1. Definitions. The following definitions (and additional definitions provided below) will apply:
1.1. “Customer” means the legal entity or individual that enters into this Agreement as described on the Signature Page.
1.2. “Customer Data” means data, information or material provided or submitted by Customer or any User to Vendor in the course of utilizing the Service.
1.3. “Customer Representative” means the Users designated by Customer as authorized to create User accounts, administer Customer’s use of the Service and otherwise represent Customer for the purpose of this Agreement.
1.4. “Service” means Vendor’s online service
1.5. “User” means one of Customer’s employees, representatives, consultants, contractors or agents and other persons expressly permitted by Customer in connection with Customer’s business affairs who are authorized to use the Service and have been supplied User identifications and passwords by Customer (or by Vendor at Customer’s request).
1.6. “Site” means an arm’s length entity residing at a separate location.
1.7. “Vendor Content” means Vendor-supplied text, audio, video, graphics and other information and data available by means of the Service.
1. Appropriate Use of the Service
I. While Users may be any persons that Customer authorizes to use the Service for its business, including, but not limited to, Customer’s employees and contractors, Customer may not sublicense, resell or supply the Service for use in or for the benefit of any other organization, entity, business, or enterprise without Vendor’s prior written consent.
II. Customer agrees not to submit to the Service any material that is illegal, misleading, defamatory, indecent or obscene, in poor taste, threatening, infringing of any third party proprietary rights, invasive of personal privacy, or otherwise objectionable (collectively “Objectionable Matter”). Customer will be responsible to ensure that its Users do not submit any Objectionable Matter. In addition, Vendor may, at its option, adopt rules for permitted and appropriate use and may update them from time to time on the Vendor web site; Customer and Customer’s Users will be bound by any such rules. Vendor reserves the right to remove any Customer Data that constitutes Objectionable Matter or violates any Vendor rules regarding appropriate use, but is not obligated to do so. Customer and Customer’s Users will comply with all applicable laws regarding Customer Data, use of the Service and the Vendor Content, including laws involving private data and any applicable export controls. Vendor reserves the right to terminate this Agreement for cause in case the Customer materially breaches the provisions of this Section.
III. Vendor reserves the right to suspend or terminate immediately any Customer or User account or activity that is disrupting or causing harm to Vendor’s computers, systems or infrastructure or to other parties, or is in violation of provincial or federal laws regarding “spam,” including, without limitation, the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL). Any such spamming activity by Customer will be a material breach of this Agreement.
2. Passwords and Access
Customer is responsible for all activities that occur under Customer’s User accounts. Customer is responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of all User usernames and passwords. Customer agrees to notify Vendor immediately of any unauthorized use of any Service username or password or account or any other known or suspected breach of security.
3. Customer Data
I. All Customer Data submitted by Customer to Vendor, whether posted by Customer or by Users, will remain the sole property of Customer or such Users to the full extent provided by law.
II. Customer will have sole responsibility for the accuracy, quality, integrity, legality, reliability, appropriateness of and copyright permissions for all Customer Data. Vendor will not use the Customer Data for any purpose other than to provide the Service to Customer and for statistical reporting purposes. Vendor may aggregate anonymous statistical data regarding use and functioning of its system by its various Users. Such aggregated statistical data will be the sole property of Vendor.
III. Vendor will use commercially reasonable security measures to protect Customer Data against unauthorized disclosure or use.
4. Limited License to Customer Data
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Customer grants to Vendor a non-exclusive license to use, copy, store, transmit and display Customer Data to the extent reasonably necessary to provide and maintain the Service.
5. Vendor’s Ownership
Vendor and its suppliers retain all rights in the Service and Vendor Content. This Agreement grants no ownership rights to Customer. No license is granted to Customer except as to use of the Service as expressly stated herein. The Vendor name, the Vendor logo, and the product names associated with the Service are trademarks of Vendor or third parties, and they may not be used without Vendor’s prior written consent.
6. Restrictions on Use of the Service
Customer and/or User may not alter, resell or sublicense the Service or provide it as a service bureau. Customer and/or User agrees not to reverse engineer the Service or its software or other technology. Customer and/or User will not use or access the Service to: (i) build a competitive product or service, (ii) make or have made a product using similar ideas, features, functions or graphics of the Service, (iii) make derivative works based upon the Service or the Vendor Content or (iv) copy any features, functions or graphics of the Service or the Vendor Content. Customer and/or User will not “frame” or “mirror” the Service. Use, resale or exploitation of the Service and/or the Vendor Content except as expressly permitted in this Agreement is prohibited.