IMPORTANT: UNLICENSED USE OF COPYRIGHT SOFTWARE IS ILLEGAL AND CAN RESULT IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS.
WE TREAT SOFTWARE PIRACY SERIOUSLY AND WILL NOT HESITIATE TO USE ALL LEGAL MEANS AVAILABLE TO STOP IT
1.1. This Licence contains the terms on which we permit you to use the Software. It is not a contract or an agreement.
1.2. You only have a right to use the Software in two cases:
1.2.1. The Software has been licensed to you by us or by our authorised reseller; or
1.2.2. You have received a valid assignment of this licence from someone else (“a Former Owner”).
1.3. If you do not have a right to use as set out above, you must not use this software, or attempt to assign or grant any licence to anyone else. If you attempt to do so, you will be breaking the law and you may be pursued for damages, an injunction and you may also be subject to criminal proceedings.
1.4. If you received the Software from a Former Owner, you cannot obtain any greater rights to use the Software than they themselves had. If you fail to obtain the rights you expected, your remedy will be to issue proceedings against the Former Owner. For example, if the Former Owner did not hold a valid licence you will obtain no rights to use the Software from him or her.
1.5. NOTE THAT THE SOFTWARE MAY CONTAIN DISABLING DEVICES DESIGNED TO PREVENT ITS UNLICENSED OPERATION.
2. Grant Of Licence
2.1. If you have a valid right to use as set out above, you may use the software providing the use falls within the permitted uses set out below, and for no other purposes. Your licence is non-exclusive and does not permit you to sub-license.
2.2. The only right that this Licence grants you is to prevent us from pursuing legal proceedings against you for breach of copyright if you are using the Software within the terms of the licence. Any other rights you may have against us arise only (1) through a valid contract (if any) concluded between you and us; and (2) through operation of law. Because this is not a contract, it cannot contain any warranties and none can be construed from it.
3. Types Of Licence
3.1. This Licence will fall within one of the following categories. Because each successive holder of this Licence can gain no more rights than the previous holder, the category will be that under which the licence was obtained by the first legitimate holder of it. Details of that category will be contained on the Licence Certificate granted to the first holder. NOTE THAT POSSESSION OF THE LICENCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT CONCLUSIVE PROOF OF A VALID LICENCE. IT IS MERELY EVIDENCE OF THE RIGHTS GRANTED TO THE FIRST HOLDER OF THE LICENCE.
3.2. Use Categories
3.2.1. Single user: The Software may only be loaded onto one system unit and must not be configured so that it is possible for it to be used from any other system unit (except by using remote access products). It must not, in any event be possible for more than one person to use the software simultaneously.
3.2.2. Multiple user: The Software may be only loaded onto, at most, the number of system units specified in the Licence Certificate. It must not be configured so that it is possible for it to be used from any system units other than those onto which it is validly loaded (except by remote access products). It must not, in any event, be possible for more than one person to use it simultaneously. A multiple user licence can only be assigned in its entirety, and any purported assignment of a sub-set of the number of users is void.
3.2.3. Site Licence: The Software can be loaded onto all System Units located at the site or sites specified on the Licence Certificate and used by any number of users located at that site. It must not be used from any remote location (whether by remote access software or otherwise), for which an additional licence is required. If you hold a Site Licence and wish to assign it you may only do so on the basis that either (1) the Site to which the licence refers remains the same; or (2) if you wish to use the Software at a different location, the Licence reverts to a Single user licence. In the latter case, you are advised to amend the Licence Certificate to read “single user” so as not to mislead any future licensees.
3.2.4. Multiuser licence (limited user): The Software may be loaded onto a server provided that it cannot be used simultaneously by more than the number of users specified in the licence certificate.
3.2.5. Multiuser licence (unlimited user): The Software may be loaded onto a server and may be used by any number of users within your organisation.
3.3. Duration Categories
3.3.1. Indefinite Licence: An indefinite licence expires upon the expiry of Copyright in all elements of the Software (unless it terminates earlier pursuant to a breach of this Agreement)
3.3.2. Periodic Licence (e.g. annual licence): A periodic licence expires automatically at the end of each period referred to in the Licence Certificate, unless it is renewed by the payment of relevant licence fees to Us. Note that in the case of a periodic licence the obligation to pay licence fees rests with the original owner unless we have entered into a contract with you to the contrary. Your contractual obligation to pay any licence fees does not assign with this Licence and remains in full force and effect unless we agree to the contrary.
4. Permitted and Restricted Uses
4.1. In addition to the uses permitted by the category into which the Licence falls, the following also apply:
4.2. Permitted Uses
4.2.1. Backups: To make a reasonable number of backup copies of the software.
4.3. Restricted Uses
4.3.1. Decompilation: You are advised that before embarking on any attempt to decompile or reverse engineer the software you must contact us and give us information as to (1) why you wish to decompile the Software; (2) details of the programs you wish to cause the Software to interoperate with; (3) details of the precise information you require to enable the interoperability to take place and (4) your name, address, and sufficient information to enable us to be reasonably sure that you are a legal licensee of the Software. If we are satisfied that the proposed decompilation falls within the relevant criteria such that we cannot restrict it within the terms of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) we shall make the information required readily available to you at a price, and on reasonable terms as to confidentiality etc.
4.3.2. YOU ARE GRANTED NO RIGHT TO DECOMPILE or REVERSE ENGINEER THE SOFTWARE.
5.1. If you assign this licence you are advised to give the Licence Certificate to the assignee and to give them evidence that you are a valid assignor. Once you have assigned this licence, you no longer have a right to use the software and you should destroy any copies you have of the Software (or give them to the assignee) as you will be in breach of copyright by using them or loading them.
5.2. You are reminded that termination or assignment of this licence does not necessarily result in the termination or assignment of any contract you may have with us (see the contract’s terms as to whether that is the case).
6.1. This Licence will terminate automatically if you breach of any of its terms.
6.2. This Licence will terminate automatically if the original licensee breaches any term of the agreement under which it was granted, or if that agreement otherwise provides that this Licence terminates.
6.3. Upon termination all rights you have to use and assign the software will cease. You are reminded that it is illegal to use unlicensed software. We may be entitled to visit your premises to seize all unlicensed software.
7.1. “We” and “Us” and connected terms means the Licensor as defined in the Licence Certificate
7.2. “You” means the person seeking to use the Software
7.3. “Use” means to cause the Software (or part of it) to run, but does not, unless explicitly stated on the Licence Certificate or otherwise in writing by us, include processing any data or providing bureau or similar purposes for any other person. It expressly excludes any form of rental (as defined within the Copyright (Computer Software) Directive 1992). Rental also includes accepting any reward for permitting anyone else to use the Software.
7.4. “Software” means the software (including object code, libraries, supporting data, sample data, help files, instructions and manuals) licensed by Us.
7.5. A “user” as well as a person includes another program or macro or other automated process which uses the Software.
7.6. “Loaded” means copied onto the fixed disk or other storage device using the installation routine supplied with the software and configured for use
7.7. A “system unit” includes a stand-alone computer system including processing unit (which may or not contain multiple processor chips), data entry device (such as keyboard or microphone) and an output device (such as screen, printer or loudspeaker). It includes network computers and terminals.
7.8. Use is still “simultaneous” within the meaning of this Licence if two or more instances of the Software are running but the operating system or hardware is time-slicing the different instances.
7.9. “Network server” includes multiple network servers or disk arrays with direct network connectivity.
8.1. This Licence is to be construed in all respects under the Law of England and Wales.
9. Third party rights
9.1 Save as expressly stated, these terms do not confer any rights on third parties as provided for under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or any similar or subordinate legislation and it is not the intention of the parties to confer such rights.
These terms, in the appendix, will only apply if so specified in your contract/ estimate or other agreement
The terms on which this software is supported and licensed prohibit the use or installation of unnecessary software on the system. This includes games, novelty programs, desktop enhancement products and most shareware, programs from magazine cover disks or downloaded from the internet. They also prohibit you from making changes to the configuration of the operating system or software (e.g. by using the control panel or registry editors).
IF YOU INSTALL UNAUTHORISED SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE OR MAKE UNAUTHORISED CHANGES TO THE CONFIGURATION YOU ARE IN BREACH OF YOUR AGREEMENT AND WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES. YOU WILL LOSE ANY RIGHT TO SUPPORT OR MAINTENANCE WHICH WILL THEN HAVE TO BE PAID FOR
This certificate is issued to you as initial licensee (of the software set out below)
NAME OF LICENSEE:
and indicates that you have been granted a licence to use the software:
DESCRIPTION OF SOFTWARE:
SOFTWARE SERIAL NUMBER:
in the terms set out in the accompanying licence document on the following user basis:
On behalf of [ ](the Licensor)
Notes: This certificate is not conclusive evidence that its holder is a valid licensee of the software. Any assignee of the software is advised to obtain (and keep with this certificate) evidence that he or she was a valid licensee of the software (for example, a copy of the licence agreement between the assignee and us, or a copy of a previous assignment).
This certificate does not entitle the holder to any form of support, maintenance. It does not indicate that the software is in any way fit for any particular purpose or is bug free. It does not evidence any agreement between the holder and the Licensor.