Terms of Service

This service agreement has been put together to provide you with a complete and comprehensive set of policies that bind us as the hosting services provider, and you, our customer.

Website Hosting and Domain Name Registration Services


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Hosted Content

All services provided by us may be used only for lawful purposes. The laws of the Republic of Ireland and the European Union apply.

The customer agrees to indemnify and hold us harmless 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, literature, photographs, or any other copyrighted work. The offer of sale of any counterfeit trademarked merchandise will result in the immediate termination of your account. If you believe that your copyright or trademark is being infringed upon, please email abuse@netlink.ie, including relevant information.

Examples of unacceptable material on all shared and reseller servers include:

IRC Bots, Proxy Scripts and Anonymizers, filedump, mirror, or banner-ad services (similar to rapidshare, or commercial banner ad rotation), affiliate servers, topsites, commercial audio streaming (more than one or two streams), muds / rpg's.

Using a shared account as a backup/storage device is not permitted, with the exception of one cPanel backup per account.

Examples of unacceptable material on all servers include:

Pirated Software / Warez, Escrow, High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or related sites, Investment sites (FOREX, egold exchange), sale of any controlled substance without prior proof of appropriate permit(s), AutoSurf sites, Bank Debentures, Bank Debenture Trading Programs, Prime Banks Programs, lottery sites, hate sites, hacker focused sites/archives/programs, or sites promoting illegal activities, IP Scanners, Brute Force Programs, Mail Bombers and Spam Scripts. Forums and or websites that distribute or link to warez content are prohibited.

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 e-mail 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 ticket/e-mail and will have a response within 48 hours.

If in doubt regarding the acceptability of your site or service, please contact us at abuse@netlink.ie 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.

Any site found to host child pornography or linking to child pornography will be suspended immediately without notice. Authorities will be notified in the case of suspected hosting of child pornography.

Resellers: we will suspend the site in question and will notify you so you may terminate the account. Accounts may be monitored for further infractions.

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

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Customer Responsibility

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You agree to supply appropriate payment for the services received from us, in advance of the time period during which such services are provided. You agree that until and unless you notify us 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 or via cancellation form if provided. Once we receive your cancellation notice and have confirmed all necessary information with you via e-mail, we will inform you in writing (typically e-mail) that your account and/or service has been cancelled. Your cancellation confirmation will contain a tracking number in the subject for your reference, and for verification purposes. If you do not hear back from us, or do not receive the confirmation email within 48 hours after submitting your cancellation, please contact us immediately via phone. It may be required that cancellations of services are done through the online form to confirm your identity; confirm in writing you are prepared for all files and/or e-mails to be permanently removed; and document the request. This process reduces the likelyhood of mistakes, fraudulent or malicious requests, and ensures you are aware that the files, e-mails, and account may be removed immediately after a cancellation request is processed.

As a client of NETLINK IT SERVICES, it is your responsibility to ensure that your payment information is up to date, and that all invoices are paid on time. We provide a 30 day grace period from the time the invoice is due and when it must be paid. Any invoice that is overdue for 30 days and not paid may result in a €20.00 EUR late fee and/or an account suspension until the account balance has been paid in full. There is also a re-activation fee of €50.00 EUR for suspended accounts.

Hardcopy paper invoices, if posted out to a Customer's address, may be levied with an administration fee of €5 EUR plus Value Added Tax.

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. If you require assistance with this provision, please contact sales@netlink.ie.

We reserve the right to change the monthly and/or annual service fees and any other charges at any time.

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We reserve the right to cancel web hosting services at any time. In this event you will be entitled to a pro rata refund based upon the remaining period of hosting. If a customer contravenes our terms of service, a refund will not be issued in the event of a cancellation. Customers may cancel their account at any time. Any incentives offered to customers when opening the account will also be cancelled. Customers may be given the option to purchase services which were offered as start-up incentives in the result of a cancellation. In addition, some accounts incur set-up fees; these charges are non-refundable.

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Domain Name Registration

We offer comprehensive domain name registration and acquisition services. To faciliate this, we have agreements with a number of domain name registries and registrars.

All domain names that are registered through our services are subject to these terms of service, as well as the rules and regulations of the respective registry and any contractual obligations that may exist between the registrant and the registrar where the registrar is not NETLINK IT SERVICES.

The registration of the international domain name extensions (.com/.net/.org/.info/.biz) are governed by the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy).

.IE domain name registrations are subject to the rules and regulations governing registrations as defined by the IEDR. Domain name disputes are governed by the IE Dispute Resolution Policy (IEDRP).

Below are links to registrars and registries that may have additional contractual requirements that you agree to by registering domain names from those registries. You are responsible for reviewing any terms and conditions provided by these registries:

If registering domain names with extensions not listed here, please contact us for details and to receive a copy of the terms relevant to the appropriate domain name extension.

Occasionally, we may, at our discretion, make modifications to domain registration details or DNS without prior notice, if we deem those changes necessary to resume smooth business operation.

Domain names may be renewed automatically on an annual basis. If you do not have auto debit set up, we will invoice you for the renewal fees. If renewal fees are not paid within an acceptable timeframe, domain names may be suspended without further notice. If this happens, your website as well as email service and any other service associated with your domain name (or hostnames or subdomains) may go offline until the suspension is lifted. Please note that suspended domain names will eventually transition into the expiry phase, and may consequently get deleted. Deleted domain names are open to registration by the general public.

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Transfers Out

Should you choose to transfer your services to a different provider, your accounts with us must be settled in full before we can remove the registrar lock and any other possible restrictions on your domain. With an active registrar lock, it will not be possible to transfer your domain name to any other registrar.

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