Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform Terms of Service

Last modified: Dec 16, 2013

These Google Cloud Platform Terms of Service apply to all new accounts for any Cloud Platform services created after February 1, 2014 and will apply to all Google App Engine accounts after May 1, 2014 and to all Google Cloud Storage, Google Prediction API, Google BigQuery Service, Google Cloud SQL, Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Datastore accounts after March 2, 2014.

For Google App Engine accounts created before February 1, 2014, the Terms of Service located here https://developers.google.com/cloud/terms/deprecated-appengine-terms will apply until May 1, 2014, at which time these Google Cloud Platform Terms of Service will apply.

For Google Cloud Storage, Google Prediction API, Google BigQuery Service, Google Cloud SQL, Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Datastore accounts created before February 1, 2014, the Terms of Service located here https://developers.google.com/cloud/terms/deprecated-terms will apply until March 2, 2014, at which time these Google Cloud Platform Terms of Service will apply.

Google Cloud Platform

LICENSE AGREEMENT

This Google Cloud Platform License Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made and entered into by and between Google and the business entity agreeing to these terms (“Customer”).  "Google” means either (i) Google Ireland Limited, with offices at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, if Customer's billing address is in any country within Europe, the Middle East, or Africa ("EMEA"), (ii) Google Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., with offices at 8 Marina View Asia Square 1 #30-01 Singapore 018960, if Customer's billing address is in any country within the Asia Pacific region ("APAC"), or (iii) Google Inc., with offices at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, if Customer's billing address is in any country in the world other than those in EMEA and APAC. 

This Agreement is effective as of the date Customer clicks the "I Accept" button below (the "Effective Date").  If you are accepting on behalf of Customer, you represent and warrant that: (i) you have full legal authority to bind Customer to this Agreement; (ii) you have read and understand this Agreement; and (iii) you agree, on behalf of Customer, to this Agreement.  If you do not have the legal authority to bind Customer, please do not click the "I Accept" button below.  This Agreement governs Customer's access to and use of the Service. For an offline variant of this Agreement, you may contact Google at http://www.google.com/enterprise/cloud/contact.html for more information.

    1. Licenses.

    1.1 From Google to Customer. Subject to this Agreement, Google grants to Customer a worldwide, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, non-exclusive, terminable, limited license during the License Term to: (a) use the Services, (b) integrate the Services into any Application and provide the Services, solely as integrated into the Application, to users of the Application, and (c) use any Software provided by Google as part of the Services.

    1.2 From Customer to Google. By submitting, posting, generating, or displaying any Application and/or Customer Data on or through the Services, Customer gives Google a worldwide, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, non-exclusive, terminable, limited license to use any Application and/or Customer Data for the sole purpose of enabling Google to provide, maintain, protect, and improve the Services in accordance with the Agreement.

    2. Provision of the Services.

    2.1 Console. Google will provide the Services to Customer. As part of receiving the Services Customer will have access to the Admin Console, through which Customer may administer the Services.

    2.2 Facilities and Data Transfer. All facilities used to store and process an Application and Customer Data will adhere to reasonable security standards no less protective than the security standards at facilities where Google processes and stores its own information of a similar type. Google has implemented at least industry standard systems and procedures to ensure the security and confidentiality of an Application and Customer Data, protect against anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of an Application and Customer Data, and protect against unauthorized access to or use of an Application and Customer Data. Google may process and store an Application and Customer Data in the United States or any other country in which Google or its agents maintain facilities.  By using the Services, Customer consents to this processing and storage of an Application and Customer Data. The parties agree that Google is merely a data processor.

    2.3 Accounts. Customer must have an Account and a Token (if applicable) to use the Services, and is responsible for the information it provides to create the Account, the security of the Token and its passwords for the Account, and for any use of its Account and the Token. If Customer becomes aware of any unauthorized use of its password, its Account or the Token, Customer will notify Google as promptly as possible.

    2.4 Privacy Policies.  The Services are subject to Google’s Privacy Policy. Changes to the Privacy Policy will be made as stated in the applicable policy. In addition, Google is enrolled in the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program and will remain enrolled in this program or another replacement program (or will adopt a compliance solution which achieves compliance with the terms of Article 25 of Directive 95/46/EC) throughout the Term of the Agreement.

    2.5 New Applications and Services. Google may: (i) make new applications, tools, features or functionality available from time to time through the Services and (ii) add new services to the “Services” definition from time to time (by adding them at the URL set forth under that definition), the use of which may be contingent upon Customer’s agreement to additional terms.

    2.6 Modifications.

    a. To the Services. Subject to Section 9.4 (Termination for Convenience), Google may make commercially reasonable Updates to the Services from time to time. If Google makes a material change to the Services, Google will inform Customer, provided that Customer has subscribed with Google to be informed about such change.

    b. To the Agreement. Google may make changes to this Agreement, including pricing from time to time. Unless otherwise noted by Google, material changes to the Agreement will become effective 30 days after they are posted, except if the changes apply to new functionality in which case they will be effective immediately. If Customer does not agree to the revised Agreement, please stop using the Services. Google will post any modification to this Agreement to the Terms URL.

    c. Service Specific Terms. The Service Specific Terms are hereby incorporated by reference into the Agreement.

    3. Payment Terms.

    3.1 Free Quota. Certain Services are provided to Customer without charge up to the Fee Threshold, as applicable.

    3.2 Online Billing. Google will issue an electronic bill to Customer for all charges accrued above the Fee Threshold based on (i) Customer’s use of the Services during the License Term (including, if any, the relevant Fee for TSS set forth in the Fees definition below); (ii) any Reserved Units selected; (iii) any Committed Purchases selected; and/or (iv) any Package Purchases selected. For use above the Fee Threshold, Customer will be responsible for all Fees up to the amount set in the Account and will pay all Fees in U.S. Dollars or in such other currency as agreed to in writing by the parties. Customer will pay all Fees in accordance with the payment terms applicable to the Fees. Google's measurement of Customer’s use of the Services is final.

    3.3 Taxes. Customer is responsible for any Taxes, and Customer will pay Google for the Services without any reduction for Taxes.  If Google is obligated to collect or pay Taxes, the Taxes will be invoiced to Customer, unless Customer provides Google with a timely and valid tax exemption certificate authorized by the appropriate taxing authority. In some states the sales tax is due on the total purchase price at the time of sale and must be invoiced and collected at the time of the sale.  If Customer is required by law to withhold any Taxes from its payments to Google, Customer must provide Google with an official tax receipt or other appropriate documentation to support such withholding.

    3.4 Invoice Disputes & Refunds. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Customer waives all claims relating to Fees unless claimed within sixty days after charged (this does not affect any Customer rights with its credit card issuer). Refunds (if any) are at the discretion of Google and will only be in the form of credit for the Services. Nothing in this Agreement obligates Google to extend credit to any party.

    3.5 Delinquent Payments. Late payments may bear interest at the rate of 1.5% per month (or the highest rate permitted by law, if less). Google reserves the right to suspend Customer’s Account for any late payments.

    4. Customer Obligations.

    4.1 Compliance. Customer is solely responsible for its Applications, Projects, and Customer Data and for making sure its Applications, Projects, and Customer Data comply with the Acceptable Use Policy. Google reserves the right to review the Application, Project, and Customer Data to ensure Customer’s compliance with the Acceptable Use Policy. Customer is responsible for ensuring all End Users comply with Customer’s obligations under the Agreement.

    4.2 Privacy. Customer will protect the privacy and legal rights of its End Users under all applicable laws and regulations, which includes a legally adequate privacy notice communicated from Customer. Customer may have the ability to access, monitor, use, or disclose Customer Data submitted by End Users through the Services. Customer will obtain and maintain any required consents from End Users to allow Customer’s access, monitoring, use and disclosure of Customer Data. Further, Customer will notify its End Users that any Customer Data provided as part of the Services will be made available to a third party (i.e. Google) as part of Google providing the Services.

    4.3 Restrictions. Customer will not, and will not allow third parties under its control to: (a) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, decompile, translate, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of the Services or any component thereof (subject to Section 4.4 below and except to the extent such restriction is expressly prohibited by applicable law); (b) use the Services for High Risk Activities; (c) sublicense, resell, or distribute the Services or any component thereof separate from any integrated Application; (d) use the Services to create, train, or improve (directly or indirectly) a substantially similar product or service, including any other machine translation engine; (e) create multiple Applications, Accounts, or Projects to simulate or act as a single Application, Account, or Project (respectively) or otherwise access the Services in a manner intended to avoid incurring Fees; (f) unless otherwise set forth in the Service Specific Terms, use the Services to operate or enable any telecommunications service or in connection with any Application that allows End Users to place calls or to receive calls from any public switched telephone network; or (g) process or store any Customer Data that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations maintained by the Department of State. Unless otherwise specified in writing by Google, Google does not intend uses of the Services to create obligations under HIPAA, and makes no representations that the Services satisfy HIPAA requirements. If Customer is (or becomes) a Covered Entity or Business Associate, as defined in HIPAA, Customer agrees not to use the Services for any purpose or in any manner involving Protected Health Information (as defined in HIPAA) unless Customer has received prior written consent to such use from Google.

    4.4 Third Party Components. Third party components (which may include open source software) of the Services may be subject to separate license agreements. To the limited extent a third party license expressly supersedes this Agreement, that third party license instead governs Customer’s agreement with Google for the specific included third party components of the Services, or use of the Services (as may be applicable).

    4.5 Documentation. Google may provide Documentation for Customer’s use of the Services. The Documentation may specify restrictions (e.g. attribution or HTML restrictions) on how the Applications may be built or the Services may be used and Customer will comply with any such restrictions specified.

    4.6 DMCA Policy. Google provides information to help copyright holders manage their intellectual property online, but Google cannot determine whether something is being used legally or not without their input. Google responds to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminates accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If Customer thinks somebody is violating Customer’s or its End Users’ copyrights and wants to notify Google, Customer can find information about submitting notices, and Google's policy about responding to notices at http://www.google.com/dmca.html.

    4.7 Application and No Multiple Accounts, Bills, Tokens. Any Application must have material value independent from the Services. Google has no obligation to provide multiple bills, Tokens (if applicable), or Accounts to Customer under the Agreement.

    5. Suspension and Removals.

    5.1 Suspension/Removals. If Customer becomes aware that any Application, Project (including an End User’s use of a Project), or Customer Data violates the Acceptable Use Policy, Customer will immediately suspend the Application or Project (if applicable), remove the applicable Customer Data or suspend access to an End User (as may be applicable). If Customer fails to suspend or remove as noted in the prior sentence, Google may specifically request that Customer do so. If Customer fails to comply with Google’s request to do so within twenty-four hours, then Google may suspend Google accounts of the applicable End Users, disable the Project or Application, and/or disable the Account (as may be applicable) until such violation is corrected.

    5.2 Emergency Security Issues. Despite the foregoing, if there is an Emergency Security Issue, then Google may automatically suspend the offending End User account, Application, Project, or the Account. Suspension will be to the minimum extent required, and of the minimum duration, to prevent or terminate the Emergency Security Issue.  If Google suspends an End User account, Application, Project, or the Account, for any reason, without prior notice to Customer, at Customer’s request, Google will provide Customer the reason for the suspension as soon as is reasonably possible.

    6. Intellectual Property Rights; Brand Features.

    6.1 Intellectual Property Rights.  Except as expressly set forth herein, this Agreement does not grant either party any rights, implied or otherwise, to the other’s content or any of the other’s intellectual property. As between the parties, Customer owns all Intellectual Property Rights in Customer Data and the Application or Project (if applicable) and Google owns all Intellectual Property Rights in the Services and Software.

    6.2 Brand Features Limitation.  If Customer wants to display Google Brand Features in connection with its use of the Services, Customer must obtain written permission from Google through the process specified in the Trademark Guidelines. For the purpose of providing the Services, Customer permits Google to display any Customer Brand Features that may appear in Customer’s use of the Services. Any use of a party’s Brand Features will inure to the benefit of the party holding Intellectual Property Rights to those Brand Features. A party may revoke the other party’s right to use its Brand Features pursuant to this Agreement with written notice to the other and a reasonable period to stop the use.

    6.3 Customer Feedback. If Customer provides Google feedback or suggestions about the Services, then Google may use that information without obligation to Customer, and Customer hereby irrevocably assigns to Google all right, title, and interest in that feedback or those suggestions.

    7. Technical Support Services

    7.1 By Customer. Customer is responsible for technical support of its Applications and Projects.

    7.2 By Google.  Subject to payment of applicable support Fees, Google will provide TSS to Customer during the License Term in accordance with the TSS Guidelines. Certain TSS levels include a minimum recurring Fee as described in the “Fees” definition below. If Customer downgrades its TSS level during any calendar month, Google may continue to provide TSS at the same level and TSS Fees before the downgrade for the remainder of that month.

    7.3 Deprecation Policy. Google will announce if it intends to discontinue or make backwards incompatible changes to the Services specified at the URL in the next sentence. Google will use commercially reasonable efforts to continue to operate those Services versions and features identified at https://developers.google.com/cloud/terms/deprecation without these changes for at least one year after that announcement (or in the case of Google App Engine, until the later of: one year after that announcement or April 20, 2015), unless (as Google determines in its reasonable good faith judgment):

    (i) required by law or third party relationship (including if there is a change in applicable law or relationship), or

    (ii) doing so could create a security risk or substantial economic or material technical burden.

    The above policy is the “Deprecation Policy.”

    8. Confidential Information. The recipient will not disclose the Confidential Information, except to Affiliates, employees, agents or professional advisors who need to know it and who have agreed in writing (or in the case of professional advisors are otherwise bound) to keep it confidential. The recipient will ensure that those people and entities use the received Confidential Information only to exercise rights and fulfill obligations under this Agreement, while using reasonable care to keep it confidential.  The recipient may also disclose Confidential Information to the extent required by applicable Legal Process; provided that the recipient uses commercially reasonable efforts to: (i) promptly notify the other party of such disclosure before disclosing; and (ii) comply with the other party’s reasonable requests regarding its efforts to oppose the disclosure. Notwithstanding the foregoing, subsections (i) and (ii) above will not apply if the recipient determines that complying with (i) and (ii) could: (a) result in a violation of Legal Process; (b) obstruct a governmental investigation; and/or (c) lead to death or serious physical harm to an individual. As between the parties, Customer is responsible for responding to all third party requests concerning its use and its End Users’ use of the Services.

    9. Term and Termination.

    9.1 Agreement Term. This Agreement will remain in effect for the License Term.

    9.2 Termination for Breach. Either party may terminate this Agreement for breach if: (i) the other party is in material breach of the Agreement and fails to cure that breach within thirty days after receipt of written notice; (ii) the other party ceases its business operations or becomes subject to insolvency proceedings and the proceedings are not dismissed within ninety days; or (iii) the other party is in material breach of this Agreement more than two times notwithstanding any cure of such breaches.

    9.3 Termination for Inactivity. Google reserves the right to terminate the Services for inactivity, if, for a period exceeding ninety days, Customer: (a) has failed to access the Admin Console; (b) a Project has no active virtual machine or storage resources or an Application has not served any requests; and (c) no electronic bills are being generated.

    9.4 Termination for Convenience. Customer may stop using the Services at any time. Customer may terminate this Agreement for its convenience at any time on prior written notice and upon termination, must cease use of the applicable Services. Google may terminate this Agreement for its convenience at any time without liability to Customer. Subject to Section 7.3, Google may discontinue any Services or any portion or feature for any reason at any time without liability to Customer.

    9.5 Effect of Termination. If the Agreement expires or is terminated, then: (i) the rights granted by one party to the other will immediately cease; (ii) all Fees (including Taxes) owed by Customer to Google are immediately due upon receipt of the final electronic bill; (iii) Customer will delete the Software, any Application, Instance, Project, and any Customer Data; and (iv) upon request, each party will use commercially reasonable efforts to return or destroy all Confidential Information of the other party.

    10. Publicity. Customer is permitted to state publicly that it is a customer of the Services, consistent with the Trademark Guidelines. Google may include Customer’s name or Brand Features in a list of Google customers, online or in promotional materials.   Google may also verbally reference Customer as a customer of the Google products or services that are the subject of this Agreement.  This section is subject to the “Brand Features Limitation” section of the Agreement. For clarification, neither party needs to seek approval from the other if the party is repeating a public statement that is substantially similar to a public statement that has been previously approved.

    11. Representations. Each party represents that: (a) it has full power and authority to enter into the Agreement; and (b) it will comply with all laws and regulations applicable to its provision, or use, of the Services, as applicable. Google warrants that it will provide the Services in accordance with the applicable SLA (if any).

    12. Disclaimer. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR HEREIN, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, GOOGLE AND ITS SUPPLIERS DO NOT MAKE ANY OTHER WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. GOOGLE AND ITS SUPPLIERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR THE DELETION OF OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY CUSTOMER DATA AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS MAINTAINED OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH USE OF THE SERVICES. CUSTOMER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR SECURING AND BACKING UP ITS APPLICATION, PROJECT, AND CUSTOMER DATA. NEITHER GOOGLE NOR ITS SUPPLIERS, WARRANTS THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SOFTWARE OR THE SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED. NEITHER THE SOFTWARE NOR THE SERVICES ARE DESIGNED, MANUFACTURED, OR INTENDED FOR HIGH RISK ACTIVITIES.

    13. Limitation of Liability.

    13.1 Limitation on Indirect Liability. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER PARTY, NOR GOOGLE’S SUPPLIERS, WILL BE LIABLE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR LOST REVENUES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, EVEN IF THE PARTY KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT SUCH DAMAGES WERE POSSIBLE AND EVEN IF DIRECT DAMAGES DO NOT SATISFY A REMEDY.

    13.2 Limitation on Amount of Liability.  TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER PARTY, NOR GOOGLE’S SUPPLIERS, MAY BE HELD LIABLE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR MORE THAN THE AMOUNT PAID BY CUSTOMER TO GOOGLE DURING THE TWELVE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY.

    13.3 Exceptions to Limitations.  These limitations of liability do not apply to breaches of confidentiality obligations, violations of a party’s Intellectual Property Rights by the other party, or indemnification obligations. 

    14. Indemnification.

    14.1 By Customer. Unless prohibited by applicable law, Customer will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Google from and against all liabilities, damages, and costs (including settlement costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of a third party claim: (i) regarding any Application, Project, Instance, Customer Data or Customer Brand Features; or (ii) regarding Customer’s, or its End Users’, use of the Services in violation of the Acceptable Use Policy.

    14.2 By Google.  Google will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Customer from and against all liabilities, damages, and costs (including settlement costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of a third party claim that Google’s technology used to provide the Services (excluding any open source software) or any Google Brand Feature infringes or misappropriates any patent, copyright, trade secret or trademark of such third party.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event will Google have any obligations or liability under this Section arising from: (i) use of any Service or Google Brand Features in a modified, unauthorized, or unintended form or in combination with materials not furnished by Google, (ii) Customer’s violation of this Agreement, (iii) use of non-current versions of the Services or Google Brand Features, and (iv) any Customer Data.

    14.3 Possible Infringement.

    a. Repair, Replace, or Modify.  If Google reasonably believes the Services infringe a third party’s Intellectual Property Rights, then Google may, at its sole option and expense: (a) obtain the right for Customer to continue using the Services; (b) provide a non-infringing functionally equivalent replacement; or (c) modify the Services so that they no longer infringe. 

    b. Suspension or Termination.  If Google does not believe the foregoing options are commercially reasonable, then Google may suspend or terminate Customer’s use of the impacted Services.

    14.4 General.  As a condition to indemnification for a claim, the party seeking indemnification must promptly notify the other party of the claim in writing and cooperate with the other party in defending the claim.  The indemnifying party has full control and authority over the defense, except that: (a) any settlement requiring the party seeking indemnification to admit liability or to pay any money will require that party’s prior written consent, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed; and (b) the other party may join in the defense with its own counsel at its own expense. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the indemnified party settles without the prior written consent of the indemnifying party, the indemnifying party has no obligation of contribution.  THE INDEMNITIES ABOVE ARE THE ONLY REMEDY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR VIOLATION OF A THIRD PARTY’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.

    15. Federal Agency Users. The Services were developed solely at private expense and are commercial computer software and related documentation within the meaning of the applicable Federal Acquisition Regulation and agency supplements thereto.

    16. Miscellaneous.

    16.1 Notices.  All notices must be in writing and addressed to the other party’s legal department and primary point of contact.  The email address for notices being sent to Google’s Legal Department is legal-notices@google.com. Notice will be treated as given on receipt as verified by written or automated receipt or by electronic log (as applicable).

    16.2 Assignment. Neither party may assign any part of this Agreement without the written consent of the other, except to an Affiliate where: (a) the assignee has agreed in writing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement; (b) the assigning party remains liable for obligations under the Agreement if the assignee defaults on them; and (c) the assigning party has notified the other party of the assignment.  Any other attempt to assign is void.

    16.3 Change of Control.  If a party experiences a change of Control (for example, through a stock purchase or sale, merger, or other form of corporate transaction): (a) that party will give written notice to the other party within thirty days after the change of Control; and (b) the other party may immediately terminate this Agreement any time between the change of Control and thirty days after it receives that written notice.

    16.4 Force Majeure.  Neither party will be liable for failure or delay in performance to the extent caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control.

    16.5 No Agency.  This Agreement does not create any agency, partnership or joint venture between the parties.

    16.6 No Waiver.  Neither party will be treated as having waived any rights by not exercising (or delaying the exercise of) any rights under this Agreement.

    16.7 Severability.  If any term (or part of a term) of this Agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the rest of the Agreement will remain in effect.

    16.8 No Third-Party Beneficiaries.  This Agreement does not confer any benefits on any third party unless it expressly states that it does.

    16.9 Equitable Relief.  Nothing in this Agreement will limit either party’s ability to seek equitable relief.

    16.10 Governing Law.

    a. For City, County, and State Government Entities. If Customer is a city, county or state government entity, then the parties agree to remain silent regarding governing law and venue.

    b. For Federal Government Entities. If Customer is a federal government entity then the following applies: ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE SERVICES WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, EXCLUDING ITS CONFLICT OF LAWS RULES. SOLELY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY FEDERAL LAW: (I) THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA (EXCLUDING CALIFORNIA’S CONFLICT OF LAWS RULES) WILL APPLY IN THE ABSENCE OF APPLICABLE FEDERAL LAW; AND (II) FOR ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE SERVICES, THE PARTIES CONSENT TO PERSONAL JURISDICTION IN, AND THE EXCLUSIVE VENUE OF, THE COURTS IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

    c. For All Other Entities. If Customer is any entity not set forth in Section 16.10(a) or (b) then the following applies: ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE SERVICES WILL BE GOVERNED BY CALIFORNIA LAW, EXCLUDING THAT STATE’S CONFLICT OF LAWS RULES, AND WILL BE LITIGATED EXCLUSIVELY IN THE FEDERAL OR STATE COURTS OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, USA; THE PARTIES CONSENT TO PERSONAL JURISDICTION IN THOSE COURTS.

    16.11 Amendments. Any amendment must be in writing, signed by both parties, and expressly state that it is amending this Agreement.

    16.12 Survival. The following Sections will survive expiration or termination of this Agreement: 6.1 (Intellectual Property Rights), 8 (Confidential Information), 9.5 (Effects of Termination), 13 (Limitation of Liability), 14 (Indemnification) and 16 (Miscellaneous).

    16.13 Entire Agreement. This Agreement sets out all terms agreed between the parties and supersedes all other agreements between the parties relating to its subject matter. In entering into this Agreement, neither party has relied on, and neither party will have any right or remedy based on, any statement, representation or warranty (whether made negligently or innocently), except those expressly set out in this Agreement. The terms located at a URL referenced in this Agreement and the Documentation are hereby incorporated by this reference. After the Effective Date, Google may provide Customer with an updated URL in place of any URL in this Agreement.

    16.14 Conflicting Terms. If there is a conflict between the documents that make up this Agreement, the documents will control in the following order: the Agreement, and the terms located at any URL.

    16.15 Definitions.

    “Acceptable Use Policy” or “AUP” means the acceptable use policy set forth here for the Services: developers.google.com/cloud/terms/aup.

    “Account” means Customer’s Google account (either gmail.com address or an email address provided under the “Google Apps” product line), subject to those terms of service, as may be applicable.

    “Admin Console” means the online console(s) and/or tool(s) provided by Google to Customer for administering the Services.

    "Affiliate" means any entity that directly or indirectly Controls, is Controlled by, or is under common Control with a party.

    “Application(s)” means any web or other application Customer creates using the Services, including any source code written by Customer to be used with the Services, or hosted in an Instance.

    “Brand Features” means the trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features of each party, respectively, as secured by such party from time to time.

    “Committed Purchase(s)” have the meaning set forth in the Service Specific Terms.

    “Confidential Information” means information that one party (or an Affiliate) discloses to the other party under this Agreement, and which is marked as confidential or would normally under the circumstances be considered confidential information. It does not include information that the recipient already rightfully knew, that becomes public through no fault of the recipient, that was independently developed by the recipient, or that was lawfully given to the recipient by a third party. Customer Data is considered Customer’s Confidential Information.

    “Control” means control of greater than fifty percent of the voting rights or equity interests of a party.

    “Customer Data” means content provided, transmitted, or displayed via the Services by Customer or its End Users; but excluding any data provided as part of the Account.

    “Documentation” means the Google documentation (as may be updated from time to time) in the form generally made available by Google to its customers for use with the following Services: (a) Google App Engine, set forth here: https://developers.google.com/appengine/; (b) Google Cloud SQL, set forth here: https://developers.google.com/cloud-sql; (c) Google Cloud Storage, set forth here: https://developers.google.com/storage; (d) Google Prediction API, set forth here: https://developers.google.com/prediction; (e) Google BigQuery Service, set forth here: https://developers.google.com/bigquery/; (f) Google Compute Engine, set forth here:  https://developers.google.com/compute/; and (g) Google Cloud Datastore, set forth here: https://developers.google.com/datastore/.

    “Emergency Security Issue” means either: (a) Customer’s or its End User’s use of the Services in violation of the Acceptable Use Policy, which could disrupt: (i) the Services; (ii) other Customers’ or its End Users’ use of the Services; or (iii) the Google network or servers used to provide the Services; or (b) unauthorized third party access to the Services.   

    “End Users” means the individuals Customer permits to use the Services, Application, or Project.

    “Fee Threshold” means the threshold (as may be updated from time to time), as applicable for certain Services, as set forth here: https://developers.google.com/cloud/pricing/.

    “Fees” means the applicable fees for each Service and any applicable Taxes. The Fees for each Service are set forth here: https://developers.google.com/cloud/pricing/.

    “High Risk Activities” means uses such as the operation of nuclear facilities, air traffic control, or life support systems, where the use or failure of the Services could lead to death, personal injury, or environmental damage.

    “HIPAA” means the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 as it may be amended from time to time, and any regulations issued thereunder.

    “Instance” means a virtual machine instance, configured and managed by Customer, which runs on the Services. Instances are more fully described in the Documentation.

    “Intellectual Property Rights” means current and future worldwide rights under patent law, copyright law, trade secret law, trademark law, moral rights law, and other similar rights.

    “Legal Process” means a request for disclosure of data made pursuant to law, governmental regulation, court order, subpoena, warrant, governmental regulatory or agency request, or other valid legal authority, legal procedure, or similar process.

    “License Term” means the term of the Agreement, which will begin on the Effective Date and continue until the Agreement is terminated as set forth herein.

    “Package Purchase” has the meaning set forth in the Service Specific Terms.

    “Privacy Policy” means Google’s privacy policy located at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

    “Project” means a grouping of computing, storage, and API resources for Customer, and via which Customer may use the Services. Projects are more fully described in the Documentation.

    “Reserved Unit Term” has the meaning set forth in the Service Specific Terms.

    “Reserved Units” have the meaning set forth in the Service Specific Terms.

    “Services” mean, as applicable: (a) Google App Engine; (b) Google Cloud SQL; (c) Google Cloud Storage; (d) Google Prediction API; (e) Google BigQuery Service; (f) Google Compute Engine; and (g) Google Cloud Datastore, and such other services as set forth here: https://developers.google.com/cloud/services (including any associated application program interfaces; and (h) TSS. The Services do not include Google Translate API.

    “Service Specific Terms” means the terms specific to one or more Services set forth here:https://developers.google.com/cloud/terms/service-terms, except the terms relating to (a) Google Translate API; and (b) Fees for Google Cloud Datastore, do not apply.

    “SLA” means the Service Level Agreement as applicable to: (a) Google App Engine set forth here: https://developers.google.com/appengine/sla; (b) Google Cloud Storage set forth here: https://developers.google.com/storage/sla; (c) Google Prediction API set forth here: https://developers.google.com/prediction/sla; (d) Google BigQuery Service set forth here https://developers.google.com/bigquery/sla; (e) Google Cloud SQL set forth here: https://developers.google.com/cloud-sql/sla; (f) Google Compute Engine set forth here: https://developers.google.com/compute/sla; or (g) Google Cloud Datastore set forth here: https://developers.google.com/datastore/sla.

    “Software” means any downloadable tools, software development kits or other such proprietary computer software provided by Google in connection with the Services, which may be downloaded by Customer, and any updates Google may make to such Software from time to time.

    “Taxes” means any duties, customs fees, or taxes (other than Google’s income tax) associated with the purchase of the Services, including any related penalties or interest.

    “Terms URL” means the following URL set forth here: https://developers.google.com/cloud/terms/.

    “Token” means an alphanumeric key that is uniquely associated with Customer’s Account.

    “Trademark Guidelines” means Google’s Guidelines for Third Party Use of Google Brand Features, located at the following URL: http://www.google.com/permissions/guidelines.html.

    “TSS” means the technical support service provided by Google to the administrators pursuant to the TSS Guidelines.

    “TSS Guidelines” means Google’s technical support services guidelines then in effect for the Services. TSS Guidelines are at the following URL: http://support.google.com/enterprise/terms (under Google Cloud Platform Services).

    “Updates” means the periodic software updates provided by Google to Customer from time to time. Updates are designed to improve, enhance and further develop the Services and may take the form of bug fixes, enhanced functions, new software modules and completely new versions.

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