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Data Transmission Service Level Agreement

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2018

Version Date: March 2018

This Alibaba Cloud International Website Data Transmission Service Level Agreement (“SLA”) applies to your purchase of use of the Alibaba Cloud International Website Data Transmission Service (“Service”) under the terms and conditions of the Alibaba Cloud Product Terms of Service (“Product Terms”) between the relevant Alibaba Cloud entity described in the Product Terms (“Alibaba Cloud”, “us”, or “we”) and you.


    1.1 “Monthly Service Fee” means the total charges paid by you for the Services in one calendar month. If you pay for the Service by upfront lump sum payment, Monthly Service Fee equals to the lump sum payment divided by the number of months of the Service covered by such payment.

    1.2 “Monthly Uptime Percentage” means a percentage of Service availability calculated by reference to the following formula:


    1.3 “Downtime” means the accumulated number of minutes during which the service remains unavailable in a calendar month. A Service is unavailable when data written by the DTS instance cannot be synchronized to the destination database and such status has lasted for more than five minutes.

    1.4 “Exclusions” means any unavailability, suspension, or termination of the Service that is due to any of the following:

    (a) suspension or termination described in Clause 8.2 of the Membership Agreement;

    (b) events that are outside of our reasonable control, including any events of force majeure such as earthquakes, downtime of the relevant submarine communication cables, failure of telecommunications infrastructure or systems, riots, Acts of God, etc.;

    (c) events that result from any actions or inactions on your part in connection with your use of the Service;

    (d) events that arise out of your or any third parties’ (not under our direct control) equipment, software, and/or technology;

    (e) events that result from your failure to adhere to any required configurations for the use of the Service;

    (f) events that result from your illegal or unlawful use of the Service, or your breach of any of the terms and conditions of the Alibaba Cloud Product Terms, Terms of Use, or Membership Agreement;

    (g) events that result from your non-payment of any charges payable to us;

    (h) events that result from critical accidents or failure of the relevant internet service provider(s);

    (i) Scheduled Downtime.

    (j) events that arise out of the source or destination database;

    (k) events that result from your incompliance with the SDK use instructions of the data subscription function; and,

    (l) events that result from your failure to update on the DTS console after the user name and password of the source or destination database are changed.

    1.5 “Scheduled Downtime” means the periods of Downtime relating to network, hardware, or service maintenance or upgrades. We will use reasonable commercial endeavors to provide written notice to you prior to the commencement of Scheduled Downtime.

    1.6 “Service Guarantee” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2 of this SLA.

    1.7 “Service Credit” means the percentage of the Monthly Service Fee for the affected Service that is credited to you for a claim following our service credit claim process under Section 3.


    We shall use commercially reasonable endeavors to provide a Monthly Uptime Percentage of 99.95% of the Service. If we fail to meet the Service Guarantee, subject to the terms and conditions of this SLA, you shall be entitled to claim a Service Credit in accordance with Section 3 herein. The Service Guarantee does not apply to the Exclusions.


    3.1 If you believe that the Service Guarantee in connection with your use of the Service is not met in any month, then you may file a claim for Service Credit in accordance with Clause 3.2. Your claim must include at least the following information:

    (a) A detailed description of the incident;

    (b) The date, time and duration of the Downtime and other relevant details relating to any claimed failure of operations of the Service; and

    (c) Any other information that we reasonably ask you to provide to support your claim.

    3.2 Your claim for a Service Credit must be received by us within sixty (60) days after the last day of the calendar month of occurrence of the event giving rise to the claim. Your failure to submit the claim within this time will be deemed to be an irrevocable waiver of your right to claim and receive such Service Credit. Once we receive your claim, we will review and evaluate your claim and may require your co-operation in conducting a joint investigation to ascertain whether the Service Guarantee has been breached and if so, the cause of the failure. We will make a good faith determination if a Service Credit is to be provided to you in our sole discretion and will inform you the result as soon as reasonably practicable. We will use commercially reasonable effort to process your claim and provide the Service Credit to you as early as possible.

    3.3 If we, after our good faith review of your claim, determine that a Service Credit must be provided to you, the Service Credit to be provided will be the following:

    Monthly Uptime Percentage Service Credit Percentage
    Less than 99.90%, but equal to or greater than 99.00% 15%
    Less than 99.00%, but equal to or greater than 95.00% 30%
    Less than 95.00% 100%

    3.4 Subject to Clauses 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 above, the Service Credit shall only apply to set-off the fees payable by you for the Service. The Service Credit shall not be used or applied to set-off the fees for the other Alibaba Cloud services, unless otherwise stated to you in writing by us from time to time.

    3.5 The Service Credits provided in any month (i) for a particular instance of use of the Service shall not, under any circumstance, exceed the total fee paid for that instance of use of the Service in such month; and, (ii) for any given month, shall not exceed your Monthly Service Fee in such month.

    3.6 The Service Credit provided must be used within six (6) month from the date the Service Credit is made available for you to use.

    3.7 You agree that any decision or determination made by us relating to your claim for any Service Credit shall be final and binding on you.


    4.1 In the event of any inconsistency between yours and our system records relating to your claim, unless the discrepancy is caused by any material error or malfunction of our system, our system record shall at all times prevail and be the final and conclusive reference for calculating the Service Credits to be provided to you.

    4.2 The Service Credit provided in this SLA are your sole and exclusive remedy for any failure in the performance of the Service and we shall not be liable to the you or any person claiming through you for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damages or losses or expenses whatsoever, including but not limited to, loss of profits or business and irrespective of whether the claim arises in contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise.

    4.3 We reserve the right to change the terms of this SLA anytime by posting an amended and restated version of this SLA on the Alibaba Cloud International Website. Your continued use of the service after the publication of the amended SLA shall be deemed as your acceptance of the amended SLA.

    4.4 This SLA shall constitute part of your agreement for your purchase and use of the Service.