Last updated: Aug 26, 2021
WHEREAS, these Terms are binding on You in connection with any use of the Software or Documentation or any other service, obligation, or deliverable provided by Licensor, except to the extent agreed to subsequently in writing between the Parties that supersedes these specific Terms.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants, terms, and conditions set forth herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Parties agree as follows:
ARTICLE 1 – DEFINITION
- ”Acceptance Criteria” means the specifications and Documentation provided by Licensor and any other requirements set forth in this Agreement.
- “Action” means any claim, action, cause of action, demand, lawsuit, arbitration, inquiry, audit, notice of violation, proceeding, litigation, citation, summons, subpoena, or investigation of any nature, civil, criminal, administrative, regulatory, or other, whether at law, in equity, or otherwise.
- “Affiliate” of a Person means any other person that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, such Person. The term “control” (including the terms “controlled by” and “under common control with”) means the direct or indirect power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract, or otherwise/ownership of more than 50 % of the voting securities of a Person.
- “Authorized User” means only the number of Licensee’s employees, agents, contractors, or advisors for which Licensee has purchased the Software, as set forth in Article II.
- “Business Day” means a day other than a Saturday, Sunday, or other day on which commercial banks in Dallas, Texas are authorized or required by law to be closed for business.
- “Confidential Information” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.1.
- “Documentation” means Licensor’s help screens, help videos, and user guides relating to the Flowtrac Software available in the Licensee’s production copy of Flowtrac, that Licensor provides or makes available to Licensee in any form or medium which describes the functionality, components, features, or requirements of the Software, including any aspect of the installation, configuration, integration, operation, or use of the Software.
- “Software Proposal” means the written Proposal that was submitted by email to the Licensee for the software licenses from which the sales order of the software originated.
- “Effective Date” has the meaning set forth in the preamble.
- “Intellectual Property Rights” means any and all registered and unregistered rights granted, applied for, or otherwise now or hereafter in existence under or related to any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, database protection, or other intellectual property rights laws, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection, in any part of the world.
- “Maintenance Release” means any update, upgrade, release, or other adaptation or modification of the Software, including any updated Documentation, that Licensor may provide to Licensee from time to time during the Term, which may contain, among other things, error corrections, enhancements, improvements, or other changes to the user interface, functionality, compatibility, capabilities, performance, efficiency, or quality of the Software, but does not include any New Version.
- “New Version” means any new version of the Software that Licensor may from time to time introduce and market generally as a distinct licensed product (as may be indicated by Licensor’s designation of a new version number), and which Licensor may make available to Licensee at an additional cost under a separate written agreement.
- “Open Source Components” means any software component that is subject to any open source license agreement, including any software available under the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL), GNU General Public License (GPL), GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), Mozilla Public License (MPL), Apache License, BSD licenses, or any other license that is approved by the Open Source Initiative.
- “Open Source License” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.3.
- “Permitted Use” means use of the Software by an Authorized User for the benefit of Licensee in the ordinary course of its internal business operations/purpose.
- “Person” means an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability entity, governmental authority, unincorporated organization, trust, association, or other entity.
- “Software” means the executable, object code version, and related files and images of the Flowtrac software application current version and any Maintenance Releases provided to Licensee pursuant to this Agreement.
- “Third-Party Materials” means materials and information, in any form or medium, that are not proprietary to Licensor, including any third-party: (a) documents, data, content or specifications; (b) Open Source Components or other software, hardware or other products, facilities, equipment or devices; and (c) accessories, components, parts or features of any of the foregoing.
ARTICLE 2 – LICENSE
2.1 License Grant. Subject to and conditioned on Licensee’s payment of Fees and compliance with all other terms and conditions of this Agreement, Licensor hereby grants to Licensee a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and non-transferable (except in compliance with Section 14.6) license to use the Software and Documentation on a single server solely for the Permitted Use during the Term.
2.2 Scope of Licensed Access and Use. Licensee may install, use, and run one copy of the Software on up to ONE Server at a time/on Licensee’s local network, Licensee’s cloud server, or Flowtrac hosted cloud server for use by up to the number of User(s) Licenses purchased in Exhibit A. Licensee may order additional NAMED User Licenses in the future only if Licensee’s has no outstanding past due invoice with Licensor. Licensee may mark Named Users INACTIVE at anytime and thereby allow for additional creation of new NAMED Users. The total number of Authorized Users shall not exceed the number set forth under this Agreement, except as expressly agreed to in writing by the Parties and subject to any appropriate adjustment of the license fees payable hereunder. Licensee may make ONE copy of the Software solely for testing, disaster recovery, or archival purposes. Any copy of the Software made by Licensee: (a) will remain the exclusive property of Licensor; (b) be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement; and (c) must include all copyright or other Intellectual Property Rights notices contained in the original.
2.3 Open Source Licenses. The Software includes Open Source Components licensed under PostgreSQL, PHP, BIRT, and JAVA. A copy of which can be found at each component’s URL. Any use of the Open Source Components by Licensee is governed by, and subject to, the terms and conditions of the Open Source License(s).
2.4 Security Measures. The Software may contain technological measures designed to prevent unauthorized or illegal use of the Software. Licensee acknowledges and agrees that: (a) Licensor may use these and other lawful measures to verify Licensee’s compliance with the terms of this Agreement and enforce Licensor’s rights, including all Intellectual Property Rights, in and to the Software; (b) Licensor may deny any individual access to and/or use of the Software if Licensor, in its sole discretion, believes that person’s use of the Software would violate any provision of this Agreement, regardless of whether Licensee designated that person as an Authorized User; and (c) Licensor and its Representatives may collect, maintain, process and use diagnostic, technical, usage and related information, including information about Licensee’s computers, systems and software, that Licensor may gather periodically to improve the performance of the Software or develop Maintenance Releases.
ARTICLE 3 – LICENSE RESTRICTIONS
3.1 License Restrictions. Except as this Agreement expressly permits, and subject to Section 2.3 with respect to Open Source Components, Licensee shall not, and shall not permit any other Person to:
(a) copy the Software, in whole or in part;
(b) modify, correct, adapt, translate, enhance, or otherwise prepare derivative works or improvements of any Software;
(c) rent, lease, lend, sell, sublicense, assign, distribute, publish, transfer, or otherwise make available the Software to any third party;
(d) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, decode, or adapt the Software, or otherwise attempt to derive or gain access to the source code of the Software, in whole or in part;
(e) bypass or breach any security device or protection used for or contained in the Software or Documentation;
(f) remove, delete, efface, alter, obscure, translate, combine, supplement, or otherwise change any trademarks, terms of the Documentation, warranties, disclaimers, or Intellectual Property Rights, proprietary rights or other symbols, notices, marks, or serial numbers on or relating to any copy of the Software or Documentation;
(g) use the Software in any manner or for any purpose that infringes, misappropriates, or otherwise violates any Intellectual Property Right or other right of any Person, or that violates any applicable law, rule or regulation;
(h) use the Software for purposes of: (i) benchmarking or competitive analysis of the Software; (ii) developing, using or providing a competing software product or service; or (iii) any other purpose that is to Licensor’s detriment or commercial disadvantage;
(i) use the Software in or in connection with the design, construction, maintenance, operation, or use of any hazardous environments, systems, or applications, any safety response systems or other safety-critical applications, or any other use or application in which the use or failure of the Software could lead to personal injury or severe physical or property damage; or
(j) use (i) the Software or available Documentation other than for the Permitted Use or in any manner or for any purpose or application not expressly permitted by this Agreement or (ii) any Open Source Components in any manner or for any purpose or application not expressly permitted by the controlling Open Source License.
ARTICLE 4 – DELIVERY
4.1 Delivery. Licensor shall install one copy of the Software on the Licensee’s production environment within 3 days of date designated and accepted by both parties. The Licensee may choose for the production environment to be a Licensee local server, Licensee hosted server, or Licensor’s hosted server.
ARTICLE 5 – MAINTENANCE
5.1 Maintenance Releases. During the Term, Licensor will provide Licensee with all Maintenance Releases that Licensor may, in its sole discretion, make generally available to its licensees at no additional charge. All Maintenance Releases provided by Licensor to Licensee are deemed Software. Licensee will install all Maintenance Releases as soon as practicable after receipt. Licensee does not have any right hereunder to receive any New Versions of the Software that Licensor may, in its sole discretion, release from time to time. Licensee may license any New Version at Licensor’s then-current list price and subject to a separate license agreement, provided that Licensee is in compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
ARTICLE 6 – FEES AND PAYMENT
6.1 License Fees. Licensee shall pay Licensor the license fees set forth in the invoice and the terms of this Section 6. The Parties agree Licensor’s fees or rates may change upon no less than 60-day’s prior written notice from Licensor. Licensor may charge for the preparation or negotiation of any statement of work, agreement, or any other documentation setting forth terms or conditions separate than this Terms where the preparation or negotiation takes more than an hour of work.
6.2 Taxes. All Fees and other amounts payable by Licensee under this Agreement are exclusive of taxes and similar assessments. Without limiting the foregoing, Licensee is responsible for all sales, use, and excise taxes, and any other similar taxes, duties, and charges of any kind imposed by any federal, state, or local governmental or regulatory authority on any amounts payable by Licensee hereunder, other than any taxes imposed on Licensor’s income.
6.3 Payment. Licensee shall pay all license fees/amounts due and owing under this Agreement on or before the payment due date set forth in the invoice. Licensee shall make all payments hereunder in US dollars to the address or account specified in the invoice or such other address or account as Licensor may specify in writing from time to time.
6.4 Late Payment. If Licensee fails to make any payment when due then, in addition to all other remedies that may be available to Licensor:
(a) Licensor may charge interest on the past due amount at the rate of 1.5% per month calculated daily and compounded monthly or, if lower, the highest rate permitted under applicable law;
(b) Licensee shall reimburse Licensor for all costs incurred by Licensor in collecting any late payment of amounts due or related interest, including attorneys’ fees, court costs, and collection agency fees; and
(c) if such failure continues for thirty (30) days following written notice thereof, Licensor may: (i) disable Licensee’s use of the Software (including by means of a disabling code, technology or device); (ii) withhold, suspend or revoke its grant of a license hereunder; and/or (iii) terminate this Agreement under Section 13.3.
6.5 No Deductions or Setoffs. All amounts payable to Licensor under this Agreement shall be paid by Licensee to Licensor in full without any setoff, recoupment, counterclaim, deduction, debit or withholding for any reason (other than any deduction or withholding of tax as may be required by applicable law).
ARTICLE 7 – AUDITS
7.1 Audit Procedure. Licensor or its nominee (including its accountants and auditors) may with reasonable advance written notice, inspect and audit Licensee’s use of the Software under this Agreement at any time during the Term, in a manner that does not unreasonably interfere with Licensee’s business operations. Licensee shall make available all such books, records, equipment, information, and personnel, and provide all such cooperation and assistance, as may reasonably be requested by or on behalf of Licensor with respect to such audit. Licensor shall only examine information directly related to Licensee’s use of the Software.
7.2 Cost and Results of Audit. If the audit determines that Licensee’s use of the Software exceeded the usage permitted by this Agreement, Licensee shall pay to Licensor all amounts due for such excess use of the Software, plus interest on such amounts, as calculated pursuant to Section 6.4(a). If the audit determines that such excess use equals or exceeds 30% of Licensee’s permitted level of use, Licensee shall also pay to Licensor all reasonable costs incurred by Licensor in conducting the audit. Licensee shall make all payments required under this Section 7.2 within ninety (90) days of the date of written notification of the audit results.
ARTICLE 8 – CONFIDENTIALITY
8.1 Confidential Information. In connection with this Agreement, each Party (the “Disclosing Party”) may disclose or make available Confidential Information to the other Party (the “Receiving Party”). Subject to Section 8.2, “Confidential Information” means information in any form or medium (whether oral, written, electronic, or other) that the Disclosing Party considers confidential or proprietary, including information consisting of or relating to the Disclosing Party’s technology, trade secrets, know-how, business operations, plans, strategies, customers, and pricing, and information with respect to which the Disclosing Party has contractual or other confidentiality obligations, whether or not marked, designated, or otherwise identified as “confidential.” Without limiting the foregoing: (a) the Software and Documentation are the Confidential Information of Licensor; and (b) the financial terms of this Agreement are the Confidential Information of Licensor.
8.2 Exclusions. Confidential Information does not include information that the Receiving Party can demonstrate by written or other documentary records: (a) was rightfully known to the Receiving Party without restriction on use or disclosure prior to such information being disclosed or made available to the Receiving Party in connection with this Agreement; (b) was or becomes generally known by the public other than by the Receiving Party’s or any of its Representatives’ noncompliance with this Agreement; (c) was or is received by the Receiving Party on a non-confidential basis from a third party that was not or is not, at the time of such receipt, under any obligation to maintain its confidentiality; or (d) the Receiving Party can demonstrate by written or other documentary records was or is independently developed by the Receiving Party without reference to or use of any Confidential Information.
8.3 Protection of Confidential Information. As a condition to being provided with any disclosure of or access to Confidential Information, the Receiving Party shall:
(a) not access or use Confidential Information other than as necessary to exercise its rights or perform its obligations under and in accordance with this Agreement;
(b) except as may be permitted under the terms and conditions of Section 8.4, not disclose or permit access to Confidential Information other than to its Representatives who: (i) need to know such Confidential Information for purposes of the Receiving Party’s exercise of its rights or performance of its obligations under and in accordance with this Agreement; (ii) have been informed of the confidential nature of the Confidential Information and the Receiving Party’s obligations under this Section 8; and (iii) are bound by confidentiality and restricted use obligations at least as protective of the Confidential Information as the terms set forth in this Section 8;
(c) safeguard the Confidential Information from unauthorized use, access or disclosure using at least the degree of care it uses to protect its similarly sensitive information and in no event less than a reasonable degree of care; and
(d) ensure its Representatives’ compliance with, and be responsible and liable for any of its Representatives’ non-compliance with, the terms of this Section 8.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Agreement, the Receiving Party’s obligations under this Section 8 with respect to any Confidential Information that constitutes a trade secret under any applicable law will continue until such time, if ever, as such Confidential Information ceases to qualify for trade secret protection under one or more such applicable laws other than as a result of any act or omission of the Receiving Party or any of its Representatives.
8.4 Compelled Disclosures. If the Receiving Party or any of its Representatives is compelled by applicable law to disclose any Confidential Information then, to the extent permitted by applicable law or court having applicable authority, the Receiving Party will: (a) promptly, and prior to such disclosure, notify the Disclosing Party in writing of such requirement so that the Disclosing Party can seek a protective order or other remedy or waive its rights under Section 8.3; and (b) provide reasonable assistance to the Disclosing Party as it opposes such disclosure or seeking of a protective order or other limitations on disclosure. If the Disclosing Party waives compliance or, after providing the notice and assistance required under this Section 8.4, the Receiving Party remains required by law or court having applicable authority to disclose any Confidential Information, the Receiving Party will disclose only that portion of the Confidential Information that the Receiving Party is legally required to disclose and, on the Disclosing Party’s request, will use commercially reasonable efforts to seek assurances from the applicable court or other presiding authority that such Confidential Information will be afforded confidential treatment.
ARTICLE 9 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
9.1 Intellectual Property Ownership. Licensee acknowledges and agrees that:
(a) the Software and Documentation are licensed, not sold, to Licensee by Licensor and Licensee does not have under or in connection with this Agreement any ownership interest in the Software or Documentation, or in any related Intellectual Property Rights; All Software and Documentation remain the property of Licensor .
(b) Licensor is the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in and to the Software and Documentation, including all Intellectual Property Rights relating thereto, subject only to the rights of third parties in Open Source Components and the limited license granted to Licensee under this Agreement; and
(c) Licensee hereby unconditionally and irrevocably assigns to Licensor, its entire right, title and interest in and to any Intellectual Property Rights that Licensee may now or hereafter have in or relating to the Software or Documentation (including any rights in derivative works or patent improvements relating to either of them), whether held or acquired by operation of law, contract, assignment or otherwise.
(d) Any software modification or custom development provided by Licensor for Licensee does not change or have any effect to the Licensor’s sole ownership of the Intellectual property. Software modification or custom development provided by the Licensor is not “Work for Hire”.
9.2 Licensee Cooperation and Notice of Infringement. Licensee shall, during the Term:
(a) safeguard the Software and Documentation (including all copies thereof) from infringement, misappropriation, theft, misuse (including non-Permitted Use), or unauthorized access;
(b) at Licensor’s expense, take all such steps as Licensor may reasonably require to assist Licensor in maintaining the validity, enforceability and Licensor’s ownership of the Intellectual Property Rights in the Software and Documentation;
(c) on Licensor’s reasonable request, Licensee shall execute and deliver all such documents and instruments, and take all such further actions, as may be necessary to give full effect to this Agreement.
(d) promptly notify Licensor in writing if Licensee becomes aware of: (i) any actual or suspected infringement, misappropriation or other violation of Licensor’s Intellectual Property Rights in or relating to the Software or Documentation; (ii) a non-Permitted Use; or (iii) any claim that the Software or Documentation, including any production, use, marketing, sale or other disposition of the Software or Documentation, in whole or in part, infringes, misappropriates or otherwise violates the Intellectual Property Rights or other rights of any Person; and
(e) fully cooperate with and assist Licensor in all reasonable ways in the conduct of any Action by Licensor to prevent or abate any actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of Licensor’s rights in, and to attempt to resolve any Actions relating to, the Software or Documentation, including having Licensee’s employees testify when requested and making available for discovery or trial relevant records, papers, information, samples, specimens and the like.
9.3 No Implied Rights. Except for the limited rights and licenses expressly granted under this Agreement, nothing in this Agreement grants, by implication, waiver, estoppel or otherwise, to Licensee or any third party any Intellectual Property Rights or other right, title, or interest in or to any of the Software or Documentation.
ARTICLE 10 – REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
10.1 Mutual Representations and Warranties. Each Party represents, warrants and covenants to the other Party that:
(a) it is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing as a corporation or other entity under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or other organization;
(b) it has the full right, power and authority to enter into and perform its obligations and grant the rights, licenses and authorizations it grants and is required to grant under this Agreement;
(c) the execution of this Agreement by its representative whose signature is set forth at the end of this Agreement has been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or organizational action of such Party; and
(d) when executed and delivered by both Parties, this Agreement will constitute the legal, valid and binding obligation of such Party, enforceable against such Party in accordance with its terms.
10.2 DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. ALL LICENSED SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTATION AND OTHER PRODUCTS, INFORMATION, MATERIALS AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY LICENSOR ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” LICENSOR SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ALL WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, LICENSOR MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND THAT THE LICENSED SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR RESULTS OF THE USE THEREOF, WILL MEET LICENSEE’S OR OTHER PERSONS’ REQUIREMENTS, OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, ACHIEVE ANY INTENDED RESULT, BE COMPATIBLE OR WORK WITH ANY SOFTWARE, SYSTEMS, OR OTHER SERVICES, OR BE SECURE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, FREE OF HARMFUL CODE OR ERROR FREE. ALL OPEN SOURCE COMPONENTS AND OTHER THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF OR CONCERNING ANY OF THEM IS STRICTLY BETWEEN LICENSEE AND THE THIRD-PARTY OWNER OR DISTRIBUTOR OF SUCH OPEN SOURCE COMPONENTS AND THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS.
ARTICLE 11 – INDEMNIFICATION
11.1 Licensor Indemnification. Licensor shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Licensee from and against any and all Losses incurred by Licensee resulting from any Action by an unaffiliated third party that the Software or Documentation, or any use of the Software or Documentation in accordance with this Agreement, infringes or misappropriates such unaffiliated third party’s US Intellectual Property Rights. This Section 11.1 does not apply to the extent that the alleged infringement arises from:
(a) Open Source Components or other Third-Party Materials;
(b) combination, operation, or use of the Software in or with, any technology (including any software, hardware, firmware, system or network) or service not provided by Licensor or specified for Licensee’s use in the Documentation, unless otherwise expressly permitted by Licensor in writing;
(c) modification of the Software other than: (i) by Licensor in connection with this Agreement; or (ii) with Licensor’s express written authorization and in strict accordance with Licensor’s written directions and specifications;
(d) use of any version of the Software other than the most current version or failure to timely implement any Maintenance Release, modification, update or replacement of the Software made available to Licensee by Licensor;
(e) use of the Software after Licensor’s notice to Licensee of such activity’s alleged or actual infringement, misappropriation or other violation of a third party’s rights;
(f) negligence, abuse, misapplication, or misuse (including non-Permitted Use) of the Software or Documentation by or on behalf of Licensee, Licensee’s Representatives, or a third party;
(g) use of the Software or Documentation by or on behalf of Licensee that is outside the purpose, scope, or manner of use authorized by this Agreement or in any manner contrary to Licensor’s instructions;
(h) events or circumstances outside of Licensor’s commercially reasonable control (including any third-party hardware, software, or system bugs, defects, or malfunctions); or
(i) Third-Party Claims or Losses for which Licensee is obligated to indemnify Licensor pursuant to Section 12.2.
11.2 Licensee Indemnification. Licensee shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Licensor and its officers, directors, employees, agents, subcontractors, successors and permitted assigns (each, a “Licensor Indemnitee”) from and against any and all Losses incurred by Licensor and/or the Licensor Indemnitee resulting from any Action by a third party:
(a) that any Intellectual Property Rights or other right of any Person, or any law, is or will be infringed, misappropriated, or otherwise violated by any:
(i) use or combination of the Software by or on behalf of Licensee or any of its Representatives with any hardware, software, system, network, service, or other matter whatsoever that is neither provided by Licensor nor authorized by Licensor in this Agreement and the Documentation or otherwise in writing; and
(ii) information, materials, or technology directly or indirectly provided by Licensee or directed by Licensee to be installed, combined, integrated, or used with, as part of, or in connection with the Software or Documentation;
(b) relating to facts that, if true, would constitute a breach by Licensee of any representation, warranty, covenant, or obligation under this Agreement;
(c) relating to negligence, abuse, misapplication, misuse or more culpable act or omission (including recklessness or willful misconduct) by or on behalf of Licensee or any of its Representatives with respect to the Software or Documentation or otherwise in connection with this Agreement; or
(d) relating to use of the Software or Documentation by or on behalf of Licensee or any of its Representatives that is outside the purpose, scope or manner of use authorized by this Agreement or the Documentation, or in any manner contrary to Licensor’s instructions.
11.3 Indemnification Procedure. Each Party shall promptly notify the other Party in writing of any Action for which such Party believes it is entitled to be indemnified pursuant to Section 11.1 or Section 11.2. The Party seeking indemnification (the “Indemnitee”) shall cooperate with the other Party (the “Indemnitor”) at the Indemnitor’s sole cost and expense. The Indemnitor shall promptly assume control of the defense and investigation of such Action and shall employ counsel of its choice to handle and defend the same, at the Indemnitor’s sole cost and expense. The Indemnitee may participate in and observe the proceedings at its own cost and expense with counsel of its own choosing. The Indemnitor shall not settle any Action on any terms or in any manner that adversely affects the rights of any Indemnitee without the Indemnitee’s prior written consent, which shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed. The Indemnitor’s failure to perform any obligations under this Section 11.3 will relieve the Indemnitee of its obligations under this Section 11.
11.4 Sole Remedy. THIS ARTICLE 11 SETS FORTH LICENSEE’S SOLE REMEDIES AND LICENSOR’S SOLE LIABILITY AND OBLIGATION FOR ANY ACTUAL, THREATENED, OR ALLEGED CLAIMS THAT THE SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION OR ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT INFRINGES, MISAPPROPRIATES, OR OTHERWISE VIOLATES ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY.
ARTICLE 12 – LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
12.1 EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL LICENSOR, OR ANY OF ITS LICENSORS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, LICENSOR INDEMNITEES, SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR ITS SUBJECT MATTER UNDER ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, AND OTHERWISE, FOR ANY (a) INCREASED COSTS, DIMINUTION IN VALUE OR LOST BUSINESS, PRODUCTION, REVENUES OR PROFITS, (b) LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, (c) USE, INABILITY TO USE, LOSS, INTERRUPTION, DELAY OR RECOVERY OF ANY LICENSED SOFTWARE OR OPEN SOURCE COMPONENTS OR OTHER THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS, (d) LOSS, DAMAGE, CORRUPTION, OR RECOVERY OF DATA, OR BREACH OF DATA OR SYSTEM SECURITY, (e) COST OF OR THE REPLACEMENT OF ANY GOODS OR SERVICES, OR (f) CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, ENHANCED, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, IN EACH CASE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH PERSONS WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES OR SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES WERE OTHERWISE FORESEEABLE, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ANY AGREED OR OTHER REMEDY OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
12.2 CAP ON MONETARY LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF LICENSOR AND ITS LICENSORS, LICENSOR INDEMNITEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER ARISING UNDER OR RELATED TO BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNTS PAID TO LICENSOR UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IN THE THREE MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS APPLY EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
13.1 Term. The initial term of this Agreement commences as of the Effective Date and continues in effect until otherwise terminated (the “Term”).
13.2 Termination. This Agreement may be terminated at any time:
(a) by Licensor, effective on written notice to Licensee, if Licensee fails to pay any amount when due under this Agreement, where such failure continues more than 30 days after Licensor’s delivery of written notice thereof (”Payment Failure”);
(b) by either Party, with 60-day’s prior written notice to the other Party;
(c) by Licensor, effective immediately, if the Licensee: (i) is dissolved or liquidated or takes any corporate action for such purpose; (ii) becomes insolvent or is generally unable to pay its debts as they become due; (iii) becomes the subject of any voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy proceeding under any domestic or foreign bankruptcy or insolvency law; (iv) makes or seeks to make a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or (v) applies for, or consents to, the appointment of a trustee, receiver or custodian for a substantial part of its property.
13.3 Effect of Termination or Expiration.
(a) On termination of a statement of work, agreement, or any other documentation setting forth terms or conditions separate than this Terms, or this Agreement:
- all rights, licenses and authorizations granted to licensee hereunder will immediately terminate and Licensee will (A) immediately cease all use of and other activities with respect to the Software and Documentation; (B) within thirty (30) days deliver to Licensor, or at Licensor’s written request destroy, and permanently erase from all devices and systems Licensee directly or indirectly controls, the Software, the Documentation and the Licensor’s Confidential Information, including all documents, files, and tangible materials (and any partial and complete copies) containing, reflecting, incorporating, or based on any of the foregoing, whether or not modified or merged into other materials; and (C) certify to Licensor in a signed written instrument that it has complied with the requirements of this Section 13.3;
- Licensee shall have retrieved all its data, documents, and files from Licensor, and Licensor shall not be under any obligation to retain any Licensee data after termination; and
(b) all amounts payable by Licensee to Licensor of any kind are immediately payable and due no later than fifteen days after the effective date of this Agreement’s termination.
13.4 Surviving Terms. The provisions set forth in the following sections, and any other right, obligation or provision under this Agreement that, by its nature, should survive termination or expiration of this Agreement, will survive any expiration or termination of this Agreement: this Section 13.5, Article 1, Articles 6, Article 7, Article 8, Article 9, Article 11, Article 12, and Article 14.
ARTICLE 14 – MISCELLANEOUS
14.1 Relationship of the Parties. The relationship between the Parties is that of independent contractors. Nothing contained in this Agreement will be construed as creating any agency, partnership, joint venture, or other form of joint enterprise, employment, or fiduciary relationship between the Parties, and neither Party shall have authority to contract for or bind the other Party in any manner whatsoever.
14.2 Notices. Any notice, request, consent, claim, demand, waiver, or other communication under this Agreement have legal effect only if in writing and addressed to a Party as follows (or to such other address or such other person that such addressee Party may designate from time to time in accordance with this Section 14.2):
|If to Licensor:
|Distribution Management Company, Inc. dba Flowtrac
P.O. Box 93416 Southlake, TX. 76092
Phone: +1 817-421-3311
Attention: Stacy Tate, President-CEO
Notices sent in accordance with this Section shall be deemed effectively given: (a) when received, if delivered by hand, with signed confirmation of receipt; (b) when received, if sent by a nationally recognized overnight courier, signature required; (c) when sent by email, (with confirmation of transmission), if sent during the addressee’s normal business hours, and on the next business day, if sent after the addressee’s normal business hours; and (d) on the 3rd day after the date mailed by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid.
14.3 Interpretation. For purposes of this Agreement: (a) the words “include,” “includes” and “including” are deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation”; (b) the word “or” is not exclusive; (c) the words “herein,” “hereof,” “hereby,” “hereto” and “hereunder” refer to this Agreement as a whole; (d) words denoting the singular have a comparable meaning when used in the plural, and vice versa; and (e) words denoting any gender include all genders. Unless the context otherwise requires, references in this Agreement: (x) to sections, exhibits, schedules, attachments, and appendices mean the sections of, and exhibits, schedules, attachments, and appendices attached to, this Agreement; (y) to an agreement, instrument or other document means such agreement, instrument or other document as amended, supplemented and modified from time to time to the extent permitted by the provisions thereof; and (z) to a statute means such statute as amended from time to time and includes any successor legislation thereto and any regulations promulgated thereunder. The Parties intend this Agreement to be construed without regard to any presumption or rule requiring construction or interpretation against the Party drafting an instrument or causing any instrument to be drafted. The exhibits, schedules, attachments, and appendices referred to herein are an integral part of this Agreement to the same extent as if they were set forth verbatim herein.
14.4 Headings. The headings in this Agreement are for reference only and do not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.
14.5 Entire Agreement. This Agreement, together with any other documents incorporated herein by reference, constitutes the sole and entire agreement of the Parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter. In the event of any inconsistency between the statements made in the body of this Agreement, the related exhibits, schedules, attachments, and appendices (other than an exception expressly set forth as such therein) and any other documents incorporated herein by reference, the following order of precedence governs: (a) first, this Agreement, excluding its exhibits, schedules, attachments, and appendices; (b) second, the exhibits, schedules, attachments, and appendices to this Agreement as of the Effective Date; and (c) third, any other documents incorporated herein by reference.
14.6 Assignment. Licensee shall not assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights, or delegate or otherwise transfer any of its obligations or performance under this Agreement, in each case whether voluntarily, involuntarily, by operation of law, or otherwise, without Licensor’s prior written consent. No assignment, delegation, or transfer will relieve Customer of any of its obligations or performance under this Agreement. Any purported assignment, delegation, or transfer in violation of this Section 14.6 is void. Licensor reserves the right to assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights, or delegate or otherwise transfer any of its obligations or performance under this Agreement: (a) to an Affiliate; or (b) to a non-Affiliate with notice to Licensee. This Agreement is binding on and inures to the benefit of the Parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns.
14.7 Export Regulation. The Software may be subject to US export control laws, including the US Export Administration Act and its associated regulations. Licensee will not directly or indirectly, export, re-export, or release the Software to, or make the Software accessible from, any country, jurisdiction or Person to which export, re-export, or release is prohibited by applicable law. Licensee will comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations and in addition will complete all required undertakings (including obtaining any necessary export license or other governmental approval) prior to exporting, re-exporting, releasing, or otherwise making the Software available outside the US.
14.8 US Government Rights. Each of the Documentation and the software components that constitute the Software is a “commercial item” as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. 2.101, consisting of “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer software documentation” as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. 12.212. Accordingly, if Licensee is an agency of the US Government or any contractor therefor, Licensee only receives those rights with respect to the Software and Documentation as are granted to all other end users under license, in accordance with (a) 48 C.F.R. §227.7201 through 48 C.F.R. §227.7204, with respect to the Department of Defense and their contractors, or (b) 48 C.F.R. §12.212, with respect to all other US Government licensees and their contractors.
14.9 Force Majeure.
(a) No Breach or Default. Except for Article’s 8 and 9, in no event will either Party be liable or responsible to the other Party, or be deemed to have defaulted under or breached this Agreement, for any failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any term of this Agreement, (except for any obligations to make payments), when and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by any circumstances beyond such Party’s reasonable control (a “Force Majeure Event”), including acts of God, flood, fire, earthquake or explosion, war, terrorism, invasion, riot or other civil unrest, embargoes or blockades in effect on or after the Effective Date, national or regional emergency, strikes, labor stoppages or slowdowns or other industrial disturbances, passage of law or any action taken by a governmental or public authority, including imposing an export or import restriction, quota, or other restriction or prohibition or any complete or partial government shutdown, or national or regional shortage of adequate power or telecommunications or transportation. Either Party may terminate this Agreement if a Force Majeure Event affecting the other Party continues substantially uninterrupted for a period of 30 days or more.
(b) Affected Party Obligations. In the event of any failure or delay caused by a Force Majeure Event, the affected Party will give prompt written notice to the other Party stating the period of time the occurrence is expected to continue and use commercially reasonable efforts to end the failure or delay and minimize the effects of such Force Majeure Event.
14.10 No Third-Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is for the sole benefit of the Parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns and nothing herein, express or implied, is intended to or will confer on any other Person any legal or equitable right, benefit, or remedy of any nature whatsoever under or by reason of this Agreement.
14.11 Amendment and Modification; Waiver. No amendment to or modification of this Agreement is effective unless it is in writing, identified as an amendment to this Agreement and signed by an authorized representative of each Party. No waiver by any Party of any of the provisions hereof is effective unless explicitly set forth in writing and signed by the Party so waiving. Except as otherwise set forth in this Agreement, no failure to exercise, or delay in exercising, any rights, remedy, power, or privilege arising from this Agreement will operate or be construed as a waiver thereof; nor will any single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power, or privilege hereunder preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power, or privilege.
14.12 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability will not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction. On such determination that any term or other provision is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the Parties hereto shall negotiate in good faith to modify this Agreement so as to effect the original intent of the Parties as closely as possible in a mutually acceptable manner in order that the transactions contemplated hereby be consummated as originally contemplated to the greatest extent possible.
14.13 Governing Law; Submission to Jurisdiction. This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Texas without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule that would require or permit the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the State of Texas. Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement or the licenses granted hereunder will be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of Texas in each case located in the County of Tarrant, and each Party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts in any such suit, action, or proceeding. Service of process, summons, notice, or other document by mail to such Party’s address set forth herein will be effective service of process for any suit, action, or other proceeding brought in any such court.
14.14 Waiver of Jury Trial. Each Party irrevocably and unconditionally waives any right it may have to a trial by jury in respect of any legal action arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.
14.15 Equitable Relief. Licensee acknowledges and agrees that a breach or threatened breach by Licensee of any of its obligations under Section 2.4, Article 6, Article 8, Article 9, or Article 11 of this Agreement would cause Licensor irreparable harm for which monetary damages would not be an adequate remedy and that, in the event of such breach or threatened breach, Licensor will be entitled to equitable relief, including in a restraining order, an injunction, specific performance, and any other relief that may be available from any court of competent jurisdiction, without any requirement to post a bond or other security, or to prove actual damages or that monetary damages are not an adequate remedy. Such remedies are not exclusive and are in addition to all other remedies that may be available at law, in equity, or otherwise.
14.16 Attorneys’ Fees. In the event that any action, suit, or other legal or administrative proceeding is instituted or commenced by either Party against the other Party arising out of or related to this Agreement, the prevailing Party is entitled to recover its actual attorneys’ fees and court costs from the non-prevailing Party.
14.17 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which is deemed an original, but all of which together are deemed to be one and the same agreement. A signed copy of this Agreement delivered by facsimile, email, or other means of electronic transmission is deemed to have the same legal effect as delivery of an original signed copy of this Agreement.
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