Notes on the Main Issues of Cloud Computing Contracts (prepared by the secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, 2019)

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The Notes are not intended to express the position of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) or its secretariat on the desirability of concluding cloud computing contracts. The Notes should not be regarded as an exhaustive source of information on drafting cloud computing contracts or as a substitute for obtaining any legal and technical advice and services of professional advisers.

The Notes suggest issues for consideration by potential parties before and during contract drafting without intending to convey that all of those issues must always be considered. The various solutions discussed in the Notes will not govern the relationship between the parties unless they expressly agree upon such solutions, or unless the solutions result from provisions of the applicable law. Headings and subheadings used in the Notes and their sequence are not to be regarded as mandatory or as suggesting any preferred structure or style for a cloud computing contract. The form, content, style and structure of cloud computing contracts may vary significantly, reflecting various legal traditions, drafting styles, legal requirements and parties' needs and preferences.