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1. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, W&P grants to Licensee a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Product solely for Licensee’s own internal purposes as set forth below at a single Licensee facility in a single building (the “Site”). If you have entered into this Agreement on behalf of a legal entity for which you have the legal authority to bind as Licensee to this Agreement, then Licensee may permit its employees at the Site to use the Product solely on Licensee’s behalf and, for Product provided in electronic form, may make a reasonable number of copies at the Site to the extent necessary for such use, provided that all users and all copies of the Product shall be located at the Site in a single building. In no event shall Licensee make the Product available or accessible outside of the Site, including without limitation on or through the Internet or other externally accessible network. Licensee agrees to use reasonable procedures and efforts to ensure that the limitations on access to, and use of, the Product are not exceeded. Licensee agrees to hold the Product in confidence and not to distribute or disclose to third parties the Product or Information, in whole or in part, except as set forth in Section 2 below. Licensee shall be responsible for ensuring that all users of the Product agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and are bound by the restrictions contained herein. Licensee shall not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices or legends of W&P and its licensors from the Product and shall include such notices and legends on any permitted copy.
2. Licensee may incorporate small excerpts of the Information from the Products into Licensee’s reports, presentations, spreadsheets and similar documents (other than formal legal and financial documents) (“Licensee Documents”) provided that each of the following conditions is met:
(i) Each Licensee Document shall either be used solely within Licensee’s company or be a customized document specially prepared for a single customer of Licensee. The provision of any Licensee Document to a customer shall be subject to a written agreement at least as protective of W&P’s rights as the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In no event shall Licensee make the Licensee Documents available for general sale or distribution.
(ii) The amount of Information used in each Licensee Document must be an insubstantial portion of the overall Information provided in the Products, and the Information used in each Licensee Document must be insubstantial and incidental to the overall Licensee Document.
(iii) The source of the Information shall be prominently cited on each page or screen display containing the Information with any applicable W&P proprietary or copyright notice and the Licensee Documents must state that W&P does not guarantee the accuracy of the Information and that the use of the Information, and any conclusions drawn therefrom, are solely the responsibility of Licensee as follows: “Source: Woods & Poole Economics, Inc. Washington, D.C. Copyright 2022. Woods & Poole does not guarantee the accuracy of this data. The use of this data and the conclusion drawn from it are solely the responsibility of [Licensee].”
3. Except as expressly set forth above, Licensee may not reproduce, distribute or disclose any portion of the Product. Licensee shall not transfer, lease, sublicense, or otherwise grant rights to any third party in the Product, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of W&P or provide any portion of the Product on a “service bureau” basis or for download over a network. Licensee may not use the Product or any portion thereof to develop or commercialize any data product or service or to provide any portion of the Product as an end product or service. Licensee may not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Product, except to the extent such activities may not be restricted under applicable law.
4. The Product is licensed, not sold. W&P specifically retains title to all Information, software, documentation and materials owned by it and incorporated into the Products, except for the portions licensed to W&P by third parties, title to which portions is retained by those third party owners. ALL RIGHTS NOT EXPRESSLY GRANTED HEREIN ARE RESERVED BY W&P OR ITS LICENSORS.
1. W&P warrants that the Media will be free of material defects under normal use for ninety (90) days from the date of delivery to Licensee. W&P does not warrant that the Product will meet your requirements or be error-free. Information may contain errors from third party sources and some errors may be inadvertently introduced by W&P. Forecasts and projections are uncertain and future data may differ substantially from the forecasts and projections contained in the Information.
2. W&P’s sole and exclusive liability and Licensee’s sole and exclusive remedy under this limited warranty shall be, at W&P’s option, to repair or replace the Media, or refund the purchase price actually paid to W&P. The above remedies are available only if Licensee returns the Product to W&P with proof of purchase within the warranty period.
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W&P’S LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO OBTAIN THE PRODUCT. W&P WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, FOR COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, FOR RELIANCE ON OR CONCLUSIONS DRAWN FROM THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE PRODUCT, OR FOR ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND AGAINST YOU BY ANY OTHER PARTY. IN NO EVENT WILL W&P BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE PRODUCT, EVEN IF W&P HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE PRODUCT REFLECTS THIS ALLOCATION OF RISK.
The Product and accompanying documentation are deemed to be “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer software documentation”, respectively, pursuant to DFAR Section 227.7202 and FAR Section 12.212, as applicable. Any use, modification, reproduction, release, performing, displaying or disclosing of the software and accompanying documentation by the U.S. Government shall be governed solely by the terms of this Agreement and shall be prohibited except to the extent expressly permitted by the terms of this Agreement.
This Agreement and the rights hereunder may not be assigned or otherwise transferred, either directly or indirectly, by Licensee without the prior written consent of W&P. This is the entire Agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and no waiver or modification of the Agreement shall be valid unless in writing signed by each party. The waiver of a breach of any term hereof shall in no way be construed as a waiver of any other term or breach hereof. If any provision of this Agreement shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America, without reference to conflict of laws principles. All disputes arising out of this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the District of Columbia, United States of America, and the parties agree and submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction, forum and venue of these courts.
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