This document contains our Terms of Service, found immediately after this statement, as well as our Acceptable Use Policy and Service Level Agreement. By using/signing up for the services of LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED, you agree to the following:
This agreement ("Agreement") between LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED, ("LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED") and the Customer ("Customer") which this agreement governs the provision of LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED and related services (the "Services"). This Agreement is effective the instant Customer (a) signs up for Services through any of LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED' websites or (b) establishes an account with LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED or uses the Services or any part thereof ("Effective Date"). LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED may revise this Agreement and will have an effective date of 30 (thirty) days after any new terms or revisions have been put in place before it applies to Customer. LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will in its best efforts attempt to notify the customer of any minor changes, and will notify customer with any major changes.
LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will provide Customer with what they signed up for within their order according to the fees indicated to the Customer before LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED billed Customer. Customer also understands that unless LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED is running a promotion, LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will not discount their price or provide anything more or less than what the customer signed up for without Customer upgrading their plan by a LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED customer service representative.
Rejection of Services
LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED reserves the right to cancel, temporarily suspend or deny services to Customer at our desecration. If LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED feels that it is not of its best interest, or a liability to obtain a customer, LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will take into consideration past history on both business levels and personal levels to determine if customer is a liability to the company. LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will give notice of cancellation if LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED cancels Customers account, as well as temporary suspension and denied services. LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED reserves the right to temporarily suspend or deny service to customers who abuse our staff or help desk by using unecessary language, such as curse words. In such case, a refund will not be granted.
LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will invoice Customer 10 days in advance of their official due date of their account. Customer agrees that as long as account is active, customer will maintain a good standing balance with LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED, and will pay before or on the due date of invoice. If customer is paying via credit card, payment may be authorized at the time of the invoice being generated.Any setup fees associated with the opening of the Customers account, or future upgrades are one time fees; services ordered during initial signup with setup fees will be charged up front, as well as the Customers hosting services. If Customer has not paid by the account due date, LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED may suspend Customers account(s). If Customers account is not paid after 3 days of the due date payment has not been received, LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED, at its desecration, will terminate the customers service(s), unless arrangements have been made by the customer with LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED. After account has been suspended, a $10.00 administrative fee will be applied for re-connection.
Cancellation of Services
To cancel account, the customer must login to their https://cp.lighthosting.com.hk account, click on My Hosting Packages, click the service you wish to cancel, and click "Request Cancellation". Cancellation by any other means will not be an acceptable form of a cancellation request. Please note that we do not offer refunds under any circumstances, however can issue an account credit of the unused time to be used towards future invoices with LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED, if your cancellation is requested for "Immediate". Please note this only applies for services that have been prepaid. We do not offer this for monthly services.Although a customer may cancel PayPal subscription, LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED does not consider this a form of cancel. All payments prior to account closure are non-refundable unless otherwise guaranteed. This includes but not limited to setup fees, hosting fees and other services offered through LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED.Customer must put in their cancellation request 10 days in advance in order to be effective. If you subscribed using PayPal, it is your responsibility to ensure that this subscription has been canceled.
Refunds and Disputes
All payments to LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED are non-refundable. All billing disputes must be reported to LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED within 60 days in order to receive compensation. If customer files a charge back against a legitimate charge placed by LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED, a $50.00 administrative fee will be charged per chargeback.
Should customer open a PayPal dispute, LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED has the right to suspend or terminate service at its discretion.
Money Back Guarantee
LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED offers our VPS (Virtual Private Server), Web hosting, Email Hosting, Radio Hosting, Reseller Hosting and multi-domain account customers a complete 7 day money back satisfaction guarantee. If under the circumstances the customer is not happy with our services, LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED agrees to provide a full refund of the service, excluding any setup fee's, control panel fees, and/or control panel addon fees. Customer may not modify their cancellation reasoning after it has been provided the first time. This policy is void if (a) customer signs of knowing they will cancel within 30 days (b) customer signs up for the purpose of canceling (c) customer has no record or signs of dissatisfaction in the LIGHT CLOUD helpdesk (d) If customer has multiple services, or has had service in the past, as this demonstrates that the customer has knowledge as to the quality of our service in order to continue to purchase additional services, therefore, the satisfaction guarantee is void.
Customer needs to cancel their account via https://cp.lighthosting.com.hk and specify for immediate cancellation. After, open a ticket the billing department or e-mail billing (at) https://cp.lighthosting.com.hk requesting a refund. Note that all control panel and licensing addons are non-refundable.
Service Level Agreement
99.9% Network Uptime Guarantee: LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee on all network related services (i.e. bandwidth, routers, switches, and cabling). The 99.9% uptime guarantee is applicable to all network services delivered to customers via a single independent network drop. Customer generated outages created by failed equipment, exploited servers, misconfigurations or traffic in excess of the maximum allowed by contract are not subject to the SLA. Service credits are based directly on all equipment and/or services affected by a network outage. Services or hardware not related to the network outage will not qualify for a service credit.
99.9% Service Uptime Guarantee:LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED offers a 99.9% complete service uptime guarantee to Virtual Private Server customers. This guarantee includes the availability of accessing the virtual private server and network availability. LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED does not consider services within the VPS bound or eligible to this policy (such as mysql, apache, FTP, etc), but only the availability of the VPS.
99.9% Service Uptime Guarantee: LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED offers a 99.9% Uptime guarantee to our general web hosting customers and reseller customers. This guarantee includes the availability of all services, network and the access ability of the customers website(s).
LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED provides up to 50% monthly recurring revenue credit to a customer if service is unavailable. For every hour of downtime, LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will grant a one day credit based off the monthly recurring cost, minus any control panel addons. Applies to the base service only.
The LIGHT CLOUD SLA is only valid for non-scheduled maintenance downtime. Please see "Maintenance, Security, & Service Interruption."
NOTE: Any service outage will need to be reported within 48 hours after restoration. After 48 hours, you will not be warranted a credit.
LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will make all attempts to reply to the customers request within 1 hour of submission. LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED charges an hourly rate of $20.00/per hour in increments of 30 minutes for anything not covered within a management plan. Any services not hosted with LIGHT CLOUD that The Customer requests work on are subject to the hourly rate unless a separate management plan is ordered. If a unmanaged VPS customer opens a ticket with Managed Support to request intermediate to advanced technical support, a $10.00 fine will apply per ticket.
If any issue should come up with Customers service, the customer may not order a Management plan at the time of the incident. The hourly rate will apply, which after resolution, the customer may then opt to order a Management plan.
Ownership of Data, Software, Hardware, and IP Addresses
All software, hardware and Internet protocol ("IP") addresses provided by LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED are licensed to Customer and remain LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED's sole and exclusive property.
At the end of your billing period and as well as periodic bandwidth checks, LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will take an analysis of your server or VPS. If at that time you are found to be over your bandwidth, LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will send you notice of these overages. Note that all overages will be charged $0.50/GB that you went over.
For services where LIGHT CLOUD offers backups (would be stated on the offerings page if so), customer should not rely on the availability of our backups, nor expect to be able to recover from our backups. LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED recommends that the Customer take their own backups using third party services. Should the Customer need to retain a backup on our network, there will be a $10.00 retreival fee which must be paid before backup is delivered. The backups of LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED are in no way guaranteed, as they rely on third party softwares which LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED is not directly involved with the development of those softwares to ensure quality backups.
Maintenance, Security, & Service Interruption
(a) LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED may interrupt Service to perform maintenance on LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED equipment. LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will exercise reasonable efforts (i) to inform Customer before interrupting Service and (ii) to restore the system promptly. Any scheduled maintenances as well as any problems that may arrise due to scheduled maintenance will not be compensated under our Service Level Agreement (SLA).
(b) Customer is responsible for maintaining security, for maintaining patches and disaster recovery systems, and for maintaining backups. LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will not be liable for loss of data or for breaches in system integrity, even if Customer's Service includes firewall's, backups, denial of service protections, or other mechanisms to protect data and system integrity. In the event that LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED suspects that security of any of equipment has been breached, it may disable such equipment and the Service.
(c) In the event that Customer's use of Service causes a denial of service or in any other way injures the functioning of services LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED provides to other customers, LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED may interrupt Service or permanently disable it, even if such denial of service or injury occurred through no fault of Customer's.
(d) LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will not be liable for service interruptions, including without limitation interruptions executed in order to investigate suspected AUP violations, whether or not such violations occurred.
Directly or indirectly transmitting or supporting the transmission of unsolicited mail messages, including, without limitation, commercial advertising and informational announcements, is expressly prohibited. A user shall not use another site's mail server to relay mail without the express permission of the site. If you are caught in violation of spamming your services will result in immediate termination without a refund as you chose to violate this policy.
Disclaimers and Warranties
(a) LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will not be liable for any consequential, incidental, exemplary, punitive, or multiple damages, even if LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED was advised in advance of the possibility of such damages. LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED' maximum liability arising out of or related to this agreement will not exceed the total amount of fees billed to customer during the twelve-(12) months preceding the claim.
(b) LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will have no liability whatsoever for any claims, losses, actions, damages, suits, or proceedings resulting from: (i) other LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED customers or third parties accessing customer's data or assigned computers; (ii) security breaches; (iii) eavesdropping; (iv) denial of service attacks; (v) interception of traffic sent or received using the equipment or Service; (vi) customer's reliance on or use of the equipment or Service; (vii) mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletions of files, errors, defects, delays in operation, or other failures of performance of the equipment or Service; (viii) the accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of the Service; (ix) loss of data or loss of access to data; or (x) loss of equipment or injury to equipment.
(c) LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED shall not insure or be responsible for any loss or damage to property of any kind owned or leased by Customer except to the extent such liability results from LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED gross negligence or willful misconduct. Any policy of insurance covering the property owned or leased by Customer against loss by physical damage shall provide that the underwriters have given their permission to waive their rights of subrogation against LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED, its affiliates and their directors, officers, partners, and employees, as well as their subsidiaries, and their respective directors, officers, partners, and employees.
(d) LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED' limitations and exclusions of liability set forth in this section 7 and in this agreement apply equally to LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED' officers, employees, agents, contractors, representatives, suppliers, subsidiaries, parents, and affiliated companies.Indemnity & Third Party Claims.
(e) Customer will defend and indemnify LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED, its officers, employees, agents, contractors, representatives, suppliers, subsidiaries, parents, and affiliated companies from any third party claim arising out of or related to: (i) alleged Customer conduct that would breach this Agreement, including without limitation alleged infringement of third party intellectual property or privacy rights; (ii) Customer's use, misuse, or failure to use the Service; and (iii) any action taken by LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED as part of an investigation into a suspected violation of this Agreement or as a result of its conclusion that a violation has occurred. Such Customer obligation includes payment of losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including without limitation attorneys' fees.
(f) Upon LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED' request, Customer will immediately notify any third party that LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED is not responsible for (i) any content or materials posted on any Customer website or otherwise disseminated through Customer's use of the Service or (ii) any use or abuse of the Service whatsoever by Customer or any third party.
Customer is solely responsible for the conduct of the Customers business and all other matters under Customers control. IN NO EVENT SHALL LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED, ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES OR LICENSORS, OR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN PRODUCING, CREATING OR DELIVERING LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED SERVICE, TECHNOLOGY OR CONTENT, BE LIABLE TO The Client IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER FOR LOSS OF OR INACCURACY OF DATA, GOODS, REVENUES, PROFITS, SERVICES, OR TECHNOLOGY OR FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. The Client HEREBY WAIVES ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AGAINST LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED AND ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND LICENSORS ARISING OUT OF CUSTOMERS USE OF LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED SERVICE.
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
By using our services, you agree to comply with our policies. We expect you to have a basic knowledge of how the Internet functions, the types of uses which are generally acceptable, and the types of uses which are to be avoided. Common sense is the best guide as to what is considered acceptable use. The following are unacceptable uses: Illegality in any form, including but not limited to activities such as unauthorized distribution or copying of copyrighted software, harassment, fraud, drug dealing, and other illegal activities.
The provisions of this Policy are intended as guidelines and are not meant to be exhaustive. Generally, conduct that violates law, regulation, or the accepted norms of the Internet community, whether or not expressly mentioned in this Policy, is prohibited.
LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED reserves the right at all times to prohibit activities that damage its commercial reputation and goodwill.
LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED services may be used only for lawful purposes. Transmission, distribution or storage of any material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited.
System and Network Security
Violations of system or network security are prohibited, and may result in criminal and civil liability. Examples include, but are not limited to the following: unauthorized access, use, probe, or scan of a systems security or authentication measures, data or traffic. Interference with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks. LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED has a "zero tolerance" policy regarding Denial of Service Attacks. LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED reserves the right to terminate any Hosting account or Dedicated or Managed Server or Co-Location account which has been the target of a Denial of Service or similar type attack. No LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED servers or networks may be used for:
- Email spamming
- Warez, Hackz or Serialz sites
- Illegal content or activities
- Anything IRC releated
- Services that may attract DDoS attacks such as Camfrog servers
- High load applications which may cause disruption to other customers
- Java gaming or applications on OpenVZ plans or Premium OpenVZ Plans. Can only run on Xen and Windows plans
- Any other type of high packet load or disruptive network traffic or disruptive processes that effect the experience of our other users
- Ask before you attempt something questionable, it will save us all a lot of trouble.
Consequences of Violation
When LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED becomes aware of an alleged violation of its Acceptable Use Policy, LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will initiate an investigation. During the investigation LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED may restrict Customer's access in order to prevent further possible unauthorized activity. Depending on the severity of the violation, LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED may, at its sole discretion, restrict, suspend, or terminate Customer's account and/or pursue other civil remedies. If such violation is a criminal offense, LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will notify the appropriate law enforcement department of such violation. LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED does not issue service credits nor refunds for any outages incurred through service disablement resulting from Policy violations. Furhter, LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED will not provide refunds due to suspension or termination due to customer being in violation of this policy. Any customer terminated for violations of our Acceptable Use Policy, as well as having their account closed, and tries to sign up under a different account using a fake name and/or different e-mail address will be terminated without refund. Determination of a fake name and/or e-mail address will be made at the discretion of LIGHT CLOUD (HK) LIMITED.
Last update: 20 August 2018