Filtrex Service Group, Inc. License Agreement
This Filtrex License Agreement (the “Agreement”) contains the terms and conditions upon which Filtrex Service Group, Inc., a Nevada corporation (“Filtrex”), grants to you (“Licensee”) a limited license to the Filtrex HVAC/R maintenance and energy management application software (the “Software”). Please read this Agreement carefully. By clicking “I AGREE” or otherwise using the Software defined herein, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement in its entirety.
If you are entering into this Agreement within the scope of your employment or through an engagement as an independent contractor, the term “Licensee” includes your employer or principal, as applicable, and you warrant and represent to Filtrex that you are authorized to enter into this Agreement on your employer’s or principal’s behalf.
The terms and conditions that follow cannot be altered, modified, or amended without the written consent of Filtrex.
Confidential Information - The Software and all of the software code (including, but not limited to, any third party software licensed with the Software), and any Trade Secret, concepts, ideas, improvements, processes, plans, designs, specifications, architecture, database tables and structures, data record layouts, models, methods, processes, algorithms, content, databases, and all other Filtrex information, whether patentable or not, that is provided, developed, conceived or in any way disclosed by Filtrex to Licensee.
Designated User - An employee, agent, or contractor of Licensee who has been trained in the use of the Software and operates it with the permission of Licensee.
Documentation - “Documentation” means collectively: (i) all of the written, printed, electronic, or other format materials published or otherwise made available by Filtrex to Licensee that relate to the technical aspects of the Software including its functional, operational, and/or performance capabilities; and, (ii) all user, operator, system administration, technical, support, and other manuals and all other written, printed, electronic, or other format materials published or otherwise made available by Filtrex that describe the functional, operational, and/ or performance capabilities of the Software. Documentation shall not include source code or executable(s). Filtrex may, in its sole discretion, elect to provide standard online Documentation with its software. Licensee has the right to print online Documentation as needed for Licensee's internal purposes.
Effective Date -The Effective Date shall be the date of Licensee’s request to Filtrex to download the Software, subject to Licensee's full payment of any required license fees.
Permitted Purpose - The Software shall only be used by a Designated User for permitted purposes and in accordance with the instructions provided by Filtrex for use of the Software as such instructions may change from time-to-time. It is understood that a contractor or consultant may utilize the Software in connection with providing services for its client or customer.
Site - Filtrex's web site (http://www.filtrexsg.com).
Software -The Filtrex associated object code, binary files, databases, printed and/or online Documentation, and other materials that are licensed to Licensee. Software also includes other computer code which may be developed by Filtrex for use by Licensee.
Filtrex Data - Data that is collected by Licensee through the use of the Software and which is transmitted to and stored by Filtrex.
Filtrex’s Intellectual Property - Proprietary information and/or data including, but not limited to, Trade Secrets, copyrights, trademarks, inventions (whether patentable or not), concepts, ideas, methods, techniques, formulas, algorithms, logic designs, screen displays, schematics, source and object code, and computer programs.
Term - The initial term of this Agreement shall begin on the Effective Date and shall end when the specified duration expires. Such initial term shall be limited to one year unless the Parties extend the initial term of this Agreement by mutual written agreement.
Territory - The United States of America and Canada.
Trade Secret - Trade Secret shall mean, without limitation, any scientific or technical data, information, design, process, procedure, formula, or improvement that is commercially valuable to Filtrex and not generally known in the industry.
Subject to the terms of this Agreement and timely payment of any required license fees, Filtrex hereby grants to Licensee, and Licensee accepts, a nonexclusive and nontransferable right and license to use the Software for its internal purposes in the Territory, without a right to sublicense, during the Term for the Permitted Purpose, according to the terms set out herein. All other uses are prohibited.
This license grant extends only to use of the Software by a single Designated User on no more than one computer or tablet (whether virtual or physical) and one cell/smart phone (whether virtual or physical). In the event that Licensee desires to add more users or profiles to the account, it shall notify Filtrex of such fact in writing and agree to pay the additional then-current fees for the additional usage.
The Software may include third party software components. The third party software terms will govern Licensee’s use of the third party software, and if there is inconsistency, those terms will take precedence over the terms of this Agreement for the third party software. Licensee agrees that the owners of the Third Party Software are intended third party beneficiaries to this Agreement in relation to Licensee’s use of third party software. Further, and more specifically, Software contains software that is based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group (http://www.ijg.org/) and utilizes Zlib library compression technology that is proprietary to Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler (http://.zlib.net/) copyright © 1995-2012. The Software also utilizes Phonegap, which can be found at https://phonegap.com/about/liecnse and http://www.apache.org/licenses/.
ACCOUNT AND PASSWORD
Pursuant to this Agreement, Licensee may, in Filtrex’s sole discretion, be given a password protected account that provides access to the Software and any additional functionality that is accessible through the Site. Licensee is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of its account and login password. The account may not be transferred to a third party without prior written consent of Filtrex. Licensee agrees to make every reasonable effort to safeguard its account and password against unauthorized use. Filtrex reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel logins in its sole and absolute discretion.
Licensee agrees to accept full responsibility for all activities that occur under Licensee's account. Licensee is solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of its account password, if any, and for restricting access to its computer and smart phone, and Licensee agrees to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under its account. If Licensee has reason to believe that its account is no longer secure (for example, in the event of a loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of an account ID or password), Licensee will immediately notify Filtrex. Licensee may be liable for the losses incurred by Licensee or others due to any unauthorized use of its account.
NEW VERSIONS AND SUPPORT
During the Term of this Agreement, Licensee may, at Filtrex’s sole discretion and election, be allowed to access future versions of the Software and/or Site, but Filtrex has no obligation to make new versions available or to continue to make the current versions available in the future. Any and all such versions which may be made available by Filtrex are subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Filtrex also has no obligation under this Agreement to provide ongoing support of any kind for the Software and/or Site.
Licensee agrees that it will not assign, sublicense, transfer, pledge, lease, rent, loan, or share its rights under this Agreement.
Licensee agrees that it will not use the Software for the direct benefit of, or for purpose of rendering services to, any third party business entity or organization except to the extent it is for a Permitted Purpose.
Licensee shall not (i) modify, translate, reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile the Software; (ii) create or attempt to create any derivative works of the Software or Documentation; or, (iii) permit or assist others in performing any of the foregoing.
Licensee shall limit access to and use of the Software to a single Designated User who has been selected by Licensee. Use by any other person is not permitted without separate authorization from Filtrex.
Apart from installation of the Software pursuant to the license granted by this Agreement, Licensee is prohibited from making copies of the Software, except that it is permitted to make a copy of any locally executed Software as part of a regularly scheduled incremental or full backup procedure. Licensee may make copies of the Documentation as is reasonably necessary to fulfill the aims of this Agreement.
Licensee may not use the Software or Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site.
Licensee may not utilize Filtrex’s Intellectual Property in any manner inconsistent with this Agreement, including but not limited to not using or displaying the Filtrex trademarks in any manner without Filtrex’s prior written consent.
In the event Filtrex elects to require a login/password to the Site as a prerequisite to using the Software and the Site, certain personal information may be required which will be stored and retained by Filtrex. Filtrex may use the information provided for purposes such as responding to requests, improving the Software, helping Filtrex serve is customers better, and communicating with Licensee.
Filtrex will not share personal information obtained from Licensee with any third party without Licensee's prior permission, except in the event of a sale, merger or acquisition of the business, or in response to an order from a court of competent jurisdiction or in similar circumstances.
Notwithstanding the above, Filtrex shall be allowed to post or otherwise publish Licensee’s name and logo as a customer for publicity and promotional purposes unless Licensee notifies Filtrex in writing that it does not wish for its name to be used.
Subject to receipt by Filtrex of full payment of any required amounts, this Agreement will commence upon the Effective Date and shall continue for the Term unless earlier terminated.
This Agreement can be renewed for additional periods of one year by mutual consent of the parties as evidenced by written notice (to include electronic communication of same), and payment by Licensee of the current required fees.
Licensee’s right to use the Software and Site will automatically terminate if Licensee fails to comply with any provision of this Agreement. If this Agreement is terminated Licensee must: (a) cease all use of the Software and Site; (b) destroy the original and all copies of the Software; and (c) permanently delete all copies of the Software from the computer and/or smart phone on which it has been installed.
The Software content may be subject to the export controls of the United States Departments of State and Commerce, or other U.S. or foreign agency or authority, and Licensee agrees to fully comply with all applicable export regulations governing export, destination, ultimate end user, and other restrictions relating to the Software and Site.
WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION
To the fullest extent allowed by law, Licensee waives any rights to trial by jury and agrees not to bring or participate in a class action, private attorney general action or any other similar litigation.
This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Oklahoma, U.S.A. without giving effect to any conflict of laws and provisions that would require the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly disclaimed and shall not apply to this Agreement.
Licensee agrees that: (1) any claim, dispute, or controversy Licensee may have against Filtrex arising out of, relating to, or connected in any way with this Agreement, Software or Site, shall be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and conducted before a single arbitrator pursuant to the applicable Rules and Procedures established by AAA (“Rules and Procedures”); (2) the arbitration shall be held in Tulsa County, Oklahoma or at such other location determined by AAA pursuant to the Rules and Procedures, or at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by Licensee and Filtrex; (3) the arbitrator shall apply Oklahoma law consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law; (4) there shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis; arbitration can decide only the Licensee’s individual claims; and the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated; and (5) with the exception of subpart (4) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the Rules and Procedures established by AAA, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, subpart (4) is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this Arbitration Provision shall be null and void, and neither Licensee nor Filtrex shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. For more information on AAA and its Rules and Procedures, Licensees may visit the AAA website.
To the extent that the arbitration provisions of this Agreement do not apply, this Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts serving Tulsa County, Oklahoma, U.S.A., and the Parties agree and submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of these courts, except that nothing herein shall in any way prohibit or limit Filtrex from instituting an action in any court of competent jurisdiction to obtain injunctive or equitable relief or to protect or enforce Filtrex’s intellectual property rights.
Licensee agree to indemnify and hold harmless Filtrex, and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, licensors and partners, and the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of any of them from any and all claims, losses, obligations, damages, liabilities, costs or debt and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising out of (i) Licensee’s use or misuse of the Software or Site or any other Filtrex services; (ii) any equipment malfunction, breakdown or damage relating in any way to use of the Software or Site; (iii) Licensee’s violation of these Terms; (iv) Licensee’s violation of the rights of any other person or entity, including claims that any of Licensee’s submissions infringes or violates any third party intellectual property rights; and (v) Licensee’s breach of the representations, warranties, and covenants herein. Filtrex reserves the right, at Licensee’s expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which Licensee is required to indemnify Filtrex and Licensee agrees to cooperate with Filtrex’s defense of such claims. Licensee agrees not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of Filtrex. Each party will use reasonable efforts to notify the other of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Licensee acknowledges that there are risks inherent in the use of the Software, Site, and hardware and internet connectivity that may result in interruptions or errors, loss of privacy, confidentiality, information or property, as well as other losses, damages or adverse occurrences, regardless of the measures taken to avoid such occurrences.
The Software, Site, Documentation, and any other materials or services provided to Licensee by Filtrex pursuant to this Agreement are provided on an “as-is” basis and with all faults. Filtrex disclaims all warranties of any type or kind, whether express or implied.
FILTREX EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND INFRINGEMENT PURSUANT TO THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAW.
In no event will Filtrex be liable for any losses or damages incurred by Licensee, whether direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary or consequential, including lost or anticipated profits, savings, interruption to business, loss of business opportunities, loss of business information (including but not limited to, any Licensee maintenance and service data or other information uploaded or otherwise provided by Licensee to Filtrex), the cost of recovering such lost information, the cost of substitute intellectual property or any other pecuniary loss arising from the use of, or the inability to use, the Software or Site regardless of whether Licensee has advised Filtrex of the possibility of such damages. Filtrex’s aggregate liability in respect of any and all claims will be limited to the license fees paid by Licensee to Filtrex pursuant to this Agreement. The foregoing limitations apply regardless of the cause or circumstances giving rise to such loss, damage or liability, even if such loss, damage or liability is based on negligence or other torts or breach of contract, including fundamental breach or breach of a fundamental term.
Filtrex shall not be responsible for any delays, failures or outages arising out of causes beyond its reasonable control. Such causes may include, but are not restricted to, Acts of God or of the public enemy, fires, floods, epidemics, riots, quarantine restrictions, strikes, earthquakes, electrical outages, computer or communications failures, severe weather, and acts or omissions of subcontractors or third parties.
If, after the date hereof, any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under present or future laws effective during the term of this Agreement, such provision shall be fully severable. In lieu thereof, there shall be added a provision as similar in terms to such illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision as may be possible and be legal, valid and enforceable.
Should Licensee have any questions concerning any of the provisions of this Agreement, or if Licensee desires to contact Filtrex, please write:
Filtrex Service Group, Inc., 3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 500, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169