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End User License Agreement
BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT, EITHER BY INDICATING YOUR ACCEPTANCE, BY EXECUTING AN ORDER FORM THAT REFERENCES THIS AGREEMENT, OR BY DOWNLOADING, INSTALLING AND/OR UTILIZING THE SOFTWARE (DEFINED BELOW), YOU AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT. THIS AGREEMENT IS A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND SPAMEXPERTS AND SETS FORTH THE TERMS THAT GOVERN THE LICENSE PROVIDED TO YOU HEREUNDER. IF YOU ARE ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY TO THIS AGREEMENT. ANY CHANGES, ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS BY YOU TO THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AND WILL NOT BE A PART OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MUST NOT DOWNLOAD, INSTALL, OR USE THE SOFTWARE.
This End User License Agreement (the “Agreement”), as of the date that You accept this Agreement (“Effective Date”), is hereby entered into and agreed upon by you, either an individual or an entity, and your Affiliates (“You” or “Company”) and SpamExperts B.V (“SpamExperts”) for the Software (as defined below). This Agreement sets forth the obligations of each party.
1.1 Affiliates means an entity controlled by, under common control with, or controlling such party, where control is denoted by having fifty percent (50%) or more of the voting power (or equivalent) of the applicable entity. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Affiliates may use the license granted hereunder. All references to SpamExperts shall be deemed to be references to SpamExperts and its Affiliates, and all references to Company, You, or Your shall be deemed to be references to Company and its Affiliate(s).
1.2 Computer means the hardware, if the hardware is a single computer system, whether physical or virtual, or means the computer system with which the hardware operates, if the hardware is a computer system component.
1.3 Documentation means the official user documentation prepared and provided by SpamExperts to You on the use of the Software. For the avoidance of doubt, any installation guide or end user documentation not prepared or provided by SpamExperts; any online community site; unofficial documentation, videos, white papers, or related media; or feedback does not constitute Documentation.
1.4 Personal Data means information that may be used to readily identify an individual person.
1.5 Product Addendum(a) means additional terms and conditions set forth in Section 13 that relate to the applicable Software.
1.6 Software means the object code versions of the product, together with the updates, new releases or versions, modifications or enhancements, owned and provided by SpamExperts to You pursuant to this Agreement.
1.8 Your Data or Data means data, files, or information, including data, files, or information that include Personal Data, accessed, used, communicated, stored, or submitted by You or Your Users related to Your or Your User’s use of the Software.
2. GRANT OF LICENSE.
2.1 Subscription License. Upon payment of the fees and continuous compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, SpamExperts hereby grants You a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable license for the applicable Term to use the Software and Documentation subject to the terms contained herein:
a) For each Software license that You obtain from SpamExperts, You may: (i) use the Software on any single Computer, unless the Documentation clearly indicates otherwise; and (ii) copy the Software for back-up and archival purposes, provided any copy must contain all of the original Software's proprietary notices and a notice that it will not be used for transfer, distribution or sale.
b) The Software is in use on a Computer when it is loaded into temporary memory or installed in permanent memory (hard drive, CD-ROM or other storage device). You agree to use Your reasonable efforts to prevent and protect the contents of the Software and Documentation from unauthorized use or disclosure, with at least the same degree of care that You use to protect Your own confidential and proprietary information, but in no event less than a reasonable degree of care under the circumstances. You agree that You will register the Software only with SpamExperts and that You will only install a Software license key obtained directly from SpamExperts.
3. LICENSE RESTRICTIONS; OBLIGATIONS.
3.1 License Restrictions.
3.1.1 General. You may not: (i) provide, make available to, or permit other individuals to use the Software or Documentation, except under the terms listed above, either in whole or part; (ii) modify, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, create derivative works, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code based upon the Software or Documentation; (iii) copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, or transmit the Software or Documentation (except for back-up or archival purposes, which will not be used for transfer, distribution, or sale); (iv) license, sell, resell, rent, lease, transfer, sublicense, distribute, or otherwise transfer rights to the Software or Documentation; (v) create, market, distribute add-ons or enhancements or incorporate into another product the Software without prior written consent of SpamExperts; (vi) remove any proprietary notices or labels on the Software or Documentation; (vii) license the Software if You are a direct competitor (or an agent of a direct competitor) of SpamExperts, including for the purposes of monitoring the Software’s availability, performance, or functionality or for any other benchmarking or competitive purposes; (viii) use the Software to store or transmit infringing, libelous, unlawful, or tortious material or to store or transmit material in violation of any applicable laws or third party rights, including privacy rights; or (ix) use the Software in a manner that results in excessive use or circumvention of the technical limitations or usage limits of the Software. Unless as provided herein, any such forbidden use shall immediately terminate Your license to the Software. The Software is intended only for use with public domain or properly licensed third party materials. All responsibility for obtaining such a license is Yours, and SpamExperts shall not be responsible for Your failure to do so.
3.1.2 SpamExperts Trademarks. You may not delete, remove, hide, move or alter any trademark, logo, icon, image or text that represents the company name of SpamExperts, any derivation thereof, or any icon, image, or text that is likely to be confused with the same. All representations of the company name or mark of SpamExperts or any of its Affiliates’ names or marks must remain as originally distributed regardless of the presence or absence of a trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property symbol or notice.
3.2 License Obligations.
3.2.1 You acknowledge, agree, and warrant that: (i) You will be responsible for Your and Your Users’ activity and compliance with this Agreement, and if You become aware of any violation, You will immediately terminate the offending party’s access to the Software and Documentation and notify SpamExperts; (ii) You are legally able to process Your Data and provide Your Data to SpamExperts, including obtaining appropriate consents or rights for such processing, as outlined further herein and have the right to access and use Your infrastructure, including any system or network, to obtain or provide the Software and will be solely responsible for the accuracy, security, quality, integrity, and legality of the same; (iii) You will keep your registration information, billing information, passwords and technical data accurate, complete, secure and current; and (iv) You shall use the Software and Documentation solely in a manner that complies with all applicable laws in the jurisdictions in which You use the Software and Documentation, including, but not limited to, applicable local, state, federal, and international laws, including intellectual property and privacy and security laws.
3.2.2 Export Restrictions. The Software and Documentation delivered to You under this Agreement are subject to export control laws and regulations and may also be subject to import and export laws of the jurisdiction in which it was accessed, used, or obtained. You shall abide by all applicable export control laws, rules and regulations applicable to the Software and Documentation. You agree that You will not export, re-export, or transfer the Software or Documentation, in whole or in part, to any country, person, or entity subject to export restrictions, including U.S., U.K., or Canadian export restrictions. You specifically agree not to export, re-export, or transfer the Software or Documentation (i) to any country to which the U.S., U.K., or Canada has embargoed or restricted the export of goods or services, or to any national of any such country, wherever located, who intends to transmit or transport the products back to such country; (ii) to any person or entity who You know or have reason to know will utilize the Software or portion thereof in the design, development, production or use of nuclear, chemical or biological materials, facilities, or weapons; or (iii) to any person or entity who has been prohibited from participating in U.S., U.K., or Canadian export transactions by any federal agency of the U.S., U.K., or Canadian government.
4. SUBSCRIPTION TERM, TERMINATION, AND ACCOUNT TYPE.
4.1 Term. Unless as otherwise agreed upon by SpamExperts or terminated earlier in accordance with this Agreement, the term of this subscription for the relevant Software and Documentation will begin on the first day of the full month after the Effective Date and will continue for a period of twelve months (“Initial Subscription Term”). Company authorizes SpamExperts to automatically renew its subscription license for the Software and Documentation for an additional twelve month term upon the expiration of the Initial Subscription Term (each a “Renewal Term,” and collectively with the Initial Subscription Term, the “Term”).
4.2 Termination by Company. Company may terminate the Agreement by providing SpamExperts with thirty (30) day prior written notice of its intention to terminate the Agreement. The thirty (30) day termination period will commence on the first day of the full month after receipt of the termination notice. During the Initial Subscription Term, fees charged during the thirty (30) day notification period will be based on the list price of the monthly contract value. During any Term, an early termination fee, based on the list price of the monthly contract value, will also be applied to the final invoice and due upon receipt.
4.3 Termination by SpamExperts. Unless as otherwise set forth herein, SpamExperts may terminate the Agreement upon thirty (30) day prior written notice or immediately if Company becomes subject to bankruptcy or any other proceeding relating to insolvency, receivership, liquidation or assign for the benefit of creditors, infringes or misappropriates SpamExperts’ intellectual property, or breaches the license restrictions, or fails to make any payment due hereunder.
4.4 Account Type. Company may, at any time, upgrade its SpamExperts subscription license. The change will take effect immediately. After an upgrade, the Company will be billed immediately for the additional fees due under the upgraded subscription license. The amount due and owing for the upgraded subscription license will be reduced by the amount the Company has already paid for the applicable Term. After the Initial Term, Company may downgrade, within the parameters communicated to Company by SpamExperts, its subscription license upon thirty (30) day prior written notice to SpamExperts. Any modification in the amount due to SpamExperts will take effect after the thirty (30) day notice period, unless otherwise agreed upon by SpamExperts. Downgrading the subscription may cause loss of content, features, or capacity as available to Company under Your previous license, and SpamExperts does not accept any liability for such loss.
5. RIGHTS RESERVED. THE SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION ARE LICENSED, NOT SOLD.
Use herein of the word “purchase” in conjunction with licenses, license keys, the Software, or Documentation shall not imply a transfer of ownership. Unless as conveyed herein, this Agreement does not grant You any rights, title, or interest in or to Software, Documentation, trademarks, service marks, or trade secrets, or corresponding intellectual property (including without limitation any images, photographs, video, audio, music, and text incorporated into the Software, the accompanying printed materials, and any copies of the Software) of SpamExperts or its suppliers, and all rights, title, and interest in and to the Software, Documentation, and corresponding intellectual property shall remain the property of SpamExperts, its suppliers, or are publicly available. All rights not expressly granted under this Agreement are reserved by SpamExperts, its suppliers, or third parties. All title, rights, and interest in and to content, which may be accessed through the Software, is the property of the respective owner and may be protected by applicable intellectual property laws and treaties. This Agreement gives You no rights to such content, including use of the same. SpamExperts agrees that the data and information generated by the Software from Your proprietary data and information shall be and remain Your sole property.
6. CONFIDENTIALITY; PERSONAL DATA.
6.1 Confidential Information means any nonpublic or proprietary information, in tangible or intangible form, that a party to this Agreement (“Disclosing Party”) designates as being confidential by legends or other markings or in a separate writing provided contemporaneous with the disclosure to the party that receives such information (“Receiving Party”). Confidential Information includes the Software, Documentation and any other intellectual property or proprietary rights thereto, as well as Personal Data. Confidential Information may also include confidential or proprietary information disclosed to a disclosing party by a third party.
Confidential Information shall not include any information, excluding Personal Data, however designated, that: (i) is (or subsequently becomes through no fault of the Receiving Party) publicly available; (ii) became known to Receiving Party prior to Disclosing Party’s disclosure of such information to Receiving Party pursuant to the terms of this Agreement; (iii) was lawfully received by the Receiving Party from a third party without such restrictions; or (iv) is independently developed by Receiving Party without breach of this Agreement or access to, reference to, or use of the Confidential Information.
6.2 Protection of Data. You agree that SpamExperts will process configuration, performance, usage, and consumption data, which may include hardware identification, operating system, application software, peripheral hardware, internet protocol address, about You and Your Users’ use of the Software in accordance with its Privacy Notice. Each party shall comply with its respective obligations under applicable data protection legislation and will maintain appropriate administrative, physical, technical and organizational measures that provide an appropriate level of security for Confidential Information and Personal Data. When SpamExperts processes Personal Data on Your behalf to provide the Software, You expressly agree that You are the data controller (and SpamExperts, the data processor) and shall determine the purpose and manner in which such Personal Data is, or will be processed. To the extent that SpamExperts processes Personal Data as a controller, it will comply with the relevant obligations under applicable data protection legislation. SpamExperts’ US Affiliates have certified their adherence to the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks and will process Personal Data subject to Swiss or European data protection laws in accordance with Privacy Shield and its corresponding principles.
6.3 Protection of Confidential Information. Receiving Party may use Confidential Information of Disclosing Party to exercise its rights and perform its obligations under this Agreement; in connection with the parties’ ongoing business relationship; or as otherwise set forth herein. Receiving Party will not use any Confidential Information of Disclosing Party for any purpose not permitted by this Agreement and will disclose the Confidential Information of Disclosing Party only to the employees or contractors of Recipient who have a need to know such Confidential Information for purposes of this Agreement and who are under a duty of confidentiality respecting the protection of Confidential Information substantially similar to those of this Agreement. Receiving Party will utilize commercially reasonable efforts to protect Confidential Information from unauthorized or unlawful processing by maintaining appropriate technical and organizational measures that help to provide an appropriate level of security for Confidential Information. The parties will each be responsible for any breach of this Agreement by their consultants or agents. Confidential Information shall remain at all times the property of the Disclosing Party. No rights to use, license or otherwise exploit the Confidential Information are granted to the Receiving Party or its agents, by implication or otherwise.
7. LIMITED WARRANTY. SpamExperts warrants to You that, for a period of thirty (30) days following the initial purchase and delivery of the Software, the Software will perform substantially in conformance with the Documentation. SpamExperts does not warrant that the Software will meet all of Your requirements or that the use of the Software will be uninterrupted or error-free. The foregoing warranty applies only to failures in operation of the Software that are reproducible in standalone form and does not apply to: (i) Software that is modified or altered by You or any third party that is not authorized by SpamExperts; (ii) Software that is otherwise operated in violation of this Agreement or other than in accordance with the Documentation; or (iii) failures that are caused by other software or hardware products. To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, as SpamExperts’ and its suppliers’ entire liability, and as Your exclusive remedy for any breach of the foregoing warranty, SpamExperts will, at its sole option and expense, promptly repair or replace any Software that fails to meet this limited warranty or, if SpamExperts is unable to repair or replace the Software, refund to You the applicable license fees paid upon return, if applicable, of the nonconforming item to SpamExperts. The warranty is void if failure of the Software has resulted from accident, abuse, or misapplication. Any replacement Software under this limited warranty will be warranted for thirty (30) days.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS SECTION, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, SPAMEXPERTS IS PROVIDING AND LICENSING THE SOFTWARE TO YOU "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INDEMNIFICATION. SpamExperts will indemnify and hold You harmless from any third party claim brought against You that the Software, as provided by SpamExperts to You under this Agreement and used within the scope of this Agreement, infringes or misappropriates any U.S. patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights of a third party, provided (i) use of the Software by You is in conformity with the Agreement and Documentation; (ii) the infringement is not caused by modification or alteration of the Software or Documentation; and/or (iii) the infringement was not caused by a combination or use of the Software with products not supplied by SpamExperts. SpamExperts’ indemnification obligations are contingent upon You: (i) promptly notifying SpamExperts in writing of the claim; (ii) granting SpamExperts sole control of the selection of counsel, defense, and settlement of the claim; and (iii) providing SpamExperts with reasonable assistance, information and authority required for the defense and settlement of the claim. This Section states SpamExperts’ entire liability (and shall be Company’s sole and exclusive remedy) with respect to indemnification to Company.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL SPAMEXPERTS, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS, BE LIABLE TO YOU (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE) (I) FOR MORE THAN THE AMOUNT OF LICENSE FEES THAT YOU HAVE PAID TO SPAMEXPERTS IN THE PRECEDING (12) TWELVE MONTHS FOR THE APPLICABLE SOFTWARE OR (II) FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE,OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS, LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, LOSS OF USE OF THE SERVICE OFFERING, LOSS OF GOODWILL, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OR COURRUPTION OF YOUR DATA, LOST SAVINGS, OR OTHER ECONOMIC DAMAGE, ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION, EVEN IF SPAMEXPERTS OR A DEALER AUTHORIZED BY SPAMEXPERTS HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
10. THIRD PARTY PROGRAMS. To the extent the Software is bundled with third party software programs; these third party software programs are governed by their own license terms, which may include open source or free software licenses. Nothing in this Agreement limits an end user’s rights under, or grants the end user rights that supersede, the terms of any such third party software.
11. CHOICE OF LAW AND VENUE. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas and of the United States, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions, except that the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods shall not apply. The parties agree that the provisions of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act shall not apply to this Agreement. You hereby consent to jurisdiction of the courts of both the state or federal courts of Texas.
12.1 Notices. All notices must be in writing and shall be mailed by registered or certified mail to Legal Department, 7171 Southwest Parkway, Building 400, Austin, Texas 78735, or sent via email to MSPlegal@solarwinds.com (with evidence of effective transmission).
12.2 Counterparts and E-mail signature. If executed by the parties, the Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, and all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument. The Parties may exchange signature pages by email, and such signatures shall effectively bind the Parties.
12.3 Complete agreement.This Agreement, the applicable support and maintenance terms and conditions, the SpamExperts Software Services Agreement (if applicable) and the SolarWinds Privacy Notice constitute the entire agreement between the Parties and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications, agreements and understandings, written or oral, with respect to the subject matter hereof including without limitation the terms of any party or any purchase order issued in connection with this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, that shall not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions. This Agreement shall not be amended or modified except in a writing signed by authorized representatives of each party.
12.4 Modifications. This Agreement shall not be amended or modified except in a writing signed by authorized representatives of each party.
12.5 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, illegal, or void, that shall not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions. The parties further agree that the unenforceable provision(s) shall be deemed replaced by a provision(s) that is binding and enforceable and that differs as little as possible from the unenforceable provision(s), with considerations of the object and purpose of this Agreement.
12.6 Waiver. The delay or failure of either party to exercise any right provided in this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of that right.
12.7 Force Majeure. SpamExperts will not be liable for any delay or failure to perform obligations under this Agreement due to any cause beyond its reasonable control, including acts of God; labor disputes; industrial disturbances; systematic electrical, telecommunications or other utility failures; earthquakes, storms, or other elements of nature; blockages; embargoes; riots; acts or orders of government; acts of terrorism; and war.
12.8 Construction. Paragraph headings are for convenience and shall have no effect on interpretation.
12.9 Third Party Rights. Other than as expressly provided herein, this Agreement does not create any rights for any person who is not a party to it, and no person not a party to this Agreement may enforce any of its terms or rely on an exclusion or limitation contained in it.
12.10 Government Use. SpamExperts Software and Documentation was developed exclusively at private expense and is a “commercial item” as defined in FAR 2.101, and any supplement is provided with no greater than RESTRICTED RIGHTS. Such Software and related items consist of “commercial computer software,” “commercial computer software documentation,” and commercial technical data as defined in the applicable acquisition regulations, including FAR 2.101 and FAR Part 12. Use, duplication, release, modification, transfer, or disclosure ("Use") of the Software and Documentation is restricted by this Agreement and in accordance with DFARS Section 227.7202 and FAR Section 12.212, and the Software and Documentation are licensed (i) only as commercial items; and (ii) with only the rights granted to commercial end users pursuant to this Agreement. Such Use is further restricted by FAR 52.227-14, 252.227-7015, or similar acquisition regulations, as applicable and amended. Except as described herein, all other Use is prohibited. This section is in lieu of, and supersedes, any other FAR, DFARS, or other clause addressing Government rights under this Agreement or any other contract which the Software or Documentation is acquired or licensed. Manufacturer is SpamExperts, Rokin 113-115, 1012 KP Amsterdam, Netherlands.
12.11 Relationship of the Parties. The parties are independent contractors. This Agreement does not create a partnership, franchise, joint venture, agency, fiduciary, or employment relationship between the parties.
13. PRODUCT ADDENDA.
13.1 Mail Services Product.
13.1.1 Software Installation. It is Your responsibility during the Term of this Agreement to comply with Documentation, including the configuration, operation, installation and use requirements of the Software on Your Computer, and shall provide any necessary assistance to SpamExperts related thereto. You may incur additional fees in the event that You request for SpamExperts to reinstall the Software on Your Computer due to an error unrelated to the Software or to transfer installation of the Software to other Computers.
13.1.2 Effect of Termination. You acknowledge and agree You are solely responsible for adjusting the relevant DNS (MX record) and/or mail server settings such that Your Data, including emails, no longer pass through the SpamExperts systems and for exporting Your Data, including emails, from the archive, quarantine, or logging prior to termination of the Software. Your failure to do so may cause Your Data to be lost.