This Software License Agreement (the "Agreement"), effective as of the Effective Date (as defined in Section 1), is a legal contract between you, as either an individual or an Entity (“Licensee”) and Variphy, Inc., a California Corporation (“Licensor”), collectively the “Parties.”
READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE DOWNLOADING, INSTALLING, OBTAINING A LICENSE KEY, OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING OR USING VARIPHY INC’S. PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE ACCOMPANYING THIS AGREEMENT (the “Software”).
THE SOFTWARE IS COPYRIGHTED AND IT IS LICENSED TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, NOT SOLD TO YOU. BY DOWNLOADING, INSTALLING, OBTAINING A LICENSE KEY, OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING OR USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, THAT YOU UNDERSTAND IT, AND THAT YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS. IF YOU ARE ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY, ORGANIZATION, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, OR AGENCY, INSTRUMENTALITY, OR DEPARTMENT OF A GOVERNMENT (AN “ENTITY”) AS ITS AUTHORIZED LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE, THEN YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE POWER AND AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY TO THESE TERMS, AND REFERENCES TO “YOU” HEREIN REFER TO BOTH YOU, THE INDIVIDUAL END USER, AND THE ENTITY ON WHOSE BEHALF YOU ARE ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT.
IF AT ANY TIME YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU SHOULD CLICK THE “I DO NOT ACCEPT” OR SIMILAR BUTTON, TERMINATE THE DOWNLOAD ANDOR INSTALLATION PROCESS, IMMEDIATELY CEASE AND REFRAIN FROM ACCESSING OR USING THE SOFTWARE AND DELETE ANY COPIES YOU MAY HAVE. THIS AGREEMENT, ALONG WITH ANY ADDITIONAL TERMS OR POLICIES INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE REPRESENTS THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND VARIPHY, INC. CONCERNING THE SOFTWARE, AND THIS AGREEMENT SUPERSEDES AND REPLACES ANY PRIOR PROPOSAL, REPRESENTATION, OR UNDERSTANDING YOU MAY HAVE HAD WITH VARIPHY, INC. RELATING TO THE SOFTWARE, WHETHER ORALLY OR IN WRITING.
In consideration of the mutual covenants, terms, and conditions set forth herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Parties agree as follows:
"Action" means any claim, action, cause of action, demand, lawsuit, arbitration, inquiry, audit, notice of violation, proceeding, litigation, citation, summons, subpoena, or investigation of any nature, civil, criminal, administrative, regulatory, or other, whether at law, in equity, or otherwise.
"Affiliate" of a Person means any other Person that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, such Person. The term "control" (including the terms "controlled by" and "under common control with") means the direct or indirect power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract, or otherwise/ownership of more than 50% of the voting securities of a Person.
“Approved Source” means an authorized reseller of Licensor's Software.
"Authorized User" means each of the individual clusters, systems, or installations to be used with the Software as identified by Licensor during configuration of the Software.
"Business Day" means a day other than a Saturday, Sunday, or other day on which commercial banks in New York City are authorized or required by Law to be closed for business.
"Confidential Information" has the meaning set forth in Section 7.1.
"Designated Site(s)" means any of Licensee's facilities.
"Disclosing Party" has the meaning set forth in Section 7.1.
"Documentation" means Licensor's user manuals, handbooks, and installation guides relating to the Software/end user documentation relating to the Software available at https://www.variphy.com/support/user-guides/ that Licensor provides or makes available to Licensee which describe the functionality, components, features, or requirements of the Software, including any aspect of the installation, configuration, integration, operation, or use of the Software, as well as knowledge base articles relating to the Software available at https://kb.variphy.com
"Effective Date" means the date when the Licensee first installs, accepts, or makes production use of the software.
"Force Majeure Event" has the meaning set forth in Section 13.11.
"Indemnitee" has the meaning set forth in Section 10.2.
"Indemnitor" has the meaning set forth in Section 10.2.
"Initial Term" has the meaning set forth in Section 12.1.
"Intellectual Property Rights" means any and all registered and unregistered rights granted, applied for, or otherwise now or hereafter in existence under or related to any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, database protection, or other intellectual property rights Laws, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection, in any part of the world.
"Law" means any statute, law, ordinance, regulation, rule, code, order, constitution, treaty, common law, judgment, decree, or other requirement of any federal, state, local, or foreign government or political subdivision thereof, or any arbitrator, court, or tribunal of competent jurisdiction.
"Licensee" has the meaning set forth in the preamble.
"Licensor" has the meaning set forth in the preamble.
"Licensor Indemnitee" has the meaning set forth in Section 10.1.
"Loss" or "Losses" means all losses, damages, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind, including reasonable attorneys' fees and the costs of enforcing any right to indemnification hereunder and the cost of pursuing any insurance providers.
"Maintenance Release" means any update, upgrade, release, or other adaptation or modification of the Software, including any updated Documentation, that Licensor may provide to Licensee from time to time during the Term, which may contain, among other things, error corrections, enhancements, improvements, or other changes to the user interface, functionality, compatibility, capabilities, performance, efficiency, or quality of the Software, but does not include any New Version.
"New Version" means any new version of the Software that Licensor may from time to time introduce and market generally as a distinct licensed product (as may be indicated by Licensor's designation of a new version number). Licensor may make new features in a New Version available to Licensee at an additional cost under a separate written agreement.
"Open Source Components" means any software that is distributed or made available under “free software” or “open source” terms, including software licensed under the GNU’s General Public License (GPL) or Lesser/Library GPL (LGPL), the Mozilla Public License, the Apache License, and any license listed at https://opensource.org/, as well as any other open source software distributed or made available with any license term or condition that requires or purports to require as a condition of use, modification or distribution that software incorporated, distributed with, or derived from it, be disclosed or distributed in source code form or made available at no charge.
"Open Source License" has the meaning set forth in Section 2.3.
"Parties" has the meaning set forth in the preamble.
"Party" has the meaning set forth in the preamble.
"Payment Failure" has the meaning set forth in Section 12.3(a).
"Permitted Use" means use of the Software by an Authorized User for the benefit of Licensee in the ordinary course of its internal business operations.
"Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability entity, governmental authority, unincorporated organization, trust, association, or other entity.
"Receiving Party" has the meaning set forth in Section 7.1.
"Renewal Term" has the meaning set forth in Section 12.2.
"Representatives" means, with respect to a Party, that Party's and its Affiliates' employees, officers, directors, consultants, agents, independent contractors, service providers, sublicensees, subcontractors, and legal advisors.
"Software" means the executable, object code version of the Variphy, version 12, and any Maintenance Releases provided to Licensee pursuant to this Agreement.
"Third-Party Materials" means materials and information, in any form or medium, that are not proprietary to Licensor, including any third- party: (a) documents, data, content or specifications; (b) Open Source Components or other software, hardware or other products, facilities, equipment or devices; and (c) accessories, components, parts or features of any of the foregoing.
"Warranty Period" has the meaning set forth in Section 9.2.
2.1 License Grant. Subject to and conditioned on Licensee's payment of Fees and compliance with all other terms and conditions of this Agreement, Licensor hereby grants to Licensee a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and non-transferable (except in compliance with Section 13.8) license to use the Software and Documentation solely for the Permitted Use during the Term.
2.2 Scope of Licensed Access and Use. Licensee may install, use, and run multiple copies of the Software on Licensee's network for use by up to the number Authorized Users determined during configuration of the Software at any of the Designated Site(s). The total number of Authorized Users shall not exceed the number set forth under in Licensor’s invoice, except as expressly agreed to in writing by the Parties and subject to any appropriate adjustment of the license fees payable hereunder. Licensor reserves the right to provide the Software to Licensee with unlimited Authorized Users during a trial or evaluation period as agreed to by Licensor and Licensee under separate agreement. Licensee may make one copy of the Software solely for testing, disaster recovery, or archival purposes. Any copy of the Software made by Licensee: (a) will remain the exclusive property of Licensor; (b) be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement; and (c) must include all copyright or other Intellectual Property Rights notices contained in the original.
2.3 Open Source Licenses. The Software includes multiple Open Source Components. Copies of open source licenses approved by the Open Source Initiative can be found at https://opensource.org/licenses (each, an "Open Source License"). Any use of the Open Source Components by Licensee is governed by, and subject to, the terms and conditions of the Open Source License(s).
3. License Restrictions. Except as this Agreement expressly permits, and subject to Section 2.3 with respect to Open Source Components, Licensee shall not, and shall not permit any other Person to:
(a) copy the Software, in whole or in part;
(b) modify, correct, adapt, translate, enhance, or otherwise prepare derivative works or improvements of any Software;
(c) rent, lease, lend, sell, sublicense, assign, distribute, publish, transfer, or otherwise make available the Software to any third party, except as provided for in agreements between Licensor and its managed service providers (an “Approved Source”);
(d) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, decode, or adapt the Software, or otherwise attempt to derive or gain access to the source code of the Software, in whole or in part;
(e) bypass or breach any security device or protection used for or contained in the Software or Documentation;
(f) remove, delete, efface, alter, obscure, translate, combine, supplement, or otherwise change any trademarks, terms of the Documentation, warranties, disclaimers, or Intellectual Property Rights, proprietary rights or other symbols, notices, marks, or serial numbers on or relating to any copy of the Software or Documentation;
(g) use the Software in any manner or for any purpose that infringes, misappropriates, or otherwise violates any Intellectual Property Right or other right of any Person, or that violates any applicable Law;
(h) use the Software for purposes of: (i) benchmarking or competitive analysis of the Software; (ii) developing, using or providing a competing software product or service; or (iii) any other purpose that is to Licensor's detriment or commercial disadvantage;
(i) use the Software or Documentation other than for the Permitted Use or in any manner or for any purpose or application not expressly permitted by this Agreement or (ii) any Open Source Components in any manner or for any purpose or application not expressly permitted by the controlling Open Source License.
4. Delivery. During the period which Licensee holds a valid license to the Software, Licensor shall deliver the Software electronically, on tangible media, or by other means, in Licensor's sole discretion, to Licensee. Risk of loss of any tangible media on which the Software is delivered will pass to Licensee on delivery to carrier.
5. Maintenance Releases. During the Term, Licensor will provide Licensee with all Maintenance Releases (including updated Documentation) that Licensor may, in its sole discretion, make generally available to its licensees at no additional charge. All Maintenance Releases provided by Licensor to Licensee are deemed Software. Licensee will install all Maintenance Releases as soon as practicable after receipt.
6. Fees and Payment.
6.1 License Fees. Prior to activation of the Software, Licensee shall pay Licensor the license fees set forth in Licensee’s invoice to Licensor in accordance with the terms of this Section 6. If the Term is renewed for any Renewal Term(s) pursuant to Section 12.2, Licensee shall pay the then-current standard renewal license fees that Licensee charges for the Software during the applicable Renewal Term.
6.2 Taxes. All Fees and other amounts payable by Licensee under this Agreement are exclusive of taxes and similar assessments. Without limiting the foregoing, Licensee is responsible for all sales, use, and excise taxes, and any other similar taxes, duties, and charges of any kind imposed by any federal, state, or local governmental or regulatory authority on any amounts payable by Licensee hereunder, other than any taxes imposed on Licensor's income.
6.3 Payment. Licensee shall pay all license fees/amounts due and owing under this Agreement within 30 days after the date of Licensor's invoice therefor, unless alternate payment arrangements are negotiated and provided on Licensor’s invoice. Licensee shall make all payments hereunder in US dollars pursuant to the Terms and Conditions identified on Licensor’s invoice, to the address or account specified in Licensor’s invoice, or such other address or account as Licensor may specify in writing from time to time.
6.4 Late Payment. If Licensee fails to make any payment when due then, in addition to all other remedies that may be available to Licensor:
(a) Licensor may charge interest on the past due amount at the rate of 1.5% per month calculated daily and compounded monthly or, if lower, the highest rate permitted under applicable Law;
(b) Licensee shall reimburse Licensor for all costs incurred by Licensor in collecting any late payment of amounts due or related interest, including attorneys' fees, court costs, and collection agency fees; and
(c) if such failure continues for 30 days following written notice thereof, Licensor may: (i) disable Licensee's use of the Software (including by means of a disabling code, technology or device); (ii) withhold, suspend or revoke its grant of a license hereunder; (iii) withhold or suspend service and support of the Software; and/or (iv) terminate this Agreement under Section 12.3(a) or Section 12.3(b), as applicable.
6.5 No Deductions or Setoffs. All amounts payable to Licensor under this Agreement shall be paid by Licensee to Licensor in full without any setoff, recoupment, counterclaim, deduction, debit or withholding for any reason (other than any deduction or withholding of tax as may be required by applicable Law).
7.1 Confidential Information. In connection with this Agreement, each Party (the "Disclosing Party") may disclose or make available Confidential Information to the other Party (the "Receiving Party"). Subject to Section 7.2, "Confidential Information" means information in any form or medium (whether oral, written, electronic, or other) that the Disclosing Party considers confidential or proprietary, including information consisting of or relating to the Disclosing Party's technology, trade secrets, know-how, business operations, plans, strategies, customers, and pricing, and information with respect to which the Disclosing Party has contractual or other confidentiality obligations, whether or not marked, designated, or otherwise identified as "confidential." Without limiting the foregoing: (a) the Software and Documentation are the Confidential Information of Licensor; and (b) the financial terms of this Agreement are the Confidential Information of each of the Parties.
7.2 Exclusions. Confidential Information does not include information that the Receiving Party can demonstrate by written or other documentary records: (a) was rightfully known to the Receiving Party without restriction on use or disclosure prior to such information being disclosed or made available to the Receiving Party in connection with this Agreement; (b) was or becomes generally known by the public other than by the Receiving Party's or any of its Representatives' noncompliance with this Agreement; (c) was or is received by the Receiving Party on a non-confidential basis from a third party that, to the Receiving Party's knowledge, was not or is not, at the time of such receipt, under any obligation to maintain its confidentiality; or (d) the Receiving Party can demonstrate by written or other documentary records was or is independently developed by the Receiving Party without reference to or use of any Confidential Information.
7.3 Protection of Confidential Information. As a condition to being provided with any disclosure of or access to Confidential Information, the Receiving Party shall:
(a) not access or use Confidential Information other than as necessary to exercise its rights or perform its obligations under and in accordance with this Agreement;
(b) except as may be permitted under the terms and conditions of Section 7.4, not disclose or permit access to Confidential Information other than to its Representatives who: (i) need to know such Confidential Information for purposes of the Receiving Party's exercise of its rights or performance of its obligations under and in accordance with this Agreement; (ii) have been informed of the confidential nature of the Confidential Information and the Receiving Party's obligations under this Section 7; and (iii) are bound by confidentiality and restricted use obligations at least as protective of the Confidential Information as the terms set forth in this Section 7;
(c) safeguard the Confidential Information from unauthorized use, access or disclosure using at least the degree of care it uses to protect its similarly sensitive information and in no event less than a reasonable degree of care; and
(d) promptly notify the Disclosing Party of any unauthorized use or disclosure of Confidential Information and take all reasonable steps to prevent further unauthorized use or disclosure; and
(e) ensure its Representatives' compliance with, and be responsible and liable for any of its Representatives' non-compliance with, the terms of this Section 7.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Agreement, the Receiving Party's obligations under this Section 7 with respect to any Confidential Information that constitutes a trade secret under any applicable Law will continue until such time, if ever, as such Confidential Information ceases to qualify for trade secret protection under one or more such applicable Laws other than as a result of any act or omission of the Receiving Party or any of its Representatives.
7.4 Compelled Disclosures. If the Receiving Party or any of its Representatives is compelled by applicable Law to disclose any Confidential Information then, to the extent permitted by applicable Law, the Receiving Party will: (a) promptly, and prior to such disclosure, notify the Disclosing Party in writing of such requirement so that the Disclosing Party can seek a protective order or other remedy or waive its rights under Section 7.3; and (b) provide reasonable assistance to the Disclosing Party in opposing such disclosure or seeking a protective order or other limitations on disclosure. If the Disclosing Party waives compliance or, after providing the notice and assistance required under this Section 7.4, the Receiving Party remains required by Law to disclose any Confidential Information, the Receiving Party will disclose only that portion of the Confidential Information that, on the advice of the Receiving Party's outside legal counsel, the Receiving Party is legally required to disclose and, on the Disclosing Party's request, will use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain assurances from the applicable court or other presiding authority that such Confidential Information will be afforded confidential treatment.
8. Intellectual Property Rights.
8.1 Intellectual Property Ownership. Licensee acknowledges and agrees that:
(a) the Software and Documentation are licensed, not sold, to Licensee by Licensor and Licensee does not have under or in connection with this Agreement any ownership interest in the Software or Documentation, or in any related Intellectual Property Rights;
(b) Licensor is the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in and to the Software and Documentation, including all Intellectual Property Rights relating thereto, subject only to the rights of third parties in Open Source Components and the limited license granted to Licensee under this Agreement; and
(c) Licensee hereby unconditionally and irrevocably assigns to Licensor or Licensor's designee, its entire right, title and interest in and to any Intellectual Property Rights that Licensee may now or hereafter have in or relating to the Software or Documentation (including any rights in derivative works or patent improvements relating to either of them), whether held or acquired by operation of law, contract, assignment or otherwise.
8.2 Licensee Cooperation and Notice of Infringement. Licensee shall, during the Term:
(a) safeguard the Software and Documentation (including all copies thereof) from infringement, misappropriation, theft, misuse or unauthorized access;
(b) at Licensor's expense, take all such steps as Licensor may reasonably require to assist Licensor in maintaining the validity, enforceability and Licensor's ownership of the Intellectual Property Rights in the Software and Documentation;
(c) promptly notify Licensor in writing if Licensee becomes aware of: (i) any actual or suspected infringement, misappropriation or other violation of Licensor's Intellectual Property Rights in or relating to the Software or Documentation; or (ii) any claim that the Software or Documentation, including any production, use, marketing, sale or other disposition of the Software or Documentation, in whole or in part, infringes, misappropriates or otherwise violates the Intellectual Property Rights or other rights of any Person; and
(d) at Licensor's sole expense, fully cooperate with and assist Licensor in all reasonable ways in the conduct of any Action by Licensor to prevent or abate any actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of Licensor's rights in, and to attempt to resolve any Actions relating to, the Software or Documentation, including having Licensee's employees testify when requested and making available for discovery or trial relevant records, papers, information, samples, specimens and the like.
8.3 No Implied Rights. Except for the limited rights and licenses expressly granted under this Agreement, nothing in this Agreement grants, by implication, waiver, estoppel or otherwise, to Licensee or any third party any Intellectual Property Rights or other right, title, or interest in or to any of the Software or Documentation.
9. Representations and Warranties.
9.1 Mutual Representations and Warranties. Each Party represents, warrants and covenants to the other Party that:
(a) it is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing as a corporation or other entity under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or other organization;
(b) it has the full right, power and authority to enter into and perform its obligations and grant the rights, licenses and authorizations it grants and is required to grant under this Agreement;
(c) the execution of this Agreement by its representative whose signature is set forth at the end of this Agreement or who has accepted this Agreement electronically has been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or organizational action of such Party; and
(d) when executed and delivered by both Parties, this Agreement will constitute the legal, valid and binding obligation of such Party, enforceable against such Party in accordance with its terms.
(e) Limited Warranty. Subject to the limitations and conditions set forth in Section 9.3 and Section 9.4, Licensor warrants to Licensee that for a period of 90 days from the date of installation of the Software (the "Warranty Period"):
(f) the Software will substantially conform in all material respects to the Documentation, when installed, operated and used as recommended in the Documentation and in accordance with this Agreement.
9.3 Licensee Requirements. The limited warranties set forth in Section 9.2 apply only if Licensee: (a) notifies Licensor in writing of the warranty breach before the expiration of the Warranty Period; (b) has promptly installed all Maintenance Releases to the Software that Licensor previously made available to Licensee; and (c) as of the date of notification, is in compliance with all terms and conditions of this Agreement (including the payment of all license fees then due and owing).
9.4 Exceptions. Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary in this Agreement, the limited warranty set forth in Section 9.2 does not apply to problems arising out of or relating to:
(a) Software, or the media on which it is provided, that is modified or damaged by Licensee or its Representatives;
(b) any operation or use of, or other activity relating to, the Software other than as specified in the Documentation, including any incorporation in the Software of, or combination, operation or use of the Software in or with, any technology (including any software, hardware, firmware, system or network) or service not specified for Licensee's use in the Documentation, unless otherwise expressly permitted by Licensor in writing;
(c) Licensee's or any third party's negligence, abuse, misapplication or misuse of the Software, including any use of the Software other than as specified in the Documentation or expressly authorized by Licensor in writing;
(d) Licensee's failure to promptly install all Maintenance Releases that Licensor has previously made available to Licensee;
(e) the operation of, or access to, Licensee's or a third party's system or network;
(f) any Open Source Components, beta software, software that Licensor makes available for testing or demonstration purposes, temporary software modules or software for which Licensor does not receive a license fee;
(g) Licensee's breach of any provision of this Agreement; or
(h) any other circumstances or causes outside of the reasonable control of Licensor (including abnormal physical or electrical stress).
9.5 Remedial Efforts. If Licensor breaches, or is alleged to have breached, any of the warranties set forth in Section 9.2, Licensor may, at its sole option and expense, take any of the following steps to remedy such breach:
(a) replace any damaged or defective media on which Licensor supplied the Software;
(b) amend, supplement or replace any incomplete or inaccurate Documentation;
(c) repair the Software; and/or
(d) replace the Software with functionally equivalent software (which software will, on its replacement of the Software, constitute Software hereunder).
The remedies set forth in this Section 9.5 are Licensee's sole remedies and Licensor's sole liability under the limited warranty set forth in Section 9.2.
9.6 DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTIES SET FORTH IN SECTION 9.2, ALL LICENSED SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTATION AND OTHER PRODUCTS, INFORMATION, MATERIALS AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY LICENSOR ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." LICENSOR SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ALL WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, LICENSOR MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND THAT THE LICENSED SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR RESULTS OF THE USE THEREOF, WILL MEET LICENSEE’S OR OTHER PERSONS' REQUIREMENTS, OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, ACHIEVE ANY INTENDED RESULT, BE COMPATIBLE OR WORK WITH ANY SOFTWARE, SYSTEMS, OR OTHER SERVICES, OR BE SECURE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, FREE OF HARMFUL CODE OR ERROR FREE. ALL OPEN SOURCE COMPONENTS AND OTHER THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF OR CONCERNING ANY OF THEM IS STRICTLY BETWEEN LICENSEE AND THE THIRD-PARTY OWNER OR DISTRIBUTOR OF SUCH OPEN SOURCE COMPONENTS AND THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS.
10.1 Licensee Indemnification. Licensee shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Licensor and its Affiliates, and each of its and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, subcontractors, permitted successors and permitted assigns (each, a "Licensor Indemnitee") from and against any and all Losses incurred by Licensor/the Licensor Indemnitee resulting from any Action by a third party:
(a) that any Intellectual Property Rights or other right of any Person, or any Law, is or will be infringed, misappropriated, or otherwise violated by any:
(i) use or combination of the Software by or on behalf of Licensee or any of its Representatives with any hardware, software, system, network, service, or other matter whatsoever that is neither provided by Licensor nor authorized by Licensor in this Agreement and the Documentation or otherwise in writing; and
(ii) information, materials, or technology directly or indirectly provided by Licensee or directed by Licensee to be installed, combined, integrated, or used with, as part of, or in connection with the Software or Documentation;
(b) relating to facts that, if true, would constitute a breach by Licensee of any representation, warranty, covenant, or obligation under this Agreement;
(c) relating to negligence/gross negligence, abuse, misapplication, misuse or more culpable act or omission (including recklessness or willful misconduct) by or on behalf of Licensee or any of its Representatives with respect to the Software or Documentation or otherwise in connection with this Agreement; or
(d) relating to use of the Software or Documentation by or on behalf of Licensee or any of its Representatives that is outside the purpose, scope or manner of use authorized by this Agreement or the Documentation, or in any manner contrary to Licensor's instructions.
10.2 Indemnification Procedure. Each Party shall promptly notify the other Party in writing of any Action for which such Party believes it is entitled to be indemnified pursuant to Section 10.1. The Party seeking indemnification (the "Indemnitee") shall cooperate with the other Party (the "Indemnitor") at the Indemnitor's sole cost and expense. The Indemnitor shall promptly assume control of the defense and investigation of such Action and shall employ counsel reasonably acceptable to the Indemnitee to handle and defend the same, at the Indemnitor's sole cost and expense. The Indemnitee may participate in and observe the proceedings at its own cost and expense with counsel of its own choosing. The Indemnitor shall not settle any Action on any terms or in any manner that adversely affects the rights of any Indemnitee without the Indemnitee's prior written consent, which shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed. If the Indemnitor fails or refuses to assume control of the defense of such Action, the Indemnitee shall have the right, but no obligation, to defend against such Action, including settling such Action after giving notice to the Indemnitor, in each case in such manner and on such terms as the Indemnitee may deem appropriate.
10.3 Mitigation. If the Software, or any part of the Software, is, or in Licensor's opinion is likely to be, claimed to infringe, misappropriate or otherwise violate any third-party Intellectual Property Right, or if Licensee's use of the Software is enjoined or threatened to be enjoined, Licensor may, at its option and sole cost and expense:
(a) obtain the right for Licensee to continue to use the Software materially as contemplated by this Agreement;
(b) modify or replace the Software, in whole or in part, to seek to make the Software non-infringing, while providing materially equivalent features and functionality, and such modified or replacement software will constitute Software under this Agreement; or
(c) if, after Licensor's exercise of commercially reasonable efforts, none of the remedies set forth in the above Section 10.3(a) or Section 10.3(b) is reasonably available to Licensor, terminate this Agreement, in its entirety or with respect to the affected part or feature of the Software, effective immediately on written notice to Licensee, in which event:
(i) Licensee shall cease all use of the Software and Documentation immediately on receipt of Licensee's notice; and
(ii) provided that Licensee fully complies with its post-termination obligations set forth in Section 10.4, Licensor shall promptly refund to Licensee, on a pro rata basis, the share of any license fees prepaid by Licensee for the future portion of the Term that would have remained but for such termination.
10.4 Sole Remedy. THIS SECTION 10 SETS FORTH LICENSEE'S SOLE REMEDIES AND LICENSOR’S SOLE LIABILITY AND OBLIGATION FOR ANY ACTUAL, THREATENED, OR ALLEGED CLAIMS THAT THE SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION OR ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT INFRINGES, MISAPPROPRIATES, OR OTHERWISE VIOLATES ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY.
11. Limitations of Liability.
11.1 EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL LICENSOR, OR ANY OF ITS LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR ITS SUBJECT MATTER UNDER ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, AND OTHERWISE, FOR ANY (a) INCREASED COSTS, DIMINUTION IN VALUE OR LOST BUSINESS, PRODUCTION, CAPITAL, REVENUES, OR PROFITS, (b) LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, (c) USE, INABILITY TO USE, LOSS, INTERRUPTION, DELAY OR RECOVERY OF ANY LICENSED SOFTWARE OR OPEN SOURCE COMPONENTS OR OTHER THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS, (d) LOSS, DAMAGE, CORRUPTION, OR RECOVERY OF DATA, OR BREACH OF DATA OR SYSTEM SECURITY, (e) COST OF REPLACEMENT GOODS OR SERVICES, OR (f) CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, ENHANCED, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, IN EACH CASE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH PERSONS WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES OR SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES WERE OTHERWISE FORESEEABLE, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ANY AGREED OR OTHER REMEDY OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
11.2 CAP ON MONETARY LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF LICENSOR AND ITS LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER ARISING UNDER OR RELATED TO BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNTS PAID TO LICENSOR OR ANY APPROVED SOURCE FOR THE SOFTWARE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IN THE ONE YEAR PERIOD PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS APPLY EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. THIS CAP ON MONETARY LIABILITY FOR THE SOFTWARE IS CUMULATIVE AND NOT PER INCIDENT (I.E., THE EXISTENCE OF TWO OR MORE CLAIMS WILL NOT ENLARGE THIS LIMIT).
12. Term and Termination.
12.1 Term. The term of this Agreement commences as of the Effective Date and continues in effect until one (1) year from such date unless terminated earlier pursuant to any of the Agreement's express provisions (the "Term"), or extended by Licensor’s receipt of Licensee’s payment of an additional Term.
12.2 Renewal Term. This Agreement will not automatically renew. Renewal is only available upon receipt of payment by Licensor from Licensee for renewal beyond the initial Term.
12.3 Termination. This Agreement may be terminated at any time:
(a) by Licensor, effective on written notice to Licensee, if Licensee fails to pay any amount when due under this Agreement, where such failure continues more than 30 days after Licensor's delivery of written notice thereof ("Payment Failure");
(b) by Licensor, immediately on written notice to Licensee if any two or more Payment Failures occur in any two-month period;
(c) by either Party, effective on written notice to the other Party, if the other Party materially breaches this Agreement and such breach:
(i) is incapable of cure; or (ii) being capable of cure, remains uncured 30 days after the non-breaching Party provides the breaching Party with written notice of such breach;
(ii) by Licensor, effective immediately, if the Licensee: (i) is dissolved or liquidated or takes any corporate action for such purpose; (ii) becomes insolvent or is generally unable to pay its debts as they become due; (iii) becomes the subject of any voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy proceeding under any domestic or foreign bankruptcy or insolvency Law; (iv) makes or seeks to make a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or (v) applies for, or consents to, the appointment of a trustee, receiver or custodian for a substantial part of its property.
12.4 Effect of Termination or Expiration.
(a) On the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement:
(i) all rights, licenses and authorizations granted to licensee hereunder will immediately terminate and Licensee will (A) immediately cease all use of and other activities with respect to the Software and Documentation; (B) within fourteen days deliver to Licensor, or at Licensor's written request destroy, and permanently erase from all devices and systems Licensee directly or indirectly controls, the Software, the Documentation and the Licensor's Confidential Information, including all documents, files, and tangible materials (and any partial and complete copies) containing, reflecting, incorporating, or based on any of the foregoing, whether or not modified or merged into other materials; and (C) certify to Licensor in a signed written instrument that it has complied with the requirements of this Section 12.4; and
(b) all amounts payable by Licensee to Licensor of any kind are immediately payable and due no later than 30 days after the effective date of the expiration or 10 Business Days after Licensor's termination of this Agreement.
12.5 Surviving Terms. The provisions set forth in the following sections, and any other right, obligation or provision under this Agreement that, by its nature, should survive termination or expiration of this Agreement, will survive any expiration or termination of this Agreement: this Section 12.5, Section 1, Section 6, Section 7, Section 8, Section 10, Section 11, and Section 13.
13.1 Further Assurances. On a Party's reasonable request, the other Party shall, at the requesting Party's sole cost and expense, execute and deliver all such documents and instruments, and take all such further actions, as may be necessary to give full effect to this Agreement.
13.2 Relationship of the Parties. The relationship between the Parties is that of independent contractors. Nothing contained in this Agreement will be construed as creating any agency, partnership, joint venture, or other form of joint enterprise, employment, or fiduciary relationship between the Parties, and neither Party shall have authority to contract for or bind the other Party in any manner whatsoever.
13.3 Public Announcements. Neither Party shall issue or release any announcement, statement, press release, or other publicity or marketing materials relating to this Agreement or, unless expressly permitted under this Agreement, otherwise use the other Party's trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, domain names, or other indicia of source, association or sponsorship, in each case, without the prior written or oral consent of the other Party, which shall not be unreasonably delayed or withheld, provided, however, that Licensor may, without Licensee's consent, include Licensee's name and other indicia in its lists of Licensor's current or former customers of Licensor in promotional and marketing materials.
13.4 Notices. Except as otherwise expressly set forth in this Agreement, any notice, request, consent, claim, demand, waiver, or other communication under this Agreement have legal effect only if in writing and addressed to a Party as follows (or to such other address or such other person that such addressee Party may designate from time to time in accordance with this Section 13.4):
If to Licensor:
722 Old Jonas Hill Road, Lafayette, CA 94549
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Attention: Legal Department
If to Licensee:
Contact information provided to Licensor via purchase order and/or Invoice
Notices sent in accordance with this Section 13.4 will be deemed effectively given: (a) when received, if delivered by hand, with signed confirmation of receipt; (b) when received, if sent by a nationally recognized overnight courier, signature required; (c) when sent, if by facsimile or email, (in each case, with confirmation of transmission), if sent during the addressee's normal business hours, and on the next Business Day, if sent after the addressee's normal business hours; and (d) on the fifth day after the date mailed by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, within the United States.
13.5 Interpretation. For purposes of this Agreement: (a) the words "include," "includes" and "including" are deemed to be followed by the words "without limitation"; (b) the word "or" is not exclusive; (c) the words "herein," "hereof," "hereby," "hereto" and "hereunder" refer to this Agreement as a whole; (d) words denoting the singular have a comparable meaning when used in the plural, and vice versa; and (e) words denoting any gender include all genders. Unless the context otherwise requires, references in this Agreement: (x) to sections, exhibits, schedules, attachments, and appendices mean the sections of, and exhibits, schedules, attachments, and appendices to, this Agreement; (y) to an agreement, instrument or other document means such agreement, instrument or other document as amended, supplemented and modified from time to time to the extent permitted by the provisions thereof; and (z) to a statute means such statute as amended from time to time and includes any successor legislation thereto and any regulations promulgated thereunder. The Parties intend this Agreement to be construed without regard to any presumption or rule requiring construction or interpretation against the Party drafting an instrument or causing any instrument to be drafted. The exhibits, schedules, attachments, and appendices referred to herein are an integral part of this Agreement to the same extent as if they were set forth verbatim herein.
13.6 Headings. The headings in this Agreement are for reference only and do not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.
13.7 Entire Agreement. This Agreement, together with any other documents incorporated herein by reference, including, but not limited to Licensee’s purchase order(s) and Licensor’s invoice(s), constitutes the sole and entire agreement of the Parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter. In the event of any inconsistency between the statements made in the body of this Agreement, the related exhibits, schedules, attachments, and appendices (other than an exception expressly set forth as such therein) and any other documents incorporated herein by reference, the following order of precedence governs: (a) first, this Agreement, excluding its exhibits, schedules, attachments, and appendices; (b) second, the exhibits, schedules, attachments, and appendices to this Agreement as of the Effective Date; and (c) third, any other documents incorporated herein by reference.
13.8 Assignment. Licensee shall not assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights, or delegate or otherwise transfer any of its obligations or performance under this Agreement, in each case whether voluntarily, involuntarily, by operation of law, or otherwise, without Licensor's prior written consent. No assignment, delegation, or transfer will relieve Customer of any of its obligations or performance under this Agreement. Any purported assignment, delegation, or transfer in violation of this Section 13.8 is void. This Agreement is binding on and inures to the benefit of the Parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns.
13.9 Export Regulation. The Software may be subject to US export control laws, including the US Export Administration Act and its associated regulations. Licensee will not directly or indirectly, export, re-export, or release the Software to, or make the Software accessible from, any country, jurisdiction or Person to which export, re-export, or release is prohibited by applicable Law. Licensee will comply with all applicable Laws and complete all required undertakings (including obtaining any necessary export license or other governmental approval) prior to exporting, re-exporting, releasing, or otherwise making the Software available outside the US.
13.10 US Government Rights. Each of the Documentation and the software components that constitute the Software is a "commercial item" as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. 2.101, consisting of "commercial computer software" and "commercial computer software documentation" as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. 12.212. Accordingly, if Licensee is an agency of the US Government or any contractor therefor, Licensee only receives those rights with respect to the Software and Documentation as are granted to all other end users under license, in accordance with (a) 48 C.F.R. §227.7201 through 48 C.F.R. §227.7204, with respect to the Department of Defense and their contractors, or (b) 48 C.F.R. §12.212, with respect to all other US Government licensees and their contractors.
13.11 Force Majeure.
(a) No Breach or Default. In no event will Licensor be liable or responsible to Licensee, or be deemed to have defaulted under or breached this Agreement, for any failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any term of this Agreement (except for any obligations to make payments), when and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by any circumstances beyond Licensor's reasonable control (a "Force Majeure Event"), including acts of God, flood, fire, earthquake or explosion, war, terrorism, invasion, riot or other civil unrest, embargoes or blockades in effect on or after the Effective Date, national or regional emergency, strikes, labor stoppages or slowdowns or other industrial disturbances, passage of Law or any action taken by a governmental or public authority, including imposing an export or import restriction, quota, or other restriction or prohibition or any complete or partial government shutdown, or national or regional shortage of adequate power or telecommunications or transportation. Either Party may terminate this Agreement if a Force Majeure Event affecting the other Party continues substantially uninterrupted for a period of 30 days or more.
(b) Affected Party Obligations. In the event of any failure or delay caused by a Force Majeure Event, Licensor will give prompt written notice to Licensee stating the period of time the occurrence is expected to continue and use commercially reasonable efforts to end the failure or delay and minimize the effects of such Force Majeure Event.
13.12 No Third-Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is for the sole benefit of the Parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns and nothing herein, express or implied, is intended to or will confer on any other Person any legal or equitable right, benefit, or remedy of any nature whatsoever under or by reason of this Agreement.
13.13 Amendment and Modification; Waiver. No amendment to or modification of this Agreement is effective unless it is in writing and signed by an authorized representative of each Party. No waiver by any Party of any of the provisions hereof is effective unless explicitly set forth in writing and signed by the Party so waiving. Except as otherwise set forth in this Agreement, no failure to exercise, or delay in exercising, any rights, remedy, power, or privilege arising from this Agreement will operate or be construed as a waiver thereof; nor will any single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power, or privilege hereunder preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power, or privilege.
13.14 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability will not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction. On such determination that any term or other provision is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the Parties hereto shall negotiate in good faith to modify this Agreement so as to effect the original intent of the Parties as closely as possible in a mutually acceptable manner in order that the transactions contemplated hereby be consummated as originally contemplated to the greatest extent possible.
13.15 Governing Law; Submission to Jurisdiction. If Licensee acquired, by reference to the address on the purchased order accepted by Licensor or an Approved Source, the Software in the United States, Latin America, or the Caribbean, this Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule that would require or permit the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the State of California. Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement or the licenses granted hereunder will be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of California in each case located in the city of San Jose and County of Santa Clara, and each Party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts in any such suit, action, or proceeding. Service of process, summons, notice, or other document by mail to such Party's address set forth herein will be effective service of process for any suit, action, or other proceeding brought in any such court.
If Licensee acquired the Software in Canada, unless expressly prohibited by local law, the Agreement and Warranties are controlled by and construed under the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, notwithstanding any conflicts of law provisions; and the courts of the Province of Ontario shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising under the Agreement or Warranties.
If Licensee acquired the Software in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia or Oceania (excluding Australia), unless expressly prohibited by local law, the Agreement and Warranties are controlled by and construed under the laws of England, notwithstanding any conflicts of law provisions; and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising under the Agreement or Warranties. In addition, if the Agreement is controlled by the laws of England, no person who is not a party to the Agreement shall be entitled to enforce or take the benefit of any of its terms under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
If Licensee acquired the Software in Japan, unless expressly prohibited by local law, the Agreement and Warranties are controlled by and construed under the laws of Japan, notwithstanding any conflicts of law provisions; and the Tokyo District Court of Japan shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising under the Agreement or Warranties.
If Licensee acquired the Software in Australia, unless expressly prohibited by local law, the Agreement and Warranties are controlled by and construed under the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia, notwithstanding any conflicts of law provisions; and the State and federal courts of New South Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising under the Agreement or Warranties.
If Licensee acquired the Software in any other country, unless expressly prohibited by local law, the Agreement and Warranties are controlled by and construed under the laws of the State of California, United States of America, notwithstanding any conflicts of law provisions; and the state and federal courts of California, as referenced in this Section 13.15, shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising under the Agreement or Warranties.
13.16 Waiver of Jury Trial. Each Party irrevocably and unconditionally waives any right it may have to a trial by jury in respect of any legal action arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.
13.17 Equitable Relief. Licensee acknowledges and agrees that a breach or threatened breach by Licensee of any of its obligations under Section 2.4, Section 6, Section 8, or Section 10 of this Agreement would cause Licensor irreparable harm for which monetary damages would not be an adequate remedy and that, in the event of such breach or threatened breach, Licensor will be entitled to equitable relief, including in a restraining order, an injunction, specific performance, and any other relief that may be available from any court of competent jurisdiction, without any requirement to post a bond or other security, or to prove actual damages or that monetary damages are not an adequate remedy. Such remedies are not exclusive and are in addition to all other remedies that may be available at law, in equity, or otherwise.
13.18 Attorneys' Fees. In the event that any action, suit, or other legal or administrative proceeding is instituted or commenced by either Party against the other Party arising out of this Agreement, the prevailing Party is entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs from the non-prevailing Party.
13.19 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which is deemed an original, but all of which together are deemed to be one and the same agreement. A signed copy of this Agreement delivered by facsimile, email, or other means of electronic transmission is deemed to have the same legal effect as delivery of an original signed copy of this Agreement.