Last Updated: December 13, 2017
This User Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into by and between RingClone Inc. (“RingClone“) and any individual or entity (“Customer”) prior to Customer’s use of the Subscription Service. This Agreement governs the use of the Subscription Service, any Professional Services, and any other products or services received from RingClone by Customer, whether on a free or paid basis (collectively, the “Services”). If Customer is a direct competitor to RingClone, RingClone reserves the right to disallow Customer’s access to the Services.
1.1 Subscription Service. Subject to this Agreement, and in consideration of the fees specified in any Order, RingClone will make the Subscription Service available to Customer throughout the Term. If Customer purchases a subscription to an Add-On, the Subscription Service will be deemed to include such Add-Ons except as otherwise expressly provided herein. RingClone hereby grants Customer a worldwide, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and use the Subscription Service during the Term for Customer’s internal business purposes, pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
1.2 Professional Services. Subject to this Agreement, and in consideration of the fees specified in any applicable Order or SOW, the parties may agree for RingClone to provide Professional Services. The specifications for Professional Services, if any, will be as set forth in an Order or SOW. RingClone hereby grants Customer a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and use Work Product resulting from Professional Services during the Term for Customer’s internal business purposes, pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
2. Use of the Subscription Service; Restrictions.
2.1 Conditions. RingClone’s provision of the Subscription Service is conditioned on Customer’s acknowledgement and agreement to the following:
(a) Certain types of information included in the Customer Content may be subject to specific laws (e.g., laws regarding personally identifiable information, payment card information, protected health information, etc.). Customer, not RingClone, is responsible for compliance with any such laws. Without limiting the foregoing Customer represents and warrants that if applicable Customer will provide any required notice to, and obtain any required consent from, individuals and/or other entities related to the Customer Content and any personal or otherwise protected information included therein.
(b) All Customer Content stored utilizing the Subscription Service is maintained in encrypted form (in transit and at rest) and RingClone does not access Customer Content except: (i) as requested by Customer to enable the provision of customer support; and (ii) as necessary for RingClone to (1) comply with applicable law or legal proceedings, or (2) investigate, prevent or act against suspected abuse, fraud or violation of this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, RingClone will treat as confidential any Customer Content accessed pursuant to this section. Unless prohibited by law, if RingClone receives a request from an individual to access, amend, or delete their personal information stored as Customer Content or Account Information provided by Customer, RingClone will refer such requests to Customer. Customer will be responsible for responding to such requests as required by applicable law, and RingClone will provide Customer with reasonable support as necessary to facilitate Customer’s response.
(c) The Subscription Service facilitates the sharing of information within Customer’s organization and potentially outside of Customer’s organization. Between Customer and RingClone, Customer has exclusive control over the distribution of and access to the Customer Content.
2.2 Login Credentials. Each set of login credentials for the Subscription Service may be used only by a single, individual Customer User. Customer agrees to promptly notify RingClone of any unauthorized access or use of which Customer becomes aware. Customer will be responsible for all use and misuse of the Subscription Service that occurs under Customer Users’ login credentials, and for any breach of this Agreement by any Customer Users.
2.3 Prohibited Use. Customer will not, and will ensure that Customer Users do not: (a) “frame,” distribute, resell, or permit access to the Subscription Service by any third party other than for its intended purposes; (b) use the Subscription Service other than in compliance with applicable laws; (c) interfere with the Subscription Service or disrupt any other user’s access to the Subscription Service; (d) reverse engineer, attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Subscription Service, or attempt to discover the underlying source code or structure of the Subscription Service; (e) submit to the Subscription Service any content or data that violates the Acceptable Use Policy, as updated by RingClone from time to time (a current version of which can be found at www.ringclone.com/acceptable-use-policy) (“Acceptable Use Policy”); (f) submit to the Subscription Service any malware or any unauthorized feature that is designed to alter any software, program, data, device, system or service, or provide unauthorized access to the Subscription Service; or (g) use any robot, spider, data scraping tool, extraction tool, or similar mechanism with respect to the Subscription Service.
2.4 Usage Limitations. Customer’s subscription is subject to the limits on Licensed Users set forth in each Order.
2.5 Account Information. Account Information will be provided to RingClone by Customer Users, but Customer may provide certain Account Information (e.g., Customer User titles, departments, phone numbers, or profile pictures) for Customer Users when configuring Customer’s account. Except for name and email address, Customer Users may elect whether to display their Account Information within the Subscription Service. If Account Information is provided by Customer, Customer represents and warrants that: (a) Customer has provided all required notice to Customer Users pursuant to applicable law, Customer policy, etc.; and (b) Customer has all rights, permissions, and consents necessary: (i) to provide the Account Information to RingClone; and (ii) for the display of such Account Information within the Subscription Service. Per Section 2.1(b) above, RingClone will refer to Customer any requests related to the Account Information that was provided by Customer, and will provide Customer reasonable assistance to facilitate Customer’s response to such requests, unless prohibited by law.
3. Customer Content; Account Information; Processing of Data.
3.1 Disclosure. The Subscription Service is designed to facilitate collaboration and sharing of Customer Content among Customer Users and, if elected by Customer Users, with third parties. As specified in Section 2.5 above, use of the Subscription Service also entails disclosure of some Account Information (e.g., name and email address) to other users. RingClone will not be responsible for any distribution, publication, display, or other disclosure of Customer Content or Account Information by Customer Users or Collaborators via the Subscription Service.
3.3 Service Providers. In addition, RingClone may allow service providers who act on RingClone’s behalf to process Customer Content and Account Information in connection with RingClone’s provision of the Subscription Service, provided that: (a) such service providers are subject to confidentiality obligations that are substantially as protective of the Customer Content and Account Information as those set forth in this Agreement; and (b) RingClone will be responsible for any breach of this Agreement by such service providers.
3.4 Security. RingClone will provide and maintain commercially reasonable information security policies and safeguards, which include technical and organizational measures, designed to preserve the security, integrity, and confidentiality of the Customer Content and to protect it against unauthorized access and information security threats.
3.5 Treatment at Termination. The Subscription Service includes a feature that permits Customer, at any time during the Term, to obtain a zip file backup that includes: (a) Customer’s then-current file attachments in their native file formats; and (b) all other then-current Customer Content in an Excel file. Upon the effective date of termination, RingClone has no obligation to retain, and may delete, Customer Content.
3.6 Ownership. As between the parties, Customer retains all right, title, and interest in and to all Customer Content. Customer represents and warrants that it has all rights, permissions, and consents necessary: (a) to submit all Customer Content to the Subscription Service; (b) to grant RingClone the limited rights to process Customer Content as set forth in this Agreement; and (c) for any transfer or disclosure of Customer Content among or by Customer Users and Collaborators.
4. Additional Products and Services.
4.1 Connectors. Customer may (if Customer’s subscription includes one or more Connectors) use Connectors to integrate the Subscription Service with Customer’s accounts or subscriptions to third-party services or applications. In such case, Customer Users may transfer information between the Subscription Service and such third-party services or applications via the Connectors, resulting in the modification of Customer Content or the content and information stored in Customer’s third-party services or applications. RingClone will have no liability for modification or deletion of Customer Content or data in third-party services or applications through use of a Connector by a Customer User.
4.2 Online Training. Customer may have access to the Training Resources. In such case, RingClone hereby grants Customer a worldwide, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and use the Training Resources during the Term for Customer’s internal business purposes, pursuant to the terms and conditions herein. Customer acknowledges that the Training Resources are subject to change, and RingClone does not guarantee the availability of any content. The Training Resources are not part of the Subscription Service.
4.3 RingClone Labs Apps. RingClone may make Labs Apps available to all users of the Subscription Service. Customer Users are granted a worldwide, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and use the Labs Apps during the Term for Customer’s internal business purposes, pursuant to the terms and conditions herein. Customer acknowledges that use of the Labs Apps is at Customer’s sole risk and responsibility, and access to the Labs Apps may be terminated at any time. Labs Apps are made available without charge and are not part of the Subscription Service.
4.4 Community Features. RingClone may make public forums, online communities, or bulletin boards (“Community Features”) available to all users of the Subscription Service. Customer Users are granted a worldwide, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use the Community Features, pursuant to the terms and conditions herein. Customer Users who use the Community Features: (a) grant RingClone a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable right to use content posted by such Customer Users (“Community Content”) to provide the Community Features and improve the Services; (b) acknowledge that Community Content may not be able to be deleted; (c) are responsible for all activity that occurs under their account, including any liability arising from their Community Content; and (d) agree to indemnify RingClone, RingClone’s corporate affiliates, and their respective directors, employees, and agents and hold them harmless from any claims, demands, proceedings, investigations, or suits brought by a third party regarding such Customer User’s Community Content. All Community Content (including any links to third-party sites or applications) provided by Customer Users must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy. RingClone reserves the right to remove, edit, or reinstate any Community Content in its sole discretion, and without notice to the originating Customer User. RingClone disclaims all liability arising from the Community Content and use of the Community Features, including exposure to content that is potentially offensive, indecent, inaccurate, objectionable, or otherwise inappropriate. Customer acknowledges that use of the Community Features is at Customer’s sole risk and responsibility, and access to the Community Features may be terminated at any time. The Community Features are made available without charge and are not part of the Subscription Service.
4.5 Third-Party Applications. Third-party applications and web services, including without limitation Partner Apps, may be available to Customer for use with the Subscription Service. These applications and services are provided by third parties and are not part of the Subscription Service, except where otherwise specified. Third-party applications and services are subject to any end user license agreements that accompany them, and RingClone has no liability whatsoever with respect to any third-party applications and services. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the payment provisions (and only the payment provisions) of this Agreement apply with respect to Partner Apps purchased by Customer under an applicable Order.
4.6 RingClone API. RingClone may make an application programming interface (“API“) available to Customer enabling Customer to create and access Customer Content via Customer’s own application. During the Term, RingClone grants Customer a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the API solely for Customer’s internal use. Customer shall not use the API to access data or a RingClone account belonging to a third party unless Customer has entered into RingClone’s Third-Party Application Developer Agreement and RingClone has provided Customer with an application ID for authentication purposes.
5. Fees and Payment.
5.1 Fees. In consideration of the Services, Customer will pay the fees specified at the time of purchase or renewal. Unless otherwise specified in an Order, RingClone may raise the unit price for any Renewal Terms to the then-current pricing for the relevant Services. If Customer selects a multi-year Subscription Term for an Order: (a) Customer may elect to pay the total fees for the Subscription Service at the outset in lieu of being invoiced or charged annually; or (b) Customer will be invoiced or charged the annual fees for the Subscription Service on or around the anniversary date of Subscription Effective Date, even if Customer has terminated the Order or otherwise changed its subscription plan. Customer will reimburse RingClone for reasonable, out-of-pocket expenses incurred by RingClone in the course of providing Professional Services. All fees are nonrefundable once paid, except as expressly otherwise provided in this Agreement or the applicable SOW or Order.
5.2 Payment. Customer agrees to promptly notify RingClone of any changes to its billing information. If Customer uses a credit card to make payment hereunder, Customer authorizes RingClone to charge such credit card on a recurring basis for all applicable fees and taxes. If Customer is invoiced for fees and taxes, all amounts are payable in U.S. dollars net thirty (30) days from the date of the invoice per the invoice instructions unless otherwise specified. Items purchased via an Order, and all renewals, shall be payable in advance. Items purchased via SOW shall have the applicable invoicing instructions included in the SOW. RingClone reserves the right to correct any billing errors or mistakes that RingClone identifies even if RingClone has already issued an invoice or received payment. Customer agrees to notify RingClone about any suspected billing errors or mistakes within thirty (30) days after the relevant invoice or charge date; failure to do so will result in waiver of Customer’s right to dispute such errors or mistakes. Except as prohibited by law, RingClone may charge a late fee of one and one half percent (1.5%) per month on past due amounts. Customer will reimburse any costs or expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) incurred by RingClone to collect any amount that is not paid when due. RingClone may accept payment in any amount without prejudice to RingClone’s right to recover the balance of the amount due or to pursue any other right or remedy. Amounts due to RingClone by Customer may not be withheld or offset against amounts due or asserted to be due to Customer from RingClone. Other than income taxes imposed on RingClone, Customer will bear all taxes, duties, VAT and all other governmental charges (collectively, “taxes”) resulting from this Agreement. If Customer is exempt from any applicable taxes, Customer will provide evidence reasonably satisfactory to RingClone of Customer’s tax-exempt status. If Customer requires a purchase order, vendor registration form, or other documentation, such requirement will in no way affect or delay Customer’s obligation to pay any amounts due hereunder.
5.3 Refunds. If Customer terminates this Agreement for RingClone’s uncured breach pursuant to Section 6.4 or pursuant to Section 10.2, Customer will be entitled to a prorated refund of prepaid, unused fees for the Subscription Service and if applicable the Training Resources and/or Partner Apps. If Customer terminates an SOW or an Order for Professional Services pursuant to Section 10.3, Customer will be entitled to a prorated refund of the prepaid, unused fees for the Professional Services.
5.4 Resellers and Payment Processors. Customers may elect to purchase certain Services through an authorized reseller (or one of its affiliates) (each a “Reseller”) or elect to pay for the Services through a third party who processes Customer’s payments (each a “Payment Processor“). Customer’s obligation for payment to, and relationship with, such Reseller or Payment Processor is between Customer and such Reseller or Payment Processor. If Customer elects to utilize a Reseller or Payment Processor in connection with the Services, Customer acknowledges and agrees that information about Customer, this Agreement, and any Orders and SOWs may be disclosed to such Reseller or Payment Processor.
5.5 Free Access. If Customer is provided with access to any Service at no charge, Customer acknowledges that (a) the version available to Customer may not include or allow access to all features and functionality available to paid subscribers and (b) the Service is made available to Customer on an “as is” basis without any warranty, support, maintenance, or other obligation of any kind. Add-Ons provided without charge are not part of the Subscription Service for purposes of this Agreement. RingClone may terminate Customer’s free access to any Service at any time, unless otherwise specified. Any use of a Service at no charge is at Customer’s sole risk and responsibility.
6. Term and Termination.
6.1 Term. This Agreement will remain in effect throughout the Term unless earlier terminated as set forth herein.
6.2 Term; Auto-Renewal of Orders. Each Order remains in effect for the initial subscription term (“Initial Term“) specified therein and any subsequent renewal periods (each a “Renewal Term”), and collectively with the Initial Term, the “Term”). AFTER THE INITIAL TERM OF AN ORDER ENDS, ORDERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY RENEW FOR SUCCESSIVE ONE (1) YEAR RENEWAL TERMS UNLESS EITHER PARTY PROVIDES THE OTHER PARTY WRITTEN NOTICE OF NON-RENEWAL AT LEAST THIRTY (30) DAYS PRIOR TO THE END OF THE THEN-CURRENT TERM. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any non-subscription items purchased via an Order will not automatically renew.
6.3 Term of SOWs. Each SOW remains in effect for the period specified therein. If no period is specified, the SOW will terminate once the Professional Services set forth in the SOW have been completed.
6.4 Termination for Cause; Suspension. Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately if the other party breaches any material provision of an applicable Order, SOW, or this Agreement, and fails to cure that breach within thirty (30) days of written notice from the non-breaching party identifying the breach. In addition, RingClone may suspend Customer’s access to the Subscription Service immediately if: (a) Customer fails to make a payment when payment is due; or (b) Customer has (or RingClone reasonably suspects that Customer has) breached Section 2.3 or misappropriated or infringed RingClone’s intellectual property or proprietary rights.
6.5 Effect of Termination. Upon expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason: (a) all Orders and SOWs under this Agreement will terminate; (b) all rights and obligations of the parties hereunder will cease (except as set forth in Section 6.6 below); (c) Customer will remain obligated to pay for Professional Services rendered through the effective date of termination; and (d) Customer will not be entitled to any refund of fees (except as set forth in Section 5.3 above).
6.6 Survival. The following sections will survive termination or expiration of this Agreement: 3.2 (Processing), 3.5 (Treatment at Termination), 3.6 (Ownership), 4.4 (Community Features), 4.5 (Third-Party Applications), 5.1 (Fees) (with respect to amounts that are accrued but unpaid as of the effective date of termination), 5.2 (Payment), 5.5 (Free Access), 6.6 (Survival), 7 (Proprietary Rights), 8 (Confidentiality), 11 (Limitation of Liability; Damages Exclusion), 12 (Indemnification), 14 (Non-Solicitation), 16 (Notices), 18 (Entire Agreement), and 19 (General).
7. Proprietary Rights. As between the parties, RingClone retains all right, title and interest in and to: (a) the Services, Work Product (except for any Customer confidential information used to develop the Work Product), and the technology and software used to provide them, and all intellectual property and proprietary rights therein; and (b) all electronic and print documentation and other content and data (excluding Customer Content and Account Information) made available through the Services. Except for the licenses as set forth in this Agreement, this Agreement does not convey any of RingClone’s intellectual property or proprietary rights to anyone, including Customer. Customer agrees that RingClone will have a perpetual right to use and incorporate any feedback or suggestions for enhancement that Customer or a Customer User provides to RingClone regarding the Services without any obligation of compensation.
8. Confidentiality of RingClone Information.
8.1 RingClone Confidential Information. “Confidential Information” means all non-public, proprietary business, technical, legal, or financial information disclosed to or learned by Customer in connection with the business relationship between the parties which RingClone has identified as confidential at the time of disclosure or that, based on the nature of the information or circumstances surrounding disclosure, Customer should treat as confidential. Confidential Information does not include: (a) information that was generally known to the public at the time disclosed to Customer; (b) information that becomes generally known to the public (other than through a breach of this Section 8 by Customer) after disclosure to Customer; (c) information that was in Customer’s possession free of any obligation of confidentiality prior to disclosure by RingClone; (d) information that is rightfully received by Customer from a third party without any restriction on disclosure; or (e) information that was independently developed by Customer without reference to or use of RingClone’s Confidential Information. All Confidential Information is provided “AS IS.” RINGCLONE MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, CONCERNING THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ITS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.
8.2 Use and Disclosure of Confidential Information. Customer: (a) will not use Confidential Information for any purpose except in connection with this Agreement; (b) will not disclose, give access to, or distribute any of the Confidential Information to any third party, except to the extent expressly authorized in a separate written agreement signed by RingClone; and (c) will take reasonable security precautions (which will be at least as protective as the precautions Customer takes to preserve its own confidential information of a similar nature) to keep the Confidential Information confidential. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Customer may disclose the Confidential Information to those of its employees, directors, affiliates, advisors, agents, contractors, and other representatives (“Representatives”) who need to know such information, provided that each such Representative is bound to protect the Confidential Information by confidentiality obligations substantially as protective as this Agreement. Customer will be responsible for its Representatives’ disclosure or use of the Confidential Information in violation of this Section 8. Customer will promptly notify RingClone upon discovery of any unauthorized disclosure or use of the Confidential Information, or any other breach of this Section 8, by Customer or its Representatives. Customer’s (and its Representatives’) obligations under this Section 8 cease to apply to information upon the later of: (i) the termination of this Agreement; or (ii) after three (3) years have passed from the date on which the Confidential Information was first disclosed.
8.3 Return of Materials. Upon written request by RingClone, Customer will: (a) either return or destroy all documents and media in its possession or control that contain the Confidential Information; and (b) certify its compliance with this Section 8.3 in writing. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Customer will not be obligated to erase Confidential Information that is contained in an archived computer system backup that was made in accordance with Customer’s security and/or disaster recovery procedures; provided, however, that any such Confidential Information contained in such archived computer system backup will remain subject to this Section 8.
8.4 Intellectual Property; No Obligation to Disclose. RingClone retains all rights, title, and interest in and to the Confidential Information, including all intellectual property and proprietary rights therein. The disclosure of the Confidential Information to Customer does not grant or convey any right of ownership of such Confidential Information.
8.5 Required Disclosures. Customer may disclose the Confidential Information to the extent required by law or legal process. In such cases, however, Customer will (except to the extent prohibited by law or legal process from doing so): (a) give RingClone prior notice of such disclosure so as to afford RingClone a reasonable opportunity to appear, object, and obtain a protective order or other appropriate relief regarding such disclosure; (b) use diligent efforts to limit disclosure to that which is legally required; and (c) reasonably cooperate with RingClone, at the RingClone’s expense, in RingClone’s efforts to ensure that the Confidential Information will be subject to a protective order or other legally available means of protection.
8.6 Injunctive Relief. Customer acknowledges that any actual or threatened breach of this Section 8 may cause irreparable, non-monetary injury to RingClone, the extent of which may be difficult to ascertain. Accordingly, RingClone is entitled to seek injunctive relief in addition to all remedies available to RingClone at law and/or in equity.
10. Representations and Warranties; Disclaimer.
10.1 Authority Warranty. Customer represents and warrants that Customer has the necessary authority to enter into this Agreement on behalf of themselves or the entity they are representing, as applicable. If Customer is accepting this Agreement in connection with Customer’s use of the Services on behalf of any entity, Customer acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement will be enforceable against such entity.
10.2 Limited Warranty for Subscription Service. If Customer has paid fees under this Agreement for the Subscription Service, RingClone represents and warrants that the Subscription Service will operate substantially as described in the online product descriptions written or created by RingClone and made available on the Site. Customer must notify RingClone in writing of any alleged failure by RingClone to comply with this warranty within thirty (30) days of such failure. Upon receipt of such notice, RingClone will either: (a) use commercially reasonable efforts to cure or correct the failure, or (b) terminate the applicable Order and issue a prorated refund for the terminated portion of the Subscription Services. The foregoing sets forth Customer’s exclusive rights and remedies and RingClone’s sole liability for breach of the limited warranty specified herein.
10.3 Limited Warranty for Professional Services. If Customer has paid fees under this Agreement for Professional Services, RingClone represents and warrants that the Professional Services will be provided in a competent and workmanlike manner in accordance with the Order or SOW, as applicable. Customer must notify RingClone in writing of any alleged failure by RingClone to comply with this warranty within thirty (30) days following delivery of the Professional Services. Upon receipt of such notice, RingClone will either: (a) use commercially reasonable efforts to cure or correct the failure, or (b) terminate the Professional Services and issue a prorated refund for the terminated portion of the Professional Services. The foregoing sets forth Customer’s exclusive rights and remedies and RingClone’s sole liability in connection with the limited warranty specified herein.
10.4 Disclaimer. Customer acknowledges that the Services may experience periods of downtime, including but not limited to scheduled maintenance. EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTIES SET FORTH ABOVE IN THIS SECTION 10, RINGCLONE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES, AND ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS RELATED THERETO OR MADE AVAILABLE THEREFROM, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. RINGCLONE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ACCURACY. RINGCLONE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTIONS OR DOWNTIME. RINGCLONE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS AND COMMUNITY CONTENT, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY THEREFOR.
11. Limitation of Liability.
11.1 Exclusion of Consequential and Related Damages; Cap on Damages. RINGCLONE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, GOODWILL, OR REVENUES OR FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, COVER, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIM OF ANY NATURE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF RINGCLONE HAS BEEN GIVEN ADVANCE NOTICE OF SUCH POSSIBLE DAMAGES. RINGCLONE’S ENTIRE LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY CUSTOMER TO RINGCLONE UNDER THE ORDER FORM OR SOW TO WHICH THE LIABILITY RELATES DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DATE ON WHICH THE LIABILITY AROSE.
11.2 General. Each provision of this Agreement that provides for a limitation of liability, disclaimer of warranties, or exclusion of damages represents an agreed allocation of the risks of this Agreement between the parties. The fees for the Services reflect this allocation of risk and limitation of liability. Customer agrees that these provisions apply even if the remedies are insufficient to cover all of the losses or damages of Customer or fails of its essential purpose. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES. IN SUCH AN EVENT, THIS LIMITATION WILL NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW.
12.1 By RingClone. If Customer has paid fees under this Agreement for the Services, RingClone will defend Customer, Customer’s corporate affiliates, and their respective directors, employees, and agents (“Customer Indemnified Parties”) from and against any claims, demands, proceedings, investigations, or suits brought by a third party alleging that Customer’s use of the Subscription Service or Work Product in accordance with this Agreement infringes any third party intellectual property rights (each an “Infringement Claim”). RingClone will indemnify Customer Indemnified Parties for any damages, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and costs resulting from an Infringement Claim and finally awarded against Customer or agreed to be paid by Customer in a written settlement approved by RingClone in writing. Notwithstanding the foregoing, RingClone will have no obligation under this Section 12.1 to the extent any alleged infringement arises from: (a) Customer’s use of the Subscription Service or Work Product in combination with technology or services not provided by RingClone, if the infringement would not have occurred but for such combination; (b) Customer Content; (c) RingClone’s compliance with designs, specifications, or instructions provided by Customer if such infringement would not have occurred but for such designs, specifications, or instructions; or (d) use by Customer after notice by RingClone to discontinue use. If Customer is enjoined or otherwise prohibited from using any of the Subscription Service or Work Product or a portion thereof based on an Infringement Claim, then RingClone will, at RingClone’s sole expense and option, either: (i) obtain for Customer the right to use the allegedly infringing portions of the Subscription Service or Work Product; (ii) modify the allegedly infringing portion of the Subscription Service or Work Product so as to render it non-infringing without substantially diminishing or impairing its functionality; or (iii) replace the allegedly infringing portions of the Subscription Service or Work Product with non-infringing items of substantially similar functionality. If RingClone determines that the foregoing remedies are not commercially reasonable, then RingClone may terminate the applicable Order or SOW and issue a prorated refund of fees prepaid by Customer for the terminated portion of the Initial Term or then-current Renewal Term. This Section 12.1 sets forth RingClone’s sole liability and Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy for any actual or alleged infringement by RingClone of any third party intellectual property rights.
12.2 By Customer. Customer will defend RingClone, RingClone’s corporate affiliates, and their respective directors, employees, and agents (“RingClone Indemnified Parties”) from and against any claims, demands, proceedings, investigations, or suits brought by a third party arising out of: (a) the Customer Content; or (b) Customer’s use of the Subscription Service or Work Product in violation of this Agreement or applicable law. Customer will indemnify RingClone Indemnified Parties for any damages, reasonable attorney’s fees, and costs resulting from a claim that Customer is obligated to defend and finally awarded against RingClone or agreed to be paid by RingClone in a written settlement approved by Customer in writing.
12.3 Conditions. The indemnifying party’s obligations under this Section 12 are contingent on the indemnified party: (a) promptly providing written notice of the claim to the indemnifying party; (b) giving the indemnifying party sole control of the defense and settlement of the claim (provided that any settlement unconditionally releases the indemnified party of all liability and does not make any admissions on behalf of the indemnified party or include payment of any amounts by the indemnified party); and (c) providing the indemnifying party, at the indemnifying party’s expense, all reasonable assistance in connection with such claim. The indemnified party may participate in the defense of the claim at its sole cost and expense.
13. Publicity. Unless Customer has specifically notified RingClone to the contrary in writing (email notice permitted), RingClone may disclose Customer as a customer of RingClone, and may use Customer’s name and logo on the Site and in RingClone’s promotional materials. RingClone will request Customer’s prior consent for any other uses; such consent to be deemed given if Customer fails to respond to a request within five (5) business days.
14. Non-Solicitation. During the Term and for a period of one (1) year thereafter, Customer will not: (a) hire or attempt to hire any of RingClone’s employees; or (b) solicit, induce, recruit or encourage any of RingClone’s employees to terminate their relationship with RingClone. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Customer will not be precluded from hiring a RingClone employee pursuant to a general solicitation of employment (e.g., posting a job opening) not specifically directed at RingClone employees.
15. Federal Government Customers. The Subscription Service is a “commercial item” consisting of “commercial computer software” as defined in FAR 2.101. RingClone provides the Subscription Service for federal government end use in accordance with FAR 12.211 (Technical Data) and FAR 12.212 (Computer Software), and for Department of Defense agencies in accordance with DFAR 227.7202 (Commercial Computer Software and Commercial Computer Software Documentation).
16. Notices. Customer agrees to receive all communications, agreements, and notices from RingClone electronically, including by e-mail, in-app notifications through the Subscription Service, or by posting them on the Site. Customer further agrees such communications provided electronically will satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. Except where this Agreement permits notice to RingClone via email, all notices provided under this Agreement must be in writing and sent via internationally recognized delivery service or certified U.S. mail. Notices sent via email will be deemed given one (1) business day after being sent; notices sent via any other authorized delivery method will be deemed given five (5) business days after being sent. Notices to RingClone must be addressed as follows: Attn: Legal Affairs, 10500 NE 8th Street, Suite 1300, Bellevue WA 98004, and for notices permitted to be sent via email, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
17. Assignment. Either party may assign this Agreement and any Orders or SOWs in connection with a merger or similar transaction, or to a company acquiring substantially all of its assets, equity, or business, without any requirement to obtain permission for such assignment; otherwise, neither party may assign this Agreement or any Orders or SOWs to a third party without the advance written consent of the other party. This Agreement and any Orders or SOWs will bind and benefit the parties, their successors, and their permitted assigns.
18. Entire Agreement. This Agreement and any Orders or SOWs represent the entire agreement between RingClone and Customer with respect to Customer’s use of the Services, excluding the Mobile App which is governed by a separate end-user license agreement (a current version of which can be found at https://www.ringclone.com/mobile-eula). In the event of a conflict between the payment terms in this Agreement and any Order or SOW, the payment terms in the Order or SOW will govern and control. In the event of any other conflict between this Agreement and any Order or SOW, this Agreement will govern and control. This Agreement and any Orders or SOWS expressly supersede: (a) any terms or conditions stated in a Customer purchase order or similar document, whether submitted or executed before or after the Subscription Start Date set forth in the applicable Order; and (b) any other contemporaneous or prior agreements or commitments regarding the Subscription Service or the other subject matter of this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, this Agreement will not supersede any non-disclosure agreement entered into by the parties governing information exchanged prior to Customer’s use of the Services or for purposes unrelated to this Agreement. RingClone expressly agrees that any end-user agreement governing use of the Training Resources and Community Features by Customer Users will be considered null and void and will not supersede this Agreement.
19. General. Neither party is liable for delay or default under this Agreement if caused by conditions beyond its reasonable control. This Agreement and any Orders or SOWs are governed by the laws of the State of Washington, without regard to its conflicts of law rules, and each party hereby consents to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts located in Seattle, Washington for any dispute arising out of this Agreement or any Orders or SOWs. Except pursuant to Section 5.1, the waiver of any breach of any provision of this Agreement or of any Order or SOW will be effective only if in writing, and no such waiver will operate or be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach. If any provision of this Agreement or of any Order or SOW is held to be unenforceable, then that provision is to be construed either by modifying it to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable (if permitted by law) or disregarding it (if not permitted by law), and the rest of this Agreement or the relevant Order or SOW is to remain in effect as written. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if modifying or disregarding the unenforceable provision would result in failure of an essential purpose of this Agreement or any Order or SOW, the entire Agreement or the relevant Order or SOW will be deemed null and void.
20. Modifications. RingClone reserves the right to modify this Agreement by posting a revised version on the Site. Except in the event of extenuating circumstances, revisions will be effective fifteen (15) days after posting. Continued use of the Services after the effective date of a revision will constitute Customer’s agreement to the modified Agreement. If Customer does not agree to a revision, Customer may terminate this Agreement by providing written notice to RingClone. For the avoidance of doubt, Customer will not receive a refund of fees. Customer’s termination will be effective upon RingClone’s acknowledgement of such termination, and in no event later than thirty (30) days from RingClone’s receipt of Customer’s termination notice. Customer’s continued use of the Subscription Service after the effective date of a revision will constitute acceptance of the modified Agreement.
“Acceptable Use Policy” has the meaning given in Section 2.3.
“Account Information” means personal information about Customer Users provided to RingClone in connection with the creation or administration of Customer User accounts. For example, Account Information includes names, email addresses, and other profile information associated with a Customer User account. Account Information does not include aggregate or de-identified information compiled from Account Information that does not identify Customer, any Customer User, or any other individual.
“Add-Ons” means optional features and applications developed by RingClone and purchased and included as part of Customer’s subscription, including Connectors, Premium Apps, and the other Add-Ons indicated in each Order.
“Collaborator” means a user with a RingClone login invited to access and use a sheet.
“Community Content” has the meaning given in Section 4.4.
“Community Features” has the meaning given in Section 4.4.
“Confidential Information” has the meaning given in Section 8.1.
“Connector” means an Add-On developed by RingClone that allows for Customer Content to be exported or imported from Customer’s account or subscription to a third-party service or application.
“Customer Content” means data, information, file attachments, text, images, personally identifiable information, and other content that is (a) uploaded or submitted to the Subscription Service by Customer Users; and/or (b) collected by Customer Users from third parties using “forms” or similar features of the Subscription Service. Customer Content does not include usage, statistical, and technical information related to Customer Content that does not reveal the actual contents of the Customer Content.
“Customer Indemnified Parties” has the meaning given in Section 12.1.
“Customer User” means, collectively, all (a) Licensed Users; (b) SysAdmins (regardless of whether they are Licensed Users); and (c) any Non-Licensed Users.
“Infringement Claim” has the meaning given in Section 12.1.
“Initial Term” has the meaning given in Section 6.2.
“Labs Apps” means any pre-release, alpha or “RingClone Labs” Apps that RingClone may make available to Customer separately from the Subscription Service.
“Licensed User” means a user with certain rights to use the Subscription Service on Customer’s behalf. Customer’s SysAdmin(s) may designate any user with a registered RingClone login as a Licensed User.
“Mobile Application” or “Mobile App” means the mobile application the can be download through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, which allows Customer Users to access the Subscription Service on their mobile device.
“Non-Licensed User” means a user with a RingClone login who (a) is not a Licensed User and (b) accepts an invitation to join Customer’s account and have his or her usage managed by Customer’s SysAdmin.
“Order” means (a) an electronic or tangible order form or (b) online order, setting forth commercial details of a subscription to the Subscription Service (including any Add-Ons) and the purchase of associated Professional Services (if any), and incorporating this Agreement by reference.
“Partner Apps” means applications developed and owned by third parties for which Customer purchases a license from RingClone under this Agreement and are made available to Customer exclusively in accordance with the terms and conditions of the end user license agreements accompanying them (except that the payment provisions of this Agreement will apply).
“Payment Processor” has the meaning given in Section 5.4.
“Premium Apps” means an Add-On developed by RingClone that allows for Customer Content to be viewed or manipulated in a separate interface.
“Professional Services” means implementation, configuration, integration, training, advisory, and other professional services related to the Subscription Service that are specified in an SOW or Order.
“Renewal Term” has the meaning given in Section 6.2.
“Representatives” has the meaning given in Section 8.2.
“Site” means RingClone’s website at http://www.ringclone.com.
“RingClone Indemnified Parties” has the meaning given in Section 12.2.
“SOW” means a statement of work or similar document that describes Professional Services, establishes the fees for the Professional Services, references this Agreement, and is executed by an authorized representative of each party.
“Subscription Limits Policy” has the meaning given in Section 2.4.
“Subscription Service” means RingClone’s internet-delivered work collaboration service.
“SysAdmin” means a user with certain administrative control rights over Customer’s subscription plan.
“Term” has the meaning given in Section 6.2.
“Training Resources” means RingClone’s online training portal and the content therein.
“Work Product” means all software, code, materials, ideas, deliverables, and items that are conceived, made, discovered, written, or created by RingClone’s personnel in connection with providing the Professional Services.