Terms of Service
MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT
Effective Date: January 2, 2020
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE (DEFINED BELOW), BY CLICKING ”I ACCEPT”, BY ENTERING INTO ANY ORDER FORM, PURCHASE ORDER, STATEMENT OF WORK, WORK ORDER, OR OTHER WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION WITH ARBINON.COM, INC. (COLLECTIVELY, “Order Forms”), OR BY PAYING FOR THE SERVICE OFFERED BY ARBINON.COM, INC. OR ITS AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY, “Arbinon”), BY ANY MEANS, YOU (“you”, “your” or “Customer”) ACCEPT ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. CUSTOMER AGREES THAT THIS AGREEMENT IS ENFORCEABLE LIKE ANY WRITTEN NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT SIGNED BY CUSTOMER. AS THE INDIVIDUAL CLICKING THROUGH AND ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE FULL AND LAWFUL AUTHORITY OF CUSTOMER TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON ITS BEHALF. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE THE SERVICE. USERS SHALL BE BOUND BY THE CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT APPLY TO ANY AND ALL USE OF THE SERVICE BY CUSTOMER, INCLUDING WHERE CUSTOMER IS USING THE SERVICE PURSUANT TO ANY DEMO OR TRIAL PERIOD, FOR THE TERM OF THIS AGREEMENT AND CUSTOMER, ON ITS OWN BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF ITS USERS, AGREES AND CONSENTS TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF USE OF THE SERVICE BY CUSTOMER. This Agreement, as amended from time to time, is between Customer and Arbinon and shall apply to all dealings between Customer and Arbinon and all use of the Service by Customer.
This Agreement is effective as of January 2, 2020.
1.1 “Affiliate” means an entity that directly or indirectly Controls, is Controlled by or is under common Control with Arbinon.
1.2 “Control” means an ownership, voting or similar interest representing fifty percent (50%) or more of the total interests then outstanding of the entity in question. The term “Controlled” will be construed accordingly.
1.3 “Customer Data” means all data or information submitted by or on behalf of Customer to the Service.
1.4 “Documentation” means all user manuals and online help provided by Arbinon to its customers generally pertaining to the Service;
1.5 “EU Data Protection Law” means (i) prior to 25 May 2018, Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data; and (ii) on and after 25 May 2018, Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation).
1.6 “Order Form” means the document describing the Service, applicable fees and charges, along with the payment terms prepared and signed by the parties in accordance with, and governed by the provisions of, this Agreement;
1.7 “Personal Information” means any information about an individual who is identifiable but does not include aggregate or anonymous information, or information used only to contact an individual in their capacity or position as an employee or official of an organization;
1.8 “Privacy Laws” means any statute, legislation, regulation, or ruling, directive or order, of any government, legislature, parliament, regulatory authority, governmental department, agency, commission, board, tribunal, crown corporation, or court or other law, rule or regulation making entity having or purporting to have jurisdiction on behalf of any nation, or province or state or other subdivision thereof, or any municipality, district or other subdivision thereof, with respect to individual privacy and/or access to Personal Information, and with respect to the collection, use or disclosure of Personal Information, and having or purporting to have jurisdiction over any person, including any User;
1.9 “Professional Services” means implementation, training and support services. Professional Services shall not include the Service.
1.10 “Service” means the online, web-based software-as- a-service application made available to Customer by Arbinon, as described in an Order Form.
1.11 “Software” shall mean any plug-ins, agents, mobile applications, administrative code, APIs or other software that Arbinon may provide to Customer in connection with the Service. In the event Arbinon provides any Software, such Software shall be part of the Service.
1.12 “Term” shall mean the period in the Order Form during which your Users are authorized to use or access the Service pursuant to the terms set forth in this Agreement, unless earlier terminated as set forth in Section 6.
1.13 “Third-Party Platform” means any software, software-as- a-service, data sources or other products or services not provided by Arbinon that can be integrated with Services at the sole discretion of Customer as described in the Documentation.
1.14 “User” shall mean an individual who is authorized by Customer to use or access the Service and for whom a subscription to the Service has been procured. Users may include Customer’s employees, contractors and agents.
1.15 “User Fee” means Arbinon’s then current fee for one (1) User to access and use the Service for the then current Term.
2. PROVISION OF SERVICE
2.1 License. Subject to compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the applicable Order Form, Arbinon grants to Customer a limited, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the Service, including the Documentation, during the Term.
2.2 Third-Party Platform. The Service may support integrations with certain Third-Party Platforms. For the Service to communicate with such Third-Party Platforms, Customer may be required to input credentials required for the Service to access and receive relevant information from Third-Party Platforms. By enabling use of the Services with any Third-Party Platform, Customer authorizes such Third-Party Platforms to access Customer’s accounts within the Service. Having chosen to integrate the Service with a Third-Party Platform, Customer is solely responsible for complying with any relevant terms and conditions of the Third-Party Platforms and maintaining appropriate accounts in good standing with the providers of the Third-Party Platforms. The Customer Data Processing Agreement under Section 7 does not apply to data processing on the Third-Party Platform and the Customer shall be solely responsible for any Customer Data including any Personal Information shared with Third-Party Platform. Customer acknowledges and agrees that Arbinon has no responsibility or liability for any Third-Party Platform or any Customer Data exported to a Third-Party Platform. Arbinon does not guarantee that the Services will maintain integrations with any Third-Party Platform and Arbinon may disable integrations of the Services with any Third-Party Platform at any time with or without notice to Customer. For clarity, this Agreement governs Customer’s use of and access to the Service, even if accessed through an integration with a Third-Party Platform.
2.3 Service Level Agreement. Arbinon shall use commercially reasonable efforts to make the Service available to Customer twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days per week, subject to the terms of the Service Level Agreement attached hereto as Schedule A.
2.4 Professional Services. Customer may purchase Professional Services under this Agreement by executing an Order Form or Statement of Work with Arbinon. Such document shall describe the Professional Services and incorporate this Agreement by reference.
2.5 Trial Terms. Notwithstanding any terms to the contrary, if Customer is participating in a trial of the Service, the Term of the Service shall be solely for the duration of the trial and the following terms and sections shall not apply: (i) any terms related to fees or payments, including without limitation, the terms set forth in Section 4 (“Fees”), (ii) Section 10.1 (“Indemnification by Arbinon”), (iii) Section 11.2 (“Publicity”).
Customer will use the Service only for Customer’s internal business operations and in accordance with the Documentation and the terms of this Agreement. Customer shall not (i) use the Service as a service bureau, (ii) sublicense, re-license or sell rights to access and/or use the Service to transfer or assign rights to access or use the Service (other than as permitted pursuant to Section 11.3, (iii) modify, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or create derivative works of the Service; (iv) transmit or share identification or password codes to persons other than Users; (v) access the Service for purposes of monitoring its availability, performance or functionality, or for any other benchmarking or competitive purposes; and (vi) use any automated tool (e.g. robots, spiders) to access or use the Service. Customer agrees that its use of the Service will be in a manner consistent with this Agreement and that complies with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, all Privacy Laws, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and export control laws, as well as those laws prohibiting the use of telecommunications facilities to transmit illegal, obscene, threatening, harassing, or other offensive messages. Customer acknowledges that Arbinon shall not be responsible and shall have no liability for any use or misuse of the Service by Customer or its Users, employees or contractors. In particular, Customer will not, nor shall it permit or assist others, to abuse or fraudulently use the Service, including but not limited to: (a) obtaining or attempting to obtain the Service by any unauthorized means or device with intent to avoid payments or otherwise avoid the operation or application of this Agreement; (b) accessing, altering, or destroying any information belonging to any person other than Customer, or attempting to do so; or (c) using the Service to interfere with the use of the Service by other licensees, companies or users.
4.1 Pricing and Payment. Customer shall pay all fees or charges accruing to Customer’s account in accordance with the fees, charges, and billing terms in effect at the time a fee or charge is or becomes due and payable. Charges will be equal to the number of total Users multiplied by the User Fee in effect at the time, or as otherwise specified by Arbinon. Payments will be made annually in advance, within thirty (30) days from the date of the invoice, unless otherwise mutually agreed. All payment obligations are non-cancellable and all amounts paid are non-refundable. Customer is responsible for paying all User Fees for all Users ordered for the entire Term, whether or not such Users actually use the Service. Customer must provide Arbinon with an executed Order Form, as a condition to being granted access to the Service. Customer may add Users by paying applicable User Fees. Added Users will be subject to the following: (i) the term of use for such Users will be coterminous with the then-remaining Term; (ii) the fee for the added Users will be the then current, generally applicable User Fee; and (iii) Users added during an ongoing billing period will be charged on a pro-rated basis for the remainder of the billing period in which the User is added and for the entire Term from the subsequent billing period.
4.2 Arbinon reserves the right to modify its fees and charges and to introduce new charges at any time, upon at least thirty (30) days prior notice to Customer, which notice may be provided by e-mail or by posting in the Service, provided that, Arbinon will not change fees during an ongoing Term. If Customer does not agree to the modification of the fees or charges, Customer may terminate its account by providing notice at least thirty (30) days before the price modification is to take effect. Fees for other services, including Professional Services, will be charged on an as quoted basis. All pricing terms are confidential, and Customer shall not disclose them to any third party. Arbinon may invoice Customer from a Arbinon Affiliate and Customer will pay Arbinon or such Affiliate as directed by Arbinon.
4.3 Billing Information. Customer agrees to provide Arbinon complete and accurate billing and contact information, which shall include Customer’s legal company name, street address, valid e-mail address, and name and telephone number of an individual who will be responsible for and authorized to make all decisions concerning the Service on Customer’s behalf, including acting as a billing contact. Customer will update such information within thirty (30) days of any change to it. If the contact information Customer has provided is false or fraudulent, Arbinon reserves the right to terminate Customer’s access to the Service in addition to any other legal remedies.
4.4 Adjustments and Credits. In the event that Customer believes its charges are incorrect, Customer must contact Arbinon in writing within forty-five (45) days of the date of the invoice containing the amount in question to be eligible to receive an adjustment or credit.
4.5 Taxes. Arbinon’s fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities, and Customer shall be responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties, excluding only taxes based solely on Arbinon’s income. If Arbinon is required to pay or collect any federal, state, provincial, municipal, local or value-added tax on any fees charged under this Agreement, or any other similar taxes or duties levied by any governmental authority, excluding taxes levied on Arbinon’s net income, then such taxes and/or duties will be billed to and paid by Customer immediately upon receipt of Arbinon’s invoice and supporting documentation for the taxes or duties charged.
5. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
5.1 Reservation of Rights. Except for the rights expressly granted herein, all rights, titles and interests to any and all proprietary rights and intellectual property rights, including but not limited to copyright and patent rights, in the Service including, without limitation, the underlying software, the Software, the Use Data, the Anonymous Data and the Aggregated Data will remain with, and be the exclusive property of, Arbinon.
5.2 Customer Data. Except for the rights expressly granted herein, all rights, titles and interests to any and all proprietary rights and intellectual property rights in the Customer Data, will remain with and be the exclusive property of Customer. Customer Data is deemed the Confidential Information of Customer under this Agreement.
5.3 Use Data. Customer acknowledges and agrees that Arbinon may derive or create data and information about the use of the Service by Customer and its Users (“Use Data”) and Arbinon may use and disclose Use Data to its third party service providers in order to improve the Service.
5.4 Anonymous Data. Customer acknowledges and agrees that Arbinon may obtain and aggregate technical and other data about Customer’s use of the Services excluding any personally identifiable with respect to Customer (“Aggregated Anonymous Data”), and Arbinon may use the Aggregated Anonymous Data to analyze, improve, support and operate the Services and otherwise for any business purpose, during and after the term of this Agreement, including without limitation to generate industry benchmarks or best practices guidance, recommendations or similar reports for distribution to and consumption by Customer and other Arbinon customers and prospects. For clarity, this Section 5.4 does not give Arbinon the right to identify Customer as the source of any Aggregated Anonymous Data.
6. TERM AND TERMINATION
6.1 Term of Agreement. This Agreement will commence the day the Service is available to Customer and will continue until all User licenses granted in accordance with this Agreement have expired or been terminated.
6.2 Term of Service. The Term of the Service shall be specified in the relevant Order Form and continue for the Term specified therein. Each Term will automatically renew or successive periods (each a ” Renewal Term”) of one year unless either party gives the other party not fewer than thirty (30) days’ notice of its intent not to renew, or unless terminated earlier under the terms contained within this Agreement.
6.3 Termination for Cause. Either party may terminate this Agreement for material breach by the other party, provided, however, that the terminating party has given the other party at least 120 days written notice of and the opportunity to cure the breach. Termination for breach will not preclude the terminating party from exercising any other remedies for breach available to it under applicable law. In the event that Customer becomes insolvent, or is placed in receivership or equivalent status, or files or is petitioned into bankruptcy or similar protection from creditors under any statute, Arbinon may terminate this Agreement immediately. Upon termination or expiry of this Agreement, Customer will cease to have any right to access or use the Service and Customer will immediately return to Arbinon any Confidential Information of Arbinon provided to Customer by Arbinon or on its behalf.
6.4 Effect of Termination. Following termination or expiry of this Agreement, Arbinon may retain Customer Data for a period of up to thirty (30) days, following which Customer Data may be destroyed by Arbinon without further notice, and without any liability to Customer. Delivery of Customer Data to Customer following termination or expiry of this Agreement shall be subject to availability, solely at the discretion of Arbinon, and shall be subject to additional charges payable to Arbinon at its then-current rates for delivery of Data, and shall be by the means, and in the format, made available by Arbinon.
6.5 Suspension of Service. Arbinon shall have the right, on notice to Customer, to suspend access to the Service in the event Customer has breached this Agreement or is in default of payment. Arbinon shall also have the right to suspend access to the Service without notice in circumstances where the Service is under threat, or subject to attacks, or subject to technical failures or events beyond the control of Arbinon, whether as a result of Customer’s conduct, the conduct of third parties, or otherwise, in order to avoid harm to the Service or the data of Arbinon’s customers, or to preserve the integrity of the Service or data available to customers using the Service.
7. CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVACY
7.1 Protection. “Confidential Information” means any and all information related to a party’s business that is labeled or identified as “confidential” or “proprietary”; or otherwise is of such a type or disclosed in such a way that a reasonable person would understand that the information disclosed is confidential or proprietary, including without limitation software, source code and specifications, trade secrets, development plans, content, technical information, pricing, business forecasts and strategies, and information regarding personnel, customers and suppliers. Customer acknowledges that the Service (including, without limitation, Third-Party Platforms) embodies logic, design and coding methodology that constitute valuable Confidential Information that is proprietary to Arbinon. Customer will safeguard the right to access the Service, using the same standard of care that Customer uses for its own confidential materials, being at least a reasonable standard of care. Subject to Section 5, Customer Data will be held as confidential by Arbinon and will not, without the prior written consent of Customer, or as required by applicable law, be disclosed or be used for any purposes other than as expressly permitted herein or the performance of this Agreement. Arbinon will safeguard the confidentiality of Customer Data using the same standard of care that Arbinon uses for its own confidential materials, being at least a reasonable standard of care.
7.2 Exclusions. The obligations of a party as recipient of the other party’s Confidential Information to maintain confidentiality does not apply to such of the Confidential Information of the other party that: (i) is or becomes, through no act or failure to act on the part of the recipient party, generally known or available to the public; (ii) is known by the recipient party at the time of receiving such information as evidenced by its written records; (iii) is hereafter furnished to the recipient party by a third party, as a matter of right and without restriction on disclosure; (iv) is independently developed by the recipient party as evidenced by its written and dated records and without any breach of this Agreement; or (v) is the subject of a written permission to disclose provided by the disclosing party. Further, notwithstanding the foregoing, disclosure of Confidential Information will not be precluded if such disclosure: (a) is in response to a valid order of a court or other governmental body having jurisdiction over the recipient party; (b) is otherwise required by law; or (c) is otherwise necessary to establish rights or enforce obligations under this Agreement, but only to the extent that any such disclosure is necessary. Once Customer Data is destroyed by Arbinon as provided in this Agreement, Arbinon shall have no further obligation with respect to such Customer Data.
7.4 EEA Requirements. To the extent Customer Data is protected by, or otherwise regulated by, EU Data Protection Law, the terms set out in the Customer Data Processing Addendum shall form part of this Agreement and shall apply in addition to the terms set out in this Section 7 (Confidentiality and Privacy).
7.5 Compelled Disclosure. If the recipient party is compelled by law to disclose Confidential Information of the disclosing party, it shall provide disclosing party with prior notice of such compelled disclosure, to the extent legally permitted, and reasonable assistance, at disclosing party’s cost, if the disclosing party wishes to contest the disclosure.
8. WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMER
8.1 Arbinon Warranties. Arbinon warrants (i) the Service will be provided in conformity with generally prevailing industry standards, (ii) the Service will perform materially in accordance with the Documentation under normal use and circumstances; and (iii) it will perform all Professional Services in a professional and workmanlike manner. Customer must report any material deficiencies in the Service to Arbinon in writing within thirty (30) days of Customer’s discovery of the defect. Customer’s exclusive remedy for the breach of the warranties in (i) and (ii) above will be for Arbinon to use commercially reasonable efforts to provide the Service in accordance with this Agreement. Customer’s exclusive remedy for the breach of the warranty in (iii) above will be for Arbinon to re-perform the applicable Professional Services, and if Arbinon is unable to perform such Professional Services as warranted within a reasonable time following receipt of written notice of breach, Customer shall be entitled to terminate the applicable Order Form and recover the fees paid for the nonconforming Professional Services.
8.2 Customer Warranties. Customer warrants and represents that Customer has all necessary consents to allow Arbinon to use and disclose to Customer any and all Personal Information about Customer’s Users collected or acquired by Arbinon.
8.3 Disclaimer. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, COMPLIANCE WITH ANY DESCRIPTION, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, OR ANY ORAL OR WRITTEN REPRESENTATIONS, PROPOSALS OR STATEMENTS MADE ON OR PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS AGREEMENT. ARBINON EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT, ARBINON MAKES NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, CONDITION OR GUARANTEE AS TO THE RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SERVICE OR ANY COMPONENT OF THE SERVICE. ARBINON DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT (A) THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR OPERATE IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, SERVICE, SYSTEM OR DATA, (B) THE SERVICE WILL MEET CUSTOMER’S REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, (C) ANY STORED DATA WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY CUSTOMER THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET CUSTOMER’S REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, (E) ERRORS OR DEFECTS WILL BE ABSENT OR WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (F) THE SERVICE OR THE COMMUNICATION FACILITIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE INTERNET, THAT MAKE THE SERVICE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR ARE SECURE FROM INTERRUPTION, INTERCEPTION OR CORRUPTION BY THIRD PARTIES. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER STRICTLY ON AN ” AS IS” ” WHERE IS” AND ” AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.THIS SECTION SHALL SURVIVE THE TERMINATION OR EXPIRY OF THIS AGREEMENT AND CONTINUE IN EFFECT.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
9.1 TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ARBINON HEREBY EXCLUDES FOR ITSELF, AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDING THIRD PARTY SERVICES), ANY LIABILITY IN EXCESS OF THE FEES PAID BY CUSTOMER TO ARBINON DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE OCCURRENCE OR ACT OR OMISSION GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM (THE “COMPENSATION AMOUNT”), HOWSOEVER CAUSED, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.
9.2 ARBINON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR FOR ECONOMIC LOSS, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS OR INVESTMENT OR THE LIKE, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA, OF OTHER FINANCIAL LOSS, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE PROVISION, MAINTENANCE, USE, PERFORMANCE, FAILURE, OR INTERRUPTION OF THE SERVICE, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND THE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF SUCH DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE OR ARBINON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ARBINON SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO ANY THIRD PARTY OTHER THAN CUSTOMER CLAIMING RIGHTS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. THERE ARE NO RIGHTS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARY. THIS SECTION SHALL SURVIVE THE TERMINATION OR EXPIRATION OF THIS AGREEMENT.
10. MUTUAL INDEMNITIES
10.1 Indemnification by Arbinon. Arbinon will (i) defend, at its expense, Customer from and against any claims, proceedings, actions or demands (“Claim”) which may be brought against Customer by any third party alleging that Customer’s use of the Service or the underlying software infringes a patent or copyright, or misappropriates a trade secret; and (ii) indemnify and hold Customer harmless against all costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) finally awarded against Customer by a court of competent jurisdiction or an arbitrator, or agreed to in a written settlement agreement signed by Arbinon, in connection with such Claim. Arbinon shall have the right to assume full conduct of the Claim in the name of Customer, to appoint such legal counsel as Arbinon may elect, and to litigate, settle or compromise such Claim as Arbinon may see fit in its sole discretion, provided that Arbinon will not settle or compromise such Claim on a basis that results in an admission of liability by Customer, or in Customer having to pay any sum of money related to such Claim, unless Customer has first agreed in writing. Customer will fully cooperate with Arbinon in the defense of the Claim at Arbinon’s cost. The foregoing obligation of Arbinon to indemnify Customer shall not apply to the extent that (a) Customer has failed to give prompt written notice to Arbinon of the Claim; (b) Customer has modified the Service in a manner that makes the Service infringing where otherwise it would not be; (c) Customer has combined the Service with other software, products or services in a manner that makes the Service infringing where otherwise it would not be; (d) the infringement arises, or is alleged to arise, from a modification to the Service or the Software developed or made by Arbinon for Customer at Customer’s direction and to Customer’s specifications; or (e) the infringement is due to the actions, or failure to take action, of a third party, including the provider of a Third-Party Platform. In the event of a Claim, Arbinon, in its exclusive discretion, may elect to (1) modify the Service so that the Service no longer infringes or misappropriates; (2) obtain a license for Customer to continue to use the Service; or (3) terminate this Agreement and refund to Customer the unused portion of any pre-paid charges or fees. The foregoing, along with Arbinon’s obligation to indemnify Customer, shall be Arbinon’s only obligation in the event of a third party claim of intellectual property infringement, and Customer’s exclusive remedy.
10.2 Indemnification by Customer. Customer will defend Arbinon, its Affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors, representatives, successors and assignees (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all claims, proceedings, actions or demands which may be brought against Arbinon or another of the Indemnified Parties and Customer shall indemnify and hold Arbinon and the other Indemnified Parties harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, legal fees on a solicitor and client basis) real or perceived, that occur, or that Arbinon or its Affiliates may suffer, sustain or incur, as a result of (A) Customer’s misuse of the Services, or (B) Customer’s breaches of this Agreement (including, where applicable, Customer’s breaches of the Customer Data Processing Addendum). Customer will have sole control of the investigation, preparation, defense and settlement of any such claims and Arbinon shall make reasonable efforts to provide cooperation and assistance in any such investigation, preparation, defense and settlement. Arbinon may engage separate counsel to monitor the defense at Arbinon’s sole cost and expense. Customer will indemnify the Indemnified Parties against any claim by a third party seeking to enforce rights under this Agreement. This section shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.
11.1 Relation of Parties. Nothing in this Agreement will create or imply an agency relationship between the parties, nor will this Agreement be deemed to constitute a joint venture or partnership between the parties.
11.2 Publicity and Reference. During the term of this Agreement, Customer agrees that Arbinon may use the Customer’s name (and Customer’s logo) as a reference in press releases and marketing materials including but not limited to websites, case studies, blog posts and whitepapers.
11.3 Assignment. Neither party may assign, voluntarily, by operation of law, or otherwise, any rights or delegate any duties under this Agreement (other than the right to receive payments) without the other party’s prior written consent, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, except that Arbinon may assign this Agreement, without consent, in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of Arbinon’s business or assets. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of, and be binding upon the parties hereto, together with their respective legal representatives, successors, and assigns, as permitted herein.
11.4 Equitable Remedies and Injunctive Relief. Customer acknowledges and agrees that any breach by Customer of this Agreement other than a failure to pay sums due and owing to Arbinon, or any infringement, violation or misappropriation of the intellectual property rights of Arbinon may cause irreparable harm to Arbinon not reasonably compensable by money damages. Accordingly, Customer agrees that, in addition to all other remedies Arbinon may have at law, Arbinon shall be entitled to seek immediate equitable relief, including an injunction, against Customer in any court of competent jurisdiction in order to restrain Customer’s breach of this agreement or infringement, violation or misappropriation of the intellectual property rights of Arbinon without the necessity for Arbinon to prove the likelihood of irreparable harm, or that damages are not an adequate remedy, and without any requirement by Arbinon to post bond or undertaking as to damages.
11.5 Notices. Except as maybe otherwise agreed between the parties, all notices related to this Agreement will be in writing and delivered to Arbinon and the Customer at the address as mentioned on the Order Form.
11.6 Governing Law and Venue. This Agreement shall be subject to, construed by and enforced in accordance with the laws of Alberta and applicable federal laws of Canada. Subject to 11.6, the parties agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, sitting at Calgary, without regard for its conflicts of laws principle, provided that nothing in this Agreement shall prevent Arbinon from taking action in any court of competent jurisdiction to seek injunctive and equitable relief to restrain Customer from any breach of this Agreement.
11.7 Dispute Resolution. Except for any dispute concerning breach of confidentiality or infringement of any intellectual property rights, which dispute will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Alberta and the proper appeal courts from such courts, any dispute arising under this Agreement will be subject to binding arbitration by a single arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in accordance with its relevant industry rules, if any. The arbitration will be held at Calgary, Alberta. The language of the arbitration shall be the English language. Judgment on any award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any Court of competent jurisdiction.
11.8 Severability. If any term of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or contrary to law, it will be modified to the least extent necessary to make it enforceable, and, if the foregoing modification is not possible, it shall be severed from this Agreement, and the remaining portions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect.
11.9 Force Majeure. Neither party will be held responsible for any delay or failure in performance of any part of this Agreement to the extent that such delay is caused by events or circumstances beyond the delayed party’s reasonable control. Lack of funds does not entitle a party to claim force majeure.
11.10 Waiver. The waiver by any party of any breach of this Agreement will not be construed to be a waiver of any succeeding breach. All waivers must be in writing, and signed by the party waiving its rights.
11.11 Entire Agreement. This Agreement (including any Order Forms and SOW) constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to its subject matter, and supersedes all prior agreements, proposals, negotiations, representations or communications relating to the subject matter including any terms and conditions that may be mentioned on any purchase order or other similar pre-printed document issued by the Customer to Arbinon. Both parties acknowledge that they have not been induced to enter into this Agreement by any representations or promises not specifically stated herein.
11.13 Third-Party Beneficiaries. There are no third-party beneficiaries under this Agreement.
11.14 Amendments. Arbinon may amend this Agreement by giving Customer prior notice of the amendment, which notice may be provided by e-mail to Customer’s email address of record with Arbinon or by posting in the Service.
Schedule A - SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT
This Service Level Agreement (“SLA”) sets forth the details regarding the level of service and technical support for the Service that apply when your account is in good financial standing.
a. For purposes of this SLA, a unit of Downtime is one period of at least thirty (30) minutes (“Unit”) during which the Service or a material component of it is unavailable because of problems with or the unscheduled maintenance of Arbinon’s hardware or system software (“Downtime”). Downtime does not include (i) problems caused by factors outside of Arbinon’s reasonable control, (ii) problems resulting from any actions or inactions by Customer or any third party, (iii) problems resulting from Customer’s equipment and/or third party equipment not within Arbinon’s exclusive control, or (iv) network unavailability during scheduled maintenance of Arbinon’s network and/or servers. Arbinon will periodically monitor Arbinon network and server availability using software and hardware components capable of measuring application traffic and responses. Based on its monitoring, Arbinon will determine Downtime for the purposes of this Agreement.
b. Arbinon’s servers connect to the Internet through redundant high-speed connections on diverse backbones, enabling data delivery to the end user in a quick and efficient manner. Subject to the limitations set out below, in any calendar month, Downtime will not exceed eight (8) Units of Downtime excluding, however, regularly scheduled maintenance. Any regularly scheduled maintenance will be performed between Saturday 5:00 PM PST/PDT and Sunday 11:00 AM PST/PDT. THE SERVICE IS SUBJECT TO LIMITATIONS, DELAYS, AND OTHER PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THE USE OF THE INTERNET AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS. ARBINON IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAYS, DELIVERY FAILURES, OR OTHER DAMAGE RESULTING FROM SUCH PROBLEMS.
c. If Downtime exceeds eight (8) Units of Downtime in any calendar month, Arbinon will, upon Customer’s written request, credit Customer’s account (a “Downtime Credit”) in an amount equal to the pro-rata price for one (1) day of service, for each 4 Units of Downtime in excess of eight (8) Units in any calendar month.
d. To receive Downtime Credit, Customer must request such credit by sending an email to email@example.com within seven (7) days after the occurrence of Downtime. The aggregate maximum number of Downtime Credits to be issued for any and all instances of Downtime occurring in a single calendar month will not exceed seven (7). Downtime Credits will be applied upon issue of the first invoice following the request for Downtime Credit, unless the Downtime occurs in Customer’s final month of service, in which case a refund for the dollar value of the Downtime Credit will be mailed to Customer within thirty (30) days of the expiration of Customer’s service agreement. The credits specified in this Schedule A shall be Arbinon’s sole liability and Customer’s exclusive remedy for Downtime.
2. Technical Support
a. A member of Arbinon’s technical support help desk staff will be available to assist Customer with problems and questions regarding the Service. Arbinon will supply telephone and/or email support to Customer dependent on the Support Offering selected. Standard support is available Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during Pacific Time Zone.
b. Customer may contact Arbinon’s technical support help desk via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Arbinon may, from time to time, develop additional methods for Customer to contact the help desk, and will make information regarding such methods available at Arbinon’s website or in the Service.