Gradle Terms of Service
Effective starting: Dec 22, 2017 (view archived versions)
This Gradle Terms of Service (the “Agreement”) is between you and Gradle Inc., a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business at 325 9th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103(“Gradle”). If you are agreeing to this Agreement not as an individual but on behalf of your company, then “Customer” or “you” means your company, and you are binding your company to this Agreement. Gradle may modify this Agreement from time to time, subject to the terms in Section 18 (Changes to this Agreement) below.
By clicking on the “I agree” (or similar button) that is presented to you at the time of your Order, or by using or accessing Gradle products or services , you indicate your assent to be bound by this Agreement.
Definitions. As used in this Agreement:
- “Affiliate” means an entity which, directly or indirectly, owns or controls, is owned or is controlled by or is under common ownership or control with a party, where “control” means the power to direct the management or affairs of an entity, and “ownership” means the beneficial ownership of 50% (or, if the applicable jurisdiction does not allow majority ownership, the maximum amount permitted under such law) or more of the voting equity securities or other equivalent voting interests of the entity.
- “Agreement” refers, collectively, to all the terms, conditions, notices contained or referenced in this document.
- “Agreement Effective Date” is the earlier of the date that you either click "I Accept" to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, or that you first place an order for the Software.
- “Content” refers to content featured or displayed through the Website, including without limitation text, data, articles, images, photographs, graphics, software, applications, designs, features, and other materials that are available through the Service. “User-Generated Content” is Content, written or otherwise, created or uploaded by our Users. "Your Content" is Content that you create or own.
- “Documentation” means the end user manuals and any online help files provided to Customer along with the Software. Documentation is considered part of the Software.
- “Fees” means the fees customer required to pay Gradle to use the Software during the applicable License Term, as such fees are reflected on each applicable Order Form.
- “Hosted Service” refers to Hosted Gradle Enterprise service and the build scan service at scans.gradle.com.
- “Order Form” is a written or electronic form that we'll give you to order Software (or that we'll use to order Software on your behalf, once we've gotten your authorization). Upon execution by the parties (or, in the case of an electronic orders, confirmation and placement of the order), each Order Form will be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
- “Products” governs (a) Gradle’s available downloadable software products (“Software”), (b) Gradle’s hosted or cloud-based solutions (“Hosted Services”), and (c) any related support or maintenance services provided by Gradle. Software and Hosted Services, together with related Documentation, are referred to as “Products”. The Products and their permitted use are further described in Gradle’s standard documentation (“Documentation”).
- “Seats” mean the number of User accounts for the Software that you are authorized to create. The number of Seats is specified in the applicable Order Form. Only one User can use a Seat at a time. Multiple Users aren't allowed to use the same Seat.
- “Services” means the Website and Hosted Service provided by Gradle.
- “Software” refers to the Gradle Enterprise downloadable software product.
- An “Update” is a Software release that we make generally available to our customers, along with any corresponding changes to Documentation. An Update may be an error correction or bug fix, generally indicated by a change in the digit to the right of the second decimal point (e.g., a change from version x.x.x to x.x.y); or it may be an enhancement, new feature, or new functionality, generally indicated by a change in the digit to the right of the first decimal point (e.g., x.x.x to x.y.x) or to the left of the first decimal point (e.g., x.x.x to y.x.x).
- “User” means is a single person or machine account that initiates the execution of the Software and/or interacts with or directs the Software in the performance of its functions. The number of Users shouldn't exceed the number of Seats you've licensed from us.
- “Website” means Gradle’s website located at gradle.com and gradle.org, and all content, services, and products provided by Gradle at or through the Website. It also refers to Gradle-owned subdomains of gradle.com and gradle.org, such as scans.gradle.com and discuss.gradle.org. Occasionally, websites owned by Gradle may provide different or additional terms of service. If those additional terms conflict with this Agreement, the more specific terms apply to the relevant page or service.
- Account registration. You may need to register for an Gradle account in order to place orders or access or receive any Products. Any registration information that you provide to us must be accurate, current and complete. You must also update your information so that we may send notices, statements and other information to you by email or through your account. You are responsible for all actions taken through your accounts.
- Directly with Gradle. Gradle’s Product ordering documentation or purchase flow (“Order”) will specify your authorized scope of use for the Products, which may include: (a) number and type of Seats (as defined below), (b) storage, capacity or throughput (for Hosted Services), (c) throughput (for Software). The term “Order” also includes any applicable Product or Support and Maintenance renewal, or purchases you make to increase or upgrade your Scope of Use.
- Reseller Orders. This Agreement applies whether you purchase our Products directly from Gradle or other authorized resellers (each, a “Reseller”). If you purchase through a Reseller, your Scope of Use shall be as stated in the Order placed by Reseller for you, and Reseller is responsible for the accuracy of any such Order. Resellers are not authorized to make any promises or commitments on Gradle’s behalf, and we are not bound by any obligations to you other than what we specify in this Agreement.
- Seats. Only one User can use a Seat at a time. Multiple Users aren't allowed to use the same Seat, and only one human being can be associated with a particular User account. If you want to swap out, delete, or suspend a User, you can do that, and then assign a new User to the open Seat. You may increase the number of seats permitted to access your instance of the Product by placing a new Order. You will be charged the same amount on a per-Seat basis for the then-current initial or Renewal Term, prorated for the remainder of the the-current Initial or Renewal Term. When the time comes to renew the Seats for another Term, Gradle will invoice for all of customer Seats at once, at the then-current price (Gradle reserve the right to change prices at any time, but the new prices won't affect you until it's time to renew the license for another year). You agree that we may bill your credit card for renewals, additional users, and unpaid fees, as applicable. You agree that any orders that will be make (or that you authorize Gradle to make on customer behalf) for additional Seats during the term of this Agreement will be governed by this Agreement.
- Users. Users may be you or your Affiliates’ employees, representatives, consultants, contractors, agents, or other third parties who are acting for your benefit or on your behalf. You are responsible for compliance with this Agreement by all Users. All use of Products by you and your Users must be within the Scope of Use and solely for the benefit of you or your Affiliates.
- Your License Rights. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Gradle grants you a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to install and use the Software during the applicable License Term in accordance with this Agreement, your applicable Scope of Use, and the Documentation. The term of each Software license (“License Term”) will be specified in your Order. The Software requires a license key in order to operate, which will be delivered as described in Section 6 (Delivery).
- Number of Instances. Unless otherwise specified in your Order, for each Software license that you purchase, you may install one production instance of the Software on systems owned or operated by you (or your third party service providers so long as you remain responsible for their compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement).
- Open Source Software in the Products. The Products include components subject to the terms and conditions of “open source” software licenses. To the extent applicable, we will identify open source software included in a Product in or through the Product itself. Some of these licenses require us to provide the open source software to you on the terms of the open source license instead of the terms of the Agreement. In that case, the terms of the open source license will apply, and you will have the rights granted in such licenses to the open source software itself, such as access to source code, right to make modifications, and right to reverse engineer. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you are using the Products in the form provided to you, in accordance with your permitted Scope of Use, with no distribution of software to third parties, then none of these open source licenses impose any obligations on you beyond what is stated in the Agreement.
Hosted Services Terms.
- Access to Hosted Services. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Gradle grants you a non-exclusive right to access and use the Hosted Services during the applicable Subscription Term (as defined below) in accordance with this Agreement, your applicable Scope of Use and the Documentation. If Gradle offers client software (e.g., a desktop or mobile application) for any Hosted Service, you may use such software solely with the Hosted Service, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. You acknowledge that our Hosted Services are online, subscription-based products and that we may make changes to the Hosted Services from time to time.
- Credentials. You must ensure that all Users keep their user IDs and passwords for the Hosted Services strictly confidential and not share such information with any unauthorized person. User IDs are granted to individual, named persons and may not be shared. You are responsible for any and all actions taken using your accounts and passwords, and you agree to immediately notify Gradle of any unauthorized use of which you become aware.
- Your Data. “Your Data” “Your Data” means any data, content, code, video, images or other materials of any type that you upload, submit or otherwise transmit to or through Hosted Services. You will retain all right, title and interest in and to Your Data in the form provided to Gradle. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, you hereby grant to Gradle a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free right to (a) collect, use, copy, store, transmit, modify and create derivative works of Your Data, in each case solely to the extent necessary to provide the applicable Hosted Service to you and (b) for Hosted Services that enable you to share Your Data or interact with other people, to distribute and publicly perform and display Your Data as you (or your Users) direct or enable through the Hosted Service. Gradle may also access your account or instance in order to respond to your support requests.
- Security. Gradle implements security procedures to help protect Your Data from security attacks. However, you understand that use of the Hosted Services necessarily involves transmission of Your Data over networks that are not owned, operated or controlled by us, and we are not responsible for any of Your Data lost, altered, intercepted or stored across such networks. We cannot guarantee that our security procedures will be error-free, that transmissions of Your Data will always be secure or that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat our security measures or those of our third party service providers.
Responsibility for Your Data.
- General. You must ensure that your use of Hosted Services and all Your Data is at all times compliant with our Acceptable Use Policy and all applicable local, state, federal and international laws and regulations (“Laws”). You represent and warrant that: (i) you have obtained all necessary rights, releases and permissions to provide all Your Data to Gradle and to grant the rights granted to Gradle in this Agreement and (ii) Your Data and its transfer to and use by Gradle as authorized by you under this Agreement do not violate any Laws (including without limitation those relating to export control and electronic communications) or rights of any third party, including without limitation any intellectual property rights, rights of privacy, or rights of publicity, and any use, collection and disclosure authorized herein is not inconsistent with the terms of any applicable privacy policies. Other than its security obligations under Section 5.4 (Security), Gradle assumes no responsibility or liability for Your Data, and you shall be solely responsible for Your Data and the consequences of using, disclosing, storing, or transmitting it.
- Sensitive Data. You will not submit to the Hosted Services (or use the Hosted Services to collect): (i) any personally identifiable information, except as necessary for the establishment of your Gradle account; (ii) any patient, medical or other protected health information regulated by HIPAA or any similar federal or state laws, rules or regulations; or (iii) any other information subject to regulation or protection under specific laws such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (or related rules or regulations) ((i) through (iii), collectively, “Sensitive Data”). You also acknowledge that Gradle is not acting as your Business Associate or subcontractor (as such terms are defined and used in HIPAA) and that the Hosted Services are not HIPAA compliant. “HIPAA” means the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as amended and supplemented. Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, Gradle has no liability under this Agreement for Sensitive Data.
- Indemnity for Your Data. You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Gradle from and against any loss, cost, liability or damage, including attorneys’ fees, for which Gradle becomes liable arising from or relating to any claim relating to Your Data, including but not limited to any claim brought by a third party alleging that Your Data, or your use of the Hosted Services in breach of this Agreement, infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of a third party or violates applicable law. This indemnification obligation is subject to your receiving (i) prompt written notice of such claim (but in any event notice in sufficient time for you to respond without prejudice); (ii) the exclusive right to control and direct the investigation, defense, or settlement of such claim; and (iii) all reasonable necessary cooperation of Gradle at your expense.
- Removals and Suspension. Gradle has no obligation to monitor any content uploaded to the Hosted Services. Nonetheless, if we deem such action necessary based on your violation of this Agreement or in response to takedown requests that we receive following our guidelines for Reporting Copyright and Trademark Violations, we may (1) remove Your Data from the Hosted Services or (2) suspend your access to the Hosted Services. We will generally alert you when we take such action and give you a reasonable opportunity to cure your breach, but if we determine that your actions endanger the operation of the Hosted Service or other users, we may suspend your access immediately without notice. You will continue to be charged for the Hosted Service during any suspension period. We have no liability to you for removing or deleting Your Data from or suspending your access to any Hosted Services as described in this section.
- Deletion at End of Subscription Term. We may remove or delete Your Data within a reasonable period of time after the termination of your Subscription Term.
- Delivery. We will deliver the applicable license keys (in the case of Software) or login instructions (in the case of Hosted Services) to the email addresses specified in your Order when we have received payment of the applicable fees. All deliveries under this Agreement will be electronic. For the avoidance of doubt, you are responsible for installation of any Software, and you acknowledge that Gradle has no further delivery obligation with respect to the Software after delivery of the license keys.
- Verifications. At our request, you agree to provide a signed certification that you are using all Products pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, including the Scope of Use. You agree to allow us, or our authorized agent, to audit your use of the Products. We will provide you with at least 10 days advance notice prior to the audit, and the audit will be conducted during normal business hours. We will bear all out-of-pocket costs that we incur for the audit, unless the audit reveals that you have exceeded the Scope of Use. You will provide reasonable assistance, cooperation, and access to relevant information in the course of any audit at your own cost. If you exceed your Scope of Use, we may invoice you for any past or ongoing excessive use, and you will pay the invoice promptly after receipt. This remedy is without prejudice to any other remedies available to Gradle at law or equity or under this Agreement. To the extent we are obligated to do so, we may share audit results with certain of our third party licensors or assign the audit rights specified in this Section to such licensors.
- Restrictions. Except as otherwise expressly permitted in this Agreement, you will not: (a) rent, lease, reproduce, modify, adapt, create derivative works of, distribute, sell, sublicense, transfer, or provide access to the Products to a third party, (b) use the Products for the benefit of any third party, (c) incorporate any Products into a product or service you provide to a third party, (d) interfere with any license key mechanism in the Products or otherwise circumvent mechanisms in the Products intended to limit your use, (e) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, translate, or otherwise seek to obtain or derive the source code, underlying ideas, algorithms, file formats or non-public APIs to any Products, except as permitted by law, (f) remove or obscure any proprietary or other notices contained in any Product, or (g) publicly disseminate information regarding the performance of the Products.
- Payments. You agree to pay all fees in accordance with each Order. Unless otherwise specified in your Order, you will pay all amounts in U.S. dollars at the time you place your Order. Other than as expressly set forth in Section 13 (IP Indemnification by Gradle), all amounts are non-refundable, non-cancelable and non-creditable. In making payments, you acknowledge that you are not relying on future availability of any Products beyond the current License Term or Subscription Term or any Product upgrades or feature enhancements. If you purchase any Products through a Reseller, you owe payment to the Reseller as agreed between you and the Reseller, but you acknowledge that we may terminate your rights to use Products if we do not receive our corresponding payment from the Reseller.
- Taxes. Your payments under this Agreement exclude any taxes or duties payable in respect of the Products in the jurisdiction where the payment is either made or received. To the extent that any such taxes or duties are payable by Gradle, you must pay to Gradle the amount of such taxes or duties in addition to any fees owed under this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may have obtained an exemption from relevant taxes or duties as of the time such taxes or duties are levied or assessed. In that case, you will have the right to provide to Gradle any such exemption information, and Gradle will use reasonable efforts to provide such invoicing documents as may enable you to obtain a refund or credit for the amount so paid from any relevant revenue authority if such a refund or credit is available.
- No-Charge Products We may offer certain Products to you at no charge, including free accounts, trial use, and access to Beta Versions as defined below (“No-Charge Products”). Your use of No-Charge Products is subject to any additional terms that we specify and is only permitted for the period designated by us. You may not use No-Charge Products for competitive analysis or similar purposes. We may terminate your right to use No-Charge Products at any time and for any reason in our sole discretion, without liability to you. You understand that any pre-release and beta products we make available (“Beta Versions”) are still under development, may be inoperable or incomplete and are likely to contain more errors and bugs than generally available Products. We make no promises that any Beta Versions will ever be made generally available. In some circumstances, we may charge a fee in order to allow you to access Beta Versions, but the Beta Versions will still remain subject to this Section 10 (No-Charge Products). All information regarding the characteristics, features or performance of Beta Versions constitutes Gradle’s Confidential Information. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim all obligations or liabilities with respect to No-Charge Products, including any Support and Maintenance, warranty, and indemnity obligations.
- WARRANTY DISCLAIMER. ALL PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND GRADLE AND ITS SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, FUNCTIONALITY, OR MERCHANTABILITY, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER STATUTORY RIGHTS, BUT THE DURATION OF STATUTORILY REQUIRED WARRANTIES, IF ANY, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE SHORTEST PERIOD PERMITTED BY LAW. GRADLE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS, SERVICE FAILURES AND OTHER PROBLEMS INHERENT IN USE OF THE INTERNET AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS OR OTHER SYSTEMS OUTSIDE THE REASONABLE CONTROL OF GRADLE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER GRADLE NOR ANY OF ITS THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE AS TO THE RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY PRODUCTS OR ANY CONTENT THEREIN OR GENERATED THEREWITH, OR THAT: (A) THE USE OF ANY PRODUCTS WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (B) THE PRODUCTS WILL OPERATE IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, SYSTEM, OR DATA; (C) THE PRODUCTS (OR ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE PRODUCTS) WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS); (D) ANY STORED DATA WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE OR THAT ANY STORED DATA WILL NOT BE LOST OR CORRUPTED; (E) ERRORS OR DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR (F) THE PRODUCTS (OR ANY SERVER(S) THAT MAKE A HOSTED SERVICE AVAILABLE) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
- Limitation of Liability. NEITHER PARTY (NOR ITS SUPPLIERS) SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, LOST OR INACCURATE DATA, FAILURE OF SECURITY MECHANISMS, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, COSTS OF DELAY OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, RELIANCE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS), REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES IN ADVANCE. NEITHER PARTY’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO THE OTHER SHALL EXCEED THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU TO US FOR PRODUCTS AND SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE IN THE 12 MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE CLAIM. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS AGREEMENT, OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU IN RESPECT OF NO-CHARGE PRODUCTS SHALL BE US$20. THIS SECTION 12 (LIMITATION OF LIABILITY) SHALL NOT APPLY TO (1) AMOUNTS OWED BY YOU UNDER ANY ORDERS, (2) EITHER PARTY’S EXPRESS INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS IN THIS AGREEMENT, OR (3) YOUR BREACH OF SECTION 8 (RESTRICTIONS). TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NO SUPPLIERS OF ANY THIRD PARTY COMPONENTS INCLUDED IN THE PRODUCTS WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER. The parties agree that the limitations specified in this Section 12 (Limitation of Liability) will survive and apply even if any limited remedy specified in this Agreement is found to have failed of its essential purpose.
- IP Indemnification by Gradle. We will defend you against any claim brought against you by a third party alleging that a Product, when used as authorized under this Agreement, infringes a United States or European Union patent or registered copyright (a “Claim”), and we will indemnify you and hold you harmless against any damages and costs finally awarded by a court of competent jurisdiction or agreed to settlement by Gradle (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of a Claim, provided that we have received from you: (a) prompt written notice of the claim (but in any event notice in sufficient time for us to respond without prejudice); (b) reasonable assistance in the defense and investigation of the claim, including providing us a copy of the claim and all relevant evidence in your possession, custody or control; and (c) the exclusive right to control and direct the investigation, defense, and settlement (if applicable) of the claim. If your use of a Product is (or in our opinion is likely to be) enjoined, if required by settlement, or if we determine such actions are reasonably necessary to avoid material liability, we may, at our option and in our discretion: (i) procure a license for your continued use of the Product in accordance with this Agreement; (ii) substitute a substantially functionally similar Product; or (iii) terminate your right to continue using the Product and refund any prepaid amounts for the terminated portion of the Subscription Term. Gradle’s indemnification obligations above do not apply: (1) if the total aggregate fees received by Gradle with respect to your license to Software or subscription to Hosted Services in the 12 month period immediately preceding the claim is less than US$50,000; (2) if the Product is modified by any party other than Gradle, but solely to the extent the alleged infringement is caused by such modification; (3) if the Product is used in combination with any non-Gradle product, software or equipment, but solely to the extent the alleged infringement is caused by such combination; (4) to unauthorized use of Products; (5) to any Claim arising as a result of (y) Your Data (or circumstances covered by your indemnification obligations in Section 5.5.3 (Indemnity for Your Data)) (6) to any unsupported release of the Software; or (7) if you settle or make any admissions with respect to a claim without Gradle’s prior written consent. THIS SECTION 13 (IP INDEMNIFICATION BY GRADLE) STATES OUR SOLE LIABILITY AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCT OR OTHER ITEMS PROVIDED BY GRADLE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.
Term and Termination.
- Term. The Hosted Services and Software are provided on a subscription basis for a set term specified in your Order (“Subscription Term”). Except as otherwise specified in your Order, all subscriptions will automatically renew for periods equal to your initial Subscription Term (and you will be charged at the then-current rates) unless you cancel your subscription through your account at my.gradle.com. If you cancel, your subscription will terminate at the end of then-current billing cycle, but you will not be entitled to any credits or refunds for amounts accrued or paid prior to such termination.
- Termination. This Agreement is in effect for as long as you have a valid Subscription Term (the “Term”), unless sooner terminated as permitted in this Agreement. Either party may terminate this Agreement before the expiration of the Term if the other party materially breaches any of the terms of this Agreement and does not cure the breach within thirty (30) days after written notice of the breach. Either party may also terminate the Agreement before the expiration of the Term if the other party ceases to operate, declares bankruptcy, or becomes insolvent or otherwise unable to meet its financial obligations. You may terminate this Agreement at any time with notice to Gradle, but you will not be entitled to any credits or refunds as a result of convenience termination for prepaid but unused Software, Hosted Services subscriptions, or Support and Maintenance. Except where an exclusive remedy may be specified in this Agreement, the exercise by either party of any remedy, including termination, will be without prejudice to any other remedies it may have under this Agreement, by law, or otherwise. Once the Agreement terminates, you (and your Authorized Users) will no longer have any right to use or access any Products, or any information or materials that we make available to you under this Agreement, including Gradle Confidential Information. You are required to delete any of the foregoing from your systems as applicable and provide written certification to us that you have done so at our request. The following provisions will survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement: Sections 5.5.3 (Indemnity for Your Data), 7 (Verifications), 8 (Restrictions), 9 (Financial Terms), 10 (No-Charge Products) (disclaimers and use restrictions only), 11 (Warranty Disclaimer), 12 (Limitation of Liability), (14 (Term and Termination), 15 (Confidentiality), 16 (Ownership and Feedback), 18 (Export Restrictions), 20 (Governing Law), and 21 (General).
- Definition of Confidential Information. For the purposes of this Agreement, "Confidential Information" means any business or technical information that either one of us discloses to the other, in writing, orally, or by any other means, and including things like computer programs, code, algorithms, data, know-how, formulas, processes, ideas, inventions (whether patentable or not), schematics and other technical, business, financial, and product development plans, names and expertise of employees and consultants, and customer lists. For the purposes of this Agreement, except as expressly set forth in Section 20.1 below, the source code of our Software will be deemed to be Gradle’s Confidential Information, regardless of whether it is marked as such.
- Restrictions on Use and Disclosure. Neither of us will use the other party's Confidential Information, except as permitted under this Agreement. Each of us agrees to maintain in confidence and protect the other party's Confidential Information using at least the same degree of care as we use for its own information of a similar nature, but in all events at least a reasonable degree of care. Each of us agrees to take all reasonable precautions to prevent any unauthorized disclosure of the other's Confidential Information, including, without limitation, disclosing Confidential Information only to its employees, independent contractors, consultants, and legal and financial advisors (collectively, "Representatives") (i) with a need to know such information, (ii) who are parties to appropriate agreements sufficient to comply with this Section 15, and (iii) who are informed of the nondisclosure obligations imposed by this Section 15. Each of us will be responsible for all acts and omissions of our Representatives. The foregoing obligations won't restrict either of us from disclosing Confidential Information of the other party pursuant to the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency, or other governmental body, provided that the party required to make such a disclosure gives reasonable notice to the other party to enable them to contest such order or requirement. The restrictions set forth in this Section 15 will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.
- Exclusions. The restrictions set forth in Section 15.2 will not apply with respect to any Confidential Information that: (i) was or becomes publicly known through no fault of the receiving party; (ii) was rightfully known or becomes rightfully known to the receiving party without confidential or proprietary restriction from a source other than the disclosing party who has a right to disclose it; (iii) is approved by the disclosing party for disclosure without restriction in a written document which is signed by a duly authorized officer of such disclosing party; or (iv) the receiving party independently develops without access to or use of the other party's Confidential Information.
- Ownership and Feedback. Products are made available on a limited license or access basis, and no ownership right is conveyed to you, irrespective of the use of terms such as “purchase” or “sale”. Gradle and its licensors have and retain all right, title and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the Products (including all No-Charge Products), their “look and feel”, any and all related or underlying technology, and any modifications or derivative works of the foregoing created by or for Gradle, including without limitation as they may incorporate Feedback (“Gradle Technology”). From time to time, you may choose to submit comments, information, questions, data, ideas, description of processes, or other information to Gradle, including sharing Your Modifications or in the course of receiving Support and Maintenance (“Feedback”). Gradle may in connection with any of its products or services freely use, copy, disclose, license, distribute and exploit any Feedback in any manner without any obligation, royalty or restriction based on intellectual property rights or otherwise. No Feedback will be considered your Confidential Information, and nothing in this Agreement limits Gradle's right to independently use, develop, evaluate, or market products, whether incorporating Feedback or otherwise.
Maintenance and Support.
- Support Times. Provided that you've paid us the Fees you owe us, we'll provide you with technical support for the Software or Hosted Service for twelve (12) hours per day (from 6AM until 6PM PST), five (5) days per week, excluding weekends and national U.S. holidays. We currently only offer support via email (write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org) or web-based ticketing (through support.gradle.com). You can contact our support team to help answer your questions on installing and using the Software, identifying and verifying the causes of suspected errors in the Software, and helping you find workarounds for Software malfunctions. Though we'll do our best to respond to automated support requests, we typically need more information than an automated ticketing system can give us to solve your issue. Whenever possible, please initiate any support requests from a person or machine that our support team can interact with.
- Updates. For software licenses, we'll make Updates available to you on the same secure website where you downloaded the Software and the License Key.
- Exclusions. We might not be able to correct every problem we find, but we'll use our reasonable efforts to correct any material, reproducible errors in the Software that you make us aware of. We might ask for your help in reproducing the error for us. Please - don't do things with our Software that would make it harder for us to help you. We won't be responsible for supporting you in those circumstances, which include, among other things: (i) someone (other than us) modifying the Software; (ii) changing your operating system or environment in a way that adversely affects the Software or its performance; (iii) using the Software in a manner for which it was not designed, or other than as authorized under this Agreement; or (iv) accident, negligence, or misuse of the Software. We're only required to provide support for the current major release.
- Export Restrictions. The Products are subject to export restrictions by the United States government and import restrictions by certain foreign governments, and you agree to comply with all applicable export and import laws and regulations in your use of the Products. You shall not (and shall not allow any third-party to) remove or export from the United States or allow the export or re-export of any part of the Products or any direct product thereof: (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any embargoed or terrorist-supporting country; (b) to anyone on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Denial Orders or U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals; (c) to any country to which such export or re-export is restricted or prohibited, or as to which the United States government or any agency thereof requires an export license or other governmental approval at the time of export or re-export without first obtaining such license or approval; or (d) otherwise in violation of any export or import restrictions, laws or regulations of any United States or foreign agency or authority. You represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such prohibited country or on any such prohibited party list and (ii) that none of Your Data is controlled under the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations. The Products are restricted from being used for the design or development of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons or missile technology without the prior permission of the United States government.
- Changes to this Agreement. We may update or modify this Agreement from time to time, including any referenced policies and other documents. If a revision meaningfully reduces your rights, we will use reasonable efforts to notify you (by, for example, sending an email to the billing or technical contact you designate in the applicable Order, posting on our blog, through your Gradle account, or in the Product itself). If we modify the Agreement during your License Term or Subscription Term, the modified version will be effective upon your next renewal of a License Term, Support and Maintenance term, or Subscription Term, as applicable. In this case, if you object to the updated Agreement, as your exclusive remedy, you may choose not to renew, including cancelling any terms set to auto-renew. With respect to No-Charge Products, accepting the updated Agreement is required for you to continue using the No-Charge Products. You may be required to click through the updated Agreement to show your acceptance. If you do not agree to the updated Agreement after it becomes effective, you will no longer have a right to use No-Charge Products. For the avoidance of doubt, any Order is subject to the version of the Agreement in effect at the time of the Order.
- Governing Law. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflict of laws. The parties expressly agree that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act will not apply to this Agreement. Any legal action or proceeding arising under, related to or connected with this Agreement will be brought exclusively in the federal (if they have jurisdiction) or state courts located in San Francisco, California and the parties irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue there.
- Availability of Source Code. The Software includes and is distributed with certain open-source components whose licenses require us to make the source code for those components available. The source code for such components will be provided upon request.
- Assignment. Customers aren't allowed to assign or transfer any of your rights or obligations in this Agreement, in whole or in part, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent, and any attempt by you to do so without our consent will be null and void. We can assign this Agreement in its entirety, upon notice to you but without the requirement to obtain consent, in connection with a merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization, or sale of all or substantially all of our business or assets.
- Severability. In the event that any provision of this Agreement is deemed by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, the court will modify or reform this Agreement to give as much effect as possible to that provision. Any provision that can't be modified or reformed in this way will be deemed deleted, and the remaining provisions of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect.
- Notices. Any notice, request, demand or other communication required or permitted under this Agreement should be in writing (e-mail counts), should reference this Agreement, and will be deemed to be properly given: (i) upon receipt, if delivered personally; (ii) upon confirmation of receipt by the intended recipient, if by e-mail; (iii) five (5) business days after it is sent by registered or certified mail, with written confirmation of receipt; or (iv) three (3) business days after deposit with an internationally recognized express courier, with written confirmation of receipt. Notices should be sent to the address(es) set forth on the Invoice, unless we notify each other that those addresses have changed.
- Waiver. A party's obligations under this Agreement can only be waived in a writing signed by an authorized representative of the other party, which waiver will be effective only with respect to the specific obligation described. Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.
- Force Majeure. Gradle will be excused from performing under this Agreement to the extent that we're unable to perform due extraordinary causes beyond our reasonable control. That might include things like acts of God, strikes, lockouts, riots, acts of war, epidemics, communication line failure, and power failures.
- Independent Contractors. The parties are independent contractors with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement. Nothing contained in this Agreement will be deemed or construed in any manner whatsoever to create a partnership, joint venture, employment, agency, fiduciary, or other similar relationship between the parties, and neither of the parties can bind the other contractually.
- U.S. Government End Users. No technical data or computer software is developed under this Agreement. The Software and Documentation have been developed solely with private funds, and are considered "Commercial Computer Software" and "Commercial Computer Software Documentation" as described in FAR 12.212, FAR 27.405-3, and DFARS 227.7202-3, and are licensed to the to the U.S. Government end user as restricted computer software and limited rights data. Any use, disclosure, modification, distribution, or reproduction of the Software or Documentation by the U.S. Government or its contractors is subject to the restrictions set forth in this Agreement.
- Compliance with Laws. Each party will comply with all federal, state, and local laws applicable to the Licensed Software and their use, this Agreement, and the conduct of its business. In no event will Gradle be responsible for providing, implementing, configuring, or coding the Software in a manner that complies with any laws or regulatory requirements that apply to Customer’s business or industry, including without limitation, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) (collectively “Customer Specific Laws”). Customer agrees that it will comply with all such Customer Specific Laws and, regardless of anything to the contrary, in no event will Gradle, its Affiliates or related entities be held liable for any claim or action arising from or related to Customer’s failure to comply with any Customer Specific Laws.
- Amendments; Entire Agreement. Amendments; Entire Agreement. No modification, change, or amendment of this Agreement will be binding upon the parties, unless we both agree to the change in a writing signed by each of our authorized representatives. This Agreement, including each Order Form and SOW, constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the parties with respect to its subject matter, and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous understandings and agreements, whether oral or written, between the parties with respect to its subject matter.
- No Other Terms. This Agreement is the only agreement between us, and the terms of any purchase order, written terms or conditions, or other document that you submit to us that contain terms that are different from, in conflict with, or in addition to the terms of this Agreement or any Order Form are hereby rejected by Gradle, and will be void and of no effect.