This Amendment to CrossCompute’s Terms of Service applies only to users that are using CrossCompute on behalf of a United States federal government agency. If you are not using CrossCompute on behalf of a U.S. federal government agency, the standard CrossCompute Terms of Service applies to you.
This Amendment is an agreement between CrossCompute, Inc. (“CrossCompute” or “Company”) and U.S. federal government users of the CrossCompute.com web site (the “Service”) and applies solely to any U.S. Government agency users who use or access the Service on behalf of a U.S. federal government agency (the “Agency”).
You, as a United States government entity, are required, when entering into agreements with other parties, to follow applicable federal laws and regulations, including those related to ethics; privacy and security; accessibility; records retention; limitations on indemnification; fiscal law constraints; advertising and endorsements; freedom of information; and governing law and dispute resolution forum.
CrossCompute and You (together, the “Parties”) agree that modifications to the CrossCompute Terms of Service are appropriate to accommodate Your legal status, Your public (in contrast to private) mission, and other special circumstances. Accordingly, the Terms of Service are hereby modified by this Amendment as they pertain to the Agency’s use of the Company web site and services:
Government entity - “You” within the Terms of Service shall mean the Agency itself and shall not bind, in their individual capacity, the individual(s) who utilize the Company site or services on the Agency’s behalf. Company will look solely to the Agency to enforce any violation or breach of the Terms of Service by such individuals, subject to federal law.
Advertisements - Company hereby agrees not to serve or display any third-party commercial advertisements or solicitations on any pages within the Company site displaying content created by or under the control of the Agency. This exclusion shall not extend to house ads, which Company may serve on such pages in a non-intrusive manner. The foregoing obligations are contingent upon the email address provided for Your account ending in .gov, .mil, or .fed.us.
Access and use - Company acknowledges that the Agency’s use of and the Service may energize significant citizen engagement. Language in the Terms of Service allowing Company to terminate service, refuse or remove any Content, or close the Agency’s account, at any time, for any reason, is modified to reflect the Parties' agreement that Company may unilaterally modify or discontinue service, temporarily or permanently, refuse or remove any Content, and/or terminate the Agency’s account only for breach of the Agency’s obligations under the Terms of Service or its material failure to comply with the instructions and guidelines posted on the Service, or if Company ceases to operate the Service generally. Company will provide the Agency with a reasonable opportunity to cure any breach or failure on the Agency’s part.
No endorsement - Company agrees that Your seals, trademarks, logos, service marks, trade names, and the fact that You have a presence on the Company site and use its services, shall not be used by Company in such a manner as to state or imply that Company’s products or services are endorsed, sponsored or recommended by You or by any other element of the Federal Government, or are considered by these entities to be superior to any other products or services. Except for pages whose design and content is under the control of the Agency, or for links to or promotion of such pages, Company agrees not to display any Agency or government seals or logos on the Company’s homepage or elsewhere on the Company Site, unless permission to do so has been granted by the Agency or by other relevant federal government authority. Company may list the Agency’s name in a publicly available customer list so long as the name is not displayed in a more prominent fashion than that of any other third-party name.
No cost agreement - Nothing in this Amendment or Terms of Service obligates You to expend appropriations or incur financial obligations. The Parties acknowledge and agree that none of the obligations arising from this Amendment or Terms of Service are contingent upon the payment of fees by one party to the other. At the Company’s discretion, CrossCompute may offer free credits, and in that case this Amendment will apply to the Agency’s usage of the free credits. This Amendment also applies when the Agency uses CrossCompute’s paid credits.
Agency responsibilities under paid credits - You understand that Company offers paid credits for a fee, and are subject to federal procurement rules and processes. Before the Agency decides to purchase paid credits, You agree: to determine the Agency has a need for those additional services for a fee; to consider the subscription’s value in comparison with comparable services available elsewhere; to determine that Agency funds are available for payment; to properly use the Government Purchase Card if that Card is used as the payment method; to review any then-applicable Terms of Service for conformance to federal procurement law; and in all other respects to follow applicable federal acquisition laws, regulations and agency guidelines (including those related to payments) when initiating that separate action.
No business relationship created - The Parties are independent entities and nothing in this Amendment or Terms of Service creates an agency, partnership, joint venture, or employer/employee relationship.
Security - Company will, in good faith, exercise due diligence using generally accepted commercial business practices for IT security, to ensure that systems are operated and maintained in a secure manner, and that management, operational and technical controls will be employed to ensure security of systems and data. Recognizing the changing nature of the Web, Company will continuously work with users to ensure that its products and services are operated and maintained in a secure manner. Company agrees to discuss implementing additional security controls as deemed necessary by the Agency to conform to the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), 44 U.S.C. 3541 et seq.
Federal Records - Agency acknowledges that use of Company’s site and services may require management of Federal records. Agency and user-generated content may meet the definition of Federal records as determined by the agency. If the Company holds Federal records, the Agency and the Company must manage Federal records in accordance with all applicable records management laws and regulations, including but not limited to the Federal Records Act (44 U.S.C. chs. 21, 29, 31, 33), and regulations of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) at 36 CFR Chapter XII Subchapter B). Managing the records includes, but is not limited to, secure storage, retrievability, and proper disposition of all Federal records including transfer of permanently valuable records to NARA in a format and manner acceptable to NARA at the time of transfer. The Agency is responsible for ensuring that the Company is compliant with applicable records management laws and regulations through the life and termination of the Agreement.
Indemnification - Any provisions in the Terms of Service related to indemnification, damages, attorney’s fees, and settlement are hereby waived. Liability of the Agency for any breach of the Terms of Service or this Agreement, or any claim, demand, suit or proceeding arising from the Terms of Service or this Agreement, shall be determined under the Federal Tort Claims Act, or other governing authority. Liability of Company for any breach of the Terms of Service or this Agreement, or any claim, demand, suit or proceeding arising from the Terms of Service or this Agreement, shall be determined by applicable federal or state law.
Limitation of liability - The Parties agree that nothing in the Limitation of Liability clause or elsewhere in the Terms of Service in any way grants Company a waiver from, release of, or limitation of liability pertaining to, any past, current or future violation of federal law.
Governing law and Forum - The dispute resolution provision in the Terms of Service is hereby deleted. The Terms of Service and this Amendment shall be governed, interpreted and enforced in accordance with applicable federal laws of the United States of America and exclusive jurisdiction shall be in the appropriate U.S. federal courts. To the extent permitted by federal law, the laws of the State of New York will apply in the absence of federal law.
Assignment - Neither party may assign its obligations under this Amendment or Terms of Service to any third-party without prior written consent of the other; however, CrossCompute may, without the Agency’s consent, assign its obligations to an Agency using the service under a free usage plan under this Amendment or Terms of Service to an affiliate or to a successor or acquirer, as the case may be, in connection with a merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization or consolidation, or the sale of all or substantially all of CrossCompute’s assets.
Changes to standard Terms of Service - Language in the Terms of Service reserving to Company the right to make material changes to the Terms of Service is hereby amended to grant You at least three days advance notice of any material change to the Terms of Service. Company shall send this notice to the email address You designate as your account’s primary billing email address. You are responsible for updating this email address in the event that your notification preferences change.
Precedence; Further Amendment; Termination - This Amendment constitutes an amendment to the Terms of Service; language in the Terms of Service indicating it may not be modified or that it alone is the entire agreement between the Parties is waived. If there is any conflict between this Amendment and the Terms of Service, or between this Amendment and other rules or policies on the Company site or services, this Amendment shall prevail. This Amendment may be further amended only upon written agreement executed by both Parties. Agency may close Agency’s account and terminate this agreement at any time. Company may close Agency’s account and terminate this agreement on 30 days written notice, but the Agency shall not be entitled to a refund of any fees paid.
Posting and availability of this Amendment - The parties agree this Amendment contains no confidential or proprietary information, and either party may release it to the public at large.