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Website Development Agreement

Website Development Agreement

This WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is an agreement between websitedesigninghosting.com a part of Kak Infotech (“Company”) and the party set forth in the related order form (“Customer” or “you”) incorporated herein by this reference (together with any subsequent order forms submitted by Customer, the “Order”) and applies to the purchase of all services ordered by Customer on the Order (collectively, the “Services”). The parties understand, acknowledge and agree that this is an online agreement which is being entered into in conjunction with the Order.

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.

BY SIGNING UP FOR THE SERVICES CREATES A CONTRACT BETWEEN CUSTOMER AND COMPANY, CONSISTING OF THE ORDER, THE APPLICABLE SERVICE DESCRIPTION AND THIS AGREEMENT AND YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING COMPANY’S USAGE POLICIES. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT. YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS HEREOF ALSO CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE USER AGREEMENT AND OTHER “TERMS OF SERVICE” LOCATED AT https://websitedesigninghosting.com/terms-and-conditions/

  1. TERM AND TERMINATION

1.The term of Agreement.

This Agreement shall be effective as of the date set forth on the Order and shall remain in force until seven (7) days after the last Coordination Step as set forth in the applicable Order, which shall take place not later than one hundred twenty days (120) after the Order (“Delivery Date”). The company cannot guarantee the Delivery Date but will use commercially reasonable efforts to perform the Services in an efficient and timely manner. This term is also applicable if the order has been accepted via quotation/proposal unsigned by clients/customer.

  1. Termination.

This Agreement may be terminated by either party upon written notice to the other if the other party breaches any material obligation provided hereunder and the breaching party fails to cure such breach within thirty (30) days of receipt of the notice. This Agreement may be terminated by Company (i) immediately if Customer fails to pay any fees hereunder, or (ii) if Customer fails to cooperate with Company or hinders Company’s ability to perform the Services hereunder.

  1. COMPANY’S AND CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITIES
  2. The scope of Work. 
  3. Customer hereby retains the services of Company to design the Web Site for Customer in accordance with the Order.
  4. Changes.

Changes to this Agreement, the Order or to any of the specifications of the Web Site shall become effective only when a written change request is executed by the Customer and Company (“Change Order”). Company agrees to notify Customer promptly of any factor, occurrence, or event coming to its attention that may affect Company’s ability to meet the requirements of this Agreement, or that is likely to occasion any material delay in the Services. In the event of a conflict between the terms of this Agreement and a Change Order, the terms of this Agreement shall govern.

  1. Customer’s Responsibilities.

Customer agrees to perform all tasks assigned to Customer as set forth in this Agreement or a Change Order and to provide all assistance and cooperation to Company in order to complete timely and efficiently the Web Site. Company shall not be deemed in breach of this Agreement, the Services, a Change Order, or any milestone in the event Company’s failure to meet its responsibilities and time schedules is caused by Customer’s failure to meet (or delay in) its responsibilities and time schedules set forth herein, a Change Order, or this Agreement. In the event of any such failure or delay by Customer (i) all of Company’s time frames, milestones, and/or deadlines shall be extended as necessary; and (ii) Customer shall continue to make timely payments to Company as set forth in this Agreement and any Change Order(s) as if all time frames, schedules, or deadlines had been completed by Company. Customer shall be responsible for making, at its own expense, any changes or additions to Customer’s current systems, software, and hardware that may be required to support the operation of the Web Site. Unless otherwise contracted with Company or reflected in a Change Order, Customer shall be responsible for initially populating and then maintaining any databases on the Web Site as well as providing all content for the Web Site. With the execution of a Change Order specifically asking Company to assesses the Customer’s systems, software, and hardware from time to time, Company may agree to perform this function at normal Company rates.

  1. WEBSITE DESIGN
  2. Design.

The design of the Web Site shall be in substantial conformity with the material provided to Company by Customer. Web Site consultation will be provided according to the number of coordination steps outlined for the plan purchased in the Order. Customer will provide direction to Company by accessing the Company’s Customer Relationship Management system (“CRM”) and delivering content for Website construction within. Web Site text & images will be supplied by the Customer unless copywriting services have been purchased. Development of web pages will take place on the Customer’s established web hosting service with Company. All server technical issues are to be handled by Company unless otherwise noted amongst all parties. Minor updates and changes include any minor modifications and modifications to work out backend database issues and functionality. This does not include adding features beyond the scope of the Order. Company shall not include, as determined in its sole discretion, any of the following in the Web Site or in Customer’s directory on Company’s Web Server: text, graphics, sound, or animations that might be viewed as obscene or any illegal activities; links to other websites that might be viewed as obscene or related in any way to any illegal activities; impressionistic or cartoon-like graphics (unless provided by Customer); invisible text, meta tags (i.e., text that is present only when a “Web crawler” or other Web indexing tool accesses the Web Site), or any other type of hidden text, hidden information, hidden graphics, or other hidden materials; or destructive elements or destructive programming of any type.

  1. Data Input & Coordination Steps.

Customer understands that submissions for Web Site development are limited to the number of coordination steps as provided in the Order. The customer is encouraged to provide as much instruction and direction as possible with each submission.

The input of data is required in a format of Microsoft Word or Powerpoint or Excel Format for any online design of web page, Newsletter, logo, and any other online design services.

Data in jpg layout of pdf is not accepted as these can draft from photoshop or any software where texts, paragraph or column can be manually drafted which cannot be as per industry standard for paragraph or text placements.
Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint format are in compliance with a standard where paragraph, texts, images and video with different columns can be designed with the similar format of 80%-90% subject to technical feasibility of HTML standard, frameworks, and CSS framework.
It is well understood that HTML standard based on server side languages on the core, a framework with design or CSS framework may not be identical.
But as per proposition, we follow technical expertise to match the similar look of Microsoft documents draft to 80-90% of the look sent by the clients.
Since the type of business is online, hereby it is understood that due to online business all the requirements and communications are managed via helpdesk ticket support available 24X7 and a copy is always available 24×7.
Strictly in case of support, we do not entertain any phone calls, as log and details cannot be tracked with a timeline from many different clients.
So, any requirement, request or communication should be well drafted and sent to support tickets for clear understanding.
The better and clear input would be,  the better and clear output would be. Result or Output which can be expected on the basis of the input of the design is received.

Free or Bundled Design solution for any online design may differ from the paid online design solution. Hereby customer also accepts that a free or bundled online design solution cannot be as good as the paid solution. TAT for Free or Bundled Online Design solution may vary from 10-15 business days (or even it may take longer as per input is concerned) as these are offered to help you with your startup services and does not apply for any refunds. Whereas a TAT of paid services would be a maximum of 3 business days. Even, if any services are connected to this, no refund is applicable, as this is free or bundled services offered to the clients to start-up their projects or services with us.

Online Single page/Newsletter Definition: Maximum of 800 words with 10 images and 1 youtube video (or hosted if licensed) and four inbound or outbound links are considered to be 1 single page or newsletter design for paid online single page or Newsletter design. Free or Bundled online single page/ Newsletter is somewhat always less than this as it should exceed 500 words and 6 images exclusive of the video.

  1. Accessibility of Web Site during Construction.

Throughout the construction of the prototype and the final Web Site, the Web Site shall be accessible to Customer through the CRM. Until Customer has approved the final Web Site, none of the Web Pages for Customer’s Web Site will be accessible to end users.

  1. Completion Date.

Company and the Customer shall work together to complete the Web Site in a commercially reasonable manner. Customer must supply Company complete text and graphics content all web pages contracted for within two (2) weeks of the date of the Order unless otherwise noted. If Customer has not submitted complete text and graphics content within three (3) weeks after the Order, an additional continuation fee of ten percent (10%) of the total Order price will also be assessed each month until the Web Site is published.

  1. Copyright to Web Site
  1. Customer acknowledges, understands and agrees that Company may use its own and/or may purchase third party licenses for products or services that are necessary for Company to design and develop the Web Site. Such products may include but are not limited to server-side applications, clip art, “back-end” applications, music, stock images, or any other copyrighted work (“Outside Content”) which Company deems necessary to purchase on behalf of Customer to design and develop the Web Site. Customer further acknowledges and understands that any Outside Content used to design and develop the Web Site is owned by Company and/or such third parties and cannot be transferred to Customer and is hereby specifically not transferred to Customer and shall remain the property of Company and/or such third parties. Outside Content which is owned and/or purchased by Company may be used in the design and/or development of other websites separate from Customer. Customer and Company agree that upon payment in full of the fees associated with the design and development of the Web Site, Customer shall own a worldwide right, title, and interest in and to the Web Site (including, its source code and documentation) (the “Custom Programming”). Customer and Company agree that Company shall retain a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable, and perpetual right and license to the Custom Programming including, but not limited to, the right to modify, amend, create derivative works, rent, sell, assign, lease, sublicense, or otherwise alter or transfer the Custom Programming. Customer and Company also agree that the design and development of the Web Site may include source code, documentation, and/or application programs that were previously written or developed by Company and modified to meet Customer’s specific requirements (the “Code Content”). Company shall own all worldwide right, title, and interest in and to the Code Content, but shall provide Customer (upon payment in full of the fees associated with the design and development of the Web Site) a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable and perpetual right and license to use the Code Content. Company and its subcontractors retain the right to display graphics and other web design elements of the Web Site as examples of their work in their respective portfolios.
  1. The license of Design & Development
  1. With the copyright clause above, Kak Infotech provides a license to the website design & developed to be used upon the annual basis. From the next year, a license must be renewed to use properly on our Kak Infotech network. With the usage on continuous 2 years on renewal of licenses(i.e. 1st Year Free License & 2 years of renewal), you are eligible to move out from our network with source Code upon payment of 50 % of the project cost. The project is exempted from source code cost if it is below $200. Upon source code delivery, the project has an exclusive copyright of property of Websitedesigninghostingwhich cannot be sold or transferred to another party as discussed in the copyright clause above.
  1. Powered by Link

In any case, Websitedesigninghostingholds the right of development. Powered by Link may be removed upon a payment of 35% of the project cost. In this case, also the copyright and other policies for the project remains the same.

  1. Payment Terms

Normally all the terms related to payment is 100% in advance until and unless it has been mentioned in the quote/proposal.

 

  1. Data for the project

This is complete responsibility of the client to provide a structured data per page design & development. Failing with which, Websitedesigninghostingmay reject or may not come up with the proposed layout as discussed. In this case, Websitedesigninghostingwould not be held responsible in such cases.

  1. Look & functionality of the Project
  1. Websitedesigninghostingdoes not guarantee the 100% look and functionality for the project. Although there is a certain project which is available for ready to deploy. In such case, It may possible, that we can match the design look and functionality up to 99%. But design and development made upon the client’s requirement would ensure the match of look and functionality up to 90% as Websitedesigninghostingdesigns & development works under tested conditions for the environment of Websitedesigninghostingnetwork. Although, Websitedesigninghostingtries to keep the look and functionality match up to the maximum % possible under the limitations of the current technologies used in co-relation with the project.
  1. Design & Development Models: Websitedesigninghosting  works on a quality standard maintained by the company for any kind of Design and development Models and ensures flawless project with time-bound management system under following terms of models available for your project-
  1. Waterfall Method:

Under the terms of the waterfall method, Customers ensures the complete scope of the project like specifications, technical standards, timings and result based on the requirement. Hereby customer ensures that the all the requirement has been given till the end of the project under the specification with clear understanding before starting the project. So, the fixed requirement has a fixed cost. Any such requirements, if raised after the project starts, would be billed at the standard cost applicable in the system for which a pre-notification would be served before processing such changes. Hereby customer agrees that he/she fully understands the fixed cost model based on a fixed requirement which is popularly known as the waterfall method.

  1. Agile Development: 

This method confirms that client is not fully technical and does not understand the full technologies and with a span of development, new technologies might not support the requirement that is needed for timely delivery with the robust up-to-date development of the flawless project. So, such a development model is an agile development which reduces the risk of developing an application in short time boxes called iterations or module. Every module is a mini software project of it’s for testing and setting the output standards. Hereby the agile development is billed on per hour basis based on the different projects with different language platform which starts from $25 per hour. Customers should read and understand this carefully before starting the project based on different models like agile development.

  1. Prototype Development: 

This development model suits the project where the client has an idea without any detailed and technical description which is feasible for the project. In such a case, it shows a serious failure to the end of the project. The customer should ensure that you have such things ready for your project, Websitedesigninghosting offers you Prototype development model where a prototype is developed with the detailed screen to screen development with technical feasibility to ensure the success of the project without any failure. This works on 2 models like fixed cost model and varied cost model. If your idea gets closed on the first go, on the basis of the prototype, Websitedesigninghosting offers a fixed cost model on the Prototype Development. Next, if the idea gets extended in the meantime, it goes for varied prototype model where a fixed cost would be given on the next prototype model or can be per hour basis. This totally depends upon the platform, framework and other details required for the model type.

  1. Customers should carefully understand the different models of development based on their ideas and Websitedesigninghosting  does not work out of these 3 models. hereby, customers should ensure that he has read, understood carefully all the development model before starting the process or making any payment for any defined project based on any of the above 3 models stated above. Apart from this, Websitedesigninghosting  does alpha and beta testing for the project designed and developed for the client. Alpha testing is the in-house testing done by the Websitedesigninghosting  testing team and set as complete once we hand over the control panel to the client after 100% of the payment (payment term is normally 100% cleared before handing over the client for Beta testing.) Once we hand over the control panel to the client, it is understood that alpha testing has been done successfully via testing team and via some software and some robots also with an error-free deployment under tested conditions. Although we do not provide any reports for the same as it may differ from the different environment we test it fairly well under great load on the dedicated server with 64 GB RAM and Xeon Dual Core processors for optimized performance. If tested under shared hosting, VPS and any requirements that are lower than the recommended may differ in the result that we do not have any control. For Beta, Testing client is handed over the control panel under the terms of Websitedesigninghosting.com if all payments are cleared in 100% for testing under Beta testing by the client. Although in Alpha testing we also test the system as a client to perform Beta Testing in-house for a flawless product delivery when offered to the client. In standard we offer 7 working days for the smooth testing of Beta Testing by the client as a formal routine which is tested under several methods by our team and technologies and if any payment is accepted under the installments as per phases, it must be clear within the 7 business days to avoid further suspension or termination of the projects. Very common questions by the client in Beta testing may possible to have some errors, but if you follow our recommended platform and other tested conditions we deliver error-free as the project is well tested under Alpha testing in a rigorous mode by manual and auto system. Apart from this, Gamma testing by the consumer of the website if found any errors, these are successfully covered in our maintenance as we offer minimum 3 months -12 months maintenance free of cost for the starting year.
  1. MAINTENANCE

This Agreement does not provide Web Site maintenance unless a Web Site maintenance plan is purchased. If the Customer or an agent other than Company attempts updating Customer’s pages, time to repair web pages will be assessed at an hourly rate. Changes requested by the Customer beyond those limits will be billed at the hourly rates set forth in the Order. This rate shall also govern additional work authorized beyond the maximums specified in the Order for such services as webpage design, editing, modifying product pages and databases in an online store, and art, photo, graphics, or any other services. Sometimes we offer such maintenance @ 25% for project cost, if it is mentioned under quote/proposal.

  1. FEES
  2. Development Fee.

The total price for all of the work set forth in the Agreement (excluding post-approval modifications not implemented by Customer) shall be set forth in the Order (the “Development Fee”). This price covers all work for the Order (excluding post-approval modifications not implemented by Customer). Unless otherwise stated in the Order, the Development Fee to Company is due and payable upon placing the Order and Company shall have no obligation to perform any work until payment is received and such funds are cleared from the relevant financial institution. Company’s services are “AS-IS, WHERE-IS, WITH ALL FAULTS” and refunds may not be provided for Company’s services hereunder.

  1. Project abandonment.

If after repeated attempts to begin, continue, or finalize the delivery of services, Customer fails to participate or becomes otherwise unresponsive to Company requests for a period of three (3) months, the project may be considered abandoned, and Company may reduce any refund the Customer may otherwise be entitled to hereunder to zero, and Customer will have forfeited all rights to receive any refund for services purchased online or as described in the original Order Form.

  1. INDEMNIFICATIONS
  2. Company Indemnity.

In performing services under this Agreement, Company agrees not to design, develop, or provide to Customer any items that infringe one or more patents, copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights (including trade secrets), privacy, or other rights of any person or entity. If Company becomes aware of any such possible infringement in the course of performing any work hereunder, Company shall immediately so notify Customer in writing. Company agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold Customer, its officers, directors, members, employees, representatives, agents, and the like harmless for any such alleged or actual infringement and for any liability, debt, or other obligation arising out of or as a result of or relating to (a) the Agreement, (b) the performance of the Agreement, or (c) the Deliverables, other than Customer’s responsibilities and Customer Content. This indemnification shall include attorney’s fees and expenses unless Company defends against the allegations using counsel reasonably acceptable to Customer. Company’s total liability under this Agreement shall not exceed the amount of the Development Fee derived by Company under this Agreement.

  1. Customer Indemnity.

Customer shall indemnify and hold harmless Company (and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees) from any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and all related costs and expenses) incurred by Company as a result of any claim, judgment, or adjudication against Company related to or arising from (a) any photographs, illustrations, graphics, audio clips, video clips, text, data or any other information, content, display, or material (whether written, graphic, sound, or otherwise) provided by Customer to Company (the “Customer Content”), or (b) a claim that Company’s use of the Customer Content infringes the intellectual property rights of a third party. To qualify for such defense and payment, Company must: (i) give Customer prompt written notice of a claim; and (ii) allow Customer to control, and fully cooperate with Customer in, the defense and all related negotiations.

  1. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
  2. The company makes the following representations and warranties for the benefit of Customer:
    1. No Conflict.

The company represents and warrants that it is under no obligation or restriction that would in any way interfere or conflict with the work to be performed by Company under this Agreement and the Order. Customer understands that Company is currently working on one or more similar projects for other clients. Provided that those projects do not interfere or conflict with Company’s obligations under this Agreement, those projects shall not constitute a violation of this provision of the Agreement.

  1. Conformity, Performance, and Compliance.

Company represents and warrants that (1) all Deliverables shall be prepared in a workmanlike manner and with professional diligence and skill; (2) all Deliverables will function under standard HTML conventions; (3) all Deliverables will conform to the specifications and functions set forth in this Agreement; and (4) Company will perform all work called for by this Agreement in compliance with applicable laws. The company will repair any Deliverable that does not meet this warranty within a reasonable period of time if the defect affects the usability of Customer’s Web Site and otherwise will repair the defect within 24 hours, said repairs to be free of charge to Customer. This warranty shall extend for the life of this Agreement. This warranty does not cover links that change over time, pages that become obsolete over time, content that becomes outdated over time, or other changes that do not result from any error on the part of Company.

  1. Disclaimer of All Other Warranties.

COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN ITS WEB PAGES OR THE WEBSITE WILL MEET THE CUSTOMER’S REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE WEB PAGES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE WEB PAGES AND WEBSITE IS WITH CUSTOMER. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN THIS AGREEMENT, DEVELOPER PROVIDES ITS SERVICES “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT (A) THE LIMITED WARRANTIES SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION ARE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE WARRANTIES PROVIDED BY EACH PARTY, AND (B) EACH PARTY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, PERFORMANCE OR INABILITY TO PERFORM UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, THE CONTENT, AND EACH PARTY’S COMPUTING AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. IF ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL, VOID, OR FOR ANY REASON UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THAT PROVISION SHALL BE DEEMED SEVERABLE FROM THIS AGREEMENT AND SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY AND ENFORCEABILITY OF ANY REMAINING PROVISIONS.

  1. Limitation of Liability.

IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, LOST PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT FORESEEABLE OR ALLEGED TO BE BASED ON BREACH OF WARRANTY, CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY, ARISING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY PERFORMANCE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY PROVIDED HEREIN. THE MAXIMUM REMEDY AVAILABLE TO EITHER PARTY IS ANY AMOUNT PAID BY CUSTOMER HEREUNDER. COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH REGARD TO ANY THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR ANY SOFTWARE, EQUIPMENT, OR HARDWARE OBTAINED FROM THIRD PARTIES.

  1. The customer makes the following representations and warranties for the benefit of Company:
    1. Customer represents to Company and unconditionally guarantees that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or other artwork furnished to Company for inclusion in the Web Site are owned by Customer, or that Customer has permission from the rightful owner to use each of these elements, and will hold harmless, protect, and defend Company and its subcontractors from any claim or suit arising from the use of such elements furnished by Customer.
    2. From time to time governments enact laws and levy taxes and tariffs affecting Internet electronic commerce. Customer agrees that the client is solely responsible for complying with such laws, taxes, and tariffs, and will hold harmless, protect, and defend Company and its subcontractors from any claim, suit, penalty, tax, or tariff arising from Customer’s exercise of Internet electronic commerce.

The parties agree to hold each other’s Proprietary or Confidential Information in strict confidence. “Proprietary or Confidential Information” shall include, but is not limited to, written or oral contracts, trade secrets, know-how, business methods, business policies, memoranda, reports, records, computer retained information, notes, or financial information. Proprietary or Confidential Information shall not include any information which: (i) is or becomes generally known to the public by any means other than a breach of the obligations of the receiving party; (ii) was previously known to the receiving party or rightly received by the receiving party from a third party; (iii) is independently developed by the receiving party; or (iv) is subject to disclosure under court order or other lawful process. The parties agree not to make each other’s Proprietary or Confidential Information available in any form to any third party or to use each other’s Proprietary or Confidential Information for any purpose other than as specified in this Agreement. Each party’s proprietary or confidential information shall remain the sole and exclusive property of that party. The parties agree that in the event of use or disclosure by the other party other than as specifically provided for in this Agreement, the non-disclosing party may be entitled to equitable relief. Notwithstanding termination or expiration of this Agreement, Company and Customer acknowledge and agree that their obligations of confidentiality with respect to Proprietary or Confidential Information shall continue in effect for a total period of three (3) years from the Effective Date.

  1. FORCE MAJEURE

Neither party will be liable for, or will be considered to be in breach of or default under this Agreement on account of, any delay or failure to perform as required by this Agreement as a result of any causes or conditions that are beyond such Party’s reasonable control and that such Party is unable to overcome through the exercise of commercially reasonable diligence. If any force majeure event occurs, the affected Party will give prompt written notice to the other Party and will use commercially reasonable efforts to minimize the impact of the event.

  1. RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES
  2. Independent Contractor.

The company, in rendering performance under this Agreement, shall be deemed an independent contractor and nothing contained herein shall constitute this arrangement to be employment, a joint venture, or a partnership. Company shall be solely responsible for and shall hold Customer harmless for any and all claims for taxes, fees, or costs, including but not limited to withholding, income tax, and workers’ compensation.

  1. No Agency.

The customer does not undertake by this Agreement, the Order or otherwise to perform any obligation of Company, whether by regulation or contract. In no way is Company to be construed as the agent or to be acting as the agent of Customer in any respect, any other provisions of this Agreement notwithstanding.

  1. 10. NOTICE AND PAYMENT
    1. Any notice required to be given under this Agreement shall be in writing and delivered personally to the other designated party at the addresses listed in the Order mailed by certified, registered or express mail, return receipt requested or by Mail/ Courier.
    2. Either party may change its address to which notice or payment is to be sent by written notice to the other under any provision of this paragraph.
  1. JURISDICTION/DISPUTES

This Agreement shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the State of India, New Delhi. All disputes under this Agreement shall be resolved by litigation in the courts of the State of India, New Delhi including the state courts therein and the Parties all consent to the jurisdiction of such courts, agree to accept service of process by mail, and hereby waive any jurisdictional or venue defenses otherwise available to it.

  1. AGREEMENT BINDING ON SUCCESSORS

The provisions of the Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the Parties hereto, their heirs, administrators, successors, and assigns.

  1. 13. ASSIGNABILITY

Customer may not assign this Agreement or the rights and obligations thereunder to any third party without the prior express written approval of Company. Company reserves the right to assign subcontractors as needed to this project to ensure on-time completion.

  1. WAIVER

No waiver by either party of any default shall be deemed as a waiver of prior or subsequent default of the same of other provisions of this Agreement.

  1. SEVERABILITY

If any term, clause or provision hereof is held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the validity or operation of any other term, clause or provision, and such invalid term, clause or provision shall be deemed to be severed from the Agreement.

  1. INTEGRATION

This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding of the Parties, and revokes and supersedes all prior agreements between the Parties and is intended as a final expression of their Agreement. It shall not be modified or amended except in writing signed by the Parties hereto and specifically referring to this Agreement. This Agreement shall take precedence over any other documents which may conflict with this Agreement.

  1. NO INFERENCE AGAINST AUTHOR

No provision of this Agreement shall be interpreted against any Party because such Party or its legal representative drafted such provision.

  1. DISPUTES

Customer and Company agree to make a good-faith effort to resolve any disagreement arising out of, or in connection with, this Agreement through negotiation. Should the parties fail to resolve any such disagreement within ten (10) days, any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, including, without limitation, the interpretation or breach thereof, shall be submitted by either party to arbitration in India County, New Delhi and in accordance with the payment made to New Delhi, India. The arbitration shall be conducted by one arbitrator, who shall be (a) selected in the sole discretion of Kak Infotech and (b) a licensed attorney with at least ten (10) years experience in the practice of law and at least five (5) years experience in the negotiation of technology contracts or litigation of technology disputes. The arbitrator shall have the power to enter any award that could be entered by a judge of the state courts of New Delhi sitting without a jury, and only such power, except that the arbitrator shall not have the power to award punitive damages, treble damages, or any other damages which are not compensatory, even if permitted under the laws of the State of New Delhi or any other applicable law. The arbitrator must issue his or her resolution of any dispute within thirty (30) days of the date the dispute is submitted for arbitration. The written decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding and enforceable in any court having jurisdiction over the parties and the subject matter of the arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Section shall not preclude either party from seeking temporary, provisional, or injunctive relief from any court.

  1. READ AND UNDERSTOOD

Each Party acknowledges that it has read and understands this Agreement and agrees to be bound by its terms and conditions.

  1. DULY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE

If this Agreement is executed then each Party warrants that their representative whose signature appears on such signature pages is the duly authorized by all necessary and appropriate corporate actions to execute this Agreement. This is also applicable for digital acceptance for this agreement under the terms and conditions and all policies for Kak Infotech.

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