We understand that your PBX is the life blood of your company. It HAS to be online all the time…period. Because of this, we have a 100% Uptime Guarantee.
100% Uptime Guarantee
We offer our 100% uptime guarantee via this Service Level Agreement based on network and virtual host availability. Collectively, these guidelines may be referred to as the “SLA.” This SLA is provided as a supplement to any other hosting terms and conditions that have been agreed upon.
This uptime guarantee is applicable on a per-service-item basis and is not applied to your entire invoice. For instance, if you have multiple hosted PBX servers with us, and one (1) of those servers experiences downtime, any credit due to you under this uptime guarantee would be proportional to the one (1) server’s downtime and not to your entire account. This uptime guarantee does not apply to external sources of downtime such as a local Internet outage at your site(s), DNS resolution issues, or issues with the PBX software itself.
The uptime guarantee ONLY applies to network and instance availability during normal operation. The uptime guarantee does NOT apply to server-side software uptime. Any outage due to server software, operating systems, improper configurations, denial of service attack against your hosted server, or any other non-network or non-“host node” outage, for any reason and whether or not such outage is caused by Us due to upgrading, troubleshooting or performing any other tasks, is not subject to this uptime guarantee. The guarantee does NOT apply when a scheduled maintenance occurs with a minimum of twenty-four (24) hour notice or in the event a time critical patch/update must be applied as long as the outage/packetloss does not exceed ten (10) minutes.
Furthermore, none of the guarantees in this SLA may be combined. For example, a hardware outage that also disrupts network activity will not qualify You for two (2) separate credits. If for example, a hardware outage was the basis for the connectivity loss, the entire event will count as one single outage for the purpose of determining applicable credit.
In accordance with the procedure outlined below, you must initiate a support ticket (email email@example.com) and request that a credit be applied to your account. Merely initiating a support ticket related to an outage will not result in any credit to your account. Initiating a support ticket and requesting a credit is what triggers an event for any potential credits; however, Crosstalk Solutions must still determine, in its sole discretion, whether or not an eligible outage has occurred. If Crosstalk Solutions determines that an eligible outage has occurred, then the ticket you generated will be used to generate a credit using the table below:
|Outage Time Frame||Credit Amount|
|Less than 9 minutes||12 Hours|
|10 – 59 minutes||24 Hours|
|60 – 119 minutes||48 Hours|
|120 – 239 minutes||120 Hours|
|240 – 419 minutes||240 Hours|
|420+ minutes||672 Hours (1 Month)|
How To Obtain Your Credit
In order to receive any credit offered under this SLA, You must initiate a support ticket related to the event AND expressly request that We issue a credit. DO NOT ASSUME THAT WE ARE AWARE OF YOUR OUTAGE. Your outage may be wholly unrelated to Crosstalk Solutions’ services, so unless You contact Us via a support ticket, We may not be aware any problem exists. Outages related to hardware or other services or events not under Crosstalk Solutions’ control are not eligible for any guarantee or credit offered under this SLA.
You may initiate such support ticket via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You MUST obtain a Crosstalk Solutions ticket number as proof that you initiated a support ticket related to the outage, and the support ticket MUST ask for a credit related to the outage. As stated herein, the timestamp on the support ticket will mark the beginning of an outage should Crosstalk Solutions determine that an eligible outage occurred. If Crosstalk Solutions was aware of the issue before You were, we may notify You of the outage. In such instance, You must still initiate a support ticket to confirm that You are aware of the outage, and such support ticket must still also request a credit. To be clear, You must have a support ticket number in order to receive any credits under this SLA.