Pulsed Media Seedbox SLA Policy

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We offer a standard service level agreement for our Seedbox services, covering hardware, network and support services.


In summary 2009+, 2009+ X2, 2011 series offerings have standard 1 to 1 compensation on hardware, complete network failures along with unreasonably delayed support services, in most cases granted automatically, or you can request compensation. This SLA also covers cases of slow support services on outage issues. This does not cover cases where the downtime or major service degradation cannot be verified by Pulsed Media, or is caused by customer itself, force majeure or is otherwise beyond the control of Pulsed Media. Many times this compensation is given automatically, or you can request via ticket.

This does not cover PAST issues, request for compensation can only be done for issues happened within the past 2 weeks.

Seedbox Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Concerned services

This SLA covers service offerings of 2009+, 2009+ X2 and 2011, including 2009+ Starter. This does not cover special, one-time, VPS, Dedicated server services.


Compensation is done in 1:1 fashion in time, and at minimum 1 day. For example, if downtime was 4 days you will get 4 day extension to your service. In special cases Pulsed Media may grant larger compensation. Minimum compensation is 1 day, and compensation is rounded to nearest 1 full day.

Failures covered

The failures covered in this agreement are as follows:

  • Hard drive failures, which requires replacement of the hardware
  • Power supply, motherboard, RAM or CPU failure which requires complete replacement of the unit
  • Complete network outage: Server is completely unaccessible.
  • Over 3 day delay in resolution of software issue reported by customer via ticket, which causes major degradation of service.

Service degradation by software

Covered are FTP and HTTP (inc. GUI) access downtime, not solved in sensible time frame of 3 days of ticket opening. This does not cover scheduled maintenance, user caused issues such as quota exceeded, or delayed updates/upgrades of hardware/software.

Failures not covered

Failures which are not covered are for example software caused issues, or "normal" outage, ie. due to too heavy load requiring a reboot.

  • Any case which takes less than 24hrs to recover from
  • Server reboots
  • Software issues requiring downtime for maintenance
  • HDD consistency checks
  • Any software issue causing complete or partial downtime
  • The downtime or service degradation is caused by the customer itself.
  • The downtime or service degradation in question is not reported by customer via ticketing system.
  • Force Majeure cases. For example: DC has shutdown the server for whatever reason, may it be power outage, heat issues etc.
  • Data loss, whether it be caused by user, provider, DC, or any other party.
  • GUI issues caused by the customer (ie. data deletion)
  • Scheduled maintenance
  • Any issue caused by lack of payment of services (suspension, termination), including transaction delays (ie. PP eCheque, IBAN Wiretransfer).
  • Any issue caused by direct action or inaction by customer
  • Issues caused by 3rd party software installed by customer, or not qualified & verified by Pulsed Media to work in conjunction with the services.
  • Issues which has happened more than 2 weeks prior to request of compensation.

Verification of issue

The starting time is counted from the time of receiving information of the outage by Pulsed Media, whether it be notified by DC, Customer or noticed during scheduled maintenance. We need to have valid ticket we can verify the outage.

Final decision

Final decision is always done by Pulsed Media staff, and we reserve the right to deny any SLA compensation request, or grant any compensation beyond this document.