General Terms and Conditions
Latest update: October 2019.
Below are the General Terms and Conditions (“GTC”) of AttachingIT B.V. H.J.E Wenckebachweg 123, 1096 AM Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce number 61781614. (“we”, “us” or “our”). These GTC apply to our offers and are a part of each agreement that we may enter into with you. “You” is the (prospective) customers to which we have send an offer of with whom we have entered into an agreement.
The terms used in these GTC or elsewhere in the Agreement, which start with a capital letter shall have the meaning assigned to them below.1.1 “Agreement”: the Order Form combined with these GTC.
4.1 We will apply reasonable commercial efforts to meet the agreed upon dates and terms. All dates and terms are always indicative, unless it is expressly stated that it concerns fatal dates or terms.
4.2 We will deliver the Cloud Service to you or install the Software within a week after receiving the signed Agreement.
4.3 The Cloud Service will be delivered by us on best effort-basis: We will deliver the Cloud Service as good as possible but do not provide any performance guarantee.
4.4 We may are entitled to engage third parties to perform the Agreement.
5. The Platform
5.1 We will enable you to access the Platform by providing you with a license key within 3 (three) Business Days following the Effective Date. The license key will activate the Application. After the installation of the Application you can access the Functionality for the agreed number of licensed Users.
5.2 Subject to the limitations set out in article 5.3, we hereby grant to you a non-exclusive license to use the Platform for the Permitted Purpose via the Application or online by directly accessing the Platform. Your license will be valid for the Term and you are required to use the Platform in accordance with the Documentation.
5.3 The license that we grant to you is subject to the following limitations:
a. the Platform must not be used at any point in time by more than the number of licensed Users specified in the Order Form, providing that you can submit a request to us to add or remove Users;
b. the Platform may only be used by your employees, agents and sub-contractors; and
c. you must comply at all times with the Acceptable Use Policy set out in Schedule 1 (“AUP”), and must ensure that all Users comply with the AUP;
5.4 Everything that is performed through Applications carrying your license key or online via the Platform with your access credentials, is for your responsibility and risk. If you know or suspects that your license key has been compromised, you are required to inform us immediately.
5.5 You do not have a right to access the object code or source code of the Platform, either during or after the Term.
5.6 All Intellectual Property Rights in the Platform are our exclusive property.
5.7 You must not use the Platform in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Platform or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Platform, or any of the areas of, or services on, the Platform. More specifically, you will not use the Cloud Service in a manner that causes a system- and network load on the Platform that is higher than that of our average customer.
5.8 You must not use the Platform:
a. in any way that is unlawful, fraudulent or harmful; or
b. in connection with any unlawful, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
5.9 We provide an availability for the Platform of 99.95%. The Platform is available if the Cloud Service is accessible to Users from the Internet.
The actual availability is calculated by us per calendar quarter in accordance with the following formula. AST stands for Agreed Service Time, the period during the Platform is supposed to be available and DT stands for downtime:
Our calculated availability percentage over any calendar quarter is made available to you on request. If the actual availability drops beneath 99,95% in two consecutive calendar quarters, you are entitled to terminate the Agreement without cost. This is your sole remedy.
6. The Application
6.1 Upon providing you with the license key as described in article 5.1, we will direct you to an online download location for the Application. You are responsible for subsequently downloading the Application.
6.2 Your use of the Application shall be subject to the following licensing terms:a. you may only use the Application for your own business purposes;
(i) copy or reproduce Application or any part of the Application other than in accordance with the license granted in this article 6;
(ii) sell, resell, rent, lease, loan, supply, distribute, redistribute, publish or re-publish the Application or any part of the Application;
(iii) amend, alter, adapt, translate or edit, or create derivative works of, the Application or any part of the Application;
(iv) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble the Application or any part of the Application (except as mandated by applicable law);
(v) use the Application other than in accordance with the Documentation; or
(vi) circumvent or remove or attempt to circumvent or remove the technological measures applied to the Application for the purposes of preventing unauthorized use.
6.3 All Intellectual Property Rights in the Application shall be our exclusive property.
6.4 You shall be responsible for the security of your copies of the Application and will use all reasonable endeavors to ensure that only licensed Users access and use these copies.
7.1 This article 7 applies when you have elected to use the on-premise version of the Software as opposed to using our Cloud Service.
7. On-premises use of the Software
(i) copy or reproduce the Software or any part of the Software other than in accordance with the license granted in this article 7;
(ii) sell, resell, rent, lease, loan, supply, distribute, redistribute, publish or re-publish the Software or any part of the Software;
(iii) amend, alter, adapt, translate or edit, or create derivative works of, the Software or any part of the Software;
(iv) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble the Application or any part of the Software (except as mandated by applicable law);
(v) use the Software other than in accordance with the Documentation; or
(vi) circumvent or remove or attempt to circumvent or remove the technological measures applied to the Software for the purposes of preventing unauthorised use.
7.5 All Intellectual Property Rights in the Software shall be our exclusive property.
7.6 We shall have the right to audit the number of Users of the Software within your company provided that we issue you with a reasonable advance notice to do so. If the actual number of Users exceed the licensed number of Users by 2, we shall be entitled to issue you with an invoice for the license fee for the unlicensed Users with an uplift of 50%. Our audit right can be exercised once per year during Business Hours. You shall provide all reasonable cooperation with this audit, including providing us with access to relevant parts of your IT environment.
8. Support and Maintenance
8.1 As part of our Support we will enable you to contact us via email and telephone for queries related to your use of the Platform and the Software or for reporting Incidents to us. Our Support Email and telephone contact details are displayed on the Website.
8.2 Our standard Response Times are displayed on the Website. You may have a (business)need for shorter Response Times. If you have such a need please indicate this to us. If possible we may provide you with an offer for shorter Response Times. This offer will be dependent on your willingness to pay an additional fee to us.
8.3 When you report an Incident you will need to provide us with the information that we may reasonably need to be able to replicate the error in the Platform or the Software that is causing the Incident.
8.4 We may elect to provide a work-around to solve an Incident if resolving the error that caused the Incident will likely have a negative impact on the Functionality or your use of the Software, as applicable for you.
8.5 If we feel that a reported Incident has been caused by use of the Cloud Service or the Software in violation with the Documentation or with these GTC, we will communicate this you. Such an Incident is not covered by Support. If you then still want us to resolve the Incident, we may charge you a fee per hour at our then current rates to do so.
8.6 When your Users log a disproportionate amount of support calls to us or create an above average amount of Incidents, we may require you to obtain Training from us for those Users. If you fail to do so, we may suspend our Support obligations.
9. Obligations Customer
9.1 When making use of the Cloud Service or the Software you will observe the installation and software compatibility guidance provided by us in the Documentation. If you fail to observe this guidance, you may not be able to use the Cloud Service or the Software and are not eligible to receive Support, depending on what you have elected to use.
9.2 You will be responsible for maintaining a working Internet connection to the Platform.
10. Intellectual Property Rights
10.1 We guarantee that we have all the necessary rights for providing the Cloud Service, including, if applicable for you, all necessary rights for providing you with a license to use the Software.
10.2 The Intellectual Property Rights in the Platform and the Software shall remain with us or with our suppliers, you shall only receive a right to access the Platform and subsequently use the Functionality or, if applicable for you, use the Software, as described in the Agreement or agreed upon otherwise in writing.
10.3 You are not allowed to remove or amend from the Platform and/or the Software any indication regarding an Intellectual Property Right, including notices regarding the confidential nature and secrecy of information contained in the Platform and/or the Software.
10.4 We are allowed to take technical measures to secure the Cloud Service and/or the Software. If we have done so you may not remove or evade such security. Technical measures shall not prohibit you to exercise mandatory statutory use rights with respect to the Cloud Service and the Software
10.5 We may freely use insights and other learnings gained by us and by our personnel by means of our performance of the Agreement, provided that such use does not breach any of your proprietary rights.
10.6 You are not allowed to use domains or social media channels containing the name AttachingIT and/or SmartLockr without having asked our prior approval.
11.1 Our teachers that provide a Training have sufficient knowledge of the Functionality and have the teaching skills required to properly provide the Training.
11.2 We shall provide each participant with training material for their own personal use. Participants may only reproduce training materials for personal reference purposes.
11.3 You may cancel a Training for free until five days before the scheduled Training date.
12. Prices, rates, invoicing and payment
12.1 All agreed upon prices and rates and the licensed number of Users are listed in the Agreement. All listed prices and rates are exclusive of VAT.
12.2 We may increase the agreed prices and tariffs annually, effective January 1st. We will inform you of an intended price increase no later than 31st October of the preceding year. If you do not agree with the intended price increase, the only remedy available to you is a cost free termination of the Agreement.
12.3 Price changes introduced in connection with substantial Functionality enhancements may be invoiced directly by us.
12.4 We will send an invoice covering the one-time fees and the recurring fees annual fees for the full Term upon the date of signature of the Agreement. Any recurring fees due after a renewal of the Agreement are invoiced annually in advance.
12.5 If specific services and activities are not covered by the Agreement, then we may send you an invoice for the hours actually worked against the then current hourly rates. If we are asked to provide additional services, we will provide you with an offer for those services. Only after having received the approval of this proposal, we shall perform these additional services. For additional work that is reasonably necessary or follows from your prior instructions, no prior approval is needed. When an offer or job description mentions a fixed price, additional work will not be charged unless it falls outside the job description and prior approval was given.
12.6 Extra Functionality provided to you during the Term, will be invoiced pro rata up to the following recurring invoice date.
12.7 You shall pay any payable amounts to us within 14 (fourteen) days after the invoice date.
12.8 If you dispute the invoice(s), this dispute will not affect your obligation to pay the undisputed part of the invoice(s).
12.9 If you do not pay the invoiced amounts within the payment term, the statutory interest on the outstanding amount shall be owed you without any prior notice of default being required, unless you have disputed the invoice within 10 (ten) days of the invoice date. If you fail to pay the invoice, we may claim compensation for extrajudicial collection costs at a percentage of at least 15% of the total invoice amount, in addition to the statutory interest.
12.10 If have you are overdue with the payment of two subsequent invoices, we may suspend your access to the Platform, provided that we have informed you of our intention to do so in writing (including email) and you have been granted at least 5 (five) Business Days to fully meet your payment obligations, i.e. including statutory interest, extrajudicial and other costs.
13. Duration, termination, extension and exit
13.1 The Agreement shall enter into force on the Effective Date.
13.2 The Agreement is concluded for a minimum initial Term of one (1) year, unless otherwise agreed upon.
13.3 An agreement with a one (1) year Term will always be automatically renewed for one (1) year, provided neither you nor we have terminated the Agreement by registered letter no later than three (3) months before the renewal date.
13.4 You and we may:
a) terminate the Agreement with immediate effect in writing (including email) if the other party fails to fulfil its obligations under the Agreement and continues such failure after notice to the other party granting him a reasonable time limit in order to meet its obligations.
b) without any further notice being required, terminate the Agreement outside of court by means of a registered letter with immediate effect if the other party applies for a moratorium on payments or a such a moratorium is granted; the other party requests or is declared bankrupt; the company of the other party is liquidated or terminated other than for the purpose of merger of companies; a substantial part of the assets of the other party or the infrastructure and/or the computer software related to the performance of the Agreement is seized, or the other party can no longer be deemed to fulfil the obligations under the Agreement.
13.5 If the Agreement is terminated by you pursuant to article 13.4, you are entitled to continue the use of the Functionality or, if applicable for you, the Software, for two (2) consecutive months against a reasonable fee to be determined by us and to be prepaid by you.
13.6 All your rights expire upon termination of the Agreement, except as provided for in article 13.5.
13.7 Unless provided otherwise, the obligations which by their nature are intended to continue also after termination of the Agreement, remain valid after its termination. The provisions on confidentiality, liability, intellectual property rights, applicable law and jurisdiction extend beyond the termination of the Agreement.
14.1 We shall perform the Services with care and to the best of our ability, in accordance with the Agreement. We will do our best to provide you with the Services unless and insofar as we have expressly promised a specific result in the Agreement and the result has been defined with sufficient determinability.
14.2 Both the Platform and the Software shall work substantially in accordance with the Documentation.
15.1 Our aggregate liability for our attributable breach of the Agreement is limited to us remunerating you for your resulting direct financial loss up to a maximum of the fees (excluding VAT and other government levies) received by us from you in the twelve (12) months, immediately before the month in which the harmful event occurred. Direct financial damages are made up solely of:
a. Reasonable expenses you would have to incur to ensure that we would not be in breach of the Agreement; these expenses however are not reimbursed if the Agreement is dissolved by you or on behalf of you.
b. Reasonable costs incurred by you for having to continue the solution that you used to provide yourself with the Functionality before your intended use of the Platform or the Software.
c. Reasonable costs incurred in determining the cause and extent of the damage, insofar as the determination relates to direct financial loss within the meaning of these terms.
d. Reasonable costs incurred to prevent or mitigate damage, insofar as you are in a position to demonstrate that these expenses resulted in mitigation of direct damages within the meaning of these terms.
15.2 Liability for damages other than those mentioned in article 15.1, including but not limited to consequential damages, lost profits, lost savings, loss of data and loss due to business interruption, are explicitly excluded.
15.3 The aforementioned limitations of liability do not apply:
a. if there is a claim for damages followed by death or bodily injury;
b. if the damages have been the direct result of our gross negligence or willful intent.
15.4 Damage as mentioned in article 15.1 shall, as soon as possible but no later than two (2) weeks after the occurrence, be reported to us in writing or by email. Any damage that has not been brought to our attention within such period, shall not be recoverable by you.
16. Force majeure
16.1 If we fail to fulfil any obligation under the Agreement by reasons of force majeure, you may, after a period of no less than thirty (30) days has lapsed, terminate the Agreement by means of a registered letter. If you do so you will not be liable to us for any associated compensation. For any Services performed by us up to the date of termination, for which the fee has not yet been invoiced to you, we may send you an invoice which you will pay in accordance with these GTC.
16.2 In any event we may claim force majeure if one of the following circumstances have arisen: non-attributable failures of suppliers, loss of data, power failures, failures in the telecommunications infrastructure, license refusals, (distributed) denial of service attacks and/or loss of network connections.
17.1 Without your express prior written consent, we shall not make available to any third parties, files that are processed by means of the Platform including the details of the sender and recipient of the file (collectively “Confidential Information”). Confidential Information shall only be made available to our employees on a strict need to know basis and to the extent that such availability is required to be able to perform the agreed Service. We may disclose Confidential Information if we are obliged to do so by law. When legally possible we will inform you of such disclosure in advance so as to enable you to object to it.
18. Protection of Personal Data
18.1 We will process personal data on the Platform in accordance with our privacy statement and Applicable Data Protection Laws.
19. Transfer of rights and obligations
19.1 You may not transfer your rights and obligations out of this Agreement to third parties without our written consent.
19.2 We may at all times transfer the rights and obligations arising under the Agreement.
19.3 In the performance of the Agreement, we may use the services of third party, either as a subcontractor or through temporary hiring of personnel. Our right does not affect our responsibility for the performance of our obligations pursuant to the Agreement.
20. Applicable law and dispute resolution
20.1 The Agreement is governed by Dutch law.
20.2 Any disputes that may arise in relation to or from the Agreement will be submitted to competent court in Amsterdam.
21.1 Verbal statements, promises or agreements related to the execution of the Agreement have no legal force unless they are confirmed in writing by party that have made them.21.2 The failure of a party to demand compliance with any provision within a period specified in the Agreement, does not affect the right to still demand such compliance, unless the party has expressly agreed in writing to such non-compliance.
Acceptable Use Policy
(1) This Policy
This Acceptable Use Policy (the “Policy”) sets out the rules governing the use of the Cloud Service and any content that you may submit to the Cloud Service (“Content”).
(2) General restrictions
You must not use the Service in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Cloud Service or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Cloud Service, or any of the areas of, or services on, the Cloud Service.
You must not use the Cloud Service:
a. in any way that is unlawful, fraudulent or harmful; or
b. in connection with any unlawful, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, and distribute your Content to the extent that we need to have these rights to able to provide you with the Cloud Service.
(4) Unlawful Content
You must not use the Cloud Service to store, host, copy, distribute, display, publish or send Content that is unlawful, or that will or may infringe a third party's legal rights, or that could give rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).
Content must not:a. infringe any copyright, moral rights, database rights, trademark rights, design rights, rights in passing off, or other intellectual property rights;
You must not submit any Content that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
(5) Harmful software
You must not use the Cloud Service to promote or distribute any viruses, Trojans, worms, root kits, spyware, [adware] or any other harmful software, programmes, routines, applications or technologies.
You must not use the Cloud Service to promote or distribute any software, programmes, routines, applications or technologies that will or may negatively affect the performance of a computer or introduce significant security risks to a computer.
6) Marketing and spam
You must not use the Cloud Service for any purposes related to marketing, advertising, promotion, or the supply and/or sale of goods and/or services.
Content must not constitute spam.
You must not use the Cloud Service to send unsolicited commercial communications.
You must not use the Cloud Service to market, distribute or post chain letters, ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, matrix programmes, "get rich quick" schemes or similar schemes, programmes or materials.
(7) Breaches of this Policy
If you breach this Policy in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached this Policy in any way, we may:a. delete or edit any of your Content;
Our exercise of these rights does not prejudice our other rights under the Agreement.
(8) Banned Users
Where we suspend or prohibit your access to the Cloud Service or a part of the Cloud Service, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition (including without limitation using a different account).
Notwithstanding the provisions of this Policy, we do not actively monitor Content.