THIS AGREEMENT GOVERNS YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE AND/OR OUR SERVICES. YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU ARE ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY AND ITS AFFILIATES TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, IN WHICH CASE THE TERMS “YOU” OR “YOUR” SHALL REFER TO SUCH ENTITY AND ITS AFFILIATES. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY, OR IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MUST NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT AND MAY NOT USE THE SERVICES.
“Agreement” means these Terms and Conditions.
“Content” means information obtained by or authored by us.
“Malicious Code” means code, files, scripts, agents or programs intended to do harm, including, for example, viruses, worms, time bombs and Trojan horses.
“Purchased Services” means any Services for which you have paid money.
“Services” means the products and services that are purchased by You or provided to You under a free trial.
“User” means an individual who is authorized by You to use a Service, for whom You have purchased a subscription (or in the case of any Services provided by Us without charge, for whom a Service has been provisioned), and to whom You (or, when applicable, Us at Your request) have supplied a user identification and password (for Services utilizing authentication). Users may include, for example, Your employees, consultants, contractors and agents, and third parties with which You transact business.
“We,” “Us” or “Our” means Media Group Online, Inc. (Who You Are Contracting With, Notices, Governing Law and Jurisdiction).
“You” or “Your” means the company or other legal entity for which you are accepting this Agreement.
“Your Data” means electronic data and information submitted by or for You to the Services.
2. FREE TRIAL
If You register on Our website for a free trial, We will make one or more Services available to You on a trial basis free of charge until the earlier of (a) the end of the free trial period for which You registered to use the applicable Service(s), or (b) the start date of any Purchased Services by You for such Service(s), or (c) termination by Us in our sole discretion. Additional trial terms and conditions may appear on the trial registration web page. Any such additional terms and conditions are incorporated into this Agreement by reference and are legally binding.
ANY OF YOUR DATA YOU ENTER INTO THE SERVICES, AND ANY CUSTOMIZATIONS MADE TO THE SERVICES BY OR FOR YOU, DURING YOUR FREE TRIAL MAY BE PERMANENTLY LOST UNLESS YOU HAVE PURCHASED SERVICES TO THE SAME SERVICES AS THOSE COVERED BY THE TRIAL BEFORE THE END OF THE TRIAL PERIOD.
3. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES
We will (a) make the Services and Content available to You pursuant to this Agreement, (b) use commercially reasonable efforts to make the online Services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except for: (i) planned downtime (of which We shall give advance electronic notice), and (ii) any unavailability caused by circumstances beyond Our reasonable control, including, for example, an act of God, act of government, flood, fire, earthquake, civil unrest, act of terror, strike or other labor problem, Internet service provider failure or delay, or denial of service attack.
4. USE OF SERVICES AND CONTENT
4.1 Purchased Services. Unless otherwise provided, Purchased Services may be provided for a limited or unlimited contract period, as stated at the time of purchase.
4.2 Usage Limits. Services and Content are subject to usage limits. Unless otherwise specified, (a) the Service or Content may not be accessed by more than that number of Users for whom there are Purchased Services, (b) a User’s password may not be shared with any other individual, and (c) a User identification may only be reassigned to a new individual replacing one who will no longer use the Service or Content. If You exceed a contractual usage limit, We may work with You to seek to reduce Your usage so that it conforms to that limit. If, notwithstanding Our efforts, You are unable or unwilling to abide by a contractual usage limit, You will obtain the requisite Purchased Services and promptly upon Our request, and/or pay any invoice for excess usage.
4.3 Your Responsibilities. You will (a) be responsible for Users’ compliance with this Agreement, (b) be responsible for the accuracy, quality and legality of Your Data and the means by which You acquired Your Data, (c) use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to or use of Services and Content, and notify Us promptly of any such unauthorized access or use, and (d) use Services and Content only in accordance with this Agreement, applicable laws and government regulations.
4.4 Usage Restrictions. You will not (a) make any Service or Content available to, or use any Service or Content for the benefit of, anyone other than You or Users, (b) sell, resell, license, sublicense, distribute, make available, rent or lease any Service or Content, or include any Service or Content in a service bureau or outsourcing offering, (c) use a Service to store or transmit infringing, libelous, or otherwise unlawful or tortious material, or to store or transmit material in violation of third-party privacy rights, (d) use a Service to store or transmit Malicious Code, (e) interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of any Service or third-party data contained therein, (f) attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Service or Content or its related systems or networks, (g) permit direct or indirect access to or use of any Service or Content in a way that circumvents a contractual usage limit, or use any of Our Services to access or use any of Our intellectual property except as permitted under this Agreement, (h) copy a Service or any part, feature, function or user interface thereof, (i) copy Content except as permitted herein, (j) frame or mirror any part of any Service or Content, other than framing on Your own intranets or otherwise for Your own internal business purposes or as permitted in the Documentation, (k) access any Service or Content in order to build a competitive product or service, or (l) reverse engineer any Service (to the extent such restriction is permitted by law). Any use of the Services in breach of this Agreement, by You or Users that in Our judgment threatens the security, integrity or availability of Our services, may result in Our immediate suspension of the Services, however We will use commercially reasonable efforts under the circumstances to provide You with notice and an opportunity to remedy such violation or threat prior to such suspension.
4.5 Removal of Content. If We are required by a licensor to remove Content, or receive information that Content provided to You may violate applicable law or third-party rights, We may so notify You and in such event You will promptly remove such Content from Your systems.
5. FEES AND PAYMENT FOR PURCHASED SERVICES
5.1. Fees. You will pay all fees for the Purchased Services and payment obligations are non-cancelable and fees paid are non-refundable.
5.2. Invoicing and Payment. You will provide Us with valid and updated credit card information. If You provide credit card information to Us, You authorize Us to charge such credit card for all Purchased Services and any renewal. Such charges shall be made in advance, either annually or in accordance with any different billing frequency. If You specify that payment will be by a method other than a credit card, We will invoice You in advance. Invoiced charges are due upon presentment. You are responsible for providing complete and accurate billing and contact information to Us and notifying Us of any changes to such information.
5.3. Overdue Charges. If any invoiced amount is not received by Us by the due date, then without limiting Our rights or remedies, those charges may accrue late interest at the rate of 1.5% of the outstanding balance per month, or the maximum rate permitted by law, whichever is lower.
5.4. Suspension of Service and Acceleration. If any amount owing by You under this or any other agreement for Our services is overdue, We may, without limiting Our other rights and remedies, accelerate Your unpaid fee obligations under such agreements so that all such obligations become immediately due and payable, and suspend Our services to You until such amounts are paid in full.
5.5. Taxes. Our fees do not include any taxes, levies, duties or similar governmental assessments of any nature, including, for example, value-added, sales, use or withholding taxes, assessable by any jurisdiction whatsoever (collectively, “Taxes”). You are responsible for paying all Taxes associated with Your purchases hereunder. If We have the legal obligation to pay or collect Taxes for which You are responsible, We will invoice You and You will pay that amount unless You provide Us with a valid tax exemption certificate authorized by the appropriate taxing authority.
6. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS AND LICENSES
6.1. Reservation of Rights. Subject to the limited rights expressly granted hereunder, We and Our licensors and Content Providers reserve all of Our/their right, title and interest in and to the Services and Content, including all of Our/their related intellectual property rights. No rights are granted to You hereunder other than as expressly set forth herein.
6.2. Access to and Use of Content. You have the right to access and use applicable Content subject to the terms of this Agreement.
6.3. License to Host Your Data. You grant Us and applicable contractors a worldwide, limited-term license to host, copy, transmit and display Your Data, as reasonably necessary for Us to provide the Services in accordance with this Agreement.
6.4. License to Use Feedback. You grant to Us a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use and incorporate into Our Services any suggestion, enhancement request, recommendation, correction or other feedback provided by You or Users relating to the operation of Our Services.
7.1. Definition of Confidential Information. “Confidential Information” means all information disclosed by a party (“Disclosing Party”) to the other party (“Receiving Party”), whether orally or in writing, that is designated as confidential or that reasonably should be understood to be confidential given the nature of the information and the circumstances of disclosure. Your Confidential Information includes Your Data; Our Confidential Information includes the Services and Content; and Confidential Information, pricing, as well as business and marketing plans, technology and technical information, product plans and designs, and business processes disclosed by such party. However, Confidential Information does not include any information that (i) is or becomes generally known to the public without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party, (ii) was known to the Receiving Party prior to its disclosure by the Disclosing Party without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party, (iii) is received from a third party without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party, or (iv) was independently developed by the Receiving Party.
7.2. Receiving Party. The Receiving Party will use the same degree of care that it uses to protect the confidentiality of its own confidential information of like kind (but not less than reasonable care) to (i) not use any Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party for any purpose outside the scope of this Agreement and (ii) except as otherwise authorized by the Disclosing Party in writing, limit access to Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party to those of its employees and contractors who need that access for purposes consistent with this Agreement and who have signed confidentiality agreements with the Receiving Party containing protections not materially less protective of the Confidential Information than those herein.
7.3. Compelled Disclosure. The Receiving Party may disclose Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party to the extent compelled by law to do so, provided the Receiving Party gives the Disclosing Party prior notice of the compelled disclosure (to the extent legally permitted) and reasonable assistance, at the Disclosing Party’s cost, if the Disclosing Party wishes to contest the disclosure. If the Receiving Party is compelled by law to disclose the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information as part of a civil proceeding to which the Disclosing Party is a party, and the Disclosing Party is not contesting the disclosure, the Disclosing Party will reimburse the Receiving Party for its reasonable cost of compiling and providing secure access to that Confidential Information.
8. REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES ANDDISCLAIMERS
8.1. Representations. Each party represents that it has validly entered into this Agreement and has the legal power to do so.
8.2. Disclaimers. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, NEITHER PARTY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, AND EACH PARTY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” EXCLUSIVE OF ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER. EACH PARTY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS FOR ANY HARM OR DAMAGES CAUSED BY ANY THIRD-PARTY HOSTING PROVIDERS.
8.3 Your Warranties. You represent and warrant that: You own or otherwise possess all necessary rights with respect to Your Data, Your Data does not and will not infringe, misappropriate, use or disclose without authorization or otherwise violate any copyright, trade secret right, right of privacy, right of publicity, or other intellectual property or other property right of any third party, You have obtained all necessary releases and/or permissions for Your Data, and Your Data is not unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable.
You will defend, indemnify, and hold Us harmless against any claim, demand, suit or proceeding made or brought against Us by a third party relating, in any way to, Your Data, or Your Agreement, or the Services or Content as used by You, and You will indemnify Us from any damages, attorney fees and costs finally awarded against Us as a result of, or for any amounts paid by Us.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
10.1. Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU HEREUNDER FOR THE SERVICES GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY IN THE TWELVE MONTHS PRECEDING THE FIRST INCIDENT OUT OF WHICH THE LIABILITY AROSE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION WILL APPLY WHETHER AN ACTION IS IN CONTRACT OR TORT AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, BUT WILL NOT LIMIT YOUR PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS.
10.2. Exclusion of Consequential and Related Damages. IN NO EVENT WILL WE HAVE ANY LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, GOODWILL, OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, COVER, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, WHETHER AN ACTION IS IN CONTRACT OR TORT AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR IF YOUR REMEDY OTHERWISE FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW.
11. TERM AND TERMINATION
11.1 Term of Purchased Services. The Purchased Services will commence on the date You first purchase them and continues until all contract terms for Purchased Services have expired or have been terminated.
11.2. Termination. We may terminate the provision of Purchased Services with or without cause.
11.3 Survival. This Agreement shall survive the termination of the provision of Purchased Services.
12. NOTICE AND DISPUTES
12.1. Manner of Giving Notice. Except as otherwise specified in this Agreement, all notices related to this Agreement will be in writing and will be effective upon (a) personal delivery, (b) the second business day after mailing by certified mail, return receipt requested.
12.2. Agreement to Governing Law and Jurisdiction. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY DISPUTE, WILL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CHOICE OF LAW PRINCIPLES. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW, ANY CLAIM OR DISPUTE MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR FROM THE DATE THE CAUSE OF ACTION ARISES. ANY CLAIM OR DISPUTE BETWEEN USER AND BACHMAN, SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN ROCKLAND COUNTY, NEW YORK, AND USER HEREBY CONSENT AND SUBMIT TO THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURTS AND TO A TRIAL WITHOUT A JURY.
13. GENERAL PROVISIONS
13.1. Relationship of the Parties. The parties are independent contractors. This Agreement does not create a partnership, franchise, joint venture, agency, and fiduciary or employment relationship between the parties.
13.2. Third-Party Beneficiaries. There are no third-party beneficiaries under this Agreement.
13.2. Waiver. No failure or delay by either party in exercising any right under this Agreement will constitute a waiver of that right.
13.4. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, the provision will be deemed null and void, and the remaining provisions of this Agreement will remain in effect.