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Terms of use

Definitions

Add-On Services: means additional services or functionality that may be added to the Customer Subscription.

Agreement: these Terms of Use and any Order.

Data: the data inputted by the Customer, or by MetaVault on the Customer’s behalf or otherwise generated in respect to the Customer’s use of the Services.

Fees: the fees payable by the Customer to MetaVault for a Subscription.

Heightened Cybersecurity Requirements: any laws, regulations, codes, guidance (from regulatory and advisory bodies. Whether mandatory or not), international and national standards, industry schemes and sanctions, which are applicable to either the Customer or a User relating to security of network and information systems and security breach and incident reporting requirements, which may include the cybersecurity Directive ((EU) 2016/1148), Commission Implementing Regulation ((EU) 2018/151), the Network and Information systems Regulations 2018 (SI 506/2018), all as amended or updated from time to time.

Initial Term: the initial term of this Agreement, which shall commence on the Start Date.

Intellectual Property Rights: all intellectual and industrial property rights including patents, know-how, registered trade marks, registered designs, utility models, applications for and rights to apply for any of the foregoing, unregistered design rights, unregistered trade marks, rights to prevent passing off for unfair competition and copyright, database rights, topography rights, domain names and any other rights in any invention, discovery or process, in each case in the United Kingdom and together with all renewals and extensions.

Limited Use Subscription: our limited free subscription service.

Minimum Specification: means the specification which the Customer hardware is required to meet in order to use the Services, as revised from time to time.

Order: the Customer order for a Premium Subscription.

Premium Subscription: our enhanced paid for subscription services.

Renewal Term: the Initial Term and any subsequent terms described in clause 15.1.

Start Date: the date MetaVault first make the Services available to the Customer.

Services: means the Services to be provided to the Customer under a Subscription.

Subscription: means either a Limited Use Subscription or Premium Subscription.

Term: the Initial Term as detailed in any Order.

The Customer: means the business detailed in the Order.

Users: the individuals who are authorised by the Customer to use the Services in accordance with this Agreement and the applicable Subscription.

User Subscription: the user subscriptions purchased by the Customer which entitle Users to access and used the Services in accordance with this agreement.

Vulnerability: a weakness in the computational logic (for example, code) found in software and hardware components that when exploited, results in a negative impact to the confidentiality, integrity, or availability. A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to
it as it is in force for the time being, taking into account any amendment, extension, or re-enactment and includes any subordinate, interim or provisional legislation for the time being in force made under it. Any words following the terms including, include, in particular, for example or any other similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words, description, definition, phrase or terms preceding those terms. References to clauses and schedules are to the clauses and schedules of this Agreement; references to paragraphs are to paragraphs of the relevant schedule to this Agreement. The details of the Customer Subscription and the Order part of this Agreement and shall have effect as if set out
in full in the body of this Agreement.

1. Services

1.1 This Agreement will operate as a framework agreement which defines the contractual terms and conditions under which MetaVault will supply Services to the Customer.

1.2 Terms of this Agreement. This Agreement shall commence on the Start Date when Services are made available to the Customer and shall continue throughout any Initial Term unless earlier terminated in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

1.3 Provision of Services. MetaVault shall, during the Term, use commercially reasonable endeavours to make the Services available 24 hours a day seven days a week, except for unscheduled maintenance performed outside of normal business hours, provided that MetaVault has used reasonable endeavours to give the Customer at least 4 hours’ notice in advance.

1.4 Support Services. MetaVault will, as part of the Services, provide the Customer with MetaVault’s standard customer support services as detailed in the Customer Subscription. MetaVault may amend its support services at its discretion from time to time.

1.5 Updating Service. As part of its updating service MetaVault shall provide error correction, patches, fixes and updates to the Services as generally made available to its customers. Where requested, the Customer may be required to update the Customer’s IT hardware or software in order to continue to comply with any required Minimum Specification for the Services. For the avoidance of doubt the cost of the updating service described in this clause is included in the Subscription Fees, but excludes any sum payable by the Customer to ensure compatibility with the Services. MetaVault shall have no liability whatsoever for any failure of Customer hardware or software to comply with the Minimum Specification.

1.6 Service Improvements. the Customer acknowledge that MetaVault may change or modify the Services from time to time. MetaVault shall only be required to provide the Customer with reasonable notice of a change or modification to the Services in advance if the change of modification is material (and does not extend or enhance the functionality or architecture of the Services) or may substantially adversely affect the Customer’s use of the Services.

1.7 Any dates quoted for delivery of Services are approximate only. Any services which are not detailed in the Customer Subscription are out of scope and subject to additional charges.

1.8 Variation to this Agreement or Prices. MetaVault may make changes to this Agreement from time to time on reasonable advance notice to the Customer of no less than 30 days. Any revised version of this Agreement shall automatically apply to any Renewal Term or any Add-On Services when purchased.

1.9 Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the Customer acknowledge that the Services have not been developed to meet the Customer individual requirements and that it is therefore the Customer responsibility to ensure that the facilities and functions of the Services meet the Customer requirements.

2. Accessing and using MetaVault Services

2.1 Limited Use Subscription. Our Limited Use Subscription limits your use to certain restricted functionality and a maximum of 2 Users. Limited support for Limited Use Subscriptions is provided through the app.

2.2 The Customer’s responsibility to understand MetaVault Services. The Customer acknowledges and agrees that whilst the Services are designed for ease of use, it is the Customer’s responsibility to ensure that any individuals involved in accessing and using the Services are appropriately trained in the use of any applicable technology and understand and are familiar with the Services and any training materials made available to the Customer relating to them. In the event that MetaVault identify that any repeated requests for assistance are as a result of inadequate training either in respect to the Customer own systems or the Services, this assistance will be provided as additional services, at MetaVault’s discretion. The Customer is solely responsible for ensuring that all users of the Services are appropriately trained in its use. MetaVault shall have no responsibility to provide support if support issues are deemed by MetaVault to be the result of misuse or lack of appropriate training by the Customer in the use of Services.

2.3 The Customer acknowledges that the provision of Services to the Customer is based on the Customer meeting applicable service requirements (“Set Up Requirements”).

2.4 In the event that the Customer does not provide MetaVault  with the information MetaVault requires from the Customer (and that information is accurate and complete in all respects) at each stage of the onboarding and set up process or otherwise comply with the Set Up Requirements, MetaVault will not be liable for the Customer’s inability to make use of the Services in whole or part, and any additional work required by MetaVault to support the Customer onboarding, access to the Services or to otherwise assist in Set Up shall be chargeable (and provided at our discretion) as additional services at MetaVault’s standard rates then in force. MetaVault is not liable for any delay or inability to use or access the Services in whole or part directly or indirectly caused by a delay by the Customer or any third party or any failure to comply with the Customer obligations under this Agreement.

3. Licence

3.1 Subject to the Customer entering into a Limited Use Subscription and/or purchasing the User Subscriptions in accordance with this Agreement, the restrictions set out in this clause 3 and the other terms and conditions of this Agreement, MetaVault hereby grants to the Customer a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable, revocable right: (a) to permit Users to use the Services during the Term; and, (b) to access and use the Services within the limits of the Subscription the Customer have purchased.

3.2 Limitations on Use. The rights provided under this Agreement are granted to the Customer only, and shall not be considered granted to any subsidiary or holding company unless otherwise agreed in writing.

3.3 Maximum number of users. In relation to Users, the Customer undertakes that: (a) the maximum number of Users that it authorises to access and use the Services shall not exceed the User Subscriptions it has purchased from time to time or the limitations in the Limited Use Subscription; (b) it will not allow any User Subscription to be used by more than 1 individual User unless it has been reassigned to another User; (c) each User shall comply with all guidance provided by MetaVault with regards to the security of their login credentials and keep this information confidential.

3.4 Exceeding the limits of the Customer Subscription or Services. If the Customer’s use of the Services exceeds any limits detailed in any Subscription, MetaVault shall be entitled to automatically increase its Fees applicable to the Customer use or to increase the Customer Fees to account for such additional use of the Services. The Customer agrees to pay any applicable increase in Fees for such charges within 30 days of receipt of invoice. If at any time it becomes apparent to MetaVault that the Customer has underpaid Fees, all Fees applicable to the Customer actual historical use will be immediately payable to account for any shortfall. MetaVault may audit the Customer’s use of the Services at any time to ensure compliance with this Agreement.

3.5 Where the Customer amends their Subscription part way through any Term including by the addition of Add-On Services or additional Users, such additional Fees as may be payable from the date of activation by MetaVault for the remainder of the then current Term.

Upgrading Limited Use Subscription. The Customer may at any time upgrade from a Limited Use Subscription to a Premium Subscription. In order for any upgrade to be processed, the Customer shall provide to MetaVault all relevant valid, up-to-date and complete contact, payment and billing information as requested by MetaVault. A delay in providing this information or inaccurate information will delay the ongoing provision of Services. MetaVault shall invoice the Customer for the Fees payable for the Premium Subscription and the applicable term monthly in arrears.

4. MetaVault's Obligations

4.1 Warranty. MetaVault warrants that it will perform the Services substantially in accordance with the material terms of any documentation describing the services functionality and with reasonable skill and care.

4.2 The undertaking at clause 4.1 shall not apply to the extent of any non-conformance which is caused by use of the Services contrary to MetaVault’s instructions, or modification or alteration of the Services by any party other than MetaVault. If the Services do not conform with the foregoing warranty, MetaVault will, at its expense, use all reasonable commercial endeavours to correct any such non-conformance promptly, or if reasonably practicable, provide the Customer with an alternative means of accomplishing the desired performance. Such correction or substitution constitutes the Customer sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of the warranty set out in this clause. Notwithstanding the foregoing, MetaVault: (a) does not warrant that the Customer use of the Services will be uninterrupted or error-free; nor that the Services, and/or the information obtained by the Customer through the Services will meet the Customer requirements; and (b) is not responsible for any delays, delivery failures, or any other loss or damage resulting from the transfer of data over communications networks and facilities, including the internet, and the Customer acknowledge that the Services may be subject to limitations, delays and other problems inherent in the use of such communications facilities.

4.3 MetaVault does not warrant that the Services will be free from Vulnerabilities or that the Services will comply with Heightened Cybersecurity Requirements.

4.4 MetaVault shall have no obligation to provide any services under this clause (and shall be entitled to charge the Customer additional charges at its then current rates) where faults or support requests arise from: (a) misuse, incorrect or unauthorised use of the Services; (b) failure of the Customer hardware or software or any part of it; (c) use of the Services not in accordance with guidance provided by, or in combination with any hardware or software not approved by, MetaVault; (d) any breach of the Customer obligations under this Agreement.

4.5 The warranties and representations set out in this clause are in lieu of all other express or implied warranties or conditions, including implied warranties or conditions of satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose, in relation to this agreement. Without limitation, MetaVault specifically denies any implied or express representation that the Services will be fit for any purpose or use other than that specifically stated by MetaVault in writing.

5. Integration with Third Parties

5.1 The Customer acknowledges that the Services enable or assist access to the Services by third parties for the purpose of carrying out transactions and transfers. The use of this functionality is solely at the Customer’s own risk. MetaVault shall have no liability or obligation whatsoever in relation to the use or misuse of the Services by any third-party, or any transactions or transfers completed (or not completed), and any contract entered into by the Customer, with any such third party. Any contract entered into and any transaction completed through the Services is between the Customer and the relevant third party. The Customer accepts all responsibility for and agrees to release MetaVault entirely from any claims, liabilities, disputes, actions or proceedings arising from or connected to the Customer’s interaction with any third party through, or as a result of the provision of Services or in respect to any transfer or transaction.

5.2 Third Party Software. MetaVault shall provide any Third-Party Software to the Customer under the standard licence terms provided by the relevant third party. MetaVault is not responsible in any way for any third party software’s performance, features or failures and makes no warranty in respect to the software being fit for the Customer purposes.

6. Restrictions of use and Acceptable use Policy

6.1 The Customer shall not access, store, distribute or transmit any viruses, or any material during the course of its use of the Services that: (a) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, infringing, harassing or racially or ethnically offensive; (b) facilitates illegal activity; (c) depicts sexually explicit images; (d) promotes violence; (e) is discriminatory based on race, gender, colour, religious belief, sexual orientation, disability, or any other illegal activity; (f) causes damage or injury to any person or property; or (g) there has been unauthorised or suspected fraudulent or otherwise suspicious activity related to the Customer’s use of the Services; and MetaVault reserves the right, without liability to the Customer, to disable the Customer access to Services as a result of a breach of the provisions of this clause.

6.2 Except to the extent expressly permitted under this Agreement and to the maximum extent permitted by law, the Customer shall not: (a) (i) attempt to copy, reproduce, modify, duplicate, create derivative works from, frame, mirror, republish, download, display, transmit, or distribute all or any portion of the Services in any form or media or by any means; or (ii) attempt to reverse compile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise reduce to human-perceivable form all or any part of the Services; or; (b) access all or any part of the Services in order to build a product or service which competes with the Services; or (c) use the Services to provide services to third parties or offer any part of the Services for sale or distribution over any other medium; or (d) license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, display, disclose, or otherwise commercially exploit, or otherwise make the Services available to anyone except the Users; or (e) attempt to obtain, or assist third parties in obtaining, access to the Services; or (f) permit any third party to benefit from the use or functionality of the Services.

7. The Customer Obligations

7.1 The Customer shall: (a) provide MetaVault with all necessary and timely co-operation in relation to this Agreement; including all necessary access to such information as may be required by MetaVault in order to render the Services, including but not limited to, Data and documentation requested for the provision of the Services (and ensure that such information and data is accurate in all material respects). MetaVault is not liable for any inability to use the Services in whole or part directly or indirectly caused by the Customer or any third party; (b) appoint an individual who shall have the authority to contractually bind the Customer on matters relating to the Services; (c) be responsible (at the Customer’s own cost) for ensuring that the Customer hardware and software complies with the relevant specifications to use the Services provided by MetaVault, including the Minimum Specification, as amended from time to time; (d) comply with all applicable laws and regulations with respect to the Customer activities under this Agreement and in the Customer use of the Services;

7.2 The Customer is responsible for ensuring that the User’s use of the Services is in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and shall be responsible for any User’s breach of this Agreement. The Customer undertakes that each User shall keep their credentials secure for their use of the Services. To the extent permissible by law, MetaVault will not be liable for any loss that the Customer, a User or any third party may incur as a result of any use or misuse of any part of the Services, whether with or without the Customer’s knowledge.

7.3 The Customer shall be responsible for:
(a) Safeguarding and Security. be solely responsible for procuring and maintaining the Customer network connections and telecommunications links from its systems to the Services, and all problems, conditions, delays, delivery failures and all other loss or damage arising from or relating to the Customer network connections or telecommunications links or caused by the internet;
(b) operate best practice and ensure appropriate security precautions are taken in connection with its use of the Services. The Customer is responsible for taking all reasonable steps to mitigate the risks inherent in the provision and receipt of the Services, including data loss and taking  all reasonable and usual precautions to safeguard the Customer IT infrastructure, including operating firewalls and virus checks and implementing effective and appropriate data security in respect to the provision and receipt of Services.
(c) Transfers and Transactions. MetaVault is a service provider, MetaVault does not engage in any correspondence between Users of the Services and does not participate in any part of any transaction, transfer or part of any contract. The Customer agrees to indemnify MetaVault, in full in respect to any claim made against MetaVault by any party accessing and/or using the Services made available to the Customer under this Agreement. The Customer accepts all responsibility for and agrees to release MetaVault entirely from any claims, liabilities, disputes, actions or proceedings arising from or connected to the Customer interactions with the Services or any third party as a result of our provision of Services.
(d) Compliance with Legal Requirements. the Customer is solely responsible for ensuring that the Customer’s use of the Services complies with any legal or regulatory requirements and is not fraudulent.

8. Data and Data Protection

8.1 Customer Data. The Customer shall own all rights, title and interest in and to all of the Data and shall have sole responsibility for the legality, reliability, integrity, accuracy and quality of the Data.

8.2 MetaVault shall, in providing the Services, comply with its Privacy Policy relating to the privacy and security of the Data as amended from time to time by MetaVault in its sole discretion.

8.3 MetaVault acknowledges that all intellectual property and other proprietary rights in all data generated from the use by the Customer of the Services (the “Service Data”) are owned and shall continue to be owned by the Customer.

8.4 The Customer grant to MetaVault a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free license to use any data generated from the Customer use of the Services (“Service Data”) and any Data (provided that such data is anonymised) for the purpose of: (a) statistical analysis and monitoring, querying and analysing such data for the purpose of providing the Services and improving the quality of services MetaVault provides to its customers; (b) exercising its rights and fulfilling its other obligations under this Agreement; (c) complying with any applicable governmental or regulatory requirements; and/or (d) any other commercial purposes of MetaVault.

8.5 The parties acknowledge that if MetaVault processes any personal data on the Customer behalf when performing its obligations under this agreement, the Customer are the controller and MetaVault is the processor for the purposes of the Data Protection Legislation. Schedule 1 sets out the obligations of the parties in respect to the processing of personal data.

9. Suspension of Services

9.1 MetaVault may suspend Services without liability if: (a) MetaVault reasonably believes that the Services are being used in breach of the Agreement and the Customer does not remedy the failure within 14 days of MetaVault's written notice to the Customer describing the breach; (b) the Customer doesn’t co-operate with MetaVault’s reasonable investigation of any suspected violation of the Agreement; (c) there is an attack on the Services or the Services are accessed by or manipulated by a third party without MetaVault's consent; (d) MetaVault is required by law to suspend the Services or the Customer access to the  Services; (e) there has been unauthorised or suspected fraudulent or suspicious activity relates to the Customer’s use of the Services; or (f) there is another event for which MetaVault reasonably believe that suspension of the Services is necessary to protect its or any other party’s network, system, the Services or other customers.

9.2 MetaVault will use reasonable endeavours to give the Customer advance notice of a suspension under this Clause 9, unless MetaVault determines in its reasonable commercial judgement that an immediate suspension is necessary to protect MetaVault or its customers from imminent and significant operational or security risk, or if to do so would be unlawful or MetaVault have grounds to suspect fraudulent or any other form of criminal use of the Services.

9.3 For the avoidance of doubt, any suspension of Services, unless caused directly by MetaVault, shall not suspend the Customer’s obligation to pay any Fees.

10. Charges and Payment

10.1 The Customer shall pay the Fees to MetaVault in accordance with this clause 10, subject to any other payment terms detailed in the Order, or as otherwise agreed between the parties.

10.2 The Customer shall provide to MetaVault relevant valid, up-to-date and complete contact and billing details and MetaVault shall invoice the Customer for the Fees payable for the Premium Subscription and the applicable term monthly in arrears.

10.3 If MetaVault has not received payment within 7 days after the due date for any Fees, then without prejudice to any other rights and remedies of MetaVault: (a) MetaVault may, without liability to the Customer, on 2 days advance notice, disable the Customer account and suspend access to all or part of the Services and MetaVault shall be under no obligation to provide any or all of the Services while the invoice(s) concerned, any interest, administrative and legal costs of collecting payment and any further sums payable, remain unpaid; and (b) interest shall accrue on such due amounts at an annual rate equal to 4% over the then current base lending rate of Lloyds TSB at the date the relevant invoice was issued, commencing on the due date and continuing until fully paid, whether before or after judgment.

10.4 All amounts and fees stated or referred to in this Agreement: (a) are non-cancellable and non-refundable; (b) are exclusive of applicable tax, which shall be added to MetaVault's invoice(s) at the appropriate rate.

10.5 MetaVault shall be entitled to increase the Fees payable for Services at the start of each Renewal Term, on 90 days' prior written notice to the Customer. In the event that the Customer does not agree to such increase, the Customer may terminate this Agreement at the end of the then current Renewal Term. In the event that the Customer does not notify MetaVault that the Customer object to any increase, the Renewal Term shall be extended and include the increase in Fees accordingly.

11. Proprietary Rights

11.1 The Customer acknowledges and agrees that MetaVault and/or its licensors are the sole and exclusive owners of all intellectual property and other proprietary rights in the Services. Except as expressly stated herein, this Agreement does not grant the Customer any rights to, or in, patents, copyrights, database rights, trade secrets, trade names, trademarks (whether registered or unregistered), or any other rights or licenses in respect of the Services.

11.2 Subject to Clause 13, if any claim is brought against the Customer that the normal use or possession of the Services in accordance with this Agreement infringes the intellectual property rights of a third party in the UK, MetaVault shall indemnify the Customer for any amounts awarded against the Customer in judgment or settlement of such claims provided that: (a) the Customer immediately notify MetaVault in writing of any such claim of which the Customer becomes aware and provides MetaVault with reasonable co-operation in the defence and settlement of such claim; (b) the Customer does not make any admission as to liability or compromise or agree any settlement of any claim without the prior written consent of MetaVault; (c) MetaVault is given sole authority to defend or settle the claim.

11.3 In the defence or settlement of any claim, MetaVault may procure the right for the Customer to continue using the Services, replace or modify the Services so that they become non-infringing or, if such remedies are not reasonably available, terminate this agreement on 2 Business Days’ notice to the Customer without any additional liability or obligation to pay liquidated damages or other additional costs to the Customer.

11.4 In no event shall MetaVault, its employees, agents and sub-contractors be liable to the Customer to the extent that the alleged infringement is based on: (a) a modification of the Services by anyone other than MetaVault; or (b) the Customer use of the Services in a manner contrary to the instructions given to the Customer by MetaVault; or (c) the Customer use of the Services after notice of the alleged or actual infringement from MetaVault or any appropriate authority.

11.5 The foregoing states the Customer sole and exclusive rights and remedies, and MetaVault’s (including the MetaVault’s employees’, agents’ and sub-contractors’) entire obligations and liability, for infringement of any patent, copyright, trade mark, database right or right of confidentiality.

12. Confidentiality

12.1 Each party may be given access to Confidential Information from the other party in order to perform its obligations under this Agreement. A party's Confidential Information shall not be deemed to include information that: (a) is or becomes publicly known other than through any act or omission of the receiving party; (b) was in the other party's lawful possession before the disclosure; (c) is lawfully disclosed to the receiving party by a third party without restriction on disclosure; (d) is independently developed by the receiving party, which independent development can be shown by written evidence; or (e) is required to be disclosed by law, by any court of competent jurisdiction or by any regulatory or administrative body, provided that to the extent practicable and permitted by law, the receiving party shall promptly notify the disclosing party in advance of such requested disclosure and provide the disclosing party with an opportunity to object to such request.

12.2 Each party shall hold the other's Confidential Information in confidence and, unless required by law, not make the other's Confidential Information available to any third party, or use the other's Confidential Information for any purpose other than the implementation of this Agreement.

12.3 Each party shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that the other's Confidential Information to which it has access is not disclosed or distributed by its employees or agents in violation of the terms of this Agreement.

12.4 Neither party shall be responsible for any loss, destruction, alteration or disclosure of Confidential Information caused by any third party, provided that such party has taken reasonable steps to protect and avoid the loss, destruction, alteration or disclosure of such Confidential Information.

12.5 The Customer acknowledges that details of the Services, and the results of any performance, security, penetration, vulnerability or other logical, analytical, data or information gathering tests carried out on the Services, constitute MetaVault's Confidential Information.

12.6 MetaVault acknowledges that the Customer Data is the Customer Confidential Information.

12.7 This clause 12 shall survive termination of this Agreement, however arising.

13. Indemnity

13.1 The Customer shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless MetaVault against claims, actions, liabilities, proceedings, losses, damages, expenses and costs (including without limitation court costs and reasonable legal fees) arising out of or in connection with: (i) the Customer or any User's use of the Services; or (ii) the Customer collection, use, processing and/or transfer of any Data, Service Data or other personal data; or (iii) any claim of any of any kind including legal fees arising from any claim, demand or action alleging that any use the Customer make of the Services is contrary to any law, code or regulation in any country.

13.2 MetaVault’s indemnity if Services infringe any third party IP / MetaVault breaches DPA 2018. MetaVault shall, subject to clause 14.4, defend the Customer against any claim that: (a) the Services infringe any United Kingdom patent effective as of the Start Date, UK copyright, trade mark, or right of confidentiality; (b) MetaVault have breached the Data Protection Act 2018, and shall indemnify the Customer for any amounts awarded against the Customer in judgment or settlement of such claims, provided that: (i) MetaVault is given prompt notice of any such claim; (ii) the Customer provide reasonable co-operation to MetaVault in the defence and settlement of such claim, at MetaVault's expense; and (iii) MetaVault is given sole authority to defend or settle the claim. In the defence or settlement of any claim, MetaVault may procure the right for the Customer to continue using the Services, replace or modify the Services so that they become non-infringing or, if such remedies are not reasonably available, and MetaVault are unable, after best efforts, to procure for the Customer the right to continue using the Services or to provide  functionally equivalent Services, terminate this agreement on 14 Business Days’ notice without further liability to the Customer.

13.3 Exclusions to MetaVault’s IP and Data Protection Indemnity. In no event shall MetaVault, its employees, agents and sub-contractors be liable to the Customer to the extent that the alleged infringement is based on: (a) a modification of the Services by anyone other than MetaVault; or (b) the Customer use of the Services in a manner contrary to the instructions given to the Customer by MetaVault; or (c) the Customer use of the Services after notice of the alleged or actual infringement from MetaVault or any appropriate authority.

13.4 The foregoing states each party’s sole and exclusive rights and remedies, and each party’s (including that party’s employees', agents' and sub-contractors’) entire obligations and liability, for infringement of any patent, copyright, trade mark, database right or right of confidentiality.

14. Limitation of Liability

14.1 This clause 14 sets out the entire financial liability of MetaVault (including any liability for the acts or omissions of its employees, agents and sub-contractors) to the Customer in respect of: (a) any breach of this Agreement and any support services; (b) any use made by the Customer of the Servicesor any part of them; and (c) any representation, statement or tortious act or omission (including negligence) arising under or in connection with this Agreement.

14.2 Except as expressly and specifically provided in this agreement: (a) MetaVault shall have no liability for any damage caused by errors or omissions in any information, instructions or scripts provided to MetaVault by the Customer in connection with the services, or any actions taken by MetaVault at the Customer direction; (b) all warranties, representations, conditions and all other terms of any kind whatsoever implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, disclaimed and excluded from this agreement including, without limitation, any warranties of title, merchantability, or fitness for a particular use or purpose; and (c) the Services are provided to the Customer on an "as is" basis.

14.3 Nothing in this Agreement excludes the liability of either party: (a) for death or personal injury caused by MetaVault's negligence; or, (b) for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

14.4 Subject to clause 14.1 and clause 14.3: (a) to the maximum extent permitted by law, MetaVault shall not be liable, whether in tort (including for negligence or breach of statutory duty), contract, misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise for any loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses or loss or corruption of data or information, or pure economic loss, or for any special, indirect, punitive, exemplary or consequential loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses however arising under or relating to this agreement, even if MetaVault has been advised of the possibility thereof, and regardless of the legal or equitable theory (contract, tort or otherwise) upon which the claim is based; and (b) MetaVault's total aggregate liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of this Agreement shall be limited to the total amount of Fees paid by the Customer to MetaVault during the 6 months immediately preceding the date on which the claim arose. As the Fees for the service properly reflect the delineation of risk between the parties, each party agrees to ensure that it will be responsible for making its own arrangements for the insurance of any loss in excess of its accepted legal liability as necessary.

14.5 Under no circumstances shall MetaVault be responsible or liable for any harm caused by the transmission, through the Services, of a computer virus, or other computer code or programming device that might be used to access, modify, delete, damage, corrupt, deactivate, disable, disrupt, or otherwise impede in any manner the operation of any of the Customer software, hardware, data or property.

14.6 Under no circumstances shall MetaVault be responsible or liable for: (a) any inaccuracy, error or delay in, or omission of any data or information entered into the Services by the Customer or any third party; (b) any error or delay in the transmission of such data or information; or (c) any interruption in any such data or information.

15. Term and Termination

15.1 This Agreement shall, unless otherwise terminated as provided in this clause 15, commence on the Start Date and shall continue through the Initial Term and (unless otherwise stated in the Order) thereafter, this Agreement shall be automatically renewed for successive rolling periods of 1 month (each a Renewal Term), unless: (a) either party notifies the other party of termination, in writing, at least 60 days before the end of the Initial Term or 10 days before any Renewal Term, in which case this Agreement shall terminate upon the expiry of the applicable Initial or Renewal Term; or (b) otherwise terminated in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.

15.2 The Initial Term together with any subsequent Renewal Terms shall constitute “the Term”.

15.3 Without affecting any other rights that it may be entitled to, either party may terminate this Agreement without liability to the other if: (a) the other party commits a material breach of any of the terms of this Agreement and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 30 days of that party being notified in writing of the breach; or (b) the other party has a receiver or administrative receiver appointed over it or over any part of its business or assets or passes a resolution for winding up (except for the purposes of a genuine scheme of solvent amalgamation or reconstruction) or a court of competent jurisdiction makes an order to that effect, or becomes subject to an administration order or enters into any voluntary arrangement with its creditors, or it ceases or threatens to cease or carry on business.

15.4 Without affecting any other rights that it may be entitled to, MetaVault may terminate the Agreement for breach if: (a) payment of any invoiced amount (except to the extent such invoice is disputed in good faith) or Fee payable is overdue and following notification to the Customer, the Customer do not pay the overdue amount within 7 Business Days of a written notice from MetaVault; (b) the Customer breach the acceptable use policy in clause 4.

15.5 On termination of this Agreement for any reason: (a) all licences and access to the Services granted under this Agreement shall immediately terminate and the method of access supplied to the Customer will automatically expire and the Services will cease to operate immediately; and (b) it is the Customer’s responsibility to arrange for any migration or extraction of data prior to the date of termination. MetaVault may destroy or otherwise dispose of any of the Customer Data in its possession at any time following the termination of this agreement for any reason (c) the accrued rights of the parties as at termination, or the continuation after termination of any provision expressly stated to survive or implicitly surviving termination, shall not be affected or prejudiced.

15.6 MetaVault shall on termination provide the Customer with sufficient credentials to access the Services to transfer any applicable assets or data. Such access shall be limited access and made available to the Customer for a period of no more than 10 days (unless otherwise agreed by MetaVault, in advance, in writing).

15.7 The parties may following termination agree a 30 day transition period for Services to continue, subject to the payment of an agreed fee in advance to MetaVault.

15.8 If this Agreement is terminated prior to the end of the Initial Term or any Renewal Term, other than for material breach by MetaVault under clause 14.3, all fees payable up to the end of the Initial Term or any Renewal Term and all other fees due and payable to MetaVault under this Agreement shall be immediately due and payable to MetaVault.

16. Force Majeure

16.1 MetaVault shall have no liability to the Customer under this Agreement if it is prevented from or delayed in performing its obligations under this Agreement, or from carrying on its business, by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of MetaVault or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport or telecommunications network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of MetaVault's or sub-contractors for so long as said cause persists, provided that the Customer are notified of such an event and its expected duration.

17. General

17.1 No variation or modification of this Agreement shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by both parties (or their authorized representatives).

17.2 No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under this Agreement or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.

17.3 Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, the rights and remedies provided under this Agreement are in addition to, and not exclusive of, any rights or remedies provided by law.

17.4 If any provision (or part of a provision) of this Agreement is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall remain in force. If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision would be valid, enforceable or legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with whatever modification is necessary to give effect to the commercial intention of the parties.

17.5 This Agreement, and any documents referred to in it, constitute the whole agreement between the parties and supersede any previous arrangement, understanding or agreement between them relating to the subject matter they cover. Each of the parties acknowledges and agrees that in entering into this Agreement it does not rely on any undertaking, promise, assurance, statement, representation, warranty or understanding (whether in writing or not) of any person (whether party to this Agreement or not) relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, other than as expressly set out in this Agreement.

17.6 The Customer shall not, without the prior written consent of MetaVault, assign, transfer, charge, sub-contract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement. MetaVault may at any time assign, transfer, charge, sub-contract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement.

17.7 Nothing in this Agreement is intended to or shall operate to create a partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise or employment relationship between the parties, or authorise either party to act as agent for the other, and neither party shall have the authority to act in the name or on behalf of or otherwise to bind the other in any way (including, but not limited to, the making of any representation or warranty, the assumption of any obligation or liability and the exercise of any right or power).

17.8 This Agreement does not confer any rights on any person or party (other than the parties to this Agreement and, where applicable, their successors and permitted assigns).

17.9 Each of the provisions of clauses 6.4 through 6.8, 8.2, and 10 through 19 shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement in accordance with their terms.

17.10 This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties on separate counterparts, each of which, when executed and delivered, shall be deemed to be an original, and all of which, when taken together, shall constitute but 1 and the same Agreement.

18. Notices

18.1 Any notice required to be given under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or sent by pre-paid first-class post or recorded delivery post to the other party at its address set out in this Agreement, or such other address as may have been notified by that party for such purposes as set out in this Agreement. A notice delivered by hand shall be deemed to have been received when delivered (or if delivery is not in business hours, at 9 am on the first business day following delivery). A correctly addressed notice sent by pre-paid first-class post or recorded delivery post shall be deemed to have been received at the time at which it would have been delivered in the normal course of post. A notice sent by e-mail shall be deemed to have been received at 9 am on the first day following delivery. Where MetaVault is required under this Agreement to give the Customer any notice in writing, MetaVault may give this notice by letter or by email.

19. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

19.1 This Agreement and any disputes or claims arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of England.

19.2 The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this Agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

Schedule 1 – Data Processing Obligations

Data Protection Legislation: means the data privacy laws applicable to the processing services provided by the Parties to each other, including, where applicable, the Directive 95/46/EC, as amended or replaced by any subsequent regulation, directive or other legal instrument of the European Union including by the GDPR or similar law, the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 or the e-Privacy Regulation 2017, or  the applicable data privacy laws of any other relevant jurisdiction, including the DPA, and all applicable formal or informal guidance, rules, requirements, directions, guidelines, recommendations, advice, codes of practice, policies, measures or publications of the Information Commissioner’s Office, other relevant regulator, and/or relevant industry body in each case in any relevant jurisdiction;

The personal data may be transferred or stored outside the EEA or the country where the Customer and the Authorised Users are located in order to carry out the Services and MetaVault’s other obligations under this agreement.

The Customer will ensure that it has all necessary appropriate consents and notices in place to enable lawful transfer of the personal data to MetaVault for the duration and purposes of this agreement so that MetaVault may lawfully use, process and transfer the personal data in accordance with this agreement on the Customer behalf.

MetaVault shall, in relation to any personal data processed in connection with the performance by MetaVault of its obligations under this agreement: (a) process that personal data only on the Customer documented written instructions unless MetaVault is required by the laws of any member of the European Union or by the laws of the European Union applicable to MetaVault and/or Domestic UK Law (where Domestic UK Law means the UK Data Protection Legislation and any other law that applies in the UK) to process personal data (Applicable Laws). Where MetaVault is relying on Applicable Laws as the basis for processing personal data, MetaVault shall promptly notify the Customer of this before performing the processing required by the Applicable Laws unless those Applicable Laws prohibit MetaVault from so notifying the Customer; (b) not transfer any personal data outside of the European Economic Area and the United Kingdom unless the following conditions are fulfilled: (i) the Customer or MetaVault has provided appropriate safeguards in relation to the transfer; (ii) the data subject has enforceable rights and effective legal remedies; (iii) MetaVault complies with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation by providing an adequate level of protection to any personal data that is transferred; and (iv) MetaVault complies with reasonable instructions notified to it in advance by the Customer with respect to the processing of the personal data; (c) assist the Customer, at the Customer cost, in responding to any request from a data subject and in ensuring compliance with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation with respect to security, breach notifications, impact assessments and consultations with supervisory authorities or regulators; (d) notify the Customer without undue delay on becoming aware of a personal data breach; (e) at the written direction of the Customer, delete or return personal data and copies thereof to the Customer on termination of the agreement unless required by Applicable Law to store the personal data; and (f) maintain complete and accurate records and information to demonstrate its compliance with this Schedule 1 and immediately inform the Customer if, in the opinion of MetaVault, an instruction infringes the Data Protection Legislation.

Each party shall ensure that it has in place appropriate technical and organisational measures, reviewed and approved by the other party, to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data, appropriate to the harm that might result from the unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction or damage and the nature of the data to be protected, having regard to the state of technological development and the cost of implementing any measures (those measures may include, where appropriate, pseudonymising and encrypting personal data, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of its systems and services, ensuring that availability of and access to personal data can be restored in a timely manner after an incident, and regularly assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of the technical and organisational measures adopted by it).

The Customer consent to MetaVault appointing third party’s as a third-party processor of personal data under this agreement. MetaVault confirms that it has entered or (as the case may be) will enter with the third-party processor into a written agreement incorporating terms which are substantially similar to those set out in this Schedule 1 and in either case which MetaVault confirms reflect and will continue to reflect the requirements of the Data Protection Legislation.

Either party may, at any time on not less than 30 days’ notice, revise this Schedule 1 by replacing it with any applicable controller to processor standard clauses or similar terms forming part of an applicable certification scheme (which shall apply when replaced by attachment to this agreement).
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