Treasure Finders U.S. Merchant Terms and Conditions
BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT, BY (1) CLICKING A BOX INDICATING ACCEPTANCE OR (2) EXECUTING AN ADDENDUM THAT REFERENCES THESE TERMS, MERCHANT AGREES TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
IF THE INDIVIDUAL ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT IS ACCEPTING ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, SUCH INDIVIDUAL REPRESENTS THAT THEY HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY AND ITS AFFILIATES TO THESE TERMS, IN WHICH CASE THE TERM “MERCHANT” SHALL REFER TO SUCH ENTITY AND ITS AFFILIATES. IF THE INDIVIDUAL ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT DOES NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY, OR DOES NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, SUCH INDIVIDUAL MUST NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT AND MAY NOT USE THE SERVICES.
SECTION 12 OF THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS PROVISIONS THAT GOVERN HOW CLAIMS THAT THE PARTIES HAVE AGAINST EACH OTHER ARE RESOLVED. INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION A MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION.
These Treasure Finders Merchant Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) are hereby accepted and agreed to by the company identified within the Treasure Finders sign-up process (“Merchant or “You”), and constitute a legally binding agreement by and between Merchant and Treasure Finders, LLC (“TF”). the “Agreement”). Upon acceptance of these Terms, Merchant will be enrolled as a TF Merchant and will have access to product services such as promotions tools and will be listed as a participating Merchant within the TF App. Merchant’s access to and use of the TF Services (as defined below) is subject to the Agreement and may be modified or updated by TF from time to time, effective upon posting an updated version of these Terms on the TF website. Merchant is responsible for updating contact information and regularly reviewing the Terms and any applicable Product Addendum for updates and information from TF. Continued use of the TF Services after any such modifications or updates shall constitute Merchant’s consent to such changes. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined in the Terms shall have the respective meanings ascribed to such terms in the applicable Addendum.
2.1 Promotions and Services.
“Promotion(s)” means short-term offers that are available through the TF mobile app (as defined below) to stimulate demand by users (as defined below) of the TF mobile app on behalf of Merchant’s customers (“Customer(s)”). TF makes available certain proprietary technology services that facilitate the marketing, and redemption of promotional offers (“Items”) from Merchant to Customers, including location-based lead generation, marketing, advertising and promotional services, proprietary information services, onboarding, operational and other support services (“TF Services”).
2.2 Merchant Technology.
In connection with the TF Services, TF may also make available to Merchant a website, mobile application or other technology interface for Merchant to access and use the TF Services (collectively, the “TF Tools”), which may include TF’s proprietary technology platform, through which insights and analytics regarding Merchant’s performance and history using the TF Services are provided, and TF’s proprietary technology platform. Merchant may create a Merchant Promotion by completing its Promotion for Items via TF Tools.
2.3 TF App.
TF makes available to users of its mobile app (“Users”) its proprietary technology that enables and encourages Users to visit Merchant locations after solving clues intended to lead Users to such locations (“TF App”). Upon successful verification at Merchant’s location, the Merchant may offer a Promotion to User to purchase Items from Merchant .
2.4 Reporting Services.
TF may provide Merchant with a separate and additional usage report showing the number of Users visiting Merchants locations over a specified time period, which reports may contain additional detailed information regarding Users activity in an effort to assist Merchants to more productively market to Users (“TF Reports”).
3. MERCHANT OBLIGATIONS.
3.1 Promotional Offering.
Merchant will offer Promotions, such as discounts or coupons available to Users through the TF App and ensure the Items are accurate. Merchant is responsible to provide all Items in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Merchant determines the expiration date, if any, for all promotional offer Items.
3.2 Item Redemption.
Merchant shall be responsible for redeeming offered promotional Items and any reimbursement costs related to Customer refunds for Items or other related issues within Merchant’s control.
In connection with the access to and use of the TF Services and TF Tools, Merchant will not (and will not allow any third party to): (i) reverse engineer or attempt to discover any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms used to provide the TF Tools (except to the extent applicable law prohibits reverse engineering restrictions); (ii) provide, lease, lend, disclose, or otherwise use or allow others to use, in each case, for the direct benefit of any third party, the TF Tools or TF Services (except as otherwise authorized by TF); or (iii) possess or use, or allow the transfer, transmission, export, or re-export of any software or portion thereof in violation of any export control laws or regulations administered by the U.S. Commerce Department, U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, or any other government agency. Merchant will not allow any third party to provide a competitive location-based marketing service that is related to the sale of Items to Customers through a competitive app or technology. The following restricted Items may not be featured via the TF App: people or animals of any size, illegal items, alcohol, fragile items, dangerous items (like weapons, explosives, flammables, etc.), stolen goods, Items containing endangered species or any items that Merchant does not have permission to sell.
4. FEES AND TRIAL PERIOD.
Merchant will pay TF as follows: a monthly enrollment fee allowing Merchant to participate as a location in the various treasure hunts maintained by TF and made available to Users via the TF App (“Fee”).
Unless otherwise agreed to by the parties, the Fee shall be calculated as follows:
A fee will be charged each month for each Merchant location included in the TF App. The monthly fee for the initial annual term of the agreement is the amount set at the time of completion of the Merchant Subscription Agreement. Any changes to the Fee must be signed through an Addendum by both Parties.
All Fees under this Agreement will be paid in U.S. Dollars. Merchant will provide TF with the information and right to create an automated electronic funds transfer (“EFT”) at the beginning of each month in the amount of the Fee. Merchant is solely responsible for providing TF with, and maintaining, accurate bank account information.TF reserves the right to suspend Merchant’s enrollment in the TF App and access to promotional Items by Users through the TF App if Merchant’s account is in arrears. Except as may be expressly agreed in this Agreement, each party will be responsible for its expenses and costs during its performance under this Agreement.
4.2 Trial Period.
Unless otherwise agreed to by the Parties, TF agrees to waive the Fee for the first 30 days of service and after the completion of the trial period, TF may bill for the unpaid number of days in the month on a pro-rata basis.
5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; MARKETING AND PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES.
Subject to this Agreement, each party hereby grants to the other party a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable license during the Term to use such party’s respective Marks in the territory, on a royalty-free basis, in connection with the activities related to this Agreement or any other activities relating to the TF Tools. For purposes of this Agreement, the term “Marks” will mean the trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights, logos, slogans, content, media, materials, identifying symbols and indicia of the applicable party. All uses of a party’s Marks by the other party will be in the form and format specified or approved by the owner of such marks. Other than as specifically set forth in this Agreement, neither party will use the other party’s Marks without the prior, express, written consent of the other party (by email is sufficient). For the avoidance of doubt, however, any use or display of Merchant’s Marks by TF in connection with making Items available through the TF App in the ordinary course of business will not require any such prior, express, written consent. All goodwill related to the use of a party’s Marks by the other party will inure to the benefit of the owner of such Marks. Except as expressly set forth herein, neither party will be deemed to grant the other party any license or rights under any intellectual property or other proprietary rights. All rights not granted are expressly reserved. Without limiting anything in the Agreement, Merchant represents and warrants that Merchant’s Marks do not infringe, misappropriate, or otherwise violate any third party’s intellectual property or other proprietary rights. Merchant agrees that TF may remove Merchant’s Marks from the TF App if TF receive notice or otherwise reasonably believe that such Merchant’s Marks may infringe, misappropriate, or otherwise violate any intellectual property or other proprietary rights.
5.2 No Development.
EACH PARTY ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT THERE SHALL BE NO DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGY, CONTENT, MEDIA OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY BY EITHER PARTY FOR THE OTHER PARTY PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT. Any development activities relating to any technology, content, media or other intellectual property must be the subject of a separate written agreement between TF and Merchant prior to the commencement of any such activities.
TF may showcase the availability of Merchant location via the TF App through various promotional activities (e.g., through the creation of new or existing treasure hunts, social media channels, websites, advertisements, or blogs). TF (or a party designated by TF acting on TF’s behalf) may take video and still images for marketing and other efforts related to the TF App. Additionally, Merchant may provide videos, still image or other materials to TF (“Merchant Marketing Materials”) for use in connection with the display of Merchant’s Items on the TF App or the marketing and promotion of TF and the availability of your Items via the TF App. Merchant hereby grants TF a non-exclusive, perpetual, fully paid-up and royalty free license to use and display such Merchant Marketing Materials in connection with Merchant’s Items and other promotional activities relating to the TF App. Without limiting anything in the Agreement, Merchant represents and warrants that the Merchant Marketing Materials do not infringe, misappropriate, or otherwise violate any third party’s intellectual property or other proprietary rights. To the extent that the Merchant Marketing Materials contain any third party materials, Merchant is solely responsible for and will secure any and all rights, licenses, consents and permissions necessary for TF to be able to use the Merchant Marketing Materials in accordance with this Section. Merchant agrees that TF may remove Merchant Marketing Materials from the TF App if TF receive notice or otherwise reasonably believe that such Merchant Marketing Materials may infringe, misappropriate, or otherwise violate any intellectual property or other proprietary rights.
Except as may be expressly set forth in this Agreement or otherwise agreed by the parties in writing, neither party may issue a press release or otherwise refer to the other party in any manner with respect to this Agreement or otherwise, without the prior written consent of such other party.
6. PROPRIETARY INFORMATION; PERSONAL DATA; FEEDBACK.
“Proprietary Information” means any confidential, proprietary or other non-public information disclosed by or on behalf of one party (“Discloser”) to the other (“Recipient”), whether disclosed verbally, in writing, or by inspection of tangible objects, and includes transactional, operational, performance and other data or information that is related to the offer of Merchant’s Items to Users through the TF App and the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Proprietary Information will not include information that: (i) was previously known to the Recipient without an obligation of confidentiality; (ii) was acquired by the Recipient without any obligation of confidentiality from a third party with the right to make such disclosure; or (iii) is or becomes publicly available through no fault of the Recipient. Each Recipient agrees that it will not disclose to any third parties other than Representatives, or use in any way other than as necessary to perform this Agreement, the Discloser’s Proprietary Information. Each Recipient will ensure that Proprietary Information will only be made available to Recipient’s affiliates and Recipient’s and Recipient’s affiliates officers, directors, employees and agents who have a need to know such Proprietary Information and who, prior to any disclosure of such Proprietary Information, are bound by written obligations of confidentiality with respect to such Proprietary Information that are no less stringent than those set forth in this Agreement (each, a “Representative”). Recipient will cause its Representatives to comply with the terms of this Agreement and will be solely responsible for any breach of this Agreement by any of its Representatives. Each Recipient will not, and will not authorize others to, remove or deface any notice of copyright, trademark, logo, legend, or other notices of ownership from any originals or copies of the Discloser’s Proprietary Information. The foregoing prohibition on use and disclosure of Proprietary Information will not apply to the extent: (i) the Discloser has authorized such use or disclosure (and Merchant hereby authorizes TF to disclose the terms of this Agreement to Merchant’s franchisees and/or franchisor as applicable in connection with executing contracts that reference this Agreement) and (ii) a Recipient is required to disclose certain Proprietary Information of the Discloser as a matter of law or by order of a court, provided that the Recipient gives the Discloser prior written notice of such obligation to disclose and reasonably assist in obtaining a protective order prior to making such disclosure. Upon expiration or termination of this Agreement and as requested by Discloser, each Recipient will deliver to the Discloser (or destroy at the Discloser’s election) any and all materials or documents containing the Discloser’s Proprietary Information, together with all copies thereof in whatever form.
Merchant agrees to use, disclose, store, retain or otherwise process Personal Data solely for the purpose of providing Items under this Agreement. Merchant will maintain the accuracy and integrity of any Personal Data provided by TF and in Merchant’s possession, custody or control. Merchant agrees to retain Personal Data provided to Merchant by TF solely by using the software and tools provided by TF. “Personal Data” means any information obtained in connection with this Agreement (i) relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; (ii) that can reasonably be used to identify or authenticate an individual, including name, contact information, precise location information, persistent identifiers, and (iii) any information that may otherwise be considered “personal data” or “personal information” under the applicable law.
Merchant is responsible for maintaining the integrity of information related to Merchant’s access and use of the TF Tools, including any password, login or key information. Merchant represents and warrants that Merchant will not share such information with any third party.
6.4 Data Re-Identification Restriction.
Without limiting any other provision of this Agreement, including any provision in this Section, Merchant will not merge any of the data collected or otherwise obtained in connection with this Agreement, including any Personal Data, with other data collected from any source or otherwise use any of the data collected or otherwise obtained in connection with this Agreement, including any Personal Data, for the purpose of re-identification, targeted marketing, or any other similar purpose.
Merchant may, but is not obligated to, provide or otherwise make available to TF certain feedback, suggestions, comments, ideas, or other concepts relating to TF’s products and services (“Feedback”). However, to the extent that Merchant provides or otherwise makes available Feedback to TF, Merchant hereby grants to TF a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty free, fully sublicensable right to use and otherwise exploit such Feedback.
7. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES; DISCLAIMER.
7.1 Representations and Warranties.
Each party hereby represents and warrants that: (i) it has full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and perform its obligations hereunder; (ii) it is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its origin; (iii) it has not entered into, and during the Term will not enter into, any agreement that would prevent it from complying with or performing under this Agreement; (iv) it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the performance of this Agreement and any activities hereunder (including all applicable consumer protection, data protection and privacy laws and, in the case of Merchant, all applicable Food Safety Standards); and (v) the Marks used or provided by one party to the other pursuant to this Agreement shall not infringe or otherwise violate the intellectual property rights, rights of publicity, or other proprietary rights of any third party. In addition, Merchant further represents and warrants that to the extent Merchant has franchisees who participate in any activities under this Agreement, Merchant will ensure that such franchisees will comply with, and be subject to, the applicable provisions of this Agreement when participating in such activities.
EXCEPT AS SET FORTH HEREIN, EACH PARTY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ITS SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE.
8.1 Indemnified Claims.
Each Party (“Indemnifying Party”) will indemnify, defend and hold harmless the other, its affiliates and respective directors, officers, employees and agents (the “Indemnified Party”) from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, causes of action, and losses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) (collectively, “Losses”) with respect to any third party claim arising out of or related to: (i) the negligence or willful misconduct of the Indemnifying Party or its employees or agents in their performance of this Agreement; (ii) any claims that, if true, would be a breach of any of the Indemnifying Party’s representations, warranties or covenants in this Agreement; or (iii) any claims that the Marks provided by the Indemnifying Party infringe a third party’s intellectual property rights, to the extent the Indemnified Party used such Marks in accordance with the manner approved by the Indemnifying Party.
The Indemnifying Party will provide the Indemnified Party with prompt written notice of any potential claim subject to indemnification hereunder. The Indemnified Party will assume the defense of the claim through counsel designated by the Indemnifying Party, however, such counsel must be reasonably acceptable to the Indemnified Party. The Indemnifying Party will not settle or compromise any claim, or consent to the entry of any judgment, without written consent of the Indemnified Party, which will not be unreasonably withheld. The Indemnified Party will reasonably cooperate with the Indemnifying Party in the defense of a claim, at Indemnifying Party’s expense.
9. LIMITS OF LIABILITY.
EXCEPT FOR LIABILITY ARISING FROM A PARTY’S GROSS NEGLIGENCE, WILLFUL MISCONDUCT, INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS OR A BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY OBLIGATIONS: (A) IN NO EVENT WILL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM FOR ANY INDIRECT, WILLFUL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS OF MERCHANT OR ANY THIRD PARTY ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, OR LOSS OR INACCURACY OF DATA OF ANY KIND, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES; AND (B) EACH PARTY’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY OF EACH AND EVERY KIND UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT EXCEED $10,000. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES WILL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE SUCCESS OR EFFECTIVENESS OF OTHER REMEDIES.
10. TERM AND TERMINATION.
This Agreement will commence upon its acceptance, the (“Effective Date”), and, unless earlier terminated as provided below, will continue for a period of one (1) year from the Effective Date (“Initial Term”) and will automatically renew for successive one (1) year periods (each, a “Renewal Term” and together with the Initial Term, the “Term”). Either party may terminate this Agreement, in the event of a material breach by the other party with two (2) days’ prior written notice thereof by the non-breaching party. Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time without cause by giving ten (10) days’ prior written notice of termination to the other party.
Any and all notices permitted or required to be given hereunder will be sent via email to the email address provided on the TF website. Notices to Merchant should be provided to the address provided by Merchant.
12. DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION.
Any dispute, whether contractual or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or these dispute resolution procedures, including any question regarding its existence, performance, validity, or termination, will be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration administered by JAMS in accordance with its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures (the “JAMS Rules”), which are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this clause. The parties agree that the arbitrator (“Arbitrator”), and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any disputes relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Agreement, including any claim that all or any part of this Agreement is void or voidable. The Arbitrator shall also be responsible for determining all threshold arbitrability issues, including issues relating to whether this Agreement is unconscionable or illusory and any defense to arbitration, including waiver, delay, laches, or estoppel. In the event of a dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating in any way to this Agreement, the complaining party shall notify the other party in writing thereof. Within thirty (30) days of such notice, representatives of both parties shall attempt to resolve the dispute in good faith. Should the dispute not be resolved within thirty (30) days after such notice, the complaining party shall seek remedies exclusively through arbitration. Furthermore, the parties agree:
i) A party who desires to initiate arbitration must provide the other party with a written Demand for Arbitration as specified in the JAMS Rules.
ii) The seat, or legal place, of arbitration will be Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
iii) The language to be used in the arbitral proceedings will be English.
iv) The arbitral tribunal will be composed of a sole arbitrator, which shall be nominated and appointed by JAMS in accordance with the JAMS Rules.
v) To the extent permitted by applicable law, the parties agree to keep all materials related to the dispute, including the existence of the dispute itself, content of the arbitration, and all the submissions by the parties in the arbitration and awards rendered by the arbitral tribunal, confidential.
vi) This agreement to arbitrate will not preclude the parties from seeking provisional remedies from a court of competent jurisdiction. The parties each retain the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party’s copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or other intellectual property rights.
vii) Neither party may bring any class, collective, or representative action against the other party, and will preclude a party from participating in or recovering relief under any current or future class, collective, consolidated, or representative action brought against the other party by someone else.
viii) Each party shall pay its own proportionate share of Arbitrator fees and expenses plus any expenses of JAMS. The Arbitrator shall be entitled to award the foregoing arbitration and administrative fees and expenses as damages in his/her discretion.
ix) Notwithstanding any choice of law or other provision in this Agreement, the parties agree and acknowledge that this Agreement evidences a transaction involving interstate commerce and that the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq. (“FAA”), will govern its interpretation and enforcement and proceedings pursuant thereto. It is the intent of the parties that the FAA and JAMS Rules shall preempt all state laws to the fullest extent permitted by law. If the FAA and JAMS Rules are found to not apply to any issue that arises under this Agreement or the enforcement thereof, then that issue shall be resolved under the laws of the state of Utah.
x) The Arbitrator’s award will be final and binding and judgment on the award rendered by the Arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof, provided that any award may be confirmed in a court of competent jurisdiction.
12.2 Waiver of Jury Trial.
Each party hereby waives to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any right it may have to a trial by jury of any arbitrable claim under this Agreement and in connection with the enforcement of an arbitral award rendered pursuant to this agreement. Each party (i) certifies that no representatives, agent or attorney of any other party has represented, expressly or otherwise, that such other party would not, in the event of such litigation, seek to enforce the foregoing waiver and (ii) acknowledges that it and the other party hereto have been induced to enter into this Agreement.
13. DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION.
Merchant will not, in its use of the TF Tools under this Agreement, discriminate against any customer, employee, contractor or other person or individual on the basis of race, color, gender, pregnancy, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, or age except that programs may target beneficial services for specific participant groups, as agreed upon between TF and Merchant. Merchant acknowledges and agrees that upon TF’s receipt of evidence of Merchant’s discrimination under any of these categories, TF will have the right to immediately terminate this Agreement following notice to Merchant.
14. ADDITIONAL TERMS.
The territory of this Agreement is the United States (“Territory”), and all payments issued under this Agreement must be in U.S. dollars. Merchant agrees to receive calls, SMS messages and other communications, including those made available by autodialer, sent by or on behalf of TF. In this Agreement, “including” means “including, without limitation,” and examples are illustrative and not the sole examples of a particular concept. The failure of either party to enforce, at any time or for any period of time, the provisions hereof, or the failure of either party to exercise any option herein, will not be construed as a waiver of such provision or option and will in no way affect that party’s right to enforce such provisions or exercise such option. This Agreement may not be assigned, transferred, delegated or subcontracted, in whole or in part, by a party without the prior written consent of the other party, provided that each party may assign this Agreement, upon written notice to the other party, (a) to an affiliate of such party, or (b) in connection with the sale of all or substantially all of such party’s equity, business or assets to which this Agreement relates; provided that in the event of any such transfer by Merchant, Merchant explicitly consents that any such transferee will have access to and control of all Merchant accounts related to such transfer, including its accounts with TF, access to historical reporting information about Items related to such transfer, and other account data relating to such transfer. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of each party hereto and its respective successors and assigns. Any purported assignment, transfer, delegation or subcontract in violation of this Section will be null and void. In the event any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable by ruling of an arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Agreement (and each of the remaining terms and conditions contained herein) will remain in full force and effect. Any delay in or failure by either party in the performance of this Agreement will be excused if and to the extent such delay or failure is caused by occurrences beyond the control of the affected party including decrees or restraints of Government, acts of God, strikes, work stoppage or other labor disturbances, war or sabotage (each being a “Force Majeure Event”). The affected party will promptly notify the other party upon becoming aware that any Force Majeure has occurred or is likely to occur and will use commercially reasonable efforts to minimize any resulting delay in or interference with the performance of its obligations under this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement will be deemed to create any joint venture, joint enterprise, or agency relationship among the parties (except as otherwise expressly set forth above), and no party will have the right to enter into contracts on behalf of, to legally bind, to incur debt on behalf of, or to otherwise incur any liability or obligation on behalf of, the other party hereto, in the absence of a separate writing, executed by an authorized representative of the other party. Each party will be solely responsible for its employees and contractors used in connection with such party’s performance obligations under this Agreement. This Agreement contains the full and complete understanding and agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and contemporary understandings and agreements, whether oral or written, relating such subject matter hereof. This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts and by exchange of electronically signed counterparts transmitted by pdf format, each of which will be deemed an original and all of which, when taken together, will constitute one and the same original instrument.