Last revised: January 1, 2023
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES, AND OBLIGATIONS. THESE INCLUDE VARIOUS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS, BINDING ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, AND A WAIVER OF JURY TRIALS AND CLASS ACTIONS AS DETAILED IN SECTION 11.
You represent and warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years old, and if you agree to these Terms on behalf of a legal entity, (a) you represent and warrant to Catalant that you have the authority to bind such entity and any representatives it allows to access and use the Services or provide Expert Services (as defined below) via the Services to these Terms and to any Project Agreement (as defined below), (b) such entity is responsible for any breach of these Terms or any Project Agreement by any of its representatives, and (c) “you”, “your” and “Expert” as used herein (except for in this paragraph) will refer and apply to such entity and the persons that access the Services on its behalf. If you do not have such authority to bind, if you do not agree to these Terms in their entirety, or if you are not at least eighteen (18) years old, you must not use or authorize any use of the Services.
Supplemental terms may apply to certain add-on Services or offers Catalant makes available through the Services. Catalant will provide you such supplemental terms in connection with your participation in the applicable add-on Service or offer. Such supplemental terms are in addition to, and shall be deemed a part of, these Terms for the purposes of the applicable add-on Service or offer. In the event of a conflict between these Terms and any such supplemental terms, the supplemental terms will govern.
Catalant may revise these Terms from time to time, in which case the new Terms will supersede prior versions. If Catalant makes any material changes to these Terms, as determined by Catalant in its sole discretion, Catalant will provide you with prior notice through the Services or by sending you an email to the email address you have registered with Catalant. Your continued use of the Services after the effective date of any such revision constitutes your acceptance of the revised Terms.
1 ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICES
1.1 Right to Use.
Subject to compliance by you and your End Users, as applicable, with these Terms, Catalant hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable, limited right to access and use the Services for your internal business purposes only in accordance with these Terms and subject to the limitations and restrictions contained herein. Catalant reserves any and all rights not expressly granted to you pursuant to these Terms. The limited rights granted to you to access and use the Services do not constitute the sale of or license to any software program or other intellectual property. Catalant may change or modify the Services in its sole discretion, including adding or removing features or functions, from time to time.
1.2 End Users.
“End User” shall mean an individual authorized by you to use the Services. You are responsible for compliance with the terms and conditions of these Terms by your End Users and for any and all (a) acts or omissions of your End Users with respect to the Services and (b) activities that occur under any of your End User’s Accounts (as defined below). The actions of your End Users with respect to the Services shall be binding on you.
1.3 Accounts and Profiles.
(a) To access and use the Services as an Expert (as defined below), you and your End Users, as applicable, must register for an expert account (“Account”) with a username and password. You and your End Users, as applicable, are responsible for ensuring the security of any Account and agree not to share your or any End User’s username or password. You authorize Catalant to assume that any individual using the Services with your End User’s username and password is authorized to act for you. You must notify Catalant at email@example.com immediately if you suspect that a password has been lost or stolen, if you suspect or become aware of any unauthorized use of your or an End User’s Account, or if the security of the Services has been otherwise compromised.
(b) In the event that an End User grants permission to another individual to access the Services under his or her Account, you represent and warrant that (i) such individual shall be authorized to act on your behalf, (ii) you shall be financially and legally responsible for said individual’s acts and omissions, including, if applicable, entering into binding contracts on your behalf, and (iii) you shall be responsible and liable for any act or omission of any individual provided such permissions, including without limitation entering into binding contracts on your behalf.
(c) You and all your End Users, as applicable, must create a user profile (“Profile”), which may be shown to other users of the Services unless you modify your, or an End User modifies his or her, Profile privacy settings within the Services. You and your End Users, as applicable, agree to provide true, accurate and complete Profile information and all other fields and forms within the Services and to update any Profile information to maintain its truthfulness, accuracy and completeness. You and your End Users, as applicable, agree not to provide any false or misleading Profile information, including without limitation, information about identity, location, or skills, and to correct any such information that is or becomes false or misleading. Catalant reserves the right to validate you and your End User’s Account and Profile information at any time. In addition to complying with the terms of these Terms, you and your End Users, as applicable, agree to the Catalant Catalant Community Standards which is hereby incorporated into these Terms. You and your End Users are solely responsible for your communications and interactions (through the Services or otherwise) with other users of the Services. CATALANT DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ANY SUCH COMMUNICATIONS OR INTERACTIONS TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Catalant reserves the right (but has no obligation) to monitor or intercede in any disputes between you and other users of the Services.
(a) The Services are available only to legal entities and individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years old and are otherwise capable of forming legally binding contracts under applicable law. In addition, Experts may be subject to verification, screening or similar review processes that must be met in order to provide Expert Services. By creating an Account or authorizing End Users to create an Account, you represent and warrant that you and your End Users are not prohibited or limited in any way from acting as an Expert on the Services or from entering into any Project Agreement to which you are a party and performing Expert Services for a Client in connection with a Project (as defined below) for which you are engaged through the Services by (i) any contract (e.g., employment, consulting, confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements), (ii) your current employer’s policies or codes of conduct if you are employed, (iii) any similar policies or obligations that limit your conduct in any way, or (iv) any rule of conduct applicable to your profession or industry or any similar laws, rules or regulations. To the extent your ability to provide Expert Services is limited in any way, you represent and warrant that you have obtained all necessary consents or waivers (e.g., the consent of your employer, any company or organization for which you have consulted, or any affiliated academic or government organization) to offer your Expert Services as an Expert via the Services. You further represent and warrant that you have not been (A) convicted of, plead guilty to, or admitted committing, any criminal offense involving dishonesty or deception (e.g., theft, fraud, etc.) or any crime that may be punishable by a prison term of a six months or more (e.g., a felony in the United States), or (B) subject to an order, judgment, action, or investigation of a court or any national or state regulatory or self-regulatory organization, such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) or Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), relating to a violation of securities laws or an accusation of civil or criminal fraud or deceptive practices. In the event you are, or have been in the past, accused of a felony or any offense involving dishonesty or deception, or sued for theft of corporate assets, fraud, breach of any confidentiality or nondisclosure agreement, breach of fiduciary duty, or any similar action to promptly disclose that information to Catalant by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. While Catalant reserves the right to verify this independently you agree to notify Catalant immediately if your status changes with respect to any of these representations. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Catalant may determine you or your End User’s eligibility to create an Account on the Services in its sole discretion.
(b) You agree to disclose to Catalant any material financial interests or business relationships you have, or any entity under your control has, that you reasonably believe would be relevant in assessing your objectivity or conflicts of interest for providing the Expert Services. You may be deemed ineligible to become an Expert, provide Expert Services, or engage in certain Projects if you are unable or unwilling to make such disclosures. Most current government officials and government agency officials are ineligible to participate in the Expert Marketplace. If you are one of the few Experts who is an employee, officer, or other person acting in an official capacity for any government (or its instrumentalities), government owned/controlled organization, enterprise or entity, or public international organization, or any political party, party official, or candidate for political office, you agree not to discuss legislation, regulation, policy, contracts, or other business that you are in a position to vote upon or otherwise influence. Further, you agree to promptly notify Catalant at email@example.com if you become an elected official, candidate for political office, or employee, officer, or other person acting in an official capacity for any government (or its instrumentalities), government owned/controlled organization, enterprise or entity, public international organization, or political party.
(a) You agree, on your behalf and on behalf of your End Users, that: (i) you and your End Users will not use the Services if you are not fully able and legally competent to agree to these Terms; (ii) you and your End Users are prohibited from providing Expert Services or engage in any other activity in connection with the Services that would present a conflict of interest or would result in any violation of any applicable laws, these Terms, or your obligations to any other third party (including any past or present employers or clients); and (iii) you and your End Users will not use the Services for fraudulent purposes or to engage in any offensive, indecent or objectionable conduct.
(b) Further, except as specifically permitted herein or approved in advance in writing by Catalant, you agree that you will not, directly or indirectly: (i) distribute, sell, assign, encumber, transfer, rent, lease, loan, sublicense, modify, time-share or otherwise exploit the Services in any unauthorized manner; (ii) copy, reproduce, adapt, create derivative works of, translate, localize, port or otherwise modify the Services or any part thereof in any form or manner or by any means; (iii) harvest or scrape any content or data from the Services; (iv) remove or alter any copyright or other proprietary rights notice or restrictive rights legend contained or included in the Services; (v) decompile, disassemble, reverse compile, reverse assemble, reverse translate or otherwise reverse engineer any part of the Services (except as and only to the extent any foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law); (vi) utilize the Services to (A) send spam or otherwise duplicative or unsolicited messages in violation of applicable laws or (B) send or store material containing software viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other harmful computer code, files, scripts agents or programs; (vii) circumvent any functionality that controls access to or otherwise protects the Services; or (viii) permit an End User or your agents or any other third party to engage in any of the foregoing. Any attempt to do any of the foregoing is a material breach of these Terms and a violation of the rights of Catalant and its licensors.
(c) You acknowledge that circumstances may arise in which you have access to Material Non-Public Information (as defined herein). You further acknowledge that United States federal and state securities laws prohibit any person from purchasing or selling securities on the basis of MNPI or from communicating such information to any other person. “Material Non-Public Information” or “MNPI” has the same meaning as that term (or similar term) is defined in United States federal securities laws or other applicable securities laws. Without limiting the foregoing, MNPI includes information not effectively disseminated to the public or available to investors, which a reasonable investor would likely consider important in making an investment decision such as to buy, sell, or hold securities. Examples of MNPI include, but by no means are limited to: possible mergers, acquisitions, tender offers, joint ventures, and other changes in assets; changes in management; information around the launch of a new program or product; timing of important press releases; earnings information, such as financial forecasts or anticipated financial performance; changes in relationships with customers or suppliers; and actual or threatened litigation or governmental investigations or major developments in such matters. In no event during your time as an Expert shall you disclose any of the following to Catalant, clients or any third parties: (i) MNPI; (ii) proprietary information of past or present employers, clients, or any other third party that you are prohibited from disclosing by written agreement, ethical duty, or otherwise; (iii) information you are prohibited from disclosing under applicable law, regulation, standard, or rule; or (iv) information you reasonably believe is confidential.
(d) You further agree: (i) if you are an employee or director of an organization, you will not discuss or disclose information about that organization in connection with your use of the Services or provision of the Expert Services; (ii) if you have provided professional services to any third parties (e.g., auditing services, legal services, or services related to accounting or finance), you will not discuss or disclose any information about the organizations you have serviced; (iii) if you are an employee or director of an entity issuing securities in an initial public offering (IPO) or that has made, or is the subject of, a tender offer, or an entity that has acted on behalf of such an entity in connection with such tender offer, you will decline all Projects until the commencement of such offering or while the tender offer process is ongoing; (iv) you will not give investment advice, including without limitation, rating or recommending any security, providing advice as to the value of any security, or providing any advice regarding the advisability of investing in, purchasing, or selling any security; and (v) you will not accept any compensation other than that for Expert Services performed without obtaining Catalant’s prior written consent. Catalant will, from time to time, inform you of additional rules that you are required to observe and specific topics that you are not permitted to discuss. You agree to observe these rules and any limitations we place on what you may discuss with clients or other third parties while using the Services or providing the Expert Services. If you have any questions regarding your obligations in this Section 1.5, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.6 Beta Services.
From time to time, Catalant may invite you to try products and services that are not generally available to other Experts (“Beta Services”). Any Beta Services will be designated as beta, pilot, test, limited release, non-production or with a similar description. You may choose to use or not use any Beta Services in your sole discretion. Beta Services are intended for evaluation purposes only, are not for production use, are not supported, may contain defects or errors, and may be subject to supplemental terms. If you choose to use any Beta Services, you agree to provide your feedback and cooperation to Catalant upon our reasonable request (including informing us of any defects or errors experienced). Catalant may add, discontinue, or alter any Beta Services in our sole discretion. ALL BETA SERVICES ARE OFFERED “AS-IS”, AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CATALANT DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY, WARRANTIES, INDEMNITIES, AND CONDITIONS (WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE).
2.1 Your Content.
“Content” means any data, content or other materials you or your End Users, as applicable, upload, post, publish, submit, send, store or display within the Services or provide to Catalant in connection with the Services, including any work product related to Expert Services provided to Clients. You are solely responsible for all of your Content, and you and your End Users agree not to upload any Content prohibited by applicable law or these Terms. You hereby grant Catalant (a) a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable, fully-paid license to access, use, reproduce, modify, transmit, display, index, aggregate, process and store the Content as necessary for purposes of the provision, improvement, and operation of the Services, Account management, and marketing Expert Services to potential and existing customers and (b) a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable (except to extent prohibited by law), royalty-free, sub-licensable, fully-paid license to use, copy, distribute, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, publicly perform or display, create derivative works from, sell, lease, and transmit the Content, in whole or in part and in any format or medium, for any purpose; provided, that, in exercising the license set forth in this Section 2.1(b), Catalant will not use the Content in a way that would allow a third party to identify you or any End User without your prior approval or identify any Clients (unless Catalant obtains their approval).
You represent and warrant that: (i) you own or have a valid license to all Content; (ii) you have all necessary consents, authorizations and/or legal permissions required to permit the processing of Content under these Terms; and (iii) none of your Content: (A) constitutes “protected health information” under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191, as amended from time to time (“HIPAA”); (B) is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations maintained by the Department of State; (C) infringes any intellectual property, proprietary, contractual or privacy rights of any party; (D) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupts, destroys or limits the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (E) constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, commercial activities and/or sales, “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes”, “contests”, “sweepstakes”, or any other form of solicitation; (F) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, violent, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, or otherwise objectionable; (G) contains personally identifiable information (other than information in connection with you or End Users’ Profiles) or (H) in the sole judgment of Catalant, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Services, or which may expose Catalant or its users to any harm or liability of any kind. Catalant has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor your use of the Services and your Content to determine your compliance with these Terms.
2.2 Catalant Obligations for Your Content.
Catalant will maintain reasonable physical and technical safeguards to prevent unauthorized disclosure of or access to your Content, in accordance with industry standards. Catalant will not access, view, or process your Content except (a) as provided in this Agreement; (b) as authorized or instructed by you, (c) as required to perform its obligations under this Agreement, or (d) as required by applicable law. Catalant reserves the right to delete your Content associated with a Project within thirty (30) days after the end of such Project. Catalant has no other obligations with respect to your Content.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that Catalant may preserve and/or disclose your Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process, applicable laws or government requests; (ii) enforce these Terms; (iii) respond to claims that any of your Content violates the rights of third parties; or (iv) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Catalant, its affiliates, officers, employees, representatives and agents, as well as Services users or the general public.
2.3 Shared Content.
You acknowledge and agree that Content that is published on the Services will be available to other users of the Services (“Shared Content”). Shared Content includes (a) profiles published on the Services and (b) comments, reviews, ratings, indicators of satisfaction, user-generated Content (such as articles and blogs), and other feedback (including composite and compiled feedback) provided by you or other users of the Services (collectively, “User Reviews”). Catalant is not legally responsible for any User Reviews posted or made available on the Services by you or any other users. Catalant reserves the right, but is not obligated, to remove posted User Reviews or information that, in Catalant’s sole judgment, violates these Terms or negatively affects the Services, diminishes the integrity of the User Review system or otherwise is inconsistent with the business interests of Catalant. You hereby grant Catalant a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, fully-paid license to access, use, reproduce, modify, transmit, display, index, aggregate, process and store the User Reviews you provide via the Services for purposes of the provision, operation and improvement of the Services.
2.4 Aggregated Data.
Catalant and its suppliers monitor and collect data and information related to your use of the Services, and you acknowledge and agree that Catalant owns the aggregated and statistical data generated from the provision, operation or use of the Services (“Aggregated Data”), provided that Catalant’s use of the Aggregated Data shall not directly or indirectly reveal your identity.
3. SERVICES-SPECIFIC TERMS
3.1 Relationship of the Parties.
(a) The Services provide a venue for you to meet and offer your professional or consulting services (“Expert Services”) as an individual independent consultant or consulting firm via Catalant’s Expert Marketplace (“Expert”) to individuals or organizations who are in the market for such Expert Services (“Clients”) for project-based work (“Projects”). As an Expert, you acknowledge and agree that the relationship established under these Terms between you and Catalant is that of a subscriber and a platform provider, respectively, and that: (i) these Terms will not be construed as creating a joint venture, partnership, franchise, agency or employment relationship between Catalant and you or any of your End Users; (ii) the Parties will have no power or authority to assume or create any obligation or responsibility on behalf of each other; (iii) you shall be solely responsible for determining how to operate as an independent consultant and how to perform the Expert Services, and Catalant does not, in any way, supervise, direct, or control your performance of Expert Services; (iv) Catalant is not a party to any contract you may enter into with Clients and will not have any liability or obligations whatsoever under any such contracts; and (v) neither you nor any of your End Users, principals, employees, contractors, sub-contractors, or agents (if applicable) shall be entitled to participate in or receive any compensation or benefits from Catalant that Catalant provides or makes available to its employees pursuant to legal requirements or otherwise, including, without limitation, workers’ compensation insurance, travel accident insurance, medical/dental insurance, life insurance, short-term and/or state disability insurance or benefits, long-term disability insurance, holiday pay, sick pay, paid vacation, bonuses, salary continuation pay, leaves of absence (paid or unpaid), pension plan benefits, retire savings plan benefits or lease vehicle benefits.
(b) You represent and warrant that: (i) as between the Parties, you operate and hold yourself out to the general public as an independent consultant or independently established consulting firm and have any necessary licenses and permits necessary to perform the Expert Services; and (ii) you are engaged in your own business, separate and apart from Catalant’s business, which is to provide an online marketplace that connects independent consultants and consulting firms with businesses. You retain the right to perform services (consulting services or otherwise) for other businesses. The Parties acknowledge that each are or may be engaged in similar arrangements with third parties to supply the same or similar services, and the Parties are free to do business with others. Catalant does not have the right to restrict you from performing services for your own business, other businesses, or clients at any time, even if such business directly competes with Catalant; provided, that, such services do not violate these Terms.
(c) You are solely responsible for: (i) compensating any of your End Users, principals, employees, contractors, sub-contractors, and agents who provide any services to Catalant or Client on your behalf, including, without limitation, wages and any applicable employee benefits; (ii) reporting to all applicable government agencies all amounts paid to such End Users, principals, employees and agents; (iii) withholding and paying all payroll taxes including, without limitation, unemployment insurance, Federal Insurance Contributions Act and Federal Unemployment Tax Act; (iv) obtaining any prior approvals that may be required by Clients to use sub-contractors for a Project (as applicable); and (v) complying with all applicable laws with respect to your End Users, principals, employees, contractors, sub-contractors, and agents including, without limitation, those requiring and regulating workers’ compensation insurance and worker classification, reporting of independent contractors, issuance of Forms W-2 and 1099, the Immigration Reform Control Act, and equal employment opportunity laws.
3.2 Project Agreement.
“Project Agreement” means the contract you execute governing a Project. If you and a Client enter into a Project Agreement, the Project Agreement is a contractual relationship directly and solely between you and such Client. Each Project Agreement between you and a Client shall be substantially in the form of this suggested Project Agreement (which Catalant may update from time to time). Alternatively, a Client or you may provide its or your own Project Agreement template, provided that each Project Agreement must contain payments terms and conditions substantially similar to, and at least as protective of Catalant as, those included in the suggested Project Agreement. If Catalant determines that you have not complied with this requirement, you agree to amend the Project Agreement to comply with this requirement. In addition, you and a Client may enter into any other written agreement that you and such Client deem appropriate (e.g., confidentiality agreement, assignment of rights, etc.) provided that any such agreements do not conflict with, narrow or expand Catalant’s rights and obligations under these Terms.
You and Client are responsible for the negotiation of the terms and conditions of a Project Agreement between you and such Client. You acknowledge, agree and understand that Catalant is not a party to any Project Agreement between you and such Client and that Catalant’s role is that of a third-party beneficiary with respect to Catalant’s payment rights and obligations in such Project Agreement. You further acknowledge, agree and understand that the execution of a Project Agreement between you and a Client will not, under any circumstance, create an employment, subcontracting or other service relationship between Catalant and you. Once you have executed a Project Agreement and any amendment thereto with a Client, you must provide Catalant with a copy (redacted, but only if necessary and to the extent necessary) so that Catalant can verify compliance with the requirements herein and receive and make payments in accordance with these Terms and such Project Agreement.
3.3 Project-Related Compliance.
You understand and agree that, as a condition of a Project with a Client, you and your employees, contractors, subcontractors or other representatives performing Expert Services for such Client may be subject to certain compliance screenings such as a background check screening, drug screening and worker classification evaluation. To the extent any such screenings are required by a Client, you agree to (and will ensure any representatives performing Expert Services for such Client) provide true, accurate and complete information related to such screenings. Catalant or Client may terminate any Project or potential Project with you if you or any of your representatives do not pass the required screenings.
3.4 E&O Insurance Coverage.
You agree that:
(a) This is not a contract of insurance or a contract to procure insurance on your behalf.
(b) Catalant is not an insurer or insurance producer and is not licensed as such. Catalant does not sell, solicit or negotiate insurance for any class or classes of insurance, is not authorized to do so on your behalf, and has not done so on your behalf. Catalant does not exchange contracts of insurance by any means, for money or its equivalent, on behalf of an insurance company, has not done so on your behalf, and is not authorized to do so on your behalf. Catalant does not attempt to sell insurance or ask or urge anyone to apply for a particular kind of insurance from a particular company, has not done so on your behalf, and is not authorized to do so on your behalf. Catalant does not confer directly with or offer advice directly to purchasers or prospective purchasers of a particular contract of insurance concerning any of the substantive benefits, terms or conditions of an insurance contract, does not sell insurance or obtain insurance from insurers for purchasers, has never done so on your behalf and is not authorized to do so on your behalf.
(c) At all times while you are engaged in Expert Services, you will maintain errors and omissions insurance to insure against your liability for actual or alleged wrongful acts committed in your capacity as an Expert in an amount not less than $2,000,000 in the aggregate for any one-year policy period (“Coverage”). You will maintain written evidence of such Coverage satisfactory to Catalant, and you acknowledge and agree that Catalant shall have the right to request evidence of such Coverage upon request at any time. In response, you may satisfy this obligation by sending an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Evidence of Coverage” along with written evidence of Coverage satisfactory to Catalant, including but not limited to a current certificate of insurance. Catalant will notify you if the evidence of Coverage provided is not satisfactory. You acknowledge and agree that Clients may have additional insurance requirements for a given Project, and you are responsible for obtaining and maintaining such coverages.
For a period of twelve (12) months from the later of the date on which (a) you first identify a Client or are first identified by Client from the Services or (b) you complete your last Project with a Client (such period, the “Non-Circumvention Period”), you will use the Services as your exclusive method to bid for Expert Services, directly or indirectly, with that Client and/or that Clients’ business entity or arising out of your relationship with that Client and/or that Client’s business entity. Furthermore, during the Non-Circumvention Period, you shall not encourage, solicit or accept complete or partial payment for Expert Services outside of the Services, or otherwise circumvent either (i) Catalant’s contractual relationships with the Client or with you, or (ii) the Services’ payment methods. Any violation of the foregoing restrictions is a material breach of these Terms. By way of illustration and not limitation of the foregoing, within the Non-Circumvention Period, you will not: (A) submit proposals to, deliver services to, invoice or receive payments or other consideration, from any Clients for whom you have performed services or been introduced to through the Services except via the Services and in accordance with these Terms; (B) contact a Client outside of the Services in order to secure a Project that the Client has posted on the Services; or (C) invoice or report on the Services an amount lower than that actually agreed to by you through the Services. Upon expiration of the Non-Circumvention Period, you are free to deal directly with the applicable Client independently from these Terms. YOU WILL NOTIFY CATALANT IMMEDIATELY IF A CLIENT SUGGESTS MAKING PAYMENTS TO YOU OUTSIDE OF THE SERVICES WITHIN THE NON CIRCUMVENTION PERIOD.
4. FEES AND PAYMENT
4.1 Fees and Project Expenses.
Your use of the Expert Marketplace is free, unless you opt into additional services subject to fees as described in Section 4.3. The amounts owed to you for each Project that is initiated on the Services are agreed upon by you and the Client in the applicable Project Agreement, which comprise of: (a) the fee charged to Client by you for the Expert Services (“Your Fee”) and (b) any expenses you incur in connection with the Project (“Project Expenses”). You are responsible for obtaining any prior approval that may be required by a Client before incurring such Project Expenses. You may also see other amounts owed by Client that are displayed in the Expert Marketplace, such as the Catalant Fee or Compliance Fee. For the avoidance of doubt, these additional amounts are paid by the Client and are not deducted from the amounts owed to you.
(a) Payment Terms.
Catalant, or its third-party payment processor, will remit to you Your Fee, any Project Expenses, and any other amounts owed to you and approved by the Client within sixty (60) days following Client’s approval of such amounts (which approval process is described below). If the payment date falls on a bank holiday or any other day when banks are closed, payment may be made to you on the following business day when banks are open. Except as otherwise stated herein, payments for Projects are collected and remitted by Catalant, and not by any Clients, regardless of when Catalant receives payment from the Client. You authorize Catalant and its designated third-party payment processor, acting as your agents, to collect from Clients the amounts due to you on your behalf and remit payments to you in accordance with this Section 4. For the avoidance of doubt, the Catalant Fee and any amounts owed to Catalant are retained by Catalant. Unless otherwise agreed upon in the applicable Project Agreement, all payments to you shall be made in United States dollars, and you shall be responsible for bearing the cost of any exchange rate fluctuations or transaction fees.
(b) Client Approval.
Catalant shall not make any payments to you without Client’s approval as described herein. To receive payments in connection with a Project, you must submit a request through the Services for the Client’s approval. You are responsible for submitting timesheets, invoices and any other documentation required for a request in a timely manner and in accordance with the applicable Project Agreement or Client’s instructions.
(c) Payroll Provider.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that you are classified as an employee with respect to a Project resulting from a compliance evaluation required by a Client, you may be required to become an employee of a third-party payrolling provider in order to provide Expert Services to such Client. If you become an employee of a third-party payrolling provider, then such payrolling provider will be responsible for making payments to you and payments will be made in accordance with such payrolling provider’s processes and timelines.
4.3 Additional Services.
Catalant may offer you additional services from time to time, such as new features, Beta Services or add-on Services. If any additional services are subject to fees, the applicable fees and payment terms will be provided to you at the time of the offer. If any additional services involve payments to you, the amounts owed to you will be in paid in accordance with this Section 4 (unless otherwise set forth in any applicable supplemental terms).
If any payments are in dispute, Catalant may withhold such payment until the dispute is resolved. If Catalant determines you are responsible for a dispute, support or other Services-related issue, Catalant reserves the right to deduct from the payments remitted to you any damages or costs Catalant incurs as a result of such issue. All fees retained by Catalant are non-cancelable and non-refundable. A Client’s obligation for all amounts owed to you in connection with a Project will be deemed satisfied upon Catalant’s or its third-party payment processor’s receipt of the Client’s payment for such amounts. The party that processes payments received directly from Clients bears any loss relating to fraud or non-payment, unless the loss is a direct result of the negligence or misconduct of another party or its personnel or agents. If you start performing Expert Services before you have a fully-executed Project Agreement or other applicable agreement governing a Project and before you have completed all compliance requirements, you acknowledge that you may not be paid for Expert Services performed.
4.5 Tax Reporting.
Pursuant to Section 6050W of the Internal Revenue Code, Catalant will provide a 1099-K form to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for any Expert based in the United States who is paid over $600.00 through the Services in a single calendar year. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained within these Terms, Expert is required to upload tax information using the Payoneer Tax Service in order to receive payments for Services. Otherwise, Catalant will have no responsibility for determining the necessity of or for issuing any U.S. or foreign tax forms, or for determining, remitting, or withholding any type of taxes or similar levies applicable to Expert fees and you will be solely responsible for determining whether you are required by applicable law to file any U.S. or foreign tax forms or remit to the appropriate authorities any taxes or similar charges applicable to the amounts Catalant remits to you, as well as filing any such tax forms and remitting any such taxes or charges to the appropriate U.S. or foreign authorities. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for (a) all tax liability associated with payments received from Catalant in connection with a Project, and that Catalant will not withhold any taxes from payments made to you; (b) determining whether you are required by applicable law to issue any particular invoices for Expert fees and for issuing any invoices so required; (c) determining whether you are required by applicable law to remit to the appropriate authorities any value added tax or any other taxes or similar charges applicable to Expert fees and remitting any such taxes or charges to the appropriate authorities, as necessary; and (d) if outside of the U.S., determining if Catalant is required by applicable law to withhold any amount of the Expert fees and for notifying Catalant of any such requirement and indemnifying Catalant for any requirement to pay any withholding amount to the appropriate authorities (including penalties and interest).
4.5 Books and Records.
During the term of these Terms, and for a period of two (2) years thereafter, you will keep complete and accurate books and records sufficient to verify compliance or non- compliance with these Terms and the terms of any Project Agreement or other applicable agreement governing a Project. You will, upon at least ten (10) business days prior written request by Catalant (a “Review Request”), make available to Catalant and its auditors such books and records and provide reasonable cooperation to the extent necessary to verify the accuracy of the amounts owed and charged pursuant to these Terms and the terms of any Project Agreement or other applicable agreement governing a Project.
5.1 Ownership of the Services.
The Services’ “look and feel” (e.g., text, graphics, images, logos), proprietary content and software code, information and other materials are protected under intellectual property laws. You acknowledge and agree that Catalant and/or its licensors own all right, title and interest in and to the Services (including all intellectual property rights therein or related thereto) and you agree not to take any action(s) inconsistent with such ownership interests. Any and all improvements, updates, modifications or enhancements, whether made, created or developed by Catalant or otherwise relating to the Services (collectively, “Revisions”), are and will remain the property of Catalant. Upon creation, all Revisions become the sole and exclusive property of Catalant.
Any and all suggestions for correction, change, enhancement, improvement and modification to the Services (collectively “Feedback”) are and will remain the property of Catalant. For the avoidance of doubt, Feedback does not include User Reviews. Catalant may use and disclose Feedback in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever without further notice or compensation to you and without retention by you of any proprietary or other right or claim. You hereby assign to Catalant any and all right, title and interest that you may have in and to any and all Feedback.
5.3 Ownership of Work Product.
For the purposes of these Terms, “Work Product” means all inventions, discoveries, designs, developments, methods, modifications, improvements, ideas, products, processes, algorithms, databases, computer programs, formulae, techniques, know-how, trade secrets, graphics or images, and audio or visual works and other works of authorship, whether or not patentable or copyrightable, that are created, made, conceived or reduced to practice by you for a Client in the course of a Project. Ownership of Work Product shall be determined by the applicable agreement governing a Project. You hereby represent and warrant that you will not incorporate into any Work Product any confidential information or trade secrets of any other person or entity, or any material in which any other person or entity asserts any copyright, patent right, trademark, or other proprietary or intellectual property right. As part of the Services, Catalant may provide documents, presentations and other templates that you may choose to use or not use. Unless otherwise provided in any supplemental terms governing your use of the templates, you are free to use such templates for any lawful purpose, including for your personal and commercial use. To the extent any such templates include Catalant’s name, website address, logo, or trademark (“Catalant Marks”), Catalant grants you a limited license to use the Catalant Marks solely in connection with your use of the templates in accordance with this Section 5.3. You agree any use of the Catalant Marks will solely inure to the benefit of Catalant, and you do not acquire any right, title or interest in the Catalant Marks or the goodwill associated therewith. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THESE TERMS, CATALANT DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF ANY TEMPLATES TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
6.1 Definition of Confidential Information.
As used herein, “Confidential Information” means all confidential and proprietary information of a Party (“Disclosing Party”) disclosed to the other Party (“Receiving Party”) in connection with these Terms, whether orally or in writing, relating to the business and affairs of the Disclosing Party that is either designated as confidential or that a reasonable person would deem confidential or proprietary given the nature of the information and the circumstances under which it is disclosed. Confidential Information shall include, without limitation, (a) the identity of Clients; (b) information about Projects; (c) information about any actual or potential business, investment or trading decisions, or transactions of any Client; (d) the terms and conditions in all Project Agreements or other agreements executed with Clients or Catalant; (e) your Content (excluding Shared Content); and (f) any other non-public or proprietary information of Catalant or Clients. Confidential Information shall not include any information that: (i) is or becomes generally available to the public without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party; (ii) was known by the Receiving Party prior to its disclosure by the Disclosing Party; (iii) is or becomes available to the Receiving Party on a non-confidential basis from a third party without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party; or (iv) is independently developed by the Receiving Party without access to, use of, or reliance upon the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information.
6.2 Confidentiality and Non-Use.
The confidentiality obligations and use limitations set forth in this Section 6 shall remain in effect for a period of three (3) years from the disclosure of the Confidential Information; provided that all trade secrets shall remain subject to the terms hereof for as long as they are classified as such under applicable law. Each Party agrees to protect the confidentiality of the Confidential Information of the other Party in the same manner that it protects the confidentiality of its own proprietary and confidential information of like kind, but in no event shall either Party exercise less than reasonable care in protecting such Confidential Information; provided that a Receiving Party may disclose Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party to its employees, contractors, subcontractors, agents and/or representatives who have a need to know such Confidential Information and who are bound to protect such Confidential Information under substantially similar terms as required hereby, or to legal, financial or other professional advisors who are providing professional services to the Receiving Party subject to obligations of confidentiality. In addition, without the Disclosing Party’s written permission, the Receiving Party shall not use any Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party other than in connection with fulfilling the obligations or exercising the rights of the Receiving Party under these Terms (including, without limitation, as may be necessary to support or defend a claim arising under these Terms). Neither Party may (a) disclose or attempt to use or personally benefit from (e.g., engaging in any purchasing or selling of securities) based on any Confidential Information or any Material Non-Public Information this is disclosed or known by you because of your participation in the Services or (b) communicate any such information to any person or entity when it is reasonably foreseeable that such person is likely to purchase or sell securities based on such information. Some Projects or Expert Services are collaborative and involve working with other Experts. You owe the same duty of non-disclosure to such other Experts as you would to any Client under these Terms.
If the Receiving Party is required by law, court order or other legal, governmental or judiciary process to disclose Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party, it shall provide the Disclosing Party with prior notice of such required disclosure (to the extent legally permitted) and reasonable assistance, at Disclosing Party’s expense, if the Disclosing Party undertakes to obtain a protective order or other appropriate remedy. In the event that such protective order or other remedy is not obtained, or the Disclosing Party waives compliance with the provisions hereof, the Receiving Party will disclose only such Confidential Information as is legally required to be disclosed.
If the Receiving Party discloses or uses (or threatens to disclose or use) any Confidential Information in breach of this Section 6, the Disclosing Party shall have the right, in addition to any other remedies available to it, to seek injunctive relief to enjoin such acts, it being specifically acknowledged by the Parties that any other available remedies are inadequate.
7. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
7.1 Each Party represents and warrants to the other that: (a) these Terms have been duly executed and delivered and constitutes a valid and binding agreement enforceable against such Party in accordance with its terms; (b) no authorization or approval from any third party is required in connection with such Party’s execution, delivery or performance of these Terms; and (c) the execution, delivery and performance of these Terms does not and will not violate (i) the terms or conditions of any other agreement to which it is a party or by which it is otherwise bound or (ii) any applicable law or regulation.
7.2 EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THESE TERMS, CATALANT MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH REGARD TO THE SERVICES, OR ANY ACTIVITIES OR ITEMS RELATED TO THESE TERMS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CATALANT AND ITS SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND NEITHER CATALANT NOR ITS SUPPLIERS WARRANT THAT ALL ERRORS OR DEFECTS CAN BE CORRECTED, OR THAT PROVISION AND OPERATION OF THE SERVICES SHALL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
8.1 TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL CATALANT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR INDIRECT OR SIMILAR LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LITIGATION COSTS, COSTS OR DAMAGES DUE TO LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, REVENUE, GOODWILL, PRODUCTION OR USE, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR THE LOSS OR COST OF RECREATING ANY DATA, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION OR THE THEORY OF LIABILITY,
WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF CATALANT WAS ADVISED OF, KNEW OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES AND EVEN IF THE LIMITED REMEDIES PROVIDED HEREIN FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
8.2 TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF CATALANT TO YOU ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNTS REMITTED TO YOU BY CATALANT DURING THE SIX (6) MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Catalant and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and all related costs and expenses) arising from or relating to: (a) your use of the Services; (b) any Expert Services you provide; (c) your Content; and (d) your violation of these Terms.
Subject to your obligation to complete Expert Services for which you are engaged, you have the right to cancel your Account at any time upon notice to Catalant, and Catalant has the unlimited right, but not the obligation, to suspend, revoke or terminate your or your End User’s Account and/or access to the Services at any time and for any reason, including, without limitation, if: (a) you or your End Users, as applicable, violate these Terms; (b) Catalant suspects or becomes aware that you or your End Users, as applicable, have provided false or misleading information to Catalant or a Client; or (c) Catalant believes, in its sole discretion, that your or your End User’s actions, as applicable, (i) may cause legal liability for Catalant or other users of the Services, (ii) may be contrary to the interests of the Services or its users, or (iii) may involve illicit or illegal activity. If your or your End User’s Account is temporarily or permanently closed, you and your End Users may not use the Services under the same Account or a different Account or reregister under a new Account without Catalant’s prior written consent.
10.2 Effect of Termination.
Cancellation or termination of your Account shall not affect (a) any liabilities or obligations of either Party arising before such cancellation or termination or out of the events causing such cancellation or termination, or (b) any damages or other remedies to which a Party may be entitled under these Terms or any agreement governing a Project, at law or in equity, arising from any breaches of such liabilities or obligations. Except as otherwise required by law or as otherwise set forth in these Terms, upon cancellation or termination of your Account, you will no longer have access to your Content on the Services and your Content may be deleted for which Catalant will have no liability whatsoever. Catalant may retain some or all of your Account information and Content as required by law. For the avoidance of any doubt, cancellation or termination of your Account does not automatically terminate or otherwise impact any Project, Project Agreement or other agreement governing a Project in force at such time. In the event there are any ongoing Projects at the time of cancellation or termination of your Account, these Terms will continue to apply and be in effect until all Projects have been completed or otherwise terminated pursuant to the terms of the applicable agreement governing the Project. For the avoidance of any doubt, cancellation or termination of your Account does not relieve you of your obligations with respect to the Non-Circumvention Period set forth in Section 3.5.
Sections 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 of these Terms will survive any termination or expiration hereof.
11. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
11.1 Informal Process First.
Except in the case either Party is seeking equitable relief, you agree that in the event of any dispute between you and Catalant, you will first contact us and make a good faith sustained effort to resolve the dispute amicably and efficiently.
11.2 Binding Arbitration.
Any dispute or claim that remains unresolved after the informal dispute resolution described in Section 11.1, except for disputes relating to the infringement of Catalant’s intellectual property rights or the access or use of the Services in violation of these Terms (a “Claim”), will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, provided that you may assert Claims in small claims court located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts if your Claims qualify.
11.3 No Judge or Jury.
There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow the terms of these Terms as a court would.
11.4 Arbitrator and Rules.
The arbitration will be conducted before a neutral single arbitrator, whose decision will be final and binding, and the arbitral proceedings will be governed by the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules, Consumer Due Process Protocol, and Supplementary Procedures for Resolution of Consumer Related Disputes. These rules can be found on the AAA website at www.adr.org.
11.5 Starting an Arbitration.
To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send Catalant a notice of dispute, in writing, setting forth your name, address and contact information, the facts of the dispute and relief requested. You must send your notice of legal dispute to Catalant at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Catalant will send any notice of dispute to you at the email address you have registered with us.
11.6 Format of Proceedings.
The arbitration will be conducted, at the option of the Party seeking relief, by telephone, online, or based solely on written submissions.
If you initiate arbitration, your arbitration fees will be limited to the filing fee set forth in the AAA’s Consumer Arbitration Rules. Unless the arbitrator finds the arbitration was frivolous or brought for an improper purpose, Catalant will pay all other AAA and arbitrator’s fees and expenses.
11.8 Individual Basis; Jury Trial Waiver.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you and Catalant each agree that any proceeding to resolve a Claim will be conducted only in the respective party’s individual capacity and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class, consolidated, multiple plaintiff or representative action (“Class Action”). If for any reason a Claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, you and Catalant each waive any right to a jury trial. You and Catalant expressly waive any ability to maintain any Class Action in any forum. If the Claim is subject to arbitration, the arbitrator will not have authority to combine or aggregate similar claims or conduct any Class Action nor make an award to any person or entity not a party to the arbitration. Any claim that all or part of this Class Action waiver is unenforceable, unconscionable, void, or voidable may be determined only by a court of competent jurisdiction and not by an arbitrator.
11.9 Limitation Period.
In no event will any Claim, or any other action or proceeding by you (including arbitration under this Section 11) be instituted more than one (1) year after the cause of action arose.
Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. The United Nations Conventions on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will have no applicability.
If a court of competent jurisdiction finds the foregoing arbitration provisions invalid or inapplicable, you and Catalant each agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in Boston, Massachusetts, and you and Catalant each agree to submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any applicable dispute or claim.
11.12 Opting Out.
If you do not want to arbitrate disputes with Catalant and you are an individual, you may opt out of this arbitration agreement by sending an email to email@example.com within thirty (30) days of the first date you access or use the Services.
You may not assign these Terms or any of your rights or obligations hereunder without Catalant’s prior written consent. Catalant may freely assign these Terms. Any attempted assignment or transfer in violation of this Section 12.1 will be null and void. Subject to the foregoing restrictions, these Terms will inure to the benefit of the successors and permitted assigns of the Parties.
12.2 Export Compliance.
You acknowledge that the Services, or portion thereof, may be subject to the export control laws of the United States and other applicable country export control and trade sanctions laws (“Export Control Laws”). You and your End Users, as applicable, may not access, use, export, re-export, divert, transfer or disclose any portion of the Services or any related technical information or materials, directly or indirectly, in violation of any applicable Export Control Laws. You represent and warrant that (a) you and your End Users, as applicable, are not citizens of, or located within, a country or territory that is subject to U.S. or other sovereign country trade sanctions or other significant trade restrictions and that you and your End Users, as applicable, will not access or use the Services, or export, re-export, divert, or transfer the Services, in or to such countries or territories; (b) you and your End Users, as applicable, are not identified on any U.S. government restricted party lists (including without limitation the U.S. Treasury Department’s List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons and Foreign Sanctions Evaders List, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Denied Parties List, Entity List, and Unverified List, and the U.S. Department of State proliferation-related lists); and (c) that no Content created or submitted by you or your End Users, as applicable, is subject to any restriction on disclosure, transfer, download, export or re-export under the Export Control Laws. You are solely responsible for complying with the Export Control Laws and monitoring them for any modifications.
12.3 Other Websites and Content.
The Services may include links to third-party websites or content. You are responsible for deciding if you want to access or use third-party websites or content that link from the Services (including any products, services, or other offerings offered on such third-party websites). You understand that deciding not to access or use certain third-party content may impact your ability to use certain features and functionalities in the Services. You agree that Catalant is not responsible for content, information, products, services, or other offerings provided on third-party websites. Third-party websites have their own legal terms and privacy policies, and you may be giving others permission to use your information in way Catalant would not. Catalant has no control over, is not responsible for and does not endorse any such websites or content, and Catalant will have no liability for any damages or losses you incur by visiting or using such third-party websites or content or purchasing or using any products, services or other offerings from such third parties.
12.4 No Legal or Professional Advice.
You acknowledge and agree that (a) Catalant does not provide any legal or other professional advice, (b) any materials, data, content, and information obtained in connection with the Services is for general informational purposes only and may not cover important considerations that apply to you and your business, and (c) Catalant cannot guarantee that any such materials, data, content, and information are reliable, accurate or current, and use or reliance upon such materials, data, content, and information is at your own risk. You are encouraged to conduct due diligence and seek the assistance from licensed professionals in your jurisdiction.
12.5 Force Majeure.
Neither you nor Catalant will be liable for any delay or failure to perform its obligations under these Terms due to any cause beyond your or Catalant’s reasonable control, including labor disputes or other industrial disturbances, systemic electrical, telecommunications or other utility failures, earthquakes, storms or other acts of nature, embargoes, riots, acts or orders of government, acts of terrorism, or war.
12.6 Governing Law.
These Terms and any controversy, dispute or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which you reside. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is specifically excluded from application to these Terms.
12.7 Notices; Consent to Electronic Notice.
You consent to the use of electronic means to deliver any notices pursuant to these Terms. Notices will be given: (a) by Catalant via email (in each case to the email address that you provided when registering for your Account); (b) a reasonably prominent posting on the Services; or (c) by you via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
12.8 No Waiver.
The failure or delay of either Party to exercise or enforce any right or claim does not constitute a waiver of such right or claim and will in no way affect that Party’s right to later enforce or exercise it, unless such Party issues an express written waiver, signed by a duly authorized representative of each Party.
If and to the extent any provision of these Terms is held illegal, invalid, or unenforceable in whole or in part under applicable law, such provision or such portion thereof will be ineffective as to the jurisdiction in which it is illegal, invalid, or unenforceable to the extent of its illegality, invalidity, or unenforceability, and will be deemed modified to the extent necessary to conform to applicable law so as to give the maximum effect to the intent of the Parties.
12.10 Entire Agreement.
These Terms and any exhibits or schedules incorporated herein by reference set forth the entire agreement and understanding of the Parties relating to the subject matter herein and cancels and supersedes all prior discussions, agreements, understandings, statements, proposals, representations, warranties and other communications, whether written or oral, between the Parties.