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MES terms and conditions - 最终用户许可协议

MES 最终用户许可协议

最后修订: 2019 年 1 月 — 大中华区版本

重要提示 — 使用 MES 产品须遵守许可限制。在使用 MES 产品之前,请仔细阅读本《最终用户许可协议》(“EULA”)。如果您不同意 EULA,请不要安装或使用 MES 产品。

您本人或您所代表的商业实体(“被许可方”)将 MES 产品作为永久或订阅许可所遵守的许可条款和条件,受以下规定的制约,该产品由 Model Engineering Solutions GmbH(企业地址:Waldenserstraße 2-4, 10551 Berlin, Germany(以下称为“许可方”或“MES”))制造。

如果许可方向被许可方提供补充(例如补丁、文档修订)或 MES 产品的新版本(例如更新、升级),以在软件支持和维护协议的范围内替换 MES 产品的先前版本,纠正缺陷或进行其他操作,则更新版本的 MES 产品应遵守本 EULA 中规定的使用条款,除非与我们公司以书面形式达成不同的协议。

 

1 定义,解释

以下定义适用于 EULA:

"指定地区" 指中华人民共和国的地理区域,包括香港特别行政区、澳门特别行政区和中国台湾。

"文档" 是指由 MES 提供的书面信息,它是 MES 产品的一部分,描述了软件预期操作的功能和各个方面,例如教程、用户指南和产品描述,文档以印刷形式或电子形式分发,自 MES 产品运至被许可方之日起生效。

“加密狗” 指一个连接到计算机的小硬件,它被用作副本保护或数字版权管理的一种形式,来验证已安装的 MES 产品。

“订阅许可” 是指允许在规定的时间段(订阅时间)内根据 EULA 使用许可的 MES 产品的许可。

"侵权索赔" 是指第三方对被许可方提出的索赔,该索赔声称被许可方根据 EULA 使用 MES 产品侵犯了指定地区内第三方的知识产权。

"许可" 指 EULA 规定的使用权。

"许可证书" 指许可方的书面确认书,指明 EULA 下 MES 产品的许可的类型。

"许可文件" 指运行 MES 产品的具体技术细节

"许可保护" 是指保护许可方的某一许可类型免受未经授权使用的机制。

"MES 产品" 指计算机程序 MES Model Examiner®、MES Test Manager®、MES Quality Commander®、MES 的最新模型重构工具,以及目标代码中的 MES M-XRAY® 及其文档。MES 产品还可能包括第三方根据单独的许可条款提供的软件,而这些许可条款可能受通常在 MES 产品的“自述文件”文件中提供的其他或额外条款和条件的约束。

“永久许可” 指允许根据 EULA 永久使用许可的 MES 产品的许可。

"质量缺陷" 对于 MES 产品而言,指其功能和质量与 EULA 约定的功能和质量存在偏差,而对于文档而言,指具有使用 MES 产品基本知识的普通谨慎用户凭借该文档和合理的努力不能理解 MES 产品的个别功能。

“第三方” 指许可方或被许可方以外的任何一方。

"许可类型" 指 EULA 第 4 节中定义的每个许可模型。

 

2 主题事项

本 EULA 的主题是使用许可方的 MES 产品,该产品是许可证书的主题。MES 产品应具有文档中规定和描述的功能和质量。被许可方能够在签署本 EULA 之前访问被许可方的申请上提供的文档,了解 MES 产品的功能及其对预期用途的适合性。许可方不应因如下因素对被许可方承担责任:MES 产品的任何其他功能或质量,特别是 MES 产品对于被许可方的任何具体预期用途的适合性或其对其正常用途的适合性,其对许可方或其员工公开或在广告中做出的描述和陈述遵从性,除非许可方已明确书面批准此类描述和声明。文档中 MES 产品的规格和描述不应被视为或解释为许可方对质量的保证。

 

3 许可范围

3.1 使用权 - 许可方授予被许可方非专有权利,允许被许可方根据支付适用许可费用之前的条件和本 EULA 的条款,在一定时间段内,在许可证书规定的范围内使用 MES 产品;这包括根据文档访问、安装、下载、复制产品的权利,或以其他方式通过使用 MES 产品功能获得利益的权利。MES 产品的使用权被授予指定地区,并且仅限于许可证书中规定的许可类型。被许可方只能在其内部使用 MES 产品。被许可方不得使用 MES 产品向第三方提供数据处理中心服务、外包服务或应用程序服务,不得未经许可方事先书面同意将 MES 产品的许可授予或再授予第三方。

3.2 所有权 - 除非在 EULA 中另有明确规定,否则 MES 产品和被许可方制作的所有 MES 产品副本 — 无论是否经过修改 — 中所有的权利(特别是版权),以及发明权和其他知识产权仍属于许可方独有。

3.3 分销商 - 分销商或许可方与之签订合同以销售和分销 MES 产品的其他第三方,除了根据许可方和分销商或其他第三方等双方签订的书面协议分销或销售 MES 产品的权利外,不对 MES 产品拥有任何权利。根据 EULA,任何此类分销商或其他第三方均不得被视为许可方的授权代表。此外,此类分销商和其他第三方无权与被许可方或用户签订单独的许可协议,也无权交付或以其他方式直接处理 MES 产品。

3.4 期限和终止 - EULA 自被许可方接受 EULA 或被许可方下载、安装、访问或使用 MES 产品时开始生效。在到期或根据本协议规定终止之前,EULA 应继续有效。在不损害任何其他权利的情况下,如果许可方违反或未能遵守本协议中所述的任何限制或其他要求,则 EULA 将自动终止,恕不另行通知。

如果被许可方使用许可的 MES 产品的权利被终止,特别是在退出 EULA 的情况下,被许可方应返还所有随 MES 产品收到的有形存储介质(如果有),并删除 MES 产品的所有副本,并应以书面形式向许可方确认该删除,除非被许可方根据强制性成文法规定有义务保留 MES 产品的副本。

 

4 许可类型

MES 产品根据以下许可模式获得许可:

4.1 加密狗许可 - “加密狗许可”允许被许可方一次在一台计算机上使用一个 MES 产品实例,但不限定于指定的计算机。通过将加密狗插入计算机的 USB 端口和许可文件授权在特定计算机上使用 MES 产品。不允许对计算机上安装的 MES 产品进行外部访问,例如远程桌面、Web 界面、命令行、批处理功能和持续集成服务器。不允许使用加密狗管理设备和软件。

4.2 节点锁定许可 - “节点锁定许可”允许被许可方使用一个 MES 产品实例,并通过其 MAC 地址限定在一台指定的计算机上。它使用被许可方和许可文件指定的计算机的 MAC 地址来授权使用 MES 产品。每个许可的 MES 产品的副本都应由被许可方仅在一台计算机上安装和使用。被许可方同意在安装或使用 MES 产品之前,向许可方提供将安装 MES 产品副本的每个计算机装置的 MAC 地址。不允许对计算机上安装的 MES 产品进行外部访问,例如远程桌面、Web 界面、命令行、批处理功能和持续集成服务器。

4.3 浮动网络许可 (FNL) - “浮动网络许可”允许被许可方在一个或多个工作站上使用一个或多个 MES 产品实例。许可服务器和许可文件共同对 MES 产品的使用授权。浮动网络许可的授予受以下限制的约束:

a. 除非许可方以书面形式另行批准,否则浮动网络许可应仅在其中一个指定地区使用。不得在指定区域外调用或使用浮动网络许可。

b. 可能有超时机制(延迟时间),这取决于许可的 MES 产品。许可证书提供有关任何适用的延迟时间的信息。

c. 不允许对计算机上安装的 MES 产品进行外部访问,例如远程桌面、Web 界面、命令行、批处理功能和持续集成服务器。

4.4 持续集成许可 (CIL) - “持续集成许可” CIL 允许被许可方在集中式自动化过程环境中使用 MES 产品。CIL 允许在外部装置上远程安装 MES 产品(如通过脚本)

适用于 MES 产品的使用的许可文件中规定了可以并行使用的实例总数。许可服务器和许可文件共同对 MES 产品的使用授权。除非许可方以书面形式另行批准,否则持续集成许可应仅在其中一个指定地区使用。不得在指定区域外调用或使用持续集成许可。

特定用户访问 CIL 时需要该用户的客户端访问许可 (CAL)。因此,在给定用户数量的团队中使用 CIL 时,每一个可以访问集中式过程环境的用户都需要 CAL。访问应定义为在集中式过程环境中操作 MES 产品或访问输出,例如 MES 产品创建的报告。CAL 不允许使用 MES 产品的图形用户界面功能、配置或批处理功能。

 

5 许可保护,机密性

5.1 许可保护 - MES 产品包含许可保护。被许可方不得为了消除、规避、复制或以任何其他方式操纵许可保护,而通过使用任何技术手段、硬件或软件来规避或试图规避许可保护。这明确包括复制 MES 产品,借助虚拟机绕过保护机制,以及通过设备服务器或其他网络技术间接使用加密狗。不允许机械化或自动化签出或签入 MES 产品的许可密钥的过程,包括运行第二个软件会话或重新启动许可管理器来实现最小化任何程序的许可签出时间的主要目的,或以其他方式使预期的许可管理器操作失灵。禁止任何规避许可保护的企图,该企图严重违反 EULA。

5.2 保密性 - 被许可方应仅允许可以在本 EULA 的参数之内使用许可的 MES 产品授权用户使用 MES 产品。除非经 EULA 明确授权,否则被许可方不得将 MES 产品提供给任何第三方,不得将 MES 产品或任何许可密钥用于除行使根据本协议明确授予许可方的权利之外的任何其他目的。许可方同意与 MES 合作并协助 MES 识别和防止未经授权使用、复制或披露 MES 产品、文档或 MES 产品或文档的任何部分。

5.3 用户 - 根据条款 5.1(许可保护)、5.2(机密性)、7(限制)和 8(出口)的规定,许可方应仅对与其签订雇佣协议或其他书面协议的用户授权,该协议规定的用户义务不少于 EULA 中规定的条款,特别是对于本协议中规定的内容而言。若被许可方的用户违反 EULA 的规定,则被许可方应对许可方承担全部责任。

 

6 转让

如果 (i) 被许可方完全且永久停止使用 MES 产品,(ii) 被许可方已将 MES 产品的所有原始副本移交给某一第三方,且被许可方已删除其方制作的所有副本,和 (iii) 该第三方已向许可方书面表示同意遵守 EULA 中关于 MES 产品的使用和转让的条款,则被许可方可将 MES 产品转让给该第三方。将许可或任何许可用户的主要位置转移到另一个指定地区,或签订合同以供全球使用,可能会另外收费。

 

7 限制

许可受以下明确规定的限制:

7.1 专有标记 - 被许可方不得删除或销毁贴在 MES 产品上或 MES 产品中包含的任何专有标记或专有图例。

7.2 复制 - 只要所有复制副本上保留所有必需的专有标记,被许可方就可以无需另外支付费用来复制文档并仅供被许可方使用。除非是对于根据 EULA 按预期使用 MES 产品或正常存档实践有必要,或者根据适用法律获得许可,否则禁止复制 MES 产品。不允许将激活密钥、登录凭据和/或许可文件披露或转让给第三方,不允许第三方使用它们。

7.3 禁止修改、反编译等 - 被许可方不得复制、修改、改编、翻译 MES 产品或相关文档,或基于 MES 产品或相关文档创建衍生品。此外,除非适用法律明确允许,否则被许可方不得对许可的 MES 产品进行反向工程、反编译、反汇编,或以其他方式尝试发现许可的 MES 产品的源代码。不得修改任何专有标记、序列号或其他标识属性。不得访问、使他人能够访问、修改、翻译或部署 MES 产品生成的临时中间文件。

7.4 禁止互联网、网络或虚拟应用程序 - 被许可方无权通过互联网或网络应用程序(例如 Citrix、Microsoft 远程桌面或其他终端/设备服务器)直接或间接访问许可的 MES 产品或其许可保护机制,无权授予第三方此类访问权限。此限制不包括在第 4 节允许的浮动网络许可和持续集成许可的框架内使用许可的 MES 产品。此外,在独立于实体计算机的虚拟机上将许可的 MES 产品作为应用程序运行,可以在授予的许可的数量或类型之外或独立于该数量或类型而使用使许可的 MES 产品,被许可方无权这样做。

 

8 出口

被许可方不得以某种方式在被美国出口规定或其他出口法律法规、限制或规定(以下简称“出口法律”)禁止出口的国家使用 MES 产品,不得将 MES 产品运输、转移或出口到该国家。如果 MES 产品根据出口法律受到出口管制,则被许可方保证其不是被禁运国家的公民或居民,并且被许可方未被出口法律禁止接收 MES 产品。所有使用 MES 产品的权利被授予的条件是,如果被许可方未能满足本 EULA 的条款和条件,则这些权利无效。

 

9 审计权利

在至少提前十五 (15) 天通知后,许可方可以审核被许可方是否遵守本 EULA 的条款和条件,前提是此类审核应在正常工作时间内进行,并且不得不合理地干扰操作或使被许可方的机密信息受到危险。此类审核只能由受专业保密或其他保密义务约束的独立专家进行。此类专家只能在许可方要求的情况下向许可方提供此类信息(如果有),供许可方对被许可方违反许可方知识产权的的行为提出索赔和进行起诉,或识别可能违反本 EULA 的或其他合同责任的行为。如果此类检查发现被许可方不遵守 EULA,则许可方可以执行本 EULA 或法律规定的任何或所有权利和补救措施,包括但不限于追回此类审核费用的权利。

 

10 有限保修

10.1 无质量缺陷 - 许可方保证,软件产品在风险通过时没有质量缺陷,并且不侵犯指定地区的第三方的任何权利。如果发现提供 MES 产品的介质有缺陷,并且被许可方在交付后 14 天内通知许可方,则许可方将更换交付给被许可方的 MES 产品副本。

10.2 被许可方通知 - 被许可方应以书面形式通知许可方任何缺陷,并且不得有不当拖延。无论是依据何种法律依据或理论,都应以其他方式排除保修索赔的主张。

10.3 纠正质量缺陷 - 许可方应修理或更换有缺陷的 MES 产品或其个别的零件来自行纠正质量缺陷。

10.4 新版本的 MES 产品 - 许可方可以用更新版本的 MES 产品更换有缺陷的 MES 产品,前提是 (i) 更换后的 MES 产品的性能和功能至少与要更换的 MES 产品相同,或者 (ii) 更换不需要被许可方做不适当的调整(例如使用不同的操作系统或更高性能的硬件)。为避免疑义,由于 MES 产品结构的微小变化而需要人员进行额外的培训,则不得被解释为上述句子含义中的不必要整。

10.5 变通方法 - 如果质量缺陷无法通过修理或更换 MES 产品得以纠正,则许可方可以向被许可方提供相应缺陷的变通方法。在合理的范围内,此类变通方法应视为对质量缺陷的纠正。

10.6 法定权利 - 被许可方根据强制性成文法减少付款、退出协议,以及在质量缺陷情况下就损失或无效费用提出索赔的权利不受影响。

10.7 通知和赔偿 - 被许可方应通知许可方任何侵权索赔,并提供合理的详细信息,不得无故拖延。许可方应立即完全承担被许可方针对此类侵权索赔的任何庭内或庭外抗辩活动,并应向被许可方赔偿所有合理的费用和成本,包括合理的律师费和最终判定由被许可方承担的损害赔偿。

如果 (a) 最终且具有约束力的法院判决确认,MES 允许被许可方在指定地区使用 MES 产品而侵犯第三方的知识产权,或 (b) 初步禁令适当地送达被许可方,或 (c) 许可方承认 MES 产品侵犯了第三方的知识产权,则许可方应立即为被许可方获得不可撤销的许可发布,使被许可方免于因过去使用 MES 产品而面临此类侵权索赔,而被许可方不支付费用;并在面临侵权索赔的情况下,许可方做以下其中一项事情,使被许可方能继续使用 MES 产品:

  • 为被许可方购买许可,使被许可方将来免费使用 MES 产品,如果无法获得此类权利,
  • 修改或更换 MES 产品,以使其不侵权,并令该第三方满意,同时保留其形式、适合性和功能性。

10.8 未能承担 - 如果在被许可方发出通知后三十 (30) 天内,许可方未能根据上一节所述完全承担被许可方的抗辩,则被许可方可以进行抗辩,而许可方应偿还被许可方进行抗辩所产生的费用,包括合理的律师费和在 MES 允许使用 MES 产品的情况下,最终判定由被许可方承担的损害赔偿。

10.9 被许可方的协助 - 被许可方应根据许可方的书面请求并在许可方承担费用的情况下,向许可方提供合理的协助,以支持许可方对侵权索赔进行和解和/或抗辩。若被许可方根据本节规定进行抗辩,则许可方同意为被许可方提供此类合理的协助。

10.10 根据第 10 节不承担任何责任 - 如果侵权索赔或质量缺陷完全因为被许可方不遵守 EULA,而对 MES 产品进行改装或修改或使用,则根据本第 10 节,许可方不应对被许可方承担责任。

10.11 无保证 - 如果 MES 产品是免费副本、预发行版本、beta 测试版本、演示产品或不用于转售的免费副本 (NFR 副本),则本第 10 节的保证将无效。

 

11 许可方责任

除非符合以下条款,否则不得以任何法律理由对许可方(包括其法定代表和代理人)提出损害索赔:

11.1 许可方对故意行为承担责任,并且在法律强制规定责任的情况下,包括但不限于产品责任法适用的情况,有可能造成伤害或损害健康或死亡的情况,或者许可的 MES 产品缺少许可方保证的功能而造成严重损害的情况。

11.2 如果上述规定均不适用,则许可方应承担以下责任:

a. 在重大过失的情况下。在这种情况下,财产和资产损害的责任应限于可合理预测的损害金额,除非损害是由许可方执行机构的成员或许可方的授权经理造成的,或除非违反了为合理地履行合同而必须履行的基本合同义务以及合同伙伴可合理地期望履行的基本合同义务(基本义务)。

b. 在轻微过失的情况下,违反了基本义务。在这种情况下,财产损害和财务损失的赔偿责任应限于在这种情况下可合理预期的损害。

11.3 如果数据丢失,许可方在上述条件下只承担且最高承担恢复数据的费用,且许可方承担该责任的条件是被许可方已经执行适当的数据备份。

11.4 不承担任何责任。这尤其适用于由缺陷间接造成的间接损害,包括利润损失或未实现储蓄目标。

11.5 在可能且法律允许的范围内,协议各方明确同意,许可方的责任不包括任何惩罚性赔偿。

 

12 公开使用被许可方的名称

被许可方同意公开将其名称用作 MES 产品的被许可方,除非被许可方以书面形式通知 MES 它不同意。

 

13 其他

13.1 书面形式要求 - 对本协议的任何修改或补充必须以书面形式作出,并且必须明确标明。这也适用于此书面形式要求。

13.2 可分割性 - 如果上述任何条款无效,则其余条款将继续完全有效。

13.3 标题 - EULA 中的任何标题仅供参考,不得影响 EULA 的解释。

13.4 弃权 - 许可方未能执行或放弃 EULA 规定的任何权利,不得被解释为放弃未来的权利。

13.5 法律选择 - 除 EULA 的规定与强制性法律规定不同的情况外,后者也适用。本协议受德意志联邦共和国法律(不包括《联合国国际货物销售合同公约 (CISG)》)的约束。

13.6 管辖地 - 由 EULA 引起或与 EULA 有关的任何纠纷、争议、差异或索赔,包括 EULA 的存在、有效性、解释、履行、违反或终止,或由此引起的或与之相关的非合同义务的任何争议,应根据在提交仲裁通知时实施的香港国际仲裁中心 (HKIAC) 仲裁规则,提交至 HKIAC,并根据 HKIAC 做出的仲裁得以最终解决。仲裁员的数量应为一人。

13.7 商标声明 - MES Model Examiner®、MES Test Manager®、MES Quality Commander®、MES M-XRAY® 在德国是注册商标。本文档中引用的所有其他商标均为其各自所有者的财产。

 

MES terms and conditions - Evaluation license end user license agreement

MES EVALUATION LICENSE AGREEMENT

Last amended: May 2017

IMPORTANT – THE USE OF MES PRODUCTS IS SUBJECT TO LICENSE RESTRICTIONS. PLEASE READ THIS EVALUATION LICENSE AGREEMENT ("Agreement") CAREFULLY BEFORE USING MES PRODUCTS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE AGREEMENT, DO NOT INSTALL OR USE A MES PRODUCT.

The following provisions govern the license terms and conditions for using a MES Product, manufactured by Model Engineering Solutions GmbH, business address: Waldenserstraße 2-4, 10551 Berlin, Germany (hereinafter "Licensor”) by you personally or the business entity on whose behalf you are acting ("Licensee") for evaluation purposes only.

 

1 DEFINITIONS, INTERPRETATION

The following definitions apply to the EULA:

"Designated Territory" shall mean the geographical area (Europe, Asia and/or the Americas) set forth in the License Certificate.

"Documentation" means written information, provided by the Licensor that is part of the MES Product and that describes the features and various aspects of the software's intended operation, e.g., tutorials, user guides, and product descriptions, whether distributed in print or electronic form, that are in effect as of the date on which the MES Product is shipped to the Licensee.

“Dongle” means a small piece of hardware that connects to a PC and that is used as a form of copy protection or digital rights management to authenticate a piece of installed MES Product.

"Evaluation Period" means the period of days, authorized by Licensor to Licensee to run the MES Product for evaluation purposes. Under no circumstances the Evaluation Period shall exceed 28 days without MES‘ prior written consent.

"License" is the right of use of a purchased MES Product under its end user license agreement.

"License Certificate" shall mean the written confirmation by the Licensor, specifying the Type of License for a MES Product under the Agreement.

"License Files" shall mean the specific technical details to run the MES Product.

"License Protection" shall mean a mechanism that protects the Licensor against an unauthorized use of a certain License Type.

"MES Product" shall mean the computer programs MES Model Examiner®, MES Test Manager®, MES Quality Commander® and MES M-XRAY®, owned by the Licensor, in object code along with its Documentation. MES Products may also include software by Third Parties, which are provided under separate license terms that may be subject to other or additional terms and conditions, which are typically provided in a "Read Me"-file of a MES Product.

“Third Party” shall mean any party other than the Licensor or the Licensee.

"Type of License" shall mean each of the license models defined in Section 4 of the Agreement.

 

2 SUBJECT MATTER

Subject matter of this Agreement is the use of a MES Product by the Licensor that is subject of a License Certificate. The MES Product shall have the functionality and quality specified and described in the Documentation. The Licensee was able to access the Documentation provided on Licensees’ request prior to the execution of this Agreement and has informed itself about the functionality of the MES Product and its fitness for the intended use.

 

3 SCOPE OF LICENSE

3.1 Right of Use - Subject to Licensee’s compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Licensor grants to Licensee a nonexclusive, non-transferable license, solely during the Evaluation Period, to use and operate the MES Product solely for the purpose of evaluating the MES Product for a potential purchase of a License. The right of use of the MES Product is granted for the Designated Territory and limited to the Type of License as provided in the License Certificate. The Licensee may only use the MES Product for its internal use. The Licensee shall not use the MES Product to render data processing centre services, outsourcing services or application services to Third Parties and shall not let or sublicense the MES Product to Third Parties without the prior written consent of the Licensor.

3.2 Ownership - Unless explicitly set forth otherwise in the Agreement, all rights in the MES Product and in all copies made thereof by the Licensee – whether amended or not – in particular the copyright and the right to and on inventions and other intellectual property rights remain exclusively with the Licensor.

3.3 Term and Termination - The Agreement is effective upon Licensor's acceptance or upon Licensee’s downloading, installing, accessing or using the MES Product. The Agreement shall continue in effect until expiration of the Evaluation Period or termination as provided herein. Without prejudice to any other rights, the Agreement will terminate automatically without notice if Licensor breaches or fails to comply with any of the limitations or other requirements described herein. In case of a termination of the Licensee’s right of use in the licensed MES Product, in particular in case of a withdrawal from the Agreement, the Licensee shall return all tangible storage media with the MES Product received – if any – and delete all copies of the MES Product, unless the Licensee is obliged to retain copies of the MES Product pursuant to mandatory statutory law and shall confirm such deletion in writing to the Licensor. The provisions of Sections 5.2 and 8 shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement for any reason.

 

4 TYPES OF LICENSES

MES Products are licensed under the following licensing models:

4.1 Dongle License - A "Dongle License" permits the Licensee the use of one instance of the MES Product at a time on a single PC, but is not fixed to a designated PC. The use of the MES Product on a specific PC is authorized by plugging a Dongle into the PC's USB port and by License Files. An external access to the MES Product installed on the workstation e.g. by remote desktops, web interfaces, command line integration, batch functionality and continuous integration servers is not permitted.

4.2 Node-Locked License - A "Node-Locked License" permits the Licensee the use of one instance of the MES Product and is fixed to one designated PC by the MAC address. It uses the MAC ad-dress of a PC specified by the Licensee and License Files to authorize the use of the MES Product. Each copy of the Licensed MES Product shall be installed and used by the Licensee on only one single computer. The Licensee agrees to provide the Licensor with the MAC address of each computer unit on which a copy of the MES Product will be installed, prior to installing or using the MES Product. An external access to the MES Product installed on the workstation e.g. by remote desktops, web interfaces, command line integration, batch functionality and continuous integration servers is not permitted.

4.3 Floating Network License (FNL) - A “Floating Network License“ permits the Licensee the use of one or more instances of the MES Product on a client and is limited only by the number of Licenses available on the Licensees’ server that is subject for the use of the MES Product. It uses this server and License Files to authorize the use of the MES Product. A Floating Network License is granted subject to the following restrictions:

a. Unless otherwise approved by the Licensor in writing, the Floating Network Licenses shall be used only in one of the Designated Territories. A Floating Network License must not be invoked or used from outside the Designated Territory. Global sharing of centrally installed licenses is not permitted.

b. Depending on the Licensed MES Product, a timeout mechanism (linger time) of 30 minutes may apply, i.e. the licenses are not released and made available to other users until 30 minutes after the last action triggering an automatic license check. The License Certificate provides information about any linger time applies.

c. An external access to the MES Product installed on the workstation e.g. by remote desktops, web interfaces, command line integration, batch functionality and continuous integration servers is not permitted.

4.4 Continuous Integration License (CIL) - A ”Continuous Integration License” permits the Licensee to use the MES Product in an automated process. It is allowed to trigger the MES Product by a script, server and by a continuous integration server. The MES Product is limited only by the number of licenses available for the server that is subject for the use of the MES Product. Unless otherwise approved by the Licensor in writing, the Continuous Integration License shall be used only in one of the Designated Territories. A Continous Integration License must not be invoked or used from outside that of the Designated Territory. Global sharing of centrally installed licenses is not permitted.

 

5 LICENSE PROTECTION, CONFIDENTIALITY

The MES Product contains a License Protection. Licensee may not circumvent or try to circumvent the License Protection, either by using any technical means, hardware or software, in order to eliminate, evade, duplicate or otherwise manipulate the License Protection, or in any other way. This expressly includes the reproduction of the MES Product, the bypassing of the protection mechanism by means of a virtual machine, and the indirect use of a Dongle via a device server or other network technique. It is not allowed to mechanize or automate the process of checking out or in license keys for the MES Product, including by running a second session of a software, or rebooting the license manager, for a principal purpose of minimizing the license check out time of any programs, or otherwise circumventing the intended license manager operation. Any attempt to circumvent the License Protection is prohibited and constitutes a material breach of the Agreement.

 

6 CONFIDENTIALITY

Licensee shall permit only authorized users, who may rightfully use the licensed MES Product. Except as expressly authorized by the Agreement, Licensee shall not make available the MES Product to any Third Party, or use it, or use the MES Product or any license key for any purpose other than exercising rights expressly granted to the Licensor hereunder. Licensor agrees to cooperate with and assist the Licensor in identifying and preventing any unauthorized use, copying, or disclosure of the MES Product, Documentation, or any portion thereof.

 

7 RESTRICTIONS

The License is subject to the express restrictions set forth below:

7.1 Proprietary Markings - The Licensee shall not remove or destroy any proprietary markings or proprietary legends placed upon or contained within the MES Product.

7.2 No Modification, Decompilation, Etc. - The Licensee shall not copy, modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works based upon the MES Product or associated documentation. Further, the Licensee shall not reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Licensed MES Product, unless this is expressly permitted by the applicable law. Any proprietary markings, serial numbers or other attributes of identification shall not be modified. It is not permitted to access, enable access to, modify, translate, or deploy temporary intermediate files produced by a MES Product.

7.3 No Internet, Network Or Virtual Applications - The Licensee is not authorized to access (directly or indirectly) the Licensed MES Product or its license protection mechanism via Internet or network applications (e.g., Citrix, Microsoft Remote Desktop or other terminal/device servers) or to grant Third Parties such access. This restriction does not include the use of the Licensed MES Product within the framework of a Floating Network License or within the Continuous Integration License as permitted under Section 4. Furthermore, the Licensee is not authorized to run the Licensed MES Product as an application program on a virtual machine separately from a physical PC where this enables the Licensed MES Product to be used outside or independently of the number or type of licenses granted.

 

8 EXPORT

The Licensee undertakes not to use the MES Product in a manner or to ship, transfer or export it to a country to which export is prohibited under the export provisions of the United States or other export laws, restrictions or provisions (hereinafter "Export Laws"). If the MES Product is also subject to export control pursuant to the Export Laws, the Licensee warrants that it is neither a citizen nor a resident of a country on which an embargo has been imposed and the Licensee is not prohibited under the Export Laws from receiving the MES Product. All rights to use the MES Product are granted subject to the condition that those rights are void if the Licensee fails to meet the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

 

9 AUDIT RIGHTS

Upon at least fifteen (15) days prior notice, the Licensor may audit the Licensee’s compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, provided that such audit(s) shall be conducted during normal business hours and in such a manner as not to interfere unreasonably with the operations or to endanger confidential information of the Licensee. Such audits may be conducted only by an independent expert who is subject to professional secrecy or otherwise bound to confidentiality. Such expert may provide the Licensor with such information only – if any – to the extent required by the Licensor to assert claims for and to prosecute Licensee’s breaches of intellectual property rights of the Licensor. If such an inspection reveals that the Licensee is not compliant with Agreement, the Licensor may exercise any or all rights and remedies provided under this Agreement or by law, including but not limited to the right to recover the cost of such audit.

 

10 NO WARRANTY

The MES Product is being submitted "as is". Licensor disclaims all warranties, conditions and representations with regards to the MES Product, including those related to fitness for a particular purpose, satisfactory quality, accuracy or completeness of results, conformance with the documentation, and rights of Third Parties.

 

11 LICENSORS LIABILITY

No claims for damages may be asserted against the Licensor (including its legal representatives and agents) on any legal grounds whatsoever except in compliance with the following terms:

11.1 The Licensor is liable for intentional acts and in cases where liability is mandatory by law, including, but not restricted to, cases where product liability law applies, where there is culpably caused injury or damage to health or loss of life, or material damage due to the absence from the licensed MES Product of features that are guaranteed by the Licensor.

11.2 If none of the foregoing applies, the Licensor is liable as follows:

a. In cases of gross negligence. In such cases, the liability for damage to property and assets shall be limited to the amount of damage that might reasonably be predicted, unless the damage is caused by members of the Licensor´s executive body or by the Licensor´s managers, or unless an essential contractual duty, which has to be fulfilled in order to reasonably fulfill the contract and which the contractual partner may reasonably expect to be fulfilled (cardinal duty), is violated.

b. In cases of slight negligence, in as much as a cardinal duty is violated. In such cases liability for damage to property and financial damage shall be limited to the damage that might reasonably be expected in such cases.

11.3 In the event of data loss, the Licensor is liable under the conditions stated above only for and up to the cost of recovering the data, and only on the condition that proper data backup has been performed by the Licensee.

11.4 No liability is otherwise accepted. This particularly applies to consequential harm caused indirectly by a defect, including loss of profit or non-achievement of savings.

 

12 MISCELLANEOUS

12.1 Written Form Requirement - Any amendments or additions to this Agreement must be made in writing and must be expressly marked as such. This also applies to this written form requirement.

12.2 Severability - In the event that any of the above terms is or becomes invalid, the remaining terms shall continue in full force and effect.

12.3 Headings - Any headings in the Agreement are included for convenient reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of the Agreement.

12.4 Waiver - Any failure to enforce, or any waiver of, any right under the Agreement by the Licensor shall not be construed as a waiver of future rights.

12.5 Choice of Law - Except in cases where the provisions of the Agreement differ from the legal regulations, the latter shall apply additionally. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, excluding the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

12.6 Place of Jurisdiction - The courts of Berlin, Germany, shall have the exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes arising from or in connection with the Agreement.

12.7 Trademark Notice - MES Model Examiner®, MES Test Manager®, MES Quality Commander®, MES M-XRAY® are registered trademarks in Germany. All other trademarks referenced in the Documentation are the property of their respective owners.

 

MES terms and conditions - Support maintenance service end user license agreement

MODEL ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS GMBH - GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS ("GTC")

For: Support and Maintenance Services for MES Products with Perpetual Licenses
Last amended: January 2017

 

1 GENERAL

1.1 The following General Terms and Conditions shall apply for all contracts between Model Engineering Solutions GmbH, business address: Waldenserstraße 2-4, 10551 Berlin, Germany (hereinafter: "MES"), and its client (hereinafter: "Customer") for support and maintenance services.

1.2 Subject matter of the pertinent agreement is the provision of product updates for MES Products which the Customer has purchased as a Perpetual License and support by MES for the Customer in using MES Products.

1.3 Other General Terms and Conditions of either party shall not apply. This shall apply even if a contractual party has not expressly objected to the General Terms and Conditions of the other contractual party. Additional terms and conditions of the Customer shall require the express written consent of MES.

1.4 Offers are always non-binding. Contracts shall only come about upon written confirmation on the part of MES. If the service is rendered without the Customer first receiving an order confirmation, the contract shall come about when the rendering of the service commences.

 

2 DEFINITIONS

"Customer Support" shall mean support services to be rendered to the Customer during the times and to the extent stated in the corresponding agreement and/or the GTC.

"Designated Territory" shall mean the geographical area (Europe, Asia and/or the Americas) set forth in the License Certificate.

“Documentation” means written information, provided by MES, that is part of the MES Product and that describes the features and various aspects of the software's intended operation, e.g., tutorials, user guides, and product descriptions, whether distributed in print or electronic form, that are in effect as of the date on which the MES Product is shipped to the Customer as licensee of a MES Product.

"EULA" shall mean an End User License Agreement for a MES Product.

"Force Major" shall mean any event beyond the reasonable control of either party including, amongst other things, unpredictable adverse weather conditions, national industrial strikes (excluding strikes or labour disputes originated by or involving only the relevant party’s workforce or any part of it or the workforce of its agents or sub-contractors), war, acts of God, acts of terrorism, floods, earthquakes or civil disturbance.

"Infringement Claim" shall mean a claim by a third party against the Customer asserting that the Customer’s use of the MES Product in accordance with the EULA violates the third party’s intellectual property right in the Designated Territory.

"License Certificate" shall mean the written confirmation by MES, specifying the type of license and the Designated Territory for a MES Product under the EULA.

"Maintenance" shall mean the supply by MES to the Customer with updates and upgrades for the designated MES Product stated in the corresponding agreement and the GTC.

"MES Product" shall mean the computer programs MES Model Examiner®, MES Test Manager®, MES Quality Commander® and MES M-XRAY® in object code along with its Documentation. MES Products may also include software by Third Parties, which are provided under separate license terms that may be subject to other or additional terms and conditions, which are typically provided in a "Read Me"-file of a MES Product.

"Perpetual License" shall mean a license to use the Licensed MES Product in perpetuity under the EULA.

"Update" shall mean functional and/or feature improvements made to the MES Product at MES’s discretion, and which are deemed to be paid on the basis stated in the corresponding agreement that is intended to keep the current shipping version of the MES Product release competitive with related technology in the respective market, including but not limited to bug fixes, performance enhancements, improvements, or error corrections, but excluding Upgrades.

"Upgrade" shall mean the unique and significant functional and/or feature improvements made at MES’s discretion that are deemed to be a new software product for which Licensor charges separately, or for which MES provides a specific Upgrade path for licenses of previously released MES Product.

 

3 MAINTENANCE: RANGE OF SERVICES, RIGHTS OF USE

3.1 MES shall supply the Customer with updates and upgrades for the designated MES Product. The updates and upgrades shall be made available to the Customer electronically via the internet. The Customer has to register for the newsletter of MES on its website to receive the notification about updates and upgrades. The Customer is obliged to send a request to MES via email to its support email address, as provided by MES, to receive download links for the respective updates and upgrades that were notified in the actual respective newsletter.

3.2 The updates and upgrades shall only be provided with respect to the last software release supplied by MES for MES Product. The information provided by MES for MES Product, such as installation information and manuals, shall be updated by MES and made available to the Customer together with the update or upgrade.

3.3 Personal support on site at the Customer and customized changes to MES Product and restoration of data pools are not subject matter of this agreement.

3.4 All updates or upgrades shall be made available to the Customer on the basis of the EULA valid for a MES Product.

3.5 All licenses at a distinguished customer site have to be under maintenance. Support and maintenance services can not be purchased for individual licenses at one customer site.

 

4 CUSTOMER SUPPORT: RANGE OF SERVICES

4.1 MES shall also render the following services under Customer Support:

  • Advice and services in conjunction with MES Product functions;
  • Dealing with defects arising during the proper and intended use of MES Product or becoming apparent in the related Documentation.

4.2 The services also cover defects or other faults reported to MES about MES Product, regardless of use, by the Customer. This shall be without prejudice to the Customer's existing warranty claims.

4.3 Fault handling within the meaning of this agreement includes localisation of the cause, fault diagnosis and services aimed at rectifying the fault (especially patches and service packs). MES accepts no responsibility for rectification of the fault. MES can also opt to provide fault handling in the form of a workaround, update or upgrade delivery and, after liaison with the Customer, also by supplying a new version.

4.4 Customer Support does not include:

  • Services outside agreed support hours;
  • Services for MES Product not used under the operating conditions stipulated by MES;
  • Services for MES Product changed by programming work not carried out by MES;
  • Services for computer programs or parts thereof not forming part of MES Product;
  • Services for a MES Product with a release version no longer maintained by MES;
  • Services required because the Customer fails to meet duties to participate.

4.5 Customer Support shall be rendered during MES' service hours that are from Monday to Friday between 9 am to 5 pm CET/CEST excluding German public holidays.

4.6 Upon receipt of a sufficiently specific fault description, sent via email to MES' to the support email address, which includes the fault behaviour, affected product components and steps already taken, the stated reaction times pursuant to MES offer shall apply. A specific reaction time is not provided. The reaction shall be within a reasonable time period.

4.7 If failing to meet a given performance period is due to events for which MES is not answerable, also in the event of Force Majeure, the performance periods shall be postponed by the duration of the resulting downtime plus a reasonable period for recommencing provision of the services.

 

5 THE CUSTOMER’S DUTIES TO PARTICIPATE, DATA BACKUP

It shall be the Customer's sole responsibility to install the update or upgrade. It is also the Customer's responsibility to regularly back up data, especially before installing updates or upgrades.

 

6 REMUNERATION

6.1 For the contractually agreed services for Maintenance and Customer Support the Customer shall owe the pertinent agreed remuneration due and payable for the agreed term in advance, within 14 days after invoicing at the latest. Unless agreed otherwise in a particular case, prices are quoted "net", plus the pertinent sales tax valid at the time. Payments shall only be deemed rendered once they have been credited to a MES bank account.

6.2 The Customer can only offset against undisputed or legally established claims; this also applies for the assertion of a right of retention.

 

7 WARRANTY

7.1 Free of defects - MES and the Customer are aware that independently of the current state of the art, defects in MES Product cannot be excluded completely even when taking the greatest possible care; unlimited functionality of MES Product and/or correction of all defects cannot therefore be completely warranted. MES warrants that the services are free of defects at the time the risk passes and does not infringe any rights of third parties in the Designated Territory.

7.2 Notification by Customer - The Customer shall notify MES of any defect in writing and without undue delay. The assertion of warranty claims is otherwise excluded.

7.3 Rectification of Quality Defects - MES shall rectify defects at its own election by either repairing or replacing the defective MES Product or respective parts thereof.

7.4 New Versions of MES Product - MES may replace a defective MES Product with newer versions of the same, provided that (i) the replacement is at least equal in performance and functionality to MES Product to be replaced and (ii) the replacement does not require undue adjustments on the Customer’s side, (e.g. the use of a different operating system or hardware with higher performance). For the avoidance of doubt, additional training of personnel required due to minor changes in the structure of MES Product shall not be construed as undue adjustment in the meaning of the aforesaid sentence.

7.5 Workarounds - If a Quality Defect cannot be rectified by repairing or replacing MES Product, MES may provide the Customer with workarounds for the respective defect. To the extent reasonable, such workarounds shall be considered a rectification of the Quality Defect.

7.6 Statutory Rights - The Customer’s rights pursuant to mandatory statutory law to lower payment, withdraw from the agreement and to claim damages or futile expenses in case of a Quality Defect remain unaffected.

7.7 Notification and Indemnification - The Customer shall notify MES without undue delay of any Infringement Claim giving reasonable details. The MES shall promptly assume full control over any court- or out-of-court defense activities of the Customer against such Infringement Claim and shall indemnify the Customer of all reasonable expenses and costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees and damages finally awarded against the Customer.

If (a) a final and binding court decision confirms the infringement of Third Party’s intellectual property rights through the use of MES Product by the Customer in the Designated Territory, or (b) a preliminary injunction is properly served upon the Customer, or (c) MES concedes that MES Product infringes third party’s intellectual property right, MES shall promptly procure an irrevocable release for the Customer, free of cost to the Customer, from such alleged Infringement Claim(s) for past use; and for continued use of MES Product, subject to the Infringement Claim(s), do one of the following:

  • procure for the Customer a license for future use MES Product free of charge for the Customer, and if unable to procure such right,
  • modify or replace MES Product so as to make it non-infringing to the satisfaction of such third party while retaining their form, fit and functionality.

7.8 Failure To Assume Control - If MES fails to assume full control over the defense of the Customer as set forth in the section above within thirty (30) days upon notification by the Customer, the Customer may conduct the defense and MES shall reimburse the Customer for the costs incurred by it including reasonable attorney’s fees and damages finally awarded against the Customer.

7.9 Assistance by the Customer - The Customer shall provide, upon the written request by MES and at the expense of MES, reasonable assistance to MES to support MES in the settlement of and/or defense against the Infringement Claim. MES agrees to provide such reasonable assistance to the Customer where the Customer undertakes to conduct the defense pursuant the provisions of this Section.

 

8 LIABILITY

No claims for damages may be asserted against MES (including its legal representatives and agents) on any legal grounds whatsoever except in compliance with the following terms:

8.1 The MES is liable for intentional acts and in cases where liability is mandatory by law, including, but not restricted to, cases where product liability law applies, where there is culpably caused injury or damage to health or loss of life, or material damage due to the absence from the services that are guaranteed by MES.

8.2 If none of the foregoing applies, MES is liable as follows:

a. In cases of gross negligence. In such cases, the liability for damage to property and assets shall be limited to the amount of damage that might reasonably be predicted, unless the damage is caused by members of the executive body or managers of MES, or unless an essential contractual duty, which has to be fulfilled in order to reasonably fulfill the contract and which the contractual partner may reasonably expect to be fulfilled (cardinal duty), is violated.

b. In cases of slight negligence, in as much as a cardinal duty is violated. In such cases liability for damage to property and financial damage shall be limited to the damage that might reasonably be expected in such cases.

8.3 In the event of data loss, MES is liable under the conditions stated above only for and up to the cost of recovering the data, and only on the condition that proper data backup has been performed by the Customer.

8.4 No liability is otherwise accepted. This particularly applies to consequential harm caused indirectly by a defect, including loss of profit or non-achievement of savings.

 

9 DURATION OF CONTRACT / TERMINATION

9.1 The concluded contract has the term as individually agreed between the Customer and MES.

9.2 An ordinary termination is excluded. This shall be without prejudice to the right to terminate for good cause.

9.3 Termination shall require the written form.

 

10 CONFIDENTIALITY, DATA PROTECTION

10.1 MES and the Customer undertake to keep business secrets and other information marked confidential secret. Passing on such information to persons who are not involved in concluding, executing or winding up the contractual relationship is permitted - in so far as there is no statutory duty - only with the written consent of the other contractual partner. Unless the contractual parties have agreed other-wise, this obligation shall end three years after the pertinent information becomes known, but not before the contractual relationship between MES and the Customer ends. The contractual partners shall also impose these obligations on their employees and any third parties they might involve.

10.2 In so far as MES has access to the Customer's personal data, this shall only be as a contract data processor, so that such data shall be processed and used by MES only to carry out the contract and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations. The Customer shall draw MES's attention to any requirements such as compliance with deletion and blocking duties. The Customer shall bear any detrimental consequences of such instructions on the execution of the contract. The contractual partners shall also impose these obligations on their employees and any third parties they might involve.

 

11 FINAL PROVISIONS

11.1 MES Model Examiner®, MES Test Manager®, MES Quality Commander® and MES M-XRAY® are registered trademarks in Germany.

11.2 MES Products and their updates and upgrades may be subject to export and import restrictions; in particular, there may be permit requirements and/or their use or associated technologies may be subject to restrictions abroad. Fulfilment of the contract by MES is subject to the provision that this is not prevented by any impediments arising from national or international foreign trade legislation or by any other regulations.

11.3 Unless expressly agreed otherwise, all declarations by the parties shall always require the written form. This shall also apply to the revoking of this written form requirement. The parties are in agreement that transmission by fax and email satisfy the written form requirement, in so far as receipt of the same can be proven.

11.4 Should individual provisions be invalid, this shall have no effect on the validity of the remaining provisions. A valid or feasible provision shall be agreed instead of the void or infeasible one that comes closest to the commercial intention of the void or infeasible provision.

11.5 The place of fulfilment is where MES has its registered offices. German law with the exclusion of UN international trade law and laws referring to foreign jurisdictions shall apply.

11.6 Legal forum for all legal disputes arising under contracts and for all disputes relating to the creation and effectiveness of those contractual relationships with respect to merchants, a legal person under public law or a special fund under public law is where MES has its registered offices. The above notwithstanding, MES shall be entitled to assert claims under the Customer's registered address.

 

MES terms and conditions - Software development

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOFTWARE

Last update: December 2008

 

1 SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT

1.1 MES shall develop computer programs/software (in the following: programs) as specified in writing, on the basis of MES’s rules for development and documentation, following the current state of the art. Those requirements finally defined pursuant to § 2.3 (final specification) and § 4.2 shall be binding.

1.2 If MES inserts standard routines into the programs, MES may deliver them in object code without any documentation referring to their source code. At the customer's request, MES shall render maintenance services for these routines. Details shall be agreed on separately.

 

2 PERFORMANCES

2.1 Each party shall name a project manager. Both shall have the authority to make the necessary decisions or shall obtain authorization for them in a timely manner. The project manager of MES shall put decisions in writing. The customer’s project manager shall provide all required information. MES’s project manager shall contact the customer’s project manager as is required to ensure the proper performance of the mutual obligations.

2.2 In concert with the customer, MES shall prepare a detailed time schedule for the performance of the tasks at the beginning of the performance and revise it from time to time if necessary. MES shall regularly inform the customer of the progress of the performances on the basis of this schedule. In addition, the customer may review all documents generated for the performances under the contract and obtain copies, subject to reimbursement of MES’s costs.

2.3 If it is necessary to detail the customer’s requirements listed in the contract or requested pursuant to § 4, MES shall develop a detailed specification with the customer’s assistance and shall submit it to the customer for approval. The customer shall respond in writing within 14 days. The approved detailed specification shall be the basis for the realization of the programs. In the course of the realization of the programs, the detailed specification may be further detailed by MES with the customer’s assistance.

2.4 The services shall be performed at the customer’s location to the extent necessary.

 

3 RIGHTS OF USE

3.1 All rights in the programs arising from the performance of the contract shall accrue to the customer.

3.2 MES shall not be restricted to use the gained know-how and to develop and distribute software in the same application area as the programs developed for the customer, provided that MES complies with § 10.

 

4 CHANGE REQUESTS

4.1 If the customer requests MES to undertake any modification of the agreed on requirements including any addition to it, and if the requested modification is reasonable and acceptable, MES shall agree. If the realization of such a request results in any burden on MES's side, MES is entitled to an appropriate adap-tation of the terms of the contract, in particular to the extension of time for the completion of the programs and/or to additional compensation.

4.2 Modifications and resulting adaptations of the terms of the contract must be confirmed in writing by both parties. If the customer requests a modification orally, MES may request the customer to deliver it in writing, or MES may confirm it in writing. If MES confirms the customer’s request for modification in writing, the wording of MES’s confirmation shall be deemed to express the customer's requirements correctly, unless the customer objects in writing without delay.

4.3 MES shall submit requests for adaptations of the contract without delay. The customer shall notify MES without delay, if the customer disagrees with the requested adaptation.

 

5 DELIVERIES AND ACCEPTANCE/span>

5.1 At the customer’s request, MES shall install the programs, subject to reimburse-ment of MES´s costs. In this event, the customer shall confirm the installation in writing.

5.2 The customer agrees to test the programs and to confirm their acceptance in writing if the programs meet the final specification. The customer shall test in particular those parts of the programs which will be used only occasionally, for instance at the end of the year.
Unless otherwise agreed, the acceptance test period shall be three (3) weeks.
At the customer’s request, MES shall support the customer in performing an acceptance test. In this event the customer may supply test data or test sequences, however no later than one (1) week before the performance of the acceptance test.

5.3 It shall be deemed that the customer has accepted the programs according to agreement if the customer has not reported a material defect within two (2) weeks after the agreed on acceptance test period.

5.4 If partial deliveries are specified, each partial delivery is subject to acceptance by the customer. The interaction of the components of each partial delivery shall be tested with the last partial delivery.

 

6 CHARGES AND PAYMENTS

6.1 Unless otherwise agreed, all support (including specifically installation, brief or extended training, consultancy) shall be reimbursed on the basis of costs incurred. Working time, traveling expenses and incidental expenses shall be paid in accordance with MES´s price list. MES may submit invoices on a monthly basis.

6.2 In case the value of an order exceeds EUR 25.000, a fixed price shall be paid as follows, unless otherwise agreed on in the contract:

  • 30 % with the conclusion of the contract,
  • 50 % with delivery,
  • 20 % with acceptance.

All support (including specifically installation, brief or extended training, consultancy) shall be reimbursed separately unless it is expressly included in the fixed price.

6.3 Payments shall be due without deductions thirty (30) days after invoicing.

6.4 Duties, taxes and levies including VAT – if applicable – shall be paid by the customer on all prices.

6.5 If payments are delayed, the customer shall not be allowed to use the programs.

 

7 MES'S CLAIMS, MES'S DELAY

7.1 In the event of any circumstances for which MES is not responsible and which adversely affect the performance of the contractual obligations, including strike and lock-out, MES is entitled to an appropriate adaptation of the terms of the contract, in particular to an appropriate extension of the delivery date. If the cause is attributable to the customer and results in additional efforts to MES, MES is also entitled to additional compensation.

7.2 If MES's delay exceeds 30 days, the customer is entitled for every subsequent week to a penalty of 0.5 % of the value of that part of the programs that cannot be used in accordance with the purpose of the contract, but the penalty shall be limited to 5 % of the total contract value.

 

8 CORRECTIONS OF DEFECTS

8.1 If the customer finds, in the course of correct use of the programs, what the customer believes to be a defect in a program, the customer shall provide MES with a written report containing reasonably specific information as to the nature of the defect and the conditions under which it occurs, in writing, if so requested by MES
The customer is only entitled to raise claims, if the customer can reproduce it or demonstrate it by using computer output.
Upon request, the customer shall give all necessary support to MES, and in particular provide a copy of the relevant program being used when the defect appeared. The customer shall provide testing time on the customer's IT-system and install corrections delivered by MES.

8.2 MES shall, without delay and at no cost to the customer, effect subsequent performance (i.e. at MES’s discretion replace the defective program or correct any defects). If a defect substantially restricts the use of the programs, MES shall provide a workaround, if needed, so that the defect is not substantial any longer.

8.3 The obligation to effect subsequent performance is expressly excluded if the customer modifies the programs or manipulates them in any other way, unless the customer proves that the defect did not result from the modification or manipulation.

8.4 If the customer cannot prove that a reported defect has turned out to be a defect, MES shall be entitled to reimbursement of MES’s costs for the investigation of the alleged defect.

 

9 MES'S LIABILITY

9.1 If MES is in delay with the primary or subsequent performance, the customer is entitled to ask for it within an adequate period of time. If MES definitely fails to effect the primary or the subsequent performance, in particular to cure the breach of contract within the notified period, the customer may exercise its statutory rights, claims for damages within the limitations pursuant to § 9.3. MES is entitled to set a period within which the customer must declare whether or not the customer still requests primary or subsequent performance. If the customer does not request primary or subsequent performance timely, the customer cannot claim for it any longer.

9.2 The period of warranty (the limitation period for claims based on defects) shall be 24 months.

9.3 MES – including any person engaged in performing any obligation under this contract – shall be liable for damages under any claim based on normal negligence only if MES breaches a basic obligation of the contract which puts the contract goal at risk (cardinal obligation). In this event, MES’s liability shall be restricted to the higher of the following amounts:

  • EUR 100,000.00,
  • The contract value,
  • The characteristic and foreseeable damages.

The customer is entitled to claim for a higher maximum, but MES may then require a surcharge for the aggravated risk.
The restrictions shall not apply if and to the extent to which damages are covered under MES's business liability insurance and the insurance company has effected payment to MES. MES agrees to maintain the coverage of this insurance as provided at the time of the execution of the contract.
Claims for personal injury shall remain unaffected.

 

10 CONFIDENTIALITY OBLIGATIONS

10.1 MES shall keep the customer's trade and business secrets confidential for an unlimited period of time, as well as all other information obtained by MES under or in connection with this contract designated in writing as confidential by the customer. However, MES shall have no obligation with respect to any information which is (i) already in MES’s possession at the time of the execution of the contract, (ii) independently developed by MES, or (iii) which is publicly known through no wrongful act of MES.

10.2Notwithstanding § 10.1, MES is not obliged to keep confidential any of MES’s ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques related to the development of software.

10.3MES shall obligate its employees to observe the above confidentiality obligations.

10.4MES may include the name the customer and a brief description of the rendered performances in a reference list. All other advertising references to the customer shall be discussed in advance with the customer.

 

11 MISCELLANEOUS

11.1 The contract and its modifications require written form.

11.2 The contract shall conform with and be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany without regard to its choice of law rules and excluding the provisions of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

11.3 If the customer is merchant in terms of law exclusive venue shall be MES's main place of business.

 

MES terms and conditions - Consultancy services

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES

Last update: December 2008

 

1 CONSULTANCY SERVICES

1.1 MES shall perform consultancy services in accordance with the current state of the art as specified in writing.

1.2 The customer shall support MES where required, in particular provide all required information.

 

2 COOPERATION

2.1 The customer shall name a contact person; MES shall name a customer consultant. Both shall have the authority to make the necessary decisions or shall obtain authorization for them in a timely manner. The customer consultant shall put decisions in writing. The contact person shall provide all required information. The customer consultant shall contact the contact person as is required to ensure the proper performance of the mutual obligations.

2.2 The services shall be performed at the customer's location if necessary, otherwise at MES’ location. In the first case, the customer shall provide MES’s employees with adequate working conditions.

 

3 CHARGES AND PAYMENTS

3.1 Unless otherwise agreed, the customer shall remunerate MES on the basis of costs incurred. Hourly rates, travel expenses and incidental expenses shall be paid in accordance with MES’ price list, unless otherwise agreed. MES may submit invoices on a monthly basis.
Persons engaged by MES shall fill out detailed time sheets which MES shall hand over to the customer if requested. The customer may audit these sheets at any time.
In case of fixed prices, travel and incidental expenses shall be reimbursed separately.

3.2 Payments shall be due within 30 days after invoicing./p>

3.3 Duties, taxes and levies including VAT – if applicable – shall be paid by the customer on all prices.

 

4 RIGHTS

4.1 All rights in the documents and results arising from the services shall accrue to the customer. MES shall not be restricted to use the gained know-how and to render similar consultancy services for other customers of MES, provided MES complies with § 6.

4.2 If MES provides documents or programs not developed under the contract, the customer may utilize them only within the framework of the work results under the contract and not isolated provided MES has notified the customer of such delivery in advance.

 

5 MES'S LIABILITY/span>

5.1 MES – including any person engaged in performing any obligation under this contract – shall be liable for damages under any claim based on normal negligence only if MES breaches a basic obligation of the contract which puts the contract goal at risk (cardinal obligation). In this event, MES’s liability shall be restricted to the higher of the following amounts:

  • EUR 100,000.00,
  • The contract value,
  • The characteristic and foreseeable damages.

The customer is entitled to claim for a higher maximum, but MES may then require a surcharge for the aggravated risk.
The restrictions shall not apply to the extent the damages are covered under MES’s business liability insurance and the insurance company has effected payment to MES. MES agrees to maintain the coverage of the business liability insurance as provided at the time of the execution of the contract.
Claims for personal injury shall remain unaffected.

5.2 If MES’ delay exceeds thirty (30) days, the customer is entitled, for every further week, to a penalty of 0.5 % of the value of those performances which cannot be used in accordance with the purpose of the contract, but the penalty shall be limited to 5 % of the total contract value.

 

6 CONFIDENTIALITY OBLIGATIONS

6.1 MES shall keep the customer's trade and business secrets confidential for an unlimited period of time, as well as all other information obtained by MES under or in connection with this contract designated in writing as confidential by the customer. However, MES shall have no obligation with respect to any information which is (i) already in MES’ possession at the time of the execution of the contract, (ii) independently developed by MES, or (iii) which is publicly known through no wrongful act of MES.

6.2 Notwithstanding § 6.1, MES is not obliged to keep confidential any of MES’ ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques related to the development of software.

6.3 MES shall obligate its employees to observe the above confidentiality obligations.

6.4 MES may include the name the customer and a brief description of the rendered performances in a reference list. All other advertising references to the customer shall be discussed in advance with the customer.

 

7 MISCELLANEOUS

7.1 The contract and its modifications require written form.

7.2 The contract shall conform with and be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany without regard to its choice of law rules and excluding the provisions of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Exclusive venue shall be MES's main place of business.

 

MES terms and conditions - Training workshops

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Last amended: November 2017

 

COST AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

The number of training workshop participants is limited to a maximum of 15 for better individual supervision. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Written confirmation will be sent to participants. The pricing for a 1-day training workshop is € 950 plus VAT. The 2-day training workshops cost € 1,350 plus VAT per workshop. If you wish to complete the SAE Certificate of Competency, an extra charge of € 400 will be applied. We offer an early bird discount of 10% for registrations received 35 days prior to the event. An additional 25% discount on the booking is available for companies registering more than one participant or more than one training workshop at the same time. The workshop fee is payable upon receipt of invoice. The price for the training workshop includes training materials, refreshments, and lunch.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Participation may be cancelled free of charge up to 21 days prior to the training event. For cancellations up to 7 days prior to the according training event, the cancellation fee comprises 50% of the training fee plus VAT. 100% of the participation fee will be charged for all cancellations after this date or non-appearance on the day. You may find a replacement participant if desired. This change is free of charge. If a training workshop cannot take place as scheduled due to circumstances beyond our control, you will receive a full refund of all fees that have already been paid.

The agendas described in this brochure may vary and may be adapted in the workshop.

Please note that the above-stated costs and conditions of participation, as well as the cancellation policy, are not valid for training workshops arranged by LHPU and dSPACE Inc.

For the MES Summer School other terms and conditions apply.

 

MES SUMMER SCHOOL

COSTS AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

The costs for the MES Summer School comprise € 2,950 plus VAT. An academic discount for university personnel is available. The pricing for university personnel amounts to € 980 plus VAT for the whole event. If you wish to complete the SAE Certificate of Competency, an extra charge of € 400 will be applied. We offer an early bird discount of 10% for registrations received before March 31, 2018. An additional 25% discount is available for companies registering more than one participant for the same or for a second training event in 2018.
The training fee of the MES Summer School includes training materials, accommodation, full board, and participation in a leisure program in Berlin organized by MES.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Participation may be cancelled free of charge before April 27, 2018. A cancellation fee of 50% of the training fee plus VAT will be charged for cancellations before May 25, 2018. 100% of the participation fee will be charged for all cancellations after this date or non-appearance on the day. You may find a replacement participant if desired. If the MES Summer School cannot take place as scheduled due to circumstances beyond our control, you will receive a full refund of all fees that have already been paid.

 

TRAINING WORKSHOPS BY LHPU

Registration for a workshop organized by LHPU must be done online via the following link:
http://lhpu.com/model-based-development-of-embedded-software-in-compliance-with-iso-26262/
Fees, terms and conditions of LHPU apply.

 

TRAINING WORKSHOPS BY DSPACE INC.

Registration for a workshop organized in cooperation with dSPACE Inc. must be done online via the following link:
https://www.dspace.com/en/inc/home/support/suptrain/iso26262/modelbaseddev.cfm
Fees, terms and conditions of dSPACE Inc. apply.

 

MES terms and conditions - MES User Conference 2018

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE MES USER CONFERENCE 2018

Last amended: November 2017

 

COST AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

The number of participants is limited. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Written confirmation will be sent to participants. The participation fee amounts to € 220 (net) and is payable upon receipt of invoice.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Participation may be cancelled free of charge before September 20, 2018. 50% of the participation fee will be charged for all cancellations after this date or non-appearance on the day. You may find a replacement participant if desired. If the MES User Conference cannot take place as scheduled due to circumstances beyond our control, you will receive a full refund of all fees that have already been paid.