AWS Cost Explorer API Service Level Agreement

Last Updated: March 8, 2019

This AWS Cost Explorer API Service Level Agreement ("SLA") is a policy governing the use of the AWS Cost Explorer API and applies separately to each account using the AWS Cost Explorer API. In the event of a conflict between the terms of this SLA and the terms of the AWS Customer Agreement or other agreement with us governing your use of our Services (the “Agreement”), the terms and conditions of this SLA apply, but only to the extent of such conflict. Capitalized terms used herein but not defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Agreement.

Service Commitment

AWS will use commercially reasonable efforts to make the AWS Cost Explorer API available with a Monthly Uptime Percentage of at least 99.9% during any monthly billing cycle (the "Service Commitment"). In the event the AWS Cost Explorer API does not meet the Monthly Uptime Percentage commitment, you will be eligible to receive a Service Credit as described below.

Service Credits

Service Credits are calculated as a percentage of the charges paid by you for the AWS Cost Explorer API that did not meet the Monthly Uptime Percentage commitment in a billing cycle in accordance with the schedule below.

Monthly Uptime Percentage
Service Credit Percentage

Less than 99.9% but equal to or greater than 99.0%

10%

Less than 99.0% but equal to or greater than 95.0%

25%

Less than 95.0%

100%

We will apply any Service Credits only against future AWS Cost Explorer API payments otherwise due from you. At our discretion, we may issue the Service Credit to the credit card you used to pay for the billing cycle in which the unavailability occurred. Service Credits will not entitle you to any refund or other payment from AWS. A Service Credit will be applicable and issued only if the credit amount for the applicable monthly billing cycle is greater than one dollar ($1 USD). Service Credits may not be transferred or applied to any other account. Unless otherwise provided in the AWS Agreement, your sole and exclusive remedy for any unavailability or non-performance or other failure by us to provide the AWS Cost Explorer API is the receipt of a Service Credit (if eligible) in accordance with the terms of this SLA.

Credit Request and Payment Procedures

To receive a Service Credit, you will need to submit a claim by opening a case in the AWS Support Center. To be eligible, the credit request must be received by us by the end of the second billing cycle after which the incident occurred and must include:

i. the words "SLA Credit Request" in the subject line;

ii. the dates and times of each Unavailability incident you are claiming; and

iii. your request logs that document the errors and corroborate your claimed outage (any confidential or sensitive information in these logs should be removed or replaced with asterisks).

If the Monthly Uptime Percentage of such request is confirmed by us and is less than the Service Commitment, then we will issue the Service Credit to you within one billing cycle following the month in which the request occurred. Your failure to provide the request and other information as required above will disqualify you from receiving a Service Credit.

AWS Cost Explorer API SLA Exclusions

The Service Commitment does not apply to any unavailability, suspension or termination of the AWS Cost Explorer API, or any other AWS Cost Explorer API performance issues: (i) caused by factors outside of our reasonable control, including any force majeure event or Internet access or related problems beyond the demarcation point of the AWS Cost Explorer API; (ii) that result from any voluntary actions or inactions from you or any third party; (iii) that result from you not following the best practices described on the AWS Cost Explorer API Best Practices page in the AWS Billing & Cost Management user guide; (iv) that result from your equipment, software or other technology and/or third party equipment, software or other technology (other than third party equipment within our direct control); or (v) arising from our suspension and termination of your right to use the AWS Cost Explorer API in accordance with the Agreement (collectively, the "AWS Cost Explorer API SLA Exclusions").

If availability is impacted by factors other than those explicitly used in our Monthly Uptime Percentage calculation, then we may issue a Service Credit considering such factors at our discretion.

Definitions

  • "Monthly Uptime Percentage" for the AWS Cost Explorer API is calculated by subtracting from 100% the percentage of 1 minute intervals during the monthly billing cycle in which the AWS Cost Explorer API was "Unavailable". The AWS Cost Explorer API is assumed to be 100% available for any 1 minute interval that you do not call the AWS Cost Explorer API. Monthly Uptime Percentage measurements exclude downtime resulting directly or indirectly from any AWS Cost Explorer API SLA Exclusion .
  • A "Service Credit" is a dollar credit, calculated as set forth below, that we may credit back to an eligible account.
  • "Unavailable" means that all AWS Cost Explorer API calls fail during a 1 minute interval.