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Terms and Conditions — Ecwid Expert Partnership Program

Ecwid Inc.’s (“Ecwid” “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”) Expert Partnership Program enables Ecwid customers (each a “Customer”) to connect with a network of professionals (each, an “Expert” “you” or “your”) who provide assistance with Ecwid’s products and services. These Terms and Conditions (these “Terms”) govern your relationship with Ecwid as a member of the Expert Partnership Program. For the purposes of these Terms, the “Services” means all services provided by an Expert to a Customer including but not limited to setup, customization and design services. 

  1. Registration. To be eligible to register for the Expert Partnership Program, you must be an Ecwid Partner and be duly registered under one of Ecwid’s Partnership Programs. To join the Ecwid Partnership Program, please click here. Partners may apply to the Ecwid Expert Program provided such Partners meet Ecwid’s Expert Partnership Program criteria.  Acceptance of such Partner as an Expert is subject entirely to Ecwid’s discretion.
  2. Relationship. The relationship between a Customer and an Expert is strictly between that Customer and the Expert. Ecwid shall not be liable for (i) any and all materials, information, data or content provided by a Customer to the Expert; (ii) Expert’s failure to deliver the Services to Customer; or (iii) any breach of terms agreed to between Expert and Customer. Ecwid shall not be required to intervene in any dispute arising between a Customer and the Expert.
    1. Fees. Fees for the Services provided to any Customer shall be set independently by the Expert and the invoicing and payment transaction with respect to the Services will be solely between the Customer and the Expert.
    2. Status. The Expert shall not be considered an agent, partner, joint venturer or employee of Ecwid. Accordingly, the Expert has no authority to conclude any agreement, or incur any liability, on behalf of Ecwid. The Expert will not be entitled to participate in any of Ecwid’s group insurance plans, retirement plans, bonus plans or incentive pay plans, vacation, holidays, leaves of absence or other benefits provided by Ecwid to any of its employees. Expert acknowledges and agrees that it shall be responsible for filing all tax returns, tax declarations, tax schedules, and for the payment of all taxes required when due with respect to any and all compensation derived from the Services provided to any Customer.
    3. Taxes. Expert is responsible for all applicable taxes arising from payment of the Expert’s fees by the Customer to the Expert. If, as a consequence of the Expert being treated for tax or other purposes as an employee of Ecwid by any taxing or other government agency or authority, Ecwid is required to pay any tax, duty, assessment, charge, interest, penalty or otherwise in connection with the Services provided by the Expert to any Customer, Expert agrees to indemnify Ecwid against any amount so paid by Ecwid together with interest thereon from the date payment was made by to the date of reimbursement by the Contractor at a rate equal to ten percent (10%).
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  3. Representations.
    1. The Expert represents and warrants that it shall not (i) decipher, disassemble, reverse assemble, modify, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive source code, algorithms, tags, specifications, architecture, structure or other elements of Ecwid’s products or services, in whole or in part, for competitive purposes or otherwise and/or (ii) engage in any criminal or tortious activity including but not limited to impersonation and fraud.
    2. Each party represents that it has the requisite corporate authority to enter into these Terms and to grant the rights granted herein, and that there are no outstanding rights, agreements, grants, encumbrances, obligations or restrictions that would prevent such party from performing under these Terms.
    3. Each party represents that it will comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations in the performance of its obligations hereunder.
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  4. Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer.
    1. Limitation of Liability. NEITHER PARTY SHALL BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER FOR: (A) ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER OR NOT THAT PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ECWID BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OF YOUR AFFILIATES FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTERS, HARDWARE, TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, OR OTHER PROPERTY AND/OR FOR LOSS OF DATA, CONTENT, IMAGES, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THESE TERMS. ECWID SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER OR NOT ECWID HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, THAT RESULT FROM OR RELATE TO THE EXPERT’S RELATIONSHIP WITH ANY CUSTOMER.
    2. THE PRECEDING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.
    3. ECWID MAKES NO WARRANTIES UNDER THESE TERMS, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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  5. Indemnity. Expert shall indemnify and hold harmless, and at Ecwid’s option defend, Ecwid and its respective officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors, successors and assigns from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, judgments, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees (any of the above being a “Claim”), incurred directly or indirectly by Ecwid, or its respective officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors, successors and assigns arising out of or relating to (i) the Expert’s violation of the terms of this Agreement; (ii) Expert’s violation of any federal, or provincial or state law, regulation, statute or ordinance; (iii) any Claim by a Customer or other person related to the Services; (iv) any Claim that the Services infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any person; or (v) Expert’s modification, alteration or change of Ecwid’s products or services without Ecwid’s prior written consent.
  6. Intellectual Property.
    1. Ecwid Intellectual Property. You acknowledge that Ecwid retains all right, title and interest in and to all software (including source code and object code), materials, formats, interfaces, information, data, content and other Ecwid proprietary information and technology used by Ecwid in the provision of its products and services (the “Ecwid Technology”), and that the Ecwid Technology is protected by intellectual property rights owned by or licensed to Ecwid.  Subject to Ecwid’s Terms of Service, no license or other rights in the Ecwid Technology are granted to you and all such rights are hereby expressly reserved by Ecwid.
    2. Feedback. You agree that any materials that you provide to Ecwid, including but not limited to questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, modifications, improvements, original or creative materials or other information regarding Ecwid or the Products, whether such materials are provided in email, feedback forms, or any other format (the “Feedback”), shall belong exclusively to Ecwid, without any requirement to acknowledge or compensate you. You agree to assign, and hereby assign, all right, title, and interest worldwide in the Feedback and the related intellectual property rights to Ecwid and agree to assist Ecwid, at Ecwid’s expense, in perfecting and enforcing such rights. Ecwid may disclose or use Feedback for any purposes whatsoever without any obligation to you.
    3. Expert Information. You hereby grant Ecwid the right to publish, make public or otherwise use all information submitted by you to Ecwid through the Ecwid Expert Program Request Page for the sole purpose of identifying you as an Ecwid Expert. Such information shall include but not be limited to your name, logo, and all other intellectual property submitted by you to Ecwid.
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  7. Termination. At Ecwid’s sole discretion, at any time and for any reason whatsoever, Ecwid may remove you from its Expert Partnership Program, effective immediately upon notice to such Expert.  Ecwid will immediately cease using the Expert Information following such removal.  Within 180 days following removal, Ecwid undertakes to delete from its servers all of your personal information. Further, following such removal, the Expert agrees to immediately cease referring to itself as an Ecwid Expert in any and all publications, press releases, stories, websites, social media posts, and public filings.
  8. General Provisions.
    1. Privacy Policy. You agree that you have read Ecwid’s privacy policy and understand that your personal data will be handled in accordance with this privacy policy, which is available at: https://www.ecwid.com/privacy-policy. Ecwid reserves the right to revise the privacy policy from time to time.  
    2. Assignment. Neither party may assign any rights or obligations arising under these Terms, whether by operation or law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the other; except that either party may assign its right or obligations hereunder without consent of the other party in connection with a merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization, or sale of all or substantially all of its assets.  Subject to the foregoing limitation, these Terms shall inure to the benefit of and shall be binding upon the successors and assignees of the parties. 
    3. Governing Law and Venue. These terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to principles of conflicts of laws.  Any action or proceeding arising from or relating to these Terms must be brought in a federal or state court sitting in New York City, New York, and each party irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction and venue of any such court in any such action or proceeding.  If a dispute arising under these Terms results in litigation, the non-prevailing party shall pay the court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees of the prevailing party. 
    4. Electronic Signatures. The person acknowledging acceptance (including an action of similar meaning or significance) of these Terms represents and warrants to Ecwid that he or she has all required power and authority to bind you to these Terms.  Such signatory also agrees that the electronic signatures provided online will be binding upon the signatory and will not be construed by a court of law to have any less effect than a standard ink or paper signature. You further acknowledge that you (i) are able to print a complete and legible copy of these Terms; (ii) are capable of opening, reading, printing, downloading and/or saving these Terms prior to your acceptance; and (iii) have had reasonable opportunity to consult with appropriate professionals prior to electronically signing any of these Terms, as applicable.
    5. Notices. Any notice or other communication required or permitted under these Terms and intended to have legal effect must be given in writing to the other party at the address set forth above (each party may change its address from time to time upon written notice to the other party of the new address).  Notices will be deemed to have been given upon receipt (or when delivery is refused) and may be (a) delivered personally, (b) sent via certified mail (return receipt requested), or (c) sent by recognized air courier service. 
    6. Publicity and Marketing. You agree that Ecwid may, without your consent, use your name and logo on Ecwid’s website and in Ecwid marketing material.
    7. Entire Agreement. These Terms, either the Ecwid WebPartner Agreement and the Ecwid Reseller Partner Agreement, as applicable, and the documents referred to herein represent the entire understanding and agreement of the parties, and supersede any and all previous and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, proposals or representations, written or oral, between the parties, as to the subject matter hereof. 
    8. Amendment. Ecwid reserves the right, at any time, to amend these Terms and in connection with doing so, will update the “last modified” date at the top of this page. Your continued provision of the Services after the effective date of any such changes will constitute your acceptance of and agreement to such changes.
    9. Severability and Waiver. In the event that any provision of these Terms are held to be invalid or unenforceable, the valid or enforceable portion thereof and the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.  Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of these Terms on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.  Other than as expressly stated herein, the remedies provided herein are in addition to, and not exclusive of any other remedies of a party at law or in equity. 
    10. Defined Terms. Any capitalized term used in these Terms but not otherwise defined shall have the meaning ascribed to it either the Ecwid WebPartner Agreement and the Ecwid Reseller Partner Agreement, as applicable.

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