North America

 

Please read this information carefully as it contains the legal terms and conditions which you may accept as set forth below. 

In consideration of the mutual promises contained herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, STR, Inc. (“STR”) and the licensee which has signed below (“Licensee”) agree as follows:  

1. DEFINITIONS; DELIVERY OF LICENSED MATERIALS; LICENSE 

1.1  Definitions.

(a)  “Agreement” means: these Standard Terms and Conditions; any additional terms specifically set out in writing in the document(s) (if any) to which these Standard Terms and Conditions are attached or in which they are incorporated by reference, and, if applicable, any additional terms specifically set out in writing in any Schedule or Exhibit attached hereto, including any Republication Rights Agreement,

(b)  “Licensed Materials” means any newsletter, report, database, survey, or other similar resource, and all lodging industry data contained therein, which has been created by STR and provided to Licensee hereunder.      

1.2. Delivery.  Following payment of fees due under this Agreement, STR shall deliver the Licensed Materials to Licensee in no fewer than forty-eight (48) hours.                                         

1.3  Grant of License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and except as may be expressly permitted or limited elsewhere in this Agreement, STR hereby grants to Licensee a non-exclusive, non-transferable, indivisible, non-sublicensable license to use, copy, manipulate and extract data from the Licensed Materials for its own INTERNAL business purposes only.  

1.4  No Service Bureau Use. Except as may be expressly permitted or limited elsewhere in this Agreement, Licensee is prohibited from using the Licensed Materials in any way in connection with any service bureau or similar services. “Service bureau” means the processing of input data that is supplied by one or more third parties and the generation of output data (in the form of reports, charts, graphs or other pictorial representations, or the like) that is sold or licensed to any third parties.   

1.5  No Distribution to Third Parties. Except as may be expressly permitted or limited elsewhere in this Agreement, Licensee is prohibited from distributing, republishing or otherwise making the Licensed Materials or any part thereof (including any excerpts of the data and any manipulations of the data) available in any form whatsoever to any third party, other than Licensee’s accountants, attorneys or other professional advisors who are bound by a duty of confidentiality not to disclose such information.                                                               

1.6  Reservation of Rights. Licensee has no rights in connection with the Licensed Materials other than those rights expressly enumerated in the Agreement. All rights in the Licensed Materials not expressly enumerated herein are reserved to STR.                            

1.7  Security and Confidentiality. Licensee agrees that the Licensed Materials contain confidential information and that it will distribute Licensed Materials only to those officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates or subsidiaries who have a need to know such information or who have a right to access such information under applicable law.  Licensee shall use commercially reasonable efforts to protect against unauthorized access to and to maintain the confidentiality of Licensed Materials. This provision shall survive indefinitely the termination of this agreement

 

2.  EXCLUSIONS DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

2.1  Disclaimer. THE LICENSED MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED TO THE LICENSEE ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. STR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE LICENSED MATERIALS, THE SERVICES PROVIDED OR THE RESULTS OF USE THEREOF. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, STR DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE LICENSED MATERIALS, THE SERVICES PROVIDED OR THE USE THEREOF ARE OR WILL BE ACCURATE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED. STR MAKES NO IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ARISING BY USAGE OF TRADE, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR OTHERWISE.

 2.2  Limitations of Liability. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW STR SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ITS OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR OTHERWISE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES EVEN IF STR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  FURTHERMORE, STR SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CLAIM RELATING IN ANY WAY TO (i) ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY LICENSEE IN RELIANCE UPON THE LICENSED MATERIALS. FURTHERMORE, STR’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO LICENSEE FOR ANY REASON AND UPON ANY CAUSE OF ACTION INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, INFRINGEMENT, BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, MISREPRESENTATIONS, AND OTHER TORTS, SHALL BE LIMITED TO ALL FEES PAID TO STR BY THE LICENSEE DURING THE TWELVE MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION FIRST AROSE.  

 

3.  MISCELLANEOUS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

3.1  Liquidated Damages. In the event of a disclosure or distribution of the Licensed Materials by Licensee that violates the terms of this Agreement, Licensee shall be required to pay STR an amount equal to the sum of (i) the highest aggregate price that STR, in accordance with its then-current published prices, could have charged the unauthorized recipients for the Licensed Materials that are the subject of the violation, and (ii) the full price of the lowest level of republishing rights that Licensee would have been required to purchase from STR in order to have the right to make the unauthorized distribution, regardless of whether Licensee has previously paid for any lower level of republishing rights. This provision shall survive indefinitely the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason and does not waive either Party’s right to seek equitable or injunctive relief as may be available from any court of competent jurisdiction to restrain the other from breaching or threatening to breach this Agreement. 

3.2  Term. Where client has purchased a twelve (12) month subscription to Licensed Materials, either party may terminate this Agreement, prior to the end the subscription period, at any time with thirty (30) days written notice to the other party.  If STR terminates the subscription, then STR shall refund Licensee any fees paid on a pro-rata basis. No fees will be refunded to Licensee where Licensee terminates the Agreement.

3.3  Obligations upon Termination. Within thirty (30) days of the termination or expiration of this Agreement for any reason, Licensee shall cease all use of the Licensed Materials and shall return or destroy, at STR’s option, all copies of the Licensed Materials and all other information relating thereto in Licensee’s possession or control as of the such date. 

3.4  Governing Law: Jurisdiction and Venue. This Agreement shall be governed by the substantive laws of the State of Tennessee, without regard to its or any other jurisdiction’s laws governing conflicts of law. Action from or relating to this Agreement shall be brought only in the federal or state courts having jurisdiction in Tennessee. The parties also expressly waive any objections to venue.                                  

3.5  Assignment. Licensee is prohibited from assigning this Agreement or delegating any of its duties under this Agreement without the prior written consent of STR. 

3.6  Independent Relationship. The relationship between the parties is that of an independent contractor. Nothing in this agreement shall be deemed to create an employer/employee, principal/agent, partnership or joint venture relationship.  

3.7  Notices. All notices required or permitted to be given hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed given i) when delivered in person, at the time of such delivery; ii) when delivered by facsimile transmission or e-mail, at the time of transmission (provided, however, that notice delivered by facsimile transmission shall only be effective if such notice is also delivered by hand or deposited in the mail, postage prepaid, registered, certified or express mail or by courier service within two (2) business days after its delivery by facsimile transmission); iii) when delivered by a courier service or by express mail, at the time of receipt; or iv) five (5) business days after being deposited in the mail, postage prepaid, registered or certified mail, addressed (in any such case) to the addresses listed on the first page of this Agreement or to such other address as either party may notify the other in writing. 

3.8  Waiver. No waiver of any breach of this Agreement will be deemed to constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.  

3.9  Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties with respect to its subject matter, superseding in all respects any and all prior proposals, negotiations, understandings and other agreements, oral or written, between the parties, with the exception of the www.str.com Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.  

3.10  Amendment. This Agreement may be amended only by the written agreement of both parties.   

3.11  Recovery of Litigation Costs. If any legal action or other proceeding is brought for the enforcement of this Agreement, or because of an alleged dispute, breach, default or misrepresentation in connection with any of the provisions of this Agreement, the successful or prevailing party or parties shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs incurred in that action or proceeding, in addition to any other relief to which it or they may be entitled.  

3.12  Notice of Unauthorized Access. Licensee shall notify STR immediately upon Licensee’s becoming aware of any facts indicating that a third party may have obtained or may be about to obtain unauthorized access to the Licensed Materials, and shall fully cooperate with STR in its efforts to mitigate the damages caused by any such breach or potential breach. 

3.13  Conflicting Provisions. In the event that any provision of these Standard Terms and Conditions directly conflicts with any other Schedule or Exhibit attached hereto, the conflicting terms of such other document shall control.

3.14  Remedies. In addition to any other rights or remedies that either party may have under applicable law for material breach of this Agreement, in the event of any material breach of this Agreement by either party, and following notice to the breaching party by the non-breaching party, the non-breaching party’s obligations under this contract shall terminate.   

3.15  Indemnification. Licensee shall indemnify, defend and hold STR harmless against any claims, actions, losses, liabilities, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees and court costs) brought against STR by any third party that relates to or arises out of Licensee’s unauthorized disclosure of, misuse of or misrepresentation of the Licensed Materials.         

3.16  Website. Licensee acknowledges that it is subject to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy governing the use of www.str.com, the terms of which are fully incorporated herein. In the event of any conflict between any provision of the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy and any provision of this Agreement, the terms of such Terms of Use or Privacy policy shall control.

Outside North America

 

THIS STR GLOBAL DATA PURCHASE AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is

made by and between STR GLOBAL LIMITED, The Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0TA, (hereinafter referred to as "STRG”, “the Company”, “us”, “we”, or “our”), and the Client identified elsewhere in this Agreement (hereinafter referred to as “Client”, "you" or "your") (collectively the Parties).

AGREEMENT TERMS

In consideration of the mutual promises contained herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, STR Global Limited ( “STRG”) and the data purchaser identified elsewhere in this Agreement as the Licensee (“Licensee”) agree as follows:

Upon receipt of your signed enrolment form, an invoice will be issued for the total fee amount detailed on the form (if product is a one off purchase, credit card payment for the full amount will be required before product can be sent to you). Payment is due in full, including payment of all bank charges, immediately upon receipt.

 

1. LICENSE

 

1.1 Definitions.

(a) “Agreement” means: these Standard Terms and Conditions; any additional terms specifically set out in writing in the document(s) (if any) to which these Standard Terms and Conditions are attached or in which they are incorporated by reference, and, if applicable, any additional terms specifically set out in writing in any Schedule or Exhibit attached hereto,

(b) “Licensed Materials” means any newsletter, report, database, survey, or other similar resource, and all lodging industry data contained therein, which has been created by STRG and provided to Licensee hereunder.

1.2 Grant of License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and except as may be expressly permitted or limited elsewhere in this Agreement, STRG hereby grants to Licensee a non-exclusive, non-transferable, indivisible, non-sub licensable license to use, copy, manipulate and extract data from the Licensed Materials for its own INTERNAL business purposes only and in strict accordance with the terms set forth herein..

1.3 No Service Bureau Use. Except as may be expressly permitted or limited elsewhere in this Agreement, Licensee is prohibited from using the Licensed Materials in any way in connection with any service bureau or similar services. “Service bureau” means the processing of input data that is supplied by one or more third parties and the generation of output data (in the form of reports, charts, graphs or other pictorial representations, or the like) that is sold or licensed to any third parties.

1.4 No Distribution to Third Parties. Except as may be expressly permitted or limited in this Agreement, Licensee is prohibited from distributing, republishing or otherwise making the Licensed Materials or any part thereof (including any excerpts of the data and any manipulations of the data) available in any form whatsoever to any third party, other than Licensee’s accountants, attorneys, marketing professionals or other professional advisors who are bound by a duty of confidentiality not to disclose such information.

1.5 Reservation of Rights. Licensee has no rights in connection with the Licensed Materials other than those rights expressly enumerated in the Agreement. All rights to the Licensed Materials not expressly enumerated herein are reserved to STRG.

1.6 Security and Confidentiality. Except as may be expressly permitted or limited in elsewhere in this Agreement, Licensee agrees that the Licensed Materials contain confidential information and that it will distribute Licensed Materials only to those officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates or subsidiaries who have a need to know such information or who have a right to access such information under applicable law. Licensee shall use commercially reasonable efforts to protect against unauthorized access to and to maintain the confidentiality of Licensed Materials. This provision shall survive indefinitely the termination of this agreement.

 

2. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

 

2.1 Disclaimer of Warranties. THE LICENSED MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED TO THE LICENSEE ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. STRG MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE LICENSED MATERIALS, THE PRODUCTS PROVIDED OR THE RESULTS OF USE THEREOF. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, STRG DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE LICENSED MATERIALS, THE PRODUCTS PROVIDED OR THE USE THEREOF ARE OR WILL BE ACCURATE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED. STRG MAKES NO IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ARISING BY USAGE OF TRADE, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR OTHERWISE. THE INFORMATION IN THE REPORTS IS NOT, AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED, TAX, ACCOUNTING, LEGAL OR INVESTMENT ADVICE.

2.2 Disclaimers. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW STRG SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ITS OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR OTHERWISE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES EVEN IF STRG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHERMORE, STRG SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CLAIM RELATING IN ANY WAY TO (i) ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY LICENSEE IN RELIANCE UPON THE LICENSED MATERIALS.

2.3 Limitation of Liability. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW STRG’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO LICENSEE FOR ANY REASON AND UPON ANY CAUSE OF ACTION INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, INFRINGEMENT, BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, MISREPRESENTATIONS, AND OTHER TORTS, SHALL BE LIMITED TO ALL FEES PAID TO STRG BY THE LICENSEE DURING THE TWELVE MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION FIRST AROSE.

 

3. MISCELLANEOUS

3.1 Misuse or misrepresentation of Data. Licensee shall not intentionally or knowingly use, quote or restate the Licensed Materials for the purpose of misleading third parties or damaging the reputation of STRG and its products. In the event Licensee engages in such conduct STRG shall have the right to terminate this Agreement immediately and without notice.

3.2 Default. In the event that Licensee does not make any payment that is due and owing under this Agreement, STRG shall be under no obligation to deliver Reports  to Client until such time as the overdue payment is paid, and STRG’s continuing to provide such reports shall not constitute a waiver of Client’s obligation to make timely payments. If Client fails to make payment for 45 days, STRG may notify Client of its delinquency by written notice. If, thirty (30) days after receiving written notice from STRG, Client continues to fail to make payment, STRG shall have the right to terminate the agreement immediately upon written notice. STRG shall have the right to recover from Client any reasonable legal expenses it may incur in collecting overdue payment from Client.

3.3 Liquidated Damages. In the event of a use, disclosure or distribution of the Licensed Materials by Licensee that violates the terms of this Agreement, Licensee shall be required to pay STRG an amount equal to the sum of (i) the highest aggregate price that STRG, in accordance with its then-current published prices, could have charged the unauthorized recipients for the Licensed Materials that are the subject of the violation, and (ii) the full price of the lowest level of republishing rights that Licensee would have been required to purchase from STRG in order to have the right to make the unauthorized distribution, regardless of whether Licensee has previously paid for any lower level of republishing rights. This provision shall survive indefinitely the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason and does not waive either Party’s right to seek equitable or injunctive relief as may be available from any court of competent jurisdiction to restrain the other from breaching or threatening to breach this Agreement.

3.4 Subscription Term; Renewals. This clause is only applicable if you are purchasing an annual subscription; Licensee’s subscription to the Licensed Materials, shall be for a period of twelve (12) months, commencing on the date this Agreement is received and processed (“Initial Term”). Licensee shall receive the first Report in its subscription within 30 days of STRG's receipt of this Agreement. Licensee’s subscription shall automatically renew for successive twelve (12) month terms ("Renewal Terms" and, collectively with the Initial Term, the "Term") unless Licensee notifies STRG of its decision to not renew for another Term. Such notification may be by electronic mail or by telephone but in either case shall be provided to STRG no less than sixty (60) days prior to the end of the then-current Term. Unless otherwise agreed to by the Parties in a separate writing, the terms of this Agreement shall carry over and remain in effect during each Term.  Notice of non-renewal shall NOT trigger any obligation on the part of STRG to refund any fees to Licensee.

3.5 Governing Law: Jurisdiction and Venue. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the Laws of England. The Parties irrevocably agree that the Courts of England shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute (including claims for set-off and counterclaims) which may arise in connection with the validity, effect, interpretation or performance of, or the legal relationship established by this agreement or otherwise arising in connection with this agreement. Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent either Party seeking an interim injunction in any court of competent jurisdiction.

3.6 Assignment. Licensee is prohibited from assigning this Agreement or delegating any of its duties under this Agreement without the prior written consent of STRG.

3.7 Independent Relationship. The relationship between the parties is that of an independent contractor. Nothing in this agreement shall be deemed to create an employer/employee, principal/agent, partnership or joint venture relationship.

3.8 Notices. All notices required or permitted to be given hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed given i) when delivered in person, at the time of such delivery; ii) when delivered by facsimile transmission or e-mail, at the time of transmission (provided, however, that notice delivered by facsimile transmission shall only be effective if such notice is also delivered by hand or deposited in the mail, postage prepaid, registered, certified or express mail or by courier service within two (2) business days after its delivery by facsimile transmission); iii) when delivered by a courier service or by express mail, at the time of receipt; or iv) five (5) business days after being deposited in the mail, postage prepaid, registered or certified mail, addressed (in any such case) to the addresses listed on the first page of this Agreement or to such other address as either party may notify the other in writing.

3.9 Waiver. No waiver of any breach of this Agreement will be deemed to constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.

3.10 Entire Agreement; Translation. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties with respect to its subject matter, superseding in all respects any and all prior proposals, negotiations, understandings and other agreements, oral or written, between the parties, with the exception of the www.str.com Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Should this Agreement or any attachment be translated from English, and unless otherwise agreed to by the Parties in a separate writing, the English version of the Agreement, and any attachment, shall be the controlling document.

3.11 Amendment. This Agreement may be amended only by the written agreement of both parties.

3.12 Recovery of Litigation Costs. If any legal action or other proceeding is brought for the enforcement of this Agreement, or because of a dispute arising out of or related to this Agreement, the successful or prevailing party or parties shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs incurred in that action or proceeding, in addition to any other relief to which it or they may be entitled.

3.13 Notice of Unauthorized Access. Licensee shall notify STRG immediately upon Licensee’s becoming aware of any facts indicating that a third party may have obtained or may be about to obtain unauthorized access to the Licensed Materials, and shall fully cooperate with STRG in its efforts to mitigate the damages caused by any such breach or potential breach.

3.14 Conflicting Provisions. In the event that any provision of these Standard Terms and Conditions directly conflicts with any other provision of the Agreement, the conflicting terms of such other provision shall control.

3.15 Remedies. In addition to any other rights or remedies that either party may have under applicable law for material breach of this Agreement, in the event of any material breach of this Agreement by either party, and following notice to the breaching party by the non-breaching party, the non-breaching party’s obligations under this contract shall terminate.

3.16 Indemnification. Licensee shall indemnify, defend and hold STRG harmless against any claims, actions, losses, liabilities, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs) brought against STRG by any third party that relates to or arises out of Licensee’s unauthorized disclosure of, misuse of or misrepresentation of the Licensed Materials.

3.17 Website. Licensee acknowledges that it is subject to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy governing the use of www.str.com, the terms of which are fully incorporated herein. In the event of any conflict between any provision of the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy and any provision of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall control.