Master Solutions Agreement
Last Updated Date:
January 1, 2020
This Master Solution Agreement (the “Agreement”) is a legal agreement entered into by and between the Customer identified on an order form (“Customer”) and governs any executed order forms, quotes, or other ordering document (“Order Form(s)”) that reference this Agreement and may be issued to Customer by Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc. (“Arctic Wolf”) or an Arctic Wolf authorized partner (“Authorized Partner”). This Agreement is effective on the date Customer executes the Order Form or submits a matching purchase order to Arctic Wolf or its Authorized Partner (the “Effective Date”). This Agreement permits Customer to purchase subscriptions to the Solutions identified in the Order Form from Arctic Wolf or such Authorized Partner and sets forth the terms and conditions under which those Solutions will be delivered. The Agreement consists of the terms and conditions set forth below, any attachments or exhibits identified herein and any Order Forms that reference this Agreement. If there is a conflict between the terms below, the Order Form, or the terms set forth in an URL referenced herein, the documents will control in the following order: the Order Form, this Master Solutions Agreement, and the terms located at any URL referenced in this Agreement.
BY EXECUTING AN ORDER FORM, DELIVERING A PURCHASE ORDER OR OTHER CONFIRMATION TO ARCTIC WOLF OR ITS AUTHORIZED PARTNER DOCUMENTING ACCEPTANCE OF AN ORDER FORM, OR OPERATING, DOWNLOADING, INSTALLING, REGISTERING OR OTHERWISE USING THE SOLUTIONS, OR CLICKING AN “I ACCEPT” OR “CONTINUE” BUTTON ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AGREEMENT, CUSTOMER (OR ITS AUTHORIZED AGENT, IF APPLICABLE) EXPRESSLY AND EXPLICITLY ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT THIS IS A BINDING AGREEMENT AND CUSTOMER HEREBY AGREES TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND ACCEPTS ARCTIC WOLF’S OFFER TO LICENSE OR SELL THE SOLUTIONS PURSUANT TO THE TERMS HEREIN. AN ORDER FORM IS CONSIDERED ACCEPTED BY ARCTIC WOLF WHEN COUNTERSIGNED BY ARCTIC WOLF OR ITS AUTHORIZED PARTNER, WHETHER MANUALLY OR ELECTRONICALLY. IF YOU ARE AN EMPLOYEE OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF CUSTOMER, YOU HEREBY REPRESENT AND WARRANT TO ARCTIC WOLF THAT YOU ARE (A) AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF CUSTOMER; AND (B) YOU ARE OVER 18 YEARS OLD. IF CUSTOMER DOES NOT ACCEPT ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THIS AGREEMENT OR IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT ACCEPT THE ORDER FORM, ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER OR OTHER CONFIRMATION, REGISTER OR OTHERWISE USE THE SOLUTIONS.
In consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements contained herein, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:
1. Scope. Customer will purchase and Arctic Wolf will provide the specific products and services (“Solutions”) as specified in the applicable Order Form. A Solution may consist of hardware equipment (“Equipment”), a cloud service offering (“Service”), software, including any add-ons offering enhanced features and functionality (collectively, the “Software”), and/or professional services (“Professional Services”). Each Solution is provided on a subscription basis for a set term designated on the Order Form (each, a “Subscription Term”) for the one-time and subscription fees set forth therein (the “Fees”). Customer may access and use the Solutions, and any Documentation associated therewith, solely for its own internal business purposes and in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, such associated Documentation, any scope of use restrictions designated in the applicable Order Form, and the Solutions Terms found at arcticwolf.com/terms/solutionsterms, as may be updated from time to time by Arctic Wolf. “Documentation” means user manuals, training materials, product descriptions and specifications and other printed information relating to the Arctic Wolf Solution, as in effect and generally available from Arctic Wolf, but expressly excluding marketing and sales collateral and materials.
2. Equipment. If the Order Form specifies that Customer will receive Equipment, then Customer is responsible for installing the Equipment at the location(s) specified by Arctic Wolf. The Equipment is a part of the Solutions and loaned to Customer by Arctic Wolf, not sold. Customer acknowledges that if Customer attempts to install or use the Equipment at a location other than specified by Arctic Wolf, the Solutions may fail to function or may function improperly. Other than normal wear and tear, Customer is directly responsible for loss, repair, replacement and other costs, damages, fees and charges during the Subscription Term and if Customer does not return the Equipment to Arctic Wolf in an undamaged condition. Customer is responsible for all costs associated with shipping the Equipment back to Arctic Wolf upon termination of the Subscription Term. Customer understands and agrees that should Customer elect to use Equipment outside the U.S., additional charges may apply for the shipping, export, and/or import of the Equipment.
3. Professional Services. Certain Arctic Wolf Solutions may require Professional Services, such as onboarding, or may be stand-alone offerings, and any such Professional Services shall be specified on an applicable Order Form.
5. Reservation of Rights and Ownership. Arctic Wolf owns, or has the right to license, the Solutions, any associated Documentation (“Arctic Wolf Technology”). Customer acknowledges and agrees that (a) the Arctic Wolf Technology is protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws, (b) Arctic Wolf retains all right, title and interest (including, without limitation, all patent, copyright, trade secret and other intellectual property rights) in and to the Arctic Wolf Technology, excluding any rights, title, and interest in any Third Party Products (as defined in Section 12.3 below) which shall be retained by its third party licensor(s), any other deliverables, any and all related and underlying technology and any derivative works or modifications of any of the foregoing, including, without limitation, any Feedback, (c) there are no implied licenses and any rights not expressly granted to Customer hereunder are reserved by Arctic Wolf, (d) the Solution, excluding Professional Services, is licensed on a subscription basis, not sold, and Customer acquires no ownership or other interest (other than the license rights expressly stated herein) in or to the Arctic Wolf Technology, and (e) the Solution is offered as an on-line, hosted solution, and Customer has no right to obtain a copy of the Software . Feedback includes suggestions, comments or other feedback (“Feedback”) provided to Arctic Wolf by Customer with respect to the Solutions.
6. Restrictions, Responsibilities, Warranties, Prohibited Use, and Customer Data.
6.1 Restrictions. Customer agrees not to, directly or indirectly: (i) modify, translate, copy or create derivative works based on the Arctic Wolf Technology, (ii) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise seek to obtain the source code or non-public APIs to the Solutions, except to the extent expressly permitted by applicable law (and then only upon advance notice to Arctic Wolf); (iii) interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Solutions or the data contained therein or block or disrupt any use or enjoyment of the Solutions by any third party, (iv) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Solution or their related systems or networks or (v) remove or obscure any proprietary or other notice contained in the Arctic Wolf Technology, including on any reports or data printed from the Arctic Wolf Technology. Customer agrees to abide by the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy at https://arcticwolf.com/terms/acceptable-user-policy/, as may be updated from time-to-time. If Arctic Wolf, in its reasonable discretion, determines that Customer’s use of the Solutions imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Arctic Wolf’s infrastructure or that Customer is abusing its use of the Solutions, Arctic Wolf may, in addition to any other right herein, temporarily suspend Customer’s access to the Solutions until such activity is rectified. If commercially practicable, Arctic Wolf shall provide Customer with notice prior to any such suspension and shall work with Customer in good faith to reinstate the Solutions promptly.
6.2 Arctic Wolf Responsibilities. Arctic Wolf shall provide the Solutions in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, as further described in the Solutions Terms. The Solutions provided under this Agreement shall include any updates, upgrades, bug fixes, version upgrades or any similar changes that are made generally available to Arctic Wolf’s customers free of charge from time to time during the Subscription Term.
6.3. Customer Responsibilities. Customer must identify the administrative users for its account (“Administrators”). Each Administrator will receive an administrator ID and password and will need to register with Arctic Wolf. Customer is responsible for notifying Arctic Wolf about changes to Administrators, including but not limited to termination, change of authority, and the addition of Administrators. Customer acknowledges and agrees that Administrators will be able to view all Customer Data and other traffic and activities that occur on Customer’s network and that Customer is responsible for all activities that occur under Administrator accounts. Administrator IDs are granted to individual, named persons and cannot be shared or used by more than one Administrator but may be reassigned from time to time to new Administrators. Customer represents and warrants that it shall (i) obtain any licenses and/or consents necessary for Arctic Wolf to perform its obligations under this Agreement, (ii) be responsible for ensuring the security and confidentiality of all Administrator IDs and passwords, (iii) use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to, or use of, the Solutions, (iv) notify Arctic Wolf promptly of any unauthorized use of the Solutions or any breach, or attempted breach, of security of the Solutions, (v) not use the Solutions in a manner that would violate applicable laws or regulations, and (vi) use of the Solutions and the transfer of any Customer Data to Arctic Wolf will not be used for any fraudulent purposes. Customer acknowledges and agrees that the Solutions may consume additional CPU and memory in Customer’s environment while in running in production.
6.4 Prohibited Use. Because Customer may access the Solutions from anywhere in the world, it is Customer’s responsibility to ensure that Customer has the right to access and use the Solutions where Customer is located. Customer represents and warrants that Customer is not a Prohibited Person nor owned or controlled by a Prohibited Person. “Prohibited Persons” shall mean a person or entity appearing on the lists published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Treasury or any other list that may be published by the U.S. Government, as amended from time to time, that is prohibited from acquiring ownership or control of items under this Agreement, or with which Arctic Wolf is prohibited from doing business. Customer further represents that the Solutions shall not be used for or in connection (i) with nuclear activities, (ii) in the development of biological or chemical weapons, missiles, or unmanned aerial vehicles, (iii) to support terrorist activities, or (iv) in any other way that would violate economic sanctions laws. Customer agrees to promptly notify Arctic Wolf, and terminate its use of the Solutions, if Customer discovers that any of the foregoing conditions apply. Arctic Wolf may suspend any use of the Solutions it reasonably believes Customer may be (or is alleged to be) in violation of the foregoing.
6.5 Customer agrees to comply with all export and import laws and regulations of the United States and other applicable jurisdictions. Without limiting the foregoing: (i) Customer represents and warrants that it is not listed on any U.S. government list of prohibited or restricted parties or located in (or a national of) a country that is subject to a U.S. government embargo or that has been designated by the U.S. government as a “terrorist supporting” country, (ii) Customer will not (and will not permit any of its users to) access or use the Solutions in violation of any U.S. export embargo, prohibition or restriction, and (iii) Customer will not submit to the Arctic Wolf, directly or through the Solutions, any information that is controlled under the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations.
7. Fees, Payment, Taxes, and Audit.
7.1. For direct purchases made between Arctic Wolf and Customer, the Order Form shall be between Customer and Arctic Wolf and the following terms shall apply:
Pricing for the Solutions will be specified on an “Order Form”. All fees are payable in U.S. Dollars and are non-cancelable and non-refundable. Delinquent amounts shall bear interest at a rate equal to the lesser of one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month (eighteen percent (18%) per year) or the maximum rate permitted by law, whichever is less. If Customer fails to make any payments due under this Agreement or an applicable Order Form, Arctic Wolf shall notify Customer of such nonpayment. If a payment that is due remains unpaid for ten (10) days after Arctic Wolf provides Customer with notice of such nonpayment, Arctic Wolf may cease providing the Solutions without any liability to Arctic Wolf. The amounts payable to Arctic Wolf are exclusive of any sales, use, excise, value added, import, or other applicable taxes, tariffs or duties (“Taxes”). Customer is solely responsible for payment of all Taxes except for any taxes based solely on Arctic Wolf’s net income. If Customer is required to pay any Taxes, Customer shall pay such Taxes with no reduction or offset in the amounts payable to Arctic Wolf hereunder and Customer will pay and bear such additional amount as shall be necessary such that Arctic Wolf receives the full amount of the payment required as if no such reduction or offset were required. If Arctic Wolf has the legal obligation to pay or collect Taxes for which Customer is responsible, Customer authorizes Arctic Wolf to charge Customer for such amount. If Customer believes that Arctic Wolf has billed Customer incorrectly, Customer must contact Arctic Wolf no later than thirty (30) days after the closing date on the first billing statement in which the error or problem appeared in order to receive an adjustment or credit. Inquiries should be directed to Arctic Wolf’s customer support department.
7.2 For purchases made by Customer through a partner authorized and licensed to sell and /or deliver Arctic Wolf Solutions (an “Authorized Partner”), the order form or other equivalent transaction document containing terms related to Fees, Payment, Taxes, Audit and other terms, as may be applicable, shall be between Customer and the Authorized Partner. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Customer understands and agrees that should Customer fail to remit payments to any Partner when due or if Customer terminates or suspends its business, becomes subject to any bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding under federal or state or similar statute that is not dismissed within sixty (60) days, or becomes insolvent or subject to direct control by a trustee, receiver, or similar authority, Arctic Wolf may immediately terminate this MSA without any further obligation or liability.
8. Compliance with Laws. Each party represent and warrant that, during the term of this Agreement, the parties will comply with all foreign, federal, state and local statutes, laws, orders, rules, regulations and requirements, including those of any governmental (including any regulatory or quasi-regulatory) agency applicable to such party as it pertains to its performance obligations herein and, in the case of Customer, in connection with its use of the Solutions.
10. Customer Data.
10.1 “Customer Data” means operational data and other internal business information submitted by or on behalf of Customer to the Solutions, including, but not limited to operational values, event logs, and usernames. As between the parties, Customer shall retain all right, title and interest (including any and all intellectual property rights) in and to the Customer Data as provided to Arctic Wolf and the Solutions (excluding any Arctic Wolf Technology used with the Customer Data). Customer hereby grants Arctic Wolf a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free right to collect, use, copy, store, transmit, modify and create derivative works of data Customer Data solely to the extent necessary to provide the Solutions to Customer. Customer is solely responsible for the accuracy, content and legality of all Customer Data. Customer represents and warrants to Arctic Wolf that Customer has all necessary rights, consents and permissions to collect, share and use all Customer Data as contemplated in this Agreement. Customer further represents and warrants that all Customer Data complies with the Acceptable Use Policy. Customer hereby authorizes Arctic Wolf to aggregate Customer Data with other data so that results are non-personally identifiable with respect to Customer and collect anonymous technical logs and data regarding Customer’s use of the Solutions (“Aggregate/Anonymous Data”). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, such Aggregate/Anonymous Data will be deemed Arctic Wolf Technology, which Arctic Wolf may use for any business purpose during or after the term of this Agreement, including without limitation to develop and improve the Solutions and services and to create and distribute reports and other materials. For clarity, this Section 10.1 does not give Arctic Wolf the right to identify Customer as the source of any Aggregate/Anonymous Data without Customer’s prior written permission. Customer understands and agrees that Customer Data may be accessed by Arctic Wolf in the US, Canada, and other parts of the world and by non-US citizens, and Customer hereby consents to such access.
10.2 European Union General Data Protection Regulation. If and to the extent Customer submits to Arctic Wolf personal data (as that term is defined under the GDPR) of individuals located in the European Union, United Kingdom and/or the European Economic Area, the Arctic Wolf Data Processing Agreement available at arcticwolf.com/terms/dpa/, as may be updated by Arctic Wolf from time-to-time (the “DPA”) is hereby incorporated into this Agreement unless Customer has signed a standalone Arctic Wolf Data Processing Agreement, in which case such terms shall control. Customer acknowledges that a list of Arctic Wolf’s current Authorized Sub-Processors list, which may be updated by Arctic Wolf from time-to-time (the “List”) is available at the URL specified in the DPA, and that Customer’s is responsible for subscribing to updates to such List via the URL. It is Customer’s sole responsibility to notify Arctic Wolf of requests from data subjects related to the modification, deletion, restriction and/or objection of personally identifiable information.
10.3 California Consumer Privacy Act. The parties acknowledge and agree that Arctic Wolf is a service provider for the purposes of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and may receive personal information from Customer pursuant to this Agreement for a business purpose. Arctic Wolf shall not sell any such personal information. Arctic Wolf shall not retain, use or disclose any personal information provided by Customer pursuant to this Agreement except as necessary for the specific purpose of performing the Solutions for Customer pursuant to this Agreement or as permitted by the CCPA. The terms “personal information,” “service provider,” “sale,” and “sell” are as defined in Section 1798.140 of the CCPA. Arctic Wolf certifies that it understands the restrictions of this Section 10.3.
11.1 Arctic Wolf’s Indemnity. Subject to Section 11.3, Arctic Wolf will defend any third party claim or action brought against Customer to the extent based on the allegation that the Solutions infringe any intellectual property right (patents, utility models, design rights, copyrights and trademarks or any other intellectual property right) having effect in the United States and Arctic Wolf will pay any settlements that Arctic Wolf agrees to in a writing signed by an authorized officer of Arctic Wolf or final judgments awarded to the third party claimant by a court of competent jurisdiction. The foregoing obligations do not apply with respect to the Solutions, or portions or components thereof, that are (a) not provided by Arctic Wolf, (b) combined with other products, processes or materials that are not reasonably contemplated by the Documentation where the alleged infringement relates to such combination, or (c) not used by Customer in strict accordance with this Agreement or the published Documentation.
11.2 Customer Indemnity. Subject to Section 11.3, Customer agrees to defend any claim or action brought against Arctic Wolf to the extent based on Customer’s alleged breach of Sections 6 or 10 and Customer agrees to pay any settlements that Customer agrees to in a writing signed by an authorized officer of Customer or final judgments awarded to the third party claimant by a court of competent jurisdiction.
11.3 Procedures. Each party’s indemnification obligations are conditioned on the indemnified party (a) providing the indemnifying party with prompt written notice of any claim, provided that the failure to provide such notice shall only limit the indemnifying party’s obligation to indemnify to the extent that the failure prejudices the indemnifying party in its defense of the claim, (b) granting the indemnifying party the sole control of the defense or settlement of the claim, and (c) providing reasonable information and assistance to the indemnifying party in the defense or settlement of the claim at the indemnifying party’s expense.
11.4 Options. If Customer’s use of the Solutions has become, or in Arctic Wolf’s opinion is likely to become, the subject of any claim of infringement, Arctic Wolf may at its option and expense (a) procure for Customer the right to continue using and receiving the Solutions as set forth hereunder, (b) replace or modify the Solutions to make them non-infringing, (c) substitute an equivalent for the Solutions, or (d) if Arctic Wolf, in its sole discretion, determines that options (a)-(c) are not reasonably practicable, terminate this Agreement and refund any pre-paid unused Fees as of the effective date of termination.
11.5 Sole Remedy. THIS SECTION 11 STATES ARCTIC WOLF’S ENTIRE RESPONSIBILITY AND CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.
12. Warranty and Warranty Disclaimer.
12.1 Solutions Warranty. ARCTIC WOLF WARRANTS THAT DURING THE SUBSCRIPTION TERM AND PROVIDED THAT CUSTOMER IS NOT IN BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT THAT, (I) THE SOLUTIONS PROVIDED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT DO NOT INFRINGE OR MISAPPROPRIATE ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, AND (II) THE SOLUTIONS SHALL SUBSTANTIALLY PERFORM IN ALL MATERIAL RESPECTS AS DESCRIBED IN THE DOCUMENTATION. IN THE EVENT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS SECTION 12.1, ARCTIC WOLF SHALL, AS ITS SOLE LIABILITY AND CUSTOMER’S SOLE REMEDY, REPAIR OR REPLACE THE SOLUTIONS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO THE WARRANTY CLAIM AT NO COST TO CUSTOMER OR IF ARCTIC WOLF IS UNABLE TO REPAIR OR REPLACE, THEN ARCTIC WOLF WILL REFUND ANY PRE-PAID FEES FOR THE SOLUTIONS, OR PARTS THEREOF, SUBJECT TO THE WARRANTY CLAIM. EXCEPT FOR THE WARRANTY DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION, THE SOLUTIONS ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF DESIGN, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE SOLUTIONS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ARCTIC WOLF DOES NOT WARRANT (A) THE OPERATION OF THE SOLUTIONS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, OR ERROR FREE, (B) THE SOLUTIONS ARE NOT VULNERABLE TO FRAUD OR UNAUTHORIZED USE, (C) THE FEATURES OR FUNCTIONALITIES OF THE SOLUTIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY TIME IN THE FUTURE, and (D) THE SOLUTIONS WILL IDENTIFY OR DETECT EVERY VULNERABILITY OR SECURITY ISSUE. customer IS responsible and ARCTIC WOLF shall have no responsibility for determining that THE use of the SOLUTIONS complies with applicable laws in THE jurisdiction(S) IN WHICH CUSTOMER MAY DEPLOY AND USE THE SOLUTIONS.
12.2 Open Source Warranty. The Software includes certain Open Source Software. Open Source Software is governed solely by the applicable open source licensing terms, if any, and is provided “AS IS”. Arctic Wolf provides no warranty specifically related to any Open Source Software or any applicable Open Source Software licensing terms. The foregoing language is not intended to limit Arctic Wolf’s warranty obligation for the Solution pursuant to Section 12.1. “Open Source Software” means software with its source code made available pursuant to a license by which, at a minimum, the copyright holder provides anyone the rights to study, change, and/or distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose.
12.3 Third Party Product. Third Party Product (as defined in this Section 12.3) may carry a limited warranty from a limited warranty from the third-party publisher, provider, or original manufacturer of such Third Party Products. To the extent required or allowed, Arctic Wolf will pass through to Customer or directly manage for the benefit of Customer’s use of the Third Party Products as part of the Solutions (such decision to be made in Arctic Wolf’s discretion), the manufacturer warranties related to such Third Party Products. “Third Party Product” means any non-Arctic Wolf branded products and services (including Equipment, and any operating system software included therewith) and non-Arctic Wolf-licensed software products, including Open Source Software.
13. Limitation of Liability. FOR ANY CAUSE RELATED TO OR ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN AN ACTION BASED ON A CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY) OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, HOWEVER ARISING, ARCTIC WOLF WILL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE TO CUSTOMER OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR (A) DAMAGES BASED ON USE OR ACCESS, INTERRUPTION, DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOLUTIONS, LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, LOSS OF SOLUTIONS, BUSINESS OR GOODWILL, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, LOSS RESULTING FROM SYSTEM FAILURE, MALFUNCTION OR SHUTDOWN, FAILURE TO ACCURATELY TRANSFER, READ OR TRANSMIT INFORMATION, FAILURE TO UPDATE OR PROVIDE CORRECT INFORMATION, SYSTEM INCOMPATIBILITY OR PROVISION OF INCORRECT COMPATIBILITY INFORMATION OR BREACHES IN SYSTEM SECURITY, OR (B) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR (C) ANY AMOUNTS THAT EXCEED THE TOTAL FEES PAID OR PAYABLE BY CUSTOMER FOR THE SOLUTIONS THAT ARE THE SUBJECT OF THE CLAIM DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE EVENT WHICH GIVES RISE TO SUCH DAMAGES. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT ARCTIC WOLF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.
14. Term and Renewal. This Agreement shall be in effect for the Subscription Term specified in the Order Form.
14.1. For direct purchases made between Arctic Wolf and Customer, the Order Form shall be between Customer and Arctic Wolf and the following terms shall apply:
The Subscription Term to the Solutions will automatically renew at the end of the initial Subscription Term (i) for the same period of time as the initial Subscription Term, but in no event more than a twelve (12) month Subscription Term, and (ii) will renew at the then-current price, and subject to the then-current terms, at the time of renewal; provided however, that if either party would like to opt out of automatic renewal of the Subscription or modify any of the terms prior to renewal, then such party must notify the other party no less than sixty (60) days prior to the expiration of the then-current Subscription Term. With respect to any month-to-month Subscriptions, the effective date of termination will be the last day of the Subscription Term immediately following the 60-day notification period. As a matter of example, Customer’s Subscription Term is month-to-month and Customer provides notification of termination on the 15th of September. The effective date of termination for the Subscription Term will be the 30th of November.
14.2 For purchases made by Customer through an Authorized Partner, the Order Form or other equivalent transaction document containing the terms related to Term, Renewal and other terms, as may be applicable, shall be between Customer and the Authorized Partner.
15. Updates. Arctic Wolf reserves the right to modify the Solutions, this Agreement, any terms referenced in a URL set forth herein, and the Documentation in Arctic Wolf’s sole discretion and without notice provided that such changes shall not materially decrease the Solutions that Customer has subscribed to during the then-current Subscription Term. Should Arctic Wolf make any modifications, Arctic Wolf will post the amended terms on the respective URL links and will update the “Last Updated Date” within such terms. If any change materially decreases the Solutions, Arctic Wolf will notify Customer via the Customer Portal, Customer newsletter, arcticwolf.com/terms/ website, or such other communication method implemented by Arctic Wolf from time-to-time. Customer may notify Arctic Wolf within 30 days after the effective date of the material change of its rejection of such change. If Customer notifies Arctic Wolf of its rejection during such thirty (30) day period, then Customer will remain governed by the terms in effect immediately prior to the change until the end of Customer’s then-current Subscription Term. However, any subsequent renewal of the Subscription Term will be renewed under the then-current terms, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the parties.
16. Termination. Either party may terminate this Agreement for cause if the other party commits a material breach of this Agreement, provided that such terminating party has given the other party ten (10) days advance notice to try and remediate the breach. If Customer purchases the Solutions through an Authorized Reseller, Customer acknowledges and agrees that Arctic Wolf may immediately without notice terminate this Agreement should Customer fail to pay any amounts due and owing to the Authorized Reseller. Upon termination, Customer agrees to cease all use of the Solutions and Arctic Wolf Technology, installed or otherwise, and destroy all copies of any Arctic Wolf Technology that are in its possession or under its control and promptly remove and return all Equipment to Arctic Wolf. Except as otherwise required by law, upon termination Arctic Wolf will remove, delete, or otherwise destroy all copies of Customer Data in its possession. Sections 7 (only as to amounts due and owing) and 9 through 14, 16, and 17 will survive the non-renewal or termination of this Agreement.
17.1 Except as otherwise provided herein, all notices, requests, consents, claims, demands, waivers and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given: (a) when delivered by hand (with written confirmation of receipt); (b) on the next business day after the date sent, if sent for overnight delivery by a generally recognized international courier (e.g., FedEx, DHL, etc.) (receipt requested); or (c) on the date sent by e-mail of a PDF document (with confirmation of transmission) if sent during normal business hours of the recipient, and on the next business day if sent after normal business hours of the recipient. Such communications must be sent to the respective parties at the addresses set forth on the signature page hereof (or at such other address for a party as shall be specified in a notice given in accordance with this Section 17). For contractual purposes, Customer (1) consents to receive communications in an electronic form via the email address it provides herein or via the Customer Portal; and (2) agrees that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Arctic Wolf provides electronically satisfies any legal requirement that those communications would satisfy if they were on paper. This Section does not affect Customer’s non-waivable rights.
17.2 The parties to this Agreement are independent contractors. Neither party has the authority to bind the other party without the express written authorization of the other party. Nothing herein may be construed to create an employer-employee, franchisor-franchisee, agency, partnership, or joint venture relationship between the parties.
17.3 This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the respective permitted successors and assigns of the parties. Customer shall not be entitled to assign, subcontract, delegate or otherwise transfer any of its rights and/or duties arising out of this Agreement and/or parts thereof to third parties, voluntarily or involuntarily, including by change of control, operation of law or any other manner, without Arctic Wolf’s express prior written consent. Any purported assignment, subcontract, delegation or other transfer in violation of the foregoing shall be null and void. No such assignment, subcontract, delegation or other transfer shall relieve the assigning party of any of its obligations hereunder.
17.4 The rights and obligations of the parties under this Agreement shall not be governed by the provisions of the 1980 U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods or the United Nations Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods, as amended. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to the conflicts of law provisions thereof. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration in Santa Clara County, California in English and in accordance with the JAMS International Arbitration Rules then in effect. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each Party shall have the right to institute an action in a court of proper jurisdiction for preliminary injunctive relief pending a final decision by the arbitrator(s), provided that a permanent injunction and damages shall only be awarded by the arbitrator(s). In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under this Agreement, the prevailing Party shall be entitled to recover costs and attorneys’ fees.
17.5 Each party acknowledges and agrees that any dispute or claim that may arise out of or relate to this Agreement is likely to involve complicated and difficult issues and, therefore, each such party irrevocably and unconditionally waives any right it may have to a trial by jury in respect of any legal action arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.
17.6 No failure or delay by any party in exercising any right, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof nor shall any single or partial exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege. The rights and remedies under this Agreement are cumulative and are in addition to and not in substitution for any other rights and remedies available at law or in equity or otherwise.
17.7 If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the other provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect. Any provision of this Agreement held invalid or unenforceable only in part or degree will remain in full force and effect to the extent not held invalid or unenforceable. The parties agree to replace such void or unenforceable provision of this Agreement with a valid and enforceable provision that will achieve, to the extent possible, the economic, business and other purpose of such void or unenforceable provision.
17.8 This Agreement (including the exhibits hereto, if any, and any BAA (as defined in Section 17.9 below)) constitutes the parties’ entire agreement by and between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous agreement or understanding by and among the parties with respect to such subject matter. Except as otherwise provided herein, this Agreement may be amended, modified or supplemented only by an agreement in writing signed by each party.
17.9 In the event that Arctic Wolf will have access to personal healthcare information in the delivery of the Solutions, the parties agree to the Business Associate Addendum (“BAA”) located at arcticwolf.com/terms/baa/ or as otherwise may be attached hereto as Exhibit A. In the event the parties have entered into a BAA in relation to protected health information, the parties intend for both this Agreement and BAA to be binding upon them and the BAA is incorporated into this Agreement by reference.
17.10 The parties have participated mutually in the negotiation and drafting of this Agreement. In the event an ambiguity or question of intent or interpretation arises, this Agreement will be construed as if drafted mutually by the parties and no presumption or burden of proof will arise favoring or disfavoring any party by virtue of the authorship of any of the provisions of this Agreement.
17.11 The Parties have agreed that this agreement as well as any notice, document or instrument relating to it be drawn up in English only; les parties aux présentes ont convenu que la présente convention ainsi que tous autres avis, actes ou documents s’y rattachant soient rédigés en anglais seulement.