General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
General Web Hosting Terms of Services
By using our services you are accepting the terms of service here as well as the related contents in our FAQ section. The use of services from Internet Brothers constitutes agreement to these terms.
Account Setup / Email on file
We will setup your account after we have received payment and we and/or our payment partner(s) have screened the order(s) in case of fraud. It is your responsibility to provide us with an email address that is not @ the domain(s) you are signing up under. If there is ever an abuse issue or we need to contact you, the primary email address on file will be used for this purpose. It is your responsibility to ensure the email address on file is current or up to date at all times. Providing false contact information of any kind may result in the termination of your account.
All services provided by Internet Brothers may only be used for lawful purposes. The laws of the Republic of Korea apply. The customer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Internet Brothers from any claims resulting from the use of our services.
Use of our services to infringe upon any copyright or trademark is prohibited.
Using a shared account as a backup/storage device is not permitted. Please do not take backups of your backups.
Examples of unacceptable material on all Shared and Reseller servers
Some of the below contents might not apply to VPS or dedicated servers
In private servers as long as what you do is legal according to Korea and international laws we do not put restrictions.
Any content here with this sign ⚠ is not allowed in our shared hosting, VPS or dedicated servers. Some depending on the nature of the service might be allowed on a dedicated server but you need to contact us to clarify. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Any material that, in our judgment, is obscene, threatening, illegal, or violates our terms of service in any manner may be removed from our servers (or otherwise disabled), with or without notice.
⚠ Potential harm to minors is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to child pornography or content perceived to be child pornography (Lolita):Any site found to host child pornography or linking to child pornography will be suspended immediately without notice. Violations will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency. ⚠ Pirated Software/Warez, , AutoSurf/PTC/PTS/PPC sites⚠ IP Scanners, ⚠ Bruteforce Programs/Scripts/Applications, ⚠ Mail Bombers/Spam Scripts, [ Banner-Ad services (commercial banner ad rotation), File Dump/Mirror Scripts (similar to rapidshare) Just allowed on VPS or dedicated servers ]
Commercial Audio Streaming (more than one or two streams), ⚠Escrow/Bank Debentures, ⚠High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) ⚠Investment Sites (⚠FOREX, ⚠E-Gold Exchange, ⚠Second Life/Linden Exchange, ⚠Ponzi, MLM/⚠Pyramid Scheme), ⚠Sale of any controlled substance without prior proof of appropriate permit(s), ⚠ Prime Banks Programs. ⚠Lottery Sites, ⚠MUDs/RPGs/PPBGs, Hateful/Racist/Harassment oriented sites, ⚠Hacker focused sites/archives/programs, ⚠Sites promoting illegal activities. ⚠Forums and/or websites that distribute or link to warez/pirated/illegal content, Bank Debentures/Bank Debenture Trading Programs, Fraudulent Sites (Including, but not limited to sites listed at aa419.org & escrow-fraud.com), Internet Brothers services, including all related equipment, networks and network devices are provided only for authorized customer use. Internet Brothers systems may be monitored for all lawful purposes, including to ensure that use is authorized, for management of the system, to facilitate protection against unauthorized access, and to verify security procedures, survivability, and operational security. During monitoring, information may be examined, recorded, copied and used for authorized purposes. Use of Internet Brothers system(s) constitutes consent to monitoring for these purposes.
Failure to respond to email from our abuse department within 48 hours may result in the suspension or termination of your services. All abuse issues must be dealt with via trouble ticket/email and will have a response within 48 hours. If in doubt regarding the acceptability of your site or service, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
It is your responsibility to ensure that scripts/programs installed under your account are secure and permissions of directories are set properly, regardless of installation method. When at all possible, set permissions on most directories to 755 or as restrictive as possible. Users are ultimately responsible for all actions taken under their account. This includes the compromise of credentials such as user name and password. It is required that you use a secure password. If a weak password is used, your account may be suspended until you agree to use a more secure password. Audits may be done to prevent weak passwords from being used.
Zero Tolerance Spam Policy
We take a zero tolerance stance against sending of unsolicited e-mail, bulk emailing, and spam. “Safe lists” and purchased lists will be treated as spam. Any user who sends out spam will have their account terminated with or without notice. If you think you will be doing mass email you need vps or dedicated server and you should make sure that you follow International rules regarding spam.
Note: For VPS and Dedicated servers if the servers are being used for legal mass email we have less restrictions however you need to contact us and let us know exactly how you are going to use the server and how you will make necessary actions when you receive complains.
As a client of Internet Brothers, it is your responsibility to ensure that your payment information is up to date, and that all invoices are paid on time. Invoices that have been paid more than once with multiple Paypal Subscriptions can only be added as credit towards the account and cannot be refunded via Paypal. If you require assistance with this provision, please contact us.
Backups and Data Loss
Your use of this service is at your sole risk. Internet Brothers is not responsible for files and/or data residing on your account even for paid backup services. You agree to take full responsibility for files and data transferred and to maintain all appropriate backup of files and data stored on Internet Brothers servers. We do not take any responsibility for any lost . This is a general rule for shared hosting, VPS , Dedicated servers etc
Cancellations and Refunds
Internet Brothers reserves the right to cancel the account at any time with or without notice. Any abuse of our staff in any medium or format will result in the suspension or termination of your services. Violations of the Terms of Service will waive the refund policy.
The customer is fully responsible for gateway processing fees. Due to the costs associated with processing payments made by some payment gateways a percentage of your payment is not refundable. Some payment gateways charge about 6% processing fee. This fee will not be refunded to you.
Please refer to the following page.
Resource Usage for shared hosting only
User may not: a) Use 25% or more of system resources for longer then 90 seconds. There are numerous activities that could cause such problems; these include: CGI scripts, FTP, PHP, HTTP, etc.
b) Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD.
c) Run any type of web spider or indexer (including Google Cash / AdSpy) on shared servers.
d) Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network.
e) Run any bit torrent application, tracker, or client. You may link to legal torrents off-site, but may not host or store them on our shared servers.
f) Participate in any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities
g) Run any gaming servers such as counter-strike, half-life, battlefield1942, etc
h) Run cron entries with intervals of less than 15 minutes When using PHP include functions for including a local file, include the local file rather than the URL. Instead of include(“http://yourdomain.com/include.php”) use include(“include.php”)
The use of more than 50,000 inodes on any shared account may potentially result in suspension. Accounts found to be exceeding the 50,000 inode limit will automatically be removed from our backup system to avoid over-usage. Every file (a webpage, image file, email, etc) on your account uses up 1 inode.
Sites that slightly exceed our inode limits are unlikely to be suspended; however, accounts that constantly create and delete large numbers of files on a regular basis, have hundreds of thousands of files, or cause file system damage may be flagged for review and/or suspension. The primary cause of excessive inodes seems to be due to users leaving their catchall address enabled, but never checking their primary account mailbox. Over time, tens of thousands of messages (or more) build-up, eventually pushing the account past our inode limit.
Resource usage for Virtual Private Servers
VPS or VDS accounts may not exceed a 15-minute load average greater than two times the amount of CPU cores given. VPS or VDS accounts may not run malicious bots or IRCd’s.VPS or VDS accounts may not run any sort of BitTorrent client ,tracker that links to or downloads any sort of illegal content. VPS or VDS accounts may not be used for illegal/malicious content, purposes.
Should your account pass the allocated amount we reserve the right to suspend the account until the start of the next allocation, suspend the account until more bandwidth is purchased at an additional fee, suspend the account until you upgrade to a higher level of package, terminate the account and/or charge you an additional fee for the overages. Unused transfer in one month cannot be carried over to the next month.
If your server has a physical downtime that is not within the 99.9% uptime you may receive credit on your account. Approval of the credit is at the discretion of Internet Brothers dependent upon justification provided. Third-party monitoring service reports may not be used for justification due to a variety of factors including the monitor’s network capacity/transit availability. The uptime of the server is defined as the reported uptime from the operating system and the Apache Web Server which may differ from the uptime reported by other individual services. To request a credit, please send us a ticket with justification. All requests must be made in writing via Support Department.
Reseller: Client Responsibility
Resellers are responsible for supporting their clients. Internet Brothers does not provide support to our Reseller’s Clients. If a reseller’s client contacts us, we reserve the right to place the client account 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. Resellers are also responsible for all content stored or transmitted under their reseller account and the actions of their clients’. Internet Brothers will hold any reseller responsible for any of their clients actions that violate the law or the terms of service.
Customer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold Internet Brothers harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney’s fees asserted against Internet Brothers, its agents, its customers, officers and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to be performed or any product sold by customer, its agents, employees or assigns. Customer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Internet Brothers against liabilities arising out of; (1) any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with Internet Brothers; (2) any material supplied by customer infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party; (3) copyright infringement and (4) any defective products sold to customers from Internet Brothers’s server.
Arbitration By using any Internet Brothers services, you agree to submit to binding arbitration. If any disputes or claims arise against Internet Brothers or its subsidiaries, such disputes will be handled by an arbitrator of Internet Brothers’s choice. You are also responsible for any and all costs related to such arbitration.
Internet Brothers shall not be responsible for any damages your business may suffer. Internet Brothers makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied for services we provide. Internet Brothers disclaims any warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, no deliveries, wrong delivery, and any and all service interruptions caused by Internet Brothers and its employees.
Disclosure to law enforcement
Internet Brothers may disclose any subscriber information to law enforcement agencies without further consent or notification to the subscriber upon lawful request from such agencies.
Changes to the TOS
Internet Brothers reserves the right to revise its policies at any time without notice.
Privacy on Internet Brothers
Internet Brothers is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of consumers of its interactive products and services. Through the Internet, our primary goal is to contribute to providing a safe and secure environment for consumers and site visitors just looking for information.
We do not disclose information about your individual visits with any other company. Information such as your name, address, email address, telephone numbers, etc. are not gathered or used by Internet Brothers or any of its partners. Internet Brothers may share such information in response to any legal processes, such as a court order or subpoena, or in special cases such as a physical threat to you or others. Otherwise, this information is kept in secure confidentiality.
Terms of services for promotion and advertisement
To have us register your website in Korean search engines You agree that you have read the followings, fully understood and accept the terms of services.
Your site has to be online 24 hours a day 7 days a week. No under construction page, No image or dead link within your site. Your site must have Korean version. Search engines have the rights to change your site title, description or category in that search engine. In your site you must mention the name of your business , full address and telephone number and preferably a company introduction. You agree that you will not use the our Services for illegal purposes. You also agree that you will not use our Services for the transmission of material that is harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or invasive of another’s privacy. In consideration for using our services, you agree to provide us current, complete, and accurate registration information and to maintain and update this information as required to keep it current, complete and accurate.
Terms for Translation Services
1. Area of Application
1. These Terms of Service (TOS) shall apply to all contracts between Internet Brothers (Translator) and the customer/the company placing the translation order (Client), unless otherwise stipulated in writing or stipulated by law. These TOS are accepted by the Client by placing an order and shall be valid throughout the entire business relationship between the Translator and the Client. Oral agreements must be confirmed in writing. 2. The Client’s terms and conditions are not valid unless accepted by the Translator in writing. 3. Where the Client is acting on behalf of a third party, the Translator is entering a contract exclusively with the Client, who shall make all payments punctually, regardless of the performance of the end customer.
2. Placement of Translation Order 1. Before accepting a translation order, the Translator will send a brief “order summary” to the Client by e-mail , in client area of this site or fax. This “order summary” will contain important details of the Client’s order, including but not limited to the Client’s address, the way of delivery, the delivery date, and the Translator’s fee. 2. A translation order shall be valid as soon as the client registers in our client area and pays for the order.
3. Execution of Order and Delivery of Translation 1. The translation will be carried out according to the principles of proper professional practice and with the utmost possible care. The Client will receive the translation as defined in writing in the “order summary.”
4. Client’s Obligation to Co-Operate and Provide Information 1. In the event that the source text contains any ambiguities, the Translator reserves the right to carry out the translation to the best of her understanding or to consult with the Client. 2. The Client shall indicate the intended use of the translation in writing. 3. Where the intended use is print publication, the Client shall provide the Translator with a proof before printing commences and a voucher copy after print publication. 4. If available, the Client shall, without prior request and in good time, provide the Translator with supplementary documentation (company-own glossaries, abbreviations, photos, etc.) which might aid the translation process. If no customer-specific terminology or informative supplementary documentation is provided, the Translator shall translate technical terms into their generally acknowledged equivalents. 5. Should any claims of third parties arise against the Translator due to breaches of copyright, the Client shall indemnify the translator from such third party claims. 6. The Client shall confirm the receipt of the translation in writing.
5. Date of Delivery / Force Majeure 1. If a fixed delivery date has been agreed upon in the “order summary,” it is binding on the Translator unless Clause 5.2 here applies.2. The Translator shall not be in default if her non-performance is caused by circumstances beyond her control. If the delivery date cannot be met due to force majeure or other reasons which are not within the liability of the Translator (e.g. sudden illness of the Translator, family emergency, computer failure, etc.), the Translator shall inform the Client immediately. In such cases, both the Translator and the Client shall be entitled to withdraw from the contract. Withdrawal from the contract shall be given in writing. Translation work already completed up until the point of withdrawal shall be disbursed by the Client. Further rights, especially claims for damages, shall be excluded for such cases. 3. In all cases, a period of grace may be granted if both parties agree in writing.
6. Data Protection / Confidentiality1. All translation assignments will be treated confidentially.2. The Translator reserves the right to use translated texts (especially Web sites), which are made available to the public after the translation has been completed, for reference purposes. 3. Texts with punishable content and texts that offend common decency are not subject to Clause 6.1 here and can be refused by the Translator, even after contract conclusion.
7. Termination of Contract1. In case the Client cancels an order without being entitled to do so by law or contract, the Translator shall be paid for translation services rendered up to the date of termination. The contract must be terminated in writing.
8. Correction of Mistakes / Warranty Claims 1. The Translator shall not be liable for mistakes resulting from badly legible, incorrect, or incomplete original texts or by incorrect customer-specific terminology. 2. The Client shall lodge a formal complaint concerning the quality of a translation with the Translator within thirty (30) days after the receipt of the translation. The mistakes must be sufficiently explained in writing and the complaint must contain evidence. If the translator does not receive a written complaint within said thirty days, the translation shall be deemed to be without mistakes; and the Client waives all rights, including rights to damages, to which he might be entitled because of possible mistakes. 3. The Client shall grant the Translator an appropriate period of time to rectify any mistakes. If the Client denies granting the Translator a reasonable period of time for the correction of the mistakes, the Translator shall no longer be liable for such mistakes. If the mistakes are remedied by the Translator within said appropriate period, the Client shall not be entitled to any price reductions. In the event that the Translator does not remedy the mistakes within the applicable period, the Client shall be entitled to demand a price reduction. Warranty claims shall not entitle the Client to withhold any agreed payments.
9. Payment of Translator’s Fee1. The Translator’s fee is calculated on the basis of volume and degree of difficulty. The fee is based on the number of words in the source text (the Client’s original text). For major translation projects a flat fee may be negotiated. Orders are subject to a minimum rate corresponding to the Translator’s current rates.2. The Translator’s fee is payable, without deductions, within fourteen days following the receipt of the invoice. Clients shall either pay by credit card using the Translator’s PayPal.com account or via check. If the translation is not delivered electronically, via e-mail, the Client shall pay any delivery charges in addition to the Translator’s fee.
10. Retention of Title / Copyright1. The translation shall remain the property of the Translator until invoices have been settled completely. The Client shall have no right to use the translation before full payment has been received by the Translator. 2. The Translator shall remain the owner of the copyright to the translation.
11. Liability / Damages1. To the extent permitted by law, the liability of the Translator shall be limited to the amount invoiced. 2. The Translator shall be liable only in cases of gross negligence. Liability in cases of slight negligence is only accepted if substantial contractual duties are neglected. 3. The Client shall indemnify the Translator against any and all claims by third parties, which might arise from the translation or utilization thereof. 4. The Translator shall not be held liable for loss or damage incurred during delivery. The Translator uses an updated anti-virus program, but shall not be held liable for any damage incurred through computer viruses. 5. The Translator shall not be liable for damage to or loss of documents caused by fire, water, forces of nature, burglary or theft.6. In case the delivery date cannot be met due to force majeure or other reasons which are not within the liability of the Translator, the Translator shall not be held liable. Claims for damages are excluded for such cases; see Clause 5.2 here. 7. The Translator shall not be liable for corrections to the translation by the Client or third parties.8. If the Client does not inform the Translator that the translated text is intended for print publication, all mistakes or losses incurred are the Client’s responsibility and the Translator shall not be held liable.
12. Applicable Law / Place of Jurisdiction / Effectiveness (Sever ability Clause)1. These Terms of Service and the business and legal relations between the Translator and the Client shall be exclusively subject to the laws of the United States of America. Place of jurisdiction and place of performance shall be the Translator’s place of residence. 2. In the event that any of the provisions shall be deemed invalid, fully or in part, by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. Any provision which is invalid shall be replaced with a provision that best meets the intended purpose and meaning of the invalid provision.
Site Development – Terms of Service
We have tried to outline everything that you need to know about our website development terms of service and we have made every effort to do this without getting into confusing “legal speak”. Please read through all of it to ensure that you know and understand all the terms. If you are unclear on anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or telephone.
1. The quotation incorporates all items covered in the client’s proposal/quote, including 1 material amendment to the original mandate. Additional amendments thereafter can incur additional costs. This does not include basic tweaking or minor changes that are required to achieve the desired “polish” on the site, which forms part of the original quotation.
2. Should the client not be happy with the design of the site (aesthetics and layout), any changes/ amendments/ alterations that are required to achieve the design that the client is happy with will bare no additional cost, provided that these do not constitute a major amendment to the original mandate, in which case the limitations in point 2 above will apply.
3. In the unlikely event that the client had to dislike the entire site, we would do a complete custom redesign at no extra cost. Provided that we have followed the client’s design specifications, this is limited to one redesign. However, if the site is still not satisfactory because the client changed the requirements, the second redesign would bear an additional cost to the client.
4. The client’s quotation is of necessity based on various assumptions, which, if proven incorrect, may need the quotation to be revised. In such an event the quotation automatically becomes null and void and subject to a new quotation.
Assumptions: * All content and required graphics will be provided by the client unless otherwise agreed in writing.* Copywriting (and copy typing) is not included in the site design fee, except to the extent of basic editing. Please note that this is not the same as copyright (ownership), which vests with the client as soon as full payment has been received. * Graphics provided by the client will be of high quality and usable, failing which delays in timing and/or additional costs may come into effect, for which Internet Brothers may not be held liable in any way.* Any time periods quoted assume no delays caused by the client and may be extended to take account of any such delays.
5. Once the concept has been created, this would be uploaded to a private area on the internet so that the overall look, feel and effect can be reviewed by the client. All tweaking and refining would be shown at this hidden address until the site is approved by the client, at which point final upload will be to the client’s domain.
6. A 50% deposit is payable as confirmation of order prior to commencement, with the balance payable within 5 days of completion.
7. The client is afforded an additional 5 working days after final upload as a final proofing period for critique and amendments. All required amendments that are communicated to us within this period form part of the original quotation. Amendments required after this period would bear an additional cost.* If the site is not hosted on our servers, the onus is on the client to provide us with the relevant server specifications, prior to the commencement of the website being built. Should the client fail to provide such specifications and any feature or function on the website fails to work properly because of incompatibility with the client’s server, the client will be liable for any fees associated with related redevelopment time.
8. Once the website has been developed it is uploaded onto the client’s domain or on a Internet Brothers domain, but remains inaccessible to the public. This is to afford the client the opportunity to evaluate the site and request any tweaks or changes that fall within the agreement.
9. Once the site is approved, hand-over will take place. From the time of handover the client is entitled to an additional *30 days free support to allow for issues that may not be identifiable prior to handover. In this time further tweaks and adjustments can be made as long as they fall within the scope of the original mandate.
10. Deposits are not refundable once work has commenced on the project or if the project is cancelled after 36 hours of payment of the deposit.
11. Handover will take place after payment of the final balance due on the development fee.
12. Dynamic and e-commerce websites are only developed if they will initially be hosted on one of our servers. This is to ensure that everything works 100%, Please note: This does not mean that clients are under any obligation to continue hosting the site with Internet Brothers. Clients are free to change to another hosting company at any time after handover of the site.Due to the fact that we have no control over how other servers are managed, upgrades and maintenance are unfortunately only available on those sites that we have developed and while they are hosted on our servers.
13. Payment of the full balance outstanding for the development of the site must have been paid within 5 days of the relevant invoice.
14. Support does not cover all aspects of user-inflicted damage. If a problem occurs because of something that the client has done, we are happy to assist wherever possible, but an additional fee may be charged depending on the time required to rectify the problem.
15. Support does cover minor modifications to existing features and functions.
16. Support is limited on sites that are not hosted on our servers. We recommend that clients host on our servers until at least such time as it is certain that there are no glitches and the site is operating 100%. This makes any troubleshooting that may be required much quicker and easier to accomplish.
17. Ownership of all websites or software that we create vests with Internet Brothers and therefore remains the property of Internet Brothers until such time as full payment has been received. Once full payment has been received, all copyright and full ownership pass to the client. Should the client abort the project or default on the payment, Internet Brothers reserve the right to rebrand, adapt and sell the website or software to a third-party in order to defray expenses. Internet Brothers reserves the right to alter or amend these and all other terms and conditions at any time and without warning.
The terms stipulated on this website will always be the current applicable terms and will supersede the terms in any download document. Should Internet Brothers at any time not enforce any of the above for any reason, this does not in any way preclude us from enforcing any or all of the above terms at any time.