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OJS Hosting Term Of Services – openjournaltheme

Last update : 4/6/2021

Welcome to openjournaltheme OJS Hosting Terms of Service! openjournaltheme are a dedicated and professional publishing system platform service provider with several services on OJS, OMP, Eprints, Dspace. We have been working together with many publishers from around the world since 2016 and we are here to help you succeed in your publishing system. Our vision is to allow any publisher to focus on their academic research and improve its reach rather than hurdled by the non-essential technical issue.

The first portion of our Terms of Service is an introduction, which is structured like an FAQ and lays out some high-level concepts before diving into other terms. Before deciding to use or OJS hosting package, We recommend to consider the Term Of Services regarding those services :


This Hosting Agreement is entered into by and between Inovasi Informatik Sinergi Inc. , a Indonesia IT services company (“Inovasi Informatik Sinergi Inc.“) and you, and is made effective as of the date of electronic acceptance. This Agreement sets the terms and conditions of your use of Openjournaltheme OJS Hosting services (the “Services”), and represents the entire agreement between you and Openjournaltheme concerning the subject matter here of.

Your electronic acceptance of this Agreement signifies that you have read, understand, acknowledge and agree to be bound by this Agreement, along with our Universal Terms Of Service Agreement, which is incorporated herein by this reference, and any other agreements or policies that are expressly incorporated herein.

The terms “we”, “us” or “our” shall refer to Openjournaltheme. The terms “you”, “your”, “User” or “client” shall refer to any individual or entity who accepts this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

At our sole and absolute discretion, openjournaltheme may change or modify this Agreement, any policies or agreements incorporated herein, and any limitations or limitations on the Service, at any time, and such changes or modifications will take effect immediately after being posted on this page. Your use of the Service after such change or modification constitutes your acceptance of this Agreement and any limitations of the Service as last revised. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement and any limitation of the Service as last revised, do not continue to use the Service. We may occasionally notify you of changes or modifications to this Agreement by email. Therefore, it is very important that you keep your account information up to date. We are not responsible for your failure to receive email notifications if the failure is caused by an inaccurate email address.

We provide OJS cloud Hosting based on the specification that we have the offer on the pricing page. We don’t use Cpanel or on some of our packages, we provide our client with the virtualmin panel. This is considered for our client to make the server management easier and if any trouble on OJS should be done by our professional team only. Our clients are strictly forbidden to modify the OJS source code for any reason, so that we can ensure that the OJS you use can run optimally.

We don’t provide any email server. This to make sure that the shared IP on our server never get blocked by any indexing services. We recommend the client to use the dedicated email provider such as Zoho or Gmail Business Suite.

We respect any license term as our work ethics. That’s why all OJS Hosting services, we are using the legal product such as free software, commercial software with a legal license that acquired by openjournaltheme.com to use on our server.

2.Client Responsible

2.1 Abuse Activity

You acknowledge and agree that you may not use our server and your website as a source, intermediary, return address, or destination address for mail bombs, Internet packet flooding, packet breakdowns, denial of service, or other abusive activity. Hacking servers or other acts of security breaches are prohibited and we reserve the right to delete sites that contain information about hacking or links to such information. Using your OJS site as an anonymous gateway is prohibited. We prohibit the use of software or scripts that run on our servers that cause the server to load beyond a reasonable rate, as determined by us. You agree that we have the right to temporarily or permanently delete your website from our server if you violate this Agreement and / or there is activity that threatens the stability of our network. You acknowledge and agree that all websites associated with your hosting account may be deleted if one website violates this Agreement. In addition to the General Rules of Conduct set out in our Universal Terms of Service, you agree not to engage in unacceptable use of the Service, which includes, but is not limited to using the Service to:
2.1.1 Distribute or transmit any material that, to people common sense may be offensive, vulgar or malicious;
2.1.2. Attempt to mislead anyone about the identity, source or origin of any communication;
2.1.3 Interfere with, or attempt to gain unauthorized access to any computer system, server, network or account for which you do not have authorization to access or at a level that exceeds your authorization; 
2.1.4 Engage in other activities that we deem contrary to the spirit or purpose of this Agreement or our policies; or 
2.1.5 Use your server as an “open relay” or for similar purposes. 

  • Note : On OJS hosting that we provide for uses other than OJS, such as Personal websites, University websites, systems that have no relationship with Open Journal System (OJS), we have the right to unilaterally terminate subscriptions with or without giving you a warning, you can ask the reason why we stopped service You cannot sue openjournaltheme if we do stop the free OJS hosting service.

2.2 You will always be the controller of OJS data and content without any responsibility to openjournaltheme 

You will not provide any personal information that we have provided such as login information, server information, etc to anyone regarding your clients, visitors, end users. You acknowledge that openjournaltheme in certain limited cases has access to your OJS system as a super admin and communications for the purposes set out in this Agreement. However, in cases of limited access like that, openjournaltheme will not make changes or make additional submissions, change the appearance of the OJS or other data contained in your OJS.

Without limitation of the generality of the provisions above, you are fully responsible for the detailed server information that we have previously shared relating to organizational security to protect personal data stored or processed on your website or server. As a result, you will be fully responsible for all and any data breaches, incidents and similar breaches related to such data, except if the data breaches occurred solely due to technical failures, malfunctions or server and resource errors, which expressly have guaranteed by openjournaltheme.

2.3 OJS Source code 

OJS Source code We reserve the right to modify, change, or terminate the OJS Source code at any time for security reasons or patching reason on your OJS system, and you agree to cooperate in taking steps that may be necessary to install any updates to your OJS system. OJS Source code is not sold or distributed to you, and you may use the OJS stable version only as part of the Service. You may not use OJS Source code outside of the Services we provide. You may download, install, or use OJS Source code which is accompanied by or requires approval for services or a license agreement from a third party provider unless you first agree to the terms and conditions of the service or license agreement. For maintenance purposes you may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble OJS source code, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by the openjournaltheme team or you are ready to accept service consequences requested or not supported by OJS hosting openjournaltheme.

3.Openjournaltheme responsible

3.1 Storage and Security
openjournaltheme is fully responsible for taking action to:
3.1.1 Prevent loss or damage to your website or server content.
3.1.2 Maintain independent archives and backup copies of your website or content servers.
3.1.3 Ensure the security, confidentiality and integrity of all your OJS sites or OJS content stored on our servers. 

3.2 OJS Content 
Openjournaltheme is obliged to protect all OJS content on the openjournaltheme server. 

3.3 OJS Maintenance & Services
Openjournaltheme will provide maintenance services and software support for OJS . Maintenance services and software support includes :
3.3.1 The release of new software versions, OJS upgrades, and software-related upgrade 2 Journal per 1 Year.
3.3.2 Configuration changes for OJS and surface layer changes to the web interface, including assistance where required for the addition of collections and communities.
3.3.3 Fault support, email, product support and web server OJS application support in collaboration with the client’s IT services.
3.3.4 Fault reports may be submitted by email or through our online fault tracking system.  Email responses to fault reports will generally be provided within 24 hours of receipt of fault reports/

3.4 OJS Support

We give support for all our client that are using our OJS hosting services. This support including :

3.4.1 For extended package or more will get once a year OJS upgrade if a security fix released (not the new version upgrade) for at most 2 journals on the OJS system (an additional journal that needs upgrade required additional cost).
3.4.2 Help our client to fix some common plugin or functionality on OJS system that does not work out (not bug fix any OJS core or plugin core)
3.4.3 Free update on our products (theme and plugin) as long as our clients using our cloud services.
3.4.4 Daily backup data (asset files) and database to an internal server and an external server.
3.4.5 Setup monitoring services to monitoring domain up status.
3.4.6 Upgrade our server or some application that resides on our server to optimize the security and functionality of our server.
3.4.7 Fix immediately any problem on the server level that affects our client sites.
3.4.8 Although we always make a double backup of our site clients, we recommend for any of our clients to do the manual periodic backup of their site.

3.5 OJS Migration

3.5.1 The OJS migration process can only be done among OJS platforms.
3.5.2 We do not migrate if the journal platform you are using is not OJS, for example if you previously had a journal platform using wordpress or another platform (not OJS) you want to move articles to OJS, then this is not included in the migration agreement on our hosting.
3.5.3 We can do the OJS migration process from different platforms, but you will be charged an additional fee of $ 2 per article.



  1. We don’t have any right on any asset or data of any clients that using our services and will not using their content for any purposes without their permission.
  2. We are not responsible for any content that created by our clients that using our services
  3. We don’t allow any content related to prostitution, gambling, drug abuse, hoax or false information that intentionally created, child abuse, porn or any illegal content.
  4. Redistribute it to any purposes without the permission from our client.


4 Refund Policy

We hope to provide maximum service to all our customers, but if you have problems and are not satisfied with the services we provide and have contacted our team to find solutions to the problems you are facing, then you have the right to request a refund within 20 days from the time the service was registered.

4.1 Refunds are not available for:

  • TOS violation.
  • Extend, and upgrade Hosting services.

4.2 Refund method can only be done by

  • Bank transfer (The name of the account holder and the destination account number in the refund process via bank transfer must be the same as the bill payer. If there is a differences.
  • Paypal, Refunds via PayPal only apply if bill payments are made using PayPal.
5. Suspension and Termination
You agree to comply with these Terms of service. All forms of violations, both the Terms & Conditions and other rules: the above rules and policies, can be a reason for the Openjournaltheme team to suspend or terminate your account. You agree that the Openjournaltheme team has the right, with or without notice, to suspend or terminate your account after the first or subsequent occurrence of any of the following:
5.1 Using the Services in a manner that is a violation of applicable regulations, laws, court orders, tariffs, regulations, or agreements (including, but not limited to, intellectual property, communications, privacy, criminal and international law).
5.1.2 OJS Content devoted to pornography. Legal adult content is allowed, but cannot be the main focus of your website.
5.1.3  OJS Content site services devoted to gambling (online gambling, lottery, gambling predictions, and others)
5.1.4  OJS Content  that contain content related to illegal drugs, including drugs, drugs that require special permission from the BPOM and the Ministry of Health.
5.1.4 Using the our hosting in a manner intended to abuse or violate the privacy or property rights of others, including but not limited to sending unsolicited bulk e-mail (spamming); the reasons for the suspension and dismissal are separate from and in addition to the costs arising from these activities. You agree to pay a $ 50 cleaning fee every hour if any of our server’s IP addresses are blacklisted due to the spam activity of your account.
5.1.5 Use the Service in an attempt to bypass security, or to break into the security of any computer network (including the Service itself), or to access accounts, messages or files that do not belong to you.
5.1.6 Use your account as a backup service. All files must form part of your website and must be linked to and from your account.
5.1.7 Use the Service in such a way as to forge or represent headers, addresses or other identities on e-mails or websites, or use other means to disguise the identity or location of the sender. This includes proxy server hosting applications.

5.1.8 Uploading, linking, or storing warez, exploit files, cracks, or other pirated software. 
5.1.9 Directly or indirectly assist in distributing copyrighted materials.
5.2.0 Provide false or incomplete contact details, including name, postal address and telephone number.
5.2.1 Use the Service to run server programs, including but not limited to mail servers, IRC servers, game servers, FTP servers, Web servers, or streaming audio / video servers.
5.2.2 Using the Service for mail bombing, including cases where several messages are sent to a single destination with a specific purpose with the aim of causing the recipient and / or the electronic system serving that recipient to experience interference.
5.2.3 Use the Service to add or attempt to add an address to any mailing list (yours or a third party) without the express permission of the owner of the address.
5.2.4 Engaging in harassment, whether through the language, frequency or size of messages, whether by email or website content.
Security – You agree not to access or attempt to access the privacy areas of the Service.

You agree to notify the Openjournaltheme team as soon as you become aware of any misuse of your account and / or a breach or attempted breach of the security of the Service.

5.2.6 Intellectual Property –  Openjournaltheme team is not obligated to examine or view messages, files or other content, which can be accessed through, via, or is on the Service. Complaints regarding suspected copyright infringement can be sent to support@openjournaltheme.com


 6. Dispute
 You agree that all disputes between you and the Openjournaltheme team that arise because of your use of the service in any way based on your commitment as a customer, and / or the use of the Service that cannot be resolved between you and the Openjournaltheme team, will be registered by the aggrieved party to bind arbitration under the auspices of Indonesian law.

7.Applicable law

These Terms & Conditions are governed in all respects under Indonesian law.

These Terms & Policies can be changed in any way and at any time by the Openjournaltheme team. Your continued use of the Service will be deemed to have agreed to these changes. If you do not wish to continue using our Services because of these changes, you can inform the Openjournaltheme team of your wish to stop using the Services.

Openjournaltheme.com started in 2016 by a passionate team that focused to provide affordable OJS, OMP,  OPS,  Dspace, Eprints products and services. Our mission to help publishers to be more focus on their content research rather than tackled by many technical OJS issues.

Under the legal company name :
Inovasi Informatik Sinergi Inc.

Secure Payment :

All the client’s financial account data is stored in the respective third-party site (such as Paypal, Wise and Direct Payment).
*Payment on Credit card can be done by request
Your financial account is guaranteed protection. We never keep any of the clients’ financial data.