How do you write a SAAS Software as a Service Clickwrap Agreement document?
SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE (SAAS) CLICKWRAP AGREEMENT
Note - this agreement assumes that it is enacted by either the initial use/unwrapping of a software product, or through an agreement made online. Typically this is done by including a checkbox or initial box in the software or web site. The purpose of this Agreement (hereafter referred to as the "Agreement") is to set forth and define an arrangement under which Company will provide Software as a Service ("SAAS" or "Service") for the benefit of the Customer.
As a service, the standard SAAS Agreement with Company is provided below.
By using our SAAS you are explicitly agreeing to all of the following terms and conditions:
Subject to the following terms and conditions of this Agreement, Company will provide SAAS for Customer:
Company agrees to provide Customer with SAAS according to the following Specifications (the "Specifications"):
Insert a description of the specifications for the SAAS to be provided to the customer. Insert a list of the services to be provided to the customer. Insert a description of the support provided to the customer.
1 Services Definitions
"Software" shall mean the Software or Program(s) to be provided by Company to Customer under this Agreement. "Services" shall mean the services to be provided by Company to Customer under this Agreement. A complete list of services provided may be found under the Specifications. "SAAS" shall mean both the Software and the Services provided by Company to Customer as described by the Specifications.
"Subscription Fee" shall mean the reoccurring fee paid to Company as compensation for continued use of the SAAS. "Support Services" shall mean any help, support, setup, installation, or other assistance as described by the Specifications. "Consulting Services" shall mean any additional services as described by the Specifications.
"Source Code" shall mean the readable forms together with make and build files. "Delivery" shall mean the SAAS as transmitted by Company to Customer electronically and in accordance with security measures agreed upon by both parties as described in the Specifications. "Company Materials" shall mean any software, code, data, graphics or other materials or resources transmitted to Customer in order to provide any of the services under this Agreement.
2 Services Provisions
Rights and License Granted
Under the Company's SAAS agreement, Customer shall not be granted any rights or license to the Software or Services. Customer acknowledges that through its subscription payments to Company it is granted access to the Software and Services. Customer further acknowledges that at no time shall it be entitled to download, distribute, install or otherwise redistribute the Software in any form not explicitly covered by this Agreement. The Customer understands that access to the Software ends when one of the following events takes place: 1) Customer fails to make a subscription payment; 2) Customer violated the Company Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") or 3) Customer cancels its subscription with a 30-day written notice and Customer's account is paid in full.
Limitations to Rights and License
At no time will Customer hold title to or ownership of any of the SAAS, Company Data or Source Code or any Materials provided to Customer during the term of this Agreement.
3 Length of Service
Customer agrees to an initial six (6) month or twelve (12) month contractual term of service ("Term"). The length of contract required is based on the type of service desired by Customer and shall be determined solely by Company as defined in the payment option selected by Customer.
4 Service Start Date
The first subscription payment plus setup charges, if any, shall be due in advance of any service provided. Service shall begin upon Company receipt of payment for such first Term of service or upon a mutually agreed upon alternate date.
5 Renewal by Customer
This Agreement will automatically renew for successive six (6) or twelve (12) month Terms unless canceled in writing by Customer at least thirty (30) days prior to the end of Term renewal date. Renewal prices are subject to change. Renewal of Services by Customer indicates agreement to any contract revisions and price changes.
Renewal fees for the following Term will be automatically invoiced to Customer's account.
6 SAAS Customization
Customer acknowledges that the SAAS is provided "as is" and "as delivered" and cannot be construed as being able to be customized or modified in any way. Customer assumes all responsibility to review all features included in the SAAS prior to signing this agreement.
7 SAAS Support
All support for the SAAS shall be conducted as defined in the Specifications. End-User Pricing and Services Compensation are subject to change at the sole discretion of Company.
Terms of Payment
Terms of payment are C.O.D. unless credit approval has been granted by Company. If credit approval has been granted, credit terms are net ten (10) days upon receipt of invoice. Company reserves the right to revoke any credit extended if payment is in arrears for more than thirty (30) days.
Proprietary information exchanged hereunder shall be treated as such by Customer. This information shall include, but is not limited to, the provisions of this Agreement, product and services information, materials, software, code, pricing, or any other materials transmitted to Customer under this Agreement. Customer agrees not to (a) decompose, disassemble, decode, or otherwise reverse engineer any Company program, code, or technology installed or delivered to Customer or any portion thereof; (b) transmit or allow to be transmitted any such materials to any third party except as necessary for the fulfillment of this Agreement; (c) sublicense or allow use of any materials or use of any provided services to any third party without written permission from Company; (d) use any Materials or Services in any way not intended or expressly provided for by this Agreement.
Customer Information Content
Company will exercise no control whatsoever over the content of the information passing through the software, network, email, or web site.
Company makes no warranties or representations of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the SAAS it is providing. Company also disclaims any warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose and will not be responsible for any damages that may be suffered by Customer, including loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries or service interruptions by any cause or due to errors or omissions of Customer. Use of any information obtained by way of Company is at Customer's own risk, and Company specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its Services.
Connection speed represents the speed of an end-to-end connection. Company does not represent guarantees of speed or availability of end-to-end connections. Company expressly limits its damages to Customer for any non-accessibility time or other down time to the pro-rata monthly charge during the system unavailability. Company specifically denies any responsibilities for any damages, direct or indirect, arising as a consequence of such unavailability.
No Duty to Customer's Users Not Directly Contracted with Company
Company shall have no obligation to support, train or troubleshoot issues for any third-party user due to problems arising out of the use of the SAAS provided to Customer by Company. Third parties shall include, but are not limited to: vendors, contractors, Customer's customers, Customer's clients or any third party not directly contracted with Company for SAAS and SAAS Support.
Customer warrants that Customer has the right to use any applicable trademarks or copyrighted materials that Customer integrates or uses in connection with this SAAS.
Transfer of Agreement
Customer may not assign or transfer this Agreement, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Company. In the event that Customer contemplates whole or partial sale of Customer's business, ownership change, or change in jurisdiction, Customer shall notify Company by mail, facsimile, or email no less than sixty (60) days prior to the effective date of the event.
Company may terminate this Agreement at its sole discretion upon the occurrence of one or more of the following events: 1) failure to comply with any provisions of the Agreement upon receipt of written notice from Company of said failure, 2) appointment of receiver or the filing of any application by Customer seeking relief from creditors, or 3) upon mutual agreement in writing by Company and Customer.
If legal proceedings are commenced to resolve a dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover all costs, legal fees, and expert witness fees as well as any costs or legal fees in connection with any appeals.
Customer shall indemnify and hold Company harmless from and against any and all claims, judgments, awards, costs, expenses, damages, and liabilities (including reasonable attorney fees) of whatsoever kind and nature that may be asserted, granted, or imposed against Company directly or indirectly arising from or in connection with Customer's marketing or Support Services of the product or Services or the unauthorized representation of the product and Services or any breach of this Agreement by Customer.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, the enforceability of the remaining provisions shall in no way be affected or impaired thereby. This Agreement and any disputes arising hereunder shall be governed by the laws of State State. A failure by any party to exercise or any delay in exercising a right or power conferred upon it in this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of any such right or power. The parties represent and warrant that, on the date first written above, they are authorized to enter into this Agreement in its entirety and duly bind their respective principals by their use of the SAAS provided by Company.