COMPUTING SERVICES TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

Blockchain Productivity, Inc. (the “Company”) provides computing Services and other computing support Services such as data storage. These Computing Services Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”), together with the executed order form or any other order form entered into online or any other online registration method offered by Company (the “Order Form”), govern your access and use of the Services, as defined herein. For the purpose of these Terms, “Customer” or “You” means the entity which has entered into the Order Form and which is granted access and use of the Services. 

 

Please read these Terms carefully as they govern Customer’s use of the Services. The applicable Order Form specifies the Services Customer is purchasing and the fees Customer is agreeing to pay. The Order Form, together with these Terms, as may be updated by Company from time to time (collectively, the “Agreement”) constitute the complete agreement between Company and Customer (each a “Party” and collectively, the “Parties”) and supersede any prior discussions or representations regarding Customer’s order or use of the Services. Any additional terms and/or conditions which Customer adds or incorporates into any purchase orders, statements of work, order forms, or any other document are excluded and shall be null and void.

 

BY EXECUTING OR CONFIRMING AN ORDER FORM TO WHICH THESE TERMS HAVE BEEN INCORPORATED, CUSTOMER EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT CUSTOMER HAS READ THESE TERMS AND AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THEM. IF YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS ON BEHALF OF A LEGAL ENTITY, YOU HEREBY REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO THESE TERMS ON BEHALF OF SUCH ENTITY AND BIND SUCH ENTITY TO THESE TERMS, IN WHICH CASE, THE TERM “CUSTOMER” WILL REFER TO SUCH ENTITY. 

 

IF CUSTOMER DOES NOT ACCEPT ALL THE TERMS HEREIN OR IF YOU ARE NOT AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE LEGAL ENTITY THAT WISHES TO ENTER INTO THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS.

  1. Definitions.

    1. “Authorized User” means an individual or entity which has been granted permission by Customer to access and use the Services on behalf of Customer and which has not been prohibited by Company from accessing and using the Services.

    2. “Company IP” means the Services, the Documentation, and any and all intellectual property provided to Customer or any Authorized User in connection with the foregoing. For the avoidance of doubt, Company IP does not include Customer Data.

    3. “Customer Data” means information, data, and other content, in any form or medium, that is submitted, posted, or otherwise transmitted by or on behalf of Customer or an Authorized User through the Services. 

    4. “Documentation” means Company's user manuals, handbooks, and guides relating to the Services which may be provided by Company to Customer either electronically or in hard copy form.

    5. “Equipment” means any computers, servers, and any other computing and storage hardware provided by Company as part of its Services. 

    6. “Order” means an applicable Order Form entered into by the Parties, subject to these Terms.

    7. “Services” means the Company’s AmbientCube service (“AmbientCube Service”), and any other service provided by Company pursuant to an applicable Order, including but not limited to the installation, monitoring, and maintenance and support of all Equipment. 

    8. "Third-Party Products" means any third-party products, including but not limited to Equipment and Software, described in an Order provided with or incorporated into the Services.

  2. Delivery of Services and Use. 

    1. Order of Services. Subject to and conditioned on Customer's payment of Fees and compliance with this Agreement, Company will provide Customer those Services specified in the Order. 

    2. Delivery of Services.

      1. Generally. Company will provide the Services, including the delivery of all necessary equipment and assistance with the connection of Customer’s network to the Services as set forth in the applicable Order.

      2. AmbientCube Service. The AmbientCube Service makes available a turn key offering by configuring a set of commuting devices, Company internal networking resources and supporting data storage and related Services. Data storage Services are made available to drive computing applications. Customer should maintain a separate and external replication of data stored in Company data storage facilities. Customer shall not maintain the sole copy of data in Company data storage unless specific arrangements have been made in addition to this agreement.

    3. Subscription to Services. Subject to Customer’s timely payment of all fees and its compliance with these Terms and each applicable Order, Company hereby grants to Customer a right to access and use the Services on a revocable, limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable basis, solely for use by Customer and its Authorized Users as contemplated by this Agreement during the Term. As part of the subscription to the Services, Company shall provide to Customer the necessary Equipment at the Company location to allow Customer to access the Services using industry accepted remote access procedures. Company may be able to provide supplemental services to Customer to optimize their remote connection and equipment at customer site at additional cost. 

    4. Documentation License. Company hereby grants to Customer a revocable, limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to use the Documentation during the Term solely for Customer's internal business purposes in connection with its use of the Services.

    5. Use Restrictions. Customer shall not, and shall not allow its Authorized Users to use the Services for any purpose beyond the scope of the access granted in this Agreement. Customer shall not at any time, directly or indirectly, and shall not permit any Authorized Users to: (i) copy, modify, or create derivative works of the Services or Documentation, in whole or in part; (ii) rent, lease, lend, sell, license, sublicense, assign, distribute, publish, transfer, or otherwise make available the Services or Documentation; (iii) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, decode, adapt, or otherwise attempt to derive or gain access to any software, Equipment, or any other hardware component of the Services, in whole or in part; (iv) remove any proprietary notices from the Services or Documentation; or (v) use the Services or Documentation in any manner or for any purpose that infringes, misappropriates, or otherwise violates any intellectual property right or other right of any person, or that violates any applicable law.

    6. Customer Support.  Company will make reasonably available an operations engineer (“Operations Engineer”) as Customer’s primary contact in connection with any support for the Services. Access to Operations Engineer will be available during regular business hours in the central time zone. Accommodations can be made to arrange for after hours support Services.

    7. Reservation of Rights. Company reserves all rights not expressly granted to Customer in this Agreement. Except for the limited rights expressly granted under this Agreement, nothing in this Agreement grants, by implication, waiver, estoppel, or otherwise, to Customer or any third party any intellectual property rights or other right, title, or interest in or to Company IP.

    8. Suspension. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, Company may temporarily suspend Customer's and any Authorized User's access to any portion or all of the Services if: (i) Company reasonably determines that (A) there is a threat or attack on any Services, Equipment, or Company IP; (B) Customer's or any Authorized User's use of Company IP disrupts or poses a security risk to Company IP or to any other customer or vendor of Company; (C) Customer, or any Authorized User, is using Company IP for fraudulent or illegal activities; (D) subject to applicable law, Customer has ceased to continue its business in the ordinary course, made an assignment for the benefit of creditors or similar disposition of its assets, or become the subject of any bankruptcy, reorganization, liquidation, dissolution, or similar proceeding; or (E) Company's provision of the Services to Customer or any Authorized User is prohibited by applicable law; (ii) any vendor of Company has suspended or terminated Company's access to or use of any third-party services or products required to enable Customer to access the Services; or (iii) in accordance with Section 4(a)(iii) (any such suspension described in subclause (i), (ii), or (iii), a “Service Suspension”). Company shall use commercially reasonable efforts to provide written notice of any Service Suspension to Customer and to provide updates regarding resumption of access to the Services following any Service Suspension. Company shall use commercially reasonable efforts to resume providing access to the Services as soon as reasonably possible after the event giving rise to the Service Suspension is cured. Company will have no liability for any damage, liabilities, losses (including any loss of data or profits), or any other consequences that Customer or any Authorized User may incur as a result of a Service Suspension. 

  3. Customer Responsibilities.

    1. General. Customer is responsible and liable for all uses of the Services and Documentation, directly or indirectly, whether such access or use is permitted by or in violation of this Agreement. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Customer is responsible for all acts and omissions of Authorized Users, and any act or omission by an Authorized User that would constitute a breach of this Agreement if taken by Customer will be deemed a breach of this Agreement by Customer.

    2. Third-Party Products. As part of the Services provided by Company, Company may from time to time make Third-Party Products available to Customer. For purposes of this Agreement, such Third-Party Products are subject to their own terms and conditions. If Customer does not agree to abide by the applicable terms for any such Third-Party Products, then Customer should not install or use such Third-Party Products.

    3. Customer is exclusively responsible for any and all expenses incurred in connection with use of computing Services or other supporting Services, including, but not limited to, Customer owned computers, maintenance of Customer’s internal data network, and connectivity services at Customer location.

  4. Fees and Payment. 

    1. Fees. Customer shall pay Company the fees ("Fees") as set forth in the Order without offset or deduction. Customer shall make all payments hereunder in US dollars on or before the due date set forth in the Order. If Customer fails to make any payment when due, without limiting Company's other rights and remedies: (i) Company may charge interest on the past due amount at the rate of the highest rate permitted under applicable law; (ii) Customer shall reimburse Company for all costs incurred by Company in collecting any late payments or interest, including reasonable attorneys' fees, court costs, and collection agency fees; and (iii) if such failure continues for five (5) days or more, Company may suspend Customer's and its Authorized Users' access to any portion or all of the Services until such amounts are paid in full.

    2. Taxes. All Fees and other amounts payable by Customer under this Agreement are exclusive of taxes and similar assessments. Customer is responsible for all sales, use, and excise taxes, and any other similar taxes, duties, and charges of any kind imposed by any federal, state, or local governmental or regulatory authority on any amounts payable by Customer hereunder, other than any taxes imposed on Company's income.

  5. Confidential Information. From time to time during the Term, either Party may disclose or make available to the other Party information about its business affairs, products, confidential intellectual property, trade secrets, third-party confidential information, and other sensitive or proprietary information, whether orally or in written, electronic, or other form or media, and whether or not marked, designated, or otherwise identified as "confidential" (collectively, "Confidential Information"). Confidential Information does not include information that a Party can demonstrate by written documentation at the time of disclosure is: (a) in the public domain; (b) known to the receiving Party at the time of disclosure; (c) rightfully obtained by the receiving Party on a non-confidential basis from a third party; or (d) independently developed by the receiving Party. The receiving Party shall not disclose the disclosing Party's Confidential Information to any person or entity, except to the receiving Party's employees who have a need to know the Confidential Information for the receiving Party to exercise its rights or perform its obligations hereunder. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each Party may disclose Confidential Information to the limited extent required (i) in order to comply with the order of a court or other governmental body, or as otherwise necessary to comply with applicable law, provided that the Party making the disclosure pursuant to the order shall first have given written notice to the other Party and made a reasonable effort to obtain a protective order; or (ii) to establish a Party's rights under this Agreement, including to make required court filings. On the expiration or termination of the Agreement, the receiving Party shall promptly return to the disclosing Party all copies, whether in written, electronic, or other form or media, of the disclosing Party's Confidential Information, or destroy all such copies and certify in writing to the disclosing Party that such Confidential Information has been destroyed. Each Party's obligations of non-disclosure with regard to Confidential Information are effective as of the Effective Date and will expire five years from the date first disclosed to the receiving Party; provided, however, with respect to any Confidential Information that constitutes a trade secret (as determined under applicable law), such obligations of non-disclosure will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement for as long as such Confidential Information remains subject to trade secret protection under applicable law.

  6. Intellectual Property Ownership. 

    1. Company IP. Customer acknowledges that, as between Customer and Company, Company owns all right, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to Company IP and, with respect to Third-Party Products, the applicable third-party providers own all right, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the Third-Party Products. 

    2. Customer Data. Company acknowledges that, as between Company and Customer, Customer owns all right, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to Customer Data. Customer hereby grants to Company a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, and otherwise use and display Customer Data and perform all acts with respect to Customer Data solely as may be necessary for Company to provide the Services to Customer and improve overall operations of Services delivery.

  7. Warranty Disclaimer. 

    1. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE. COMPANY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ALL WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE. COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND THAT THE SERVICES OR EQUIPMENT, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR RESULTS OF THE USE THEREOF, WILL MEET CUSTOMER'S OR ANY OTHER PERSON'S REQUIREMENTS, OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, ACHIEVE ANY INTENDED RESULT, BE COMPATIBLE OR WORK WITH ANY SOFTWARE, SYSTEM, OR OTHER SERVICES, OR BE SECURE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, FREE OF HARMFUL CODE, OR ERROR FREE. 

  8. Indemnification. 

    1. Company Indemnification. 

      1. Company shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Customer from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) ("Losses") incurred by Customer resulting from any third-party claim, suit, action, or proceeding ("Third-Party Claim") that the Services, or any use of the Services in accordance with this Agreement, infringes or misappropriates such third party's US patents, copyrights, or trade secrets, provided that Customer promptly notifies Company in writing of the claim, cooperates with Company, and allows Company sole authority to control the defense and settlement of such claim. 

      2. If such a claim is made or appears possible, Customer agrees to permit Company, at Company's sole discretion, to (A) modify or replace the Services, or component or part thereof, to make it non-infringing, or (B) obtain the right for Customer to continue use. If Company determines that neither alternative is reasonably available, Company may terminate this Agreement, in its entirety or with respect to the affected component or part, effective immediately on written notice to Customer. 

      3. This Section 8(a) will not apply to the extent that the alleged infringement arises from: (A) use of the Services in combination with data, software, hardware, equipment, or technology not provided by Company or authorized by Company in writing; and (B) modifications to the Services not made by Company. 

    2. Customer Indemnification. Customer shall indemnify, hold harmless, and, at Company's option, defend Company from and against any Losses resulting from any Third-Party Claims based on Customer's or any Authorized User's (i) negligence or willful misconduct; (ii) use of the Services in a manner not authorized by this Agreement; (iii) use of the Services in combination with data, software, hardware, equipment, or technology not provided by Company or authorized by Company in writing; or (iv) modifications to the Services not made by Company, provided that Customer may not settle any Third-Party Claim against Company unless Company consents to such settlement, and further provided that Company will have the right, at its option, to defend itself against any such Third-Party Claim or to participate in the defense thereof by counsel of its own choice and any Third-Party Claim that Customer Data, or any use of Customer Data in accordance with this Agreement, infringes or misappropriates such third party's US intellectual property rights. 

    3. Sole Remedy. THIS 8 SETS FORTH CUSTOMER'S SOLE REMEDIES AND COMPANY’S SOLE LIABILITY AND OBLIGATION FOR ANY ACTUAL, THREATENED, OR ALLEGED CLAIMS THAT THE SERVICES INFRINGE, MISAPPROPRIATE, OR OTHERWISE VIOLATE ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY. IN NO EVENT WILL COMPANY’S LIABILITY UNDER THIS SECTION 8 EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID TO COMPANY BY CUSTOMER IN THE PRECEDING SIX (6) MONTHS. 

  9. Limitations of Liability. IN NO EVENT WILL COMPANY BE LIABLE UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT UNDER ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, AND OTHERWISE, FOR ANY: (a) CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, ENHANCED, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES; (b) INCREASED COSTS, DIMINUTION IN VALUE OR LOST BUSINESS, PRODUCTION, REVENUES, OR PROFITS; (c) LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION; (d) USE, INABILITY TO USE, LOSS, INTERRUPTION, DELAY, OR RECOVERY OF ANY DATA, OR BREACH OF DATA OR SYSTEM SECURITY; OR (e) COST OF REPLACEMENT GOODS OR SERVICES, IN EACH CASE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER COMPANY WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES OR SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES WERE OTHERWISE FORESEEABLE. IN NO EVENT WILL COMPANY’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT UNDER ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, AND OTHERWISE EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNTS PAID TO COMPANY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IN THE SIX (6) MONTHS PERIOD PRECEDING THE EVENT. 

  10. Term and Termination. 

    1. Term. The term of this Agreement begins on the Effective Date and, unless terminated earlier pursuant to this Agreement's express provisions, will continue in effect for the term set forth in the applicable Order (the "Term"). 

    2. Termination. In addition to any other express termination right set forth in this Agreement:

      1. Company may terminate this Agreement, effective on written notice to Customer, if Customer: (A) fails to pay any amount when due hereunder, and such failure continues more than five (5) days after Company's delivery of written notice thereof; or (B) breaches any of its obligations under Section 2(d) or 6;

      2. either Party may terminate this Agreement, effective on written notice to the other Party, if the other Party materially breaches this Agreement, and such breach: (A) is incapable of cure; or (B) being capable of cure, remains uncured ten (10) days after the non-breaching Party provides the breaching Party with written notice of such breach; or

      3. either Party may terminate this Agreement, effective immediately upon written notice to the other Party, if the other Party: (A) becomes insolvent or is generally unable to pay, or fails to pay, its debts as they become due; (B) files or has filed against it, a petition for voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy or otherwise becomes subject, voluntarily or involuntarily, to any proceeding under any domestic or foreign bankruptcy or insolvency law; (C) makes or seeks to make a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or (D) applies for or has appointed a receiver, trustee, custodian, or similar agent appointed by order of any court of competent jurisdiction to take charge of or sell any material portion of its property or business.

      4. either Party may terminate this Agreement, effective 60 days after acknowledged receipt of notice, for convenience. The Terminating Party will provide a written explanation of the reason(s) for termination. 

    3. Effect of Expiration or Termination. Upon expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement, Customer shall immediately discontinue use of Company IP and, without limiting Customer's obligations under 6, Customer shall delete, destroy, or return all copies of Company IP and certify in writing to Company that Company IP has been deleted or destroyed. No expiration or termination will affect Customer's obligation to pay all Fees that may have become due before such expiration or termination or entitle Customer to any refund.

  11. Miscellaneous. 

    1. Entire Agreement. This Agreement, together with any other documents incorporated herein by reference, constitutes the sole and entire agreement of the Parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, and representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter.

    2. Notices. All notices, requests, consents, claims, demands, waivers, and other communications hereunder (each, a "Notice") must be in writing and addressed to the Parties at the addresses set forth in the Order. All Notices must be delivered by personal delivery, nationally recognized overnight courier (with all fees pre-paid), facsimile or email (with confirmation of transmission), or certified or registered mail (in each case, return receipt requested, postage pre-paid). Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, a Notice is effective only: (i) upon receipt by the receiving Party; and (ii) if the Party giving the Notice has complied with the requirements of this Section.

    3. Force Majeure. In no event shall either Party be liable to the other Party, or be deemed to have breached this Agreement, for any failure or delay in performing its obligations under this Agreement (except for any obligations to make payments), if and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by any circumstances beyond such Party's reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, flood, fire, earthquake, pandemic, explosion, war, terrorism, invasion, riot or other civil unrest, strikes, labor stoppages or slowdowns or other industrial disturbances, or passage of law or any action taken by a governmental or public authority, including imposing an embargo.

    4. Amendment and Modification; Waiver. No amendment to or modification of this Agreement is effective unless it is in writing and signed by an authorized representative of each Party. No waiver by any Party of any of the provisions hereof will be effective unless explicitly set forth in writing and signed by the Party so waiving. Except as otherwise set forth in this Agreement, (i) no failure to exercise, or delay in exercising, any rights, remedy, power, or privilege arising from this Agreement will operate or be construed as a waiver thereof, and (ii) no single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power, or privilege hereunder will preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power, or privilege.

    5. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability will not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction. Upon such determination that any term or other provision is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the Parties shall negotiate in good faith to modify this Agreement so as to effect their original intent as closely as possible in a mutually acceptable manner in order that the transactions contemplated hereby be consummated as originally contemplated to the greatest extent possible.

    6. Governing Law; Submission to Jurisdiction. This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of South Dakota without giving effect to its choice or conflict of law provision or rule. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial or other Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.

    7. Assignment. Customer may not assign any of its rights or delegate any of its obligations hereunder, in each case whether voluntarily, involuntarily, by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Company, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld. Any purported assignment or delegation in violation of this Section will be null and void. No assignment or delegation will relieve the assigning or delegating Party of any of its obligations hereunder. This Agreement is binding upon and inures to the benefit of the Parties and their respective permitted successors and assigns. 

    8. Export Regulation. Customer shall comply with all applicable federal laws, regulations, and rules, and complete all required undertakings (including obtaining any necessary export license or other governmental approval), that prohibit or restrict the export or re-export of the Services or any Customer Data outside the US. 

    9. Equitable Relief. Each Party acknowledges and agrees that a breach or threatened breach by such Party of any of its obligations under 6 or, in the case of Customer, Section 2(c), would cause the other Party irreparable harm for which monetary damages would not be an adequate remedy and agrees that, in the event of such breach or threatened breach, the other Party will be entitled to equitable relief, including a restraining order, an injunction, specific performance, and any other relief that may be available from any court, without any requirement to post a bond or other security, or to prove actual damages or that monetary damages are not an adequate remedy. Such remedies are not exclusive and are in addition to all other remedies that may be available at law, in equity, or otherwise. 

    10. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which is deemed an original, but all of which together are deemed to be one and the same agreement.