terms
& conditions

THIS GENERAL SERVICE AGREEMENT

BACKGROUND:

  1. The Customer is of the opinion that the Service Provider has the necessary qualifications, experience and abilities to provide services to the Customer.
  2. The Service Provider is agreeable to providing such services to the Customer on the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement.


IN CONSIDERATION OF the matters described above and of the mutual benefits and obligations set forth in this Agreement, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is hereby acknowledged, the Customer and the Service Provider (individually the “Party” and collectively the “Parties” to this Agreement) agree as follows:

Services Provided 

1. The Customer hereby agrees to engage the Service Provider to provide the Customer with services (the “Services”) consisting of:

Music usage and royalty audit for SAMRO

2. The Services will also include any other tasks which the Parties may agree on. The Service Provider hereby agrees to provide such Services to the Customer.

Term of Agreement 

3. The term of this Agreement (the “Term”) will begin on the date of this Agreement and will remain in full force and effect indefinitely until terminated as provided in this Agreement.

4. In the event that either Party wishes to terminate this Agreement, that Party will be required to provide 30 days notice to the other Party.

5. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the obligations of the Service Provider will end upon the termination of this Agreement.

Performance 

6. The Parties agree to do everything necessary to ensure that the terms of this Agreement take effect.

Currency 

7. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, all monetary amounts referred to in this Agreement are in ZAR (South African Rand).

Compensation

8. For the services rendered by the Service Provider as required by this Agreement, the Customer will provide compensation (the “Compensation”) to the Service Provider as follows:

• The Customer will pay the Service Provider R1,500 administration fee on acceptance plus 20% commission of all unpaid monies identified and received by SAMRO once the audit has been completed. The monies will become due once SAMRO has effected payment to the customer.

9. The Compensation will be payable upon completion of the Services and upon invoice within 7 days.

10. The Service Provider is responsible for paying any contributions that may be required in relation to the work performed by the Service Provider or by employees of the Service Provider under this Agreement.

11. The above Compensation includes all applicable sales tax, and duties as required by law.

Provision of Extras 

12. The Customer will provide resources, assistance or extras for use by the Service Provider in providing the Services.

Reimbursement of Expenses 

13. The Service Provider will not be reimbursed for expenses incurred by the Service Provider in connection with providing the Services of this Agreement.

Confidentiality 

14. Confidential information (the “Confidential Information”) refers to any data or information relating to the business of the Customer which would reasonably be considered to be proprietary to the Customer including, but not limited to, accounting records, business processes, and client records and that is not generally known in the industry of the Customer and where the release of that Confidential Information could reasonably be expected to cause harm to the Customer.

15. The Service Provider agrees that they will not disclose, divulge, reveal, report or use, for any purpose, any Confidential Information which the Service Provider has obtained, except as authorized by the Customer. This obligation will survive indefinitely upon termination of this Agreement.

16. All written and oral information and material disclosed or provided by the Customer to the Service Provider under this Agreement is Confidential Information regardless of whether it was provided before or after the date of this Agreement or how it was provided to the Service Provider.

Return of Property 

17. Upon the expiry or termination of this Agreement, the Service Provider will return to the Customer any property, documentation, records, or Confidential Information which is the property of the Customer.

Capacity/Independent Contractor 

18. In providing the Services under this Agreement it is expressly agreed that the Service Provider is acting as an independent contractor and not as an employee. The Service Provider and the Customer acknowledge that this Agreement does not create a partnership or joint venture between them, and is exclusively a contract for service.

Dispute Resolution 

22. In the event a dispute arises out of or in connection with this Agreement, the Parties will attempt to resolve the dispute through friendly consultation.

23. If the dispute is not resolved within a reasonable period then any or all outstanding issues may be submitted to mediation in accordance with any statutory rules of mediation. If mediation is unavailable or is not successful in resolving the entire dispute, any outstanding issues will be submitted to final and binding arbitration in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa. The arbitrator’s award will be final, and judgment may be entered upon it by any court having jurisdiction within the Republic of South Africa.

Modification of Agreement 

24. Any amendment or modification of this Agreement or additional obligation assumed by either Party in connection with this Agreement will only be binding if evidenced in writing signed by each Party or an authorized representative of each Party.

Time of the Essence 

25. Time is of the essence in this Agreement. No extension or variation of this Agreement will operate as a waiver of this provision.

Assignment 

26. The Service Provider will not voluntarily or by operation of law assign or otherwise transfer its obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Customer.

Entire Agreement

27. It is agreed that there is no representation, warranty, collateral agreement or condition affecting this Agreement except as expressly provided in this Agreement.

Enurement 

28. This Agreement will enure to the benefit of and be binding on the Parties and their respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and permitted assigns.

Titles/Headings 

29. Headings are inserted for the convenience of the Parties only and are not to be considered when interpreting this Agreement.

Gender 

30. Words in the singular mean and include the plural and vice versa. Words in the masculine mean and include the feminine and vice versa.

Governing Law

31. It is the intention of the Parties to this Agreement that this Agreement and the performance under this Agreement, and all suits and special proceedings under this Agreement, be construed in accordance with and governed, to the exclusion of the law of any other forum, by the laws of the Republic of South Africa, without regard to the jurisdiction in which any action or special proceeding may be instituted.

Severability 

32. In the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, all other provisions will nevertheless continue to be valid and enforceable with the invalid or unenforceable parts severed from the remainder of this Agreement.

Waiver 

33. The waiver by either Party of a breach, default, delay or omission of any of the provisions of this Agreement by the other Party will not be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or other provisions.