PROCESSX MASTER SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT
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.
You may not access the Services if You are Our direct competitor, except with Our prior written consent. In addition, You may not access the Services for purposes of monitoring their availability, performance or functionality, or for any other benchmarking or competitive purposes.
This Agreement was last updated on June , 20. It is effective between You and Us as of the date of Your accepting the Agreement (“Effective Date”).
For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:
“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.
“Agreement” means this Master Subscription Agreement.
“Basic Support” means basic customer support for the Purchased Services, at no additional charge, which is provided via e-mail support/Web Portal for Purchased Services between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, but excluding national holidays or holidays recognized by California. Basic Support does not include providing support for Non-USDM Applications or any other configuration support that is not native to the Purchased Services. All Basic Support will be in English only.
“Malicious Code” means viruses, worms, time bombs, Trojan horses and other harmful or malicious code, files, scripts, agents or programs.
“Non-USDM Applications” means online applications and services and offline software products that are provided by entities or individuals other than Us, and that interoperate with the Services, including but not limited to those provided by ServiceNow.
“Order Forms” means the documents for placing orders hereunder that are entered into between You and Us or any of our respective Affiliates 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, as distinguished from those provided pursuant to a free trial.
“ServiceNow” means, ServiceNow, Inc.
“Services” means the products and services that are ordered by You under an Order Form. “Services” exclude Non-USDM Applications.
“User Guide” means the user guide for the Services,as updated from time to time.
“Users” means individuals who are authorized by You to use the Services, for whom subscriptions to a Service have been ordered, 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 the applicable USDM Life Sciences entity described in Section 11 (Who You Are Contracting With, Notices, Governing Law and Arbitration).
"You" or "Your" 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.
2.1 Provision of Purchased Services. We shall make the Purchased Services available to You pursuant to this Agreement and the applicable Order Forms during each 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. You understand and agree that the Purchased Service will have certain limitations based on the ServiceNow published limits including but not limited to storage space allocation, transaction volume, API calls, search limits and file size limits.
2.2 User Subscriptions. Unless otherwise specified in the applicable Order Form, (i) Purchased Services are purchased as subscriptions for the term stated in the applicable Order Form (ii) Purchased Services are purchased on a per User subscription basis and may be accessed by no more than the specified number of Users contained in the Order Form, (iii) additional User subscriptions may be added during the applicable subscription term at the same pricing as that for the pre-existing subscriptions thereunder, prorated for the remainder of the subscription term in effect at the time the additional User subscriptions are added, and (iv) the added User subscriptions shall terminate on the same date as the pre-existing User subscriptions. User subscriptions are for designated Users only and cannot be shared or used by more than one User, unless specifically stated otherwise in an Order Form, but may be reassigned to new Users replacing former Users who no longer require ongoing use of the Purchased Services.
2.3 Our Responsibilities. We shall: (i) make the Purchased Services avaiablle to you pursuant to this Agreement and the applicable Order Form, (ii) provide Basic Support, (iii) use commercially reasonable efforts to make the Purchased Services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and except further for: (a) planned downtime (of which We shall give at least 8 hours notice via disclosuse in the Services and which We shall schedule to the extent practicable during the weekend hours from 6:00 p.m. Friday to 3:00 a.m. Monday Pacific 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, denial of service attacks, and (iv) provide the Purchased Services only in accordance with applicable laws and government regulations.
2.4 Protection of Your Data. We shall maintain appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards 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 the “Confidentiality: Compelled Disclosure” section below or as expressly permitted in writing by You, or (c) access Your Data except to provide the Purchased Services and prevent or address service or technical problems, or at Your request in connection with customer support matters. You acknowledge and agree that Your Data will be hosted and stored by ServiceNow.
2.5 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 will notify Us promptly of any such unauthorized access or use, and (iv) use the Services only in accordance with the User Guide, the applicable Order Form, and applicable laws and government regulations. You shall not knowingly (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, or otherwise unlawful or tortious material, or to store or transmit material in violation of third-party privacy rights, (d) use the Services to store or transmit Malicious Code, (e) interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Services or third-party data contained therein, or (f) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services or their related systems or networks.
You agree not to use functions other than those described in the Order Form to the Services even if Your account has access to them. If You require additional functionality, You agree to order these additional services directly from ServiceNow. If You are in any doubt as to what functionality You are permitted to use, You agree to consult with Us for an explanation of your Service level prior to any use of additional Services.
3. NON-USDM Applications
3.1 Services Provided by ServiceNow. This Agreement is between You and Us. You acknowledge that the Services are hosted for Us by ServiceNow. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, You acknowledge and agree that We shall not be responsible or liable for the acts or omissions of ServiceNow or any provider of Non-USDM Applications.
3.2 Non-USDM Applications and Your Data. If You install or enable Non-USDM Applications for use with the Services, You acknowledge that We may allow providers of those Non-USDM Applications to access Your Data as required for the interoperation and support of such Non-USDM Applications with the Services. We shall not be responsible for any disclosure, modification or deletion of Your Data resulting from any such access by Non-USDM Application providers. The Services shall allow You to restrict such access by restricting Users from installing or enabling such Non-USDM Applications for use with the Services.
3.3 Integration with Non-USDM Applications. The Services may contain features designed to interoperate with Non-USDM Applications. To use such features, You may be required to obtain access to such Non-USDM Applications from their providers. If the provider of any such Non-USDM Application ceases to make the Non-USDM Application available for interoperation with the corresponding Services features on reasonable terms, We may cease providing such Services features without entitling You to any refund, credit, or other compensation.
4. FEES AND PAYMENT FOR PURCHASED SERVICES
4.1 User Fees. You shall pay all fees specified in the applicable Order Forms hereunder. Except as otherwise specified herein or in an Order Form, (i) fees are based on Services purchased and not actual usage, (ii) payment obligations are non-cancelable and fees paid are non-refundable, and (iii) the number of User subscriptions purchased cannot be decreased during the relevant subscription term stated on the Order Form.
4.2 Invoicing and Payment. Fees will be invoiced in advance and otherwise in accordance with the relevant Order Form. Unless otherwise stated in the Order Form, fees are due net 15 days from the receipt of the invoice by You. You are responsible for providing complete and accurate billing and contact information to Us and notifying Us of any changes to such information.
4.3 Overdue Charges. If any amounts invoiced hereunder are not received by Us 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, and/or (b) We may condition future subscription renewals and Order Forms on payment terms shorter than those specified in the “Invoicing and Payment” section above.
4.4 Suspension of Service. If any charge owing by You is 30 days or more overdue, We may, without limiting Our other rights and remedies, suspend Services until such amounts are paid in full, provided We have given You 10 or more days’ prior notice that Your account is overdue in accordance with the “Notices” section below.
4.5 Payment Disputes. We shall not exercise Our rights under the “Overdue Charges” or “Suspension of Service” section above if You are disputing the applicable charges reasonably and in good faith and cooperating diligently to resolve the dispute.
4.6 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 and 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 Us based on Our income, property and employees.
5. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
5.1 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, and all modifications and improvements thereto, including all related intellectual property rights. No rights are granted to You hereunder other than as expressly set forth herein.
5.2 Restrictions. You shall not (i) permit any third party to access the Services except as permitted herein or in an Order Form, (ii) create derivative works based on the Services, (iii) copy, frame or mirror any part or content of the Services, other than copying or framing on Your own intranets or otherwise for its own internal business purposes, (iv) reverse engineer the Services, 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.
5.3 Your Applications and Code. You, a third party acting on Your behalf, or a User may create applications or program code using the Services as permitted in the User Guide. In such cases, You authorize Us and Our service providers to host, copy, transmit, display and adapt such applications and program code, solely as necessary for Us to provide the Services in accordance with this Agreement. Subject to the above, We acquire no right, title or interest from You or Your licensors under this Agreement in or to such applications or program code, including any intellectual property rights therein.
5.4 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.
5.5 Suggestions. We shall have a royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sublicenseable, 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.
5.6 Federal Government End Use Provisions. We provide the Services, including related software and technology, for ultimate federal government end use solely in accordance with the following: Government technical data and software rights related to the Services include only those rights customarily provided to the public as defined in this Agreement. This customary commercial license is provided in accordance with FAR 12.211 (Technical Data) and FAR 12.212 (Software) and, for Department of Defense transactions, DFAR 252.227-7015 (Technical Data – Commercial Items) and DFAR 227.7202-3 (Rights in Commercial Computer Software or Computer Software Documentation). If a government agency has a need for rights not conveyed under these terms, it must negotiate with US to determine if there are acceptable terms for transferring such rights, and a mutually acceptable written addendum specifically conveying such rights must be included in any applicable contract or agreement.
5.7 Use of Your Logo and Name. You agree that we may use your name and logo on our client list and related marketing/promotional materials.
6.1 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 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. Receiving Party will have the
burden by contemporaneous written documentation that one of the foregoing exceptions apply.
6.2 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, or are under a legal obligation of confidentiality, 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, actual or potential investors, consultants, and accountants and ServiceNow without the other party’s prior written consent.
6.3 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 sole cost and expense, 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, the Disclosing Party will reimburse the Receiving Party for its reasonable cost of compiling and providing secure access to such Confidential Information.
7. WARRANTIES, EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES AND DISCLAIMERS
7.1 Our Warranties. We warrant that (i) we have validly entered into this Agreement and have the legal power to do so, (ii) the Purchased Services shall perform materially in accordance with the User Guide, (iii) subject to the “Integration with Non-USDM Applications” section above, the functionality of the Purchased Services will not be materially decreased during a subscription term, and (iv) the Purchased Services will not transmit Malicious Code to You, provided it is not a breach of this subpart (iv) 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 the “Termination for Cause” and “Refund or Payment upon Termination” sections below.
7.2 Your Warranties. You warrant that You have validly entered into this Agreement and have the legal power to do so.
7.3 Disclaimer. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, NEITHER PARTY MAKES ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, AND EACH PARTY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
7.4 Non-GA Services. From time to time We may invite You to try, at no charge, Our products or Services that are not generally available to Our customers (“Non-GA Services”). You may accept or decline any such trial in Your sole discretion. Any Non-GA Services will be clearly designated as beta, pilot, limited release, developer preview, non-production or by a description of similar import. Non-GA Services are provided for evaluation purposes and not for production use, are not supported, may contain bugs or errors, and may be subject to additional terms. Non-GA Services are not considered “Services” hereunder and are provided “AS IS” with no express or implied warranty. We may discontinue Non-GA Services at any time in Our sole discretion and may never make them generally available.
8. MUTUAL INDEMNIFICATION
8.1 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 Purchased 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) gives 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 Purchased Services may infringe or misappropriate, We may in Our discretion and at no cost to You (i) modify the Purchased 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 Purchased Services in accordance with this Agreement, or (iii) terminate Your User subscriptions for such Services upon 30 days’ written notice and refund You any prepaid fees covering the remainder of the term of such User subscriptions after the effective date of termination.
8.2 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, and 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.
8.3 Exclusive Remedy. This “Mutual Indemnification” section 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.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
9.1 Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY'S TOTAL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU HEREUNDER IN THE TWELVE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENTS GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY. THE FOREGOING LIMIT SHALL NOT APPLY TO YOUR PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE “FEES AND PAYMENT FOR PURCHASED SERVICES” SECTION ABOVE.
9.2 Exclusion of Consequential and Related Damages. IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY 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.
10. TERM AND TERMINATION
10.1 Term of Agreement. This Agreement commences on the Effective Date and continues until all User subscriptions granted in accordance with this Agreement have expired or been terminated
10.2 Term of User Subscriptions. User subscriptions for Purchased Services 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 User subscriptions shall automatically renew for additional periods of one year each, unless either party gives the other notice of non-renewal at least 60 days before the end of the relevant subscription term.
10.3 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.
10.4 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.
10.5 Return of Your Data. Upon request by You made within 30 days after the effective date of termination of a Purchased Services subscription, We will make available to You for download a file of Your Data in comma separated value (.csv) format, or such other format supported by ServiceNow platform, along with attachments in their native format. After such 30-day period, We shall have no obligation to maintain or provide any of Your Data and shall thereafter, unless legally prohibited, delete all of Your Data in Our systems or otherwise in Our possession or under Our control.
10.6 Surviving Provisions. The sections titled “Fees and Payment for Purchased Services,” “Proprietary Rights,” “Confidentiality,” “Warranties and Disclaimers,” “Mutual Indemnification,” “Limitation of Liability,” “Refund or Payment upon Termination,” “Return of Your Data,” “Surviving Provisions,” “Who You Are Contracting With, Notices, Governing Law and Arbitration,” and “General Provisions” shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
11. WHO YOU ARE CONTRACTING WITH, NOTICES, GOVERNING LAW AND ARBITRATION
11.1 General. Who You are contracting with under this Agreement, who You should direct notices to under this Agreement, what law will apply in any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, and where and how such disputes will be resolved, depend on where You are domiciled.
|You are contracting with:||Notices should be addressed to:||The governing law is:|
|USDM Life Sciences
535 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
|California, and controlling United States federal law|
11.3 Agreement to Governing Law. Each party agrees to the applicable governing law set forth in Section
11.1 above without regard to choice or conflicts of law rules, the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods, or the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act.
11.4 Arbitration for Customers Domiciled in Americas. Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, shall be determined by confidential and binding arbitration in Santa Barbara County, CA, USA before a single arbitrator. The language to be used in the arbitral proceedings shall be English. The arbitration shall be administered by JAMS pursuant to its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures and in accordance with the Expedited Procedures in those Rules. Judgment on the arbitrator’s award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. The parties agree to keep all disputes arising under this Agreement confidential, except as necessary in connection with a judicial challenge to or enforcement of an award or unless otherwise required by law or judicial decision. The arbitrator may issue orders to treat any information regarding such proceedings, including the award, as Confidential Information under this Agreement. This Section shall not preclude either party from seeking equitable relief to protect its interests, including but not limited to injunctive relief, from a court of appropriate jurisdiction. The prevailing party in any action arising from or relating to this Agreement shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs including, without limitation, arbitration fees and fees of experts.
12. GENERAL PROVISIONS
12.1 Export Compliance. The Services, Our technology, 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 or in violation of any U.S. export law or regulation.
12.2 Anti-Corruption. Neither party has received or been offered any illegal or improper bribe, kickback, payment, gift, or thing of value from the other party’s employee or agent in connection with this Agreement. Reasonable gifts and entertainment provided in the ordinary course of business do not violate the above restriction. If a party learns of any violation of the above restriction, it will use reasonable efforts to promptly notify the other party’s Legal Department.
12.3 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.
12.4 No Third-Party Beneficiaries. There are no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement. No person who is not a party to this Agreement shall have any right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this Agreement.
12.5 Waiver. No failure or delay by either party in exercising any right under this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of that right.
12.6 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.
12.7 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.
12.8 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 signed 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 in any 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. To the extent a conflict exists between this Agreement and a Work Order, the terms of the applicable Work Order shall govern.
12.9 Communications. All Services and products thereunder will written in and communicated in English.
12.10 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed by facsimile and in counterparts, which taken together shall form one legal instrument.