Terms of Service Agreement
IMPORTANT – READ CAREFULLY. BY CHECKING THE “ACCEPT” BOX AND BY PARTICIPATING IN THE HTDLM SERVICES, YOU AND THE ORGANIZATION YOU REPRESENT (“CUSTOMER” OR “YOU”) ARE UNCONDITIONALLY CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY AND ARE BECOMING A PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT CONSISTING OF THIS PARAGRAPH, ANY ORDER FORM OR REGISTRATION FORM REFERENCING THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (“ORDER FORM”), AND THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS (THE “AGREEMENT”) WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY How to Dominate Local Markets, LLC (“HTDLM”) F YOU DO NOT UNCONDITIONALLY AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT CHECK THE “ACCEPT” BOX. IF YOU CONTINUE WITH SETUP, YOU ARE REPRESENTING AND WARRANTING THAT YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO BIND CUSTOMER. IF THESE TERMS ARE CONSIDERED AN OFFER, ACCEPTANCE IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THESE TERMS; ALL OTHER TERMS ARE DISCLAIMED. IF YOU ARE EXECUTING THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF AN ORGANIZATION, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE AUTHORITY TO DO SO.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS SERVICES AND SUPPORT
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, HTDLM will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide the Services. The Services are subject to modification from time to time at HTDLM’s sole discretion, for any purpose deemed appropriate by HTDLM. HTDLM will use reasonable efforts to give Customer prior written notice of any such.modification
HTDLM will undertake commercially reasonable efforts to make the Services available twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week, subject to downtime from scheduled maintenance and events outside the direct control of HTDLM. Notwithstanding the foregoing, HTDLM reserves the right to suspend Customer’s access to the Services: (i) for scheduled or emergency maintenance, or (ii) in the event Customer is in breach of this Agreement, including failure to pay any amounts due, in the sole discretion of HTDLM.
Subject to the terms hereof, HTDLM will provide reasonable support to Customer for the Services from Monday through Friday during HTDLM’s normal business hours.
If Customer has registered for the demo version of the Services, this Agreement will apply, with the terms available here [LINK TO PAGE DESCRIBING THE USE LIMITATIONS OF DEMO] standing in for any use and payment terms that would be in the Order Form. Upon Customer switching from the demo to the production version of the Services, this Agreement will continue to apply, along with the applicable Order Form agreed to by Customer at the time of payment.
RESTRICTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Access to the Services may require the Customer to install certain software applications. Customer agrees to be bound by any End-User Software Agreements that govern the installation and use of such client software applications.
Customer will not, and will not permit any third party to: reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code, object code or underlying structure, ideas or algorithms of the Services or any software, documentation or data related to the Services (“Software”) (provided that reverse engineering is prohibited only to the extent such prohibition is not contrary to applicable law); modify, translate, or create derivative works based on the Services or Software; use the Services or Software for timesharing or service bureau purposes or for any purpose other than its own use for the benefit of End Users; or use the Services or Software other than in accordance with this Agreement and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations (including but not limited to any European privacy laws, intellectual property, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, consumer and child protection, obscenity or defamation). Specifically, but without limitation, Customer will comply with the notice, “opt out” and other provisions of the following California laws as well as any other state or federal anti-spam provisions: California Business and Professions Code Sections 17538.4 and 17538.45.
Customer will cooperate with HTDLM in connection with the performance of this Agreement by making available such personnel and information as may be reasonably required, and taking such other actions as HTDLM may reasonably request. Customer will also cooperate with HTDLM in establishing a password or other procedures for verifying that only designated employees of Customer have access to any administrative functions of the Services.
In the applicable Order Form, Customer will designate an employee who will be responsible for all matters relating to this Agreement (“Primary Contact”). Customer may change the individual designated as Primary Contact at any time by providing written notice to HTDLM in the manner requested by HTDLM.
Customer hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless HTDLM against any damages, losses, liabilities, settlements and expenses (including without limitation costs and attorneys’ fees) in connection with any claim or action that arises from an alleged violation of the foregoing or otherwise from Customer’s use of Services. Although HTDLM has no obligation to monitor the content provided by Customer or Customer’s use of the Services, HTDLM may do so and may remove any such content or prohibit any use of the Services it believes may be (or alleged to be) in violation of the foregoing.
Customer will be responsible for maintaining the security of Customer account, passwords (including but not limited to administrative and user passwords) and files, and for all uses of Customer account with or without Customer’s knowledge or consent.
Customer acknowledges and agrees that the Service operates on or with or using services operated or provided by third parties, such as SMS service providers (“Third Party Services”). HTDLM is not responsible for the operation of any Third Party Services nor the availability or operation of the Services to the extent such availability and operation is dependent upon Third Party Services. Customer is solely responsible for procuring any and all rights necessary for it to access Third Party Services and for complying with any applicable terms or conditions thereof. HTDLM does not make any representations or warranties with respect to Third Party Services or any third party providers. Any exchange of data or other interaction between Customer and a third party provider is solely between Customer and such third party provider and is governed by such third party’s terms and conditions.
Each party (the “Receiving Party”) understands that the other party (the “Disclosing Party”) has disclosed or may disclose information relating to the Disclosing Party’s technology or business (hereinafter referred to as “Confidential Information” of the Disclosing Party).
The Receiving Party agrees: (i) not to divulge to any third person any such Proprietary Information, (i) to give access to such Proprietary information solely to those employees with a need to have access thereto for purposes of this Agreement, and (iii) to take the same security precautions to protect against disclosure or unauthorized use of such Proprietary information that the party takes with its own proprietary information, but in no event will a party apply less than reasonable precautions to protect such Proprietary Information. The Disclosing Party agrees that the foregoing will not apply with respect to any information that the Receiving Party can document (a) is or becomes generally available to the public without any action by, or involvement of, the Receiving Party, or (b) was in its possession or known by it prior to receipt from the Disclosing Party, or (c) was rightfully disclosed to it without restriction by a third party, or (d) was independently developed without use of any Proprietary Information of the Disclosing Party. Nothing in this Agreement will prevent the Receiving Party from disclosing the Proprietary Information pursuant to any judicial or governmental order, provided that the Receiving Party gives the Disclosing Party reasonable prior notice of such disclosure to contest such order. In any event, HTDLM may collect data with respect to and report on the aggregate response rate and other aggregate measures of the Services’ performance.
Customer acknowledges that HTDLM does not wish to receive any Proprietary Information from Customer that is not necessary for HTDLM to perform its obligations under this Agreement, and, unless the parties specifically agree otherwise, HTDLM may reasonably presume that any unrelated information received from Customer is not confidential or Proprietary Information.
Both Parties will have the right to disclose the existence but not the terms and conditions of this Agreement, unless such disclosure is approved in writing by both Parties prior to such disclosure, or is included in a filing required to be made by a Party with a governmental authority (provided such party will use reasonable efforts to obtain confidential treatment or a protective order) or is made on a confidential basis as reasonably necessary to potential investors or acquirors.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Except as expressly set forth herein, HTDLM alone (and its licensors, where applicable) will retain all rights relating to the Service or the Software or any intellectual property rights, technology, suggestions, ideas, enhancement requests, feedback, recommendations or other information provided or created by Customer or any third party relating to the Service and/or the Software, which are hereby assigned to HTDLM. Customer acknowledges that it does not have any ownership or license or (except for the limited non-exclusive right to use the Service as expressly stated in this Agreement) other rights relating to the Service or the Software or any precursors thereof or components thereof or any intellectual property relating to or embodied in any of the foregoing. Customer will not copy, distribute, reproduce or use any of the foregoing except as expressly permitted under this Agreement. Customer is hereby granted a non-exclusive, nontransferable, revocable right to use the Resulting Data for its internal analysis purposes only. This Agreement is not a sale and does not convey to Customer any rights of ownership in or related to the Service or Software, or any intellectual property rights.
HTDLM will obtain and process SMS content/data provided by or on behalf of Customer (“Content”) only to perform its obligations under this Agreement. Customer and its licensors shall (and Customer hereby represents and warrants that they do) have and retain all right, title and interest (including, without limitation, sole ownership of) all Content distributed through the Services and the intellectual property rights with respect to that Content. If HTDLM receives any notice or claim that any Content, or activities hereunder with respect to any Content, may infringe or violate rights of a third party (a “Claim”), HTDLM may (but is not required to) suspend activity hereunder with respect to that Content and Customer will indemnify HTDLM from all liability, damages, settlements, attorney fees and other costs and expenses in connection with any such Claim, as incurred.
HTDLM shall hold Customer harmless from liability to unaffiliated third parties resulting from infringement by the Service of any United States patent or any copyright or misappropriation of any trade secret, provided HTDLM is promptly notified of any and all threats, claims and proceedings related thereto and given reasonable assistance and the opportunity to assume sole control over defense and settlement; HTDLM will not be responsible for any settlement it does not approve. The foregoing obligations do not apply with respect to portions or components of the Services (i) not created by HTDLM, (ii) resulting in whole or in part in accordance from Customer specifications, (iii) that are modified after delivery by HTDLM, (iv) combined with other products, processes or materials where the alleged infringement relates to such combination, (v) where Customer continues allegedly infringing activity after being notified thereof or after being informed of modifications that would have avoided the alleged infringement, or (vi) where Customer’s use of is not strictly in accordance with this Agreement and all related documentation. Customer will indemnify HTDLM from all damages, costs, settlements, attorneys’ fees and expenses related to any claim of infringement or misappropriation excluded from HTDLM’s indemnity obligation by the preceding sentence.
PAYMENT OF FEES
Customer will pay HTDLM the applicable fees as set forth in the payment terms Customer enters into with HTDLM in connection with this Agreement (the Order Form which set forth the “Fees”). If Customer use of the Services exceeds the maximum number of messages set forth on the Order Form, Customer will be invoiced at the end of each calendar month for the excess usage, at the rate set forth on the Order Form, and Customer agrees to pay the additional fees without any right of set-off or deduction. To the extent applicable, Customer will pay HTDLM for additional services, such as integration fees or other consulting fees. All payments will be made in accordance with the Payment Schedule and the Method of Payment. If not otherwise specified, payments will be due within thirty (30) days of invoice.
Unpaid Fees are subject to a finance charge of one percent (1.0%) per month, or the maximum permitted by law, whichever is lower, plus all expenses of collection, including reasonable attorneys’ fees. Fees under this Agreement are exclusive of all taxes, including national, state or provincial and local use, sales, value-added, property and similar taxes, if any. Customer agrees to pay such taxes (excluding US taxes based on HTDLM’s net income) unless Customer has provided HTDLM with a valid exemption certificate. In the case of any withholding requirements, Customer will pay any required withholding itself and will not reduce the amount paid to Customer on account thereof.
Subject to earlier termination as provided below, this Service Agreement is for the Service Term as specified in the Order Form.
In the event of any material breach of this Agreement, the non-breaching party may terminate this Agreement prior to the end of the Service Term by giving thirty (30) days prior written notice to the breaching party; provided, however, that this Agreement will not terminate if the breaching party has cured the breach prior to the expiration of such thirty-day period. Either party may terminate this Agreement, without notice, (i) upon the institution by or against the other party of insolvency, receivership or bankruptcy proceedings, (ii) upon the other party’s making an assignment for the benefit of creditors, (iii) upon the other party’s dissolution or ceasing to do business, or (iv) in the case of HTDLM, upon the nonpayment of Fees at the applicable due date.
All sections of this Service Agreement which by their nature should survive termination will survive termination, including, without limitation, restrictions, accrued rights to payment, confidentiality obligations, intellectual property rights, warranty disclaimers, and limitations of liability.
CLIENT SOFTWARE SECURITY
HTDLM represents and warrants that it will not knowingly include, in any HTDLM software released to the public and provided to Customer hereunder, any computer code or other computer instructions, devices or techniques, including without limitation those known as disabling devices, trojans, or time bombs, that intentionally disrupt, disable, harm, infect, defraud, damage, or otherwise impede in any manner, the operation of a network, computer program or computer system or any component thereof, including its security or user data. If, at any time, HTDLM fails to comply with the warranty in this Section, Customer may promptly notify HTDLM in writing of any such noncompliance. HTDLM will, within thirty (30) days of receipt of such written notification, either correct the noncompliance or provide Customer with a plan for correcting the noncompliance. If the noncompliance is not corrected or if a reasonably acceptable plan for correcting them is not established during such period, Customer may terminate this Agreement as its sole and exclusive remedy for such noncompliance.
THE SERVICES AND HTDLM CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION AND ANYTHING PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS,” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. HTDLM (AND ITS AGENTS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS) HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL HTDLM (OR ANY OF ITS AGENTS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS) BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS, SERVICES OR TECHNOLOGY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR ANYTHING PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR ANYTHING PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR OTHERWISE ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS OR LOST SALES, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF HTDLM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF HTDLM, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY), OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, THE LESSER OF (I) TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR (II) THE FEES PAID TO HTDLM HEREUNDER IN THE THREE MONTH PERIOD ENDING ON THE DATE THAT A CLAIM OR DEMAND IS FIRST ASSERTED. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.
U.S. GOVERNMENT MATTERS
Notwithstanding anything else, Customer may not provide to any person or export or re-export or allow the export or re-export of the Services or any software or anything related thereto or any direct product thereof (collectively “Controlled Subject Matter”), in violation of any restrictions, laws or regulations of the United States Department of Commerce, the United States Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control, or any other United States or foreign agency or authority. Without limiting the foregoing Customer acknowledges and agrees that the Controlled Subject Matter will not be used or transferred or otherwise exported or re-exported to countries as to which the United States maintains an embargo (collectively, “Embargoed Countries”), or to or by a national or resident thereof, or any person or entity on the U.S. Department of Treasury’s List of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Table of Denial Orders (collectively, “Designated Nationals”). The lists of Embargoed Countries and Designated Nationals are subject to change without notice. Use of the Service is representation and warranty that the user is not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of an Embargoed Country or Designated National. The Controlled Subject Matter may use or include encryption technology that is subject to licensing requirements under the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. As defined in FAR section 2.101, any software and documentation provided by HTDLM are “commercial items” and according to DFAR section 252.2277014(a)(1) and (5) are deemed to be “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer software documentation.” Consistent with DFAR section 227.7202 and FAR section 12.212, any use modification, reproduction, release, performance, display, or disclosure of such commercial software or commercial software documentation by the U.S. Government will be governed solely by the terms of this Service Agreement and will be prohibited except to the extent expressly permitted by the terms of this Agreement.
If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by Customer except with HTDLM’s prior written consent. HTDLM may transfer and assign any of its rights and obligations under this Agreement with or without written notice to Customer. Both parties agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, and that all waivers and modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and Customer does not have any authority of any kind to bind HTDLM in any respect whatsoever. In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover costs and attorneys’ fees. All notices under this Agreement will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail; and upon receipt, if sent by certified or registered mail (return receipt requested), postage prepaid. HTDLM will not be liable for any loss resulting from a cause over which it does not have direct control. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of California, U.S.A. without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The federal and state courts sitting in San Mateo County, California, U.S.A. will have proper and exclusive jurisdiction and venue with respect to any disputes arising from or related to the subject matter of this Agreement, provided that either party may seek injunctive relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. Customer agrees to participate in press announcements, case studies, trade shows, or other forms reasonably requested by HTDLM. HTDLM is permitted to disclose that Customer is one of its customers to any third-party at its sole discretion.