Software End User License Agreement
This End User License Agreement, including the Order Form which by this reference is incorporated herein (this “Agreement”), is a binding agreement between Papyrus Author, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Licensor”) and the person or entity identified on the Order Form as the licensee of the Software (“Licensee”).
LICENSOR PROVIDES THE SOFTWARE SOLELY ON THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT AND ON THE CONDITION THAT LICENSEE ACCEPTS AND COMPLIES WITH THEM. BY CHECKING THE “ACCEPT” BOX ON THE ORDER FORM YOU (A) ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE THAT LICENSEE IS LEGALLY BOUND BY ITS TERMS; AND (B) REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT: (I) YOU ARE 16 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER; AND (II) IF LICENSEE IS A CORPORATION, GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT, POWER, AND AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF LICENSEE AND BIND LICENSEE TO ITS TERMS. IF LICENSEE DOES NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, LICENSOR WILL NOT AND DOES NOT LICENSE THE SOFTWARE TO LICENSEE AND YOU MUST NOT DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL THE SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION. FROM TIME TO TIME OLDER SOFTWARE IS PHASED OUT AND REPLACED BY UPDATED VERSIONS OF THE SOFTWARE. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SOFTWARE, AND THE CONTINUATION OF THE LICENSOR LICENSING THE SOFTWARE TO LICENSEE, IS CONDITIONED ON YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF ANY NEW TERMS TO THIS AGREEMENT.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR OR LICENSEE’S ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, NO LICENSE IS GRANTED (WHETHER EXPRESSLY, BY IMPLICATION, OR OTHERWISE) UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, AND THIS AGREEMENT EXPRESSLY EXCLUDES ANY RIGHT CONCERNING ANY SOFTWARE THAT LICENSEE DID NOT ACQUIRE LAWFULLY OR THAT IS NOT A LEGITIMATE, AUTHORIZED COPY OF LICENSOR’S SOFTWARE.
For purposes of this Agreement, the following terms have the following meanings:
“Authorized Users” means solely those individuals authorized to use the Software pursuant to the license granted under this Agreement, as set forth on the Order Form.
“Confidential Information” means the Software (and any performance data, benchmark results, security assessments and all other technical information relating to the Software), the Documentation, the terms and conditions of this Agreement and any other information provided by Papyrus Author related to or in connection with the Software.
“Documentation” means user manuals, technical manuals, and any other materials provided by Papyrus Author, in printed, electronic, or other form, that describe the installation, operation, use, or technical specifications of the Software, including but not limited to, any instructions or support provided to Licensee by any agent of Papyrus Author, including support staff, through any medium, including the Papyrus Author Forum on its website.
“Free Version Software” means the basic Software services as further defined on the Website.
“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,.
“License Fees” means the Pro Version license fees, including all taxes thereon, paid or required to be paid by Licensee for the Pro Version license granted under this Agreement.
“Order Form” means the order form filled out and submitted by or on behalf of Licensee, and accepted by Licensor, for Licensee’s download and purchase of the license for the Software granted under this Agreement.
“Person” means an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company, governmental authority, unincorporated organization, trust, association, or other entity.
“Pro Version Software” means the paid License Software services as further defined on the Website, and includes any service where Papyrus Author charges a fee.
“Software” means the Papyrus Author software programs which Licensee downloads and operates as a Free Version or is purchasing a license as a Pro Version, as expressly set forth in the Order Form.
“Subscription Period” means the length of subscription term selected by Licensee, which may be monthly, quarterly or annually, as applicable.
“Term” has the meaning set forth in Section 11.
“Third Party” means any Person other than Licensee or Licensor.
“Update” has the meaning set forth in Section 7(b).
2. License Grant and Scope.
In exchange for being able to download and use either the Free Version Software or the Pro Version Software, subject to and conditioned upon Licensee’s acceptance of this Agreement, the Terms of Service and payment of the License Fees (as applicable), and Licensee’s strict compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, Licensor hereby grants to Licensee a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, limited license during the Term to use, solely by and through its Authorized Users, the Software and Documentation, solely as set forth in this Section 2 and subject to all conditions and limitations set forth in Section 4 or elsewhere in this Agreement. This license grants Licensee the right, exercisable solely by and through Licensee’s Authorized Users, to:
(a) Download, and install in accordance with the Documentation one (1) copy of the Software per electronic device owned or leased, and controlled by, Licensee. The Software shall not be installed on more than four (4) devices at the same time. Each Software license shall be for a single Authorized User. In addition to the foregoing, Licensee has the right to make one copy of the Software solely for archival purposes and a reasonable number of copies of the Software solely for backup purposes, provided that Licensee shall not, and shall not allow any Person to, install or use any such copy other than if and for so long as any copy installed in accordance with the preceding sentence is inoperable and, provided, further, that Licensee uninstalls and otherwise deletes such inoperable copy(ies). All copies of the Software made by the Licensee:
(i) will be the exclusive property of the Licensor;
(ii) will be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement; and
(iii) must include all trademark, copyright, patent, and other Intellectual Property Rights notices contained in the original.
(b) Use and run the Software as properly installed in accordance with this Agreement and the Documentation, solely as set forth in the Documentation and solely for Licensee’s lawful purposes.
(c) Transfer any copy of the Software from one computer to another, provided that the number of computers on which the Software is installed at any one time does not exceed the number permitted under Section 2(a).
(d) Notwithstanding the foregoing subsections (a)-(c) of this Section 2 any Licensee that is a commercial entity, which includes all subsidiaries and affiliates of the commercial entity, shall not:
(i) download and install more than three (3) copies of the Free Version Software; and
(ii) for the Pro Version Software, download and install more than (3) copies of the Pro Version Software. For any Licensee found to be in violation of this Section 2(d)(ii), Licensor may terminate this Agreement and Licensee’s License.
(iii) Licensee must upgrade to Business Pro version Software and pay the Business Pro License Fee if more than three (3) downloads for either the Free Version Software or the Pro Version Software is downloaded. For any Licensee found to be in violation of this Section 2(d)(i) or (ii), Company will automatically upgrade Licensee to the Business Pro License, and charge such Business Pro License Fee for retroactive uses in violation of Section 2(d)(i) or (ii). Commercial entity users failing to contact Licensor once more than three copies of the Free Version Software have been downloaded is a breach of this Agreement, and may incur additional Fees for all retroactive use or the License may terminate indefinitely, in the sole discretion of Licensor.
3. Third-Party Materials.
The Software may include, now or in the future, software, content, data, or other materials, including related documentation, that are owned by Persons other than Licensor and that are provided to Licensee on license terms that are in addition to and/or different from those contained in this Agreement (“Third-Party Licenses”). A list of all materials, if any, included in the Software and provided under Third-Party Licenses and the applicable Third-Party Licenses are accessible via links therefrom. Licensee is bound by and shall comply with all Third-Party Licenses. Any breach by Licensee or any of its Authorized Users of any Third-Party License is also a breach of this Agreement.
4. Use Restrictions.
Licensee shall not, and shall require its Authorized Users not to, directly or indirectly:
(a) use (including make any copies of) the Software or Documentation beyond the scope of the license granted under Section 2;
(b) provide any other Person, including any subcontractor, independent contractor, affiliate, or service provider of Licensee, with access to or use of the Software or Documentation;
(c) modify, translate, adapt, or otherwise create derivative works or improvements, whether or not patentable, of the Software or Documentation or any part thereof;
(d) combine the Software or any part thereof with, or incorporate the Software or any part thereof in, any other programs;
(e) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, decode, or otherwise attempt to derive or gain access to the source code of the Software or any part thereof;
(f) remove, delete, alter, or obscure any trademarks or any copyright, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights notices provided on or with the Software or Documentation, including any copy thereof;
(g) except as expressly set forth in Section 2(a) and Section 2(c), copy the Software or Documentation, in whole or in part;
(h) rent, lease, lend, sell, sublicense, assign, distribute, publish, transfer, or otherwise make available the Software, or any features or functionality of the Software, to any Third Party, or any person who is not an Authorized User of the Licensee, for any reason, whether or not over a network or on a hosted basis, including in connection with the internet or any web hosting, wide area network (WAN), virtual private network (VPN), virtualization, time-sharing, service bureau, software as a service, cloud, or other technology or service;
(i) use the Software or Documentation in violation of any law, regulation, or rule; or
(j) use the Software or Documentation for purposes of competitive analysis of the Software, the development of a competing software product or service, or any other purpose that is to the Licensor’s commercial disadvantage.
5. Responsibility for Use of Software.
Licensee is responsible and liable for all uses of the Software and Documentation through access thereto provided by Licensee, directly or indirectly. Specifically, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Licensee is responsible and liable for all actions and failures to take required actions with respect to the Software and Documentation by its Authorized Users or by any other Person to whom Licensee or an Authorized User may provide access to or use of the Software and/or Documentation, whether such access or use is permitted by or in violation of this Agreement.
6. Compliance Measures.
(a) The Software may contain technological copy protection or other security features designed to prevent unauthorized use of the Software, including features to protect against any use of the Software that is prohibited under Section 4. Licensee shall not, and shall not attempt to, remove, disable, circumvent, or otherwise create or implement any workaround to, any such copy protection or security features.
(b) From time to time and otherwise on Licensor’s written request, Licensee shall conduct a review of its and its Authorized Users use of the Software and certify to Licensor in a written instrument signed by an officer of Licensee, or, if Licensee is a natural person, then by a notarized declaration of the Licensee, that it is in full compliance with this Agreement or, if Licensee discovers any noncompliance:
(i) Licensee shall immediately remedy such noncompliance and provide Licensor with written notice thereof. Licensee shall provide Licensor with all access and assistance as Licensor requests to further evaluate and remedy such noncompliance.
(ii) If Licensee’s use of the Software exceeds the number of copies or Authorized Users permitted under the license, Licensor shall have the remedies set forth in Section 6(d).]
(c) During the Term, Licensor may, in Licensor’s sole discretion, audit Licensee’s use of the Software to ensure Licensee’s compliance with this Agreement, provided that (i) any such audit shall be conducted on not less than five (5) days’ prior notice to Licensee, and (ii) no more than two (2) audits may be conducted in any twelve (12) month period except for good cause shown. Licensor also may, in its sole discretion, audit Licensee’s systems within three (3) months after the end of the Term to ensure Licensee has ceased use of the Software and removed the all copies of the Software from such systems as required hereunder. The Licensee shall fully cooperate with Licensor’s personnel conducting such audits and provide all reasonable access requested by the Licensor to records, systems, equipment, information, and personnel, including machine IDs, serial numbers, and related information. Licensor shall only examine information directly related to the Licensee’s use of the Software. Licensee may undertake reasonable measures to maintain protection and confidentiality of its Intellectual Property Rights including Customer Content (as defined Section 9(b) below) contained within the Software. Licensor may conduct audits only during Licensee’s normal business hours and in a manner that does not unreasonably interfere with the Licensee’s business operations.
(d) If any of the measures taken or implemented under this Section 6] determines that the Licensee’s use of the Software exceeds or exceeded the use permitted by this Agreement then:
(i) Licensee shall, within seven (7) business days following the date of Licensor’s written notification thereof, pay to Licensor the retroactive License Fees for such excess use and, unless Licensor terminates this Agreement pursuant to Section 6.1.(d)(ii), obtain and pay for a valid license to bring Licensee’s use into compliance with this Agreement. In determining the Licensee Fee payable pursuant to the foregoing, (x) unless Licensee can demonstrate otherwise by documentary evidence, all excess use of the Software shall be deemed to have commenced on the commencement date of this Agreement or, if later, the completion date of any audit previously conducted by Licensor hereunder, and continued uninterrupted thereafter, and (y) the rates for such licenses shall be determined without regard to any discount to which Licensee may have been entitled had such use been properly licensed prior to its commencement (or deemed commencement).
(ii) If the use exceeds or exceeded the use permitted by this Agreement, Licensor in its sole discretion, shall also have the right to terminate this Agreement and the license granted hereunder, effective immediately upon written notice to Licensee.
Licensor’s remedies set forth in this Section 6(d) are cumulative and are in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies the Licensor may have at law or in equity, whether under this Agreement or otherwise.
(e) In order to ensure that the compliance measures of this Section 6(a)-(d) are complied with, Licensee shall ensure that internet connection is maintained at least on one (1) occasion per month.
7. Maintenance and Support.
(a) Subject to Section 7(c), the license granted hereunder entitles Licensee to the basic software maintenance and support services described from time to time on Licensor’s website located at www.papyrusauthor.com during the Term of any valid License and within four (4) weeks following the release and availability of any Update (as defined below). Licensee is responsible for checking and maintaining the latest version of the Software. Papyrus Author also provides Licensees access to the Papyrus Author Forum, located at https://www.papyrusauthor.com/forum/, where Licensees may interact with other users and Papyrus Author support staff to obtain assistance and general guidance.
(b) Maintenance and support services will include provision of such updates, upgrades, bug fixes, patches, and other error corrections (collectively, “Updates”) as Licensor makes generally available free of charge to all licensees of the Software then entitled to maintenance and support services. Licensor may develop and provide Updates in its sole discretion, and Licensee agrees that Licensor has no obligation to develop any Updates at all or for particular issues. Licensee further agrees that all Updates will be deemed Software, and related documentation will be deemed Documentation, all subject to all terms and conditions of this Agreement. Licensee acknowledges that Licensor may provide all Updates via download from a website designated by Licensor and that Licensee’s receipt thereof will require an internet connection, which connection is Licensee’s sole responsibility. Licensor has no obligation to provide Updates via any other media. Maintenance and support services do not include any new version or new release of the Software that Licensor may issue as a separate or new product, and Licensor may determine whether any issuance qualifies as a new version, new release, or Update in its sole discretion.
(c) Licensor reserves the right to condition the provision of maintenance and support services, including all or any Updates, on Licensee’s registration of the copy of Software for which support is requested. Licensor has no obligation to provide maintenance and support services, including Updates:
(i) for any but the most current or immediately preceding version or release of the Software;
(ii) for any copy of Software for which all previously issued Updates have not been installed;
(iii) if Licensee is in breach under this Agreement; or
(iv) for any Software that has been modified other than as provided by Licensor, or that is being used with any hardware, software, configuration, or operating system not specified in the Documentation.
8. Collection and Use of Information.
(a) Licensee acknowledges that Licensor may, directly or indirectly through the services of Third Parties, collect and store information regarding use of the Software and about equipment on which the Software is installed or through which it otherwise is accessed and used, through:
(i) the provision of maintenance and support services; and
(ii) security measures included in the Software as described in Section 6.
(b) Licensee agrees that the Licensor may use such information for any purpose related to any use of the Software by Licensee or on Licensee’s equipment, including but not limited to:
(i) improving the performance of the Software or developing Updates; and
(ii) verifying Licensee’s compliance with the terms of this Agreement and enforcing the Licensor’s rights, including all Intellectual Property Rights in and to the Software.
9. Intellectual Property Rights.
(a) Papyrus Author Rights. Licensee acknowledges and agrees that the Software and Documentation are provided under license, and not sold, to Licensee. Licensee does not acquire any ownership interest in the Software or Documentation under this Agreement, or any other rights thereto, other than to use the same in accordance with the license granted and subject to all terms, conditions, and restrictions under this Agreement. Licensor reserves and shall retain its entire right, title, and interest in and to the Software and all Intellectual Property Rights arising out of or relating to the Software, except as expressly granted to the Licensee in this Agreement. Licensee shall use commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard all Software (including all copies thereof) from infringement, misappropriation, theft, misuse, or unauthorized access. Licensee shall promptly notify Licensor if Licensee becomes aware of any infringement of the Licensor’s Intellectual Property Rights in the Software and fully cooperate with Licensor, at Licensor’s expense, in any legal action taken by Licensor to enforce its Intellectual Property Rights.
(b) Licensee Rights. Licensee shall retain all Intellectual Property Rights that Licensee owns, and Customer Content. “Customer Content” means stories, ideas, images, notes, plans, trade secrets (as defined in the Delaware Uniform Trade Secrets Act, as amended), financial information, developments, processes, formulas, designs, drawings User already holds in its possession submitted, added, edited, posted or displayed in the Software.
10. SUBSCRIPTION UPGRADES AND PRO VERSION PAYMENT.
When you elect to upgrade to the Pro Version Software, you agree that All License Fees for the Pro Version are payable in advance in the manner set forth in the Order Form and are non-refundable. Any renewal of the license or maintenance and support services hereunder shall not be effective until the fees for such renewal have been paid in full. For more details on Payment Terms, please see the Terms of Service.
11. Term and Termination.
(a) This Agreement and the license granted hereunder shall remain in effect [for the term set forth on the Order Form or until earlier/until] terminated as set forth herein (the “Term”).
(b) Licensee may terminate this Agreement by ceasing to use and destroying all copies of the Software and Documentation.
(c) Licensor may terminate this Agreement, effective upon written notice to Licensee, if Licensee, breaches this Agreement and such breach: (i) is incapable of cure; or (ii) being capable of cure, remains uncured for ten (10) days after Licensor provides written notice thereof.
(d) Licensor may terminate this Agreement, effective immediately, if Licensee files, or has filed against it, a petition for voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy or pursuant to any other insolvency law, makes or seeks to make a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors or applies for, or consents to, the appointment of a trustee, receiver, or custodian for a substantial part of its property.
(e) Upon expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement, the license granted hereunder shall also terminate, and Licensee shall cease using and destroy all copies of the Software and Documentation. No expiration or termination shall affect Licensee’s obligation to pay all Licensee Fees that may have become due before such expiration or termination, or entitle Licensee to any refund, in each case except as set forth in Section 12.1(c)(ii).
12. Limited Warranties, Exclusive Remedy, and Disclaimer/Warranty Disclaimer.
(a) Solely with respect to Software for which Licensor receives a Pro Version License Fee, Licensor warrants that, for the period during the paid Subscription Period, commencing on the purchase date set forth on the Order Form:
(i) any media on which the Software is provided will be free of material damage and defects in materials and workmanship under normal use; and
(ii) the Software will substantially contain the functionality described in the Documentation, and when properly installed on a computer meeting the specifications set forth in, and operated in accordance with, the Documentation, will substantially perform in accordance therewith.
THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES DO NOT APPLY, AND LICENSOR STRICTLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WITH RESPECT TO ANY THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS.
(b) The warranties set forth in Section 12(a)(i) and Section 12(a)(ii) will not apply and will become null and void if Licensee breaches any provision of this Agreement, or if Licensee, any Authorized User, or any other Person provided access to the Software by Licensee or any Authorized User, whether or not in violation of this Agreement:
(i) installs or uses the Software on or in connection with any hardware or software not specified in the Documentation;
(ii) modifies or damages the Software, or the media on which it is provided, including abnormal physical or electrical stress;
(iii) misuses the Software, including any use of the Software other than as specified in the Documentation; or
(iv) fails to install updates within a four (4) week period after the release of the latest release or update.
(c) If, during the period specified in Section 12(a), any Software covered by the warranty set forth in such Section fails to perform substantially in accordance with the Documentation, and such failure is not excluded from warranty pursuant to the Section 12(b), Licensor will, subject to Licensee’s promptly notifying Licensor in writing of such failure, at its sole option, either:
(i) repair or replace the Software, provided that Licensee provides Licensor with all information Licensor reasonably requests to resolve the reported failure, including sufficient information to enable the Licensor to recreate such failure; or
(ii) refund the License Fees paid for such Software, subject to Licensee’s ceasing all use of and, if requested by Licensor, returning to Licensor all copies of the Software.
If Licensor repairs or replaces the Software, the warranty will continue to run from the initial date specified on the Order Form, and not from Licensee’s receipt of the repair or replacement. The remedies set forth in this Section 12(c) are Licensee’s sole remedies and Licensor’s sole liability under the limited warranty set forth in Section 12(a).
(d) EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH IN SECTION 12(a), THE SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION ARE PROVIDED TO LICENSEE “AS IS” AND WITH ALL FAULTS AND DEFECTS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, LICENSOR, ON ITS OWN BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE. WITHOUT LIMITATION TO THE FOREGOING, THE LICENSOR PROVIDES NO WARRANTY OR UNDERTAKING, AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND THAT THE LICENSED SOFTWARE WILL MEET THE LICENSEE’S REQUIREMENTS, ACHIEVE ANY INTENDED RESULTS, BE COMPATIBLE, OR WORK WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE, APPLICATIONS, SYSTEMS, OR SERVICES, OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, MEET ANY PERFORMANCE OR RELIABILITY STANDARDS OR BE ERROR FREE, OR THAT ANY ERRORS OR DEFECTS CAN OR WILL BE CORRECTED.
13. Limitation of Liability.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW:
(a) IN NO EVENT WILL LICENSOR OR ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF ITS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS, BE LIABLE TO LICENSEE OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY USE, INTERRUPTION, DELAY, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE; LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS; DELAYS, INTERRUPTION, OR LOSS OF SERVICES, BUSINESS, OR GOODWILL; LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA; LOSS RESULTING FROM SYSTEM OR SYSTEM SERVICE FAILURE, MALFUNCTION, OR SHUTDOWN; FAILURE TO ACCURATELY TRANSFER, READ, OR TRANSMIT INFORMATION; FAILURE TO UPDATE OR PROVIDE CORRECT INFORMATION; SYSTEM INCOMPATIBILITY OR PROVISION OF INCORRECT COMPATIBILITY INFORMATION; OR BREACHES IN SYSTEM SECURITY; OR FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT THE LICENSOR WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
(b) IN NO EVENT WILL LICENSOR’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY 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, EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID TO THE LICENSOR PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT FOR THE SOFTWARE THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF THE CLAIM.
(c) THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN SECTION 13(a) AND SECTION 13(b) SHALL APPLY EVEN IF THE LICENSEE’S REMEDIES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
14. Export Regulation.
The Software and Documentation may be subject to US export control laws, including the Export Control Reform Act and its associated regulations. The Licensee shall not, directly or indirectly, export, re-export, or release the Software or Documentation to, or make the Software or Documentation accessible from, any jurisdiction or country to which export, re-export, or release is prohibited by law, rule, or regulation. The Licensee shall comply with all applicable federal laws, regulations, and rules, 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 or Documentation available outside the US.
15. US Government Rights.
The Software is commercial computer software, as such term is defined in 48 C.F.R. §2.101. Accordingly, if the Licensee is the US Government or any contractor therefor, Licensee shall receive only 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.
Except as otherwise expressly authorized herein, Licensee agrees to: (i) use the Confidential Information only to perform hereunder or exercise rights granted to it hereunder; (ii) treat all Confidential Information in the same manner as it treats its own similar proprietary information, but in no case will the degree of care be less than reasonable care; and (iii) disclose the Confidential Information only to Licensee’s employees and agents who have a need to know such information for the purposes of this Agreement, provided that any such employee or agent shall be subject to obligations of non-use and confidentiality with respect to the Confidential Information at least as restrictive as the terms of this Agreement, and Licensee shall remain liable for any non-compliance of such employee or agent with the terms of this Agreement. Confidential Information shall not include information that Licensee can evidence in writing: (a) is already known to Licensee without restriction as to disclosure prior to disclosure by Papyrus Author; (b) becomes publicly available without fault of Licensee; (c) is rightfully obtained by Licensee from a third party without restriction as to disclosure; or (d) is independently developed or created by Licensee without use of the Confidential Information. Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent Licensee from disclosing information to the extent Licensee is legally compelled to do so by any governmental investigative or judicial agency pursuant to proceedings over which such agency has jurisdiction; provided, however, that prior to any such disclosure, Licensee shall: (i) assert the confidential nature of the information to the agency, (ii) immediately notify Papyrus Author in writing of the agency’s order or request to disclose, and (iii) cooperate fully with Papyrus Author in protecting against any such disclosure and obtaining a protective order narrowing the scope of the compelled disclosure and protecting its confidentiality. The confidentiality obligations under this Section shall survive any expiration or termination of this Agreement and be effective for a period of three (3) years after the expiration or termination of this Agreement.
17. Arbitration of Disputes; Governing Law; Venue.
(a) Arbitration of United States Disputes.
(i) Applicable Parties. The arbitration provisions in this section apply to any disputes arising among or between Papyrus Author and an individual or other entity residing in the United States or any of its territories or possessions (“Domestic Disputes”).
(ii) Governing Law. For Domestic Disputes, this Agreement and the relationship between you and the Corporation will be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule whether of the State of Delaware or any other jurisdiction.
(iii) Venue. For Domestic Disputes, pursuant to the Dispute Resolution provision below, any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, this Agreement or Papyrus Author shall be instituted and arbitrated in the city of Norfolk, in the Commonwealth of Virginia (although we retain the right to bring any suit, action or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms of Service in your state of residence or any other relevant place). You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to exclusive venue in such jurisdiction.
(iv) Dispute Resolution – Arbitration; No Class Actions: Any Domestic Dispute relating in any way to your use of the Papyrus Author Services, the Corporation, or to products or services you purchase through Papyrus Author shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in the Commonwealth of Virginia in accordance with the then prevailing Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association by a single arbitrator appointed in accordance with such rules. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEEDINGS WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate Papyrus Author intellectual property rights, Papyrus Author may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
(b) Arbitration of International Disputes.
(i) Applicable Parties. The arbitration provisions in this section apply to any disputes arising among or between Papyrus Author and an individual or other entity residing outside of the United States or any of its territories or possessions (“International Disputes”).
(ii) Governing Law. For International Disputes, this Agreement and the relationship between the non-United States (or its territories or possessions) resident and the Corporation will be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule whether of the State of Delaware or any other jurisdiction.
(iii) Dispute Resolution – International Arbitration; No Class Actions. Pursuant to the requirements of this section on International Disputes, in the event of any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Agreement all International Disputes arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, the Parties agree to submit the matter to settlement proceedings under the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) ADR Rules. If the dispute has not been settled pursuant to the said Rules within forty-five (45) days following the filing of a Request for ADR or within such other period as the Parties may mutually agree in writing, such dispute shall be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration of the ICC by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said Rules of Arbitration. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEEDINGS WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION.
(c) Confidentiality of Arbitration. The Parties agree to keep confidential the existence of the arbitration, the arbitral proceedings, the submissions made by the Parties and the decisions made by the arbitral tribunal, including its awards, except as required by applicable law and to the extent not already in the public domain.
(a) Headings. The headings in this Agreement are for reference only and do not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.
(a) Default; Attorneys’ Fees: In the event of a default or breach under this Agreement, Client shall reimburse the Company for all costs and expenses incurred by the Company in connection with the default and Company’s enforcement of its rights hereunder, including without limitation, attorneys’ fees, fees and costs.
(b) Limitation on Time to File Claims: ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR THE PAPYRUS AUTHOR SERVICE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
(c) Force Majeure. Licensor will not be responsible or liable to Licensee, or deemed in default or breach hereunder by reason of any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder where such failure or delay is due to strikes, labor disputes, civil disturbances, riot, rebellion, invasion, epidemic, hostilities, war, terrorist attack, embargo, natural disaster, acts of God, flood, fire, sabotage, fluctuations or non-availability of electrical power, heat, light, air conditioning, or Licensee equipment, loss and destruction of property, or any other circumstances or causes beyond Licensor’s reasonable control.
(d) Notices. All notices, requests, consents, claims, demands, waivers, and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given: (i) when delivered by hand (with written confirmation of receipt); (ii) when received by the addressee if sent by a nationally recognized overnight courier (receipt requested); (iii) on the date sent by facsimile or email (with confirmation of transmission) if sent during normal business hours of the recipient, and on the next business day if sent after normal business hours of the recipient; or (iv) on the [third] day after the date mailed, by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid. Such communications must be sent to the respective parties at the addresses set forth on the Order Form (or to such other address as may be designated by a party from time to time in accordance with this Section 18(g)).
Papyrus Author, Inc.
101 West Main Street, Suite 101
Norfolk, VA 23510
(e) Entire Agreement. This Agreement, together with the Order Form, and all other documents that are incorporated by reference herein, constitutes the sole and entire agreement between Licensee and Licensor with respect to the subject matter contained herein, and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter.
(f) 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, which consent Licensor may give or withhold in its sole discretion. No delegation or other transfer will relieve Licensee of any of its obligations or performance under this Agreement. Any purported assignment, delegation, or transfer in violation of this Section 18(i) is void. Licensor may freely assign or otherwise transfer all or any of its rights, or delegate or otherwise transfer all or any of its obligations or performance, under this Agreement without Licensee’s consent. This Agreement is binding upon and inures to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective permitted successors and assigns.
(g) Indemnification: You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Corporation, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, managers, members, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Service or your use of a Papyrus Author Service, including, but not limited to, your User Contributions, any use of the Website’s content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Service or your use of any information obtained from the Website.
(h) 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 shall confer on any other Person any legal or equitable right, benefit, or remedy of any nature whatsoever under or by reason of this Agreement.
(i) Amendments. This Agreement may only be amended, modified, or supplemented by an agreement in writing signed by each party hereto. No waiver by any party of any of the provisions hereof shall be 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 right, remedy, power, or privilege arising from this Agreement shall operate or be construed as a waiver thereof; nor shall 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.
(j) Severability. If any term or provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction.
(k) Construction. For purposes of this Agreement, (a) the words “include,” “includes,” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation”; (b) the word “or” is not exclusive; and (c) the words “herein,” “hereof,” “hereby,” “hereto,” and “hereunder” refer to this Agreement as a whole. Unless the context otherwise requires, references herein: (x) to Sections, Annexes, Schedules, and Exhibits refer to the Sections of, and Annexes, Schedules, and Exhibits attached 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. This Agreement shall 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 Order Form referred to herein shall be construed with, and as an integral part of, this Agreement to the same extent as if they were set forth verbatim herein.