Terms of Service for SDK

This Terms of Service Agreement (the “SDK Service Agreement”), is an agreement between you (“You” or the “User”), and 42matters AG, a company registered in Switzerland under the company number CHE-224.961.109 and having its registered office at Rötelstrasse 84, 8057 Zürich, Switzerland ("42matters", "We", or "Us"). As part of our commercial services we offer a SDK (the “Service”). In order to use this Service, You must use our Software Development Kit (“SDK”) to integrate our software application (the “Software”) into Your own mobile application(s) (“App(s)”), subject to the conditions set out herein. In case of any discrepancies between the terms and conditions for the use of the Service set out herein with the Terms of Service You have accepted already when creating an Account on Our Website (www.42matters.com), the terms and conditions for the use of the Service set out below shall prevail.

Last update: May 16, 2018

1) Service and Your Use of Our Services

1.1) Following Your registration to the Service as per Section 1.2, You may (i) use the latest version of our SDK for the sole purpose of integrating our Software into Your App or into Your own SDK to provide it to publishers of third-party Apps, and (ii) to distribute the integrated Software together with Your App or SDK. You understand that We may require You to use/update the then-current version of our SDK in order to use the Service.

1.2) To use our Service, You must complete the registration process for the Service on our Website and obtain a user identification reference (“Access Token”). You may then download the SDK via our Website or other third party platforms we use to distribute our SDK.

1.3) To use our Service to monetize your App(s), You must obtain Our explicit approval, for example via a separate agreement. To request Our approval You may contact us by way of e-mail to the following address: info@42matters.com or using our web form.

1.4) Unless explicitly agreed or permitted in Section 1.1. or permitted by mandatory applicable law, You shall not, and You agree not to: modify, decompile, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to discover any programming code or any source code used in or with our SDK, rent, lease, loan, sell or publicly display our SDK, or offer services similar to our Services by using our Service, or enable third parties to access and use our Services.

1.5) You are aware that end users have to opt-in to the use of our Services, and you are aware that this or other measures required by local laws have to be implemented in or provided with Your App which will prevent us from collecting User Information.

1.6) You are aware that our SDK collects end users information as described in Section 6 ("Information Submitted to Us via (third-party) Mobile Applications Integrating our SDK") of our Privacy Policy. In particular, You are also aware that we might use and share end users information for commercial purposes as described in Paragraph 6.3 and Paragraph 6.4 of our Privacy Policy.

1.7) We may modify, replace, or discontinue the Services, partially or entirely, at any time and in our sole discretion. All of these changes shall be effective upon their posting on Our Website or by direct communication to you unless otherwise noted.

2) Term and Termination

2.1) This agreement is valid until either (i) you integrate Our Services in your App(s), (ii) You decided to disable the use of Our Services via Our Website, or (iii) We decided to disable the use of Our Services withing Your App(s).

2.2) The right of either party to terminate for cause remains unaffected. Such right shall apply, in particular:

(i) For You if 42matters fails to meet the availability set out in Section 3 below, or if a material defect of the Service impair the agreed use of the Service and such defect is not remedied within five (5) business days, or if 42matters discontinues or materially modifies the Services to the disadvantage of the User;

(ii) For 42matters if You are in breach of one or more of its obligations.

3) Availability

3.1) 42matters will use reasonable efforts to make the Services available for at least 99% in the average of a calendar quarter. This means that the Services shall be available during 99% of a calendar quarter (including day- and night time, Sundays and bank holidays). Temporary downtimes for maintenance reasons, downtimes due to force majeure or reasons beyond 42matter’s control, in particular downtimes due to power failure, shall not be taken into consideration when calculating non-availability.

3.2) 42matters will inform Users about the kind, extent and duration of the discontinuation or restriction of the Service as well as about any scheduled downtime via the Website. The notification requirement regarding the beginning of the discontinuation does not arise if the advance notification (i) is objectively not possible under the circumstances involved or (ii) would delay the removal of interruptions already occurred. In case of a discontinuation or restriction of Service, 42matters will use all commercially reasonable efforts to resume or restore the Service as soon as possible.

4) Data Protection, Opt-In

4.1) You are aware that 42matters does not warrant that the use of the Service is compliant to the requirements of local privacy laws of Your jurisdictions or jurisdictions You choose to distribute the Software and collection of End User Information in, and you agree to comply with any such requirements by implementing the necessary measures in your App. As a minimum, You agree:

(i) to implement an opt-in option before the collection of End User Information via our Service, for instance by integrating the possibility of an opt-in for the data collection in the starting screen of your App and by providing an opt-out link in the Settings of your App, and

(ii) to have, and abide to, an appropriate privacy policy, providing at least (a) notice that You and 42matters collect, use, share and store data about end users of your Apps through the Service, (b) a reference and link to our Privacy Policy, (c) a description of the opt-in process, and (d) opt-out option in such a manner that an end user can easily find it, and

(iii) to obtain all end user consents, clearance and authorizations required by applicable law to use the Service.

4.2) Our SDK supports an opt-in process before collecting the relevant User Information from the end user’s mobile device. 42matters does not warrant that the provision of an opt-in option as supported by the SDK is sufficient to comply with the requirements of Your local laws, and you shall safeguard that all measures are taken by You that the User Information collected via Your App in the jurisdictions where You distribute your App in has been collected and can be processed by 42matters for the purposes of providing the Services to You in full compliance with such laws.

4.3) You will not (and will not allow any third party to) (i) track or collect personally identifiable information of end users or (ii) associate any User Information with any personally identifying information from any source as part of your use (or such third parties' use) of the Service.

4.4) You agree that We have the right to use, distribute and publish for our business purposes the End User Information collected by Us in connection with Your use of the Service.

5) No Warranty, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification


5.2) In case the Service (including the SDK and Software) shows a material defect, 42matters will use reasonable efforts to remedy such defect within a reasonable term following the receipt of your written notice. In case 42matters fails to rectify the defect within the said term, Your sole right and remedy is to terminate this Agreement as per the above.

5.3) Any liability of 42matters for damages of User, irrespective if based on contract, tort or otherwise, require default, i.e. willful misconduct or gross negligence. Any exceeding liability, i.e. any liability resulting from slight negligence of not requiring any default on 42matter’s side shall be excluded, except for cases where 42matters is in breach of an express guarantee (i.e. made by 42matters using the term “guarantee”), cases of strict product liability or other cases where such liability is mandatory at law.

5.4) 42matter’s overall liability shall be, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, limited for all damages occurring during a contract term to the amount paid by User for the said term.

5.5) You warrant that You have obtained any and all consents, authorizations and clearances from end users to allow Us to collect, store, and use User Information as per the terms of this Agreement. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless 42matters, its subsidiaries, affiliates, or any of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, penalties, settlements, judgments, fees and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and other litigation expenses) arising from (i) Your violation of the terms of this Agreement; (ii) any violation of a third party’s intellectual property rights resulting from the integration or use of the SDK together with your App or SDK; and (iii) any violation or failure by You to comply with all laws and regulations in connection with Your use of the Service, whether or not described herein.

6) Confidentiality, Use of Your Company Name, Logos and Trade Marks as Customer Reference

6.1) You agree that You shall keep all other data disclosed or made accessible (no matter in which form though the Services) and any access or login data, software, technical know-how, functionalities of the Service or other confidential information (hereinafter: “Information”) confidential and only use such Information for the intended purpose.

6.2) The provisions set forth in Section 6.1 above shall not apply in case and to the extent that such Information (i) is or becomes available without restriction to the general public by acts not attributable to Users, (ii) was rightfully in User’s possession without limitation on disclosure before disclosure hereunder to the User, (iii) is rightfully disclosed to user by a third party without restrictions on disclosure, (iv) was verifiably independently developed by User, (v) has to be made accessible to public authorities by law or (vi) is allowed to be made accessible by Us.

6.3) You agree that we may use your company name, logos and trade marks in our marketing materials and on Our Website for the sole purpose of referring to You as Our customer.

7) Applicable Law, Jurisdiction

The formation, interpretation and performance of this Agreement and any disputes arising out of it shall be governed by the substantive and procedural laws of the canton of Zürich, Switzerland and, to the extent applicable, the laws of Switzerland, without regard to its rules on conflicts of law. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for action related to this Agreement shall be the courts located in Zürich, Switzerland, and you hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. Notwithstanding the forgoing, 42matters may also assert claims at the court at the seat of User. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to this Agreement.

8) Changes to This Agreement

We may edit this agreement from time to time. Please check this agreement regularly for any changes. We will post all changes here, and if we make any substantial changes we may also notify you by email.

9) Miscellaneous

9.1) If any portion of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect.

9.2) If 42matters fails to enforce any of this Agreement, it will not be considered a waiver.

9.3) Any amendment to or waiver of this Agreement must be made in writing and signed by Us.

9.4) All of our rights and obligations under this Agreement are freely assignable by 42matters in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.