Hosting for Writers, Terms of Service

Web Hosting – Terms of Service (TOS)

These Terms of Service (the “Agreement”) set forth the terms and conditions of Your Use of hosting and related services (“Services”). In this Agreement “You” and “Your” refer to You as the user of Our Services, or any agent, employee, servant or person authorized to act on Your behalf. “We”, “us” and “our” refer to Hosting For Writers, as well as its subsidiaries and sister companies (“Hosting For Writers”, “ByKai”, “). This Agreement explains Our obligations to You, and explains Your obligations to Us for the various services or products offered by Hosting For Writers (“Services”). When You use Your account or permit someone else to use it to purchase or otherwise acquire access to additional Services or to cancel Your Services (even if We were not notified of such authorization), You signify Your agreement to the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement.  We also have a Privacy policy (which also covers our blog) and additional terms, which may be sent to you for agreement when signing up for extra services.

Term of Agreement; Modification

You agree that Hosting For Writers may modify this Agreement and the Services it offers to You from time to time. You agree to be bound by any changes Hosting For Writers may reasonably make to this Agreement when such changes are made. If You have purchased Services from Hosting For Writers, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect as long as You take advantage of and use the Services. By continuing to use the Services after any revision to this Agreement or change in services, you agree to abide by and be bound by any such revisions or changes.

Accurate Information

You agree to maintain accurate information by providing updates to Hosting For Writers, as needed, while You are using the Services. You agree You will notify Hosting For Writers within five (5) business days when any change of the information You provided as part of the application and/or registration process changes. Failure by You, for whatever reason, to respond within five (5) business days to any inquiries made by Hosting For Writers to determine the validity of information provided by You will constitute a material breach of this Agreement. If You provide any information that is inaccurate, not current, false, misleading or incomplete, or if Hosting For Writers has reasonable grounds to suspect that Your information is inaccurate, not current, false, misleading or incomplete, Hosting For Writers has the absolute right, in its sole discretion, to terminate its Services and close Your account.

Headings

The section headings appearing in this Agreement are inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section or in any way affect such section.

Privacy

Hosting For Writers ‘s Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference, is applicable to all Services. The Privacy Policy sets out Your rights and Hosting For Writers ‘s responsibilities with regard to Your personal information. Hosting For Writers will not use Your information in any way inconsistent with the purposes and limitations provided in the Privacy Policy. You agree that Hosting For Writers, in its sole discretion, may modify the Privacy Policy, and You further agree that, by using the Services after such modifications become effective, You have agreed to these modifications. You acknowledge that if you do not agree to any such modification, you may terminate this Agreement. Hosting For Writers will not refund any fees paid by You if You terminate your Agreement under this provision. You represent and warrant that You have provided notice to, and obtained consent from, any third party individuals whose personal data You supply to Hosting For Writers as part of the Services with regard to: (i) the purposes for which such third party’s personal data has been collected; (ii) the intended recipients or categories of recipients of the third party’s personal data; (iii) which parts of the third party’s data are obligatory and which parts, if any, are voluntary; and (iv) how the third party can access and, if necessary, rectify the data held about them. You further agree to provide such notice and obtain such consent with regard to any third party personal data You supply to Hosting For Writers in the future. Hosting For Writers is not responsible for any consequences resulting from Your failure to provide notice or receive consent from such individuals nor for Your providing outdated, incomplete or inaccurate data.
Our full privacy policy is here.

Accepted Use Policy

Hosting For Writers’s Accepted Use Policy (“AUP”), which is incorporated herein by reference, is applicable to all Services. You should use all Services for lawful purposes only. You agree to maintain Your website in full compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in the AUP. By using any Services, You agree:

  • not to violate the laws, regulations, ordinances or other such requirements of any applicable Federal, State or local government.
    • not to transmit any unsolicited commercial or bulk email, not to be engaged in any activity known or considered to be spamming or Mail Bombing.  We do not allow people to run mailing lists from our main servers – we have addons for that.  If you need support, please contact us.
    • not to make any illegal communication to any Newsgroup, Mailing List, Chat Facility, or another Internet Forum.
    • not to make, attempt or allow any unauthorized access to Hosting For Writers website, servers, your own hosting account or the account of any other customers of Hosting For Writers.
    • not to allow any remote code execution of malicious software through the hosting account provided by Hosting For Writers.
    • not to cause denial of service attacks, port scans or other endangering and invasive procedures against Hosting For Writers servers and facilities or the servers and facilities of other network hosts or Internet users.
    • not to forge the signature or other identifying mark or code of any other person or engage in any activity to attempt to deceive other persons regarding the true identity of the User.
    • not to use Hosting For Writers services to host any website, other content, links or advertisements of websites that: infringe any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any third party information; contain nudity, pornography or other content deemed adult related; profess hatred for particular social, ethnical, religious or other group; contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of a computer or a person’s property; contain warez; contain any kind of proxy server or other traffic relaying programs; promote money making schemes, multi-level marketing or similar activities; contain lottery, gambling, casino; contain torrent trackers, torrent Portals or similar software; violent or encouraging violence.
    • not to upload unacceptable material which includes: IRC bots, warez, image, file storage, mirror, or banner-ad services, topsites, streaming, Escrow, High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or related sites, investment sites (FOREX, E-Gold Exchange, etc), bitcoin miners, sale of any controlled substances without providing proof of appropriate permit(s) in advance, AutoSurf sites, Bank Debentures, Bank Debenture Trading Programs, Prime Banks Programs, lottery sites, hate sites, hacking focused sites/archives/programs, or sites promoting illegal activities, IP Scanners, Brute Force Programs, Mail Bombers and Spam Scripts. We are a fully inclusive company and do not tolerate TERF or other hate speech and will report automatically to authorities where required.  Uploading (deliberately) any of these items will see your site suspended and possibly terminated.
      (content discussing these items are acceptable, scripts or automatic items to operate businesses with these are not.  If you’re unsure, please contact us).
    • not to engage in or to instigate actions that cause harm to Hosting For Writers or other customers. Such actions include, but are not limited to, actions resulting in blacklisting any of Our IPs by the any online spam database, actions resulting in DDOS attacks for any servers, etc. Hosting For Writers reserves the right to refuse service to anyone upon Our discretion. Any material that in Hosting For Writers judgment, is either obscene or threatening is strictly prohibited and will be removed from Hosting For Writers servers immediately with or without prior notice and may lead to possible warning, suspension or immediate account termination with no refund. You agree that We have the sole right to decide what constitutes a violation of the acceptable policy use described above as well as what is the appropriate severity of any corrective action to be applied. In the event that a violation of Our Acceptable Use Policy is found, Hosting For Writers will take corrective action upon our own discretion and will notify You. Hosting For Writers decision in such case is binding and final and cannot be a subject of a further change. Hosting For Writers cannot and shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from Our measures against actions causing harm to Hosting For Writers or any other third party. We have the right to terminate each and any hosting account that has been suspended for any reason for more than 14 calendar days after the suspension date, unless You have taken corrective measures to remove the initial suspension threat or violation. Any backup copies of the hosting account will be permanently deleted upon termination and no refund will be due. Hosting For Writers will not be liable for any loss or damages in such cases.
    • not to violate the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 or similar legislation, or promote, encourage or engage in the sale or distribution of prescription medication without a valid prescription.
    • Agree that you will ensure your own site is compliant with all current laws, including GDPR and privacy.

At its discretion, Hosting For Writers reserves the right to investigate the use of its services for violations of its policies. This includes all hosting packages and services. Hosting For Writers further reserves the right to remove any content we determine to be prohibited by this agreement or our Terms and Conditions. No backups will be kept of removed content.

Resellers: You are responsible for your client’s sites.  Please ensure that your terms include the same verbiage as above.

Storage and Security

At all times, You shall bear full risk of loss and damage to Your server and all of Your server content. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password and account information. You acknowledge and agree that You are solely responsible for all acts, omissions and use under and charges incurred with Your account or password or in connection with the server or any of Your server content displayed, linked, transmitted through or stored on the server. You shall be solely responsible for undertaking measures to: (i) prevent any loss or damage to Your server content; (ii) maintain independent archival and backup copies of Your server content; (iii) ensure the security, confidentiality and integrity of Your server content transmitted through or stored on Hosting For Writers servers; and (iv) ensure the confidentiality of Your password. Hosting For Writers services are not intended to be used for data backup or archiving purposes. Using an account as an online storage space for archiving electronic files is prohibited and will result in termination of hosting services without prior notice. We reserve the right to delete Your archives if they affect Our overall server performance and Hosting For Writers shall have no liability to You or any other person for loss, damage or destruction of any of Your content. The services offered by Hosting For Writers are not intended to provide a PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant environment and therefore should not be utilized as such without further compliance activity. Hosting For Writers shall have no liability to You or any other person for Your use of Hosting For Writers products and/or services in violation of these terms.

Ownership

Except as otherwise set forth herein, all right, title and interest in and to all, we own all content loaded to our sites (Hosting for Writers and sister companies).  Some documents may be duplicatable, which we allow under our terms and conditions (set out herein).  Otherwise, the content you load is your own.  We keep a copy only for backups, for the duration of your contract. 
Any designs created by us belong with the purchaser of the theme or plugin.  If you own the plugin or theme, we create the code for you.  If we provide the plugin or theme, all coding that we create is considered ours.

Non-Exclusive Right To Use

If You have purchased and/or been given permission to use software from Hosting For Writers, Hosting For Writers grants You a limited, non-exclusive, nontransferable and non-assignable right and ability to use the software for such purposes as are ordinary and customary. You are free to use the software on any computer, but not on two or more computers at one time. You agree to not alter or modify the software. You agree You are not authorized to combine the software with any other software program, create derivative works based upon the software, nor are You authorized to integrate any plug-in or enhancement which uses or relies upon the software. You further agree not to reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise attempt to uncover the source code. Hosting For Writers reserves all rights to the software. The software and any copies You are authorized to make are the intellectual property of Hosting For Writers. The source code and its organization are the exclusive property of Hosting For Writers and the software is protected by copyright law. Except as expressly provided for in this section, this Agreement does not grant You any rights in the software and all rights are reserved by Hosting For Writers.

Any such software and Services are provided to You “as is” without warranty of any kind either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Third-Party Software

Hosting For Writers provides some third-party software to You for easier account management including, but is not limited to cPanel, etc. Such software is provided on an “as is” as available basis. We do not guarantee that any specific results can be obtained by using such software. Hosting For Writers does not take responsibility for any faults in such software functioning.

Our maintenance system for WordPress, WPMUDev, is designed to monitor and update your site, but you should also be aware and keep backups of your own content.  Often, we use WordPress to build sites.  As with all open source software, it can be vulnerable.
Other recommendations such as Cloudflare are your choice.

By using Hosting For Writers Services that include such third-party software, you specifically agree to the relevant third-party terms of service and that You shall use the services in accordance with such terms. The following are examples of where you attest that You agree to third-party software terms. The examples are not exhaustive. If You order cPanel to use for Your hosting services, Your order constitutes explicit agreement with cPanel’s terms and You authorize Hosting For Writers to agree to such terms on Your behalf. The terms of service for cPanel may be found here. We do not currently offer Windows servers.

You can add and use third-party software on Your account only if it is compatible with Our servers and is approved by Hosting For Writers. Your use of any third party software is at Your own risk. Hosting For Writers does not control and therefore cannot be responsible for any third party software performance and provides no guarantees that its use will result in any particular outcome or result. Hosting For Writers will have no liability or responsibility for any damage, loss of data, loss of use or other loss occurring in connection with Your use of third party software or products. Hosting For Writers reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to terminate, suspend, cancel or alter Your access to third-party software at any time.

You are solely responsible for any license and other fees required by the software providers, for using any third-party software installed on Your account apart from the initial account setup.

Third-Party Content

If You elect to sell or resell advertising or web space to a third party then You will be responsible for the contents of that advertising and the actions of that third party. Hosting For Writers has the absolute right to reject any advertising or other third party content that is illegal, offensive or otherwise in breach of the then current Hosting For Writers policy or agreement. Such content may result in the suspension or in the immediate termination of Your account. You are responsible for monitoring all service renewals and orders. In the event that an error occurs the account holder must notify Hosting For Writers immediately of the error. In no event shall Hosting For Writers be liable to the Account Holder for any damages resulting from or related to any failure or delay of domain registration, transfer or renewal.

Billing and Payment

All fees for the Services shall be in accordance with Hosting For Writers ‘s fee schedule then in effect, the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference, and shall be due at the times provided therein. Fees for renewal periods after the Initial Term shall be due and owing immediately upon the first day of such renewal period. Hosting For Writers may impose a debt service charge equal to one and one-half percent (1.5%) of the overdue balance for each month or fraction thereof the overdue amount remains unpaid. In addition, in the event that any amount due Hosting For Writers remains unpaid seven (7) days after such payment is due for shared hosting packages and three (3) days for VPS and dedicated servers, Hosting For Writers, in its sole discretion, may immediately terminate this agreement, and/or withhold or suspend Services. There will be a $15.00 fee to reinstate accounts that have been suspended or terminated. All taxes, fees and governmental charges relating to the Services provided hereunder shall be paid by You.

If You signed up for a monthly payment plan, Your monthly billing date will be determined based on the day of the month You purchased the products or Services. If You signed up for an annual (or longer) payment plan, and You elected the automatic renewal option, Hosting For Writers will automatically renew Your Services when they come up for renewal and will take payment in accordance with the designated payment method at Hosting For Writers ‘s then current rates.

If you improperly charge back for web hosting services rendered, we may disable the ability to transfer any other your Hosting For Writers services away from Hosting For Writers.

Termination & Cancellation Policy

The initial term of Your agreement with Hosting For Writers shall be as set forth in Your Order Form. The Initial Term shall begin upon commencement of the Services in the Order Form. After the Initial Term, your agreement with Hosting For Writers shall automatically renew for successive terms of equal length as the Initial Term, unless terminated or cancelled by either party as provided in this section.

This agreement may be terminated: (i) by You by submitting a helpdesk ticket under Billing Issues category at least three (3) working days before the account is due to renew; or (ii) by Hosting For Writers at any time, without prior notice, if, in Hosting For Writers ‘s judgment, You are in violation of any terms or conditions herein; or (iii) in Hosting For Writers ‘s sole judgment, Your use of the Services places or is likely to place unreasonable demands upon Hosting For Writers or could disrupt Hosting For Writers ‘s business operations; or (iv) by Hosting For Writers if it so determines that You are or are alleged to be violating the terms and conditions of any other agreement entered into by You and either Hosting For Writers or Hosting For Writers.

In the event of termination or suspension of Services under the above circumstances, You agree (a) that no pre-paid fees will be refunded to You; and (b) that Hosting For Writers may take control of any domain name associated with the terminated Services, provided such domain name was registered through the domain name registration of Hosting For Writers.

You may receive a refund within 30 days of your first payment, with exclusions. Refunds do NOT apply to dedicated IP addresses, SSL certificates, renewals, any third party product (WHMCS, cPanel, Softaculous, etc.) that are not included into the package and are purchased at additional fee, domain registration related fees.

In the event of termination of this Agreement caused by your default hereunder, you shall bear all costs of termination, including any reasonable costs Hosting For Writers incurs in closing your account. You agree to pay any and all costs incurred by Hosting For Writers in enforcing your compliance with this Section. Upon termination, you shall destroy any copy of the materials provided to you hereunder and referenced herein. You agree that upon termination or discontinuance for any reason, Hosting For Writers may delete all information related to you on the Services.

Customer Support

Hosting For Writers provides customer support to You at no additional fee for issues related to Hosting For Writers service only. Hosting For Writers has the right to decide what is a service related issue and to charge additional fees or refuse support for non-service related issues. Any fees paid by You for providing non-service related support are non-refundable.

You can request customer support only by opening Ticket through the HelpDesk system located in the Customer area. Hosting For Writers will have no liability to provide customer support if it is requested in any other way apart from the HelpDesk system. You are solely responsible to use the appropriate HelpDesk category when opening Live Chat or posting Ticket. Hosting For Writers will have no liability to respond to tickets opened in inappropriate categories. Hosting For Writers shall not be liable for any delay in Live Chat and/or Ticket opened in inappropriate categories. You acknowledge that by asking our customer support representatives for assistance, You authorize their intervention and operation in Your account.

You must provide Hosting For Writers with all information and access to facilities that Hosting For Writers may reasonably require to provide the requested customer support.

You are solely liable for performing and storing a back-up copy of your data, files and hosting account prior to requesting customer support and agreeing to any interference or operation, provided by Hosting For Writers. In the event You are not satisfied with the outcome of any action You shall be solely responsible for restoring the back-up copies of Your data. You should not abuse the HelpDesk system. Abuse of the HelpDesk system includes, but is not limited to, excessive and inappropriate Tickets opened by a single Customer, aggressive and/or harassing behavior, posting Tickets, etc. Any abuse of the HelpDesk system may result in warning, HelpDesk access restrictions, account suspension or possible account termination with no refund. Hosting For Writers has the sole right to decide what constitutes abuse of the HelpDesk system.

Legal Purposes

The web hosting and reseller hosting account and/or related electronic services can only be used for legal purposes under all applicable international, federal, provincial, and municipal laws. The intent of Hosting For Writers is to provide space to serve web documents, not as an off-site storage area for electronic files and is governed by the AUP. Violations of the AUP or any other provisions of this Agreement may result in termination of the Services provided by Hosting For Writers, with or without the grant of a notice or cure period, such notice or cure period to be granted at the sole discretion of Hosting For Writers based upon the severity of the violation. Hosting For Writers reserves the right to refuse Service if any of the content within, or any links from, the Your website is deemed illegal, misleading, or obscene, or is otherwise in breach of Hosting For Writers ‘s AUP, in the sole and absolute opinion of Hosting For Writers. You agree that Hosting For Writers shall not be liable to you for loss or damages that may result from its refusal to host your website or provided the Services under this Agreement.

Account Use

You agree to follow generally accepted rules of “Netiquette” when sending e-mail messages or posting to newsgroups. You are responsible for security of Your password. Hosting For Writers will not change passwords to any account without proof of identification, which is satisfactory to Hosting For Writers, which may include written authorization with signature. In the event of any partnership break-up, divorce or other legal problems that includes You, You understand that Hosting For Writers will remain neutral and may put the account on hold until the situation has been resolved. Under no circumstances will Hosting For Writers be liable for any losses incurred by You during this time of determination of ownership, or otherwise. You agree to defend (through counsel of Our choosing), indemnify and hold harmless Hosting For Writers from any and all claims arising from such ownership disputes. If you are required to supply or transmit sensitive information to Hosting For Writers you should take all due precautions to provide any sensitive information over a secure communication channel.

Currency

While all purchases are processed in US dollars, Hosting For Writers may provide an estimated conversion price to currencies other than US dollars. You acknowledge and agree that the pricing displayed during the checkout process is an estimate. Due to potential slight time delays between actual purchase and the payment settlement, the actual price charged may fluctuate. Accordingly, Hosting For Writers makes no representations or warranties that the actual price will be the same or substantially similar to the actual price You will pay and You waive any and all claims based upon any discrepancy between the estimate and the actual price. In addition, You may be charged VAT, based on the country indicated in Your billing address section. Any amounts to be charged will appear during the checkout process.

Limitation of Liability; Waiver and Release

The Services offered by Hosting For Writers are being provided on an “AS IS” and Hosting For Writers expressly disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including without limitation any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringment, to the fullest extent permitted or authorized by law. Without limitation of the foregoing, Hosting For Writers expressly does not warrant that the Hosting For Writers Services will meet Your requirements, function as intended, or that the use of the provided Services will be uninterrupted or error free. You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Services is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Hosting For Writers shall create any warranty not expressly made herein. You agree that Hosting For Writers will not be liable for any (i) suspension or loss of the Services, except to the limited extent that a remedy is provided under this Agreement; (ii) interruption of business; (iii) access delays or access interruptions to the website(s) provided through or by the Services; (iv) loss or liability resulting from acts of god; (v) data non-delivery, mis-delivery, corruption, destruction or other modification; (vi) events beyond the control of Hosting For Writers; (vii) the processing of Your application for Services; or (viii) loss or liability resulting from the unauthorized use or misuse of Your account identifier or password.

In no event shall Hosting For Writers be liable for any or all direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including, but not limited to, negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of the Services, even if Hosting For Writers is aware of or has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

In addition, You specifically acknowledge and agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to Hosting For Writers or the Services provided by Hosting For Writers must be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues, otherwise such cause of action shall be permanently barred.

In addition, You specifically acknowledge and agree that in no event shall Hosting For Writers’s total aggregate liability exceed the total amount paid by You for the particular Services that are the subject of the cause of action.

The foregoing limitations shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law, and shall survive any termination or expiration of these Terms of Service or Your use of Hosting For Writers or its Services offered.

No waiver of any provision of this Agreement shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Hosting For Writers.

Indemnification

Accordingly, You for Yourself and all of Your heirs, personal representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns, hereby fully release, remise, and forever discharge Hosting For Writers and all affiliates of Hosting For Writers, and all officers, agents, employees, and representatives of Hosting For Writers, and all of their heirs, personal representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns, for, from and against any and all claims, liens, demands, causes of action, controversies, offsets, obligations, losses, damages and liabilities of every kind and character whatsoever, including, but not limited to, any action omission, misrepresentation or other basis of liability founded either in tort or contract and the duties arising thereunder, whether known or unknown, relating to or arising out of, or in any way connected with or resulting from, the Services and Your acquisition and use thereof, including, but not limited to, the provision of the Hosting For Writers products and/or services by Hosting For Writers and its agents and employees. Further, You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Hosting For Writers and any of its contractors, agents, employees, officers, directors, shareholders, affiliates and assigns from any loss, liability, damages or expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of (i) any breach of any representation or warranty provided in this Agreement, or as provided by Hosting For Writers’s AUP or any other agreement that has been incorporated by reference herein; (ii) the Services or your use of the Services, including without limitation infringement or dilution by You or by another using the Services from Your computer; (iii) any intellectual property or other proprietary right of any person or entity; (iv) any information or data You supplied to Hosting For Writers, including, without limitation, any misrepresentation in Your application, if applicable; (v) the inclusion of metatags or other elements in any website created for you or by you via the Services; (vi) any information, material, or services available on your Hosting For Writers Hosted website; or (vii), any negligence or willful misconduct by You, or any allegation that Your account infringes a third person’s copyright, trademark or proprietary or intellectual property right, or misappropriates a third person’s trade secrets.

This indemnification is in addition to any indemnification required of You elsewhere. Should Hosting For Writers be notified of a pending law suit, or receive notice of the filing of a law suit, Hosting For Writers may seek a written confirmation from You concerning Your obligation to defend, indemnify Hosting For Writers. Such written confirmation may include the posting of performance bonds or other guarantees. Your failure to provide such a confirmation may be considered a breach of this agreement. You agree that Hosting For Writers shall have the right to participate in the defense of any such claim through counsel of its own choosing. You agree to notify Hosting For Writers of any such claim promptly in writing and to allow Hosting For Writers to control the proceedings. You agree to cooperate fully with Hosting For Writers during such proceedings. The terms of this section will survive any termination or cancellation of this Agreement.

Trademark or Copyright Claims

Hosting For Writers is a service provider and respects the copyrights and other intellectual property rights of others [and herein incorporates its Copyright Infringement Policy]. To the extent Hosting For Writers receives a proper notice of infringement of copyright, trademark or other intellectual property, Hosting For Writers reserves the right to access, preserve and disclose to third parties any of Your information or data (including personally identifiable information and private communications) related to a written complaint of infringement if Hosting For Writers believes in its sole discretion that such access, preservation, or disclosure is necessary or useful to respond to or otherwise address such complaint.

Hosting For Writers expressly reserves the right to terminate in appropriate circumstances an account or the access rights of a subscriber for repeated copyright infringement. Hosting For Writers also reserve the right to terminate an account or subscriber for even one instance of infringement.

Proper notice of infringement shall include the following information in writing to Hosting For Writers’s designated agent:

  • the electronic or physical signature of the rights holder or the person authorized to act on behalf of that person;
    • identification of the work that has been infringed;
    • an identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Hosting For Writers to locate the material (for example, by providing a URL to the material); or, if applicable, identification of the reference or link to material or activity claimed to be infringing, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Hosting For Writers to locate that reference or link;
    • Your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
    • a statement by You that You have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the rights holder, its agent, or the law; and
    • a statement that the information in Your notification is accurate and a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that You are the rights holder or are authorized to act on the behalf of the rights holder.

Notice of infringement must be sent to Hosting For Writers’s designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement as follows: Attn: Legal Department, Hosting For Writers, 9 Gifford Close, Longlevens, Gloucester, GL2 OEL, or via our Contact form.

Additional Reservation of Rights

Hosting For Writers expressly reserves the right to deny, cancel, terminate, suspend, lock, or modify access to (or control of) any account or any Services (including the right to cancel or transfer any domain name registration) for any reason (as determined by Hosting For Writers in its sole and absolute discretion), including but not limited to the following: (i) to correct mistakes made by Hosting For Writers in offering or delivering any Services (including any domain name registration); (ii) to protect the integrity and stability of, and correct mistakes made by, any domain name registry; (iii) to assist with our fraud and abuse detection and prevention efforts; (iv) to comply with applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations; (v) to comply with requests of law enforcement, including subpoena requests; (vi) to comply with any dispute resolution process; (vii) to defend any legal action or threatened legal action without consideration for whether such legal action or threatened legal action is eventually determined to be with or without merit, or (viii) to avoid any civil or criminal liability on the part of Hosting For Writers, its officers, directors, employees and agents, as well as Hosting For Writers’s affiliates.

In the event that Hosting For Writers need exercise any of its rights expressed herein to investigate any potential breach or violation of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, service fees may continue to accrue on your accounts, and you will continue to remain responsible for the payment of any service fees that accrue during the relevant period.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction for Disputes

Except as otherwise set forth in the UDRP or any similar policy with respect to any dispute regarding the Services provided under this Agreement, Your rights and obligations and all actions contemplated by this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Arizona. You agree that any action to enforce this agreement or any matter relating to Your use of the Services must be brought exclusively in the United States District Court of Arizona, or if there is no jurisdiction in such court, then in a state court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona.

Notices

You agree that any notices required to be given under this Agreement by Us to You will be deemed to have been given if delivered in accordance with the account and/or domain name Whois information You have provided. You acknowledge that it is Your responsibility to maintain current contact information in the account and/or domain name Whois information You have provided.

Legal Age

You attest that you are of legal age (18 or over) to enter into this Agreement.

Final Agreement

This Agreement, together with all modifications, constitutes the complete and exclusive agreement between You and Us, and supersede and govern all prior proposals, agreements, or other communications. This Agreement may not be amended or modified by You except by means of a written document signed by both You and an authorized representative of Us. By applying for Hosting For Writers’s services through the online application process or otherwise, or by using the Services under this Agreement, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by all terms and conditions of this Agreement and documents incorporated by reference.

No Agency Relationship

Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, or other form of joint enterprise between the parties hereto. Each party shall ensure that the foregoing persons shall not represent to the contrary, either expressly, implicitly, by appearance or otherwise.

Enforceability

In the event that any provision of this Agreement shall be unenforceable or invalid under any applicable law or be so held by applicable court decision, such unenforceability or invalidity shall not render this Agreement unenforceable or invalid as a whole. We will amend or replace such provision with one that is valid and enforceable and which achieves, to the extent possible, our original objectives and intent as reflected in the original provision.

Assignment and Resale

Except as otherwise set forth herein, Your rights under this Agreement are not assignable or transferable. Any attempt by Your creditors to obtain an interest in Your rights under this Agreement, whether by attachment, levy, garnishment or otherwise, renders this Agreement voidable at Our option. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes any of the Services (or portion thereof) without Hosting For Writers’s prior express written consent.

Force Majeure

Neither party shall be deemed in default hereunder, nor shall it hold the other party responsible for, any cessation, interruption or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder due to causes beyond its control including, but not limited to: earthquake; flood; fire; storm; natural disaster; act of God; war; terrorism; armed conflict; labor strike; lockout; boycott; supplier failures, shortages, breaches, or delays; or any law, order regulation, direction, action or request of the government, including any federal, state and local governments having or claiming jurisdiction over Hosting For Writers, or of any department, agency, commission, bureau, corporation or other instrumentality of any federal, state, or local government, or of any civil or military authority; or any other cause or circumstance, whether of a similar or dissimilar nature to the foregoing, beyond the reasonable control of the affected party, provided that the party relying upon this section (i) shall have given the other party written notice thereof promptly and, in any event, within five (5) days of discovery thereof and (ii) shall take all steps reasonably necessary under the circumstances to mitigate the effects of the force majeure event upon which such notice is based; provided further, that in the event a force majeure event described in this Section extends for a period in excess of thirty (30) days in the aggregate, Hosting For Writers may immediately terminate this Agreement.