1. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
These Terms and Conditions (or “T&Cs”) shall apply to Licensee’s Annual License to and use of Software owned and delivered by Highsoft AS, the company behind Highcharts, irrespective of which license type(s) is subscribed to.
By installing or using the Software or any part thereof, Licensee agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
Without prejudice to the limited rights to try Highsoft’s Software for testing and non-commercial purposes prior to purchasing an Annual License, Licensee shall not be allowed or authorized to install or use any Software made available through the Highsoft Website unless Licensee fully agrees to all Terms and Conditions set forth herein.
Affiliate shall mean any entity that directly, or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the subject entity. “Control”, for purposes of this definition, means direct, or indirect ownership, or control of more than 50% of the voting interests of the subject;
Annual License shall mean the time-limited right to use the Licensed Software granted to Licensee under these T&Cs, in the form of a yearly subscription (subject to renewal) to either a Web License, a SaaS License or a SaaS+ License. Upon entering into an Annual License, Licensee must choose one of the license types. The sets of usage rights granted by Highsoft under each license type, are defined in section 4 of these T&Cs;
Annual License Fee shall mean the fee payable by Licensee to Highsoft for the time-limited right to use the Licensed Software and receive the services provided under the Highcharts Advantage, for the Initial Period of twelve (12) months, as defined in section 6;
Confidential Information shall mean any and all written, verbal, or demonstrated information of proprietary and/or confidential nature provided by one Party to the other in connection with the purchase and use of an Annual License; Confidential information shall include, without limitation, information relating to technologies, finances and legal affairs which relate in any manner to a Party’s actual, or anticipated business whether obtained in tangible or intangible form, including oral or visual. In addition to Licensee’s name, logo, the existence of a contractual relationship between the Parties and the product licensed under the Annual License, Confidential Information shall not include information that (i) is generally known to the public at the time of disclosure; (ii) is lawfully received or obtained by the receiving Party from a Third Party who has rightful possession of Confidential Information; (iii) becomes generally known to the public after the time of disclosure, but not as a result of disclosure by the receiving Party, or (iv) is already in the possession of the receiving Party prior to the Delivery Date;
Delivery Date shall mean the date Licensee is invoiced by Highsoft for the applicable Licensed Software;
Developer shall mean any unnamed person who will be simultaneously working with the API and/or source code of the Licensed Software. The number of Developers authorized to simultaneously work with the Licensed Software is defined in the License Statement;
Initial Term shall mean the initial twelve (12) months of the subscription to an Annual License, commencing on Delivery Date;
Internal Application shall mean software solutions or applications which fully or partly include Licensed Software and which are used solely for internal purposes by Licensee’s employees and/or contractors inside the firewall of Licensee’s network. Internal Application(s) shall not be used for external purposes and shall under no circumstance be used by or with Licensee’s customers;
Highcharts Advantage shall mean the maintenance and support services offered by Highsoft, as defined in section 5 below;
Highsoft shall mean Highsoft AS, the company behind Highcharts, a Norwegian corporation with organization no. NO996840506MVA;
Licensed Software shall mean the Software licensed to Licensee through the Annual License pursuant to these T&Cs, as chosen by Licensee upon purchase and confirmed in the License Statement. For the purpose of the Annual License and these T&Cs, Licensed Software shall not include Official Wrappers and Add-ons nor Optional Dependencies;
Licensee shall mean the legal entity to which Annual License has been granted, as expressly stated in the License Statement;
License Statement shall mean the document sent from Highsoft to Licensee confirming purchase of Annual License; which expressly identifies the details of the License including but not limited to the Licensed Software, the number of authorized Developers, the License ID-number, the expressed name of the applicable Web Applications/SaaS Applications and other information listed in section 16.9 below;
Official Wrappers and Add-ons shall mean wrappers, add-ons, plug-ins and software framework which are made available and supported by Highsoft as an additional free-of-charge service not to be deemed part of the Licensed Software, for the purpose of enhancing the use of the Software and to make integration and programming easier. Such Official Wrappers and Add-ons may include opens source software and are made available free-of-charge under the MIT-license or other open source licenses, as applicable. Information about Official Wrappers and Add-ons is available on Highsoft’s Website.
Optional Dependencies shall mean optional extensions and features to the Software products which are made available and supported by Highsoft as an additional free-of-charge service not to be deemed part of the Licensed Software and which depend in whole or in part on external libraries. Such Optional Dependencies may include open source software and are made available free-of-charge under the MIT-license or other open source licenses. Information about Optional Dependencies is available on Highsoft’s Website:
Party shall mean a party to the agreement concerning Licensee’s purchase of an Annual License governed by these T&Cs;
Release shall mean, with respect to any Licensed Software, any release of minor or substantial news and improvements to Licensed Software, any may include bug fixes, redesign, and refactoring of the API.
Renewal Fee shall mean the fee payable by Licensee for the renewal of the Annual License, as set out in section 6;
Renewal Term shall mean any subsequent term of twelve (12) months following the Initial Term or a prior Renewal Term;
SaaS Application shall mean a software solution or application offered by Licensee as a service (i.e. not a product) which fully or partly includes Licensed Software and which is made available by Licensee to any number of Third Parties from a server outside such Third Parties’ premises which is owned or controlled by Licensee provided that such software product, solution or application has been approved by Highsoft as a SaaS Application by express identification as such in the License Statement;
SaaS License shall mean the License type offered by Highsoft granting Licensee the right to use the Licensed Software in one (1) SaaS Application or one (1) Web Application, as further described in section 4.3;
SaaS+ License shall mean the License type offered by Highsoft granting Licensee the right to use the Licensed Software in up to five (5) SaaS Applications and/or Web Applications (total number of applications not to exceed five), as further described in section 4.4;
Software shall mean any and all proprietary software products owned by Highsoft including Highcharts JS – the main product included in all licenses, in addition to Highcharts Stock, Highcharts Maps and Highcharts Gantt – which are optional additional products;
Terms and Conditions (or “T&Cs”) shall mean this document and the License Statement;
Third Party shall mean any other entity than the Parties, including but not limited to Licensee’s customers;
Web Application shall mean a software application or solution running on web server(s) owned, controlled or hosted by Licensee which fully or partly includes Licensed Software, which is made available by Licensee to a Third Party, and which can be distributed as web application, desktop application or mobile application, and which may come in various versions for different platforms (such as e.g. iOS and Android versions of a mobile application);
3. Ownership and Copyright
All Software is the property of Highsoft and is protected by copyright law as well as other statutory and non- statutory intellectual property law. All title and copyrights in and to Software are and shall remain owned fully and solely by Highsoft.
Under these Terms and Conditions, Software is licensed, not sold.
Highsoft reserves all rights not expressly granted to Licensee under these Terms and Conditions. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Licensee acknowledges and agrees that: (a) except as specifically set forth herein, Highsoft retains all right, title and interest in and to Software, and Licensee does not acquire any right, title or interest to Software except as set forth herein; (b) any configuration or deployment of Software shall not affect or diminish Highsoft’s rights, title or interest in and to Software. Neither the Annual License nor these T&Cs shall limit in any way Highsoft’s right to develop, use, license, create derivative works of, or otherwise exploit Software, or to permit Third Parties to do so.
4. Grant of License
The rights granted to Licensee under an Annual License, subject to these Terms and Conditions and Licensee's full payment of the Annual License Fee, is strictly limited to the usage rights granted under the chosen License type.
The Annual License, which shall be registered in Licensee's name, shall commence on Delivery Date and be effective during the Initial Term and any subsequent Renewal Term, unless terminated in accordance with the Terms and Conditions set forth herein.
When entering into an Annual License, Licensee must choose
- the Software products to be included in the Annual License. Highcharts JS is mandatory, and;
- one of the License types described in this section 4, and;
- the number of authorized Developers to be included in the License, and;
- whether the Licensed Software will be used in a Web Application(s) or a SaaS Application(s), if subscribing to a SaaS License or a SaaS+ License as further described in section 4.3 and 4.4;
All Optional Dependencies and Official Wrappers and Add-ons are made available by Highsoft as an additional free-of-charge service, irrespective of the chosen Software product and License type, and shall not be deemed part of the Licensed Software.
Each License type grants Licensee a specific set of usage rights to Licensed Software, as described respectively in section 4.2 to 4.4 below. The offered license types described in section 4.2 (Web License), 4.3 (SaaS License) and 4.4 (SaaS+ License) are complementary in the sense that SaaS License and SaaS+ License each includes a gradual broadened scope and more extensive usage rights than the Web License,
e.g. the SaaS License consumes and includes more extensive rights than the Web License.
Depending on the purchased License type, sections 4.2, 4.3 or 4.4 below shall apply. Section 4.1 shall apply to all License types and hence regardless of the chosen License. The License type chosen by Licensee shall be stated in the License Statement.
4.1. General Grants and Limitations
Upon request, Highsoft may provide advice on which License type will be suitable for Licensee as this will mainly depend on Licensee use case. In such case, Highsoft will use its best effort to suggest a suitable License type based on the information provided by Licensee. Licensee shall bear the risk for the correctness and completeness of the information provided, and Highsoft provides no guarantees, express or implied, as to the suitability of the chosen License type and hereby disclaims any and all liability related to the choice made by Licensee.
Licensee acknowledges, accepts, and undertakes to ensure that the actual number of Developers at any time shall not exceed the agreed number of Developers stated on the License Agreement. Any breach of this restriction shall be considered a material breach of these Terms and Conditions.
All Licenses are granted by Highsoft to Licensee only and do not extend to Licensee’s Affiliates.
The Annual License includes the Highcharts Advantage services provided by Highsoft as defined in section 5 below.
Irrespective of the chosen License type, the Annual License shall be annual, subject to renewal, as set out in section 6.
Licensee may obtain Licensed Software source code by downloading the source code from Highsoft Website, and make own edits, and keep its own repositories with the modified source code.
Licensee undertakes not to use Software as part of any offerings comprising functionality that is substantially similar to that of Software, during the term of the Annual License, and for a period of three (3) years after its termination, however occasioned. Nothing in these T&Cs shall, however, be construed to preclude Licensee from using, marketing, licensing and/or selling software which is developed on an independent basis even if such software has the same or similar functionality as Software, provided always that such activities do not infringe or jeopardize Highsoft’s intellectual property rights or are in breach of other related statutory or non- statutory rules of law.
Licensee shall not modify, delete or obscure any notices of proprietary rights or any Software identification or restrictions on or in Software found in the license-header of the code files.
4.2. Web License
Through a Web License, Highsoft grants Licensee a non-exclusive, time-limited, non-sublicensable, worldwide right to install, reproduce, use and further develop Licensed Software:
- on any number of public or private websites (including subdomains and intranet sites) for generation of generic content, and;
- on any number of Internal Applications.
A Web License authorizes Licensee to use the Licensed Software for internal purposes and extends to Licensee’s employees and contractors, but not to its clients or other Third Parties. The Web License does not include any right for Licensee to use the Licensed Software in a SaaS Application or a Web Application.
The condition that the right to use the Licensed Software under a Web License is limited to generation of generic content only, means that the content being included on websites must be the same (identical) for all users, and that Licensee shall not generate individually tailored content adapted to any user’s personal data or choices.
4.3. SaaS License
Through a SaaS License, Highsoft grants Licensee such rights that are covered by a Web License with the addition of a non-exclusive, time-limited, non-reusable, worldwide right to install, reproduce, use and further develop Licensed Software as an integral part of either:
- one (1) SaaS Application, or;
- one (1) Web Application.
Licensed Software may only be incorporated into such SaaS Application or a Web Application that has been expressly identified by Licensee and approved by Highsoft in the License Statement. Licensee is allowed to make changes or further developments to the chosen SaaS Application or Web Application. The non-reusable
character of the SaaS License means that Licensee is not allowed to change or replace the SaaS Application or Web Application with a separate SaaS Application or Web Application under the same License.
Subscription to a SaaS License does not authorize Licensee to distribute Licensed Software as an integral part of a Licensee’s own product through installation of such product on a server owned or operated by a Licensee customer. Nor does it authorize Licensee to use Licensed Software in a SaaS Application or Web Application which is hosted in any part by Licensee’s customer. Any such use of the Licensed Software by a Licensee who is only subscribing to a SaaS License shall therefore be deemed unauthorized and invalid and shall be considered a material breach of the Annual License and these T&Cs.
Except for the authorized use of the Licensed Software in either one (1) SaaS Application or one (1) Web Application as set out herein and specified in the License Statement, Licensees only subscribing to a SaaS License are under no circumstances authorized to transfer, rent, lease, lend, sell, copy, redistribute, or sublicense any Licensed Software, in itself or together with other software, or in any other way make Licensed Software available to any Third Party. Any attempt to do so shall be considered a material breach of the Annual License and these T&Cs.
4.4. SaaS+ License
Through a SaaS+ License, Highsoft grants Licensee such rights that are covered by a Web License with the addition of a non-exclusive, time-limited, non-reusable, worldwide right to install, reproduce, use and further develop Licensed Software in either:
- Up to five (5) independent SaaS Applications, or;
- Up to five (5) independent Web Applications, or;
- Up to five (5) independent SaaS Applications and Web Applications as long as the total number of applications does not exceed five (5).
Subscription to a SaaS+ License does not authorize Licensee to distribute Licensed Software as an integral part of a Licensee’s own product through installation of such product on a server owned or operated by a Licensee customer. Nor does it authorize Licensee to use Licensed Software in a SaaS Application or Web Application which is hosted in any part by Licensee’s customer. Any such use of the Licensed Software by a Licensee who is solely subscribing to a SaaS+ License shall therefore be deemed unauthorized and invalid and shall be considered a material breach of the Annual License and these T&Cs.
Except for the authorized use of the Licensed Software in accordance with letter a., b. or c. in this section 4.4 and specified in the License Statement, Licensees solely subscribing to a SaaS+ License are under no circumstances authorized to transfer, rent, lease, lend, sell, copy, redistribute, or sublicense any Licensed Software, in itself or together with other software, or in any other way make Licensed Software available to any Third Party. Any attempt to do so shall be considered a material breach of the Annual License and these T&Cs.
5. Highcharts Advantage
Under a valid and effective Annual License, whether in the form a subscription to a Web License, a SaaS License or a SaaS+ License, Licensee shall be entitled to receive the Highcharts Advantage services, which includes:
- Access to all new Releases of the Licensed Software,
- Ten (10) hours of personalized technical support per Developer during the Initial Term and during each subsequent Renewal Term,
- Technical support by e-mail
- Priority response, no later than 24 hours on working days, CET (CEST) after the request was received,
- Access to 2nd line support by core developers,
- Online text chat with 1st line support engineers, working days 10-18 CET (CEST),
- Investigation of any claimed bug/error/malfunction/nonfunctioning of Licensed Software, and when possible suggestions as to corrective- or work-around solutions to the problems,
- Supply of emergency hot fixes to Licensed Software. This will be available as patches to the latest stable source code, and, if applicable, be included in the subsequent Release,
- Any bug and error fixing, malfunctioning of Licensed Software is to be delivered outside the personalized technical support hours.
Highsoft will provide support for all Releases of Licensed Software released within the term of the Annual License.
The Highcharts Advantage services does not cover issues arising in connection with implementation of Licensed Software in/to Licensee’s own products, solutions and/or applications.
The Highcharts Advantage services set forth in this section, shall not extend to any Third Parties to which Licensee distributes SaaS Application(s) and/or Web Application(s), as applicable. Support to any Licensee customers shall hence be Licensee’s full and sole responsibility. Highsoft may, at its sole discretion, at any time choose to discontinue the supply of new Releases.
6. Term and Renewal
The Initial Term of the Annual License is twelve (12) months).
Upon expiration of the Initial Term, the Annual License shall, if purchased directly from Highsoft, automatically renew for a subsequent Renewal Term of twelve (12) months, unless either Party have notified the other Party otherwise in writing no less than sixty (60) days prior to expiration of the ongoing term in accordance with section 7. The same shall apply upon expiration on a Renewal Term.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these T&Cs, Annual Licenses purchased from one of Highsoft’s authorized Channel Partners shall not automatically renew and shall automatically expire without notice from Highsoft upon the end of the Initial Term.
During the term of the Annual License, Licensed Software shall be made available by Highsoft and Licensee shall be authorized to download such Licensed Software from Highsoft Website.
Licensee may terminate the Annual License without cause at any time. Such termination without cause shall become effective upon expiration of the ongoing term (whether it is an Initial Term or Renewal Term) provided that notice of termination has been given to Highsoft in writing no less than sixty days prior to expiration of the ongoing term.
Either Party may terminate the Annual License with immediate effect in the event of a material breach of these T&Cs by the other Party. Upon Highsoft’s termination for material breach by Licensee, Licensee shall immediately cease use and distribution of Licensed Software.
On termination or expiration of the Annual License, Licensee shall immediately cease all use and distribution of Licensed Software. Highsoft will send to Licensee a notice of termination or expiration, as applicable. Further, Licensee shall remove, delete or otherwise destroy any of Highsoft’s material that Licensee has received, copied or otherwise obtained, including but not limited to Confidential Information. A written confirmation that such deletion has been completed shall be sent to Highsoft without undue delay.
8. Annual License Fee, Renewal Fee and Payment Terms
Licensee shall upon subscribing to an Annual License pay the applicable Annual License Fee.
Upon expiration of the Initial Term, or any subsequent Renewal Term, as applicable, and the simultaneous commencement of a Renewal Term, Licensee’s credit card will be charged for the Renewal Fee, which will be in accordance with Highsoft’s then-current list price for such renewal of the Annual License. Upon such commencement of a Renewal Term, Highsoft will send to Licensee a confirmation on purchase, along with and updated License Statement and the applicable T&Cs.
Each Party shall be fully and solely responsible for payment of any bank charges and/or local taxes imposed by the law of that Party's home country related to the purchase of Licensed Software or Renewal, and each Party shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the other Party from any taxes, claims, costs or other liabilities related to the indemnifying Party’s taxes. Invoices from Highsoft will not include taxes, except VAT in the case of Norwegian customers. Licensee may not withhold any part of the invoiced amount as payment of taxes.
The Annual License and accompanying rights including any subsequent renewals is granted to Licensee on the condition that all the due fees are paid to Highsoft in full and on time.
Licensee may use Licensee’s own descriptions of the functionality provided by Licensed Software for the purposes of marketing Licensee’s own products, solutions or applications insofar as the descriptions are not misleading.
Licensee shall not do anything that might misrepresent the ownership of Software. Licensee undertakes not to brand Software as Licensee’s own or declare or give the impression that Licensee owns the copyright in Software.
Each Party may use the other Party’s name and logos in its marketing, promotion and website, as is reasonably necessary in order to describe and promote the Software or Licensee’s own SaaS Application(s) or Web Application(s), as applicable. Further, Highsoft shall have the right to name Licensee as a reference and to use Licensee’s testimonials and use cases, including but not limited to publicly available charts which includes Licensed Software, for the purposes of promoting or demonstrating the Software.
Notwithstanding the above, nothing in this section 9 shall include or imply any right for any Party to disclose any Confidential Information.
Licensee agrees that it will conduct its business in a manner that will not injure or jeopardize Highsoft’s reputation.
10. Warranties and Representations
Highsoft's warranties and representations in this section 10 are limited to Licensed Software provided to Licensee under these T&Cs. The warranties and representations provided herein does not cover and shall under no circumstances be deemed to cover any Official Wrappers and Add-ons or Optional Dependencies.
10.2. Highsoft's Warranties and Representations
Highsoft warrants and represents that:
- For a period of ninety (90) days following its Delivery Date, Licensed Software will perform substantially in accordance with Highsoft’s written specifications, provided that it has been used in accordance with all documentation and specifications made available on Highsoft's Website,
- Highsoft will perform its obligations under the Annual License and these T&Cs in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations,
- Highsoft has the full and unconditional ownership of Licensed Software,
- The Annual License does not infringe intellectual property rights of any Third Party,
- The Licensed Software does not include any Third-Party software,
- Highsoft has the requisite knowledge, personnel, resources and know-how to fully perform and deliver Licensed Software and associated services as stipulated by these T&Cs in a professional manner,
- Highsoft has not intentionally placed and will use its best efforts to avoid the placement of any Harmful Codes into Licensed Software provided under the Annual License. For the purpose of this section 10.2, "Harmful Codes" is defined as any program that infects, damages and/or impairs another program or data, disables hardware or software, or permits or assists in the breach of data.
10.3. Licensee's Remedies
In the event of breach, or alleged breach of any of the warranties in section 10.2, Licensee shall promptly notify Highsoft and delete Software. Licensee’s sole remedy in such an event shall be that Highsoft shall re- supply or correct the Licensed Software so that it operates according to the warranties set out in section 10.2. The warranties shall not apply if Licensee has modified, or used Software improperly, or on an operating environment not approved by Highsoft. Improper use and unapproved operating environments will be as set forth in the documentation provided to Licensee on or prior to Delivery Date.
11. Limitation of Liability
All Software and support services supplied by Highsoft are provided ‘as is’ and may have errors and omissions. Thus, remedies are only available to Licensee in the event of any breach of the warranties set out in section 10.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, AND EVEN IF INFORMED THEREOF BY LICENSEE OR ANY OTHER PARTY, SHALL HIGHSOFT BE LIABLE FOR (i) LOSS OF, OR DAMAGE TO, DATA; (ii) SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES; OR (iii) LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS, REVENUE, GOODWILL, OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS.
Incorporation of Licensed Software into a SaaS Application or a Web Application pursuant to subscription to a SaaS License or SaaS+ License as further described in sections 4.3 and 4.4 of these T&Cs shall not in any manner expand Highsoft’s liabilities under the Annual License. Thus, Highsoft shall not under any circumstance be neither responsible nor liable for any aspects of such SaaS Application(s) or Web Application(s), including but not limited to its reliability, uptime/downtime, functioning or fitness for purpose. Any obligations, liabilities or warranties undertaken by Licensee towards its customers with respect to such SaaS Application(s) or Web Application(s) shall apply only between mentioned parties, and Licensee hereby undertakes to indemnify and hold Highsoft harmless from and against any and all losses, clams and damages related to such SaaS Application(s) or Web Application(s).
In all events, Highsoft’s liability for damages to Licensee for any cause whatsoever related to the Annual License and these T&Cs, shall be limited to the sum of the Annual License Fee.
12. Intellectual Property Infringement
Highsoft will defend, indemnify and hold Licensee harmless against any claim stating that Licensed Software is violating any Third-Party copyright provided that:
- Licensee promptly notifies Highsoft of the claim, such notice to be provided no later than ten (10) business days after receipt of said claim(s);
- A copy of the notice(s) of copyright infringement is promptly sent to Highsoft in accordance with section 16.10;
- Licensee in good faith cooperates with and assists Highsoft in the defense of the claim in question and meets reasonable requests from Highsoft in that respect;
- Notwithstanding item iii. above, Highsoft shall have sole control of the defense and any related settlement negotiations in the case of legal proceedings; and
- Licensee timely provides Highsoft with all necessary assistance, information and authority to perform the above.
If Licensed Software is held by a final court ruling to be infringing any Third Party copyright Highsoft will at its option: (i) obtain the right for Licensee to continue to use such Software consistent with the Annual License;
(ii) modify such Software so that it is non-infringing; or solely in the event that (i) and (ii) are not feasible, (iii) refund any and all invoiced amounts to Licensee and all of Highsoft’s obligations under the Annual License and these T&Cs shall terminate upon written notice.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Highsoft's indemnity obligations under this section 12 shall under any circumstances be limited to the sum of the Annual License Fee.
For the purpose of this section each Party shall be called Disclosing Party and Receiving Party respectively.
Each Party acknowledges that Confidential Information is proprietary, that it is valuable to Disclosing Party and that any disclosure or unauthorized use thereof may cause irreparable harm and loss to Disclosing Party.
Obligations of Receiving Party in regard to Confidential Information:
- In consideration of the disclosure to Receiving Party of Confidential Information, Receiving Party agrees to receive and to treat Confidential Information on a confidential and restricted basis and to undertake the following additional obligations with respect thereto,
- To use Confidential Information for the sole purpose of fulfilling its obligations under the Annual License, or for the purpose of enhancing or improving the services provided under Highcharts Advantage or the general customer experience when doing business with Highsoft and/or Highsoft’s trusted partners, unless otherwise expressly agreed to in writing by Parties,
- Not to duplicate, in whole or in part, any Confidential Information,
- Subject to the next paragraph, not to disclose Confidential Information to Third Parties except on a need-to-know basis.
Information stated in the License Statement provided by Highsoft to Licensee may be shared with Highsoft’s officers, employees, Affiliates and trusted partners, provided that Highsoft holds an agreement with such entity or individual person committing them to same level of confidentiality as the Parties have agreed to in these T&Cs.
14. Applicable Law and Venue
The Annual License and these T&Cs shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Norway.
Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Annual License and these T&Cs, or the breach, termination, or invalidity thereof, Parties shall seek to solve amicably through negotiations. If the Parties do not reach an amicable solution within two (2) weeks, any dispute, controversy or claim shall be finally settled by the regular courts of Norway. Both Parties hereby agree to and accept Sogn and Fjordane District Court (Sogn og Fjordane tingrett) as exclusive legal venue.
15. Processing of Personal Data
On termination or expiration of the Annual License, for whatever reason, sections 3, 11, 13 and 14 shall survive.
16.2. Relationship Between Parties
Parties are independent contractors, and the Annual License or these T&Cs shall not constitute or be construed as constituting either Party as partner, joint venture, agency or fiduciary of the other Party, as creating any other form of legal association that would impose liability on one Party for the act, or failure to act, of the other Party, or as providing either Party with the right, power, or authority (express, or implied) to create any duty or obligation of the other Party.
During the term of the Annual License and for a period of five (5) years thereafter, Highsoft shall have the right to review, audit and inspect Licensee’s use of the Licensed Software in order to verify that Licensee complies with the grants and limitations set out in section 4 (including subsections). Such audit shall only be conducted under non-disclosure obligations, upon reasonable notice, which shall be no shorter than ten (10) calendar days and shall take place during Licensee regular business hours with minimal disruption to Licensee’s ongoing operations. If the audit shows no discrepancies or unauthorized use of Highsoft’s Software, Highsoft shall carry all of its costs associated with the audit.
In the event any provision of these T&Cs is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these T&Cs will remain in full force.
The waiver by either Highsoft, or Licensee of any default or breach of these T&Cs shall not constitute a waiver of any other or subsequent default or breach. Except for actions for non-payment or breach of Highsoft’s intellectual proprietary rights in Licensed Software, no action, regardless of form, arising out of these T&Cs may be brought by Licensee more than one (1) year after the cause of action has occurred.
Licensee may not assign or transfer all, or any part of its rights under the Annual License and these T&Cs without Highsoft’s prior written consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either Party may assign the Annual License in its entirety to its Affiliate(s), or in connection with a merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization, or sale of all or substantially all of its assets. In such case, Licensee shall notify Highsoft in writing without undue delay, and unless otherwise agreed upon in writing, these T&Cs shall bind, and inure to the benefit of Parties, their respective successors, and permitted assigns.
16.7. Entire Agreement
These T&Cs is the entire agreement between Highsoft and Licensee relating to this relationship and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous oral or written communications, proposals and representations relating to that relationship.
16.8. Battle of Forms
Licensees’s purchase of License shall be solely governed by these T&Cs. Any terms or conditions introduced by Licensee either directly, indirectly by way of reference or otherwise are hereby explicitly rejected and shall not apply.
Parties agree that any additional or differing terms or conditions in any other document or arrangement not forming part of the agreement governing the Annual License, including but not limited to any letter or terms of engagement or the like, purchase order, invoice, acknowledgment, delivery receipt, confirmation or other delivery or acceptance document issued by or on behalf of Highsoft, or by or on behalf of Licensee at the request of Highsoft, shall be void, and of no force or effect to the extent such are in breach of or contradiction with these T&Cs.
16.9. License Statement
Highsoft shall confirm Licensee’s purchase of the Annual License by issuing a License Statement, which is an automatic generated document summarizing the agreed details of the License granted by Highsoft to Licensee.
The License Statement shall expressly state:
- The License owner
- The chosen License type
- The Licensed Software product(s) included in the License
- The term of the License and the expiration date
- The License identification number
- The number for authorized Developers
- The name of Licensee’s own Web Applications and/or SaaS Applications in which the Licensed Software will be used, if applicable.
If Licensee wants to change the name of Licensee’s SaaS Application(s) or Web Application(s), if Licensee is subscribing to a SaaS License or SaaS+ License, Licensee shall notify Highsoft in writing and Highsoft shall update the License Statement accordingly and issue to Licensee the updated version without undue delay. If Licensee wants to make any other changes to the Annual License, Licensee must contact Highsoft and the Parties shall seek to agree to any such change on a case-by-case basis.
All notices to be given under the Annual License to Highsoft shall be sent either by email to [email protected] or as a hardcopy to the following address: Highsoft AS, Sentrumsgata 44, 6893 Vik i Sogn, Norway.
Information from Highsoft to Licensee shall be sent by email to the email address Licensee has provided upon purchase. It is Licensee’ responsibility to ensure that the e-mail address is correct. Highsoft does not take responsibility for lost communication.
All notices, demands or other communication given by a Party to the other shall be deemed to have been duly given when made in writing and sent to the registered e-mail address or when a hardcopy is received by Highsoft at the stated address.