Terms of Service

1. Eligibility & Registration

1.1. Before you use our Websites and Services, you must ensure that such use is in compliance with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to you.
1.2. The Websites and Services are not targeted towards, nor intended for use by, anyone under the age of 18. By using the Websites and Services, you represent and warrant to us that you are 18 years of age or older.
1.3. To access the Services and some features of the Websites, you must register for an account. When you register for your Account, you may be required to provide us with some information about yourself, such as your email address, and a valid form of payment, and you may also provide optional information about yourself on a voluntary basis.
1.4. We may, in our sole discretion, refuse to provide or continue providing the Websites and Services to any person or entity and change eligibility criteria at any time, including if you fail to comply with the TOS. We reserve the right to deactivate, terminate, prevent access to, disable services for, and/or delete any accounts or access to the Websites and Services at any time at our sole discretion.

2. Service Content

2.1. Our Services allow you to provide us with source code, files, software, processes, interfaces, data, text, settings, media, or other information for storage, hosting, or processing by the Services.
2.2. Subject to this TOS, by providing your Services Content to or via the Services, you grant Cheapernetes a license to host, store, transfer, display, perform, reproduce, modify for the purpose of formatting for display, and distribute your Services Content solely for the purpose of providing the Services to you.
2.3. As between you and Cheapernetes, you retain any copyright and other ownership rights that you may hold in your Services Content.
2.4. You are solely responsible for your Services Content and you agree Cheapernetes is not and will not be in any way liable for your Services Content. By providing your Services Content via the Services, you affirm, represent, and warrant that:
  • Your Services Content will not violate this TOS or any applicable law, regulation, rule, or third party rights;
  • You are solely responsible for the development, moderation, operation, maintenance, support and use of your Services Content;
  • Your Services Content does not and will not: (i) infringe, violate, or misappropriate any third party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; (ii) slander, defame, libel, or invade a right of privacy, publicity or other property rights of any other person; or (iii) cause us to violate any law, regulation, rule, or rights of third parties; and you are solely responsible for the technical operation of your Services Content, including on behalf of your End Users.
2.5. You are responsible for properly configuring and using the Services and taking your own steps to maintain appropriate security, protection and backup of your Services Content, which may include the use of encryption technology to protect your Services Content from unauthorized access and routine archiving your Services Content. Cheapernetes does not promise to retain any preservations or backups of your Services Content. You are solely responsible for the integrity, preservation and backup of your Services Content, and to the fullest extent permitted by law, Cheapernetes shall have no liability for any data loss, unavailability, or other consequences related to the foregoing.

3. Rules of Conduct

3.1. You must use the Websites and Services in accordance with our Acceptable Use Policy:

Illegal or abusive activity or content

You may not use the Services for any unlawful or abusive purpose. Prohibited activities include:
  • Illegal activities
  • Fraudulent or harmful activities
  • Violation of intellectual property rights
  • Pornography
  • Violent, harassing, or abusive content
  • Controlled substances

Security violations

You may not use the Services to violate the security or integrity of any network, computer or communications system, software application, or network or computing device (each, a “System”). Prohibited activities include:
  • Harmful software
  • Unauthorized access
  • Interception
  • Falsification of origin

Network abuse

You may not make network connections to any users, hosts, or networks unless you have permission to communicate with them. Prohibited activities include:
  • Monitoring or crawling
  • Deceitful actions
  • Intentional interference
  • Operation of certain network services (open proxies, open mail relays, open recursive domain name servers, Tor exit nodes, or other similar network services)
  • Avoiding system restrictions
  • Retaliation against Cheapernetes
  • Withholding identity
  • Mining of cryptocurrencies

Email and other message abuse; spamming

You will not distribute, publish, send, or facilitate the sending of unsolicited mass e-mail or other messages, promotions, advertising, or solicitations (like “spam”), including commercial advertising and informational announcements.

Vulnerability testing

You may not attempt to probe, scan, penetrate, or test the vulnerability of a Cheapernetes system or network, or to breach the Cheapernetes security or authentication measures, whether by passive or intrusive techniques, or conduct any security or malware research on or using the Services, without Cheapernetes' prior written consent.

Excessive use of shared system resources

You may not use the Service provided by Cheapernetes in a way that unnecessarily interferes with the normal operation of the Service, or that consumes a disproportionate share of the resources of the Service. For example, we may require you to decrease the size of your container images if it unnecessarily conflicts with other customers’ use of the Services. You agree that we may quarantine or delete any data stored on the Service if the data is infected with a virus, or is otherwise corrupted, and has the potential to infect or corrupt the Service or other customers’ data that is stored on the same system.

Consequences of violation of the Acceptable Use Policy

If we determine, in our discretion, that you have violated this policy, we may remove, disable access to, or modify any content or resource and/or to suspend or terminate your use of the Services. We also may intercept or block any content or traffic belonging to you or to users where the Services are being used unlawfully or not in accordance with this Policy. Our right to suspend or terminate your use of the Services applies even if a violation is committed unintentionally or without your authorization. Such right is not an obligation on us to act at any given time or with respect to any given Subscriber, and we may exercise such rBecight at any time within our sole discretion.
Accordingly, any use of the Websites and Services in violation of this policy shall constitute a breach of this TOS.
3.2. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your Account, regardless of whether the activities are undertaken by you, your employees, any third party (including your contractors or agents), your End Users, your licensees, or your customers.
3.3. You are responsible for notifying your employees, agents, and others related to your use of the Websites and Services of the provisions of this TOS, including where the terms of the TOS are binding on them.
3.4. You shall not (directly or indirectly): (i) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Websites or Services (including without limitation any application), except to the limited extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction; (ii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Websites or Services; or (iii) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any of the rights that you receive hereunder. You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. To the extent any portions of the Websites or Services are subject to Open Source Licenses, such Open Source Licenses apply regardless of this section.
3.5. We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) respond to any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (ii) enforce this TOS, including investigation of potential violations hereof; (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; (iv) respond to user support requests; or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users and the public.
3.6. You shall notify Cheapernetes if and when you learn of any security incidents or breaches affecting the Websites or Services, including unauthorized access to your Account or Account credentials, and shall aid in any investigation or legal action that is taken by authorities and/or Cheapernetes to investigate and cure the security incident or breach to the extent caused by your Account or your use of the Websites and Services.

4. Service Level Agreement

4.1. We provides mutualized Kubernetes clusters. Because of this mutualization of resources, your workloads might be impacted by noisy neighbors. Although Kubernetes provides tooling to ensure clear isolation of resources between workloads, some disturbance might happen during the life of your workloads. Cheapernetes is focused on reducing and eliminating this disturbance, but we can not provide you any assurance regarding the availability of resources and uptime of either the Service or your workload.
4.2. We might be forced to occasionally shut our Services down to improve them or fix security issues. You will be warned before such interruptions occur. However, we will not reimburse, to the extent permitted by law, for the time during which our Services were not available.