Billing cycle for businesses

    The diagram shows the cycle of issuing and paying invoices for businesses, as well as suspending and blocking access to the use of resources.

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    1. You activate the paid version before the end of the trial period.

      If you don't spend the full amount of the initial grant or one of its parts before upgrading to the paid version, you can use the remaining amount depending on when the grant expires:

      • The grant expires before you upgrade to the paid version.

        The remaining amount expires and you can't use it to pay for Yandex.Cloud services after upgrading to the paid version.

      • The grant expires after you upgrade to the paid version.

        You can use the remaining amount to pay for services, but only until the grant expires: as soon as that happens, the remaining amount expires, too.

    2. If you are awarded a grant, you use it. The grant amount is reduced as the resources of Yandex.Cloud services are consumed.

    3. The grant amount and its validity period is verified during the entire reporting period.
      They are described in the following table.

      Grant amount Description
      Greater than zero If it is still valid, go back to step 2.
      If it has expired, go to step 4.
      Equal to zero Go to step 4 (regardless of the grant's validity).
    4. You need to top up your personal account:

      • If you have topped up your personal account, go to step 5.
      • If you have not topped up your personal account, go to step 7.
    5. You use the Yandex.Cloud resources. The personal account balance decreases as resource usage increases. Go to step 6.

    6. Your personal account balance is checked throughout the reporting period.
      They are described in the following table.

      Balance Description
      Greater than zero 6.1. If the reporting period has not ended yet, go back to step 5.
      6.2. If the reporting period has ended, a report and invoice are generated. Copies of these documents will be sent to the email address of the billing account owner. Go back to step 5.
      Less than zero Go to step 7.
    7. You have used the credit limit and there are outstanding charges. Go to step 8.

    8. Your personal account balance is checked throughout the reporting period.

      8.1. If the reporting period has not ended and the credit limit has not been reached, go back to step 7 or top up your personal account (step 4). Otherwise, go to step 8.2.
      8.2. If the reporting period has ended and/or the credit limit has been reached:

      • Top up your personal account to a positive value within the deadline stipulated in the agreement. Go to step 9.
      • If there is a bank card linked to your billing account, the system calculates the total amount due and debits it from the linked bank card. Go to step 9.

      Note

      Yandex.Cloud reserves the right to automatically debit funds from the linked bank card during the current reporting period if your personal account balance exceeds the established credit limit. For more details, see the agreement.

    9. Payment for used resources is verified:

      • If you top up your personal account before the deadline stipulated in the agreement or the funds are debited from the linked bank card within one day, go back to step 4.
      • If your bank card balance is insufficient on the day when funds are to be debited and you failed to top up your personal account, the debit transaction will be repeated later.
      • If you didn't top up your personal account, you don't have a linked bank card, or the funds cannot be debited from any of your bank cards, Yandex.Cloud reserves the right to change the status of your billing account to PAYMENT_REQUIRED. For more information, see step 10.
    10. The use of the Yandex.Cloud services may be suspended if there are outstanding charges:

      • Your VM instances and DB clusters will be stopped completely.
      • You will not be able to read or download any saved data.

      During the suspension period, a fee is charged for data storage services, in addition to a late payment fee. Go to step 11.

    11. Payment of the entire outstanding amount is checked throughout the 30-day suspension period:

      11.1. If you pay the total amount due during this period, access to resources is restored within 24 hours. The billing account status will be changed to ACTIVE. Go back to step 4.
      11.2. Otherwise, access to the use of Yandex.Cloud services may be permanently blocked. All your data, including your billing account, will be permanently deleted.

    Note

    After your access to the resources is restored, you can start database clusters and VMs yourself.

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