Software Licence Agreement

Revision Dated 22nd July 2009


Your right to use the software product loaded onto this computer and its associated documentation is subject to the terms set out in this licence agreement (Agreement). Accessing the Program signifies your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out below. Therefore, please read them carefully before using the software. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this
Agreement, you should proceed no further, remove the installation and return the Program in the box in which it was packaged, together with its remaining contents in good condition. Prompt return of the full package as described will give rise to a refund of your purchase money.

1. Program and Grant of Licence
The "Program" means the licensed software stored on the computer disks or compact disks contained in their enclosing envelope, together with the User’s Manual and any other relevant operational literature contained within the box. Under copyright law you are prohibited from installing or running the software without the consent of Digitec Systems Ltd. In consideration of your agreement to the
terms of this Licence, Digitec grants you, the purchaser of the software, a non-exclusive right (the "Licence") to install and run the software as permitted by this Agreement. The Licence is personal to you, and may not be assigned, sold or transferred in any other way without Digitec’s express prior consent in writing. (a) Under the terms of this licence YOU ARE PERMITTED TO:
(i) use the Program in connection with a single personal computer including a lap-top or, where you have purchased a network version, on a single network which is under your control. If you wish to use the Program on more than one computer or network, you must obtain a separate licence for another copy of the Program;
(ii) load the software and use it in connection with a single set of data only at any one time, whether this is for a company, partnership, group, person or otherwise unless you have purchased a licence to allow you to work with multiple sets of data;
(iii) transfer the software from one computer to another owned by you within a single location, provided that it is installed and used on only one computer at a time;
(iv) make one copy of the software for back-up purposes in support of your permitted use of the software, provided that you label the back-up copy with a notice drawing attention to Digitec’s copyright in the software. Any other copies of the software, whether as a whole or in part, made without the prior written consent of Digitec, are unlawful and a breach of this Agreement.
(i) transfer or part with possession of the Program or seek to sub-license or assign the licence or your rights under it;
(ii) use, copy or transfer the software or other component parts of the Program except as allowed for by this Agreement;
(iii) distribute, rent, loan, lease, sub-license or otherwise deal in the software and or any other component elements of the Program;
(iv) alter, adapt, merge, modify or translate the software or other component elements of the Program in any way, or for any purpose, other than with the prior written consent of Digitec;
(v) reverse engineer, disassemble or de-compile the software otherwise than with the prior written consent of Digitec;
(vi) remove, change or obscure any identification marks or notices of proprietary rights and restrictions on or in the software and any other component elements of the Program.

2. Termination
(a) Digitec may, at its sole and absolute discretion, terminate the licence, in which event it will refund to you the purchase price of the Program.
(b) The licence may be terminated by Digitec without refund if you fail to make payment after seven days notice of any sums due to Digitec under this or any other contract with Digitec.
(c) Within 14 days of termination of this Licence, you will return the original, as well as all copies or part copies of the Program, or will furnish to Digitec a letter attesting to the destruction of the original and any such copies. You may terminate this Licence at any time by returning all copies or furnishing such confirmation.
(d) Your rights to use the Program will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with any term of this Licence. This Agreement will also terminate without further action or notice by Digitec if you become bankrupt, go into liquidation, suffer or make any winding up petition, make an arrangement with your creditors, have an administrator, administrative receiver or other receiver appointed, or if you suffer or file any similar action in consequence of debt. Any use of any copies of the Program after termination of the Licence is unlawful.

3. Warranty
As the owner of the Licence copyright, Digitec warrants to you only that:-
(a) the software, when used properly, will provide the functions and facilities and will perform substantially as described in the User Manual supplied with the software;
(b) the medium on which the software is recorded will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal conditions of use. This warranty is given for the duration of the relevant free Digitec technical support period as is shown on your Program’s enclosed Digitec technical support registration form and runs from the date on which you register the Licence. Registration of the Licence may be effected either by telephone or by mailing the relevant registration card to Digitec within 14 days of receiving the Program. Upon receipt of the Program, it must immediately be backed-up in accordance with Clause 1 (a) (iv) of this Licence and in accordance with instructions contained on relevant documentation accompanying the Program.
(c) during the free Digitec technical support period, Digitec will provide technical advice, assistance and support by telephone during normal business hours and/or will replace any Program not meeting the guarantee given above. In the event of any errors in the
Program, Digitec may, at its sole discretion, correct the same by "patching" or by replacing the Program with a new version. Should Digitec be unable to rectify any defect in the Program, it will terminate this Licence by refunding your purchase price, together with the cost of postage, after having received the Program and any copy thereof from you in accordance with the preamble to this Agreement. Digitec does not warrant or guarantee that you will have uninterrupted or error free service from the Program. Digitec’s entire liability and your exclusive remedy under the warranties given in this section 3 will be, at Digitec’s option either, (i) to repair or replace the
software or encryption medium which does not conform with the warranty or, (ii) to refund the price paid for the software and terminate the Licence. This guarantee excludes defects caused by accidents, abuse, poor storage or handling, or any act referred to in sub-clauses 1(b) (iv) and (v) above. It is subject also to the product being returned in good condition within the free Digitec technical support warranty period applicable to it.
(d) Version 5 or further versions of 1stSelect may require a support contract for particular program functions to operate.  These functions are described on or can be obtained in writing from Digitec Systems on request.

4. Exclusion of Other Warranties
Except for the express warranties contained in Section 3 above, Digitec gives and you receive no other warranties, conditions or representations, express or implied, statutory or otherwise. Without limitation, the implied terms of quality and fitness for a particular purpose are excluded. Digitec does not warrant that the operation of the software will be error free or uninterrupted. It is your exclusive responsibility to ensure that the Program is suitable for your needs and the entire risk as to its performance and as to results obtained from its use is assumed by you. You hereby acknowledge that the content and accuracy of documents produced by the Program
are your sole responsibility and, whether or not produced using the software, that you also remain responsible for ensuring that any information, opinions, recommendations, forecasts or other comments submitted to third parties are accurate and complete.

5. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
You hereby acknowledge that the allocation of risk in this Agreement reflects the price paid for the Program and also the fact that it is not within Digitec’s control how, and for what purposes, the Program is used by you. In no event, therefore, will Digitec be liable for any direct, consequential, incidental or special damage or loss of any kind (including, but not confined to, loss of profits, loss of contracts, business interruptions, loss of or corruption to data) however caused and whether arising under contract or tort, including negligence or otherwise. If any exclusion, disclaimer or other provision contained in this Licence is held to be invalid for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction and Digitec becomes liable thereby for loss or damage that could otherwise be limited, such liability whether in contract, tort or otherwise, will not exceed the amount actually paid by you for the software. Digitec does not exclude or limit its liability for death or personal injury resulting from any act or negligence perpetrated by it.

6. General
(a) Any reseller, distributor or dealer (including any Digitec approved dealer) from whom you may have purchased the Program is expressly not appointed or authorised by Digitec as its servant or agent. No such person has any authority, either express or implied, to enter into any contract or provide any representation, warranty or guarantee with or to you on behalf of Digitec or otherwise to bind Digitec in any way whatsoever. Digitec will not be responsible for any modifications or mergers made to the Program by such persons.
(b) Digitec shall not be liable to you in respect of circumstances outside its reasonable control.
(c) Failure by Digitec to enforce any particular term of this Licence shall not be construed as a waiver of any of its rights under it.
(d) If any part of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable for any reason whatsoever, the validity of the remainder of terms will not be affected.
(e) This Licence constitutes the entire agreement between the parties in relation to the Program and its licensing and supersedes any other oral or written communications, agreements or representations with respect to the Program.
(f) You agree to Digitec collecting licence and error handling data for use of licence validation and improvements to Digitec programs.
(g) The terms and conditions of this Licence will be governed and construed in accordance with English law, and any dispute arising under this Agreement or in connection with the Program shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts, save where Digitec otherwise agrees. No variation, amendment of or addition to this Licence shall be effective unless Digitec’s prior agreement in writing shall have been obtained. Should you have any questions concerning this Licence, please contact Digitec using
the information contained on the registration card contained with the Program.

©Digitec Systems Ltd

Issue Date: 1 September 2000   Revised Date: 25th March 2007; 22nd July 2009