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Service Level Agreement -- Uptime Guarantee

The Globalink Service Level Agreement (SLA) covers certain aspects of our Signature Hosting, FreeBSD and Solaris Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting accounts. Our goal is to achieve 100% Web site availability for all customers. The SLA serves to provide you confidence and assurance that we stand behind our hosting accounts.

In the event that one of your Signature or VPS hosting accounts falls below 99.9% Web site availability you may request a credit per the terms and conditions of the SLA.

Requests for credits must be received by Globalink within ten (10) days after the incident for which the review is being requested. If the unavailability is confirmed by Globalink, a credit will be applied within two (2) weeks. Credits are not refundable and can only be used for current or future charges.

Complete terms and conditions of SLA can be found below.

1. Coverage; Definitions

This Web Site Availability Service Level Agreement (SLA) applies to you ("customer") if you have ordered any of the following Unix hosting account services from Globalink (the "Services") and your account is current (i.e., not past due) with Globalink: Shared Web Hosting Plans (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, High Volume), E-Commerce Plans (Cyberstand, e-Vendor or Marketplace), Signature Hosting or Virtual Private Servers (FreeDSD or Solaris). 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 HTTPS, as measured by Globalink.

2. Service Level


Globalink's goal is to achieve 100% Web Site Availability for all customers.


Subject to Sections 3 and 4 below, if the Web Site Availability of customer's Web site is less than 100%, Globalink will issue a credit to customer in accordance with the following schedule, with the credit being calculated on the basis of the monthly service charge for the affected Services:

Web Site Availability Credit Percentage

99.9 to 100% 0%

98% to 99.8% 10%

95% to 97.9% 25%

90% to 94.9% 50%

89.9% or below 100%

3. Exceptions

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:

circumstances beyond Globalink'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;

failure of access circuits to the Globalink Network, unless such failure is caused solely by Globalink;

scheduled maintenance and emergency maintenance and upgrades;

DNS issues outside the direct control of Globalink;

issues with FTP, POP, IMAP, or SMTP customer access;

false SLA breaches reported as a result of outages or errors of any Globalink measurement system;

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 Globalink's Terms and Conditions and Acceptable Use Policy;

e-mail or webmail delivery and transmission;

DNS (Domain Name Server) Propagation.

outages elsewhere on the Internet that hinder access to your account. Globalink is not responsible for browser or DNS caching that may make your site appear inaccessible when others can still access it. Globalink will guarantee only those areas considered under the control of Globalink:Globalink server links to the Internet, Globalink's routers, and Globalink's servers.

4. Credit Request and Payment Procedures

Each request in connection with this SLA must include the dates and times of the unavailability of customer's Web site and must be received by Globalink within ten (10) business days after the customer's Web Site was not available. If the unavailability is confirmed by Globalink, credits will be applied within two billing cycles after Globalink's receipt of the 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 Globalink 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.



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