Fit-For-Work Software License Agreement
Effective starting: May 1, 2020
This Fit-For-Work Software License Agreement (the “Agreement”) is between you and the Expert Ready LLC entity that owns the Software that you are accessing or using listed here (“Expert Ready” or “we”). If you are agreeing to this Agreement not as an individual but on behalf of your company, government, or other entity for which you are acting (for example, as an employee or governmental official), then “you” means your entity and you are binding your entity to this Agreement. Expert Ready may modify this Agreement from time to time, subject to the terms in Section 19 (Changes to this Agreement) below. The Software is not intended for and should not be used by anyone considered a minor.
The “Effective Date” of this Agreement is the date which is the earlier of (a) your initial access to or use of the Software (as defined below) or (b) the effective date of the first Order referencing this Agreement.
By clicking on the “I agree” (or similar button or checkbox) that is presented to you at the time of your Order, or by using or accessing the Software, you indicate your assent to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to this Agreement, do not use or access the Software.
1. Scope of Agreement
1.1. Software. This Agreement governs your initial purchase of Expert Ready’s Software, Support and Maintenance for the Software, and any Additional Services, as well as any future purchases made by you that reference this Agreement. This Agreement includes each Order, the Expert Ready Policies, the Product-Specific Terms, and any other referenced policies and terms. The Software and its permitted use are further described in the Documentation. The term “Software” includes Documentation unless otherwise specified.
2. Accounts; Authorized Users
2.1. Account Registration. You must place an Order with us in order to register for an account or access or receive Software. Your registration information must be accurate, current and complete. You must keep your registration current so that we may send notices, statements and other information to you by email or through your account. You are responsible for all actions taken through your account, including Orders made or employees enabled (which may incur fees).
2.2. Authorized Users. Only Authorized Users may access and use the Software. Some Software may allow you to designate different types of Authorized Users, in which case pricing and functionality may vary according to the type of Authorized User. You are responsible for compliance with this Agreement by all Authorized Users, including what Authorized Users do with your data, and for all fees incurred by Authorized Users (or from adding Authorized Users). All use of Software must be solely for the benefit of you or your employees and must be within the Scope of Use.
2.3. Secondary Users. You are responsible under Section 2.2 (Authorized Users) and Secondary Users are prohibited as “Authorized Users”.
3. Use of the Software
3.1. Your License Rights. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Expert Ready grants you a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to install and use the Software during the applicable License Term for your own business purposes, in accordance with this Agreement, your applicable Scope of Use, the Documentation and all Laws.
3.2. Restrictions. Except as otherwise expressly permitted in this Agreement, you will not: (a) reproduce, modify, adapt or create derivative works of any part of the Software; (b) rent, lease, distribute, sell, sublicense, transfer, or provide access to the Software to a third party; (c) use the Software for the benefit of any third party; (d) incorporate the Software into a product or service you provide to a third party; (e) interfere with any license key mechanism in the Software or otherwise circumvent mechanisms in the Software intended to limit your use; (f) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, translate, or otherwise seek to obtain or derive the source code, underlying ideas, algorithms, file formats or non-public APIs to the Software, except to the extent expressly permitted by applicable law (and then only upon advance notice to us); (g) remove or obscure any proprietary or other notices contained in the Software; (h) use the Software for competitive analysis or to build competitive products; (i) publicly disseminate information regarding the performance of the Software; or (j) encourage or assist any third party to do any of the foregoing.
3.3. Number of Instances. Unless otherwise specified in your Order, for each Software license that you purchase, you may install one (1) production instance of the Software on systems owned or operated by you or one of your Authorized Users. We may also make available “administrator” licenses free of charge.
3.4. Product-Specific Terms. Some Software may be subject to additional terms specific to that Software as set forth in the Product-Specific Terms. By accessing or using a product covered by the Product-Specific Terms, you agree to the Product-Specific Terms.
3.5. Your Modifications. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement (including Section 2 (Combining the Products with Open Source Software) of Third Party Code in Expert Ready Products), for any elements of the Software provided by Expert Ready, LLC in source code form and to the extent permitted in the Documentation, you may modify such source code solely for purposes of developing bug fixes, customizations and additional features for the Software. Any modified source code or Documentation constitutes “Your Modifications”. You may use Your Modifications solely in support of your permitted use of the Software (and only with your own instances of the Software), but you may not distribute the code to Your Modifications to any third party. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, Expert Ready has no support, warranty, indemnification or other obligation or liability with respect to Your Modifications or their combination, interaction or use with our Software.
3.6. Attribution. In any use of the Software, you must not remove, obscure, or alter in any way the following attribution to Expert Ready on all user interfaces to the Software: “Powered by Expert Ready,” which must in every case include a hyperlink to http://www.expertready.com, and which must be in the same format as delivered in the Software.
3.7. System Requirements. You are solely responsible for ensuring that your system stays secure and meets the hardware, software, security and any other applicable system requirements for the Software as specified in the Documentation. Expert Ready, LLC will have no obligations or responsibility under this Agreement for issues caused by your use of any third-party hardware or software not provided by Expert Ready.
3.8. Indemnification by You. You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Expert Ready, LLC from and against any loss, cost, liability or damage (including attorney’s fees) arising from or relating to any claim brought against Expert Ready (a) arising from or related to your breach of Section 2.3 (Secondary Users) or any claims or disputes brought by Authorized Users arising out of their use of the Software; (b) by a third party relating to Your Modifications (including but not limited to any representations or warranties you make about Your Modifications of the Software) or your breach of Section 3.5 (Your Modifications); (c) arising from a breach of security of Section 3.7 (System Requirements); (d) by a third party related to your Customer Materials, as defined in Section 6.2(b); or (e) by a third party relating to any non-Expert Ready content or data used by you or your Secondary Users in connection with the Software; (f) by any party for claims of breaches of data security caused by you, your employees, or your Authorized Users, including but not limited to releases of protected medical information, releases of personal identification and contact information, hacking events taking, modifying, or deleting data, and damages to hardware by any other data breaches or unauthorized intrusions into stored secured servers or data storage devices. This indemnification obligation is subject to your receiving (i) prompt written notice of such claim (but in any event notice in sufficient time for you to respond without prejudice); (ii) the exclusive right to control and direct the investigation, defense, or settlement of such claim; and (iii) all reasonably necessary cooperation of Expert Ready at your expense.
4. Apps and Third-Party Products.
4.1. Third Party Products. You (including your Authorized Users) may choose to use or procure other third-party products or services in connection with the Software, including Third Party Apps or implementation, customization, training or other services. Your receipt or use of any third-party products or services is subject to a separate agreement between you and the third-party provider. If you enable or use third-party products or services with the Software, you acknowledge that the third-party providers may access or use your data as required for the interoperation of their products and services with the Software. This may include transmitting, transferring, modifying or deleting your data, or storing your data on systems belonging to the third-party providers or other third parties. Any third-party provider’s use of your data is subject to the applicable agreement between you and such third-party provider. We are not responsible for any access to or use of your data by third-party providers or their products or services, or for the security or privacy practices of any third-party provider or its products or services. You are solely responsible for your decision to permit any third-party provider or third-party product or service to use your data. It is your responsibility to carefully review the agreement between you and the third-party provider, as provided by the applicable third-party provider. EXPERT READY, LLC DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES (WHETHER SUPPORT, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY OR OTHERWISE) OR FOR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OR VENDORS.
6. Expert Ready Commitments
6.1. Support and Maintenance. During the period for which you have paid the applicable Support and Maintenance fee, Expert Ready will provide Support and Maintenance for the Software in accordance with the Expert Ready Support Policy and Enterprise Support and Services Policy (if applicable). Support and Maintenance for Software includes access to New Releases, if and when available, and any references to “Software” in this Agreement include New Releases.
7. License Term, Returns and Payment
7.1. License Term and Renewals. The License Term, Support and Maintenance period, and TAM services period will be indicated in the Order (as applicable). The License Term and any applicable service periods will commence on the Order date (unless a different start date is designated in the Order) and expire when you cancel your account. Unless earlier terminated in accordance with this Agreement, each right to use Software will autorenew. All renewals are subject to the applicable Software or Support and Maintenance continuing to be offered and will be charged at the then-current rates.
7.2. Delivery. We will deliver the applicable license keys to your account no later than when we have received payment of the applicable fees. You are responsible for accessing your account to determine that we have received payment and your Order has been processed. All deliveries under this Agreement will be electronic. For the avoidance of doubt, you are responsible for installation of the Software, and you acknowledge that Expert Ready, LLC has no further delivery obligation with respect to the Software after delivery of the license keys.
7.3. Return Policy. As part of our commitment to customer satisfaction, you may terminate your initial Order of the applicable Software under this Agreement, for no reason or any reason, by cancelling in your account dashboard. Expert Ready will disable the license key that allowed the Software to operate. Termination does not receive a refund on your initial Order if Expert Ready has already set up your company and your use of the software has not been hindered due to a software bug. You understand that Expert Ready may change this practice in the future in accordance with Section 21 (Changes to this Agreement).
7.4. Increased Scope of Use. During your License Term, you may increase your Scope of Use (e.g., adding Authorized Users or licenses) by placing a new Order or, if made available by Expert Ready, directly through the applicable Software. Any increases to your Scope of Use will be subject to additional fees, as set forth in the applicable Order.
7.5. Payment. You will pay all fees in accordance with each Order, by the due dates and in the currency specified in the Order. For Additional Services provided at any non-Expert Ready location, unless otherwise specified in your Order, you will reimburse Expert Ready for its pre-approved travel, lodging and meal expenses, which Expert Ready may charge as incurred. Other than as expressly set forth in Section 7.3 (Return Policy) and Section 16 (IP Indemnification by Expert Ready), all amounts are non-refundable, non-cancelable and non-creditable. You agree that we may bill your credit card or other payment method for renewals, additional users, expenses and unpaid fees, as applicable.
7.6. Taxes. Your fees under this Agreement exclude any taxes or duties payable in respect of the Software in the jurisdiction where the payment is either made or received. To the extent that any such taxes or duties are payable by Expert Ready, you must pay to Expert Ready the amount of such taxes or duties in addition to any fees owed under this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may have obtained an exemption from relevant taxes or duties as of the time such taxes or duties are levied or assessed. In that case, you will have the right to provide to Expert Ready any such exemption information, and Expert Ready will use reasonable efforts to provide such invoicing documents as may enable you to obtain a refund or credit for the amount so paid from any relevant revenue authority if such a refund or credit is available.
7.7. Future Functionality; Separate Purchases. You acknowledge that the Software and Additional Services referenced in an Order are being purchased separately from any of our other products or services. Payment obligations for any products or services are not contingent on the purchase or use of any of our other products (and for clarity, any purchases of Software and Additional Services are separate and not contingent on each other, even if listed on the same Order). You agree that your purchases are not contingent on the delivery of any future functionality or features (including future availability of any Software beyond the current License Term or any New Releases), or dependent on any oral or written public comments made by Expert Ready regarding future functionality or features.
8. No-Charge Software. We may offer certain Software (including some Expert Ready Apps) to you at no charge, including free accounts, trial use, and Beta Versions as defined below (collectively, “No-Charge Software”). Your use of No-Charge Software is subject to any additional terms that we specify and is only permitted during the License Term we designate (or, if not designated, until terminated in accordance with this Agreement). Except as otherwise set forth in this Section, the terms and conditions of this Agreement governing Software, including Section 3.2 (Restrictions), fully apply to No-Charge Software. We may terminate your right to use No-Charge Software at any time and for any reason in our sole discretion, without liability to you. You understand that any pre-release and beta versions of Software, and any pre-release and beta features within generally available Software, that we make available (collectively, “Beta Versions”) are still under development, may be inoperable or incomplete and are likely to contain more errors and bugs than generally available Software. We make no promises that any Beta Versions will ever be made generally available. In some circumstances, we may charge a fee in order to allow you to use Beta Versions, but the Beta Versions will still remain subject to this Section 8. All information regarding the characteristics, features or performance of any No-Charge Software (including Beta Versions) constitutes Expert Ready’s Confidential Information. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim all obligations or liabilities with respect to No-Charge Software, including any Support and Maintenance, warranty, and indemnity obligations. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS AGREEMENT, EXPERT READY’S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU IN RESPECT OF NO-CHARGE SOFTWARE WILL BE US$100.
9. Ownership and Feedback. The Software is made available on a limited license or access basis, and no ownership right is conveyed to you, irrespective of the use of terms such as “purchase” or “sale”. Expert Ready, LLC and its licensors have and retain all right, title and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to Expert Ready, LLC Technology (including the Software). From time to time, you may choose to submit Feedback to us. Expert Ready may in connection with any of its products or services freely use, copy, disclose, license, distribute and exploit any Feedback in any manner without any obligation, royalty or restriction based on intellectual property rights or otherwise. No Feedback will be considered your Confidential Information, and nothing in this Agreement limits Expert Ready’s right to independently use, develop, evaluate, or market products or services, whether incorporating Feedback or otherwise.
10. Confidentiality. Except as otherwise set forth in this Agreement, each party agrees that all code, inventions, know-how and business, technical and financial information disclosed to such party (“Receiving Party”) by the disclosing party (“Disclosing Party”) constitute the confidential property of the Disclosing Party (“Confidential Information”), provided that it is identified as confidential at the time of disclosure or should be reasonably known by the Receiving Party to be confidential or proprietary due to the nature of the information disclosed and the circumstances surrounding the disclosure. Any Expert Ready Technology and any performance information relating to the Software will be deemed Confidential Information of Expert Ready without any marking or further designation. Except as expressly authorized herein, the Receiving Party will (1) hold in confidence and not disclose any Confidential Information to third parties and (2) not use Confidential Information for any purpose other than fulfilling its obligations and exercising its rights under this Agreement. The Receiving Party may disclose Confidential Information to its employees, agents, contractors and other representatives having a legitimate need to know, provided that they are bound to confidentiality obligations no less protective of the Disclosing Party than this Section 12 and that the Receiving Party remains responsible for compliance by them with the terms of this Section 12. The Receiving Party's confidentiality obligations will not apply to information which the Receiving Party can document: (i) was rightfully in its possession or known to it prior to receipt of the Confidential Information; (ii) is or has become public knowledge through no fault of the Receiving Party; (iii) is rightfully obtained by the Receiving Party from a third party without breach of any confidentiality obligation; or (iv) is independently developed by employees of the Receiving Party who had no access to such information. The Receiving Party may also disclose Confidential Information if so required pursuant to a regulation, law or court order (but only to the minimum extent required to comply with such regulation or order and with advance notice to the Disclosing Party). The Receiving Party acknowledges that disclosure of Confidential Information would cause substantial harm for which damages alone would not be a sufficient remedy, and therefore that upon any such disclosure by the Receiving Party the Disclosing Party will be entitled to appropriate equitable relief in addition to whatever other remedies it might have at law.
11. Term and Termination
11.1. Term. This Agreement is effective as of the Effective Date and continues until termination of all License Terms.
11.2. Termination for Cause. Either party may terminate this Agreement (including all related Orders) if the other party (a) fails to cure any material breach of this Agreement within thirty (30) days after written notice; (b) ceases operation without a successor; or (c) seeks protection under any bankruptcy, receivership, trust deed, creditors’ arrangement, composition or comparable proceeding, or if any such proceeding is instituted against that party (and not dismissed within sixty (60) days thereafter).
11.3. Termination for Convenience. You may choose to stop using the Software and terminate this Agreement (including all Orders) at any time for any reason upon notice to Expert Ready, but, unless you are exercising your right to terminate early pursuant to Section 7.3 (Return Policy), upon any such termination (i) you will not be entitled to a refund of any pre-paid fees and (ii) if you have not already paid all applicable fees for the then-current License Term or related services period (as applicable), any such fees that are outstanding will become immediately due and payable.
11.4. Effects of Termination. Upon any expiration or termination of this Agreement, your license to the Software terminates (even if the License Term is identified as “perpetual” or if no expiration date is specified in your Order) and you must cease using and delete (or at our request, return) all Software and Confidential Information or other materials of Expert Ready in your possession, including on any third-party systems operated on your behalf. You will certify such deletion upon our request. If this Agreement is terminated by you in accordance with Section 11.2 (Termination for Cause), Expert Ready will refund you any prepaid Software fees covering the remainder of the then-current License Term after the effective date of termination. If this Agreement is terminated by Expert Ready in accordance with Section 11.2 (Termination for Cause), you will pay any unpaid fees covering the remainder of the then-current License Term after the effective date of termination. In no event will termination relieve you of its obligation to pay any fees payable to Expert Ready for the period prior to the effective date of termination. Except where an exclusive remedy may be specified in this Agreement, the exercise by either party of any remedy, including termination, will be without prejudice to any other remedies it may have under this Agreement, by law, or otherwise.
11.6. Survival. The following Sections will survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement: 3.2 (Restrictions), 3.8 (Indemnification by You), 4.1 (Third Party Products), 7.5 (Payment), 7.6 (Taxes), 8 (No-Charge Software) (disclaimers and use restrictions only), 9 (Ownership and Feedback), 10 (Confidentiality), 11 (Term and Termination), 12.3 (Warranty Disclaimer), 13 (Limitations of Liability), 14 (IP Indemnification by Expert Ready) (but solely with respect to claims arising from your use of the Software during the License Term), 16 (Dispute Resolution), 17 (Export Restrictions), and 20 (General Provisions).
12. Warranties and Disclaimer
12.1. General Warranties. Each party represents and warrants that it has the legal power and authority to enter into this Agreement. If you are an entity, you represent and warrant that this Agreement and each Order is entered into by an employee or agent of such entity with all necessary authority to bind such entity to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
12.2. Virus Warranty. Expert Ready further represents and warrants that it will take reasonable commercial efforts to ensure that the Software, in the form and when provided to you, will be free of any viruses, malware, or other harmful code. For any breach of the foregoing warranty, your sole and exclusive remedy, and Expert Ready’s sole obligation, is to provide a replacement copy of the Software promptly upon notice.
12.3. Warranty Disclaimer. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN SECTION 12.1 (GENERAL WARRANTIES) AND 12.2 (VIRUS WARRANTY), ALL SOFTWARE, SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE AND ANY ADDITIONAL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND EXPERT READY AND ITS SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, FUNCTIONALITY, OR MERCHANTABILITY, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY. EXPERT READY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS, SERVICE FAILURES OR OTHER PROBLEMS INHERENT IN USE OF THE INTERNET AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS OR OTHER SYSTEMS OUTSIDE THE REASONABLE CONTROL OF EXPERT READY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER EXPERT READY NOR ANY OF ITS THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE AS TO THE RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY SOFTWARE OR ANY CONTENT THEREIN OR GENERATED THEREWITH, OR THAT: (A) THE USE OF ANY SOFTWARE WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (B) THE SOFTWARE WILL OPERATE IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, SYSTEM, OR DATA; (C) THE SOFTWARE (OR ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SOFTWARE) WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS); (D) ERRORS OR DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR (E) EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN SECTION 12.2 (VIRUS WARRANTY), THE SOFTWARE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER STATUTORY RIGHTS, BUT THE DURATION OF STATUTORILY REQUIRED WARRANTIES, IF ANY, WILL BE LIMITED TO THE SHORTEST PERIOD PERMITTED BY LAW.
13. Limitations of Liability
13.1. Consequential Damages Waiver. EXCEPT FOR EXCLUDED CLAIMS (DEFINED BELOW), NEITHER PARTY (NOR ITS SUPPLIERS) WILL HAVE ANY LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, LOST OR INACCURATE DATA, LOST PROFITS, FAILURE OF SECURITY MECHANISMS, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, COSTS OF DELAY OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, RELIANCE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, EVEN IF INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES IN ADVANCE.
13.2. Liability Cap. EXCEPT FOR EXCLUDED CLAIMS, EACH PARTY’S AND ITS SUPPLIERS’ AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO THE OTHER ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID OR PAYABLE BY YOU TO US UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE CLAIM.
13.3. Excluded Claims. “Excluded Claims” means (1) amounts owed by you under any Orders, (2) either party’s express indemnification obligations in this Agreement, and (3) your breach of Section 3.2 (Restrictions) or of Section 2 (Combining the Products with Open Source Software) of Third Party Code in Expert Ready Products.
13.4. Nature of Claims and Failure of Essential Purpose. The parties agree that the waivers and limitations specified in this Section 13 (Limitations of Liability) apply regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise and will survive and apply even if any limited remedy specified in this Agreement is found to have failed of its essential purpose.
14. IP Indemnification by Expert Ready. We will defend you against any claim brought against you by a third party alleging that the Software, when used as authorized under this Agreement, infringes any third-party patent, copyright or trademark, or misappropriates any third-party trade secret enforceable in any jurisdiction that is a signatory to the Berne Convention (a “Claim”), and we will indemnify you and hold you harmless against any damages and costs finally awarded on the Claim by a court of competent jurisdiction or agreed to via settlement executed by Expert Ready (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), provided that we have received from you: (a) prompt written notice of the Claim (but in any event notice in sufficient time for us to respond without prejudice); (b) reasonable assistance in the defense and investigation of the Claim, including providing us a copy of the Claim, all relevant evidence in your possession, custody, or control, and cooperation with evidentiary discovery, litigation, and trial, including making witnesses within your employ or control available for testimony; and (c) the exclusive right to control and direct the investigation, defense, and settlement (if applicable) of the Claim. If your use of the Software is (or in our opinion is likely to be) enjoined, whether by court order or by settlement, or if we determine such actions are reasonably necessary to avoid material liability, we may, at our option and in our discretion: (i) procure the right or license for your continued use of the Software in accordance with this Agreement; (ii) substitute substantially functionally similar Software; or (iii) terminate your right to continue using the Software and refund any license fees pre-paid by you for use of the Software for the terminated portion of the applicable License Term or, in the case of any “perpetual” licenses, the license fee paid by you as reduced to reflect a three (3) year straight-line depreciation from the license purchase date. Expert Ready’s indemnification obligations above do not apply: (1) if the total aggregate fees received by Expert Ready with respect to your license to Software in the twelve (12) month period immediately preceding the Claim is less than US$50,000; (2) if the Software is modified by any party other than Expert Ready, but solely to the extent the alleged infringement is caused by such modification; (3) if the Software is used in combination with any non-Expert Ready product, software, service or equipment, but solely to the extent the alleged infringement is caused by such combination; (4) to unauthorized use of Software; (5) to any Claim arising as a result of (y) circumstances covered by your indemnification obligations in Section 3.8 (Indemnification by You) or (z) any third-party deliverables or components contained with the Software; (6) to any unsupported release of the Software; or (7) if you settle or make any admissions with respect to a Claim without Expert Ready’s prior written consent. THIS SECTION 14 STATES OUR SOLE LIABILITY AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SOFTWARE OR OTHER ITEMS PROVIDED BY EXPERT READY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.
15. Publicity Rights. We may identify you as an Expert Ready customer in our promotional materials. We will promptly stop doing so upon your request sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
16. Dispute Resolution
16.1. Informal Resolution. In the event of any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, the parties will consult and negotiate with each other and, recognizing their mutual interests, attempt to reach a solution satisfactory to both parties. If the parties do not reach settlement within a period of sixty (60) days, either party may pursue relief as may be available under this Agreement pursuant to Section 16.2 (Governing Law; Jurisdiction). All negotiations pursuant to this Section 16.1 will be confidential and treated as compromise and settlement negotiations for purposes of all rules and codes of evidence of applicable legislation and jurisdictions.
16.2. Governing Law; Jurisdiction. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the applicable laws of the State of Oklahoma, USA, without giving effect to the principles of that State relating to conflicts of laws. Each party irrevocably agrees that any legal action, suit or proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement must be brought solely and exclusively in, and will be subject to the service of process and other applicable procedural rules of Arbitration in conformance with Oklahoma Arbitration Act and Federal Arbitration Act to be conducted by an Arbitrator approved by the American Arbitration Association and using the Rules and Procedures of the American Arbitration Association. In any action or proceeding to enforce a party’s rights under this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover its reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees.
16.3. Injunctive Relief; Enforcement. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 16.1 (Informal Resolution) and Section 16.2 (Governing Law; Jurisdiction), nothing in this Agreement will prevent Expert Ready from seeking injunctive relief with respect to a violation of intellectual property rights, to force Arbitration, to enforce an Arbitration decision, confidentiality obligations or enforcement or recognition of any award or order in any appropriate jurisdiction.
16.4. Exclusion of UN Convention and UCITA. The terms of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the Sale of Goods do not apply to this Agreement. The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) will not apply to this Agreement regardless of when or where adopted.
17. Export Restrictions. The Software is subject to export restrictions by the United States government and may be subject to import restrictions by certain foreign governments, and you agree to comply with all applicable export and import laws and regulations in your download of, access to, and use of the Software. You shall not (and shall not allow any third-party to) remove or export from the United States or allow the export or re-export of any part of the Software or any direct product thereof: (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any embargoed or terrorist-supporting country; (b) to anyone on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Denied Persons, Entity, or Unverified Lists or the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals and Consolidated Sanctions list (collectively, “Prohibited Persons”); (c) to any country to which such export or re-export is restricted or prohibited, or as to which the United States government or any agency thereof requires an export license or other governmental approval at the time of export or re-export without first obtaining such license or approval; or (d) otherwise in violation of any export or import restrictions, laws or regulations of any United States or foreign agency or authority. You represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such prohibited country. You also certify that you are not a Prohibited Person nor owned, controlled by, or acting on behalf of a Prohibited Person. You agree not to use or provide the Software for any prohibited end use, including to support any nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons proliferation, or missile technology, without the prior permission of the United States government.
18. Third Party Code. The Software may include code and libraries licensed to us by third parties, including open source software.
19. Changes to this Agreement.
19.1. Modifications Generally. We may modify the terms and conditions of this Agreement (including Expert Ready Policies) from time to time, with notice given to you by email, through the Software or through our website. Together with notice, we will specify the effective date of the modifications.
No-Charge Software: You must accept the modifications to continue using the No-Charge Software. If you object to the modifications, your exclusive remedy is to cease using the No-Charge Software.
Paid Licenses: Typically, when we make modifications to the main body of this Agreement (excluding the Expert Ready Policies), the modifications will take effect at the next renewal of your License Term and will automatically apply as of the renewal date unless you elect not to renew pursuant to Section 7.1 (License Term and Renewals). In some cases – e.g., to address compliance with Laws, or as necessary for new features – we may specify that such modifications become effective during your then-current License Term. If the effective date of such modifications is during your then-current License Term and you object to the modifications, then (as your exclusive remedy) you may terminate your affected Orders upon notice to us, and we will refund to you any fees you have pre-paid for use of the affected Software for the terminated portion of the applicable License Term. To exercise this right, you must provide us with notice of your objection and termination within thirty (30) days of us providing notice of the modifications. For the avoidance of doubt, any Order is subject to the version of this Agreement in effect at the time of the Order.
Expert Ready Policies: Our products and business are constantly evolving, and we may modify the Expert Ready Policies from time to time, including during your then-current License Term in order to respond to changes in our products, our business, or Laws. In this case, unless required by Laws, we agree not to make modifications to the Expert Ready Policies that, considered as a whole, would substantially diminish our obligations during your then-current License Term. Modifications to the Expert Ready Policies will take effect automatically as of the effective date specified for the updated policies.
20. General Provisions
20.1. Notices. Any notice under this Agreement must be given in writing. We may provide notice to you via email or through your account. You agree that any such electronic communication will satisfy any applicable legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing. Our notices to you will be deemed given upon the first business day after we send it. You will provide notice to us by post to Expert Ready LLC., 6219 S. 29th W. Ave, Tulsa, OK 74132, Attn: General Counsel. Your notices to us will be deemed given upon our receipt.
20.2. Force Majeure. Neither party will be liable to the other for any delay or failure to perform any obligation under this Agreement (except for a failure to pay fees) if the delay or failure is due to events which are beyond the reasonable control of such party, such as a strike, blockade, war, act of terrorism, riot, natural disaster, viral outbreaks, bacterial outbreaks, any other epidemic or pandemic events, failure or diminishment of power or telecommunications or data networks or services, or refusal of a license by a government agency.
20.3. Assignment. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement without our prior written consent. As an exception to the foregoing, you may assign this Agreement in its entirety (including all Orders) to your successor resulting from your merger, acquisition, or sale of all or substantially all of your assets or voting securities, provided that you provide us with prompt written notice of the assignment and the assignee agrees in writing to assume all of your obligations under this Agreement. Any attempt by you to transfer or assign this Agreement except as expressly authorized above will be null and void. We may assign our rights and obligations under this Agreement (in whole or in part) without your consent. We may also permit our Affiliates, agents and contractors to exercise our rights or perform our obligations under this Agreement, in which case we will remain responsible for their compliance with this Agreement. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement will insure the parties’ permitted successors and assigns.
20.4. Government End Users. Any United States federal, state, or local government customers are subject to the Government Amendment in addition to this Agreement.
20.5. Entire Agreement. This Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Expert Ready relating to the Software and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous oral or written communications, proposals and representations between you and Expert Ready with respect to the Software or any other subject matter covered by this Agreement. No provision of any purchase order or other business form employed by you will supersede or supplement the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and any such document relating to this Agreement will be for administrative purposes only and will have no legal effect.
20.6. Conflicts. In event of any conflict between the main body of this Agreement and either the Expert Ready Policies or Product-Specific Terms, the Expert Ready Policies or Product-Specific Terms (as applicable) will control with respect to their subject matter.
20.7. Waivers; Modifications. No failure or delay by the injured party to this Agreement in exercising any right, power or privilege hereunder will operate as a waiver thereof, nor will any single or partial exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any right, power or privilege hereunder at law or equity. Except as set forth in Section 21 (Changes to this Agreement), any amendments or modifications to this Agreement must be executed in writing by the authorized representatives of Expert Ready and you.
20.8. Interpretation. As used herein, “including” (and its variants) means “including without limitation” (and its variants). Headings are for convenience only. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be void, invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will continue in full force and effect.
20.9. Independent Contractors. The parties are independent contractors. This Agreement will not be construed as constituting either party as a partner of the other or to create any other form of legal association that would give either party the express or implied right, power or authority to create any duty or obligation of the other party.
21. Definitions. Certain capitalized terms are defined in this Section 21, and others are defined contextually in this Agreement.
“Additional Services” means Technical Account Manager (“TAM”) services, Support and Maintenance or other services related to the Software provided to you by Expert Ready, as identified in an Order.
“Affiliate” means an entity which, directly or indirectly, owns or controls, is owned or is controlled by or is under common ownership or control with a party, where “control” means the power to direct the management or affairs of an entity, and “ownership” means the beneficial ownership of greater than 50% of the voting equity securities or other equivalent voting interests of the entity.
“Authorized Users” means the specific individuals whom you designate to use the applicable Software and for whom you have paid the required fees. Authorized Users may be your or your Affiliates’ employees, representatives, consultants, contractors, agents or other third parties who are acting for your or your Affiliates’ benefit or on your or your Affiliates’ behalf. Authorized Users also include any Secondary Users that you permit to use the Software, subject to Section 2.3 (Secondary Users).
“Documentation” means our standard published documentation for the Software, currently located here.
“Feedback” means comments, questions, ideas, suggestions or other feedback relating to the Software, Support and Maintenance or Additional Services.
“Laws” means all applicable local, state, federal and international laws, regulations and conventions, including those related to data privacy and data transfer, international communications and the exportation of technical or personal data.
“License Term” means your permitted license term for the Software, as set forth in an Order.
“New Releases” means any bug fixes, patches, major or minor releases, or any other changes, enhancements, or modifications to the Software that Expert Ready makes available to you as part of Support and Maintenance.
“Order” means Expert Ready’s applicable ordering documentation or other purchase flow referencing this Agreement. Orders may include purchases of Software licenses, Support and Maintenance, Additional Services, increased or upgraded Scope of Use or renewals.
“Product-Specific Terms” means additional terms that apply to certain Software and Additional Services, currently located here.
“Scope of Use” means your authorized scope of use for the Software as specified in the applicable Order, which may include: (a) number and type of Authorized Users, (b) numbers of licenses, copies or instances, or (c) entity, division, business unit, website, field of use or other restrictions or billable units.
“Software” means Expert Ready’s commercially available downloadable software products (currently designated as “Server” or “Data Center” deployments), including mobile applications of such products. Your Order will specify the Software that you may use.
“Support and Maintenance” means Expert Ready’s support and maintenance services for the Software, as further described in the Expert Ready Support Policy and Enterprise Support and Services Policy (if applicable). Your level of Support and Maintenance will be specified in your Order.
“Training” means Expert Ready-provided training and certification services.