THIS AGREEMENT GOVERNS CUSTOMER’S ACQUISITION AND USE OF SMARTLING SERVICES. BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT OR AN ORDER FORM THAT REFERENCES THIS AGREEMENT, EITHER BY CLICKING A BOX INDICATING ACCEPTANCE OR BY EXECUTION, CUSTOMER AGREES TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
This Agreement is effective between Customer and Smartling as of the date of Customer accepting this Agreement.
“Agreement” shall mean this Master Services Agreement.
“Customer” shall mean the entity, other than Smartling, that enters into this Agreement.
“Customer Data” shall mean all electronic data or information submitted by Customer to Smartling.
“Documentation” shall mean the online documentation for the Software Services, accessible via support.smartling.com, as updated from time to time.
“Non-Smartling Application” shall mean a software application that is provided by Customer or a third party.
“Order Form” shall mean the ordering documents for Customer’s purchases of Services from Smartling that are entered into by the parties hereto from time to time. Upon execution by Smartling and Customer, any Order Form will become part of this Agreement.
“Professional Services” shall mean integration, consulting, language translation, and similar services, which may be described in a Statement of Work.
“Services” shall mean the Professional Services and Software Services collectively.
“SLA Exclusion” shall mean: (a) planned downtime (for which Smartling shall make good faith efforts to give at least 48 hours electronic notice); and (b) any unavailability caused by circumstances beyond Smartling’s reasonable control, including without limitation, an act of God, act of government, flood, fire, earthquake, civil unrest, act of terror, strike or other labor problem (other than one involving Smartling employees), Internet service provider failure or delay, Non-Smartling Application, denial of service attack, errors or omissions in the Source Content, or Customer’s failure to use the Services in accordance with the Documentation.
“Smartling” shall mean Smartling, Inc., a Delaware corporation, having its principal place of business at 1375 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10018.
“Software Services” shall mean software applications provided by Smartling.
“Source Content” shall mean Customer Data that is submitted by or for Customer to the Services and authorized for
translation into one or more languages, as described by the Documentation.
- “Statement of Work” shall mean a document describing the scope and schedule of Professional Services to be performed by Smartling for Customer. Each Statement of Work shall be associated with an Order Form and shall be governed by the terms of this Agreement.
2. FREE TRIALS & FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS
2.1. Term. If Customer registers on Smartling’s website for a free trial or free subscription, Smartling will make one or more Software Services available to Customer free of charge until the earlier of: (a) the end of the free trial period for such Software Service(s); (b) the start date of a paid subscription for such Software Service(s); or (c) Smartling’s termination of the free trial or free subscription for such Software Service(s). Smartling may terminate a free trial or free subscription for any reason by giving Customer at least 10 days’ prior notice.
2.2. Data and Customizations. Any data Customer enters into the Software Services, and any customizations made to the Software Services by or for Customer, during Customer’s free trial or free subscription will be permanently lost unless Customer purchases a subscription to the same Software Services as those covered by the trial or exports such data before the end of the trial period or before Smartling terminates the free subscription.
2.3. No Warranty. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE SOFTWARE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY DURING THE FREE TRIAL OR FREE SUBSCRIPTION.
3. SMARTLING RESPONSIBILITIES
3.1. Provision of Services. Smartling will: (a) make the Services available to Customer pursuant to this Agreement and the applicable Order Forms; (b) provide Smartling’s standard success plan for the Services to Customer at no additional charge, as described by the Documentation, and/or upgraded support if purchased; and (c) use commercially reasonable efforts to make the online Software Services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except for SLA Exclusions.
3.2. Protection of the Customer Data. Smartling will maintain commercially reasonable administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for protection of the security, confidentiality and integrity of the Customer Data.
3.3. Smartling Personnel. Smartling will be responsible for the performance of its personnel (including its employees and contractors) and their compliance with its obligations under this Agreement, except as otherwise specified herein.
4. USE OF SOFTWARE SERVICES
4.1. Customer Responsibilities. Customer is responsible for all actions taken by Customer with the Software Services. Customer will: (a) be responsible for the accuracy, quality, and legality of the Customer Data; (b) use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to or use of Software Services, and notify Smartling promptly of any such unauthorized access or use; and (c) use the Software Services only in accordance with applicable laws and government regulations.
4.2. Use Guidelines. Customer shall use the Software Services solely for its own business purposes as contemplated by this Agreement and shall not: (a) license, sublicense, sell, resell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, time share, or otherwise commercially exploit or make the Software Services available to any third party; (b) knowingly distribute via or store within the Software Services infringing or otherwise unlawful or tortious material, including material that violates third party privacy rights; (c) knowingly distribute via, upload to, or store within the Software Services any code, files, scripts, agents, or programs intended to do harm, including, for example, viruses, worms, time bombs, and Trojan horses; (d) knowingly interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Software Services or the data contained therein; (e) access the Software Services for any competitive purposes; or (f) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Software Services or its related systems or networks.
4.3. Integration with Non-Smartling Applications. Customer may desire to use Non-Smartling Applications with the Software Services. To use such Non-Smartling Applications, Customer may be required to obtain access to Non-Smartling Applications from their providers, and may be required to grant Smartling access to Customer’s account(s) on the Non-Smartling Applications. Any use by Customer of such Non-Smartling Applications, and any exchange of data between Customer and any NonSmartling Application provider, is solely between Customer and the applicable Non-Smartling Application provider. Smartling does not warrant or support Non-Smartling Applications or their interoperability with the Software Services.
5. FEES & PAYMENT
5.1. Fees. Customer will pay all fees specified in Order Forms. Except as otherwise specified herein or in an Order Form: (a) fees are based on Services purchased and not actual usage; (b) payment obligations are non-cancelable; fees paid are nonrefundable; and (c) the quantity of Services purchased cannot be decreased during the relevant subscription term.
5.2. Invoicing and Payment. Except as otherwise provided, all fees are quoted and payable in United States dollars. If Customer provides credit card information to Smartling, Customer authorizes Smartling to charge such credit card for all Services listed in the Order Form(s) and for any renewal subscription term(s) as set forth in Section 10.2. Such charges shall be made in accordance with the billing frequency stated in the applicable Order Form. If the Order Form specifies that payment will be by a method other than a credit card, Smartling will invoice Customer in accordance with the relevant Order Form. Customer is responsible for providing complete and accurate billing and contact information to Smartling and notifying Smartling of any changes to such information.
5.3. Overdue Charges. If any invoiced amount is not received by Smartling by the due date, then without limiting Smartling’s rights or remedies, those charges may accrue late interest at the rate of 1.5% of the outstanding balance per month, or the maximum rate permitted by law, whichever is lower.
5.4. Suspension of Services. If any amount owing by Customer under this or any other agreement for the Services is 30 or more days overdue (or 10 or more days overdue in the case of amounts Customer has authorized Smartling to charge to its credit card), Smartling may, without limiting its other rights and remedies, suspend the Services to Customer until such amounts are paid in full. Smartling will give Customer at least 10 days’ prior notice that Customer’s account is overdue before suspending services to Customer.
5.5. Payment Disputes. Smartling will not exercise its rights under Sections 5.3 or 5.4 if Customer is disputing the applicable charges reasonably and in good faith and is cooperating diligently to resolve the dispute.
5.6. Taxes. Smartling’s fees do not include any taxes, levies, duties, or similar governmental assessments of any nature, including, for example, value-added, sales, use, or withholding taxes, assessable by any jurisdiction whatsoever (collectively, “Taxes”). Customer is responsible for paying all Taxes associated with Customer’s purchases hereunder. If Smartling has the legal obligation to pay or collect Taxes for which Customer is responsible under this Section 5.6, Smartling will invoice Customer and Customer will pay that amount unless Customer provides Smartling with a valid tax exemption certificate authorized by the appropriate taxing authority. The only taxes for which Smartling is responsible with regard to this Agreement are taxes associated with its income and employees.
5.7. Future Functionality. Customer agrees that its purchases are not contingent on the delivery of any future functionality or features, or dependent on any oral or written public comments made by Smartling regarding future functionality or features.
6. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS & LICENSES
6.1. Reservation of Rights. Subject to the limited rights expressly granted hereunder, Smartling and its licensors reserve all of its/their right, title, and interest in and to the Software Services, including all of its/their related intellectual property rights. No rights are granted to Customer hereunder other than as expressly set forth herein. Subject to the limited rights expressly granted hereunder, Customer and its licensors reserve all of its/their right, title, and interest in and to the Customer Data, including all of its/their related intellectual property rights. No rights are granted to Smartling hereunder other than as expressly set forth herein.
6.2. License by Smartling to Use Software Services. Smartling grants to Customer a worldwide, limited-term, nonexclusive license to use Software Services ordered by Customer pursuant to Order Forms, subject to those Order Forms, and this Agreement.
6.3. License by Customer to Host the Customer Data. Customer grants Smartling a worldwide, limited-term license to host, copy, transmit, and display the Customer Data solely as necessary for Smartling to provide the Services in accordance with this Agreement.
6.4. License by Customer to Use Feedback. Customer grants to Smartling a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use and incorporate into the Services any suggestion, enhancement request, recommendation, correction, or other feedback provided by Customer relating to the operation of the Services.
6.5. Publicity. While this Agreement is in effect, either party may include the name and logo of the other party in lists (including on its website) of customers or vendors in accordance with the other party’s standard logo and/or trademark usage guidelines. Except as set forth herein, neither party may use the trademarks and trade names of the other party without the prior written consent of the other party.
7.1. Definition of Confidential Information. “Confidential Information” means all information disclosed by a party (the “Disclosing Party”) to the other party (the “Receiving Party”), whether orally or in writing, that is designated as confidential or that reasonably should be understood to be confidential given the nature of the information and the circumstances of disclosure. Customer’s Confidential Information includes the Customer Data; Smartling’s Confidential Information includes the Services; and Confidential Information of each party includes the terms and conditions of all Order Forms (including pricing), as well as business and marketing plans, technology and technical information, product plans and designs, and business processes disclosed by such party. However, Confidential Information does not include any information that: (a) is or becomes generally known to the public without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party; (b) was known to the Receiving Party prior to its disclosure by the Disclosing Party without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party; (c) is received from a third party without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party; or (d) was independently developed by the Receiving Party.
7.2. Protection of Confidential Information. The Receiving Party will use the same degree of care that it uses to protect the confidentiality of its own Confidential Information of like kind (but not less than reasonable care): (a) not to use any Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party for any purpose outside the scope of this Agreement; and (b) except as otherwise authorized by the Disclosing Party in writing, to limit access to Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party to those of its employees and contractors who need that access for purposes consistent with this Agreement and who have signed confidentiality agreements with the Receiving Party containing protections no less stringent than those herein.
7.3. Compelled Disclosure. The Receiving Party may disclose Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party or Personally Identifiable Information to the extent compelled by law to do so, provided the Receiving Party gives the Disclosing Party prior written notice of the compelled disclosure (to the extent legally permitted) and reasonable assistance, at the Disclosing Party’s cost, if the Disclosing Party wishes to contest the disclosure. If the Receiving Party is compelled by law to disclose the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information as part of a civil proceeding, and the Disclosing Party is not contesting the disclosure, the Disclosing Party will reimburse the Receiving Party for its reasonable cost of compiling and providing secure access to that Confidential Information.
8. WARRANTIES & DISCLAIMERS
8.1. Mutual Warranties. Each party represents that it has validly entered into this Agreement and has the legal power to do so.
8.2. Smartling Warranties. Smartling warrants that: (a) the Software Services will perform materially in accordance with the applicable Documentation; and (b) Smartling will not materially decrease the functionality of the Software Services during a subscription term. For any breach of an above warranty, Customer’s exclusive remedies are those described in Sections 11.3 and 11.4.
8.3. Disclaimer. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED HEREIN AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SMARTLING EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND GUARANTEES WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING BY LAW, PRIOR ORAL OR WRITTEN STATEMENTS, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. NO REPRESENTATION OR OTHER AFFIRMATION OF FACT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, STATEMENTS REGARDING CAPACITY, SUITABILITY FOR USE, OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES, NOT CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A WARRANTY BY SMARTLING.
9.1. By Smartling. Smartling shall defend, indemnify, and hold Customer harmless against any loss, damage, or costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) incurred in connection with claims, demands, suits, or proceedings (collectively, “Claims”) made or brought against Customer by a third party alleging that Customer’s use of the Services within the scope of this Agreement infringes the intellectual property rights of such third party; provided, however, that Smartling shall have no such indemnification obligation to the extent such infringement: (a) relates to use of the Services in combination with other software, hardware, data products, processes, or materials not provided by Smartling and the infringement would not have occurred but for the combination; (b) arises from or relates to modifications to the Services not made or authorized by Smartling; or (c) continues after notification of an infringing activity or use by Smartling.
9.3. Procedure. As an express condition to the indemnifying party’s obligation under this Section 8, the party seeking indemnification must: (a) promptly notify the indemnifying party in writing of the applicable Claim for which indemnification is sought; and (b) provide the indemnifying party with all non-monetary assistance, information, and authority reasonably required for the defense and settlement of such Claim. The indemnifying party may select counsel for defense of the Claim and direct the course of any litigation or other disputed proceedings concerning the Claim. The indemnified party may select its own counsel and direct its own defense of a Claim if it chooses to do so, but it must bear the costs of its own counsel and any activities in any disputed proceeding conducted by counsel of its choosing. The indemnifying party may settle any Claim, to the extent the Claim seeks a money payment, with or without the consent of the indemnified party. The indemnifying party must obtain the indemnified party’s consent to any settlement to the extent it consents to injunctive or any other equitable relief or contains terms governing future activities that would materially affect the indemnified party’s business or interests, said consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned, or delayed.
10.1. Limitation of Liability. NEITHER PARTY’S LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT WILL EXCEED THE FEES FOR SOFTWARE SERVICES INCURRED BY CUSTOMER HEREUNDER IN THE 6 MONTHS PRECEDING THE INITIAL ACT OR OMISSION GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY, PROVIDED THAT IN NO EVENT WILL EITHER PARTY’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF FEES FOR SOFTWARE SERVICES PAID BY CUSTOMER HEREUNDER. THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY WHETHER AN ACTION IS IN CONTRACT OR TORT AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY.
10.2. Exclusion of Consequential and Related Damages. IN NO EVENT WILL EITHER PARTY HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO THE OTHER PARTY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, COVER, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, WHETHER AN ACTION IS IN CONTRACT OR TORT AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, EVEN IF A PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
10.3. Time to File Claim. NO CLAIM MAY BE BROUGHT BY A PARTY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT MORE THAN 12 MONTHS AFTER THE INITIAL ACT OR OMISSION GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIM.
11. TERM & TERMINATION
11.1. Term of Agreement. This Agreement commences on the Effective Date and continues until the expiration or termination of all subscriptions hereunder.
11.2. Term of Purchased Subscriptions. The term of the subscription for a Service shall be as specified in the applicable Order Form for such Service. Except as otherwise specified in an Order Form, subscriptions will automatically renew for additional periods equal to the expiring subscription term, unless either party gives the other written notice of non-renewal at least 30 days before the end of the relevant subscription term. The per-unit pricing during any automatic renewal term will be the same as that during the immediately prior term unless Smartling has given Customer written notice of a pricing increase at least 60 days before the end of that prior term, in which case the pricing increase will be effective upon renewal and thereafter.
11.3. Termination. A party may terminate this Agreement: (a) 30 days after written notice to the other party of a material breach if such breach remains uncured at the expiration of such period; or (b) if the other party becomes the subject of a petition in bankruptcy or any other proceeding relating to insolvency, receivership, liquidation, or assignment for the benefit of creditors.
11.4. Refund or Payment upon Termination. If this Agreement is terminated by Customer in accordance with Section 10.3, Smartling will refund Customer any prepaid fees covering the remainder of the term of all Order Forms after the effective date of termination. If this Agreement is terminated by Smartling in accordance with Section 10.3, Customer will pay any unpaid fees covering the remainder of the term of all Order Forms. In no event will termination relieve Customer of its obligation to pay any fees payable to Smartling for the period prior to the effective date of termination.
11.5. Surviving Provisions. Sections 5, 6.1, 6.4, 6.5, 7, 8.3, 9, 10, 11.4, and 12 will survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
12. GENERAL PROVISIONS
12.1. Manner of Giving Notice. Except as otherwise specified in this Agreement, all notices, permissions, and approvals hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given upon: (a) hand delivery; (b) the second business day after mailing; or (c) the second business day after sending by confirmed facsimile. Notices to Smartling shall be addressed to the attention of its General Counsel. Notices to Customer shall be addressed to the billing contact designated by Customer.
12.2. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed exclusively by the internal laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflicts of laws rules. Any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be settled by binding arbitration in New York, New York, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association by 3 arbitrators appointed in accordance with such rules. Except as otherwise provided, each party consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York, New York to adjudicate any action arising out of or related to this Agreement. Each party also waives any right to jury trial in connection with any action or litigation in any way arising out of or related to this Agreement. All actions must be brought in the parties’ individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding. Customer agrees that, by entering into this Agreement, the parties are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply to this Agreement.
12.3. Entire Agreement. This Agreement, including all Addenda, Order Forms, and Statements of Work, constitutes the entire agreement between the parties, and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, proposals, or representations, written or oral, concerning its subject matter. No modification, amendment, or waiver of any provision of this Agreement shall be effective unless in writing and signed by the party against whom the modification, amendment, or waiver is to be asserted. To the extent of any conflict or inconsistency between the provisions in the body of this Agreement and any Addendum, Order Form, or Statement of Work, the terms contained in the body of this Agreement shall prevail unless expressly stated otherwise in such Addendum, Order Form, or Statement of Work. Notwithstanding any language to the contrary herein, no terms and conditions stated in a Customer purchase order or in any other Customer order documentation (excluding Order Forms and Statements of Work) shall be incorporated into or form any part of this Agreement, and all such terms or conditions shall be null and void. The language used in this Agreement shall be deemed to be language chosen by both parties hereto to express their mutual intent, and no rule of strict construction against either party shall apply to rights granted herein or to any term or condition of this Agreement.
12.4. Assignment. Customer may not assign any of its rights or obligations hereunder, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without Smartling’s prior written consent. This Agreement will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their respective successors, and permitted assigns.
12.5. Relationship of the Parties. The parties are independent contractors. This Agreement does not create a partnership, franchise, joint venture, agency, fiduciary, or employment relationship between the parties.
12.6. Third-Party Beneficiaries. There are no other third-party beneficiaries under this Agreement.
12.7. Waiver and Cumulative Remedies. No failure or delay by either party in exercising any right under this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of that right. Other than as expressly stated herein, the remedies provided herein are in addition to, and not exclusive of, any other remedies of a party at law or in equity.
12.8. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, the provision will be deemed null and void, and the remaining provisions of this Agreement will remain in effect.