Product Licensing Terms

Terms and Conditions

The Hunley Group, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company with its principal office located at 428 South Main Street, Ste B-616 Davidson, NC 28036 (“Hunley Group”) and the customer identified above (“Customer”) hereby agree that the following terms and conditions will apply to the Order Form above for the software as a service (“SAAS”) referenced therein.

    1. Provision of Product. Hunley Group will provide Customer with access to its proprietary software service offering products (each a “Product”) as specifically set forth on order form above (“Order Form”) subject to, and in accordance with, the terms and conditions of this Agreement. As to certain Products, the Order Form may also indicate a specific data partner from which data is to be provided for use with the Product (“Data Partner”).  In order to use the Product, Customer is responsible at Customer’s own expense for (a) providing Hunley Group with access to the application programming interface (“API”) of the Data Partner in order to allow Hunley Group to access Customer’s data, if applicable; and (b) for providing its own access to the internet, either directly or through devices that access web-based content, and for paying any fees associated with such access. Services associated with customization of Products beyond basic setup will be governed by a separate professional services agreement as appropriate.
    2. License Grant.  Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and in consideration for the payment of fees set forth on the Order Form, Hunley Group hereby grants to Customer a non-exclusive, non-transferable license for Customer’s Users (as defined below) to access and use the Product with respect to the number of Users for which Customer has paid fees (“Authorized Users”), solely for Customer’s internal business purposes and solely for the specific Product offering indicated on the Order Form.  A “User” shall mean an employee, or independent contractor of Customer.  This license is restricted to use by Customer (or its applicable Permitted Affiliates, as defined below, subject to the requirements in the next sentence below) and its Users and does not include the right to use Hunley Group Technology (as hereinafter defined) on behalf of any third party or the right to permit any non-User to access or use the Product. Customer may permit its wholly-owned subsidiaries or other affiliates it controls (“Permitted Affiliates”) to exercise its rights or perform its obligations hereunder; provided that (i) such Permitted Affiliates agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement as if they were “Customer” herein (and Customer’s execution of the Order Form shall be deemed to be on behalf of itself and such Permitted Affiliates for this purpose); and (ii) all acts and omissions of such Permitted Affiliates (for clarity, including such Permitted Affiliates’ personnel) shall be deemed to be acts and omissions of Customer and Customer shall be responsible therefor. Customer also agrees to be bound by any further restrictions set forth on the Order Form.  All rights not expressly granted to Customer are reserved by Hunley Group and its licensors.  There are no implied rights.
    3. Provisioning.  Hunley Group will enable the Customer to assign Authorized Users within Salesforce for access to the Product. The number of Authorized Users may not exceed the number of Authorized Users authorized by Hunley Group, and for each defined user category (sales managers, sales representatives), if applicable, as set forth on the Order Form and paid for by Customer. Customer will identify certain Authorized Users who will have administrative, security and supervisory capacities with respect to Customer’s access to the Product.
    4. Hunley Group Technology.  In connection with the delivery of the Product, Hunley Group shall operate and support the hosted environment used by Hunley Group to deliver the Product, including, without limitation, the Hunley Group Technology. “Hunley Group Technology” means all of Hunley Group’s proprietary technology (including software, hardware, products, processes, algorithms, user interfaces, know-how, techniques, designs and other tangible or intangible technical material or information) made available to Customer by Hunley Group in providing the Product, but for clarity, excludes Customer Data and Customer Confidential Information.
    5. Support During the term of this Agreement, Hunley Group will provide Customer with Hunley Group’s standard support for the Product at no additional cost.
    6. Downtime.  Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Hunley Group shall use commercially reasonable efforts to provide access to the Product for twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week throughout the term of this Agreement.  Customer agrees that from time to time the Product may be inaccessible or inoperable for various reasons, including (i) equipment malfunctions; (ii) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which Hunley Group may undertake from time to time (“Scheduled Maintenance”); or (iii) causes beyond the control of Hunley Group or which are not reasonably foreseeable by Hunley Group, including interruption or failure of telecommunication or digital transmission links, hostile network attacks or network congestion or other failures (collectively “Downtime”).  Hunley Group shall use commercially reasonable efforts to provide at least two weeks notice, but in no case shall it provide less than 5 days notice of such Scheduled Maintenance. Hunley Group will exercise reasonable efforts to perform Scheduled Maintenance in the windows described below:
Order of Preference Maintenance Window
1st Sat or Sun (US Eastern Time) at least three days before the end of a calendar month
2nd (to be used when 1st Maintenance Window not reasonably available) Monday through Friday (US Eastern Time) at least three days before the end of a calendar month, beginning no earlier than 9pm and ending no later than 5am

Hunley Group shall use commercially reasonable efforts to minimize any disruption, inaccessibility and/or inoperability of the Product in connection with Downtime, whether scheduled or not.

  1. Restrictions.  Unauthorized use (including any resale or commercial exploitation) of the Product or any Hunley Group Technology in any way is expressly prohibited.  Customer shall not (and shall not allow any third party to): reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code form or structure of any Hunley Group Technology, or access the Product in order to build a competitive product or service or copy any ideas, features or functions of the Product.  Customer shall not copy, license, sell, transfer, make available, lease, time-share, distribute, or assign the Product or any Hunley Group Technology to any third-party.  Customer shall take all measures necessary to ensure compliance by all of its Users with all terms and conditions of this Agreement, and Customer shall be responsible for all acts and omissions of such Users in connection with this Agreement.  Customer shall keep all passwords safe and secure, and shall be responsible for all use of the Product using passwords issued to Customer and its Users.  In addition to Hunley Group’s other remedies hereunder, Hunley Group reserves the right upon ten (10) days prior written notice to Customer to terminate any User’s right to access the Product if Hunley Group can reasonably demonstrate to Customer that such User has materially violated the restrictions contained in this Agreement.
  2. Hunley Group Ownership. Customer acknowledges and agrees that (i) as between Hunley Group and Customer, all right, title and interest in and to the Hunley Group Technology and the Product and all derivatives thereof (including any and all patents, copyrights, trade secret rights, trademarks, trade names and other intellectual property and proprietary rights embodied therein or associated therewith) are and shall remain Hunley Group’s or its licensors’, and this Agreement in no way conveys any right or interest in the Hunley Group Technology or the Product other than a limited license to use the Product in accordance herewith, and (ii) the Hunley Group Technology and the Product are works protected by copyright, trade secret, and other proprietary rights and laws.  The Hunley Group name, the Hunley Group logo, and the product names associated with the Product are trademarks of Hunley Group or third parties, and no right or license is granted to use them.  Customer shall not remove any Hunley Group trademark or logo from the Product.
  3. Payments.
    a. Fees. Customer shall pay to Hunley Group the fees specified and in accordance with the schedule set forth on the applicable Order Form. Invoices will be sent, and shall be payable, at the beginning of the contractual period, at minimum on an annual basis. If Customer usage (e.g., number of Authorized Users or Data Sources) expands beyond what is authorized under the applicable Order Form, Customer will be billed immediately and agrees to pay for the additional usage pursuant to Hunley Group’s then-current fees and payment terms (unless other pricing for such additional usage is specifically set forth in the applicable Order Form).  Payment is due upon receipt of invoice. Customer agrees to pay a late charge of one and half percent (1 1/2%) per month (or part of a month), or the maximum lawful rate permitted by applicable law, whichever is less, for all amounts not paid when due and not subject to a good faith dispute raised in a timely manner.
    b. Taxes.  Amounts set forth on the Order Form exclude taxes. Customer will be solely responsible for, and will promptly pay, all taxes of any kind (including but not limited to sales and use taxes) associated with this Agreement, the Products, or Customer’s and its Users access to the Product, except for taxes based on Hunley Group’s net income or payroll.
    c. Travel Expenses. Customer shall reimburse Hunley Group for out-of-pocket travel and living expenses, to the extent requested or approved by Customer, within thirty days after invoice by Hunley Group.
  4. Customer Data.
    a. Customer will provide, upload or import into the Product, and/or permit Hunley Group to remotely access, upload and import, data, information, materials and processes as necessary and required for the Product to perform its functionality (“Customer Data ”) including, without limitation, Customer Data generated, maintained and/or stored by third party applications used by Customer, which may include the Data Partner application(s) (“Third Party Applications”). The sources of the Customer Data, whether from Customer or Third Party Applications are collectively “Data Sources” for purposes of this Agreement.
    b. Customer grants Hunley Group a worldwide, non-exclusive and royalty-free, limited and revocable license to access, copy, use, store, host, make derivative works of, adapt, display, perform, transmit and distribute to Hunley Group such Customer Data under or in connection this Agreement only as necessary and required for the Product to perform its functionality for Customer. Customer represents and warrants that Customer has obtained all necessary permissions, rights and consents for all Customer Data provided to Hunley Group, including without limitation the right to access, upload and import Customer Data from Third Party Applications and other Data Sources, under this Agreement to enable Hunley Group to provide the Product functionality for Customer.
    c. All Customer Data will be stored in a private and secure fashion, and will not be used by Hunley Group except as necessary to provide the Product.   Hunley Group shall operate the Product in a manner that provides reasonable information security for Customer Data, using commercially reasonable data backup, security, and recovery protections.
  5. Warranties.
    a. Customer represents and warrants that: (i) Customer Data and its use by Hunley Group as permitted by this Agreement will not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other intellectual property or personal rights held by any third party; (ii) Customer has all corporate (or other organization type) power and authority to enter into this Agreement and has duly and validly authorized this Agreement; and (iii) Customer shall comply with all laws, regulations and rules applicable to Customer and its use of the Product.
    b. Customer shall not, and shall not knowingly permit others to, (i) remove any proprietary notices or labels on the Product (including without limitation, any copyright, trademark notices), or (ii) use the Product other than as expressly permitted hereunder.
    c. Hunley Group represents and warrants that (i) it will provide the Product in a competent and workmanlike manner; (ii) it has all corporate power and authority to enter into this Agreement and has duly and validly authorized this Agreement, and (iii) it shall comply with all laws, regulations and rules applicable to provision of the Product. Hunley Group does not warrant that it will be able to correct all reported defects or that use of the Product will be uninterrupted or error free. Hunley Group makes no warranty regarding features or products provided by Data Partner or any other third parties.  Hunley Group retains the right to modify its products and services at its discretion provided that doing so does not have a material adverse impact on the Product hereunder.  Customer’s sole remedy for Hunley Group’s breach of the warranty in clause (c)(i) above shall be that Hunley Group shall remedy the applicable error, or if Hunley Group is unable to do so in a timely manner, refund to Customer actual damages up to a limit of the fees paid for the Product for the period during which the breach of warranty occurred.
    d. Customer acknowledges and agrees that except for the express warranties provided above in this Section 11, all warranties, whether express, implied or statutory, and all obligations and representations as to performance, including all warranties which might arise from course of dealing or custom or trade and including all implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are hereby expressly excluded and disclaimed by Hunley Group.  No Data Partner makes any representations or warranties with respect to Hunley Group’s performance under this Agreement.
  6. Limitation of Liability. Except for its indemnification obligations hereunder (Section 13), Customer’s breach of Section 7 (Restrictions), confidentiality obligations of each of Customer and Hunley Group (each a “Party”) (Section 18), gross negligence or willful misconduct, or customer’s payment obligations hereunder: (i) to the fullest extent permissible by law, each Party’s aggregate liability for all damages arising out of or related to this agreement, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, shall not exceed the amount of fees paid by Customer to Hunley Group under this Agreement during the prior six (6) months; and
    (ii) in no event shall either Party (or for Hunley Group, its licensors or other providers) be liable for indirect, consequential, special, incidental, exemplary or punitive damages (which may include the loss of anticipated profits or revenues) arising out of or related to this Agreement, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise.
    The Parties agree that the limitations of liability set forth in this section 12 are a fundamental basis of the bargain, that Hunley Group has set its fees in reliance on the enforceability of these provisions, and that they shall apply notwithstanding that any limited remedy or this Agreement shall fail its essential purpose.
  7. Indemnification.
    a. Hunley Group shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Customer, its affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents (collectively, “Related Persons”) from and against any liabilities, losses, damages, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, experts’ fees and court costs (collectively, “Losses”) to the extent resulting from any third party claim, demand, suit or proceeding (each, a “Claim”) based on any allegation that the Product, as provided by Hunley Group hereunder, infringes or misappropriates any copyright or trade secret of such third party.  If a claim of infringement or misappropriation occurs, or if Hunley Group determines that a claim is likely to occur, Hunley Group shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to either: (i) procure for Customer the right or license to continue to use the Product free of the infringement claim; or (ii) replace or modify the Product to make it non-infringing.  If these remedies are not reasonably available to Hunley Group, Hunley Group may, at its option, terminate this Agreement and return to Customer any pre-paid unused fees for the Product.  Despite the provisions of this Section, Hunley Group has no obligation with respect to any claim of infringement or misappropriation that is based upon or arises out of (x) Customer’s use of the Product other than in accordance with the applicable documentation or Hunley Group’s written directions or policies; or (y) any third party software, other technology, data or content, or any Customer Data. For any infringement by the Product, this section states the entire liability of Hunley Group and Customer’s sole and exclusive remedies.
    b. Customer shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Hunley Group and its Related Persons from and against any Losses to the extent resulting from any Claim based on any allegation that the Customer Data infringes, violates or misappropriates such third party’s intellectual property or proprietary rights.
    c. As conditions to the indemnification obligations in paragraphs (a) and (b) above, the indemnified party shall (i) promptly notify the indemnifying party in writing of any Claim for which indemnity is claimed, provided that failure to so notify will not relieve the indemnifying party’s indemnification obligation except to the extent it is prejudiced thereby; (ii) allow the indemnifying party sole control, at its expense, of the defense and settlement of the Claim, provided that (A) the indemnified party may participate in such defense and settlement via counsel of its own choosing, at its sole expense, and (B) any settlement shall be subject to the prior written consent of the indemnified party, not unreasonably withheld; and (iii) reasonably cooperate with the indemnifying party with respect to such defense and settlement.
  8. Assignment. This Agreement will bind and inure to the benefit of each party’s successors and permitted assigns.  Neither party shall, without the prior written consent of the other party, assign or transfer this Agreement, in whole or in part, provided that either party may assign this Agreement in its entirety, without consent, to any successor to its business, including in connection with any merger, consolidation, and any sale of all or substantially all of its assets or any other transaction in which more than fifty percent (50%) of the party’s voting securities are transferred, provided that such successor agrees in writing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement.
  9. Entire Agreement.  This Agreement, including the Order Form, contains the complete understanding and agreement of the parties and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements or understandings, oral or written (including confidentiality agreements), relating to the subject matter herein. Notwithstanding any course of dealings between the parties at any time, no purchase order, invoice or similar document shall be construed to modify any of the terms of this Agreement, unless the document is (a) signed by both parties and (b) expressly refers to all provisions of this Agreement that the parties intend to modify by such document.  This Agreement may be executed electronically or in multiple counterparts, all of which, taken together, shall constitute one and the same instrument. Delivery of an executed signature page by facsimile or email shall be deemed effective as delivery of a manually-executed counterpart.  Any conflict between the terms set forth on an Order Form and this Agreement shall be controlled by the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
  10. Termination and Suspension. This Agreement takes effect on the Effective Date indicated on the Order Form and shall continue until completion for the period of performance set forth in the Order Form and through completion of the period of performance set forth in any subsequent Order Form, if later.  Unless otherwise set forth on the Order Form, at the end of each such period of performance, each Order Form will automatically renew for a successive term of the contract, unless either party gives written notice of non-renewal at least 30 days before the renewal date.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party will have the right to terminate this Agreement if the other party materially breaches this Agreement and fails to cure such breach within thirty (30) days after written notice thereof.  In addition to the foregoing, Hunley Group also reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to suspend providing the Product and Customer agrees that Hunley Group may shut off and suspend Customer’s access to the Product at any time, without having to terminate this Agreement, if Customer is more than thirty (30) days late with respect to any undisputed payments due hereunder, subject to being provided written notice of such payment delinquency by Hunley Group.  Upon such suspension, Customer shall still be liable for all payments that have accrued prior to the date of suspension.  Hunley Group will not be obligated to restore access to the Product until Customer has paid all fees owed to Hunley Group.
  11. After Termination.  Upon any termination or expiration of this Agreement: (i) all licenses and rights granted hereunder shall terminate and Hunley Group shall no longer provide access to the Product to Customer and (ii) Customer shall cease and cause its Users to cease using the Product.  Upon termination of this Agreement by Hunley Group due to Customer’s uncured breach, in addition to any other remedies Hunley Group may have for such breach, Customer shall pay Hunley Group for all fees that had accrued prior to the termination date.  Except as expressly provided herein, termination of this Agreement by either party will be a nonexclusive remedy for breach and will be without prejudice to any other right or remedy of such party.  Sections 7, 8,  and 12-21, and any other terms related to interpretation of this Agreement or which by their nature should remain applicable, and all accrued payment obligations, will survive termination or expiration of this Agreement.
  12. Confidentiality Each Party agrees that during the term of this Agreement, information that is confidential may be disclosed to the other Party, including, but not limited to Hunley Group Technology, Customer Data, software, technical processes and formulas, source codes, product designs, sales, cost and other unpublished financial information, product and business plans, advertising revenues, projections, and marketing data (“Confidential Information”). Confidential Information shall not include information that the receiving Party can demonstrate (a) is generally known to the public at the time of its disclosure, or thereafter becomes generally known to the public through a source other than the receiving Party, (b) was known to the receiving Party as of the time of its disclosure, (c) is independently developed by the receiving Party, or (d) is subsequently learned from a third party not under a confidentiality obligation to the providing Party. Except as provided for in this Agreement, each Party shall not make any disclosure of the other Party’s Confidential Information to anyone other than its employees, contractors or Users who have a need to know in connection with this Agreement. Each Party shall notify its employees, contractors and Users of their confidentiality obligations with respect to the other Party’s Confidential Information and shall require its employees, contractors and Users to comply with these obligations. The confidentiality obligations of each Party and its employees and Users shall survive three years beyond the expiration or termination of this Agreement.  Hunley Group shall have the right to publicly use Customer’s name and logo on lists published on Hunley Group’s website and in marketing materials.  Hunley Group may announce the customer relationship in a press release provided that Hunley Group obtains Customer’s prior approval of the release and the wording of the release, not unreasonably withheld.
  13. Notices. Any notice required or permitted hereunder shall be in writing and may be delivered to the contact person listed on the Order Form as follows (with notice deemed given as indicated): (i) by personal delivery when delivered personally; (ii) by established overnight courier upon written verification of receipt; (iii) by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, upon verification of receipt; or (iv) by electronic delivery when receipt is confirmed orally. Either party may change its contact person for notices and/or address for notice by means of notice to the other party given in accordance with this Section.
  14. Force Majeure.  If either party is prevented from performing any of its obligations under this Agreement (except for Customer’s obligation to pay amounts due to Hunley Group) due to any cause beyond the party’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, an act of God, fire, flood, explosion, war, strike, embargo, government regulation, COVID-19 and all variants thereof, civil or military authority, acts or omissions of carriers, transmitters, providers, or acts of vandals (each, a “Force Majeure Event”), the time for that party’s performance will be extended for the period of the delay or inability to perform due to such occurrence; provided that, if a party suffering a Force Majeure Event is unable to resume performance within thirty (30) days, the other party may terminate this Agreement by written notice thereof.
  15. Resolution of disputes. In the event of a dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the breach thereof, which the parties cannot adequately resolve, the parties agree to submit the matter to a non-binding mediated settlement conference pursuant to North Carolina’s Rules Implementing Statewide Mediated Settlement Conferences and Other Settlement Procedures in Superior Court Civil Actions. If mediation is unsuccessful, the dispute shall be decided by binding arbitration pursuant to the North Carolina Revised Uniform Arbitration Act, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-569.1, et seq. and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Arbitration proceedings will take place in or near Davidson, North Carolina. The arbitrator(s) will also determine who pays the fees for arbitration and associated legal costs and expenses. This section shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
    a. General Provisions.  This Agreement shall be interpreted according to the laws of the State of North Carolina without regard to or application of choice-of-law rules or principles.  The prevailing party shall have the right to collect from the other party its costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys fees, incurred in enforcing this Agreement. No failure of either party to exercise or enforce any of its rights under this Agreement shall act as a waiver of any breaches and the waiver of any breach shall not act as a waiver of subsequent breaches.  In the event any provision of this Agreement is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law, and the other provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect.  The parties further agree that in the event such provision is an essential part of this Agreement, they will begin negotiations for a replacement provision.  Neither this Agreement nor the Order Form (and other schedules and exhibits thereto) may be construed as creating or constituting a partnership, joint venture, or agency relationship between the parties.  This Agreement incorporates Hunley Group’s Privacy Policy, which is available here:  Neither party will have the power to bind the other or incur obligations on the other’s behalf without the other’s prior written consent.  This Agreement shall be construed and interpreted, in accordance with the plain meaning of its terms, and there shall be no presumption or inference against the party drafting this Agreement in construing or interpreting the provisions hereof. The Hunley Group may identify Client as a Hunley Group customer on its website and other marketing promotions. The parties agree to work together to draft and publish Success Stories, Case Studies, and Press Releases regarding the relationship between Client and Hunley Group, with final wording subject to Client approval.