AffordableDomains.ca provides web hosting to many clients. We have a responsibility to protect each client and provide the best services available. The following guidelines have been established to ensure this intent is met.
Use of services from AffordableDomains.ca, hereafter referred to as "Affordable Domains Canada" constitutes acceptance and agreement to these terms. From herewith in these terms of service (“TOS”), the usage of "us", "we", "our", "ours" shall constitute reference to AffordableDomains.ca, the usage of "you", "your", "they", "them" shall refer to the client / customer of AffordableDomains.ca. All clients, servers, traffic, and equipment of Affordable Domains Canada are subject to terms herein.
You must provide us with, and keep current, accurate contact information for you. This includes but is not limited to E-mail addresses not based on the main domain of your account and telephone contacts. Maintaining accurate and updated information with us is required. It is your responsibility to ensure the email address on file is always current or up to date. We are not responsible for any claim, damages, fees, or otherwise as a result of accounts terminated or suspended due to inaccurate or unusable contact information. Providing false contact information of any kind may result in the termination of your account. You can update this information at any time in your client dashboard, email, or by telephone.
While we maintain the highest standards and try for near instant account activations this is not always possible. Certain account types such as dedicated servers, virtual private servers, and colocation services may often require a great deal of extra time to provision. At times additional fraud checks or information may be needed, and the client agrees to provide said information in a timely manner. We make no guarantees in regards to the speed in which an order is completed. Accounts will only enter the setup queue once we have received payment and screened the order for fraud. Accounts are then setup in the order they are paid, received, and screened. In certain cases such as dedicated or virtual private servers purchases and other high risk transactions, it may be necessary to provide government issued identification and a scan of the credit card used. If you fail to meet any requirements, the order may be canceled without notice.
In certain cases where requested by the client we will transfer your data from the previous provider to our servers. This will be done with our best efforts; however, we do not guarantee the transfer process. This courtesy service is done on an as requested and as available on a case-by-case basis. Each provider may use different software, configurations, and/or other variables which complicate or in some cases prevent a smooth transfer. We will provide free transfers when possible, as long as the new environment and control panel are the same as the old host/server. We will advise you if your free move is not possible and what the rate will be if you wish us to proceed at that point. We do not guarantee the transfers will be successful, complete, or done in a certain period of time.
If we assign a Customer an Internet Protocol address for Customer's use, the right to use that Internet Protocol address shall belong only to us, and Customer shall have no right to use that Internet Protocol address except as permitted by us at our sole discretion in connection with the Services, during the term of this Agreement. We shall maintain and control ownership of all Internet Protocol numbers and addresses that may be assigned to Customer by us, and we reserve the right to change or remove any and all such Internet Protocol numbers and addresses, in its sole and absolute discretion. Our allocation of IP addresses is limited by ARIN's new policies.
Shared and semi-dedicated accounts may not resell hosting. All accounts that include endless disk space will start with no less than 50 GB of disk space quota. You may request more space via a simple button click in your cPanel when you have used 80% of your current allowance. Our system will automatically increase your quota and you can continue to request more every time you reach 80% usage. Clients may not use this space for anything other than active hosting files, i.e., files needed for their actual website. It is not to be used to store other data, backups, or archive files of any kind. Files must be publicly accessible and linked on your site.
Resellers are responsible for supporting their own clients. We are happy to help you support your clients but all support requests must be made by the reseller on their clients' behalf for security purposes. Resellers are responsible for all content stored or transmitted under their reseller account, clients accounts, and for the actions of their clients'. Resellers and their clients are liable to and responsible for adhering to all the terms in this agreement.
Affordable Domains Canada reserves the right to reset the password if the password on file does not work if we are being direct to by law enforcement or to perform security audits. Clients must ensure the email, phone number, and passwords on file are current at all times. Affordable Domains Canada reserves the right to audit servers to ensure a secure and safe network. Dedicated servers are not backed up but we do offer several methods of added service for an additional fee to help clients setup a backup such as our enterprise backup service or adding an extra drive to the server. Please contact sales@AffordableDomains.ca or call us to discuss your options.
Affordable Domains Canada rewards program is an added service, extra and free. We reserve the right to end it at any time without compensation or replacement. We offer no guarantees, warranties, promises, or price locks. The details of the program can be altered or terminated at any time without prior notice. Reward points are eligible to be used towards the purchase of new services only and only for the initial payment of said new services. Subsequent payments towards the newly acquired services cannot be paid with reward points.
You are also requesting us to register your site for you when selecting "new domain" in the order form of our site. Affordable Domains Canada will register such services for you on your behalf but it is your responsibility to ensure the correct name servers are set for your domain. All domain registrations are NON-REFUNDABLE. For free domain offers we will transfer domains only after the money back guarantee period has ended. You, as the registrant of the new domain, are required to ensure correct whois information is maintained at all times.
EXPIRATION AND RENEWAL OF SERVICES: It is your responsibility to keep your own records and to maintain your own reminders regarding when your domain name registration or other Services are set to expire. With respect to domain name registration services, we and/or your Primary Service Provider will email a renewal notification approximately one (1) month and approximately one (1) week prior to each such domain name's expiration. In addition, if a domain name is not renewed, we and/or your Primary Service Provider will email an additional renewal notification within five (5) days after the expiration of such domain name's registration. All renewal notifications will be sent to primary contact for the Account associated with the domain name registration. It is your responsibility to maintain current and accurate credit card information should any Services be placed on "auto-renew." We and/or your Primary Service Provider will notify you when renewal fees are due. Should these fees go unpaid, your Services will expire or be cancelled. Payment must be made by credit card or such other method as we may allow or require from time to time. If you select automatic renewal of the Services, we may attempt to renew the Services a reasonable time before expiration, provided your credit card or other billing information is available and up to date. It is your responsibility to keep your billing information up to date and we are not required to, but may, contact you to update this information in the event that an attempted transaction is not processed successfully. Please note: for certain top level domain names, the automatic renewal option is not available.
EXPIRATION OF A DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION: Immediately after the expiration of the term of domain name registration services and before deletion of the domain name in the applicable registry's database, we may direct the domain name to name-servers and IP address(es) designated by us, including, without limitation, to no IP address or to IP address(es) which host a parking page or a commercial search engine that may display advertisements, and we may either leave your WHOIS information intact or we may change the contact information in the WHOIS output for the expired domain name so that you are no longer the listed registrant of the expired domain name.
Reactivation Period Process. For a period of approximately thirty (30) days after expiration of the term of domain name registration services, we may provide a procedure by which expired domain name registration services may be renewed. We may, but are not obligated to, offer this process, called the "reactivation period." You assume all risks and all consequences if you wait until close to or after the expiration of the original term of domain name registration services to attempt to renew the domain name registration services. We may, in our sole discretion, choose not to offer a reactivation period and we shall not be liable therefore. The reactivation period renewal process, if any, may involve additional fees which we and your Primary Service Provider may determine. We may make expired domain name services(s) available to third parties, we may auction off the rights to expired domain name services (the auction beginning close to the end or after the end of the reactivation period), and/or expired domain name registration services may be re-registered to any party at any time.
After the reactivation period, if any, we may:
Discontinue the domain name registration services at any time thereafter without notice. In which case, certain registry administrators may provide procedures by which discontinued domain name registration services may nonetheless be renewed. We will participate in this process, typically called the "Redemption Grace Period" ("RGP"), for each gTLD registry administrator that provides it. We may, in our sole discretion, choose not to participate in the RGP process with respect to any or all of your ccTLD domain name registration services and we shall not be liable therefore. If available, RGP typically ends between thirty (30) and forty-two (42) days after the end of the reactivation period of the domain name services. The current RGP fee for all domains, where applicable, is $250 and does not include any registration fees that may also be due. We are not obliged to contact you to alert you that the domain name registration services are being discontinued; or
Pay the registry's registration fee or otherwise provide for the registration services to be continued. In which case, we may then set the name-servers and the DNS settings for the domain name services, we may set the DNS to point to no IP address or to IP address(es) which host parking page(s) or a commercial search engine that may display paid advertisements, and we may change the contact information in the WHOIS output for the expired domain name so that you are no longer the listed registrant of the expired domain name. We do not have to pay you any of the proceeds we may earn as a result. We are not obliged to contact you to alert you that the domain name registration services are being continued. The domain name will be designated as being in the extended redemption grace period ("ERGP"), and you will be allowed to assume, during the first 120 days of the then extant registration term, complete management of the domain name services, including the right to control the DNS settings, provided that you pay the ERGP fee (which is the same as the RGP fee) plus any registration fees. After the end of the 120-day period, if you do not exercise your rights under this provision, you have abandoned the domain name services, and relinquish all interests and use of the domain name services; or
If we auctioned the domain name services to a third party, we may transfer the domain name registration services to such third party. In which case, the third party who won the auction for the domain name services will control the domain name services, including control over the WHOIS information and the DNS settings. You may recover the domain name registration services prior to the end of the reactivation period, as such reactivation period applied to you. We are not obliged to contact you to alert you that the domain name registration services are or were auctioned. We do not have to pay you any of the proceeds we may earn as a result of such an auction.
Notice of method of communications: Affordable Domains Canada will communicate with clients via email, helpdesk, and live chat.
Below is the link to ICANN's registrant educational information webpage and the Registrants' Benefits and Responsibilities Specification. https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/approved-with-specs-2013-09-17-en#privacy-proxy
Affordable Domains Canada reserves the right to change pricing terms on any accounts and services at anytime. While we have little control over third party licensing where prices can go up outside of our control, we make every effort to never increase an existing clients webhosting account plan price when possible. However, addons such as domains, WHMCS, control panels, IP's, etc. are licensed from third parties and therefore are subject to change including any items currently provided free. New accounts for current customers are subject to the current fees at the time the new account is opened.
Billing and Payments:
You agree to pay Affordable Domains Canada in advance for the services to be rendered. Subsequent payments are due on the anniversary date of your plans term. You agree that until and unless you notify us using the proper cancellation form for all services received, those services are considered active, billable, and will be billed on a recurring basis. Client agrees to all annual and longer term recurring charges that are not canceled at least 45 days before the next renewal date. It is your responsibility to ensure that your payment information is up to date, and that all invoices are paid on time. Affordable Domains Canada reserves the right to bill your credit card or information on file. We are not responsible for any fees accessed on the client by their bank as a result of the client’s account being invoiced. Affordable Domains Canada provides a 5 day grace period from the time invoices are generated, however invoices not paid by due date are subject to a late fee of $7.50 (seven dollars and fifty cent USD) plus 10% (ten percent) interest of the past due amount. Service will be interrupted on accounts that are 5 days past due. Service interrupted for nonpayment will remain disconnected until the account balance or contract term is paid in full.
Invoices that are paid more than once or any other over-payments can only be added as credit towards the account and can not be refunded. Any dispute to a credit card charge aka chargeback, wrongful or intentional, will result in a $50 administrative fee in addition to the disputed charge before service can be restored. We may request payment in cashiers check or money order before restoring service. All billing disputes must be reported within 30 days of the time the dispute occurred. Affordable Domains Canada may temporarily deny service or terminate this Agreement upon the failure of client to pay charges when due. Such termination or denial will not relieve client of responsibility for the payment of all accrued charges, plus reasonable interest and any collection fees.
All cancellations must be sent using the cancellation form in the support center/dashboard. Cancellations are effective the date the form is submitted unless otherwise request. While there are no cancellation fees, you must cancel prior to your next billing cycle. Payments made up to your cancellation date are not refundable unless you’re canceling within the 45 money back guarantee period less any setup provisioning fees. Any due or past-due balance on your account must be paid in full to cancel. This does not include any added support or service fees you have contracted us to provide.
Until an account is officially canceled via cancellation form you are obligated to pay for your account even if you do not use it. It costs us on an ongoing basis to provision space, power, and bandwidth for services of our clients. We continue to provision those services for your use until you cancel with us therefore we can not know if you are not using the space after we have provisioned it. Because we have provisioned services and provided you with details you have the ability to use your account. An unused account still uses system resources that could be used for other customers.
our internal collection efforts fail, Affordable Domains Canada reserve the
right to turn the account over to a 3rd-party (either collections agency or
attorney) for further action at clients expense.
We reserve the right to report your unpaid balance to credit reporting agencies. Unpaid invoices may affect your credit rating. We place our highest priority on current clients as such cancellations are the lowest priority and may take up to 10 days to process. Cancellations will however be effective as per the effective date of the cancellation form as entered by the client. Our system will prevent future billings.
Only first-time accounts are eligible for a refund. Refunds only apply to the money back guarantee. There are no refunds on domain name registrations, dedicated servers, colocation services, service addons, software licenses, administrative fees, support or install fees. Account renewals and recurring payments after the money back guarantee are non-refundable. We will not refund accounts that do not cancel before their next due date. Meaning, while canceling, your last payment made prior to canceling will not be refunded. Client may request a cancellation date that matches the service end date.
Staff and Personal Abuse:
While we all try to get along sometimes that’s a challenge. Please treat our staff and personnel as you would like to be treated yourself. While we are tolerant and understanding we too are human, please treat us as such. *looking at you angry guy*. You agree to refrain from abusive and profane language on our systems, interfaces, public, and private communications. Abuse of our staff in any medium or form will result in the suspension or termination of your services.
You are responsible for any and all content in and under your site or account at all times. All services provided by us may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United States Federal, State or City law is prohibited. Use of our services to infringe upon any copyright or trademark is prohibited.
We do permit legal adult content on dedicated servers, colocation services, and VPS accounts. All other services not listed here are forbidden to store, serve, or contain any adult materials. We reserve the right to determine the definition of “adult content” as it pertains to our services.
Any material that, in our judgment, is obscene or threatening is prohibited and will be removed from our servers with or without notice. This includes but is not limited to unauthorized copying of movies, music, books, photographs, or any other copyrighted work. We do not allow any content that may be construed as offensive or illegal including, but not limited to pirated software, bit torrents, bitcoin (except dedicated servers), IRC, Proxies, hacker programs/archives, copyrighted MP3’s, Warez, copyrighted material, trademarks, child pornography or content perceived to be child pornography, or material protected by trade secrets and other statutes. Any site found to host perceived child pornography or linking to child pornography will be suspended immediately without notice and reported to authorities. This is also true for sites that promote any illegal activity or content that may be damaging to our servers or any other server on the Internet. Links to such materials are prohibited.
Threats and unlawful conduct:
You may not use our service to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property. Use of our services to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that harasses another company or individual will result in immediate and permanent termination of your account(s).
Use of our service to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services, or to advance any type of financial scam such as “pyramid schemes,” “ponzi schemes,” and “chain letters.” Adding, removing or modifying identifying network header information in an effort to deceive or mislead is prohibited. Attempting to impersonate any person by using forged headers or other identifying information is prohibited. The use of anonymous re-mailers or nicknames does not constitute impersonation. Impersonation involves a knowing misrepresentation or misleading statement, writing or activity made with the intent that the person receiving it will act upon it.
Attacks and Exploits:
Any activity which affects the ability of other people or systems to use any services or other Internet services. This includes “denial of service” (DOS) attacks against another network host or individual user. Interference with or disruption of other network users, services or equipment is prohibited. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure that their server is configured in a secure manner. A client may not, through action or inaction, allow others to use their network for illegal or inappropriate actions. Unauthorized entry and/or use of another company and/or individual’s computer system will result in immediate account termination. We will not tolerate any subscriber attempting to access the accounts of others, or penetrate security measures of other systems.
Commercial Advertising Email aka (SPAM):
Affordable Domains Canada maintains a zero tolerance spam policy and we adhere to it strictly. Spamming, or the sending of unsolicited email, from one of our servers or using an email address that is maintained by us is STRICTLY prohibited and will qualify your site for immediate deactivation with no refund.
Sites advertised via SPAM (Spamvertised) are not permitted on our network. This includes, but is not limited to SPAM sent via fax, email, instant messaging, or USENET/newsgroups. Any account which results in our IP space being blacklisted will be immediately terminated.
We will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Additionally claims investigated by us about spam from any of our users or users of theirs, will be billed for such work. The clean up fee for such an instance will be determined by Affordable Domains Canada and usually no less than $500 per incident.
We do not allow programs to run continually in the background on shared hosting servers. You can run any legal daemons on your own VPS or Dedicated server except for IRC and Proxy services. This is to minimize system resources used and operational maintenance needed. IRC: We DO NOT allow IRC or IRC bots on our network. Proxy: We DO NOT allow proxy services on our network.
Any attempts to undermine or cause harm to any Company server or customer of ours is strictly prohibited. We hold no responsibility for the use of our clients’ accounts. Any account the abuses resources and actions are not taken to desist, calls for immediate deactivation without any refund of payments made thus far. Any site using what we deem to be using excessive cpu cycles or any resources that cause strain to other sites may also be offered new terms. Use of our service to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of our or another entity’s computer software or hardware, electronic communications system, or telecommunications system.
You are responsible for any misuse of your account, even if the inappropriate activity was committed by a friend, family member, guest or employee. Therefore, you must take steps to ensure that others do not gain unauthorized access to your account. In addition, you may not use your account to breach security of another account or attempt to gain unauthorized access to another network or server. Sharing your password and account access with unauthorized users is prohibited and you will be held responsible for such use. Attempting to obtain another user’s account password is strictly prohibited, and may result in termination of service. You may not attempt to circumvent user authentication or security of any host, network or account. Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability. We will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of systems or network security at other sites, including cooperating with law enforcement authorities in the investigation of suspected criminal violations.
If our system administrators determine that a customer’s account is utilizing an unacceptable amount of system resources, we may temporarily deactivate the account in question to preserve server integrity for other users. We may contact the client to offer alternative solutions for their accounts and make our best attempt to keep their account active without degradation to other clients services. The Company is the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Clients will not use more than 30% of a systems resource for longer than 1 minute or more than 150,000 inodes on any single shared or resold hosting account or 500,000 inodes reseller wide for reseller accounts. Virtual Private Servers may not utilize more than 1,000,000 inodes. Dedicated server customers are free to utilize 100% of their dedicated server(s) resources including inodes. Clients reaching or exceeding this limit will be contacted so we can evaluate their needs and if necessary make other arrangements.
You may not use your shared, business hosting or reseller accounts for file storage of other accounts, backups, storing backups of DVD’s, mp3’s. Large and plentiful files used in this manner on an active system can cause file system corruption and lead to not just your own data loss but that of others.
You may not send more than 200 emails per hour on your shared, semi-dedicated or reseller accounts. Any emails over that limit will be discarded. You may batch the emails to stay within limits. Other accounts types such as VPS and Dedicated servers are exempt from this limit.
Your account is provisioned with a monthly bandwidth allowance that varies depending on the hosting plan you order. If your account exceeds the allocated amount we reserve the right to suspend the account until the start of the next month, until you upgrade to a higher plan, or until you purchase more bandwidth. We are very lenient on bandwidth and providing time to find a solution that will work for your needs. Less than 0.001% of clients ever have high enough bandwidth needs that we have to work on custom plans to fit their needs. If you terminate the account you are still responsible and liable for any current usage and associated fees for the overages. Data transfer usage for dedicated servers is calculated using 95th percentile, also known as burstable billing, in order to assist clients from heavy overage penalties should they experience unanticipated spikes in traffic.
Back-ups and Data Loss:
Clients use our services at their own risk. Our server software does create daily backups for users sites that you may download on your own. We do not store this file and it is for your own use should you choose to use it. We perform daily backups on all of our servers to ensure critical files are never lost. We provide this costly service free with no warranty and only as a courtesy. Any site using more than 25GB space will be removed from the backup service. You may opt to purchase backup service for an additional fee. We will not restore a file any user has accidentally deleted or modified. The back-up restoration is for emergency procedures only. You are advised to backup all of your own files to your local drive or additional backup service. If we do have backups available for your files that you need restored, and if we have the ability and time to restore the file(s), there will be a $15 fee for restoring the files. We are not responsible for lost data, time, income or any other resource due to faulty backups or non-existent back-ups. Backup restoration is NOT a fast process. Due to the volume of data being stored, compression, and network file transfers, decompression, restoration, integrity checks, and other variables, the restoration process of large nodes can sometimes take several days. We highly encourage everyone to purchase their own separate managed backups from one of our backup plans if your site or data is critical to your business or livelihood.
Money Back Guarantee:
All shared clients are entitled to an unconditional 45day money back guarantee. This guarantee begins the day we send out your accounts login details. If you wish to cancel your account and receive a full refund within 45 days of the date you signed up, please use the cancellation form in the support center prior to your 45th day of service. This guarantee includes the hosting plan only and does not include extra services or setup fees such as add-ons, name servers, programming work, administrative fees, software licenses, or web designing.
Colocation and Dedicated servers are not entitled to this guarantee due to time and expenses we incur on each order.
Refer to our Service Level Agreement(SLA)
Refer to our Service Level Agreement(SLA)
Refusal of Service:
We reserve the right to refuse, cancel, or suspend service at our sole discretion.
Client agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold Affordable Domains Canada harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, injury, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney’s fees asserted against us, our agents, our customers, officers and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to be performed or any product sold or supplied, infringing on proprietary rights of a third party, , copyright infringement, or defective products by customer, our agents, employees or assigns. .
By using any Affordable Domains Canada services, you agree to submit to binding arbitration. The Federal Arbitration Act, and not any state arbitration law, governs all arbitration under this Arbitration Clause. Each party agrees that any action arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be handled by an arbitrator of Affordable Domains Canada’s choice. The arbitrator’s award is final and binding on all parties. You, the client, are also responsible for any and all costs related to such arbitration. The language of this Agreement shall be deemed to be the result of negotiation among the parties and their respective counsel and shall not be construed strictly for or against any party. Each party agrees that, whenever a party is requested to execute one or more documents evidencing such consent, it shall do so immediately.
Affordable Domains Canada will cooperate with law enforcement agencies. We will only disclose subscriber information including assigned IP numbers, account history, account use, etc. to a law enforcement agent or official that provides an authentic subpoena or lawful request.
We are not responsible for any claims resulting from the use of our service. We are not responsible for any damages your business may suffer. We make no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied for any services. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, wrong delivery, and any and all service interruptions regardless of cause. The client acknowledges that the service provided is of such a nature that service can be interrupted for many reasons. Therefore, client agrees that the company shall not be liable for any damages, loss, or injury
We reserve the right to revise, amend, or modify these terms and our other policies at any time and in any manner without notice. If any terms or conditions are failed to be followed the account in question will be automatically deactivated. All users are always subject to the newest terms posted here at all times. It is the end users responsibility to be aware of the latest terms of service and other policies at all time. All clients understand that a change these terms by the Affordable Domains Canada shall not be grounds for early contract termination or non-payment.
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