These Specific Terms include:
(Last updated: May 2018)
(Previous versions: August 2007, February 2008, July 2009, March 2010, July 2011, June 2014, December 2015 and February 2016)
Hetzner (Pty) Limited (Registration No. 2005/023926/07) (“Hetzner”) is a leading South African web hosting service provider that gives a range of web hosting Services to its Customers. We provide the Services to Customers subject to our Terms of Service.
1.1. Unless the context clearly indicates to the contrary, any term defined in our Terms of service will, when used in these Specific Terms, bear the same meaning as defined in our Terms of Service.
1.2. Unless the context clearly indicates to the contrary, the following words will have these meanings:
|Administrator and Registry||ZA Central Registry, the administrator of the .co.za Domain Name space.|
|Administrator Policies||The Administrator policies published by the Administrator from time to time located at www.registry.net.za.|
|Domain Names||An easy to remember name that points directly to your website. Hetzner hosts domain names as part of its Domain Service to customers.|
|Domain Services||The Services we provide to you in respect of the Domain Names as set out in these Special Terms.|
|Email the Services||We provide to you in the form of:
|Harmful Code||Any computer code that:
|Illegal Content||Content in violation of any law.|
|Location||The Hetzner Data Centres situated in Cape Town and Johannesburg as well as in Germany or any other address we indicate to you.|
|Misrepresentation||By a Customer includes:
|Registrar||An entity such as Hetzner who has been accredited by the Administrator to perform Domain Name related transactions in the .co.za Domain name space.|
|Registrant||The entity applying to register a Domain Name.|
|Server||The computer hardware, machinery, and equipment on which the software operates.|
|Server Hosting||The Services that we provide to you.|
|Software||The operating system and applications we provide to you.|
|System Abuse||Any conduct that does or may:
|Beta Services||Beta versions or features of our existing or new Services. (Beta Services Terms forms part of our Specific Terms, clause 8)|
|Trial Period||Duration of the Beta Services.|
2.1. We agree to use all reasonable steps to provide the Services to you on a continual basis, for the duration of the Agreement.
2.2. Although we take appropriate and reasonable measures to ensure that the Services are:
The Services are rendered “as is” and “as available” and are used at your own discretion and risk.
2.3 We will establish and maintain reasonable security measures to secure the integrity and confidentiality of any personal information that we host or store for you as referred to in section 19 of the Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (POPI).
3.1. Hetzner is a member of the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA). We abide by and uphold the ISPA Code of Conduct.
3.2. We provide Servers, space on shared Servers and hosting of Customer Servers, together with web services and email facilities for web sites controlled by individuals or companies that do not have their own web servers.
3.3. We will only be required to give you the Server type and configuration that is advertised at the time you decide to obtain the Service from us. If you are an existing Customer and you wish to upgrade to a new Server, we may charge you an additional setup fee.
3.4. We will use all reasonable steps to verify the identity of your representative that wishes to access your Server at the Location. However, we will not be liable for any loss or damage you suffer because of a non-authorised person gaining access to your Server at the Location. You must notify us in writing of your representatives who are entitled to access your Server at the Location.
3.5. If we find that you have breached any of these Specific Terms, we may exercise any rights we may have available to us in law, including (without notice) the right to terminate access to any Services, or suspend or terminate any Services (which may include the deletion of your data).
3.6. We have no knowledge of, nor interest in Customer content hosted on your behalf by Hetzner on a Server or a shared hosting package. We also do not in any way contribute to or approve the content.
3.7. Nothing that we do in the performance of our obligations under the Service will be seen as an assumption of responsibility or liability by us as a result of any content. In particular, the limitation of liability in our Terms of Service will apply specifically to any loss, destruction, or corruption of your data, irrespective of the cause, including our negligence, your failure to back it up, us deleting it after the Service is terminated, and any system error or failure whether foreseen or unforeseen.
3.8. We will make a package available on a Server, where the Server is shared with other Customers. The Server will (at all times) remain our property. We will setup the Server according to our standard managed hosting Server configuration, at the Location on your behalf. We will not be responsible for the use of software you install (and for any vulnerabilities including traffic generated as per clause 3.10 below, that may result from the use of the software). You use the software at your own risk.
3.9. Where appropriate, we will maintain the software on our managed Servers.
3.10. You are solely responsible for all bandwidth and traffic related to your hosting package. This includes regularly monitoring usage through konsoleH. You will be liable for any over-usage charges. Any traffic management and reporting tools we give you are given solely to assist you in this process. This does not free you from responsibility, or place any responsibility on us. If you decide to make use of any traffic management and reporting tools:
3.11. We are not responsible for any licensing of any software you use.
3.12. We will make a Server available to you for your own exclusive use. The Server will at all times remain Hetzner’s property. We will setup and manage the Server at the Location on your behalf.
3.13. All Server log files remain Hetzner’s property. If you ask us to give you a server log file, we will give you a copy of the relevant log file.
3.14. You must not remove the Server from a Location.
3.15. We will manage the Server, including the hardware, software, and upgrades at our sole discretion.
3.16. Clause 3.10 will also apply to these Services.
3.17. If the Server becomes the target or source of any form of denial of service attack and Hetzner believes that there is no other possible solution at that point in time, we may disconnect the Server from the network.
3.18. Hetzner will not be responsible for your use of any software that you may install (and any vulnerabilities including traffic generated as per clause 3.10 that may result from the use of the software). You therefore use the software at your own risk.
3.19. We are not responsible for any licensing of any software you use.
3.20. We guarantee that our network will be available 99.9% of the time in any given month, excluding scheduled maintenance. This means that you should not experience network downtime of more than 43 minutes in any month counted from the first day of every month.
3.21. Network uptime includes functioning of all network infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewall, and cabling.
3.22. Network downtime exists when a Customer is unable to transmit and receive data to and from our Managed Service and is measured according to our monitoring system.
3.23. If network uptime is less than 99.9% (in other words downtime exceeds 43 minutes in a given month), we will credit you 5% of the base monthly fee for every 30 minutes of downtime (up to 100% of your monthly fee for the affected hosting package or Server).
3.24. You will not receive any credit:
These exclusions will not apply where the problems arise from Hetzner’s Server links to the Internet or our routers.
3.25. If you wish to exercise your right to a credit refund, you must request it by sending an email to us at email@example.com. The email must include the domain or Server name associated with your hosting service in the “subject” line. Each request must include your customer number as well as the dates and times of the network unavailability. We must receive the request within 48 hours of the downtime. Only once we confirm the network unavailability according to our monitoring system, will we give you the credits. We will give you the credits within two billing cycles according to our Refund Policy. Despite anything to the contrary, the total amount we credit to you in a particular month will not exceed the total hosting fee you must pay for the month in question.
3.26. We will make a Server available to you, installed with the latest version of an operating system, from a list of available options we give you. If you elect to have a Microsoft operating system installed that we provide, you are bound by the licensing terms & conditions of the relevant Microsoft Software with effect from when the Microsoft Software is first installed on the Server.
3.27. You will manage the operating system and all software on the Server. Hetzner will not and has no obligation to get involved in any aspect of managing the Server apart from the hardware.
3.28. The allocated Server remains Hetzner’s sole property.
3.29. If you request any deviation from the standard hardware offering we will give the non-standard hardware, but the cost will be passed directly on to you. The hardware remains our property. If you opt for an on-site spare for the hardware, the spare components will remain your property.
3.30. If your Server becomes the target or source of any form of denial of service attack, we reserve the right to disconnect the Server from the network if we find that no other solution is possible at that stage.
3.31. We will not be responsible for your use of any software that you may install (and any vulnerabilities including traffic generated as per clause 3.10 that may result from the use of the software). You use the software at your own risk.
3.32. Clause 3.10 will also apply to these Services.
3.33. We are not responsible for any licensing of any software you use, other than where you are leasing Microsoft software through Hetzner.
3.34. We will give you the following support. The repair or replacement of:
At no cost to you. If we need to install a new operating system, we must do so with the latest version of the operating system, unless you request otherwise
3.35. This guarantee only applies to Self-Managed Hosting Customers. We will try to respond to and resolve all Self-Managed server Problems that specifically relate to Server hardware within 90 minutes of you reporting the problem to us over the phone.
3.36. If we do not Resolve (as defined below) the Self-Managed server Problem within 90 minutes or the extended period Hetzner may advise, we will give you a credit equal to one month’s worth of the base hosting fee. For purposes of this clause,”Resolving” means that the Root Server originally provided by Hetzner responds to a ping as measured by our network monitoring system. If your Self-Managed Server has not been configured to respond to ping requests, you must provide us with another way of determining that the Server is visible on the network. If you do not do this we will be relieved of our obligations under this clause.
3.37. You must also understand that Server restore time from a back-up depends on the volume of data to be retrieved, which could result in several hours downtime. In such a case, we are not obliged to give you a credit.
3.38. We guarantee that our network will be available 99.9% of the time in a given month, excluding scheduled maintenance. This means that you should not experience network downtime of more than 43 minutes in any given month counted from the first day of every month.
3.39. If network uptime is less than 99.9%, (in other words downtime exceeds 43 minutes in a given month), we will credit you 5% of the base monthly fee for every 30 minutes of downtime (up to 100% of your monthly fee for the affected hosting package or Server).
3.40. You will not receive the credit if the Self-Managed Server problem is attributable to:
3.41. If you wish to exercise your right, you must request it by sending an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The request must be received by Hetzner within 48 hours of the incident being reported and must include your customer number, your name as listed on the Hetzner invoice, the date and approximate time of the problem and the Server identification codes or the Server name. Only once we confirm the network unavailability according to our monitoring system, will we supply the credits to you within two billing cycles after we receive the request, according to our Refund Policy. Despite anything to the contrary, the total amount we credit you in a particular month will not exceed the total hosting fee you must pay for the month in question.
3.42. We provide the CHS Service to you according to the proposal you have accepted, together with any written specification that has been agreed to between the parties and our Agreement.
3.43. When we make Servers available to you for your own exclusive use, the Servers will at all times remain Hetzner’s property. You must not remove the Server from a Location. CHS will setup and manage the Server at the Location on your behalf.
3.44. All Server log files remain our property. If you requests us to give you a Server log file, a copy of the relevant log file will be given to you.
3.45. We will manage the Servers, including the hardware, agreed Software, and upgrades at our sole discretion. CHS Customers will be informed before any adjustments or upgrades and a suitable time will be agreed upon between parties.
3.46. Where we supply and install the Software, we will do so according to the written specifications agreed to between both Parties. For that purpose, you must give us all the relevant information and co-operation needed to enable us to do the installation. If there are any extra costs involved with the Software, which were not present before we contracted with you, these will be for your account. If you need CHS assistance for the installation of the Software, you will be charged according to our standard hourly rates.
3.47. Where appropriate, we will in our sole discretion, maintain the Software on your CHS Servers.
3.48. You are responsible for all bandwidth and traffic associated with your Server. We will monitor your traffic usage and any spikes that may occur during business hours. However you remain solely responsible for all traffic associated costs. If your Server becomes the target or source of any form of denial of service attack, we reserve the right to disconnect the Server from the network if we find that no other solution is possible at that stage.
3.49. We will not be responsible for your use of any Software that you may install (and any vulnerabilities including traffic generated as per clause 3.48 that may result from the use of the Software). You use the software at your own risk.
3.50. Any troubleshooting you request will be charged at our standard hourly rate. If the cause turns out to be due to the gross negligence on our part, these charges will be waived. Our senior management will decide whether or not an act of gross negligence has been committed.
3.51. If you require any ad-hoc (on request) work to be done outside Business hours (as defined in clause 3.57), you must specifically schedule this with us. We will only attend to emergency work outside of Business hours.
3.52. We may invoice you for time spent troubleshooting issues that we find are outside our control that we cannot reasonably be expected to have prevented or solved quickly. Only we may decide what is reasonably within or outside our reasonable control.
3.53. We have the right to increase the CHS service fees annually following the anniversary of the date we started providing our Services to you (“the Anniversary Date”). We will give you written details of any such increase at least 30 days prior to each Anniversary Date and any amendment or variation of the service fees will be seen as an amendment of Terms of Service. If you object to the increase in the service fees, you can terminate your relationship with us under clause 14 of our Terms of Service.
3.54. The CHS Service is accompanied by our 99.9% network uptime guarantee. SLA claims, as defined in our Terms of Service, are only applicable to the standard, fixed monthly charges. Any ad-hoc time and third party costs (for example hardware, traffic over-usage) are exempt from any form of SLA claim.
3.55. Service disruptions will be attended to within:
(Business hours are Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 17:00, excluding public holidays.)
3.56. We will try to respond to all CHS problems that specifically relate to Server hardware within 90 minutes of the problem occurring. If we do not resolve the Server problem within 90 minutes or the extended period as we may advise, we will give you a credit equal to one month’s worth of the base hosting fee.
3.57. You must also understand that the Server restore time from a back-up depends on the volume of data to be retrieved, which could result in several hours downtime. In such a case, we are not obliged to give you a credit.
3.58. We guarantee that our network will be available 99.9% of the time in any month, excluding scheduled maintenance. This means that you should not experience network downtime of more than 43 minutes in any month counted from the first day of every month.
3.59. If network uptime is less than 99.9% (in other words downtime exceeds 43 minutes in a given month), we will credit you 5% of the base monthly fee for every 30 minutes of downtime (up to 100% of your monthly fee for the affected hosting service or Server).
3.60. If you, as a CHS Customer have a High Availability solution as part of the CHS proposal agreement, an additional SLA will be agreed upon in the proposal, signed by you.
3.61. You will not receive any credit:
3.62. We are also not responsible for browser or DNS caching that may make your website appear inaccessible when others can still access it. These exclusions will not apply where the problems arise from our Server links to the Internet or our routers.
3.63. If you wish to exercise your right, you must request it by sending an email to us at email@example.com. Each request must include the dates and times of the network unavailability. The request must be received within 48 hours of the downtime. Only once we confirm the network unavailability according to our monitoring system, will we give you the credits. We will do so within two billing cycles after our receipt of the requests, in accordance with our Refund Policy. Despite anything to the contrary, the total amount credited to you in a particular month will not exceed the total hosting fee you must pay for the month in question.
3.64. The colocation product provides you with only a rack, power connection and data connection.You must supply your own Server(s) and peripherals.
3.65. You remain solely responsible for all equipment that you install in your rack. We will be responsible for the Location the rack is stored in and for the network connection only.
3.66. You are solely responsible for all bandwidth and traffic related to your hosting service and are liable for all traffic charges. This includes regularly monitoring usage through konsoleH. Note, only traffic provided by Hetzner will be visible in konsoleH. Any traffic management and reporting tools we give you are given solely to assist you in this process. This does not free you from responsibility, or place any responsibility on us. If you decide to use the konsoleH traffic monitoring tool, please be aware that the information will not be real time information and there will always be a one day delay in the furnishing of information; we will not be responsible for any traffic spikes, information or denial of service attacks, or any loss or damage you suffer because of the information not being provided in real time.
3.67. If your Server(s) or network components become the target or source of any form of denial of service attack, we may disconnect you from the network if we find that no other solution is possible at that stage.
3.68. We have provided a resilient infrastructure at the Location and have taken reasonable precautions to protect your Server(s) and equipment. We are confident that you will have a positive experience while hosting in our facility. Should, despite these best efforts, something happen, we will not be liable for any loss or damage as a result of any failure on our part.
3.69. You must at all times adhere to the standard health and safety guidelines laid down for customers entering the Location. We may deny you access to the Location if we at any time have reason to believe that you are failing to comply with the procedures and guidelines.
3.70. We may temporarily suspend our colocation services to repair, maintain, upgrade, modify, replace or improve any of its colocation services. We will provide 14 calendar days prior notice of any service suspension to you. However, we will not be held liable for any resulting loss or damage suffered as a result of the service suspension.
3.71 We may terminate any colocation services on 30 days written notice to you.
3.72 If either party fails to comply with any of its obligations or commit a breach of this Agreement and fail to remedy such default or breach within seven days after having received a written notice to do so, or be placed in provisional or final liquidation or sequestration, or judicial management, or enter into any compromise arrangements with its creditors, or fail to satisfy a judgment taken against it within 10 days, then the other party will be entitled to cancel the Agreement on written notice to the defaulting party. The provisions of this clause will not affect the rights of the parties to claim damages in respect of a breach of any of the provisions of this Agreement.
3.73 Neither party will be responsible for any indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages or losses arising from the Agreement. This includes loss of profits, revenue, anticipated savings, business transactions, goodwill or other contracts. It is irrelevant if this is due to negligence (carelessness) or breach of contract.
3.74 Our total liability to you is for direct damages up to a maximum amount of three months of your base hosting fee.
3.75. As a Colocation customer, we guarantee that our network will be available 99.9% of the time in a given month, excluding scheduled maintenance. This means that you should not experience network downtime of more than 43 minutes in any given month counted from the first day of every month.
If network uptime is less than 99.9%, (in other words downtime exceeds 43 minutes in a given month), we will credit you 5% of the base monthly fee for every 30 minutes of downtime (up to 100% of your monthly fee for the affected hosting service).
You will not receive the credit if the problem is attributable to:
If you wish to exercise your right, you must request it by sending an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The request must be received by Hetzner within 48 hours of the incident being reported and must include your customer number, your name as listed on the Hetzner invoice, the date and approximate time of the problem and the Colocation identification codes or the Server name. Only once we confirm the network unavailability according to our monitoring system, will we supply the credits to you within two billing cycles after we receive the request, according to our Refund Policy. Despite anything to the contrary, the total amount we credit you in a particular month will not exceed the total hosting fee you must pay for the month in question.
3.76. You will pay us a base hosting fee for Self-Managed Dedicated Server and Colocation hosting as indicated on the website.
3.77. The base hosting fee does not include any other fees such as:
Beyond that which is available without additional charge specifically specified in our standard rates available on our website that will be additional fees you must pay.
4.1. We will provide the following email related Services for Customers selecting shared or managed dedicated hosting only:
4.2. We will take appropriate and reasonable measures to make your email environment secure and reliable.
4.3. We will:
5.1. The Administrator runs the registry system used to process co.za Domain Name related transactions initiated by Domain Name Registrars, such as Hetzner, which include domain registrations, domain updates, domain renewals, domain deletions, domain queries and domain transfers.
5.2. We have been accredited as an independent Registrar to register Domain Names on the Administrator’s registry system. All Domain Names that we register on your behalf within the .co.za domain name space are subject to the Administrator Policies, which may be amended from time to time.
5.3. We act on your instructions to the extent that those instructions are possible and lawful. Domain Name Administrators have the right to cancel, transfer or suspend a Domain Name registration in certain circumstances. For example where it would put the Administrator in conflict with any law or upon receipt of a court order or ruling of an arbitrator.
5.4. We also use the Services of an international registrar to register generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs such as .com and .org) as well as Top Level Domains in non-South African country codes (ccTLDs such as .uk and .eu). This registration is subject to the terms of the relevant registrar OpenSRS/Tucows. Registration, maintenance, or transfer of a Domain Name is subject to the terms of the relevant registry governing the Domain Name. We cannot guarantee the registration of any Domain Name selected by you.
When there is a transfer of ownership the Registrant explicitly authorizes Tucows to act as their Designated Agent, as stipulated by the ICANN Transfer Policy, to approve a Change of Registrant on their behalf. It remains the domain user’s responsibility to check that correct ownership details are listed for the domain.
5.5. The following principles apply with regard to Domain Name registrations:
5.6. If you cancel your Domain Name registration during a grace period, it will be assigned a ‘Pending Release’ status and will not become available for release until the seven day grace period expires. You will be charged a grace period administration Fee of R5 (excluding VAT) for co.za domains and R10 (excluding VAT) for all other domains. Once the grace period has expired, the Domain Name will be released and removed from the Registry database, making it available for anyone else to register. You will receive a refund of the registration fee minus the grace period fee. You will not be able to transfer the Domain Name to another Registrar during the grace period. A Domain Name that is reinstated during the grace period will result in the Domain Name continuing as before with no refunds being processed.
5.7. You must provide us with all the information that we request from you. We will not be held responsible if you give us incomplete or inaccurate information that will lead to a delay in the registration process, subsequently resulting in the Domain Name being registered by someone else.
5.8. The following fees will be incurred by you:
These service fees are non-refundable.
5.9. You warrant that:
5.10. You indemnify us against any loss or damage that we may suffer arising from your registration or use of the Domain Name.
5.11. It is not possible for us or the Administrator to amend the actual Domain Name itself. If there has been an error in the spelling of a Domain Name it will need to be cancelled and a new registration created. Unless you request the change within the seven day grace period mentioned in clause 5.5 and 5.6, you will be required to pay a fee to the Registrar.
5.12. Either the Registrant or its agent (as described below) can change co.za Registrant information (for example the Registrant’s name, email address, telephone number and physical address) through konsoleH.
5.13. If the Registrant has a Hetzner account, the Registrant can make the changes.
5.14. If the Registrant has appointed an agent with a Hetzner account to administer the Domain Name, the Domain Name will be linked to that agent’s account and the agent will be able to make the changes.
5.15. Hetzner will only act on the instructions of the Account Owner or anyone authorised to act on the account.
5.16. Where a change takes place, the Domain Name status will change to “pending update” and the pending update period of five consecutive days will commence. This five day period has been instituted by the Administrator and cannot be modified by Hetzner. On expiry of the pending update period, the Domain Name information will automatically be updated.
5.17. The Registrant can ask Hetzner to create a account and transfer control of the Domain Name to the Registrant’s account at any time, provided any requirements laid down by Hetzner are met.
5.18. In the event of a dispute around a Domain Name between the Registrant and someone else (including his agent) regarding control of the Domain Name or Hetzner account to which the Domain Name is linked, we will only act, if we receive written instructions to change the name of the Registrant from:
5.19. In certain circumstances, the Domain Name might be “locked”. A “locked” Domain Name can only be transferred by the Administrator. The ability to lock a Domain Name is generally intended for situations where a court, or other recognised authority such as an accredited Domain Name dispute resolution provider, intends presiding over a dispute concerning the Domain Name and has informed the Administrator. The Domain Name will be “frozen” until a hearing or adjudication on the matter has been finalised. Only the Administrator is able to lock and unlock a Domain Name.
5.20. The Registrant indemnifies us against any loss or damage that we may suffer arising from us preventing either party from accessing or performing Domain Name updates through konsoleH.
5.21. You are able to transfer your Domain Name to another Registrar at any time other than during the grace period.
5.22. If you want to do so, a specific process has to be followed. This process has been laid down by the Administrator in the Administrator Policies.
5.23. Upon applying to change the Registrar information for a Domain Name through the registry system, the gaining Registrar will commence a Registrar Change Process, which will ultimately result in the proposed changes being implemented.
The Table below illustrates the voting outcome when you request your Domain Name to be transferred to another Registrar. The Administrator (Registry) will send the Registrant and the losing Registrar an email which requires a vote to complete the transfer process. The various outcomes are demonstrated in the table below according to the voting actions. For example should both the Registrant and the losing Registrar vote Yes (Y) then the transfer will take place immediately.
|“Y” – Authorise Transfer||“#” – Do Nothing||“N” – Decline Transfer|
|2||Y||N||Transfer on expiry of pending transfer period (5 days)|
|3||Y||#||Transfer on expiry of pending transfer period (5 days)|
|5||N||N||Reject Transfer on expiry of pending transfer period (5 days)|
|6||N||#||Reject Transfer on expiry of pending transfer period (5 days)|
|8||#||N||Reject Transfer on expiry of pending transfer period (5 days)|
|9||#||#||Reject Transfer on expiry of pending transfer period (5 days)|
5.24. A Domain Name can be cancelled at any time other than during a grace period.
5.25. Initiating a Domain Name cancellation request will result in the Domain Name being suspended and ultimately deleted from the Registry.
5.26. Once initiated, a period of five consecutive days must run (the “pending suspension” period) whereafter the status of the Domain Name will automatically change to the “pending deletion” period which will run for another five consecutive days. At the end of the pending deletion period the Domain Name will automatically be deleted and revert back into the pool of available Domain Names. Domain Names that have been deleted from the Registry database cannot be reinstated.
5.27. The Pending Suspension and Pending Deletion periods are a fixed system parameter instituted by the Administrator and cannot be modified by us.
5.28. We will give you a renewal reminder by email within 66 days prior to the renewal date of your Domain Name.
5.29. If you do not want to renew the Domain Name, you must give notice by clicking on the link in the renewal reminder email. This will automatically instruct us not to renew the Domain Name. This notice must be given at least 33 Business Days prior to the domain name renewal date.
5.30. If you do not give the required notice (this can be done by clicking on the link sent in the renewal reminder email, terminating the domain via the konsoleH control panel or by emailing us directly) we will automatically renew the Domain Name and a renewal fee will be added to your next invoice.
5.31. If you fail to pay us any cost or charge relating to the registration, renewal, update, change, or administration of any Domain Name, we may:
5.32. If the Domain Service is terminated for any reason, we may, without incurring any liability, notify the relevant Registrar or Registry of the termination and instruct the Registrar or Registry to remove us or any of our systems as the host of the Domain Name even if no replacement is available.
5.33. If any of the Registrars or Registries amend, suspend or terminate its provision of a Domain Service or any other aspect of its services upon which we depend for the provision of the Domain Service to you, we will try to ensure the continuance of the Domain Service. If we are unable to ensure the continuance under any circumstances, we will not be liable to you or any other third party for any loss or damages (as contemplated in our Terms of Service) you or any third party may suffer arising from, or in any way relating to, the termination of the Domain Services.
5.34. Various alternate dispute resolution mechanisms apply for Domain Names registered globally. These include:
5.35. Disputes between you and any third party about registration or use of any Domain Name registration may be brought under any available alternate dispute resolution mechanisms, Court, or Arbitration Tribunal.
5.36. We will not participate in any way in a dispute between you and a third party. If you involve us in any dispute, you indemnify us against any loss or damage that we may suffer or expense that we may incur (including legal costs we incur on the attorney and own client scale and you will be liable to pay our attorney’s fees).
5.37. Note that the Domain Name will be ‘”frozen” until a hearing or adjudication on the matter has been finalised. Locked Domain Names, although not removed from the zone file, will not be able to be updated, cancelled, reinstated or released until they are unlocked.
6.1. We offer third party services.
6.2. While we make every effort to select reliable vendors, maintain relationships and hold them accountable to ensure a reliable service on behalf of our Customers, we do not control and are not responsible for those services and you use those third party services at your own risk.
6.3. We will not be liable for any loss or damage you have suffered as a result of your use of such third party services including any interruption or unavailability of the third party services.
7.1. Resellers are responsible for supporting their clients. We don’t provide support to our Reseller’s clients. If a Reseller’s client contacts us, we reserve the right to place the client’s services on hold until the reseller can assume their responsibility for their client. All support requests must be made by the Reseller on their clients’ behalf for security purposes. We reserve the right to terminate your Service with Hetzner if you fail to provide adequate first line support to your clients.
7.2. As a Reseller, you recognise that Hetzner is ultimately responsible for the provision of the Service. Under certain circumstances Hetzner may be compelled to deal directly with your client. This may happen for example where:
7.4. You agree not to publish or distribute any advertising material or make any public or press statements regarding Hetzner or our Services without prior written consent from Hetzner. In order to obtain written consent, please email email@example.com.
7.5. You may not make use of the Hetzner logo or product imagery in any manner without prior written consent. In order to obtain written consent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7.6. As a Reseller you have access to our konsoleH Control Panel in order to manage settings, including, but not limited to the renewal of the Services, email settings as well as the ability to view and manage domain names and run reports. Under no circumstances are you allowed to customise, re-brand or in any way modify konsoleH for your own use. You must only provide access to employees and clients, authorised by yourself (“Authorised Users”) to have access to konsoleH. As a Reseller, you are responsible for all access to konsoleH by your Authorised Users and for any actions taken by any of the Authorised Users.
7.7. We reserve the right to take whatever action we feel necessary at any time to preserve the security and reliable operation of our infrastructure and you undertake that you will not do or permit anything to be done which will compromise Hetzner’s security.
7.8. You authorise Hetzner to act on any instruction given by or purporting to originate from yourself or your client, even if it transpires that Hetzner, yourself and your client have been defrauded by someone else, unless you or your client has notified Hetzner prior to Hetzner acting on a fraudulent instruction.
7.9. You are solely responsible for processing all billing for your clients and for all debt collection relating to your clients.
7.10. All fees will be payable to Hetzner as soon as they become due.
7.11. In the event of a dispute arising between the parties, you are obliged to continue paying the Service Fees as and when they become due and payable in terms of the Agreement.
7.12. You unconditionally and irrevocably indemnify Hetzner and agree to hold Hetzner free from and harmless against all losses suffered or incurred by Hetzner as a direct or indirect result of your or your client’s use of the Services, or any downtime, outage, interruption in or unavailability of the Services.
8.1. We may offer Beta Services to you, and we will determine the availability, features, components and Trial Period for the Beta Services. You may access and use the Beta Services solely as permitted by this clause.
8.2. If you use the Beta Services, we may request feedback relating to your access, use, or testing of the Beta Services, including observations or information regarding the performance, features and functionality of the Beta Services.
8.3. You must comply with our Acceptable Use Policy when you use the Beta Services, and the Beta Services may not be:
8.4. In addition to the above, you must not:
8.5. We may suspend or terminate your access to or use of the Beta Services at any time and for any reason. We may notify you if your use of the Beta Services has been suspended or terminated. We may cease offering the Beta Services at any time in our sole discretion.
8.6. Once the Trial Period is complete, you may lose access to the Beta Services, unless we incorporate the features of the Beta Services into the Services we provide. Additionally, you must return or destroy all copies of documentation and confidential information related to the Beta Services.
8.7. If we release a generally available version of the Beta Services, your access to and use of the generally available version will be subject to the section of the Specific Terms as may be specified for that generally available Service.
8.8. We may collect data from the Beta Services and use it to improve or enhance any of our existing Services. This data will be in a de-identified form and will be used to enhance or improve the Beta Services and any other products and services.
8.10. The Beta Services are provided “as is” and “as available”. No warranty of any kind is given, whether express or implied, including warranties of merchantability, title, or non-infringement, except where such warranty is specifically required by law.
8.11. You indemnify us and hold us harmless against any loss or damage that you may suffer (or any action against us) as a result of: