1.1. This is an Agreement between the Customer and Creditsafe USA Inc. (“Creditsafe”) a company incorporated in the State of Delaware under registered number 5147355 at the registered address 2711 Centerville Road, Suite 400, City of Wilmington, 19808, County of Newcastle.
1.2. The Creditsafe Service (“Service”) purchased by the Customer will consist of products detailed in the Order Confirmation and will include the following:
1.2.1. Creditsafe Company Reports (which provides information on and assessment of the creditworthiness of businesses via the internet) and/or
1.2.2. Provision of business marketing and prospecting data via the internet and/or
1.2.3. Services provided in conjunction with third parties which may be subject to additional terms.
1.3. This Agreement consists of the Order Confirmation and these Terms and Conditions and constitutes the entire agreement between the Customer and Creditsafe in relation to the Service.
1.4. By placing an Order, or by accessing or using the Service, the Customer accepts the content of this Agreement. Unless otherwise stated in these Terms and Conditions, where the terms of the Order Confirmation conflict with these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions shall take precedence.
FOR TRIAL CUSTOMERS ONLY
1.5. Creditsafe’s website at www.creditsafe.com (as amended from time to time) may give the Customer the opportunity to request:
1.5.1. a free credit report in relation to a nominated business;
1.5.2. a free demonstration of Creditsafe’s standard website service; and/or
1.5.3. a time-limited trial to access Creditsafe’s standard website service or API, (collectively, the “Trial”). The free credit report and/or any other content and materials accessed by the Customer or provided to it pursuant to the Trial shall be referred to as the “Trial Content”.
1.6. Clauses 1.5 to 1.12 shall apply to Customers who request a Trial only.
1.7. By submitting a request, the Customer warrants that it is a business customer and agrees to be bound by this Agreement. Where an individual submits a request on behalf of a Customer, he/she warrants that he/she has authority to bind the Customer to this Agreement.
1.8. By electronically accepting these terms and conditions or by accessing or using the Trial Content, the Customer requesting the Trial accepts the content of this Agreement and is entering into a legally binding agreement with Creditsafe for the provision of a Trial.
1.9. These terms and conditions shall constitute the entire agreement between the parties in relation to the Trial and/ or Trial Content and shall apply to the exclusion of any other terms, including any terms that the Customer may seek to impose.
1.10. Clauses 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 3, 7, 12 and 14 of this Agreement shall not apply to Customers who request a Trial.
1.11. Save for the clauses that do not apply to Customers requesting a Trial (which are listed in Clause 1.10), any reference to the “Service” in this Agreement shall be read as though referring to the Trial and/ or Trial Content (as applicable) for those Customers who request a Trial only.
1.12. Subject to clause 7, where the Customer is given access to Creditsafe’s services or the Trial Content through the Trial, it shall be limited to a fixed period of three (3) months, after which the Customer’s access shall terminate.
2. Agreement Period
2.1. This Agreement shall be in force from the date inserted on the Order Confirmation and continue for a period of 12 months unless otherwise stated in the Order Confirmation or if the Customer is a Customer requesting a Trial.
2.2. The Customer may be contacted during this Agreement period regarding new developments and products.
2.3. From time to time Creditsafe may make alterations to the Service. Creditsafe will take reasonable steps to inform the Customer in advance of these changes.
2.4. This Agreement entitles the Customer to access and retain the Service for the purposes detailed in this Agreement and for the duration of the Agreement only. At the end of this period, the ownership of the Service and ensuing rights shall revert to Creditsafe.
3. Charges and Payment
3.1. In consideration of Creditsafe providing the Service, the Customer agrees to pay the sum specified in the Order Confirmation and or invoice on the times and dates specified therein. All payments must be made within 21 days of the invoice date unless otherwise stated in the Order Confirmation.
3.2. If you fail to pay the amount specified on the Order Confirmation and or invoice on the times and dates agreed the full amount will become due with immediate effect. Should the service be suspended in accordance with clause 7, then Creditsafe shall be under no obligation to:
3.2.1. Re-instate the Service and/or:
3.2.2. Recompense the Customer in respect of any period of suspension from the time of payment default to receipt of payment.
3.3. If the Customer fails to pay Creditsafe any sum due pursuant to the Agreement, the Customer shall be liable to pay interest to Creditsafe on such sum from the due date for payment at the annual rate of 18%, accruing on a daily basis until payment is made, whether before or after any judgment.
3.4. The Customer agrees to fully indemnify Creditsafe against all internal and third party costs (including reasonable attorney’s fees) incurred by Creditsafe in the pursuit of payment.
4. Creditsafe's Proprietary Rights
4.1. Except as expressly provided herein access to the Service does not grant the Customer any database rights or rights in the copyright, trademarks or any other intellectual property rights of Creditsafe or any third party.
4.2 The Service is protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. The Customer is not permitted and will not allow any third party to adapt, alter, modify, reverse engineer, de-compile or otherwise interfere with any element of the Service without Creditsafe’s written permission.
5. Customer Obligations and Conduct
5.1 The Customer shall:
5.1.1. provide Creditsafe with any information or assistance which the parties have agreed the Customer shall provide in order for Creditsafe to perform its obligations under this Agreement.
5.1.2. use all reasonable endeavors to ensure that any such information provided to Creditsafe is complete, accurate and in the agreed format
5.1.3. not to do anything to harm Creditsafe’s reputation
5.1.4. abide by all laws & regulations applicable to its use of the Service and the data contained within the Service.
5.2. The Service is made available to the Customer by means of a non- transferable license and is provided solely for the Customer’s own internal use.
5.3. The Customer may not sell, transfer, sublicense, distribute, commercially exploit or otherwise make available to, or use for the benefit of, any of the Service. The Customer may not include the Service in any product or service which the Customer sells.
5.4. During this Agreement the Customer agrees not to attempt to gain or permit unauthorized access to the Service.
5.5. The Customer shall only take such copies of data obtained via the Service as are reasonably required for the use of the Service in accordance with this Agreement. The Customer shall not remove any proprietary notices from the Service, or copies or print outs of data obtained via the Service.
5.6. The Customer agrees to be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of its password and account details. Customer will advise Creditsafe immediately if a password has been disclosed to or used by an unauthorized person or entity.
5.7. Unless otherwise detailed within your Order Confirmation, the use of the Service provided under the terms of this agreement is limited to one designated user. The use of the Service by more than one designated user, either simultaneously or otherwise will require the provision of additional licenses.
5.8. The Customer shall not use any of the information it receives through the Service for any of the following purposes: (1) in establishing a consumer’s eligibility for credit or insurance to be used primarily for personal, family or household purposes or in connection with the review or collection of an existing credit account of a consumer; (2) for employment purposes; (3) in connection with a determination of a consumer’s eligibility for a license or other benefit granted by a government agency; (4) as a potential investor or servicer, or current insurer, in connection with a valuation of, or assessment of credit or prepayment risks associated with, an existing credit obligation; or, (5) for any other purpose deemed to be a permissible purpose under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
6. Warranties and Limitation of Liability
6.1. The Creditsafe Service and the data obtained via use of the Service is not intended to be used as the sole basis for any decision making and is based upon data which is provided by third parties, the accuracy of which it would not be possible for Creditsafe to guarantee. Creditsafe aims always to maintain a quality, fully operative service, the Service and third party services are nonetheless provided on an "as is", as available basis, without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied.
6.2. Specifically Creditsafe gives the Customer no warranty or assurance about the contents of the Service. Whilst Creditsafe does endeavor to maintain the accuracy and the quality of the Service, information contained may be incorrect or out of date. Therefore any use of the Service is at the Customer’s own risk.
6.3. Subject to clause 6.5 Creditsafe disclaims all liability in contract, negligence, for breach of statutory duty, or under any indemnity or otherwise in connection with the Service and third party service and shall not be liable for any indirect, or consequential loss. Creditsafe shall not be liable for the following types of financial loss; loss of profits, loss of earnings, loss of business or goodwill in addition to the following types of anticipated or incidental losses; loss of anticipated savings, increase in bad debt and failure to reduce bad debt.
6.4. Where any matter gives rise to a valid claim against Creditsafe its liability shall be limited to a sum equal to the sum paid for the Service supplied under this Agreement during the twelve months prior to which the claim arises.
6.5. Nothing in this clause 6 or any other provision of this Agreement shall seek to exclude or limit liability for death, or personal injury or for fraudulent misrepresentation
6.6. Each party to this Agreement warrants that it has obtained and will continue to hold all necessary licenses, consents, permits and agreements required for it to comply with its obligations under this Agreement and for the grant of rights to the other party under this Agreement.
7.1. If the Customer has breached any provision of this Agreement or in the event of the Customer’s insolvency or bankruptcy Creditsafe may, with immediate effect and without notice, suspend access to the Service or terminate this Agreement.
7.2. Upon termination, the Customer must use its best efforts to delete all and any part of the Service held by the Customer in any format and the Customer may not make any further use of the Service.
7.3. Upon termination clauses 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11 shall continue with full force and effect.
8.1. The Customer agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Creditsafe, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees harmless from any loss, cost, damage, claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party or incurred or suffered by Creditsafe or its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers or employees in connection with the Customer’s use of the Service in breach of this Agreement.
9.1. Creditsafe may assign both the benefit and burden of this Agreement.
10. Force Majeure
10.1. Creditsafe will not be liable for failure to perform any obligation under this Agreement if such failure is caused by the occurrence of any unforeseen contingency or circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Creditsafe, including without limitation Internet outages, communications outages, fire, flood war or act of God.
11.1. Each party undertakes that it shall not at any time disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of the other party except as permitted by clause 11.2.
11.2. Each party may disclose the other party's confidential information:
11.2.1. To its employees, officers, representatives or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of carrying out the party's obligations under this agreement. Each party shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives or advisers to whom it discloses the other party's confidential information comply with this clause 11;
11.2.2. And as may be required by law, court order or any governmental or regulatory authority.
11.3. No party shall use any other party's confidential information for any purpose other than to perform its obligations under this agreement.
12. Ledger 3D
12.1. In the event that the Company receives the Service via Creditsafe’s interactive risk management tool, “3D Ledger”, the Company will provide Creditsafe with information relating to its debtors ledger; the “Payment Data”.
12.2. The Company hereby grants Creditsafe a non-exclusive, non- transferable perpetual license to include the Payment Data in products and services that Creditsafe will make available to its customers.
13. Data Protection
13.1 Where the Customer accesses or receives any Personal Data (as defined in the EU General Data Protection 2016/679) through its use of or access to the Service, the parties shall be bound by and agree to comply with the data protection and security provisions set out in this Clause 13 which shall include those provisions set out at https://www.creditsafe.com/us/en/product/terms/gdpr-terms-and- conditions.html which shall be read as a continuation of this Clause 13 and shall form an integral part of this Agreement.
14. International Credit Reports
14.1 Company Credit Reports providing details of companies based outside the United States of America are provided on a subject to availability basis, and the countries from which reports are available may vary throughout the term of this Agreement.
15.1 If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain enforceable, except that if the provision of 15.3 preventing the arbitration of class action matters is deemed to be invalid and unenforceable, the entire arbitration provision shall be considered void.
15.2 The parties confirm their intent not to confer any rights on any third
parties by virtue of this Agreement.
15.3. The terms of this Agreement and the provision of the Service and the relationship between the Customer and Creditsafe shall be governed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania. .Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement (other than claims related to non-payment for the Service) shall be submitted to binding arbitration in Allentown, Pennsylvania or a location determined by the arbitrator as set forth herein (provided that such location is reasonably convenient for claimant), or at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by the parties, in accordance with the procedural rules for commercial disputes set forth in the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS (“JAMS Rules and Procedures”) then prevailing, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitrator shall be selected pursuant to the JAMS Rules and Procedures. Upon filing a demand for arbitration, all parties to such arbitration shall have the right of discovery, which discovery shall be completed within sixty days after the demand for arbitration is made, unless further extended by mutual agreement of the parties. THE ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE IN THE ENTRANT’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN THE CLAIMS OF OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES WHO MAY BE SIMILARLY SITUATED.
15.4. The Customer agrees irrevocably to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. .
15.5. The failure of Creditsafe to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such a right. The Service is subject to availability.
15.6. Should any third party data become unavailable to Creditsafe, Creditsafe shall be entitled to, upon giving one months prior notice to the Customer, obtain a similar service from another third party supplier.
16. Media Solutions
16.1. Creditsafe is not responsible for the quality or availability of the content produced by the media sources. Should any of the Media Solutions service and content be deemed to be infringing any law or right of a third party, Creditsafe has the right to remove the infringing material without obtaining the Customer’s consent. Creditsafe will be entitled to take all such steps that it considers to be necessary for the purpose of bringing an end to such infringement. Creditsafe is not liable for Customer’s negligence or misuse of the Media Solutions service or content from third parties. Where access to websites require payments the customer will be responsible for paying the same.