Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to all website hosting, development & design services provided by Webterior to the Client. These Terms and Conditions were most recently updated on 13th February 2017.

Any references to “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Webterior.

All services provided by Webterior may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United Kingdom laws or international treaties. 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 Webterior UK from any claims resulting from the use of service which damages the subscriber or any other party.

Prohibited are sites that promote any illegal activity or present content that may be damaging to any server on the Internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited.

Examples of unacceptable content or links:
pirated software
hacker programs or archives
Warez sites

If your account is found to contain illegal activity, illegal MP3 Files, Pirated Software, Hacker Programs, Warez Programs or any other Illegal Files, your account will be suspended immediately. Failure to remove the offending content will result in your account being terminated – no refunds will apply. Additionally Webterior will notify the relevant authorities of your actions.

LIABILITY

Webterior hereby excludes itself, its Employees and or Agents from all and any liability from:

Loss or damage caused by any inaccuracy;

Loss or damage caused by omission;

Loss or damage caused by delay or error, whether the result of negligence or other cause in the production of the web site;

Loss or damage to clients’ artwork/photos, supplied for the site. Immaterial whether the loss or damage results from negligence or otherwise.

The entire liability of Webterior to the Client 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.

TERMINATION

Termination of services by the Client must be requested in a written notice and will be effective on receipt of such notice. E-mail or telephone requests for termination of services will not be honoured until and unless confirmed in writing. The Client will be invoiced for design work completed to the date of first notice of cancellation for payment in full within thirty (30) days.

COMPLAINTS

We like to think we get it right all the time, every time but the truth of it is everyone gets it wrong from time to time. We can only improve on our services with valid feedback from you, our customers. If you wish to make a complaint about a service you have received, please submit an email to us at [email protected], including as much detail from the issue you have. We will acknowledge your complaint within 2 business days and aim to resolve any issues within 5 business days.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

We reserve the right to change these conditions from time to time as it sees fit and your continued use of the site and our services will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms. If there are any changes to our privacy policy, we will announce that these changes have been made via relevant channels. If there are any changes in how we use our site customers’ Personally Identifiable Information, notification by e-mail or postal mail will be made to those affected by this change.

Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on our web site 30 days prior to these changes taking place. You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis These terms and conditions form part of the Agreement between the Client and ourselves. Your accessing of this website and/or subscribing for any of our services indicates your understanding, agreement to and acceptance of the Disclaimer Notice and the full Terms and Conditions contained herein. Your statutory Consumer Rights are unaffected.

ACCEPTANCE

It is not necessary for any Client to have signed an acceptance of these terms and conditions for them to apply. If a Client accepts a quote then the Client will be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the terms applying and have accepted these terms and conditions in full.

Please read these terms and conditions carefully. Any purchase or use of our services implies that you have read and accepted our terms and conditions.

CHARGES

Charges for services to be provided by Webterior are defined in the project quotation that the Client receives via e-mail. Quotations are valid for a period of 30 days. Webterior reserves the right to alter or decline to provide a quotation after expiry of the 30 days.

Unless agreed otherwise with the Client, all website design services require an advance payment of 25%. After design sign off and before we move into programming, we collect a further 25%. Once we have completed and fulfilled our scope, the final 50% is collected and your website is then scheduled for launch.

CLIENT REVIEW

Webterior will provide the Client with an opportunity to review the appearance and content of the website during the design phase and once the overall website development is completed. At the completion of the project, such materials will be deemed to be accepted and approved unless the Client notifies Webterior otherwise within ten (10) days of the date the materials are made available to the Client.

TURNAROUND TIME & CONTENT CONTROL

Webterior will install and publicly post or supply the Client’s website by the date specified in the project proposal, or at date agreed with Client upon Webterior receiving initial payment, unless a delay is specifically requested by the Client and agreed by Webterior.

In return, the Client agrees to delegate a single individual as a primary contact to aid Webterior with progressing the commission in a satisfactory and expedient manner.

During the project, Webterior will require the Client to provide website content; text, images, movies and sound files

FAILURE TO PROVIDE REQUIRED CONTENT

Webterior is a small business, to remain efficient we must ensure that work we have programmed is carried out at the scheduled time. On occasions, we may have to reject offers for other work and enquiries to ensure that your work is completed at the time arranged.

This is why we ask that you provide all the required information in advance. On any occasion where progress cannot be made with your website because we have not been given the required information in the agreed time frame, and we are delayed as result, we reserve the right to impose a surcharge of up to 25%. If your project involves Search Engine Optimisation we need the text content for your site in advance so that the SEO can be planned and completed efficiently.

If you agree to provide us with the required information and subsequently fail to do within one week of project commencement, we reserve the right to close the project and the balance remaining becomes payable immediately. Simply put, all the above condition says is do not give us the go ahead to start until you are ready to do so.

NOTE: Text content should be delivered as a Microsoft Word, email (or similar) document with the pages in the supplied document representing the content of the relevant pages on your website. These pages should have the same titles as the agreed website pages. Contact us if you need clarification on this.

ADDITIONAL EXPENSES

Client agrees to reimburse Webterior for any additional expenses necessary for the completion of the work. Examples would be purchase of special fonts, stock photography etc.

WEB BROWSERS

Webterior makes every effort to ensure websites are designed to be viewed by the majority of visitors. Websites are designed to work with the most popular current browsers (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer 8 & 9, Google Chrome, etc.). Client agrees that Webterior cannot guarantee correct functionality with all browser software across different operating systems.

Webterior cannot accept responsibility for web pages which do not display acceptably in new versions of browsers released after the website have been designed and handed over to the Client. As such, Webterior reserves the right to quote for any work involved in changing the website design or website code for it to work with updated browser software.

DESIGN CREDIT

A link to Webterior will appear in either small type or by a small graphic at the bottom of the Client’s website. If a graphic is used, it will be designed to fit in with the overall site design. If a client requests that the design credit be removed, a nominal fee of 10% of the total development charges will be applied. When total development charges are less than £5000, a fixed fee of £50 will be applied. The Client also agrees that the website developed for the Client may be presented in our portfolio.

POST-PLACEMENT ALTERATIONS

Webterior cannot accept responsibility for any alterations caused by a third party occurring to the Client’s pages once installed. Such alterations include, but are not limited to additions, modifications or deletions.

COPYRIGHT

The Client retains the copyright to data, files and graphic logos provided by the Client, and grants Webterior the rights to publish and use such material. The Client must obtain permission and rights to use any information or files that are copyrighted by a third party. The Client is further responsible for granting Webterior permission and rights for use of the same and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Webterior from any and all claims resulting from the Client’s negligence or inability to obtain proper copyright permissions. A contract for website design and/or placement shall be regarded as a guarantee by the Client to Webterior that all such permissions and authorities have been obtained. Evidence of permissions and authorities may be requested.

ACCESS REQUIREMENTS

If the Client’s website is to be installed on a third-party server, Webterior must be granted temporary read/write access to the Client’s storage directories which must be accessible via FTP. Depending on the specific nature of the project, other resources might also need to be configured on the server.

All non-UK domains are provisioned through our registrar partner OpenSRS / Tucows Domains. As such we cannot guarantee the availability of a particular domain, however any charges incurred in the registration of a domain which is subsequently found to be unavailable will be refunded in full.

Both UK and non-UK domains are provisioned through third-party registrars.  Please note that the registrars may reject a registration if invalid information is provided at the time of order.  All TLDs and ccTLDs have differing validation requirements which are also subject to change.  As such we are not responsible for the validation of such data and it is your responsibility to check that a domain registration has been completed by the receipt of a ‘domain registration confirmation’ email.  In the unlikely event a domain is rejected by the registrar, you will not receive such an email and we would need to be alerted to investigate this with the registrar directly and process the registration manually.

Webterior may purchase domain names on behalf of the Client. Payment and renewal of those domain names is the responsibility of the Client. The loss, cancellation or otherwise of the domain brought about by non or late payment is not the responsibility of Webterior. The Client should keep a record of the due dates for payment to ensure that payment is received in good time.

Domain Expiry

All domains are renewed on an annual basis, we will send out reminder emails in advance of their expiry. We will send the emails to the email address on the account, it is your responsibility to make sure the contact details are up to date. We take no responsibility if your domain renewal fails due to your contact details being incorrect. If you do not wish to renew a domain please make sure you contact us a minimum of 14 days before your domain expires by emailing us at [email protected] or by raising a support ticket via the Webterior Client Portal. All domains will be billed in advance of expiry and renewed once payment is received. If you have set up an automatic payment, this will be done automatically.

If you do not renew your domain before its expiry date it will have all services we provide suspended and you will have up to 30 days (protected period) after to renew the domain name at the original renewal fee. After 30 days your domain will be suspended and will go into a 60 day grace period which you can still renew your domain name but with an additional redemption fee of £80 + VAT. This must be requested by email before the 80th day after your domain has expired, after 90 days your domain will be cancelled and deleted from the register and made available for resale through a third party registrar. We will not guarantee the renewal of a domain name.

BANDWIDTH/DISK SPACE USAGE 

We operate an ‘unlimited’ service, meaning we do not actively limit your account on disk space or bandwidth. However, this is subject to fair use and any customer using an amount of monthly bandwidth or disk space deemed excessive in comparison to the average usage by other customers on our platform may, at our discretion, be advised to upgrade to a bespoke solution and billed accordingly.

We provision very large disks for our shared platforms, but no physical or virtual server can have an “unlimited” disk size due to limitations in both hardware and software. We will not let this hinder your usage, but it will mean that if you are operating a large account we may require that your account is moved to a server where it can be more easily accommodated without affecting other customers, or that your account is split over several shared servers. We would not charge for doing so and would always provide the information and tools necessary for you to operate your service.  We reserve the right to do this at our discretion.  However, refusal to co-operate with an account move request will result in account suspension and/or termination as we must ultimately ensure platform stability and service delivery at all times.

SERVER ABUSE

Any attempt to undermine or cause harm to a server or customer of Webterior is strictly prohibited. As our customer you are responsible for all your accounts. Should you violate the Terms of Services outlined within, your account will be cancelled without chance of refund.

DATA BACKUPS

We take backups of all data related to your hosting account. However, it is your responsibility to ensure that your own data is backed-up regularly to your own computer or another service via appropriate methods. We will not be held responsible or liable for any data that cannot be retrieved in the event of deletion, failed software installations, account termination, hardware failures, staff or user error and other events which may cause data loss.

DISCLAIMER

We cannot be held liable for system down time, crashes or data loss. We cannot be held liable for any predicated estimate of profits which a client would have gained if their site was functioning. Certain services and software provided by us are resold. Thus, certain equipment, routing, software and programming used by us are not directly owned or written by Webterior (examples include cPanel management and WHMCS billing software). Moreover, we hold no responsibility for the use of our clients’ accounts. Failure to comply with any terms or conditions will result in the automatic deactivation of the account in question. We reserve the right to remove any account, without advance notice for any reason without restitution, at our discretion.

ACCEPTABLE USAGE

We shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental and consequential damages, which may arise from servers going offline or being unavailable for any reason whatsoever. Furthermore, we shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental or consequential damages, resulting from the corruption or deletion of any web site from hosting servers; loss of service or any costs incurred due to a configuration or service issue resulting from our provided services. All damages shall be limited to the immediate termination of service.

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS

If you no longer wish to continue with your hosting, please submit a cancellation at least 7 days before your services are due to be renewed. Your account will only be deemed as terminated once all outstanding balances have been paid in full. Domains will only be considered for transfer once all balances have been settled, we will not charge you for transferring a domain(s) away to another registrar’s tag. The customer acknowledges that, termination of the agreement for any reason will result in us ceasing to provide the applicable services, with the consequences that flow from such cessation, including (but not limited to), deletion of data e.g. hosting account(s) and mailboxes.

When an invoice is delivered to the client, payment shall be remitted to us by no later than the specified payment due date. We shall be entitled to immediately terminate this agreement for client’s failure to make timely payments. We do not record or store customer credit/debit card data. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have sufficient funds to cover any transactions. Failure to make payment will result in up to three overdue notices being submitted to you before your account is suspended and/or terminated.  Accounts suspended for non-payment are liable for termination without notice. You can pay invoices online using a credit/debit card, to do this log into the Client Portal.

Accounts that remain unpaid thirty (30) days after the date of the invoice will be assessed a service charge in the amount of the higher of one and one-half percent (1.5%) or £15 per month of the total amount due.

All Cheques should be made payable to Jack Vockins and sent to: Webterior, 18 Drews Court, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2LD. BACS Transfer is also available upon request.

As a reseller of web site hosting and other Internet-related services, we offer our customers (also known as “Subscribers”) the means to acquire and disseminate a wealth of public, private, commercial and non-commercial information. We respect that the Internet provides a forum for free and open discussion and dissemination of information. However, when there are competing interests at issue, we reserve the right to take certain preventive or corrective actions. In order to protect these competing interests, we have developed an Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”), which supplements and explains certain terms of each customer’s respective service agreement, and is intended as a guide to the customer’s rights and obligations when using our services. This AUP will be revised from time to time.

One important aspect of the Internet is that no one party owns or controls it. This fact accounts for much of the Internet’s openness and value, but it also places a high premium on the judgment and responsibility of those who use it, both in the information they acquire and in the information they disseminate to others. When subscribers obtain information through the Internet, they must keep in mind that we cannot monitor, verify, warrant or vouch for the accuracy and quality of the information they acquire. For this reason, the subscriber must exercise his or her best judgment in relying on information obtained from the Internet, and also should be aware that some material posted to the Internet may be sexually explicit or otherwise offensive. Because we cannot monitor or censor the Internet, and will not attempt to do so, we cannot accept any responsibility for injury to its subscribers resulting from inaccurate, unsuitable, offensive or illegal Internet communications.

When subscribers disseminate information from the Internet, they must keep in mind that we do not review, edit, censor or take responsibility for any information its subscribers may create. When users place information on the Internet, they have the same liability as other authors for copyright infringement, defamation and other harmful speech. Also, because the information created is carried over our network and may reach a large number of people, including both our subscribers and non-subscribers, subscribers’ postings to the Internet may affect other subscribers and may affect our goodwill, business, reputation or operations. For these reasons, subscribers violate our policy and these terms when they, their customers, affiliates or subsidiaries engage in the following prohibited activities:
Spamming

Sending unsolicited bulk and/or commercial information over the Internet. It is not only harmful because of its negative impact on consumer attitudes toward Smart Cloud Hosting UK Ltd, but also because it can overload our network and disrupt service to our subscribers. Also, maintaining an open SMTP relay is prohibited. When a complaint is received, we will investigate and suspend the account that is sending spam and reserve the right to keep the account suspended until such time that the account no longer sends spam.

Audio/Video Streaming

Audio/Video Streaming is not hosting friendly. As such, we do not allow any streaming of audio or video content where the core files are hosted on our platform. Offending accounts will be suspended without noticed or terminated.
File Storage / Online Backups

We do not permit the use of our shared hosting platforms for the storage of backup or archival data including large amounts of plugin cache data (we operate server-side caching as standard), mirror sites, storage of game data including flash games, personal multimedia content such as movies, music, photos or other media.  Your account and any sub-accounts may be used for genuine web hosting purposes only.  Any such content is not permitted and will be removed and any offending accounts suspended.

Services such as OwnCloud are not permitted on our shared hosting and accounts found to be utilising web space for such services will have their data removed and services suspended.

We don’t limit your disk space providing the majority of your space is used for web hosting. We do not permit the use of our shared hosting as an e-mail archival system and you may be asked to remove e-mail, archive e-mail to your computer or upgrade to a VPS solution if it is determined your account is being used as such.
Free Hosting

We do not permit the use of our platform to provide free hosting to your customers.  Providing free hosting encourages spamming and other abuses of the platform and as such this is explicitly disallowed.

File Sharing Websites or Peer-to-peer media (including files) sharing or streaming

We do not permit the use of our platform for file sharing of any kind. This includes but is not limited to peer-to-peer file or media sharing, BitTorrent, Tor or other such forms of data transmission.

Obscene Speech or Materials

Using our network to advertise, transmit, store, post, display, or otherwise make available child pornography or obscene speech or material is prohibited. We are required by law to notify law enforcement agencies if we become aware of the presence of child pornography on or being transmitted through our network.

Defamatory or Abusive Language

Using our network as a means to transmit or post negative, defamatory, harassing, abusive or threatening language.

Forging of Headers

Forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask the originator of the message.

Illegal or Unauthorised Access to Other Computers or Networks

Using our network to access, illegally or without authorisation, computers, accounts or networks belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate security measures of another individual’s system (often known as “hacking”). Also, any activity that may be used as a precursor to an attempted system penetration (i.e., port scan, stealth scan or other information-gathering activity).
Distribution of Internet Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses or Engaging in Other Destructive Activities

Distributing information regarding the creation of and sending Internet viruses, worms, Trojan horses, pinging, flooding, mail bombing or denial of service (DDOS) attacks. Also, activities that disrupt the use of or interfere with the ability of others to effectively use the network or any connected network, system, service or equipment.

Destructive activities include inviting, either directly or indirectly, an attack (such as a DDOS) against our platform. Such invitations include inviting third parties to attempt to compromise the security of our platform or knowingly participating in an external attack (such as a DDOS) which results in retaliatory action from a third-party.

Facilitation a Violation of this AUP

Advertising, transmitting or otherwise making available any software, program, product or service that is designed to violate this AUP, which includes the facilitation of the means to spam, initiation of pinging, flooding, mail bombing, denial of service attacks and piracy of software.

Usenet Groups

We reserve the right not to accept postings from newsgroups where we have actual knowledge that the content of the newsgroup violates the AUP.

Phishing

We do not permit the hosting of any sites engaging in phishing, impersonating public institutions or private companies in an attempt to defraud members of the public. Any sites found in breach of this will be suspended or terminated without notice.
Other Illegal Activities

Engaging in activities that are determined to be illegal, including, but not limited to, advertising, transmitting or otherwise making available ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, fraudulently charging credit cards, publishing or threatening to publish private data and pirating software.

Other Activities

Engaging in activities, whether lawful or unlawful, that we determine to be harmful to our subscribers, operations, reputation, goodwill or customer relations.

As we have pointed out, the responsibility for avoiding harmful activities just described rests primarily with the subscriber. We will not, as an ordinary practice, monitor the communications of our subscribers to ensure that they comply with our policy or applicable law. However, when we become aware of harmful activities, it may take any action to stop the harmful activity, including, but not limited to, suspension or termination of hosting services, removal of information, shutting down a web site, implementing screening software designed to block offending transmissions, denying access to the Internet, or any other action we deem appropriate.
We are also aware that many of our subscribers are themselves providers of Internet services, and that information reaching our facilities from those subscribers may have originated from a customer of the subscriber or from another third party. We do not require our subscribers who offer Internet services to monitor or censor transmissions or web sites created by customers of our subscribers. We reserve the right to directly take action against a customer of our subscribers. Also, we may take action against the our subscriber because of activities of a customer of the subscriber, even though the action may affect other customers of the subscriber. Similarly, we anticipate that subscribers who offer Internet services will cooperate with us in any corrective or preventive action that we deem necessary. Failure to cooperate with such corrective or preventive measures is a violation of our policy.

We will not intentionally monitor private electronic mail messages sent or receive by our subscribers, unless required to do so by law, governmental authority or when public safety is at stake. We may, however, monitor its service electronically to determine that its facilities are operating satisfactorily. Also, we may disclose information, including, but not limited to, information concerning a subscriber, a transmission made using our network, or a web site, in order to comply with a court order, subpoena, summons, discovery request, warrant, statute, regulation or governmental request subject to Data Protection and other UK legislation. We assume no obligation to inform the subscriber that subscriber information has been provided and, in some cases, may be prohibited by law from giving such notice. Finally, we may disclose subscriber information or information transmitted over our network where necessary to protect us and others from harm, or where such disclosure is necessary to the proper operation of the system. However, we will never sell information to other services or outside companies.

We expect that our subscribers who provide Internet services to others will comply fully with all applicable laws concerning the privacy of online communications. A subscriber’s failure to comply with those laws will violate our policy. Finally, we wish to emphasise that, in accepting these terms and placing an order, subscribers indemnify Smart Cloud Hosting UK Ltd for any violation of the Service Agreement, law or Smart Cloud Hosting UK Ltd policy resulting in loss to Smart Cloud Hosting UK Ltd or the bringing of any claim against Smart Cloud Hosting UK Ltd by any third party. This means that, if we are sued because of a subscriber’s or customer of a subscriber’s activity, the subscriber will be responsible for payment of any damages awarded against us, plus costs and reasonable legal and solicitors’ fees.