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Terms of Service

Last Updated: Dec 05, 2017


Welcome to the Alibaba Cloud VPC service

Before activating Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), please read the relevant norms, rules, and use processes (together “rules”) and these terms of service (“terms”) posted on Alibaba Cloud website at www.aliyun.com. If you do not agree to any of the terms or cannot understand the interpretation provided by Alibaba Cloud, please do not continue with subsequent operations. Alibaba Cloud treats your activation or actual use of the VPC service as constituting your full understanding and consent to the rules and terms. Afterwards, you may not invalidate or request to cancel these terms on grounds of failing to fully read and understand, failing to receive answers to your questions from Alibaba Cloud, or of any other reasons.

1 Contracting Entities

These terms of service form a valid contract between yourself and Alibaba Cloud Computing Co. Ltd. on the basis of your use of the Alibaba Cloud VPC service.

2 Agreement Establishment and Validity

Once you click “Free Activation” and perform subsequent operations, this constitutes your agreement to abide by all the provisions in these terms of service. These terms of service form a valid contract between the two parties regarding use of the VPC service.

3 VPC Service Use

3.1. Before you use Alibaba Cloud VPC service, you shall carefully read the relevant service descriptions, technical specifications, and use processes posted on Alibaba Cloud website. You shall understand the content and the consequences that may occur. When using the VPC service, you shall perform operations in accordance with the relevant instructions. Please be aware of the relevant risks and perform operations with caution.

3.2. You understand and agree that the use of Alibaba Cloud VPC is the result of your own independent and careful judgment and will assume the associated responsibilities, including, but not limited to:

3.2.1. When using the VPC service, you shall be responsible for all the results of your independent operations, for example, setting VRouters, VSwitches, custom routes and security groups;

3.2.2. In the process of using the VPC service, you shall be responsible for your own devices, for example, a physical connection and VPN;

3.2.3. Even though you do not have to pay the VPC service, if you use any other Alibaba Cloud paid services, including but not limited to EIP, you shall pay the services in accordance with the Alibaba Cloud charging rules.

3.3. You understand and acknowledge that, when using the VPC service:

3.3.1. You shall not conduct any behaviors that undermine or attempt to undermine network security (including but not limited to phishing, hacker attacks, network fraud, suspected involvement in the spreading of viruses/trojans/malicious code to websites or cyberspace, and suspected involvement in attack behaviors against other websites and servers by using virtual servers, such as scanning, sniffing, ARP spoofing, and DDoS);

3.3.2. You shall not modify or attempt to modify the system configurations provided by Alibaba Cloud or undermine system and network security;

3.3.3. You shall not modify, translate, edit, lease, sublicense, or transmit/transfer on networks the software or services provided by Alibaba Cloud, or obtain the source code of the software provided by Alibaba Cloud through reverse engineering, decompilation, or other methods;

3.3.4. The VPC service provided by Alibaba Cloud may not be copied, propagated, transferred, licensed or provided for use to any third party without the prior written consent of Alibaba Cloud;

3.3.5. You shall not use the VPC service in any way or for any purpose that violates national or local laws and regulations, industry practices, or public morality, or that affects or damages, or may affect or damage, the interests of Alibaba Cloud or the Alibaba Group.

4 Limitation of Liability

You understand and agree that, even though Alibaba Cloud provides availability support for the VPC service during the free period, it disclaims all warranties, in any way, for any error or vulnerability and does not assume any responsibility for your work or results because of your use of the VPC service.

5 Changes and Termination

5.1. You understand and acknowledge that Alibaba Cloud retains the right to modify, cancel, or enhance any number of VPC service functions at its discretion. Alibaba Cloud also has the right to require you to use the latest version. Notice of any such modification shall be posted on the our website, sent by an onsite message, or in some other way.

5.2. If you violate these terms of service in any way or, Alibaba Cloud has good reason to believe you have breached these rules and terms during your use of the VPC service, Alibaba Cloud may suspend or terminate your right to use the VPC service at its discretion without warning. At the same time, if your use of the service has caused losses to Alibaba Cloud, it has the right to require you to compensate such losses.

6 Confidentiality

You and Alibaba Cloud both shall be responsible for the confidentiality of the other party's confidential information, unless the disclosure of such information is required by the national government, courts, or another institution with the relevant authority, or if this information is already in the public domain.

7 Miscellaneous

7.1. You understand and agree that Alibaba Cloud currently provides the VPC service for free (also known as no charges for activation or use). Alibaba Cloud does not rule out the possibility of charges in the future. At such a time, Alibaba Cloud shall publish the charge policy and norms within 10 calendar days by posting an announcement on the appropriate website forum, sending an in-site notification, or by some other means. If you continue to use the VPC service, you shall pay the fees according to the valid charging policy and norms and abide by the valid terms of service published at such time.

7.2. Alibaba Cloud has the right to modify the terms at any time in accordance with changes to relevant laws and regulations, its business conditions and its policy adjustments. The modified terms of service shall be posted on Alibaba Cloud website at www.aliyun.com. If you do not agree with the modified content, you must cease use of the VPC service. Your continued use of the VPC service constitutes your acceptance of the changes to the terms of service.

7.3. If, for whatsoever reason, any provision of these terms, in full or in part, is found to be invalid, unenforceable, or in violation of any applicable law, the provision is deemed to have been removed, and other provisions of the terms shall remain in full force and effect.

7.4. These terms of service shall be governed by the law of the People's Republic of China.Any dispute arising during the performance of these terms of service shall be settled by both parties through consultation in due time.and if no solution is reached, a complaint may be directly lodged by either party to Hangzhou West Lake District People's Court.

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