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Non-Production License Agreement

Last updated: 25 February, 2020

IMPORTANT - READ CAREFULLY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT (THIS "AGREEMENT") BEFORE CLICKING ON THE "I AGREE" BUTTON. BY CLICKING ON THE "I AGREE" BUTTON, INSTALLING OR USING ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE SOFTWARE (AS DEFINED BELOW), YOU, ON YOUR OWN BEHALF AS AN INDIVIDUAL, AND ON BEHALF OF YOUR EMPLOYER OR ANOTHER ENTITY WHICH HAS NOT YET DONE SO (COLLECTIVELY "YOU", OR "LICENSEE"), ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, THAT YOU UNDERSTAND IT, AND ARE CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY AND ARE BECOMING A PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT WITH NSERVICEBUS LTD. DOING BUSINESS AS PARTICULAR SOFTWARE) ("NSB"). IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MAY NOT DOWNLOAD, INSTALL OR USE NSB'S SOFTWARE AND RELATED DOCUMENTATION. IF YOU WISH TO USE THE SOFTWARE AS AN EMPLOYEE, CONTRACTOR, OR AGENT OF A CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP OR SIMILAR ENTITY, THEN YOU MUST BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN FOR AND BIND THE ENTITY IN ORDER TO ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. THE LICENSE GRANTED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IS HEREBY CONDITIONED UPON ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH TERMS BY SUCH AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL. IF YOU HAVE ENTERED INTO A SEPARATE WRITTEN LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH NSB FOR USE OF THE SOFTWARE, THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUCH OTHER AGREEMENT SHALL PREVAIL OVER ANY CONFLICTING TERMS OR CONDITIONS IN THIS AGREEMENT.

FURTHERMORE, YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS OR REQUIREMENTS UNDER ANY LAWS OR REGULATIONS IN ANY JURISDICTION WHICH REQUIRE AN ORIGINAL (NON-ELECTRONIC) SIGNATURE OR DELIVERY OR RETENTION OF NON-ELECTRONIC RECORDS, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SELECTION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ACHIEVE YOUR INTENDED RESULTS AND FOR THE INSTALLATION, USE AND RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE SOFTWARE.

  1. Definitions.

    1. "Initial Evaluation Period"

      means a period of fourteen (14) days commencing on the date Licensee installs or receives access to the Software.
    2. "Development Period"

      means a period of ninety (90) days commencing on the expiration of the Initial Evaluation Period. The Development Period may be extended to include additional 90 day periods following Licensee's written request and NSB's approval of such additional periods.
    3. "Non-Production Period"

      means the Initial Evaluation Period and the Development Period together
    4. “Production Use”

      shall mean the use of the Software or its Derivative Works as part of an Integrated Product by any End User of Customer. Production Use shall not include use of the software by Customer’s employees or Contractors (defined below) that are using the Software solely for the purposes of Customer's development and testing of an Integrated Product.
    5. "Software"

      means the Particular Service Platform.
  2. License Grant:

    During the Non-Production Period, subject to Licensee's compliance with the terms of this Agreement, NSB hereby grants to Licensee a temporary, non-exclusive, revocable, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, limited license to: (i) during the Initial Evaluation, use the Software, solely to evaluate whether to license the Software from NSB or enter into some other commercial arrangement with NSB, (ii) during the Development Period, use the Software solely to develop, analyse and test in non-production environments. Licensee may not use the Software for general production use. The Software is licensed for Licensee’s internal and non-commercial use, and neither the Software nor any derivative of the Software may be used by, sub-licensed, re-sold, transferred, rented or distributed to any other party.
  3. License Restrictions:

    Licensee may not, nor permit anyone else to, directly or indirectly: (i) distribute, rent, lease, market, sublicense, resell or otherwise transfer the Software or use the Software to operate, or make the Software available, in a time-sharing, outsourcing, or service bureau environment or otherwise make it available on a network accessible to multiple users or devices; (ii) copy or modify the Software either alone or in conjunction with any other product or program, or use the Software for the production of any product or program; (iii) remove, alter or obscure, any identification, including copyright, trademark, patent or other notices, contained in or on the Software; (iv) circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Software or features that prevent, restrict or limit use of the Software;(v) use the NSB's name, logo or trademarks without prior written consent from NSB; or (vi) use the Software to violate any applicable laws, rules or regulations, or for any unlawful, harmful, irresponsible, or inappropriate purpose, or in any manner that breaches this Agreement.
  4. Ownership Rights:

    The Software under this license is not for sale and is NSB's sole property. Licensee acknowledges and agrees that all right, title, and interest in and to the Software, and any modifications, improvements, updates, upgrades or derivative works of, the Software, including associated intellectual property rights, are exclusively owned by, and shall remain solely with, NSB. This Agreement does not convey to Licensee any ownership interest in the Software. Nothing herein constitutes a waiver of the Company’s intellectual property rights under any law. If NSB receives any feedback (e.g., questions, comments, suggestions or the like) regarding any of the Software (collectively, “Feedback”), Licensee hereby grants to NSB a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, fully-paid and royalty-free license to such Feedback. It is further understood that use of Feedback, if any, may be made by NSB at its sole discretion, and that NSB in no way shall be obliged to make use of any kind of the Feedback or part thereof. Any anonymous information, which is derived from the use of the Software (i.e., metadata, aggregated and/or analytics information) and which is not personally identifiable information (“Analytics Information”) is NSB's exclusive property.
  5. Term and Termination:

    This Agreement and Licensee’s license to use the Software will terminate upon expiration of the Non-Production Period, unless terminated earlier in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. NSB may terminate this Agreement and the license granted to Licensee herein at any time and for any reason, without liability of any kind to Licensee in connection with the consequences of such termination. Unauthorized copying of the Software or otherwise failing to comply with this Agreement will result in immediate termination of this Agreement and will make available to NSB any applicable legal remedies. Upon termination of the license, Licensee shall uninstall, cease using, and permanently delete the Software. Furthermore, upon termination of this Agreement (or during the term of the Agreement), you will notify NSB if you wish to enter a Subscription License Agreement with NSB for the use of the Software for the production of any product or program.
  6. Non Disclosure:

    The Software, including any information related thereto that is not part of the public domain, is owned solely by NSB and is considered confidential information. As such, Licensee confirms that it shall keep any information in connection with the Software provided by or on behalf of NSB confidential and under access and use restrictions sufficient to protect copying, usage or disclosure thereof. Such restrictions will be at least as stringent as those applied to Licensee’s most valuable confidential and proprietary information. No information related to the Software shall be disclosed by Licensee to any third party, unless NSB has agreed to such disclosure in writing and in advance. Licensee acknowledges and confirms that the confidentiality obligations under this Section ‎6 shall survive the Period and continue to be in full force and effect after the termination of this Agreement.
  7. Privacy Policy:

    NSB will collect and use information about your use of the Software in accordance with NSB’s privacy policy which is available at https://particular.net/privacy ("Privacy Policy"), as may be amended from time to time, and by using the Software you agree that NSB may do so. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you are aware that you are not legally obligated to provide us with personal information, and you hereby confirm that when you provide NSB with personal information, you do so of your own free will.
  8. Third-Party Software:

    Licensee acknowledges that portions of the Software include Third-Party Software (including open source software) that may be subject to the terms and conditions imposed by the licensors of the Third-Party Software ("Third-Party Terms"). In order to comply with the Third Party Terms a list of the Third Party-Software and related Third-Party Terms is available at https://docs.particular.net/nservicebus/upgrades/third-party-licenses. Licensee agrees (i) that its use of the Third-Party Software is subject to and governed by the Third-Party Terms; and (ii) to comply with all Third-Party Terms. To the extent of any conflict between any Third-Party Terms and the terms of this Agreement, the Third-Party Terms shall prevail in connection with the related Third-Party Software. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, NSB makes no warranty or indemnity with respect to any Third-Party Software.
  9. Exclusion of Warranty:

    THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED TO LICENSEE AT NO CHARGE ON AN "AS-IS" BASIS, AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NSB DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
  10. Liability:

    NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY, INCLUDING ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT:
    1. IN NO EVENT SHALL NSB BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS OR PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE;
    2. THE TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY OF NSB FOR ALL DAMAGES AND LOSSES THAT ARISE UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, OR THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, SHALL NOT IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF FEES OR OTHER PAYMENTS, IF ANY, ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU TO NSB DURING THE NON- PRODUCTION PERIOD FOR THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE PURSUANT TO THE LICENSE GRANTED HEREIN;
    3. THE LIMITATIONS ON NSB’S LIABILITY SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION ‎10 ‎‎‎SHALL APPLY EVEN IF NSB HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OR BASIS OF LIABILITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY). SOME STATES MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO LICENSEE.
  11. Indemnification:

    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless NSB and our affiliates, and our respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of, or inability to use, the Software; (ii) your violation of this Agreement; and (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right. Without limiting or excusing your obligations under this Section ‎‎‎‎11, NSB reserves the right, but is not under any obligation, to defense and control to assume the exclusive (at your expense) of any matter which is subject to an indemnification by you if you choose not to defend or settle it. You agree not to settle any matter subject to an indemnification by you without first obtaining our express approval.
  12. Government Use:

    If Licensee is part of an agency, department, or other entity of the United States Government ("Government"), the use, duplication, reproduction, release, modification, disclosure or transfer of the Software is restricted in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations as applied to civilian agencies and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement as applied to military agencies. The Software is a "commercial item", "commercial computer software" and "commercial computer software documentation". In accordance with such provisions, any use of the Software by the Government shall be governed solely by the terms of this Agreement.
  13. Governing Law/Jurisdiction:

    This Agreement shall be deemed to be made in, and the validity, interpretation and enforcement of this Agreement, and any disputes between you and NSB, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of, the State of New York, NY, excluding its conflicts of laws principles and excluding the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. All disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of competent jurisdiction located in the state of New York, NY, and each party irrevocably consents to such personal jurisdiction and waives all objections to such venue. Notwithstanding the foregoing, NSB may seek injunctive relief in any court of competent jurisdiction worldwide.
  14. Miscellaneous:

    This Agreement represents the complete agreement concerning the Software between NSB and Licensee and supersedes all prior agreements and representations between NSB and Licensee. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable. Any waiver of any provision of this Agreement will be effective only if in writing and signed by NSB. The terms of this Agreement are personal to Licensee and may not be assigned or transferred for any reason whatsoever without the prior written consent of NSB and any action or conduct in violation of the foregoing shall be void and without effect. NSB may assign this Agreement and delegate any of its obligations hereunder without restriction. This Section ‎14 and Sections ‎3 (License Restrictions), ‎4 (Ownership Rights), ‎6 (Non-Disclosure), ‎8 (Third Party Software), ‎9 (Exclusion of Warranty) ‎10 (Liability), ‎12 (Government Use), and ‎13 (Governing Law and Jurisdiction), and any provision so intended, and any outstanding obligations and rights previously accrued, shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement.

YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS AND UNDERSTAND THE RIGHTS, OBLIGATIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH HEREIN. BY CLICKING ON THE AGREE BUTTON AND/OR CONTINUING TO INSTALL OR USE THE SOFTWARE, YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS.

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