Corporate Sponsorship Agreement
This is a Corporate Sponsorship Agreement (“Agreement”), between the undersigned (“Client”), and Talloo (“Sponsor”), a [ corporation].
Sponsor desires to become a corporate sponsor of Client, and to provide financial support for Client and increase public awareness of its mission to grow the local business community, on the basis set out in this Agreement.
This Agreement has three parts. The first part sets out framework understandings regarding the arrangement, including funds transfers, disclosures, legal compliance, use of trademarks, and termination. The second part, a document attached as Exhibit A and referred to as the “Sponsorship Plan,” sets out the specifics of the arrangement, including the sponsorship amount and term. The third part consists of exhibits identifying Client and Sponsor trademarks that may be used in connection with the Sponsorship. As used in this Agreement, the term “Sponsorship” means the relationship contemplated by this Agreement.
Client and Sponsor agree as follows:
To support Client’s community activities, Sponsor will make a sponsorship payment to Client in the amount and on the schedule set out in the Sponsorship Plan.
Sponsor will be a corporate sponsor of Client during the term or for the event specified in the Sponsorship Plan. Client will acknowledge Sponsor in accordance with its customary recognition practices and identify Sponsor as a corporate sponsor of Client in its internal and external communications, including, without limitation, on Client’s website and in its marketing and outreach materials.
Publicity by Sponsor
Sponsor may identify itself as a corporate sponsor of Client during the term in internal and external communications, including, without limitation, on Sponsor’s website and in its marketing and outreach materials. Except as required by law, Sponsor will not issue any press release or other public statement (including on its website) relating to its Sponsorship without obtaining Client’s prior written consent.
No Endorsement by Client
Under no circumstances will Client be expected to endorse or promote Sponsor or its products or services, nor will any such endorsement or promotion be implied or construed based on Client’s acceptance of Sponsor’s payment or acknowledgment or identification of Sponsor. Sponsor will not state or imply, orally or in writing, that Client, or its respective officers, directors, or employees, endorse Sponsor or its products.
Sponsor’s corporate sponsorship is non-exclusive. Sponsor understands that Client may enter into corporate sponsorship or other similar arrangements with other companies, including, without limitation, companies with whom Sponsor may compete.
Client grants to Sponsor a non-transferable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable license to use, copy, and display the marks set out in Exhibit B (“Client Marks”) for the limited purposes set out in Section 1.3.
Sponsor grants to Client a non-transferable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable license to use, copy, and display the marks set out in Exhibit C (“Sponsor Marks”) for the limited purposes set out in Section 1.2.
Each of Client and Sponsor acknowledges that (a) it has no interest in the other party’s marks other than the license granted under this Agreement, (b) the other party will remain the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title, and interest in its marks, and (c) any and all goodwill in the other party’s marks will inure solely to the benefit of the other party. Each of Client and Sponsor will comply with any reasonable trademark guidelines that the other may provide. For clarity, nothing in this Agreement is intended to give Sponsor any ownership or other rights in any Client property or Client-related property created in connection with the Sponsorship including, without limitation, intangible property such as trademarks, event attendee lists, or mailing lists.
Sponsor may not use Client Marks in any manner that suggests or implies endorsement of political views or religious beliefs, including, without limitation, in connection with any campaign activity for or against a political candidate or in connection with any lobbying activity.
Client and Sponsor will each appoint one individual to act as principal contact person and to facilitate communication. The initial appointees are identified in the Sponsorship Plan. Client and Sponsor each may change its contact person at any time and will so advise the other.
Client and Sponsor will maintain records relating to the Sponsorship in a manner such that each party can evaluate compliance with this Agreement, and will make those records available for review by one another on reasonable notice during the term of this Agreement and for a period of three (3) years after termination or conclusion of the Sponsorship. Client and Sponsor will each reasonably cooperate with one another in providing information relating to its activities under this Agreement in connection with any financial or tax audit, or similar matter, in which the other is engaged.
Client and Sponsor are and will remain independent contracting parties. Nothing in this Agreement creates an employment, partnership, joint venture, fiduciary, or similar relationship between Client and Sponsor for any purpose. Neither Client nor Sponsor has the power or authority to bind or obligate the other to a third party or commitment in any manner. Any use of the term “partner” or comparable term in any communication is solely for convenience.
Sponsor will defend, indemnify and hold Client and its directors, officers, employees, agents, and assigns (collectively, “Client Parties”), harmless against all third party or other claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, which any Client Party may suffer and which arise directly or indirectly from: (a) Sponsor’s performance of the services under or in breach of this Agreement; (b) any claims by employees, clients, subcontractors, suppliers, creditors, tax authorities, or other persons in a relationship with Sponsor; (c) any claims of infringement, misappropriation, or otherwise by third parties regarding the Work Product; or (d) any claims related to tax, insurance contributions, workers’ compensation law, or other laws applicable to Sponsor. Sponsor will have no obligation to indemnify a Client Party to the extent the liability is solely caused by a Client’s gross negligence or willful misconduct.
Termination on Notice
Either Sponsor or Client may on its own terminate this Agreement by providing written notice of that decision to the other. Such a termination will be effective 30 days after delivery of the notice by the terminating party.
Termination for Breach
If either party breaches any of its obligations under this Agreement, the non-breaching party may provide the breaching party with written notice of the breach. If the breaching party fails to cure the breach within 30 days after receipt of such notice, the non- breaching party may terminate this Agreement upon delivery to the breaching party of a written notice to that effect, with the termination effective upon delivery of such notice to the breaching party. The non-breaching party may in its reasonable discretion determine whether the breach has been cured.
Either Client or Sponsor may immediately terminate this Agreement by giving written notice to the other if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the other party has engaged or is engaging in conduct that reflects materially and unfavorably upon the reputation of the terminating party. Such a termination will be effective upon delivery of the notice by the terminating party.
Effect of Termination
Upon termination of this Agreement, Client and Sponsor will cooperate in transition activities to minimize adverse impacts of the termination. Sponsor will make any remaining payments due to Client. Client and Sponsor will promptly cease use of any Sponsor Marks and Client Marks, respectively. Sections 2.3, 3.2, 4, 5.4, and 6 will survive the termination of this Agreement.
This Agreement, together with its exhibits, expresses the final, complete, and exclusive agreement between Client and Sponsor, and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written and oral agreements, arrangements, negotiations, communications, course of dealing, or understanding between Client and Sponsor relating to its subject matter.
This Agreement may be amended only as stated in and by a writing signed by both Client and Sponsor which recites that it is an amendment to this Agreement. If there are any inconsistencies between any exhibit and this Agreement, this Agreement will control.
If any provision in this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions will remain enforceable, and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be considered modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law.
Any waiver under this Agreement must be in writing and signed by the party granting the waiver. Waiver of any breach or provision of this Agreement will not be considered a waiver of any later breach or of the right to enforce any provision of this Agreement.
Sponsor may not assign its rights or delegate its duties under this Agreement to anyone else without the prior written consent of Client.
This Agreement will be governed by Idaho law.
No Third-Party Beneficiaries
Except as provided in Section 4, this Agreement is for the exclusive benefit of Client and Sponsor and not for the benefit of any third party, including, without limitation, any employee, affiliate, subcontractor, or vendor of Client or Sponsor.
Notices and consents under this Agreement must be in writing and delivered by mail, hand delivery, fax, or e-mail to the contact persons set out in the Sponsorship Plan. These addresses may be changed by written notice to the other party.
Neither party will be required to perform or be held liable for failure to perform if nonperformance is caused by labor strikes, work stoppages, war, hostilities, a national emergency, acts of God, epidemics, quarantines, natural disasters, power failures, zombie apocalypse, or any other causes beyond the control of the party unable to perform. The non-performing party will notify and consult with the other party regarding the event and how to minimize its impact, and in all cases will make commercially reasonable efforts to address the problem and carry out its obligations.
This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which will be deemed an original and all of which will be taken together and deemed to be one instrument. Transmission by email, fax, online form submission or PDF of executed counterparts constitutes effective delivery.
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Sponsor includes the following during the duration of its partnership:
Two (2) mentions in the Talloo invitations
Two (2) mentions in Talloo group meetings
Two (2) on Talloo’s social media pages
One (1) at the onset of the partnership
One (1) near the end of the initial term of the partnership
Opportunity for Sponsor to setup one (1) display table at each the event
Sponsor logo displayed on the Talloo event website
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