RIVIR is a membership-based platform and database established and maintained by The Data Council, LLC ( “Data Council”) that allows its members access to independently verified and standardized product information through its online information exchange. RIVIR is a trademark and service of The Data Council.
Data Council requires that before any person may provide information to be included in RIVIR or gain access to the information maintained and supplied by Data Council, such person must become a member of RIVIR (each, a “Member” and the rights associated therewith, the “Membership”). Classes of members include: vendors/suppliers, brokers, distributors, and retailers (each, a “Class”). As a condition for acceptance of Membership, each Member accepts and agrees to be bound by the Rules, Regulations and Conditions set forth below, including any appendices that may be attached hereto (the “Rules”).
Subject to the Rules each Member understands and agrees:
1. That The Data Council owns, operates and maintains the RIVIR database.
2. That the Member shall be entitled to all of the rights and privileges due a member in good standing under the Rules.
3. To pay Membership Dues (as defined in the Rules) and other charges for goods and services in accordance with the applicable invoice.
4. THAT ALL MEMBERSHIPS ARE NON-ASSESSABLE, NON-VOTING, NON-PROPRIETARY, NON-TRANSFERABLE and can be terminated at any time at the discretion of The Data Council.
5. That these Rules along with the Membership Agreement (together, the “Agreement”) between the Member and The Data Council is assignable by The Data Council to any successor to the business or assets of The Data Council, but may not be assigned by Member without the written consent of The Data Council.
6. To be bound by the Rules as they exist and as they may from time-to-time be amended or supplemented by The Data Council, subject to the provisions in the Rules, and understands that failure to abide by the Rules may result in termination of all rights as a member.
Section 1. Terms of Membership.
(a) Access to Database and Information – General.
Each Member acknowledges that by agreeing to become a Member within a specified Class, the Member will be granted access to RIVIR and certain information contained therein (“Information”), based on such Class. So long as such Member maintains its status as a Member in good standing, such Member will have access to RIVIR and the Information will be provided as a part of the Membership, subject to the applicable Rules as to the use of the Information. The Member, for itself and its Authorized Users (as defined below), agrees that its access to RIVIR and the Information is subject to the terms and conditions of the RIVIR End-User License Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit A (the “License Agreement”), and it shall not license, sell, or otherwise transfer, deliver, give or provide access to RIVIR or to any of the Information to any person or entity which is not a Member, except for:
Member further acknowledges it will receive access to certain Information (“Subscribed Data”) provided to The Data Council for inclusion in RIVIR from certain third-party founding members of RIVIR, and Member agrees (i) to use such Subscribed Data for its internal use only, (ii) not to create any derivative works or combine such Subscribed Data with any other database or system except for RIVIR, (iii) not to disclose the Subscribed Data to any third parties, except for certain permitted uses as determined by The Data Council, and (iv) not to determine the group, category, subcategory hierarchy of such Subscribed Data, which Subscribed Data will be identified as such.
Based on Membership Class. The provisions of this Section 1 notwithstanding, each Member shall have access to the Information as follows:
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Date Last Modified: May 2021