The terms "we", "us","our" and "CBI" refer to CB Insights. The terms "you" and "your" refer to you, as a subscriber of our services. The term "personal information" means information that you provide to us which personally identifies you to be contacted or identified, such as your name, phone number, email address, and any other data that is tied to such information.
Information We Collect and How We Use It
Account information. If you create an account to take advantage of the full range of our services, we ask for and record personal information such as your name, email, location and company name.
Feedback. If you contact us to provide feedback, register a complaint, or ask a question, we will record any personal information and other content that you provide in your communication so that we can effectively respond to your communication.
Activity. When you use the Services, we receive and store certain information regarding your use of the Services. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. Examples include IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data regarding your use of the Services. We may use this data in a way that does not disclose any of your personally identifiable information, including, but not limited to, for purposes of developing derivative product and/or service offerings.
Cookies. We may send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of our service. The term "cookies" refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer's hard drive while you are viewing the site. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). Persistent cookies can be removed by following your browser help file directions. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of our services may not work properly or at all.
Disclosure of Information
We may aggregate your personal information with personal information or other users of our services and disclose such information in the aggregate to third parties for marketing and promotional purposes.
The Website may contain links to third party websites to which we have no affiliation. Except as set forth herein, we do not share your personal information with those third parties, and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy policies on all such third party websites.
We take commercially reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the Website may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any personal information to us or to any other party via the Internet.
You hereby acknowledge that we are not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
CB Information Services
TERMS OF SERVICE
160 Varick Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Master Subscription Agreement
THIS MASTER SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT ("AGREEMENT") GOVERNS YOUR PURCHASE AND ONGOING USE OF OUR SERVICES.
BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT, EITHER BY CLICKING A BOX INDICATING YOUR ACCEPTANCE OR BY EXECUTING AN ORDER FORM THAT REFERENCES THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU ARE ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, IN WHICH CASE THE TERMS "YOU" OR "YOUR" SHALL REFER TO SUCH ENTITY. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY, OR IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MUST NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT AND MAY NOT USE THE SERVICES.
You may not access the Services if You are Our direct competitor, except with Our prior written consent. In addition, You may not access Our Services for purposes of monitoring their availability, performance or functionality, or for any other benchmarking or competitive purposes.
This Agreement was last updated on April 9, 2010. It is effective between You and Us as of the date of You accepting this Agreement.
Table of Contents
2. Purchased Services
3. Use of the Services
4. Third-Party Providers
5. Fees and Payment for Purchased Services
6. Proprietary Rights
8. Warranties and Disclaimers
10. Limitation of Liability
11. Term and Termination
12. Who You Are Contracting With, Notices, Governing Law and Jurisdiction
13. General Provisions
"Malicious Code" means viruses, worms, time bombs, Trojan horses and other harmful or malicious code, files, scripts, agents or programs.
"Order Form" means the ordering documents for purchases hereunder, including addenda thereto, that are entered into between You and Us from time to time. Order Forms shall be deemed incorporated herein by reference.
"Purchased Services" means Services that You purchase under an Order Form.
"Services" means the online, Web-based applications and platform provided by Us via http://www.cbinsights.com and/or other designated websites as described by us (the "Website"), that are ordered by You under an Order Form, including associated offline components but excluding Third Party Applications.
"Third-Party Applications" means online, Web-based applications and offline software products that are provided by third parties, interoperate with the Services, and are identified as third-party applications.
"Users" means individuals who are authorized by You to use the Services, for whom subscriptions to a Service have been purchased, and who have been supplied user identifications and passwords by You (or by Us at Your request). Users may include but are not limited to Your employees, consultants, contractors and agents; or third parties with which You transact business.
"We," "Us" or "Our" means the CB Information Services company described in Section 12 (Who You Are Contracting With, Notices, Governing Law and Jurisdiction).
"You" or "Your" means the company or other legal entity for which you are accepting this Agreement. "Your Data" means all electronic data or information submitted by You to the Purchased Services.
2. PURCHASED SERVICES
2.1. Provision of Purchased Services. We shall make the Purchased Services available to You pursuant to this Agreement and the relevant Order Forms during the subscription term set forth in the applicable Order Form. You agree that Your purchases hereunder are neither contingent on the delivery of any future functionality or features nor dependent on any oral or written public comments made by Us regarding future functionality or features.
2.2. User Subscriptions. Unless otherwise specified in the applicable Order Form, (i) Services are purchased as User subscriptions and may be accessed by no more than the number of Users specified in the Order Form, (ii) additional User subscriptions may be added during the subscription term at the prevailing pricing in effect at the time the additional User subscriptions are added. User subscriptions are for designated Users and cannot be shared or used by more than one User but may be reassigned to new Users replacing former Users who no longer require ongoing use of the Services. User subscriptions being used by non-designated persons will be considered a material breach of this Master Subscription Agreement and will be terminated for cause.
3. USE OF THE SERVICES
3.1. Your Responsibilities. You shall (i) be responsible for Users' compliance with this Agreement and (ii) use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the Services, and notify Us promptly of any such unauthorized access or use., and (iii) use the Services only in accordance with applicable laws and government regulations. You shall not (a) make the Services available to anyone other than Users, (b) sell, resell, rent or lease the Services, (c) use the Services to store or transmit infringing, libelous, or otherwise unlawful or tortious material, or to store or transmit material in violation of third-party privacy rights, (d) use the Services to store or transmit Malicious Code, (e) interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Services or third-party data contained therein, or (f) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services or their related systems or networks.
3.2. Usage Limitations. Services may be subject to other limitations, such as, for example, limits on the number of saved searches, on the number of calls You are permitted to make against Our application programming interface, limits on the number of company, investor, deal, people or any other profiles viewed or limits on the number of records downloaded.
4. THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS
4.1. Third-Party Applications and Your Data. If You install or enable Third-Party Applications for use with Services, You acknowledge that We may allow providers of those Third-Party Applications to access Your Data as required for the interoperation of such Third-Party Applications with the Services. We shall not be responsible for any disclosure, modification or deletion of Your Data resulting from any such access by Third-Party Application providers, and any such access and use of Your Data shall be subject to the privacy policies of such Third-Party Application provider. The Services shall allow You to restrict such access by restricting Users from installing or enabling such Third-Party Applications for use with the Services.
4.2. API Services and Widgets. Service features that interoperate with third party APIs or widgets which we integrate with depend on the continuing availability of these APIs or widgets and program for use with the Services. If these providers cease to make their API or widgets or program available on reasonable terms for the Services, We may cease providing such Service features without entitling You to any refund, credit, or other compensation.
5. FEES AND PAYMENT FOR PURCHASED SERVICES
5.1. User Fees. You shall pay all fees specified in all Order Forms hereunder. Except as otherwise specified herein or in an Order Form, (i) fees are quoted and payable in United States dollars (ii) fees are based on services purchased and not actual usage, (iii) payment obligations are non-cancelable and fees paid are non-refundable, and (iv) the number of User subscriptions purchased cannot be decreased during the relevant subscription term stated on the Order Form. User subscription fees are based on annual periods that begin on the subscription start date and each yearly anniversary thereof.
5.2. Invoicing and Payment. You will provide Us with valid and updated credit card information, and You authorize us to charge such credit for all Services listed in the Order Form for the initial subscription term and any renewal subscription term(s) as set forth in Section 11.2 (Term of Purchased User Subscriptions). Such charges shall be made in advance, either annually or in accordance with any different billing frequency stated in the applicable Order Form. If the Order Form specifies that payment will be by a method other than a credit card, We will invoice You in advance and otherwise in accordance with the relevant Order Form. Unless otherwise stated in the Order Form, invoiced charges are due before provisioning of Our Services occurs. You are responsible for maintaining complete and accurate billing and contact information in the Services.
5.3. Overdue Charges. If any charges are not received from You by the due date, then at Our discretion, (a) such charges may accrue late interest at the rate of 1.5% of the outstanding balance per month, or the maximum rate permitted by law, whichever is lower, from the date such payment was due until the date paid, and/or (b) We may condition future subscription renewals and Order Forms on payment terms shorter than those specified in Section 5.2 (Invoicing and Payment).
5.4. Suspension of Service and Acceleration. If any amount owing by You under this or any other agreement for Our services is 30 or more days overdue (or 10 or more days overdue in the case of amounts You have authorized Us to charge to Your credit card), We may, without limiting Our other rights and remedies, accelerate Your unpaid fee obligations under such agreements so that all such obligations become immediately due and payable, and suspend Our services to You until such amounts are paid in full.
5.5. Taxes. Unless otherwise stated, Our fees do not include any taxes, levies, duties or similar governmental assessments of any nature, including but not limited to value-added, sales, use or withholding taxes, assessable by any local, state, provincial, federal or foreign jurisdiction (collectively, "Taxes"). You are responsible for paying all Taxes associated with Your purchases hereunder. If We have the legal obligation to pay or collect Taxes for which You are responsible under this paragraph, the appropriate amount shall be invoiced to and paid by You, unless You provide Us with a valid tax exemption certificate authorized by the appropriate taxing authority.
6. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
6.1. Reservation of Rights. Subject to the limited rights expressly granted hereunder, We reserve all rights, title and interest in and to the Services, the Website and all content available through the Services or Website, including all related intellectual property rights. No rights are granted to You hereunder other than as expressly set forth herein.
6.2. Restrictions. You shall not (i) permit any third party to access the Services except as permitted herein or in an Order Form, (ii) create derivate works, whether paid or unpaid, based on the Services including articles, blog content, reports, databases, analytics using Our content, (iii) copy, frame or mirror any part or content of the Services (iv) reverse engineer the Services, or (v) access the Services in order to (a) build a competitive product or service, or (b) copy any features, functions or graphics of the Services.
6.3. Unsolicited Information. By submitting any unsolicited information and materials, including comments, ideas, questions, designs, and other similar communications (collectively, "Unsolicited Information") to us through the Services or the Website you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions. All Unsolicited Information will be considered NON-CONFIDENTIAL and NON-PROPRIETARY. We, or any of our affiliates, may use such communication or material for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and further posting. Further, we and our affiliates are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication or material you send through the Services or the Website for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products. By submitting any Unsolicited Information, you are granting us a perpetual, royalty-free and irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, create derivative works from, transfer and sell such Unsolicited Information and to use your name and other identifying information in connection with such Unsolicited Information.
7.1. Definition of Confidential Information. As used herein, " Confidential Information" means all confidential information disclosed by Us to You whether orally or in writing, that is designated as confidential or that reasonably should be understood to be confidential given the nature of the information and the circumstances of disclosure. Our Confidential Information shall include, but is not limited to, the Services, the terms and conditions of this Agreement and all Order Forms, as well as business and marketing plans, technology and technical information, product plans and designs, and business processes disclosed by Us.
7.2. Protection of Confidential Information. Except as otherwise permitted in writing by Us, (i) You shall use the same degree of care that You use to protect the confidentiality of your own confidential information of like kind (but in no event less than reasonable care) not disclose or use any Confidential Information for any purpose other than as expressly permitted in this Agreement, and (ii) You shall limit access to Confidential Information to those of Your employees, contractors and agents who need such access for purposes consistent with this Agreement and who have signed confidentiality agreements with You containing protections no less stringent than those herein.
8. WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMERS
8.1. Warranties. Each party represents and warrants that it has the legal power to enter into this Agreement. You represent and warrant that You will not transmit to Us any Malicious Code.
8.2. Disclaimer. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, THE SERVICES, THE WEBSITE AND ALL CONTENT PROVIDED THEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. NONE OF US, OUR AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES OR OUR OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY THE "CBI PARTIES") GUARANTEES THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, SUITABILITY OR USEFULNESS OF ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICES, THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT PROVIDED THEREIN. NONE OF THE CBI PARTIES WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES, THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT PROVIDED THEREIN WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS SERVER OR ANY FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES, THE WEBSITE AND THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT PROVIDED THEREIN IS ASSUMED SOLELY BY YOU. NONE OF THE CBI PARTIES MAKE ANY, AND HEREBY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL, REPRESENTATIONS, ENDORSEMENTS, GUARANTEES, AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SERVICES, THE WEBSITE, OR THE CONTENT PROVIDED THEREIN INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SERVICES, THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT PROVIDED THEREIN IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICES, THE WESITE AND/OR SUCH .
You agree to indemnify and hold the CBI Parties harmless, including costs and attorneys' fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of (i) your access to or use of the Services, (ii) your violation of the terms of this Agreement, or (iii) the infringement by you, or any third party using your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. We reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of Us.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
10.1. Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU HEREUNDER OR, WITH RESPECT TO ANY SINGLE INCIDENT THE LESSOR OF $5000 OR THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU HEREUNDER IN THE SIX (6) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE INCIDENT.
10.2. Exclusion of Consequential and Related Damages. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, COVER OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
11. TERM AND TERMINATION
11.1. Term of Agreement. This Agreement commences on the date You accept it and continues until all User subscriptions granted in accordance with this Agreement have expired or been terminated, unless earlier terminated as permitted below.
11.2. Term of Purchased User Subscriptions. User subscriptions purchased by You commence on the start date specified in the applicable Order Form and continue for the subscription term specified therein. Except as otherwise specified in the applicable Order Form, all User subscriptions shall automatically renew for additional periods equal to the expiring subscription term or one year (whichever is shorter), unless either party gives the other notice of non-renewal at least 30 days before the end of the relevant subscription term. The per-unit pricing during any such renewal term shall be determined at our discretion. We will provide notice of a pricing increase before the end of such prior term, in which case the pricing increase shall be effective upon renewal and thereafter.
11.3. Termination for Cause. A party may terminate this Agreement for cause: (i) upon 30 days written notice to the other party of a material breach if such breach remains uncured at the expiration of such period, or (ii) if the other party becomes the subject of a petition in bankruptcy or any other proceeding relating to insolvency, receivership, liquidation or assignment for the benefit of creditors. Additionally, We may terminate this Agreement at any time immediately upon notice to you.
11.4. Payment upon Termination. Upon any termination for cause by Us, You shall pay any unpaid fees covering the remainder of the term of all Order Forms after the effective date of termination. In no event shall any termination relieve You of the obligation to pay any fees payable to Us for the period prior to the effective date of termination.
11.5. Surviving Provisions. Section 5 (Fees and Payment for Purchased Services), 6 (Proprietary Rights), 7(Confidentiality), 8.2 (Disclaimer), 9 (Indemnification), 10 (Limitation of Liability), 11.4 (Payment upon Termination), 12 (Who You Are Contracting With, Notices, Governing Law and Jurisdiction) and 13 (General Provisions), and this Section 11.5 shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
12. WHO YOU ARE CONTRACTING WITH, NOTICES, GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
12.1. General. You are contracting with the following company under this Agreement, and You should direct notices to under this Agreement to:
CB Information Services
160 Varick Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10013
12.2. Manner of Giving Notice. Except as otherwise specified in this Agreement, all notices, permissions and approvals hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given upon: (i) personal delivery, (ii) the second business day after mailing, (iii) the second business day after sending by confirmed facsimile, (iv) the first business day after sending by email or (v) by posting on the website.. Notices to You shall be addressed to the system administrator designated by You for Your relevant Services account, and in the case of billing-related notices, to the relevant billing contact designated by You.
12.3. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to its principles or rules of conflict of laws to the extent such principles or rules are not mandatorily applicable by statute and would require or permit the application of the laws of another jurisdiction, as to all matters, including but not limited to matters of validity, construction, effect, performance and remedies. Each Party consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the New York state courts located in the County of New York, in the borough of Manhattan and in the federal courts located in the Southern District of New York.
13. GENERAL PROVISIONS
13.1. Export Compliance. Each party shall comply with the export laws and regulations of the United States and other applicable jurisdictions in providing and using the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, (i) each party represents that it is not named on any U.S. government list of persons or entities prohibited from receiving exports, and (ii) You shall not permit Users to access or use Services in violation of any U.S. export embargo, prohibition or restriction.
13.2. Relationship of the Parties. The parties are independent contractors. This Agreement does not create a partnership, franchise, joint venture, agency, fiduciary or employment relationship between the parties.
13.3. No Third-Party Beneficiaries. There are no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement.
13.4. Waiver and Cumulative Remedies. No failure or delay by either party in exercising any right under this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of that right. Other than as expressly stated herein, the remedies provided herein are in addition to, and not exclusive of, any other remedies of a party at law or in equity.
13.5. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, the provision shall be modified by the court and interpreted so as best to accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in effect.
13.6. Attorney Fees. You shall pay on demand all of Our reasonable attorney fees and other costs incurred by Us to collect any fees or charges due Us under this Agreement following Your breach of Section 5.2 (Invoicing and Payment)
13.7. Assignment. You may not assign any of your rights or obligations hereunder, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Us. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their respective successors and permitted assigns.
13.8. Entire Agreement. This Agreement, including all Order Forms, constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, proposals or representations, written or oral, concerning its subject matter. No modification, amendment, or waiver of any provision of this Agreement shall be effective unless in writing and either signed or accepted electronically by the party against whom the modification, amendment or waiver is to be asserted. However, to the extent of any conflict or inconsistency between the provisions in the body of this Agreement and any Order Form, the terms of this Agreement shall prevail. Notwithstanding any language to the contrary therein, no terms or conditions stated in Your purchase order or other order documentation shall be incorporated into or form any part of this Agreement, and all such terms or conditions shall be null and void.