Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, license to access and use the Service solely on a server controlled by COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE and solely for your own purposes. The license granted herein is expressly conditioned on your continued compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Restrictions on License Grant
Your use of the Service is limited to the scope of the license granted in this Agreement and this Agreement does not permit you to use the Service other than as provided herein. You acknowledge that the Service constitutes valuable trade secrets and/or the confidential information of COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE or its licensors. You acknowledge and agree that except as otherwise authorized under this Agreement or otherwise specified in writing between the parties:
- You shall not license, sublicense, sell, resell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, grant a security interest in, or otherwise transfer any rights to, or commercially exploit, the Service or any information, documents, software, products and services contained or made available to you in the course of using the Service (the “Content”) or use the Service to run or as part of a service bureau, outsourced, or managed services arrangement;
- You shall not republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute the Service or the Content in any way;
- You shall not modify, translate, alter, adapt, decompile, disassemble (except to the extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction), reproduce, distribute or display, or create derivative works, compilations or collective works based on the Service or the Content;
- You shall not knowingly or negligently permit other individuals or entities to use or copy the Service, or create Internet "links" to the Service or "frame" or "mirror" the Service on any other server or wireless or Internet-based device;
- You shall not access the Service to (a) build a competitive product or service, (b) build a product using similar ideas, features, functions or graphics of the Service, (c) copy any ideas, features, functions or graphics of the Service, (d) monitor its availability, performance or functionality, or (e) for any other benchmarking or competitive purposes;
- You shall not access the Service if you sell or provide any service, software, or product that may compete with COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE's services, software, or products (a "Competitor");
- You shall not attempt to use or gain unauthorized access to data, accounts, hosts, systems or networks of COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE or any of its customers or suppliers, or those of any other party; breach the security of another user or system, or attempt to circumvent the user authentication or security of any host, network, or account, including, without limitation, accessing data not intended for you or logging into or making use of a server or account you are not expressly authorized to access;
- You shall not attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system, account or network of COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE or any of its customers or suppliers, any COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE product or service, or those of any other party;
- You shall not interfere, or any attempt to interfere, with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail-bombing, flooding, and attempting to deliberately overload the system or distribute programs that "crack," or make unauthorized changes to, the software;
- You shall not forge any TCP-IP packet header or any part of any header information, falsify, alter or remove address information or other modification of e-mail headers; collect responses from unsolicited bulk messages, falsify references to COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE or the Service, by name or other identifier, in messages; impersonate any person or entity, engage in sender address falsification, forge anyone else's digital or manual signature, or perform any other similar fraudulent activity;
- You shall not restrict, inhibit, or otherwise interfere with the ability of any other person, regardless of intent, purpose or knowledge, to use or enjoy the Service (except for tools for safety and security functions), including, without limitation, posting or transmitting any information or software which contains a worm, virus, or other harmful feature, or generating levels of traffic sufficient to impede others' ability to use, send, or retrieve information;
- You shall not restrict, inhibit, interfere with, or otherwise disrupt or cause a performance degradation, regardless of intent, purpose or knowledge, to the Service or any COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE (or COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE supplier) host, server, backbone network, node or service, or otherwise cause a performance degradation to any COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE (or COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE supplier) facilities used to deliver the Service;
- You shall not create or use any program, tags, markers, bots, mousetraps, highjackers or other similar computer routines or sub-routines to automatically access or manipulate the Service; and
- You shall not knowingly use the Service to: (i) send spam or otherwise duplicative or unsolicited messages in violation of applicable laws; or (ii) send or store infringing, obscene, threatening, libelous, or otherwise unlawful or tortious material, including material harmful to children or violative of third party privacy rights.
Because of the difficulty associated with quantifying damages, in addition to any other damages to which COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE may be entitled, if actual damages cannot be reasonably calculated then you agree to pay COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE liquidated damages of $250 for each violation of this Section 2 or the maximum liquidated damages permitted under law, whichever is greater; otherwise you agree to pay COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE's actual damages, to the extent such actual damages can be reasonably calculated.
You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national and foreign laws, treaties and regulations in connection with your use of the Service, including those related to data privacy, international communications and the transmission of technical or personal data. You are also solely and exclusively responsible for providing and maintaining all computer hardware, telephone and other equipment necessary to operate the licensed Service and the internet service required to access the Service over the Internet. COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE shall have no responsibility for the procurement, operation or compatibility of your hardware or capabilities of your internet service provider.
Where use of the Service is contingent on accessing an "account" and/or inserting a "user-identification" and/or "password", you agree that you will be solely responsible for the user-ids and passwords that are provided to you (as such passwords may be changed from time to time in accordance with features of the Service) to log-in to the password protected Service. If non-authorized individuals have access to your systems or to your users' user-id and password, they may be able to use the Service. You and your users shall keep any correspondence you receive relating to or through the use of the Service (including, but not limited to, your user-id, passwords, and other registration or sign-in information) confidential and in a safe place and not disclose it to any third party. You will be responsible and liable for all communications and actions that take place through the use of your user-ids, including without limitation, any actions that occur without your authorization. Accordingly, it is your responsibility to take appropriate actions immediately if any password has been stolen, leaked, compromised or otherwise used without proper consent. You shall: (i) notify COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE immediately of any unauthorized use of any password or account or any other known or suspected breach of security; (ii) report to COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE immediately and use reasonable efforts to stop immediately any copying or distribution of Content that is known or suspected by you; (iii) notify COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE when you no longer require access to the Service; and (v) keep all of your profile information current.
Intellectual Property Ownership
All right, title and interest in the Service and the Site, including technology and trade secrets embodied therein and any Content or developments created or provided in connection with or related to the Service and the Site, including all copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trade dress and other proprietary rights, and any derivative works thereof, shall belong solely and exclusively to COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE or its licensors, and you shall have no rights whatsoever in any of the foregoing. You acknowledge that the Service constitutes a valuable trade secret and/or is the confidential information of COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE or its licensors. Nothing in this Agreement or otherwise will be deemed to grant to you an ownership interest in the Service, in whole or in part. All Content and materials included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, information, data, forms, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material, and software (the "Works") are the property of COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE or its content suppliers and is protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. All Works are copyrighted as individual works and as a collective work under the U.S. copyright laws (17 U.S.C. Section 101, et. seq.) and international treaty provisions, and COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement thereof. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, adapt, translate, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the Works, in whole or in part. Any use other than as contemplated herein, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, adaptations, translation, republication, display, or performance, of the Works, except as specifically permitted herein, is strictly prohibited. You understand and acknowledge that unauthorized disclosure, use or copying of the proprietary products and services provided pursuant to this Agreement may cause COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE and its licensors irreparable injury, which may not be remedied at law, and you agree that COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE and its licensors' remedies for breach of this Agreement may be in equity by way of injunctive or other equitable relief.
The COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE name and logo, the COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE name and logo, and other related names, design marks, product names, feature names and related logos are trademarks of COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE and may not be used, copied or imitated, in whole or in part, without the express prior written permission of COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE. In addition, the look and feel of the Service (including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts) constitutes the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE and may not be copied imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the express prior written permission of COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE.
Term; Termination; Suspension of Service
The term of this Agreement commences on your first use of the Service and continues through any subsequent use of the Service thereafter. Any unauthorized use of the Service will be deemed a material breach of this Agreement. COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account or use of the Service if you breach or otherwise fail to comply with this Agreement or COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE's then-current payment or refund policies. In addition, COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE may terminate a free account at any time in its sole discretion. If Service is suspended, whether for non-payment or any other reason, in order to reinstate service, you must re-subscribe to the Service, including the payment of any fees required to be paid by a new subscriber.
Representations & Warranties
Each party represents and warrants that it has the legal power and authority to enter into this Agreement. You represent and warrant that you have not falsely identified yourself nor provided any false information to gain access to the Service. 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 to these terms and conditions, in which case the terms "you" or "your" shall refer to such entity. If you do not have such authority, you must immediately stop using the Service.
You shall defend, indemnify and hold COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, costs, judgments, charges and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of or relating to any act or omission by you with respect to (i) your use of the Service or (ii) your breach or violations of this Agreement.
Disclaimer of Warranties
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT, (A) THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED "AS-IS" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS", AND, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE, INCLUDING ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, LICENSORS, SUBCONTRACTORS, DISTRIBUTORS, SERVICES PARTNERS, AGENTS AND MARKETING PARTNERS) AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE PARTY(IES)") DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SERVICE, OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND ACCURACY AND NON-INTERFERENCE; (B) NEITHER COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE NOR ANY COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE PARTY WARRANTS THAT (i) THE SERVICE IS OR WILL BE SECURE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, UNINTERRUPTED, WITHOUT ERROR, OR FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR OTHER PROGRAM LIMITATIONS, (ii) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) ANY ERRORS IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED; (C) YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION OF PROBLEMS CAUSED BY VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, UNLESS SUCH ERRORS OR VIRUSES ARE THE DIRECT RESULT OF COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE'S GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT; (D) COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE AND THE COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE PARTIES, JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY, DISCLAIM AND MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE ACCURACY, QUALITY, RELIABILITY, SUITABILITY, COMPLETENESS, TRUTHFULNESS, USEFULNESS, OR EFFECTIVENESS OF THE FORMS, DATA, REPORTS, RESULTS OR OTHER INFORMATION OBTAINED, GENERATED OR OTHERWISE RECEIVED BY YOU FROM ACCESSING AND/OR USING THE SERVICE OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, AND (E) USE OF THE SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND NEITHER COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE NOR ANY OF THE COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE PARTIES SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY THEREFOR.
Interruption of Service
YOU AGREE THAT THE OPERATION AND AVAILABILITY OF THE SYSTEMS USED FOR ACCESSING AND INTERACTING WITH THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, THE PUBLIC TELEPHONE, COMPUTER NETWORKS AND THE INTERNET OR TO TRANSMIT INFORMATION, WHETHER OR NOT SUPPLIED BY YOU OR COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE, CAN BE UNPREDICTABLE AND MAY, FROM TIME TO TIME, INTERFERE WITH OR PREVENT THE ACCESS TO AND/OR THE USE OR OPERATION OF THE SERVICE. NEITHER COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE NOR ANY OF THE COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE PARTIES SHALL BE LIABILE FOR ANY INTERFERENCE WITH OR PREVENTION OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND/OR USE OF THE SERVICE.
Limitation of Liability
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THIS AGREEMENT, IN NO EVENT WHATSOEVER SHALL COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS, LOST TIME OR GOOD WILL, EVEN IF COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU BY THIRD PARTIES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE MAXIMUM CUMULATIVE LIABILITY OF COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE AND/OR THIS AGREEMENT, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF THE PAYMENTS MADE TO COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE FOR THE SPECIFIC SERVICE(S) GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIM IN THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRIOR TO SUCH CLAIM. NO ACTION, REGARDLESS OF FORM, ARISING FROM OR PERTAINING TO THE SERVICE MAY BE BROUGHT BY YOU MORE THAN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER SUCH ACTION HAS ACCRUED. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THESE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY EVEN IF THE REMEDIES FAIL THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE AND THAT, WITHOUT THESE LIMITATIONS, YOU WOULD HAVE PAID A HIGHER FEE FOR THE SERVICE PROVIDED HEREUNDER. Certain states and/or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental, consequential or certain other types of damages, so the exclusions set forth above may not apply to you.
COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE may give notice by means of a general notice via the Service, electronic mail to your e-mail address on record in COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE's account information, or by written communication sent by first class mail or pre-paid post to your address on record in COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE's account information. Such notice shall be deemed to have been given upon the expiration of 48 hours after mailing or posting (if sent by first class mail or pre-paid post) or 12 hours after sending (if sent by email). You may give notice to COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE (such notice shall be deemed given when received by COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE) at any time by any of the following: letter sent by confirmed facsimile to COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE at the following fax number: (512) 473-2560; letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service or first class postage prepaid mail to Compliance Alliance, 203 W. 10th Street, Austin, TX 78701.
Modification to Terms
COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions of this Agreement or its policies relating to the Service at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of this Agreement on the Service. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Agreement. Continued use of the Service after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.
Assignment; Change in Control
This Agreement may not be assigned by you without the prior written approval of COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE but may be assigned without your consent by COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE to any party acquiring all or any part of COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE's assets. Any actual or proposed change in control of you that results or would result in a Competitor of COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE directly or indirectly owning or controlling 50% or more of you shall entitle COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE to terminate this Agreement for cause immediately upon written notice.
Customer Communications; Disclosure
From time-to-time COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE may ask whether or not you wish to receive marketing and other non-critical Service-related communications. You may elect not to receive such communications at that time or opt-out of receiving such communications at any subsequent time by notifying COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE. Because the Service is a hosted, online application, COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE may need to notify all users of the Service (whether or not they have opted out as described above) of important announcements regarding the operation of the Service. COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE reserves the right to disclose that you are a user of the Service.
- This Agreement shall be governed by Texas law and controlling United States federal law, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions of any jurisdiction or the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods, and any disputes, actions, claims or causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or the Service, with the exception of claims for injunctive relief, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Austin, Texas.
- Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of the Service must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.
- If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provisions shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the invalid or unenforceable provisions, with all other provisions remaining in full force and effect.
- It may be necessary for COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE to perform scheduled or unscheduled repairs, maintenance, or upgrades and such activities may temporarily degrade the quality of the Service or result in a partial or complete outage of the Service. COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE provides no assurance that you will receive advance notification of such activities or that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free. Any degradation or interruption in the Service shall not give rise to a refund or credit of any fees paid by you.
- No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE as a result of this agreement or use of the Service. The failure of COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE to enforce any right or provision in this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE in writing.
- Neither party shall be liable to the other party for any failure to perform any of its obligations (except payment obligations) under this Agreement during any period in which such performance is delayed by circumstances beyond its reasonable control including, but not limited to, fire, flood, war, embargo, strike, riot or the intervention of any governmental authority.
- If you have not entered into another agreement with COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE regarding the subject matter contained herein, then this Agreement comprises the entire agreement between you and COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions or agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties regarding such subject matter. However, if you and COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE have entered into another agreement regarding the subject matter set forth herein that is a written and signed agreement between you and COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE, then this Agreement should be read and interpreted in conjunction with such agreement and, in the event of a conflict between this Agreement and a written, signed agreement between the parties, the written, signed agreement shall govern and control.
Questions or Additional Information
If you have questions regarding this Agreement or wish to obtain additional information, please send an e-mail to Scott Daugherty or call COMPLIANCE ALLIANCE at (888) 353-3933.