RETURNSAFE™ SAAS TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
1. SERVICES AND LICENSE GRANT
1.1 Subject to and conditioned on Customer’s and its Authorized Users’ compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Service Level Terms attached hereto as Exhibit A, Company hereby grants Customer a non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and use the Services during the Term, solely for use by Authorized Users in accordance with the terms and conditions herein. Such use is limited to Customer’s internal use. Company reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel passwords it deems inappropriate. “Authorized User” means Customer’s monthly active users, including Customer’s employees, consultants, contractors, and agents who are authorized by Customer to access and use the Services under the rights granted to Customer pursuant to this Agreement. The total number of Authorized Users will not exceed the number of allowable monthly active users set forth in the Order Form, except as expressly agreed to in writing by the parties and subject to any appropriate adjustment of the Fees payable hereunder.
1.2 Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to make any changes to the Services that it deems necessary or useful to: (a) maintain or enhance: (i) the quality or delivery of Company’s services to its customers; (ii) the competitive strength of or market for Company’s services; or (iii) the Services’ cost efficiency or performance; or (b) to comply with applicable law; provided, however, any changes shall not materially diminish the features or functionality of the Services.
1.3 Company may, directly or indirectly, suspend, terminate, or otherwise deny Customer’s, any Authorized User’s, or any other person’s access to or use of all or any part of the Services, without incurring any resulting obligation or liability, if: (a) Company receives a judicial or other governmental demand or order, subpoena, or law enforcement request that expressly or by reasonable implication requires Company to do so; or (b) Company believes, in its good faith and reasonable discretion, that: (i) Customer or any Authorized User has failed to comply with any material term of this Agreement, or accessed or used the Services beyond the scope of the rights granted or for a purpose not authorized under this Agreement; (ii) Customer or any Authorized User is, has been, or is likely to be involved in any fraudulent, misleading, or unlawful activities; or (iii) this Agreement expires or is terminated. This Section 1.3 does not limit any of Company’s other rights or remedies, whether at law, in equity, or under this Agreement.
1.4 Company may from time to time in its discretion engage third parties to perform Services (each, a “Subcontractor”). Company shall (i) ensure that all Subcontractors comply with all provisions of this Agreement as if such Subcontractors were Company, and (ii) be responsible for all of the acts and omissions of such Subcontractors to the same extent as if they were acts and omissions of Company.
1.5 Customer may purchase “Verification” services from the Company, such services are limited to reviewing user-submitted information and confirming consistent data points with information held by Company. RETURNSAFE, INC. CANNOT AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT USER-SUBMITTED DATA IS TRUTHFUL OR ACCURATE. ALL VERIFICATION SERVICES ARE DEPENDENT ON INFORMATION PROVIDED BY USERS AND THE VERACITY SUCH INFORMATION CANNOT BE CONFIRMED.
2. RESTRICTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
2.1 Customer will not, directly or indirectly: reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code, object code or underlying structure, ideas, know-how or algorithms relevant to the Services; modify, translate, or create derivative works based on the Services (except to the extent expressly permitted by Company or authorized within the Services); use the Services for timesharing or service bureau purposes or otherwise for the benefit of a third; or remove any proprietary notices or labels.
2.2 Further, Customer may not remove or export from the United States or allow the export or re-export of the Services, software or anything related thereto, or any direct product thereof 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. As defined in FAR section 2.101, the software and documentation are “commercial items” and according to DFAR section 252.227‑7014(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 Agreement and will be prohibited except to the extent expressly permitted by the terms of this Agreement.
2.3 Customer represents, covenants, and warrants that Customer will use the Services only in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Although Company has no obligation to monitor Customer’s use of the Services, Company may do so and may prohibit any use of the Services it believes may be (or alleged to be) in violation of the foregoing.
2.4 Other than hardware ordered by the Customer and provided pursuant to the order, Customer shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining any equipment and ancillary services needed to connect to, access, or otherwise use the Services, including, without limitation, modems, hardware, servers, software, operating systems, networking, web servers and the like (collectively, “Equipment”). Customer shall also be responsible for maintaining the security of the Equipment, Customer account, passwords (including but not limited to administrative and user passwords) and files, and for all uses of Customer account or the Equipment with or without Customer’s knowledge or consent; provided, however, Customer will not be responsible for uses of Customer’s account after Customer has notified Company of a security incident with respect to such account or a particular password.
2.5 Customer shall at all times during the Term: (a) set up, maintain, and operate in good repair all Customer Systems (as defined below) on or through which the Services are accessed or used; (b) provide Company with such access to Customer’s premises and Customer Systems as is necessary for Company to perform the Services; and (c) provide all cooperation and assistance as Company may reasonably request to enable Company to exercise its rights and perform its obligations under and in connection with this Agreement.
2.6 Company is not responsible or liable for any delay or failure of performance caused in whole or in part by Customer’s delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under this Agreement.
2.7 If Customer becomes aware of any actual or threatened activity prohibited by Section 2.1, Customer shall immediately: (a) take all reasonable and lawful measures within their respective control that are necessary to stop the activity or threatened activity and to mitigate its effects; and (b) notify Company of any such actual or threatened activity.
3.1 Company will employ security measures in accordance with applicable industry practice and standards, applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
3.2 To onboard Customer and users, ReturnSafe relies on Customer to provide access to certain data in the possession of Customer, Customer’s affiliates, or Customer’s service providers. Customer has and will retain sole responsibility for: (a) all Customer Data; (b) all information, instructions, and materials provided by or on behalf of Customer or any Authorized User in connection with the Services; (c) Customer’s information technology infrastructure, including computers, software, databases, electronic systems (including database management systems), and networks, whether operated directly by Customer or through the use of third-party services (”Customer Systems”); (d) the security and use of Customer’s and its Authorized Users’ access credentials; and (e) all access to and use of the Services directly or indirectly by or through the Customer Systems or its or its Authorized Users’ access credentials, with or without Customer’s knowledge or consent, including all results obtained from, and all conclusions, decisions, and actions based on, such access or use.
3.3 Customer shall employ all commercially reasonable physical, administrative, and technical controls, screening, and security procedures and other safeguards designed to: (a) securely administer the distribution and use of all access credentials and protect against any unauthorized access to or use of the Services; and (b) control the content and use of Customer Data, including the uploading or other provision of Customer Data for processing by the Services.
4. CONFIDENTIALITY; PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
4.1 Each party (the “Receiving Party”) understands that the other party (the “Disclosing Party”) has disclosed or may disclose business, technical, pricing information, compensation information, know-how, compilations, processes, data protection, or financial information relating to the Disclosing Party’s business (hereinafter referred to as “Proprietary Information” of the Disclosing Party). Proprietary Information of Company includes non-public information regarding features, functionality and performance of the Service. Proprietary Information of Customer includes non-public data provided by Customer to Company to enable the provision of the Services (“Customer Data”). The Receiving Party agrees: (i) to take reasonable precautions to protect such Proprietary Information, and (ii) not to use or divulge (except in performance of the Services or as otherwise permitted herein) to any third person any such Proprietary Information. The Disclosing Party agrees that the foregoing shall not apply with respect to any information after five (5) years following the disclosure thereof or any information that the Receiving Party can document (a) is or becomes generally available to the public, 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 or (e) is required to be disclosed by law.
4.2 Customer shall own all right, title and interest in and to the Customer Data. Customer hereby permits Company such limited rights and permissions in or relating to Customer Data as are necessary to Company to enforce this Agreement and exercise Company’s rights and perform Company’s obligations hereunder.
4.3 Company, or its third-party licensors, shall own and retain all right, title and interest in and to (a) the Services and software, all improvements, enhancements or modifications thereto, (b) any software, applications, inventions or other technology developed in connection with Implementation Services or support, and (c) all intellectual property rights related to any of the foregoing. Nothing in this Agreement grants any right, title, or interest in or to (including any license under) any intellectual property rights in or relating to the Services whether expressly, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise.
4.4 Customer acknowledges that in order for Company to perform the Services, Company integrates with third-party hardware and software selected by Customer (“Third-Party Technology”). If requested by Customer, Company may resell to you Third Party Technology. Company does not share personally identifiable data with such Third-Party Technology providers and all such data transfers with Third Party Technology providers shall only include non-personally identifiable data. Company will pass through to Customer any warranties Company receives from the supplier of such Third-Party Technology, and to the extent such pass through is not allowed by the supplier, Company will facilitate the filing of a warranty claim for any defective Third-Party Technology.
4.5 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Company, and its Subcontractors, shall have the right collect and analyze data and other information relating to and solely for the purpose of the provision, use and performance of various aspects of the Services and related systems and technologies (including, without limitation, information concerning Customer Data and data derived therefrom such as usage reports and user statistics (“Resultant Data”)), and Company will be free (during and after the term hereof) to (i) use Resultant Data to improve and enhance the Services and for other development, diagnostic and corrective purposes in connection with the Services and other Company offerings, and (ii) disclose Resultant Data solely in aggregate or other de-identified form in connection with its business. No rights or licenses are granted except as expressly set forth herein.
5. PAYMENT OF FEES
5.1 Customer will pay Company the then applicable fees described in the Order Form for the Services and Implementation Services in accordance with the terms therein (the “Fees”). If Customer’s use of the Services exceeds the Service Capacity set forth on the Order Form or otherwise requires the payment of additional fees (per the terms of this Agreement), Customer shall be billed for such usage and Customer agrees to pay the additional fees in the manner provided herein. Company reserves the right to change the Fees or applicable charges and to institute new charges and Fees at the end of the Term, upon thirty (30) days prior notice to Customer (which may be sent by email). If Customer believes that Company has billed Customer incorrectly, Customer must contact Company no later than 60 days after the closing date on the first billing statement in which the error or problem appeared, in order to receive an adjustment or credit. Inquiries should be directed to Company’s customer support department.
5.2Company may choose to bill through an invoice, in which case, full payment for invoices issued in any given month must be received by Company prior to the following month’s services are rendered. Unpaid amounts are subject to a finance charge of 1.5% per month on any outstanding balance, or the maximum permitted by law, whichever is lower, plus all expenses of collection and may result in immediate termination of Service. Customer shall be responsible for all taxes associated with Services other than U.S. taxes based on Company’s net income.
6. TERM AND TERMINATION
6.1 Subject to earlier termination as provided below, this Agreement begins as of the Effective Date and continues for the Initial Service Term as specified in the Order Form, and shall be automatically renewed for additional periods of the same duration as the Initial Service Term (collectively, the “Term”), unless either party requests termination at least thirty (30) days prior to the end of the then-current term.
6.2 In addition to any other remedies it may have, either party may also terminate this Agreement upon (i) written notice, if the other party materially breaches any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement and such breach (A) is incapable of cure; or (B) being capable of cure, remains uncured 30 days after the non-breaching party provides the breaching Party with written notice of such breach, or (ii) effective immediately upon written notice to the other Party, if the other Party: (A) becomes insolvent or is generally unable to pay, or fails to pay, its debts as they become due; (B) files or has filed against it, a petition for voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy or otherwise becomes subject, voluntarily or involuntarily, to any proceeding under any domestic or foreign bankruptcy or insolvency law; (C) makes or seeks to make a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or (D) applies for or has appointed a receiver, trustee, custodian, or similar agent appointed by order of any court of competent jurisdiction to take charge of or sell any material portion of its property or business. Customer will pay in full for the Services provided up to and including the last day on which the Services are provided. Upon any termination or expiration, Company will make all Customer Data available to Customer for electronic retrieval for a period of thirty (30) days. Thereafter Company shall, unless retention is otherwise required by law, delete stored Customer Data. All sections of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination will survive termination, including, without limitation, accrued rights to payment, confidentiality obligations, warranty disclaimers, and limitations of liability.
7. WARRANTY AND DISCLAIMER
7.1 Each party represents and warrants to the other party that (i) it is duly organized, validly existing, and in good standing as a corporation or other entity under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or other organization; (ii) it has the full right, power, and authority to enter into and perform its obligations and grant the rights, licenses, consents, and authorizations it grants or is required to grant under this Agreement; (iii) the execution of this Agreement by its representative whose signature is set forth at the end of this Agreement has been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or organizational action of such party; and (iv) when executed and delivered by both parties, this Agreement will constitute the legal, valid, and binding obligation of such party, enforceable against such party in accordance with its terms.
7.2 Company shall use reasonable efforts consistent with prevailing industry standards to maintain the Services in a manner which minimizes errors and interruptions in the Services and shall perform the Implementation Services in a professional and workmanlike manner. Services may be temporarily unavailable for scheduled maintenance or for unscheduled emergency maintenance, either by Company or by third-party providers, or because of other causes beyond Company’s reasonable control, but Company shall use reasonable efforts to provide advance notice in writing or by e-mail of any scheduled service disruption. However, Company does not warrant that the Services will be uninterrupted or error free; nor does it make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from use of the Services. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION, THE SERVICES AND IMPLEMENTATION SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
7.3 Customer represents, warrants, and covenants to Company that Customer owns or otherwise has and will maintain the necessary rights and consents in and relating to the Customer Data so that, as received by Company and used in accordance with this Agreement, they do not and will not infringe, misappropriate, or otherwise violate any Intellectual Property Rights, or any privacy or other rights of any third party or violate any applicable law.
8.1 Company shall hold Customer harmless from liability to third parties resulting from infringement by the Service of any United States patent or any copyright or misappropriation of any trade secret, provided Company 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; Company will not be responsible for any settlement it does not approve in writing. The foregoing obligations do not apply with respect to portions or components of the Service (i) not supplied by Company, (ii) made in whole or in part in accordance with Customer specifications, (iii) that are modified after delivery by Company, (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 the Service is not strictly in accordance with this Agreement. If, due to a claim of infringement, the Services are held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be or are believed by Company to be infringing, Company may, at its option and expense (a) replace or modify the Service to be non-infringing provided that such modification or replacement contains substantially similar features and functionality, (b) obtain for Customer a license to continue using the Service, or (c) if neither of the foregoing is commercially practicable, terminate this Agreement and Customer’s rights hereunder and provide Customer a refund of any prepaid, unused fees for the Service.
8.2 Customer shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Company and its officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, and assigns (each, a “Company Indemnitee”) from and against any and all losses incurred by such Company Indemnitee resulting from any action by a third party that arise out of or result from, or are alleged to arise out of or result from: (i) Customer Data, including any processing of Customer Data by or on behalf of Company in accordance with this Agreement; (ii) any other materials or information provided by or on behalf of Customer or any Authorized User, including Company’s compliance with any specifications or directions provided by or on behalf of Customer or any Authorized User to the extent prepared without any contribution by Company; or (iii) allegation of facts that, if true, would constitute Customer’s breach of any of its representations, warranties, covenants, or obligations under this Agreement.
8.3 Each party shall promptly notify the other party in writing of any action for which such party believes it is entitled to be indemnified pursuant to Section 8.1 or 8.2, as the case may be. The party seeking indemnification (the “Indemnitee”) shall cooperate with the other party (the “Indemnitor”) at the Indemnitor’s sole cost and expense. Indemnitor shall promptly assume control of the defense and shall employ counsel of its choice to handle and defend the same, at Indemnitor’s sole cost and expense. Indemnitee may participate in and observe the proceedings at its own cost and expense with counsel of its own choosing. Indemnitor shall not settle any Action on any terms or in any manner that adversely affects the rights of any Indemnitee without Indemnitee’s prior written consent, which shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed. If Indemnitor fails or refuses to assume control of the defense of such Action, Indemnitee shall have the right, but no obligation, to defend against such Action, including settling such action after giving notice to Indemnitor, in each case in such manner and on such terms as Indemnitee may deem appropriate. Indemnitee’s failure to perform any obligations under this Section 8.3 will not relieve Indemnitor of its obligations under this Section 8, except to the extent that Indemnitor can demonstrate that it has been materially prejudiced as a result of such failure.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY, EXCEPT FOR BODILY INJURY OF A PERSON, COMPANY AND ITS SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ALL EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIERS), OFFICERS, AFFILIATES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONTRACTORS AND EMPLOYEES SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT OR TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATED THERETO UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY: (A) FOR ERROR OR INTERRUPTION OF USE OR FOR LOSS OR INACCURACY OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS, SERVICES OR TECHNOLOGY OR LOSS OF BUSINESS; (B) FOR ANY INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES; (C) FOR ANY MATTER BEYOND COMPANY’S REASONABLE CONTROL; OR (D) FOR ANY AMOUNTS THAT, TOGETHER WITH AMOUNTS ASSOCIATED WITH ALL OTHER CLAIMS, EXCEED THE FEES PAID BY CUSTOMER TO COMPANY FOR THE SERVICES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACT THAT GAVE RISE TO THE LIABILITY, IN EACH CASE, WHETHER OR NOT COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Each party hereby grants to the other party a limited, revocable license to use the party’s name and related indicia in the other party’s lists of current customers or vendors in promotional and marketing materials. This provision shall survive termination or expiration 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 Company’s prior written consent. Company may transfer and assign any of its rights and obligations under this Agreement without consent. 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. 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 Company 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; the day after it is sent, if sent for next day delivery by recognized overnight delivery service; and upon receipt, if sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas without regard to its conflict of laws provisions.
Exhibit A: Service Level Terms
The Services shall be available 99.9%, measured monthly, excluding holidays and weekends and scheduled maintenance. Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy, and Company’s entire liability, in connection with Service availability shall be that for each period of downtime lasting longer than two hours, Company will credit Customer 5% of the monthly fees for each period of 60 or more consecutive minutes of downtime. Downtime shall begin to accrue as soon as Customer (with notice to Company) recognizes that downtime is taking place, and continues until the availability of the Services is restored. In order to receive downtime credit, Customer must notify Company in writing within 24 hours from the time of downtime, and failure to provide such notice will forfeit the right to receive downtime credit. Such credits may not be redeemed for cash and shall not be cumulative beyond a total of credits for one (1) week of Service Fees in any one (1) calendar month in any event. Company will only apply a credit to the month in which the incident occurred. Company’s blocking of data communications or other Service in accordance with its response to violations of any agreements between Customer and Company shall not be deemed to be a failure of Company to provide adequate service levels under this Agreement.
No period of service degradation or inoperability will be included in calculating availability percentage due to the extent that such downtime or degradation is due to any of the following (”Exceptions”): (i) Customer requests maintenance and such maintenance affects uptime or downtime; (ii) Customer’s or any of its Authorized Users’ misuse of the Services; (iii) failures of Customer’s or any of its Authorized Users’ internet connectivity; (iv) internet or other network traffic problems other than problems arising in or from networks actually controlled by Company; or (v) Customer’s or any of its Authorized Users’ failure to meet any minimum hardware or software requirements.
Master Agreement October 12, 2021