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Patexia Subscription Terms and Conditions

These Patexia Subscription Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern your purchase of a subscription to and use of our services, as well as any Beta Version or Free Version of the Service.

BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, EITHER BY CLICKING A BOX INDICATING YOUR ACCEPTANCE OR BY EXECUTING A SERVICE ORDER THAT REFERENCES THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU ARE ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND A SERVICE ORDER ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY AND YOUR AFFILIATES TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND THAT SERVICE ORDER. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY, OR IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MUST NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND MAY NOT USE THE SERVICE.

1. Definitions

1.1 "Affiliate" means any entity that, directly or indirectly, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with such entity (but only for so long as such control exists), where "control" means the ownership of more than 50% of the outstanding shares or securities representing the right to vote in the election of directors or other managing authority of such entity.

1.2 "Agreement" means these Terms and Conditions together with any Service Orders you enter into with us.

1.3 "Authorized User" means your employee or your Affiliate’s employee for whom you create a unique user name and password under your account.

1.4 "Client Software" means software components, if any, to be installed on your, your Affiliates’, or your Authorized Users’ computer systems or devices, in connection with use of the Service.

1.5 "Documentation" means our user documentation, in all forms, relating to the Service (e.g., user manuals, on-line help files, etc.).

1.6 “Free Version” means a version of the Service that is provided without charge.

1.7 “Reports” means reports or other information you generate using the Services based on the data available through the Service.

1.8 "Service" means the service identified in the Service Order, as we may modify the service from time to time in our discretion, including any associated Client Software provided by us to you.

1.9 "Service Order" means an ordering document entered into between you and us specifying the services to be provided thereunder, including any addenda and supplements thereto. If you electronically order Services through www.patexia.com, the terms specified on the applicable webpage and the information you enter while placing the order will be considered a Service Order when accepted by us. By entering into a Service Order, an Affiliate agrees to be bound by the terms of this Agreement as if it were an original party to the Agreement.

1.10 "Subscriber Data" means any data uploaded into the Service, or otherwise provided for processing by the Service, by or on behalf of you and your Affiliates in accordance with this Agreement.

1.11 "Subscription Fees" means the fees for the Service specified in the Service Order.         

1.12 "Technical Support" means any technical support provided by us in connection with your use of the Service.

1.13 "We" or "Us" or "Our" means Patexia Inc., a Delaware corporation, or its designated Affiliate as specified in a Service Order or invoice.

1.14 "You" or "Your" or "Subscriber" means the customer named on the Service Order, the person indicating acceptance of this Agreement, or if the person indicating acceptance of this Agreement is acting on behalf of a company or other legal entity, such company or legal entity.

2. Use of the Service

2.1 Use of the Service. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, we grant to you and your Affiliates a limited, worldwide, non-exclusive, non-transferable (except as explicitly permitted in this Agreement) right during the term of this Agreement to use the Service and Reports solely in connection with your internal business operations. Your and your Affiliates’ rights to use the Service are subject to any limitations on use of the Service based on the version of the Service you register for (e.g., applicable usage limits) and as set forth in the Service Order (collectively, the "Scope Limitations") and your rights to use the Service are contingent upon your compliance with the Scope Limitations and this Agreement. As part of the Service, we may provide you and your Affiliates with Client Software, which you and your Affiliates may install on your computer system or other devices and use solely to upload Subscriber Data into the Service. You are solely responsible for your conduct (including by and between all users), the content of Subscriber Data, and all communications with others while using the Service. You acknowledge that we have no obligation to monitor any information on the Service, but we may remove or disable any information that you make publicly available on the Service at any time for any reason. We are not responsible for the availability, accuracy, appropriateness, or legality of Subscriber Data or any other information you may access using the Service.

2.2 Use of the Documentation. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, we grant to you and your Affiliates a limited, worldwide, non-exclusive, non-transferable (except as explicitly permitted in this Agreement) right during the term of this Agreement to reproduce, without modification, and internally use a reasonable number of copies of the Documentation solely in connection with use of the Service in accordance with this Agreement.

2.3 Use Restrictions. Except as otherwise explicitly provided in this Agreement or as may be expressly permitted by applicable law, you will not, and will not permit or authorize your Affiliates or third parties to: (a) rent, lease, or, except as explicitly set forth in this Agreement, otherwise permit third parties to access or use the Service, Documentation or Reports; (b) use the Service to provide services or Reports to third parties as a service bureau or in any way that violates applicable law; (c) circumvent or disable any security or other technological features or measures of the Service, or attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a network or system, or to breach security or authentication measures; (d) upload or provide for processing any information or material that is illegal, defamatory, offensive, abusive, obscene, or that violates privacy or intellectual property rights of any third party; (e) use the Service to harm, threaten, or harass another person or organization; or (f) send, store, or distribute any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other disabling code or malware component harmful to a network or system. You will not copy, reproduce, modify, translate, enhance, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or create derivative works of any Client Software or provide, disclose, or make any Client Software available to any third party, except that you may make one copy of Client Software solely for backup and archival purposes. You will neither alter nor remove any trademark, copyright notice, or other proprietary rights notice that may appear in any part of the Documentation, Reports or any Client Software and will include all such notices on any copies. You will ensure that your Affiliates comply with this Agreement. You will be directly and fully responsible to us for their conduct and any breach of this Agreement by them. We reserve the right to deactivate, change, or require you to change your user ID and any custom or vanity URLs, custom links, or vanity domains you may obtain through the Service at any time with reasonable notice.

2.4 Authorized Users Only. This Agreement restricts the use of the Service to Authorized Users. The maximum number of Authorized Users is three (3) unless another number of Authorized Users is specified in the Service Order. An Authorized User account must not be shared among users. Additional Authorized Users may be added by paying the applicable fees to us at our then-current rate or as otherwise specified in a Service Order. As part of the registration process, you may be asked to identify your company and other Authorized Users who should be associated with your account. You will not misrepresent the identity or nature of the company or Authorized Users who should be associated with your account. We may reassign the domain name associated with your account and change the way you access the Service at any time with reasonable notice. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login, password, and account and for all activities that occur under your login and account, including the activities of Authorized Users.

2.5 Protection against Unauthorized Use. You will, and will ensure that your Affiliates, use reasonable efforts to prevent any unauthorized use of the Service, Documentation or Reports, and you will immediately notify us in writing of any unauthorized use that comes to your attention. If there is an unauthorized use by anyone who obtained access to the Service or Documentation directly or indirectly through you, your Affiliate, you will take all steps reasonably necessary to terminate the unauthorized use. You will cooperate and assist with any actions taken by us to prevent or terminate unauthorized use of the Service or Documentation. We may, at our expense and no more than once every 12 months with reasonable notice, appoint our own personnel or an independent third party to verify that your use of the Service complies with the terms of this Agreement.

2.6 Beta Versions. From time to time, we may make available for you to try, at your sole discretion, certain functionality related to the Service, which is clearly designated as beta, pilot, limited release, non-production, or by a similar description (each, a "Beta Version"). Beta Versions are intended for evaluation purposes and not for production use, are not supported, and may be subject to additional terms. We may discontinue Beta Versions at any time in our sole discretion and may never make them generally available. We have no liability for any harm or damage arising out of or in connection with a Beta Version.

2.7 Reservation of Rights. We retain all right, title, and interest in and to the Service, Client Software, Documentation and Reports and all related intellectual property rights, including without limitation any modifications, updates, customizations, cards, apps, or other add-ons. Your rights to use the Service, Documentation, Reports and Client Software are limited to those expressly set forth in this Agreement. We reserve all other rights in and to the Service, Client Software, Documentation and Reports.

2.8 Service Availability. We perform and maintain regular database backups according to the retention policy appropriate for the particular system. We incorporate database and system maintenance operations and processes designed to address data consistency, indexing, and integrity requirements that also help improve query performance. We have implemented and will maintain commercially reasonable measures intended to avoid unplanned Service interruptions. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you in advance of planned Service interruptions. In the event of an unplanned Service interruption, you may contact us for Technical Support, as described in this Agreement. The Service depends on the availability of the Subscriber Data from you and third-party data providers. You are responsible for making the Subscriber Data available that is necessary for us to provide the Service.

3. Technical Support

3.1 Technical Support. If you are a paid subscriber, we will provide you with industry appropriate Technical Support for the version of the Service to which you are subscribed.

3.2 Your Responsibilities. You will provide assistance, cooperation, information, equipment, data, a suitable work environment, and resources reasonably necessary to enable us to perform the Professional Services and Technical Support. You acknowledge that our ability to provide Professional Services as described in the Service Order and Technical Support may be affected if you do not meet your responsibilities as set forth above.

3.3 Feedback. We will be free to use without limitation any feedback you provide us concerning the functionality, use, operation or performance of the Service, including without limitation any potential errors, technical support information, suggestions, enhancement requests or recommendations relating to the functionality, use, operation or performance of the Service (“Feedback”). You hereby grant to us a royalty-free, fully paid, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable license to display, use, copy, modify, publish, perform, translate, create derivative works from, sublicense, distribute, and otherwise exploit any Feedback.

4. Fees and Payment

4.1 Fees and Payment Terms. Unless otherwise specified in a Service Order, the Subscription Fees for the initial subscription term set forth in the Service Order are due at the time of the execution of the Service Order. After the initial subscription term, Subscription Fees will be invoiced annually at the then-current rate for the Service or as otherwise specified in a Service Order, at least 30 days in advance of the start of each renewal period. Fees for additional Service quantities will be invoiced at the time of order, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the parties. You will pay all amounts in full within 30 days after the invoice date. The charges in an invoice will be considered accepted by you unless we are notified of a good faith dispute in writing within 15 days of the date of the invoice. Unless expressly provided otherwise in a Service Order, all amounts payable under this Agreement are denominated in United States dollars, and you will pay all such amounts in United States dollars.

4.2 Credit Card. If you use a credit card, PayPal or other similar payment method to set up an account or pay for the Service, you must be authorized to use the credit card or other account information that you enter when you create the billing account. You authorize us to charge you for the Service plus a reasonable processing fee using your credit card, PayPal or other account and for any paid feature of the Service that you choose to sign up for or use under this Agreement. We may bill: (a) in advance; (b) at the time of purchase; (c) shortly after purchase; or (d) on a recurring basis for a subscription to the Service. We will automatically renew your subscription each year on the applicable renewal date until you or we terminate your subscription or we no longer offer the Service to which you subscribed. You must keep all information in your billing account current. You may change your payment method at any time. If you tell us to stop using your payment method and we no longer receive payment from you for a Service that requires payment, we may terminate your access to that Service

4.3 Late Payment. Any amount not subject to a good faith dispute and not paid when due will be subject to finance charges equal to 1.5% of the unpaid balance per month or the highest rate permitted by applicable usury law, whichever is less, determined and compounded monthly from the date due until the date paid. You will reimburse any costs or expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) incurred by us to collect any amount that is not paid when due. Amounts due from you under this Agreement may not be withheld or offset by you against amounts due to you for any reason.

4.4 Taxes. The fees stated in a Service Order do not include local, state, federal, or foreign taxes (e.g., value-added, sales, or use taxes), or fees, duties, or other governmental charges resulting from this Agreement, excluding taxes on our net income or property ("Taxes"). You are responsible for paying all applicable Taxes. If we determine that we have the legal obligation to pay or collect Taxes, we will add such Taxes to the applicable invoice and you will pay such Taxes, unless you provide us with a valid tax exemption certificate from the appropriate taxing authority. If a taxing authority subsequently pursues us for unpaid Taxes for which you are responsible under this Agreement and which you did not pay to us, we may invoice you and you will pay such Taxes to us or directly to the taxing authority, plus all applicable interest, penalties and fees.

4.5 Future Functionality. Your purchases are not contingent on the delivery of any future functionality or features, or dependent on any oral or written public comments made by us regarding future functionality or features.

5. Term and Termination

5.1 Term. Unless specified otherwise in a Service Order, this Agreement commences upon the effective date of the Service Order and continues for an initial subscription term of one (1) year, unless this Agreement is terminated earlier in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. Unless specified otherwise in a Service Agreement, this Agreement automatically renews for additional successive one-year terms unless at least 30 days before the end of the then-current term either party provides written notice to the other party that it does not intend to renew.

5.2 Termination. Either party may terminate this Agreement if the other party does not cure its material breach of this Agreement within 30 days of receiving written notice of the material breach from the other party. A breach of this Agreement by your Affiliate will be treated as a breach by you. Termination in accordance with this Subsection will take effect when the breaching party receives written notice of termination from the other party, which notice must not be delivered until the breaching party has failed to cure its material breach during the 30-day cure period. If you fail to timely pay any Subscription Fees, we may, without limitation to any of our other rights or remedies, suspend performance of the Service, and Technical Support until we receive all amounts due, or may terminate this Agreement pursuant to this Subsection. We may terminate your license to use Free Versions or Beta Versions at any time in our sole discretion.

5.3 Post-Termination Obligations. If this Agreement is terminated for any reason: (a) we have no obligation to provide or perform any Service or Technical Support after the effective date of the termination; (b) you will immediately pay to us any Subscription Fees, and other amounts that have accrued prior to the effective date of the termination; (c) any and all liabilities accrued prior to the effective date of the termination will survive; (d) you will provide us with a written certification signed by your authorized representative certifying that all use of the Service and Documentation by you and your Affiliates has been discontinued and the Client Software has been de-installed from your and your Affiliates’ computer systems; and (e) Sections and Subsections 1, 2.7, 3.3, 4, 5.3, 6, 7.3, 8.4, 8.5, 9 and 10 will survive termination. If this Agreement is terminated by us for your uncured material breach or by you other than as a result of a material, uncured breach by us, you will pay to us the amounts due under the applicable Service Order for the remainder of the then-current term. If you terminate this Agreement for our uncured material breach, as your exclusive remedy, we will provide you a pro-rata refund of all prepaid but unused Subscription Fees for the remainder of the then-current term.

6. Confidential Information

6.1 Definition. "Confidential Information" means non-public business information, know-how, and trade secrets in any form, including information regarding our product plans, Client Software, Beta Versions, terms of this Agreement, Subscriber Data, and any other information a reasonable person should understand to be confidential, which is disclosed by or on behalf of either party or its Affiliates to the other party or its Affiliates, directly or indirectly, in writing, orally, or by inspection of tangible objects, and whether such information is disclosed before or after the Effective Date specified on the Service Order. Confidential Information includes this Agreement and its terms. “Confidential Information” excludes information that (a) is publicly known and made generally available in the public domain prior to the time of disclosure by the disclosing party through no action or inaction of the receiving party; (b) is already in the possession of the receiving party at the time of disclosure by the disclosing party, as shown by the receiving party’s files and records; (c) is obtained by the receiving party from a third party without a breach of the third party’s obligations of confidentiality, or (d) is independently developed by the receiving party without use of or reference to the disclosing party’s Confidential Information, as shown by documents and other competent evidence in the receiving party’s possession.

6.2 Maintenance of Confidentiality. The party receiving Confidential Information hereunder agrees to take reasonable steps, at least substantially equivalent to the steps it takes to protect its own proprietary information, but not less than reasonable care, to prevent the unauthorized duplication or disclosure of the Confidential Information to third parties without the disclosing party’s prior written consent. The receiving party may disclose the disclosing party’s Confidential Information to the receiving party’s employees, subcontractors, or agents who reasonably need to have access to such information to perform the receiving party’s obligations under this Agreement, and who will treat such Confidential Information under the terms of this Agreement. Also, we may disclose this Agreement to actual and potential investors and funding sources and their representatives, in each case who agree to hold it in confidence. The receiving party may disclose the disclosing party’s Confidential Information if required by law so long as the receiving party gives the disclosing party written notice of the requirement prior to the disclosure (where permitted) and reasonable assistance, at the disclosing party’s expense, in limiting disclosure or obtaining an order protecting the information from public disclosure.

6.3 Return of Materials and Effect of Termination. Upon written request of the disclosing party, or in any event upon any termination or expiration of this Agreement, the receiving party will return to the disclosing party or destroy all materials, in any medium, to the extent containing or reflecting any of the disclosing party’s Confidential Information. Following expiration or termination of this Agreement, we may purge your Subscriber Data and your Service environment from our systems. The obligations in this Section 6 survive for three years following expiration or termination of this Agreement, except that Confidential Information that constitutes a trade secret of the disclosing party will continue to be subject to the terms of this Section 6 for as long as such information remains a trade secret under applicable law.

7. Data Security

7.1 Data Security. We implement and maintain physical, electronic, and managerial procedures intended to protect against the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, alteration, or disclosure of Subscriber Data. If any unauthorized disclosure of Subscriber Data resulting from your use of the Service comes to our attention, we will work with you to investigate the cause of such unauthorized disclosure, and will work together in good faith to take the steps reasonably necessary to prevent any future recurrence and to comply with applicable data breach notification laws.

7.2 Data Transmission. You acknowledge that use of the Service involves transmission of Subscriber Data and other communications over the Internet and other networks, and that such transmissions could potentially be accessed by unauthorized parties. You must protect your Authorized User login names and passwords from access or use by unauthorized parties, and are solely responsible for any failure to do so. You must promptly notify us of any suspected security breach at support@patexia.com.

7.3 Subscriber Data. Subscriber Data is your property. You grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, transmit, sub-license, index, store, aggregate, and display Subscriber Data as required to provide or perform the Service, Technical Support, account management services, and to publish, display, and distribute de-identified, aggregated information derived from Subscriber Data and from your use of the Service for (a) inclusion in the Service as provided to third parties, (b) marketing, research or compliance purposes, (c) purposes of improving our products and services, and (d) developing, displaying, and distributing benchmarks and similar reports, provided that any such data is not publicly identified or identifiable as originating with or associated with you or any individual person.

8. Warranties and Disclaimer

8.1 Mutual Warranties. Each party represents and warrants to the other that: (a) this Agreement constitutes a valid and binding agreement enforceable against such party in accordance with its terms; and (b) no authorization or approval from any third party is required in connection with such party’s execution and delivery of the Service Order, or performance of this Agreement.

8.2 Our Warranty. We warrant that the Service as delivered to you will materially conform to the specifications set forth in the applicable Service Order, during the term of the Service Order. You must notify us of a claim under this warranty within 30 days of the date on which the condition giving rise to the claim first appears. To the extent permitted by law, your sole and exclusive remedy arising out of or in connection with a breach of warranty is limited to correction of the non-conforming, or if correction or re-performance is not commercially reasonable, termination of the applicable Service Order and a refund of any prepaid unused fees for the applicable Service.

8.3 Sensitive Personal Data. Unless we specifically agree otherwise in writing, you represent and warrant that you will not upload into the Service, or otherwise provide for processing by the Service, any Sensitive Personal Data. "Sensitive Personal Data" is as defined under applicable privacy or data protection laws relating to this term or any similar term (such as “sensitive personal information”), or where no such laws apply, means an individual’s financial account information, sexual orientation, medical or health information, personal information of children protected under child protection laws, and social security, national identity, and similar personal identifiers. You further represent and warrant that you will comply with all applicable laws, regulations, self-regulatory guidelines, and your privacy policy with respect to the collection, transfer, and use of any personally identifiable information in connection with the Service, including proper disclosure and receipt of all required consents from each individual to transfer such personally identifiable information to us.

8.4 Disclaimer. EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES STATED IN THIS SECTION, NEITHER PARTY MAKES ANY ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED (EITHER IN FACT OR BY OPERATION OF LAW), OR STATUTORY, AS TO ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUALITY, ACCURACY, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT WARRANT AGAINST INTERFERENCE WITH THE ENJOYMENT OF THE SERVICE, CLIENT SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTATION OR REPORTS. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE, CLIENT SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTATION OR REPORTS ARE ERROR-FREE OR THAT OPERATION OR USE OF THE SERVICE OR DOCUMENTATION WILL BE SECURE OR UNINTERRUPTED. WE EXERCISE NO CONTROL OVER AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR BASED UPON THE RESULTS OF USE OF THE SERVICE, CLIENT SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTATION OR REPORTS.

8.5 Beta Versions and Free Versions. NOTWITHSTANDING SUBSECTION 8.2, BETA VERSIONS AND FREE VERSIONS OF THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

9. Limitations of Liability

9.1 Disclaimer of Indirect Damages. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER PARTY WILL, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER PARTY OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR FOR LOST PROFITS OR LOSS OF BUSINESS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF THE PARTY IS APPRISED OF THE LIKELIHOOD OF SUCH DAMAGES OCCURRING. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.

9.2 Cap on Liability. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL EITHER PARTY’S TOTAL LIABILITY OF ALL KINDS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTY CLAIMS), REGARDLESS OF THE FORUM AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY ACTION OR CLAIM IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT DURING THE 12 MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE OF THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM. HOWEVER, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS WILL NOT LIMIT YOUR OBLIGATION TO PAY ANY FEES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY SERVICE ORDER, OR LIMIT YOUR LIABILITY FOR YOUR VIOLATION OF THE SERVICE USE RESTRICTIONS PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT OR FOR YOUR INFRINGEMENT OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. THIS SUBSECTION 9.2 DOES NOT LIMIT THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF SUBSCRIBERS USING FREE VERSIONS OR BETA VERSIONS OF THE SERVICE.

10. Miscellaneous

10.1 Access by Competitors. You may not access the Service if you are our direct competitor, except with our prior written consent. In addition, you may not access the Service for purposes of monitoring its availability, performance, or functionality, or for any other benchmarking or competitive purpose.

10.2 Anti-Corruption. You have not received or been offered any illegal or improper bribe, kickback, payment, gift, or thing of value from any of our employees or agents in connection with this Agreement. Reasonable gifts and entertainment provided in the ordinary course of business do not violate the above restriction. If you learn of any violation of the above restriction, you will use reasonable efforts to promptly notify us at support@patexia.com.

10.3 Relationship. We will be and act as an independent contractor (and not as the agent or representative of you) in the performance of this Agreement.

10.4 Assignment and Delegation. You may not assign any of your rights or delegate any of your obligations under this Agreement (in whole or in part) without our prior written consent, except in connection with a change of control, merger, or by operation of law. Your assignment or delegation will not relieve you of your obligations under this Agreement nor release you of your liability under this Agreement. We may voluntarily, involuntarily, or by operation of law assign any of our rights or delegate any of our obligations under this Agreement without your consent. Any purported assignment or delegation in violation of this Subsection will be null and void.  Subject to this Subsection, this Agreement will bind and inure to the benefit of each party’s respective permitted successors and permitted assigns.

10.5 Subcontractors. We may use subcontractors or other third parties in carrying out our obligations under this Agreement and any Service Order. We remain responsible to you for the performance of the services that are subcontracted under this Agreement.

10.6 Notices. Any notice required or permitted to be given in accordance with this Agreement will be effective if it is in writing and sent by certified or registered mail, or overnight courier, return receipt requested, to the appropriate party at the address set forth in the Service Order or other address for notice at www.patexia.com and with the appropriate postage affixed. Either party may change its address for receipt of notice by notice to the other party in accordance with this Subsection. Notices are deemed given two business days following the date of mailing or one business day following delivery to a courier.

10.7 Force Majeure. Neither party will be liable for, or be considered to be in breach of or default under this Agreement on account of, any delay or failure to perform as required by this Agreement (other than payment obligations) as a result of any cause or condition beyond its reasonable control, so long as that party uses all commercially reasonable efforts to avoid or remove the causes of non-performance.

10.8 Governing Law. This Agreement will be interpreted, construed, and enforced in all respects in accordance with the local laws of the State of California, U.S.A., without reference to its choice of law rules and not including the provisions of the 1980 U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

10.9 Arbitration. Any action arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation, or validity thereof, will be determined by binding arbitration in Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A. by one arbitrator. The arbitration will be administered by the AAA pursuant to its Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures. Judgment upon the award rendered by an arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. The prevailing party will be entitled to receive from the other party its attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in connection with any arbitration or litigation instituted in connection with this Agreement. The parties will maintain the confidential nature of the arbitration proceeding except as may be necessary to prepare for or conduct the arbitration hearing on the merits. This section does not prohibit either party from applying to a court of competent jurisdiction for a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, or other injunctive relief to preserve the status quo or prevent irreparable harm. Furthermore, this Subsection does not prohibit any action by us to collect amounts not paid to us when due.

10.10 No Third-Party Beneficiaries. There are no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement, including, without limitation, your Affiliates or Authorized Users.

10.11 Waiver and Modifications. Failure, neglect, or delay by a party to enforce the provisions of this Agreement or its rights or remedies at any time, will not be construed as a waiver of the party’s rights under this Agreement and will not in any way affect the validity of the whole or any part of this Agreement or prejudice the party’s right to take subsequent action. Exercise or enforcement by either party of any right or remedy under this Agreement will not preclude the enforcement by the party of any other right or remedy under this Agreement or that the party is entitled by law to enforce. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change these Terms and Conditions on a going-forward basis at any time. Please check this site periodically for changes. If a change materially modifies your rights or obligations, you will be required to accept the modified Terms and Conditions in order to continue to use the Service. Material modifications are effective upon your acceptance of the modified Terms and Conditions. Immaterial modifications are effective upon publication. Disputes arising under this Agreement will be resolved in accordance with the version of the Terms and Conditions that was in effect at the time the dispute arose.

10.12 Severability. If any part of this Agreement is found to be illegal, unenforceable, or invalid, the remaining portions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect. If any material limitation or restriction on the use of the Service under this Agreement is found to be illegal, unenforceable, or invalid, your right to use the Service will immediately terminate.

10.13 Headings. Headings are used in this Agreement for reference only and will not be considered when interpreting this Agreement.

10.14 Counterparts. The Service Order may be executed in any number of identical counterparts, notwithstanding that the parties have not signed the same counterpart, with the same effect as if the parties had signed the same document. All counterparts will be construed as and constitute the same agreement. The Service Order may also be executed and delivered by facsimile or electronically and such execution and delivery will have the same force and effect of an original document with original signatures.

10.15 Entire Agreement. This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes all previous communications, representations, understandings, and agreements, either oral or written, between the parties with respect to said subject matter. If there is a conflict between the terms of this Agreement and a Service Order, the terms of the Service Order will control. No usage of trade or other regular practice or method of dealing between the parties will be used to modify, interpret, supplement, or alter the terms of this Agreement. We will not be bound by any term, condition, or other provision that is different from or in addition to this Agreement (whether or not it would materially alter this Agreement) that is proffered by you in any confirmation, invoice, purchase order or similar document, unless we expressly agree to such provision in writing. Your use of our website apart from the Service is governed by our Terms of Services located at https://www.patexia.com/terms_of_service.html, as the same may be amended from time to time.

10.16   Privacy Policy.  You hereby consent to our privacy policy, located at https://www.patexia.com/privacy_policy.html, which describes our privacy practices and is incorporated by reference herein.  By your continuing use of the Service, you consent to any updates to our privacy policy that may be published on our website from time to time.

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