Licence Information

 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE DOWNLOADING ANY SOFTWARE FROM THIS WEBSITE:

This licence agreement (Licence) is a legal agreement between you (Licensee or you) and De Montfort University of The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH (Licensor, us or we) for:

  • Compose with Sounds computer software, the data supplied with the software,  and the associated media (Software); and
  • printed materials and online OR electronic documents (Documents).

We licence use of the Software and Documents to you on the basis of this Licence. We do not sell the Software or Documents to you. We remain the owners of the Software and Documents at all times.

OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: THIS SOFTWARE REQUIRES A WINDOWS OR MACINTOSH COMPUTER AND THE WINDOWS XT OR 7 OR MAC OS 10.6 OR GREATER OPERATING SYSTEM.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL USERS:

  • BY DOWNLOADING THE SOFTWARE FROM THIS WEBSITE OR CLICKING ON THE "ACCEPT" BUTTON BELOW YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS LICENCE WHICH WILL BIND YOU, YOUR STUDENTS AND YOUR EMPLOYEES. THE TERMS OF THIS LICENCE INCLUDE, IN PARTICULAR, LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY IN condition 5 AND condition 6.
  • IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS LICENCE, WE WILL NOT LICENSE THE SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTS TO YOU AND YOU MUST DISCONTINUE THE DOWNLOADING PROCESS NOW BY CLICKING ON THE "CANCEL" BUTTON BELOW.  IN THIS CASE THE DOWNLOADING PROCESS WILL TERMINATE OR YOU MAY NOT DOWNLOAD ANY SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTS FROM THIS WEBSITE. 

You should print a copy of this Licence for future reference.

1.              Grant and scope of licence

1.1            By you agreeing to abide by the terms of this Licence, we hereby grant to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable licence to use the Software and the Documents on the terms of this Licence.

1.2            You may:

(a)         download, install and use the Software for your personal or educational purposes (if you are an individual) or your internal business purposes (if you are a business) only;

(b)         provided you comply with the provisions in condition 2, make copies of the Software for back-up purposes only; and

(c)         Download, install and use any free supplementary software code or update of the Software incorporating "patches" and corrections of errors as may be provided by us from time to time; and

(d)         use any Documents in support of the use permitted under condition 1.2 and make copies of the Documents as are reasonably necessary for its lawful use.

2.              Restrictions

Except as expressly set out in this Licence or as permitted by any local law, you undertake:

(a)         not to copy the Software or Documents except where such copying is incidental to normal use of the Software, or where it is necessary for the purpose of back-up or operational security;

(b)         not to rent, lease, sub-license, loan, translate, merge, adapt, vary or modify the Software or Documents;

(c)         not to make alterations to, or modifications of, the whole or any part of the Software, nor permit the Software or any part of it to be combined with, or become incorporated in, any other programs;

(d)         not to disassemble, decompile, reverse-engineer or create derivative works based on the whole or any part of the Software nor attempt to do any such thing except to the extent that (by virtue of section 296A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988) such actions cannot be prohibited because they are essential for the purpose of achieving inter-operability of the Software with another software program, and provided that the information obtained by you during such activities:

(i)          is used only for the purpose of achieving inter-operability of the Software with another software program; and(ii)        is not unnecessarily disclosed or communicated without our prior written consent to any third party; and(iii)       is not used to create any software which is substantially similar to the Software; and

(e)         to supervise and control use of the Software and ensure that the Software is used by your students, employees and representatives in accordance with the terms of this Licence.

3.              Intellectual property rights

3.1            You acknowledge that all intellectual property rights in the Software and the Documents anywhere in the world belong to us, that rights in the Software are licensed (not sold) to you, and that you have no rights in, or to, the Software or the Documents other than the right to use them in accordance with the terms of this Licence.

3.2            You acknowledge that you have no right to have access to the Software in source code form or in unlocked coding or with comments.

4.              Limited warranty

4.1            We warrant that:

(a)         The software is supplied ‘as is’;

(b)         the Software will, when properly used and on an operating system for which it was designed, perform substantially in accordance with the functions described in the Documents; and

(c)         that the Documents describes the operation of the Software in all material respects,

4.2            The warranty does not apply:

(a)         if the defect or fault in the Software results from you having amended the Software; and

(b)         if the defect or fault in the Software results from you having used the Software in contravention of the terms of this Licence.

4.3            We do not warrant that the software shall be free from all known viruses or that the software will work correctly in all circumstances

5.              Limitation of liability if you are a business user

5.1            You acknowledge that the Software has not been developed to meet your individual requirements, and that it is therefore your responsibility to ensure that the facilities and functions of the Software as described in the Documents meet your requirements.

5.2            If you are a business, we only supply the Software and Documents for internal use by your business, and you agree not to use the Software or Documents for any re-sale purposes.

5.3            We shall not under any circumstances whatever be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Licence for:

(a)         loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;

(b)         business interruption;

(c)         loss of anticipated savings;

(d)         loss or corruption of data or information;

(e)         loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or

(f)          any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

5.4            Other than the losses set out in condition 5.3 (for which we are not liable), our maximum aggregate liability under or in connection with this Licence whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, shall in all circumstances be limited to a sum of £1.00. This maximum cap does not apply to condition 5.5.

5.5            Nothing in this Licence shall limit or exclude our liability for:

(a)         death or personal injury resulting from our negligence;

(b)         fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c)         any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

5.6            This Licence sets out the full extent of our obligations and liabilities in respect of the supply of the Software and Documents. Except as expressly stated in this Licence, there are no conditions, warranties, representations or other terms, express or implied, that are binding on us.  Any condition, warranty, representation or other term concerning the supply of the Software and Documents which might otherwise be implied into, or incorporated in, this Licence whether by statute, common law or otherwise, is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

6.              Limitation of liability if you are an individual user

6.1            You acknowledge that the Software has not been developed to meet your individual requirements, and that it is therefore your responsibility to ensure that the facilities and functions of the Software as described in the Documents meet your requirements.

6.2            If you are an individual, we only supply the Software and Documents for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Software and Documents for any commercial, business or re-sale purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

6.3            We are only responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of this Licence or our negligence up to the amount specified in condition 6.4, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if they were an obvious consequence of our breach or if they were contemplated by you and us at the time we granted you the Licence.

6.4            Our maximum aggregate liability under or in connection with this Licence whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, shall in all circumstances be limited to a sum of £1.00. This does not apply to the types of loss set out in condition 6.5.

6.5            Nothing in this Licence shall limit or exclude our liability for:

(a)         death or personal injury resulting from our negligence;

(b)         fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or

(c)         any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

7.              Termination

7.1            We may terminate this Licence immediately by written notice to you if you commit a material or persistent breach of this Licence which you fail to remedy (if remediable) within 14 days after the service of written notice requiring you to do so.

7.2            Upon termination for any reason:

(a)         all rights granted to you under this Licence shall cease;

(b)         you must immediately cease all activities authorised by this Licence; and

(c)         you must immediately pay to us any sums due to us under this Licence; and

(d)         you must immediately delete or remove the Software from all computer equipment in your possession, and immediately destroy all additional copies of the Software and Documents then in your possession, custody or control and, in the case of destruction we may reasonably request that you certify to us that you have done so.

8.              Communications between us

8.1            If you are an individual, if you wish to contact us in writing, or if any condition in this Licence requires you to give us notice in writing, you can send this to us by e-mail or by pre-paid post to Leigh Landy at De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH. We will confirm receipt of this by contacting you in writing, normally by e-mail.

8.2            If we have to contact you or give you notice in writing, we will do so by e-mail or by pre-paid post to the address you provide to us.

8.3            If you are a business, please note that any notice given by you to us, or by us to you, will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on our website, 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or three days after the date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.

9.              Events outside our control

9.1            We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under this Licence that is caused by an Event Outside Our Control. An Event Outside Our Control is defined below in condition 9.2.

9.2            An Event Outside Our Control means any act or event beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation failure of public or private telecommunications networks.

9.3            If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of our obligations under this Licence:

(a)         our obligations under this Licence will be suspended and the time for performance of our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control; and

(b)         we will use our reasonable endeavours to find a solution by which our obligations under this Licence may be performed despite the Event Outside Our Control.

10.            Other important terms

10.1         We may transfer our rights and obligations under this Licence to another organisation, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under this Licence.

10.2         You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under this Licence to another person if we agree in writing.

10.3         If you are a business, this Licence and any document expressly referred to in it constitutes the entire agreement between you and us. You acknowledge that you have not relied on any statement, promise or representation made or given by or on behalf of us which is not set out in this Licence or any document expressly referred to in it.

10.4         If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under this Licence, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.

10.5         Each of the conditions of this Licence operates separately. If any court or competent authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining conditions will remain in full force and effect.

10.6         If you are an individual, please note that this Licence, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

10.7         If you are a business, this Licence, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. 



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