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Terms & Conditions

Last updated: 24 February 2017

Standard Terms & Conditions

These Trading Terms & Conditions (“Terms”) apply to the supply of Services by Webcity to a Customer. Any supply of Services by Webcity to the Customer made after the date of acceptance of these Terms is a supply pursuant to the supply agreement constituted by these Terms and the relevant order accepted by Webcity and any such supply does not give rise to a new or separate agreement. Certain products may be provided by Webcity pte ltd or Webcity pty ltd as appropriate and both are covered by these terms.

Limitation of Liability

  1. The limitations on liability included in this agreement are an essential aspect of this agreement and the standard prices of Services offered to a Customer are based on acceptance of these Terms and related Policies.
  2. Liquidated damages in all possible instances are limited to credits pertaining to the Service offered.
  3. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless from any legal claims or actions, arising from a breach of your obligations and responsibilities under this agreement whether through action, inaction, omission, misuse (including misuse by a 3rd party for example by unauthorised access) or otherwise and to pay the cost of defending the claim and any damages, compensation, fines or penalties.
  4. Neither party shall be liable to the other party for any direct, special, incidental, consequential or indirect loss or damages, even if advised of or being reasonably foreseeable or not foreseeable, including but not limited to loss of data, loss of profits, loss of customers, loss of contracts, loss of time, loss of opportunity, increased or wasted costs or expenses, business interruptions or other costs suffered by the other party or any third-parties in connection with any performance, non-performance, degraded performance or delayed performances of service used by any party.
  5. Notwithstanding clause 4 & 5, our liability is at all times and in all cases, where permissible by law, limited to what credit remedies are provided within the applicable SLAs, if any.
  6. We will endeavour to provide services in a professional and timely manner, within the constraint of being provided on commercially reasonable basis and may rely on the provision of services, telecommunications links, systems, software and/or hardware from 3rd parties over which we have no control.
  7. This agreement does not constitute a form of insurance. Consider cyber liability insurance if it is appropriate to Your business.
  8. Nature of technology

  9. Due to the nature of the technology, we do not warrant to provide a continuous or uninterrupted or fault or defect or degradation or error free, or a completely secure service. Nor do we warrant our services will meet all of your requirements. You should ensure that you have satisfied yourself that the services are appropriate and are suitable for their intended purpose. You should not rely on our services for life support or medical emergency systems.

  10. Service Specifics

  11. Our security services are provided on commercially reasonable basis and while we take security seriously we do not warrant that we can keep any servers or systems free from annoying, malicious or illegal cyber events, such as spam, viruses, malware, trojans, or other cyber penetrations, interruptions, denial of service attacks, data loss or damage, privacy loss, data theft or damage or any other cyber events.
  12. We do not provide any warranty in relation the security of Your data and You are ultimately responsible for the security of your own data.
  13. Our data and compute services including data storage, data backups, High Availability (HA) or CDN data services, disaster recovery, etc. are provided on a commercially reasonable basis and while we take data reliability and integrity seriously we do not warrant that we can keep data from being damaged, lost, stolen, corrupted, or kept private. You should acquire systems from us such that they are architected appropriately taking into account the requisite reliability required based on the value of the specific data or service to you.
  14. We do not provide any warranty in relation to the integrity of your data and you are ultimately responsible for the integrity of your own data.
  15. In the event of inapplicability of or severing of clause 6 or any other limitation of liability clause or where we have been found to be negligent, it is an essential term that our liability is limited to the amount equal to the monthly value of the services that have actually been paid in that calendar year, for ongoing services, or for one off services: the price of that service or, the value of goods sold.
  16. Australian Consumer Rights Protection

  17. Where we provide goods or services that are legislated to fall under the protection of Australian Consumer Law: Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
  18. Promptly Rectifying Issues

  19. We will endeavour to rectify any faults or errors or interruptions of our services, but due to the nature of the technology and services we do not guarantee that we are able to rectify all issues or that we are able to do so in any particular timespan.
  20. Upon service failure or un-rectifiable fault or defect, we reserve the right to replace or resupply an equivalent or similar service.
  21. Incorporated Schedules

  22. In addition to this agreement, you are also bound by the following documents:
    Additional Terms for specific products are found at
  23. https://www.webcity.com.au/terms-conditions

    Webcity Privacy Policy (https://www.webcity.com.au/terms-conditions/privacy-policy)

    Cause for suspension or termination

  24. You should use reasonable efforts to ensure that 3rd parties do not gain unauthorised access to your accounts or services. We retain the right to immediately or at any time without notice suspend or terminate this agreement based on information, which may lead us to suspect malicious activity, intent or misuse despite a contracted minimum term for which you will still be liable.
  25. The services must not be used directly or indirectly for unlawful purposes.We do not tolerate spam. If you spam, send bulk unsolicited emails or forum posting, or any other similar inappropriate method of promotion, then your access to our services may be immediately suspended or terminated depending on the severity at our discretion.
  26. If you become insolvent we may terminate this contract immediately without notice.
  27. Where you as a new Customer signs up or uses our services without payment, either by accident or via a trial, we have no obligation to continue providing services and may terminate without notice.
  28. Invoices to be paid on time

  29. We do not provide banking or credit services. All invoices must be paid by due date.
  30. Where part of an invoice is in contention Customer must pay at minimum any part of the invoice that is not disputed.
  31. We reserve the right to suspend services if you fail to pay invoices by the due date. We may charge a reasonable late payment fee to cover costs of processing late accounts. Persistent or excessively late payments are grounds for termination.
  32. You are still liable for applicable fees if your access to services is suspended.
  33. We have no obligation to commence or provide any services until we receive cleared funds.
  34. If you are terminated for malicious activity we may use any of your remaining credit towards our costs of dealing with the activity.
  35. Pricing may change

  36. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, We may vary pricing from time to time by posting new pricing to our websites.
  37. No Refunds

  38. Deposits or pre-payments for services are binding and refunds can only be requested if we fail to provide the agreed services within a reasonable time or as defined by product specifications.
  39. GST

  40. Our prices are quoted exclusive of GST.
  41. You are liable for any Applicable good and service taxes or other taxes as may be levied by Governments from time to time.
  42. No Assignment

  43. You may not to assign, novate or transfer this agreement in whole or part without prior written agreement.
  44. This agreement is between Webcity and the Customer only; there are no third-party beneficiaries to this agreement.
  45. Transfers of domains names which are in your ownership are not restricted by this agreement but subject to the rules and conditions of the relevant registry.
  46. No Transfer of Intellectual property

  47. We both agree that there is no transfer of intellectual property rights implied in this agreement unless specifically agreed to in writing.
  48. No Violating Moral Rights

  49. We both agree not to place each other in breach of anyone’s moral rights
  50. Privacy Obligations

  51. We will ensure that all private information obtained from you is managed in accordance with our Privacy Policy
  52. Confidential Information

  53. We both agree not to disclose each other’s Confidential Information without prior permission.
  54. We may use Confidential Information for legal process or divulged it to law enforcement agencies as required by law or where we believe you are carrying on illegal activity.
  55. Title and Risk of goods

  56. We retain any title to any goods we sell you, until these are paid for in full with cleared funds.
  57. Risk in any goods passes on delivery to You.
  58. Amendment

  59. We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time by posting a new version of this document on our website with immediate effect for new Services or Customers and 30 days effect for existing services and customer with written notice
  60. Severability

  61. Any provision or term of this agreement that is found to be void, illegal or unenforceable may, to that extent be severed from the agreement
  62. Surviving Obligations

  63. We both agree that all obligations relating to payment of invoices, indemnity and confidentiality survive termination of this agreement.
  64. Entire Agreement

  65. These Terms including the policies listed herein contain all of the terms and conditions of the contract between the parties.
  66. Customer Warranty

  67. You warrant that you are legally empowered and of age to enter into this agreement and that you are relying solely on information contained in this agreement and the policies listed herein not in reliance on any other information
  68. No Partnership or Agency

  69. We both agree that no partnership, joint venture or agency relationship is contemplated by this agreement.
  70. You may not resell, sublease or sell any plans that are not expressly marketed as reseller plans.
  71. Force Majeure

  72. Any defect, delay or degradation or failure in the performance by either of us is excused to the extent it is being caused by Force Majeure.
  73. Governing Law

  74. The laws of the state of New South Wales in the Commonwealth of Australia govern this agreement
  75. No Waiver

  76. No waiver of any of these Terms or failure to exercise a right or remedy by Company will be considered to imply or constitute a further waiver by Company of the same or any other term, condition, right or remedy.
  77. Rebilling

  78. Webcity will provide at least two email notices prior to account expiry. Unless you specifically request cancellation of your service, your service term will automatically renew for a further period of up to 12 months. 14 days prior to the expiry of such service we shall rebill your credit card, where credit card details have been provided. You acknowledge that if you do not wish to continue with your hosting service, it is your responsibility to request cancellation of your service before it is automatically renewed.
  79. Definitions

    “Customer”, “you”, imports the Customer’s employees, agents, contractors and Related Bodies Corporate having the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001 or anyone that may act under instruction of the Customer.

    “Webcity”, “us”, “we” imports the Webcity’s employees, agents, contractors and Related Bodies Corporate having the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001 or anyone that acts under instruction from Webcity.

    Webcity is Webcity International pte ltd.

    Confidential Information means all information, whether written or oral, relating to the Customer or Webcity, and includes any communication between the parties and all information in relation to a party’s business or method of carrying on business, trade secrets, technical information, any data regarding sales, marketing and distribution of products or services.

    “We both” means Customer and Webcity.

    “Cyber” means virtual, digital or through any other electronic means.

    “Spam” is defined to have the same meaning as Australian government Spam Act 2003 or later.

    “Force Majeure” means any even over which either party has no control including acts of God, fires, floods, explosions, riots, civil disorder, wars, extreme weather, sabotage or terrorism, vandalism, accidents, electricity failure, communications cable failure, governmental acts and/or change of laws, injunctions and/or directions of national security, cyber attacks including denial of service attacks.

    “Written notice” includes email, fax, postal services, courier but excludes SMS, or other non-email digital delivery (unless those services specifically reported on successful delivery)

    “Commercially reasonable” means activity which maintains integrity, reliability, efficiency and safety of Webcity’s infrastructure, services, staff, systems, software, relationships, solvency, capital and profitability, while providing fair value.

    “Services” includes the supply of compute servers, data services, networking & communications links and intra-links, shared hosting and other servers, backup, disaster recovery, systems, Software systems, support, management and other professional services.

    “CDN” means Content Display Network.

    “SAN” means Storage Area Network as a form of data storage.

    “Malicious” in addition to its general usage imports activity or intent that may

    1. breach this agreement,
    2. be unauthorised access to servers, data centres, systems or backups,
    3. bring disrepute to or defame Webcity,
    4. legally require Webcity to remove or take down online content,
    5. be incompetent action causing damage, deliberate or not,
    6. constitute misuse, as in for other than intended purpose,
    7. damage goodwill, reputation, efficiency, reliability or safety,
    8. place undue burden or congestion on resources and/or networks,
    9. cause menace or harassment,
    10. be abusive, violent or distressing,
    11. avoiding debt or trade insolvent,
    12. be illegal or that may be the target of malicious intent or activity.

    “Misuse” is used in common sense and interchangeably with malicious.

    “Month” intends to be calendar month at that period.

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