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9. Terms for Use of IDC, Gartner, Forrester, Lux Research, IBISWorld, and Navigant Research Reports
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TERMS FOR USE OF IDC REPORTS
- You acknowledge and agree that IDC will be deemed to be the author of all IDC Reports and, accordingly, IDC will own all right, title, and interest in and to the IDC Reports, including without limitation all copyrights and trade-secrets rights. You shall include on all copies of the IDC Reports you use or distribute (as permitted by this Agreement) all IDC proprietary rights notices included or requested by IDC and, at IDC’s request, shall sign any assignments or other documents necessary or appropriate to confirm IDC’s copyright and ownership interests set forth herein.
- Under the terms of this Agreement, you are granted a license to use the IDC Reports to support internal marketing, strategic planning, and business development functions. This includes the right to quote or paraphrase individual sentences or occasional paragraphs, but not entire pages or chapters. For these purposes “internal” use is distinguished from external use and means uses intended only to serve your information needs (as distinguished from your suppliers, affiliates, and customers) and only to be seen by your officers and employees obligated to treat such information as confidential.
- You may not distribute, display, promote or otherwise use the IDC Reports or other IDC information or material for any external use, without the prior express written permission from the appropriate IDC representative, which permission shall not be unreasonably withheld. In such cases, you will provide a copy of the precise proposed wording or document to enable IDC to gauge the full context of the usage, and ensure its accuracy, currency, use in context and proper attribution. External use includes, but is not limited to, the publication, promotion, display or dissemination of advertisements, press releases, white papers, direct mail campaigns, Web site postings and any other materials where they may be viewed by persons who are not your officers or employees obligated to treat such material as confidential. You agree to communicate this policy to all relevant persons.
- Unless expressly stated otherwise, (i) the medium or format in which the IDC Reports are received, or which is specified as the medium for distribution (e.g., Internet, CD-ROM, Lotus Notes, PDF), is the only means by which you may reproduce and distribute those materials, subject also to any other requirements and restrictions as provided herein, (ii) external usage and distribution privileges are granted in the English language only, and (iii) when Web-posting is permitted, the posted IDC material may be displayed only on your public web site and may be linked into from other relevant sites, but may not be linked externally to, posted on or displayed from other sites. Without the prior express written permission from IDC, you may not alter the text, format, or graphic design of any IDC Report in any way, or insert additional material in such a way that it appears to be part of the content provided by IDC.
- You represent that you have or will put in place procedures to promote compliance with the above restrictions; that you will monitor compliance from time to time on your own and as requested by IDC; and that in the event of a breach or alleged breach of these restrictions you will notify IDC, promptly take reasonable corrective measures (in consultation with IDC) and provide IDC with access and cooperation to enable IDC to audit compliance.
- Absent the prior express written consent of IDC, you shall not use the name, trademarks, or logo of IDC in promotional materials, publicity releases, advertising, or other external publications or communications, whether oral or written.
- In the event of a breach of any of the foregoing obligations, you will be required to pay to IDC the amount of $4,500 for each and every such violation.
- You acknowledge that the only companies eligible to receive IDC Reports through the Service are those having less than $1,000,000 in revenues (for greater certainty revenues do not include venture capital or other types of funding that may be received by the company). You represent and warrant that you are a company with less than $1,000,000 in revenues.
TERMS FOR USE OF GARTNER REPORTS
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- While the Content is believed to be accurate at the time that it is made available as part of the Service, MaRS does not warrant or represent that any Content will be accurate or reliable. The services are provided on an “as-is” basis and the third party service provider offer no warranty. (See warranty disclaimer language below.)
- You further acknowledge and agree that you should not rely on any Content provided as part of the Service and that any reliance upon such Content shall be at your sole risk.
- This Schedule C sets forth your rights and obligations regarding access to and use of Forrester Works (as defined below) made available to you by MaRS.
- “Forrester Works” means Forrester research reports, scorecards, rankings, product comparisons, spreadsheets, graphics, tables, charts, data, compilations of data, assessment tools such as product rankings, formulas, and algorithms and all other Forrester proprietary content and material as may be made available to You by Forrester from time to time; and (ii) Forrester’s research methodologies, including but not limited to Forrester’s segmentation model and analysis methodology.
- You acknowledge and agree that Forrester Works are the property of Forrester, its affiliates or its licensors and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. Forrester Works comprise: (a) works of original authorship, including compiled content containing Forrester’s, its affiliates’ or its licensors’ selection, arrangement, coordination, and expression of such content or pre-existing material it has created, gathered, or assembled; and (b) information that has been created, developed, and maintained by Forrester, its affiliates or its licensors at great expense of time and money such that misappropriation or unauthorized use by others for commercial gain may unfairly and irreparably harm Forrester, its affiliates or its licensors. You shall not commit or permit any act or omission that would impair Forrester’s, its affiliates’ or its licensors’ proprietary and intellectual property rights in Forrester Works. All of your rights to use any Forrester Works are expressly stated herein; there are no implied rights, and Forrester reserves all rights not expressly granted to you.
- During the term of this Agreement, you may (a) make a single copy of the Forrester Works for your individual archival use; and (b) make a copy or slide of each scorecard, ranking, product comparison, spreadsheet, graphic, table, or portions of text less than a paragraph long contained in the Forrester Works for internal presentation purposes only, provided the Forrester copyright and Forrester’s other proprietary notices are affixed thereto. Except as explicitly permitted herein, you shall not sell, lease, transfer, sublicense, or otherwise make available or permit access to the Forrester Works, or any portion thereof, to any third party, consultant or contractor and shall not copy the Forrester Works in whole or in part. You shall be fully responsible for any of its employees’, consultants’ or contractors’ use of the Forrester Works in accordance with this Agreement. Inquiries regarding use of the Forrester Works may be made to Forrester’s citations department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Forrester shall not be liable for any damages incurred by you arising as a result of decisions made in reliance upon the Forrester Works or Services. In no event will Forrester be liable for any consequential, indirect, special, or incidental damages such as damages for lost profits, business failure or loss, arising out of this Agreement, whether or not such party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
- Any use of Forrester’s trademark, logo or name in marketing or publicity materials is prohibited without Forrester’s express written approval.
- You agree that Forrester shall be deemed a third party beneficiary of this Agreement.
TERMS FOR USE OF LUX RESEARCH REPORTS
- Client acknowledges and agrees that LUX will be deemed to be the author of all LUX Reports and, accordingly, LUX will own all right, title, and interest in and to the LUX Reports, including without limitation all copyrights and trade-secrets rights. Client shall include on all copies of the LUX Reports client may use or distribute (as permitted by this Agreement) all LUX proprietary rights notices included or requested by LUX and, at LUX’s request, shall sign any assignments or other documents necessary or appropriate to confirm LUX’s copyright and ownership interests set forth herein.
- Under the terms of this Agreement, Client is granted a license to use the LUX Reports to support internal marketing, strategic planning, and business development functions. This includes the right to quote or paraphrase individual sentences or occasional paragraphs, but not entire pages or chapters. For these purposes “internal” use is distinguished from external use and means uses intended only to serve Client information needs (as distinguished from Client suppliers, affiliates, and customers) and only to be seen by Client officers and employees obligated to treat such information as confidential.
- Client may not distribute, display, promote or otherwise use the LUX Reports or other LUX information or material for any external use, without the prior express written permission from the appropriate LUX representative, which permission shall not be unreasonably withheld. In such cases, Client will provide a copy of the precise proposed wording or document to enable LUX to gauge the full context of the usage, and ensure its accuracy, currency, use in context and proper attribution. External use includes, but is not limited to, the publication, promotion, display or dissemination of advertisements, press releases, white papers, direct mail campaigns, Web site postings and any other materials where they may be viewed by persons who are not Client officers or employees obligated to treat such material as confidential. Client agrees to communicate this policy to all relevant persons.
- Unless expressly stated otherwise, (i) the medium or format in which the LUX Reports are received, or which is specified as the medium for distribution (e.g., Internet, CD-ROM, Lotus Notes, PDF), is the only means by which Client may reproduce and distribute those materials, subject also to any other requirements and restrictions as provided herein, (ii) external usage and distribution privileges are granted in the English language only, and (iii) when Web-posting is permitted, the posted LUX material may be displayed only on Client public web site and may be linked into from other relevant sites, but may not be linked externally to, posted on or displayed from other sites. Without the prior express written permission from LUX, Client may not alter the text, format, or graphic design of any LUX Report in any way, or insert additional material in such a way that it appears to be part of the content provided by LUX.
- Client represents that Client has or will put in place procedures to promote compliance with the above restrictions; that Client will monitor compliance from time to time on Client’s own and as requested by LUX; and that in the event of a breach or alleged breach of these restrictions Client will notify LUX, promptly take reasonable corrective measures (in consultation with LUX) and provide LUX with access and cooperation to enable LUX to audit compliance.
- Absent the prior express written consent of LUX, Client shall not use the name, trademarks, or logo of LUX in promotional materials, publicity releases, advertising, or other external publications or communications, whether oral or written.
- In the event of a breach of any of the foregoing obligations, Client will be required to pay to LUX the amount of $4,500 for each and every such violation.
- Client acknowledges that the only companies eligible to receive LUX Reports through the Service are those having less than $1,000,000 in revenues (for greater certainty revenues do not include venture capital or other types of funding that may be received by the company). Client represents and warrants that a Client is a company with less than $1,000,000 in revenues.
Intellectual property and restrictions on use of content on IBISWorld
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Strictly on the condition that you keep all Content intact and in the same form as presented on IBISWorld (including without limitation all copyright and trademark notices), you may, using an Industry-standard Web browser, download and view the Content for your use.
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Navigant Terms and Conditions for Use
The undersigned (“you”) agree that these terms and conditions control with respect to your rights and obligations relating to access to one or more market research or business intelligence reports (“Reports”) of Navigant Consulting, Inc. (“Navigant”).
- Access. You are granted a limited, personal, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, and non-exclusive right to access the Report solely for your own internal business purposes in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. You will have no right to modify the Report but may make excerpts of each Report and may make copies of each Report or any such excerpts, provided that all such excerpts and copies are used solely in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Your subsidiaries and affiliates may not have access to the Reports without entering into a separate agreement or order with Navigant.
- Restrictions on Access to Reports. (a) You will not, and will not allow any third party to: (1) modify, translate, reproduce, publically display, or create derivative or collective works comprising any Reports or any data, information, and other content included in each Report (“Content”) in any form or format, except for the copies and excerpts expressly permitted by Section 1; (2) combine or merge any Report or Content with any other data, information, or content not provided by Navigant, provided that excerpts of Reports may be displayed with other data, information, or content of your own internal business purposes; (3) reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive the method of operation of the systems, algorithms, methodologies, software, and other technology used by Navigant to generate any Report or Content, or the structure, organization, selection, coordination or arrangement underlying any Report or Content (collectively, the “Navigant Technology”); (4) publish, transmit, distribute, disclose, sublicense, rent, lease, loan or otherwise provide any Report or Content to any third party, other than as provided in Section 2(b); (5) alter, obscure or remove any copyright, trademark, or other notice provided on or in connection with any Report; or (6) otherwise use or access the Deliverables except as explicitly permitted by this Agreement. If you would like to publish, cite to, or distribute any Report or Content, you must contact Navigant and obtain express permission for such action from Navigant.
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- Ownership. Navigant retains all right, title and interest in and to all Reports, Content and Navigant Technology, and any additions, improvements, updates or modifications thereto. You acknowledge that you are not receiving any ownership interest in or to any of the foregoing. The Navigant name, logo, and the product and service names associated with the Reports or Content are trademarks of Navigant or third parties, and no right or license is granted to you to use them separate from your right to access the Reports.
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- Injunctive Relief. Notwithstanding Section 8, either party may commence a civil action to compel arbitration under this Agreement and/or to temporarily or preliminarily enjoin actual or threatened breaches of this Agreement pending arbitration. Any such action or any other dispute not covered by Section 8, will be brought by the parties exclusively in a state court in Boulder, Colorado (USA) or a federal court in Denver, Colorado (USA) . Each party hereby irrevocably submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. You agree that any unauthorized copying, publication, distribution, modification or other utilization of or access to any Report or Content will cause Navigant irreparable injury that cannot be adequately compensated for by means of monetary damages. You therefore agree that any breach of this Agreement by you may be enforced by Navigant by means of equitable relief (including, without limitation, injunction), without Navigant being required to post a bond or make a showing of irreparable harm, in addition to any other rights and remedies that may be available to Navigant under applicable law.
- Audit. You will maintain the most recent 18 months of records with respect to your access to and utilization of all Reports and Content by you. During the term of this Agreement and for a 3 year period thereafter, Navigant will have the right to audit and review relevant portions of those records and the manner of access to and utilization of any Reports or Content by you, in each case to confirm that the restrictions in this Agreement have been observed. The costs of any such audit will be borne by Navigant unless such audit reveals any breach of this Agreement by you, in which case you will reimburse Navigant for its costs and expenses in conducting such audit.
- Additional Terms. Except for the Rules referenced in Section 8, this Agreement will be governed exclusively by the laws of the State of Colorado, USA, excluding its conflict of laws principles. The parties specifically exclude from application to the Agreement the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act. Any notice under this Agreement must be delivered in writing by courier, electronic facsimile (with receipt of confirmation), or certified or registered mail (postage prepaid and return receipt requested) at the address for each party set forth above. Notices will be effective upon receipt (or confirmation of receipt) or 3 business days after being deposited in the mail, whichever occurs sooner. Upon request by Navigant, an officer or director of your organization will certify in writing to your compliance with any of the terms of this Agreement. Navigant will be excused from performance under this Agreement to the extent Navigant’s performance is prevented, in whole or in part, by delays caused by you or by events beyond Navigant’s reasonable control. Except as expressly set forth herein, there are no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement or any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement to any third party (by operation of law or otherwise) without Navigant’s prior written consent. Any assignment or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be void. If any provision herein is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions will continue in full force without being impaired or invalidated in any way.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR USE OF EUROMONITOR REPORTS
1.1. These Terms and Conditions apply to the Subscriber’s subscription to the Service specified in the attached Key Terms Page.
1.2. If any Special Conditions are specified in the Key Terms Page, they shall be deemed to be incorporated into these Terms and Conditions and will override any of these Terms and Conditions to the extent of any conflict with them.
1.3. The parties may from time to time renew the Service under a new agreement or keep the existing Agreement in place but add an additional service(s) and/or access to the Service for additional categories of Authorised Users. In either case, the parties will enter into an addendum for this purpose (“Addendum”).
2.1. The following expressions have the following meanings when used in this Agreement:
“Authorised Users” means: (i) the authorised users specified in the Key Terms Page; and (ii) any other person, firm or company whom the Subscriber requests and whom Euromonitor approves, provided such person, firm or company has signed an agreement with Euromonitor which shall include the Conditions of Use.
“Conditions of Use” means the conditions of use for the Service which specify the permitted uses and restrictions on use of the Intelligence as set out in clauses 5 and 6 respectively.
“Intelligence” means all and any part of the reports, datasets, articles, commentaries, profiles, written materials, data or other materials which are made available by the Service.
“Service” means the Euromonitor service specified in the Key Terms Page comprising (i) the Intelligence (ii) the tools and features which can be used to save or export the Intelligence into various formats as available from time to time on Euromonitor’s website and (iii) research support available to Authorised Users.
“Subsidiary” of a party to this Agreement shall mean any corporation of which hundred percent of the voting stock is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by that party; and “Subsidiaries” shall be interpreted accordingly.
2.2. Terms given defined meanings in the Key Terms Page (e.g. “Start Date”) will have the same meanings when used in these Terms and Conditions.
3.1. This Agreement, comprising the Key Terms Page and these Terms and Conditions, will come into force on the Start Date and continue until the End Date.
4. ACCESS TO THE SERVICE
4.1. The Subscriber and its Authorised Users shall be granted access to the Service via a Euromonitor website.
4.2. The Subscriber and its Authorised Users shall be granted access to the Service on or after the Start Date and as soon as Euromonitor has received two copies of this Agreement duly signed and dated by the Subscriber. Any other Authorised User shall be granted access from such date and for such period as may be agreed between the parties.
4.3. Euromonitor reserves the right to use appropriate technical protection measures to control access and/or to detect unauthorised use of the Intelligence in accordance with this Agreement provided that no such measure shall adversely affect the rights of the Subscriber or its Authorised Users under this Agreement.
5. AUTHORISED USE OF THE INTELLIGENCE
5.1. Euromonitor hereby permits Authorised Users to use the Service during the period of this Agreement in accordance with the permitted uses set out in clause 5.2, subject to the restrictions on use set out in clause 6.
5.2. Each Authorised User may use the Service during the term of this Agreement for the following purposes in connection with the Subscriber’s business and in the following ways:
5.2.1. To browse and search the Service and to display the Intelligence on screen.
5.2.2. To make and save digital copies extracted from the Intelligence in any of the formats supported by the Service and to access and retrieve such copies.
5.2.3. To print out copies of the Intelligence and to make photocopies of such print-outs for use in the course of performing his or her duties for the Subscriber.
5.2.4. To make the digital copies and photocopies referred to in clauses 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 available to other Authorised Users.
5.2.5. To take limited extracts from the Intelligence and incorporate them into new reports or other original material written by the Authorised User in the course of performing his or her duties and to share those reports or other materials with other Authorised Users for use within the Subscriber only.
5.2.6. To create new documents, presentations or other new materials (“New Materials”) which incorporate limited extracts from the Intelligence and to distribute those New Materials to third parties for use by those parties only in the course of their business. This creation and distribution right is subject to three conditions: (i) that the quantitative amount of any such extract from the Intelligence which is reproduced in any New Material that is distributed to a third party does not exceed the “Permitted %” (see below) of the total quantity of that New Material (ii) that any such limited extracts are accurately reproduced in the New Material, and any conclusions which appear in the New Material and which are based on or refer to such extracts, are accurate, fair and reasonable; and (iii) that New Materials are not used in a way that could be deemed competitive with Euromonitor or substitutable for its products or services. “Permitted %” means ten (10) %. Euromonitor may agree to the Subscriber’s written request to increase the Permitted % for a specific purpose, such agreement will be notified in writing and will not be unreasonably withheld.
5.2.7. All materials containing extracts of the Intelligence shall attribute the extracted Intelligence to Euromonitor International in the following form: “Source: Euromonitor International”.
6. RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF INTELLIGENCE
6.1. Except as specifically provided elsewhere in this Agreement, the Subscriber shall not knowingly permit anyone other than Authorised Users to use the Intelligence.
6.2. Except as mentioned in clause 5.2.6, neither the Subscriber nor any Authorised Users may redistribute or make available to third parties Intelligence which any of them extract from the Service.
6.3. Any form of use of the Intelligence beyond that specified in clause 5.2 (including, but not limited to making it available via an intranet or extranet or to or via a mobile device) shall require Euromonitor’s prior written consent.
6.4. Neither the Subscriber nor any Authorised User may remove, obscure or modify any copyright or other notices included in the Intelligence nor any metadata or digital rights management intelligence that may be associated with the Intelligence.
6.5. The Subscriber and Authorised Users shall use all reasonable endeavours to permanently delete all stored copies of the Intelligence within 60 days following termination or expiry of this Agreement. However, this will not prevent any continued use of any New Materials as defined in clause 5.2.6 which were compiled before termination of this Agreement and which contain extracts from the Intelligence.
7. PROVISIONS ABOUT EUROMONITOR’ S PERFORMANCE
7.1. Support. Euromonitor will provide telephone training and assistance for all Authorised Users from its international offices during Euromonitor’s normal business hours.
7.2. Performance. Euromonitor will use its reasonable endeavours to make the Service available to the Subscriber and to Authorised Users at all times save for routine or essential maintenance, and to restore access to the Intelligence as soon as possible in the event of an interruption or suspension of the Service.
7.3. If the Service becomes unavailable for any reason Euromonitor will endeavour to supply Intelligence manually by email, fax, or similar means. If the Service remains unavailable for more than 24 hours and if the unavailability is not beyond Euromonitor’s control, access under this Agreement will be extended for a period of time equal to the period of unavailability. The Subscriber may, as an alternative remedy for the unavailability of the Service, request in writing that Euromonitor instead provides a pro rata refund of the Fee taking into account the period of unavailability in excess of 24 hours. Euromonitor’s agreement to such request shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed on condition that the Subscriber makes its request within a reasonable time of the occurrence of the unavailability.
7.4. Euromonitor reserves the right to conduct essential maintenance, software upgrades and other works necessary to maintain the efficient provision of the Service. Where such works result in the Service becoming temporarily unavailable, Euromonitor will provide at least two weeks’ notice to Subscriber and shall wherever possible carry out works on Saturdays or Sundays (GMT).
7.5. Changes to the Intelligence and/or the Service. Euromonitor reserves the right to make changes from time to time to all or any parts of the Intelligence and/or the Service for any reason provided that the functionality and performance of the Service, and the overall content of the Intelligence, shall not be substantially and adversely affected from the Subscriber’s perspective by any such changes. The changes referred to in this clause may take the form of the addition, removal, correction or editing of the Intelligence or other content, the migration of the Intelligence or the Service to a different format or location and/or changes to the tools or other features and functionalities of the Service.
8. SUBSCRIBER’S OBLIGATIONS
8.1. Compliance with authorised use. The Subscriber shall (i) use its best endeavours to ensure that Authorised Users access and use the Intelligence only in accordance with the Conditions of Use, details of which will be made available to Authorised Users upon accessing the Service, and in accordance with any other applicable provisions contained in this Agreement; and (ii) take all reasonable steps within its power to ensure that no person, firm or company other than an Authorised User accesses or uses the Service. For the avoidance of doubt, acceptance by any Authorised User of the Conditions of Use shall not relieve the Subscriber of any of its obligations and responsibilities under this Agreement.
8.2. Protection from unauthorised use. In the event of any unauthorised use of the Service Euromonitor may, at its discretion and without prejudice to any other remedy, suspend or terminate access by such method as it deems appropriate. In the case of suspension, this will continue until Euromonitor is satisfied that the unauthorised use will not recur.
8.3. Maintaining confidentiality of access passwords. Where access to the Intelligence is to be controlled by use of passwords, the Subscriber shall use reasonable efforts to ensure that Authorised Users do not divulge their identification numbers and passwords to any third party. The Subscriber will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that any unauthorised disclosure or use of passwords is reported to Euromonitor as soon as the Subscriber becomes aware of it.
9.1. Euromonitor shall invoice the Subscriber in accordance with the Subscriber’s Invoice Details as specified in the Key Terms Page.
9.2. The Subscriber shall pay the Fee in accordance with the payment terms specified in the Key Terms Page.
9.3. Euromonitor reserves the right to increase the Fee on a fair and equitable basis if there is any material increase in the number of Authorised Users compared to the number of Authorised Users at the time of signature of this Agreement, by way of example only, as a result of an increase in the size and/or composition of the Subscriber and/or its Subsidiaries following from a merger, takeover or other corporate reorganisation affecting the Subscriber. Euromonitor shall give the Subscriber at least sixty (60) days prior written notice of any proposed adjustment to the Fee, including details of the assumptions upon which the existing and adjusted Fee are based. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Subscriber may, by thirty (30) days written notice, terminate this Agreement with effect from the date any such adjustment becomes effective if such adjustment is unacceptable to the Subscriber.
9.4. Invoices raised for organizations domiciled in New York, New Jersey, Texas, and Connecticut, will include applicable sales taxes. These will be clearly identified as a separate line item. Invoices raised for all other organizations will be exclusive of any applicable sales and use taxes which will be the responsibility of Subscriber to self-assess and pay.
9.5. lf the Subscriber fails to pay the Fee when due it shall pay interest to Euromonitor on such sum from the due date until the date of actual payment at an annual rate of three (3) % above the base lending rate of the Bank of Scotland from time to time in effect during such period.
10. WARRANTIES & INDEMNITIES
10.1. Euromonitor warrants to the Subscriber that:-
10.1.1. It has the right to license the rights granted under this Agreement and that it has obtained any and all necessary permissions from third parties to license the Intelligence.
10.1.2. The Intelligence contained within the Service, and the tools and other features available within the Service, will conform in all material respects to their respective descriptions as set out in the specification or proposal provided to the Subscriber.
10.1.3. It will use reasonable skill and care in the provision of the Service and the Intelligence.
Although Euromonitor makes every effort to ensure that it corrects faults in the Intelligence of which it is aware, it does not warrant that the Intelligence will be accurate, up-to-date or complete as the accuracy and completeness of the data and other content available in respect of different parts of the Intelligence will vary depending on the availability and quality of sources on which each part is based. Furthermore, Euromonitor does not warrant that the Intelligence or the Service will be fit for any particular purpose(s) for which they are used as it does not have any knowledge of, nor control over, those purposes.
10.2. Subject to clause 10.3, Euromonitor shall indemnify and hold the Subscriber and Authorised Users harmless from and against any damages, awards or penalties, including proper and reasonable legal fees, which arise from any claim by any third party of an alleged infringement of copyright or any other intellectual property right arising out of the use of the Intelligence by the Subscriber or any Authorised User in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
10.3. The indemnity contained in clause 10.2 shall be subject to the following provisions:-
10.3.1. It will not apply to any claim which relates to any modification, abstraction or other change made to the Intelligence by an Authorised User.
10.3.2. The Subscriber shall immediately notify Euromonitor on receipt of any allegation of infringement and shall make no admission or take any action without Euromonitor’s express written authority.
10.3.3. Euromonitor shall have the sole right to deal with any such claim and to defend the legal proceedings in respect of such claims at its own expense, including the right to compromise or settle or otherwise dispose of any such claim provided that Euromonitor shall not bring the Subscriber’s name into disrepute.
10.3.4. The Subscriber shall provide, at Euromonitor’s expense, such assistance in investigating and defending such claims as Euromonitor may reasonably request. This indemnity shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
11. EXCLUSIDNS & LIMITATIDNS OF LIABILITY
11.1. Euromonitor does not limit or exclude any liability which cannot be limited or excluded by applicable law nor does it exclude any liability under the indemnity contained in clause 10.2.
11.2. The sole warranties given by Euromonitor are those contained in clause 10.1. Euromonitor excludes any and all other warranties, conditions, or representations relating to the Intelligence and/or the Service, whether expressed, implied, oral or written, and includi g any which may be contained in any specification or proposal provided to the Subscriber.
11.3. If Euromonitor fails or is unable to comply with its obligations as regards accessibility and performance as set out in clause 7, and Euromonitor is unable to remedy the problem within a reasonable period, the Subscriber’s sole remedy for such failure shall be to an extension of the term of subscription or refund on a pro rata basis in accordance with clause 7.3.
11.4. Subject to clause 11.1, neither party shall be liable for (i) any loss of: data; use; reputation; goodwill or opportunity; (ii) any loss of or failure to realise expected profit, revenue, savings or any other form of pure economic loss, whether any such loss is direct or indirect; or (iii) any form of indirect, special, incidental, punitive or consequential loss or damages, and, in each case, however arising.
11.5. Subject to clause 11.1, Euromonitor shall not be liable for any loss suffered by the Subscriber, or by any client or customer of the Subscriber, as a direct or indirect result of its use of any of the Intelligence or of making any business decision, or refraining from making any such decision, based wholly or partly on any data, expression of opinion, statement or other information or data contained in the Intelligence.
11.6. Except as mentioned above in this clause 11, Euromonitor’s maximum aggregate liability to the Subscriber for all claims (whether arising in contract, tort, breach of statutory duty or otherwise) made in any year of this Agreement, whether in respect of a single event, series or connected events or of unconnected events, shall not exceed the total amount of Fees paid by the Subscriber under this Agreement in the year in which the claim is made.
12. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
12.1. Euromonitor reserves all its rights in the Intelligence in respect of copyright, database right, trade mark rights or otherwise.
12.2. The Subscriber shall at the request and expense of Euromonitor do all such things as may be reasonably required to assist Euromonitor in taking or resisting any legal proceedings in relation to any infringement of any such rights.
13.1. Both parties acknowledge that they or their employees may, in the course of performing their responsibilities under this Agreement, be exposed to or acquire non-public information which is proprietary to or confidential to either party or third parties to whom they owe a duty of confidentiality (“Confidential Information”). Both parties agree to hold Confidential I nformation in strict confidence and not to disclose the same to third parties or to use such Confidential Information for any purpose whatsoever other than the provision of services to the Subscriber as contemplated by this Agreement and to advise each of its employees who may be exposed to Confidential Information of their obligations to keep such information confidential. This provision shall survive termination of the Agreement.
13.2. Euromonitor agrees that it will not, without the prior written consent of the Subscriber, represent, directly or indirectly, that any product or any service provided by Euromonitor has been approved or endorsed by the Subscriber. This provision shall survive termination of the Agreement.
14. TERMINATION & EFFECT OF TERMINATION
14.1. Euromonitor may terminate this Agreement immediately by giving written notice to the Subscriber if the Subscriber fails to pay any sum due under this Agreement when it falls due.
14.2. Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately by giving written notice to the other in any of the following events:
14.2.1. If the other party commits any breach of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement and fails to remedy that breach (if capable of remedy) within 30 days after notice from the other party giving full particulars of breach and requiring it to be remedied; or
14.2.2. If the other party enters into liquidation, whether compulsory or voluntary (except for the purposes of bona fide reconstruction or amalgamation with the prior approval of the other party), or compounds with or makes any arrangements with its creditors or makes a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors, or has a receiver, manager, administrative receiver or administrator appointed over the whole or substantially the whole of its undertaking or assets, or if it ceases or threatens to cease to carry on its business, or makes any material change in its business, or if it suffers any analogous process under any foreign law.
14.3. Upon termination or expiry of this Agreement, online access to the Intelligence by the Subscriber and Authorised Users shall be terminated.
14.4. Termination shall not affect any right to damages or other remedy which the terminating party may have in respect of the event giving rise to the termination.
15.1. Assignment. Neither party may assign or transfer all or parts of its rights or obligations under this Agreement without prior written consent of the other, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed.
15.2. Force Majeure. Neither party shall be liable in damages or have the right to terminate this Agreement for any delay or default in performing its obligations under this Agreement if such delay or default is caused by conditions beyond its control including but not limited to Acts of God, Government restrictions (including the denial or cancellation of any export or other necessary license), wars, insurrections and/or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the party whose performance is affected.
15.3. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the parties in relation to its subject matter and supersedes and extinguishes all previous drafts, agreements, undertakings, representations, warranties and proposal documents of any kind, whether in writing or oral, between the parties relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. The parties agree that any terms contained in any document issued by the Subscriber to Euromonitor following signature of this Agreement (including but not limited to a purchase order or invoice) shall not vary or supplement this Agreement or any Addendum or otherwise bind the parties unless those terms are set out in the Special Conditions section contained in an Addendum which has been signed by the parties.
15.4. No representations. Each party acknowledges that in entering into this Agreement it has not relied and is not relying on any representations or warranties (whether implied or otherwise) other than those expressly set out in this Agreement and the parties irrevocably and unconditionally waive any right they may have to any remedy in respect of any other such representation or warranty except in the case of fraud.
15.5. Modifications. No modification or claimed waiver of any provision of this Agreement shall be valid except by written amendment signed by authorised representatives of Euromonitor and the Subscriber.
15.6. Severability. If any provision or provisions of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid, illegal, unenforceable or in conflict with the law of any jurisdiction, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
15.7. Waiver. Waiver of any provision in this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of any other provision in this Agreement, nor shall waiver of any breach of this Agreement be construed as a continuing waiver of other breaches of the same or other provisions of this Agreement.
15.8. No third party rights. No provision of this Agreement shall be enforceable by any person or individual other than the parties to this Agreement.
16. GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
16.1. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with applicable U.S. federal law and the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to conflict of law principles.
16.2. In the event of any dispute or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement, the parties agree to exercise their best efforts to resolve the dispute as soon as possible. The parties shall, without delay, continue to perform their respective obligations under this Agreement, which are not affected by the dispute.
16.3. Arbitration. All disputes arising out of the execution, interpretation or performance of this Agreement shall be decided through binding arbitration by private arbitrators. Arbitration shall be conducted in Chicago, Illinois. The arbitrators shall use the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, and the arbitrators are authorised to award injunctive relief.
16.4. Nothing in this clause or in the Rules of the American Arbitration Association shall prevent either party from applying to the Court of any jurisdiction for such provisional or protective measures as are available under the laws of that jurisdiction.
17.1. All notices, requests, consents and other communications which are required or permitted hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed given (a) when delivered in person at the time of such delivery or by telecopy to the fax number shown in the Key Terms Page with confirmed receipt of transmission at the date and time indicated on such receipt; or ( b) when received if given by an internationally recognised express courier service to the address specified in the Key Terms Page; or (c) when received if given by email to the address specified in the Key Terms Page; provided, however, any notices declaring a breach of or terminating this Agreement shall be given only in person or by an internationally recognised express courier service. Notice of change of address or fax number shall be given in the same manner as other communications.