These are the general SaaS terms and conditions for Educa.Pro (the “Terms”), a software service offered by Educa Corporate Learning B.V. having its office at Weteringschans 165 c, (1017 XD) Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under number 87142120, and in these Terms hereafter referred to as “Educa”.
1.1 In these Terms, words written with capitals and not defined elsewhere will have the following meaning:
1.2 Unless the context shows otherwise, the defined concepts in the singular include also the plural and vice versa.
2.1 These Terms apply to all offers and quotes of, or agreements with, Educa, as well as to the provision and availability of the Service to the Client. By submitting a Subscription Request, through the website or via email, or accepting an offer, the Client agrees with and accepts the applicability of these Terms. These Terms and any Subscription Request accepted by Educa (including any conditions applicable to such acceptance) will constitute the entire agreement between Educa and the Client with regard to the use of and access to the Service and replace all previous oral or written agreements between the Client and Educa (to the extent applicable).
2.2 The applicability of any purchase terms or any other general conditions of the Client are explicitly rejected. Additions to or deviations from these Terms shall only apply if and where agreed in writing between Educa and the Client.
2.3 If any provision of these Terms is held invalid or otherwise unenforceable, the enforceability of the remaining provisions of these Terms will not be impaired thereby. In such event, Educa will replace the invalid provision with a provision that is valid and enforceable thereby taking into account the intention of the original provision.
2.4 Educa is entitled to unilaterally amend the Terms at any time, after which the Terms shall apply in the amended form to any and all subsequent offers, quotes or subscriptions, or any subsequent activities in connection with the Service, and/or any other legal relationships subsequently arising. In the event the Client does not wish to accept the amended version of the Terms, the Client should immediately inform Educa of its objections in writing, whereby the Client may continue its Subscription for the remainder of the Subscription term under the last applicable version of the Terms. Any renewal (automatically or expressly) of the Subscription after termination of the applicable Subscription term will then be subject to the amended version of the Terms.
2.5 These Terms have also been drawn up for the benefit of: (a) all companies which Educa is affiliated with in a group, has or has had a management or cooperation agreement with including their directors and shareholders; (b) all directors, (former) employees and third parties (as well as their heirs) who work/have worked in any way for or were affiliated with or employed by Educa; and (c) all third parties Educa may engage in connection with the provision of the Service. The Terms apply as a third-party clause as referred to in Book 6, Section 253 of the Dutch Civil Code for the benefit of all persons and legal entities referred to in this clause. As a result they are entitled to invoke the respective provisions in these Terms as the occasion arises.
3.1 After Educa has accepted a Subscription Request from the Client, Educa will provide the necessary tools to enable the Client to access and use the Service, such subject to the Subscription.
3.2 Any (delivery) dates or timelines specified by Educa shall be established to the best of Educa’s knowledge on the basis of the information available to it at the time. Any such (delivery) dates or timelines shall in all cases be target dates and shall not bind Educa in any way.
3.3 Pursuant to acceptance of the Subscription Request, the Client will:
3.4 The Client will be independently responsible for complying with or having installed the minimum (auxiliary) software or system requirements in order to achieve the interoperability with the Service. Educa does not warrant or represent that the Service will be compatible with any other software or systems.
3.5 The Client – thereby explicitly including its Affiliates – is only entitled to apply for a Freemium Subscription once. Any subsequent Freemium Subscription Requests may be rejected to the sole discretion of Educa.
4.1 The Client will pay the fee applicable to the Subscription Type’s subscribed for and any other applicable charges invoiced (“Fees”).
4.2 All Fees are exclusive of value added tax (VAT) and other levies imposed or to be imposed by the government, unless explicitly indicated otherwise by Educa. All Fees are payable in the displayed currency applicable to the Client, unless explicitly indicated otherwise by Educa.
4.3 Fees are paid on a monthly basis, in advance, and can be made by direct debit or credit card, or as indicated otherwise. The Client shall never be entitled to suspend any payment or to set off amounts due.
4.4 Unless explicitly indicated or agreed otherwise, invoices of Educa are due and payable within fourteen (14) days after the invoice date.
4.5 With regard to the Fees due by the Client, the relevant documents and data from Educa’s administration or systems provide full evidence, without prejudice to the Client’s right to provide evidence to the contrary.
4.6 In the event of a periodic payment obligation, Educa is entitled to adjust the applicable Fees and rates on an annual basis with an increase of maximum 15%.
4.7 If the Client fails to (timely) pay the Fees due, the Client will incur statutory commercial interest on the outstanding amount, without any demand or notice of default being required. If the Client continues to fail to pay the amount due after receipt of the demand or notice of default, Educa may assign the claim, in which case the Client, in addition to the total amount due at that time, will also be obliged to pay all judicial and extrajudicial costs, including all (legal) costs of third parties.
4.8 If the Client fails to (timely) pay the Fees due, Educa also has the right to suspend or limit the Client’s access to the Service until the outstanding Fees have been fully made or proper security has been provided.
4.9 If the Client consists of more than one natural- or legal persons, or if the Service and/or other products or services provided by Educa are for the benefit of several natural- and/or legal persons, each of these persons shall be joint and severally liable in respect of payment of the Fees due.
5.1 The Client shall not use the Service in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Service or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Service.
5.2 The Client furthermore warrants and guarantees:
5.3 The Client acknowledges and accepts that Educa retains the right to remove any information or content that is deemed – to Educa’s sole discretion – in violation of these Terms, and in particular the warranties and prohibited uses as stipulated under clause 5.2. Educa also has the right to immediately terminate the Client’s access to and use of the Service in the event of such violation.
5.4 Educa reserves the right to modify (including but not limited to adding or removing features), discontinue or terminate Service or any part thereof, for any reason without notice and at any time. Educa cannot be held liable for damages or loss of the Client or any third party as a consequence of any such modification, discontinuance or termination.
5.5 Unless agreed otherwise in writing, the Client is responsible for the management, including control of the settings, the use of the Service – also by end-users – and the way in which the results and insights of the Service will be interpreted and used. The Client is also responsible for the instruction to and use by end-users, regardless of whether these end-users are in an authority relationship towards the Client.
5.6 Educa has no control over, and shall not be responsible or liable for: (a) the uploading, transmission and/or sharing of the Client Data or any other uploaded or shared content; (b) verification and validation of the Client Data or any other uploaded or shared content; (c) verification and validation of the (data) outcomes, insights, results and visualisations resulting from the use of the Service. The Client agrees to indemnify and hold Educa harmless from and against any claim, demand, damages or costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of (damage)claims or liabilities arising from the actions under (a), (b) or (c) of this clause.
5.7 The Client acknowledges and accepts that Analytics Data may be used and shared with Affiliates and trusted third parties, such in accordance with Educa’s privacy statement.
6.1 Although Educa undertakes to provide and maintain the Service with the most reasonable care, the accuracy and completeness of the functionalities and data within the Service cannot be guaranteed. The Service is provided ‘AS IS’ and ‘AS AVAILABLE’. The Client acknowledges that complex software is never wholly free from defects, errors, security vulnerabilities or bugs. Educa does not guarantee that the Service shall at all times function without error or interruption, nor that it will be wholly free from defects, errors and bugs; Educa only guarantees the quality, functionality and availability of the Service if and to the extent explicitly guaranteed by Educa in writing.
6.2 Where appropriate for the proper performance of Support or additional services, Educa reserves the right to engage Affiliates or third parties to carry out (part of) the Support or other services, such at the discretion of Educa. In this respect, the applicability of articles 7:404, 7:407 paragraph 2, and 7:409 Dutch Civil Code is expressly excluded.
6.3 Educa will use commercially reasonable efforts to make the Service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except during planned or unplanned downtime. Educa will use commercially reasonable efforts to inform the Client of the downtime in advance, if and when possible. For the avoidance of doubt, downtime caused directly or indirectly by (i) a Force Majeure event, (ii) failure of the Client’s computer systems or networks, (iii) any breach by the Client of these Terms, (iv) any scheduled maintenance in accordance with these Terms or service level agreement (as applicable) or (v) maintenance, downtime or issues at the selected public cloud provider where the Service runs, shall not be considered a breach of this Agreement.
6.4 Educa may at any time (temporarily) suspend or limit the use or availability of the Service or part thereof, insofar this is necessary to execute maintenance or implement updates, upgrades or new releases of the Service or functionalities. Educa undertakes commercially reasonable efforts to inform the Client of such suspensions in advance, if and when possible. A (temporary) suspension or limitation of the Service or part thereof shall not create any claim or right to compensation or refund(s) of the Fee(s) for the Client against Educa.
6.5 Educa will handle properly substantiated requests for Support within a reasonable period of time depending on severity and impact. Educa cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of responses in connection with the Support provided. Unless agreed otherwise in writing, Support will only be provided on Business Days during Business Hours.
7.1 All Intellectual Property Rights in and related to the Service shall exclusively vest in Educa or its licensors. The Client only acquires those rights of use that are explicitly granted in and in accordance with these Terms.
7.2 All rights of use granted to the Client under the Subscription shall be non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable and solely granted for internal business use, such until terminated by the Client or Educa in accordance with these Terms.
7.3 All rights of use granted to the Client shall be subject to the condition that the Client has fully paid all applicable Fees in respect of the Subscription. If a periodic payment obligation applies use, the Client shall be entitled to the right of use for as long as it continues to meet this periodic payment obligation.
7.4 The Client is prohibited from removing or amending any indications or credits of Intellectual Property Rights or confidentiality from the Service, websites, data files, documentation or materials as disclosed by Educa.
7.5 The Client acknowledges and accepts that Educa is permitted to use the Client’s, name logo and use-case for marketing purposes.
8.1 Notwithstanding any applicable non-disclosure agreement, any Confidential Information received shall be held in confidence and not be disclosed or used except to the extent that such disclosure or use is reasonably necessary to perform any of the obligations under these Terms, or as explicitly permitted under these Terms.
8.2 The confidentiality terms in this clause shall not apply to the disclosure of information, that:
8.3 The burden of proof for raising one of the exclusions in clause 8.2, vests with the Client invoking this exclusion.
8.4 Upon the termination of the Subscription, regardless of the reason thereof, any Confidential Information will be destroyed without withholding any copies thereof, unless statutory provisions (e.g. financial administration) require a longer retention in which event the Client shall continue to observe applicable security and confidentiality measures.
9.1 For the purpose of maintaining the Service and providing Support or additional services, Educa may have access to personal data -within the meaning of the GDPR- of the Client, its employees and/or customers of the Client. Where Educa processes such personal data on behalf of the Client, Educa qualifies as the ‘processor’ and the Client as the ‘controller’.
9.2 If no separate data processing agreement will be concluded between Educa and the Client, the provisions in this clause will constitute the data processing agreement in accordance with Article 28 paragraph 3 of the GDPR:
10.1 A paid Subscription Type (not being the Freemium Subscription) is entered into for the initial term of twelve (12) months, unless explicitly agreed otherwise. After expiry of the initial term, the Subscription Type (not being the Freemium Subscription) is automatically renewed for subsequent periods of each twelve (12) months, unless that Subscription Type is adequately and timely terminated in accordance with these Terms.
10.2 The initial term of a Freemium Subscription is thirty (30) days. After expiry of the initial term, the Freemium Subscription is automatically upgraded into a payable Subscription Type (as further detailed on the website of Educa), unless the Client timely notifies Educa of its desire to either terminate the Subscription Type, or to change the Subscription Type. Prior to expiration of the Freemium Subscription, the Client receives a notification for upgrade to a payable Subscription Type. If the Client chooses not to upgrade to a Subscription Type, the Service shall be terminated upon expiration of the Freemium Subscription and all Client Date shall be irrevocably removed and deleted.
10.3 Each Subscription Type (other than the Freemium Subscription) may be terminated for convenience by both the Client or Educa in writing with due observance of a notice period of at least one (1) month prior to the end of the initial term or the then applicable twelve (12) months renewal term.
10.4 The Client may at any time during the Subscription submit a request for an ‘upgrade’ of its Subscription Type through notification to Educa. An upgrade of the Subscription Type may result in more education and learning materials and studies, more features or more services as further detailed on the website of Educa. In the event of an upgrade of the Subscription Type, the relevant Subscription Type term will not change, only the Fee payable by the Client pursuant and applicable to the upgraded Subscription Type will change per the date of the upgrade.
10.5 Educa also has the right to terminate a Subscription with the Client with immediate effect and without incurring any liability, by providing notice to the Client, in the event:
10.6 Upon the termination of a Subscription, regardless of the reason thereof, the right of the Client to use the Service immediately ceases and the Credentials may be revoked. Unless otherwise provided for in these Terms, the Client will not be entitled to any refunds of any Fees, pro rata or otherwise, and any outstanding Fees on the effective date of such termination will become immediately due and payable in full.
11.1 The total aggregate liability of Educa due to an attributable failure in providing the Service or due to any other reason whatsoever, explicitly including any indemnification obligations, shall be limited to the compensation of direct damages only and not exceeding the sum of the total Fees (excl. VAT) received by Educa from the Client in the six (6) months prior to occurrence of the damage. Educa’s liability will furthermore under all circumstances be limited to the amount actually paid out by the liability insurance as a result of the claim in question.
11.2 Educa’s liability for indirect loss or damage, including but not limited to consequential loss or damage, loss of profit, loss of revenues, missed savings, reduced goodwill, loss or damage due to business stagnation or interruption, loss or damage as a result of claims by the Client’s customers, loss or damage in connection with the use of the Service and materials or software of third parties, is excluded. Also Educa’s liability for the damage, destruction or loss of data, or for the (temporary) unavailability of the Service due to maintenance by Educa, is excluded.
11.3 The exclusions and restrictions referred to in clause 11.1 to 11.2 will not apply if and in so far as the damage or loss are the result of an intentional act or gross recklessness by the management of Educa.
11.4 Educa is not obliged to meet any obligation pursuant to these Terms if Educa is prevented from doing so as a result of Force Majeure. Educa shall never be liable for any damages and costs incurred by the Client or any third party which are the result of Force Majeure.
11.5 Except where performance by Educa is permanently impossible, Educa will only be in default for an attributable failure after it has been given written notice of the default thereby granting Educa with a reasonable term of at least thirty (30) days to remedy the default. The notice of default must contain a comprehensive and detailed description of the breach, in order to ensure that the Educa has the opportunity to respond adequately.
11.6 A condition for the filing of any claim to damages is always that the Client reports the damage to Educa in writing as soon as possible and in any event not later than 10 (ten) days after the damage occurred. Claims for damages against Educa shall in any event lapse by the mere expiry of six (6) months after the damage occurred, unless Client has filed its statement of claim for such damages with the applicable court before the last day of that six (6) months period.
11.7 Client shall indemnify Educa from and against all claims, claims, damage, losses and costs (including legal (attorney) costs) of third parties arising from or in any way related to:
12.1 These Terms shall be exclusively governed by the laws of The Netherlands. The applicability of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods 1980 is explicitly excluded.
12.2 Any disputes that may arise between Educa and the Client arising from or in connection with these Terms, and cannot be settled amicably, shall be exclusively brought before the competent court of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.