Please note that these updated Service Terms and Conditions will apply to your Avalara Service upon any renewal, upgrade, or Service purchase made on or after January 1, 2021. For a summary of changes launched on January 1, 2021, please click here.
Avalara Service Terms and Conditions
Last updated January 1, 2021.
These Avalara Service Terms and Conditions located at https://www.avalara.com/terms (these “Terms”), together with any applicable Order Document(s) and applicable Supplemental Terms (collectively, the “Agreement”), constitute a binding agreement between Avalara (as defined in Section 1(b)), and Customer (each, a “Party”) under which Avalara provides Customer access to Avalara’s Services. Customer accepts and agrees to be bound by these Terms by executing an Order Document that references these Terms or by using Avalara’s Services.
1. DEFINITIONS. Unless otherwise defined in the Agreement, capitalized terms have the following meaning:
a. Avalara Services.
“Avalara AvaTax for Energy” (formerly known as AvaTax Excise) means the Service for excise, sales, and use tax calculation for petroleum products. Supplemental Terms for Avalara AvaTax for Energy are located at https://www.avalara.com/energy-tobacco-terms.
“Avalara AvaTax for Energy Pro” (formerly known as AvaTax Excise Pro) means the Service for manually calculating excise, sales, and use tax on petroleum products. Supplemental Terms for Avalara AvaTax for Energy Pro are located at https://www.avalara.com/energy-pro-terms.
“Avalara AvaTax for Tobacco” (formerly known as AvaTax Excise) means the Service for excise, sales, and use tax calculation for tobacco products. Supplemental Terms for Avalara AvaTax for Tobacco are located at https://www.avalara.com/energy-tobacco-terms.
"Avalara Cross-Border Estimated" means the Service for real-time estimation of duties and import taxes for both Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) and Delivered At Place (DAP) modes. Supplemental Terms for Avalara Cross-Border Estimated are located at https://www.avalara.com/avatax-terms.
“Avalara Fiscal Representation” means the Service where Avalara or its Affiliate acts as Customer’s tax representative in the Filing Jurisdictions (defined in the Supplemental Terms for Managed Returns Service) selected by Customer. Supplemental Terms for Avalara Fiscal Representation are located at https://www.avalara.com/FR-terms.
“Avalara Item Classification” means the Service where Avalara assigns Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) codes to Customer’s items. Supplemental Terms for Avalara Item Classification are located at https://www.avalara.com/item-class-terms.
"Avalara License Management" means the Service that enables Customer to create and manage a database of its business licenses. Supplemental terms for Avalara License Management are located at https://www.avalara.com/ALM-terms.
"Avalara License Management for Accountants" or "ALMA" means the Service that enables Customer to create and manage a database of business licenses for its clients. Supplemental Terms for Avalara License Management for Accountants are located at https://www.avalara.com/ALMA-terms.
“Avalara Licensing for Beverage Alcohol” means the Service where Avalara prepares, files, and manages licenses for beverage alcohol products. Supplemental Terms for Avalara Licensing for Beverage Alcohol are located at http://avalara.com/beverage-alcohol-terms.
“Avalara Managed Returns for Accountants” or “MRA” means the Service where Avalara prepares and files sales and use tax returns and provides tax payment funding, and remittance services. Supplemental Terms for MRA are located at https://www.avalara.com/MRA-terms.
“Avalara Product Registration for Beverage Alcohol” means the Service where Avalara prepares, files, and manages registrations for beverage alcohol products. Supplemental Terms for Avalara Product Registration for Beverage Alcohol are located at http://avalara.com/beverage-alcohol-terms.
“Avalara Returns” means the Service where Avalara prepares and files sales and use tax returns, and provides payment funding, remittance, and notice management services for Customer. Supplemental Terms for Avalara Returns are located at https://www.avalara.com/avalara-returns-terms-of-use.
“Avalara Returns for Accountants” means the Service that enables Customer to prepare sales and use tax returns. Supplemental Terms for Avalara Returns for Accountants are located at https://www.avalara.com/ara-terms.
“Avalara Returns for Beverage Alcohol” means the Service where Avalara prepares and files sales, use, and excise tax returns for beverage alcohol sales and provides related client payment funding, remittance, and notice management services. Supplemental Terms for Avalara Returns for Beverage Alcohol are located at http://avalara.com/beverage-alcohol-terms.
“Avalara Returns for Energy” (formerly known as Avalara Returns Excise Enterprise) means the Service for providing signature-ready returns for petroleum products. Supplemental Terms for Avalara Returns for Energy are located at https://www.avalara.com/energy-tobacco-terms.
“Avalara Returns for Energy Pro” (formerly known as Avalara Returns Excise Pro) means the Service that provides limited signature-ready tax returns for petroleum products. Supplemental Terms for Avalara Returns for Energy Pro are located at https://www.avalara.com/energy-pro-terms.
“Avalara Returns for Small Business” or “Avalara RSB” means the Service for preparing and filing sales tax and use tax returns. Supplemental Terms for Avalara RSB are located at https://www.avalara.com/ARSB-terms.
“Avalara Returns for Tobacco” (formerly known as Avalara Returns Excise Enterprise) means the Service for providing signature-ready tax returns for tobacco products. Supplemental Terms for Avalara Returns for Tobacco are located at https://www.avalara.com/energy-tobacco-terms.
“AvaTax” means the Service for calculating transaction taxes and certain fees and surcharges on the sale of goods and services, including sales, use, and value added taxes. Supplemental Terms for AvaTax are located at https://www.avalara.com/avatax-terms.
"AvaTax Content Generation for POS Service" or "AvaTax CGPOS" means the Service that provides tax content to Customer's point-of-sale system for offline tax calculations. Supplemental Terms for AvaTax CGPOS are located at https://www.avalara.com/avatax-terms.
“AvaTax Exemptions” means the Service for managing customer tax exemption status in AvaTax. Customer may store AvaTax Exemptions Certificates in AvaTax.
“Avalara for Communications” means the Service for calculating transaction taxes, surcharges, and fees on telecommunications products and services and for Avalara to prepare and file associated tax returns. Supplemental Terms for Avalara for Communications are located at https://www.avalara.com/legal/communications.
“CertCapture” means the Service for storing and managing certificates. Supplemental Terms for CertCapture are located at https://www.avalara.com/legal/certcapture.
“CloudConnect” means the Service that uses Avalara’s CloudConnect hardware and services. Supplemental Terms for CloudConnect are located at https://www.avalara.com/legal/cloudconnect-terms.
“Managed Returns Service” means the Service where Avalara prepares and files VAT registrations and returns and performs related notice management. Supplemental Terms for the Managed Returns Service are located at https://www.avalara.com/eu-mrs-terms.
“MatrixMaster” means the Service for determining whether individual products are subject to sales tax, and for making certain other product determinations, in the jurisdictions identified in an Order Document. Supplemental Terms for MatrixMaster are located at https://www.avalara.com/matrixmaster-terms.
“POS Service” means the Service for calculating sales and use tax for point-of-sale devices. Supplemental Terms for the POS Service are located at https://www.avalara.com/legal/pos-terms.
“Professional Services” means services supplemental to the Services, including professional consulting services, to be performed for Customer by Avalara’s employees or contractors, as specified in the applicable Order Document. Performance of Professional Services is governed by the Avalara Professional Services Terms and Conditions located at https://www.avalara.com/ps-terms.
“Streamlined Sales Tax & Certified Service Provider Program” means the Service Avalara provides under the Streamlined Sales Tax initiative and individual states’ certified service provider programs. Supplemental Terms for Avalara Streamlined Sales Tax are located at https://www.avalara.com/legal/sst-terms-of-use.
“VAT Engine” means the Service for determining VAT rates. Supplemental Terms for VAT Engine are located at https://www.avalara.com/VAT-terms.
“VAT Expert” means the Service for identifying the appropriate treatment for VAT transactions. Supplemental Terms for VAT Expert are located at https://www.avalara.com/VAT-terms.
“VAT Reporting” means the Service for creating and electronically filing VAT returns and other indirect tax compliance reports. Supplemental Terms for VAT Reporting are located at https://www.avalara.com/VAT-terms.
b. Other Defined Terms.
“Affiliate” means an entity that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with a Party. For this definition, “control” means direct or indirect ownership of more than 50% of the voting interests of the subject entity.
“Applicable Laws” means all applicable local, state, provincial, federal, and international laws and regulations.
“Authorized User” means any Representative or other person or entity acting on Customer’s behalf who is authorized by Customer to use the Services and who has been supplied with access to the Services either by Customer or by Avalara at Customer’s written request.
“AvaTax Exemption Certificate” means, with respect to AvaTax Exemptions, each unique file image of a form document for a single jurisdiction uploaded to AvaTax Exemptions. Customers who purchase AvaTax Exemptions are charged on a per-AvaTax-Exemption-Certificate basis.
“Avalara Technology” means the technology and Intellectual Property used in providing the products and services offered by Avalara, including computer software programs, connectors, websites, networks, and equipment. Avalara Technology does not include Third-Party Applications.
“Certificate” means, with respect to CertCapture, each unique image file of a form document for a single jurisdiction uploaded to CertCapture. Customers who purchase CertCapture are charged on a per-Certificate basis.
“Customer” means the legal entity that executes an Order Document or uses the Services.
“Customer Data” means (i) any information, including Personal Information, uploaded, provided, or made accessible to Avalara’s production or sandbox systems by Customer or Authorized Users (or by Avalara on behalf of Customer) to use the Services and (ii) the resulting Customer unique output that is returned by the Services to Customer.
“Documentation” means Avalara’s user guides, training manuals, and other similar documentation, as updated or revised by Avalara from time to time, that Avalara provides to Customer (i) within the Service or (ii) at https://help.avalara.com (or a successor site that Avalara may designate from time to time).
“Expenses” means any reasonable, preapproved expenses described in an Order Document or otherwise as being reimbursable to Avalara by Customer, that Avalara actually incurs while providing Customer the Services. Avalara’s reimbursable Expenses include (as applicable) postage fees, wire transfer fees, and other out-of-pocket administrative costs.
“Intellectual Property” means all trade secrets, Inventions, patents and patent applications, trademarks and service marks (whether registered or unregistered and including any goodwill acquired in such marks), trade names, trade dress, copyrights, moral rights, rights in Inventions, and all other intellectual property and proprietary rights (whether registered or unregistered, any application for the foregoing, and all rights to enforce the foregoing), and all other equivalent rights that may exist anywhere in the world.
“Invention” means any work of authorship, invention, know-how, device, design, algorithm, method, process, improvement, concept, idea, expression, or discovery, whether or not copyrightable or patentable and whether or not reduced to practice.
“Order Document” means a Sales Order or other document used to purchase Services or Professional Services from Avalara.
“Personal Information” means any information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person or that reasonably could be used to identify that person, or other data or information defined as personal information under Applicable Law.
“Representative” means a director, officer, employee, consultant, advisor, representative, or agent of the subject party.
“Sales Order” means Avalara’s sales order form that describes the Services, Professional Services, and support plans ordered by Customer and the fees, certain Expenses, and other specified terms.
“Services” mean the Avalara service offerings to which Customer subscribes, as specified in the applicable Order Document.
“Supplemental Terms” has the meaning provided in Section 15 (Supplemental Terms) of these Terms.
“Term” has the meaning provided in Section 6 (Term and Termination) of these Terms.
“Third-Party Applications” means computer software programs and other technology that are provided or made available to Customer by third parties.
“VAT” means value-added and indirect tax.
2. THE SERVICES
a. Use of the Services. Avalara delivers “software as a service” Services and other Services on a subscription basis. Avalara grants Customer a nonexclusive, nontransferable, worldwide right to access and use the Services during the Term, solely for Customer’s internal business operations. Avalara reserves all other rights. Customer shall not use any Services that are not set forth in an Order Document signed by Customer and accepted by Avalara, except as otherwise provided in the Agreement. If Customer has a sandbox Account, Customer shall use it solely for testing non-production data and for internal business purposes only.
b. Customer’s Account. Avalara shall enable an account for Customer to access the Service (“Account”). Customer shall designate a specific person or persons authorized by Customer to manage and support the Account, including the creation of usernames and passwords for Authorized Users. Customer is solely responsible for maintaining the status of its Authorized Users. Customer and its Authorized Users shall maintain the confidentiality of all usernames, passwords, access, and account information under their control. Except to the extent caused by Avalara’s breach of the Agreement, including its obligations under Section 8 (Confidential Information), Avalara is not responsible for unauthorized access to the Account. Customer shall contact Avalara promptly if (i) Customer reasonably believes that the Account has been compromised, including any loss, theft, or unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of Account information or (ii) Customer becomes aware of any other breach of security in relation to Customer’s Account information or Avalara’s Services that may have occurred or is reasonably likely to occur.
c. Avalara’s Responsibilities. Avalara shall: (i) track uptime statistics and, as applicable, provide status updates at status.avalara.com or an equivalent replacement site; (ii) use commercially reasonable efforts to make the Services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except for: (1) planned downtime (scheduled with at least 7 days’ notice and at a time intended to minimize impact to Avalara customers) and (2) any unavailability caused by circumstances beyond Avalara’s reasonable control, including internet service provider failures or delays or denial of service attacks against which Avalara maintains commercially reasonable prevention controls; (iii) provide its standard support for the Services to Customer at no additional charge, or upgraded support if purchased separately; and (iv) conduct its business in compliance with Applicable Laws.
d. Customer’s Responsibilities. Customer is responsible for (i) the accuracy and completeness of Customer’s initial and ongoing configuration and setup of the Services; (ii) ensuring that the Services are compatible with Customer’s business and systems requirements; (iii) the accuracy, quality, legality, completeness, and integrity of the Customer Data provided by Customer and the means by which Customer acquired it; (iv) the information Customer provides in connection with the Services, such as billing information and purchase orders (excluding Customer Data that is returned by the Services to Customer), is current, accurate, and complete; and (v) the provision, maintenance, and use of Customer’s hardware, network, internet connectivity, and software. Customer shall comply with the Acceptable Use Policy available at https://www.avalara.com/legal/acceptable-use, with all Documentation, and with all Applicable Laws. Customer shall ensure that the Authorized Users and Representatives of Customer (and, if Customer enables its Affiliates to use the Services, its Affiliates, their Authorized Users, and their Representatives) comply with all of Customer’s obligations under the Agreement, and Customer shall be responsible for their acts and omissions relating to the Agreement as though they were those of Customer.
e. Customer Affiliates. Customer may enable its Affiliates to use the Services. Unless Avalara accepts an Order Document from an Affiliate or otherwise agrees in writing, all use of the Services by Customer’s Affiliates will be under Customer’s Account, Avalara will invoice Customer and not its Affiliates for the Services used, and Customer shall pay all invoices to Avalara. When an Affiliate of Customer uses the Services, all references to “Customer” in the Agreement relating to access or use of, or restrictions or limitations on access or use of, the Services are deemed to reference the Affiliate. Only Customer and not its Affiliates may request technical support with respect to the Services, unless Avalara accepts an Order Document from an Affiliate or otherwise agrees in writing, or takes any action to enforce rights and obligations arising from the Agreement.
f. Avalara Affiliates. Avalara may perform the Services itself or through any of its Affiliates. When an Affiliate of Avalara provides the Services, all applicable references to “Avalara” in the Agreement relating to provision of the Services are deemed to reference such Affiliate. Avalara is responsible for its Affiliates’ compliance with the terms of the Agreement, and Avalara shall be responsible for their acts and omissions relating to the Agreement as though they were those of Avalara. Avalara or its Affiliate may invoice Customer for the Services, and Customer shall pay all invoices to the Avalara entity that issued the invoice. Customer shall bring any claims it may have solely against Avalara and not against any Avalara Affiliate providing or invoicing for the Service.
g. Restrictions. Customer shall use the Services only as set forth in the Agreement and the Documentation, and not for the benefit of any third party. Customer shall not (i) reverse assemble, reverse engineer, decompile, or otherwise attempt to derive source code from any of the Avalara Technology; (ii) reproduce, modify, create, or prepare derivative works of any of the Avalara Technology or Documentation; (iii) distribute or display any of the Avalara Technology or Documentation other than to Customer’s Authorized Users; (iv) share, sell, rent, lease, or otherwise distribute access to the Services (except with respect to Customer’s Affiliates as expressly provided in Section 2(e)) or use the Services to operate any timesharing, service bureau, or similar business; (v) alter, destroy, or otherwise remove any proprietary notices within the Avalara Technology or Documentation; or (vi) disclose the results of any benchmark tests to any third parties without Avalara’s prior written consent.
h. Unsupported Third-Party Application Integrations. Avalara may, in accordance with the notice requirements contained in Section 9(b)(i)(2) (Avalara’s Warranties), cease supporting functionality with respect to specific Third-Party Applications at the date specified in the Documentation. In such case, the following shall not apply to Customer's continued use of such functionality beyond such date: (i) the support obligations contained in Section 2(c)(iii) (Avalara’s Responsibilities), (ii) the warranty obligations contained Section 9(b)(i) (Avalara’s Warranties), and (iii) any timeliness or accuracy guarantees set forth in any applicable Supplemental Terms.
3. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
a. Avalara’s Intellectual Property. Avalara and Avalara’s licensors retain and own all right, title, and interest in the Services, the Avalara Technology, the Documentation, Avalara’s Confidential Information, and all enhancements or improvements to, or derivative works of, the foregoing, including any Intellectual Property rights therein. Nothing in the Agreement transfers or conveys to Customer any ownership interest in Avalara’s Intellectual Property.
b. Suggestions. If Customer provides Avalara with any suggested improvements to the Services then that suggestion is provided as is and Customer grants Avalara a nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, worldwide license to, with rights to transfer, sublicense, sell, use, reproduce, display, and make derivative works of, such suggested improvements. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this Section 3(b) (Suggestions) grants Avalara a license to use any Inventions covered by a registered patent owned by Customer.
c. Customer’s Intellectual Property. Customer retains all ownership rights in Customer Data and Customer’s Confidential Information, including any Intellectual Property rights therein. Nothing in the Agreement transfers or conveys to Avalara any ownership interest in or to the Customer Data or Customer’s Confidential Information, provided that Avalara has the right to create Aggregate Data (as defined in Section 4(b) (Aggregate Data)) and owns all right, title, and interest in Aggregate Data both during and after the terms of the Agreement. Customer shall ensure that it has all necessary rights and permissions required by Applicable Law to use and permit the use of Customer Data in accordance with the Agreement.
4. PRIVACY AND SECURITY
b. Aggregate Data. Avalara may create, generate, and use Aggregate Data for any lawful purpose. “Aggregate Data” means de-identified and anonymized sets of data derived from the data of multiple Avalara customers (including Customer Data) for the purpose of expressing that information in summary form (for example, price index numbers are aggregated, in contrast to the price of a single commodity). Aggregate Data does not include any Personal Information relating to Customer, Customer’s clients, Authorized Users, or customers, or other information that could reasonably identify a natural person or Customer.
c. Protection of Customer Data, Personal Information, and Confidential Information. Each Party is responsible for complying with Applicable Laws applicable to it, including applicable data protection legal requirements, for the purposes of the Agreement. Avalara shall implement and maintain commercially reasonable technical, administrative, and physical safeguards and security methods designed to prevent any unauthorized release, access to, or publication of Customer Data, Confidential Information, or Personal Information. Avalara shall implement processes and maintain procedures designed to comply with Applicable Laws and shall facilitate Customer’s compliance with its obligations for data security and response to individual data subject requests with respect to Personal Information in Avalara’s possession or control, to the extent that Customer is required to comply with the following: (i) the U.K. Data Protection Act 2018 and the United Kingdom General Data Protection Act ("UK GDPR"); (ii) the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council (“GDPR”) and any applicable laws enacted by an EU member state implementing the requirements of GDPR; (iii) the Australian Privacy Act 1988 and National Privacy Principles; (iv) the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act; (v) the California Consumer Privacy Act, Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1798.100 et seq. and implementing regulations (“CCPA”); (vi) any other existing or newly enacted Applicable Laws regarding privacy; and (vii) any amendments and successors to the foregoing. The Agreement and the Documentation are Customer’s instructions for processing Customer Data, and Avalara shall not process Customer Data for any other purpose. Avalara may use subcontractors to facilitate its obligations under the Agreement, and Avalara shall be responsible for the acts and omissions of such subcontractors relating to the Agreement as though they were those of Avalara. Avalara shall use commercially reasonable measures to ensure that such subcontractors implement and comply with reasonable security measures in handling any Customer Data, Personal Information, or Customer’s Confidential Information.
d. CCPA Service Provider. If Avalara processes Customer Data on behalf of Customer for the provision of the Services, the Parties acknowledge and agree that Avalara is a “Service Provider” as defined in the CCPA, and Customer Data may include personal information, as that term is defined by the CCPA (“CCPA Personal Information”). Avalara does not sell CCPA Personal Information. When Avalara processes CCPA Personal Information for or on behalf of Customer, Avalara collects, retains, uses, and discloses such CCPA Personal Information solely for the permitted purposes described in the Agreement, and for no other commercial purpose. Avalara certifies that it understands and will comply with the restrictions set forth in this Section 4(d) (CCPA Service Provider).
e. Data Processing Addendum. To the extent that Avalara processes any Customer Personal Data (as defined in the Avalara Data Processing Addendum, which is incorporated by this reference and is located at https://www.avalara.com/GDPR-DPA (the “DPA”)) and (i) the Customer Personal Data relates to individuals in the EEA or the United Kingdom, or (ii) the Customer is established in the EEA or the United Kingdom, the Customer agrees that Avalara does so as a processor only and the parties agree to comply with the DPA.
f. Notices. Avalara shall promptly notify Customer, as soon as reasonably practicable and not later than 72 hours from the time of confirmation by Avalara, of unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of any Customer Data, Customer’s Confidential Information, or Personal Information under Avalara’s control. Avalara shall provide Customer with information regarding such incident as required by Applicable Law or as reasonably requested by Customer to enable Customer to comply with its obligations under Applicable Law. Avalara shall use commercially reasonable efforts to: (i) identify the cause of the incident and (ii) remediate the cause of the incident within Avalara’s systems, to the extent such remediation is within Avalara’s reasonable control.
5. SERVICE SUSPENSION AND DISPUTES
a. Generally. As reasonably practicable under the circumstances, Avalara shall endeavor to resolve together with Customer any circumstance that may give rise to Avalara’s suspension rights, which include, for example, the following: (i) a material risk to the security or performance of the Services, the network, Customer, or any other Avalara customer or business partner; (ii) use of the Services in violation of the Agreement; or (iii) Customer is delinquent in its payment obligations for any undisputed fees. In the case of payment delinquency, Avalara shall notify Customer (including by phone or email to Customer’s business contact) at least 10 days before suspending the Service. For any other suspension, other than with respect to sandbox Accounts, Avalara shall make a good faith effort to contact and provide notice to Customer (including by phone or email to Customer’s business contact) in advance. Unless otherwise agreed in a signed writing, payment will be considered delinquent if not received within 15 days following the due date set forth on an invoice. Avalara acknowledges that suspending Customer’s right to access or use all or part of the Services is a significant action, and therefore Avalara shall not exercise this remedy except in good faith and as necessary to resolve the issue giving rise to Avalara’s right to suspend the Services. Avalara shall also pursue other less drastic measures it deems appropriate, including collaborating with Customer to isolate the issue and escalating unresolved issues to senior management of Customer and Avalara. Avalara shall not erase any Customer Data during the suspension period.
b. Effect of Suspension. If Avalara suspends Customer’s ability to access the Services, (i) Customer remains responsible for all fees and charges for suspended Services and for other Services to which Customer continues to have access, if any; and (ii) Customer will not be entitled to any compensation or credits for any period of suspension, unless suspension was due to Avalara’s error or omission. For a suspension of Customer’s AvaTax Account for delinquent payment, the Service will continue to return real-time tax calculation results.
c. Payment Disputes. Customer must assert any payment dispute in writing to Avalara according to the instructions in the Documentation within 15 days after the due date of the invoice giving rise to the dispute. Avalara shall not exercise its suspension or termination rights or apply interest on late payments if Customer disputes the applicable charges reasonably and in good faith and provides reasonable cooperation to resolve the dispute.
6. TERM AND TERMINATION
a. Agreement Term. The term of the Agreement (the “Term”) begins on the Effective Date of the Initial Subscription Term for the first Service purchased and ends on the date of termination or expiration of the final Subscription Term.
b. Subscription Terms. Customer may purchase subscriptions to one or more Services during the Term. The effective period (usually one year) of each subscription is a “Subscription Term” and, depending on the timing and agreed terms of the applicable Order Documents, those subscriptions may have different Subscription Terms. Each Initial Subscription Term begins on an “Effective Date,” which is either (1) the date Avalara enters Customer’s Order Document into Avalara’s billing system or (2) an alternate date mutually agreed by the Parties in writing.
i. Initial Subscription Term. Customer’s initial Subscription Term for a Service (the “Initial Subscription Term”) is one year, which begins on the Effective Date and ends on the first anniversary of the Effective Date, unless the Order Document specifies a different period.
ii. Automatic Renewal. At the end of the then-current Subscription Term, each subscription to a Service will automatically renew for an additional one-year period (a “Renewal Subscription Term”) unless (a) Customer provides written notice of non-renewal to Avalara on or before the expiration date of the then-current Subscription Term, or (b) Avalara provides written notice of non-renewal to Customer at least 90 days before such expiration date. Customer must submit notice of non-renewal to Avalara in accordance with the instructions provided in the Documentation. Unless another payment method has been specified, Avalara will charge Customer’s payment information on file for the Service fees for the Renewal Subscription Term.
c. Subscription to Upgraded or Additional Services. If Customer upgrades any of Customer’s Service subscriptions during a Subscription Term, then the Subscription Term for the upgraded Service will be coterminous with the current Subscription Term. In the event of any upgrade, Avalara will charge Customer’s payment information on file, unless another payment method is agreed, for the then-current applicable upgrade fee plus an amount equal to the prorated difference between the then-current Service fee and the upgraded Service fee. If Customer subscribes to an additional Service, the Subscription Term for that Service will begin on the Effective Date for that Service and Customer will be separately charged for the applicable activation and annual Service subscription fee for the additional Service. If Customer upgrades the tier of Service purchased or purchases an additional Service (excluding automatic upgrades), then all Services to which Customer subscribes under these Terms will be subject to the then-current Terms.
d. Trial Period. During the Initial Subscription Term only, Customer may immediately terminate Customer’s subscription to any Service by submitting a notice to Avalara in accordance with the instructions provided in the Documentation within 60 days of the Effective Date. If Customer exercises Customer’s termination rights under this Section 6(d) (Trial Period), then Avalara shall refund Customer the fees Customer paid to Avalara for the terminated Services.
e. Termination for Breach or Cause. Either Party may terminate the Agreement or any affected Service by notice to the other Party (i) if the other Party materially breaches its obligations under the Agreement and, if the breach is capable of cure, fails to cure the breach within 30 days of the date of written notice of breach; or (ii) upon the other Party ceasing to operate in the ordinary course, making an assignment for benefit of creditors, or becoming the subject of any bankruptcy, liquidation, dissolution, or similar proceeding that is not resolved within 60 days of filing. Material breach by Customer includes the following: (1) Customer is unable to resolve any material issue leading to suspension of Customer’s Services as a result of the acts or omissions of Customer, its Affiliates, or its or their Authorized Users or Representatives within 30 days following notice of suspension; (2) Customer’s use of the Services in violation of Applicable Law; or (3) if Customer purchases a returns Service and fails to fund its tax liabilities within the specified deadlines.
f. Consequences of Termination for Breach. If Customer terminates the Agreement or any Service as a result of Avalara’s material breach, then Avalara shall refund Customer a pro rata amount of any prepaid Service subscription fees applicable to the unused portion of the Subscription Term of the terminated Service (excluding any activation or other one-time fees); provided, however, that if Customer was unable to use the Service as a result of Avalara’s material breach, the unused portion of the Subscription Term will be measured from the last date on which Customer was able to use the Service (or the date of Customer’s written notice of breach, if later). If Avalara terminates the Agreement or any Service due to Customer’s material breach, Avalara shall not refund any amounts to Customer.
g. General Effects of Termination. Upon any termination of the Agreement: (i) all of Customer’s rights under the Agreement immediately terminate (with the exception of those surviving termination, as described below); (ii) except as set forth in Section 6(d) (Trial Period) and Section 6(f) (Consequences for Termination for Breach), Customer remains liable for all fees, charges, Expenses, and any other obligations Customer has incurred during the Subscription Term; and (iii) Avalara shall destroy or overwrite Customer Data and Customer’s Confidential Information and Personal Information as provided in Section 6(i) (Deletion of Data). All provisions that by their nature should survive termination of this Agreement will do so (including, by way of example and not limitation, payment obligations, indemnification and defense obligations, and duties of confidentiality).
h. Return of Customer Data. Upon receipt of a request to return Customer Data at any time up to 60 days after termination of the Agreement or the applicable Service, Avalara shall either (i) provide Customer with limited access to the Service, at no additional cost and subject to the obligations and restrictions of these Terms, solely for the purpose of retrieving Customer Data; or (ii) provide an export file of Customer Data stored on Avalara’s systems in a commonly used format reasonably determined by Avalara and subject to Avalara’s standard fees for such export. Avalara may, but has no obligation to, maintain or return Customer Data more than 60 days after termination of the Agreement.
i. Deletion of Data.
i. At Customer’s Request. Upon Customer’s request at any time during the Term or up to 60 days after termination of the Agreement, Avalara shall promptly destroy or overwrite Customer Data or Customer’s Confidential Information or Personal Information, other than Customer Data or Customer Confidential Information or Personal Information contained in automatic computer backups or historical archives or that must be retained to fulfill obligations under the Agreement for regulatory, legal, or audit purposes, or for compliance with Avalara’s data retention policies. If Customer requests Avalara permanently destroy or overwrite Customer Data, Customer releases Avalara from any claims or liability relating to that Customer Data, including, without limitation, any accuracy guarantee, warranty, or indemnification.
ii. Upon Termination. If Customer does not request deletion of its Customer Data, Customer’s Confidential Information, or Personal Information, Avalara will destroy or overwrite such data and information in accordance with Avalara’s document retention policies and standard backup and archival procedures, after the data or information is no longer reasonably necessary to fulfill obligations under the Agreement or for regulatory, legal, or audit compliance. Customer Data and Customer Confidential Information and Personal Information retained in accordance with this Section 6(i)(ii) (Upon Termination) will be subject to the confidentiality provisions of the Agreement for as long as it is retained.
7. FEES AND TAXES
a. Fees. Customer shall pay all fees specified in each Order Document. Customer will be invoiced based on the Order Document, including, if applicable, for usage-based fees. Except as otherwise specified in the Agreement: (i) fees are quoted and payable in the currency specified on the Order Document; and (ii) payment obligations are non-cancelable and fees paid are non-refundable. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, Avalara will automatically charge Customer’s payment information on file for any renewals, upgrades, overage fees, and additional Services purchased. Customers not enrolled in Avalara’s automatic payment program, when applicable, will be assessed a non-refundable opt-out convenience fee annually.
b. Automatic Upgrades and Overages. If Customer’s Service fees include a usage tier, Customers may choose one of two options if Customer exceeds the usage tier for the applicable Service set forth in the Order Document: either payment of an overage charge or automatic upgrade to the next subscription tier. At any time prior to exceeding the applicable usage tier, Customer may change the selected option. The default choice is the automatic upgrade option. Overage fees for the Initial Subscription Term will be charged at the rate specified in the Order Document, and in any Renewal Subscription Term, Avalara’s then-current overage rates will apply.
c. Subscription Plans. Customer’s subscription plan for the Services is specified in the applicable Order Document. Customer may not reduce Customer’s commitment under the Service subscription plan specified in the Order Document during the Subscription Term. Customer is not entitled to any refund of fees paid or relief from fees due if the volume of Services Customer actually uses is less than the volume Customer ordered, and Customer may not carry over any unused volume to Customer’s next Subscription Term. If Customer wishes to reduce the volume of a Service subscription plan, then Customer must notify Avalara before the start of the next Renewal Subscription Term for the applicable Service, and the reduction will be effective at the start of that next Renewal Subscription Term.
d. Taxes. Customer is responsible for any applicable sales, use, excise, value-added, or similar taxes, levies, or duties payable with respect to Customer’s order of Services assessable by any local, state, provincial, federal, or foreign jurisdiction. Unless expressly specified otherwise in any Order Document, all fees, rates, and estimates exclude such taxes, levies, and duties. Avalara is solely responsible for taxes based upon Avalara’s net income, assets, payroll, property, and employees.
e. Annual Increases. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, following the Initial Subscription Term, Service fees are subject to annual increases to the level of then-current standard pricing, which will become effective beginning upon the first day of each Renewal Subscription Term. Avalara shall notify Customer of any increase at least 30 days prior to Customer’s Renewal Subscription Term. Such notice may be in the form of an invoice or any other form of notice used by Avalara to communicate with Customer. If Customer objects to the increase, then Customer may elect to not renew its order of Services. Customer acknowledges that the following do not constitute fee increases: (i) additional fees for any upgrade or any additional Service that Customer orders; (ii) overage fees for usage in excess of Customer’s usage tier; and (iii) expiration of any discount or incentive programs to which Customer was previously entitled.
8. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
a. Confidential Information. “Confidential Information” means all information designated by a Party or a Party’s Affiliate as confidential, or given the circumstances, would reasonably be understood by the Recipient to be confidential, and that is disclosed by a Party, its Affiliates, or their respective Representatives (the “Discloser”) to the other Party, its Affiliates, or their respective Representatives (the “Recipient”), regardless of the form of disclosure. Confidential Information includes, with respect to Avalara and its Affiliates, the Avalara Technology and non-public Documentation, and with respect to Customer and its Affiliates, all Customer Data and Customer Personal Information, and with respect to both the Discloser and Recipient, the non-public terms of the Agreement and all non-public information relating to business plans, customers and customer lists, data, designs (whether actual, contemplated, experimental, or planned), financial information, forecasts, Inventions, know-how, methods, market analysis, pricing, products (whether actual, contemplated, experimental, or planned), prerelease offerings, research and development, security policies and processes, source and object code, and strategies of the Discloser.
b. Exclusions. Confidential Information does not include information that the Recipient can establish: (i) (except with respect to Personal Information) is or becomes generally known to the public without the Recipient’s breach of any obligation owed to the Discloser; (ii) has been rightfully received by the Recipient from a third party without confidentiality restrictions; (iii) is known to the Recipient without any restriction as to use or disclosure prior to first receipt by the Recipient from the Discloser; or (iv) has been independently developed by the Recipient without use of or reference to the Discloser’s Confidential Information.
c. Disclosures Required by Law. If any Applicable Laws or judicial or administrative order requires the Recipient to disclose any of the Discloser’s Confidential Information then the Recipient shall (if legally permitted) promptly notify the Discloser in writing prior to making any such disclosure, in order to facilitate the Discloser’s efforts to protect its Confidential Information. Following such notification, the Recipient shall cooperate with the Discloser, at the Discloser’s reasonable expense, in seeking and obtaining protection for the Discloser’s Confidential Information. If, in the absence of a protective order or other remedy or the receipt of a waiver by the Discloser, the Recipient is legally compelled to disclose Confidential Information by any tribunal, regulatory authority, agency, or similar entity, the Recipient may disclose only that portion of the Confidential Information that is legally required to be disclosed and the Recipient shall exercise its best efforts to preserve the confidentiality of the remaining Confidential Information.
d. Restrictions on Use and Disclosure. The Recipient shall use Confidential Information of the Discloser solely to fulfill its obligations under the Agreement, to comply with Applicable Laws, or as otherwise permitted under the Agreement. Subject to the permitted disclosures set forth in Section 8(c) (Disclosures Required by Law), the Recipient shall hold Confidential Information in strict confidence and shall not disclose or authorize the disclosure of Confidential Information to third parties except as otherwise permitted by the Agreement. The Recipient may disclose Confidential Information to a Representative or service provider on the condition that the Recipient: (i) ensures that such Representative or service provider is bound by a written agreement or other legally binding obligation of confidentiality and restricted use at least as protective as these Terms and (ii) is fully responsible for such Representative’s or service provider’s use and disclosure of the Confidential Information and its compliance with the obligations of the Recipient under this Section 8(d) (Restrictions on Use and Disclosure). The Recipient shall protect Confidential Information of the Discloser from unauthorized access and disclosure using the same degree of care, but in no event less than a reasonable standard of care, that it uses to protect its own Confidential Information of a similar nature and shall not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any such Confidential Information.
e. Return of Confidential Information. Avalara shall destroy or return Customer’s Confidential Information as provided in Section 6(h) (Return of Customer Data) or Section 6(i) (Deletion of Data), as applicable.
a. Mutual Warranties. Each Party represents and warrants to the other Party that (i) it has the authority to enter into and perform its obligations under the Agreement; (ii) the Agreement does not conflict with any other agreement entered into by it; (iii) it does not conduct business for any unlawful purpose; and (iv) it is not on the United States Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Asset Control’s list of Specially Designated National and Blocked Persons; Her Majesty’s Treasury, Asset Freezing Unit’s Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets; the European Union’s consolidated list of persons, groups, and entities subject to EU financial sanctions; or any similar list of embargoed or blocked persons applicable to persons or entities in the jurisdiction of such Party’s domicile or use of the Services.
b. Avalara’s Warranties. Avalara offers the following warranties for the Services:
i. Avalara warrants to Customer that: (1) the Avalara Technology Avalara provides to Customer will perform in all material respects in accordance with its applicable, then-current Documentation; (2) Avalara will not materially reduce a Service or its features or functionality during a Subscription Term (provided, however, that Avalara may deprecate a Service or Service features or functionality upon expiration of a Subscription Term with at least 90 days’ written notice to Customer); and (3) Avalara will use commercially reasonable efforts, using then-current versions of commercially available antivirus software, to ensure that the Avalara Technology provided to Customer contains no computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, or other similar malicious code. Avalara does not warrant that the Avalara Technology is free from all bugs, errors, or omissions.
ii. If Avalara fails to conform to any of the warranties in this Section 9(b) (Avalara’s Warranties) and Avalara does not render the Avalara Technology conforming within 30 days of Customer’s written notice to Avalara of the nonconformance, then, as Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy for any nonconformance, Customer may immediately terminate its subscription for the affected Service upon notice to Avalara, and Avalara shall refund Customer a pro rata amount of any prepaid Service subscription fees applicable to the unused portion of the Subscription Term of the terminated Service (excluding any activation or other one-time fees). The refund will be calculated from the date that Customer notifies Avalara of the nonconformance.
iii. The warranties in this Section 9(b) (Avalara’s Warranties) do not apply to the extent that the Service, systems, or software have been modified by persons other than Avalara’s employees or persons authorized by Avalara.
iv. For the sake of clarity, any warranties for incorrect tax calculation or determination results or any other error in accuracy or timeliness of any Service are set forth in the Supplemental Terms for the applicable Service (such as the Accuracy Guarantee in the AvaTax Supplemental Terms) and not by this Section 9 (Warranties). The warranties in the Agreement are for Customer’s sole benefit, and do not extend to any other person or entity.
c. Disclaimer of Implied Warranties. Except as expressly provided in the Agreement, the Services are provided on an “as-is” and “as available” basis, and neither Party makes any warranties of any kind, whether express, implied, statutory, or otherwise, and each Party specifically disclaims all implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, to the maximum extent permitted by Applicable Laws.
a. Indemnification by Avalara. Avalara shall indemnify and defend Customer and Customer’s directors, officers, employees, and Affiliates against any Losses incurred as a result of a third-party claim or action that (1) the use of the Service in accordance with the Agreement infringes a copyright, registered trademark, issued patent, or other Intellectual Property right of such third party (an “Infringement”); (2) results from Avalara’s breach of its obligations under the Agreement; or (3) results from Avalara’s violation of Applicable Laws. “Loss” means any liability, loss, settlement payment (including any settlement the Indemnitee agrees to pay, as long as it is in a written settlement approved by Indemnitor in writing), interest, award, judgment, damages (including punitive damages), fines, fees, penalties, filing fees and court costs, witness fees, reasonable attorneys’ and other professionals’ fees, other reasonable investigation and defense costs, and any other fees, costs, expenses and charges resulting from the indemnified third-party claim.
i. If the Service is subject to a claim of Infringement and as a result, Customer’s use of the Service is enjoined, then Avalara shall, at no cost to Customer, procure for Customer the right to continue using the Service or replace it with non-infringing or modified Services of materially equivalent functionality.
ii. If none of the above options are available on terms that are commercially reasonable for Avalara, then Avalara may terminate Customer’s right to access and use the Services that require the infringing Service, in which case Avalara shall refund Customer a pro rata amount of any prepaid Service subscription fees applicable to the unused portion of the Subscription Term for the terminated Service(s) (excluding any activation or other one-time fees) provided, however, that if Customer was unable to use the Service as a result of the Infringement, the unused portion of the Subscription Term will be measured from the last date on which Customer was able to use the Service.
iii. Avalara has no obligation with respect to any actual or alleged Infringement to the extent that the Infringement is caused or alleged to be caused by (1) Customer Data; (2) use or modification of the Services other than as specified in the Documentation or the Agreement; or (3) combination of the Services with any products, software, services, data, or other materials not provided by Avalara or approved by Avalara in writing, if the Infringement would not have occurred but for such combination.
b. Indemnification by Customer. Customer shall indemnify and defend Avalara and its Affiliates and their respective directors, officers, and employees against Losses incurred as a result of a third-party claim or action that (i) Customer’s use of the Services in breach of the Agreement infringes the Intellectual Property rights of a third party; (ii) results from Customer’s breach of its obligations under the Agreement; or (iii) results from Customer’s violation of Applicable Laws.
c. Process. The obligations of a Party (“Indemnitor”) to defend or indemnify the other (“Indemnitee”) under this Section 10 (Indemnification) are subject to the following: (i) the Indemnitee must promptly inform the Indemnitor in writing of any claim within the scope of the Indemnitor’s defense or indemnity obligations set forth in the Agreement, provided that Indemnitor shall not be excused from its indemnity obligations for failure to provide prompt notice except to the extent that the Indemnitor is prejudiced by any such failure to provide prompt notice; (ii) the Indemnitor must be given exclusive control of the defense of such claim and all negotiations relating to its settlement, except that the Indemnitor may not, without Indemnitee’s approval, (A) make any admissions on the Indemnitee’s behalf or (B) settle any such claim unless the settlement unconditionally releases the Indemnitee of all liability; and (iii) the Indemnitee must reasonably assist the Indemnitor in all necessary respects in connection with the defense of the claim, at the Indemnitor’s expense. The Indemnitee may participate in the defense of the claim at its sole cost and expense.
d. Exclusive Remedy. This Section 10 (Indemnification) states the Indemnitor’s sole liability and the Indemnitee’s exclusive remedy with respect to Infringement and any other type of third-party claim or action described in this Section. This Section does not apply to any direct claims between the Parties. For the sake of clarity, this Section does not cover any claims based on any error in accuracy or timeliness of any Service, including, for example, any tax calculation or determination, tax return, filing, or compliance document. Such claims are governed exclusively by, and limited by, the warranties in the Terms or the warranties or guarantees set forth in the applicable Supplemental Terms, if any.
a. Modification Notice. Subject to the restrictions in this Section 11 (Modifications), Avalara may modify these Terms, the Acceptable Use Policy, or any Supplemental Terms. If Avalara modifies these Terms, the Acceptable Use Policy, or any Supplemental Terms, it shall provide prior written notice (“Modification Notice”) to Customer of such modifications at least 30 days prior to the effectiveness of the modifications. However, Avalara may not provide prior notice if modifications are necessary to comply with Applicable Laws but shall use commercially reasonable efforts to provide prior notice when practicable.
b. Renewal Modification Notice. If the Modification Notice states that the modifications will become effective upon commencement of a Renewal Subscription Term, then the modifications will become effective for each Service affected by the changes upon renewal of such Service. Customer may avoid the applicability of the changes only by cancelling the renewal of Customer’s subscription prior to commencement of the Renewal Subscription Term.
c. Mid-Term Modification Notice. If the Modification Notice states that the modifications will become effective during the then-current Subscription Term, and the modifications materially and adversely affect Customer, then Customer may terminate Customer’s subscription to the affected Service by providing written notice to Avalara at any time within the 30-day period following the date of the Modification Notice. Customer’s termination will become effective on the later to occur of (i) the date on which Customer delivers a timely termination notice or (ii) the date on which the applicable modifications become effective, provided that, upon written request by Customer, Avalara shall continue to provide such Service to Customer as needed to manage a reasonable transition to another vendor, not to exceed 60 days, and at Avalara’s then-current rates for the affected Service. If Customer terminates a Service subscription pursuant to this Section 11(c) (Mid-Term Modification Notice), then Avalara shall refund Customer a pro rata amount of any prepaid Service subscription fees applicable to the unused portion of the Subscription Term for the terminated Service (excluding any activation or other one-time fees).
d. General. If Customer does not terminate the affected Service subscription as specified in this Section 11 (Modifications), then Customer will be bound by the modified terms beginning upon the effective date set forth in the Modification Notice.
12. EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN CLAIMS; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
a. Exclusion of Certain Claims. In no event shall either Party be liable to the other Party or any other party for cost of cover or any consequential, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary, or lost profits damages of any kind, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, including damages for loss of data, goodwill or investments, use of money or facilities, interruption in use or availability of data, stoppage of other work, or impairment of other assets, even if advised of the possibility of such damages and even if such damages are reasonably foreseeable. The previous sentence will not apply to instances of gross negligence or willful misconduct, to a Party’s breach of its privacy, security, and confidentiality obligations set forth in Section 4 (Privacy and Security) and Section 8 (Confidential Information), or to a Party’s indemnification obligations set forth in Section 10 (Indemnification).
b. Limitation of Liability. In no event shall a Party’s aggregate liability exceed the fees paid or payable by Customer to Avalara under the Agreement in the 12-month period immediately preceding the event giving rise to the claim. The previous sentence does not apply to instances of gross negligence or willful misconduct, to a Party’s indemnification obligations set forth in Section 10 (Indemnification), to Customer’s obligations to pay fees and Expenses when due and payable, to noncompliance with the Acceptable Use Policy by Customer, Customer Affiliates or Authorized Users, or to any infringement or misappropriation by a Party of any Intellectual Property rights of the other Party.
c. Limitation of Claims. Except with respect to claims of infringement or misappropriation of Intellectual Property of the other Party, a Party’s breach of its confidentiality obligations set forth in Section 8 (Confidential Information), or Customer’s failure to pay amounts due under the Agreement, neither Party may bring any claim relating to the Agreement more than two years after the events giving rise to the claim occurred.
d. General. These exclusions and limitations apply even if the remedies are insufficient to cover all of the losses or damages of such Party, its Affiliates or, in the case of Customer, Authorized Users. Without these limitations, the fees for the Services would be significantly higher. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some or all of the above exclusions or limitations may not apply and the Parties may have additional rights.
a. Anti-Corruption Laws. Each Party shall at all times comply with all applicable anti-corruption laws, including, to the extent applicable, (1) the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, and (2) the UK Bribery Act 2010.
b. Relationship of the Parties; No Professional Tax Opinions or Legal Advice. The Agreement does not create a partnership, joint venture, agency, or fiduciary relationship between the Parties. Distributors (as defined in Section 14 (Purchase Through Distributors) below) and Avalara’s other business partners are independent of Avalara and are not Avalara’s agents. Customer acknowledges and agrees that Avalara does not provide legal advice, including legal or professional tax opinions or management advice. Customer is responsible for its own tax policies and tax reporting positions taken. Customer is responsible for conducting its own due diligence and seeking the assistance of a qualified legal, tax, or accounting professional.
c. Third-Party Applications. Avalara is not responsible for and does not in any way endorse any Third-Party Applications or websites linked to by Avalara’s website or the Services.
d. Extractor Supplemental Terms. Customer’s use of certain Extractors is subject to Extractor Supplemental Terms located at www.avalara.com/extractor-terms. “Extractor” means the interface used by Customer to automate the transmission of Customer Data from a Third-Party Application to the Service.
e. Publicity. Neither Party shall issue any public statement regarding the Agreement without the other Party’s prior written consent. Unless a Party has specifically notified the other Party to the contrary in writing, either Party may include the name or logo of the other Party or its Affiliates in lists of customers or vendors.
f. Other Technology or Services; No Audit Support. Customer acknowledges and agrees that Customer has not relied on any future availability of any service offerings, technology, or enhanced or updated features or functionality, and that the Services do not include any audit support (unless otherwise specified in an Order Document).
g. Governing Law; Jurisdiction and Venue. The Agreement and all matters in connection with the Agreement will be governed by laws of the state of New York, without regard to any laws, treaties, or conflicts of laws principles that would apply the law of any other jurisdiction and without regard to the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods. For any claims or causes of action arising out of the Agreement, the Parties agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of, and venue in, the state and federal courts located in New York County, New York.
h. Equitable Relief. Each Party acknowledges that damages may be an inadequate remedy if the other Party or its Affiliates (or, in the case of Customer, Authorized Users) violate the obligations under the Agreement, and each Party shall have the right, in addition to any other rights it may have, to seek injunctive relief without any obligation to post any bond or similar security.
i. Force Majeure. Neither Party shall be responsible for failure or delay of performance caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including earthquake, storm, or other act of God; labor disputes; electrical, telecommunications, or other utility failures; embargoes; riots; acts of government; or acts of terrorism or war. A Party seeking relief from performance under this Section 13(i) (Force Majeure) must (i) provide notice of such circumstances to the other Party as soon as practicable, (ii) use commercially reasonable efforts to avoid or mitigate such circumstances, and (iii) resume performance as soon as practicable upon the cessation of the circumstances. If the failure or delay continues for more than 30 days, either Party may, in its discretion, terminate the affected Service. Such termination will not result in any liability by either Party, except that, if Customer terminates the affected Service for Avalara’s failure, Avalara shall refund Customer a pro rata amount of any prepaid Service subscription fees applicable to the unused portion of the Subscription Term of the terminated Services (excluding any activation or other one-time fees). If Customer was unable to use the Service as a result of the force majeure event, the unused portion of the Subscription Term will be measured from the last date on which Customer was able to use the Service.
j. Notices. Avalara shall communicate announcements of general interest by email or by posting on its website or on Customer’s console. Avalara shall provide Customer with legal notices in writing by email, mail, or courier to the address provided by Customer. Customer shall immediately notify Avalara if Customer’s address for notice changes. Except as otherwise specified in the Agreement, all notices to Avalara must be in writing, with account notices sent to email@example.com and legal notices sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
k. Successors and Assigns. Either Party may assign the Agreement without the other Party’s consent to an entity that acquires all or substantially all of the assets of or that is an Affiliate of the assigning Party, provided that (i) the assigning Party must provide notice to the other Party of the assignment, (ii) the assignee must agree in writing to be bound by the Agreement, and (iii) the non-assigning Party may prohibit assignment to a competitor of the non-assigning Party or to an entity operating a business in violation of Applicable Law. Except as provided above, neither Party may assign its rights or obligations under the Agreement without the other Party’s prior written consent, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed, and any attempt to so assign the Agreement will be null and void. The Agreement will bind and inure to the benefit of each Party’s permitted successors and assigns.
l. Severability. If any provision of the Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable by any court, then to the fullest extent permitted by law, that provision will be deemed modified to the extent necessary to make it enforceable and consistent with the original intent of the Parties and all other provisions of the Agreement will remain in full force and effect.
m. Waiver. No waiver of any provision of the Agreement, nor any consent by a Party to the breach of or departure from any provision of the Agreement, will in any event be binding on or effective against such Party unless it is in writing and signed by such Party, and then the waiver or consent will be effective only in the specific instance and for the purpose for which given.
n. Entire Agreement. The Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous written, electronic, or oral communications, representations, agreements, or understandings between the Parties with respect thereto. Except as specified in Section 11 (Modifications), the Agreement may not be modified or amended except by a written instrument executed by both Parties. Customer’s standard terms of purchase (including purchase order terms), if any, are inapplicable. Except to the extent expressly specified otherwise, if there is any conflict between these Terms and any of the other Agreement documents, then the following order of precedence applies: (i) any addendum between the Parties, (ii) the Order Document, (iii) the Supplemental Terms, if applicable, and (iv) these Terms.
14. PURCHASE THROUGH DISTRIBUTORS. This Section 14 (Purchase Through Distributors) only applies to Customers who have purchased the Services through a Distributor. “Distributor” means an entity that Avalara has authorized as a distributor or reseller of the Services. For the sake of clarity, this Section 14 (Purchase Through Distributors) does not apply if Customer did not purchase the Services through a Distributor.
a. Distributors. “Distributor Agreement” means the order, agreement or other document between Customer and a Distributor for Customer’s acquisition of Services. Additional terms that apply to Customer’s use of the Services when purchased from a Distributor are set forth in this Section 14 (Purchase Through Distributors). In the event of any conflict between the provisions of the Agreement and the Distributor Agreement, then the provisions of the Agreement prevail. If a Distributor has granted Customer any rights that Avalara does not also directly grant to Customer in the Agreement, or that conflict with the Agreement, then Customer’s sole recourse with respect to such rights is against the Distributor.
b. Subscriptions Through a Distributor. If Customer ordered the Services through a Distributor, then the Subscription Term will begin on the Effective Date and it will expire, renew, and terminate in accordance with the terms of the Distributor Agreement.
c. Purchases Through a Distributor. If Customer ordered Services through a Distributor, then the billing, payment, and termination sections of the Agreement may not apply to Customer, and Customer’s billing and payment rights and obligations are governed by the Distributor Agreement. However, if the Distributor from whom Customer purchased the Services fails to pay Avalara any amounts due in connection with Customer’s use of the Services, then Avalara may suspend Customer’s Account, with or without notice to Customer. Customer agrees that Customer’s remedy in the event of such suspension is solely against the Distributor and that Avalara is not liable to Customer in any manner for such suspension.
d. Modifications. Avalara may modify these Terms, the Acceptable Use Policy, or any Supplemental Terms. If Customer ordered Services through a Distributor, any modification will take effect upon the date of the modification and Customer may avoid the applicability of the modification only by ceasing its use of the Services.
15. SUPPLEMENTAL TERMS. The following supplemental terms (“Supplemental Terms”) are incorporated into these Terms and apply to Customer’s use of the following Services if Customer has purchased those Services:
- Avalara CloudConnect Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/legal/cloudconnect-terms
- Avalara Data Processing Addendum: https://www.avalara.com/GDPR-DPA
- Avalara Fiscal Representation Terms and Conditions: https://www.avalara.com/FR-terms
- Avalara for Communications Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/legal/communications
- Avalara for Energy and Avalara for Tobacco Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/energy-tobacco-terms
- Avalara for Energy Pro Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/energy-pro-terms
- Avalara Item Classification Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/item-class-terms
- Avalara License Management Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/ALM-terms
- Avalara License Management for Accountants (ALMA) Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/ALMA-terms
- Avalara Licensing for Beverage Alcohol Supplemental Terms: http://avalara.com/beverage-alcohol-terms
- Avalara Managed Returns for Accountants (MRA) Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/MRA-terms
- Avalara Product Registration for Beverage Alcohol Supplemental Terms: http://avalara.com/beverage-alcohol-terms
- Avalara Returns Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/legal/avalara-returns-terms-of-use
- Avalara Returns for Accountants Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/ara-terms
- Avalara Returns for Beverage Alcohol Supplemental Terms: http://avalara.com/beverage-alcohol-terms
- Avalara Returns for Small Business: https://www.avalara.com/ARSB-terms
- AvaTax Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/avatax-terms
- CertCapture Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/certcapture
- Extractor Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/extractor-terms
- Managed Returns Service Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/eu-mrs-terms
- MatrixMaster Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/matrixmaster-terms
- Point-of-Sale Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/legal/pos-terms
- Streamlined Sales Tax & Certified Service Provider Services Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/legal/sst-terms-of-use
- VAT Supplemental Terms: https://www.avalara.com/VAT-terms