Elastic Elasticsearch Service U.S.-Based Support Services Policy For GovCloud Standard/Gold/Platinum

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Effective Date: July 30, 2020

Purchasers of Elasticsearch Service GovCloud Subscriptions are provided with U.S.-based Support Services that include access to a dedicated primary engineer who is a U.S. person on U.S. soil. Customers can ask unlimited questions and receive advice throughout the lifecycle of their subscription. Support is provided by the same primary engineer (with rare exceptions) to ensure continuity and is available via e-mail, web, or phone. On the rare occasion the dedicated primary engineer is not available, the covering engineer will also be a U.S. person on U.S. soil.

U.S.-Based Support Policy Details

This Elastic Elasticsearch Service U.S.-Based Support Services Policy is the primary document used to communicate Elastic's support policies to customers (each, a "Customer") who have purchased the right (“Subscription”) to use the Elastic Elasticsearch Service (“Elasticsearch Service”) in AWS GovCloud at the Standard, Gold, or Platinum Subscription Level (“Subscription Level”) . This U.S.-based Support Services Policy sets forth Elastic's support terms and conditions, as well as provides a description of Elastic's technical support levels for U.S.-based Support Services. Capitalized terms not defined herein have the definition set forth in the applicable agreement pursuant to which Customer purchased a Subscription.

1. Scope of Elasticsearch Service U.S.-Based Support Services.

The scope of the U.S.-based Support Services provided to Customer includes general assistance and support regarding the use of the Elasticsearch Service. Elastic will provide U.S.-based Support Services to Customer in accordance with this Elastic Elasticsearch Service U.S.-Based Support Services Policy for GovCloud Standard/Gold/Platinum.

2. U.S.-Based Support Services Offerings.

Elastic offers three different levels of the U.S.-based Support Services which are described below in Section 3 of this Support Services Policy, and are subject to the specific terms and conditions set forth therein regarding hours of operation, response times, methods of support and other matters for each Subscription Level. Elastic shall use commercially reasonable efforts to meet the applicable targeted response times set forth below. Customer acknowledges that the time required for resolution of issues may vary depending on the specific circumstances of each problem, including, without limitation, the nature of the incident/problem, the extent and accuracy of information available about the incident/problem, and the level of Customer's cooperation and responsiveness in providing materials, information, access and support reasonably required by Elastic to achieve problem resolution. Elastic addresses problem resolutions through a number of mechanisms.

3. Subscription Levels with U.S.-Based Support Services.

All support requests must be submitted as follows:

  • via our support portal, which is Elastic’s preferred method; or
  • via email to support@elastic.co.

In either case, the submission needs to be made prior to engaging an Elastic resource. Once the appropriate support request is filed, the most optimal method of contact may be utilized (phone, web, email), subject to the applicable Subscription level. Severity level 1 and 2 issues must be filed via the web-based support portal. Severity level 3 issues may be filed via email or the web-based support portal. All e-mail based production tickets will be treated as severity level 3.

Defined Terms:

"Business Day" means Monday through Friday other than a day designated from time to time as a national holiday in the United States.

"Incident" means a single question or issue posed by a Support Contact using the U.S.-based Support Services.

"Support Contact" means a single named individual that is authorized to contact Elastic to make use of the U.S.-based Support Services.

Elasticsearch Service GovCloud Platinum Subscription Level with U.S.-Based Support Services

  • Normal Hours of Operation: 24 x 7 x 365
  • Method: e-mail, phone, or web
  • Maximum number of Support Contacts: 8
  • Annual Incidents: unlimited
  • Support Staffing (Primary or Covering): U.S. Person on U.S. Soil
SeverityTarget Response
Level 11 Hour
Level 24 Hours
Level 31 Business Day

Elasticsearch Service GovCloud Gold Subscription Level with U.S.-Based Support Services

  • Normal Hours of Operation: 8AM – 6PM business hours in the time zone applicable for the location shown on the Order Form
  • Method: e-mail, phone, or web
  • Maximum number of Support Contacts: 6
  • Annual Incidents: unlimited
  • Support Staffing (Primary or Covering): U.S. Person on U.S. Soil
SeverityTarget Response
Level 14 Business Hours
Level 21 Business Day
Level 32 Business Days

Elasticsearch Service GovCloud Standard Subscription Level with U.S.-Based Support Services

  • Elasticsearch Service Standard: the Support Services Policy for Support Services provided to customers of Elasticsearch Service at the Standard Subscription Level is available at: https://www.elastic.co/support/welcome/cloud.
  • Support Staffing (Primary or Covering): U.S. Person on U.S. Soil

4. Severity Level Definitions.

Level 1

A Level 1 issue is a major production error within Elasticsearch Service that severely impacts the Customer's use of Elasticsearch Service for production purposes, such as the loss of production data or where production systems are not functioning and no work-around exists. Elastic will use continuous efforts during the Normal Hours of Operation stated above to provide a resolution for any Level 1 errors as soon as is commercially reasonable.

Level 2

A Level 2 issue is an error within Elasticsearch Service where the Elasticsearch Service is functioning for production purposes but in a reduced capacity, such as a problem that is causing significant impact to portions of Customer's business operations and productivity, or where there is a potential loss or interruption of service. Elastic will use reasonable efforts during the Normal Hours of Operation stated above to provide a resolution for any Level 2 errors.

Level 3

A Level 3 issue is a medium-to-low impact error that involves partial and/or non-critical loss of functionality for production purposes or development purposes, such as a problem that impairs some operations but allows the customer's operations to continue to function. Errors for which there is limited or no loss or functionality or impact to the customer's use of Elasticsearch Service and for which there is an easy work-around qualify as Level 3. Elastic will use reasonable efforts to provide a resolution for any Level 3 error in time for an upcoming update to Elasticsearch Service. All inbound production email cases shall have an initial status of Level 3.

5. Customer Obligations.

Customer is responsible for ensuring that its personnel that interact with Elastic have sufficient language and technical skills, and respond to and cooperate with Elastic in a timely manner in connection to requests for U.S.-based Support Services.

As a precondition for requesting U.S.-based Support Services from Elastic, Customer agrees to (and to cause each of its developers to) use reasonable efforts to: (i) attempt to solve the problem and to utilize sufficient resources to clearly understand that a problem exists before consulting Elastic; (ii) provide Elastic with sufficient information and technical data in order for Elastic to establish that a potential problem is not the kind of problem that is an exclusion from the U.S.-based Support Services; (iii) make reasonable attempts and expend reasonable resources to provide any data reasonably requested by Elastic to adequately address the potential problem; (iv) utilize sufficient resources to understand the instructions from Elastic in addressing the problem, and make reasonable attempts to correct the problem as suggested by Elastic. In addition, Customer agrees and acknowledges that the extent of access and the accuracy of information and technical data provided may affect Elastic's ability to provide the U.S.-based Support Services.

6. U.S.-Based Support Service Exclusions.

Elastic will have no obligation to provide U.S.-based Support Services to Customer in the event that (i) Elasticsearch Service has been changed, modified or damaged by Customer or anyone other than Elastic, (ii) the problem is caused by Customer's negligence, misconduct, or misuse of Elasticsearch Service, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Elastic, (iii) the problem is due to third party software. The U.S.-based Support Services do not cover the support of any third party software which integrates with Elasticsearch Service. In addition, the U.S.-based Support Services do not include the following: (a) Customer's failure to comply with operating instructions contained in the documentation; (b) installation, configuration, management and operation of Customer's applications; (c) APIs, interfaces or data formats other than those included with Elasticsearch Service; or (d) any training.