TERMS OF SERVICE FOR THE TSM EVOLUTION PLANS
“Affiliates” means any entity which directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with a party to this Agreement, by way of majority voting stock ownership or the ability to otherwise direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such party, for so long as such control exists..
“Confidential Information” means, except as set forth in the following paragraph: (a) Customer Data; (b) the terms of this Agreement and (c) any commercial, financial, marketing, business, technical or other data, security measures and procedures, know-how or other information disclosed by or on behalf of the disclosing party to the receiving party for purposes arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, that: (i) in the case of information in tangible form, is marked “confidential” or “proprietary;” (ii) in the case of information disclosed orally, visually or any other intangible form, is designated confidential or proprietary at the time of disclosure, and if disclosed orally, is summarized in reasonable detail in a writing delivered to the receiving party within ten (10) days following disclosure; (iii) under the circumstances, a person exercising reasonable business judgment would understand to be confidential or proprietary; and (iv) will include any reproduction of such information in any form or medium, or any part of such information.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the following shall not be Confidential Information: (1) information that was in the public domain at the time of its disclosure, or which becomes public domain property through no fault of the receiving party; (2) information that was rightfully in the receiving party’s possession without restriction prior to disclosure; (3) information that was rightfully disclosed to the receiving party by a third party without restriction (4) information that was independently developed by employees and/or contractors of the receiving party who did not have access to and without use of or reference to the disclosing party’s Confidential Information; and (5) aggregate data collected or generated by TSM or on behalf of TSM regarding TSM’s products and services (for purposes of providing or improving TSM products and services, benchmarking system performance, preparing statistics and system metrics, marketing and other purposes) that does not contain any personally identifiable or Customer-specific information.
“Customer Data” means all electronic data or information submitted to and stored in the Service by Users.
“Electronic Communications” means any transfer of signs, signals, text, images, sounds, data or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or part electronically received and/or transmitted through the Service.
“Estimate/Order Form” means a TSM estimate, renewal notification or order form in the name of and executed by Customer or its Affiliate and accepted by TSM which specifies the Service, and any Support Services and/or Professional Services to be provided by TSM subject to the terms of this Agreement.
“Help Documentation” means help center documentation describing the Service features, including User Guides which may be updated from time to time.
“Professional Services” means the general consulting, implementation and/or training services to be provided to Customer pursuant to (i) the Professional Services Agreement, and (ii) a Statement of Work (as defined in such professional services agreement).
“Service” means, collectively, the Evolution online business application suite (and any optionally procured modules) (the “Evolution Service”) as described in the applicable User Guides that is procured by Customer from TSM in the Estimate/Order Form and any subsequent Estimate/Order Form from time to time, including associated offline components, but excluding Third Party Applications, Support Services and Professional Services.
“Support Services” means technical support services to be provided to Customer pursuant to the terms for Support Services.
“Third Party Applications” means applications, integrations, services, or implementation, customization and other consulting services related thereto, provided by a party other than TSM, as further described in Section 2.4 (“Third Party Applications”) that interoperate with the Service.
“Users” means individuals who are authorized by Customer or its Affiliate to use the Service pursuant to this Agreement or as otherwise defined, restricted or limited in an Estimate/Order Form or amendment to this Agreement, for whom subscriptions to a Service have been procured. Users include but are not limited to Customer’s and Customer’s Affiliates’ employees, consultants, contractors and agents.
“User Guides” mean the user guides for the Service as updated from time to time.
“Terms” means the terms with which Customer must comply, referenced in this Agreement and are hereby incorporated by reference.
2. Terms of Service. Customer acknowledges and agrees to the following terms of service, which together with the terms of the Evolution Plan entered into between Customer and TSM, shall govern Customer’s access and use of the Service (collectively, the “Agreement”). Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in these Terms of Service shall have the meaning given to them in the Agreement.
2.1. Accuracy of Customer’s Contact Information. Customer shall provide accurate, current and complete information on Customer’s legal business name, address, email address, and phone number, and maintain and promptly update this information if it should change.
2.2. Users: Passwords, Access, And Notification. Customer shall authorize access to and assign unique passwords and user names to the number of Users procured by Customer on the Estimate/Order Form. User logins are for designated Users and cannot be shared or used by more than one User, but any User login may be permanently reassigned to another User as needed. Customer will be responsible for the confidentiality and use of User’s passwords and user names. Customer will also be responsible for all Electronic Communications, including those containing business information, account registration, account holder information, financial information, Customer Data, and all other data of any kind contained within emails or otherwise entered electronically through the Service or under Customer’s account. TSM will act as though any Electronic Communications it receives under Customer’s passwords, user name, and/or account number will have been sent by Customer. Customer shall use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the Service and shall promptly notify TSM of any unauthorized access or use of the Service and any loss or theft or unauthorized use of any User’s password or name and/or Service account numbers.
2.3. General Restrictions.
(a) General. Customer is responsible for all activities conducted under User logins and for Users' compliance with this Agreement. Customer must not use, and must ensure that Affiliates do not use, the Service to provide a service bureau or outsourced service, and may not rent, resell, sublicense, or permit the concurrent use of a single User login, or timesharing of the Service. Customer shall not and shall not permit any Affiliate, User or other third party to: (a) copy, translate, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, disassemble, or decompile the Service or any part thereof or otherwise attempt to discover any source code or modify the Service in any manner or form unless expressly allowed in the Help Documentation; (b) access or use the Service to circumvent or exceed Service account limitations or requirements; (c) use the Service for the purpose of building a similar or competitive product or service, (d) obtain unauthorized access to the Service (including without limitation permitting access to or use of the Service via another system or tool, the primary effect of which is to enable input of requests or transactions by other than authorized Users); (e) use the Service in a manner that is in violation of any third party rights of privacy or intellectual property rights; (f) issue or participate in any press release or other public statement related to this Agreement or the Service without prior written consent of TSM; (g) publish, post, upload or otherwise transmit Customer Data that contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any systems, data, personal information or property of another; or (h) use or permit the use of any tools in order to probe, scan or attempt to penetrate or benchmark the Service. Customer shall comply with all applicable local, state, federal, and foreign laws, treaties, regulations, and conventions in connection with this Agreement, including without limitation those related to privacy, electronic communications and anti-spam legislation. Except as permitted by this Agreement, no part of the Service may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means. Customer agrees not to access the Service by any means other than through the interfaces that are provided by TSM. Customer shall not do any "mirroring" or "framing" of any part of the Service, or create Internet links to the Service which include login information, user names, passwords, and/or secure cookies. Customer will not in any way express or imply that any opinions contained in Customer’s Electronic Communications are endorsed by TSM. Customer shall ensure that all access and use of the Service by Users is in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Any action or breach by any of such User shall be deemed an action or breach by Customer.
2.5. Transmission and Backup of Data. Customer understands that the technical processing and transmission of Customer’s Electronic Communications is fundamentally necessary to use of the Service. Customer is responsible for securing DSL, cable or another high speed Internet connection and up-to-date “browser” software in order to utilize the Service. Customer expressly consents to TSM’s interception and storage of Electronic Communications and/or Customer Data as needed to provide the services hereunder, and Customer acknowledges and understands that Customer’s Electronic Communications will involve transmission over the Internet, and over various networks, only part of which may be owned and/or operated by TSM. Customer further acknowledges and understands that Electronic Communications may be accessed by unauthorized parties when communicated across the Internet, network communications facilities, telephone or other electronic means. Without limiting TSM’s applicable obligations under Sections 2.8 (Security) or 2.9 (Confidentiality), TSM is not responsible for any Electronic Communications and/or Customer Data which are delayed, lost, altered, intercepted or stored during the transmission of any data whatsoever across networks not owned and/or operated by TSM, including, but not limited to, the Internet and Customer’s local network.
TSM will set up routine backups of TSM data on the Customer’s Evolution platform server and provide the Customer with the opportunity to create routine backups to an FTP server of their choice (recommended) as TSM will not be liable in case of data loss due to server failure.
2.6. Service Level. During the Term, the Service will meet the service level specified in the “Service Level Commitment” listed on the TSM website located at www.Evolution.com/slc, or such other URL as specified by TSM, which is hereby incorporated by reference. If the Service fails to achieve the service level, then Customer will be entitled, as its sole and exclusive remedy, to a credit for the Service in accordance with the terms set forth in the Service Level Commitment. The Service’s system logs and other records shall be used for calculating any service level events.
2.7. Support Services and Professional Services. As part of the Service, TSM will provide Customer with Help Documentation and other support resources to assist Customer in its use of the Service. TSM also offers optional “for fee” Professional Services.
2.8. Security. TSM shall maintain commercially reasonable administrative, physical and technical safeguards designed for the protection, confidentiality and integrity of Customer Data. Any changes made to the Service by the Customer or at the Customer’s direction may affect the Customer’s security and the Customer shall be solely responsible for ensuring that any such changes are secure. For the Service, TSM may perform audits of its safeguards to ensure they are operating effectively.
2.9. Confidentiality. Each party agrees to use the same degree of care that it uses to protect the confidentiality of its own confidential information of like kind (at all times exercising at least a commercially reasonable degree of care in the protection of such confidential information) not to use or disclose Confidential Information except to the extent necessary to perform its obligations or exercise rights under this Agreement or as directed by Customer. Either party may disclose Confidential Information on a need to know basis to its Affiliates, contractors and service providers who have executed binding written agreements requiring confidentiality and non-use obligations at least as restrictive as those in this Section. Either party may disclose Confidential Information to the extent that such disclosure is required by law or order of a court or other governmental authority or regulation.
2.10. Ownership of Customer Data. As between TSM and Customer, all title and intellectual property rights in and to the Customer Data is owned exclusively by Customer. Customer acknowledges and agrees that in connection with the provision of the Service, TSM may store and maintain Customer Data for a period of time consistent with the Evolution standard business processes. Following expiration or termination of the Customer Estimate/Order or a Customer account TSM may deactivate the applicable Customer account(s) and delete any data therein.
2.11. TSM Intellectual Property Rights. All rights, title and interest in and to the Service (including without limitation all intellectual property rights therein and all modifications, extensions, customizations, scripts or other derivative works of the Service provided or developed by TSM) are owned exclusively by TSM or its licensors. Except as provided in this Agreement, the rights granted to Customer do not convey any rights in the Service, express or implied, or ownership in the Service or any intellectual property rights thereto. Customer grants TSM a royalty free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable right to use, modify, distribute and incorporate into the Service (without attribution of any kind) any suggestions, enhancement request, recommendations, proposals, correction or other feedback or information provided by Customer or any Users related to the operation or functionality of the Service. Any rights in the Service or TSM’s intellectual property not expressly granted herein by TSM are reserved by TSM. TSM and Evolution service marks, logos and product and service names are marks of TSM (the "TSM Marks"). Customer agrees not to display or use the TSM Marks in any manner without TSM’s express prior written permission. The trademarks, logos and service marks of Third Party Application providers ("Marks") are the property of such third parties. Customer is not permitted to use these Marks without the prior written consent of such third party which may own the Mark.
3.1. Warranty of Functionality. TSM warrants that: (i) the Service will achieve in all material respects the functionality described in the User Guides applicable to the Service procured by Customer, and (ii) such functionality of the Service will not be materially decreased during the then-current plan term. Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy for TSM’s breach of this warranty shall be that TSM shall be required to use commercially reasonable efforts to modify the Service to achieve in all material respects the functionality described in the User Guides and if TSM is unable to restore such functionality, Customer shall be entitled to terminate the Agreement and receive a pro-rata refund of the plan fees paid under the Agreement for its use of the Service for the terminated portion of the then-current plan term. TSM shall have no obligation with respect to a warranty claim unless notified of such claim within sixty (60) days of the first instance of any material functionality problem, and such notice must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The warranties set forth in this Section are made to and for the benefit of Customer only. Such warranties shall only apply if the applicable Service has been utilized in accordance with the User Guides, this Agreement and applicable law.
3.2. Warranty of No Malicious Code. Each party warrants that it will not introduce viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, or other such malicious code (“Malicious Code”) into the Service.
4. Disclaimer of Warranties. EXCEPT AS STATED IN SECTION 3.1 AND 3.2 ABOVE, TSM DOES NOT REPRESENT THAT CUSTOMER’S USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET CUSTOMER’S REQUIREMENTS OR THAT ALL ERRORS IN THE SERVICE AND/OR DOCUMENTATION WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE OVERALL SYSTEM THAT MAKES THE SERVICE AVAILABLE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE INTERNET, OTHER TRANSMISSION NETWORKS, AND CUSTOMER’S LOCAL NETWORK AND EQUIPMENT) WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE WARRANTIES STATED IN SECTION 3 ABOVE ARE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE WARRANTIES OFFERED BY TSM. THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. EXCEPT AS STATED IN SECTIONS 2.6, 3.1, and 3.2 ABOVE, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND IS FOR COMMERCIAL USE ONLY. TSM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT CUSTOMER’S USE OF THE SERVICE WILL SATISFY ANY STATUTORY OR REGULATORY OBLIGATIONS, OR WILL ASSIST WITH, GUARANTEE OR OTHERWISE ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH ANY APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS. CUSTOMER ASSUMES ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR DETERMINING WHETHER THE SERVICE OR THE INFORMATION GENERATED THEREBY IS ACCURATE OR SUFFICIENT FOR CUSTOMER’S PURPOSES.
5. Limitations of Liability. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY OR ITS AFFILIATES HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO THE OTHER PARTY OR ITS AFFILIATES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR REVENUE OR FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, COVER, SPECIAL, RELIANCE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE OR KIND HOWEVER CAUSED, WHETHER FROM BREACH OR REPUDIATION OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHERWISE (AND WHETHER OR NOT THE PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). CERTAIN STATES AND/OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, IN WHICH CASE SUCH DAMAGES SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH.
THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF EITHER PARTY AND ITS AFFILIATES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED ON BREACH OR REPUDIATION OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL SUBSCRIPTION FEES PAID FOR THE SERVICE GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT OUT OF WHICH THE LIABILITY AROSE.
BOTH PARTIES ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE FEES REFLECT THE ALLOCATION OF RISK SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT THE PARTIES WOULD NOT ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT WITHOUT THESE LIMITATIONS ON THEIR LIABILITY. THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH IN THE SECOND PARAGRAPH OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO: (A) FEES DUE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT; (B) A BREACH OF SECTION 2.3 OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE; OR (C) EITHER PARTY’S DEFENSE AND INDEMNITY OBLIGATIONS EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 6 BELOW. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THIS SECTION, NEITHER PARTY SHALL BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER PARTY TO THE EXTENT SUCH LIABILITY WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED BUT FOR THE OTHER PARTY’S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
6.1. Infringement. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Section 6, if a Claim of infringement as set forth above is brought or threatened, TSM shall, at its sole option and expense, use commercially reasonable efforts either (a) to procure a license that will protect Customer against such Claim without cost to Customer; (b) to modify or replace all or portions of the Service as needed to avoid infringement, such update or replacement having substantially similar or better capabilities; or (c) if (a) and (b) are not commercially feasible, terminate the Agreement and refund to the Customer a pro-rata refund of the subscription fees paid for under the Agreement for the terminated portion of the Term. The rights and remedies granted Customer under this Section 6.1 state TSM’s entire liability, and Customer's exclusive remedy, with respect to any claim of infringement of the intellectual property rights of a third party.
TSM will have no liability for Claims or Losses to the extent arising from (a) use of the Service in violation of this Agreement or applicable law, (b) use of the Service after TSM notifies Customer to discontinue use because of an infringement claim, (c) modifications to the Service not made by TSM or made by TSM based on Customer specifications or requirements, (d) use of the Service in combination with any non-TSM software, application or service, or (e) services offered by Customer or revenue earned by Customer for such services.
6.2. Customer’s Indemnity. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Section 6, Customer shall, at its own expense, defend TSM from and against any and all Claims (i) alleging that the Customer Data or any trademarks or service marks, or any use thereof, infringes the copyright or trademark or misappropriates the trade secrets of a third party, or violates applicable law; and shall indemnify TSM from and against liability for any Losses to the extent based upon such Claims.
6.3. Indemnification Procedures and Survival. In the event of a potential indemnity obligation under this Section 6, the indemnified party shall: (i) promptly notify the indemnifying party in writing of such Claim; (ii) allow the indemnifying party to have sole control of its defence and settlement; and (iii) upon request of the indemnifying party, cooperate in all reasonable respects, at the indemnifying party’s cost and expense, with the indemnifying party in the investigation, trial, and defence of such Claim and any appeal arising therefrom. The indemnification obligations under this Section 6 are expressly conditioned upon the indemnified party’s compliance with this Section 6.3 except that failure to notify the indemnifying party of such Claim shall not relieve that party of its obligations under this Section 6 but such obligations shall be reduced to the extent of any damages attributable to such failure. The indemnification obligations contained in this Section 6 shall survive termination of this Agreement for one year.
7.1. Suspension for Delinquent Account. TSM reserves the right to suspend Customer’s and any Customer Affiliates’ access to and/or use of the Service and/or Support Services if any payment is due but unpaid but only after TSM has provided Customer two (2) delinquency notices, and at least thirty (30) days have passed since the transmission of the first notice. Customer agrees that TSM shall not be liable to Customer or to any Customer Affiliate or other third party for any suspension pursuant to this Section.
7.2. Suspension for Ongoing Harm. TSM may with reasonably contemporaneous telephonic notice to Customer suspend access to the Service if TSM reasonably concludes that Customer’s Service is being used to engage in denial of service attacks, spamming, or illegal activity, and/or use of Customer’s Service is causing immediate, material and ongoing harm to TSM or others. In the event TSM suspends access to the Service, TSM will use commercially reasonable efforts to limit the suspension to the offending portion of the Service and work with Customer to resolve the issues causing the suspension of Service. Customer agrees that TSM shall not be liable to Customer nor to any third party for any suspension of the Service under such circumstances as described in this Section. Any suspension under this section shall not excuse Customer from Customer’s obligation to make payments under this Agreement.
7.3. Termination for Cause, Expiration. Either party may immediately terminate this Agreement and all Estimates/Order Forms issued hereunder in the event the other party commits a material breach of any provision of this Agreement which is not cured within thirty (30) days of written notice from the non-breaching party. Such notice by the complaining party shall expressly state all of the reasons for the claimed breach in sufficient detail so as to provide the alleged breaching party a meaningful opportunity to cure such alleged breach and shall be as set forth in Section 7.4. Upon termination or expiration of this Agreement, Customer shall have no rights to continue use of the Service. If this Agreement is terminated by Customer for any reason other than a termination expressly permitted by this Agreement, then TSM shall be entitled to all of the fees due under this Agreement for the entire Term. If this Agreement is terminated as a result of TSM’s breach of this Agreement, then Customer shall be entitled to a refund of the pro rata portion of any subscription fees paid by Customer to TSM under this Agreement for the terminated portion of the Term.
7.4. Notice. Any legal notice required under this Agreement shall be provided to the other party in writing. If Customer has a legal dispute with TSM or if Customer wishes to provide a notice under the Indemnification Section of this Agreement, or if Customer becomes subject to insolvency or other similar legal proceedings, Customer will promptly send written notice to: TSM Pty Ltd, Suite 2a, 199 Regent Street, Redfern, NSW 2016, Attention: David Younger.
8. Modifications; Discontinuation of Service.
8.1 To the Service. TSM may make modifications to the Service or particular components of the Service from time to time and will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify Customer of any material modifications. TSM reserves the right to discontinue offering the Service at the conclusion of Customer’s then current plan term for such Service. TSM shall not be liable to Customer nor to any third party for any modification of the Service as described in this Section.
8.2 To Applicable Terms. If TSM makes a material change to any applicable Terms, then TSM will notify Customer by either sending an email to the notification email address or posting a notice to the administrator in Customer’s account. If the change has a material adverse impact on Customer and Customer does not agree to the change, Customer must so notify TSM via email@example.com within thirty days after receiving notice of the change. If Customer notifies TSM as required, then Customer will remain governed by the Terms in effect immediately prior to the change until the end of the then current plan term for the affected service(s). If the affected service(s) is renewed, it will be renewed under TSM's then current Terms.