The prison phone industry, which provides telecom services for prisons, jails and other detention facilities, has a long and sordid history of exploiting prisoners and their families by charging exorbitant phone rates and fees. [See: PLN, Dec. 2013, p.1; April 2011, p.1]. Over the past decade the industry ...
2007 Island County, WA Securus Contract I
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SECURUS' "'aster Services Agreement Island County Sheriff (WA) This Master Services Agreement (this "Agreement") is by and between Island County Sheriff, Coupeville, Washington ("Customer") and Evercom Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a SECURUS Technologies, Inc. company, ("we," "us," or "Provider"). This Agreement shall be effective as of the date signed by Customer provided the agreement is received by Evercom within ten (10) days thereof (the "Effective Date"). 1. Applications. This Agreement specifies the general terms and conditions under which we will perform certain inmaterelated services and applications (the "Application(s)") for you. Additional terms and conditions with respect to the Applications will be specified in the schedules entered into by the parties and attached hereto (the "Schedules"). The Schedules are incorporated into this Agreement and are subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In the event of any conflict between this Agreement and a Schedule, the terms of the Schedule shall govern. In the event of any conflict between any two Schedules for a particular Application, the latest in time shall govern. 2. Use of Applications. You grant us the exclusive right and license to install, maintain, and derive revenue from the Applications through our inmate systems (including, without limitation, the related hardware and software) (the "System") located in and around the inmate confinement facilities identified on the Schedules (the "Facilities"). You are responsible for the manner in which you use the Applications. Unless expressly permitted by a Schedule or separate written agreement with us, you will not resell the Applications or provide access to the Applications (other than as expressly provided in a particular Schedule), directly or indirectly, to third parties. 3. Compensation. Compensation for each Application, if any, and the applicable payment addresses are as stated in the Schedules. 4. Term. The initial term of this Agreement (the "Initial Term") shall begin on the Effective Date and shall end on the date that is five (5) years thereafter. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall continue to apply to each Schedule for so long as we continue to provide the Application to you after the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement. 5. Service Level Agreement and Limited Remedy. We are committed to providing you with reliable, high quality Applications, and we offer certain assurances about the quality of our Applications (the "Service Level Agreement"). The Service Level Agreement for each Application is as set forth in the applicable Schedule. THE SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT IS THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR FAILURE OR DEFECT OF AN APPLICATION. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. 6. Software License. We grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license (without the right to sublicense) to access and use certain proprietary computer software products and materials in connection with the Applications (the "Software"). The Software includes any upgrades, modifications, updates, and additions to existing features that we implement in our discretion (the "Updates"). Updates do not include additional features and significant enhancements to existing features. Your rights to use any third-party software product that we provide shall be limited by the terms of the underlying license that we obtained for such product. The Software is to be used solely for your internal business purposes in connection with the Applications at the Facilities. You will not (i) permit any parent, subsidiary, affiliated entity, or third party to use the Software, (ii) assign, sublicense, lease, encumber, or otherwise transfer or attempt to transfer the Software or any portion thereof, (iii) process or permit to be processed any data of any other party with the Software, (iv) alter, maintain, enhance, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise modify the Software or allow any third party to do so, (v) connect the Software to any products that we did not furnish or approve in writing, or (vi) ship, transfer, or export the Software into any country, or use the Software in any manner prohibited by the export laws of the United States. We are not liable with regard to any Software that you use in a prohibited manner. 7. Ownership and Use. The System, the Applications, and related records, data, and information shall at all times remain our sole and exclusive property unless prohibited by law, in which event, we shall have the unlimited right to use such records, data, and information for investigative and law enforcement purposes. However, during the term of this Agreement and for a reasonable period of time thereafter, we will provide you with reasonable access to the records. We (or our licensors, if any) have and will retain all right, title, interest, and ownership in and to (i) the Software and any copies, custom versions, modifications, or updates of the Software, (ii) all related documentation, and (iii) any trade secrets, know-how, methodologies, and processes related to our Applications, the System, and our other products and services (the "Materials"). The Materials constitute proprietary information and trade secrets of Provider and its licensors, whether or not any portion thereof is or may be the subject of a valid copyright or patent. 8. Legalitv/Limited License Agreement. For services related to Applications which may allow you to monitor and record inmate or other administrative telephone calls, or transmit or receive inmate electronic messages ("e-mail"); by providing the Application, we make no representation or warranty as to the legality of recording or monitoring inmate or administrative telephone calls or transmitting or receiving inmate e-mail messages. Further, you retain custody and ownership of all recordings, and inmate e-mail messages; however you grant us a perpetual limited license to compile, store, and access recordings or inmate calls and access inmate e-mail messages for purposes of (i) complying with the requests of officials at the Facility, (ii) disclosing information to requesting law enforcement and correctional officials as they may require for investigative, penological or public safety purposes, (iii) performing billing and collection functions, or (iii) maintaining Master Services Agreement - Page 1 of 3 © SECURUS Technologies, Inc. - Proprietary & Confidential - Form 4.7.05