Don’t trust @Swiftpage contracts including subscriptions.

If you’re thinking of signing any contract with Swiftpage, especially of their atrociously slow joke of a cloud platform, don’t.

Swiftpage do not believe that written contracts need to be kept. Let me give a couple of examples of this.

The first is the Act! Certified Consultants Contract. That they cancelled after 30 years of passionate support for the product.

This is the one I signed:
http://www.slideshare.net/GLComputing/swiftpages-australian-act-certified-consultants-agreement-with-me

Note specifically this section that they pulled my certification under - Section 5.0.2:

Section 5.02 Termination for, and Examples of, Material Breach. Either Party may terminate this Agreement, or Consultant’s authorization for a particular Product, at any time during the Term for material breach by the other Party upon thirty (30) days’ written notice specifying the breach, which termination shall be effective at the end of the thirty (30) day period unless the breach has earlier been cured. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for any material breach of the proprietary rights of a Party, that Party may immediately terminate this Agreement without notice. Without limiting the generality of the term “material breach,” as used herein it shall include, in addition to the breaches specified in Section 2.05, 2.06, and 3.03 above, a Party’s failure to pay any amount due to the other Party, any threat made by one Party to an employee of the other, any threat made to a Customer, and unlawful or unethical business practices.

Here is their termination letter: http://www.slideshare.net/GLComputing/acc-termination-mike-lazarus-110116

Lorcan Malone, via Rachel Collie (who had been trying to get me dumped from the ACC program for a year and had directly cost me multiple contracts) actually gave me 5 minutes as opposed to the 30 days required under the terms of the contract.

I pointed this out to them in my reply: http://www.slideshare.net/GLComputing/reply-to-swiftpage-termination

Even after pointing their flaw out to them, their conclusion was that I lacked the funds to take it to court and fight them, so they simply didn’t care about their breech.

To show how little that Swiftpage staff even care about internal contracts (such as non-disclosure), one of them forwarded me emails between Swiftpage and Michael Bryant of Act Today, where Mr Bryant informed Swiftpage that I “never added any value”. I assume he didn’t see the nearly 15,000 support posts on the Act! Community site (which Swiftpage have now banned me from) or the dozens of other forums where I have been supporting act! for free over the decades.

Together with these comments by Bryant, can you possibly trust organisations like Swiftpage or Act Today to keep your data secure when they care so little about their own data security?