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.
All services provided by MAW Hosting may only be used for lawful purposes. The laws of the State of
Florida, the State of Texas, and the United States of America apply.
The customer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless MAW 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@MAW2000.net with the
Examples of unacceptable material include:
IRC Bots, Proxy Scripts / Anonymizers, Pirated Software / Warez, ".img" /
image hosting only sites that do not host an actual domain name, Escrow,
High-Yield Interest Programs(HYIP) or related sites, 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, or sites promoting illegal activities
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@MAW2000.net.com and we will be happy to assist you.
Potential harm to minors is strictly forbidden, including but not limited
to child pornography or content perceived to be child pornography (Lolita):
Any site found to host child pornography or linking to child pornography
will be suspended immediately without notice.
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
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.
MAW 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.
MAW 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 MAW Hosting.
4.) Payment Information
You agree to supply appropriate payment for the services received from
MAW Hosting, in advance of the time period during which such services are
provided. You agree that until and unless you notify MAW Hosting of your
desire to cancel any or all services received, those services will be billed
on a recurring basis.
Once we recieve your cancellation and have confirmed all
necessary information with you via e-mail, we will inform you that your account
has been canceled. At this time, your account with us has been canceled.
If you do not hear back from us or receive an e-mail confirming this cancellation,
please contact us immediately.
As a client of MAW Hosting, it is your responsibility to ensure that your payment information is up to date, and that all invoices are paid on time.
MAW Hosting provides a 10 day grace period from the time the invoice is due and when it must be paid. Any invoice that is overdue for 10 days and not paid will result in a $10 late fee and/or an account suspension until account balance has been paid in full.
Invoices that have been paid more than once with multiple Paypal Subscriptions can only be added as credit towards the account and cannot be refunded via Paypal. If you require assistance with this provision, please contact sales@MAW Hosting.com
MAW 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. MAW 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 MAW Hosting servers.
6.) Cancellations and Refunds
MAW Hosting reserves the right to cancel the account at any time with or
Any abuse of our staff in any medium or format will result in the suspension or termination of your services.
Customers may cancel at any time via a
There are no refunds on hosting, dedicated
servers, administrative fees, install fees for custom software, or domain
Cancelling a website:
Cancelling your paypal subscription will cancel your hosting service.
Cancelled websites will remain on the server for 15 days after cancellation date.
Content will be removed from the server after this 15 day period.
Domain names registered by MAW 2000 cannot be transferred to another hosting provider or purchased.
Violations of the Terms of Service will waive the refund policy.
7.) Resource Usage
User may not:
a) Use 25% or more of system resources for longer then 90 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)
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,
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 and colocation no full refund will be honored --
. We reserve the right to refund a prorated amount or no refund at all.
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 MAW Hosting 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 sales@MAW Hosting.com 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. MAW 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'. MAW 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) / Semidedicated Servers
Shared accounts may not resell web hosting to other people, if you wish
to resell hosting you must use a reseller account. Semidedicated servers are not backed up. You must maintain your own backups.
13.) Dedicated Servers
MAW 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. MAW 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 sales@MAW Hosting.com if you wish to obtain a secondary hard drive. It is your responsibility to maintain backups.
13.) Price Change
The amount you pay for hosting will never increase from the date of
purchase. We reserve the right to change prices listed on MAW Hosting.com, and
the right to increase the amount of resources given to plans at any time.
Customer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold MAW Hosting
harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims,
including reasonable attorney's fees asserted against MAW 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 MAW Hosting against liabilities arising out of;
(1) any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or
otherwise distributed in connection with MAW 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 MAW Hosting's server.
By using any MAW Hosting services, you agree to binding arbitration.
If any disputes or claims arise against MAW Hosting or its subsidiaries, such disputes will be handled by an arbitrator of MAW 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.
MAW Hosting shall not be responsible for any damages your business may suffer.
MAW Hosting makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied for services
we provide. MAW 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 MAW Hosting and its employees.
16.) Disclosure to law enforcement
MAW 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.
17.) Changes to the TOS
MAW Hosting reserves the right to revise its policies at any time without