Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before registering for a free trial or chargeable subscription for the Services offered on this website operated by Hardenize Limited, Unit 2.05, 12-18 Hoxton Street, London N1 6NG, United Kingdom.
22 September 2022
means employees, agents, consultants or independent contractors or Clients of the Customer who have been expressly authorised by the Customer to receive a password in order to access the Services;
means any clients of the Customer who the Customer permits to use the Services;
means Hardenize Limited;
means any and all information in whatsoever form relating to the Company or the Customer, or the business, prospective business, finances, technical processes, computer software (both source code and object code), Intellectual Property Rights or finances of the Company or the Customer (as the case may be), or compilations of two or more items of such information, whether or not each individual item is in itself confidential, which comes into a party’s Company’s possession by virtue of its entry into this Agreement or provision of the Services, and which the party regards, or could reasonably be expected to regard, as confidential and any and all information which has been or may be derived or obtained from any such information;
means pure economic loss, special loss, losses incurred by any Client or other third party, losses arising from business interruption, loss of business revenue, goodwill or anticipated savings, losses whether or not occurring in the normal course of business, costs of procuring substitute goods or product(s) or wasted management or staff time;
means all data imported into the Services for the purpose of using the Services or facilitating the Customer or an Authorised User’s use of the Services;
means the company or person named in the Order Form;
means the data processing agreement of the Company published at hardenize.com/about/dpa, as amended from time to time;
means the effective date set out in the Order Form;
means feedback, innovations or suggestions created by Authorised Users or the Customer regarding the attributes, performance or features of the Services;
means the fees set out in the confirmation invoice sent to the Customer prior to expiry of the Trial Period;
means anything outside the reasonable control of a party, including but not limited to, acts of God, fire, storm, flood, earthquake, explosion, accident, acts of the public enemy, war, rebellion, insurrection, sabotage, epidemic, pandemic, quarantine restriction, labour dispute, labour shortage, power shortage, including without limitation where Company ceases to be entitled to access the Internet for whatever reason, server crashes, deletion, corruption, loss or removal of data, transportation embargo, failure or delay in transportation, any act or omission (including laws, regulations, disapprovals or failures to approve) of any government or government agency;
means the initial term set out in the Order Form which starts automatically on the date the Trial Period expires, unless either party terminates the Agreement upon giving notice to the other for any reason prior to the expiry of the Free Trial;
Intellectual Property Rights
means all copyrights, patents, utility models, trademarks, service marks, registered designs, moral rights, design rights (whether registered or unregistered), technical information, know-how, database rights, semiconductor topography rights, business names and logos, computer data, generic rights, proprietary information rights and all other similar proprietary rights (and all applications and rights to apply for registration or protection of any of the foregoing) as may exist anywhere in the world;
means the order form completed by the Customer for the purchase of the Services;
means the renewal term set out in the Order Form
means the software applications services of the Company, ordered by the Customer which are made available to the Customer in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and including any computer software programmes and, if appropriate, Updates thereto;
means the Trial Period and Initial Term plus any Renewal Terms together;
Terms and Conditions
means these terms and conditions published at hardenize.com/about/terms_and_conditions as amended from time to time;
means aggregated, anonymised data derived from the Customer or Authorised User’s use of the Services which does not include any personal data or Customer Confidential Information;
means the free trial period which starts on the date the Customer signs up for the Services and ends on the date set out in the Order Form;
means any new or updated applications services or tools (including any computer software programmes) made available by the Company as part of the Services
2.1 The Customer engages the Company, and the Company agrees to provide the Services to the Customer in accordance with the terms of this Agreement from the Effective Date for the Term.
2.2 If the Customer wishes to purchase additional Services after the Effective Date, such Services shall be set out in one or more additional Order Forms completed by the parties, which shall be incorporated into this Agreement.
3.1 Subject to the Customer’s payment of the Fees, the Customer is granted a non-exclusive and non-transferable licence to permit Authorised Users to use the Services (including any associated software, Intellectual Property Rights and Confidential Information of the Company) from the Effective Date during the Term for the Customer’s internal business operations. Such licence permits the Customer to make copies of software or other information necessary for the Customer to receive the Services via the Internet. Where open-source software is used as part of the Services, such software use by the Customer will be subject to the terms of the open-source licences. No additional implied rights are granted beyond those specifically mentioned in this clause 3.1.
3.2 Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to mean, by inference or otherwise, that the Customer has any right to obtain source code for the software comprised within the Services. Disassembly, decompilation or reverse engineering and other source code derivation of the software comprised within the Services is prohibited. To the extent that the Customer is granted the right by law to decompile such software in order to obtain information necessary to render the Services interoperable with other software (and upon written request by the Customer identifying relevant details of the Services(s) with which interoperability is sought and the nature of the information needed), the Company will provide access to relevant source code or information. The Company has the right to impose reasonable conditions including but not limited to the imposition of a reasonable fee for providing such access and information.
3.3 Unless otherwise specified in this Agreement, the Services are provided and may be used solely by the Customer and its Authorised Users or Clients as part of the Customer’s website/desktop architecture to scan the Customer’s own networks and systems. The Customer may not: (i) lease, loan, resell, assign, licence, distribute or otherwise permit access to the Services; or (ii) use the Services to provide ancillary services related to the Services; or (iii) except as permitted in this Agreement, permit access to or use of the Services by or on behalf of any third party.
4.1 All Intellectual Property Rights and title to the Services (save to the extent these incorporate any Customer Data, Customer Intellectual Property Rights or third party owned item) shall remain with the Company and/or its licensors and subcontractors. No interest or ownership in the Services, the Intellectual Property Rights or otherwise is transferred to the Customer under this Agreement. No right to modify, adapt, or translate the Services or create derivative works from the Services is granted to the Customer. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to mean, by inference or otherwise, that the Customer has any right to obtain source code for the software comprised within the Services.
4.2 The Customer shall retain sole ownership of all rights, title, and interest in and to Customer Data and its pre-existing Intellectual Property Rights and shall have the sole responsibility for the legality, reliability, integrity, accuracy and quality of the Customer Data. The Customer grants the Company a non-exclusive, licence to use Customer Data, Customer Intellectual Property Rights and any third party owned item from the Effective Date for the Term to the extent required for the provision of the Services.
4.3 The Customer is not allowed to remove any proprietary marks or copyright notices from the Services.
4.4 The Customer grants the Company a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable licence to display the Customer’s name, logo, and trademarks, as designated and/or amended by the Customer from time to time and as required in the creation of correspondence, documentation and website front ends in the provision of the Services.
4.5 The Customer assigns all rights, title, and interest in any Feedback to the Company. If for any reason such assignment is ineffective, the Customer shall grant the Company a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, worldwide right and licence to use, reproduce, disclose, sub-licence, distribute, modify, and exploit such Feedback without restriction.
4.6 The Company may take and maintain technical precautions to protect the Services from improper or unauthorised use, distribution or copying.
4.7 The Customer grants the Company the perpetual right to use Statistical Data and nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as prohibiting the Company from using the Statistical Data for business and/or operating purposes, provided that the Company does not share with any third-party Statistical Data which reveals the identity of the Customer or Authorised Users, or their Confidential Information.
5.1 This Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date for the Initial Term. On the expiry of the Initial Term, this Agreement will automatically renew for successive Renewal Terms and continue until either party terminates the Agreement by giving the other 30 days’ notice prior to the start of a Renewal Term. Neither party may terminate the Agreement without cause during the Initial Term.
6.1 The Company shall invoice the Customer the Fees set out in the Order Form. All invoices shall be issued in the currency stated in the Order Form. All Fees exclude any Value Added Tax legally payable on the date of the invoice, which shall be paid by the Customer in addition, where applicable.
6.2 Fees remain fixed for the Initial Term of the Agreement. The Company may change the Fees charged for the first and subsequent Renewal Terms by providing notice via email at least 60 days prior to a Renewal Term.
6.3 The Customer undertakes that all details provided for the purpose of obtaining the Services will be correct and that any credit card details used are its own and that there are sufficient funds or credit facilities to cover the Fees.
7.1 In consideration of the provision of the Services by the Company, the Customer shall pay to the Company the Fees.
7.2 Unless stated otherwise in the Order Form, payment of all Fees is due within 30 days of the date of properly rendered, undisputed invoices and shall be without prejudice to any claims or rights which the Customer may have against the Company. If the Customer believes that any invoice is incorrect, it must notify the Company in writing within 30 days of the invoice date.
7.3 Where payment of any Fee is not received within 30 days of the due payment date, the Company may, without liability to the Customer, disable the Customer’s password, account and access to all or part of the Services and the Company shall be under no obligation to provide any or all of the Services while the invoice(s) concerned remains unpaid. The Company shall be entitled to charge interest on overdue Fees at the applicable statutory rate.
7.4 The Company reserves the right to recover any costs and reasonable legal fees it incurs in recovering overdue payments.
8.1 Each party may use the Confidential Information of a disclosing party only for the purposes of this Agreement. Each party must keep confidential all Confidential Information disclosed to it, except where the recipient of Confidential Information is required to disclose the Confidential Information by law to any regulatory, governmental, or other authority with relevant powers to which either party is subject.
8.2 Either party may disclose the Confidential Information of the other party to those of its employees and agents who have a need to know the Confidential Information for the purposes of this Agreement but only if the employee or agent is bound by confidentiality undertakings equivalent to those set out in this Agreement.
8.3 Both parties agree to destroy or return all documents and other materials containing Confidential Information immediately upon completion of the Services or termination or expiry of this Agreement.
8.4 The obligations of confidentiality under this Agreement do not extend to information that: (i) was rightfully in the possession of the receiving party before the negotiations leading to this Agreement; (ii) is, or after the Effective Date, becomes public knowledge (otherwise than as a result of a breach of this Agreement); or (iii) is lawfully disclosed to the receiving party by a third-party without restriction on disclosure; or (iv) is independently developed by the receiving party, which independent development can be shown by written evidence; or (v) is required by law to be disclosed.
8.5 If either party is required to disclose any Confidential Information pursuant to clause 10.4(v) such party shall, where lawfully permitted to do so: (i) promptly consult with and take into account any comments from the other party prior to making any disclosure; and (ii) work with the other party to ensure that any exemptions or other legitimate means of preventing disclosure or limiting disclosure are used to the fullest extent possible.
9.1 Each party undertakes to comply with its obligations under relevant applicable data protection laws, principles, and agreements.
9.2 To the extent that personal data is processed using the Services, the parties acknowledge that the Company is a data processor and the Customer is a data controller and the parties shall comply with their respective statutory data protection obligations and their contractual obligations set out in the DPA.
9.3 If a third party alleges infringement of its data protection rights, the Company shall be entitled to take measures necessary to prevent the infringement of a third party’s rights from continuing.
9.5 Customers are responsible for keeping copies of Customer Data used and stored on the Company’s servers. Customers are responsible for removing all Customer Data from the Services prior to the termination or expiry of this Agreement. Notwithstanding the aforesaid, the Company reserves the right to remove all Customer Data six months after the expiry or termination of this Agreement without giving the Customer any prior notice of such deletion.
10.1 Each party warrants and represents that: (i) it has full corporate power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform the obligations required hereunder; (ii) the execution and performance of its obligations under this Agreement does not violate or conflict with the terms of any other agreement to which it is a party and is in accordance with any applicable laws; and (iii) it shall respect all applicable laws and regulations, governmental orders and court orders, which relate to this Agreement.
10.2 The Company warrants to the Customer that: (i) it has the right to license the Services: (ii) the Services shall be performed with reasonable skill and care and in a professional manner in accordance with good industry practice; (iii) that use of the Services will not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party. The foregoing warranties shall not: (a) cover deficiencies or damages relating to any third-party components not furnished by the Company; or (b) any third party provided connectivity necessary for the provision or use of the Services. In the event of a breach of the warranties under this clause 10.2, the Company shall have no liability or obligations to the Customer other than to reimburse the Fees for the Services.
10.3 No warranty is made regarding the results of usage of the Services or that the functionality of the Services will meet the requirements of the Customer or that the Services will operate uninterrupted or error free. This clause shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
10.4 The Customer acknowledges that Services should not be used for high-risk applications where precise locations or features on maps are essential to the Customer, for example use of the Services by the emergency services.
10.5 All third-party content or information provided by the Company via the Services, for example prices is provided “as is”. The Company provides no warranties in relation to such content or information and shall have no liability whatsoever to the Customer for its use or reliance upon such content or information.
10.6 The Customer warrants that it rightfully owns the necessary user rights, copyrights and ancillary copyrights and permits required for it to fulfil its obligations under this Agreement.
10.7 The Customer warrants and represents that it and the Authorised Users shall maintain reasonable security measures (as may change over time) covering, without limitation, confidentiality, authenticity, and integrity to ensure that the access to the Services granted under this Agreement is limited as set out under this Agreement. In particular the Customer and Authorised Users shall treat any identification, password or username or other security device for use of the Services with due diligence and care and take all necessary steps to ensure that they are kept confidential, secure and are used properly and are not disclosed to unauthorised persons. Any breach of the above shall be immediately notified to the Company in writing. The Customer shall be liable for any breach of this Agreement by an Authorised User.
10.8 The Customer warrants and represents that it shall ensure that its network and systems comply with the relevant specification provided by the Company from time to time and that it is solely responsible for procuring and maintaining its network connections and telecommunications links from the Customer’s systems to the Company’s data centres and all problems, conditions, delays, delivery failures and all other loss or damage arising from or relating to the Customer’s network connections or telecommunications links or caused by the Internet.
10.9 Except as expressly stated in this Agreement, all warranties and conditions, whether express or implied by statute, common law or otherwise (including but not limited to satisfactory quality and fitness for purpose), are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
11.1 Neither party excludes or limits its liability for fraud, death or personal injury caused by any negligent act or omission or wilful misconduct in connection with the provision or use of the Services.
11.2 Neither party shall be liable for any Consequential Loss arising out of or related to this Agreement or in tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation or however arising, even if the party was advised of the possibility of such damages.
11.3 Subject to clauses 11.1 to 11.3 inclusive the total liability of the Company to the Customer in aggregate (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) for any and all claims relating to or arising under this Agreement or based upon any claim for indemnity or contribution shall be limited to the total Fees (excluding all taxes) paid by the Customer to the Company during the 12 month period prior to the date on which any such claim arose. If the duration of the Agreement has been less than 12 months, such shorter period shall apply.
11.4 The Customer shall be liable for any breaches of this Agreement caused by the acts, omissions, or negligence of any Authorised Users or Clients who access the Services as if such acts, omissions, or negligence had been committed by the Customer itself.
11.5 The Customer shall not raise any claim under this Agreement more than 1 year after the discovery of the circumstances giving rise to a claim.
11.6 The parties acknowledge and agree that in entering into this Agreement, each had recourse to its own skill and judgement and have not relied on any representation made by the other, their employees or agents.
12.1 The Company, at its own expense, shall: (i) defend, or at its option, settle any claim or suit brought against the Customer by a third party on the basis of infringement of any Intellectual Property Rights by the Services (excluding any claim deriving from any Customer provided item); and (ii) pay any final judgement entered against the Customer on such issue or any settlement thereof, provided that: (a) the Customer notifies the Company promptly of each such claim; (b) the Company is given sole control of the defence and/or settlement; and (c) the Customer fully co-operates and provides all reasonable assistance to the Company in the defence or settlement.
12.2 If all or any part of the Services becomes, or in the opinion of the Company may become, the subject of a claim, the Company at its own expense and sole discretion may: (i) procure for the Customer the right to continue to use the Services or the affected part thereof; or (ii) replace the Services or affected part with other suitable non-infringing service(s); or (iii) modify the Services or affected part to make the same non-infringing.
12.3 The Company shall have no obligations under this clause 12 to the extent that a claim is based on: (i) the combination, operation or use of the Services with other services or software not provided by the Company, if such infringement would have been avoided in the absence of such combination, operation or use; or (ii) use of the Services in any manner inconsistent with this Agreement; or (iii) the negligence or wilful misconduct of the Customer or its authorised Users or Clients.
12.4 The Customer shall defend, indemnify and hold the Company and its employees, suppliers or agents harmless from and against any cost, losses, liabilities and expenses, including reasonable legal costs arising from any claim relating to or resulting directly or indirectly from: (i) any claimed infringement or breach by the Customer of any Intellectual Property Rights with respect to the Customer’s use of the Services outside the scope of this Agreement; (ii) any access to or use of the Services by an Authorised User or third party; and (iii) use by the Company of any Customer provided item; (iv) breaches of data protection law or regulations resulting from the Company processing data on behalf of and in accordance with the instructions of the Customer; or (v) any breach of this Agreement by an Authorised User.
12.5 Subject to clauses 12.1 to 12.4 inclusive, each party (‘the first party’) indemnifies and undertakes to keep indemnified the other party, its officers, servants, and agents (‘the second party’) against any costs or expenses (including the cost of any settlement) arising out of any claim, action, proceeding or demand that may be brought, made, or prosecuted against the second party under clause 12 of this Agreement. Such indemnity extends to and includes all costs, damages, and expenses (including legal fees and expenses) reasonably incurred by the second party in defending any such action, proceeding claim or demands.
13.1 The Customer and Authorised Users must ensure that each password is only used by the user to which it has been assigned. The Customer is responsible for any and all activities that occur under the Customer’s account and via the Customer’s passwords. The Customer will immediately notify the Company if the Customer becomes aware of any unauthorised use of the Customer’s account, the Customer’s passwords or breach of security known to the Customer. The Company shall have no liability for any loss or damage arising from the Customer’s failure to comply with these requirements.
13.2 The Company may suspend access to the Services, or portion thereof, at any time, if in the Company’s sole reasonable discretion, the integrity or security of the Services is in danger of being compromised by acts of the Customer or Authorised Users.
14.1 The Company may immediately terminate this Agreement or the provision of any Services provided pursuant to this Agreement if: (i) the Customer has used or permitted the use of the Services other than in accordance with this Agreement; or (ii) the Company is prohibited under applicable law, or otherwise from providing the Services; or (iii) if the Services are being provided free of charge.
14.2 Either party shall be entitled to terminate this Agreement on written notice to the other party if the other party: (i) goes into voluntary or involuntary liquidation (otherwise than for the purpose of a solvent reconstruction or amalgamation) or has a receiver or administrator or similar person appointed or is unable to pay its debts within the meaning of s268 Insolvency Act 1986 or ceases or threatens to cease to carry on business or if any event occurs which is analogous to any of the foregoing in another jurisdiction; or (ii) commits a material breach of any term of this Agreement which, if capable of remedy, is not remedied within 28 Business Days of receipt of a written notice specifying the breach and requiring it to be remedied; or (iii) is prevented by Force Majeure from fulfilling its obligations for more than twenty eight (28) days.
14.3 Upon termination of this Agreement: (i) the Company shall immediately cease providing the Services to the Customer and all licences granted hereunder shall terminate; (ii) the Customer shall promptly pay the Company all unpaid Fees for the remainder of the Term. No Fees already paid shall be refunded if the Agreement is terminated prior to the end of the Term; and (iii) at the option of the Customer, following receipt of a request from the Customer the Company shall delete (in accordance with the terms of the DPA) or return all personal data, provided that such request is made within 30 days of termination.
14.4 Termination of this Agreement for whatever reason shall not affect the accrued rights of the parties. All clauses which by their nature should continue after termination shall, for the avoidance of doubt, survive the expiration or sooner termination of this Agreement and shall remain in force and effect.
15.1 The Company and the Customer are independent contractors and nothing in this Agreement will be construed as creating an employer-employee relationship.
16.1 Nothing contained in this Agreement or in any instrument or document executed by any party in connection with the provision of the Services is intended to be enforceable by a third party under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999, or any similar legislation in any applicable jurisdiction.
17.1 No party may assign or transfer its rights under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the other party, such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, however the Company shall be entitled to assign the Agreement to: (i) any company in the Company’s group of companies; or (ii) any entity that purchases the shares or assets of the Company as the result of a merger, takeover or similar event.
18.1 If a party is wholly or partially prevented by Force Majeure from complying with its obligations under this Agreement, then that party’s obligation to perform in accordance with this Agreement will be suspended. As soon as practicable after an event of Force Majeure arises, the party affected by Force Majeure must notify the other party of the extent to which the notifying party is unable to perform its obligations under this Agreement. If the Force Majeure event last for more than 28 days, the non-defaulting party may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect without penalty.
19.1 Should a provision of this Agreement be invalid or become invalid then the legal effect of the other provisions shall be unaffected. A valid provision is deemed to have been agreed which comes closest to what the parties intended commercially and shall replace the invalid provision. The same shall apply to any omissions.
19.2 This Agreement constitutes the whole agreement and understanding between the parties and supersedes all prior agreements, representations, negotiations, and discussions between the parties relating to the subject matter thereof.
19.4 Amendments to, or notices to be sent under this Agreement, shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if sent by registered post, fax, or email to a party at the address given for that party in this Agreement, or via an in-app notification to one of the Authorised Users with administration authority. Notwithstanding the aforesaid, the Company may change or modify the terms of this Agreement upon giving the Customer 30 days’ notice via email. All changes shall be deemed to have been accepted by the Customer unless the Customer terminates the Agreement prior to the expiry of the 30-day period. These Terms and Conditions were last updated on the date designated at the top of this document and replace any other Terms and Conditions previously applicable from this date.
19.5 Neither party shall make any public statement, press release or other announcement relating to the terms or existence of this Agreement, or the business relationship of the parties, without the prior written consent of the other party. Notwithstanding the aforesaid the Company may use the Customer’s name and trademarks (logo only) to list the Customer as a client of the Company on its website and in other marketing materials and information.
19.6 This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales. The courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction for the settlement of all disputes arising under this Agreement.