Last Updated June 07, 2016
This DataVoke Service Level Agreement (“SLA“) is a policy governing the use of the web services offered by DataVoke, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively “DataVoke”) and the website located at http://www.datavoke.com/ (the “DataVoke Site”; collectively together with DataVoke’s web services, the “System”) under the terms of the DataVoke Terms of Service (the “DataVoke Terms of Service“) between DataVoke and users of DataVoke’s Services (“you“). This SLA applies separately to each account using DataVoke.
Unless otherwise provided herein, this SLA is subject to the terms of the DataVoke Terms of Service and capitalized terms will have the meaning specified in the DataVoke Terms of Service. We reserve the right to change the terms of this SLA in accordance with the DataVoke Terms of Service.
DataVoke will use commercially reasonable efforts to meet the following service levels (“Service Commitment“):
Service Credits are calculated as a percentage of the charges paid by you for the System availability that did not meet the Monthly Uptime Percentage commitment in a billing cycle in accordance with the schedule below.
Monthly Uptime Percentage Service Credit Percentage
Less than 99% but equal to or greater than 98.0% 10%
Less than 98.0% 25%
For any period in which you are not obligated to pay charges for use of the System, you will not be entitled to any Service Credit for any Uptime failure during such period. We will apply any Service Credits only against future payments otherwise due from you. At our discretion, we may issue the Service Credit to the credit card you used to pay for the billing cycle in which the unavailability occurred. Service Credits will not entitle you to any refund or other payment from DataVoke. A Service Credit will be applicable and issued only if the credit amount for the applicable monthly billing cycle is greater than one dollar ($1 USD). Service Credits may not be transferred or applied to any other account. Unless otherwise provided in the DataVoke Terms of Service, your sole and exclusive remedy for any unavailability or non-performance or other failure by us to provide the System is the receipt of a Service Credit (if eligible) in accordance with the terms of this SLA.
To receive a Service Credit, you will need to submit a claim emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To be eligible, the credit request must be received by us by the end of the second (2nd) billing cycle after which the incident occurred and must include:
i. the words “SLA Credit Request” in the subject line;
ii. the dates and times of each Unavailability incident you are claiming;
iii. log-in credentials of each affected User; and
iv. your request logs that document the errors and corroborate your claimed outage (any confidential or sensitive information in these logs should be removed or replaced with asterisks).
If the Monthly Uptime Percentage of such request is confirmed by us and is less than the Service Commitment, then we will issue the Service Credit to you within one billing cycle following the month in which the request occurred. Your failure to provide the request and other information as required above will disqualify you from receiving a Service Credit.
The Service Commitment does not apply to any unavailability, suspension or termination of DataVoke, or any other DataVoke performance issues:
i. that result from a suspension described in the DataVoke Terms of Service;
ii. caused by factors outside of our reasonable control, including any force majeure event or Internet access or related problems beyond the demarcation point of DataVoke;
iii. in respect of any failure, loss of service, interruption or delay occurring in a third-party’s system, software or hardware, including any remote data hosting, cloud storage or computer server service provider used by us (including, without limitation, Amazon Web Services).
iv. that result from any voluntary actions or inactions from you or any third party (e.g., rebooting a database instance, scaling compute capacity, not scaling storage when the storage is full, misconfiguring security groups, VPC configurations or credential settings, disabling encryption keys or making the encryption keys inaccessible, etc.);
v. that result from you not following the basic operational guidelines described in the DataVoke Documentation (e.g., overloading a database instance to the point it is inoperable, creating excessively large number of tables that significantly increase the recovery time etc.);
vi. caused by underlying database engine software that lead to repeated database crashes or an inoperable database instance;
vii. that result in long recovery time due to insufficient IO capacity for your database workload;
viii. that result from your equipment, software or other technology and/or third party equipment, software or other technology (other than third party equipment within our direct control); or
ix. that result from any maintenance as provided for pursuant to the DataVoke Terms of Service; or
x. arising from our suspension and termination of your right to use DataVoke in accordance with the DataVoke Terms of Service (collectively, the “DataVoke SLA Exclusions“).
If availability is impacted by factors other than those explicitly used in our Monthly Uptime Percentage calculation, then we may issue a Service Credit considering such factors at our discretion.