Software Licence

LICENCE TERMS FOR ACCESS TO SOFTWARE FOR ACADEMIC USE

These licence terms apply to all licences granted by THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD whose administrative offices are at University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, United Kingdom (the “University”) for use of or access to the Genetic Software Suite (“the Software”) through this website https://jmarchini.org/ (the”Website”).  

By requesting a user name and password to access the Software through the Website, you (the “User”) are confirming that you agree that your use of the Database and the Software is subject to these licence terms

PLEASE READ THESE LICENCE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE DATABASE OR THE SOFTWARE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE LICENCE TERMS YOU SHOULD NOT REQUEST A USER NAME AND PASSWORD OR USE THE DATABASE OR THE SOFTWARE.

THIS WEBSITE AND THE SOFTWARE ARE INTENDED FOR ACADEMICS CARRYING OUT RESEARCH AND NOT FOR USE BY CONSUMERS OR COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES.

1.              Academic Use Licence

1.1           The User is granted a limited non-exclusive and non-transferable royalty free licence to access and use the Software provided that the User will:

(a)        limit their use of the Software to their own internal academic non-commercial research which is undertaken for the purposes of education or other scholarly use;

(b)        not use the Software for or on behalf of any third party or to provide a service or integrate all or part of the Software into a product for sale or license to third parties;

(c)         use the Software in accordance with the prevailing instructions and guidance for use given on the Website and comply with procedures on the Website for user identification, authentication and access;

(d)        comply with all applicable laws and regulations with respect to their use of the Software;

(e)        except to the extent expressly permitted under these terms, not attempt to: reverse compile, disassemble or copy, modify, duplicate, create derivative works from, frame, mirror, republish, download, display, transmit, or distribute all or any portion of the Software or Website in any form or media or by any means; and

(f)          ensure that the Copyright Notice “Copyright © 2010-2019, University of Oxford” appears prominently wherever results from the Software are used, and is referenced or cited with the Copyright Notice when the Software is described in any research publication or on any documents or other material created using the Software.

1.2           the University reserves the right at any time and without liability or prior notice to the User to revise, modify and replace the functionality and performance of the access to and operation of the Software.

1.3           The User acknowledges and agrees that the University owns all intellectual property rights in the Software. The User shall not have any right, title or interest in or to any results or other output from the Software.

1.4           This Licence will terminate immediately and the User will no longer have any right exercise any of the rights granted to the User upon any breach of the conditions in Section 1.1 of this Licence.

2.              Indemnity and Liability

2.1           The User shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless the University against any claims, actions, proceedings, losses, damages, expenses and costs (including without limitation court costs and reasonable legal fees) arising out of or in connection with the User’s possession or use of the Software, or any breach of these terms by the User.

2.2           The Software are provided on an ‘as is’ basis and the User uses the Software at their own risk. No representations, conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind are given in respect of the Software and all statutory warranties and conditions are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. Without affecting the generality of the previous sentences, the University gives no implied or express warranty and makes no representation that the Software or any part of them: (a) will enable specific results to be obtained; or (b) meets a particular specification or is comprehensive within its field or that it is error free or will operate without interruption; or (c) is suitable for any particular, or the User’s specific purposes.

2.3           Except in relation to fraud, death or personal injury, the University’s liability to the User for any use of the Software, in negligence or arising in any other way out of the subject matter of these licence terms, will not extend to any incidental or consequential damages or losses, or any loss of profits, loss of revenue, loss of data, loss of contracts or opportunity, whether direct or indirect.

2.4           The User hereby irrevocably undertakes to the University not to make any claim against any employee, student, researcher or other individual engaged by the University, being a claim which seeks to enforce against any of them any liability whatsoever in connection with this agreement or its subject-matter.

3.              General

3.1           Severability – If any provision (or part of a provision) of these licence terms is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall remain in force.

3.2           Entire Agreement – These licence terms and any documents referred to in them, constitute the whole agreement between the parties and supersede any previous arrangement, understanding or agreement between them relating to the Software.

3.3           Law and Jurisdiction – These licence terms and any disputes or claims arising out of or in connection with them shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of England. The User irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts for any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with these licence terms.

If you are interested in using the Software commercially, please contact Prof Jonathan Marchini at jonathan.marchini@well.ox.ac.uk if you would like to enquire about a licence.