WINTREND.COM FREEWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT

 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING LICENSE AGREEMENT BEFORE UPGRADING, COPYING, INSTALLING, OR USING SOFTWARE FROM WINTREND.COM

 

WINTREND.COM is a vendor of software products, and the individual or entity using this product (ďUserĒ) desires to obtain the rights to use this product, in consideration of the mutual covenants and promises contained herein, and for good and valuable consideration, WINTREND.COM and User agree that the foregoing recitals are true and correct, and agree as follows.

 

1.      Definitions

  1. The Software
    Computer software products owned by WINTREND.COM and computer software products owned by suppliers of WINTREND.COM, distributed by WINTREND.COM under agreement with the owners of such software, which software products have been offered by WINTREND.COM as Freeware, i.e. available for use without payment of licensing fees.
     
  2. Media Fees
    Such fees as may be charged by WINTREND.COM to User, or by User to third parties, to compensate for the cost of the media used to transfer the Software.
     
  3. License
    The right for User to use the Software pursuant to the terms and conditions defined herein. The absence of a license fee shall in no way be an indication of a willingness or desire on the part of WINTREND.COM to place the Software in the public domain. WINTREND.COM intends to retain, and does retain, all intellectual property and ownership rights in the Software.
     
  4. Shrink-wrap Agreement
    The unsigned agreement distributed with the Software defining the standard terms and conditions under which the Software is distributed and license granted.

 

2.      Acceptance Of Terms

  1. This agreement shall be accepted by User upon Userís performance of any of the following acts:
     
    1. Installation, copying, or use of the Software on one or more of Userís computers;
    2. Distribution of the Software to any party other than WINTREND.COM;
    3. Retention of installable version of the Software for more than fifteen (15) days; or
    4. Any other act not consistent with non-acceptance of the terms and conditions recited herein.
  2. If User does not accept the terms and conditions recited herein, User shall delete, return, and/or discard any files, data, or materials associated with the Software.
     
  3. If User has a License Agreement executed by an authorized representative of WINTREND.COM (and ďExecuted AgreementĒ) containing one or more terms and conditions which are inconsistent with the terms and conditions contained in the shrink-wrap license, then to the extent necessary, the terms and conditions of the Executed Agreement shall supersede those of the shrink-wrap license.

 

1.      Scope of Use

  1. User may use the Software on an unlimited number of computers.
     
  2. User may distribute the Software to third-parties only where such third-parties are aware of, and agree to be bound by, the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement. Such distribution shall include all files associated with the Software.
     
  3. User may only use the Software in accordance with its intended use as documented by WINTREND.COM and distributed along with the Software.
     
  4. The Software may not be used to support any third party product without the express written consent of an authorized representative of WINTREND.COM.
     
  5. User may not modify the Software, any accompanying documentation, or any file utilized in the delivery or distribution of the Software or any accompanying documentation, without the express written consent of an authorized representative of WINTREND.COM.
     
  6. User may not reverse engineer, decompile, nor take any other steps consistent with an attempt to reveal any confidential, trade secret, or other non-public information associated with the Software. Further, User may not assist any other party attempting to reverse engineer, decompile, nor take any other steps consistent with an attempt to reveal any confidential, trade secret, or other non-public information associated with the Software. Should User become aware of any activity in violation of this term, whether or not under Userís control or authorization, User will inform WINTREND.COM of such activity and assist WINTREND.COM in terminating such activity and protecting its threatened rights.
     
  7. User may not sell, rent, lease, or otherwise charge for the distribution, installation, copying, or storage of the Software, other than a media fee as defined herein.
     
  8. User may not sell, rent, lease, distribute, or use the Software, nor cause the Software to be sold, rented, leased, distributed, or used, where such sale, rental, lease, distribution, or use is prohibited by any statute or governmental agency of the United States or other international, national, or local entity having jurisdiction at the point of sale, rental, lease, distribution, or use, nor may User sell, rent, lease, distribute, or use the Software where User is aware that such sale, rental, lease, distribution, or use is likely to result directly or indirectly in a sale, rental, lease, distribution, or use prohibited by any statute or governmental agency of the United States or other international, national, or local entity having jurisdiction at the point of initial or subsequent sale, rental, lease, distribution, or use.

 

 

2.      TERM AND TERMINATION

The terms and conditions of this Agreement shall remain effective until this Agreement is terminated. Termination may be affected as follows:

a.       Termination by User. User may terminate this Agreement at any time by destroying all copies of the Software, as indicated below.

b.      Termination by WINTREND.COM.
 

                                                  i.      WINTREND.COM may terminate this Agreement at any point upon notice to User if user, in WINTREND.COMí sole discretion, is in breach of any of the terms and conditions contained herein, and fails to remedy such breach within a reasonable period, but in no event more than ten (10) days, following receipt of such notice.

                                                ii.      WINTREND.COM may terminate this Agreement at any point upon notice to User if WINTREND.COM ceases to offer Freeware licenses, or changes the terms and conditions under which such licenses are offered, and User is unwilling to accept the revised terms and conditions.

                                              iii.      WINTREND.COM may terminate this Agreement at any point should Userís normal business operations be disrupted or discontinued for more than thirty (30) days due to Userís insolvency, bankruptcy, receivership, or business termination.

Upon termination of this Agreement, User shall return, delete, or destroy all copies of the Software, or any portion of the Software, remaining in Userís possession or under Userís control, including all distribution media containing distributable copies of all or any portion of the software.

3.      OWNERSHIP AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

WINTREND.COM or its licensors own the Software under copyright, trade secret and all other laws that may apply. All product names, designs, and logos associated with the Software are trademarks of WINTREND.COM. The source code of the Software and all information regarding the design, structure or internal operation of the Software are valuable trade secrets of WINTREND.COM or third parties with which WINTREND.COM has licensing arrangements ("Confidential Information"), provided however, that "Confidential Information" shall not include information which otherwise would be Confidential Information to the extent that such information was publicly known or otherwise known to User previously to the time of disclosure, which subsequently became known through no act or omission by User, or which otherwise became known to User other than through disclosure by WINTREND.COM without violation of any party's obligations to WINTREND.COM. User shall not sell, transfer, publish, disclose, display or otherwise permit access to any Confidential Information by any third party, nor use any of the Confidential Information, except strictly as part of the Software in the form originally distributed by WINTREND.COM.

 

4.      LIMITED† WARRANTY

The software and related documentation are provided "as is", without warranty of any kind. WINTREND.COM disclaims all warranties, express, or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of design, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. WINTREND.COM does not warrant that the functions contained in the software or documentation will meet Userís requirements, or that the operation of the software will be error-free, complete, or that defects in the software or documentation will be corrected.

 

5.      LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

 

a.       WINTREND.COM shall not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental and/or consequential damages, including punitive or multiple damages, or any failure to realize expected savings, loss of data, equipment downtime, loss of use, loss of goodwill or loss of revenue or profit suffered by the USER for any reason, nor for any claim against the USER by any third party for damages of any kind which arise from or in connection with the delivery, use, or performance of the Software or the Documentation.

b.      WINTREND.COM shall only be liable for the USER's direct proven damages which arise from or are in connection with the delivery, use or performance of the Software and/or Documentation, provided that in no event shall WINTREND.COM' total cumulative liability for all costs, losses and damages exceed the amount paid by the USER to WINTREND.COM pursuant to this agreement for the Software. The foregoing limitations and exclusions of liability shall apply even if WINTREND.COM had been advised of the possibility of any such costs, losses or damages or knew or ought to have known of such costs, losses or damages and shall apply regardless of whether the action arose in contract, including, without limitation, from a fundamental breach, or breach of a condition, fundamental term or warranty, or in tort (including, without limitation negligence) or otherwise. The foregoing provisions limiting the liability of WINTREND.COM shall also apply to its officers, directors, employees, and agents as trust provisions for the benefit of such officers, directors, employees, and agents and shall be enforceable by such persons as trust beneficiaries.

c.       USER acknowledges that the results of the WINTREND.COM Software depend on the data provided by USER for use with the (the "Data"). USER shall bear full responsibility for the accuracy of the Data used with the Software.

 

6.      RESTRICTED RIGHTS

If the rights granted hereunder are acquired by or on behalf of the U.S. Government, then this provision applies. The Software

  1. was developed at private expense, is existing computer software and no part of it was developed with government funds,
  2. is "restricted computer software" licensed in accordance with restricted rights provisions of subparagraphs (a) through (d) of the Commercial Computer Software-Restricted Rights clause FAR 52.227-19 and its successors,
  3. is unpublished and all rights are reserved under the copyrights laws of the United States. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S. Government is also subject to restrictions as set forth herein and in DFARS 227.7202-1(a) and 227.7202-3(a) (1995), DFARS 252.227-7013(c)(1)(ii) (Oct 1988), FAR 12.212(a) 1995, or FAR 52.227-14, as applicable.† Only rights to the Software set forth in this License Agreement are provided. Contractor/manufacturer is WINTREND.COM, 2711 Centerville Road Suite 400, Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America 19808.

 

7.      GENERAL

a.       NON-WAIVER. No waiver by either of the parties hereto of any breach of any condition, covenant or term hereof shall be effective unless it is in writing and it shall not constitute a waiver of such condition, covenant or term except in respect of the particular breach giving rise to such waiver.

b.      ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This agreement contains the whole of the agreement between the parties hereto concerning the matters provided for herein and there are no collateral or precedent representations, warranties, agreements or conditions not specifically set forth in this agreement and none have been relied on by either party as an inducement to enter into this agreement. This agreement supersedes any prior proposal, representation or understanding between the parties hereto.

c.       NON-MODIFICATION, No modification, amendment or variation of this agreement shall be of effect or binding upon the parties hereto unless agreed to in writing by them.

d.      LAW AND JURISDICTION. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein. The United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods shall not apply to this agreement or the transactions contemplated hereunder.

e.       †LANGUAGE This agreement has been prepared and drawn up in the English language. In the event that this agreement is translated into any other language and in the event of a discrepancy in the interpretation between the English text and the text of the other language, the English text shall govern.

f.       SEVERABILITY If any provision of this agreement is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, such provision shall be severed from this agreement and the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.

g.      HEIRS AND ASSIGNS. This Agreement shall be binding on and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns of the parties hereto, but nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as a consent by WINTREND.COM to any assignment of this agreement except as provided hereinabove.