Master Service Agreement (Cloud Services)
1. USE OF THE SERVICES
1.1 We will make the IPS services listed in Your order (the “Services”) available to You pursuant to this Agreement and Your order. Except as otherwise stated in this Agreement or Your order, You have the non-exclusive, worldwide, limited right to use the Services during the period defined in Your order, unless earlier terminated in accordance with this Agreement or Your order (the “Services Period”.) You may allow Your Users (as defined below) to use the Services for this purpose, and You are responsible for their compliance with this Agreement and Your order.
1.2 The Service Specifications describe and govern the Services. During the Services Period, we may update the Services and Service Specifications to reflect changes in, among other things, laws, regulations, rules, technology, industry practices, patterns of system use, and availability of Third Party Content (as defined below). IPS updates to the Services or Service Specifications will not materially reduce the level of performance, functionality, security or availability of the Services during the Services Period of Your order.
1.3 You may not, and may not cause or permit others to: (a) use the Services to harass any person; cause damage or injury to any person or property; publish any material that is false, defamatory, harassing or obscene; violate privacy rights; promote bigotry, racism, hatred or harm; send unsolicited bulk e-mail, junk mail, spam or chain letters; infringe property rights; or otherwise violate applicable laws, ordinances or regulations; (b) perform or disclose any performance or vulnerability testing of the Services without IPS’s prior written approval, or perform or disclose network discovery, port and service identification, vulnerability scanning, password cracking or remote access testing of the Services; or (c) use the Services to perform cyber currency or crypto currency mining ((a) through (d) collectively, the “Acceptable Use Policy”). In addition to other rights that we have in this Agreement and Your order, we have the right to take remedial action if the Acceptable Use Policy is violated, and such remedial action may include removing or disabling access to material that violates the policy.
2. FEES AND PAYMENT
2.1 All fees payable are due at the time service is provided and at each subsequent renewal date as defined in Your order. Once placed, Your order is non-cancelable and the sums paid nonrefundable, except as provided in this Agreement or Your order.
2.2 If You exceed the quantity or allowances of Services ordered, then your Services will be automatically upgraded to provide for additional allowances for the proceeding billing cycle.
3. OWNERSHIP RIGHTS AND RESTRICTIONS
3.1 You or Your licensors retain all ownership and intellectual property rights in and to Your Content (as defined below). We or our licensors retain all ownership and intellectual property rights in and to the Services, derivative works thereof, and anything developed or delivered by or on behalf of us under this Agreement.
3.2 You may have access to Third Party Content through use of the Services. Unless otherwise stated in Your order, all ownership and intellectual property rights in and to Third Party Content and the use of such content is governed by separate third party terms between You and the third party.
3.3 You grant us the right to host, use, process, display and transmit Your Content to provide the Services pursuant to and in accordance with this Agreement and Your order. You have sole responsibility for the accuracy, quality, integrity, legality, reliability, and appropriateness of Your Content, and for obtaining all rights related to Your Content required by IPS to perform the Services.
4. FAIR AND ACCEPTABLE USAGE
4.1 You are prohibited from using The Services to engage in or promote illegal activities, including but not limited to, copyright infringement, hacking, spamming, or other activities deemed unlawful.
4.2 Use of the Services for the primary purpose of distributing media content is prohibited.
4.3 The Services may not be used to generate excessive or unreasonable traffic or to engage in any activity that may degrade the quality of service for other users.
5. PROTECTION OF YOUR CONTENT
5.1 In order to protect Your Content provided to IPS as part of the provision of the Services, IPS will comply with the following relevant IPS privacy policies applicable to the Services ordered, available at https://invisioncommunity.com/legal/privacy
5.2 To the extent Your Content includes Personal Data (as that term is defined in the Data Processing Agreement (as that term is defined below)), IPS will furthermore comply with the applicable version of the IPS Data Processing Agreement for IPS Cloud Services (the “Data Processing Agreement”), unless stated otherwise in Your order. The version of the Data Processing Agreement applicable to Your order (a) is available at https://invisioncommunity.com/legal/cloud-data-processing/ and is incorporated herein by reference, and (b) will remain in force during the Services Period of Your order. In the event of any conflict between the terms of the Data Processing Agreement and the terms of the Service Specifications (including any applicable IPS privacy policies), the terms of the Data Processing Agreement shall take precedence.
5.3 You are responsible for (a) any required notices, consents and/or authorizations related to Your provision of, and our processing of, Your Content (including any Personal Data) as part of the Services, (b) any security vulnerabilities, and the consequences of such vulnerabilities, arising from Your Content, including any viruses, Trojan horses, worms or other harmful programming routines contained in Your Content, and (c) any use by You or Your Users of the Services in a manner that is inconsistent with the terms of this Agreement. To the extent You disclose or transmit Your Content to a third party, we are no longer responsible for the security, integrity or confidentiality of such content outside of IPS’s control.
5.4 Unless otherwise specified in Your order (including in the Service Specifications), Your Content may not include any sensitive or special data that imposes specific data security or data protection obligations on IPS in addition to or different from those specified in the Service Specifications.
6. WARRANTIES, DISCLAIMERS AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES
6.1 Each party represents that it has validly entered into this Agreement and that it has the power and authority to do so. We warrant that during the Services Period we will perform the Services using commercially reasonable care and skill in all material respects as described in the Service Specifications. If the Services provided to You were not performed as warranted, You must promptly provide us with a written notice that describes the deficiency in the Services (including, as applicable, the service request number notifying us of the deficiency in the Services).
6.2 WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE PERFORMED ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT WE WILL CORRECT ALL SERVICES ERRORS, OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ISSUES RELATED TO THE PERFORMANCE, OPERATION OR SECURITY OF THE SERVICES THAT ARISE FROM YOUR CONTENT OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES.
6.3 FOR ANY BREACH OF THE SERVICES WARRANTY, YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND OUR ENTIRE LIABILITY SHALL BE THE CORRECTION OF THE DEFICIENT SERVICES THAT CAUSED THE BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR, IF WE CANNOT SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT THE DEFICIENCY IN A COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE MANNER, YOU MAY END THE DEFICIENT SERVICES AND WE WILL REFUND TO YOU THE FEES FOR THE TERMINATED SERVICES THAT YOU PRE-PAID TO US FOR THE PERIOD FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF TERMINATION.
6.4 TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, THESE WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS INCLUDING FOR SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, SYSTEMS, NETWORKS OR ENVIRONMENTS OR FOR MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
7.1 IN NO EVENT WILL EITHER PARTY OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS (EXCLUDING FEES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT), SALES, DATA, DATA USE, GOODWILL, OR REPUTATION.
7.2 IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF IPS AND OUR AFFILIATES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR ORDER, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNTS ACTUALLY PAID UNDER YOUR ORDER FOR THE SERVICES GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY.
8.1 If a third party makes a claim against either You or IPS (“Recipient” which may refer to You or us depending upon which party received the Material), that any information, design, specification, instruction, software, service, data, hardware, or material (collectively, “Material”) furnished by either You or us (“Provider” which may refer to You or us depending on which party provided the Material) and used by the Recipient infringes the third party’s intellectual property rights, the Provider, at the Provider’s sole cost and expense, will defend the Recipient against the claim and indemnify the Recipient from the damages, liabilities, costs and expenses awarded by the court to the third party claiming infringement or the settlement agreed to by the Provider, if the Recipient does the following:
a) notifies the Provider promptly in writing, not later than 30 days after the Recipient receives notice of the claim (or sooner if required by applicable law);
b) gives the Provider sole control of the defense and any settlement negotiations; and
c) gives the Provider the information, authority and assistance the Provider needs to defend against or settle the claim.
8.2 If the Provider believes or it is determined that any of the Material may have violated a third party’s intellectual property rights, the Provider may choose to either modify the Material to be non-infringing (while substantially preserving its utility or functionality) or obtain a license to allow for continued use, or if these alternatives are not commercially reasonable, the Provider may end the license for, and require return of, the applicable Material and refund any unused, prepaid fees the Recipient may have paid to the other party for such Material. If such return materially affects our ability to meet obligations under the relevant order, then we may, upon 30 days prior written notice, terminate the order. If such Material is third party technology and the terms of the third party license do not allow us to terminate the license, then we may, upon 30 days prior written notice, end the Services associated with such Material and refund any unused, prepaid fees for such Services.
8.3 The Provider will not indemnify the Recipient if the Recipient (a) alters the Material or uses it outside the scope of use identified in the Provider’s user or program documentation or Service Specifications, or (b) uses a version of the Material which has been superseded, if the infringement claim could have been avoided by using an unaltered current version of the Material which was made available to the Recipient. The Provider will not indemnify the Recipient to the extent that an infringement claim is based upon any Material not furnished by the Provider. We will not indemnify You to the extent that an infringement claim is based on Third Party Content or any Material from a third party portal or other external source that is accessible or made available to You within or by the Services (e.g., a social media post from a third party blog or forum, a third party Web page accessed via a hyperlink, marketing data from third party data providers, etc.).
8.4 This Section 7 provides the parties’ exclusive remedy for any infringement claims or damages.
9. TERM AND TERMINATION
9.1 This Agreement is valid for the order which this Agreement accompanies.
9.2 Services shall be provided for the Services Period defined in Your order. If stated in the Service Specifications, the Services Period of certain Services will automatically be extended for an additional Services Period of the same duration unless (i) You provide IPS with written notice no later than thirty (30) days prior to the end of the applicable Services Period of Your intention not to renew such Services, or (ii) IPS provides You with written notice no later than thirty (30) days prior to the end of the applicable Services Period of its intention not to renew such Services.
9.3 We may suspend Your or Your Users’ access to, or use of, the Services if we believe that (a) there is a significant threat to the functionality, security, integrity, or availability of the Services or any content, data, or applications in the Services; (b) You or Your Users are accessing or using the Services to commit an illegal act; or (c) there is a violation of the the terms herein. When reasonably practicable and lawfully permitted, we will provide You with advance notice of any such suspension. We will use reasonable efforts to re-establish the Services promptly after we determine that the issue causing the suspension has been resolved. During any suspension period, we will make Your Content (as it existed on the suspension date) available to You. Any suspension under this Section shall not excuse You from Your obligation to make payments under this Agreement.
9.4 If either of us breaches a material term of this Agreement or any order and fails to correct the breach within 30 days of written specification of the breach, then the breaching party is in default and the non-breaching party may terminate (a) in the case of breach of any order, the order under which the breach occurred; or (b) in the case of breach of the Agreement, the Agreement and any orders that have been placed under the Agreement. If we terminate any orders as specified in the preceding sentence, You must pay within 30 days all amounts that have accrued prior to such termination, as well as all sums remaining unpaid for the Services under such order(s) plus related taxes and expenses. Except for nonpayment of fees, the nonbreaching party may agree in its sole discretion to extend the 30 day period for so long as the breaching party continues reasonable efforts to cure the breach. You agree that if You are in default under this Agreement, You may not use those Services ordered.
9.5 At the end of the Services Period, we will make Your Content (as it existed at the end of the Services Period) available for retrieval by You during a retrieval period set out in the Service Specifications. At the end of such retrieval period, and except as may be required by law, we will delete or otherwise render unrecoverable any of Your Content that remains in the Services. Our data deletion practices are described in more detail in the Service Specifications.
9.6 Provisions that survive termination or expiration of this Agreement are those relating to limitation of liability, indemnification, payment and others which by their nature are intended to survive.
10. THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, SERVICES AND WEBSITES
10.1 The Services may enable You to link to, transfer Your Content or Third Party Content to, or otherwise access, third parties’ websites, platforms, content, products, services, and information (“Third Party Services”).
IPS does not control and is not responsible for Third Party Services. You are solely responsible for complying with the terms of access and use of Third Party Services, and if IPS accesses or uses any Third Party Services on Your behalf to facilitate performance of the Services, You are solely responsible for ensuring that such access and use, including through passwords, credentials or tokens issued or otherwise made available to You, is authorized by the terms of access and use for such services. If You transfer or cause the transfer of Your Content or Third Party Content from the Services to a Third Party Service or other location, that transfer constitutes a distribution by You and not by IPS.
10.2 Any Third Party Content we make accessible is provided on an “as-is” and “as available” basis without any warranty of any kind. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for, and have no obligation to control, monitor, or correct, Third Party Content. We disclaim all liabilities arising from or related to Third Party Content.
10.3 You acknowledge that: (i) the nature, type, quality and availability of Third Party Content may change at any time during the Services Period, and (ii) features of the Services that interoperate with Third Party Services such as Facebook™, YouTube™ and Twitter™, etc., depend on the continuing availability of such third parties’ respective application programming interfaces (APIs). We may need to update, change or modify the Services under this Agreement as a result of a change in, or unavailability of, such Third Party Content, Third Party Services or APIs. If any third party ceases to make its Third Party Content or APIs available on reasonable terms for the Services, as determined by us in our sole discretion, we may cease providing access to the affected Third Party Content or Third Party Services without any liability to You. Any changes to Third Party Content, Third Party Services or APIs, including their unavailability, during the Services Period does not affect Your obligations under this Agreement or the applicable order, and You will not be entitled to any refund, credit or other compensation due to any such changes.
11. SERVICE MONITORING, ANALYSES AND IPS SOFTWARE
11.1 We continuously monitor the Services to facilitate IPS’s operation of the Services; to help resolve Your service requests; to detect and address threats to the functionality, security, integrity, and availability of the Services as well as any content, data, or applications in the Services; and to detect and address illegal acts or violations of the Acceptable Use Policy. IPS monitoring tools do not collect or store any of Your Content residing in the Services, except as needed for such purposes. IPS does not monitor, and does not address issues with, non-IPS software provided by You or any of Your Users that is stored in, or run on or through, the Services. Information collected by IPS monitoring tools (excluding Your Content) may also be used to assist in managing IPS’s product and service portfolio, to help IPS address deficiencies in its product and service offerings, and for license management purposes.
11.2 We may (i) compile statistical and other information related to the performance, operation and use of the Services, and (ii) use data from the Services in aggregated form for security and operations management, to create statistical analyses, and for research and development purposes (clauses i and ii are collectively referred to as “Service Analyses”). We may make Service Analyses publicly available; however, Service Analyses will not incorporate Your Content, Personal Data or Confidential Information in a form that could serve to identify You or any individual. We retain all intellectual property rights in Service Analyses.
11.3 We may provide You with the ability to obtain certain IPS Software (as defined below) for use with the Services. If we provide IPS Software to You and do not specify separate terms for such software via an End User License Agreement, then such IPS Software is provided as part of the Services and You have the non-exclusive, worldwide, limited right to use such IPS Software, subject to the terms of this Agreement and Your order (except for separately licensed elements of the IPS Software, which separately licensed elements are governed by the applicable separate
12.1 Export laws and regulations of the United States and any other relevant local export laws and regulations apply to the Services. Such export laws govern use of the Services (including technical data) and any Services deliverables provided under this Agreement, and You and we each agree to comply with all such export laws and regulations (including “deemed export” and “deemed re-export” regulations). You agree that no data, information, software programs and/or materials resulting from the Services (or direct product thereof) will be exported, directly or indirectly, in violation of these laws, or will be used for any purpose prohibited by these laws including, without limitation, nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons proliferation, or development of missile technology.
12.2 You acknowledge that the Services are designed with capabilities for You and Your Users to access the Services without regard to geographic location and to transfer or otherwise move Your Content between the Services and other locations such as User workstations. You are solely responsible for the authorization and management of User accounts across geographic locations, as well as export control and geographic transfer of Your Content.
13. FORCE MAJEURE
Neither You nor we shall be responsible for failure or delay of performance if caused by: an act of war, hostility, or sabotage; act of God; pandemic; electrical, internet, or telecommunication outage that is not caused by the obligated party; government restrictions (including the denial or cancelation of any export, import or other license); or other event outside the reasonable control of the obligated party. Both You and we will use reasonable efforts to mitigate the effect of a force majeure event. If such event continues for more than 15 days, either of You or we may cancel unperformed Services and affected orders upon written notice. This Section does not excuse either party’s obligation to take reasonable steps to follow its normal disaster recovery procedures or Your obligation to pay for the Services.
14. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
This Agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and each party agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of, and venue in, the courts in Bedford county or the City of Lynchburg in Virginia in any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement.
15.1 Any notice required under this Agreement shall be provided to the other party in writing. If You have a legal dispute with us or if You wish to provide a notice under the Indemnification Section of this Agreement, or if You become subject to insolvency or other similar legal proceedings, You will promptly send written notice to:Invision Power Services, Inc. 1100 Clay St #6154, Lynchburg, VA 2450: Attn: Legal Department.
15.2 We may give notices applicable to our Services customers by means of a general notice on the IPS website or within the client portal for the Services, and notices specific to You by electronic mail to Your e-mail address on record in our account information or by written communication sent by first class mail or pre-paid post to Your address on record in our account information.
You may not assign this Agreement or give or transfer the Services, or any interest in the Services, to another individual or entity without express written approval from IPS.
17.1 We are an independent contractor, and each party agrees that no partnership, joint venture, or agency relationship exists between the parties.
17.2 Our business partners and other third parties, including any third parties with which the Services have integrations or that are retained by You to provide consulting services, implementation services or applications that interact with the Services, are independent of IPS and are not IPS’s agents. We are not liable for, bound by, or responsible for any problems with the Services or Your Content arising due to any acts of any such business partner or third party, unless the business partner or third party is providing Services as our subcontractor on an engagement ordered under this Agreement and, if so, then only to the same extent as we would be responsible for our resources under this Agreement.
17.3 If any term of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain effective and such term shall be replaced with another term consistent with the purpose and intent of this Agreement.
17.4 Except for actions for nonpayment or breach of IPS’s proprietary rights, no action, regardless of form, arising out of or relating to this Agreement may be brought by either party more than twelve (12) months after the cause of action has accrued.
17.5 Prior to entering into an order governed by this Agreement, You are solely responsible for determining whether the Services meet Your technical, business or regulatory requirements. IPS will cooperate with Your efforts to determine whether use of the standard Services are consistent with those requirements. Additional fees may apply to any additional work performed by IPS or changes to the Services. You remain solely responsible for Your regulatory compliance in connection with Your use of the Services.
18. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
18.1 You agree that this Agreement and the information which is incorporated into this Agreement by written reference (including reference to information contained in a URL or referenced policy), together with the applicable order, is the complete agreement for the Services ordered by You and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements or representations, written or oral, regarding such Services.
18.2 It is expressly agreed that the terms of this Agreement and any IPS order shall supersede the terms in any purchase order, procurement internet portal, or other similar non-IPS document and no terms included in any such purchase order, portal, or other non-IPS document shall apply to the Services ordered. In the event of any inconsistencies between the terms of an order and the Agreement, the order shall take precedence; however, unless expressly stated otherwise in an order, the terms of the Data Processing Agreement shall take precedence over any inconsistent terms in an order. This Agreement and orders hereunder may not be modified and the rights and restrictions may not be altered or waived except in a writing signed or accepted online by authorized representatives of You and of IPS; however, IPS may update the Service Specifications, including by posting updated documents on IPS’ website. No third party beneficiary relationships are created by this Agreement.
19. AGREEMENT DEFINITIONS
19.1 “IPS Software” means any software agent, application or tool that IPS makes available to You specifically for purposes of facilitating Your access to, operation of, and/or use with, the Services.
19.2 “Service Specifications” means the following documents, as applicable to the Services under Your order:
(a) the IPS Community Cloud Hosting and Delivery Policies, IPS service descriptions, and the Data Processing Agreement described in this Agreement; (b) IPS’s privacy policies; and (c) any other IPS documents that are referenced in or incorporated into Your order.
19.4 “Third Party Content” means all software, data, text, images, audio, video, photographs and other content and material, in any format, that are obtained or derived from third party sources outside of IPS that You may access through, within, or in conjunction with Your use of, the Services. Examples of Third Party Content include data feeds from social network services, rss feeds from blog posts, IPS data marketplaces and libraries, dictionaries, and marketing data. Third Party Content includes third-party sourced materials accessed or obtained by Your use of the Services or any IPS-provided tools.
19.5 “Users” means, for Services, those employees, contractors, and end users, as applicable, authorized by You or on Your behalf to use the Services in accordance with this Agreement and Your order. For Services that are specifically designed to allow Your clients, agents, customers, suppliers or other third parties to access the Services to interact with You, such third parties will be considered “Users” subject to the terms of this Agreement and Your order.
19.6 “Your Content” means all software, data (including Personal Data), text, images, audio, video, photographs, non-IPS or third party applications including those acquired through the IPS Marketplace, and other content and material, in any format, provided by You or any of Your Users that is stored in, or run on or through, the Services. Services under this Agreement, IPS Software, other IPS products and services, and IPS intellectual property, and all derivative works thereof, do not fall within the meaning of the term “Your Content.” Your Content includes any Third Party Content that is brought by You into the Services by Your use of the Services or any IPS-provided tools.