12.2 The entire liability of Digital Gibbon Ltd to the Customer in respect of any claim whatsoever or breach of this Agreement, whether or not arising out of negligence, shall be limited to the charges paid for the Services under this Agreement in respect of which the breach has arisen.
12.3 In no event shall Digital Gibbon Ltd be liable to the Customer for any loss of business, loss of opportunity or loss of profits or for any other indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever. This shall apply even where such a loss was reasonably foreseeable or Digital Gibbon Ltd had been made aware of the possibility of the Customer incurring such a loss.

13. TERM AND TERMINATION

13.1 This Agreement will become effective on the date the service is ordered and shall continue until terminated by either party in writing of its intention to terminate the Agreement.
13.2 Digital Gibbon Ltd shall have the right to terminate this Agreement with immediate effect by notice in writing to the Customer if the Customer fails to make any payment when it becomes due.
13.3 Either party may terminate this Agreement forthwith by notice in writing to the other if:
13.3.1 the other party commits a material breach of this Agreement and, in the case of a breach capable of being remedied, fails to remedy it within a reasonable time of being given written notice from the other party to do so; or
13.3.2 the other party commits a material breach of this Agreement which cannot be remedied under any circumstances; or
13.3.3 the other party passes a resolution for winding up (other than for the purpose of solvent amalgamation or reconstruction), or a court of competent jurisdiction makes an order to that effect; or
13.3.4 the other party ceases to carry on its business or substantially the whole of its business; or
13.3.5 the other party is declared insolvent, or convenes a meeting of or makes or proposes to make any arrangement or composition with its creditors; or a liquidator, receiver, administrative receiver, manager, trustee or similar officer is appointed over any of its assets.
13.4 Any rights to terminate this Agreement shall be without prejudice to any other accrued rights and liabilities of the parties arising in any way out of this Agreement as at the date of termination.
13.5 On termination all data held in the customers account will be deleted.

14. ASSIGNMENT

14.1 Digital Gibbon Ltd may assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement at any time. 14.2 The Customer may not assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement or any part of it without Digital Gibbon Ltd's prior written consent.

15. FORCE MAJEURE

15.1 Neither party shall be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of its obligations if the delay or failure results from events or circumstances outside its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lock outs, accidents, war, fire, the act or omission of government, highway authorities or any telecommunications carrier, operator or administration or other competent authority, the act or omission of any Internet Service Provider, or the delay or failure in manufacture, production, or supply by third parties of equipment or services, and the party shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of its obligations after notifying the other party of the nature and extent of such events.

16. SEVERANCE

16.1 If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any Court of competent jurisdiction such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the provisions hereof shall continue in full force and effect as if this Agreement had been agreed with the invalid illegal or unenforceable provision eliminated.

17. NOTICES

17.1 Any notice to be given by either party to the other may be sent by either email, fax or recorded delivery to the address of the other party as appearing in this Agreement or such other address as such party may from time to time have communicated to the other in writing, and if sent by email shall unless the contrary is proved be deemed to be received on the day it was sent or if sent by fax shall be deemed to be served on receipt of an error free transmission report, or if sent by recorded delivery shall be deemed to be served 2 days following the date of posting.

18. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

18.1 This Agreement contains the entire Agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter and supersedes any previous agreements, arrangements, undertakings or proposals, oral or written. This Agreement may be updated without notice.

19. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

19.1 This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

20. DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION

20.1 Domain names are not deemed to be successfully registered until they appear in the relevant whois database of the top level domain name registrar. In the event that a domain name is unavailable when we attempt to register it Digital Gibbon Ltd will provide a full refund for that domain name.
20.2 Please return to the main terms and conditions area of this website to view terms and conditions for individual domain name registrars.

21. SCRIPTING

21.1 Digital Gibbon Ltd are not responsible for customer programming issues other than ensuring that programming languages such as Perl, PHP and ASP are installed and functioning on the web hosting system.

22. PRIVACY

22.1 To protect your privacy we will not distribute your details to third parties, unless required to do so by law.

23. DATA TRANSFER

23.1 Web hosting accounts include a certain amount of data transfer, if you exceed this amount in any one month your account will be deactivated until you have upgraded to an account that has more data transfer included.
23.2 Web hosting accounts are prohibited from hosting file distribution websites (including but not limited to music, video and software), adult content orientated websites, hosting banners, graphics or cgi scripts for other websites, storing pages, files or data as a repository for other websites or personal computers, giving away web space under a domain, sub domain or directory.

24. SERVER USAGE

24.1 Should your account use more than 5% of the servers processing power and as a result have a detrimental effect on other customers we will discuss with you alternative solutions for your hosting requirements.

25. AFFILIATE PROGRAMME

25.1 Commission earned via the affiliate programme will only be paid by using a valid direct debit/credit mandate on your account. It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have this facility. In the event of the customer not being able to obtain this facility then no commission will be paid.

26. EMAIL NEWSLETTER

26.1 Digital Gibbon Ltd communicates with it's customers via email and as such you agree to receive by email our regular newsletter which contains amongst other things changes to our terms and conditions, notification of major outages, updates to our products & features and special offers.

27. WEBSPACE USAGE

27.1 Unlimited web space is available for genuine web site content, content must be linked into web pages. Customers are prohibited from using the server as a file/backup repository. Customers are expected to employ good house keeping when maintaining their account.

28. MAIL BOXES

28.1 Mail boxes not accessed for 100 days or more will be deleted from the system.

The following will be added to the Terms of Service as of 19th October 2015.

Indemnification Policy

You agree to use all Digital Gibbon Ltd services and facilities at your own risk. Digital Gibbon Ltd specifically disclaims all warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Digital Gibbon Ltd be liable for any loss, or loss of data, or other commercial damage, including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential or other damages.

Customer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold Digital Gibbon Ltd harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney's fees asserted against Digital Gibbon Ltd, 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, it's agents, employees or assigns. Customer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Digital Gibbon Ltd against liabilities arising out of Any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with Digital Gibbon Ltd's server.

Digital Gibbon Ltd reserves the right to intervene with any of the sites hosted on its servers in the interest of its customers. Any material supplied by customer infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party Copyright infringement any defective products sold to customer from Digital Gibbon Ltd's server. Digital Gibbon Ltd shall be the sole judge of what violates this Policy.

Billing

At this time we bill monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually, depending upon the plan. If you are not satisfied within your first 30 days we would be happy to provide you with a full refund (For some special offers the money-back-guaranteed day will be varied; and Domain Name registration fee is nonrefundable).

We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card. For webhosting plans we will setup your account without any paying. Clients are encouraged to pay by credit card as it is the easiest way to handle payment at this time. Their are no contract periods but for each successive period, your contract is automatically renewed unless we are notified otherwise.

Late Payments

All accounts are billed according to the dates they were first activated on. If you will not pay for service renew in 5 days after deactivation, your account will be suspended. If you will not pay for service renew in 30 days after deactivation, your account will be terminated. You will receive an email reminder 5 days till deactivation.

Acceptable Use Policy

All services provided by Digital Gibbon Ltd may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United States Federal, State or City law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, material we judge to be threatening or obscene, or material protected by trade secret and other statute. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Digital Gibbon Ltd and its employees from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party. Our acceptable use policy is actively and strictly enforced. Offending content or users are suspended from our network, usually as soon as they are discovered, although we will always inform you when and why any action has been taken. Pornography is prohibited on all Digital Gibbon Ltd servers. This includes sites that include sexually explicit or hardcore images and/or advertising.

Subscriber acknowledges that the service provided is of such a nature that service can be interrupted for many reasons other than the negligence of the company and that damages resulting from any interruption of service are difficult to ascertain. Therefore, subscriber agrees that the company shall not be liable for any damages arising from such causes beyond the direct and exclusive control of the company.

Subscriber further acknowledges that the company'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 the company be liable for any special or consequential damages, loss or injury.

Illegality In any form, including but not limited to the unauthorized distribution or copying of copyrighted software or other data, harassment, fraud, trafficking in obscene material. Undesirable Content Certain types of content are not allowed on our network. We do not host adult content of any description. Content relating to Hacking, Cracking, Warez and IRC is not allowed. Software, audio and video downloads may only be hosted if you are the writer and copyright owner of the resources or you have a right to distribute the materials. Accounts suspended due to content or AUP violation are not refunded under any circumstances.

Limitation of Liability

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

Disclaimer

Digital Gibbon Ltd cannot be held liable for system downtime, crashes, or data loss. We cannot be held liable for any predicted estimate of profits in which a client would have gained if their site was functioning. Certain services provided by Digital Gibbon Ltd are resold. Thus, certain equipment, routing, software, and programming used by Digital Gibbon Ltd are not directly owned or written by Digital Gibbon Ltd. Moreover, Digital Gibbon Ltd holds no responsibility for the use of our clients accounts. If any terms or conditions are failed to be followed, the account in question will be automatically deactivated. We reserve the right to remove any account without advanced notice for any reason without restitution as Digital Gibbon Ltd sees fit. FURTHERMORE, Digital Gibbon Ltd retains the right to change any or all of the above Policies, Guidelines, and Disclaimer without notification.

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