THIS AGREEMENT will be effective as of February 1, 2021 (“Effective Date”) by and between Belca Soft
Corporation (“Licensor”) and all organizations (“Licensee” or “Client”) having online access to RigER Products
(“RigER”) and Services as described below.
WHEREAS Licensor is engaged in the business of providing online access to and use of certain services as described
WHEREAS this Agreement and any mutually negotiated, separately executed Services Schedules set forth the terms
and conditions under which the Parties agree that Licensee may access and use Licensor’s Services specifically
identified on a Services Schedule entered into by the Parties;
NOW THEREFORE in consideration of the mutual promises contained herein and other good and valuable
consideration, the receipt and sufficiency being mutually acknowledged by the Parties, the Parties hereby agree as
- “Affiliate” means any person or organization who (i) controls either directly or indirectly a Party; (ii) is controlled directly or indirectly by such a Party; or, (iii) is directly or indirectly controlled by a Person who directly or indirectly controls such Party.
- “Agreement” means this Master Services Agreement, including all Schedules, SOWs and all amendments hereto and “hereto”, “hereunder”, “hereof” or “herein” and similar expressions mean and refer to this Agreement and not to any particular Article or Section hereof.
- “Authorized User” means an individual who is designated by the Licensee to access and use the Services pursuant to this Agreement.
- “Fees” means those fees payable by Licensee for use of Services as further described in a Services Schedule.
- “Party” means Licensor (or its Affiliate if applicable) or Licensee and “Parties” means both of them;
- “RigER Products” means any software provided by Licensor including but not limited to program, platform, configuration, application, patches, upgrades, releases and modifications thereto.
- “Services” means services provided by Licensor in accordance with this agreement and a Services Schedule.
- “SOW” means a written description of the Services and terms agreed upon by the Parties in such form as may be approved by the Parties.
2. Schedule. The following Schedule annexed hereto and incorporated by reference and deemed to a part thereof:
Schedule “A” – Services Schedule.
3. Grant of License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Licensor grants Licensee a nonsublicensable,
non-transferable, non-exclusive, fully revocable license to access and use RigER solely for internal
use and operation upon the terms and conditions contained in this agreement. Client may use and access RigER
according to the license level as outlined in the proposal or renewal notice. For purposes of this agreement,
“use” of RigER means accessing RigER over a computer and mobile network.
4. Modifications and Proprietary rights. Subject to the rights expressly granted hereunder to Licensee, Licensor
shall retain all right, title and interest in and to the Services, and all modifications and additions thereto, including
all related Intellectual Property rights, except as may be expressly set out in a Services Schedule. No rights are
granted to Licensee hereunder other than as expressly set forth herein. Licensor’s Intellectual Property shall be
deemed to mean and include: (a) the Software, business processes and analytics technologies of Licensor,
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including without limitation; any algorithms, analyses, documentation, formats, formulas, inventions, know-how,
methodologies, processes, tools, trade secrets, and products, and (b) any and all derivative works,
enhancements, or other modifications to any of the above. Licensor’s Intellectual Property shall not include any
Licensee Intellectual Property or Licensee data. The Parties acknowledge and agree that Licensor’s business
model relies upon continuous improvements of Licensor’s Intellectual Property resulting from the analytical and
developmental services that Licensor provides to all of its current and future customers, including Licensee, and
that Licensor shall have the right to integrate the algorithms, analyses, documentation, formats, formulas,
inventions, know-how, methodologies, processes and tools developed by Licensor pursuant to this Agreement
and/or any Services Schedule or Order Form entered into by the Parties pursuant to this Agreement, into
Licensor’s product and service offerings, without Licensee’s having any rights therein.
5. Restrictions. The license is granted solely to the Client, and not to any parent, subsidiary, or Affiliate of the
Client. All rights not expressly granted hereunder are reserved to Licensor. The license does not include (b)
derivative products developed by Licensor or anyone else to whom Licensor may license RigER, or (c) a license
or transfer of any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by Licensor or any Licensor affiliate, subsidiary,
or parent. The Licensee shall not modify, adapt, translate, prepare derivative works from, decompile, reverse
engineer, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to derive source code from, or any internal data files generated by
RigER, rent, lease or loan RigER, or use RigER in any manner that constitutes a breach of this agreement or
violates any applicable law or regulation, including without limitation any third party copyright or other
intellectual property or proprietary right, except to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by
applicable law notwithstanding this limitation. Client shall use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that
all Authorized Users comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement including, without limitation, with
Licensee’s obligations set forth in this Agreement.
6. Ownership. Licensor owns and shall retain all rights, title, and interest in and to RigER, any updates or
maintenance releases, and any related media, online or electronic documentation, including all copyrights,
patents, trade secret rights, trademarks, and other Intellectual Property rights thereto. RigER is protected by the
copyright laws of Canada and USA, international copyright treaties and conventions, and other laws, and all
rights are reserved.
- Grant of Privilege to Licensor. Client exclusively owns all rights in and to information it stores on RigER (“Information”). By providing Information, Licensee grants Licensor a limited, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, fully paid, royalty-free, sub-licensable, transferable, and worldwide privilege to use, modify, perform, display, reproduce and distribute the Information for the sole purpose of operating RigER and providing related services. Licensor shall also have an unlimited, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid, royaltyfree, sub-licensable, transferable, and worldwide privilege to use, incorporate into RigER, modify, perform, display, reproduce, and distribute any suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations, or other feedback provided by Client relating to the operation or features of RigER.
- Use Reporting, License Violations and Remedies. Licensor reserves the right to gather data on Client’s usage of RigER to ensure that our products are being used in accordance with the terms of this agreement. Client agrees to allow Licensor, or an authorized agent, to audit Client’s use of the RigER (including that of the Authorized Users). Licensor will provide at least ten (10) days advance notice prior to the audit, and the audit will be conducted during normal business hours. Licensor will bear all costs incurred during the audit, unless the audit reveals that Client has exceeded the level of use outlined in the SOW. Client will provide reasonable assistance, cooperation, and access to relevant information in the course of any audit. If Client is found in breach of the level of use, Licensor will invoice Client for any past or ongoing excessive use, payable promptly after receipt. Any unauthorized use shall be considered by Licensor to be a violation of Page 3 of 9 this agreement. Licensor reserves the right to remedy violations immediately upon discovery by any means necessary.
- Liability for Third Parties. Should Licensee make available any software, login identifications, or security credentials, or other means of access to RigER to third parties, whether deliberately or through error or omission, Licensee agree that any and all use of RigER by such third parties, regardless of whether such use is specifically authorized or unauthorized by Licensee, shall be legally attributed to Licensee, and Licensee hereby accepts liability for any and all such use.
7. Fees. Client shall pay to Licensor the Fees, as set out in the proposal, renewal notice, or pricing schedule. Licensor
will submit a detailed invoice to the Client. Client shall make payment according to the due date stated in the
invoice, for any undisputed and complete invoice. If travel is required by Licensor to provide Services to Client,
a flat fee covering travel expenses will be invoiced as outlined in a SOW.
- Licensor does not refund license fees. Once the license fee payment is made to Licensor, Client will have no recourse for receiving a refund of any part of the Fees.
- Licensor shall not increase the Fees by more than the annual inflation rate, as measured by the Consumer Price Index – All Items for Calgary, Alberta, unless otherwise set out in a Services Schedule. Such increases shall not occur more than once per year. Licensor shall notify the Client about new Fees by providing an updated pricing schedule up to sixty (60) days before the end of each subscription period.
8. Acceptance Testing. Upon completion of the Services, as stated on the certificate of completion issued by
Licensor, Client shall have thirty (30) days to acceptance test Services. If Client has determined that the Services
have not successfully completed the acceptance test, Client shall promptly notify Licensor in writing. If no notice
has been received by Licensor within thirty (30) days, the Services will be deemed accepted and all the fees for
the Services provided will be paid to Licensor up to and including the acceptance date.
9. Term and Termination. The term of this Agreement commences as of the effective date and shall continue for
one (1) year (“Initial Subscription Period”). After the initial Subscription Period, the Subscription Period will
be extended automatically, for further periods of one (1) year each (“Renewal Period”), unless Client gives
Licensor notice in writing not less than forty-five (45) days before the expiration of the Subscription Period, in
which case the licenses will terminate as at the end of such Subscription Period. Upon the termination of this
Agreement, all license rights granted hereunder shall terminate in full and without notice, and the Client shall
immediately cease use of RigER. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any provision that by its nature or context is
intended to survive any termination or expiration of this agreement, including but not limited to indemnification,
shall so survive.
- For the license(s) to remain active, Client payment must be processed prior to the expiration date for the license updates to be performed. For Client’s convenience Licensor provides License expiration warnings in the product interface should there be any issues that would cause the product License to expire.
- It is Client’s responsibility to contact Licensor regarding any potential expiration that Client deem inappropriate. Licensor is not liable for any damages or costs incurred in connection with the expiring Licenses. If the licenses expired, their reinstatement shall be subject to and conditioned upon License payment of (i) a reinstatement fee equal to 20% of the annual license fee and (ii) 100% of the license fees that would have been payable for the license(s) which expired for the entire period between the date of expiry and the next renewal date.
10. Open Source Software. RigER may contain open-source software components, each of which has its own
copyright notice requirements and own applicable license conditions. These components are subject to the
terms of third-party open source licenses, and not the terms of this agreement.
11. Confidentiality. Each Party shall preserve the confidentiality of the other Party’s Confidential Information and
treat such Confidential Information with at least a reasonable standard of care. Either Party may disclose or
make available to the other Party information about its business affairs, products, confidential intellectual
property, trade secrets, third-party confidential information, and other sensitive or proprietary information,
whether orally or in written, electronic, or other form or media/in written or electronic form or media, marked,
designated or otherwise identified as “confidential” (collectively, “Confidential Information“). Confidential
Information does not include information that at the time of disclosure is: (a) in the public domain; (b) known
to the receiving Party at the time of disclosure; (c) rightfully obtained by the receiving party on a nonconfidential
basis from a third party; or (d) independently developed by the receiving party. The receiving party
shall not disclose the disclosing party’s Confidential Information to any person or entity, except to the receiving
party’s employees who have a need to know the Confidential Information for the receiving party to exercise its
rights or perform its obligations hereunder. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party may disclose
Confidential Information to the limited extent required (i) in order to comply with the order of a court or other
governmental body, or as otherwise necessary to comply with applicable law, provided that the party making
the disclosure pursuant to the order shall first have given written notice to the other party and made a
reasonable effort to obtain a protective order; or (ii) to establish a party’s rights under this Agreement, including
to make required court filings. On the expiration or termination of the Agreement, the receiving party shall
promptly return to the disclosing party all copies, whether in written, electronic, or other form or media, of the
disclosing party’s Confidential Information, or destroy all such copies and certify in writing to the disclosing
party that such Confidential Information has been destroyed. Each party’s obligations of non-disclosure with
regard to Confidential Information are effective as of the Effective Date and will expire five (5) years from the
date first disclosed to the receiving Party; provided, however, with respect to any Confidential Information that
constitutes a trade secret (as determined under applicable law), such obligations of non-disclosure will survive
the termination or expiration of this Agreement for as long as such Confidential Information remains subject to
trade secret protection under applicable law.
12. Indemnification by Licensee. The Licensee shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Licensor (and its officers,
directors, employees, and agents) from and against any and all claims, suits, liability, damages, losses, costs, or
expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) which result from claims that any modifications the Licensee
makes to RigER or any combination of RigER with software or other items not approved by Licensor infringes
or violation of any third party intellectual property right. In case any action or proceeding is brought against
Licensor by reason of any such claim, demand, action, damage, loss, liability, cost, or expense, the Licensee’s
duty to defend shall begin upon receipt of written notice identifying the allegations that give rise to this duty
to defend and shall be coextensive with the Licensee’s indemnification obligation.
Licensor shall have no liability under the foregoing indemnity for any Claim of infringement to the extent it
- Any unauthorized modification to software, Services or documentation made by Client or its agents;
- The unauthorized combination or use of Software, Services or Documentation with other items where the Software, Services or Documentation alone would not be infringing; or
- Any claim that software, Services or documentation infringe any Intellectual Property right in which Licensee has an ownership interest.
13. Limitation of Remedies and Damages. To the extent not prohibited by law and except for liabilities directly
resulting from Licensor’s gross negligence or willful misconduct, (a) Licensor shall not be liable to the licensee
under this agreement on any claim (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) arising out of or relating to this
agreement or any access to or use of RigER; and (b) in no event shall Licensor be liable to the licensee for any
claim (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) for any consequential, incidental, or indirect damages, including
without limitation damages for loss of business profits and/or business interruption, including but not limited
to damages for lost data, or costs of procurement of substitute goods or services, however caused, whether
foreseeable or not, arising out of this agreement, even if Licensor has been advised of the possibility of such
damages. Licensor’s liability for any loss or damage suffered by the Licensee as a result of Licensor’s negligence
incidents, to the fees paid by the Licensee in the previous twelve (12) months.
14. No Warranties. Licensor makes no representation as to the compatibility of RigER with any specific operating
environments or computing device. Licensor licenses RigER to licensee on an “as is” basis without any express
or implied warranties or representations of any kind, whether oral or written, whether express, implied, or arising
by statute, custom, course of dealing, or trade usage. To the maximum extent permissible by applicable law,
Licensor disclaims any and all implied warranties or conditions of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular
purpose, and non-infringement, with regard to RigER. The licensee acknowledges that the operation of RigER
may not be uninterrupted or error-free, and that errors may not be corrected. Licensor is not responsible in any
way for any interference, errors, or prevention of the licensee’s access to or use of RigER. Licensor is not your
accountant and use of RigER does not constitute the receipt of accounting advice. It is your sole responsibility
to determine that RigER meets the needs of your business and is suitable for the purposes for which it is used.
You remain solely responsible for complying with all applicable accounting, tax, and other laws. It is your
responsibility to check that the storage of and access to your data via RigER and the website will comply with
the laws applicable to you and your business (including any laws requiring you to retain records).
15. Backup of Data. The Licensee shall maintain copies of all data and information inputted by the Licensee into
RigER. Licensor shall follow its archival procedures, such as performing scheduled backups, routine daily data
recovery or archiving, for Licensee Information, but does not make any guarantees that there will be no loss of
data or information. Licensor expressly excludes and disclaims any liability for any loss of the Licensee’s data
and information, no matter how such loss was caused.
16. Privacy and Data Security. Licensor agrees that it shall use best efforts to (i) keep and maintain information in
strict confidence, using such degree of care as is appropriate to avoid unauthorized access, use or disclosure;
and (ii) use and disclose information solely and exclusively for the purposes for which the information, or access
to it, is provided pursuant to the terms and conditions of this agreement and not use, sell, rent, transfer,
distribute, or otherwise disclose or make available information for Licensor’s own purposes or for the benefit of
anyone other than the Licensee, in each case, without the Licensee’s prior written consent.
17. No Unlawful or Prohibited Use. As a condition of RigER use, Licensee warrants that they will not use RigER for
any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this agreement. Client may not use RigER in any manner which
could damage, disable, overburden, or impair RigER or interfere with any other Party’s use of RigER. Client may
not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made
available or provided for through RigER or Licensor.
18. Force Majeure. In no event shall either Party be liable to the other Party, or be deemed to have breached this
Agreement, for any failure or delay in performing its obligations under this Agreement (except for any
obligations to make payments), if and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by any circumstances beyond
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such Party’s reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, flood, fire, earthquake, explosion, war,
terrorism, invasion, riot or other civil unrest, strikes, labor stoppages or slowdowns or other industrial
disturbances, or passage of law or any action taken by a governmental or public authority, including imposing
19. Injunctive Relief. The Licensee understands and agrees that its breach of this agreement may cause Licensor
irreparable damage for which recovery of money damages would be inadequate, and that Licensor shall
therefore be entitled to obtain timely injunctive relief to protect Licensor’s rights under this agreement in
addition to any and all remedies available at law, without the necessity of a bond.
20. Copyright and Trademark Notices. All trademarks are owned by Licensor and its affiliates. The content,
organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion, and other matters related
to RigER are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including but not limited
to intellectual property) rights. Other than as expressly permitted in the “Grant of License” section above, the
copying, redistribution, use or publication by Licensee of any such matters or any part of RigER, is strictly
prohibited. Client do not acquire ownership rights to any article, document or other materials viewed through
RigER. The posting of information or materials on RigER does not constitute a waiver of any right in such
information and materials. Some of the content on RigER may be the copyrighted work of third parties. Nothing
contained in RigER should be understood as granting Licensee a license to use any of the trademarks, service
marks, or logos owned by Licensor or any third party.
21. Changes to This Agreement. Due to changing technological and marketing demands, Licensor reserves the
right to revise, amend, or modify this Agreement from time to time. Notice of any revision, amendment, or
modification will be posted on the website, and/or software client through which the Client accesses RigER and
will be effective on the date noted in the posting. This agreement may not be amended or modified by the
Client except by means of a written document signed by both the Client and an authorized representative of
Licensor. By continuing to use RigER after the amendments are effective, the Client accepts and agrees to abide
22. General Provisions. This agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the
Province of Alberta, Canada. This agreement is the entire agreement between the parties on the subject matter
hereof and supersedes all prior communications or agreements, written or oral. The relationship of the parties
hereunder is that of independent contractors, and this agreement will not be construed to imply that either
party is the agent, employee, or joint ventures of the other. If any provision of this agreement is held to be
unenforceable, this agreement will continue in full force and effect without said provision and will be interpreted
to reflect the original intent of the parties. The Licensee may not assign or transfer this agreement (by operation
of law or otherwise) without the prior written consent of Licensor and any prohibited assignment or transfer will
be null and void, but Licensor may freely assign or transfer this agreement. This Agreement will be binding upon
and will inure to the benefit of the Parties’ permitted successors and/or assignees. A waiver by either Party of a
breach of any provision of this agreement or the failure by either Party to exercise any right hereunder will not
operate or be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of that right or as a waiver of any other right.