30 days money back guarantee (only for shared web hosting services). If for any reason you are unhappy with the services you receive from InStep Host during the first 30 days of service (Only Web Hosting), you may request in writing via email or via billing system. You must also state a detailed reason as to why you are cancelling (as we request for any cancellation). We are the sole arbiter as to if your reason is a valid reason and if all possible steps were taken on your side and on ours to correct the situation causing the interest to cancel. If client violated the terms and conditions and suspended in that case refund will not be offered also if He/She asked for cancellation and then agreed to continue using services can’t ask second time for refund.
If client asked for any work during the 30 days like website transfer etc.. he/she has to pay the admin fee $50/hour as you are no more willing to use our services so all free support for which you were entitled will be no more free so he/she has to pay expenses.
* Domains are not refundable.
* Refund is only applicable on first 30days of first time product purchase no refunds for upgrades, or any other product/account purchase. Its just first time for new signups.
* No Refund will be issued if you are using second time our service it’s only offered once a customer for any product…
* No Refund will be issued if you will found in violation of our terms and conditions…
All new web hosting accounts purchased on are not set up instantly by our system. It will be needing activation by a team member pending security check and you will receive two (2) emails including login details after your purchase activation. Due to unforeseen complications with various mail servers and any connection problems between your ISP and InStep Host, this process may sometimes be delayed.
When you subscribe to our services, you are subscribing to a pre-paid service. All payments will be charged using Moneybookers. Renewal notices are sent severals times via email from 7 to 0 days before the renewal date. Accounts 7 days past due will be disabled. Accounts 15 days past due will require a $10.00 USD fee to enable. We accept Moneybookers for payment of services. In the event that your yearly charge is denied and we are unable to contact you, then the aforementioned fees to enable your account shall apply. Please address any questions regarding payment to InStep Host sales.
If you wish to cancel your services, you must write to sales or request a cancellation from your clientarea. If you cancel your account and your payments still continue for any reasons such as
1- by fault of InStep Host staff
2- by fault of the payment processor
we are not responsible for any overdraft fees that are issued by your financial institution.
Our service plans are designed to accommodate the majority of usage scenarios given the needs of our customers. However, your usage may vary and require additional allocations, specifically in the areas of storage and traffic. We will never charge your card automatically if your account requires more resources. You must keep your email address updated within your cPanel, so that you may receive an email when your account reaches certain limits determined solely by our system, ie. bandwidth exceeded warning at 80% at which time you may contact us to purchase a higher transfer quota for your account. If you do not contact us, the system will suspend your site if your allotments exceed.
If, for any reason, InStep Host detected that you are violating the terms or found in misbehave activities or talking against website to defect the reputation of company, your account could be get suspend and you will have to Fax, Email some documents with a letter in which you will accept your mistake and will promise not do it again + 50$ fine which will not be refundable and challengeable. All suspended accounts will subject to deletion after 7 days if we do not get the required documents and payment on time.
If, for any reason, InStep Host fails to deliver said services, a prorated refund will be issued. No refunds will be issued if abuse of our stated policies forces InStep Host to suspend or terminate your services prematurely.
In the event you request account cancellation, once your service has been cancelled your account will be suspended from use. It will then be deleted within 30 days. If for any other reason your account becomes suspended and remains suspended it will be deleted after a 30-day period.
InStep Host believes in freedom of speech; however, any content (written, visual, or implied) in the following areas will not be tolerated and are grounds for immediate suspension of service (in most cases customer will be allowed a zip file of their files): racism or prejudice due to color, creed, or belief; profanity or obscene language towards anyone but yourself; any violent/malicious content. We do not allow any kind of adult content as well. We prefer that you self-govern your content and are responsible as to what your website provides. We do not have the resources and time needed to govern our servers constantly which have growing and evolving content. However, if InStep Host is made aware of any questionable content on a InStep Host’s hosted site, we will address the concerns directly with you and seek an amiable resolution. If anyone contacts us about content they have found on a InStep Host server that copyrights their own material or that they wish to be removed, we require legal documentation to take any further action. We do not allow Web Proxy Services / Scripts or file hosting services on our Server. No remote uploading/processng scripts usage like rapidleech, phpmusicsearch, rapidshare premium link generator etc etc are not allowed in our server. Torrent seeding using torrentflux or similar script may also cause a suspention in our network immediately. You are also not allowed to host an Image Hosting site with us which takes lots of cpu resources and abuse the server memory.
You can’t use hosting for file sharing scripts or purpose.
Opt-in Email Marketing
If you choose to engage in marketing your site and/or services via email please read the following. The only permitted form of email marketing is that in which the list is “opt-in”. By definition, opt-in is where people provide you with their email address specifically requesting to be on your email list for information about your site and/or service. If we find your account trasnmitting email to persons that did not authorize such activity, that is grounds to suspend and terminate your site. Note: On the flip side, the joining of an opt-in email list does not guarantee the legitimacy of such a list. Please contact us before taking any steps so that you will not be a victim of spam from second and third parties of such lists.
UCE, UBE, Spam
InStep Host has a zero tolerance policy regarding unsolicited commercial email (UCE) and unsolicited bulk email (UBE) also known as “spam”. The definition of spam:
An electronic message is “spam” IF: (1) the recipient’s personal identity and context are irrelevant because the message is equally applicable to many other potential recipients; AND (2) the recipient has not verifiably granted deliberate, explicit, and still-revocable permission for it to be sent; AND (3) the transmission and reception of the message appears to the recipient to give a disproportionate benefit to the sender.
You will be cited with “UCE/UBE Abuse” if you send any email to persons who have not specifically asked to receive email from you. The sending origin of such email is irrelevant. Upon confirmation of abuse, any InStep Host customer engaging in this practice will have their service suspended. Not only does spam place a strain on the server that can negatively effect that server’s uptime record and performance record, you subject that server to the possibility of being blacklisted.
If your site will be sending mailings out to subscribers, this is a checklist of what you are required to do:
# You must not try to hide, forge or misrepresent the sender of the e-mail and sending site of the e-mail.
# Bulk mailings must specifically state how the persons’ e-mail addresses were obtained and must indicate the frequency of the mailing.
# Bulk mailings should contain simple and obvious unsubscribe mechanisms.
We recommend that this be in the form of a working link to a one-click unsubscribe system; however, a valid “reply to:” address may be used instead.
# All subscription based e-mail must have valid, non-electronic, contact information for the sending organization in the text of each e-mail including either a phone number or physical mailing address.
# All bulk e-mail must be solicited, meaning that the sender has an existing and provable relationship with the e-mail recipient and the recipient has not requested not to receive future mailings from the sender.
Prohibited Uses of InStep Host Hosting Systems and Services Regarding Spam
# Sending Unsolicited Bulk Email (”UBE”, “spam”). The sending of any form of Unsolicited Bulk Email through InStep Host servers is prohibited. Likewise, the sending of UBE from another service provider advertizing a web site, email address or utilizing any resource hosted on InStep Host servers, is prohibited. InStep Host accounts or services may not be used to solicit customers from, or collect replies to, messages sent from another Internet Service Provider where those messages violate this Policy or that of the other provider.
# Running Unconfirmed Mailing Lists. Subscribing email addresses to any mailing list without the express and verifiable permission of the email address owner is prohibited. All mailing lists run by InStep Host customers must be Closed-loop (”Confirmed Opt-in”). The subscription confirmation message received from each address owner must be kept on file for the duration of the existence of the mailing list. Purchasing lists of email addresses from 3rd parties for mailing to from any InStep Host-hosted domain, or referencing any InStep Host account, is prohibited.
# Operating an account on behalf of, or in connection with, or reselling any service to, persons or firms listed in the Spamhaus Register of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) database at www.spamhaus.org.
InStep Host, makes no endorsement, claims, or promises regarding the services offered by our customers and will not be held liable for any disputes or claims against said customers. In no event shall InStep Host be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special and exemplary damages, or any damages whatsoever, arising from the use or performance of this web site or from any information, services or products provided through your web site. We are not responsible for any content on any server in our network and will not take any action against any questional material or action until the website in question is brought to our attention by emailing us.
Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
InStep Host is dedicated to providing top quality service at a very affordable price. The conditions which follow are necessary to ensure that we may continue to provide the best possible service to all of our customers whilst at the same time satisfying our legal and ethical responsibilities.
Failure to follow any condition will be grounds for immediate account deactivation without notice. InStep Host will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of any of these provisions.
Activity which results in the suspension or deactivation of an account will result in a forfeiture of all fees paid. Complaints made regarding abuses of an account will be investigated and if found guilty will be grounds for immediate suspension.
To report suspected abuses or any violations of these policies, please contact management.
InStep Host servers may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or distribution of any information, data or material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property right used without proper authorization, and material that is obscene, defamatory, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates export control laws. Examples of non-acceptable content or links: Pirated software, Hackers programs or archives, Warez sites, MP3, and IRC bots. Any type of forum/discussion board discussing where to obtain such files or one that distributes the files is also prohibited. The subscriber to InStep Host service agrees to indemnify and hold harmless InStep Host from any claims resulting from the use of the service that damages the subscriber or any other party. InStep Host will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.
InStep Host does not allow background Daemons such as IRC bots; eggdrop; BitchX; XiRCON; and any other program that interferes with normal server operation. No warez is allowed. Web proxies are not tolerated. This includes NPH-Proxy, and web proxy. If your site is found to hold any proxy files, your account will be suspended and the account holder will be issued a fee of $50 USD. When using an account with shell, you are not allowed to run ANY servers or services on the InStep Host network. Servers are defined as perlbots, proxies, BitchX, psyBnc, root exploits, DDoS scripts, Shoutcast servers, etc. Running any of these will face an immediate suspension, and users will be subject to a fine no less than $50.00 USD, and no more than $100.00 USD. InStep Host reserves the right to terminate an account for these activities also.
InStep Host’s web hosting accounts are not to be used for the purposes of distributing software and multimedia products. If you wish to distribute software and/or multimedia files, please contact our sales for special arrangement.
File Usage and Storage
InStep Host web hosting accounts are not to be used for the purposes of distributing and/or storing an unusual amount of files. We are a web hosting service not a remote file storage service. Any web site whose disk space usage for storing the files exceed 70% of its total usage, either in terms of total size or number of files, will be deemed to be using unusual amount of files. At that point, if we find that those files are illegal or harmful in any way, you will be notified. If you do not have any negative intentions such as causing harm to our server or to others with the files you keep, then you have nothing to worry about.
InStep Host does not provide nor allow chat rooms on shared hosting environments.
InStep Host does not allow IRC or IRC bots to be operated on our shared or reseller servers.
Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the InStep Host Network. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. InStep Host will investigate occurrences, which may involve cooperation with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting Users who are involved in such violations. These violations include, without limitation:
1) Accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account, which such user is not authorized to access,
2) Attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization,
3) Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of overloading, “flooding”, “mail bombing” or “crashing”,
4) Forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or forum posting,
5) Taking any action in order to obtain services to which such User is not entitled,
6) Attempting to couple many hosting packages together to take advantage of massive space or bandwidth allocations,
Each hosting package purchased is unique to a do main name and use – you are not allowed to purchase multiple plans to obtain combined bandwidth & space. InStep Host will stop such transactions and label them as deceptive. We have an upgrade path for all services and we can often times work out special deals for users if they ask us for the assistance.
Violations of system or network security are prohibited, and may result in criminal and civil liability. Examples include, but are not limited to the following: Unauthorized access, use, probe, or scan of a systems security or authentication measures, data or traffic. Interference with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks. Forging of any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an email or a newsgroup posting.
Any attempts to undermine or cause harm to a InStep Host server or customer of InStep Host is strictly prohibited. The failure to meet or follow any of the above guidelines are grounds for account deactivation. We reserve the right to remove any account without prior notice.
The client is responsible for all activity originating from the account unless proven to be a victim of outside hacking or address forgery. The client is responsible for securing their username/password. The client assumes responsibility for all material on their site that may be put on by a third party (such as the usage of Free For All links pages). Use of InStep Host ’s service requires a certain level of knowledge in the use of Internet languages, protocols, and software. This level of knowledge varies depending on the anticipated use and desired content of the web space by the client. The following examples are offered: Web Publishing: requires knowledge of HTML, properly locating and linking documents, FTPing Web contents, Graphics, text, sound, image mapping, etc. FrontPage web publishing: knowledge of the FrontPage tools as well as Telnet and FTP understanding and capability. CGI-Scripts: requires a knowledge of the UNIX environment, TAR & GUNZIP commands, Perl, CShell scripts, permissions, etc. Mail: a use of mail clients to receive and send mail, etc. The client agrees that he or she has the necessary knowledge to create and maintain their web space. Client agrees that it is not the responsibility of InStep Host to provide this knowledge or support outside matter specific to InStep Host servers.
InStep Host takes extreme steps to maintain system integrity. However, InStep Host shall not be held responsible for loss of data due to any cause. To ensure the highest level of data protection, InStep Host recommends that ALL information be backed up on your own computer. As with any data that you hold a high importance to, it should be in more than one location at all times. All InStep Host data backups are designed against hardware failure not customer user error.
The failure by a customer to meet or follow any of the above policies/terms is grounds for account deactivation. InStep Host will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of the AUP. InStep Host reserves the right to remove any account without prior notice.
When InStep Host becomes aware of an alleged violation of its AUP, InStep Host will initiate an investigation. During the investigation, InStep Host may restrict a customer’s access in order to prevent further potentially unauthorized activity. Depending on the severity of the violation, InStep Host may, at its sole discretion, restrict, suspend, or terminate a customer’s web hosting account and/or pursue other civil remedies. If such violation is a criminal offense, InStep Host will notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities of such violation.
InStep Host does not issue credits for outages incurred through service disablement resulting from AUP violations.
InStep Host customers agree to indemnify and hold harmless InStep Host from any claims resulting from the use of our services that damages them or any other party. The InStep Host service is provided on an as is, as available basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. InStep Host expressly disclaims any representation or warranty that the InStep Host service will be error-free, secure or uninterrupted. No oral advice or written information given by InStep Host, its employees, licensors or the like, will create a warranty; nor may you rely on any such information or advice. InStep Host and its partners and suppliers will not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from any transaction or use of the service.
InStep Host reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any provision of this policy at any time without notice.
Refusal of Service
We reserve the right to refuse, cancel, or suspend service at our sole discretion. An example of refusal of service is if an account continues to abuse our policies after warnings. Refusal, cancellation or suspension of services especially holds true to issues with spam or any script abuse. Another example of refusal of service is if a customer becomes very unreasonable, unprofessional, extremely difficult to work with or threatening. Said customer’s account will be suspended and we will recommend to the customer to find a new host. A backup of the account(s) will be provided.
Resource Abuse Policy (RAP)
Any website on our shared servers is not allowed to use a high amount of server resources (CPU, memory usage, and network resources). The abuse and misuse of system resources is a serious problem, and InStep Host does not tolerate it. Accounts on a shared server must be shared with other users, so we must limit how much of the CPU and memory that can be used by any one account.
In all fairness, we cannot allow one or two clients to use all of the system resources on a shared machine and have all other clients suffer because of it. Excessive CPU & memory usage by one or more clients causes extreme slowness in all areas: MySQL, Email, HTTP and more. If the CPU & memory usage by a few clients gets out of hand, all sites hosted on the machine will return errors and not be accessible in any way.
There are special exceptions to these rules to be determined at the time we discover abuse. There are different combinations of usage that can create problems and other special cases. At any given time a server is unstable and an account is found to be the cause, we reserve the right to suspend the account to keep the server online and operating normally. If the usage is an increasing trend, we recommend the user invest in a dedicated server so the website can grow at a normal rate without restriction.
InStep Host will not sell, distribute, reveal, or otherwise make available any customer information. We contribute our time and help to anti-spam organizations. When we need to contact you directly regarding your specific account or service we will do so via email only. If you are a member of our blog, you may receive mailings from us, as required to receive server announcements. You are free to request to not receive notifications/emails at any time from within your user panel at our forum.
WikiLeaks like content
We don’t allow any company or individual, who wants to host wikileaks or such kind of websites at our servers. If any of client or client of client found than all of his accounts will be terminated without any notification.