GENERAL SERVICE AGREEMENT
THESE ARE GENERAL SERVICE AGREEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
A. The Client is of the opinion that COMMUNITY ASSOCIATES AND MODERN PRESS has the necessary qualifications, experience and abilities to provide services to the Client.
B. COMMUNITY ASSOCIATES AND MODERN PRESS is agreeable to providing such services to the
Client on the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement.
IN CONSIDERATION OF the matters described above and of the mutual benefits and obligations set forth in this Agreement, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is hereby acknowledged, the Client and COMMUNITY ASSOCIATES AND MODERN PRESS (individually the “Party” and collectively the “Parties” to this Agreement) agree as follows:
The Services will also include any other tasks which the Parties may agree on. COMMUNITY ASSOCIATES AND MODERN PRESS hereby agrees to provide such Services to the Client.
TERM OF AGREEMENT
The term of this Agreement will begin on the date of the signed Agreement and will remain in full force and effect until agreed upon length of service expires, which will automatically renew for successive periods of initial term lengths unless either party gives written 30 day notice prior to term expiration.
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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATES AND MODERN PRESS will charge the Client for the Services at the agreed upon rate per month (the “Compensation”).
The Client will be invoiced every month.
Invoices submitted by COMMUNITY ASSOCIATES AND MODERN PRESS to the Client are due upon receipt.
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATES AND MODERN PRESS will not be reimbursed for any expenses incurred in connection with providing the Services of this Agreement.
Confidential information (the “Confidential Information”) refers to any data or information relating to the business of the Client which would reasonably be considered to be proprietary to the Client including, but not limited to, accounting records, business processes, and client records and that is not generally known in the industry of the Client and where the release of that Confidential Information could reasonably be expected to cause harm to the Client.
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATES AND MODERN PRESS agrees that they will not disclose, divulge, reveal, report or use, for any purpose, any Confidential Information which COMMUNITY ASSOCIATES AND MODERN PRESS has obtained, except as authorized by the Client or as required by law. The obligations of confidentiality will apply during the Term and will survive indefinitely upon termination of this Agreement.
All written and oral information and material disclosed or provided by the Client to COMMUNITY ASSOCIATES AND MODERN PRESSunder this Agreement is Confidential Information regardless of whether it was provided before or after the date of this Agreement or how it was provided to COMMUNITY ASSOCIATES AND MODERN PRESS.
OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
All intellectual property and related material, including any trade secrets, moral rights, goodwill, relevant registrations or applications for registration, and rights in any patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, industrial design and trade name (the “Intellectual Property”) that is developed or produced under this Agreement, is a “work made for hire” and will be the sole property of the Client. The use of the Intellectual Property by the Client will not be restricted in any manner.
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATES AND MODERN PRESS may not use the Intellectual Property for any purpose other than that contracted for in this Agreement except with the written consent of the Client. COMMUNITY ASSOCIATES AND MODERN PRESS will be responsible for any and all damages resulting from the unauthorized use of the Intellectual Property.
RETURN OF PROPERTY
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Upon the expiration or termination of this Agreement, the Contractor will return to the Client any property, documentation, records, or Confidential Information which is the property of the Client.
In providing the Services under this Agreement it is expressly agreed that the Contractor is acting as an independent contractor and not as an employee. The Contractor and the Client acknowledge that this Agreement does not create a partnership or joint venture between them, and is exclusively a contract for service. The Client is not required to pay, or make any contributions to, any social security, local, state or federal tax, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, insurance premium, profit-sharing, pension or any other employee benefit for the Contractor during the Term. The Contractor is responsible for paying, and complying with reporting requirements for, all local, state and federal taxes related to payments made to the Contractor under this Agreement.
Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the Contractor will have full control over working time, methods, and decision making in relation to provision of the Services in accordance with the Agreement. The Contractor will work autonomously and not at the direction of the Client. However, the Contractor will be responsive to the reasonable needs and concerns of the Client.
Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the Contractor will provide at the Contractor’s own expense, any and all tools, machinery, equipment, raw materials, supplies, workwear and any other items or parts necessary to deliver the Services in accordance with the Agreement.
The Parties acknowledge that this Agreement is non-exclusive and that either Party will be free, during and after the Term, to engage or contract with third parties for the provision of services similar to the Services.
All notices, requests, demands or other communications required or permitted by the terms of this Agreement will be given in writing and delivered to the Parties at the following addresses:
or to such other address as either Party may from time to time notify the other, and will be deemed to be properly delivered (a) immediately upon being served personally, (b) two days after being deposited with
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the postal service if served by registered mail, or (c) the following day after being deposited with an overnight courier.
Except to the extent paid in settlement from any applicable insurance policies, and to the extent permitted by applicable law, each Party agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the other Party, and its respective directors, shareholders, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and permitted successors and assigns against any and all claims, losses, damages, liabilities, penalties, punitive damages, expenses, reasonable legal fees and costs of any kind or amount whatsoever, which result from or arise out of any act or omission of the indemnifying party, its respective directors, shareholders, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and permitted successors and assigns that occurs in connection with this Agreement. This indemnification will survive the termination of this Agreement.
MODIFICATION OF AGREEMENT
Any amendment or modification of this Agreement or additional obligation assumed by either Party in connection with this Agreement will only be binding if evidenced in writing signed by each Party or an authorized representative of each Party.
TIME OF THE ESSENCE
Time is of the essence in this Agreement. No extension or variation of this Agreement will operate as a waiver of this provision.
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATES AND MODERN PRESS will not voluntarily, or by operation of law, assign or otherwise transfer its obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Client.
It is agreed that there is no representation, warranty, collateral agreement or condition affecting this Agreement except as expressly provided in this Agreement.
This Agreement will enure to the benefit of and be binding on the Parties and their respective heirs, executors, administrators and permitted successors and assigns.
Headings are inserted for the convenience of the Parties only and are not to be considered when interpreting this Agreement.
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Words in the singular mean and include the plural and vice versa. Words in the masculine mean and include the feminine and vice versa.
This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California.
In the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, all other provisions will nevertheless continue to be valid and enforceable with the invalid or unenforceable parts severed from the remainder of this Agreement.
The waiver by either Party of a breach, default, delay or omission of any of the provisions of this Agreement by the other Party will not be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or other provisions.