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Contents

  1. Software
  2. Order
    1. Custom Deal Terms
    2. Default Deal Terms
  3. Provider's Obligations
    1. Provide the Software
      1. Hosted
        1. Run the Software
        2. Send Access Credentials
        3. Keep Customer Data Confidential
        4. Take Security Precautions
        5. Prepare for Disasters
        6. Use Responsible Subcontractors
      2. Licensed
        1. Provide a Download
        2. Document Installation and Configuration
        3. Make Sure Customer Can Download Software Dependencies
    2. Provide Support
    3. Publish Documentation
    4. Give Credits for Bad Service
    5. Refund Fees for Poor Service
    6. Refund Prepaid Fees for Removed Features
    7. Keep Malicious Code Out of the Software
    8. Limit Validation Code in the Software
    9. Protect Customer from Liability
      1. Indemnify Customer
      2. Provide Assurance about Patents
      3. Give Notice of Infringement Claims
  4. Customer's Obligations
    1. Pay Fees
    2. Follow Rules About Use
    3. Enforce Rules About Use
    4. Update Account Details
    5. Notify Provider if it Becomes Ineligible for the Package
    6. Keep Access Credentials Secret and Secure
    7. Abide by Export Controls
    8. Indemnify Provider
  5. Intellectual Property
    1. Copyright License
    2. Patent License
    3. No Other Licenses
  6. Changes
    1. Changes Customer May Make
    2. Changes Provider May Make
    3. Renewal
  7. Liability
    1. Agreed Legal Remedies
    2. Valid Excuses
    3. Only Express Warranties
    4. Limited Damages
      1. Damages Limit Exceptions
  8. Process
    1. Indemnification Process
    2. Notice Process
    3. Change Process
  9. General Contract Terms
    1. Governing Law
    2. No CCSG
    3. No UCITA
    4. Government Procurement
    5. Whole Agreement
    6. Enforcement
    7. Assignment
    8. Lawsuits
      1. Forum
      2. Exclusive Jurisdiction
      3. Inconvenient Forum Waiver
  10. Definitions

Provider and Customer agree:

Software

The Software is , for .

The Website is at .

The Account Dashboard is at .

The Documentation is at .

Order

These terms, together with the specifics of the accompanying Order, govern Customer's use of the Software. The Order is either:

the order Customer submitted through the Account Dashboard, for a Product Package that Provider offered through the Account Dashboard

the purchase order Customer sent Provider, for a Product Package that Provider quoted to Customer

A Product Package is an offer of specific Deal Terms from Provider:

Hosted Software or Licensed Software

a Feature Set of Software Features

Use Allowances: numeric limits on use of the Software, such as "ten User Accounts", "two Running Instances", or "twenty Concurrent Users"

Software Pricing: a way to calculate Software Fees, such as a flat amount for a set number of User Accounts, an amount based on the number of Running Instances, or a free trial followed by a flat monthly fee

a Commitment Period: the recurring period of time, starting on the Order date, when Provider commits to the Deal Terms, such as each month, each quarter, or each year

a Payment Method such as automatic credit card charges or invoices paid by wire transfer

a Billing Cycle such as monthly or annually, on which Customer will pay for use of the Software

if the Product Package is for Hosted Software, any Service-Level Agreement for the Website

if the Product Package includes support services:

Support Terms setting how and when Provider will respond to Support Requests

Support Pricing: a way to calculate Support Fees

any Service-Level Agreement for response to Support Requests

any Eligibility Criteria that Customer must meet to order the Product Package, such as 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status

Custom Deal Terms

A Product Package may allow Customer to choose particular Deal Terms for itself, such as Use Allowances numbers or Payment Method. Customer's choices on entering this agreement are also part of the Order.

Default Deal Terms

If a Product Package doesn't mention a currency for Software Pricing or Support Pricing, the currency is United States Dollars.

If a Product Package doesn't mention a Feature Set, the Feature Set is all Software Features described in the Documentation on the Order date.

If a Product Package offers a Payment Method that Provider must start by billing Customer, but does not mention payment terms, payments are due within thirty calendar days of receiving each bill, with late-payment interest of 1.5%, compounded monthly.

If a Product Package includes support services, but doesn't say when Provider will respond to Support Requests, Provider will respond on Business Days from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM in the time zone of Provider's Main Office.

Provider's Obligations

Provide the Software

Hosted

If the Order is for Hosted Software:

Run the Software

While the Order continues, Provider agrees to run the Software so that Customer Personnel can use the Feature Set by visiting the Website with computers and software that meet any requirements set out in the current Documentation.

Send Access Credentials

Provider agrees to send Customer a set of administrative Access Credentials for the Software on entering into this agreement. While the Order continues, Provider agrees to send Customer a new set of administrative Access Credentials on request.

Keep Customer Data Confidential

Provider agrees not to access, use, or disclose Customer Data without Permission, except:

as needed to provide the Software

to monitor use of the Software to prevent, detect, and mitigate breach of these terms

to respond to Support Requests

Take Security Precautions

Provider agrees to take industry-standard security precautions to keep Customer Data that it has secure from inadvertent publication, leak, and hacker attack. Provider does not agree to make sure Customer Data is completely free of software bugs or configuration errors affecting security, or completely secure from all possible hacker attacks.

Prepare for Disasters

While the Order continues, Provider agrees to:

adopt, maintain, and periodically review a written plan to recover from any Disaster affecting the computers used to provide the Software or the integrity of Customer Data

share the plan with relevant Provider personnel

give Customer a copy of the current plan on request

follow the plan if a Disaster happens

Use Responsible Subcontractors

Provider agrees to make sure its employees and contractors abide by Keep Customer Data Confidential, Take Security Precautions, Prepare for Disasters, and Keep Malicious Code Out of the Software. Provider may contract with others to provide computers and software services used to provide the Software to Customer.

Licensed

If the Order is for Licensed Software:

Provide a Download

While the Order continues, Provider agrees to make the Latest Version of the Software supporting the Feature Set available for Customer to download through the Account Dashboard.

Document Installation and Configuration

While the Order continues, Provider agrees to make sure the Documentation has instructions that enable a system administrator experienced with a supported operating system to install, configure, and run the Latest Version of the Software.

Make Sure Customer Can Download Software Dependencies

While the Order continues, Provider agrees to make sure any Software Dependencies not included in the download of the Latest Version of the Software from the Account Dashboard are Publicly Licensed and generally available for Customer to download from a Public Software Repository. Provider does not agree to any Service-Level Agreement or other specific guarantee about any Public Software Repository.

Provide Support

While the Order continues, if the Order includes Support Terms, Provider agrees to respond to Support Requests as the Support Terms describe.

Publish Documentation

While the Order continues, Provider agrees to host the Documentation so Customer personnel can read it via the Internet.

Give Credits for Bad Service

If the Order includes any Service-Level Agreement, Provider agrees to credit Customer's account on Notice and verification that it failed to provide service according to the Service-Level Agreement while Customer remained within the Use Allowances and met its obligations under Follow Rules About Use and Enforce Rules About Use. Provider agrees to apply credits against Customer's obligations to pay Fees as soon as possible. Provider does not agree to refund any credits.

Refund Fees for Poor Service

If Provider credits Customer's account under a Service-Level Agreement for three months in a row, and Customer ends the Order during the third month, citing poor service, Provider agrees to refund Fees that Customer paid for those three months, as well as any Prepaid Fees.

Refund Prepaid Fees for Removed Features

If Provider changes or removes Software Features from the Latest Version of the Software that were part of the Feature Set, substantially reducing how useful the Software is to Customer, and Customer ends the Order within three calendar months of the change, citing the change, Provider agrees to refund any Prepaid Fees.

Keep Malicious Code Out of the Software

While the Order continues, Provider agrees to make sure the Latest Version of the Software is free of malicious code.

Limit Validation Code in the Software

Provider may include code in the Latest Version of the Software that automatically disables Software Features on failure to validate administrative Access Credentials, but agrees not to include any code that disables Software Features based on monitoring of Use Allowances. Provider may include code that monitors Use Allowances, validates administrative Access Credentials, and reports results back to Provider systems.

Protect Customer from Liability

So long as the Pricing requires Customer to pay some amount of Software Fees, and Customer has paid all Fees as required by the Pricing:

Indemnify Customer

Subject to Indemnification Process, Provider agrees to give Customer Indemnification for Legal Claims by others alleging that Permitted Use of the Software infringes any copyright, trademark, or trade secret right, or breaks any law.

Provide Assurance about Patents

As of the Order date, Provider is not aware of any patent that Provider would infringe by licensing or providing the Software under these terms, or that Customer would infringe by Permitted Use of the Software.

Give Notice of Infringement Claims

Provider agrees to give Customer prompt Notice of any Infringement Claim.

Customer's Obligations

Pay Fees

Customer agrees to pay all Fees, in advance, for each period on the Billing Cycle, using the agreed Payment Method. Customer agrees to pay all tax on Software Fees and Support Fees, except tax Provider owes on income.

Follow Rules About Use

Customer agrees not to:

reverse engineer the Software

circumvent any access controls or other limits of the Software

circumvent code permitted under Limit Validation Code in the Software

violate others others' intellectual property or other rights using the Software

breach any agreement using the Software

break the law using the Software

license, sell, lease, or otherwise let anyone but Customer Personnel use Software Features

furnish Customer Data in any way that infringes any Intellectual Property Right, breaks any law, or breaches any other agreement

furnish Customer Data subject to Special Data Regulations

reuse any one set of Access Credentials for multiple Users

remove proprietary notices from Software or Documentation

use the Software for competitive analysis

if the Order is for Hosted Software, strain the technical infrastructure of the Software with an unreasonable volume of requests, or requests expected to impose an unreasonable load

publish data about the performance of the Software

Enforce Rules About Use

Customer agrees to make sure Customer Personnel and other personnel abide by Follow Rules About Use and Abide by Export Controls.

Update Account Details

While the Order continues, Customer agrees to use the Account Dashboard to keep its contact, payment, and other administrative details complete, accurate, and up-to-date.

Notify Provider if it Becomes Ineligible for the Package

Customer agrees to give Notice if it stops meeting any of the Eligibility Criteria before the Order ends.

Keep Access Credentials Secret and Secure

Customer agrees to make sure Customer Personnel only share Access Credentials as needed to use the Software and services under these terms, and secure Access Credentials at least as well as Customer's own confidential information.

Abide by Export Controls

The Software is subject to United States export restrictions, and may be subject to foreign import restrictions. Customer agrees not to break any import or export law by exporting or reexporting the Software.

Indemnify Provider

Subject to Indemnification Process, Customer agrees to give Provider Indemnification from Legal Claims by others based on:

breach of these terms

Customer Data

Use of the Software at Customer's Own Risk

misuse of Customer's Access Credentials

Intellectual Property

Copyright License

If the Order is for Licensed Software, Provider grants Customer and each of the Users a Standard License, for any copyrights Provider can license, to copy, install, back up, and make Permitted Use of the Software and Documentation.

Patent License

Provider grants Customer and each of the Users a Standard License, for any patents Provider can license, to make Permitted Use of the Software.

No Other Licenses

With the exceptions of the licenses in Intellectual Property, these terms do not license or assign any Intellectual Property Right.

Changes

Changes Customer May Make

Subject to Change Process:

Customer may end the Order at any time.

If Software Pricing and any Support Pricing can calculate Fees for different Use Allowances, Customer may change its Use Allowances within any Pricing limits at any time. Customer changes to Use Allowances take effect as soon as Customer pays any added Fees under the Pricing.

Changes Provider May Make

Subject to Change Process:

Provider may end the Order whenever Pricing does not require Customer to pay any amount of Software Fees.

Provider may end the Order if Customer stops meeting any of the Eligibility Criteria.

Provider may end the Order at the end of any Commitment Period by giving Notice at least one Billing Cycle in advance.

Provider may end the Order immediately if Customer breaches these terms.

Provider may add, remove, and change Software Features in the Latest Version of the Software.

Provider may add, remove, and change the functionality of the Account Dashboard and Documentation.

Provider may take any of these steps in response to an Infringement Claim:

Provider may release a new Latest Version of the Software so that Permitted Use of the Software will no longer infringe or break the law.

If the Order is for Hosted Software, Provider may change how it provides the Software so that Permitted Use of the Software will no longer infringe or break the law.

If the problem is infringement, Provider may get a license for Customer so that Permitted Use of the Software will no longer infringe.

If the problem is illegality, Provider may get the government approvals, licenses, or other requirements needed to abide by the law.

Provider may end the Order and refund any Prepaid Fees.

Renewal

The Order will automatically renew for another Commitment Period when the prior Commitment Period ends. Either side may stop the Order from renewing by ending it before it renews.

Liability

Agreed Legal Remedies

Each side's only legal remedy for Legal Claims covered by Indemnification will be Indemnification.

Customer's only legal remedy for failures to meet any Service-Level Agreement will be credits under Give Credits for Bad Service.

Customer's only legal remedy for changes to Software Features in the Latest Version of the Software will be refunds under Refund Prepaid Fees for Removed Features.

Valid Excuses

Neither side will be liable for any failure or delay in meeting any Service-Level Agreement or other obligation under these terms caused by a Disaster, failure of the other side or its personnel to meet their obligations under these terms, or actions done or delayed on written request of the other side.

Only Express Warranties

With the exception of its obligations in Provider's Obligations, Provider provides the Software "as is", without express or implied warranties about the quality of the Software, the security or correct operation of any Hosted Software, or the quality of any services. Provider disclaims any warranties the law might otherwise imply, like warranties of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, title, or noninfringement.

Limited Damages

Subject to Damages Limit Exceptions, neither side's total liability for breach of these terms will exceed the amount of Fees Provider received from Customer during the twelve months before the first claim is filed. This limit applies even if the one liable is advised that the other may suffer damages, and even if Customer paid no fees at all.

Neither side will be liable for breach-of-contract damages they could not have reasonably foreseen when agreeing to these terms.

Damages Limit Exceptions

Limited Damages does not limit damages for breach of:

Pay Fees

Keep Customer Data Confidential

Follow Rules About Use

Enforce Rules About Use

Provide Assurance about Patents

Abide by Export Controls

Indemnify Customer

Indemnify Provider

Process

Indemnification Process

Both sides agree that to receive Indemnification under these terms, they must give Notice of any covered Legal Claims quickly, allow the other side to control investigation, defense, and settlement, and cooperate with those efforts. Both sides agree that if they fail to give Notice of any covered Legal Claims quickly, Indemnification will not cover amounts that could have been defended against or mitigated if Notice had been given quickly. Both sides agree that if they take control of the defense and settlement of any Legal Claims covered by Indemnification, they will not agree to any settlements that admit fault or impose obligations on the other side without their Permission.

Notice Process

Both sides agree that to give Notice under these terms, the side giving Notice must send by e-mail to the address the recipient given with its signature, or to a different address given later for Notice going forward. If either side finds that e-mail can't be delivered to the e-mail address given, it may give Notice by registered mail to the address on file for the recipient with the state under whose laws it is organized.

Change Process

Customer agrees to make changes to the Order through the Account Dashboard whenever possible. If the Account Dashboard does not provide a user interface for making a particular change, or the Account Dashboard is not available or malfunctions, Customer may make its change by Notice to Provider. Provider agrees to make changes to the Order by Notice.

General Contract Terms

Governing Law

The law of the state of Provider's Main Office will govern these terms.

No CCSG

The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the Sale of Goods will not apply to these terms.

No UCITA

The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act will not apply to these terms.

Government Procurement

The Software is commercial computer software, and the Documentation is commercial computer software documentation. Both Software and the Documentation were developed exclusively at private expense. If Customer's procurement of the Software and Documentation is subject to Federal Acquisition Regulation 12.212 or Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 227.7202, Customer's rights in the Software and Documentation will be only those stated in the Order and these terms.

Whole Agreement

Both sides intend the Order and these terms as the final, complete, and only expression of their terms about use of the Software and related support services. However, these terms do not affect the terms of any separate nondisclosure or confidentiality agreement Provider and Customer may have.

Enforcement

Only Provider and Customer may enforce these terms.

Assignment

Each side may assign all its rights, licenses, and obligations under these terms, as a whole, to a new legal entity created to change its jurisdiction or legal form of organization, or to an entity that acquires substantially all of its assets or enough securities to control its management. Otherwise, each side needs Permission to assign any right or license under these terms. Attempts to assign against these terms will have no legal effect.

Lawsuits

Forum

Both sides agree to bring any Lawsuit in Provider's Local Courts.

Exclusive Jurisdiction

Both sides consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of Provider's Local Courts. Both sides may enforce judgments from Provider's Local Courts in other jurisdictions.

Inconvenient Forum Waiver

Both sides waive any objection to venue for any Lawsuit in Provider's Local Courts and any claim that the other brought any Lawsuit in Provider's Local Courts in an inconvenient forum.

Definitions

Access Credentials means a user name and password, license key, or other secret that affords use of the Software.

Business Days means days other than Saturdays, Sundays, and days when commercial banks in the capital of the state of Provider's Main Office typically stay closed.

Concurrent Users means the number of Users logged into or using the Software at any given time.

Customer Data means data that:

Users furnish to the Software, such as by entering it or configuring the Software to gather or receive it, if doing so doesn't breach these terms

the Software collects about Users and how they use the Software

Customer Personnel means Customer's employees and each Customer subsidiary's employees, as well as independent contractors providing services to Customer.

Customer Systems means computer programs run by Customer or by independent contractors for Customer.

Software Dependencies means software from others that the Software depends on, installs, configures, or links, directly or indirectly, to provide the Feature Set.

Disaster means:

fire, flood, earthquake, and other natural disasters

declared and undeclared wars, acts of terrorism, sabotage, riots, civil disorders, rebellions, and revolutions

extraordinary malfunction of Internet infrastructure, data centers, or communications utilities

government actions taken in response to any of these causes

Fees means Software Fees and Support Fees.

Indemnification means indemnifying and holding harmless for all liability, expenses, damages, and costs.

Infringement Claim means a court order against Customer's use of the Software based on a claim that it infringes any Intellectual Property Right, or breaks any law, or a threat of that kind of claim that Provider believes credible.

Intellectual Property Right means any patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret right, or any other legal right typically referred to as an intellectual property right.

Latest Version of the Software means the most recent version of the Software that Provider publicly promotes for use in production, rather than test or development, systems.

Lawsuit means a lawsuit brought by one side against the other, related to these terms or the Software.

Legal Claims means claims, demands, lawsuits, and other legal actions.

Notice means a written communication from one side to the other per Notice Process.

Permission means prior Notice of consent.

Permitted Use of the Software means Customer's use of the Software, other than Use of the Software at Customer's Own Risk.

Prepaid Fees means Fees Customer prepaid for time remaining in the current Billing Cycle.

Pricing means Software Pricing and any Support Pricing.

Provider's Local Courts means the state and federal courts with jurisdiction at Provider's Main Office.

Provider's Main Office means Provider's office where its most senior executive officer is based on the date of this agreement. If Provider does not have an office, Provider's Main Office is the capital of the state under whose laws Provider is organized.

Publicly Licensed means published with a notice of a license to the public, or to everyone who receives a copy.

Public Software Repository means an website or Internet service that provides free-of-charge downloads of Publicly Licensed Software.

Running Instances means the number of copies of the Software Customer runs at any given time.

Service-Level Agreement means a Provider commitment to meet specific, measurable standards in providing a service, such as an uptime percentage for Hosted Software or a mean time of response to Support Requests.

Software Features means functions of the Software described in the Documentation.

Special Data Regulations means laws and regulations that impose special requirements on the collection, storage, processing, or transmission of particular kinds of data about individuals. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and Fair Credit Reporting Act are some Special Data Regulations. Laws that apply to data just because they may identify specific individuals are not Special Data Regulations.

Standard License means a nonexclusive license while the Order continues that is conditional on payment of all Software Fees as required by these terms and limited by the Use Allowances.

Support Requests means questions and requests for help concerning the Software from Customer Personnel.

Use of the Software at Customer's Own Risk means:

use of the Software in breach of these terms

use of the Software with changes, additions, or in combination with other software, computers, or data, in a way that infringes someone else's Intellectual Property Right or breaks the law, if use of the Software as provided, as described by the Documentation, would not

use of other than the Latest Version of the Software that infringes someone else's Intellectual Property Right or breaks the law, if Customer had Notice that using the Latest Version of the Software would not

unauthorized use of the Software with Customer Access Credentials

User Accounts means the number of Users with Access Credentials, not counting any administrative Access Credentials.

Users means Customer Personnel using the Software and Customer Systems using the Software.