Katana Ambassador Agreement
This AMBASSADOR AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is between Katana Technologies OÜ, an Estonian company (“Katana”), with an address of Erika 14, Tallinn 10416, Estonia, and you or your company, organization, or entity (“Ambassador”), (collectively, the “Parties”).
Katana is a Smart Workshop Software, designed to revolutionize the way modern makers, crafters and small manufacturers work. It is an innovative, easy-to-use, and affordable solution for managing production and inventory efficiently.
Ambassador and Katana each desire that Ambassador promote the Services (as defined below) to potential Customers (as defined below) and refer such Customers to Katana for a referral commission, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements contained herein, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby expressly acknowledged, the Parties, intending to be legally bound, agree as follows:
As used in this Agreement and any amendments or exhibits therein, each capitalized term will have the meaning and definition specified below:
1.1 “Katana Marketing Materials” means marketing materials developed by or for the benefit of Katana and used to market and promote the Services. Katana may modify or alter Katana Marketing Materials at any time in its sole discretion, without notice or notification.
1.2 “Katana Marks” means trademarks, service marks, logos, insignias, trade dress, brand assets and branded terms, and other designations proprietary to Katana. Katana may modify or alter Katana Marks at any time in its sole discretion, without notice or notification.
1.3 “Confidential Information” has the meaning as defined in Section 6.1.
1.4 “Customer” means an end-user who acquires the Services for use (and not for re-sale) and agrees to a Subscription for the Services.
1.5 "Derivative Work" means any work which uses, is based on, or incorporates the Services or any part thereof, including, without limitation, translations, adaptations, condensations, improvements, updates, enhancements, or any other form in which the Services or any part thereof may be recast, transformed, adapted, or revised.
1.6 “Intellectual Property Rights” means trade secrets, trade names, trademarks, logos, trade dress, copyrights, patents, proprietary information, know-how, processes, methodologies, designs, formulas, procedures, programs, methods, apparatuses, ideas, inventions, creations, improvements, works of authorship or other similar material, moral rights, publicity rights, privacy rights, and any and all other proprietary rights and any and all applications, registrations, renewals, extensions, and restorations thereof, now or hereafter in force and effect anywhere in the world.
1.7 “Person” means an individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other entity.
1.8 “Services” means Katana’s offerings as defined in Katana’s Terms of Service. Katana may modify or alter the Services at any time in its sole discretion, without notice or notification.
1.9 “Subscription” to Katana encompasses access to paid features.
1.9 “Term” means the period of time described in Section 5.1.
2. LICENSE GRANTS; OWNERSHIP
2.1 License Grants.
2.1.1 License. Subject to Ambassador’s compliance with all terms of this Agreement, Katana hereby grants to Ambassador a revocable, non-transferable, worldwide, non-exclusive license during the Term to market, promote, display, and demonstrate the Services solely for the purpose of promoting the Services to Customers and potential Customers. Katana grants no rights under this Agreement to Ambassador to sublicense, resell, or otherwise distribute or provide the Services to Customers or third parties or for subsequent sublicensing, resale, or other distribution to end users or other distributors.
2.1.2 Katana Trademark License. Subject to such written guidelines as may be periodically provided by Katana to Ambassador, Katana hereby grants to Ambassador a revocable, non-transferable, worldwide, non-exclusive license during the Term to use Katana Marks solely for the purpose of promoting the Services to Customers or potential Customers.
2.1.3 Quality Control. Any uses by Ambassador of the Services, Katana Marks, or Katana Marketing Materials shall conform to all standards set by Katana from time to time, and not be sold, used, distributed, or disclosed by Ambassador unless approved by Katana. Ambassador acknowledges and agrees that this Section constitutes a material term of this Agreement.
2.1.4 Misuse or Infringement. Ambassador will use its best efforts to notify Katana promptly of any misuse or infringement of Katana Intellectual Property Rights of which it becomes aware, and will cooperate with Katana, where reasonably necessary, to protect Katana Intellectual Property Rights against infringement. Any decision to take action against misuse or infringement will be entirely at Katana’s discretion, and any damages recovered will be solely for Katana.
2.1.5 Reservation of Rights. Katana reserves all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement, and does not transfer any right, title, or interest to any Intellectual Property Rights contained in the Services.
2.1.6 No Modifications. Ambassador shall not (i) alter, modify, adapt, translate, or create Derivative Works from the whole or any part of the Services, Katana Marks, or Katana Marketing Materials; (ii) permit the whole or any part of the Services to be merged, combined with, or otherwise incorporated into any other product; or (iii) copy, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any part thereof, unless expressly permitted to do so herein.
2.2 Ownership. Ambassador acknowledges and agrees that Katana maintains exclusive ownership of the Services, Katana Marks, and Katana Marketing Materials, including all Derivative Works, updates, or modifications thereto, and all copies and all portions thereof. All goodwill arising with respect to the use of the Services, Katana Marks, and Katana Marketing Materials shall inure to Katana’s exclusive benefit. Ambassador will not attack, question, or contest the validity of Katana’s ownership of Katana Intellectual Property Rights, both during the Term and thereafter. Ambassador will not remove, alter, or conceal any Katana copyright or other proprietary notice displayed on the Services, Katana Marks, or Katana Marketing Materials. Ambassador shall not use any language or display Katana Intellectual Property Rights in such a way as to create the impression that Katana Intellectual Property Rights belong to Ambassador.
2.3 Feedback. Ambassador acknowledges and agrees that any suggestions, questions, comments, ideas, enhancement requests, recommendations, or other feedback provided by Ambassador relating to any aspect of the Services, any of Katana’s products or services, any aspect of Katana business, or in association with any of Katana’s related products, services, or business (“Feedback”) is the exclusive property of Katana, and may be used or exploited by Katana without restriction, condition, or compensation of any kind to Ambassador. Ambassador hereby assigns and waives its rights in any Feedback.
3. OBLIGATIONS OF AMBASSADOR
3.1 Obligations as an Ambassador. Ambassador hereby agrees: (i) to use its best efforts to (a) promote the Services to potential Customers; and (b) satisfy all reasonable criteria and policies given in writing to Ambassador by Katana during the Term; (ii) to conduct business in a manner that reflects favorably at all times on the Services, goodwill, and reputation of Katana; (iii) not to use Katana Intellectual Property Rights, except as authorized in this Agreement; (iv) to make such filings and take such actions as may be required to remain qualified to do business and perform its obligations hereunder under all applicable laws; (v) to perform its obligations under this Agreement in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, privacy and anti-spam laws; (vi) to avoid deceptive, misleading, or unethical representations or practices that are or might be detrimental to Katana or the Services, including, but not limited to, distributing unsolicited marketing materials; (vii) to avoid activities or courses of action that may diminish or tarnish the image or reputation of any Katana Mark during the Term or after, as determined solely by Katana.
3.2 Specific Ambassador Activities. Without limiting the generality of the obligations set out in Section 3.1, Ambassador will: (i) introduce potential Customers to Katana, which may include sharing a referral link with such potential Customers; (ii) assist Katana in following up with Customers and potential Customers to answer questions after an initial sales meeting; and (iii) to the extent reasonably requested by Katana, assist during the negotiation process with potential Customers entering into a Subscription agreement.
4. COMMISSIONS AND FEES
4.1 Fees to Customer. Katana shall directly bill Customer for the Services (the “Subscription Fees”). Katana shall be responsible for collecting Subscription Fees. During the Term, Subscription Fees may change, as determined by Katana in its sole discretion.
4.2 Payment to Ambassador. Katana shall pay Ambassador a commission on Subscription Fees received by Katana from a new Customer for the Services referred by Ambassador and tracked per section 3.3. The commission amount is agreed between Parties in a written format separately to this Agreement (“Ambassador Commission”). Payments to Ambassador shall be calculated and made by Katana sixty (60) days from the date on which the referred new Customer begins a Subscription to Katana’s Services, with each payment to be made within 30 days of the end of the previous calendar period. If the referred new Customer cancels their Subscription within the first 60 days, no Ambassador Commission shall be awarded. Katana reserves the right to change any aspect of Ambassador compensation, including but not limited to, commission rates, payment dates, and duration of payments, at any time for any reason. Katana will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify Ambassador of planned compensation changes no sooner than sixty (60) days prior to their implementation date. Electing not to terminate this Agreement in accordance with Section 5.2.3 indicates Ambassador’s acceptance of any and all new, updated, or modified compensation provisions.
4.3 Ambassador Commission Adjustments. If a Customer’s Subscription is terminated or the amount to be received by Katana under the Subscription changes, the Ambassador Commission shall be determined based on the final contract value actually received by Katana. If the Ambassador Commission is paid before a Subscription downgrade or termination, Katana reserves the right to claim any excess amount paid by Katana to Ambassador or to deduct such excess amount from the next payment to Ambassador. Should a Customer referred by Ambassador cancel their Subscription to the Services, Katana shall pay Ambassador Commission only through the final month of Customer’s active Subscription, in accordance with the applicable terms of section 4.2. To be eligible for an Ambassador Commission, Customer must have never previously entered into a Subscription agreement with Katana.
4.4 No Expenses; Taxes. Except as expressly set forth herein, each party shall be responsible for any and all costs and expenses incurred by such party in connection with its performance hereunder. Ambassador will be responsible for any sales, use, or other taxes, and payment processing fees that may arise in connection with Ambassador’s performance under this Agreement.
4.5 Currency. Ambassador may have the option of selecting a local currency by which to receive an Ambassador Commission. Available currency options and distribution thereof are managed entirely by Tracking Service Provider. Katana disclaims all liability in this area, including but not limited to, fluctuations in exchange from United States Dollars to any other currency.
4.6 No Guarantee. Ambassador acknowledges and agrees that Katana makes no representation or guarantee of any kind regarding revenue, business, profit, or Customers under this Agreement.
5. TERM AND TERMINATION
5.1 Term. This Agreement shall commence on the date of its execution and continue in full force and effect until terminated in accordance with this Agreement.
5.2.1 Breach. This Agreement may be terminated immediately by either party by written notice of termination if the other party breaches this Agreement and fails to remedy the breach within 30 days after receipt of written notice. Notwithstanding the foregoing: (i) either party may terminate this Agreement immediately upon written notice to the other party if the other party infringes the Intellectual Property Rights of the party electing to terminate this Agreement or breaches the confidentiality provisions of this Agreement, and (ii) Katana may terminate this Agreement immediately upon written notice to Ambassador in the event Ambassador breaches Section 2.1.3.
5.2.2 Cessation of Business or Insolvency. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, either party may terminate this Agreement immediately by providing written notice to the other if: (i) the other ceases to carry on its business, or otherwise terminates its business operations, except as a result of a permitted assignment of this Agreement; or (ii) the other becomes insolvent, admits in writing its inability to pay debts as they mature, or seeks protection under any bankruptcy, receivership, trust deed, creditors arrangement, composition, or comparable proceeding, or if any such proceeding is instituted against the other (and not dismissed within sixty (60) days).
5.2.3 Ambassador Cancellation. Ambassador may terminate this Agreement at any time and for any reason by providing Katana with at least thirty (30) days written notice of Ambassador’s intention to terminate the Agreement. During the final thirty (30) days of the Agreement, Ambassador shall continue to receive any Ambassador Commission or other benefits owed, and shall have the right to continue to refer Customers through the end of the thirty (30) day notice period. All benefits, including Ambassador Commissions, shall cease immediately upon termination. Notwithstanding, Katana shall pay one Ambassador Commission for each qualifying Customer referred during Ambassador’s final thirty (30) days, within ninety (90) days of the Agreement’s termination date, per section 5.3.1.
5.2.4 Katana Cancellation. Katana may terminate this Agreement at any time and for any reason, including but not limited to, cancelling this Ambassador program, by providing thirty (30) days written notice to Ambassador. Ambassador shall receive outstanding Ambassador Commissions that originate from Customer Subscriptions entered into prior to receiving the termination notice, and during the final thirty (30) days of the Agreement, but otherwise Katana will have no liability related to such termination. Ambassador agrees to follow all instructions that may be provided in any termination notice. All benefits, including Ambassador Commissions, shall cease immediately upon termination. Notwithstanding, Katana shall pay one Ambassador Commission for each qualifying Customer referred during Ambassador’s final thirty (30) days, within ninety (90) days of the Agreement’s termination date, per section 5.3.1.
5.3 Effect of Termination or Expiration.
5.3.1 Return of Materials. Upon termination or expiration of this Agreement, Ambassador will immediately return, or (at Katana’s request) destroy, all Company Marketing Materials and Confidential Information in its possession or control, and, upon Katana’s request, an officer of Ambassador will certify to Katana in writing that Ambassador has done so. Katana will pay all outstanding amounts owed to Ambassador within ninety (90) days of Agreement termination or expiration.
5.3.2 Survival. The terms and conditions of Sections 1 (Definitions), 2.1.5 (Reservation of Rights), 2.1.6 (No Modifications), 2.2 (Ownership), 4.4 (No Expenses; Taxes), 5 (Term and Termination), 6 (Confidentiality), 7 (Warranties), 8 (Indemnification), 9 (Limitation of Liability), and 10 (Miscellaneous), and any right of action for breach of this Agreement that may have arisen prior to termination or expiration, shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
6.1 Definition of Confidential Information. For this Agreement, “Confidential Information” means all data and information whether in written, machine readable, or other tangible form, or disclosed orally, and whether disclosed before, on, or after the effective date, that is communicated by either party to the other party. A party disclosing information is a Disclosing Party. A party receiving information is a Receiving Party. Confidential Information shall include, but not be limited to, information relating to the Disclosing Party’s assets, properties, personnel, customers, suppliers, products, technology, services, facilities, current or proposed business plans, marketing and roll-out plans, distribution channels, financial information, prices, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, data, drawings, proprietary information, and any other non-public information which concerns the business and operations of the Disclosing Party or its Affiliates, whether marked or otherwise labelled as confidential. The term “Affiliate” shall mean any person or entity directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under common control with either party.
6.2 Restrictions on Use and Disclosure. The Receiving Party shall keep all Confidential Information received from the Disclosing Party strictly confidential during the Term and for a period of two (2) years after the expiration or termination of this Agreement. Receiving Party shall preserve and protect Confidential Information from disclosure by exercising the same degree of care that it exercises to preserve and protect its own Confidential Information, but in no case less than reasonable care. The Receiving Party shall not disclose any of the Confidential Information to any Person unless written permission is granted by the Disclosing Party, except that the Receiving Party may provide access to the Confidential Information to those of its directors, officers, employees, and professional advisors who need such access for the purposes of this Agreement, provided the Receiving Party uses its best commercial efforts to ensure that all such persons adhere to the terms of this Agreement. Neither party shall use, sell, license, lease, or otherwise allow third parties to use the Confidential Information of the other party, in any way, for its own or any third party’s benefit.
6.3 Exclusions. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 6.1, Confidential Information shall not include any information that, as established by competent evidence: (a) is publicly known at the time of disclosure or becomes publicly known through no fault of the Receiving Party; (b) Receiving Party knew prior to the disclosure thereof; (c) was independently developed by Receiving Party without benefit of, use of, or reference to, Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information; or (d) is required to be disclosed by a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction; provided, however, that Receiving Party promptly inform Disclosing Party of such obligation in writing so that, to the extent practicable, Disclosing Party may obtain a protective order or other similar remedy.
6.4 Survival. The obligations of confidentiality set forth in Section 6 shall continue in full force and effect until each party supplies the other party with the last item of Confidential Information and for five (5) years thereafter; provided, however, that as to any Confidential Information that constitutes a “trade secret” under applicable law, the obligations of confidentiality contained herein shall continue for so long as permitted under applicable law.
6.5 Breach of Confidentiality. If the provisions of Section 6 are breached, each party acknowledges that the other will suffer irreparable harm and that monetary damages will be an insufficient remedy. Consequently, the injured party shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief or other similar action. The remedy hereunder shall not preclude any other remedies available, at law or at equity, to the injured party.
6.6 Publicity. Neither party shall publicly disclose the contents of this Agreement without the prior written consent of the other party, unless required by law.
7.1 Mutual Representations and Warranties. Each party represents and warrants that: (i) it has the full corporate right, power, and authority to enter into this Agreement and perform its obligations hereunder; (ii) when executed and delivered, this Agreement will constitute a legal, valid, and binding obligation enforceable against it in accordance with its terms; and (iii) it will comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and orders of any governmental authority of competent jurisdiction in its performance of this Agreement.
7.2 Ambassador Representations and Warranties. Ambassador warrants to Katana that: (i) Ambassador has all consents, permissions, or licenses necessary to perform its obligations under this Agreement, and (ii) Ambassador shall make no representations or warranties with respect to the Services except as expressly permitted in this Agreement and Katana’s Terms of Service, and shall not alter or enlarge such representations or warranties.
7.3 Warranty Disclaimer. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, EACH PARTY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT EITHER PARTY MAY NOT, AS A MATTER OF APPLICABLE LAW, DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY, THE SCOPE AND DURATION OF SUCH WARRANTY SHALL BE THE MINIMUM PERMITTED UNDER SUCH LAW.
8.1 Katana Indemnity. Katana hereby agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Ambassador and its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, and consultants (collectively, the “Ambassador Indemnified Parties”) from any and all damages finally awarded by a court of competent jurisdiction without appeal or settlement amount that may be incurred by Ambassador Indemnified Parties as a result of any third party claim that Katana’s intellectual property as used in accordance with the terms of this Agreement violated the intellectual property rights of said third party, provided that (i) Ambassador notifies Katana promptly in writing of the claim; (ii) the violation is not due to Ambassador’s misuse of the Services, failure to implement, or properly implement, a solution provided by Katana, or combining of the Services with other products, services, or technologies; (iii) Katana has sole control of the defense and all related settlement negotiations; (iv) Ambassador provides Katana with all reasonable assistance, information, and authority to defend and/or settle the claim; and (v) Ambassador has not breached any term of the Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Ambassador may participate in the defense and any settlement discussions, and will have the right to approve any settlement agreement purporting to bind Ambassador.
8.2 Ambassador Indemnity. Ambassador hereby agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Katana and its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, and consultants (collectively, the “Katana Indemnified Parties”) from any and all liability, loss, damages, costs, and fees (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) that may be incurred by Katana Indemnified Parties as a result of any claim arising from or related to (i) Ambassador’s breach of any of its representations, warranties, or covenants set forth in this Agreement; (ii) Ambassador’s negligence or willful misconduct; or (iii) Ambassador’s violation of any third party Intellectual Property Right. Katana may participate in the defense and any settlement discussions, and will have the right to approve any settlement agreement purporting to bind Katana.
8.3 THE FOREGOING SETS FORTH EACH PARTY’S EXCLUSIVE OBLIGATION WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS OF INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS OF ANY KIND.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
NEITHER PARTY, NOR ITS RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, INSURERS, LICENSORS, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, SHALL BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER PARTY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST DATA, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CONTRACT, PRODUCTS LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY, WARRANTY, AND NEGLIGENCE, AND WHETHER OR NOT SUCH PERSON WAS OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OR ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. COMPANY’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO AMBASSADOR UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF AMBASSADOR COMMISSION OWED TO AMBASSADOR WITHIN THE LAST TWELVE (12) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE CLAIM(S) GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY. THE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE DEFENSE AND INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT OR FOR ANY BREACH OF SECTIONS 2 OR 6.
10.1 Relationship of Parties. The parties hereto expressly understand and agree that each party is an independent contractor under this Agreement and this Agreement will not create any relationship of agency, partnership, joint venture, or any similar relationship between the parties. Neither party, nor its agents or employees, are the representatives of the other party for any purpose, and neither party has the power or authority to represent, act for, bind, or otherwise create or assume any obligation on behalf of the other party for any purpose whatsoever.
10.2 Assignment. Neither party may assign its rights or delegate its obligations under this Agreement, either in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the other party. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may: (i) assign this Agreement to any acquirer of all or of substantially all of such party’s equity securities, assets, or business; or (ii) delegate any of its obligations hereunder to subcontractors reasonably acceptable to the other party, provided that the delegating party remains responsible for the performance of all such obligations. Any attempted assignment or delegation in violation of this Section will be void and without effect. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement will benefit and bind the Parties’ successors and assigns.
10.3 Governing Law and Venue. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Estonia, notwithstanding the actual residence of the Parties. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement (including a dispute relating to the breach, existence, validity or termination of this Agreement or any non-contractual obligation arising out of or in connection with this Agreement) shall be brought to Harju County Court (in Estonian: Harju Maakohus), Estonia as a court of first instance.
10.4 Force Majeure. Any delay in or failure of performance by either party under this Agreement will not be considered a breach of this Agreement and will be excused to the extent such delay or failure is caused by any occurrence beyond the reasonable control of such party, including, but not limited to, acts of God, power outages and governmental restrictions, fires, labor disturbances, floods, epidemics, war, riot, civil insurrection, shortages of relied upon services, or intentional, reckless, or negligent acts of third parties, including unauthorized hacking on or through the Internet.
10.5 Notice. Any notice or other communication required or permitted to be delivered to any party under this Agreement shall be in writing, by an authorized representative of such party, and delivered by hand, registered mail, courier, or express delivery service, or email. Notice shall be considered to have been received five (5) days after sending date if by registered mail, courier, or express delivery service, and the same day if sent by email.
10.6 No Implied Waivers. A party’s failure to exercise a right under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right. A party’s waiver of the other party’s breach of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any such breached provision.
10.7 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, then the remaining provisions will nevertheless remain in full force and effect. The Parties agree to renegotiate in good faith those invalid provisions so as to be valid, enforceable provisions that reflect as closely as possible the original intent of the Parties, and further agree to be bound by such substitute provisions.
10.8 Headings. Headings and captions are for convenience only and are not to be used in the interpretation of this Agreement.