Riptide Hosting Terms and Conditions of Use
This Services Agreement (the "Agreement") contains the complete terms and conditions
which govern your subscription of Web hosting, Dedicated Servers, Virtual Servers,
Server Colocation and other Internet-related services provided by Riptide Hosting, Inc.
(the "services"). As used in this Agreement, "Riptide Hosting" means Riptide Hosting,
Inc. and "Client" or "you" means you. In accepting Riptide Hosting's quote for the
services, you acknowledge that you have read the Agreement, and you agree to its
terms and conditions and all policies posted on the Riptide Hosting Site. As referred
to in this Agreement, "Site" refers to a World Wide Web site and "Riptide Hosting
Site" refers to the Site located at the URL http://www.riptidehosting.com, or any
other successor Sites owned or maintained by Riptide Hosting. In addition to the
following, the Acceptable Use Policy provide more detailed information regarding
what is acceptable use of our products and services.
Appropriate Use of the Services
Riptide Hosting provides the services defined above exclusively and makes no effort
to edit, control, monitor or restrict the content of data other than as necessary
to provide such services.
Client agrees that it will not distribute, electronically transmit or display any
materials supplied by Client - or through Client by a third party - to any Riptide
Hosting server in connection with Client's use of the Services which:
- Violate any state, federal or foreign laws or regulations;
- Infringe on any intellectual property rights (e.g. copyright, trademark, patent
or other proprietary rights) of Riptide Hosting or any third party;
- Are defamatory, slanderous or trade libelous;
- Are threatening or harassing;
- Are discriminatory based on gender, race, age or promotes hate
- Violate any Riptide
Hosting policy posted on the Riptide Hosting site including but not limited to those
listed in this Agreement.
- Contain viruses or other computer programming defects which result in damage or potential damage to
Riptide Hosting or any third party.
Dedicated and Virtual Servers: The Disk Drive and/or Disk Space Quota for
these accounts is hard quota based and clients have full access and rights to
the disk space. Available disk space for the Client excludes the space required
for the Operating System, Control Panel and other Services that come with the
server set up which is selected by the client. Client has full control of all
disk space for these accounts and may remove, delete and/or alter the installed
files and configurations. However, removing, altering or deleting the files and
base configurations installed by Riptide Hosting, places all software support
for that account/server into a fee based category. Refer to our Support Policies located on the Riptide Hosting Site
as may be updated from time to time for details regarding support.
We do not, by default, limit the amount of bandwidth to the account/server
quota. If a Client wishes to have their bandwidth capped, we will
do so upon request, software permitting. Dedicated Server and Colocation
accounts are limited only to port speed. Default port setting is 2 Meg.
Additional fees, specified in the account plan will be charged for exceeding the
network bandwidth allowance of your selected plan/server. The Client will be
responsible for any excess bandwidth used due to a security vulnerability,
virus, or any other type of exploit.
Licensed Software Only
Client agrees to use only properly licensed third party software in connection
with Client's use of the services.
Microsoft Software: If you are using Microsoft software through Riptide Hosting, Inc., you agree to the terms listed here Microsoft End User License Terms.
Back-up Files and Processing
Client is responsible for making back-up files in connection with its use of the services.
Riptide Hosting does not guarantee the accuracy and quality of backup processes
provided by 3rd party software.
For Clients using 'paid for' Backup processing services, Riptide Hosting will
disclose their guarantee for the specific service selected.
provides the service on a best efforts basis and does not guarantee that the backups performed can be properly restored. It is always advised to verify your backup data is viable which requires you inspect it.
Overall Security: Anti-Virus / Malware / Firewall Settings
Client is solely responsible for installing, maintaining, updating and monitoring servers for proper security settings including, but not limited to, protection from viruses and malware, properly configured/enabled firewall, and use of strong passwords.
Riptide Hosting reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. Riptide Hosting,
in its sole discretion, may immediately terminate this Agreement if Client
engages in any of the foregoing behaviors set out here within or on the Acceptable Use Policy. To
report any unacceptable behavior by a third party using the services, please
contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Riptide Hosting shall be able to terminate the
Agreement where more specifically set out in the other provisions contained in
Service Fees. By the Tenth (10th) of each month, Riptide
Hosting shall either (i) debit Client's credit card (where such information is
provided by Client) or (ii) deliver by e-mail an invoice to Client in accordance
with the applicable Services fees for services rendered for the current month.
Where an invoice is delivered to Client, Client shall remit payment to Riptide
Hosting by no later than 10 days after the specified payment due date. Riptide
Hosting shall be entitled to terminate this Agreement for Client's failure to
make timely payments to Riptide Hosting. In the event that Client defaults in
the performance of making payments due under this Agreement, and such default is
not cured within five (5) days after notice is given to the Client, then Riptide
Hosting, after providing notice thereof to the Client, may terminate this
Agreement. In the event of such a termination, Client shall remain responsible
for certain fees and charges as more particularly set out in this Agreement.
Certain services carry a set-up fee charged by Riptide Hosting to Client that
must be paid by Client in order to have use of the Services. If Client
terminates this Agreement in accordance with the applicable section below, Client shall
be responsible for any outstanding fees owed to Riptide Hosting and agrees to
pay any and all fees incurred by Client. Because the Services are provided on a
monthly basis, unless a contract is in place, Client will be responsible for
Service fees incurred each month regardless of when Client provides notice of
termination. Thus, for example, if Client provides notice to terminate on the
15th of a particular month, Client will still owe fees for the entire month and
such fees will not be pro-rated or refunded. If Client has retained the Services
for one (1) year and has pre-paid Riptide Hosting for such Services, refunds
will be issued for any unused full month portions less one month of the Services
upon Clients request. Therefore, if Client's account is canceled at any point
during the one (1) year term, Client will be entitled to a refund for all but
one of the full months remaining after notice given by the 25th of the preceding
Late Payments. Any payment not received within twenty (20) days
of the invoice date, will be assessed a late fee of one and one-half percent (1
1/2%) per month or the highest rate allowed by applicable law, whichever is
lower, with minimum of a $5.00 fee. Client also shall pay to Riptide Hosting all
expenses incurred by Riptide Hosting in exercising any of its rights under this
Agreement or applicable law with respect to a Payment Default or other breach by
Client, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees and the fees
of any collection agency retained by Riptide Hosting. Late Fees will continue to
accrue as long as there is an outstanding balance.
Returned Item Fee. Accounts with returned checks and/or
e-checks will be assessed a $15.00 returned item fee.
Taxes. Client will be responsible for and will pay in full, any
taxes and similar fees now in force or enacted in the future imposed on the
transaction and/or the delivery of Services.
Domain Names. If Client chooses to register a domain name(s)
through Riptide Hosting, Client acknowledges and agrees that Client will pay a
registration fee(s) to register the domain name(s) with the applicable domain
name registrar. Riptide Hosting does not offer refunds for domain name
registrations for any reason, including misspelling of the domain name.
Client Liability and Indemnification
The parties agree that in no event shall Riptide Hosting be liable to any third
party for Client's breach or alleged breach of any of the terms and conditions
set forth in this Agreement. Client agrees to defend, indemnify and hold
harmless Riptide Hosting from any and all expenses, losses, liabilities, damages
or third party claims resulting from Client's breach or alleged breach of any
Client obligations set forth hereunder.
Term, Termination & Reinstatement
Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, this Agreement shall be effective on
the date you register for the Services, and shall continue in effect on a
month-to-month basis unless otherwise specified by separate agreement (the
"Term") unless terminated earlier pursuant to the provisions of this Section.
Either party will have the right to terminate this Agreement upon notice to the
other party. If Client is terminating this Agreement, Client must contact Riptide Hosting, Incorporated by the last day of the respective
month of cancellation. Client should contact Riptide Hosting via email or written notice and request an acknowledegement of contact. If Riptide Hosting disconnects a Dedicated Server, Virtual Server or
Colocation server for non-payment, the Client shall pay a fee of Fifty Dollars
($50) prior to any re-instatement, if available and subject to approval from
RiptideHosting, of the server. Once payment has been
received, Client's account will be activated within Forty-eight (48) business
hours. Riptide Hosting will maintain an archival copy of Client's data files for
Five (5) days after Riptide Hosting disconnects the server. If a Client terminates
their account, Riptide Hosting will disable the server/account the day the
client specifies the account is canceled. Riptide Hosting will not maintain an
archival copy of the Clients Web site or files. It is the responsibility of the
Client to remove any data off the server prior to the date provided in their
Client will pay and indemnify and hold Riptide Hosting harmless from any and all
taxes associated with or arising from Client's use of the Services, including
any penalties and interest and any costs associated with the collection or
Disclaimer of Warranty
THE SERVICES, THE RIPTIDE HOSTING SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DISPLAYED OR OFFERED ON THE RIPTIDE HOSTING SITE, AND ALL
TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS AND APPLICATIONS ARE PROVIDED TO CLIENT ON AN 'AS IS'
BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. RIPTIDE HOSTING DISCLAIMS ALL
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO EACH OF THE FOREGOING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
NON-INFRINGEMENT OR ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING. WITHOUT LIMITING THE
GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, RIPTIDE HOSTING SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY
THAT (1)THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (2) DEFECTS WILL BE
CORRECTED; (3) THERE ARE NO VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; AND (4) THE
SECURITY METHODS EMPLOYED WILL BE SUFFICIENT.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL RIPTIDE HOSTING BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOSS OF
DATA, PROFITS, USE OF THE RIPTIDE HOSTING SITE OR ANY RIPTIDE HOSTING PRODUCTS
OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
PROVIDED HEREUNDER. IN NO EVENT SHALL RIPTIDE HOSTING CUMULATIVE LIABILITY
EXCEED AN AMOUNT GREATER THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500 US).
Notices. Any notices or communication under this Agreement shall be in writing
and shall be deemed delivered to the party receiving such communication at the
address specified below (1) on the delivery date if delivered personally to the
party, or a representative of the party; (2) one business day after deposit with
a commercial overnight carrier, with written verification of receipt; (3) five
business days after the mailing date, whether or not received, if sent by postal
mail, return receipt requested; (4) on the delivery date if transmitted by (i)
confirmed facsimile, or (ii) email if client receives its inoices from Riptide
Hosting via email.
If to Riptide Hosting: Riptide Hosting, Inc., 6833 S. Dayton St. #127
Greenwood Village, CO 80112
If to Client: Name and address and relevant contact details as provided for in
account setup, or as subsequently updated by providing written notice to Riptide Hosting.
If any of the provisions, or portions thereof, of this Agreement are found to be
invalid under any applicable statute or rule of law, then, that provision
notwithstanding, this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and such
provision or portion thereof shall be deemed omitted. This Agreement (including
the Exhibits, attachments and/or addenda, if any) represents the entire
agreement of the parties with respect of the subject matter hereof and
supersedes all prior and/or contemporaneous agreements or understandings,
written or oral between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.
This Agreement and the rights granted and obligations undertaken hereunder may
not be transferred, assigned or delegated in any manner by Client, but may be so
transferred, assigned or delegated by Riptide Hosting. Any waiver or any
provision of this Agreement, or a delay by any party in the enforcement of any
right hereunder, shall neither be construed as a continuing waiver nor create an
expectation of non-enforcement of that or any other provision or right. In any
legal proceeding between the parties under this Agreement, the prevailing party
shall be entitled to recover its costs, expenses and reasonable attorneys' fees.
This Agreement is made under and shall be governed by the laws of the United
States of America, except with regard to its conflict of law rules. This
Agreement and Riptide Hosting's policies are subject to change by Riptide
Hosting without notice. Continued usage of the Services after a change to this
Agreement by Riptide Hosting or after a new policy is implemented and posted on
the Riptide Hosting Site constitutes your acceptance of such change or policy.
We encourage you to regularly check the Riptide Hosting Site for any changes or
Please email suggestions to ContactUs@riptidehosting.com.