End User License Agreement
Last Updated: May 30, 2015
This End User License Agreement (the “Terms”) describe the terms and conditions and govern the access and use of the service made available by Clover Network, Inc. (“Clover”) whether via the Clover App Market or otherwise (“Service”). The Service consists of the proprietary operating system, firmware, applications, service plans, the website associated with the services (www.clover.com) (“Clover Website”) and any software, documentation, tools, components, and any updates thereto (including software maintenance, service information, help content, bug fixes, or maintenance releases) provided by Clover in connection with the service. If you have an agreement with an “Authorized Sublicensor” (as specifically identified therein), use of any Clover service plan and the applications listed in its description are governed by that agreement and not these Terms.
The activation by you, the business accepting payments through a Device (as defined below), (“you” or “your”), of your Device or the clicking to accept these Terms where this option is made available, represents your agreement to these Terms. These Terms form a legally binding contract between you and Clover in relation to your use of the Service. You represent and warrant that you have the right and authority to bind your business to these Terms and you are not barred or otherwise legally prohibited from accessing or using the Service.
3. Your Use of the Service
Clover grants you a personal, limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-transferable license, without the right to sublicense or assign in any way, to access and use the Service for your internal business use solely in the United States to manage your establishment and/or conduct associated point of sale activities in accordance with these Terms.
You shall not and shall not permit any third party to:
(a) access or attempt to access the Service (or any part) that is not intended to be available to you;
(b) access or use (in any format) the Service (or any part) through any time-sharing service, service bureau, network, consortium, or other means;
(c) without Clover’s advance written consent, use, ship or access the Service (or any part) outside or from outside of the United States;
(d) perform or attempt to perform any actions that would interfere with the proper working of the Service, prevent access to or use of the Service by other users, or impose a large load on Clover’s infrastructure, network capability or bandwidth; or
(e) use the Service (or any part) except as permitted in these Terms.
5. Service Requirements and Limitations
5.1 You may access the Service through your tablet or other mobile or fixed form factor identified by Clover as compatible with and capable of accessing and/or supporting the Service (“Device”) using a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (Wi-Fi or cellular) connection to the Internet. You are solely responsible for the payment of any fees that may be imposed by your Internet/data provider. Your use of the Service accessed wirelessly or through the Internet is subject to: (a) the terms of any agreements you have with your Internet/data provider; and (b) availability, transmission range and uptime of the services and any wireless equipment.
5.2 You may use the Service to conduct point of sale activities offline. Transactions initiated offline will be queued and submitted for authorization when Internet connectivity to the Clover platform is restored. You assume all risk, responsibility and liability associated with any transaction that you choose to conduct while the Service is offline.
5.3 The Service does not function with every mobile device. Clover may alter which Devices are approved as compatible with the Service in Clover’s discretion.
5.4 You shall at all times comply with any operating procedures, requirements, or guidelines regarding your use of the Service that are posted on the Clover Website or otherwise provided or made available to you.
5.5 You agree that Clover shall not have any liability to you arising directly or indirectly from or otherwise concerning: (a) any termination, suspension, delay or disruption of the Service (including billing for the Service) by the Internet, any common carrier or any third party service provider; (b) any failure, disruption or malfunction of the Service, the Internet, or any communications network, facility or equipment beyond Clover or a third party’s reasonable control; (c) your failed attempts to access the Service or to complete transactions via the Service; or (d) any failure to transmit, obtain or collect data or for human, machine or software errors or faulty or erroneous input by you.
6. Communicating with Customers through the Service
6.1 Each of your customers who desires to receive marketing materials, transaction receipts or other communications from you via text message or email must (a) give his appropriate consent in writing or (b) enter his phone number or email address in the appropriate space on the Device and provide such consent via a check box himself on the Device; you are NOT permitted to add or modify a customer’s consent indication on behalf of your customer.
6.2 You (or your agents acting on your behalf) may only send marketing materials or other communications to a customer’s provided phone number, street address, and/or email address if the customer has specifically consented by checking (himself) the applicable box displayed on the Device.
6.3 NOTWITHSTANDING THE CAPABILITY OF THE SERVICE TO COLLECT AND STORE CUSTOMER INFORMATION AND TO ALLOW YOUR CUSTOMERS TO ELECT TO RECEIVE MARKETING MATERIALS FROM YOU, SOME STATES MAY LIMIT YOUR USE OF SUCH INFORMATION ONCE COLLECTED AND/OR YOUR DISCLOSURE OF SUCH INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES, EVEN IF THE CUSTOMER HAS PROVIDED HIS CONSENT. YOU AGREE THAT (A) YOUR USE OF CUSTOMER INFORMATION OBTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE MAY BE SUBJECT TO LOCAL, STATE, AND/OR FEDERAL LAWS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS, (B) YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING SUCH LAWS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS, AND (C) YOU WILL AT ALL TIME STRICTLY COMPLY WITH ALL SUCH LAWS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS.
6.4 You shall provide and obtain any disclosures and consents related to the E-Sign Act that may be required in connection with your communications and agreements with your customers through the Service.
7. Third Party Services
The Service may contain links to services, products or promotions provided by third parties and not by Clover (“Third Party Services”). If you decide to use Third Party Services, you will be responsible for reviewing and understanding the terms and conditions associated with the Third Party Services (including obtaining and maintaining any required third party hardware and/or software that is required for the Third Party Services to work with the Service). ANY ACCESS OF OR CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH YOUR USE OF THIRD PARTY SERVICES IS ACCESSED OR DOWNLOADED AT YOUR OWN RISK. CLOVER WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACTIONS OR ANY FAILURES TO ACT OF ANY THIRD PARTY, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY RELATED TO ANY THIRD PARTY SERVICES. CLOVER DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PROVIDER OF A THIRD PARTY SERVICE OR THIRD PARTY SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR SERVICE, OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING. CLOVER WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY MONITOR ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND PROVIDERS OF THIRD PARTY SERVICES.
8. Account Registration
If and when prompted by Clover’s registration process to register and create a “Member” or “Merchant” account (“Account”), you agree to (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself and/or your business, and (b) maintain and update this information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Clover has the right to terminate your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service.
9. Maintenance on the Service
9.1 Clover may perform maintenance on the Service which may result in service interruptions, delays, or errors. Clover will not be liable for any such interruptions, delays, errors, or bugs. Clover may contact you in order to assist you with the Service and obtain information needed to identify and fix any errors.
9.2 Clover may, at its discretion, release enhancements, improvements or other updates to any software. If Clover notifies you that such update requires an installation, you shall integrate and install such update into your systems within 30 days of your receipt of such notice. Failure to install any updates in a timely fashion may impair the functionality of the software or Service. Clover shall have no liability for your failure to properly install the most current version of any software or any update, and Clover shall have no obligation to provide support or services for any outdated versions.
9.3 Certain software can automatically install, download, and/or deploy updated and/or new components, which may include a new version of the software itself. You shall not, in any event or in any manner, impede the update process. You agree to assume full responsibility and indemnify Clover for all damages and losses, of any nature, for all adverse results or third party claims arising from your impeding the update process.
You will be charged and agree to pay the applicable fee to use the Service, as displayed in the Clover App Market, and all applicable taxes (other than taxes based on Clover’s income), duties or other governmental assessments based on your use of the Service. If you dispute any amounts you are charged, you must notify Clover in writing within 30 days of incurring the charge that you dispute. If you notify Clover after 30 days, you agree Clover has no obligation to effect any adjustments or refunds. If you have an agreement with an Authorized Sublicensor for any Clover service plan, Clover will collect the amounts described in the first sentence of this Section from you for such plan on behalf of, and remit the amounts to, the Authorized Sublicensor.
11. Term and Termination
11.1 These Terms commence on the date on which you first use the Service and continue for the subscription term you select. The subscription term will automatically renew upon expiration of the initial term and shall be equal in duration as the initial term, unless either party gives notice of cancellation prior to the expiration of the initial or any renewal term. The fee charged during any renewal term will be equal to the fee in effect during the immediately preceding subscription term, unless Clover provides advance notice of a fee change, which fee change will be effective upon the renewal term.
11.2 Clover may permanently or temporarily terminate, suspend, or otherwise refuse to permit your access to the Service without any notice and liability for any reason, including if in Clover’s sole determination you violate any provision of these Terms.
11.3 Upon termination of these Terms for any reason, you must immediately stop using the Service and your license to use the Service provided under these Terms shall end. Upon your termination of these Terms, Clover will provide you with a reasonable period of time to allow you to extract your Account Data (defined below) that Clover has stored on its servers as of the termination date. Subject to the foregoing sentence and applicable law and card association rule requirements, Clover will delete Account Data stored on Clover’s servers upon your termination of these Terms, and Clover will not be liable to you or any third party for termination of access to the Service or deletion of your Account Data.
11.4 The rights, obligations and limitations of Sections 5.2, 5.5, 9.2, and 9.3, and Articles 2, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 23 will survive termination of these Terms.
12. Privacy and Data Use
13. Protecting Information
13.1 You shall safeguard all confidential information Clover supplies or otherwise makes accessible to you using a reasonable degree of care. You shall only use Clover’s confidential information for the purposes of these Terms and shall not disclose Clover’s confidential information to any person, except as Clover may agree in advance and in writing. At Clover’s request, you shall return to Clover or destroy all of Clover’s confidential information in your possession or control.
13.2 You are solely responsible for ensuring that your account numbers, passwords, security questions and answers, login details and any other security or access information used by you to use or access the Service is kept safe and confidential. You must prevent unauthorized access to and use of any of your information or data used with or stored in or by the Service (collectively, “Account Data“). You are responsible for electronic communications sent to Clover or to any third party containing Account Data and for all uses of the Service in association with your Account Data, whether or not authorized by you. Clover has the right to rely on user names, password and other signor credentials, access controls for the Service or any software provided or approved by Clover to authenticate access to, and use of, the Service and any software. You must immediately notify Clover if you become aware of any loss, theft or unauthorized use of any Account Data (see Clover Service support center contact information below). Clover reserves the right to deny you access to the Service, in whole or in part, if Clover believes that any loss, theft or unauthorized use of any Account Data or access information has occurred.
13.3 You may submit comments or ideas about the Service, including about how to improve the Service. By submitting any idea, you agree that (a) Clover expressly disclaims any confidentiality obligations or use restrictions, express or implied, with respect to any idea; (b) your submission will be non-confidential; and (c) Clover is free to use and disclose the idea on an unrestricted basis without notifying or compensating you. You release Clover from all liability and obligations that may arise from Clover’s receipt, review, use or disclosure of any portion of any idea.
14. Intellectual Property
14.1 All right, title and interest in and to all confidential information and intellectual property related to the Service (including Marks, all software, the content of any materials, web screens, layouts, processing techniques, procedures, algorithms, and methods and any updates, changes, alterations, or modifications to or derivative works from such intellectual property), owned, developed or licensed by Clover at any time or employed by Clover in connection with the Service, shall be and remain, as between Clover and you, Clover’s or its affiliates’, Clover’s vendors’ or licensors’ (as applicable) sole and exclusive property and all right, title and interest associated with the Service not expressly granted by Clover in these Terms are deemed withheld. You may not use Marks in any manner, including in any advertisements, displays, or press releases, without Clover’s prior written consent. “Marks” means Clover’s names, logos, emblems, brands, service marks, trademarks, trade names, taglines or other proprietary designations.
14.2 You shall not, and shall not permit any third party to: (a) decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to reconstruct or discover by any means any source code, underlying ideas or algorithms of the Service, (or any part), except to the extent that such restriction is expressly prohibited by law; (b) modify, translate, or alter in any manner, the Service (or any part) or the Marks; (c) create derivative works of or based on the Service (or any part), or the Marks; (d) except for backup and archival purposes, directly or indirectly copy the Service (or any part); (e) republish, upload, post, transmit, disclose, or distribute (in any format) the Service (or any part) except as permitted in these Terms; or (f) remove, relocate, or otherwise alter any proprietary rights notices from the Service (or any part) or the Marks.
14.3 If Clover provides you with copies of or access to any software or documentation, unless otherwise expressly stated in writing, that software and documentation is provided on a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-assignable, revocable limited license for the period of your subscription to the Service and solely for you to access and use the software and documentation to receive the Service for its intended purpose on Devices owned or licensed by you.
14.4 You shall not take any action inconsistent with the stated title and ownership in this Section 14. You will not file any action, in any forum that challenges the ownership of any part of the Service, any related software, materials or documentation. Failure to comply with this provision will constitute a material breach of these Terms.
15. Clover Service Disclaimer
USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND CLOVER DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, MADE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING QUALITY, SUITABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL OPERATE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT THE SERVICE IS SECURE, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR DOES NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF ANY PERSON.
16. Your Responsibilities
16.1 You shall comply fully with the requirements of all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations related to your use of the Service and provision and use of any cardholder data, customer information and other point of sale data in connection with the Service. You shall not use the Service for illegal purposes.
16.2 You are solely responsible for obtaining all required permits, consents and licenses and monitoring legal developments applicable to the Service and the operation of your business, interpreting applicable laws and regulations, determining the requirements for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and maintaining an on-going compliance program.
16.3 You are solely responsible for ensuring the accuracy, quality, integrity, legality and appropriateness of all information and data regarding your business that you provide to Clover or its service providers in connection with the Service. In addition, if applicable, you are solely responsible for verifying that all information and data loaded onto a Device by Clover or its service providers at your request are accurate prior to your business use of such Device. Clover and its service providers disclaim any and all liability arising out of any inaccuracies with respect to any information or data you provide.
17. Limitations on Liability and Damages
IN NO EVENT SHALL CLOVER OR ITS AFFILIATES OR ANY OF CLOVER’S OR ITS’ AFFILIATES RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR SUBCONTRACTORS, BE LIABLE UNDER ANY THEORY OF TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUES, LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EACH OF WHICH IS EXCLUDED BY AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE OR WHETHER ANY PERSON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
CLOVER’S AND ITS’ AFFILIATES CUMULATIVE LIABILITY FOR ALL LOSSES, CLAIMS, SUITS, CONTROVERSIES, BREACHES OR DAMAGES FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING THOSE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS AND ANY INDEMNITIES), REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION OR LEGAL THEORY, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF FEES RECEIVED BY CLOVER UNDER THESE TERMS FOR THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING SUBSCRIPTION TERM.
You will indemnify, defend and hold Clover harmless (and Clover’s employees, directors, agents, affiliates and representatives) from and against any and all claims, costs, losses, damages, judgments, tax assessments, penalties, interest, and expenses (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of any claim, action, audit, investigation, inquiry, or other proceeding instituted by a person or entity that arises out of or relates to:
(a) any actual or alleged breach of your representations, warranties, or obligations set forth in these Terms, including without limitation any violation of our policies or the card associations’ rules;
(b) your wrongful or improper use of the Service;
(c) any transaction submitted by you through the Service (including without limitation the accuracy of any product information that you provide or any claim or dispute arising out of products or services offered or sold by you);
(d) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, publicity rights or Intellectual Property Rights;
(e) your violation of any law, rule or regulation of the United States or any other country; or
(f) any other party’s access and/or use of the Service with your user names, password and any other sign on credentials/access controls for the Service or any software provided or approved by Clover to authenticate access to, and use of, the Service and any software.
19. Representation and Warranties
You represent and warrant that:
(a) you are validly existing, in good standing and have the right, power, and authority to enter into and perform under these Terms;
(b) any sales transaction submitted by you (i) is genuine and arises from a genuine sale or service that you directly sold or provided, (ii) accurately describes the goods or services sold and delivered to a purchaser and (iii) represents the correct amount of goods or services purchased from your business;
(c) you will fulfill all of your obligations to each customer for which you submit a transaction and will resolve any consumer dispute or complaint directly with the consumer;
(d) you, all transactions initiated by you and your use of the Service will comply with all federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations applicable to your business, including any applicable tax laws and regulations and card association rules and regulations;
(e) except in the ordinary course of business, no sales transaction submitted by you through the Service will represent a sale to any principal, partner, proprietor, or owner of your entity;
(f)you will not use the Service, directly or indirectly, for any fraudulent undertaking or in any manner so as to interfere with the use of the Service; and
(g) you are not engaged in and will not accept payment for any illegal activity, in the legal jurisdiction(s) in which you do business or provide goods and/or services.
20. Consent to Electronic Communication
20.1 You agree that Clover, its affiliates and its third party subcontractors and/or agents, may use, in addition to any live agent calls, an automatic telephone dialing system, an artificial or pre-recorded voice, or both, to contact you at the telephone number(s) you have provided, and/or may leave a detailed voice message if you are unable to be reached, even if the number provided is a cellular or wireless number or if you have previously registered on a Do Not Call list or requested not to be contacted for solicitation purposes.
20.2 You consent to receiving commercial electronic messages, including e-mail messages, SMS and text messages, and telephone calls, from Clover, its affiliates and its third party sales contractors and/or agents.
Clover has the right to change or add to these Terms at any time, and to change, delete, discontinue, or impose conditions on any feature or aspect of the Service with notice that Clover in our sole discretion deem to be reasonable in the circumstances, including such notice on Clover’s Website or any other website maintained or owned by Clover. Any use of the Service after Clover’s publication of any such changes or providing notice shall constitute your acceptance of these Terms as modified.
These Terms, and any rights or licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you (including by operation of law, transfer of voting control of you or otherwise) without Clover’s prior written consent, but may be assigned by Clover without restriction.
23. General Provisions
24. Contacting Clover
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact Clover at firstname.lastname@example.org. Except as otherwise stated in these Terms, all notices to Clover required or permitted in these Terms relating to the Service shall be in writing and sent by postal mail to: Clover Network, Inc., Attention: Investigation Department, 650 Castro Street, #120-278, Mountain View, California 94041. Notices shall be effective when actually received or, if sent by courier, when delivered.