By using the Lonex services, you acknowledge that you have read our set of legal documents and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions contained herein as well as all acceptable use policies incorporated by reference.
The VPS Hosting Service that is subject to the following agreement is provided by Lonex, which is a 100% owned by LiquidNet Ltd., a company registered in the United Kingdom, registration No. 4654498. Lonex and LiquidNet Ltd. will be referred to as Lonex for the sake of brevity in this document.
When signing up for a VPS hosting account with Lonex, the Customer agrees to abide by the rules and provisions explicated in these VPS Terms of Service, as well as all their coherent policies (Order Verification Policy, Acceptable Use Policy, etc.) mentioned herein.
The Customer of our Services should also be aware that when signing up for a VPS hosting account with Lonex, he/or she agrees to position data on our servers and make it accessible to the wide internet public. In this respect, the Customer understands and agrees that it is beyond the power of Lonex to restrict any public access to this data and guarantee the security of the Customer's files. The Customer, therefore, is completely in charge of protecting his/her web content on our servers and should consider carefully each piece of information before uploading it to his/her newly allocated VPS server space. We highly recommend that Customers avoid publishing online personal data that could be abused.
SERVICE AGREEMENT; ENTIRE AGREEMENT
Lonex shall provide its Services to You - the Customer - under the Terms and Conditions explicated in this Service Agreement. The Agreement is intended to keep the integrity of both Lonex and the Customer and to protect both parties from liability. This Service Agreement will be enforced to ensure the speed, power, performance, and reliability of our Services.
The Service Agreement, together with the Order Verification Policy, the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), and any other policies or agreements mentioned in this document, constitute the whole act of convention between Lonex and the Customer.
VPS SERVER HOSTING SERVICES - FEATURES, RULES FOR ACTIVATION AND PAYMENT BASIS
Upon submitting of the online order form, the Customer agrees to abide by our Order Verification Policy and the following provisions:
SERVICE GUARANTEES; DATA BACKUP
For more information, please refer to our Service Level Guarantees.
SERVICE ACTIVATION AND CONTINUANCE TIMESCALES
For newly signed up clients - the services are activated immediately after our Sales Department gets in touch with the Customer over the phone to verify the payment details (this is required due to the high fraud activity spreading online, and in order to be prevented fraudulent account usage). The payment verification procedure is obligatory and if we fail to approve a transaction within 48 hours of the payment submission, the funds will be credited back to the payer and the order will be canceled.
For existing customers - the services for existing Customers, including upgrade services and renewals, are activated immediately after our Sales Department receives the according service payment.
VPS Accounts - The newly-created VPS hosting accounts with Lonex are valid for 1 month. They can be renewed on a monthly basis, i.e. for another month that will be added to the official expiration date of the VPS server account. Domain Name Registrations/Transfers - Lonex offers for registration/transfer all TLDs (Top-Level Domains) displayed in the table below. A domain name can be purchased either at sign up together with the VPS account (at a regular or PROMOTIONAL price) or separately (later on) as an upgrade from the Customer's Billing Manager. The Customer agrees to abide by Lonex's Domain Name Registration Agreement and Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. The table below displays the minimum and maximum registration periods, as well as the annual NON-PROMOTIONAL prices of all TLDs:
|TLD||min/max period of registration @ min period price|
|.com||1/10 years @ $11.00 USD per year|
|.net||1/10 years @ $11.00 USD per year|
|.org||1/10 years @ $11.00 USD per year|
|.info||1/10 years @ $11.00 USD per year|
|.us||1/10 years @ $10.00 USD per year|
|.co.uk||1/10 years @ $18.00 USD per year|
|.de||1 year @ $10.00 USD|
|.eu||1/10 years @ $18.00 USD per year|
|.com.mx||1 year @ $51.00 USD|
|.org.uk||1/10 years @ $18.00 USD per year|
|.me.uk||1/10 years @ $18.00 USD per year|
|.ca||1/10 years @ $17.00 USD per year|
|.biz||1/10 years @ $11.00 USD per year|
|.tv||1/10 years @ $31.00 USD per year|
|.cc||1/10 years @ $24.00 USD per year|
|.name||1/10 years @ $13.00 USD per year|
|.cn||1/10 years @ $47.00 USD per year|
|.com.cn||1/10 years @ $47.00 USD per year|
|.net.cn||1/10 years @ $47.00 USD per year|
|.org.cn||1/10 years @ $47.00 USD per year|
|.com.tw||1/10 years @ $28.00 USD per year|
|.org.tw||1/10 years @ $28.00 USD per year|
|.idv.tw||1/10 years @ $28.00 USD per year|
Domain Renewals - Domain names are valid for the period of their registration (domain names can be registered for up to 10 years, depending on the domain name's TLD extension). After the expiration of a domain name several stages follow regarding its renewal.
The domain name Redemption Grace Period (RGP) is a registry level period of up to 30 days after a domain name's expiration date. During this period the domain name is kept on hold by the Registrar before it gets deleted. The domain registrant is allowed to retrieve the domain name from deletion, but this process costs additional redemption fee. This extra 30-day period extends the time available for renewing domain names. However, all domains that enter a redemption period are removed from the zone files (the list of domain names currently in the global DNS), therefore any web site or e-mail services associated with the domain name will stop working.
Extended Redemption Grace Period - the extended redemption period adds another 7 - 30 days to the domain name's redemption period. During this period the domain name owner is allowed to retrieve the domain name from deletion by contacting the domain's registrar.
After the redemption period of an expired domain name is over, follows the Pending Delete Period - a registry level period of up to 5 days during which no one is allowed to renew the domain name and it cannot be newly registered because it's still not returned to the public pool of domain names.
Released by Registry Period - after the domain name's 'Pending Delete Period' is over, the domain name is released back into the public pool of domain names and is newly available for registration.
We strongly recommend that Customers renew their domain registrations before their domain names are placed into redemption period. After a domain name transits in redemption period, we are not able to prevent its zone files from being removed from the DNS system, and any web site and associated services will cease working.
We can assist Customers in retrieving their domain names only if the domain names were registered with us. Customers will be charged a REDEMPTION FEE of $270.00 USD for each domain registration renewal. If the domain name was registered with another registrar, the Customer needs to contact that registrar for more information regarding its retrieving.
CANCELLATION, REFUND & MONEY-BACK POLICY; CHARGEBACKS
In order to cancel a VPS account, the Customer must send a support ticket to Lonex's Sales Department via his/her Billing Manager and provide any authentication credentials requested by Lonex. Any other form of cancellation request will not be accepted.
VPS accounts - The VPS accounts are set up on a monthly prepay basis. Customers may cancel their accounts at any time, however they will not be entitled to a refund for the unused period of the prepaid month, since these services do NOT include Money Back Guarantee. Any incentives offered to the Customers upon sign-up will be also canceled.
Domain Name Registrations/Transfers - Domain name registrations/transfers are also treated as non-refundable services and cannot be canceled or refunded after activated upon Customer request. The domain name owner will have access to a domain management account, and will be able to transfer the domain name to another registrar.
Chargebacks are not considered as a way of refunding. Any Customer who initiates a credit card chargeback in response to a bill or order placed with Lonex will be subject to full investigation.
When signing up for a VPS account with Lonex, the Customer agrees to the terms and conditions explicated in this document (and its coherent policies). Thus, Lonex, as well as Lonex's authorized retailers (PayPal, WorldPay, 2CheckOut), will resort to these documents as an evidence for the Customer's agreement, especially in the event that a Customer sends a chargeback inquiry based on points that he/or she first accepted, but is trying now to refute.
If/When a chargeback report is received, the first step of Lonex's Customer Care team will be to try to contact the user. Meanwhile, the Customer's VPS account will be suspended (in order to protect our system from fraudulent activity and misuse) and will remain suspended until the reasons for the chargeback have been clarified and decision has been taken for according action.
If the chargeback has occurred due to some misunderstanding, a reverse payment procedure will be initiated with the authorized retailers and eventually the account will be re-activated.
If the Customer has sent a chargeback request based on groundless argumentations (according to Lonex's own judgment and these VPS Terms of Service), then a dispute will be started with the authorized retailers in which the VPS Terms of Service and the AUP of Lonex will serve as evidence of the Customer's agreement. The retailers then, taking into consideration all provisions in these legal documents, will decide whether the Customer has had sufficient grounds for the chargeback or Lonex has the right to a reverse payment.
In case that the chargeback originates from a fraudulent user (end-client) and no reverse payment procedure can be activated, then the respective VPS account will remain suspended.
VPS RESELLER TOOLS
An eNom domain reseller account is available as a free bonus with all VPS server packages. A free billing account is included in the Ultra VPS plan. The VPS reseller tools are installed per user's request.
ACCOUNT REGISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
In consideration of their use of the Service, Customers agree to:
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
Lonex expressly bans the use of any VPS server hardware or software for trying to illegally access another hosted machine or network. Customers may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any of Lonex's Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any of Lonex's Services, through hacking, password mining or other means of close nature. Customers may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available by Lonex's Services. For more detailed information regarding all prohibited uses of our server network, please closely review next chapter of these Terms and our AUP (Acceptable Use Policy). If you still have inquiries over the matter, feel free to contact any of our Customer Care representatives.
Server content MUST comply with the parameters stated in this TOS and our Acceptable Use Policy. Web content requirements exclude the publication of illegal content or content considered inappropriate otherwise. If any of Lonex's Services are used for the illegal purpose of SPAM or UCE, they will be instantly terminated. Customers are solely responsible for the content of their messages. Using Lonex's Services in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk e-mail, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or other) is prohibited. In this light, Lonex expressly forbids any breach of Federal, State or Local regulation, including, but not limited to, the transmission of: copyrighted material, material legally judged to be threatening or obscene, and material protected by trade secrets. Lonex's VPS servers CANNOT be used for the propagation, distribution, housing, processing, storing, or handling in any way of lewd, obscene, adult or pornographic material, or any other material which is considered impermissible by Lonex's VPS Terms of Service (this document) and the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).
As a condition for Customer use of Lonex's Services, you - the Customer, agree that you will not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices, and our Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). Lonex's VPS servers can be used explicitly and only for legal purposes, and each attempt for taking indecent advantage of the servers, inconsistent with the rules, will be immediately counteracted. Lonex reserves the right at any time to disclose any information, as Lonex deems necessary, to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove from the Services any information or materials, in whole or in part, in the sole discretion of Lonex.
E-COMMERCE CUSTOMER WEBSITES
When buying a VPS server for the purpose of creating an e-commerce online store or related e-commerce activities website, the Customer agrees to be fully responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of his/her web site/ online store and e-commerce activities within that website. The Customer is the only one in charge of approving, processing and filling client orders and taking care of client requests or complaints. The Customer is also the only one in charge of the payment or satisfaction of any and all taxes related to his/her web site and online store. The Customer bears the responsibility for ensuring the security and confidentiality of any clients' data (including, without limitation, customer credit card numbers) that he/she may receive in connection with his/her web site or online store.
Each Customer is in charge of all products and services, as well as all contents and materials appearing online, including:
Each Customer guarantees to Lonex that he/she owns the right to use the Customer Content and its material, including all text, graphics, sound, music, video, programming, scripts and applets. Each Customer warrants to Lonex that the use, reproduction, propagation and transmission of the Customer Content and any information and materials contained inside do not, and will not:
Each Customer empowers Lonex to reproduce, copy, use and propagate all and any part of the Customer Content for ensuring and operating the Services. Lonex is granted the right to estimate, at its own discretion, the extent to which these operations may be carried out.
REFUSAL OF SERVICE
Lonex will thoroughly scrutinize all received orders and decide, to its own discretion, which of them do not comply with the officially stated requirements for use of Lonex's VPS servers. Lonex reserves the right to refuse Service to unlawful parties.
Lonex reserves the right to discontinue, at his own discretion, the Service provision to any subscriber that has violated the VPS Terms of Service and/or the VPS Acceptable Use Policy. In case that the Service provision has been discontinued by Lonex with no explicitly stated reason, the customer will be refunded the last payment for their VPS server.
Notices, including notices concerning breach of this Agreement will be sent either to the e-mail address provided by the Customer at sign up, OR mailed by first class mail to the postal address that the Customer has on file with Lonex. In both cases, delivery shall be deemed to have been made five (5) days after the notice has been sent. Notices from the Customer to Lonex should be sent to the address provided on Lonex's website.
Lonex guarantees highest level of Customer Care service round the clock. If you feel dissatisfied with any aspect of the Service, feel free to make use of our complaints procedure detailed below.
In order to file a complaint, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying the nature of the problem you are experiencing. Please, provide as many details about your particular case as possible. The more we know about the situation, the better, prompt and adequate our resolution will be.
Here are our steps of addressing every single complaint:
Any way of indecent treatment towards a Lonex's Customer Care employee will be considered as totally inappropriate and unacceptable. Each Customer is expected to communicate in an utterly polite and professional manner with Lonex's employees regarding any request for help or consultation via e-mail, chat, phone or through our Ticket Desk Support System. Each Customer is expected to avoid any form of emotional outburst or inappropriate language, or any other attempt to be undermined the importance of good ethics in communication and human relations. Any act of close nature, or other type of offensive, abusive, disrespectful or condescending behavior - oral, written, or delivered by a second party - to members of Lonex's Customer Care stuff will be interpreted as a breach of this TOS. Lonex reserves the right to assess at its sole discretion which behavior is to be considered as a violation of the hereby stated rule and agreement, and to undertake according actions.
CUSTOMER CARE SERVICETechnical Support
Due to the specificity of the Service, Customers are fully in charge of the management and maintenance of their VPS. However, if they need assistance or want to leave this task to our highly-qualified administrators department, they can avail of our Managed Support service available at a monthly fee of $16 USD.Control Panel Migration procedures
If the Customer wants to switch their VPS Control Panel installation from cPanel to DirectAdmin or vice versa, then they will need to follow a pre-defined Control Panel migration procedure. This procedure applies only to Regular VPS and Ultra VPS accounts ordered with an installation of the CentOS operating system and a Control Panel (cPanel or DirectAdmin) setup.
Customers may use any of the contact options listed below:
E-mail us using our Contact Us form
Send us an email to email@example.com
Use our Live Chat
Open a trouble ticket from the Customer’s VPS Billing Manager. 1-hour support response is guaranteed!
Phone or Fax:US TOLL FREE PHONE: +1-866-841-6141
NOTE: Please tell our representative who`s on the other end of the line our ID 48774.
Send us a Letter to:LiquidNet Ltd.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or any breach of this Agreement, in excess of $250.00 USD will be settled in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association.
Failure to enforce any of the provisions of this Agreement shall in no way be considered to be a waiver of these provisions, or to affect in any way the validity of this Agreement. If one or more of the provisions contained in this Agreement are found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
The Customer agrees to indemnify Lonex, its management body and employees (each an "Indemnified Party") against any losses, claims, damages, liabilities, penalties, court actions, proceedings or judgments (collectively, "Losses") to which the Indemnified Party may become subject, and out of which Losses arise or relate to this Agreement or the Customer's use of the Services. The Customer agrees to reimburse the Indemnified Party for all legal and other expenses, including any attorney fees paid by the Indemnified Party in connection with investigating, defending or settling any Loss whether or not in connection with pending or threatened litigation in which the Indemnified Party is a party.
LIMITATION ON Lonex'S LIABILITY
Force Majeure Circumstances - Lonex shall not be liable for any failure in the provision of the Services to the Customer resulting, directly or indirectly, from any (i) weather conditions and natural disasters, (ii) actions of any governmental or military authority, (iii) failure caused by telecommunications or Internet Lonex, or (iv)other force or occurrence beyond its control.
Damages & Losses - Lonex shall not be liable for (i) any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, OR for any loss of profits or loss of revenues resulting from the use of Lonex's Services by the Customer or any third parties, or (ii) any loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries or service interruptions.
Service Provision - Lonex provides the Services on an "AS IS" basis, without any warranties, including but not limited to, implied warranties, merchantability, or fitness of the Services for any particular purpose. The Customer shall be solely responsible for the selection, use and suitability of the Services, and Lonex shall have no liability therefore.
Customers do not have the right to assign this Agreement without the explicit permission of Lonex. This Agreement shall be in force and effect to the total benefit of the Customer and Lonex and their successors and permitted assigns.
Lonex reserves the right to revise this document at any time, without prior notice. Customers are encouraged therefore to periodically review these VPS Terms of Service and the Acceptable Use Policy.