These CBISA Subscriber Terms (“Terms”) explain your rights and obligations as a subscriber. They are a legal agreement, so please read them carefully.
“CBISA” is a family of online services for community benefit, social accountability and community engagement tracking and reporting offered by Lyon Associates, Inc., an Ohio corporation doing business as Lyon Software (“Lyon”). CBISA is a trademark of Lyon.
Words such as “you” and “your” refer to the legal entity subscribing to CBISA, not to any individual employee of the subscriber.
In order to provide subscribers with the best possible service at the lowest possible cost, we are not able to negotiate exceptions from these terms, but if you are a state institution, please see section 12.
1. REGISTRATION AND ACTIVATION.
You become a subscriber of a particular CBISA service (for example, CBISA Online or CBISA Plus), and bound by these Terms, when you set up your CBISA account and obtain a user name and password.
“Subscription” means your rights to use CBISA. Your Subscription allows you to use the particular CBISA service only for the internal use of one reporting entity, typically one institution. To use CBISA for multiple reporting entities, you must purchase multiple subscriptions. You may not use CBISA to provide services for third parties.
Your Subscription allows you access to CBISA and certain additional Services (defined in Section 4) under the terms of your Subscription and these Terms.
You are solely responsible for all activity on your Subscription and for the security of your computer system and network. You may create additional user names and passwords for members of your organization as permitted by your Subscription, but you may not otherwise reveal, share or otherwise allow others to use your password or Subscription.
2. DATA PRIVACY, ETC.
a. License Terms.
Your Subscription is a limited, terminable, non-exclusive license and right to use CBISA during the term of your Subscription according to these Terms. You may not use CBISA for any purpose other than the permitted access to the CBISA service. In its sole discretion, Lyon may enhance, update, or otherwise change CBISA from time to time. The system requirements to use CBISA may change over time.
You may not transfer, assign or sublicense your Subscription to a third party. However, you may assign your Subscription to another internal reporting entity, or to an affiliate under common control, upon prior written notice to Lyon.
All title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights in and to CBISA and any and all copies thereof are owned by Lyon. All rights are reserved, except as expressly stated herein. CBISA is protected by the copyright laws of the United States, international copyright treaties and conventions and other laws.
You may not, in whole or in part, copy, photocopy, reproduce, translate, reverse engineer, derive source code, modify, disassemble, decompile, create derivative works based on, or remove any proprietary notices or labels from CBISA or any manuals, newsletters, training materials, or other materials relating to CBISA (collectively, “Documentation”) without the prior written consent of Lyon.
As used in these Terms, “Services” refers to any training, technical support, data extraction, or other services provided by or on behalf of Lyon relating to CBISA. Some Services are included in your Subscription fee; other Services are optional and provided for an additional charge, as provided below.
The Services included in your Subscription fee include unlimited telephone technical support relating to set-up and operation of CBISA during Lyon’s normal business hours. Lyon may refer technical support questions relating to hardware or to software not provided by Lyon (such as your operating system or web browser) to your internal information technology department.
Upon your request, you may also obtain additional Services from Lyon, such as on-site or off-site training, or data extraction. Lyon does not guarantee the availability of these additional Services, and Lyon’s fees and expenses for such additional Services may change from time to time.
Subscriptions for CBISA are invoiced annually, at the then-current annual renewal fee, up to one month before the beginning of each Subscription year. Lyon may change its Subscription initial and renewal fees from time to time, but any changes will take effect only at the beginning of your next renewal term.
Invoices are payable within thirty (30) days after receipt. Payments may be made in any manner specified by Lyon. All fees are stated in U.S. dollars. Lyon reserves the right to suspend access to CBISA for nonpayment upon notice to you.
If your Subscription or the Services are subject to any type of sales or use tax, then Lyon may also charge you for any such taxes unless you provide Lyon with a certificate of exemption. However, you are solely responsible for any applicable sales or use tax applicable to your Subscription or the Services.
6. LIMITED WARRANTIES; DISCLAIMERS; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
a. Limited Warranty Regarding Performance.
Lyon warrants that CBISA will perform substantially in accordance with documentation provided by Lyon, as it may exist from time to time.
b. Limited Warranty Regarding Access.
Lyon will make reasonable commercial efforts to provide hosting through an appropriately certified third party hosting service. However, Lyon does not guarantee continuous, error-free, virus-free or secure operation and access to CBISA. Moreover, Lyon is not responsible for any downtime, errors, viruses, or security issues relating to your hardware or software (for example, your hardware or browser) or your Internet service provider.
c. Limited Warranty Regarding Noninfringement.
Lyon warrants that the CBISA service, as provided by Lyon and used in accordance with the Terms, does not infringe upon any valid United States patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any third party.
EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF USE OR PERFORMANCE OF CBISA, THE DOCUMENTATION, AND SERVICES REMAINS WITH YOU, THE USER. EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS, LYON EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS (I) ANY WARRANTY FOR CBISA, THE DOCUMENTATION AND THE SERVICES, AND (II) ANY COMMON LAW DUTIES WITH REGARD TO CBISA, THE DOCUMENTATION AND THE SERVICES, INCLUDING DUTIES OF LACK OF NEGLIGENCE AND LACK OF WORKMANLIKE EFFORT. EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS, CBISA, THE DOCUMENTATION AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. THIS SECTION WILL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
e. Limitation Of Liability.
LYON IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH CBISA, THE DOCUMENTATION OR THE SERVICES, OR THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SAME, EVEN IN THE EVENT OF FAULT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR BREACH OF LYON’S WARRANTIES AND EVEN IF LYON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
LYON’S LIABILITY FOR ANY BREACH OF THESE TERMS IS LIMITED TO REFUNDING THE PORTION OF ANY PAID SUBSCRIPTION FEE ACCRUING AFTER THE TERMINATION DATE.
THESE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS REGARDING DAMAGES APPLY EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. THIS SECTION WILL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
If you timely object to an amendment, Lyon may, in its sole discretion, either (a) rescind the amendment as it relates to you for the remainder of the then current annual term, or (b) terminate your Subscription and refund a portion of the Subscription fee pursuant to Section 9.c. If you renew your Subscription thereafter, it will be subject to these Terms as amended.
9. TERM AND TERMINATION
The start-up term of your Subscription begins as of the date that you set up your CBISA account and obtain a user name and password, and will continue through the end of that calendar month and for one (1) year thereafter. (For example, if you first set up your CBISA account on January 3, your start-up term begins on January 3 and continues through January 31 of the following year.) You may renew your Subscription for annual renewal terms thereafter.
b. Termination by You.
You may terminate your Subscription at any time by notice to Lyon. Unless Lyon has breached these Terms (and then subject to the limitations and exclusions in these Terms), you are not entitled to a refund of any Subscription fee.
c. Termination by Lyon.
Lyon may terminate your Subscription at any time by notice to you. If Lyon terminates your Subscription, and you have not in any way breached these Terms, Lyon will refund to you any portion of the Subscription fee which you have paid but which accrues after the termination date.
d. Survival of Terms.
Sections 2. 3.b, 3.c, 6, and 7 will survive any expiration or termination of your Subscription.
10. APPLICABLE LAW
Your Subscription and these Terms shall be governed by Ohio law, without reference to conflict of laws principles.
Any controversy or claim between you and Lyon, including without limitation controversies or claims relating to your Subscription or these Terms, shall be determined by binding arbitration in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act (or if not applicable, the applicable state law), and the Rules of Practice and Procedure for the Arbitration of Commercial Disputes of Endispute, Inc., doing business as (“J.A.M.S.”). The arbitration shall be conducted in Toledo, Ohio, and administered by J.A.M.S. who will appoint an arbitrator; if J.A.M.S. is unable or legally precluded from administering the arbitration, then the American Arbitration Association will serve. Judgment upon any arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Lyon or you may bring an action to compel arbitration in any court having jurisdiction over such action.
12. STATE INSTITUTIONS
If you are a federal or state institution, i.e., an institution that is owned and operated by a federal or state agency, and federal or state laws or regulations that apply to your institution conflicts with Section 7 (Indemnity), 10 (Applicable Law), or 11 (Arbitration), then those sections will be deemed amended the minimum amount necessary to comply with those laws or regulations.
If any provision of these Terms is determined to be unenforceable, such provision will be deemed amended the minimum amount necessary to permit its enforcement. These Terms constitute and contain the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any prior oral or written agreements. These Terms are not intended to confer and does not confer any rights or remedies upon any person other than you and Lyon.
Lyon’s obligations are subject to existing laws and legal process and Lyon may comply with law enforcement or regulatory requests or requirements notwithstanding any contrary term.
Revision Date: April 30, 2013