1 GLOBALINX TERMS OF SERVICE- SIP Advantage Products Only GLOBALINX COMMUNICATIONS MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT STATEMENT OF GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS This agreement ("Agreement") is between GLOBALINX and an end user ("End User ). Any GLOBALINX services or products ("Services") provided by GLOBALINX to End User shall be governed by the terms and conditions herein. By purchasing the Services, END USER AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. They affect the legal rights between End User and GLOBALINX by, among other things, requiring (1) MANDATORY ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES; (2) charging an EARLY DISCONNECTION FEE; and (3) LIMITING GLOBALINX LIABILITY UNDER THE AGREEMENT. End User acknowledges that they are of legal age to enter into this Agreement. 1. TERMS AND CONDITIONS. The terms and conditions stated herein are in lieu of and replace any and all terms and conditions set forth in any documents issued by End User, including, without limitation, purchase orders and specifications. ANY ADDITIONAL, DIFFERENT, OR CONFLICTING TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON ANY SUCH DOCUMENT ISSUED BY END USER AT ANY TIME ARE HEREBY OBJECTED TO BY GLOBALINX, AND ANY SUCH DOCUMENTS SHALL BE WHOLLY INAPPLICABLE TO ANY SALE MADE OR SERVICE RENDERED HEREUNDER AND SHALL NOT BE BINDING IN ANY WAY ON GLOBALINX. No waiver or amendment to this contract or these terms and conditions shall be binding on GLOBALINX unless made in writing expressly stating that it is such a waiver or amendment and signed by an Officer of GLOBALINX. 2. TERM. The term of this Agreement ("Term") begins on the date that End User purchases Services and continues for a period of twenty four (24) months. At the end of the current Term, the Term is automatically renewed unless End User provides GLOBALINX, 30 days notice prior to the end of the current Term, notification of intention to cancel the service. End User agrees to pay for Services for the duration of the Term. Expiration of the Term does not alleviate End User of responsibility for paying all unpaid, accrued charges due hereunder. If End User chooses to cancel the service before the end of the current Term, Disconnection fees may apply as set forth below. a. Service Order Term. This agreement governs all orders for Services and Equipment between End User and GLOBALINX. Each order for Services will be issued a Service Order Number and will be sent to the End User via . The Term for each Service Order begins on the Service installation date and continues for a period of twenty four (24) months & SERVICE LIMITATIONS. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires that GLOBALINX provide E911 Service to all End Users who use GLOBALINX services within the United States. Sections apply to all End Users who use GLOBALINX services within the United States. Section 3.8 applies to all End
2 Users. a. 911 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. END USER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT GLOBALINX'S EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES DO NOT SUPPORT 911 EMERGENCY DIALING OR OTHER EMERGENCY FUNCTIONS IN THE SAME WAY THAT TRADITIONAL WIRELINE 911 SERVICES WORK. THE DIFFERENCES ARE DETAILED IN THIS SECTION 3 AND END USER AGREES TO NOTIFY ANY POTENTIAL USER OF THE SERVICES, WHO MAY PLACE CALLS USING END USER'S SERVICES, OF THE 911 LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN. END USER AGREES TO RESPOND AND AFFIRMATIVELY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT GLOBALINX HAS ADVISED END USER OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH AT E911 SERVICE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE OR MAY BE LIMITED IN COMPARISON TO TRADITIONAL 911 EMERGENCY DIALING. GLOBALINX ADVISES END USER TO MAINTAIN AN ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF ACCESSING TRADITIONAL 911 SERVICES. b. ELECTRICAL POWER. END USER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE SERVICES WILL NOT FUNCTION IN THE ABSENCE OF ELECTRICAL POWER. c. INTERNET ACCESS. END USER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE SERVICES WILL NOT FUNCTION IF THERE IS AN INTERRUPTION OF END USER'S BROADBAND OR HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS SERVICE. d. NON-VOICE SYSTEMS. END USER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE SERVICES ARE NOT SET UP TO FUNCTION WITH OUTDIALING SYSTEMS INCLUDING HOME SECURITY SYSTEMS, MEDICAL MONITORING EQUIPMENT, TTY EQUIPMENT, AND ENTERTAINMENT OR SATELLITE TELEVISION SYSTEMS. END USER HAS NO CLAIM AGAINST GLOBALINX FOR INTERRUPTION OR DISRUPTION OF SUCH SYSTEMS BY THE SERVICES e. GLOBALINX E911 SERVICE IS A MANDATORY COMPONENT OF ALL INBOUND/OUTBOUND VOICE SERVICE PLANS. E911 SERVICE IS NOT OFFERED ON VIRTUAL NUMBERS, TOLL-FREE NUMBERS OR SIMILAR SERVICE ACCESSORIES OR ADD-ON PLANS. E911 SERVICE IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN SELECTED AREAS. END USERS WHO SUBSCRIBE TO AT E911 SERVICE WILL BE REQUIRED TO REGISTER THE PHYSICAL LOCATION OF THEIR EQUIPMENT WITH GLOBALINX, EITHER ON THE GLOBALINX WEBSITE OR BY CALLING CUSTOMER SERVICE, AND AGREE TO UPDATE THE LOCATION WHENEVER THE PHYSICAL LOCATION OF SERVICE CHANGES. END USER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT GLOBALINX S ONLY MECHANISM FOR ROUTING 911 CALLS TO THE CORRECT EMERGENCY CALL TAKER IS THE PHYSICAL LOCATION CURRENTLY REGISTERED FOR THE ACCOUNT. END USER ACKNOWLEDGES AND UNDERSTANDS THAT ANY ENHANCED LOCATION INFORMATION PASSED TO AN EMERGENCY OPERATOR BY GLOBALINX WILL BE BASED UPON THE PHYSICAL LOCATION PROVIDED TO GLOBALINX BY END USER. IN THE EVENT THAT THE PHYSICAL LOCATION HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED OR IS NOT COMPLETE, GLOBALINX MAY ATTEMPT TO ROUTE A 911 CALL BASED UPON THE BILL-TO OR SHIP-TO ADDRESSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE END USER S ACCOUNT OR INITIAL ORDER. f. END USERS WHO ARE REQUIRED TO SUBSCRIBE TO GLOBALINX E911 SERVICE WILL BE SUBJECT TO A MONTHLY E911 SERVICE CHARGE. THE MONTHLY E911 SERVICE FEE SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO THE APPLICABLE RESIDENTIAL OR BUSINESS PLAN CHARGES FOR THE ASSOCIATED LINE. THE MONTHLY CHARGE FOR E911 SERVICE IS ASSESSED ON A "PER- LINE" BASIS (THAT IS, PER PHONE NUMBER BASIS), AND WILL BE SET AT A LEVEL THAT REIMBURSES GLOBALINX FOR THE DIRECT COSTS IT INCURS IN PROVIDING E911 SERVICE, INCLUDING EXPENSES GLOBALINX INCURS, EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN THE FORM OF STATE, COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL E911 SURCHARGES, E911 AUTOMATIC LOCATION INFORMATION (ALI) DATABASE STORAGE, LINE INFORMATION DATABASE AND CALLER ID (LIDB/CNAM) EXPENSES, AND ANY OTHER TAXES OR SURCHARGES DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROVISION OF SERVICES TO END USERS SUBSCRIBING TO THIS SERVICE. GLOBALINX RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJUST THE LEVEL OF CHARGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROVISION OF E911 SERVICES TO REFLECT INCREASES OR DECREASES IN THE COSTS IT INCURS. (SEE SECTION 11 REGARDING CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENT, SERVICES OR PLAN). g. END USER ALSO ACKNOWLEDGES THAT GLOBALINX E911 SERVICE HAS CERTAIN
3 CHARACTERISTICS THAT DISTINGUISH IT FROM TRADITIONAL, LEGACY, CIRCUIT-SWITCHED 911 SERVICE. THESE CHARACTERISTICS MAY MAKE AT E911 SERVICES UNSUITABLE FOR SOME END USERS. BECAUSE END USER CIRCUMSTANCES VARY WIDELY, END USERS SHOULD CAREFULLY EVALUATE THEIR OWN CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN DECIDING WHETHER TO RELY SOLELY UPON GLOBALINX E911 SERVICE. END USER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT IS END USER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO DETERMINE THE TECHNOLOGY OR COMBINATION OF TECHNOLOGIES BEST SUITED TO MEET END USER'S EMERGENCY CALLING NEEDS, AND TO MAKE THE NECESSARY PROVISIONS FOR ACCESS TO EMERGENCY CALLING SERVICES (SUCH AS MAINTAINING A CONVENTIONAL LANDLINE PHONE OR WIRELESS PHONE AS A BACKUP MEANS OF COMPLETING EMERGENCY CALLS). THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS DISTINGUISH GLOBALINX E911 SERVICE FROM TRADITIONAL, LEGACY, CIRCUIT-SWITCHED 911 SERVICE: i. GLOBALINX E911 SERVICE WILL NOT FUNCTION IF END USER'S DATA, PHONE OR VIDEOPHONE FAILS OR IS NOT CONFIGURED CORRECTLY OR IF END USER'S GLOBALINX SERVICE IS NOT FUNCTIONING FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ELECTRICAL POWER OUTAGE, BROADBAND SERVICE OUTAGE, OR SUSPENSION OR DISCONNECTION OF SERVICE BECAUSE OF BILLING OR OTHER ISSUES. IF THERE IS A POWER OUTAGE, END USER MAY BE REQUIRED TO RESET OR RECONFIGURE THE EQUIPMENT BEFORE BEING ABLE TO USE THE GLOBALINX SERVICE, INCLUDING FOR E911 PURPOSES. ii. AFTER INITIAL ACTIVATION OF THE E911 SERVICE, AND FOLLOWING ANY CHANGE OF AND UPDATE TO END USER S PHYSICAL LOCATION, THERE MAY BE SOME DELAY BEFORE THE AUTOMATIC NUMBER AND LOCATION INFORMATION IS PASSED TO THE LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICE OPERATOR. THIS INFORMATION IS TYPICALLY POPULATED INTO OUR NOMADIC E911 DATABASES PRIOR TO SERVICE ACTIVATION, BUT NO GUARANTEE CAN BE MADE THAT THE AUTOMATIC NUMBER AND LOCATION INFORMATION WILL BE ACTIVATED WITHIN THIS SCHEDULE. iii. THE LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICE OPERATOR RECEIVING GLOBALINX E911 EMERGENCY SERVICE CALLS MAY NOT HAVE A SYSTEM CONFIGURED FOR E911 SERVICES OR BE ABLE TO CAPTURE AND/OR RETAIN AUTOMATIC NUMBER OR LOCATION INFORMATION. THIS MEANS THAT THE OPERATOR MAY NOT KNOW THE PHONE NUMBER OR PHYSICAL LOCATION OF THE PERSON WHO IS MAKING THE GLOBALINX E911 CALL. DUE TO TECHNICAL FACTORS IN NETWORK DESIGN, AND IN THE EVENT OF NETWORK CONGESTION ON THE GLOBALINX NETWORK, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT A GLOBALINX 911 CALL WILL PRODUCE A BUSY SIGNAL OR WILL EXPERIENCE UNEXPECTED ANSWERING WAIT TIMES AND/OR TAKE LONGER TO ANSWER THAN 911 CALLS PLACED VIA TRADITIONAL, LEGACY, CIRCUIT-SWITCHED TELEPHONE NETWORKS. iv. IF END USER DOES NOT CORRECTLY IDENTIFY THE ACTUAL LOCATION WHERE THE GLOBALINX EQUIPMENT WILL BE LOCATED AT THE TIME OF ACTIVATION OF THE SERVICE, GLOBALINX E911 COMMUNICATIONS MAY NOT BE DIRECTED TO THE CORRECT LOCAL EMERGENCY OPERATOR. h. END USER ACKNOWLEDGES AND UNDERSTANDS THAT GLOBALINX WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SERVICE OUTAGE AND/OR INABILITY TO DIAL 911 OR ANY OTHER EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER USING GLOBALINX TO ACCESS AN EMERGENCY SERVICE OPERATOR DUE TO THE 911 DIALING CHARACTERISTICS AND LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT. END USER AGREES TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS GLOBALINX, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES AND AGENTS AND ANY OTHER SERVICE PROVIDER WHO FURNISHES SERVICES TO END USER IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, FINES, PENALTIES, COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES) BY, OR ON BEHALF OF, END USER OR ANY THIRD PARTY OR USER OF THE SERVICE RELATING TO THE FAILURE OR OUTAGE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING THOSE RELATED TO 911 DIALING.
4 4. SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT a. Purchase Requirements i. Product Purchase. End Users will place orders for Service through their telecom agent/consultant or directly with GLOBALINX. Each Service Order will be issued a Service Order Number via GLOBALINX systems and ed to the End User. The Service Orders must state the quantity, the Product(s) and Product numbers, applicable price, shipping instructions, and requested delivery date, special shipping instructions, bill to and ship to addresses, and any special order handling instructions, if any. ii. Decline to make shipments. GLOBALINX may decline to make shipments to End User if End User is delinquent in making payments to GLOBALINX or is otherwise in breach of this Agreement. iii. Delivery Dates. GLOBALINX will use reasonable efforts to ship and to deliver on requested scheduled dates but will not be liable for failure to do so. If for any reason GLOBALINX is unable to meet the shipment or delivery schedule, it shall provide notice to End User as soon as it is aware of the situation. iv. Product Pricing and Discounts. All Service Orders placed with GLOBALINX lock in prices for those products and services on those Service Orders through the end of their term. With regards to ongoing new Service Orders, GLOBALINX has the right at any time to 1. Change discounts or discount categories for its Products or Services, or 2. Adjust prices for the hardware or services it is providing. 3. Adjust international per minute prices. A list of international per minute charges can be found on the End User s My Account page. At no time can GLOBALINX guarantee a fixed international calling rate. b. RMA/Return Policy i. All returned products must have a GLOBALINX return authorization (RMA) number to be issued by GLOBALINX. RMA request for repair or replacement must follow the published RMA guidelines in Exhibit A. ii. RMAs will only be allowed during the time period allowed by the equipment manufactures warranty. 5. BILLING, CHARGES AND PAYMENT a. General 1. In the event GLOBALINX determines that an End User has utilized services with a charge in excess of such End User's credit limit, GLOBALINX may immediately bill End User for all charges incurred by such End User, regardless of End User's normal billing date or billing cycle. 2. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, GLOBALINX in its sole discretion reserves the right to terminate service unless all or any portion of accrued and unpaid charges are immediately paid, if the End User in its discretion determines that the End User's creditworthiness, financial condition, business practices, or usage patterns for the service expose GLOBALINX to a level of risk that GLOBALINX determines to be unacceptable. 3. A charge of $15.00 will apply for all dishonored checks issued to the Company. b. CREDIT TERMS All Services provided to End User and covered by the Agreement shall at all times be subject to credit approval or review by GLOBALINX. End User will provide such credit information or assurance as is requested by GLOBALINX at any time. GLOBALINX, in its sole discretion and judgment, may discontinue credit at any time without notice or require a deposit. c. BILLING GLOBALINX will provide End User with a monthly on-line billing statement for the Services. Such charges shall include activation fees, monthly service fees, shipping charges, disconnection fees, equipment charges, 911 fees, universal service charge fees, toll charges, regulatory recovery fees, taxes and any other applicable charges. Monthly service fees are paid in advance of each month's
5 service; toll charges and any other applicable charges are billed subsequent to the end of each month's service. Billing for monthly service fees commences upon purchase of the Services, and the first month's monthly service fee shall be prorated to take into account any partial month that may occur as the result of the date monthly service fees are initiated. d. LATE/NON-PAYMENT. If any charges for the Services are due but unpaid for any reason including, but not limited to, non-payment, insufficient funds or declined credit card charges, GLOBALINX may suspend or terminate the Services and all accrued charges shall be immediately due, plus a late fee of the lesser of 1.5% per month or the maximum allowed by law accrued from the date of invoice until payment in full is received by GLOBALINX. No suspension or termination of the Services or of this Agreement shall relieve End User from paying any amounts due hereunder. e. TAXES. Prices for the Services do not include any customs duties, sales, use, value added, excise, federal, state, local, public utility, universal service, e911 fees or other similar taxes. All such taxes shall be paid by End User and will be added to any amounts otherwise charged to End User. If any amounts paid for the Services are refunded by GLOBALINX, applicable taxes may not be refundable. f. REGULATORY RECOVERY FEE. A Regulatory Recovery Fee will be charged monthly to offset costs incurred by GLOBALINX in complying with inquiries and obligations imposed by federal, state and municipal regulatory bodies/governments and the related legal and billing expenses. This fee is not a tax. The Regulatory Recovery Fee will apply to the end users overall monthly recurring bill. g. DISCONNECTION FEES. If an End User terminates all Services, an individual Service Order or any product within a Service Order within twenty four (24) months of the initial installation of Services or a Service Order, GLOBALINX shall charge a service Disconnection Fee equal to 50% of the remaining term of the Services based on the customer s current Monthly Recurring Charge (MRC). All fees, including service fees, payable under this term plan shall be non-refundable and non-creditable. h. INTERNATIONAL RATE CHANGES. GLOBALINX may change the prices for international toll charges from time to time. GLOBALINX may change prices, plans, taxes or fees without any advance notice. In the event of a change in prices or toll charges, GLOBALINX will post such rate changes to the customer s My Account web site. International toll calling rates are updated monthly on the first of each month and no other notice shall be provided for changes to international toll calling rates. i. CREDITS. End User acknowledges and agrees that the Services are provided "as is, where is." Credit allowances for interruption of the Services shall be provided at the sole discretion of GLOBALINX. j. DISCOUNTS. From time to time in its sole discretion, GLOBALINX may offer promotions or discounts of activation or other fees. Any promotion or discount codes must be entered by End User upon purchase of the Services. End User shall not be entitled to a subsequent credit for such promotions or discounts, if not requested at the time of account creation or change of service. k. BILLING DISPUTES. End User must dispute any charges for the Services in writing within thirty (30) days of the date of the charge by GLOBALINX or End User waives any objection and further recourse. Written statements disputing charges must be sent to: i. Billing Department GLOBALINX Communications 820 State Street, 5th floor Santa Barbara, CA LOST, STOLEN, ALTERED OR BROKEN EQUIPMENT. End User shall not modify the Equipment physically or change any configuration parameters in any way without the express written permission of GLOBALINX. End User is responsible for all lost, stolen or broken Equipment and may be required to purchase a replacement to continue service. Customer owns equipment and is solely responsible for maintaining equipment. 7. PROHIBITED USES Any use of the Services or any other action that causes a disruption in the network integrity of GLOBALINX or its vendors, whether directly or indirectly, is strictly prohibited and could result in termination of the Services at the sole discretion of GLOBALINX. End User understands that neither
6 GLOBALINX nor its vendors are responsible for the content of the transmissions that may pass through the Internet and/or the Services. End User agrees that it will NOT use the Services in ways that violate laws (including but not limited to laws prohibiting transmission of unsolicited fax advertisements), infringe the rights of others, or interfere with the users, services, or equipment of the network. End User agrees and represents that it is purchasing the Services for its own internal use only, and shall not resell, transfer or make a charge to the Services without the advance express written permission of GLOBALINX. GLOBALINX Service Plans are for reasonable business use of End User only. Such use shall not include certain activities including, but not limited to, any autodialing, continuous or extensive call forwarding, continuous connectivity, fax broadcast, fax blasting, telemarketing (including without limitation charitable or political solicitation or polling), call center operations, junk faxing, fax spamming, calling/faxing any person (through the use of distribution lists or otherwise) who has not given specific permission to be included in such a process or any other activity that would be inconsistent with reasonable business usage. End User shall not transmit through the Service any unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature. End Users further agree not to transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation. Any use found to be inconsistent with this restriction will result in termination of the Service. GLOBALINX reserves the right to immediately terminate or modify the Services of any End User Plans if GLOBALINX determines, in its sole discretion, that End User is not using the services for End User's reasonable business use. 8. CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENT, SERVICES OR PLAN. GLOBALINX reserves the right to make changes to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Services and/or the Plan ("Change of Service"). In the event of a Change of Service, GLOBALINX will post to the Web Site currently located at End User may request a service change at anytime, subject to any applicable change of service fee and additional terms and conditions. The Service change will take effect in the first month after the Service is changed. In no case will an activation fee be credited after thirty (30) days from the initial purchase of the Services for a change or cancellation. 9. TERMINATION End User agrees to provide GLOBALINX with ninety (90) days notice of termination. End User shall be responsible for the full monthly service fee for the month during which the notice of termination of service is provided to GLOBALINX. In accordance with section 5, Disconnection Fees may apply. GLOBALINX reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, terminate or change the Services without advanced notice for any reason, including without limitation, misuse of the Services in any way, End User's breach of this Agreement, End User's failure to pay any sum due hereunder, suspected fraud or other activity by End User that adversely affects the Services, GLOBALINX, GLOBALINX network or other End User's use of the Services. GLOBALINX reserves the right to determine, at its sole discretion, what constitutes misuse of the Services and End User agrees that GLOBALINX determination is final and binding on End User. GLOBALINX may require an activation fee to change or resume a terminated or suspended account. a. Loss or Damages. GLOBALINX shall not be liable
7 to End User for any loss or damage End User may suffer as a result of GLOBALINX termination of this Agreement. 10. PRIVACY. GLOBALINX utilizes the public Internet and third party networks to provide fax and voice communication services. Accordingly, GLOBALINX cannot guarantee the security of fax or voice communications of End User. GLOBALINX is committed to respecting an End User's privacy. Once End User chooses to provide personally identifiable information, it will only be used in the context of the End User's relationship with GLOBALINX. GLOBALINX will not sell, rent, or lease End Users' personally identifiable information to others. Unless required by law or subpoena or if End User's prior permission is obtained, GLOBALINX will only share the personal data End User provides with other GLOBALINX entities and/or business partners that are acting on GLOBALINX behalf to complete the activities described herein. Such GLOBALINX entities and/or national or international business partners are governed by GLOBALINX privacy policies with respect to the use of this data. GLOBALINX is required to file numerous reports with different administrative bodies. As such, GLOBALINX may provide aggregate statistics about customers, sales and traffic patterns. None of these reports or statistics will include personally identifiable information. However, GLOBALINX reserves the right to use personally identifiable information to investigate and help prevent potentially unlawful activity that threatens either GLOBALINX or any company affiliated with GLOBALINX. Moreover, upon the appropriate request of a government agency, law enforcement agency, court or as otherwise required by law, GLOBALINX may disclose personally identifiable information. 11. BREACH. In the event of End User's breach of the terms of the Agreement, including without limitation, failure to pay any sum due hereunder, End User shall reimburse GLOBALINX for all attorney, court, collection and other costs incurred by GLOBALINX in the enforcement of GLOBALINX rights hereunder and GLOBALINX may keep any deposits or other payments made by End User. 12. INDEMNIFICATION. End User shall be solely responsible for, and shall indemnify and hold GLOBALINX free and harmless from any and all claims, suits, losses, expenses, liabilities and damages (including attorney's fees) arising out of the alleged acts or omissions of End User, its resellers, employees, servants, agents or any of them, including without limitation claims or damages arising out of any claims, warranties or representations which differ from the warranty and product documentation provided by GLOBALINX in its product packaging. 13. DISCLAIMER OF CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL GLOBALINX OR ITS VENDORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS, OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE SERVICES OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED HEREUNDER WHETHER DUE TO A BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, THE NEGLIGENCE OF AT OR ITS VENDORS OR OTHERWISE. 14. WARRANTY AND LIABILITY LIMITATIONS. GLOBALINX MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER AT NOR ITS VENDORS WILL BE LIABLE FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO GLOBALINX'S OR END USER'S TRANSMISSION FACILITIES OR PREMISE EQUIPMENT OR
8 FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF END USER'S DATA FILES, PROGRAMS, PROCEDURES OR INFORMATION THROUGH ACCIDENT, FRAUDULENT MEANS OR DEVICES, OR ANY OTHER METHOD, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGE OCCURS AS A RESULT OF GLOBALINX'S OR ITS VENDORS' NEGLIGENCE. ANY CLAIM AGAINST GLOBALINX MUST BE MADE WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE EVENT OF THE CLAIM OR 90 DAYS FROM THE TERMINATION OF SERVICE, WHICHEVER IS EARLIER AND GLOBALINX HAS NO LIABILITY THEREAFTER. GLOBALINX'S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, CREDIT OR REFUND. GLOBALINX MAY ELECT TO PROVIDE A REFUND IN LIEU OF CREDIT, REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR. ALL WARRANTIES COVER ONLY DEFECTS ARISING UNDER NORMAL USE AND DO NOT INCLUDE MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES RESULTING FROM MISUSE, ABUSE, NEGLECT, ALTERATION, MODIFICATION, IMPROPER INSTALLATION, OR REPAIRS BY ANYONE OTHER THAN GLOBALINX. IN NO EVENT SHALL GLOBALINX'S TOTAL LIABILITY HEREUNDER EXCEED THE AMOUNTS PAID BY END USER TO GLOBALINX IN THE PRIOR TWELVE (12) MONTHS FROM DATE OF CLAIM. 15. EXPORT COMPLIANCE. End User agrees to comply with U. S. export laws concerning the transmission of technical data and other regulated materials via the Services. End User agrees to comply with applicable local, state and federal regulations governing the locality in which the Equipment and Services are used. 16. PHONE NUMBERS AND WEB PORTAL DISCONTINUANCE. Upon expiration, cancellation or termination of the Services, End User shall relinquish and discontinue use of any Numbers, voice mail access numbers and/or web portals assigned to End User by GLOBALINX or its vendors. Customer s phone numbers can be ported to another service provider as long as their billing is current and paid. 17. SOFTWARE COPYRIGHT. Any software used by GLOBALINX to provide the Services and any software provided to End User in conjunction with providing the Services are protected by copyright law and international treaty provisions. End User may not copy the software or any portion of it. 18. SURVIVAL. The provisions of section 3, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19 and 21 shall survive any termination of the Agreement. 19. NOTICES. GLOBALINX communicates with End Users primarily via . Notices to End User shall be sent to the address specified by End User at the time of registration for the Services or as subsequently specified by End User (" Address"). End User is responsible for notifying GLOBALINX of any Address changes. End User agrees that sending a message to the Address is the agreed upon means of providing notification. is used to communicate important information about the Services, billing, changes to the Services and other information. The information is time-sensitive in nature. It is required that End User read any sent to the Address in a timely manner in order to avoid any potential interruption in the Services provided hereunder. 20. FORCE MAJEURE (EVENTS BEYOND OUR CONTROL). GLOBALINX shall not be liable for any delay in performance directly or indirectly caused by or resulting from acts of God, fire, flood, accident, riot, war, terrorism, government intervention, embargoes, strikes, labor difficulties, equipment failure, late delivery by suppliers or other difficulties of GLOBALINX as may occur in spite of GLOBALINX's best efforts. 21. GOVERNING LAW. The Agreement and the relationship between End User and GLOBALINX shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. To the extent court action is initiated to enforce an arbitration award or for any other reason, End User and GLOBALINX agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts within the state of California, to the extent possible in Santa Barbara County, and waive any objection as to venue or inconvenient forum. The failure of GLOBALINX to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Agreement is found by a court of
9 competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Agreement remain in full force and effect. End User agrees that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. 22. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. The terms and conditions of this Agreement, along with the rates constitute the entire agreement with regard to this sale and expressly supersede and replace any prior or contemporaneous agreements, written or oral, relating to the Services. This agreement shall be binding upon the heirs, successors, and assigns of GLOBALINX and End User. Exhibit A RMA Policy To Receive an RMA Contact Provide the following to support technician: product name, serial number and MAC address (if applicable), and reason for return of product. AT support technician will issue a ticket number and troubleshoot problem with customer to verify issues. RMA number will be ed to customer for the return of product(s) under warranty. Customer must then provide replacement shipping address. Returning RMA Products Products are to be returned in original box. All original cords, power supplies, CD s books, etc. must be included. RMA number must appear on outside of shipping box. Product must be packed properly in shipping box. Product should be returned to: Adaption Technologies 1009 Pruitt Rd. The Woodlands, TX Attn: RMA Product (s) returned without RMA number will be immediately returned to sender at their cost. Customer is responsible for freight back to AT. Once RMA Product(s) Received When faulty product is received, AT lab will test to confirm product issues. If product is bad, replacement product will be shipped (ground) to customer unless product was advanced replaced. If product is found good, product will be returned to customer and associated charges will be applied unless product was advanced replaced. All replacements will be invoiced and credit memos will be provided upon receipt of faulty products. All replacements will be of like kind or better condition at the discretion of AT Advanced Replacement Returns If advance replacement is required, customer will be invoiced and product(s) shipped ground. Normal customer terms will apply. If shipping method, other than (GROUND) is required, customer will be responsible for difference in ground charges and alternative method. Customer may request that AT includes a return label for faulty product to be returned. Charges will apply for the return label. Defective product must then be returned to AT within 10 business days. Other Reasons for Returns Reasons may include: Incorrect equipment product was ordered and needs to be exchanged for like equipment. Returning These Products Return request must be received by AT in usual manner, within 15 days of date of purchase. Product must be unopened and un-used. For above mentioned returns, when all requirements are met: Credits for advanced replacement RMAs and confirmed AT errors must be credited back to the original form of payment made by the customer for their advanced replacement or purchase of product(s) without finance charges. Credits for other returns are to be applied by default to their AT account. If customer requests credit back to a credit card, a 6% finance charge of the full amount must be subtracted from credit amount.
10 Credits to credit cards will be applied by AT accounting department. Products being authorized for return within 15 days, under this scenario, must be handled on an individual basis, at the discretion of AT. Penalties and Charges Penalty Costs 1. Open box RMA returns issued within 30 days are subject to a 15% restock fee.