Terms and Conditions
These Terms and Conditions are incorporated in, and part of, a binding legal agreement (“Agreement”) between you (“you”, “your” or “Customer”) and Knexus EMEA Ltd (“we”, “our”, “us” or “Knexus”) that governs your access and use of Knexus Products &/or Services. This Agreement is effective as between the Customer and Knexus from the earliest date on which Customer either returned to Knexus an executed Order Form, or otherwise started to use the Products &/or Services.
If you are entering into this agreement on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity and its affiliates to these terms and conditions, in which case the terms “you” or “your” shall refer to such entity and its affiliates. If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree with these terms and conditions, you must not accept this agreement and may not use the Products &/or Services.
You may not access the Products if you are our direct competitor, except with our prior written consent. In addition, you may not access the Products for purposes of monitoring their availability, performance or functionality, or for any other benchmarking or competitive purposes.
Knexus reserves the right to amend this Agreement at any time by notifying the Customer as provided in this Agreement, provided that no notice shall be required for non-substantive changes to the Agreement. If Knexus substantively amend this Agreement, Knexus will post the updated Agreement on the website at least seven (7) days notice before the changes take effect, during which period of time Customer may reject the changes by terminating Customer’s account. If the Customer does not agree to any of these terms or any future Agreement, do not use or access (or continue to access) the Products &/or Services.
“Admin User” means an individual who has completed the user registration process, created a user account with Knexus and supplied with a user identification and password. This includes any individual that Knexus creates a user account for on Customer’s behalf and any individual invited by the Customer to become a user.
“Content” means all documents, files, electronic media, calendar dates, discussions, tasks, meetings, telephone and web conference details and whiteboards, visual, written or audible data, information or material including, without limitation: any hyperlink, application, graphic, artwork, video, music, text, image, logo, word, sound avatar, document, spreadsheet, text message, form entry, web page, and any other file or data or any similar material, including but not limited to each of the foregoing that is uploaded to, transferred through, publicly posted, processed or entered into the Services.
“Customer” means any entity that purchases Knexus Products &/or Services, as more particularly detailed in the Order Form.
“Customer Affiliate” means an entity which directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control by or with a Customer.
“Intellectual Property Rights” means all right, title, and interest in and to any copyright, database, design, logo, trademark, service mark, patent, invention, trade secret, domain name, confidential and proprietary information, know-how, technology, business name, trade name, trade dress, technical solutions, associated right to sue (past, present, and future), and any other intellectual property rights whether existing at common law, applied for, registered or unregistered and all extensions, renewals, continuations, continuations in part, divisionals, reissues, re-examinations, and revivals thereof and existing anywhere in the world.
“Order Form” means the document for placing orders for the Products &/or Services (“Order(s)”), including the Proposal and any addenda thereto, that are entered into between Knexus and Customer from time to time. Order Forms shall be deemed to incorporate all of the Terms & Conditions contained herein, unless expressly amended by way of wording to this effect appended to the Order Form. Fees stated on Order Forms are exclusive of VAT and any other sales taxes. The Order Form will describe all of the Products &/or Services that we agree make available to you.
“Products” means the AI decision making engine and associated infrastructure known as Knexus (that is owned and operated by Knexus EMEA Ltd) and ordered by Customer under this Agreement, as more particularly described in the Order Form.
“Services” means support and maintenance services provided, or to be provided by Knexus to Customer under this Agreement, including Managed Services, Data Modelling, Design, Integration and Professional Services.
“SLA” means Knexus standard Service Level Agreement for the Services.
“The Parties” means you and us collectively.
“Website” means the website at https://www.knexusgroup.com; and any other associated Knexusgroup domains.
“We,” “us” or “our” means the Knexus Group company described in Section 14 (Who you are contracting with, notices, governing law and jurisdiction).
“You” or “your” means the company or other legal entity for which you are accepting this Agreement and any other party that you have authorized to use the Services or Website on your behalf.
1.2 In these Terms and Conditions, unless the context requires otherwise:
1.2.1 Any reference to a “person” includes any individual, company, corporation, firm partnership, joint venture, association, organization or trust (in each case, whether or not having separate legal personality) and references to any of the same shall include a reference to the others;
1.2.2 References to any legislation, statute or statutory provisions includes a reference to those provisions as amended or re-enacted or as their application is modified by other provisions from time to time and any reference to a statutory provision shall include any subordinate legislation made from time to time under that provision;
1.2.3 Any phrase introduced by the words “including”, “include”, “in particular”, “for example” or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative only and shall not be construed as limiting the generality of any preceding words; and
1.2.4 References to the singular include the plural and in each case vice versa.
1.2.6 If you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions on behalf of other individual users under your control, you shall procure that such other individuals comply with these Terms and Conditions and you shall be responsible and liable where such other individual users breach these Terms and Conditions.
2.0 Purchased Products &/Or Services
2.2 Plan Usage. Usage limits on Plans are defined on the Knexus Subscription Plans unless otherwise specified. If usage exceeds the allocation defined for the Plan within a month period, the additional cost will be calculated and invoiced in accordance with Knexus published prices. A Plan will be automatically upgraded during the subscription term if usage exceeds allocation in more than one month. Price increases are prorated for the remainder of the subscription term, at the time the Plan is upgraded.
2.3 Plan Usage Limitations. Purchased Products may be subject to other limitations, such as, for example, limits on disk storage space, on the number of calls Customer is permitted to make against Knexus application programming interface, and, for Services that enable Customer to provide public websites, on the number of page views by visitors to those websites. Any such limitations are specified in the Order Form.
3.0 Use of The Products: Knexus Responsibilities
3.2 Knexus will use commercially reasonable efforts to make the Products available as described in “Knexus Service Level Agreement” (SLA).
3.3 Knexus will use commercially reasonable efforts to resolve any Defect in the Products identified by Customer or otherwise brought to Knexus’s attention. Knexus shall not be liable and Customer shall hold Knexus harmless should the Products by unavailable due to (a.) planned downtime (of which Knexus shall give at least 8 hours notice via the Products and which Knexus shall schedule to the extent practicable during the weekend hours from 6:00 pm. Friday to 3:00 am. Monday Greenwich Mean Time), or (b.) any unavailability caused by circumstances beyond Knexus’ reasonable control, including without limitation, acts of God, acts of government, floods, fires, earthquakes, civil unrest, acts of terror, strikes or other labour problems (other than those involving our employees), Internet service provider failures or delays, or denial of service attacks.
4.0 Use of The Products: Customers Responsibilities
4.2 Customer may access and use the Products during the subscription term as authorized pursuant to Section 2.
4.3 Customer will (a.) be responsible for its Users’ compliance with this Agreement, (b.) be responsible for the accuracy, quality and legality of your Data and Content, and of the means by which you acquired your Data and Content, (c.) use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the Products, and notify Knexus promptly of any such unauthorized access or use, (d.) use the Products only in accordance with the usage and access restrictions set forth below and applicable laws and government regulations.
4.4 Customers shall (a.) ensure that any credentials, API keys and password necessary for accessing and using the Products are kept confidential and secure, (b.) shall use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that no unauthorized person could access the Products using such credentials, (c.) and shall immediately inform Knexus if it has any reason to believe that the confidentiality of such credentials has been compromised.
4.5 Customer shall not (a.) make the Products available to anyone other than authorized Admin Users, (b.) sell, resell, license, sublicense, distribute, rent or lease the Products , (c.) use the Products to store or transmit infringing, libelous, or otherwise unlawful or tortious material, or to store or transmit material in violation of third-party privacy rights, (d.) use the Products to store or transmit Malicious Code, (e.) interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Products or third-party data contained therein, (f.) access the Products in order to build competitive software or services, (g.) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Products or their related systems or networks., or (h.) use the Products in connection with any fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity, or otherwise in a manner that violates any Applicable Law.
4.6 Customer shall provide Knexus with consent (a.) to access analytics captured within the Products and (b.) all necessary access to such information as may be required to undertake performance analysis, including access to Customer’s site performance data, and (c.) to monitor Customer’s use of the Products, all for the sole purpose of helping Customer to improve business performance
5.1 Ownership. All Intellectual Property Rights in Content will remain, as between the parties, the property of Customer.
5.2 Customer Content. Customer grants to Knexus, solely to the extend necessary to provide the Products hereunder, a non-exclusive license to store, use, reproduce, display and distribute the Content in any existing or future media and digital channels, including but not limited to, any Content, text, images, audio and video that is made available to Knexus. Customer will not submit any Content to the Products that is illegal or unlawful, or that is or has been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings. Customer shall not infringe on any third party’s legal rights, and shall hold Knexus harmless for any damages or proceedings related to any future infringement. Knexus reserves the right to edit or remove any Content that is made available to the Products or stored on Knexus’ servers. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Knexus does not assume any responsibility for monitoring Customer Content made available on the Knexus Products.
5.3 Representation and Warranty. Customer represents and warrants to Knexus that the Content, and their use by Knexus in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, will not (a) breach any Applicable Law, (b) infringe any person’s Intellectual Property Rights or other legal rights, or (c) give rise to any cause of action against Knexus or Customer or any third party.
5.4 Removal of Content. If Knexus received information that Customer Content made available to Knexus may violate application law or third party rights, Knexus may so notify Customer and in such event, Customer will promptly take actions to resolve the potential violation. If Customer does not take required action in accordance with this Section 5.4, Knexus may disable the Products until the potential violation is resolved.
To the extent that you use Knexus Products &/or Services to request rights to use photos, videos, or other user-generated content posted by third parties on social media platforms (the “Social Content”), you agree that: (i) you will obtain all necessary rights to Social Content from the content creator(s) and all other consent and authority required under applicable laws (including applicable federal and provincial privacy and anti-spam legislation) necessary to enable Knexus to provide the Services to you, including with respect to the collection, storage, access, use, disclosure and transmission of any personal information in the Social Content; (ii) you will comply with all policies and procedures of the applicable social media platform in respect of the use of such Social Content; and (iii) you will hold Knexus harmless in connection with any injuries, losses, or legal actions suffered by you from using Social Content acquired through Knexus Products &/or Services in accordance with the terms hereof for which proper digital rights were not acquired. Knexus does not represent or warrant that use of Knexus Products &/or Services will provide you with such rights or consents.
5.6. No Responsibility for Third-Party Material. The Site may contain links to third-party Web sites (“Third-Party Sites”) and third-party content (“Third-Party Content”) as a service to those interested in this information, payment processors and other payment intermediaries that you may use in connection with your use of Knexus Products &/or Services. You use links to Third-Party Sites and any Third-Party Content or service provided there, at your own risk.
Knexus makes no claim or representation regarding Third-Party Content or Third-Party Sites, and provides them or links to them only as a convenience. Inclusion in the Services of a link to a Third-Party Site or Third-Party Content does not imply Knexus’ endorsement, adoption or sponsorship of, or affiliation with, such Third-Party Site or Third-Party Content. Knexus accepts no responsibility for reviewing changes or updates to, or the quality, content, policies, nature or reliability of, Third-Party Content, Third-Party Sites, or Web sites linking to the Services. When you leave Knexus Products &/or Services, our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third-Party Site, and should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third party. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any fees or charges you incur in respect of such Third-Party Sites or Third-Party Content are solely your responsibility and any disputes related to the Third-Party Sites or Third-Party Content are between you and the provider of such Third-Party Sites or Third-Party Content.
6.0 Personal Data and Customer Data
6.2 Customer’s Representations and Warranties Regarding Personal Data. Customer represents and warrants that (a.) Customer is and will be in compliance with all Applicable Laws relating to privacy and data security, (b.) Customer has obtained and will obtain all necessary consents and made all necessary disclosures, and (c) Customer has and will have the legal right to disclose and otherwise make available all Personal Data that it discloses and makes available to Knexus.
6.3 Knexus’ Representations and Warranties Regarding Personal Data. Knexus warrants that (a.) Knexus will act only in accordance with Customer’s instructions regarding the processing of Personal Data performed on behalf of Customer, (b.) Knexus has in place appropriate security measures against unlawful or unauthorized processing of Personal Data and against loss or corruption of Personal Data, (c.) Knexus will maintain commercially reasonable administrative, physical and technical safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of Personal Data, including encryption of Personal Data in transmission (using SSL or similar technologies), (d.) Knexus shall not modify and disclose your Personal Data except as compelled by law or as expressly permitted in writing by Customer, (e.) Knexus shall not access Personal Data except to provide the Products &/or Services and prevent or address service or technical problemss.
6.4 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To the extent that Knexus engages in the processing of any Personal Data within the meaning of, and as governed by, the General Data Protection Regulation, on Customer’s behalf, in the provision of the Products & Services, the terms of the data processing addendum at Addendum A at the end, which are hereby incorporated by reference, shall apply and the parties agree to comply with such terms.
7.0 Fees and Payment for Purchased Product &/Or Services
7.2 Invoicing and Payment. Customer will provide Knexus with valid and updated credit card information, or with a valid purchase order or alternative document reasonably acceptable to Knexus. If Customer provide credit card information to Knexus, Customer authorize Knexus to such credit card for all Products and Services listed in the Order Form for the initial subscription term and any renewal subscription term(s). Such charges shall be made in advance, either annually or in accordance with any different billing frequency stated in the applicable Order Form. If the Order Form specifies that payment will be by a method other than a credit card, Knexus will invoice Customer in advance and otherwise in accordance with the relevant Order Form. Unless otherwise stated in the Order Form, invoiced charges are due net 30 days from the invoice date. Customer is responsible for providing complete and accurate billing and contact information to Knexus and notifying Knexus of any changes to such information.
7.3 Overdue Charges. If any charges are not received from Customer by the due date, then at Knexus discretion, (a.) such charges may accrue late interest at the rate of 1.5% of the outstanding balance per month, or the maximum rate permitted by law, whichever is lower, from the date such payment was due until the date paid, and/or (b.) Knexus may condition future subscription renewals and Order Forms on payment terms shorter than those specified in Section 7.2 (Invoicing and Payment).
7.4 Suspension of Service and Acceleration. If any amount owing by Customer under this or any other agreement for Knexus Products &/or Services is 30 or more days overdue (or 10 or more days overdue in the case of amounts Customer have authorized Knexus to charge to Customer’s credit card), Knexus may, without limiting Knexus’ other rights and remedies, accelerate Customer’s unpaid fee obligations under such agreements so that all such obligations become immediately due and payable, and suspend Knexus’ Products &/or Services to Customer until such amounts are paid in full. Knexus will give Customer at least 7 days’ prior notice that Customer’s account is overdue, in accordance with Section 14.2 (Notices), before suspending Products & Services to Customer.
7.5 Payment Disputes. Knexus shall not exercise Knexus’ rights under Section 7.3 (Overdue Charges) or 7.4 (Suspension of Service and Acceleration) if Customer is disputing the applicable charges reasonably and in good faith and are cooperating diligently to resolve the dispute.
7.6 Taxes. Unless otherwise stated, Knexus’ fees do not include any taxes, levies, duties or similar governmental assessments of any nature, including but not limited to value-added, sales, use or withholding taxes, assessable by any local, state, provincial, federal or foreign jurisdiction (collectively, “Taxes”). Customer is responsible for paying all taxes associated with Customer’s purchases hereunder. If Knexus has the legal obligation to pay or collect Taxes for which Customer is responsible under this paragraph, the appropriate amount shall be invoiced to and paid by Customer, unless Customer provide Knexus with a valid tax exemption certificate authorized by the appropriate taxing authority. For clarity, Knexus is solely responsible for taxes assessable against it based on Knexus’ income, property and employees.
8.0 Proprietary Rights
8.2 Customer’s Intellectual Property. As between Knexus and Customer, Customer exclusively owns all rights, title and interest in and to all Content created by Customer, or by Knexus for Customer, during performance of the Services, including content templates, shall be the owned exclusively by Customer.
8.3 Restrictions. Customer shall not (a.) permit any third party to access the Products except as permitted herein or in an Order Form, (b.) create derivative works based on the Products except as authorized herein, (c.) copy, frame or mirror any part or content of the Products , other than copying or framing on Customers own intranets or otherwise for your own internal business purposes, (d.) reverse engineer the Products , or (e.) access the Products in order to (i.) build a competitive products or service, or (ii.) copy any features, functions or graphics of the Products.
8.4 Customer’s Applications and Code. If Customer, a third party acting on Customer’s behalf, or a user creates applications or program code using the Products , Customer authorize Knexus to host, copy, transmit, display and adapt such applications and program code, solely as necessary for Knexus to provide the Products in accordance with this Agreement. Subject to the above, Knexus acquire no right, title or interest from Customer or Customer’s licensors under this Agreement in or to such applications or program code, including any intellectual property rights therein.
8.5 Customer’s Data. Subject to the limited rights granted by Customer hereunder, Knexus acquire no right, title or interest from Customer or Customer’s licensors under this Agreement in or to Customer’s Data, including any intellectual property rights therein.
8.6 Suggestions. Knexus shall have a royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to use and incorporate into the Products any suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations or other feedback provided by Customer, including users, relating to the operation of the Products.
8.7 Marketing. Customer permits Knexus to use its name and logo on the website, sales and marketing materials to indicate that it is a client of Knexus for the duration of the contract, subject to complying with any branding guidelines notified to Knexus by the Customer. The Customer shall, upon successful implementation of the solution at Knexus’ reasonable request and at Knexus’ cost, participate in case studies and testimonials with Knexus, the content of which shall be subject to written agreement by both Parties.
9.2 Protection of Confidential Information. The Receiving Party shall use the same degree of care that it uses to protect the confidentiality of its own confidential information of like kind (but in no event less than reasonable care) (a.) not to use any confidential information of the Disclosing Party for any purpose outside the scope of this Agreement, and (b.) except as otherwise authorized by the Disclosing Party in writing, to limit access to confidential information of the Disclosing Party to those of its and its Affiliates’ employees, contractors and agents who need such access for purposes consistent with this Agreement and who have signed confidentiality agreements with the Receiving Party containing protections no less stringent than those herein. Neither party shall disclose the terms of this Agreement or any Order Form to any third party other than its Affiliates and their legal counsel and accountants without the other party’s prior written consent.
9.3 Compelled Disclosure. The Receiving Party may disclose confidential information of the Disclosing Party if it is compelled by law to do so, provided the Receiving Party gives the Disclosing Party prior notice of such compelled disclosure (to the extent legally permitted) and reasonable assistance, at the Disclosing Party’s cost, if the Disclosing Party wishes to contest the disclosure. If the Receiving Party is compelled by law to disclose the Disclosing Party’s confidential information as part of a civil proceeding to which the Disclosing Party is a party, and the Disclosing Party is not contesting the disclosure, the Disclosing Party will reimburse the Receiving Party for its reasonable cost of compiling and providing secure access to such confidential information.
9.4 Retention and Disposal. Upon the request of the Disclosing Party and in the event of termination or expiration of this Agreement, the Receiving Party agrees to promptly return Confidential Information to the Disclosing Party or destroy or permanently erase the Confidential Information from all forms of recordation to the extent reasonably feasible, and, if requested by the Disclosing Party, confirm in writing that it has done so. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a party may retain copies of Confidential Information to the extent required to comply with Applicable Law. Such Confidential Information, as applicable, will remain subject to the disclosure and use restrictions herein.
9.5 Injunctive Relief. In the event of a breach or threatened or attempted breach of the Receiving Party’s obligations with respect to Confidential Information, the Disclosing Party may have no adequate remedy in money or damages and therefore may immediately seek an injunction against such breach.
10.0 Term and Termination
10.2 Term of Purchased Products. Products purchased by Customer commence on the start date specified in the applicable Order Form and continue for the subscription term specified therein. Except as otherwise specified in the applicable Order Form, the Products shall automatically renew for successive periods of twelve (12) months , unless either party gives the other notice of non-renewal at least 30 days before the end of the relevant subscription term. Knexus may adjust the pricing for any such renewal term, by giving written notice to Customer at least sixty (60) days before the end of such prior term, to (a.) remove any discounts granted during the initial subscription term or then current renewal term, as applicable; (b.) update the pricing to reflect increases in plan usage; (c.) increase the pricing charged to the customer by up to 7% of the pricing for the relevant Products in the immediately prior subscription term.
10.3 Termination for Cause. A party may terminate this Agreement for cause: (a.) upon 30 days written notice to the other party of a material breach if such breach remains uncured at the expiration of such period, or (b.) if the other party becomes the subject of a petition in bankruptcy or any other proceeding relating to insolvency, receivership, liquidation or assignment for the benefit of creditors.
10.4 Refund or Payment upon Termination. Upon any termination for cause by Customer, Knexus shall refund Customer any prepaid fees covering the remainder of the term of all subscriptions after the effective date of termination. Upon any termination for cause by Knexus, Customer shall pay any unpaid fees covering the remainder of the term of all Order Forms after the effective date of termination. In no event shall any termination relieve Customer of the obligation to pay any fees payable to Knexus for the period prior to the effective date of termination.
10.5 Actions Upon Termination. Upon termination of this Agreement, (a.) Customer shall irrevocably delete all Knexus’ Confidential Information from its computer systems within thirty (30) days of termination, (b.) Knexus shall irrevocably delete all Customer Confidential Information from the System within thirty (30) days of termination, and (c.) all rights granted by Knexus under this Agreement shall cease and Customer shall immediately cease any use of the Products &/or Services.
10.6 Return of Customer’s Data. Upon request by Customer made within 30 days after the effective date of termination of a Product subscription, Knexus will make available to Customer for download a file of Customer’s data in comma separated value (.csv) format along with attachments in their native format. After such 30-day period, Knexus shall have no obligation to maintain or provide any of Customer’s data and shall thereafter, unless legally prohibited, delete all of Customer’s data in Knexus’ systems or otherwise in Knexus’ possession or under Knexus’ control.
11.0 Representations and Warranties
11.2 Customer’ Representation and Warranties. In addition to warranties that Customer has made elsewhere in this Agreement, Customer represents and warrants that it owns all Content or otherwise has the legal right to have them uploaded onto and maintained on the Products, that the Content do not and will not infringe Intellectual Property Rights of any other party, and that the Content do not and will not violate Applicable Law.
11.3 Knexus Representation and Warranties. In addition to warranties that Knexus has made elsewhere in this Agreement, Knexus represents (a.) the Products will perform materially in accordance with the User Guide, (b.) the functionality of the Products will not be materially decreased during a subscription term, and (c.) Knexus will not transmit Malicious Code to Customer, provided it is not a breach of this subpart (d.) if Customer or a user uploads a file containing Malicious Code into the Products and later downloads that file containing Malicious Code, and (e,) For any breach of a warranty above, Customer’s exclusive remedy shall be as provided in Section 10.3 (Termination for Cause) and Section 10.4 (Refund or Payment upon Termination).
11.4 Disclaimer of Warranties. Except as expressly provided herein, neither party makes any warranties of any kind, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, and each party specifically disclaims all implied warranties, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
12.2 Remedies. The provisions of this Agreement are necessary for the protection of the business and goodwill of the Parties and are considered by the Parties to be reasonable for such purpose. Customer agrees that any breach of this Agreement may cause Knexus substantial and irreparable damages and, therefore, in the event of any such breach, in addition to other remedies which may be available, Knexus shall have the right to seek specific performance and other injunctive and equitable relief. In the event that Customer use the Products &/or Services for commercial purposes in breach of this Agreement, Customer agree that Knexus shall be entitled to any proceeds that Customer has obtained from such activity, without prejudice to other rights or remedies Knexus may have against Customer.
14.2 Notices. Except as otherwise specified in this Agreement, all notices, permissions and approvals hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given upon (a.) personal delivery, (b.) the second business day after mailing, (c.) the second business day after sending by confirmed facsimile, or (d.) the first business day after sending by email (provided email shall not be sufficient for notices of termination or an indemnifiable claim). Billing-related notices to Customer shall be addressed to the relevant billing contact designated by Customer. All other notices to Customer shall be addressed to the relevant Services system administrator designated by Customer.
14.3 Agreement to Governing Law and Jurisdiction. Each party agrees to the applicable governing law above without regard to choice or conflicts of law rules, and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the applicable courts above.
14.4 Waiver of Jury Trial. Each party hereby waives any right to jury trial in connection with any action or litigation in any way arising out of or related to this Agreement.
15.2 Dispute Resolution. This Agreement, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation including non-contractual disputes or claims, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales. The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of, or in connection with, the Agreement or its subject matter or formation, including non-contractual disputes or claim.
15.3 Notification of Unauthorized Acts. Customer is obligated to notify Knexus in writing regarding any actual or perceived breach of this Agreement.
15.4 Providing Knexus with all information that is reasonably requested. In the event that Customer notify Knexus in accordance with Clause 15.2 above, Customer shall cooperate fully with Knexus by providing Knexus with all information that is reasonably requested by Knexus from Customer.
15.5 Relationship of the Parties. The parties are independent contractors. This Agreement does not create a partnership, franchise, joint venture, agency, fiduciary or employment relationship between the parties.
15.6 No Third-Party Beneficiaries. There are no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement.
15.7 Waiver. No failure or delay by either party in exercising any right under this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of that right.
15.8 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, the provision shall be modified by the court and interpreted so as best to accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in effect.
15.9 Assignment. Neither this Agreement nor any rights, licenses or obligations under it, may be assigned by the Customer. Any attempt by the Customer to assign, transfer or delegate this Agreement shall be null and void. We may assign this Agreement or any rights, licenses or obligations under it in Knexus’ sole discretion.
Addendum A – Data Processing
1.1 The definitions and rules of interpretation in this Section apply in this Addendum.
“Breach” means a breach of security measures leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, Personal Data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed by Knexus on Customer’s behalf and instructions through the Products and Services.
“Business Purposes” means the Products and Services described in this Agreement.
“Data Subject”means an individual who is the subject of Personal Data (as the term “data subject” is defined under GDPR).
“Data Protection Legislation” means all applicable data protection laws including the GDPR (EU) 2016/679 and any applicable national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation in England and Wales relating to the processing of Personal Data and the privacy of electronic communications, as amended, replaced or updated from time to time, including the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive 2002/58/EC and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 SI 2003/2426.
“GDPR” means the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679.
“Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable person (as the term “personal data” is defined under GDPR).
“Processing, processes and process “ means either any activity that involves the use of Personal Data or as the Data Protection Legislation may otherwise define processing, processes or process.
2.0 Personal data types and processing purposes
2.2 The Customer retains control of the Personal Data and remains responsible for its compliance obligations under the applicable Data Protection Legislation, including providing any required notices and obtaining any required consents, and for the processing instructions it gives to Knexus.
2.3 This section describes the subject matter, duration, nature and purpose of processing and the type of Personal Data and categories of Data Subject in respect of which Knexus may process to fulfil the business purposes of this Agreement.
Subject matter of processing: the performance of services pursuant to this Agreement
Duration of Processing: the duration of this Agreement
Nature of Processing: providing Products and Services or fulfilling contractual obligations to Customer as described in the this Agreement. Services may include the processing of Personal Data by Knexus and/or its Approved Sub-processors on systems which may contain Personal Data
Business Purposes: the provision of Products and Services by Knexus to Customer as specified in this Agreement
Type of Personal Data: data subjects’ IP address but not special categories of personal data (only subject to customer’s request). Customer can also instruct Knexus to store additional data and to import and export data to third-party systems
Categories of Data Subject: Customer’s prospects, users, customers and other third parties
Identify the legal basis for processing Personal Data outside the EEA in order to comply with cross-border transfer restrictions: Knexus processes data in the EEA, but if instructed by Customer to transfer or process Personal Data outside the EEA, Knexus will use the legal basis supplied.
2.4 Knexus’ obligations. (a.) Knexus will only process the Personal Data to the extent, and in such a manner, as is necessary for the Business Purposes and in accordance with the Customer’s written instructions, (b.) Knexus may disclose Personal Data to third parties if required to do so by law. If a law, court, regulator or supervisory authority requires Knexus to process or disclose Personal Data, Knexus shall use reasonable endeavours to inform the Customer of the legal or regulatory requirement, unless the law prohibits such notice, (c.) Knexus will reasonably assist the Customer with meeting the Customer’s compliance obligations under the Data Protection Legislation, taking into account the nature of the Knexus’ processing and the information available to Knexus, including in relation to Data Subject rights, data protection impact assessments and reporting to and consulting with supervisory authorities under the Data Protection Legislation.
2.5 Security. (a.) Taking into account (i.) the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing, (ii.) the state of the art and costs of implementation, and (iii.) the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of individuals, Knexus shall implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk, (b.) Knexus shall implement measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk involved, including as appropriate: (i.) Data minimization, (ii.) anonymization and encryption of personal data, (iii.) the ability to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of processing systems and services, (iv.) the ability to restore the availability and access to personal data in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident, and (v.) a process for regularly testing, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of security measures.
2.6 Personal Data Breach. (a.) Knexus shall notify the Customer without undue delay after having become aware of a Personal Data Breach, (b.) Immediately following any unauthorised or unlawful Personal Data processing or Personal Data Breach, the parties will coordinate with each other to investigate the matter. Knexus will reasonably cooperate with the Customer in the Customer’s handling of the matter, this may include where appropriate (i.) assisting with any investigation, (ii.) making available all relevant records, logs, files, data reporting and other materials required to comply with all Data Protection Legislation or as otherwise reasonably required by the Customer, and (iii.) taking reasonable and prompt steps to mitigate the effects and to minimise any damage resulting from the Personal Data Breach or unlawful Personal Data processing, (c.) If and to the extent that a Personal Data Breach arises from any act or omission of the Customer or a third party, the Customer will be responsible for, and shall reimburse Knexus for, all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by or on behalf Knexus in connection with the performance of its obligations under clauses 6.7 (b).
2.7 Cross-border transfers of personal data. Knexus shall not transfer or otherwise process Personal Data outside the European Economic Area unless in accordance with the Customer’s instructions or consent.
2.8 Complaints, data subject requests and third party rights. (a.) Knexus must take such technical and organisational measures as may be appropriate, and promptly provide such information to the Customer as the Customer may reasonably require, to enable the Customer to comply with (i.) the rights of Data Subjects under the Data Protection Legislation, including subject access rights, the rights to rectify and erase personal data, object to the processing and automated processing of personal data, and restrict the processing of personal data, and (ii.) information or assessment notices served on the Customer by any supervisory authority under the Data Protection Legislation, (b.) Knexus must notify the Customer immediately if it receives any complaint, notice or communication that relates directly or indirectly to the processing of the Personal Data or to either party’s compliance with the Data Protection Legislation, (c.) Knexus must promptly notify the Customer if it receives a request from a Data Subject for access to their Personal Data or to exercise any of their related rights under the Data Protection Legislation, and (d.) Knexus will assist the Customer in responding to any complaint, notice, communication or Data Subject request.
2.9 Data return and destruction. Knexus shall either, at the direction of the Customer, return or destroy all Personal Data on termination of this Agreement, except to the extent Data Protection Legislation requires Knexus to retain it. In that case, Knexus will no longer process Personal Data, except to the extent required by applicable Data Protection Legislation.
2.10 Audit. Knexus shall make available to the Customer all information necessary to demonstrate compliance with its obligations under Data Protection Legislation to allow for and contribute to audits, including inspections, conducted by the Customer or another auditor mandated by the Customer.