Legal Agreements and Policies
Terms of Service
IMPORTANT NOTICE: *All Payments To Media Giant Design Are Non-Refundable*
Media Giant Design (“The Company”) agrees to furnish services to the Subscriber, subject to the following TOS (Terms of Service).
Use of Media Giant Design Service constitutes acceptance and agreement to Media Giant Design’s AUP as well as Media Giant Design’s TOS (Terms of Service).
All provisions of this contract are subject to the TOS (Terms of Service) of Media Giant Design, LLC. and AUP (Acceptable Use Policy). The AUP may be changed from time to time at the discretion of the Company. Subscriber understands that change to the AUP by the Company shall not be grounds for early contract termination or non-payment.
This Agreement shall be construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of the state of Florida, county of Saint Lucie County and Miami-Dade County applicable to contracts enforceable in that state. In the event of any dispute or litigation. The venue will be Saint Lucie County, Florida.
1. Disclosure to Law Enforcement:
The AUP specifically prohibits the use of our service for illegal activities. Therefore, Subscriber agrees that the Company may disclose any and all subscriber information including assigned IP numbers, account history, account use, etc. to any law enforcement agent who makes a written request without further consent or notification to the Subscriber. In addition Media Giant Design shall have the right to terminate all service set forth in this Agreement.
2. Service Rates:
Subscriber acknowledges that the nature of the service furnished and the initial rates and charges have been communicated to Subscriber. All rates communicated on the website are recurring charges if not otherwise stated. The Company keeps the right to prospectively change the specified rates and charges from time to time. The promotional offer is contingent upon Company achieving and maintaining its cost of service goals including but not limited to rates charged to company by its suppliers.
Establishment of this service is dependent upon receipt by the Company of payment of stated charges. Subscriber is aware that all services with recurring charges are automatically renewed. Subsequent payments are due on the anniversary date of the month for that month’s service (same holds for quarterly and annual subscriptions). The above applies to all accounts and services provided by Media Giant Design.
4. Payments and Fees:
Credit cards that are declined for any reason are subject to a $10.00 declination fee. Service will be interrupted on accounts that reach 7 days past due. Service interrupted for nonpayment is subject to a $50 reconnect charge. Accounts not paid by due date are subject to disconnect within 7 days. Accounts that are not collectable by Media Giant Design will be turned over to an outside collection agency for collection. If your account is turned over for collection, you agree to pay the company a “Processing and Collection” Fee of not less than $50 nor more than $100. If you desire to cancel your account, please follow the proper procedure to do this as outlined in this TOS.
5. Refund and Disputes:
All payments to Media Giant Design, LLC. are non refundable. This includes the one time setup fee and subsequent charges regardless of usage. All overcharges or billing disputes must be reported within 30 days of the time the dispute occurred. If you dispute a charge to your credit card issuer that, in Media Giant Design’s sole discretion is a valid charge under the provisions of the TOS and /or AUP, you agree to pay Media Giant Design an “Administrative Fee” of not less than $50 and not more than $100.
6. Failure to Pay:
The Company may temporarily deny service or terminate this Agreement upon the failure of Subscriber to pay charges when due. Such termination or denial will not relieve Subscriber of responsibility for the payment of all accrued charges, plus reasonable interest and any collection fees.
7. Account Cancellation:
Account cancellations must be received 30 days prior to the expiration of the current service term. Requests for canceling accounts must be made by completing the cancellation procedures.
Detailed instructions to request a cancellation:
– Login to your Client Area https://www.mediagiantdesign.com/accounts/clientarea.php
– Click on My Product & Services
– Choose the service that you wish to cancel and click View Details
– On the bottom of the page click Request Cancellation
– Please provide us with a brief reason for cancelling your service with us and click Request Cancellation
After a cancellation request has been received, the request we will be reviewed and a confirmation or further information will be sent within 2 business days.
8. Subscriber acknowledges that the service provided is of such a nature that service can be interrupted for many reasons other than the negligence of the company and that damages resulting from any interruption of service are difficult to ascertain. Therefore, subscriber agrees that the company shall not be liable for any damages arising from such causes beyond the direct and exclusive control of the company. Subscriber further acknowledges that the company’s liability for its own negligence may not in any event exceed an amount equivalent to charges payable by subscriber for services during the period damages occurred. In no event shall the company be liable for any special or consequential damages, loss or injury.
9. New Domain Accounts:
All new web hosting accounts involving new domains will be set up and entered into our DNS servers within 3 to 5 business days. Due to unforeseen complications, however, this process may sometimes require up to 7 business days. If the new domain is registered by the account holder, there will be no handling fee. If the domain is registered by Media Giant Design, LLC. on behalf of the account holder a handling fee will be incurred.
10. Transfer of Domains:
New web hosting accounts which involve the transfer of a domain from another provider to Media Giant Design, LLC. will require a minimum of seven (7) days to be set up and entered into our DNS servers. In some cases, such transfers may take up to sixty (60) days. Due to the unpredictable nature of the transfer process, no guarantees are made regarding the amount of time a specific transfer may take. If the transfer of the domain is done by Media Giant Design, LLC. on behalf of the account holder a handling fee will be incurred. If the customer cancels service during the transfer period for any reason, all charges are considered earned.
11. Support Boundaries:
Media Giant Design, provides 24 x 7 technical support to our subscribers. We limit our technical support to our area of expertise. The following is our guidelines when providing support:
1. Media Giant Design provides support related to your server or virtual site physical functioning.
2. Media Giant Design does not offer tech support for application specific issues such as cgi programming, html or any other such issue.
3. Media Giant Design does not provide technical support for YOUR customers.
If you can email, we encourage you to email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. If you are able to get online and have other questions, the answers may be on our home page at https://www.mediagiantdesign.com – we encourage you to check there first.
Lastly, the Help files in the program you are using may have the answer to your question so please do investigate these resources before calling tech support.
12. SPAM and Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE):
Media Giant Design takes a zero tolerance approach to the sending of Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE) or SPAM over our network. Very simply this means that customers of Media Giant Design may not use or permit others to use our network to transact in UCE. Customers of Media Giant Design may not host, or permit hosting of, sites or information that is advertised by UCE from other networks. Violations of this policy carry severe penalties, including termination of service.
a. Violation of Media Giant Design’s SPAM policy will result in severe penalties. Upon notification of an alleged violation of our SPAM policy, Media Giant Design will initiate an immediate investigation (within 48 hours of notification). During the investigation, Media Giant Design may restrict customer access to the network to prevent further violations. If a customer is found to be in violation of our SPAM policy, Media Giant Design may, at its sole discretion, restrict, suspend or terminate customer’s account. Further, Media Giant Design reserves the right to pursue civil remedies for any costs associated with the investigation of a substantiated policy violation. Media Giant Design will notify law enforcement officials if the violation is believed to be a criminal offense.
b. First violations of this policy will result in an “Administrative Fee” of $250 and your account will be reviewed for possible immediate termination. A second violation will result in an “Administrative Fee” of $500 and immediate termination of your account. Users who violate this policy agree that in addition to these “Administrative” penalties, they will pay “Research Fees” not to exceed $175 per hour that Media Giant Design personnel must spend to investigate the matter. PLEASE, DO NOT SPAM from your account.
c. As our Customers are ultimately responsible for the actions of their clients over the Media Giant Design network, it is advisable that Customers develop a similar, or stricter, policy for their clients.
BEGINNING IMMEDIATELY, anyone hosting websites or services on their server that support spammers or cause any of our IP space to be listed in any of the various Spam Databases will have their server immediately removed from our network. The server will not be reconnected until such time that you agree to remove ANY and ALL traces of the offending material immediately upon reconnection and agree to allow us access to the server to confirm that all material has been COMPLETELY removed. Severe violations may result in immediate and permanent removal of the server from our network without notice to the customer. Any server guilty of a second violation WILL be immediately and permanently removed from our network without notice.
a. IP Address Ownership:
If Media Giant Design assigns Customer an Internet Protocol address for Customer’s use, the right to use that Internet Protocol address shall belong only to Media Giant Design, and Customer shall have no right to use that Internet Protocol address except as permitted by Media Giant Design in its sole discretion in connection with the Services, during the term of this Agreement. Media Giant Design shall maintain and control ownership of all Internet Protocol numbers and addresses that may be assigned to Customer by Media Giant Design, and Media Giant Design reserves the right to change or remove any and all such Internet Protocol numbers and addresses, in its sole and absolute discretion. Our allocation of IP addresses is limited by ARIN’s new policies. These new policies state that use of IP addresses for IP based virtual hosts will not be accepted as justification for new IP addresses. What this means to you is that you MUST use name-based hosting where possible. We will periodically review IP address usage, and if we find that clients are using IP addresses where name-based hosting could be used, we will revoke authorization to use those IP addresses that could be used with name-based hosting.
b. Bandwidth and Disk Usage:
Customer agrees that bandwidth and disk usage shall not exceed the number of megabytes per month for the Services ordered by Customer on the Order Form (the “Agreed Usage”). Media Giant Design will monitor Customer’s bandwidth and disk usage. Media Giant Design shall have the right to take corrective action if Customer’s bandwidth or disk usage exceeds the Agreed Usage. Such corrective action may include the assessment of additional charges, disconnection or discontinuance of any and all Services, or termination of this Agreement, which actions may be taken is in Media Giant Design’s sole and absolute discretion. If Media Giant Design takes any corrective action under this section, Customer shall not be entitled to a refund of any fees paid in advance prior to such action. In the event that a customer exceeds the included allocation, Media Giant Design may, at its sole discretion, collect a deposit, in an amount determined by Media Giant Design, against customer’s credit card on file with Media Giant Design.
c. System and Network Security:
Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Media Giant Design Network. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Media Giant Design will investigate occurrences, which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting Users who are involved in such violations. These violations include, without limitation:
i. Accessing data not intended for such User or logging into a server or account, which such User is not authorized to access.
ii. Attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization.
iii. Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of overloading, “flooding”, “mail bombing” or “crashing”.
iv. Forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting.
v. Taking any action in order to obtain services to which such User is not entitled.
14. Notification of Violation:
a. Media Giant Design is under no duty to look at each customer’s or user’s activities to determine if a violation of the AUP has occurred, nor do we assume any responsibility through our AUP to monitor or police Internet-related activities.
b. First violation: Any User, which Media Giant Design determines to have violated any element of this Acceptable Use Policy, shall receive an email, warning them of the violation. The service may be subject at Media Giant Design’s discretion to a temporary suspension pending a User’s agreement in writing, to refrain from any further violations.
c. Second Violation:
Users that Media Giant Design determines to have committed a second violation of any element of this Acceptable Use Policy shall be subject to immediate suspension or termination of service without further notice.
d. We reserve the right, to drop the section of IP space involved in Spam or Denial-of-Service complaints if it is clear that the offending activity is causing great harm to parties on the Internet. In particular, if open relays are on your network or a customer’s network, or if denial of service attacks are originating from your network. In certain rare cases, we may have to do this before attempting to contact you. If we do this, we will contact you as soon as is feasible.
15. Suspension of Service or Cancellation:
Media Giant Design reserves the right to suspend network access to any customer if in the judgment of the Media Giant Design network administrators the customer’s server is the source or target of the violation of any of the other terms of the AUP or for any other reason which Media Giant Design chooses. If inappropriate activity is detected, all accounts of the Customer in question will be deactivated until an investigation is complete. Prior notification to the Customer is not assured. In extreme cases, law enforcement will be contacted regarding the activity. The customer will not be credited for the time the customer’s machines were suspended.
17. Indemnification: Media Giant Design wishes to emphasize that in agreeing to the Media Giant Design Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and Terms of Service (ToS), customer indemnifies Media Giant Design for any violation of the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and Terms of Service (ToS) that results in loss to Media Giant Design or the bringing of any claim against Media Giant Design by any third-party. This means that if Media Giant Design is sued because of a customer’s or a customer of a customer’s activity, the customer will pay any damages awarded against Media Giant Design, plus all costs and attorney’s fees.
18. Miscellaneous Provisions:
You must provide us with, and keep current, good contact information for you. E-mail, fax, and telephone contacts are used, in that order of preference.
a. A waiver by the Company of any breach of any provision of this Agreement by Subscriber shall not operate as or be construed as a continuing or subsequent waiver thereof or as a waiver of any breach of any other provision thereof.
b. Subscriber shall not transfer or assign this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Company. Company may assign Agreement at anytime without consent from or notice to Subscriber. Company reserves right to cancel customers rights under this contract at anytime without further obligation.
c. Media Giant Design takes no responsibility for any material input by others and not posted to the Media Giant Design Network by Media Giant Design. Media Giant Design is not responsible for the content of any other websites linked to the Media Giant Design Network; links are provided as Internet navigation tools only. Media Giant Design disclaims any responsibility for any such inappropriate use and any liability to any person or party for any other person or party’s violation of this policy.
d. Media Giant Design is not responsible for any damages your business may suffer. Media Giant Design does not make implied or written warranties for any of our services. Media Giant Design denies any warranty or merchantability for a specific purpose. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, wrong delivery, and any and all service interruptions caused by Media Giant Design.
19. Responsibility for Content:
You, as Media Giant Design’s customer, are solely responsible for the content stored on and served by your Media Giant Design server.
20. Service fee
A service fee applies to certain Media Giant Design products and services. These charges have been implemented on us by service utilities and other control organizations. The service fees are not subject to change.
21. Mailing List
When signing up for any of our Media Giant Design solutions you automatically join our mailing list and your contact details become part of Media Giant Design’s mailing list database. That database enables us to send you information about company news, package availability or special promotions.
Only Media Giant Design has rights to the database. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your contact details remain confidential at all times. Positively Media Giant Design will not provide your details to any third party.
On request, Media Giant Design will provide you with a copy of your contact details. You may at any time ask us to update or remove your contact details from our database.
22. Managed Backup over-usage
To assure that customer’s data is backed up properly under the managed backup service, Media Giant Design takes the right to add additional backup space and bill the customer accordingly. This occurs only after the customer exceeds the ordered backup space and numerous notification have been sent to the customer.