Effective Date: Feb 2022
This agreement applies to the order form to which these Terms and Conditions of Service are attached (collectively, the “Agreement”). This Agreement is made by and between Ayraa, Inc. (“Company” or “Ayraa”), a Delaware corporation with offices at 3031 Tisch Way, Suite 110PW, San Jose, California 95128 and its customer listed on the order (“Customer”). The effective date of the Agreement is referred to herein as the “Effective Date.”
Company will provide to Customer the cloud-based software products and services identified in the purchase order (the “Order”) that incorporates these terms and conditions (collectively, the “Services” and, each, a “Service”). If there is a conflict or ambiguity between any term of this Agreement and the Order, the terms and conditions of the Order shall control. The Services may include, without limitation, Company’s cloud-based employee engagement product, modern device management software, and any other software or services offered by Company, including all updates thereto and related documentation. Company shall provide all necessary user identifications and passwords for the Services for use by Customer’s employees, agents, and independent contractors (“Users”).
Company represents and covenants that it maintains appropriate administrative, technical and physical security measures to protect Customer data and personal information, including User Data (as defined in Section 4 below), to the extent reasonably necessary for the performance of the Services consistent with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. In the event of a breach or suspected breach of any privacy or security measures described herein that has become known to Company, Company will immediately notify Customer thereof, and use its commercially reasonable efforts to remedy such breach.
Ayraa provides a 99.99% Uptime commitment for paid customers (our Service Level Agreement or SLA).
Downtime is the overall number of minutes Ayraa was unavailable during a Ayraa fiscal quarter (i.e., February 1 through April 30 and every three month period thereafter). Ayraa calculates unavailability using server monitoring software to measure the server side error rate, ping test results, web server tests, TCP port tests, and website tests.
Downtime excludes the following:
Uptime is the percentage of total possible minutes Ayraa was available during a fiscal quarter. Our commitment is to maintain at least 99.99% Uptime:
[(total minutes in quarter - Downtime) / total minutes in quarter] > 99.99%
Sometimes we need to perform maintenance to keep Ayraa working smoothly. If scheduled downtime is necessary, we’ll give you at least 48 hours advance notice.
As our business evolves, we may change our Service Level Agreement. Customers can review the most current version of the Service Level Agreement at any time by visiting this page.
(a) Ownership of the Service; Intellectual Property. Company shall retain all title to and ownership of and all proprietary rights with respect to the Services (including all software used to provide the Services and all portions thereof (including all derivatives or improvements thereof), whether or not incorporated into or used with other software as a service, software or hardware. Customer’s use of the Services does not constitute a sale of any of such software or any portion thereof. Company’s name, logo, and the product names associated with the Services are trademarks of Company or third parties, and no right or license is granted herein to use them. Company hereby grants Customer, solely during the term of this Agreement, a limited, royalty-free, revocable license to use and install the Company provided software (which may include certificates and pack files) solely on Customer’s machines and devices and only as necessary or appropriate to receive the Services (the “Client Software”).
(c) Data Use. To the extent Company receives any personal information (as such term or any analogous term may be as defined under applicable law) from or on behalf of Customer in connection with Company’s provision of Services to Customer under the Agreement (“Customer personal information”), Company will only use, retain, disclose and otherwise process such Customer personal information for the purpose of providing the Services or in order to comply with the law. Company may disclose Customer personal information to its service providers as necessary for Company to provide the services to Customer. Company will however not otherwise retain, use, or disclose Customer personal information for any purpose other than to perform the Services or outside of the direct business relationship between Customer and Company. Specifically, it will not sell, rent, release, disclose, disseminate, make available, transfer or otherwise communicate Customer personal information to any third party for monetary or other valuable consideration. Company certifies that it understands and will comply with the restrictions on the processing of Customer personal information as set forth in this Section 4 (a).
(d) Data sources. Customer acknowledges that, dependent on the type of Services Company provides to Customer, Company may rely on publicly available or third-party data in order to provide the Services. Customer understands and agrees that Company has no responsibility for the accuracy, availability, reliability, or integrity of such data.
(e) Ownership of Reports and Analyses. Company may provide Customer with certain reports and analyses as part of the Services (“Reports”). Company shall retain all title to and ownership of and all proprietary rights with respect to such Reports. Company hereby grants Customer a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and non-transferable license, for the term of this Agreement, to use Reports strictly for Customer’s own internal, legitimate, non-commercial, educational purposes.
(g) Feedback. If Customer provides any ideas, suggestions or recommendations to Company regarding Company’s software, products, services or technology (“Feedback”), such Feedback is provided on a non-confidential basis to Company and Company is free to retain, disclose, use and incorporate such Feedback in Company’s and/or its affiliates’ products and services, without payment of royalties or other consideration to Customer. Customer understands and agrees that Company is not obligated to use, display, reproduce, or distribute any such Feedback, and that it has no right to compel such use, display, reproduction, or distribution. Nothing herein shall be interpreted as imposing an obligation on Customer to provide Feedback to Company.
6. Customer Responsibilities, Warranties and Restrictions
(a) Customer agrees that it shall not do any of the following: (i) modify, make derivative works of, disassemble, reverse compile, or reverse engineer any part of the Services (including any Client Software), or in any way attempt to reconstruct or discover any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Services (including any Client Software); (ii) access or use the Services (including any Client Software) in order to build a similar or competitive product or service or for the purposes of bringing an intellectual property infringement claim against Company; (iii) except as expressly stated herein, copy, reproduce, distribute, republish, download, display, post or transmit in any form or by any means any of the Services (including any Client Software); (iv) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services (and Customer shall make commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized third parties from accessing the Services (including any Client Software).
(b) Customer shall not (i) access or attempt to access the administrative interface of the Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Company in connection with the Services, unless otherwise agreed in writing or (ii) intentionally engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Services (or any servers or networks that are connected to the Services).
(c) Customer is responsible for all activity occurring under Customers’ accounts for the Services by its authorized users. Customer shall notify Company within a commercially reasonable time of any unauthorized use of any user account or any unauthorized use of the Services. Customer may not access the Company Services in a manner intended to avoid incurring fees or provide incorrect information for an Order for purposes of reducing amounts payable to Company.
(d) Customer represents, covenants, and warrants that Customer will use the Services only in compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and all applicable laws and regulations. Although Company has no obligation to monitor Customer’s use of the Services, Company may do so and may prohibit any use of the Services it reasonably believes may be (or is alleged to be) in violation of this Agreement or applicable laws and regulations.
(e) If Customer is a government entity, unit, agency, organization, entity or party then Customer represents, warrants and covenants that Customer has taken all actions, complied with all requirements, obtained all prior consents and reviews, and otherwise satisfied all prerequisites that may be necessary or appropriate to enable Customer to enter into and perform this Agreement in accordance with its terms and conditions.
(f) Where Customer’s uses the Services to send emergency notifications, alerts or other messages to recipients, including via text/SMS, phone, prerecorded message, email or other electronic communication (“Electronic Communication”), Customer represents, warrants and covenants that: (i) it has provided (and will continue to provide) adequate notices and has obtained (and will continue to obtain) the necessary permissions and consents from each recipient to receive such Electronic Communications from or on behalf of Ayraa, including as required by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) and the CAN-SPAM Act, each as amended and including the regulations, guidance, and orders promulgated pursuant to such each; (ii) it will not send any Electronic Communication to a recipient that has not consented to receive such communications from Customer; (iii) it will not send any Electronic Communication to any recipient that has specifically opted out of receiving Electronic Communications from Company; (iv) not send, direct Ayraa to send or otherwise direct or cause to be sent any Electronic Communication in violation of applicable law or this Section 6(f); (iv) it will maintain adequate records of consents and its compliance with this Section 6(f) and shall provide upon request any such records to Ayraa for inspection; and (vi) it will only send, direct to be sent or otherwise cause to be sent Electronic Messages to its employees and independent contractors.
(g) Where Customer’s use of the Services include visitor management, verification and tracking of visitors and other individuals, and related services or applications (“Visitor Management System” or “VMS”): Customer represents, warrants and covenants that: (i) it is responsible for ensuring that its collection, use and disclosure of all information (including personal information) and its instructions to Ayraa comply with applicable laws; (ii) that has provided (and will continue to provide) adequate notices and has obtained (and will continue to obtain) the necessary permissions and consents from each relevant individual to the collection, use, disclosure and/or storage of their information; (iii) it will not use the VMS (or any other of the Services) for the purposes of obtaining or conducting, background checks, employment verification, hiring, promotion, retention, termination, or reassignment decisions including but not limited to with respect to vendors, employees, contractors, providers, volunteers or other personnel; or otherwise engaging in any activities that are regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (as amended) and the regulations, guidance, and orders promulgated thereto (“FCRA”) or other state or federal laws or regulations related to consumer credit reports and background checks.
(h) There is no applicable law, regulation, rule, or other governmental requirement (A) which in any way restricts or limits the duty of Customer to fully perform and comply with all obligations of Customer as set forth in this Agreement, or (B) which impairs the rights of Company as set forth in this Agreement; and (iii) the software for the Services provided under this Agreement will be treated as “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer software documentation” under any applicable governmental laws, regulations or rules.
(i) If any software or documentation is acquired by or on behalf of a unit or agency of the United States Government, Customer agrees that such software or documentation is “commercial computer software” or “commercial computer software documentation” and that, absent a written agreement with Company to the contrary, Customer’s rights with respect to such software and documentation are, in the case of civilian agency use, Restricted Rights (as defined in FAR §52.227.19), and, if for DoD use, limited by the terms of this Agreement, pursuant to DFARS §227.7202.
7. Confidential Information
(a) “Confidential Information” means any and all non-public information provided or revealed by one party (“Discloser”) to the other party (“Recipient”) or otherwise learned by a party during the course of performance under this Agreement, including without limit software, programs, prices, processes, documentation, financial, marketing and other business information, and all other material or information that is identified at the time of disclosure as confidential or proprietary or which otherwise would reasonably be expected to be kept confidential. Confidential Information shall also include: (i) the Discloser’s planned or existing computer systems and systems architecture, including computer hardware, computer software, source code, object code, documentation, methods of processing and operational methods; (ii) the Discloser’s customer lists, sales, profits, organizational structure and restructuring, new business initiatives and finances; (iii) the Discloser’s services and products, product designs, and how such products are administered and managed; and (iv) the Discloser’s User Data. Recipient’s obligations of confidentiality shall not apply to information that: (1) is or becomes public through no fault or breach by Recipient, (2) is or becomes known to Recipient (either directly or rightfully through a third party) without an obligation of confidentiality, or (3) is independently developed by Recipient without use of or access or reference to Discloser’s Confidential Information.
(b) During the Term of this Agreement and for a period of five (5) years following the termination or expiration of this Agreement, or with respect to any Confidential Information that constitutes a trade secret of the Discloser, for so long as such information constitutes a trade secret, Recipient shall hold Discloser’s Confidential Information in confidence and will not disseminate or disclose the Confidential Information to any third party except its Personnel, as set forth herein, unless required by applicable law to do so. Recipient will protect Discloser’s Confidential Information with the same degree of care it uses to protect its own confidential information of a similar nature, but in no event will Recipient use less than a reasonable degree of care. Recipient will use Discloser’s Confidential Information solely to the extent necessary to exercise its rights and obligations under this Agreement and will ensure that Confidential Information is disclosed only to its employees, contractors and other personnel (individually and collectively, “Personnel”) with a bona fide need to know and who are under binding written obligations of confidentiality with Recipient to protect Discloser’s Confidential Information substantially in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The Recipient shall be responsible for any breach of this Section 7 by any Personnel. In addition, Recipient will implement and maintain appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect Confidential Information against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, and which provide a level of security appropriate to the risk represented by the processing and the nature of the Confidential Information to be protected. Recipient may disclose Confidential Information to the limited extent required to by the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency, or other governmental body; provided, however, that the Recipient notifies the Discloser in writing in advance of such disclosure (unless prohibited by law from doing so) and provides the Discloser with copies of any related information so that the Discloser may take appropriate action to protect its Confidential Information.
(c) All Confidential Information is and shall remain the sole property of Discloser, and Recipient shall not acquire any rights or licenses therein except as expressly set forth in this Agreement. Recipient shall return to Discloser (or at Discloser’s option, destroy) any and all Confidential Information and any other information and materials that contain such Confidential Information (including all copies in any form) immediately upon Discloser’s written request, or upon the termination of this Agreement. Within ten (10) days following Discloser’s written request, Recipient will provide Discloser with a written certification, as signed by an officer or executive level employee of Recipient, certifying compliance with this Section 7.
(d) Recipient acknowledges that the disclosure of Confidential Information in breach of the terms of this Section 7 may cause Discloser irreparable injury and damages that may be difficult to ascertain. Therefore, Discloser, upon a disclosure or threatened disclosure of any Confidential Information by Recipient or any Personnel, will be entitled to injunctive relief (without being required to post bond), including, but not limited to, a preliminary injunction upon an ex parte application by the Discloser to protect and recover its Confidential Information, and the Recipient will not object to the entry of an injunction or other equitable relief against the Discloser on the basis of an adequate remedy at law, lack of irreparable harm or any other reason. Without limiting the foregoing, the Recipient will advise the Discloser immediately in the event that it learns or has reason to believe that any person or entity that has had access to Confidential Information, directly or indirectly, through the Receiver, has violated or intends to violate the terms of this Agreement. This provision will not in any way limit such other remedies as may be available to the Discloser, whether under this Agreement, at law, or in equity.
8. Billing and Payment
(a) The amount of the recurring fees associated with the use of the Services and the Support Services by Customer shall be as set forth in the Order (the “Fees”). Fees for Services may be charged based on the number of devices or active Users as specified in an Order. Additionally, there may be other basis for calculating the Fees, as specified in the Order. The Fees exclude all applicable sales, use, and other taxes, fees, duties and similar charges (“Taxes”), and Customer will be responsible for payment of all such Taxes (other than taxes based on Company’s income) and any penalties or charges that accrue with respect to the non-payment of any Taxes as well as government charges, and all reasonable expenses and attorneys’ fees Company incurs collecting late amounts. All amounts payable under this Agreement will be payable in U.S. Dollars within thirty (30) days of receipt of invoice, unless specified otherwise in the Order or Customer is purchasing the Services and Support Services through an authorized reseller and the parties have agreed that Customer is to pay the authorized reseller directly. Payment of fees shall be made by the Customer prior to receiving the Services. The payment may be made by check or wire transfer. Late payments may bear interest at the rate of 1.5% per month (or the highest rate permitted by law, if less).To the fullest extent permitted by law, Customer waives all (i) claims relating to charges unless claimed within sixty (60) days after invoicing, and (ii) refunds under any situations aside from those contemplated in this Agreement. Notwithstanding any fees for services posted on Company’s website or otherwise published by Company, the parties acknowledge and agree that the Fees may only be modified as set forth below in the “Modification; Waiver” section of this Agreement.
(b) Assignment. Company may assign to a third party (an “Assignee”) all of its right, title and interest in all or any of the Fees at any time. Upon any such assignment, Company will give Customer written notice thereof (a “Notice of Assignment”). The Notice of Assignment shall provide the name and contact information for the Assignee and shall instruct Customer to make payment of the assigned Fees to the Assignee. Upon receipt of a Notice of Assignment, (i) Customer shall sign the acknowledgement provision in such Notice of Assignment and return it to Company as provided in such Notice of Assignment and (ii) Customer shall be obligated to make all payments of the assigned Fees to the Assignee, notwithstanding the Order’s payment instructions for such Fees.
(c) If Customer is purchasing the Services or Support Services (or both) through an authorized reseller, Customer shall pay the fees for the Services and Support Services, as applicable, on a timely basis directly to the authorized reseller. Without limiting Company’s remedies under this Agreement, at law or in equity, Company reserves the right to suspend provision of the Services or Support Services (or both) and to terminate this Agreement should Customer fail to pay the authorized reseller on time, regardless of the reason.
9. Term and Termination
(a) This Agreement commences on the Effective Date and, unless terminated earlier in accordance with its terms and conditions, shall remain in effect for the initial period specified in the Order (or, if no period is specified in the Order, then for an initial period of twelve (12) months) (the “Initial Term”). This Agreement will thereafter continue for successive twelve (12) month periods (each, a “Renewal Term”), unless either party gives the other party written notice of non-renewal at least 30 days prior to the end of the then-current term. The Initial Term, together with all Renewal Terms, are collectively referred to as the “Term”.
(b) Either party may terminate this Agreement by giving written notice to the other party upon the occurrence of an Event of Default by the other party. For purposes of this Agreement, “Event of Default” means a breach by a party of any of its representations, warranties, or obligations under this Agreement, if such breach remains uncured for a period of thirty (30) days following receipt of written notice from the other party.
(c) Any and all provisions in this Agreement which would reasonably be expected to be performed after the termination or expiration of this Agreement shall survive and be enforceable after such termination or expiration, including without limitation provisions relating to confidentiality, ownership of materials, payment, taxes, representations and warranties, indemnification, limitations of liability, effects of termination, and governing law.
10. Company Warranties, Company Disclaimers, and Exclusive Remedies
(a) Company warrants to Customer that it will provide the Services in all material respects as described in the applicable end user documentation, if any, and will provide such Services in a professional manner and in accordance with generally accepted industry practices. If the Services provided to Customer are not performed as warranted, Customer agrees that it must promptly provide a written notice to Company that describes the deficiency in the Services.
(b) COMPANY DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT (A) THE SERVICES WILL BE PERFORMED ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT COMPANY WILL CORRECT ALL ERRORS, (B) THE SERVICES WILL OPERATE IN COMBINATION WITH CUSTOMER’S CONTENT OR APPLICATIONS, OR WITH ANY OTHER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, SYSTEMS, SERVICES OR DATA NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY, AND (C) THE SERVICES WILL MEET CUSTOMER’S OR ITS USERS’ NEEDS, REQUIREMENTS, SPECIFICATIONS, OR EXPECTATIONS. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT COMPANY DOES NOT CONTROL THE TRANSFER OF DATA OVER COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES, INCLUDING THE INTERNET, AND THAT THE SERVICES MAY BE SUBJECT TO LIMITATIONS, DELAYS, AND OTHER PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THE USE OF SUCH COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES. COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ISSUES RELATED TO THE PERFORMANCE, OPERATION OR SECURITY OF THE SERVICES THAT ARISE FROM CUSTOMER’S CONTENT OR APPLICATIONS, OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT (INCLUDING PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATA OR OTHER THIRD PARTY DATA) OR SERVICES, AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITIES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR SERVICES.
(c) FOR ANY BREACH OF THE SERVICES WARRANTY, CUSTOMER’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND COMPANY’S ENTIRE LIABILITY SHALL BE THE CORRECTION OF THE DEFICIENT SERVICES THAT CAUSED THE BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR, IF COMPANY CANNOT SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT THE DEFICIENCY IN A COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE MANNER (AS DETERMINED SOLELY BY COMPANY IN ITS REASONABLE DISCRETION), THEN CUSTOMER MAY TERMINATE THE SERVICES AND COMPANY WILL REFUND TO CUSTOMER THE FEES FOR THE TERMINATED SERVICES THAT CUSTOMER PRE-PAID TO COMPANY FOR THE PERIOD FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF TERMINATION. IN SUCH AN EVENT, COMPANY SHALL ALSO EXERCISE COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO PROVIDE CUSTOMER WITH REASONABLE OPPORTUNITY TO ACCESS THE SERVICES FOR THE PURPOSES OF SECURING AND BACKING UP CUSTOMER’S USER DATA.
(d) TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, THESE WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES, AND COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS AND EXCLUDES ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, WHETHER STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
11. Limitation of Liability
BOTH PARTIES EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER PARTY SHALL BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF TIME OR LOST PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WILLFUL OR GROSSLY NEGLIGENT BREACHES OF SECTION 7, AND WITHOUT AFFECTING THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH IN SECTION 10, IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF ANY TYPE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED THE AMOUNTS ACTUALLY PAID BY AND/OR DUE FROM CUSTOMER IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIM REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, PRODUCTS LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. THIS PARAGRAPH DOES NOT APPLY TO CUSTOMER’S VIOLATION OF COMPANY’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.
(a) Customer Obligations. Customer shall defend Company against any claim, cause of action, suit or proceeding (each a “Claim”) made or brought against Company by a third party arising out of or attributable to Customer’s use of the Service (other than as expressly set forth in Section 12(b) below), and shall indemnify Company for any damages finally awarded against, and for reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by, Company in connection with the Claim, on condition that Company (a) promptly gives Customer written notice of the Claim; (b) gives Customer sole control of the defense and settlement of the Claim (provided that Customer may not settle any Claim unless the settlement unconditionally release Company of all liability); and (c) provides reasonable assistance in connection with the defense (at Customer’s reasonable expense).
(b) Company Obligations. Company shall defend Customer against any Claim made or brought against Customer by a third party alleging that Customer’s use of the Service infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of a third party, and shall indemnify Customer for any damages finally awarded against, and for reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by, Customer in connection with the Claim, on condition that Customer (a) promptly gives Company written notice of the Claim; (b) gives Company sole control of the defense and settlement of the Claim (provided that Company may not settle any Claim unless the settlement unconditionally release Customer of all liability); and (c) provides reasonable assistance in connection with the defense (at Company’s reasonable expense). If a Claim is brought or threatened, or Company believes is likely to occur, Company may, at its option, (i) procure for Customer the right to use the Service, (ii) replace the Service with other suitable products, or (iii) refund any prepaid fees that have not been earned and terminate this Agreement upon notice. Company will have no liability under this Agreement or otherwise to the extent a Claim is based upon (a) use of the Service in combination with software, hardware or technology not provided by Company, if infringement would have been avoided in the absence of the combination, (b) modifications to the Service not made by Company, if infringement would have been avoided by the absence of the modifications, (c) use of any version other than a current release of the Service, if infringement would have been avoided by use of a current release, or (d) any action or omission of Customer for which Customer is obligated to indemnify Company under this Agreement. This Section 12(b) states the Company’s sole liability to, and the Customer’s exclusive remedy against, the Company for any type of intellectual property infringement claim.
13. Advertising and Public Announcements
Neither party will use the other party’s name or marks, refer to or identify the other party in any advertising or publicity releases or promotional or marketing correspondence to others without such other party’s written approval. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Company may publish Customer’s name as part of a publicly-available list of Company’s customers.
14. Relationship of the Parties
The parties are independent contractors with respect to each other, and nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as creating an employer- employee relationship, a partnership, fiduciary, or agency relationship or any association or joint venture between the parties.
15. Force Majeure
Except payment obligations, any delay in or failure of performance by a party under this Agreement will not be considered a breach of this Agreement and will be excused to the extent caused by any occurrence beyond the reasonable control of such party, provided that the party affected by such event will immediately notify the other party and begin or resume performance as soon as practicable after the event has abated. If the act or condition beyond a party’s reasonable control that prevents such party from performing any of its obligations under this Agreement continues for thirty (30) days or more, then the other party may terminate this Agreement immediately upon written notice to the non-performing party. Without limitation, act or condition beyond Company’s reasonable control include all acts and omissions of Company’s service providers. In the event of such termination by Customer, Company shall refund to Customer such fees for the terminated services that Customer pre-paid to Company for the period following the effective date of termination, and shall also exercise commercially reasonable efforts to provide Customer with reasonable opportunity to access the Services for the purpose of retrieving User Data. In all other instances of delay or failures on the part of Company under this Section 15 (i.e. wherein Customer does not or otherwise cannot terminate this Agreement pursuant to this Section 15), Customer shall not be entitled to any service credit or refund.
16. Binding Effect; Assignment; Third Parties
The terms and conditions of this Agreement shall be binding on the parties and all successors and permitted assigns of the foregoing. Customer may not assign, transfer or delegate its rights or obligations under this Agreement (in whole or in part) without the Company’s prior written consent. Company may freely assign, transfer or delegate its rights or obligations under this Agreement (in whole or in part) without the Customer’s consent, and nothing shall prohibit Company from hiring qualified subcontractors to perform any of the Services or Support Services, as provided herein. Any attempted assignment, transfer or delegation in violation of the foregoing shall be null and void. This Agreement is intended for the sole and exclusive benefit of the parties, is not intended to benefit any third party, and only the parties may enforce this Agreement.
17. Modification; Waiver
All modifications to or waivers of any terms and conditions of this Agreement (including any exhibit) must be in a writing that is signed by the parties hereto and expressly references this Agreement. No waiver of any breach of any provision of this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent or subsequent breach of the same or any other provisions hereof, and no waiver shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the waiving party.
18. Governing Law
This Agreement and all actions arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be construed under and governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to the conflicts of law provisions thereof.
In the event that any provision of this Agreement shall be held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable by a court with jurisdiction over the parties to this Agreement, such invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision shall be deleted from the Agreement, which shall then be construed to give effect to the remaining provisions thereof.
All notices, consents and approvals under this Agreement must be delivered in writing by personal delivery, courier, express mail service, or by certified or registered mail, (postage prepaid and return receipt requested) or by e-mail, with reasonable confirmation of receipt, to the other party at the address set forth on at the beginning of this Agreement (in the case of Company) or the Order (in the case of Customer), or such other address as a party may designate from time to time by written notice to the other party. Notice given by mail shall be effective five (5) days after the date of mailing, postage prepaid and return receipt requested. Notice by personal delivery, courier service, or express mail service shall be effective upon delivery.
This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which will constitute an original, and all of which will constitute one agreement. The section headings and captions in this Agreement are for convenience of reference only and have no legal effect.
22. Entire Agreement