Beta Non-Disclosure Agreement
In connection with Block, Inc. and Square Canada, Inc. (collectively, ‘Square’)’s research and development or testing activities, as proposed or agreed to by Square from time to time, the undersigned user (‘Recipient’) of Square Beta Products (defined below) hereby agrees with Square that:
Square may disclose to Recipient in tangible or intangible form (a) product plans, products in development, prototypes, beta products, and associated materials, data or information (collectively, ‘Beta Products’), (b) other information that is marked as confidential or (c) other information that Square considers confidential and that would, under the circumstances, appear to a reasonable person to be confidential ((a) to (c) collectively, ‘Confidential Information’). For the avoidance of doubt, Confidential Information also includes all notes, analyses, compilations, studies, interpretations, feedback, photos, videos, audio clips, audio visuals, other media or documents prepared by Recipient or its Representatives (as defined below) that contain, reflect or are based in whole or in part on Confidential Information. Confidential Information does not include information that (i) was known to Recipient without restriction before receipt, as demonstrated by files in existence before receipt, of that information from Square, (ii) is publicly available through no fault of Recipient, (iii) becomes known to Recipient, rightfully and without restriction, from a source other than Square without breach of this agreement and otherwise not in violation of Square’s rights or (iv) is independently developed by Recipient without any use of Confidential Information, as demonstrated by files in existence at the time Recipient independently developed that information.
Recipient may use Confidential Information only internally to evaluate the Beta Products in accordance with the Square Merchant User Agreement, to which Recipient has agreed or will agree to as a condition to creating a Square Account (the “Square Merchant User Agreement”) and any other requirements specified orally or in writing by Square (the “Purpose”). Recipient will not copy any Confidential Information. Recipient will treat Confidential Information with at least the highest degree of care with which it treats similar materials of its own, and in any case no less than a reasonable degree of care. Recipient may disclose Confidential Information only to its employees and contractors (collectively, its “Representatives”) as necessary for the Purpose and under a written agreement at least as protective of Confidential Information as this agreement. Recipient will notify Square immediately in writing if Recipient becomes aware of any misuse or unauthorized disclosure of Confidential Information.
Upon the termination of Square’s internal evaluation or within two (2) days of Square’s written request, Recipient will destroy all Confidential Information, delete or return any tangible Beta Products, and update any beta version of a Square mobile app to the latest released version of such Square mobile app. This agreement’s provisions will survive as to all Confidential Information disclosed.
This agreement does not impose any obligation on Square to disclose any Confidential Information or grant Recipient any rights in Square’s intellectual property, except the limited right to use Confidential Information for the Purpose.
Recipient may submit comments or ideas about the Beta Products (“Ideas”). All bug or error reports, feedback, photos, videos, audio clips, audiovisuals, other media, comments, or ideas Recipient submits to Square about the Confidential Information will be considered Ideas under the Square Merchant User Agreement, and Square will have the right to use and disclose such Ideas to the same extent as other Ideas Recipient submits under the Square Merchant User Agreement.
Recipient’s obligations in this agreement are necessary and reasonable in order to protect Square and its business. Due to the unique nature of Confidential Information, monetary damages would be inadequate to compensate Square for any breach by Recipient of this agreement. Accordingly, Recipient agrees that any breach or threatened breach may cause irreparable injury to Square and, in addition to any other remedies available at law, in equity, or otherwise, Square will be entitled to obtain injunctive relief against Recipient’s threatened or continuing breach of this agreement.
This agreement is not assignable or transferable by Recipient without the prior written consent of Square. This agreement is the parties’ entire agreement on this topic, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements (provided that this agreement supplements, and does not supersede, the Square Merchant User Agreement), and any amendments must be in writing and executed by the parties. Failure to enforce any of provisions of this agreement will not constitute a waiver. If any provision is unenforceable, the other provisions will remain effective. This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding its choice of law rules. The exclusive venue for any dispute relating to this agreement shall be San Francisco County, California.