52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations.

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52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations.

52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations.

As prescribed in 32.706-3 , insert the following clause:

Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (Jun 2013)

  1. (a) Except as stated in paragraph (b) of this clause, when any supply or service acquired under this contract is subject to any End User License Agreement (EULA), Terms of Service (TOS), or similar legal instrument or agreement, that includes any clause requiring the Government to indemnify the Contractor or any person or entity for damages, costs, fees, or any other loss or liability that would create an Anti-Deficiency Act violation (31 U.S.C. 1341), the following shall govern:

    1. (1) Any such clause is unenforceable against the Government.

    2. (2) Neither the Government nor any Government authorized end user shall be deemed to have agreed to such clause by virtue of it appearing in the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement. If the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement is invoked through an “I agree” click box or other comparable mechanism (e.g., “click-wrap” or “browse-wrap” agreements), execution does not bind the Government or any Government authorized end user to such clause.

    3. (3) Any such clause is deemed to be stricken from the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement.

  2. (b) Paragraph (a) of this clause does not apply to indemnification by the Government that is expressly authorized by statute and specifically authorized under applicable agency regulations and procedures.

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