TERMS OF SERVICE
This Terms of Service Agreement (“Agreement“) is entered into as of the date last executed (“Effective Date“) by and between Content Executive Inc Production Company (“Content Executive Inc”) and Customer (“Customer“).
WHEREAS, Content Executive Inc is a service provider that offers access to, and use of, certain applications including its fully integrated set of web-based modules and implementation support to initiate such access and use.
WHEREAS, Customer wants to retain Content Executive Inc to allow Customer to access and use the web-based modules under the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements hereinafter set forth, and for other good and valuable consideration, Customer and Content Executive Inc agree to the foregoing and as follows:
1.1 Overview of Agreement. This Agreement represents the terms and conditions under which Content Executive Inc shall provide Customer access to and use of the web-based modules and services (“Content Executive Inc Services”), which may be amended from time to time, in the sole discretion of Content Executive Inc, to reflect additional or amended Content Executive Inc Services ordered by Customer. Content Executive Inc Services shall be provided to Customer via the Internet’s world wide web. Additional services and/or deliverables may be procured consistent with the terms of this Agreement. Any attempt to alter or amend the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement through conflicting or inconsistent terms in any other document shall be void and of no force and effect. In addition, any other or additional services Customer requests that Content Executive Inc handle, whether or not related to the matters referenced in this agreement, will likewise be governed by this agreement, unless another written agreement is entered into by Content Executive Inc and Customer.
ARTICLE 2—CONTENT EXECUTIVE INC SERVICES
2.1 Equipment. Customer will be responsible for procuring, at Customer’s sole expense, all equipment or other software (including licenses necessary to use currently-supported versions thereof), if any, required to use Content Executive Inc services. For such third party hardware or software, Customer shall only receive the manufacturer’s warranty, if any, and shall receive no warranties from Content Executive Inc for any such third party hardware or software.
2.2 Access Rights. During the term of this Agreement, Customer will have a limited, revocable, non-transferable and non-exclusive license for Customer’s employees (“Authorized Users“) to use software and related documentation solely for Customer’s business purposes consistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Content Executive Inc will issue to one Authorized User (“Content Executive Inc Administrator“) an individual logon identifier and password (“Administrator’s Logon“) for purposes of administering Software. Customer acknowledges and agrees that only its Content Executive Inc Administrator shall be authorized to bind Customer in connection with any service provided to Customer under this Agreement. Using Administrator’s Logon, the Content Executive Inc Administrator shall assign each remaining Authorized User a unique logon identifier and password and assign and manage the business rules that control each such Authorized User’s access to the Content Executive Inc Catalyst. Customer shall use its reasonable efforts to see that each Authorized User will: (a) be responsible for the security and/or use of his or her logon identifier; (b) not disclose such logon identifier to any person or entity; (c) not permit any other person or entity to use his or her logon identifier; (d) use the Software consistent with the assigned business rules; and (e) use the Content Executive Inc Catalyst Software in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Customer will be responsible for: (f) advising each Authorized User of his or her obligations under this Agreement and of the license restrictions set forth in this Agreement; and (g) any and all costs and expenses incurred through the authorized use of Customer’s Logon. Content Executive Inc reserves the right to deny, suspend or revoke access to the Content Executive Inc Services, in whole or in part, if Content Executive Inc believes Customer and/or its Authorized Users are in breach of this Agreement or are otherwise using or accessing the Content Executive Inc Services inconsistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
2.3 Restrictions. The Customer will comply with the rules appropriate to any network to which Content Executive Inc may provide access. The Customer should not post, transmit, or permit Internet access to information the Customer desires to keep confidential. The Customer is not permitted to post any material that is illegal, libelous, tortious, indecently depicts children or is likely to result in retaliation against Content Executive Inc by offended users. Content Executive Inc, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to refuse or terminate service at any time for violation of this section. This includes advertising services or sites via IRC or USENET in clear violation of the policies of the IRC channel or USENET group.
Customer agrees that Customer and its Authorized Users will not: (a) sell, lease, license or sublicense the Content Executive Inc Services; (b) modify, change, alter, translate, create derivative works from, reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile the Content Executive Inc Services in any way for any reason; (c) provide, disclose, divulge or make available to, or permit use of the Content Executive Inc Services by, any third party; (d) copy or reproduce all or any part of the Content Executive Inc Services (except as expressly provided for herein); (e) interfere, or attempt to interfere, with the Content Executive Inc Services in any way; (f) engage in spamming, mail bombing, spoofing or any other fraudulent, illegal or unauthorized use of the Content Executive Inc Services; (g) knowingly introduce into or transmit through the Content Executive Inc Services any virus, worm, trap door, back door, timer, clock, counter or other limiting routine, instruction or design; (h) remove, obscure or alter any copyright notice, trademarks or other proprietary rights notices affixed to or contained within the Content Executive Inc Services; or (i) engage in or allow any action involving the Content Executive Inc Services that is inconsistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, some programs used by Content Executive Inc may be licensed under the General Public License (“GPL”). Any software provided under the GPL may be redistributed or modified under the terms of the GPL as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. A copy of the GPL will be distributed to Customer by Content Executive Inc with any software licensed under the GPL.
2.4 Audit Rights. If a Customer has purchased the Content Executive Inc Catalyst software or has obtained FTP access to the Content Executive Inc software, Content Executive Inc shall have the right, during the term of this Agreement and for a period of six (6) months thereafter, upon reasonable notice and at reasonable times, to access Customer’s location and files to inspect Customer’s use of the Content Executive Inc Catalyst, as well as computers and equipment used in connection therewith. Customer shall cooperate fully with any such audit or inspection. In the event that any audit shows any misuse, violation or breach of the Content Executive Inc Services or violation of this Agreement, Content Executive Inc shall be entitled to pursue any remedies available to it under this Agreement or otherwise at law or in equity. Content Executive Inc shall not be held liable for, and Customer hereby waives any right to, damages incurred during or as a result of Content Executive Inc’s access to Customer’s location and files.
2.5 Non-Exclusivity. The parties acknowledge and agree that Content Executive Inc is providing access to and use of the Content Executive Inc Services to multiple Customers and that such services are non-exclusive.
2.6 Availability. Content Executive Inc shall use commercially reasonable efforts to keep the Content Executive Inc Software available on a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week basis, subject to scheduled downtime for maintenance purposes, unscheduled maintenance and systems outages. The parties hereto acknowledge that since the Internet is neither owned nor controlled by any one entity, CONTENT EXECUTIVE INC HEREBY EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS AND MAKES NO GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES THAT ANY GIVEN USER WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE CONTENT EXECUTIVE INC CATALYST AT ANY GIVEN TIME, AND CONTENT EXECUTIVE INC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO CUSTOMER FOR FAILURE OF ACCESSIBILITY TO THE CONTENT EXECUTIVE INC CATALYST.
2.7 Content Executive Inc ‘s Licensors.
2.7.1 Terms and Conditions applicable to services provided by Content Executive Inc ‘s Licensors. Customer acknowledges and agrees that Content Executive Inc Services are provided, in some cases, by third party Licensors to Content Executive Inc (hereinafter “Third Party Licensors”). For all Content Executive Inc Services contained in the Content Executive Inc Catalyst that are provided by Third Party Licensors to Content Executive Inc, Customer agrees with and shall abide by all Third Party Licensor terms and conditions, if any. Such Third Party Licensor terms and conditions are available upon request (the “Additional Terms and Conditions”). Any Additional Terms and Conditions are in addition to and supplement the terms and conditions provided in this Agreement. Customer acknowledges and agrees that it will be subject to all Additional Terms and Conditions and that all such Additional Terms and Conditions shall be incorporated into the terms and conditions of this Agreement as if set forth fully herein. Customer further agrees that it will be subject to all Additional Terms and Conditions where Customer elects to add services to Content Executive Inc
2.7.2 Changes to Content Executive Inc Licensors. Customer acknowledges that Content Executive Inc may, at its sole discretion, change any Third Party Licensors that provide services under this Agreement, or add or delete discrete services from the Content Executive Inc Services. Content Executive Inc agrees to use reasonable efforts to prevent any service interruptions associated with Content Executive Inc ‘s decision, if any, to change Third Party Licensors. In the event that Content Executive Inc changes Third Party Licensors, Content Executive Inc may provide Customer with notification of changes in Third Party Licensors and refer Customer to information posted on Content Executive Inc’s website relative to that change which shall become Additional Terms and Conditions for the purposes of this Agreement.
ARTICLE 3—FEES; PAYMENT TERMS
3.1 Application and Use Fee. Customer shall pay any and all application fees and user fees, including but not limited to monthly fees and any taxes according to Content Executive Inc’s then-applicable fee schedule. Fee amounts are subject to change at any time, at Content Executive Inc’s sole discretion. Customer shall pay all amounts due under any invoice to Content Executive Inc within thirty (30) calendar days of invoice date (“Due Date”).
3.2 Late Payments. If Customer fails to pay any fee by the applicable Due Date, Content Executive Inc will have the right to: (a) assess late charges in an amount equal to the greater of fifteen percent (15%) of the outstanding past due amount per month, or the maximum allowable under applicable law; and/or (b) suspend access to any or all of the Content Executive Inc Services and/or performance of the services provided by Content Executive Inc hereunder and/or terminate this Agreement. Content Executive Inc will provide five (5) days written notice to Customer of any suspension or termination of Content Executive Inc Services. Any such suspension or termination will not relieve Customer from paying any outstanding fees plus interest and late charges. Customer will be responsible for any costs associated with collecting such fees including, without limitation, legal costs, attorneys’ fees, court costs and collection agency fees.
3.3 Taxes. Customer will pay or reimburse Content Executive Inc for all sales, use, transfer, privilege, excise and all other taxes and all duties, whether international, national, state or local, however designated, which are levied or imposed by reason of the performance by Content Executive Inc under this Agreement, excluding, however, income taxes or gross receipts taxes which may be levied against Content Executive Inc. Such taxes shall be reflected on Customer invoices.
ARTICLE 4—LIMITED WARRANTIES
4.1 Customer Warranty. Customer represents and warrants to Content Executive Inc that: (a) Customer has the authority to enter into this Agreement and perform its obligations under this Agreement; (b) Customer and its Authorized Users will only use the Content Executive Inc Services for lawful purposes and will not knowingly violate any law of any jurisdiction or country or the intellectual property rights of any third party; and (c) Customer warrants that it is not located in a jurisdiction or country where export or re-export of the contents of information received via the Internet is prohibited. Should Customer receive notice of any claim regarding the Content Executive Inc Services, Customer shall promptly provide Content Executive Inc with a written notice of such claim.
4.2 Content Executive Inc Warranty. Content Executive Inc warrants that: (a) Content Executive Inc has the authority to enter into this Agreement and perform its obligations under this Agreement; and (b) Content Executive Inc will perform the services required under this Agreement in a professional and workmanlike manner.
4.3 Disclaimer. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SET FORTH HEREIN, CONTENT EXECUTIVE INC MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY REGARDING OR RELATING TO ANY OF THE SERVICES AND/OR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE CONTENT EXECUTIVE INC SERVICES PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. CONTENT EXECUTIVE INC SPECIFI¬CALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
ARTICLE 5—LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
CONTENT EXECUTIVE INC’S HAS NO LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES OF ANY KIND. IN NO EVENT SHALL CONTENT EXECUTIVE INC BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS FOR ANY WEB SOLUTION CONTENT EXECUTIVE HAS CREATED.
Customer agrees to indemnify, defend (at Content Executive Inc’s sole option and at Customer’s sole expense) and hold harmless Content Executive Inc, its managers, directors, officers, employees, independent contractors and agents, and defend any action brought against same with respect to any claim, demand, cause of action, loss, debt, or liability, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, to the extent that such action is based upon a claim arising out of or relating to Customer’s use of and/or access to the Content Executive Inc Services or services provided hereunder, including but not limited to any claims, liability, or loss arising out of the sale or offer for sale of any illegal, infringing, counterfeit products or services or any other misuse of the Content Executive Inc Services by Customer or its Customers. Customer specifically acknowledges that Content Executive Inc shall not be liable to Customer for liability or losses, if any, incurred as a result of fraudulent or unauthorized misuse of Content Executive Inc Services.
Content Executive is specifically not responsible for the success or failure of your online business, business plan, marketing efforts or general operation and management of your web application. Content Executive is only liable for delivering the web solution proposed in this contract and contract deliverables. If customer hosts with Content Executive, Content Executive is only responsible for the hosting services described in the hosting section of this contract.
ARTICLE 7—CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
“Confidential Information” will include the terms of this Agreement, any software provided by Content Executive Inc under this Agreement, the logon identifiers and/or passwords provided to Customer and each Authorized User, the prices and fees charged under this Agreement, any other materials marked confidential by Customer or Content Executive Inc and any other information conveyed under this Agreement that is identified in writing as confidential at the time of its conveyance. Each party acknowledges and agrees that: (a) the Confidential Information constitutes valuable trade secrets of the party owning such Confidential Information; (b) it will use Confidential Information solely in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement; and (c) it will not disclose, or permit to be disclosed, the Confidential Information of the other party to any third party without the disclosing party’s prior written consent. Each party will take all reasonable precautions necessary to safeguard the confidentiality of the other party’s Confidential Information including, at a minimum, those precautions taken by a party to protect its own Confidential Information, which will in no event be less than a reasonable degree of care. Confidential Information will not include information that is: (a) publicly available; (b) already in the other party’s possession and not subject to a confidentiality obligation; (c) obtained by the other party from any source without any obligation of confidentiality; (d) independently developed by the other party without reference to the disclosing party’s Confidential Information; or (e) required to be disclosed by order of a court or other governmental entity; provided no less than ten (10) days written notice is given to the party owning such Confidential Information so that such party may obtain a protective order or other equitable relief.
ARTICLE 8—PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
No right (except for the license granted in Section 2.2 or 2.3), title or interest of intellectual property or other proprietary rights in and to the Content Executive Inc Services and/or other products or services made available under this Agreement is transferred to Customer hereunder. Content Executive Inc and its Third Party Licensors retain all right, title and interests, including, without limitation, all copyright, trade secret, intellectual property and other proprietary rights in and to the Content Executive Inc Services and/or other products or services provided under this Agreement. Customer will retain all right, title and interest to the documents created by Customer using the Content Executive Inc Services, subject to any rights of Content Executive Inc in underlying works from which such documents were derived.
ARTICLE 9—TERM AND TERMINATION
9.1 Term. This Agreement will commence as of the Effective Date and shall continue thereafter on a month-to-month basis unless terminated pursuant to Articles 3 or 9, OR UPON EMAIL OR TELEPHONE NOTICE TO THE CONTENT EXECUTIVE INC BILLING DEPARTMENT. ANY EMAIL NOTICE WILL BE DISREGARDED. WRITTEN NOTICE MAY BE MAILED DIRECTLY TO CONTENT EXECUTIVE INC AT:
1901 Locust Street
Saint Louis Missouri 63103
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if any separate contract is entered into in conjunction with these terms and conditions, the term of that separate contract shall take precedence over the month-to-month term set out in the immediately preceding paragraph.
9.2 Termination by Content Executive Inc. Content Executive Inc shall have the right to terminate this Agreement at any time and will give 30 days notice to remove your web solution from Content Executives Infastructure also if: (a) Customer fails to timely pay Content Executive Inc any amount due to Content Executive Inc under this Agreement; (b) Customer materially breaches any term or condition this Agreement, provided such breach is not cured by Customer within thirty (30) calendar days following Content Executive Inc ‘s notice to Customer of such breach; or (c) Customer (i) terminates or suspends its business activities; (ii) becomes insolvent, makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or becomes subject to direct control of a trustee, receiver or similar authority; or (iii) becomes subject to any bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding under federal or state statutes. (iv). Content Executive reserves the right to terminate at anytime if there is a dispute between the two parties.
9.3 Termination by Customer. Customer will have the right, upon thirty (30) days notice (as set forth below) to Content Executive Inc, to terminate this Agreement if Content Executive Inc is in material breach of this Agreement and Content Executive Inc fails to remedy such material breach within thirty (30) calendar days of its receipt of such written notice. Customer is responsible for all Content Executive Inc Service charges and fees up to and including the day client terminates this Agreement and all Content Executive Inc Services. To terminate this Agreement and any Content Executive Inc Service, the Customer must call the Content Executive Inc phone number (314-446-3393) and ask for the billing department. A termination representative will verify that the person calling is the owner of the site and will issue a termination number to the Customer. The termination number will serve as proof that the Content Executive Inc Service has been terminated. The Customer is responsible for all outstanding charges and fees up to the time the termination number is issued. FOR SECURITY PURPOSES, ALL E-MAIL NOTICES WILL BE DISREGARDED.
9.4 Obligations upon Termination or Expiration and Non-Renewal. Upon the expiration and non-renewal or termination of this Agreement for any reason: (a) Customer’s access to, and use of, the Content Executive Inc Services will terminate; (b) Customer will return to Content Executive Inc any and all Content Executive Inc Services, equipment, software, documentation or other deliverables provided to Customer by Content Executive Inc, including any copies thereof held by Customer; (c) Content Executive Inc will deliver to Customer all Customer documents and other materials (which may be obtained using Content Executive Inc’s create export file function) stored by Customer on the Content Executive Inc Network; and (d) each party shall return any and all Confidential Information in its possession to the party that disclosed such Confidential Information and provide written verification of same.
9.5 Survival. Any provisions of this Agreement that by their nature should survive termination of this Agreement will survive termination of this Agreement, including but not limited to Articles 6, 7, and 8.
10.1 Notices. Any written notice required or permitted to be delivered pursuant to this Agreement will be in writing and will be deemed delivered: (a) upon delivery if delivered in person; (b) three (3) business days after deposit in the United States mail, registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid; (c) upon transmission if sent via telecopier, with a confirmation copy sent via overnight mail; (d) one (1) business day after deposit with a national overnight courier, in each case addressed, in the case of Customer, the address listed in Content Executive Inc’s records, or in the case of Content Executive Inc, to 1901 Locust Street Saint Louis Missouri 63103 (or to such other address as may be specified upon notice).
10.2 Assignment. Customer will not assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement, in whole or in part, nor delegate or subcontract any of its rights or obligations hereunder, without Content Executive Inc’s prior written consent, which consent may be withheld, delayed or conditioned in Content Executive Inc’s sole discretion. Content Executive Inc will have the right to assign this Agreement, in whole or in part, to a third party at any time upon five (5) days written notice to Customer.
10.3 Force Majeure. Neither party shall have any liability to the other or to third parties for any failure or delay in performing any obligation under this Agreement due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control including, without limitation, acts of God or nature, actions of the government, fires, floods, strikes, civil disturbances or terrorism, or power, communications, satellite or network failures.
10.4 Waiver. Any waiver or modification of this Agreement will not be effective unless executed in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Content Executive Inc and Customer. The parties expressly disclaim the right to claim the enforceability or effectiveness of: (a) any amendments to this Agreement that are not executed by an authorized representative of Content Executive Inc and Customer; (b) any oral modifications to this Agreement; and (c) any other amendments that are based on course of dealing, waiver, reliance, estoppel or similar legal theory. The parties expressly disclaim the right to enforce any rule of law that is contrary to the terms of this Section. The failure of either party to enforce, or the delay by either party in enforcing, any of its rights under this Agreement will not be deemed to be a waiver or modification by such party of any of its rights under this Agreement.
10.5 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, in whole or in part, such holding will not affect the validity of the other provisions of this Agreement, unless Content Executive Inc in its sole discretion and in good faith deems the unenforceable provision to be essential, in which case Content Executive Inc will have the right to terminate this Agreement in accordance with Article 9.
10.6 Public Announcements. Customer hereby grants Content Executive Inc the right to use Customer’s name in press releases, product brochures and financial reports indicating that Customer is a Customer of Content Executive Inc.
10.7 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which so executed will be deemed to be an original and such counterparts together will constitute one and the same agreement.
10.8 Third Party Beneficiaries. Customer acknowledges that some Content Executive Inc Services may be provided by Third Party Licensors. Third Party Licensors are third party beneficiaries to this Agreement, and there are no other third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.
10.9 Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Dispute Resolution with Third Party Licensors. This Agreement will be interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri, without regard to conflict of law principles. All disputes arising out of this Agreement shall be brought only in the district and federal courts located in or for The City of Saint Louis, Missouri. EACH PARTY CONSENTS TO THE EXCLUSIVE PERSONAL JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF THE COURTS, STATE AND FEDERAL, LOCATED IN THE CITY OF SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI.
10.10 Non-solicitation. Customer acknowledges and agrees that the employees and consultants of Content Executive Inc are a valuable asset to Content Executive Inc and difficult to replace. Accordingly, Customer agrees that, during the term of this Agreement and for a period of twelve (12) months after the expiration and non-renewal or termination of this Agreement, Customer will not knowingly solicit or attempt to solicit any employee or consultant of Content Executive Inc.
10.11 Customer Security Responsibilities. The Customer is solely responsible for any breaches of security affecting servers under Customer control. If a Customer’s server or system is affected by a security breach or attack, it will be shut down and an immediate investigation will be launched to determine the cause/source of the attack. In such event, the Customer is responsible for the cost to rectify any damage done both to the Customer’s item and any other related area affected by the security breach. The labor used to rectify any such damage is categorized as emergency security breach recovery and is currently charged at $250.00 USD per hour. Enquiries regarding security matters may be directed to Head of Security at security@ThirdEyeMedia.net.
10.12 System And Network Security. Violations of system or network security are prohibited, and may result in criminal and civil liability. Content Executive Inc may investigate incidents involving such violations and may involve and will cooperate with law enforcement if a criminal violation is suspected. Examples of system or network security violations include, but are not limited to, the following:
Unauthorized access to or use of data, systems or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without express authorization of the owner of the system or network. Unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on any network or system without express authorization of the owner of the system or network.
Interference with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks.
Forging of any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an e-mail or a newsgroup posting.
Violators of the policy are responsible, without limitations, for the cost of labor to clean up and correct any damage done to the operation of the network and business operations supported by the network, and to respond to complaints incurred by Content Executive Inc. Such labor is categorized as emergency security breach recovery and is currently charged at $250 USD per hour required. Inquiries regarding security matters may be directed to Head of Security at email@example.com.
Content Executive Inc is concerned with the privacy of online communications and web sites. In general, the Internet is neither more nor less secure than other means of communication, including mail, facsimile, and voice telephone service, all of which can be intercepted and otherwise compromised. As a matter of prudence, however, Content Executive Inc urges its Customers to assume that all of their online communications are insecure. Content Executive Inc cannot take responsibility for the security of information transmitted over Content Executive Inc ‘s facilities.
10.15 Copyright Infringement – Software Piracy Policy. The Content Executive Inc service may only be used for lawful purposes. Transmission, distribution, or storage of any information, data or material in violation of United States or state regulation or law, or by the common law, is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights.
Making unauthorized copies of software is a violation of the law, no matter how many copies you are making. If you copy, distribute or install the software in ways that the license does not allow, you are violating federal copyright law. If caught with pirated software, you or your company may be liable under both civil and criminal law, and you may be liable for up to $150,000 per infringement.
In compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”), please send DMCA notifications of claimed copyright infringements to: Legal Department, Content Executive Inc, 1901 Locust Street Saint Louis Missouri 63103 Content Executive Inc will cooperate fully with any civil and/or criminal litigation arising from the violation of this policy.
10.16 Network Responsibility. Customers have a responsibility to use the Content Executive Inc service responsibly. This includes respecting the other Customers of Content Executive Inc. Content Executive Inc reserves the right to suspend and or cancel service with any Customer who uses the Content Executive Inc service in such a way that adversely affects other Content Executive Inc Customers. Content Executive Inc will attempt to contact the Customer prior to suspension or termination of a server(s), but cannot guarantee prior notification. This includes but is not limited to:
Attacking or attempting to gain unauthorized access to servers and services that belong to Content Executive Inc or its Customers (i.e. computer hacking), and/or
Participating in behavior, which result in reprisals that adversely effect the Content Executive Inc service or other Customers’ access to the Content Executive Inc service.
Content Executive Inc will react strongly to any use or attempted use of an Internet account or computer without the owner’s authorization. Such attempts include, but are not limited to, “Internet Scanning” (tricking other people into releasing their passwords), password robbery, security hole scanning, port scanning, etc. Any unauthorized use of accounts or computers by a Content Executive Inc Customer, whether or not the attacked account or computer belongs to Content Executive Inc, will result in severe action taken against the attacker. Possible actions include warnings, account suspension or cancellation, and civil or criminal legal action, depending on the seriousness of the attack. Any attempt to undermine or cause harm to a server, or Customer, of Content Executive Inc is strictly prohibited.
Violations of this policy may be reported directly to the FBI’s Infrastructure Protection & Computer Intrusion Squad at http://www.fbi.gov/hq.htm . Content Executive Inc will cooperate fully with any civil and/or criminal litigation arising from the violation of this policy.
10.17 Lawful Purpose. All services may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any applicable law, regulation, or the Content Executive Inc Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material or material protected by trade secret and other statute or dissemination of harmful or fraudulent content.
Using any Content Executive Inc service or product for the purpose of participating in any activity dealing with subject matters that are prohibited under applicable law is prohibited.
Any conduct that constitutes harassment, fraud, stalking, abuse, or a violation of federal export restriction in connection with use of Content Executive Inc services or products is prohibited. Using the Content Executive Inc network to solicit the performance of any illegal activity is also prohibited, even if the activity itself is not performed. In addition, knowingly receiving or downloading a file that cannot be legally distributed, even without the act of distribution, is prohibited.
Servers hosted within Content Executive Inc network are open to the public. You are solely responsible for your usage of the Content Executive Inc network and servers and any statement you make on servers hosted within the Content Executive Inc network may be deemed “publication” of the information entered. Acknowledging the foregoing, you specifically agree not to use our service in any manner that is illegal or libelous.
10.18 Child Pornography on the Internet. Content Executive Inc will cooperate fully with any criminal investigation into a Customer’s violation of the Child Protection Act of 1984 concerning child pornography. Customers are ultimately responsible for the actions of their clients over the Content Executive Inc network, and will be liable for illegal material posted by their clients.
According to the Child Protection Act, child pornography includes photographs, films, video or any other type of visual presentation that shows a person who is or is depicted as being under the age of eighteen years and is engaged in or is depicted as engaged in explicit sexual activity, or the dominant characteristic of which is the depiction, for a sexual purpose, of a sexual organ or the anal region of a person under the age of eighteen years or any written material or visual representation that advocates or counsels sexual activity with a person under the age of eighteen years.
Violations of the Child Protection Act may be reported to the U.S. Customs Agency at 1-800-BEALERT.
10.19 Unsolicited Commercial Email/Unsolicited Bulk Email (UCE/UBE). Unsolicited commercial email (“UCE”) is defined by Content Executive Inc as any electronic communication (e-mail, ICQ, IRC, Instant Messenger, etc.) sent for purposes of distributing commercial information of any kind, soliciting the purchase or sale of products or services or soliciting any transfer of funds to a recipient who has not agreed to receive such communication. Unsolicited bulk e-mail (“UBE”) is defined by Content Executive Inc as any electronic communication (e-mail, ICQ, IRC, Instant Messenger, etc.) to multiple recipients who have not agreed to receive such communication.
Use of the Content Executive Inc network, servers or services to transmit any unsolicited commercial or unsolicited bulk-e-mail is expressly prohibited, as is hosting web sites or services on a server, which are advertised in any UCE/UBE. Content Executive Inc also prohibits the sending of any fraudulent, malicious, harassing, false or misleading electronic communications, including, without limitation, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or e-mails with forged headers. Posting off-topic advertisements to Usenet discussion groups, ICQ, Instant Messenger, etc., is also expressly prohibited.
Additionally, Content Executive Inc Customers are expressly prohibited from sending any UCE/UBE from our network or any email from another network that in any way references a document, image, or Web site that resides on the Content Executive Inc network or in one of our data centers. Violations of this type may result in the termination of the offending Content Executive Inc account. Our Customers are ultimately responsible for any violations of the AUP by their clients, and any violation of the AUP by a client of a Content Executive Inc Customer shall be deemed a violation of the AUP by such Content Executive Inc Customer.
Customers whose actions directly or indirectly result in Content Executive Inc IP space being listed in any of the various abuse databases may be subject to having the offending domain(s), server(s), or user(s) immediately removed from our service. In addition, if Content Executive Inc in its sole discretion determines that a Customer is in violation of our AUP, Content Executive Inc may, at its sole discretion, restrict, suspend or terminate a Customer’s account. Content Executive Inc will attempt to contact the Customer prior to suspension or termination of a server(s), but cannot guarantee prior notification.
Any server suspended or terminated for AUP violations will be reconnected only after the Customer agrees in writing to cease all activities that violate the Content Executive Inc AUP and pays all applicable reconnect fees and related charges. Any server suspended a second time for AUP violations will be immediately and permanently removed from our network. Customers that Content Executive Inc determines in its sole discretion to be in violation of the Content Executive Inc AUP may be subject to additional fees or fines including, without limitation, any applicable reconnect fees. Violation of Content Executive Inc ‘s UCE/UBE policy may be reported to abuse@ThirdEyeMedia.net
10.20 Guidelines for Permission-Based Email. While Content Executive Inc prohibits the use of its systems or network to send unsolicited email (UCE/UBE) as described above, Customers may send permission-based email marketing, subject to the guidelines provided herein. Permission-based marketing is defined as electronic marketing that an end user agrees to receive. This is often referred to as ‘opt-in’ electronic marketing. All recipient information for such marketing conducted by Content Executive Inc Customers must be documented and cataloged by the Customer. This information is to include date, time, originating IP and the location from which the email address or other recipient information was obtained. Additionally, a Customer must at a minimum comply with the following guidelines, and any additional guidelines established by Content Executive Inc from time to time in its sole discretion, to engage in permission-based email marketing without violating the AUP:
1. All commercial or bulk email originating from a Content Executive Inc Customer on the Content Executive Inc network must have a working unsubscribe link. The Customer must honor all requests to unsubscribe within 72 hours. Additionally, there must be text in the email stating that while all requests to unsubscribe are honored, it may take up to 72 hours to process.
2. All commercial or bulk email originating from a Content Executive Inc Customer on the Content Executive Inc network must clearly list the email address to which the email was originally sent (the intended recipient’s email address) in the body of the message OR in the ‘TO:’ line of the email.
3. All Content Executive Inc Customers sending commercial or bulk email must have a working firstname.lastname@example.org address from EVERY domain associated with the email campaign. Additionally, the abuse@ address must be prominently posted on the front page of the associated web site. Customers must regularly answer any messages sent to the abuse@ address.
4. All Content Executive Inc Customers sending commercial or bulk email must register the abuse@ address for every domain associated with commercial email they send at abuse.net.
6. All commercial or bulk email sent must include information about where the email address was obtained in the body of the email. For example: “You opted-in to receive this email promotion from our web site or from one of our partner sites.”
7. All Content Executive Inc Customers sending commercial or bulk email must answer all complainants’ requests for details regarding where the complainant “opted-in” to receive electronic marketing within 72 hours. This information must include the date, time, originating IP and the location from which the email address or other recipient information was obtained. Instructions on how to get this information must be stated clearly in the body of the email. For example, a statement similar to the following must be present in the body of the email: “If you would like to learn more about how we received your email address, please contact us at email@example.com.” Requests for “opt-in” information must be responded to within 72 hours.
8. All Content Executive Inc Customers sending commercial or bulk email must be able to track and identify anonymous complainants. There are several software packages (such as RoboMail) that can help accomplish this.
9. If a Content Executive Inc Customer is using an affiliate program to send commercial or bulk email through the Content Executive Inc network and the affiliate program becomes subject to repeated abuse by users, the Customer must discontinue use of the affiliate program or be subject to immediate suspension or cancellation.
10. All Customers of Content Executive Inc are required to have up-to-date and valid contact information on file with their registrar for any domain hosted on the Content Executive Inc network.
Content Executive Inc reserves the right to test portions of Customer’s email list in response to complaints and request opt-in information from a random sample of that list at any time.
Content Executive Inc reserves the right to determine in its sole discretion the validity of Customer’s email list. Any list Content Executive Inc determines in its sole discretion to be in violation of this AUP must be removed immediately or the Customer will be subject to immediate suspension or termination. Repeated violations will result in permanent suspension.
Content Executive Inc reserves the right to test and otherwise monitor Customer’s compliance with the above guidelines and requirements at any time during the Customer’s term of service at Content Executive Inc.
If Content Executive Inc determines in its sole discretion that the Customer is not in strict compliance with the guidelines for permission-based e-mail marketing, then Content Executive Inc may immediately suspend or terminate the Customer’s service.
Content Executive Inc shall not be liable to Customer for any damages due to testing of the email list as outlined above.
10.21 IP Address Overlap. Content Executive Inc administers the network on which Customer servers reside. The Customer cannot use IP addresses which were not assigned to them by Content Executive Inc staff. Any server found using IPs which were not officially assigned will be suspended from network access until such time as the IP addresses overlap can be corrected.
10.22 Suspension. If Content Executive Inc, in its sole discretion, determines that a Customer’s server has become the source or target of any violation concerning the AUP, Content Executive Inc reserves the right to suspend network access to that server. While Content Executive Inc will attempt to contact the Customer before suspending network access to the Customer’s server(s), however prior notification to the Customer is not assured. In certain cases, Content Executive Inc will contact law enforcement and other agencies regarding these activities. Customer is responsible for all charges, as well as any fees relating to the investigation, suspension, administration and handling of their servers before, during and after the suspension period.
10.23 Headings. The headings used herein are for reference and convenience only and shall not enter into the interpretation hereof.
10.24 Entire Agreement. This Agreement, in conjunction with the Programming Proposal and Server Contract, both of which are attached hereto, contains the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes all previous communications, representations, understandings and agreements, either oral or written, between the parties with respect to said subject matter.