This BEE Plugin License Agreement (the “Agreement”) is entered between BEE Content Design, Inc., a Delaware corporation acting for and on behalf of itself and each of its Affiliates, and the client identified on the Registration Form as defined below (“Client”).
BEE and Client are also referred to individually as the “Party”, and collectively, the “Parties”.
The recitals, the definitions and the external links to the Agreement constitute an integral and substantive part hereof.
The following terms in this Agreement shall have the meaning attributed to them under this clause 2 when capitalized:
|Access Credentials||means any user name and password created by Client at the time of registering an account at https://developers.beefree.io/signup and used, together with 2FA, to access the online system that allows Client to create and configure a Client Application.|
|Action||has the meaning set forth in Section 11.2.|
|Additional Hosted Images||means the total number of data traffic generated by the delivery of Hosted Images during the Term for each Client Application minus the Pre-Paid Hosted Images included in the Subscription Plan selected for that Client Application.|
|Additional Hosted Images Fees||means the total number of data traffic generated by the delivery of Hosted Images during the Term for each Client Application minus the Pre-Paid Hosted Images, times the per-hosted images fee specified for the Subscription Plan selected for the Client Application.|
|Additional User(s)||means the total number of unique users of the Software logged during the Term for each Client Application minus the Pre-Paid Users included in the Subscription Plan selected for that Client Application.|
|Additional CSAPI Calls||means total CSAPI Calls executed during the Term for each Client Application minus the Pre-Paid CSAPI Calls included in the Subscription Plan selected for that Client Application.|
|Additional CSAPI Call Fees||means total CSAPI Calls executed during the Term, minus Pre-Paid CSAPI Calls, times the per-call fee specified for the Subscription Plan selected for the Client Application.|
|Additional User Fees||means a periodic fee calculated based on the number of Additional Users times the per-user fee specified for the Subscription Plan selected for the Client Application.|
|AddOn(s)||has the meaning set forth in Section 26.|
|AddOn(s) Provider(s)||has the meaning set forth in Section 26.|
|Affiliates||means any person, corporation, or other legal entity that, directly or indirectly, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with BEE. For this purpose, “control” shall mean (i) possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause direction of the management and policies of a party, whether through voting securities, by contract or other means; and/or (ii) ownership, directly or indirectly, of more than fifty percent (50%) of the outstanding equity or voting shares of a party.|
|Agreement||means this BEE Plugin License Agreement.|
|Application Keys||means a set of unique identifiers (Client ID and Client Secret Key) provided to Client for each instance of Client Application and used to authorize each use of the Software for that instance of Client Application.|
|Available, Availability||means that the Editor is operable. The Editor will be considered Available notwithstanding malfunctions of the Software that do not affect operability of the Editor.|
|Availability Guaranty||has the meaning set forth in Section 9.1|
|BEE||has the meaning set forth in the headings to this Agreement.|
|BEE Disabling Device||means any software, hardware or other technology, device or means (including any back door, time bomb, time out, drop dead device, software routine or other disabling device) used by BEE or its designee to disable Client’s or any User’s access to or use of the Software automatically with the passage of time or under the positive control of BEE or its designee.|
|BEE Indemnitee||has the meaning set forth in Section 11.1.|
|BEE Materials||means the Software, Specifications, Documentation and BEE Systems and any and all other information, data, documents, materials, works and other content, devices, methods, processes, hardware, software and other technologies and inventions, including any deliverables, technical or functional descriptions, requirements, plans or reports, that are provided or used by BEE or any Subcontractor in connection with the Software, including any third party materials licensed to BEE, or otherwise comprise or relate to the Software or BEE Systems. For the avoidance of doubt, BEE Materials include Resultant Data and any information, data or other content derived from BEE’s monitoring of Client’s access to or use of the Software, but do not include Client Data.|
|BEE Systems||means the information technology infrastructure used by or on behalf of BEE in providing the Software, including all computers, software, hardware, databases, electronic systems (including database management systems) and networks, whether operated directly by BEE or through the use of third-party services.|
|BEE Trademarks||means the BEE verbal and design trademark, the BEE Plugin verbal and design trademark and derivatives thereof.|
|Business Days||means any calendar day (other than a Saturday or a Sunday) except for those listed as legal holidays on the US Office of Personnel Management Web site at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/federal-holidays/|
|Client||has the meaning set forth in the headings to this Agreement.|
|Client Application||means an instance of the Software created by Client at https://developers.beefree.io. Client may create multiple Client Applications to use multiple instances of the Software embedded in various Client Software Packages.|
|Client Data||means, other than Resultant Data, information, data and other content, in any form or medium, that is collected, downloaded or otherwise received, directly or indirectly by Client or a User by or through the Software.|
|Client Software Package(s)||means Client’s software application(s), in which Client wants to embed the Software.|
|Client Trademarks||means Client’s trademarks, trade names, service marks, trade dress, logos and derivative works.|
|Confidential Information||has the meaning set forth in Section 21.|
|Content Services API (CSAPI) previously known as Message Services API (MSAPI)||means an Application Programming Interface (API) that allows Client to submit a document generated with the Software and request that certain operations be executed on it, such as producing an updated HTML version of it. The API accepts the requests and provides the responses documented on the Software’s online technical documentation that is available at https://docs.beefree.io.|
|Content Services API Call (CSAPI Call)||means each successful request submitted by Client Application to CSAPI.|
|Documentation||means documentation provided by BEE to Client in electronic format.|
|Editor||Means that User-facing portion of the Software that has the function of editing content (i.e., enabling User to view and modify content created with the Software) along with the back-end portion of the Software that has the function of providing the content back to Client Software Package|
|Effective Date||means the date this Agreement comes into effect, as notified by BEE to Client with an email sent to the email address provided by Client in the Registration Form and that Client declares to periodically check for accuracy.|
|Fees||means Subscription Fees for the following Term plus, if applicable, Additional User Fees, Additional Hosted Images Fees, and Additional CSAPI Call Fees for the current Term.|
|Harmful Code||means any software, hardware or other technology, device or means, including any virus, worm, malware or other malicious computer code, the purpose or effect of which is to (a) permit unauthorized access to, or to destroy, disrupt, disable, distort, or otherwise harm or impede in any manner any (i) computer, software, firmware, hardware, system or network or (ii) any application or function of any of the foregoing or the security, integrity, confidentiality or use of any data Processed thereby, or (b) prevent Client or any User from accessing or using the Software or BEE Systems as intended by this Agreement. Harmful Code does not include any BEE Disabling Device.|
|Hosted Images||means images that are included in the content created with the Software and that are hosted and delivered by the Software at the time the content is viewed.|
|Indemnitee||has the meaning set forth in Section 11.3.|
|Indemnitor||has the meaning set forth in Section 11.3.|
|Initial Term||has the meaning set forth in Section 7.1.|
|Intellectual Property||means all current and future copyright, U.S. patents, utility models industrial designs, trademarks, domain names, database right and other intellectual property rights, whether or not capable of registration, whether or not registered, and applications of any of the foregoing and all intellectual property rights whether now known or created in the future.|
|Local Images||means images that are included in the content created with the Software and that are not hosted by the Software, but rather are hosted by the Client Software Package(s)|
|Losses||means any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs or expenses of whatever kind, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and the costs of enforcing any right to indemnification hereunder and the cost of pursuing any insurance providers.|
|Part(ies)||has the meaning in the headings to this Agreement.|
|Pre-Paid Hosted Images||means the amount of data traffic generated by the delivery of Hosted Images during the Term of Client Subscription that are included in Client’s Subscription Plan as listed on the BEE Plugin pricing page located at https://beefree.io/bee-plugin/pricing/ or otherwise provided to Client.|
|Pre-Paid CSAPI Calls||means the number of CSAPI Calls executed during the Term of Client Subscription that are included in Client’s Subscription Plan as listed on the BEE Plugin pricing page located at https://beefree.io/bee-plugin/pricing/ or otherwise provided to Client.|
|Pre-Paid Users||means a fixed number of users, uniquely identified by the UID parameter as defined in the Software documentation, who have access to use the Software without incurring “Additional User Fees”. Software documentation with regard to the UID parameter is available at https://docs.beefree.io/how-the-uid-parameter-works/|
|Registration Form||means the registration form available at https://developers.beefree.io/accounts/signup/;|
|Renewal||has the meaning set forth in Section 7.2.|
|Resultant Data||has the meaning set forth in Section 22.|
|Scheduled Downtime||has the meaning set forth in Section 9.4.|
|Service Credit||has the meaning set forth in Section 9.5.|
|Software||has the meaning set forth in recitals (II).|
|Specifications||has the meaning set forth in Section 3.1.|
|Subcontractors||has the meaning set forth in Section 3.5.|
|Subscription Fee||means a periodic fee that Client undertakes to pay at the beginning of the Term for use of the Software under the provisions of the selected Subscription Plan.|
|Subscription Plan||means a subscription to the Software that provides a certain number of features as listed at https://beefree.io/bee-plugin/pricing/ and a certain number of Pre-paid Users and Pre-Paid CSAPI Calls, as listed on the same page. A Subscription Plan must be selected for each Client Application created by Client.|
|Support Services||has the meaning set forth in Section 9.6.|
|Term||has the meaning set forth in Section 7.2.|
|Third Party Service Providers||has the meaning set forth in Section 3.2 (ii).|
|Unavailable, Unavailability||means that the Editor is not Available, is inoperable, or is operable but severely limited, as measured in continuous 1-minute increments.|
|Uptime||means the time in a month of service when the Editor is Available|
|User(s)||means Pre-paid Users together with Additional Users.|
|Website||means https://beefree.io, including any third-level domains and sub-domains.|
|2FA||is defined in Section 5.2|
3.1. License. Subject to Client’s acceptance of and compliance with this Agreement, and substantially in accordance with the specifications available at https://docs.beefree.io/ and as set forth herein (“Specifications”), BEE hereby grants Client a limited, worldwide, non-exclusive, non-assignable, and non-transferrable (except as specifically set out in this Agreement) right and license to:
For clarity, the foregoing license rights granted by BEE to Client under this Agreement specifically include the license and right:
3.2 Sublicense. The foregoing limited license provides Client the right to sub-license and make available access and use rights to the Software to:
Except for the limited usage rights Client may grant to Users and Third Party Service Providers and except for the assignment or transfer by Client to any of its Affiliates, the license rights granted in this Agreement are not transferable and not assignable to third parties.
3.3. Restrictions. The License rights to the Software granted in this Agreement are for Client’s and its customers’ internal business purposes and Client shall not license, distribute or otherwise grant rights in the Software to its Users except as embedded, linked, bundled with, or otherwise incorporated into the Client Applications. Client shall not market, sublicense or resell the Software as a stand-alone product or services offering. Client shall not knowingly or intentionally grant to any User greater license rights to the Software than the rights granted to Client under this Agreement and shall cause each customer to enter into a written license agreement prior to such customer being given access to the Software, which contains license restrictions with respect to the Software at least as restrictive as those provided in this Agreement and the restrictions applicable to the Client Software Packages. Client will not make any representation or warranty on behalf of BEE concerning the use, availability or features of the Software or the Editor.
3.4. No Consumer Legal Framework. Client is aware and expressly accepts that the Software is an instrument reserved to professional users, and therefore this Agreement is not subject to the legal framework applicable to agreements with consumers.
3.5. Subcontractors. BEE may from time to time in its discretion engage third parties to perform some services (each, a “Subcontractor”).
Client shall not, and shall not permit any other person to, access or use the Software or BEE Materials except as expressly permitted by this Agreement. For purposes of clarity and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Client shall not, except as this Agreement expressly permits:
Client shall inform its Users about such non-authorized uses. In the event that BEE becomes aware of the use of the Software in breach of the above provisions by Client or its Users, BEE reserves the right to immediately and definitively block access to and use of the Software and/or to terminate this Agreement for breach in accordance with Section 7.3 of this Agreement.
5.1. BEE Systems and Security Obligations. BEE will employ security measures in accordance with applicable industry practice. At a minimum, BEE will maintain and enforce safety and physical security procedures with respect to its access to and maintenance of Client Data which include appropriate technical and organizational safeguards designed to protect against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration or unauthorized disclosure or access of Client Data. BEE takes commercially reasonable measures to secure and defend its locations and equipment against “hackers” and others who may seek, without authorization, to modify or access the BEE systems. BEE will, on an annual basis, perform testing of its systems as reasonably appropriate to detect potential areas where security could be breached. BEE stores all Client Data in a physically secure environment reasonably appropriate to protect it from unauthorized access, modification, theft, misuse, and destruction. In addition to the general standards set forth above, BEE maintains a reasonably appropriate level of physical security controls over its facilities, including commercially reasonable alarm systems, fire suppression, and access controls (including off-hour controls). Further, BEE maintains an appropriate level of data security controls, including logical access controls (including user sign-on identification and authentication), data access controls, accountability tracking, antivirus software, and provisions for system backup. BEE maintains ISO 27001 and other quality management certification and security programs with respect to the Software.
5.2. 2FA. BEE supports logins using two-factor authentication (“2FA“), which is known to reduce the risk of unauthorized use of, or access to, the Software. BEE requires the use of 2FA to provide increased security on the Internet. The Client agrees to conform to the use of the 2FA software that is provided by BEE, and to keep its software up to date to support 2FA. The Client agrees to instruct its employees on the importance of complying with 2FA security requirements.
5.3. Client username and password. Client shall employ all physical, administrative, and technical controls, screening and security procedures and other safeguards necessary to maintain the confidentiality of its account and password, with respect to both Access Credentials and Application Keys, and Client agrees to notify BEE promptly of any known unauthorized access or of any reasonably suspected breach of its account’s security. Client shall be liable for losses incurred by BEE and/or another party due to a third-party using Client’s account or password.
6.1 Client Applications and Cooperation. Client shall at all times during the Term: (a) set up, maintain and operate in good repair and in accordance with the Specifications all Client Applications; (b) provide BEE personnel with such access to Client Applications as is necessary for BEE for troubleshooting and to provide the Software in accordance with the availability requirement and Specifications; and (c) provide all cooperation and assistance as BEE may reasonably request to enable BEE to exercise its rights and perform its obligations under and in connection with this Agreement.
6.2 Effect of Client Failure or Delay. BEE is not responsible or liable for any delay or failure of performance caused in whole or in part by Client’s delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under this Agreement.
6.3 Corrective Action and Notice. If Client becomes aware of any actual or threatened activity prohibited by Section 4, Client shall, and shall cause its Users to, immediately: (a) take all reasonable and lawful measures within their respective control that are necessary to stop the activity or threatened activity and to mitigate its effects (including, where applicable, by discontinuing and preventing any unauthorized access to the Software and BEE Materials and permanently erasing from their systems and destroying any data to which any of them have gained unauthorized access); and (b) notify BEE of any such actual or threatened activity.
7.1 Initial Term. This Agreement will be effective commencing on the Effective Date and will remain in effect for the duration selected by Client in the Registration Form (the “Initial Term”) unless and until terminated according to the provisions of this Section 7.
7.2. Renewal. This Agreement will automatically renew (“Renewal”) for additional successive terms having a duration equal to the Initial Term (such successive terms, together with the Initial Term, constitute the “Term”), unless earlier terminated pursuant to this Agreement’s provisions or until Client gives notice of non-renewal by using the “Cancel my subscription” tool (exact wording may change over time), which non-renewal will be effective at the expiration of the current Term. In consideration of the availability of the Software, Client will be required to pay the Fees for the entire current Term, even if it does not use the Software. For clarity, only Client has a right to cancel this Agreement upon renewal at any time, for any reason, in its discretion. BEE shall not have the right to terminate this Agreement for convenience.
7.3. Termination. In addition to any other express termination right set forth elsewhere in this Agreement,
7.4. Effect of Expiration or Termination. Upon any expiration or termination of this Agreement, except as expressly otherwise provided in this Agreement:
8.1 Fees. Client shall pay the Fees in accordance with this Section 8.
8.2 Subscription Fees. Client shall pay the Subscription Fees for the Initial Term and for any Renewal in the timeframe and in accordance with the methods indicated in the initial order and any subsequent orders. The payment shall be made in U.S. dollars, by credit card or other payment method acceptable to BEE. BEE is hereby authorized to implement a recurring credit card payment of the Subscription Fees by processing an automatic pre-authorized charge of the amount of the Subscription Fees for the use of the Software for the Term, subject to Client’s termination in accordance with in Section 7.
8.3 Additional User Fees, Additional Hosted Images Fees and Additional CSAPI Call Fees. At the end of each Term, Subscription Fees will be adjusted to reflect any increase in the number of Users, Hosted Images and CSAPI Calls. Client declares that:
8.4 Failure to Pay. If upon automatic Renewal of this Agreement the pre-authorized charge were unsuccessful for any reason (merely by way of example and without any limitation: expired credit card or inexistence of the necessary funds), BEE shall inform Client via electronic mail sent to the email address provided by Client in the Registration Form. Client shall have fourteen (14) calendar days from receipt of such notice to cure the breach. If the breach is not cured within such fourteen (14) calendar day period, BEE shall have the right to suspend performance of the Software block access and use of the Software, without further notice without incurring any obligation or liability to Client or any other person, and to terminate this Agreement pursuant to Section 7.3(b) without prejudice to BEE’s further rights. The Parties agree that in the event of delay in the payment of the fees, BEE may charge interest at a rate of 1.5% per month, or the highest rate allowed by applicable law, whichever is lower. Client shall reimburse BEE for all reasonable costs incurred by BEE in collecting any late payments or interest, including attorneys’ fees, court costs and collection agency fees.
8.5 Outstanding Fees. If Client incurs Additional User Fees, Additional Hosted Images Fees and/or Additional CSAPI Call Fees higher than one thousand Dollars (US$1,000.00) at any time during the Term, BEE reserves the right to process a new payment for the total of the outstanding fees.
8.6 Taxes. All fees and other amounts payable by Client under this Agreement are exclusive of taxes and assessments. Client is responsible for all sales, use and excise taxes, and any other similar taxes, duties and charges of any kind imposed by any federal, state or local governmental or regulatory authority on any amounts payable by Client hereunder, other than any taxes imposed on BEE’s income.
8.7 No Deductions or Setoffs. All amounts payable to BEE under this Agreement shall be paid by Client to BEE in full without any setoff, recoupment, counterclaim, deduction, debit or withholding for any reason.
8.8 Fee Increases. BEE may increase the Fees by providing written notice to Client at least thirty (30) days’ before the commencement date of any Term. The new rates will be applied from the date of renewal of the Agreement and will be kept unchanged at least for the next Term. In the event that Client does not intend to accept such changes, Client must cancel the subscription in accordance with Section 7.2 of this Agreement. In the event of cancellation submitted beyond the aforesaid deadline, the new rates shall be considered accepted by Client and will be legally applied.
9.1 Service Level; Availability Guaranty. For free Subscription Plans, BEE will fulfill service level agreements and provide Availability on a commercially reasonable efforts basis. For paid Subscription Plans, BEE guarantees that the Editor will be Available 99.5% of the time each calendar month, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (the “Availability Guaranty”).
9.2 Exclusions. This Editor Availability Guaranty does not cover Unavailability resulting from (i) Scheduled Downtime; (ii) factors outside of BEE’s reasonable control, including, without limitation (a) any Force Majeure Event, (b) issues derived from services that are not directly delivered by BEE and whose availability is outside of BEE’s control, including without limitation the availability of an Internet connection at Client’s location, (c) software or hardware problems that are affecting Client’s computers, (d) results of any actions or inactions of User or any third party (other than BEE’s Subcontractors); and (e) any User’s applications, equipment, software or other technology and/or third party equipment, software or other technology not under BEE’s direct control; (iii) alpha, beta or not otherwise generally available versions of the Software, or (iv) loss of access to the Software that is of little or no significance in the Client’s day-to-day operation of the Editor (collectively, the “Exclusions”).
9.3 Monitoring of Availability. Availability of the Editor is measured by employing both in-house and independent monitoring systems. Independent monitoring systems are selected by BEE among the highest rated systems available in the marketplace, may change over time, and currently include, but are not limited to, Pingdom AB. Measurements of Software and Editor’s general availability are available at http://status.beefree.io/.
9.4 Scheduled Downtime. BEE will use commercially reasonable efforts to give Client at least fourteen (14) days prior notice of all scheduled outages of the Software (“Scheduled Downtime”).
9.5 Service Credit. As Client’s sole remedy and BEE sole liability for failure to achieve the Availability Guaranty, BEE will issue a credit against future Subscription Fees and any amounts otherwise due by Client (“Service Credit”) if the uptime of the Editor falls below 99.5% in any calendar month, calculated as follows:
“Monthly Fees” are calculated as one-twelfth of the Subscription Fee that would be payable by the Client over a one-year period. No refunds or cash value will be given, provided, however, that availability measured below 95% for more than two months in a row constitutes material breach of this Agreement and the Client may give BEE notice of immediate termination of this Agreement and BEE shall refund the applicable Monthly Fee corresponding to the remaining Term. Service Credits may not be transferred or applied to any other BEE account.
To apply for a Service Credit, Client must submit a request to email@example.com within ten (10) days from the time Client becomes eligible to receive the applicable Service Credit. The request must include: (a) “SLA Claim” as the subject of the ticket; (b) the dates and times of Unavailability for which a credit is being claimed; (c) any documentation of the applicable Unavailability. Each Service Credit will be applied to future amounts payable by Client in connection with the applicable BEE product. All Unavailability is subject to independent verification in BEE’s reasonable discretion. Service Credits are the sole remedy for Unavailability of the Editor or the Software or BEE failure to meet the monthly Availability Guaranty. Client shall not be entitled to any Service Credit in case of failure or delay in submitting a request for Service Credit.
9.6 Support. For free Subscription Plans, BEE will not provide any direct support to Client, but online manuals and other documentation are available at https://devportal.beefree.io/hc/en-us and https://docs.beefree.io. For paid Subscription Plans, BEE will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide standard support services to Client through:
10.1 Warranties by Client. Client represents and warrants that:
In the event of any breach, or reasonably anticipated breach, of any of Client’s warranties herein, in addition to any other remedies available at law or in equity, BEE will have the right to immediately, in BEE’s sole discretion, suspend the access and use of the Software if deemed reasonably necessary by BEE to prevent any harm to BEE or its business.
10.2 Warranties by BEE. BEE represents and warrants that:
10.3 EXCEPT FOR THE FOREGOING, THE SOFTWARE AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, AND CLIENT’S USE OF THE SOFTWARE IS AT ITS OWN RISK. BEE DOES NOT MAKE, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS, ANY AND ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT AND TITLE, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE. BEE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT SOFTWARE AND THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, OR COMPLETELY SECURE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, BEE MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND THAT SOFTWARE AND THE SERVICES OR BEE MATERIALS, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR RESULTS OF THE USE THEREOF, WILL MEET CLIENT’S OR ANY OTHER PERSON’S REQUIREMENTS, ACHIEVE ANY INTENDED RESULT, BE COMPATIBLE OR WORK WITH ANY SOFTWARE, SYSTEM OR OTHER SERVICES EXCEPT IF AND TO THE EXTENT EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THE SPECIFICATIONS, OR BE SECURE, RELIABLE, AVAILABLE, TIMELY, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, FREE OF HARMFUL CODE OR ERROR FREE. ALL THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY ADDONS MADE AVAILABLE TO CLIENT WITH OR THROUGH THE SOFTWARE, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF OR CONCERNING ANY THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS IS STRICTLY BETWEEN CLIENT AND THE THIRD-PARTY OWNER OR DISTRIBUTOR OF THE THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS.
11.1 Client’s Indemnification. Client shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless BEE and its Subcontractors and Affiliates, and each of its and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, successors and assigns (each, a “BEE Indemnitee”) from and against any Losses incurred or suffered by such BEE Indemnitee (1) that would not have been incurred or suffered if (i) Client had fulfilled the obligations undertaken upon entering into this Agreement, and (ii) the representations and warranties provided by Client by entering into this Agreement had been truthful, accurate, complete and not misleading; or (2) in connection with any Action by a third party that arise out of or relate to any:
11.2 BEE’s Indemnification. BEE shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Client from and against any and all Losses incurred by such Client arising out of or relating to any claim, suit, action or proceeding (each, an “Action”) by a third party (other than an Affiliate of Client) that Client’s or a User’s use of the Software (excluding Client Software Packages, Client Data and third party materials) in compliance with this Agreement (including the Specifications) infringes a U.S. Intellectual Property Right. The foregoing obligation does not apply to any Action or Losses arising out of or relating to:
11.3 Indemnification Procedure. Each party shall promptly notify the other party in writing of any Action for which such party believes it is entitled to be indemnified pursuant to Section 11.1 or Section 11.2. The party seeking indemnification (the “Indemnitee”) shall cooperate with the other party (the “Indemnitor”) at the Indemnitor’s sole cost and expense. The Indemnitor shall immediately take control of the defense and investigation of such Action and shall employ counsel of its choice to handle and defend the same, at the Indemnitor’s sole cost and expense. The Indemnitee’s failure to perform any obligations under this Section 11.3 will not relieve the Indemnitor of its obligations under this Section 11 except to the extent that the Indemnitor can demonstrate that it has been prejudiced as a result of such failure. The Indemnitee may participate in and observe the proceedings at its own cost and expense with counsel of its own choosing.
11.4 Mitigation. If any of the Software or BEE Materials are, or in BEE ‘s opinion are likely to be, claimed to infringe, misappropriate, or otherwise violate any third-party Intellectual Property Right, or if Client’s or any User’s use of the Software or BEE Materials is enjoined or threatened to be enjoined, BEE may, at its option and sole cost and expense:
THIS SECTION 11 SETS FORTH CLIENT’S SOLE REMEDIES AND BEE’S SOLE LIABILITY AND OBLIGATION FOR ANY ACTUAL, THREATENED OR ALLEGED CLAIMS THAT THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF (INCLUDING THE SOFTWARE AND BEE MATERIALS) INFRINGES, MISAPPROPRIATES OR OTHERWISE VIOLATES ANY THIRD-PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT.
12.1 EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL BEE OR ANY OF ITS LICENSORS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ADDON PROVIDERS), SERVICE PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR ITS SUBJECT MATTER UNDER ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY AND OTHERWISE, FOR ANY: (a) LOSS OF PRODUCTION, USE, BUSINESS, REVENUE OR PROFIT; (b) IMPAIRMENT, INABILITY TO USE OR LOSS, INTERRUPTION OR DELAY OF THE SOFTWARE, (c) LOSS, DAMAGE, CORRUPTION, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF CLIENT’S DATA, OR BREACH OF DATA OR SYSTEM SECURITY, OR (d) CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, ENHANCED OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH PERSONS WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES OR SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES WERE OTHERWISE FORESEEABLE, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ANY AGREED OR OTHER REMEDY OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
12.2 CAP ON MONETARY LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF BEE AND ITS LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND SUPPLIERS UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR ITS SUBJECT MATTER, UNDER ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY AND OTHERWISE, EXCEED AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE FEE PAID BY CLIENT TO BEE DURING THE CONTRACT PERIOD IN WHICH THE DAMAGES FIRST OCCURRED (I.E., THE FEE PAID DURING THE INITIAL TERM, IF THE DAMAGES OCCUR DURING THE INITIAL TERM; OR THE FEE PAID DURING THE SPECIFIC RENEWAL TERM THEN IN EFFECT, IF THE DAMAGES OCCUR DURING SUCH RENEWAL TERM).
12.3 Unauthorized Access. BEE shall not be responsible for any damages, losses or liability to Client, authorized users, or any other person if any event leading to such damages, losses or liability would have been prevented by the use of 2FA. Additionally, Client is responsible for all Access Credentials for administrator accounts as well the accounts of Client’s authorized users. BEE will not be responsible for any damages, losses or liability to Client, Authorized Users, or any other person, if such information is not kept confidential by Client or its authorized users, or if such information is used by an unauthorized third party logging into and accessing the Software.
Client recognizes that BEE is always innovating and finding ways to improve the Software with new features and services. Therefore, Client agrees that the Software may change from time to time and no warranty, representation or other commitment is given in relation to the continuity of any functionality of the Software. BEE will use its reasonable commercial effort to inform Client of any upcoming Software changes and to only introduce features that substantially alter the functioning of the Software in a disabled state, permitting the Client to activate them at its leisure.
BEE and Client may not be deemed in any way liable for failure to perform this Agreement caused by factors falling outside its reasonable control (a “Force Majeure Event”) including by way of example and without any limitation, acts of God, uprisings, acts of terrorism and war, strikes, labor stoppages or slowdowns or other industrial disturbances, electrical, internet, telecommunication, or cloud computing service provider outages, riots, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, mudslides and landslides, fires, earthquakes or explosions, embargoes or blockades in effect on or after the date of this Agreement, national or regional emergencies, passage of law or any action taken by a governmental or public authority, or national or regional shortage of adequate power or telecommunications or transportation.
Client may not assign its rights or delegate its duties under this Agreement either in whole or in part and either voluntarily or by operation of law without the prior written consent of BEE. Any attempted assignment or delegation without such consent will be void. BEE may assign this Agreement in whole or part without Client’s consent upon fifteen (15) days prior written notice to Client. This Agreement will bind and inure to the benefit of each party’s successors and permitted assigns.
16.1 Software and BEE Materials. All right, title and interest in and to the Software and BEE Materials, including all Intellectual Property Rights therein, are and will remain with BEE or BEE licensor’s, as applicable. Client has no right, license or authorization with respect to any of the Software or BEE Materials except as expressly set forth in Section 3.1 and 3.2, in each case subject to Sections 4 and 6. All other rights in and to the Software and BEE Materials are expressly reserved by BEE and the respective third-party licensors. In furtherance of the foregoing, Client hereby unconditionally and irrevocably grants to BEE an assignment of all right, title, and interest in and to the Resultant Data, including all Intellectual Property Rights relating thereto.
16.2 Client Data. As between Client and BEE, Client is and will remain the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title, and interest in and to all Client Data, including all Intellectual Property Rights relating thereto, subject to the rights and permissions granted in Section 16.3.
16.3 Consent to Use Client Data. Client hereby irrevocably grants all such rights and permissions in or relating to Client Data: (a) to BEE, its Subcontractors and the BEE personnel as are necessary or useful to perform the Software; and (b) to BEE as are necessary or useful to enforce this Agreement and exercise its rights and perform its obligations hereunder.
17.1 Each Party undertakes to comply with the data protection legislation applicable at the time and place and to process all personal data and information of the other Party, its legal representatives, employees and collaborators to which it may have access in the context of the conclusion and execution of this Contract, solely for specified and legitimate purposes.
17.2 The Client acknowledges, represents, warrants, and agrees that:
Any tax cost deriving from the performance of this Agreement, including taxes for advertising activities, shall be borne by Client.
Unless otherwise provided in this Agreement, any notice or communication under this Agreement shall be in writing, and shall 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; (c) when sent, if by e-mail, with confirmation of transmission and shall be sent to the other party at the addresses specified below:
If to BEE:
BEE Content Design, Inc. to the address indicated at the following page: https://beefree.io/get-in-touch/
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ;
If to Client: to the address provided by Client in the Registration Form.
The Parties hereby agree that: (a) words in electronic form shall be deemed to be “writing” for the purposes of all applicable legislation where “writing” is required; and (b) electronic evidence shall be admissible in any court or other quasi-judicial proceedings between the Parties.
20.1 Each party acknowledges that it will have access to certain confidential information of the other party concerning the other party’s business, plans, clients, technology, and products, including the terms and conditions of this Agreement (“Confidential Information”). Confidential Information includes, without limitation, trade secrets, ideas, processes, formulae, computer software (including source code), algorithms, data, data structures, scripts, applications, programming interfaces, protocols, know-how, copyrightable material, improvements, inventions (whether or not patentable), techniques, strategies, business plans, product development plans, timetables, forecasts, client and supplier lists, product and/or service designs, specifications and schematics, product and/or service costs, product and/or service prices, product and/or service names, financial information, employee information, marketing plans, business opportunities, research activities and results, market research activities and results, and development activities and results. Each party shall not use in any way, for its own account or the account of any third party, except as expressly permitted by this Agreement, nor disclose to any third party (except as required by law or to that party’s attorneys, accountants, and other advisors as reasonably necessary), any of the other party’s Confidential Information and shall take reasonable precautions to protect the confidentiality of such information.
20.2 Information will not be deemed Confidential Information if such information: (i) is known to the receiving party prior to receipt from the disclosing party directly or indirectly from a source other than one having an obligation of confidentiality to the disclosing party; (ii) becomes known (independently of disclosure by the disclosing party) to the receiving party directly or indirectly from a source other than one having an obligation of confidentiality to the disclosing party; (iii) becomes publicly known or otherwise ceases to be secret or confidential, except through a breach of this Agreement by the receiving party; or (iv) the receiving party can demonstrate by written or other documentary records is independently developed by the receiving party without reference to or use of any Confidential Information.
The provisions set forth in the following sections, and any other right or obligation of the parties in this Agreement that, by its nature, should survive termination or expiration of this Agreement, will survive any expiration or termination of this Agreement: Section 4 (Use Policy), Section 7.4 (Effect of Expiration or Termination), Section 8 (Fee and Payments), Section 10 (Representations and Warranties), Section 11 (Indemnification), Section 12 (Limitations of Liability), Section 16 (Ownership of the Software), Section 20 (Confidential Information), Section 22 (Ownership of Resultant Data), Section 25 (AddOns), Section 27 (Miscellaneous), Section 28 (Governing Law, Venue and Jurisdiction) and this Section 21.
BEE may unilaterally amend or supplement this Agreement. All amendments or supplements will be effective from the moment in which BEE notifies Client of the amendment or supplement by email and makes available the new version of this Agreement on the Website. Any subsequent use of the Software shall be deemed an acceptance by Client of the same amendments or supplements.
In case of a free Subscription Plan, Client acknowledges and accepts that BEE may display in the interface of the Software:
25.1 BEE in its absolute discretion may make available additional features, functionality, and services offered by third-party providers (“AddOns”) with the Software. Client’s use of AddOns is subject to a separate agreement between Client and the third-party licensor of that AddOn (the “AddOn Provider”) and BEE is not and in no event will be considered as a party to, or a third party beneficiary of, such agreement. Client’s use of the AddOn is strictly at Client’s risk. The AddOn Provider is solely responsible for that AddOn, its content, performance, and security and the privacy and security of any of Client Data processed or affected, directly or indirectly, by the AddOn. NEITHER BEE NOR ANY OF BEE AFFILIATES MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE ADDONS, THEIR SECURITY, LEGALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY. BEE DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIMS THAT CLIENT OR ANY OTHER PARTY MAY HAVE RELATING TO ANY ADDON OR CLIENT’S USE OF THAT ADDON.
25.2 By subscribing to or purchasing an AddOn, Client grants BEE permission to share Client Application, Client Data, and Resultant Data with the AddOn Provider as necessary in order to provide Client the AddOn. BEE disclaims any responsibility as to Provider’s use or misuse of such Client Application, Client Data, and Resultant Data.
If Client receives access to the Service or Service features as alpha, beta or early access offering (“Betas”), use is permitted only for Client’s internal evaluation during the period designated by BEE (or if not designated 90 days). Betas are optional and either party may terminate Betas at any time for any reason. Betas may be inoperable, incomplete, or include features that BEE may never release, and their features and performance information are BEE’s Confidential Information. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, BEE grants to Client a non-exclusive, revocable, non-sublicensable, non-transferable license to use Betas in accordance with, if any, the Documentation solely for purposes of internal testing and evaluation. Notwithstanding anything else in this Agreement, BEE provides no warranty, indemnity, or support for Betas and its liability for Betas will not exceed US$15. BETAS AND, IF ANY, DOCUMENTATION ARE STILL IN TESTING PHASE AND LICENSED “AS IS”. BEE DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY, USABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, TITLE OR NON INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, TO THE EXTENT AUTHORIZED BY LAW. CLIENT IS ADVISED TO SAFEGUARD IMPORTANT DATA, TO USE CAUTION AND NOT TO RELY IN ANY WAY ON THE CORRECT FUNCTIONING OR PERFORMANCE OF BETAS AND/OR ACCOMPANYING MATERIALS.
27.1 Entire agreement. This Agreement, including the external links which constitute an integral part hereof, sets forth the entire agreement of the parties and supersedes all previous agreements, understandings and negotiations, whether written or oral, between the Parties concerning the subject matter of this Agreement.
27.2 Waiver. No waiver by any party of any of the provisions hereof shall be effective unless explicitly set forth in writing and signed by the party so waiving. No failure to exercise, or delay in exercising, any rights, remedy, power or privilege arising from this Agreement shall operate or be construed as a waiver thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power or privilege.
27.3 Severability. If one or more of the clauses of this Agreement is declared null and void or unenforceable by the competent court of law, the remaining clauses of this Agreement shall continue to be valid and effective between the Parties, unless such clause constituted a determinant reason for the conclusion of this Agreement.
27.4 Headings. The headings contained in this Agreement or in any exhibit or schedule hereto, or linked document, as applicable, are for reference purposes only and shall not affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.
27.5 No relationship. The Parties to this Agreement are independent contractors. There is no relationship of partnership, joint venture, employment, franchise, or agency between the Parties. Neither Party shall have the power to bind the other or incur obligations on the other’s behalf without the other’s prior written consent.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California applicable to agreements made and to be performed entirely within such State, without regard to the conflicts of law principles of such State. Each party hereto irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of (a) the Supreme Court of the State of California, San Francisco County, or (b) the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, for the purposes of any suit, action or other proceeding arising out of this Agreement or any transaction contemplated hereby or thereby. Each of Client and BEE agrees to commence any such action, suit or proceeding either in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California or if such suit, action or other proceeding may not be brought in such court for jurisdictional reasons, in the Superior Court of the State of California, San Francisco County. Each of Client and BEE further agrees that service of any process, summons, notice or documents by U.S. registered mail to such party’s respective address set forth above shall be effective service of process for any action, suit or proceeding in California with respect to any maters to which it has submitted to jurisdiction in this Section. Each of Client and BEE irrevocably and unconditionally waives any objection to the laying of venue of any action, suit or proceeding arising out of this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby in (i) the Superior Court of the State of California, San Francisco County, or (ii) the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and hereby and thereby further irrevocably and unconditionally waives and agrees not to plead or claim in any such court that any such action, suit or proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum.