ProView license agreement - Canada
Your right to download and use Thomson Reuters ProView Software (“Software”) in order to access digital content in electronic “book” format accessed therein (“eBook Content”) is subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement below (“Agreement”), which provides a legal document between you (the “Subscriber”) and the indicated corporate representative of Thomson Reuters Professional (“TRP”) noted in advance of the terms. By downloading and using the Software you assert that you agree to these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, do not download and use the Software.
"TRP" in this Licence Agreement for Canadian customers shall refer to Thomson Reuters Canada Limited.
TRP grants Subscriber a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited licence, as updated or modified from time to time, to download the Thomson Reuters' ProView Software("Software")in order to access and use the digital content in electronic book format accessed therein ("eBook Content") that Subscriber has licenced access to under separate agreements ("Subscriber's Library").
1.2 Software Restrictions.
Subscriber may not distribute, transfer, sell, resell, rent, lease, lend, publish, transmit, retransmit, disseminate, broadcast, circulate, or sublicence or otherwise assign any rights to the Software in whole or in part, without written authorization from TRP. Subscriber may not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discern the source code of the components of the Software. Subscriber may not circumvent or bypass, modify, defeat, or tamper with any of the functions or protections of the Software and/or eBook Content in Subscriber's Library. Subscriber may not reproduce all or any portion of the Software (except as expressly permitted in this Agreement) or any accompanying user documentation ("Documentation"), or modify, translate or otherwise create derivative works of the Software. Subscriber agrees to notify its employees and agents who may have access to the Software of the restrictions contained in this Agreement and to ensure their compliance with these restrictions. Additional terms may apply to some of the third party software available as part of the Software, and will govern usage of that third party software in the event of a conflict with this Agreement.
1.3 Access to eBook Content in Subscriber Library and Other TRP Products and Services.
Digital eBook Content made available to Subscriber for access via Software may be licenced subject to additional terms different from those set forth herein and which take precedence over these terms and conditions in case of a conflict. eBook Content within Subscriber's Library may not be distributed, transferred, sold, resold, rented, leased, lent, published, transmitted, retransmitted, disseminated, broadcasted, circulated, or sublicenced or otherwise assigned without written authorization from TRP. Subscriber may also be able to access and use various TRP products and services through links made available by the Software. All access to and use of such products and services by means of the Software, including any charges for such access and use, will be governed by the terms of the applicable user agreement for the products and services.
1.4 Use of Software.
Access via 3G or better connectivity is necessary to update the Software and to access Subscriber's Library and use various features such as notes and annotations.
For matters related to the collection, use (including disclosure), and storage of Subscriber's data, and all other Privacy and personal information, the ProView Privacy Statement shall apply. Any information provided by or about Subscriber may be stored on servers that are located outside the country in which Subscriber lives, and thus is subject to the laws of the other jurisdiction, including laws with respect to disclosure of such information.
2.2 Release of Information for Subscribers Through Academic Institutions.
The Subscriber hereby authorizes the release to TRP of information pertinent to this licence including Subscriber name, address, email address, status as student, faculty member or librarian, course of study and expected year of graduation. This authorization includes any permission required under any applicable information or privacy legislation anywhere in Canada.
2.3 Release of Information for All Other Subscribers.
The Subscriber hereby authorizes and warrants to TRP that Subscriber has the authority to authorize the release to TRP of Subscriber and user information pertinent to this licence, including:
i) Subscriber name, address and email address, and
ii) individual names, email addresses and legal practice areas of all users of Software and eBook Content under this licence.
This authorization includes any permission required under any applicable information or privacy legislation anywhere in Canada.
3. Intellectual Property.
Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that all right, title and interest in and to the Software, supporting documentation, and any other related materials, including but not limited to the Subscriber's Library and contents thereof, shall remain, vested solely in TRP and other intellectual property owners, if any, and Subscriber shall not hold itself out as having any ownership or other rights with respect thereto, except as specifically granted hereunder. Intellectual property as defined herein includes, but is not limited to patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and trade dress. Except as expressly permitted herein, Subscriber covenants and agrees that it shall make no use of the Software, supporting documentation, Subscriber's Library or contents thereof, or any other related materials without TRP's prior written consent.
4. Confidential Information.
The parties agree and acknowledge that any documents, and contents thereof related to the terms of this Agreement or the relationship between the parties to this Agreement, which are designated as confidential and provided to the other party during the term of this Agreement ("Confidential Information") are valuable assets to the disclosing party. The parties will each take reasonable steps to ensure that the Confidential Information is not used or disclosed except as expressly permitted by this Agreement. Confidential Information shall not include information that consists of ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques relating to the enhancement, customization, installation or implementation of the Software.
5. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, REMEDIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
5.1 EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT, THE SOFTWARE AND/OR EBOOK CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, OMISSIONS, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS AND DELAYS. NEITHER TRP NOR ITS AFFILIATES MAKE ANY WARRANTY, AND THERE IS NO CONDITION, THAT ACCESS TO THE SOFTWARE AND/OR EBOOK CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, COMPLETE OR ERROR FREE. SUBSCRIBER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT PROVISION OF THE SOFTWARE ENTAILS THE LIKELIHOOD OF SOME HUMAN AND MACHINE ERRORS, DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS AND LOSSES, INCLUDING THE INADVERTENT LOSS OF DATA OR DAMAGE TO MEDIA. The performance of the Software varies with various manufacturers' equipment with which it is used. Certain hardware or software used by Subscriber may not be capable of supporting the Software. TRP does not warrant the level of performance of the Software or that earlier versions superseded by new versions (whether or not distributed to Subscriber) will continue to be capable of access to and use with TRP Services or the eBook Content.
5.2 Limitation of Liability.
In no event shall TRP's, or its officers,' employees', directors', parent's, affiliates' or subsidiaries', liability to Subscriber arising out of or related to this Agreement, or the licencing, delivery, use or performance of the Software, eBook Content, or services provided under this Agreement or any breach of this Agreement, whether based on an action or claim in contract or tort, including negligence, strict liability or warranty, except liability for bodily injury, exceed the subscription charges paid by Subscriber, for the Software or individual Subscriber's Library eBook content involved in the dispute, during the twelve (12) month period immediately preceding the event giving rise to such claim. In no event will TRP and/or its affiliates be liable to Subscriber for any lost profits or other damages, including indirect, incidental, exemplary, punitive, special or consequential damages arising out of this Agreement or the use of the Software or Subscriber's Library licenced hereunder, even if TRP and/or its affiliates have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
5.2.1 Failures Not Caused by TRP.
TRP will not be responsible to the extent that the Software fails to perform as warranted due to one or more of the following: (1) the malfunction of software not provided by TRP, (2) the malfunction of hardware, (3) Subscriber's negligence or fault, (4) Subscriber's failure to follow the instructions set forth in the Documentation, (5) material changes in the operating environment not authorized by TRP, (6) modifications to or changes in the Software not made or suggested by TRP (7) Subscriber's failure to implement and maintain a proper and adequate backup and recovery system for the TRP database or user files or (8) inadequate wireless connectivity. If TRP discovers that a failure is caused by one of the above, TRP reserves the right to charge Subscriber for its work in investigating such failure. At Subscriber's request and at a fee to be agreed upon, TRP will thereafter assist Subscriber in resolving such failure. It is Subscriber's responsibility to develop and implement a proper and adequate backup and recovery system.
The remedies in Paragraphs 6 and 7 are Subscriber's exclusive remedies and are in lieu of all other legal or equitable remedies and all liabilities or obligations on the part of TRP for damages (except for bodily injury) arising out of, relating to, or in connection with this Agreement, including, but not limited to, the licencing, delivery, installation, use or performance of the Software or the integration of the Software with other software or hardware or access to and use of Subscriber's Library, unless other agreements related to Subscriber Library content supersede these terms.
6.1 Infringement Claims.
Atits sole expense, TRP shall defend, indemnify and hold Subscriber harmless from copyright, trade secret and patent infringement claims in Canada based upon the Software or digital content in Subscriber's Library in the form delivered by TRP, including paying any judgment, attorney fees, costs and expenses associated with such claim.
Without limiting its obligations under Paragraph 7.1, in the event a claim of infringement or misappropriation is made against TRP or Subscriber with respect to the Software or eBook Content in Subscriber's Library, TRP, for the purpose of settling such claim, may, at its option, in respect of such allegedly infringing Software or digital content in Subscriber's Library use commercially reasonable efforts to:
(i) substitute fully equivalent non-infringing software or content; or
(ii) modify the Software so that it no longer infringes but remains functionally equivalent.
If, as a result of such claim, Subscriber or TRP is permanently enjoined from using the Software or eBook Content in Subscriber's Library by a final, non-appealable decree from a court of competent jurisdiction, TRP will take one or both of the actions set forth in (i) and (ii) above or will obtain for Subscriber at TRP's expense the right to continue to use the Software or eBook Content.
6.3 TRP's obligation to indemnify Subscriber pursuant to this Paragraph 6 is contingent upon TRP being given prompt notice and control of, and detailed information with regard to, any such claim, suit or proceeding. Subscriber shall have the right to participate at its own cost in the defence of any such claim or action through legal counsel of its choosing. Subscriber shall not settle any such claim or action without TRP's prior written consent.
6.4 This Paragraph 6 contains TRP's entire indemnification obligation and the exclusive remedies of Subscriber with regard to any claimed infringement arising out of or based upon the Software or eBook Content in Subscriber's Library used by Subscriber.
7. Term and Termination.
7.1 Your rights under this Agreement begin upon your download of the Software and continue until the Agreement is superseded, the Software is discontinued or otherwise no longer available, or the Agreement is terminated for breach. TRP may terminate this Agreement immediately upon giving notice of termination to Subscriber if Subscriber commits a material breach of any obligation to TRP under any other agreement between the parties. Subscriber may terminate this Agreement immediately upon uninstalling and deleting the Software from Subscriber's devices and discontinuing its use. Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately upon giving written notice of termination to the other party if the other party commits a material breach of this Agreement and such breach is not cured within thirty (30) days of notice of such breach to the breaching party by the non-breaching party. Notice may be provided electronically.
7.2 Upon the termination of this Agreement, Subscriber's licence and right to use the Software or any part thereof, including but not limited to the Subscriber's Library, shall end immediately and Subscriber must uninstall or delete the Software, Subscriber's Library and any other documents, manuals, data, information or materials furnished by TRP, as well as any copies thereof, and shall destroy any embodiments of these materials stored in or on a reusable electronic or similar medium, including but not limited to memory, disk packs, tape, and other peripheral devices, and certify such destruction/de-installation in writing to TRP.
8. General Provisions.
8.1 Effect of Agreement.
This Agreement embodies the entire understanding between the parties with respect to the Software, and eBook Content not covered by separate agreements, and supersedes any and all prior understandings and agreements, oral or written, relating to the subject matter. This Agreement may be amended at any time by TRP giving notice of the amended version of this Agreement at the point Subscriber accesses the Software online. Notice will be in the form of a most recent update date on the Agreement. Subscriber is encouraged to review the Agreement regularly.
8.2 Force Majeure.
TRP shall not be liable for any delay or failure in performing hereunder if caused by factors beyond its reasonable control, such as acts of God, acts of any government, war or other hostility, civil disorder, the elements, fire, explosion, power failure, equipment failure, industrial or labor dispute, inability to obtain necessary supplies and the like.
As otherwise provided herein, all notices must be in writing to: Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business, 2075 Kennedy Road, 11th floor, Toronto, Ontario, M1T 3V4, Attention: Rachel Francis, VP Legal and Regulatory Rachel.email@example.com and to Subscriber at the email address provided by Subscriber. Subscriber agrees to receive electronic communications from TRP related to Subscriber's use of Software, Subscriber's Library or related matters. Subscriber agrees that this electronic communication will satisfy any legal requirement that notices be provided in writing.
8.4 Governing Law and Assignment.
This Agreement will be governed by and construed under the law of the Province of Ontario, Canada, without regard to conflicts of law provisions, and the laws of Canada applicable therein. The parties agree that the courts of the Province of Ontario will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising out of this Agreement and each party consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts. Neither this Agreement nor any part or portion may be assigned, sublicenced or otherwise transferred by Subscriber without TRP's prior written consent. Any attempt to assign or transfer in violation of this Paragraph shall be null and void. Should any provision of this Agreement be held to be void, invalid, unenforceable or illegal by a court, the validity and enforceability of the other provisions will not be affected thereby. Failure of any party to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not constitute or be construed as a waiver of such provision or of the right to enforce such provision. The headings and captions contained in this Agreement are inserted for convenience only and do not constitute a part of this Agreement.
8.5Limitation of Claims.
Except for claims relating to the payment of charges or improper use of the Software, or Subscriber's Library, no claim, regardless of form, which in any way arises out of this Agreement, may be brought more than one (1) year after the basis for the claim becomes known to the party desiring to assert it.
TRP reserves the right to audit Subscriber's use of the Software with respect to the obligations of this Agreement.
Paragraphs 3 through 10 shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
9. Maintenance Terms.
9.1 Maintenance Services.
Software may be periodically updated through Enhancements or Updates at TRP's sole option. It may be necessary for Subscriber to utilize specific versions of Enhancements or Updates for operation of the Software.
Maintenance Services consist of the following:
"Enhancement" means an improvement to Software that alters its basic functionality or performance, or adds new functionality, designated as X.x.x and x.X.x.
"Updates" means Software releases, designated as x.x.X, that either remedy deficiencies in the Software or improve Software operating performance without altering or adding to the basic Software functionality.
9.1.3 Support Services.
TRP will use reasonable efforts to provide support services for purposes of handling Subscriber's questions relating to the operation of the Software ("Support Services"). Contact information for requesting Support Services can be found at proview.thomsonreuters.com or within the ‘Contact Us' section within the Software and may be updated from time to time as deemed by TRP.
9.2 TRP Obligations.
9.2.1 TRP's obligations related to the Software hereunder will extend only to (a) the most current Update and the immediately preceding Update of the Software provided to Subscriber by TRP and (b) Software that has not been modified or altered in any way by anyone other than TRP or at TRP's direction. This obligation will continue as long as the product is continued to be offered. If it is determined Support Services were provided as a result of Subscriber's misuse of the Software as outlined within this Agreement, TRP may charge Subscriber for Support Services rendered.
10. Ideas and Concepts.
Any and all title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights concerning any ideas, concepts, suggestions, materials and the like that Subscriber provides to TRP regarding the Software shall become the exclusive property of TRP and may be used for its business purposes in its sole discretion without any payment, accounting, remuneration or attribution to Subscriber.
11. Third Party Software Components. Software contains third party licensed software components. Disclosures related to these components can be found within the Software.
12. Assignment. Subscriber may not assign Subscriber's rights or obligations under this Agreement. TRP may assign its rights and obligations under this Agreement at any time.
13. Language. At the request of the parties, the official language of this Agreement and all communications and documents relating hereto is the English language, and the English-language version shall govern all interpretation of the Agreement. À la demande des parties, la langue officielle de la présente convention ainsi que toutes communications et tous documents s'y rapportant est la langue anglaise, et la version anglaise est celle qui régit toute interprétation de la présente convention.