Last Updated: 01. Januar 2020
This Subscriber Agreement (the “Agreement”) is entered into by and between controlex GmbH as owner of the GroupLotse brand (“GroupLotse”) and the organization agreeing to the terms of this Agreement (“Customer”). This Agreement shall be effective on the earliest of
• the date Customer clicks a button indicating its agreement with the terms of this Agreement;
• Customer entering into an Order Form or similar form referencing or otherwise incorporating this Agreement; or
• Customer’s use of the Service (the “Effective Date”). If you are entering into this Agreement on behalf of your organization, that organization is deemed to be the Customer and you represent that you have the power and authority bind that organization to this Agreement.
I. The Service
A. 1.1 Provision of the Service
GroupLotse shall make the Service purchased under an Order Form available to Customer pursuant to this Agreement during the applicable Subscription Term. The Service includes the features and functionality applicable to the version of the Service ordered by Customer. GroupLotse may update the content, functionality, and user interface of the Service from time to time in its sole discretion.
B. Access Rights
Customer has a non-exclusive, non-sublicenseable, non-transferable (except as specifically permitted in this Agreement) right to access and use the Service pursuant to this Agreement during the applicable Subscription Term, solely for Customer’s internal business purposes subject to the limitations set forth in the Order Form.
C. Usage Restrictions
Customer shall not
1. make the Service available to, or use any Service for the benefit of, anyone other than Customer and its Affiliates;
2. rent, sublicense, re-sell, assign, transfer, distribute, time share, or similarly exploit the Service;
3. reverse engineer, copy, modify, adapt, hack the Service, or otherwise attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service or its related systems or networks;
4. access the Service, the Documentation, or GroupLotse’s Confidential Information to build a competitive product or service;
5.alter or remove, or permit any third party to alter or remove, any proprietary trademark or copyright markings incorporated in, marked on, or affixed to the Service;
6. allow User Subscriptions to be shared or used by more than one individual User (except that User Subscriptions may be reassigned to new Users replacing individuals who no longer use the Service for any purpose, whether by termination of employment or other change in job status or function); or
7. access or use the Service:
• to send or store infringing, obscene, threatening, or otherwise unlawful material, including material violative of third-party privacy rights;
• in violation of applicable laws;
• to send or store material knowingly or intentionally containing software viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other harmful computer code, files, or scripts; or
• in a manner that interferes with or disrupts the integrity or performance of the Service (or the data contained therein).
D. Protection of Customer Data
GGroupLotse shall implement and maintain administrative, organizational, and technical safeguards designed for the protection, confidentiality, and integrity of Customer Data. If Customer Data includes personal data defined by EU Regulation 2016/679 (the General Data Protection Regulation or “GDPR”) and/or if such Customer Data is transferred outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland to any country not deemed by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data, the terms of the GroupLotse Data Processing Addendum shall apply to such personal data and be incorporated into this Agreement upon the execution and submission of the Data Processing Addendum by Customer to GroupLotse in accordance with its terms. GroupLotse’s Data Processing Addendum may be accessed at grouplotse.com/en/datenverarbeitung.
E. Administration of Customer’s Account
Customer acknowledges that it retains administrative control over to whom it grants access to Customer Data hosted in the Service. Customer is responsible for maintaining the security of its user account and password.
Customer is responsible for use of the Service and compliance with this Agreement. Customer is solely responsible for the accuracy, quality, legality, reliability, and appropriateness of all Customer Data. Customer shall ensure that it is entitled to transfer the relevant Customer Data to GroupLotse so that GroupLotse and its service providers may lawfully use, process, and transfer the Customer Data in accordance with this Agreement on Customer’s behalf. Customer shall promptly notify GroupLotse if it becomes aware of any unauthorized use of or access to Customer’s account or the Service.
GroupLotse may suspend the account of any Customer who
1. violates this Agreement or GroupLotse’s User Terms of Service;
2. is using the Service in a manner that GroupLotse reasonably believes may cause a security risk, a disruption to others’ use of the Service, or liability for GroupLotse.
H. Customer’s Use of Third Party Services
Customer need to install or enable third party services for use with the Service, such as online applicationsthat utilize the GroupLotse API in connection with Customer’s use of the Service (“Third Party Services”). Any acquisition and use by Customer of such Third Party Services is solely the responsibility of Customer and the applicable third party provider. Customer acknowledges that providers of such Third Party Services may have access to Customer Data in connection with the interoperation and support of such Third Party Services with the Service. To the extent Customer authorizes the access or transmission of Customer Data through a Third Party Service, GroupLotse shall not be responsible for any use, disclosure, modification, or deletion of such Customer Data or for any act or omission on the part of the third party provider or its service.
I. Trial Subscriptions
Customer may access a version of the Service on a trial basis (a “Trial”) subject to the terms of this Agreement; provided, however, the following additional terms shall apply to its Trial notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein:
1. GroupLotse shall have the right to terminate a Trial at any time and for any reason;
2. GroupLotse is providing the Service “as is” and makes no warranties (express or implied) of any kind with respect to the Service during the Trial; and
3. GroupLotse shall have no obligation to indemnify Customer.
A. By GroupLotse
GroupLotse warrants that during the applicable Subscription Term
1. the Service shall perform materially in accordance with the applicable Documentation; and
2. GroupLotse shall not materially decrease the functionality of the Service.
B. By Customer
Customer warrants that
1. this Agreement is legally binding upon it and enforceable in accordance with its terms; and
2. the transfer and processing of Customer Data under the Agreement is lawful.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SECTION, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, SERVICE, AND ALL RELATED COMPONENTS AND INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, AND GROUPLOTSE AND ITS AFFILIATES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT GROUPLOTSE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE. GROUPLOTSE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY RELATED TO DELAYS, DELIVERY FAILURES, INTERCEPTION, ALTERATION, OR OTHER DAMAGE RESULTING FROM MATTERS OUTSIDE OF ITS CONTROL, INCLUDING PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THE USE OF THE INTERNET, MOBILE AND PERSONAL COMPUTING DEVICES, TRANSMISSION OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS OVER THE INTERNET OR OTHER NETWORKS, AND THIRD PARTY HOSTING SERVICE PROVIDERS.
III. Fees and Payment
A. Subscription Fees
Customer’s Subscription fees are set forth in the applicable Order Form and are based on the version of the Service purchased. Customer shall pay all fees when due and is responsible for providing complete and accurate billing information to GroupLotse. If such fees are being paid via credit card or other electronic means, Customer authorizes GroupLotse to charge such fees using Customer’s selected payment method. Payment obligations are non-cancelable and fees paid are non-refundable unless otherwise provided herein. GroupLotse reserves the right to suspend Customer’s account, in addition to all of its other available rights and remedies, in the event that Customer’s account becomes overdue. Suspension shall not relieve Customer’s obligation to pay amounts due.
Customer agrees that its Subscription will automatically renew on an annual basis (the “Renewal Date”). Customer authorizes GroupLotse to automatically charge Customer for the applicable fees on or after the Renewal Date unless the Subscription has been terminated or cancelled in accordance with this Agreement. Customer must cancel its Subscription prior to the Renewal Date in order to avoid billing of the next period’s Subscription fees. Customer can cancel its Subscription anytime online by going into its account settings and following the instructions provided. If Customer chooses to cancel its Subscription during the Subscription Term, Customer may use the Service until the end of Customer’s then-current Subscription Term, but will not be issued a refund for the most recently (or any previously) charged fees.
Subscription fees are based on annual periods that begin on the Subscription start date and each annual or monthly anniversary thereof. Subscriptions to the Service are sold on a tiered basis based on the number of End Users. GroupLotse reserves the right to revise fee rates and/or the billable amount structure for the Service at any time and will provide Customer with notice pursuant to Section 11.4 below) of any such changes at least twenty (20) days prior. GroupLotse may charge Customer the then-current pricing for the applicable Subscription if Customer changes its Subscription plan.
Any fees charged to Customer are exclusive of taxes. Except for those taxes based on GroupLotse’s net income, Customer shall be responsible for all applicable taxes in connection with this Agreement including, but not limited to, sales, use, excise, value-added, goods and services, consumption, and other similar taxes or duties. Should any payment for the Service be subject to withholding tax by any government, Customer shall reimburse GroupLotse for such withholding tax.
E. Future Features and Functionality
Customer agrees that any purchases under this Agreement are not contingent on the delivery of any future feature or functionality or dependent on any oral or written public or private comments made by GroupLotse regarding future features or functionality. GroupLotse may release Improvements and other features and functionality in its discretion. Some features and functionality may be available only with certain versions of the Service.
F. Term and Termination
This Agreement commences on the Effective Date and shall remain in effect until all Subscriptions to the Service granted in accordance with this Agreement have expired or been terminated. Either party may terminate this Agreement if the other party:
1. is in material breach of this Agreement and fails to cure such breach within twenty (20) days following receipt of written notice from the non-breaching party, except that termination will take effect on notice in the event of a breach of Section I C (“Usage Restrictions”); or
2. ceases its business operations or becomes subject to insolvency proceedings and the proceedings are not dismissed within sixty (60) days. Upon expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason, all Subscriptions and any other rights granted to Customer under this Agreement shall immediately terminate, and GroupLotse may immediately deactivate Customer’s account(s) associated with the Agreement. In no event will any termination relieve Customer of the obligation to pay any fees accrued or payable to GroupLotse. The following sections shall survive expiration or termination of this Agreement: Sections I C (“Usage Restrictions”), II (“Warranties”), III A (“Subscription Fees”), III D (“Taxes”), IV (“Term and Termination”), V (“Confidentiality”), VI (“Intellectual Property Rights”), VII (“Indemnification”), VIII (“Liability”), IX (“Export Compliance”), X (“Use Outside the United States of America”), XI (“Miscellaneous”), and XII (“Definitions”).
A. Definition of Confidential Information
During the course of performance under this Agreement, each party may make available to the other party information that is not generally known to the public and at the time of disclosure is either identified as, or should reasonably be understood by the receiving party to be, proprietary or confidential (the “Confidential Information”). Confidential Information specifically includes, but is not limited to, the Service, any Order Form(s) entered into by the parties, Customer Data, Results, business plans, product plans and roadmaps, strategies, forecasts, projects and analyses, financial information and fee structures, business processes, methods and models, and technical documentation. Confidential Information does not include information that
1. is or becomes publicly available without breach of this Agreement by the receiving party;
2. was known to the receiving party prior to its disclosure by the disclosing party;
3. is or was independently developed by the receiving party without the use of any Confidential Information of the disclosing party; or
4. is or was lawfully received by the receiving party from a third party under no obligation of confidentiality.
B. Protection of Confidential Information
Except as otherwise expressly permitted under this Agreement, with the express prior written consent of the disclosing party, or as required by law, the receiving party will not disclose, transmit, or otherwise disseminate to a third party any Confidential Information of the disclosing party. The receiving party will use the same care and discretion with respect to the Confidential Information received from the disclosing party as it uses with its own similar information, but in no event less than a reasonable degree of care. The receiving party may disclose the disclosing party’s Confidential Information to its employees, Affiliates, consultants, subcontractors, agents, or advisors (“Representatives”) who have a strict need to access the Confidential Information for the purpose of performing under this Agreement and only to those who are obligated to maintain the confidentiality of such Confidential Information upon terms at least as protective as those contained in this Agreement. Either party may disclose the terms of this Agreement to potential parties to a bona fide fundraising, acquisition, or similar transaction solely for purposes of the proposed transaction, provided that any such potential party is subject to written non-disclosure obligations and limitations on use no less protective than those set forth herein.
C. Equitable Relief
The receiving party acknowledges that the remedy at law for breach of this Section V may be inadequate and that, in addition to any other remedy the disclosing party may have, it shall be entitled to seek equitable relief, including, without limitation, an injunction or injunctions (without the requirement of posting a bond, other security or any similar requirement or proving any actual damages), to prevent breaches or threatened breaches of this Section 5 by the receiving party or any of its Representatives and to enforce the terms and provisions of this Section 5 in addition to any other remedy to which the disclosing party is entitled at law or in equity.
D. Compelled Disclosure
The receiving party may access and disclose Confidential Information of the disclosing party if legally required to do so in connection with any legal or regulatory proceeding; provided, however, that in such event the receiving party will, if lawfully permitted to do so, notify the disclosing party within a reasonable time prior to such access or disclosure so as to allow the disclosing party an opportunity to seek appropriate protective measures. If the receiving party is compelled by law to access or disclose the disclosing party’s Confidential Information as part of a civil proceeding to which the disclosing party is a party, the disclosing party will reimburse the receiving party for the reasonable costs of compiling and providing secure access to such Confidential Information. Receiving party will furnish only that portion of the Confidential Information that is legally required to be disclosed, and any Confidential Information so disclosed shall maintain its confidentiality protection for all purposes other than such legally compelled disclosure.
E. Sensitive/Personal Information
Customer agrees that it shall not use the Service to send or store personal information subject to special regulatory or contractual handling requirements (e.g., Payment Card Industry Data Security Standardsor or data protection laws) including without limitation: credit card information, credit card numbers and magnetic stripe information, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers, government issued identification numbers, health-related information, biometric data, financial account information, personally identifiable information collected from children under the age of 13 or from online services directed toward children, and real time geo-location data which can identify an individual, or information deemed “sensitive” under applicable law (such as racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, or religious or philosophical beliefs).
VI. Intellectual Property Rights.
A. By Customer
Customer owns all right, title, and interest in and to Customer Confidential Information and Customer Data, including all related Intellectual Property Rights. Customer grants GroupLotse and its authorized third party service providers a worldwide, non-exclusive license to host, copy, access, process, transmit, and display Customer Data:
1. to maintain, provide, and improve the Service and perform under this Agreement;
2. to prevent or address technical or security issues and resolve support requests; or
3. at Customer’s direction or request or as permitted in writing by Customer.
B. By GroupLotse
GroupLotse owns and will continue to own all right, title, and interest, including all related Intellectual Property Rights, in and to its Confidential Information, Results, and the Service, including any enhancements, customizations, or modifications thereto. Where Customer purchases Professional Services hereunder, GroupLotse grants to Customer a non-sublicensable, non-exclusive license to use any reports and other materials developed by GroupLotse as a result of the Professional Services (“Results”) solely in conjunction with Customer’s authorized use of the Service and in accordance with this Agreement.
GroupLotse welcomes feedback from its customers about the Service and Professional Services. If Customer (including any End User) provides GroupLotse with any feedback or suggestions regarding the Service or Professional Services (“Feedback”), GroupLotse may use, disclose, reproduce, sublicense, or otherwise distribute and exploit the Feedback without restriction or any obligation to Customer or any End User provided that GroupLotse shall not identify Customer as the source of such Feedback.
A. By Customer
Customer shall defend GroupLotse, its Affiliates, and their employees, officers, and directors (together, the “GroupLotse Indemnified Parties”) from and against third party claims, actions, and demands arising from allegations that Customer Data, unauthorized use of the Service by Customer, or GroupLotse’s processing of data pursuant to Customer’s instructions infringes a third party’s Intellectual Property Right or privacy right (each, a “Claim Against GroupLotse”), and Customer shall indemnify and hold the GroupLotse Indemnified Parties harmless against any damages, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and costs finally awarded against GroupLotse Indemnified Parties as a result of, or for any amounts paid by the GroupLotse Indemnified Parties under a Customer-approved settlement of, a Claim Against GroupLotse.
B. By GroupLotse
GroupLotse shall defend Customer, its Affiliates, and their employees, officers, and directors (together the “Customer Indemnified Parties”) from and against third party claims, actions, and demands alleging that Customer’s authorized use of the Service infringes or misappropriates any copyright, trade secret, patent, or trademark right of that third party (each, a “Claim Against Customer”), and GroupLotse shall indemnify and hold the Customer Indemnified Parties harmless against any damages, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and costs finally awarded against Customer Indemnified Parties as a result of, or for any amounts paid by the Customer Indemnified Parties under an GroupLotse-approved settlement of, a Claim Against Customer; provided, however, in no event will GroupLotse have any obligations or liability under this Section VII B to the extent a Claim Against Customer arises from:
1. Customer or any End User’s use of the Service other than as permitted under this Agreement; or
2. use of the Service in a modified form or in combination with products, services, content, or data not furnished to Customer by GroupLotse.
C. Potential Infringement
If the Service becomes, or in GroupLotse’s reasonable judgment is likely to become, the subject of a claim of infringement, then GroupLotse may in its sole discretion:
1. obtain the right, at GroupLotse’s expense, for Customer to continue using the Service;
2. provide a non-infringing functionally equivalent replacement; or
3. modify the Service so that it is no longer infringing. If GroupLotse, in its sole and reasonable judgment, determines that none of the above options are commercially reasonable, then GroupLotse may suspend or terminate Customer’s use of the Service, in which case GroupLotse’s sole liability (in addition to its obligations under Section VII B) shall be to provide Customer with a prorated refund of any prepaid, unused fees applicable to the remaining portion of the Subscription Term. Sections VII B and VII C state GroupLotse’s sole liability and the Customer Indemnified Parties’ exclusive remedy for infringement claims.
D. Indemnification Process
The party seeking indemnification shall provide prompt notice to the indemnifying party concerning the existence of an indemnifiable claim and shall promptly provide the indemnifying party with all information and assistance reasonably requested and otherwise cooperate fully with the indemnifying party in defending the claim. Failure to give prompt notice shall not constitute a waiver of a party’s right to indemnification and shall affect the indemnifying party’s obligations under this Agreement only to the extent that the indemnifying party’s rights are materially prejudiced by such failure or delay. The indemnifying party shall have full control and authority over the defense of any claim; provided, however, that any settlement requiring the party seeking indemnification to admit liability or make any financial payment shall require such party’s prior written consent, not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed.
A. Limitation of Liability
EXCEPT FOR A PARTY’S INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS UNDER SECTION VII (“INDEMNIFICATION”), IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY’S OR ITS AFFILIATES’ AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY) EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID OR PAYABLE BY CUSTOMER HEREUNDER IN THE 12 MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE FIRST EVENT GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY.
B. Exclusion of Consequential and Related Damages
IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY OR ITS AFFILIATES HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO THE OTHER PARTY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR LOSS OF USE, OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY AND WHETHER OR NOT A PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
The provisions of this Section VIII allocate the risks under this Agreement between the parties, and the parties have relied on these limitations in determining whether to enter into this Agreement.
IX. Export Compliance
The Service may be subject to export laws and regulations of the Bundesrepublik Deutschland and other jurisdictions. Customer represents that it is not named on any German government denied-party list. Customer shall not use the Service to export, re-export, transfer, or make available, whether directly or indirectly, any regulated item or information to anyone outside the Bundesrepublik Deutschland in connection with this Agreement without first complying with all export control laws and regulations that may be imposed by the German Government and any country or organization of nations within whose jurisdiction Customer operates or does business.
X. Use Outside the European Union / Bundesrepublik Deutschland
The Service is controlled and operated by GroupLotse from its offices in the European Union / Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Except as explicitly set forth herein, GroupLotse makes no representations that the Services are appropriate for use in other jurisdictions. Those who access or use the Service from other jurisdictions do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with local laws. GroupLotse may offer services in other jurisdictions that are subject to different terms and conditions. In such instances, the terms and conditions governing those non-EU services shall take precedence over any conflicting provisions in this Agreement.
A. Governing Law; Venue
This Agreement and any disputes arising under it will be governed by the laws of the Bundesrepublik Deutschland without regard to its conflict of laws provisions, and each party consents to the personal jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in Duisburg. The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded.
B. Informal Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
The parties agree that most disputes can be resolved without resort to litigation. The parties agree to use their best efforts to settle any dispute directly through consultation with each other before initiating a lawsuit or arbitration. If, after good faith negotiations the parties are unable to resolve the dispute, the parties agree that any and all disputes arising out of or in any way relating to this Agreement, including without limitation its existence, validity or termination, shall be resolved according to German law and exclusively by binding arbitration before a single arbitrator atan arbitration court. The place of the arbitration will be Duisburg, Germany unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties. The arbitration will be conducted in German. The arbitrator shall provide detailed written findings of fact and conclusions of law in support of any award. The parties further agree that the arbitration shall be conducted in their individual capacities only and not as a class action or other representative action, and the parties expressly waive their right to file a class action or seek relief on a class basis. If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver set forth herein is void or unenforceable for any reason or that an arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then the portions of Section XI B mandating arbitration shall be deemed null and void in its entirety and the parties shall be deemed to have not agreed to arbitrate disputes. Customer may opt out and not be bound by the arbitration and class action waiver provisions by sending written notice to GroupLotse. The notice must be sent within thirty (30) days of the Effective Date of this Agreement between Customer and GroupLotse. If Customer opts out of arbitration, GroupLotse also will not be bound to arbitrate. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief as set forth in Section V C (“Equitable Relief”) above and to stop unauthorized use of the Service or infringement of Intellectual Property Rights. Disputes, claims, or controversies concerning either party’s Intellectual Property Rights or claims of piracy or unauthorized use of the Service shall not be subject to arbitration. The parties further agree that the prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce any right or provisions under this Agreement, including any arbitration or court proceedings, will be entitled to recover its reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees.
GroupLotse may give general notices related to the Service that are applicable to all customers by email, text, in-app notifications, or by posting them on the GroupLotse website or through the Service and such electronic notices shall be deemed to satisfy any legal requirement that such notices be made in writing. Other notices must be sent via email, first class, airmail, or overnight courier to the addresses of the parties provided herein or via an Order Form and are deemed given when received. Notices to GroupLotse must be sent to GroupLotse Legal at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to GroupLotse, Philosophenweg 31-33, 47051 Duisburg, Germany (z. Hd. Rechtsabteilung)
GroupLotse may include Customer’s name and logo in GroupLotse’s online customer list and in print and electronic marketing materials.
E. Beta Access
Customer may be invited to participate in review and testing of pre-release versions of new and beneficial tools and Service enhancements which may be identified to Customer as “alpha,” “beta,” “preview,” “pre-release,” “early access,” or “evaluation” product or services (collectively, the “Beta Tests” and such pre-release functionality, the “Beta Product”). Customer acknowledges and understands that its participation in Beta Tests is not required and is at Customer’s own risk, and that Beta Products are made available on an “as is” basis without warranties (express or implied) of any kind, and may be discontinued or modified at any time. Beta Products are for evaluation and testing purposes, not for production use, not supported, not subject to availability or security obligations, and may be subject to additional terms. GroupLotse shall have no liability for any harm or damage arising out of or in connection with Beta Products. The Beta Products, including without limitation Customer’s assessment of any Beta Product, are Confidential Information of GroupLotse.
F. Relationship of the Parties
The parties are and shall be independent contractors with respect to all services provided under this Agreement. This Agreement does not create a partnership, franchise, joint venture, agency, fiduciary, or employment relationship between the parties. There are no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement. Without limiting this Section, a Customer’s End Users are not third-party beneficiaries to Customer’s rights under this Agreement.
G. Force Majeure
GroupLotse shall not be liable for delayed or inadequate performance of its obligations hereunder to the extent caused by a condition that is beyond GroupLotse’s reasonable control, including but not limited to natural disaster, civil disturbance, acts of terrorism or war, labor conditions, governmental actions, interruption or failure of the Internet or any utility service, failures in third-party hosting services, and denial of service attacks (each a “Force Majeure Event”). GroupLotse shall be relieved from its obligations (or part thereof) as long as the Force Majeure Event lasts and hinders the performance of said obligations (or part thereof). GroupLotse shall promptly notify Customer and make reasonable efforts to mitigate the effects of the Force Majeure Event.
H. Severability; No Waiver
In the event that any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to any judicial decree or decision, such provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and remain enforceable between the parties. No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and a party’s failure to assert any right or provision under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
Neither this Agreement nor any of the rights and licenses granted under this Agreement may be transferred or assigned by either party without the other party’s express written consent (not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed); provided, however, that either party may assign this Agreement and all Order Forms under this Agreement upon written notice without the other party’s consent to an Affiliate or to its successor in interest in connection with a merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization, or sale of all or substantially all of its assets not involving a direct competitor of the non-assigning party. Any other attempt to transfer or assign this Agreement will be null and void. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their respective successors, and permitted assigns.
GroupLotse may revise this Agreement from time to time by posting the modified version on its website. If, in GroupLotse’s sole discretion, the modifications proposed are material, GroupLotse shall provide Customer with notice in accordance with Section 11.4 at least twenty (20) days prior to the effective date of the modifications being made. By continuing to access or use the Service after the posted effective date of modifications to this Agreement, Customer agrees to be bound by the revised version of the Agreement.
K. Entire Agreement
This Agreement, including all attachments, exhibits, addendums, and any Order Form(s) hereunder, constitutes the entire agreement between the parties concerning the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces any prior or contemporaneous representations, understandings and agreements, whether written or oral, with respect to its subject matter. The parties are not relying and have not relied on any representations or warranties whatsoever regarding the subject matter of this agreement, express or implied, except for the representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement. To the extent of any conflict or inconsistency between the provisions of the Agreement and any Order Form, the Agreement shall prevail. Notwithstanding any language to the contrary therein, no terms or conditions stated in a Customer purchase order, vendor onboarding process, web portal, or any other Customer order documentation shall be incorporated into or form any part of this Agreement, and all such terms or conditions shall be null and void.
This Agreement applies to you if:
1. you became a new customer or became a new customer on or after 1 January 2020;
2. you begin an GroupLotse trial that is subject to this Agreement; or
3. you click a button that confirms your acceptance of the terms of this agreement, or you fill out an order form or a similar form that relates to this agreement or otherwise integrates it.
“Affiliate” means any entity that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the subject entity. “Control,” for purposes of this definition, means either:
1. ownership or control of more than 50% of the voting interests of the subject entity; or
2. the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of an entity, whether through ownership, by contract, or otherwise.
B. Customer Data
“Customer Data” means information submitted by an User through the Service, including all associated messages, attachments, files, tasks, project names, team names, channels, conversations, and other similar content.
means GroupLotse’s then-current knowledge database, as updated from time to time, and made accessible from within the “Help” feature of the Service.
D. Intellectual Property Rights
“Intellectual Property Rights” means unpatented inventions, patent applications, patents, design rights, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, domain name rights, mask work rights, know-how and other trade secret rights, and all other intellectual property rights, derivatives thereof, and forms of protection of a similar nature anywhere in the world.
“Improvements” means new features, functionality, enhancements, upgrades, error corrections and bug fixes to the Service made generally available by GroupLotse at no additional charge.
F. Order Form
“Order Form” means an ordering document or an online order set forth in the Service interface entered into between Customer and GroupLotse (or Affiliates of either party) specifying the Service or Professional Services (if any) to be provided under this Agreement.
G. Professional Services
“Professional Services” means the customer success services provided by GroupLotse, as specified in the applicable Order Form.
“Service” means GroupLotse’s collaboration work management software as a service platform, including any Improvements, as described in the applicable Order Form.
“Subscription” means the access to the Service purchased by the Customer.
J. Subscription Term
“Subscription Term” means the period identified in the Order Form during which Customer’s End Users are permitted to use or access the Service pursuant to the terms set forth in this Agreement.