Access to Justice Author End User License Agreement
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING LEGAL INFORMATION CAREFULLY
This is a legally binding Agreement between you (the “Licensee”) and The Center for Computer- Assisted Legal Instruction and Illinois Institute of Technology, having as one of its academic units Chicago-Kent College of Law (collectively the “Licensor”).
The Access to Justice Authoring System™ (“A2J”) is comprised of two parts: A2J Author®, a software program that allows users to create templates and lessons, and A2J Player™, a software component of the A2J Authoring System that allows templates and lessons created using A2J Author® to be displayed and used by viewers. Licensor grants to Licensee a royalty-free license, for non-commercial use of A2J only if Licensee accepts all of the following terms and conditions.
1. Grant of License
Copyright and all other intellectual property rights in A2J are owned by Licensor. The right to use A2J is provided under the terms of this License. A2J is protected by copyright and/or other applicable law. Any use of the work other than as authorized under this License or copyright law is prohibited.
By exercising any rights to the work provided here, Licensee accepts and agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of this License. Licensor grants Licensee the rights contained herein in consideration of Licensee’s acceptance of such terms and conditions.
2. Permitted Use
The A2J Authoring System™ may be used for noncommercial purposes pursuant to this License to create internet-based interviews and lessons for the public.
3. Prohibited Uses
This License does not permit the use of A2J as part of a for-profit service. Any other use except as permitted in the preceding paragraph is strictly prohibited without express written permission from Licensor. If Licensee engages in any use not authorized by this agreement, then this agreement shall automatically be deemed terminated, and Licensee shall have no further right to use A2J for any purpose.
4. A2J Guided Interviews®
A2J Guided Interviews® created with A2J may be shared with other licensed users of A2J on the Licensee’s website or by any other means. The A2J Guided Interviews® created with A2J cannot be sold or distributed for a fee without express written permission from Licensor; the interview templates can only be used by clients or the public receiving free assistance from Licensees.
5. Prohibition on Transferring Rights
Licensee may not transfer, sell, assign, sub-license, rent or lease all or any portion of A2J. Provided that Licensee is not in default of any provision of this agreement, Licensee may, for the purposes provided for herein, make as many copies of A2J as are needed for Licensee’s regular course of providing free assistance or information to clients or the public.
6. Prohibition on Sale
No sale of A2J is intended, and Licensor may request return of A2J if any sale is attempted. This License is for the stated intended use by Licensee and does not include the transfer of any additional rights that are owned by Licensor.
7. Prohibition on Reverse Engineering
Licensee may not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of A2J except to the extent Licensee may be permitted to expressly decompile under applicable law or if Licensee has received the express written permission of Licensor. If Licensee engages in any activities prohibited by this paragraph, then this agreement shall automatically be deemed terminated, and Licensee shall have no further right to use A2J for any purpose.
8. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
LICENSEE AGREES THAT LICENSOR HAS MADE NO WARRANTIES REGARDING A2J AND THAT THE SOFTWARE IS BEING PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND. LICENSOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WORLDWIDE WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF SOFTWARE PERFORMANCE, AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE, ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY
OF COMPUTER PROGRAM, MERCHANTABLE QUALITY OR NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS PRODUCT COULD INCLUDE INACCURACIES IN THE INFORMATION THEREIN OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. LICENSOR DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY RELATED TO SUCH INACCURACIES OR ERRORS. LICENSEE’S SOLE REMEDY FOR ALL CLAIMS RELATED TO THE PRODUCT SHALL BE THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE PRODUCT. THE MATERIAL IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE; IT IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. USERS SEEKING LEGAL ADVICE SHOULD CONSULT A LICENSED ATTORNEY IN THEIR JURISDICTION.
9. Limit of Liability
In no event will Licensor be liable to Licensee for any loss of use, interruption of business, or any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages of any kind (including lost profits) regardless of the form of action whether in contract, tort (including negligence), strict product liability or otherwise, even if Licensor has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states or jurisdictions do not allow or limit the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages; in such instances, the above limitation or exclusion shall only apply to the fullest extent allowed by applicable law.
10. Copyright and Trademark
A2J is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and by International Treaty Provisions. All rights are reserved.
A2J™, A2J Authoring System™, Access to Justice Authoring System™, A2J Author®, A2J Player™, and A2J Guided Interviews® are trademarks protected by state and federal trademark laws and owned by Licensor. The use of any of these marks on Licensee’s website, printed materials, or in any other manner must include the full name of the mark, along with the appropriate ® or ™ symbol.
11. Choice of Law
This Agreement is governed by the laws of Illinois, USA. Venue for any dispute in any way related to this agreement or to the License provided hereunder shall be in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois or the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, as appropriate, and the Licensee hereby consents to the personal jurisdiction of such courts with respect to such matters.
12. Right to Modify Agreement
This License Agreement may be modified in the future by Licensor, at the sole discretion of Licensor. Licensor may so amend this License Agreement by posting amended terms on the A2J Author website (www.a2jauthor.org); such amended terms will become effective 90 days after they are initially posted. Licensee’s continued use of A2J constitutes Licensee’s acceptance of any modifications to this Agreement.
Continuing to use the a2jauthor.org website or accessing the A2J Author software application will constitute acceptance of this licensing agreement.