Customer Terms of Service(EMEA)
THESE TERMS OF SERVICE (“TERMS”) GOVERN YOU AND YOUR AFFILIATES’ USE OF THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU BY DOUBLEDUTCH EMEA B.V. (“DOUBLEDUTCH”). THE TERMS "YOU" OR "YOUR" SHALL REFER TO YOU PERSONALLY OR, IF YOU REPRESENT A COMPANY OR OTHER SUCH ENTITY, TO THAT COMPANY/ENTITY AND ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND AFFILIATES AS THE CASE MAY BE.
ANY TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH ON ANY DOCUMENT OR DOCUMENTS ISSUED BY YOU EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER ISSUANCE OF ANY DOCUMENT BY DOUBLEDUTCH SETTING FORTH OR REFERRING TO THESE TERMS ARE HEREBY EXPLICITLY REJECTED AND DISREGARDED BY DOUBLEDUTCH, AND ANY SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS SHALL BE WHOLLY INAPPLICABLE TO ANY SALE MADE BY DOUBLEDUTCH TO YOU AND SHALL NOT BE BINDING IN ANY WAY ON DOUBLEDUTCH.
UPON COMPLETE EXECUTION OF AN ORDER FORM (DEFINED BELOW AND REFERRED TO HEREIN AS AN “ORDER”), THESE TERMS SHALL BECOME PART OF YOUR BINDING, LEGAL CONTRACT. IF YOU SIGNED THE ORDER 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.
- Defined Terms
- Event Information and Content
- App Store Distribution
- Professional Services
- Term and Termination
- Intellectual Property Licenses and Ownership
- Disclaimer of Representations and Warranties
- Limitation of Liability
“Affiliates” means, with respect to a party, any person that directly or indirectly Controls, is Controlled by or is under common Control with that party, where “Control” means beneficial ownership of at least fifty percent (50%) of the then-outstanding voting shares or equity interests in the person in question or the ability to otherwise direct the affairs or operations of the person in question, but only so long as such control exists.
“Agreement” means, collectively, these Terms and an applicable Order.
“App” means each DoubleDutch proprietary mobile, tablet, and web-based application, identified in an Order.
“Content” means all of the copyrighted materials, data, information, and other content, whether copyrighted or not, originated by You and delivered to DoubleDutch that is required for the App to operate properly in connection with the Professional Services and the Services.
“Customer CMS” means DoubleDutch’s Content Management System and portal described below.
“End User” means an individual who downloads or otherwise accesses an App for that individual’s own personal use and not for resale or distribution to any other person or entity.
“EULA” means an End User License Agreement entered into by End Users.
“Event” means a conference or other gathering produced by You.
“Exhibitor” means a vendor, company, individual, entity or organization other than You that You invite to Your Event and to whom You may grant certain rights and privileges to use the App and who may provide data to be used in the App at one or more events.
“Marks” means each of Your trademarks, service marks, and logos that are delivered or made available to DoubleDutch for use in connection with the Agreement.
“Media Assets” mmeans all Content consisting of branded graphics provided by You to be incorporated in the App through the CMS that must meet the specifications provided to you by DoubleDutch.
“Order” means an Order Form that references these Terms and is signed by DoubleDutch and You.
“Professional Services” means any consulting, on-site support, or similar professional services to be performed by DoubleDutch, as identified in an Order.
“Services” means, collectively, DoubleDutch’s standard proprietary service offering consisting of the provision of the App, access to DoubleDutch websites and software (including CMS), hosting of the App and websites, assistance with use of CMS, App distribution assistance, technical support, and related services made available by DoubleDutch to You on a subscription basis, as identified in an Order.
“Term” means the period beginning on the Contract State Date and ending on the Contract End Date, each as specified in Your Order, which may be further extended by the automatic renewal provision of Section 9.1.
DoubleDutch shall not be obligated to deliver any App, perform any Professional Services, or make any Services available to You until both parties execute the applicable Order describing such App, Services, or Professional Services. References to the Agreement include the applicable Order. Nothing in this Agreement obligates either party to enter into any Order(s) or any further agreements. In the event of conflict between these Terms and an Order, these Terms shall prevail.
EVENT INFORMATION AND CONTENT
3.1 Content Management System. As a part of the Services, DoubleDutch will provide You with access credentials, during the Term, to an online portal hosted by DoubleDutch (“Content Management System” or “CMS”) through which You will be able to upload Event information and other Content for Your Event, push notifications to Event attendees, and access attendee data and related usage metrics.
3.2 Your Responsibility. IIt is Your responsibility to provide through the Content Management System all Event-specific Content required for the App to operate properly. You must deliver all necessary Event-specific Content for an Event no later than five (5) days prior to the start date of the Event in order for the Services and App to be available to End Users in a timely manner.
3.3 Unauthorized Use. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all usernames and passwords issued to You and are solely responsible for all activities that occur under these usernames.
3.4 CMS Assistance. DoubleDutch will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide content integration assistance and support to finalize the onboarding of Your Content into the App.
4.1 App Features. End Users and Exhibitors will have access to Event-specific features as described in the DoubleDutch features list at www.doubledutch.me/features-list.html by accessing the Services through the Apps.
4.2 Your Responsibility. It is Your responsibility to provide DoubleDutch with branded Media Assets for each Event-specific App in accordance with the specifications provided by DoubleDutch. You must deliver all necessary Media Assets for each Event-specific App no later than twenty (20) business days prior to the intended launch date of the App in order for the App to be available to End Users.
App Store Distribution
5.2 Your Responsibility. If You are responsible for distributing the App, You must deliver the iOS Distribution Certificate, Apple® Push Notifications Production Certificate, provisioning profile with App ID and Bundle Identifier and associated passwords for each App to DoubleDutch no later than fifteen (15) days prior to intended App launch date in order to effect a timely deployment.
5.3 Distribution Requirements. If You are responsible for distributing the App, You will comply with all applicable rules, guidelines, and terms and conditions of each App Store relating to the distribution permitted by this Agreement and will only distribute the Apps to End Users subject to a binding agreement that complies with the requirements of the applicable App Store and that contains the following terms: (i) title to, and ownership of, the Apps (excluding any of Your Content and/or Marks therein) remains with DoubleDutch; (ii) the Apps may not be altered, modified, distributed, transferred, reverse engineered, decompiled, or disassembled; (iii) all warranties, express and implied, are disclaimed on behalf of DoubleDutch; (iv) all direct, consequential, special, and indirect damages are disclaimed on behalf of DoubleDutch; and (v) data use and license provisions, as required to be passed to End Users pursuant to an EULA subject to Section 10 of this Agreement.
5.4 App Distribution Assistance. If You are responsible for distributing the App, DoubleDutch will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide distribution assistance and support to upload the App to the App Store.
5.5 App Store Operator. You acknowledge and agree that the operator of each applicable App Store has the discretion to approve or reject the Apps and that DoubleDutch shall have no responsibility for any App that is rejected by the owner/operator of an applicable App Store.
5.6 Suspension. DoubleDutch will have the right to suspend or discontinue the distribution of any App in the event that it determines that such distribution may result in harm, damage, or liability for DoubleDutch.
5.7 Google Play™ Distribution. If You elect to use Google Play™ to distribute the App to Your End Users and/or Exhibitors, it is solely Your responsibility to obtain and maintain a Google Play™ developer account during the Term. You may elect, in your sole discretion, to provide DoubleDutch with “Release Manager” access to Your Google Play™ account or, in the alternative, DoubleDutch can provide You Android .apk files to upload to the App to enable such use.
6.1 Hosting Services. After all Event Content has been delivered by You through the Content Management System, DoubleDutch will host and make available such Content together with the App for access and use by End Users and/or Exhibitors.
6.2 Subscription. Access to the Services is provided on a subscription basis, and Your ability to access and use, and enable End Users to access and use, the Services and content contained therein is dependent upon a then-current subscription term being in effect.
6.3 Support. DoubleDutch will provide technical support for the CMS to You, Your End Users and Your Exhibitors as specified in Your Order and as further specified below. Additional information regarding DoubleDutch support can be found at https://doubledutch.me/service-6-15.html.
6.3.1 Support for You. DoubleDutch will provide technical support to You via one or more of Your employees You identify as the “Dashboard Administrator Users” in Your Order. Technical support will be available to You 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. GMT and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. HKT via DoubleDutch’s support portal at http://customersupport.doubledutch.me or by calling the Customer Support Phone Number found at https://doubledutch.me/service-6-15.html.
6.3.2 Support for Your End Users. DoubleDutch will provide technical support to Your End Users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year via DoubleDutch’s support portal at email@example.com.
6.3.3 Exhibitor Support. DoubleDutch will provide technical support to Your Exhibitors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year via DoubleDutch’s support portal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6.4 Access. DoubleDutch will make commercially reasonable efforts to provide You with access to the App 95% of the time during the Term, subject to normal maintenance and subject to You and/or the End Users having adequate connectivity and hardware.
If an Order identifies certain Professional Services to be performed, DoubleDutch shall perform such Professional Services in a professional and workmanlike manner.
8.1 Fees. You shall pay DoubleDutch the fees for the Services provided over the Term and for the Professional Services, in each case as described in the Order. Without limiting its other remedies, DoubleDutch will have the right to withhold performance of Professional Services and/or terminate and/or suspend access to the Services if amounts due are not timely paid. All payment obligations are non-cancelable and fees paid are non-refundable.
8.2 Taxes. The fees exclude all applicable sales, use, and other taxes (other than VAT and taxes on DoubleDutch’s income), duties, charges, and related fees and penalties in each case arising from any payments to be made to DoubleDutch under this Agreement and/or performance hereunder (collectively, “Taxes”), and You will be responsible for payment of all Taxes. You will make all payments of fees to DoubleDutch free and clear of, and without reduction for, any withholding taxes; any such taxes will be Your sole responsibility, and You will provide DoubleDutch with official receipts issued by the appropriate taxing authority, or such other evidence as DoubleDutch may reasonably request, to establish that such taxes have been paid.
TERM AND TERMINATION
9.1 Term. Unless sooner terminated as permitted herein, the Agreement shall commence and expire on the dates identified in Your Order. Following expiration, the Order will automatically renew under the same terms unless either party provides written notice of non-renewal at least thirty (30) days before the end of the then-current term or the parties enter into a new Order that expressly replaces and supersedes the then-existing Order.
9.2 Termination. Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately upon notice to the other party if the other party materially breaches this Agreement, and such breach remains uncured for more than fourteen (14) days after receipt of written notice of such breach. Upon termination or expiration of this Agreement for any reason, all rights and obligations of both parties, including all licenses granted hereunder (except the licenses described in Section 10.8), shall immediately terminate and each party shall promptly return (or, at the other party’s request, destroy) the other party’s Confidential Information as defined in Section 11.1.
9.3 Survival. The following Sections shall survive expiration or termination of this Agreement: 1, 2, 3.3, 8, 9.3, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Rights under any then-in-effect EULA shall survive expiration or termination of this Agreement in accordance with their terms.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LICENSES AND OWNERSHIP
10.1 CMS License. DoubleDutch shall own and retain all right title and interest in and to the CMS and DoubleDutch hereby grants to You, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, a limited, revocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, non-transferable (except as set forth in Section 15.10), fully paid, royalty-free, non-assessable license during the Term to access and use the CMS solely for Your internal business purposes and for the purpose of uploading and viewing content and data related to the Services.
10.2 Restrictions on Use. You shall not, and shall not permit any third party to: (i) reproduce, modify, adapt, alter, translate or create derivative works from the CMS and/or any App; (ii) merge the CMS and/or any App with any other software; (iii)reverse engineer, decompile, dissemble, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the CMS and/or any App; or (iv) distribute, sublicense, lease, rent, loan, or otherwise transfer the CMS and/or any App to any third party except as expressly allowed under this Agreement. You must not remove, alter, or obscure in any way any proprietary notices of DoubleDutch or its suppliers on or within any copies of the CMS and/or any App.
10.3 DoubleDutch IP.
10.3.1 The Services, CMS, and Apps and any other work product resulting from the Services and/or the Professional Services, including, without limitation, notes, records, drawings, designs, works, discoveries, improvements, specifications, operating instructions, inventions, processes, know-how, techniques, trade secrets, software and any derivatives, updates or upgrades to all of the foregoing, and other intellectual property, together with any revisions, additions and refinements and derivative works thereof, all of which have been and will continue to be independently developed, whether within or outside of the scope of the Services, which may or may not be included in a portion of the Services or Professional Services, but excluding all Content, Media Assets and Marks incorporated therein, and all worldwide intellectual property rights in all of the foregoing (collectively, “DoubleDutch IP”), are the exclusive property of DoubleDutch. For avoidance of doubt, any copyrightable subject matter developed by DoubleDutch during the Term of this Agreement is not a work made for hire and shall be owned directly by DoubleDutch. All licenses granted by DoubleDutch to You are express, are limited to their terms and conditions specified herein, and there are no implied licenses granted to You to any DoubleDutch IP.
10.3.2 DoubleDutch may explicitly identify its ownership or other rights within the Services, CMS, and Apps and any other work product resulting from the Services and/or the Professional Services by using its branding, trademarks, the phrase “Powered by DoubleDutch” or other identifying material.
10.4 Assignment of Rights. If You obtain any ownership rights in or to any DoubleDutch IP or any other work product resulting from DoubleDutch’s performance under this Agreement, You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally: (i) assign all such right, title, and interest to DoubleDutch; (ii) waive any enforcement of any such ownership rights You may have against DoubleDutch; (iii) grant DoubleDutch an unlimited, non-revocable, worldwide, exclusive, transferable, fully paid, royalty-free, non-assessable license to such ownership rights; and (iv) covenant and agree that in the event any moral rights exist that cannot be assigned to DoubleDutch, You, to the maximum extent permitted by law, shall not exercise such moral rights in any way that might interfere with DoubleDutch’s economic exploitation of such material or which might inhibit DoubleDutch from modifying the material in any manner in which DoubleDutch sees fit.
10.5 License to Your IP. You hereby grant DoubleDutch a worldwide, royalty-free and nonexclusive license during the Term to use, reproduce, perform, display, distribute, and modify all Content, Media Assets and Marks (collectively, “Your Licensed IP”), solely as follows: (i) in connection with the performance of Services and Professional Services; (ii) for creation of, or incorporation of materials into, the CMS and any App; and (iii) in connection with marketing activities as requested by You in the Order. Your Licensed IP is and shall remain Your exclusive property. The license granted by You to DoubleDutch to use Your Licensed IP as provided herein is express, is limited to its terms and conditions specified herein, and there are no implied licenses granted by You to DoubleDutch.
10.6 Your Licensed IP. You represent and warrant that: (i) Your Licensed IP is correct and current; (ii) is owned by You or You have the right to grant the license in Section 10.5 above; (iii) that DoubleDutch’s placement, provision and/or use of Your Licensed IP hereunder shall not violate or infringe the intellectual property, moral, privacy, or publicity rights of any third party; and, (iv) to the extent necessary, DoubleDutch’s use of Your Licensed IP has been properly and completely approved for the uses hereunder.
10.7 End User Data. To the extent You obtain End User data (such as posts, photos and responses to polls from Event participants and names of Event participants), including any rights therein, as part of the Services or use of an App (collectively, the “End User Data”), You agree to process End User Data in accordance with local data protection legislation or any statutory equivalent in force in any part of the world which is relevant to personal data, including the General Data Protection Regulation in due time (Data Protection Legislation). In accordance with Data Protection Legislation, you agree to inform End Users of the means and purposes for which you process their data and also agree to inform End Users of their rights to access, delete and modify their personal data.
10.8 License to End User Data. In so far DoubleDutch does not qualify as data controller of the End User Data, You grant DoubleDutch a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, and nonexclusive sub-licenseable right to (i) use, reproduce, modify, and adapt all End User Data in connection with the Services and distribution and use of any App; and, (ii) use End User Data to improve our services, applications, develop new products, and launch services for other purposes.
11.1 Confidential Information. During the term of this Agreement, each party (the “Disclosing Party”) may provide the other party (the “Receiving Party”) with certain information regarding the Disclosing Party’s business, technology, products or services, or other confidential or proprietary information (collectively, “Confidential Information”). The Disclosing Party will mark all Confidential Information in tangible form as “confidential” or “proprietary” or with a similar legend, and identify all Confidential Information disclosed orally as confidential at the time of disclosure and provide a written summary of such Confidential Information within thirty (30) days after such oral disclosure. Regardless of whether so marked or identified, the source code for the Apps and all enhancements and improvements in the foregoing, and technical and functional information of the Services will be considered Confidential Information of DoubleDutch.
11.2 Protection of Confidential Information. The Receiving Party agrees that it will not use or disclose to any third party any Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party, except as expressly permitted under this Agreement. The Receiving Party will limit access to the Confidential Information to those employees with a need to know, who have confidentiality obligations no less restrictive than those set forth herein and have been informed of the confidential nature of such information. In addition, the Receiving Party will protect the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information from unauthorized use, access, or disclosure in the same manner that it protects its own proprietary information of a similar nature, but in no event with less than reasonable care. At the Disclosing Party’s request or upon termination of this Agreement, the Receiving Party will return to the Disclosing Party or destroy (or permanently erase in the case of electronic files consistent with that party’s records retention/destruction policy) all copies of the Confidential Information that the Receiving Party does not have a continuing right to use under this Agreement, and the Receiving Party shall provide to the Disclosing Party a written affidavit certifying compliance with this sentence. The confidentiality obligations set forth in this Section shall not apply to any information that: (i) becomes generally available to the public through no fault of the Receiving Party; (ii) is lawfully provided to the Receiving Party by a third party free of any confidentiality duties or obligations; (iii) was already known to the Receiving Party at the time of disclosure; or (iv) the Receiving Party can prove, by clear and convincing evidence, was independently developed by employees and contractors of the Receiving Party who did not use the Confidential Information.
11.3 Necessary Disclosure. In addition, the Receiving Party may disclose Confidential Information to the extent that such disclosure is necessary for the Receiving Party to enforce its rights under this Agreement or is required by law or by the order of a court or similar judicial or administrative body; provided, that the Receiving Party promptly notifies the Disclosing Party in writing of such required disclosure and cooperates with the Disclosing Party if the Disclosing Party seeks an appropriate protective order.
DISCLAIMER OF REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
THE APPS, CMS, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND THE SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND DOUBLEDUTCH HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, RELATING TO THE APPS AND ITS PERFORMANCE OF THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND SERVICES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. DOUBLEDUTCH DOES NOT WARRANT THAT USE OF THE APPS, CMS, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND THE SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
EXCEPT FOR A BREACH OF SECTION 11, A CLAIM RELATING TO MISUSE OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF THE OTHER PARTY’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND/OR EACH PARTY’S INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS UNDER SECTION 14, IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER PARTY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOST DATA AND LOST PROFITS, ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, OR TO ANY APP, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, OR THE SERVICES. EXCEPT FOR A BREACH OF SECTION 11, A CLAIM RELATING TO MISUSE OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF THE OTHER PARTY’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND/OR EACH PARTY’S INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS UNDER SECTION 14, EACH PARTY’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO THE OTHER PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, ANY APP, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, AND/OR THE SERVICES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR OTHERWISE, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF FEES PAID OR PAYABLE TO DOUBLEDUTCH BY YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. THE EXISTENCE OF ONE OR MORE CLAIMS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL NOT INCREASE EITHER PARTY’S LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOUBLEDUTCH’S SUPPLIERS HAVE ANY LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THIS AGREEMENT.
14.1 By DoubleDutch. DoubleDutch will defend, indemnify and hold You harmless at its own expense for any action against You brought by a third party to the extent that the action is based upon any claim that the Apps (excluding any Content, Marks, or any End User Data incorporated therein) infringe any U.S. copyrights or misappropriates any trade secrets (including those recognized as such under the Uniform Trade Secret law) and will pay those costs and damages finally awarded against You in any such action that are specifically attributable to such claim or those costs and damages agreed to in a monetary settlement of such action. Notwithstanding the foregoing, DoubleDutch will have no obligation with respect to an infringement claim based upon (i) any use of the Apps (or any of its components) not in accordance with this Agreement, (ii) any use of the Apps (or any of its components) in combination with other products, equipment, software or data not supplied by DoubleDutch, or (iii) any modification of the Apps (or any of its components) by any person other than DoubleDutch and its authorized representatives (collectively, “Excluded Claims”). If any App becomes, or in DoubleDutch’s opinion is likely to become, the subject of an infringement claim, DoubleDutch may at its option, (a) procure for You the right to continue using the App, (b) replace or modify the infringing component(s) of the App so that it becomes non-infringing, or (c) terminate this Agreement and refund any fees actually paid by You to DoubleDutch as advance payment for delivery of Services for the remainder of the Order term then in effect. This Section 14.1 states Your sole and exclusive remedy and DoubleDutch’s entire liability for infringement claims and actions.
14.2 By You. You will defend, indemnify and hold DoubleDutch harmless at Your expense for any action brought against DoubleDutch, and will pay any settlement You make or approve, or any damages finally awarded in such suit, insofar as such suit is based on a claim by any third party resulting from or relating to (i) any actions or omissions on Your part in marketing or distributing the Apps, (ii) any representations, warranties, or guarantees made or published by You, (iii) the Content, Marks, Media Assets or (iv) the Excluded Claims. This Section 14.2 states the sole and exclusive remedy of DoubleDutch and Your entire liability for the claims and actions described herein.
14.3 Procedure. The foregoing obligations of the indemnifying party are conditioned upon the indemnitee promptly notifying the indemnifying party in writing of the action, the indemnitee giving the indemnifying party sole control of the defense thereof and any related settlement negotiations, and the indemnitee cooperating and, at indemnifying party’s expense, assisting in such defense.
15.1 Notice. Notices to You will be sent to the address You provide on the Order. Notices to DoubleDutch must be sent to the mailing address set forth below. Each party has the right to change its address for notice by providing the other party at least ten (10) days’ prior, written notice. Address for notice to DoubleDutch: DoubleDutch EMEA B.V.., Van Diemenstraat 28, 1013 NH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Attention: Legal Department.
15.2 Relationship of the Parties. The parties are independent contracting parties to this Agreement. Neither party is the legal representative, joint venturer, or partner to the other party for any purpose. Neither party has authority to bind the other party to any third party or otherwise to act in any way as the other party’s representative or agent, except as this Agreement provides or the parties expressly agree in writing.
15.3 Legal Costs and Expenses. In the event either party must retain an attorney to enforce this Agreement or to file or defend any action arising out of this Agreement, the prevailing party in the action is entitled, in addition to any other remedies available to it, to recover from the other party its reasonable fees for lawyers and expert witnesses, plus court costs and expenses as a court of competent jurisdiction may fix. The term “prevailing party” for the purposes of this Section includes a defendant who has by motion, judgment, verdict, or dismissal by the court, successfully defended against any claim that has been asserted against it.
15.4 Waiver. No failure or delay by either party in exercising any right, power or remedy under this Agreement operates as a waiver of any right, power or remedy. No waiver of any provision of this Agreement is effective unless in writing and signed by the party against whom the waiver would be enforced. Any waiver by either party of any provision of this Agreement is not a waiver of any other provision of this Agreement, nor does any waiver operate as a waiver of the relevant provision respecting any future event or circumstance.
15.5 Modifications and Amendments. DoubleDutch may at any time, with or without notice, revise the portion of the Agreement consisting of these Terms by providing written notice to You or by prominently posting an update to this online document on the DoubleDutch website. For purposes of this Section 15.5, You acknowledge and agree that notice to You may be provided by email to the email address set out in the Order. You are responsible for providing us with Your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address that You have provided us is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to You the notice described above, our dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice of the changes described in the notice. Continued use of the Services following notice or posting of changes shall indicate Your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes. All modifications or amendments to the Order must be made in a writing signed by both parties in order to be effective.
15.6 Publicity. Upon mutual agreement, the parties may issue a press release, case study, blog post or social media post relating to the business relationship between them.
15.7 Severability. If a court of competent jurisdiction determines that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the extent possible consistent with the parties’ stated intention or, if incapable of enforcement, will be deemed to be deleted from this Agreement while the remainder of this Agreement will continue in full force.
15.8 Entire Agreement. This Agreement, together with the applicable Order, constitutes the parties’ entire agreement.This Agreement supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, understandings or communications between the parties, whether oral or written, with respect to its subject matter; provided, however, that any nondisclosure agreement in effect between the parties will remain in full force. You are not relying upon any statement, representation or warranty, whether negligently or innocently made, of any person that is contrary to this Agreement.
15.9 Remedies. You acknowledge that the Apps contain valuable trade secrets and proprietary information of DoubleDutch, that any actual or threatened breach of Sections 10 or 11 shall constitute immediate, irreparable harm to DoubleDutch for which monetary damages would be an inadequate remedy. In such case, DoubleDutch will be entitled to immediate injunctive relief without the requirement of posting bond.
15.10 Assignment. Neither party may assign or transfer, by operation of law or otherwise, this Agreement, in whole or in part, without first obtaining the other party’s prior written consent, except that either party may assign this Agreement, in whole or in part, without obtaining the consent of the other party, to the assigning party’s Affiliates and/or in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of all or substantially all of the assigning party’s assets. Any attempted assignment or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be void.
15.11 Force Majeure. Any delay in the performance or duties of either party will not be considered a breach of this Agreement if such delay is caused by a labor dispute, shortage of materials, fire, earthquake, flood, or any other event beyond the reasonable control of such party; provided, that such party uses reasonable efforts, under the circumstances, to notify the other party of the cause of such delay and to resume performance as soon as possible.
15.12 Governing Law; Venue. This Agreement is governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Netherlands. Any proceeding brought to enforce this Agreement or to adjudicate any dispute related to this Agreement is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Each party submits itself to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of these courts for purposes of proceedings related to this Agreement, waives forum non conveniens and similar defenses, and agrees that any service of process may be affected by delivery of the summons to the address for notice as specified herein.