Terms of Service
Welcome to www.cbn.expert. These Terms of Service contain the terms and conditions that govern all use of our Platform (as defined below) and Services (as defined below) and all content, services and/or products available on or through the Platform (collectively, the “CBN Expert Services”).
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. BY REGISTERING FOR, ACCESSING, BROWSING, AND/OR OTHERWISE USING THE CBN EXPERT SERVICES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, DO NOT ACCESS, BROWSE OR OTHERWISE USE THE PLATFORM OR THE CBN EXPERT SERVICES.
Supplier may, in its sole discretion, elect to suspend or terminate access to, or use of the CBN Expert Services to anyone who violates these Terms.
If you register for a free trial of the CBN Expert Services, the applicable provisions of these Terms will govern that free trial.
The original language of these Terms is English. Supplier may make available translations for convenience. In case of conflicts between the original English version and any translation, the English version shall prevail.
“Account” the primary means for accessing and using the CBN Expert Services, subject to payment of a Fee designated in the selected Plan;
"Authorisation" the set of rights and privileges on the Web Site assigned to a User by a Client;
"CBN Expert Limited" a private limited company established in England and Wales with the company number 12381509, having its registered office at 25 Hallside Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 8NQ;
"CBN Expert Materials" the visual interfaces, graphics, design, systems, methods, information, computer code, software, services, “look and feel”, organization, compilation of the content, code, data, and all other elements of the CBN Expert Services;
"CBN Expert Services" the Web Site, System, Content, Platform and all content, services and/or products available on or through the Platform;
"Client" a natural or legal person who has accepted these Terms with the Supplier;
"Client Data" Files and any other digital data and information, which is subjected to the CBN Expert Services or otherwise inserted to the System by the Client (including the specific Users data and any third party data uploaded by the Client);
"Content" any data and information available through CBN Expert Services or contained within the structure of the System, articles, documents, brochures, presentations, pictures, images, audiovisual works, other informational materials and any comments;
"Dashboard" a Client’s ongoing dashboard displaying the data uploaded by the Client;
"Fee" regular payment for using the activated Account;
"Files" documents of any kind (images, spreadsheets, text files, etc.) that are inserted to the System by the Client, and usually associated with the Dashboard;
"Free Trial" temporary access for the purposes of trying out the Web Site and CBN Expert Services in accordance with any selected Plan without paying a Fee;
"Guidelines" additional guidelines or rules applicable to specific features, applications, products, or services which may be posted from time to time on the Platform or otherwise made available on or through the CBN Expert Services;
"Organization" legal persons (such as companies) and other entities with which that Client is sharing the Dashboard information with;
"Plan" various criteria related to the use and functionality of the CBN Expert Services and on which the Fee is based;
"Platform" the CBN Expert customer reporting management application;
"Products" the goods or services that a Client is offering to persons and Organizations;
"Special Terms" any particulars, specifications and conditions by which the parties have agreed to deviate from these Terms;
"Supplier" as the context requires, CBN Expert Limited, the “Supplier”;
"System" the integrated cloud computing solution for providing the CBN Expert Services, including applications, software, hardware, data bases, interfaces, associated media, documentation, updates, new releases and other components or materials provided therewith;
"User" a natural person granted with the Authorization to use the Account on behalf of a Client;
"Website" the compilation of all web documents (including images, php and html files) made available via www.cbn.expert or its sub domains or domains with identical names under other top domains and owned by Supplier.
The use of the CBN Expert Services is subject to acceptance of these Terms. To accept these Terms for itself or on behalf of a Client, a person must have the legal capacity to do so. In the case of an individual, the individual must be at least 18 years of age or have valid authorization from his/her legal representative or custodian. In the case of a legal entity, the entity must be duly incorporated and in good standing. The Terms are accepted as soon as one of the following occurs first: the person has received the confirmation of the creation of the Account and necessary credentials from Supplier in order to log in to his/her/its Account; or for those CBN Expert Services and parts of the Web Site the use of which is not dependent on creating an Account, upon the moment of gaining access to such services. You may not, without Supplier’s prior written consent, access the CBN Expert Services (i) for production purposes, (ii) if you are a competitor of CBN Expert, (iii) to monitor the availability, performance or functionality of the CBN Expert Services or (iv) for other benchmarking or competitive purposes. Once accepted, these Terms remain effective until terminated as provided for herein.
Supplier reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of the Terms at any time by posting such changes on or through the Platform or the CBN Expert Services. Please check these Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of the CBN Expert Services after such changes have been posted as provided above constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes. Such amended Terms will automatically be effective upon the earlier of (i) your continued use of the CBN Expert Services, or (ii) 30 days from posting of such modified Terms on or through the Platform. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the resolution of any dispute that arises between you and Supplier will be governed by the Terms in effect at the time such dispute arose.
Supplier will (a) make the CBN Expert Services, Content and Client Data available to a Client pursuant to these Terms, (b) provide applicable standard support for the CBN Expert Services to Client at no additional charge, and/or upgraded support (for an additional charge, if applicable), (c) use commercially reasonable efforts to make the CBN Expert Services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except for: (i) planned downtime (of which Supplier shall give advance electronic notice as provided in the Guidelines), and (ii) any unavailability caused by circumstances beyond Supplier’s reasonable control, including, for example, an act of God, act of government, flood, fire, earthquake, civil unrest, act of terror, strike or other labour problem, Internet service provider failure or delay, or denial of service attack.
Supplier will maintain administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for protection of the security, confidentiality and integrity of Client Data, as described in the Guidelines. Those safeguards will include, but will not be limited to, measures for preventing access, use, modification or disclosure of Client Data by Supplier personnel except (a) to provide the CBN Expert Services and prevent or address service or technical problems, (b) as compelled by law in accordance with Section 7.4 (Compelled Disclosure) below, or (c) as a Client or User expressly permit in writing.
The Services may be performed using equipment or facilities located in the European Union or the United States. The Supplier’s US service providers are either Privacy Shield compliant or have executed Standard Contractual Clauses (as approved by the European Commission) that provide legal grounds for assuring that, when processed in the United States, the personal data of EU citizens that are processed by CBN Expert customers when using the CBN Expert Service will receive from the Supplier and its service providers located outside the EU an adequate level of protection within the meaning of Article 46 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).
By agreeing to these Terms, the Client grants the Supplier a general authorisation in the meaning of Article 28 (2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 to engage processors for the purposes of providing the CBN Expert Services. The Supplier will inform the Client of changes in such processors in accordance with the procedure of modifying these Terms as stipulated in section 3 of these Terms.
List of Processors
- Stripe: Managing an e-Commerce platform and facilitating payment transactions. Find Stripe’s Data Processing Agreement here https://stripe.com/dpa/legal (Privacy Shield certified).
- Mongo DB Atlas: Cloud based database used for querying/indexing data and backup services. CBN Expert database server located in the UK (Privacy Shield certified).
- Amazon Web Services: File storage and backup services in Ireland and the US (Privacy Shield certified).
- SendGrid: Service provider for the Smart Email feature, password reminders and automated email communications. Based in the US (Privacy Shield certified).
Certain features, functions, parts or elements of the CBN Expert Services can be used or accessed only by holders of an Account. The person who wishes to create an Account must: complete the sign-up form on the Web Site; and accept these Terms by clicking “Sign up” or other similar button Each Client may have multiple Accounts. If several persons need to use an Account on behalf of Client, Client must designate such persons as Users. Each such User shall be subject to the restrictions set forth in these Terms.
If Client has designated Users and granted them Authorization, such Users will be deemed to be authorised to act on behalf of Client when using the Account. Supplier is not responsible for and shall have no liability for verifying the validity of Authorisation of any User. However, Supplier may, in its discretion, request additional information or proof of the person’s credentials. If Supplier is not certain if a User has been granted Authorization, Supplier may, in its sole discretion, prevent such User from accessing the CBN Expert Services.
A User may be associated with multiple Clients and Accounts. Deleting a User from one Account will not remove the User from the Platform if he/she is connected to multiple Accounts.
The Client and any User associated with an Account must provide Supplier with true, accurate, current, and complete information about the Client, Users or Account and keep it up to date.
Supplier shall provide Client with a username and password (“Login Credentials”) to be used to log in to its Account. These Login Credentials must not be used by multiple persons. If Client has designated several Users, each User will be provided with separate Login Credentials. Client and each User are responsible for keeping confidential all login credentials associated with an Account. Client must promptly notify Supplier:
of any disclosure, loss or unauthorized use of any Login Credentials;
of a User’s departure from the Client’s organisation;
of a change in a User’s role in the Client’s organisation;
of any termination of a User’s right for any reason.
Client may terminate these Terms at any time as provided in Section 17.
Supplier shall permanently delete the Account within six months of the effective date of the termination.
The use of an Account is subject to a Fee. Upon sign-up for an Account, the Client must select a Plan. Different rates apply to different Plans. The applicable Fee is charged in advance on monthly or annual payment intervals, unless agreed otherwise between parties. All Fees are non-refundable, i.e. there are no refunds or credits for periods where the Client did not use an activated Account, used it only partially, or deactivated the Account or terminated these Terms during an ongoing payment interval. If, after signing up, Client elects to upgrade to a more expensive Plan, the unused portion of any prepaid Fees shall be applied to the Fee of the more expensive Plan.
All Fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies or duties applicable under any applicable law, unless stated otherwise stated herein. Client is solely responsible for the payment of such taxes, levies or duties.
Any Client has the right to upgrade or downgrade a current Plan at any time by selecting a new Plan among the collection of Plans determined by the Supplier. In such an event, the Client’s credit card on file with the Supplier will automatically be charged with a Fee for the next payment interval with the rate stipulated in the new Plan.
Downgrading of the current Plan may cause the loss of features or capacity of the Account, as well as the loss of Client Data.
A new Client may be entitled to a Free Trial, unless the Client has applied for the Account as a result of an ongoing marketing campaign organized by the Supplier in co-operation with its partners. The Client is not required to provide any credit card information during the period of Free Trial. If the period of Free Trial has expired, the Account will be automatically deactivated. In order to prevent deactivation or to reactivate the Account, the Client is required to select a suitable Plan and pay the first Fee. If the Client does not pay the first Fee within 2 weeks as of the expiry of the Free Trial, Supplier has the right to permanently delete the Account, including all Client Data therein.
In addition to the current collection of Plans, Supplier may offer special discounts and motivation schemes (for example finder’s fees, etc.).
The following provisions are applicable to all Users purchasing CBN Expert Services from the Supplier.
Supplier may seek pre-authorization of Client’s payment card account prior to your purchase of CBN Expert Services in order to verify that the card is valid and has the necessary funds or credit available to cover your purchase. You authorize such payment card account to pay any amounts described herein, and authorize Supplier to charge all sums described in these Terms to such card account. You agree to provide Supplier updated information regarding your payment card account upon Supplier’s request and any time the information earlier provided is no longer valid.
In some markets Supplier may, if Client elects, request that Client complete a direct debit mandate to enable direct debit payments. In such cases Supplier shall comply with all applicable national rules and regulations related to direct debit payments.
If Supplier has not sought pre-authorization of your payment card, then before the end of each payment interval, Client will be issued an electronic invoice for payment of the Fee of the next payment interval. Client must pay the invoice by the due date indicated on the invoice.
Upon delay with any payments, Supplier may require the Client to pay interest on the delay (penalty for late payment) for the period as of the time the payment obligation falls due until conforming performance is rendered. The interest rate of penalty shall be 4% a year above the Bank of England’s base rate from time to time, but at 4% a year for any period when that base rate is below 0%. Upon calculation of the penalty for late payment, one year shall be deemed to contain 365 calendar days.
If the Client uploads Client Data to the Platform, such Client Data and any processing of such Client Data must be in compliance with these Terms and applicable law. All rights, title and interest in and to the Client Data belong to the Client or third persons (including Users, persons and Organizations) whether posted and/or uploaded by you or made available on or through the CBN Expert Services by Supplier. By uploading Client Data to the Platform, Client authorizes Supplier to process the Client Data. The Client is responsible for ensuring that:
the Client and any of the Users associated with the Account do not create, transmit, display or make otherwise available any Client Data that violates the terms of these Terms, the rights of Supplier, other Clients or Users, persons or Organizations or is harmful (for example viruses, worms, malware and other destructive codes), offensive, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful or otherwise unlawful; and
the Client and all of the Users associated with the Account have the necessary rights to use the Client Data, including to insert it into the Platform and process it by means of the Account.
Supplier does not guarantee any accuracy with respect to any information contained in any Client Data, and strongly recommends that you think carefully about what you transmit, submit or post to or through the CBN Expert Services. You understand that all information contained in Client Data is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Client Data originated. This means that Client, and not Supplier, is entirely responsible for all Client Data that is uploaded, posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available through the CBN Expert Services, as well as for any actions taken by the Suppliers or other Clients or Users as a result of such Client Data.
We also reserve the right to disclose Personal Data or other information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to (i) take precautions against liability, (ii) protect ourselves or others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity, (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (iv) protect the security or integrity of the Service and any facilities or equipment used to make the Service available, or (v) protect our property or other legal rights, enforce our contracts, or protect the rights, property, or safety of others.
Supplier is not obliged to pre-screen, monitor or filter any Client Data or acts of its processing by the Client in order to discover any unlawful nature therein. However, if such unlawful Client Data or the action of its unlawful processing is discovered or brought to the attention of Supplier or if there is reason to believe that certain Client Data is unlawful, Supplier has the right to:
notify the Client of such unlawful Client Data;
deny its publication on the Web Site or its insertion to the System;
demand that the Client bring the unlawful Client Data into compliance with these Terms and applicable law;
temporarily or permanently remove the unlawful Client Data from the Web Site or Account, restrict access to it or delete it.
If Supplier is presented convincing evidence that the Client Data is not unlawful, Supplier may, at its sole discretion, restore such Client Data, which was removed from the Web Site or Account or access to which was restricted.
In addition, in the event Supplier believes in its sole discretion Client Data violates applicable laws, rules or regulations or these Terms, Supplier may (but has no obligation), to remove such Client Data at any time with or without notice.
Supplier may disclose a Client’s confidential information to the extent compelled by law to do so. In such instance, Supplier will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide Client with prior notice of the compelled disclosure (to the extent legally permitted) and Client shall provide reasonable assistance, at its cost, if Client wishes to contest the disclosure. If Supplier is compelled by law to disclose Client’s confidential information as part of a civil proceeding to which Supplier is a party, and Client is not contesting the disclosure, Client will reimburse Supplier for its reasonable cost of compiling and providing secure access to that confidential information.
Subject to these Terms, and the payment of the applicable service Fee, Supplier grants Client and its authorized users a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable license to use the CBN Expert Services to:
collect, store and organize Client Data, such as add new data sets, generate reports based on Client Data, add data into a Dashboard; add new Users and grant them Authorizations, assign Activities to a particular User;
modify and delete Client Data;
customize the standard features of the CBN Expert Services;
receive reasonable help and guidance and from Supplier regarding the use of the CBN Expert Services.
If Supplier determines Client usage of the Services to be outside of the permitted and intended use as outlined herein, or bandwidth usage of the Service or any features to be significantly excessive in relation to other Users, Supplier reserves the right to suspend respective Client Account, (or part thereof) until Client assures Supplier that Client shall refrain from further abuse of the Services.
Supplier shall provide reasonable technical support to Client and its authorized User at the reasonable request of the Client. Supplier shall respond to enquiries of support from a Client utilizing the contacts set forth below as soon as reasonably possible. Responding to enquiries of Clients and Users who have accepted these Terms but do not have an Account may be less expedient, or may not occur at all.
The contacts for all enquiries of support are: instant messaging, built-in notification application on the Web Page, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supplier reserves the right to modify the CBN Expert Services or any part or element thereof from time to time without prior notice, including, without limitation:
rebranding the CBN Expert Services at its sole discretion;
ceasing providing or discontinuing the development any particular CBN Expert Service or part or element of the Platform temporarily or permanently;
taking such action as is necessary to preserve Supplier’s rights upon any use of the CBN Expert Services that may be reasonably interpreted as violation of Supplier’s intellectual property rights, distribution of Internet viruses, worms, Trojan horses, malware, and other destructive activities or illegal activity.
As applicable, Client may be notified of such modifications when logging in to the Account. Modifications, including change in applicable rates for the CBN Expert Services, will become effective thirty (30) days before the effective date of such modification.
If the Client does not accept the modification, the Client shall notify Supplier before the effective date of the modification, and these Terms will terminate on the effective date of the modification. The Client’s continued use of the CBN Expert Services, or any part or element thereof, after the effective date of a modification shall indicate its consent to the modifications. Supplier shall not be liable to the Client or to any third person for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the CBN Expert Services, or any part or element thereof.
For the purposes of Article 28 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, these Terms constitute the data processing contract between the Client as the data controller and the Supplier as the data processor. The Client hereby instructs the Supplier to process the data as described in these Terms.
The Supplier provides the Platform where the Client, as the data controller, can collect, store and organize the data as determined by the Client.
The Platform has been designed to work as a carbon management and reporting tool but, to the extent not regulated by these Terms, the Client decides how they use the Platform.
The Supplier will process data on behalf of the Client until the termination of the CBN Expert Services in accordance with these Terms. Upon termination, Supplier will immediately delete the Client’s data. Should the Client wish to reopen the Account to resume the use of the CBN Expert Services or to export Client Data, unless instructed otherwise by the Client the contents of the account may be recoverable from Supplier’s backups for another three months. The Supplier deletes or returns all the personal data to the controller after the end of the provision of services relating to processing, and deletes existing copies unless Union or Member State law requires storage of the personal data.
The Client’s rights and obligations regarding Client Data are provided in sections 4 through 10 of these Terms. The Supplier ensures that persons authorised to process the personal data have committed themselves to confidentiality or are under an appropriate statutory obligation of confidentiality.
The Supplier takes all measures required pursuant to Article 32 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679. The Supplier undertakes to make available to the controller all information necessary to demonstrate compliance with their obligations and to allow for and contribute to audits, including inspections, conducted or mandated by the Client as the data controller.
Client and its authorised Users may use the CBN Expert Services and any part or element thereof only in the scope, with the means and for purposes as identified in these Terms and applicable law. By way of example, neither the Client nor any User may: use the CBN Expert Services or any part or element thereof to commit a crime, breach any applicable law or entice or invite others to carry out such illegal actions; copy, duplicate, distribute, modify, adapt, hack, create derivative works, reverse engineer or decompile the CBN Expert Services or any part or element thereof, or attempt to extract the source code thereof, unless (i) it is expressly allowed under applicable law, and (ii) to the extent that the Supplier is not permitted by that applicable law to exclude or limit the foregoing rights;
use the CBN Expert Services or any part or element thereof unless it has agreed to these Terms.
The Client or any User may not, without Supplier’s prior express written consent (e-mail, fax, Skype, etc.):
sell, resell, lease, license, sublicense, distribute, provide, disclose, divulge, exploit or otherwise grant Access or make the CBN Expert Services available in whole or in part to any third persons, unless such third person is another authorized User of the same Client; use the CBN Expert Services or any part or element thereof in a scope, with means or for purposes other than those for which their functionality was created;
use the CBN Expert Services or any part or element thereof by means of programs that send them automatic enquiries or requests, unless such program has been made available by Supplier;
The CBN Expert Services, CBN Expert Materials, CBN Expert trade names and trademarks, and any parts or elements thereof are solely and exclusively owned and operated by Supplier and its third party vendors and hosting partners. CBN Expert Materials are protected by copyright, trade dress, patent, trade secrets, and trademark laws, international conventions and treaties, and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights laws. Supplier, its affiliates and licensors retains all right, title and interest in such CBN Expert Services, CBN Expert Materials, CBN Expert trade names and trademarks, and any parts or elements. Your use of the CBN Expert Services and CBN Expert Materials, and any parts or elements does not grant to you any ownership right or intellectual property rights therein. Any commercial or promotional distribution, publishing or exploitation of the CBN Expert Materials is strictly prohibited unless you have received the express prior written permission from Supplier or the otherwise applicable rights holder. Supplier reserves all rights to the CBN Expert Services, CBN Expert Materials and CBN Expert trade names and trademarks not expressly granted in the Terms.
Subject to these Terms and the payment of the applicable service Fee, Supplier grants Client and its authorized users a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable license to download a single copy of any part of the Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use if you retain all copyright and proprietary notices that are contained in such part of the Content. You expressly acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading any copyrighted material from or through the Platform or the CBN Expert Services. You shall not copy, distribute or publish any Content or any information obtained or derived therefrom except as permitted on or through the CBN Expert Services or as otherwise permitted by applicable law.
Supplier may use Client Data in an aggregated or anonymized format for research, educational and other similar purposes. Supplier may not otherwise use or display Client Data without Client’s written consent. Supplier respects your right to exclusive ownership of your Client Data. Unless specifically permitted by you, your use of the CBN Expert Services does not grant Supplier the license to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish or distribute the Client Data created by you or stored in your Account for Supplier’s commercial, marketing or any similar purpose. Client expressly grants Supplier the right to use and analyse aggregate system activity data associated with use of the CBN Expert Services by Client and its Users for the purposes of optimizing, improving or enhancing the way the CBN Expert Services operate, and to create new features and functionality in connection with the CBN Expert Services in the sole discretion of Supplier.
Client is solely responsible for its own Client Data and the consequences of posting or publishing them on or through the CBN Expert Service. In connection with Client Data, Client affirms, represents, and warrants that: (i) Client either owns its Client Data or has the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize the Suppliers to display or otherwise use the Client Data under all patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights in and to your Client Data in a manner consistent with the intended features of the CBN Expert Services and these Terms, and to grant the rights and license set forth in Section 11.3(a), and (ii) Client Data, Supplier’s or any CBN Expert Licensee’s use of such Client Data pursuant to these Terms, and Supplier’s or any CBN Expert Licensee’s exercise of the license rights set forth in Section 11.3(a), do not and will not: (a) infringe, violate, or misappropriate any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; (b) violate any applicable law or regulation anywhere in the world; or (c) require obtaining a license from or paying any fees and/or royalties by Supplier to any third party for the performance of any CBN Expert Services Client has chosen to be performed by Supplier or for the exercise of any rights granted in these Terms, unless Client and Supplier otherwise agree.
If Client or a User provides Suppliers with any comments, bug reports, feedback, or modifications for the CBN Expert Services (“Feedback”), Supplier shall have the right to use such Feedback at its discretion, including, but not limited to the incorporation of such suggested changes into the CBN Expert Services.
Client or User (as applicable) hereby grants Supplier a perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty free license under all rights necessary to incorporate, publish, reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, exploit and use your Feedback for any purpose. Supplier shall have the right to modify or remove any Feedback provided in the public areas of the Web Site if the Supplier deems, at its discretion, harmful, offensive, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful or otherwise unlawful.
The CBN Expert Services may include links to other websites or services (“Linked Sites”) solely as a convenience to Clients. Unless otherwise specifically and explicitly indicated, Supplier does not endorse any such Linked Sites or the information, material, products, or services contained on or accessible through Linked Sites. Furthermore, Supplier makes no express or implied warranties with regard to the information, material, products, or services that are contained on or accessible through Linked Sites. ACCESS AND USE OF LINKED SITES, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION, MATERIAL, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ON LINKED SITES OR AVAILABLE THROUGH LINKED SITES, IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Any content referred to as community provided is provided by third parties and not developed or maintained by CBN Expert. By using any community marked code or libraries in your software development, you acknowledge and agree that CBN Expert is not in any way responsible for the performance or damages caused by such community provided code or library.
UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY STATED BY SUPPLIER, THE CBN EXPERT SERVICES, CBN EXPERT MATERIAL, AND ANY CONTENT, SERVICES, OR FEATURES MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE CBN EXPERT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, SUPPLIER AND ITS AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, AND RELIABILITY.
UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY STATED BY SUPPLIER, SUPPLIER AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CBN EXPERT SERVICES AND ANY CONTENT, CLIENT DATA SERVICES, OR FEATURES MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE CBN EXPERT SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE CBN EXPERT SERVICES AND ANY CONTENT, CLIENT DATA, SERVICES, OR FEATURES MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE CBN EXPERT SERVICES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY STATED BY SUPPLIER, SUPPLIER AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE PLATFORM, THE CBN EXPERT SERVICES, CBN EXPERT MATERIAL OR ANY LINKED SITES, IN TERMS OF CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.
THE LAWS OF CERTAIN COUNTRIES AND STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Supplier and its affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, including attorney’s fees, arising out of your use or misuse of the CBN Expert Services, CBN Expert Materials, representations made to the Supplier, its affiliates and/or third parties, violation of these Terms, violation of the rights of any other person or entity, or any breach of the foregoing representations, warranties, and covenants. Supplier reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify Supplier, and you agree to cooperate with such defence of these claims.
Supplier shall not be liable to the Client or User for any consequences resulting from: any modifications in these Terms, calculation and rates of Fees, the CBN Expert Services, CBN Expert Material, or any part or element thereof (including but not limited to Account), including any error, permanent or temporary interruption, discontinuance, suspension or other type of unavailability of the CBN Expert Services or CBN Expert Material;
deletion of, corruption of, or failure to store any Client Data;
use of Client Data by the Client or any of the Users associated with the Account;
upgrading or downgrading the current Plan;
any disclosure, loss or unauthorized use of the login credentials of Client or any authorized User due to Client’s failure to keep them confidential;
the Client’s use of the Account or the CBN Expert Services by means of browsers other than those accepted or supported by the Supplier;
the application of any remedies against the Client or authorized Users by the Supplier, for example if the Client or User has committed a crime or conducted a breach of applicable law by using the CBN Expert Services or any part or element thereof;
the differences between technologies and platforms used for access, for example if certain features, functions, parts or elements of the CBN Expert Services are designed for use on a personal computer or laptop and do not function on a mobile platform or a tablet;
the Supplier’s application of the remedies described in these Terms, even if the reasonable grounds or legal basis for the application of these remedies turned out to be unfounded or invalid afterwards.
In addition, Supplier and its affiliates shall not be liable to the Client for any claim by any User, person, Organization or third persons against the Client arising out of the Client’s failure to:
provide Supplier with accurate information about the Client, Users or Account;
notify Supplier of any reasons due to which a User does not have the right to use the Account on behalf of the Client;
provide any Products which it has agreed to provide to such a person or Organisation (whether such failure arises as a result of Supplier’s negligence, breach of these Terms or otherwise);
ensure the lawfulness of the Client Data;
obtain the necessary rights to use the Client Data; or
abide by any of the restrictions described in these Terms.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF CBN EXPERT AND ITS AFFILIATES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY CLIENT HEREUNDER FOR THE CBN EXPERT SERVICES GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY IN THE SIX MONTHS PRECEDING THE FIRST INCIDENT OUT OF WHICH THE LIABILITY AROSE.
THE FOREGOING LIMITATION WILL APPLY WHETHER AN ACTION IS IN CONTRACT OR TORT AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, BUT WILL NOT LIMIT CLIENT’S PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE “PAYMENT” SECTION ABOVE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF CBN EXPERT AND ITS AFFILIATES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY CLIENT HEREUNDER FOR THE CBN EXPERT SERVICES GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY IN THE SIX MONTHS PRECEDING THE FIRST INCIDENT OUT OF WHICH THE LIABILITY AROSE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION WILL APPLY WHETHER AN ACTION IS IN CONTRACT OR TORT AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, BUT WILL NOT LIMIT CLIENT’S PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE “PAYMENT” SECTION ABOVE.
IN NO EVENT WILL EITHER PARTY OR ITS AFFILIATES HAVE ANY LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, GOODWILL, OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, COVER, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, WHETHER AN ACTION IS IN CONTRACT OR TORT AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, EVEN IF A PARTY OR ITS AFFILIATES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR IF A PARTY’S OR ITS AFFILIATES’ REMEDY OTHERWISE FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW.
These Terms may be terminated for convenience in the following situations; by the Client any time by clicking the cancellation link on the Web Site, which will guide them through the cancellation process when logged in to the Account, or if the Client is paying for the Service with a PayPal account, by revoking the billing agreement on its PayPal profile; or if the client is paying for the Service via a Reseller, by means agreed upon between the Client and the Reseller;
by Supplier upon decision to end provision of the CBN Expert Services and close the Platform; or
immediately by either party, if proceedings are initiated for the other party’s liquidation or insolvency or a negotiated settlement with the other party’s creditors is concluded or an assignment is made on behalf of the other party for the benefit of creditors.
These Terms may be terminated for default upon written notice to the other party as indicated in the “Notice” Section below:
by either party in case of breach of these Terms by the other party, if the breach has not been cured within 30 days of receipt of a notice from the non-breaching party; or
immediately by either party if the other party breaches its obligations, as applicable under Sections 12 [Intellectual Property Rights], 15 [Indemnification], or 10 [Restrictions] of these Terms.
Upon termination of these Terms, Supplier shall deactivate and permanently delete the Account, within six months of the effective date of termination of these Terms. If the Client has specifically requested for an earlier deletion of the Account, Supplier shall fulfill such request within 1 month of its receipt of such request. Client must:
stop using and prevent the further usage of the CBN Expert Services, including, without limitation, the Platform;
pay any amounts owed to Supplier under these Terms; and
discharge any liability incurred by the Client before under these Terms prior to their termination; and
The following provisions shall survive the termination of these Terms: Sections 1, 7.4, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18 and 19.
If Supplier terminates these Terms as a result of an uncured breach by a Client or User, Supplier is entitled to use the same or similar remedies against any other persons who use the CBN Expert Services in conflict with these Terms. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Supplier may also apply any other remedies available to it under the applicable law. Upon application of any remedies, the Client or User may lose Access or suffer a loss of certain features, functions, parts or elements of the CBN Expert Services.
If Supplier has reasonable grounds to believe that the Client’s or User’s use of the CBN Expert Services, including the Account may harm any third persons, Supplier has the right to take adequate measures under its control to prevent, stop and eliminate the harm, where possible, in order to protect those third persons.
The Supplier has the right to suspend access to all or any part of the Service, including removing Content, at any time for violation of this Agreement or to protect the integrity, operability, and security of the Service, effective immediately, with or without notice. Unless prohibited by law or legal process or to prevent imminent harm to the Service or any third party, Supplier typically provides notice in the form of a banner or email on or before such suspension. Supplier will, in its discretion and using good faith, tailor any suspension as needed to preserve the integrity, operability, and security of the Service.
The Supplier with whom Client is contracting depends on the domicile of the Client. The Supplier determines the domicile of the Client based on the country indicated in the billing address of the User who concludes these Terms on behalf of the Client. During the Free Trial, the Supplier determines the domicile of the Client based on the location indicated in the IP-address of the User who concludes these Terms on behalf of the Client. By accepting these Terms, the Client is contracting with the Supplier listed opposite such Client’s domicile in the following:
Client's domicile: The United Kingdom and Gibraltar
Supplier: CBN Expert Limited
Supplier's Contact: email@example.com
Postal Address: 25 Hallside Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8NQ
In the event of a dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in relation to these Terms, including but not limited to the formation, validity, breach or termination thereof, the parties shall attempt to solve the matter amicably in mutual negotiations. In the event a mutually acceptable resolution cannot be reached within a reasonable time, either party will be entitled to seek all available remedies, including legal remedies subject to the terms and conditions set forth below. Notwithstanding the foregoing and subject to the terms and conditions set forth below, either party may seek injunctive relief with respect to any disputed matter to the extent possible under applicable law. Should an amicable settlement between parties not be possible, the dispute shall be finally solved in court or by arbitration as designated herein subject to the terms and conditions set forth below. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna Convention of 1980) shall not be applied to these Terms. Any questions relating to these Terms which are not expressly or implicitly settled by the provisions contained in these Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England & Wales.
For Clients domiciled in the United Kingdom, all disputes arising out of or in connection with the present Terms, including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination, shall be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) (the “Arbitration Rules”) by one (1) arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, appointed in accordance with the said Arbitration Rules. The place of the arbitration shall be London (England). The language of the arbitration shall be English. The arbitration shall be commenced by a request for arbitration by the either party (the “Claimant”), delivered to the other party (the “Respondent”). The request for arbitration shall set out the nature of the claim(s) and the relief requested. Except as otherwise specifically limited in these Terms, the arbitral tribunal shall have the power to grant any remedy or relief that it deems appropriate, whether provisional or final, including but not limited to conservatory relief and injunctive relief, and any such measures ordered by the arbitral tribunal shall, to the extent permitted by applicable law, be deemed to be a final award on the subject matter of the measures and shall be enforceable as such. Each party retains the right to apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for interim and/or conservatory measures, including pre-arbitral attachments or injunctions, and any such request shall not be deemed incompatible with the agreement to arbitrate or a waiver of the right to arbitrate. The existence and content of the arbitral proceedings and any rulings or awards shall be keep confidential by the parties and members of the arbitral tribunal except (i) to the extent that disclosure may be required of a party to fulfil a legal duty, protect or pursue a legal right, or enforce or challenge an award in bona fide legal proceedings before a state court or other judicial authority, (ii) with the consent of all parties, (iii) where needed for the preparation or presentation of a claim or defence in this arbitration, (iv) where such information is already in the public domain other than as a result of a breach of this clause, or (v) by order of the arbitral tribunal upon application of a party. The arbitral tribunal may include in its award an allocation to any party of such costs and expenses, including lawyers’ fees, as the arbitral tribunal shall deem reasonable. Any award of the arbitral tribunal shall be final and binding on the parties. Enforcement of any award may be sought in any court of competent jurisdiction.
If any part of this provision is ruled to be unenforceable, then the balance of this provision shall remain in full effect and construed and enforced as if the portion ruled unenforceable were not contained herein.
Use of the CBN Expert Services is not authorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including without limitation, this section.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you and the Suppliers agree that nothing herein shall be deemed to waive, preclude, or otherwise limit either party’s right to (i) pursue enforcement actions through applicable federal, state, or local agencies where such actions are available, (ii) seek injunctive relief in a court of law, or (iii) to file suit in a court of law to address intellectual property infringement claims.
The parties will act solely as independent contractors. These Terms shall not be construed as creating an agency, partnership, joint venture, fiduciary duty, or any other form of legal association between the Client and either Supplier, and the Client shall not represent to the contrary, whether expressly, by implication, appearance or otherwise. These Terms are not for the benefit of any third parties.
If any term, condition or provision of these Terms is held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal in whole or in part for any reason, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties. The validity and enforceability of the remaining terms, conditions or provisions, or portions of them, shall not be affected.
These Terms are the entire agreement between Client and Supplier regarding Client’s use of the CBN Expert Services and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, proposals or representations, written or oral, concerning its subject matter. Except as otherwise provided herein, no modification, amendment, or waiver of any provision of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by the party against whom the modification, amendment or waiver is to be asserted.
Client may not, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by operation of law or otherwise, assign or transfer these Terms or delegate any of its rights and/or obligations under these Terms without Supplier’s prior written consent. Any attempted assignment, transfer or delegation without such prior written consent will be void and unenforceable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Client, or its permitted successive assignees or transferees, may assign or transfer these Terms or delegate any rights or obligations hereunder without consent: (1) to any entity controlled by, or under common control with the Client, or its permitted successive assignees or transferees; or (2) in connection with a merger, reorganization, transfer, sale of assets or product lines, or change of control or ownership of the Client, or its permitted successive assignees or transferees.
Failure of either Party to exercise or enforce any provision of or any of its rights under these Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of future enforcement of that or any other provision or right.
Except as otherwise specified in these Terms, all notices related to these Terms will be in writing and will be effective upon (a) personal delivery, (b) the second business day after mailing, or (c), except for notices of termination or an indemnifiable claim (“Legal Notices”), which shall clearly be identifiable as Legal Notices, the day of sending by email. Billing-related notices to you will be addressed to the relevant billing contact designated by you. All other notices to you will be addressed to the relevant Services system administrator designated by you.
Last Updated: February, 7th, 2020