Last updated: March 2023
These Terms of Service (the “Terms”) constitute an agreement governing the use of the Service (defined below) provided by EngageRocket, Ltd., a Delaware corporation (d/b/a EngageRocket), to the organization identified in the applicable Order Form (defined below). The terms of each Order Form are incorporated herein such that the Terms and each Order Form should be construed as a single agreement. In these Terms, references to “Company,” “we,”, “us,” and “our” refer to Degree, Inc.; “you,” “your,” and “yours” refer to the organization identified as the Customer in the applicable Order Form; and references to the “Service” refer to the online software as a service (“Software”) subscribed to by you and made available by us and supporting services, as described in the Order Form or otherwise made available by us. For the resolution of doubt, “Service” includes implementation and configuration services, Help Center and Library information and resources, Customer Care and support services, and EngageRocket Advisory Services, as applicable. We and you are each sometimes referred to herein as a “party.”
1.1 Access and Use
Access to the Software is purchased on a subscription basis by a written order form describing the Software or any related services (including, but not limited to, EngageRocket Advisory Services) to be provided by EngageRocket (in each case, an “Order Form”). Subject to these Terms and the terms of any Order Form signed by both parties, we hereby grant you a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable (except as provided herein) right, during the Term (defined below), to access and use the Service solely for your internal business purposes and in accordance with any Service documentation or product feature descriptions made available to you by us in tangible or electronic format (collectively “Documentation”).
Each Order Form and these Terms are entered into for the benefit of the Customer and its Affiliates. Customer’s Affiliates are entitled to use the Services subject always to their compliance with these Terms. Customer retains ultimate liability for the acts and omissions of its Affiliates in relation to the Services and these Terms, including but not limited to payment obligations hereunder and for the distribution of content submitted or processed through the Customer’s account by its Affiliates, including but not limited to Customer Content. For the purposes of these Terms, “Affiliate” of a party means any entity that the party directly or indirectly owns or controls more than fifty percent (50%) of the voting interests of the subject entity or has the power to direct the management of any policies of the subject entity. Any legal entity will be considered a party’s Affiliate as long as that interest or control is maintained.
1.3 Administrative User
At the commencement of the Service, you will enter certain required information and will identify an administrative contact, including username and password, for your account. You are required to maintain and promptly update all information provided by you during your registration process, and any other information you provide to us, so that it remains true, accurate, up-to-date and complete at all times.
1.4 Authorized Users
For purposes of these Terms, “Authorized User” means each of your employees, contractors, and other individuals whom you identify to us by name as being authorized to use the Service on your behalf. Unless otherwise stated on the Order Form, each Authorized User must be assigned a unique email address associated with your company’s domain name. A unique password will be provided for each Authorized User to enable such Authorized User to access the Service on your behalf in accordance with these Terms. We reserve the right to change passwords in the event of a suspected Security Incident (as defined in the Data Processing Addendum) or breach of these Terms. Each user’s credentials (email address and password) may not be shared and may only be used to access the Software during one (1) concurrent login session. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all passwords and are responsible for Authorized Users’ compliance with these Terms and any Order Forms. You agree to notify us promptly of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your account, or any other breach or suspected breach of these Terms.
1.5 Technical Support
Subject to the terms hereof, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to make the Software available to you on a 24 by 7 basis in accordance with our maintenance and support practices, as may be updated by us from time to time.
We reserve the right to update, upgrade or otherwise modify the Software at any time and with or without notice; provided, however, we will provide advance notice of anticipated downtime when possible. We may suspend provision of the Software, at any time with reasonable notice (except in emergency cases relating to security or adverse impacts on the Service), for security or maintenance purposes or as required by applicable law. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to minimize the duration of any such suspension.
1.7 Third-Party Services
The Service may allow you to connect to or otherwise interact with one or more third-party service providers (for example, a human resources information system) for purposes permitted by the Service. Because we do not control such third-party service providers, access to any such third-parties through the Service may be implemented, suspended or terminated by us from time to time in our sole discretion, including as may be necessary for security or maintenance purposes or as required by applicable law. It is your sole responsibility to enter into and maintain any agreement between you and any such third party for the provision of their services to you or otherwise, and we are not hereby made a party to such agreement. To the extent you or your representatives or Authorized Users use the Service to transmit any Customer Content (defined below) to or from any such third party, you direct and authorize us to provide or receive, respectively, such Customer Content to or from such third party. To the extent you or your representatives or Authorized Users use the Service to connect or otherwise interact with any such third party, or have identified or designated any such third party as your third-party service provider, you authorize us to allow such third party to access your Customer Content as necessary for us to provide the Service to you. You acknowledge and agree that such third parties are not our agents, that we are not responsible for their services, compliance, accuracy, actions or omissions or for their maintenance or treatment of your Customer Content, that we will not be liable for and specifically disclaim liability for any damage or loss caused thereby, that access to such third party via the Service does not imply any endorsement by us, and that any of your Customer Content submitted to such third parties via the Service will be governed by your agreement (if any) with such third party. We are not responsible for any disclosure, modification or deletion of Customer Content resulting from access by such third party.
1.8 Privacy Compliance and Information Security
2.1 Company Properties
As between you and us, the Service and all content therein (excluding Customer Content, defined below) (collectively, the “Company Properties”), any all and all modifications, enhancements, upgrades and updates thereto, and all copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, patents and other intellectual property rights therein (registered or unregistered), are the exclusive property of us and our suppliers. All rights in and to Company Properties not expressly granted to you in these Terms are reserved by us and our suppliers. For the avoidance of doubt, these Terms do not grant you any right to copy, transmit, transfer, modify or create derivative works of the Company Properties, or reverse engineer, reverse compile, reverse assemble or otherwise determine or derive source code of the Company Properties, or any other right in or to the Company Properties not specifically set forth herein.
2.2 Customer Content
As between you and us, you are the owner of the content, information, and other data (including, as applicable, any Confidential or personal information) uploaded by you to the Software, or otherwise transmitted by you or your representatives or third-party service providers in connection with your use of the Service (collectively, “Customer Content”). You hereby grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty- free and fully paid license, during the Term, to use the Customer Content as necessary for the purpose of providing the Service to you. Notwithstanding the foregoing license, we have no obligation to process, render, prepare or produce the Customer Content in any manner or format other than as described in the Documentation. You are responsible for the accuracy, quality and legality of Customer Content, the means by which you acquired Customer Content, your use of Customer Content with the Service and your interoperation of any Customer Content with the Service.
2.3 Anonymized, Aggregated Data
We automatically collect certain usage data and information generated by, submitted, or uploaded to the Software relating to certain user actions taken in the platform, such as the number of times users access or use certain Software features such as the number of reviews or goals completed by an Authorized User. We process such data for the purpose of generating anonymized, aggregated statistical data. Such anonymized, aggregated statistical data is used for benchmarking purposes, as well as to maintain, secure, and improve our products and services. Such data does not contain any text narrative which is or was part of Customer Content, Customer Confidential Information, or data or information that can be used to identify Customer, an Authorized User, or any individual.
2.4 License to Use Feedback
You grant us a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use and incorporate into our Software and Service any suggestion, enhancement request, recommendation, correction or other feedback provided by you or your Authorized Users relating to the operation of the Company or the Service.
The duration of the Software subscription term of each Order Form is the Service Term. The “Effective Date” means the Effective Date specified on the Order Form or, if no date is specified, the date the Order Form was entered. The “Initial Subscription Term” means the Initial Service Term of the Software subscription specified in the Order Form or the period from the Effective Date through the expiration of the Initial Service Term. Unless sooner terminated as provided in this Section 3, these Terms will be effective beginning on the Effective Date and remain in effect for the combined duration of the Initial Subscription Term and any subsequent Service Term (each a “Renewal Term”), such that these Terms are coterminous with the natural expiration or earlier termination of the latest Order Form. The Initial Subscription Term collectively with each Renewal Term is the “Term”. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the maximum term of use for any complimentary Software product is the earlier of the renewal, expiration, or termination of a paid Software product included on the Order Form, provided that use of a complimentary (unpaid) Software product or Service may be terminated by us at any time and for any reason.
Unless otherwise stated on the applicable Order Form, upon the expiration of each Order Form, each Software Order Form will automatically renew for a consecutive Renewal Term of the same duration as the Initial Subscription Term. Either party may terminate such Order Form by giving the other party written notice of such termination at least thirty (30) days prior to the end of the then-current Initial Subscription Term or Renewal Term, in which case such termination will be effective at the end of such Initial Subscription Term or Renewal Term. In addition to the foregoing, upon Renewal under this Section 3.2 any complimentary Software product on an applicable Order Form will also renew at the then current list price for such Software unless either party provides its notice of intent to terminate such Software subscription in accordance with this Section 3.2.
3.3 Termination for Breach
Either party may terminate these Terms or any Order Form if the other party materially breaches these Terms or Order Form and fails to cure such breach within thirty (30) days after it receives written notice of such breach. A material breach includes, without limitation, a failure to make a full and timely payment (not disputed in good faith), or a commission of any of the acts contemplated in Section 4.1. If you terminate these Terms or an Order Form due to EngageRocket’s breach, any related prepaid Fees for Services not yet provided will be refunded to you.
3.4 Effect of Termination
Sections 2 (Ownership), 3 (Term and Termination), 5 (Confidentiality), 6 (Payment of Fees) (with respect to Fees accrued prior to termination), 7 (Warranties and Disclaimer), 8 (Indemnification), 9 (Limitation of Liability), 10 (Dispute Resolution), and 11 (General) will survive any termination of these Terms. Termination of these Terms with respect to one Order Form does not terminate these Terms with respect to any other Order Form.
3.5 Return and Deletion of Customer Content
You may request the return of your respective Customer Content at any time (to the extent such data has not been deleted by you or by us in accordance with our data deletion policy). A downloadable file will be made available to you upon request or upon the termination or expiration of your subscription to the Service. After effective termination or expiration of your subscription to the Software, Customer Content is retained in inactive status for six months, after which it is securely and permanently deleted. In order to comply with applicable data privacy laws, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to reduce the number of days we retain such data after termination or expiration of your subscription to the Service.
4.1 Use Restrictions
You will not, and will not permit any Authorized User to: (a) permit any person or entity to access the Service, other than Authorized Users to the extent authorized under these Terms; (b) use the Service except in accordance with these Terms, the Documentation and applicable law; (c) modify, adapt, alter, or copy the Service; (d) sell, resell, license, distribute, rent or lease the Service, or include the Service in a service bureau or outsourcing offering; (e) use the Service to store or transmit any “viruses,” “worms,” “Trojan horses,” “e-mail bombs,” “cancelbots” or other harmful computer code, files, scripts, agents or programs; (f) use the Service to store or transmit deceptive, infringing, defamatory or otherwise unlawful or tortious materials, or to store or transmit material in violation of (i) third-party privacy or other rights, or (ii) confidentiality obligations to third parties; (g) access the Service in order to build a competitive product or service; (h) interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Company Properties; or (i) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Company Properties.
4.2 Required Equipment
You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining any equipment and ancillary services needed to connect to the Internet in order to access or otherwise use the Service, including, without limitation, modems, hardware, servers, software, operating systems, networking, web servers and the like (collectively, “Equipment”), excluding the equipment and technology necessary for us to host and make the Service available to you. You are responsible for maintaining the security of the Equipment.
4.3 Export Compliance
You represent that you are not named on any United States government denied-party list. You agree not to export, re-export, or transfer, directly or indirectly, any technical data acquired from us, or any products utilizing such data, in violation of United States export laws or regulations. You will not permit any Authorized User to access or use the Software (i) if such person is a resident of a country embargoed by the United States, (ii) if such person is a person or entity blocked or denied by the United States government, or (iii) otherwise in violation of United States export laws or regulations.
Each party may have access to the other party’s information, which will be deemed “Confidential Information” if identified as such by the disclosing party or if the information by its nature is normally and reasonably considered confidential, such as information regarding product, methodology, research, customers, business partners, business plans and any information that provides a competitive advantage. Your Confidential Information includes Customer Content; Confidential Information of the Company includes all non-public aspects of the Service and these Terms and all Order Forms (including pricing).
5.2 Standard of Care
The receiving party will use the same degree of care as it uses to protect its own Confidential Information of a like nature, but not less than a reasonable degree of care, to (a) prevent use or copying of the disclosing party’s Confidential Information for any purpose other than to perform its obligations or exercise its rights as provided under these Terms, and (b) prevent disclosure of the disclosing party’s Confidential Information other than to its employees (or agents bound by similar confidentiality obligations) with a need to access the Confidential Information for purposes consistent with these Terms. Confidential Information will remain the property of the disclosing party and will be returned or (along with all copies) destroyed upon request, at which time the receiving party will provide to the disclosing party a written certification of such return or destruction. Without limiting any other provision of these Terms, with respect to its obligations under this Section 5, the receiving party will be responsible for the acts and omissions of its employees, contractors and agents to the same extent as if those acts and omissions were those of the receiving party. The parties acknowledge, intend, and agree that this Section 5 and the obligations set forth herein supersede any and all prior confidentiality, non-disclosure, or similar agreements between the parties.
Information will not be deemed Confidential Information hereunder if it: (i) it is information that becomes generally known to the public through no fault of the receiving party, its affiliates or their agents or representatives; (ii) is or becomes known to the receiving party without restriction from a third party other than as a result of breach of contract or wrongful or tortious act; or (iii) is independently developed by the receiving party without reference to or reliance on the disclosing party’s Confidential Information. Confidential Information may be disclosed to the extent required by applicable law, provided the disclosing party is given reasonable advance notice of such disclosure.
You will pay us the fees set forth in the applicable Order Form (other than fees disputed in good faith) in accordance with the terms therein (the “Fees”). All Fees are nonrefundable except as expressly provided herein. Any Fees per Authorized User will apply with respect to the initial number of Authorized Users identified in the Order Form, plus any additional actual Authorized Users. Fees for additional Authorized Users will be prorated through the end of the current Service Term and will be invoiced to you in the month after the additional Authorized Users are granted access to the Software. With respect to any Order Form, we may increase the Fees in effect at the start of any Renewal Term by giving you at least forty-five (45) days advance written notice of such increase. Fees will not be increased more than five percent (5%) above our list price (exclusive of discounts) in effect at the beginning of the most recent Service Term for the same products or services in the previous Order Form.
If you pay your Fees by credit card, you hereby authorize us and our third-party payment service providers to collect all due and payable Fees using the credit card or other payment method you provide to us, and you must keep the payment method and other billing information you provide to us current at all times; any change in such method or information will not affect charges we submit via the prior payment method and information before we reasonably could act on the change. All invoices, fees and any other applicable charges are due and payable to us within thirty (30) days after the date of our applicable invoice. All Fees and other amounts are payable in United States Dollars.
6.3 Late Payments
If you fail to make payments (not disputed in good faith) when due under these Terms, and after continued non-payment for a period of fifteen (15) days after we provide you with written notice and an opportunity to cure, we may suspend provision of the Service until payment is received and may charge you the overdue amount together with our costs incurred in collecting such payment. As a nonexclusive remedy, we are entitled to withhold performance and suspend provision of the Service until all undisputed amounts due are paid in full. In the unlikely event our collections efforts are unsuccessful, and we are required to obtain a third party or parties to collect Fees not reasonably disputed in good faith, you agree to incur the reasonable costs associated with such third-party collections efforts.
6.4 Taxes. Fees do not include any taxes, levies, duties, export or import fees, or other governmental assessments of any nature, including but not limited to value-added sales, use or withholding taxes, imposed or assessed by any jurisdiction (collectively, “Taxes”). You are responsible for the payment of all applicable Taxes (other than Taxes assessable against us based on our income, property, franchise or employment) associated with your subscription to the Service. You agree to cooperate with us and provide us with timely and accurate information as may be required for the calculation and withholding of applicable Taxes. If we have a legal obligation to collect and remit Taxes for which you are responsible, we will invoice you and you will pay us that amount unless you provide us with a valid tax exemption certificate authorized by the appropriate taxing authority.
7.1 Each party represents that it has validly entered into these Terms and any resulting agreement and is not subject to any agreements that conflict with the undertakings provided hereunder.
7.2 We hereby warrant that during the Term:
we own, or otherwise properly license, the Software, and the Service, and have the full power and authority required to use, publish, transfer, and/or license any and all rights and interests in and to the Software and Service to you;
we shall provide and perform all Software and Service in a professional and workmanlike manner in accordance with prevailing industry standard and practices for similar enterprise software as a service; and
all Software, Service, Company Properties, and any other content provided to you under these Terms shall comply with applicable law.
7.3 EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN, THE SERVICE, SOFTWARE, AND ALL COMPANY PROPERTIES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND NEITHER PARTY MAKES AND WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, ACCURACY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE, SOFTWARE, OR COMPANY PROPERTIES WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED. YOU AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS ARISING FROM ANY ADVICE PROVIDED BY US IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES. IMPLEMENTATION AND ADVISORY SERVICES ARE PROVIDED AT YOUR OWN RISK. FURTHER, ANY CONFLICTING TERM HEREIN NOTWITHSTANDING, WHERE APPLICABLE, COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES ARE ACCEPTED BY CUSTOMER AS-IS AND ARE NOT SUBJECT TO ANY SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT OR PRODUCT PERFORMANCE WARRANTIES.
7.4 You hereby warrant that:
you own, or otherwise properly license, the Customer Content;
you have the full power and authority to make the license grants hereunder; and
the Customer Content provided to us under these Terms shall comply with any applicable law.
8.1 By Us
We will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless you and your officers, directors, employees and agents from and against all claims, damages, losses and external expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), except where caused in whole or in part by your use of the Service in violation of these Terms, arising out of any claim by any third party to the extent such claim:
alleges that the Service or Software (in each case as made available to you for use in accordance with these Terms) infringes or misappropriates any such third party’s intellectual property rights, under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, U.S. patent, copyright, trademark or other applicable intellectual property law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will have no obligation under this paragraph and will not otherwise be liable to the extent the claim is based on: (i) use of the Service or Software in combination with any hardware, software, data, content, or other component not provided by us (other than Equipment required for use of the Service or Software as permitted hereunder); (ii) Customer Content; or (iii) use of the Service or Software other than in accordance with these Terms and the Documentation; or
is based on or alleges our violation of applicable laws.
8.2 By You
You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless us and our officers, directors, employees and agents from and against all claims, damages, losses and external expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of any claim by any third party to the extent such claim is based on or related to: your use of the Software or Service in violation of these Terms, or other than in accordance with any advice, training, materials or resources, or implementation services provided by us in connection with the Service; your Customer Content; or your violation of applicable law or the rights of any third party.
The person or entity seeking indemnification hereunder (the “Indemnified Person”) will provide detailed written notice to the indemnifying party promptly after learning of the claim, and the indemnifying party will not be obligated to indemnify only to the extent it is materially prejudiced by any delay in such notice. The indemnifying party will have the right to assume control of the defense and settlement of the claim (provided that the prior, written agreement of the Indemnified Person will be required in order to enter into any settlement or compromise that does not include a full release of the Indemnified Person or that requires any payment or admission of wrongdoing by the Indemnified Person), in which case the Indemnified Person (i) will provide reasonable assistance at the indemnifying party’s reasonable expense and (ii) may employ counsel at its own expense. If we believe our intellectual property is or may become the subject of a claim of infringement or misappropriation, we may, at our option and expense, procure for the right to use the intellectual property, or modify or replace the intellectual property to make it non-infringing and functionally equivalent. If we reasonably conclude that neither of these alternatives is reasonably available, we may require the return or destruction of its intellectual property upon written request and the termination of these Terms to the extent performance is based upon or involves the use of such intellectual property, in which case you would be entitled to a refund of any prepaid fees for the period after termination.
EXCEPT FOR THE INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS HEREIN, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER PARTY WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA, USE OR PROFIT, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SERVICE OR THESE TERMS, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION OR THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
EACH PARTY’S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SERVICE OR THESE TERMS WILL NOT EXCEED AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE FEES PAID OR PAYABLE BY YOU DURING THE TWELVE
(12) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE INITIAL EVENT CAUSING OR RESULTING IN SUCH LIABILITY. REGULATIONS AND JUDICIAL PRECEDENT IN CERTAIN STATES LIMIT THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT THAT DAMAGES CAN BE LIMITED BY OPERATION OF CONTRACT. IF UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES, THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS DEEMED INEFFECTIVE AS A MATTER OF LAW, IT SHOULD INSTEAD BE CONSTRUED TO LIMIT LIABILITY TO THE MINIMUM AMOUNT THAT WOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH SUCH LAWS OR PRECEDENT WHILE STILL GIVING EFFECT TO THE INTENTION OF THIS CLAUSE.
The parties will attempt in good faith to resolve any dispute arising out of or relating to the Service or these Terms by negotiation. Any such dispute not so resolved will be resolved by binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Arbitration Rules (except to the extent that such rules are inconsistent with the provisions set forth herein). Such a dispute will be heard in San Francisco County, California, by one neutral arbitrator. The arbitrator(s) will have the authority to award compensatory damages only, and will not have the authority to consolidate actions or claims. The award rendered by the arbitrator(s) will be final and binding, and judgment upon such award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Notwithstanding any other provision herein, any demand by a party for arbitration must be made in writing to the other party within the period prescribed by the state or federal statute of limitations applicable to the claim upon which the demand is based. If demand is made after such a period, the claim will be void and deemed waived. The existence, conduct and content of such arbitration will be kept confidential, and neither party will disclose the same to any person other than its attorneys, auditors, financial advisors, assignees or potential assignees, except as may be required by law or governmental authority or for financial reporting purposes.
10.2 Limitations Period
Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to these Terms or the use of the Service must be filed or otherwise commenced within two (2) years after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
10.3 Injunctive Relief
Notwithstanding any other provision hereof, either party may seek to enforce its rights hereunder with respect to the protection of its Confidential Information or intellectual property through temporary or permanent injunctive relief, which will be in addition to any other available relief and which will not require a bond or security. Each party acknowledges that any breach by a party of its obligations hereunder with respect to the Confidential Information or intellectual property rights of the other party might constitute immediate, irreparable harm to such other party for which monetary damages would be an inadequate remedy.
All notices and other communications given or made pursuant to these Terms will be in writing and will be deemed effectively given upon the earliest of (i) actual receipt, (ii) personal delivery to the recipient, or (iii) any of the following if addressed to the recipient as set forth below: (a) when sent, if sent by electronic mail during normal business hours of the recipient, and if not sent during normal business hours, then on the recipient’s next business day, (b) five (5) days after having been sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, or (c) one (1) business day after deposit with a nationally recognized overnight courier, freight prepaid, specifying next business day delivery, with written verification of receipt. For purposes hereof, each recipient’s address and email address will be as set forth in the Order Form (or, with respect to your addresses, as provided by you during registration or onboarding with the Service), as such contact information may be subsequently modified by the recipient by written notice given in accordance with this paragraph. We may provide notices to you using the electronic messaging system included in the Service, in which case such notice will be deemed given when sent, if sent during your normal business hours, and if not sent during such normal business hours, then on your next business day.
Neither party may assign or otherwise transfer these Terms or any rights or obligations hereunder without the written consent of the other party, except that either party may, without such consent, assign or transfer these Terms to an Affiliate or a purchaser of all or substantially all of its assets or to a successor organization by merger, consolidation, change of control, conversion or otherwise. These Terms are binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns.
11.3 Force Majeure
Neither party will be liable for any delay or failure to perform its obligations hereunder (other than any obligation to make a payment) resulting from any cause beyond such party’s reasonable control, including pandemic, weather, fire, floods, labor disputes, riots or civil disturbances, acts of government, and acts of war or terrorism, provided that, in every case, the delay or failure to perform is beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of the party claiming excusable delay and that such party cures the breach as soon as possible after the occurrence of the unforeseen event.
11.4 Governing Law
These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed and interpreted by and under the laws of the State of California, consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act, without giving effect to any principles that provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to these Terms.
11.5 Public Announcements
You grant us the right to use your name, logo, trademarks and/or trade names in press releases, webpages, product brochures and financial reports indicating that you are a customer of ours. All other public statements or releases will require the mutual consent of the parties.
11.6 Relationship of Parties
Neither these Terms nor the cooperation of the parties contemplated under these Terms will be deemed or construed to create any partnership, joint venture or agency relationship between the parties. Neither party is, nor will either party hold itself out to be, vested with any power or right to bind the other party contractually or act on behalf of the other party as a broker, agent or otherwise.
Any provision of these Terms may be waived only in a writing signed by the party to be bound thereby. Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of these Terms on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.
If any provision of these Terms is, for any reason, held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the other provisions of these Terms will remain enforceable, and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law.
11.9 Entire Agreement
These Terms (including any Order Form incorporated herein) and its exhibits and attachments constitute the entire agreement of the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications, understandings and agreements, oral or written, relating to such subject matter.
These Terms will be construed as a whole, according to its fair meaning, and not in favor of or against any party. Headings are used for reference purposes only and should be ignored in the interpretation of these Terms. All pronouns will be interpreted to refer to the masculine, feminine or neutral gender as appropriate. Whenever the words “include,” “includes” or “including” are used in these Terms, they will be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation.”
No amendment of these Terms will be effective unless contained in a written agreement signed by both parties that specifically purports to amend these Terms.