• License Agreement for Companion

    IMPORTANT – READ CAREFULLY: THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU (EITHER AN INDIVIDUAL OR SINGLE LEGAL ENTITY) AND MINITAB, INC. (“US”, “OUR”, OR “MINITAB”) GOVERNING THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT IDENTIFIED ABOVE (“SOFTWARE”).  MINITAB IS WILLING TO LICENSE THE SOFTWARE TO YOU ONLY UPON CONDITION THAT YOU ACCEPT ALL OF THE TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”).  IF YOU INSTALL, COPY, ACTIVATE OR OTHERWISE USE THIS SOFTWARE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL THE TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT INSTALL, COPY, ACTIVATE OR USE THE SOFTWARE.

    BY INSTALLING AND/OR USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU AGREE THAT THIS AGREEMENT APPLIES TO YOU; AND IF THE SOFTWARE IS ACQUIRED, INSTALLED AND/OR USED ON BEHALF OF ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY (FOR EXAMPLE, YOUR EMPLOYER), YOU AFFIRM THAT YOU HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED BY SUCH PERSON OR ENTITY TO ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT ON THEIR BEHALF.

    YOU HAVE PURCHASED AND/OR OBTAINED ONLY A LICENSE TO USE THIS SOFTWARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT.  YOU DO NOT OWN THIS SOFTWARE.  YOU DO NOT HAVE, ACQUIRE OR OBTAIN ANY OWNERSHIP, PROPERTY RIGHTS OR TANGIBLE INTEREST IN THIS SOFTWARE.  YOU DO NOT HAVE, ACQUIRE OR OBTAIN ANY RIGHTS TO SELL OR RESELL THIS SOFTWARE. 

    The terms of this License Agreement do not apply if this Software has been furnished to You pursuant to a separate, written license agreement executed by you and Minitab.

    The type of license You have subject to this Agreement (for “Single-User” or “Multi-User") is listed on the outside of the Software package, on the CD, and/or on the invoice You received from Us.

    A. Terms and Conditions Applicable to Single-User Licenses

    A.1 You are granted a non-exclusive, personal, limited license to use this Software, subject to the terms, fees, conditions, restrictions, and limitations contained herein and on the applicable current Minitab Price List, for either (i) a period of months, according to the length of the Term Single-user License You have purchased; or, (ii) in perpetuity, if You purchased a Perpetual Single-user License.

    A.2 This Software may be loaded on only one computer for use by only one specific licensed user, unless otherwise agreed to by Minitab.  If the computer on which this Software is loaded is attached to a network, this Software must not be accessible by any other user on such network. 

    A.3 Minitab will provide to You, at no additional charge, reasonable amounts of technical support and software maintenance updates as they become available, for so long as this current Software release is widely distributed as determined by Minitab, and for one (1) year thereafter. 

    A.4 Companion by Minitab is designed for use with a Windows operating system. Single-user licenses may not be installed or used in a virtualized environment in order to or in a manner that circumvents the single user license type as specified in Sections A.1 and A.2 herein. Not all virtualization methods may be supported. The use of licenses with virtualized environments will be at the Licensee’s own risk.

    B.  Terms and Conditions Applicable to Multi-User Licenses

    B.1 You are granted a non-exclusive, personal, limited license to use this Software for either: (i) a period of one (1) year if You have purchased an Annual Multi-User License; or, (ii) in perpetuity if You have purchased a Perpetual Multi-User License; each of which is subject to the terms, fees, conditions, restrictions and limitations contained herein and on the applicable Minitab Price List.

    B.2 The license fee You pay according to Our then-current Price List, or as set forth on any invoice You receive from Us regarding this Software, governs the maximum number of licensed simultaneous users permitted to use this Software. The maximum number of licensed simultaneous users of the Software may be increased during the term(s) of this license by paying additional user fees for the time remaining in Your then-current license term.

    B.3 The Annual Multi-User license may be renewed for additional one-year terms by paying the then-current annual license fee for the current maximum number of licensed simultaneous users of the Software. This Software will cease to function after a period of one (1) year and You will only receive the renewal activation code upon Our receipt of Your payment of the then-current annual license fee, or, if acceptable to Us, upon Our receipt of a written purchase order or other written or electronic confirmation of Your intent to renew and to pay the then-current annual license fee.  All terms and conditions of this License Agreement will apply during the renewal term(s).

    B.4 Minitab will provide to You, at no additional charge, reasonable amounts of technical support and software maintenance updates as they become available for so long as this current Software version is widely distributed as determined by Minitab, and for one (1) year thereafter.

    B.5 For Annual Multi-User Licenses, Minitab will also provide to You, at no additional charge, new releases of the Software as they become available during the term(s) of the license so long as You are in full compliance with this Agreement, subject to reasonable additional terms which may be necessary to address any new and/or added functionality in the operation of the Software.

    B.6 Companion by Minitab is designed for use with a Windows operating system. Multi-user licenses may be capable of being used in some virtualized environments, but not all virtualization methods may be supported. The use of licenses with virtualized environments will be at the Licensee’s own risk.

    C.  Terms and Conditions Applicable to Both Single-User and Multi-User Licenses

    C.1 This Software is protected by copyright, trademark, and other Minitab and third party intellectual property rights.  Your rights to use the Software are only as specified in this Agreement, and We reserve all rights not expressly granted to You in this Agreement.  Nothing in this Agreement constitutes a waiver of Our rights under U.S. or international copyright laws or any other international, federal, or state law.

    C.2 This Agreement authorizes You to use the Software only on a computer owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by You.  Use of the Software on a computer owned by a third party who is at that time providing IT services to You is allowed, provided that You make every reasonable effort to advise Us of the identity of the third party, and provided that you agree to be responsible for that third party’s compliance with this Agreement. Use of the Software on a computer owned by a third party who is not at that time providing IT services to You is prohibited. Installation of this Software on a server that allows access to this Software via a public network or the Internet without the use of a password-protected secure portal is prohibited.You are not permitted to lend, sell, lease, or otherwise provide or make available the Software in any part or form to any third party without Our written consent.

    C.3 You may make a single copy of the Software for each licensed user for archival and back-up purposes, only.  Each copy of the Software You make shall retain the Minitab copyright notice in electronic form and each physical CD-ROM containing the Software shall have a label affixed externally on the media with the following notice: “© (applicable year), Minitab Inc. All rights reserved.” showing the copyright year appropriate to each release/version of the Software that You copy. If We notify You in writing of any copyright changes, You shall make changes in such notices at the earliest practical opportunity.

    C.4 You may not disassemble, decompile, or reverse engineer this Software or otherwise attempt to recreate this Software or any functionality or capability of this Software, except to the extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction.

    C.5 Term Single-User Licenses and Annual Multi-User Licenses contain a routine designed to disable the Licensed Program automatically; in the case of Term Single-User Licenses at the end of the license term; and in the case of Annual Multi-User Licenses, at the end of each annual term unless the Agreement is renewed.

    C.6 Along with this Software, You have been provided an option to use the Software Update Manager. By choosing not to use the Software Update Manager on Your computer or those of Your end-users, You understand and agree that You take full legal responsibility and waive any recourse against Us for the non-delivery of information which could include critical updates, bug fixes, and/or notifications of problems or errors. We recommend that if You do not accept this service for Your end users, You install the Software Update Manager on at least one regularly monitored computer, so that You can continue to receive such notices.

    C.7 We have obtained all appropriate licenses for any third party software which may be distributed with or included in the Software.

    C.8 This Agreement and Software license may not be resold, assigned, or otherwise transferred to another person or entity without Our written permission.

    C.9 If you elect to terminate Your use of the Software, You will not be entitled to a refund of any portion of the license fee.

    C.10 Minitab may terminate this Agreement and Your Software license for any material breach of this Agreement by You.  Upon such termination, You agree to immediately stop using, and to destroy all copies of, the Software licensed hereunder, and upon request from Minitab, provide Us with written certification of such action.

    C.11 It is expressly understood that in addition to any other remedies available to Us, if this Agreement is breached in any fashion that would cause immediate irreparable harm to Us, We shall be allowed to seek immediate injunctive relief as We would have no adequate remedy at law through monetary damages. If any legal action is brought to enforce this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to receive its costs and reasonable expenses including attorney’s fees.

    C.12 You may not knowingly accept this Agreement or use this Software if doing so would be in violation of any current U.S. embargo as listed with the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control. You may not knowingly transmit or ship, directly or indirectly, this Software to any Country, entity or individual or foreign national of any country, prohibited by U.S. export law, or in violation of any then-current U.S. embargo as listed with the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control. This Software may not be exported without the appropriate export license as may be applicable.

    C.13 All license fees are exclusive of any tariffs, duties, or taxes imposed or levied by a government or governmental agency.

     C.14 Governmental use, duplication, or disclosure of this Software is subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 et seq. and DFARS 252.227-7015, and subparagraphs (a) through (d) of the Commercial Computer Software Restricted Rights at FAR 52.227-19, as applicable, and other similar clauses as may be applicable. Manufacturer/Contractor/Licensor is: Minitab, Inc., Quality Plaza, 1829 Pine Hall Road, State College, Pennsylvania 16801, USA.

    C.15 This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, USA, expressly excluding the application of conflict of laws provisions. Venue shall be in the state courts, or if applicable due to subject matter the federal courts, located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, USA. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply to this Agreement. If, for any reason, any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the remainder of this Agreement, and this Agreement shall continue in force and effect to the full extent allowed by law.

    C.16 In the absence of a separate, written license agreement, this Agreement shall control over any additional or conflicting terms contained in a purchase order for the Software submitted by You, or contained in any Terms and Conditions submitted by You, and such additional or conflicting terms are expressly rejected unless they have been specifically accepted and agreed to in writing by Minitab, Inc. or its subsidiaries.

    INDEMNIFICATION

    Minitab warrants that We have the right to grant You this license to use this Software and, provided You are in compliance with the terms of this Agreement, Minitab shall defend or settle at Our expense any third party claim brought against You alleging that this Software infringes such third party’s copyright, patent or other intellectual property right; provided that You immediately notify Us of such claim, allow Us to control the litigation or settlement of such claim, and cooperate with Us in the investigation, defense, and/or settlement of such claim.  This indemnification does not extend to any claim of infringement resulting from Your unauthorized modification of this Software or from use or incorporation of this Software in any manner for which it is not designed or permitted.

    LIMITED WARRANTY

    We warrant that the functions contained in this Software will operate in accordance with its documentation and without substantial program errors, but We do not warrant that the functions contained in the Software will meet Your requirements or will operate without interruption or error, or that all defects will be corrected.  Except for Our obligations regarding Indemnification, Our entire liability, and Your exclusive remedy for the breach of the foregoing limited warranty, shall at Our option either be replacement of the Software with a reasonable alternative, or the refund of the license fees paid by You for Your use of the Software during the then-current license term. This Limited Warranty does not extend to any claim resulting from Your unauthorized modification of Our Software or from use or incorporation of Our Software in any manner for which it is not designed or permitted.

    DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

    EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE, THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED AS IS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.  THE LIMITED WARRANTY CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE CONCERNING DUTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ARISING AS A RESULT OF CUSTOM OR USAGE IN THE TRADE OR BY COURSE OF DEALING. 

    NO LIABILITY

    TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BECOME LIABLE TO YOU, OR TO ANY OTHER PARTY, FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES, WHETHER INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SOFTWARE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF TIME, MONEY, DATA OR GOODWILL, EVEN IF WE HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

    [Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages so the above limitation may not apply to you.]

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