Terms and Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Definitions. As used in this Agreement:
“Boon Service” means the on-line service delivered by Boon to Customer using the Boon System as described in Exhibit A.
“Boon System” means the technology, including hardware and software, used by Boon to deliver the Boon Service to Customer.
“Confidential Information” means all information regarding a party’s business, including, without limitation, technical, marketing, financial, employee, planning, and other confidential or proprietary information, disclosed under this Agreement, that is clearly identified as confidential or proprietary at the time of disclosure or that the receiving party knew or should have known, under the circumstances, was considered confidential or proprietary. Customer Data is the Confidential Information of Customer. Confidential Information of Boon includes information derived from or concerning the Boon Service, the Boon System, the Documentation and the terms of this Agreement.
“Customer Data” means any documents, data, or information contained in any document, template or other similar file submitted by Customer through the Boon Service or provided by Customer to Boon as part of the Boon Service.
“Documentation” means any user manuals, handbooks, and online materials provided by Boon to Customer that describe the features, functionality or operation of the Boon System.
“Order Form” means a document, either physical or electronic, signed by both parties identifying the services to be made available by Boon pursuant to this Agreement.
Subscription to the Boon Service. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Boon hereby grants to Customer a non-sublicensable, non-transferable (except as provided in Section 11), non-exclusive subscription to access and use the Boon Service solely for Customer’s internal business purposes and not for resale or to provide services to third parties.
Support. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Boon shall use commercially reasonable efforts to (a) maintain the security of the Boon Service; and (b) provide the support services described in Exhibit A.
Customer’s Use of the Boon Service. Customer will not, and will not permit any other party to: (a) use the Boon Service to harvest, collect, gather or assemble information or data regarding other Boon customers without their consent; (b) access or copy any data or information of other Boon customers without their consent; (c) knowingly interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Boon Service or the data contained therein; (d) harass or interfere with another Boon customer’s use and enjoyment of the Boon Service; (f) reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile any component of the Boon System; (g) interfere in any manner with the operation of the Boon Service, or the Boon System or the hardware and network used to operate the Boon Service; (h) sublicense any of Customer’s rights under this Agreement, or otherwise use the Boon Service for the benefit of a third party or to operate a service bureau; (i) modify, copy or make derivative works based on any part of the Boon System; or (j) otherwise use the Boon Service in any manner that exceeds the scope of use permitted under Section 2.1.
Fees, Payment and Suspension of Services. Customer will pay Boon the fees for the Boon Service (“Fees”) in accordance with Exhibit A, and as otherwise required by a particular Order Form. Except as set forth in a particular Order Form, all Fees will be billed in advance on an annual basis and are due within thirty (30) days of receipt of invoice, unless otherwise agreed by the parties. All Fees owed by Customer in connection with this Agreement are exclusive of, and Customer shall pay, all sales, use, excise and other taxes and applicable export and import fees, customs duties and similar charges that may be levied upon Customer in connection with this Agreement, except for employment taxes and taxes based on Boon’s net income. Boon reserves the right (in addition to any other rights or remedies Boon may have) to discontinue the Boon Service and suspend Customer’s access to the Boon Service if any Fees set forth in Exhibit A are more than thirty (30) days overdue until such amounts are paid in full. Customer shall maintain complete, accurate and up-to-date Customer billing and contact information.
Boon System and Technology. Customer acknowledges that Boon retains all right, title and interest in and to the Boon System and all software and all Boon proprietary information and technology used by Boon or provided to Customer in connection with the Boon Service (the “Boon Technology”), and that the Boon Technology is protected by intellectual property rights owned by or licensed to Boon. Other than as expressly set forth in this Agreement, no license or other rights in the Boon Technology are granted to the Customer. Customer hereby grants Boon a royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sublicenseable, irrevocable, perpetual license to use or incorporate into the Boon Service any suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations or other feedback provided by Customer, including Users, relating to the Boon Service. Boon shall not identify Customer as the source of any such feedback.
Customer Data. Customer retains all right, title and interest in and to the Customer Data. Boon will only use Customer Data to provide the Boon Service; provided, that Boon may use information related to Customer’s use of the Boon Service in de-identified aggregated form to improve the Boon Service. Customer grants to Boon all licenses in and to such Customer Data as necessary for Boon to provide the Boon Service to Customer. Boon will not otherwise knowingly use or access any Customer Data unless authorized to do so by Customer. Customer will not provide, post or transmit any Customer Data that: (a) infringes, misappropriates or violates any intellectual property rights, publicity/privacy rights, law or regulation; (b) contains any viruses or programming routines intended to damage, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal or personally identifiable information; or (c) is deceptive, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or unlawful.
Term and Termination.
Term. The initial term of this Agreement will commence on the Effective Date and continue for one (1) year. This Agreement will renew for additional one (1) year terms unless either party gives written notice of non-renewal at least thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the then-current term. “Term” means collectively the initial term and each renewal term. Boon reserves the right to increase the Fees applicable to any renewal term upon written notice to Customer, provided, such notice is given at least sixty (60) days prior to such renewal term.
Termination. Either party may terminate this Agreement upon written notice if the other party materially breaches the Agreement and does not cure such breach (if curable) within thirty (30) days after written notice of such breach. Upon the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason, (a) any amounts owed to Boon under this Agreement will become immediately due and payable; and (b) each party will return to the other all property (including any Customer Data) of the other party. Boon agrees that upon expiration or termination of this Agreement, Boon will enable Customer to access the Customer Data for thirty (30) days. Thereafter, Boon will remove all Customer Data from the Boon System and all Customer access to the Boon Service will cease. Sections 1, 3, 4, 5.2, 8, 9, and 10 will survive the termination of this Agreement.
Professional Services. Boon will provide professional services in accordance with the terms and for the fees agreed upon by the parties as set forth in Exhibit B.
Limited Warranty. During the Term, Boon warrants that the Boon Service, when used as permitted by Boon and in accordance with the Documentation, will operate as described in the Documentation in all material respects. If Customer notifies Boon of any breach of the foregoing warranty, Boon shall, as Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy, provide the support services described in Exhibit A.
Disclaimer. Except as expressly provided in Section 7.1, and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law: (a) the Boon Service, Boon System and documentation are provided “as is” and “as available” and (b) Boon and its suppliers make no other warranties, express or implied, by operation of law or otherwise, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
By Boon. If any action is instituted by a third party against Customer based upon a claim that the Boon Service or Boon System, as delivered, infringes any third party’s intellectual property rights, Boon shall defend such action at its own expense on behalf of Customer and shall pay all damages attributable to such claim which are finally awarded against Customer or paid in settlement. If the Boon Service or Boon System is enjoined or, in Boon’s determination is likely to be enjoined, Boon may, at its option and expense (a) procure for Customer the right to continue using the Boon Service, (b) replace or modify the Boon System or Boon Service so that it is no longer infringing but continues to provide comparable functionality, or (c) terminate this Agreement and Customer’s access to the Boon Service and refund any amounts previously paid for the Boon Service attributable to the remainder of the then-current term. This Section sets forth the entire obligation of Boon and the exclusive remedy of Customer against Boon for any claim that the Boon Service infringes a third party’s intellectual property rights.
By Customer. If any action is instituted by a third party against Boon relating to Customer’s breach of Section 4.2, Customer will defend such action at its own expense on behalf of Boon and shall pay all damages attributable to such claim which are finally awarded against Boon or paid in settlement of such claim. This subsection states the sole and exclusive remedy of Boon and the entire liability of Customer for the claims and actions described herein.
Procedure. Any party that is seeking to be indemnified under the provision of this Section 9 (an “Indemnified Party”) must (a) promptly notify the other party (the “Indemnifying Party”) of any third-party claim, suit, or action for which it is seeking an indemnity hereunder (a “Claim”), and (b) give the Indemnifying Party the sole control over the defense of such Claim.
Limitation of Liability. to the extent permitted by law, in no event shall Boon or Customer be liable for special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages or lost profits in any way relating to this Agreement. Except for Customer’s payment obligations and each party’s indemnification obligations herein, in no event shall Boon’s or Customer’s aggregate, cumulative liability in any way relating to this Agreement exceed the amount of fees actually received by Boon from Customer during the twelve (12) months preceding the claim. the parties would not have entered into this agreement but for such limitations.
Boon may use Customer’s name and logo on Boon’s website and identify Customer as a customer of Boon. The terms of this Agreement are the confidential information of Boon, and Customer will not disclose such terms without Boon’s written consent. Neither party may assign any rights or obligations arising under this Agreement, without the prior written consent of the other; except that either party may assign this Agreement without consent of the other party in connection with a merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization, or sale of all or substantially all of its assets. Any attempted assignment or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void. Customer agrees that Boon may subcontract certain aspects of the Boon Service to qualified third parties, provided that any such subcontracting arrangement will not relieve Boon of any of its obligations hereunder. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of California, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. Excluding actions seeking solely equitable relief, any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be finally determined by binding arbitration administered by the Rules of AAA in San Francisco before one (1) arbitrator. Any notice under this Agreement must be given in writing to the other party at the address set forth above. Notices will be deemed to have been given upon receipt (or when delivery is refused) and may be (a) delivered personally, or (b) sent by recognized courier service. This Agreement and the exhibits attached hereto (as modified by the parties from time to time) is the entire understanding and agreement of the parties, and supersedes any and all previous and contemporaneous understandings. Only a writing signed by both parties may modify it. In the event that any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the valid or enforceable portion thereof and the remaining provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect. Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion. All waivers must be in writing. The parties to this Agreement are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, franchise, joint venture or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by this Agreement. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, which taken together shall form one legal instrument.
Boon Services, Fees, & Service Levels
Subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement, Boon will provide to Customer the following Boon Services:
1.1Boon Service. The Boon Service is an online employee referral platform that [enables customers to build an engaged referral culture through social integrations, matching tools and gamification]
(a)On-line Documentation is made available to Customer as part of the Boon Service.
(b)At Customer’s request and at no charge, Boon will provide an initial one hour training session to instruct Customer regarding the basics of accessing and using the Boon Service.
1.3Support: During the Term, Boon will provide the following support to Customer:
(a)Hot Line. Boon will provide a telephone number and email address for use by Customer Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm PT, US holidays excluded, for problem resolution assistance.
(b)Error Corrections. Boon will use commercially reasonable efforts to correct all Errors in the Boon Service reported by Customer over the phone or in writing to Boon. Boon will utilize remote diagnostic procedures whenever possible for Error diagnosis and bug fixes and/or workaround to correct the Error (“Error Correction”). Boon may not issue Error Corrections for all Errors. “Error” means a reproducible failure of the Boon Service to substantially conform to the Documentation.
(c)Improvements. During the Term, Boon may, in its sole discretion, provide Customer with updates, upgrades, enhancements, and any other improvements that Boon generally offers to other customers of the Boon Service.
1.4Exclusions. Boon shall have no responsibility or liability of any kind, whether for breach of warranty or otherwise, arising or resulting from: (a) any problems which are not Errors; (b) problems caused by failed Internet connections or other hardware, software or equipment which is not owned, controlled or operated by Boon; (c) nonconformities resulting from misuse, abuse, negligence, or improper or unauthorized use of all or any part of the Boon Services, Boon System, or Documentation; or (d) problems or Errors caused by Customer’s, Third Party Applications’, or other third party’s products, services or equipment. Any use of or reliance on data or data output contained in the Boon Services is Customer’s sole responsibility.
1.5Customer Responsibilities. It shall be Customer’s responsibility to perform those specific services that are necessary to establish Customer’s use of the Boon System, Documentation, and Boon Services. This includes: (a) providing employee lists to setup User accounts and (b) designating Users to participate in training.
2.FEES. Effective upon the implementation date, Customer will pay the up front annual license fee listed on the signed engagement agreement, for either by credit card or promptly after receipt of invoice from Boon.
3.SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT
3.1Definitions. The following capitalized terms will have the definitions set forth below:
a.“Force Majeure” means any act, event, or occurrence beyond Boon’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, issues arising from bugs or other problems in the software, firmware or hardware of Boon’s suppliers, outages or issues with upstream providers or network carriers, acts of God, fires, floods, storms, landslides, epidemics, lightning, earthquakes, drought, blight, famine, quarantine, blockade, governmental acts or inaction, orders or injunctions, war, insurrection or civil strife, sabotage, explosions, labor strikes, work stoppages, and acts of terror.
b.“Normal Business Hours” means 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time Monday through Friday excluding holidays.
c.“Scheduled Downtime” means the total amount of time during any calendar month, measured in minutes, during which Customer is not able to access the Boon Service due to planned system maintenance performed by Boon. Boon will exercise reasonable efforts to perform scheduled system maintenance between the hours of [11 p.m. and 1 a.m. Pacific Time. Boon will provide Customer with reasonable prior notice of such Scheduled Downtime.
d.“Total Monthly Time” means the total minutes in the relevant calendar month less Scheduled Downtime. For any partial calendar month during which Customer subscribes to the Boon Service, availability will be calculated based on the entire calendar month, not just the portion for which Customer subscribed.
e.“Unscheduled Downtime” means the total amount of time during any calendar month, measured in minutes, during which the Customer is not able to access the features and functions of the Boon Service, other than Scheduled Downtime, as defined above. Unscheduled Downtime shall not include any period during which the Boon Service is unavailable as a result of (i) non-compliance by Customer with any provision of this SLA; (ii) incompatibility of any Third Party Application or Customer’s equipment or software with the Boon Service; (iii) actions or inactions of Customer or third parties; (iv) any Third Party Application; (v) acts or omissions of Customer or Customer’s employees, agents, contractors, or vendors, or anyone gaining access to the Boon Service by means of Customer’s passwords or equipment; (vi) performance of Customer’s systems or the Internet; (vii) any systemic Internet failures; (viii) network unavailability or Customer’s bandwidth limitations; or (ix) Scheduled Downtime.
f.“System Availability” means, with respect to any particular calendar month, the ratio obtained by subtracting Unscheduled Downtime during such month from the Total Monthly Time, and thereafter dividing the difference so obtained by the Total Monthly Time. Represented algebraically, System Availability for any particular calendar month is determined as follows:
a.System Availability: Boon will undertake commercially reasonable measures to ensure that System Availability equals or exceeds ninety-nine point nine percent (99.9%) during each calendar month (the “Service Standard”).
b.Access to Support; Response Times: Customer may report Unscheduled Downtime at any time (“24x7x365”) by sending Boon an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. During Normal Business Hours, Boon will exercise commercially reasonable efforts to respond to reports of Unscheduled Downtime within 30 minutes of each such report.
3.3Customer Requirements. Customer is responsible for maintenance and management of its computer network(s), servers, and software, and any equipment or services related to maintenance and management of the foregoing. Customer is responsible for correctly configuring its systems in accordance with any instructions provided by Boon, as may be necessary for provision of access to the features and functions of the Boon Service.
a.Credits Against Fees: In the event Unscheduled Downtime occurs, Customer will be entitled to credits against its subsequent payment obligations (as set forth in the Agreement) (“Service Credits”) according to the following table:
Credit as a Percentage of Monthly Billing
Less than 99.9% and equal or higher than 99.0%
Less than 99.0% and equal or higher than 95.0%
Less than 95.0%
Customer’s rights under this Section 3.4 are Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy with respect to any Unscheduled Downtime or any failure by Boon to meet the Service Standard required by Section 3.2.
b.Maximum Service Credits: The maximum amount of Service Credits that Boon will issue to Customer for Unscheduled Downtime in a single calendar month will not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the monthly billing for such month.
c. Requesting Service Credits: As a condition to Boon’s obligation to provide Service Credits to Customer, Customer must request such Service Credits by sending an e-mail identifying the date and time of the Unscheduled Downtime for which Customer is requesting Service Credits, with sufficient evidence (including description of the incident and duration of the incident) to [email] within thirty (30) days following such Unscheduled Downtime. If Customer fails to request any Service Credits to which Customer is entitled in accordance with this Section 3.4, Boon will have no obligation to issue such Service Credits to Customer.
Customer desires to retain Boon to provide certain services under the terms hereof. This Professional Services Addendum (“PSA”) is an attachment and a part of the Agreement between Boon and Customer, and is incorporated therein by reference. This PSA sets forth terms additional to, and not in lieu of, the Agreement. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the same meanings as in the Agreement.
Services. Boon agrees to render professional services, including training, consulting and project management, to Customer as set forth in Exhibit B1, or an applicable Order Form. If the Services are to be provided on Customer’s premises (a) Customer shall provide safe and adequate space, power, network connections and other resources as required by Boon, (b) Customer will provide subject matter experts and other personnel as required, and (c) Boon shall adhere to Customer’s established written guidelines, which shall be provided to Boon, concerning on-site visits by contractors and the use of Customer’s computer equipment.
Project Administration. The contact for Customer shall provide Boon all assistance and guidance necessary for the performance of the Services.
Compensation. Boon shall be paid the fees set forth in Exhibit B1 for time spent performing the Services. Customer shall also reimburse Boon for reasonable travel, lodging and meal expenses for Services performed outside of Boon’s site which Boon is required to incur in providing the Services. Boon shall provide Customer with invoices detailing the consulting hours, fees and expense reimbursements due Boon, and shall itemize and provide receipts for expenses over twenty five dollars upon request. Customer shall be responsible for all taxes associated with the Services and the payment of fees for the Services except taxes based on Boon’s net income. Customer shall be billed every two (2) weeks for the Services provided by Boon, and Customer’s payment is due within thirty (30) days of receipt of the Boon invoice. All prices are in U.S. dollars except as expressly stated otherwise.
License. Customer acknowledges that in order to perform the Services, Boon may be required to have access to certain Customer software or other material of Customer or Customer’s suppliers (“Customer Material”). Customer grants to Boon the right to use Customer’s software and other materials solely as required for Boon’s performance of the Services hereunder.
Ownership. Unless otherwise agreed in an Order Form, Boon will own all right, title and interest in and to all content, materials, technology, works of authorship and other intellectual property authored, created, developed or reduced to practice by Boon in the performance of its obligations hereunder.
Limited Warranty. Boon shall perform the Services in a good and workmanlike manner. Customer’s sole remedy and Boon’s sole liability for a breach of the foregoing shall be for Boon to at its option either re-perform the Services or refund sums paid for such Services. Boon HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, RELATING TO THE SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER AND WORK PRODUCT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Boon DOES NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT THE WORK PRODUCT WILL BE FREE FROM BUGS OR THAT THE USE OF SUCH WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR MAKE ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE, OF THE WORK PRODUCT IN TERMS OF CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. Customer understands that Boon is not responsible for and will have no liability for hardware, software, or other items or any services provided by any persons other than Boon, including without limitation, items supplied by Customer.
Customer Indemnity. Customer shall indemnify and defend Boon from and against any claims of injury arising from Boon’s use of Customer’s premises not caused by Customer’s gross negligence or willful misconduct. Customer agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Boon from and against any and all damages, loss, demands, fees, expenses, fines, penalties and costs (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and disbursements) incurred by Boon and arising from any claims, suits, actions or proceedings brought against Boon by any third party that alleges that all or any part of the Customer Materials infringe any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of a third party or misappropriate any third party trade secret.
Limitation of Liability. NEITHER PARTY WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, LOST PROFITS, OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO ANY REMEDY THAT BOON MAY HAVE UNDER COPYRIGHT, PATENT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOON’S LIABILITY TO CUSTOMER FOR SERVICES EXCEED PAYMENTS RECEIVED BY BOON FROM CUSTOMER FOR THE LAST SIX (6) MONTHS OF SERVICES FROM THE DATE THE CLAIM IS BROUGHT. THE EXISTENCE OF ONE OR MORE CLAIMS WILL NOT ENLARGE THIS LIMIT. THE PARTIES ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THIS SECTION IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THIS EXHIBIT AND THAT IN ITS ABSENCE, THE ECONOMIC TERMS OF THIS EXHIBIT WOULD BE SUBSTANTIALLY DIFFERENT.