Software License Terms

Last Updated: August 31, 2020 

These Software License Terms (the "License Terms") govern the use of software (the “Services”) licensed by Spiisee Software Inc. (the “Provider”) to you (the “Customer”, “you”, and together with Provider, each a “Party” and collectively the “Parties”) on and pursuant to the terms set forth in the Master Agreement (as hereinafter defined) entered into by and between the Parties. By using or accessing the Services, or providing access to the Services to any Authorized User (as hereinafter defined), whether by manual or automated means, you agree to be bound by these License Terms. If you do not agree to be bound by these License Terms, neither you nor your Authorized Users are authorized to use the Services.

 

1. Definitions. When used herein, the capitalized terms set forth below shall have the meaning ascribed to them below:

(a)      "Aggregated Statistics" means data and information related to Customer's use of the Services that is used by Provider in an aggregate and anonymized manner, including to compile statistical and performance information related to the provision and operation of the Services.
 

(b).    "Authorized User" means Customer's employees, consultants, contractors, agents and partners (i) who are authorized by Customer to access and use the Services under the rights granted to Customer pursuant to this Agreement; and (ii) for whom access to the Services has been purchased hereunder.

(c)     "Confidential Information" has the meaning set forth in 6.

(d)     "Customer Data" means, other than Aggregated Statistics, information, data, and other content, in any form or medium, that is submitted, posted, or otherwise transmitted by or on behalf of Customer or an Authorized User through the Services. 

(e)    "Documentation" means Provider's user manuals, handbooks, and guides relating to the Services provided by Provider to Customer either electronically or in hard copy form.

(f)     "Feedback" has the meaning set forth in Section 7(c).

(g)    "Fees" has the meaning set forth in Section 5(a).

(h)    “General Terms of Use” means the terms of use agreement governing the use of the Services by Authorized Users, as amended from time to time (a current copy of which is always available at [Spiisee.com/terms-of-use]).

(i)    "Law" means any statute, law, ordinance, regulation, rule, code, order, constitution, treaty, common law, judgment, decree, or other requirements of any federal, provincial, territorial, municipal, or foreign government or political subdivision thereof, or any arbitrator, court, or tribunal of competent jurisdiction.

(j)    “License” has the meaning set forth in Section 2(b).

(k)    "Initial Term" has the meaning set forth in Section 11(a).

(l)     “License Level” means the particulars of the license provided hereunder, as set forth in the License Terms, including, but not limited to the Fees payable to the Provider in consideration of the provision of such license and the number of Authorized Users permitted to access the Services.

 

(m)    “License Terms” means Schedule B to the Master Agreement.

 

(n)     "Losses" has the meaning set forth in Section 9(a)(i).

 

(o)     “Master Agreement” means the master services agreement entered into by and between the Provider and Customer outlining certain terms and conditions relating to the provision by the Provider to the Customer of the Services;

 

(p)     "Notice" has the meaning set forth in Section 12(c).

 

(q)     “Privacy Policy” means the Provider’s policy regarding the collection of Customer Data in connection with the use of the Services, as amended from time to time (a current copy of which is always available at [Spiisee.com/privacy]).

 

(r)     "Provider IP" means the Services, the Documentation, and all registered and unregistered rights granted, applied for, or otherwise now or hereafter in existence under or related to any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, database protection, or other intellectual property provided to Customer or any Authorized User in connection with the foregoing. For the avoidance of doubt, Provider IP includes Aggregated Statistics and any information, data, or other content derived from Provider's monitoring of Customer's access to or use of the Services, but does not include Customer Data.

 

(s)     "Renewal Term" has the meaning set forth in Section 11(a).

 

(t)     "Service Suspension" has the meaning set forth in Section 2(g).

 

(u)    "Services" has the meaning set forth in the preamble hereto.

 

(v)    "Term" has the meaning set forth in Section 11(a).

 

(w)     "Third-Party Claim" has the meaning set forth in Section 9(a)(i). 

 

(x)     "Third-Party Products" means any third-party products provided with or incorporated into the Services.

2. Access and Use. 

(a).    Master Agreement. Provider will provide the Services subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Master Agreement. Any capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the Master Agreement. The License Terms identify the License Level under which the Services will be provided to you.

(b).    Provision of Access. Subject to and conditioned on Customer's payment of Fees and compliance with all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement and subject to the particulars of the License Level, Provider hereby grants Customer a non-exclusive, non-transferable (except in compliance with Section 12(j)) right to access and use the Services during the Term, solely for use by Authorized Users in accordance with the terms and conditions herein and in accordance with the

(c).    General Terms of Use (the “License”). The total number of Authorized Users will not exceed the number set forth in the License Terms, except as expressly agreed to in writing by the Parties and subject to any appropriate adjustment of the Fees payable hereunder. The Customer may add Authorized Users (up to the maximum provided under the License Terms) in its discretion through the Services, subject to full compliance with the License Terms and the General Terms of Use.

General Terms of Use. All Authorized Users shall agree to be bound by the General Terms of Use prior to using the Services. Customer agrees and acknowledges that (i) the Provider may modify the General Terms of Use in its sole discretion from time to time to reflect changes in applicable Law or its operating practices and; (ii) if any Authorized User does not agree to the terms of the General Terms of Use (as amended from time to time), they will not be permitted to make use of the Services.

(d).    Documentation Licence. Subject to the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement, Provider hereby grants to Customer a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable (except in compliance with Section 12(j)) licence to use the Documentation during the Term solely for Customer's internal business purposes in connection with its use of the Services.

(e).     Use Restrictions. Customer shall not use the Services for any purposes beyond the scope of the access granted in this Agreement. Customer shall not at any time, directly or indirectly, and shall not permit any Authorized Users to: (i) copy, modify, or create derivative works of the Services or Documentation, in whole or in part; (ii) rent, lease, lend, sell, license, sublicense, assign, distribute, publish, transfer, or otherwise make available the Services or Documentation; (iii) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, decode, adapt, or otherwise attempt to derive or gain access to any software component of the Services, in whole or in part; (iv) remove any proprietary notices from the Services or Documentation; or (v) use the Services or Documentation in any manner or for any purpose that infringes, misappropriates, or otherwise violates any intellectual property right or other rights of any person, or that violates any applicable law or the General Terms of Use.

 

(f).    Reservation of Rights. Provider reserves all rights not expressly granted to the Customer in this Agreement. Except for the limited rights and licenses expressly granted under this Agreement, nothing in this Agreement grants, by implication, waiver, estoppel, or otherwise, to Customer or any third party any intellectual property rights or other rights, title, or interest in or to the Provider IP.

 

(g).    Suspension. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, Provider may temporarily suspend Customer's and any Authorized User's access to any portion or all of the Services if: (i) Provider reasonably determines that (A) there is a threat or attack on any of the Provider IP, (B) Customer's or any Authorized User's use of the Provider IP disrupts or poses a security risk to the Provider IP or to any other customer or vendor of Provider, (C) Customer, or any Authorized User, is using the Provider IP for fraudulent or illegal activities, (D) subject to applicable Law, Customer has ceased to continue its business in the ordinary course, made an assignment for the benefit of creditors or similar disposition of its assets, or become the subject of any bankruptcy, reorganization, liquidation, dissolution, or similar proceeding, (E) Provider's provision of the Services to Customer or any Authorized User is prohibited by applicable Law; or (F) the Customer or any Authorized User is in breach of the General Terms of Use; (ii) any vendor of Provider has suspended or terminated Provider's access to or use of any third-party services or products required to enable Customer to access the Services; or (iii) in accordance with Section 5(a) (any such suspension described in subclause (i), (ii), or (iii), a “Service Suspension”). Provider shall use commercially reasonable efforts to provide written notice of any Service Suspension to Customer and to provide updates regarding resumption of access to the Services following any Service Suspension. Provider shall use commercially reasonable efforts to resume providing access to the Services as soon as reasonably possible after the event giving rise to the Service Suspension is cured. The provider will have no liability for any damage, liabilities, losses (including any loss of data or profits), or any other consequences that Customer or any Authorized User may incur as a result of a Service Suspension. 

 

(h).    Collection of Information; Aggregated Statistics. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, Provider may monitor Customer's and Authorized Users’ use of the Services and collect and compile information as described in the Provider’s Privacy Policy, which may include, but not be limited to, the production of Aggregated Statistics. As between Provider and Customer, all right, title, and interest in Aggregated Statistics, and all intellectual property rights therein, belong to and are retained solely by Provider. The customer acknowledges that Provider may compile Aggregated Statistics based on Customer Data input into the Services and that it may use Aggregated Statistics as set forth in the Privacy Policy. Customer agrees and acknowledges that Provider may collect information from Authorized Users as set forth in the Privacy Policy, which Privacy Policy may be amended in the Provider’s sole discretion from time to time to reflect changes in applicable Law or in Provider’s operating practices, provided, however, that the Privacy Policy and the collection of Authorized User information thereunder complies at all times with applicable Law.

3.    Customer Responsibilities.

(a).    General. The customer is responsible and liable for all uses of the Services and Documentation resulting from access provided by the Customer, directly or indirectly, whether such access or use is permitted by or in violation of this Agreement. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Customer is responsible for all acts and omissions of Authorized Users, and any act or omission by an Authorized User that would constitute a breach of this Agreement or of the General Terms of Use if taken by Customer will be deemed a breach of this Agreement by Customer.

 

(b).    Third-Party Products. The Provider may from time to time make Third-Party Products available to the Customer. For purposes of this Agreement, such Third-Party Products are subject to their own terms and conditions. If the Customer does not agree to abide by the applicable terms for any such Third-Party Products, then the Customer should not install or use such Third-Party Products. 

 

4.     Support. 

(a).    Support. The access rights granted hereunder entitles the Customer to the support service level in the category set forth in the License Terms for the support period set forth in the License Terms and thereafter, solely if the Customer purchases additional support services.

5.    Fees and Payment. 

 

(a).    Fees. The customer shall pay Provider the fees ("Fees") as set forth in the License Terms without off-set or deduction. Customer shall make all payments hereunder in Canadian dollars on or before the due dates set forth in the License Terms. If Customer fails to make any payment when due, without limiting Provider's other rights and remedies: (i) Provider may charge interest on the past due amount at the rate of eighteen percent (18%) per annum or, if lower, the maximum amount permitted under applicable Law; (ii) Customer shall reimburse Provider for all reasonable costs incurred by Provider in collecting any late payments or interest, including legal fees, court costs, and collection agency fees; and (iii) if such failure continues for five (5) days or more, Provider may suspend Customer's and its Authorized Users' access to any portion or all of the Services until such amounts are paid in full.

(b).    Taxes. All Fees and other amounts payable by Customer under this Agreement are exclusive of taxes and similar assessments. Customer is responsible for all harmonized sales tax (HST), provincial sales tax (PST), goods and services tax (GST), value added tax, use and excise taxes, and any other similar taxes, duties, and charges of any kind imposed by any federal, provincial, territorial, or local governmental entity on any amounts payable by Customer hereunder, other than any taxes imposed on Provider's income.

(c).     Auditing Rights and Required Records. Customer agrees to maintain complete and accurate records in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles during the Term and for a period of two (2) years after the termination or expiration of the License with respect to matters necessary for accurately determining amounts due hereunder. Provider may, at its own expense, on reasonable prior notice, periodically inspect and audit Customer's records with respect to matters covered by this Agreement, provided that if such inspection and audit reveals that Customer has underpaid Provider with respect to any amounts due and payable during the Term, Customer shall promptly pay the amounts necessary to rectify such underpayment, together with interest in accordance with Section 5(a). Customer shall pay for the costs of the audit if the audit determines that Customer's underpayment equals or exceeds five percent (5%) for any quarter. Such inspection and auditing rights will extend throughout the Term of this Agreement and for a period of two (2) years after the termination or expiration of this Agreement.

 

6.     Confidential Information. From time to time during the Term, either Party may disclose or make available to the other Party information about its business affairs, products, confidential intellectual property, trade secrets, third-party confidential information, and other sensitive or proprietary information, whether orally or in written, electronic, or other form or media/in written or electronic form or media, and whether or not marked, designated, or otherwise identified as "confidential" (collectively, "Confidential Information"). Confidential Information does not include information that, at the time of disclosure is: (a) in the public domain; (b) known to the receiving Party at the time of disclosure; (c) rightfully obtained by the receiving Party on a non-confidential basis from a third party; or (d) independently developed by the receiving Party. The receiving Party shall not disclose the disclosing Party's Confidential Information to any person or entity, except to the receiving Party's employees who have a need to know the Confidential Information for the receiving Party to exercise its rights or perform its obligations hereunder. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each Party may disclose Confidential Information to the limited extent required (i) in order to comply with the order of a court or other governmental body, or as otherwise necessary to comply with applicable law, provided that the Party making the disclosure pursuant to the order shall first have given written notice to the other Party and made a reasonable effort to obtain a protective order; or (ii) to establish a Party's rights under this Agreement, including to make required court filings. On the expiration or termination of the Agreement, the receiving Party shall promptly return to the disclosing Party all copies, whether in written, electronic, or other form or media, of the disclosing Party's Confidential Information, or destroy all such copies and certify in writing to the disclosing Party that such Confidential Information has been destroyed. Each Party's obligations of non-disclosure with regard to Confidential Information are effective as of the Effective Date and will expire five (5) years from the date first disclosed to the receiving Party; provided, however, with respect to any Confidential Information that constitutes a trade secret (as determined under applicable law), such obligations of non-disclosure will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement for as long as such Confidential Information remains subject to trade secret protection under applicable law.

8.    Intellectual Property Ownership; Feedback. 

 

(a).    Provider IP. Customer acknowledges that, as between Customer and Provider, Provider owns all right, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the Provider IP and, with respect to Third-Party Products, the applicable third-party providers own all right, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the Third-Party Products. 

 

(b).    Customer Data. Provider acknowledges that, as between Provider and Customer, Customer owns all right, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the Customer Data. Customer hereby grants to Provider a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, and otherwise use and display the Customer Data and perform all acts with respect to the Customer Data as may be necessary for Provider to provide the Services to Customer, and a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, modify, and otherwise use and display Customer Data incorporated within the Aggregated Statistics.

(c).    Feedback. If Customer or any of its employees or contractors sends or transmits any communications or materials to Provider by mail, email, telephone, or otherwise, suggesting or recommending changes to the Provider IP, including without limitation, new features or functionality relating thereto, or any comments, questions, suggestions, or the like ("Feedback"), Provider is free to use such Feedback irrespective of any other obligation or limitation between the Parties governing such Feedback. Customer hereby assigns to Provider on Customer's behalf, and on behalf of its employees, contractors and/or agents, all right, title, and interest in, and Provider is free to use, without any attribution or compensation to any party, any ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, or other intellectual property rights contained in the Feedback, for any purpose whatsoever, although Provider is not required to use any Feedback.

9.    Limited Warranty and Warranty Disclaimer.

(a).    THE PROVIDER IP IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND PROVIDER HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE. PROVIDER SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ALL WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE. PROVIDER MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND THAT THE PROVIDER IP, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR RESULTS OF THE USE THEREOF, WILL MEET CUSTOMER'S OR ANY OTHER PERSON'S REQUIREMENTS, OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, ACHIEVE ANY INTENDED RESULT, BE COMPATIBLE OR WORK WITH ANY SOFTWARE, SYSTEM, OR OTHER SERVICES, OR BE SECURE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, FREE OF HARMFUL CODE, OR ERROR FREE. 

9.     Indemnification. 

(a). Provider Indemnification. 

(i).    Provider shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Customer from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, costs (including reasonable legal fees) ("Losses") incurred by Customer resulting from any third-party claim, suit, action, or proceeding ("Third-Party Claim") that the Services, or any use of the Services in accordance with this Agreement, infringes or misappropriates such third party's intellectual property rights, provided that Customer promptly notifies Provider in writing of the claim, cooperates with Provider, and allows Provider sole authority to control the defense and settlement of such claim. 

(ii).    If such a claim is made or appears possible, Customer agrees to permit Provider, at Provider's sole discretion, to (A) modify or replace the Services, or component or part thereof, to make it non-infringing, or (B) obtain the right for Customer to continue use. If Provider determines that neither alternative is reasonably available, Provider may terminate this Agreement, in its entirety or with respect to the affected component or part, effective immediately on written notice to Customer. 

 

(iii).    This Section 9(a) will not apply to the extent that the alleged infringement arises from: (A) use of the Services in combination with data, software, hardware, equipment, or technology not provided by Provider or authorized by Provider in writing; (B) modifications to the Services not made by Provider; or (C) Customer Data; or (D) Third-Party Products. 

(b).    Customer Indemnification. Customer shall indemnify, hold harmless, and, at Provider's option, defend Provider from and against any Losses resulting from any Third-Party Claim that the Customer Data, or any use of the Customer Data in accordance with this Agreement, infringes or misappropriates such third party's intellectual property rights and any Third-Party Claims based on Customer's or any Authorized User's (i) negligence or wilful misconduct; (ii) use of the Services in a manner not authorized by this Agreement; (iii) use of the Services in combination with data, software, hardware, equipment or technology not provided by Provider or authorized by Provider in writing; or (iv) modifications to the Services not made by Provider, provided that Customer may not settle any Third-Party Claim against Provider unless Provider consents to such settlement, and further provided that Provider will have the right, at its option, to defend itself against any such Third-Party Claim or to participate in the defence thereof by counsel of its own choice. 

 

(c).   Sole Remedy. THIS 9 SETS FORTH CUSTOMER'S SOLE REMEDIES AND PROVIDER'S SOLE LIABILITY AND OBLIGATION FOR ANY ACTUAL, THREATENED, OR ALLEGED CLAIMS THAT THE SERVICES INFRINGE, MISAPPROPRIATE, OR OTHERWISE VIOLATE ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY. 

10.     Limitations of Liability. IN NO EVENT WILL PROVIDER BE LIABLE UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT UNDER ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, AND OTHERWISE, FOR ANY: (a) CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, AGGRAVATED, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES; (b) INCREASED COSTS, DIMINUTION IN VALUE, OR LOST BUSINESS, PRODUCTION, REVENUES, OR PROFITS; (c) LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION; (d) USE, INABILITY TO USE, LOSS, INTERRUPTION, DELAY OR RECOVERY OF ANY DATA, OR BREACH OF DATA OR SYSTEM SECURITY; OR (e) COST OF REPLACEMENT GOODS OR SERVICES, IN EACH CASE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER PROVIDER WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES OR SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES WERE OTHERWISE FORESEEABLE. IN NO EVENT WILL PROVIDER'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT (EXCLUDING WITH RESPECT TO THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS) UNDER ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, AND OTHERWISE EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNTS PAID TO PROVIDER UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IN THE TWELVE MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM. 

11.     Term and Termination.  

 

(a).     Term. The initial term of this Agreement begins on the Effective Date and, unless terminated earlier pursuant to this Agreement's express provisions, will continue in effect until three (3) years from such date (the "Initial Term"). This Agreement will automatically renew for additional successive one (1) year terms unless earlier terminated pursuant to this Agreement's express provisions or either Party gives the other Party written notice of non-renewal at least sixty (60) days prior to the expiration of the then-current term (each a "Renewal Term" and together with the Initial Term, the "Term").]

(b).    Termination. In addition to any other express termination right set forth in this Agreement:

(i).    Provider may terminate this Agreement, effective on written notice to Customer, if Customer fails to pay any amount when due hereunder, and such failure continues more than fifteen (15) days after Provider's delivery of written notice thereof or if the Customer shall be in breach of the provisions of Subsection 2(d) hereof;

 

(ii).    either Party may terminate this Agreement, effective on written notice to the other Party, if the other Party materially breaches this Agreement, and such breach: (A) is incapable of cure; or (B) being capable of cure, remains uncured thirty (30) days after the non-breaching Party provides the breaching Party with written notice of such breach; or

 

(iii).    either Party may terminate this Agreement, effective immediately upon written notice to the other Party, if the other Party: (A) becomes insolvent or is generally unable to pay, or fails to pay, its debts as they become due; (B) files or has filed against it, a petition for voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy or otherwise becomes subject, voluntarily or involuntarily, to any proceeding under any domestic or foreign bankruptcy or insolvency law; (C) makes or seeks to make a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or (D) applies for or has appointed a receiver, trustee, custodian, or similar agent appointed by order of any court of competent jurisdiction to take charge of or sell any material portion of its property or business.

 

(b).    Effect of Expiration or Termination. Upon expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement, Customer shall immediately discontinue use of the Provider IP and, without limiting Customer's obligations under 6, Customer shall delete, destroy, or return all copies of the Provider IP and certify in writing to the Provider that the Provider IP has been deleted or destroyed. No expiration or termination will affect Customer's obligation to pay all Fees that may have become due before such expiration or termination, or entitle Customer to any refund.

 

(c).    Survival. This Section 11(d) and 1, 5, 6, 7, Section 8(a), 9, tion 10, and 12 shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement. No other provisions of this Agreement survive the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement.

 

12. Miscellaneous. 

 

(a).    Entire Agreement. This Agreement, together with any other documents incorporated herein by reference and all related Exhibits, constitutes the sole and entire agreement of the Parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, and representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter. 

 

(b).    Order of Precedence. In the event of any inconsistency between the statements made in the body of this Agreement, the related Exhibits, and any other documents incorporated herein by reference, the following order of precedence governs: (i) first, this Agreement, excluding its Exhibits; (ii) second, the Exhibits to this Agreement as of the Effective Date; and (iii) third, any other documents incorporated herein by reference.

 

(c).    Notices. All notices, requests, consents, claims, demands, waivers, and other communications hereunder (each, a "Notice") must be in writing and addressed to the Parties at the addresses set forth on the first page of this Agreement (or to such other address that may be designated by the Party giving Notice from time to time in accordance with this Section). Notices sent in accordance with this Section will be deemed effectively given: (a) when received, if delivered by hand, with signed confirmation of receipt; (b) when received, if sent by a nationally recognized overnight courier, signature required; (c) when sent, if by facsimile or email (in each case, with confirmation of transmission) if sent during the addressee's normal business hours, and on the next business day if sent after the addressee's normal business hours; and (d) on the fifth (5th) day after the date mailed by certified or registered mail by the Canada Post Corporation, return receipt requested, postage prepaid.

 

(d).     Force Majeure. In no event shall either Party be liable to the other Party, or be deemed to have breached this Agreement, for any failure or delay in performing its obligations under this Agreement (except for any obligations to make payments), if and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by any circumstances beyond such Party's reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, epidemics, pandemics, including the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, flood, fire, earthquake, explosion, war, terrorism, invasion, riot or other civil unrest, strikes, labour stoppages or slowdowns or other industrial disturbances, or passage of law or any action taken by a governmental or public authority, including imposing an embargo.

 

(e).     Amendments and Modifications. No amendment to or modification of this Agreement is effective unless it is in writing and signed by an authorized representative of each Party. 

 

(f).    Waiver. No waiver by any Party of any of the provisions hereof will be effective unless explicitly set forth in writing and signed by the Party so waiving. Except as otherwise set forth in this Agreement, (i) no failure to exercise, or delay in exercising, any rights, remedy, power, or privilege arising from this Agreement will operate or be construed as a waiver thereof, and (ii) no single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power, or privilege hereunder will preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power, or privilege.

 

(g).    Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability will not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction.

 

(h).    Governing Law.  This Agreement and all related documents including all exhibits attached hereto, and all matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement, whether sounding in contract, tort, or statute, are governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the Province of Ontario. 

 

(i).    Choice of Forum. Any legal suit, action, litigation, or proceeding of any kind whatsoever in any way arising out of, from or relating to this Agreement, including all statements of work, exhibits, schedules, attachments, and appendices attached to this Agreement, the services provided hereunder, and all contemplated transactions, shall be instituted in the courts of the Province of Ontario, and each Party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts in any such suit, action, litigation, or proceeding. Service of process, summons, notice, or other document by mail to such Party's address set forth herein shall be effective service of process for any suit, action, litigation, or other proceeding brought in any such court. Each Party agrees that a final judgment in any such suit, action, litigation, or proceeding is conclusive and may be enforced in other jurisdictions by suit on the judgment or in any other manner provided by law. The Parties irrevocably and unconditionally waive any objection to the venue of any action or proceeding in such courts and irrevocably waive and agree not to plead or claim in any such court that any such action or proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum.

 

(j).    Assignment. Customer may not assign any of its rights or delegate any of its obligations hereunder, in each case whether voluntarily, involuntarily, by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Provider. Any purported assignment or delegation in violation of this Section will be null and void. No assignment or delegation will relieve the assigning or delegating Party of any of its obligations hereunder. This Agreement is binding upon and inures to the benefit of the Parties and their respective permitted successors and assigns. 

 

(k).    Equitable Relief. Each Party acknowledges and agrees that a breach or threatened breach by such Party of any of its obligations under 6 or, in the case of Customer, Section 2(d), would cause the other Party irreparable harm for which monetary damages would not be an adequate remedy and agrees that, in the event of such breach or threatened breach, the other Party will be entitled to equitable relief, including a restraining order, an injunction, specific performance, and any other relief that may be available from any court, without any requirement to post a bond or other security, or to prove actual damages or that monetary damages are not an adequate remedy. Such remedies are not exclusive and are in addition to all other remedies that may be available at law, in equity or otherwise. 

 

(l).    Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which is deemed an original, but all of which together are deemed to be one and the same agreement.

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