Terms of Service

VTech Direct, L.L.C. Acceptable Use Policy

VTech Direct, L.L.C. reserves the right to change this Policy any time, so please, check this page at least once a month or when in doubt. VTech Direct, L.L.C. strives to provide the best possible service to all our customers, but we will not tolerate any unlawful activity or abuse on our servers. We respect freedom of speech and expression unless it is harmful to others. These brief guidelines are imposed to protect you, other VTech Direct, L.L.C. customers and us against such harm.

Payment Policies, Fees, Refunds and Terms of Agreement:

Full payment is required before any hosting service is rendered, which includes renewals. All payment-due notices will be sent by electronic mail. No bills or invoices will be sent by postal mail or fax. Prepayment is due each anniversary (monthly, quarterly, bi-annually or yearly) following the date the account was established. Billing will continue until you cancel your hosting account. Additional features can be added at any time. Monthly feature prices are not prorated. VTech Direct, L.L.C. reserves the right to change prices at any time. You may cancel your web hosting account at anytime. As a policy, we do not offer credits or refunds for hosting time already expended. See our Refund Terms for complete details.

Account Cancellation:

You may cancel at anytime. Phone requests will not constitute acceptance of any cancellation. To cancel your account, you must do so through your Account Manager Control Panel. Notification of cancellation must be received at least ten business days prior to your cycle date, with the cycle date being the day of the month you sign up, in order to avoid charges in full for the next cycle. It is the Clients Responsibility to secure email confirmation from VTech Direct, L.L.C. that account has been cancelled. If the client has not yet received email confirmation of account cancellation, then the account remains active, and you will continue to be invoiced.

If Client has a balance due at the time of cancellation, this balance must be paid in full. Cancellation does not absolve Client of any outstanding financial obligations.

Indemnification Policy:

You agree to use all VTech Direct, L.L.C. services and facilities at your own risk. VTech Direct, L.L.C. specifically disclaims all warranties of merchantability, usability and fitness for any particular purpose. In no event shall VTech Direct, L.L.C. be liable for any loss, or loss of data, or other commercial damage, including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential or other damages. Customer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold VTech Direct, L.L.C. harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney’s fees asserted against VTech Direct, L.L.C., its agents, its customers, officers and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to be performed or any product sold by customer, it’s agents, employees or assigns. Customer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless VTech Direct, L.L.C. against liabilities arising out of:

  1. any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with a VTech Direct, L.L.C. server;
  2. any material supplied by customer infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party;
  3. copyright infringement and
  4. any defective products sold to customer from a VTech Direct, L.L.C. server.

VTech Direct, L.L.C. shall be the sole arbitrator of what violates this Policy.

SPAM Policy:

VTech Direct, L.L.C. is committed to a zero-tolerance, anti-Spamming policy. Under this policy, we prohibit Spam, or any unsolicited commercial email, from being sent either: Over the VTech Direct, L.L.C. network, by customers or any other users of the VTech Direct, L.L.C. network (including customers' customers); AND/OR over ANY network - if the message sent advertises or mentions a site hosted on the VTech Direct, L.L.C. server.

We react quickly and seriously to violations, and we further reserve the right to terminate the services, without prior notice, of any customer disregarding this policy. Sending unsolicited commercial email (a.k.a. "spam"), cross-posting messages to a large number of usenet groups, posting obscene or threatening messages while using or referring to an VTech Direct, L.L.C. email address or web site URL is prohibited. The use of VTech Direct, L.L.C. servers as a mail drop for responses to activities described above is also prohibited. Accounts canceled due to spam will be billed a "clean up" fee of $600.00 USD.

If you have any complaints or comments regarding Spam on our network, please direct them via email to abuse@vtechdirect.com

Content Policy:

All services provided by VTech Direct, L.L.C. may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any US Law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, trademark, intellectual property, material we judge to be threatening or obscene, or material protected by trade secret and other statute without proper authorization. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless VTech Direct, L.L.C. from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party.

Pornography and sex-related merchandising is prohibited on all VTech Direct, L.L.C. servers. This includes sites that may infer sexual content, or links to adult content elsewhere. VTech Direct, L.L.C. will be the sole arbiter in determining violations of this provision.

Also prohibited are sites that promote any illegal activity or present content that may be damaging to VTech Direct, L.L.C. servers or any other server on the internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited.

Examples of unacceptable content or links:

VTech Direct, L.L.C. does not host sites of its competitors or web pages promoting sites of its competitors. Any illegal activity, including adult content, links to adult content web sites, spamming or hacking will result in your site being shut down and all your files deleted without warning. VTech Direct, L.L.C. will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.

Email Policy:
VTech Direct, L.L.C. may not be the source, intermediary, or destination address involved in the transmission of any unsolicited email, email bombs, hate email, or any mass email. Your email account may not be referenced as originator, intermediary, or reply-to address of such email. We consider mass email any email message sent to more than 25 email addresses or more than 10 news groups.

CGI Scripts Policy:
Each account comes with its own cgi-bin. You are free to use any CGI scripts you wish, however we reserve the right to disable any CGI script that effects normal server operation or service to other VTech Direct, L.L.C. customers. You will be notified in 24 hours about offending cgi script. No chat room or similar scripts allowed.

Chat Policy:
VTech Direct, L.L.C. does not allow chat rooms. You can however link your site to a chat provider. Some examples of chat providers are: www.humanclick.com, www.liveperson.com, and www.livehumanhelp.com.

Traffic Policy:
VTech Direct, L.L.C. allows for very generous traffic, and most sites never exceed 500MB per month, unless they offer shareware, sound, video, image and multimedia archives, are mirror sites or any site whose primary purpose is file distribution. VTech Direct, L.L.C. customers are discouraged from storing any files that cause excessive traffic on VTech Direct, L.L.C. servers. Please contact an VTech Direct, L.L.C. Technical Support team for more information. Again, 99% of the sites do not fall into this category and never reach our traffic limits. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason not prohibited by law. Also we reserve the right to terminate service to any customer for any reason not prohibited by law. Any deliberate attempt to cause damage to VTech Direct, L.L.C. or any other Internet servers will result in immediate account deactivation without prior notice. No refund is given in this case. All account plans come with a predetermined amount of traffic allowance. We monitor all accounts and bill $5.00 USD for each gig of traffic exceeded. You will NOT be charged for transfer that you use beyond our generous data transfer limits without prior notification. You can monitor your transfer at anytime in your Control Panel.

Customer Rewards Program:
VTech Direct, L.L.C. offers to it's customers, participation in the eMarkHosting.com Customer Rewards Program. I fully understand and agree that participation in this program is optional and in no way is participation required to purchase web hosting services from eMarkHosting.com. If you do choose to participate in the program, you also agree that you are liable for any and all local, state and federal taxes that apply to any cash back bonus that you receive through participation in this program. You also agree to the following terms of the Customer Rewards Program:

  1. you must keep your hosting account in good standing with eMarkHosting.com.;
  2. no web sites determined ineligible in this agreement are eligible to participate.;
  3. NO SPAM! You may include our links as advertisements in your newsletters and mailing lists as long as people have agreed to receive them.;
  4. anyone found spamming, cheating or in any other way inflicting damage to VTech Direct, L.L.C./eMarkHosting.com will have their Web Hosting Account terminated immediately without a cent of their cash back bonus being paid.;
  5. eMarkHosting.com reserves the right to revoke your Customer Rewards Program eligibility at any time if any terms in this agreement or our Terms of Service Agreement are violated.;
  6. to participate you must provide VTech Direct, L.L.C. with a faxed copy of a photo ID and your social security number or Employer Identification Number. Details on providing this information is located in the Account Manager Control Panel.;

Full backups are made weekly, and backups of new/changed data made nightly. No guarantees are made of any kind, either expressed or implied, as to the integrity of these backups. Backups are made for server restoration purposes only. It is the clients' responsibility to maintain local copies of their web content any information. The "Backup Manager" is included in each hosting plan and client can use this tool to back up their files. If loss of data occurs due to an error of VTech Direct, L.L.C., we will attempt to recover the date for no charge to the client. If data loss occurs due to negligence of client in securing their account or by an action of the client, VTech Direct, L.L.C. will attempt to recover the data from the most recent archive for a $50.00 USD fee.