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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
By and Between
Tripda, Inc (Malaysia)
And
UMCARES - The Community and Sustainability Centre
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University of Malaya will be the first ever public institution to embrace carpooling
culture, a practice which was adopt...
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3. promote the use of Tripda carpooling mobile and web-based applications in
the campus through a series of activities w...
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VIII. Other Terms
A. The Parties acknowledge that the MOU is a statement of general interests and
intent and sets forth ...
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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

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This is a draft version of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that I drafted (in January 2015) and adapted from a reference. This is the MOU that I created for Tripda, an online carpooling platform.

I am sharing with my readers who may find it useful.

Feel free to connect with me at maxermesilliam@gmail.com.

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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

  1. 1. 1 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING By and Between Tripda, Inc (Malaysia) And UMCARES - The Community and Sustainability Centre For Cooperation to Develop Green Campus & Improve Student Welfare through Carpooling This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU or Agreement) is made on this 30 January 2015, by and between Tripda, Inc (Malaysia), with its headquarters located at Level 3, Block B, Southgate Commercial Centre, Jalan Dua, off Jalan Chan Sow Lin, 55200 Kuala Lumpur hereinafter referred to as Tripda and UMCARES - The Community and Sustainability Centre with its headquarters located at Level 6, Research Management Innovation Complex (RMIC), University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur hereinafter referred to as UMCARES for the purpose of achieving the various aims and objectives relating to the Development of Green Campus and Improve Student Welfare through Carpooling (the Project) Tripda and UMCARES are collectively referred to herein as the “Parties”. WHEREAS Tripda and UMCARES desire to enter into an agreement in which Tripda and UMCARES will work together to complete the Project; AND WHEREAS Tripda and UMCARES are desirous to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between them, setting out the working arrangements that each of the partners agree are necessary to complete the Project; WHEREAS, Tripda has a primary goal to plan, design, build, implement and maintain the Project. Promoting carpooling and adopting Tripda framework will primarily: i. overcome limited car park spaces ii. reduce the number of single-occupant vehicle (SOV) iii. reduce campus traffic congestion iv. reduce traveling and mileage costs by cost-sharing carpooling v. reduce carbon footprint
  2. 2. 2 University of Malaya will be the first ever public institution to embrace carpooling culture, a practice which was adopted by the government in the 80’s; WHEREAS, Tripda takes the primary role to implement the carpooling technology and monitor the progress of the Project. UMCARES, in turn, provides Tripda with a long-term support in the implementation of carpooling framework, and brand promotion of Tripda throughout the campus. WHEREAS, Tripda and UMCARES share an interest in improving the awareness, efficiency and user experiences of Tripda technology. The Parties hereby establish a strategic partnership that will achieve greater efficiency in the delivery of the Project. I. Purpose The purpose of this MOU is to provide the framework for any future binding contract regarding the cooperation to develop green campus & improve student welfare through carpooling between Tripda, Inc (Malaysia) and UMCARES. The above goals will be accomplished by undertaking the following activities: II. Scope of Activities and Responsibilities Tripda agrees to: 1. plan, design, implement and monitor the Project adhering to environmental guidelines and university regulations 2. adhere to the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA) when collecting personally-identifiable information from university users 3. come up with any related educational materials serve to raise awareness 4. sponsor the campus activities and events related to carpooling such as hostel roadshows 5. engage all Partners in any pivotal discussion which involves decision-making UMCARES agrees to: 1. provide non-monetary benefits to students and staffs who carpool with Tripda such as allotting strategic parking spaces 2. support Tripda in terms of manpower in organizing hostel roadshows
  3. 3. 3 3. promote the use of Tripda carpooling mobile and web-based applications in the campus through a series of activities which are agreed in advance, such as hostel roadshows 4. promote Tripda’s carpooling campaign through university students’ email and portal III. Communication and Report Tripda will monitor the progress of the Project in terms of the number of new users, number of completed rides, number of passenger transported, distance travelled, on a monthly basis, depending on the urgency to track. The report will be shared with UMCARES for reviews, updates and revisions. IV. Cost and Expenses Each Party agrees to be responsible for its own expenses incurred in implementing this MOU, including travel and accommodation unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Parties. Payment of any costs associated with carrying out any other activities of the strategic partnership will be negotiated by the Parties in a separate agreement. Nothing in this MOU is intended to obligate the funds of either Party. V. Administration of Agreement In all matters relating to the administration of this MOU, Mr. Victor Ang Sng Ming, Country Manager or his designee shall act for Tripda as administering and amending agent, and Professor Dr. Serena, Director of UMCARES - The Community and Sustainability Centre, or her successor shall act for UMCARES as administering and amending agent. VI. Dispute Resolution In the event of a dispute between the Parties in the negotiation of the final binding contract relating to this Project, a dispute resolution group will convene consisting of the Chief Executives of each of the Parties together with one other person independent of the Parties appointed by the Chief Executives. The dispute resolution group may receive for consideration any information if thinks fit concerning the dispute. VII. Term of Agreement and Modifications This MOU is at-will and may be modified by mutual written consent of authorized officials from the Parties. This MOU shall be effective upon signature by both Parties’ authorized representatives and shall continue in effect for a term of no more than one (1) year, as in from 30 January 2015 until 29 January 2016, unless either Party terminates its participation in this agreement upon thirty days (30) written notice to the other Party. The term can be extended only by agreement of all of the Parties.
  4. 4. 4 VIII. Other Terms A. The Parties acknowledge that the MOU is a statement of general interests and intent and sets forth no legally binding duties or obligations with respect to either Party. B. The Parties shall at all times remain fully independent entities. C. Use of logos and hyperlinks to promote each Parties’ services and opportunities on Internet websites must be in accordance with the policies of each Party and must be approved in advance by each Party. D. The Parties agree that this Agreement will be non-exclusive and nothing prevents either Parties from entering into similar agreements with third parties. Neither Party nor its employees are authorized to make any representation or any commitment on the other Party’s behalf. E. Nothing herein is intended to conflict with either Parties’ policies. Should a dispute arise between the Parties concerning this Agreement, the Parties shall resolve the difference through appropriate and timely communications with the other party, which may include written notice of the dispute within 30 days of date on which the dispute arises and forwarding of the dispute to the higher officials within each organization for resolution, consistent with the purposes of the Agreement. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties’ authorized representatives have executed this Agreement as of the date indicated below. Tripda, Inc (Malaysia) By: _____________________ Date: ________________ Designation: ______________ UMCARES - The Community and Sustainability Centre By: _____________________ Date: ________________ Designation: ______________

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