Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
Use of the Website includes, but is not limited to, accessing, browsing or registering to use the Website.
Your use of the Website
You shall not use the Website for, or send to the Website, anything which, in any way:
5.1. is not in our best interests;
5.2. involves your use of any viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful or is intended to damage or interfere with the Website or any other system or information;
5.3. is infringing of any intellectual property rights or rights of privacy or confidentiality of us or any third party, including but not limited to nulled scripts (unlawfully licensed website software);
5.4. is fraudulent, criminal or not lawful, or which is in breach of any applicable law, statute, regulation or bye-law;
5.5. is misrepresentative or impersonates another person or organisation;
5.6. is defamatory, racist, sexist, defamatory, discriminatory, offensive, threatening, hateful, pornographic, indecent, obscene, malicious, abusive, political or untrue, or selling of prohibited materials i.e. drugs, weapons, fraudulent documents or counterfeit money;
5.7. is not accurate or outdated; or
If you submit or send to the Website any information or material, that information or material shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You hereby grant to us a worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, assignable, sub-licensable licence to use that information or material for the purposes of the Website or our general business purposes. You hereby waive your moral rights in respect of such information or material, such that we do not need to identify you as the author of that information or material and we may amend or modify it as we consider, in our absolute discretion, to be appropriate.
We have the right to disclose your identity to any third party that claims that any content posted or submitted by you in relation to the Website infringes their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy or confidentiality.
You shall comply at all times with our instructions for use of the Website.
Availability, accuracy and security of the Website
The Website is made available free of charge.
The content on the Website (including, but not limited to, the content of the Announcement, Blogs, Knowledge Base and Service Status sections of the Website) is provided for general information only and is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You should obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on the Website.
From time to time, we may carry out maintenance or repairs to the Website, or update the Website with new functionality.
We will use our reasonable endeavours to make the Website available 24 hours a day. Subject to paragraph 19 below, we shall not have any liability if the Website is unavailable for any period or at any time.
Due to the nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that the Website will always be available or that your access to the Website will be uninterrupted, timely or error-free. We do not guarantee that the Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
We may suspend or withdraw from any user access to the Website for any reason, temporarily or permanently, at any time without notice, and you shall not circumvent, or attempt to circumvent, any such action.
We may impose restrictions for any reason on access to the Website at any time without notice, and you shall not circumvent, or attempt to circumvent, any such action.
It is your responsibility to ensure that any hardware, software or any equipment that you use is compatible with the Website, and, subject to paragraph 19 below, we shall not have any liability for any damage caused to, or viruses or other information which may effect, any such hardware, software or equipment due to your access to the Website. You should use your own virus protection software.
Subject to paragraph 19 below, we shall not have any liability for the actions of third parties.
We accept liability for:
19.1. death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
19.2. our fraudulent misrepresentation; and
19.3. any other liability that we cannot exclude or limit at law.
Subject to paragraph 19 above, and to the extent permitted by law, in all cases other than in respect of services we provide to a specific client (which shall be governed by separate contractual terms of engagement):
20.1. our maximum liability (whether in tort, contract, misrepresentation, negligence, restitution or under any other legal head of liability) in relation to your use of or inability to use, or delay in use of, or reliance on any content on, the Website or any material in it or accessible from it or from any action or decision taken as a result of using the Website or any such material, shall be £100; and
20.2. we shall not have any liability (whether in tort, contract, misrepresentation, negligence, restitution or under any other legal head of liability):
20.2.1. in relation to your use or inability to use of, or delay in use of, or reliance on any content displayed on, the Website or any material in it or accessible from it; or
20.2.2. arising from any action or decision taken as a result of using the Website or any such material;
for any: (i) indirect or consequential losses, damages, costs or expenses; (ii) loss of actual or anticipated profits; (iii) loss of contracts; (iv) loss of use of money; (v) loss of anticipated savings; (vi) loss of revenue; (vii) loss of goodwill; (viii) loss of reputation; (ix) loss of business; (x) ex gratia payments; (xi) loss of operation time; (xii) loss of opportunity; (xiii) loss caused by the diminution in value of any asset; or (xiv) loss of, damage to, or corruption of, data; whether or not such losses were reasonably foreseeable or we had been advised of the possibility of such losses being incurred. For the avoidance of doubt, (ii) to (xiv) (inclusive) of this paragraph 20.2 apply whether such losses are direct, indirect, consequential or otherwise.
To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the Website or any content on it, whether express or implied.
We are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
All names, logos and related names, design marks and slogan used by us are trade marks or service marks of us or our licensees.
Unless otherwise stated, the copyright, database rights and any other rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights) in all information, data, text, photographs, images, graphics and materials (together “Materials”) on the Website, and the design, layout, “look and feel” and appearance of the Website is owned by us or licensed to us by third parties. You are permitted to use and download Materials or extracts from the Website to a local hard disk and print copies, subject to all of the following:
24.1. your use of the Website and any Materials is for your internal, personal, private use only;
24.2. except to the extent provided by law, you must not use, copy, reproduce, republish, post, broadcast or transmit any part of the Website or any Materials for any other purpose without our express prior written consent. This includes (but is not limited to) not reproducing or storing any part of the Website or any Materials in any other website or in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service;
24.3. you must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded from the Website in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, videos or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text;
24.4. except as we expressly permit, you must not in any way modify any Materials on the Website;
24.5. our copyright notice (e.g. © DevonWebs Design & Hosting) or, where indicated, the notice of our licensors, must appear in all electronic or hard copies of any Materials or extracts from the Website;
24.6. when you lawfully or with our consent copy, reproduce, republish, post, broadcast, transmit, print or quote from any of the Website or any Materials, you must do so fairly and give due accreditation to us, our suppliers and the Website. You shall also do so in accordance with any restrictions which we stipulate on the Website;
Your account and login details
You may need to use a username and password to access restricted sections of the Website. To register for such access, you may need to provide us with your name, email address, phone number and your chosen username and password; please see our Privacy and Cookies Policy for more details about this.
When you choose a username, password or any other information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
You should not choose a password which can be guessed easily.
If you think you may have lost your password or allowed a third party to see it, you must let us know straight away.
You shall be responsible for all use of the Website made under your login details.
We may require that you change your password from time to time.
Third party websites
We have no control over the content of any website to which a link from the Website exists (unless we are the provider or operator of those linked websites). Subject to paragraph 19 above, we shall have no liability for the content of those linked websites. Those websites are provided “as is” with no express or implied warranty for their content. By providing a link to those websites, we do not provide any endorsement or recommendation of those websites, their content or their operators or owners.
Unless we provide our written consent for you to do so, you shall not frame the Website onto your own or another person’s website.
We hereby grant to you a royalty-free, non-exclusive, revocable licence to provide a link from your website to the homepage of the Website; however, you must do so in a legal and fair way without damaging our reputation or taking advantage of it, and:
34.1. you shall not establish a link to the Website on any website that is not owned by you;
34.2. you shall not say anything that is false, misleading, derogatory or offensive about us or our services;
34.3. you shall not make any warranties or representation about us or our services without our prior written consent;
34.4. you shall not say or suggest that we have endorsed your website or are associated with it without our prior written consent; and
34.5. you may not charge any fee to any third party in order to use such link or to otherwise access the Website and, if you act in breach of this paragraph34.5, you agree that any such fee that you have received shall become immediately payable by you back to such third party.
We reserve the right to withdraw this linking permission without notice.
We may change or update the Website and its content at any time without notice to you. However, please note that any content on the Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are not under any obligation to update that content.
This Privacy and Cookies Policy (together with our Terms and Conditions and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read this Privacy and Cookies Policy carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
We will only use your personal data in the manner set out in this Privacy and Cookies Policy. We will only use your personal data in a way that is fair to you. We will only collect personal data where it is necessary for us to do so and where it is relevant to our dealings with you. We will only keep your personal data for as long as it is relevant to the purpose for which it was collected or for as long as we are required to keep it by law.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is DevonWebs Design & Hosting, a sole trading entity in England and Wales.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Your title, name, date of birth, address, email address, telephone numbers, username, password, business name (if applicable) and such other contact details as we require. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the Website.
Information that you provide by filling in forms on the Website. This includes information provided at the time of subscribing to our services or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with the Website.
If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
You should only submit to us or the Website information which is accurate and not misleading. You should keep that information up-to-date and let us know if any of that information changes by emailing us at [email protected] By submitting your or anyone else’s data to us or the Website, you must ensure that you have full authority and consent to supply us with that data on their behalf and you warrant to us that you have that authority.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
If you want to find out more information about cookies, go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org or to find out about removing them from your browser, go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.
Where we store your personal data
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. We use industry standard security and firewalls on our servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping that password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of your information. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
When you make any payment to us through the Website, you must make that payment to us using PayPal or Stripe. We do not collect any payment information from you. When submitting your payment information to PayPal or Stripe, please note that PayPal and Stripe each have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for those privacy policies. Please check those privacy policies before you submit any personal data to PayPal.
Your card details are not stored on our own servers, but remotely with our payment gateway for your security. Recurring use of cards is permitted using ‘tokenisation’.
We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer financial details with any 3rd parties.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
To ensure that content from the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
To provide you with billing information in relation to the services that we may provide to you.
To manage the Website, detect fraud or Website abuses, send you information relevant to the Website and in case we have any queries.
To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
To notify you about changes to our services.
To allow you to register for an account on the Website, which may include sending an email to you to confirm your details.
To give you a new password if you have forgotten it.
We may transfer our databases containing your personal information if we sell our business or part of it to an actual or potential purchaser.
We may also disclose your details as described elsewhere in this Privacy and Cookies Policy.
Other than as set out in this Privacy and Cookies Policy, we shall NOT sell or disclose your personal data to third parties without obtaining your prior consent unless this is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy and Cookies Policy or unless we are required to do so by law.
The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
By submitting data to us and using the Website, you consent to our use of your data and of anyone you represent in the manner set out in this Privacy and Cookies Policy (as amended from time to time, as described below) and you are responsible for ensuring that you have authority to consent on behalf of anyone about whom you submit data to us.
Please note that you can revoke any consent you have given us under this policy at any time by contacting us on [email protected], and referencing this Privacy and Cookies Policy in the email subject line, using the body of the email to say what consent you are revoking.
Changes to our Privacy and Cookies Policy
Any changes we may make to this Privacy and Cookies Policy in the future will be posted on the Website and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Each time you enter the Website, you agree that the Privacy and Cookies Policy current at that time shall apply to all information held by you.
Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy and Cookies Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to [email protected]
To report junk email or abuse issues please email [email protected].
This acceptable use policy governs your use of the services we provide (“Hosting Services”). Your use of the Hosting Services means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms and conditions. DevonWebs may modify this Acceptable Use Policy at any time without notice.
You must not allow a third party to access or use the Hosting Services. If you have purchased one of our reseller hosting packages, you can allow a third party (a “Third Party”) to access or use the Hosting Services. If you do so, they will also be regulated by this acceptable use policy. As such, you will monitor the use of the Hosting Services by a Third Party and you will procure that they abide by this acceptable use policy. A breach of this acceptable use policy by a Third Party will be deemed to be a breach of this acceptable use policy by you.
The Hosting Services are provided by DevonWebs.
A. RESOURCE USAGE
- 1. The Shared Hosting Services comprise the provision of web space on our servers to enable you to upload pages and files for the purpose of publishing websites.
- 2. The Shared Hosting Services allow you ‘unlimited’ server space for normal routine “non-file-distribution” web usage. For websites that allow downloading of video, audio or other files we reserve the right to impose a bandwidth limit of fifty (50) gigabytes per calendar month.
- 3. Non-file-distribution usage will remain unaffected by any limit imposed on downloading of video, audio or other files.
- 4. In your use of the Shared Hosting Services (other than where you are using your own virtual private server), you may not:
- a. use more than 10% of our platform’s processing capacity. There are numerous activities that could cause such problems, including (but not limited to) CGI scripts and intensive FTP, PHP or HTTP operations
- b. run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes or any daemons; including (but not limited to) IRCd
- c. run any type of web spider or indexer
- d. run any software that interfaces with an Internet Relay Chat network
- e. run any bit torrent application, tracker, or client. You may link to legal torrent files off-site, but may not host or store them on our servers
- f. participate in any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities
- g. run any gaming servers
- h. run entries or other scheduled tasks other than by configuring them through our control panel
- i. give away web space under a domain (including Resellers giving away free websites)
- j. operate a proxy website or service
- k. as a remote file host for other websites
- l. operate self-hosted file sync or similar “cloud storage” based services including (but not limited to) OwnCloud, Pydio and Sparkleshare.
- 5. You must not use the Hosting Services as an offsite backup facility. Therefore, all files uploaded to our servers as part of your usage of the Hosting Services must be visible and accessible to the outside world (web-visible) unless they are needed to operate the website of which they form part; We reserve the right to delete files or directories that are not web-visible without giving notice to you.
- 6. All pages of website stored on our servers as part of the Hosting Services will be available to search engines unless you take action to prevent this. If you wish to optimise your web pages for search engines you agree to use coding and techniques which comply fully with the guidelines issued by Google, Bing, Yahoo and other large search engines.
- 7. MySQL Databases are limited to 1024 megabytes in size, when they reach this size we will notify you.
- 8. If you are a Reseller and deactivate a resold web hosting account we will delete it after 50 days.
B. PROHIBITED USES
- 1. You may use the Hosting Services only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Hosting Services:
- a. in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation
- b. in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect
- c. for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way
- d. to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards (see below)
- e. to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (also known as SPAM – see below)
- to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware
- 1. You may use the Hosting Services only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Hosting Services:
C. CONTENT STANDARDS
- 1. These content standards apply to any and all material that you allow to be hosted through the Hosting Services and to any interactive services associated with it.
- 2. You must comply with the spirit of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any Material as well as to its whole.
- 3. Material must:
- a. be accurate (where they state facts)
- b. be genuinely held (where they state opinions)
- c. comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted
- d. not be unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
4. Material must not:
- a. contain any material which is defamatory of any person
- b. contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory
- c. contain any material that is pornographic
- d. promote violence
- e. promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age
- f. infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person
- g. be likely to deceive any person
- h. be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence
- i. promote any illegal activity
- j. be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety
- k. be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person
- l. be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person
- m. give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case
- n. advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse
D. ZERO TOLERANCE SPAM POLICY
- 1. We take a zero tolerance stance against the sending of unsolicited email, bulk emailing and spam. We may terminate the account of any user who send out spam with or without notice
- 2. Websites advertised as spam may not be hosted on our servers. This provision includes, but is not limited to, spam sent via fax, phone, postal mail, email, instant messaging or newsgroups. Any user account which results in our IP space being blacklisted will be immediately suspended and/or terminated.
- 3. DevonWebs reserves the right to require changes or disable as necessary any website, account, database or component that does not comply with our policy
- 4. DevonWebs reserves the right to charge the holder of the account used to send any unsolicited email, a clean-up fee or any charges incurred for blacklist removal at our sole discretion
- You agree not to:
- a. re-sell or offer for the use of third parties any part of our Hosting Services unless a specific Reseller product has been purchased,
b. not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt
- i. any part of the Hosting Services
- ii. any equipment or network used to provide the Hosting Services
- iii. any software used in the provision of the Hosting Services
- iv. any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party
- c. If you deactivate a resold Hosting Service for 50 consecutive days we will automatically delete this Hosting Service.
- d. You are responsible for the good housekeeping of your Reseller Service. You agree to delete files and Hosting Services that are no longer required
- e. DevonWebs and Staff are not to held liable for any data stored within our servers including but not limited too data loss
F. SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
- 1. We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of the Hosting Services. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
- 2. Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the our terms and conditions of sale upon which you are permitted to use the Hosting Services, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
- a. immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Hosting Services
- b. immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any Material (as defined in paragraph 5.1) uploaded to our servers
- c. issue of a warning to you
- d. issue of legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach
- e. further legal action against you
- f. disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary
G. CHANGES TO OUR ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
- 1. We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you.
VPS Fair Usage
Use of Traffic (Bandwidth).
Your account monthly traffic may be limited in accordance with the VPS Type. The additional bandwidth is paid and applied on a monthly basis. The fee is non-refundable. If the monthly traffic limit is reached before the end of the month Your account will be suspended until the beginning of the next month.
Disk Space Usage.
Your account disk space is limited in accordance with the VPS Type. Up to 4 GB from the disc space is allocated to the VPS system files and this space cannot be used for storing Your content.
The initial and renewal fees for each VPS include the number of IPs in accordance with VPS type. Additional IPs can be added to a VPS. In such a case DevonWebs will charge the appropriate fee for the dedicated IP. The fee is applied and should be paid on a per month basis. The fee is non-refundable.
You can order Additional RAM as extra features to Your VPS account(s). DevonWebs will charge the appropriate fee for the additional RAM, depending on the amount of RAM ordered. The fee is applied and paid on a monthly basis. The fee is non-refundable. Renewal fee is due for the Additional RAM each month after the initial order, until the upgrade or the VPS account itself is cancelled. You are solely responsible to make the renewal payments in a timely manner. In case no renewal payment is received, DevonWebs will remove the additional RAM or will suspend the whole VPS account until receiving additional RAM renewal payment.
VPS Servers are not included in r daily, or weekly backups. We strongly encourage you utilise a remote backup facility in the case of data-loss of corruption which may be irretrievable. DevonWebs cannot be held liable for the loss of data within a VPS.
As part of our VPS products, we may include ‘management’, which is available in the following tiers…
No assistant in software/server management included
Our management offering is ideal for those who are able to handle the day to day operations of your server, but would require occassional assistance. Our managed VPS option may be included as standard with your VPS purchase, but support / assistance will be limited to 1 hours monthly. Additional management hours can be purchased, or may be billed at the standard rate of £75+VAT per hour. The support team under a basic management plan will not access a server, and will provide only documentation or references to assist in terms of diagnosing any potentials issues within the server.
Fully Managed / Monitored
Our highest level of management allows us to provide full server administration with up to 3 hours of technical assistance / consultation monthly. We will also monitor your server pro-actively, via our Nagios / check_mk monitoring suite. Tasks will be carried out on request – urgent upgrades /patches will be carried out automatically.
Monitoring levels will vary according to the scale of a project – DevonWebs reserves the right to increase / decrease management costs in order to provide a bespoke support offering.
Storage and Security
At all times, You shall bear full risk of loss and damage to Your server and all of Your server content. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password and account information. You acknowledge and agree that You are solely responsible for all acts, omissions and use under and charges incurred with Your account or password or in connection with the server or any of Your server content displayed, linked, transmitted through or stored on the server. You shall be solely responsible for undertaking measures to: (i) prevent any loss or damage to Your server content; (ii) maintain independent archival and backup copies of Your server content; (iii) ensure the security, confidentiality and integrity of Your server content transmitted through or stored on DevonWebs servers; and (iv) ensure the confidentiality of Your password. DevonWebs services are not intended to be used for data backup or archiving purposes. Using an account as an online storage space for archiving electronic files is prohibited and will result in termination of hosting services without prior notice. We reserve the right to delete Your archives if they affect Our overall server performance and DevonWebs shall have no liability to You or any other person for loss, damage or destruction of any of Your content. The services offered by DevonWebs are not intended to provide a PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant environment and therefore should not be utilized as such without further compliance activity. DevonWebs shall have no liability to You or any other person for Your use of DevonWebs products and/or services in violation of these terms.
If your VPS becomes under attack we can suspend and terminate your service with prior warning and no refunds.
Shared / Reseller / WordPress / Application Hosting:
Shared and re-seller hosting accounts will be activated instantly on receipt of payment. Once paid, our systems will automatically provision your account and will notify you of any relevant setup / information.
Due to our fraud prevention systems – any order may be placed in a ‘Pending’ state awaiting confirmation / acceptance by management. This may cause delays and will prevent automatic creation of the shared hosting accounts mentioned above.
Cloud / VPS / Dedicated and Other:
Services apart from those on our shared hosting environments will be provisioned manually within 12 hours following receipt of first payment.
If you are a registered customer and have access to our Client Area (https://my.devonwebs.uk) then the fastest way to get in touch is by logging in and browsing to ‘Open Ticket’ – from here, you will be able to open a ticket to the department most suitable for your enquiry.
If you would like to contact us but do not have access to the client area (either because you are not yet a customer, or because you are locked out for any reason) then you can contact us via any of the following methods…
Report Abuse / Abuse Response:
Emails will be responded to within 24 hours.
For any of the above – you may also contact us by phone on 01271 320963
Please note that complaints should be provided in writing to [email protected] – a confirmation of receipt will be provided in 1 working day.
If you are unhappy with the outcome of your complaint, you may ask for this to be reviewed or to receive a second opinion. This will be then reviewed by another senior member of the team.
Domain Name / Registrar Complaints:
Please use [email protected] contact us for any domain name related queries you may have, including complaints and instances of domain name abuse, you should expect to receive a response within 1 working day.
You are also able to make a formal complaint about a registrar to Nominet (the .uk registry) here: http://www.nominet.uk/resources/complaints
Domains are provisioned through our registrar partners. As such we cannot guarantee the availability of a particular domain, however any charges incurred in the registration of a domain which is subsequently found to be unavailable will be refunded in full.
When a domain is registered though us we are just the registrar and you are still the registered owner and still hold all the rights to your domain/s. You can move away from us anytime by raising a ticket or emailing [email protected]
Please note that the registrars may reject the registration of a domain if invalid information is provided at the time of order. All TLDs and ccTLDs have differing validation requirements which are also subject to change. As such we are not responsible for the validation of such data and it is your responsibility to check that a domain registration has been completed by the receipt of a ‘domain registration confirmation’ email. In the unlikely event a domain is rejected by the registrar, you will not receive such an email and we would need to be alerted to investigate this with the registrar directly and process the registration manually.
The objective of this SLA is to document the availability of the Service that DevonWebs is to achieve. This does not constitute any additional liability to DevonWebs, but instead a self-assumed obligation towards the Client. Under the conditions below DevonWebs offers to pay the Client service credits if the availability defined below is not met.
DevonWebs shall guarantee the availability will be 99% in any calendar month, subject to exclusions as defined below. If DevonWebs fails to meet this guarantee a credit shall be available to the Client as defined below.
The availability calculation shall exclude periods when outages arise from, or are otherwise indirectly caused by:
– Outage periods due to any cause other than faults by DevonWebs, including faults or negligence of the Client or problems associated with equipment connected on the Client’s side of DevonWebs delivery point,
– In case that the Client’s equipment should cause negative effects on the performance, quality and/or operation of the DevonWebs Network, DevonWebs will proceed to disconnect the link, for benefit of the rest of users of the DevonWebs Network. This disconnection won’t be cause of penalty under the SLA. DevonWebs will notify the Client as soon as possible about this issue in order for the Client to repair the problems.
– Outage periods reported by the Client in which no fault is observed or confirmed by DevonWebs
– Any fault period during which service is suspended under provision in this Agreement,
– The Client requesting DevonWebs to upgrade the capacity of the service, if this operation results in an outage.
– During Scheduled Maintenance affecting the Services as defined above.
– Performance degradations and service loss due to Denial Of Service attacks or other unlawful attacks generated inside the Client’s network or executed against users inside the Client’s network or the Client network infrastructure, will be excluded from SLA calculation as it is within the Client’s responsibility to put in place the relevant protection mechanisms inside its network to protect itself and its clients.
Neither Party will be obliged to carry out any obligation under this Agreement where performance of such obligation is prevented by the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event. No commitment from DevonWebs applies in case of Force Majeure.
Should the Client not have access to the Services as defined above, DevonWebs shall credit the client as follows:
(a) <99% and > 99.8% = 2% monthly credit
(b) 95% to 99.8% = 10% monthly credit
(c) 90% to 94.9% = 25% monthly credit
(d) 60% to 89.9% = 40% monthly credit
(e) < 60% = Pro-rata up to a maximum of 100% monthly credit
The credit applies to the contracted service. The Client shall not be entitled to any credits under this SLA if any payment of the price for the Services is overdue under the terms of this Agreement. The credit shall be made for the element of the Services that were not available, it will not be made for the whole service. (E.G. If a dedicated server and backup service are ordered, but the backup service is not available for a period of time, the credit will be calculated based on the price of the backup service, not the combined price of the dedicated server and backup service.) Any credit is subject to the Client notifying DevonWebs within 7 days in writing. This Client agrees the service credits due under this SLA are its sole remedy against DevonWebs for any non-availability of the Services.
- Payment Method Storage If you have a stored payment method whether its Credit/Debit Card or Direct Debit we with hold the right to process payments that are over due for products that have not been cancelled. This includes but is not limited to any invoice that is overdue/unpaid.
- Refunds Refunds are available for virtual private servers within 3 days from the signup date. Licenses and management services are not eligible for refunds, WHMCS Licenses require 30 Days notice for cancellation as you could still be charged for the license if you cancel before the renewal date. Raising a billing dispute or chargeback with our payment processors may result in instant service suspension or termination. Customers who knowingly breach terms of service relinquish their right for a refund. Any account that has deposited funds are agreeing to forfiet a refund of that money if they choose to stop purchasing products and services from us. Any credit left on the account will expire after 12 months unless regular top-ups are deposited.
- PayPal subscriptions Devonwebs is not responsible for the cancellation of PayPal subscriptions following the cancellation of a service contract. This is an action that must be carried out by the customer after the service cancellation has been confirmed. Failure to do so may result in additional payments being taken. as such no refunds are available.
- Direct Debit Payments Devonwebs is not responsible for the cancellation of Direct Debits following the cancellation of a service contract. This is an action that must be carried out by the customer after the service cancellation has been confirmed. Failure to do so may result in additional payments being taken no refunds are available
- Design & Management When a design and management package is proposed once first payment is made you will be entered into a 12 month contract on the management platform. This is due to the setup costs being significantly lower than it would be without our management service.