Terms & Conditions

ARTICLE 1. GRANT OF LICENSES.

1.1 Products and Services Genius Education leases its product  the  360°  Solution  suite  and  grants  the  client  the  rights  to  use  the product  for  the  specific  modules  and  duration  of  time  listed  in  the  quote also referred to as Attachment 1  
1.2 Genius Education’s License to Client.   During  the Term,  and  subject  to  the use  restrictions  and  other  terms  of  this  Agreement,  Genius Education  hereby  grants  to Client  and  its  Permissible  End  Users  a  royalty-free,  non-exclusive,  non-transferable  right  and  license  to  use  the  Services  described  more  fully  on the  Order  (“License”).    “Permissible  End  Users”  means  the  directors, managers,  employees,  donors,  parents  and  students  of  the  Clients.      All references in this Agreement to “End Users” shall mean Permissible End Users.  
1.3 Services.    Genius Education  may  make  commercially reasonable  changes  to the  Services,  from  time  to  time.  If  Genius Education  makes  a  material  change  to  the Services, Genius Education will inform Client.  
1.4 Facilities  and  Data  Transfer.    All  facilities  used  to  store  and process  Client  data  will  adhere  to  reasonable  security  standards  no  less protective  than  the  security  standards  at  facilities  where  Genius Education  stores  and processes  its  own  information  of  a  similar  type.  Genius Education  has  implemented  at least  industry  standard  systems  and  procedures  to  ensure  the  security  and confidentiality of Client data, protect against anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of Client data, and protect against unauthorized access to or use of Client data. As part of providing the Services, Genius Education may transfer,  store  and  process  Client  data  in  the  United  States  or  any  other country  in  which  Genius Education  or  its  agents  maintain  facilities.  By  using  the Services,  Client  consents  to  this  transfer,  processing  and  storage  of  Client data. 
1.5 Use.    Client will use the Services in connection with Client’s usual  and  customary  business  purposes  and  for  no  other  use.    Genius Education  may make new applications, features or functionality available from time to time through the Services, the use of which may be contingent upon Client’s agreement to additional terms.  
 
ARTICLE 2. RESERVATION  OF  RIGHTS;  RESTRICTIONS ON USE. 

2.1 Reservation of Rights.  Genius Education is the sole and exclusive owner of all  right,  title  and  interest  in  and  to  the  Services.  The  data  belongs  to  the client.  And any and all derivative works and  software  which comprise  the Services, and the proprietary system and method of its collection, compilation  and  delivery.    Except  for  the  License  rights  granted  in  this Agreement,  no  right,  title  or  interest  in  or  to  the  foregoing  are  granted  or transferred hereunder, by license or otherwise.  
2.2 Restrictions on Use.  Client shall be permitted to sub-license or otherwise  distribute  the other party’s data provided hereunder to any third party on a standalone basis or in unmodified form.  Client shall not: (i) sell, resell,  lease  or  the  functional  equivalent,  the  Services  to  a  third  party;  (ii) attempt to reverse engineer the Services or any component; (iii) attempt to create  a  substitute  or  similar  service  through  use  of,  or  access  to,  the Services (iv); use the Services to create, enhance or structure any database for resale or distribution; (iv) redistribute the Services over the Internet; or (v) use the Services to create derivative products.   
2.3 Revocation.          Genius Education  may  revoke  the  License  granted  to  the Client  hereunder  if the  Client  is in  uncured  material  breach  of the  License restrictions under this Section or its confidentiality obligations under Section 5, or if the Client commits an uncured material violation of Genius Education’s intellectual property rights.  Client’s rights under the License are subject to Client’s continued compliance with this Agreement.   

ARTICLE 3. DELIVERY; AVAILABILITY AND UPDATES; SUPPORT; REPRESENTATIONS. 

3.1 Delivery of Services.   Genius Education shall deliver the Services in accordance with the schedule provided in the Order. 
3.2 Availability.   The Services will be made available to the Client 24  hours  a  day  and  7  days  a  week  subject  to  scheduled  maintenance requirements for the Services as set forth in Section 3.4.  
3.3 Updates.  From time to time Genius Education may make available to Client new,  updated  and/or  supplemental  content  for  elements  of  the  Services (“Updates”).   To the extent any Updates are provided hereunder, they shall be licensed under the same terms and conditions as the applicable Services.   
3.4 Training,  Support  and  Maintenance.      Genius Education  will  provide training services as well as support and maintenance (“Support Services”) to  Client  as  ordered  and  paid  for  pursuant  to  an  applicable  Order  and  in accordance with the terms of Support Services located at http://geniuseducation.com/support-services/ .   With respect to Support  Services,  Client  hereby  agrees  that  it  will,  at  its  own  expense, respond  to  questions  and  complaints  from  End  Users  or  third  parties relating  to  Client’s  or  End  Users’  use  of  the  Services.  Client  will  use commercially reasonable efforts to resolve support issues before escalating them to Genius Education.  If Client cannot resolve a support issue consistent with the above,  then  Client  may  escalate  the  issue  to  Genius Education  and  Genius Education  will  provide second  level  technical  support  to  Client.  All  contact  and  communications between Genius Education and the Client shall be only with the designated Administrators (as defined below) and Genius Education will have neither responsibility nor obligation to respond to inquiries, requests for support or other communications  except  through  such  Administrators.      Genius Education  will  provide Client  with  all  standard  documentation  in  either  hard  copy  or  electronic format  customarily  and  usually  prepared  by  Genius Education  in  connection  with  the Services.  
3.5 Violations.     If Genius Education becomes aware of an End User’s violation of  the  Agreement,  then  Genius Education  may  specifically  request  that  Client  suspend the  applicable  End  User  account.  If  Client fails to comply with Genius Education’s request  to  suspend  an  End  User  account,  then  Genius Education  may  do  so  in  its  sole and absolute discretion.  “End user account” means a Genius Education-hosted account established by Client through the Services for an End User. 
3.6 Hardware  and  Connectivity.    Client  is  solely  responsible  for obtaining and maintaining any hardware, software or connectivity necessary to take delivery of the Services. 
3.7 Administrators.  Client may specify up to two administrators in an  applicable  Order  who  will  have  the  rights  to  access  admin  account(s) and  to  administer  the  End  User  accounts.    “Administrators”  mean  the Client-designated technical personnel who administer the Services to Client and End Users on Client’s behalf.  The names and contact information for each Administrator shall be provided to Genius Education in writing.  Client is responsible  for:  (a)  maintaining  the  confidentiality  of  the  password  and admin  account(s);  (b)  designating  those  individuals  who  are  authorized  to access the admin account(s); and (c) ensuring that all activities that occur in connection  with  the  admin  account(s)  comply  with  the  Agreement.  Client agrees  that  Genius Education’s  responsibilities  do  not  extend  to  the  internal management  or  administration  of  the  Services  for  Client  and  that  Genius Education  is merely a data-processor and software provider.  “Admin account(s)” means the administrative account(s) provided to Client by Genius Education for the purpose of administering  the  Services.  The  use  of  the  admin  account(s)  requires  a password, which Genius Education will provide to Client. 
3.8 End User Consent.  Client’s administrators may have the ability to  access,  monitor,  use,  or  disclose  data  available  to  End  Users  within  the End  User  accounts.  Client  will  obtain  and  maintain  all  required  consents from End Users to allow: (i) Client’s access, monitoring, use and disclosure of  this  data  and  Genius Education  providing  Client  with  the  ability  to  do  so  and  (ii) Genius Education  to  provide  the  Services.    Client  will  use  commercially  reasonable efforts  to  prevent  unauthorized  use  of  the  Services,  and  to  terminate  any unauthorized  use.    Client  will  promptly  notify  Genius Education  of  any  unauthorized use of, or access to, the Services of which it becomes aware. 
3.9 Representations.    Each  party  represents  and  warrants  to  the other  party  that:  (a)  it  has  full  corporate  power  and  authority  to  enter  into this  Agreement  and  to  carry  out  the  provisions  hereof;  (b)  it  is  duly authorized to execute and deliver this Agreement and to perform its obligations  hereunder;  and  (c)  the  execution,  delivery  and  performance  of its  obligations  under  this  Agreement  does  not  conflict  with  any  other agreement  to  which  it  is  a  party  or  by  which  it  is  bound.    
EXCEPT  AS  4. EXPRESSLY  SET  FORTH  HEREIN,  NEITHER  PARTY  MAKES  ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, VALUE OR QUALITIES OF THE DATA PROVIDED HEREUNDER, AND EACH PARTY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY  OR  WORKMANSHIP  THEREOF,  OR  THE  ABSENCE OF ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS THEREIN.   

ARTICLE 4. FEES, TAXES AND PAYMENTS. 

4.1 Fees.    Client shall pay Genius Education the Fees.  Fees means the amounts invoiced to Client by Genius Education for the Services as described in the Order.     
4.2 Invoices;  Taxes;  Currency.    Invoices  for  Services  shall  be issued  in  accordance  with  the  payment  schedule  set  forth  on  the  Order.  Fees  are  due  as  stated  in  the  Order  and  if  not  so  stated,  then  Net  15  days from  the  date  of  invoice.    Past  due  amounts  are  subject  to  the  maximum monthly  interest  charge  allowed  by  law.  All  fees  shall  be  made  in  US Dollars,  and  are  exclusive  of  applicable  taxes,  which  shall  be  paid  for  by Client.  
4.3 Payments  in  Event  of  Breach.    In  the  event  that  the  Client  is provided any discount, preferred pricing package or like savings in payment terms on the Order and the Agreement is terminated due to breach of this Agreement or any other obligation by the Client, the discount will be forfeited  and  the  Client  shall  owe  the  full  quoted  price  as  is  noted  on  the Order  for  the  duration  of  the  Agreement.  The  Client  shall  be  immediately invoiced  the  forfeited  sums  for  past  periods  under  the  Agreement  with payment due within 15 days from the invoice date. 
ARTICLE 5. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. 
5.1 Generally.      Client  acknowledges  that  the  Services  and  all applicable support tools, techniques and databases therein: (a) are proprietary to Genius Education and constitute its Confidential Information (defined in Section 5.2); (b) constitute trade secrets owned by Genius Education or its licensors; (c) are the valuable property of Genius Education or its licensors; and (d) have commercial value.    As  such,  Client  shall  maintain  all  Services  in  strict  confidence  as provided  in  this  Agreement  and  shall  use  the  Services  only  as  permitted hereunder.  As an express condition to the license rights granted in Article 1,  Client  may  not  attempt  to  discover  trade  secrets  or  other  proprietary information  related  to  the  applicable  data  through  decompiling,  reverse-engineering,  translating,  reverse-translating  or  use  of  other  methods  with respect  to  the  Services.    Genius Education  acknowledges  that  all  End  User  Data  are proprietary to the Client and to End Users and are Confidential Information.  “End  User  Data”  means  all  information  input  or  supplied  by  an Administrator  about  an  End  User  or  by  an  End  User  through  use  of  the Services.  
5.2 Confidential  Information.        Each  party  acknowledges  and agrees  that it  or its  employees  may,  in the  course  of performing its responsibilities under this Agreement, be exposed to or acquire information, data or materials, in tangible or intangible form, that are trade secrets  of  and/or  proprietary  or  confidential  to  the  other  party  or  their customers  or  to  third  parties  to  whom  the  disclosing  party  owes  a  duty  of confidentiality  (“Confidential  Information”).    Confidential  Information shall  also  include:  (a)  the  terms  of  this  Agreement;  (b)  the  Genius Education  related marketing  materials;  (c)  customer  lists,  prospect  lists,  existing  agreements with  vendors  and  business  partners  of  either  party,  and  pricing  proposals; (d)  marketing,  sales,  financial  and  other  business  information,  data  and plans; (e) research and development information; (f) End User Data, information  concerning  the  End  Users,  prospective  End  Users,  employees and service providers of either party; and (g) any other information identified in  writing as  confidential  or information  that the receiving party knows  or  should  reasonably  know  is  confidential.    The  receiving  party agrees  to  hold  such  Confidential  Information  in  strict  confidence  and  will not  copy,  reproduce,  sell,  assign,  license,  market,  transfer  or  otherwise dispose of, give or disclose such Confidential Information to third parties or use  such  Confidential  Information  for  any  purposes  whatsoever  except  to the  limited  extent  necessary  to  perform  and  exercise  its  rights  under  this Agreement and shall advise each of its employees who may be exposed to Confidential  Information  of  their  obligations  to  keep  such  Confidential Information confidential.   
5.3 Exceptions; Irreparable Harm.  The foregoing restrictions shall  not  apply  to  Confidential  Information  which  is:  (a)  or  becomes publicly available other than by disclosure by the receiving party in violation  of  this  Agreement;  (b)  demonstrably  known  to  receiving  party previously;  (c)  independently  developed  by  either  party  outside  of  this Agreement; or (d) rightfully obtained by either party from third parties.  If one  party  breaches  its  obligations  under  this  Article  5  or  under  Article  2, the  non-breaching  party  may  not  have  an  adequate  remedy  at  law.    The parties  agree,  therefore,  that  the  non-breaching  party  may  be  entitled,  in addition  to  other  available  remedies,  to  seek  an  injunction  restraining  any actual, threatened or further breaches of the breaching party’s obligations or any other appropriate equitable order or decree.   

ARTICLE 6. INDEMNIFICATION. 

Each party (the “Indemnifying  Party”) shall indemnify and defend the other and its officers, directors, employees and representatives (collectively,  the “Indemnified  Parties”)  from  any actual  or threatened claim  that the unmodified form of the data,  content  and  materials  licensed from Genius Education or obtained from the Client (including End User data) infringes, misappropriates  or  otherwise  violates  any  right,  title  or  interest  (including any intellectual property right or right of privacy) of any third party.  These indemnity  and  defense  obligations  are  the  Indemnifying  Party’s  only liability and the Indemnified  Parties’  only  remedy  for  such  claims; provided,  however,  that  they  shall  not  apply  to  claims  arising  from  the Indemnified Parties’ unauthorized use or modification of the data, content or  materials  licensed  from  the  Indemnifying  Party  hereunder  or  from  the Indemnified Parties’ combination of the licensed data, content or materials with  the  products,  content,  data,  materials  or  technologies  of  any  other party.   

ARTICLE 7. ARBITRATION; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. 

7.1 Arbitration. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating  in  any  way  to  the  Agreement,  including  but  not  limited  to  the construction, validity, interpretation, enforceability or breach of the Agreement,  except  as  provided  for  in  Section  9.8,  shall  be  exclusively resolved  by  binding  arbitration  administered  by  the  American  Arbitration Association  under  its  Commercial  Arbitration  Rules.  The  judgment  upon the  award  rendered  by  the  arbitrator  may  be  entered  in  any  court  having jurisdiction. The  arbitration shall take place  in the  City  of  New  York. The arbitrator shall decide the dispute in accordance with the substantive law of the State of New York. There shall be one arbitrator named in accordance with such rules. 
7.2 Limitation  of  Liability.  Except  for  a  breach  of  the  parties’ confidentiality  obligations  under  article  5,  or  for  indemnity  claims  under article  6,  or  for  losses  or  damages  incurred  by  a  party  due  to  the  grossly negligent  or  willful  acts  or  omissions  of  the  other  party:  (A)  In  no  event  shall either party have any liability or obligation to the other party for any type  of  damages  other  than  direct  damages  in  an  amount  capped  at  the lesser  of:  (i)  Twenty  Thousand  dollars  ($20,000);  and  (ii)  The  total  fees paid  to  Genius Education  in  the  twelve  (12)  months  preceding  the  date  the  claim  was made; and (B) In no event shall either party be liable under the agreement for  any  lost  profits  or  lost  revenues,  indirect,  consequential,  exemplary, punitive  or  incidental  damages.  Either  party  must  bring  all  claims  and causes of action within six (6) months of their being discovered or one (1) year after the date of termination or expiration of this Agreement, whichever  occurs  first.    The  limitations  and  exclusions  in  this  Article  7 apply  to  all  claims  or  causes  of  action  on  whatever  basis  and  under whatever  theory  brought  and  irrespective  of  whether  the  party  has  been advised of the possibility of a claim.    

ARTICLE 8. TERM AND TERMINATION. 

8.1 Term.  The term of this Agreement commences on the Effective Date and shall remain in full force and effect for the Term  set forth on the Order. 
8.2 Termination  for  Material  Breach.    If  either  party  materially breaches  its  obligations  under  this  Agreement,  including,  in  the  case  of Genius Education, its obligations under Article 3.4, the non-breaching party may provide  the  other  party  with  a  written  notice  specifying  the  nature  of  the breach. The breaching party shall have thirty (30) days to cure from receipt of  notice.    If  not  cured  within  such  period,  then  this  Agreement  shall  be terminated.    In  all  events,  subject  to  Section  8.3,  below,  termination  or expiration of this Agreement for any reason shall terminate the Licenses, as well as the right to continue ordering/purchasing hereunder. 
8.3 Additional Effects of Termination; Survival.  Upon termination or expiration of the rights hereunder, Client shall: (a) immediately cease use of the Services and any other data provided to Client pursuant  to  this  Agreement;  and  (b)  deliver  to  Genius Education  all  data  within  its possession or control at that time and delete all instances and copies thereof from all system cache, media and memory on media, hardware and networks owned by Client or under its reasonable control and, if requested  5. by  Genius Education,  certify,  through  an  employee  holding  the  title  of  Senior  Vice President or higher (or the equivalent thereof), to Genius Education in writing that it has done  so.    In  addition,  upon  termination  or  expiration  of  its  rights,  Client shall  pay  any  outstanding  amounts  due  to  Genius Education  and  upon  such  payment Genius Education  shall  provide  all  End  User  Data  to  Client.    The  following  Sections shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement: Articles 5, 6, and 7  and  those  portions  of  Articles  8  and  9  which  by  their  nature  should survive,  as  well  as  those  portions  of  Articles  1  and  2  required  to  survive given the surviving rights associated thereto. 

ARTICLE 9. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS. 

9.1 Governing Law and Venue.  This Agreement shall be construed, interpreted and governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflicts of laws principles.   
9.2 Interpretation.  Headings to Articles and Sections of this Agreement  are for convenience  only  and  shall not affect the  interpretation of this Agreement.  Wherever used in this Agreement “will” and “shall" are used in an imperative sense while “may” is used in a permissive sense.  The  terms  “this Agreement”,  “herein”,  “hereof”,  “hereunder”  and similar  expressions  refer  to  this  Agreement  and  not  any  particular  Article, Section or other portion hereof.  Unless otherwise specified, “days” means calendar days.  Any use of the terms “including” or “include” or the phrase “e.g.”  in  this  Agreement  shall  mean  “including, without limitation.”  Unless  otherwise  specified,  all  references  to  notice  shall  require  written notice. 
9.3 Entire Agreement and Amendment.  This Agreement, together with all Attachments and Schedules referenced herein, is the entire agreement between the parties with respect to its subject matter and supersedes all prior oral and written agreements and understandings between the parties concerning the subject matter hereof.  This Agreement may  not  be  modified  or  amended  except  by  a  formal  written  instrument signed  by  both  parties  and  referencing  this  Agreement  and  the  Articles  or Sections hereof intended to be modified.   
9.4 Waiver;  Counterparts.    The  waiver  or  modification  by  either party hereto of any term or condition hereof shall not void, waive or modify any other term or condition.  The failure of either party to insist, in any one or  more  instances,  upon  the  performance  of  any  term  of  this  Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment of such party’s right to such performance or to future performance of such item.  A waiver granted on one occasion shall not constitute a waiver of any future occasion.  This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall collectively and separately constitute one Agreement.  Unenforceable provisions shall be reformed to permit enforceability with maximum effect to the original intent, and remaining provisions shall not be affected. 
9.5 Notices.    All  notices  required  or  permitted  to  be  given  by  one party  to  the  other  under  this  Agreement  must  be  sent  to  the  parties  at  the respective addresses set forth on the Order and shall be deemed delivered: (a)  upon  delivery  if  delivered  in  person;  or  (b)  one  (1)  business  day  after deposit with a national overnight courier. 
9.6 Assignment.    Neither  party  may  assign  this  Agreement  without the  prior  written  consent  of  the  other  party,  except  that  either  party  shall have  the right  to  assign this  Agreement  without consent:  (a)  in  connection with a reorganization, merger, consolidation, acquisition or other restructuring involving all or substantially all of the voting securities and/or assets of the party and/or by Genius Education to an Affiliate.  The term “Affiliate” shall  mean  all  entities  which  directly  or  indirectly,  through  one  or  more intermediaries,  control,  are  controlled  by,  or  are  under  common  control with Genius Education, where “control” means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of an entity,  whether  through  ownership  of  voting  securities,  by  contract  or otherwise. 
9.7 Publicity.  Neither party may make any public statement regarding  the  relationship  contemplated  by  this  Agreement  without  the other’s  prior  written  approval,  such  approval  not  to  be unreasonably conditioned  or  withheld;  provided,  however,  that  either  party  may,  within ten (10) days of the Effective Date, without the other’s prior approval, distribute  a  press  release  announcing  the  existence  of  this  Agreement.  Additionally,  with  prior  approval  of  the  other  party,  which  approval  shall not  be unreasonably conditioned or  withheld, either party  may  include  the other’s  marks  and  logos,  and  may  mention  the  parties’  relationship,  in presentations, marketing materials (including the “licensees” or “partners” portions of their websites) and customer lists. 
9.8 Injunctive Relief.  Each party acknowledges and agrees that any actual or threatened breach or violation of Section 2.2, Section 5, or Section 
9.9  of  this  Agreement  will  constitute  immediate,  irreparable  harm  to  the other  party  for  which  monetary  damages  would  be  an  inadequate  remedy, and that the injured party shall be entitled to injunctive relief for any such breach  or  violation  without  the  necessity  of  proving  damages  or  posting  a bond. Notwithstanding the arbitration requirement of Section 7.1, the injured party may seek injunctive relief for any actual or threatened breach or violation of the aforesaid sections of this Agreement shall be brought in the  courts  of  the  State  of  New  York,  County  of  New  York  or  the  Federal District  Courts sitting  in  the Southern  District  of  New  York,  which courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction for such purposes. 
9.9 Non-Solicitation. During the Term and for six (6) months thereafter,  neither  party  shall,  without  the  prior  written  approval  of  the other  party  obtained  at  least  ninety  (90)  days  in  advance,  directly  or indirectly solicit for employment or hire the other party’s present or recent employees  with  whom  the  soliciting  party  had  contact  pursuant  to  this Agreement in the six (6) months preceding the desired solicitation.  Solicitation  does  not  include  the  placing  of  general  advertisements  in newspapers, on websites or other general communication methods. 
9.10 Force Majeure.  Failures  in  performance  beyond  a  party’s reasonable control (including as a result of acts of god, government actions, fire, labor difficulties, civil disturbances, transportation interruptions, interruptions of power or communications, failure of its respective contractors or other natural or supervening disasters) are excused. 
9.11 Independent Contractors.  Each party shall at all times remain an  independent  contractor  for  the  purposes  of  this  Agreement  and  not  an agent,  employee,  co-venturer  or  partner  of  the  other  party  with  respect  to the transactions contemplated hereunder.  Except as provided herein, neither  party  has  granted  to  the  other  the  right  to  bind  it  in  any  manner whatsoever.    Each  party  assumes  full  responsibility  for  the  actions  of  its personnel  while  performing  hereunder,  and  shall  be  solely  responsible  for their  supervision,  daily  direction  and  control  and  for  the  payment of all  of their compensation and other employment related payments. 
9.12 Data Ownership. All data shall, at all times, remain the property  of  the  Client.    Upon  termination  of the contract, all data  is  to be transferred  to  Client  in  electronic  format.      Genius Education  shall  cooperate  in  the complete,  orderly  transfer  of  the  data  in  an  expeditious  and  professional manner.    Complete  file  layouts  for  all  data  provided  in  electronic  format will be provided to Client by Genius Education.