1. PARTIES. The parties to this Agreement (as defined below) are MemberClicks, Inc., ("MemberClicks") and the client ("Client" or "You") accepting and agreeing to this Agreement through the ordering process for the Services (as defined below) on the MemberClicks website (www.memberclicks.com or any successor URL used by MemberClicks) (the "Website") or through such other ordering process (including without limitation, through a written invoice or by email) as may be instituted by MemberClicks. Please review this Agreement carefully, as it governs your purchases on the Website and constitutes a binding legal agreement between you and MemberClicks. By ordering the Services through the Website You signify your acceptance of this Agreement, as it may be amended from time to time, in MemberClicks' sole discretion. All changes to this Agreement are effective when posted on the Website, provided that the Fees may not be amended or revised until the next applicable renewal Term.
2. CONSTRUCTION. The "Agreement" includes these General Terms and Conditions, the General Billing Policies ("Billing Policies"), any additional terms and conditions that may be set forth on the Website as part of the ordering process for the Services, and any amendments, addenda, purchase orders, or invoices agreed upon by the parties in writing, which are collectively incorporated herein and made a part of this Agreement. Billing Policies can be found at www.memberclicks.com/billing/policies.
3.1 MemberClicks will provide the services requested by Client through the online ordering and activation process set forth on the Website (the "Services"). Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, MemberClicks grants to Client a non-exclusive, non-transferable license (without the right to sub-license) to access and use the Services in accordance with any related documentation and use rights as may be set out on the Website or otherwise communicated to Client during the term of this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to grant Client any rights in MemberClicks' software and services beyond those expressly provided herein. Client must not remove any notice of proprietary rights from the Services. MemberClicks may, in its discretion, utilize third party products, services, or technology in providing of the Services.
3.2 The Services may allow a user to access or link to other sites on the Internet, including Client's web site(s). MemberClicks does not control the content, services, or areas of the Client's web sites(s) or any other third-party sites or sites that are linked from within the Services and Client acknowledges that MemberClicks is not responsible for the content of these sites. MemberClicks does not prescreen the information, graphics and other material and services posted on the site and/or the Services by Client and its members (collectively "Content"), and MemberClicks is not responsible for any Content or Client Content (as defined below) that is inaccurate, unlawful, abusive, obscene, defamatory, libelous, fraudulent, tortuous, invasive, or offensive. Client acknowledges that Client is solely responsible for the Content and Client Content posted or provided by Client and its members and that MemberClicks is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or usefulness of the Content that is placed on or distributed through the Site. Client and its members must evaluate and bear the risk associated with any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or usefulness of any Content.
3.3 The Client Content and Client's data is the property of the Client and its members. MemberClicks is the owner of all right, title and interest in and to the Website, the Services, any software or technology used to provide the Services, the MemberClicks Marks, and all associated copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights in any of the foregoing.
4. PAYMENT OF FEES. Client agrees to pay MemberClicks the fees for the Services as set forth and agreed upon through the ordering process on the Website ("Fees"), which shall be due and payable in accordance with the Billing Policies. If Client in good faith disputes any charges, it shall timely pay all undisputed charges in accordance with the Billing Policies, and within ten (10) days of the invoice date give MemberClicks notice of the disputed amount(s) and reason(s) therefore ("Dispute Notice"). MemberClicks shall review any such notice promptly. If MemberClicks determines that Client was billed in error, a credit memo for the amount billed incorrectly will be applied to the invoice in which the incorrect charge appeared. If Client does not timely submit a Dispute Notice to MemberClicks, such invoice shall be deemed to be correct and final. In the event Client fails to timely pay an invoice and has not timely submitted a Dispute Notice in accordance with the Billing Policy, MemberClicks may immediately suspend the Services, in whole or in part (without any refund or credit to Customer), and/or terminate this Agreement as set forth herein in which event all outstanding Fees shall become immediately due and payable. Client shall be responsible for and shall pay any and all local, state, federal and non-United States taxes or similar assessments or charges (including any interest and penalties imposed thereon) regardless of when such taxes are assessed and regardless of whether such taxed are assessed on MemberClicks or Client, other than taxes based on the income of MemberClicks, arising out of this Agreement.
5. CHANGES TO FEES. MemberClicks may change any of the Fees upon the commencement of any renewal Term by giving thirty (30) days notice to Client, which may be given in writing or by email to the address on file, provided that any increase in Fees for a Client receiving Services that have a minimum Term of one (1) year shall be capped at no more than 5%. It is the Client's responsibility to keep their account information current. MemberClicks is not responsible for notices that are undeliverable due to Client's account information not being current. For Services based on a month-to-month Term, if Client fails to deliver a termination notice to MemberClicks within thirty (30) days of MemberClicks' notice of the Fee increase, then Client shall have accepted the increased Fees.
6. TERM. The term of this Agreement (the "Term") shall be considered effective as of the first day of the month in which Client completes the ordering process for the Services on the Website (the "Effective Date") and shall continue for such term length as indicated on the Website based on the Services ordered, and as confirmed by MemberClicks through its invoicing process, or such other period of time as may be agreed upon by the parties in writing, until otherwise terminated in accordance with this Agreement. The Term for the Services shall automatically renew for additional terms equal in length to the original Term. By example, if You order a Service that is month-to-month, then any renewal Term shall be on a month-to-month basis; however, if You order a Service that is one (1) year Term, then the Service will auto-renew for additional one (1) year Terms. Any renewal Term may be subject to pricing adjustments as set forth in these General Terms and Conditions and/or the Billing Policies.
7. TERMINATION; REMEDIES.
7.1 Termination for Client's Convenience. Client may terminate this Agreement or any Services at the end of the Term for the particular Service(s) without cause. Notice must be given to MemberClicks in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Billing Policies. With regard to any Services purchased by Client with a minimum Term length, Client may terminate this Agreement by providing MemberClicks with written notice at least sixty (60) days prior to the commencement of any applicable Renewal Term. In the event that Client does not provide at least sixty (60) days notice, Client may terminate the Agreement at the end of the current Term, but shall be required to pay MemberClicks a termination charge equal to two (2) months of fees by the end of the sixty (60) day notice period.
7.2 Termination by MemberClicks. MemberClicks may terminate this Agreement and all Services without notice in the event (a) Client is in breach of this Agreement, or (b) Client ceases to do business in the normal course, becomes or is declared insolvent or bankrupt, or becomes the subject of any proceeding relating to liquidation or insolvency. MemberClicks may terminate this Agreement for any reason upon ten (10) days written notice to Client, which notice may be done via email to Client.
7.3 Effect of Termination. In the event of termination of this Agreement, Client and its members' passwords will be deactivated and Client and its members shall no longer have access to or be able to use any of the Services for any reason. Client's basic monthly fee will not be refunded or prorated for the remainder of the month in which the Agreement is terminated. Client may download all of its data prior to the effective date of termination. In the event that Client fails to download its data prior to the effective date of termination, MemberClicks may provide a limited data set to Client based on the exportability of the data from the Services (as determined by MemberClicks), provided that (a) Client may be required by MemberClicks to have all fees, penalties and late fees paid in full, and (b) Client shall be responsible for paying all applicable service fees (including any data recovery fees). Client acknowledges, understands, and agrees that, in accordance with MemberClicks' standard operating procedures, data for non-active accounts is permanently purged from the Services and system sixty (60) days after the Client's use of the Services has been terminated or expired. Additionally, cancellation or termination of this Agreement (in whole or in part) or the Client's access to or use of the Services shall not affect any agreement between Client and a third party service provider for any products or services related to the Services.
8. OBLIGATIONS AND COVENANTS OF CLIENT.
8.1 Compliance; Responsibility For Members. Client shall comply with all terms of this Agreement, including without limitation the restrictions contained in Section 10 below, and shall ensure that all of Client's members and clients comply with the terms of this Agreement. Client shall comply with all applicable, international, federal, state and local laws and regulations, and will respect and not violate the rights of third parties (including any intellectual property rights of a third party in any Client Content), in the performance of its obligations hereunder. Client represents and warrants that it will not provide or upload any materials, including the Client Content, to MemberClicks or the Services that actually, or could potentially, violate a third party's intellectual property rights. Client is responsible for all acts or omissions of its members. Client will immediately notify MemberClicks if Client becomes aware of any violation of the terms of this Agreement by Client or any of its members or clients. MemberClicks reserves the right to terminate Client's or any member's access to all or any part of the Services if, in MemberClicks' sole discretion, Client or such member is violating this Agreement.
8.2 License To Client Materials. Client hereby grants to MemberClicks a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable (for the term), fully-paid, sublicensable license for the term of this Agreement to edit, modify, adapt, translate, exhibit, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display and otherwise use the Client Content as necessary to render the Services to Client under this Agreement. "Client Content" means all text, pictures, sound graphics, video and other data or copyrightable material, whether owned by Client or a third party, supplied by Client to MemberClicks to be included in the Services, as such materials may be modified from time to time. Client shall cause its members' to assign to MemberClicks the same rights and privileges that Client has granted to MemberClicks pursuant to this Section 8.2.
8.3 Promotional Materials. Client shall have the right to use the MemberClicks name, trademarks, service marks and logo (together, the "MemberClicks Marks") in order to promote any of the MemberClicks services to its members. Prior to any such use, Client must obtain MemberClicks written approval for all such uses. Client understands and agrees that any use of MemberClicks Marks in connection with this Agreement shall not create any right, title or interest, in or to the use of the MemberClicks Marks and that all such use and goodwill associated with the MemberClicks Marks will inure to the benefit of MemberClicks.
8.4 Advertisements. Some services may include the ability for Client to upload and display banner advertisements ("Advertisements"). Client is solely responsible for the terms and conditions pursuant to which it provides the Advertisements, securing appropriate releases/permissions/licenses required in order to use, copy, perform and display the Advertisements, and the content of the Advertisements, which will be considered Client Content.
8.5 Payment Services. MemberClicks contracts with third-parties to enable Client to process and accept payments over the internet ("Payment Services"). In the event Client uses any Payment Services, Client agrees to abide by, and accept any applicable third-party terms and conditions. MemberClicks will not be liable to Client for any acts or omissions by Client's Payment Gateway and Merchant Account vendor. Although MemberClicks may act as a reseller for any Payment Gateway or Merchant Account vendor, those resale services are available to Client only through its own direct agreement with the vendor.
9. OBLIGATIONS AND COVENANTS OF MEMBERCLICKS
9.1 Privacy And Security. MemberClicks will not transmit, modify, reproduce, display, copy, promote, use, sell, market to, or distribute Client's member's information to third parties, including members' passwords, except to MemberClicks' third party service providers as may be needed in order to provide the Services. MemberClicks will not send any communications to Client's members without the prior written or email consent of Client. MemberClicks uses industry standard measures such as anti-virus software and firewalls to increase the security of the Services; however, due to the nature of the Internet and its associated technologies, MemberClicks cannot and does not guarantee, and further disclaims any and all warranties regarding the security of the Services, the Website, the data stored on MemberClicks' computer system, or the Client Content.
9.2 Services Maintenance. MemberClicks will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure proper backups and maintain the hardware and/or software involved in providing the Services with a high level of quality and performance consistent with industry standards. MemberClicks reserves the right to designate time periods during which it may limit or suspend the availability of the Services to perform necessary backup, maintenance or upgrades (each, a "Scheduled Maintenance Window"). Scheduled Maintenance Windows, during which maintenance or upgrades may be performed, currently are each Wednesday and Sunday between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 am, Eastern Time. MemberClicks is not obligated to inform Client of any period of unavailability during Scheduled Maintenance Windows. In addition, MemberClicks and its subcontractors reserve the right to perform any required, emergency maintenance work outside of the Scheduled Maintenance Window without prior electronic mail or other notice to Client.
9.3. Backup Of Hosted Content. While MemberClicks may backup the Content and Client Content input through the Services under this Agreement, MemberClicks shall not be responsible for the preservation of any Content or Client Content. In addition to those backups maintained by MemberClicks, Client is responsible for maintaining its own, independent backups of all Content and Client Content. MemberClicks shall not be liable in any way for the destruction, corruption or other loss of any Content or Client Content. Any restoration of Content or Client Content from backups performed by MemberClicks at Client's request may be subject to payment of applicable fees.
10. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
10.1 Client Representations and Warranties. Client represents and warrants to MemberClicks that: (a) it has the right to enter into this Agreement and to grant the rights granted in it; (b) it owns or has all rights to the Content and Client Content, and all other rights necessary to allow MemberClicks to provide the Services without violating any rights of a third party; (c) Client will only use the Services for lawful purposes and shall not under any circumstances use the Services to do any of the following: (i) upload or otherwise transmit any defamatory, harmful, obscene, threatening, vulgar, profane, or racially, ethically or otherwise objectionable material, as shall be defined and determined by MemberClicks in its sole discretion; (ii) upload or otherwise transmit files that knowingly contain a virus or otherwise corrupted data; (iii) violate the legal rights (including the rights of privacy and publicity) of others; (iv) transmit data in any manner that violates a state or federal law, rule or regulation against spamming or other prohibited communications, regardless of how such law defines spamming or other such prohibited activity; (v) send unsolicited email messages that provoke complaints from the recipients, which threaten harm to person or property, or which result in harassment of the recipient; (vi) send unsolicited email messages including, without limitation, commercial advertising, informational announcements, chain letters, or other solicitations; (vi) use resources not belonging to the customer, without the express permission of the resource owner, to relay email or other internet traffic; or (vii) falsify or forge email header information; (d) Client and its members shall not use any application or other means to add/change/ delete or attempt to add/change/delete any data or content from MemberClicks' databases; and (e) Client and its members shall not modify, merge, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or, create derivative works based upon, the Services or any of MemberClicks' intellectual property. The representations and warranties set forth in this Section shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
10.2 MemberClicks Representations and Warranties. MemberClicks represents and warrants to Client that: (a) it has the right to enter into this Agreement and to grant the rights granted in it; and (b) MemberClicks is a PCI Compliant Level 1 Vendor and that MemberClicks shall provide the Services in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. The representations and warranties set forth in this Section shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANITIES, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, AND INDEMNIFICATION
11.1 DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT AND CLIENT CONTENT INCORPORATED IN THE SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY USED TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES (INCLUDING ANY TECHNOLOGY, SOFTWARE, OR HARDWARE PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY), ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS." MEMBERCLICKS DOES NOT MAKE AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY OR NONINFRINGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES AND ANY TECHNOLOGY, SOFTWARE, OR HARDWARE PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MEMBERCLICKS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE USE OR OPERATION OF THE SERVICES OR THE MEMBERCLICKS WEBSITE WILL BE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE.
11.2 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. MEMBERCLICKS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AFFILIATES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES, DAMAGES, COSTS, OR EXPENSES RELATING TO (A) THE CLIENT CONTENT, (B) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED OR DECISIONS MADE USING ANY PART OF THE SERVICES, OR (C) ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM UNAUTHORIZED THIRD PARTY MISUSE OF THE SERVICES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THIS AGREEMENT, IN NO EVENT SHALL MEMBERCLICKS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES RELATED TO LOSS OF DATA OR INFORMATION OR LOST PROFITS, RELATING TO OR ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE ANY OF THE SERVICES, OR ACTION OR INACTION WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF MEMBERCLICKS IS NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE OF SUCH POSSIBILITY. MEMBERCLICKS' AND CLIENT'S TOTAL LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL NOT EXCEED FIFTY-PERCENT (50%) OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY CLIENT TO MEMBERCLICKS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRIOR TO WHEN THE LIABILITY ARISES. ALL LIABILITY IS CUMULATIVE AND NOT PER INCIDENT.
11.3 Indemnity. (a) Indemnity from Client. Client shall defend and hold harmless MemberClicks and/or its shareholders, officers, directors, attorneys and employees (each, a "MemberClicks Indemnified Party") from and against any third party claim, suit, damage, action, or proceeding brought against any MemberClicks Indemnified Party, and Client agrees to indemnify MemberClicks against any damages and costs (including reasonable attorney's fees) incurred by any of the MemberClicks Indemnified Parties which arise out of, result from or are related to: (i) any breach by Client of this Agreement; (ii) the results obtained, products obtained, transactions attempted or processed, or decisions made by Client or any of its users of any Service; (iii) any act, omission, misuse or use of any portion of the Services by Client or any of Client's members; (iv) the Advertisements; or (vi) any claims of infringement of any copyright, patent or trade secret or other proprietary rights arising from the Content, Client Content, or from any unauthorized modification, enhancement or misuse of any Service by Client. If the Client receives Payment Services, the Client will additionally indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Indemnified Parties from and against any and all claims, losses, demands, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) either arising out of or relating to (i) the sale or use of any product or service sold by Client, (ii) claims brought or damages suffered by any third party relating to Client's or its agent's misuse of the Payment Services, (iii) claims by credit card holders that their credit cards were charged by Client without authorization, (iv) Client's breach of any third-party terms incorporated into this Agreement by reference; or (v) revocation of Payment Services. Client shall not settle any such claim without MemberClicks' prior written consent. MemberClicks shall promptly notify Client in writing of any claim arising or potentially arising under this indemnity. (b) Indemnity by MemberClicks. MemberClicks shall defend and hold harmless Client and/or its shareholders, officers, directors, attorneys and employees (each, a "Client Indemnified Party") from and against any third party claim, suit, damage, action, or proceeding brought against any Client Indemnified Party, and MemberClicks agrees to indemnify Client against any damages and costs (including reasonable attorney's fees) incurred by any of the Client Indemnified Parties which arise out of, result from or are related to: (i) any breach by MemberClicks of this Agreement; (ii) any act, omission, misuse or use of the Content or Client Content; or (iii) any claims of infringement of any copyright, patent or trade secret or other proprietary rights arising from the Services. Client shall promptly notify MemberClicks in writing of any claim arising or potentially arising under this indemnity.
11.4 Cooperation with MemberClicks and Authorities. Each party will cooperate with law enforcement and other authorities in investigating claims of illegal activity or suspected illegal activity. In addition, Client shall cooperate with MemberClicks in any corrective action that MemberClicks deems necessary to correct and prevent impermissible use of MemberClicks' Services by any of Client's end users, including without limitation, providing MemberClicks with all information necessary to investigate the suspected violation. In addition, MemberClicks may disclose information transmitted over its facilities where necessary to protect MemberClicks and its customers from harm, or where such disclosure is necessary to the proper operation of MemberClicks' Services.
12.1 Disputes. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Georgia or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the State of Georgia. Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement or the Services provided hereunder shall be instituted exclusively in the federal or state courts located in the city of Atlanta, and each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts in any such suit, action or proceeding. Service of process, summons, notice or other document by mail to such party's address set forth herein shall be effective service of process for any suit, action or other proceeding brought in any such court.
12.2 Notices. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this Agreement, all notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed duly given (a) on the date of delivery if delivered personally, or by email or fax, upon confirmation of receipt, (b) on the first (1st) business day following the date of dispatch if delivered by a recognized next day courier service, or (c) on the third (3rd) business day following the date of mailing if delivered by registered or certified mail return receipt requested, postage prepaid. All notices hereunder shall be delivered as set forth below, or pursuant to such other instructions as may be designated in writing by the party to receive such notice:
If to Client:
The address and/or email address listed on the Order Form
If to MemberClicks:
3495 Piedmont Rd NE, Building 12, Suite 110
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Facsimile No.: (404) 879-0017
12.3 Entire Agreement; Severability; Interpretation. This Agreement, including the Billing Policies and any additional terms and conditions that may be set forth on the Website as part of the ordering process for the Services, and any amendments, addenda, purchase orders, or invoices agreed upon by the parties in writing, which are collectively incorporated herein and made a part of this Agreement, contains the entire understanding and agreement of the parties with respect to its subject matter, and supersedes any prior written or oral agreements between them with respect thereto. Except as specifically set forth in this Agreement, there are no representations, agreements, arrangements or understandings, written or oral, between the parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement. If any provision, in whole or in part, of this Agreement is held illegal or invalid by any court or administrative agency of appropriate jurisdiction, such provision or appropriate portion thereof will be deemed severable and the illegality or invalidity of such provision or portion thereof will not effect any of the remaining portions of this Agreement. In such event, the Agreement will be considered as if the illegal or invalid provision or portion thereof had not been contained in this Agreement. Where possible, the terms of these General Terms and Conditions and those of the Billing Policies and any additional terms and conditions that may be set forth on the Website as part of the ordering process for the Services shall be interpreted in such a manner as to avoid conflict. However, in the event of a conflict between any of the above mentioned documents, the documents shall be interpreted in the following order of precedence: General Terms and Conditions, Billing Policies and finally any additional terms and conditions that may be set forth on the Website as part of the ordering process for the Services.
12.4 Authority. By entering into the Agreement, the representative of Client represents and warrants that he or she is authorized by Client to enter into this Agreement, that Client has taken all necessary action to enter into this Agreement, and Client agrees to be bound by and subject to the terms of this Agreement.
12.5 No Agency; No Third Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement shall not be construed as creating a joint venture, partnership or any other cooperative joint arrangement between the parties, and it shall be construed strictly in accordance with its terms. Client is not authorized to and will not, undertake or assume any obligation of any kind, express or implied, to conduct any business on behalf of MemberClicks. This Agreement is made solely for the benefit of MemberClicks and Client and does not and shall not be construed to grant any rights or remedies to any other person or entity.
12.6 No Waiver. The failure of either party to require the performance of any term, condition or portion of this Agreement or the waiver by either party of any breach of this Agreement will not prevent subsequent enforcement of such term, condition or provision, nor be deemed as a waiver of any subsequent breach.
12.7 Amendments. Except as otherwise provided, this Agreement may be modified or amended in whole or in part by MemberClicks immediately upon posting the modification or amendment on the Website or through such other writing (including without limitation, through a written invoice or by email). Client's continued use of the Services following posting of the modification or amendment shall be conclusively deemed an acceptance of the modification or amendment, and Client's only right with respect to any dissatisfaction with any such modifications is to terminate this Agreement.
12.8 Force Majeure. If either of the parties is unable to perform or observe any or all of its duties or obligations or to exercise any or all of its rights hereunder, in whole or substantial part, because of an act of God, inevitable accident, fire, lockout, strike or other labor dispute, riot or civil commotion, act of public enemy, governmental act, regulation or rule, failure in whole or in part of technical facilities, national day of mourning, vicious attacks (including, but not limited to, hacks, denial of service attacks and malicious introduction of viruses and disabling devices), or because of any other reason beyond the control of Client or MemberClicks (or its subcontractors) that is generally regarded as "force majeure," then all other obligations of the parties not so affected shall continue, and when such force majeure has ceased, then the parties shall in good faith negotiate a fair and equitable adjustment of the rights, duties and obligations under this Agreement with respect to the obligations that were affected by such "force majeure" event.
12.9 Assignment. Client shall not assign its right or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of MemberClicks. In the event of any assignment, all covenants, stipulations, and promises in this Agreement will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors. MemberClicks shall have full right to assign this Agreement.
12.10 No Setoff. The existence of any claim, demand, action or cause of action of Client against MemberClicks, whether or not based upon this Agreement, will not constitute a defense to the enforcement by MemberClicks of any covenant or agreement of Client contained herein.