Sofa Biz Terms of Service
Sofabiz.com (https://www.sofabiz.com), including all of its related applications, dashboards, or platforms (individually and collectively, the “Website”), is owned and operated by Firefly Furnishings LLC dba Sofa Biz (“Sofa Biz,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). By using, installing, or accessing the Website or Services (as defined below), by signing or clicking to accept these terms or any Subscription Documentation (as defined below) referencing these terms, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (together, these “Terms”, or this “Agreement”).
If you are using a Sofa Biz Service on behalf of a company, organization, or other entity, then “Client” or “you” means that entity, and you are binding that entity to this Agreement. You represent and warrant that you have the legal power and authority to enter into this Agreement and that, if the Client is an entity, this Agreement is entered into by an employee, agent, or other authorized representative with all necessary authority to bind that entity to this Agreement.
1.1. “Confidential Information” means code, inventions, know-how, product plans, technical and financial, business, operational, or other information exchanged under this Agreement or learned during the performance of this Agreement, or that is identified as confidential at the time of disclosure or should reasonably be considered confidential based on the circumstances surrounding the disclosure and the nature of the information disclosed.
1.2. “Law(s)” means all applicable local, state, federal, and international laws, rules, and regulations, or amendments thereto, including but not limited to the Federal Trade Commission’s Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, and Do Not Call rules and prohibitions;
1.3. “Territory” means the United States
Other terms are defined in other Sections of this Agreement.
2. USE RIGHTS; RESTRICTIONS.
2.1. Eligibility and Use by Others. By agreeing to these Terms, Client warrants that it and its employees, agents, contractors, and any other users (including but not limited to Developer Partners or Third-Party Providers) whom Client has authorized to access the Services on its behalf (“Authorized Users”): (a) are over 18 years old; (b) have not previously been suspended or removed from the Services; and (c) will comply with all Laws when using the Services. Client may permit its Authorized Users to use the Services provided their use is for Client’s benefit only and remains in compliance with this Agreement. Authorized Users are and will be subject to the applicable terms and conditions of this Agreement, which may be communicated by posting to the Website or on a click-through basis to Authorized Users upon access to the Services and/or Website.
2.2. Use by Customers. Any person that is a client or customer, or that is a potential client or customer of Client (“Customer(s)”) who accesses and/or uses the Services, is subject to the Acceptable Use Policy and such other terms as may be provided by Sofa Biz from time to time, which includes Sofa Biz’S right to remove or disable access to any Customer or content or resource that violates the Acceptable Use Policy.
2.3. General Restrictions. Client must not (and must not allow any third party to): (a) modify or create a derivative work of the Sofa Biz Technology or any portion thereof or access the services with the intent to copy or create a competitive or derivative product/service; (b) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, translate, or otherwise seek to obtain or derive the source code, underlying ideas, algorithms, file formats, or non-public APIs to any Sofa Biz Technology or Services, except to the extent expressly permitted by applicable Law and then only upon advance notice to Sofa Biz; (c) break or circumvent any security measures or rate limits for Services; (d) distribute any portion of the Sofa Biz Technology other than as specifically permitted above; (e) use the Services in violation of the Acceptable Use Policy; or (f) remove or obscure any proprietary or other notices contained in the Sofa Biz Technology including in any reports or output obtained from the Sofa Biz Technology.
3. CLIENT DATA.
3.2. Aggregate/Anonymous Data. Client agrees that Sofa Biz will have the right to generate usage data from Client use of the Services and may aggregate anonymized Client Data (“Aggregate/Anonymous Data”). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the parties agree that Aggregate/Anonymous Data is Sofa Biz Technology, which Sofa Biz may use for any business purpose during or after the term of this Agreement (including without limitation to develop and improve Sofa Biz’s products and services and to create and distribute reports and other materials). Sofa Biz will not distribute Aggregate/Anonymous Data in a manner that personally identifies Client or its Customers, or that would otherwise violate applicable Laws.
3.4. Security. Sofa Biz agrees to maintain physical, technical, and organizational measures designed, in its discretion, to secure its systems from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Sofa Biz takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any Client Data other than its express security obligations in this Section 3.4.
3.5. Storage. Sofa Biz does not provide an archiving service. Client acknowledges that Sofa Biz may delete Client Data no longer in active use. Additionally, Client understands and agrees that following termination, Sofa Biz may delete all Client Data in its possession. Sofa Biz expressly disclaims all other obligations with respect to storage.
4. CLIENT OBLIGATIONS.
4.1. Warranty. Client warrants and represents that it will use the Services in full compliance with all Laws and terms of this Agreement, including the Acceptable Use Policy, and that it will not use the Services in a manner that would cause Sofa Biz to violate any obligation with respect to any such Laws. Client also warrants and represents that: (a) Client has sole ownership of any Client Data it provides to Sofa Biz, or otherwise has legal rights to provide such Client Data, and Client Data will not violate third-party rights, including intellectual property, privacy, and publicity rights; (b) Sofa Biz’s possession and/or use of the Client Data on Client’s behalf in connection with the Services, as contemplated hereunder, will not violate any contract, statute, regulation, or other third-party rights; (c) any Client Data Client and/or Client’s authorized representative(s) submit for publication on an online review or ratings website as a provider of goods or services will be true and accurate, and will only concern Client or the goods and/or services that Client provides; (d) Client is authorized to provide Sofa Biz with any Customer, Client, or Authorized User information it provides in connection with the Services, including any personally identifying information; and (e) Client and/or Client’s Authorized User(s) will only use the Services for interaction with actual Customers. If Client receives any take-down requests or infringement notices related to Client Data or its use of Third-Party Products, it will promptly stop using these items with the Services and notify Sofa Biz immediately.
5. AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES; SUPPORT.
5.1. Support. Sofa Biz makes available web-based support through the Website. Any support services are subject to this Agreement and Sofa Biz’s applicable support policies, if any.
6. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.
6.1. Obligation of Confidentiality. Except as otherwise expressly permitted in this Agreement, each party (as the receiving party) must: (a) hold in confidence and not disclose the other party’s Confidential Information to third parties; and (b) use the other party’s Confidential Information only as necessary to fulfill its obligations and exercise its rights under this Agreement. Each party may share the other party’s Confidential Information with its employees, agents, contractors, subcontractors, or Authorized Users having a legitimate need to know (which, for Sofa Biz, includes the subcontractors referenced in Section 13.6), provided that such party remains responsible for any recipient’s compliance with the terms of this Section 6 and these recipients are bound to confidentiality obligations no less protective than this Section.
6.2. Exclusions. These confidentiality obligations do not apply to (and Confidential Information does not include) information that: (a) is or becomes public knowledge through no fault of the receiving party; (b) was known by the receiving party prior to receipt of the Confidential Information; (c) is rightfully obtained by the receiving party from a third party without breach of any confidentiality obligation; or (d) is independently developed by the receiving party without using the disclosing party’s Confidential Information. A party may also disclose the other party’s Confidential Information to the extent required by law, subpoenas, or court orders, provided it uses commercially reasonable efforts to notify the other party (where permitted to do so) and cooperates in any effort by the other party to obtain confidential treatment for the information.
6.3. Remedies. The parties acknowledge that disclosure of Confidential Information may cause substantial harm for which damages alone may be an insufficient remedy, and so upon breach of this Section, each party is entitled to seek appropriate equitable relief in addition to any other remedies it may have at law.
7. SOFA BIZ TECHNOLOGY.
7.1. Ownership and Updates. By accepting this Agreement, Client acknowledges that it is obtaining only a limited right to use the Services and irrespective of any use of the words “purchase”, “sale”, or similar terms, no ownership rights are transferred to Client under this Agreement and, except as expressly permitted by such limited right, Client may not make any use of Sofa Biz Technology. Client agrees that Sofa Biz (or its suppliers) exclusively retains all rights, title, and interest (including all intellectual property rights) in and to all Services, products, any and all related documentation, software, technology, code, know-how, logos, trademarks, service marks, and templates (including in any reports or output obtained from the Services), anything delivered as part of support, materials or other services, and any updates, modifications, or derivative works of any of the foregoing, including as may incorporate any Feedback (as defined below) provided by Sofa Biz (collectively, “Sofa Biz Technology”) (which is deemed Sofa Biz’s Confidential Information) and reserves any licenses not specifically granted herein. Furthermore, Sofa Biz exclusively owns and reserves all right, title, and interest in and to Sofa Biz’s Confidential Information and any data, in anonymized or aggregated form that does not identify you, any end users, or any natural person, generated or derived from the use or operation of the Services, including volumes, frequencies, bounce rates, and performance results for the Services. The Services are offered as an online, hosted product. Accordingly, Client acknowledges and agrees that it has no right to obtain a copy of the software behind any Services and that Sofa Biz at its option may make updates, bug fixes, modifications, or improvements to the Services from time-to-time.
7.2. Feedback. If Client elects to provide any suggestions, comments, improvements, information, ideas, or other feedback or related materials to Sofa Biz (collectively, “Feedback”), Client hereby grants Sofa Biz a worldwide, perpetual, non-revocable, sublicensable, royalty-free right, and license to use, copy, disclose, license, distribute, and exploit any such Feedback in any manner without any obligation, payment, or restriction based on intellectual property rights or otherwise. Nothing in this Agreement limits Sofa Biz’s right to independently use, develop, evaluate, or market products, whether incorporating Feedback or otherwise.
8. THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS AND THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS.
Sofa Biz may, from time to time, contract with a third party to facilitate certain features of the Services, including as described in Section 13.6 of this Agreement. Sofa Biz may also allow or facilitate Client to make arrangements with other third-party providers that provide products or services in connection with, but which are not included in, the Services as defined in this Agreement (“Third-Party Provider(s)”). If Client elects to use any Third-Party Provider(s) or any applications, integrations, add-ons, software, code, online services, systems, and other products that are not Sofa Biz Technology (“Third-Party Products”) in connection with the Services, such Third-Party Provider(s) or Third-Party Products may make Third-Party Content available to Client and may access Client’s instance of the Services, including Client Data. Client agrees and acknowledges that use of such Third-Party Provider(s) or Third-Party Products may require Client to enter into separate terms and conditions with such third-party. Unless Sofa Biz expressly agrees otherwise in a signed writing, Sofa Biz (a) is not a party to any such terms; (b) will not be liable thereunder; (c) does not warrant or support Third-Party Providers, Third-Party Products; or Third-Party Content; and (d) disclaims all responsibility and liability for Third-Party Providers and their access to the Services, including their modification, deletion, disclosure, or collection of Client Data. Sofa Biz is not responsible in any way for Client Data once it is transmitted, copied, or removed from the Services. Unless Sofa Biz expressly states otherwise in signed writing, Third-Party Providers are not “subcontractors” under this Agreement, and Sofa Biz disclaims all responsibility and liability for the actions or omissions of any Third-Party Providers, including but not limited to Developers.
9.1. Indemnification by Client. Client will indemnify and hold harmless Sofa Biz and its officers, directors, employees, consultants, affiliates, subsidiaries, and agents (together, the “Sofa Biz Entities”) from and against any third-party claims and related costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising from or pertaining to: (a) your unauthorized use of, or misuse of, the Services; (b) your violation of, or any claim that you have violated, any applicable Law or third party right, including any intellectual property right or publicity, confidentiality, other property, or privacy right; (c) any dispute or issue between you and any third party (including but not limited to your Customers, any Developer Partners, and any Third-Party Providers); (d) any demand, dispute, or issue (including without limitation fee disputes) between you and any Payment Service Provider(s) (as defined in the applicable Additional Terms); (e) any Client Data; (f) Sofa Biz’s use, as contemplated in this Agreement, of any information provided to Sofa Biz by you or your Customers; (g) breach or alleged breach of this Agreement, including Client’s warranties and obligations; or (h) if applicable, any breach or alleged breach of Client’s obligations contained in the BAA. Client also agrees to defend the Sofa Biz Entities against these claims at Sofa Biz’s request, but Sofa Biz may participate in any claim through counsel of its own choosing and the parties will reasonably cooperate on any defense. In the event Sofa Biz assumes exclusive defense of such claims, Client agrees to cooperate with our defense of any such claims. Client may not settle any claim without Sofa Biz’s prior written consent if the settlement does not fully release Sofa Biz from liability or would require Sofa Biz to admit fault, pay any amounts, or take or refrain from taking any action.
9.2. Indemnification by Sofa Biz. Sofa Biz will indemnify and hold Client harmless from and against any third-party claims and related costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising from or pertaining to (a) Sofa Biz’s gross negligence or willful misconduct; or (b) Sofa Biz’s infringement, misappropriation, or violation of a third party’s intellectual property rights. Sofa Biz also agrees to defend Client against these claims at Client’s request, but Client may participate in any claim through counsel of its own choosing and the parties will reasonably cooperate on any defense. Sofa Biz must not settle any claim without Client’s prior written consent if the settlement does not fully release Client from liability or would require Client to admit fault, pay any amounts, or take or refrain from taking any action.
9.3. Exclusions to Sofa Biz’s Indemnification. Sofa Biz will not be required to indemnify Client in the event of: (a) modification of the Services by Client, its Authorized Users, Developer Partners, Third-Party Providers, affiliates, employees, or contractors in conflict with Client’s obligations or as a result of any prohibited activity under this Agreement, (b) use of the Services in a manner inconsistent with this Agreement, the Acceptable Use Policy, the Additional Terms, the Subscription Documentation, or any other agreement related to this Agreement, or (c) use of the Services in combination with any other application, product, or service not provided by Sofa Biz if such claim would not have occurred without such combination.
10.1. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED EXPRESSLY HEREIN, ALL SOFA BIZ TECHNOLOGY AND RELATED SERVICES, MATERIALS, AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SOFA BIZ TECHNOLOGY ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ON AN “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. NEITHER SOFA BIZ NOR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. SOFA BIZ MAKES NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR GUARANTEE THAT SOFA BIZ TECHNOLOGY WILL MEET CLIENT’S REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, THAT CLIENT DATA WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR PRESERVED WITHOUT LOSS, OR THAT SOFA BIZ TECHNOLOGY WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED, OR ERROR-FREE, AND SOFA BIZ DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THOSE ISSUES WILL BE CORRECTED. SOFA BIZ WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE IN ANY MANNER FOR ANY CLIENT PROPERTIES, THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS, THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, OR NON-SOFA BIZ SERVICES (INCLUDING FOR ANY DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS, TRANSMISSION ERRORS, SECURITY FAILURES, AND OTHER PROBLEMS CAUSED BY THESE ITEMS), FOR THE COLLECTION, USE, AND DISCLOSURE OF CLIENT DATA AUTHORIZED BY THIS AGREEMENT, OR FOR DECISIONS OR ACTIONS TAKEN (OR NOT TAKEN) BY CLIENT BASED UPON SOFA BIZ TECHNOLOGY OR SOFA BIZ’S RELATED SERVICES (INCLUDING CHANGES TO CLIENT PROPERTIES). THE DISCLAIMERS IN THIS SECTION 13 WILL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN. CLIENT MAY HAVE OTHER STATUTORY RIGHTS. HOWEVER, ANY STATUTORILY REQUIRED WARRANTIES UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IF ANY, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE SHORTEST PERIOD AND MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
10.2. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SERVICES OR SOFA BIZ ENTITIES OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY REGARDING ANY OF THE SOFA BIZ ENTITIES OR THE SERVICES THAT IS NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS. SOFA BIZ DOES NOT PROVIDE ITS CLIENTS WITH LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING DATA PRIVACY OR COMPLIANCE WITH RELEVANT LAW IN ANY JURISDICTION, AND ANY STATEMENTS MADE BY SOFA BIZ TO ITS CLIENT(S) DO NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE. USE OF THE SERVICES DOES NOT GUARANTEE COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS IN ANY JURISDICTION.
11. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.
14.1. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL SOFA BIZ OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, LOST OR INACCURATE DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, LOST PROFITS, COSTS OF DELAY, REPUTATIONAL HARM, OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, COVER, RELIANCE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, HOWEVER CAUSED, EVEN IF INFORMED IN ADVANCE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL SOFA BIZ’S OR ITS SUPPLIERS’ TOTAL LIABILITY EXCEED IN AGGREGATE THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY CLIENT TO SOFA BIZ FOR THE APPLICABLE SERVICE(S) OR RELATED SERVICE(S) IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRECEDING THE CLAIM. FOR FREE ACCESS SUBSCRIPTIONS OR BETA RELEASES, SOFA BIZ’S TOTAL LIABILITY WILL NOT EXCEED IN AGGREGATE FIFTY U.S. DOLLARS ($50.00 US). NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, NONE OF THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION 14 EXCLUDES EITHER PARTY’S LIABILITY FOR FRAUD OR FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY TO THE EXTENT CAUSED BY A PARTY’S NEGLIGENCE. IN ADDITION, THE LAWS IN SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW SOME OF THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY IN THIS SECTION. IF ANY OF THESE LAWS IS FOUND TO APPLY TO THIS AGREEMENT, THIS SECTION 14 WILL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY SUCH LAW. EACH PARTY ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT THIS SECTION 14 IS A FUNDAMENTAL BASIS OF THE BARGAIN AND A REASONABLE ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND WILL SURVIVE AND APPLY TO ANY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, ANY SOFA BIZ TECHNOLOGY, OR ANY RELATED SERVICES, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY (CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE), EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY IN THIS AGREEMENT IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. EACH PROVISION OF THESE TERMS THAT PROVIDES FOR A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES IS INTENDED TO AND DOES ALLOCATE THE RISKS BETWEEN THE PARTIES UNDER THESE TERMS. THIS ALLOCATION IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES. EACH OF THESE PROVISIONS IS SEVERABLE AND INDEPENDENT OF ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION 11 WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
12. DISPUTE RESOLUTION.
If a dispute arises between the parties related to this Agreement or the Services provided therefrom, and the dispute cannot be settled through informal negotiations, the parties agree to resolve their dispute (referred to herein as “Claim(s)”) as follows:
12.1. Mediation. The parties agree to participate in mediation to settle their Claims in accordance with the rules and procedures found in Utah Code § 78B-10-101 et seq. (Utah Uniform Mediation Act and referred to as “UUMA”) and this Agreement before a party can file a judicial action, whether in a court of law, an administrative body, government agency, or otherwise. If there are any conflicting provisions between UUMA and this Agreement, the provisions in this Agreement will govern.
12.1.1. Notice. Mediation must be conducted within sixty (60) days from a party receiving written notice of Claims from a complaining party. The notice must contain a detailed description of the nature of the Claims and the requested relief sought.
12.1.2. Mediator Selection and Mediator Fees. A neutral mediator will be selected as mutually agreed upon by the parties. The mediator’s fees and costs will be paid to the mediator at the end of mediation, with both parties equally sharing the mediation costs and paying their own legal fees and costs.
12.1.3. Location. Mediation will occur in Salt Lake City, Utah.
12.2. Judicial Action. If the parties are unable to resolve the Claim pursuant to the mandatory mediation referenced above (or if one of the parties refuses to participate in the mandatory mediation or fails to respond to a complaining party’s request for mediation), the parties may subsequently file a judicial action.
12.3. Disputes Not Subject to the Mediation Process. The following claims or actions are not subject to the mandatory mediation provisions of this Section 12:
12.3.1. A request for an order of injunctive relief and any related incidental damages;
12.3.2. A request for an order to prevent the disclosure of or misuse of Confidential Information or trade secrets; and/or
12.3.3. Enforcement of Client’s payment obligations as set forth under Section 4.
13.1. Assignment. This Agreement will bind and inure to the benefit of each party’s permitted successors and assigns. Neither party may assign or purport to assign any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement without the advance written consent of the other party (which must not be unreasonably withheld), except that Sofa Biz may assign this Agreement without consent to an affiliate or in connection with a merger, reorganization, acquisition, or other transfer of all or substantially all of its assets or voting securities. Any attempt to transfer or assign this Agreement except as expressly authorized under this Section 13.1 will be null and void.
13.2. Notices. Any notice or communication to Sofa Biz under this Agreement must be in writing. Client must send any notices under this Agreement (including breach notices) to Sofa Biz at 8496 S Harrison St #116, Sandy, UT 84047 (include “Attn. Legal Department” in the subject line). Sofa Biz may send notices to the e-mail addresses on Client’s account or, at Sofa Biz’s option, to Client’s last-known postal address. Sofa Biz may also provide operational notices regarding the Services or other business-related notices through conspicuous posting of such notice on Sofa Biz’s Website or the Services. Each party hereby consents to receipt of electronic notices and agrees that any notices, agreements, disclosures, or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that those communications be in writing. Sofa Biz is not responsible for any automatic filtering Client or its network provider may apply to email notifications.
13.3. Publicity. Unless otherwise specified in the applicable Subscription Documentation, Sofa Biz may use Client’s name, logo, and marks to identify Client as a Sofa Biz Client on Sofa Biz’s website and other marketing materials.
13.4. Sofa Biz Communication with Client. You agree that Sofa Biz may send you emails and text messages, including transactional, operational, and marketing messages, possibly using automated technology, to the email or phone number you provide to Sofa Biz. Message and/or data rates may apply to such messages, and you may opt out at any time. You will keep your contact information up to date and will notify Sofa Biz immediately in the event that your contact information changes.
13.5. Referral Programs. Sofa Biz may, from time to time, and in its sole discretion, offer referral programs or opportunities to certain Sofa Biz clients or users. Such programs or opportunities may include incentives for such clients or users to promote Sofa Biz and/or its Services to their family or friends. Participation in such programs or opportunities is completely voluntary and is subject to individual agreements. Sofa Biz may modify, discontinue, or terminate any referral program or similar opportunity at any time, without notice.
13.6. Subcontractors. Sofa Biz may use subcontractors and permit them to exercise the rights granted to Sofa Biz in order to provide the Services and related services under this Agreement. Except as otherwise set forth in the DPA, Sofa Biz will not be required to obtain Client’s consent or provide notice of such subcontracting or delegation. To avoid any doubt, Sofa Biz remains responsible for the performance of its obligations or the exercise of its rights under this Agreement regardless of any subcontracting or delegation.
13.7. Subpoenas. Nothing in this Agreement prevents Sofa Biz from disclosing Client Data to the extent required by law, subpoenas, or court orders, but Sofa Biz will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify Client where permitted to do so.
13.8. Independent Contractors. The parties to this Agreement are independent contractors, and this Agreement does not create a partnership, joint venture, employment, franchise, or agency relationship. Neither party has the power to bind the other or incur obligations on the other party’s behalf without the other party’s prior written consent.
13.9. Force Majeure. Neither party will be liable for any delay or failure to perform its obligations under this Agreement (except payment obligations) if the delay or failure is due to causes beyond its reasonable control, such as a strike, blockade, war, act of terrorism, riot, natural disaster, disruption in transportation systems, disruption of labor force, national or state emergency, epidemic, pandemic, communicable disease outbreak, failure or reduction of power or telecommunications or data networks or services, or government act or order.
13.10. Amendments; Waivers. Sofa Biz may update or modify these Terms (including the Additional Terms and any referenced policies and other documents) from time to time by giving reasonable notice and posting a revised version on the Website or Services or by notification via the email associated with your account. If a change to these Terms materially modifies your rights or obligations, you may be required to click through the updated Terms to show acceptance and to continue to use the Services. Material modifications are effective upon the earlier of your acceptance of the modified Terms or upon your next subsequent Subscription Term. Immaterial modifications will become effective upon posting or notification, and continued use of the Services or Website, following the update, will constitute acceptance of the updated Terms. If Client does not agree to the updated Terms, Client will no longer have the right to use the Services, except where applicable Law requires different treatment. Except as otherwise described in this Section 16.10, any modification, supplementation, replacement, novation or amendment to this Agreement must be made in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of each party (each in its discretion). No waiver will be implied from conduct or failure to enforce or exercise rights or delay in exercising any right under this Agreement. No waiver of any provision of this Agreement will constitute a waiver of any other provision, whether or not similar, nor will any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. Failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not operate as a waiver of such provision or any other provision or of the right to enforce such provision or any other provision. Waivers must be made in writing and executed by a duly authorized representative of the waiving party.
13.11. Headings. The headings used in this Agreement are for ease of reference only. They are not intended as a complete restatement of the matters contained under each heading, and you acknowledge that you have read and understand all the text of this Agreement, and not just the headings.
13.12. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is found by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement may otherwise remain in effect, and all other provisions remain in full effect.
13.13. No Third-Party Rights. Nothing in this Agreement confers on any third party the right to enforce any provision of this Agreement. Client acknowledges that each Subscription only permits use by and for the legal entity or entities identified in the Subscription Documentation and not any affiliates. Furthermore, Client’s affiliates are not permitted to use the Services under these Terms unless an affiliate agrees to these Terms individually and creates its own account.
13.14. Attorneys’ Fees and Costs. The substantially prevailing party in any action to enforce this Agreement will be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs for the action.
13.15. Entire Agreement. This Agreement, including these Terms, represents the parties’ complete and exclusive understanding relating to the Agreement’s subject matter. It supersedes all prior or contemporaneous oral or written communications, proposals, and representations with respect to the Sofa Biz Technology or any other subject matter covered by this Agreement. The terms of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the Sale of Goods do not apply to this Agreement. The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) will not apply to this Agreement regardless of when or where adopted. Any terms provided by Client (including as part of any purchase order or other business form used by Client) are for administrative purposes only and have no legal effect.
13.16. Counterparts; Electronic Transmission. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which will constitute an original, and all of which will constitute one and the same instrument. A facsimile or other reproduction of this Agreement may be executed by one or more parties hereto, and an executed copy of this Agreement may be delivered by one or more parties hereto by facsimile or similar electronic transmission device pursuant to which the signature of or on behalf of such party can be seen, and such execution and delivery will be considered valid, binding and effective for all purposes. At the request of any party hereto, all parties hereto agree to execute an original of this Agreement as well as any facsimile or other reproduction hereof.
13.17. Governing Law; Jurisdiction and Venue. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Utah and the United States, without regard to choice or conflict of law rules thereof. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for actions related to the subject matter of this Agreement will be the state courts located in Salt Lake County or Utah County, Utah or the United States District Court for the District of Utah, and both parties submit to the personal jurisdiction of these courts.
13.18. Notice to California Residents. If you are a California resident, under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, you may contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 1625 N. Market Blvd., Suite S-202, Sacramento, California 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210 in order to resolve a complaint regarding the Services or to receive further information regarding use of the Services.
13.19. Notice Regarding Apple. This Section 16.19 only applies to the extent you are using our mobile application on an iOS device. You acknowledge that these Terms are between you and Sofa Biz only, not with Apple Inc. (“Apple”), and Apple is not responsible for the Services or the content thereof. Apple has no obligation to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Services. If the Services fail to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple and Apple will refund any applicable purchase price for the mobile application to you; and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple has no other warranty obligation with respect to the Services. Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims by you or any third party relating to the Services or your possession and/or use of the Services, including: (a) product liability claims; (b) any claim that the Services fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; or (c) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. Apple is not responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement, and discharge of any third-party claim that the Services and/or your possession and use of the Services infringe a third party’s intellectual property rights. You agree to comply with any applicable third-party terms when using the Services. Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms, and upon your acceptance of these Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as a third-party beneficiary of these Terms. You hereby represent and warrant that: (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
Effective July 24, 2023