In order to use the Tencent Cloud Cloud Connect Network (“CCN”) service (the “Service”), you should read and observe this Tencent Cloud Cloud Connect Network Service Level Agreement (this “Agreement”, or this “SLA”) and the Tencent Cloud Service Agreement. This Agreement contains, among others, the terms and definitions of the Service, Service availability and Service uptime metrics, compensation plan and release of liabilities. Please carefully read and fully understand each and every provision hereof, and the provisions restricting or releasing certain liabilities, or otherwise related to your material rights and interests, may be in bold font or underlined or otherwise brought to your special attention.
Please do not purchase the Service unless and until you have fully read, and completely understood and accepted all the terms hereof. By clicking “Agree”/ “Next”, or by purchasing or using the Service, or by otherwise accepting this Agreement, whether express or implied, you are deemed to have read, and agreed to be bound by, this Agreement. This Agreement shall then have legal effect on both you and Tencent Cloud, constituting a binding legal document on both parties.
1.1 Cloud Connect Network (CCN)
Cloud Connect Network refer to multi-point interconnection services provided by Tencent Cloud connecting cloud VPC, VPC and local data centers. You may access the entire network resources through a single point connect by adding VPC and direct gateway instance to CCN, thus easily establishing a simple, intelligent, secure and flexible hybrid cloud and worldwide Internet. For details, please refer to the Service you purchase and the Service provided by Tencent Cloud.
1.2 Service Unavailability
When all your attempts to establish communication connecting two territories through designated cloud connect network within one (1) minute fail (i.e., the packet loss rate between such two territories of the CCN instance within one (1) minute is 100%, which is subject to the monitoring data of Tencent Cloud) due to any reason attributable to Tencent Cloud, it should be deemed that the CCN instance between these two territories within such one (1) minute is unavailable.
1.3 Service Downtime
Service Downtime within a Service Month between two territories refers to the accumulated duration of Service Unavailability calculated in minutes between such two territories within such month.
1.4 Service Month(s)
Service Month(s) refer to the calendar month(s) within the term of the Service purchased by you. For example, if you purchase the Service for a term of three months starting from March 17, there will be four (4) Service Months (the first Service Month from March 17 to March 31, the second from April 1 to April 30, the third from May 1 to May 31, and the fourth from June 1 to June 16).
1.5 Monthly Service Fee
The total service fees paid by you within one (1) Service Month for the Service between two territories.
2.1 Calculation of Service Availability
The Service Availability is calculated on an instance basis between designated territories as follows: Service Availability = ( (total time calculated in minutes within a Service period - Service Downtime calculated in minutes / total time of a Service period calculated in minutes) × 100%
2.2 Standard of Service Availability
The Service has three categories of Service levels, namely, Platinum, Gold and Silver, and the standard of Service Availability for each tier is set forth in the chart below. You are entitled to the compensation as set forth in Section 3 below if the Service Availability fails to meet the aforementioned standard, other than in any circumstance as provided for in the release of liabilities provisions below.
|Service Level (QOS)||Service Availability|
In respect of this Service, if the Service Availability fails to meet the abovementioned standard, you will be entitled to compensations in accordance with the following terms:
3.1 Standards of Compensation
(1) Compensations will be made in the form of voucher by Tencent Cloud, and you should follow the rules for using the voucher (including the valid term; for details, please refer to the rules of vouchers published on Tencent Cloud’s official website). You cannot redeem such voucher for cash or request to issue an invoice for such voucher. Such voucher can only be used to purchase the Service by using your Tencent Cloud account. You cannot use the voucher to purchase other services of Tencent Cloud, nor should you give the voucher to a third party for consideration or for free.
(2) If the Service Availability for a Service Month fails to meet the standard, the amount of compensation will be calculated for such month independently, and the aggregate amount shall be no more than the applicable Monthly Service Fee paid by you for such month (the Monthly Service Fee referred to herein shall exclude the fee deducted by a voucher or promotional coupon, Service fee discounted or waived, or fees otherwise deductible).
3.2 Time Limit for Compensation Application
(1) If the Service Availability for a Service Month fails to meet the abovementioned Service Availability standard, you may apply for compensation through (and only through) the support ticket system under your relevant account after the fifth (5th) business day of the month immediately following such Service Month. Tencent Cloud will verify and ascertain your application upon receipt of such application. If there is any dispute over the calculation of the Service Availability for a Service Month, both parties agree that the back-end record of Tencent Cloud will prevail.
(2) You should apply for such compensation no later than sixty (60) calendar days following the expiry of the applicable Service Month in which the Service Availability fails to meet the standard. If you fail to make any application within such period, or make the application after such period, or make the application by any means other than that agreed herein, it shall be deemed that you have voluntarily waived your right to apply for such compensation and any other rights you may have against Tencent Cloud, in which case Tencent Cloud has the right to reject your application for compensation and not to make any compensation to you.
If the Service is unavailable due to any of the following reasons, the corresponding Service Downtime shall not be counted towards Service Unavailability, and is not eligible for compensation by Tencent Cloud, and Tencent Cloud will not be held liable to you:
4.1 any system maintenance with prior notice by Tencent Cloud to a client, including system cutover, maintenance, upgrade and failure simulation test.
4.2 any malfunction or configuration adjustment of network or equipment that is not Tencent Cloud facility.
4.3 any hacker attack targeting the application or data information of a client.
4.4 any improper route configuration of a client.
4.5 any loss or leak of any data, pin or password due to improper maintenance or improper confidentiality measures of a client.
4.6 any upgrade of the operation system by a client on its own.
4.7 any application of a client or the installation.
4.8 any negligence of a client or any operation authorized by a client.
4.9 any force majeure event or accident.
4.10 any Service Unavailability or failure of the Service to meet the availability standards due to any reason not attributable to Tencent Cloud.
4.11 any other circumstances in which Tencent Cloud will be exempted or released from its liabilities (for compensation or otherwise) according to relevant laws, regulations, agreements or rules, or any rules or guidelines published by Tencent Cloud separately.
5.1 The parties hereto acknowledge and agree that, for any losses incurred by you during the course of using the Service due to any breach by Tencent Cloud, the aggregate amount of compensation payable by Tencent Cloud shall under no circumstance exceed the total service fees you have paid for the relevant Service which is not performed.
5.2 Tencent Cloud has the right to amend the terms of this Agreement as appropriate or necessary in light of changes in due course. You may review the most updated version of relevant Agreement terms on the official website of Tencent Cloud. If you disagree with such revisions made by Tencent Cloud to this Agreement, you have the right to cease using the Service; by continuing to use the Service, you shall be deemed to have accepted the Agreement as amended.
5.3 As an ancillary agreement to the Tencent Cloud Service Agreement, this Agreement is of the same legal effect as the Tencent Cloud Service Agreement. In respect of any matter not agreed herein, you shall comply with relevant terms under the Tencent Cloud Service Agreement. In case of any conflict or discrepancy between this Agreement and the Tencent Cloud Service Agreement, this Agreement prevails to the extent of such conflict or discrepancy. (End of Document)
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