1. This SOFTWAREPROJECTS CONTRACT (the "Agreement") constitutes a legally binding agreement between Software Projects Limited., a Malta corporation ("SoftwareProjects") and you ("You" or "Your"). BY CHECKING THE BOX STATING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AS PART OF YOUR REGISTRATION WITH SOFTWAREPROJECTS, YOU AGREE AND CONSENT TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING ANY CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ADDITIONAL POLICIES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE WHICH SOFTWAREPROJECTS MAY MAKE IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION IN THE FUTURE, FOR AS LONG AS YOU USE THE SOFTWAREPROJECTS SERVICES. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, SoftwareProjects hereby grants to You a non-exclusive, revocable, right and license, without right to sublicense, to use SoftwareProjects's proprietary online platform, including without limitation the website located at http://www.SoftwareProjects.com, any services offered on or through such website, and any servers, computers or networks used to provide such website (the "SoftwareProjects Services") for the purposes set forth in this Agreement. In the event You transfer Your account or ownership of any Product, as defined below, You shall ensure that any purchasers or assignees are bound by the terms of this Agreement.
You will be required to register for an account in order to use certain SoftwareProjects Services. When You provide information during the registration process, You agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information and to update it as necessary to maintain its truth and accuracy.
a. If You register for a SoftwareProjects account, You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under Your account or password, if any, and You agree You will not sell, transfer or assign Your subscription or any subscriber rights. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password, if any, and for restricting access to Your computer (or other Internet access device, as applicable) so that others may not access the password protected portion of the SoftwareProjects Services using Your account information in whole or in part. SoftwareProjects reserves the right to terminate Your account or otherwise deny You access in its sole discretion without notice and without liability.
3. PROMOTING PRODUCTS.
If You promote, market or otherwise advertise ("Promote" or a "Promotion") any product which is registered for sale via the SoftwareProjects Services, either by You or by another SoftwareProjects client (each a "Product"), whether via the SoftwareProjects Services or via any other online or offline channel or medium for the purpose of earning a percentage of the sale price of any Product sold as a result of such Promotion ("Commissions"), You agree, acknowledge, represent and warrant that:
You will abide by SoftwareProjects's Return and Cancellation Policy and You will establish Your Return Policy as set forth below.
a. When You Promote a Product, You will use the applicable trademarks, logos, trade names or service marks in accordance with such trademark guidelines, which will either be supplied by SoftwareProjects or set forth in the Promotional Messaging Guidelines, if applicable.
b. You will not make any unlicensed or unauthorized use of, or otherwise infringe, violate or misappropriate any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of privacy, right of publicity or other intellectual property or other proprietary right (collectively "IP Rights") of any entity or individual.
c. If You Promote Products or Brands in a high risk industry, You must be in compliance with SoftwareProjects's Additional Terms and Conditions provided to You, which are incorporated into this Agreement by this reference, at all times.
d. You will not Promote violence, sexually explicit materials, Products from any website, blog, social network, forum or other medium that contain, host or promote illegal content or material, illegal activities, alcohol, tobacco or prescription drugs, discrimination based upon race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
e. You will not Promote any Products or services to children under the age of thirteen (13).
f. You will not defame any person.
g. You will not include any trademarks or other brand identifiers, or any copyrighted materials, other than as expressly permitted by this Agreement.
h. You will not incorporate any variation of or misspell any third-party trademarks or other brand identifiers in any domain name, username or other identifier, including on any social networking site.
i. You will not in any way copy the "look and feel" of any third party website, or otherwise imply that the Promotion is in fact a third party website.
j. All communications and/or representations made by You in connection with any Promotions and/or in relation to any Product will be accurate and contain all disclosures and disclaimers necessary to prevent such Promotions from being false or deceptive. Such disclosures and disclaimers must be made in a clear and conspicuous manner, and will otherwise comply with Your country's laws and all U.S. federal and state laws, including U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") regulations, policies and guidelines governing advertising, disclosure and consumer protection, including the FTC's Endorsement Guidelines.
k. SoftwareProjects reserves the right but is not obligated to review Your Promotions. You agree that SoftwareProjects, in its sole discretion and at any time, may require changes to Product Promotion and delivery pages, customer support or other items related to the content of Your Promotions.
l. You will provide valid contact information, including but not limited to a working email address and phone number, where SoftwareProjects can send inquiries and receive a non-automated reply by end of the following business day.
m. SoftwareProjects does not independently review, verify, guarantee, or assume any responsibility or liability for, the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of any information provided by Vendors, nor is it responsible for any bonuses, prizes or other incentives offered by Vendors in the "Vendor Spotlight," as described in this Agreement, or otherwise offered by Vendors via the SoftwareProjects Services. Your use of any information presented by a Vendor is voluntary, and Your reliance is at Your sole risk. You acknowledge and understand that SoftwareProjects does not verify statements, claims, incentives or Promotions made by Vendors in the Vendor Spotlight or otherwise made by Vendors via the SoftwareProjects Services.
4. SELLING PRODUCTS.
If You register any Products for sale via the SoftwareProjects Services, You agree, acknowledge, represent and warrant that:
All Products You register for sale via the SoftwareProjects Services must be approved by SoftwareProjects prior to You being able to sell the Products through the SoftwareProjects Services. In certain circumstances, SoftwareProjects may require You to modify your Products prior to being approved or prohibit your Products from being sold via the SoftwareProjects Services, in SoftwareProjects's sole discretion.
a. All Products You register for sale via the SoftwareProjects Services, and the offering and sale thereof via the SoftwareProjects Services, comply with all of Your country's laws and all applicable U.S. federal and state laws and regulations.
b. Your Products do not involve downloading software on the computer of a person or entity purchasing a Product (the "Purchaser") unless a purchase is completed or You provide the Purchaser a clear and conspicuous disclosure describing all of the software being downloaded, its functionality and You obtain express consent prior to any such downloads.
c. Without further conditions or limitations, You authorize SoftwareProjects to list any Product You register for sale via the SoftwareProjects Services in the online, searchable catalog of Products made available via the SoftwareProjects Services; and make it available for sale to Purchasers and/or for the persons and/or entities that Promote the Products made available via SoftwareProjects at the price designated by SoftwareProjects ("Retail Price") after taking into consideration Your suggestions regarding such Retail Price, including any applicable sales tax.
d. You will provide valid email addresses to which Purchasers or SoftwareProjects can send inquiries and receive a reply by end of the following business day. Purchasers and SoftwareProjects must also be able to receive a non-automated response within one business day, when necessary.
e. You will notify SoftwareProjects of any regulatory or legal complaints, or threats of such complaints, that You receive in connection with or in relation to a Product within two business days of Your receipt of such complaint. You shall assist SoftwareProjects, at Your sole cost and expense, in taking any necessary or appropriate actions reasonably requested by SoftwareProjects to respond to and/or resolve such complaints.
f. SoftwareProjects will collect and remit state or local transfer taxes for any retail transaction (including but not limited to sales or use tax) where it is legally required to do so. Where SoftwareProjects does not collect and remit state or local transfer taxes on a transaction, You may have the legal obligation to pay such taxes. Such obligation may arise as a result of Your existing or past physical contacts with a state (including but not limited to Your provision of a "drop ship" delivery of the physical Product to a buyer located in a state). You may wish to consult a tax professional to determine if You will have this type of obligation in any particular state. You agree that if such an obligation arises with respect to any particular state, You will be solely responsible for the timely payment of such tax and any interest or penalties.
g. If You use the Vendor Spotlight platform or the SoftwareProjects Services to communicate with Affiliates about Your Products, You agree that all statements or messages communicated by You via the Vendor Spotlight or SoftwareProjects Services constitute Promotions under this Agreement and are subject to all applicable terms and obligations thereto. Additionally, and without limiting any other restriction contained herein, You will not use the Vendor Spotlight or SoftwareProjects Services to: (i) make any false or deceptive statement or claim regarding Your Product or sales of Your Product; (ii) offer any Promotions or incentives to Affiliates unless You intend to fulfill such Promotions or incentives; (iii) offer any Promotions or incentives to Affiliates unless You affirmatively state that they are offered only by You and not by SoftwareProjects; or (iv) suggest in any way, whether express or implied, that Your Product(s) are endorsed, approved or sponsored by SoftwareProjects in any way. SoftwareProjects reserves the right to suspend Your ability to use the Vendor Spotlight or SoftwareProjects Services at any time.
h. If and to the extent You use third parties to provide Products or Services, You and such third parties must be in compliance with all terms of this Agreement, and You are responsible for all acts and omissions of such third party.
i. All Vendors must include the required disclaimers and comply with the requirements set forth by SoftwareProjects.
j. No account may have more than 100 Joint Venture contracts. Accounts with more than 100 Joint Venture contracts are subject to review and potential corrective actions, as determined in SoftwareProjects's sole discretion.
k. You will establish an appropriate return, replacement and/or cancellation policy for Your Products ("Vendor Return Policy"). Your Vendor Return Policy must fall within the range of "no refunds" to allowing refunds or replacements up to sixty (60) days after the date of purchase (i.e., a 30-day refund policy or a 45-day refund policy would each be acceptable, if appropriate). If You believe that a Vendor Return Policy longer than sixty (60) days after the date of purchase is appropriate for Your Products, SoftwareProjects will review such a request, and in its sole discretion, may allow an extended Vendor Return Policy. You can only provide such an extended Vendor Return Policy with SoftwareProjects's written consent. You will ensure that the Vendor Return Policy is clearly and conspicuously posted for customers to review prior to purchasing Your Products. SoftwareProjects reserves the right to alter or override Your Vendor Return Policy if You abuse SoftwareProjects's flexible Return and Cancellation Policy, if Your Vendor Return Policy is not appropriate for the Product(s), if the charged back sales (defined in the Accounting Policy) are excessive, or for any other reason SoftwareProjects deems appropriate, in its sole discretion.
5. AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES; SUSPENSION; TERMINATION.
You agree and acknowledge that:
. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and SoftwareProjects's policies and procedures, SoftwareProjects shall use commercially reasonable efforts to provide the SoftwareProjects Services in a manner that will not disrupt Your business. You acknowledge and agree that from time-to-time the SoftwareProjects Services may be inaccessible or inoperable for reasons including, without limitation: (i) equipment malfunctions; (ii) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs that SoftwareProjects may undertake from time to time; or (iii) causes beyond the reasonable control of SoftwareProjects or that are reasonably unforeseeable by SoftwareProjects, including, without limitation, interruption or failure of telecommunication or digital transmission links, hostile network attacks, network congestion or other failures. You acknowledge and agree that SoftwareProjects is not liable for these periodic interruptions in availability of the SoftwareProjects Services and further acknowledge that SoftwareProjects does not guarantee access to the SoftwareProjects Services on a continuous and uninterrupted basis.
a. SoftwareProjects may decline, delist or halt sales or Promotion of any Product from the SoftwareProjects website, suspend funds, adjust Commissions based on performance, close an account, and/or suspend or terminate the SoftwareProjects Services at any time, in its sole discretion, without cause or notice to You or any penalty or liability for doing so.
b. SoftwareProjects, in its sole discretion, may suspend or terminate Your account(s), or retain any or all funds in Your SoftwareProjects account, if SoftwareProjects suspects or has reason to believe and/or if a person otherwise claims that You have violated the law or breached any term of this Agreement. In addition to the foregoing, and all other rights and remedies available to SoftwareProjects at law or in equity and notwithstanding anything in the Agreement to the contrary, in the event You breach any term of this Agreement, or Your account becomes dormant as defined in our Accounting Policy and/or has a negative balance, SoftwareProjects will have the right to immediately suspend or terminate Your Account and Your rights to access, use and/or otherwise participate in the SoftwareProjects Services. Upon such termination, You agree to immediately cease all use of the SoftwareProjects Services and SoftwareProjects intellectual property licensed in Section 8(b) of this Agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, SoftwareProjects shall have the right to immediately terminate Your access and use of the SoftwareProjects Services, or any portion thereof, in the event of any conduct which SoftwareProjects, in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable.
c. Following suspension or termination of an account or retaining of funds pursuant to this Section 5, SoftwareProjects will review Your account in a manner determined by SoftwareProjects in its sole discretion. You agree to cooperate with this review if asked. If the review concludes that there is a reasonable basis to believe misconduct has occurred, You agree that SoftwareProjects may retain funds in Your SoftwareProjects account as liquidated damages and/or for the benefit of SoftwareProjects or third parties affected by the misconduct. You acknowledge and agree that such liquidated damages: (a) are not a penalty, and (b) are reasonable and not disproportionate to such presumed damages to SoftwareProjects.
d. SoftwareProjects may temporarily withhold any portion of the funds in Your SoftwareProjects account if SoftwareProjects, in its sole discretion, determines such action is necessary to secure payment for, performance of, and/or assurances regarding any liabilities, obligations, or indebtedness You may have incurred with SoftwareProjects or any other Person.
6. EMAIL, TEXT MESSAGES AND TELEMARKETING.
If You send, or cause to be sent any emails in connection with the direct or indirect Promotion or sale of any Product and/or Your use of the SoftwareProjects Services, then You agree, acknowledge, represent and warrant that all such Emails shall be in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding the use of electronic messages, including without limitation the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act ("CAN-SPAM Act") and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") (Information on these laws can be found at http://www.ftc.gov/spam/ and http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/childrens.html).
a. You shall not directly or indirectly exploit documented or undocumented security holes on any client or server machine, or obtain email addresses via automated means or send any email to any address which was obtained via automated means or the use of spyware, viruses, or other means of bypassing system security or invading consumer privacy.
b. You may not, directly or indirectly, send, initiate or procure the sending of any text message, or use or procure the use of any telemarketing activities, to Promote or sell Products, unless You have received prior written approval from SoftwareProjects. If You receive such approval and You send, or cause to be sent, any text messages or use or procure telemarketing activities in connection with the direct or indirect Promotion or sale of any Product and/or Your use of the SoftwareProjects Services, then You represent and warrant that all such text messages or calls will be in full-compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations that apply to sending electronic messages and using telemarketing activities, including without limitation regulations issued by the FTC, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC"), the CAN-SPAM Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") and state laws regarding anti-spam, text messages and Do-Not-Call Registries (Information on these laws can be found at http://transition.fcc.gov/cgb/policy/TCPA-Rules.pdf, http://www.fcc.gov/guides/spam-unwanted-text-messages-and-email, and http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/childrens.html).
7. API REQUIREMENTS
Your use of SoftwareProjects's Application Programming Interface ("API") is subject to the API Terms of Service.
8. SOFTWAREPROJECTS'S IP RIGHTS.
. Except as set forth in Section 8(b) below, You may not use SoftwareProjects's name, trademarks, service marks or any other IP Right of SoftwareProjects in any manner whatsoever to suggest association or affiliation with or endorsement by SoftwareProjects without the express prior written consent of SoftwareProjects, which SoftwareProjects may withhold at its sole discretion. Promotional use of images or reproductions of payment checks issued by SoftwareProjects without the express, written consent of SoftwareProjects is prohibited.
a. Subject to the following terms and conditions, during the term of this Agreement SoftwareProjects grants You a limited, revocable license to use SoftwareProjects's name: (i) as a watermark, Internet search engine description, keyword, search term or seeding element with any Internet search engines or keyword-triggered advertising programs; (ii) in metatags or hidden text (iii) as a sub domain or second or third level domain name identifier; (iv) to identify Products or (v) in connection with Promotions.
1. SoftwareProjects may revoke the foregoing license and/or provide restrictions upon Your use of SoftwareProjects's name, including requiring the use of such disclaimers as SoftwareProjects may provide, in connection with Your use of SoftwareProjects's name, at anytime and for any reason in SoftwareProjects's sole discretion.
2. Failure to comply with any restrictions imposed by SoftwareProjects upon Your use of SoftwareProjects's name or failure by You to immediately cease all use of SoftwareProjects's name if so instructed by SoftwareProjects shall constitute (1) a breach of the limited license set forth in this Section 8(b); and (2) a breach of this Agreement. In such case, SoftwareProjects reserves the right to pursue any and all remedies available to it at law or in equity.
3. You may not use or display SoftwareProjects's name in any manner to disparage SoftwareProjects or the SoftwareProjects Services.
b. Notwithstanding the limited revocable license set forth in Section 8(b) above, as between the parties, SoftwareProjects shall be and remain the sole owner of all right, title and interest in and to the SoftwareProjects Services (including, without limitation, all IP Rights therein) and any other IP Rights, materials or other properties owned, licensed or controlled by SoftwareProjects, and You hereby assign to SoftwareProjects all right, title and interest You may be deemed to have therein. All rights not specifically granted to You under this Agreement are expressly reserved by SoftwareProjects.
9. CONFIDENTIALITY & NON-DISCLOSURE OBLIGATIONS.
In connection with this Agreement, SoftwareProjects may disclose to You and/or You may otherwise receive or have access to sensitive, confidential, and/or proprietary information of SoftwareProjects (collectively, "Confidential Information"), including, but not limited to (a) the identities of other Vendors or Affiliates of SoftwareProjects (collectively, "SoftwareProjects Clients"); (b) physical and data security information; (c) technical data; and/or (d) know-how or business information relating to business processes, methods, or marketing strategies. Except as required to perform Your obligations under and in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, You shall not (i) disclose the Confidential Information to any Person, or (ii) use the Confidential Information (whether for Your own benefit or the benefit of any other Person), without the express prior written consent of SoftwareProjects. You may not use any Confidential Information for the purpose of soliciting, or to permit others to solicit, SoftwareProjects Clients to subscribe to any other services or promote the sale of any products which compete, either directly or indirectly, with SoftwareProjects or the SoftwareProjects Services, including without limitation the functionality offered by SoftwareProjects. You agree and acknowledge that SoftwareProjects may be required to provide to governmental agencies or other third parties information in its possession regarding You or the business You conduct with SoftwareProjects.
10. EXPORT CONTROL.
You acknowledge and agree to comply with all applicable export Laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Act, the Arms Export Control Act, the International Economic Emergency Powers Act, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and regulations issued pursuant to these and other U.S. Laws. You hereby represent and warrant that any Product Promoted, offered and/or provided by You via the SoftwareProjects Services is approved for export from the United States without additional authorization or licensing from the U.S. government. Should the export authorization status of Your Products change, You must immediately notify SoftwareProjects in writing. Information on U.S. export control regulations can be found on the Commerce Department's website at http://www.bis.doc.gov, the State Department's website at http://www.pmddtc.state.gov and the U.S. Treasury Department's website at http://www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/index.shtml.
11. REQUIRED PERMITS.
It is your sole responsibility to obtain and maintain all applicable licenses and permits required for the operation of Your business.
12. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
You represent, acknowledge and warrant that:
a. You may not: (i) frame, copy or mirror any content forming part of the SoftwareProjects Services; (ii) reverse engineer the SoftwareProjects Services or otherwise attempt to derive its source materials; (iii) access the SoftwareProjects Services for the purpose of (A) building a competitive product or service, or (B) copy any features, functions or graphics of the SoftwareProjects Services; (iv) interfere with or disrupt the SoftwareProjects Services or any data contained therein; (v) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the SoftwareProjects Services, its related systems or networks; or (vi) use the SoftwareProjects Services for any unlawful purpose or in violation of the rights of any Person.
To the fullest extent permitted by Law, You agree that
In the event a third party makes any demand or complaint, or commences any action or files any claim whatsoever ("Claim") in connection with Your use of the SoftwareProjects Services, Your Products, Your Promotions or use of the Vendor Spotlight, You shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless SoftwareProjects, its related parties and affiliates, and its officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents, licensors, attorneys, heirs, successors, and assignees (the "SoftwareProjects Parties"), from and against any and all damages, liabilities, claims or costs (including the costs of investigation, defense, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) ("Losses") incurred by any SoftwareProjects Party as a result of such Claim, regardless of whether such Losses are direct, incidental, consequential, punitive or statutory.
a. Upon receiving notice of a Claim for which SoftwareProjects is entitled to indemnification by You, SoftwareProjects shall provide You with written notification and the opportunity to assume sole control over the defense or settlement of the Claim and reasonable assistance to settle and/or defend the Claim at Your sole expense; provided, however, that (i) any settlement which would impose a non-monetary obligation on and/or admission or finding of liability or wrongdoing by SoftwareProjects will require SoftwareProjects's prior written consent; (ii) the failure to provide timely notice, control, or assistance shall not relieve You of Your indemnification obligations; and (iii) SoftwareProjects may have its own counsel present at and participating in all proceedings or negotiations relating to a Claim, at SoftwareProjects's own expense, unless You fail or refuse to secure legal counsel to defend any Claim in a timely manner, in which case You shall pay all expenses related to SoftwareProjects's use of such counsel.
b. In the event that SoftwareProjects incurs costs, attorneys' fees or other expenses responding to any complaint other than a Claim, in connection with or in relation to Your Products or Promotions, including copyright infringement complaints under the DMCA, SoftwareProjects reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to recover such costs and expenses by deducting a reasonable, commensurate amount from any monies owed to You by SoftwareProjects up to a maximum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per event. In the event that SoftwareProjects incurs any Losses relating to Your violation of SoftwareProjects's Email/Text Message/Telemarketing policy, as set forth in Section 6 above, SoftwareProjects reserves the right, in its sole discretion, first to recover such Losses by deducting a reasonable, commensurate amount from any monies owed to You by SoftwareProjects up to a maximum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) per event. You understand and agree that the remedies set forth above are not exhaustive and that SoftwareProjects retains all rights to indemnification described herein. You authorize SoftwareProjects to make, and release SoftwareProjects from any liability in connection with, any such deductions.
14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY SOFTWAREPROJECTS PARTY, OR ITS HEIRS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF, RESULTING FROM, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT AND/OR ANY (A) USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWAREPROJECTS SERVICES, (B) PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND/OR USE OF THE SOFTWAREPROJECTS SERVICES, (C) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (D) INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SOFTWAREPROJECTS SERVICES, AND/OR (E) BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SOFTWAREPROJECTS SERVICES, WHETHER OR NOT SOFTWAREPROJECTS IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY, THE MAXIMUM CUMULATIVE AND AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF SOFTWAREPROJECTS FOR ALL COSTS, LOSSES OR DAMAGES FROM CLAIMS ARISING UNDER OR RELATED IN ANY WAY TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, SHALL NOT EXCEED AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE TOTAL AMOUNTS DUE AND PAYABLE BY SOFTWAREPROJECTS TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR THE MONTH IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE UPON WHICH SUCH DAMAGES ACCRUE. THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY HEREIN IS A FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN AND REFLECTS A FAIR ALLOCATION OF RISK. THE SOFTWAREPROJECTS SERVICES, AND ANY SERVICES OR INFORMATION OFFERED THROUGH THE SOFTWAREPROJECTS SERVICES, WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS AND YOU AGREE THAT THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND DISCLAIMERS SPECIFIED HEREIN WILL SURVIVE AND APPLY EVEN IF FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, YOU AGREE THAT THE LIABILITY OF SOFTWAREPROJECTS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH JURISDICTION.
15. NO GUARANTEE OF VALIDITY
SoftwareProjects does not endorse, approve, or certify any information provided on or through the SoftwareProjects Services, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of such information. Information provided on or through the SoftwareProjects Services may or may not be current as of the date of Your access, and SoftwareProjects has no duty to update and maintain such information. Additionally, the information provided on or through the SoftwareProjects Services may be changed periodically without prior notice. All content provided on or through the SoftwareProjects Services is provided "AS IS." Use of such information is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, and timeliness.
16. NO PROFESSIONAL ADVICE.
SoftwareProjects provides professional information (for example, financial or compliance) for informational purposes only, which should not be construed as legal or accounting advice. You should seek independent professional advice from a person who is licensed and/or knowledgeable in the applicable area before acting upon any information, fact or opinion provided on or through the SoftwareProjects Services. You understand that SoftwareProjects employees, representatives, and/or agents do not provide advice pursuant to the authority of professional certifications or licenses and You will not treat information provided by our employees, representatives, and/or agents as such. You further understand that by receiving information, facts or opinions on or through the SoftwareProjects Services, You are not entering into a relationship with SoftwareProjects or its employees, representatives and/or agents that entitles You to client privileges that may be associated with any professional certifications or licenses.
YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR DECISION TO USE THE SOFTWAREPROJECTS SERVICES. THE SOFTWAREPROJECTS SERVICES AND ALL RELATED SERVICES ARE OFFERED "AS IS" AND SOFTWAREPROJECTS DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NEITHER SOFTWAREPROJECTS NOR ITS RELATED PARTIES AND AFFILIATES ENDORSE OR ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION, FACT OR OPINION PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SOFTWAREPROJECTS SERVICES.
18. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Governing Law; Dispute Resolution, Attorneys' Fees. You agree that Malta law will govern this Agreement and that any action, suit, proceeding, or claim arising out of or related to this Agreement must be brought exclusively in federal or state courts located in Malta. You hereby submit to the in personam jurisdiction and venue of such courts and waive any objection based on inconvenient forum. You agree to indemnify SoftwareProjects for all of its reasonable attorneys' fees and costs incurred as a result of any action, suit, proceeding or claim brought by You or SoftwareProjects in which SoftwareProjects is found to be the prevailing party. YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION, SUIT, PROCEEDING, CLAIM OR COUNTERCLAIM ARISING UNDER OR IN RELATION TO THIS AGREEMENT.
a. English is Governing Language. This Agreement is in English and all disputes between the parties shall be resolved in English. You understand and acknowledge that any foreign language services provided by SoftwareProjects are for informational purposes only and it is Your obligation to obtain independent legal advice at Your own expense to ensure You understand the terms of this Agreement.
b. Our Relationship. This Agreement does not create any relationship of principal and agent, partners, joint venturers, employer and employee, fiduciary or similar relationship between the parties. You are prohibited from making any promise, warranty or representation on behalf of SoftwareProjects or obligating SoftwareProjects in any way. You may not represent to any person that You are the agent of SoftwareProjects, or are authorized to act on its behalf.
c. Assignment. SoftwareProjects may freely assign or transfer any or all of the rights and obligations described in this Agreement. You may not assign this Agreement or any of Your rights and duties hereunder without the prior written consent of SoftwareProjects. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.
d. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is determined by a court to be unenforceable or invalid, the validity of the remaining parts, terms or provisions shall not be affected by that determination, and such court shall substitute a provision that is legal and enforceable and is as close to the intentions underlying the original provision as possible.
e. Publicity. You may not issue or make any publicity release (including press releases and advertising or solicitation materials) or other public statement: (i) relating to this Agreement; (ii) using SoftwareProjects's name or referencing the SoftwareProjects Services; or (iii) suggesting or implying any endorsement by SoftwareProjects of You and/or any Products without the prior written approval of SoftwareProjects, which SoftwareProjects may withhold in its sole discretion.
f. Entire Agreement; Amendment. This Agreement constitutes the complete and exclusive agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof. It supersedes all prior proposals, understandings and all other agreements, oral and written, between the parties relating to this subject matter. SoftwareProjects reserves the right to amend this Agreement at any time. When SoftwareProjects amends this Agreement, SoftwareProjects shall make reasonable efforts to provide You with general, not specific, notice of such changes by posting a conspicuous announcement at http://www.SoftwareProjects.com that such changes or amendments have occurred and identifying which particular provisions have changed. Such announcement shall be maintained for no less than 30 days following the effective date of such amendment. Your continued use of the SoftwareProjects Services, following the posting of such amendment will signify and be deemed Your assent to and acceptance of the revised Agreement. You agree that You have the burden to review periodically http://www.SoftwareProjects.com to inform Yourself of any such changes.
g. Waiver. The waiver or failure by SoftwareProjects to exercise any right provided for herein will not be deemed a waiver of any further right hereunder. The rights and remedies of SoftwareProjects set forth in this Agreement are cumulative and are in addition to any rights or remedies SoftwareProjects may otherwise have at law or equity, except with respect to any sole and exclusive remedies expressly provided for herein.
h. Equitable Actions. You acknowledge and agree that any breach or threatened breach of this Agreement may cause immediate and irreparable harm to SoftwareProjects which would not be adequately compensated by monetary damages and that SoftwareProjects may seek injunctive relief, specific performance, and/or other equitable relief as a remedy for any such breach or anticipated breach without the necessity of posting a bond or other security. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, any such relief may be sought in the state or federal courts of the State of Malta or any other court of competent jurisdiction anywhere in the world (at SoftwareProjects's sole discretion), and, You hereby consent to the jurisdiction of any such court and waive any objection to venue laid therein. Any such relief shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any appropriate relief in the way of monetary damages.
i. Force Majeure. You nor SoftwareProjects shall be responsible for delays or failures in performance resulting from acts of God, strikes, lockouts, riots, acts of war and terrorism, embargoes, boycotts, changes in governmental regulations, epidemics, fire, communication line failures, power failures, earthquakes, other disasters or any other reason where failure to perform is beyond the control of, and not caused by, the non-performing party.
j. Notices. Any notice, request, approval, authorization, consent, demand or other communication required or permitted pursuant to this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed given on the earliest of: (i) actual receipt, irrespective of the method of delivery; (ii) the time of transmission from SoftwareProjects if sent via email, as date stamped by SoftwareProjects's systems; (iii) on the delivery day following dispatch if sent by express mail (or similar next day air courier service); or (iv) on the sixth (6th) day after mailing by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid and addressed to the last address provided by a party.
k. Headings/Interpretation. The section headings are for convenience only and shall not control or affect the meaning or construction of any provision of this Agreement.
l. Survival. Sections 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 shall survive termination of this Agreement.