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Terms Of Service Agreement (TOS)

QDAR LIMITED trading as ArchsiteStudio issues this document.
The company shall be known throughout this document as ArchsiteStudio or the Supplier.

The person who places the order for ArchsiteStudio services and whose name and address appear on the order form shall be know throughout this document as the Customer.

This Agreement applies only to Services that have been purchased for a fee. In the case of free offers and free trial periods, this Agreement becomes effective after the end of the 'free' period. During the trial period, our Standard Agreement for Free Services applies.

This document is to be read in conjunction with our End User License Agreement (EULA) relating to any Software application accessed by the Customer on our servers.

1 DEFINITIONS

1.1 In this Agreement the following words and expressions shall have the following meanings

1.1.1 "downtime" means any service interruption in the availability of the Website to visitors

1.1.2 "intellectual property rights" means patents, trade marks, design rights applications for any of the foregoing, copyright, topography rights database rights, rights in know-how, trade or business names and other similar rights or obligations, whether registrable or not in any country.

1.1.3 "IP address" stands for internet protocol address which is the numeric address for the server.

1.1.4 "ISP" stands for internet service provider.

1.1.5 "server" means the computer server equipment operated by the Supplier in connection with the provision of the Services.

1.1.6 "the Services" means web hosting, email and any other services or facilities provided by the Supplier.

1.1.7 "spam" means sending unsolicited and/or bulk emails.

1.1.8 "virus" means a computer programme that copies itself or is copied to other storage media, including without limitation magnetic tape cassettes, memory chips, electronic cartridges, optical discs and magnetic discs, and destroys, alters or corrupts data, causes damage to the userís files or creates a nuisance or annoyance to the user and includes without limitation computer programs commonly referred to as "worms" or "trojan horses".

1.1.9 "visitor" means a third party who has accessed the Website.

1.1.10 "the Website" means the website pointed to by the Customer's chosen domain name or subdomain name.

1.1.11 "the Plan" or "the Service Plan" means the plan selected by the Customer from the Supplier's website, or any custom plan agreed with the Customer in writing.

1.1.12 "the Supplier's website" means http://www.archsitestudio.com.

1.2 Words denoting the singular shall include the plural and vice versa and words denoting any gender shall include all genders.

1.3 The headings of the paragraphs of this Agreement are inserted for convenience of reference only and are not intended to be part of or to affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.

2 INTRODUCTION

2.1 The Customer wishes to provide the Supplier with data and content (the Customer Software) that will be hosted on the Supplierís servers and made accessible via the Internet.

2.2 The Supplier agrees to provide the Customer web hosting for his data and a site design and content management system (the Supplier Software) for an annual fee and setup charges where applicable, according to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

3 DUTIES

3.1 The Supplier shall provide to the Customer the Services as described throughout the Supplier's main website at http://www.archsitestudio.com, based on the service plan selected by the Customer at the time of placing his order, and subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement.

3.2 The Customer shall deliver to the Supplier the Website and the software used in the Website which is owned by the Customer, or licensed to him by a third party or the Supplier ("the Customer Software), in a format specified by the Supplier

4 CHARGES AND PAYMENT

4.1 The Customer shall pay the Charges for the account setup and services plans in accordance with the prices shown on the Supplier's website, and any Promotional Offer the Supplier may choose to affect its prices with at the time of receiving the Order.

4.2 Unless agreed otherwise, Payment shall be in advance for setup fees and an annual fee, where applicable, and to be paid online by debit or credit card.

4.3 The Charges are exclusive of VAT, which if payable shall be paid by the Customer.

4.4 The Supplier shall be entitled to charge interest in respect of late payment of any sum due under this Agreement, which shall accrue from the date when payment becomes due from day to day until the date of payment at a rate of 8% per annum above the current base rate of the Bank of England.

4.5 Free domain registrations included in some of the ArchsiteStudio service plans remain free for the duration of the hosting period only. The Supplier will release these domains at the end of Customer subscription to its hosting services, beyond which the Customer will need to pay for the domains themselves directly to the domain registrar.

5 IP ADDRESSES

5.1 The Supplier shall maintain control and ownership of the IP address that is assigned to the Customer as part of the Services and reserves the right in its sole discretion to change or remove any and all IP addresses

5.2 Where the Supplier changes or removes any IP address it shall use its reasonable endeavours to avoid any disruption to the Customer

6 SOFTWARE LICENCE AND RIGHTS

6.1 If the Customer requires use of software owned by or licensed to the Supplier ("the Supplierís software") in order to use the Services, the Supplier grants to the Customer and its employees, agents and third party consultants and contractors, a royalty-free, world-wide, non-transferable, non-exclusive licence to use the Supplier Software in object code form only, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, this Agreement does not transfer or grant to the Customer any right, title, interest or intellectual property rights in the Supplier Software.

6.2 In relation to the Supplierís obligations under this Agreement in connection with the provision of the Services, the Customer grants to the Supplier a royalty-free, world-wide, non-exclusive licence to use the Customer Software and all text, graphics, logos, photographs, images, moving images, sound illustrations and other material and related documentation featured, displayed or used in or in relation to the Website ("the Content"). For the avoidance of doubt, this Agreement does not transfer or grant to the Supplier any right, title interest or intellectual property rights in the Customer Software or the Content.

6.3 The Customer undertakes that he will not himself or through any third party sell, lease, license or sublicense the Supplier Software. If the Customer is permitted under this Agreement or by law to make any copies of the Supplier Software, the Customer must reproduce all proprietary notices of the Supplier if any, on the copies.

6.4 The Supplier may make such copies of the Customer Content as may be necessary to perform its obligations under this Agreement, including back up copies of the Content. Upon termination or expiration of this Agreement, the Supplier shall destroy or deliver to the Customer all such copies of the Content and other materials provided by the Customer as and when requested by the Customer, subject to an administrative fee to be agreed in due course.

7 SERVICE LEVELS

The Supplier shall use its reasonable endeavours to make the server and the Services available to the Customer 99.5% of the time but because the Services are provided by means of computer and telecommunications systems, the Supplier makes no warranties or representations that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free and the Supplier shall not, in any event, be liable for interruptions of Service or downtime of the server.

8 ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

8.1 The Website and use of the Services may be used for lawful purposes only and the Customer may not submit, publish or display any content that breaches any law, statute or regulation. In particular the Customer agrees not to

8.1.1 use the Services or the Website in any way to send unsolicited commercial email or "spam", or any similar abuse of the Services

8.1.2 send email or any type of electronic message with the intention or result of affecting the performance of any computer facilities

8.1.3 publish, post, distribute or disseminate defamatory, obscene, indecent or other unlawful material or information, or any material or information which infringes any intellectual property rights, via the Services or on the Website

8.1.4 threaten, abuse, disrupt or otherwise violate the rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others

8.1.5 engage in illegal or unlawful activities through the Services or via the Website

8.1.6 make available or upload files to the Website or to the Services that the Customer knows contain a virus, worm, trojan or corrupt data; or

8.1.7 obtain or attempt to obtain access, through whatever means, to areas of the Supplierís network or the Services which are identified as restricted or confidential

8.2 The Customer has full responsibility for the content of the Website. For the avoidance of doubt, the Supplier is not obliged to monitor, and will have no liability for, the content of any communications transmitted by virtue of the Services

8.3 If the Customer fails to comply with the Acceptable Use Policy outlined in Clause 8.1 the Supplier shall be entitled to withdraw the Services and terminate the Customerís account

9 ALTERATIONS AND UPDATES

9.1 All alterations and updates to the Website should be made by the Customer through the Supplier's software, using the Customer's login and password. In no way will the Supplier be held liable in the case of loss or damage to the Customer's software and Content due to misuse of the Supplier software. It is solely the Customer's responsibility to safeguard his login and password details, and limit access to the Supplier's software to trusted operators.

9.2 The Customer shall not attempt to edit, upload, or download any part of the Website using software not provided by the Supplier, without the express written consent of the Supplier.

10 WARRANTIES

10.1 The Customer warrants and represents to the Supplier that the Supplierís use of the Content or the Customer Software in accordance with this Agreement will not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party and that the Customer has the authority to license the Content and the Customer Software to the Supplier as set out in Clause 6.2.

10.2 All conditions, terms, representations and warranties that are not expressly stated in this Agreement, whether oral or in writing or whether imposed by statute or operation of law or otherwise, including, without limitation, the implied warranty of satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose are hereby excluded. In particular and without prejudice to that generality, the Supplier shall not be liable to the Customer as a result of any viruses introduced or passed on to the Customer.

11 INDEMNITY

The Customer agrees to indemnify and hold the Supplier and its employees and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against the Supplier arising out of any breach by the Customer of the terms of this Agreement or other liabilities arising out of or relating to the Website.

12 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

12.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit the Supplierís liability for death or personal injury resulting from the Supplierís negligence or that of its employees, agents or sub-contractors.

12.2 The entire liability of the Supplier to the Customer in respect of any claim whatsoever or breach of this Agreement, whether or not arising out of negligence, shall be limited to the charges paid for the Services under this Agreement in respect of which the breach has arisen.

12.3 In no event shall the Supplier be liable to the Customer for any loss of business, loss of opportunity or loss of profits or for any other indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever. This shall apply even where such a loss was reasonably foreseeable or the Supplier had been made aware of the possibility of the Customer incurring such a loss.

13 TERM AND TERMINATION AND REFUNDS

13.1 This Agreement will become effective on the date the Customer places an order for the Supplier's services and shall continue for a period of not less than 12 months and thereafter shall continue until terminated by either party by giving at least 1 months notice in writing of its intention to terminate the Agreement, with no termination earlier than the initial period, unless such an arrangement has been made in writing before the payment is processed.

13.2 The Supplier shall have the right to terminate this Agreement with immediate effect by notice in writing or email to the Customer if the Customer fails to make any payment when it becomes due.

13.3 Either party may terminate this Agreement forthwith by notice in writing to the other if

13.3.1 the other party commits a material breach of this Agreement and, in the case of a breach capable of being remedied, fails to remedy it within a reasonable time of being given written notice from the other party to do so; or

13.3.2 the other party commits a material breach of this Agreement which cannot be remedied under any circumstances; or

13.3.3 the other party passes a resolution for winding up (other than for the purpose of solvent amalgamation or reconstruction), or a court of competent jurisdiction makes an order to that effect; or

13.3.4 the other party ceases to carry on its business or substantially the whole of its business; or

13.3.5 the other party is declared insolvent, or convenes a meeting of or makes or proposes to make any arrangement or composition with its creditors; or a liquidator, receiver, administrative receiver, manager, trustee or similar officer is appointed over any of its assets

13.4 Any rights to terminate this Agreement shall be without prejudice to any other accrued rights and liabilities of the parties arising in any way out of this Agreement as at the date of termination.

13.5 In case of termination by the Customer in accordance with 13.1 above, the Supplier shall refund any moneys pre-paid minus the original Order Setup fee, or a £50 administration fee whichever is higher (unless the orginal payment was smaller than this fee, in which case the administration fee will be equal to the orginal payment), and a pro-rata fee based on the date of termination.

14 ASSIGNMENT

14.1 The Supplier may assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement at any time.

14.2 The Customer may not assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement or any part of it without the Supplierís prior written consent.

15 FORCE MAJEURE

Neither party shall be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of its obligations if the delay or failure results from events or circumstances outside its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lock outs, accidents, war, terrorism, fire, the act or omission of government, highway authorities or any telecommunications carrier, operator or administration or other competent authority, the act or omission of any Internet Service Provider, or the delay or failure in manufacture, production, or supply by third parties of equipment or services, and the party shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of its obligations after notifying the other party of the nature and extent of such events

16 SEVERANCE

If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any Court of competent jurisdiction such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the provisions hereof shall continue in full force and effect as if this Agreement had been agreed with the invalid illegal or unenforceable provision eliminated.

17 NOTICES

Any notice to be given by either party to the other may be sent by either email, fax or recorded delivery to the address of the other party as appearing on the Supplier's records or such other address as such party may from time to time have communicated to the other in writing, and if sent by email shall unless the contrary is proved be deemed to be received on the day it was sent or if sent by fax shall be deemed to be served on receipt of an error free transmission report, or if sent by recorded delivery shall be deemed to be served 2 days following the date of posting.

18 ENTIRE AGREEMENT

This Agreement contains the entire Agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter and supersedes any previous agreements, arrangements undertakings or proposals, oral or written. Unless expressly provided elsewhere in this Agreement, this Agreement may be varied only by a document signed by both parties.

19 GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

ArchsiteStudio reserves the right to change, edit, or update the policies contained in this document at any time for any reason without notice.

If you have any further queries or clarifications, please contact ArchsiteStudio at:

ArchsiteStudio (QDAR ltd)
the Banking Hall
26 Maida Vale
London W91RS
UK
T/F:+44 870 1246842

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