THIS IS A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU (EITHER AN INDIVIDUAL OR A SINGLE ENTITY) AND SHORTPOINT INC (“ShortPoint”) FOR THE SHORTPOINT SOFTWARE AND ASSOCIATED MEDIA AND PRINTED MATERIALS, AND MAY INCLUDE ONLINE OR ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTATION SOFTWARE PRODUCT OR SOFTWARE (COLLECTIVELY, THE “Software”). BY INSTALLING, COPYING, OR OTHERWISE USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING THE SOFTWARE LICENSE AND DISCLAIMER OF SOFTWARE WARRANTY BELOW. PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SOFTWARE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU SHOULD NOT INSTALL OR USE THE SOFTWARE.
SHORTPOINT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AMEND OR UPDATE THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME, ACTING IN GOOD FAITH, THE PUBLICATION OF WHICH ON SHORTPOINT’S WEBSITE SHALL CONSTITUTE VALID AMENDMENT WITHOUT THE REQUIREMENT TO NOTIFY YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY. SUCH UPDATED OR AMENDED TERMS SHALL TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER THESE TERMS AND SHALL FORM THE LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND ShortPoint.
The software is the term for ShortPoint Farm Solutions, ShortPoint SPFx, ShortPoint Widget and includes any upgrades, updates and subsequent versions, maintenance release or other changes.
1. GRANT OF LICENSE; SOFTWARE USE RESTRICTIONS
ShortPoint provides Software in the form of three solutions:
- ShortPoint Farm Solution
- ShortPoint Widget
- ShortPoint SPFx
ShortPoint Farm Solutions are for Microsoft SharePoint on-premise Farms 2013 or 2016. ShortPoint SPFx is for Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2019, and Microsoft Teams. ShortPoint Widget is for SAP Cloud Platform Portal.
ShortPoint license is user based and Farm/Tenant/Domain license based, where:
- ‘User’ is an employee named account who will use ShortPoint to design pages and content. In other words, User is the designer. ShortPoint User Account cannot be Admin or Shared or System Accounts.
- ’Farm’ is SharePoint on-premise Farm.
- ‘Tenant’ is (Microsoft Office 365 or SharePoint online) production Tenant Domain URL.
- “Instance” is SAP Cloud Platform Account / Instance.
1.2 Conditions of Use
In consideration for your payment of any applicable license fee for the Software, ShortPoint hereby grants to you a personal, nontransferable (except as expressly provided in Section 4 below) and non-exclusive right to use and execute the Software on computer(s) based on purchased quantity of user licenses as well as farms or tenants as applicable without right to sublicense the Software. Under no circumstance may you store, use or allow the use of the Software in any manner on more computers than the purchased Farm quantity or one Tenant at a time.
You agree that you will not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Software. If you dispose of any media or apparatus containing Software, you will ensure that you have entirely erased or otherwise destroyed any Software included on such media or stored in such apparatus.
You agree that you will not use a shared user account or system account as the ShortPoint licensed user. The user has to be a real person account.
Except as expressly provided in Section 4 below, you may not distribute, lease, transfer for profit, loan or otherwise convey the Software or any portion thereof to anyone.
1.3 License, Support and Maintenance Issuance Policy
To acquire a license to use the Software, the customer needs to select the following “Required Information”:
- SharePoint environment being used (SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2019, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, SAP Cloud Platform).
- How many users (designers).
- How Many Farms or Tenants/Domains or Instances ShortPoint is requested to license.
ShortPoint will grant a license to use the Software as described in this Agreement only after:
- All monies owed ShortPoint or payable in respect of any Software use have been paid in advance in full and cleared by ShortPoint’s representative bank or, where applicable, ShortPoint has issued the appropriate invoice to you (which shall at all times be payable within no more than 30 days, and failure to pay such sums within the 30-day period entitling ShortPoint to immediately terminate this Agreement and all rights of use of the Software); and all Required Information has been provided to ShortPoint.
ShortPoint will provide Support if both of the following conditions are true:
- ShortPoint license is active, and customers follow the latest updates and guidelines from the ShortPoint support department;
- The customer is not using the shared user account, system account or any other account that is not linked to one employee or single user.
Software updates and maintenance are provided by ShortPoint and do not require having a valid license. The user is not required to have a ShortPoint license to install the product and to upgrade the product version upon the new releases. However, the user will not be able to use the new features from the new releases without having an active license.
1.4 License Activation Policy
Following issuance of the Software license as described in paragraph 1.1 above, one ShortPoint license will be activated on SharePoint Farm or Office 365 Tenant or SAP Cloud Portal Instance.
For SharePoint Farm Solution, ShortPoint will, as applicable, provide you with a license key for activation on your farm. The license key is valid for 365 days from the date issued. The expiration date of the license will not be adjusted by ShortPoint to accommodate a failure to activate the license on time. Based on the number of purchased users, you will then be asked to assign the employee accounts with their licenses.
In case the product is ShortPoint SPFx, ShortPoint will allocate a domain URL under which you may access the Software. Based on the number of purchased users, you will then be asked to assign the employee accounts with their license.
For ShortPoint Widget, ShortPoint will allocate the license and register it based on the account instance ID under which you may access the Software. Based on the number of purchased users, you will then be asked to assign the employees accounts with their license.
1.5 Reassigning Licensed ShortPoint Users.
The license will be locked to the assigned user. ShortPoint licenses can be reassigned once per year – to request reassignment, contact [email protected]. ShortPoint may allow additional reassignments in special cases, solely at its discretion.
Please note that reassigning licensed users is subject to ShortPoint license audit approval.
1.6 Transfer Restrictions.
If you transfer rights of use of the Software to any Affiliates or their respective successors, you may transfer all licenses and rights to the Software granted to you under this Agreement to the transferee provided that: (i) such transferee agrees in writing to accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement, (ii) you also transfer all Software, including all copies thereof, to such transferee, (iii) you notify ShortPoint in advance of such transfer including all relevant details of the transferee, and (iv) ShortPoint completing all relevant steps in order to process such transfer, including change of domain name. Except as provided in this Section, you may not sublicense, transfer or assign this Agreement or any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement, in whole or in part.
2. COPYING RESTRICTIONS
To affect your license rights hereunder, you may install the Software by copying it onto the hard disk drive or into the CPU memory of a single computer for use thereon, and you may make full or partial copies of the Software, but only as necessary for backup or archival purposes. You agree that (i) your use and possession of such copies shall be solely under the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and (ii) you shall place the same proprietary and copyright notices and legends on all such copies as included by ShortPoint on the authorized copy of the Software that you downloaded from the ShortPoint website.
3. OWNERSHIP OF SOFTWARE AND MEDIA
You agree and acknowledge that ShortPoint transfers no ownership interest in the Software, in the intellectual property in any Software or any Software copy, to you under this Agreement or otherwise, and that ShortPoint and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted to you hereunder. You may own the media on which the Software was initially provided to you hereunder and on which you subsequently copy the Software, but ShortPoint and its licensors shall retain ownership of all Software and copies of the Software or portions thereof embodied in or on such media.
4. U.S. GOVERNMENT USERS
If the Software is acquired by or on behalf of an entity of the government of the United States of America, the following provision applies: U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS LEGEND. Use, duplication or disclosure of Software by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in FAR 52.227.19( c)(2) or subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227.7013 and/or in similar or successor clauses in the FAR or the DOD or NASA FAR Supplement. Unpublished rights reserved under the Copyright Laws of the United States. Contractor/manufacturer is ShortPoint FZCO.
5. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS
The software is exported from the United States under the Export Administration Regulations. Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited. You agree that you will not: (i) export or re-export the Software, directly or indirectly, to Iran, Syria, Sudan, Cuba or North Korea; or (ii) release the software to a person on the denied person list, unverified list, entity list, specially designated nationals list, debarred list or nonproliferation sanctions list (see https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/lists-of-parties-of-concern). The preceding obligations will apply to you unless the Office of Export Licensing of the U.S. Department of Commerce has granted authorization to you in writing for the export or re-export of the software. Your obligations under this section shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
6. DISCLAIMER OF SOFTWARE WARRANTY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND SHORTPOINT MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, AND SHORTPOINT DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, AND CONDITIONS, ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE IN TRADE, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR SYSTEMS INTEGRATION.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ShortPoint MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE AS TO THE SOFTWARE’S USE OR PERFORMANCE AND DOES NOT WARRANT, REPRESENT, OR GUARANTEE THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE FAIL-SAFE, UNINTERRUPTED, OR FREE FROM ERRORS OR DEFECTS OR THAT THE Software WILL PROTECT AGAINST ALL POSSIBLE THREATS.
THE SOFTWARE MAY FAIL AND IS NOT DESIGNED, DEVELOPED, TESTED, OR INTENDED TO BE RELIABLE IN THE CONTEXT OF HIGH-RISK SYSTEMS. WITHOUT LIMITING ANYTHING ELSE, SHORTPOINT HAS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR, AND YOU WILL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS SHORTPOINT FROM, ALL CLAIMS, SUITS, DEMANDS, AND PROCEEDINGS ALLEGING, CLAIMING, SEEKING, OR ASSERTING, ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, OBLIGATION, RISK, COST, DAMAGE, AWARD, PENALTY, SETTLEMENT, JUDGMENT, FINE, OR EXPENSES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS FEES) ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE ON OR IN A HIGH RISK SYSTEM, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE THAT (i) COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED BY DEPLOYMENT OF FAIL- SAFE OR FAULT-TOLERANT FEATURES TO THE HIGH-RISK SYSTEM, (ii) ARE BASED ON A CLAIM, ALLEGATION, OR ASSERTION THAT THE FUNCTIONING OF THE HIGH-RISK SYSTEM DEPENDS OR DEPENDED ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE SOFTWARE OR THAT THE FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE CAUSED A HIGH-RISK SYSTEM TO FAIL.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER IN TORT, NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, SHALL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR IN CONNECTION WITH ITS SUBJECT MATTER FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXTRA-CONTRACTUAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF PERSONNEL SALARIES, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUE, DAMAGES DUE TO WORK STOPPAGE AND/OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, AND/OR COSTS OF PROCURING SUBSTITUTE SOFTWARE OR SERVICES, WHETHER OR NOT FORESEEABLE, EVEN IF THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES PROVIDED BY THIS AGREEMENT FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE AND EVEN IF EITHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OR PROBABILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE CLAIM FOR SUCH DAMAGES IS BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT AND/OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO THE OTHER PARTY FOR DIRECT DAMAGES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR IN CONNECTION WITH ITS SUBJECT MATTER EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF TOTAL FEES PAID OR PAYABLE BY YOU FOR THE Software GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIM DURING THE 12 MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIM.
No provision of this Agreement shall exclude or limit in any way your liability for excess usage of and/or any breach of ShortPoint’s intellectual property rights in the Software.
THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN THIS SECTION IS BASED ON THE FACT THAT END USERS USE THEIR COMPUTERS FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES. THEREFORE, ONLY YOU CAN IMPLEMENT BACKUP PLANS AND SAFEGUARDS APPROPRIATE TO YOUR NEEDS IF AN ERROR IN THE Software CAUSED COMPUTER PROBLEMS AND RELATED DATA LOSSES. FOR THESE BUSINESS REASONS, YOU AGREE TO THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY IN THIS SECTION AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WITHOUT YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS PROVISION, THE FEE CHARGED FOR THE Software WOULD BE HIGHER.
7. GOVERNING LAW
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of California as applied to other instruments made by California residents to be performed entirely within the State of California, regardless of the laws that might otherwise govern under applicable principles of conflicts of law.
8. USE OF LOGO
The organization to which a paid license is issued (Herein referred to as “Customer”) authorizes ShortPoint to publish its logo or trademark on the ShortPoint website. ShortPoint will only publish the logo for the timeframe in which the Customer holds a valid license. The Customer may supply ShortPoint with a copy of the logo to be used, otherwise, ShortPoint will use one available publicly. ShortPoint may use the Customer’s logo without further written permission from the Customer. The Customer releases ShortPoint from all liability relating to use of the logo or trademark. The customer may opt out of this agreement by sending a written request to [email protected].
9. MODIFICATION OF AGREEMENT
ShortPoint may amend this Agreement from time to time by posting an amended version on its website and in the installation process of the Software.
If you have questions about ShortPoint’s End User License Agreement, please contact us at [email protected].
Last Updated: August 16, 2021