WIMS Online SaaS Service Offering & Service Agreement for Web Site
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1. Service Offering.
Provider will provide the Service Offering to Subscriber in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, under the Terms and Conditions and in accordance with Provider-supplied product offering documentation. Provider has the following responsibilities:
a) Provider will implement reasonable measures to help you secure Subscriber Content against accidental or unlawful loss, access or disclosure.
b) Provider will maintain an industry-standard security environment.
c) Provider may provide you (via designated technical resources) with various levels of training in the use of the Service Offering.
d) Provider may provide you with setup, implementation, data-migration, go-live support, ongoing support and other services in relation to the Service Offering.
e) The Service Offering will be provided at the service levels set out below.
1.1 Provider will support your use of the Service Offering and will maintain the Service Offering in the manner set out below. Such support and maintenance is provided on condition that you are current in all payments due to Provider.
1.2 On your request, Provider may provide optional professional services (“PS”) to you. Such PS will be provided on mutually agreed terms set out as standard services in a Quote, or a Statements of Work (all described as “SOW”) and may include, for example, Software installation, implementation and additional training. Additionally:
(a) Your responsibilities and Provider’s responsibilities, project schedules, milestones, deliverables with respect to PS and its delivery will be set out in the SOW.
(b) Provider’s PS and the SOW will be provided based on assumptions and information set out in the information you have provided to Provider. If such assumptions/information provided by you is incorrect then you acknowledge that milestones, schedules, deliverables or pricing of PS may require adjustment. If required, such adjustments will be mutually agreed in writing.
(c) Charges for PS commenced in accordance with SOW milestones or schedules are non-cancellable once commenced. Unless the Service Offering is terminated by Subscriber for cause, PS will be provided in accordance with SOW milestones or schedules and charged based on those milestones and schedules even if deliverables set out such SOW cannot be delivered due to Subscriber’s act, omission or delay.
1.3 Subscriber’s responsibility generally are as follows.
a) The Service Offering is only for your use. You may not provide the Services to any other parties in any manner, including as a service bureau or application service provider.
b) In using the Service Offering, You will adhere to all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
c) To use the Service Offering You must create a user account associated with a valid email address. You are responsible for that user account’s security, for all activities that occur under that account and for strictly monitoring who has user account access. You will immediately contact us immediately if you believe that a user account has been compromised or is being used by unauthorized persons.
d) You may use the Service Offerings only in accordance with any documentation and our Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).
1.4 You are responsible for the accuracy, quality, integrity rights to use and legality of data processed using the Service Offering. You are responsible for ensuring you have the right to use any data, text, audio, video, images, software, lab samples, operational readings, field readings, or other similar content (“Content”) you input into the Services Offering. More particularly it is your responsibility to ensure the following:
a) that Your Content is compatible with then-current interfaces for a Service Offering;
b) that Your Content complies with the terms of the Service Offering, with applicable law and regulation and any Provider AUP; and
c) that You are responsible for dealing with any legal claims relating to Your Content including any intellectual property-related claims.
1.5 No other services are provided with the Service Offering unless mutually agreed to otherwise. Provider may modify this Service Offering at any time. The modified terms will become effective immediately. By continuing to use the Service Offerings after the effective date of any Service Offering modifications, you agree to be bound by the modified terms.
2. Provider will maintain the Service Offering at the latest release making new enhancements and improvements available as part of Provider’s development methodology. In addition to regular maintenance of the Service Offering, Provider will support Service Offering by answering queries from technically trained users designated by Subscriber and resolve such queries in a manner set out below. Support and Maintenance Services as described below are provided with the Service Offering.
3. Service Offering Definitions.
(a) “Case priority 1” means the Service Offering has a system outage or does not work per user documentation, business operations have been severely disrupted and no work around is immediately available;
(b) “Case priority 2” means the Service Offering does not work per user documentation, business operations can continue in a restricted fashion (although long-term productivity might be adversely affected) and no work around is immediately available;
(c) “Case priority 3” means the Service Offering does not work per user documentation, impaired operations of some components, but allows the user to continue use, a work around exists but it is not obvious or is difficult and as a result there is significant impact productivity or efficiency;
(d) “Case priority 4” means the Service Offering does not work per user documentation, business operations are not significantly impacted;
(e) “Case priority 5” means the Service Offering does not work per user documentation and does not affect business operations or does not work as expected and is not in user documentation or is an enhancement request;
(f) “Documentation” means the instruction manual or help on the Service Offering;
(g) “Operating Hours” are 8:00 am – 8:00 pm (Mon – Fri) Eastern Time excluding Provincial, Canadian, State and US statutory holidays and 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mon – Fri); Australian Eastern Standard Time excluding Tasmanian and Australian statutory holidays via Hobart, Australia office;
(h) “Resolution” means one or more of the following outcomes: a) a mutually acceptable work around, b) a configuration/data change or c) a Service Offering Change;
(i) “Service Offering Change” means changes to Service Offering functionality;
4. Support and Maintenance Services.
4.1 Description of Services. During any Subscription Term and subject to the provisions of our Terms and Conditions, Provider will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide the following Support and Maintenance Services:
(a) Live telephone support with a support representative during Operating Hours;
(b) Email support during Operating Hours;
(c) Live Web conferencing with a support representative during Operating Hours where required to understand the support case;
(d) Case tracking through our online case tracking system; and
(e) Access to an online Support Portal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
4.2 Support Service Level Agreement
|Case Priority||Initial Response||Target Time to Resolution|
|1||1 business day or sooner||3 business days|
|2||1 business day||5 business days|
|3||1 business day||10 business days|
|4||1 business day||At Provider’s discretion|
|5||At Provider’s discretion||At Provider’s discretion|
(a) Provider’s recovery time objective (being the maximum time period between a Service Offering is reported to be out of service/unavailable and when that same Service Offering is restored (“RTO”) is 2 business days.
(b) Provider’s recovery point objective (being the time period when data may be lost from the Service Offering since the last backup of data (“RPO”) is 24 calendar hours.
(c) Initial Response and Target Time to Resolution time periods start once a case is logged in Provider’s Support Portal.
(d) Resolution times may exceed the Target Time to Resolution time targets depending on the complexity involved in determining the root cause of the case and the complexity of finding a resolution for it.
4.3 Resolution of Service Offering Anomaly. A Service Offering anomaly will be considered to be resolved when:
(a) the Service Offering is working in substantial accordance with the Documentation when operated on the supported hardware, operating system and peripheral as designated by Provider; or
(b) Provider has advised the Subscriber of one of the following:
(i) how to correct or bypass the Service Offering anomaly;
(ii) that the anomaly falls within an exception to this Agreement.
5.1 Support and Maintenance Exclusions. Maintenance and Support Services are not provided for and do not apply to:
(a) third party software and middleware or services;
(b) when the Subscriber is in breach of this Agreement or any other agreement between Provider and the Subscriber;
(c) the Service Offering being improperly implemented;
(d) Hardware, peripherals (including printers) or software other than the Service Offering;
(e) Anomalies in the Service Offering that are not reproducible; or
(f) Anomalies, damage or problems in the Service Offering or its operation caused by:
i. an incompatible or non-functioning configuration, operating system or hardware system;
ii. accident, abuse or misapplication for which Provider is not responsible;
iii. malfunction or non-performance of products supplied by third parties;
iv. use contrary to its intended purpose or contrary to the Documentation; or
v. any other matters beyond Provider’s’ control.
5.2 Third Party Vendors. The Subscriber will look solely to the third party vendors of third party software, middleware, hardware or peripheral if there are any anomalies, damage or problems to the Service Offering in or caused by such software, middleware, hardware and/or peripheral.
5.3 Interfaces. Provider will not be responsible for any of the Subscriber’s integration requirements for the Service Offering resulting from a Subscriber’s use of third party vendors who may not integrate with the Service Offering.