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New Relic Inc.

Managed Services Provider Sell-Through Agreement

Last Published: July 30, 2020

This Managed Service Provider Sell-Through Agreement (“MSP Sell-Through”), together with any addenda and Order Form(s) entered into from time-to-time (altogether, this “Agreement”) by and between the entity identified as the “Partner” on the applicable Order Form to this MSP Sell-Through (“Partner”) and New Relic, Inc., a Delaware corporation with offices located at 188 Spear Street, Suite 1000 San Francisco, CA 94105 (“New Relic”, with Partner and New Relic collectively, the “Parties”).  

By executing a New Relic Order Form that references the link to this MSP Sell-Through found at: https://newrelic.com/termsandconditions/msp-agreement, Partner is “accepting” and “agreeing” to the terms of this MSP Sell-Through on the date of such execution (the "Effective Date").

1.    USE OF THE SERVICE

1.1    Subscription  Grant.   Subject  to  Partner’s  compliance  with  the  terms  and  conditions  of  this  MSP  Sell-Through  and  the Documentation, New Relic grants to Partner a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable right during the Subscription Term to: (i) sublicense the Service solely in conjunction with the MSP Managed Service to its Designated Customer(s); (ii) allow its MSP End Users to access and use the Service solely to support its Designated Customer’s access and/or use of the MSP Managed Service hereunder; and (iii) use the Documentation in support of such Designated Customer’s access and/or use of the MSP Managed Service.  For clarity, Partner is not granted the right to: (a) access or use the Service for its own internal purposes, or (b) provide any other third party with access or use of the Service. Access to the Service may be terminated immediately, without notice, for Partner violations of this Section.

1.2    Software License. New Relic may provide Partner with access to Software for use in connection with the Service. If New Relic provides Partner with access to Software, New Relic hereby grants Partner a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to allow its MSP End Users to copy, install, configure and use the Software during the applicable Subscription Term in accordance with this Agreement and the Documentation. With the exception of Designated Customer, whose use of the Service is specified in Section 1.3, nothing in this paragraph shall restrict Partner from allowing its MSP End Users to access or use the Software in connection with the Service in support of Designated Customer. For the avoidance of doubt, Partner shall not allow Designated Customer to access, configure, or otherwise use the Software.

1.3    MSP End Users’ and Designated Customer Use. MSP End Users and Designated Customer may be required to provide a username, email address, password, or other personal information relating to such MSP End User or Designated Customer to create and manage an Account (“Login Credentials”).  MSP End Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of the Login Credentials. Partner is responsible for any access or use of the Service via the Login Credentials, including acts or omissions of any MSP End Users or Designated Customer and for any usage of the Services beyond the subscription entitlements set forth in an applicable Order Form. Partner understands and agrees that if Partner authorizes any Designated Customer to access the Service, Partner will require that the Designated Customer agree to New Relic’s end user terms found at: http://newrelic.com/terms (the "Terms of Service"). Partner shall immediately notify New Relic in the event of any actual or suspected breach of any Login Credentials.

1.4.    Restrictions of Use. Partner will not, nor permit MSP End Users or its Designated Customer to: (i) access or use the Service or Software except as set out in the Documentation and as permitted hereunder; (ii) make the Service accessible as a standalone offering or as a hosted bundle offering that consists solely of the Service(s) to MSP End Users, its Designated Customer, or any third parties; (iii) enable access to the Service or Software by any third party, including competitors of New Relic, except as otherwise provided in this Agreement or with the prior written consent of New Relic, including for the purposes of building a similar or competitive website, application, Software, or Service; (iv) decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or extract any element of and/or otherwise discover any source code, algorithms,  methods or techniques embodied in  or underlying the  Service or Software; (v) encourage or assist any other person  to, circumvent or modify any security technologies included as part of the Service or Software; (vi) except as  specified  herein,  modify,  transfer, assign, pledge, rent, lease, sell, sublicense, resell, exploit, or create derivative works based on the Service or Software, including but not limited to, any user interfaces; (vii) obtain the  Service  or Software by any means or device with intent to avoid paying the Fees that would otherwise be payable for such access or use; (viii) remove or destroy any copyrights or proprietary notices contained in the Service, Software or any related materials or documentation or place any third party’s trademarks on such to otherwise imply that such was developed, owned by or proprietary by Partner or any other third party; (ix) use the Service or Software to create, access, display, manipulate, store or distribute any data except to the extent which Partner is expressly authorized  to do so by  the owner of such data  and solely in accordance with Partner's agreement with its MSP End Users or Designated Customer; (x) use the Service or Software to create, access, display, manipulate, store or distribute any data or information that infringes or misappropriates the privacy or intellectual property of any third party; (xi) use the Service or Software to introduce a virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful software code or similar files that may damage the operation of New Relic’s systems or another party’s computer, property or information; (xii) use the Service or Software to damage, disable, overburden or impair any New Relic server or network(s) connected to any New Relic server or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Service  or  Software, including to access, alter or destroy any information of New Relic or of another customer of New Relic by any malicious means or device; (xiii) obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available to Partner through the Service or Software; (xiv) use the Service or Software to defraud, defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or infringe the rights of privacy or other intellectual property (including  copyright) of  others or otherwise violate any applicable law; (xv)  circumvent or modify any security technologies included as part of the Service or Software; (xvi) perform any security integrity review, penetration test, load test, denial of service simulation or vulnerability scan (including without limitation by use of any tool designed to automatically emulate the actions of a human user in connection with such testing) on the Service or Software; or (xvii) attempt or permit any third party to do any of the foregoing. Without prejudice to any other rights and remedies available herein, in the event that New Relic suspects that: (a) a Partner, its MSP End User(s), or a Designated Customer has not complied with this Section, or (b) the integrity of the Service or the Partner Data is, or is likely to be, at risk as a result of a third party intrusion, New Relic may immediately suspend usage of the Service by any user, without notice, pending, and during, any investigation of misuse. However, New Relic shall provide Partner with notice of suspension as soon as reasonably practicable, provided that New Relic's security team has determined that such notice shall not cause any delay or interfere with its investigation or cause any damage or harm to New Relic’s systems, or delivery of service.

1.5    Updates. New Relic will make available to Partner any updates, corrections, bug fixes, modifications, improvements, additions, upgrades, and/or any enhancements made to the Service or Software (including, but not limited to, new features and functionality, as applicable) and Documentation, that are made generally available to New Relic’s customer base (“Update(s)”), and such Updates will be deemed, as applicable, part of the Service, Software, or Documentation. Partner shall install any such applicable Update as soon as reasonably practicable after receipt. From the date that is five (5) days from and including the date an Update is generally released to New Relic’s customer base until and including the date that Partner installs the relevant Update, New Relic shall not be liable for any issues with the Service. 

1.6    Third Party Services. MSP End Users may choose to integrate or enable for use with the Service a product, system, software or service that is not provided by New Relic, such as an integration, add-on, application or plug-in (for instance to view or process Partner Data in an alternative manner or share Partner Data with, or to import data from, a third party service into MSP End User’s or Designated Customer’s Account) (“Third Party Services”). MSP End Users’ use of Third Party Services is governed solely by the terms of MSP End User’s relationship with the provider of the Third Party Services. New Relic does not control, and has no responsibility or liability for, any Third Party Services, including for their availability or interoperability (including with the Service), security, privacy practices or data therein. Any changes to Third Party Services do not affect or excuse MSP End Users’ obligations under this Agreement. If MSP End Users enable a Third Party Service for use with the Service, MSP End User grants to New Relic permission to interoperate with the Third Party Service, and any data received by New Relic on MSP End User’s behalf from any Third Party Services will be treated as Partner Data under this Agreement, including for purposes of Fees.

2.    PARTNER DATA; SECURITY

2.1    Partner Data. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Partner hereby grants to New Relic, and its affiliates, a limited, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free right to collect, host, use, process, copy, store, transmit, display and create derivative works of the Partner Data, in each case solely to the extent necessary to provide the applicable Service to Partner and to manage and develop and improve its products and services. New Relic may also access Partner’s Account for maintenance and support. New Relic shall process Partner Data via the Service on behalf of Partner only in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and as necessary to provide the Service.

2.2    Security. New Relic provides Partner with the option to encrypt the transmission of Partner Data. Partner acknowledges that it is the Partner’s responsibility to encrypt the transmission of Partner Data should Partner wish to protect it. In the event Partner or MSP End Users decides not to utilize encryption and transmit Partner Data unencrypted over a network, Partner assumes all related risks for doing so. The Service will include industry standard administrative, physical, and technical safeguards designed to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of Partner Data as further described in the Documentation.   Except as set forth herein, New Relic will not be liable for Partner’s use of the Service (including Partner’s transmission of Partner Data) over the Internet or other network, or to Partner in the event that such administrative, physical and technical safeguards fail to prevent unauthorized third-party access to Partner Data. New Relic cannot guarantee that its storage or transmission of Partner Data will always be secure, inaccessible, or that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat New Relic’s security measures.

2.3    Rights in Partner Data. Partner represents and warrants that it has the rights and licenses, including from its Designated Customers, necessary to grant the license in Section 2.1 and to otherwise provide Partner Data to New Relic in connection with Partner’s and its Designated Customer’s use of the Service and that by providing its Partner Data it will not violate any intellectual property or privacy rights of third parties, confidential relationships, contractual obligations or applicable laws, including that of any MSP End User or Designated Customer. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Partner shall, and shall require Designated Customer to, provide all notices to, and obtain any consents from, any data subject as required by any applicable law, rule or regulation in connection with the processing of any personal data of such data subjects via the Service by New Relic and/or Partner. Partner shall be solely responsible for ensuring that any processing of Partner Data by New Relic and/or Partner via the Service does not violate any applicable laws. Partner, including any MSP End User or Designated Customer, shall not process or submit to the Service any Partner Data that includes any: (i) “protected health information,” as defined under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; (ii) personal data about individuals under the age of 16, which for the avoidance of doubt includes any “personal information” as such term is defined under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act;  (iii) government issued identification numbers, including Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and other state-issued identification numbers; (iv) financial account information, including bank account numbers; (v) the combination of a username or email address along with a password or security question and answer that would permit access to an online account; (vi) financial account number or payment card data, including credit card or debit card numbers; and (vii) “special categories” of personal data, as defined under Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament, or any national laws adopted pursuant to any of the foregoing, about residents of Switzerland and any member country of the European Union, including personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health or condition, sexual life, sexual orientation, genetic data, biometric data, or the commission or alleged commission any crime or offense. New Relic shall not be liable to the extent that the Partner processes data through, or submits data to, the Service in breach of this Section.

2.4    Privacy. Partner, through its use and configuration of the Services, as the data controller, is directing New Relic as its data processor to obtain and collect Partner Data, which based on Partner’s configuration may contain certain personal information relating to users of the application to which Partner applies the Services.  The use and collection of Login Credentials by New Relic is necessary for account management and support and shall be in accordance with the Privacy Notice.

3.    SERVICE LEVEL COMMITMENT

New Relic will make the Service available in accordance with the New Relic Service Level Availability commitment set out in the Documentation. 

4.    SUPPORT

4.1    New Relic Support Obligations. New Relic will provide support to Partner in accordance with the Support Plan as set forth in the Documentation. New Relic will assist Partner directly in providing support to MSP End Users and Designated Customer if Partner is unable to resolve the issue in accordance with the Partner Support Obligations terms herein (in some cases it may be necessary to include  the affected MSP End User or Designated Customer in support discussions).

4.2    Partner Support Obligations.  Partner shall use New Relic’s support and training materials and Documentation to train its personnel to ensure Partner’s capability for onboarding MSP End Users and Designated Customer(s), including but not limited to: (i) access of the applicable Service; (ii) an MSP End User’s installation, upgrade or downgrade of its New Relic Agents; (iii) Partner escalation of issues to New Relic via the New Relic Support Center (https://support.newrelic.com/) and; (iv) MSP End User’s or Designated Customer(s) utilization of New Relic’s online technical community (https://discuss.newrelic.com/categories) and the Documentation to support its use of the Service in accordance with this Agreement. Additionally, Partner will use best efforts to investigate and resolve any issues related to the use of the Software and/or Service, including but not limited to: (1) installation, upgrade, and downgrade of Software; (2) Software configuration and disabling; (3) interpretation of basic user interface functionality; (4) password resets; (5) report interpretation, and; (6) connectivity issues (e.g. proxy and firewall). In the event a Designated Customer seeks New Relic’s support with the Service and/or Software by submitting a support ticket to the New Relic Support Center, New Relic will refer the Designated Customer to Partner’s general support line (provided the failure by New Relic to do so will not be considered a breach of this section). To that end, Partner shall provide New Relic with Partner’s up-to-date general support contact information during the term of the Agreement. In addition, Partner shall designate an emergency point of contact (“POC”) and provide New  Relic with an emergency email address and phone number of such POC  to be used only by New Relic should an emergency support issue arise with a Designated Customer’s use of the Service. Partner may update the POC’s emergency contact information upon written notice to New Relic.  Upon the reasonable written request of New Relic, Partner shall provide New Relic with a report that provides both summary and detailed information related to support requests received by Partner from MSP End Users or Designated Customer(s) with respect to the Software and/or Service. While Partner remains solely responsible for support, if, after using its best efforts, Partner is unable to resolve an issue, it may escalate a support request through the New Relic Support Center. Upon receipt of a support request, New Relic will work directly with Partner to support MSP End User’s or its Designated Customer’s issue.

4.3    Translations. New Relic makes all support materials and Documentation available only in English. While New Relic does not restrict Partner from translating such materials into other languages (“Translation(s)”), New Relic does not review, approve or warrant the accuracy or completeness of any such Translations. Therefore, any use by Partner, MSP End Users, and/or Designated Customer of Translations is done solely at Partner’s own risk, New Relic disclaims any and all liability related to Partner’s, MSP End User’s, or Designated Customer(s) reliance on or use of Translations, and Partner shall indemnify New Relic against any costs or liabilities incurred related to the use of Translations by Partner, MSP End Users, and/or Designated Customer. Further, with respect to any Translations created and/or used by it, Partner shall: (1) ensure the Translations are accurate and conform with such materials and are promptly updated to conform with and any updates thereto; (2) inform MSP End Users and Designated Customer that Translations are provided for convenience only and not endorsed, provided, or warranted by New Relic; and (3) comply promptly with any request from New Relic to cease to provide, delete, or correct any Translations. Notwithstanding Partner’s use of Translations, any and all support provided by New Relic to Partner, whether or not MSP End Users or Designated Customer are included in support discussions, will be provided in English language only. For the avoidance of doubt, the Documentation provided by New Relic will control in all instances with respect to any conflict with a Translation.

5.    FEES

5.1    Pricing. The pricing in any Order Form is confidential and proprietary between New Relic and Partner. Such pricing is not meant for public use and Partner is strictly prohibited from any promotion and advertising of the pricing indicated in an Order Form.  Partner’s access to the Service may be terminated immediately, without notice, if: (a) Partner presents or promotes pricing in violation of this Agreement, including on any public materials or websites, (b) New Relic determines that Partner is competing with New Relic by promoting pricing lower than New Relic’s currently advertised list price, or (c) Partner is promoting the Service independently of the MSP Managed Service.

5.2    Fees. Fees and invoicing may be described in each Order Form and/or the Usage Plan. Unless the Order Form or Usage Plan provides otherwise, all Fees are quoted and payable in United States Dollars. All payment obligations are non-cancelable and Fees paid are non-refundable. New Relic refers to the Service pricing and invoicing related information contained within the Documentation as the “Usage Plan.” Late payments are subject to a service charge of 1% per month or the maximum amount allowed by law, whichever is less.

5.3    Taxes. Unless otherwise stated in the Order Form, New Relic’s Fees and pricing do not include any taxes, levies, duties or similar governmental assessments of any nature, including but not limited to value-added, sales, use or withholding taxes, assessable by any local, state, provincial, federal or foreign jurisdiction  (collectively,  “Taxes”). Partner is responsible for paying all Taxes associated with this Agreement. If New Relic has the legal obligation to pay or collect Taxes for which Partner is responsible under this Section, the appropriate amount will be invoiced to and paid by Partner, unless Partner provide New Relic with a valid tax exemption certificate authorized by the appropriate taxing authority. For clarity, New Relic is solely responsible for taxes assessable against it based on New Relic’s income, property and employees.

5.4    Invoicing and Payment. New Relic will invoice Partner in advance and in accordance with the applicable Order Form. Unless otherwise stated in an Order Form or Usage Plan, invoiced charges will be paid no more than thirty (30) days after the date of electronic delivery of an invoice. Partner is responsible for maintaining complete and accurate billing and contact information with New Relic. Partner will be solely responsible for the payment to New Relic, irrespective of whether Partner obtains payment or reimbursement from Designated Customers. If Partner or Designated Customer’s use of the Service exceeds usage limits in an Order Form (“Overage”), Partner will promptly pay any Fees associated with the Overage in accordance with the Order Form, the Usage Plan, or this Agreement.

5.5    Disputes. Unless the Usage Plan provides otherwise, Partner will be deemed to have waived its right to dispute charges if New Relic does not receive written notice from Partner of any disputed charges from Partner within: (i) fifteen (15) days after the date of electronic delivery of an invoice other than for Overages, or (ii) five (5) business days after the date of electronic delivery for Overage related invoices. Notwithstanding any dispute, Partner will pay any undisputed amount of the invoice on or before the due date. The dispute notice will set forth in reasonable detail the information concerning the disputed charges. The Parties will use good faith efforts to promptly resolve any disputed charges.

5.6    Failure to Pay.  Partner’s failure to pay any Fees when due is a material breach of this Agreement for which New Relic may provide notice of breach and terminate the Agreement after thirty (30) days’ notice thereof in accordance with Section 11.2. Upon termination, all amounts due for the entire Subscription Term will be paid. Without limitation of its other rights, New Relic may suspend the Service for Partner’s failure to pay any Fees when due after New Relic provides the Partner with thirty (30) days’ notice of such failure. Partner will continue to be charged all applicable subscription Fees for the Service during any period of suspension. In addition, New Relic will have the right to terminate the applicable Order Form and to recover its reasonable costs and expenses, expended in collection of such payments.

5.7    Subscription Term. Each Subscription Term will automatically renew for successive periods equal in duration to the previous Subscription Term, unless either party gives the other party notice of non-renewal at least 30 days before the then current Subscription Term ends. Per-unit rates for renewals will be the same as in the prior Subscription Term for the same Service, unless New Relic notifies you in advance of an increase. These increases will not exceed 10% over the rates for the same Service in the prior Subscription Term, unless prior Order Form pricing was designated as discount, promotional, or one-time.

6.    CONFIDENTIALITY

6.1    “Confidential Information” means all confidential information in oral, written, graphic, electronic or other form furnished to the receiving party that: (i) is designated as “Confidential,” “Proprietary,” or some similar designation; or (ii) reasonably appears to be confidential or proprietary because of legends or other markings, the circumstances of disclosure, or the nature of the information itself. Confidential Information may also include the confidential or proprietary information of a third party disclosed to the disclosing party and then to the receiving party. Unless falling into one of the exceptions below, Partner Data is the Confidential Information of Partner. Unless falling into one of the exceptions below, the software underlying the Service and Software are the Confidential Information of New Relic. Confidential Information does not include data or information which: (i) was in the public domain at the time it was disclosed or falls within the public domain after disclosure, except through the fault of the receiving party; (ii) was known to the receiving party at the time of disclosure without an obligation of confidentiality, as demonstrated by competent evidence; (iii) (a) is disclosed after written approval of the disclosing party, or (b) Feedback (as further defined); (iv) becomes rightfully known to the receiving party from a source other than the disclosing party without an obligation of confidentiality; or (v) is developed by the receiving party independently of the disclosing party’s Confidential Information as demonstrated by competent evidence.

6.2    Neither party will: (i) disclose the other party’s Confidential Information to a third party or (ii) use the Confidential Information for any purpose other than as indicated in this Agreement without the disclosing party’s prior written approval. The receiving party agrees to notify the disclosing party promptly of any unauthorized disclosure of Confidential Information by providing details of the unauthorized disclosure and to assist the disclosing party in mitigating the impact of the unauthorized disclosure and as far as reasonably practicable remedying any such unauthorized disclosure. Except as set forth herein, each party will protect the other party’s Confidential Information with at least the same degree of care and confidentiality, but not less than a reasonable standard of care, which the party uses to protect its own information of similar character. All Confidential Information disclosed hereunder will remain the sole property of the disclosing party and the receiving party will have no interest in or rights with respect thereto except as expressly set forth in this Agreement. The obligation of confidentiality will survive termination of this Agreement.

6.3    Notwithstanding the foregoing, a party may disclose Confidential Information to the extent required: (i) to any consultant, contractor, subprocessor, service provider, advisor or counsel who has a bona fide need to know in connection with this Agreement and has executed a non- disclosure agreement, at least as protective as this Section 6, with the receiving party or (ii) by operation of law, or by a court or governmental agency, or if necessary in any proceeding to establish rights or obligations under this Agreement; provided, the receiving party shall, unless legally prohibited, provide the other party with reasonable prior written notice sufficient to permit the other party an opportunity to contest such disclosure.

7.    PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

7.1    Partner. Subject to the rights and licenses granted under this Agreement, as between the Parties, Partner retains all right, title and interest (including all intellectual property rights and other rights) in and to the Partner Data. New Relic does not claim any ownership rights to any Partner Data.

7.2    New Relic. As between the Parties, New Relic retains all right, title and interest (including all intellectual property rights and other rights) in and to the Service, Software, and Documentation, subject only to the limited subscription grant expressly set forth herein.  The Software may contain or be provided with components subject to the terms and conditions of “open source” software licenses identified in the Documentation, which will apply in lieu of the terms of this Agreement with respect to such software.   For clarity, New Relic will have the unrestricted right to use or act upon any suggestions, ideas, enhancement requests, feedback and recommendations provided by Partner relating to the Service and Software (“Feedback”). Any intellectual property rights which may be created as a result of New Relic using or acting upon such Feedback shall vest in, and remain the property of, New Relic. Partner does not acquire any rights, express or implied, hereunder other than those rights expressly granted under this Agreement.

8.    WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMER

8.1    Mutual. Each party represents and warrants that it has the full corporate right and authority to enter into, execute and perform its obligations under this Agreement.

8.2    New Relic. New Relic warrants that the Service, when used in accordance with the Documentation and when used as authorized herein, will perform substantially in accordance with the Documentation during the Subscription Term. This limited warranty shall not apply: (a) unless Partner notifies New Relic within 30 days following the date on which it first noticed the non-conformity; (b) if the non-conformity was caused by any misuse, unauthorized modifications, third-party hardware, or Third Party Services; or; (c) to any use of the Services provided on a no-charge or trial basis.

8.3    Partner. Partner represents and warrants that it will not, and will not permit others to, make any agreements, promises, covenants, representations, warranties, or guarantees on behalf of New Relic or regarding the New Relic products or services, including any such commitments in addition to those in the Terms of Service.

8.4    Remedy. In the event of any breach of the above New Relic limited warranty, New Relic will use reasonable commercial efforts to correct the non-conforming Service in accordance with the Documentation at no additional charge to the Partner. In  the  event that New Relic is unable to correct a non-conforming Service, Partner may terminate the applicable Service and receive a refund of pre-paid, unused Fees. New Relic’s obligations hereunder for breach of warranty are conditioned upon Partner notifying New Relic of such breach in writing and providing New Relic with sufficient evidence of such non-conformity to enable New Relic to reproduce and/or verify the same. THE FOREGOING REMEDY IS PARTNER’S SOLE REMEDY IN THE EVENT OF A BREACH OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY ABOVE.

8.5    DISCLAIMER. EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY MADE ABOVE, THE SERVICE AND ALL RELATED SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTATION AND OTHER INFORMATION AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED AS-IS AND AS-AVAILABLE AND NEW RELIC DISCLAIMS AND MAKES NO ADDITIONAL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT AND WHETHER OR NOT ARISING THROUGH A COURSE OF DEALING. THE SERVICE IS NOT GUARANTEED TO BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED. ADDITIONALLY, ANY THIRD-PARTY SERVICES DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED BY PARTNER IN CONNECTION WITH MSP END USER’S USE OF THE SERVICE IS USED AT MSP END USER’S OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND PARTNER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR AND HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION WITH RESPECT TO ANY DAMAGE TO MSP END USER’S COMPUTER SYSTEM, INTERNET ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR DISPLAY DEVICE, OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE USE OF ANY SUCH THIRD-PARTY SERVICES. EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT, NEW RELIC MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS CONCERNING THE COMPATIBILITY OF THE SERVICE OR THE SOFTWARE OR ANY RESULTS TO BE ACHIEVED THEREFROM.

9.    INDEMNIFICATION

9.1    New Relic Indemnification Obligations.

9.1.1    New Relic will indemnify and defend Partner and their officers, directors and employees from any third-party claim, suit or proceeding brought against such a party to the extent that it is based on a valid claim that Partner’s use of the Service in accordance with the terms of this Agreement infringes any valid, enforceable United States patent or copyright (“Partner Claim”), provided that: (i) New Relic is promptly notified in writing of the Partner Claim, (ii) the indemnified party provides reasonable assistance (at New Relic’s expense) with such Partner Claim, (iii) New Relic is accorded the right to have sole discretion to direct the defense and any negotiations or settlement of such Partner Claim, and (iv) Partner does not admit fault or liability of New Relic, of itself, or agree to any settlement of such Partner Claim. New Relic shall have met the obligations of this Section 9 by paying for the costs to litigate a Partner Claim to conclusion and paying the final judgment awarded to the third-party claimant (and any reasonable costs, expenses, or fees awarded to the third party as part of such judgment), or by paying to settle the Partner Claim (including costs incurred by Partner to reach the settlement). Should a Service become, or in New Relic’s opinion likely to become, the subject of any such claim of infringement, then Partner will permit New Relic, at New Relic’s option and expense, to: (a) procure for Partner the right to continue using the Service for the MSP Managed Service; (b) replace or modify the Service so that the use becomes non-infringing; or (c) terminate the Service and refund to Partner any Fees paid in advance to New Relic that Partner has not used as of the date of termination. The indemnification obligations set forth in this Section are New Relic’s sole and exclusive obligations, and Partner sole and exclusive remedies with respect to a Partner Claim.

9.1.2    The New Relic Indemnification Obligations above will not apply to any claim to the extent it arises from: (i) any infringement or other claims brought by or against a Designated Customer relating to the Designated Customer’s use of the Service; (ii) any matter for which Partner is obligated to indemnify New Relic; (iii) the Service being modified by Partner or a third party; (iv) unauthorized use of the Service or if Partner or its Designated Customer is in breach of an Order Form, the Usage Plan, or this Agreement; (v) the use, operation or combination of the Service with programs, data, equipment or materials not provided by New Relic, if the claim would have been avoided by using it without such programs, data, equipment or materials; (vi) compliance by New Relic with Partner or Designated Customer designs, plans, specifications, or instructions; or (vii) Partner’s, MSP End Users’, or Designated Customer’s, continuation of the allegedly infringing activity after being notified of the alleged infringement claim.

9.2    Partner Indemnification Obligations. Partner will indemnify and defend New Relic and their officers, directors and employees against any third-party claim, suit, proceeding, fine, or sanction (to the extent permitted by law) brought against or imposed on such party (including New Relic’s costs in responding to the foregoing) arising from or relating to (i) the misuse of the Service by Partner, MSP End Users, or Designated Customer, (ii) Partner Data or the use thereof, including but not limited to, allegations that processing of Partner Data by New Relic or Partner under this Agreement or the MSP Managed Service infringes the privacy or intellectual property rights of a third-party or violates any applicable law or regulation, (iii) breach of Section 8.3,  or (iv)  Partner’s unauthorized marketing, sales, or use of the Service or any portion thereof (each a “New Relic Claim”), provided that: (a) Partner is promptly notified in writing of a New Relic Claim, (b) the indemnified party provides reasonable assistance (at Partner expense) with such New Relic Claim, and (c) Partner is accorded the right to have sole discretion to direct the defense and any negotiations or settlement of such New Relic Claim. Partner shall have met the obligations of this Section 9 by paying for the costs to litigate a New Relic Claim to conclusion and paying the final judgment awarded to the third-party claimant (and any reasonable costs, fees, or expenses awarded to the third party as part of such judgment), or by paying to settle the New Relic Claim (including costs incurred by New Relic to reach the settlement).

10.    LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Partner expressly understands and agrees that New Relic and its affiliates and their employees and directors will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if New Relic has been advised of the possibility of such damages). The parties agree that the waivers and limitations specified in this Section apply regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise and will survive and apply even if any limited remedy specified in this Agreement is found to have failed of its essential purpose. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF NEW RELIC, ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR EMPLOYEES AND DIRECTORS TO PARTNER AND ITS AFFILIATES FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING ANY USE OF THE SERVICE OR RELATED SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTATION, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS (FOR ANY CAUSE OR LEGAL THEORY WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION) WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNTS PARTNER PAID TO NEW RELIC IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE INCIDENT CREATING LIABILITY. THE FOREGOING AGGREGATE LIABILITY LIMITATION WILL NOT APPLY TO CLAIMS OF INDEMNIFICATION MADE UNDER SECTION 9 (INDEMNIFICATION) OR CLAIMS OF BREACH OF SECTIONS 2.2 (SECURITY) OR 6 (CONFIDENTIALITY), FOR WHICH THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF NEW RELIC TO PARTNER AND ITS AFFILIATES IS CAPPED AT THREE TIMES THE FEES PAID IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE INCIDENT CREATING LIABILITY.

11.    TERM; TERMINATION

11.1    Term. This Agreement commences on the Effective Date and will remain in effect during an applicable Subscription Term unless terminated as described in this Agreement.

11.2     Termination. Either party may terminate this Agreement for any reason, or no reason, if there is no Subscription Term then in effect under the terms of an Order Form. Either party may terminate this Agreement by written notice to the other party in the event that the other party materially breaches this Agreement and does not cure such breach within thirty (30) days after written notice thereof. In the event that termination is due to Partner’s material uncured breach, Partner will pay any Fees then due, including Fees remaining for the full Subscription Term. In the event of termination due to New Relic’s material uncured breach, Partner may request to receive a refund of any prepaid, unused Fees, with such termination to be effective thirty (30) days from the date of Partner’s termination notice to New Relic.  In the event that either party makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors, is adjudicated as bankrupt or insolvent, commences a case under applicable bankruptcy laws, or files a petition seeking reorganization, or if Partner breaches Section 1.1 or 5.1, this Agreement may be terminated immediately upon written notice. Upon termination, the rights and licenses granted to Partner hereunder will terminate immediately.

11.3    Survival. The following Sections will survive termination or expiration of this Agreement: 2.3 (Rights in Partner Data); 5.2 (Fees); 6 (Confidentiality); 7 (Ownership); 8.5 (Warranty Disclaimer); 9 (Indemnification); 10 (Limitation of Liability); 11.3 (Survival); and 12 (General Terms).

12.     GENERAL TERMS

12.1    Partner’s Purchase Order.  Any terms or conditions in Partner’s purchase order or any other related documentation submitted by or on behalf of Partner to New Relic, or on any portal required by Partner for submission of any New Relic invoice, do not form part of this Agreement and are void, unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing and signed by both Partner and New Relic.

12.2    Controlling Law. This Agreement and any disputes arising out of or related hereto will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to its conflicts of laws rules or the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods. With respect to all disputes arising out of or related to this Agreement, the Parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the courts located in San Francisco (if state court) or the Northern District of California (if federal court). Either party may seek injunctive or other emergency relief in any competent court.

12.3    Assignment. Except as provided in this Section, neither party may assign this Agreement, or any rights or obligations hereunder, whether by operation of law (including by way of sale of assets, merger, consolidation, or otherwise) or voluntarily, without the prior written consent of the other party, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, and any such assignment or subcontracted arrangement in violation of the foregoing shall be null and void. New Relic may assign this Agreement (or a part of it): (i) to its parent or affiliate; (ii) in the ordinary course of business to provide Services hereunder; or (iii) to a surviving person under a merger or acquisition of New Relic or the assets of the business to which this Agreement relates, upon written notice to Partner.

12.4    Notices. Any notice under this Agreement must be given in writing. New Relic may provide notice to Partner via email, through Partner’s Account, or Partner’s address set forth in the Order Form. New Relic’s notices to an Partner will be deemed given upon the first business day after New Relic sends the notice. Partner may provide notice to New Relic by mail to New Relic, Inc., 188 Spear Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA, USA 94105, Attn: General Counsel. Partner notice to New Relic will be deemed given when received by New Relic either by letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service or first-class postage prepaid mail to the above address.

12.5    Joint Marketing. Parties agree to make commercially reasonable efforts to engage in joint marketing activities. Each party grants to the other a revocable, nonexclusive, nontransferable, royalty-free right to display such party’s respective trademarks, service marks, and logos (the “Trademarks”) for the sole purpose of identifying the other as a partner subject to the terms of this Agreement and such party’s standard trademark usage guidelines. The use of all Trademarks will be subject to the approval of the other party, which approval will not be unreasonably withheld or delayed. Neither party shall acquire any rights of ownership to any copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trademarks or other intellectual property of the other party. If a party has any concerns with respect to the other party’s use of their Trademarks, it shall notify the other party and if requested, the other party shall promptly make any requested changes or cease all use of such Trademark and marketing materials. On termination of this Agreement, each party will cease use of the Trademarks of the other party.

12.6    Order of Precedence. In the event of a conflict between the Order Form and the MSP Sell-Through, the Order Form shall govern, though only to the extent of the conflict. English is the language of this Agreement, and all communications and proceedings must be conducted in English. If this Agreement is translated, the English language version will control.

12.7    Force Majeure. Neither party will be responsible for any failure to perform or delay in performing any of its obligations under this Agreement (except for its payment obligations) where and to the extent that such failure or delay results directly or indirectly from an event beyond such party’s reasonable control, including without limitation, acts of God, acts of government, floods, fires, earthquakes, civil unrest, acts of terror, strikes or other labor problems (other than those involving New Relic employees), failures of the Internet, third-party service provider failures or delays, or denial of service attacks (“Force Majeure”).

12.8    Injunctive Relief. Each party acknowledges and agrees that a breach or threatened breach of any covenant contained in the MSP Sell-Through may cause irreparable injury, that money damages may be an inadequate remedy and that each party will be entitled to seek temporary and permanent injunctive relief, without the posting of any bond or other security, to restrain the other party from such breach or threatened breach. Nothing in this Section will be construed as preventing a party from pursuing any and all remedies available to it, including the recovery of money damages.

12.9    Independent Contractors and No Agency. The Parties are independent contractors under this Agreement and nothing herein will constitute either party as the employer, employee, agent or representative of the other party, or both Parties as joint venturers or partners for any purpose. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to constitute a fiduciary relationship, agency, joint venture, partnership or trust between the Parties. No party has authority to bind the other party. 

12.10    This Agreement is not intended to confer third-party beneficiary rights upon any other person or entity and shall not create any right or cause of action in or on behalf of any person or entity other than the Parties hereto and their successors and permitted assigns. For clarity, New Relic has no obligations to Designated Customers except as set forth in the Terms of Service.    

12.11    Anti-Corruption and Export Compliance. Partner shall, and shall cause its employees, consultants and agents to, comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 and the UK Bribery Act 2010. Accordingly, Partner may not offer, make or authorize any payment or gift or anything of value, directly or indirectly, to any domestic or foreign government official, to secure, maintain, or direct business, or for any other purpose. The Service and Software may be controlled by the United States and other governments for export, re-export, deemed export, and import purposes (jointly, export and import). Partner agrees to comply with all such export and import laws, regulations, directives, rules, and controls regarding the Service including but not limited to the United States Export Administration Regulations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Office of Foreign Asset Control directives, sanctions, prohibitions and restrictions, and all treaties, Executive Orders, statutes, amendments and  supplements  thereto (laws).  Partner is responsible for obtaining all export and import licenses, authorizations, permissions, and to accomplish other acts to comply with all such laws. The Service is commercial and shall be used for non-prohibited, commercial purposes by non-prohibited end-users and shall not be exported or transferred to any end-user located in a country embargoed by the United States, presently North Korea, Iran, North Sudan, Syria and Cuba, or to a national of such a country, without the appropriate license or authorization. Partner will not export the Service  to a person or  entity denied, prohibited, debarred or  sanctioned (denied) by  the United  States Government, and Partner represents that it is not such a denied person or entity.

12.12    Government End User. For purposes of this Agreement and to the extent applicable, the Service and Software are "commercial computer software" and a “commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item” as defined at FAR 2.101 developed at the private expense of New Relic. If acquired by or on behalf of a civilian agency, the U.S. Government acquires this commercial computer software and/or commercial computer software documentation and other technical data subject to the terms of the Agreement as specified in 48 C.F.R. 12.212 (Computer Software) and 12.211 (Technical Data) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation ("FAR") and its successors. If acquired by or on behalf of any agency within the Department of Defense ("DOD"), the U.S. Government acquires this commercial computer software and/or commercial computer software documentation subject to the terms of the Agreement as specified in 48 C.F.R. 227.7202-3 of the DOD FAR Supplement ("DFARS") and its successors. This Section is in lieu of, and supersedes, any other FAR, DFARS, or other clause or provision that addresses government rights in computer software or technical data.

12.13    Changes to the MSP Sell-Through.  New Relic may modify this MSP Sell-Through from time-to-time provided that If a modification materially impacts this MSP Sell-Through, New Relic will use reasonable efforts to notify Partner (by, for example, sending an email to the billing or technical contact Partner designates in the applicable Order Form, posting on New Relic’s website, or through the Partner Account). If New Relic modifies this MSP Sell-Through during Partner’s then-current Subscription Term, the modified version will be posted and will only be effective upon the earlier of: (i) Partner’s next entry into an Order Form; or (ii) Partner’s next renewal of any Subscription Term. If the Partner objects to the updated New Relic MSP Sell-Through, as the Partner’s exclusive remedy, Partner may choose not to renew, including cancelling any Subscription Term set to auto-renew.

12.14    Entire Agreement; Amendments; Severability; Counterparts. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties hereto pertaining to the subject matter hereof, and any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements existing between the Parties hereto and related to the subject matter hereof are expressly canceled. Partner acknowledges and agrees that any information provided by New Relic regarding potential future products, features, or functionality is intended to outline  New  Relic’s  general  product  direction. Partner’s  purchasing  decision  has  not  relied  upon  such  information  nor  is dependent on any oral or written public comments made by New Relic.  No modification, amendment or waiver of any provision  of this Agreement will be effective unless in writing and signed by both Parties hereto. Any failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver thereof or of any other provision. In the event that any provision of this Agreement is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provisions will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts (e.g. manual, facsimile, imaged document attached to an email transmission, or electronic signature transmission), each of which when executed shall constitute a duplicate original, but all the counterparts shall together constitute the one agreement.

13.    GLOSSARY

Account” means the online account that New Relic provides for Partner to manage its, and its Designated Customer’s, use of the Service.

Designated Customer” means the Partner’s client(s) designated in an applicable Order Form, and their respective end user(s), which are authorized by the Partner to access and use the Service solely in conjunction with the MSP Managed Service.

Documentation” means installation guides and other documentation related to the Service and Software made available by New Relic at: https://docs.newrelic.com/docs.

Fees” means the subscription fees, use fees, and any other fees to be paid by Partner described in an Order Form.

MSP End Users” means Partner and the individual end user(s) authorized by Partner to access and use the Service in support of the Designated Customer’s access and use of the MSP Managed Service.

MSP Managed Service” means broader information technology services provided by Partner using a combination of: (a) the Service only with Partner Properties, and (b) Partner applications, technology, personnel and expertise.

Order Form” means the mutually executed New Relic purchasing documents entered into by the Parties.

Partner Data” means electronic data and information sent to the Account, including from a Designated Customer, uploaded or transmitted to the Service by or on behalf of the Partner, including from the Software, the Partner Properties, or Third-Party Services.

Partner Properties” includes Partner’s websites, infrastructure, networks, mobile applications, or other systems, as well as Partner accounts on Third-Party Services.

Privacy Notice” means the current New Relic Privacy Notice and Cookie Policy published at: https://newrelic.com/termsandconditions/privacy and  https://newrelic.com/termsandconditions/cookie-policy, respectively.

Service(s)” means the paid service offering described in an Order Form.

Software” means the distributed software, APIs, scripts, or other code proprietary to New Relic provided with the Service.

Subscription Term” means the period of time specified in an Order Form during which Partner subscribes to access a Service on behalf of its Designated Customer or any subsequent period following an automatic renewal hereunder.

 

 

Prior Versions of the MSP Agreement

February 6, 2020