CyberCertify.Me Subscription Agreement
Last modified: April 30, 2022
Authorized Users means the Team Lead as well as Students to whom Subscriber provides access to the Training.
Confidential Information means information that is proprietary or confidential and is either clearly labeled as such or identified as Confidential Information in accordance with Section 9.
Fees means the Subscription Fees and fees for support, training, and custom services.
Deliverable means the deliverables resulting from custom services, which may consist of modifications and customizations to the Product to be made by CyberCertify.
Training means a Learning Type populated with CyberCertify Content via the Portal.
Learning Type means a customizable educational topic course that CyberCertify may make available to Subscriber via the Portal from time to time as part of the Subscription, as more particularly described in the applicable Subscription Details. The availability of Learning Types may vary from time to time.
Platforms means the hardware and software on which the Product is designed to operate.
Portal means the CyberCertify.me site and related tools and processes for the Platform, as may be provided by CyberCertify from time to time.
Team Lead means an employee, agent, or independent contractor of Subscriber who is designated by Subscriber via the Portal as the primary administrator authorized to exercise the rights set forth in Sections 2.1(a), (b), and (c), to act as the sole liaison between Subscriber and CyberCertify, and to oversee Subscriber’s fulfillment of its obligations under this Agreement.
Product means the Learning Types, Portal, and any other products and services subscribed to by Subscriber or otherwise provided by CyberCertify under this Agreement as well as modifications and customizations, if any, to such online software applications, as described in the applicable Statement of Work.
Service means custom services, which may consist of modifications and customizations to the Product to be made by CyberCertify, as set forth in a Statement of Work, if any.
Statement of Work means the custom services statement of work describing Services, which may include modifications and customizations to the Product to be made by CyberCertify, and other terms mutually agreed by the parties.
Subscriber Data means data pertaining to Authorized Users that is provided to (a) CyberCertify by Subscriber or its Authorized Users (e.g., information enabling Authorized Users to access and use the Product, such as name and company e-mail address) or (b) Subscriber by CyberCertify through the Product (e.g., information about Authorized Users’ engagement with one or more Learning Types).
Subscription means the subscription purchased by Subscriber, which may entitle the Team Lead to exercise the rights set forth in Sections 2.1(a), (b), and (c) and Trainees to exercise the rights set forth in Section 2.1(c), in accordance with the applicable Subscription Details and other terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Subscription Details means the subscription details for Subscriber describing the Learning Types, Subscriptions, Subscription Fees, Term, Territory and related terms applicable to Subscriber, as listed in the Portal or in the corresponding area of a reseller website or otherwise agreed by the parties in writing.
Subscription Fees means the subscription fees payable by Subscriber to CyberCertify for the Subscriptions, as set forth in the applicable Subscription Details.
Subscription Term means the duration of the subscription for each Learning Type, as set forth in the applicable Subscription Details, unless earlier terminated in accordance with this Agreement.
Support Policy means the standard technical support policy for the Learning Types, as may be updated by CyberCertify from time to time.
Term means the duration of this Agreement, which commences on the date CyberCertify provides Subscriber with confirmation of the Subscription Details and continues until all Subscriptions hereunder have expired or have been terminated.
Territory means the countries set forth in the applicable Subscription Details.
CyberCertify Parties means CyberCertify and its affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, successors, and assigns.
Trainees means those employees, agents, and independent contractors of Subscriber to whom Subscriber provides access to the Training via a link to the Portal as trainees authorized to exercise the rights set forth in Section 2.1(d), in accordance with the applicable Subscription Details.
2.1 Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and in accordance with the Subscription identified in Subscription Details, CyberCertify hereby grants to Subscriber a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, limited right solely for Subscriber’s non-commercial internal training purposes in the Territory during the applicable Subscription Term:
(a) to permit the Team Lead to access via the Portal to invite all or a subset of Trainees to access the Training via a link to the Portal;
(b) to permit the Team Lead to view the Training analytics dashboard via the Portal; and
(c) to permit Trainees to access Training via a link to the Portal, as set forth in the Guidelines and Restrictions.
2.2 The Subscription is subject to usage limits, including, for example, the quantities specified in Subscription Details. Subscriber undertakes that the maximum number of Team Leads and Trainees that it authorizes shall not exceed the applicable number of Subscriptions set forth in the Subscription Details. If Subscriber exceeds a usage limit, CyberCertify may work with Subscriber to seek to reduce Subscriber’s usage so that it conforms to that limit. If, notwithstanding CyberCertify’s efforts, Subscriber is unable or unwilling to abide by a usage limit, Subscriber will agree to additional Subscriptions promptly upon CyberCertify’s request, and pay any invoice for excess usage in accordance with Section 4.
2.3 Unless otherwise noted in the Subscription Details, CyberCertify will provide the Team Lead with standard customer support services in accordance with the Support Policy in effect at the time that the Learning Types are provided. Subscriber may purchase enhanced support services separately at CyberCertify’s then current rates.
2.4 CyberCertify will provide the Team Lead with the training services set forth in the applicable Subscription Details.
2.5 CyberCertify may make pre-release, beta, and trial subscriptions available “as-is” and “as-available.” Pre-release, beta, and trial subscriptions are excluded from customer support, training services, limited warranties, and indemnification provided by CyberCertify in this Agreement. CyberCertify may change or discontinue pre-release, beta, and trial subscriptions at any time without notice.
2.6 CyberCertify reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to make any changes to the Product and Service that it deems necessary or useful to maintain or enhance the quality, delivery, competitive strength, marketability, cost efficiency, or performance of the Product and Service, or to comply with applicable law.
2.7 Subscriber shall not and shall not allow third parties to: (a) except as may be allowed by any applicable law which is incapable of exclusion by agreement between the parties: (i) and except to the extent expressly permitted under this Agreement, attempt to copy, modify, duplicate, create derivative works from, frame, mirror, republish, download, display, transmit, or distribute all or any portion of the Product in any form or media or by any means; or (ii) attempt to reverse compile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise reduce to human-perceivable form all or any part of the Product; (b) access all or any part of the Product in order to build a product or service which competes with the Product or Service; or (c) use the Product to provide services to any third party, except Authorized Users; or (d) license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, display, host, outsource, disclose, permit timesharing or service bureau use, or otherwise commercially exploit, or otherwise make the Product available to any third party except Authorized Users, or (e) attempt to obtain, or assist third parties in obtaining, access to the Product, other than Authorized Users as provided under this Section 2. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Subscriber shall not permit any third party to access Training, other than Trainees as provided under this Section 2.
2.8 CyberCertify retains all rights not expressly granted to Subscriber hereunder. Except for the limited rights expressly granted under this Agreement, nothing in this Agreement grants, by implication, waiver, estoppel, or otherwise, to Subscriber or any third party any intellectual property rights or other right, title, or interest in or to any of the Products or Services. The distribution, sale, or other use of any Product or Service as premiums, giveaways, or otherwise for marketing or publicity purposes, or for bundling or for sale in combination with any other products whatsoever, or for any marketing, promotion, advertising or association with any third party or third party services or products, shall be subject to the parties’ mutual agreement in writing, including without limitation, as to Fees, specifications, submission, and approvals.
3. SUBSCRIBER DATA AND COOPERATION
3.2 Subscriber shall comply with CyberCertify’s technical requirements, guidelines, and related policies, as may be amended from time to time by CyberCertify in its sole discretion. Subscriber shall not access, store, distribute, upload, or transmit to or from the Product nor include anything (including any software, code, file, or program) which may prevent, impair, or otherwise adversely affect the operation of any computer software, hardware, or network, any telecommunications service, equipment, or network, or any other service or device; prevent, impair, or otherwise adversely affect access to or the operation of any program or data, including the reliability of any program or data (whether by re-arranging, altering, or erasing the program or data in whole or part or otherwise); or adversely affect the user experience, including worms, trojan horses, viruses, and other similar things or devices; or any material that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, infringing, harassing or racially or ethnically offensive, discriminatory based on race, gender, color, religious belief, sexual orientation, or disability, facilitates illegal activity, promotes unlawful violence, is otherwise illegal, or causes damage or injury to any person or property. CyberCertify reserves the right, without liability or prejudice to its other rights to Subscriber, to remove or disable access to any material that breaches the provisions of this Section 3; provided, however, CyberCertify shall have no obligation to screen, verify, censor, or disable access to such material.
3.3 Subscriber is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any non-public account or authentication credentials associated with Subscriber’s use of the Product. Subscriber shall promptly notify CyberCertify about any possible misuse of Subscriber’s account or authentication credentials or any security incident related to the Product.
3.5 Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that CyberCertify may access via the Portal and/or obtain from Subscriber, information, assets, and services, including but not limited to Subscriber Data and security access information, to facilitate CyberCertify’s performance of its obligations, respond to support requests, detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, legal, or technical issues, verify Subscriber’s performance of its obligations hereunder, and enforce the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
4. FEES AND PAYMENT
Subscriber shall pay all Fees to CyberCertify or its authorized reseller either by pre-payment giving you access to the Product for a specific time period as set forth in the Subscription Details or as otherwise set forth in the Subscription Details or Statement of Work. In the event payments are not received by CyberCertify or its authorized reseller after becoming due: (a) CyberCertify or its authorized reseller may charge interest on any such unpaid amounts at a rate of one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month or, if lower, the maximum amount permitted under applicable law, from the date such payment was due until the date paid; (b) CyberCertify may suspend performance for all Products and Services until payment has been made in full; and (c) Subscriber shall reimburse CyberCertify for all reasonable costs incurred by CyberCertify in collecting any late payments or interest, including attorneys’ fees, court costs, and collection agency fees. Subscriber shall have no responsibility for taxes imposed on CyberCertify’s net income by any taxing authority.
5. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
5.1 Each party represents and warrants to the other party that: (a) it is a duly organized, validly existing and in good standing as a corporation or other entity under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or other organization; (b) it has the full right, power, and authority to enter into, and to perform its obligations and grant the rights and licenses it grants or is required to grant under, this Agreement; (c) when executed and delivered by both parties, this Agreement will constitute the legal, valid, and binding obligation of such party, enforceable against such party in accordance with its terms.
5.2 Subscriber represents and warrants to CyberCertify that: (a) Subscriber owns or otherwise has and will have the necessary rights and consents in and relating to the Subscriber Data; (b) the Subscriber Data do not and will not infringe, misappropriate, or otherwise violate any intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third party or violate any applicable laws; (c) Subscriber shall not use any Product or Service or any Subscriber Data provided through the Product or Service in a manner or for any purpose that infringes, misappropriates, or otherwise violates any intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third party or violates any applicable laws; and (d) Subscriber shall not use any Product or Service for purposes of competitive analysis of the Product or Service, the development of a competing software product or service, or any other purpose that is to CyberCertify’s commercial disadvantage.
5.3 CyberCertify represents and warrants to Subscriber that the Learning Types will perform substantially in accordance with the specifications made available to Subscriber by CyberCertify. CyberCertify’s undertaking set forth in this Section 5 shall not apply to the extent of any non-conformance which is caused by access to or use of the Product or Service contrary to CyberCertify’s instructions, or modification or alteration of the Product or Service by Subscriber or anyone other than CyberCertify or CyberCertify’s duly authorized contractors or agents. If the Learning Types do not conform to the foregoing undertaking, CyberCertify will, at its expense, use commercially reasonable efforts to correct any such non-conformance, or provide Subscriber with an alternative means of accomplishing the desired performance. Such correction or substitution constitutes Subscriber’s sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of the undertaking set out in this Section 5.
EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED IN SECTION 5, CYBERCERTIFY MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO ANY OTHER MATTER WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, AND CYBERCERTIFY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, REGARDING THE PRODUCT AND SERVICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE OF TRADE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, CYBERCERTIFY MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND THAT THE PRODUCT, SERVICE OR RESULTS OF THE USE THEREOF, WILL MEET SUBSCRIBER’S OR ANY OTHER PERSON’S REQUIREMENTS, OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, ACHIEVE ANY INTENDED RESULT, BE COMPATIBLE OR WORK WITH ANY SOFTWARE, SYSTEM, OR OTHER PRODUCTS OTHER THAN THE PLATFORM, OR BE COMPLETE OR ERROR FREE. ALL THIRD PARTY MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF OR CONCERNING ANY THIRD PARTY MATERIALS IS STRICTLY BETWEEN SUBSCRIBER AND THE THIRD-PARTY OWNER OR DISTRIBUTOR OF THE THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS. CYBERCERTIFY SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAYS, DELIVERY FAILURES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM THE TRANSFER OF DATA OVER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS AND FACILITIES, INCLUDING THE INTERNET, AND CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES MAY BE SUBJECT TO LIMITATIONS, DELAYS AND OTHER PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THE USE OF SUCH COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES.
7. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
7.1 CyberCertify acknowledges and agrees that as between CyberCertify and Subscriber, Subscriber owns all intellectual property rights in Subscriber Data.
7.2 Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that as between CyberCertify and Subscriber, CyberCertify owns all intellectual property rights in the Products. Except as expressly stated herein, this Agreement does not grant Subscriber any rights to, or in, patents, copyrights, database right, trade secrets, trade names, trademarks (whether registered or unregistered), or any other rights or licenses in respect of the Products. Any and all updates, enhancements, modifications, corrections, and derivative works that are made to the Products will be owned by CyberCertify. Unless otherwise expressly set forth in the applicable Statement of Work, CyberCertify owns all intellectual property rights in all intellectual property in the results of Services, including without limitation art themes, sounds, and other general game settings, which shall not be deemed to constitute Subscriber Content.
7.3 CyberCertify may compile aggregate data, anonymous data, and other statistical information related to Subscriber’s use of the Products and Services and may make such information publicly available, provided that such information does not incorporate Subscriber’s Confidential Information or personally identifiable information of any Authorized User. CyberCertify processes personally identifiable information of Authorized Users, including Subscriber Data that is personally identifiable, on Subscriber’s behalf in order to provide the Product and Services to Subscriber and its Authorized Users. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, CyberCertify may use in its marketing and advertising, the total number of users, average time spent per user, number of courses attempted and completed by users, activities used by users and other statistics (such as badges and awards) to attract new customers. CyberCertify owns all intellectual property rights in such aggregate data, anonymous data, and other statistical information.
7.4 Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that CyberCertify owns all rights to any feedback provided to CyberCertify, including any survey responses, bug reports, enhancement requests, issue reports, and support information; and CyberCertify shall be free to use such feedback for any purpose.
8. SUBSCRIBER SURVEYS AND REFERENCES; PUBLICITY
As a means of continually improving customer satisfaction, CyberCertify may ask Subscriber to complete a brief survey of Subscriber’s experience of the Product and Service from time to time. Subscriber hereby approves use of its name and logo in CyberCertify’s websites, case studies, industry awards, and other sales and marketing materials that reference CyberCertify’s customers. Subscriber shall also make reasonable efforts to serve as a reference account and to participate in case studies and other promotional activity at CyberCertify’s reasonable request, unless otherwise agreed by the parties in writing.
Each party may be given access to Confidential Information from the other party in order to perform its obligations under this Agreement. A party’s Confidential Information shall not be deemed to include information that: (a) is or becomes publicly known other than through any act or omission of the receiving party; (b) was in the other party’s lawful possession before the disclosure; (c) is lawfully disclosed to the receiving party by a third party without restriction on disclosure; (d) is independently developed by the receiving party, which independent development can be shown by written evidence; or (e) is required to be disclosed by law, by any court of competent jurisdiction or by any regulatory or administrative body. Each party shall hold the other’s Confidential Information in confidence and, unless required by law, not make the other’s Confidential Information available to any third party, or use the other’s Confidential Information for any purpose other than the implementation of this Agreement. Each party shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that the other’s Confidential Information to which it has access is not disclosed or distributed by its employees or agents in violation of the terms of this Agreement. Neither party shall be responsible for any loss, destruction, alteration or disclosure of Confidential Information caused by any third party. Subscriber acknowledges that details of the Products and Services, and the results of any performance tests of the Products and Services, constitute CyberCertify’s Confidential Information.
10.1 CyberCertify shall defend Subscriber against any claim that the Learning Type infringes any copyright, trademark, or trade secret right, and shall indemnify Subscriber for any amounts awarded against Subscriber in judgment or settlement of such claims, provided that: CyberCertify is given prompt notice of any such claim; Subscriber provides reasonable cooperation to CyberCertify in the defense and settlement of such claim, at CyberCertify’s expense; and CyberCertify is given sole authority to defend or settle the claim. In the defense or settlement of any infringement claim, CyberCertify may procure the right for Subscriber to continue using the Learning Type, replace or modify the Learning Type so that it becomes non-infringing or, if such remedies are not reasonably available, terminate this Agreement upon notice to Subscriber without any additional liability or obligation to pay liquidated damages or other additional costs to Subscriber. This Section 10.1 states Subscriber’s sole and exclusive rights and remedies, and CyberCertify’s entire obligation and liability for infringement.
10.2 Subscriber shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless CyberCertify Parties from and against claims, actions, proceedings, losses, damages, expenses, and costs (including without limitation court costs and reasonable legal fees) arising out of or in connection with any actual or alleged breach of any representation, warranty, or covenant made by Subscriber hereunder; or relating to Subscriber Data, or any other technology, materials or information (including any documents, data, specifications, software, content, or technology) provided by or on behalf of Subscriber, including CyberCertify’s compliance with any specifications or directions provided by or on behalf of Subscriber.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
11.1 CyberCertify PARTIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY SECTION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, LOST DATA, LOST REPUTATION), WHETHER OR NOT IT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS IN ADVANCE. IN NO EVENT WILL CyberCertify PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS BY SUBSCRIBER. IN ADDITION, IN NO EVENT WHATSOEVER SHALL CyberCertify PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED THE TOTAL SUBSCRIPTION FEES PAID FOR THE SUBSCRIPTIONS DURING THE 12 MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH THE CLAIM AROSE.
11.2 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in this Agreement, CyberCertify Parties shall have no obligation or liability, including (without limitation) with respect to support, warranties, indemnification, or otherwise in connection with any: (a) unauthorized use or negligence on the part of Subscriber or any third party; (b) Product that is altered, damaged, or modified by Subscriber or any third party; (c) Product that is not the then current release available from CyberCertify; (d) Product or Service problems caused by Subscriber’s or any third party’s negligence, hardware malfunction, or other causes beyond the control of CyberCertify; (e) Product accessed on a hardware or operating system environment that is not supported by CyberCertify; (f) pre-release, beta, or trial Product; (g) Subscriber Data, or any other technology, materials or information provided by Subscriber or any third party; or (h) any actions taken by CyberCertify at Subscriber’s direction.
12. TERM AND TERMINATION
12.1 This Agreement shall remain in effect until the Term has expired, a Subscription is renewed as provided in Section 12.2, or this Agreement is terminated as provided in Section 12.3, whichever is earlier.
12.2 Upon renewal of a Subscription, this Agreement will terminate and the Subscription will thereafter be governed by the terms and conditions set forth in the Portal on the date on which the Subscription is renewed. If Subscriber does not agree to such terms and conditions of renewal, then Subscriber may decline to renew the Subscription.
12.3 Without prejudice to any other rights or remedies to which CyberCertify may be entitled, CyberCertify may at any time terminate this Agreement, any Statement of Work, and Subscriber’s access to any and all Products and Services if Subscriber breaches any provision of this Agreement; CyberCertify is required to do so by law; or CyberCertify elects to discontinue the Product or Service, in whole or in part, such as if it becomes impractical for CyberCertify to continue offering the Product or Service due to a change of law.
12.4 On expiration or termination of this Agreement, all Subscriptions and rights granted to Subscriber under this Agreement shall immediately terminate and no portion of any prior payments shall be repayable to Subscriber, and any and all payments due or to become due shall be immediately due and payable, except as otherwise set forth in the Subscription Details or Statement of Work.
13. FORCE MAJEURE
CyberCertify Parties shall have no liability to Subscriber under this Agreement if it is prevented from or delayed in performing its obligations under this Agreement, or from carrying on its business, by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, work stoppage, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of CyberCertify or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport or telecommunications network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation, or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm, tornado, technological, computer hardware or software errors, delays, or breakdowns, including those caused by attacks from unauthorized users who access the technological infrastructure, e.g., hackers, or default of sub-contractors or other third parties.
A waiver of any right under this Agreement is only effective if it is in writing and it applies only to the party to whom the waiver is addressed and to the circumstances for which it is given. Unless specifically provided otherwise, rights arising under this Agreement are cumulative and do not exclude rights provided by law.
If any provision (or part of a provision) of this Agreement is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable, or illegal, the other provisions shall remain in force. If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision would be valid, enforceable or legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with whatever modification is necessary to give effect to the commercial intention of the parties.
16. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This Agreement, and any documents referred to in it, constitute the whole Agreement between the parties and supersede any previous promotional or other offer, arrangement, understanding, or agreement between them relating to the subject matter they cover. Each of the parties acknowledges and agrees that in entering into this Agreement it does not rely on any undertaking, promise, assurance, statement, representation, warranty, or understanding (whether in writing or not) of any person (whether party to this Agreement or not) relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, other than as expressly set out in this Agreement. Any purchase orders issued by Subscriber shall be deemed to be for Subscriber’s convenience only and, notwithstanding acceptance of such orders by CyberCertify, shall in no way change, override, or supplement this Agreement.
Subscriber may not assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement or any right or obligation of this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without prior written consent of CyberCertify. CyberCertify may assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement or any right or obligation of this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without prior written consent of Subscriber.
18. RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES
This Agreement shall not be construed as creating an agency, partnership, joint venture, or any other form of association, for tax purposes or otherwise, between the parties, and the parties shall at all times be and remain independent contractors. Except as expressly agreed by the parties in writing, neither party shall have any right or authority, express or implied, to assume or create any obligation of any kind, or to make any representation or warranty, on behalf of the other party or to bind the other party in any respect whatsoever.
19. THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
This Agreement does not confer any rights on any person or party (other than the parties to this Agreement and, where applicable, their successors and permitted assigns and CyberCertify Parties).
Any notice required to be given under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or sent by pre-paid first-class post or recorded delivery post to the other party at its address set out in this Agreement, or such other address as may have been notified by that party for such purposes, or sent by electronic mail to the other party’s address as set out in this Agreement or as the other party may specify in writing. A notice delivered by hand shall be deemed to have been received when delivered (or if delivery is not in business hours, at 9 am on the first business day following delivery). A correctly addressed notice sent by pre-paid first-class post or recorded delivery post shall be deemed to have been received at the time at which it would have been delivered in the normal course of post. A notice sent by electronic mail shall be deemed to have been received when the recipient acknowledges receipt of such notice.
21. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
This Agreement and any disputes or claims arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Arizona. The parties irrevocably agree that the courts located in Maricopa County, Arizona have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this Agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).