Términos y Condiciones

Última actualización: 1 de junio de 2020

IFINCA TERMS & CONDITIONS

(Last update February 5, 2021)


SECCIONES:

I. CONDICIONES GENERALES Y CONDICIONES

II. IMPORTADOR - CONDICIONES Y CONDICIONES

III. EXPORTER - TERMS & CONDITIONS



SECTION I - GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

iFinca LLC ("Empresa", "nosotros","nuestro", y"nosotros")opera el sitio web ubicado en www.ifinca.co y otros sitios web relacionados y aplicaciones móviles con enlaces a estos Términos de uso (colectivamente, el "Sitio"). Ciertas características del Sitio pueden estar sujetas a directrices, términos o reglas adicionales, que se publicarán o pondrán a disposición en el Sitio en relación con dichas características. Todos estos términos, directrices y reglas adicionales se incorporan por referencia a estos Términos.

ESTOS TÉRMINOS DE USO (ESTOS "TÉRMINOS") ESTABLECEN LOS TÉRMINOS Y CONDICIONES LEGALMENTE VINCULANTES QUE RIGEN EL USO DEL SITIO. AL ACCEDER O UTILIZAR EL SITIO, USTED ACEPTA ESTOS TÉRMINOS (EN NOMBRE PROPIO O DE LA ENTIDAD A LA QUE REPRESENTA), Y DECLARA Y GARANTIZA QUE TIENE EL DERECHO, LA AUTORIDAD Y LA CAPACIDAD DE ACEPTAR ESTOS TÉRMINOS (EN NOMBRE PROPIO O DE LA ENTIDAD A LA QUE REPRESENTA). NO PODRÁ ACCEDER O UTILIZAR EL SITIO NI ACEPTAR LOS TÉRMINOS SI NO TIENE AL MENOS 18 AÑOS. SI NO ESTÁ DE ACUERDO CON TODAS LAS DISPOSICIONES DE ESTOS TÉRMINOS, NO ACCEDA Y/O UTILICE EL SITIO.

ESTOS TÉRMINOS REQUIEREN EL USO DEL ARBITRAJE (SECCIÓN 10.2) DE FORMA INDIVIDUAL PARA RESOLVER DISPUTAS, EN LUGAR DE JUICIOS CON JURADO O ACCIONES COLECTIVAS, Y TAMBIÉN LIMITAN LOS RECURSOS DISPONIBLES PARA USTED EN CASO DE DISPUTA.

1. CUENTAS

1.1 Creación de cuentas. Para utilizar ciertas características del Sitio, debe registrarse para obtener una cuenta("Cuenta")y proporcionar cierta información sobre usted según se le solicite en el formulario de registro de la cuenta. Usted declara y garantiza que: (a) toda la información de registro requerida que envíe es veraz y precisa; (b) mantendrá la exactitud de dicha información. Puede eliminar su Cuenta en cualquier momento, por cualquier motivo, siguiendo las instrucciones del Sitio. La Compañía puede suspender o cancelar su Cuenta de acuerdo con la Sección 8.

1.2 Responsabilidades de la Cuenta. Usted es responsable de mantener la confidencialidad de la información de inicio de sesión de su Cuenta y es totalmente responsable de todas las actividades que ocurran bajo su Cuenta. Usted acepta notificar inmediatamente a la Empresa de cualquier uso no autorizado, o sospecha de uso no autorizado de su Cuenta o cualquier otra violación de la seguridad. La Compañía no puede y no será responsable de ninguna pérdida o daño que surja de su incumplimiento de los requisitos anteriores.

2. ACCESO AL SITIO Y AL CÓDIGO QR

2.1 Licencia.

(a) Sujeto a estos Términos: (i) si usted es un consumidor individual, la Compañía le otorga una licencia intransferible, no exclusiva, revocable y limitada para usar y acceder al Sitio únicamente para su propio uso personal y no comercial; y (ii) si usted es un [proveedor potencial o actual, distribuidor, o cliente de la Empresa o actuando en nombre o como representante de cualquiera de los anteriores (un"UsuarioComercial")], la Empresa le otorga una licencia intransferible, no exclusiva, revocable y limitada para usar y acceder al Sitio únicamente para fines comerciales legítimos relacionados con su función como proveedor, distribuidor o cliente de la Empresa potencial o actual, o según lo permita cualquier acuerdo separado que pueda haber celebrado con la Empresa (cada uno, un" Propósito Comercial"). Cualquier término de pago relacionado con dicho Propósito comercial se abordará en un acuerdo separado entre el Usuario Comercial y la Empresa aplicables.

(b) Sujeto a estos Términos, si usted es un Usuario Comercial, la Empresa puede poner a disposición uno o más códigos QR (cada uno, un"Código")que proporcionen acceso a ciertas partes del Sitio para su uso únicamente en relación con productos verificados por la Empresa y la Empresa le otorga una licencia no transferible, no exclusiva, revocable y limitada para usar dicho Código únicamente en relación con la venta comercial de café verificado por la Compañía y productos relacionados (los"Productos"). Deberá cumplir con todas las especificaciones, normas e instrucciones relacionadas con el Código.

La Empresa puede, a su entera discreción, suspender o terminar su acceso al Código con o sin previo aviso y por cualquier motivo, incluyendo, sin limitación, el incumplimiento o la terminación de estos Términos.

(c) En la medida en que la Empresa haya puesto a disposición un Código para su uso como se establece anteriormente, Por la presente, la Empresa le otorga una licencia limitada no exclusiva, libre de regalías, no asignable e intransferible para utilizar ciertas marcas comerciales, marcas de servicio, logotipos y derechos de autor de la Empresa (colectivamente,"Marcas"),en relación con el Código en la forma exacta (por ejemplo, color, estilo, proporciones de tamaño) proporcionadas por la Empresa, y solo para los fines expresos descritos en la Sección 2.1(b). Usted no hará ningún otro uso de las Marcas de la Compañía sin el permiso previo por escrito de la Empresa en cada caso. Las denominaciones de propiedad (por ejemplo, ®, ©, ™ o SM) suministradas por la Empresa se utilizarán de acuerdo con las instrucciones de la Empresa. Su uso de las Marcas según lo contemplado en el presente documento estará sujeto a la aprobación previa de la Empresa en cada caso. Usted permitirá y obtendrá permiso para que la Empresa inspeccione en todo momento razonable cualquier instalación utilizada para la fabricación, almacenamiento o distribución de los Productos para garantizar el cumplimiento de los estándares de calidad de la Empresa o cualquier otra especificación o requisito establecido en estos Términos o que la Empresa proporcione de otro modo en relación con el Código o las Marcas. Usted reconoce que (a) la Compañía es el propietario de las Marcas en todo el mundo y toda la buena voluntad relacionada con las mismos, y (b) todo uso de las Marcas en virtud del presente documento y cualquier fondo de comercio resultante de dicho uso redundará únicamente en beneficio de la Compañía. Si adquiere algún derecho sobre las Marcas, por ley o de otro modo, por la presente cede irrevocablemente dichos derechos a la Empresa sin ninguna acción adicional por parte de ninguna de las partes. Usted deberá cumplir en todo momento con, y se asegurará de que cada Producto cumpla con todas las leyes aplicables.

2.2 Ciertas restricciones. Los derechos que se le otorgan en estos Términos están sujetos a las siguientes restricciones: (a) no deberá licenciar, vender, alquilar, arrendar, transferir, asignar, distribuir o alojar el Sitio o el Código, ya sea en su totalidad o en parte, excepto según lo permitido en la Sección 2.1(b); (b) no explotará comercialmente el Sitio, ya sea en su totalidad o en parte, siempre que un Usuario Comercial pueda utilizar el Sitio para un Propósito Comercial; (c) no deberá modificar, realizar trabajos derivados, desmontar, compilar o realizar ingeniería inversa de ninguna parte del Sitio o del Código; (d) no podrá acceder, copiar o utilizar el Sitio para construir un sitio web, producto o servicio similar o competitivo o con el fin de supervisar su disponibilidad, rendimiento o funcionalidad con fines competitivos; (e) salvo que se indique expresamente en el presente documento, ninguna parte del Sitio o Código podrá ser copiada, reproducida, distribuida, republicada, descargada, mostrada, publicada o transmitida en cualquier forma o por cualquier medio; (f) no se hará pasar por ninguna persona o entidad, ni tergiversará su afiliación con una persona o entidad; (g) no utilizará el Sitio o el Código para violar ninguna ley local, estatal, nacional o internacional; y (h) no utilizará de otro modo el Sitio o el Código de ninguna manera que exceda el alcance de uso otorgado por estos Términos. A menos que se indique lo contrario, cualquier versión futura, actualización u otra adición a la funcionalidad del Sitio y/o Código estará sujeta a estos Términos. Todos los avisos de derechos de autor y otros avisos de propiedad en el Sitio (o en cualquier contenido que se muestre en el Sitio) y/o Código deben conservarse en todas las copias del mismo.

2.3 Modificación. La Empresa se reserva el derecho, en cualquier momento, de modificar, suspender o interrumpir el Sitio (en su totalidad o en parte) con o sin previo aviso. Usted acepta que la Empresa no será responsable ante usted ni ante ningún tercero por cualquier modificación, suspensión o interrupción del Sitio o de cualquier parte del mismo.

2.4 Sin soporte ni mantenimiento. Usted reconoce y acepta que la Empresa no tendrá ninguna obligación de proporcionarle ningún apoyo o mantenimiento en relación con el Sitio.

2.5 Propiedad. Excluyendo cualquier Contenido de Usuario que usted pueda proporcionar (definido a continuación), usted reconoce que todos los derechos de propiedad intelectual, incluidos los derechos de autor, patentes, marcas comerciales y secretos comerciales, en el Sitio y su contenido y en el Código y las Marcas son propiedad de la Empresa o de los proveedores de la Empresa. Ni estos Términos (ni su acceso al Sitio) transfieren a usted o a terceros ningún derecho, título o interés en o a dichos derechos de propiedad intelectual, excepto los derechos de acceso limitado expresamente establecidos en la Sección 2.1. La Empresa y sus proveedores se reservan todos los derechos no otorgados en estos Términos. No hay licencias implícitas otorgadas bajo estos Términos.

3. CONTENIDO DEL USUARIO

3.1 Contenido del usuario. " Contenido de usuario" se refiere a toda la información y contenido que un usuario envía o utiliza con el Sitio (por ejemplo, contenido en el perfil del usuario o publicaciones). Usted es el único responsable de su Contenido de usuario. Usted asume todos los riesgos asociados con el uso de su Contenido de usuario, incluida cualquier confianza en su exactitud, integridad o utilidad por parte de otros, o cualquier divulgación de su Contenido de usuario que lo identifique personalmente a usted o a terceros. Por la presente, usted declara y garantiza que su Contenido de Usuario no infringe nuestra Política de Uso Aceptable (definida en la Sección

3.3). Usted no puede representar o dar a entender a otros que su Contenido de Usuario es de ninguna manera proporcionado, patrocinado o respaldado por la Empresa. Debido a que usted es el único responsable de su Contenido de usuario, puede exponerse a responsabilidad si, por ejemplo, su Contenido de usuario infringe la Política de uso aceptable. La Empresa no está obligada a realizar una copia de seguridad de ningún Contenido de Usuario, y su Contenido de Usuario puede ser eliminado en cualquier momento sin previo aviso. Usted es el único responsable de crear y mantener sus propias copias de seguridad de su Contenido de usuario si lo desea.

3.2 Licencia. Por la presente, usted otorga (y declara y garantiza que tiene derecho a otorgar) a la Empresa una licencia mundial irrevocable, no exclusiva, libre de regalías y totalmente pagada para reproducir, distribuir, exhibir públicamente, preparar obras derivadas de, incorporar a otras obras y utilizar y explotar de otro modo su Contenido de usuario, y para otorgar sublicencias de los derechos anteriores, únicamente con el fin de incluir su Contenido de usuario en el Sitio. Por la presente, usted renuncia irrevocablemente (y acepta hacer que se renuncie) a cualquier reclamación y afirmación de derechos morales o atribución con respecto a su Contenido de usuario.

3.3 Política de uso aceptable. Los siguientes términos constituyen nuestra"Política de Uso Aceptable":

(a) Usted acepta no utilizar el Sitio para recopilar, cargar, transmitir, mostrar o distribuir cualquier Contenido de Usuario (i) que viole cualquier derecho de terceros, incluyendo cualquier derecho de autor, marca comercial, patente, secreto comercial, derecho moral, derecho de privacidad, derecho de publicidad o cualquier otro derecho de propiedad intelectual o propiedad; (ii) que sea ilegal, acosador, abusivo, tortuoso, amenazante, dañino, invasivo de la privacidad de otra persona, vulgar, difamatorio, falso, intencionalmente engañoso, calumnioso comercial, pornográfico, obsceno, claramente ofensivo, promueva el racismo, la intolerancia, el odio o el daño físico de cualquier tipo contra cualquier grupo o individuo o sea objetable; (iii) que sea perjudicial para los menores de cualquier manera; o (iv) que infrinja cualquier ley, reglamento u obligación o restricción impuesta por cualquier tercero.

(b) Además, usted acepta no: (i) cargar, transmitir o distribuir a o a través del Sitio virus informáticos, gusanos o cualquier software destinado a dañar o alterar un sistema informático o datos; (ii) enviar a través del Sitio publicidad no solicitada o no autorizada, materiales promocionales, correo basura, spam, cartas en cadena, esquemas piramidales o cualquier otra forma de mensajes duplicados o no solicitados, ya sean comerciales o de otro tipo; (iii) utilizar el Sitio para recopilar, recopilar, recopilar o reunir información o datos sobre otros usuarios, incluidas las direcciones de correo electrónico, sin su consentimiento; (iv) interferir, interrumpir o crear una carga indebida en servidores o redes conectadas al Sitio, o violar las regulaciones, políticas o procedimientos de dichas redes; (v) intentar obtener acceso no autorizado al Sitio (o a otros sistemas informáticos o redes conectados o utilizados junto con el Sitio), ya sea a través de la extracción de contraseñas o cualquier otro medio; (vi) acosar o interferir con el uso y disfrute del Sitio por parte de cualquier otro usuario; o (vii) utilizar software o agentes automatizados o scripts para producir múltiples cuentas en el Sitio, o para generar búsquedas automatizadas, solicitudes, o consultas a (o para despojar, raspar o extraer datos del) Sitio (siempre que, sin embargo, concedamos condicionalmente a los operadores de motores de búsqueda públicos permiso revocable para usar arañas para copiar materiales del Sitio con el único propósito y únicamente en la medida necesaria para crear índices de búsqueda disponibles públicamente de los materiales, pero no cachés o archivos de dichos materiales, sujeto a los parámetros establecidos en nuestro archivo robots.txt).

3.4 Aplicación. Nos reservamos el derecho (pero no tenemos obligación) de revisar cualquier Contenido de Usuario, e investigar y/o tomar las medidas apropiadas en su contra a nuestra entera discreción si usted viola la Política de Uso Aceptable o cualquier otra disposición de estos Términos o crea responsabilidad por nosotros o cualquier otra persona. Dicha acción puede incluir la eliminación o modificación de su Contenido de usuario, la cancelación de su Cuenta de acuerdo con la Sección 8 y/o la notificación a las autoridades policiales.

3.5 Comentarios. Si usted proporciona a la Empresa cualquier comentario o sugerencia con respecto al Sitio("Comentarios"),por la presente asigna a la Empresa todos los derechos sobre dichos Comentarios y acepta que la Empresa tendrá el derecho de usar y explotar plenamente dichos Comentarios e información relacionada de la manera que considere apropiada. La Empresa tratará cualquier Comentario que usted proporcione a la Empresa como no confidencial y no propietario. Usted acepta que no enviará a la Empresa ninguna información o idea que considere confidencial o propietaria.

4. CONFIDENCIALIDAD; NO INTERFERENCIA CON NEGOCIOS.

4.1 Información confidencial. A los efectos de esta Sección 4,"Información Confidencial"se refiere a cualquier información divulgada a un Usuario Comercial por la Empresa, ya sea directa o indirectamente por escrito, oralmente o mediante la inspección de objetos tangibles, incluyendo, sin limitación, software, conceptos, know-how, diseños, especificaciones, gráficos, dibujos, información financiera, planes de negocios, productos, servicios, información del cliente, precios y cualquier

otra información de propiedad o confidencial, ya sea divulgada a través del Sitio o de otra manera. Sin embargo, la Información Confidencial no incluirá ninguna información que dicho Usuario Comercial pueda establecer: (i) fue o se ha convertido en general conocida o disponible para el público sin culpa directa o indirecta, acción u omisión de dicho Usuario comercial; (ii) era conocido por dicho Usuario Comercial antes del momento de la divulgación, de acuerdo con la documentación escrita previa de dicho Usuario Comercial; (iii) fue recibido por dicho Usuario Comercial de una fuente que no sea la Compañía, legítimamente teniendo posesión y el derecho de divulgar dicha información; o (iv) fue desarrollado de forma independiente por dicho Usuario Comercial, cuando dicho desarrollo independiente haya sido documentado por dicho Usuario Comercial. La Información Confidencial también puede incluir información divulgada a dicho Usuario Comercial por terceros.

4.2 No uso y no divulgación. Cada Usuario Comercial se compromete (a) a mantener la Información Confidencial estrictamente confidencial, y (b) a no utilizar la Información Confidencial recibida de la Empresa para ningún propósito excepto un Propósito Comercial válido. Dicho Usuario Comercial se compromete a no divulgar ninguna Información Confidencial de la Empresa a terceros o a los empleados o consultores de dicho Usuario Comercial, excepto a aquellos empleados o consultores de dicho Usuario Comercial que tengan una necesidad razonable de tener acceso a la información para llevar a cabo el Propósito Comercial. Dicho Usuario Comercial será responsable de cualquier incumplimiento de sus obligaciones en virtud de estos Términos por parte de sus empleados o consultores. Dicho Usuario comercial no modificará, realizará ingeniería inversa, desensamblará, creará otras obras de, o descompilará ningún prototipo, software u otros objetos tangibles que incorporan Información Confidencial.

4.3 Divulgación obligatoria. Un Usuario Comercial puede divulgar cierta Información Confidencial que la ley exige que sea divulgada por dicho Usuario Comercial, siempre que dicho Usuario Comercial (a) notifique por escrito a la Empresa dicho requisito antes de dicha divulgación, (b) coopere con la Empresa en la obtención de una orden que proteja la información de la divulgación pública, y (c) limite la divulgación a la Información Confidencial específica y en la medida en que la ley lo exija razonablemente para ser divulgada.

4.4 Mantenimiento de la Confidencialidad. Cada Usuario Comercial se compromete a tomar medidas razonables para proteger el secreto y evitar la divulgación y el uso no autorizado de la Información Confidencial. Sin limitar lo anterior, dicho Usuario Comercial tomará al menos las medidas que tome para proteger su propia información más altamente confidencial, que será no menos que un cuidado razonable, y se asegurará de que sus empleados o consultores que tengan acceso a La Información Confidencial hayan firmado un acuerdo de no uso y no divulgación en contenido similar a las disposiciones del presente documento, antes de cualquier divulgación de Información Confidencial a dicho empleado o consultor. Dicho Usuario Comercial no hará ninguna copia de la Información Confidencial a menos que la Empresa lo apruebe previamente por escrito. Dicho Usuario comercial reproducirá los avisos de derechos de propiedad de la Empresa sobre dichas copias aprobadas, de la misma manera en que dichos avisos se establecieron en o sobre el original.

4.5 Devolución de Materiales. Todos los documentos y otros objetos tangibles que contengan o representen Información Confidencial que hayan sido divulgados por la Empresa a un Usuario Comercial, y todas las copias de los mismos que estén en posesión de un Usuario Comercial, serán y seguirán siendo propiedad de la Empresa y serán destruidos o devueltos a la Empresa a petición escrita de la Empresa.

4.6 No-Elusión. Cada Usuario Comercial se compromete a no eludir a la Empresa o a cualquier otro Usuario Comercial (cada uno, un"Usuario de Terceros")en ninguna transacción con cualquier proveedor, distribuidor o cliente de la Empresa o cliente de la Empresa o dicho Usuario de Terceros, cuya identidad fue revelada a dicho Usuario Comercial a través del uso del Sitio, en relación con cualquier proyecto, venta o cualquier otra transacción que involucre cualquier producto o servicio relacionado, a menos que la Empresa o el Usuario Tercero aplicable, según corresponda, proporcione su consentimiento previo por escrito.

4.7 No competencia. Durante un período de 24 meses después del uso más reciente del Sitio por parte de un Usuario Comercial, dicho Usuario Comercial se compromete a no competir con la Empresa en relación con el Sitio y la plataforma tecnológica blockchain de la Empresa y/o su proveedor, ya sea directa o indirectamente, y ya sea de forma independiente o en cooperación con un tercero.

4.8 Remedios; Indemnización. Cada Usuario Comercial acepta que sus obligaciones establecidas en esta Sección 4 son necesarias y razonables para proteger a la Empresa y su negocio. Dicho Usuario comercial acepta expresamente que, debido a la naturaleza única del Código QR, las Marcas y la Información Confidencial, los daños monetarios serían insuficientes para compensar a la Empresa por cualquier incumplimiento por parte de dicho Usuario Comercial de sus convenios y acuerdos aquí establecidos. En consecuencia, dicho Usuario Comercial acepta y reconoce que cualquier violación o amenaza de violación causará un daño irreparable a la Empresa y que, además de cualquier otro recurso que pueda estar disponible, en la ley, en

equidad o de otro modo, la Empresa tendrá derecho (a) a obtener medidas cautelares contra el amenaza de incumplimiento de estos Términos o la continuación de dicho incumplimiento por parte de dicho Usuario Comercial, sin la necesidad de probar daños reales, y (b) a ser indemnizada por dicho Usuario Comercial de cualquier pérdida o daño no autorizado, incluyendo pero no limitado a honorarios de abogados, que surjan de o en relación con cualquier incumplimiento o cumplimiento de las obligaciones de dicho Usuario Comercial en virtud de este Acuerdo uso o divulgación del Código QR, las Marcas o la Información Confidencial.

5. INDEMNIZACION. Usted acepta indemnizar y eximir a la Empresa (y a sus funcionarios, empleados y agentes), incluidos los costos y honorarios de abogados, de cualquier reclamación o demanda hecha por cualquier tercero debido o que surja de (a) su uso del Sitio, (b) su violación de estos Términos, (c) su violación de las leyes o regulaciones aplicables o (d) su Contenido de usuario. La Compañía se reserva el derecho, a su cargo, de asumir la defensa y el control exclusivos de cualquier asunto por el cual usted está obligado a indemnizarnos, y usted acepta cooperar con nuestra defensa de estas reclamaciones. Usted acepta no resolver ningún asunto sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de la Empresa. La Compañía hará todos los esfuerzos razonables para notificarle de cualquier reclamo, acción o procedimiento al tener conocimiento de ello.

6. ENLACES Y ANUNCIOS DE TERCEROS; OTROS USUARIOS

6.1 Enlaces y anuncios de terceros. El Sitio puede contener enlaces a sitios web y servicios de terceros, y/o mostrar anuncios para terceros (colectivamente,"Enlaces y anuncios de terceros"). Dichos Enlaces y Anuncios de Terceros no están bajo el control de la Empresa, y la Empresa no es responsable de ningún Enlace & Anuncios de Terceros. La Empresa proporciona acceso a estos Enlaces y Anuncios de Terceros solo para su comodidad, y no revisa, aprueba, supervisa, respalda, garantiza ni hace ninguna declaración con respecto a los Enlaces y Anuncios de Terceros. Usted utiliza todos los enlaces y anuncios de terceros bajo su propio riesgo, y debe aplicar un nivel adecuado de precaución y discreción al hacerlo. Al hacer clic en cualquiera de los enlaces y anuncios de terceros, se aplican los términos y políticas de terceros aplicables, incluidas las prácticas de privacidad y recopilación de datos del tercero. Usted debe hacer cualquier investigación que considere necesaria o apropiada antes de proceder con cualquier transacción en relación con dichos Enlaces & Anuncios de Terceros.

6.2 Otros usuarios. Cada usuario del Sitio es el único responsable de cualquier y todo su propio Contenido de Usuario. Debido a que no controlamos el Contenido de usuario, usted reconoce y acepta que no somos responsables de ningún Contenido de Usuario, ya sea proporcionado por usted o por otros. No garantizamos la exactitud, moneda, idoneidad o calidad de cualquier Contenido de usuario. Sus interacciones con otros usuarios del Sitio son únicamente entre usted y dichos usuarios. Usted acepta que la Empresa no será responsable de ninguna pérdida o daño incurrido como resultado de tales interacciones. Si hay una disputa entre usted y cualquier usuario del Sitio, no estamos obligados a involucrarnos.

6.3 Suelte. Por la presente usted libera y desnta para siempre a la Compañía (y a nuestros oficiales, empleados, agentes, sucesores y cesionarios) de, y por la presente renuncia y renuncia, todas y cada una de las disputas pasadas, presentes y futuras, reclamos, controversias, demandas, derechos, obligaciones, responsabilidades, acciones y causas de acción de todo tipo y naturaleza (incluyendo lesiones personales, muerte y daño a la propiedad), que haya surgido o surja directa o indirectamente del Sitio (incluyendo cualquier interacción con, u acto u omisión de, otros usuarios del Sitio o cualquier Anuncio de Enlaces de Terceros). SI USTED ES UN RESIDENTE DE CALIFORNIA, POR LA PRESENTE RENUNCIA A LA SECCION 1542 DEL CÓDIGO CIVIL DE CALIFORNIA EN RELACIóN CON LO ANTERIOR, QUE DICE: "UNA RENUNCIA GENERAL NO EXTENDE A RECLAMACIONES QUE EL CREDITOR NO SABE O SUSPECTA QUE EXISTE EN SU FAVOR EN EL MOMENTO DE EJECUTAR LA RENUNCIA, QUE SI SABE SU

7. RESPONSABILIDADES

EL SITIO, EL CÓDIGO Y LAS MARCAS, COMO APLICABLES, SE PROPORCIONAN "TAL CUAL" Y "TAL CUAL", Y LA EMPRESA (Y NUESTROS PROVEEDORES) RENUNCIA EXPRESAMENTE A TODAS Y TODAS LAS GARANTIAS Y CONDICIONES DE CUALQUIER TIPO, YA SEA EXPRESA, IMPLICADA O ESTABLECIDA, INCLUYENDO TODAS LAS GARANTIAS. NOSOTROS (Y NUESTROS PROVEEDORES) NO GARANTIZAMOS QUE EL SITIO, EL CÓDIGO O LAS MARCAS, SEGÚN CORRESPONDA, CUMPLE CON SUS REQUISITOS, SE DISPONIBLE EN UNA BASE ININTERRUMPIDA, OPORTUNA, SEGURA O LIBRE DE ERRORES, O SEA PRECIOSO, CONFIABLE, LIBRE DE VIRUS U OTRO CÓDIGO. SI LA LEY APLICABLE REQUIERE GARANTIAS CON

RESPECTO AL SITIO, EL CÓDIGO O LAS MARCAS, COMO APLICABLE, TODAS DICHAS GARANTIAS SE LIMITAN EN DURACIÓN A NINETY (90) DIAS DESDE LA FECHA DE PRIMER USO.

ALGUNAS JURISDICCIONES NO PERMITEN LA EXCLUSIÓN DE LAS GARANTÍAS IMPLÍCITAS, POR LO QUE LA EXCLUSIÓN ANTERIOR PUEDE NO APLICARSE A USTED. ALGUNAS JURISDICCIONES NO PERMITEN LIMITACIONES EN CUANTO A LA DURACIÓN DE UNA GARANTÍA IMPLÍCITA, POR LO QUE LA LIMITACIÓN ANTERIOR PUEDE NO APLICARSE A USTED.

8. LIMITACIONES DE RESPONSABILIDAD

EN LA MEDIDA MÁXIMA PERMITIDA POR LA LEY, EN NINGUNA CASO LA EMPRESA (O NUESTROS PROVEEDORES) SE RESPONSABILIZA A USTED O A TERCEROS POR NINGUNA PROFESORES PERDIDOS, DATOS PERDIDOS, COSTOS DE PROCURIMIENTO DE PRODUCTOS SUSTITUTOS, O CUALQUIER INDIRECTO, CONSECUENCIAL, EJEMPLAR, INCIDENTAL, ESPECIAL O PUNITIVO , EL CÓDIGO O LAS MARCAS, COMO SEA APLICABLE, INCLUSO SI LA EMPRESA HA SIDO ADVERTIDA DE LA POSIBILIDAD DE DICHOS DAÑOS. EL ACCESO Y USO DEL SITIO, EL CÓDIGO Y LAS MARCAS, SEGÚN SEA APLICABLE, ES BAJO SU PROPIA DISCRECIÓN Y RIESGO, Y USTED ES EL SOLO RESPONSABLE DE CUALQUIER DAÑO A SU DISPOSITIVO O SISTEMA DE COMPUTADORA, O PÉRDIDA DE DATOS RESULTANTES DEL MISMO.

EN LA MEDIDA MÁXIMA PERMITIDA POR LA LEY, NO OBSTANTE CUALQUIER DISPOSICIÓN EN CONTRARIO CONTENIDA EN EL PRESENTE DOCUMENTO, NUESTRA RESPONSABILIDAD ANTE USTED POR CUALQUIER DAÑO QUE SURJA O ESTÉ RELACIONADO CON ESTE ACUERDO (POR CUALQUIER CAUSA Y SIN IMPORTAR LA FORMA DE LA ACCIÓN), SE LIMITARÁ EN TODO MOMENTO A UN MÁXIMO DE CINCUENTA DÓLARES ESTADOUNIDENSES (50 DÓLARES AMERICANOS). LA EXISTENCIA DE MÁS DE UNA RECLAMACIÓN NO AMPLIARÁ ESTE LÍMITE. USTED ACEPTA QUE NUESTROS PROVEEDORES NO TENDRÁN NINGUNA RESPONSABILIDAD DE NINGÚN TIPO QUE SURJA O ESTÉ RELACIONADA CON ESTE ACUERDO.

ALGUNAS JURISDICCIONES NO PERMITEN LA LIMITACIÓN O EXCLUSIÓN DE LA RESPONSABILIDAD POR DAÑOS INCIDENTALES O CONSECUENTES, POR LO QUE ES POSIBLE QUE LA LIMITACIÓN O EXCLUSIÓN ANTERIOR NO SE APLIQUE EN SU CASO.

9. CONDICIONES Y TERMINACIONES. Sujeto a esta Sección, estos Términos permanecerán en pleno vigor y efecto mientras usted utiliza el Sitio. Podemos suspender o cancelar sus derechos de uso del Sitio (incluida su Cuenta) en cualquier momento y por cualquier motivo a nuestra entera discreción, incluso por cualquier uso del Sitio en violación de estos Términos. Tras la rescisión de sus derechos en virtud de estos Términos, su Cuenta y el derecho de acceder y utilizar el Sitio, el Código y las Marcas, según corresponda, terminarán inmediatamente. Usted entiende que cualquier terminación de su Cuenta puede implicar la eliminación de su Contenido de Usuario asociado con su Cuenta de nuestras bases de datos en vivo. La Empresa no tendrá ninguna responsabilidad ante usted por cualquier terminación de sus derechos bajo estos Términos, incluyendo la terminación de su Cuenta o la eliminación de su Contenido de Usuario. Incluso después de que se rescindan sus derechos en virtud de estos Términos, las siguientes disposiciones de estos Términos permanecerán en vigor: Secciones 2.2 a 2.5, Sección 3 y Secciones 4 a 11.

10. POLÍTICA DE DERECHOS DE AUTOR.

La Ley de Derechos de Autor del Milenio Digital de 1998 (la "DMCA")proporciona recursos para los propietarios de derechos de autor que creen que el material que aparece en Internet infringe sus derechos bajo la ley de derechos de autor de los Estados Unidos. Si cree de buena fe que los materiales que aparecen en el Sitio infringen sus derechos de autor, usted (o su agente) puede enviarnos un aviso solicitando que se elimine el material o que se bloquee el acceso al material. Además, si usted cree de buena fe que un aviso de infracción de derechos de autor se ha presentado incorrectamente en su contra, la DMCA le permite enviarnos una contranotificación. Los avisos y contranotificaciones deben cumplir con los requisitos legales impuestos por la DMCA. Un lugar para encontrar más información es el sitio web de la Oficina de Derechos de Autor de EE. UU., que actualmente se encuentra en https://www.copyright.gov/. De acuerdo con la DMCA, la Compañía ha designado un agente para recibir una notificación de supuesta infracción de derechos de autor. Cualquier notificación por escrito de infracción reclamada debe cumplir con el Título 17, Código de los Estados Unidos, Sección 512(c)(3)(A) y debe proporcionarse por escrito a la Empresa en la dirección establecida en la Sección 10.8.

11. GENERAL

11.1 Cambios. Estos Términos están sujetos a revisiones ocasionales, y si realizamos cambios sustanciales, podemos notificarle enviándole un correo electrónico a la última dirección de correo electrónico que nos proporcionó (si los hubiera), y/o publicando de manera prominente un aviso de los cambios en nuestro Sitio. Usted es responsable de proporcionarnos su dirección de correo electrónico más reciente. En el caso de que la última dirección de correo electrónico que nos haya proporcionado no sea válida, o por cualquier motivo no sea capaz de entregarle el aviso descrito anteriormente, nuestro envío del correo electrónico que contiene dicha notificación constituirá, no obstante, un aviso efectivo de los cambios descritos en el aviso. Cualquier cambio en estos Términos entrará en vigor a principios de treinta (30) días calendario después de enviar un aviso por correo electrónico a usted (si corresponde) o treinta (30) días calendario después de nuestra publicación de notificación de los cambios en nuestro Sitio. Estos cambios entrarán en vigor inmediatamente para los nuevos usuarios de nuestro Sitio. El uso continuado de nuestro Sitio después de la notificación de dichos cambios indicará su reconocimiento de dichos cambios y el acuerdo de estar obligado por los términos y condiciones de dichos cambios.

11.2 Resolución de controversias. Por favor, lea atentamente este Acuerdo de Arbitraje. Es parte de su contrato con la Empresa y afecta sus derechos. Contiene procedimientos para el ARBITRAJE MANDATORIO VINCULANTE Y UNA RENUNCIA DE ACCIONES COLECTIVAS.

(a) Aplicabilidad del Acuerdo de Arbitraje. Excepto como se establece en la Sección 4.8, Todas las reclamaciones y disputas (excluyendo reclamaciones de medidas cautelares u otro alivio equitativo como se establece a continuación) en relación con los Términos o el uso de cualquier producto o servicio proporcionado por la Compañía que no pueda ser resuelto informalmente o en un tribunal de reclamos menores se resolverán mediante arbitraje vinculante de forma individual bajo los términos de este Acuerdo de Arbitraje. A menos que se acuerde lo contrario, todos los procedimientos de arbitraje se llevarán a cabo en English . Este Acuerdo de Arbitraje se aplica a usted y a la Compañía, y a cualquier subsidiaria, afiliada, agente, empleado, predecesor en interés, sucesores y cesionarios, así como a todos los usuarios o beneficiarios autorizados o no autorizados de los servicios o bienes proporcionados bajo los Términos.

(b) Requisito de notificación y resolución informal de controversias. Antes de que cualquiera de las partes pueda solicitar arbitraje, la parte debe enviar primero a la otra parte una Notificación de Disputa por escrito ("Aviso")que describa la naturaleza y la base de la reclamación o disputa, y la reparación solicitada. Un Aviso a la Compañía debe ser enviado a la Compañía en la dirección establecida en la Sección 10.8. Después de recibir el Aviso, usted y la Compañía pueden intentar resolver la reclamación o disputa informalmente. Si usted y la Compañía no resuelven la reclamación o disputa dentro de los treinta (30) días posteriores a la recepción del Aviso, cualquiera de las partes puede comenzar un procedimiento de arbitraje. El monto de cualquier oferta de acuerdo hecha por ninguna de las partes no puede ser revelada al árbitro hasta después de que el árbitro haya determinado el monto del laudo, si lo hubiera, al que cualquiera de las partes tiene derecho.

(c) Reglas de Arbitraje. El arbitraje se iniciará a través de la Asociación Americana de Arbitraje ("AAA",un proveedor de resolución de disputas alternativo establecido ("Proveedor de ADR")que ofrece arbitraje como se establece en esta sección. Si AAA no está disponible para arbitrar, las partes acordarán seleccionar un proveedor alternativo de ADR. Las reglas del Proveedor ADR regirán todos los aspectos del arbitraje, incluyendo pero no limitado al método de iniciación y /o exigente arbitraje, excepto en la medida en que dichas reglas estén en conflicto con los Términos. Las Reglas de Arbitraje del Consumidor de la AAA("Reglas de Arbitraje")que rigen el arbitraje están disponibles en línea en www.adr.org o llamando a la AAA al 1-800-778-7879. El arbitraje será llevado a cabo por un único árbitro neutral. Cualquier reclamo o disputa en la que el monto total del laudo solicitado sea inferior a Diez Mil Dólares Estadounidenses (US$10,000.00) puede ser resuelta a través de arbitraje vinculante no basado en la apariencia, a elección de la parte que busca alivio. Para reclamos o disputas donde el monto total del laudo solicitado es Diez Mil Dólares estadounidenses (US $10,000.00) o más, el derecho a una audiencia será determinado por las Reglas de Arbitraje. Cualquier audiencia se llevará a cabo en un lugar dentro de 100 millas de su residencia, a menos que resida fuera de los Estados Unidos, y a menos que las partes acuerden lo contrario. Si usted reside fuera de los EE.UU., el árbitro dará a las partes un aviso razonable de la fecha, hora y lugar de cualquier audiencia oral. Cualquier fallo sobre el laudo dictado por el árbitro puede ser presentado en cualquier tribunal de jurisdicción competente. Si el árbitro le otorga un laudo que es mayor que la última oferta de acuerdo que la Compañía le hizo antes de la iniciación del arbitraje, la Compañía le pagará el mayor del laudo o $2,500.00. Cada parte asumirá sus propios costos (incluidos los honorarios del abogado) y los desembolsos que surjan del arbitraje y pagará una parte igual de los honorarios y costos del Proveedor ADR.

(d) Reglas adicionales para el arbitraje basado en la no aparición. Si se elige un arbitraje basado en la no aparición, el arbitraje se llevará a cabo por teléfono, en línea y / o basado únicamente en presentaciones escritas; la forma específica será elegida por la parte que inicia el arbitraje. El arbitraje no implicará ninguna aparición personal por parte de las partes o testigos a menos que las partes acuerden lo contrario.

(e) Límites de tiempo. Si usted o la Compañía persiguen el arbitraje, la acción de arbitraje debe ser iniciada y/ o exigida dentro del estatuto de limitaciones (es decir, la fecha límite legal para presentar una reclamación) y dentro de cualquier plazo impuesto bajo las Reglas de la AAA para la reclamación pertinente.

(f) Autoridad del árbitro. Si se inicia el arbitraje, el árbitro decidirá los derechos y responsabilidades, si los hay, de usted y la Compañía, y la disputa no se consolidará con ningún otro asunto ni se unirá con ningún otro caso o parte. El árbitro tendrá la autoridad para conceder mociones que sean dispositivas de la totalidad o parte de cualquier reclamación. El árbitro tendrá la autoridad para otorgar daños monetarios, y para otorgar cualquier recurso o alivio no monetario disponible para una persona bajo la ley aplicable, las Reglas de la AAA y los Términos. El árbitro emitirá un laudo escrito y una declaración de decisión que describa los hallazgos y conclusiones esenciales en los que se basa el laudo, incluido el cálculo de los daños y perjuicios otorgados. El árbitro tiene la misma autoridad para otorgar una compensación individual que un juez en un tribunal de justicia tendría. El laudo del árbitro es definitivo y vinculante para usted y la Compañía.

(g) Exención del juicio por jurado. LAS PARTES RENUNCIAN A SUS DERECHOS CONSTITUCIONALES Y LEGALES PARA IR AL TRIBUNAL Y TENER UN JUICIO EN FRENTE DE UN JUEZ O UN JURADO, en lugar de elegir que todas las reclamaciones y disputas se resolverán mediante arbitraje en virtud de este Acuerdo de Arbitraje. Los procedimientos de arbitraje suelen ser más limitados, más eficientes y menos costosos que las normas aplicables en un tribunal y están sujetos a una revisión muy limitada por parte de un tribunal. En el caso de que surja cualquier litigio entre usted y la Compañía en cualquier tribunal estatal o federal en una demanda para anular o hacer cumplir un laudo arbitral o de otra manera, USTED Y LA EMPRESA RENUNCIA A TODOS LOS DERECHOS A UN JUICIO JURADO, en lugar de elegir que la disputa sea resuelta por un juez.

(h) Exención de Clases o Acciones Consolidadas. TODAS LAS RECLAMACIONES Y DISPUTAS DENTRO DEL ALCANCE DE ESTE ACUERDO DE ARBITRAJE DEBEN SER ARBITRADAS O LITIGADAS EN UNA BASE INDIVIDUAL Y NO EN UNA BASE COLECTIVA, Y LAS RECLAMACIONES DE MAS DE UN CLIENTE O USUARIO NO PUEDEN SER ARBITRATED O LITIGATADAS CONJUNTAMENTE O CONSOLIDADAS CON LAS DE CUALQUIER OTRO CLIENTE O USUARIO.

(i) Confidencialidad. Todos los aspectos del procedimiento de arbitraje, incluyendo pero no limitado al laudo del árbitro y el cumplimiento del mismo, serán estrictamente confidenciales. Las partes acuerdan mantener la confidencialidad a menos que la ley exija lo contrario. Este párrafo no impedirá que una parte presente a un tribunal de justicia cualquier información necesaria para hacer cumplir este Acuerdo, para hacer cumplir un laudo arbitral o para solicitar medidas cautelares o equitativas.

(j) Divisibilidad. Si alguna parte o partes de este Acuerdo de Arbitraje son declaradas en virtud de la ley inválidas o inaplicables por un tribunal de jurisdicción competente, entonces dicha parte o partes específicas no serán de fuerza y efecto y se separarán y el resto del Acuerdo continuará en pleno vigor y efecto.

(k) Derecho a renunciar. Cualquiera o todos los derechos y limitaciones establecidos en este Acuerdo de Arbitraje pueden ser renunciados por la parte contra la cual se afirma la reclamación. Dicha renuncia no renunciará ni afectará a ninguna otra parte de este Acuerdo de Arbitraje.

(l) Supervivencia del Acuerdo. Este Acuerdo de Arbitraje sobrevivirá a la terminación de su relación con la Empresa.

(m) Tribunal de Reclamaciones Pequeñas. No obstante lo anterior, usted o la Compañía pueden presentar una acción individual en un tribunal de reclamos menores.

(n) Alivio Equitativo de Emergencia. No obstante lo anterior, cualquiera de las partes puede buscar un alivio equitativo de emergencia ante un tribunal estatal o federal con el fin de mantener el status quo pendiente de arbitraje. Una solicitud de medidas provisionales no se considerará una renuncia a ningún otro derecho u obligación en virtud de este Acuerdo de Arbitraje.

(o) Reclamaciones no sujetas a arbitraje. No obstante lo anterior, las reclamaciones de difamación, violación de la Ley de Fraude y Abuso Informático, y la infracción o apropiación indebida de la patente, los derechos de autor, la marca comercial o los secretos comerciales de la otra parte no estarán sujetas a este Acuerdo de Arbitraje.

(p) Tribunales. En cualquier circunstancia en la que el Acuerdo de Arbitraje anterior permita a las partes litigar en los tribunales, las partes acuerdan someterse a la jurisdicción personal de los tribunales ubicados en Washington, Distrito de Columbia, para tal fin

11.3 Exportación. El Sitio puede estar sujeto a las leyes de control de exportación de EE. UU. y puede estar sujeto a regulaciones de exportación o importación en otros países. Usted acepta no exportar, reexportar o transferir, directa o indirectamente, cualquier dato técnico de los Estados Unidos adquirido a la Empresa, o cualquier producto que utilice dichos datos, en violación de las leyes o regulaciones de exportación de los Estados Unidos.

11.4 Divulgaciones. La compañía se encuentra en la dirección de la Sección 10.8. Si usted es residente de California, puede reportar quejas a la Unidad de Asistencia de Quejas de la División de Producto de Consumo del Departamento de Asuntos del Consumidor de California poniéndose en contacto con ellos por escrito en 400 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, o por teléfono al (800) 952-5210.

11.5 Comunicaciones Electrónicas. Las comunicaciones entre usted y la Empresa utilizan medios electrónicos, ya sea que utilice el Sitio o nos envíe correos electrónicos, o si la Empresa publica avisos en el Sitio o se comunica con usted por correo electrónico. Para fines contractuales, usted (a) da su consentimiento para recibir comunicaciones de la Empresa en forma electrónica; y (b) acepta que todos los términos y condiciones, acuerdos, avisos, divulgaciones y otras comunicaciones que la Compañía le proporcione electrónicamente satisfacen cualquier requisito legal que dichas comunicaciones satisfagan si estuvieran en una escritura impresa. Lo anterior no afecta a sus derechos no renunciables.

11.6 Términos completos. Estos Términos constituyen el acuerdo completo entre usted y nosotros con respecto al uso del Sitio, el Código y las Marcas, según corresponda. Nuestra falta de ejercer o hacer cumplir cualquier derecho o disposición de estos Términos no funcionará como una renuncia a dicho derecho o disposición. Los títulos de las secciones de estos Términos son solo para conveniencia y no tienen ningún efecto legal o contractual. La palabra "incluido" significa "incluyendo sin limitación". Si alguna disposición de estos Términos se considera, por cualquier razón, inválida o inaplicable, las demás disposiciones de estos Términos no se verán en mal estado y la disposición inválida o inaplicable se considerará modificada para que sea válida y ejecutable en la máxima medida permitida por la ley. Su relación con la Compañía es la de un contratista independiente, y ninguna de las partes es un agente o socio de la otra. Estos Términos, y sus derechos y obligaciones en este documento, no pueden ser cedidos, subcontratados, delegados o transferidos de otra manera por usted sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de la Empresa, y cualquier intento de cesión, subcontratación, delegación o transferencia en violación de lo anterior será nulo y sin efecto. La Empresa puede asignar libremente estos Términos. Los términos y condiciones establecidos en estos Términos serán vinculantes para los cesionarios.

11.7 Información sobre derechos de autor/marcas comerciales. Derechos de autor © 2019 iFinca LLC. Todos los derechos reservados. Todas las marcas comerciales, logotipos y marcas de servicio("Marcas del Sitio")que se muestran en el Sitio son propiedad de nuestros terceros. No se le permite utilizar estas Marcas del Sitio sin nuestro consentimiento previo por escrito o el consentimiento de dicho tercero que pueda ser el propietario de las Marcas del Sitio.

11.8 Información de contacto:

iFinca Llc

1241 Adams Street, Suite 1096

Santa Helena, CA 94574

Teléfono: +1 888-684-4220

Email: info@ifinca.co




SECCION 2 - CONDICIONES Y CONDICIONES DEL IMPORTADOR

(Last update January 15, 2021)



  1. 1. Purpose


iFinca operates the Technology, which permits a transparent coffee supply chain.  It uses CoffeeChain®, a blockchain ledger system for transparency, verification, data security, and accuracy.  iFinca is dedicated to excellent quality, ethical sourcing, and complete transparency.  iFinca features the finest farms around the world, sources only the highest quality green coffee beans, and connects all who participate in the supply chain.  iFinca does so while providing complete transparency in pricing and traceability of the best coffee products.  Using iFinca’s Technology, iFinca connects all parties in the supply chain and traces green coffee beans on their journey from farmer to mill, exporter, importer, roaster, and ultimately to the café which is then able to deliver the finest cup of coffee.  iFinca’s unique Technology validates payments, verifies data, and captures facts about the coffee.  Importer is in the business of importing coffee to the United States and selling to green coffee buyers.  Importer desires to purchase all of its green coffee beans purchased via an electronic technology platform, including using blockchain or other verification, traceability-, security-, and accuracy-related tools, from iFinca on an exclusive basis via the Technology, which permits the capability to track the origin of its green coffee bean purchases for its customers.  iFinca desires to facilitate increased sales on the platform of Coffee Products, and Importer desires to use the Technology and iFinca Marks on a non-exclusive basis pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.  


  1. 2. Definitions


Los siguientes términos tienen estos significados:


  1. 2.1. “3rd Party Buyer” means any type of buyer using the Technology to purchase or to request a sample of Coffee Product from Importer.


  1. 2.2. “Business Practices” means the definition provided for in Part C, Exhibit A, Paragraph 1.


  1. 2.3. “Carrier” means the definition provided for in Section B.3.5.


  1. 2.4. “CoffeeChain Number” means the number located on the CoffeeChain QR code and relating to iFinca Order Number.


  1. 2.5. “Coffee Products” means green coffee beans or other goods, or services offered by iFinca.


  1. 2.6. “Confidential Information” means the definition provided for in Part C, Exhibit A, Paragraph 1.


  1. 2.7. “Documentation” means such written material or online content iFinca ordinarily makes available on the Technology platform to its customers, including amendments and revisions thereto.


  1. 2.8. “iFinca Mark” means, with respect to iFinca, the tradename “iFinca” and the trademarks and graphics set forth on Exhibit B.


  1. 2.9. “iFinca Order Identification Mark” means, with respect to iFinca, the order number related to the Order on the platform; and (i)  markings placed on the exporting coffee bag.


  1. 2.10. “iFinca Order Number” means, with respect to iFinca, the number assigned to a specific Coffee Product order using the Technology.


  1. 2.11. “iFinca Service Fee” means the definition provided for in Section A.5, as the same may be amended from time to time by iFinca.


  1. 2.12. “Importer Inventory” means, with respect to iFinca, the inventory system and management of iFinca verified coffee located in the Importer’s Inventory using the Technology.


  1. 2.13. “Initial Term” means the definition provided for in Section A.4.


  1. 2.14. “Intellectual Property Rights” means the definition provided for in Part C, Exhibit A, Paragraph 1.


  1. 2.15. “Invoice” means the definition provided for in Section B.5.3.


  1. 2.16. “Order” means a written or electronic order issued by Importer to Exporter using the Technology for the purchase of Coffee Products.


  1. 2.17. “Order Fulfillment” means a written or electronic order issued by 3rd party to Importer using the Technology for the purchase of Coffee Products.


  1. 2.18. “Payment Instructions” means the definition provided for in Section B.5.2.2.


  1. 2.19. “Renewal Term” means the definition provided for in Section A.4.


  1. 2.20. “Shipped Date”


  1. 2.21. “Shipping Confirmation” means the definition provided for in Section B.3.6.2.


  1. 2.22. “Shipping Date” means the definition provided for in Section B.3.6.1.


  1. 2.23. “Technology” means iFinca’s CoffeeChain® technology platform upon which Importer places Orders.


  1. 2.24. “Term” means the definition provided for in Section A.4.


  1. 3. Agreement; Orders; Fulfillment; Shipment; iFinca Marks; Support


  1. 3.1. Agreement.  Importer agrees to place Orders for Coffee Products using the Technology; and (ii) Importer agrees to manage an Order Fulfillment using the Technology; pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and iFinca agrees to use the Technology process Orders subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.


  1. 3.2. Orders.  Importer shall use the Technology to initiate all Orders for Coffee Products and agrees on an exclusive basis to use the Technology to purchase any green coffee beans that Importer purchases via an electronic technology platform, including using blockchain or other verification-, traceability-, security-, and accuracy-related tools.  Each Order shall be placed in accordance with the requirements prescribed by the Technology and shall include: (i) a description of the Coffee Product desired; (ii) the quantity of Coffee Product; and (iii) other pertinent instructions or requirements that may be required in iFinca’s sole discretion.  To the extent of any inconsistency between the terms of an Order and the terms of this Agreement, the terms specified in this Agreement shall take control to the extent of any inconsistency.

  1. 3.3. Order Acknowledgment.  An Order shall be deemed to have been placed as of the date of acceptance of the Order by the exporter on the Technology.  If accepted, iFinca shall exercise commercially reasonable efforts to provide Importer with an Order Acknowledgement provided by exporter.  The Order Acknowledgement shall include a description of the Order placed, the final price of the Order, including the total amount of the iFinca Service Fee, and the Payment Instructions.  Failure by exporter to accept an Order constitutes a rejection of such Order.  Importer understands that any Order fulfilled via the Technology may be modified, such as to permit an exporter to accept an Order at a reduced quantity than originally contained in any Order or via partial shipments.  In such cases, iFinca shall promptly notify Importer of any changes from the original Order.  


  1. 3.4. Order Fulfillment.  Importer shall use the Technology to complete all Order Fulfillment for Coffee Products and agrees on an exclusive basis to use the Technology to fulfill any green coffee beans that 3rd party purchases via an electronic technology platform, including using blockchain or other verification-, traceability-, security-, and accuracy-related tools.  Each Order shall be placed in accordance with the requirements prescribed by the Technology and shall include: (i) a description of the Coffee Product desired; (ii) the quantity of Coffee Product; and (iii) other pertinent instructions or requirements that may be required in iFinca’s sole discretion.  To the extent of any inconsistency between the terms of an Order and the terms of this Agreement, the terms specified in this Agreement shall take control to the extent of any inconsistency.



  1. 3.5. Incoterms.  Except as otherwise provided in Section 3.6.1, the Coffee Products shall be delivered as per Incoterms FAS (Carrier) or “Free Along Side” to the Carrier (as such terms are defined pursuant to the 2020 incoterms rules published by the International Chamber of Commerce).  For the avoidance of doubt, the cost of freight and insurance and the cost of all import duties and fees and other charges shall be paid by Importer.  


  1. 3.6. Shipping.  


  1. 3.6.1. Importer shall be responsible for designating its preferred shipping carrier (the “Carrier”) to transport the Coffee Products from country of origin to Importer’s designated location for export (e.g., port).  Exporter shall be responsible for ddelivery of the Coffee Products to the Carrier.  Delivery occurs when the Coffee Products have been delivered to the Carrier for transport, which date shall be designated the “Shipping Date”.  Risk of loss and/or deterioration of or damage to the Coffee Products and ownership of the Coffee Products shall pass to Importer upon Exporter’s delivery of the Coffee Products to the Carrier.


  1. 3.6.2. Following delivery of the Coffee Products to the Carrier by exporter and notification of same to iFinca, iFinca shall send Importer a confirmation of shipment (“Shipping Confirmation”), which shall include the order number, description of goods, gross weight, invoice value, name of vessel, shipment port, sailing date, and the estimated date of arrival at the port of destination.  Such Shipping Confirmation may be sent via the Technology, email, or any other means in iFinca’s sole discretion.


  1. 3.6.3. Importer shall be responsible for designating its preferred shipping carrier to transport the Coffee Products from Importer to 3rd Party Buyer designated location.  Shipped Date occurs when the Coffee Products have been picked up from the Importer by a Carrier for transport to 3rd Party Buyer, which date shall be designated the “Shipped Date”.  


  1. 3.7. iFinca Marks. Importer shall have the right to use the iFinca Marks on Coffee Products obtained from the Technology via an Order. Importer is authorized to use the iFinca Marks in connection with the promotion and sale of the Coffee Products.  Importer shall exercise best efforts to safeguard and protect the reputation of the Coffee Products and the iFinca Marks, and Importer shall provide written notice to iFinca within a reasonable period of time subsequent to Importer becoming aware of any violation of iFinca’s Intellectual Property Rights. The terms “safeguard and protect” as used in this Agreement means Importer shall refrain from all conduct which may be harmful to the Coffee Products or the iFinca Marks, their reputation or their marketing.  Importer agrees that it shall not use the iFinca Marks on any other products or for any other purpose.  Importer shall be responsible for ensuring that its use of iFinca Marks satisfy applicable laws and regulations in Importer’s jurisdiction, and iFinca reserves the right to terminate Importer’s use of the Marks should Importer violate its obligations contained herein, which supplement and do not derogate from the rights accorded iFinca in Sections 6.3 and 6.4.


  1. 3.8. Importer Inventory. Importer shall have the right to sell iFinca verified Coffee Products obtained from the Technology via an Order Fulfillment. Importer shall exercise best efforts to safeguard and protect the proper management of the Coffee Products on Importer’s Inventory via technology. Proper management shall include but not limited to: (i) correct count of available bags of Coffee Product per iFinca Order Identification Mark; and (ii) each bag of Coffee Products must be labeled with correct iFinca Order Identification Mark; (iii) sold inventory cannot be replace with other Coffee Products or other coffee beans not part of original iFinca Order Identification Mark.



  1. 3.9. Technology.  iFinca shall exercise commercially reasonable efforts to develop or maintain the Technology, as appropriate, so that Orders can be placed, exporters can accept Orders and the Technology can provide the Documentation.


  1. 4. Covenant Not-to-Compete; Prohibition Against Solicitation and Hiring; Non-Circumvention; Exclusivity


  1. 4.1. Covenant Not-to-Compete.  Importer recognizes that iFinca’s Business Practices are unique and that Importer and its affiliates will become familiar with iFinca’s Business Practices, which includes without limitation the Technology.  In recognition of the foregoing and as substantial and material consideration and as a confidential precedent for iFinca to enter into this Agreement and share its Business Practices with Importer, Importer covenants and agrees that during the term of this Agreement as well as for a period of two (2) years (twenty-four (24) consecutive months) after the effective date of any termination of this Agreement, that Importer and its affiliates shall not, directly or indirectly, on behalf of itself or any affiliate, own, manage, operate, control, enter into any business relationship or become affiliated in any way with any other company that provides services similar to the Business Practices or uses technology or electronic platforms similar to the Technology and shall itself refrain from engaging in such activities.  


  1. 4.2. Prohibition Against Solicitation and Hiring.  Importer covenants and agrees that during the term of this Agreement as well as for a period of two (2) years (twenty-four (24) consecutive months) after the effective date of the termination of this Agreement, that Importer shall not, directly or indirectly, on behalf of itself or any affiliate:


  1. 4.2.1. Employees.  Contact, engage in employment-related discussions with, solicit or otherwise communicate with any of the employees of iFinca with the purpose of discussing the termination of such employees’ employment with iFinca.  During such time, Importer also shall not, directly or indirectly, on behalf of itself or any affiliate, engage, employ or otherwise hire any of the employees of iFinca, regardless of where Importer is located or what business Importer is pursuing; or


  1. 4.2.2. Others Technology Users.  In addition to the provisions of Section B.4.3, solicit or otherwise in any manner persuade or attempt to persuade any farmer, mill, exporter, other importer, roaster or customer of iFinca to discontinue its relationship with iFinca.


  1. 4.3. Non-Circumvention.  In addition to the provisions of Section B.4.2.2, Importer covenants and agrees that during the term of this Agreement as well as for a period of two (2) years (twenty-four (24) consecutive months) after the effective date of any termination of this Agreement, Importer shall not, directly or indirectly, on behalf of itself or any affiliate, circumvent iFinca by establishing a business model similar to iFinca’s by contacting any of iFinca’s farmers, mills, exporters, other importers, roasters, customers or investors or any other contact learned or initiated through iFinca or iFinca’s Business Practices, including, without limitation, any individuals or entities that the Importer meets through iFinca or its affiliates. For the avoidance of doubt, Importer agrees not to participate in or launch any services or arrangements that are similar in form and substance to the Technology and the Business Practices.


  1. 4.4. Exclusivity. Importer agrees to use the Technology as its sole source to order, purchase or otherwise procure green coffee beans or Coffee Products via an electronic technology platform, including using blockchain or other verification-, security-, and accuracy-related tools, which permits the capability to track the origin of its green coffee bean purchases for its customers.


  1. 4.5. Review.  In addition to and without derogating from the dispute settlement provisions of Sections B.5.5 and B.9.4, Importer, on behalf of itself and any affiliate, acknowledges and agrees that the provisions of Section B.4, including the covenant not-to-compete, the prohibition against solicitation and hiring, and the covenant of non-circumvention, are appropriate and reasonable when considered in light of the nature and extent of the business conducted by iFinca and the legitimate interests of iFinca.  Importer further agrees that:


  1. 4.5.1. Public Policy.  Such covenants do not unduly restrict Importer’s or any of its affiliate’s ability to source material or do business in light of Importer’s or any of its affiliate’s operations.  If, however, any arbitrator of competent jurisdiction determines the provisions to be invalid, unreasonable, or against public policy, such as the specified time or the specified geographical area of the covenant is overbroad, then such portion of the applicable covenant shall be considered modified as necessary, such as being reduced as to time and geographical area.  Thus, a modified covenant, such as a lesser time period or geographical area, that is determined to be valid, reasonable, and not against public policy shall be enforced against Importer.


  1. 4.5.2. Injunction.  A violation of these covenants would cause irreparable injury to the interests of iFinca in its customer, supplier, and professional relationships and that a remedy at law would be inadequate.  Importer further acknowledges that the covenants are a condition precedent and bargained-for element of this Agreement without which iFinca would not have entered into this Agreement and is in addition to and not in limitation of any other rights or remedies of iFinca, whether stated in the Agreement or otherwise.  In the event of a breach by Importer or by any of its affiliates of any of these covenants, iFinca shall be entitled to injunctive and all other equitable relief, without the necessity of posting bond, other security or proof of damages, and the two (2) year (twenty-four (24) consecutive month) duration of the applicable covenant(s) shall be extended by the length of time during which Importer, or its affiliate is in violation of same.  


  1. 4.6. Affiliate.  The term “affiliate” as used in Section B.4 means (i) if a natural person, any grandparent, parent, spouse, in-law, or the issue of any of the foregoing; (ii) if an entity, (a) any person or entity directly controlling, controlled by, managed by or under common control with such person or entity, (b) any person or entity owning or controlling five percent (5%) or more of the outstanding voting securities of such entity, or (c) any officer, director, partner, employee, agent, or representative of such entity.


  1. 5. Payment


  1. 5.1. iFinca Service Fee; Prices.  Importer shall pay iFinca the iFinca Service Fee.  The total iFinca Service Fee shall be provided upon receiving an Order Fulfillment using the Technology. iFinca reserves the sole right, without restriction, to change the iFinca Fee from time to time and to make any final decision regarding pricing in all matters pertaining to the terms of this Agreement.  


  1. 5.2. Payment.  The provisions in this Section B.5.2 shall control to the extent of any inconsistency with those in Section A.3.


  1. 5.2.1. When Due.  The iFinca Service Fee and any other payments due to iFinca shall be made in U.S. Dollars ten (30) days from Shipping Date.  


  1. 5.2.2. Payment Method.  Subject to Section B.3.3, Importer agrees to pay the iFinca Fee pursuant to payment instructions or any other pertinent instructions or requirements that iFinca will provide to Importer (collectively, the “Payment Instructions”).


  1. 5.3. Invoices.  iFinca’s invoice to Importer (the “Invoice”) shall be delivered via the Technology, email or other means acceptable to the parties and shall include: (i) a description of the Coffee Products; (ii) the quantity and price of the Coffee Products ordered, including the total iFinca Fee; (iii) the Shipping Date; (iv) the Payment Instructions; and (v) any other pertinent instructions or requirements that do not conflict with this Agreement and which iFinca may require from time to time.


  1. 5.4. Taxes.  Each party shall be responsible for the payment of their own taxes as further detailed in Section B.9.3.


  1. 5.5. Disputes.  The parties shall meet promptly and diligently to resolve any disputes in accordance with Section B.9.4.  


  1. 6. Insurance, Warranties, Duties, and Audit Rights


  1. 6.1. Insurance.  Each party shall maintain such insurance as is commercially reasonable and appropriate for its performance of this Agreement.  However, each party’s obligations and responsibilities under this Agreement shall not be limited in any manner to such insurance, including its availability or coverage.  Importer shall maintain sufficient insurance to cover the Order and all shipping costs associated with the Order.  Importer’s insurance obligations with respect to each Order shall commence when the Coffee Products have been delivered to the Carrier as detailed in Sections B.3.4 and B.3.5.


  1. 6.2. Warranties.  Importer understands that the exporter, and not iFinca, is responsible for any and all warranties regarding the Coffee Products, including but not limited to exercising commercially reasonable efforts to supply the quality of Coffee Products requested by Importer, subject to commercially reasonable variation, in accordance with industry standards.  IFINCA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING THE COFFEE PRODUCTS.


  1. 6.3. Duties.  


  1. 6.3.1. Representations.  Each party represents and warrants that it shall use commercially reasonable efforts not to: (i) engage in any deceptive, misleading, or unethical practices; (ii) make any false or misleading representations with regard to the other party or its services; or (iii) make any representations, warranties, or guarantees to customers with respect to the capabilities of any party that the other party reasonably knows to be inconsistent with the other party’s capabilities.  


  1. 6.3.2. Indemnity.  Each party shall defend, indemnify, hold harmless, and insure the other from any and all damages, expenses or liability resulting from or arising out of: (i) any negligence or misconduct by the indemnifying party; or (ii) from any breach or default of this Agreement caused or occasioned by the acts or omission of such party.


  1. 6.3.3. Containers and Packaging. Importer understands that the Importer or exporter, and not iFinca, is responsible for ensuring that the Coffee Products are contained and packaged in conditions that are designed to preserve the Coffee Products in commercially reasonable condition for the duration of the expected shipping time and provided suitable storage throughout the duration of shipping to Importer’s designated location.


  1. 6.4. Audit Rights.  Importer shall use iFinca Marks only on applicable Coffee Products ordered and received via the Technology pursuant to an Order.  iFinca may examine Importer’s products relating to the Coffee Products at any time to determine whether the iFinca Marks have been used in accordance with this Agreement.  


  1. 7. Termination


  1. 7.1. For Cause.  Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately by written notice to the other party if the other party breaches any material provision of this Agreement.  


  1. 7.2. No Cause.  Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately by written notice if the other party: (a) liquidates, terminates, or materially reduces its business operations; (b) is adjudicated bankrupt, voluntarily files for reorganization, attempts an assignment for the benefit of its credits, or receivership, reorganization or any other similar proceeding is filed; or (c) fails to pay any amounts due under this Agreement and such amounts remain unpaid for longer than forty-five (45) days from the date payment is due pursuant to Section B.5.2.1.  


  1. 7.3. Effect of Termination.  Upon expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason:


  1. 7.3.1. Grant of Rights.  All licenses and other rights to the use of Intellectual Property Rights granted pursuant to this Agreement become null and void.


  1. 7.3.2. Orders.  iFinca retains the sole right to determine whether to cancel, without liability, any Orders which have not been fulfilled prior to the effective date of termination.


  1. 7.3.3. Outstanding Amounts.  All outstanding obligations or commitments to pay any amounts to either party shall immediately become due and payable.  


  1. 7.3.4. Business Practices.  Each party shall immediately cease and refrain from using any Business Practices of the other party, including any Confidential Information.


  1. 7.4. Survival.  Notwithstanding any termination of this Agreement, the following provisions of this Agreement shall survive for the relevant period of time set forth therein, if any: Section B.4 (Covenant Not-to-Compete; Prohibition Against Solicitation and Hiring; Non-Circumvention; Exclusivity); Section B.6.3.2 (Indemnity); Section B.6.4. (Audit Rights); Section 8 (Limited Liability); Section 9.1 (Publicity); Section B.9.3 (Tax Payment Obligations); Section B.9.4 (Dispute Resolution); Section 9.5 (Representation and Promotion); Section B.9.10 (Waiver); and Part C, Exhibit A.


  1. 8. LIMITED LIABILITY


notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement, to the extent permitted by applicable law, (a) in no event shall iFinca be liable for direct damages of any kind even if Importer has been advised of the possibility of such damages.  In no event shall iFinca be liable for special (including punitive), consequential, incidental or indirect damages of any kind, including lost profits, loss of use, and personal injury even if Importer has been advised of the possibility of such damages and (b) In any event, should an arbitral tribunal or court determine that damages are appropriate, the liability of iFinca to Importer for any reason and upon any cause of action shall be limited to the amount actually paid to iFinca by Importer under this Agreement.  This limitation applies to all causes of action against iFinca in the aggregate, including without limitation, breach of contract, and breach of warranty (which should be none as this is expressly disclaimed in this Agreement), negligence, strict liability, misrepresentations and other torts.  Both parties understand and agree that the remedies and limitations herein allocate the risks between the parties as authorized by applicable laws.  The prices herein reflect, and are set in reliance upon, this allocation of risk and the exclusion of consequential and other damages as set forth in this Agreement.


  1. 9. Other Provisions


  1. 9.1. Publicity.  Except as provided herein, each party agrees not to publicize or disclose the terms of Part A of this Agreement to any third party without the prior written consent of the other, except as required by law.  


  1. 9.2. Independent Contractors.  Importer is, and will remain, an independent contractor and is not and will not be an agent of iFinca.  Importer will conduct its operations on its own behalf and for its own account.  Importer has no power or authority to act for iFinca for any purpose and Importer will not, on behalf of or in the name of iFinca, either enter into any contract or undertaking or agreement of any sort or make any promise, warranty or representation with respect to iFinca or iFinca’s Business Practices, including without limitation the Technology or the Coffee Products, or any other matter.


  1. 9.3. Tax Payment Obligations.  Pursuant to Section B.9.2, iFinca shall have an independent contractor status and not be an employee of Importer for any purposes, including but not limited to the application of the following U.S. and applicable state laws, regulations, rules or legal concepts: the Federal Insurance Contribution Act, the Social Security Act, the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, any applicable U.S. state revenue or taxation code relating to income tax withholding at the source of income, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Code, benefit programs, and third party liability claims.  Each party shall file its own U.S. federal and state corporate tax returns and pay any and all taxes owed in accordance with all provisions of applicable U.S. federal and state law and non-U.S. law.  Importer hereby represents and warrants that it shall indemnify iFinca for any damages or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other legal costs and expenses or penalties that may be incurred by iFinaca arising from or related to Importer’s failure to timely remit any applicable taxes.


  1. 9.4. Dispute Resolution.  In the event of disagreement with respect to any aspect of this Agreement, in accordance with Section B.5.5, the parties agree to discuss such disputes in good faith to reach an amicable resolution.  Importer recognizes that money damages are not an adequate remedy for any breach or threatened breach of any obligation under this Agreement involving iFinca’s Business Practices, including its proprietary rights or Confidential Information. Importer therefore agrees that in addition to any other remedies available under this Agreement, by law or otherwise, iFinca shall be entitled to an injunction against any breach or threatened breach by Importer of such obligations without the necessity of posting bond, other security or proof of damages.  Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of, relating to or in connection with this Agreement (including, without limitation, disputes, controversies or claims arising out of the breach, termination or validity of this Agreement), whether legal or equitable, shall be finally resolved by arbitration.  The arbitrator or arbitration tribunal, as set forth in this paragraph, shall have the power to rule on any challenge to its own jurisdiction or to the validity or enforceability of any portion of the agreement to arbitrate. THE PARTIES AGREE TO ARBITRATE SOLELY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND EXPRESSLY WAIVE THE RIGHT TO ARBITRATE ON ANY TYPE OF CLASS, REPRESENTATIVE OR OTHER MULTI-PARTY BASIS. THE ARBITRATOR OR ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON'S OR ONE ENTITY’S CLAIMS, AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING. NOTWITHSTANDING THE ARBITRATOR’S OR ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL'S POWER TO RULE ON ITS OWN JURISDICTION AND THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, THE ARBITRATOR OR ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL HAS NO POWER TO RULE ON THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE SOLELY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.  IN THE EVENT THE PROHIBITION ON CLASS ARBITRATION IS DEEMED INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THE REMAINING PORTIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL REMAIN IN FORCE. Either Party may institute an arbitration proceeding by filing a claim for binding arbitration with the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”) pursuant to its Commercial Arbitration Rules (the “Rules”).  The Expedited Procedures of the Rules shall apply when the amount in controversy set forth in R-1(b) of the Rules is met or when the parties mutually agree in writing that such procedures should govern the arbitration.  The parties expressly disclaim the rules of the AAA’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”).  At the time of filing the claim the filing Party shall provide the other with a copy of the filing.  Any arbitration shall be undertaken pursuant to the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act, as amended, and the decision of the arbitrator shall be final, binding, and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction.  The parties have agreed to execute this Agreement exclusively in the English language, which shall control for all purposes, and any dispute or communications, written and oral, between the parties or the arbitrator shall be conducted exclusively in the English language, including, without limitation, the award of the arbitrator. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the U.S. State of New York without regard to conflict of law principles (that might dictate the application of the laws of another jurisdiction). The place of arbitration shall be in Washington, D.C., and each of the parties waives any objection it may now or hereafter have to venue or to convenience of forum, agrees that all claims in respect of any such legal proceeding shall be heard and determined only pursuant to the AAA Rules and agrees not to bring any legal proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement in any court or before any other arbitral body. There shall be one (1) arbitrator unless the amount in controversy exceeds One Million Dollars ($1,000,000), in which case either Party may elect to require a panel of three (3) arbitrators.  The single arbitrator shall be selected by mutual agreement of the parties, and if the parties cannot agree, the arbitrator shall be selected as prescribed in the Rules.  In the event the amount in controversy permits one party to elect to require a panel of three (3) arbitrators, and a party exercises such right, each party shall select one arbitrator and the two arbitrators shall select an independent third arbitrator to act as the chief arbitrator. The parties shall share equally the fees and expenses of the arbitrator(s) until conclusion of the matter.  The arbitrator shall award to the prevailing Party all of its costs and fees.  “Costs and fees” mean all reasonable pre- and post-award expenses of the arbitration, including the arbitrator’s fees, administrative fees, travel expenses, out-of-pocket expenses such as copying and telephone, court costs, witness fees, attorneys’ fees, and interest (calculated consistent with 28 U.S.C. § 1961).  The decision of the arbitrator shall be accompanied by a reasoned opinion, subject to the limitations stated in this Agreement, based on applicable law and judicial precedent, final and binding upon the parties, and not subject to appeal.  Except as may be required by law, neither a Party nor an arbitrator may disclose the existence, content, or results of any arbitration hereunder without the prior written consent of both parties.


  1. 9.5. Representation and Promotion.  Importer shall not do anything that may prevent sales or interfere with the development of sales of the Coffee Products or the Technology. During the Term and following any termination of this Agreement, for any reason, neither party shall make any disparaging remarks, whether in writing or verbally, about the other party, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, and each of their employees, owners, officers and agents.


  1. 9.6. No Assignment.  Importer may not assign or transfer (by operation of law or otherwise) any of the rights or responsibilities set forth herein without the express written consent of iFinca, and any purported attempt to do so shall be deemed null and void ab initio.


  1. 9.7. Severability.  If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to the dispute settlement provisions contained in Section B.9.4, then the remaining provisions will nevertheless remain in full force and effect, and the parties will negotiate in good faith a substitute, valid and enforceable provision which most nearly effects the parties’ intent in entering into this Agreement.


  1. 9.8. Headings.  The captions and headings used in this Agreement are for convenience in reference only, and are not to be construed in any way as terms or be used to interpret the provisions of this Agreement.


  1. 9.9. Non-Restrictive Relationship.  Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to preclude iFinca from independently developing, acquiring from other third parties, distributing or marketing services or other products which may perform the same or similar functions as those provided for under this Agreement.


  1. 9.10. Waiver.  Neither party’s failure to exercise any of its rights hereunder shall constitute or be deemed a waiver or forfeiture of any such or other rights.


  1. 9.11. Force Majeure.  Except for the duty to pay, nonperformance of either party will be excused to the extent that performance is rendered impossible by strike, fire, flood, governmental acts or orders or restrictions or other similar reason where failure to perform is beyond the control and not caused by the negligence of the non-performing party, provided that the non-performing party gives prompt notice of such conditions to the other party and makes all reasonable efforts to perform.


  1. 9.12. Precedence.  In the event of a conflict between the provisions of this Agreement and any Order, the provisions of this Agreement shall take precedence.  In the event of a conflict between the provisions of any part of this Agreement, the terms of Part B shall take precedent over Part A and Part C, and Part C shall take precedence of Part A.


  1. 9.13. Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, which together shall constitute one agreement binding on the Parties.  Counterparts may be delivered via electronic mail (including pdf or any electronic signature complying with the U.S. federal ESIGN Act of 2000, e.g., www.docusign.com or The Technology) or other transmission method and any counterpart so delivered shall be deemed to have been duly and validly delivered and be valid and effective for all purposes.  


  1. 9.14. Notice.  Except for placing and accepting an Order pursuant to Section B.3.2, all notices that are required to be given under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be sent to the respective address set forth in Part A or such other address as each party may designate by notice given in accordance with this section.  Any such notice may be delivered by hand, by overnight courier, or by first class pre-paid letter, and shall be deemed to have been received: (i) by hand delivery, at the time of delivery; (ii) by overnight courier, on the succeeding business day; and (iii) by first class mail, two business days after the date of mailing. As a courtesy, when practicable, the parties shall send a copy of any notice by email.  


  1. 9.15. Authorized Representative.  Each party represents, warrants and covenants that: (i) execution, delivery and performance hereof has been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action and shall not contravene any law or the provisions of any agreement; (ii) the individual(s) executing such was duly authorized to do so; and (iii) this Agreement is a legal, valid and binding agreement and enforceable in accordance with its terms.


  1. 9.16. Entire Agreement & Modification.  This Agreement represents the entire understanding and agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior oral and written agreements, negotiations, commitments and representations, if any, with respect thereto.  This Agreement cannot be modified by Importer except by a written instrument signed by duly authorized representatives of both parties hereto.  No oral communication or electronic acceptance of a purported agreement using an “I Accept” or similar acceptance method shall constitute an amendment hereto.  Notwithstanding the preceding, iFinca reserves right, in its sole discretion, to modify the terms of Part B or Part C, which shall become effective upon notice to Importer or ten (10) calendar days after posting on iFinca’s website or via the Technology, whichever is sooner.


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SECTION 3 -  EXPORTER TERMS & CONDITIONS

(Last update January 15, 2021)



  1. 10. Purpose


iFinca operates the Technology, which permits a  transparent coffee supply chain.  It uses CoffeeChain®, a blockchain ledger system for verification, data security, and accuracy.  iFinca is dedicated to excellent quality, ethical sourcing, and complete transparency.  iFinca platform features the finest farms around the world, sources only the highest quality green coffee beans, and connects all who participate in the supply chain.  iFinaca does so while providing complete transparency in pricing and traceability of the best coffee products.  Using iFinca’s Technology, iFinca connects all parties in the supply chain and traces green coffee beans on their journey from farmer to mill, exporter, importer, roaster, and ultimately to the café which is then able to deliver the finest cup of coffee.  iFinca’s unique Technology validates payments, measures weights, and captures all facts about the coffee.  Exporter is in the business of importing coffee to the United States.  Exporter desires to purchase all of its coffee beans purchased via an electronic technology platform, including using blockchain or other verification-, traceability-, security-, and accuracy-related tools, from iFinca on an exclusive basis via the Technology, which permits the capability to track the origin of its coffee bean purchases for its customers.  iFinca desires to facilitate increased sales on the platform of Coffee Products, and Exporter desires to use the Technology and iFinca Marks on a non-exclusive basis pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.  


  1. 11. Definitions


Los siguientes términos tienen estos significados:


  1. 11.1. “Business Practices” means the definition provided for in Part C, Exhibit A, Paragraph 1.


  1. 11.2. “Carrier” means the definition provided for in Section B.3.5.


  1. 11.3. “CoffeeChain Number” means the number located on the CoffeeChain QR code and relating to iFinca Order Number.


  1. 11.4. “Coffee Products” means green coffee beans or other goods or services offered by iFinca.


  1. 11.5. “Confidential Information” means the definition provided for in Part C, Exhibit A, Paragraph 1.


  1. 11.6. “Documentation” means such written material or online content iFinca ordinarily makes available on the Technology platform to its customers, including amendments and revisions thereto.


  1. 11.7. “iFinca Mark” means, with respect to iFinca, the tradename “iFinca” and the trademarks and graphics set forth on Exhibit B.


  1. 11.8. “iFinca Order Identification Mark” means, with respect to iFinca, the order number related to coffee order on the platform and placement on the exporting coffee bag.


  1. 11.9. “iFinca Order Number” means, with respect to iFinca, the number assigned to a specific Coffee Product order.



  1. 11.10. “iFinca Service Fee” means the definition provided for in Section A.5, as the same may be amended from time to time by iFinca.


  1. 11.11. “Initial Term” means the definition provided for in Section A.4.


  1. 11.12. “Intellectual Property Rights” means the definition provided for in Part C, Exhibit A, Paragraph 1.


  1. 11.13. “Invoice” means the definition provided for in Section B.5.3.


  1. 11.14. “Order” means a written or electronic order issued by Importer to Exporter using the Technology for the purchase of Coffee Products.


  1. 11.15. “Order Fulfillment” means a written or electronic order issued by Importer to Exporter using the Technology for the purchase of Coffee Products.


  1. 11.16. “Payment Instructions” means the definition provided for in Section B.5.2.2.


  1. 11.17. “RFP” means an electronic request for proposal for Coffee Product prices.


  1. 11.18. “Proposal” means a written or electronic request for an RFP for Coffee Product from Importer to Exporter using the Technology for the purchase of Coffee Products.


  1. 11.19. “Renewal Term” means the definition provided for in Section A.4.


  1. 11.20. “Requests” means a written or electronic issued by Exporter to producers and/or cooperatives using the Technology for the purchase of Coffee Products.


  1. 11.21. “Shipping Confirmation” means the definition provided for in Section B.3.7.2.


  1. 11.22. “Shipping Date” means the definition provided for in Section B.3.7.1.


  1. 11.23. “Technology” means iFinca’s CoffeeChain® technology platform upon which Exporter places Orders.


  1. 11.24. “Term” means the definition provided for in Section A.4.


  1. 12. Agreement; Orders; Requests; Shipment; iFinca Marks; Support


  1. 12.1. Agreement.  Exporter agrees to place Requests for Coffee Products using the Technology; and (ii) Exporter agrees to manage an Order Fulfillment using the Technology; pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and iFinca agrees to use the Technology process Orders subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.


  1. 12.2. Orders.  Exporter shall use the Technology to accept all Orders for Coffee Products and agrees on an exclusive basis to use the Technology to purchase any green coffee beans that Exporter purchases via an electronic technology platform, including using blockchain or other verification-, traceability-, security-, and accuracy-related tools.  Each Order shall be placed in accordance with the requirements prescribed by the Technology and shall include: (i) a description of the Coffee Product desired; (ii) the quantity of Coffee Product; and (iii) other pertinent instructions or requirements that may be required in iFinca’s sole discretion.  To the extent of any inconsistency between the terms of an Order and the terms of this Agreement, the terms specified in this Agreement shall take control to the extent of any inconsistency.

  1. 12.3. Order Acknowledgment.  An Order shall be deemed to have been placed as of the date of acceptance by the exporter to the Order from the Importer on the Technology.  If accepted, iFinca shall exercise commercially reasonable efforts to provide Exporter with an Order Acknowledgement provided by exporter.  The Order Acknowledgement shall include a description of the Order placed, the final price of the Order, including the total amount of the iFinca Fee, and the Payment Instructions.  Failure by Exporter to accept an Order constitutes a rejection of such Order.  


  1. 12.4. Proposal.  An Exporter shall review all Proposal(s) placed on the Technology from one or more Importer(s).  The exporter will respond to such Proposal(s); and submit an RFP to Importer on the Technology.  


  1. 12.5. Request.  Exporter shall use the Technology to place all Requests for Coffee Products and agrees on an exclusive basis to use the Technology to purchase any green coffee beans that Exporter purchases via an electronic technology platform, including using blockchain or other verification-, traceability-, security-, and accuracy-related tools.  Each Request shall be placed in accordance with the requirements prescribed by the Technology and shall include: (i) a description of the Coffee Product desired; (ii) the quantity of Coffee Product; (iii) the desired delivery date; and (iv) other pertinent instructions or requirements that may be required in iFinca’s sole discretion.  To the extent of any inconsistency between the terms of an Order and the terms of this Agreement, the terms specified in this Agreement shall take control to the extent of any inconsistency.


  1. 12.6. Incoterms.  Except as otherwise provided in Section 3.5.1, the Coffee Products shall be delivered as per Incoterms FAS (Carrier) or “Free Along Side” to the Carrier (as such terms are defined pursuant to the 2020 incoterms rules published by the International Chamber of Commerce).  For the avoidance of doubt, the cost of freight and insurance and the cost of all import duties and fees and other charges shall be paid by Exporter.  


  1. 12.7. Shipping.  


  1. 12.7.1. Importer shall be responsible for designating its preferred shipping carrier (the “Carrier”) to transport the Coffee Products from country of origin to Exporter’s designated location for export (e.g., port).  Exporter shall be responsible for ddelivery of the Coffee Products to the Carrier.  Delivery occurs when the Coffee Products have been delivered to the Carrier for transport, which date shall be designated the “Shipping Date”.  Risk of loss and/or deterioration of or damage to the Coffee Products and ownership of the Coffee Products shall pass to Importer upon Exporter’s delivery of the Coffee Products to the Carrier.


  1. 12.7.2. Following delivery of the Coffee Products to the Carrier by exporter and notification of same to iFinca, Exporter shall send Importer and notification of same to iFinca, a confirmation of shipment (“Shipping Confirmation”), which shall include the order number, description of goods, gross weight, invoice value, name of vessel, and shipment port.  Such Shipping Confirmation may be sent via the Technology, email, or any other means in iFinca’s sole discretion.


  1. 12.8. iFinca Marks. Exporter shall have the right to use the iFinca Marks on Coffee Products obtained from the Technology via an Order.  Exporter is authorized to use the iFinca Marks in connection with the promotion and sale of the Coffee Products.  Exporter shall exercise best efforts to safeguard and protect the reputation of the Coffee Products and the iFinca Marks, and Exporter shall provide written notice to iFinca within a reasonable period of time subsequent to Exporter becoming aware of any violation of iFinca’s Intellectual Property Rights. The terms “safeguard and protect” as used in this Agreement means Exporter shall refrain from all conduct which may be harmful to the Coffee Products or the iFinca Marks, their reputation or their marketing.  Exporter agrees that it shall not use the iFinca Marks on any other products or for any other purpose.  Exporter shall be responsible for ensuring that its use of iFinca Marks satisfy applicable laws and regulations in Exporter’s jurisdiction, and iFinca reserves the right to terminate Exporter’s use of the Marks should Exporter violate its obligations contained herein, which supplement and do not derogate from the rights accorded iFinca in Sections 6.3 and 6.4.


  1. 12.9. iFinca Identification Mark.  Exporter shall be responsible for labeling each bag to be exported with the designated iFinca order number. Example “IF-280”.  iFinca order mark shall meet International Coffee Organization requirements.


  1. 12.10. Technology.  iFinca shall exercise commercially reasonable efforts to develop or maintain the Technology, as appropriate, so that Exporters may place proposals, exporters can respond to such proposals, and Exporters may accept to constitute an Order and the Technology can provide the Documentation.


  1. 13. Covenant Not-to-Compete; Prohibition Against Solicitation and Hiring; Non-Circumvention; Exclusivity


  1. 13.1. Covenant Not-to-Compete.  Exporter recognizes that iFinca’s Business Practices are unique and that Exporter and its affiliates will become familiar with iFinca’s Business Practices, which includes without limitation the Technology.  In recognition of the foregoing and as substantial and material consideration and as a confidential precedent for iFinca to enter into this Agreement and share its Business Practices with Exporter, Exporter covenants and agrees that during the term of this Agreement as well as for a period of two (2) years (twenty-four (24) consecutive months) after the effective date of any termination of this Agreement, that Exporter and its affiliates shall not, directly or indirectly, on behalf of itself or any affiliate, own, manage, operate, control, enter into any business relationship or become affiliated in any way with any other company that provides services similar to the Business Practices or uses technology or electronic platforms similar to the Technology and shall itself refrying from engaging in such activities.  


  1. 13.2. Prohibition Against Solicitation and Hiring.  Exporter covenants and agrees that during the term of this Agreement as well as for a period of two (2) years (twenty-four (24) consecutive months) after the effective date of the termination of this Agreement, that Exporter shall not, directly or indirectly, on behalf of itself or any affiliate:


  1. 13.2.1. Employees.  Contact, engage in employment-related discussions with, solicit or otherwise communicate with any of the employees of iFinca with the purpose of discussing the termination of such employees’ employment with iFinca.  During such time, Exporter also shall not, directly or indirectly, on behalf of itself or any affiliate, engage, employ or otherwise hire any of the employees of iFinca, regardless of where Exporter is located or what business Exporter is pursuing; or


  1. 13.2.2. Others Technology Users.  In addition to the provisions of Section B.4.3, solicit or otherwise in any manner persuade or attempt to persuade any farmer, mill, cooperative, importer, other exporter, roaster or customer of iFinca to discontinue its relationship with iFinca.


  1. 13.3. Non-Circumvention.  In addition to the provisions of Section B.4.2.2, Exporter covenants and agrees that during the term of this Agreement as well as for a period of two (2) years (twenty-four (24) consecutive months) after the effective date of any termination of this Agreement, Exporter shall not, directly or indirectly, on behalf of itself or any affiliate, circumvent iFinca by establishing a business model similar to iFinca’s by contacting any of iFinca’s farmers, mills, cooperative importers, other exporters, roasters, customers or investors or any other contact learned or initiated through iFinca or iFinca’s Business Practices, including, without limitation, any individuals or entities that the Exporter meets through iFinca or its affiliates. For the avoidance of doubt, Exporter agrees not to participate in or launch any services or arrangements that are similar in form and substance to the Technology and the Business Practices.


  1. 13.4. Exclusivity. Exporter agrees to use the Technology as its sole source to order, purchase or otherwise procure green coffee beans or Coffee Products via an electronic technology platform, including using blockchain or other verification-, security-, and accuracy-related tools, which permits the capability to track the origin of its green coffee bean purchases for its customers.


  1. 13.5. Review.  In addition to and without derogating from the dispute settlement provisions of Sections B.5.5 and B.9.4, Exporter, on behalf of itself and any affiliate, acknowledges and agrees that the provisions of Section B.4, including the covenant not-to-compete, the prohibition against solicitation and hiring, and the covenant of non-circumvention, are appropriate and reasonable when considered in light of the nature and extent of the business conducted by iFinca and the legitimate interests of iFinca.  Exporter further agrees that:


  1. 13.5.1. Public Policy.  Such covenants do not unduly restrict Exporter’s or any of its affiliate’s ability to source material or do business in light of Exporter’s or any of its affiliate’s operations.  If, however, any arbitrator of competent jurisdiction determines the provisions to be invalid, unreasonable, or against public policy, such as the specified time or the specified geographical area of the covenant is overbroad, then such portion of the applicable covenant shall be considered modified as necessary, such as being reduced as to time and geographical area.  Thus, a modified covenant, such as a lesser time period or geographical area, that is determined to be valid, reasonable, and not against public policy shall be enforced against Exporter.


  1. 13.5.2. Injunction.  A violation of these covenants would cause irreparable injury to the interests of iFinca in its customer, supplier, and professional relationships and that a remedy at law would be inadequate.  Exporter further acknowledges that the covenants are a condition precedent and bargained-for element of this Agreement without which iFinca would not have entered into this Agreement and is in addition to and not in limitation of any other rights or remedies of iFinca, whether stated in the Agreement or otherwise.  In the event of a breach by Exporter or by any of its affiliates of any of these covenants, iFinca shall be entitled to injunctive and all other equitable relief, without the necessity of posting bond, other security or proof of damages, and the two (2) year (twenty-four (24) consecutive month) duration of the applicable covenant(s) shall be extended by the length of time during which Exporter or its affiliate is in violation of same.  


  1. 13.6. Affiliate.  The term “affiliate” as used in Section B.4 means (i) if a natural person, any grandparent, parent, spouse, in-law, or the issue of any of the foregoing; (ii) if an entity, (a) any person or entity directly controlling, controlled by, managed by or under common control with such person or entity, (b) any person or entity owning or controlling five percent (5%) or more of the outstanding voting securities of such entity, or (c) any officer, director, partner, employee, agent, or representative of such entity.


  1. 14. Payment


  1. 14.1. iFinca Service Fee; Prices.  Exporter shall pay iFinca the iFinca Service Fee.  The total iFinca Service Fee shall be provided upon accepting an Order using the Technology. iFinca reserves the sole right, without restriction, to change the Service Fee from time to time and to make any final decision regarding pricing in all matters pertaining to the terms of this Agreement.  


  1. 14.2. Payment.  The provisions in this Section B.5.2 shall control to the extent of any inconsistency with those in Section A.3.


  1. 14.2.1. When Due.  The ifinca Service Fee and any other payments due to iFinca shall be made in U.S. Dollars ten (10) days from Shipping Date or five (5) days after Shipping Confirmation, whichever is sooner.  


  1. 14.2.2. Payment Method.  Subject to Section B.3.3, Exporter agrees to pay the Service Fee pursuant to payment instructions or any other pertinent instructions or requirements that iFinca will provide to Exporter (collectively, the “Payment Instructions”).


  1. 14.3. Invoices.  iFinca’s invoice to Exporter (the “Invoice”) shall be delivered via the Technology, email or other means acceptable to the parties and shall include: (i) a description of the Coffee Products; (ii) the quantity and price of the Coffee Products ordered, including the total Service Fee; (iii); the Payment Instructions; and (iv) any other pertinent instructions or requirements that do not conflict with this Agreement and which iFinca may require from time to time.


  1. 14.4. Taxes.  Each party shall be responsible for the payment of their own taxes as further detailed in Section B.9.3.


  1. 14.5. Disputes.  The parties shall meet promptly and diligently to resolve any disputes in accordance with Section B.9.4.  


  1. 15. Insurance, Warranties, Duties, and Audit Rights


  1. 15.1. Insurance.  Each party shall maintain such insurance as is commercially reasonable and appropriate for its performance of this Agreement.  However, each party’s obligations and responsibilities under this Agreement shall not be limited in any manner to such insurance, including its availability or coverage.  Exporter shall maintain sufficient insurance to cover the Order and all shipping costs associated with the Order.  Exporter’s insurance obligations with respect to each Order shall commence when the Coffee Products have been delivered to the Carrier as detailed in Sections B.3.4 and B.3.5.


  1. 15.2. Warranties.  Exporter understands that the exporter, and not iFinca, is responsible for any and all warranties regarding the Coffee Prodcuts, including but not limited to exercising commercially reasonable efforts to supply the quality of Coffee Products requested by Exporter, subject to commercially reasonable variation, in accordance with industry standards.  IFINCA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING THE COFFEE PRODUCTS.


  1. 15.3. Duties.  


  1. 15.3.1. Representations.  Each party represents and warrants that it shall use commercially reasonable efforts not to: (i) engage in any deceptive, misleading, or unethical practices; (ii) make any false or misleading representations with regard to the other party or its services; or (iii) make any representations, warranties, or guarantees to customers with respect to the capabilities of any party that the other party reasonably knows to be inconsistent with the other party’s capabilities.  


  1. 15.3.2. Indemnity.  Each party shall defend, indemnify, hold harmless, and insure the other from any and all damages, expenses or liability resulting from or arising out of: (i) any negligence or misconduct by the indemnifying party; or (ii) from any breach or default of this Agreement caused or occasioned by the acts or omission of such party.


  1. 15.3.3. Containers and Packaging. Exporter understands that the Exporter, and not iFinca, is responsible for ensuring that the Coffee Products are contained and packaged in conditions that are designed to preserve the Coffee Products in commercially reasonable condition for the duration of the expected shipping time and provided suitable storage throughout the duration of shipping to Exporter’s designated location.


  1. 15.4. Audit Rights.  Exporter shall use iFinca Marks only on applicable Coffee Products ordered and received via the Technology pursuant to an Order.  iFinca may examine Exporter’s products relating to the Coffee Products at any time to determine whether the iFinca Marks have been used in accordance with this Agreement.  


  1. 16. Termination


  1. 16.1. For Cause.  Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately by written notice to the other party if the other party breaches any material provision of this Agreement.  


  1. 16.2. No Cause.  Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately by written notice if the other party: (a) liquidates, terminates, or materially reduces its business operations; (b) is adjudicated bankrupt, voluntarily files for reorganization, attempts an assignment for the benefit of its credits, or receivership, reorganization or any other similar proceeding is filed; or (c) fails to pay any amounts due under this Agreement and such amounts remain unpaid for longer than forty-five (45) days from the date payment is due pursuant to Section B.5.2.1.  


  1. 16.3. Effect of Termination.  Upon expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason:


  1. 16.3.1. Grant of Rights.  All licenses and other rights to the use of Intellectual Property Rights granted pursuant to this Agreement become null and void.


  1. 16.3.2. Orders.  iFinca retains the sole right to determine whether to cancel, without liability, any Orders which have not been fulfilled prior to the effective date of termination.


  1. 16.3.3. Outstanding Amounts.  All outstanding obligations or commitments to pay any amounts to either party shall immediately become due and payable.  


  1. 16.3.4. Business Practices.  Each party shall immediately cease and refrain from using any Business Practices of the other party, including any Confidential Information.


  1. 16.4. Survival.  Notwithstanding any termination of this Agreement, the following provisions of this Agreement shall survive for the relevant period of time set forth therein, if any: Section B.4 (Covenant Not-to-Compete; Prohibition Against Solicitation and Hiring; Non-Circumvention; Exclusivity); Section B.6.3.2 (Indemnity); Section B.6.4. (Audit Rights); Section 8 (Limited Liability); Section 9.1 (Publicity); Section B.9.3 (Tax Payment Obligations); Section B.9.4 (Dispute Resolution); Section 9.5 (Representation and Promotion); Section B.9.10 (Waiver); and Part C, Exhibit A.


  1. 17. LIMITED LIABILITY


notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement, to the extent permitted by applicable law, (a) in no event shall iFinca be liable for direct damages of any kind even if Exporter has been advised of the possibility of such damages, (b) in no event shall iFinca be liable for special (including punitive), consequential, incidental or indirect damages of any kind, including lost profits, loss of use, and personal injury even if Exporter has been advised of the possibility of such damages, and (c) in any event, should an arbitral tribunal or court determine that damages are appropriate, the liability of iFinca to Exporter for any reason and upon any cause of action shall be limited to the amount actually paid to iFinca by Exporter under this Agreement.  This limitation applies to all causes of action against iFinca in the aggregate, including without limitation, breach of contract, and breach of warranty (which should be none as this is expressly disclaimed in this Agreement), negligence, strict liability, misrepresentations and other torts.  Both parties understand and agree that the remedies and limitations herein allocate the risks between the parties as authorized by applicable laws.  The prices herein reflect, and are set in reliance upon, this allocation of risk and the exclusion of consequential and other damages as set forth in this Agreement.


  1. 18. Other Provisions


  1. 18.1. Publicity.  Except as provided herein, each party agrees not to publicize or disclose the terms of Part A of this Agreement to any third party without the prior written consent of the other, except as required by law.  


  1. 18.2. Independent Contractors.  Exporter is, and will remain, an independent contractor and is not and will not be an agent of iFinca.  Exporter will conduct its operations on its own behalf and for its own account.  Exporter has no power or authority to act for iFinca for any purpose and Exporter will not, on behalf of or in the name of iFinca, either enter into any contract or undertaking or agreement of any sort or make any promise, warranty or representation with respect to iFinca or iFinca’s Business Practices, including without limitation the Technology or the Coffee Products, or any other matter.


  1. 18.3. Tax Payment Obligations.  Pursuant to Section B.9.2, iFinca shall have an independent contractor status and not be an employee of Exporter for any purposes, including but not limited to the application of the following U.S. and applicable state laws, regulations, rules or legal concepts: the Federal Insurance Contribution Act, the Social Security Act, the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, any applicable U.S. state revenue or taxation code relating to income tax withholding at the source of income, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Code, benefit programs, and third party liability claims.  Each party shall file its own U.S. federal and state corporate tax returns and pay any and all taxes owed in accordance with all provisions of applicable U.S. federal and state law and non-U.S. law.  Exporter hereby represents and warrants that it shall indemnify iFinca for any damages or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other legal costs and expenses or penalties that may be incurred by iFinaca arising from or related to Exporter’s failure to timely remit any applicable taxes.


  1. 18.4. Dispute Resolution.  In the event of disagreement with respect to any aspect of this Agreement, in accordance with Section B.5.5, the parties agree to discuss such disputes in good faith to reach an amicable resolution.  Exporter recognizes that money damages are not an adequate remedy for any breach or threatened breach of any obligation under this Agreement involving iFinca’s Business Practices, including its proprietary rights or Confidential Information. Exporter therefore agrees that in addition to any other remedies available under this Agreement, by law or otherwise, iFinca shall be entitled to an injunction against any breach or threatened breach by Exporter of such obligations without the necessity of posting bond, other security or proof of damages.  Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of, relating to or in connection with this Agreement (including, without limitation, disputes, controversies or claims arising out of the breach, termination or validity of this Agreement), whether legal or equitable, shall be finally resolved by arbitration.  The arbitrator or arbitration tribunal, as set forth in this paragraph, shall have the power to rule on any challenge to its own jurisdiction or to the validity or enforceability of any portion of the agreement to arbitrate. THE PARTIES AGREE TO ARBITRATE SOLELY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND EXPRESSLY WAIVE THE RIGHT TO ARBITRATE ON ANY TYPE OF CLASS, REPRESENTATIVE OR OTHER MULTI-PARTY BASIS. THE ARBITRATOR OR ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON'S OR ONE ENTITY’S CLAIMS, AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING. NOTWITHSTANDING THE ARBITRATOR’S OR ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL'S POWER TO RULE ON ITS OWN JURISDICTION AND THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, THE ARBITRATOR OR ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL HAS NO POWER TO RULE ON THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE SOLELY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.  IN THE EVENT THE PROHIBITION ON CLASS ARBITRATION IS DEEMED INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THE REMAINING PORTIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL REMAIN IN FORCE. Either Party may institute an arbitration proceeding by filing a claim for binding arbitration with the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”) pursuant to its Commercial Arbitration Rules (the “Rules”).  The Expedited Procedures of the Rules shall apply when the amount in controversy set forth in R-1(b) of the Rules is met or when the parties mutually agree in writing that such procedures should govern the arbitration.  The parties expressly disclaim the rules of the AAA’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”).  At the time of filing the claim the filing Party shall provide the other with a copy of the filing.  Any arbitration shall be undertaken pursuant to the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act, as amended, and the decision of the arbitrator shall be final, binding, and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction.  The parties have agreed to execute this Agreement exclusively in the English language, which shall control for all purposes, and any dispute or communications, written and oral, between the parties or the arbitrator shall be conducted exclusively in the English language, including, without limitation, the award of the arbitrator. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the U.S. State of New York without regard to conflict of law principles (that might dictate the application of the laws of another jurisdiction). The place of arbitration shall be in Washington, D.C., and each of the parties waives any objection it may now or hereafter have to venue or to convenience of forum, agrees that all claims in respect of any such legal proceeding shall be heard and determined only pursuant to the AAA Rules and agrees not to bring any legal proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement in any court or before any other arbitral body. There shall be one (1) arbitrator unless the amount in controversy exceeds One Million Dollars ($1,000,000), in which case either Party may elect to require a panel of three (3) arbitrators.  The single arbitrator shall be selected by mutual agreement of the parties, and if the parties cannot agree, the arbitrator shall be selected as prescribed in the Rules.  In the event the amount in controversy permits one party to elect to require a panel of three (3) arbitrators, and a party exercises such right, each party shall select one arbitrator and the two arbitrators shall select an independent third arbitrator to act as the chief arbitrator. The parties shall share equally the fees and expenses of the arbitrator(s) until conclusion of the matter.  The arbitrator shall award to the prevailing Party all of its costs and fees.  “Costs and fees” mean all reasonable pre- and post-award expenses of the arbitration, including the arbitrator’s fees, administrative fees, travel expenses, out-of-pocket expenses such as copying and telephone, court costs, witness fees, attorneys’ fees, and interest (calculated consistent with 28 U.S.C. § 1961).  The decision of the arbitrator shall be accompanied by a reasoned opinion, subject to the limitations stated in this Agreement, based on applicable law and judicial precedent, final and binding upon the parties, and not subject to appeal.  Except as may be required by law, neither a Party nor an arbitrator may disclose the existence, content, or results of any arbitration hereunder without the prior written consent of both parties.


  1. 18.5. Representation and Promotion.  Exporter shall not do anything that may prevent sales or interfere with the development of sales of the Coffee Products or the Technology. During the Term and following any termination of this Agreement, for any reason, neither party shall make any disparaging remarks, whether in writing or verbally, about the other party, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, and each of their employees, owners, officers and agents.


  1. 18.6. No Assignment.  Exporter may not assign or transfer (by operation of law or otherwise) any of the rights or responsibilities set forth herein without the express written consent of iFinca, and any purported attempt to do so shall be deemed null and void ab initio.


  1. 18.7. Severability.  If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to the dispute settlement provisions contained in Section B.9.4, then the remaining provisions will nevertheless remain in full force and effect, and the parties will negotiate in good faith a substitute, valid and enforceable provision which most nearly effects the parties’ intent in entering into this Agreement.


  1. 18.8. Headings.  The captions and headings used in this Agreement are for convenience in reference only, and are not to be construed in any way as terms or be used to interpret the provisions of this Agreement.


  1. 18.9. Non-Restrictive Relationship.  Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to preclude iFinca from independently developing, acquiring from other third parties, distributing or marketing services or other products which may perform the same or similar functions as those provided for under this Agreement.


  1. 18.10. Waiver.  Neither party’s failure to exercise any of its rights hereunder shall constitute or be deemed a waiver or forfeiture of any such or other rights.


  1. 18.11. Force Majeure.  Except for the duty to pay, nonperformance of either party will be excused to the extent that performance is rendered impossible by strike, fire, flood, governmental acts or orders or restrictions or other similar reason where failure to perform is beyond the control and not caused by the negligence of the non-performing party, provided that the non-performing party gives prompt notice of such conditions to the other party and makes all reasonable efforts to perform.


  1. 18.12. Precedence.  In the event of a conflict between the provisions of this Agreement and any Order, the provisions of this Agreement shall take precedence.  In the event of a conflict between the provisions of any part of this Agreement, the terms of Part B shall take precedent over Part A and Part C, and Part C shall take precedence of Part A.


  1. 18.13. Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, which together shall constitute one agreement binding on the Parties.  Counterparts may be delivered via electronic mail (including pdf or any electronic signature complying with the U.S. federal ESIGN Act of 2000, e.g., www.docusign.com or The Technology) or other transmission method and any counterpart so delivered shall be deemed to have been duly and validly delivered and be valid and effective for all purposes.  


  1. 18.14. Notice.  Except for placing and accepting an Order pursuant to Section B.3.2, all notices that are required to be given under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be sent to the respective address set forth in Part A or such other address as each party may designate by notice given in accordance with this section.  Any such notice may be delivered by hand, by overnight courier, or by first class pre-paid letter, and shall be deemed to have been received: (i) by hand delivery, at the time of delivery; (ii) by overnight courier, on the succeeding business day; and (iii) by first class mail, two business days after the date of mailing. As a courtesy, when practicable, the parties shall send a copy of any notice by email.  


  1. 18.15. Authorized Representative.  Each party represents, warrants and covenants that: (i) execution, delivery and performance hereof has been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action and shall not contravene any law or the provisions of any agreement; (ii) the individual(s) executing such was duly authorized to do so; and (iii) this Agreement is a legal, valid and binding agreement and enforceable in accordance with its terms.


  1. 18.16. Entire Agreement & Modification.  This Agreement represents the entire understanding and agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior oral and written agreements, negotiations, commitments and representations, if any, with respect thereto.  This Agreement cannot be modified by Exporter except by a written instrument signed by duly authorized representatives of both parties hereto.  No oral communication or electronic acceptance of a purported agreement using an “I Accept” or similar acceptance method shall constitute an amendment hereto.  Notwithstanding the preceding, iFinca reserves right, in its sole discretion, to modify the terms of Part B or Part C, which shall become effective upon notice to Exporter or ten (10) calendar days after posting on iFinca’s website or via the Technology, whichever is sooner.



19. Contact Information:

iFinca Llc

1241 Adams Street, Suite 1096

Santa Helena, CA 94574

Teléfono: +1 888-684-4220

Correo electrónico: info@ifinca.co

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