AAG Advanced Endpoint Protection Terms and Conditions
ADVANCED ENDPOINT PROTECTION SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT
This Advanced Endpoint Protection Subscription Agreement (“Agreement”) is between AAG IT Services Ltd. (“AAG IT Services Ltd” and the customer (“Customer”) who accepts this Agreement, or accesses and/or uses the Solutions (as defined below). This Agreement governs Customer’s subscription to the Solutions, constitutes a binding contract in connection with any paid or Evaluation use of the Solutions and is effective on the last date of signatures in the signature box of this Agreement (“Effective Date”).
Capitalized terms will have the meaning assigned to such terms where defined throughout this Agreement. Each of Advanced Endpoint Protection or Customer is sometimes described in this Agreement as a “Party” and together, “Parties,” which the Parties agree as follows:
1.1. “Affiliate(s)” means any entity that directly, or indirectly through intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with a Party; provided, however, that Customer’s Affiliates shall not include any entity that directly, or indirectly through intermediaries, competes with Advanced Endpoint Protection. The license granted to Customer herein includes the right for Customer and Customer Affiliates to use the Solutions as stated in the applicable Solutions Addendum, provided that Customer agrees to remain fully responsible and liable under this Agreement for Customer’s Affiliates’ use of the Solutions.
1.2. “Confidential Information” means all information disclosed (whether in oral, written, or other tangible or intangible form) by one Party (the “Disclosing Party”) to the other Party (the “Receiving Party”) concerning or related to this Agreement or the Disclosing Party that is marked as confidential or proprietary, or that the Receiving Party knows or reasonably should know is confidential information of the Disclosing Party given the facts and circumstances surrounding the disclosure of the information by the Disclosing Party. Confidential Information includes, but is not limited to, this Agreement, proprietary and/or non-public technical, business, commercial, financial and/or legal information, such as, without limitation, any and all Solutions information generally shared with Customer and as specifically related to Customer, Solutions information gained by Customer through use of the Solutions, business plans, product information, pricing, financial plans, know how, Customer information, strategies, and other similar information.
1.3. “Current Release” means the most recent release of the Solutions.
1.4. “Customer Data” means data ingested from Customer endpoints, or otherwise provided, by or on behalf of Customer to Advanced Endpoint Protection via Customer’s use of the Solutions, excluding System Data.
1.5. “Documentation” means Advanced Endpoint Protection’s then-current published documentation such as technical user guides, installation instructions, articles or similar documentation specifying the functionalities of the Solutions and made available by Advanced Endpoint Protection to Customer as specified in the applicable Solutions Addendum.
1.6. “Endpoint(s)” means physical or virtual computing devices and/or computing environments (such as containers) that can process data.
1.7. “Enhancements” means any updates, patches, bug fixes, and versions to the Solutions made by Advanced Endpoint Protection and provided to Customer.
1.8. “Evaluation” means for the limited purpose of accessing and installing the Solutions for internal evaluation by Customer who is considering purchase of Solutions but without any obligation to enter into any further agreement.
1.9. “Intellectual Property Rights” means all patents, copyrights, moral rights, trademarks, trade secrets, and any other form of intellectual property rights recognized in any jurisdiction, including applications and registrations for any of the foregoing.
1.10. “Partner” means an authorized Advanced Endpoint Protection partner, such as a reseller.
1.11. “Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
1.12. “Purchase Order” means a document agreed to in writing and executed among Customer and a Partner that references a Quote covering Customer’s subscription to the specified Solutions or an Evaluation offering.
1.13. “Quote” means a quote from Advanced Endpoint Protection for the Solutions, and/or Advanced Endpoint Protection Services.
1.14. “Restrictions” means the restrictions to Customer’s license to use Solutions as stated in the License Restrictions section in the applicable Solutions Addendums.
1.15. “Advanced Endpoint Protection” means Advanced Endpoint Protection, Inc. and its Affiliates.
1.16. “Site” means Advanced Endpoint Protection’s website at www.Advanced Endpoint Protection.com or as defined in the relevant Solutions Addendum.
1.17. “Solution(s)” means the products and services offered by Advanced Endpoint Protection.
1.18. “Solutions Addendum” means the addendum specific to the Solutions that Customer subscribes to under a Purchase Order, and, where applicable, the U.S. Public Sector Addendum. All Solutions Addendums are available at: https://www.Advanced Endpoint Protection.com/legal/.
1.19. “Special Information” means sensitive Personal Data or other information requiring additional protections under applicable laws.
1.20. “Subscription Term” means the license term of the Solutions as specified in a Purchase Order.
1.21. “System Data” means information compiled by Advanced Endpoint Protection in connection with Customer’s use of a Solution, including but not limited to threat data, contextual data, detections, and indicators of compromise, that Advanced Endpoint Protection may use for security, product, and operations management, and/or for research and development. For the avoidance of doubt, any improvements made to the Solutions will not incorporate Customer Personal Data or reference or mention Customer.
1.22. “Third-Party Products” means third-party products, applications, services, software, networks, or other systems or information sources that link to the Solutions through Advanced Endpoint Protection’s open APIs.
1.23. “Third-Party Service” means a third party that manages the installation, onboarding, or operation of, or access to, the Solutions on Customer’s behalf.
1.24. “U.S. Public Sector Addendum” means the Solutions Addendum that applies to U.S. Public Sector Customers (as defined in the U.S. Public Sector Addendum). The U.S. Public Sector Addendum is available at: https://www.Advanced Endpoint Protection.com/legal/public-sector-addendum/.
2. USE OF THE SOLUTIONS.
2.1. License. Customer’s right to use Solutions is limited to the specific Solutions it subscribed to under a Purchase Order and subject to the applicable license section of the applicable Solutions Addendum. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Customer hereby grants to Advanced Endpoint Protection a non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide, royalty-free right during an active Subscription Term (as defined below in Section 11.1) to use, copy, store, transmit, modify, create derivative works of, and display the Customer Data solely to the extent necessary to provide the applicable Solutions to Customer.
2.2. Documentation. Customer shall use the Solutions in accordance with the then-current Documentation.
2.3. Third-Party Products. If Customer decides to send any Customer Data to any third party or otherwise enable, access or use Third-Party Products, including Third-Party Products that integrate directly to Customer’s instance of the Solutions, be advised that Advanced Endpoint Protection does not warrant, and this Agreement does not cover, such Third-Party Products even if Advanced Endpoint Protection resells them or designates them as certified, approved, or recommended, or if they are otherwise provided by a third party that is a member of a Advanced Endpoint Protection partner program. Customer’s access to and use of such Third-Party Products is governed by the terms of such Third-Party Products, and Advanced Endpoint Protection does not endorse, is not responsible or liable for, and makes no representations as to any aspect of such Third-Party Products, including, without limitation, their content or the manner in which they handle data or any interaction between Customer and the provider of such Third-Party Products, or any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with Customer’s enablement, access, or use of any such Third-Party Products. Customer may be required to register for or log into such Third-Party Products on their respective websites. By enabling any Third-Party Products, Customer expressly permits Advanced Endpoint Protection to disclose Customer’s login and Customer Data to such Third-Party Products as necessary to facilitate Customer’s enablement and use of such Third-Party Products.
2.4. Third-Party Service. If Customer enters into an agreement with a third party for a Third-Party Service then Customer may allow such Third-Party Service to use the Solutions provided that (i) as between the Parties, Customer remains responsible for compliance with this Agreement; (ii) such Third-Party Service only uses the Solutions for Customer’s purposes that do not violate the License Restrictions and not for the benefit any third party, and agrees to this Agreement in providing services to Customer; and (iii) Customer remains liable to Advanced Endpoint Protection for the Third-Party Service’s use of and access to the Solutions on Customer’s behalf.
3. EVALUATIONS; EARLY ADOPTION AND BETA USE.
3.1. Evaluation Offering. If Customer receives the Solutions for evaluation purposes, then Customer may use the Solutions for Customer’s own internal evaluation purposes (“Evaluation”) for a period of up to thirty (30) days from the start date of the Evaluation (the “Evaluation Period”), unless otherwise agreed in writing by Advanced Endpoint Protection. If Customer’s use of the Solutions exceeds the Evaluation Period without Advanced Endpoint Protection’s consent, then Advanced Endpoint Protection has the right to charge Customer the Fees for such use as identified in Advanced Endpoint Protection’s price list.
3.2. Evaluation License and Restrictions. In addition to the license scope detailed elsewhere in this Agreement, during the Evaluation Period, Customer (i) may access, install and use Solutions pursuant to the applicable Documentation, solely as agreed to in writing between Parties (ii) shall comply with the Restrictions); and (iii) shall uninstall any portion of the Solutions residing on Customer’s systems after the Evaluation Period and confirm to Advanced Endpoint Protection in writing (email accepted) of such deletion and uninstallation. If the Evaluation offering is a subscription, Customer understands that Advanced Endpoint Protection may disable access to the subscription automatically at the end of the Evaluation Period, without notice to Customer. During and following the Evaluation Period, the Parties shall discuss Evaluation results in good faith.
3.3. Early Adoption or Beta Use. If Customer is invited to and agrees to participate in Advanced Endpoint Protection’s Early Adoption Program or Beta Program, Customer acknowledges that Early Adoption or Beta versions of the Solutions are prerelease versions of the Solutions and as such may contain errors, bugs, or other defects. Accordingly, Customer’s use and testing of the Early Adoption and/or Beta versions of the Solutions is subject to the disclaimers stated in Section 3.4 (DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY). Additionally, Customer’s use of Early Adoption and/or Beta versions of the Solutions is subject to Advanced Endpoint Protection’s sole discretion as to length and scope of use, updates and support of such Early Adoption or Beta versions of the Solutions.
3.4. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY. DURING EVALUATION, EARLY ADOPTION, OR BETA USE OF THE SOLUTIONS, THE SOLUTIONS ARE OFFERED SOLELY ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THOSE ARISING BY LAW, STATUTE, USAGE, TRADE, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR OTHERWISE. CUSTOMER ASSUMES ALL RISK AS TO THE RESULTS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOLUTIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE USE OF THE SOLUTIONS, TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE, MUST BE MADE IN STRICT CONFORMANCE WITH ADVANCED ENDPOINT PROTECTION’S INSTRUCTIONS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, IT IS UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED THAT ADVANCED ENDPOINT PROTECTION WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY NETWORK DOWNTIME, SOLUTIONS DOWNTIME, AND/OR IDENTIFYING AREAS OF WEAKNESS IN THE SOLUTIONS. FOR ALL EVALUATIONS, EARLY ADOPTIONS, OR BETA USE OF THE SOLUTIONS, ADVANCED ENDPOINT PROTECTION SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT, LOST OR DAMAGED DATA, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR INFORMATION, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE OR TANGIBLE LOSS, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOLUTIONS OR INFORMATION, OR ANY PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY CESSATION OF THE SOLUTIONS OR ACCESS TO INFORMATION, OR THE DELETION OR CORRUPTION OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION, OR THE FAILURE TO STORE ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION OR OTHER COMMERCIAL OR ECONOMIC LOSS, HOWEVER CAUSED AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY (CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE), EVEN IF ADVANCED ENDPOINT PROTECTION IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ADVANCED ENDPOINT PROTECTION IS ALSO NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CLAIMS BY ANY THIRD PARTY. WHILE THE SOLUTIONS ARE PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE FOR EVALUATION, EARLY ADOPTION, OR BETA PURPOSES ONLY, ADVANCED ENDPOINT PROTECTION’S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO CUSTOMER SHALL NOT EXCEED U.S. $100.00. IN JURISDICTIONS WHERE THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES IS NOT ALLOWED, THE LIABILITY OF ADVANCED ENDPOINT PROTECTION SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE PARTIES OBLIGATIONS UNDER SECTION 7 (CONFIDENTIALITY) (EXCLUDING ANY BREACHES OF ADVANCED ENDPOINT PROTECTION’S OBLIGATIONS RELATING TO CUSTOMER DATA) HEREIN..
4. OWNERSHIP AND RESERVATION OF RIGHTS.
4.1. Customer. As between the Parties, Customer reserves all right, title, and interest in and to Customer Data and all Intellectual Property Rights embodied in Customer Data.
4.2. Advanced Endpoint Protection. As between the Parties, Advanced Endpoint Protection reserves all right, title, and interest in and to the Solutions (and any and all modifications to or derivative works of the Solutions), Documentation, System Data, and any and all Intellectual Property Rights embodied in such.
4.3. Reservation of Rights. Each Party reserves all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement, and no licenses are granted by one Party to the other Party under this Agreement, whether by implication, estoppel or otherwise, except as expressly set forth in this Agreement.
5. BILLING, PLAN MODIFICATIONS AND PAYMENTS.
5.1. Fees. The fees for the Solutions shall be set forth in one or more valid Purchase Orders (“Fees”). All Fees are due payable to the applicable Partner as detailed in the applicable valid Purchase Order. If Customer’s payment of Fees is past due or delinquent to the Partner and Customer fails to pay the Fees after receipt of Advanced Endpoint Protection’s notice to Customer of such delinquency, then such nonpayment will be considered a material breach by Customer of this Agreement and, in addition to Advanced Endpoint Protection’s other remedies, Advanced Endpoint Protection may suspend Customer’s access to the Solutions. No refunds or credits for paid Fees will be issued to Customer, except as stated otherwise in Section 11.3 (Effects of Termination).
5.2. Subscription Increase. Subject to availability, if Customer’s usage of the Solutions exceeds the usage purchased under an Existing Purchase Order (a “True-Up”), Advanced Endpoint Protection has the right to invoice the applicable Partner for the incremental Fees associated with such True-Up on (i) a pro rata basis at the price per unit specified in the Existing Purchase Order for the remaining period of such Subscription Term and/or (ii) the overages for usage for the relevant period at the price per unit specified in the Existing Purchase Order. No refunds or credits for paid Fees will be issued to Customer, except as stated otherwise in Section 11.3 (Effects of Termination). “Existing Purchase Order” means the Purchase Order for the current Subscription Term.
5.3. Taxes. The Parties agree that neither shall have any tax obligations towards the other and all tax matters are handled between each Party and the Partner. The foregoing shall apply with applicable changes to Purchase Orders among Customer and a Partner specifying different terms for late payments, tax liability, or indemnification obligations relating to such tax liability.
6. PRIVACY AND SECURITY.
6.1. Processing and Security Obligation. In providing Customer the Solutions, Advanced Endpoint Protection will (i) store, process and access Customer Data only to the extent reasonably necessary to provide Customer the Solutions; and (ii) implement and maintain commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of Customer Data hosted by Advanced Endpoint Protection or Advanced Endpoint Protection’s authorized third party service providers from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure.
6.2. Data Privacy. Advanced Endpoint Protection will process Customer Data, including any Personal Data contained therein (“Customer Personal Data”) in accordance with the DPA in compliance with applicable laws. The Parties agree that the terms of the Data Protection Addendum (“DPA”) found at https://www.Advanced Endpoint Protection.com/legal/data-protection-addendum/ shall apply to Advanced Endpoint Protection’s processing of such Personal Data.
7.1. Obligations. The Receiving Party will maintain in confidence, during the term of this Agreement and for three (3) years following the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement, all Confidential Information, and will not use such Confidential Information except as expressly permitted in this Agreement; provided that trade secrets shall be kept confidential unless and until they no longer qualify as trade secrets under applicable law. The Receiving Party will use the same degree of care in protecting the Confidential Information as the Receiving Party uses to protect its own confidential and proprietary information from unauthorized use or disclosure, but in no event less than reasonable care. Confidential Information will be used by the Receiving Party solely for the purpose of carrying out the Receiving Party’s obligations under this Agreement, and the Receiving Party will only disclose Confidential Information to its directors, officers, employees, Affiliates, and/or contractors who have a need to know such Confidential Information in order to assist the Receiving Party in performing its duties under this Agreement, and if such directors, officers, employees, Affiliates, and/or contractors have executed a non-disclosure agreement with the Receiving Party with terms no less restrictive than those contained in this Agreement. However, each Party may disclose the terms and conditions of this Agreement: (i) to legal counsel of such Party; (ii) to such Party’s accountants, banks, financing sources and their advisors; (iii) in connection with the enforcement of its rights under this Agreement; or (iv) in connection with an actual or proposed merger, acquisition, or similar transaction.
7.2. Exceptions. Confidential Information will not include information that: (i) is in or enters the public domain through no fault of the Receiving Party; (ii) the Receiving Party can reasonably demonstrate was in its possession prior to first receiving it from the Disclosing Party; (iii) the Receiving Party can demonstrate was developed by the Receiving Party independently and without use of or reference to the Confidential Information; or (iv) the Receiving Party receives from a third party without restriction on disclosure and without breach of such third party’s nondisclosure obligation. In addition, the Receiving Party may disclose Confidential Information that is required to disclose by law, or by a subpoena or order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction (each, an “Court Order”), provided that the Receiving Party shall: (a) give the Disclosing Party written notice of the Court Order promptly after receiving it; and (b) cooperate fully with the Disclosing Party to provide the Disclosing Party with the opportunity to interpose any objections it may have to disclosure of the information required by the Court Order and to seek a protective order or other appropriate relief. In the event of any dispute between the Parties as to whether specific information is within one or more of the exceptions set forth in this Section 7.2, Receiving Party will bear the burden of proof, by clear and convincing evidence, that such information is within the claimed exception(s).
7.3. Remedies. The Receiving Party acknowledges that any unauthorized disclosure of Confidential Information will result in irreparable injury to the Disclosing Party that would not be adequately compensated by the payment of money damages. In addition to any other legal and equitable remedies that may be available, the Disclosing Party will be entitled to injunctive relief against any breach or threatened breach by the Receiving Party of the confidentiality obligations hereunder, from any court of competent jurisdiction, without being required to show any actual damage or irreparable harm, to prove the inadequacy of its legal remedies, or to post any bond or other security.
8. REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES.
8.1. General Representations and Warranties. Each Party represents and warrants that: (i) it is validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the place of its establishment or incorporation; (ii) it has full corporate or organizational power and authority to execute, deliver, and perform its obligations under this Agreement; (iii) the person signing this Agreement on its behalf has been duly authorized and empowered to enter into this Agreement; (iv) this Agreement is valid, binding, and enforceable against it in accordance with its terms; (v) it shall deliver (as to Advanced Endpoint Protection) and operate (as to Customer) the Solutions in material conformity with the Documentation and the terms herein; and (vi) it will perform its obligations under this Agreement in accordance with applicable federal or state laws or regulations.
8.2. Conformity with Documentation. Advanced Endpoint Protection warrants that at any point in time during Customer’s Subscription Term, the Current Release will substantially conform in all material respects with the Documentation. Advanced Endpoint Protection’s sole obligation for material non-conformity with this warranty shall be, in Advanced Endpoint Protection’s sole discretion, to use commercially reasonable efforts: (i) to provide Customer with an error-correction or workaround to the reported non-conformity; (ii) to replace the non-conforming portions of the Solutions with conforming items; or (iii) if Advanced Endpoint Protection reasonably determines it cannot provide such remedies within a reasonable period of time, to terminate this Agreement and refund applicable Fees pursuant to Section 11.3 (Effects of Termination). The above warranty will not apply: (a) if the Solutions are not used in compliance with the Documentation; (b) if any unauthorized modifications are made to the Solutions by Customer or any third party; (c) to the use of versions of the Solutions that are not the Current Release or the Solutions released immediately preceding the Current Release; (d) to defects due to accident, abuse, or improper use by Customer; or (e) to Evaluation or Early Adoption use of the Solutions.
8.3. Disclaimer. EXCEPT FOR THE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION 8, EACH PARTY DISCLAIMS AND EXCLUDES ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN) WITH RESPECT TO THIS AGREEMENT AND THE SOLUTIONS, WHETHER ALLEGED TO ARISE BY OPERATION OF LAW, STATUTE, CUSTOM, USAGE, COURSE OF DEALING, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS OR SUITABILITY FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE (WHETHER OR NOT SUCH PARTY KNOWS, HAS REASON TO KNOW, HAS BEEN ADVISED, OR IS OTHERWISE AWARE OF ANY SUCH PURPOSE), ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR CONDITION OF TITLE. THIS DISCLAIMER AND EXCLUSION WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY EXPRESS WARRANTY HEREIN FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. ADVANCED ENDPOINT PROTECTION DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT IT WILL FIND, LOCATE, DETECT, OR IDENTIFY ALL THREATS, CONFIGURATION ERRORS, VULNERABILITIES, MALWARE, OR MALICIOUS SOFTWARE, OR THAT IT WILL RESTORE CONTROL OF SYSTEMS WHERE UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR CONTROL HAS OCCURRED, AND CUSTOMER AND ITS AFFILIATES WILL NOT HOLD ADVANCED ENDPOINT PROTECTION RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OF THE FOREGOING OR ANY CONSEQUENCES THEREOF. ADVANCED ENDPOINT PROTECTION DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR CUSTOMER CREATED SCRIPTS AND CUSTOMER DIRECTED DATA MANAGEMENT. REPORTS GENERATED THROUGH CUSTOMER’S USE OF THE SOLUTIONS ARE PROVIDED AS-IS AND AS-AVAILABLE WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND.
9. INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS.
9.1. Infringement Indemnity. Advanced Endpoint Protection will at its cost and expense: (A) defend any claim asserted by a third party against Customer and Customer’s directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents, or other authorized representatives (“Customer Indemnitees”) to the extent alleging that the Solutions used in accordance with this Agreement infringe or misappropriate a third party’s valid Intellectual Property Right (“IP Claims”); and (B) pay and indemnify any losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, judgments, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees,), or expenses of whatever kind, that are agreed to in a settlement by Advanced Endpoint Protection or are finally awarded by a court of competent jurisdiction as a result of the IP Claims (collectively, “Losses”). In the event of an IP Claim pursuant to this Section 9.1, Advanced Endpoint Protection may, at Advanced Endpoint Protection’s option and at Advanced Endpoint Protection’s expense: (i) obtain for Customer, the right to continue to exercise the license granted to Customer under this Agreement; (ii) substitute the allegedly infringing component for an equivalent non-infringing component; or (iii) modify the Solutions to make them non-infringing. If the options set forth in Section 9.1(i), (ii), or (iii) are not obtainable on commercially reasonable terms, Advanced Endpoint Protection may terminate this Agreement and will refund to Customer all prepaid Fees for the Solutions attributable to the Subscription Term (as outlined in the applicable Purchase Order) following the termination of this Agreement. Advanced Endpoint Protection’s indemnification obligations do not extend to IP Claims or Losses arising from or relating to: (a) any act or omission of any Customer Indemnitees in breach of the Agreement; (b) any combination of the Solutions (or any portion thereof) by any Customer Indemnitees or any third party with any equipment, software, data, or any other materials where the infringement would not have occurred but for such combination, unless such combination is the customary, ordinary, and intended use of the Solutions; (c) any modification to the Solutions by any Customer Indemnitees or any third party where the infringement would not have occurred but for such modification; (d) the use of the Solutions by any Customer Indemnitees or any third party in a manner contrary to the terms of this Agreement where the infringement would not have occurred but for such use; or (e) the continued use of the Solutions after Advanced Endpoint Protection has provided a substantially equivalent non-infringing software or service.
9.2. Customer Indemnity. Customer will at its cost and expense: (A) defend any claim asserted by a third party against Advanced Endpoint Protection and Advanced Endpoint Protection’s directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents, or other authorized representatives (“Advanced Endpoint Protection Indemnitees”) to the extent arising from (i) Customer’s use of the Solutions in breach of this Agreement; (ii) Customer’s unauthorized use of any third party intellectual property; or (iii) Customer’s breach of the Restrictions (“Indemnity Claims”); and (B) pay and indemnify any losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, judgments, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), or expenses of whatever kind, that are agreed to in a settlement by Customer or are finally awarded by a court of competent jurisdiction as a result of the Indemnity Claims.
9.3. Procedures. The indemnifying Party’s indemnification obligations under this Section 9 for any claim covered under Sections 9.1 or 9.2 (“Claim”) are conditioned upon the indemnified Party: (i) giving prompt written notice of the Claim to the indemnifying Party once the indemnified Party becomes aware of the Claim (provided that failure to provide prompt written notice to the indemnifying Party will not alleviate an indemnifying Party’s obligations under this Section 9 to the extent any associated delay does not materially prejudice or impair the defense of the related Claims); (ii) granting the indemnifying Party the option to take sole control of the defense (including granting the indemnifying Party the right to select and use counsel of its own choosing) and settlement of the Claim (except that the indemnified Party’s prior written approval will be required for any settlement that reasonably can be expected to require an affirmative obligation of the indemnified Party); and (iii) providing reasonable cooperation to the indemnifying Party and, at the indemnifying Party’s request and expense, assistance in the defense or settlement of the Claim.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
10.1. SUBJECT TO ANY SPECIFIC LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY STATED IN THIS SECTION 10, IN NO EVENT WILL EITHER PARTY’S TOTAL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED THE FEES PAID OR PAYABLE BY CUSTOMER TO ADVANCED ENDPOINT PROTECTION (OR THE APPLICABLE PARTNER) IN THE 6-MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE TIME OF THE EVENT OR EVENTS LEADING TO THE ALLEGED DAMAGES OR GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM.
10.2. ADVANCED ENDPOINT PROTECTION’S TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ADVANCED ENDPOINT PROTECTION’S BREACH OF SECTION 6 (PRIVACY AND SECURITY) OR OF ANY OTHER OBLIGATION RELATING TO CUSTOMER DATA SHALL NOT EXCEED THE FEES PAID OR PAYABLE BY CUSTOMER TO ADVANCED ENDPOINT PROTECTION (OR THE APPLICABLE PARTNER) IN THE 12-MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE TIME OF THE EVENT OR EVENTS LEADING TO THE ALLEGED DAMAGES OR GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM.
10.3. THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN SECTIONS 10.1 AND 10.2 SHALL NOT APPLY TO: (i) ANY BREACHES OF THE RESTRICTIONS; (ii) ANY BREACHES OF SECTION 7 (CONFIDENTIALITY) (EXCLUDING ANY BREACHES OF ADVANCED ENDPOINT PROTECTION’S OBLIGATIONS RELATING TO CUSTOMER DATA); OR (iii) TO EITHER PARTY’S INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS UNDER SECTION 9.
10.4. IN NO EVENT WILL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER PARTY OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OR IS OTHERWISE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
10.5. MULTIPLE CLAIMS WILL NOT EXPAND THIS LIMITATION. THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION 10 WILL BE GIVEN FULL EFFECT EVEN IF ANY REMEDY SPECIFIED IN THIS AGREEMENT IS DEEMED TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
11. TERM, TERMINATION AND EFFECT OF TERMINATION.
11.1. Term. The term of this Agreement will begin on the Effective Date and continue until all active Subscription Terms have expired or until earlier terminated pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. Customer’s subscription to any Solutions shall be as stated in the first Purchase Order for such Solutions (the “Initial Subscription Term”), and thereafter the Solutions subscription shall renew for additional successive periods identical in length to the Initial Subscription Term (“Renewal Subscription Term” and collectively, “Subscription Term”), unless either Party notifies the other in writing no less than thirty (30) days prior to the close of the then-current Initial or Renewal Subscription Term of its intention not to renew.
11.2. Termination. In addition to Advanced Endpoint Protection’s right to terminate this Agreement and all Solutions Addendums or the applicable Solutions Addendum and its corresponding Subscription Term pursuant to Section 9.1 (Infringement Indemnity), either Party may terminate this Agreement and all Solutions Addendums or the applicable Solutions Addendum and its corresponding Subscription Term, for cause, if the other Party: (i) materially breaches this Agreement (including an applicable Solutions Addendum) and does not cure such breach within thirty (30) days after its receipt of written notice of such breach; or (ii) becomes insolvent, makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or becomes subject to direct control of a trustee, receiver or similar authority. Additionally, Advanced Endpoint Protection may terminate this Agreement and all Solutions Addendums or a specific Solutions Addendum and its corresponding Subscription Term immediately for cause by providing concurrent notice to Customer if Advanced Endpoint Protection believes that Customer is using the Solutions in any unauthorized manner likely to cause harm to Advanced Endpoint Protection, the Solutions or a third party.
11.3. Effects of Termination. Upon any termination or expiration of this Agreement and/or Solutions Addendum: (i) all rights and licenses granted to Customer under this Agreement and any applicable Solutions Addendum(s) will immediately terminate; (ii) all of Advanced Endpoint Protection’s obligations under this Agreement and any applicable Solutions Addendum(s) (including, Advanced Endpoint Protection’s performance of the Singularity Support) will immediately cease; (iii) there will be no refund for any pre-paid and unused Fees as of the termination date (except where Customer terminates this Agreement under Section 11.2 (Termination) due to Advanced Endpoint Protection’s material breach or where Advanced Endpoint Protection terminates this Agreement under Sections 8.2 (Conformity with Documentation) or 9.1 (Infringement Indemnity) herein, in which case any refunds shall be on a pro-rata basis for any remaining unused portion of a subscription left after such termination), and Customer will immediately pay Advanced Endpoint Protection any Fees due and payable under this Agreement as of the termination date; (iv) upon receiving a written request from the Disclosing Party, the Receiving Party will promptly return to the Disclosing Party all Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party then in its possession or destroy all copies of such Confidential Information, at the Disclosing Party’s sole discretion and direction; (v) Customer will immediately cease all use of the Solutions and destroy and/or permanently delete all copies of any components of the Solutions in Customer’s possession; and (vi) Customer will uninstall the Solutions within thirty (30) days after termination of this Agreement or any applicable Solutions Addendum(s) and, upon Advanced Endpoint Protection’s request, provide written confirmation of such uninstallation. Advanced Endpoint Protection reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of Customer’s obligations under Sections 11.3(v) and 11.3(vi) herein. Customer will immediately confirm, in writing, that it has complied with these Sections 11.3(v) and 11.3(vi) at Advanced Endpoint Protection’s request. Notwithstanding any terms to the contrary in this Agreement, the Restrictions and Sections 4 (Ownership and Reservation of Rights), 6 (Privacy and Security), 7 (Confidentiality), 9 (Indemnification Obligations), 10 (Limitation of Liability), 11.3 (Effects of Termination) and 12 (General Provisions) will survive any termination of this Agreement.
12. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
12.1. Entire Agreement. This Agreement, together with all terms attached or referenced herein (all of which are incorporated herein by reference), set forth the entire agreement and understanding of the Parties relating to Customer’s subscription to the Solutions, and the Parties herein expressly agree that this Agreement supersedes all prior or contemporaneous potentially or actually conflicting terms in agreements, proposals, negotiations, conversations, discussions and/or understandings, whether written or oral, with respect to such subject matter and all past dealing or industry customs (including without limitation any nondisclosure agreement among the Parties relating to any prior use of the Solutions, any Quote or Purchase Order and/or another agreement among the Parties in connection with Customer’s consideration and/or evaluation of the Solutions), excluding only any written agreement executed by Advanced Endpoint Protection, expressly referencing this Agreement and only to the extent expressly superseding specific terms in this Agreement. In the event of conflict, the terms in the applicable Solutions Addendum(s) shall supersede and take precedence over the terms in this Agreement.
12.2. Independent Contractors. Neither Party will, for any purpose, be deemed to be an agent, franchisor, franchise, employee, representative, owner or partner of the other Party, and the relationship between the Parties will only be that of independent contractors. Neither Party will have any right or authority to assume or create any obligations or to make any representations or warranties on behalf of any other Party, whether express or implied, or to bind the other Party in any respect whatsoever.
12.3. Governing Law and Venue. This agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to any conflict-of-law principles. Any claim, suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement, any Purchase Order, or the Parties’ relationship shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts located in Santa Clara County, California, and the Parties irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts in any such claim, suit, action, or proceeding. Prior to the filing or initiation of any action or proceeding relating to this Agreement, the Parties must participate in good faith mediation in Santa Clara County, California (except an action or proceeding required to protect or enforce a Party’s Intellectual Property Rights). In any such claim, suit, action, or proceeding, the prevailing Party is entitled to reimbursement of its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.
12.4. Publicity. Customer agrees that Advanced Endpoint Protection may reference and use Customer’s name and trademarks in Advanced Endpoint Protection marketing and promotional materials, including, but not limited to, the Site, solely for the purpose of identifying Customer as Advanced Endpoint Protection’s customer. Otherwise, neither Party may use the trade names, trademarks, service marks, or logos of the other Party without the express written consent of the other Party.
12.5. Assignment. Neither this Agreement nor any right or duty under this Agreement may be transferred, assigned, or delegated by a Party, by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the other Party and such consent shall not be unreasonably delayed or withheld. Any attempted transfer, assignment, or delegation without such consent will be void and without effect. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each Party may assign this Agreement to a successor of substantially all of its business or assets, whether by merger, sale of assets, sale of stock, sale of control, reorganization, or otherwise, with written notice to the other Party, provided that such successor-in-interest agrees in writing to assume all of the assigning Party’s obligations under this Agreement, and provided further that any such successor-in-interest to Customer does not directly or indirectly compete with Advanced Endpoint Protection. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the Parties and their respective representatives, heirs, administrators, successors, and permitted assigns.
12.6. Export Compliance. The Solutions, Related Services and Products (as defined in the Singularity Terms), and all other components of the Solutions that Advanced Endpoint Protection may provide or make available to Customer for use by Customer’s users are subject to U.S. export control and economic sanctions laws, including the Export Administration Regulations and trade and economic sanctions imposed by Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”). Customer agrees not to violate such laws and regulations as they relate to Customer’s access to and use of the Solutions. Customer shall not access or use the Solutions if Customer is located in any jurisdiction in which the provision of the Solutions is prohibited under U.S. or other applicable laws or regulations, (each, a “Prohibited Jurisdiction”), and Customer agrees not to permit access to the Solutions to any government, entity, or individual located in any Prohibited Jurisdiction, or to any person or entity currently included on the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List or the Consolidated Sanctions List maintained by OFAC (“Prohibited Person”), or to any other person or entity in violation of any U.S. or other applicable export laws, regulations, embargoes, prohibitions, or restrictions. Customer agrees to comply with all applicable laws regarding the export or re-export of technology from the U.S. and the country in which Customer and users are located. Customer represents and warrants that neither Customer nor any of Customer’s Affiliates is an entity that (i) is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by any person or entity currently included on the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List or the Consolidated Sanctions List maintained by OFAC, or (ii) is located in, or is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by any entity or individual located in, any Prohibited Jurisdiction.
12.7. Amendments and Waivers. No modification, addition, deletion, or waiver of any rights under this Agreement will be binding on a Party unless made in a written agreement executed by a duly authorized representative of each Party. No failure or delay (in whole or in part) on the part of a Party to exercise any right or remedy hereunder will operate as a waiver thereof or effect any other right or remedy, and no waiver of one breach or default or any delay in exercising any rights will not constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. All rights and remedies hereunder are cumulative and are not exclusive of any other rights or remedies provided hereunder or by law.
12.8. Notices. Any legal notice (whether this Agreement expressly states “written notice” or “notice”) or communication required or permitted to be given hereunder must be in writing, signed or authorised by the Party giving notice, and may be delivered by hand, deposited with an overnight courier, sent by confirmed email or mailed by registered or certified mail, return-receipt requested, postage prepaid, in each case to the address of the receiving Party as identified in the signature box below, on a valid Purchase Order, in the case of Advanced Endpoint Protection, or at such other address as may hereafter be furnished in writing by either Party to the other Party. Such notice will be deemed to have been given as of the date it is delivered. Notice is effective on the earlier of five (5) days from being deposited for delivery or the date on the confirmed email or courier receipt.
12.9. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid, illegal, or incapable of being enforced by any rule of law or public policy, all other provisions of this Agreement will nonetheless remain in full force and effect so long as the economic and legal substance of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement is not affected in any manner adverse to any Party. Upon such determination that any provision is invalid, illegal, or incapable of being enforced, the Parties will negotiate in good faith to modify this Agreement so as to affect the original intent of the Parties as closely as possible in an acceptable manner to the end that the transactions contemplated hereby are fulfilled.
12.10. Force Majeure. Except for payments of Fees due under this Agreement, neither Party will be responsible for any failure to perform or delay attributable in whole or in part to any cause or event beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God (e.g., fire, storm, floods, earthquakes, etc.), civil disturbances, disruption of telecommunications, disruption of power or other essential services, interruption or termination of service provided by any service providers used by Advanced Endpoint Protection, labor disturbances, vandalism, cable cuts, or any malicious or unlawful acts of any third party.
12.11. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed: (i) in two or more counterparts, each of which will be deemed an original and all of which will together constitute the same instrument; and (ii) by the Parties by exchange of signatures pages by mail or e-mail (if e-mail, signatures in Adobe PDF or similar format).