IKARUS SECURITY SOFTWARE GMBH LICENSE AND MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT
Please read this agreement carefully! By installing the delivered software, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the agreement below. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, terminate the installation procedure and do not use the delivered software any further. Violation of these terms and conditions could constitute copyright infringement, resulting in civil and criminal proceedings.
1.1. The Licenser is IKARUS Security Software GmbH. The object of this license agreement is the granting of a nontransferable and nonexclusive right of use authorization for the computer programs recorded on the data media, including the program description, user manual and documentation, to you, the Licensee. For the sake of simplicity, the entire package is referred to hereinafter as “Software”.
1.2. The terms and conditions of this agreement shall also apply to Software updates issued in the future. Upon formation of this license agreement, you also agree to a maintenance agreement under which you will receive regular updates of the delivered software.
2. Scope of License
2.1. The Software may be used solely for the term of this agreement and solely on a single computer system (a central computer) and at a single location. The use of the Software in networks or on multiple PCs may take place subject to the purchase of additional network or multiple user licenses that have been issued for the number of PCs on which this Software will be used. If you do not have the appropriate license, agreement must be reached with us and the necessary number of supplementary licenses purchased. The simultaneous transfer of the Software to another computer is illegal. In particular, it is illegal to make the Software licensed for single or multiple use accessible by any means and/or directly or indirectly available for use or exploitation to third parties for compensation or free of charge. In particular, any use of the Software on servers is also illegal, insofar as it serves to screen the data traffic of third parties for viruses, etc., even if such parties are contracting partners of the Licensee (e.g. Access or Mailbox clients). Exploitation of the Software for these purposes requires the express written consent of the Licenser. All references to computer systems and PCs made in this license and maintenance contract apply correspondingly to other computing devices such as mobile phones.
2.2. DVDs, CDs or other copies of the Software may not be transmitted for any purpose, including private purposes, unless we expressly consent to this transmission in writing. Without our written consent, the Software – with the exception of interventions permitted by law – may not be decompiled, re-engineered, disassembled or in any other way presented in a form that can be recognized by humans. Furthermore, without our written consent, the Software may not be modified, adapted, translated, sold or surrendered by any means to third parties for use free of charge or for compensation, insofar as this is not permitted according to this agreement or is imperative under statutory regulations.
3.1. We warrant that within the meaning of the documentation and in accordance with the state of art at the moment of delivery the Software is free of defect and fundamentally usable, without however being sufficient for all possible application conditions. You acknowledge that under to the current state of technology the development of error-free software is not possible. This applies in large degree to the field of combating viruses, where new viruses, Trojan horses, worms and comparable programs constantly arise that have been specially created to circumvent virus protection programs.
3.2. We do not warrant, therefore, that the Software can be used for all of your requirements, or that the functions contained in the Software can be used uninterrupted and error-free in combination with any and all the data, programs and computer systems you desire, or that it can be ruled out that other software errors might arise as a result of corrections to software errors. In addition, we do not provide warranty for errors, disruptions or damage that are attributable to unskilled operation, transport damage, operating system errors, modified operating system components, interfaces and parameters or the use of unsuitable organizational media and data media.
3.4. We must be informed in writing of any defects in the Software within no more than eight days – for consumers, however, by expiry of the statutory periods – after they have been identified; otherwise the warranty shall lapse. The warranty period shall amount by mutual consent to two years for consumers; otherwise it amounts to six months.
4. Damage claims
4.1. Damage claims against us are excluded, insofar as liability does not occur as a result of intent or gross negligence as prescribed by law. The disclaimer of warranty pertains in particular as well to damages by viruses or similar programs, since according to the state of art it is not possible to effectively combat viruses 100% of the time. Liability for consequential loss, including loss of profit, and for indirect damages is also excluded. Furthermore, any liability of ours for damages that arise from unauthorized interventions is also excluded, as is liability for defective operation or installation.
4.2. We strongly recommend that you make regular backup copies of the data found on your computers. Insofar as you do not comply with this duty to mitigate loss, we shall not be liable for damages arising from this violation. This limitation of liability does not apply, if the event causing the damage was caused by gross negligence or intent; however, even during the assessment of compensation the missing backup copy shall be regarded as contributory negligence.
5. Commencement and term of the license agreement
5.1. This agreement shall come into effect by mutual consent between you and us, but no later than by the actual installation of this software undertaken by you on a PC. Express mutual consent can be stated in writing, by regular mail, by e-mail or also by personal pickup or receipt.
5.2. This agreement runs for the minimum period originally agreed to between you and us in accordance with the separate agreement (see invoice). Upon expiry of the agreement, it shall be renewed each time by this term. During the contractual period, we will continuously improve, maintain and update the Software delivered to you. In particular, we will ensure that the Software will also recognize previously unrecognized viruses, and similar malware. We will send the necessary program updates to the address last known to us. In addition, our virus data bank will be available for online updates. Should it be necessary to replace existing software products because of technical developments, you will get the new software from us for new installation. In this case, our support center is disposal for you.
5.3. A fee will be agreed upon for the granted license as well as regularly executed updates under the maintenance agreement. We reserve the right to modify prices. If price increases are announced, you are entitled to terminate the contract relationship with due observance of the contractual notice period.
5.4. This agreement runs for a minimum of the term chosen by you and shall be renewed each time upon expiry of this term, insofar as it is not terminated with due observance of a notice period of two weeks after receive of the new invoice. Users are entitled to terminate this agreement with due observance of the notice period to the end of the first contract year and every six months thereafter. Further use of this Software is illegal upon expiry of this contractual relationship. In this event you are obligated to destroy the original data medium including all copies and documentation. Further use of the Software beyond the day on which the agreement was terminated shall constitute copyright violation.
5.5. If you violate one of the terms and conditions of this agreement, in particular with regard to the scope of the rights granted to you, we are entitled to terminate this agreement with immediate effect. In this event, any further use of the Software is also illegal.
6. Quality Assurance
6.1. You may now take part in our Signature Quality Assurance program. Through this program you provide IKARUS with statistical information to improve virus detection algorithms. Infected files may be transferred to IKARUS for further analysis if necessary. If you don't want to participate in this procedure you can deactivate the Signature Quality Assurance feedbackin the settings dialog. NOTE: NO personal data will be processed by IKARUS during this procedure
7. Final Provisions
7.1. This agreement is subject to Austrian law to the exclusion of the UN rights of purchase. Legal venue for all disputes arising from this agreement and on the occasion of its termination is the competent court for commercial matters in Vienna. If, however, you are a consumer, the applicable venue is your place of general jurisdiction. To be legally valid, modifications and supplements to this agreement require the written form and the legally binding signature of the contracting partner; this also applies to the revocation of the written form requirement.
If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this license agreement, an agreement between us shall not be formed, and you shall not be entitled to install or activate the Software. If, however, you proceed to install and/or activate it, you thereby declare your agreement with the terms and conditions of the license. If you want to terminate this contract, please contact us.