STEFFES, LLC – END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
By using the software (the “Software”) that is embedded on the Steffes Connect product (“Product”), you agree to the terms of this End User License Agreement (“EULA”) between you and Steffes, Inc. (“Steffes” or “we”). IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS EULA, YOU MAY NOT USE THE SOFTWARE AND YOU MAY CHOOSE TO PROMPTLY RETURN THE PRODUCT. Your use of (a) the websites located at steffes.com and steffesconnect.com (each, a “Site”), (b) services through each Site (and any updates thereto) (“Site Services”), and (c) certain software that may be downloaded to your mobile device (and any updates thereto) (“Mobile Software”) is governed by the Terms of Service.
This EULA governs your access and use of the Software as it relates to the Sites and the Products. This EULA gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other legal rights in addition, which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The disclaimers, exclusions, and limitations of liability under this EULA will not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or other rights.
THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT. BY ACCESSING AND USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU ARE ACCEPTING AND AGREEING TO THIS EULA ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF AND/OR THE ENTITY YOU REPRESENT IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT, AUTHORITY, AND CAPACITY TO ACCEPT AND AGREE TO THIS EULA ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF OR THE ENTITY YOU REPRESENT. YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE OF SUFFICIENT LEGAL AGE IN YOUR JURISDICTION OR RESIDENCE TO USE OR ACCESS THE SOFTWARE AND TO ENTER INTO THIS EULA. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS, YOU SHOULD CEASE ACCESSING OR USING THE SOFTWARE.
AS DESCRIBED BELOW, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO AUTOMATIC SOFTWARE UPDATES OF THE SOFTWARE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE SOFTWARE.
AS DESCRIBED BELOW, SECTION 9 DESCRIBES IMPORTANT LIMITATIONS OF THE SOFTWARE AND RELATED SERVICES, ESPECIALLY IN CONNECTION WITH LIFE SAFETY AND OTHER CRITICAL USES. PLEASE READ THESE DISCLOSURES CAREFULLY, AS YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THEM AND ACCEPTING THEM.
Subject to the terms of this EULA, Steffes grants to you a limited and nonexclusive license (without the right to sublicense) to execute one (1) copy of the Software, in executable object code form only, solely on the Product that you own or control and solely for use in conjunction with the Product for your personal, non-commercial purposes.
You agree not to, and you will not permit others to, (a) license, sell, rent, lease, assign, distribute, transmit, host, outsource, disclose or otherwise commercially exploit the Software or make the Software available to any third party, (b) copy or use the Software for any purpose other than as permitted in Section 1, (c) use any portion of the Software on any device or computer other than the Product that you own or control, (d) remove or alter any trademark, logo, copyright or other proprietary notices, legends, symbols or labels in the Software, or (e) modify, make derivative works of, disassemble, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the Software (except to the extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction for interoperability purposes, in which case you agree to first contact Steffes and provide Steffes an opportunity to create such changes as are needed for interoperability purposes). You may not release the results of any performance or functional evaluation of any of the Software to any third party without prior written approval of Steffes for each such release.
3. Automatic Software Updates
Steffes may from time to time develop patches, bug fixes, updates, upgrades and other modifications to improve the performance of the Software and related services (“Updates”). These may be automatically installed without providing any additional notice or receiving any additional consent. You consent to this automatic update. If you do not want such Updates, your remedy is to stop using the Product. If you do not cease using the Product, you will receive Updates automatically. You acknowledge that you may be required to install Updates to use the Product and the Software and you agree to promptly install any Updates Steffes provides. Your continued use of the Product confirms your agreement to this EULA.
The Software and all worldwide copyrights, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights therein are the exclusive property of Steffes and its licensors. Steffes and its licensors reserve all rights in and to the Software not expressly granted to you in this EULA. The Software (and all copies thereof) is licensed to you, not sold, under this EULA. There are no implied licenses in this EULA. All suggestions or feedback provided by you to Steffes with respect to the Software shall be Steffes’ property. Steffes may use, copy, modify, publish, or redistribute the submission and its contents for any purpose and in any way without any compensation to you. You also agree that Steffes does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Steffes, developed by its employees, or obtained from other sources.
5. Open Source
Certain items of software included with the Software are subject to “open source” or “free software” licenses (“Open Source Software”). Some of the Open Source Software is owned by third parties. The Open Source Software is not subject to the terms and conditions of this EULA. Instead, each item of Open Source Software is licensed under the terms of the end user license that accompanies such Open Source Software. Nothing in this EULA limits your rights under, or grants you rights that supersede, the terms and conditions of any applicable end user license for the Open Source Software. If required by any license for particular Open Source Software, Steffes makes such Open Source Software, and Steffes’ modifications to that Open Source Software, available by written request to Steffes at the email or mailing address listed below.
6. Term and Termination
This EULA and the license granted hereunder are effective on the date you first use the Software or Product and shall continue for as long as you own the Product, unless this EULA is terminated under this section. Steffes may terminate this EULA at any time if you fail to comply with any term(s) hereof. You may terminate this EULA effective immediately upon written notice to Steffes. Upon termination of this EULA, the license granted hereunder will terminate and you must stop all use of the Software, but the terms of Sections 2 through 18 (inclusive) will remain in effect, after any such termination.
7. Warranty Disclaimer
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, STEFFES PROVIDES THE SOFTWARE “AS-IS” AND DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, ACCURACY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. STEFFES DOES NOT GUARANTEE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE. STEFFES MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE.
YOU USE ALL PRODUCT INFORMATION (AS DEFINED BELOW), THE SOFTWARE, AND THE PRODUCT AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR (AND STEFFES DISCLAIMS) ANY AND ALL LOSS, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGES, INCLUDING TO YOUR HVAC SYSTEM, PLUMBING, HOME, PRODUCT, OTHER PERIPHERALS CONNECTED TO THE PRODUCT, COMPUTER, MOBILE DEVICE, AND ALL OTHER ITEMS AND PETS IN YOUR HOME, RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE PRODUCT INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, OR PRODUCT.
8. Limitation of Liability
Nothing in this EULA and in particular within this “Limitation of Liability” clause shall attempt to exclude liability that cannot be excluded under applicable law.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS, IN NO EVENT WILL (A) STEFFES BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES FOR LOST DATA OR LOST PROFITS, ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE PRODUCTS OR SOFTWARE, EVEN IF STEFFES KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND (B) STEFFES’ TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR OTHERWISE, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE FEES ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU TO STEFFES OR STEFFES’ AUTHORIZED RESELLERS FOR THE PRODUCT AT ISSUE IN THE PRIOR 12 MONTHS (IF ANY). THIS LIMITATION IS CUMULATIVE AND WILL NOT BE INCREASED BY THE EXISTENCE OF MORE THAN ONE INCIDENT OR CLAIM. STEFFES DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY OF ANY KIND OF STEFFES’ LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS.
9. Limitations of Software
You acknowledge that the Products and Software are not certified for emergency response. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE ARE NOT A THIRD-PARTY MONITORED EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM — STEFFES DOES NOT MONITOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS AND WILL NOT DISPATCH EMERGENCY AUTHORITIES TO YOUR HOME IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY. In addition, Steffes contacts cannot be considered a lifesaving solution for people at risk in the home, and they are no substitute for emergency services. All life threatening and emergency events should be directed to the appropriate response services.
Steffes does not guarantee or promise any specific level of energy savings or other monetary benefit from the use of the Products or Software or any feature of them. You acknowledge that any statement related to potential savings is not a guarantee of actual savings, and you agree not to seek monetary or other remedies from Steffes if your savings differ.
“Confidential Information” shall mean the Software and all other information disclosed to you that Steffes characterizes as confidential at the time of its disclosure either in writing or orally, except for information which you can demonstrate: (a) is previously rightfully known to you without restriction on disclosure; (b) is or becomes, from no act or failure to act on your part, generally known in the relevant industry or public domain; (c) is disclosed to you by a third party as a matter of right and without restriction on disclosure; or (d) is independently developed by you without access to the Confidential Information. You shall use your best efforts to preserve and protect the confidentiality of the Confidential Information at all times, both during the term hereof and for a period of at least 3 years after termination of this EULA, provided, however, that any source code you receive shall be held in confidence in perpetuity. You shall not disclose, disseminate or otherwise publish or communicate Confidential Information to any person, firm, corporation or other third party without the prior written consent of Steffes. You shall not use any Confidential Information other than in the course of the activities permitted hereunder. You shall notify Steffes in writing immediately upon discovery of any unauthorized use or disclosure of Confidential Information or any other breach of this EULA, and will cooperate with Steffes in every reasonable way to regain possession of Confidential Information and prevent any further unauthorized use. If you are legally compelled to disclose any of the Confidential Information, then, prior to such disclosure, you will (i) immediately notify Steffes prior to such disclosure to allow Steffes an opportunity to contest the disclosure, (ii) assert the privileged and confidential nature of the Confidential Information, and (iii) cooperate fully with Steffes in protecting against any such disclosure and/or obtaining a protective order narrowing the scope of such disclosure and/or use of the Confidential Information. In the event such protection is not obtained, you shall disclose the Confidential Information only to the extent necessary to comply with the applicable legal requirements.
11. Export Compliance
The Software and related technology are subject to U.S. export control laws and may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries. You agree to strictly comply with all such laws and regulations and acknowledge that you have the responsibility to obtain authorization to export, re-export, or import the Software and related technology, as may be required. You will indemnify and hold Steffes harmless from any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, fines, penalties, costs and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising from or relating to any breach by you of your obligations under this section.
12. Governing Law; Venue
You agree that this EULA, and any claim, dispute, action, cause of action, issue, or request for relief relating to this EULA, will be governed by the laws the state of North Dakota, without giving effect to any conflicts of laws principles that require the application of the laws of a different jurisdiction. Any action or proceeding relating to this EULA must be brought in a federal or state court located in Stark County, North Dakota and each party irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction and venue of any such court in any such claim or dispute, except that Steffes may seek injunctive relief in any court having jurisdiction to protect its intellectual property or Confidential Information.
Neither the rights nor the obligations arising under this EULA are assignable by you, and any such attempted assignment shall be void and without effect.
Any notice to you may be provided by email to the address that you register with Steffes.
If any provision of this EULA is unenforceable, such provision will be changed and interpreted to accomplish the objectives of such provision to the greatest extent possible under applicable law and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.
All waivers by Steffes will be effective only if in writing. Any waiver or failure by Steffes to enforce any provision of this EULA on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.
The Software is deemed irrevocably accepted upon your use of the Software or Product. Steffes will have no responsibility to provide maintenance or support services with respect to the Software.
You acknowledge that the Software contains valuable trade secrets and proprietary information of Steffes, that any actual or threatened breach of Section 2 (Restrictions) of this EULA will constitute immediate, irreparable harm to Steffes for which monetary damages would be an inadequate remedy, and that injunctive relief is an appropriate but not limiting remedy for such breach. Such breach could be subject to liquidated damages of $500 per day.
The headings of Sections of this EULA are for convenience and are not to be used in interpreting this EULA.
Except as otherwise provided in this section, no amendment to this EULA will be valid unless it is in writing signed by the parties.
Questions or Additional Information. If you have questions regarding this EULA, please contact Steffes.