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No waiver of any breach of these Terms shall: (i) be effective unless it is in a writing which is executed by the party charged with the waiver, or (ii) constitute a waiver of a subsequent breach, whether or not of the same nature. All waivers shall be strictly construed. No delay in enforcing any right or remedy as a result of a breach of these Terms shall constitute a waiver thereof.
These Terms shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective legal representatives, successors and permitted assigns. No right or remedy conferred by these Terms is exclusive of any other right or remedy conferred herein or by law or in equity; rather, all of such rights and remedies are cumulative of every other such right or remedy and may be exercised concurrently or separately from time-to-time.
Any ambiguities herein will not be strictly construed against the drafter of the language concerned but will be resolved by applying the most reasonable interpretation under the circumstances, giving full consideration to the intentions of the parties at the time of contracting. These Terms will not be construed against any party by reason of its preparation. In the event any suit or other action is commenced by Paas Provider to construe or enforce any provision of these Terms, in addition to all other amounts Paas Provider shall be entitled to receive from User, User agrees that Paas Provider shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys fees and court costs.
These Terms were last reviewed on October 18th, 2022
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