Vodien Internet Solutions provides web hosting services to subscribers around the world. The following terms of service are designed to provide the highest level of service available.
Shared hosting (Non VPS, Non CloudServers, Non Reseller Hosting and Non Dedicated Server) is intended for the subscriber's use only. Subscriber may not sublet, sublease, subhost, or give away any portion of the resources to anyone other than the subscriber. Examples include: creating sub-accounts for other people (for profit or otherwise), hosting of multiple commercial or non-commercial entities that are not directly owned by the customer, resale of sub-accounts, etc. Doing so will result in immediate account termination.
All services provided by Vodien Internet Solutions are to be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any local or international law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, material we judge to be threatening or obscene, material that jeopardizes national security, or material protected by trade secret or other laws. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Vodien Internet Solutions, from any claims resulting from the subscriber's use of Vodien Internet Solutions's services which damages the subscriber or any other party.
Note: Pornography and sex related merchandising are prohibited on any Vodien Internet Solutions hosting account. This includes sites that may imply sexual content, or link to adult content elsewhere. This is also true for sites that promote any illegal activity or content that may be damaging to Vodien Internet Solutions servers or any other server on the Internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited.
Examples of prohibited content (i.e. in the form of website material, domain names, or links) include, but are not limited to, the following:
Vodien Internet Solutions will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Content that does not meet these standards will be removed without prior notice to the subscriber.
The responsibility for ensuring compliance to illegal or unlawful activities rests primarily with the subscriber. Vodien will not, as a standard practice, monitor its subscribers to ensure that they comply with this policy or any applicable laws. However, when Vodien becomes aware of these activities, action may be taken to suppress these activities, including but not limited to, removing the information, shutting down an account or website, or any other action deemed appropriate.
Vodien reserves the right to directly take action against a customer of a subscriber in violation of these policies. Vodien also reserves the right to take action against the Vodien subscriber because of activities of a customer of the subscriber. Any Vodien subscribers will cooperate with Vodien in any corrective or preventive action that Vodien deems necessary. Failure to do so is a violation of Vodien's policy.
From a security standpoint, Vodien recommends that all its subscribers assume that all of their online communications are inherently insecure and take steps to enforce the security of information transmitted. Vodien cannot take any responsibility for the security of information transmitted using Vodien's facilities.
Vodien will not monitor the content of electronic messages sent or received by its subscribers unless required by law, government authority, or when public safety is at stake. To maintain the operation of Vodien's networks, and to comply with public safety, court orders, subpoenas, summons, discovery requests, warrants, statutes, regulations, or government requests, Vodien may disclose information, including but not limited to, information concerning a subscriber, a transmission made using our network, or a web site residing on our servers. Vodien assumes no obligation to inform the subscriber that this information has been provided, and in some cases may be prohibited by law from giving such notice.
Vodien expects that its subscribers who provide Internet services to others have to comply fully with all applicable laws. A subscriber's failure to comply with any laws will violate Vodien policy. In subscribing to services from Vodien, subscribers indemnify Vodien for any violation of the service agreement, law, or Vodien policy, that results in loss to Vodien or the bringing of any claim against Vodien by any third-party. This means that if Vodien is sued because of a subscriber's activity or customer of a subscriber's activity, the subscriber will pay any damages awarded against Vodien, plus costs and reasonable attorneys' fees.
To report cases of prohibited content, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and an investigation will be conducted. Account holders in violation of any local or international law will not be condoned and will be shut down.
Any website or scripts that utilises a higher than accepted amount of server resources (such as, but not limited to, CPU cycles, RAM usage, and network resources) will be given the option to reduce the resource utilisation to an acceptable level, or upgrade its web hosting service to a higher plan that can accomodate the server resource usage. Websites or scripts constantly found abusing common server resources will be suspended and/or terminated. Resource-intensive scripts such as Magento (as per Magento's developer's advice), PennyAuction, GroupBuy are not allowed to be run in a shared hosting environment.
IRC - We currently do not allow IRC, Egg Drops, BNC, or IRC bots to be operated on our servers or network. Files with references to IRC or any likeness thereof are prohibited. Also any program that acts like an IRC server or that provide chat functions that run as background processes are not allowed.
Proxies - We do not allow proxy servers of any kind, whether for personal or business use. Files with references to any proxy or likeness thereof are prohibited.
PortScanning - We do not allow any kind of portscanning to be done on or from our servers or network.
ShoutCast Servers - We do not allow Shoutcast Servers due to bandwidth and load issues.
Background Running Programs - We ask that users request permission before enabling persistent background processes of substantial load. Unauthorized background processes shall result in immediate termination of the account. Vodien Internet Solutions maintains the right to cancel accounts at its discretion.
PHP Shell - PHP Shells or any likeness thereof are prohibited. Files with any reference to PHP Shells or likeness thereof are prohibited.
Any attempts to undermine or cause harm to a Vodien Internet Solutions server or subscriber of Vodien Internet Solutions is strictly prohibited including, but not limited to:
You will be held responsible for all actions performed by your account whether it be done by you or by others. All sub-networks of Vodien Internet Solutions and all account holders must adhere to the above policies.
Vodien Internet Solutions will use its commercially reasonably efforts to provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Subscriber acknowledges that from time to time the services may be inaccessible or inoperable for various reasons, including periodic maintenance procedures or upgrades ("Scheduled Downtime"); or service malfunctions, and causes beyond Vodien Internet Solutions's control or which are not reasonably foreseeable by Vodien Internet Solutions, including the interruption or failure of telecommunications or digital transmission links, hostile network attacks (e.g. denial of service attacks), or network congestion or other failures. Vodien Internet Solutions will provide at least 48 hours advance notice to the subscriber for Scheduled Downtimes, and will use commercially reasonable efforts to minimize any other disruption, inaccessibility and/or inoperability of its web servers. Vodien Internet Solutions has no responsibility for downtime resulting from a user's actions. Also, the 100% network uptime guarantee does not apply for shared accounts.
Vodien provides free data backup for WEB HOSTING and BUSINESS HOSTING plans, and disaster recovery service for VPS HOSTING plans. The data backup service is a user-managed backup application, allowing customers to administer their own backup and restoration services from their cPanel account.
Vodien provides free disaster recovery backup for VPS HOSTING plans. The disaster recovery service acts as an image-level backup solution for emergency cases.
Disaster Recovery is designed for protecting data loss in emergencies of failure in our full systems and Vodien VPS Cluster Infrastructure, to ensure business continuity for VODIEN and its customers in any severe events that may happen to our infrastructure.
The premium data backup service will be available as an add-on for WEB HOSTING and VPS HOSTING plans.
Daily backups will be automated by the subscribed backup service, providing up to the last 7 days of backup.
* Vodien backup service runs on a daily basis and overwrites any prior backups according to the type of backup plan subscribed. The service is provided to shared, business and VPS hosting accounts as a form of convenience. Vodien does not maintain backup copies for dedicated hosting accounts. Vodien reserves the right to modify or terminate the service at any time.
Email Archiving Function for bizMail
All bizMail accounts are provided with an "Email Archiving" function, allowing users to store incoming, outgoing and/or mailing list messages separately, for a specified amount of time. Archived emails will utilise the existing diskspace of the account, and have a retention period of up to 90 days. Users will be able to enable this function in their bizMail cPanel account (disabled by default).
For WEB HOSTING and BUSINESS HOSTING plans:
For VPS HOSTING plan:
For customers with Automated Daily Backup addon - (Last 7 days - 7 copies):
The backup covers files, folders and databases.
For Managed Restoration and Site Clean-up
Vodien provides managed restoration and cleanup services for websites. The backup copy used will be based on the user’s subscribed backup copy, and will be chargeable at S$120 per request for a single website. Vodien will restore the site to the latest backup copy, and clean up any malicious files present in the account. Furthermore, Vodien will investigate the root cause of the issue, update the related software if necessary and advise customers on how to better secure their application and account.
Clients have the responsibility to ensure that their hosting services are paid duly. For reinstatement and restoration services for terminated accounts, each request will be chargeable up to S$150. Reinstatement and restorations of the account will be subjected to the availability of the backup copies.
Only customers who subscribed High-Availability (HA) services remote backup will have our data protection guarantee. Vodien will ensure the safekeeping and completeness of data residing in our servers, with the exception of storage devices corruption which happens on a rare occurrence
Refunds will be given at the discretion of the Company Management. All fees outside of our 30-day money back guarantee are non-refundable and non-negotiable. The 30-day money back guarantee only pertains to basic hosting plans (for the "Web Hosting" category of products, such as webValue, webExpert, webPlus, etc). Any setup fees are NON-refundable. The cost of the domain (e.g. SGD20 for .com and SGD60 for .sg) will be deducted from the refund amount if a free promotional domain was registered. Domain names are not applicable for any refunds, but the domain name will still be rightfully owned by the registrant. All credit card payments are subjected to 5% transactional charges from our payment processor, which will be deducted from the total refund amount.
For any billing discrepancies, customers can request for a refund or credit note for the amount overcharged, within 90 days from the date when payment is made.
Any violation of Vodien Internet Solutions's Terms of Service Agreement shall result in no refund.
Sending mass emails (more than 200 email addresses per hour) on basic hosting accounts (for the "Web Hosting" category of products, such as webValue, webExpert, webPlus, etc) may cause your emails to be lost or sent unsuccessfully because of the shared usage of email resources. If you need higher email sending limits, please purchase our Business Hosting Plans for dedicated email queue (more information), VPS or Dedicated Servers.
Any account using 15% or more of the server CPU or memory can be suspended and/or terminated.
Vodien does not set arbitrary limits on the exact amount of resources a Subscriber can use. In good faith and subject to these Terms, Vodien makes every commercially-reasonable effort to provide its Subscribers with the resources needed to power their web sites successfully, as long as the Subscriber's usage complies with these Terms. By not setting arbitrary limits on resources, Vodien is able to provide simple, consistent pricing to Subscribers for their websites.
In order to ensure a consistent and quality experience for all Subscribers, Vodien has automated safeguards in place to protect against any one website from consuming too many resources, and adversely impacting the other Subscribers until Vodien can evaluate said site's resource needs. Vodien's offering of "unmetered" services is not intended to allow the actions of a single or several Subscribers to unfairly or adversely impact the service experienced by other Subscribers.
Vodien's shared hosting service hosts multiple Subscriber web sites from the same server, and allow them to share server resources. Vodien's service is designed to meet the typical needs of individuals and small business website Subscribers. It is NOT intended to support the sustained high demands of large enterprises, international businesses, or non-typical applications better suited to a dedicated server.
Vodien does not set arbitrary limits on the exact amount of traffic a website can receive or on the amount of content a Subscriber can upload to his/her/its website in a given month, as long as the Subscriber's use of the Services complies with these Terms. In most cases, a Subscriber's web site will be able to support as much traffic as the Subscriber can legitimately acquire. However, Vodien reserves the right to limit processor time, bandwidth, processes, memory, or number of files, in cases where it is necessary to prevent other Subscribers from being negatively affected.
To prevent excessive bandwidth usage in a shared environment, and to maintain the quality of data transfer rates for each shared hosting customer, certain heavy bandwidth-intensive sites are discouraged, such as, but not limited to, the following: file sharing (music, video, etc), game servers, etc. Bandwidth usage is checked daily, and successive abusers will be required to upgrade their plans, or failing that, may be subjected to immediate account suspension.
For users that require high data transfer rates, higher resources, and dedicated bandwidth, you should consider upgrading to a VPS account or Dedicated Server to ensure the best resources for your website. Dedicated bandwidth is only applicable for non-shared web hosting.
Upon submission and confirmation of your order, Vodien Internet Solutions reserves the right to process your order and invoice you for the fees. The account will be charged on the day the order is processed, regardless of the services' activation date. Our system will automatically generate the invoice when your account is due for renewal. If you wish to terminate your account, contact our billing department for termination, and upon verification, your invoice and related subscription services will be stopped. Termination requests should be made with 1 month notice in advance. Customers may be billed for, on a pro-rated basis, for any outstanding charges.
Cheque Orders: Accounts for subscribers who wish to pay by cheque will be setup when the cheque is processed by the bank and funds are received.
Disabling of accounts due to overdue payment: Accounts will be disabled if payment is not received within 7 days of the due date. If your account has been disabled, you may be charged a reconnection fee of up to $150 in order to re-enable your account.
Termination of accounts due to overdue payment: If the account is not paid within 30 days of the invoice date, the account will be terminated and all information within the account will be deleted. Vodien reserves the right to invoice you for subscription fees, should there be no termination requests for your services before they expire.
Cancellation Procedure: Valid proof of account ownership will be required to terminate an account. This includes, but is not limited to, billing information in the form of a partial credit card number or other payment information, or the billing password. Non-secure information, such as the contact email address or account billing address, is not sufficient as a security verification.
Late Fees: Payments overdue by 60 days will be subjected to a 10% late fee.
For Managed Services, Vodien stores any log files for a maximum of 30 days only. Vodien does not keep log files for Unmanaged Services. Should the customer have specific log file requirements, e.g. for audit/compliance, do get in touch with our sales team to customise a hosting package that enables the storage of log files.
There will be a one-time processing fee of S$500.00 to retrieve log files, if deemed required by the customer, or for investigation purposes.
For all newly registered domain names, customers have the responsibility to verify any web or other content related to the domain. This can be done by visiting the domain name in question. If there are any unknown content present, please contact us immediately and our support team will investigate and rectify the issue.
Parked Domain Names: There is no charge for parking additional domain names.
Virtual Domain Names: Additional domains that point to a sub folder (Virtual Domains) are free.
Domain Name Transfers: Vodien Internet Solutions shall not be held responsible for domain transfers. The account holder is responsible for completing any necessary domain name transfers.
All services such as backup and cPanel are provided for the courtesy of the subscriber. It is the sole responsibility of the subscriber to maintain the subscriber's own backup of any data. Vodien Internet Solutions is not responsible for lost data or for lost data due to third party software that is not maintained by Vodien Internet Solutions programming staff. (cPanel is not associated with Vodien Internet Solutions)
Vodien agrees not to use any Proprietary or Confidential Information ("Confidential Information") disclosed to it by the customer for its own use or for any purpose other than to carry out discussions concerning, and the undertaking of, maintaining and troubleshooting the customer's account.
Confidential Information includes, but not limited to, login information, passwords, files, databases (including, but not limited to, products, services, and customers), web designs, configuration information, or financial information of the customer.
Vodien's goal is to achieve 100% Web Site Availability for all customers.
Subject to the exceptions below, if the Web Site Availability of customer's Web site is less than the up-time guarantee of 99.9%, Vodien will issue a credit to the customer, with the credit being calculated on the basis of the monthly service charge for the affected Services in the following manner:
Upon breaching the 99.9% Up-time Guarantee SLA, for every 30 minutes block of downtime: 5% of customer's monthly hosting subscription. Maximum compensation is up to 1 month's worth of the customer's subscribed service that is affected.
Exceptions: Customer shall not receive any credits under this SLA in connection with any failure or deficiency of Web Site Availability caused by or associated with:
For hardware-related issues that require a replacement, the hardware replacement is guaranteed to be complete within SIX (6) hours. The hardware replacement timer begins once the customer opens a support ticket and Vodien determines the cause of the problem to be faulty hardware. The time it takes to troubleshoot and identify the issue/solution is outside of the SIX (6) hours Hardware SLA. The SIX (6) hours Hardware SLA also does not include the time required to install/setup/configure the operating system or applications.
Hardware SLA is not inclusive of the scheduled and upgrade maintenances that Vodien carries out occasionally. Hardware SLA is on a per-incident, and per-hardware component basis.
For every 30 minutes of downtime: 5% of customer's monthly hosting subscription. Maximum compensation is up to 1 month's worth of the customer's subscribed service that is affected.
Vodien offers 24/7 support for its customers. The support provided covers only services related to the Customer's hosting subscriptions with Vodien, and does NOT include application support such as WordPress support, Joomla support, Outlook support, etc.
Vodien's "6-hour resolution time" statement applies to most hosting-related issues that are within our control. External parties such as registrars, hosts, software/service providers, may delay resolution time. Resolution time may also vary due to more complex issues, and in these cases, the Customer will be informed by Vodien's support team.
Recovery of damages from Vodien Internet Solutions may not exceed the amount of fees it has collected on the account.
Any quotations and prices provided by Vodien Internet Solutions are accurate up to 30 days from the date of the email sent to the recipient, unless explicitly stated in the said email.
Unless stated otherwise, the Singapore Goods and Service Tax will be absorbed by Vodien Internet Solutions for the year 2012 and 2013.
For telegraphic transfers, do note that Vodien will not bear any underlying bank charges for the payment processed. Please check with your respective banks for any additional charges levied on such transfers.
Please refer to our document on our security policies.
Vodien will continue to honour all legacy product plans, upon the subscriber's request, for as long as the subscriber does not terminate or cancel the existing subscription services. Vodien reserves the right to change/update the subscriber's plan upon renewal of the subscriber's product plan.
Any web design partner listed on our website are included as convenience to our customers who are looking for web design services, and are not necessarily reflective of the web design provider's capabilities, pricing competitiveness, or performance. No representation is being made that any particular web design service provider will meet the customer's expectations. Accordingly, we do not offer advice regarding the quality or suitability of any web design provider and we assume no responsibility or liability for any advice or services rendered by any person or entity mentioned, featured on or linked to from our website.
When a new account or domain, as applicable, is registered with or transferred to Vodien or with one of its affiliates, the process requires and results in the creation of the following within the records of Vodien, in association with said new account or domain: i) Name of person registering; ii) email address; iii) user name; iv) password; and, v) associated payment information, such as Visa, Mastercard, etc., Credit Card Number & name thereon, etc.
If a person contacts Vodien and claims that he or she is entitled to access to an account, website, or domain registered with Vodien or its affiliate but is without access (for any reason such as but not limited to forgotten password or forgotten user name, data loss or corruption on personal computer, improperly locked out, and so forth), Vodien will give access to the person who acceptably evidences he or she has substantially all of:
Otherwise, Vodien will not give access and control to a claimant unless Vodien is served with a valid order of a court, agency, or appropriate Internet controlling entity such as Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"), requiring Vodien to give such access and control to said claimant.
Subscriber acknowledges and accepts that the foregoing access and control policies and procedures are the only way that notice(s) can be given and changes can be effected regarding said access and/or control;
Subscriber acknowledges and accepts said access and control policy and procedure, agrees not to bring any claim in the form of a lawsuit or otherwise against Vodien arising out of its following said policy and procedure, agrees immediately to dismiss any claim so brought, and hereby releases Vodien from all liability and all claims for damages or any other liability whatsoever that may arise out of Vodien's following said policy and procedure.
Vodien may, at our sole discretion and after your request, try to assist you to move your web hosting account to our infrastructure ("Hosting Migration"). Hosting Migrations are a service that are provided as a courtesy, and there are no guarantees regarding the success, possibility, or time required to perform and complete a Hosting Migration. Hosting Migrations are not available for websites with over 10GB of data or having more than 100,000 files. Some hosting platforms/companies have data in a proprietary or incompatible format, which may mean we will be unable to assist you in performing a Hosting Migration.
By requesting for a Hosting Migration, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to:
After a Hosting Migration has been performed, you are solely responsible for reviewing the functionality and accuracy of migrated content. If you are satisfied with the Hosting Migration, you will need to update your domain name's DNS records so that the website is accessible in its new location. We will not backup any data during a Hosting Migration, and you are recommended to backup your third-party hosted website before migration. Any changes or revisions to your website during the migration process may cause complications and is advised to be avoided.
You agree that:
Vodien is not responsible to determine ownership of websites hosted by, accounts opened with, or domains registered with Vodien or its affiliates. By accessing Vodien's system, registering, or using any of the services provided by Vodien, the Subscriber, or any other person so accessing, registering or using, hereby represents and warrants that the information provided in connection with said registration, including as well information concerning ownership of websites, domains, and accounts, is true, accurate, and complete in each material detail. Any disputes arising regarding the ownership of any account, website, or domain hosted by, opened with, or registered with Vodien or any of its affiliates are subject to the terms and conditions of this section of these Terms.
Vodien will recognize a change of ownership of account(s) with, of websites hosted by, and/or of domains registered with Vodien or its affiliates only in the event that at least one of the following occur:
Subscriber acknowledges and accepts that the foregoing policies and procedures regarding transfer of ownership are the only way that notice(s) can be given and changes can be effected regarding said transfer of ownership within Vodien; and, further, that any other changes made directly by Subscriber or by others within the online records of Vodien or of its affiliates shall not be deemed effective to give notice to Vodien or its affiliates of any changes in said ownership.
Disputes sometimes arise between or among multiple persons claiming ownership of or rights in a site hosted by Vodien or in an associated Vodien account. Vodien is not obligated to resolve any such disputes. If multiple persons are claiming ownership of or rights in a site hosted by Vodien or in an associated Vodien account, and, in Vodien's sole judgment, there is not certainty as to the ownership of or rights in said site or account, then Vodien will, to the extent of its knowledge and ability, notify said persons of the dispute and demand that said persons promptly, conclusively, and finally resolve the dispute in a manner which makes clear who the owner(s) and/or interest holder(s) is/are and in a manner which relieves Vodien of all liability or obligations concerning the dispute.
Any actions taken by Vodien in such ownership disputes will be subjected to a fee of SGD25 for the adminstrative overhead for the investigative actions, and will be deemed due and payable immediately.
If the disputing persons fail so to resolve the dispute within what Vodien, in its sole judgment, deems to be a reasonable time, then Vodien, at its option and without any obligation to do so, may, in accordance with and subject to the laws of Singapore, file an interpleader action in a court of competent jurisdiction within the Republic of Singapore for the purpose of allowing the contending persons to resolve said dispute and to reach certainty regarding ownership of or rights in said site and/or account. The person or persons conclusively and finally determined by the interpleader action to be the rightful owner(s) or interest holder(s) of said site and/or associated account shall be obligated to reimburse Vodien for all of its expenses relative to said interpleader action including without limit all its court costs and reasonable attorney fees. All amounts owed to Vodien under this process shall be deemed due and payable immediately after judgment or settlement is reached.
Please note that any changes to the owner and/or billing information stored in the account control panel must be changed by the Transferor or the Transferee. Vodien will not be liable for any inability to access the account due to a failure to release access information. Vodien reserves the right to accept or reject the request for any reason in its sole and absolute discretion.
By signing up for a billing account, you agree to be subscribed to our company's mailing list. This list will be used to announce any maintenance, scheduled down-times, promotions, updates to our products, and similar topics. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.
By signing up for a domain name with Vodien, you are governed by ICANN and its policies. The domain registrant agrees to abide to the ICANN domain legal agreements. For education purposes, you may refer to official ICANN site.
All Cloud BackupService products are supported on the listed platforms in the product page. However, the following user-level factors may affect the compatibility of the service:
In any case of service incompatibility, users are able to request for a full refund within 30 days of the subscription of the service. Users are also encouraged to sign up for our 1-month free trial to test system compatibility before subscribing to the mentioned service.
Terms Of Service are subject to change without any prior notification. Anything not listed in the Terms of Service is open to interpretation and change by Vodien Internet Solutions management without prior notice. These Terms of Service are a legally binding contract between the subscriber and Vodien Internet Solutions. By opening an account, the subscriber agrees to the above-stated terms.
All prices, with the exception of the 30-day money back guarantee, are non-refundable and non-negotiable.
The 30-day money back guarantee only pertains to shared hosting plans.
Any violation of these Terms of Service will result in termination of the account. Vodien Internet Solutions maintains the right to terminate accounts without prior notification.
We reserve the right to remove any account with 15 days prior notice via email or by other means.
The above stated Terms of Service is last updated on 10th February 2016.
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