Master Subscription Agreement
THIS MASTER SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) GOVERNS YOUR ACQUISITION AND USE OF OUR SERVICES. IF YOU REGISTER FOR OUR FREE SERVICES, THIS AGREEMENT WILL ALSO GOVERN THOSE FREE SERVICES.
BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT, EITHER BY CLICKING A BOX INDICATING YOUR ACCEPTANCE OR BY EXECUTING AN ORDER FORM THAT REFERENCES THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU ARE ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY AND ITS AFFILIATES TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, IN WHICH CASE THE TERMS “YOU” OR “YOUR” SHALL REFER TO SUCH ENTITY AND ITS AFFILIATES. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY, OR IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MUST NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT AND MAY NOT USE THE SERVICES.
This Agreement was last updated on JANUARY 1, 2018. It is effective between You and Us as of the date of You accepting this Agreement.
“Affiliate” means any entity which directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the subject entity. “Control,” for purposes of this definition, means direct or indirect ownership or control of more than 50% of the voting interests of the subject entity.
“Installation & User Guide” means the online user guide for the Services, accessible via login at https://www.firm58.com, as updated from time to time.
“Malicious Code” means viruses, worms, time bombs, Trojan horses and other harmful or malicious code, files, scripts, agents or programs.
“Order Form” means the documents for placing orders hereunder, including addenda thereto, that are entered into between You and Us from time to time, including addenda and supplements thereto. By entering into an Order Form hereunder, an Affiliate agrees to be bound by the terms of this Agreement as if it were an original party hereto. Order Forms shall be deemed incorporated herein by reference.
“Purchased Services” means Services that You or Your Affiliates purchase under an Order Form.
“Services” means the products and services that are ordered by You under an Order Form and made available by Us online via web pages designated by Us.
“Subscriber Database” mean the portion of the Our database dedicated to the storage of information relating to Your Data.
“Users” means individuals who are authorized by You to use the Services, and who have been supplied user identifications and passwords by You (or by Us at Your request). Users may include but are not limited to Your employees, consultants, contractors and agents, and third parties with which You transact business.
“We,” “Us” or “Our” means Firm58, Inc. described in Section 12 (Notices, Governing Law and Jurisdiction).
“You,” “Your” or “Subscriber” means the company or other legal entity for which you are accepting this Agreement, and Affiliates of that company or entity.
“Your Data” means all electronic data or information submitted by You to the Purchased Services.
2. PURCHASED SERVICES
Provision of Purchased Services. We shall make the Purchased Services available to You pursuant to this Agreement and the relevant Order Forms during a subscription term. You agree that Your purchases hereunder are neither contingent on the delivery of any future functionality or features nor dependent on any oral or written public comments made by Us regarding future functionality or features.
3. USE OF THE SERVICES
3.1. Our Responsibilities. We shall: (i) provide support for the Purchased Services to You as specified in the Order Form, (ii) use commercially reasonable efforts to make the Purchased Services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except for: (a) planned downtime (which We shall schedule to the extent practicable during the weekend hours from 6:00 p.m. Friday to 3:00 a.m. Monday Central Time), or (b) any unavailability caused by circumstances beyond Our reasonable control, including without limitation, acts of God, acts of government, floods, fires, earthquakes, civil unrest, acts of terror, strikes or other labor problems (other than those involving Our employees), Internet service provider failures or delays, or denial of service attacks, and (iii) provide the Purchased Services only in accordance with applicable laws and government regulations.
3.2. Our Protection of Your Data. We shall maintain appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards of the Subscriber Database for protection of the security, confidentiality and integrity of Your Data. We shall not (a) modify Your Data, (b) disclose Your Data except as compelled by law in accordance with Section 7.3 (Compelled Disclosure) or as expressly permitted in writing by You, or (c) access Your Data except to provide the Services and prevent or address service or technical problems, or at Your request in connection with customer support matters.
3.3. Your Responsibilities. You shall (i) be responsible for Users’ compliance with this Agreement, (ii) be responsible for the accuracy, quality and legality of Your Data and of the means by which You acquired Your Data, (iii) use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the Services, and notify Us promptly of any such unauthorized access or use, and (iv) use the Services only in accordance with the user documentation and applicable laws and government regulations. You shall not (a) make the Services available to anyone other than Users, (b) sell, resell, rent or lease the Services, (c) use the Services to store or transmit infringing, libelous, obscene or otherwise objectionable, unlawful or tortious material, or to store or transmit material in violation of third-party privacy rights, (d) use any robot, spider, packet sniffer or other automated device to monitor or copy the contents of the Subscriber Database, (e) use the Services to store or transmit Malicious Code, (f) interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Services or third-party data contained therein, (g) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services or their related systems or networks, (h) advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose, or (i) misrepresents the identity of another person, User, or entity.
4. NON-FIRM58 PROVIDERS
Acquisition of Non-Firm58 Products and Services. We do not warrant or support non- Firm58 products or services, except as specified in an Order Form. No purchase of non-Firm58 products or services is required to use the Services except a supported computing device, operating system, web browser and Internet connection.
5. FEES AND PAYMENT FOR PURCHASED SERVICES
5.1. Fees. You shall pay all fees specified in all Order Forms hereunder. Except as otherwise specified herein or in an Order Form, (i) fees are based on services purchased and actual usage above stated limits, and (ii) payment obligations are non- cancelable and fees paid are non-refundable during the relevant subscription term stated on the Order Form. Subscription fees are based on monthly periods that begin on the subscription start date and each monthly anniversary thereof.
5.2. Invoicing and Payment. You authorize Us to invoice for all Services listed in the Order Form for the initial subscription term and any renewal subscription term(s) as set forth in Section 11.2 (Term of Purchased Subscriptions). Such charges shall be made in advance, either monthly or in accordance with any different billing frequency stated in the applicable Order Form. We will invoice You in advance and otherwise in accordance with the relevant Order Form. Unless otherwise stated in the Order Form, invoiced charges are due net 30 days from the invoice date. You are responsible for providing complete and accurate billing and contact information to Us and notifying Us of any changes to such information.
5.3. Overdue Charges. If any charges are not received from You by the due date, then at Our discretion, (a) such charges may accrue late interest at the rate of 1.5% of the outstanding balance per month, or the maximum rate permitted by law, whichever is lower, from the date such payment was due until the date paid.
5.4. Suspension of Service and Acceleration. If any amount owing by You under this or any other agreement for Our services is 30 or more days overdue, We may, without limiting Our other rights and remedies, accelerate Your unpaid fee obligations under such agreements so that all such obligations become immediately due and payable, and suspend Our services to You until such amounts are paid in full. We will give You at least 7 days’ prior notice that Your account is overdue, in accordance with Section 12.1 (Manner of Giving Notice), before suspending services to You.
5.5. Payment Disputes. We shall not exercise Our rights under Section 5.3 (Overdue Charges) or 5.4 (Suspension of Service and Acceleration) if You are disputing the applicable charges reasonably and in good faith and are cooperating diligently to resolve the dispute.
5.6. Taxes. Unless otherwise stated, Our fees do not include any taxes, levies, duties or similar governmental assessments of any nature, including but not limited to value-added, sales, use or withholding taxes, assessable by any local, state, provincial, federal or foreign jurisdiction (collectively, “Taxes”). You are responsible for paying all Taxes associated with Your purchases hereunder. If We have the legal obligation to pay or collect Taxes for which You are responsible under this paragraph, the appropriate amount shall be invoiced to and paid by You, unless You provide Us with a valid tax exemption certificate authorized by the appropriate taxing authority. For clarity, We are solely responsible for taxes assessable against it based on Our income, property and employees.
6. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
6.1. Reservation of Rights in Services. Subject to the limited rights expressly granted hereunder, We reserve all rights, title and interest in and to the Services, including all related intellectual property rights. No rights are granted to You hereunder other than as expressly set forth herein.
6.2. Restrictions. You shall not (i) permit any third party to access the Services except as permitted herein or in an Order Form, (ii) create derivate works based on the Services except as authorized herein, (iii) copy, frame or mirror any part or content of the Services, other than copying or framing on Your own intranets or otherwise for Your own internal business purposes, (iv) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, or retransmit the Services in any way through any medium or otherwise translate any of the Services into any language or computer language, or (v) access the Services in order to (a) build a competitive product or service, or (b) copy any features, functions or graphics of the Services.
6.3. Your Data. Subject to the limited rights granted by You hereunder, We acquire no right, title or interest from You or Your licensors under this Agreement in or to Your Data, including any intellectual property rights therein.
6.4. Suggestions. We shall have a royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to use and incorporate into the Services any suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations or other feedback provided by You, including Users, relating to the operation of the Services.
7.1. Definition of Confidential Information. As used herein, “Confidential Information” means all confidential information disclosed by a party (“Disclosing Party”) to the other party (“Receiving Party”), whether orally or in writing, that is designated as confidential or that reasonably should be understood to be confidential given the nature of the information and the circumstances of disclosure. Your Confidential Information shall include Your Data; Our Confidential Information shall include the Services; and Confidential Information of each party shall include the terms and conditions of this Agreement and all Order Forms, as well as business and marketing plans, technology and technical information, product plans and designs, and business processes disclosed by such party. However, Confidential Information (other than Your Data) shall not include any information that (i) is or becomes generally known to the public without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party, (ii) was known to the Receiving Party prior to its disclosure by the Disclosing Party without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party, (iii) is received from a third party without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party, or (iv) was independently developed by the Receiving Party.
7.2. Protection of Confidential Information. The Receiving Party shall use the same degree of care that it uses to protect the confidentiality of its own confidential information of like kind (but in no event less than reasonable care) (i) not to use any Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party for any purpose outside the scope of this Agreement, and (ii) except as otherwise authorized by the Disclosing Party in writing, to limit access to Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party to those of its and its Affiliates’ employees, contractors and agents who need such access for purposes consistent with this Agreement and who have signed confidentiality agreements with the Receiving Party containing protections no less stringent than those herein. Neither party shall disclose the terms of this Agreement or any Order Form to any third party other than its Affiliates and their legal counsel and accountants without the other party’s prior written consent.
7.3. Compelled Disclosure. The Receiving Party may disclose Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party if it is compelled by law to do so, provided the Receiving Party gives the Disclosing Party prior notice of such compelled disclosure (to the extent legally permitted) and reasonable assistance, at the Disclosing Party’s cost, if the Disclosing Party wishes to contest the disclosure. If the Receiving Party is compelled by law to disclose the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information as part of a civil proceeding to which the Disclosing Party is a party, and the Disclosing Party is not contesting the disclosure, the Disclosing Party will reimburse the Receiving Party for its reasonable cost of compiling and providing secure access to such Confidential Information.
8. WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMERS
8.1. Our Warranties. We warrant that (i) We have validly entered into this Agreement and have the legal power to do so, (ii) the Services shall perform materially in accordance with the User Guide, (iii) subject to Section 4 (Non-firm58 Providers), the functionality of the Services will not be materially decreased during a subscription term, and (iv) We will not transmit Malicious Code to You, provided it is not a breach of this subpart (v) if You or a User uploads a file containing Malicious Code into the Services and later downloads that file containing Malicious Code. For any breach of a warranty above, Your exclusive remedy shall be as provided in Section 11.3 (Termination for Cause) and Section 11.4 (Refund or Payment upon Termination) below.
8.2. Your Warranties. You warrant that You have validly entered into this Agreement and have the legal power to do so.
8.3. Disclaimers. THE SERVICES AND OUR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION AND ANYTHING PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS,” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS, WHICH INCLUDE WITHOUT LIMITATION THIRD PARTIES PROVIDING FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND RELATED DATA TO US OR YOU, HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN, WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIALS, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS OR ABOUT THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS, SOFTWARE AND FUNCTIONS MADE ACCESSIBLE BY OR THROUGH THE SERVICES, FOR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OR ANY SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION. OUR SUPPLIERS AND WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE, THAT LOSS OF DATA WILL NOT OCCUR, OR THAT THE SERVICES, THE SOFTWARE OR ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES, CONTAMINANTS OR OTHER HARMFUL ITEMS. IF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS. WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS, CORRUPTION OF OR INACCESSIBILITY OF YOUR DATA, DUE TO INTERRUPTION IN THE SERVICES, EXCEPT WHERE ATTRIBUTABLE TO OUR GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT.
ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSIONS PASSING THROUGH OUR SYSTEM OR OVER THE INTERNET ARE NOT SECURE AND WE DO NOT WARRANT THE SECURITY OR PRIVACY OF ANY TRANSMISSION, MESSAGES, CONDUCT, OR COMMUNICATIONS BY YOU. WE MAY MONITOR OUR SYSTEM AND IDENTIFY OR RESOLVE SERVICE PROBLEMS TO PROTECT OUR RIGHTS AND PROPERTY OR AS OTHERWISE PERMITTED OR REQUIRED BY LAW. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, WE DO NOT HAVE THE PRACTICAL ABILITY TO RESTRICT CONDUCT, CONTENT, OR COMMUNICATION THAT MIGHT VIOLATE THIS AGREEMENT BEFORE THEY OCCUR ON OUR SYSTEM, NOR CAN WE ASSUME ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY ACTION OR INACTION WITH RESPECT TO SUCH CONDUCT, CONTENT OR COMMUNICATION. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING ANY TELEPHONE ACCESS CHARGES OR LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, ARISING FROM YOUR FAILURE TO EXIT THE SERVICES.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SERVICES PROVIDED BY ANY THIRD PARTY SUPPLIER PROVIDING FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND RELATED DATA TO US OR YOU, AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR DERIVED FROM SUCH SERVICES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION INFORMATION CALCULATED OR DERIVED BY US OR YOU FROM SUCH FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND RELATED DATA OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, ARE INTENDED FOR USE AS AN AID TO INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS, REGISTERED BROKERS OR PROFESSIONALS OF SIMILAR SOPHISTICATION IN MAKING INFORMED JUDGMENTS CONCERNING SECURITIES. YOU ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR, AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU EXERCISE YOUR OWN INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT IN, YOUR SELECTION OF ANY SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES, YOUR USE OR INTENDED USE OF SUCH SERVICES AND ANY RESULTS OBTAINED FROM YOUR USE THEREOF. NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A WAIVER OF ANY RIGHTS EXISTING UNDER APPLICABLE LAW FOR THE PROTECTION OF INVESTORS. THIRD PARTIES PROVIDING FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND RELATED DATA TO US OR YOU HEREUNDER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND AGAINST YOU BY A THIRD PARTY.
9. MUTUAL INDEMNIFICATION
9.1. Indemnification by Us. We shall defend You against any claim, demand, suit, or proceeding made or brought against You by a third party alleging that the use of the Services as permitted hereunder infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of a third party (a “Claim Against You”), and shall indemnify You for any damages, attorney fees and costs finally awarded against You as a result of, and for amounts paid by You under a court- approved settlement of, a Claim Against You; provided that You (a) promptly give Us written notice of the Claim Against You; (b) give Us sole control of the defense and settlement of the Claim Against You (provided that We may not settle any Claim Against You unless the settlement unconditionally releases You of all liability); and (c) provide to Us all reasonable assistance, at Our expense. In the event of a Claim Against You, or if We reasonably believe the Services may infringe or misappropriate, We may in Our discretion and at no cost to You (i) modify the Services so that they no longer infringe or misappropriate, without breaching Our warranties under “Our Warranties” above, (ii) obtain a license for Your continued use of the Services in accordance with this Agreement, or (iii) terminate Your Subscriptions for such Services upon 30 days’ written notice and refund to You any prepaid fees covering the remainder of the term of such Subscriptions after the effective date of termination.
9.2. Indemnification by You. You shall defend Us against any claim, demand, suit or proceeding made or brought against Us by a third party alleging that Your Data, or Your use of the Services in breach of this Agreement, infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of a third party or violates applicable law (a “Claim Against Us”), and shall indemnify Us for any damages, attorney fees and costs finally awarded against Us as a result of, or for any amounts paid by Us under a court-approved settlement of, a Claim Against Us; provided that We (a) promptly give You written notice of the Claim Against Us; (b) give You sole control of the defense and settlement of the Claim Against Us (provided that You may not settle any Claim Against Us unless the settlement unconditionally releases Us of all liability); and (c) provide to You all reasonable assistance, at Your expense.
9.3. Exclusive Remedy. This Section 9 (Mutual Indemnification) states the indemnifying party’s sole liability to, and the indemnified party’s exclusive remedy against, the other party for any type of claim described in this Section.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
10.1. Limitation of Liability. NEITHER PARTY’S LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY SINGLE INCIDENT ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY) SHALL EXCEED THE LESSER OF $100,000 OR THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU HEREUNDER IN THE 12 MONTHS PRECEDING THE INCIDENT, PROVIDED THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY) EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU HEREUNDER. THE FOREGOING SHALL NOT LIMIT YOUR PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS UNDER SECTION 5 (FEES AND PAYMENT FOR PURCHASED SERVICES).
10.2. Exclusion of Consequential and Related Damages. IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY OR ITS SUPPLIERS HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO THE OTHER PARTY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, COVER OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
11. TERM AND TERMINATION
11.1. Term of Agreement. This Agreement commences on the date You accept it and continues until all Subscriptions granted in accordance with this Agreement have expired or been terminated.
11.2. Term of Purchased Subscriptions. Subscriptions purchased by You commence on the start date specified in the applicable Order Form and continue for the Subscription term specified therein. Except as otherwise specified in the applicable Order Form, all Subscriptions shall automatically renew for additional periods equal to the expiring subscription term or one year (whichever is shorter), unless either party gives the other notice of non-renewal at least 30 days before the end of the relevant Subscription term. The per-unit pricing during any such renewal term shall be the same as that during the prior term unless We have given You written notice of a pricing increase at least 60 days before the end of such prior term, in which case the pricing increase shall be effective upon renewal and thereafter. Any such pricing increase shall not exceed 5% of the pricing for the relevant Services in the immediately prior Subscription term.
11.3. Termination for Cause. A party may terminate this Agreement for cause: (i) upon 30 days written notice to the other party of a material breach if such breach remains uncured at the expiration of such period, or (ii) if the other party becomes the subject of a petition in bankruptcy or any other proceeding relating to insolvency, receivership, liquidation or assignment for the benefit of creditors.
11.4. Refund or Payment upon Termination. Upon any termination for cause by You, We shall refund You any prepaid fees covering the remainder of the term of all Subscriptions after the effective date of termination. Upon any termination for cause by Us, You shall pay any unpaid fees covering the remainder of the term of all Order Forms after the effective date of termination. In no event shall any termination relieve You of the obligation to pay any fees payable to Us for the period prior to the effective date of termination.
11.6. Surviving Provisions. Section 5 (Fees and Payment for Purchased Services), 6 (Proprietary Rights), 7 (Confidentiality), 8.3 (Disclaimer), 9 (Mutual Indemnification), 10 (Limitation of Liability), 11.4 (Refund or Payment upon Termination), 11.5 (Return of Your Data), 12 (Notices, Governing Law and Jurisdiction) and 13 (General Provisions) shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
12. NOTICES, GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
12.1. Manner of Giving Notice. Except as otherwise specified in this Agreement, all notices, permissions and approvals hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given upon: (i) personal delivery, (ii) the second business day after mailing, (iii) the second business day after sending by confirmed facsimile, or (iv) the first business day after sending by email (provided email shall not be sufficient for notices of termination or an indemifiable claim). Billing-related notices to You shall be addressed to the relevant billing contact designated by You. All other notices to You shall be addressed to the relevant Services system administrator designated by You. Notices to Us shall be sent to:
118 S. Clinton Street, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60661
12.2. Agreement to Governing Law and Jurisdiction. Each party agrees to the substantive law of Illinois without regard to choice or conflicts of law rules, and to the exclusive jurisdiction of a United States federal or Illinois state court sitting in Chicago, Illinois. Each party hereby consents to the exercise of jurisdiction by such courts and irrevocably waives any objection that such party may now or later have based on venue or forum non-conveniens with respect to any action initiated in such courts.
12.3. Waiver of Jury Trial. Each party hereby waives any right to jury trial in connection with any action or litigation in any way arising out of or related to this Agreement.
13. GENERAL PROVISIONS
13.1. Export Compliance. The Services, other technology We make available, and derivatives thereof may be subject to export laws and regulations of the United States and other jurisdictions. Each party represents that it is not named on any U.S. government denied-party list. You shall not permit Users to access or use Services in a U.S.- embargoed country (currently Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria) or in violation of any U.S. export law or regulation.
13.2. Anti-Corruption. You have not received or been offered any illegal or improper bribe, kickback, payment, gift, or thing of value from any of Our employees or agents in connection with this Agreement. Reasonable gifts and entertainment provided in the ordinary course of business do not violate the above restriction. If You learn of any violation of the above restriction, You will use reasonable efforts to promptly notify Our Chief Financial Officer.
13.3. Relationship of the Parties. The parties are independent contractors. This Agreement does not create a partnership, franchise, joint venture, agency, fiduciary or employment relationship between the parties.
13.4. No Third-Party Beneficiaries. There are no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement.
13.5. Waiver. No failure or delay by either party in exercising any right under this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of that right.
13.6. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, the provision shall be modified by the court and interpreted so as best to accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in effect.
13.7. Attorney Fees. You shall pay on demand all of Our reasonable attorney fees and other costs incurred by Us to collect any fees or charges due Us under this Agreement following Your breach of Section 5.2 (Invoicing and Payment).
13.8. Assignment. Neither party may assign any of its rights or obligations hereunder, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the other party (not to be unreasonably withheld). Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may assign this Agreement in its entirety (including all Order Forms), without consent of the other party, to its Affiliate or in connection with a merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization, or sale of all or substantially all of its assets not involving a direct competitor of the other party. A party’s sole remedy for any purported assignment by the other party in breach of this paragraph shall be, at the non-assigning party’s election, termination of this Agreement upon written notice to the assigning party. In the event of such a termination, We shall refund to You any prepaid fees covering the remainder of the term of all subscriptions after the effective date of termination. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their respective successors and permitted assigns.
13.9. Force Majeure. A party whose performance is prevented, restricted, or interfered with by reason of a Force Majeure condition shall be excused from such performance to the extent of such Force Majeure condition so long as such party provides the other party with prompt written notice describing the Force Majeure condition and exerts commercially reasonable efforts to avoid or remove such causes of nonperformance and immediately continues performance whenever and to the extent such causes are removed. The term “Force Majeure” shall be defined to include fires or other casualties or accidents, acts of God, severe weather conditions, strikes or labor disputes, war or other violence, or any law, order, proclamation, regulation, ordinance, demand, or requirement of any governmental agency. If We are unable to comply with Our obligations under this Agreement for a period of more than thirty (30) days after the date of commencement of a Force Majeure event, then You may terminate this Agreement upon five (5) days written notice to Us, in which case the parties shall make a pro rata adjustment of fees as of the date of termination as may be appropriate
13.10. Entire Agreement. This Agreement, including all exhibits and addenda hereto and all Order Forms, constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, proposals or representations, written or oral, concerning its subject matter. No modification, amendment, or waiver of any provision of this Agreement shall be effective unless in writing and either signed or accepted electronically by the party against whom the modification, amendment or waiver is to be asserted. However, to the extent of any conflict or inconsistency between the provisions in the body of this Agreement and any exhibit or addendum hereto or any Order Form, the terms of such exhibit, addendum or Order Form shall prevail. Notwithstanding any language to the contrary therein, no terms or conditions stated in Your purchase order or other order documentation (excluding Order Forms) shall be incorporated into or form any part of this Agreement, and all such terms or conditions shall be null and void.
You agree that We may issue a mutually acceptable news release regarding Your use of the applicable Services. In addition, We may publicly refer to You as being Our client, including but not limited to on Our website, marketing materials, sales materials, and other general materials used to promote Us.