The following are the “Terms and Conditions” which govern the delivery of the consulting services provided by Big Co. Small Co, LLC (“BCSC”) to the customer noted in the applicable Services Schedule (“Customer”) which is executed by and between the parties and references these Terms and Conditions.
Project Authorization & Services. The “Services” provided under these Terms and Conditions will be those set forth in any mutually agreed services schedule, BCSC (“Quote”), Order Form, Statement of Work or other document executed by BCSC and Customer referencing these Terms and Conditions (each, a “Services Schedule”). The Services may include (a) configuration, implementation, training or other consultation related to a BCSC product or service that Customer has received rights to use under a separate agreement, and/or (b) strategic, advisory, design and/or other consulting services related to technology implementation. Each Services Schedule shall be governed by these Terms and Conditions. Customer warrants that the individual executing the Services Schedule is a duly authorized representative of Customer.
Payment for Services. Services fees are invoiced in full upon receipt of an order, with payment terms of Net 30, except as otherwise specified on the applicable Services Schedule. The fees specified in the Services Schedule are the total fees and charges for the Services and will not be increased during the term of the Services Schedule except as the parties may agree in writing. Customer is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local sales, use or other taxes due on the Services rendered hereunder, except for taxes based on BCSC income. If any change affects the time or cost of performance under the applicable Services Schedule, an adjustment in the time and/or compensation to be paid thereunder shall be agreed to in writing by the parties before such modification shall be effective. BCSC shall be reimbursed for the travel expenses specified in the Services Schedule, if any.
Term and Termination. These Terms and Conditions shall remain in effect from the effective date specified in the Services Schedule through the completion of the Services contemplated in the Services Schedule. Each Services Schedule, with respect to the Services, shall become effective on the effective date specified in the applicable Services Schedule (“Services Effective Date”) and shall expire on the date that Services are completed thereunder (“Services Completion Date”). Either party may terminate the Services Schedule upon written notice given to the other party, if the other party materially breaches the Services Schedule and fails to cure such breach within thirty (30) days following receipt of notice describing the breach. Upon termination by Customer for BCSC's material breach, Customer shall be liable only for payment for the Services rendered through the termination date, and shall receive from BCSC a pro-rata refund of any unused, prepaid fees for Services.
Provision of Services. BCSC will perform Services based on a schedule mutually agreed to by the parties. Services will expire unless the Services are scheduled and delivered within six (6) months from the date they were ordered. Services will ordinarily be performed by a BCSC service representative or other authorized representative of BCSC. Customer agrees, however, that BCSC, in its sole discretion, may provide the Services through a third party representative.
Access. Customer shall provide BCSC with access to data, materials, software and hardware as reasonably required for BCSC to perform the Services (“Customer Materials”). Customer hereby grants BCSC a limited right to use such Customer Materials solely for the purpose of performing Services hereunder. Customer represents and warrants that it has all rights necessary in the Customer Materials to provide them to BCSC for such purpose. Customer shall provide BCSC with safe access to Customer’s premises as reasonably required for BCSC to perform the Services, if onsite performance of Services is needed and agreed to by Customer. BCSC personnel shall comply with the reasonable written rules and regulations of Customer related to use of its premises, provided that such written rules and regulations are provided to BCSC prior to commencement of the Services. BCSC shall not be responsible for failures or delays in performing Services due to Customer’s failure or delay to provide access to Customer Materials or Customer premises or due to Customer-imposed or government-imposed security requirements.
Intellectual Property Rights. Customer has and will retain sole and exclusive right, title and interest in and to all Customer Confidential Information, Customer Materials, Third Party Data, and Third Party Account Information (collectively, “Customer Property”), including any and all intellectual property rights therein. BCSC has and will retain sole and exclusive right, title and interest in and to all BCSC Confidential Information, BCSC products, BCSC services, and all BCSC technology, platforms, methodologies, processes, techniques, ideas, concepts, designs, tools, trade secrets and know-how, and any modifications, improvements or derivative works of the foregoing, including any and all intellectual property rights therein, (collectively, “BCSC Property”). However, BCSC's ownership rights do not extend to Customer Property embedded or incorporated in the foregoing items.
Unless expressly stated otherwise in Services Schedule, BCSC will retain all right, title and interest in and to all deliverables, work product, designs, methodologies, processes, techniques, ideas, concepts, designs, tools, trade secrets and know-how, and any modifications, improvements or derivative works of the foregoing resulting from or used in providing the Services of the type described in Section 1(a) above, excluding any and all Customer Property, including any and all intellectual property rights therein (“Configuration Services Results”). Upon full and final payment of all fees and expenses owing to BCSC under the applicable Services Schedule, BCSC hereby grants to Customer the same rights to use the Configuration Services Results as the rights granted to Customer under the BCSC agreement with respect to the BCSC software or “software as a service” product to which such Configuration Services Results pertains. Unless expressly stated otherwise in the applicable Services Schedule, BCSC hereby assigns to Customer, upon full and final payment of Fees due hereunder, all right, title and interest in and to the data delivered or made available to Customer as result of Services of the type described in Section 1(b) above (“Customer Data”). Unless expressly stated otherwise in the applicable Services Schedule, BCSC will retain all right, title and interest in and to all deliverables, work product, designs, methodologies, processes, techniques, ideas, concepts, designs, tools, trade secrets and know-how, and any modifications, improvements or derivative works of the foregoing resulting from or used in providing the Services of the type described in Section 1(b) above, including all intellectual property rights therein (“Professional IT Services”), but excluding all Customer Property and all Customer Data. If applicable, based on the description included in the applicable Services Schedule, upon full and final payment of all fees and expenses owing to BCSC under the applicable Services Schedule, BCSC hereby grants to Customer a non-exclusive, worldwide, non-transferable, royalty-free license to access and use the deliverables provided to Customer, during the term specified in the applicable Services Schedule, for the purpose(s) outlined in the Services Schedule.
Warranty. Provided that Customer performs its obligations to BCSC under these Terms and Conditions and the applicable Services Schedule, BCSC warrants to Customer that the Services performed by BCSC will be performed consistent with generally accepted industry practice. BCSC warranty shall expire 30 days after the applicable Services Completion Date or earlier termination. BCSC's warranty shall only be effective if Customer notifies BCSC of the breach of warranty within 30 days after the applicable Services Completion Date. BCSC's sole and exclusive obligation for breach of warranty shall be, at BCSC's option, to (a) use commercially reasonable efforts to perform the Services in a manner that conforms to the warranty, or (b) refund to Customer the fees paid by Customer to BCSC for the nonconforming Services. The remedies set forth in this paragraph are Customer’s exclusive remedies for any breach of warranty.
Exclusion of Warranties. EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS WARRANTY SET FORTH IN SECTION 8 OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”. BCSC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT, DESIGN OR SUITABILITY, OR QUALITY OF SERVICE. WITH RESPECT TO THE PROJECT OR ANY GOODS, SERVICES OR OTHER MATERIALS DELIVERED BY BCSC, BCSC DOES NOT GUARANTEE IN ANY WAY THAT THE RESULTS OF ANY ANALYSIS AND REPORTS IT PRODUCES ARE ACCURATE. NO WARRANTIES SHALL ARISE UNDER THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY, NONE OF BCSC's REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR OBLIGATIONS UNDER THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SHALL APPLY WITH RESPECT TO THIRD PARTY DATA OR THIRD PARTY PLATFORMS. BCSC MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS AND WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY THIRD PARTY DATA, INCLUDING THE ACCURACY OR LEGALITY OF ANY THIRD PARTY DATA. ALL SERVICES WITH RESPECT TO THIRD PARTY PLATFORMS AND THIRD PARTY DATA ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”, AND MAY BE DISCONTINUED AT ANY TIME BY BCSC.
Limitation of Liability. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO THE CONTRARY, THE ENTIRE LIABILITY OF EITHER PARTY TO THE OTHER ARISING OUT OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SERVICES PERFORMED HEREUNDER SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY CUSTOMER TO BCSC UNDER THE APPLICABLE SERVICES SCHEDULE. IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS OR DATA) WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES IN ADVANCE. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT THE LIMITATIONS SPECIFIED IN THIS SECTION 10 WILL SURVIVE AND APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY SPECIFIED IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
BCSC is willing to enter into these Terms and Conditions and the Services Schedule and perform Services for Customer only in consideration of and in reliance upon the provisions of these Terms and Conditions limiting BCSC's exposure to liability, including but not limited to the provisions contained above. Such provisions constitute an essential part of the bargain underlying these Terms and Conditions and the Services Schedule and have been reflected in the consideration specified therein.
Independent Contractor. BCSC is, and throughout the term of these Terms and Conditions and the Services Schedule shall be, an independent contractor, and not an employee, partner or agent, of Customer. BCSC shall not be entitled to nor receive any benefit normally provided to Customer’s employees such as, but not limited to, vacation payment, retirement, health care or sick pay. Customer shall not be responsible for withholding income or other taxes from the payments made to BCSC employees or authorized representatives.
Confidentiality. Each party may have access to information that is confidential and proprietary to the other party (“Confidential Information”). “Confidential Information” shall include any and all technical and non-technical information of each party, including but not limited to (a) patent and patent applications, (b) trade secrets, and (c) proprietary information–mask works, ideas, samples, media, techniques, sketches, drawings, works of authorship, models, inventions, know-how, processes, apparatuses, equipment, algorithms, software programs, software source documents, and formulae related to the current, future, and proposed products and services of each of the parties, and including, without limitation, their respective information concerning research, experimental work, development, design details and specifications, engineering, financial information, procurement requirements, purchasing, manufacturing, Customer lists, investors, employees, business and contractual relationships, business forecasts, sales and merchandising, marketing plans and any other information of a similar nature. Each party agrees not to make Confidential Information available in any form to any third party except to such party’s employees, contractors, agents or service providers who are required to know to allow such party to exercise its rights or perform obligations under these Terms and Conditions or to use the Confidential Information for any purpose other than in the performance of these Terms and Conditions. Each party agrees to take all reasonable steps to ensure that Confidential Information is secure and not disclosed or distributed by such party’s employees or agents in breach of this Section 12. Upon request of the disclosing party, the receiving party will destroy the disclosing party’s Confidential Information, other than archival back-up copy. The obligations of this provision shall not apply to any such Confidential Information which, after the date hereof, becomes publicly available without a breach of these Terms and Conditions, or is disclosed to a third party without similar restriction on the third party’s rights, or is already known in the relevant industry. This Section 12 will survive termination of these Terms and Conditions and the applicable Services Schedule.
Assignment. Neither party may assign or delegate its rights and obligations under thesevTerms and Conditions and the Services Schedule to any third party without the prior consent of the other party to these Terms and Conditions (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld); provided, however, that a “change of control” transaction shall not be deemed assignment or delegation under these Terms and Conditions.
Governing Law and Venue. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of Ohio, exclusive of its choice of law rules, as such law applies to agreements between Ohio residents entered into and to be performed within Ohio, except as governed by federal law. Any controversy or claim arising out of or in any way connected with these Terms and Conditions or the Services Schedule, or the alleged breach thereof shall be brought in the state and federal courts located in the State of Ohio. Each party waives any right it may have to assert the doctrine of forum non conveniens or similar doctrine or to object to venue with respect to any proceeding brought in accordance with this paragraph.
Entire Agreement. These Terms and Conditions, together with all applicable Services Schedule executed by the parties constitute the entire agreement between the parties, and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements, proposals or representations, written or oral, concerning its subject matter. No modification, amendment or waiver of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be effective unless in writing and signed by the party against whom the modification, amendment or waiver is to be asserted. Notwithstanding any language to the contrary therein, no terms or conditions stated in a Customer purchase order or in any other Customer order documentation shall be incorporated into or form any part of these Terms and Conditions, and all such terms or conditions shall be null and void. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held to be unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be reformed to the extent necessary to make it enforceable.