14 January 2013
NOTICE TO USER: PLEASE READ THIS CONTRACT CAREFULLY. BY USING ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE SOFTWARE YOU ACCEPT ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING, IN PARTICULAR THE LIMITATIONS ON: USE CONTAINED IN SECTIONS 2, 3 AND 4; WARRANTY IN SECTION 7; LIABILITY IN SECTION 8, AND SPECIFIC LIMITATIONS IN SECTION 14. YOU AGREE THAT THIS AGREEMENT IS ENFORCEABLE LIKE ANY WRITTEN NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT SIGNED BY YOU. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE THIS SOFTWARE. IF YOU ACQUIRED THE SOFTWARE ON TANGIBLE MEDIA (e.g., CD-ROM) WITHOUT AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THIS LICENSE, AND YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MAY NOT USE THE SOFTWARE.
Adobe and its suppliers own all intellectual property in the Software. Adobe permits You to Use the Software only in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. Use of some third party materials included in the Software may be subject to other terms and conditions typically found in a separate license agreement or “Read Me” file located near such materials.
1.1 “Adobe” means Adobe Systems Incorporated, a Delaware corporation, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, California 95110, if Section 11(a) of this Agreement applies; otherwise it means Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, Unit 3100, Lake Drive, City West Campus, Saggart D24, Republic of Ireland, a company organized under the laws of Ireland and an affiliate and licensee of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
1.2 “Adobe Reader Products” means Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Acrobat Approval, Adobe Acrobat Elements and related viewer products.
1.3 “Developer,” “You,” and “Your” refer to any person or entity Using this Software, or any component thereof.
1.4 “Developer Programs” means Your application programs that are designed to function with Other Adobe Acrobat Software products.
1.5 “Documentation” means explanatory materials supplied with the Software or made available online on Adobe public web pages related to the Software.
1.6 “End User License Agreement” means an end user license agreement that provides a: (a) limited, nonexclusive right to use the subject Developer Program with no further right to reproduce (except for archival and/or backup copies permitted by law) and/or distribute the subject Developer Program; (b) prohibition against distributing, selling, sublicensing, renting, loaning or leasing the subject Developer Program; (c) prohibition against reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling or otherwise attempting to discover the source code of the subject Developer Program that is substantially similar to that set forth in Section 3 below; (d) statement that, if Your customer requires any Other Adobe Acrobat Software in order to use the Developer Program, (i) Your customer must obtain such Other Adobe Acrobat Software via a valid license, and (ii) Your customer’s use of such Other Adobe Acrobat Software must be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the end user license agreement that ships with such Other Adobe Acrobat Software; (e) statement that You and Your suppliers retain all right, title and interest in the subject Developer Program that is substantially similar to that set forth as Section 5 below, (f) statement that Your suppliers disclaim all warranties, conditions, representations or terms with respect to the subject Developer Program substantially similar to the disclaimer set forth as Section 7 below, and (g) limit of liability substantially similar to that set forth as Section 8 below for the benefit of Your suppliers.
1.7 “Header File Information” means any header files (including but not limited to *.h files) supplied in connection with the Software, including without limitation any related information detailing contents of header files.
1.8 “Other Adobe Acrobat Software” means the generally commercially available versions of Adobe Acrobat Standard, Adobe Acrobat Professional and Adobe Reader Products.
1.9 “Redistributable Code” means certain object code files designated in the Documentation as “Redistributable Code.”
1.10 “Sample Code” means sample software in source code format designated in the Documentation as “Sample Code” and/or “Snippets.”
1.11 “Software” means the software with which this Agreement is provided, including but not limited to (i) Sample Code; (ii) Header File Information; (iii) Redistributable Code; (iv) Documentation; (v) Software Tools; and (vi) any upgrades, modified versions, updates, and/or additions thereto, if any, provided to You by Adobe.
1.12 “Software Tools” means developer tools (including but not limited to plug-ins and compiled samples) supplied with the Software, the selection of which may change from time to time at Adobe’s sole discretion.
1.13 “Use”, “Used” or “Using” means to access, install, download, copy or otherwise benefit from using the Software.
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Software License Agreement (this “Agreement”), Adobe grants You a non-exclusive, nontransferable, royalty-free license to (a) Use the Software for the sole purpose of internally developing Developer Programs, (b) reproduce and modify Sample Code as a component of Developer Programs that add significant and primary functionality to the Sample Code, (c) reproduce Redistributable Code solely as a component of Developer Programs that add significant and primary functionality to the Redistributable Code, and (d) distribute Sample Code and/or Redistributable Code in object code form only as a component of Developer Programs that add significant and primary functionality to the Sample Code and/or Redistributable Code, provided that (i) You distribute such object code under the terms and conditions of an End User License Agreement, (ii) You include a copyright notice reflecting the copyright ownership of Developer in such Developer Programs, (iii) You shall be solely responsible to Your customers for any update or support obligation or other liability which may arise from such distribution, (iv) You shall not make any statements that Your Developer Product is “certified,” or that its performance is guaranteed, by Adobe, and (v) You do not use Adobe’s name or trademarks to market Your Developer Product without written permission of Adobe. Any modified or merged portion of the Sample Code, and/or merged portion of the Redistributable Code, is subject to this Agreement. Use of Other Adobe Acrobat Software and/or any additional Adobe application program is subject to the applicable end user license agreement for such application software, even if such Other Adobe Acrobat Software or additional Adobe application program is supplied to You in connection with this Agreement. You may make a limited number of copies of the Documentation to be used by Your employees or consultants for internal development purposes and not for general business purposes or for distribution by any means, and such employees or consultants shall be subject to this Agreement. You may distribute Other Adobe Acrobat Software with Your Developer Programs only under separate license from Adobe. Adobe is under no obligation to provide any support under this Agreement, including upgrades or future versions of the Software, Other Adobe Acrobat Software and/or any component thereof, to Developer, end users, or to any other party.
3.1 General Restrictions. Except for the limited distribution rights as provided in Section 2 above with respect to Sample Code and Redistributable Code, You may not distribute, sell, sublicense, rent, loan, or lease the Software, Other Adobe Acrobat Software, and/or any component thereof to any third party. You also agree not to add or delete any program files that would modify the functionality and/or appearance of Other Adobe Acrobat Software and/or any component thereof. You agree not to reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Software, Other Adobe Acrobat Software and/or any component thereof except to the extent (i) You may be expressly permitted to decompile under applicable law, (ii) it is essential to do so in order to achieve operability of the Software or Other Adobe Acrobat Software with another software program, and (iii) You have first asked Adobe to provide the information necessary to achieve such operability and Adobe has not made such information available. Adobe has the right to impose reasonable conditions and to request a reasonable fee before providing such information. Any such information supplied by Adobe and any information obtained by You by such permitted decompilation may only be used by You for the purpose described herein and may not be disclosed to any third party or used to create any software which is substantially similar to the expression of the Software and/or Other Adobe Acrobat Software. Requests for such information should be directed to the Adobe Customer Support Department.
3.2 Development Restrictions. You agree that You will not Use the Software to create, develop or use any program, software or service which (a) removes the menu item that calls up the "About Screen" in any Other Adobe Acrobat Software product, other product incorporating Other Adobe Acrobat Software under valid license from Adobe, or any component thereof; (b) can both (i) communicate with Adobe Reader Products and (ii) modify or save a PDF (Portable Document Format) document (including saving any modifications to a separate file for such documents); (c) exposes and/or discloses Header File Information; (d) works as a plug-in with Adobe Reader Products, unless specifically licensed to do so by Adobe; (e) opens encrypted documents without the authorized knowledge of the document passwords or violates the access rights specified for a document; (f) provides access and/or displays content secured using digital rights management services or technology unless the Developer Product meets certain certification criteria in accordance with Adobe’s then current certification process; (g) modifies or replaces the digital signature validation functionality and/or capability of Other Adobe Acrobat Software without written approval from Adobe; (h) validates digitally signed documents (including without limitation, adding any trust capability to documents) without written approval from Adobe; (i) modifies the permissions or rights in a PDF file enabled using Adobe enabling technology; (j) enables Other Adobe Acrobat Software to run on a server; (k) contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information; (l) when used in the manner in which it is intended, violates any material law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including without limitation the laws and regulations governing export control, unfair competition, antidiscrimination or false advertising); or (m) interferes with the operability of other Adobe or third-party programs or software which run with Other Adobe Acrobat Software.
You agree not to disseminate or in any way disclose Header File Information to any person, firm or business except for Your employees who need to know such Header File Information and who have previously agreed to be bound by a confidentiality obligation consistent with the obligation set forth in this Section 4. Further, You agree to treat the Header File Information with the same degree of care as You accord to Your own confidential information, but in any event no less than reasonable care. Your obligations under this section with respect to the Header File Information shall terminate when You can document that such Header File Information was (i) in the public domain at or subsequent to the time it was communicated to You by Adobe through no fault of Yours, (ii) developed by Your employees or agents independently of and without reference to any information communicated to You by Adobe; or (iii) disclosed in response to a valid order by a court or other governmental body, as otherwise required by law, or as necessary to establish the rights of either party under this Agreement.
The Software and any authorized copies that You make are the intellectual property of and are owned by Adobe and its suppliers. The structure, organization and code of the Software are the valuable trade secrets and confidential information of Adobe and its suppliers. The Software is protected by law, including without limitation the copyright laws of the United States and other countries, and by international treaty provisions. You agree to protect Adobe’s copyright and other ownership interests in all items in the Software. You agree that all copies of items in the Software reproduced for any reason by You will contain the same copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices as appropriate and appear on or in the master items delivered by Adobe in the Software. Adobe and/or its suppliers retain all right, title and ownership throughout the world in the intellectual property embodied within the Software. Except as stated herein, this Agreement does not grant You any rights to patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, or any other rights in respect to the items in the Software, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by Adobe and its suppliers.
This Agreement is effective until terminated. Adobe has the right to terminate this Agreement immediately if You fail to comply with any term of this Agreement. Upon any such termination, You must (a) return all full and partial copies of the items in the Software immediately to Adobe and (b) discontinue distribution of any Sample Code and/or Redistributable Code. Sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15 and 16 shall survive any termination and/or expiration of this Agreement.
Adobe licenses the Software to You on an “AS IS” basis and without warranty of any kind. ADOBE AND ITS SUPPLIERS DO NOT AND CANNOT WARRANT THE PERFORMANCE OR RESULTS YOU MAY OBTAIN BY USING THE SOFTWARE. EXCEPT FOR ANY WARRANTY, CONDITION, REPRESENTATION OR TERM TO THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE SAME CANNOT OR MAY NOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY LAW APPLICABLE TO YOU IN YOUR JURISDICTION, ADOBE AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS OR TERMS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHETHER BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW, CUSTOM, USAGE OR OTHERWISE AS TO THE SOFTWARE OR ANY COMPONENT THEREOF, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, INTEGRATION, MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some states or provinces do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties so the above limitations may not apply to You. You may have rights that vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. For further warranty information, You may contact the Adobe Solutions Network at the Adobe Systems Incorporated address provided above.
IN NO EVENT WILL ADOBE OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, CLAIMS OR COSTS WHATSOEVER ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT AND/OR YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE OR ANY COMPONENT THEREOF, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS, EVEN IF AN ADOBE REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS, DAMAGES, CLAIMS OR COSTS OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY THIRD PARTY. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW IN YOUR JURISDICTION. ADOBE’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY AND THAT OF ITS SUPPLIERS UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO FIFTY U.S. DOLLARS ($50.00). Nothing contained in this Agreement limits Adobe’s liability to You in the event of death or personal injury resulting from Adobe’s negligence or for the tort of deceit (fraud). Adobe is acting on behalf of its suppliers for the purpose of disclaiming, excluding and/or limiting obligations, warranties and liability as provided in this Agreement, but in no other respects and for no other purpose.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Adobe and its suppliers harmless from and against any claims or lawsuits, including attorneys’ reasonable fees, that arise or result from the use or distribution of Developer Programs, provided that Adobe gives You prompt written notice of any such claim, tenders to You the defense or settlement of such a claim at Your expense, and cooperates with You, at Your expense, in defending or settling such claim.
You agree that the Software and any Developer Program that includes Sample Code and/or Redistributable Code are subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and other export laws, restrictions, and regulations (collectively, the “Export Laws”) and that You will comply with the Export Laws. You will not ship, transfer, export, or re-export the Software and any Developer Program that includes Sample Code and/or Redistributable Code, directly or indirectly, to: (a) any countries that are subject to US export restrictions (currently including, but not necessarily limited to, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) (each, an “Embargoed Country”); (b) any end user whom You know or have reason to know will utilize them in the design, development, or production of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, or rocket systems, space launch vehicles, and sounding rockets, or unmanned air vehicle systems (each, a “Prohibited Use”); or (c) any end user who has been prohibited from participating in the U.S. export transactions by any federal agency of the U.S. government (each, a “Sanctioned Party”). In addition, You are responsible for complying with any local laws in Your jurisdiction which may impact Your right to import, export or use the Software and any Developer Program that includes Sample Code and/or Redistributable Code. You represent and warrant that You: (a) are not a citizen of, or located within, an Embargoed Country; (b) will not use the Software for a Prohibited Use; and (c) are not a Sanctioned Party. All rights to use the Software are granted on condition that such rights are forfeited if You fail to comply with the terms of this Agreement. If Adobe has knowledge that a violation has occurred, Adobe may be prohibited from providing maintenance and support for the Software.
If You are a consumer who uses the Software solely for personal, non-business purposes, then this Agreement will be governed by the laws of the jurisdiction which You purchased the license to use the Software. If You are not such a consumer, this agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws in force in: (a) the State of California, if a license to the Software is obtained when You are in the United States, Canada, or Mexico; (b) Japan, if a license to the Software is obtained when You are in Japan; (c) Singapore, if a license to the Software is obtained when You are in a member state of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Mainland China, Hong Kong S.A.R., Macau S.A.R., Taiwan, or the Republic of Korea; or (d) England and Wales, if a license to the Software is obtained when You are in any jurisdiction not described above. The respective courts of Santa Clara County, California when California law applies, Tokyo District Court in Japan, when Japanese law applies, and the competent courts of London, England, when the law of England and Wales applies, shall each have non-exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes relating to this agreement. When Singapore law applies, any dispute arising out of or in connection with this agreement, including any question regarding its existence, validity, or termination, shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration in Singapore in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) for the time being in force, which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this section. There shall be one arbitrator, selected jointly by the parties. If the arbitrator is not selected within thirty (30) days of the written demand by a party to submit to arbitration, the Chairman of the SIAC shall make the selection. The language of the arbitration shall be English. Notwithstanding any provision in this agreement, Adobe or You may request any judicial, administrative, or other authority to order any provisional or conservatory measure, including injunctive relief, specific performance, or other equitable relief, prior to the institution of legal or arbitration proceedings, or during the proceedings, for the preservation of its rights and interests or to enforce specific terms that are suitable for provisional remedies. This agreement will not be governed by the following, the application of which is hereby expressly excluded: (x) the conflict of law rules of any jurisdiction, (y) the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, and (z) the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act, as enacted in any jurisdiction.
You may not assign Your rights or obligations granted under this Agreement without the prior written consent of Adobe. None of the provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed to have been waived by any act or acquiescence on the part of Adobe, its agents, or employees, but only by an instrument in writing signed by an authorized signatory of Adobe. It is expressly agreed that a breach of Section 3 or 4 of this Agreement will cause irreparable harm to Adobe and that a remedy at law will be inadequate. Therefore, in addition to any and all remedies available at law, Adobe will be entitled to seek an injunction or other equitable remedies in all legal proceedings in the event of any threatened or actual violation thereof. When conflicting language exists between this Agreement and any other agreement included in this Software (except for the Integration Key License Agreement or any agreement supplied with Other Adobe Acrobat Software), this Agreement shall supersede. If either Adobe or Developer employs attorneys to enforce any rights arising out of or relating to this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees. You acknowledge that You have read this Agreement, understand it, and that it is the complete and exclusive statement of Your agreement with Adobe which supersedes any prior agreement, oral or written, between Adobe and You with respect to the licensing to You of the Software. No variation of the terms of this Agreement will be enforceable against Adobe unless Adobe gives its express consent in a writing signed by an authorized signatory of Adobe. If any part of this Agreement is found void and unenforceable, it will not affect the validity of the balance of this Agreement, which shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. The English version of this Agreement shall be the version used when interpreting or construing this Agreement.
13.1 U.S. Government Licensing of Adobe Technology. You agree that when licensing Adobe Software for acquisition by the U.S. Government, or any contractor therefore, You will license consistent with the policies set forth in 48 C.F.R. Section 12.212 (for civilian agencies) and 48 C.F.R. Sections 227.7202‑1 and 227.7202‑4 (for the Department of Defense). For U.S. Government End Users, Adobe agrees to comply with all applicable equal opportunity laws including, if appropriate, the provisions of Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (38 USC 4212), and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the regulations at 41 CFR Parts 60‑1 through 60‑60, 60‑250, and 60‑741. The affirmative action clause and regulations contained in the preceding sentence will be incorporated by reference into this agreement.
13.2 Commercial Items. For U.S. Government End Users, Software is a “Commercial Item(s),” as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. Section 2.101, consisting of “Commercial Computer Software” and “Commercial Computer Software Documentation,” as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. Section 12.212 or 48 C.F.R. Section 227.7202, as applicable. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. Section 12.212 or 48 C.F.R. Sections 227.7202‑1 through 227.7202‑4, as applicable, the Commercial Computer Software and Commercial Computer Software Documentation are being licensed to U.S. Government end users (a) only as Commercial Items and (b) with only those rights as are granted to all other end users pursuant to the terms and conditions herein. Unpublished-rights reserved under the copyright laws of the United States.
14.1 Limited Warranty for Users Residing in Germany or Austria. If You obtained the Software in Germany or Austria, and You usually reside in such country, then Section 7 does not apply, instead, Adobe warrants that the Software provides the functionalities set forth in the Documentation (the "agreed upon functionalities") for the limited warranty period following receipt of the Software when Used on the recommended hardware configuration. As used in this Section, "limited warranty period" means one (1) year if You are a business user and two (2) years if You are not a business user. Non-substantial variation from the agreed upon functionalities shall not be considered and does not establish any warranty rights. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO SOFTWARE PROVIDED TO YOU FREE OF CHARGE, FOR EXAMPLE, UPDATES, PRE-RELEASE, TRYOUT, PRODUCT SAMPLER, NOT FOR RESALE (NFR) COPIES OF SOFTWARE, OR SOFTWARE THAT HAS BEEN ALTERED BY YOU, TO THE EXTENT SUCH ALTERATIONS CAUSED A DEFECT. To make a warranty claim, during the limited warranty period You must return, at our expense, the Software and proof of purchase to the location where You obtained it. If the functionalities of the Software vary substantially from the agreed upon functionalities, Adobe is entitled, by way of re-performance and at its own discretion, to repair or replace the Software. If this fails, You are entitled to a reduction of the purchase price (reduction) or to cancel the purchase agreement (rescission). For further warranty information, please contact Adobe's Customer Support Department.
14.2 Limitation of Liability for Users Residing in Germany and Austria.
14.2.1 If You obtained the Software in Germany or Austria, and You usually reside in such country, then Section 8 does not apply. Instead, subject to the provisions in Section 14.2.2, Adobe's statutory liability for damages shall be limited as follows: (i) Adobe shall be liable only up to the amount of damages as typically foreseeable at the time of entering into the purchase agreement in respect of damages caused by a slightly negligent breach of a material contractual obligation and (ii) Adobe shall not be liable for damages caused by a slightly negligent breach of a non-material contractual obligation.
14.2.2 The aforesaid limitation of liability shall not apply to any mandatory statutory liability, in particular, to liability under the German Product Liability Act, liability for assuming a specific guarantee or liability for culpably caused personal injuries.
14.2.3 You are required to take all reasonable measures to avoid and reduce damages, in particular to make back-up copies of the Software and Your computer data subject to the provisions of this Agreement.
If You are a business, company, or organization, You agree that, in addition to any license compliance checking performed by the Software, Adobe or its authorized representative have the right, no more than once every twelve (12) months, upon seven (7) business days’ prior notice to You, to inspect Your records, systems, and facilities to verify that its use of any and all Adobe software or service is in conformity with its valid licenses from Adobe. For example, Adobe has the right to those of Your records useful to determine whether installations of the Software have been serialized, and You shall provide such records to Adobe promptly upon request by Adobe. Additionally, You shall provide Adobe with all records and information requested by Adobe in order to verify that its use of any and all Adobe software is in conformity with its valid licenses from Adobe within thirty (30) days of Adobe’s request. Additional information on serialization is available at http://www.adobe.com/go/elicensing.
If the Software is pre-commercial release or beta software ("Pre-release Software"), then this Section applies. The Pre-release Software is a pre-release version, does not represent final product from Adobe, and may contain bugs, errors and other problems that could cause system or other failures and data loss. Adobe may never commercially release the Pre-release Software. If You received the Pre-release Software pursuant to a separate written agreement, such as the Adobe Systems Incorporated Serial Agreement for Unreleased Products, Your use of the Software is also governed by such agreement. You will return or destroy all copies of Pre-release Software upon request by Adobe or upon Adobe's commercial release of such Software. YOUR USE OF PRE-RELEASE SOFTWARE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
If You have any questions regarding this Agreement or if You wish to request any information from Adobe please use the address and contact information included with this product to contact the Adobe office serving Your jurisdiction.
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