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THIS SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT CONTAINS A BINDING ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER. IF YOU ARE RESIDENT IN THE U.S., THESE AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS TO RESOLVE A DISPUTE WITH MALWAREBYTES, AND YOU SHOULD READ THEM CAREFULLY. FOR EXAMPLE, EXCEPT IF YOU OPT OUT AND EXCEPT FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DISPUTES DESCRIBED IN THE "Agreement to Arbitrate – U.S. Customers" SECTION BELOW, YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND MALWAREBYTES WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU ARE WAIVING YOUR RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
Malwarebytes is willing to license the Software to you only upon the condition that you accept all the terms contained in this Agreement. By clicking to accept where indicated below or by downloading, installing or using the Software, you have indicated that you understand this Agreement and accept all of its terms. If you are accepting the terms of this Agreement on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to the terms of this Agreement, and, in such event, "you" and "your" will refer to that company or other legal entity. If you do not accept all the terms of this Agreement, then Malwarebytes is unwilling to license the Software to you, and you must return the Software to the place of purchase for a refund, if you have paid for the license to the Software, or, if Malwarebytes has made the Software available to you without charge, you must destroy all copies of the Software. If you have paid for the license to the Software and the place of purchase will not accept your return, you can contact Malwarebytes directly. Your right to return the Software for a refund expires 30 days after the date of purchase.
(a) Free & Trial License.
If you have obtained a free, trial or evaluation version of the Software from Malwarebytes or from an authorized Malwarebytes reseller, then conditioned upon your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Malwarebytes grants you a non-exclusive and non-transferable license to Execute the Software solely in executable form. The foregoing license permits Execution of only such number of copies of the Software, and on such number of devices, computers or virtual machines ("Devices"), as is expressly permitted by Malwarebytes with respect to your trial. If no such number of copies or Devices is specified by Malwarebytes, the foregoing license permits Execution of a single copy of the Software on a single Device. For purposes of this Agreement, "Execute" and "Execution" means to load, install, and/or run the Software locally on a single Device in order to benefit from its functionality as designed by Malwarebytes.
(b) Paid License.
If you purchased a license to the Software from Malwarebytes or from an authorized Malwarebytes reseller, then conditioned upon your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Malwarebytes grants you a non-exclusive and non-transferable license to Execute the number of copies of the Software for which you have paid solely in executable form on the corresponding number of Devices owned or used by you.
(a) Malwarebytes for Home – Free & Paid.
If you are a Malwarebytes for Home user, and whether you have a free or paid license, this Section 2(a) applies. Your license permits you to use the Software solely for your personal, non-commercial purposes; the Software may not be used on any Device that is used in a business. You may not combine the Software with any third party script, application, hardware or tools which would cause it to run on an automated or unattended basis. You may not transfer the Software to a different user, except that once installed onto a Device, the Software may be operated by any person directly using the Device (i.e., not remotely), provided that you are responsible for each such person's operation of the Software. You may make one copy of the Software for back-up or archival purposes, or copy the Software onto the hard disk of your Device and retain the original for back-up or archival purposes.
(b) Malwarebytes for Business.
If you are a Malwarebytes for Business user, and you have a trial license, your license permits you to use the Software solely for evaluation purposes, and not for production use. If you are a Malwarebytes for Business user, and you have a paid license, your license permits you to use the Software solely for your internal business purposes. If you are a Malwarebytes for Business customer, and whether you have a free or paid license: (i) you may make a reasonable number of copies of the Software for back-up or archival purposes; (ii) the Software may only be used by your employees and consultants ("Authorized Users"), who have agreed to abide by the terms of this Agreement and who may only use the Software for the purposes of performing their job functions for you; (iii) you are responsible for the use of the Software by your Authorized Users (and their compliance with this Agreement); and (iv) once Executed on a Device, the Software may be operated by any Authorized User using the Device, directly or (where that person is providing support services to you with respect to that Device) via remote connection; provided that each such Device is running an authorized copy of the applicable Software.
You must have a license to the Software for every Device on which you operate the Software. Once Executed on a Device, you may not transfer the Software to a different Device, even if you uninstall and remove the Software from the first Device. You may run the Software on a network, provided that you have a license to the Software for each Device that can access the Software over that network. You may not use on behalf of, or make the functionality of the Software available to, third parties for any purpose, such as for providing any computer repair, help desk or troubleshooting service. Except as expressly specified or permitted in this Agreement, you may not: (i) copy (except in the course of loading or installing) or modify the Software, including but not limited to adding new features or otherwise making adaptations that alter the functioning of the Software; (ii) transfer, sublicense, lease, lend, rent or otherwise distribute the Software to any third party; or (iii) make the functionality of the Software available to any third party through any means, including but not limited to by uploading the Software to a network or file-sharing service or through any hosting, application services provider, service bureau, software-as-a-service (SaaS) or any other type of services. You acknowledge and agree that portions of the Software, including but not limited to the source code and the specific design and structure of individual modules or programs, constitute or contain trade secrets of Malwarebytes and its licensors. Accordingly, you agree not to disassemble, decompile or reverse engineer the Software, in whole or in part, or permit or authorize a third party to do so, except to the extent such activities are expressly permitted by law notwithstanding this prohibition. You will comply with any additional restrictions contained in your Purchase Receipt or other purchasing documentation.
Each copy of the Software is licensed, not sold. For purposes of this Agreement, the terms "purchase," "sell" and like terms refers to purchase or sale of a license to use the Software and not to a purchase or sale of title to or ownership of any rights or other interests in the Software. You own the media on which the Software is recorded, but you acknowledge and agree that Malwarebytes retains ownership of the Software itself and any related data or databases used by Malwarebytes or the Software (the "Database"), including all intellectual property rights therein. The Software and Database are protected by U.S. copyright law and international treaties. You will not delete or in any manner alter the copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights notices or markings appearing on the Software as delivered to you. Malwarebytes reserves all rights in the Software and Database not expressly granted to you in this Agreement.
From time to time, Malwarebytes may, but has no obligation to, provide updates to the Software. You are advised to update the Software regularly, or to set it to update automatically if that feature is available in your version of the Software. If you are a paying customer with a current subscription, Malwarebytes will make available to you at no additional cost the standard updates and maintenance and support that are made generally available at no additional cost to paying subscribers in accordance with Malwarebytes' policies from time to time. Nothing in this Agreement entitles you to receive any support, maintenance, updates, upgrades, content or new versions of the Software, unless you are a paying customer with a current subscription. Malwarebytes reserves the right to designate any updates, additional content or features as requiring separate payment or purchase of a separate subscription at any time. Malwarebytes specifically reserves the right to cease providing, updating, or maintaining the Software or Database at any time in its sole discretion. If you have entered into a separate maintenance and support or similar agreement with Malwarebytes, then Malwarebytes will provide Software maintenance and support in accordance with the terms of that agreement, not this Agreement.
(a) Paid Subscription License Term.
If you have purchased a license to the Software, then the initial term of this Agreement commences on the date specified in the Purchase Receipt or applicable purchasing documentation accompanying the Software (or if no such date is specified, the date you initially Execute a copy of the Software on a Device (regardless of the number of copies of the Software that you are permitted to use in accordance with this Agreement)), and, in each case, continues for the period of time set forth in the Purchase Receipt or applicable purchasing documentation (or, if no such date is specified, for one (1) year). At the end of such initial term (and each renewal term thereafter, if any), subject always to payment of the applicable license fees for each such renewal term, this Agreement will automatically renew for additional successive terms equal to the period of time set forth in the applicable renewal Purchase Receipt or purchasing documentation (or, if no such date is specified, for additional successive terms of one (1) year), unless either party provides the other party with notice of nonrenewal prior to the end of the then-current term. IN OTHER WORDS, each subscription renews automatically until you cancel it. you can cancel your subscription at any time; see our License Renewal FAQs which can be found on our website (www.malwarebytes.org).
(b) Malwarebytes for Home - Free License Term.
If you have obtained a license to a free version of the Software, then your license will continue until terminated in accordance with this Agreement.
(c) Malwarebytes for Business - Trial License Term.
If you have obtained a trial license to the Software, then your license will continue for such time period as may be specified by Malwarebytes with respect to such trial (or, if no such period is specified, for ninety (90) days). In addition, Malwarebytes may terminate your trial license at any time at its sole discretion.
(d) Termination Rights.
You may terminate the license at any time by destroying all copies of the Software in your possession or control. The license granted under this Agreement will automatically terminate, with or without notice from Malwarebytes, if you breach any term of this Agreement. If you are a Malwarebytes for Home user, and you have a paid license, if you fail to pay the applicable license fees as specified in the Purchase Receipt or applicable purchasing documentation, your existing license to the Software ends automatically and your license shall automatically convert into a free license; as such, your Software will no longer be eligible to receive automatic updates. If you are a Malwarebytes for Business customer, and you have a paid license, if you fail to pay the applicable license fees as specified in the Purchase Receipt or applicable purchasing documentation, your existing license to the Software ends automatically. If you are a Malwarebytes for Business customer, and you have a trial license, your license to the Software ends automatically at the end of the applicable trial period. If you are a Malwarebytes for Business customer, you acknowledge that upon expiration or termination of your license, the Software and any license key may automatically de-activate and you may no longer be able to access and use the Software. If you assert any patents against us or any of our other customers based on use of the Software, your license to the Software ends automatically.
(e) Effect of Termination.
Upon termination or expiration of this Agreement, your rights to use the Software cease and you shall not be entitled to a refund of any pre-paid fees. Sections 3, 5(e), 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 14 of this Agreement will survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
The price payable by you is the price stated in the Purchase Receipt or applicable purchasing documentation (or, if no such price is specified, the price set out in our then-current standard published price list). Our prices are exclusive of taxes, duties, levies, tariffs, and other governmental charges (including, without limitation, VAT) (collectively, "Taxes"). If we issue an invoice to you, all invoices are payable within thirty (30) days of the invoice date unless specified differently in the invoice or purchasing documentation. You are responsible for payment of all Taxes and any related interest and/or penalties resulting from any payments made to us, other than any taxes based on Malwarebytes' net income. All amounts are payable and charged (i) at the beginning of the subscription, when you place your order, and, (ii) because each subscription renews automatically until you cancel it, at the time of each renewal until you cancel. You must cancel your subscription before it renews to avoid the billing of the fees for the next subscription period. You will not receive a refund for the fees you already paid for your current subscription period. you can cancel your subscription at any time; see our License Renewal FAQs which can be found on our website (www.malwarebytes.org).
Malwarebytes warrants that any physical media manufactured by Malwarebytes on which the Software is distributed will be free from defects for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of delivery of the Software to you. Your sole and exclusive remedy, and Malwarebytes' sole liability, in the event of a breach of the foregoing warranty will be that Malwarebytes will, at its option, replace any defective media returned to Malwarebytes within the warranty period or refund the money you paid for the Software. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, (a) THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION 6 IS EXCLUSIVE AND LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED; AND (b) EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION 6, MALWAREBYTES DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM MALWAREBYTES OR ELSEWHERE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT. Malwarebytes does not warrant that the Software will meet your requirements, that the Software will operate in the combinations, on the operating system or in the environments that you may select for Execution, that the operation of the Software will be error-free or uninterrupted, or that all Software errors will be corrected. Malwarebytes specifically disclaims any warranty or representation as to the Software's ability to eliminate any specific malware threats or the completeness of the Database or protection modules. You are solely responsible for the data, software and other content carried on your Devices and for backing-up your data, software and other content.
MALWAREBYTES' TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FROM ALL CAUSES OF ACTION AND UNDER ALL THEORIES OF LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO AMOUNTS PAID TO MALWAREBYTES BY YOU FOR THE SOFTWARE DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM. IN NO EVENT WILL MALWAREBYTES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS, PROFITS OR ABILITY TO EXECUTE) OR FOR the cost of procuring substitute products ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE EXECUTION OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT MALWAREBYTES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL SURVIVE AND APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY SPECIFIED IN THIS AGREEMENT IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
The Software is a "commercial item" as that term is defined in FAR 2.101, consisting of "commercial computer software" and "commercial computer software documentation," respectively, as such terms are used in FAR 12.212 and DFARS 227.7202. If the Software is being acquired by or on behalf of the U.S. Government, then, as provided in FAR 12.212 and DFARS 227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, as applicable, the U.S. Government's rights in the Software will be only those specified in this Agreement.
You agree to comply fully with all U.S. and other applicable export laws and regulations to ensure that neither the Software nor any technical data related thereto nor any direct product thereof are exported or re-exported directly or indirectly in violation of, or used for any purposes prohibited by, such laws and regulations.
(a) Agreement to Arbitrate:
If you are a U.S. resident, you and Malwarebytes agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof or the use of the Software (collectively, "Disputes") will be settled by binding arbitration, except that each party retains the right: (i) to bring an individual action in small claims court and (ii) to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party's copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or other intellectual property rights (the action described in the foregoing clause (ii), an "IP Protection Action"). Without limiting the preceding sentence, you will also have the right to litigate any other Dispute if you provide Malwarebytes with written notice of your desire to do so by email to email@example.com within thirty (30) days following the date you first purchase or obtain the Software (such notice, an "Arbitration Opt-out Notice"). If you don't provide Malwarebytes with an Arbitration Opt-out Notice within the thirty (30) day period, you will be deemed to have knowingly and intentionally waived your right to litigate any Dispute except as expressly set forth in clauses (i) and (ii) above. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any IP Protection Action or, if you timely provide Client with an Arbitration Opt-out Notice, will be the state and federal courts located in the Northern District of California and each of the parties hereto waives any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Unless you timely provide Client with an Arbitration Opt-out Notice, you acknowledge and agree that you and Malwarebytes are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action or representative proceeding. Further, unless both you and Malwarebytes otherwise agree in writing, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of any class or representative proceeding. If this specific paragraph is held unenforceable, then the entirety of this Section will be deemed void. Except as provided in the preceding sentence, this Section will survive any termination of this Agreement.
(b) Arbitration Rules:
The arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (the "AAA Rules") then in effect, except as modified by this Section. (The AAA Rules are available at www.adr.org/arb_med or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879.) The Federal Arbitration Act will govern the interpretation and enforcement of this Section.
(c) Arbitration Process:
A party who desires to initiate arbitration must provide the other party with a written Demand for Arbitration as specified in the AAA Rules. (The AAA provides a general Demand for Arbitration and a separate Demand for Arbitration for California residents). The arbitrator will be either a retired judge or an attorney licensed to practice law and will be selected by the parties from the AAA's roster of arbitrators. If the parties are unable to agree upon an arbitrator within seven (7) days of delivery of the Demand for Arbitration, then the AAA will appoint the arbitrator in accordance with the AAA Rules.
(d) Arbitration Location and Procedure:
Unless you and Malwarebytes otherwise agree, the arbitration will be conducted in the county where you reside. If your claim does not exceed $10,000, then the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of the documents that you and Malwarebytes submit to the arbitrator, unless you request a hearing or the arbitrator determines that a hearing is necessary. If your claim exceeds $10,000, your right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Subject to the AAA Rules, the arbitrator will have the discretion to direct a reasonable exchange of information by the parties, consistent with the expedited nature of the arbitration.
(e) Arbitrator's Decision:
The arbitrator will render an award within the time frame specified in the AAA Rules. The arbitrator's decision will include the essential findings and conclusions upon which the arbitrator based the award. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitrator's award of damages must be consistent with the terms of Section 9 ("Limitation of Liability") as to the types and amounts of damages for which a party may be held liable. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the claimant and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by the claimant's individual claim. If you prevail in arbitration you will be entitled to an award of attorneys' fees and expenses, to the extent provided under applicable law. Malwarebytes will not seek, and hereby waives all rights it may have under applicable law to recover, attorneys' fees and expenses if it prevails in arbitration.
Your responsibility to pay any AAA filing, administrative and arbitrator fees will be solely as set forth in the AAA Rules. However, if your claim for damages does not exceed $75,000, Malwarebytes will pay all such fees unless the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought in your Demand for Arbitration was frivolous or was brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)).
If you provide any ideas, suggestions, or recommendations regarding the Software or the Database ("Feedback"), Malwarebytes will be free to use, disclose, reproduce, license or otherwise distribute, and exploit such Feedback as it sees fit, entirely without obligation or restriction of any kind. By providing Feedback, you grant Malwarebytes a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, fully-paid and royalty-free license to use and exploit in any manner such Feedback. If you are a Malwarebytes for Business customer, you grant Malwarebytes the right to use your trade name (and the corresponding trademark or logo) on the Malwarebytes website and marketing materials to identify you as a customer.
This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to or application of conflict of laws rules or principles. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply. If you are a U.S. resident, Section 12 ("Agreement to Arbitrate – U.S. Customers") applies. If you are not a U.S. resident, you agree that any claims or actions regarding this Agreement may be brought solely in the state of federal courts located in the Northern District of California, and you waive any right to challenge jurisdiction and venue therein. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement or any rights granted hereunder, by operation of law or otherwise, without Malwarebytes' prior written consent, and any attempt by you to do so, without such consent, will be void. Except as expressly set forth in this Agreement, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under this Agreement will be without prejudice to its other remedies under this Agreement or otherwise. All notices or approvals required or permitted under this Agreement will be in writing and delivered by email (we will email you at the email address you provided us when you initially purchased your license), and in each instance will be deemed given upon receipt. The failure by either party to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that or any other provision. Any waiver, modification or amendment of any provision of this Agreement will be effective only if in writing and signed by authorized representatives of both parties. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to create a partnership, joint venture or agency relationship between the parties. Neither party will have the power to bind the other or to incur obligations on the other's behalf without such other party's prior written consent. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent possible, and the other provisions will remain in full force and effect. This Agreement is the complete and exclusive understanding and agreement between the parties regarding its subject matter, and supersedes all proposals, understandings or communications between the parties, oral or written, regarding its subject matter, unless you and Malwarebytes have executed a separate agreement. Any terms or conditions contained in your purchase order or other purchasing document that are inconsistent with or in addition to the terms and conditions of this Agreement are hereby rejected by Malwarebytes and will be deemed null.
If you have any questions regarding this Agreement, you may contact Malwarebytes at firstname.lastname@example.org.