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RIPE NCC LIR Account Agreement

This Agreement shows the text of the contract the RIPE NCC may sign with a RIPE NCC Member for the operation of an LIR account. When needed, we will send the Agreement with your details. Upon receiving the Agreement, you should return one signed copy to us.

The Undersigned

Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), a membership association under Dutch law, having its registered office at the following address 

Stationsplein 11
1012 AB
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Registered with Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce 40539632

Hereinafter ‘RIPE NCC’

And 

[name of organisation]
[address of organisation]
[legal form of organisation]
[registered with]

Hereinafter ‘Member’ 

Whereas

I. The RIPE NCC has, as a Regional Internet Registry (RIR), the authority to register Internet Number Resources.

II. The Member has entered into the RIPE NCC Standard Service Agreement with the RIPE NCC for the provision of RIPE NCC services.

III. The Member wishes to obtain RIPE NCC services through an LIR account. 

Agree as follows:

Article 1 – Definitions 

In this Agreement, the following terms shall be understood to have the meanings assigned to them below:

  • Member
    A natural person or a legal entity that has entered into the RIPE NCC Standard Service Agreement with the RIPE NCC. 
 
  • RIPE NCC - Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre, a membership association under Dutch law, with registered office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 
 
  • RIPE NCC services
    The Membership Services provided through an LIR account as specified in the current version of the RIPE NCC Activity Plan. 
 
  • RIPE Policies
    Policies adopted through an open, bottom-up process of discussion and consensus-based decision-making by the Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE) community, which is a collaborative forum open to all parties interested in the operations of the Internet.
 
  • Internet Number Resources
    Any Internet identifiers such as IP addresses (IPv4, IPv6) and Autonomous System Numbers.

Article 2 – General

2.1. This Agreement shall come into effect by means of an offer and an acceptance. 

2.2. By signing the RIPE NCC Standard Service Agreement as instructed by the RIPE NCC the Member confirms that they have read, understood and agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement for an initial LIR account. To enter into this Agreement for additional LIR accounts the Member must send to the RIPE NCC by post or fax one copy of the Agreement containing the handwritten signature of an authorised representative of the Member.

2.3. The RIPE NCC reserves the right to amend this Agreement. The RIPE NCC shall notify the Member of such amendments at least one month before these amendments come into effect.

Article 3 – Use of the LIR Account 

3.1 The RIPE NCC undertakes to provide RIPE NCC services to the Member through this LIR account and the Member acknowledges and accepts that it has obtained the right to use the RIPE NCC services through this LIR account under the conditions outlined in this Agreement.

3.2 The provision of certain RIPE NCC services may be subject to additional terms and conditions, to which the Member must agree before they access those services.

3.3. The Member acknowledges applicability of, and adheres to, the RIPE Policies and RIPE NCC procedural documents. The RIPE Policies and the RIPE NCC procedural documents are publicly available from the RIPE NCC Document Store on the RIPE NCC website. 

3.4 The Member shall provide the RIPE NCC with complete, updated and accurate information necessary for the provision of the RIPE NCC Services and shall assist the RIPE NCC with audits and security checks as outlined in the RIPE NCC procedural documents, and in particular with the RIPE NCC procedural documents “Due Diligence for the Quality of the RIPE NCC Registration Data” and “RIPE NCC Audit Activity”.

3.5 If the Member fails to comply with the terms of a RIPE NCC service available through the LIR account, the RIPE NCC may suspend the provision of this RIPE NCC service through this or any other LIR account the Member operates and obtains this service from.

3.6 If the Member fails to comply with the RIPE Policies and RIPE NCC procedures as outlined in Section B.1 of the RIPE NCC procedural document ‘Closure of Members, Deregistration of Internet Resources and Legacy Internet Resources’, the RIPE NCC may suspend the provision of RIPE NCC services to the Member and may deregister the Internet number resources registered to this LIR account in accordance with the procedure outlined in Section B.2 of the RIPE NCC procedural document ‘Closure of Members, Deregistration of Internet Resources and Legacy Internet Resources’. The Member shall cooperate with the deregistration of the Internet Number Resources. The RIPE NCC may also terminate the RIPE NCC Standard Service Agreement in accordance with Article 5.4 of this Agreement.

3.7 Unless otherwise specified in this Agreement, this Agreement is valid only for one specific LIR account. If the Member wishes to operate an additional LIR accounts, the Member shall sign an additional RIPE NCC LIR Account Agreement.

Article 4 – Payment

4.1 The number of LIR accounts the Member operates may influence the membership fee of the Member, in accordance with the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme adopted by the RIPE NCC General Meeting. The RIPE NCC Charging Scheme may be amended by resolution of the RIPE NCC General Meeting.

4.2 The Member’s obligation to pay any membership fees corresponding for the LIR account of this Agreement shall commence on the day on which this Agreement comes into effect.

4.3 The Member shall make the payment to the RIPE NCC within 30 days of date of invoice, failing which the Member shall be in default with no notice of default being required.

4.4 With effect from the day on which the Member defaults on its payment obligations, the Member shall owe the RIPE NCC the statutory rate of interest on the amounts unpaid as well as a late payment fee. In addition, the Member shall reimburse the RIPE NCC for the extra-judicial collection costs, without prejudice to any other of the RIPE NCC’s rights which it may revoke against the Member in connection with the latter’s failure to effect (timely) the payment.

4.5 The Member may not postpone its payment obligations or offset any of its claims against the RIPE NCC.

4.6 In addition to this Article 4, the Member adheres to the documented payment procedures for the services of the RIPE NCC as specified in the current version of the RIPE NCC Billing Procedure and Fee Schedule document.

Article 5 – Term and Termination 

5.1 This Agreement shall be binding for an indefinite period of time, unless terminated in accordance with the provisions of this article.

5.2 The Member shall be entitled to terminate this Agreement at any time.

5.3 The RIPE NCC shall be entitled to terminate this Agreement with immediate effect, without the RIPE NCC being liable to pay damages to the Member and without prejudice to the RIPE NCC’s right to claim (additional) damages from the Member:

a) If the Member’s RIPE NCC Standard Service Agreement is terminated for any reason.
b) If the continuation of this Agreement is impossible for reasons beyond the control of the RIPE NCC, or if the RIPE NCC cannot reasonably be required to continue the continuation of this Agreement for reasons that cannot be attributed to the RIPE NCC and for which the RIPE NCC cannot be held accountable by virtue of law, a juridical act or generally accepted principles.

5.4 Upon termination in accordance with this article, the RIPE NCC will stop providing RIPE NCC services to the Member with regards to this LIR account and the Member shall cooperate with the deregistration of any Internet Number Resources registered to this LIR account.

5.5 If the Member operates more LIR accounts, termination of this Agreement as such may not affect the operation of the remaining LIR accounts.

5.6 All outstanding invoices and all outstanding financial obligations for this LIR account must be paid in full by the Member.

Article 6 – Liability

6.1 The Member shall be liable for all aspects of its use of the services offered by the RIPE NCC. The Member shall also be liable for all aspects of its use and all that ensues from its use from the Internet Number Resources.

6.2 The RIPE NCC excludes all liability for any direct or indirect damages, including damages to the Member’s business, loss of profit, damages to third parties, personal injury or damages to property, except in cases involving willful misconduct or gross negligence on the part of the RIPE NCC or its management.

6.3 The RIPE NCC shall, in any event, not be liable for damages caused by a failure to make the Internet Number Resources available (on time), or for damages in any way connected with the use of the Internet Number Resources.

6.4 The RIPE NCC shall, in any event, not be liable for damages caused by (the incorrect) operation of the (external) telecommunications infrastructure and related to peripheral equipment along and over which the RIPE NCC services must necessarily be carried.

6.5. The RIPE NCC shall, in any event, not be liable for non-performance or damages due to force majeure, including but not limited to industrial action, strikes, occupations and sit-ins, blockades, embargoes, governmental measures, defects in electronic lines of communication, fire, explosions, and damage caused by water, floods and earthquakes.

6.6 The Member shall indemnify the RIPE NCC against any and all third party claims filed against the RIPE NCC in relation to the Member’s use of the RIPE NCC services.

6.7 In any event the RIPE NCC’s liability shall be limited to a maximum amount equivalent to the Member’s service fee of the relevant financial year.

Article 7– Miscellaneous

7.1. Without the RIPE NCC’s prior written consent, the Member shall not be permitted to assign to third parties any rights or obligations that arise from this Agreement.

7.2. The RIPE NCC's intellectual property (agreements, documents, software, databases, website, etc.) may only be used, reproduced and made available to third parties upon prior written authorisation from the RIPE NCC.

7.3. If any provision contained in this Agreement is held to be invalid by a court of law, this shall not in any way affect the validity of the remaining provisions.

Article 8 - Governing Law

8.1. This Agreement shall be exclusively governed by the laws of the Netherlands.

8.2. Any disputes that may arise from this Agreement shall be settled in accordance with the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration Procedure.

Thus agreed and signed in duplicate by persons authorised to represent both parties: