JoomlaHost.com.au provides web hosting to clients worldwide, and we have a responsibility to protect each client and to provide the best services available. All clients of JoomlaHost.com.au are subject to the following terms of service:
You agree to use all JoomlaHost.com.au services and facilities at your own risk. JoomlaHost.com.au specifically disclaims all warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall JoomlaHost.com.au 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 JoomlaHost.com.au harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney's fees asserted against JoomlaHost.com.au, 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 JoomlaHost.com.au against liabilities arising out of Any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with JoomlaHost.com.au's server.
JoomlaHost.com.au 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 JoomlaHost.com.au's server. JoomlaHost.com.au shall be the sole judge of what violates this Policy.
All billing and invoicing is handled via our automated billing system. Invoices will be automatically issued to your primary account contact, and copied in to any secondary contacts who have been opted in for invoicing emails. Please ensure all these email addresses are up to date and accurate. We also strongly suggest adding the hosting-australia.com domain to your safe senders list.
JoomlaHost.com.au accept no responsibility for accounts that are effected by inaccurate or out of date email contacts. Payment cycles for recurring products are monthly, 6 monthly or 12 monthly, depending upon the plan.
Monthly and 6 Monthly accounts are issued 14 days prior to the due date.
12 Monthly accounts will be issued 28 days prior to the due date
Project or design invoice payment terms will be at the discretion of your account manager, but are generally 7 day terms.
We accept Visa, Master Card and Bank Transfer*
* Please note: Bank Transfer is accepted for 12 monthly or 6 monthly billing cycles or larger invoices only.
Clients are encouraged to pay by credit card as it is the easiest way to handle payment at this time, and prevents issues with late payment fees and/or terminated accounts. Their are no contract periods but for each successive period, your contract is automatically renewed unless we are notified otherwise.
JoomlaHost.com.au will always attempt to honor payment/billing terms and conditions of clients from existing companies that have merged with JoomlaHost.com.au. However, this may not always be possible and our afore mentioned payment terms will apply in most cases.
Payment terms are subject to change, at the discretion of JoomlaHost.com.au Management.
Your annual or monthly hosting package includes standard support and assistance. This includes items such as setting up your email clients(Normal user environment), troubleshooting server based issues or mail flow problems, advice on the use of JoomlaHost.com.au products. and other such tasks. You can find more information regarding that HERE.
Some tasks will also incur a charge, and these are generally broken up into two types:
- Website Design or Support - Hosting and Related Products.
Website Design or Support charges are for items related directly to your website and work carried out within the site. These are generally in addition to your monthly or Annual Hosting fees. For example, a new Website Build or modifying the contact details on your website.
These charges also cover additional support directly related to faults being caused by your onsite computer software or equipment. Clients who have created non-standard hosting or email environments, for example custom on-server DNS settings, advanced CRON jobs, externally handled mail (MX) services, externally handled hosting/website services, off-server DNS zones or a number of other advanced configuration may also incur charges related to troubleshooting and support of these issues.
JoomlaHost.com.au Support staff will attempt to advise when the above charges may apply, in the case where support staff omit advising the client, charges will be applied according to the the descriptions provided on the Support Rates & Descriptions page, as linked at the bottom of this section.
Issues relating directly to our server are generally covered by the recurring hosting fees you pay for your services, and are generally referred to as Server Based Support. You will also find additional information regarding this via the linked article at the bottom of this section.
Hosting and Related Products include such things as your recurring domain renewals, ongoing hosting fees, SSL Certificates, SPAM Protect and other web hosting related products. More information on these products can be found under the various menu items on our website.
Note: In the case of site hacking or malware...our support team may need to carry out unapproved work on your site, or suspend your services to preserve server integrity. In these cases, efforts will be made to contact you, but if we are not successful, work may be carried out and charges invoiced as necessary to protect the server and services.
You can find further details on the different types of charges and various examples, as well as additional information on the above mentioned policies on the Support Rates and Descriptions Knowledgebase Article found HERE.
Under normal operating procedures, JoomlaHost.com.au does not offer refunds on any Hosting, Domain or related services. There may be exceptions to this rule for promotional purposes or for new product sign ups eg our 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. If this is the case, this will be clearly outlined in the product description.
Other, non hosting or domain products may be eligible for refunds in certain circumstances and these products will have these conditions and criteria outlined in the product description.
In addition to the above terms, when you accept a design quotation with JoomlaHost.com.au, we request a 40% start up payment, with the balance due on completion of the project. In some cases, your account manager may choose to adjust this fee.
NOTE - Once work has commenced, this amount is non refundable. This is normally with 24 hours of the payment being received.
Services will not be fully made active until the invoice ais paid in full, unless prior arrangements are made.
In the event you wish to cancel the project prior to completion, for whatever reason, the 40% start up fee is non refundable. Any other costs or work completed on the project up until the point of cancellation, will also be invoiced at this point. Once these amounts are paid, you will be given access to any applicable products and/or services, to do with as you wish.
During the build process, our design team will discuss the function, style and layout of your website or project. You are welcome to provide as much or as little input as you desire.
You will also be given several opportunities to review and modify the site during the design phase. Our quotations allow for minor amendments to the site, providing it doesn't require a large structural rebuild or modification.
Please note, should you choose to waive the the opportunity to have input into the site build, and have JoomlaHost.com.au design a site on your behalf, eg you do not wish to assist with the style and layout of the site, the above mentioned modifications may incur further costs.
We suggest to all clients that you provide input during the design process, so the end product is suitable to your purpose and tastes, but we do understand that some clients do not have the time to do so and as such, our design process makes allowances for time short clients.
All accounts are billed according to the dates they were first activated on. Late fees may be applied after 10 days past due. This is $5 or 7.5% of the total invoice amount, whichever is greater.
Invoices that go past 14 days overdue, may be automatically suspended by our billing platform, unless other arrangements have been made. Please note, if you are paying via bank transfer, sites will not automatically be un-suspended until payment has been cleared into the nominated HA Bank Account. This can take up to 48 hours to occur.
If an account is suspended due to late payment, the account must be paid in full for un-suspension, including any Late Fees that may apply. (See further information under Limitation of Liability regarding suspended sites)
Credit Card payments will result in immediate un-suspension.
If invoices remain unpaid for longer than 30 days, your account may be terminated.
Wholesale and reseller accounts may operate on different overdue action paths or late fee policies as defined above, depending on the size and type of account. Please contact your Account Manager for details.
Should a reseller service reach an overdue period of 90 days or more, JoomlaHost.com.au will attempt to contact the reseller by all available avenues to obtain a payment. Should the account continue to remain overdue, JoomlaHost.com.au reserves to the right to contact all customers under the reseller partition and advise them of the situation. JoomlaHost.com.au may either take the accounts over or advise the client on options of moving to another provider.
JoomlaHost.com.au shall not be held liable resulting for any lost income should this situation occur due to unpaid invoices.
All services provided by JoomlaHost.com.au may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any 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 JoomlaHost.com.au 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 JoomlaHost.com.au 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.
JoomlaHost.com.au offers Unlimited Bandwidth on some Hosting Packages. This essentially means that no limits are applied to your bandwidth usage, however a precautionary cap is set at 100,000mb per month, to prevent malware or hacking scripts exploiting the server. Providing your webhosting and email usage is deemed to be within a fair and reasonable limit for the type of site and package you are on and that it doesnt effect server resources.
Should your accounts bandwidth usage reach a stage that is deemed to have surpassed a fair and reasonable level, JoomlaHost.com.au administrators will contact you to discuss the situation and what options are available.
The following scripts are banned from use on our servers and may not be uploaded or run. Reasons for banning them include adverse effects on server load, invitations to hackers/spammers/criminal activity, etc.
IRC egg drops Proxy servers Mail bombers Anonymous mailers IP spoofers Port scanners Hivemail Telnet or SSH Access Scripts nph-proxy (and other scripts what operates like proxy) UBB (Ultimate Bulletin Board, all versions) lstmrge.cgi phpShell FormMail.cgi FormMail.pl from Matt's Script Archive.
Sites that are detected to be using any of the above scripts, infected with Malware or in someway compromised, will on most occasions immediately suspended, and in some cases further work may be required by our staff.
In the event you cannot be contacted regarding this work, JoomlaHost.com.au reserves the right to take further action and carry out work on your site to preserve server integrity. Charges may apply for this work.
JoomlaHost.com.au guarantees 99.9% uptime of all services, including email and hosting. In the event we do not achieve these targets, partial or whole refunds or account credits may be applicable. These will be at the discretion of JoomlaHost.com.au management. NOTE - Please see our Limitation of Liability disclaimer below.
JoomlaHost.com.au servers maintain secure off server backups. These are kept according to an archive schedule, so that in the even of a unrecoverable server issue, JoomlaHost.com.au Administrators are able to roll back to a particular date to restore services.
As part of this process, JoomlaHost.com.au has made backups available for customer use were available. Access to the backup is via JoomlaHost.com.au's support team only. Further information regarding the costs of restoration and the backup cycles are available in our Knowledgebase.
As outlined in the Limitation of Liability section below, JoomlaHost.com.au does not accept liability should these backups fail and/or not be available for restoration of sites or data at any given time.
From time to time, our Server Administration team may be required to update server software, for example pHp or SQL versions. This is done to maintain server security, performance and stability. Our server team will always carefully assess these upgrades, and choose a version that is stable and secure. This may not always be the latest version, as new releases quite often need to have patches and updates applied.
In some cases, and in particular on older or out of dates sites, this may cause compatibility issues. JoomlaHost.com.au is happy to assist you to work through these issues, but design charges may apply if there is a requirement to rewrite or update code in your website. This will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Our server also operates a cloud based operating system, which allows you to upgrade or downgrade certain software versions via your cPanel. (Note, a small charge does apply for this feature)
Generally, we will give adequate notice to clients of upgrades, however, should a security issue develop that is deemed server critical, some upgrades may be performed with as little as 4 hours notice. In this case, our server and support teams will always work with you to resolve any site compatibility issues.
JoomlaHost.com.au shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental and consequential damages, which may arise from JoomlaHost.com.au servers going off-line or being unavailable for any reason whatsoever. Furthermore, JoomlaHost.com.au 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 JoomlaHost.com.au servers. All damages shall be limited to the immediate termination of service.
JoomlaHost.com.au will not be responsible for any disruption to services due to site suspension due to, but not limited to the following: Compromised website files Compromised email accounts Late Payment of Invoices Breaches of our Acceptable Use Policy (as outlined above) Use of Banned Scripts (as outlined above)
JoomlaHost.com.au 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 JoomlaHost.com.au are resold. Thus, certain equipment, routing, software, and programming used by JoomlaHost.com.au are not directly owned or written by JoomlaHost.com.au. Moreover, JoomlaHost.com.au 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 JoomlaHost.com.au sees fit.
Users' privacy is very important to JoomlaHost.com.au. We are committed to safeguarding the information Users entrust to JoomlaHost.com.au. The Information We Collect JoomlaHost.com.au collects personally identifiable information from Users through online forms for ordering products and services. We may also collect information about how Users use our Web site, for example, by tracking the number of unique views received by the pages of the Web site or the domains from which Users originate. We use "cookies" to track how Users use our Web site.
JoomlaHost.com.au may use personally identifiable information collected through our Web site to contact Users regarding products and services offered by JoomlaHost.com.au and its trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners, and otherwise to enhance Users' experience with JoomlaHost.com.au and such affiliates, independent contractors and business partners. At no time will JoomlaHost.com.au's database of users ever be sold to any entity for the purpose of marketing or mailing lists. Personal information will not be sold or otherwise transferred to our business partners without your prior consent, except that we will disclose the information we collect to third parties when, in our good faith judgment, we are obligated to do so under applicable laws.
JoomlaHost.com.au reserves the right to add, revise, amend, or modify the Agreements published on our Website at any time & in any manner. Notice of any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted in accordance with our policies.