Master Services Agreement
This Master Services Agreement (the “Agreement”) is a legal agreement between You (the “Licensee”) and Make Giving Happen Inc., a corporation incorporated under the laws of Ontario (“Make Giving Happen Inc “), with its principal place of business at 1309 Carling Avenue, Unit E2, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Z 7L3, Canada.
By signing up for a platform license or an account, You agree to the terms of this Agreement, which governs access to and use of Make Giving Happen’s Software and Services. If You are entering into this Agreement on behalf of a company or other legal entity, You represent that You have the authority to bind such entity to these terms and conditions. If You do not have such authority or if You do not agree with these terms and conditions, You must not accept this Agreement and may not use the Software or Services. This Agreement is effective between You and Make Giving Happen Inc as of the date You accept it or access or use the Software or Services.
Make Giving Happen Inc may amend this Agreement at any time by providing thirty (30) days’ notice (“Notice Period”) on the “Legal” web page of the Make Giving Happen Inc website, by email or within the Software. The amended Agreement and a description of the amendments will be posted on the Legal web page for the duration of the Notice Period and the amended Agreement will be effective immediately following expiry of the Notice Period. You can terminate the Agreement any time during the Notice Period if You don’t agree with the changes.
We have provided summaries for each section in non-legalese to help You better understand this Agreement, but keep in mind that these explanations do not contain every detail and are not legally binding. Please read the complete Master Services Agreement to fully understand Your legal obligations.
By accessing or using Make Giving Happen Inc Software or Services, You are agreeing to these terms. We update the Agreement once in a while.
1.1 “Affiliate” means any entity which directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the subject entity. “Control,” for purposes of this definition, means direct or indirect ownership or control of more than 50% of the voting interests of the subject entity;
1.2 “Confidential Information” means all information disclosed by a party (“Disclosing Party”) to the other party (“Receiving Party”), whether orally or in writing, that is designated as confidential or that reasonably should be understood to be confidential given the nature of the information and the circumstances of disclosure.
1.3 “Licensee,” “You,” or “Your” means the company or other legal entity for which You are accepting this Agreement;
1.4 “Plan” means the Software, Services, and Support You have subscribed to or licensed from Make Giving Happen Inc, which can be found in the My Plan section under Account/Company/My Plan within Make Giving Happen Inc’s Software;
1.5 “Software” or “Services” means any of Make Giving Happen Inc’s products or services, including Make Giving Happen Inc’s software, mobile application (“App”) and related programs, whether under platform license or Plan, accessed or used by You, including Updates, and corresponding documentation, associated media, printed materials, and online or electronic documentation;
1.6 “Support” means any assistance that Make Giving Happen Inc offers and provides related to its Software or Services.
1.7 “Updates” means a bug fix, patch, error correction and/or other enhancements to the Software or Services; and
1.8 “User” means an employee, independent contractor, consultant or agent of the Licensee identified and authorized by the Licensee to use the Software or Services;
What this means
The terms defined here are used throughout the MSA. Refer to this section if You come across one of these terms when You are reading this document and are not sure what it means.
2. Rights and Restrictions:
2.1 Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, You are hereby granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable license: (i) to download, install, access and use the App on your mobile device; and, (ii) – to use the Software or Services solely for Your own business purposes. Your use of the Software or Services is subject to additional terms and conditions: (i) set out in the applicable Plan, including the duration of the term of license; and, (ii) required by the distributor from whom You downloaded the App (e.g. Apple iTunes, Google Play, etc.) (collectively “App Distributors”).2.2 You may not re-license, sub-license, sell, assign, or otherwise transfer the Software or Services. You agree that the Software or Services will only be used in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.
2.3 You will not modify, resell for profit, distribute, or create derivative works based upon the Software or Services or any part thereof.
2.4 You will take appropriate steps, both before use and at all times thereafter, to copy and protect Your own data and programs that may be lost, harmed or destroyed and to protect Your equipment from any damage. You will be responsible for reconstruction, replacement, repair or recreation of lost programs, data or equipment in the event of hardware, software, or services failure. Make Giving Happen Inc will not, under any circumstances, be responsible for any such losses or damages.
2.5 Make Giving Happen Inc compiles and analyzes usage and performance of the Software and Services (“Compiled Data”) and uses Compiled Data to build features and improve the functionality and feature set of the Software and Services. Make Giving Happen Inc shall have exclusive ownership of any Compiled Data and the exclusive right to use the same for any purpose, provided that Make Giving Happen Inc shall not distribute any Compiled Data in a manner which identifies Your business or Your customers or any personal information of such customers. You agree that Make Giving Happen Inc may collate, modify and create aggregate, non-personally identifiable information from and from use of the Software and Services and that Make Giving Happen Inc may reuse all general knowledge, know-how, work and technologies acquired during provision of Software and Services.
Make Giving Happen Inc shall have a royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to use and incorporate into the Software and Services any suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations or other feedback provided by You, including any Users, relating to the Software or Services.
2.6 All of the data You use within the Software and Services which is visible through the Software and Services to us (“Your Data”) belongs to You. You hereby grant Make Giving Happen Inc a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide sub-licenseable right and license to access and use Your Data in order to provide the Software and Services as contemplated by this Agreement, including to send You personalized suggestions. Make Giving Happen Inc will use Your Data to not only provide the Software and Services as they exist today, but also to allow Make Giving Happen Inc to provide You with trend analysis to improve campaigns and to introduce innovative features and services.. You agree that Make Giving Happen Inc may collate, modify and create aggregate, non-personally identifiable information from Your Data (“Aggregate Data”) and that such Aggregate Data does not form part of Your Data.
What this means
2.1 Signing up for a Plan provides a license to use the Software and any associated App.2.2 You can’t allow someone outside your organization to use Your license.
2.3 The Software and Services belong to us. You are not allowed to copy our Software or Services or use them in any illegal or unauthorized way.
2.4 Your data, software and equipment is Yours so make sure You protect it and make backups as needed.
2.5 We collect information (usage and performance data, aka Compiled Data) from our customers and You may give us feedback which we may use as the basis for updates or new product features. That said, we won’t share any information that could identify You in any way.
2.6 We will use Your Data for good and will respect Your privacy.
3. Intellectual Property:
What this means
Make Giving Happen Inc respects intellectual property and we hope You do, too. Make Giving Happen Inc Software and Services belong to us, but we are happy to grant You the right to ‘White Label’ our product when You subscribe to a Plan with this feature (see Pricing).
4.1 Your Confidential Information shall include Your Data; Make Giving Happen Inc ‘s Confidential Information shall include the Software and Services, including Compiled Data and Aggregate Data; and Confidential Information of each party shall include the terms and conditions of this Agreement, including any Plan, as well as business and marketing plans, technology and technical information, product plans and designs, and business processes disclosed by such party. However, Confidential Information shall not include any information that: (i) is publicly known or readily ascertainable by the public, through no wrongful act of Receiving Party; (ii) is received from a third party without breaching an obligation owed to the Disclosing Party; (iii) is independently developed by or for the Receiving Party; or (iv) was in its possession prior to it being furnished to the Receiving Party by the Disclosing Party.4.2 The Receiving Party agrees that Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party: (i) will not be used for any purpose outside the scope of this Agreement; (ii) will be treated with the same degree of care as similar information of the Receiving Party is treated within the Receiving Party’s organization (but in no event less than reasonable care); (iii) will not be used for the benefit of a third party; and (iv) will remain the property of the Disclosing Party. The Receiving Party will limit access to Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party except as otherwise authorized by the Disclosing Party in writing, to those of its and its Affiliates’ employees, officers, directors, contractors, and agents who need such access for purposes consistent with this Agreement and who have signed confidentiality agreements with the Receiving Party containing protections no less stringent than those herein. Disclosure of Confidential Information by the Disclosing Party’s employees, officers, directors, contractors, agents or Affiliates is deemed to be the disclosure by the Disclosing Party.
4.3 The Receiving Party may disclose Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party if it is compelled by law to do so, provided the Receiving Party gives the Disclosing Party prior notice of such compelled disclosure (to the extent legally permitted) and reasonable assistance, at the Disclosing Party’s cost, if the Disclosing Party wishes to contest the disclosure. If the Receiving Party is compelled by law to disclose the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information as part of a civil proceeding to which the Disclosing Party is a party, and the Disclosing Party is not contesting the disclosure, the Disclosing Party will reimburse the Receiving Party for its reasonable cost of compiling and providing secure access to such Confidential Information.
4.4 The obligations of the Receiving Party set forth in this section will remain in effect for a period of five (5) years following the date of first disclosure. Confidential information identified as a trade secret will be held in confidence indefinitely.
What this means
Fair is fair. We keep our lips are sealed when it comes to Your confidential information and we expect that You will do the same for us.
5. Disclaimer of Warranties and Preview Services:
5.2 You warrant that You have validly entered into this Agreement and have the legal power to do so.
5.3 EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, NEITHER PARTY MAKES ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, AND EACH PARTY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
5.4 From time to time Make Giving Happen Inc may invite You to try, at no charge, Software or Services that are not generally available to Make Giving Happen Inc customers (“Preview Services”). You may accept or decline any such Preview Services in Your sole discretion. Preview Services will be clearly designated as alpha, beta, pilot, limited release, developer preview, or non-production, or by a description of similar import. Preview Services are provided for evaluation purposes and not for production use, are not supported, may contain bugs or errors, and may be subject to additional terms. We may discontinue Preview Services at any time in Make Giving Happen Inc ‘s sole discretion and may never make them generally available. PREVIEW SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY.
What this means
This just means that what You see is what You get – as in we provide limited warranties for our Software and Services. We may also invite You to try out new Software and Services features with our Preview Services, without any warranties.
6. Limitation of Damages:
6.2 MAKE GIVING HAPPEN INC’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO THE LICENSEE, WHETHER FOR NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, MISREPRESENTATION, OR OTHERWISE WILL, IN RESPECT OF A SINGLE OCCURRENCE OR A SERIES OF OCCURRENCES, BE LIMITED TO DIRECT DAMAGES AND WILL IN NO CIRCUMSTANCES EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, THE FEES PAID TO MAKE GIVING HAPPEN INC BY THE LICENSEE IN RESPECT OF THE SOFTWARE OR SERVICES.
What this means
Basically, we can only be held liable up to the amount You have paid us should You suffer a loss or damage directly related to Your use of our Software and Services.
7.2 There will be no refunds or credits for partial periods of service or periods of inactivity.
7.3 All fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities, and You are responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties.
7.4 Should You make amendments to Your Plan or purchase additional Support, Software or Services, this will result in an immediate charge to You of a prorated amount reflecting the increase in price for the remainder of the term of Your Plan. Should You make an amendment to Your Plan to decrease the Support, Software or Services that You are receiving, any decrease in price will be reflected at the beginning of the next term of Your Plan.
7.5 The renewal of Your Plan will be automatic and will reflect any amendments made to Your Plan.
What this means
Yes, it’s true, we do charge for our Support, Software and Services. Credit card payments are charged immediately. If You qualify for invoice, the payment is due immediately, but we will give You a reasonable amount of time to send in the payment. Non-payment will result in restrictions being placed on Your account. Your Plan will be automatically renewed. No refunds.
8. Term and Termination:
8.2 Upon termination of this Agreement, You will cease using the Software and Services.
8.3 This Agreement will terminate should You decide to electronically delete Your account associated with the Software and Services. Any fees that You have committed to paying must still be paid.
8.4 Should You cancel Your account associated with the Software and Services, this Agreement will terminate at the end of the period for which You have committed to pay fees. Any fees that You have committed to paying must still be paid.
8.5 Make Giving Happen Inc, in its reasonable discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate this Agreement and use of the Software or Services by You. Make Giving Happen Inc will use all reasonable efforts to contact You directly via email to warn You prior to suspension or termination. Should Make Giving Happen Inc terminate this Agreement, it will send You notice and the effective date of termination will be the date the notice is sent by Make Giving Happen Inc.
8.6 You are solely responsible for properly requesting the cancellation of the Services. Make Giving Happen Inc will not refund any fees paid.
8.7 Make Giving Happen Inc will only permanently delete Your Data upon written confirmation that You wish to have Your Data deleted.
What this means
Let’s not let things get to this point, but if they do, both parties have an out. You can cancel Your account with Make Giving Happen Inc at any time. If You cancel in the middle of the subscription period, You will still be billed. Make Giving Happen Inc can suspend or cancel this agreement and Your account at any time with notice.
9. U.S. Government Restricted Rights Legend:
What this means
For our US customers only, this just means that our Software, when used by or on behalf of the US Government, is provided with restricted rights.
10.1 Governing Law: This Agreement will be governed by, interpreted, and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein. Each party irrevocably attorns to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario. The parties expressly disclaim applicability of the terms of the United Nations Convention of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, and any legislation implementing such Convention will not apply to this Agreement nor to any dispute arising therefrom.10.2 Relationship of Parties: The parties are not agents or legal representatives of each other. The parties to this Agreement are independent contractors. No relationship of principal to agent, master to servant, employer to employee, or franchisor to franchisee is established hereby between the parties. Neither party has the authority to bind the other or incur any obligation on its behalf.
10.3 Survival: The provisions in Articles 3, 5, 6, and 10 and Sections 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 4.4 and 8.2 will survive termination of this Agreement.
10.4 Assignment: Neither party may assign any of its rights or obligations hereunder, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the other party (not to be unreasonably withheld). Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may assign this Agreement in its entirety, without consent of the other party, to its Affiliate or in connection with a merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization, or sale of all or substantially all of its assets not involving a direct competitor of the other party.
10.5 Waiver: The waiver by either party of any default or breach of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of any other or subsequent default or breach. Except for actions for breach of Make Giving Happen Inc ‘s proprietary rights in the Software or Services, no action, regardless of form, arising out of this Agreement may be brought by either party more than one (1) year after the cause of action has arisen.
10.6 Entire Agreement: This Agreement together the terms of any Plan is the complete agreement between the parties regarding the subject matter hereof and will not be deemed to have been waived by any act or failure to act.
10.7 Severability: If one or more provisions of this Agreement are held to be unenforceable under applicable laws, such provisions will be modified to the minimum extent necessary to comply with applicable law and the intent of the parties.
10.8 Export Administration: To the extent applicable to the Licensee, You agree to comply fully with all relevant export laws and regulations of Canada and the United States (“Export Laws”) to ensure that neither the Software, Services, nor any direct product thereof is: (a) exported, directly or indirectly, in violation of Export Laws; or (b) is intended to be used for any purpose prohibited by Export Laws, including, without limitation, nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons proliferation.
10.9 App Distributor Terms: You acknowledge that this Agreement is concluded between You and Make Giving Happen Inc only and not with an App Distributor. App Distributors and their subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of this Agreement. Upon your acceptance of this Agreement, App Distributors will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement against You as a third party beneficiary. App Distributors and their subsidiaries shall have no liability under this Agreement.
10.10 Legal Notices; Contacting Make Giving Happen Inc. All legal notices to Make Giving Happen Inc shall be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding the Software or the Services can be directed to email@example.com. App Distributors are not responsible for addressing any questions, comments, complaints, or claims regarding the App.
What this means
This is a tricky one. In part, this section says that this Agreement is subject to the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada where applicable. In addition, it says that if Make Giving Happen Inc chooses not to enforce any of the provisions in this Agreement at any time, it may still do so later. You are bound by the export laws and regulations of Canada and the US as applicable. Lastly, App Distributors benefit from the terms of this Agreement and can enforce them even though it is between You and Make Giving Happen Inc.