THIS AGREEMENT GOVERNS YOUR ACQUISITION AND USE OF OUR SERVICES. IF YOU REGISTER FOR A FREE TRIAL FOR OUR SERVICES, THIS AGREEMENT WILL ALSO GOVERN THAT FREE TRIAL.
The following describes the terms on which Centricity, LLC together with its affiliated companies and/or contractors (hereafter ‘ApRecs’, ‘We’, ‘Us’, ‘Our’) offers You (hereafter ‘ You’, ‘you’, ‘Your’, ‘your’) access to our Services.
ApRecs reserves the right to revise this User Agreement and the terms and conditions of use of the Service at any time by posting an updated version of the terms on the website. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms and continued use of the Service after such notice will constitute your acceptance of such revised terms.
BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT, EITHER BY LOGGING INTO THE SERVICES OR CLICKING A BOX INDICATING YOUR ACCEPTANCE OR BY EXECUTING AN ORDER FORM THAT REFERENCES THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU ARE ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY AND ITS AFFILIATES TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, IN WHICH CASE THE TERMS “YOU” OR “YOUR” SHALL REFER TO SUCH ENTITY AND ITS AFFILIATES. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY, OR IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MUST NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT AND MAY NOT USE THE SERVICES.
You may not access the Services if You are Our direct competitor, except with Our prior written consent. In addition, You may not access the Services for purposes of monitoring their availability, performance or functionality, or for any other benchmarking or competitive purposes.
Search results are provided under a limited non-exclusive, revocable, nontransferable license, and may not be redistributed or used to develop a stand-alone database.
This Agreement was last updated on March 7th, 2017. It is effectively immediately upon acceptance by You or upon access of the Service whichever shall first occur.
“Affiliate” means any entity that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the subject entity. “Control,” for purposes of this definition, means direct or indirect ownership or control of more than 50% of the voting interests of the subject entity.
“Agreement” means this Master Subscription Agreement.
“Beta Services” means Our services that are not generally available to customers.
“Content” means information obtained by Us from Our content licensors or publicly available sources and provided to You pursuant to an Order Form, as more fully described in the Documentation.
“Documentation” means Our online user guides, documentation, and help and training materials, as updated from time to time, accessible via help.aprecs.com or login to the applicable Service.
“Malicious Code” means code, files, scripts, agents or programs intended to do harm, including, for example, viruses, worms, time bombs and Trojan horses.
“Marketplace” means an online directory, catalog or marketplace of applications that interoperate with the Services.
“Non-ApRecs Applications” means a Web-based or offline software application that is provided by You or a third party and interoperates with a Service, including, for example, an application that is developed by or for You, is listed on a Marketplace, or is identified as ApRecs Labs or by a similar designation.
“Order Form” means an ordering document specifying the Services to be provided hereunder that is entered into between You and Us or any of Our Affiliates, including any addenda and supplements thereto. By entering into an Order Form hereunder, an Affiliate agrees to be bound by the terms of this Agreement as if it were an original party hereto.
“Purchased Services” means Services that You or Your Affiliate purchase under an Order Form, as distinguished from those provided pursuant to a free trial.
“Services” means the products and services that are ordered by You under a free trial or an Order Form and made available online by Us, including associated offline components, as described in the Documentation. “Services” exclude Content and Non-ApRecs Applications.
“User” means an individual who is authorized by You to use a Service, for whom You have ordered the Service, and to whom You (or We at Your request) have supplied a user identification and password. Users may include, for example, Your employees, consultants, contractors and agents, and third parties with which You transact business.
“We,” “Us” or “Our” means the ApRecs Company described in Section 13 (Who You Are Contracting With, Notices, Governing Law and Jurisdiction).
“You” or “Your” means the company or other legal entity for which you are accepting this Agreement, and Affiliates of that company or entity.
“Your Data” means data and information submitted by or for You to the Purchased Services or collected and processed by or for You using the Purchased Services, excluding Content and Non-ApRecs Applications.
2. FREE TRIAL
If You register on our website for a free trial, We will make one or more Services available to You on a trial basis free of charge until the earlier of (a) the end of the free trial period for which you registered to use the applicable Service(s), or (b) the start date of any Purchased Service subscriptions ordered by You for such Service(s). Additional trial terms and conditions may appear on the trial registration web page. Any such additional terms and conditions are incorporated into this Agreement by reference and are legally binding.
ANY DATA YOU ENTER INTO THE SERVICES, AND ANY CUSTOMIZATIONS MADE TO THE SERVICES BY OR FOR YOU, DURING YOUR FREE TRIAL WILL BE PERMANENTLY LOST UNLESS YOU PURCHASE A SUBSCRIPTION TO THE SAME SERVICES AS THOSE COVERED BY THE TRIAL, PURCHASE UPGRADED SERVICES, OR EXPORT SUCH DATA, BEFORE THE END OF THE TRIAL PERIOD. YOU CANNOT TRANSFER DATA ENTERED OR CUSTOMIZATIONS MADE DURING THE FREE TRIAL TO A SERVICE THAT WOULD BE A DOWNGRADE FROM THAT COVERED BY THE TRIAL (E.G., FROM ENTERPRISE EDITION TO PROFESSIONAL EDITION); THEREFORE, IF YOU PURCHASE A SERVICE THAT WOULD BE A DOWNGRADE FROM THAT COVERED BY THE TRIAL, YOU MUST EXPORT YOUR DATA BEFORE THE END OF THE TRIAL PERIOD OR YOUR DATA WILL BE PERMANENTLY LOST.
NOTWITHSTANDING SECTION 9 (REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES AND DISCLAIMERS), DURING THE FREE TRIAL THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY.
Please review the User Guide during the trial period so that You become familiar with the features and functions of the Services before You make Your purchase.
3. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES
3.1. Provision of Purchased Services. We will (a) make the Services and Content available to You pursuant to this Agreement and the applicable Order Forms, (b) provide Our standard support for the Purchased Services to You at no additional charge, and/or upgraded support if purchased, and (c) use commercially reasonable efforts to make the online Purchased Services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except for: (i) planned downtime (of which We shall give at least 8 hours electronic notice and which We shall schedule to the extent practicable during the weekend hours between 6:00 p.m. Friday and 4:00 a.m. Monday Pacific time), and (ii) any unavailability caused by circumstances beyond Our reasonable control, including, for example, an act of God, act of government, flood, fire, earthquake, civil unrest, act of terror, strike or other labor problem (other than one involving Our employees), Internet service provider failure or delay, Non-ApRecs Application, or denial of service attack.
3.2. Protection of Your Data. We will maintain administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for protection of the security, confidentiality and integrity of Your Data, as described in the Documentation. Those safeguards will include, but will not be limited to, measures for preventing access, use, modification or disclosure of Your Data by Our personnel except (a) to provide the Purchased Services and prevent or address service or technical problems, (b) as compelled by law in accordance with Section 8.3 (Compelled Disclosure) below, or (c) as You expressly permit.
3.3 Our Personnel. We will be responsible for the performance of Our personnel (including Our employees and contractors) and their compliance with Our obligations under this Agreement, except as otherwise specified herein.
3.4 Beta Services. From time to time, We may invite You to try Beta Services at no charge. You may accept or decline any such trial in Your sole discretion. Beta Services will be clearly designated as beta, pilot, limited release, developer preview, non-production, evaluation or by a description of similar import. Beta Services are for evaluation purposes and not for production use, are not considered “Services” under this Agreement, are not supported, and may be subject to additional terms. Unless otherwise stated, any Beta Services trial period will expire upon the earlier of one year from the trial start date or the date that a version of the Beta Services becomes generally available. We may discontinue Beta Services at any time in Our sole discretion and may never make them generally available. We will have no liability for any harm or damage arising out of or in connection with a Beta Service.
4. USE OF SERVICES AND CONTENT
4.1 Subscriptions. Unless otherwise provided in the applicable Order Form, (a) Services and Content are purchased as subscriptions, (b) subscriptions may be added during a subscription term at the same pricing as the underlying subscription pricing, prorated for the portion of that subscription term remaining at the time the subscriptions are added, and (c) any added subscriptions will terminate on the same date as the underlying subscriptions.
4.2 Usage Limits. Services and Content are subject to usage limits, including, for example, the quantities specified in Order Forms. Unless otherwise specified, (a) a quantity in an Order Form refers to Users, and the Service or Content may not be accessed by more than that number of Users, (b) a User’s password may not be shared with any other individual, and (c) a User identification may be reassigned to a new individual replacing one who no longer requires ongoing use of the Service or Content. If You exceed a contractual usage limit, We may work with You to seek to reduce Your usage so that it conforms to that limit. If, notwithstanding Our efforts, You are unable or unwilling to abide by a contractual usage limit, You will execute an Order Form for additional quantities of the applicable Services or Content promptly upon Our request, and/or pay any invoice for excess usage in accordance with Section 6.2 (Invoicing and Payment).
4.3 Your Responsibilities. You will (a) be responsible for Users’ compliance with this Agreement, (b) be responsible for the accuracy, quality and legality of Your Data and the means by which You acquired Your Data, (c) use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to or use of Services and Content, and notify Us promptly of any such unauthorized access or use, (d) use Services and Content only in accordance with the Documentation and applicable laws and government regulations, and (e) comply with terms of service of Non-ApRecs Applications with which You use Services or Content.
4.4 Usage Restrictions. You will not (a) make any Service or Content available to, or use any Service or Content for the benefit of, anyone other than You or Users, (b) sell, resell, license, sublicense, distribute, rent or lease any Service or Content, or include any Service or Content in a service bureau or outsourcing offering, (c) use a Service to store or transmit infringing, libelous, or otherwise unlawful or tortious material, or to store or transmit material in violation of third-party privacy rights, (d) use a Service to store or transmit Malicious Code, (e) interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of any Service or third-party data contained therein, (f) attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Service or Content or its related systems or networks, (g) permit direct or indirect access to or use of any Service or Content in a way that circumvents a contractual usage limit, (h) copy a Service or any part, feature, function or user interface thereof, (i) copy Content except as permitted herein or in an Order Form or the Documentation, (j) frame or mirror any part of any Service or Content, other than framing on Your own intranets or otherwise for Your own internal business purposes or as permitted in the Documentation, (k) access any Service or Content in order to build a competitive product or service, or (l) reverse engineer any Service (to the extent such restriction is permitted by law).
4.6 Integration of Your Data. You acknowledge that you are responsible for all data, text, information, images, and material that you enter or submit in connection with the Services including creation of user databases for Your own use. You agree that you, and not Us, will have sole responsibility for the integrity, legality, reliability, accuracy, timeliness, safety, geographic information, weather, restrictions, and appropriateness, of Your Data and any and all application specific information generated by the Service. Your Data may be integrated by the Services into and form the basis for writing recommendations, application records, reports, and analysis summaries including recording use, associated to a specific crop or otherwise, the sale of agricultural chemicals or application of agricultural chemicals or horticultural practices, logistical planning and or compliance compilation reports and or other activities.
You may introduce data to the Services via file uploads, email, FTP, sFTP, API or through other means provide Us with Your Data for the purposes of introducing it into the Service (‘External Data’); this may include, but is not limited to raw data files, structured data, unstructured data and or handwritten information. We will not monitor, edit or validate any information regarding any External Data, without your permission, except as permitted by this Agreement or as required by applicable law. We may access your account, including External Data, to respond to service or technical issues or as stated in this Agreement or required by applicable law. You, not Us, shall have sole responsibility for the accuracy, quality, integrity, legality, reliability, appropriateness and copyright of all External Data, and We shall not be responsible or liable for the presence thereof or the deletion, correction, destruction, damage, loss or failure to store any External Data. External Data may be recognized and or associated and or stored and used as data entered by any other means. Certain types of External Data may not have the same functionality as native data and may have certain limitation as described in the Documentation.
4.7. Removal of Content and Non-ApRecs Applications. If We are required by a licensor to remove Content, or receive information that Content provided to You may violate applicable law or third-party rights, We may so notify You and in such event You will promptly remove such Content from Your systems. If We receive information that a Non-ApRecs Application hosted on a Service by You may violate Our External-Facing Services or applicable law or third-party rights, We may so notify You and in such event You will promptly disable such Non-ApRecs Application or modify the Non-ApRecs Application to resolve the potential violation. If You do not take required action in accordance with the above, We may disable the applicable Content, Service and/or Non-ApRecs Application until the potential violation is resolved. You accept full responsibility for the legality, accuracy, adequacy and timeliness of the data entered and specifically Your Data and hereby waive any claim and indemnify Us against any injury, damage or expense resulting from any use what so ever including compliance, use of horticultural practices, chemicals or other products included in the Service.
5. NON-APRECS PROVIDERS
5.1. Acquisition of Non-ApRecs Products and Services. We or third parties may make available (for example, through a Marketplace or otherwise) third-party products or services, including, for example, Non-ApRecs Applications and implementation and other consulting services. Any acquisition by You of such Non-ApRecs products or services, and any exchange of data between You and any Non-ApRecs provider, is solely between You and the applicable Non-ApRecs provider. We do not warrant or support Non-ApRecs Applications or other Non-ApRecs products or services, whether or not they are designated by Us as “certified” or otherwise, except as specified in an Order Form.
5.2. Non-ApRecs Applications and Your Data. If You install or enable a Non-ApRecs Application for use with a Service, You grant Us permission to allow the provider of that Non-ApRecs Application to access Your Data as required for the interoperation of that Non-ApRecs Application with the Service. We are not responsible for any disclosure, modification or deletion of Your Data resulting from access by a Non-ApRecs Application.
5.3. Integration with Non-ApRecs Applications. The Services may contain features designed to interoperate with Non-ApRecs Applications. To use such features, You may be required to obtain access to Non-ApRecs Applications from their providers, and may be required to grant Us access to Your account(s) on the Non-ApRecs Applications. If the provider of a Non-ApRecs Application ceases to make the Non-ApRecs Application available for interoperation with the corresponding Service features on reasonable terms, We may cease providing those Service features without entitling You to any refund, credit, or other compensation.
6. FEES AND PAYMENT FOR PURCHASED SERVICES
6.1. Fees. You will pay all fees specified in Order Forms. Except as otherwise specified herein or in an Order Form, (i) fees are based on Services and Content purchased and not actual usage, (ii) payment obligations are noncancelable and fees paid are non-refundable, and (iii) quantities purchased cannot be decreased during the relevant subscription term.
6.2. Invoicing and Payment. You will provide Us with valid and updated credit card information, or with a valid purchase order or alternative document reasonably acceptable to Us. If You provide credit card information to Us, You authorize Us to charge such credit card for all Purchased Services listed in the Order Form for the initial subscription term and any renewal subscription term(s) as set forth in Section 12.2 (Term of Purchased Subscriptions). Such charges shall be made in advance, either annually or in accordance with any different billing frequency stated in the applicable Order Form. If the Order Form specifies that payment will be by a method other than a credit card, We will invoice You in advance and otherwise in accordance with the relevant Order Form. Unless otherwise stated in the Order Form, invoiced charges are due net 15 days from the invoice date. You are responsible for providing complete and accurate billing and contact information to Us and notifying Us of any changes to such information.
6.3. Overdue Charges. If any invoiced amount is not received by Us by the due date, then without limiting Our rights or remedies, (a) those charges may accrue late interest at the rate of 1.5% of the outstanding balance per month, or the maximum rate permitted by law, whichever is lower, and/or We may levy an account maintenance fee of $15 per account each month, for example if you subscribe to multiple accounts or receive a consolidated invoice; each account may be subject to the account maintenance fee, and/or (c) We may condition future subscription renewals and Order Forms on pre-payment or payment terms shorter than those specified in Section 6.2 (Invoicing and Payment).
6.4. Suspension of Service and Acceleration. If any amount owing by You under this or any other agreement for Our services is 30 or more days overdue (or 10 or more days overdue in the case of amounts You have authorized Us to charge to Your credit card), We may, without limiting Our other rights and remedies, accelerate Your unpaid fee obligations under such agreements so that all such obligations become immediately due and payable, and suspend Our services to You until such amounts are paid in full. We will give You at least 10 days prior notice that Your account is overdue, in accordance with Section 13.2 (Manner of Giving Notice), before suspending services to You.
6.5. Payment Disputes. We will not exercise Our rights under Section 6.3 (Overdue Charges) or 6.4 (Suspension of Service and Acceleration) above if You are disputing the applicable charges reasonably and in good faith and are cooperating diligently to resolve the dispute.
6.6. Taxes. Our fees do not include any taxes, levies, duties or similar governmental assessments of any nature, including, for example, value-added, sales, use or withholding taxes, assessable by any jurisdiction whatsoever (collectively, “Taxes”). You are responsible for paying all Taxes associated with Your purchases hereunder. If We have the legal obligation to pay or collect Taxes for which You are responsible under this Section 6.6, We will invoice You and You will pay that amount unless You provide Us with a valid tax exemption certificate authorized by the appropriate taxing authority. For clarity, We are solely responsible for taxes assessable against Us based on Our income, property and employees.
6.7. Future Functionality. You agree that Your purchases are not contingent on the delivery of any future functionality or features, or dependent on any oral or written public comments made by Us regarding future functionality or features.
7. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS AND LICENSES
7.1. Reservation of Rights. Subject to the limited rights expressly granted hereunder, We and Our licensors reserve all of Our/their right, title and interest in and to the Services and Content, including all of Our/their related intellectual property rights. No rights are granted to You hereunder other than as expressly set forth herein.
7.2. License by Us to Use Content. We grant to You a worldwide, limited-term license, under Our applicable intellectual property rights and licenses, to use Content acquired by You pursuant to Order Forms, subject to those Order Forms, this Agreement and the Documentation.
7.3. License by You to Host Your Data and Applications. You grant Us and Our Affiliates a worldwide, limited term license to host, copy, transmit and display Your Data, and any Non-ApRecs Applications and program code created by or for You using a Service, as necessary for Us to provide the Services in accordance with this Agreement. Subject to the limited licenses granted herein, We acquire no right, title or interest from You or Your licensors under this Agreement in or to Your Data or any Non-ApRecs Application or program code.
We encourage you to review the Documentation regarding Sponsored Accounts, establishing Trust Accounts and the exchange of information among Trusted Parties.
7.4. License by You to Use Feedback. You grant to Us and Our Affiliates a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use and incorporate into the Services any suggestion, enhancement request, recommendation, correction or other feedback provided by You or Users relating to the operation of the Services.
7.5. Federal Government End Use Provisions. We provide the Services, including related software and technology, for ultimate federal government end use solely in accordance with the following: Government technical data and software rights related to the Services include only those rights customarily provided to the public as defined in this Agreement. This customary commercial license is provided in accordance with FAR 12.211 (Technical Data) and FAR 12.212 (Software) and, for Department of Defense transactions, DFAR 252.227-7015 (Technical Data – Commercial Items) and DFAR 227.7202-3 (Rights in Commercial Computer Software or Computer Software Documentation). If a government agency has a need for rights not granted under these terms, it must negotiate with Us to determine if there are acceptable terms for granting those rights, and a mutually acceptable written addendum specifically granting those rights must be included in any applicable agreement.
8.1. Definition of Confidential Information. “Confidential Information” means all information disclosed by a party (“Disclosing Party”) to the other party (“Receiving Party”), whether orally or in writing, that is designated as confidential or that reasonably should be understood to be confidential given the nature of the information and the circumstances of disclosure. Your Confidential Information includes Your Data; Our Confidential Information includes the Services and Content; and Confidential Information of each party includes the terms and conditions of this Agreement and all Order Forms (including pricing), as well as business and marketing plans, technology and technical information, product plans and designs, and business processes disclosed by such party. However, Confidential Information does not include any information that (i) is or becomes generally known to the public without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party, (ii) was known to the Receiving Party prior to its disclosure by the Disclosing Party without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party, (iii) is received from a third party without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party, or (iv) was independently developed by the Receiving Party.
8.2. Protection of Confidential Information. The Receiving Party will use the same degree of care that it uses to protect the confidentiality of its own confidential information of like kind (but not less than reasonable care) (i) not to use any Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party for any purpose outside the scope of this Agreement, and (ii) except as otherwise authorized by the Disclosing Party in writing, to limit access to Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party to those of its and its Affiliates’ employees and contractors who need that access for purposes consistent with this Agreement and who have signed confidentiality agreements with the Receiving Party containing protections no less stringent than those herein. Neither party will disclose the terms of this Agreement or any Order Form to any third party other than its Affiliates, legal counsel and accountants without the other party’s prior written consent, provided that a party that makes any such disclosure to its Affiliate, legal counsel or accountants will remain responsible for such Affiliate’s, legal counsel’s or accountant’s compliance with this Section 8.2.
8.3. Compelled Disclosure. The Receiving Party may disclose Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party to the extent compelled by law to do so, provided the Receiving Party gives the Disclosing Party prior notice of the compelled disclosure (to the extent legally permitted) and reasonable assistance, at the Disclosing Party’s cost, if the Disclosing Party wishes to contest the disclosure. If the Receiving Party is compelled by law to disclose the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information as part of a civil proceeding to which the Disclosing Party is a party, and the Disclosing Party is not contesting the disclosure, the Disclosing Party will reimburse the Receiving Party for its reasonable cost of compiling and providing secure access to that Confidential Information.
9. REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES AND DISCLAIMERS
9.1. Representations. Each party represents that it has validly entered into this Agreement and has the legal power to do so.
9.2. Our Warranties. We warrant that (a) this Agreement, the Order Forms and the Documentation accurately describe the applicable administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for protection of the security, confidentiality and integrity of Your Data, (b) We will not materially decrease the overall security of the Purchased Services during a subscription term, (c) the Purchased Services will perform materially in accordance with the applicable Documentation, (d) subject to Section 5.3 (Integration with Non-ApRecs Applications), We will not materially decrease the functionality of the Purchased Services during a subscription term, and (e) the Purchased Services and Content will not introduce Malicious Code into Your systems. For any breach of an above warranty, Your exclusive remedies are those described in Sections 12.3 (Termination) and 12.4 (Refund or Payment upon Termination).
9.3. Disclaimers. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, NEITHER PARTY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, AND EACH PARTY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. CONTENT AND BETA SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” EXCLUSIVE OF ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER. EACH PARTY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS FOR ANY HARM OR DAMAGES CAUSED BY ANY THIRD-PARTY HOSTING PROVIDERS.
10. MUTUAL INDEMNIFICATION
10.1. Indemnification by Us. We will defend You against any claim, demand, suit or proceeding made or brought against You by a third party arising from or relating in any way (a) alleging that the use of a Purchased Service in accordance with this Agreement infringes or misappropriates such third party’s intellectual property rights, (b) Our violation of any terms or conditions of the License, (c) Our violation of applicable laws, and (d) Our violation of any rights of another person or entity (a “Claim Against You”), and will indemnify You from any damages, attorney fees and costs finally awarded against You as a result of, or for amounts paid by You under a court-approved settlement of, a Claim Against You, provided You (a) promptly give Us written notice of the Claim Against You, (b) give Us sole control of the defense and settlement of the Claim Against You (except that We may not settle any Claim Against You unless it unconditionally releases You of all liability), and (c) give Us all reasonable assistance, at Our expense. If We receive information about an infringement or misappropriation claim related to a Service, We may in Our discretion and at no cost to You (i) modify the Service so that it no longer infringes or misappropriates, without breaching Our warranties under Section 9.2 (Our Warranties), (ii) obtain a license for Your continued use of that Service in accordance with this Agreement, or (iii) terminate Your subscriptions for that Service upon 30 days’ written notice and refund You any prepaid fees covering the remainder of the term of the terminated subscriptions. The above defense and indemnification obligations do not apply to the extent a Claim Against You arises from Content, a Non-ApRecs Application or Your breach of this Agreement.
10.2. Indemnification by You. You will defend Us against any claim, demand, suit or proceeding made or brought against Us by a third party arising from or relating in any way to (a) Your use of the Service, (b) Your violation of any terms or conditions of the License, (c) Your violation of applicable laws, (d) Your violation of any rights of another person or entity, or (e) the entry, sufficiency, adequacy, accuracy, or timeliness of content or Your Data which forms the basis for reports, analysis, authoring recommendations or work documents or records, selecting products for use on a specific crop, purchasing of agricultural chemicals or applying agricultural chemicals to specific crops or land. (f) Your Data, and or (g) Your use of any Service or Content in a manner other than intended, infringes or misappropriates such third party’s intellectual property rights or violates applicable law (a “Claim Against Us”). You will indemnify Us from any damages, attorney fees and costs finally awarded against Us as a result of, or for any amounts paid by Us under a court-approved settlement of, a Claim Against Us, provided We (a) promptly give You written notice of the Claim Against Us, (b) give You sole control of the defense and settlement of the Claim Against Us (except that You may not settle any Claim Against Us unless it unconditionally releases Us of all liability), and (c) give You all reasonable assistance, at Your expense.
In the event that You have a dispute with an advisor, manufacturer, another user, or any third party, You release Us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential), of every kind and nature arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if not known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
10.3. Exclusive Remedy. This Section 10 states the indemnifying party’s sole liability to, and the indemnified party’s exclusive remedy against, the other party for any type of claim described in this Section 10.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
11.1 Limitation of Liability. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL WE OR ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDING LABELS, MATERIALS, SERVICES OR CONTENT TO US BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS OR REVENUE OR FAILURE TO REALIZE EXPECTED SAVINGS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY AND ALL OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES ARISING FROM OR CONNECTED WITH US AND SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR USE OF SERVICES OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE SERVICES OR ACCESS DATA, EVEN IF WE HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT ANY THIRD PARTY OWNERS OF ANY LABELS, MATERIALS, SERVICES OR CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO WEATHER FORECAST, GIS MAPPING, ROTATIONAL CROP RESTRICTIONS, LOCAL PRODUCT NOTICES, DOT AND SARA TITLE III DATA, OR CHEMICAL INFORMATION, PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH OR CONTAINED WITHIN THE SERVICES ARE THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES TO THE WARRANTY AND LIABILITY LIMITATION PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THIS PARAGRAPH AS THOSE PROVISIONS RELATE TO THEIR LABELS, MATERIALS, SERVICES OR CONTENT. ANY THIRD-PARTY OWNERS OF ANY LABELS, MATERIALS, SERVICES OR CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO WEATHER FORECAST, GIS MAPPING, ROTATIONAL CROP RESTRICTIONS, LOCAL PRODUCT NOTICES, DOT AND SARA TITLE III DATA, OR CHEMICAL INFORMATION, PROVIDED OR CONTAINED ON THE AGRONOMY INFORMATION SYSTEMS ARE THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES TO THE WARRANTY AND LIABILITY LIMITATION PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT AS THOSE PROVISIONS RELATE TO THEIR LABELS, MATERIALS, SERVICES OR CONTENT. TO THE EXTENT ANY LIABILITY ARISES ON BEHALF OF US RELATED TO US OR THE SERVICES, YOU AGREES THAT YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF APRECS WILL BE $1000.00 U.S. DOLLARS. THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY DOLLAR AMOUNT HAS BEEN MUTUALLY AGREED AND ALL PARTIES AGREE TO IT’S SUFFICIENCY. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT APRECS WOULD NOT HAVE PROVIDED ACCESS TO THE SERVICE HAD SUCH AN AGREEMENT HAD NOT BEEN MADE IN ADVANCE.
11.2 DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, OR THOSE ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. SPECIFICALLY, WE MAKE NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICE, THE SERVICES, ANY DATA STORED ON THE SERVICES, YOUR ACCESS TO THE SERVICES OR ANY OF YOUR DATA, OR THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION EITHER STORED OR PROVIDED VIA THE SERVICES.
WE AND ANY THIRD PARTIES PROVIDING MATERIALS, SERVICES OR CONTENT TO THE SERVICE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THE SERVICE, THE INCLUSION OF INFORMATION IN THE SERVICE, OR THE AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS REFERENCED BY THE SERVICE, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SPECIFICALLY, WE MAKE NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OR ACCURACY OF THE SOFTWARE, THE SERVICES, ANY DATA STORED IN OUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR ACCESS TO THE SERVICE OR ANY DATA. ALL SUCH INFORMATION IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WHERE-IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO WE MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SOFTWARE USED IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED. YOUR USE OF, AND ANY RELIANCE UPON, THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CHEMICAL INGREDIENT, MRL, INDUSTRY AND OR MARKET DATA, LABELS, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, AGRONOMIC INFORMATION, GIS MAPPING, DOT DATA, CROP ROTATIONAL DATA, PEST IDENTIFICATION, WEATHER FORECAST, REPORTS, THIRD PARTY DATA AND ADVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU RETAIN ALL RESPONSIBILITY TO VERIFY THE RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE MATERIAL MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT. USERS OF THE SERVICES OR ANY REPORT GENERATED THEREFROM MUST READ AND FOLLOW THE ACTUAL AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL LABEL AFFIXED TO THE PRODUCT CONTAINER, VERIFY THE SPECIFIC GIS DATA, DOT CALCULATIONS, CROP ROTATIONAL DATA AND OTHER APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS BEFORE USE OF THE PRODUCT. THE MANUFACTURER(S) ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THEIR LABELS AND MADE AVAILABLE FOR USE IN THE SERVICE.
THE SERVICES WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS AND THE LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO ALL ASPECTS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
11.3. Exclusion of Consequential and Related Damages. IN NO EVENT WILL EITHER PARTY HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO THE OTHER PARTY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, REVENUES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, COVER OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, WHETHER AN ACTION IS IN CONTRACT OR TORT AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, EVEN IF A PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW.
12. TERM AND TERMINATION
12.1 Term of Agreement. This Agreement commences on the date You first accept it and continues until all subscriptions hereunder have expired or have been terminated.
12.2. Term of Purchased Subscriptions. The term of each subscription shall be as specified in the applicable Order Form. Except as otherwise specified in an Order Form, subscriptions will automatically renew for additional periods equal to the expiring subscription term or one year (whichever is shorter), unless either party gives the other notice of non-renewal at least 30 days before the end of the relevant subscription term. The per-unit pricing during any automatic renewal term will be the same as that during the immediately prior term unless We have given You written notice of a pricing increase at least 60 days before the end of that prior term, in which case the pricing increase will be effective upon renewal and thereafter. Any such pricing increase will not exceed 15% of the pricing for the applicable Purchased Service or Content in the immediately prior subscription term, unless the pricing in the prior term was designated in the relevant Order Form as promotional or one-time.
12.3. Termination. A party may terminate this Agreement for cause (i) upon 30 days written notice to the other party of a material breach if such breach remains uncured at the expiration of such period, or (ii) if the other party becomes the subject of a petition in bankruptcy or any other proceeding relating to insolvency, receivership, liquidation or assignment for the benefit of creditors.
12.4. Refund or Payment upon Termination. If this Agreement is terminated by You in accordance with Section 12.3 (Termination), We will refund You any prepaid fees covering the remainder of the term of all Order Forms after the effective date of termination. If this Agreement is terminated by Us in accordance with Section 12.3, You will pay any unpaid fees covering the remainder of the term of all Order Forms. In no event will termination relieve You of Your obligation to pay any fees payable to Us for the period prior to the effective date of termination.
12.5. Your Data Portability and Deletion. Upon request by You made within 30 days after the effective date of termination or expiration of this Agreement, We will make the Your Data available to You for export or download as provided in the Documentation. After that 30-day period, We will have no obligation to maintain or provide Your Data, and will thereafter delete or destroy all copies of Your Data in Our systems or otherwise in Our possession or control as provided in the Documentation, unless legally prohibited.
12.6. Surviving Provisions. The Sections titled “Fees and Payment for Purchase Services,” “Proprietary Rights and Licenses,” “Confidentiality,” “Disclaimers,” “Mutual Indemnification,” “Limitation of Liability,” “Refund or Payment upon Termination,” “Portability and Deletion of Your Data,” “Who You Are Contracting With, Notices, Governing Law and Jurisdiction,” and “General Provisions” will survive any termination or expiration if this Agreement.
13. WHO YOU ARE CONTRACTING WITH, NOTICES, GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
13.1. General. Who You are contracting with under this Agreement, who You should direct notices to under this Agreement, what law will apply in any lawsuit arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, and which courts have jurisdiction over any such lawsuit, depend on where You are domiciled.
You are contracting with: Centricity, LLC
Notices should be addressed to: 1250 N Wenatchee Avenue, H250, Wenatchee, WA 98801 / 1-888-610-4230 (fax)
The governing law is: States Federal Law
The courts having exclusive jurisdiction are: Chelan County, WA, U.S.A
13.2. Manner of Giving Notice. Except as otherwise specified in this Agreement, all notices, permissions and approvals hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given upon: (i) personal delivery, (ii) the second business day after mailing, (iii) the second business day after sending by confirmed facsimile, or (iv) the first business day after sending by email (provided email shall not be sufficient for notices of termination or an indemnifiable claim). Billing-related notices to You shall be addressed to the relevant billing contact designated by You. All other notices to You shall be addressed to the relevant Services system administrator designated by You.
13.3. Agreement to Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Forum. All disputes arising under from Your use of or interaction with the Services shall be governed by Washington State law and settled by binding arbitration under the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association, in Chelan County, Washington, by a single arbitrator selected in accordance with such rules. In any such arbitration proceeding, each party shall initially bear all of its own costs and share joint costs such as the cost of an arbitrator; upon resolution, the losing party shall pay the other party all costs incurred by the other party for the arbitration, including reasonable attorneys’ fees.
14. GENERAL PROVISIONS
14.1. Export Compliance. The Services, Content, other technology We make available, and derivatives thereof may be subject to export laws and regulations of the United States and other jurisdictions. Each party represents that it is not named on any U.S. government denied-party list. You shall not permit Users to access or use any Service or Content in a U.S.-embargoed country (currently Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria) or in violation of any U.S. export law or regulation.
14.2. Anti-Corruption. You have not received or been offered any illegal or improper bribe, kickback, payment, gift, or thing of value from any of Our employees or agents in connection with this Agreement. Reasonable gifts and entertainment provided in the ordinary course of business do not violate the above restriction. If You learn of any violation of the above restriction, You will use reasonable efforts to promptly notify Our Legal Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
14.3 Entire Agreement and Order of Precedence. This Agreement is the entire agreement between You and Us regarding Your use of Services and Content and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, proposals or representations, written or oral, concerning its subject matter. No modification, amendment, or waiver of any provision of this Agreement will be effective unless in writing and signed by the party against whom the modification, amendment or waiver is to be asserted. The parties agree that any term or condition stated in Your purchase order or in any other of Your order documentation (excluding Order Forms) is void. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency among the following documents, the order of precedence shall be: (1) the applicable Order Form, (2) this Agreement, and (3) the Documentation.
14.4 Statute of Limitations. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service, or this User Agreement or the License, must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
14.5. Assignment. Neither party may assign any of its rights or obligations hereunder, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without the other party’s prior written consent (not to be unreasonably withheld); provided, however, either party may assign this Agreement in its entirety (including all Order Forms), without the other party’s consent to its Affiliate or in connection with a merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization, or sale of all or substantially all of its assets. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a party acquires an interest in, is acquired by, sells substantially all of its assets to, or undergoes a change of control in favor of, a direct competitor of the other party, then such other party may terminate this Agreement upon written notice. In the event of such a termination, We will refund to You any prepaid fees covering the remainder of the term of all subscriptions. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their respective successors and permitted assigns.
14.6. Relationship of the Parties. The parties are independent contractors. This Agreement does not create a partnership, franchise, joint venture, agency, fiduciary or employment relationship between the parties.
14.7. Third-Party Beneficiaries. Our Content licensors shall have the benefit of Our rights and protections hereunder with respect to the applicable Content. There are no other third-party beneficiaries under this Agreement.
14.8. Waiver. No failure or delay by either party in exercising any right under this Agreement will constitute a waiver of that right or provision, nor shall any single or partial exercise of a right preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege. The rights and remedies shall be cumulative and not exclusive of any rights or remedies provided by law.
14.9. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, , the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the remaining provisions of this Agreement will remain in effect.
Effective 1/1/15. Published 12/5/14.