Terms Of Service

SlothHost Terms of Service (Updated 04/25/2020)

Definitions and Clauses


SlothHost, LLC (“SlothHost”) agrees to furnish services to the Subscriber, subject to the following (“Terms of Service”).

SlothHost, LLC, the company hereafter referred to as, (“SlothHost”), any of its subsidiaries, (“Us”), (“We”) and The Client, (“Customer”), (“Client”) and (“You”).

SlothHost.com, the website of aforementioned company, will be referenced as “Site”.

Use of SlothHost Service constitutes acceptance and agreement to AUP (“Acceptable Use Policy”) and ToS (“Terms of Service”).

All provisions of this contract are subject to change from time to time at the discretion of SlothHost without notice. Subscriber understands that change to the ToS by SlothHost shall not be grounds for early contract termination or non-payment.

By accepting these terms you indicate that you also agree to the Minecraft End User License Agreement.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL OF THESE TERMS OF USE, THEN YOU ARE EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED FROM USING THE SITE AND YOU MUST DISCONTINUE USE IMMEDIATELY.

The Site is intended for users who are at least 18 years old. Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to use or register for the Site.

Piracy, the term used and defined as the act of stealing computer software that is protected under law. SlothHost adds to this definition of the usage of pirated clients seeking connection to our servers.

User Representations


By using the Site, you represent and warrant that: (1) all registration information you submit will be true, accurate, current, and complete; (2) you will maintain the accuracy of such information and promptly update such registration information as necessary; (3) you have the legal capacity and you agree to comply with these Terms of Use; (4) you are not a minor in the jurisdiction in which you reside; (5) you will not access the Site through automated or non-human means, whether through a bot, script or otherwise; (6) you will not use the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose; and (7) your use of the Site will not violate any applicable law or regulation.

If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof).

User Registration


You may be required to register with the Site. You agree to keep your password confidential and will be responsible for all use of your account and password. We reserve the right to remove, reclaim, or change a username you select if we determine, in our sole discretion, that such username is inappropriate, obscene, or otherwise objectionable.

Support


Official SlothHost support may only be done via official channels, such as our Ticketing System, Official Discord server, and via Twitter Private Messages. SlothHost reserves the right to deny support to users that promote piracy, threats, violations of Minecraft EULA, and others. SlothHost may bar you from accessing support channels, and may offer a involuntary termination of services.

SlothHost officially only offers support in English.

Disputes, Payments, and Refusal of Service

We accept the following forms of payment:

  • PayPal
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express

Servers are eligible for full refunds within seventy-two (72) hours of the creation of the server in our database. This point is not marked by the time at which your initial payment is processed and may differ by several hours or days. Refunds are subject to a "refund fee" if SlothHost staff agree. All completed server upgrade orders are final and not refundable. In agreeing to this Terms of Service you affirm that your order begins within a 7 day “cooling-off” period, and we reserve the right to charge for the time utilized on your service prior to your cancellation.

The Company attempts to run a transaction against your stored payment method, or subscription ten (10) business days before the invoice due date. 

We refuse the right to disallow services from any individual. Refusal of services is based on company decisions, and information from 3rd parties may help us with this decision.

We may require additional information in order to process any refunds. After receiving a refund request, we will reach out via e-mail to confirm. If a confirmation is not received, we are not responsible for any subsequent charges or late issuance of the refund.

Cancellations


The client will have the option to specify an immediate service cancellation or a cancellation at the end of the billing period for the service in question. Immediate cancellations are permanent and cannot be aborted. Immediate cancellations will be terminated immediately and all data will be destroyed. A cancellation request does not guarantee a refund – a refund must be explicitly requested and is subject to our Refunds and Disputes policies.

Service cancellations must be placed via the Request Cancellation area in our Billing Panel. Cancellation requests may also be submitted to [email protected] via the email address registered to your SlothHost account, or via our Discord server.

Billing, Late Fees, and Collections


An invoice will be added to your account 14 days before your server is set to be renewed. You will receive an email reminding you to pay your invoice 7 days prior to the due date. After your invoice is overdue by 1 day your server will be suspended and your service will be considered expired. You will then also be reminded via email of your service being overdue on day 3 and day 6 after the invoices due date. Seven days after your service has expired your service will be terminated and all data will be destroyed.

All late payments may be subject to a $3.00 USD fee.

Refusal of payment from clients in a contractual agreement with terms longer than three months may be subject to collection attempts.

Disclaimer


THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN AS-IS AND AS-AVAILABLE BASIS. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND OUR SERVICES WILL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE SITE AND WE WILL ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (1) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT AND MATERIALS, (2) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, (3) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (4) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SITE, (5) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (6) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT AND MATERIALS OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SITE. WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SITE, ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, OR ANY WEBSITE OR MOBILE APPLICATION FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.

Limitations of Liability


IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT, LOST REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO US DURING THE SIX (6) MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS

Binding Arbitration

If the Parties are unable to resolve a Dispute through informal negotiations, the Dispute (except those Disputes expressly excluded below) will be finally and exclusively resolved by binding arbitration. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WITHOUT THIS PROVISION, YOU WOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL. The arbitration shall be commenced and conducted under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and, where appropriate, the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (“AAA Consumer Rules”), both of which are available at the AAA website www.adr.org. Your arbitration fees and your share of arbitrator compensation shall be governed by the AAA Consumer Rules and, where appropriate, limited by the AAA Consumer Rules. The arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone, or online. The arbitrator will make a decision in writing, but need not provide a statement of reasons unless requested by either Party. The arbitrator must follow applicable law, and any award may be challenged if the arbitrator fails to do so. Except where otherwise required by the applicable AAA rules or applicable law, the arbitration will take place in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Except as otherwise provided herein, the Parties may litigate in court to compel arbitration, stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate, or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.
 
If for any reason, a Dispute proceeds in court rather than arbitration, the Dispute shall be commenced or prosecuted in the state and federal courts located in Hennepin County, Minnesota, and the Parties hereby consent to, and waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction, and forum non conveniens with respect to venue and jurisdiction in such state and federal courts. Application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act (UCITA) are excluded from these Terms of Use.    
 
In no event shall any Dispute brought by either Party related in any way to the Site be commenced more than one (1) years after the cause of action arose. If this provision is found to be illegal or unenforceable, then neither Party will elect to arbitrate any Dispute falling within that portion of this provision found to be illegal or unenforceable and such Dispute shall be decided by a court of competent jurisdiction within the courts listed for jurisdiction above, and the Parties agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of that court.

Governing Law


These Terms of Use and your use of the Site are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota applicable to agreements made and to be entirely performed within the State of Minnesota, without regard to its conflict of law principles. The Terms of USe and your use of the Site are also governed by and construed in accordance with the Coutny of Hennepin, Minnesota, and the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Prohibited Activities


You may not access or use the Site for any purpose other than that for which we make the Site available. The Site may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by us.  

As a user of the Site, you agree not to:

1.  Systematically retrieve data or other content from the Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without written permission from us.
2.  Make any unauthorized use of the Site, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email, or creating user accounts by automated means or under false pretenses.
3.  Use the Site to advertise or offer to sell goods and services.
4.  Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Site, including features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on the use of the Site and/or the Content contained therein.
5.  Engage in unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site.
6.  Trick, defraud, or mislead us and other users, especially in any attempt to learn sensitive account information such as user passwords.
7.  Make improper use of our support services or submit false reports of abuse or misconduct.
8.  Sell or otherwise transfer your profile.
9.  Attempt to impersonate another user or person or use the username of another user.
10.  Interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Site or the networks or services connected to the Site.
11.  Engage in any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to send comments or messages, or using any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
12.  Copy or adapt the Site’s software, including but not limited to Flash, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, or other code.
13.  Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) viruses, Trojan horses, or other material, including excessive use of capital letters and spamming (continuous posting of repetitive text), that interferes with any party’s uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the Site or modifies, impairs, disrupts, alters, or interferes with the use, features, functions, operation, or maintenance of the Site.
14.  Except as may be the result of standard search engine or Internet browser usage, use, launch, develop, or distribute any automated system, including without limitation, any spider, robot, cheat utility, scraper, or offline reader that accesses the Site, or using or launching any unauthorized script or other software.
15.  Use the Site in a manner inconsistent with any applicable laws or regulations.
16.  Disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site.
17.  Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism, including without limitation, clear graphics interchange formats (“gifs”), 1×1 pixels, web bugs, cookies, or other similar devices (sometimes referred to as “spyware” or “passive collection mechanisms” or “pcms”).
18.  Decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Site.
19.  Harass, annoy, intimidate, or threaten any of our employees or agents engaged in providing any portion of the Site to you.
20.  Attempt to bypass any measures of the Site designed to prevent or restrict access to the Site, or any portion of the Site.
21.  Delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notice from any Content.
22.  Use the Site as part of any effort to compete with us or otherwise use the Site and/or the Content for any revenue-generating endeavor or commercial enterprise.
23.  Use any information obtained from the Site in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person.

Califorina Users and Residents


If any complaint with us is not satisfactorily resolved, you can contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, California 95834 or by telephone at (800) 952-5210 or (916) 445-1254.

Miscellaneous


These Terms of Use and any policies or operating rules posted by us on the Site or in respect to the Site constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and us. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms of Use operate to the fullest extent permissible by law. We may assign any or all of our rights and obligations to others at any time. We shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, delay, or failure to act caused by any cause beyond our reasonable control. If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms of Use is determined to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from these Terms of Use and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. There is no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship created between you and us as a result of these Terms of Use or use of the Site. You agree that these Terms of Use will not be construed against us by virtue of having drafted them. You hereby waive any and all defenses you may have based on the electronic form of these Terms of Use and the lack of signing by the parties hereto to execute these Terms of Use.

 


 

Acceptable Use Policy

 

1.) Illegal Use

SlothHost services may not be used for illegal purposes or in support of illegal activities.

SlothHost reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrong doing.

 

2.) Threats

Use of the SlothHost services to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise sharing) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property is strictly forbidden.

 

3.) Harassment

Use of the SlothHost services to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that harasses another is strictly forbidden.

 

4.) Forgery or Impersonation

Adding, removing or modifying identifying network header information in an effort to deceive or mislead is prohibited. Attempting to impersonate any person by using forged headers or other identifying information is prohibited. The use of anonymous remailers or nicknames does not constitute impersonation.

 

5.) Fraudulent Activity

Use of SlothHost service to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services, or to advance any type of financial scam such as “pyramid schemes” and “chain letters” is forbidden.

 

6.) Unauthorized access

Use of the SlothHost service to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of SlothHost or another entity’s computer software or hardware, electronic communications system, or telecommunications system, whether or not the intrusion results in the corruption or loss of data, is expressly prohibited and the offending SlothHost account is subject to immediate termination and further investigation.

 

7.) Network disruptions and unfriendly activity

Use of the SlothHost service for any activity which affects the ability of other people or systems to use SlothHost Services or the Internet is forbidden. This includes “Denial of Service” (DoS) attacks against another network host or individual user. Interference with or disruption of other network users, services or equipment is prohibited. It is the Member’s responsibility to ensure that their network is configured in a secure manner. A Subscriber may not, through action or inaction, allow others to use their network for illegal or inappropriate actions. A Subscriber may not permit their network, through action or inaction, to be configured in such a way that gives a third party the capability to use their network in an illegal or inappropriate manner. Unauthorized entry and/or use of another company and/or individual’s computer system will result in immediate account termination. SlothHost will not tolerate any subscriber attempting to access the accounts of others, or penetrate security measures of other systems, whether or not the intrusion results in corruption or loss of data.

 

8.) Fraud

Fraud involves a knowing misrepresentation or misleading statement, writing or activity made with the intent that the person receiving it will act upon it. Fraud is strictly prohibited and offenses will be investigated.

 

9.) Third-party Links, Sites and Services

Our Products may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, services, special offers, or other events or activities that are not owned or controlled by SlothHost. We do not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party sites, information, materials, products, or services. If you access any third party website, service, or content from SlothHost, you do so at your own risk and you agree that SlothHost will have no liability arising from your use of or access to any third-party website, service, or content.

 

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