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1.1 Scope of CA: This CA, all statements of work, and orders either attached hereto as an exhibit or incorporated herein by reference, including any statement of work setting forth the work to be performed, goods, services and intellectual property to be sold or licensed, any related pricing and any other order for goods, licensing, services and any related agreement for services (for example, agreements for back-up disaster and recovery or cloud IT services) whether or not attached hereto or otherwise explicitly incorporated herein by reference (each of which may hereinafter be referred to as a “Statement of Work”, “SOW”, “Service Level Agreement”, “SLA”, “Infrastructure as a Service”, “IaaS”, or an “Order’) shall contractually obligate Client, and any Client affiliate to the MID or any affiliates of MID, or any successors and assigns thereto, for all goods (“Goods”) and services (“Services”), including for any licensing of intellectual property. Goods and Services may include, but are not limited to, software, licenses, subscriptions, back-up, disaster, and recovery services, cloud services, hardware, trouble support, and ticketing services, call center and maintenance services, combined software and services, identification verification processes, policies, and systems, cybersecurity systems, applications, software, policies, and enhancements, voice over internet protocol (“VoiP”), telephone and internet services. Goods and Services shall be collectively referred to hereinafter as “Product“, regardless of whether such Product is provided to Client by MID directly or through any third party vendor, wholesaler, reseller, supplier, channel partners, trade partner, consultant, or trade group member, including but not limited to members of The20, independent contractors, agents or distributors of MID, as the case may be, under the circumstances then appertaining.

1.2 Affiliate: For purposes of this Agreement, “Affiliate” means any entity that directly or indirectly, through one or more entities, controls and/or owns or is controlled and/or owned by Client or MID, or is under common control and/or ownership with Client or MID.

1.3 Statements of Work, Orders, and SLA’s: Any Product provided pursuant to this CA may require the acknowledgment by Client either in writing, electronic or other means acceptable to MID. Whenever reasonably practicable, an initial Statement of Work or Order may be, but is not required to be attached hereto as an exhibit upon execution of the CA by the Parties’ failure to attach any Order to the CA shall not void Client’s obligations (financial or otherwise) to MID. The Parties agree and acknowledge that the Parties may, in the course of their dealings, execute multiple Orders pursuant to this CA. Such Orders need not be appended to this CA, but shall be deemed to be incorporated herein even if such Orders are not attached to this CA. In the event of any conflict between the terms of any Order and the CA, the terms of the Order shall prevail and be superior to the CA, except as to the CA’s provisions concerning limitation of liability, set-off, waiver of claims, covenant not to sue, hold harmless, duty to defend, representations, warranties, indemnity, alternative dispute resolution, MID’s intellectual property rights, termination of the CA, the CA Term (as that term is hereinafter defined), choice of law or forum, and the CA Termination Rights (collectively, the “CA Dominant Terms”). The CA Dominant Terms (unless otherwise mutually agreed to by the Parties in writing) shall apply to all agreements, Orders, Statements of Work, rights, remedies and obligations of the Parties.

1.4 Backup, Disaster & Recovery (BDR): If in the SOW, the client has elected to decline BDR service:

Client hereby agrees to waive and release all claims, suits, encumbrances, injunctions, damages, judgments, liabilities (the “Release” or the “Releases”) against MID and any Affiliate of MID, the MID’s employees, owners, members, shareholders, agents, assigns, independent contractors, trade partners, channel partners, vendors, resellers, wholesalers, trade group or coop members, successors in interest, third party service providers, or any other party acting on MID’s behalf for the direct or indirect benefit of Client (collectively with the MID, the “MID Release Parties”) and Client exculpates, covenants not to sue, holds harmless, indemnify and defend MID and the MID Release Parties.

Client further covenants to Release and not to sue, release, hold harmless, defend and indemnify the MID Release Parties in relation to all claims, damages, suits, demands, trials, tribunals, dispute resolution proceedings and causes of action arising from any consequences resulting from failure (including (but not limited to) inadvertence, mistake, negligence, gross negligence or willful misconduct of Client and Affiliates of Client, owners, managers, employees, agents, contractors, members, shareholders, officers, directors, professionals, experts, vendors, successors and assigns) of Client to maintain an adequate BDR system for any of Client’s data (including, but not limited to), personally identifiable information, medical data and personal health information), including data for Client’s employees, Client’s customer’s, employees of Client’s customers and any data subject to Client’s obligations under any applicable Federal, state, local law or regulation or any other contractual obligation Client may have with respect to the maintenance, security, confidentiality and privacy of any data, including (but not limited to) third party data, for which Client has a duty, or other legal, administrative, regulatory or contractual obligation.


2.1 Term. This CA will begin on the Effective Date and will continue for three (3) years (the “CA Term”) or until each Order initiated within the CA Term is fulfilled, expires or renews, except as otherwise set forth herein or as otherwise agreed by the Parties in writing. This agreement will automatically renew for thirty-six months unless either party gives the other written notice of termination at least thirty (30) days prior to expiration of the then-current term. MID may unilaterally, subject to the terms of the CA and in MID’s sole discretion, terminate this CA in whole or in part and/or reduce MID’s obligation(s) under the CA in whole or in part, including MID’s obligation(s) under any Order, for (i) Client’s breach of any provision of the CA, (ii) Client’s failure to meet its obligations to MID under the CA, or (iii) for cause (“CA Termination Events”). CA Termination Events include, but shall not be limited to: (a) Client’s failure to cure any payment that Client fails to pay when due under this CA and/ or any Order within ten (10) business days written notice being provided by MID to Client regarding said delinquent payment; or (b) failure of Client to comply with any applicable law and/or any material provision of the CA and/or any Order upon thirty (30) days written notice being provided by MID to Client, provided such breach remains uncured at the expiration of the notice period. Client may terminate this Agreement for cause upon thirty (30) days written notice of a material breach to MID, provided such breach remains uncured at the expiration of the notice period. Upon any termination of the CA and/or any Order in whole or in part, Client shall immediately uninstall or cease using any software designated by MID, return any of MID’s hardware, and otherwise cease to use and return any Product to MID, together with all related documentation, hardware, intellectual property, and software, and any hard, cyber or digital copies thereof (collectively, the “Ancillaries”) in a manner (and at a time and place) reasonably acceptable to MID in MID’s sole discretion and at Client’s sole expense. Upon written request of MID, Client will within three (3) business days certify in writing to MID that all Product and Ancillaries have been returned, or if so directed by MID in writing to Client, have been destroyed in accordance with applicable law. Client agrees to assume liability to MID and the MID Release Parties for any unauthorized use of Product and Ancillaries and any destruction and disposal of same in accordance with applicable law. Client shall Release, hold harmless, covenant not to sue, indemnify and defend MID and the MID Release Parties for any and all claims by Client and any third party or governmental entity arising from any failure of Client to use or dispose of any Product and Ancillaries in accordance with applicable law, regardless of whether MID has provided Client with advance written consent to maintain, use or destroy any Product and Ancillaries. Client acknowledges that the amounts due under the CA and any applicable Order are amortized over the CA Term. If the CA or an Order is terminated in whole or in part prior to the expiration of the CA Term, unless otherwise agreed to by Client and MID mutually in writing (the “Early Termination Date”), Client shall be liable to MID for the balance of payments under the CA and applicable Statements of Work through the expiration of their respective terms. In addition, Client shall be liable to MID and reimburse MID for the costs of transition, including migration of data and recovery of hardware at MID’s standard hourly rates, as full and complete liquidated damages. The Parties further stipulate that the agreed upon calculation for damages is not a penalty, but rather a reasonable measure and calculation of damages resulting from Client’s breach, based upon the cost of labor and expense incurred by the MID during the onboarding process and amortization of the Client’s obligations under the CA and Statements of Work over the CA Term.

2.2 Liability Relating to Client Data Post-Termination: Subject to the Limitation of Liabilities set forth in Section 5.3, Client acknowledges that neither the MID nor the MID Release Parties have any liability to Client for breach, harm, ransom, storage, hacking, modification, duplication, destruction or loss of any data (including, but not limited to, Client data , data of any employees of Client, data of Client’s customers, or any data of any employees of Client’s customer’s, or data of any other third parties) post-termination of this CA and/or any Order (including the Post-Termination Transition Period), regardless of where or how the data is maintained, including off-site maintenance by third-party storage vendors, and regardless of whether MID or Client was or was not in direct privity or contract with such third-party vendor. Client hereby Releases, waives all claims against MID or any MID Release Parties, covenants not to sue MID, holds MID harmless, and agrees to indemnify and defend MID from and in relation to any and all claims, damages, suits, demands, trials, tribunals, dispute resolution proceedings and causes of action arising from any consequences resulting from data breaches of Client, Client’s employees, Client’s customers, employees of Client’s customers, or any third parties post-termination (including during the Post-Termination Transition Period).


Client shall be billed by MID on a monthly basis and Client shall pay to MID all fees and expenses incurred under this CA and/or any Order (including any Post-Termination Transition Fee) in accordance with and upon receipt of an Invoice (as that term is hereinafter defined)generated by MID to Client specifying the amounts due for fees and reimbursable expenses (collectively, the “Fees“). The payment of any Fees shall occur by automatic ACH transfer, credit card, or other automatic electronic means designated by MID unless otherwise agreed to or required by MID in writing. All Fees payable under this CA are exclusive of sales, use, VAT, customs duties, excise, and any other applicable transaction taxes, which Client will pay report and remit unless otherwise required by applicable law. If payment is not received on or before any invoice due date, interest shall begin to accrue and be payable at the lesser of the maximum rate permitted under applicable law or at the rate of six percent (6%) per month from the date due until paid in full. Client shall pay all expenses, including, but not limited to any accounting and expert fees incurred by MID, or its representatives in enforcing its rights under this CA. Client’s obligation to pay any Fees and MID’s right to all such amounts are absolute and unconditional and not subject to setoff by Client. All Goods are FOB shipping point. Client agrees to pay or reimburse MID for all actual, necessary, and reasonable expenses incurred by MID for all Products. MID will submit invoices for Fees (each an “Invoice”) to Client for remittance, and each Invoice will designate the terms of payment, including (but not limited to) payment in advance, payment immediately upon receipt of Invoice, payment upon completion, payment at designated intervals, etc. Resource quantities may be added or subtracted and per unit or per user charges will be added or subtracted accordingly. When changes occur invoices will be adjusted in the month that any unit or user cost is added, or in the month after any unit or user cost is removed. Notwithstanding the options to add or subtract resource quantities, the Minimum Monthly Fee will be set forth in the applicable Statement of Work. “Expense Escalation” means price increases from time to time for products and services due to cost adjustments and market conditions as provided by MID and third party vendors (the “Services”), with or without up-charges, carrying, transportation or handling charges, including Microsoft 365 and Office 365 services, regardless of whether the Services are offered separately or in a bundle. The Expense Escalations relating to Services are not subject to proration. In the event emergent Services, Product and/or licenses is/are provided or commenced at Client’s request and under the circumstances is commenced or provided prior to Order or Invoice, then payment for all such Product shall be due immediately upon completion or presentation of Order or Invoice, whichever is sooner. Absent statement of terms in any Order or Invoice, the default shall be immediate payment upon presentation of Order or Invoice unless otherwise agreed in writing.


4.1 Proprietary Rights. MID, any Affiliates of MID and/or their licensors shall retain all rights, title and interest in any and all intellectual property, informational property, industrial property and any copies thereof. MID neither grants nor otherwise transfers any rights of ownership in the Product, licenses, or intellectual property to Client. By signing below, Client acknowledges that the Product and intellectual property may be protected by applicable copyright, confidentiality, non-disclosure, and trade secrets laws, as well as and other forms of intellectual property, informational property and industrial property protections.

4.2 Product. Client may only use and disclose Product in accordance with the terms of this CA and any applicable Orders. MID reserves all rights in and to the Product not expressly granted in this CA. Client may not disassemble or reverse-engineer any software Product or decompile or otherwise attempt to derive any software Product’s source code from executable code, except to the extent expressly permitted by applicable law, or provide a third party with the results of any functional evaluation of, benchmarking of, or performance tests on, the Products without MID’s prior written approval. Client shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, display, host, outsource, disclose, permit timesharing or service bureau use, or otherwise commercially exploit or make the Product, programming, documentation, reports, or any other Product Services available to any third party. Except as expressly authorized in this CA or an Order, Client may not (a) distribute the Product to any third party (whether by rental, lease, license, assignment, sublicense or other transfer), or (b) operate the Product in an outsourcing or service provider business to process the data of third parties. Additional usage restrictions may apply to certain third-party files or programs embedded in the Product – applicable installation instructions or release notes will contain the relevant details.

4.3 Product Licensed Under This Agreement.

(a) License. Subject to the terms of this CA and any applicable Orders thereunder, MID grants Client a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use all programming, documentation, reports, and any other Product provided by MID pursuant to this CA solely for its own internal use.

(b) Pre-Existing License Agreements. Any software Product provided to Client by MID as a wholesaler, channel partner or reseller for a third party, which is licensed to Client under a separate software license agreement with such third party (such agreement, an “SLA”), will continue to be governed by the SLA. The fulfillment of the obligations under the CA will not relieve or alter the obligations or responsibilities of either party (or of any third party) in regards to the software product licensed under the SLA.

(c) Ownership. MID owns all right, title and interest in the Product, including all intellectual property rights embodied therein. Nothing in this CA is intended to (or will have the effect of) vesting in Client, or transferring to Client, rights of MID, its Affiliates, suppliers’ or licensor’s software, methods, know-how or other intellectual property, regardless of whether such intellectual property was created, used or first reduced to practice or tangible form.

4.4 Confidentiality. This Section sets out the terms for identification of information which is considered confidential and proprietary by MID, and restrictions against use and disclosure of such Confidential Information by the Client.

(a) Definition. The term “Confidential Information” means all proprietary or confidential information that is disclosed to the Client by MID its affiliates, suppliers, and licensors, and includes, among other things (i) any and all information relating to Products provided by MID, any Client-related information and financial information, source and executable code, flow charts, drawings, techniques, specifications, development and marketing plans, strategies, forecasts, and sales and marketing materials and (ii) the terms of this CA.

(b) Disclosure Restrictions. Client may not disclose Confidential Information of MID to any third party without the prior written consent of MID.

(c) Proprietary Legends. Client may not remove, obscure, or alter any proprietary legend relating to MID’s rights on or from any form of Confidential Information of MID without the prior written consent of the MID, except as expressly authorized in an Order.

(d) MID will make reasonable disclosures of Client’s confidential information solely in pursuit of performance of its requirements in this CA and any exhibits or schedules to this CA.

(e) Upon written request by the disclosing Party, and promptly upon any expiration or termination of this MCA, the receiving Party will promptly return to the disclosing Party all of the disclosing Party’s Confidential Information in its care, custody or control, including all copies and records thereof. The receiving Party will not withhold the return of Confidential Information for any reason, including as a result of a dispute between the Parties, regardless of the subject of the dispute.

  1. Allocation of Risk

5.1 Consequential Damages. MID is not liable to Client, its affiliates, third party vendors, or its licensors, for consequential damages, including special, indirect, incidental, or punitive damages, arising out of (or relating to) this CA or the product, even if MID has been advised of the possibility of such damages, and irrespective of the negligence of either party or whether such damages result from a claim arising under tort or contract law. As used in this agreement, “consequential damages” includes, without limitation, lost profits, lost computer usage, interruption of business or loss of use of Client data.

5.2 Third Party Services. In addition to and without limiting Section 5.1, MID, its members, employees, agents, directors, and representatives, make no warranties, express or implied, concerning the products and services provided by third party vendors to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. Further, MID, its members, employees, agents, directors, and representatives are not liable for any losses, injuries, or damage of whatever kind or nature, resulting from or arising out of any mistakes, errors, omissions, delays, interruptions or otherwise related to, in connection with or arising from third party server data storage, duplication, archiving, filtering, firewall, third party co-location, equipment, software, or hardware, or other service, seen or unforeseen, (collectively, “Cloud Services”) and whether or not caused by intentional or unlawful activity including hacking, ransom, virus or security breaches, or for the acts or omissions of any third party vendor, contractor, channel partner, licensor, licensee, or any other party.

5.3 Limitation of Liability. MID’s entire liability for any claim, series of claims, or for any damages related in any way to any product or rights of MID, as well as those arising under or related to this CA, including MID’s performance of the services, or MID’s providing of any hardware or software under any theory, whether strict liability, negligence, active or otherwise, is limited to Client’s and any third parties’ direct damages and is further limited to the coverage actually afforded by MID’s insurance policies. Alternatively, if insurance coverage is not available under any of MID’s policies, total liability for any damages arising out of or relating to this agreement shall not exceed the lesser of the amount Client paid to MID under this agreement in the one month immediately preceding the facts or circumstances giving rise to the last claim of damage or $5,000.00. This provision is independent of any other limitation of liability and reflects a separate allocation of risk from provisions specifying or limiting a party’s remedies.

5.4 Indemnification and Duties.

(a) If Client, its Affiliates, or any of its respective employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers, is faced with a legal claim by a third party arising out of MID’s actual or alleged gross negligence, negligence, willful misconduct, violation of law, or failure to meet the security obligations required by the CA, or a legal claim alleging patent, trade secret, or copyright infringement, then Client must forward notice of the legal claim to MID within three (3) business days of receipt of the claim.

(b) If MID, its Affiliates, or any of its respective employees, agents, vendors, channel partners, contractors, licensee, licensor, or suppliers is faced with a legal claim by a third party arising out of Client’s actual or alleged gross negligence, negligence, willful misconduct, violation of law, failure to meet the security obligations required by the Agreement, and/or violation of Client’s agreement with its Clients or end users, then Client shall at all times indemnify and hold harmless MID, its successors and assigns and any of its officers, directors, employees representatives, and/or agents, and their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns or each of them against and from any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including the cost of defending the claim (including reasonable attorney’s fees) and any damages award, fine or other amount that is imposed on MID as a result of the claim. Client’s obligations under this subsection include claims arising out of the acts or omissions of Client’s employees, any other person to whom Client has given access to the Product, and any person who gains access to the Product as a result of Client’s failure to use reasonable security precautions, even if the acts or omissions of such persons were not authorized by Client, including unlawful acts of data intruders.

(c) Client shall pay attorneys’ fees and other expenses that MID incurs in connection with any dispute between persons having a conflicting claim to control Client’s account with MID, or any claim by Client’s clients or end users arising from an actual or alleged breach of Client’s obligations to them.

(d) If Client receives notice of a claim that is or may be covered by this Section 5.4, the notice must be promptly forwarded to the MID. Client will not settle any claim that encumbers MID with any liability, specific performance, injunctive relief that acknowledges only wrongdoing by MID, breach of the CA by MID, violation of regulation or law by MID, or substantially similar burden without written approval and consent from MID.

5.5 Injunctive Relief. The receiving Party acknowledges that a violation of the disclosing Party’s confidentiality as described in Section 4 of this MCA will cause the disclosing Party immediate and irreparable harm. In the event of a breach of Section 4 by the receiving Party or any third party, receiving Party agrees that disclosing Party may seek, in addition to any and all other remedies available at law, an injunction, specific performance, or other appropriate relief, including liquidated damages, loss or profits, enterprise value, business disruption, or harm to reputation.

5.6 Additional Protections.

(a) MID shall not be liable for any unlawful or unauthorized access, damage, loss or intrusion to Client data, nor shall MID be liable for any unlawful or unauthorized access, damage, loss or intrusion to any data of Client’s client, any data of any entity or person serviced by Client, and/or any entity or person to whom Client otherwise owes a duty of care, whether such duty of care arises pursuant to contract or as a matter of applicable law. Client shall be solely responsible for determining what applicable compliance standards, if any, it must or should adhere to or maintain for itself, its clients, clients or other third parties concerning data compliance, storage, backup, retention and restoration for anyone to whom Client is responsible and/or otherwise owes a duty of care concerning such data compliance, storage, backup, retention and restoration.

(b) Client fully and forever Releases and discharges MID and all of its respective affiliates, directors, officers, shareholders, employees, agents, and insurers, from any and all injuries, losses, damages, claims (including negligence claims), demands, lawsuits, expenses, and any other liability of any kind, of or to Client, its property, Client’s customers, employees, suppliers or any other person, directly or indirectly arising out of or in connection with services provided by third party vendors, including, but not limited to, the following third party vendor services:

  • Cloud data storage and applications

    as set forth in the IaaS and DaaS
    (such as Crayon Software
    Experts, LLC)

  • BDR
  • Cybersecurity

Further, Client will defend, indemnify, hold harmless, and reimburse MID from and for all damages, losses, costs, or expenses (including legal fees) incurred by the MID or paid by them to any person (including Client or its respective insurers) in respect of any liability resulting from services provided by third party vendors. In addition, Client will not initiate any claim, lawsuit, court action, or other legal proceeding or demand against MID, nor join or assist in the prosecution of any claim for money or other damages which anyone may have, on account of injuries, losses, or damages sustained by Client, its customers, employees or suppliers, other parties, or any such person’s property in connection with any services provided by third party vendors.

(c) MID shall not be liable for any inability of the MID, Client or Client’s Clients to access, maintain, recover or restore any of Client’s data, including (but not limited to) any inability as a result of force majeure, acts of God and nature, war, terrorism, bankruptcy, insolvency or shutdown of any business of Client, Client’s Client, Client’s vendors, or MID’s vendor or vendors, channel partners, licensees or licensors, VOIP service providers, or agents, except as otherwise required by law. For purposes of this section, “vendor” or “vendors” includes, but is not limited to, vendors storing Client’s Data or Client’s Client data in the “cloud”, such as offsite storage facilities.

(d) In the event of the insolvency, liquidation, or restructuring of the Client, Client agrees for any continuation of Product that the MID may provide in its sole discretion, that MID shall be considered, for purposes of applicable state and federal law, including federal bankruptcy law, as a “critical vendor,” and MID shall be paid immediately for any outstanding pre-filing Invoices that are outstanding. Additionally, in the event of the insolvency, liquidation, or restructuring of the Client, Client shall waive any and all rights to bring any avoidance action, actions for clawback of amounts paid/transfers made, actions for preferential transfer/treatment, and actions for fraudulent transfer, whether such actions arise under state or federal law, including (but not limited to) federal bankruptcy law.

(e) Each and every payment under this CA shall be considered (and is hereby acknowledged by the parties as) a contemporaneous exchange for new value.


6.1 All Necessary Rights. If, as part of its Services, MID is required to use, copy or modify any third-party hardware, software or other technology provided or licensed to Client, then prior to MID’s performance of such Services, Client will acquire all rights necessary for MID to perform such Services and shall indemnify MID for any claims arising therefrom.

6.2 Intellectual Property Indemnity.

(a) Infringement Claims. Subject to the disclaimer of damages and limitations of liability set forth in section 5, if a third party asserts against Client a claim that the Products and/or MID’s performance of the Services in accordance with the terms of this CA violates a patent, trade secret or copyright (an “Intellectual Property Right”) owned by that third party (“Infringement Claim”), then MID may, at its own expense: (a) defend or settle the Infringement Claim; and (b) indemnify Client for any damages final non-appealable judgment awarded against Client. For any claim, Client must promptly notify MID of any Infringement Claim, MID may retain sole control of the defense of any Infringement Claim and all negotiations for its settlement or compromise, and Client must provide all reasonable assistance requested by MID. MID will not be liable for any expenses or settlements incurred by Client without MID’s prior written consent.

(b) Remedies. If an injunction or order is obtained against MID performing the Services for Client and/or Client using the Products by reason of the allegations of infringement, or if in MID’s opinion the Services and/or Products may violate a third party’s proprietary rights, then MID may, at its expense: (a) procure for Client the right to continue to receive the Services and/or use the Products; (b) modify or replace the Services and/or Products with a compatible, functionally-equivalent substitute; or (c) if neither (a) nor (b) are commercially practical, terminate this CA or a specific order thereunder and release Client from its obligation to make future payments for the Services and/or Products. Sections 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3 contain Client’s exclusive remedies and MID’s limited liability for claims of infringement.

6.3 MID Insurance. MID will provide and maintain during its rendition of the Services and sale of Product, but only for losses arising out of MID’s work for Client: (a) worker’s compensation and related insurance as prescribed by the law of the state applicable to the employees performing such Services; (b) employer’s liability insurance with limits statutorily required and at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) for each occurrence; (c) commercial general liability insurance (including products liability) with one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence combined single limit and one million dollars ($1,000,000) in the aggregate, including coverage for the use of subcontractors, products liability and completed operations, and not containing an exclusion for explosion, collapse and underground coverage; and (d) professional liability insurance covering the effects of errors and omissions in the performance of professional services with limits in the amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000) for each occurrence and in the aggregate; and cyber liability insurance in the amount of at least one million ($1,000,000) for each occurrence and at least one million ($1,000,000) in the aggregate.

6.4 Client Insurance. Due to the complexity and severity of the exposures created by the use of computers, Client shall consult with a qualified risk manager to evaluate its exposures, unless otherwise agreed by the parties in writing. Client shall carry the following insurance policies, including:

(a) Commercial general liability insurance. Client shall maintain coverage with limits no less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence combined single limit and one million dollars ($1,000,000) in the aggregate, including coverage for contractually assumed liability as contained herein.

(b) Property insurance. Client shall maintain property insurance with a coverage extension for electronic data. The computer equipment policy will pay for loss or damage caused by or resulting from an accident to computer equipment. Computer equipment means covered property that is electronic computer or other data processing equipment, including, ‘media’ and peripherals used in conjunction with such equipment, including loss of income.

(c) Cyber and privacy insurance. Policy coverage at a minimum shall include the following:

  1. Cyber-extortion coverage
  2. Data asset coverage
  3. Computer fraud
  4. Business interruption
  5. Extra expense
  6. Privacy notification and crisis management expenses
  7. Information security and privacy liability
  8. Website media content liability
  9. Mechanical breakdown and electrical failure

6.4.1 Client’s insurance: as to any insurance policies referenced above in this paragraph 6.4, if any, Client shall provide a certificate of insurance to MID upon written request.

6.5 Mutual Waiver of Subrogation. To the extent permitted by law, MID and Client mutually waive all rights against each other for recovery of damages to the extent such damages are covered by insurance, including but not limited to worker’s compensation, and employer’s general liability, auto liability, physical damage, property insurance, cyber insurance and/or commercial umbrella/excess liability insurance under their respective insurance coverage policies and limits.

6.6 Independent Contractor. Nothing in this CA will be construed to make either party an employer, employee, agent or partner of the other, and this CA will not be construed to create rights, express or implied, on behalf of or for the use of any party other than MID and Client. All of the Services performed by MID will be performed as an independent contractor. MID will perform such Services under the general direction of Client, but MID will have sole discretion to determine the manner, method and means of performing such Services subject to the provisions of this CA and applicable Order. Neither party will have any authority to make any contract in the name of, or otherwise to bind, the other party. MID will be responsible for, and will pay, all unemployment, social security and other payroll taxes, and all worker’s compensation claims, worker’s compensation insurance premiums and other insurance premiums, with respect to MID and MID’s employees.

6.7 Non-solicitation. Client will not, either directly or indirectly (except through MID) solicit, hire, or contract with any MID employee during the term of this Agreement and for a one (1) year period following termination thereof (hereafter the “Non solicitation Period”). In the event that Client desires to directly hire any MID employee during the Non solicitation Period, Client must first seek MID’s consent to directly hire the MID employee and to speak with the MID employee about the employment opportunity.

6.8 Network Passwords. For security purposes, Client agrees that access to the network’s administrative passwords (the “Passwords”) is limited to MID. Should Client request access to the network’s Passwords, Client agrees to sign an agreement which provides for, among other things, the release from any liability for loss or damage to the Client’s network, including but not limited to Client’s data or data of Client’s client, arising out of transfer of the Passwords to Client.

6.9 Disclaimer of Implied Warranties.

(a) MID makes no warranty whatsoever with respect to its services or goods, including any (i) warranty of merchantability; (ii) warranty of fitness for a particular purpose; whether express or implied by law, course of dealing, course of performance, usage of trade, or otherwise.

(b) For the avoidance of doubt, Seller makes no representations or warranties with respect to any third party product, including any (i) warranty of merchantability; (ii) warranty of fitness for a particular purpose; (iii) warranty of title; or (iv) warranty against infringement of intellectual property rights of a third party; whether express or implied by law, course of dealing, course of performance, usage of trade or otherwise.

(c) the foregoing limitation of warranties shall in no way limit or impair any warranties related to hardware or software from the supplier/developer/manufacturer of such hardware or software, to the extent such warranties are transferred to Client.

  1. Alternative Dispute Resolution. The parties shall resolve any dispute, controversy, suit, or claim arising out of or relating to the product and/or this MCA, or the breach, termination or invalidity hereof (each, a “Dispute”), under the provisions of this section. The procedures set forth in sections 7 and 8.11 shall be the exclusive mechanism for resolving any dispute that may arise from time to time. During this dispute resolution process, the parties agree to toll any applicable statutes of limitations or similar defenses, to provide for the retention of any legal or equitable actions or defenses that the parties may have, and to provide that no legal or equitable action may be initiated by or on behalf of the parties against one another during the mediation process. The parties shall first attempt in good faith to resolve any dispute by negotiation and consultation between themselves. The parties may, at any time after an attempt is made to resolve the dispute by negotiation, initiate a settlement conference between the parties. The parties shall cooperate with one another in scheduling the settlement conference. The parties covenant that they will use commercially reasonable efforts in participating in the settlement conference. If the matter is not resolved within sixty days after initiation of a settlement conference, either party may demand certified mediation by a mediator on a court-approved panel or as otherwise mutually selected by the parties. The parties agree to use the same commercially reasonable efforts in the mediation step with the court-certified mediator. All mediation shall be by video conferences, unless otherwise agreed by the parties in writing. The mediation shall be conducted in the state of Delaware. If the parties cannot resolve any dispute for any reason, including, but not limited to, the failure of either party to agree to enter into a settlement conference or agree to any settlement proposed by the mediator, either party may choose litigation.

8.1 Severability, No Recovery of Fees. Should any provision of this CA be invalid, or unenforceable, the remainder of the provisions will remain in effect. In the event of a dispute, each party shall bear its own respective costs, expenses, and attorneys’ fees.

8.2 Notices. Unless otherwise provided, notices to the Parties will be in writing to the address indicated above and deemed effective when received by U.S. mail by first class, express mail, or by electronic means.

8.3 Verification. Upon MID’s written request, Client will provide MID with a certification signed by an officer of Client verifying that Product is being used pursuant to the terms of this CA, including (without limitation) the licensed capacity of the Product. MID may, at its expense, audit Client’s use of Product to confirm Client’s compliance with this CA. Any such audit will be conducted during regular business hours at Client’s facilities and will not unreasonably interfere with Client’s business activities. If an audit reveals that Client has underpaid Fees to MID, Client will pay such underpaid Fees. If the underpaid Fees exceed five percent (5%) of the Fees paid, then Client will also pay MID’s reasonable costs of conducting the audit.

8.4 Assignment. Client may not assign this CA or any rights granted in this CA to any third party, except with the prior written consent of MID. MID may assign, in its sole discretion, all or any portion of this CA to provide more reasonable and competent equipment, software, or services to Client.

8.5 No Waivers. Failure of a party to require performance by the other party under this CA will not affect the right of such party to require performance in the future. A waiver by a party of any breach of any term of this CA will not be construed as a waiver of any continuing or succeeding breach.

8.6 Force Majeure. Any delay or failure of MID to perform any obligation under this CA caused by federal, state or municipal government orders restricting mobility, setting curfews or requiring shelter in place, labor disputes, acts of terrorism, cyber-espionage or hacking, storms or natural disasters, emergency, diseases, epidemics, pandemics, quarantines, riots, protests, electro-magnetic pulses, biohazards, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of the MID will not be deemed a breach of this CA (the “Force Majeure Event”). In the event of power failure or internet, satellite or loss of customer or utilities due to a Force Majeure or any other event beyond MID’s control of either MID, Client or a third party vendor or of agent of either MID or Client, MID shall not be liable for the loss of network connectivity, internet connectivity or primary internet service that results in the Client’s inability to access data, third party services, VOIP, or satellite services. Further, the MID is not required to seek a writ of habeas corpus in the event of a government order restricting the MID’s ability to perform.

8.7 Channel Partners. Client acknowledges that MID may utilize channel partners to market and sell its products, services, or technologies.

8.8. Entire Agreement. This CA, together with each Statement of Work and Order, constitutes the entire agreement between Client and MID, and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous negotiations or agreements, whether oral or written, concerning this subject matter. This CA, and each Statement of Work and Order, may be modified only by a mutually- signed writing between Client and MID.

8.9 Export Controls. Client will cooperate with MID as reasonably necessary to permit MID to comply with the laws and regulations of the United States and all other relevant countries relating to the control of exports (“Export Laws”). Client may not import, export or re-export, directly or indirectly, including via remote access, any part of the Product into or to any country for which a validated license is required for such import, export or re-export under applicable Export Laws without first obtaining such validated license.

8.10 Referencing. Client agrees that MID and any Affiliates of MID may refer to Client as a Client of MID, both internally and in externally-published media, to include (but not be limited to) use of Client name, logo, and the fact of the relationship in promotional materials, although Client may cancel the above-described referencing rights on thirty (30) days-notice to MID. Client also agrees to instruct appropriate personnel within its organization that Client has agreed to receive and participate in calls, from time to time, with potential Clients of MID who wish to evaluate the technical specifications of Product.

8.11 Governing Forum and Law. This CA is governed by Delaware law, except as to conflicts of law, which in all cases shall cause to be selected the laws of the state of Delaware. All disputes under this CA shall be resolved in accordance with paragraph 7. Should arbitration be demanded, the parties agree that arbitration will occur in the state of Delaware and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. In any dispute or suit before any tribunal, limitation of liability provisions herein are considered material consideration for this agreement. As such, no awards may be sought in excess of the limitation of liability provisions. In the event of a dispute arising out of this CA, each party shall observe the “American Rule” and bear its own respective costs, expenses, experts, and attorneys’ fees, except with respect to Section 5.4(c), the parties agree that neither shall seek legal fees under any circumstances.

8.12 Litigation Holds. Any and all discovery, (including electronic data) that Client determines to voluntarily produce or is required or compelled to produce pursuant to process or court order in suits, claims, proceedings or disputes with third parties shall be at Client’s sole expense and in a manner in form and substance compliant with applicable law, process or court order. MID’s assistance with such discovery and the provision of products and services in connection therewith, shall be subject to a separate services agreement “discovery services agreement” mutually agreeable to MID and Client. In no event shall MID be required under any such discovery services agreement to advance costs, fees or expenses – said costs fees and expenses to be disbursed by Client in advance unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the Parties.

8.13 Non-disparagement. Neither Party shall, directly or indirectly, make or authorize the making of any statement that disparages or creates any material negative inference with respect to the other Party’s respective officers, directors, affiliates, personnel, products or related companies, by words, actions or other communications, or by any omission to speak, act or otherwise communicate.

8.14 Change of Control. In the event of an acquisition or other change in control of Client, this MCA, all statements of work, and orders either attached hereto as an exhibit or incorporated herein by reference, shall remain in full force and effect. “Change in Control” means, for any person, either (a) any sale, exchange, transfer, conveyance or termination of any equity or ownership interests in Client, or any corporate, limited liability company or partnership reorganization, restructure, merger, acquisition, transfer of assets, consolidation or adjustment with respect to Client, in each case if the persons currently in control of Client would no longer have such control after such event or (b) any other change in the direct or indirect control of, or the ability or right to control, a majority of the voting shares of any class of securities or ownership rights in Client or in the right or the power to control the election of the board of directors or other managing body of Client, in each case if the persons currently in control of Client would no longer have such control after such event. If Client fails to notify MID at least sixty (60) days by written notice of a Change in Control, unless otherwise agreed to by Client and MID mutually in writing, the balance of payments remaining under the MCA and applicable Statements of Work through the expiration of their respective terms shall be immediately due and payable by Client. In addition, Client shall be liable to MID and reimburse MID for the costs of transition, including migration of data and recovery of hardware at MID’s standard hourly rates, as full and complete liquidated damages as set forth in Section 2.1.
8.15 Litigation. In the event of litigation or threatened litigation between Client and a third party, the Scope of CA referenced in Section 1.1 shall not include assistance by the MID to preserve documents, including electronically stored information (“ESI”), as may be requested by counsel or as ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
8.16 EULA. Portions of the Services may require Client to accept the terms of one or more third-party end user license agreements (“EULAs”). If the acceptance of a EULA is required to provide the Services to Client, then Client hereby grants MID permission to accept the EULA on Client behalf. EULAs may contain service levels, warranties, liability limitations, or other terms that are different than those contained in these Terms. Client agrees to be bound by the terms of such EULAs as contractually required and will look only to the applicable third-party provider for the enforcement of the terms of such EULAs. If, while providing the Services, MID is required to comply with a third-party EULA and the third-party EULA is modified or amended, MID reserves the right to modify or amend any applicable SOW with Client to ensure its continued compliance with the terms of the third-party EULA. Client agrees to hold harmless and Indemnify MID against Client violation of any of the terms and conditions included in the subject EULA.
8.17 MID makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, in regard to compliance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) as enacted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, as well as all other relevant foreign, international, U.S. state or U.S. federal data and privacy laws.

8.19 Survival. Sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will survive the termination or expiration of this CA. Each party shall bear its own respective costs, expenses, and attorneys’ fees in any litigation or arbitration proceeding between them arising out of this CA, except with respect to section 5.4(c).

This CA is effective only upon execution of SOW by MID and Client.  Each of the Parties represents and warrants that the person who executes the SOW on behalf of such Party has been duly authorized on behalf of such Party to execute the SOW on behalf of such Party and, in the case of an entity, that such authority has been validly obtained in accordance with the articles of incorporation and bylaws (or other organizational documents) of such Party, and the laws of the state of its organization for such Party.