(Last Updated January 3, 2017)
These Terms of Service (including all exhibits hereof and all other documents included herewith or referenced herein) represent and constitute the entire agreement (this ‘Agreement’) by and between Spade Design Interactive, LLC (‘Spade Design‘) and each business creating an account with Spade Design (‘Client’) concerning Client’s use of the web design and hosting services offered by Spade Design via the www.spadedesignlab.com website (the ‘Spade Design Website’). Spade Design and Client may be referred to hereinafter collectively as the ‘Parties‘ and individually as a ‘Party.’ For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Parties expressly agree as follows:
1. CERTAIN DEFINITIONS.
1.1 ‘Client-Furnished Material’ means, collectively: (i) the domain name for the Client Website (as defined below); (ii) any names, passwords and other account access information for any of the Social Media Sites (as defined below) and Location Based Sites (as defined below) created by or for Client; (iii) all information, data, content and material furnished by Client for storage, use, reproduction, posting, display, exhibition, transmission, publication and/or distribution (as the case may be) whether on or via the Client Properties (as defined below), the Spade Design Systems (as defined below), or otherwise, including, without limitation, names, marks, logos, designs, slogans, text, writings, publications, artwork, graphics, images, photos, animations, videos, audios, links, software, and social media plug-ins; and (iv) all hardware, software, and other goods and services procured and maintained by Client pursuant to Section 2.12 of this Agreement.
1.2 ‘Client Properties’ shall mean, collectively, the Client Website, the Social Media Sites and Location Based Sites (as applicable).
1.3 ‘Client Website’ means the consumer-facing website of Client as designed (whether by Client using the Spade Design design tools or otherwise), constructed and hosted by Spade Design pursuant to this Agreement.
1.4 ‘Effective Date’ means the date on which Client creates an account with Spade Design.
1.5 ‘Excused Outage’ means any outage, unavailability, interruption, delay or degradation of the Services or the Client Website resulting from or caused by any of the following: (i) scheduled downtime, maintenance or repair; (ii) any act or omission by Client or anyone acting under its authority or on its behalf; (iii) any Client-Furnished Material; (iv) any User-Generated Material (as defined below); or (v) Force Majeure (as defined below).
1.6 ‘Force Majeure’ means a cause or event that is beyond the reasonable control of Spade Design and could not reasonably have been foreseen or avoided, including, without limitation, third-party network or system outage, hacking, virus attack or other form of sabotage, Acts of God, acts of government, strikes, lockouts, riots, insurrection, civil commotion, war, and terrorist attacks.
1.7 ‘Go-Live Date’ means the date on which the Client Website is first available to the public.
1.8 ‘IP’ means any and all forms of intellectual property, including, without limitation, patent, trade secret, copyright and trademark.
1.9 ‘Location Based Sites’ means the local business listing for Client on certain leading location-based websites selected by Spade Design in its sole discretion. The Location Based Sites may (but are not required to) include Google, Bing, Yahoo, Mapquest and Yelp.
1.10 ‘Services’ is as defined in Section 2.1 of this Agreement.
1.11 ‘Service Fee’ is as defined in Section 3.1 of this Agreement.
1.12 ‘Social Media Sites’ means certain social media sites selected by Spade Design in its sole discretion. The Social Media Sites may (but are not required to) include Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
1.13 ‘Term’ is as defined in Section 4.1 of this Agreement.
1.14 ‘Spade Design-Furnished Material’ means, collectively: (i) the Spade Design Website and all contents, materials, elements, features and functionalities thereof, but excluding Client-Furnished Material contained therein; (ii) all Spade Design names, marks, logos, designs and brand images; (iii) all links and advertisements provided by Spade Design; (iv) all Spade Design Systems (as defined below) and all hardware, software, tools, technologies, processes, methods, techniques and know-how provided by Spade Design (whether for use by Spade Design or Client or otherwise) in the rendering of the Services; and (v) all results, work products and deliverables of the Services (including, without limitation, all Client Properties source code, object code, HTML files, Java files, data files, scripts, programs, templates, user interface designs, themes, page layouts and look and feel, and documentation created by Spade Design), but excluding Client-Furnished Material contained therein.
1.15 ‘Spade Design Systems’ means all computer servers, networks and systems owned, controlled or operated by Spade Design and/or its corporate affiliates in connection with the rendering of the Services, including, without limitation, those associated with the Spade Design Website.
1.16 ‘User’ means any individual who visits or uses the Client Website, but excluding each of the Parties and anyone who uses the Client Website on behalf of a Party.
1.17 ‘User-Generated Material’ means any content or material uploaded, posted, submitted or transmitted by a User on or via the Client Website.
2.1 Services. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Spade Design may provide the following services to Client: (i) providing tools for Client to design and construct a Client Website for distribution to desktop and mobile devises; (ii) hosting the Client Website during the Term; (iii) updating and suggesting content and design changes to enhance the Client Website’s ranking in search engines; (iv) setting up listings for Clients on certain Location Based Sites; (v) setting up and administering accounts for Client on certain Social Media Sites; and (vi) any other service offered by Spade Design for which the Client is paying a fee (collectively the ‘Services’). Spade Design will provide the applicable Services to Client based upon the package selected by Client at registration. In addition, Spade Design reserves the right to add, modify or discontinue Services from time-to-time in its sole discretion; provided, however, that Spade Design shall provide Client thirty (30) days prior written and/or electronic notice in the event Spade Design discontinues any Service. Spade Design agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that during the Term, the Client Website will be operational and accessible to Users on a 24/7 basis, except during any Excused Outage.
2.2 Subcontractors. Though Spade Design usually handles everything “in-house”, Client acknowledges and agrees that Spade Design may, in its sole discretion, use one or more third-party contractors (each, a ‘Subcontractor’) to provide some portions of the Services and/or other services related to the operations of the Spade Design Website and/or the Client Properties, which may include, without limitation, data processing and storage, data security, technical support, purchase and payment processing, order fulfillment, and other e-commerce related functions.
2.3 Reservation of Right. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, Client acknowledges and agrees that Spade Design shall have the absolute right, at any time and with or without notice to Client, to (i) suspend, disable, block, restrict or limit access to the Client Website or any portion thereof and/or (ii) take down and remove any content or material (including, without limitation, any Client-Furnished Material, any User-Generated Material, or any Spade Design-Furnished Material) from the Client Website, if doing so, in Spade Design sole judgment, is necessary or advisable in order to comply with any applicable law or regulation or to protect Spade Design or its corporate affiliates from actual or potential claims or liabilities, or for any content or material which Spade Design determines is offensive (including any pornographic images, any foul language, disparaging remarks, references to illegal substances, derogatory remarks regarding the religion, sexuality, politics, appearances or other characteristics or beliefs of any other person or entity, etc.), or infringes, misappropriates or violates any IP or other right of any person or entity.
2.4 Spade Design-Furnished Material. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Spade Design hereby grants to Client a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, limited right and license to use Spade Design-Furnished Material solely for the purposes of receiving the Services from Spade Design and operating the Client Properties during the Term.
2.5 Client-Furnished Material. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Client hereby grants to Spade Design a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable (except to a Subcontractor), limited right and license to use, reproduce, post, display, exhibit, transmit, publish and/or distribute (as the case may be) Client-Furnished Material solely for the purposes of providing the Services to Client during the Term in connection with the Client Properties. Client represents and warrants that: (i) it has the right to furnish and authorize use of Client-Furnished Material by Spade Design in accordance with this Agreement; and (ii) no Client-Furnished Material will infringe upon or violate any right of any third party.
2.6 Domain Names. Client may select the domain name for the Client Website, which Spade Design shall register (if available) and maintain and manage for Client during the Term. To the extent Client has already registered the Client Website domain name, Client shall, promptly after the Effective Date, give Spade Design full access to the domain name account and authorize Spade Design to transfer, maintain and manage the account during the Term. Upon the expiration or termination of this Agreement, Spade Design shall turn over the control of the Client Website domain name to Client.
2.9 User Aggregate Data. Client acknowledges and agrees that Spade Design may (whether directly or through one or more Subcontractors) collect and derive aggregate data (i.e., information that does not identify any User individually, such as site traffic data and anonymous demographic information about Users) from the Client Properties, and that all such aggregate data shall become the property of Spade Design and may be freely used by Spade Design and its corporate affiliates for any and all lawful purposes.
2.10 Restrictions on Use. Client (including all those acting under its authority or on its behalf) may not use the Services or the Client Properties or any Spade Design-Furnished Material, other than for Client’s own legitimate and lawful business purposes and in a manner that complies with this Agreement and all applicable laws and regulations. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Client (including all those acting under its authority or on its behalf) shall not:
(i) use any of the Services or the Client Properties or any Spade Design-Furnished Material to engage in fraudulent, deceptive or misleading activities or practices;
(ii) use any of the Services or the Client Properties or any Spade Design-Furnished Material to engage in infringement, misappropriation or violation of any IP or other right of any person or entity;
(iii) use any of the Services or the Client Properties or any Spade Design-Furnished Material to engage in spam or transmission or distribution of unsolicited commercial messages in violation of applicable laws or regulations;
(v) use any of the Services or the Client Properties or any Spade Design-Furnished Material to offer or promote illegal, unlawful, violent, harassing, discriminatory, derogatory, defamatory, libelous, pornographic, obscene, sexual, vulgar, or otherwise objectionable or offensive content or activities;
(vi) use any of the Services or the Client Properties or any Spade Design-Furnished Material in violation of U.S. export control laws or regulations;
(vii) copy, reproduce, distribute, sell or resell, or prepare derivative works from, any of the Services or the Client Properties or any Spade Design-Furnished Material;
(viii) reverse-engineer, decompile or disassemble the Client Properties or any Spade Design-Furnished Material;
(ix) alter, modify, remove, deface or otherwise tamper with any Spade Design legal notices that appears on or within the Client Properties or any Spade Design-Furnished Material; or
(x) solicit, induce, cause or authorize others to do any of the above.
Client acknowledges and agrees that, in the event of any breach or violation of this Section 2.10 by Client or anyone acting under its authority or on its behalf, Spade Design shall be entitled to immediately terminate this Agreement pursuant to Section 4.3(i) of this Agreement.
2.11 Monitoring. Client acknowledges and agrees that Spade Design shall have the right to electronically and remotely monitor Client’s use of the Services, the Client Properties and Spade Design-Furnished Material to verify Client’s compliance with the terms of this Agreement.
2.12 Hardware, etc. Client shall be solely responsible for procuring and maintaining (including, without limitation, the right to use), at its own expense, all hardware, software, Internet access, network connections, and other goods and services required for Client to access and use the Services and the Client Properties.
2.13 Passwords. Client shall safeguard all user names, passwords and other account access information for any Client Property (collectively ‘Passwords’). Client shall be fully responsible for all activities that occur under its Passwords and shall promptly notify Spade Design of any unauthorized use of its Passwords of which it becomes aware.
2.14 Advertising. Client acknowledges and agrees that during the Term: (i) the Client Website shall prominently display the phrase ‘Web Design & Digital Marketing By Spade Design’ and/or such other expression(s) determined by Spade Design that identify the Client Website as designed and hosted by Spade Design; and (ii) Spade Design shall have the right to place and display Spade Design-branded links and advertisements (e.g., banner and button ads) on the Client Website.
2.15 Ownership. As between the Parties: (i) all Spade Design-Furnished Material and all IP rights associated therewith shall remain the sole property of Spade Design and all uses thereof by Client shall inure to the sole benefit of Spade Design; and (ii) all Client-Furnished Material and all IP rights associated therewith shall remain the sole property of Client and all uses thereof by Spade Design shall inure to the sole benefit of Client.
2.16 Client Information. By submitting Client information (including, without limitation, Client’s name, address, email, telephone and other contact information, billing and payment information, Passwords and other Client-related information as provided by Client (collectively ‘Client Account Information’) to Spade Design, Client expressly represents and warrants that all Client information submitted is Client’s own information and is truthful, current and accurate, and Client further expressly acknowledges and agrees as follows:
(i) Spade Design may collect, store, retain, and use Client Account Information for all purposes related to Spade Design’s performance and enforcement of this Agreement, as well as to comply with applicable laws and regulations. Client billing and payment information (e.g., credit card information) will only be used for payment processing and collection purposes related to Client’s account with Spade Design and will not be used or stored for any other purposes (except as expressly otherwise stated).
(ii) Spade Design and its corporate affiliates may also use Client Account Information (except for Client billing and payment information) to offer, market and advertise to Client other products and services of Spade Design and/or its corporate affiliates; provided that Client may opt out of receiving marketing communications from Spade Design and its corporate affiliates by changing the Client account preferences or by contacting Spade Design at email@example.com or by calling the toll-free number 1 (888) 412-3128. It is expressly understood and agreed that such opt-out by Client will not affect Spade Design’s notices and other communications to Client regarding the Client account, the Client Website, or any matter related to the Services or this Agreement.
(iii) Spade Design does not knowingly share Client Account Information with any non-affiliated third party for such third party’s direct marketing use, unless Client elects to opt in (whether on the Spade Design Website or otherwise) to receiving marketing communications directly from such third party.
(iv) Spade Design may disclose Client Account Information (including Client billing and payment information, if applicable) to Subcontractors who need to access such information to perform services for Spade Design, the Spade Design Website and/or the Client Properties; it being understood that Spade Design will require its Subcontractors to limit their use of Client Account Information solely to the purposes for which the information was disclosed by Spade Design, and to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of the information and not make any further disclosure to others.
(v) Spade Design may disclose Client Account Information (including Client billing and payment information, if applicable) to others if doing so is required by law or, in Spade Design’s good faith belief, is reasonably necessary to: (1) comply with legal process (including a court order or subpoena); (2) cooperate with law enforcement; (3) enforce this Agreement or the Legal Notices for the Client Properties; (4) respond to an emergency; or (5) protect the rights, property or safety of Spade Design, Users, and/or the public.
(vii) When Client uses the Spade Design Website, the site servers automatically generate log files which may contain data linked to Client, such as IP addresses, ISP domain names, browser types, operating systems, referring/exit pages, date/time stamps, clickstream data, etc. Also, to the extent Client has enabled ‘cookies’ in its browser, Spade Design may use ‘cookies’ to collect session information about Client’s visits and activities on the Spade Design Website. Spade Design collects and uses log file data and cookie session information for its operational purposes, including for purposes of improving Client experience on the Spade Design Website, collecting and analyzing traffic and activity data related to the Spade Design Website, managing Client relations, etc.
(viii) Spade Design may collect and generate aggregate and group information based on Client and others’ visits and activities on the Spade Design Website, or by combining Client-related information with information about Spade Designs other clients. Such aggregate information is anonymous and does not identify Client individually. Spade Design shall be free to use and share with others such aggregate information for market research/analysis, marketing and advertising, and other business purposes.
(ix) Spade Design will use commercially reasonable measures to safeguard Client Account Information, but absolute security cannot be guaranteed. No data transmission over the Internet and no data storage can be 100% secure. Consequently, Spade Design does not warrant or guarantee the security of any information Client transmits to, from or on the Spade Design Website. Spade Design will endeavor to notify Client in the event Spade Design becomes aware of a breach or suspected breach of the security of Client Account Information as stored by Spade Design. However, it is expressly understood and agreed that Spade Design shall not be liable for any breach of security of Client Account Information resulting from causes or events that are beyond Spade Design’s control, including, without limitation, Client’s own act or omission, corruption of storage media, defects in third-party data security products or services, power failures, natural phenomena, riots, acts of vandalism, hacking, sabotage, or terrorism.
2.17 Cookies and Similar Devices. By entering into this Agreement, Client expressly acknowledges and agrees:
(ii) The Spade Design Website may use other industry standard technologies like pixel tags and web beacons to track Client’s use of the Spade Design Website, and may also allow Subcontractors to use these devices on Spade Design’s behalf. Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on certain pages on the Spade Design Website, or in Spade Design emails that allow Spade Design to determine whether Client have performed a specific action. When Client access these pages or open or click an email, pixel tags and web beacons generate a non-personally identifiable notice of that action. Pixel tags allow Spade Design to measure and improve understanding of visitor traffic and behavior on the Spade Design Website, as well as to measure Spade Design’s promotions and performances. Spade Design may also utilize pixel tags and web beacons provided by others for the same purposes.
3. Fees and Payment.
3.1 Service Fee. In consideration for the Services, Client shall pay Spade Design in advance the listed Onboarding Fee before any work commences. Client shall pay and monthly fee for the Service package selected by Client commencing on the Go Live Date (the ‘Service Fee’). All Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. The initial Onboarding Fee shall be paid on the Effective Date. Thereafter, the monthly Service Fee shall become due on the monthly anniversary of the Go Live Date. Client may cancel the Services and terminate this Agreement and its account pursuant to Section 4.2 of this Agreement.
In addition, Client shall reimburse Spade Design, within thirty (30) days of being billed by Spade Design, for any out-of-pocket costs incurred by Spade Design in rendering the Services (the ‘Miscellaneous Costs‘), including, without limitation: (i) the costs of maintaining the domain name for the Client Website; it being understood that where Spade Design offers the first year of domain name registration website free of charge for certain Service packages, the Client will automatically be charged (and be obligated to reimburse Spade Design) for the costs of renewing and maintaining the domain name registration after the first year; and (ii) if applicable, the costs of providing e-commerce features, customer support services and other solutions (e.g., shopping cart and electronic ordering/purchase processing, dedicated customer support hours and other services).
3.2 Billing and Contact Information. Client shall provide Spade Design with current and accurate billing and contact information and shall promptly notify Spade Design of any change in such information. If the billing or contact information provided by Client is incorrect or incomplete or becomes outdated, Spade Design shall have the right to immediately suspend the Services and access to the Client Properties without any liability to Client, until current and correct billing and contact information is provided by Client. If Client does not provide its updated billing and contact information within a reasonable time period after Spade Design makes a request, Spade Design shall have the right to terminate this Agreement with immediate effect with or without notice to Client, upon which Spade Design will, without any liability to Client, cease all of the Services, permanently deactivate and terminate the Client Properties, and permanently delete the Client account and all Client-Furnished Material from the Spade Design Website and the Spade Design Systems.
3.3 Timely Payment. Client acknowledges and agrees that: (i) timely payment of the Service Fee for each billing period is essential to the continuation of the Services and the Client Properties; (ii) Client’s failure to pay the Service Fee on time for a given billing period shall entitle Spade Design to immediately suspend the Services and access to the Client Properties without any liability to Client,; and (iii) if Client’s account is delinquent, then in addition to its other rights and remedies, Spade Design shall have the right to terminate this Agreement with immediate effect upon notice to Client, upon which Spade Design will, without any liability to Client, cease all of the Services, permanently deactivate and terminate the Client Properties, and permanently delete the Client account and all Client-Furnished Material from the Spade Design Website and the Spade Design Systems.
3.4 Taxes. The Parties agree that Client shall pay the full amount of the Service Fee, exclusive of any sales, use, excise, value-added, or other similar taxes, all of which shall be the responsibility of Client.
4. Term and Termination.
4.1 Term. The initial term (the ‘Initial Term‘) of this Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and end on the one (1) month anniversary of the Go-Live date. Thereafter, the term shall automatically renew on a month-to-month basis on each monthly anniversary of the Go-Live Date. The Initial Term and any monthly renewal thereafter shall be referred to herein as the ‘Term‘.
4.2 Termination by Client. Following the Initial Term, Client may terminate this Agreement for any reason by calling the Spade Design Interactive Support Desk at (888) 412-3128 between the operating hours of 9:00 am CST and 6:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays).Client must submit its notice of cancellation no later than 6:00 pm CST on the day before the next billing date to avoid further charges; provided, that if such day is a Saturday or Sunday or a federal holiday, then no later than 6:00 pm CST of the last business day immediately prior to the start of the next billing cycle.
4.3 Termination by Spade Design. Spade Design shall have the right to terminate this Agreement with immediate effect with or without notice to Client as follows: (i) pursuant to Section 3.2 or 3.3 of this Agreement,; (ii) upon a breach of this Agreement, including, without limitation, Section 2.10, by Client (including anyone acting under its authority or on its behalf); (iii) if Client becomes insolvent, files for bankruptcy, or is adjudicated as bankrupt or insolvent, or makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or makes an arrangement pursuant to any bankruptcy law, or if a receiver, liquidator, custodian, trustee or the like is appointed for its business; or (iv) if Client winds down, liquidates, or otherwise ceases or discontinues its business for any reason. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Spade Design shall have the right to terminate this Agreement with thirty (30) days prior written notice to Client for any reason or no reason.
4.4 Effect of Termination. Upon any termination of this Agreement:
(i) All unpaid and accrued Service Fee and Miscellaneous Costs amounts (including interest thereon, if any) owed by Client hereunder shall become immediately due and payable to Spade Design;
(ii) All rights and licenses granted by each Party to the other Party under this Agreement shall automatically cease and terminate;
(iii) Spade Design will cease all of the Services, permanently deactivate and terminate the Client Properties, and permanently delete the Client account and all Client-Furnished Material from the Spade Design Website and the Spade Design Systems;
(iv) Client shall have no further right or permission to access or use, except for the Client-Furnished Materials: (1) the Client Website, including any templates, designs or look-and-feel contained therein; (2) Spade Design Website; (3) any of the Spade Design-Furnished Material; (4) any of the Services; and (5) any of the Spade Design Systems;
(v) To the extent Client is in possession of any Spade Design-Furnished Material (including any copies thereof), Client shall promptly return the same to Spade Design or, if so requested by Spade Design, promptly destroy the same;
(vi) To the extent Client is in possession or control of any confidential information of Spade Design, it shall promptly return the same (including all copies thereof) to Spade Design or, if so requested by Spade Design, promptly destroy the same; and
(vii) Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, all of the provisions of Sections 2.8, 2.9, 2.15, 4.4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 (including all definitions pertaining thereto) of this Agreement shall specifically survive any termination of this Agreement.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY OTHERWISE STATED HEREIN, ALL OF THE SERVICES, THE SPADE DESIGN WEBSITE AND THE CLIENT PROPERTIES ARE PROVIDED ON AN ‘AS IS’ BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE PRECEDING SENTENCE, SPADE DESIGN HEREBY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES, THE SPADE DESIGN WEBSITE AND THE CLIENT PROPERTIES, ANY AND ALL (I) IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, (II) WARRANTIES OF TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, (III) WARRANTIES ARISING FROM ANY COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OR TRADE PRACTICE, AND (IV) WARRANTIES THAT THE SERVICES, THE SPADE DESIGN WEBSITE AND THE CLIENT PROPERTIES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE AND SECURE.
7. Limitations of Liability.
7.1 No Consequential Damages. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPADE DESIGN BE LIABLE HEREUNDER TO CLIENT FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUE, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR OPPORTUNITY, OR LOSS OF USE OR DATA, EVEN IF SPADE DESIGN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER UNDER THEORY OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.
7.2 Maximum Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF SPADE DESIGN HEREUNDER TO CLIENT, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF CLAIM OR ACTION, EXCEED A SUM EQUAL TO THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF SERVICE FEES ACTUALLY PAID BY CLIENT TO SPADE DESIGN DURING THE THREE (3) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE ARISING OF THE RELEVANT CLAIM OR ACTION.
8.1 Publicity. Neither Party shall issue any press release or public announcement about this Agreement or the relationship of the Parties hereunder, unless such press release or announcement is issued jointly by the Parties.
8.2 Marketing Use of Client’s Name. Client acknowledges and agrees that, during the Term, Spade Design and its corporate affiliates may mention and use Client’s name in sales, marketing, advertising and promotional materials (including, without limitation, sales/marketing pitches and presentations, and client/customer lists) for the purpose of identifying Client as a customer of Spade Design.
8.3 Relationship of the Parties. The relationship of the Parties hereunder is that of independent contractors. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed or construed to constitute an agency, partnership or joint venture between the Parties.
8.4 No Assignment. Client may not assign this Agreement, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Spade Design.
8.5 Notices. Except with respect to the cancellation notice set forth in Section 4.2, all notices and other communications required or permitted under this Agreement shall be in writing and sent by courier or via e-mail.
8.6 Entire Agreement. This Agreement (including all of the Exhibits hereto) constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior understandings, communications and agreements, written or oral, between them with respect thereto. This Agreement may not be amended or modified, except by a written instrument executed by both Parties.
8.7 Severability. If any provision or any portion of any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, such shall be deemed stricken and deleted from this Agreement to the same extent and effect as if never incorporated herein, but all other provisions of this Agreement and any remaining portion of any provision which is not deemed illegal, invalid or unenforceable shall continue in full force and effect.
8.8 No Waiver. No failure or delay by a Party to exercise any remedy in the event of a breach of this Agreement by the other Party will in any way operate as a waiver of such remedy, nor will any single or partial enforcement of any remedy for breach preclude the further enforcement of such remedy or the enforcement of any other remedy.
8.9 Governing Law. This Agreement, including all disputes and controversies between the Parties arising from or connected to this Agreement, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to its conflict of laws rules.