Terms Of Service Agreement

The use of services from MM Hosting Corporation. [hereafter referred to as "MM Hosting"] constitutes agreement to these terms.


1.) Account Setup / Email on file
We will setup your account after we have received payment and we and/or our payment partner(s) have screened the order(s) incase of fraud. It is your responsibility to provide us with an email address which is not @ the domain(s) you are signing up under. If there is ever an abuse issue or we need to contact you, the primary email address on file will be used for this purpose. It is your responsibility to ensure the email address on file is current or up to date at all times. Providing false contact information of any kind may result in the termination of your account. In dedicated server purchases or high risk transactions, it will be necessary to provide government issued identification and possibly a scan of the credit card used for the purchase. If you fail to meet these requirements, the order may be considered fraudulent in nature and be denied.

Transfers
Our transfers team will make every effort to help you move your site to us, however, we can not make guarantees of the transfer process. We provide this as a courtesy service and can not make guarantees regarding its availability or the amount of time it may take as each host is configured a little differently. We will try our best, however, in some cases we may be unable to assist you in a transfer of data from an old host.


2.) Content
All services provided by MM Hosting may only be used for lawful purposes. The laws of the State of Illinois and the United States of America apply.

The customer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless MM Hosting from any claims resulting from the use of our services.
Use of our services to infringe upon any copyright or trademark is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to unauthorized copying of music, books, photographs, or any other copyrighted work. The offer of sale of any counterfeit merchandise of a trademark holder will result in the immediate termination of your account. If you believe that your copyright or trademark is being infringed upon, please email abuse@mmhosting.com with the information required. If the request is of a licensing issue, we may require further documentation.

Examples of unacceptable material include:

IRC Bots, Proxy Scripts / Anonymizers, Pirated Software / Warez, image, video and/or software download sites, Escrow, High-Yield Interest Programs(HYIP) or related sites, Torrent scripts and files, Investment sites (FOREX, egold exchange), AutoSurf sites, Bank Debentures, Bank Debenture Trading Programs, Prime Banks Programs, lottery sites, muds / rpg's, hate sites, hacker focused sites/archives/programs, porn sites or sites promoting illegal activities. Accounts are only to be used for storage of websites only. Storage space cannot be used for backups of PC data, software, music, videos and other files that would not be related to the contents of the website.

MM Hosting's Web Hosting and Ecommerce accounts are NOT configured for the purposes of distributing software and/or multimedia products.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Any material that, in our judgment, is obscene or threatening is prohibited and will be removed from our servers with or without notice.

Failure to respond to email from our abuse department within 48 hours may result in the suspension or termination of your services. All abuse issues must be dealt with via troubleticket/email and will have a response within 48 hours.

If in doubt regarding the acceptability of your site or service, please contact us at abuse@mmhosting.com and we will be happy to assist you.

Resellers: we will suspend the site in question and will notify you so you may terminate the account. We will further monitor your activity; more than one infraction of this type may result in the immediate termination of your account.

Direct customers: Your services will be terminated with or without notice.

Violations will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

It is your responsibility to ensure that scripts/programs installed under your account are secure and permissions of directories are set properly, regardless of installation method. When at all possible, set permissions on most directories to 755 or as restrictive as possible. Users are ultimately responsible for all actions taken under their account. This includes the compromise of credentials such as username and password. It is required that you use a secure password. If a weak password is used, your account may be suspended until you agree to use a more secure password. Audits may be done to prevent weak passwords from being used. If an audit is performed, and your password is found to be weak, we will notify you and allow time for you to change/update your password.

3.) Zero Tolerance Spam Policy
We take a zero tolerance stance against sending of unsolicited e-mail, bulk emailing, and spam. "Safe lists" and "double opt-in" will be treated as spam. Any user who sends out spam will have their account terminated with or without notice.

Sites advertised via SPAM (Spamvertised) may not be hosted on our servers. This provision includes, but is not limited to SPAM sent via fax, email, instant messaging, or usenet/newsgroups. No organization or entity listed in the ROKSO may be hosted on our servers. Any account which results in our IP space being blacklisted will be immediately suspended and/or terminated.

MM Hosting reserves the right to require changes or disable as necessary any web site, account, database, or other component that does not comply with its established policies, or to make any such modifications in an emergency at its sole discretion.

MM Hosting reserves the right to charge the holder of the account used to send any unsolicited e-mail a clean up fee. This cost of the clean up fee is entirely at the discretion of MM Hosting.


4.) Payment Information
You agree to supply appropriate payment for the services received from MM Hosting, in advance of the time period during which such services are provided. You agree that until and unless you notify MM Hosting of your desire to cancel any or all services received, those services will be billed on a recurring basis. Cancellations must be done in writing via the online ticketing system or through your our eBilling system located by clicking here.  Invoices MM Hosting reserves the right to change the monthly payment amount and any other charges at anytime.


5.) Backups and Data Loss
Your use of the service is at your sole risk. MM Hosting is not responsible for files and/or data residing on your account. You agree to take full responsibility for files and data transferred and to maintain all appropriate backup of files and data stored on MM Hosting servers.


6.) Cancellations / Renewals
MM Hosting reserves the right to cancel the account at any time with or without notice. This agreement will automatically renew for the same successive period(s) specified by the client on the initial order.  This agreement will renew every 1, 3, 6,  12 or 24 months unless canceled in writing at least 10 days prior to the renewal date.  Cancellations within 10-days renewal will be subject to domain renewal fees or other non-refundable renewals. If client cancels, the service will remain active until the end of the billing cycle and will be scheduled to for termination. Client will be NOT prorated or refunded for the time left of the billing cycle.


Customers may cancel at any time via our ticket system or ebilling system. MM Hosting gives you an unconditional 30 day money back guarantee on managed shared hosting, and reseller solution's. There are no refunds on dedicated servers, setup fees, and domain name purchases/renewals/transfers.

Only first-time accounts are eligible for a refund. For example, if you've had an account with us before, cancelled and signed up again, you will not be eligible for a refund or if you have opened a second account with us.

Violations of the Terms of Service will waive the refund policy.


7.) Resource Usage
User may not:

a) Use 10% or more of system resources for longer then 60 seconds. There are numerous activities that could cause such problems; these include: CGI scripts, FTP, PHP, HTTP, etc.
b) Run any type of interactive real-time chat applications that require server resources. Remotely-hosted services are fully allowed.
c) Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD.
d) Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network.
e) Run any bit torrent application, tracker, or client.
f) Participate in any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities
g) Run any gaming servers such as counter-strike, half-life, battlefield1492, etc
h) Run cron entries with intervals of less than 15 minutes
When using PHP include functions for including a local file, include the local file rather than the URL. Instead of include("http://yourdomain.com/include.php") use include("include.php")


8.) Bandwidth Usage
You are allocated a monthly bandwidth allowance. This allowance varies depending on the hosting package you purchase. Should your account pass the allocated amount we reserve the right to suspend the account until the start of the next allocation, suspend the account until more bandwidth is purchased at an additional fee, suspend the account until you upgrade to a higher level of package, terminate the account and/or charge you an additional fee for the overages. Unused transfer in one month cannot be carried over to the next month.


9a.) Money back Guarantee
On dedicated servers -- the 30 day money back guarantee does not apply. We reserve the right to refund a prorated amount or no refund at all.

Each of MM Hosting’s shared and reseller hosting service carry a 30 day unconditional money back guarantee on them. If you are not completely satisfied with our services within the first 30 days of your service, you will be given a full refund of the contract amount. Remember, this is only for monthly shared or reseller packages and does not apply to dedicated servers, setup fees and domain name purchases. If we register a domain name for you as part of your hosting package with us, and you decide that you want to cancel your account during the first 30 days, then we will deduct the cost of the domain name from the money we refund you. We charge $12.95 per year for domain registration.


9b.) Uptime Guarantee
If your shared / reseller server has a physical downtime that is not within the 99.9% uptime you may receive one month of credit on your account. Approval of the credit is at the discretion of MM Hosting’s dependant upon justification provided. Third party monitoring service reports may not be used for justification due to a variety of factors including the monitor's network capacity/transit availability. The uptime of the server is defined as the reported uptime from the operating system of the server which may differ from the uptime reported by individual services. To request a credit, please contact us with justification. All requests must be made in writing via email. Uptime guarantees only apply to shared / reseller solutions. Dedicated servers are covered by a network guarantee in which the credit is prorated for the amount of time the server is down which is not related to our uptime guarantee.


10.) Reseller: Client Responsibility
Resellers are responsible for supporting their clients. MM Hosting does not provide support to our Reseller's Clients. If a reseller's client contacts us, we reserve the right to place the client account on hold until the reseller can assume their responsibility for their client. All support requests must be made by the reseller on their clients' behalf for security purposes. Resellers are also responsible for all content stored or transmitted under their reseller account and the actions of their clients'. MM Hosting will hold any reseller responsible for any of their clients actions that violate the law or the terms of service.


11.) Shared (non-reseller accounts)
Shared accounts may not resell web hosting to other people, if you wish to resell hosting you must use a reseller account. Shared hosting accounts are not backed up. You must maintain your own backups.


12.) Dedicated Servers
MM Hosting reserves the right to reset the password on a dedicated server if the password on file is not current so that we may do security audits as required by our datacenter. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that there is a valid email address and current root password on file for their dedicated server on file to prevent downtime from forced password resets. MM Hosting reserves the right to audit servers as needed and to perform administrative actions at the request of our datacenter. Dedicated servers are NOT backed up by us and it is the responsibility of the client to maintain backups or have a solution for this. You may purchase an additional hard drive and maintain backups to it as the most simple solution. Please contact us if you wish to obtain a secondary hard drive. It is your responsibility to maintain backups.


13a.) Indemnification
Customer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold MM Hosting harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney's fees asserted against MM Hosting, its agents, its customers, officers and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to be performed or any product sold by customer, its agents, employees or assigns. Customer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless MM Hosting against liabilities arising out of; (1) any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with MM Hosting; (2) any material supplied by customer infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party; (3) copyright infringement and (4) any defective products sold to customers from MM Hosting’s server.


13b.) Arbitration
By using any MM Hosting services, you agree to binding arbitration. If any disputes or claims arise against MM Hosting or its subsidiaries, such disputes will be handled by an arbitrator of MM Hosting’s choice. All decisions rendered by that arbitrator will be binding and final. You are also responsible for any and all costs related to such arbitration.


14.) Disclaimer
MM Hosting shall not be responsible for any damages your business may suffer. MM Hosting makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied for services we provide. MM Hosting disclaims any warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, no deliveries, wrong delivery, and any and all service interruptions caused by MM Hosting and its employees.


15.) Disclosure to law enforcement
MM Hosting may disclose any subscriber information to law enforcement agencies without further consent or notification to the subscriber upon lawful request from such agencies.
We will cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies.

16.) Changes to the TOS
MM Hosting reserves the right to revise its policies at any time without notice.