SiteOcity Terms of Use

You know every site has one of these, and we have to feature one as well.
In short, all this text reads as: Don’t do anything morally questionable and you’ll be just fine.

Siteocity.com (referred hereinafter as ‘Siteocity.com’, ‘Siteocity Hosting’, ‘our’, ‘we’ and ‘us’) is a web hosting business owned and operated by Hostbed, LLC. All accounts on our web servers are subject to the terms and conditions described in this document (the “Agreement”). Under the terms of this Agreement, your placement of information on our servers is an acknowledgement that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by terms and conditions below.

1. User Conduct

Our services may only be used for lawful purposes — any use of these services which violates any laws which may apply to Siteocity.com, your local jurisdiction, or any jurisdiction that you or your site may be subject to is strictly prohibited.

This means that while using the service, you may not: Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, libelous, offensive, pornographic, indecent, profane, or otherwise objectionable information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or violate any law. In addition, restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Internet.

2. Non-permissible content and conduct

  • No use as a download or file storage repository: We offer website hosting only. You may not use your Siteocity.com account as a storage repository for MP3, games, videos, audio, music, or other like files.
  • No adult sites allowed: We do not allow on our servers adult content or links to adult web sites.
  • No warez: We do not allow web sites with warez, cracks, serials, etc.
  • No game sites: Such games are strictly forbidden from our servers.
  • Intellectual Property violations: We do not allow content that infringes upon the intellectual property rights of others. This includes distribution, display, or storage of copyrighted material unless you are the author, copyright holder or you are in possession of explicit permission by the copyright holder.
  • Distribution of multimedia formats: You may not use your hosting account to store or distribute such material unless you are the author, copyright holder or you are in possession of explicit permission by the copyright holder.

Accounts found to contain content such listed above, will be disabled or deleted at our sole discretion without prior notification and are not eligible for a refund.

3. Banned Scripts:

Users may not install the following scripts on our servers:

  • Third-party chat scripts. You can only use the chat scripts in your Control Panel.
  • UBB – Ultimate Bulletin Board (all versions)
  • YABB – Yet Another Bulletin Board
  • Ikonboard (CGI version)
  • Movable Type (All types)
  • Greymatter
  • Ultimate Toplist
  • AlienForm
  • FormMail
  • Shell, SSH, Telnet Scripts and alternatives
  • Proxy Servers
  • Any script that uses & processes a large number of flatfiles or large flatfile databases

Accounts found to contain any of the above scripts will be suspended with no advance notice. We have this policy in place to ensure that server resources are not monopolized by a few accounts using the above scripts at the expense of everyone else sharing the same server.

4. Zero Tolerance Spam Policy

We take a zero tolerance stance against bulk email and unsolicited e-mail, commonly known as spam. Any user who sends out spam or bulk email will have their account terminated without notice.

Siteocity.com reserves the right to require changes or disable as necessary any web site, account, database, or other component that does not comply with this policy, at its sole discretion. Siteocity.com also reserves the right to make any such modifications in an emergency at our sole discretion. A processing fee of $20 per message will apply to all spam or bulk email messages sent from our servers.

Web sites that support spam or bulk email operations are not allowed on our servers. This includes web sites offering email lists, email harvesting software, bulk email software, and/or anything else that can be perceived as facilitating the use of spam and bulk email. We reserve the right to disable such accounts at our sole discretion and without notification.

5. Data Backup

Siteocity.com may regularly make backup copies of information stored on its servers for disaster recovery purposes. Nevertheless, availability of backups is not guaranteed and we will not be responsible for loss of customer data. Customers are advised to make regular backups of the information they store on our servers. Our Control Panel provides tools that facilitate data backup and restoration.

6. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Siteocity.com , its owners, operators, officers, directors, employees, and agents, from any and all liability, penalties, losses, damages, costs, expenses, attorneys’ fees, causes of action or claims caused by or resulting indirectly from your use of the service which damages either you, Siteocity.com, or any other party or parties without limitation or exception. This indemnification and hold harmless Agreement extends to all issues associated with your account, including but not limited to domain name selection and Web site content.

7. Refusal or discontinuation of service

Siteocity.com reserves the right to refuse or discontinue service to anyone at Siteocity.com’s sole discretion. Siteocity.com may deny you access to all or part of the service without notice if you engage in any conduct or activities that Siteocity.com (in its sole discretion) believes violates any of the terms and conditions in this Agreement. Siteocity.com shall have no responsibility to notify any third-party providers of services, merchandise, or information, nor any responsibility for any consequences resulting from such discontinuance or lack of notification. You agree that Siteocity.com has the right to monitor the service electronically from time to time and to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy the law, or to protect itself or its subscribers. Siteocity.com reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that, in its sole discretion, are unacceptable, undesirable, or in violation of this Agreement. Siteocity.com also reserves the right to refuse refunds in cases where Siteocity.com believes abuse has taken place.

8. No warranties

SITEOCITY.COM MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND FOR THE SERVICES BEING OFFERED. THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY SITEOCITY.COM ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. SITEOCITY.COM HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO ITS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AND ANY DATA ACCESSED THEREFROM, OR THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, OR ADEQUACY OF THE SOFTWARE, SERVICES AND ANY DATA ACCESSED THEREFROM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION GIVEN BY SITEOCITY.COM OR ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. SITEOCITY.COM PROVIDES NO WARRANTY THAT ITS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES WILL OPERATE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIAL ACCESSIBLE ON THE SERVICE IS FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW SITEOCITY.COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, DAMAGES FOR THE INABILITY TO USE EQUIPMENT OR ACCESS DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR FOR ANY OTHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, HOWEVER CAUSED, THAT RESULT IN ANY WAY FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR FOR THIRD PARTIES’ USE OF THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES TO ACCESS YOUR WEB SPACE, OR TO ACCESS THE INTERNET OR ANY PART THEREOF, OR YOUR OR ANY THIRD PARTIES’ RELIANCE ON OR USE OF INFORMATION, SERVICES, OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES, ERRORS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH SITEOCITY.COM SERVICE OR ANY OF ITS TERMS, CONDITIONS, RULES, POLICIES, GUIDELINES, OR PRACTICES, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SERVICE.

9. Customer Risks

You understand that by placing information on Siteocity.com’s servers that such information becomes available to all Internet users and that Siteocity.com has no way of limiting or restricting access to such information or protecting such information from copyright infringement. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of Siteocity.com’s servers and the Internet. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of all opinions, advice, services and other information, and the quality and merchantability of all merchandise provided through Siteocity.com or on the Internet.

Your use of Siteocity.com’s products and services is at your sole risk. Siteocity.com is not responsible for files and data residing on your account. You agree to take full responsibility for files and data transferred and to maintain backup files of data stored on Siteocity.com servers.

You agree not to interfere with the operation of the system. You further agree not to interfere with the proper operation of other systems reachable through the Internet, including any attempt at unauthorized access. You agree to adhere to system policies as published by Siteocity.com, including restrictions on services available with each service type, restrictions on certain features, and all other policies. You agree to abide by any and all future Siteocity.com policy decisions.

10. Account-Holder Identification Information

You agree that you as the person legally responsible for all use of this account, are at least 18 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age, you need to have parental consent in order to sign up, and the account must be ordered by a parent or guardian, in their own name. You agree to supply Siteocity.com with a current and truthful name, postal address and telephone number for our records, and you have a continued obligation to keep this information current. You also agree that you are an authorized user of any credit card that you supply to us, and you understand and agree that we have an obligation to fully investigate any possible fraudulent credit card use.

11. Sharing of account space & resale restrictions

You agree and understand that the account purchased is for yourself. You also understand that you are the individual solely responsible for all use of the account.

12. Payment & Other Information

You agree to supply appropriate payment for the services received from Siteocity.com, in advance of the time period during which such services are provided. You fully understand that credit card purchases will be processed by Hostbed, LLC, of 3131 W. Alabama, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77098, U.S.A. You agree that until and unless you notify Siteocity.com of your desire to cancel any or all services received, those services will be billed on a recurring basis. Your renewal payments will be processed automatically and Siteocity.com  will dispatch an email receipt to the email address on record for your account. You must keep your billing information updated. If we are unable to process your renewal payment, your account will be temporarily suspended or terminated.

13. Miscellaneous

Siteocity.com reserves the right to amend or modify any portion of the terms or conditions in this Agreement, at any time and in its sole discretion, by posting the new terms or conditions on its website. Any amendments or modifications made by Siteocity.com will be considered accepted by you if you continue to use Siteocity.com’s products and services.

This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the Agreement shall be finally settled and exclusively by the state or federal courts sitting in Harris County, Texas. For purposes of this Agreement, the parties hereby irrevocably consent to exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue in the federal and state courts in Harris County, Texas.

Any of the provisions of this Agreement may be waived by the party entitled to the benefit thereof. In the event of a dispute between the parties, the prevailing party to such dispute shall be entitled to be reimbursed by the other party its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in connection with the dispute. Regardless of any applicable law to the contrary, the you agree that any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the Software or this Agreement, must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or it will be forever barred.

14. Agreement Acknowledgement

This Agreement supersedes any written, electronic, or oral communication you may have had with Siteocity.com or any agent or representative thereof, and constitutes the complete and total agreement between the parties. Should any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect and said provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable.

By placing and continuing to maintain or place information on Siteocity.com‘ servers you are stating and acknowledging that you have read the aforementioned terms and conditions and that you understand such terms and conditions and agree to be bound by them.

15. Money Back Guarantee

Each hosting plan includes a full 30-day money back guarantee.

If you are not completely satisfied with our services within the refund time period specified for your plan, you will be given a full refund of the contract amount excluding overages. No refund is available after that period. This policy does not apply to any additional services such as overages, disk space, bandwidth, maintenance fees, etc. Domain registration fees are not refundable.

Accounts cancelled/terminated by Siteocity.com for violating our Acceptable Usage Policy do not qualify for the 30-day money back guarantee. 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. This is to protect our refund guarantee from being abused. To receive a full refund, please submit a support ticket using our Helpdesk.

To report abuse or violations of these policies, please use the appropriate contact form found in our support section.