Avay Technology Service Level Agreement (SLA)
1. Coverage and Terminology
This Service Level Agreement (SLA) applies to you ("customer") if you currently hold an account with any of the Shared Web Hosting services from www.AvayTechnology.com (the "Services") and your account is current (i.e., not past due) with www.AvayTechnology.com.
As used herein, the term "Web Site Availability" means the percentage of a particular month (based on 24-hour days for the number of days in the subject month) that the content of customer's Web site is available for access by third parties via HTTP and/or HTTPS, as measured by www.AvayTechnology.com.
2. Service Level
www.AvayTechnology.com aims to achieve 100% Web Site Availability for all customers.
Except under the conditions mentioned in the next section below, if the Web Site Availability of customer's Web site is less than 100%, www.AvayTechnology.com will issue a credit to customer according to the following table:
Credit % will be calculated based on the monthly charge paid for the Service.
|Web Site Availability||Total Downtime in 30 days||Credit Percentage|
|99.9 to 100%||0 to 43.2 minutes||0%|
|98% to 99.8%||43.2 minutes to 14.24 hours||10%|
|95% to 97.9%||14.24 hours to 36 hours||25%|
|90% to 94.9%||36 hours to 72 hours||50%|
|89.9% or Below||More Than 72 hours||100%|
3. Maintenance Procedure
a. Avay Technology will do its best to announce any scheduled maintenance at least 24 hours ahead of time to the customer.
b. Avay Technology reserves the right to perform emergency maintenance without any prior notification, should it be deemed necessary to protect and maintain the security and integrity of the Service.
Customer shall not receive any credits under this SLA in connection with any failure or deficiency of Web Site Availability caused by or associated with:
a. Circumstances beyond Avay Technology's reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of any governmental body, war, insurrection, sabotage, armed conflict, embargo, fire, flood, strike or other labor disturbance, interruption of or delay in transportation, unavailability of or interruption or delay in telecommunications or third party services, virus attacks or hackers, failure of third party software (including, without limitation, ecommerce software, payment gateways, chat, statistics or free scripts) or inability to obtain raw materials, supplies, or power used in or equipment needed for provision of this SLA;
b. Failure of access circuits to the Avay Technology's Network or it's upstream providers, unless such failure is caused solely by Avay Technology;
c. Scheduled maintenance and emergency maintenance and upgrades;
d. DNS issues outside the direct control of AvayTechnology.com;
e. Issues with FTP, POP, IMAP, or SMTP customer access;
f. False SLA breaches reported as a result of outages or errors of any Avay Technology's measurement system;
g. Customer's acts or omissions (or acts or omissions of others engaged or authorized by customer), including, without limitation, custom scripting or coding (e.g., CGI, Perl, HTML, ASP, etc), any negligence, willful misconduct, or use of the Services in breach of Avay Technology's Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy;
h. E-mail or Webmail delivery and transmission;
i. DNS (Domain Name Server) Propagation.
j. Outages elsewhere on the Internet that hinder access to your account. Avay Technology is not responsible for browser or DNS caching that may make your site appear inaccessible when others can still access it. Avay Technology will guarantee only those areas considered under the control of Avay Technology: www.AvayTechnology.com server links to the Internet, and Avay Technology's servers.
5. Credit Request and Payment Procedures
In order to receive a credit, customer must make a request by sending an email to support@AvayTechnology.com. Each request in connection with this SLA must include customer's account name (per customer's control panel login) and the dates and times of the unavailability of customer's Web site and must be received by Avay Technology within ten (10) business days after customer's Web Site was not available. If the unavailability is confirmed by Avay Technology, credits will be applied within two billing cycles after Avay Technology's receipt of customer's credit request. Credits are not refundable and can be used only towards future billing charges.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the total amount credited to customer in a particular month under this SLA shall not exceed the total hosting fee paid by customer for such month for the affected Services. Credits are exclusive of any applicable taxes charged to customer or collected by Avay Technology and are customer's sole and exclusive remedy with respect to any failure or deficiency in the Web Site Availability of customer's Web site.
Additional Terms of Service
Also included in the Avay Technology terms of service are the below 4 items. The below 4 items form the Avay Technology terms of service in its entirety and are to be considered as an extension of this page which you agree to abide by, regardless of whether you have read them or not.