Terms of Service

Summary

1.0 - Throughout the outlined Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, the term "we", "us", "our" and "this organisation" refers to Oxide Hosting (oxide.host, oxide.systems or any other website we own/operate). The use of the terms: “user”, “account holder”, "client", "customer" and "you” refer to yourself as a visitor or client. We offer this site and services to the user on condition upon your acceptance of all outlined conditions, terms and notices stated throughout our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy (which can be located here). When visiting our site or purchasing a product/service from us you are in agreement with our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, including any additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available via hyperlink. Oxide Hosting reserves the right to change and modify our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy at any time without client notification. It is up to the client to periodically check and familiarise themselves with any adjustments to our Terms of Service or Privacy Policy.

1.1 - We ask that all users carefully read our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy (which can be located here). Oxide Hosting reserves the right to suspend, cancel or terminate any service provided without notice or reason for any given reason. If you disagree with our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy or any additional terms and conditions which are available via hyperlink then you may not access this website or use any of our services.

Payments, Refunds, Disputes and Cancellations

2.0 - All our services offered to users, excluding the following: domain registrations and dedicated servers, include a 24 hour refund policy. If the given 24 hours from time of activation of the product/service in our database has exceeded we retain the right to refuse a refund on any grounds. We reserve the right to hold any refund for up to 7 days to prevent any abuse. We reserve the right to refuse any refund requests if a dispute/chargeback is executed at any point from the time of activation of the product/service in our database. We also reserve the right to request jusification for the refund which must be approved by our management team; any issues where the service fails to meet technical expectations, the service must undergo an investigation to attempt to resolve such before a refund can be approved; excessive refund requests whereby services are possibly being abused/exploited/tested may be refused. The amount refunded will be adjusted so that any transaction fees incurred by processing your payment is paid by you (this means the amount refunded will be your invoice payment minus any transaction fees), this only applies to payments which used the PayPal or Stripe payment gateway. Refunds may also be refused if the product/service purchased was not publicly announced, displayed or available at time of deployment or purchased via unusual means (direct links not displayed on plan pages). All refund requests must be submitted via opening a ticket with the 'billing' department, click here to open a ticket; all refund requests via other methods may be disregarded.

2.1 - All our products/services offered to consumers may be cancelled at anytime; however, we do not provide a refund for the remaining time of the billing cycle. In the event of a product/service cancellation (unless specified) the service will be immediately terminated. In the event the customer does not have any further services with us the account and personal data related to the server will be deleted from our databases automatically after the given period of one month from all services being terminated. An execution of a dispute/chargeback will result in an immediate suspension/termination of service. Users must ensure that any subscriptions with the payment gateway(s) used are cancelled upon cancelling their product(s)/service(s). Oxide Hosting will not be held responsible for automatic payments via this service in the event the user’s services have already been cancelled/suspended/terminated.

Limited Liability

3.0 - Oxide Hosting under any circumstances, shall not be held liable for any reason including consequences as a result of customer actions taken upon their services; this includes incidents such as but not limited to: hardware failure, fire/water damage or 'acts of god' (earthquake or tsunami). We recommend all users to take off-site backups of their product(s)/service(s) in the event of data loss. Certain services provided by Oxide Hosting are resold. Thus, certain equipment, routing, software and programming used by Oxide Hosting are not directly owned or written by Oxide Hosting.

3.1 - All support requests submitted are to be sent via the outlined support methods, these are: our billing system’s ticket system or our livechat (only available via our website). We ask that you only use the aforementioned methods to contact us, to ensure any response originated from us.

Acceptable Use Policy

4.0 - All Services - The user agrees that no attempt will be completed to modify the originally purchased specifications of their product/service. Any attempt to do so will result in a termination of service. Spamming of the livechat or ticket system will not be tolerated and will result in methods to halt such spamming being implemented. Please provide us at least 24 hours from the time of submission to respond to your requests. While some services offer unlimited/unmetered features (for example: FTP accounts) we reserve the right to remove any excessive files that may impact the host server to prevent any data loss.

4.1 - Virtual Servers - The following are not permitted on these services:

  • Display, host or distribute any violent, threatening, harassing, abusive, obscene or promotion of terrorism material,
  • Display, host or distribute mass/unsolicited emails (including spam emails or excessive marketing emails),
  • Display, host or distribute applications related to or providing functionality to port scan (search for ports),
  • Display, host or distribute any form of content which is deemed to be phishing or a fraudulent representation of a recognisable brand,
  • Display, host or distribute any form of application designed to negatively impact a computing device (e.g. malware/trojans/viruses),
  • Display, host or distribute applications related to or providing functionality to 'cryptocurrency mine' (including operating such),
  • Display, host or distribute any pornographic content (this includes storing/displaying/distributing this type of content),
  • Display, host or distribute any copyrighted content without the rights/permission to the/use particular file or files,
  • Display, host or distribute content to encourage unlawful behaviour (e.g. hate crimes, terrorism and pornography including child pornography),
  • Display, host or distribute applications related to or providing functionality to DoS/DDoS attack ('booting', including front-end websites),
  • Display, host, distribute or conduct bruteforce attempts and any applications which enable such (multiple login attempts with the intent to access a secured system),
  • Display, host or distribute any illegal/unethical content/applications/actions (discretionary to Oxide Hosting's compliance team),
  • Display, host or distribute any content deemed illegal within the United Kingdom or country hosting your service,
  • Excessively consuming shared resources (e.g. processor/networking/disk) which negatively impacts other customers.
  • Any custom installed operating system not provided by our own templates (e.g. Microsoft Windows on Classic/Storage servers).
  • 4.1.1 - Virtual Servers: Abuse Complaints - In the event we receive an abuse complaint, this includes copyright notices and DMCA notices. The user will be forwarded the received abuse complaint. We will provide the user up to 24 hours to reply with a resolution to the abuse complaint. In the event we do not receive a reply within the given 24 hours from forwarding the abuse complaint the involved service will be suspended pending a resolution. In the event that the abuse continues on a recurring basis then we reserve the right to terminate the service involved. A resolution is seen as an act which will prevent the abuse from recurring.

    4.1.2 - Virtual Servers: Networking Allocation - All our Virtual Servers are allocated with unlimited bandwidth, restricted by a set port speed. These port speeds are not guaranteed at any point due to such being a shared resource and are simply an aim for us to provide at an absolute maximum thus in cases of congestion or network instability as an example, services may be delivered reduced port speeds than advertised to provide fair access to said shared resource for all on the hostsystem.

    4.1.3 - Virtual Servers: Interventions/Remote Hands - Any server of the given category (Virtual Servers) includes one hour of remote hands, included free of charge. This included remote hands provides users the ability to request for basic remote hands. The term ‘basic remote hands’ include the installation of small to medium sized software, the debugging of software at basic levels and further tasks which may be considered basic (the level in which the requested task is considered as is to the discretion of the our staff team which must be also approved by a supervisor). Advanced Remote Hands includes the the completion of any task to the best of our abilities requested by the user; however, is not included free of charge and is charged at the statutory rate of £20.00/hour (GBP). In the case of an automatically requested intervention by our monitoring systems, these are included free of charge with no limits on the quantity of interventions which can be carried out in order to get your service back to an online state (either responding via ICMP or the login screen displayed on VNC with verified network functionality).

    4.2 - Website Hosting Services - The following are not permitted on these services:

  • Display, host or distribute any illegally sourced files or directories on their service,
  • Display, host or distribute any violent, threatening, harassing, abusive, obscene or promotion of terrorism material,
  • Display, host or distribute content which are tortious or invasive of the privacy of a third party,
  • Display, host or distribute files that contain malware, viruses or any harmful computer software,
  • Display, host or distribute any form of website/email in which may be considered a 'Phishing' attempt,
  • Display, host or distribute any violent, threatening, harassing, abusive, obscene or promotion of terrorism material,
  • Display, host or distribute any pornographic content (this includes storing/displaying/distributing this type of content),
  • Display, host or distribute content to encourage unlawful behaviour (e.g. hate crimes, terrorism and pornography including child pornography),
  • Display, host or distribute any copyrighted content without the rights/permission to the/use particular file or files,
  • Display, host or distribute mass/unsolicited emails (including spam emails or excessive marketing emails, accounts are limited to 25 emails per hour),
  • Operate an auto-refreshing script that refreshes more than than once every 20 seconds,
  • Consuming resources including Processing, Networking and I/O that negatively affects others (including via scripts),
  • Display, host, distribute or conduct bruteforce attempts and any applications which enable such (multiple login attempts with the intent to access a secured system),
  • Display, host or distribute any illegal/unethical content (discretionary to Oxide Hosting's compliance team).
  • Display, host or distribute any content deemed illegal within the United Kingdom or country hosting your service.
  • 4.2.1 - Website Hosting Abuse Complaints - In the event we receive an abuse complaint, this includes copyright notices and DMCA notices. The user will be forwarded the received abuse complaint. We will provide the user up to 24 hours to reply with a resolution to the abuse complaint. In the event we do not receive a reply within the given 24 hours from forwarding the abuse complaint the involved service will be suspended pending a resolution. In the event that the abuse continues on a recurring basis then we reserve the right to terminate the service involved. A resolution is seen as an act which will prevent the abuse from recurring.

    4.3 - Discord Bot Hosting Services - The following are not permitted on these services:

  • Display, host or distribute any violent, threatening, harassing, abusive, obscene or promotion of terrorism material,
  • Display, host or distribute any copyrighted material (without authorisation),
  • Display, host or distribute any illegal/unethical content/applications/actions (discretionary to Oxide Hosting's compliance team),
  • Display, host or distribute any pornographic content (this includes storing/displaying/distributing this type of content),
  • Any Discord Bot which violates the respective (Discord)'s user agreement found via their website,
  • Display, host or distribute content to encourage unlawful behaviour (e.g. hate crimes, terrorism and pornography including child pornography),
  • Display, host, distribute or conduct bruteforce attempts and any applications which enable such (multiple login attempts with the intent to access a secured system),
  • Display, host or distribute any content deemed illegal within the United Kingdom or country hosting your service,
  • Excessively consuming shared resources (e.g. processor/networking/disk) which negatively impacts other customers.
  • 4.4 - Domain Registration Services - The following are not permitted on these services (this includes the website the respective domain routes to):

  • Display, host or distribute any illegally sourced files or directories,
  • Display, host or distribute any violent, threatening, harassing, abusive, obscene or promotion of terrorism material,
  • Display, host or distribute content which are tortious or invasive of the privacy of a third party,
  • Display, host or distribute files that contain malware, viruses or any harmful computer software,
  • Display, host or distribute any pornographic content (this includes storing/displaying/distributing this type of content),
  • Display, host or distribute content to encourage unlawful behaviour (e.g. hate crimes, terrorism and pornography including child pornography),
  • Display, host or distribute copyrighted content without the rights/permission to the/use particular file or files,
  • Display, host or distribute any form of website/email in which may be considered a 'Phishing' attempt,
  • Display, host or distribute mass/unsolicited emails (including spam emails or excessive marketing emails),
  • Display, host or distribute websites which relate to pharmacies including pharmacy stores without the licences required as per your country of trading/registration,
  • Display, host, distribute or conduct bruteforce attempts and any applications which enable such (multiple login attempts with the intent to access a secured system),
  • The transfer of domains from a different registrar or organisation without the previous Registrant's knowledge and permission,
  • Display, host or distribute any illegal/unethical content/applications/actions (discretionary to Oxide Hosting's compliance team),
  • Display, host or distribute any content deemed illegal within the United Kingdom or country hosting your service.
  • 4.4.1 - Domain Registration Abuse Complaints - In the event we receive an abuse complaint, this includes copyright notices and DMCA notices. The user will be forwarded the received abuse complaint. We will provide the user up to 72 hours to reply with a resolution to the abuse complaint. In the event we do not receive a reply within the given 72 hours from forwarding the abuse complaint the involved service will be suspended pending a resolution. In the event that the abuse continues on a recurring basis then we reserve the right to terminate the service involved. A resolution is seen as an act which will prevent the abuse from recurring.

    4.5 - Dedicated Servers - The following are not permitted on these services:

  • Display, host or distribute any illegally sourced files or directories,
  • Display, host or distribute any violent, threatening, harassing, abusive, obscene or promotion of terrorism material,
  • Display, host or distribute mass/unsolicited emails (including spam emails or excessive marketing emails),
  • Display, host or distribute applications related to or providing functionality to port scan (search for ports),
  • Display, host or distribute any form of content which is deemed to be phishing or a fraudulent representation of a recognisable brand,
  • Display, host or distribute any form of application designed to negatively impact a computing device (e.g. malware/trojans/viruses),
  • Display, host or distribute applications related to or providing functionality to 'cryptocurrency mine' (including operating such),
  • Display, host or distribute any pornographic content (this includes storing/displaying/distributing this type of content),
  • Display, host or distribute any copyrighted content without the rights/permission to the/use particular file or files,
  • Display, host or distribute content to encourage unlawful behaviour (e.g. hate crimes, terrorism and pornography including child pornography),
  • Display, host or distribute applications related to or providing functionality to DoS/DDoS attack ('booting', including front-end websites),
  • Display, host, distribute or conduct bruteforce attempts and any applications which enable such (multiple login attempts with the intent to access a secured system),
  • Display, host or distribute any illegal/unethical content/applications/actions (discretionary to Oxide Hosting's compliance team),
  • Display, host or distribute any content deemed illegal within the United Kingdom or country hosting your service.
  • 4.5.1 - Dedicated Servers: Abuse Complaints - In the event we receive an abuse complaint, this includes copyright notices and DMCA notices. The user will be forwarded the received abuse complaint. We will provide the user up to 24 hours to reply with a resolution to the abuse complaint. In the event we do not receive a reply within the given 24 hours from forwarding the abuse complaint the involved service will be suspended pending a resolution. In the event that the abuse continues on a recurring basis then we reserve the right to terminate the service involved. A resolution is seen as an act which will prevent the abuse from recurring.

    4.5.2 - Dedicated Servers: Incident Response - In the event of our third-party providers encoutering an issue which causes the service to become unstable or unreachable, reasonable steps will be taken automatically once detected in order to return your server to an operational state. However, as these services are not provided by us directly but are resold meaning we do not always have direct access to respond to incidents on ourselves hence delays are expected and is something which we are not liable for. We always advise customers to have a backup of all data stored on these services in case of for example but not limited to: hardware failure, fire or 'acts of god' (earthquake or tsunami) which we are also not liable for.

    Registration, Purchasing and Data Protection

    5.0 - When registering for an account with us, you agree that all information submitted is legitimate and accurate. When registering for an account with us it is required that you inform us your consent to store your personal data, required by the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please note you must be aged 16 and over to provide consent to store personal data, if you do not comply to such category please consult your parent/guardian to arrange alternative arrangements. Please see our Privacy Policy for terms regarding Data Protection which can be accessed here. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure all data is up to date and accurate.

    5.1 - When purchasing any product/service from us you are in agreement with our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy (accessible by clicking here). Failing to comply with our Terms of Service or Privacy Policy (accessible by clicking here) means that we reserve the right to terminate/suspend all services related to the account failing to comply and remove all data regarding the account holder as such data would no longer be required in the event of a termination of service(s). In addition, when purchasing a product from us, we reserve the right to refuse service on any basis without disclosing such reason to the user if we deem such as necessary; a refund would be issued to the user within 7 days of notification being sent (via email) to the user to inform the user of the refusal to serve, in the event this occurs. This excludes domain registrations, where only a partial refund may be issued to account for original fees of registering your domain with our partners.

    Promotions

    6.0 - We do not guarantee that all promotions and their respective promotional codes (if applicable) that are provided by us will remain operational. We reserve the right to remove any promotion and their respective promotional codes (if applicable) at any time.

    6.1 - With regards to the promotion code: 'WEBBUNDLE', this promotional code provides exactly 20% discount on Website Hosting services only (recurring until cancelled/terminated) when purchasing a domain at the same time as any Website Hosting plan; existing Website Hosting services cannot be used to claim the promotion and the discount will only apply once per checkout. The promotion may be withdrawn at anytime, existing services will not be impacted if withdrawn.

    Service Disruption and Service Accessibility

    7.0 - In the event the user attempts or successfully disrupts our service/or others by any means (for example: DDoS attacking or hacking), we reserve the right to terminate/suspend all services related to the account causing such disruptions and remove all data regarding the account holder as such data would no longer be required in the event of a termination of service(s).

    7.1 - We aim for all services purchased by users to be available to consumers 99% of the time the user retains a service with us. However, we shall not be held liable for any outage or data loss. In the event of an extended period of outage, compensation may be offered to users but is not required by us to be provided/offered.

    Cookie Usage and Disclaimer

    8.0 - When accessing our site and/or services you permit us to store ‘Cookies’ onto your device and utilise them throughout our website and/or services. The term ‘Cookies’ refers to small files of website/service data being stored onto your device for tracking means (for example: account tracking on our billing system to identify logged in user).

    8.1 - We can not and do not guarantee that all services/websites will be fully uninterrupted, error-free, or completely secure. It is within our best interests to aim to ensure that your experience is uninterrupted, error-free and secure but we cannot guarantee such.

    Legal Contact and Handling of Services/Customers

    9.0 - We retain the right to seek and consult with any appropriate authorities if required in the event of an arising issues whether is through violation of this policy or any other event in which law enforcement is required. We retain any communications between parties as confidential.

    9.1 - By purchasing a server, you permit us to modify your service in the event: support is requested via the stated support request methods, required in order to execute/complete a scheduled/emergency maintenance or due to any terms/policies stated within this agreement or our Privacy Policy which can be found here). Any verbal or written threats or abuse will be taken seriously and fully recorded in accordance with our Privacy Policy which can be found here. This may lead to service(s) being suspended/terminated on this basis to ensure the safety of our staff team.

    This organisation is owned by Nicholas Wibley, documents relating to this organisation may be served via non-digital means to the following address -
    Oxide Hosting, Unit 19642, PO Box 92, Cardiff, CF11 1NB.

    The following document was amended/edited on the: 26th March 2022.