Consulting Terms of Service – CToS

Applicable as of 20.11.2020 

Introduction 

Definitions

App Radar”: App Radar Software GmbH, a limited liability company incorporated under the laws of Austria, registered under Company Register Number FN 442781 z, with its place of business at Lastenstraße 13a, 8020 Graz, Austria. 

 

App Store Marketing Services (ASMS)”: Standardized consulting services offered by App Radar.

 

Consulting Terms of Service (CToS)”: App Radar’s App terms that apply for contracts for the provision of ASMS or Individual Contracts.

 

Contractual Partner”: Any legal or natural person entering into any kind of legal relationship with App Radar.

 

Data Security Policy”: App Radar’s policy on data security and technical aspects of data procession, that applies for all contractual relationships with App Radar.

 

Individual Contracts (ICs)”: Agreements for the provision of goods and/or services by App Radar to a Contractual Partner that are not either Plans or ASMS. 

 

Plans”: Subscriptions for the usage of the Tool, either for free or for a fee. 

 

Privacy Policy (PP)”: App Radar’s privacy policy that applies for all contractual relationships with App Radar.

 

Tool”: App Radar’s App Store Optimization Tool, offered as a SaaS Tool.

 

Tool Terms of Service (CToS)”: App Radar’s App terms that apply for the usage of the Tool.

 

Website”: www.appradar.com and all its sub-websites. 

Area of Application

These Consulting Terms of Service (henceforth “CToS”) shall apply for contracts concluded between App Radar and a contractual partner for the provision of ASMS or ICs. App Radar only offers ASMS and services based on ICs on the basis of these CToS. By entering into a contract with App Radar, the Contractual Partner agrees to be bound by these CToS.

 

Contract partners’ Terms of Service (and/or Terms of Use / Terms and Conditions etc.) are expressly not part of the contract, even in case App Radar has not expressly objected to them.

 

These CToS may (only) be waived by written agreement between App Radar and the Contractual Partner. Verbal deviations are not binding on App Radar. 

 

These CToS shall always constitute an integrated part of any contract for ASMS or Individual Contracts, that will be negotiated and discussed between App Radar and the contract partners beforehand and signed by the contractual partner. Specific contract details that are laid down in these contracts (f.e. TOP, Timeline of Delivery, Payment Terms, etc.) shall overrule these CToS. Issues not regulated therein will be covered by this CToS. Thus, the provisions of a written agreement negotiated between App Radar and a contractual partner shall take precedence over the provisions of these CToS.

 

Issues not regulated by a written agreement or these CToS shall be regulated by the applicable law, in this order.

Other Terms and Policies 

If a Contractual Partner creates an account to use App Radar’s Tool, the Tool Terms of Service (TToS) shall apply.

 

In addition to these CToS, App Radar’s Privacy Policy (PP) and Data Security Policy (DSP) applies.

Future Transactions and Changes to these Terms 

These CToS also apply for future transactions and additional agreements between App Radar and a Contractual Partner, even if not expressly incorporated into future agreements. The CToS shall always be applied in their most current version.

 

The contract partner can review the most current version of the CToS at any time on this Website. App Radar reserves the right to update, change or replace any part of these CToS by posting updates and/or changes to the Website. 

 

It is the Contract Partner’s responsibility to check this Website periodically for changes. The contract partner’s continuation of any contract with App Radar following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

 

These provisions also apply to other terms and policies referenced above. 

App Store Marketing Services and Individual Contracts

Basic Provisions

App Radar reserves the right to demand original and written documents from the contract partner, including but not limited to all and any “Know your Customer” (“KYC“) documentation.

 

App Radar shall be entitled, at its option, to use subcontractors in whole or in part to fulfill any contract.

 

App Radar shall attempt to adhere as closely as possible to the agreed deadlines for the performance of the services. Unless expressly agreed as binding, delivery or service deadlines are only approximate and non-binding. If unforeseeable circumstances or circumstances independent of the will of the parties occur, such as, for example, all cases of force majeure, which hinder compliance with the agreed deadline for delivery or performance, this shall be extended by the duration of these circumstances in any case. These circumstances shall also entitle the contact partner to an extension of the deadline if they occur with subcontractors. 

 

The contract partner is required to cooperate with App Radar to make possible the performance of the agreed services. The contract partner shall make available to App Radar in a timely and complete manner all information and documents necessary for the provision of the service. The contract partner shall inform App Radar of all circumstances which are of importance for the execution of the services, even if these only become known during the execution. The contractual partner shall bear the costs incurred if work has to be repeated by App Radar or is delayed as a result of incorrect, incomplete or subsequently changed information.

Term and Termination, Offers 

The contractual partner shall receive an offer by App Radar containing the main points of the offered services.If an offer does not contain a specific period of validity, offers shall remain valid 3 months from the date of the offer. 

 

A contract is concluded once the contractual partner returns the signed offer to App Radar. Changes to the offer, additional requests etc. constitute a counter-offer and a contract shall only be concluded once App Radar accepts changes to the original offer in writing. A written approval of an offered service from App Radar via email is also binding. For smaller add-on projects an offer by App Radar can also be made via email text.

 

The period for contracts on ASMS and ICs is as per the concluded written agreement. They commence on the date specified in the contract, if nothing is specified on the day following the mutual signing by all parties. Contracts for specific time periods automatically terminate on the termination date, unless the Parties agree in writing to prolong the contract. 

 

Contracts for an indefinite period of time may be terminated by either party on the last day of the months with a 14-days-notice, unless specified otherwise in the contract.

Contracts for the provision of specific goods or services end once the contract is fulfilled.

App Radar may terminate / void a contract at any time with immediate effect in case of gross contract violation by the Contractual Partner.

Tool Usage

To carry out its services, App Radar may use third-party tools as well as App Radar’s Tool. The Contractual Partner is required to sign up to the Tool and connect their apps in order for App Radar to carry out its performance. If the Contractual Partner does not want to connect their apps, App Radar will still charge the full amount stated in the offer and will only carry out the services possible without connection. 

Prices and Fees

Provided that nothing else is agreed in writing, the prices are given in Euro and do not include value-added tax. Lump-sums are only applicable if App Radar confirms this in writing.

 

App Radar reserves the right to change prices accordingly in the event that the contractual partner requests changes (i.e. deviations from the agreed upon offer) to the services performed. App Radar will inform the contractual partner in advance of the costs connected with the performance of such a request. 

 

Any services not expressly included in the offer shall be billed separately if the performance is requested by the contractual partner. 

 

Prices are based on the costs at the time of the first price offer. Should the costs increase due to changed requirements or general conditions up to the time of the provision of the service or within the project execution, App Radar shall be entitled to adjust the prices accordingly. However, the contract partner shall be informed thereof in advance.

 

App Radar will not send any employees on site unless expressly agreed upon in writing. If employees of App Radar are required to travel, such travel time is always charged as working time. Costs for accommodation, meals and other travel expenses are charged separately and are not part of the costs for travel time, unless agreed beforehand in writing. 

Terms of payment

Payment terms are generally contained in the offer.

  • Unless stated otherwise in the offer, App Radar may request an advance payment of 50% of the offer sum before commencing the service performance of one time services. 
  • Unless stated otherwise in the offer, App Radar may issue the bill for one time services immediately once a one-time service is completed. Ongoing services may be billed monthly in advance.
  • App Radar is entitled to send the contract partner invoices in electronic form and the contract partner expressly agrees with this form of delivery. 
  • Invoices shall be due  without any deduction in the agreed currency within 14 days of the invoice date, unless stated otherwise on the invoice.
  • A payment shall be deemed made on the day it is fully credited to App Radar’s account without any deduction.
  • The contract partner is not entitled to withhold or offset payments on account of warranty claims or other counterclaims.
  • The contractual partner may be required to purchase a Tool license and enter into a billing plan for the provision of ASMS or service set out in ICs.

Late Payment

If the contract partner does not effect due payments on time or fully (or is late with any other duty), App Radar may, without prejudice to its other rights (a) postpone the performance of its own obligations until such payment or other performance has been effected and claim a reasonable extension of the performance period; and (b) declare due all outstanding claims from this or other transactions and charge default interest for these amounts from the respective due date in the amount of 9,2% above the base interest rate. 

 

Detriments suffered by App Radar that exceed such compensation may be claimed additionally, including fees for payment reminders (a fee of EUR 40,– may be charged in addition to the default interest).

Enticement 

The contract partner may not, directly or indirectly, entice employees of App Radar to terminate their employment contracts during the duration of contractual relations between the contractual partner and for a period of 6 months thereafter. This applies regardless of whether enticement efforts actually lead to a termination of an employee of App Radar.

 

In the event of a breach of this provision, the contractual partner shall owe to App Radar a contractual penalty amounting a full year’s salary of the employee (or employees) of App Radar that the contractual partner enticed to terminate his employment contract with App Radar or attempted to. Payment of the contractual penalty does not release the contractual partner from the duty to comply with this provision. Furthermore, App Radar’s right to demand additional damages shall not be  affected.

General Provisions

General Provisions on Data Privacy and Security

App Radar’s Privacy Policy explains how App Radar collects and uses personal data (i.e. data of natural persons such as e.g. names, email-addresses telephone numbers, etc.).

 

App Radar’s Data Security Policy explains how App Radar collects and uses other data (i.e. data other than personal data such as login-information, aggregated data, app metadata, etc.).

 

App Radar shall maintain appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality, and integrity of the Contractual Partner’s general data (business data). These safeguards include encryption of the Contractual Partner’s data in transmission (using SSL or similar technologies), except for certain external third-party integrations that do not support encryption, which the Contractual Partner may link to the Service at the Contractual Partner’s choice. App Radar offers its best efforts in providing safe communication.

 

Personal data of end-users: App Radar generally does not process any personal data of end-users. App Radar only saves and processes Usernames/Nicknames of App Store and Google Play Store Users exclusively to make the process of answering to App Store reviews possible for the Contractual Partner. These usernames will not be linked to any natural person / further personal data by App Radar. No other personal data of end-users is processed or saved in any way.

 

By entering into a contractual relationship with App Radar, App Radar’s Data Processing Agreement is automatically concluded between App Radar and the Contractual Partner. App Radar and the Contractual Partner may exchange a signed copy if required.

 

App Radar is entitled to process personal data of employees of the Contractual Partner (e.g. their work email address or phone numbers) entrusted to it within the scope of the purpose of the contractual relationship. The Contractual Partner guarantees App Radar that all necessary measures in this regard, in particular, those in the sense of the law on data protection (GDPR, Austrian Data Protection Law), such as declarations of consent, have been taken.

Maintenance and Support

App Radar conducts maintenance and support generally only from Monday to Friday between 9 am CET +1 and 5 pm CET +1.

Liability and Damages

The following provisions shall not apply vis-a-vis consumers as far as this is required by law. 

 

Any liability of App Radar is excluded as far as permitted by law. App Radar does not give any warranties or guarantees unless otherwise agreed in writing.

 

App Radar shall only be liable to the Contractual Partner for damages – outside of the Product Liability Act – in the event of gross negligence or dolus directus. This shall also apply mutatis mutandis to damage caused by third parties called in by App Radar. 

 

In any case, App Radar shall not be liable for a certain performance of its goods or services. Any liability is capped with the monies paid for goods/services by the Contractual Partner within the last 6 months before a claim arose

 

In addition, App Radar shall only be liable for typical and foreseeable damage, i.e. for damage that could reasonably have been expected to occur at the time the contract was concluded in accordance with the circumstances known at that time. Claims arising from consequential damages and from damages for which the Contractual Partner can obtain insurance cover or which can be controlled by the Contractual Partner, other indirect damages and losses or loss of profit as well as general financial losses, in particular from defective, omitted or delayed performance, are expressly excluded. Thus, no event shall App Radar be liable to the Contractual Partner for any incidental, special, consequential or indirect damages of any kind (including without limitation damages for interruption of business, lost profits, lost data or the like). App Radar shall have no liability whatsoever to the Contractual Partner for the accuracy, timeliness or continued availability of its Tool..

 

Compensation for damages in accordance with the Product Liability Act shall be governed by the statutory statute of limitations. Liability recourse is excluded. Any liability that the software delivered by App Radar meets the requirements of the Contractual Partner, that it functions with other programs of the Contractual Partner or that all software errors can be corrected is excluded in any case.

 

The legal assumption that any fault or defect in goods or services provided by App Radar to the Contractual Partner was present at the point the goods or services were handed over to the Contractual Partner is excluded.

 

Claims for compensation for damages by the Contractual Partner can only be made judicially within six months from knowledge of the damages and the tortfeasor, but at the latest within three years after the beginning of the event establishing the claim. Otherwise the claim is forfeited.

 

If App Radar performs its services or provides its goods with the assistance of third parties and warranty and/or liability claims arise against these third parties in this connection, App Radar shall assign these claims to the Contractual Partner. In this case, the Contractual Partner shall file their claims with those third parties.

 

App Radar assumes no liability for the economic success of any commissioned and / or implemented project. App Radar is exclusively the supplier of the goods / service ordered and does not assume any entrepreneurial risk. The Contractual Partner is solely responsible for profits or losses resulting from the implemented project.

Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright

The copyrights to those works created by App Radar and its employees and commissioned third parties (in particular: offers, cost estimates, reports, analyses, experts’ reports, organization-plans, programs, performance descriptions, drafts, calculations, drawings, data carriers, presentations, etc.) remain with App Radar. They may be used by the Contractual Partner during and after the contract relationship exclusively for the purposes included in the contract. App Radar also retains all intellectual property rights relating to the Tool. The source code, all enhancements, corrections and modifications to the Tool, all copyrights, patents, trade secrets or trademarks or other intellectual property rights protecting or relating to any aspect of the Tool are the sole and exclusive property of App Radar. Reverse engineering, decoding, decompiling, disassembling, or otherwise translating the source code into a human-readable form or allowing anyone else to do so is prohibited.

 

The Contractual Partner is not entitled to copy and/or distribute the work (or works) without express consent from App Radar in writing. App Radar is in no way liable vis-à-vis third parties when the work is copied/distributed without authorization, especially not for the correctness of the work.

 

App Radar can demand the return of all documents listed above and these are in any case to be returned to App Radar immediately and without being asked if the contract does not come into force.

 

Breach of these provisions by the Contractual Partner entitle App Radar to immediately terminate the contractual relationship prematurely and to make other claims, in particular for omission and/or compensation for damages

Consumers

As a rule, App Radar does not enter into contract with consumers. App Radar reserves the right to deny entering into a contract with consumers without giving further reason. 

 

Potential Contractual Partners that are consumers according applicable law need to inform App Radar in writing of their status before entering into a contract . 

 

In case no notification is given to App Radar in writing, App Radar may either immediately void the contract and claim damages incurred by the Contractual Partner by this incident or continue the contractual relationship with the required changes thereto due to the Contractual Partner’s status as consumer

Confidentiality

The Contractual Partner is obliged to keep all and any confidential information of App Radar secret, which comes to its knowledge during the duration of a contractual relationship (in whatever context) and to protect such information with the same care as it protects its own confidential information, but at least with the care of ordinary businesspeople. 

 

Confidential Information shall be deemed to be all information, in whatever form (physical or incorporeal), which is expressly designated as such or is to be understood as such in good faith. 

 

For each and every breach of this confidentiality obligation (with or without default by the contractual partner), the contractual partner is obliged to pay to App Radar a contractual penalty of EUR 10.000,– with immediate effect. Additionally, App Radar may file a claim for injunctive relief.  App Radar may claim any damages caused by a breach of confidentiality that exceed the contractual penalty. 

 

At the end of the contractual relationship, the contractual partner is obliged to return all and any confidential information to App Radar and destroy any copies still in its possession.

 

The obligation of confidentiality also extends without limit beyond the end of this contractual relationship.

 

App Radar is not bound to maintain confidentiality regarding confidential information of the Contractual Partner vis-à-vis necessary assistants, advisors, members of its company group and representatives as long as the obligation of confidentiality is imposed on them in full.

Representations and Warranties

The Contractual Partner represents and warrants to App Radar that: (i) that the Contractual Partner has full power and authority to enter into a contract with App Radar; (ii) that the Contractual Partner is the owner of all of the Contractual Partner’s content or has received all authorizations, releases, rights or licenses necessary for the Contractual Partner’s activities (and which permit App Radar to perform its obligations) without any further releases or consents being required; (iii) that the Contractual Partner will not, now or in the future, infringe on or misappropriate any copyright, trademark, right of privacy or publicity, or any other personal or proprietary right of any third party; (iv) that the Contractual Partner’s content is not defamatory, obscene, unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, offensive, abusive, tortious or illegal; and (v) that the Contractual Partner is eighteen years of age or older.

 

The Contractual Partner, with regard to copyright, guarantees that all text elements, graphics, photos, designs, copyrights or other artworks which are provided are the property of the Contractual Partner or that the Contractual Partner may lawfully use them.

Newsletters and References

App Radar uses double opt-in for newsletter sign-ups. It is possible to opt-out from the App Radar newsletter in every email the Contractual Partner receives.

 

App Radar will contact the Contractual Partner and ask for permission to use the Contractual Partner’s name and/or company name as a reference for marketing or promotional purposes.

Final Provisions

App Radar’s TToS, CToS, the PP, the DSP, and all and any contracts concluded between App Radar and a contractual partner shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Austria under the exclusion of CISG and the laws of international private law. 

 

All and any litigation between App Radar and a contractual partner shall be held before the responsible court for 8010 Graz unless the Contractual Partner is a consumer (then the legal venues for consumers shall apply). App Radar is however also entitled to file any action with any court competent for the Contractual Partner.

 

If individual provisions of App Radar’s TToS, CToS, the PP, the DSP, and all and any contracts concluded between App Radar and a contractual partner should be ineffective, unenforceable or otherwise invalid, the effectiveness, enforceability and validity of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. The ineffective, unenforceable or otherwise invalid provision is to be replaced with an effective, enforceable and valid provision which comes as close as possible to the sense aimed for and the economic purpose.

 

The Contractual Partner is obligated to inform App Radar immediately about changes in its contact address during ongoing contractual relations. If the Contractual Partner omits to provide this information, statements are also considered received if App Radar sent them to the last known address.

 

App Radar is entitled to transmit electronic data such as project reports, general terms and conditions etc. to the Contractual Partner in electronic form and the Contractual Partner expressly agrees to this type of transmission.

 

App Radar’s TToS, CToS, the PP and the DSP, are only authoritative in the English language; translation into other languages constitute merely aids for convenience.

Contact

Questions about App Radar’s TToS, CToS, the PP and the DSP can be addressed to:

 

App Radar Software GmbH

Lastenstraße 13a

8020 Graz

AUSTRIA

[email protected]