Service Level Agreement

Last Updated: 28th July 2007


By submitting the online order form below, or by using IndicHosts.nets service, Customer hereby agrees to the following Service Level Agreement (SLA). Customer agrees that it shall comply with, and require its clients to comply with, this SLA.

Unless otherwise specified in this SLA, the usage of us, we, our, and ours shall refer to IndicHosts.net, a New Delhi corporation, and all its parents, subsidiaries, successors, and assigns. The usage of Customer, you, your, they, and them shall refer to the Customer of IndicHosts.net.

Moreover, in this SLA, IndicHosts.net shall refer to IndicHosts.net, a New Delhi corporation, and all its parents, subsidiaries, successors, and assigns.

1. Definitions.

1.1. Network Uptime is the total time in a calendar month that the IndicHosts.net network is available through the Internet, provided that Customer has established connectivity. IndicHosts.net takes responsibility for network availability within its network and for network outages from its bandwidth and connectivity provider, except when such network outages are excluded by Section 3.6 of this SLA; however, IndicHosts.net shall not be liable for any upstream problems outside of its network. IndicHosts.nets guarantee is that its network will be available to Customer free of Network Outages, that render 100% packet loss, 99.5% of each calendar month.

1.2. Network Outages or Unscheduled Downtime is any unplanned or unscheduled interruption in service availability during which Customer is unable to access the services as described in the section titled Network Uptime above.

1.3. A Network Outage is defined as a period in which 100% packet loss to IndicHosts.nets network is experienced, which is determined to have been caused by a problem in IndicHosts.nets Network as confirmed by IndicHosts.net. Downtime and outages are measured as the total length of time of the unplanned interruption in service availability in a calendar month.

1.4. Scheduled Downtime is any IndicHosts.net scheduled interruption of Services, for the purpose of network upgrades, or replacement of any equipment in order to provide for you better service. Scheduled downtime occurs during notified downtime periods, with as much advance warning as possible.

2. SLA Network Violation Credit occurs when IndicHosts.nets network uptime guarantee is not met. As stated in paragraph 1.1 above, IndicHosts.net guarantees 99.5% uptime for Windows and Linux hosting.

Network downtime is measured from the time the network is 100% unreachable, until service is once again restored. In order to request a credit, you must e-mail us at: billings@indichosts.net within seven (7) days after the last day of the calendar month in which the downtime occurred. (For example, if the downtime occurs during the month of December, IndicHosts.net must receive your e-mail between January 1 and January 7. E-mail notifications that are not sent within the first seven (7) days of the month immediately following the downtime will not be eligible for credits.

The amount of the credits are determined by the following table, based on the amount of Network Uptime the IndicHosts.net network has provided for the month in which a credit is requested.

Network Uptime for the Month Percentage of Monthly Hosting Fee Credited Upon Proper Request
99.5 - 100% 0% credit
99.0 - 99.5% 10% credit
98.5 - 99% 25% credit
97.0 - 98.5% 50% credit
95.0 - 97.0% 75% credit
Less than 97% 100% credit

IndicHosts.net will review claims of SLA violations during normal business hours of the first through seventh day of the month, and will apply any applicable credit to Customers account within two billing cycles after IndicHosts.net receives Customers credit request.

3. Performance Credit Exclusions.

Notwithstanding any contrary provision in this SLA, IndicHosts.net shall not be liable to reimburse in any form for failure to meet any of the guaranteed service level where such failure arises from any one or more of the following:

3.1. Scheduled downtime, maintenance, or upgrades, including without limitations the following:

Maintenance by local public telecommunications and telegraph service providers on access circuits between IndicHosts.net and the clients Web sites;

Software maintenance made globally on IndicHosts.nets network.

3.2. Emergency maintenance or upgrades, where such maintenance or upgrades are required by the occurrence of any events outside of IndicHosts.nets control;

3.3. Failure of access circuits to the IndicHosts.net Network, unless such failure is caused solely by IndicHosts.net;

3.4. Erroneous SLA outages reported as a result of outages or errors of any IndicHosts.net measurement system;

3.5. Problems outside of IndicHosts.nets network (upstream providers, or clients inbound connection) not effecting 100% packet loss to our network, and interruptions or failures of individual service caused by Customer, Customers agents or employees, Customers clients, or other third parties, to Customers service. These interruptions and failures include, but are not limited to, the following:

inaccurate configuration, third-party software, Customers abuse or over-utilization of resources, acts or omissions of any person for whom IndicHosts.net is not responsible, or any causes whether similar or otherwise outside IndicHosts.nets control;

3.6. Circumstances beyond IndicHosts.nets reasonable control and force major events including but not limited to the following:

catastrophic incidents, vandalism, lightning, power failure, fire, flood, earthquake, acts of nature, emergency, acts of any governmental body, war, insurrection, sabotage, armed conflict, terrorism, embargo, riots, curfew, strike or other labor disturbance, industrial disputes, interruption of or delay in transportation, unavailability of or interruption or delay in telecommunications or third-party services, virus attacks, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware or other malware, failure of third-party software (including, without limitation, e-commerce software, payment gateways, chat, statistics, or free scripts) or inability to obtain raw materials, supplies, or power used in or equipment needed for provision of this SLA;

3.7. Services or communications protocols other than hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP).

3.8. DNS (Domain Name System) issues outside the direct control of IndicHosts.net;

3.9. DNS propagation;

3.10. Customers acts or omissions (or acts or omissions of others engaged or authorized by customer), including, without limitation, custom scripting or coding, e.g. CGI, PERL, HTML, PHP, ASP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion etc., any negligence, willful misconduct, or use of IndicHosts.nets service in breach of IndicHosts.nets Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy, or No-Spam Policy;

3.11. Faults caused by the clients equipment, applications, interconnected equipment, networks, systems or gateways and / or the acts or omissions of the Customer, third-party components whether within or outside IndicHosts.nets network or the acts or omissions of local exchange carriers or failure of third party services;

3.12. Outages elsewhere on the Internet that hinder access to your account or services. IndicHosts.net is not responsible for browser or DNS caching that may make your Web site appear inaccessible when others can still access it. IndicHosts.net will guarantee only those areas considered under the control of IndicHosts.net; or

3.13. Disconnection and / or reconnection of the services due to non-payment of any charges payable to IndicHosts.net or where the services are disconnected by reason of it being used for any illegal, unlawful, or other objectionable purpose described in the TOS, AUP, or No-Spam Policy.3.14 Customer moving from the server where downtime occurred to another IndicHosts.net server in the same calendar month.

4. Nature of Credits; Sole Remedy.

4.1. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this SLA, the total amount credited to the Customer in a particular month under this SLA shall not exceed the total hosting fee paid by the Customer for such month for the affected service.

4.2. Credits are exclusive of any applicable taxes charged to the Customer or collected by IndicHosts.net and are the Customers sole and exclusive remedy with respect to any failure or deficiency in service or in the availability of the Customers Web sites.

5. General Terms.

5.1. You and IndicHosts.net agree that only measurements carried out by IndicHosts.nets personnel shall be used for the calculation of unavailable time and IndicHosts.nets records shall be conclusive evidence of that unavailable time. The clients sole remedy in relation to a breach of this SLA shall be limited to the service credits provided accordingly in this SLA.

4.2. This SLA shall not apply during any trial or free period of the services, and this SLA does not come into effect until after the end of the first month of the applicable services has been provided. The SLA shall apply during the normal initial period during which the Customer is available for IndicHosts.nets 30-day money-back guarantee, as provided in the TOS, as amended from time to time; provided, however, that Customers right to a 30-day money-back guarantee shall expire, according to its terms, if the Customer continues service beyond the first thirty (30) days.

5.3. This SLA does not relieve the Customer from the obligation to pay the Customers balance in full when it is due. SLA credits are always applied within two billing cycles after the month in which the downtime eligible for SLA credit occurs.

5.4. This SLA is subject to IndicHosts.nets Terms of Service (TOS), as it may be modified from time to time. In the event of any conflict between any term or condition of this SLA and the TOS, the TOS shall govern and the conflicting portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties to this SLA, and the remainder of the SLAs provisions shall remain in full force and effect.