END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR IOLO TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS CONTRACT NOW INCLUDES A NEW PROVISION REGARDING BINDING ARBITRATION.
SEE PARAGRAPH 13 BELOW.
IMPORTANT: READ THIS END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (THIS "CONTRACT") CAREFULLY.
IF YOU DOWNLOAD, INSTALL OR USE ANY SOFTWARE PRODUCT THAT ACCOMPANIES OR IS
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTRACT (THE “SOFTWARE”), THIS CONTRACT WILL BECOME A LEGALLY
BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND IOLO TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (“IOLO”). IF YOU DO NOT
AGREE TO OR WISH TO BE BOUND BY THIS CONTRACT, DO NOT DOWNLOAD, INSTALL OR USE THE
SOFTWARE AND RETURN IT FOR A REFUND WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE DATE THAT YOU PAID FOR
THE SOFTWARE. PLEASE SEE IOLO’S RETURN POLICIES SET FORTH AT
WWW.IOLO.COM/CUSTOMERCARE/EULARETURNS FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO RETURN
THE SOFTWARE FOR A REFUND.
THIS CONTRACT REQUIRES THE BINDING ARBITRATION OF ANY AND ALL DISPUTES (OTHER
THAN CERTAIN SPECIFIED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CLAIMS), AS STATED IN THE “RESOLUTION
OF DISPUTES” SECTION (PARAGRAPH 13) BELOW, WHICH YOU SHOULD READ IN ITS ENTIRETY.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A LEGALLY BINDING INSTRUMENT AND AGREE TO ABIDE BY ITS
THIS CONTRACT APPLIES TO YOU AND ANY AND ALL PERSONS THAT YOU PERMIT TO DOWNLOAD,
INSTALL OR USE THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FAMILY MEMBERS OR
ANY OTHER USERS AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH 2 OF THIS CONTRACT BELOW.
1. THE SOFTWARE; OWNERSHIP; THIRD PARTY MATERIALS
(a) Components, software, data, files, documentation, code, content and other materials
("Components") that are supplied to you with or generated by or through the use
of the Software are part of the Software, and are encompassed by any reference in
this Contract to the Software, except as stated in paragraph 1(c) below.
(b) The Software is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties,
as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. YOU ARE LICENSING THE
SOFTWARE, NOT BUYING IT. IOLO RETAINS OWNERSHIP OF ALL COPIES OF THE SOFTWARE (INCLUDING
THE COPY(IES) PROVIDED TO OR MADE BY YOU) AND OF ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
IN THE SOFTWARE.
(c) Components that are proprietary to Microsoft Corporation or other third parties
(collectively, “Third Party Components”) may be provided to you by iolo along with
or during the process of downloading or installing the Software, including any Updates
(as defined below), or the Software may facilitate or arrange your acquisition of
Third Party Components. If iolo provides Third Party Components to you, or if the
Software facilitates or arranges your acquisition of Third Party Components (including
but not limited to updates, upgrades, enhancements or new versions of Third Party
Components already installed on your computer), in either case under a license or
other grant of rights from that third party, then the Third Party Component is not
part of the Software, and your rights and obligations with respect to those Third
Party Components are as set forth in that third party license or other grant of
rights. Of course, you should carefully read any such license or other grant of
rights. iolo has no obligations to you whatsoever relating to any such Third Party
(d) The network services, Third Party Components, or other software or products
other than the Software upon which the Software's performance depends might be interrupted
or discontinued at the discretion of the suppliers (software suppliers, service
providers, or iolo). Neither iolo nor its suppliers warrants that those software
products, network services, or other products will continue to be available or that
they will operate without interruption, modification, inaccuracy or error.
2. GRANT OF LICENSE
(a) iolo grants you a limited, personal, non-transferrable, nonexclusive and revocable
license to use the Software in compliance with this Contract. YOU ARE NOT LICENSED
OR OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED TO USE THE SOFTWARE IN ANY WAY THAT VIOLATES THIS CONTRACT.
IF YOU VIOLATE THIS CONTRACT, YOUR RIGHT TO USE THE SOFTWARE WILL AUTOMATICALLY
AND IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE, WITHOUT NOTICE. UPON TERMINATION OF YOUR RIGHT TO USE
THE SOFTWARE, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY CEASE ALL USE OF THE SOFTWARE.
(b) You may use the Software on only one computer except to the extent that paragraph
2(b)(ii), 2(b)(iii) or 2(b)(iv) below specifically authorizes you to allow the Software
to be used on more than one computer.
“License Documentation” means a sales receipt, other document or written communication
of any type (including, but not limited to, information provided or transmitted
electronically) that iolo or an iolo authorized reseller, distributor or licensee
provides to you when you purchase this license to use the Software.
Commercial Multi-User Documentation.
“Business” means a company, sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership, other
business entity, charitable organization, governmental entity or school, university
or other educational entity.
“Commercial Multi-User Documentation” means License Documentation that states that
you are authorized to allow the Software to be used for commercial purposes on more
than one computer.
If you received and have retained Commercial Multi-User Documentation in connection
with this Contract, you may allow the Software to be used on the number of computers
specified in your Commercial Multi-User Documentation (or five (5) computers if
no number of computers is specified on your Commercial Multi-User Documentation).
Each of those computers must be owned and controlled by your Business and used primarily
for business, governmental or charitable purposes in the conduct and operation of
Your “Significant Other” means your spouse or registered domestic partner or, if
you are not married and have no registered domestic partner, then “Significant Other”
may refer to the individual, if any, with whom you have a committed relationship
that is substantially similar to marriage or registered domestic partnership.
“Family Member” means you, your Significant Other, and your or your Significant
Other’s children, grandchildren, parents, grand parents and siblings, regardless
of whether their relationship to you or your Significant Other is biological, step
Use of the Software for “Family Purposes” includes only use for personal or household
purposes and specifically excludes any use for business, governmental or charitable
If you use the Software primarily for Family Purposes, then, except as otherwise
provided in paragraph 2(b)(iv), you may allow the Software to be used on any computer
that is both (i) owned and controlled by a Family Member whose primary residence
is the same domicile as your primary residence and is the primary user of that computer
and (ii) used by that Family Member primarily for Family Purposes. You have no rights
under this paragraph 2(b)(iii) if you received any Commercial Multi-User Documentation
in connection with this Contract or if you use the Software primarily for business,
governmental or charitable purposes.
For avoidance of doubt, each individual may have only one primary residence, which
will be determined for purposes of this Contract using the criteria and factors
that are then used to determine primary residence for purposes related to United
States income taxes.
Personal Use License Documentation.
If you received License Documentation other than Commercial Multi-User Documentation
(“Personal Use License Documentation”) in connection with this Contract, and such
Personal Use License Documentation states a specific number of computers on which
the Software may be used, then, notwithstanding Section 2(b)(iii), your rights under
Section 2(b)(iii) are limited to a maximum of such specific number of computers.
Hence, Personal Use License Documentation merely limits the maximum number of computers
on which the Software may be used under Section 2(b)(iii) (if applicable). It does
not allow use on any other computers. For example, if there are ten computers in
your home on which you would be permitted to install the Software under Section
2(b)(iii), but you purchased a license for the Software subject to Personal Use
License Documentation that states that you may use the Software on up to three computers,
then your rights are limited to use of the Software on three of those ten computers
and on no other computers. Similarly, if there are only two computers in your home
on which you would be permitted to use the Software under Section 2(b)(iii) and
you purchased a license for the Software subject to Personal Use License Documentation
that states that you may use the Software on up to three computers, then your rights
are nevertheless limited to use of the Software on those two computers and on no
(c) “Other User” means anyone other than you that you rightfully allow to use the
Software under paragraph 2(b) above. You are responsible to ensure that all Other
Users comply with this Contract. Any violation of this Contract by any Other User
will be deemed to be a violation by you. As a result, (i) your liability to iolo
for any violation of this Contract by any Other User will be the same as your liability
would have been if you had committed the violation yourself and (ii) if any Other
User violates this Contract, your right to use the Software will automatically and
immediately terminate, without notice. If your right to use the Software terminates
for any reason, then the right of all Other Users to use the Software immediately
and automatically terminates, without notice. If any Other User ceases to qualify
as an Other User (for example, if the Other User ceases to be your Family Member
or moves away from your primary residence), he or she must cease all use of the
Software. Similarly, if any computer ceases to qualify as a computer on which you
may allow the Software to be used under paragraph 2(b) above, all use of the Software
on that computer must cease and all copies of the Software on the hard drive or
other fixed storage medium of that computer must be deleted or uninstalled.
(d) The right under this Contract to use the Software on a computer includes the
right to install the Software on the hard disk or other fixed storage medium of
that computer and to copy the Software or parts of the Software onto the random
access memory of that computer as necessary to enable the Software’s use on that
computer. However, you understand that the Software is deemed to be used on any
computer that accesses or benefits from the Software through a local area or other
network (including the Internet) or by any other means, whether or not the Software
is installed or copied onto the hard disk, other fixed storage medium or random
access memory of that computer. Thus, if all or part of the Software is installed
on the hard disk or other fixed storage device of a computer, is at any time copied
onto the random access memory of that computer, or is at any time accessible by
that computer over any network or other connection or communication mechanism, you
must be authorized to use the Software on that computer or to allow the Software
to be used by an Other User on that Computer. Similarly, except as provided in paragraph
2(e) below, you may not use the Software to affect or act upon a component (such
as a hard drive) of any computer on which you are not authorized to use the Software,
including, for example, by attaching or connecting that component or computer to
any computer on which the Software is installed or from which it is accessible.
(e) The Software may include features that that are specifically intended to enable
you to control or affect other computers or components of other computers remotely
over a local area or other network, as indicated in the documentation provided to
you with the Software (“Remote Administrator Features”). You do not need to license
a copy of the Software for each computer that you control or affect remotely using
any Remote Administrator Feature, provided that you do not install the Software
on or access the Software from any such computer and that you use such Remote Administrator
Feature solely as described in the Software’s documentation.
(f) iolo grants you the right to make a back-up copy of the Software. The back-up
copy may be used only if an authorized installed copy of the Software becomes unusable.
The back-up copy must include all proprietary rights notices appearing on the original
and must remain in your possession and control. Other Users are not allowed to make
(g) If you receive the Software from iolo or an iolo authorized reseller or distributor
for no charge, then you may use the Software for Family Purposes only unless a sales
receipt or other document that iolo or an iolo authorized reseller or distributor
provides to you states that you may use the Software for purposes other than Family
(h) Except as specifically permitted in this Contract, you may not (i) copy the
Software, (ii) modify or translate the Software or separate out any of its components
for use with other software (except to the extent contemplated in the associated
user documentation provided by iolo), (iii) use the Software to provide time sharing,
service bureau, application service provider or similar services, (iv) tamper or
in any way interfere with the operation of the Software or any related service,
including by making any efforts to defeat any copy-protection or other digital rights
management device or technology used by iolo in connection with the Software or
any related service or (v) decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reverse engineer
or discover or reveal the source code for the Software. Further, you may not allow,
encourage, motivate or assist anyone to do anything that this Contract prohibits
you from doing. Your only rights that relate to the Software are the rights clearly
stated in this Contract. Iolo retains all other rights that relate to the Software.
3. U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS
The Software is provided with RESTRICTED RIGHTS. Any use, duplication, or disclosure
by the United States Government 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 or subparagraphs (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software
– Restricted Rights at 48 CFR 52.227-19, as applicable. The manufacturer is iolo
technologies, LLC, 7470 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90041.
4. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
(a) YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT USE OF THE SOFTWARE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. To
the maximum extent allowed under applicable law, the Software and all maintenance,
support or other services that relate in any way to the Software are provided "AS
IS," without warranty of any kind, AND IOLO, ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE
LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. The duration of any
implied warranty that is not effectively disclaimed will be limited to the longer
of (i) thirty (30) days from the date that you pay for the Software and (ii) the
shortest period allowed under applicable law. Some states / jurisdictions do not
allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation
may not apply to you.
(b) WITHOUT LIMITING THE DISCLAIMER PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH 4(A) ABOVE, IOLO DOES
NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SOFTWARE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS
OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT
ERRORS OR SPECIFICATION NON-CONFORMITIES IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED. FURTHER,
IOLO DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS
OF THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, (I) WHETHER THE SOFTWARE
OR ITS USE WILL HARM, IMPAIR OR DAMAGE ANY HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR DATA OR (II) THE
SOFTWARE’S CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION
OR ADVICE GIVEN BEFORE OR AFTER THE DATE OF THIS CONTRACT BY IOLO, ANY AUTHORIZED
REPRESENTATIVE OF IOLO OR ANY OTHER PERSON WILL CREATE OR BE DEEMED TO BE ANY WARRANTY
WITH RESPECT TO THE SOFTWARE OR ANY MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT OR OTHER SERVICES THAT
RELATE IN ANY WAY TO THE SOFTWARE. IF THE SOFTWARE MALFUNCTIONS OR THE SOFTWARE
OR ANY SUCH SERVICES ARE DEFECTIVE IN ANY WAY, YOU (AND NOT IOLO) ASSUME THE ENTIRE
COST AND RISK OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR CORRECTION OF THE
SOFTWARE OR OF ANY OTHER SOFTWARE, DATA, HARDWARE, EQUIPMENT OR COMPONENT THAT IS
DAMAGED OR DESTROYED AS A RESULT OF THAT MALFUNCTION OR DEFECT.
(c) IOLO STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU PERFORM A VIRUS AND MALWARE CHECK OF ALL SOFTWARE
BEFORE INSTALLATION OR USE AND THAT YOU BACK UP YOUR IMPORTANT FILES AND DATA FREQUENTLY.
5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
(a) TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER IOLO NOR ITS AFFILIATES
NOR ITS OR ITS AFFILIATES’ LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS NOR ANY OF
THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OWNERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS OR REPRESENTATIVES
(COLLECTIVELY, THE “IOLO PARTIES”) WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL
OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, LOST
PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA OR INFORMATION OF ANY KIND, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION
WITH (I) THE SOFTWARE OR ITS USE, (II) ANY MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT OR OTHER SERVICES
THAT RELATE IN ANY WAY TO THE SOFTWARE OR (III) THIS CONTRACT, EVEN IF ANY IOLO
PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
(b) TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE
LIABILITY OF THE IOLO PARTIES’ FOR ANY CLAIMS RELATING TO THE SOFTWARE OR ITS USE,
TO ANY MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT OR OTHER SERVICES THAT RELATE IN ANY WAY TO THE SOFTWARE,
OR TO THIS CONTRACT, WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY,
EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE FOR ALL CLAIMS, THE LIABILITY CAP SPECIFIED IN PARAGRAPH
5(B)(I) BELOW OR PARAGRAPH 5(B)(II) BELOW.
Preloaded or Bundled Software.
If you receive the Software from iolo or an iolo authorized reseller or distributor
preloaded on a computer or otherwise in a transaction that includes both the Software
and hardware, equipment, data, other software or services (the “Bundled Components”)
and a single fee charged to you covers both the Software and some or all of the
Bundled Components, so that you do not pay a separate fee that is attributable only
to your license of the Software, then the liability cap will be five dollars ($5).
However, (i) maintenance, support or other services generally provided with the
Software for no additional charge are not Bundled Components and are treated as
part of the Software for purposes of this paragraph, and (ii) this paragraph 5(b)(i)
does not apply if all of the Bundled Components you receive with the Software are
generally available for no charge or if you receive the Software from iolo or an
iolo authorized reseller or distributor for no charge.
Standalone Software or No-Charge Software.
If paragraph 5(b)(i) above does not apply to you, then the liability cap will be
the greater of (i) the license fee you paid for the Software or (ii) one dollar
(c) Some states / jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to
You do not have the right to (i) assign, sell or otherwise transfer your license
under this Contract, (ii) grant any sublicense under that license or (iii) distribute,
transmit, lease, sell or rent the Software to any other person.
7. SOFTWARE DATA COLLECTION AND MONITORING
(a) The Software may contain features that allow iolo and/or third parties to collect
data from, control, and/or monitor computers and devices running or interacting
with the Software in order to prevent unlicensed or illegal use of the Software
and to perform the functions of or provide services relating to the Software. The
Software may also transmit information to iolo or third parties from your computer
about your computer and about operations performed on your computer for the purpose
of improving iolo’s products and services or for other purposes. You acknowledge
and irrevocably consent to the activities described in this paragraph 7(a).
(b) The Software may contain digital rights management technology that imposes limits
on your ability to install the Software to a specified number of times on a specified
number of machines. Software containing digital rights management technology requires
licensing (meaning your acceptance of this Contract) as set forth during the installation
process and in the documentation, and the Software may only operate for a specified
period of time prior to or after licensing by the user. If you do not complete licensing
during the specified time period set forth in the documentation or as prompted by
the Software, the Software may cease to function. You acknowledge and agree that
the activities described above may occur.
After you first install the Software, iolo may from time to time provide you with
(or make available to you) updates, patches, error corrections, Components or new
or modified versions for or of the Software (collectively, "Updates"). If iolo provides
you with any Update or makes any Update available to you, then it will be deemed
part of the Software subject to this Contract (unless it is a Third Party Component
excluded from the Software under paragraph 1(c) above). Updates may be transmitted
to your computer over the Internet or other network and installed on your computer,
with or without notice to you and with or without your consent. You acknowledge
and agree that nothing in this Contract obligates iolo to create any Updates. Further,
even if iolo does create any Updates, nothing in this Contract obligates iolo to
provide or make available to you any of those Updates, except as provided in paragraph
iolo's service of providing Updates (or making Updates available) to users of the
Software is called "Maintenance" or "Service" with respect to the Software. You
may be entitled to receive Maintenance (and hence receive or have access to any
generally released Updates, subject to any requirement to accept a new end user
license or amendments to this Contract as discussed below in this paragraph 9) for
a limited period of time after you license the Software to the extent specified
on the packaging for the Software, materials included in that packaging, your sales
receipt, iolo’s Web Site or other materials provided to you by iolo or its authorized
resellers or distributors that relate to your license or download of the Software.
iolo may, but is not obligated to, offer to renew or extend your period of Maintenance
for the Software, for a fee, at iolo’s Web Site or by other means. You acknowledge
and agree that (i) Updates may delete or change features or other aspects of the
Software, including functions you may rely upon; (ii) certain Updates may be necessary
to allow you to continue to use some or all of the features of the Software, so
the Software may not be useful to you without Maintenance; and (iii) although (except
as stated above) you will be entitled during your period of Maintenance to receive
any Updates that iolo creates and generally releases to its customers who then have
Maintenance, nothing obligates iolo to create or generally release any Updates at
any time, including, but not limited to, during your period of Maintenance. You
further acknowledge and agree that, (i) if your period of Maintenance terminates
or is interrupted, you may not be eligible to renew Maintenance, and (ii) you may
be required to accept a new end user license agreement (to be used in lieu of this
Contract) or changes or amendments to this Contract as a condition to your renewal
of Maintenance or to receiving or using any Update. Finally, if you purchase “lifetime”
Maintenance, your lifetime Maintenance will apply only to your use of the Software
on computers on which you rightful install the Software during the one (1) year
period after you first license the Software. The lifetime Maintenance will continue
for as long as you continue to use those computers, but not longer than their industry-standard
useful life. Such lifetime Maintenance will not apply to any other computers. Thus,
transferring any copy of the Software to another computer will terminate your right
to receive Maintenance for that copy. Further, your right to continue to receive
Maintenance will be subject to meeting iolo’s then-current eligibility requirements,
including, but not limited to, the requirement that you use a version of Windows
that iolo then supports. Notwithstanding the foregoing, your Maintenance will terminate
at any time that iolo generally ceases to maintain and support the Software. You
will be deemed to purchase lifetime Maintenance only if your purchase of a license
to the Software is made subject to an offer that specifically states that the Software
or related Maintenance is provided on a “lifetime” basis.
You acknowledge that the Software is subject to United States and other export control
laws, including the export administration regulations. You will not export, re-export
or divert the Software in contravention of those laws.
AT THE TIME THAT YOU LICENSE THE SOFTWARE, THE SOFTWARE MAY NOT INCLUDE ALL (OR
MAY INCLUDE DIFFERENT) FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES THAN ADVERTISED. FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES
ARE SUBJECT TO FURTHER CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AFTER YOU LICENSE AND INSTALL THE SOFTWARE.
YOU MUST ACCEPT ALL CHANGES MADE TO THE SOFTWARE, WHICH MAY INCLUDE THE INABILITY
TO CONTINUE USING A FEATURE OR FUNCTION IF IOLO ELECTS IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION TO
If any part of this Contract is held invalid or unenforceable, the remaining parts
of this Contract shall be unimpaired and remain in full force and effect. Further,
if any part of this Contract is partially enforceable and partially unenforceable,
that part shall be enforced to the maximum extent allowed under applicable law.
13. RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES: BINDING ARBITRATION; NO CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTIONS
(a) Arbitration of Any And All Disputes (Other Than Certain Specified Intellectual
“Dispute” as used in this paragraph 13 means any dispute arising out of or in any
way related to this Contract, any amendments or addenda to this Contract, or the
subject matter of this Contract, including but not limited to any contract, tort,
statutory or equity claims that relate in any way to (1) this Contract, (2) the
Software, (3) maintenance, support or other services that relate in any way to the
Software, (4) the use, operation, licensing, distribution, sale, advertising, promotion,
transmission, provision or marketing of the Software or such services, (5) any transaction
that relates in any way to the Software or such services, (6) any claims, statements,
promises, descriptions, representations or warranties made in connection with the
Software, any such services or any such transaction, and (7) the use or disclosure
of personal information obtained by Company in connection with the Software, any
such transaction or any such services; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that any claims
specifically described in paragraph 13(a)(viii) below will not be included in the
definition of Dispute.
This paragraph 13 shall apply to the resolution of Disputes. In the event of any
Dispute, the parties are encouraged to attempt to resolve the Dispute by informal
means. If the parties are not able to do so, the Dispute will be resolved only by
Arbitration is the referral of a dispute to one or more impartial persons for a
final and binding determination. ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN IOLO, ON THE ONE HAND, AND
YOU AND/OR ANY OTHER USER, ON THE OTHER HAND, WILL BE SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION.
THE PARTIES EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THERE SHALL BE NO JURY TRIAL OR RIGHT TO A JURY
TRIAL, OR RIGHT TO ANY OTHER PROCEEDING TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE IN ANY COURT. IN
THE EVENT OF ANY DISPUTE, BOTH PARTIES AGREE THAT THIS CONTRACT WILL BE GOVERNED,
BOTH PROCEDURALLY AND SUBSTANTIVELY, BY THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT, 9 U.S.C. SECTIONS
1-9 ("FAA") TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision or award by
the arbitrator, will be STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL for the benefit of
all parties, and any party shall have the right to prevent any actual or threatened
breach of this confidentiality provision by temporary, preliminary or permanent
injunctive or declaratory relief in an appropriate court of law.
THE PARTIES EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE IS PERSONAL TO THEM, AND ANY
SUCH DISPUTE SHALL ONLY BE RESOLVED BY AN INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION. NEITHER PARTY
AGREES TO CLASS ARBITRATION, OR AN ARBITRATION WHERE A PERSON BRINGS A DISPUTE AS
A REPRESENTATIVE OF ANY OTHER PERSON OR PERSONS. NEITHER PARTY AGREES THAT A DISPUTE
CAN BE BROUGHT AS A CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OUTSIDE OF ARBITRATION, OR ON
BEHALF OF ANY OTHER PERSON OR PERSONS. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT THAT A DISPUTE MAY
ONLY BE RESOLVED THROUGH AN INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND SHALL NOT BE BROUGHT AS A
CLASS ARBITRATION, A CLASS ACTION, OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
The arbitration of the Dispute will be administered by the American Arbitration
Association (“AAA”) or, in the event the AAA declines or is unable to administer
the arbitration, by an arbitration forum or arbitrator that you and iolo mutually
agree upon. If, after making a reasonable effort, you and iolo are unable to agree
upon an arbitration forum or arbitrator, the AAA or a court having proper jurisdiction
will appoint an arbitration forum or arbitrator. The arbitration will be conducted
in accordance with the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules (“Commercial Rules”) and,
when deemed appropriate by the arbitration forum or arbitrator, the AAA’s Supplementary
Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes (“Consumer Procedures”), or the appropriate
rules of any alternative arbitration forum selected by you and iolo or appointed
by a court, subject to the following modifications:
The arbitration will be conducted before a single arbitrator who will be a licensed
attorney or a former judge and will have at least 10 years of legal experience in
the resolution of commercial disputes.
As limited by the FAA, the terms of this Contract, and the applicable AAA rules,
the arbitrator will have the exclusive power and jurisdiction to make all procedural
and substantive decisions concerning the Dispute. This does not include the power
to conduct a class arbitration or a representative action, which is prohibited by
the terms of this Contract as stated above. The arbitrator may only conduct an individual
arbitration, and may not consolidate more than one person’s claims and may not preside
over any form of representative or class proceeding, or any proceeding on behalf
of or involving more than one person or persons.
The parties may take discovery through interrogatories, depositions and requests
for production that the arbitrator determines to be necessary, with the caveat that
each party shall have the right to take the deposition of at least one person for
at least one day.
In making any award, the arbitrator will be restricted by the Limitation of Liability
provisions in this Contract (paragraph 5), and will not have jurisdiction to make
an award to any party to the arbitration contrary to the Limitation of Liability
provisions; provided however that if the enforceability of any of these restrictions
is limited by the applicable substantive law or by the AAA rules, that restriction
will only be enforced to the extent permitted by such law or rules.
The prevailing party in any of the following matters (without regard to the Limitation
of Liability provisions) will be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys' fees
and costs incurred: (i) a motion which any party is required to make in the courts
to compel arbitration of a Dispute; (ii) any appeal of an arbitration award, whether
to the arbitrator or the courts, for the purpose of vacating or modifying the award;
or (iii) any action to enforce the confidentiality provisions stated herein.
iolo will pay the amount of any arbitration costs and fees charged by the AAA, subject
to the right of iolo to request that the arbitrator allocate the ultimate responsibility
for that fee in a fair and reasonable manner. Unless the arbitrator finds that you
are economically unable to pay a share of the arbitrator’s fee or that it is otherwise
inappropriate for you to do so, the arbitrator ultimately may decide that you are
responsible for some portion of that fee in the arbitrator’s discretion.
The AAA rules are available from the AAA, which can be contacted by mail at 1633
Broadway, Floor 10, New York, New York 10019, by telephone at (800) 778-7879, or
through its website at www.adr.org.
The following claims by you, any Other User or iolo shall not be subject to binding
arbitration and shall not be submitted to arbitration: (1) claims of infringement
or misappropriation of any United States or foreign copyright, patent, trade secret,
trademark, service mark or trade dress and (2) claims alleging violations of Title
17 of the United States Code, Sections 1201 and/or 1202, or of any similar foreign
law. For any claims not subject to binding arbitration, neither you nor iolo nor
any Other User will be bound by any decision or award of any arbitrator in connection
with the resolution or decision of any question of fact or law required to resolve
such claim, including, but not limited to, questions required to decide or rule
with respect to the infringement, misappropriation, validity, enforceability or
ownership of any copyright, patent, trade secret, trademark, service mark or trade
dress or with respect to any remedy or relief at law or in equity for any such infringement
or misappropriation or for any violation of such Sections 1201 and/or 1202.
(b) With the exception of the provision above that the enforceability of this paragraph
13 of Resolution of Disputes is governed both procedurally and substantively by
the FAA to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, this Contract otherwise
will be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California
and of the United States of America applicable to contracts entered into and performed
in California to the maximum extent permitted by law.
14. LIMITATION OF TIME PERIOD TO COMMENCE ANY COMPLAINT OR ACTION
Regardless of any statute of limitations or law to the contrary, and to maximum
extent permitted by applicable law, any claim or cause of action that constitutes
a Dispute as defined in paragraph 13(a)(i) above MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE
(1) YEAR AFTER THE DATE ON WHICH THE INCIDENT GIVING RISE TO THE DISPUTE OCCURRED;
PROVIDED THAT, IF THE SUBSTANTIVE LAW APPLICABLE TO THE ARBITRATION PROHIBITS THE
PARTIES FROM AGREEING TO THIS LIMITATIONS PERIOD, THEN THE LIMITATIONS PERIOD UNDER
THE APPLICABLE SUBSTANTIVE LAW SHALL CONTROL. THE FAILURE OF A PARTY TO FILE AN
ARBITRATION CLAIM WITHIN THE APPLICABLE LIMITATIONS PERIOD SHALL CONSTITUTE A WAIVER
BY THAT PARTY OF ITS RIGHT TO BRING SUCH A CLAIM IN ANY FORM, AND A COMPLETE BAR
TO ANY CLAIM BASED ON ANY DISPUTE, AND THE ARBITRATOR SHALL NOT HAVE JURISDICTION
TO MAKE A DETERMINATION FOR A PARTY THAT HAS NOT BROUGHT ITS CLAIM WITHIN THIS APPLICABLE
15. THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARY
The Software may include computer programming code or other Components licensed
by iolo from third parties. Those third parties are beneficiaries of, and will have
the right to enforce against you, all of your obligations under this Contract to
the extent that those obligations relate to any computer programming code or other
Components of those third parties.
16. ENTIRE AGREEMENT; WAIVER
Except as expressly provided below, this Contract is the entire agreement between
you and iolo relating to the subject matter of this Contract. It supersedes any
prior oral or written communication and any contemporaneous oral communication relating
to that subject matter. For avoidance of doubt, except as expressly provided in
Section 2, no License Documentation shall be deemed to be a part of or incorporated
into this Contract. Accordingly, no License Documentation shall be deemed to in
any way amend, supplement or otherwise affect any provision of this Contract, other
than as expressly contemplated in Section 2 with respect to the number of computers
on which the Software may be used. This Contract may not be amended except as contemplated
in paragraph 8 or paragraph 9 above or by a writing signed by you and an authorized
representative of iolo. Further, there being no expectations to the contrary between
you and iolo, no usage of trade or other regular practice or method of dealing between
you and iolo will be used to modify, interpret, supplement or alter in any manner
any express terms of this Contract. No waiver of any provision of this Contract
or any rights or obligations of either you or iolo under this Contract will be effective,
except when done in a writing signed by the party granting the waiver, and any waiver
will be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose stated
in that writing.
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
Should you have any questions concerning this Contract, you may contact iolo in
writing at 7470 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California, 90041.