This End User License Agreement is between Licensee (defined below) and Green Shades Software, Inc., a Florida corporation, regarding Licensee's use of the Software (defined below) and related documentation and other materials.
When Licensee uses the Software, Licensee acknowledges that Licensee has read this Agreement (defined below), understands it, and agrees to be bound by its terms. Any individual that acts on behalf of a company or other entity warrants that such individual is duly authorized to enter into this Agreement on behalf of that company or other entity. If Licensee does not agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Licensee is not permitted to use the Software.
BEFORE CLICKING ON THE "I AGREE" BUTTON, CAREFULLY READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. BY CLICKING ON THE "I AGREE" BUTTON, LICENSEE IS CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY AND IS BECOMING A PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT. IF LICENSEE DOES NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, CLICK THE "I DISAGREE" BUTTON. IF THE "I DISAGREE" BUTTON IS SELECTED, LICENSEE IS NOT PERMITTED TO USE THE SOFTWARE.
1.1 Defined Terms. Capitalized terms used in this Agreement have the following meanings:
(a) "Agreement" means this End User License Agreement and any other document incorporated herein by reference, including any Purchase Orders, as it may be amended from time to time.
(b) "Archive Service" has the meaning set forth in Section 5.2(a).
(c) "As-Documented Warranty" has the meaning set forth in Section 9.1(a).
(d) "Authorized User" means an employee or agent of Licensee that is assigned by Licensee to use the Software for legitimate business purposes.
(e) "Breach" means a misrepresentation made by a Party in this Agreement or a violation by a Party of any covenant or warranty in this Agreement.
(f) "Breaching Party" has the meaning set forth in Section 12.2(a).
(g) "Bug" has the meaning set forth in Section 7.2.
(h) "Bug Report" has the meaning set forth in Section 7.2.
(i) "Business Day" means a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in Jacksonville, Florida are authorized or required by law to close.
(j) "Confidential Information" means Protected Information and information that: (i) is disclosed in writing or other tangible form to the Receiving Party by the Disclosing Party and is designated in such writing or tangible form as confidential; (ii) is not generally known in the relevant industry or industry segment; and (iii) affords possessors of the information a commercial or business advantage over others who do not have the information. Confidential Information does not include any information that, through no fault of the Receiving Party, is or becomes generally known or is developed independently by or on behalf of the Receiving Party, or is disclosed to the Receiving Party by a third party not having an obligation of confidence to the Disclosing Party.
(k) "Disclosing Party" means a Party disclosing Confidential Information to the other Party.
(l) "Fee" has the meaning set forth in Section 2.2.
(m) "Governmental Authority" means the United States of America, any state, commonwealth, territory or possession thereof and any political subdivision or quasi-governmental authority of any of the same, including, without limitation, any unit, tribunal, department, commission, board, bureau, administrative or regulatory agency or court.
(n) "Greenshades" means Green Shades Software, Inc., a Florida corporation.
(o) "Identity Theft Prevention Program" means that certain program adopted by Greenshades in compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements.
(p) "Initial Term" has the meaning set forth in Section 3.1.
(q) "Legal Requirement" means applicable common law and any applicable statute, permit, ordinance, code or other law, rule, regulation or order enacted, adopted, promulgated or applied by any Governmental Authority, including any applicable order, decree or judgment handed down, adopted or imposed by any Governmental Authority, all as in effect from time to time.
(r) "License" has the meaning set forth in Section 2.1.
(s) "Licensee" refers to a person (whether an individual or an entity) that has entered into a Purchase Order with Greenshades, paid all applicable fees, and been duly granted a License for the use of the Software. This term also applies to such person's Authorized Users.
(t) "Material Bug" means a Bug that renders the Software inoperable.
(u) "Nonbreaching Party" has the meaning set forth in Section 12.2(a).
(v) "Party" means either Greenshades or Licensee.
(w) "Protected Information" includes, but is not limited to, employer identification numbers, social security numbers, names, addresses, salary information, bank account information, and credit card information.
(x) "Purchase Order" means a separate written agreement between Licensee and Greenshades specifying the applicable Software, the term of the subscription, and the fees payable to Greenshades in connection with this Agreement. The Purchase Order may consist of an online order form submitted to Greenshades, a telephone order placed with Greenshades that results in an invoice and confirmation of order provided to Licensee, or another written arrangement.
(y) "Receiving Party" means a Party receiving Confidential Information from the other Party.
(z) "Renewal Date" means the day after the Initial Term or any Renewal Term expires, unless renewal is cancelled in accordance with Section 2.2.
(aa) "Renewal Fee" has the meaning set forth in Section 2.2.
(bb) "Renewal Term" has the meaning set forth in Section 3.2.
(cc) "Software" means the applicable Greenshades product as specified in the Purchase Order.
(dd) "Term" means the Initial Term together with any Renewal Terms.
(ee) "Third Party Vendor" has the meaning set forth in Section 6.1.
(ff) "Trademarks" has the meaning set forth in Section 8.1.
(gg) “Unauthorized Code” means any virus, Trojan horse, worm, or other software routines or hardware components designed to permit unauthorized access; to disable, erase, or otherwise harm software, hardware, or data; or to perform any other such actions.
2. GRANT OF LICENSE AND FEES
2.1 Grant of License. The Software is licensed to Licensee by Greenshades on a limited basis and solely for the term of Licensee’s subscription. In consideration of Licensee's compliance with all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Greenshades hereby grants Licensee a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable right to use the Software solely as described in this Agreement and as described in any software documentation Greenshades may provide or otherwise make available to Licensee (the "License"). The License granted to Licensee may not be sublicensed, distributed, commercially distributed, or otherwise shared with any other person without the express prior written consent of Greenshades. This Agreement does not grant Licensee any rights to patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trade names, trademarks (whether registered or unregistered), or any other rights, functions or licenses in respect of the Software. If Licensee unlawfully creates any derivative work based on the Software, then Greenshades will be the owner of all such derivative works (and all intellectual property rights relating thereto) and any proceeds or profits derived therefrom by Licensee. The License only entitles Licensee to the use of the most recent version of the Software that Greenshades has released for use.
2.2 Fees. Prior to commencement of the License, Licensee shall pay Greenshades the fees specified in the applicable Purchase Order (the "Fee"). Except as otherwise provided in an applicable Purchase Order, Greenshades shall invoice Licensee within thirty (30) days of the Renewal Date for an amount equal to the then-standard rate charged by Greenshades to similarly-situated customers for a license to use the Software (a "Renewal Fee"). Any Renewal Fee shall be due and payable from Licensee to Greenshades prior to the Renewal Date.
3.1 Initial Term. Unless a different period is specified in the applicable Purchase Order, the License is for a minimum one-year period from the effective date specified in the applicable Purchase Order (the "Initial Term").
3.2 Extension of Term. Except as otherwise provided in an applicable Purchase Order, unless either Party gives the other Party notice of cancelation at least thirty (30) days prior to the end of the Term, the License shall automatically extend for successive one-year periods (each a "Renewal Term") which shall commence on the Renewal Date.
3.3 Expiration of Term. Upon the expiration of the Term or other termination of this Agreement, all use of the Software by Licensee shall immediately cease.
4. ACCESS AND USE OF SOFTWARE
4.1 Initial Setup. It is Licensee's sole responsibility to determine whether the Software is appropriate for Licensee's business needs and is compatible with Licensee's existing computer system and software programs. Greenshades will provide commercially reasonable technical support to Licensee at the commencement of the Term to ensure that Licensee is capable of accessing and using the Software. This technical support shall include access to written and telephone support.
4.2 Access to Software. Some Software products will download and install to Licensee's local computer system and some Software products will be available for Licensee's access and use via a secure website provided and maintained by Greenshades. An appropriate Internet connection is necessary to access and use the Software. Greenshades shall inform Licensee of the applicable website(s) through which the Software may be accessed. From time to time, Greenshades may update or modify the website(s) used to access the Software, but shall inform Licensee of any such update or modification. It is Licensee's responsibility to maintain an appropriate Internet connection and computer system running the most recent and up-to-date version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or similar software, which shall be used to access the Software. Greenshades does not and will not provide copies of the Software on physical media (e.g., CDs).
4.3 No Backup Copy Rights. Although Licensee's data and user-generated reports shall be stored locally on Licensee's computer system, Licensee has no right to any backup copy of the operational Software.
4.4 Security of Account Information. It shall be Licensee's responsibility to register its user information, and create a secure user name and password for each Authorized User that complies with the Greenshades's requirements, as modified from time to time. Licensee shall limit use of its user name and password to Authorized Users and for internal use only. Greenshades shall have the right to suspend or otherwise restrict Licensee's access of the Software in the event any suspicious activity is detected with respect to use of Licensee's account information. In any such event, Greenshades shall notify Licensee of such action and shall work with Licensee to resolve any suspicious activity.
4.5 Catastrophic Loss Arrangement. To ensure the availability of the Software to Licensee, Greenshades shall take commercially reasonable measures to ensure that loss of power or damage to the primary servers hosting the Software (including interruptions caused by malicious third-party software) shall not render the Software unavailable for any period longer than forty-eight (48) hours. These measures shall include hosting the Software on backup servers, providing alternate webservers for access, and maintaining a copy of all recent versions of the Software's source code on physical media in a secure location.
5. SECURITY OF LICENSEE DATA AND DATA RETENTION
5.1 Licensee Safeguards.
(a) Account Access Information. Licensee shall safeguard its user name and password by restricting access to only Authorized Users. Greenshades shall have no liability to any person for any damages or other losses suffered by Licensee (or any employee or agent of Licensee) related to any use of Licensee's user name and password resulting from Licensee's failure to safeguard said information.
(b) Malicious Software. Licensee shall keep its computer system free of viruses and other malicious software. Greenshades shall have no liability to any person for any damages or other losses suffered by Licensee (or any employee or agent of Licensee) related to any malicious software operating on Licensee's computer system (e.g., keylogging programs).
(c) Phishing Scams and Spoof Websites. Licensee shall train its employees regarding information security and shall not divulge account information via email to any person. Greenshades shall have no liability to any person for any damages or other losses suffered by Licensee (or any employee or agent of Licensee) related to any response by Licensee (or any employee or agent of Licensee) to any phishing scam or spoof website.
5.2 Greenshades Safeguards.
(a) Data Retention. Certain Software products (e.g., W-2 reporting products) require Greenshades to receive, retain, and process Protected Information. Unless Licensee and Greenshades have entered into a separate agreement for the archiving and storage of this Protected Information (an "Archive Service"), Greenshades will retain this Protected Information only during the Term. In the absence of an agreement for Archive Service, at the end of the Term, Greenshades shall purge its servers and other records of any and all Protected Information. The Software is not meant to satisfy any Legal Requirement related to document retention and it is the sole responsibility of Licensee to retain copies of any documentation that has a Legal Requirement that sets forth a retention period, either through the retention of hard copies or electronic copies stored on Licensee's local computer system.
(b) Employee Screening. Greenshades shall conduct employment reference checks and background investigations on all of its employees. The data analyzed in these background checks shall include the following:
(i) private and government agency reports related to any history of criminal, dishonest, or violent behavior, and other reports that relate to suitability for employment;
(ii) education (including degrees awarded);
(iii) employment history and abilities;
(iv) address history;
(v) social security number scans;
(vi) civil court filings;
(vii) motor vehicle and driving records; and
(viii) professional or personal references when required.
This information will be sought at the commencement of employment and at other times during employment, such as during reassignment or promotional periods, and following security infractions or other incidents.
Additionally, all Greenshades employees with access to Protected Information will undergo an additional extensive background check, which includes a credit check
(c) Employee Access. Only those employees of Greenshades that have passed the screening referenced in Section 5.2(b), and whose job requires access to particular Protected Information will be given access to that Protected Information.
(d) Physical Security. Greenshades shall maintain the servers that store Protected Information in a secured and alarmed facility housed separately from the main work site. Greenshades employees shall access the servers remotely and the only persons with physical access to the servers will be those employees with a legitimate business need to have such access. Each workstation at the main work site shall be assigned to a specific employee, password protected using commercially reasonable standards, and virus protected. Greenshades employees shall not be permitted to attach personal peripherals onto their workstations. Access to the main work site of Greenshades shall be monitored and limited by keycard access. Afterhours access shall be monitored and restricted to those employees with a legitimate business need.
(e) Identity Theft Prevention Program. Greenshades shall adopt and implement an Identity Theft Prevention Program.
5.3 Treatment of Confidential Information.
(a) Nondisclosure. The Receiving Party shall not disclose the Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party
(b) Court Orders. If the Receiving Party is ordered by a court, administrative agency, or other governmental body of competent jurisdiction to disclose said Confidential Information, or if the Receiving Party is served with or otherwise becomes aware of a motion or similar request that such an order be issued, then the Receiving Party will not be liable to the Disclosing Party for disclosure of Confidential Information required by such order if the Receiving Party complies with the following requirements:
(i) if an already-issued order calls for immediate disclosure, then the Receiving Party shall immediately move for or otherwise request a stay of such order to permit the Disclosing Party to respond as set forth in this subsection;
(ii) the Receiving Party shall notify the Disclosing Party of the motion or order by the most expeditious means possible; and
(iii) the Receiving Party shall join or agree to (or at a minimum shall not oppose) a motion or similar request by the Disclosing Party for an order protecting the confidentiality of the Confidential Information, including joining or agreeing to (or nonopposition to) a motion for leave to intervene
by the Disclosing Party.
6. THIRD PARTY VENDORS
6.1 Third Party Vendors. Certain Software products may give Licensee the option to outsource the printing and mailing of certain of Licensee's tax forms (e.g., Form W-2s). If Licensee selects this option, Licensee shall submit all necessary information via the Software to the third party vendors contracted by Greenshades to provide this service (each a "Third Party Vendor"). As discussed in Section 9.4, Greenshades makes no representations or warranties with respect to the information security policies and practices of its Third Party Vendors. Upon request, Greenshades will provide Licensee with the contact information for each Third Party Vendor for Licensee's independent review of the adequacy of each Third Party Vendor's information security policies and practices. Should Licensee object to any Third Party Vendor, Greenshades will work with Licensee to arrange a commercially reasonable alternative.
7. UPDATES, BUGS, AND TELEPHONE SUPPORT
7.1 Greenshades Updates. Greenshades shall, from time-to-time update the Software to improve functionality or add features. During the Term, Licensee must use the Software as updated or modified. Greenshades, at its sole discretion, will determine type, frequency, and notification parameters for updates or upgrades of the Software. The terms of this License will govern any Software updates provided by Greenshades that replace and/or supplement the original Software product.
7.2 Licensee Updates. Licensee agrees to notify Greenshades when Licensee is planning to make or making a change to its systems or software which may impact Software, including updates to Licensee’s Accounting Package. Greenshades will review changes and advise Licensee of potential adverse impacts to Software. In the event that there are adverse impacts, Greenshades will make reasonable attempts to support Licensee changes. Greenshades does not warranty Software when Licensee changes are inconsistent with published system requirements.
7.3 Bugs. Licensee agrees to provide Greenshades with reasonable notice (“Bug Report”) of any actual or potential defect (“Bug”) in the Software. Greenshades shall evaluate any such Bug and take commercially reasonable steps to resolve the Bug. If the Bug is a Material Bug, then Greenshades shall resolve the Bug within forty-eight (48) hours. At its option, in lieu of resolving a Material Bug, Greenshades may revert to an earlier version of the Software that does not contain the Material Bug.
7.4 Telephone Support. During the Term, Greenshades will make support available by telephone (toll-free in the United States) to Licensee's Authorized Users at substantially all times from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. EST each Business Day. During peak seasons, Greenshades may, by notice to Licensee, extend these telephone support hours.
8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MATTERS
8.1 Intellectual Property Rights. The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion, routines, subroutines, formulae, and other matters related to the Software are protected under applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, and other proprietary and/or intellectual property rights. The copying, redistribution, use, or publication by Licensee of any such matters or any part of the Software, except as otherwise expressly authorized, is strictly prohibited. Greenshades expressly reserves all intellectual property rights in all text, programs, products, processes, technology, content, and other materials relating to the Software. Any and all logos, emblems, company names, product names, and service names (“Trademarks”) referenced in or by the Software or accessible within any application of the Software are Trademarks of their respective owners. In particular, the name "Greenshades" and Greenshades's logo are trademarks of Greenshades. Licensee shall not acquire permission to use any Trademark owned by Greenshades or any third party Trademark referenced on, in, or by the Software without express permission from Greenshades or the applicable owner of the Trademark.
8.2 Prohibitions. Licensee shall not: (a) delete the copyright notices or any other proprietary legends on or in the Software; (b) decompile, modify, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reproduce the Software, or create derivative works based on the Software; (c) copy, rent, lend, lease, sublicense, distribute, assign, or commercially exploit the Software; (d) use the Software in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair Greenshades's or any other party's search services, servers, or other services; (e) use, download or otherwise transmit the Software to a location other than as authorized in this Agreement; (f) permit the use of the Software by unauthorized persons; or (g) export the Software into any country that does not have copyright laws that will protect the copyright of Greenshades. Greenshades reserves all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement. Each of the terms and conditions of this Agreement is material to the Agreement and failure of Licensee to comply with any of these terms and conditions will result in automatic termination of the License.
9. WARRANTIES, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, AND DISCLAIMERS
9.1 As-Documented Warranty.
(a) Operation. SUBJECT TO THE REMEDY LIMITATIONS SET FORTH BELOW, Greenshades warrants to Licensee that during the Term, the Software will operate in all material respects in accordance with the agreed upon functionality (the "As-Documented Warranty").
(b) Deadline for Reports of Breaches of As-Documented Warranty. No instance of noncompliance with the As-Documented Warranty will be deemed to be a Breach of that warranty unless the procedure set forth in Section 7.2 is followed.
(c) Exclusive Remedies for Breach of As-Documented Warranty. Licensee's sole remedy for any Breach of the As-Documented Warranty, to the exclusion of all other remedies therefor, in contract, tort, or otherwise, is a refund of a pro rata portion of any Fees for any remaining portion of the Initial Term or Renewal Term, as the case may be.
9.2 No Surreptitious Code Warranty. Greenshades warrants to Licensee that the Software does not contain any Unauthorized Code (the “No Surreptitious Code Warranty”).
9.3 Non-infringement. Greenshades warrants that the use of the Software by Licensee pursuant to this Agreement will not infringe any valid and subsisting intellectual property right owned by any person.
9.4 Warranty Limitations.
(a) Limitations of Greenshades's Warranties. Greenshades does not warrant:
(i) that the operation of the Software will be error free in all circumstances;
(ii) that all defects in the Software will be corrected as long as it is within the agreed upon functionality;
(iii) that the operation of the Software will not be interrupted for short periods of time by reason of defect therein or by reason of fault on the part of Greenshades; or
(iv) anything with respect to any information, content, goods, or services provided by any third party and accessed via link from any Greenshades website.
(b) No Warranty by Greenshades. Licensee will be exclusively responsible as between the Parties for, and Greenshades makes no representation or warranty with respect to:
(i) providing unique employee identifiers to the Software for all of Licensee’s past and present employees;
(ii) determining whether the Software will achieve the results desired by Licensee;
(iii) selecting, procuring, installing, operating, and maintaining computer hardware to run the Software;
(iv) training Licensee's Authorized Users in computer operations, other than such Greenshades provided training as is expressly set forth in this Agreement;
(v) ensuring the accuracy of any input data used with the Software;
(vi) establishing adequate data backup provisions for backing up Licensee's data;
(vii) establishing adequate operational backup provisions (e.g., alternate manual operation plans) in the event of a defect or malfunction that impedes the anticipated operation of the Software;
(viii) ensuring the adequacy of any third party's information security policies and practices; and
(ix) ensuring the accuracy and adequacy of any information, content, goods, or services provided by any third party, regardless of whether that information, contact, goods, or services are accessed via a link from any Greenshades website.
DISCLAIMER OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS. THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND EXPRESS REPRESENTATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT ARE IN LIEU OF, AND GREENSHADES DISCLAIMS, ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, OR REPRESENTATIONS (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN), WITH RESPECT TO THE LICENSED SOFTWARE OR ANY PART THEREOF, INCLUDING ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS OR SUITABILITY FOR ANY PURPOSE (WHETHER OR NOT GREENSHADES KNOWS, HAS REASON TO KNOW, HAS BEEN ADVISED, OR IS OTHERWISE IN FACT AWARE OF ANY SUCH PURPOSE), WHETHER ALLEGED TO ARISE BY LAW, BY REASON OF CUSTOM OR USAGE IN THE TRADE, OR BY COURSE OF DEALING. IN ADDITION, GREENSHADES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION TO ANY PERSON OTHER THAN LICENSEE WITH RESPECT TO THE LICENSED SOFTWARE OR ANY PART THEREOF.
IN NO EVENT SHALL GREENSHADES BE LIABLE TO LICENSEE OR TO ANY OTHER PARTY FOR THE USE OF A NON-PROPRIETARY PLUG-IN THAT MAY BE ADDED TO THE SOFTWARE.
10. LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY
10.1 Reporting Agent Authorization. Licensee hereby authorizes and appoints Greenshades as its agent to file and report all applicable taxes and forms as submitted by Licensee to Greenshades. This authorization includes the authority to sign and file returns, make deposits and payments, and receive otherwise confidential tax information from Governmental Authorities.
11.1 Insurance Coverage. Greenshades shall maintain the following insurance policies: (a) employer’s liability insurance with limits of at least $1,000,000 for each occurrence; (b) Commercial General Liability Insurance, ISO 1988 or later occurrence form of insurance including Blanket Commercial Liability and Broad Form Property Damage, with limits of at least $1,000,000 combined single limit for bodily injury and property damage per occurrence and $1,000,000 per occurrence for personal injury and products/completed operations; and (c) Professional Liability (errors & omissions) coverage with a minimum limit of $1,000,000 per occurrence.
12. TERMINATION AND BREACH
(a) End of Term. The License shall terminate at the end of the Term if either party gives the other party notice of cancelation at least thirty (30) days prior to the end of the Term.
(b) Early Termination by Greenshades. Unless otherwise provided in an applicable Purchase Order, Greenshades may terminate the License at any time upon thirty (30) days prior notice to Licensee. In the event Greenshades terminates the License pursuant to this Section 12.1(b), Greenshades shall refund to Licensee a pro rata portion of any Fees for any remaining portion of the Initial Term or Renewal term, as the case may be.
(d) Termination Upon Breach and Failure to Cure. The Nonbreaching Party may terminate the License immediately upon the occurrence of an uncured Breach after providing the Breaching Party with the notice and opportunity to cure required by Section 12.2.
(a) Breaching Party”) notice describing the Breach and stating the time provided below, if any, within which the Breach must be cured. If a provision of this Agreement provides a cure period for the Breach in question (e.g., a period within which Greenshades can attempt to remedy a Material Bug), then that provision shall take precedence over any cure period set forth in this Section 12.2.
(i) No Cure Period. No cure period is required, except as may be otherwise provided in this Agreement, if:
(A) this Agreement sets forth specific deadline dates for the obligation allegedly breached, and
(B) the Breach is a willful breach of an obligation of the Breaching Party.
(ii) Nonwillful Breach. If the Breach is nonwillful, then the Breaching Party shall have five (5) Business Days to cure the Breach after written notice of such Breach by the Nonbreaching Party.
(b) Cure. The Breaching Party will be deemed to have cured such Breach if within the cure period the Breaching Party takes steps reasonably adequate to alleviate any damage to the Nonbreaching Party resulting from the Breach and to prevent a similar future Breach.
13. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
13.1 Arbitration. With the exception of any action for equitable relief, any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement is to be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its rules for commercial arbitration. Any arbitration conducted pursuant to this Agreement shall be before a single arbitrator in Jacksonville, Florida. Unless granted an award of attorney fees and costs pursuant to Section 13.8, each Party shall bear its own expenses in connection with any such arbitration proceeding.
13.2 Injunctive Relief. If Licensee uses the Software in any unauthorized manner, or breaches any terms or conditions of this Agreement, and such use or breach would have a devastating and serious impact on Greenshades's continuing ability to compete profitably and would, therefore, result in immediate and irreparable injury, loss or damage to Greenshades, then in addition to Greenshades's right to recover damages for a breach of this Agreement, Greenshades shall also be entitled to obtain a temporary restraining order or a preliminary injunction from a court of competent jurisdiction, without the necessity of posting a bond, to prevent Licensee and Licensee's employees, agents, consultants, and independent contractors from engaging in any further use of the Software and the continued breach of this Agreement.
13.3 EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. INDEPENDENT OF, SEVERABLE FROM, AND TO BE ENFORCED INDEPENDENTLY OF ANY OTHER ENFORCEABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT, OTHER THAN FOR INFRINGEMENT OF ONE PARTY'S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS BY ANOTHER PARTY, NEITHER PARTY WILL BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER PARTY (NOR TO ANY PERSON CLAIMING RIGHTS DERIVED FROM THE OTHER PARTY'S RIGHTS) FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR OTHER ECONOMIC DAMAGE, AND FURTHER INCLUDING INJURY TO PROPERTY, AS A RESULT OF BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY OR OTHER TERM OF THIS AGREEMENT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE PARTY LIABLE OR ALLEGEDLY LIABLE WAS ADVISED, HAD OTHER REASON TO KNOW, OR IN FACT KNEW OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF.
13.4 MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY. INDEPENDENT OF, SEVERABLE FROM, AND TO BE ENFORCED INDEPENDENTLY OF ANY OTHER ENFORCEABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT, IN NO EVENT SHALL GREENSHADES'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO LICENSEE (INCLUDING LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR PERSONS WHOSE CLAIM OR CLAIMS ARE BASED ON OR DERIVED FROM A RIGHT OR RIGHTS CLAIMED BY LICENSEE), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AT ANY AND ALL TIMES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT, IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF THE FEE AND ANY RENEWAL FEE AS PROVIDED HEREIN.
13.5 WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. EACH PARTY, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY, AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVES ITS RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION OR OTHER LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT AND TO THE TRANSACTIONS, IT CONTEMPLATES. THIS WAIVER APPLIES TO ANY ACTION OR LEGAL PROCEEDING, WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE. EACH PARTY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT HAS RECEIVED THE ADVICE OF COMPETENT COUNSEL.
13.6 Choice of Law. The laws of the state of Florida, without giving effect to its conflict of laws principles, govern all matters arising out of or related to this Agreement and all transactions it contemplates including, without limitation, its validity, interpretation, construction, performance, and enforcement.
13.7 Forum Selection. Any Party bringing an action for injunctive relief shall bring the legal action or proceeding in either the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division, or in any court of the state of Florida sitting in Duval County, Florida. Each party consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division, and the courts of the state of Florida sitting in Duval County, Florida, and their respective appellate courts. Each party agrees that the exclusive choice of forum set forth in this Section 13.7 does not prohibit the enforcement of any judgment obtained in that forum or any other appropriate forum.
13.8 Attorneys' Fees. In the event that any dispute between the Parties should result in litigation or arbitration, the prevailing party to such dispute shall be entitled to recover from the other party all reasonable fees, costs, and expenses of enforcing any right of the prevailing party. Attorney’s fees and costs include costs for such items for any appeals.
14.1 Notice. Any notice required or permitted to be given under this Agreement shall be sufficient if sent via email to Licensee at the email address used during the registration process referenced in Section 4.5 or to Greenshades at email@example.com. The Parties may designate any other or additional email addresses from time to time in a writing delivered in accordance with this Section 14.1.
14.2 Assignment and Delegation. Licensee shall not assign the rights or obligations of this Agreement without the prior written consent of Greenshades. Greenshades may freely assign its rights and obligations under this Agreement without Licensee's prior written consent.
14.3 Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Parties’ permitted successors and assigns.
14.4 Third Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement does not and is not intended to confer any rights or remedies upon any individual, group, or entity other than the Parties.
14.5 Amendment. This Agreement is subject to amendment by Greenshades from time-to-time and agreement to any such amendment shall be a condition precedent to the continued use of the Software by Licensee. Should Licensee refuse to agree to any such amendment, at Greenshades's option this Agreement will be deemed terminated by Greenshades as contemplated by Section 12.1(b).
14.6Severability. If any word, phrase, sentence, clause, section, subsection or provision of this Agreement as applied to either Party or to any circumstance is adjudged by a court to be invalid or unenforceable, the same shall in no way affect any other circumstance or the validity or enforceability of any other word, phrase, sentence, clause, action, section, subsection, or provision of this Agreement to the extent possible without destroying the intent of this Agreement.
14.7 Waiver. The waiver of either Party of a breach or violation of any term or provision of this Agreement shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach or violation.
14.8 Strict Construction. The language used in this Agreement shall be deemed to be in the language chosen by both Parties to express their mutual intent, and no rule of strict construction shall be applied for or against any Party by reason of such Party being deemed the draftsman of this Agreement.
14.9 Interpretation. The terms that are defined in this Agreement may be used in the singular or plural, as the context requires. Whenever the context of this Agreement requires, the gender of all words shall include the masculine, feminine, and neuter. The words "including," "includes," and "include" are deemed to be followed by the words "without limitation." References to "Sections" are to Sections of this Agreement, unless otherwise specifically provided.
14.10 Captions. Captions in this Agreement are asserted for convenience only and do not define, describe, or limit the scope or the intent of this Agreement or any of the terms of this Agreement.
14.11Entire Agreement. Together with any Purchase Order, this Agreement contains the entire agreement between the Parties and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, understandings, representations, and statements, oral or written, between the Parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement.