Phalanx provides automated file encryption and encrypted file sharing for data protection, privacy, and secure communication. Phalanx is not in the business of selling advertising or marketing information about our users. Phalanx will never sell information about you to anyone.
The information that Phalanx sees is listed below.
We will acknowledge that your email address (with associated name) is a member of the Phalanx system in order to make it easier for Phalanx members to find each other. If you find that someone is abusing this capability, please let us know.
Phalanx uses encryption to protect your information. Because Phalanx never persistently stores your data (documents, files, or emails) and secures your keys, Phalanx will not decrypt or otherwise read the content of your information.
Using Phalanx’s organizational management portal, organizations and individuals can provide selected groups of individuals – most often IT administrators – with the ability to retrieve chosen sets of keys upon request of the user or the data’s associated approval group. This mechanism is most often used for user account recovery and data export to comply with the legal discovery process. Phalanx ensures that the owner of any data item will have full visibility and control as to how these retrieval mechanisms are configured for the data they own (meaning that if an IT administrator’s approval group can reconstitute a user’s key for recovery purposes, that user will be able to view that the group is capable of doing so).
In order to understand how the Phalanx platform is used and to provide a better service experience, Phalanx counts and aggregates information pertaining to system use. This metadata is only generated after your information has been encrypted.
Examples of metadata include the number of files encrypted/decrypted per day, the amount of file transfers used per individual, and the number of devices used per user. This metadata will be used strictly to improve the system performance or provide data reports and will never be sold to any third party. In no way does this metadata enable Phalanx to decrypt or read the contents of the underlying data.
Phalanx communicates and leverages third-party data to effectively integrate with other ecosystems. We interact with the minimum required data and protect it in the same way as data that is native to Phalanx. The following describes what third-party data is accessed and how it is used across the Phalanx platforms.
Google Drive API: We request Google Drive metadata (filetype, permissions) so we’re able to effectively perform our encryption and decryption actions. We never access the contents of the files nor do we ever store the contents of the file on our servers or databases. Only filename and an ID is retained for audit logging. We also use the Google User's email to associate the Google Account with their Phalanx account. The Google User's profile picture is also temporarily viewed for permission quick glances, but we do not retain nor store the data.
Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of the User’s consent, the Owner shall collect new consent from the User, where required.
If you have any questions or concerns about Phalanx, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This End User License Agreement (“EULA” or “Agreement”) constitutes the terms and conditions on which Phalanx AI Inc, a Delaware corporation with offices at 4141 N Henderson Rd, Unit 1219, Arlington, VA 22203 and/or its suppliers/licensors (collectively, as applicable “Phalanx”) provide the software licenses, application-hosting, warranty coverage and other services purchased by an end-user or other entity (“you” or “Subscriber”) directly from Phalanx or through Phalanx’s authorized distributor or reseller. Your rights and Phalanx’s and its suppliers/licensors’ obligations hereunder are conditioned upon your payment of all applicable license fees, subscription fees, and other payments due in connection with your license and/or purchase and your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in this and other agreements with Phalanx.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF THIS EULA CAREFULLY. THIS IS A LEGAL AND ENFORCEABLE CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND PHALANX:
BY CLICKING THE “I ACCEPT”, “SUBSCRIBE NOW”, “PURCHASE NOW”, “BUY NOW”, OR “ORDER NOW” BOX OR BY USING ANY SOFTWARE OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY PHALANX, OR BY ACCEPTING OR SIGNING PHALANX’S QUOTATION OR PURCHASE ORDER, OR WHEN ANY PHALANX PROVIDED SOFTWARE AND/OR SERVICE IS “IN USE”, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY AND BECOME A PARTY TO THIS EULA, AND IF YOU ARE ACCEPTING ON BEHALF OF AN ENTITY, THAT YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO BIND SUCH ENTITY TO THIS EULA. YOU AGREE THAT THIS EULA IS AS ENFORCEABLE AS ANY WRITTEN, NEGOTIATED CONTRACT SIGNED BY YOU AND PHALANX. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN THIS EULA, PHALANX IS UNWILLING TO GRANT YOU THIS LICENSE OR TO PERMIT YOU TO ACCESS ITS SOFTWARE OR ITS SERVICES AND YOU SHOULD NOT INSTALL OR USE THE SOFTWARE OR USE THE SERVICES. IF APPLICABLE, AND IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS PRIOR TO USING THE SOFTWARE OR SERVICES, YOU MUST PROMPTLY RETURN THE SOFTWARE TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE. IF ANY SOFTWARE HAS BEEN INSTALLED ON YOUR SYSTEM THEN YOU MUST ALSO IMMEDIATELY UNINSTALL THE SOFTWARE.
This EULA, together with the following agreements (all of which are incorporated herein by reference) constitute the entire contract between Phalanx and Subscriber, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings between Phalanx and Subscriber, whether written or oral, relating to the subject matter hereof: (i) the quotation that we may have issued to you (“Quotation“); (ii) the Services Agreement or Statement of Work that we may have issued to you (“SOW”); (iii) the Service Level Agreement; (iv) the Acceptable Use Policy; and (v) any applicable third-party license agreement(s). The effective date of this Agreement is the earlier of the dates which you sign a Quotation, SOW or click your acceptance of this EULA during the installation, upgrade or update of the Software, or when you first use the Software or Service. Any purchase orders, statement of work or other document issued by you or any entity other than by Phalanx shall be valid only for the purpose of identifying this Agreement or the SOW and shall be used for reference purposes only, and any terms included in such purchase orders are void and shall be of no effect. Phalanx’s failure to object to provisions contained in any communication from Subscriber shall not be deemed a waiver of the provisions herein.
1.1 Subscription Services – Phalanx may, if Subscriber is current on all fees to Phalanx and fully complies with the terms of the Agreement, throughout the Term, provide on a regular basis, modifications to, enhancements, Updates and or Upgrades to the Software. Phalanx retains the right, at its discretion, to create any modifications to, enhancements, Updates and Upgrades of the Software without notice. “Updates means a minor modification or addition that includes corrections or modifications (other than an Upgrade) to correct errors, provide patches, bug fixes or minor enhancements. “Upgrades” means a major revision or modification which changes its utility or efficiency and/or which adds features, functions, applications or modules.
1.2 Support and Maintenance Services – During the Term Phalanx will, if Subscriber is current on all fees to Phalanx and fully complies with the terms of the Agreement, provide support and maintenance services as detailed in the applicable Quotation, Service Level Agreement or separate SOW issued by Phalanx.
1.3 No Consulting or Advisory Services – If agreed to in writing between Subscriber and Phalanx, Phalanx may provide Subscriber with other services.
1.4 No Consulting or Advisory Services – Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that Phalanx is not providing any consulting or advisory services to Subscriber, unless agreed to otherwise in a Quotation, written agreement or SOW between Phalanx and Subscriber.
“Software” means any computer program provided by or made available by Phalanx, including software distributed on demand, software as a service (SAAS), preinstalled on hardware or delivered as a client installation or as part of a Deliverable and may include “open source software”. “Service” means, as applicable (please see the applicable Quotation or SOW for the exact scope of your Service), the (i) subscription services licensed to Subscriber, which may include, but not be limited to, the subscription service for the use the Software and other services, (ii) any support and maintenance services, or (iii) any service provided pursuant to a separate SOW, including implementation service.
3. Fees and Payment.
Subscriber agrees to pay the fees in the manner as set forth in the Quotation, SOW or directly through Phalanx’s website. A one and a half percent (1.5%) monthly service charge is payable on all overdue balances that are outstanding past the due date (or the highest rate permitted by applicable law, whichever is lowest). All fees are exclusive of, and Subscriber is responsible for, applicable foreign, federal, state, or local sales, use, excise, value added, export or other applicable taxes other than taxes on the net income of Phalanx, and all customs, duties and other governmental fees or levies. Subscriber shall pay or reimburse Phalanx for any such taxes and Phalanx may add any such taxes to invoices submitted to Subscriber by Phalanx. Phalanx shall be entitled to any costs of collecting any amount past due hereunder, including reasonable attorneys’ fees. Unless otherwise agreed in the Quotation or SOW, all payments are to be in United States dollars. Additional terms and conditions may apply if Subscriber licenses Software and/or purchases Services through the Phalanx website (“Web Purchase”) using a credit card.
Subject to Subscriber’s payment of all applicable fees to Phalanx and Subscriber’s acceptance of and compliance with all the terms and conditions of the Agreement, Phalanx hereby grants to Subscriber, during the Term, and for Subscriber’s internal business purposes only, a limited, revocable, personal, non-sub-licensable, non-transferable, non-assignable and non-exclusive license (the “License”) to (a) install, where applicable, and/or use one copy of the Software (unless the Quotation permits multiple copies) for Subscriber’s internal use only and only for its intended purpose(s) in accordance with Phalanx’s user documentation and the Agreement; and (b) use the Service only for Subscriber’s internal use, and only for its intended purpose(s) in accordance with Phalanx’s user documentation and the Agreement. The Software and Service are licensed, not sold, to Subscriber for use only under the terms of the Agreement; ownership of the Software, Service and Deliverables remains at all times with Phalanx or its suppliers/licensors. The terms of the EULA will govern any Upgrades and Updates provided by Phalanx that replace and/or supplement the original Software and/or Service, unless such upgrade or update is accompanied by a separate license in which case the terms of that license will govern. The Software and access to the Service are limited to the number of personal computers, licensed workstations, subscriptions, mailboxes users, seats or any other device that accesses the internet, number of servers, or IP addresses, as reflected in the Quotation, SOW or Web Purchase (collectively the “Seats” or “Users”), as well as the functionality, term periods, applications, modules, the amount of data or data capture rates, and/or special options paid for by Subscriber and authorized by Phalanx as reflected in the Quotation, SOW or Web Purchase. Subscriber will notify Phalanx in advance of having actual Seats that exceeds the maximum number of Seats permitted in the Quotation, SOW or Web Purchase and Phalanx will charge Subscriber for the additional Seats. Upon termination or Subscriber’s breach of the license or the Agreement, Subscriber no longer has any right to use the Software and/or Service.
5. License Restrictions and Ownership.
(a) Phalanx reserves all rights not expressly granted to Subscriber in this Agreement. Other than the rights expressly granted to Subscriber in this Agreement, Phalanx and its suppliers/licensors retain all of their rights to their respective trademarks, logos, trade names, and service marks, website(s), technologies, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, know-how, and other intellectual property and proprietary rights. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Phalanx or its suppliers/licensors shall at all times solely and exclusively own all worldwide rights, title, and interest in and to the Software and Service, and all worldwide intellectual property rights therein. No implied licenses are granted herein. To the extent you provide any suggestions or comments related to the Software or Service to Phalanx, Phalanx shall have the right to retain and use any such suggestions or comments in current or future products or services, without your approval or further compensation to you. Subscriber may not (i) use any reverse compilation, reverse engineering, decompilation or disassembly techniques or similar methods to determine any design structure, concepts and construction method of the Software or Service or replicate the functionality of the Software or Service for any purpose; (ii) remove, modify, or obscure any Phalanx or other copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices affixed to or displayed on or in the Software or Service, and shall not allow any third party to take any such action; (iii) transfer, distribute, sublicense, rent, lease, modify, translate, make any attempt to create derivative works from, and/or assign or otherwise make available the Software or Service or any portion thereof to a third party; (iv) transfer the Software from the Hardware through a network or other data transmission channels to another hardware appliance or computer; (v) use the Software or Service in connection with more Seats or Users than the number of Seats or Users approved in the Quotation or SOW or otherwise use the Software or Service in any manner contrary to any restrictions set forth in the Quotation, SOW or Web Purchase; or (vi) use the Software or Service for purposes of performance comparison to other competitive offerings for the purpose of publishing or otherwise making available the results to a third party without Phalanx’s prior written consent.
(b) Subscriber agrees that all ideas, know-how, processes, information, drawings, documents, designs, models, inventions, copyrightable material and other tangible and intangible materials authored, prepared, created, made, developed, delivered, conceived or reduced to practice, in whole or in part, by Phalanx in the course of providing the Service, including, without limitation, computer programs, data and documentation (collectively, the “Works”) are and will be the sole and exclusive property of Phalanx, and Subscriber hereby irrevocably, expressly and automatically assigns, in perpetuity, all right, title and interest in and to such Works to Phalanx, including, without limitation, all copyrights, patent rights, trade secrets, trademarks, moral rights and all other applicable proprietary and intellectual property rights throughout the world. If Subscriber has any rights to the Works that cannot (as a matter of law) be assigned to Phalanx in accordance with the foregoing, Subscriber unconditionally and irrevocably: (i) waives the enforcement of such rights; and (ii) grants to Phalanx an exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license (a) to reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, and otherwise use and exploit such Works, (b) to use, make, have made, sell, offer to sell, import, and otherwise exploit any product or service based on, embodying, incorporating, or derived from the Works, and (c) to exercise any and all other present or future rights not yet known in the Works, in each case with the right to sublicense such rights through multiple levels of sublicensees. Subscriber agrees to render all reasonably required assistance to Phalanx to protect Phalanx’s rights under this Section 5. In the event that Phalanx is unable to secure Subscriber’s signature on any documents deemed necessary by Phalanx to carry out the purposes of this Section 5, Subscriber hereby irrevocably designates and appoints Phalanx or its designee(s) as Subscriber’s agent and attorney-in-fact, which appointment is coupled with an interest, to act for and in Subscriber’s behalf to execute, verify and file any such documents.
The initial term of the Service shall be for the initial duration set forth in the Quotation or SOW (the “Initial Term”). The Agreement may be terminated in the manner provided in Section 7. Absent termination of this Agreement in accordance with Section 7, or contrary provisions in the Quotation or SOW, the Service shall automatically renew for successive rollover terms (each a “Rollover Term”) for the same duration as the Initial Term, with each such Rollover Term commencing on the applicable anniversary date of the commencement of the previous Initial Term or Rollover Term and any (the Initial Term and any applicable Rollover Term are collectively referred to in this Agreement as the “Term”). By way of example, if the original Term was for three (3) years and had an effective date on June 1, 2018, then unless the Agreement is terminated in the manner provided in Section 7, the first Rollover Term shall commence on June 1, 2021 for a three-year term and Subscriber shall be required to pay the then current fees. Phalanx shall endeavor to provide Subscriber with written notice at least 30 days prior to the expiration of the Term and each Rollover Term. This Section 6 shall not apply to Web Purchases that shall be governed by different terms and conditions.
Either party may terminate this Agreement:
(a) Without cause at any time with written notice. Such termination shall be effective at the conclusion of the Term during which such termination occurred;
(b) At any time upon written notice in the event Subscriber has committed a breach of this Agreement which remains uncured forty-five (45) days after written notice of such breach, Phalanx may terminate this Agreement, except that Phalanx may terminate this Agreement immediately upon written notice for a breach by Subscriber of Section 4, 5 or 9; or
(c) Automatically and without providing written notice at the expiration of an evaluation period.
8. Effect of Termination.
Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, (a) Subscriber accounts will be downgraded to the Free tier, which only allows a subset of features of the Software and Service, (b) all accrued rights to payments shall survive and Subscriber shall promptly pay in full to Phalanx all outstanding and unpaid fees, (c) in the event the Agreement is terminated by Phalanx for breach by Subscriber or by Subscriber under Section 7(a), Subscriber will be required to promptly pay in full all outstanding and unpaid fees, as well as the fees detailed in the Quotation, including, without limitation, all fees payable through the end of the then current Term, (d) any data previously encrypted with the Software will remain encrypted and is able to be accessed with the free tier accounts, however any other features associated with the Software and Service will be unavailable.
9. Confidential Information.
9.1 Definition of Confidential Information. Phalanx and Subscriber understand and agree that in the performance of this Agreement, each party may have access to or may be exposed to, directly or indirectly, proprietary or confidential information of the other party, and third parties such as Phalanx’s suppliers/licensors, including, but not limited to, trade secrets, product plans, names, business or marketing plans, manufacturing processes, business opportunities, technical data, computer programs, software source or object codes, machinery and equipment, systems, products, projects, price lists, research and development data, business materials, website usage statistics, and technical information (“Confidential Information”).
9.2 Protection of Confidential Information. Each party agrees that it shall not, during the Term of this Agreement and after its termination, use (except as expressly authorized by this Agreement or by Phalanx) or disclose Confidential Information of another party without the prior written consent of that party, unless the receiving party can prove such Confidential Information (i) was known to the receiving party prior to the Effective Date of this Agreement, or (ii) becomes publicly available without breach of this Agreement, or (iii) becomes known to the receiving party after rightful disclosure from a third party not under an obligation of confidentiality; or (iv) was disclosed to the minimum extent necessary to comply with a lawful court order or government regulation, provided that the party making such disclosure provides the other party with advance written notice thereof, and reasonably cooperates with the other party to seek confidential or protective treatment of such information. In addition, each party agrees to take all reasonable measures to protect and maintain in confidence the Confidential Information received from the other party.
9.3 Data Integrity. The Subscriber, not Phalanx, shall have sole responsibility for the accuracy, quality, integrity, legality, reliability, appropriateness, and intellectual property ownership or right to use of all Subscriber data Software, and Phalanx shall not be responsible or liable for the deletion, correction, destruction, damage, loss or failure to store or back up any such Subscriber data. It is your responsibility at all times to backup your data. Phalanx reserves the right to convert Subscriber’s accounts to free tier accounts without notice for any breach, including, without limitation, Subscriber’s non-payment. Any data previously encrypted with the Software will remain encrypted and is able to be accessed with the free tier accounts, however any other features associated with the Software and Service will be unavailable.
10.1 Warranties by Both Parties. Each party represents and warrants to the other party that it has the right to enter into this Agreement and perform its obligations hereunder in the manner contemplated by this Agreement.
10.2 Warranties By Subscriber. Subscriber represents, warrants, and covenants that it shall comply with all applicable laws, rules, ordinances, and regulations of the United States of America, any State thereof, all applicable foreign jurisdictions, and any other applicable laws, rules, ordinances, and regulations in connection with the performance of Subscriber’s obligations under this Agreement and any use of the Software and/or Service, including, but not limited to, the U.S. Export Administration Regulations, as well as end-user, end-use, and destination restrictions issued by U.S. and other governments (for additional information on U.S. export controls see http://www.bis.doc.gov). Subscriber may not export or re-export, or allow the export or re-export of any product, technology or information you obtain or learn pursuant to this Agreement in violation of any law, restriction or regulation. Subscriber agrees to hold Phalanx and its suppliers/licensors harmless from and against any claims arising out of, or relating to your violation of any export control law or other applicable law.
10.3 Phalanx Warranties. Subscriber acknowledges that, on the basis of today’s technologies, it is not possible to manufacture computer software or provide services that perform its functionality error-free in all applications and combinations. Subject to (i) Subscriber’s compliance with all the terms of the Agreement, (ii) Subscriber obtaining the Software directly from Phalanx or from a Phalanx authorized distributor or reseller and (iii) the proper installation and use of the Software, Phalanx warrants that the Software will substantially conform with Phalanx’s then current functional specifications as set forth in the applicable documentation for three (3) months from the date of shipment (the “Warranty”). Phalanx’s sole obligation with respect to a breach of the Warranty, during the Term, shall be to repair or replace the defective Phalanx Software at no charge to you. All warranty claims must be made on or before the expiration of the warranty period specified herein. In the event Subscriber fails to return a defective Software within 30 days of receiving a replacement Software, Subscriber will be required to pay for the then current price of replacing the Software with no right to receive a credit in the event the defective Software is received by Phalanx later than the 30-day grace period. If Phalanx replaces the Software, and if at the time of such replacement Phalanx has launched a new version of the Software, then Phalanx retains the right to replace the Software with the new version, at Phalanx’s sole discretion.
10.4 Limitation of Liability.
(a) The above limited warranty does not apply and is voidable by Phalanx, at its discretion, if the Software (i) has been altered, except by Phalanx or its authorized representative, (ii) has not been installed, operated, repaired, or maintained in accordance with instructions supplied by Phalanx, (iii) has been subjected to misuse or negligence; or (iv) is licensed for beta, evaluation, testing or demonstration purposes or for which Phalanx does not charge a purchase price or license fee. This Warranty is also voidable by Phalanx, at its discretion, if the Software is used for any other purpose other than for its intended purpose or if Subscriber has in any way violated the terms of the Agreement.
(b) Phalanx explicitly disclaims any and all other warranties, conditions or representations, expressed or implied including, but not limited to, the absence of defects, flaws or malfunctions of the Software or Service, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. In particular, Subscriber acknowledges that except as provided above, the Service or Software is provided “as is” AND “AS AVAILABLE”, WITH ALL FAULTS AND without warranty of any kind. Phalanx DOES NOT WARRANT THAT the Service or Software WILL MEET SUBSCRIBER’S REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SUBSCRIBER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT NO SOFTWARE OR SERVICE CAN EVER BE 100% ERROR FREE AND THAT THERE IS THEREFORE NO SUBSTITUTE FOR USING COMMON SENSE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, PHALANX DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY, CONCERNING THE SOFTWARE OR SERVICE OR OTHERWISE RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. The entire responsibility in connection with the consequences resulting from the use of the Service or Software as well as the intended or achieved results resulting from the use of the Service or Software lies entirely with Subscriber. If Subscriber has acquired the Service or Software through an authorized distributor or reseller of Phalanx, Phalanx shall not be held responsible for any additional promises or warranties made by such distributor or reseller.
(c) Not withstanding anything in this agreement to the contrary, TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL PHALANX OR ITS SUPPLIERS/LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, DATA BREACH, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE OR SOFTWARE, ANY WARRANTY OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY, HOWEVER CAUSED, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY (CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) AND EVEN IF PHALANX OR ITS SUPPLIERS/LICENSORS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING IN THIS EULA (OR ANY OTHER AGREEMENT BETWEEN SUBSCRIBER AND PHALANX) TO THE CONTRARY, PHALANX’S AND ITS SUPPLIERS/LICENSORS’ LIABILITY SHALL IN NO EVENT AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF RECOVERY EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT RECEIVED BY PHALANX (UNDER THE APPLICABLE SOW, WEB PURCHASE or QUOTATION GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM) DURING THE PRECEDING THREE (3) MONTHS PERIOD. THE SOLE REMEDY FOR A BREACH OF ANY APPLICABLE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH IN THIS EULA IS, AT THE OPTION OF PHALANX, REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE DEFECTIVE OR NON-CONFORMING SERVICE OR SOFTWARE. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL PHALANX OR ITS SUPPLIERS/LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR PERSONAL INJURY. The foregoing is Subscriber’s sole and exclusive remedy and states Phalanx’s entire liability.
Subscriber agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Phalanx and Phalanx’s suppliers, licensors, affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from all expenses, losses, damages or liabilities (including reasonable legal fees) arising out of or relating to any third party claims, demands, or suits, in connection with (i) a breach of Subscriber’s warranties, representations, covenants, or obligations set forth herein; and (ii) a violation by Subscriber of any laws, rules or regulations or third party patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret or privacy rights; or (iii) any data or content included in or used in conjunction with the Software by Subscriber.
12. Force Majeure.
Phalanx and its suppliers/licensors shall not be liable to Subscriber or any other person or entity for any delay or failure in the performance of this Agreement or for loss or damage of any nature whatsoever suffered by such party due to disruption or unavailability of communication facilities, utility or Internet service provider failure, acts of war, acts of God, acts of vandalism, terrorism, lightning, fire, flood, riots, strikes or any other causes beyond Phalanx’s reasonable control.
Phalanx may, at its expense, automatically audit (or have audited by an auditor engaged by Phalanx) Subscriber’s use of the Software and/or Service to confirm compliance with this Agreement and accuracy of payments made by Subscriber. In addition, Phalanx shall be permitted to conduct automated audits at its discretion, provided that such automated audits take place without accessing Subscriber’s internal information technology networks and do not materially interfere with Subscriber’s use of the Software. If an audit reveals that Subscriber has underpaid fees to Phalanx, Subscriber shall pay Phalanx such underpaid fees based upon the charging methodology set forth on the Quotation or SOW.
14. Independent Contractor.
The relationship of Phalanx and Subscriber is solely that of independent contractors. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed to give either party the power to direct or control the activities of the other or constitute either party as the other’s partner, joint venturer, co-owner, agent, franchisee or employee. Neither party is authorized or empowered to transact business, incur obligations, or make representations on behalf of the other party.
16. Governing Law, Dispute Resolution and Exclusive Jurisdiction
(a) This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted exclusively in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Delaware, U.S.A., without reference to conflict of laws principles or international law, including, without limitation, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, as revised, or to the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act, as adopted in any jurisdiction, and to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, Subscriber expressly waives any rights to the application of any other law or regulation on the effect thereof. Any lawsuit arising from or related to this Agreement shall be brought exclusively before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or, if jurisdiction is not available in such court, any state court of the Commonwealth of Virginia located in said district, and you hereby consent to the jurisdiction of any such court. The parties hereby irrevocably waive any objection to the jurisdiction of such courts based on any ground, including, without limitation, improper venue or forum non conveniens.
(b) In the event of any dispute arising out of or related in any way to this Agreement (except for non-payment by Subscriber), the parties agree to first attempt, in good faith, to settle such disputes informally through direct discussions and direct negotiations. If a resolution cannot be reached informally, the parties agree to submit such disputes to non-binding mediation before a mutually acceptable mediator. Informal dispute resolutions and mediation must be attempted in good faith before the filing of any lawsuit. For purposes of the procedures set forth in this paragraph, a “dispute” shall mean any action, dispute, claim or controversy of any kind, whether in contract or tort, statutory or common law, legal or equitable, now existing or hereafter arising under or in connection with, or in any way pertaining to this Agreement. No formal proceedings for the judicial resolution of any dispute, except for the seeking of equitable or injunctive relief, may begin until the dispute resolution procedure hereunder is completed.
(c) Subscriber acknowledges that any breach of Subscriber’s obligations under this Agreement that relates to the proprietary rights (including breach of Section 5), or that is otherwise not subject to remedy by monetary damages, will cause Phalanx irreparable harm, and that Phalanx accordingly will be entitled to injunctive and other equitable relief in addition to all other remedies provided by this Agreement or available at law, in any court of competent jurisdiction.
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