EZLease Subscription Agreement
Effective 2023 December 15
THIS SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT GOVERNS THE CUSTOMER’S SUBSCRIPTION TO EZLEASE. CUSTOMER WILL REQUEST A SUBSCRIPTION PURSUANT TO AN ORDER FORM. UPON ACCEPTANCE, EACH ORDER FORM, TOGETHER WITH THIS SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT AND ALL APPLICABLE POLICIES AND SUPPLEMENTS, CONSTITUTE A SEPARATE AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) BETWEEN THE EZLEASE ENTITY THAT IS THE COUNTERPARTY TO THE ORDER FORM (“EZLEASE”), AND THE CUSTOMER ENTITY ON THE ORDER FORM (“CUSTOMER”). EACH OF EZLEASE AND CUSTOMER ARE A “PARTY” AND COLLECTIVELY THE “PARTIES”.
CUSTOMER AGREES TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE AGREEMENT (INCLUDING ALL APPLICABLE POLICIES AND SUPPLEMENTS). THE INDIVIDUAL SIGNING FOR CUSTOMER REPRESENTS THAT HE/SHE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO BIND CUSTOMER TO THE AGREEMENT. THE AGREEMENT SETS FORTH THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT AND UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE PARTIES WITH RESPECT TO ITS SUBJECT MATTER AND, EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED HEREIN, SUPERSEDES AND MERGES ALL PRIOR ORAL AND WRITTEN AGREEMENTS, DISCUSSIONS AND UNDERSTANDINGS BETWEEN THE PARTIES WITH RESPECT TO ITS SUBJECT MATTER, AND NEITHER OF THE PARTIES WILL BE BOUND BY ANY CONDITIONS, INDUCEMENTS OR REPRESENTATIONS OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR HEREIN. ANY PURCHASE ORDER ISSUED BY CUSTOMER IS MERELY FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE CONVENIENCE OF CUSTOMER AND EZLEASE WILL NOT BE BOUND BY ANY TERMS, CONDITIONS OR OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE PURCHASE ORDER
Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in the Agreement have the meanings set forth below:
1.1 “Affiliate” means any entity which, at the time the determination is required, directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with a Party. “Control” for purposes of this definition, means direct or indirect ownership of more than fifty (50) percent of the voting interests of the subject entity.
1.2 “Authorized User” means individuals who are authorized by Customer to use the Subscription Services and who have been supplied user identifications and passwords by Customer (or by EZLease at Customer’s request). Authorized Users may include but are not limited to Customer and Customer’s Affiliates’ employees, consultants, contractors and agents, and third parties with which Customer transacts business.
1.3 “Business Day” means any day (other than a Saturday or Sunday) on which the banks are ordinarily open for business in the jurisdiction corresponding to the location of the EZLease entity that is a signatory to the Order Form.
1.4 “Confidential Information” means all written or oral information, disclosed by a Party to the other Party, that has been identified as confidential or that by the nature of the circumstances surrounding disclosure ought reasonably to be treated as confidential. Without limiting the foregoing, the Subscription Services and Service Documentation are deemed the Confidential Information of EZLease.
1.5 “Contract Year” means each twelve (12) month period during a Subscription Term. A Contract Year commences on the Contract Start Date and, if the Subscription Term is longer than a single twelve (12) month period, each anniversary thereof during the Subscription Term.
1.6 “Customer Content” means the data, media, content and Confidential Information of Customer that is provided by Customer to EZLease through Customer’s use of the Subscription Services.
1.7 “Customer Personal Information” means all Personal Information that Customer provides or makes available to EZLease or that EZLease otherwise processes on Customer’s behalf, in each case, in connection with the provision of, or as a part of, the Subscription Services at any time during the Subscription Term.
1.8 “Lease” means either a free-standing lease agreement or a master lease agreement schedule, appendix, exhibit, or addition that describes the discrete financing terms and other terms of a leasing transaction applicable to one or more identified assets. A Lease includes inactive leasing master lease agreements and schedules until deleted by Customer from EZLease applications.
1.9 “Order Form” means one or more ordering documents, whether in electronic or physical format and regardless of the manner of delivery and acceptance, in the form provided by EZLease for the purchase of Subscription and/or Professional Services that reference this Subscription Agreement. A purchase order issued by Customer is not considered an ordering document.
1.10 “Personal Information” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular individual.
1.11 “Professional Services” means the services to be performed by EZLease pursuant to an Order Form.
1.12 “Refundable Prepaid Fees” means, in the event of termination of an Agreement any prepaid fees attributable to the post termination period, which will be calculated as (i) the number of post termination whole months remaining in the pre-paid period divided by the number of months originally in the pre-paid period, multiplied by (ii) the total prepaid fees.
1.13 “Service Descriptions” means the data sheets that contain the description of the features, functions, and use restrictions for the Subscription Services as set for or incorporated into the Order Form, which are also available at EZLease Service Descriptions.
1.14 “Service Documentation” means the Service User documentation regarding use of the Subscription Services, including, but not limited to, user instructions and training materials delivered or made available by EZLease to Authorized Users., in each case: (a) are referenced in the Agreement or an Order Form or otherwise made available at EZLease Service Documentation and (b) as may be updated from time to time.
1.15 “Subscription Services” means (a) the products and the cloud-based services ordered by Customer on the applicable Order Form as such services are further described in the Service Descriptions and policies applicable to a particular product or cloud-based service.
1.16 “Subscription Term” means the period of time set forth on the applicable Order Form for use of the Subscription Services, which period commences as of the Contract Start Date on the applicable Order Form and ends as of the Contract End Date on the applicable Order Form.
1.17 “Support Services” means the standard support services offered by EZLease for the Subscription Services at EZLease Service Descriptions.
2. ACCESS AND USE
2.1 Provision of Access. Subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Agreement, including Customer’s compliance with the Service Documentation, EZLease hereby grants to Customer a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable right to access the features and functions of the Subscription Services, during the Subscription Term, solely for use by Authorized Users in accordance with the Agreement. Without limitation of the foregoing, unless expressly authorized in an Order Form, the Subscribed Services are for the sole purpose of supporting Customer’s internal business operations.
For Trial Use: New customers are permitted to access and use the Free Trial Software (“Free Trial Services”) only for internal demonstration, testing or evaluation purposes and only for the limited period not to exceed 15 days.
For “Essential” Plan Use: New customers are permitted to access and use the Subscription Services (“Essential Plan Services”) for no more than five (5) leases and by no more than two (2) named users. The Essential Plan Subscription Services do not include Support Services.
2.2 Service Documentation. Subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Agreement, EZLease hereby grants to Customer a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable right to use the Service Documentation, during the Subscription Term, solely for Customer’s internal purposes in connection with its use of the Subscription Services as contemplated herein.
2.3 Availability. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement, EZLease will use commercially reasonable efforts to make the Subscription Services available in accordance with the Order Form.
2.4 Professional Services. All Professional Services are provided remotely. If Customer is purchasing Professional Services, such Professional Services will be as set forth in the relevant Order Form that describes, as applicable, the scope of the Professional Services, a schedule for performance, and the applicable Fees and expenses (“Statement of Work”).
2.5 Subscription Services Updates. From time to time during the Subscription Term, EZLease may make updates to any of the Subscription Services, including by modifying or removing one or more of the features or functions of the Subscription Services. EZLease will make such updates to the Subscription Services available to Customer at the same time that any such updates are made generally available to other EZLease customers. If (a) EZLease removes generally available functionality without providing substantially comparable successor functionality at no additional charge to Customer, (b) the removal of such functionality has a material and adverse effect on Customer’s use of the Subscription Services, and (c) an officer of Customer certifies in writing to EZLease that the removal of such functionality has a material and adverse impact on Customer’s use of the Subscription Services and the successor functionality, if any, does not address such impact, then EZLease may elect to (x) provide the Subscription Services to Customer without such removal, or (y) provide Customer with 120 days for Customer to elect in writing whether to terminate the affected Subscription Service prior to the end of the Subscription Term without any liability to Customer as a result of such termination other than to pay EZLease for the Subscription Service provided prior to the effective date of termination. If such election to terminate is not made, Customer will have accepted the removal.
2.6 Usage Caps. An Order Form may provide that the Subscription is for a maximum number of Leases (each a “Cap”). EZLease may implement procedures to assure that the Cap is not exceeded. These procedures may include prohibiting Customer’s addition of Leases or assets to Client Content until the Order Form is modified to increase the Cap and incremental fees for such increase are paid. EZLease’s failure to implement such restrictions is not a waiver of any Cap. Customer must not manipulate schedule IDs in order to distort the Lease count.
2.6 Right to Confirm Compliance with Subscription. EZLease has the right to monitor and evaluate Customer’s use of the Subscription Services or any features and functions thereof as necessary for EZLease to confirm Customer’s compliance with the Subscription granted to Customer in an Order Form including a Cap. Such right includes the right to run reports based on the Customer Content.
3. CUSTOMER OBLIGATIONS
3.1 Customer’s Account. Customer is responsible for granting user credentials to Authorized Users for access to the Subscription Services. Customer acknowledges and agrees that, as between Customer and EZLease, Customer will be responsible for all acts and omissions of Authorized Users and any other persons using Customer’s account or user credentials. Customer is responsible for making all Authorized Users aware of the provisions of the Agreement as applicable to such Authorized User’s use of the Subscription Service and will be responsible for their compliance with all such provisions. Customer must comply, and must ensure that all Authorized Users comply, with all applicable laws and regulations as well as the EZLease Acceptable Use Policy. Customer is prohibited from any usage of the Subscription Services in a manner that circumvents the Subscription Terms, including without limitation restrictions on the authorized number of Leases.
3.2 Customer Access. Customer is responsible for procuring (and the associated costs) of all hardware, software, connectivity, bandwidth and other technologies and services required for Customer and Authorized Users to access the Subscription Services. Customer also will bear all expenses incurred by Customer in performance of its obligations under the Agreement.
3.3 Assistance to EZLease. Customer will provide, at its own expense, assistance, and cooperation to EZLease, as may be reasonably necessary to enable EZLease to perform its obligations under this Agreement, including, without limitation, any obligations with respect to Support Services.
4. FEES AND EXPENSES; PAYMENTS
4.1 Fees. Customer will pay all fees specified in Order Forms (the “Fees”). Except as otherwise specified herein or in an Order Form, (a) fees are based on Subscription Services (“Subscription Fees”) purchased and not actual usage, (b) payment obligations are non-cancelable and Fees paid are non-refundable, and (c) quantities purchased cannot be decreased during the relevant Subscription Term. Unless otherwise provided in the Order Form, all Subscription Fees are due in advance of each Contract Year and must be paid within thirty (30) calendar days after the date of invoice issued by EZLease. All other Fees are due thirty (30) calendar days after the date of EZLease invoice. Unless otherwise set forth in an Order Form, each deliverable shall be deemed delivered and accepted upon its delivery. If any Fees are overdue by more than five (5) Business Days, in addition to any other rights and remedies (including, without limitation, the termination rights set forth in this Agreement), EZLEASE reserves the right to suspend all Services without EZLease liability, until such account is paid in full. Customer remains responsible for any and all payments due and payable during any such suspension period. Customer agrees that, if EZLease incurs any legal fees, costs, and/or expenses to enforce any rights arising out of or relating to this Agreement including, without limitation, Customer’s obligation to pay Fees and other amounts under this Agreement, Customer will be responsible for and must promptly reimburse EZLease for all reasonable attorneys’ fees, expenses, and costs related to or arising therefrom.
4.2 Taxes. Customer is responsible for any applicable sales, use, excise, value-added, or similar taxes, levies, or duties payable with respect to Customer’s order of Subscription Services assessable by any local, state, provincial, federal, or foreign jurisdiction. If EZLease has the legal obligation to pay or collect taxes for which Customer is responsible under this section, EZLease will invoice Customer and Customer will pay that amount unless Customer provides EZLease with a valid tax exemption certificate authorized by the appropriate taxing authority. Unless expressly specified otherwise in an Order Form, all fees, rates, and estimates exclude such taxes, levies, and duties. EZLease is solely responsible for taxes based upon EZLease’ s net income, assets, payroll, property, and employees.
5. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
5.1 Retained Rights; Ownership. As between the Parties and subject to the rights granted in the Agreement, EZLease and its licensors retain all right, title and interest in and to the Subscription Services and its components, and Customer acknowledges that it neither owns nor acquires any additional rights in and to the foregoing not expressly granted by the Agreement. As between the Parties, EZLease acknowledges and agrees that Customer retains all right, title, and interest in and to all Customer Content and all information, data, or files derived or generated from such Customer Content through use of the Subscription Services.
5.2 Exchange of Confidential Information. The Parties acknowledge that during the performance of the Agreement, each Party will have access to certain of the other Party’s Confidential Information or Confidential Information of third parties that the disclosing Party is required to maintain as confidential. Both Parties agree that all items of Confidential Information are proprietary to the disclosing Party or such third party, as applicable, and will remain the sole property of the disclosing Party or such third party.
5.3 Mutual Confidentiality Obligations. Each Party agrees as follows: (a) to use Confidential Information disclosed by the other Party only for the purposes described in the Agreement; (b) the receiving Party must restrict access to or transfer of the Confidential Information disclosed by the other Party to its or its Affiliate’s personnel, agents, subcontractors and sub-processors (including service providers and infrastructure vendors used to provide the Subscription Services) , and/or consultants, if any (“Representatives”), who have a need to have access or receipt and who are subject to obligations of confidentiality and non-disclosure protecting the Confidential Information of the disclosing Party that are no less stringent than those set forth in the Agreement; and (c) to return or destroy, pursuant to Section 9, all Confidential Information disclosed by the other Party that is in its or its Representatives possession upon termination or expiration of the Subscription Term.
5.4 Confidentiality Exceptions. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the provisions of Sections 5.2 and 5.3 will not apply to Confidential Information that (a) is publicly available or in the public domain at the time disclosed; (b) is or becomes publicly available or enters the public domain through no fault of the recipient; (c) is rightfully communicated to the recipient by persons not bound by confidentiality obligations with respect thereto; (d) is already in the recipient’s possession free of any confidentiality obligations with respect thereto at the time of disclosure; (e) is independently developed by the recipient without reliance upon Confidential Information of the disclosing Party; or (f) is approved for release or disclosure by the disclosing Party without restriction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each Party may disclose Confidential Information to the limited extent required (x) in order to comply with the order of a court or other governmental body, or as otherwise necessary to comply with applicable law, provided that the Party making the disclosure pursuant to the order must first have given written notice to the other Party and made a reasonable effort to obtain a protective order; or (y) to establish a Party’s rights under the Agreement, including to make such court filings as it may be required to do.
5.5 Data Protection. EZLease and its Representatives will only process Customer Personal Information for the purposes of providing the Subscription Services and will maintain appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for the protection of the security, confidentiality and integrity of Customer Personal Information, as described in the EZLease Legal web page. Those safeguards will include but will not be limited to, measures designed to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of Customer Personal Information (other than by Customer or Authorized Users). EZLease (a) will not retain, use, or disclose (including outside of the direct business relationship between EZLease and Customer) Customer Personal Information other than for the purpose of providing the Subscription Services; and (b) will not sell, rent, or receive consideration for the transfer of such Customer Personal Information to any third party. For clarity, EZLEASE may give access to and transfer Customer Personal Information to EZLease’ Affiliates and other service providers in connection with such entities providing services to EZLease and as necessary for EZLease to provide Services as initiated by Customer. EZ LEASE may permit such service providers to process Customer Personal Information as necessary for EZLease to provide the Subscription Services to Customer subject to compliance with EZLease’s privacy and confidentiality obligations under this Agreement.
5.6 Feedback Customer hereby does and will irrevocably assign to EZLease all evaluations, ideas, feedback, and suggestions made by Customer to EZLease regarding the Subscription Services and all intellectual property rights therein.
6. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
6.1 Mutual. Each Party represents that it has validly entered into this Agreement and has the legal power to do so.
6.2 EZLease Warranty. If within 30 days of granting access to EZLease, EZLease does not substantially perform as described in the EZLease Service Descriptions and EZLease is unable to furnish a cure for the deficiency, Customer may cancel the subscription. Customer will not otherwise be entitled to cancel the subscription or receive any refund of amounts paid to EZLease except in the event of an EZLease breach and failure to cure within the prescribed time period as provided in this Agreement. NOTWITHSTANDING THE ABOVE, ALL FREE TRIAL SERVICES, ESSENTIAL PLAN SERVICES AND OTHER UNPAID SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT SUPPORT OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
6.3 Professional Services Warranty. Any warranty provided for Professional Services is as stated in the Order Form.
6.4 Customer. Customer represents and warrants to EZLease that Customer owns or has acquired, and will maintain all necessary rights, power, and authority to provide to EZLease and its Representatives and authorize them to use, in accordance with this Agreement, all of the Customer Content.
7. DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
7.1 Disclaimer. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY REPRESENTED OR WARRANTED IN AN ORDER FORM, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES, THE SERVICE DOCUMENTATION, AND ALL OTHER SERVICES PERFORMED BY EZLEASE, ITS REPRESENTATIVES, LICENSORS, OR VENDORS (“PROVIDERS”) ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND EZLEASE AND ITS PROVIDERS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL OTHER PROMISES, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF OR NON-INTERFERENCE WITH ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND/OR DATA ACCURACY. EZLEASE, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS, DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES, INCLUDING THE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES OR ANY OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED BY EZLEASE WILL MEET CUSTOMER’S REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT ALL ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. EZLEASE AND ITS PROVIDERS DISCLAIM ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT CUSTOMER’S USE OF THE SERVICES WILL SATISFY OR ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH ANY LEGAL OBLIGATIONS OR LAWS OR REGULATIONS. THE PARTIES ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT EZLEASE IS NOT OBLIGATED TO OBTAIN ANY REGULATORY APPROVALS THAT MAY BE NECESSARY UNDER THE AGREEMENT. NO WARRANTY CLAIMS OR ANY OTHER CLAIMS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT ARE ASSIGNABLE BY CUSTOMER.
7.2 Exclusions of Remedies; Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT WILL EZLEASE OR ITS LICENSORS AND PROVIDERS BE LIABLE TO CUSTOMER FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF THE NATURE OF THE CLAIM, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, COSTS OF DELAY, ANY FAILURE OF DELIVERY, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, COSTS OF LOST OR DAMAGED DATA OR DOCUMENTATION, OR LIABILITIES TO THIRD PARTIES ARISING FROM ANY SOURCE, EVEN IF EZLEASE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE CUMULATIVE LIABILITY OF EZLEASE TO CUSTOMER FOR ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE AGREEMENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY CAUSE OF ACTION SOUNDING IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR STRICT LIABILITY, WILL NOT EXCEED (A) WITH RESPECT TO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF ALL FEES PAID BY CUSTOMER FOR THAT PORTION OF THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES THAT ARE THE BASIS FOR THE CLAIM; AND (B) WITH RESPECT TO THE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES, THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF ALL FEES PAID BY CUSTOMER TO EZLEASE FOR THE AFFECTED SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE DURING THE CONTRACT YEAR IN WHICH THE LIABILITY AROSE. WITH RESPECT TO ALL ESSENTIAL PLAN SERVICES, ANY FREE TRIAL SERVICES AND ANY OTHER UNPAID SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES, IN NO EVENT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL EZLEASE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, OF WHATEVER NATURE, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO, THE USE OF THE ESSENTIAL PLAN SERVICES, THE FREE TRIAL SERVICES OR ANY OTHER UNPAID SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES. EXCEPT FOR THE SPECIFIC REMEDIES PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING THE RIGHT OF TERMINATION, THIS SECTION 7 SETS FORTH THE ENTIRE LIABILITY OF EZLEASE AND ITS PROVIDERS AND CUSTOMER’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES AND THEIR USE.
7.3 Essential Basis of the Agreement. Customer acknowledges and understands that the disclaimers, exclusions, and limitations of liability set forth in this Section 7 form an essential basis of the agreement between the Parties, that the Parties have relied upon such disclaimers, exclusions and limitations of liability in negotiating the terms and conditions in the Agreement, and that absent such disclaimers, exclusions and limitations of liability, the terms and conditions of the Agreement would be substantially different.
8.1 Indemnification of Customer. EZLease agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Customer harmless from and against any and all losses, liabilities, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) or damages resulting from any claim by any third party that the Subscription Services and/or the Service Documentation infringes or misappropriates, under the laws of those jurisdictions from which EZLease provides the Services, such third party’s copyrights or trade secret rights, provided that Customer promptly notifies EZLease in writing of the claim, cooperates with EZLease, and allows EZLease sole authority to control the defense and settlement of such claim. If such a claim is made or appears likely to occur, Customer agrees to permit EZLease, at EZLease’ s sole discretion, to enable it to continue to use the Subscription Services or the Service Documentation, as applicable, or to modify or replace any such infringing material to make it non-infringing, or to obtain rights to continue use. If EZLease determines that none of these alternatives is reasonably available, Customer must, upon written request from EZLease, cease use of, and, if applicable, return, such materials as are the subject of the claim. This Section 8.1 will not apply to the extent that the alleged claim arises from (a) modification of any of the Subscription Services by Customer, (b) combination, operation or use of any of the Subscription Services with other software, hardware, content, data or technology not provided by EZLease, (c) use of a superseded or altered release of any of the Subscription Services, if such infringement would have been avoided by the use of a then-current release of the Subscription Services, as applicable, and if such then-current release has been made available to Customer, or (d) any Customer Content (any of the foregoing circumstances under clauses (a), (b), (c), or (d) a “Customer Indemnity Responsibility”. THIS SECTION STATES EZLEASE’s ENTIRE OBLIGATION AND LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIM OF INFRINGEMENT OR MISAPPROPRIATION.
9. TERM AND TERMINATION
9.1 Term. Customer is bound by the terms of the Order Form upon Customer’s submission of the Order Form to EZLease. EZLease will invoice and require payment for the initial annual Subscription Fee from the date of Order Form submission. The term of the Subscription (“Subscription Term”) will be stated in the Order Form. If the Order Form is silent and unless earlier terminated, Customer’s initial, annual term will end twelve (12) months after the “Effective Date” stated in the Order Form or, if earlier, the date Customer receives product keys. The Order Form will automatically renew for consecutive twelve (12) month terms unless either party provides written notice to the other of its intention not to renew at least thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the then- current term. EZLease will invoice Customer for the renewal term up to thirty (30) days prior to the renewal date and payment is due on the renewal date. All applicable fees for such renewals will be at EZLease’s then-current rates. If the Agreement is not renewed, access to EZLease will terminate at the end of the then- current Subscription Term. Subscriptions for any add-ons subscribed by a Customer after an Order Form start date will be co-terminus with the Order Form then in effect.
For trial use: The “Subscription Term” for Free Trial Services use starts on the date Customer receives access to EZLease Free Trial instance and ends on the earlier to occur of: (1) 15 days later or (2) the date Customer purchases a paid subscription for EZLease. Because the trial version of EZLease is not to be used for production purposes, all data in the EZLease Free Trial instance will be deleted upon termination of the Free Trial Subscription Term. This provision is without limitation of the right of EZLease to unilaterally modify the terms of any Free Trial Services subscription as provided under Section 10.3.
For Essential Plan Services use: The “Subscription Term” for Essential Plan Services use starts when the EZLease Essential Plan instance is created and will automatically terminate on the earlier of: (1) failure to log-in to Subscription Services for 90-days from the date the instance is created or (2) failure to actively use the Subscription Services for 180 days or (3) the date Customer converts to a paid subscription for EZLease. All data in the EZLease Essential Plan instance will be deleted without notice upon expiration of the Essential Plan Services Subscription Term. This provision is without limitation of the right of EZLease to unilaterally modify the terms of any Essential Plan Services Subscription as provided under Section 10.3.
9.2 Termination for Breach. Either Party may, at its option, terminate the Agreement in the event of a material breach by the other Party, provided such Party has provided written notice to the other Party specifically identifying the breach or breaches on which such notice of termination is based. The other Party will have a right to cure such breach or breaches within thirty (30) days of receipt of such notice, and the Agreement will terminate in the event that such cure is not made within such period. For purposes of clarity, Customer’s non-payment of Fees validly due and payable under the Agreement will be deemed a material breach. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for the Essential Plan Services, or the Free Trial Services or any other unpaid subscription services, upon EZLease’s determination that the Customer is in breach of the Agreement, EZLease may, at is option and without prior notice, suspend or terminate the Subscription Services.
9.3 Termination Upon Bankruptcy or Insolvency. Either Party may, at its option, terminate the Agreement immediately upon written notice to the other Party, in the event (a) that the other Party becomes insolvent or unable to pay its debts when due; (b) the other Party files a petition in bankruptcy, reorganization or similar proceeding, or, if filed against, such petition is not removed within ninety (90) days after such filing; (c) the other Party discontinues it business; or (d) a receiver is appointed or there is an assignment for the benefit of such other Party’s creditors.
9.4 Effect of Termination on Customer. Upon any termination of the Agreement, (a) Customer must discontinue immediately all use of the Subscription Services, the Service Documentation, and any EZLease Confidential Information; (b) Customer will delete or destroy any of the EZLease Confidential Information in its possession, including deletion from computer storage or any other media including, but not limited to, online and off-line libraries; and (c) Customer promptly must pay to EZLease all amounts due to EZLease under the Order Form for the terminated Subscription Services.
9.5 Effect of Termination on EZLease. If the Agreement was not terminated for Customer’s breach, promptly following Customer’s written request, EZLease will make available to Customer, at no charge, a downloadable comma separated value file of Customer Content provided such request is received by EZLease no later than thirty (30) days following termination of the Agreement. If the Agreement was terminated for Customer’s breach, EZLease will not be required to retain the Customer Content beyond the termination date and EZLease may delete such Customer Content without further notice to Customer. In all events, after thirty (30) days from the termination date or promptly following Customer’s earlier written instruction, EZLease will delete Customer Content from its systems except, that EZLease may retain copies for archival and compliance purposes.
9.6 Survival. Those provisions of the Agreement that by their nature or their terms survive termination or expiration of the Agreement will so survive including but not limited to Sections 5 (Proprietary Rights), 7 (Disclaimers, Exclusions, and Limitations of Liability), 8 (Indemnification), 9.4 (Effect of Termination), 9.6 (Survival), and 10 (Miscellaneous).
10.1 Independent Contractors. In making and performing the Agreement, Customer and EZLease act and will act at all times as independent contractors, and, except as expressly set forth herein, nothing contained in the Agreement will be construed or implied to create an agency, partnership or employer and employee relationship between them. Except as expressly set forth herein, at no time will either Party make commitments or incur any charges or expenses for, or in the name of, the other Party.
10.2 Notices. All notices to be given in connection with the Agreement will be given in writing in English and will be delivered by electronic mail as follows: if to Customer under a paid Subscription, to the email address set forth on the Order Form or online through a notification within the Customer’s account. Notices to Customer under an unpaid Subscription, including, without limitation, Essential Plan Subscriptions and Free Trial Subscriptions, will be provided only through the website or otherwise online through a notification within the Customer account. If to EZLease, all notices must be given via email to legal@EZLease.com. Email notices will be deemed delivered if sent between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the Business Days on which the intended recipient regularly operates its business in the applicable country of the intended recipient and if not sent during such hours, then during such hours of the next applicable Business Day. If the sender receives a notice that the message was not received by the intended recipient or that the email box is no longer operational and the sender has used reasonable efforts to resend the message, then the notice may be delivered by commercial overnight courier, provided that a receipt confirming delivery is provided by the courier, and such notice is sent as follows: If to Customer, the address of Customer on the Order Form and if to EZLease, to EZLease, LLC, 10740 Parkridge Blvd., Suite 701, Reston, VA 20191. Online notifications will be deemed to be given (1) if through the Customer’s account, the earlier of the Customer’s login to the account or 5 business days after the posting; and (2) if through the website, 10 business days after the posting.
10.3 Amendments; Modifications. The Agreement may not be amended or modified except in a writing duly executed by authorized representatives of both Parties; provided that for all unpaid Subscriptions, including, without limitation, Essential Plan Subscriptions and Free Trial Subscriptions, EZLease reserves the right to modify, amend, or change the terms and conditions of the subscription, including, without limitation, this Agreement at any time upon 30 days prior notice to Customer. Any access to or use of the EZLease application after such notice period will constitute Customer’s acceptance of the modified terms.
10.4 Assignment. Neither Party may assign any of its rights under the Agreement without the express, prior written consent of the other Party, and, absent such consent, any attempted assignment will be null, void and of no effect. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either Party may assign the Agreement, without consent, in connection with a merger, sale, transfer or other disposition of all or substantially all of its stock or assets.
10.5 No Third Party Beneficiaries. The Parties acknowledge that the covenants set forth in the Agreement are intended solely for the benefit of the Parties, their successors and permitted assigns. Nothing herein, whether express or implied, will confer upon any person or entity, other than the Parties, their successors and permitted assigns, any legal or equitable right whatsoever to enforce any provision of the Agreement.
10.6 Severability. If any provision of the Agreement is invalid or unenforceable for any reason in any jurisdiction, such provision will be construed to have been adjusted to the minimum extent necessary to cure such invalidity or unenforceability. The invalidity or unenforceability of one or more of the provisions contained in the Agreement will not have the effect of rendering any such provision invalid or unenforceable in any other case, circumstance, or jurisdiction, or of rendering any other provisions of the Agreement invalid or unenforceable whatsoever.
10.7 Waiver. No waiver under the Agreement will be valid or binding unless set forth in writing and duly executed by the Party against whom enforcement of such waiver is sought. Any such waiver will constitute a waiver only with respect to the specific matter described therein and will in no way impair the rights of the Party granting such waiver in any other respect or at any other time. Any delay or forbearance by either Party in exercising any right under this Agreement will not be deemed a waiver of that right.
10.8 Force Majeure. Except with respect to payment obligations under this Agreement, if a Party is prevented or delayed in performance of its obligations under this Agreement as a result of circumstances beyond such Party’s reasonable control, including, by way of example and not limitation, war, riot, fires, floods, acts of God, epidemics, public health emergencies, orders of governmental authorities, or failure of public utilities or public transportation systems, such failure or delay will not be deemed to constitute a material breach of the Agreement, but such obligation will remain in full force and effect, and will be performed or satisfied as soon as reasonably practicable after the termination of the relevant circumstances causing such failure or delay, provided that if such Party is prevented or delayed from performing for more than ninety (90) days, the other Party may terminate the Agreement upon thirty (30) days’ written notice.
10.9 Governing Law. THE AGREEMENT IS GOVERNED BY AND WILL BE INTERPRETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE LAW SET FORTH IN THE TABLE BELOW WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OR OTHER PROVISION THAT WOULD RESULT IN THE APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF ANY OTHER JURISDICTION. ANY LEGAL ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING BROUGHT BY A PARTY IN ANY WAY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT MUST BE BROUGHT SOLELY AND EXCLUSIVELY IN THE COURTS OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION LOCATED IN THE APPLICABLE VENUE SET FORTH IN THE TABLE BELOW. EACH PARTY IRREVOCABLY ACCEPTS AND SUBMITS TO THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURTS, GENERALLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WITH RESPECT TO ANY ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING BROUGHT BY OR AGAINST IT BY THE OTHER PARTY AND WAIVES ANY OBJECTION TO THE VENUE OR JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS. THE PARTIES AGREE TO WAIVE AND OPT-OUT OF ANY APPLICATION OF THE UNIFORM COMPUTER INFORMATION TRANSACTIONS ACT (UCITA), OR ANY VERSION THEREOF, ADOPTED BY ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES IN ANY FORM. THE PARTIES FURTHER AGREE THAT THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE AGREEMENT. EACH PARTY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ACTION OR LITIGATION IN ANY WAY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE AGREEMENT. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IF CUSTOMER IS A GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY, THE LAWS FOR THE STATE IN WHICH THE CUSTOMER IS LOCATED WILL GOVERN.
|If Customer is domiciled in:
|Governing Law is:
|The United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, or a country in Central or South America or the Caribbean
|Commonwealth of Virginia, USA
|New York, New York, USA
|Australia or New Zealand
|State of New South Wales, Australia.
|A country in Europe, the Middle East and the United Kingdom
|Any location not listed above
|Commonwealth of Virginia, USA
|New York, New York, USA
10.10 U.S. Government End-Users. Each of the Service Documentation and the software components that constitute the Subscription Services is a “commercial item” as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. 2.101, consisting of “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer software documentation” as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. 12.212. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. 12.212 and 48 C.F.R. 227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, all U.S. Government end users acquire the Subscription Services and the Service Documentation with only those rights set forth therein.
10.11 Period Limitations. Except for actions for nonpayment or breach of EZLease or EZLease’s Affiliates’ or licensees’ proprietary rights, no action, regardless of form, arising out of or relating to an Agreement may be brought by either Party more than two (2) years after the cause of action has accrued.
10.12 Export Compliance. The Subscription Services have capabilities for Customer and its Authorized Users to access the Subscription Services without regard to geographic location and to transfer Customer Content between the Subscription Services servers and other locations such as Authorized User workstations. Customer is solely responsible for the authorization and management of Authorized User accounts across geographic locations. Customer is solely responsible for compliance related to the manner in which Customer or its Authorized Users choose to use the Subscription Services, including transfer and processing of Customer Content, the provision of Customer Content to third parties, and the locations in which any of the foregoing occur. Customer must comply with all applicable import, re-import, export, and re-export control laws and regulations. Without limitation of the foregoing, Customer must not permit Authorized Users to access from or administering leased assets located in a United States embargoed country (currently Crimea – Region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria) or in violation of any U.S. export law or regulation. EZLEASE currently employs, and in the future may implement, processes and procedures intended to ensure compliance with these restrictions.
10.13 Counterparts. Each Order Form may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which when so executed will be deemed to be an original and all of which when taken together will constitute one agreement.
10.14 Headings. The headings in the Agreement are inserted merely for the purpose of convenience and will not affect the meaning or interpretation of the Agreement.