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This Software License Agreement (hereinafter "this Agreement") is a legal agreement between you, the customer or licensee (either an individual or a legal entity that directly or indirectly acquires this Software for installation on its application or system) and RealObjects GmbH. The copyright of this software (hereinafter "the Software" or "PDFreactor®") and its associated documentation (including any files, source code, images, photographs, animations and text incorporated into the Software, but excluding any third-party software and open source software) as well as any accompanying written materials is owned by RealObjects GmbH ("the Owner" or "RealObjects") whose registered office is at Altenkesseler Str. 17/B6, 66115 Saarbruecken, Germany, and is protected by German copyright laws and regulations and, as far as these are implemented into German law, by international treaties.
By downloading, installing, copying or otherwise using the Software, you agree with the Owner to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement, which will govern your use of the Software. If you do not agree to this Agreement, do not download, install or use the Software. Any offence against this Agreement will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. You will be held responsible for any employees or users who receive the Software and in turn make unauthorized copies.
You may copy the Software to another disk or media, for the purpose of backup protection only in the event of a system wide crash. Installation of the Software onto a system that you use, means that you have accepted and agreed to the terms that govern the use of copyrighted software.
RealObjects grants to you and you accept, subject to the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement, a nonexclusive, nontransferable, nonsublicensable, and revocable right to use the Software solely and strictly in accordance with the following conditions and restrictions. You hold full responsibility for assuring that all users of the Software provided access under the provisions of the Software license adhere to all provisions and prohibitions of this Agreement.
FREE PERSONAL License. Install and use the Software for private, non-commercial and non-professional purposes
or applications on 1 (one) personally owned or controlled physical or virtual machine with unlimited CPU cores,
subject to limited product liability, which is accepted with the download or the installation of the Software.
The FREE PERSONAL License is only applicable for a natural person, not a legal person or legal entity. For the
FREE PERSONAL License of the Software RealObjects excludes all warranty and liability claims, except in the
case of deliberate intention or gross negligence. The liability, warranty, support and maintenance claims arising
from the RealObjects commercial licenses of the Software do not apply to the FREE PERSONAL License.
PDF documents and other files generated using the FREE PERSONAL License include notices that identify PDFreactor®.
You are not allowed to remove or change these notices or assist or encourage third parties to remove or change
If the FREE PERSONAL License is used to regularly generate PDF documents or other files, a prominent link to
the website www.pdfreactor.com (
<a href="http://www.pdfreactor.com">HTML to PDF conversion provided by PDFreactor</a>)
has to be presented on the web pages from where the generated PDF documents or other files derive or are
retrieved, and in case of a well-known web page where business or technology partners are listed. If the
PDF documents and other files are sent as e-mail attachments or embedded into e-mails, all e-mail messages
must contain the notice "Produced by RealObjects PDFreactor® - www.pdfreactor.com" in the message body.
CPU License. Install and use the Software on 1 (one) physical or virtual machine or isolated software container. The Software may be used only on the licensed physical or virtual machine or isolated software container containing up to 4 (four) CPU cores (as detected by the Software). One license key of the Software must not be used on multiple physical machines, multiple virtual machines, multiple isolated software containers or any combination thereof. Additional Licenses must be obtained to use the Software on multiple physical or virtual machines or isolated software containers or on machines with more than 4 (four) CPU cores.
SERVER License. Install and use the Software on 1 (one) physical or virtual machine with unlimited CPU cores. The Software may be used only on the licensed physical or virtual machine. Licenses for additional machines can be purchased
Subject to availability are specially tagged server licenses of the Software, which may be used only on the licensed physical or virtual machine for use with a named application (hereinafter “the Licensed Application”), but only insofar as the Software constitutes an inferior component integrated and embedded in a superior feature set of the Licensed Application. You shall not expose to end users of the Licensed Application the Software’s API or documentation used for the integration of the Software with the Licensed Application. You are not permitted to integrate, install or use the Software in applications other than the Licensed Application. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
CORPORATE APPLICATION License. Subject to availability and additional terms and conditions.
Active/Passive. The only permissible exception to the above requirements for a CPU License or SERVER License is a purely passive machine or server in an active/passive fail-over cluster. If the Software is used in a clustered environment, the licensee may use the Software on a temporary basis on a machine or server that is employed only for fail-over support (the "passive machine or server") as long as the number of CPU cores on the passive machine or server does not exceed the number of CPU cores on the licensee’s primary active machine or server. In this configuration, the passive machine or server does not require a separate CPU License or SERVER License. Active/active configurations require licensing of both machines or servers as usual.
You are not permitted to:
(a) make copies of, or distribute any parts of the Software, except for backup, archival and disaster recovery purposes.
(b) rent, lease, sub-license, loan, copy, modify, alter, adapt, merge, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or re-package the Software into another product, or to disassemble it or create derivative works, based on the whole, or any part, of the Software or its associated documentation. Reverse engineering and modification however is permitted for those parts of the Software that are based on third-party software or open source software which is licensed under a different license, but only if required by that license or in case of statutory provisions.
(c) copy the Software for the purpose of illegal distribution.
RealObjects will provide you with an unlock key which enables the use of the Software license. The information contained in the unlock key will include among others the type of license and the number of licensed CPU cores, the number of licensed servers or the name of the Licensed Application. You might also have to provide the name(s) of the machine(s) on which the Software will be installed. RealObjects further reserves the right to introduce and use appropriate license enforcement techniques in its software, which are designed to prevent illegal use or distribution of the Software. The license enforcement techniques might require activation of the Software license. This may require establishing a temporary network connection to a RealObjects web service. RealObjects reserves all rights to modify the license enforcement techniques used in the Software at any time.
If you have an evaluation or demonstration license of the Software, you may download, install and use the Software on your machine for evaluation or demonstration purposes only. You are not allowed to use the evaluation or demonstration license for commercial or production purposes. The evaluation and demonstration licenses might be time limited and may include other restrictions in terms of functionality.
Application Service Provider (ASP). An ASP is a service firm which deploys, manages, and delivers application capabilities to multiple entities from a data center, across a wide area network, or through centrally-located machine(s) or server(s) under a "rental" or lease agreement, free of charge or at cost. Except for the limitation described below, the CPU License of the Software can be utilized as part of an ASP service offering whereby you provide web-based software and hosting of that software for use by third parties for a fee or free of charge.
Software as a Service (SaaS). SaaS is a software delivery model in which software and associated data are centrally hosted in the cloud. SaaS is typically accessed by users using a thin client via a web browser. Except for the limitation described below, the CPU License of the Software can be utilized as part of a SaaS service offering whereby you provide web-based software and hosting of that software for use by third parties for a fee or free of charge.
Limitation of ASP and SaaS utilization. You are not permitted to use the CPU License, SERVER License and CORPORATE APPLICATION License of the Software as part of your ASP or SaaS offering in order to provide XML/XHTML/HTML + CSS printing functionality, which substantially duplicates the functionality of the Software. PDFreactor® functionality as part of any kind of ASP or SaaS offering is only permitted as long as the PDFreactor functionality remains an inferior functionality as part of a superior ASP or SaaS feature set or service.
The 1 Year Support & Maintenance subscription entitles you to receive priority technical support and all maintenance releases or updates or upgrades for the duration of the Support Period. The subscription for year 1 is covered through the purchase of the Software license or the related upgrade. It is optional for year 2 and beyond. You can renew the 1 Year Support & Maintenance until the end of the Support Period.
If you have a valid 1 Year Support & Maintenance subscription for the Software license, you will receive the Software and all maintenance releases or updates or upgrades for the duration of the Support Period, which may or may not include additional features. Updates and maintenance releases cover the minor releases within the same major version of the Software that you have purchased. Upgrades to the next major version are also included in this maintenance. In addition, RealObjects will provide Priority Technical Support to you for the duration of the Support Period. Priority Technical Support is provided via a web-based support form only, and RealObjects will make commercially reasonable efforts to respond via e-mail to all requests within forty-eight (48) hours during RealObjects’ business hours (Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 18:00 CET, German holidays excluded).
Technical support only covers issues or questions resulting directly out of the operation of the Software and RealObjects will not provide you with generic consultation, assistance, or advice under any circumstances.
Following the release of a new version of the Software, RealObjects will provide support & maintenance only for the new version from its official release date on. Issues or bugs found or reported by the customer must be reproducible in the latest officially available release of the Software and will be fixed in a new version (including major versions, maintenance releases and updates) only. Updating the Software may require the updating of software not covered by this Agreement before installation. Updates of the operating system and application software not specifically covered by this Agreement are your responsibility and will not be provided by RealObjects under this Agreement.
RealObjects’ obligations under this Article 3 are contingent upon your proper use of the Software and your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement at all times. RealObjects shall be under no obligation to provide the above technical support if, in RealObjects’ opinion, the Software has failed due to the following conditions: (i) damage caused by the relocation of the Software to another location or CPU; (ii) alterations, modifications or attempts to change the Software without RealObjects’ written approval; (iii) causes external to the Software, such as natural disasters, the failure or fluctuation of electrical power, or computer equipment failure; or (iv) your failure to maintain the Software at RealObjects’ specified release level.
It will be your responsibility to: (i) comply with all RealObjects-specified operating and troubleshooting procedures and then notify RealObjects immediately of the Software malfunction and provide RealObjects with complete information thereof; (ii) provide for the security of your confidential information; (iii) establish and maintain backup systems and procedures necessary to reconstruct lost or altered files, data or programs.
This Agreement and the licensing rights provided to you shall continue for an indefinite term. This Agreement will terminate if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. RealObjects may terminate this Agreement or suspend your usage rights and support entitlement, if the applicable license fees or applicable support and maintenance subscription fees are not fully paid to RealObjects by you or a third-party.
The Software is licensed to you. You do not own it. The Owner shall at all times retain ownership of the Software as well as all subsequent copies thereof, regardless of form or storage medium. The owner also retains the title, and all proprietary rights to the Software, including, but not limited to, all patent, copyright, trade secret, service marks, registered service marks, trademark or registered trademark rights.
You agree to protect the confidentiality of the Software, the documentation as well as any accompanying written materials. You agree that you will not provide a copy of the Software or documentation or any accompanying written materials nor divulge any proprietary information of RealObjects to any person, other than your employees, without the prior consent of RealObjects. You shall use the best efforts to see that any user of the Software licensed hereunder complies with all provisions and prohibitions this Agreement. The Software may include third-party software or open source software which may have its own copyright and its own applicable license conditions. In order to use the Software you must accept and comply with those license conditions. The third-party or open source licenses may be found in the "license" directory of the Software, other materials accompanying the software package, the documentation or corresponding source files at www.realobjects.com.
The Software is not designed or intended for use in hazardous environments requiring failsafe controls, including without limitation operation or maintenance of any nuclear facilities, on-line control of aircraft, air traffic, aircraft navigation or aircraft communications, and life support or weapons systems, in which the failure of the Software could lead to death, personal injury, or serve physical or environmental damage. RealObjects specially disclaims any express or implied warranty of fitness for such high-risk activities.
You acknowledge that due to the complexity of the Software, it is possible that use of the Software could lead to the unintentional loss or corruption of data. You assume all risks of such data loss or corruption. The warranties provided in this License do not cover any damage or losses resulting from data loss or corruption.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, REALOBJECTS DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY FOR THIS SOFTWARE AND THE SERVICES, UNLESS OTHERWISE REGULATED BY LAW. IN ANY CASE THE WARRANTY FOR THIS SOFTWARE IS LIMITED TO ONE YEAR; STARTING FROM THE DELIVERY DATE. THIS SOFTWARE, THE RELATED SERVICES AND ANY RELATED DOCUMENTATION OR OTHER INFORMATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WETHER EXPRESSED, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT REMAINS WITH YOU.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IN CASE OF A WARRANTY CLAIM, REALOBJECTS SHALL BE ENTITLED AT ITS DISCRETION TO EITHER REMEDY THE FAULT OR TO MAKE A SUBSTITUTE DELIVERY. IF A SUBSEQUENT IMPROVEMENT FAILS, OR IF NO SUBSTITUTE DELIVERY IS MADE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME THE LICENSEE SHALL BE ENTITLED TO ASSERT HIS RIGHT TO CANCELLATION OF THE CONTRACT OR DIMINUTION OF THE PURCHASE PRICE WITH RESPECT TO THE DEFECTIVE CONTRACT SOFTWARE.
DAMAGE CLAIMS AS A RESULT OF CULPA IN CONTRAHENDO, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR TORTIOUS ACTS AGAINST REALOBJECTS ARE EXCLUDED EXCEPT (I) IN CASES OF WRONGFUL INTENT OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE, (II) IN THE EVENT OF AN ASSUMPTION OF AN EXPRESS QUALITY GUARANTY (IN GERMAN: BESCHAFFENHEITSGARANTIE) OR AN EXPRESS DURABILITY GUARANTY (IN GERMAN: HALTBARKEITSGARANTIE), OR (III) DAMAGES CAUSED BY ANY HARM TO LIFE, BODY OR HEALTH. THIS EXCLUSION SHALL NOT APPLY IN CASES OF ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE IF MATERIAL CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED, BUT IN THIS CASE EACH PARTY SHALL BE LIABLE ONLY FOR COMPENSATION OF TYPICAL, FORESEEABLE DAMAGES. ANY LIABILITY FOR INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES E.G. LOST PROFITS SHALL BE EXCLUDED IN ALL CASES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OWNER’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE SOFTWARE.
THE ABOVE PARAGRAPH APPLIES TO REALOBJECTS, ITS LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES, EXECUTIVES AND OTHER EMPLOYEES AND ITS VICARIOUS AGENTS. COMPULSORY LIABILITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRODUCT LIABILITY ACT SHALL REMAIN UNAFFECTED BY THIS.
REALOBJECTS SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT OR DELAY IN THE PERFORMANCE OF CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS, WHICH CAN BE ASCRIBED TO LAWFUL STRIKES OR LAWFUL LOCKOUTS, ANY SHORTAGES, FAILURE OF SUPPLIERS, PUBLIC DISORDER, RIOTS, FIRE, INUNDATION, STORM, EARTHQUAKE, WAR, ACTS OF GOVERNMENT, WORKING CONDITIONS OR OTHER REASONS OUTSIDE THE CONTROL OF THE RELEVANT PARTY.
(1) Entire Agreement. This Agreement is not intended to create, and does not create, any partnership, joint venture, agency, fiduciary, employment, or other relationship between the parties, beyond the relationship of independent parties to a commercial contract. Neither party is, nor will either party hold itself out to be, vested with any authority to bind the other party contractually, or to act on behalf of the other party as a broker, agent, or otherwise.
(2) Headings. Headings under this Agreement are intended only for convenience and shall affect the interpretation of this Agreement.
(3) Waiver. The waiver or failure of either party to exercise any right provided for herein will not be deemed a waiver of any further right hereunder. The rights and remedies of the parties set forth in this Agreement are in addition to any rights or remedies the parties may otherwise have at law or equity.
(4) Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision will be deemed restated, in accordance with applicable law, to reflect as nearly as possible the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of the Agreement will remain in full force and effect.
(5) Governing Law and Jurisdiction. This Agreement and the parties’ respective performance hereunder will be governed by German laws and regulations and, as far as these are implemented into German law, by international treaties. RealObjects and licensee hereby agree on behalf of themselves, and any person claiming by or through them, that the sole jurisdiction and venue for any litigation arising from or relating to this Agreement will be an appropriate court located in Germany, and licensee specifically waives any objection that such jurisdiction and venue constitute an inconvenient forum.
(6) Contact Information. If you have any questions about this Agreement, or if you want to contact RealObjects for any reason, please direct all correspondence to: RealObjects GmbH, Altenkesseler Str. 17/B6, 66115 Saarbruecken, Germany or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
(7) Other. “PDFreactor” is a trademark or registered trademark of RealObjects in Germany and/or various jurisdictions.
(8) Survival. Articles 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 will survive any termination of this Agreement.