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QuestionPoint Service Level Agreement

QuestionPoint Service Level Agreement

This Service Level Agreement applies to you if you have subscribed to the web-based version of QuestionPoint and your account is current. 


  • Site - The QuestionPoint site.
  • Server - The hardware used to communicate to the Internet and the location of the Site and all supporting tables.
  • Planned Update - Changes that need to be made to the Server or QuestionPoint service that are not urgent in nature and do not materially affect the day-to-day use of the QuestionPoint service.  For example, a "Planned Update" may enhance the user experience, improve efficiencies, address Server needs, or possibly expand the services that are provided.
  • Emergency Update – Changes that need to be posted to the Site that are of an urgent nature.  An "Emergency Update" will be defined as such through the collaboration of Turning Technologies' IT department, Product Management and R&D.  "Emergency Updates" include, but are not limited to, situations that have or will cause the Site to go down, security risks, and/or instability of the Server or the QuestionPoint service.


Planned Updates:

Planned Updates will typically be performed at 1:00 AM (U.S. Eastern time) on Sunday mornings.  Many Planned Updates will not take more than 1 hour of down time to post.  This means that the Site will be available to subscribers, in most cases, by 2:00 AM (U.S. Eastern time). However, Turning Technologies reserves the right to utilize as much time as necessary to apply any applicable changes.

Scheduled maintenance and/or resetting of the Server will typically be completed at this time.

In the interim, the Site will display a message alerting visitors to the Site of its unavailability.  Subscribers trying to use the QuestionPoint service in connection with any of the products supporting QuestionPoint will receive a message stating "Failed to connect with Server".

Some examples of Planned Updates include, but are not limited to, the following:

Type Examples
Scheduled maintenance Hardware upgrades Software upgrades Backups

Emergency Updates:

In the unusual case where an Emergency Update must be performed in connection with the Server or the Site, visitors to the Site will receive a message alerting them of its unavailability.  Subscribers trying to use the QuestionPoint service in connection with any of the products supporting QuestionPoint will receive a message "Failed to connect with Server".

As with any emergency case, the turnaround time for the Emergency Update is unpredictable.  However, Turning Technologies will be committed to bringing the Site to full operation in an efficient manner. 

Some examples of situations that would be in the "Emergency Update" category include, but are not limited to, the following:

Type Examples


Hardware failure (note that faulty hardware is rare) Telecommunication failure (for example, a provider accidentally cuts a fiber line) Software bugs/flaws Monitoring/measurement system failure

There are situations that are out of the direct control of Turning Technologies and must be resolved by the subscriber and the subscriber's service provider.  Some examples of situations that would be in this category include, but are not limited to, the following:

Type Examples
Network issues not within direct control of service provider Backbone peering point issues (for example, a router in California goes down, denying Internet services to the entire West Coast) DNS issues not within the direct control of the service provider
Denial of service Client negligence/willful misconduct Network floods, hacks, and attacks Acts of God, war strikes or unavailability of telecommunications

Security Statement:

Turning Technologies takes the security of any and all data very seriously and has taken this into consideration within the QuestionPoint solution.  QuestionPoint requires each user in your organization to use a unique user name and provides a unique password that must be entered each time a user logs on to use the service.  Each password owner is responsible for keeping the password secret and confidential, and for notifying Turning Technologies if the password may have been stolen or might otherwise be misused.

Turning Technologies implements security methods based on dynamic data and encoded data. For the user login within TurningTalk, we take advantage of DES encryption locally on the user's system to secure the capture of the user login and password.

In addition, QuestionPoint is hosted in a secure server environment that uses a firewall and other advanced technology to prevent interference or access from outside intruders.


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