Amazon Chime Service Level Agreement

Last Updated: March 19, 2019

This Amazon Chime Service Level Agreement (“SLA”) is a policy governing the use of Amazon Chime and applies separately to each account using Amazon Chime. 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 Amazon Chime available with the applicable Monthly Uptime Percentage during any monthly billing cycle (the “Service Commitment”). In the event Amazon Chime does not meet the Service Commitment, you will be eligible to receive a Service Credit as described below. 

Service Credits

Service Credits are calculated as a percentage of the total charges paid by you for Amazon Chime 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 greater than or equal to 99.0% 10%
Less than 99.0% but greater than or equal to 95.0% 25%
Less than 95.0% 100%

We will apply any Service Credits only against future Amazon Chime 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 error 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 Agreement, your sole and exclusive remedy for any unavailability, non-performance, or other failure by us to provide an Amazon Chime 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 must 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:

  1. the words “SLA Credit Request” in the subject line;
  2. the dates and times of each incident where you are claiming that Amazon Chime was Unavailable; and
  3. 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 applicable to the month of such request is confirmed by us and is less than the applicable Service Commitment, then we will issue the Service Credit to you within one billing cycle following the month in which your request is confirmed by us. Your failure to provide the request and other information as required above will disqualify you from receiving a Service Credit.

Amazon Chime SLA Exclusions

The Service Commitment does not apply to any unavailability, suspension or termination of Amazon Chime, or any other Amazon Chime 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 Amazon Chime; (ii) that result from any actions or inactions of you or any third party; (iii) that result from failure to follow the guidelines or exceeding the limitations described in the Amazon Chime Documentation on the AWS Site; (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 or termination of your right to use Amazon Chime in accordance with the Agreement (collectively, the “Amazon Chime SLA Exclusions”). If availability is impacted by factors other than those used in our calculation of the Monthly Downtime, then we may issue a Service Credit considering such factors at our discretion.

Definitions

  • “Monthly Downtime” means: (i) the total number of users that find Amazon Chime Unavailable during a 5-minute interval divided by (ii) the total number of users in your Amazon Chime account. We will calculate Monthly Downtime for each Amazon Chime account as a percentage for each 5-minute interval in the monthly billing cycle.
  • “Monthly Uptime Percentage” is calculated by subtracting from 100% the average of the Monthly Downtimes from each 5-minute period in the monthly billing cycle.
  • A “Service Credit” is a dollar credit, calculated as set forth above, that we may credit back to an eligible Amazon Chime account.
  • “Unavailable” means specifically that a user attempts and is unable to: (i) join a meeting; (2) retrieve one-to-one messages; or (3) send a one-to-one conversation message. The term “Unavailable” excludes all other issues, including any issues resulting directly or indirectly from any Amazon Chime SLA Exclusions.