Commercial Terms of Sale - United States
Commercial Terms of Sale
Unless otherwise agreed to by NTT DATA in writing, the Commercial Terms of Sale apply to direct commercial purchasers (including Small, Medium and Large Business, and Government and Public sector customers) of NTT DATA hardware, software and services and commercial end-users who purchase through a reseller. By placing your order, you accept and are bound to the Commercial Terms of Sale below:
These Commercial Terms of Sale (the “Agreement”), made between you and NTT DATA, govern your purchase and use of Products and Services from NTT DATA. “You,” “your” or “Customer” means the end-user entity which you represent, and includes any of your affiliates that expressly agree to, or are otherwise legally bound by, this Agreement. “NTT DATA” means NTT DATA Services, LLC or the NTT DATA Affiliate identified on the NTT DATA sales documentation. “” means NTT Data International L.L.C., NTT DATA Services International Holdings B.V. or any entity controlled by either of them. This Agreement is effective upon the earliest of (i) your issuance of a purchase order to NTT DATA, (ii) your acceptance of these terms, or (iii) your agreement with a reseller that references this Agreement. The Products and Services are solely for your internal use and may not be resold. If you purchased through a reseller or distributor, final prices and sales terms will be between you and the reseller or distributor; however, this Agreement applies to your possession and use of Products and Services.
A. Definitions. “Hardware” means computer hardware, related devices and other accessories including all embedded components (excluding Software). “Software” means any software, library, utility, tool, or other computer or program code, in object (binary) form, and “Documentation” means the related media, printed materials, online and electronic documentation, including copies. “Products” means Hardware, Software, or both. “Services” means services and Deliverables provided by NTT DATA. “Deliverables” means the tangible materials, including reports, studies, drawings, software, manuals or written procedures and recommendations that NTT DATA delivers exclusively and specifically to you under a Statement of Work. “Third-Party Products” means products, software, or services that are not manufactured or performed by NTT DATA.
B. Additional Agreements. This Agreement, the Service Agreements and the Software Agreements (each as defined below) form a legally binding contract between you and NTT DATA. In the event of a conflict or ambiguity, the applicable Service Agreement or Software Agreement will take precedence over this Agreement.
2. Term; Auto-Renewal
This Agreement will continue until all Services, Product warranties, or licenses have expired or been terminated. If you purchased directly from NTT DATA, Hardware Service and non-perpetual Software licenses may be renewed if you pay a renewal invoice from NTT DATA or continue to use the Hardware Service or Software past its initial term. If you purchased through a reseller, the payment terms for renewal for the Hardware Service or Software licenses will be as agreed between you and the reseller.
3. Quotes, Ordering, and Payment
Except for subsection B, this Section applies only to direct purchases from NTT DATA.
A. Quotes and Orders. “Order” means your order of Products or Services, either through nttdataservices.com or other online process, by submitting a purchase order that references a NTT DATA quote, or by executing a NTT DATA order form. Your Order is subject to acceptance by NTT DATA. Acceptance of one Order is independent from any other Order. For the purposes of each such Order only, the applicable NTT DATA Services Affiliate identified in such Order alone shall be considered NTT DATA as that term is used throughout this Agreement and the applicable Customer affiliate alone shall be considered the Customer as that term is used throughout this Agreement. NTT DATA Services, Customer and their respective other affiliates will have no liability with respect to such Order. Quoted prices are effective until the expiration date of the quote, but may change due to shortages in materials or resources, increase in the cost of manufacturing, or other factors. Orders for Third-Party Products are subject to availability and are cancellable only by NTT DATA. NTT DATA is not responsible for pricing, typographical, or other errors in any offer, and may cancel orders affected by such errors.
B. Changed or Discontinued Products or Services. NTT DATA may revise or discontinue Products and Services at any time, including after Customer places an Order, but prior to NTT DATA’s shipment or performance. As a result, Products and Services Customer receives might differ from those ordered. Parts used in repairing or servicing Products may be new, equivalent-to-new, or reconditioned.
C. Shipping Charges; Title; Risk of Loss. Shipping and handling charges are not included in Product prices unless expressly indicated at the time of sale. Title to Hardware passes from NTT DATA to Customer upon shipment. Delivery of Software is FOB Origin. Loss or damage that occurs during shipping (including returns) is the responsibility of the party that selected the carrier. Shipping and delivery dates are estimates only. You must notify NTT DATA within 21 days of your invoice date if you believe any part of your Order is missing, wrong, or damaged.
D. Payment. Invoices are due and payable within the time period stated on your invoice, or if not stated, within 30 days from the invoice date. Payment must be made in the method and currency identified by NTT DATA. Credit approval may be revoked at any time. NTT DATA may invoice parts of an Order separately or together in one invoice. All invoices shall be deemed accurate unless Customer advises NTT DATA in writing of a material error within 10 days following receipt. If Customer advises NTT DATA of a material error, (i) any amounts corrected by NTT DATA in writing shall be paid within 14 days of correction and (ii) all other amounts shall be paid by Customer by the due date. If Customer withholds payment upon an assertion that an invoiced amount is erroneous, and NTT DATA concludes that such amount is accurate, Customer shall pay interest as described below from the due date for such amounts until NTT DATA’s receipt of those amounts. Customer may not offset, defer or deduct any invoiced amounts that NTT DATA determines are not erroneous following the notification process set forth above. Any assignment of your payment obligations to a third-party financing company must be approved in advance in writing by NTT DATA, and you will not be excused from your obligations under this Agreement. NTT DATA may charge a late penalty of 1.0% per month on undisputed overdue amounts, or the maximum rate permitted by law, whichever is less. Late penalties will be recalculated every 30 days based on your current outstanding balance. NTT DATA, without waiving any other rights or remedies and without liability to Customer, may suspend or terminate any or all Services and refuse additional orders for Products until all overdue amounts are paid in full. NTT DATA shall be entitled to all reasonable legal and attorney fees and associated costs of collecting overdue amounts.
E. Taxes. You are responsible for sales tax and any other taxes or governmental fees associated with your Order. If you qualify for a tax exemption, you must provide NTT DATA with a valid certificate of exemption or other appropriate proof of exemption. The charges stated on each line item of the invoice shall include all duties, levies or any similar charges and exclude VAT or equivalent sales or use tax. Customer shall also pay all freight, insurance, and taxes (including but not limited to import or export duties, sales, use, value add, and excise taxes). NTT DATA’s invoice shall be in accordance with applicable law. If Customer is required by law to make a withholding or deduction from payment, Customer will make payments to NTT DATA net of the required withholding or deduction. Customer will supply to NTT DATA satisfactory evidence (e.g. official withholding tax receipts) that Customer has accounted to the relevant authority for the sum withheld or deducted.
4. Services and Software
A. Service Agreements. NTT DATA may provide Services, Service-related Software, or Deliverables to you in accordance with one or more “Service Agreements.” “Service Agreements” are service contracts, including any “Service Descriptions” available at us.nttdata.com/en/contracts, “Statements of Work,” and any other mutually executed binding documents. Each Service Agreement will be interpreted separately from any other Service Agreement.
B. Hardware Services.
i. Exclusions. “Hardware Services” are Services necessary to repair a defect in materials or workmanship of Hardware. Hardware Services do not include preventive maintenance or repairs required due to: (a) software problems; (b) alteration, adjustment, or repair of the Hardware by anyone other than NTT DATA or NTT DATA’s representatives; (c) accident, misuse, or abuse of the system or component (such as fire, water leakage, use of incorrect line voltages or fuses, use of incompatible devices or accessories, improper or insufficient ventilation, or failure to follow operating instructions) that have not been caused by NTT DATA; (d) moving of the system from one geographic location or entity to another; or (e) an act of nature.
ii. Customer Authorization for Provision of Services. Some warranties or service contracts for Third-Party Products may become void if NTT DATA provides services for such products. NTT DATA SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EFFECT THAT THE HARDWARE SERVICES MAY HAVE ON THOSE WARRANTIES OR SERVICE CONTRACTS. You authorize NTT DATA to use or otherwise access any and all Third-Party Products you provide to us as may be necessary to perform the Services or as requested by you, including but not limited to copying, storing, and reinstalling a backup system or data.
C. Software. The Software is subject to, and you are bound by, the applicable Software Agreement. “Software Agreement” means (i) the software license agreements included with the software media packaging or presented to Customer during the installation or use of the Software, or (ii) if no license terms accompany the Software or are not otherwise made available to you by NTT DATA, the End User License Agreement – A Version, found at us.nttdata.com/en/contracts.
D. Customer & System Data. In connection with NTT DATA’s performance or your use of the Services and Service-related Software, NTT DATA may obtain, receive, and/or collect data or information, including system-specific data (collectively, the “Data”). You grant NTT DATA: (i) a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable license to use, compile, distribute, display, store, process, reproduce, or create derivative works of the Data solely to provide the Services or Service-related Software; (ii) a license to aggregate and use the Data in an anonymous manner in support of NTT DATA’s marketing and sales activities; and (iii) the right to copy and maintain the Data on NTT DATA’s or its suppliers’ servers as necessary to provide the Services. You represent and warrant that you have obtained all rights, permissions, and consents necessary to use and transfer the Data within and outside of the country in which you are located.
5. Proprietary Rights
The Products and Software are protected pursuant to copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. All right, title, and interest in the intellectual property (including all copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and trade dress) embodied in the Software, Products and Deliverables, and the methods by which the Services are performed and the processes that make up the Services, shall belong solely and exclusively to NTT DATA or its suppliers or licensors. Subject to NTT DATA’s receipt of payment in full for the applicable Services, NTT DATA grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free right to use the Deliverables solely (i) in the country or countries in which you do business; (ii) for your internal use; and (iii) as necessary for you to enjoy the benefit of the Services as stated in the applicable Service Agreements.
6. Limited Warranty
A. THE LIMITED WARRANTIES FOR NTT DATA-BRANDED OR NTT DATA-LICENSED HARDWARE SHALL BE AS STATED IN THE DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED WITH THE HARDWARE. THE LIMITED WARRANTIES FOR SOFTWARE SHALL BE AS STATED IN THE APPLICABLE SOFTWARE AGREEMENT. THE SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED IN A GOOD AND WORKMANLIKE MANNER. CUSTOMER'S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND NTT DATA'S SOLE OBLIGATION FOR ANY BREACH OF ANY SERVICES WARRANTY SHALL BE FOR NTT DATA TO RE-PERFORM THE NON-CONFORMING SERVICES.
B. THE ABOVE WARRANTIES DO NOT COVER DAMAGE DUE TO EXTERNAL CAUSES, SUCH AS ACCIDENT, ABUSE, MISUSE, PROBLEMS WITH ELECTRICAL POWER, SERVICES NOT PERFORMED OR AUTHORIZED BY NTT DATA (INCLUDING INSTALLATION OR DE-INSTALLATION), USAGE NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH PRODUCT INSTRUCTIONS, NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR, OR USE OF PARTS AND COMPONENTS NOT SUPPLIED OR INTENDED FOR USE WITH THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. ANY WARRANTY FOR A THIRD-PARTY PRODUCT IS PROVIDED BY THE PUBLISHER, PROVIDER, OR ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER. ALL THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED BY NTT DATA “AS IS.”
C. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STATED ABOVE OR IN THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES, AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NTT DATA (INCLUDING NTT DATA AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, AND AGENTS, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, AND OFFICERS), ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO ANY OF THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY (i) OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, PERFORMANCE, SUITABILITY, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT; (ii) FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS; (iii) FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF OR RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES; OR (iv) THAT THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES WILL OPERATE OR BE PROVIDED WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERROR. The NTT DATA-branded Products and Services are not fault-tolerant and are not designed or intended for use in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance, such as any application in which the failure of the Products or Services could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe physical or property damage (collectively, “High-Risk Activities”). NTT DATA expressly disclaims any express or implied warranty of fitness for High-Risk Activities.
“Confidential Information” means information that is designated as confidential or should reasonably be understood to be confidential. Confidential Information may only be disclosed to the receiving party’s personnel, professional advisors, agents, and subcontractors (“Representatives”), on a “need-to-know” basis in connection with this Agreement. Representatives shall be bound to treat the Confidential Information under terms at least as restrictive as those herein, and the receiving party shall be liable for unauthorized disclosures by its Representatives. Each party will use at least the same degree of care as it employs with respect to its own Confidential Information, but not less than a commercially reasonable standard of care. The foregoing shall not apply to information that (i) is independently developed without use of the other party’s Confidential Information; (ii) has been obtained from a source which is not under a confidentiality obligation; or (iii) is or becomes publicly available without fault of the receiving party. If receiving party must disclose Confidential Information as required by law, it shall give reasonable prior notice to the disclosing party. These obligations shall continue for 3 years from the initial date of disclosure, except that obligations related to information about a party’s intellectual property shall never expire.
A. If you purchased Products or Services directly from NTT DATA, NTT DATA shall defend and indemnify you against any third-party claim that NTT DATA-branded Products or Services (excluding Third-Party Products and open source software) infringe or misappropriate that third party’s United States (“U.S.”) patent, copyright, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights (“Claim(s)”). In addition, if NTT DATA receives prompt notice of a Claim that NTT DATA believes is likely to result in an adverse ruling, then NTT DATA shall at its option, (i) obtain a right for you to continue using such Products or Deliverables or for NTT DATA to continue performing the Services; (ii) modify such Products or Services to make them non-infringing; or (iii) replace such Products or Services with a non-infringing equivalent. NTT DATA shall have no obligation for any claim arising from (a) modifications of the Products and Services that were not performed by or on behalf of NTT DATA; (b) misuse, or the combination or use with Third-Party Products (the combination of which causes the claimed infringement); or (c) NTT DATA’s compliance with your written specifications, including the incorporation of any software or other materials or processes you provide or request. NTT DATA’s duty to indemnify and defend the Claim is contingent upon: (x) your prompt written notice of the Claim; (y) NTT DATA’s right to solely control the defense and resolution of the Claim; and (z) your cooperation in defending and resolving the Claim. These are your exclusive remedies for any third-party intellectual property claim, and nothing in this Agreement or elsewhere will obligate NTT DATA to provide any greater indemnity.
B. You shall defend and indemnify NTT DATA against any third-party claim resulting or arising from: (i) your failure to obtain any appropriate license, intellectual property rights, or other permissions, regulatory certifications, or approvals associated with technology or data provided by you, or associated with software or components requested by you to be used with, or installed or integrated as part of the Products or Services; (ii) your violation of NTT DATA’s intellectual property rights; (iii) any inaccurate representation regarding the existence of an export license or any allegation made against NTT DATA due to your alleged violation of applicable export laws; or (iv) your transferring or providing access to Excluded Data (as defined below) to NTT DATA.
C. Each party shall defend and indemnify the other against any third-party claim for personal bodily injury, including death, where the injury has been exclusively caused by the indemnifying party’s gross negligence or willful misconduct in connection with this Agreement.
9. Compliance with Laws
A. In performing its obligations under this Agreement, each party agrees to comply with all laws and regulations applicable to such party including the customs and export control laws and regulations of the U.S.; and the country in which the Products or Services are delivered or performed. Customer is subject to and solely responsible for compliance with the export control and economic sanctions laws of the United States and other applicable jurisdictions. Customer's purchase may not be used, sold, leased, exported, re-exported, or transferred except in compliance with such laws, including, without limitation, export licensing requirements, end-user, end-use, and end-destination restrictions, and prohibitions on dealings with sanctioned individuals and entities, including but not limited to persons on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Persons List. Customer represents and warrants that it is not the subject or target of, and that Customer is not located in a country or territory that is the subject or target of, economic sanctions of the United States and other applicable jurisdictions.
B. Customer certifies that all items (including hardware, software, technology and other materials) it provides to NTT DATA for any reason that contain or enable encryption functions either (i) satisfy the criteria in the Cryptography Note (Note 3) of Category 5, Part 2 of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies or (ii) employ key length of 56-bit or less symmetric, 512-bit asymmetric or less, and 112-bit or less elliptic curve. NTT DATA is not responsible for determining whether any Third-Party Product to be used in the Products and Services satisfies regulatory requirements of the country to which such Products or Services are to be delivered or performed, and NTT DATA shall not be obligated to provide any Product or Service where the resulting Product or Service is prohibited by law or does not satisfy the local regulatory requirements.
10. Termination or Suspension
A. Suspension or Modification of Services. NTT DATA may suspend, terminate, withdraw, or discontinue all or part of the Services when NTT DATA believes, in its sole judgment, that you are involved in any fraudulent or illegal activities.
B. Termination. Either party may terminate a Service Agreement or Software Agreement if the other party commits a material breach and the breach is not cured within 90 days of receipt of written notice. Termination of any Service Agreement will not terminate other Service Agreements, and termination of all Service Agreements will not terminate this Agreement. NTT DATA may terminate this Agreement and all Service Agreements and Software Agreements immediately, if (i) you fail to make any payment when due; (ii) you declare bankruptcy or are adjudicated bankrupt; (iii) a receiver or trustee is appointed for you or substantially all of your assets; or (iv) you purchased through a reseller and, as applicable, the agreement between you and such reseller expires or is terminated, the agreement between NTT DATA and such reseller expires or is terminated, or your reseller is delinquent on its payment obligations to NTT DATA. Further, NTT DATA may terminate a Service Agreement immediately if you are acquired by or merge with a competitor of NTT DATA. Upon termination of this Agreement, all rights and obligations under this Agreement will automatically terminate except for rights of action accruing prior to termination, payment obligations, and any obligations that expressly or by implication are intended to survive termination.
11. Limitation of Liability
A. IN NO EVENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR IN TORT (INCLUDING BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY IN TORT), SHALL EITHER PARTY OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES EVEN IF IT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES IN ADVANCE. WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, NEITHER PARTY SHALL HAVE LIABILITY FOR THE FOLLOWING: (i) LOSS OF REVENUE, INCOME, PROFIT, SAVINGS OR SHARE VALUE; (ii) LOST OR CORRUPTED DATA OR SOFTWARE, LOSS OF USE OF SYSTEM(S) OR NETWORK(S), OR THE RECOVERY OF SUCH; (iii) LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, GOODWILL OR REPUTATION; (iv) BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR DOWNTIME; (v) THE PRODUCTS, DELIVERABLES OR THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE; OR (vi) THE PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.
This Section 11.A shall not apply to Customer’s payment obligations under this Agreement.
B. THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF EACH PARTY AND ITS AFFILIATES TO THE OTHER PARTY AND ITS AFFILIATES FOR ANY AND ALL CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO ANY SOW, INCLUDING UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT IN RELATION TO SUCH SOW SHALL NOT EXCEED IN THE AGGREGATE THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE CHARGES ACTUALLY PAID TO NTT DATA DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE THAT THE LAST CLAIM GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY AROSE (EXCLUDING PASS-THROUGH EXPENSES, OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES AND TAXES).
C. THESE LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS, AND DISCLAIMERS APPLY TO ALL CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, OR OTHERWISE. THESE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE AGREED ALLOCATIONS OF RISK CONSTITUTING IN PART THE CONSIDERATION FOR NTT DATA’S SALE OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES TO CUSTOMER, AND WILL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY AND EVEN IF A PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LIABILITIES.
D. EXCLUSIONS. The limitations set forth in Section 11.B will not apply with respect to (i) amounts payable by a party pursuant to Section 8, (ii) damages attributed to fraud or willful misconduct of a party, (iii) damages attributed to bodily injury, including death, caused by the negligence of a party, and (iv) the Customer’s payment obligations under this Agreement.
12. Additional Terms
A. Independent Subcontractor Relationship; Assignment; Subcontracting. The parties are independent contractors. Neither party will have any rights, power or authority to act or create an obligation on behalf of the other party except as specified in this Agreement. Neither party’s employees, agents, nor consultants shall be considered under any circumstances to be employees of the other party. NTT DATA has the right to assign, subcontract, or delegate in whole or in part this Agreement, or any of its rights, duties, obligations or liabilities provided that if it subcontracts its duties in providing Services, NTT DATA shall remain responsible for the performance of such Services under this Agreement. You may not assign this Agreement without NTT DATA’s permission.
B. Excused Performance. A party shall not be liable to the other for any delay in performing its obligations if the delay is caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control, provided that the other party is promptly notified in writing. If the circumstance lasts longer than 30 days, then the other party may terminate, in whole or in part, this Agreement or the affected Service Agreement or Software Agreement by giving written notice to the delayed party. This Section shall not relieve either party of its obligations under this Agreement (including payment), but rather will only excuse a delay in performance.
C. Excluded Data. Customer acknowledges that Products and Services provided under this Agreement are not designed to process, store or be used in connection with any of the following categories of data: (i) data that is classified and/or used on the U.S. Munitions list, including software and technical data; (ii) articles, services and related technical data designated as defense articles and defense services; (iii) ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) related data; and (iv) except for certain DSG Software, other personally identifiable information that is subject to heightened security requirements as a result of Customer’s internal policies or practices or by law (collectively referred to as “Excluded Data”). You are solely responsible for reviewing data that will be provided to or accessed by NTT DATA to ensure that it does not contain Excluded Data.
D. U.S. Government Restricted Rights. The software and documentation provided with the Products and Services are “commercial items” as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. 12.101, consisting of “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer software documentation” as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. 12.212. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. 12.212 and 48 C.F.R. 227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, all U.S. Government end-users acquire the software and documentation with only those rights set forth herein. Contractor/manufacturer of NTT DATA-branded Software and NTT DATA-branded Products is NTT DATA Services, LLC, 7950 Legacy Drive, Suite 900, Plano, Texas 75024.
E. Governing Law. This Agreement and any related Service Agreement(s), and ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE, OR CONTROVERSY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING STATUTORY, CONSUMER PROTECTION, COMMON LAW, INTENTIONAL TORT AND EQUITABLE CLAIMS) BETWEEN CUSTOMER AND NTT DATA, including their affiliates, contractors, and agents, and each of their respective employees, directors, and officers (a “Dispute”) will be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to conflicts of law. The UN Convention for the International Sale of Goods and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act will not apply.
F. Venue. The parties agree that any Dispute shall be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Dallas or Collin County, Texas. The parties agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts.
G. Bench Trial. The parties agree to waive, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any right to a jury trial with respect to any Dispute.
H. No Class Actions. NEITHER PARTY SHALL BE ENTITLED TO JOIN OR CONSOLIDATE CLAIMS BY OR AGAINST OTHER CUSTOMERS, OR PURSUE ANY CLAIM AS A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS ACTION OR IN A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAPACITY.
I. Limitation Period. NEITHER PARTY shall be liable for any claim brought more than 2 years after the cause of action for such claim first arose.
J. Dispute Resolution. Customer and NTT DATA will attempt to resolve any Dispute through negotiation or by utilizing a mediator agreed to by the parties, rather than through litigation. Negotiations and mediations will be treated as confidential. If the parties are unable to reach a resolution within 30 days of notice of the Dispute to the other party, the parties may pursue all other courses of action available at law or in equity.
K. Notices. Notice to NTT DATA under this Agreement or any related Service Agreement must be in writing and sent by registered or certified mail (postage prepaid first-class mail and return receipt requested) by overnight delivery service to the address below, and will be effective upon receipt.
NTT DATA Services, LLC, Attn: Legal, NTT DATA Services
7950 Legacy Drive, Suite 900, Plano, Texas 75024
L. Entire Agreement; Severability. This Agreement is the entire agreement with respect to its subject matter and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications or agreements that may exist. In entering into this Agreement, neither party is relying upon any representations or statements of the other that are not fully expressed in this Agreement; rather each party is relying on its own judgment and due diligence and expressly disclaims reliance upon any representations or statements not expressly set forth in this Agreement. If you purchased directly from NTT DATA, any preprinted terms on your purchase order shall be of no force or effect. Modifications to this Agreement will be made only through a written amendment signed by both parties. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, such provision will be stricken or modified, but only to the extent necessary to comply with the law, and the remainder of this Agreement will remain in full force. No rights may arise by implication or estoppel, other than those expressly granted herein.
Commercial Terms of Sale (United States)
Revision Date 05/13/2019