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AGREEMENTS & POLICIES

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Terms of Service

Open for Business provides hosting services to clients worldwide, and we have a responsibility to protect each client and to provide the best services available. All registered clients of Open for Business (openforbusiness.co.za) agree to and are subject to our Acceptable Use Policy, Privacy Policy and the following Terms of Services: Clients acknowledge that the service provided is of such a nature that service can be interrupted for many reasons other than the negligence of Open for Business and that damages resulting from any interruption of service are difficult to ascertain. Therefore, clients agree that Open for Business shall not be liable for any damages arising from such causes beyond the direct and exclusive control of Open for Business. Subscriber further acknowledges that Open for Business’ liability for its own negligence may not in any event exceed an amount equivalent to charges payable by subscriber for services during the period damages occurred. In no event shall Open for Business be held liable for any special or consequential damages, loss or injury.

Indemnification Policy

Billing

You agree to use all Open for Business services and facilities at your own risk. Open for Business specifically disclaims all warranties of merchant ability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Open for Business be liable for any loss, or loss of data, or other commercial damage, including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential or other damages. Clients agree that they shall defend, indemnify, save and hold Open for Business harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney’s fees asserted against Open for Business, its agents, its customers, officers and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided, performed, agreed to be performed or any product sold by its customers, its agents, employees or assigns. Clients agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Open for Business against liabilities arising out of any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with Open for Business’ network. Open for Business reserves the right to intervene with any website/data hosted on its servers/network in the interest of its clients. Any material supplied/hosted by a client that is infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party copyright owner are subject to removal from Open for Business’ servers/network. Open for Business shall be the sole judge of what violates this policy.

At this time, we bill annually. We provide a 7-day money-back (refund) guarantee. Each refund request must be submitted by email (billing@openforbusiness.co.za). Each refund request is evaluated on a case by case basis – depending on the situation, no refund, full refund or partial refund will be issued. If a refund is not issued, an account credit may be issued. Open for Business will only issue a refund or credit within 7 days after the initial sign up date of the service. Therefore, Open for Business retains the right to grant or deny any refund or credit request – not affected by date. (For some special offers, the money-back guarantee day will be varied; Domain Name registration/transfer fee(s) are non-refundable. Some payments are non-refundable but may receive an account credit. To prevent abuse, only a client’s first invoice is eligible for a refund unless stated otherwise. We currently accept EFT payments, proof of payment must be emailed to billing@openforbusiness.co.za.

Limitation of Liability

Open for Business shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental and consequential damages, which may arise from Open for Business servers going off-line or being unavailable for any reason whatsoever. Furthermore, Open for Business shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental or consequential damages, resulting from the corruption or deletion of any web site from one of Open for Business servers. All damages shall be limited to the immediate termination of service.

Payments

All services are billed according to the dates they were first activated on. If you do not pay for service renew within 7 days after deactivation, your service will be suspended. If you do not pay for service renew within 30 days after deactivation, your service will be terminated. You will receive an email reminder 7 days until deactivation. A penalty fee will incur if a payment with an incorrect amount is made to Open for Business. When a refund is made from Open for Business, a transaction fee occurs on our behalf of the total amount paid from the client. A penalty fee of 10% from the total amount paid by the client will be deducted. Open for Business will not be liable to issue the full refund that exceeded the initial amount stated on invoices.

Non Refundable Services:

Domains Registered

WHMCS Licences

Softaculous

cPanel Licensing

Note the above are included in many VPS or Reseller packages hence the cost may be subtracted from the total amount before refund is completed.

Affiliates

You agree that Open for Business may amend this agreement at any time without notice to you. You agree to keep advised of any changes to this agreement by checking the Open for Business on a periodic basis on the announcement pages

Credits

Credits on accounts due incorrect billing by Billing department will be processed immediately. Withdraws for Affiliate Credits or payments can take 21 days. Credits to bank accounts can only be done 21 days from request

Marketing

Users May choose to opt-out to any of our marketing during registration, our client area, SMS, Email, etc.
You agree to allow us to market and provide you with new information of our services via sms, email, whatsapp,etc. unless you opt-out via SMS or any other means.
We will adhere to the POPI Act of South Africa however if you would like us to remove you kindly contact support or disable it via your client area.

Acceptable Usage Policy:

Open for Business’s hosting is supplied by Hostking and therefore we have to abide by their Acceptable Usage Policy. For more information please refer to Hostkings AUP

Domains

Domain Purchases are non-refundable. Transfer fees are non-refundable when domain is already transferred. If you are registering or transferring a domain name you must also agree to the Domain Name Registration Agreement. Domain name WHOIS records must be on the OWNER’s details not the RESELLER or Open for Business itself. Domains shall be renewed at the same price as new registrations. The current pricing is displayed on our website. Domain renewal reminders will be sent in advance of expiration via email to the address stored in your client area. Domains are ONLY auto renewed with a positive credit balance containing enough funds to renew the domain/s

After 10 days (ZA) or 29 days(International) of being expired, domains enter the redemption period. At this point, a renewal fee of R6000 (.com etc.) and ZACR R300 (co.za,org.za,etc.) for local domains to renew the domain name. Open for Business will request that you to pay this cost until the 30th day past expiration and we will try to renew it(However note paying on the last day is not recommended and is risky), after which the domain will no longer be available and may have to be re-registered when it becomes available. If Invoices are not paid on time by due date and domain has expired and redemption stage passed the invoice may go into cancelled state as it will now need to be re-registered

Should an expired domain enter the redemption period, the cost of restoring the domain shall be no more than R3200. Prices to domains can change unexpectedly at any time. We will notify customers within 24 to 48 hours of such a change Kindly note we do not register premium domains (Domains with 3 characters). If for any reason a premium domain is registered there may be a additional cost Should a reseller’s client contact us to renew a domain we will assist only in such a request. Kindly note and ensure all your domains are renewed when and as they should be, usually you have 10 (ZA) or 30(International) days after expiry to pay before a domain goes into redemption stage, not guaranteed. Please pay before (early) to ensure all goes through successfully and you do not lose your domains

We do not assist client’s clients in anyway – it is against policy and unethical to do so. Free Domain Registration for some annual packages applies to the following extensions only: .co.za,.org.za,.web.za,.net.za

If for any reason your domain is not registered, renewed or transferred correctly, Open for Business, its directors, agents or employees WILL UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER BE LIABLE for any reason including human error. Hence please check that your domain is registered, renewed or transferred correctly at all times. We will however do our best to assist as best we can in transferring and registration of each and every domain. Should a reseller’s client contact us to transfer a domain we will not assist unless written consent from our client is provided or Form 2 of COZA (Uniforum) is done with attached affidavit

Loss Or Corruption Of Data

You acknowledge and agree that Open for Business is not and shall not be responsible or liable for any loss of any kind (including lost profits) or corruption of data that you may experience on the Services or otherwise, nor are we required to return to you any data that you have stored on the Services. This includes, without limitation, the loss or corruption of data resulting from the suspension, deletion, or modification of your web pages or the Open for Business site, network, system, or server “crashes” or outages, or other power outages, damage caused by viruses, worms, or security breaches, file corruption, and any other cause. We recommend that you to maintain backup versions of your web pages and related information to help protect yourself against such losses. We however do server backups daily and account weekly backups and have and will continue to do our utmost to protect all our clients even free hosting client’s data to the fullest extent with all our backup software and servers.

Term/termination

Term. This agreement shall be effective upon when applying for hosting services from Open for Business.

You may terminate this Agreement immediately for any reason at any time by sending mail to info@openforbusiness.co.za.

Termination by Open for Business.

When account is cancelled and terminated backups are only kept for a period of 1 week. Please contact us within 1 week if you require backup of your cancelled account.

Disclaimer

Open for Business cannot be held liable for system downtime, crashes, or data loss. Open for Business has the right to terminate, suspend or cancel any client and or any service without notice or refund. We cannot be held liable for any predicted estimate of profits/income in which a client would have gained if their service was functioning. Certain services provided by Open for Business are resold. Thus, certain equipment, routing, software, and programming used by Open for Business are not directly owned or written by Open for Business. Moreover, Open for Business holds no responsibility for the use of our clients’ accounts. If any of our terms, policies or conditions are failed to be followed, the client account in question may be deactivated as well as all services/products attached to it. We reserve the right to remove any account without advance notice for any reason without restitution as Open for Business sees fit. Open for Business is not responsible for any clients files, data or actions. FURTHERMORE, Open for Business retains the right to change any or all of the above Policies, Guidelines, and Disclaimer without notification.