End-User License Agreement

BY USING OR INSTALLING ANY PART OF THE VALQ SOFTWARE PROVIDED HEREWITH, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE TO BE BOUND BY, AND STRICTLY ADHERE TO, ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS, INSTALL OR USE ANY PART OF VALQ. IF YOU HAVE A SEPARATE AGREEMENT WITH VBI COVERING YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE VALQ, THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THAT SEPARATE AGREEMENT SHALL GOVERN THE SAME.

IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE VALQ AND MUST IMMEDIATELY RETURN OR DELETE VALQ, AS APPLICABLE. IF YOU LOAD OR OTHERWISE ACCESS OR USE VALQ, YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE ACCEPTED THESE TERMS AND SHALL BE BOUND BY SAME.

 

THIS CUSTOMER END USER LICENSE AND SUPPORT AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is entered into by and between ValQ LLC, a Texas corporation, with a business address of 5920 Windhaven Pkwy, Plano TX 75093 (“VALQLLC”, the “Company,” “Us” or “We“) and the person, organization or entity (the “Licensee,” “You” or “Your“) which has purchased or has otherwise been authorized to access and use VBI’s custom visuals, as more specifically identified in Your invoice, in Trial Version or Full Version, subject hereto.

 

  1. VALQ SOFTWARE.
    1. Definition. As used herein, the term “VALQ” or “VALQ Solution” means the computer software programming and code (the “Licensed Software”) for the specific software indicated on Your invoice from the Company; any physical medium of delivery; any documentation, user manuals, and related materials provided by Us with the Licensed Software (collectively, the “Licensed Documentation”); any and all updates, enhancements or supplemental materials provided with regard thereto and any and all other data and information provided by the Company other than information or data provided by Licensee.
    2. Licenses.
      1. Trial, Evaluation & Beta Licenses (“Trial Version”): These types are licenses shall mean a limited version of the Licensed Software that is meant for evaluation and testing purposes and are not intended for commercial use. Unless You have purchased a paid subscription License of the Licensed Software, the terms and conditions pertaining to the Trial Version shall apply. This includes the basic, free or freemium plans specified in https://valq.com/pricing. With respect to the Trial Version, You acknowledge and agree that:
        • YOUR USE OF THE TRIAL VERSION IS LIMITED TO YOUR INTERNAL EVALUATION PURPOSES ONLY, AND MAY NOT INCLUDE USE OF SAME IN A PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT. AS SUCH, YOU MAY NOT DEMONSTRATE, TEST, EXAMINE, EVALUATE OR OTHERWISE UTILIZE THE TRIAL VERSION IN A LIVE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT OR WITH DATA THAT HAS NOT BEEN SUFFICIENTLY BACKED UP;
        • The Trial Version does not qualify for maintenance or support, and any use of Trial Version is at Your risk.
        • THE TRIAL VERSION OF THE SOFTWARE MAY HAVE AN EXPIRY PERIOD. UPON COMPLETION OF EXPIRY PERIOD, YOU AGREE NOT MAKE ATTEMPTED OR ACTUAL ACCESS TO OR ATTEMPTED OR ACTUAL FURTHER USE OF THE TRIAL VERSION, AND YOU WILL DELETE OR DESTROY, AS APPLICABLE ALL COPIES OF SAME THAT YOU POSSESS OR CONTROL;
        • YOUR ONLY OPTION TO CONTINUE TO USE VALQ POST EXPIRATION OF SUCH TRIAL PERIOD IS TO ACQUIRE A PAID, VALIDLY LICENSED COPY OF THE VALQ SOFTWARE
        • VBI reserves the right to unilaterally amend access to Trial Version, its features and terms & conditions governing the same
      2. Upon Your purchase of any of the paid licenses of VALQ (“Commercial Version” – Any paid version of licensed software), You shall be provided with a Commercial Version to be entitled to maintenance and support as set forth in section 7 below. Unless expressly stated to the contrary herein, all references to the VALQ and/or the Licensed Software shall refer to both the Trial Version and/or the Commercial Version, as applicable. Either Version may be delivered to you via electronic means and/or physical medium.
    3. Third Party Compatibility. You acknowledge and agree that the VALQ Software may not operate, in whole or in part, in the event You utilize the VALQ Software in connection with certain third party software components other than those outlined in http://valq.com/agreement/supported-software. We make no representations or warranties to cover that situation and You agree that You utilize any such components at Your own risk.
  2. THIRD PARTY COMPONENTS.
    1. Third Party License. LICENSEE HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT USE OF THE VALQ SOFTWARE REQUIRES A FULLY FUNCTIONING COPY OF MICROSOFT POWER BI LICENSES AS OUTLINED IN http://valq.com/agreement/supported-software AND ACCEPTANCE OF MICROSOFT’S LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR SAME (THE “THIRD PARTY LICENSE“). LICENSEE IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING AN ENVIRONMENT THAT SUPPORTS USE OF THE VALQ SOFTWARE. LICENSEE HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD THE COMPANY HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL VIOLATIONS OF THE THIRD PARTY LICENSE, AS AMENDED. LICENSEE AGREES TO USE THE VALQ SOFTWARE AT ITS SOLE RISK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS AGREEMENT AND THE THIRD PARTY LICENSE.
    2. Open Source Components. LICENSEE HERE ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT THE VALQ SOFTWARE INCLUDES AND/OR MAKES AVAILABLE OPEN SOURCE COMPONENTS LISTED IN http://valq.com/agreement/opensourceattribution
      LICENSEE ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT IT IS ALSO SUBJECT TO THE LICENSE TERMS OF EACH SUCH COMPONENT.
  3. LICENSE FEES. The Trial Version of the VALQ Software is available to You free of any Fees. The VALQ Software License granted herein to the Full Version of the VALQ Software is subject to payment of a license fee to the Company (the “License Fees”) and any applicable maintenance and support fees (the “Support Fees”). The License Fees and the Support Fees are referred to collectively as the “Fees”.
  4. LICENSE GRANT. Subject to the terms of this Agreement and payment of all applicable Fees, the Company hereby grants to Licensee (and Licensee alone) a perpetual, worldwide, nonexclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, fee-bearing limited license to use the object code version of the Licensed Software as a single, undivided unit, and to use the Licensed Documentation exclusively in connection with the Licensed Software, solely for Licensee’s internal business purposes (the “VALQ Software License”). EXCEPT FOR LICENSEE’S AFFILIATES AND LICENSEE’S CONTRACTORS (BOTH DEFINED BELOW), THE VALQ SOFTWARE LICENSE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY RIGHT FOR ANY THIRD PARTIES TO RECEIVE, ACCESS OR USE THE LICENSED SOFTWARE IN WHOLE OR IN PART. IN THE EVENT LICENSEE WITH ONE OR MORE AFFILIATES IS LOOKING TO DEPLOY VALQ SOFTWARE IN ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A SEPARATE VALQ SOFTWARE LICENSE FOR EACH AFFILIATE PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT. IF YOU ARE A SERVICE PROVIDER OR HOSTING PROVIDER, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE LICENSED SOFTWARE IN A MANNER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, AS A SERVICE BUREAU OR DASHBOARD) THAT PROVIDES ACCESS TO AND/OR ENABLES USE OF EITHER THE VALQ SOFTWARE OR DASHBOARDS DEVELOPED USING VALQ SOFTWARE BY END USER THIRD PARTIES. THE VALQ SOFTWARE FOR THE TRIAL VERSION DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY RIGHT FOR LICENSEE OR ANY THIRD PARTY TO ACCESS OR USE THE FULL VERSION OF THE LICENSED SOFTWARE IN WHOLE OR IN PART. As used herein, the term: “Affiliate” shall mean only any person, organization or entity controlling, controlled by or under common control with Licensee, including but not limited to subsidiaries, correspondents and parent entity utilizing the Licensed Software solely within Licensee’s environment and solely for the benefit of Licensee. The term “control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such person or entity; “Contractors” shall mean only Licensee’s third party contractors, such as an IT contractor, utilizing the Licensed Software solely within Licensee’s environment and solely for Licensee’s benefit; and “Customers” shall mean Licensee’s direct customers and clients that are end users.
  5. ADDITIONAL LICENSE RESTRICTIONS. The VALQ Software License is subject to the following additional limitations, restrictions and terms of use: Licensee shall not, directly or indirectly, copy, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decode, sell, rent, convey, lend, distribute, sublicense, time share, service bureau, display, host, outsource, disclose or otherwise commercially exploit or make available to any third party the Licensed Software, or any component thereof, or modify, create any derivative works of, enhance, or otherwise change or supplement the Licensed Software or the Licensed Documentation, in any way. Licensee shall not use the Licensed Software to provide services to third parties (e.g., consulting, systems integration, business process outsourcing, hosting or third party training). Customer shall not remove any proprietary, copyright, trademark, or service mark legend from any Licensed Software or Licensed Documentation components. Licensee agrees further not to use the Licensed Software in any that is competitive with the Company, and shall not publish or otherwise disclose information relating to the performance of the VALQ Software or to any third party unless and only to the extent required by law or regulation or as agreed by the Company in writing.
  6. OWNERSHIP OF VALQ SOFTWARE. The Licensed Software and Licensed Documentation are being licensed, and not sold, to You. All right, title, and interest in and to the Licensed Software and Licensed Documentation, and any related intellectual property or other proprietary rights therein or thereto, are and shall remain at all times the sole and exclusive property of the Company and its licensors. Licensee’s rights in or to the Licensed Software and Licensed Documentation are limited to those rights expressly set forth in this Agreement. If Licensee is an agency or instrumentality of the United States Government, the Licensed Software and Licensed Documentation are commercial computer software and commercial computer software documentation within the meaning of applicable Federal Acquisition Regulations (as may be amended or supplemented from time to time), and Licensee’s use of the Licensed Software and Licensed Documentation is governed exclusively by this Agreement.
  7. LIMITED SUPPORT; EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.
    1. Trial Version. You understand and acknowledge that You are not entitled to any maintenance or support for the Trial Version of the Licensed Software.
    2. Commercial Version. The Company agrees to provide to You the following maintenance and support (“Support”) for the Commercial Version of the Licensed Software as outlined here: (https://valq.com/pricing/).

    You acknowledge and agree that your receipt of Support is conditioned upon You at all times maintaining a valid and paid VALQ Software License to the Full Version; and payment by You of all applicable Support Fees.

  8. CONFIDENTIALITY. Licensee acknowledges that the VALQ Software the Licensed Documentation contains valuable trade secrets and confidential information of the Company, including but not limited to: (i) any third-party software licensed with or as part of the Licensed Software, benchmark results, manuals, program listings, data structures, flow charts, logic diagrams, functional specifications; (ii) the concepts, techniques, ideas, and know-how embodied and expressed in the Licensed Software; and (iii) the architecture and functionality of the Licensed Software; the appearance, content and flow of the screens; the organization, design and content of the VALQ Software; and the method and pattern of user interaction with the VALQ Software. Licensee agrees not to share, disclose or transfer, and not to permit any third party to share, disclose or transfer any trade secrets or confidential information of or relating to the VALQ Software or the Company.
  9. TERMINATION OF LICENSE; SURVIVAL. This Agreement is effective upon Your acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth herein, indicated by Your clicking of “ACCEPT” below, and shall continue in full force until terminated. You may terminate this Agreement and Your use of the VALQ Software at any time, in your discretion, by deleting the Licensed Software and Licensed Documentation from any and all computers and media. Without prejudice to the foregoing, the Company may terminate this Agreement and the VALQ Software License for (a) Licensee’s nonpayment of applicable fees after five (5) days prior written notice of such nonpayment, and (b) any material, uncured breach of this Agreement by Licensee. Upon any termination of this Agreement, (i) the VALQ Software License shall automatically terminate; (ii) Licensee shall delete from all computer systems and media or destroy any and all copies of the VALQ Software, the Licensed Software and the Licensed Documentation; and (iii) Licensee shall permanently terminate any and all use of all of the same. Upon any termination of this Agreement, the provisions of Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 shall survive.
  10. LIMITED WARRANTY/DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
    1. LICENSOR WARRANTS THAT THE LICENSED SOFTWARE WILL CONFORM TO THE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS SET FORTH IN THE LICENSED DOCUMENTATION IF THE LICENSED SOFTWARE IS PROPERLY INSTALLED AND USED IN AN APPROPRIATE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT. LICENSOR’S SOLE RESPONSIBILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE LIMITED TO CORRECTING THE PORTION OF THE LICENSED SOFTWARE THAT FAILS TO PERFORM SUBSTANTIALLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAID SPECIFICATIONS OR, AT THE OPTION OF LICENSOR, REFUNDING THE APPLICABLE LICENSE FEES, IN WHICH EVENT LICENSEE SHALL RETURN ALL COPIES OF THE LICENSED SOFTWARE AND RELATED DOCUMENTATION OR DESTROY THAT WHICH IS NOT RETURNED. LICENSOR SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY UNDER THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IF (i) LICENSEE DECOMPILES, REVERSE ENGINEERS, OR MODIFIES THE LICENSED SOFTWARE WITHOUT LICENSOR’S PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT, (B) LICENSEE FAILS TO GIVE LICENSOR WRITTEN NOTICE OF THE CLAIMED BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR (C) THE FAILURE TO PERFORM IS CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY PERSONS OTHER THAN LICENSOR OR BY PRODUCTS, EQUIPMENT, OR COMPUTER PROGRAMS NOT FURNISHED BY LICENSOR. LICENSOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY OPEN SOURCE COMPONENTS WITHIN AND/OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE LICENSED SOFTWARE, AND LICENSOR SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OF ANY KIND OR NATURE ARISING OUT OF SAME.
    2. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN SECTION 10(A) ABOVE, THE LICENSED SOFTWARE AND LICENSED DOCUMENTATION ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INTERFERENCE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, INFORMATIONAL CONTENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF USAGE OR TRADE PRACTICE. THE COMPANY DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE LICENSED SOFTWARE MEET LICENSEE’S REQUIREMENTS OR WILL OPERATE IN THE COMBINATION THAT LICENSEE SELECTS FOR USE, OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE LICENSED SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT ALL DEFECTS IN THE LICENSED SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED BY LICENSOR.
    3. YOU AS LICENSEE ALONE SHALL DETERMINE IF AND TO WHAT EXTENT THE VALQ SOFTWARE WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS AND YOU ALONE SHALL BEAR THE ENTIRE RISK OF ITS PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE, THE ENVIRONMENT AND/OR PLATFORM WHICH YOU OPERATE WITH SAME, AND YOUR NEED FOR THIRD PARTY LICENSES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMIATION, THE THIRD PARTY LICENSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY COSTS, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES, EXPENSES OR CLAIMS INCURRED AS THE RESULT OF YOUR USE THEREOF.
  11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER OR ANY THIRD PARTY, UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR THROUGH THE USE OF THE LICENSED SOFTWARE OR LICENSED DOCUMENTATION, FOR ANY AMOUNTS REPRESENTING LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OR INACCURACY OF DATA, LOSS OF BUSINESS, COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS, SERVICES, OR TECHNOLOGY, OR INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHETHER OR NOT THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES HAS BEEN DISCLOSED IN ADVANCE OR COULD HAVE BEEN REASONABLY FORESEEN. LICENSOR’S AND LICENSEE’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE TO THE OTHER OR ANY THIRD PARTY ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT OR THE USE OF THE LICENSED SOFTWARE SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE LICENSE FEES ACTUALLY PAID TO LICENSOR BY LICENSEE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.
  12. INDEMNIFICATION. You hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the Company, and its shareholders, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all third party actions, claims, damages, debts, demands, losses and liabilities, including reasonable attorney’s fees, asserted against the Company and arising out of or relating to: Your breach of this Agreement; and/or Your use or misuse of the VALQ Software, the Licensed Software and/or the Licensed Documentation; and/or any breach of Licensee’s obligations under Section 13 below.
  13. EXPORT. The Licensed Software and Licensed Documentation may be subject to U.S. export control laws and may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries. Licensee shall strictly comply with all such laws and regulations, and has sole responsibility to obtain authorization to export or import the Licensed Software and Licensed Documentation, as may be required. Licensee’s obligations under this section shall survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement.
  14. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
    1. Complete Agreement. This Agreement is the entire agreement relating to the subject matter of this Agreement between the You and the Company, and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous agreements, understandings, or proposals as to the subject matter of this Agreement. This Agreement may not be modified or altered except by written instrument duly executed by both You and the Company.
    2. Notice. Any notice or communication required or permitted in this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be delivered by email or regular mail. Any email directed to the Company may be addressed to support@valq.com. Any email directed to Licensee shall be addressed to the last known email address in Licensor’s records for Licensee.
    3. Governing Laws and Venue. This Agreement and performance under this Agreement shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to any considerations of conflicts of law. FOR ANY DISPUTE RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE PARTIES CONSENT TO PERSONAL JURISDICTION IN, AND THE EXCLUSIVE VENUE OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS IN COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS. ALL SUCH ACTIONS SHALL BE TRIED BY THE COURT SITTING WITHOUT A JURY AND THE PARTIES IRREVOCABLY WAIVE THEIR RIGHTS TO A TRIAL BY JURY. In connection with all actions or proceedings in which the Company prevails against Licensee, the Company shall be entitled to recovery of its costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees.
    4. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable under any applicable statute or rule of law, it is to that extent to be deemed omitted. The remainder of the Agreement shall be valid and enforceable to the maximum extent possible.
    5. Assignment. Licensee may not assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer, without the prior written consent of Licensor, Licensee’s rights, duties, or obligations under this Agreement to any person or entity, in whole or in part, and any purported attempt to do so is void and of no effect.
    6. Waiver. The delay or failure of the Company to exercise in any respect any right provided for in this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of such right or any further right under this Agreement.
    7. Headings. The headings appearing at the beginning of the several sections contained in this Agreement have been inserted for identification and reference purposes only and shall not be used in the construction and interpretation of this Agreement.
    8. No Construction against Drafter. If an ambiguity or question of intent arises with respect to any provision of this Agreement, the Agreement will be construed as if drafted jointly by You and the Company and no presumption or burden of proof will arise favoring or disfavoring either party by virtue of authorship of any of the provisions of this Agreement.
    9. Equitable Remedies. You acknowledge and agree that the Company would be irreparably damaged if the terms of this Agreement were not specifically enforced, and therefore the Company shall be entitled, without bond, other security, or proof of damages, to appropriate equitable remedies with respect to breaches of this Agreement, in addition to such other remedies as the Company may otherwise have available under applicable laws.