Reseller Licensing

This Ascend Reseller Agreement (the “Reseller Agreement”) is between the applicable reseller (“you” or “Reseller”), and Mindbox Studios, Inc., doing business as Ascend (“Ascend“, “we”, “us”, or “our”). If you are agreeing to this Reseller Agreement not as an individual but on behalf of your company, then “Reseller” or “you” means your company, and you are binding your company to this Reseller Agreement.

This Reseller Agreement is a separate agreement from the agreement that Ascend has with its end users at https://goascend.io/terms-of-use/ (as may be modified by Ascend from time to time, “Ascend Terms of Use”). For convenience and consistency, however, the definitions of certain terms related to our products and services (namely Software, Hosted Services, Products, and Authorized Users) will be the same as those in the Ascend Terms of Use.

This Reseller Agreement does not have to be signed in order to be binding. You indicate your assent to the terms by clicking on the “I agree” (or similar button) that is presented to you at the time of your order, or by requesting a new customer account be provisioned via email.

Order Requirements

To the extent that we make Products available for resale, You may order such Products for resale by following the directions set forth on our website (currently at https://goascend.io/reseller-licensing/). You must provide all of the requested information including, without limitation, the identity of the end user, the end user’s business and email addresses, and the specific Software licenses, Hosted Services subscriptions, or other Products to be resold in your order (“Reseller Order”). All such information must be accurate and complete and must reflect bona fide orders you have received from end users.

Limited Right to Resell

Subject to this Reseller Agreement, we grant you a one-time, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to resell the Products specified in your Reseller Order to the end user specified in the Reseller Order, solely for use by such end user in accordance with the Ascend Terms of Use. This right to resell does not apply to any other end user or Products (including without limitation any sale to any related party, organization or affiliate, or to any subsequent, additional or renewal sale to the same party).

Enforcement of Ascend Terms of Use

End User Terms

All use of the Products by end users is subject to the Ascend Terms of Use, and you may not purport to impose any other terms pertaining to their use of the Products. You are responsible for ensuring that each end user enters into the Ascend Terms of Use (which includes all limitations on Authorized Users and other quantity restrictions applicable to the end user’s order) in a manner that is legally binding upon the end user. This may require you to (a) notify each end user that Ascend products are subject to the Ascend Terms of Use and that by placing an order with Reseller the end user agrees to the Ascend Terms of Use, (b) include either a copy of or link to the Ascend Terms of Use in each quotation and order form you issue to the end user, and (c) obtain from each end user written confirmation of acceptance of the Ascend Terms of Use prior to the earlier to occur of acceptance of the order by Reseller or delivery of the Product. You must provide evidence of such acceptance by the end user to Ascend upon request.

Enforcement Cooperation

You agree to immediately notify us of any known or suspected breach of the Ascend Terms of Use or other unauthorized use of the Products and to assist us in the enforcement of the terms of the Ascend Terms of Use.

Identification as Reseller

Subject to this Reseller Agreement, you are permitted to identify yourself as an Ascend “Reseller” solely in connection with your resales of Products. You may not use any Ascend trademark, logo or service mark (“Ascend Marks”) except as permitted by written permission of an official Ascend representative. All goodwill arising from your use of Ascend Marks inures to the benefit of Ascend.

Payment and Delivery

Fees

Your non-refundable, non-cancelable payment to Ascend is due when you submit your Reseller Order.

Delivery

Upon receipt of payment, we will deliver the applicable Software license key, Hosted Services login information, or other information necessary for end users to use or access the applicable Products directly to the delivery contact specified in the Reseller Order in accordance with our standard delivery procedures. If we deliver the license keys or logins to you, you agree that you will, in turn, deliver them directly to the end user specified in the Reseller Order, and not to use or access the Software, Hosted Services, or other Products in any way. You must either delete all license keys promptly thereafter or maintain them in confidence.

Taxes

Payments made by you under this Reseller Agreement exclude any taxes or duties payable in respect of the Products in the jurisdiction where the payment is either made or received. To the extent that any such taxes or duties are payable by Ascend, you must pay to Ascend the amount of such taxes or duties in addition to any fees owed under this Reseller Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may have obtained an exemption from relevant taxes or duties as of the time such taxes or duties are levied or assessed. In that case, you will have the right to provide to Ascend any such exemption information, and Ascend will use reasonable efforts to provide such invoicing documents as may enable you to obtain a refund or credit for the amount so paid from any relevant revenue authority if such a refund or credit is available.

End User Pricing and Payment; Refunds

You will independently set your own pricing to each end user. You bear all risk of non-payment by end users, and you are solely responsible for all of your costs and expenses. You may not terminate a Reseller Order or receive any refunds due to non-payment by an end user. If Ascend provides any refund to an end user under our standard return policy, Ascend, at its option, will refund the applicable amounts either directly to the end user or to you for distribution to the end user. You agree to cooperate with Ascend in connection with any such refund.

Feedback

If you provide any feedback, comments, suggestions, ideas, description of processes, or other information to us about or in connection with the Products or our Reseller program, including without limitation any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained therein (“Feedback”), then you grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual and irrevocable license to use, copy, modify and otherwise exploit the Feedback for any purpose, without any compensation to you or any restriction or obligation on account of intellectual property rights or otherwise. For clarity, no Feedback will be deemed your Confidential Information, and nothing in this Reseller Agreement (including without limitation “Confidentiality” section herein) limits Ascend’s right to independently use, develop, evaluate, or market products, whether incorporating Feedback or otherwise.

No Use Rights; Ascend Reserved Rights

Only the end user customer of the Products (and its Authorized Users) may use the Products. You are not permitted to use any Products resold under this Reseller Agreement for your own benefit. To the extent that you nevertheless gain any access to the Products, all license restrictions in the Ascend Terms of Use apply to you. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Reseller Agreement, except for the limited resale right in”Limited Right to Resell” section above, Ascend and its suppliers have and will retain all rights, title and interest (including without limitation all patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property rights) in and to all Products, service descriptions, documentation, and underlying technology (“Ascend Technology”), and all copies, modifications and derivative works thereof, including without limitation as may incorporate Feedback. You acknowledge that you are obtaining only a limited right to resell the Products and that irrespective of any use of the words “purchase”, “sale” or like terms hereunder no ownership rights are being conveyed to you under this Reseller Agreement or otherwise.

Reseller Obligations and Liability

End User Relationships; Business Practices

You agree not to represent yourself as an agent or employee of Ascend and agree that we will have primary control over any end user communication regarding the Products once you submit a Reseller Order. You will not make any representations regarding Ascend, on Ascend’s behalf, or about any Products. You agree not to engage in any deceptive, misleading, illegal, or unethical practices that may be detrimental to Ascend or its products and agree to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations while operating under this Reseller Agreement, including without limitation the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and any similar laws or regulations in any applicable jurisdiction. You further agree to comply with all applicable export and import laws and regulations, including U.S. embargo and sanctions regulations and prohibitions on export for certain end uses or to certain users.

Indemnity

You are fully responsible for all liabilities and expenses of any type whatsoever that may arise on account of your resale of Products. You will indemnify, hold harmless and (at Ascend’s option) defend Ascend from and against any claim, loss, cost, liability or damage, including attorneys’ fees, for which Ascend becomes liable arising from or relating to: (a) any breach or alleged by you of any term of this Reseller Agreement, (b) the issuance by you of any warranty or representation regarding Ascend or its products or services not specified in the Ascend Terms of Use, or (c) any of your other acts or omissions in connection with the marketing or resale of the Products under this Reseller Agreement.

Termination

Termination

We may terminate this Reseller Agreement if you materially breach any provision in this Reseller Agreement and fail to cure such breach within five (5) days of written notice of such breach. In addition, either party may terminate this Reseller Agreement for any reason or no reason upon thirty (30) days’ written notice to the other party. Ascend may also terminate this Reseller Agreement immediately upon notice to you if (a) it ceases to offer the current Reseller program or (b) it reasonably believes that continuing hereunder could result in business or legal liability for Ascend or otherwise harm Ascend or its end users.

Effect of Termination

You expressly agree that Ascend will have no obligation or liability to you resulting from termination or expiration of this Reseller Agreement in accordance with its terms. Upon termination or expiration of this Reseller Agreement: (a) you must immediately cease identifying yourself as an Ascend Reseller and using Ascend Marks in connection with your resale activities hereunder, (b) you must destroy all Confidential Information in your possession and certify destruction (unless we request that you return such materials to us) and (c) Sections herein: “Payment and Delivery” (but only with respect to Reseller Orders completed during the Term), “Feedback” and “No Use Rights; Ascend Reserved Rights” through “General will survive.

Changes to Agreement

From time to time, we may modify this Reseller Agreement. The version of this Reseller Agreement in place at the time you submit each Reseller Order is the version that will govern such order. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of these changes through communications through our website or other forms of communication, but we also suggest that you bookmark this Reseller Agreement and read it periodically.

Confidentiality

Except as otherwise set forth in this Reseller Agreement, each party agrees that all code, inventions, know-how, business, technical and financial information it obtains (as “Receiving Party”) from the disclosing party (“Disclosing Party”) constitute the confidential property of the Disclosing Party (“Confidential Information”), provided that it is identified as confidential at the time of disclosure or should be reasonably known by the Receiving Party to be Confidential Information due to the nature of the information disclosed and the circumstances surrounding the disclosure. Any Ascend Technology and any performance information relating to the Products shall be deemed Confidential Information of Ascend without any marking or further designation. Except as expressly authorized herein, the Receiving Party will hold in confidence and not use or disclose any Confidential Information. The Receiving Party’s nondisclosure obligation shall not apply to information which the Receiving Party can document: (i) was rightfully in its possession or known to it prior to receipt of the Confidential Information; (ii) is or has become public knowledge through no fault of the Receiving Party; (iii) is rightfully obtained by the Receiving Party from a third party without breach of any confidentiality obligation; (iv) is independently developed by employees of the Receiving Party who had no access to such information; or (v) is required to be disclosed pursuant to a regulation, law or court order (but only to the minimum extent required to comply with such regulation or order and with advance notice to the Disclosing Party). The Receiving Party acknowledges that disclosure of Confidential Information would cause substantial harm for which damages alone would not be a sufficient remedy, and therefore that upon any such disclosure by the Receiving Party the Disclosing Party shall be entitled to appropriate equitable relief in addition to whatever other remedies it might have at law.

Ascend Commitments; DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

For the avoidance of doubt, any and all commitments, indemnities and other terms and conditions offered by Ascend with respect to use of the Products are made directly by Ascend to the end user in accordance with the Ascend Terms of Use and do not extend to you as a Reseller. We make NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, TO you as a RESELLER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Waiver of Consequential Damages

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, NEITHER ASCEND NOR ITS SUPPLIERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, LOST DATA, FAILURE OF SECURITY MECHANISMS, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS), REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES IN ADVANCE.

Liability Cap

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, ASCEND’S AND ITS THIRD-PARTY SUPPLIERS’ ENTIRE LIABILITY UNDER THIS RESELLER AGREEMENT SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNTS ACTUALLY PAID BY RESELLER TO ASCEND IN RESPECT OF THE RESELLER ORDER THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF THIS RESELLER AGREEMENT.

Dispute Resolution; Governing Law

In the event of any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Reseller Agreement, the parties hereto shall follow the same Dispute Resolution guidelines outlined in the Ascend Terms of Use.

U.S. Government Rights

The Products are commercial computer software. If the user or licensee of the Products is an agency, department, or other entity of the United States Government, the use, duplication, reproduction, release, modification, disclosure, or transfer of the Software, or any related documentation of any kind, including technical data and manuals, is restricted by a license agreement or by the terms of this Reseller Agreement in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 12.212 for civilian purposes and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 227.7202 for military purposes. The Products were developed fully at private expense. All other use is prohibited.

General

This Reseller Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Ascend relating to the resale of Ascend products as described in this Reseller Agreement and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous oral or written communications, proposals and representations with respect to the Products or any other subject matter covered by this Reseller Agreement. If any provision of this Reseller Agreement is held to be void, invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall continue in full force and effect. This Reseller Agreement may not be modified or amended except as described in “Changes to Agreement” section herein or otherwise with the written agreement of Ascend (which may be withheld in its complete discretion without any requirement to provide reasons). As used herein, “including” (and its variants) means “including without limitation” (and its variants). If either party to this Reseller Agreement breaches any provision of this Reseller Agreement relating to Confidential Information or intellectual property rights, there may not be an adequate remedy available solely at law; therefore, an injunction, specific performance or other form of equitable relief or monetary damages or any combination thereof may be sought by the injured party to this Reseller Agreement. No failure or delay by the injured party to this Reseller Agreement in exercising any right, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any right, power or privilege hereunder at law or equity. The parties are independent contractors. This Reseller Agreement shall not be construed as constituting either party as a partner of the other or to create any other form of legal association that would give on party the express or implied right, power or authority to create any duty or obligation of the other party.

Should you have any questions concerning this Reseller Agreement, or if you desire to contact Ascend for any reason, please contact us.