Terms of Use

IMPORTANT- READ CAREFULLY: CUSTOMER'S USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND  SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES PROVIDED BY WEST UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, INC. ARE CONDITIONED UPON CUSTOMER'S COMPLIANCE AND ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF CUSTOMER DOES NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT USE THE SMB SERVICES. CUSTOMER IS ENCOURAGED TO PRINT OR DOWNLOAD THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND SAVE THEM FOR CUSTOMER'S RECORDS.

This Agreement (the "Agreement") is between the individual or legal entity using, purchasing or opening an account for SMB Services ("Customer") and West Unified Communications Services, Inc. on its own behalf and on behalf of the applicable affiliate that invoices Customer for the SMB Services ("WestUC"). Please read this Agreement carefully before installing, accessing, or otherwise using the SMB Services. By installing, accessing, or otherwise using SMB Services, Customer agrees to be bound by this Agreement. Please maintain a copy for Customer's records. WestUC reserves the right to reject the online registration of any Customer in WestUC's sole discretion.

 


 

Service Description

 

This Agreement governs the purchase and use of InterCall Small Business audio and web conferencing services and related products and services ("SMB Services"). WestUC may alter, expand, or reduce the features of the SMB Services from time to time without notice to Customer. Customer agrees that WestUC's obligation to provide SMB Services is conditioned upon Customer providing all information and assistance reasonably required to perform the SMB Services and Customer hereby agrees to timely provide all such information and assistance. WestUC reserves the right to reclaim any dial-in numbers at any time. Customer acknowledges that not all SMB Services can be guaranteed from all locations including, but not limited to via mobile telephones, pay phones or satellite phones due to various in-country, carrier or other restrictions. Existing WestUC customers are able to convert to SMB Services only if all owners under that customer's account are converted to SMB Services.

 


 

Definitions

 

"Effective Date" means the date the SMB Services ordered by Customer are available for use by Customer.

"Payment Information" means valid debit card or credit card number with credit sufficient to pay the applicable Subscription Fees and other information required by WestUC to invoice and charge Customer for the SMB Services ordered by Customer.

"Registration Information" means information provided by Customer as part of the process of ordering SMB Services from WestUC, whether online or via other means, including but not limited to Payment Information and electronic acceptance of payment terms and this Agreement.

"Subscription Term" is the period of time beginning at the Effective Date and continuing for the length of time ordered by Customer during the registration process, including any applicable auto renewal periods.

"Named User" means the employee(s) designated by Customer to use the SMB Services in accordance with this Agreement, including any contractors, consultants or other individuals authorized by Customer to use the Service.

 


 

Termination of the Agreement

 

Either Customer or WestUC may terminate this Agreement or any Subscription at any time for convenience upon written notice to the other party. Such a termination shall be deemed a Termination For Convenience.

 


 

Fair Usage

 

Each Conference Plan, other than Pay As You Go Plans, is subject to a Fair Usage limit of a total of 10,000 minutes per Plan per month. If these limits are exceeded, WestUC may immediately terminate, in whole or in part, the Customer's use of the SMB Services. Should WestUC do so, then WestUC will reimburse Customer for any amounts prepaid by Customer for SMB Services not rendered, and such reimbursement shall be the only and entire obligation of WestUC, and the exclusive remedy of Customer, for such termination.

 


 

Termination For Cause

 

The SMB Services may be terminated by the non-breaching party upon a material breach by the other party of a material provision of this Agreement or the relevant Subscription which breach is not cured within sixty (60) days after written notice or within ten (10) days after written notice if the breach is a breach of Customer’s payment obligations. Such a termination shall be deemed a Termination For Cause.

 


 

Effect of Termination

 

If Customer terminates the Services for Cause: (a) Customer will pay for all SMB Services rendered up to the date of termination; (b) WestUC will reimburse Customer for any amounts prepaid by Customer for SMB Services not rendered; and (c) Customer shall be relieved of any future payments due under such Subscription. Notwithstanding the prior sentence, if a Customer has selected an Annual Subscription Term and has terminated the SMB Services for Convenience (or it has been terminated by WestUC for Cause), Customer shall be liable for 70% of any remaining monthly payments due to WestUC and WestUC has no obligation to reimburse such amounts if prepaid.

All use of SMB Services after termination shall be billed at WestUC’s standard rates.

 


 

Payments and Charges

 

WestUC will invoice Customer electronically free of charge or via paper invoice for a fee. Customer agrees to make payment via valid debit or credit card and further agrees that such debit or credit card may be charged on or about the date the invoice is issued to Customer without any further Customer consent. WestUC may also pre-authorize Customer's debit or credit card at the time the order is placed in order to ensure the validity of the card and availability of credit.

Customer must notify WestUC of any disputed charges within thirty (30) days from the date of the invoice, otherwise Customer will be deemed to agree to such charges and WestUC will not be subject to making adjustments to charges or invoices. Only one employee can be designated for each Named User Account. Named User Accounts may not be shared.

Per-minute Services are charged by multiplying all inbound or outbound connections of all conferences by the applicable per minute rate. Customer should review http://www.intercall.com/en-US/Solutions/Compare-Products/ for additional charges and options applicable to the Services.

 


 

Price Changes

 

CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT STANDARD RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT WESTUC PROVIDING SPECIFIC NOTICE TO CUSTOMER BY WESTUC POSTING NEW STANDARD RATES. CUSTOMER THEREFORE AGREES TO CHECK WESTUC'S STANDARD RATES FROM TIME TO TIME AND IN EACH CASE PRIOR TO USING ANY SMB SERVICES SUBJECT TO STANDARD RATES. NEGOTIATED RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME ON THIRTY (30) DAYS’ PRIOR WRITTEN NOTICE TO CUSTOMER.

 


 

Unpaid Charges

 

In the event charges due are not timely paid in full for any reason, WestUC shall have the right to suspend all or any portion of the SMB Services until such time as all charges and applicable interest amounts and/or late fees have been paid. Following such payment, WestUC may reinstate SMB Services only upon satisfactory assurance of Customer's ability to pay for SMB Services, including modified payment terms such as prepayment and/or accelerated invoicing. Such suspension shall not relieve Customer of any payment liability. Customer agrees to reimburse WestUC for any costs, expenses, or fees expended by WestUC in connection with any collection efforts against Customer, including reasonable internal and outside attorneys' fees.

 


 

Taxes, Fees and Surcharges

 

In addition to the rates for the SMB Services, Customer shall pay all applicable fees, duties, tolls, administrative assessments, surcharges, or taxes now or hereafter attributable to the SMB Services and included on Customer's invoice.  In the event Customer is required by law to make any deductions or to withhold from Customer’s payments to WestUC, Customer shall pay WestUC such additional amounts so that the net amount WestUC receives from Customer is equal to the full amount for the charges which WestUC would have received from Customer had such withholding not been made, and in such case, Customer shall pay the applicable tax authorities any such required deduction or withholding.  WestUC will assess any applicable fees, duties, tolls, administrative assessments, surcharges, or taxes, based on the geographic location of the billing address of the Billing Contact Owner Name in the WestUC billing system. Should WestUC not have an address for the Billing Contact Owner Name, then fees, duties, tolls, administrative assessments, surcharges, or taxes will be applied based on the geographic location provided at the Account level in the WestUC billing system.

 


 

License

 

Subject to Customer's compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, WestUC hereby grants Customer a non-exclusive license during the Subscription Term to use the SMB Services. Except as specifically set forth herein, WestUC or its suppliers retain all right, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, relating to or embodied in the SMB Services, including without limitation all technology, telephone numbers, web addresses, software, or systems relating to the SMB Services. Customer agrees not to reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, translate, or attempt to learn the source code of any software related to the SMB Services. Customer may not resell, distribute, make any commercial use of, use on a timeshare or service bureau basis, or use to operate a Web-site or otherwise generate income from the SMB Services or use the SMB Services for the development, production or marketing of a service or product substantially similar to the SMB Services.

Customer may not use the SMB Services in an attempt to, or in conjunction with any device, program or service designed to circumvent technological measures employed to control access to, or the rights in, a content file or other work protected by the copyright laws of any jurisdiction. All rights not expressly granted by WestUC are hereby reserved. Customer agrees that it will not take any action to interfere with WestUC's ownership of or rights in the SMB Services. WestUC is under no obligation to provide Customer with any error corrections, updates, upgrades, bug fixes and/or enhancements. Customer agrees that (except as otherwise provided in this Agreement) it will not: (i) reproduce, republish, display, frame, download (except as expressly authorized herein), distribute, or transmit the SMB Services; (ii) redistribute, encumber, sell, rent, lease, loan, sublicense, assign, or otherwise transfer rights to the SMB Services; (iii) modify or create any derivative works based on the SMB Services, including customization, translation, or localization unless otherwise directed by WestUC; (iv) copy, reproduce, reuse in another product or service, modify, alter, or display in any manner any SMB Services or files, or parts thereof, included as part of the SMB Services; (v) decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code of the SMB Services, or in any way ascertain, decipher, or obtain the communications protocols for accessing the SMB Services, or the underlying ideas or algorithms of the SMB Services; (vi) create or use any SMB Services other than that authorized by WestUC to access the SMB Services; (vii) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the SMB Services or to any account, application, platform, computer system or network associated with the SMB Services; (viii) use the SMB Services in any way that violates this Agreement, or any other agreements to which Customer is a party, or any law; (ix) remove or alter any trademark, logo, copyright or other proprietary notices, legends, symbols or labels in or on the SMB Services or associated with the SMB Services; (x) post, transmit, redistribute, upload, or promote any materials that (a) violate or infringe in any way upon the rights of others, including without limitation copyrights and trademarks, (b) contain corrupted files, viruses, or any other similar SMB Services files the intent of which is to damage the operation of another's computer or the SMB Services, (c) are unlawful, threatening, harassing, abusive, defamatory or invasive of privacy or publicity rights, (d) contain any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation to other Customers, individuals or entities, (e) encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, or (f) give rise to civil liability; or (xi) undertake any conduct that, in the judgment of WestUC, intentionally restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the SMB Services or the SMB Services. Customer will have sole responsibility for the adequate protection and backup of its data and/or equipment used with the SMB Services.

 


 

Responsibility for Customer's Accounts

 

Customer is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Customer's accounts, owner numbers, conference codes, passwords and personal identification numbers used in conjunction with the SMB Services and for all uses of the SMB Services in association with Customer's accounts whether or not authorized by Customer. WestUC does not sell products or SMB Services for children. Customer will not allow children under 18 to use the SMB Services without the involvement of a parent or guardian. Customer agrees to immediately notify WestUC of any unauthorized use of Customer's account of which Customer becomes aware. Customer is solely responsible for updating and maintaining its Registration Information. WestUC reserves the right to terminate SMB Services if Customer fails to provide, update or maintain complete and current Payment and Registration Information.

 


 

Responsibility for Communications

 

Customer is the sole owner of content and solely responsible for the content of all communications (visual, written or audible) using Customer's accounts. Although WestUC is not responsible for any such communications, WestUC may suspend or immediately terminate Customer's SMB Services upon any determined use of which WestUC is made aware. Use of conference recording or taping any use of the by Customer may subject Customer to laws or regulations and Customer is solely responsible for and obligated to provide any required notification to participants prior to commencement of said recording or taping. Customer acknowledges and agrees that WestUC has not and is not expected to provide Customer with any analysis, interpretation or advice regarding Customer's compliance with the above and does not control Customer's content nor guarantee the accuracy, integrity, security or quality of Customer's content.

 


 

Privacy and Data Use

 

The information WestUC holds about Customer will be used to provide the SMB Services and for identification, account administration, analysis and fraud/loss prevention purposes.  Each party shall comply with any applicable data protection legislation existing in all jurisdictions in which users of the SMB Services access the SMB Services (together, the “Data Protection Laws”).  The parties acknowledge and agree that the provision of the SMB Services may involve the collection, processing, storage or recording of certain “Personal Data” or “Personal Information” (as defined by the applicable Data Protection Laws) of Customer and the participants. WestUC hereby undertakes that it will: (i) use any such Personal Data solely for the purpose of providing the SMB Services; (ii) process the same only in accordance with Customer's instructions; and (iii) implement and maintain commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures to prevent unauthorized or unlawful processing or, accidental loss or destruction of or damage to such Personal Data. According to certain Data Protection Laws, the Parties acknowledge, when applicable, that WestUC acts as a “Data Processor” in relation to the Personal Data of Customer it processes on Customer's behalf and Customer remains the “Data Controller” with respect to such Personal Data.  Customer is informed and hereby consents for the purpose of providing the SMB Services the whole or any part of its Personal Data may be collected, processed or stored by the Provider, its Affiliates and its third party suppliers in the United States of America, in the European Economic Area and the rest of the world.  Customer agrees that it shall inform any data subjects concerned of the processing of their Personal Data pursuant to this Agreement and Customer shall obtain such data subjects’ unambiguous consent to such processing in accordance with applicable Data Protection Laws.  This Agreement and any use of the SMB Services are also subject to WestUC’s online privacy policy located at https://www.westuc.com/west-uc-global-privacy-statement.

 


 

Limited Warranty

 

ALL SMB SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. CUSTOMER UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT WESTUC'S SMB SERVICES AND THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE." WESTUC AND ITS SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WESTUC MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION REGARDING ANY INFORMATION, MATERIALS, GOODS OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH WESTUC'S SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES OR WEBSITES, OR THAT THE SMB SERVICES WILL MEET ANY OF CUSTOMER'S REQUIREMENTS, OR BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE. USE OF THE SMB SERVICES AND WEBSITE ARE AT CUSTOMER'S SOLE RISK. WESTUC IS NOT LIABLE FOR ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS, FOR INFORMATION OR CONTENT OF COMMUNICATIONS, THIRD PARTY SMB SERVICES, EQUIPMENT FAILURE OR MODIFICATION, OR CAUSES BEYOND WESTUC'S REASONABLE CONTROL.

 


 

Limitation of Liability

 

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL WESTUC, OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR THEIR AFFILIATES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, DATA OR PROFITS, OR COST OF COVER ARISING OUT OF, OR RESULTING FROM THE SMB SERVICES, THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY ORDER FORM REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY OF RECOVERY, EVEN IF WESTUC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. EXCEPT FOR DAMAGES THAT ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO BE PAID, CUSTOMER AGREES THAT ALL DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED EXCEPT FOR THE DIRECT DAMAGES THAT ARE ACTUALLY INCURRED BY CUSTOMER IN REASONABLE RELIANCE, UP TO THE LESSER OF THE AMOUNT OF A REFUND OF THE PRICE THAT CUSTOMER ACTUALLY PAID FOR THE SMB SERVICES DURING THE SIX (6) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE FILING OF SUCH CLAIM REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION OR CLAIM (E.G., CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE, FRAUD, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY) OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS (US $100).

 


 

Indemnification

 

Customer shall indemnify, defend and hold WestUC, its suppliers, their affiliates and their officers, directors, employees (the “WestUC Indemnitees”) harmless from any and all claims, actions, suits, proceedings, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including reasonable attorneys' fees, which arise out of or relate to: (1) Customer's use of the SMB Services (including without limitation, any person accessing the SMB Services using Customer's account); (2) any fraud, misuse, manipulation, or actual or alleged violation of this Agreement, any Subscription or any applicable law, rule or regulation by Customer or any person accessing the SMB Services using Customer's account; (3) any determined use by Customer or any person accessing the SMB Services using Customer's account; and/or (4) any actual or alleged infringement or violation by Customer or any person accessing the SMB Services using Customer's account of any intellectual property or privacy or other right of any person or entity.

 


 

Confidentiality

 

WestUC and Customer agree to use commercially reasonable efforts to protect from unauthorized disclosure Confidential Information of the other party. Confidential Information shall mean information that derives economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by, other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use and marked as Confidential (“Confidential Information”). The parties agree that Confidential Information may be disclosed to employees, affiliates, suppliers or advisors on a need-to-know basis and who agree to be bound by confidentiality terms and conditions at least as stringent as those herein. This confidentiality obligation shall not apply to any information (i) independently developed by a party, (ii) generally available to the public other than by a party's breach of this Agreement, (iii) already known by a party at time of disclosure to that party, or (iv) rightfully received from a third party without restriction on disclosure or an obligation of confidentiality running directly or indirectly to the other party. Nothing shall prevent or prohibit the receiving party from providing access to Confidential Information as may be required by law, rule or regulation provided that the receiving party gives as much notice as is reasonably practical and provides reasonable assistance to the disclosing party in the disclosing party’s efforts, if any, to challenge the disclosure so required by law, rule or regulation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the parties acknowledge that the receiving party shall not be required to return to the disclosing party or destroy those copies of Information residing on the receiving party's backup, disaster recovery or business continuity systems and the obligations hereunder with respect to such Confidential Information shall survive until such Confidential Information is destroyed.

 


 

Governmental Agencies

 

Use of the SMB Services by the United States Government or other governmental agencies shall be as "restricted computer software" or "limited rights data" as set forth in 48 CFR 52.227-14, or as "commercial computer software" or "commercial computer software documentation" under DFARS 252.227-7202, or under such other similar applicable terms and conditions to prevent the transfer of rights in and to the technology to the government or such agency other than under normal commercial licensing terms and conditions. Contractor/manufacturer is West Unified Communications Services, Inc., 8420 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60631.

 


 

Export and Import Control Laws and Regulations

 

Customer acknowledges that the laws and regulations of the United States restrict the export and re-export of commodities and technical data of United States origin, including the SMB Services and any related software. Without limiting the foregoing, Customer acknowledges that the SMB Services and any related software are or may be an "encryption item" subject to controls under the Export Administration Regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Customer agrees not to export or re-export the SMB Services or any related software in any form in violation of the export laws of the United States or any foreign jurisdiction.

 


 

Message delivery Services

 

If Customer uses SMB Services to send fax, email, phone, text, SMS, or other messages ("Messages") to any recipients (the "Recipients") as a condition for using such SMB Services, Customer represents and warrants that a) that Customer will not make any automated outdials to induce the purchase of goods or services or to solicit a charitable contribution; and (b) Customer has the legal right to send all Messages to the Recipients (including obtaining any required consents from the Recipients) and the content timing and purpose of all Messages, campaigns and programs are in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations including those with respect to timing, content, do not call lists and including, but not limited to: the following laws of the United Sates: TCPA 47 USC 227; CANSPAM Pub. L. No. 108-187; and TSR 16 CFR 310; the following laws of Canada: the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission concerning telemarketing and unsolicited faxes, Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act; and from the following laws of the United Kingdom: the UK Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. Customer further acknowledges that Customer is the sender of all Messages and WestUC is merely acting at Customer's direction as the broadcaster of the Messages. WestUC does not provide content and Customer shall be solely responsible for all content of the Messages and for providing any list of names, numbers or addresses for WestUC to utilize in sending Messages.

 


 

Enforceability/Waiver

 

If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, then such invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the allocation of risks, and the remainder of the Agreement will continue in effect. If any provision(s) is found to be contrary to law, then such provision(s) will be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect. WestUC 's failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless agreed to by WestUC in a non-electronic writing manually signed by a duly authorized representative of WestUC. If there is any law, rule, regulation or policy that causes WestUC to be regulated or that causes the Agreement or SMB Services to be in conflict with such law, rule, regulation or policy, WestUC may terminate or modify the affected SMB Services without liability.

 


 

Miscellaneous

 

Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all remedies provided for in this Agreement shall be cumulative and in addition to and not in lieu of any other remedies available to either party at law, in equity, or otherwise. Customer acknowledges that WestUC is an independent contractor, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement. This Agreement is for the sole benefit of WestUC and its affiliates and Customer and is not intended to, nor shall it be construed to, create any right or confer any benefit on any other party. The parties do not intend that this Agreement will be enforceable by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person not a party to this Agreement. The parties confirm that they wish to have this Agreement written in English only. Les Parties aux presentes confirment leur volonte que cette Convention soit redigee en langue anglaise seulement. Customer authorizes WestUC's monitoring including recording of calls for the purposes of quality assurance and Customer further consents to WestUC's use of automatic dialing equipment to contact Customer. WestUC's performance of the SMB Services is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of WestUC's right to comply with governmental, judicial and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to Customer's use of WestUC's Website, the SMB Services or information provided to or gathered by WestUC with respect to such use. Customer may not assign this Agreement to any other person or entity without WestUC's prior written approval, but nothing restricts WestUC's ability to assign this Agreement or subcontract the SMB Services hereunder.

 


 

Governing Law; Exclusive Forum; Jurisdiction

 

If Customer is incorporated or registered in, or if not incorporated or registered, resides in Europe, the Middle East or Africa, this Agreement shall be governed and construed by the laws of England and Customer irrevocably agrees and consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts sitting in England with respect to any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any SMB Services provided by WestUC. If Customer is incorporated or registered in, or if not incorporated or registered, resides in Asia, Australia, New Zealand or the Indo - Pacific region, this Agreement shall be governed and construed by the laws of Singapore and Customer irrevocably agrees and consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts sitting in Singapore with respect to any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any SMB Services provided by WestUC. If Customer is incorporated or registered in, or if not incorporated or registered, resides in North, Central or South America or any other region of the world not mentioned above, this Agreement shall be governed and construed by the laws of Delaware USA and Customer irrevocably agrees and consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts sitting in Omaha, Nebraska USA with respect to any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any SMB Services provided by WestUC.

Customer agrees to service of process by mail directed to Customer's billing address. Customer hereby waives all defenses including but not limited to sovereign immunity, lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens and expressly waives any right to bring suit or have any action heard in Customer's local courts. Customer agrees that any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to this Agreement must be commenced by Customer within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or shall be waived.

 


 

Force Majeure

 

WestUC will not be responsible for delays and/or defaults in its performance due to causes beyond its reasonable control, including, but without limiting the generality of the foregoing; acts of terrorism, wars, hostilities, revolutions, riots, civil commotion, national emergency, fire or explosion, flood, force of nature, embargoes, accidents, acts of God, stability or availability of the Internet, the elements; telecommunication system failure; technology attacks, epidemic; quarantine; viruses; strike; lockouts; disputes with workmen or their labor disturbances; total or partial failure of transportation, utilities, delivery facilities, or supplies; acts or request of any governmental authority; or any other cause beyond WestUC's control, whether or not similar to the foregoing.

 


 

Entire Agreement

 

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between WestUC and Customer with respect to the SMB Services and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, representations, promises, or agreements, whether electronic, oral, or non-electronic, between WestUC and Customer regarding the SMB Services. Customer agrees that any terms or conditions contained in any document, including but not limited to a purchase order, acknowledgement, email, or other document that Customer may now or later provide to WestUC, will have no effect and that this Agreement is the only contract between WestUC and Customer regarding the SMB Services and this Agreement may only be amended as set forth herein. The application of the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods is hereby expressly excluded. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given to Customer in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

 


 

Notices

 

Notices from WestUC to Customer under this Agreement may be sent by mail, email, fax or other electronic media and will be considered given upon delivery to the physical address, fax number, email address or other contact information provided by Customer for billing or account management purposes. Notices to WestUC must be sent to the address mentioned in WestUC's invoice to Customer with a courtesy copy to 8420 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 1100, Chicago, Illinois 60631, Attn: Legal Department; Fax: 706-902-3961; Email: legal@west.com. All notices shall be in English.

 


 

Modification

 

WestUC may, at any time, amend the provisions of this Agreement. Any amendment proposed by Customer may only be accepted by WestUC in a non-electronic writing manually signed by an authorized representative of each party. Notwithstanding anything in this Section to the contrary, if WestUC posts amended terms on its Website, such terms will automatically become effective ten (10) days after they are posted on the Website. By using the SMB Services after such revised terms are posted, Customer agrees to be bound by any such amended provisions. Therefore, Customer agrees to periodically visit the Website to examine the then-current Agreement.

Revised May 9, 2016

 

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