Privacy Policy

 

Privacy

 

ABS is concerned with the privacy of on-line communications and web sites. In general, the Internet is neither more nor less secure than other means of communication, including mail, facsimile, and voice telephone service, all of which can be intercepted and otherwise compromised. As a matter of prudence, however, ABS urges its customers to assume that all of their on-line communications are insecure. ABS cannot take any responsibility for the security of information transmitted over ABS's facilities.

Customer Responsibility

 

Customers are required to use the ABS network responsibly. This includes respecting the other customers of ABS. ABS reserves the right to suspend and/or cancel service with any customer who uses the ABS network in such a way that adversely affects other ABS customers. While ABS may monitor its service electronically to determine that its facilities are operating satisfactorily, as a general practice, ABS does not monitor its customers' communications or activities to determine whether they are in compliance with the TOU. However, when ABS becomes aware of any violation of the TOU or other user agreements, ABS may take any action to stop or correct such violation, including, but not limited to, denying access to ABS's services and equipment or to the Internet. In addition, ABS may take action against a customer or a customer of such customer because of the activities of such customer. ABS anticipates that customers who offer Internet services will cooperate with ABS in any corrective or preventive action that ABS deems necessary. Failure to cooperate with such corrective or preventive measures is a violation of ABS policy and ABS reserves the right to take any such action even though such action may affect other customers of the ABS customer.

 

ABS and its , affiliates and associates shall not be liable, at any time for damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business projects, or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use the Service, or any of its contents, or from any action taken (or refrained from being taken) as a result of using the Service or any such contents or for any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, alteration of, or use of information contained on the service. No representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever are made as to the accuracy, adequacy, reliability, completeness, suitability or applicability of the information to a particular situation. You agree that ABS has no responsibility or liability including but not limiting to the deletion, corruption, loss or failure to store any messages or content / data maintained or transmitted by any ABS Service. You acknowledge and agree that no compensation shall be payable whatsoever with respect to the aforesaid by ABS. ABS MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE.

 

Actions Taken by ABS

 

The failure by a customer to meet or follow any of the TOU is grounds for account deactivation. ABS will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of the TOU. ABS reserves the right to remove any account without prior notice and to refuse service to anyone at any time. When ABS becomes aware of an alleged violation of its TOU, ABS will initiate an investigation. During the investigation, ABS may restrict a customer's access in order to prevent further potentially unauthorized activity. Depending on the severity of the violation, ABS may, at its sole discretion, restrict, suspend, or terminate a customer's web hosting account and/or pursue other civil remedies. If such violation is a criminal offense, ABS will notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities of such violation. An unlisted activity may also be a violation of the TOU if it is illegal, irresponsible, or constitutes disruptive use of the Internet. ABS does not issue credits for any outages incurred through service disablement. Violators of the policy are responsible, without limitations, for the cost of labor to rectify any damage done to the operation of the network and business operations supported by the network, and to respond to complaints incurred by ABS.

 

Indemnification

 

ABS customers agree to protect, defend, hold harmless, and indemnify ABS, any third party entity related to ABS (including, without limitation, third party vendors), and ABS's executives, directors, officers, attorneys, managers, employees, consultants, contractors, agents, parent companies, subsidiaries, and co-subsidiaries with the same parent company as ABS, from and against any and all liabilities, losses, costs, judgments, damages, claims, or causes of actions, including, without limitation, any and all legal fees and expenses, arising out of or resulting in any from the customer's use of ABS's services.

 

Disclaimer

 

The ABS service is provided on an as is, as available baABS without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. ABS expressly disclaims any representation or warranty that the ABS service will be error-free, secure or uninterrupted. No oral advice or written information given by ABS, its employees, licensors or the like, will create a warranty; nor may you rely on any such information or advice. ABS and its partners and suppliers will not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from any transaction or use of the service.

 

Termination for Bankruptcy or Insolvency

 

If a customer becomes insolvent or any bankruptcy petition is filed by the customer, or any third party against the customer, ABS may immediately terminate provision of ABS's services to the customer without prior notice or penalty. Such customer consents to the grant of relief from any automatic stay of proceedings against ABS in such event.

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

 

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT, AND UNDER NO THEORY OF LAW OR EQUITY, WILL ABS (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ABS'S EXECUTIVES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, ATTORNEYS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, CO-SUBSIDIARIES WITH THE SAME PARENT COMPANY AS ABS, AFFILIATES, THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS, MERCHANTS, LICENSORS, OR THE LIKE) OR ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DISTRIBUTING ABS'S SERVICES, BE LIABLE FOR THE LOSS OF A DOMAIN NAME, OR ANY BUSINESS OR PERSONAL LOSS, REVENUES DECREASE, EXPENSES INCREASE, COSTS OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS AND/OR ABS SERVICES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE WHATSOEVER, OR FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR INDIRECT DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF ANY USE OF, OR ANY INABILITY TO USE, ANY ABS SERVICES EVEN IF ABS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ABS'S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY, IF ANY, TO CUSTOMER, OR ANY THIRD PARTY, FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, RELATED TO THE TOU OR ABS'S SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE FROM ANY NEGLIGENCE, ANY ACT OR OMISSION BY ABS OR ABS'S REPRESENTATIVES, OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LAW OR EQUITY, WILL BE LIMITED TO, AND WILL NOT EXCEED, THE ACTUAL INDIAN RUPEE AMOUNT PAID BY THE CUSTOMER FOR THE SERVICES WHICH GAVE RISE TO SUCH DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTIONS DURING THE 3-MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE DATE THE DAMAGE OR LOSS OCCURRED OR THE CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE.

 

Modifications

 

ABS may discontinue, upgrade, replace, modify, or change in any way, without limitation, any software, application, program, data, hardware, equipment, or portions or components thereof, used to provide customers with ABS's services. Certain changes to ABS's services may affect the operation of customers' personalized applications and content. Each customer is solely responsible, and ABS is not liable, for any and all such personalized applications and content.

 

Backup of Data

 

Except where ABS has expressly agreed in writing to the contrary, customers are solely and entirely responsible, and ABS is in NO way responsible for the management and backup of all customer data, and all updates, upgrades, emails and patches to any software that customers use in connection with ABS services.

 

Third Party Licenses

 

ABS makes a reasonable effort to provide customers with technologies, developments, and innovations (collectively “Technologies”), part of which may be licensed, or co-branded, from or by, third party entities. However, ABS makes NO warranty of any kind, either express or implied, regarding the quality, accuracy, reliability, validity, or continued existence of any or all aspects of such Technologies. Moreover, ABS specifically disclaims all warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose for such Technologies. Furthermore, no customer will hold ABS liable in any way for the revocation of any license, which has been licensed to ABS. The use of the Technologies obtained from or through ABS, or any other referred third party, whether directly or indirectly, is at the sole risk of customers.

 

Non-ABS Products

 

Any mention of non-ABS products by ABS, its employees, or any third party entity related to ABS is for information purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by ABS. ABS disclaims any and all liabilities for any representation or warranty made by the vendors of such non-ABS products or services.

 

ABS's Intellectual Property

 

Customers will not, without ABS's express written consent, copy, reproduce, republish, or otherwise use any material, in whole or in part, that is located on ABS's web site, and customers will not use any of ABS's trademarks, service marks, copyrighted materials, or other intellectual property without ABS's express written consent. Customers will not, in any way, misrepresent their relationship with ABS, attempt to pass themselves off as ABS, or claim that customers are ABS.

 

Assignment

 

Customers may not assign or delegate their rights or obligations under the TOU or other agreement for ABS's services, either in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of ABS.

 

Minimum Age Requirement

 

ABS customers must be at least 18 years of age. Any individual under the age of 18 years (“Minor”) must have a parent or guardian accept the TOU in order for the Minor to become a ABS customer. A parent or guardian who accepts the TOU on behalf of a Minor will be primarily liable for ensuring complete and proper compliance with the TOU, including the timely and full payment of the charges for ABS services, and such primary liability will continue even when the Minor has attained the age of 18, unless the parent or guardian obtains ABS's express written consent to the contrary. Any acceptance of the TOU or any other agreement for ABS's services will be deemed null and void to the extent that ABS will not be liable in any way as a result of the Minor's age or legal incapacity or the Minor's use of ABS's services.

 

Governing Law and Severability

 

The TOU, and any other agreement for ABS services, will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Andhra Pradesh, India without reference to its conflicts of laws principles. Any litigation or arbitration between a customer and ABS will take place in Chennai, and the customer will consent to personal jurisdiction and venue in that jurisdiction. If any provision or portion of the TOU or other ABS agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of the TOU or the agreement will continue in full force and effect.

 

Force Majeure

 

ABS will not be liable for delays in its performance of the TOU or ABS services caused by circumstances beyond ABS's reasonable control, including acts of God, wars, insurrection, civil commotions, riots, national disasters, earthquakes, strikes, fires, floods, water damage, explosions, shortages of labor or materials, labor disputes, transportation problems, accidents, embargoes, or governmental restrictions (collectively “Force Majeure”). ABS will make reasonable efforts to reduce to a minimum and mitigate the effect of any Force Majeure. Notwithstanding anything contained elsewhere herein, nor will any event of Force Majeure suspend any obligation of customers for the payment of money due.

 

Independent Contractors

 

Nothing in this Agreement will be construed as creating a partnership or relationship of employer and employee, principal and agent, partnership or joint venture between ABS and its customers. Each of ABS and its customers will be deemed an independent contractor at all times and will have no right or authority to assume or create any obligation on behalf of the other, except as may be expressly provided herein.

 

Construction and Interpretation

 

Wherever in this TOU the masculine, feminine, or neuter gender is used, it will be construed as including all genders, and wherever the singular is used, it will be deemed to include the plural and vice versa, where the context so requires. The division of the TOU into sections/paragraphs, and the insertion of headings/captions, are for convenience of reference only and will not affect the construction or interpretation of the TOU. Any rule of construction to the effect that any ambiguity is to be resolved against the drafting party will not be applicable in the construction or interpretation of the TOU.

 

Complete Agreement and Exclusivity

 

The TOU, and/or any other specific agreement for ABS services, constitutes the complete understanding and agreement between ABS and its customers. Except when expressly agreed to the contrary in signed writing by an authorized representative of ABS, the TOU supersedes any other written (including digitized/computerized) agreement, oral agreement, and/or agreement by conduct. This TOU, and/or any other specific agreement for ABS services is between ABS and its customers only and will not confer any rights in any third party except as otherwise expressly provided by ABS.

 

----> All ABS Customer Billing Policy

 

The following Terms of Use constitute ABS's Billing Policy and apply to ALL ABS customers:

 

Payments

 

ABS accepts the following types of payment:

 

* Check/money order


* Credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express)


* Bank wire transfer


* Fund Transfer from bank accounts

 

All payments are due on the Account Statement Date. The Account Statement Date is the annual or monthly of the date the account was activated. You are responsible for directly updating, or notifying ABS, of any changes to your billing details.

 

Accounts that are past due will be automatically suspended. All past due and unpaid balances are subject to collection. In the event of collection, you will be liable for costs of collection including attorney's fees, court costs, and collection agency fees.

 

Billing Cycles (Terms)

 

ABS offers one Billing Cycle (terms) for hosting charges: Yearly (12 months) for shared hosting accounts and monthly or yearly for dedicated / VPS accounts. The Billing Cycle begins on the Plan Activation Date. Resellers are limited to the Yearly Billing Cycle for all of their charges.

 

You may elect to change your Billing Cycle at any time; however, the new Billing Cycle will only take effect at the time of the next plan renewal.

 

All additional features added to an account are charged yearly. Additional items are non-refundable.

 

Account Renewals

 

In order to insure uninterrupted service to your website, all plans has to be renewed. The customer has the sole responsibility to keep track of the expiry date and renew the services well in advance at least 10 days before expiry. It is not the responsibility of ABS to give you any intimations in advance. It is confirmed by you that the responsibility of renewing the service will lie with you. The renewal of your account is subject to realisation of payment by ABS. Payment of account fee after expiry date does not guarantee the renewal of account with ABS. ABS cannot guarantee the renewal of account, if the payment is made after expiry date. Renewal of services such as domains, ssl certificates etc, involve companies, on whose activities, ABS does not have control over. Hence, ABS is not liable for interruption in services, loss of data, loss domain names, ssl certificates etc.

 

Statements

 

ABS does not mail paper invoices or statements. Statements can be viewed and printed through members area.

 

Fees

 

Returned (NSF) Checks

 

ABS charges Rs.200 fee for returned (NSF) checks. Customers that issue an NSF check will be required to submit future payments ith a DD or money order.

 

Bank Account Payments

 

ABS charges Rs.150 for outstation checks, Account transfers.

 

Reactivation

 

Customers that wish to reactivate a closed account will be assessed Rs.2000 reactivation fee. Rs.200 fee will be assessed if ABS restores your data files to your reactivated account.

 

Cancellations

 

Hosting plans will automatically expire until a plan is renewed. In order to cancel service, you must contact ABS's Billing Team at info@seoinformationsystems.com with proper payment details and account details. Please be aware that there are no pro-rated refunds after the first 30 days of service. No refund is available for ABS Shared / Dedicated / VPS / Reseller Accounts in the event of cancellation. ABS doesn't give any money back guarantee for all the services advertised through our website.

 

Cancellation requests must be received by ABS a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to the end of your Billing Cycle.

 

ABS will confirm the cancellation request when it is processed. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact ABS as soon as possible.

 

ABS does not monitor, plans for problems related to domain name transfers, non-usage, Internic, your ISP, or any other secondary issues not directly related to ABS's services. Cancellation of services does not relieve the customer from paying any outstanding balance owed on the account. ABS reserves the right to cancel any account, at any time, without notice, for any reason ABS considers appropriate.

 

Billing/Price Changes

 

ABS's policies and prices are subject to change without notice. Any price changes become effective in the next billing cycle.

 

 



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