MASTER SERVICE AGREEMENT
This Master Service Agreement (herein, Agreement ) is made and entered into as of this day of ___, 20__ , (the Effective Date ) by and between: VastEdge, Inc., a California corporation, with offices at 1601 Civic Center Drive, Suite 204, Santa Clara, California 95050, United States of America, (herein, VastEdge ), and _______ of ________ (herein, Client ). Here in after, VastEdge and Client are sometimes referred to jointly as the Parties or singularly as a Party.
WHEREAS, Client desires to have software developed by VastEdge; and
WHEREAS, VastEdge represents that it has the expertise to develop such software; and
WHEREAS, VastEdge desires to develop software for Client upon the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants contained herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Parties hereto agree as follows:
The following capitalized terms, when used in this Agreement, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section 1:
1.1 "Product" shall mean the software program to be developed by VastEdge pursuant to this Agreement in accordance with the Specifications, together with user manuals, other documentation and any other ancillary materials to be developed by VastEdge pursuant hereto.
1.2 "Specifications" shall mean the specifications for the Product as directed by Client, together with any additional specifications or modifications to the specifications that may be agreed to in writing by the parties during the term of this Agreement.
1.3 "Intellectual Property" shall mean all intellectual property other than the Technology owned by VastEdge prior to the Effective Date or licensed to VastEdge by a third party, and used in the development of the Product, including all shall mean inventions, algorithms, articles of manufacture, compositions of matter, methods, apparatus, improvements thereof, ideas, conceptions, formulas, data, programs, other works of authorship, derivative works, know-how, improvements, discoveries, developments, designs and techniques, technical or business information, names or marks, characters, other proprietary information, or any other intellectual property anywhere I the world, whether tangible or intangible.
1.4 Intellectual Property Rights shall mean all proprietary and intellectual property rights worldwide, including without limitation any and all utility patents, design patents, industrial registrations, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, moral rights, character rights, sui generis protection, rights of publication, rights of privacy, trade dress, state law right, and any other worldwide intangible or tangible right anywhere in the world that is related to Intellectual Property (including without limitation any pending registrations, applications, divisionals, continuations, derivatives, reissues, and reexaminations associated therewith).
1.5 Other capitalized terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the body of this Agreement
2. TERMS & CONDITIONS
2.1 DEVELOPMENT OF THE PRODUCT: Client hereby retains VastEdge to design and develop, and VastEdge hereby agrees to design and develop the Product in accordance with (1) the project outline set forth on the Statement of Work (Exhibit A) and/or (2) the Product Specifications (Exhibit B) developed jointly by Client and VastEdge. The parties shall work together in a joint effort to accomplish the tasks and objectives set forth in the Product Specifications. VastEdge shall be responsible for delivering and performing only those professional services specifically identified in the Product Specifications. Any modifications to the Product Specifications shall be pursuant to the Change Order process set forth below.
2.2 CHANGE ORDERS: In the event Client desires to make any modifications to the Product Specifications or a deliverable, Client must provide a detailed change order in writing. This may be provided in the form of email, certified letter, or via technologies and/or tools provided by VastEdge. In the event of a conflict between the terms of this Agreement and a Change Order, the terms of this Agreement shall govern
2.3 SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE: Any support and maintenance services, updates, versions, or new releases shall be contracted under a separate agreement between VastEdge and Client. Maintenance and support rights or obligations for any third party products or equipment that are used in the Product and are available through the respective vendor(s)/manufacture(s) of such content and equipment shall be assigned
2.4 CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES: Client agrees to perform all tasks assigned to Client as set forth in this Agreement, the Product Specifications, or a Change Order, and to provide all assistance and cooperation to VastEdge in order to complete timely and efficiently the Product. VastEdge shall not be deemed in breach of this Agreement, the Product Specifications, a Change Order, or any milestone in the event VastEdge's failure to meet its responsibilities and time schedules is caused by Client's failure to meet (or delay in) its responsibilities and time schedules set forth in the System Specifications, a Change Order, or this Agreement. In the event of any such failure or delay by Client, (i) all of VastEdge's time frames, milestones, and/or deadlines shall be extended by the product of the number of days of Client's failure multiplied by two (2); and (ii) Client shall continue to make timely payments to VastEdge as set forth in this Agreement, the Product Specifications, and any Change Order(s) as if all time frames, schedules, or deadlines had been completed by VastEdge. Client shall be responsible for making, at its own expense, any changes or additions to Client's current systems, software, and hardware that may be required to support operation of the Product. Unless otherwise contracted with VastEdge or reflected in a Change Order, Client shall be responsible for initially populating and then maintaining any databases on the Product as well as providing all content for the Product. With the execution of a Change Order specifically asking VastEdge to assesses the Client's systems, software and hardware from time to time, VastEdge may agree to perform this function at normal VastEdge rates.
2.5 PROJECT MANAGERS: Client and VastEdge shall assign a Project Manager for managing the implementation of the Product. The Project Managers shall be responsible for: (i) managing the day-to-day activities under this Agreement, (ii) serving as liaisons between the parties, (iii) assigning and scheduling the appropriate personnel to perform all of the required services under this Agreement, and (iv) authorizing and executing any and all Change Order(s). Client hereby acknowledges and agrees that the Client Project Manager shall have the proper authority and power to execute and perform the duties and responsibilities set forth in this Section. VastEdge hereby acknowledges and agrees that the VastEdge Project Manager shall have the proper authority and power to execute and perform the duties and responsibilities set forth in this Section.
2.6 ASSIGNMENT OF PROJECT: VastEdge reserves the right, and Client hereby agrees, to assign subcontractors to this project to insure that the terms of this agreement are met as well as on-time completion.
2.7 MARKETING: Client hereby grants VastEdge the right to use the name and service marks of Client in its marketing materials or other oral, electronic, or written promotions, which shall include naming Client as a client of VastEdge and a brief scope of services provided. Any use of VastEdge logos or links on Client's Product must be approved in writing by Client. Either party may elect to issue a press release related to this Agreement. In doing so, any release shall be approved by the other party and such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.
2.8 COMPATIBILITY: Unless otherwise specifically identified in the System Specifications or a Change Order: (i) the Web Site is compatible solely with the domestic versions of Internet Explorer version 8.0 and higher, (ii) Firefox 4.0 and higher (iii) Safari - latest version, (iv) Chrome - latest version.
3. FEES, EXPENSES, AND PAYMENT
3.1 EXPENSES: Client shall reimburse VastEdge for reasonable out-of-pocket travel expenses (collectively, "Expenses"), including transportation, lodging, mileage, and meals incurred in rendering VastEdge's professional services. VastEdge shall obtain Client's prior written authorization beforeincurring any individual expense. All Expenses not paid directly by Client shall be paid within fourteen (14) days of receipt of VastEdge's invoice. All Expense reimbursements shall be made at VastEdge's direct out-of-pocket costs, without any markup for overhead, administrative costs, or otherwise.
3.2 FEES: Client agrees to pay VastEdge for the completion of the Statement of Work as set forth in accordance with Exhibit A attached hereto.
3.3 TAXES: Client shall pay, reimburse, and/or hold VastEdge harmless for all sales, use, transfer, privilege, tariffs, excise, and all other taxes and all duties, whether international, national, state, or local, however designated except income taxes, which are levied or imposed by reason of the performance of the professional services under this Agreement or by use of the Product, except income taxes.
3.4 OTHER FEES: Unless otherwise provided in this Agreement or in a Change Order, payment for all other services rendered by VastEdge shall be contracted under a separate agreement between VastEdge and Client.
3.5 FORM OF PAYMENT: All payments made to VastEdge under this Agreement shall be in United States currency in the form of company check, cashier's check, or electronic wire transfer.
3.6 PAYMENT OF INVOICES: All invoices shall be paid by Client within fourteen (14) days of receipt. Payments not made within such time period shall be subject to late charges equal to the lesser of (i) one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month of the overdue amount or (ii) the maximum amount permitted under applicable law. VastEdge may suspend all services on seven (7) days written notice until the amounts outstanding are paid in full.
4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND LICENSE
4.1 PRODUCT: All materials, including, but not limited to, software, programs, source code and object code, comments to the source or object code, specifications, documents, abstracts and summaries thereof (collectively, the Products ) developed by VastEdge in connection with the provision of the Services to Client, or jointly by Client and VastEdge, or by VastEdge pursuant to specifications or instructions provided by Client, shall belong exclusively to Client. VastEdge acknowledges that the Products shall be deemed works made for hire by VastEdge for Client, and, therefore, shall be the exclusive property of Client. To the extent the Products are not deemed works made for hire under applicable law, VastEdge hereby irrevocably assigns and transfers to Client all right, title and interest in and to the Products, including, without limitation, all patent and copyright interests, and agrees to execute all documents reasonably requested by Client for the purpose of applying for and obtaining domestic and foreign patent and copyright registrations
4.2 PRE-EXISTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, any routines, methodologies, processes, libraries, tools or technologies created, adapted or used by VastEdge in its business generally, including all associated Intellectual Property Rights (collectively, the Development Tools ), shall be and remain the sole property of VastEdge, and Customer shall have no interest in or claim to the Development Tools, except as necessary to exercise its rights in the Products. In addition, notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, VastEdge shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, or know-how developed or acquired by VastEdge during the performance of this Agreement to the extent obtained and retained by VastEdges personnel as impression and general learning. Subject to and limited by Clients intellectual property rights described in Section 4.1 above, nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to preclude VastEdge from using the Development Tools for use with third parties for the benefit of VastEdge.
4.3 THIRD PARTY LICENSES: In addition to any other fees set forth in this Agreement, Client shall be required to purchase any applicable third party licenses for any third party products that are necessary for VastEdge to design and develop the Product. Such third party products may include, but are not limited to: server-side applications, clip art, "back-end" applications, music, stock images, or any other copyrighted work which VastEdge deems necessary to purchase on behalf of Client to design and develop the Product. In the event any such third party product exceeds $250.00 per product (or $3000.00 in the aggregate), VastEdge shall obtain Client's prior written consent before incorporating such third party product into the Product. VastEdge shall provide Client with a list of all third party products upon launch of the Product.
5. TERM AND TERMINATION
5.1 TERM: This Agreement shall be effective as of the Effective Date and shall continue in effect until complete payment of the Development Price or until earlier terminated as provided in this Agreement or until the contracted services as outlined in Exhibit A have been completed.
5.2 TERMINATION FOR CAUSE: This Agreement may be terminated by either party upon written notice to the other, if the other party breaches any material obligation provided hereunder and the breaching party fails to cure such breach within thirty (30) days of receipt of the notice.
5.3 EFFECT OF TERMINATION: Client shall pay VastEdge for all services rendered and work performed up to the effective date of termination for any reason subject to Client's rights to only pay fair value if Client terminates for cause. VastEdge shall provide Client with an invoice for the foregoing fees within thirty (30) days of the effective date of the termination. Client shall pay the invoice within fourteen (14) days of receipt.
5.4 RETURN OF PROPRIETARY OR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION: Within ten (10) days after the termination or expiration of this Agreement, each party shall return to the other all Proprietary or Confidential Information of the other party (and any copies thereof) in the party's possession or, with the approval of the party, destroy all such Proprietary or Confidential Information. "Proprietary or Confidential Information" shall include, but is not limited to, written or oral contracts, trade secrets, knowhow, business methods, business policies, memoranda, reports, records, computer retained information, notes, or financial information. Proprietary or Confidential Information shall not include any information which: (i) is or becomes generally known to the public by any means other than a breach of the obligations of the receiving party; (ii) was previously known to the receiving party or rightly received by the receiving party from a third party; (iii) is independently developed by the receiving party; or (iv) is subject to disclosure under court order or other lawful process.
6. LIMITED WARRANTIES
6.1 PRODUCT: VastEdge warrants that for a period of ninety (90) days from launch of the Product, the Product will operate in accordance with all the material terms of the Product Specifications. All warranty claims not made in writing within such period shall be deemed waived. As the sole and exclusive remedy of Client for breach of the foregoing warranty, VastEdge shall, at its option, either correct the nonconformity or refund to Client the dollar amount attributable to the number of actual hours VastEdge spent developing the defective portion of the Product. VastEdge shall not be liable for failures caused by third-party hardware or software (including Client's own systems), misuse of the Product, or the negligence or willful misconduct of Client.
6.2 PERFORMANCE OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: VastEdge warrants that the professional services will be performed in a workmanlike and professional manner by appropriately qualified personnel.
6.3 Notwithstanding the above, Client's exclusive remedies for all damages, losses, and causes of actions whether in contract, tort including negligence or otherwise, shall not exceed the aggregate dollar amount which Client paid during the term of this Agreement.
7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Under no circumstances shall VastEdge, its contracted providers, officers, agents, or anyone else involved in creating, producing, or distributing Client's Product be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of or inability to use the Product; or that results from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation, or transmission or any failure of performance, whether or not limited to acts of God, communication failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to Client's records, programs or services. Client hereby acknowledges that this paragraph shall apply to all content on said Hosting Service. THE TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) TO THE OTHER SHALL NOT EXCEED THE DEVELOPMENT PRICE (AS DEFINED IN SECTION 0). THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY EVEN IF THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES SET FORTH ABOVE FAIL IN THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
8. THIRD PARTY DISCLAIMER
VastEdge MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH REGARD TO ANY THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR ANY SOFTWARE, EQUIPMENT, OR HARDWARE OBTAINED FROM THIRD PARTIES.
9. INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS
9.1 CLIENT INDEMNITY: Client agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold VastEdge harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorneys' fees, (collectively "Liabilities") asserted against VastEdge, its contracted providers, agents, Clients, servants, officers and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to the performance of any product sold by Client, its agents, employees or assigns. Client agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless VastEdge against Liabilities arising out of (i) any injury to any person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with the Product; (ii) any material supplied by Client infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party; or (iii) copyright infringement and/or litigation regarding content-related disputes
9.2 VASTEDGE INDEMNITY: VastEdge shall indemnify and hold harmless Client (and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees) from any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees and all related costs and expenses) incurred by Client as a result of any claim, judgment, or adjudication against Client arising from a claim that Client's use of the VastEdge Content, as permitted under this Agreement, infringes Intellectual Property rights of a third party or arising from a claim which results from VastEdges breach of the warranties and agreements contained in this Agreement. To qualify for such defense and payment, Client must: (i) give VastEdge prompt written notice of a claim; and (ii) allow VastEdge to control, and fully cooperate with VastEdge in, the defense and all related negotiations. VastEdge shall have no obligation to indemnify Client under this Section to the extent the infringement arises from (i) the Client Content, (ii) specifications provided by Client or its agents; (iii) derivative works of the Product created by Client, (iv) use of the Product in combination with nonVastEdge approved third party products, including hardware and software, (v) modifications or maintenance of the Product by a party other than VastEdge, (vi) misuse of the Product, and (vii) failure of Client to implement any improvement or updates to the Product, if the infringement claim would have been avoided by the use of the improvement or updates.
9.3 Promptly after receipt by a person entitled to indemnification pursuant to the foregoing Section 9.1 or 9.2 (the "Indemnified Party") of notice of the commencement of any action, the Indemnified Party will, if a claim in respect thereof is to be or has been made against a party who has agreed to provide indemnification under Section 9.1 or 9.2 (an "Indemnifying Party"), promptly notify in writing the Indemnifying Party of the commencement thereof; but the omission to so notify the Indemnifying Party will not relieve it from any liability which it may have to the Indemnified Party except to the extent the Indemnifying Party is prejudiced by the delay or failure to notify it. In case any such action is brought against an Indemnified Party, and it notifies the Indemnifying Party of the commencement thereof, the Indemnifying Party will be entitled to participate in, and, to the extent that it may wish, jointly with any other Indemnifying Party similarly notified, to assume the defense thereof, subject to the provisions herein stated, with counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Indemnified Party, and after notice from the Indemnifying Party to the Indemnified Party of its election to so assume the defense thereof, the Indemnifying Party will not be liable to the Indemnified Party under this Section 9 for any legal or other expenses subsequently incurred by the Indemnified Party in connection with the defense thereof other than reasonable costs of investigation. The Indemnified Party shall have the right to employ separate counsel in any such action and to participate in the defense thereof, but the fees and expenses of such counsel shall not be at the expense of the Indemnifying Party if the Indemnifying Party has assumed the defense of the action with counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Indemnified Party; provided that the fees and expenses of such counsel shall be at the expense of the Indemnifying Party if (i) the employment of such counsel has been specifically authorized in writing by the Indemnifying Party or (ii) the named parties to any such action (including any impleaded parties) include both the Indemnified Party or parties and the Indemnifying Party and, in the judgement of counsel for the Indemnified Party, it is advisable for the Indemnified Party or parties to be represented by separate counsel (in which case the Indemnifying Party shall not have the right to assume the defense of such action on behalf of the Indemnified Party or parties, it being understood, however, that the Indemnifying Party shall not, in connection with any one such action or separate but substantially similar or related actions in the same jurisdiction arising out of the same general allegations or circumstances, be liable for the reasonable fees and expenses of more than one separate firm of attorneys for the Indemnified Party or parties. No settlement of any action against an Indemnified Part shall be made without the consent of the Indemnifying Party and no Indemnifying Party, in the defense of any such claim or action, shall, except with the consent of the Indemnified Party, consent to entry of any judgment or enter into any settlement which does not include as an unconditional term thereof the giving by the claimant or plaintiff to such Indemnified Party of a release from all liability in respect to such claim or litigation. If the Indemnified Party fails to execute a release or other settlement agreement under circumstances where all of the conditions of the preceding sentence have been met, the Indemnifying Party shall have no further obligation to the Indemnified Party pursuant to this Agreement or otherwise.
The parties agree to hold each other's Proprietary or Confidential Information in strict confidence. The parties agree not to make each other's Proprietary or Confidential Information available in any form to any third party or to use each other's Proprietary or Confidential Information for any purpose other than as specified in this Agreement. Each party's Proprietary or Confidential Information shall remain the sole and exclusive property of that party. The parties agree that in the event of use or disclosure by the other party other than as specifically provided for in this Agreement, the non-disclosing party may be entitled to equitable relief. Notwithstanding termination or expiration of this Agreement, VastEdge and Client acknowledge and agree that their obligations of confidentiality with respect to Proprietary or Confidential Information shall continue in effect for a total period of three (3) years from the Effective Date.
11. FORCE MAJEURE
Except with regard to payment obligations, either party shall be excused from delays in performing or from failing to perform its obligations under this Agreement to the extent the delays or failures result from causes beyond the reasonable control of the party, including, but not limited to: default of subcontractors or suppliers; failures or default of third party software, vendors, or products; acts of God or of the public enemy; U.S. or foreign governmental actions; strikes; communications, network/internet connection, or utility interruption or failure; fire; flood; epidemic; and freight embargoes.
12. CHOICE OF LAW; VENUE; LIMITATION OF ACTIONS
This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of California, and the parties irrevocably consent and unconditionally agree to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts and U.S. federal courts having jurisdiction in Santa Clara County, California for any dispute arising out of this Agreement, and all courts competent to hear appeals there from.
13. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS
The relationship of VastEdge to Client will be that of an independent contractor, and neither VastEdge nor any employee of VastEdge will be deemed to be an agent or employee of Client. It is expressly understood that this undertaking is not a joint venture.
Any written notice or demand required by this Agreement shall be sent by registered or certified mail (return receipt requested), personal delivery, overnight commercial carrier, or other guaranteed delivery to the other party at the address set forth herein. The notice shall be effective (a) as of the date of delivery if the notice is sent by personal delivery, overnight commercial courier or other guaranteed delivery, and (b) as of five (5) days after the date of posting if the notice is transmitted by registered or certified mail
15. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This Agreement and all exhibits, schedules, and Change Order(s) set forth the entire agreement between the parties with regard to the subject matter hereof. No other agreements, representations, or warranties have been made by either party to the other with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement, except as referenced herein. This Agreement may be amended only by a written agreement signed by both parties.
16.1 NEGOTIATION IN ADVANCE OF MEDIATION: The parties shall attempt in good faith to resolve any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement promptly by negotiation between executives or their legal representatives who have authority to settle the controversy. Any party may give the other party written notice of any dispute not resolve in the normal course of business. Within 10 business days after delivery of the notice, the receiving party shall submit to the other a written response. The notice and response shall include with reasonable particularity (a) a statement of each partys position and a summary of arguments supporting that position; and (b) the name and title of the executive who will appear for that party and of any other person, including any legal representative, who will accompany the executive. Within 15 business days, the executives and/or their legal representative(s) of both parties shall meet at a mutually acceptable time and place. Unless otherwise agreed in writing between the negotiating parties, the above-described negotiation shall end at the close of the first meeting described above; such closure shall not preclude continuing or later negotiations, if desired. All offers, promises, conduct and statements, whether oral or written, made in the course of the negotiation by any of the parties, their agents, employees, experts and attorneys shall be confidential, privileged and inadmissible for any purpose, including impeachment, in mediation, arbitration or any other proceeding involving the parties, provided that evidence that is otherwise admissible or discoverable shall not be rendered inadmissible or non-discoverable simply because it was used in the negotiation.
16.2 MEDIATION: If the parties are unable to resolve their dispute following negotiation as described above, the parties agree that all disputes, claims or controversies arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be submitted for mediation to JAMS, or its successor, in Santa Clara County, California. Either party may commence mediation by providing JAMS and the other party a written request for mediation, setting forth the subject of the dispute and the relief requested. The parties will cooperation with JAMS and with one another in selecting a mediator from the JAMS panel of neutrals and in scheduling the mediation proceedings. The parties agree that they will participate in the mediation in good faith and that they will share equally in its costs. All offers, promises, conduct and statements, whether oral or written, made in the course of the negotiation by any of the parties, their agents, employees, experts and attorneys shall be confidential, privileged and inadmissible for any purpose, including impeachment, in mediation, arbitration or any other proceeding involving the parties, provided that evidence that is otherwise admissible or discoverable shall not be rendered inadmissible or non-discoverable simply because it was used in the mediation.
16.3 Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Section shall not preclude either party from seeking temporary, provisional, or injunctive relief from any court of competent jurisdiction.
In the event that a court finds any provision of this Agreement invalid and/or unenforceable, the parties agree that the remaining provisions shall remain valid and in force.
Neither party shall be deemed by mere lapse of time (without giving notice or taking other action hereunder) to have waived any breach by the other party of any of the provisions of this Agreement. Further, the waiver by either party of a particular breach of this Agreement by the other party shall not be construed as, or constitute, a continuing waiver of such breach, or of other breaches of the same or other provisions of this Agreement.
The following provisions shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement: Sections 3 (Fees, Expenses, and Payment), 4 (Intellectual Property Rights and License), 5 (Term and Termination), 6 (Disclaimer of Warranties), 7 (Limitation of Liability), 8 (Third Party Disclaimer), 9 (Indemnification obligations) 10 (Confidentiality), 12 (Choice of Law; Venue; Limitation of Actions), 16 (Disputes), 17 (Severability), and 19 (Survival).
Unless indicated otherwise, all references to "days" shall mean calendar days other than Saturdays, Sundays and United States federal holidays
This Agreement shall not be binding upon VastEdge until it has been signed by an officer of VastEdge.
The Client unconditionally warrants and guarantees that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or other artwork furnished to VastEdge, Inc. and/or its assigns for inclusion in the Product are owned by the Client, or that the Client has permission from the rightful owner to use each of these elements, and will hold harmless, protect, indemnify and defend VastEdge, Inc. its assigns and its subcontractors from any liability (including attorney's fees and court costs), including any claim or suit, threatened or actual, arising from the use of such elements furnished by the Client
23. THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE
Additionally, in the event Client elects to install or seek assistance from VastEdge in connection with the installation of any third-party software, the following terms shall apply. Client represents and warrants that Client has the right to use and install the third-party software, and have paid the applicable licensing fees for the third party software, and the third-party software does not and shall not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity. Client agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless VastEdge and its employees, officers and directors for, from and against any and all claims brought against VastEdge and its employees, officers and directors by a third-party alleging the software infringes: (i) the third-partys rights; or (ii) a U.S. patent, trademark, copyright or other intellectual property right. Client agrees that in such an event Client shall pay all resulting costs, damages, expenses and reasonable attorneys fees that a court awards and settlements incurred by VastEdge in connection with any such claims
24. LAW AFFECTING ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
The Client agrees that the Client is solely responsible for complying with such laws, taxes, and tariffs, and will hold harmless, protect, and defend VastEdge and its subcontractors from any claim, suit, penalty, tax, or tariff arising from the clients use of Internet electronic commerce. VastEdge, Inc warrants that it will secure, as needed on e-commerce sites, a valid SSL certificate on any site which will transmit, receive, process or have access to sensitive data of any sort.
25. LAWFUL PURPOSE
Client may only use the Product for lawful purposes.
Neither party may assign this Agreement or any of its rights or obligations or the license hereunder, without the prior written consent of the other.
27. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
VastEdge reserves all rights not specifically granted herein.
28. REMEDIES NOT EXCLUSIVE
The remedies available to the parties under this Agreement are cumulative and not exclusive to each other, and any such remedy will not be deemed or construed to affect any right which either of the parties is entitled to seek at law, in equity or by statute.
Name of Clients Authorized Representative: __________ By:______________ (Authorized Agent for VastEdge, Inc.)
Name of Client Company:__________ VastEdge, Inc., a California Corporation
Title of Clients Authorized Representative: __________
Social Security Number / Tax I.D : __________