Loop Genomics Services Agreement
BY CLICKING ON THE “ACCEPT" BUTTON, YOU AND ANY ENTITY THAT YOU REPRESENT (“CUSTOMER”) ARE UNCONDITIONALLY CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY AND ARE BECOMING A PARTY TO THIS SERVICES AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”). CUSTOMER’S CONTINUED USE OF ANY SERVICES (AS DEFINED BELOW) PROVIDED BY METABIOTECH CORPORATION, D/B/A LOOP GENOMICS (“LOOP”) SHALL ALSO CONSTITUTE ASSENT TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF CUSTOMER DOES NOT UNCONDITIONALLY AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, CLICK THE "CANCEL" BUTTON AND THE SALES PROCESS WILL NOT CONTINUE. IF THESE TERMS ARE CONSIDERED AN OFFER, ACCEPTANCE IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THESE TERMS. IF YOU ARE EXECUTING THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF AN ORGANIZATION, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE AUTHORITY TO DO SO.
LICENSE AND SUPPORT
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Loop will use reasonable commercial efforts to provide Customer with the sample preparation materials, kit, and/or sequencing and analysis services provided by Loop as described at [INSERT WEBSITE DOMAIN] and selected by Customer (collectively, “Services”). All software underlying the Services will be hosted on a server under control or direction of Loop. The Services are subject to modification from time to time at Loop’s sole discretion, for any purpose deemed appropriate by Loop, provided that Loop will not materially reduce the aggregate features and functionalities of the Services during the term of this Agreement. Loop will use commercially reasonable efforts to give Customer prior written notice of any material modification to the Services.
Subject to the terms hereof, Loop will provide reasonable support to Customer for the Services. Loop will use commercially reasonable efforts to respond to service related phone calls and emails within 24 business hours. If requested by Loop, Customer will designate an employee who will be responsible for all matters relating to this Agreement (“Primary Contact”). Customer may change the individual designated as Primary Contact at any time by providing written notice to Loop.
RESTRICTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Customer will not, and will not permit any third party to: use the Services for any purpose other than as specifically authorized in Section 1, or in such a manner that would enable any unauthorized person or entity to access the Services; use the Services or any other Loop software or functionality for timesharing or service bureau purposes or for any purpose other than its own internal use (including without limitation, sublicensing, distributing, selling, reselling any of the foregoing); reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code, object code or underlying structure, ideas or algorithms of the Services, documentation or data related to the Services (provided that reverse engineering is prohibited only to the extent such prohibition is not contrary to applicable law); except as expressly permitted herein; use the Services in connection with any high risk or strict liability activity (including, without limitation, air travel, space travel, firefighting, police operations, power plant operation, military operations, rescue operations, hospital and medical operations or the like); use the Services or underlying software other than in accordance with this Agreement and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations (including but not limited to any privacy laws, and laws and regulations concerning intellectual property, consumer and child protection, obscenity or defamation); or use the Services in any manner that (1) is harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, or libelous (including without limitation, accessing any computer, computer system, network, software, or data without authorization, breaching the security of another user or system, and/or attempting to circumvent any user authentication or security process), (2) impersonates any person or entity, including without limitation any employee or representative of Loop, or (3) contains a virus, trojan horse, worm, time bomb, unsolicited bulk, commercial, or “spam” message, or other harmful computer code, file, or program (including without limitation, password guessing programs, decoders, password gatherers, keystroke loggers, cracking tools, packet sniffers, and/or encryption circumvention programs).
Customer will reasonably cooperate with Loop in connection with the performance of this Agreement by making available such biological samples, personnel and information as may be reasonably required, and taking such other actions as Loop may reasonably request. Customer will also cooperate with Loop in establishing a password or other procedures for verifying that only designated employees of Customer have access to any administrative functions of the Services.
Customer will be responsible for maintaining the security of Customer’s account, passwords (including but not limited to administrative and user passwords) and files, and for all uses of Customer account with or without Customer’s knowledge or consent.
Each party (the “Receiving Party”) understands that the other party (the “Disclosing Party”) has disclosed or may disclose information relating to the Disclosing Party’s technology or business (hereinafter referred to as “Proprietary Information” of the Disclosing Party). Without limiting the foregoing, the Services and Background Technology (as defined below) are Loop Proprietary Information, and the Content and Results (as defined below) are Customer Proprietary Information.
The Receiving Party agrees: (i) not to divulge to any third person any such Proprietary Information, (i) to give access to such Proprietary Information solely to those employees and/or contractors with a need to have access thereto for purposes of this Agreement (including, without limitation, as required for Loop to perform the Services), and (iii) to take the same security precautions to protect against disclosure or unauthorized use of such Proprietary Information that the party takes with its own proprietary information, but in no event will a party apply less than reasonable precautions to protect such Proprietary Information. The Disclosing Party agrees that the foregoing will not apply with respect to any information that the Receiving Party can document (a) is or becomes generally available to the public without any action by, or involvement of, the Receiving Party, or (b) was in its possession or known by it prior to receipt from the Disclosing Party, or (c) was rightfully disclosed to it without restriction by a third party, or (d) was independently developed without use of any Proprietary Information of the Disclosing Party. Nothing in this Agreement will prevent the Receiving Party from disclosing Proprietary Information pursuant to any judicial or governmental order, provided that the Receiving Party gives the Disclosing Party reasonable prior notice of such disclosure to contest such order. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Loop may collect data with respect to and report on the aggregate response rate and other aggregate measures of the Services’ performance and Customer’s usage of the Services; provided that Loop will not disclose any information or data that identifies (or could reasonably be used to identify) Customer as the source of any such data without Customer’s prior written consent.
Each party acknowledges and agrees that the other may suffer irreparable damage in the event of a breach of the terms of Sections 1.1, 2.1 or 3.2 of this Agreement and that such party will be entitled to seek injunctive relief (without the necessity of posting a bond) in the event of any such breach.
Both parties will have the right to disclose the existence but not the terms and conditions of this Agreement, unless such disclosure is approved in writing by both Parties prior to such disclosure, or is included in a filing required to be made by a party with a governmental authority (provided such party will use reasonable efforts to obtain confidential treatment or a protective order) or is made on a confidential basis as reasonably necessary to potential investors and/or acquirors.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
4.1 “Results” means all data and information that result from the performance of the Services, excluding Background Technology. “Background Technology” means, collectively, the sequencing technology and/or process(es) used by Loop to perform the Services (including, without limitation, data, information, materials, products, services, and intellectual property rights therein and/or related thereto), and all modifications and/or improvements thereto made by or on behalf of Loop.
4.2 Except as expressly set forth herein, Loop alone (and its licensors, where applicable) will retain all intellectual property rights relating to the Services and Background Technology and any suggestions, ideas, enhancement requests, feedback, recommendations or other information provided by Customer or any third party relating to the Services and/or Background Technology, which are hereby assigned to Loop. Customer will not copy, distribute, reproduce or use any of the foregoing except as expressly permitted under this Agreement. This Agreement is not a sale and does not convey to Customer any rights of ownership in or related to the Services or Background Technology, or any intellectual property rights therein or related thereto.
4.3 Customer and its licensors shall (and Customer hereby represents and warrants that they do) have and retain all right, title and interest (including, without limitation, sole ownership of) all biological samples, software, content and data provided by or on behalf of Customer or made available to Loop pursuant to this Agreement (“Content”) and the intellectual property rights with respect to that Content. In addition, Customer and its licensors shall retain all right, title and interest in and to the Results, which are hereby assigned to Customer. Customer hereby grants Company a non-exclusive, worldwide license to copy and use the Materials for the sole purpose of performing the Services.
If Loop receives any notice or claim that any Content, or Customer’s activities hereunder (including without limitation, with respect to any Content), infringes or violates the rights of a third party or any applicable law or regulation (a “Claim”), Customer will indemnify, defend and hold Loop harmless from all liability, damages, settlements, attorney fees and other costs and expenses in connection with any such Claim, as incurred. The immediately foregoing indemnity obligations are expressly conditioned on Loop providing Customer with prompt notice of, and reasonable cooperation and sole control over the defense and/or settlement of the applicable Claim. Loop may participate in the defense and/or settlement of any applicable Claim with counsel of its choosing at its own expense.
4.4 Loop will defend, indemnify and hold Customer harmless from liability and other amounts, in each case paid or payable to unaffiliated third parties to the extent resulting from (i) the infringement or violation of any intellectual property or proprietary rights by the Services (excluding all Content) or (ii) the violation of applicable law or regulation by Loop in performance of its obligations hereunder, provided Loop is promptly notified of any and all threats, claims and proceedings related thereto and given reasonable assistance and sole control over defense and settlement thereof. The foregoing obligations do not apply with respect to portions or components of the Services (i) not created by or on behalf of Loop, (ii) that are modified after delivery by Loop, (iii) combined with other products, processes or materials where the alleged infringement relates to such combination, (iv) where Customer continues allegedly infringing activity after being notified thereof or after being informed of modifications that would have avoided the alleged infringement, or (v) where Customer’s use of the Services is not strictly in accordance with this Agreement and all related documentation.
PAYMENT OF FEES
Customer will pay Loop the applicable fees as set forth in official quotes for the Services selected and/or received by Customer (the “Fees”) without any right of set-off or deduction. All payments will be made in accordance with the payment schedule and the method of payment set forth in the Standard Pricing. If not otherwise specified, payments will be due within thirty (30) days of invoice. Except as described in this Section, all Fees paid and/or due hereunder (including any prepaid amounts) are non-refundable, including without limitation if this Agreement is terminated in accordance with Section 6 below.
Unpaid Fees are subject to a finance charge of one percent (1.0%) per month, or the maximum permitted by law, whichever is lower, plus all expenses of collection, including reasonable attorneys’ fees. Fees under this Agreement are exclusive of all taxes, including national, state or provincial and local use, sales, value-added, property and similar taxes, if any. Customer agrees to pay such taxes (excluding US taxes based on Loop's net income) unless Customer has provided Loop with a valid exemption certificate. In the case of any withholding requirements, Customer will pay any required withholding itself and will not reduce the amount paid to Loop on account thereof.
This Agreement shall continue for a period of one (1) calendar year from the date of Customer’s acceptance of or signature to this Agreement, as applicable (the “Initial Term”), and will automatically renew for successive one (1) year periods thereafter (each, a “Renewal Term”, and collectively with the Initial Term, the “Term”), unless and until either party hereto provides the other party with written notice of its intent not to renew at least thirty (30) days prior to the end of the then-current Term.
Either may terminate this Agreement upon 15 days’ written notice to the other in the event of any material breach of this Agreement (including without limitation, any breach of Section 2.1 and/or failure to pay any amounts when due hereunder) where such material breach is not cured during such notice period.
Either party may terminate this Agreement, upon written notice, (i) upon the institution by or against the other party of insolvency, receivership or bankruptcy proceedings (provided such proceedings are not dismissed within one hundred twenty (120) days of such institution), (ii) upon the other party's making an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or (iii) upon the other party's dissolution or ceasing to do business without a successor.
Customer’s rights to the Services (and Loop’s obligation to perform any Services), and any licenses granted to Customer hereunder, shall terminate upon any termination or expiration of this Agreement (as applicable). The following Sections will survive any termination and/or expiration of this Agreement: 2 through 6, and 7 through 10.
THE SERVICES, RESULTS, LOOP PROPRIETARY INFORMATION AND ANYTHING PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS," WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. LOOP AND ITS LICENSORS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES, RESULTS, LOOP PROPRIETARY INFORMATION AND ANYTHING PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL EITHER PARTY OR THEIR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICES, RESULTS, OR ANYTHING PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, ANY DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR ANYTHING PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR OTHERWISE ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS OR LOST SALES, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.
THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF EACH PARTY AND ITS LICENSORS, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY), OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, THE GREATER OF (i) ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000), OR (ii) THE FEES PAID TO LOOP HEREUNDER IN THE ONE YEAR PERIOD ENDING ON THE DATE THAT A CLAIM OR DEMAND IS FIRST ASSERTED. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.
U.S. GOVERNMENT MATTERS
Notwithstanding anything else, Customer may not provide to any person or export or re-export or allow the export or re-export of the Content, Results or any software or anything related thereto or any direct product thereof (collectively “Controlled Subject Matter”), in violation of any restrictions, laws or regulations of the United States Department of Commerce, the United States Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control, or any other United States or foreign agency or authority. Without limiting the foregoing Customer acknowledges and agrees that the Controlled Subject Matter will not be used or transferred or otherwise exported or re-exported to countries as to which the United States maintains an embargo (collectively, “Embargoed Countries”), or to or by a national or resident thereof, or any person or entity on the U.S. Department of Treasury’s List of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Table of Denial Orders (collectively, “Designated Nationals”). The lists of Embargoed Countries and Designated Nationals are subject to change without notice. Use of the Services is representation and warranty that the user is not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of an Embargoed Country or Designated National. The Controlled Subject Matter may use or include encryption technology that is subject to licensing requirements under the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. As defined in FAR section 2.101, any software and documentation provided by Loop are “commercial items” and according to DFAR section 252.227‑7014(a)(1) and (5) are deemed to be “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer software documentation.” Consistent with DFAR section 227.7202 and FAR section 12.212, any use modification, reproduction, release, performance, display, or disclosure of such commercial software or commercial software documentation by the U.S. Government will be governed solely by the terms of this Agreement and will be prohibited except to the extent expressly permitted by the terms of this Agreement.
If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by either party without the other party’s prior written consent, provided that either party may transfer and/or assign this Agreement to a successor in the event of a sale of all or substantially all of its business or assets to which this Agreement relates. Both parties agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, and that all waivers and modifications must be in a writing signed or otherwise agreed to by each party, except as otherwise provided herein. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect whatsoever. In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover costs and attorneys’ fees. All notices under this Agreement will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail; and upon receipt, if sent by certified or registered mail (return receipt requested), postage prepaid. Loop will not be liable for any loss resulting from a cause over which it does not have direct control. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of California, U.S.A. without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The federal and state courts sitting in San Francisco County, California, U.S.A. will have proper and exclusive jurisdiction and venue with respect to any disputes arising from or related to the subject matter of this Agreement.