NorthText Terms and Conditions
By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree that you have read, understand, and accept the terms and conditions below for all use of NorthText's services. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, do not subscribe.
These Terms and Conditions May Change
NorthText reserves the right to update or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time.
NorthText May Change or Suspend Services
NorthText and/or its clients may, at its sole discretion, terminate or suspend the access to the Services or any portion thereof of any user for any reason.
You must be at least 18 years old to be eligible to use the Services. However, if you are at least 13 years old but not yet 18, you may use the Services if, and only if, you have your parents' or guardians' prior permission. No one under age 13 may use the Services under any circumstances. By clicking the "SUBSCRIBE" button you are representing that you are at least 18, or that you are at least 13 years old and have your parents’ permission to register for the Services.
There may be some costs associated with the use of NorthText and its Clients services. For example, your pager or cellular phone service provider may charge you to receive Wireless Text Messages. Neither NorthText, its partners, or its clients, will be held responsible for any charges related to the use of the Services.
Warranty & Disclaimer
NorthText PROVIDES THE SERVICES "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. NorthText EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANT ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
* Some states do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, so the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL NorthText OR ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE SERVICES WHETHER OR NOT NorthText HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
If you are dissatisfied with the Services or any content on any of NorthText's or its client's website properties, or with these Terms and Conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Services. You acknowledge, by your use of the Services, that your use of the Services is at your sole risk.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless NorthText, its partners, clients, employees, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, penalties, settlements, judgments, fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising from (i) any content that you or anyone using your account may submit, post or transmit to the web site; (ii) your use of the Services; (iii) your violation of the terms of these Terms and Conditions; and (iv) any violation or failure by you to comply with all laws and regulations in connection with the Services.
You may not assign any of your rights or delegate any obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, without the prior written consent of NorthText or its client's. Any such purported assignment or delegation by you without the appropriate prior written consent of NorthText or its client's will be null and void and of no force or effect.
All clients must agree to and abide by these Terms and Conditions:
READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SERVICE. BY USING THIS SERVICE, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO BINDING AGREEMENTS EITHER INDIVIDUALLY OR ON BEHALF OF YOUR COMPANY AND ARE NOW COMPLETING SUCH A BINDING AGREEMENT. THIS AGREEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND ALL OTHER ADDITIONAL OR CONTRARY DOCUMENTS, OR REPRESENTATIONS, WRITTEN OR ORAL, ARE HEREBY REJECTED AND SHALL NOT BE BINDING.
The technology for this message delivery platform (“!”) is provided by NorthText (“NorthText “) and is furnished “as is” under this License Agreement (“Agreement”) for the fees specified in our pricing plan. You must read this Agreement and agree to its terms before you may create an account with NorthText.
1.2 Modification of This License Agreement.
2.2 Services Provided.
NorthText shall provide some or all of the following services, depending on services availability, and the service contract purchased: account management platform; e-mail messaging, including bounce reports, subscriber reports, campaign reports and others; voice messaging and call campaign (voice call), including Intelligent Answering and Filtering and detailed reports; text messaging to domestic customers, including 2-way premium campaigns (e.g., for contests or polls) and results reports; fax messaging with detailed delivery reports; other services as may be/become available; and reasonable technical and administrative support (collectively, “Service” or “Services”).
NorthText is accountable for providing the Services, but provides said Services “as is” and is only responsible for ensuring that the client’s messages leave the NorthText network. NorthText is not and cannot be responsible for the ultimate delivery of the client’s messages, and makes no such warranty or guarantee.
NorthText reserves the right to send, dispatch, remit, transmit and/or forward any type, category or form of communication to you including, but not limited to, e-mails, SMS/text messages, facsimiles and/or telephone calls to address or discuss any issue related to NorthText’s Services.
NorthText’s databases contain material that is protected by United States Copyright Law and trade secret law, and by international treaty provisions. All rights not granted to you herein are expressly reserved by NorthText. You may not remove any material belonging to NorthText from any web site or any of NorthText’s databases. You are not authorized to use NorthText’s name, logos or any related product and service names, design marks and slogans in any advertising, publicity or any other commercial manner without the prior written consent of NorthText.
You acknowledge that NorthText possesses valuable trade secrets and agrees to maintain the confidentiality of NorthText’s proprietary materials.
NorthText agrees to maintain as confidential your e-mail, phone, fax, physical mailing addresses, instant message handles and pager list(s). NorthText agrees not to compile, buy, sell, rent, rent or trade your e-mail, phone, fax, physical mailing addresses, instant message handles or pager list(s), or send unauthorized emails, instant messages, wireless text messages (SMS), direct mail, voice messages or faxes to any individual or entity on your list(s). NorthText further agrees not to use your customer list(s) or any other customer information for any other purposes than those intended with the Service. Your customer information shall not be shared with any other third parties unless required by law. NorthText will provide you with reasonable advance notice prior to disclosing confidential information on this basis and agrees to stipulate to any orders necessary to protect said information from public disclosure.
NorthText maintains a Global Permanent Removal List which contains addresses and domains which it will not allow any customer to add to a database. You understand and agree that NorthText has full discretion to block the uploading of any e-mail address which it has placed on such a list, and will not be liable for the blocking of any such address from any customer database.
You shall not: (1) use or copy NorthText’s platform, network, marks or web site or its associated documentation except as provided in this License Agreement; (2) modify or merge NorthText’s platform, network, marks or web site or its associated documentation; (3) publish, display, disclose, rent, lease, modify, loan, distribute, create or otherwise make available the derivative works based on NorthText’s platform, network, marks or web site or its associated documentation or any part thereof, in whole or in part, to any other person or entity; (4) remove, obliterate, or cancel from view any copyright, trademark, confidentiality or other proprietary notice, mark, or legend appearing on NorthText’s platform, network, marks or web site or its associated documentation; (6) reverse engineer, decompile, translate, adapt, or dissemble NorthText’s platform, network, web site or its associated documentation, nor shall you attempt to create the source code from the object code for NorthText’s platform, network, or web site or its associated documentation; (7) sublicense or assign the license for NorthText’s platform, network, marks or web site or its associated documentation; and (8) copy these terms and conditions or this License Agreement for you and your customers’ own use. You shall have the right to copy specific sections as a means of complying with such section in your agreements with its independent contractors, e.g., your customers.
You must include the relevant subscribe/unsubscribe information (as well as a physical address for the CAN SPAM act and an abuse link to NorthText’s abuse system) provided by NorthText in each message you send using NorthText’s email platforms. You shall also honor in a timely manner all unsubscribe requests sent directly to you from those who elected not to use NorthText’s automated subscribe/unsubscribe features, regardless of how harsh or unpleasant the unsubscribe request may be.
You shall not use NorthText or its networks to:
- send unsolicited e-mails, instant messages, wireless text messages (SMS), voice messages or faxes (a.k.a., “Spam”) to anyone;
- send unsolicited e-mails, instant messages, wireless text messages (SMS), voice messages or faxes to email addresses, phone/pager numbers, landline phones or fax machines, obtained from any purchased or harvested lists in which the recipient did not expressly request to receive your message (or your customers’ messages);
- send e-mails, instant messages, wireless text messages (SMS), voice messages or faxes that harass, embarrass, defame, abuse, threaten, libel, slander or otherwise violate the legal rights of any individual, group, or organization;
- send e-mails, instant messages, wireless text messages (SMS), voice messages or faxes that contain or link to pornographic or sexually explicit content, racially or ethnically objectionable content, content that directly or indirectly promotes the use of any illegal substances, content that violates laws or regulations designed to protect minors, or other content deemed to be offensive or inappropriate by NorthText;
- send e-mails, instant messages, wireless text messages (SMS), voice messages or faxes that contains copyrighted material, including text, graphics (including trademarked material), software or other material protected by intellectual property law, for which you do not have a lawful authorization to reproduce, publish, or otherwise distribute;
- send e-mails, instant messages, wireless text messages (SMS), voice messages or faxes that contain a computer virus or other code or file that could damage, harm, or otherwise disrupt the operation of anyone else’s computer or storage device, or violate the privacy or security of any individual, group or organization;
- perform or promote illegal activities such as starting or forwarding chain letters, illegal contests or promotions, or any other activity that is illegal;
- impersonate, use the name of (without express permission) or misrepresent any individual, group or organization;
- violate any applicable governmental laws or regulations or perform any activity that would cause NorthText to violate any law, statute or regulation.
Although NorthText has no obligation to monitor the content provided by you or your use of the Services, it may do so and may remove any such content or prohibit any use of the Services NorthText believes may be (or is alleged to be) in violation of the foregoing, provided that NorthText provides you with reasonable notice prior to taking such action.
2.6. “No Spam” and Privacy Policies
You represent, covenant and warrant that you shall use the Services only in compliance with this Agreement, the federal CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and all other applicable laws (including but not limited to policies and laws related to spamming, privacy, obscenity or defamation).
In the event you use the Service to conduct telemarketing activities, you shall warrant to NorthText that you will take all required actions necessary to comply with applicable state and federal “DO NOT CALL” and telemarketing registration statutes and regulations, and you shall not use the Service in a manner which will result in a violation of any laws or regulation respecting such Service, including but not limited to the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 27 U.S.C. § 227, et seq..
You shall use NorthText only for “opt-in” lists, lists in which the recipient has voluntarily signed up to be on your list and has not requested to be unsubscribed. Any messages sent to users who did not request to be on your or your customers’ lists, whether purchased or otherwise obtained without the recipients’ consent, shall be deemed as “Spam” and may result in termination of your account without refund and legal action, including the pursuit of damages, against you for violating our “No Spam” policy.
NorthText is compliant with the CAN-SPAM laws and enforces such practices for all of its customers. NorthText also works closely with the major anti-spam organizations such as Mail Abuse Prevention System (MAPS), SpamCop, Spamhaus, and Spam Prevention Early Warning System (SPEWS) to ensure that all of its customers are not in violation of spamming policies.
You understand that e-mails that are sent through NorthText’s Services may generate abuse complaints from recipients. As a matter of privacy, NorthText does not have to share with you the e-mail addresses, instant message handles, phone numbers, pager numbers or fax numbers of those who complain about your campaigns.
2.7. Addressing Spam Complaints
You are responsible for ensuring that your campaigns do not generate a number of abuse complaints in excess of industry standards. An excessive number of such complaints may result in the termination of your account. NorthText, in conjunction with you, shall mutually determine whether your level of abuse complaints is within industry norms. In the event that your use of NorthText’s Services results in you being listed on SpamCop or any other anti-spam organization, NorthText reserves the right to require that you utilize a “double opt in” feature which will require newly added users to verify their assent to receiving your communications after they have been added to your database(s).
ISP FBL Complaints. NorthText is enrolled in feedback loops (“FBL”) which are offered by internet service providers to send back complaints when an end user designates the message as “spam.” The internet service provider tabulates the amount of complaints per campaign and assesses penalties when a campaign exceeds a particular threshold amount which is a percentage of the campaign’s volume. If your campaign exceeds FBL complaint thresholds, you shall be responsible for the following charges:
FBL Complaint Threshold Amount
$10 per complaint
$25 per complaint
$50 per complaint
$100 per complaint (calls for immediate hold and consultation regarding possible termination)
These charges shall be payable by you within 30 days of receipt of invoice from NorthText.
Abuse E-Mail Complaints. Abuse complaints are also transmitted via the NorthText corporate web site when a message recipient follows the “Complain” link located at the footer of each client e-mail message. For each such complaint, you shall be responsible for the following charges: $10 per each complaint; or $100 per complaint if you cannot show proof of an opt-in for the complainant (also calls for immediate hold and consultation with possible termination). These charges shall be payable by you within 30 days of receipt of invoice from NorthText.
Spamcop. SpamCop (located at www.spamcop.org) is one of the largest Blacklists on the Internet. An excessive number of complaints to SpamCop may result in a blockage of a mailing IP address and a disruption of NorthText’s Services to other customers. For any complaint submitted to SpamCop, NorthText, NorthText’s hosting company or received from SpamCop relating to any messages transmitted by you shall be responsible for the following charges:
Number of Complaints
$100 per complaint
$250 per complaint
$500 per complaint
Immediate hold and consultation with possible termination
These charges shall be payable by you within 30 days of receipt of invoice from NorthText.
You acknowledge that upon your breach of Sections 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, or 2.6 NorthText shall be entitled to equitable relief to protect its interests, including preliminary and permanent injunctive relief and you further agree to waive any right or claim to which you may be entitled to immunity or exemption from liability. NorthText may also seek damages as a result of such breach.
2.9 Term and Termination.
The length of your agreement with NorthText will be set by separate written agreement. You understand that this Agreement is effective from the date you create an account with NorthText and shall continue until the contract is complete or the account is terminated either by you or by NorthText. NorthText MAY CONTAIN A DISABLING DEVICE THAT WILL PREVENT IT FROM BEING USED UPON TERMINATION OF THIS LICENSE. YOU WILL NOT TAMPER WITH THIS DISABLING DEVICE OR THE PROGRAM. YOU SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID ANY LOSS OF DATA THAT MIGHT RESULT WHEN THE PROGRAM CAN NO LONGER BE USED. NorthText may terminate this Agreement immediately if: i) you fail to comply with the terms of this Agreement; ii) your account is dormant for a period of 60 consecutive days; iii) the NorthText Service is discontinued; or iv) you have an overdue balance for any Services or products purchased on or through www.NorthText.com. If NorthText terminates your account, you must immediately stop using NorthText and associated documentation, including sample documents provided within NorthText, and all copies you made of them.
Agreements may only be terminated by providing written notice to NorthText’s billing department. Cancellation must be completed prior to the next billing period which occurs on the first (1st) of the month. If account is not cancelled by the first (1st), all Service fees will continue to be charged. You will not be entitled to any refund of fees paid. In the event that you are on a contract and terminate said contract before it has completed, you agree to pay an early termination fee equal to the higher of a) the amount remaining on the contract, or b) the difference between the highest equivalent non-contract monthly rate charged and the amount you actually paid for each month of Service under the agreement. NorthText may terminate this Agreement or the Services, disable your account or put your account on inactive status, in each case at any time with or without cause, and with or without notice. NorthText shall have no liability to you or any third party because of such termination or action. Should NorthText take any such action, it will delete any of your archived data within 30 days after the date of termination. After termination, NorthText will provide upon request the list of unsubscribe requests from within 30 days of your last email campaign, but will not process said requests. If your account is classified (at NorthText’s sole discretion) as inactive for over 60 days, NorthText has the right to permanently remove your subscriber data. NorthText will attempt to contact you via email prior to taking any permanent removal actions.
NorthText and its platforms may have errors and may produce unexpected results. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, you agree that any use of NorthText’s platforms will be entirely at its own risk. You agree to backup you information and take other appropriate measures to protect programs and data. You may not allow a third party to use NorthText’s account and agree to indemnify and hold NorthText harmless from any damages or claims arising from such use by any third party. You specifically understand that you assume the risk of your messages actually reaching their destination, and that NorthText does not and cannot guarantee the ultimate delivery of your messages.
3. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES
3.1 Disclaimer of Warranty.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, NorthText’S SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NorthText DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NorthText DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN ITS PLATFORM WILL MEET ANY REQUIREMENTS OR NEEDS YOU MAY HAVE, OR THAT NorthText WILL OPERATE ERROR FREE, OR IN AN UNINTERRUPTED FASHION, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS IN NorthText’S PLATFORM WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT NorthText’S PLATFORM IS COMPATIBLE WITH ANY OTHER PARTICULAR PLATFORM.
YOU SPECIFICALLY UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE MANY REASONS, OUTSIDE OF THE CONTROL OF NorthText, THAT E-MAILS, INSTANT MESSAGES, TEXT MESSAGES, PHONE MESSAGES AND FAX MESSAGES MAY NOT REACH THEIR INTENDED RECIPIENTS, AND UNDERSTAND THAT NorthText CANNOT AND DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ULTIMATE ARRIVAL OF YOUR MESSAGES.
If you receive a claim that the use of the Services infringes a patent, copyright or other intellectual property right, you must promptly notify NorthText in writing. NorthText, at its own expense and option, may (i) defend and settle such claim, (ii) procure you the right to use the platform, (iii) modify or replace the platform to avoid infringement; or (iv) refund the license fees you paid, if applicable. Subject to Section 3.3 below, these are your sole and exclusive remedies for any and all claims you may have against NorthText arising out of or in connection with the use of NorthText’s platform, whether made or suffered by you and whether based in contract or in tort.
3.2 Limitations of Liability.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL NorthText BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE NorthText’S SERVICES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY, EVEN IF NorthText HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN THE EVENT THAT NorthText IS FOUND LIABLE FOR DAMAGES FROM ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE), THE LIABILITY OF NorthText TO YOU WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT CLIENT PAID FOR THE SERVICES.
You understand that the sending of unsolicited messages may result in fines, penalties, and the blocking of servers by spam filters and other spam preventing measures, and you shall reimburse NorthText for any fines or penalties assessed against, and shall be liable for damages caused to NorthText’s server which is blocked as a result of your use of NorthText’s Services covered herein. In addition to penalties which NorthText may impose if your campaign results in a server being blocked, NorthText shall have the right to charge your account for any time spent by NorthText agents or employees addressing issues arising out of the unlawful use (or use in any manner inconsistent with the terms of this Agreement) of NorthText’s Services, and that such damages may include, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, incidental, cover, reliance and/or consequential damages.
4. PAYMENT AND PLANS
By using NorthText’s Services, you expressly agree that NorthText is permitted to bill you the applicable fees and any other charges for the Services provided by NorthText. All fees and charges are nonrefundable and there are no refunds or credits for partially used periods. NorthText may change the fees and charges in effect, or add new fees and charges from time to time.
4.2 Payment Terms
Payment is due in full upon receipt of the invoice. If the invoice is thirty (30) days past due, NorthText may, to the extent permitted by the law of the State of California, charge you a late fee of up to 1.5 percent per month (18 percent annually). NorthText may also charge you for any collection agency fees that NorthText uses to collect from you.
4.3 Automated Credit Card Payments
NorthText permits you to set up an automated payment system by establishing a credit card account from which payments are debited. You agree that NorthText shall automatically bill your credit card account each month after the commencement of your Services contract with NorthText. If your credit card is declined on the that day of the month when payment is due, you may log onto your account, but will be unable to send any messages via NorthText’s platform. If your credit card is also declined on the 10th day of the month when payment is due, NorthText will assess a $10 late fee. If your credit card is then declined on the 25th day of the month when payment is due, NorthText will assess an additional $15 late fee. NorthText reserves the right to terminate your account if your credit card is declined in the next billing cycle. You shall remain responsible for any uncollected amounts.
4.5 Mobile-Terminated/ Mobile-Originated Messages
A mobile-terminated (“MT”) message is any SMS message sent by NorthText to an end-user using NorthText’s platform. A mobile-originated (“MO”) message is any SMS message sent by an end-user back to NorthText. For any campaign, your monthly allotted plan includes only MT messages. Each MT message transmitted to an end-user constitutes a separate message regardless of the timing of the transmission or identity of a recipient. You will not be charged for MO messages.
This license and the rights granted under this License Agreement may not be transferred or assigned by you. The validity, interpretation, construction and performance of this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, United States of America without regard to its principles of conflict of laws. The parties consent to the jurisdiction of the courts of the State of California and the federal courts located within the State of California, County of Los Angeles, and any disputes shall be litigated solely in those courts. In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under the Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover its costs and attorneys’ fees. If any clause, sentence or other provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the remaining clause, sentence, or other provisions shall remain in full force and effect. Neither of the parties shall be liable for failures due to causes beyond their control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of government, fire, flood, strikes, or acts or omissions of carriers. You warrant that you shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations that relate to the performance of this Agreement.’
5.2 No Agency.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Agreement, and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind NorthText in any respect whatsoever.
THIS AGREEMENT IS EXPRESSLY MADE SUBJECT TO ANY LAWS, REGULATIONS, ORDERS, OR OTHER RESTRICTIONS ON THE EXPORT FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OF NorthText OR INFORMATION ABOUT SUCH SOFTWARE WHICH MAY BE IMPOSED FROM TIME TO TIME BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA . YOU SHALL NOT EXPORT NorthText, THE DOCUMENTATION, OR INFORMATION ABOUT NorthText, AND THE DOCUMENTATION WITHOUT CONSENT OF NorthText AND COMPLIANCE WITH SUCH LAWS, REGULATIONS, ORDERS, OR OTHER RESTRICTIONS.
Any waiver by either party of any default or breach hereunder shall not constitute a waiver of any provision of this Agreement or of any subsequent default or breach of the same or a different kind. This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement, supersedes all prior agreements, and changes are only effective when in writing and signed by both parties.
You will ensure that anyone in your organization or affiliated entities who uses NorthText (accessed either locally or remotely) does so only for your authorized use and complies with the terms of this Agreement.
5.4 Assignment of Accounts
NorthText reserves the right to assign its IP and/or client’s accounts and data to another company of equal or greater capabilities and capacity to handle client’s account. In the event that NorthText merges with or is acquired by another company or companies, all of its client accounts shall be automatically transferred to said new company or companies.
During the term of this Agreement and for a period of two (2) years thereafter, neither you nor any employee, officer, director, representative, lawyer, agent, or affiliate of yours will solicit, encourage, or cause others to solicit or encourage any employees of NorthText to terminate their employment with Company.