MarketingFX automates your marketing and enables you to send contact moments to your customers. You would like The Contact Module to always be available and without any loss of data. It is important for you to be able to trust us to prevent any failures at any time, and when a failure should occur, having it solved as soon as possible. Besides you would like to know whom to address whenever you have any issues or questions.
Below you will find which efforts we make to ensure the highest possible availability of our software, how data loss is prevented, which guarantees we give and where to turn for support.
Support can be called upon during opening hours. These hours are from 09:00 until 17:00 GMT, with the exception of Saturdays, Sundays and regular Dutch holidays. Support consists of advisement by telephone, chat or e-mail regarding the use and functioning of The Contact Module.
You can only seek support if you are the registrated as user of The Contact Module.
For our Business subscriptions, a MarketingFX employee will reply to your support request immediately or ultimately within 2 working days after receiving the support request. Standard subscription plans don’t have a maximum response time.
Scheduled maintenance with an expected disruption in the availability of The Contact Module of longer than 5 minutes, will be announced at least 3 days in advance by email. This message includes the following:
- the timing of planned maintenance;
- the expected duration of the work concerned, provided a full stop of the operation of The Contact Module;
- the nature of the likely disruption of The Contact Module.
We are committed to provide our service with as little disruption as possible.
There is disruption of our service when:
- there is a deviation from the specifications which prevents normal use of The Contact Module;
- an interruption of more than 5 minutes occurs;
- the interruption is not the result of scheduled maintenance.
We guarantee an availability rate of The Contact Module of 99.5%. This rate is measured over a calendar month. For each month that we as a result of circumstances attributable to us are unable to comply with this warranty, you can request us to reimburse one-month subscription fee until 2 weeks after the occurrence of the disruption.
The Contact Module servers are housed in the data centers, quoted in the Data Processing Agreement. This data center is one of the most advanced data centers in the areas of security, climate control and redundancy. The data center is ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 and certified.
All Contact Module servers and networking equipment are of high quality and are redundant. The servers have redundant power supplies, disks and network connections with the aim that a server continues to function even if a component fails.
For each server, we have a standby back-up server. These servers have the latest version of The Contact Module and include a “near real-time” back-up of the database (the back-up is several seconds behind). In addition to the “near real-time” back-up there is a daily full back-up of the database. These back-ups are kept up to 1 month.
New versions of The Contact Module are carefully tested before they are put into production. There is a rollback procedure by which the present system can be reversed and can be returned to the latest stable version of The Contact Module.
Serious faults (with priority I and II) are automatically detected and automatically attempted to resolve the interference. If this fails, a number of Contact Module technicians are notified by phone within 5 minutes after the failure occurs and a fault report is emailed and sent via SMS. Detection and notification are made redundant from different locations.
If you experience a failure, you can always perform an emergency call using our contact form. Our technicians in duty will immediately be notified.
When failures occur in the use of The Contact Module, we categorize it in priority and carry out related activities according to the table below.
|I||The Contact Module can not be used. This has a critical impact on the production environment where an immediate recovery is required.||Immediately after reporting, all activities are undertaken towards a permanent solution and this is continued until an acceptable solution is available, or to show that further research, possibly with others, is necessary.|
|II||The Contact Module is operational but under severe restrictions. The situation requires urgent recovery.||As soon as possible but within 8 working hours, activities are undertaken focused on recovery.|
|III||The Contact Module is limited operational.||Within 3 days after reporting activities are to be undertaken focused on recovery.|
|IV||There are wishes connected to improvements in The Contact Module regarding deviations from the specifications.||We assess the desire to improve The Contact Module and will, if the wish is granted, prepare a plan to carry out maintenance.|
To recover failures as quickly as possible a number of situations are identified and procedures established for this recovery. These procedures mainly concern interferences with priority classes I and II.
If an interruptions of service occurs that is not (expected to be) resolved within an hour and the email facility is not effected by the fault, the contacts of the effected accounts will be informed by email.
Total failure at the data center:
We have carefully selected the data center which carries our service and the carrier that provides the internet connection. Although we cannot solve any issues outside our infrastructure, we keep ourselves well informed of the progress of the restoration by the data center or the carrier.
If one of our firewalls should fail an automatic failover will take place.
If one of our servers should fail, we are able to enable a back-up server remotely. If we decide that there is no other faster way to recover the fault, then we will do this within 1 hour after the discovery of the malfunction. The loss of data is minimized because the back-up is just seconds behind.
If the operating system or any other critical software on one of our servers should fail, we are able to switch to a back-up server remotely. If we decide that there is no other faster way to restore the fault, then we will do this within 1 hour after the discovery of the malfunction. The loss of data is minimized because the back-up is just seconds behind.
Data loss or corruption due to a hardware failure:
If The Contact Module database becomes corrupted due to a hardware failure such as a hard drive crash, then we are able to switch to a back-up server remotely. If we decide that there is no other faster way to recover the data, then we will do this within 1 hour after the discovery of the malfunction.
Data loss or corruption due to a software bug or manual operation:
If data should become lost or corrupted due to a bug in the software or a manual action of one of our technicians and this fatal instruction is executed on the back-up database, we will do everything to restore the data by using the last full back-up rather than replacing the entire database with the back-up.