1.1 Customer's Responsibility to Complete Hotel Implementation Package. Customer will have access to GlobRes Services and the Property will be accessible for booking only after GlobRes has entered the room, rate and descriptive information identifying each Property into the databases. For each Property listed upon attachment or added to this Agreement at a later time, Customer agrees to deliver a complete and accurate description of rooms, rates and related data in the format specified by GlobRes within thirty (30) days of the Effective Date of this Agreement or the date a Property is added to this Agreement. «Effective Date» refers to the Date of Contract Signature. This data is referred to as the «Hotel Implementation Package» or «HIP». Time is of the essence - GlobRes cannot generate revenues for Customer until this information is loaded in the databases. The Yearly Fee will be charged immediately on signing this agreement and on each yearly renewal date. Monthly transaction fees are payable monthly in arrears. GlobRes reserves the right to commence invoicing of all charges due, if HIP is not received within thirty (30) days of Effective Date.
1.2 GlobRes Loads. As used in this Agreement, «Live» means that a Property is loaded and certified by GlobRes as ready to receive and confirm reservation requests through a Booking Channel. The date upon which reservation request and confirmation capability is certified by GlobRes through any Booking Channel is defined as the «Live Date». After receipt of the initial yearly fees and the Hotel Implementation Package, GlobRes will establish a targeted Live Date for Customer's Booking Channels.
1.3 License of Service. GlobRes grants to Customer for use by Customer's Properties listed upon attachment or added to this Agreement at a later time, a limited, non-exclusive license to access and use GlobRes Services during the Term as provided herein. This license does not grant Customer any right to sublicense GlobRes Services. This license is revocable in the event of the Termination of this Agreement or in the event of a breach of this Agreement by Customer. If not in breach of this Agreement, Customer may assign this license to a person or entity that agrees in writing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. Under this license, Customer will have Internet access to those GlobRes Services it chooses to use for the fees and charges that apply under this Agreement.
1.4 Additional Properties. Customer may add additional Properties by the execution of the standard GlobRes Add Property Addendum or other writing signed by GlobRes and Customer. Fees and other charges will be based on current pricing at the time of adding a Property.
1.5 New or Enhanced Features. GlobRes reserves the right to implement enhancements and to make changes to GlobRes Services. New features or new distribution channels may be offered for additional prices. Customer is not obligated to buy enhancements that increase pricing during the Term.
1.6 Site Preparation. GlobRes Services are accessible by Customer's use of a computer with an Internet browser connected to the Internet. Customer is responsible to ensure that its equipment will achieve effective connectivity. Customer is fully and solely responsible to properly install the link to activate and provide use of the Booking Engine on property's website. Non-installation does not constitute grounds for financial damage claims for loss of revenue or to delay commencement of the contract.
1.7 Terms of service and Customer Responsibilities.
2.1 Payment for Services. Customer agrees to pay all fees, Value Added Tax (VAT) and charges for each Property using GlobRes Services at the prices, and using the method of calculation, set forth overleaf or such other pricing documentation mutually agreed to in writing and signed by both Parties. Customer understands and agrees that the Yearly fee for each separate Property is due at the time of signing this Agreement and is not refundable. GlobRes will begin to accrue and bill for GlobRes Services as agreed overleaf. During the Term of this Agreement, Customer agrees to pay GlobRes all fees in accordance with Agreement including any GDS, IDS or Switch Company price increase. All provisions of Attachment are expressly incorporated into this contract and are an integral part hereof. Customer agrees that all fees shall be paid in EURO by automatic bank debit, credit card debit or similar debit, or other form of payment acceptable to GlobRes. GlobRes shall invoice Customer for the Fees on a monthly basis or quarterly if traffic is sufficiently low to warrant quarterly billing. Customer shall remit the Monthly or Quarterly Fees to GlobRes upon receipt of GlobRes' invoice in EURO to a GlobRes designated bank. Customer is responsible for any bank charges. GlobRes may at its sole discretion apply a late charge in the amount of 1-1/2%per month (or the maximum provided by law, if less) for any amounts due to GlobRes beyond the due date. Once automatic customer bank debit capabilities are available, GlobRes will debit Customer's bank account on or about the 15th of each month for fees due for the preceding month's activity.
2.2 Electronic Invoicing. Customer agrees that the receipt of an E-Mail invoice constitutes full service of an invoice.
2.3 Recovery Costs. Customer agrees to pay all costs including legal, court and collection company fees if GlobRes should have to pursue customer for recovery of unpaid invoices.
3.1 Term. The initial term of this Agreement shall be four (4) years (the «Initial Term») commencing upon the Effective Date.
3.2 Renewal and Fee Increases. This Agreement shall automatically renew for successive another 2 year period («Renewal Term») unless written notice of Termination is given by Customer or by GlobRes ninety (90) days prior to expiration. GlobRes reserves the right to change the terms and pricing of this Agreement at renewal by giving notice in writing six (6) months prior to the end of the Initial or Renewal Term. The «Initial Term» and the «Renewal Term» may also be referred to as the «Term». It is also agreed that pricing may be increased by a minimum of five percent (5%) on each anniversary of the Effective Date that occurs during a Term.
3.3 Exclusivity. Customer agrees to use exclusively GlobRes Services for booking all reservations originating through the GlobRes Distribution System or from Internet sites using GDS inventory for all Customer's Properties using GlobRes Services. Customer agrees that it will not connect to the GDS directly or indirectly, or through an intermediary, third party network or service provider, unless prior written approval from GlobRes has been obtained. Customer also agrees to use exclusively the GlobRes WBE on all of its homepages and makes sure it is prominently placed to attract bookings.
3.4 Third-Party Fees and Fee Increases. The fees and charges for connectivity/interfaces to and usage of any Booking Channel/source of reservations, for any database usage, and for any Switch Provider usage may be increased or passed on at any time those fees and charges to GlobRes are incurred, increased or newly imposed. «Switch Provider» means any entity providing GlobRes with a connecting interface to any Booking Channel or any source of reservations.
3.5 Termination. This Agreement may be terminated in the event of a breach not cured by the breaching Party within thirty (30) days following the delivery of written notice of the breach. In the event Customer does not pay any amounts due to GlobRes within thirty (30) days of invoice date, GlobRes shall have the right to revoke the license granted to Customer and terminate all access by Customer to GlobRes Services. GlobRes reserves the right to terminate the contract or adjust the pricing of the contract at any time during the Term if the total invoices to Customer do not exceed 1.800 EURO on a yearly basis. In the event Customer does not pay the yearly/monthly fees or does not begin to use the reservation request and confirmation messaging functionality of GlobRes Services within ninety (90) days of the Effective Date, GlobRes shall have the immediate right to terminate this Agreement or to implement increased pricing for any or all of GlobRes Services. Upon expiration or Termination of this Agreement, Customer shall cease to utilize GlobRes Services and all amounts owed will immediately become due and payable. In case Customer does not pay within the agreed period, GlobRes reserves the right to disconnect the services, however, all services will continue to be charged as if continuously delivered according to full duration of the contract. Should the debt need to be referred to a third party, then all future invoices through the remainder of the contract term will become part of the liable dues. GlobRes charges a re-connection fee of €500 per occurrence. If Customer terminates this contract early, Customer will be liable for a charge of €50 per day from the time of termination trough the scheduled term of the contract, due and payable at the time of early termination.
4.1 Publicity. Customer may use GlobRes trade names, name and logo when identifying or advertising that Customer uses GlobRes Services in print or online advertising, press releases or publicity. GlobRes may use Customer's name, logo and property descriptions including number of rooms and Properties by name in print or online advertising, press releases or publicity. Each Party will indicate that the GlobRes and Customer trade names are trademarked and owned exclusively by GlobRes or Customer, and that they signify the services of the Party owning the trade name. These rights cease on Termination of this Agreement.
4.2 Proprietary Rights. GlobRes Services, Web site content, software, documentation and copy are subject to trademark, copyright and patent protection, and other proprietary rights. Customer acknowledges that it acquires no rights or licenses with regard to GlobRes Services, Web site content, software and copy except as granted under this Agreement.
4.3 Use of GlobRes Services. Customer will not allow GlobRes Services to be used by any Property or facility not included in this Agreement and Customer will not alter any software code or messaging facility to avoid payment or for use other than as provided in this Agreement. Customer will not reproduce or decompile the software code, documentation or any other proprietary technology owned or licensed by GlobRes.
4.4 Taxes. All pricing and fees under this Agreement are exclusive of taxes. Customer will pay (or reimburse for) any Value Added Tax («VAT»), sales or use tax, Goods and Services Tax («GST»), federal, state, county, local or other governmental taxes, fees or duties now or hereafter imposed on the licensing, export, use or possession of an interface or use of GlobRes services. All payments are made without deduction or withholding. If Customer is prevented by law from paying these taxes or is required to withhold from the amounts due to GlobRes, then the amounts due shall be increased to the amount necessary to yield the full amount GlobRes should have received had such payments been made without such deduction or withholding. Nothing contained herein shall make Customer liable for any tax on net income of GlobRes.
4.5. Limitation of liability. In no event will GlobRes be liable for special, indirect or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with customer's use of any of GlobRes services. In no event will GlobRes' liability for any reason exceed the amount paid to GlobRes under this agreement during the twelve-month period prior to the date the claim arose. Customer may bring no claim under this agreement more than two (2) years after customer became aware of or reasonably should have become aware of such claim.
4.6 Mutual and Specific Indemnities. Each Party agrees to defend, at its expense, and indemnify and hold the other harmless from and against any third party claim arising from a breach by the other Party of any term or condition of this Agreement.
4.7 Disclaimer of warranties. Global Reservation Agent and Globres.com services and the software are provided «as is». GlobRes makes no other warranties, expressed or implied, including any implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, or fitness for a particular purpose. The parties agree and acknowledge that this provision is material to the agreement and its inclusion is a significant consideration in GlobRes's willingness to enter into this agreement.
4.8 Troubleshooting. GlobRes will be responsible for troubleshooting problems in GlobRes Services. GlobRes will use its best efforts, consistent with commercial reasonableness, to remedy any major malfunctions or defects in GlobRes Services.
4.9 Confidentiality. Customer agrees to hold all the terms, fees, prices, transactional and billing details, and contents of this Agreement in strict confidence. Customer may disclose the terms of the Agreement to its responsible employees, advisors and consultants with a bona fide need to know who agree to maintain confidentiality.
4.10 Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Venue. The laws of the Canton of Lucerne in Switzerland shall govern this Agreement. Any and all disputes arising between the Parties under this Agreement will be resolved and finally settled in accordance with the Rules of Arbitration in Lucerne Switzerland. The arbitral tribunal shall be composed of three international arbitrators, unless the Parties otherwise agree. The place of the arbitration shall be Lucerne Switzerland. The arbitral proceeding shall be conducted in the English language. GlobRes reserves the right to pursue its legal rights in the country of its choice based on the location of Customer's governing entity.
4.11 Binding Obligation and Assignment. This Agreement shall be binding upon the successors, transferees and assignees of GlobRes and Customer.
4.12 Severability. In the event that any provision of this Agreement is found invalid or unenforceable pursuant to a judicial decision, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain valid and enforceable.
4.13 Survival. All provisions of this Agreement relating to payment, confidentiality, nondisclosure, and proprietary rights shall survive the Termination of this Agreement.
4.14 Notice. Any notice under to this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed given (i) if by hand delivery, upon receipt thereof (ii) if mailed, three days after deposit in the national mail, postage prepaid, certified mail return receipt re-quested, or (iii) by overnight delivery service, upon receipt. Notices to GlobRes shall be sent to the above address; notices to Customer shall be sent to the address overleaf.
4.15 Entire Agreement. This Agreement, including the Introduction, is the complete agreement of the Parties, and supersedes all prior agreements, contracts, proposals and understandings, oral or written. This Agreement may not be modified or altered except by written instrument executed by both Parties.
4.16 Force Majeure. Neither Party shall be liable to the other for any delay or failure to perform due to causes beyond its control including, without limitation, fire, flood, wind, lightning, strike, work stoppage, war, insurrection or terrorist acts, failure of any local, state, national or international telecommunications carrier, GDS, computer hosting facility or Switch Provider to provide reservation messaging or connectivity, or act of God or public enemy.
Eden Hotel WolffThe GlobRes booking system absolutely satisfies our requirements.
Hotel EstheréaWe found it very pleasant to cooperate with Globres, especially the support of their helpdesk
Leonardi HotelsThank you for your continued attention and professionalism shown to us in recent years.