Terms of Service
Before using any of the 40° Degrees Media services, you are required to read, understand and agree to these terms. You may only create an account after reading and accepting these terms.
Acceptance Of Terms
Description Of Service
The Site includes an online service offering maintenance packages to operators of websites running on single-site installations of WordPress. Services include, but are not limited to, any service and/or content 40° Degrees Media makes available to or performs for you, as well as the offering of any materials displayed, transmitted or performed on the Site or through the Services.
Your access to and use of the Site may be interrupted from time to time as a result of equipment malfunction, updating, maintenance or repair of the Site or any other reason within or outside the control of 40° Degrees Media. 40° Degrees Media reserves the right to suspend or discontinue the availability of the Site and/or any Service and/or remove any Content at any time at its sole discretion and without prior notice.
40° Degrees Media service does not support multi-site WordPress installations.
As a condition to using Services, you are required to open an account with 40° Degrees Media and select a password and username, and to provide registration information. The registration information you provide must be accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your 40° Degrees Media account.
You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trade mark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are solely responsible for all activities resulting from the use of your password and conducted through your 40° Degrees Media account.
Services are available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old.
Release And Indemnity
You hereby expressly and irrevocably release and forever discharge 40° Degrees Media, its affiliated and associated companies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns of and from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, proceedings, liability, debts, judgments, claims and demands whatsoever in law or equity which you ever had, now have, or hereafter can, shall or may have, for or by reason of, or arising directly or indirectly out of your use of the Site and the Services.
You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless 40° Degrees Media, its affiliated and associated companies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from or arising out of (i) a breach of these Terms, (ii) the use of the Services, by you or any person using your account or 40° Degrees Media username and password, or (iii) any violation of any rights of a third party.
Limitation Of Liability
In no event shall 40° Degrees Media be liable under contract, tort, strict liability, negligence or other Legal theory with respect to the site, the service or any content (i) for any lost profits or special, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever.
40° Degrees Media, 40degreesmedia.com and other 40° Degrees Media, Ltd. graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are intellectual property of 40° Degrees Media. 40° Degrees Media’s intellectual property may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of 40° Degrees Media. If provided, the images and icons available in the 40° Degrees Media Press Kit may be used by partners and third party sites in connection with providing appropriate links to the 40° Degrees Media Site.
Support Requests & Monthly Support Time
Support must be requested through the proper channels to be received and responded to in a reasonable amount of time. To request support please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not already participate in one of our Care & Support plans each request may be subject to a one (1) hour minimum fee of $129.00 per hour. Developer support and customization hours also may be billed at an additional rate of $129.00 per hour, per request.
Up to 48 hours response time on non-emergency requests. Requests are subject to approval by assigned agent or 40° Degrees Media management. Emergency or rush requests may be subject to a rush surcharge of $99/hour.
Nature of Requests
Requests should fall within the following scope of service:
Our team at 40° Degrees Media is happy to help you with any WordPress editing need or task that can be completed within 30 minutes. The following is a list of the types of requests that typically fall within that scope:
- Troubleshooting/testing plugins
- Troubleshooting/testing forms
- Editing existing content
- Adding new posts, pages, products, etc. when content is provided
- Styling elements with CSS
- Minor/simple image editing such as cropping, compressing, and/or resizing
- Creation of basic buttons
- Google Analytics installation, adding tracking codes to your site and/or pages
- Creating new users
- Setting user roles and/or permissions
- Basic WordPress questions
If you’re unsure about whether or not a request meets these criteria, it never hurts to ask. Feel free to contact us with your question and we’ll do our best to guide you in the right direction.
Examples of typical requests that are out of scope:
- Website redesign
- Graphic design work
- Landing page design
- Custom plugin development
- Custom theme development
- Content creation
- Search marketing/SEO services
- Website audits
- Website and hosting speed optimization
- Anything email related
- Analytics reporting
- Purchasing plugins, themes, license keys, and/or extension
You agree that you will pay for the Services, and that 40° Degrees Media may charge your payment method for any services purchased and for any additional amounts (including any taxes and late fees, as applicable) that may be accrued by or in connection with your Account. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TIMELY PAYMENT OF ALL FEES AND FOR PROVIDING 40° DEGREES MEDIA WITH A VALID PAYMENT METHOD FOR PAYMENT OF ALL FEES.
Your total price will include the price of the product but expressly excludes any applicable taxes; such service tax is based on the bill-to address and the applicable tax rate in effect at the time you use the Services. We will charge tax only in such jurisdictions where the Services are taxable.
Prices for the Services may change at any time at 40° Degrees Media’s sole and exclusive discretion. The Services do not provide price protection or refunds in the event of a price reduction or promotional offering.
Termination, Cancellation & Refunds
Due to setting up security for certain accounts, the cost of which may be higher than the initial monthly payment, cancellation can occur at anytime after your first 2 months (60 days) of service. You’re never required to stay with us – in fact, we’d prefer you have the option to leave if you’re unhappy with our service and give us feedback on how we can serve you better.
40° Degrees Media may terminate or suspend any and all Services and/or your 40° Degrees Media account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your 40° Degrees Media account, you must contact us with your termination request. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
You can contact us through the contact page or email our support team to issue a termination request.
Due to the month-to-month, cancel anytime nature of this agreement, 40° Degrees Media does not issue refunds. However, 40° Degrees Media reserves the right to issue refunds, pro-rated or otherwise for any reason, on a case-by-case basis.
40° Degrees Media reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the terms at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the terms, 40° Degrees Media will notify you by posting an announcement on the site. What constitutes a material change will be determined at 40° Degrees Media’s sole discretion. You shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Using any service or viewing any content following notification of a material change to the terms shall constitute your acceptance of the Terms as modified.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Terms and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind 40° Degrees Media in any respect whatsoever. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. 40° Degrees Media shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond 40° Degrees Media’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including “line-noise” interference). If any provision of the Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. 40° Degrees Media may transfer, assign or delegate the Terms and its rights and obligations without consent. The Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of The United States of America, as if made within Ohio between two residents thereof, and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Ohio courts. Both parties agree that the Terms are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of the Terms, and that all modifications must be in writing and signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein.