Ayasdi Terms of Service

Terms of Service

Effective as of January 16, 2013.

THESE TERMS OF SERVICE (“TERMS”) GOVERN YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE AYASDI SERVICE. IF YOU REGISTER FOR AN ACADEMIC FREE TRIAL, THESE TERMS GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE DURING THE FREE TRIAL.

  1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

    1.1 Ayasdi, Inc. (“Ayasdi,” “We” or “Our”) provides this website and its Service (as defined below) to You through its web site located at www.Ayasdi.com (the “Site”), subject to these Terms.

    1.2 By accepting these Terms, or by accessing or using the Service or Site, You represent and acknowledge that You have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms, and that the information You provide in registering for the Service is accurate, complete, and is Yours or within Your right to use. If You are entering into these Terms on behalf of a company or another legal entity, You represent that You have the authority to bind such entity and its affiliates to these Terms, in which case the terms “You,” “Your” or related capitalized terms herein shall refer to such entity and its affiliates. If You do not have such authority, or if You do not agree with these Terms, You must not accept these Terms and may not use the Service.

    1.3 You acknowledge that these Terms constitute a contract between You and Ayasdi, even though it is electronic and is not physically signed by You and Ayasdi, and that these Terms govern Your use of the Service and supersede any other agreements between You and Ayasdi.

  2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

    The “Service” includes (a) the Site, (b) the Ayasdi IRIS on-demand application, (c) any Ayasdi or IRIS desktop or downloaded client application(s), and (d) the other services provided to You through the Site, including all software, data, text, images, sounds, videos, and other content made available through the Site, or developed via your use of the Ayasdi application (collectively, “Content”). Any new features added to or augmenting the Service are also subject to these Terms.

    The Service does NOT include support of the Service and Ayasdi makes no guarantee as to the availability of the Service.

  3. GENERAL CONDITIONS/ACCESS AND USE OF THE SERVICE

    3.1 Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, You agree to access and use the Service only for Your internal business or academic purposes as contemplated by these Terms.

    Subject only to Your limited right to access and use the Service as expressly granted to You here, all rights, title and interest in and to the Service and its components, including all related intellectual property rights, will remain with and belong exclusively to Ayasdi and its third-party vendors.

    3.2 You agree not to (a) license, sublicense, sell, resell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, time share or otherwise commercially exploit or make the Service available to any third party, other than as expressly permitted by these Terms; (b) use the Service to process data on behalf of any third party, (c) modify, adapt or “hack” the Service to falsely imply any sponsorship or association with Ayasdi, or otherwise attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service or its related systems or networks; (d) use the Service in any unlawful manner, including but not limited to violation of any persons privacy rights, infringing any person’s intellectual property rights, or sending spam or otherwise duplicative or unsolicited messages in violation of applicable law, (e) use the Service in any manner that interferes with or disrupts the integrity or performance of the Service and its components; (f) attempt to decipher, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise discover the source code of any software making up the Service; (g) use the Service to knowingly post, upload, link to, send or store any content that is unlawful, racist, hateful, obscene, discriminatory, or contains any viruses, malware, Trojan horses, time bombs, or any other similar harmful software; or (h) try to use, or use the Service in violation of these Terms.

    3.3 You are responsible for all information, data, text, messages or other materials that You post or is otherwise transmitted via the Service on your behalf. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your login and account, if any, and are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under Your login or account. You agree and acknowledge that Your login may only be used by one (1) person, and that You will not share a single login among multiple people.

    3.4 Ayasdi’s failure to enforce at any time any provision of these Terms does not constitute a waiver of that provision or of any other provision of these Terms.

  4. DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY

    4.1 In providing You the Service, Ayasdi shall maintain appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of Your data. The Service, however, is not intended for data storage or retention and You agree and acknowledges that Ayasdi has no obligation to retain Customer Data, and may delete Customer Data from the Ayasdi Service.

    4.2 You agree that Ayasdi can access Your accounts information in order to respond to Your requests, maintain or update the Service. We will not disclose your account data except if compelled by law, permitted by You, or pursuant to the terms of the Ayasdi Privacy Policy, which is available at www.Ayasdi.com/privacy and is incorporated into these Terms.

  5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

    Subject to the terms of the Ayasdi Academic Free Trial Program as described in Section 17, each party shall maintain all rights, title and interest in and to all our respective patents, inventions, copyrights, trademarks, domain names, trade secrets, know-how and any other intellectual property and/or proprietary rights (collectively, “Intellectual Property Rights”). The rights granted to You to use the Service under these Terms do not convey any additional rights in the Service, or in any Intellectual Property Rights associated therewith. Ayasdi shall have a royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable, irrevocable and perpetual license to incorporate into the Service or otherwise use any suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations or other feedback We receive from You. Ayasdi, IRIS, and Ayasdi’s other product and service names, and logos used or displayed on the Service are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ayasdi (collectively, “Marks”), and You may only use such Marks to identify yourself as a customer and user of the Service; provided You do not attempt, now or in the future, to claim any rights in the Marks, degrade the distinctiveness of the Marks, or use the Marks to disparage or misrepresent Ayasdi, its services or products.

  6. THIRD PARTY SERVICES

    The Service may contain links to, or otherwise may allow You to connect to and use certain third party products, services or software under separate terms and conditions (collectively, “Other Services”) in conjunction with Our Service. If You decide to access and use such Other Services, be advised that Your use is governed solely by the terms and conditions of such Other Services, and We do not endorse, are not responsible for, and make no representations as to such Other Services, their content or the manner in which they handle Your data. Ayasdi is not liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with Your access or use of any such Other Services, or Your reliance on the privacy practices or other policies of such Other Services.

  7. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

    THE SERVICE, INCLUDING THE SITE AND CONTENT, AND ALL SERVER AND NETWORK COMPONENTS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND AYASDI EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AYASDI DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, ERROR-FREE OR VIRUS-FREE, AND NO INFORMATION OR ADVICE OBTAINED BY YOU FROM AYASDI OR THROUGH THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS.

  8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

    8.1 NO CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) WILL EITHER PARTY TO THESE TERMS, OR SUCH PARTY’S AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER PARTY OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOST SALES OR BUSINESS, LOST DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR ANY OTHER LOSS INCURRED BY SUCH PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR THE SERVICE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF OR COULD HAVE FORESEEN SUCH DAMAGES.

    8.2 LIMITS ON MONETARY DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THESE TERMS, AYASDI’S (INCLUDING ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES) AGGREGATE LIABILITY, FOR DAMAGES (MONETARY OR OTHERWISE) UNDER THESE TERMS CLAIMED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY ARISING FROM THE SERVICE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF (I) ACTUAL DAMAGES INCURRED, OR (II) ANY PAYMENTS (IF ANY) MADE BY YOU FOR THE SERVICE DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRECEDING THE CLAIM. THE PARTIES ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION 8.2 IS TO ALLOCATE THE RISKS UNDER THESE TERMS BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND LIMIT THEIR POTENTIAL LIABILITY GIVEN THE FEES CHARGED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, IF ANY, WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER IF AYASDI WERE TO ASSUME ANY FURTHER LIABILITY OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH HEREIN. THE PARTIES HAVE RELIED ON THESE LIMITATIONS IN DETERMINING WHETHER TO ENTER INTO THESE TERMS.

    8.3 Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, which means that some of the above limitations may not apply to You. IN THESE STATES, AYASDI’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  9. INDEMNIFICATION

    You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Ayasdi from and against any claims, actions or demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and professional services fees, arising or resulting from Your breach of these Terms, or Your and Your end users’ access to, use, misuse or illegal use of the Service. Ayasdi will provide You notice of any such claim, suit, or proceeding. Ayasdi reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter which is subject to indemnification under this section, in which case You agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests to assist Ayasdi’s defense of such matter.

  10. ASSIGNMENT; ENTIRE AGREEMENT; REVISIONS

    Neither party may assign this Agreement to any third party except upon prior written consent. Any purported assignment in violation of this section shall be void. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement and each and all of the provisions hereof bind and benefit the parties and their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns.

    We may amend these Terms from time to time, in which case the new Terms will supersede prior versions. It is your responsibility to review these terms from time to time. In the event that you do not agree to any revised terms of service, you must immediately cease to use the Service.

  11. SEVERABILITY

    If any provision in these Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provision shall be modified by the court and interpreted so as to best accomplish the original provision to the fullest extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions of these Terms shall remain in effect.

  12. EXPORT COMPLIANCE AND USE RESTRICTIONS

    Certain Content and software components of the Service may be subject to U.S. export control and economic sanctions laws. If You are subject to U.S. laws, You agree to comply with all such laws and regulations as they relate to such software and Content, and access and use of the Service. You shall not access or use the Service if you are located in Burma (Republic of the Union of Myanmar), Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria (the “Prohibited Jurisdictions”), and You shall also not provide access to the Service to any government, entity or individual located in the Prohibited Jurisdictions.

  13. RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES

    The parties are independent contractors. These Terms do not create a partnership, franchise, joint venture, agency, fiduciary or employment relationship among the parties.

  14. SURVIVAL

    Sections 3 (General Conditions/Access and Use of the Service), 5 (Intellectual Property Rights), 7 (Disclaimer of Warranties), 8 (Limitation of Liability), 9 (Indemnification), 10 (Assignment; Entire Agreement; Revisions), 11 (Severability), 12 (Export Compliance and Use Restrictions), 13 (Relationship of the Parties), 15 (Governing Law) and 17 (Terms Related To The Ayasdi Academic Free Trial Program) will survive any termination of these Terms.

  15. GOVERNING LAW

    These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to conflict of laws principles. You hereby expressly agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts of the State of California, Santa Clara County, for the purpose of resolving any dispute relating to Your access to or use of the Service.

  16. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT END USE PROVISIONS

    If you are a U.S. federal government end user, this Service is a “Commercial Item” as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. §2.101, consisting of “Commercial Computer Software” and “Commercial Computer Software Documentation”, as those terms are used in 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, as applicable, this Service is licensed to you with only those rights as provided under the terms and conditions of these Terms.

  17. TERMS RELATED TO THE AYASDI ACADEMIC FREE TRIAL PROGRAM

    Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, You agree to access and use the Service only for Your academic purposes as outlined by the submitted academic proposal as contemplated by these Terms. By applying for and being accepted into the Academic Free Trial Program, You agree to include the following citation and references for any work You publish, intend to publish or distribute. The reference section shall read:

    “Lum PY, Singh G, Lehman A, Ishkanov T, Vejdemo-Johansson M, Alagappan M, Carlsson J, and Carlsson G. Extracting insights from the shape of complex data using topology. Sci Rep. 3:1236; DOI:10.1038/srep01236 (2013).”

    “Carlsson G. Topology and Data. Cull Amer. Math. Soc. 46:255, 255-308 (2009).”

    The following shall be noted in the Materials and Methods section of any paper published which includes results, images, analysis or other Content generated using the Service (note, items noted below in Bold require input, items in BOLD ITALIC CAPS are choices, meaning the non-relevant choice that follows the BOLD ITALIC CAP text should be deleted):

    "Figure [Enter your figure number/letter here] was generated by performing Topological Data Analysis (TDA) on [describe your data here] with the Ayasdi Iris software platform (ayasdi.com).  Nodes in the network represent clusters of [describe your data points here] and edges connect nodes that contain samples in common.  Nodes are colored by the [(IF CONTINUOUS) average value of their samples for the [please enter your... here] variable] [(IF CATEGORICAL) enrichment of value [enter value name] in the [enter categorical column name] column]."

    Additionally, You agree that all data which has been analyzed by the Service and is presented in scientific sessions, conferences, or other public forums, will be acknowledged by both the name of Company – “Ayasdi” – as well as the name of each employee that has been assigned to your academic project.