Please carefully read these General Terms and Conditions (these “Terms & Conditions”) which govern the Customer’s access and use of the Services described in the Order Form.
By executing the Order Form and using any of the Services, the Customer agrees to be bound by these Terms
“Aggregated Statistics” means data and information related to Customer’s use of the Services that is used by DebtBook in an aggregate and anonymized manner, including statistical and performance information related to the Services.
“Agreement” means, collectively and to the extent applicable, the Order Form, any Customer Terms, these Terms & Conditions, and the Incorporated Documents, in each case as may be amended from time to time in accordance with their terms.
“Application Services” means DebtBook’s debt and lease management software-as-a-service application.
“Appropriate Security Measures” means, collectively, commercially reasonable technical and physical controls and safeguards intended to protect Customer Data against destruction, loss, unauthorized disclosure, or unauthorized access by employees or contractors employed by DebtBook.
“Authorized User” means any of Customer’s employees, consultants, contractors, or agents who are authorized by Customer to access and use any of the Services.
“Customer” means the person or entity purchasing the Services as identified in the Order Form.
“Customer Data” means, other than Aggregated Statistics, information, data, and other content, in any form or medium, that is transmitted by or on behalf of Customer or an Authorized User through the Services.
“Customer Terms” means any terms or agreements provided by Customer and applicable to the Services but only to the extent such terms or agreements are expressly referenced and incorporated into the Order Form. For the avoidance of doubt, “Customer Terms” does not include any purchase order or similar document generated by Customer unless such document is expressly referenced and incorporated into the Order Form.
“DebtBook” means Fifth Asset, Inc., d/b/a DebtBook, a Delaware corporation, and its permitted successor and assigns.
“DebtBook IP” means (1) the Services, Documentation, and Feedback, including all ideas, concepts, discoveries, strategies, analyses, research, developments, improvements, data, materials, products, documents, works of authorship, processes, procedures, designs, techniques, inventions, and other intellectual property, whether or not patentable or copyrightable, and all embodiments and derivative works of each of the foregoing in any form and media, that are developed, generated or produced by DebtBook arising from or related to the Services, Documentation, or Feedback; and (2) any intellectual property provided to Customer or any Authorized User in connection with the foregoing other than Customer Data.
“Documentation” means DebtBook’s end user documentation and content, regardless of media, relating to the Services made available from time to time on DebtBook’s website at https://support.debtbook.com.
“Feedback” means any comments, questions, suggestions, or similar feedback transmitted in any manner to DebtBook, including suggestions for new features, functionality, or changes to the DebtBook IP.
“Governing State” means, if Customer is a governmental entity, the state in which Customer is located. Otherwise, “Governing State” means the State of North Carolina.
“Implementation Services” means onboarding and implementation services, including entry of relevant data, as necessary to make the Application Services available to the Customer during the Initial Term.
“Initial Term” means the Initial Term of the Services beginning on the Effective Date and ending on the Initial Term End Date, as established in the Order Form.
“Order Form” means (1) the order document executed and delivered by DebtBook and Customer for the Initial Term or (2) to the extent applicable, any subsequent order document executed and delivered by DebtBook and Customer for any Renewal Term, including, in each case, any applicable Order Form Supplement.
“Order Form Supplement” means any Order Form Supplement expressly referenced and incorporated by reference into any Order Form.
“Renewal Term” means any renewal term established in accordance with the terms of the Agreement.
“Services” means, collectively, the Application Services, the Implementation Services, and the Support Services.
“SLA” means the Service Level Addendum generally applicable to all users of the Application Services, as posted to DebtBook’s website and as updated from time to time in accordance with its terms.
“Support Services” means the general maintenance services and technical support provided in connection with the Application, as more particularly described in the SLA.
“Term” means, collectively, the Initial Term and, if applicable, each successive Renewal Term.
“Usage Policy” means, collectively, DebtBook’s acceptable usage policy, any end user licensing agreement, or any similar policy generally applicable to all end users accessing the Application Services, in each case as posted to DebtBook’s website and as updated from time to time in accordance with its terms.
Each capitalized term used but not otherwise defined in these Terms & Conditions has the meaning given to such term in the applicable Order Form.
(a) Provision of Access. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement, DebtBook grants Customer and Customer’s Authorized Users a non-exclusive, non-transferable (except as permitted by these Terms)right to access and use the Application Services during the Term, solely for Customer’s internal use and for the Authorized Users’ use in accordance with the Agreement. DebtBook will provide to Customer the necessary passwords and network links or connections to allow Customer to access the Application Services.
(b) Documentation License. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement, DebtBook grants to Customer and Customer’s Authorized Users a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable (except as permitted by these Terms) license to use the Documentation during the Term solely for Customer’s and its Authorized User’s internal business purposes in connection with its use of the Services.
(c) Customer Responsibilities. Customer is responsible and liable for its Authorized Users’ access and use of the Services and Documentation, regardless of whether such use is permitted by the Agreement. Customer must use reasonable efforts to make all Authorized Users aware of the provisions applicable to their use of the Services, including the Incorporated Documents.
(d) Use Restrictions. Customer may not at anytime, directly or indirectly through any Authorized User, access or use the Services in violation of the Usage Policies, including any attempt to (1) copy, modify, or create derivative works of the Services or Documentation, in whole or in part; (2) sell, license, or otherwise transfer or make available the Services or Documentation except as expressly permitted by the Agreement; or(3) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, decode, or otherwise attempt to derive or gain access to any software component of the Services, in whole or in part. Customer will not knowingly transmit any personally identifiable information to DebtBook or any other third-partythrough the Services.
(e) Suspension. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Agreement, DebtBook may temporarily suspend Customer’s and any Authorized User’s access to any or all of the Services if: (1) Customer is more than 45 days late in making any payment due under, and in accordance with, the terms of the Agreement, (2) DebtBook reasonably determines that (A) there is a threat or attack on any of the DebtBook IP; (B) Customer’s or any Authorized User’s use of the DebtBook IP disrupts or poses a security risk to the DebtBook IP or to any other customer or vendor of DebtBook; (C) Customer, or any Authorized User, is using the DebtBook IP for fraudulent or other illegal activities; or (D) DebtBook’s provision of the Services to Customer or any Authorized User is prohibited by applicable law; or (3) any vendor of DebtBook has suspended or terminated DebtBook’s access to or use of anythird-party services or products required to enable Customer to access the Services (any such suspension, a “Service Suspension”). DebtBook will use commercially reasonable efforts to (i)provide written notice of any Service Suspension to Customer, (ii) provide updates regarding resumption of access to the Services, and (iii) resume providing access to the Services as soon as reasonably possible after the event giving rise to the Service Suspension is cured. DebtBook is not liable for any damage, losses, or any other consequences that Customer or any Authorized User may incur as a result of a Service Suspension.
(f) Aggregated Statistics. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Agreement, DebtBook may monitor Customer’s use of the Services and collect and compile Aggregated Statistics. As between DebtBook and Customer, all right, title, and interest in Aggregated Statistics, and all intellectual property rights therein, belong to and are retained solely by DebtBook. DebtBook may compile Aggregated Statistics based on Customer Data input into the Services. DebtBook may (1) make Aggregated Statistics publicly available in compliance with applicable law, and (2) use Aggregated Statistics as permitted under applicable law so long as, in each case, DebtBook’s use of any Aggregated Statistics does not identify the Customer or disclose Customer’s Confidential Information.
Subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement, DebtBook will use commercially reasonable efforts to make the Application Services and Support Services available in accordance with the SLA
(a)Fees. Customer will pay DebtBook the fees (“Fees”) set forth in the Order Form. DebtBook will invoice Customer for all Fees in accordance with the invoicing schedule and requirements set forth in the Order Form. Customer must pay all Fees in US dollars, and all Fees are fully earned once paid. To the extent permitted by applicable law, if Customer fails to make any payment when due, DebtBook may, without limiting any of its other rights, charge interest on the past due amount at the lowest of (1) the rate of 1.5% per month, (2)the rate established in any Customer Term, or (3) the maximum rate permitted under applicable law.
(b)Taxes. All Fees and other amounts payable by Customer under the Agreement are exclusive of taxes and similar assessments. Unless Customer is exempt from making any such payment under applicable law or regulation, Customer is responsible for all applicable sales, use, and excise taxes, and any other similar taxes, duties, and charges of any kind imposed by any federal, state, or local governmental or regulatory authority on any amounts payable by Customer under the Agreement, other than any taxes imposed on DebtBook’s income.
(a) From time to time during the Term, either party (the “Disclosing Party”) may disclose or make available to the other party (the “Receiving Party”) information about the Disclosing Party’s business affairs, products, confidential intellectual property, trade secrets, third-party confidential information, and other sensitive or proprietary information, whether in written, electronic, or other form or media, that is marked, designated, or otherwise identified as “confidential”, or which a reasonable person would understand to be confidential or proprietary under the circumstances (collectively, “Confidential Information”). For the avoidance of doubt, DebtBook’s Confidential information includes the DebtBook IP and the Application Services source code and specifications. As used in the Agreement, “Confidential Information” expressly excludes any information that, at the time of disclosure is (1) in the public domain;(2) known to the receiving party at the time of disclosure; (3) rightfully obtained by the Receiving Party on a non-confidential basis from a third party; or (4) independently developed by the Receiving Party.
(b) To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Receiving Party will hold the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information in strict confidence and may not disclose the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information to any person or entity, except to the Receiving Party’s employees, officers, directors, agents, subcontractors, financial advisors, and attorneys who have a need to know the Confidential Information for the Receiving Party to exercise its rights or perform its obligations under the Agreement or otherwise in connection with the Services. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party may disclose Confidential Information to the limited extent required (1) in order to comply with the order of a court or other governmental body, or as otherwise necessary to comply with applicable law, provided that the party making the disclosure pursuant to the order must first give written notice to the other party and make a reasonable effort to obtain a protective order; or (2) to establish a party’s rights under the Agreement, including to make required court filings.
(c) On the expiration or termination of the Agreement, the Receiving Party must promptly return to the Disclosing Party all copies of the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information, or destroy all such copies and, on the Disclosing Party’s request, certify inwriting to the Disclosing Party that such Confidential Information has been destroyed.
(d) Each party’s obligations under this Section are effective as of the Effective Date and will expire three years from the termination of the Agreement; provided, however, with respect to any Confidential Information that constitutes a trade secret (as determined under applicable law), such obligations of non-disclosure will survive the termination or expiration of the Agreement for as long as such Confidential Information remains subject to trade secret protection under applicable law.
(a) DebtBook IP. As between Customer and DebtBook, DebtBook owns all right, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the DebtBook IP.
(b) Customer Data. As between Customer and DebtBook, Customer owns all right, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the Customer Data. Customer hereby grants to DebtBook a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, sublicense, and otherwise use and display the Customer Data and perform all acts with respect to the Customer Data as may be necessary or appropriate for DebtBook to provide the Services to Customer.
(c) Effect of Termination. Without limiting either party’s obligations under Section 5, on written request by Customer made within 30 days after the effective date of termination of the Agreement, DebtBook, at no further charge to Customer, will (1) provide Customer with temporary access to the Application Services to permit Customer to retrieve its Customer Data in a commercially transferrable format and (2)use commercially reasonable efforts to assist Customer, at Customer’s request, with such retrieval.
(a) Functionality & Service Levels. During the Term, the Application Services will operate in a manner consistent with general industry standards reasonably applicable to the provision of the Application Services and will conform in all material respects to the Documentation and service levels set forth in the SLA when accessed and used in accordance with the Documentation. Except as expressly stated in the SLA, DebtBook does not make any representation, warranty, or guarantee regarding availability of the Application Services, and the remedies set forth in the SLA are Customer’s sole remedies and DebtBook’s sole liability under the limited warranty set forth in this paragraph.
(b) Security. DebtBook has implemented Appropriate Security Measures and has made commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its licensors and hosting providers, as the case may be, have implemented Appropriate Security Measures intended to protect Customer Data.
(c) EXCEPT FOR THE WARRANTIES SETFORTH IN THIS SECTION, DEBTBOOK IP IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND DEBTBOOK HEREBYDISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE.DEBTBOOK SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ALLWARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE. EXCEPT FORTHE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION, DEBTBOOK MAKES NO WARRANTY OFANY KIND THAT THE DEBTBOOK IP, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR RESULTS OF THE USE THEREOF,WILL MEET CUSTOMER’S OR ANY OTHER PERSON’S REQUIREMENTS, OPERATE WITHOUTINTERRUPTION, ACHIEVE ANY INTENDED RESULT, BE COMPATIBLE OR WORK WITH ANYSOFTWARE, SYSTEM, OR OTHER SERVICES, OR BE SECURE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, FREE OFHARMFUL CODE, OR ERROR FREE.
(d) DebtBook exercises no control over the flow of information to or from the Application Service, DebtBook’s network, or other portions of the Internet. Such flow depends in large part on the performance of Internet services provided or controlled by third parties. At times, actions or inactions of such third parties can impair or disrupt connections to the Internet. Although DebtBook will use commercially reasonable efforts to take all actions DebtBook deems appropriate to remedy and avoid such events, DebtBook cannot guarantee that such events will not occur. ACCORDINGLY, DEBTBOOK DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALLLIABILITY RESULTING FROM OR RELATING TO ALL SUCH EVENTS, AND EXCEPT ASOTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THE AGREEMENT, ANY OTHER ACTIONS OR INACTIONSCAUSED BY OR UNDER THE CONTROL OF A THIRD PARTY.
(a) DebtBook Indemnification.
(i) DebtBook will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Customer from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees)(collectively, “Losses”) incurred by Customer resulting from any third-party claim, suit, action, or proceeding (“Third-Party Claim”) that the Application Services, or any use of the Application Services in accordance with the Agreement, infringes or misappropriates such third party’s US patents, copyrights, or trade secrets, provided that Customer promptly notifies DebtBookin writing of the Third-Party Claim, reasonably cooperates with DebtBook in the defense of the Third-Party Claim, and allows DebtBook sole authority to control the defense and settlement of the Third-Party Claim.
(ii) If such a claim is made or appears possible, Customer agrees to permit DebtBook, at DebtBook’s sole expense and discretion, to (A) modify or replace the DebtBook IP, or component or part of the DebtBook IP, to make it non-infringing, or (B) obtain the right for Customer to continue use. If DebtBook determines that neither alternative is reasonably available, DebtBook may terminate the Agreement in its entirety or with respect to the affected component or part, effective immediately on written notice to Customer, so long as, in each case, DebtBook promptly refunds or credits to Customer all amounts Customer paid with respect to the DebtBookIP that Customer cannot reasonably use as intended under the Agreement.
(iii) DebtBook’s indemnification obligation under this Section will not apply to the extent that the alleged infringement arises from Customer’s use of the Application Services in combination with data, software, hardware, equipment, or technology not provided or authorized in writing by DebtBook or modifications to the Application Services not made by DebtBook.
(b) Sole Remedy. SECTION 8(a) SETS FORTH CUSTOMER’S SOLE REMEDIES AND DEBTBOOK’S SOLE LIABILITYFOR ANY ACTUAL, THREATENED, OR ALLEGED CLAIMS THAT THE SERVICES INFRINGE,MISAPPROPRIATE, OR OTHERWISE VIOLATE ANY THIRD PARTY’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYRIGHTS. IN NO EVENT WILL DEBTBOOK’SLIABILITY UNDER SECTION 8(a) EXCEED $1,000,000.
(c) Customer Indemnification. To the extent permitted by applicable law, Customer will indemnify, hold harmless, and, at DebtBook’s option, defend DebtBook from and against any Losses resulting from anyThird-Party Claim that the Customer Data, or any use of the Customer Data in accordance with the Agreement, infringes or misappropriates such third party’s intellectual property rights and any Third-Party Claims based on Customer’s or any Authorized User’s negligence or willful misconduct or use of the Services in a manner not authorized by the Agreement.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION, IN NO EVENT WILL EITHER PARTYBE LIABLE UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE AGREEMENT UNDER ANY LEGAL OREQUITABLE THEORY, INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE),STRICT LIABILITY, AND OTHERWISE, FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT,EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, ENHANCED, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER EITHERPARTY WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES OR SUCH LOSSESOR DAMAGES WERE OTHERWISE FORESEEABLE. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY OTHERWISE PROVIDEDIN THIS SECTION, IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF DEBTBOOK ARISINGOUT OF OR RELATED TO THE AGREEMENT UNDER ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, INCLUDINGBREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, ANDOTHERWISE EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNTS PAID TO DEBTBOOK UNDER THE AGREEMENT IN THE12-MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM. THE EXCLUSIONSAND LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION DO NOT APPLY TO CLAIMS PURSUANT TO SECTION 8.
(a) Term. Except as the parties may otherwise agree in the Order Form, or unless terminated earlier in accordance with the Agreement:
(i) the Initial Term of the Agreement will begin on the Effective Date and end on the Initial Term End Date;
(ii) the Agreement will automatically renew for successive 12-month Renewal Terms unless either party gives the other party written notice of non-renewal at least 30 days before the expiration of the then-current term; and
(iii) each Renewal Term will be subject to the same terms and conditions established under the Agreement, with any Fees determined in accordance with DebtBook’s then-current pricing schedule published on DebtBook’s website and generally appliable to all users of the Services, as provided to Customer at least 60 days before the expiration of thethen-current term.
(b) Termination. In addition to any other express termination right set forth in the Agreement:
(i) DebtBook may terminate the Agreement immediately if Customer breaches any of its obligations under Section2 or Section 5;
(ii) Customer may terminate the Agreement in accordance with the SLA;
(iii) either party may terminate the Agreement, effective on written notice to the other party, if the other party materially breaches the Agreement, and such breach: (A) is incapable of cure; or (B) being capable of cure, remains uncured 30 days after the non-breachingparty provides the breaching party with written notice of such breach;
(iv) if (1) Customer is a governmental entity and (2) sufficient funds are not appropriated to pay for the Application Services, then Customer may terminate the Agreement at any time without penalty following 30 days prior written notice to DebtBook; or
(v) either party may, to the extent permitted by law, terminate the Agreement, effective immediately on written notice to the other party, if the other party becomes insolvent or is generally unable to pay, or fails to pay, its debts as they become due or otherwise becomes subject, voluntarily or involuntarily, to any proceeding under any domestic or foreign bankruptcy or insolvency law.
(c) Survival. Only this Section and Section 1 (Definitions), Sections 4 through 6 (Fees; Confidential Information; Intellectual Property), Section 7(c) (Disclaimer of Warranties), and Sections8, 9 and 12 (Indemnification; Limitations of Liability; Miscellaneous) will survive any termination or expiration of the Agreement.
The parties to the Agreement are independent contractors. The Agreement does not create a joint venture or partnership between the parties, and neither party is, by virtue of the Agreement, authorized as an agent, employee, or representative of the other party.
(a) Governing Law; Submission to Jurisdiction. The Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Governing State, without regard to any choice or conflict of law provisions, and any claim arising out of the Agreement may be brought in the state or federal courts located in the Governing State. Each party irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction of such courts in any such suit, action, or proceeding,
(b) Entire Agreement; Order of Precedence. The Order Form, any Customer Terms, the Terms & Conditions, and the Incorporated Documents constitute the complete Agreement between the parties and supersede any prior discussion or representations regarding the Customer’s purchase and use of the Services.
To the extent any conflict exists between the terms of the Agreement, the documents will govern in the following order or precedence: (1) the Order Form (2) the Customer Terms, (3) the Terms & Conditions, and (4) the Incorporated Documents. No other purchasing order or similar instrument issued by either party in connection with the Services will have any effect on the Agreement or bind the other party in any way.
(c) Amendment; Waiver. No amendment to the Order Form, the Terms & Conditions, or the Customer Terms will be effective unless it is in writing and signed by an authorized representative of each party. DebtBook may update the Incorporated Documents from time-to-time following notice to Customer so long as such updates are generally applicable to all users of the Services. No waiver by any party of any of the provisions of the Agreement will be effective unless explicitly set forth in writing and signed by the party so waiving. Except as otherwise set forth in the Agreement, no failure to exercise, delay in exercising, or any partial exercise of any rights, remedy, power, or privilege arising from the Agreement will in any way waive or otherwise limit the future exercise of any right, remedy, power, or privilege available under the Agreement.
(d) Notices. All notices, requests, consents, claims, demands, and waivers under the Agreement (each, a “Notice”) must be in writing and addressed, if to Customer, to the recipients and addresses set forth on the Order Form (or to such other address as Customer may designate from time to time in accordance with this Section). All Notices to DebtBook must be addressed to the recipients and addresses set forth at https://www.debtbook.com/legal. All Notices must be delivered by personal delivery, nationally recognized overnight courier (with all fees pre-paid), or email (with confirmation of transmission), or certified or registered mail (in each case, return receipt requested, postage pre-paid).
(e) Force Majeure. In no event will either party be liable to the other party, or be deemed to have breached the Agreement, for any failure or delay in performing its obligations under the Agreement (except for any obligations to make payments), if and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by any circumstances beyond such party’s reasonable control, including acts of God, flood, fire, earthquake, pandemic, epidemic, problems with the Internet, shortages in materials, explosion, war, terrorism, invasion, riot or other civil unrest, strikes, labor stoppages or slowdowns or other industrial disturbances, or passage of law or any action taken by a governmental or public authority, including imposing an embargo.
(f) Severability. If any provision of the Agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability will not affect any other term or provision of the Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction.
(g) Assignment. Either party may assign its rights or delegate its obligations, in whole or in part, on 30 days prior written notice to the other party, to an affiliate or an entity that acquires all or substantially all of the business or assets of such party, whether by merger, reorganization, acquisition, sale, or otherwise. Except as stated in this paragraph, neither party may assign any of its rights or delegate any of its obligations under the Agreement without the prior written consent of the other party, which consent may not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned, or delayed. The Agreement is binding on and inures to the benefit of the parties and their permitted successors and assigns.
(h) Marketing. Neither party may issue press releases related to the Agreement without the other party’s prior written consent. Either party may include the name and logo of the other party in lists of customers or vendors.
(i) State-Specific Certifications& Agreements. To the extent required under the laws of the Governing State, DebtBook here by certifies and agrees as follows:
(i) DebtBook has not been designated by any applicable government authority or body as a company engaged in the boycott of Israel under the laws of the Governing State;
(ii) DebtBook is not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in the Agreement by any governmental department or agency of the Governing State;
(iii) DebtBook will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability, color, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, political affiliation or military/veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law; and
(iv) DebtBook will verify the work authorization of its employees using the federal E-Verify program and standards as promulgated and operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security and, if applicable, will require its subcontractors to do the same.
(j) Execution. Any document executed and delivered in connection with the Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which is deemed an original, but all of which together are deemed to be one and the same agreement. To the extent permitted by applicable law, electronic signatures may be used for the purpose of executing the Order Form by email or other electronic means. Any document delivered electronically and accepted is deemed to be “in writing” to the same extent and with the same effect as if the document had been signed manually.