To join the smartDBcheck Beta Test Program, please digitally sign the smartDBcheck Beta Test Non-Disclosure & License Agreement below, then download and install the software.


smartDBcheck Beta Test Non-Disclosure & License Agreement

Introduction

THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN BETA TEST USER (ENTITY OR PERSON NAMED BELOW, hereinafter collectively referred to as "YOU" or "YOUR" or "USER") AND VIRTUAL BRAINS, INCORPORATED ("VIRTUAL BRAINS") FOR THE VIRTUAL BRAINS SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S) AVAILABLE VIA ANY VIRTUAL BRAINS WEB SITE, WHICH INCLUDES COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND ASSOCIATED MEDIA (the "SOFTWARE") AND "ONLINE" OR ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTATION (the "DOCUMENTATION"). THIS AGREEMENT GRANTS YOU LIMITED RIGHTS TO USE AND/OR ACCESS AND/OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY BY-INVITATION PROJECTS PERTAINING TO THE SOFTWARE AND THE DOCUMENTATION, AS FULLY EXPLAINED ABOVE.

BY INSTALLING, COPYING, OR OTHERWISE USING THE SOFTWARE, USER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS READ AND UNDERSTANDS THIS AGREEMENT (INCLUDING ALL ATTACHED EXHIBITS) AND AGREES TO THE VALIDITY AND BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT ("NDA") and LICENSE GRANT ("LICENSE"). IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS NDA, YOU WILL NOT BE GRANTED ACCESS TO USE THE SOFTWARE.

THESE NDA AND LICENSE TERMS, TOGETHER WITH ANY VIRTUAL BRAINS PROGRAM AGREEMENTS, AND/OR ANY OTHER AGREEMENTS OR TERMS AND/OR CONDITIONS OF USE APPEARING OR REFERENCED ON THIS SITE OR IN THE FILES DELIVERED DURING INSTALLATION REPRESENT THE ENTIRE SET OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS GOVERNING YOUR USE OF THIS BETA SOFTWARE, SERVICES AND ACCOMPANYING WRITTEN MATERIALS (WHERE APPLICABLE), AND IT SUPERSEDES ANY PRIOR PROPOSAL, REPRESENTATION, OR UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE PARTIES. YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS NDA AND LICENSE IS A CONDITION OF YOUR RIGHT TO USE THE BETA SOFTWARE FOR TESTING PURPOSES ONLY.

IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU KEEP A COPY OF THIS NDA AND LICENSE TERMS FOR YOUR RECORDS.

1. Acknowledgment of Validity and Limited Rights For Beta Testing Only.

By downloading and/or installing the SOFTWARE, VIRTUAL BRAINS grants to you a non-exclusive, limited purpose license to use one copy of the SOFTWARE in object code form only, and the DOCUMENTATION, only as authorized in this LICENSE and NDA, and you hereby acknowledge and agree to the validity of this AGREEMENT and the terms and conditions contained herein, and agree to be bound hereto.

smartDBcheck and other software has been designed and developed by VIRTUAL BRAINS, either alone or together with other third parties, and this LICENSE and NDA is being made on behalf of all parties who contributed to the SOFTWARE and DOCUMENTATION. Subject to the terms and provisions set forth, the USER is willing to accept delivery of one or more such PRODUCTs (each a "Test Product") for the purpose of using and evaluating the same for a specific test period as effectuated by a time-out mechanism in the Test Product (a "Test Period").

VIRTUAL BRAINS is willing to permit the USER to use and evaluate the Test Product under the terms and conditions hereinafter contained in order to obtain user information pertaining to such Test Product which may be helpful to VIRTUAL BRAINS in making any changes, enhancements or modifications with respect thereto. The SOFTWARE may be used only on a single computer network owned, leased or otherwise controlled by you. You may not use the SOFTWARE on any other platform, including, but not limited to, servers, except as expressly provided herein. The SOFTWARE is "in use" on a computer when it is loaded into temporary memory (i.e., RAM) or installed into permanent memory (e.g. hard disk, CD-ROM or other storage device) of that computer.

2. Ownership of Proprietary Rights and Grant.

VIRTUAL BRAINS does hereby grant to USER at no charge a nonexclusive, nontransferable right to use the SOFTWARE furnished in connection with or as the Test Product for the Test Period. This right shall terminate at earlier of: (i) the end of the Test Period; or (ii) the date VIRTUAL BRAINS determines in its sole discretion that either (x) the USER is not satisfactorily performing evaluations of the Test Product and reporting such evaluations to VIRTUAL BRAINS; (y) VIRTUAL BRAINS no longer has a need for user information from the USER regarding the Test Product; or (z) VIRTUAL BRAINS has learned that the terms of this agreement have been breached by USER.

You acknowledge and agree that the SOFTWARE and DOCUMENTATION are proprietary products of VIRTUAL BRAINS or its third party contributors protected under United States copyright laws, other applicable copyright laws, and international treaty provisions. You further acknowledge and agree that the entire right, title and interest in and to the SOFTWARE and DOCUMENTATION, including associated intellectual property rights, shall remain with VIRTUAL BRAINS or its third party contributors. VIRTUAL BRAINS retains all rights not expressly granted. Subject to the Provisions of this Agreement, VIRTUAL BRAINS will furnish USER with updates and enhancements of the Test Product, if applicable, as and when the same are released. Nothing in this AGREEMENT obligates VIRTUAL BRAINS to create any such updates or enhancements.

3. Evaluation and Reports.

USER shall utilize and evaluate the Test Product in its day-to-day business environment and conduct such tests and evaluations as may be reasonably necessary to form an opinion concerning the performance of the Test Product. The USER shall provide VIRTUAL BRAINS with reports concerning its opinion and evaluation of the Test Product. USER shall consult with representatives of VIRTUAL BRAINS from time-to-time concerning the performance of the Test Product.

USER agrees that all right, title and interest to any reports, feedback or suggestions relating to the Test Product or any inventions relating to an improvement of the Test Product conceived in or made as a result of USER's performance of this AGREEMENT shall become the exclusive property of VIRTUAL BRAINS and that VIRTUAL BRAINS may disclose and use such information for any purposes whatsoever, entirely without obligation of any kind to USER.

4. Confidential Information and Data.

USER acknowledges that each Test Product consists of software which is proprietary and confidential to VIRTUAL BRAINS or its licensors; and all rights, title and interest therein or thereto, including without limitation, all patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets remain in VIRTUAL BRAINS or its licensors. Therefore, USER shall not disclose, directly or indirectly, or take any other action which would result in the unauthorized disclosure of any confidential or proprietary data whatsoever, including, but not limited to, reproduction of data furnished USER by VIRTUAL BRAINS.

The release of confidential information to USER does not constitute a commercialization of the Test Product, but rather is a release for testing purposes only. USER shall not disclose to any third party the terms of this Agreement nor the results of any USER evaluation hereunder except with the written consent of VIRTUAL BRAINS. USER shall, upon VIRTUAL BRAINS's request, certify in writing as to the return or destruction of all such confidential information.

For purposes of this AGREEMENT, "Confidential" or "Proprietary Information" shall include, but not be limited to, the Test Product, including its functionality, performance, business purpose, specifications, documentation, and the like, test results obtained by USER through use of the Test Product, any material data relating to use of the Test Product by USER, including but not limited to defects, deficiencies, errors, omissions, work-arounds, features, enhancements, updates, upgrades, and other information typically relating to unreleased versions of computer programs.

And any and all information, either written or oral, relating to the Test Product, including plans, business and financial information, which may, from time-to-time, be disclosed by VIRTUAL BRAINS to USER during the Test Period. It is understood by both parties that ANY information provided by VIRTUAL BRAINS during the Test Period to USER relating to the Test Product is Confidential and Proprietary Information of VIRTUAL BRAINS.

The parties shall use such Confidential and Proprietary Information only for the purpose set forth in Section Two above. USER shall make no other use of the Confidential and Proprietary Information, in whole or in part, without the specific prior written consent of VIRTUAL BRAINS. Accordingly, USER agrees not to make any commercial use of such Confidential and Proprietary Information, and USER shall not translate, copy, disassemble, reverse engineer, or decompile any Test Product, nor shall USER make copies or translations of any Test Product documentation. Furthermore, USER will not make any pre-release reports or give pre-release interviews concerning the Test Product or the Confidential Information without VIRTUAL BRAINS's prior written consent.

USER shall maintain VIRTUAL BRAINS's Confidential and Proprietary Information in strict confidence, shall limit internal disclosure of such Confidential and Proprietary Information to employees having a legitimate need to know, and shall exercise the same degree of care in protecting VIRTUAL BRAINS's Confidential and Proprietary Information as it exercises in protecting its own confidential and proprietary information. USER may make copies of the Test Product only to the extent necessary for the purpose of this Agreement, provided that USER shall also reproduce and include VIRTUAL BRAINS's trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property rights notices on each such copy and include the legend "Test Product for Beta Purposes Only - Do Not Copy or Distribute."

Any other related materials supplied by VIRTUAL BRAINS, including Test Product documentation, may not be reproduced in any manner by USER. The original and all copies of Confidential and Proprietary Information shall remain the property of VIRTUAL BRAINS and shall be returned to VIRTUAL BRAINS upon demand.

5. Disclaimer of Warranty.

USER acknowledges that the Test Products have not been completely tested and will contain defects or deficiencies which cannot or may not be corrected. USER further acknowledges that use of the Test Products may involve the transmission, upload, download, translation or transfer of its data to a server or computer platform outside of USER's control, and some errors in the data may occur while transferring, transmitting or translating data while using the Test Products. VIRTUAL BRAINS cautions USER to determine for itself the suitability of the use of the Test Product for any purpose.

USER acknowledges that VIRTUAL BRAINS has no express or implied obligation to announce or introduce the Test Product or any similar or compatible product. USER acknowledges that all testing, research and development performed by it pursuant to this Agreement are done entirely at its own risk. ACCORDINGLY, VIRTUAL BRAINS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE TEST PRODUCTS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

USER ACCEPTS THE PRODUCTS IN "AS IS" CONDITION, AND VIRTUAL BRAINS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF THE NATURE OF THE CLAIM, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS, COSTS OF DELAY, ANY FAILURE OF DELIVERY, COSTS OF LOST OR DAMAGED DATA OR DOCUMENTATION OR LIABILITIES TO THIRD PARTIES ARISING FROM ANY SOURCE, EVEN IF VIRTUAL BRAINS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

6. Miscellaneous.

This AGREEMENT and the license contained herein shall not be assignable by the USER without the express written consent of VIRTUAL BRAINS. This AGREEMENT constitutes the entire AGREEMENT between the parties and supersedes all prior agreements, whether written or oral, concerning the subject matter herein, and may not be amended or modified except by written consent of both parties. Any notices or other communication shall be addressed to the parties at the address shown above.

This AGREEMENT shall be governed by the laws of Antigua and Barbuda, without regard to conflicts of law rules. This AGREEMENT will not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded, nor shall the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act ("UCITA") apply to this transaction. USER shall not use Test Products with knowledge or reason to know that they will be transported outside the country in which the USER's principal place of business is located.

In addition to the foregoing, and not in lieu thereof, USER agrees to comply with the export and import laws and regulations of the EEC and United States Government, or any other import and export laws, restrictions or regulations, as they apply to the exports of products and technical data from Antigua and Barbuda and re-exports or transfers of products and technical data from other countries, and to furnish or complete such documentation as may be required. USER's obligations under Sections 3, 4 and 5 shall survive the termination of this Agreement and commercial release of the Test Product(s).

7. Consequences of Breach.

USER acknowledges that:

  1. irreparable injury and damage to VIRTUAL BRAINS will result from unauthorized disclosure of the Test Product Confidential Information gleaned by USER through use of the Test Product, and from uses of the Test Products other as contemplated herein;
  2. monetary damages may not be sufficient remedy for unauthorized disclosure of the Test Product;
  3. VIRTUAL BRAINS shall be entitled, without waiving any additional rights or remedies available to it at law, in equity, or by statute, to such injunctive or equitable relief as may be deemed proper by a court of competent jurisdiction; and
  4. USER's breach of this Agreement shall result in immediate termination of this Agreement and may be cause for exclusion in other VIRTUAL BRAINS sponsored BETA programs, among other remedies available to VIRTUAL BRAINS at law or otherwise.

BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF YOUR ORGANIZATION AND HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED HEREIN.



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