利用規約

最終更新日2020年6月1日

IFINCA TERMS & CONDITIONS

(Last update February 5, 2021)


SECTIONS.

I.一般条件

II.インポーター - 利用規約

III. EXPORTER - TERMS & CONDITIONS



SECTION I - GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

iFinca LLC(以下「当社」、「当社」、「当社」、「当社」)は、www.ifinca.co にあるウェブサイト、および本利用規約へのリンクを持つその他の関連ウェブサイトやモバイルアプリケーション(以下「本サイト」)を運営しています。本サイトの一部の機能には、追加のガイドライン、条件、または規則が適用される場合があり、それらはそのような機能に関連して本サイトに掲載または利用可能になります。そのような追加の条件、ガイドライン、規則はすべて、参照することにより本利用規約に組み込まれます。

本利用規約(以下「本規約」といいます)は、本サイトの利用に適用される法的拘束力のある規約と条件を定めたものです。本サイトにアクセスまたは使用することにより、利用者は本利用規約に同意したことになり、利用者は本利用規約を締結する権利、権限、および能力を有していることを表明し、保証するものとします(利用者自身または利用者が代表する事業体を代表して)。18歳未満の方は、本サイトにアクセスしたり、本サイトを使用したり、本規約に同意したりすることはできません。これらの条件のすべての条項に同意しない場合は、本サイトにアクセスしたり、使用したりしないでください。

これらの条件は、紛争を解決するために、陪審員裁判や集団訴訟ではなく、個人ベースでの仲裁(第10.2項)の使用を要求し、また、紛争が発生した場合に利用できる救済手段を制限します。

1.アカウント

1.1 アカウントの作成。本サイトの特定の機能を利用するためには、アカウント(以下「アカウント」といいます)に登録し、アカウント登録フォームで促されるように自分自身に関する特定の情報を提供する必要があります。お客様は以下のことを表明し、保証するものとします。(a) あなたが提出する必要な登録情報はすべて真実かつ正確であり、(b) あなたはそのような情報の正確性を維持すること。お客様は、本サイトの指示に従うことで、理由の如何を問わず、いつでもアカウントを削除することができます。当社は、第8条に従って、あなたのアカウントを停止または終了することができます。

1.2 アカウントの責任。お客様は、自分のアカウントのログイン情報の機密性を維持する責任があり、自分のアカウントの下で発生するすべての活動に完全に責任を負います。お客様は、アカウントの不正使用、不正使用の疑い、またはその他のセキュリティ違反があった場合は、直ちに当社に通知することに同意するものとします。当社は、お客様が上記の要件を遵守しなかったことに起因する損失や損害について、一切の責任を負いません。

2.サイトへのアクセスとQRコード

2.1 ライセンス。

(a) これらの条件に従うものとします。(i) お客様が個人の消費者である場合、当社は、お客様が個人的に非商業的に使用する場合に限り、本サイトを使用し、アクセスするための譲渡不可、非独占的、取消可能、限定的なライセンスをお客様に付与します。(ii) お客様が [当社の潜在的または現在のサプライヤー、販売業者、顧客、または上記のいずれかの代表者(以下「ビジネスユーザー」)] である場合、当社は、お客様が当社の潜在的または現在のサプライヤー、販売業者、または顧客としての役割に関連した合法的なビジネス目的のためにのみ、またはお客様が当社と締結した別個の契約(それぞれを「ビジネス目的」)に基づいて許可された場合にのみ、本サイトを使用してアクセスするための譲渡不能、非独占的、取消可能、限定的なライセンスをお客様に付与します。このような事業目的に関連した支払い条件は、該当するビジネスユーザーと当社との間の別個の契約書に記載されます。

(b) 本規約に従い、お客様がビジネスユーザーの場合、当社は、当社が検証した製品に関連してのみ使用するために、本サイトの特定の部分へのアクセスを提供する 1 つまたは複数の QR コード(以下、それぞれを「コード」といいます)を提供することがあり、当社はここに、当社が検証したコーヒーおよび関連製品(以下、「製品」といいます)の商業販売に関連してのみ、当該コードを使用するための譲渡不能、非独占的、取消可能、限定的なライセンスをお客様に付与します。お客様は、本コードに関連するすべての仕様、基準、指示に従うものとします。

当社は、独自の裁量で、通知の有無にかかわらず、理由の如何を問わず、本規約の違反や終了を含め、お客様の本コードへのアクセスを停止または終了することができます。

(c) 上記のように当社が利用可能なコードを提供している限りにおいて、当社は、コードに関連して、当社が提供する正確な形式(色、スタイル、サイズの比率など)で、第 2.1 項(b) に記載されている明示的な目的のためにのみ、当社の商標、サービスマーク、ロゴ、および著作権(以下、総称して「マーク」)を使用するための非独占的、ロイヤリティフリー、譲渡不能、非譲渡可能な限定的なライセンスをお客様に付与します。お客様は、当社の書面による事前の許可なしに、当社のマークを他の方法で使用することはできません。当社が提供する所有権表示(例:®、©、™、SM)は、当社の指示に従って使用するものとします。ここに記載されているようにお客様がマークを使用する場合は、その都度、当社の事前承認が必要となります。お客様は、製品の製造、保管、または流通に使用されている施設が、当社の品質基準、本規約に定められているその他の仕様や要件、またはコードやマークに関連して当社が提供する要件に準拠していることを確認するために、当社が製品の製造、保管、または流通に使用されている施設をいつでも検査することを許可し、当社の許可を得るものとします。お客様は、(a) 当社が世界中のマークおよびそれに関連するすべての営業権の所有者であり、(b) 本契約に基づくマークのすべての使用およびその使用から生じる営業権は、もっぱら当社の利益となることを認めるものとします。(b) 本契約に基づくすべてのマークの使用およびその使用から生じる営業権は、当社の利益のみを得るものとします。お客様が法律の運用またはその他の方法でマークに関する権利を取得した場合、お客様は本契約により、当事者のいずれかによる更なる行動なしに、そのような権利を取消不能の形で当社に譲渡するものとします。お客様は、常にすべての適用法を遵守し、各製品がすべての適用法に準拠していることを確認するものとします。

2.2 特定の制限。本規約で利用者に付与された権利は、以下の制限の対象となります。(a) 利用者は、第2条1項(b)で許可されている場合を除き、本サイトまたはコードの全部または一部をライセンス、販売、賃貸、リース、譲渡、譲渡、配布、またはホストしてはなりません。1(b)項で許可されている場合を除き、本サイトまたはコードの全部または一部をライセンス販売、賃貸、リース、譲渡、譲渡、配布、ホストすることはできません。(b)ビジネスユーザーがビジネス目的で本サイトを使用することができることを条件に、本サイトの全部または一部を問わず、商業的に利用することはできません。(c)本サイトまたはコードのいかなる部分も修正、二次的著作物の作成、逆アセンブル、リバースコンパイル、リバースエンジニアリングすることはできません。(e) ここに明示的に記載されている場合を除き、本サイトまたはコードのいかなる部分もコピー、複製、配布、再発行、ダウンロード、表示、掲示、送信をいかなる形式または手段でも禁止します。 (f) 利用者は、個人または団体になりすましたり、個人または団体との関係を偽ったりしてはなりません。別段の記載がない限り、本サイトおよび/または本コードの将来のリリース、アップデート、またはその他の機能追加は、本規約に従うものとします。本サイト(または本サイトに表示されているコンテンツ)および/またはコードの著作権およびその他の所有権表示はすべて、そのすべてのコピーに保持されていなければなりません。

2.3 変更。当社は、お客様への通知の有無に関わらず、いつでも本サイトの全部または一部を変更、中断、中止する権利を有します。お客様は、当社が本サイトまたはその一部の変更、中断、中止について、お客様または第三者に対して責任を負わないことに同意するものとします。

2.4 サポートまたはメンテナンスの禁止。お客様は、当社が本サイトに関連してお客様にサポートやメンテナンスを提供する義務を負わないことを認め、同意するものとします。

2.5 所有権。ユーザーが提供するユーザーコンテンツ(以下に定義)を除いて、本サイトおよびそのコンテンツ、コードおよびマークの著作権、特許、商標、企業秘密を含むすべての知的財産権は、当社または当社のサプライヤーが所有していることを認めるものとします。これらの条件(または本サイトへのアクセス)は、第2.1条に明示的に規定されている限定的なアクセス権を除き、そのような知的財産権に関するいかなる権利、権原、または利益も、お客様または第三者に譲渡するものではありません。当社およびそのサプライヤーは、本規約で付与されていないすべての権利を留保します。これらの条件で付与された暗黙のライセンスはありません。

3.ユーザーコンテンツ

3.1 ユーザーコンテンツ。"ユーザーコンテンツ」とは、ユーザーが本サイトに提出する、または本サイトで使用するすべての情報およびコンテンツ(例:ユーザーのプロフィールや投稿のコンテンツ)を意味します。ユーザーコンテンツについては、ユーザーが単独で責任を負うものとします。ユーザーは、ユーザーコンテンツの正確性、完全性、または有用性に対する他者の信頼、または個人的にユーザーまたは第三者を特定するユーザーコンテンツの開示を含む、ユーザーコンテンツの使用に関連するすべてのリスクを負うものとします。利用者はここに、利用者のユーザーコンテンツが当社の利用規定に違反していないことを表明し、保証するものとします(以下のセクションで定義されています)。

3.3).利用者は、利用者のユーザーコンテンツが当社によって提供、後援、または支持されていることを他者に表明したり、暗示したりすることはできません。ユーザーコンテンツの責任はユーザー自身にあるため、例えば、ユーザーコンテンツが利用規約に違反した場合、ユーザー自身が責任を負う可能性があります。当社はユーザーコンテンツをバックアップする義務を負わず、ユーザーコンテンツは事前の通知なしにいつでも削除することができます。ユーザーは、ユーザーコンテンツのバックアップコピーを自分で作成し、維持する責任を負うものとします。

3.2 ライセンス。あなたはここに、本サイトにあなたのユーザーコンテンツを含める目的に限り、あなたのユーザーコンテンツを複製、配布、公開表示、実行、二次的著作物の作成、他の著作物への組み込み、その他の方法であなたのユーザーコンテンツを使用し、利用するための取消不能な非独占的、ロイヤリティフリーの完全に支払われた全世界的なライセンスを当社に付与します(あなたが付与する権利を持っていることを表明し、保証します)。ユーザーは、ユーザーコンテンツに関する著作者人格権や帰属に関するいかなる主張や主張も取消不能な形で放棄するものとします(そして放棄させることに同意するものとします)。

3.3 利用規約。以下の用語は、当社の「利用規約」を構成しています。

(a) 利用者は、(i) 著作権、商標、特許、企業秘密、著作者人格権、プライバシー権、パブリシティ権、またはその他の知的財産権や所有権を含む第三者の権利を侵害するユーザーコンテンツを収集、アップロード、送信、表示、または配布するために本サイトを使用しないことに同意するものとします。(ii) 非合法、嫌がらせ、虐待、不法行為、脅迫、有害、他人のプライバシーを侵害するもの、下品なもの、中傷的なもの、虚偽のもの、意図的に誤解を招くもの、営業上の誹謗中傷、ポルノ、わいせつなもの、著しく攻撃的なもの、人種差別、偏見、憎悪、身体的危害を助長するもの、またはその他好ましくないもの。(iii) 何らかの形で未成年者に有害なもの、または(iv) 法律、規制、義務または第三者が課した制限に違反するもの。

(b) さらに、以下を行わないことに同意するものとします。(i) コンピュータウィルス、ワーム、またはコンピュータシステムやデータを損傷または変更することを目的としたソフトウェアをアップロード、送信、または本サイトを介して配布すること、(ii) 本サイトを介して、商業的かどうかにかかわらず、未承諾または無許可の広告、プロモーション資料、ジャンクメール、スパム、チェーンレター、ねずみ講、またはその他の重複または未承諾のメッセージの任意の形式を送信すること。(iii) 本サイトを利用して、他のユーザーの同意なしに、電子メールアドレスを含む他のユーザーに関する情報やデータを収集、収集、収集、収集、または収集すること、(iv) 本サイトに接続されているサーバーやネットワークを妨害したり、中断させたり、過度の負担を生じさせたり、またはそれらのネットワークの規制、ポリシー、手続きに違反すること。(v) パスワードマイニングまたはその他の手段を用いて、本サイト(または本サイトに接続されている他のコンピュータシステムまたはネットワーク)への不正アクセスを試みること、(vi) 他のユーザーによる本サイトの使用および享受を嫌がらせまたは妨害すること。(vii) 本サイト上で複数のアカウントを作成するためのソフトウェアまたは自動化されたエージェントまたはスクリプトを使用すること、または本サイトへの自動検索、リクエスト、またはクエリを生成すること(または本サイトからデータを削除、スクレイプ、またはマイニングすること)(ただし、当社は、当社のロボットで設定されたパラメータに従って、当社が条件付きで公的な検索エンジンの運営者に、本サイトから資料をコピーするためにスパイダーを使用する取消可能な許可を与えることを条件付きで許可します。txtファイル)。

3.4 施行。当社は、ユーザーコンテンツを見直し、ユーザーが「利用規約」または本規約の他の条項に違反した場合、または当社または他の人に責任を負わせるような行為を行った場合、当社の独自の裁量でユーザーに対して調査および/または適切な措置を取る権利を留保します(義務はありません)。そのような措置には、ユーザーコンテンツの削除または修正、第8条に基づくアカウントの終了、および/または法執行機関への報告が含まれる場合があります。

3.5 フィードバック。サイトに関するフィードバックまたは提案(以下「フィードバック」)を当社に提供する場合、お客様はここに当該フィードバックのすべての権利を当社に譲渡し、当社が適切と考える方法で当該フィードバックおよび関連情報を使用し、完全に利用する権利を有することに同意するものとします。当社は、お客様が当社に提供したすべてのフィードバックを非機密かつ非独占的なものとして扱います。お客様は、機密または所有権があると考えられる情報やアイデアを当社に提出しないことに同意するものとします。

4.信頼性; ビジネスとの非干渉。

4.1 機密情報。本第 4 条において「秘密情報」とは、ソフトウェア、コンセプト、ノウハウ、デザイン、仕様書、図表、図面、財務情報、事業計画、製品、サービス、顧客情報、価格設定、その他の情報を含むがこれらに限定されない、直接的または間接的に書面、口頭、または有形物の検査によって、当社がビジネスユーザーに開示した情報を意味します。

本サイトを通じて開示されているかどうかに関わらず、その他の専有情報または機密情報を含むものとします。ただし、機密情報には、ビジネスユーザーが以下のような情報を含むものではありません。(i) ビジネスユーザーの直接的または間接的な過失、行動、または不作為なしに一般に知られていた、または一般に利用可能になった情報、(ii) ビジネスユーザーの事前の書面による文書に基づき、開示の時点より前から知られていた情報、(iii) 当社以外の情報源から、当該情報を正当に保有し、開示する権利を有するビジネスユーザーが受領した情報、(iv) ビジネスユーザーが独自に開発した情報であって、当該ビジネスユーザーが独自に開発したことが文書化されているものを含みます。機密情報には、第三者から当該ビジネス・ユーザーに開示された情報も含まれる場合があります。

4.2 非使用および非開示。各ビジネスユーザーは、(a) 機密情報の秘密を厳守し、(b) 当社から受け取った機密情報を正当なビジネス目的以外の目的で使用しないことに同意するものとします。ビジネスユーザーは、事業目的を遂行するために情報にアクセスする必要がある合理的な必要性を持つビジネスユーザーの従業員やコンサルタントを除き、当社の機密情報を第三者やその従業員やコンサルタントに開示しないことに同意するものとします。当該ビジネスユーザーは、その従業員またはコンサルタントが本規約に基づく義務に違反した場合には、その責任を負うものとします。ビジネスユーザーは、機密情報を具現化した試作品、ソフトウェア、その他の有形物の修正、リバースエンジニアリング、逆アセンブル、その他の著作物の作成、または逆コンパイルをしてはならないものとします。

4.3 強制的な開示。ただし、(a) 当該ビジネスユーザーは、(a) 当該開示に先立ち、そのような要件を書面で速やかに当社に通知し、(b) 公開から情報を保護する命令を得るために当社に協力し、(c) 開示を特定の機密情報と法律で合理的に要求される範囲に限定することを条件とします。

4.4 機密性の維持。各ビジネスユーザーは、機密情報の秘密を保護し、開示や不正使用を避けるために合理的な措置を取ることに同意するものとします。上記を制限することなく、ビジネスユーザーは、少なくとも自身の最も機密性の高い情報を保護するために必要な措置を講じ、合理的な注意を払わなければならない。また、機密情報にアクセスできる従業員またはコンサルタントは、機密情報が当該従業員またはコンサルタントに開示される前に、本条項と同様の内容の不使用および秘密保持契約書に署名していることを確認しなければならない。当該ビジネスユーザーは、事前に会社の書面による承認がない限り、機密情報のコピーを作成してはなりません。当該ビジネスユーザーは、会社の所有権に関する通知を、原本に記載されているか、または原本に記載されているのと同じ方法で、承認されたコピーに複製しなければなりません。

4.5 資料の返却。当社がビジネスユーザーに開示した機密情報を含む、またはそれを表すすべての文書およびその他の有形物、およびビジネスユーザーが所有するすべてのコピーは、当社の所有物となり、当社の書面による要求があれば、速やかに破棄または当社に返却されるものとします。

4.6 不正行為の禁止。各ビジネスユーザーは、当社または該当する第三者ユーザーが事前に書面による同意を提供しない限り、製品または関連サービスに関わるプロジェクト、販売、またはその他の取引に関連して、本サイトの利用を通じて当該ビジネスユーザーに身元が明らかになった当社または当該第三者ユーザーの潜在的または現在のサプライヤー、販売業者、または顧客との取引において、当社またはその他のビジネスユーザー(以下、それぞれを「第三者ユーザー」といいます)を迂回しないことに同意します。

4.7 競合しないこと。ビジネスユーザーが本サイトを直近に使用してから 24 ヶ月間は、当該ビジネスユーザーは、本サイトおよび当社および/またはそのサプライヤーのブロックチェーン技術プラットフォームに関して、直接または間接を問わず、独自に、または第三者と協力して、当社と競合しないことに同意するものとします。

4.8 補償。各ビジネスユーザーは、本第4条に定める義務が、当社とその事業を保護するために必要かつ合理的であることに同意するものとします。当該ビジネスユーザーは、QRコード、マーク、および機密情報の独特な性質のため、金銭的な損害賠償は、当該ビジネスユーザーによる本契約に定められた誓約および契約の違反に対して会社を補償するには不十分であることに明示的に同意します。したがって、かかるビジネスユーザーは、かかる違反または違反のおそれがある場合、当社に回復不能な損害を与えることに同意し、そのことを認めるものとします。

(a) 実際の損害を証明する必要はなく、当社は、(a) 実際の損害を証明する必要はなく、本契約に基づくビジネスユーザーの義務の違反または執行、または QR コード、マーク、または機密情報の不正使用または開示に起因または関連して生じる、弁護士費用を含むがこれに限定されないあらゆる損失または損害から、当該ビジネスユーザーから補償される権利を有するものとします。

5.補償。利用者は、(a)利用者による本サイトの利用、(b)利用者による本規約の違反、(c)利用者による適用法や規制の違反、または(d)利用者のユーザーコンテンツに起因する、またはそれに起因する第三者からのクレームや要求から、費用や弁護士費用を含め、当社(およびその役員、従業員、代理人)を免責し、損害を与えないことに同意するものとします。当社は、お客様の費用負担で、お客様が当社に補償を求められた問題の独占的な防御および管理を引き受ける権利を留保し、お客様はこれらの請求に対する当社の防御に協力することに同意するものとします。あなたは、当社の書面による事前の同意なしに、いかなる問題も解決しないことに同意するものとします。当社は、そのような請求、訴訟、または訴訟手続きを知った時点でお客様に通知するための合理的な努力を行います。

6.第3者のリンクと広告、他のユーザー

6.1 サードパーティのリンクと広告。本サイトには、第三者のウェブサイトやサービスへのリンク、および/または第三者のための広告(総称して「第三者のリンクと広告」)が含まれている場合があります。このような第三者のリンクおよび広告は当社の管理下にはなく、当社はいかなる第三者のリンクおよび広告に対しても責任を負いません。当社は、これらのサードパーティのリンクおよび広告へのアクセスをお客様の便宜のためだけに提供するものであり、サードパーティのリンクおよび広告について、審査、承認、監視、保証、または表明を行うものではありません。利用者は、利用者自身の責任ですべてのサードパーティのリンクと広告を使用し、その際には適切なレベルの注意と慎重さを適用する必要があります。あなたがサードパーティのリンク&広告をクリックすると、サードパーティのプライバシーやデータ収集の慣行を含む、該当するサードパーティの条件とポリシーが適用されます。あなたは、そのようなサードパーティのリンク&広告に関連した取引を進める前に、必要または適切と感じる調査を行うべきです。

6.2 他のユーザー。各サイトのユーザーは、自身のユーザーコンテンツの一切について単独で責任を負うものとします。当社はユーザーコンテンツを管理していないため、利用者は、利用者が提供したものであろうと他人が提供したものであろうと、当社がユーザーコンテンツに対して責任を負わないことを認め、同意するものとします。当社は、ユーザーコンテンツの正確性、最新性、適合性、または品質について、いかなる保証も行いません。他のサイトユーザーとのやりとりは、ユーザーとそのようなユーザーとの間のみで行われます。お客様は、そのような相互作用の結果として発生した損失や損害について、当社が一切の責任を負わないことに同意するものとします。ユーザーとサイトユーザーの間に紛争が生じた場合、当社は関与する義務を負いません。

6.3 解放。あなたはここに、当社(および当社の役員、従業員、代理人、後継者、および譲受人)を過去、現在、および将来のあらゆる紛争、請求、論争、要求、権利、義務、責任から解放し、永久に解放し、ここに放棄します。本サイト(他のサイトユーザーまたは第三者のリンクおよび広告との相互作用、行為または不作為を含む)から直接または間接的に発生した、または本サイトに直接または間接的に関連して発生した、あらゆる種類および性質(人身傷害、死亡、および物的損害を含む)の訴訟および訴訟原因。お客様がカリフォルニア州在住者である場合、お客様は、前記に関連してカリフォルニア州民事法典第1542条を放棄します。"一般的なリリースは、リリースを実行する時点で債権者が自身または彼女に有利な条件で存在することを知らないか、またはそのような条件で存在すると予想される請求には適用されません。

7.免責事項

当サイト、コードおよびマークは、該当する場合には、「現状有姿」で提供されます。そして「利用可能なまま」を基本とし、当社 (および当社のサプライヤー) は、商品性、特定の目的への適合性、タイトル、快適な娯楽、正確性、または非侵害のすべての保証または条件を含む、明示的、黙示的、または制定的であるかどうかに関わらず、いかなる種類のいかなる保証および条件も明示的に否認します。当社(および当社のサプライヤー)は、当サイト、コードまたはマークが適用される場合、お客様の要求を満たすこと、中断のない、タイムリーな、安全な、またはエラーのないベースで利用できること、正確であること、信頼できること、ウイルスやその他の有害なコードがないこと、完全であること、合法的であること、または安全であることについて、一切の保証を行いません。適用される法律で、以下のいずれかの保証が必要とされている場合。

本サイト、コードまたはマークに関して、適用される場合には、これらすべての保証の期間は、最初の使用日から 90 日間に限定されます。

一部の法域では、黙示的保証の除外を認めていないため、上記の除外が適用されない場合があります。一部の法域では、黙示的保証の存続期間の制限を認めていないため、上記の制限が適用されない場合があります。

8.責任の制限

法律で許可されている最大限の範囲で、いかなる場合においても、当社 (または当社のサプライヤー) は、利益の損失、失われたデータ、代替製品の調達コスト、または間接的、必然的、非典型的、偶発的、特別、または懲罰的な損害について、お客様または第三者に対して責任を負うことはありません。適用されるように、サイト、コードおよびマークへのアクセス、およびサイトの使用は、お客様自身の判断とリスクであり、お客様は、お客様のデバイスまたはコンピュータシステムへの損害、またはそれに起因するデータの損失に対して、一切の責任を負いません。

法律で認められている最大限の範囲で、本契約に含まれている反対の規定にかかわらず、本契約に起因または関連して発生した損害に対する当社の責任は(原因の如何を問わず、訴訟の形態にかかわらず)、常に50米ドル(US$50)を上限として制限されます。複数の請求があっても、この限度額は拡大されません。あなたは、当社のサプライヤーが本契約に起因または関連するいかなる種類の責任も負わないことに同意するものとします。

法域によっては、付随的または結果的損害に対する責任の制限または排除を認めていない場合があるため、上記の制限または排除が適用されない場合があります。

9.期間と終了。本項を条件として、本規約は、お客様が本サイトを使用している間、完全な効力を有します。当社は、本規約に違反して本サイトを使用した場合を含め、当社の独自の裁量により、理由の如何を問わず、いつでもお客様の本サイト(お客様のアカウントを含む)を使用する権利を停止または終了させることができます。これらの条件に基づくあなたの権利が終了した場合、あなたのアカウントおよび本サイト、コードおよびマークにアクセスして使用する権利は、該当する場合には直ちに終了します。お客様は、お客様のアカウントの終了に伴い、当社のライブデータベースからお客様のアカウントに関連するユーザーコンテンツが削除される可能性があることを理解しています。当社は、アカウントの終了またはユーザーコンテンツの削除を含め、本規約に基づくあなたの権利の終了について、あなたに対して一切の責任を負いません。本規約に基づくお客様の権利が終了した後も、本規約の以下の条項は有効に存続します。第2.2項から第2.5項、第3項および第4項から第11項。

10.著作権ポリシー。

1998年デジタルミレニアム著作権法(「DMCA」)は、インターネット上に表示される素材が米国著作権法に基づく権利を侵害していると考える著作権者に救済手段を提供しています。本サイトに掲載されている素材が著作権を侵害していると誠意を持って信じる場合、あなた(またはあなたの代理人)は、素材の削除、または素材へのアクセスのブロックを要求する通知を当社に送ることができます。さらに、著作権侵害の通知があなたに対して不当に提出されたと誠意を持って信じる場合、DMCAはあなたが当社に対抗通知を送信することを許可しています。通知および対抗通知は、DMCAによって課せられた法的要件を満たさなければなりません。詳細は、米国著作権庁のウェブサイト(https://www.copyright.gov/)をご覧ください。DMCAに従って、当社は著作権侵害の疑いのある通知を受け取るための代理人を指定しました。クレームされた侵害の書面による通知は、米国法典第17編第512(c)(3)(A)項に準拠し、第10.8項に記載されている住所で当社に書面で提出する必要があります。

11.11.

11.1 変更。本規約は時折改定されることがあり、当社が大幅な変更を行った場合、当社は、お客様が当社に提供した最後の電子メールアドレス(もしあれば)に電子メールを送信することにより、および/または当社のサイト上に変更の通知を目立つように掲示することにより、お客様に通知することがあります。あなたは、あなたの最新の電子メールアドレスを提供する責任があります。あなたが私たちに提供した最後の電子メールアドレスが有効でない場合、または何らかの理由であなたに上記の通知を配信することができない場合は、そのような通知を含む電子メールの発送は、それにもかかわらず、通知に記載されている変更の有効な通知を構成するものとします。これらの条件への変更は、当社からお客様への電子メール通知の発送から30(30)暦日後(該当する場合)、または当社のサイトに変更の通知を掲載してから30(30)暦日後のいずれか早い時点で有効となります。これらの変更は、当社サイトの新規ユーザーに対して直ちに有効となります。このような変更の通知後に当社のサイトを継続して使用すると、お客様がこのような変更を認識し、このような変更の条件に拘束されることに同意したことを示すものとします。

11.2 紛争の解決。本仲裁契約をよくお読みください。これは会社との契約の一部であり、あなたの権利に影響を与えます。契約には、強制拘束仲裁および集団訴訟放棄の手続きが含まれています。

(a) 調停契約の適用性。第4.8条に定める場合を除き、本規約または当社が提供する製品またはサービスの使用に関連して、非公式または少額裁判所で解決できないすべての請求および紛争(以下に定める差止命令またはその他の衡平法上の救済のための請求を除く)は、本仲裁契約の条項に基づき、個人ベースで拘束力のある仲裁によって解決されるものとします。別段の合意がない限り、すべての仲裁手続は、.comでEnglish開催されるものとします。本仲裁契約は、お客様と当社、および子会社、関連会社、代理人、従業員、利害関係者、後継者、および譲受人、ならびに本規約に基づいて提供されるサービスまたは商品のすべての許可されたまたは許可されていないユーザーまたは受益者に適用されます。

(b) 通知の要件および非公式な紛争解決。いずれかの当事者が仲裁を求める前に、当事者はまず、クレームまたは紛争の性質と根拠、および要求された救済を記述した書面による紛争の通知(「通知」)を相手方当事者に送付しなければなりません。当社への通知は、第10.8条に記載された住所に送付する必要があります。通知が受領された後、お客様と当社は、請求または紛争の非公式な解決を試みることができます。あなたと会社が通知を受け取ってから 30 日以内に請求または紛争を解決しない場合は、どちらかの当事者が仲裁手続きを開始することができます。いずれかの当事者が提示した和解案の金額は、いずれかの当事者が権利を有する場合には、仲裁人が裁定の金額を決定した後でないと、仲裁人に開示することはできません。

(c) 調停規則。仲裁は、本項に定める仲裁を提供する確立された代替紛争解決プロバイダー(以下「ADRプロバイダー」)である米国仲裁協会(以下「AAA」)を通じて開始されるものとする。AAAが仲裁に利用できない場合、当事者は代替ADRプロバイダーを選択することに合意するものとします。ADRプロバイダーの規則は、本規約に抵触する場合を除き、仲裁の開始および/または要求の方法を含むがこれに限定されない仲裁のすべての側面を支配するものとします。仲裁を規定するAAA消費者仲裁規則(以下「仲裁規則」といいます)は、オンライン(www.adr.org)で入手できるほか、AAAに電話(1-800-778-7879)でも入手できます。仲裁は、単一の中立的な仲裁人によって行われるものとします。求められる裁定の総額が1万米ドル(US $10,000.00)未満である請求または紛争は、救済を求める当事者の選択により、拘束力のある非出廷ベースの仲裁によって解決することができます。求められる裁定の総額が1万米ドル(US $10,000.00)以上である請求または紛争については、審問を受ける権利は仲裁規則によって決定されます。聴聞会は、お客様が米国外に居住している場合、および当事者が別段の合意をしない限り、お客様の居住地から100マイル以内の場所で開催されます。お客様が米国外に居住している場合、仲裁人は、口頭審問の日付、時間、場所を当事者に合理的に通知するものとします。仲裁人が下した裁定に関する判決は、管轄権を有する裁判所に提出することができます。仲裁人がお客様に、仲裁開始前に当社がお客様に提供した最後の和解案を上回る裁定を与えた場合、当社は、裁定額または2,500ドルのいずれか大きい方をお客様に支払うものとします。各当事者は、仲裁に起因する自己の費用(弁護士費用を含む)および支出を負担し、ADRプロバイダーの手数料および費用を均等に負担するものとします。

(d) 非出頭に基づく仲裁のための追加規則。非出頭に基づく仲裁が選択された場合、仲裁は、電話、オンライン、および/または書面による提出のみに基づいて実施されるものとし、具体的な方法は、仲裁を開始する当事者が選択するものとします。具体的な方法は、仲裁を開始した当事者が選択するものとします。仲裁は、当事者が別段の合意をしない限り、当事者または証人の出頭を伴わないものとします。

(e) 時効あなたまたは会社が仲裁を求める場合、仲裁行動は、時効(すなわち、クレームを提出するための法的期限)および関連するクレームのためのAAA規則の下で課される期限内に開始および/または要求されなければなりません。

(f) 調停人の権限。仲裁が開始された場合、仲裁人は、あなたと当社の権利と責任(もしあれば)を決定し、紛争が他の事項と統合されたり、他の事件や当事者と結合されたりすることはありません。仲裁人は、いかなる請求の全部または一部についても、その全部または一部を決定する動議を付与する権限を有するものとします。仲裁人は、金銭的損害賠償を裁定し、適用法、AAA規則、および本規約の下で個人が利用可能な非金銭的救済または救済を与える権限を有するものとします。仲裁人は、授与された損害賠償の計算を含め、授与された本質的な調査結果および授与の根拠となった結論を記載した書面による裁定書および決定書を発行するものとします。仲裁人は、法廷の裁判官が有するのと同様に、個別に救済を裁定する権限を有します。仲裁人の裁定は最終的なものであり、あなたと会社を拘束します。

(g)陪審員裁判の放棄。両当事者は、法廷に出廷し、裁判官または陪審員の前で裁判を受けるという文言上および法律上の権利を放棄し、代わりに、すべての請求および紛争は、本仲裁契約に基づく仲裁によって解決されるものとすることを選択する。仲裁手続きは、通常、裁判所で適用される規則よりも制限され、より効率的でコストが低く、裁判所による非常に限定的な審査の対象となります。任意の訴訟が仲裁裁定を取り消すか、または執行するための訴訟の州または連邦裁判所であなたと会社の間で発生した場合、あなたと会社は裁判員裁判へのすべての権利を放棄し、代わりに紛争が裁判官によって解決されることを選択します。

(h)集団訴訟または統合訴訟の放棄。本仲裁契約の範囲内でのすべての請求および紛争は、集団訴訟ではなく、個人ベースで仲裁または提訴されなければならず、複数のカスタマまたはユーザの請求は、他のカスタマまたはユーザの請求 と共同または統合して仲裁または提訴することはできないものとします。

(i) 機密。仲裁人の裁定およびその遵守を含むがこれに限定されない仲裁手続のすべての側面は、厳密に秘密にされるものとします。当事者は、法律で義務付けられている場合を除き、守秘義務を維持することに同意する。この段落は、当事者が本契約を執行するため、仲裁裁定を執行するため、または差止命令的または衡平法上の救済を求めるために必要な情報を法廷に提出することを妨げるものではありません。

(j) 分離可能性。本仲裁契約のいずれかの部分または部分が法律の下で、管轄権を有する裁判所によって無効または執行不能であることが判明した場合、そのような特定の部分または部分は効力を有さず、分離されるものとし、本契約の残りの部分は完全な効力を有するまま継続するものとする。

(k) 権利放棄の権利。本仲裁契約に定められた権利および制限のいずれかまたはすべては、請求が主張された当事者によって放棄されることができる。このような権利放棄は、本仲裁契約の他の部分を放棄したり、影響を与えたりしないものとする。

(l) 契約の存続。本仲裁契約は、あなたと会社との関係の終了後も存続するものとします。

(m) 少額裁判所。上記にかかわらず、お客様または当社のいずれかが少額裁判所に個人訴訟を提起することができます。

(n) 緊急衡平法上の救済。上記にかかわらず、いずれかの当事者は、仲裁までの間、現状を維持するために、州裁判所または連邦裁判所に緊急の衡平法上の救済を求めることができる。中間措置の要求は、本仲裁契約に基づくその他の権利または義務の放棄とはみなされないものとする。

(o) 調停の対象とならない請求。上記にかかわらず、名誉毀損、コンピュータ詐欺および乱用法違反、および相手方の特許、著作権、商標、または企業秘密の侵害または不正流用の請求は、本仲裁契約の対象とはならないものとする。

(p) 裁判所。前述の仲裁合意が当事者が裁判所で訴訟を行うことを許可するいかなる状況においても、当事者は、そのような目的のためにワシントン州、コロンビア特別区内にある裁判所の人的管轄権に服することに同意するものとする。

11.3 輸出。本サイトは、米国の輸出管理法の対象となる場合があり、他国の輸出規制または輸入規制の対象となる場合があります。お客様は、当社から取得した米国の技術データ、またはそのようなデータを利用した製品を、米国の輸出法または規制に違反して、直接または間接的に輸出、再輸出、または転送しないことに同意するものとします。

11.4 開示。会社は、第10.8項の住所にあります。お客様がカリフォルニア州の居住者である場合、カリフォルニア州消費者局の消費者製品部門の苦情支援ユニットに苦情を報告するには、400 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95814に書面で連絡するか、電話で(800) 952-5210に連絡してください。

11.5 電子通信。あなたと当社との間の通信は、あなたが本サイトを使用しているか、当社に電子メールを送信しているか、または当社が本サイトに通知を掲載しているか、電子メールを介してあなたと通信しているかに関わらず、電子的な手段を使用します。契約上の目的のために、お客様は (a) 当社からの通信を電子形式で受け取ることに同意し、(b) 当社が電子的に提供するすべての条件、契約、通知、開示、およびその他の通信が、ハードコピーの書面であれば満たすであろう法的要件を満たすことに同意するものとします。前述の事項は、お客様の権利を放棄しない権利には影響しません。

11.6 完全な条件これらの条件は、本サイト、コードおよびマーク(該当する場合)の使用に関して、利用者と当社の間の完全な合意を構成するものとします。当社が本規約の権利または条項を行使または執行しなかったとしても、そのような権利または条項を放棄したことにはならないものとします。本規約のセクションタイトルは便宜上のものであり、法的または契約上の効果はありません。含む」という言葉は、「無制限に含む」ことを意味します。本規約のいずれかの条項が何らかの理由で無効または執行不能と判断された場合、本規約の他の条項は損なわれず、無効または執行不能な条項は、法律で認められる最大限の範囲で有効かつ執行可能となるように修正されたものとみなされます。お客様と当社との関係は、独立した請負業者の関係であり、いずれの当事者も他方の代理人またはパートナーではありません。これらの条件、およびここに記載されたお客様の権利と義務は、当社の書面による事前の同意なしに、お客様が譲渡、下請け、委任、またはその他の方法で譲渡することはできず、上記に違反する譲渡、下請け、委任、または譲渡の試みは無効となります。当社は、これらの条件を自由に譲渡することができます。本規約に定められた条件は、譲受人を拘束するものとします。

11.7 著作権・商標情報。Copyright © 2019 iFinca LLC.すべての権利を保有しています。本サイトに表示されているすべての商標、ロゴ、サービスマーク(以下「サイトマーク」といいます)は、当社の所有物または他の第三者の所有物です。お客様は、当社の事前の書面による承諾、またはサイトマークを所有する可能性のある第三者の承諾なしに、これらのサイトマークを使用することはできません。

11.8 連絡先情報。

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電話番号: +1 888-684-6820+1 888-684-4220

Email: info@ifinca.co




第2章 - 輸入業者の利用規約と条件

(Last update January 15, 2021)



  1. 1. Purpose


iFinca operates the Technology, which permits a transparent coffee supply chain.  It uses CoffeeChain®, a blockchain ledger system for transparency, verification, data security, and accuracy.  iFinca is dedicated to excellent quality, ethical sourcing, and complete transparency.  iFinca features the finest farms around the world, sources only the highest quality green coffee beans, and connects all who participate in the supply chain.  iFinca does so while providing complete transparency in pricing and traceability of the best coffee products.  Using iFinca’s Technology, iFinca connects all parties in the supply chain and traces green coffee beans on their journey from farmer to mill, exporter, importer, roaster, and ultimately to the café which is then able to deliver the finest cup of coffee.  iFinca’s unique Technology validates payments, verifies data, and captures facts about the coffee.  Importer is in the business of importing coffee to the United States and selling to green coffee buyers.  Importer desires to purchase all of its green coffee beans purchased via an electronic technology platform, including using blockchain or other verification, traceability-, security-, and accuracy-related tools, from iFinca on an exclusive basis via the Technology, which permits the capability to track the origin of its green coffee bean purchases for its customers.  iFinca desires to facilitate increased sales on the platform of Coffee Products, and Importer desires to use the Technology and iFinca Marks on a non-exclusive basis pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.  


  1. 2. Definitions


以下の用語には、これらの意味があります。


  1. 2.1. “3rd Party Buyer” means any type of buyer using the Technology to purchase or to request a sample of Coffee Product from Importer.


  1. 2.2. “Business Practices” means the definition provided for in Part C, Exhibit A, Paragraph 1.


  1. 2.3. “Carrier” means the definition provided for in Section B.3.5.


  1. 2.4. “CoffeeChain Number” means the number located on the CoffeeChain QR code and relating to iFinca Order Number.


  1. 2.5. “Coffee Products” means green coffee beans or other goods, or services offered by iFinca.


  1. 2.6. “Confidential Information” means the definition provided for in Part C, Exhibit A, Paragraph 1.


  1. 2.7. “Documentation” means such written material or online content iFinca ordinarily makes available on the Technology platform to its customers, including amendments and revisions thereto.


  1. 2.8. “iFinca Mark” means, with respect to iFinca, the tradename “iFinca” and the trademarks and graphics set forth on Exhibit B.


  1. 2.9. “iFinca Order Identification Mark” means, with respect to iFinca, the order number related to the Order on the platform; and (i)  markings placed on the exporting coffee bag.


  1. 2.10. “iFinca Order Number” means, with respect to iFinca, the number assigned to a specific Coffee Product order using the Technology.


  1. 2.11. “iFinca Service Fee” means the definition provided for in Section A.5, as the same may be amended from time to time by iFinca.


  1. 2.12. “Importer Inventory” means, with respect to iFinca, the inventory system and management of iFinca verified coffee located in the Importer’s Inventory using the Technology.


  1. 2.13. “Initial Term” means the definition provided for in Section A.4.


  1. 2.14. “Intellectual Property Rights” means the definition provided for in Part C, Exhibit A, Paragraph 1.


  1. 2.15. “Invoice” means the definition provided for in Section B.5.3.


  1. 2.16. “Order” means a written or electronic order issued by Importer to Exporter using the Technology for the purchase of Coffee Products.


  1. 2.17. “Order Fulfillment” means a written or electronic order issued by 3rd party to Importer using the Technology for the purchase of Coffee Products.


  1. 2.18. “Payment Instructions” means the definition provided for in Section B.5.2.2.


  1. 2.19. “Renewal Term” means the definition provided for in Section A.4.


  1. 2.20. “Shipped Date”


  1. 2.21. “Shipping Confirmation” means the definition provided for in Section B.3.6.2.


  1. 2.22. “Shipping Date” means the definition provided for in Section B.3.6.1.


  1. 2.23. “Technology” means iFinca’s CoffeeChain® technology platform upon which Importer places Orders.


  1. 2.24. “Term” means the definition provided for in Section A.4.


  1. 3. Agreement; Orders; Fulfillment; Shipment; iFinca Marks; Support


  1. 3.1. Agreement.  Importer agrees to place Orders for Coffee Products using the Technology; and (ii) Importer agrees to manage an Order Fulfillment using the Technology; pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and iFinca agrees to use the Technology process Orders subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.


  1. 3.2. Orders.  Importer shall use the Technology to initiate all Orders for Coffee Products and agrees on an exclusive basis to use the Technology to purchase any green coffee beans that Importer purchases via an electronic technology platform, including using blockchain or other verification-, traceability-, security-, and accuracy-related tools.  Each Order shall be placed in accordance with the requirements prescribed by the Technology and shall include: (i) a description of the Coffee Product desired; (ii) the quantity of Coffee Product; and (iii) other pertinent instructions or requirements that may be required in iFinca’s sole discretion.  To the extent of any inconsistency between the terms of an Order and the terms of this Agreement, the terms specified in this Agreement shall take control to the extent of any inconsistency.

  1. 3.3. Order Acknowledgment.  An Order shall be deemed to have been placed as of the date of acceptance of the Order by the exporter on the Technology.  If accepted, iFinca shall exercise commercially reasonable efforts to provide Importer with an Order Acknowledgement provided by exporter.  The Order Acknowledgement shall include a description of the Order placed, the final price of the Order, including the total amount of the iFinca Service Fee, and the Payment Instructions.  Failure by exporter to accept an Order constitutes a rejection of such Order.  Importer understands that any Order fulfilled via the Technology may be modified, such as to permit an exporter to accept an Order at a reduced quantity than originally contained in any Order or via partial shipments.  In such cases, iFinca shall promptly notify Importer of any changes from the original Order.  


  1. 3.4. Order Fulfillment.  Importer shall use the Technology to complete all Order Fulfillment for Coffee Products and agrees on an exclusive basis to use the Technology to fulfill any green coffee beans that 3rd party purchases via an electronic technology platform, including using blockchain or other verification-, traceability-, security-, and accuracy-related tools.  Each Order shall be placed in accordance with the requirements prescribed by the Technology and shall include: (i) a description of the Coffee Product desired; (ii) the quantity of Coffee Product; and (iii) other pertinent instructions or requirements that may be required in iFinca’s sole discretion.  To the extent of any inconsistency between the terms of an Order and the terms of this Agreement, the terms specified in this Agreement shall take control to the extent of any inconsistency.



  1. 3.5. Incoterms.  Except as otherwise provided in Section 3.6.1, the Coffee Products shall be delivered as per Incoterms FAS (Carrier) or “Free Along Side” to the Carrier (as such terms are defined pursuant to the 2020 incoterms rules published by the International Chamber of Commerce).  For the avoidance of doubt, the cost of freight and insurance and the cost of all import duties and fees and other charges shall be paid by Importer.  


  1. 3.6. Shipping.  


  1. 3.6.1. Importer shall be responsible for designating its preferred shipping carrier (the “Carrier”) to transport the Coffee Products from country of origin to Importer’s designated location for export (e.g., port).  Exporter shall be responsible for ddelivery of the Coffee Products to the Carrier.  Delivery occurs when the Coffee Products have been delivered to the Carrier for transport, which date shall be designated the “Shipping Date”.  Risk of loss and/or deterioration of or damage to the Coffee Products and ownership of the Coffee Products shall pass to Importer upon Exporter’s delivery of the Coffee Products to the Carrier.


  1. 3.6.2. Following delivery of the Coffee Products to the Carrier by exporter and notification of same to iFinca, iFinca shall send Importer a confirmation of shipment (“Shipping Confirmation”), which shall include the order number, description of goods, gross weight, invoice value, name of vessel, shipment port, sailing date, and the estimated date of arrival at the port of destination.  Such Shipping Confirmation may be sent via the Technology, email, or any other means in iFinca’s sole discretion.


  1. 3.6.3. Importer shall be responsible for designating its preferred shipping carrier to transport the Coffee Products from Importer to 3rd Party Buyer designated location.  Shipped Date occurs when the Coffee Products have been picked up from the Importer by a Carrier for transport to 3rd Party Buyer, which date shall be designated the “Shipped Date”.  


  1. 3.7. iFinca Marks. Importer shall have the right to use the iFinca Marks on Coffee Products obtained from the Technology via an Order. Importer is authorized to use the iFinca Marks in connection with the promotion and sale of the Coffee Products.  Importer shall exercise best efforts to safeguard and protect the reputation of the Coffee Products and the iFinca Marks, and Importer shall provide written notice to iFinca within a reasonable period of time subsequent to Importer becoming aware of any violation of iFinca’s Intellectual Property Rights. The terms “safeguard and protect” as used in this Agreement means Importer shall refrain from all conduct which may be harmful to the Coffee Products or the iFinca Marks, their reputation or their marketing.  Importer agrees that it shall not use the iFinca Marks on any other products or for any other purpose.  Importer shall be responsible for ensuring that its use of iFinca Marks satisfy applicable laws and regulations in Importer’s jurisdiction, and iFinca reserves the right to terminate Importer’s use of the Marks should Importer violate its obligations contained herein, which supplement and do not derogate from the rights accorded iFinca in Sections 6.3 and 6.4.


  1. 3.8. Importer Inventory. Importer shall have the right to sell iFinca verified Coffee Products obtained from the Technology via an Order Fulfillment. Importer shall exercise best efforts to safeguard and protect the proper management of the Coffee Products on Importer’s Inventory via technology. Proper management shall include but not limited to: (i) correct count of available bags of Coffee Product per iFinca Order Identification Mark; and (ii) each bag of Coffee Products must be labeled with correct iFinca Order Identification Mark; (iii) sold inventory cannot be replace with other Coffee Products or other coffee beans not part of original iFinca Order Identification Mark.



  1. 3.9. Technology.  iFinca shall exercise commercially reasonable efforts to develop or maintain the Technology, as appropriate, so that Orders can be placed, exporters can accept Orders and the Technology can provide the Documentation.


  1. 4. Covenant Not-to-Compete; Prohibition Against Solicitation and Hiring; Non-Circumvention; Exclusivity


  1. 4.1. Covenant Not-to-Compete.  Importer recognizes that iFinca’s Business Practices are unique and that Importer and its affiliates will become familiar with iFinca’s Business Practices, which includes without limitation the Technology.  In recognition of the foregoing and as substantial and material consideration and as a confidential precedent for iFinca to enter into this Agreement and share its Business Practices with Importer, Importer covenants and agrees that during the term of this Agreement as well as for a period of two (2) years (twenty-four (24) consecutive months) after the effective date of any termination of this Agreement, that Importer and its affiliates shall not, directly or indirectly, on behalf of itself or any affiliate, own, manage, operate, control, enter into any business relationship or become affiliated in any way with any other company that provides services similar to the Business Practices or uses technology or electronic platforms similar to the Technology and shall itself refrain from engaging in such activities.  


  1. 4.2. Prohibition Against Solicitation and Hiring.  Importer covenants and agrees that during the term of this Agreement as well as for a period of two (2) years (twenty-four (24) consecutive months) after the effective date of the termination of this Agreement, that Importer shall not, directly or indirectly, on behalf of itself or any affiliate:


  1. 4.2.1. Employees.  Contact, engage in employment-related discussions with, solicit or otherwise communicate with any of the employees of iFinca with the purpose of discussing the termination of such employees’ employment with iFinca.  During such time, Importer also shall not, directly or indirectly, on behalf of itself or any affiliate, engage, employ or otherwise hire any of the employees of iFinca, regardless of where Importer is located or what business Importer is pursuing; or


  1. 4.2.2. Others Technology Users.  In addition to the provisions of Section B.4.3, solicit or otherwise in any manner persuade or attempt to persuade any farmer, mill, exporter, other importer, roaster or customer of iFinca to discontinue its relationship with iFinca.


  1. 4.3. Non-Circumvention.  In addition to the provisions of Section B.4.2.2, Importer covenants and agrees that during the term of this Agreement as well as for a period of two (2) years (twenty-four (24) consecutive months) after the effective date of any termination of this Agreement, Importer shall not, directly or indirectly, on behalf of itself or any affiliate, circumvent iFinca by establishing a business model similar to iFinca’s by contacting any of iFinca’s farmers, mills, exporters, other importers, roasters, customers or investors or any other contact learned or initiated through iFinca or iFinca’s Business Practices, including, without limitation, any individuals or entities that the Importer meets through iFinca or its affiliates. For the avoidance of doubt, Importer agrees not to participate in or launch any services or arrangements that are similar in form and substance to the Technology and the Business Practices.


  1. 4.4. Exclusivity. Importer agrees to use the Technology as its sole source to order, purchase or otherwise procure green coffee beans or Coffee Products via an electronic technology platform, including using blockchain or other verification-, security-, and accuracy-related tools, which permits the capability to track the origin of its green coffee bean purchases for its customers.


  1. 4.5. Review.  In addition to and without derogating from the dispute settlement provisions of Sections B.5.5 and B.9.4, Importer, on behalf of itself and any affiliate, acknowledges and agrees that the provisions of Section B.4, including the covenant not-to-compete, the prohibition against solicitation and hiring, and the covenant of non-circumvention, are appropriate and reasonable when considered in light of the nature and extent of the business conducted by iFinca and the legitimate interests of iFinca.  Importer further agrees that:


  1. 4.5.1. Public Policy.  Such covenants do not unduly restrict Importer’s or any of its affiliate’s ability to source material or do business in light of Importer’s or any of its affiliate’s operations.  If, however, any arbitrator of competent jurisdiction determines the provisions to be invalid, unreasonable, or against public policy, such as the specified time or the specified geographical area of the covenant is overbroad, then such portion of the applicable covenant shall be considered modified as necessary, such as being reduced as to time and geographical area.  Thus, a modified covenant, such as a lesser time period or geographical area, that is determined to be valid, reasonable, and not against public policy shall be enforced against Importer.


  1. 4.5.2. Injunction.  A violation of these covenants would cause irreparable injury to the interests of iFinca in its customer, supplier, and professional relationships and that a remedy at law would be inadequate.  Importer further acknowledges that the covenants are a condition precedent and bargained-for element of this Agreement without which iFinca would not have entered into this Agreement and is in addition to and not in limitation of any other rights or remedies of iFinca, whether stated in the Agreement or otherwise.  In the event of a breach by Importer or by any of its affiliates of any of these covenants, iFinca shall be entitled to injunctive and all other equitable relief, without the necessity of posting bond, other security or proof of damages, and the two (2) year (twenty-four (24) consecutive month) duration of the applicable covenant(s) shall be extended by the length of time during which Importer, or its affiliate is in violation of same.  


  1. 4.6. Affiliate.  The term “affiliate” as used in Section B.4 means (i) if a natural person, any grandparent, parent, spouse, in-law, or the issue of any of the foregoing; (ii) if an entity, (a) any person or entity directly controlling, controlled by, managed by or under common control with such person or entity, (b) any person or entity owning or controlling five percent (5%) or more of the outstanding voting securities of such entity, or (c) any officer, director, partner, employee, agent, or representative of such entity.


  1. 5. Payment


  1. 5.1. iFinca Service Fee; Prices.  Importer shall pay iFinca the iFinca Service Fee.  The total iFinca Service Fee shall be provided upon receiving an Order Fulfillment using the Technology. iFinca reserves the sole right, without restriction, to change the iFinca Fee from time to time and to make any final decision regarding pricing in all matters pertaining to the terms of this Agreement.  


  1. 5.2. Payment.  The provisions in this Section B.5.2 shall control to the extent of any inconsistency with those in Section A.3.


  1. 5.2.1. When Due.  The iFinca Service Fee and any other payments due to iFinca shall be made in U.S. Dollars ten (30) days from Shipping Date.  


  1. 5.2.2. Payment Method.  Subject to Section B.3.3, Importer agrees to pay the iFinca Fee pursuant to payment instructions or any other pertinent instructions or requirements that iFinca will provide to Importer (collectively, the “Payment Instructions”).


  1. 5.3. Invoices.  iFinca’s invoice to Importer (the “Invoice”) shall be delivered via the Technology, email or other means acceptable to the parties and shall include: (i) a description of the Coffee Products; (ii) the quantity and price of the Coffee Products ordered, including the total iFinca Fee; (iii) the Shipping Date; (iv) the Payment Instructions; and (v) any other pertinent instructions or requirements that do not conflict with this Agreement and which iFinca may require from time to time.


  1. 5.4. Taxes.  Each party shall be responsible for the payment of their own taxes as further detailed in Section B.9.3.


  1. 5.5. Disputes.  The parties shall meet promptly and diligently to resolve any disputes in accordance with Section B.9.4.  


  1. 6. Insurance, Warranties, Duties, and Audit Rights


  1. 6.1. Insurance.  Each party shall maintain such insurance as is commercially reasonable and appropriate for its performance of this Agreement.  However, each party’s obligations and responsibilities under this Agreement shall not be limited in any manner to such insurance, including its availability or coverage.  Importer shall maintain sufficient insurance to cover the Order and all shipping costs associated with the Order.  Importer’s insurance obligations with respect to each Order shall commence when the Coffee Products have been delivered to the Carrier as detailed in Sections B.3.4 and B.3.5.


  1. 6.2. Warranties.  Importer understands that the exporter, and not iFinca, is responsible for any and all warranties regarding the Coffee Products, including but not limited to exercising commercially reasonable efforts to supply the quality of Coffee Products requested by Importer, subject to commercially reasonable variation, in accordance with industry standards.  IFINCA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING THE COFFEE PRODUCTS.


  1. 6.3. Duties.  


  1. 6.3.1. Representations.  Each party represents and warrants that it shall use commercially reasonable efforts not to: (i) engage in any deceptive, misleading, or unethical practices; (ii) make any false or misleading representations with regard to the other party or its services; or (iii) make any representations, warranties, or guarantees to customers with respect to the capabilities of any party that the other party reasonably knows to be inconsistent with the other party’s capabilities.  


  1. 6.3.2. Indemnity.  Each party shall defend, indemnify, hold harmless, and insure the other from any and all damages, expenses or liability resulting from or arising out of: (i) any negligence or misconduct by the indemnifying party; or (ii) from any breach or default of this Agreement caused or occasioned by the acts or omission of such party.


  1. 6.3.3. Containers and Packaging. Importer understands that the Importer or exporter, and not iFinca, is responsible for ensuring that the Coffee Products are contained and packaged in conditions that are designed to preserve the Coffee Products in commercially reasonable condition for the duration of the expected shipping time and provided suitable storage throughout the duration of shipping to Importer’s designated location.


  1. 6.4. Audit Rights.  Importer shall use iFinca Marks only on applicable Coffee Products ordered and received via the Technology pursuant to an Order.  iFinca may examine Importer’s products relating to the Coffee Products at any time to determine whether the iFinca Marks have been used in accordance with this Agreement.  


  1. 7. Termination


  1. 7.1. For Cause.  Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately by written notice to the other party if the other party breaches any material provision of this Agreement.  


  1. 7.2. No Cause.  Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately by written notice if the other party: (a) liquidates, terminates, or materially reduces its business operations; (b) is adjudicated bankrupt, voluntarily files for reorganization, attempts an assignment for the benefit of its credits, or receivership, reorganization or any other similar proceeding is filed; or (c) fails to pay any amounts due under this Agreement and such amounts remain unpaid for longer than forty-five (45) days from the date payment is due pursuant to Section B.5.2.1.  


  1. 7.3. Effect of Termination.  Upon expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason:


  1. 7.3.1. Grant of Rights.  All licenses and other rights to the use of Intellectual Property Rights granted pursuant to this Agreement become null and void.


  1. 7.3.2. Orders.  iFinca retains the sole right to determine whether to cancel, without liability, any Orders which have not been fulfilled prior to the effective date of termination.


  1. 7.3.3. Outstanding Amounts.  All outstanding obligations or commitments to pay any amounts to either party shall immediately become due and payable.  


  1. 7.3.4. Business Practices.  Each party shall immediately cease and refrain from using any Business Practices of the other party, including any Confidential Information.


  1. 7.4. Survival.  Notwithstanding any termination of this Agreement, the following provisions of this Agreement shall survive for the relevant period of time set forth therein, if any: Section B.4 (Covenant Not-to-Compete; Prohibition Against Solicitation and Hiring; Non-Circumvention; Exclusivity); Section B.6.3.2 (Indemnity); Section B.6.4. (Audit Rights); Section 8 (Limited Liability); Section 9.1 (Publicity); Section B.9.3 (Tax Payment Obligations); Section B.9.4 (Dispute Resolution); Section 9.5 (Representation and Promotion); Section B.9.10 (Waiver); and Part C, Exhibit A.


  1. 8. LIMITED LIABILITY


notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement, to the extent permitted by applicable law, (a) in no event shall iFinca be liable for direct damages of any kind even if Importer has been advised of the possibility of such damages.  In no event shall iFinca be liable for special (including punitive), consequential, incidental or indirect damages of any kind, including lost profits, loss of use, and personal injury even if Importer has been advised of the possibility of such damages and (b) In any event, should an arbitral tribunal or court determine that damages are appropriate, the liability of iFinca to Importer for any reason and upon any cause of action shall be limited to the amount actually paid to iFinca by Importer under this Agreement.  This limitation applies to all causes of action against iFinca in the aggregate, including without limitation, breach of contract, and breach of warranty (which should be none as this is expressly disclaimed in this Agreement), negligence, strict liability, misrepresentations and other torts.  Both parties understand and agree that the remedies and limitations herein allocate the risks between the parties as authorized by applicable laws.  The prices herein reflect, and are set in reliance upon, this allocation of risk and the exclusion of consequential and other damages as set forth in this Agreement.


  1. 9. Other Provisions


  1. 9.1. Publicity.  Except as provided herein, each party agrees not to publicize or disclose the terms of Part A of this Agreement to any third party without the prior written consent of the other, except as required by law.  


  1. 9.2. Independent Contractors.  Importer is, and will remain, an independent contractor and is not and will not be an agent of iFinca.  Importer will conduct its operations on its own behalf and for its own account.  Importer has no power or authority to act for iFinca for any purpose and Importer will not, on behalf of or in the name of iFinca, either enter into any contract or undertaking or agreement of any sort or make any promise, warranty or representation with respect to iFinca or iFinca’s Business Practices, including without limitation the Technology or the Coffee Products, or any other matter.


  1. 9.3. Tax Payment Obligations.  Pursuant to Section B.9.2, iFinca shall have an independent contractor status and not be an employee of Importer for any purposes, including but not limited to the application of the following U.S. and applicable state laws, regulations, rules or legal concepts: the Federal Insurance Contribution Act, the Social Security Act, the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, any applicable U.S. state revenue or taxation code relating to income tax withholding at the source of income, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Code, benefit programs, and third party liability claims.  Each party shall file its own U.S. federal and state corporate tax returns and pay any and all taxes owed in accordance with all provisions of applicable U.S. federal and state law and non-U.S. law.  Importer hereby represents and warrants that it shall indemnify iFinca for any damages or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other legal costs and expenses or penalties that may be incurred by iFinaca arising from or related to Importer’s failure to timely remit any applicable taxes.


  1. 9.4. Dispute Resolution.  In the event of disagreement with respect to any aspect of this Agreement, in accordance with Section B.5.5, the parties agree to discuss such disputes in good faith to reach an amicable resolution.  Importer recognizes that money damages are not an adequate remedy for any breach or threatened breach of any obligation under this Agreement involving iFinca’s Business Practices, including its proprietary rights or Confidential Information. Importer therefore agrees that in addition to any other remedies available under this Agreement, by law or otherwise, iFinca shall be entitled to an injunction against any breach or threatened breach by Importer of such obligations without the necessity of posting bond, other security or proof of damages.  Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of, relating to or in connection with this Agreement (including, without limitation, disputes, controversies or claims arising out of the breach, termination or validity of this Agreement), whether legal or equitable, shall be finally resolved by arbitration.  The arbitrator or arbitration tribunal, as set forth in this paragraph, shall have the power to rule on any challenge to its own jurisdiction or to the validity or enforceability of any portion of the agreement to arbitrate. THE PARTIES AGREE TO ARBITRATE SOLELY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND EXPRESSLY WAIVE THE RIGHT TO ARBITRATE ON ANY TYPE OF CLASS, REPRESENTATIVE OR OTHER MULTI-PARTY BASIS. THE ARBITRATOR OR ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON'S OR ONE ENTITY’S CLAIMS, AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING. NOTWITHSTANDING THE ARBITRATOR’S OR ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL'S POWER TO RULE ON ITS OWN JURISDICTION AND THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, THE ARBITRATOR OR ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL HAS NO POWER TO RULE ON THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE SOLELY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.  IN THE EVENT THE PROHIBITION ON CLASS ARBITRATION IS DEEMED INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THE REMAINING PORTIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL REMAIN IN FORCE. Either Party may institute an arbitration proceeding by filing a claim for binding arbitration with the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”) pursuant to its Commercial Arbitration Rules (the “Rules”).  The Expedited Procedures of the Rules shall apply when the amount in controversy set forth in R-1(b) of the Rules is met or when the parties mutually agree in writing that such procedures should govern the arbitration.  The parties expressly disclaim the rules of the AAA’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”).  At the time of filing the claim the filing Party shall provide the other with a copy of the filing.  Any arbitration shall be undertaken pursuant to the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act, as amended, and the decision of the arbitrator shall be final, binding, and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction.  The parties have agreed to execute this Agreement exclusively in the English language, which shall control for all purposes, and any dispute or communications, written and oral, between the parties or the arbitrator shall be conducted exclusively in the English language, including, without limitation, the award of the arbitrator. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the U.S. State of New York without regard to conflict of law principles (that might dictate the application of the laws of another jurisdiction). The place of arbitration shall be in Washington, D.C., and each of the parties waives any objection it may now or hereafter have to venue or to convenience of forum, agrees that all claims in respect of any such legal proceeding shall be heard and determined only pursuant to the AAA Rules and agrees not to bring any legal proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement in any court or before any other arbitral body. There shall be one (1) arbitrator unless the amount in controversy exceeds One Million Dollars ($1,000,000), in which case either Party may elect to require a panel of three (3) arbitrators.  The single arbitrator shall be selected by mutual agreement of the parties, and if the parties cannot agree, the arbitrator shall be selected as prescribed in the Rules.  In the event the amount in controversy permits one party to elect to require a panel of three (3) arbitrators, and a party exercises such right, each party shall select one arbitrator and the two arbitrators shall select an independent third arbitrator to act as the chief arbitrator. The parties shall share equally the fees and expenses of the arbitrator(s) until conclusion of the matter.  The arbitrator shall award to the prevailing Party all of its costs and fees.  “Costs and fees” mean all reasonable pre- and post-award expenses of the arbitration, including the arbitrator’s fees, administrative fees, travel expenses, out-of-pocket expenses such as copying and telephone, court costs, witness fees, attorneys’ fees, and interest (calculated consistent with 28 U.S.C. § 1961).  The decision of the arbitrator shall be accompanied by a reasoned opinion, subject to the limitations stated in this Agreement, based on applicable law and judicial precedent, final and binding upon the parties, and not subject to appeal.  Except as may be required by law, neither a Party nor an arbitrator may disclose the existence, content, or results of any arbitration hereunder without the prior written consent of both parties.


  1. 9.5. Representation and Promotion.  Importer shall not do anything that may prevent sales or interfere with the development of sales of the Coffee Products or the Technology. During the Term and following any termination of this Agreement, for any reason, neither party shall make any disparaging remarks, whether in writing or verbally, about the other party, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, and each of their employees, owners, officers and agents.


  1. 9.6. No Assignment.  Importer may not assign or transfer (by operation of law or otherwise) any of the rights or responsibilities set forth herein without the express written consent of iFinca, and any purported attempt to do so shall be deemed null and void ab initio.


  1. 9.7. Severability.  If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to the dispute settlement provisions contained in Section B.9.4, then the remaining provisions will nevertheless remain in full force and effect, and the parties will negotiate in good faith a substitute, valid and enforceable provision which most nearly effects the parties’ intent in entering into this Agreement.


  1. 9.8. Headings.  The captions and headings used in this Agreement are for convenience in reference only, and are not to be construed in any way as terms or be used to interpret the provisions of this Agreement.


  1. 9.9. Non-Restrictive Relationship.  Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to preclude iFinca from independently developing, acquiring from other third parties, distributing or marketing services or other products which may perform the same or similar functions as those provided for under this Agreement.


  1. 9.10. Waiver.  Neither party’s failure to exercise any of its rights hereunder shall constitute or be deemed a waiver or forfeiture of any such or other rights.


  1. 9.11. Force Majeure.  Except for the duty to pay, nonperformance of either party will be excused to the extent that performance is rendered impossible by strike, fire, flood, governmental acts or orders or restrictions or other similar reason where failure to perform is beyond the control and not caused by the negligence of the non-performing party, provided that the non-performing party gives prompt notice of such conditions to the other party and makes all reasonable efforts to perform.


  1. 9.12. Precedence.  In the event of a conflict between the provisions of this Agreement and any Order, the provisions of this Agreement shall take precedence.  In the event of a conflict between the provisions of any part of this Agreement, the terms of Part B shall take precedent over Part A and Part C, and Part C shall take precedence of Part A.


  1. 9.13. Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, which together shall constitute one agreement binding on the Parties.  Counterparts may be delivered via electronic mail (including pdf or any electronic signature complying with the U.S. federal ESIGN Act of 2000, e.g., www.docusign.com or The Technology) or other transmission method and any counterpart so delivered shall be deemed to have been duly and validly delivered and be valid and effective for all purposes.  


  1. 9.14. Notice.  Except for placing and accepting an Order pursuant to Section B.3.2, all notices that are required to be given under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be sent to the respective address set forth in Part A or such other address as each party may designate by notice given in accordance with this section.  Any such notice may be delivered by hand, by overnight courier, or by first class pre-paid letter, and shall be deemed to have been received: (i) by hand delivery, at the time of delivery; (ii) by overnight courier, on the succeeding business day; and (iii) by first class mail, two business days after the date of mailing. As a courtesy, when practicable, the parties shall send a copy of any notice by email.  


  1. 9.15. Authorized Representative.  Each party represents, warrants and covenants that: (i) execution, delivery and performance hereof has been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action and shall not contravene any law or the provisions of any agreement; (ii) the individual(s) executing such was duly authorized to do so; and (iii) this Agreement is a legal, valid and binding agreement and enforceable in accordance with its terms.


  1. 9.16. Entire Agreement & Modification.  This Agreement represents the entire understanding and agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior oral and written agreements, negotiations, commitments and representations, if any, with respect thereto.  This Agreement cannot be modified by Importer except by a written instrument signed by duly authorized representatives of both parties hereto.  No oral communication or electronic acceptance of a purported agreement using an “I Accept” or similar acceptance method shall constitute an amendment hereto.  Notwithstanding the preceding, iFinca reserves right, in its sole discretion, to modify the terms of Part B or Part C, which shall become effective upon notice to Importer or ten (10) calendar days after posting on iFinca’s website or via the Technology, whichever is sooner.


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SECTION 3 -  EXPORTER TERMS & CONDITIONS

(Last update January 15, 2021)



  1. 10. Purpose


iFinca operates the Technology, which permits a  transparent coffee supply chain.  It uses CoffeeChain®, a blockchain ledger system for verification, data security, and accuracy.  iFinca is dedicated to excellent quality, ethical sourcing, and complete transparency.  iFinca platform features the finest farms around the world, sources only the highest quality green coffee beans, and connects all who participate in the supply chain.  iFinaca does so while providing complete transparency in pricing and traceability of the best coffee products.  Using iFinca’s Technology, iFinca connects all parties in the supply chain and traces green coffee beans on their journey from farmer to mill, exporter, importer, roaster, and ultimately to the café which is then able to deliver the finest cup of coffee.  iFinca’s unique Technology validates payments, measures weights, and captures all facts about the coffee.  Exporter is in the business of importing coffee to the United States.  Exporter desires to purchase all of its coffee beans purchased via an electronic technology platform, including using blockchain or other verification-, traceability-, security-, and accuracy-related tools, from iFinca on an exclusive basis via the Technology, which permits the capability to track the origin of its coffee bean purchases for its customers.  iFinca desires to facilitate increased sales on the platform of Coffee Products, and Exporter desires to use the Technology and iFinca Marks on a non-exclusive basis pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.  


  1. 11. Definitions


以下の用語には、これらの意味があります。


  1. 11.1. “Business Practices” means the definition provided for in Part C, Exhibit A, Paragraph 1.


  1. 11.2. “Carrier” means the definition provided for in Section B.3.5.


  1. 11.3. “CoffeeChain Number” means the number located on the CoffeeChain QR code and relating to iFinca Order Number.


  1. 11.4. “Coffee Products” means green coffee beans or other goods or services offered by iFinca.


  1. 11.5. “Confidential Information” means the definition provided for in Part C, Exhibit A, Paragraph 1.


  1. 11.6. “Documentation” means such written material or online content iFinca ordinarily makes available on the Technology platform to its customers, including amendments and revisions thereto.


  1. 11.7. “iFinca Mark” means, with respect to iFinca, the tradename “iFinca” and the trademarks and graphics set forth on Exhibit B.


  1. 11.8. “iFinca Order Identification Mark” means, with respect to iFinca, the order number related to coffee order on the platform and placement on the exporting coffee bag.


  1. 11.9. “iFinca Order Number” means, with respect to iFinca, the number assigned to a specific Coffee Product order.



  1. 11.10. “iFinca Service Fee” means the definition provided for in Section A.5, as the same may be amended from time to time by iFinca.


  1. 11.11. “Initial Term” means the definition provided for in Section A.4.


  1. 11.12. “Intellectual Property Rights” means the definition provided for in Part C, Exhibit A, Paragraph 1.


  1. 11.13. “Invoice” means the definition provided for in Section B.5.3.


  1. 11.14. “Order” means a written or electronic order issued by Importer to Exporter using the Technology for the purchase of Coffee Products.


  1. 11.15. “Order Fulfillment” means a written or electronic order issued by Importer to Exporter using the Technology for the purchase of Coffee Products.


  1. 11.16. “Payment Instructions” means the definition provided for in Section B.5.2.2.


  1. 11.17. “RFP” means an electronic request for proposal for Coffee Product prices.


  1. 11.18. “Proposal” means a written or electronic request for an RFP for Coffee Product from Importer to Exporter using the Technology for the purchase of Coffee Products.


  1. 11.19. “Renewal Term” means the definition provided for in Section A.4.


  1. 11.20. “Requests” means a written or electronic issued by Exporter to producers and/or cooperatives using the Technology for the purchase of Coffee Products.


  1. 11.21. “Shipping Confirmation” means the definition provided for in Section B.3.7.2.


  1. 11.22. “Shipping Date” means the definition provided for in Section B.3.7.1.


  1. 11.23. “Technology” means iFinca’s CoffeeChain® technology platform upon which Exporter places Orders.


  1. 11.24. “Term” means the definition provided for in Section A.4.


  1. 12. Agreement; Orders; Requests; Shipment; iFinca Marks; Support


  1. 12.1. Agreement.  Exporter agrees to place Requests for Coffee Products using the Technology; and (ii) Exporter agrees to manage an Order Fulfillment using the Technology; pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and iFinca agrees to use the Technology process Orders subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.


  1. 12.2. Orders.  Exporter shall use the Technology to accept all Orders for Coffee Products and agrees on an exclusive basis to use the Technology to purchase any green coffee beans that Exporter purchases via an electronic technology platform, including using blockchain or other verification-, traceability-, security-, and accuracy-related tools.  Each Order shall be placed in accordance with the requirements prescribed by the Technology and shall include: (i) a description of the Coffee Product desired; (ii) the quantity of Coffee Product; and (iii) other pertinent instructions or requirements that may be required in iFinca’s sole discretion.  To the extent of any inconsistency between the terms of an Order and the terms of this Agreement, the terms specified in this Agreement shall take control to the extent of any inconsistency.

  1. 12.3. Order Acknowledgment.  An Order shall be deemed to have been placed as of the date of acceptance by the exporter to the Order from the Importer on the Technology.  If accepted, iFinca shall exercise commercially reasonable efforts to provide Exporter with an Order Acknowledgement provided by exporter.  The Order Acknowledgement shall include a description of the Order placed, the final price of the Order, including the total amount of the iFinca Fee, and the Payment Instructions.  Failure by Exporter to accept an Order constitutes a rejection of such Order.  


  1. 12.4. Proposal.  An Exporter shall review all Proposal(s) placed on the Technology from one or more Importer(s).  The exporter will respond to such Proposal(s); and submit an RFP to Importer on the Technology.  


  1. 12.5. Request.  Exporter shall use the Technology to place all Requests for Coffee Products and agrees on an exclusive basis to use the Technology to purchase any green coffee beans that Exporter purchases via an electronic technology platform, including using blockchain or other verification-, traceability-, security-, and accuracy-related tools.  Each Request shall be placed in accordance with the requirements prescribed by the Technology and shall include: (i) a description of the Coffee Product desired; (ii) the quantity of Coffee Product; (iii) the desired delivery date; and (iv) other pertinent instructions or requirements that may be required in iFinca’s sole discretion.  To the extent of any inconsistency between the terms of an Order and the terms of this Agreement, the terms specified in this Agreement shall take control to the extent of any inconsistency.


  1. 12.6. Incoterms.  Except as otherwise provided in Section 3.5.1, the Coffee Products shall be delivered as per Incoterms FAS (Carrier) or “Free Along Side” to the Carrier (as such terms are defined pursuant to the 2020 incoterms rules published by the International Chamber of Commerce).  For the avoidance of doubt, the cost of freight and insurance and the cost of all import duties and fees and other charges shall be paid by Exporter.  


  1. 12.7. Shipping.  


  1. 12.7.1. Importer shall be responsible for designating its preferred shipping carrier (the “Carrier”) to transport the Coffee Products from country of origin to Exporter’s designated location for export (e.g., port).  Exporter shall be responsible for ddelivery of the Coffee Products to the Carrier.  Delivery occurs when the Coffee Products have been delivered to the Carrier for transport, which date shall be designated the “Shipping Date”.  Risk of loss and/or deterioration of or damage to the Coffee Products and ownership of the Coffee Products shall pass to Importer upon Exporter’s delivery of the Coffee Products to the Carrier.


  1. 12.7.2. Following delivery of the Coffee Products to the Carrier by exporter and notification of same to iFinca, Exporter shall send Importer and notification of same to iFinca, a confirmation of shipment (“Shipping Confirmation”), which shall include the order number, description of goods, gross weight, invoice value, name of vessel, and shipment port.  Such Shipping Confirmation may be sent via the Technology, email, or any other means in iFinca’s sole discretion.


  1. 12.8. iFinca Marks. Exporter shall have the right to use the iFinca Marks on Coffee Products obtained from the Technology via an Order.  Exporter is authorized to use the iFinca Marks in connection with the promotion and sale of the Coffee Products.  Exporter shall exercise best efforts to safeguard and protect the reputation of the Coffee Products and the iFinca Marks, and Exporter shall provide written notice to iFinca within a reasonable period of time subsequent to Exporter becoming aware of any violation of iFinca’s Intellectual Property Rights. The terms “safeguard and protect” as used in this Agreement means Exporter shall refrain from all conduct which may be harmful to the Coffee Products or the iFinca Marks, their reputation or their marketing.  Exporter agrees that it shall not use the iFinca Marks on any other products or for any other purpose.  Exporter shall be responsible for ensuring that its use of iFinca Marks satisfy applicable laws and regulations in Exporter’s jurisdiction, and iFinca reserves the right to terminate Exporter’s use of the Marks should Exporter violate its obligations contained herein, which supplement and do not derogate from the rights accorded iFinca in Sections 6.3 and 6.4.


  1. 12.9. iFinca Identification Mark.  Exporter shall be responsible for labeling each bag to be exported with the designated iFinca order number. Example “IF-280”.  iFinca order mark shall meet International Coffee Organization requirements.


  1. 12.10. Technology.  iFinca shall exercise commercially reasonable efforts to develop or maintain the Technology, as appropriate, so that Exporters may place proposals, exporters can respond to such proposals, and Exporters may accept to constitute an Order and the Technology can provide the Documentation.


  1. 13. Covenant Not-to-Compete; Prohibition Against Solicitation and Hiring; Non-Circumvention; Exclusivity


  1. 13.1. Covenant Not-to-Compete.  Exporter recognizes that iFinca’s Business Practices are unique and that Exporter and its affiliates will become familiar with iFinca’s Business Practices, which includes without limitation the Technology.  In recognition of the foregoing and as substantial and material consideration and as a confidential precedent for iFinca to enter into this Agreement and share its Business Practices with Exporter, Exporter covenants and agrees that during the term of this Agreement as well as for a period of two (2) years (twenty-four (24) consecutive months) after the effective date of any termination of this Agreement, that Exporter and its affiliates shall not, directly or indirectly, on behalf of itself or any affiliate, own, manage, operate, control, enter into any business relationship or become affiliated in any way with any other company that provides services similar to the Business Practices or uses technology or electronic platforms similar to the Technology and shall itself refrying from engaging in such activities.  


  1. 13.2. Prohibition Against Solicitation and Hiring.  Exporter covenants and agrees that during the term of this Agreement as well as for a period of two (2) years (twenty-four (24) consecutive months) after the effective date of the termination of this Agreement, that Exporter shall not, directly or indirectly, on behalf of itself or any affiliate:


  1. 13.2.1. Employees.  Contact, engage in employment-related discussions with, solicit or otherwise communicate with any of the employees of iFinca with the purpose of discussing the termination of such employees’ employment with iFinca.  During such time, Exporter also shall not, directly or indirectly, on behalf of itself or any affiliate, engage, employ or otherwise hire any of the employees of iFinca, regardless of where Exporter is located or what business Exporter is pursuing; or


  1. 13.2.2. Others Technology Users.  In addition to the provisions of Section B.4.3, solicit or otherwise in any manner persuade or attempt to persuade any farmer, mill, cooperative, importer, other exporter, roaster or customer of iFinca to discontinue its relationship with iFinca.


  1. 13.3. Non-Circumvention.  In addition to the provisions of Section B.4.2.2, Exporter covenants and agrees that during the term of this Agreement as well as for a period of two (2) years (twenty-four (24) consecutive months) after the effective date of any termination of this Agreement, Exporter shall not, directly or indirectly, on behalf of itself or any affiliate, circumvent iFinca by establishing a business model similar to iFinca’s by contacting any of iFinca’s farmers, mills, cooperative importers, other exporters, roasters, customers or investors or any other contact learned or initiated through iFinca or iFinca’s Business Practices, including, without limitation, any individuals or entities that the Exporter meets through iFinca or its affiliates. For the avoidance of doubt, Exporter agrees not to participate in or launch any services or arrangements that are similar in form and substance to the Technology and the Business Practices.


  1. 13.4. Exclusivity. Exporter agrees to use the Technology as its sole source to order, purchase or otherwise procure green coffee beans or Coffee Products via an electronic technology platform, including using blockchain or other verification-, security-, and accuracy-related tools, which permits the capability to track the origin of its green coffee bean purchases for its customers.


  1. 13.5. Review.  In addition to and without derogating from the dispute settlement provisions of Sections B.5.5 and B.9.4, Exporter, on behalf of itself and any affiliate, acknowledges and agrees that the provisions of Section B.4, including the covenant not-to-compete, the prohibition against solicitation and hiring, and the covenant of non-circumvention, are appropriate and reasonable when considered in light of the nature and extent of the business conducted by iFinca and the legitimate interests of iFinca.  Exporter further agrees that:


  1. 13.5.1. Public Policy.  Such covenants do not unduly restrict Exporter’s or any of its affiliate’s ability to source material or do business in light of Exporter’s or any of its affiliate’s operations.  If, however, any arbitrator of competent jurisdiction determines the provisions to be invalid, unreasonable, or against public policy, such as the specified time or the specified geographical area of the covenant is overbroad, then such portion of the applicable covenant shall be considered modified as necessary, such as being reduced as to time and geographical area.  Thus, a modified covenant, such as a lesser time period or geographical area, that is determined to be valid, reasonable, and not against public policy shall be enforced against Exporter.


  1. 13.5.2. Injunction.  A violation of these covenants would cause irreparable injury to the interests of iFinca in its customer, supplier, and professional relationships and that a remedy at law would be inadequate.  Exporter further acknowledges that the covenants are a condition precedent and bargained-for element of this Agreement without which iFinca would not have entered into this Agreement and is in addition to and not in limitation of any other rights or remedies of iFinca, whether stated in the Agreement or otherwise.  In the event of a breach by Exporter or by any of its affiliates of any of these covenants, iFinca shall be entitled to injunctive and all other equitable relief, without the necessity of posting bond, other security or proof of damages, and the two (2) year (twenty-four (24) consecutive month) duration of the applicable covenant(s) shall be extended by the length of time during which Exporter or its affiliate is in violation of same.  


  1. 13.6. Affiliate.  The term “affiliate” as used in Section B.4 means (i) if a natural person, any grandparent, parent, spouse, in-law, or the issue of any of the foregoing; (ii) if an entity, (a) any person or entity directly controlling, controlled by, managed by or under common control with such person or entity, (b) any person or entity owning or controlling five percent (5%) or more of the outstanding voting securities of such entity, or (c) any officer, director, partner, employee, agent, or representative of such entity.


  1. 14. Payment


  1. 14.1. iFinca Service Fee; Prices.  Exporter shall pay iFinca the iFinca Service Fee.  The total iFinca Service Fee shall be provided upon accepting an Order using the Technology. iFinca reserves the sole right, without restriction, to change the Service Fee from time to time and to make any final decision regarding pricing in all matters pertaining to the terms of this Agreement.  


  1. 14.2. Payment.  The provisions in this Section B.5.2 shall control to the extent of any inconsistency with those in Section A.3.


  1. 14.2.1. When Due.  The ifinca Service Fee and any other payments due to iFinca shall be made in U.S. Dollars ten (10) days from Shipping Date or five (5) days after Shipping Confirmation, whichever is sooner.  


  1. 14.2.2. Payment Method.  Subject to Section B.3.3, Exporter agrees to pay the Service Fee pursuant to payment instructions or any other pertinent instructions or requirements that iFinca will provide to Exporter (collectively, the “Payment Instructions”).


  1. 14.3. Invoices.  iFinca’s invoice to Exporter (the “Invoice”) shall be delivered via the Technology, email or other means acceptable to the parties and shall include: (i) a description of the Coffee Products; (ii) the quantity and price of the Coffee Products ordered, including the total Service Fee; (iii); the Payment Instructions; and (iv) any other pertinent instructions or requirements that do not conflict with this Agreement and which iFinca may require from time to time.


  1. 14.4. Taxes.  Each party shall be responsible for the payment of their own taxes as further detailed in Section B.9.3.


  1. 14.5. Disputes.  The parties shall meet promptly and diligently to resolve any disputes in accordance with Section B.9.4.  


  1. 15. Insurance, Warranties, Duties, and Audit Rights


  1. 15.1. Insurance.  Each party shall maintain such insurance as is commercially reasonable and appropriate for its performance of this Agreement.  However, each party’s obligations and responsibilities under this Agreement shall not be limited in any manner to such insurance, including its availability or coverage.  Exporter shall maintain sufficient insurance to cover the Order and all shipping costs associated with the Order.  Exporter’s insurance obligations with respect to each Order shall commence when the Coffee Products have been delivered to the Carrier as detailed in Sections B.3.4 and B.3.5.


  1. 15.2. Warranties.  Exporter understands that the exporter, and not iFinca, is responsible for any and all warranties regarding the Coffee Prodcuts, including but not limited to exercising commercially reasonable efforts to supply the quality of Coffee Products requested by Exporter, subject to commercially reasonable variation, in accordance with industry standards.  IFINCA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING THE COFFEE PRODUCTS.


  1. 15.3. Duties.  


  1. 15.3.1. Representations.  Each party represents and warrants that it shall use commercially reasonable efforts not to: (i) engage in any deceptive, misleading, or unethical practices; (ii) make any false or misleading representations with regard to the other party or its services; or (iii) make any representations, warranties, or guarantees to customers with respect to the capabilities of any party that the other party reasonably knows to be inconsistent with the other party’s capabilities.  


  1. 15.3.2. Indemnity.  Each party shall defend, indemnify, hold harmless, and insure the other from any and all damages, expenses or liability resulting from or arising out of: (i) any negligence or misconduct by the indemnifying party; or (ii) from any breach or default of this Agreement caused or occasioned by the acts or omission of such party.


  1. 15.3.3. Containers and Packaging. Exporter understands that the Exporter, and not iFinca, is responsible for ensuring that the Coffee Products are contained and packaged in conditions that are designed to preserve the Coffee Products in commercially reasonable condition for the duration of the expected shipping time and provided suitable storage throughout the duration of shipping to Exporter’s designated location.


  1. 15.4. Audit Rights.  Exporter shall use iFinca Marks only on applicable Coffee Products ordered and received via the Technology pursuant to an Order.  iFinca may examine Exporter’s products relating to the Coffee Products at any time to determine whether the iFinca Marks have been used in accordance with this Agreement.  


  1. 16. Termination


  1. 16.1. For Cause.  Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately by written notice to the other party if the other party breaches any material provision of this Agreement.  


  1. 16.2. No Cause.  Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately by written notice if the other party: (a) liquidates, terminates, or materially reduces its business operations; (b) is adjudicated bankrupt, voluntarily files for reorganization, attempts an assignment for the benefit of its credits, or receivership, reorganization or any other similar proceeding is filed; or (c) fails to pay any amounts due under this Agreement and such amounts remain unpaid for longer than forty-five (45) days from the date payment is due pursuant to Section B.5.2.1.  


  1. 16.3. Effect of Termination.  Upon expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason:


  1. 16.3.1. Grant of Rights.  All licenses and other rights to the use of Intellectual Property Rights granted pursuant to this Agreement become null and void.


  1. 16.3.2. Orders.  iFinca retains the sole right to determine whether to cancel, without liability, any Orders which have not been fulfilled prior to the effective date of termination.


  1. 16.3.3. Outstanding Amounts.  All outstanding obligations or commitments to pay any amounts to either party shall immediately become due and payable.  


  1. 16.3.4. Business Practices.  Each party shall immediately cease and refrain from using any Business Practices of the other party, including any Confidential Information.


  1. 16.4. Survival.  Notwithstanding any termination of this Agreement, the following provisions of this Agreement shall survive for the relevant period of time set forth therein, if any: Section B.4 (Covenant Not-to-Compete; Prohibition Against Solicitation and Hiring; Non-Circumvention; Exclusivity); Section B.6.3.2 (Indemnity); Section B.6.4. (Audit Rights); Section 8 (Limited Liability); Section 9.1 (Publicity); Section B.9.3 (Tax Payment Obligations); Section B.9.4 (Dispute Resolution); Section 9.5 (Representation and Promotion); Section B.9.10 (Waiver); and Part C, Exhibit A.


  1. 17. LIMITED LIABILITY


notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement, to the extent permitted by applicable law, (a) in no event shall iFinca be liable for direct damages of any kind even if Exporter has been advised of the possibility of such damages, (b) in no event shall iFinca be liable for special (including punitive), consequential, incidental or indirect damages of any kind, including lost profits, loss of use, and personal injury even if Exporter has been advised of the possibility of such damages, and (c) in any event, should an arbitral tribunal or court determine that damages are appropriate, the liability of iFinca to Exporter for any reason and upon any cause of action shall be limited to the amount actually paid to iFinca by Exporter under this Agreement.  This limitation applies to all causes of action against iFinca in the aggregate, including without limitation, breach of contract, and breach of warranty (which should be none as this is expressly disclaimed in this Agreement), negligence, strict liability, misrepresentations and other torts.  Both parties understand and agree that the remedies and limitations herein allocate the risks between the parties as authorized by applicable laws.  The prices herein reflect, and are set in reliance upon, this allocation of risk and the exclusion of consequential and other damages as set forth in this Agreement.


  1. 18. Other Provisions


  1. 18.1. Publicity.  Except as provided herein, each party agrees not to publicize or disclose the terms of Part A of this Agreement to any third party without the prior written consent of the other, except as required by law.  


  1. 18.2. Independent Contractors.  Exporter is, and will remain, an independent contractor and is not and will not be an agent of iFinca.  Exporter will conduct its operations on its own behalf and for its own account.  Exporter has no power or authority to act for iFinca for any purpose and Exporter will not, on behalf of or in the name of iFinca, either enter into any contract or undertaking or agreement of any sort or make any promise, warranty or representation with respect to iFinca or iFinca’s Business Practices, including without limitation the Technology or the Coffee Products, or any other matter.


  1. 18.3. Tax Payment Obligations.  Pursuant to Section B.9.2, iFinca shall have an independent contractor status and not be an employee of Exporter for any purposes, including but not limited to the application of the following U.S. and applicable state laws, regulations, rules or legal concepts: the Federal Insurance Contribution Act, the Social Security Act, the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, any applicable U.S. state revenue or taxation code relating to income tax withholding at the source of income, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Code, benefit programs, and third party liability claims.  Each party shall file its own U.S. federal and state corporate tax returns and pay any and all taxes owed in accordance with all provisions of applicable U.S. federal and state law and non-U.S. law.  Exporter hereby represents and warrants that it shall indemnify iFinca for any damages or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other legal costs and expenses or penalties that may be incurred by iFinaca arising from or related to Exporter’s failure to timely remit any applicable taxes.


  1. 18.4. Dispute Resolution.  In the event of disagreement with respect to any aspect of this Agreement, in accordance with Section B.5.5, the parties agree to discuss such disputes in good faith to reach an amicable resolution.  Exporter recognizes that money damages are not an adequate remedy for any breach or threatened breach of any obligation under this Agreement involving iFinca’s Business Practices, including its proprietary rights or Confidential Information. Exporter therefore agrees that in addition to any other remedies available under this Agreement, by law or otherwise, iFinca shall be entitled to an injunction against any breach or threatened breach by Exporter of such obligations without the necessity of posting bond, other security or proof of damages.  Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of, relating to or in connection with this Agreement (including, without limitation, disputes, controversies or claims arising out of the breach, termination or validity of this Agreement), whether legal or equitable, shall be finally resolved by arbitration.  The arbitrator or arbitration tribunal, as set forth in this paragraph, shall have the power to rule on any challenge to its own jurisdiction or to the validity or enforceability of any portion of the agreement to arbitrate. THE PARTIES AGREE TO ARBITRATE SOLELY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND EXPRESSLY WAIVE THE RIGHT TO ARBITRATE ON ANY TYPE OF CLASS, REPRESENTATIVE OR OTHER MULTI-PARTY BASIS. THE ARBITRATOR OR ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON'S OR ONE ENTITY’S CLAIMS, AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING. NOTWITHSTANDING THE ARBITRATOR’S OR ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL'S POWER TO RULE ON ITS OWN JURISDICTION AND THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, THE ARBITRATOR OR ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL HAS NO POWER TO RULE ON THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE SOLELY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.  IN THE EVENT THE PROHIBITION ON CLASS ARBITRATION IS DEEMED INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THE REMAINING PORTIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL REMAIN IN FORCE. Either Party may institute an arbitration proceeding by filing a claim for binding arbitration with the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”) pursuant to its Commercial Arbitration Rules (the “Rules”).  The Expedited Procedures of the Rules shall apply when the amount in controversy set forth in R-1(b) of the Rules is met or when the parties mutually agree in writing that such procedures should govern the arbitration.  The parties expressly disclaim the rules of the AAA’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”).  At the time of filing the claim the filing Party shall provide the other with a copy of the filing.  Any arbitration shall be undertaken pursuant to the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act, as amended, and the decision of the arbitrator shall be final, binding, and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction.  The parties have agreed to execute this Agreement exclusively in the English language, which shall control for all purposes, and any dispute or communications, written and oral, between the parties or the arbitrator shall be conducted exclusively in the English language, including, without limitation, the award of the arbitrator. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the U.S. State of New York without regard to conflict of law principles (that might dictate the application of the laws of another jurisdiction). The place of arbitration shall be in Washington, D.C., and each of the parties waives any objection it may now or hereafter have to venue or to convenience of forum, agrees that all claims in respect of any such legal proceeding shall be heard and determined only pursuant to the AAA Rules and agrees not to bring any legal proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement in any court or before any other arbitral body. There shall be one (1) arbitrator unless the amount in controversy exceeds One Million Dollars ($1,000,000), in which case either Party may elect to require a panel of three (3) arbitrators.  The single arbitrator shall be selected by mutual agreement of the parties, and if the parties cannot agree, the arbitrator shall be selected as prescribed in the Rules.  In the event the amount in controversy permits one party to elect to require a panel of three (3) arbitrators, and a party exercises such right, each party shall select one arbitrator and the two arbitrators shall select an independent third arbitrator to act as the chief arbitrator. The parties shall share equally the fees and expenses of the arbitrator(s) until conclusion of the matter.  The arbitrator shall award to the prevailing Party all of its costs and fees.  “Costs and fees” mean all reasonable pre- and post-award expenses of the arbitration, including the arbitrator’s fees, administrative fees, travel expenses, out-of-pocket expenses such as copying and telephone, court costs, witness fees, attorneys’ fees, and interest (calculated consistent with 28 U.S.C. § 1961).  The decision of the arbitrator shall be accompanied by a reasoned opinion, subject to the limitations stated in this Agreement, based on applicable law and judicial precedent, final and binding upon the parties, and not subject to appeal.  Except as may be required by law, neither a Party nor an arbitrator may disclose the existence, content, or results of any arbitration hereunder without the prior written consent of both parties.


  1. 18.5. Representation and Promotion.  Exporter shall not do anything that may prevent sales or interfere with the development of sales of the Coffee Products or the Technology. During the Term and following any termination of this Agreement, for any reason, neither party shall make any disparaging remarks, whether in writing or verbally, about the other party, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, and each of their employees, owners, officers and agents.


  1. 18.6. No Assignment.  Exporter may not assign or transfer (by operation of law or otherwise) any of the rights or responsibilities set forth herein without the express written consent of iFinca, and any purported attempt to do so shall be deemed null and void ab initio.


  1. 18.7. Severability.  If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to the dispute settlement provisions contained in Section B.9.4, then the remaining provisions will nevertheless remain in full force and effect, and the parties will negotiate in good faith a substitute, valid and enforceable provision which most nearly effects the parties’ intent in entering into this Agreement.


  1. 18.8. Headings.  The captions and headings used in this Agreement are for convenience in reference only, and are not to be construed in any way as terms or be used to interpret the provisions of this Agreement.


  1. 18.9. Non-Restrictive Relationship.  Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to preclude iFinca from independently developing, acquiring from other third parties, distributing or marketing services or other products which may perform the same or similar functions as those provided for under this Agreement.


  1. 18.10. Waiver.  Neither party’s failure to exercise any of its rights hereunder shall constitute or be deemed a waiver or forfeiture of any such or other rights.


  1. 18.11. Force Majeure.  Except for the duty to pay, nonperformance of either party will be excused to the extent that performance is rendered impossible by strike, fire, flood, governmental acts or orders or restrictions or other similar reason where failure to perform is beyond the control and not caused by the negligence of the non-performing party, provided that the non-performing party gives prompt notice of such conditions to the other party and makes all reasonable efforts to perform.


  1. 18.12. Precedence.  In the event of a conflict between the provisions of this Agreement and any Order, the provisions of this Agreement shall take precedence.  In the event of a conflict between the provisions of any part of this Agreement, the terms of Part B shall take precedent over Part A and Part C, and Part C shall take precedence of Part A.


  1. 18.13. Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, which together shall constitute one agreement binding on the Parties.  Counterparts may be delivered via electronic mail (including pdf or any electronic signature complying with the U.S. federal ESIGN Act of 2000, e.g., www.docusign.com or The Technology) or other transmission method and any counterpart so delivered shall be deemed to have been duly and validly delivered and be valid and effective for all purposes.  


  1. 18.14. Notice.  Except for placing and accepting an Order pursuant to Section B.3.2, all notices that are required to be given under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be sent to the respective address set forth in Part A or such other address as each party may designate by notice given in accordance with this section.  Any such notice may be delivered by hand, by overnight courier, or by first class pre-paid letter, and shall be deemed to have been received: (i) by hand delivery, at the time of delivery; (ii) by overnight courier, on the succeeding business day; and (iii) by first class mail, two business days after the date of mailing. As a courtesy, when practicable, the parties shall send a copy of any notice by email.  


  1. 18.15. Authorized Representative.  Each party represents, warrants and covenants that: (i) execution, delivery and performance hereof has been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action and shall not contravene any law or the provisions of any agreement; (ii) the individual(s) executing such was duly authorized to do so; and (iii) this Agreement is a legal, valid and binding agreement and enforceable in accordance with its terms.


  1. 18.16. Entire Agreement & Modification.  This Agreement represents the entire understanding and agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior oral and written agreements, negotiations, commitments and representations, if any, with respect thereto.  This Agreement cannot be modified by Exporter except by a written instrument signed by duly authorized representatives of both parties hereto.  No oral communication or electronic acceptance of a purported agreement using an “I Accept” or similar acceptance method shall constitute an amendment hereto.  Notwithstanding the preceding, iFinca reserves right, in its sole discretion, to modify the terms of Part B or Part C, which shall become effective upon notice to Exporter or ten (10) calendar days after posting on iFinca’s website or via the Technology, whichever is sooner.



19. Contact Information:

iFinca 合同会社

アダムスストリート1241番地、スイート1096

セントヘレナ, CA 94574

電話番号: +1 888-684-6820+1 888-684-4220

電子メール: info@ifinca.co

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