Meaning the date that the customer signs up for a paid subscription.
1 HayGan Ltd, trading as RankCaddy, a company incorporated in England and Wales (registration number 12697502), established under the laws of England and Wales (the “Provider“); and
2 RankCaddy users using a paid subscription account (the “Customer“).
1.1 In this Agreement:
“Access Credentials” means the usernames, passwords and other credentials enabling access to the Hosted Services, including both access credentials for the User Interface and access credentials for the API;
“Agreement” means this agreement including any Schedules, and any amendments to this Agreement from time to time;
“API” means the application programming interface for the Hosted Services defined by the Provider and made available by the Provider to the Customer;
“Business Day” means any weekday other than a bank or public holiday in England;
“Charges” means the following amounts:
(a) the amounts specified in Section 2 of Schedule 1 (Hosted Services particulars); and
(b) such amounts as may be agreed in writing by the parties from time to time;
“Customer Confidential Information” means:
(a) any information disclosed by or on behalf of the Customer to the Provider at any time before the termination of this Agreement (whether disclosed in writing, orally or otherwise) that at the time of disclosure:
(i) was marked or described as “confidential”; or
(ii) should have been reasonably understood by the Provider to be confidential; and
(b) the Customer Data;
“Customer Data” means all private data, works and materials: uploaded to or stored on the Platform by the Customer; transmitted by the Platform at the instigation of the Customer; or supplied by the Customer to the Provider for uploading to, transmission by or storage on the Platform (but excluding analytics data relating to the use of the Platform and server log files);
“Customer Personal Data” means any Personal Data that is processed by the Provider on behalf of the Customer in relation to this Agreement;
“Data Protection Laws” means all applicable laws relating to the processing of Personal Data;
“Documentation” means the documentation for the Hosted Services produced by the Provider and delivered or made available by the Provider to the Customer;
“Effective Date” means the date of execution of this Agreement;
“Force Majeure Event” means an event, or a series of related events, that is outside the reasonable control of the party affected (including failures of the internet or any public telecommunications network, hacker attacks, denial of service attacks, virus or other malicious software attacks or infections, power failures, industrial disputes affecting any third party, changes to the law, disasters, explosions, fires, floods, riots, terrorist attacks and wars);
“Hosted Services” means RankCaddy, as specified in the Hosted Services Specification, which will be made available by the Provider to the Customer as a service via the internet in accordance with this Agreement;
“Hosted Services Specification” means the specification for the Platform and Hosted Services set out in Section 1 of Schedule 1 (Hosted Services particulars) and in the Documentation;
“Intellectual Property Rights” means all intellectual property rights wherever in the world, whether registrable or unregistrable, registered or unregistered, including any application or right of application for such rights (and these “intellectual property rights” include copyright and related rights, database rights, confidential information, trade secrets, know-how, business names, trade names, trade marks, service marks, passing off rights, unfair competition rights, patents, petty patents, utility models, semi-conductor topography rights and rights in designs);
“Personal Data” has the meaning given to it in the Data Protection Laws applicable in the United Kingdom from time to time;
“Platform” means the platform managed by the Provider and used by the Provider to provide the Hosted Services, including the application and database software for the Hosted Services, the system and server software used to provide the Hosted Services, and the computer hardware on which that application, database, system and server software is installed;
“Schedule” means any schedule attached to the main body of this Agreement;
“Services” means any services that the Provider provides to the Customer, or has an obligation to provide to the Customer, under this Agreement;
“Support Services” means support in relation to the use of, and the identification and resolution of errors in, the Hosted Services, but shall not include the provision of training services;
“Term” means the term of this Agreement, commencing in accordance with Clause 3.1 and ending in accordance with Clause 3.2; and
“User Interface” means the interface for the Hosted Services designed to allow individual human users to access and use the Hosted Services.
2.1 This document was created using a template from Docular (https://docular.net).
3.1 This Agreement shall come into force upon the Effective Date.
3.2 This Agreement shall continue in force until the customer cancels their subscription (or payments are not made, see clause 4.12), upon which this Agreement shall terminate automatically, subject to termination in accordance with Clause 17 or any other provision of this Agreement.
4.1 The Provider shall provide, or shall ensure that the Platform will provide, to the Customer upon the Effective Date the Access Credentials necessary to enable the Customer to access and use the Hosted Services.
4.2 The Provider hereby grants to the Customer a worldwide, non-exclusive licence to use the Hosted Services by means of the User Interface in accordance with the Documentation during the Term.
4.3 Except to the extent expressly permitted in this Agreement or required by law on a non-excludable basis, the licence granted by the Provider to the Customer under Clause 4.2 is subject to the following prohibitions:
(a) the Customer must not sub-license its right to access and use the Hosted Services;
(b) the Customer must not permit any unauthorised person or application to access or use the Hosted Services;
(c) the Customer must not republish or redistribute any content or material from the Hosted Services; and
(d) the Customer must not conduct or request that any other person conduct any load testing or penetration testing on the Platform or Hosted Services without the prior written consent of the Provider.
4.4 The Customer shall implement and maintain reasonable security measures relating to the Access Credentials to ensure that no unauthorised person or application may gain access to the Hosted Services by means of the Access Credentials.
4.5 The Provider shall use all reasonable endeavours to maintain the availability of the Hosted Services to the Customer at the gateway between the public internet and the network of the hosting services provider for the Hosted Services, but does not guarantee 100% availability.
4.6 For the avoidance of doubt, downtime caused directly or indirectly by any of the following shall not be considered a breach of this Agreement:
(a) a Force Majeure Event;
(b) a fault or failure of the internet or any public telecommunications network;
(c) a fault or failure of the Customer’s computer systems or networks;
(d) any breach by the Customer of this Agreement; or
(e) scheduled maintenance carried out in accordance with this Agreement.
4.7 The Customer must comply with Schedule 2 (Acceptable Use Policy), and must ensure that all persons using the Hosted Services with the authority of the Customer or by means of the Access Credentials comply with Schedule 2 (Acceptable Use Policy).
4.8 The Customer must not use the Hosted Services in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Hosted Services or Platform or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Hosted Services.
4.9 The Customer must not use the Hosted Services in any way that uses excessive Platform resources and as a result is liable to cause a material degradation in the services provided by the Provider to its other customers using the Platform; and the Customer acknowledges that the Provider may use reasonable technical measures to limit the use of Platform resources by the Customer for the purpose of assuring services to its customers generally.
4.10 The Customer must not use the Hosted Services:
(a) in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful; or
(b) in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
4.11 For the avoidance of doubt, the Customer has no right to access the software code (including object code, intermediate code and source code) of the Platform, either during or after the Term.
4.12 The Provider may suspend the provision of the Hosted Services if any amount due to be paid by the Customer to the Provider under this Agreement is overdue, and the Provider has given to the Customer at least 30 days’ written notice, following the amount becoming overdue, of its intention to suspend the Hosted Services on this basis.
5.1 The Provider may from time to time suspend the Hosted Services for the purposes of scheduled maintenance to the Platform, providing that such scheduled maintenance must be carried out in accordance with this Clause 5.
5.2 The Provider shall where practicable give to the Customer at least 5 Business Days’ prior written notice of scheduled maintenance that will, or is likely to, affect the availability of the Hosted Services or have a material negative impact upon the Hosted Services.
5.3 The Provider shall ensure that, during each calendar month, the aggregate period during which the Hosted Services are unavailable as a result of scheduled maintenance, or negatively affected by scheduled maintenance to a material degree, does not exceed 8 hours.
6.1 The Provider shall provide the Support Services to the Customer during the Term.
6.2 The Provider shall make available to the Customer a helpdesk in accordance with the provisions of this main body of this Agreement.
6.3 The Provider shall provide the Support Services with reasonable skill and care.
6.4 The Customer may use the helpdesk for the purposes of requesting and, where applicable, receiving the Support Services; and the Customer must not use the helpdesk for any other purpose.
6.5 The Provider shall respond promptly to all requests for Support Services made by the Customer through the helpdesk.
6.6 The Provider may suspend the provision of the Support Services if any amount due to be paid by the Customer to the Provider under this Agreement is overdue, and the Provider has given to the Customer at least 30 days’ written notice, following the amount becoming overdue, of its intention to suspend the Support Services on this basis.
7.1 The Customer hereby grants to the Provider a non-exclusive licence to copy, reproduce, store, distribute, publish, export, adapt, edit and translate the Customer Data to the extent reasonably required for the performance of the Provider’s obligations and the exercise of the Provider’s rights under this Agreement. The Customer also grants to the Provider the right to sub-license these rights to its hosting, connectivity and telecommunications service providers, subject to any express restrictions elsewhere in this Agreement.
7.2 The Customer warrants to the Provider that the Customer Data will not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights or other legal rights of any person, and will not breach the provisions of any law, statute or regulation, in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law.
8.No assignment of Intellectual Property Rights
8.1 Nothing in this Agreement shall operate to assign or transfer any Intellectual Property Rights from the Provider to the Customer, or from the Customer to the Provider.
9.1 The Customer shall pay the Charges to the Provider in accordance with this Agreement.
9.2 All amounts stated in or in relation to this Agreement are, unless the context requires otherwise, stated inclusive of any applicable value added taxes.
10.1 The Provider shall issue invoices for the Charges to the Customer from time to time during the Term.
10.2 The Customer must pay the Charges to the Provider within the period of 30 days following the issue of an invoice in accordance with this Clause 10, providing that the Charges must in all cases be paid before the commencement of the period to which they relate.
10.3 The Customer must pay the Charges by debit card, credit card or direct debit (using such payment details as are notified by the Provider to the Customer from time to time).
11.Provider’s confidentiality obligations
11.1 The Provider must:
(a) keep the Customer Confidential Information strictly confidential;
(b) not disclose the Customer Confidential Information to any person without the Customer’s prior written consent, and then only under conditions of confidentiality approved in writing by the Customer;
(c) use the same degree of care to protect the confidentiality of the Customer Confidential Information as the Provider uses to protect the Provider’s own confidential information of a similar nature, being at least a reasonable degree of care; and
(d) act in good faith at all times in relation to the Customer Confidential Information.
11.2 Notwithstanding Clause 11.1, the Provider may disclose the Customer Confidential Information to the Provider’s officers, employees, professional advisers, insurers, agents and subcontractors who have a need to access the Customer Confidential Information for the performance of their work with respect to this Agreement and who are bound by a written agreement or professional obligation to protect the confidentiality of the Customer Confidential Information.
11.3 This Clause 11 imposes no obligations upon the Provider with respect to Customer Confidential Information that:
(a) is known to the Provider before disclosure under this Agreement and is not subject to any other obligation of confidentiality;
(b) is or becomes publicly known through no act or default of the Provider; or
(c) is obtained by the Provider from a third party in circumstances where the Provider has no reason to believe that there has been a breach of an obligation of confidentiality.
11.4 The restrictions in this Clause 11 do not apply to the extent that any Customer Confidential Information is required to be disclosed by any law or regulation, by any judicial or governmental order or request, or pursuant to disclosure requirements relating to the listing of the stock of the Provider on any recognised stock exchange.
11.5 The provisions of this Clause 11 shall continue in force indefinitely following the termination of this Agreement.
12.1 Each party shall comply with the Data Protection Laws with respect to the processing of the Customer Personal Data.
12.2 The Customer warrants to the Provider that it has the legal right to disclose all Personal Data that it does in fact disclose to the Provider under or in connection with this Agreement.
12.3 The Customer shall only supply to the Provider, and the Provider shall only process, in each case under or in relation to this Agreement:
(a) the Personal Data of data subjects falling within the categories specified in Section 1 of Schedule 3 (Data processing information) (or such other categories as may be agreed by the parties in writing); and
(b) Personal Data of the types specified in Section 2 of Schedule 3 (Data processing information) (or such other types as may be agreed by the parties in writing).
12.4 The Provider shall only process the Customer Personal Data for the purposes specified in Section 3 of Schedule 3 (Data processing information).
12.5 The Provider shall only process the Customer Personal Data during the Term and for not more than 30 days following the end of the Term, subject to the other provisions of this Clause 12.
12.6 The Provider shall only process the Customer Personal Data on the documented instructions of the Customer (including with regard to transfers of the Customer Personal Data to any place outside the United Kingdom), as set out in this Agreement or any other document agreed by the parties in writing.
12.7 The Customer hereby authorises the Provider to make the following transfers of Customer Personal Data:
(a) the Provider may transfer the Customer Personal Data internally to its own employees, offices and facilities in the UK.;
(b) the Provider may transfer the Customer Personal Data to its sub-processors, providing that such transfers must be protected by any appropriate safeguards identified therein; and
(c) the Provider may transfer the Customer Personal Data to a country, a territory or sector to the extent that the competent data protection authorities have decided that the country, territory or sector ensures an adequate level of protection for Personal Data.
12.8 The Provider shall promptly inform the Customer if, in the opinion of the Provider, an instruction of the Customer relating to the processing of the Customer Personal Data infringes the Data Protection Laws.
12.9 Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Provider may process the Customer Personal Data if and to the extent that the Provider is required to do so by applicable law. In such a case, the Provider shall inform the Customer of the legal requirement before processing, unless that law prohibits such information.
12.10 The Provider shall ensure that persons authorised to process the Customer Personal Data have committed themselves to confidentiality or are under an appropriate statutory obligation of confidentiality.
12.11 The Provider and the Customer shall each implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure an appropriate level of security for the Customer Personal Data, including those measures specified in Section 4 of Schedule 3 (Data processing information).
12.12 The Provider must not engage any third party to process the Customer Personal Data without the prior specific or general written authorisation of the Customer. In the case of a general written authorisation, the Provider shall inform the Customer at least 14 days in advance of any intended changes concerning the addition or replacement of any third party processor, and if the Customer objects to any such changes before their implementation, then the Customer may terminate their subscription. The Provider shall ensure that each third party processor is subject to equivalent legal obligations as those imposed on the Provider by this Clause 12.
12.13 As at the Effective Date, the Provider is hereby authorised by the Customer to engage, as sub-processors with respect to Customer Personal Data, the third parties, and third parties within the categories.
12.14 The Provider shall, insofar as possible and taking into account the nature of the processing, take appropriate technical and organisational measures to assist the Customer with the fulfilment of the Customer’s obligation to respond to requests exercising a data subject’s rights under the Data Protection Laws.
12.15 The Provider shall assist the Customer in ensuring compliance with the obligations relating to the security of processing of personal data, the notification of personal data breaches to the supervisory authority, the communication of personal data breaches to the data subject, data protection impact assessments and prior consultation in relation to high-risk processing under the Data Protection Laws.
12.16 The Provider must notify the Customer of any Personal Data breach affecting the Customer Personal Data without undue delay and, in any case, not later than 72 hours after the Provider becomes aware of the breach.
12.17 The Provider shall make available to the Customer all information necessary to demonstrate the compliance of the Provider with its obligations under this Clause 12 and the Data Protection Laws.
12.18 The Provider shall, at the choice of the Customer, delete or return all of the Customer Personal Data to the Customer after the provision of services relating to the processing, and shall delete existing copies save to the extent that applicable law requires storage of the relevant Personal Data.
12.19 The Provider shall allow for and contribute to audits, including inspections, conducted by the Customer or another auditor mandated by the Customer in respect of the compliance of the Provider’s processing of Customer Personal Data with the Data Protection Laws and this Clause 12. The Provider may charge the Customer at its standard time-based charging rates for any work performed by the Provider at the request of the Customer pursuant to this Clause 12.19, providing that no such charges shall be levied where the request to perform the work arises out of any breach by the Provider of this Agreement or any security breach affecting the systems of the Provider.
12.20 If any changes or prospective changes to the Data Protection Laws result or will result in one or both parties not complying with the Data Protection Laws in relation to processing of Personal Data carried out under this Agreement, then the parties shall use their best endeavours promptly to agree such variations to this Agreement as may be necessary to remedy such non-compliance.
13.1 The Provider warrants to the Customer that:
(a) the Provider has the legal right and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform its obligations under this Agreement;
(b) the Provider will comply with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements applying to the exercise of the Provider’s rights and the fulfilment of the Provider’s obligations under this Agreement; and
(c) the Provider has or has access to all necessary know-how, expertise and experience to perform its obligations under this Agreement.
13.2 The Provider warrants to the Customer that:
(a) the Platform and Hosted Services will conform in all material respects with the Hosted Services Specification; and
(b) the Platform will incorporate security features reflecting the requirements of good industry practice.
13.3 The Provider warrants to the Customer that the Hosted Services, when used by the Customer in accordance with this Agreement, will not breach any laws, statutes or regulations applicable under English law.
13.4 The Provider warrants to the Customer that the Hosted Services, when used by the Customer in accordance with this Agreement, will not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any person in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law.
13.5 The Customer warrants to the Provider that it has the legal right and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform its obligations under this Agreement.
13.6 All of the parties’ warranties and representations in respect of the subject matter of this Agreement are expressly set out in this Agreement. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, no other warranties or representations concerning the subject matter of this Agreement will be implied into this Agreement or any related contract.
14.Acknowledgements and warranty limitations
14.1 The Customer acknowledges that complex software is never wholly free from defects, errors and bugs; and subject to the other provisions of this Agreement, the Provider gives no warranty or representation that the Hosted Services will be wholly free from defects, errors and bugs.
14.2 The Customer acknowledges that complex software is never entirely free from security vulnerabilities; and subject to the other provisions of this Agreement, the Provider gives no warranty or representation that the Hosted Services will be entirely secure.
14.3 The Customer acknowledges that the Hosted Services are designed to be compatible only with that software and those systems specified as compatible in the Hosted Services Specification; and the Provider does not warrant or represent that the Hosted Services will be compatible with any other software or systems.
14.4 The Customer acknowledges that the Provider will not provide any legal, financial, accountancy or taxation advice under this Agreement or in relation to the Hosted Services; and, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in this Agreement, the Provider does not warrant or represent that the Hosted Services or the use of the Hosted Services by the Customer will not give rise to any legal liability on the part of the Customer or any other person.
15.Limitations and exclusions of liability
15.1 Nothing in this Agreement will:
(a) limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
(b) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
(d) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
15.2 The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Clause 15 and elsewhere in this Agreement:
(a) are subject to Clause 15.1; and
(b) govern all liabilities arising under this Agreement or relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in this Agreement.
15.3 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any losses arising out of a Force Majeure Event.
15.4 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss of profits or anticipated savings.
15.5 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss of revenue or income.
15.6 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss of use or production.
15.7 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss of business, contracts or opportunities.
15.8 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.
15.9 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
16.Force Majeure Event
16.1 If a Force Majeure Event gives rise to a failure or delay in either party performing any obligation under this Agreement (other than any obligation to make a payment), that obligation will be suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure Event.
16.2 A party that becomes aware of a Force Majeure Event which gives rise to, or which is likely to give rise to, any failure or delay in that party performing any obligation under this Agreement, must:
(a) promptly notify the other; and
(b) inform the other of the period for which it is estimated that such failure or delay will continue.
16.3 A party whose performance of its obligations under this Agreement is affected by a Force Majeure Event must take reasonable steps to mitigate the effects of the Force Majeure Event.
17.1 Either party may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect.
17.2 The Customer may cancel their subscription at any time. Cancellation will leave the account live for the remainder of the subscription period. RankCaddy will then stop access to the tools, services and data available with paid subscriptions.
18.Effects of termination
18.1 Upon the termination of this Agreement, all of the provisions of this Agreement shall cease to have effect, save that the following provisions of this Agreement shall survive and continue to have effect (in accordance with their express terms or otherwise indefinitely): Clauses 1, 4.11, 10.2, 11, 12, 15, 18 and 19.
18.2 Except to the extent that this Agreement expressly provides otherwise, the termination of this Agreement shall not affect the accrued rights of either party.
19.1 No breach of any provision of this Agreement shall be waived except with the express written consent of the party not in breach.
19.2 If any provision of this Agreement is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions of this Agreement will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect (unless that would contradict the clear intention of the parties, in which case the entirety of the relevant provision will be deemed to be deleted).
19.3 This Agreement is made for the benefit of the parties, and is not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party. The rights of the parties to terminate, rescind, or agree any amendment, waiver, variation or settlement under or relating to this Agreement are not subject to the consent of any third party.
19.4 Subject to Clause 15.1, this Agreement shall constitute the entire agreement between the parties in relation to the subject matter of this Agreement, and shall supersede all previous agreements, arrangements and understandings between the parties in respect of that subject matter.
19.5 This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
19.6 The courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any dispute arising under or in connection with this Agreement.
Schedule 1 (Hosted Services particulars)
1.Specification of Hosted Services
RankCaddy is a cloud based tool and will track rankings for the keywords specified or uploaded by Customers. RankCaddy will also display Google Analytics and Google Search Console data from the Customer’s connected accounts, allowing Customers to view and filter the data using RankCaddy’s functionality.
Subscription prices are set out on the website and are charged on a monthly basis from the date of subscription sign up. A customer can cancel at any time. Upon cancellation, full use of the tool will cease, data removed; and the user will receive a pro-rata refund for the remaining period of the subscription month. Payments are managed and processed by Stripe.
Schedule 2 (Acceptable Use Policy)
1.1 This acceptable use policy (the “Policy“) sets out the rules governing:
(a) the use of the website at , any successor website, and the services available on that website or any successor website (the “Services“); and
(b) the transmission, storage and processing of content by you, or by any person on your behalf, using the Services (“Content“).
1.2 References in this Policy to “you” are to any customer for the Services and any individual user of the Services (and “your” should be construed accordingly); and references in this Policy to “us” are to HayGan Ltd, trading as RankCaddy (and “we” and “our” should be construed accordingly).
1.3 By using the Services, you agree to the rules set out in this Policy.
2.General usage rules
2.1 You must not use the Services in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Services or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Services.
2.2 You must not use the Services:
(a) in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, deceptive or harmful; or
(b) in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, deceptive or harmful purpose or activity.
2.3 You must ensure that all Content complies with the provisions of this Policy.
3.1 Content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).
4.1 You acknowledge that we may actively monitor the Content and the use of the Services.
Schedule 3 (Data processing information)
1.Categories of data subject
2.Types of Personal Data
First name, last name and email address
3.Purposes of processing
Data is used for login details and to identify/differentiate user accounts.
4.Security measures for Personal Data
Login details are stored securely. Personal and payment data is managed and processed by Stripe.