This Agreement made as of _______________ ("Effective Date") is entered into between the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) acting as a Host for the World Wide Web Consortium (hereafter "W3C Host") and ____________________________ (the "W3C Sponsor") to support the following activities (the "W3C sponsored activities"):
The World Wide Web Consortium TECHNICAL PLENARY WEEK (TP 2005), to be held from 28 February 2005 to 4 March 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
WHEREAS, the W3C Sponsor desires to be associated with the W3C activities described above; and
WHEREAS, W3C agrees to associate the W3C Sponsor at the level and under the terms described below;
NOW THEREFORE, W3C Host and the W3C Sponsor hereby agree as follows:
The purpose of this agreement is to describe the nature and scope of the sponsorship activities and the level of participation provided by the W3C sponsor to the organization of the W3C Technical Plenary Week.
The agreement shall commence upon the Effective Date and shall extend until the end of the W3C sponsored activities and receipt by W3C Host of the promised funds.
Notwithstanding phrase one, the part of this agreement containing a license to W3C to use trademarks and logos of the W3C Sponsor on pages related to the event is sustained as long as those pages are kept on W3C's Web site.
W3C may terminate this agreement and the resulting benefits if the payment is not received within the timeframe given in Article 3.
The W3C sponsor agrees to pay to the W3C Host the amount of _____________ US $/Eur (strike out the unused currency) for the ______________ sponsorship level. The minima in US $/Euros in Article 4 apply, respectively. Payments by the W3C Sponsor to the W3C Host are due at latest one week before the sponsored event, so at latest on 23 February 2004.
For the W3C sponsored activities considered, there are three levels of sponsorship available.
Minimum amount: US $15,000 or Euro 11 200
Minimum amount: US $8,000 or Euro 6 000
Minimum amount: US $1,000 or Euro 750
Payments can be shipped in US Dollars or Euros, by wire or check. This agreement serves in lieu of an invoice. A receipt from the W3C Host will be made available on demand.
Two copies of the agreement should be filled out, signed and sent either by fax (+33 4 92 38 78 22) or to the address below. W3C Host should return a signed copy to the W3C Sponsor.
Wired payments shall be made to the following account:
Reference Payment: W3C-TP2005 Bank Name: Societe Generale - Sophia Antipolis Address: Place Bermond 06560 Valbonne France Phone: + 33 4 92 96 54 40 Bank code: 30003 Agency code: 00508 Account number: 00020509802/14 Swift Code: SOGE FR PP IBAN Code: FR76 30003 00508 00020509802 14
Checks in Euros or US Dollars shall be sent to the following address:
GEIE ERCIM Caroline Baron Accounts Department World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) 2004 Route des Lucioles, BP 93 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
Please contact Caroline Baron (email@example.com), Marie-Claire Forgue (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steve Bratt (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Neither party shall be liable for the acts of the other in carrying out this Agreement and, specifically, but not by way of limitation, neither party shall be responsible for the legal, financial or any other obligation entered into by the other in performing this Agreement.
The W3C Sponsor shall not use the name of the W3C Host or name and brands of the W3C in any form of publicity or advertising beyond the scope of the agreement. All further use of name and brands of W3C require prior approval. The W3C and the W3C Host will provide the W3C Sponsor with appropriate direction as to the content of materials for the purpose of describing the sponsorship.
The W3C Sponsor hereby grants W3C world-wide royalty-free permission to use logos and brands of the W3C Sponsor as described in Article 4. Furthermore, the use of the logos, brands and trademarks as described in Article 4. is granted to W3C in order to fulfill obligations resulting from this agreement. The respective licenses are bound to the lifetime of the materials related to the event, printed or electronic. Article 2 applies.
Neither party shall be responsible to the other for failure to perform any of the obligations imposed by this Agreement, provided such failure shall be occasioned by fire, flood, explosion, lightning, windstorm, earthquake, subsidence of soil, failure or destruction, in whole or in part, of machinery or equipment or failure of supply of materials, discontinuity in the supply of power, governmental interference, civil commotion, riot, war, strikes, labor disturbance, transportation difficulties, labor shortage or any cause beyond the reasonable control of the party.
This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and the successors to substantially the entire business and assets of the respective parties hereto. This Agreement shall not be assignable by either party without the prior written consent of the other party. Any attempted assignment is void.
The validity and interpretation of this Agreement and the legal relationship of the parties to it shall be governed by French Law. The place of trial is Nice (France). In case of dispute, mediation is preferred by both parties. As mediator, they choose the Advisory Board of the W3C.
Except as otherwise specified hereinabove, this Agreement, together with the Member Agreement (in case the Sponsor is also a Member of W3C) embodies the entire understanding between the W3C Host and the W3C Sponsor with respect to the W3C sponsored activities and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous representations, either oral or written entered into by the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No amendments or changes to this Agreement shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by authorized representatives of the parties.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be signed by their duly authorized representatives, effective as of the day and year first written above.
European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) (W3C Host)
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