This document (“Agreement”) is a legal agreement between You, either an individual or a Legal Entity, and CKSource – Frederico Knabben (“CKSource”), running business activity pursuant to registration by the President of the Capital City of Warsaw under no. 429043, covering Your permissions to use, reproduce, and distribute the Software under the License terms defined hereby.
“Agreement Name” shall mean the name used to reference this Agreement in any context, which is “CKEditor Premium License Agreement 2.3” or “CKEditor Premium License 2.3”.
“Software” or “CKEditor” shall mean the copyrighted material owned by CKSource, subject to the terms of this License. The Software is publicly, uniquely, and in its entirety recognizable by the ‘CKEditor’ name (“Software Name”).
“Software Release” or “Release” shall mean a set of files distributed by CKSource, or anyone authorized to distribute it, that represents the Software. A Release is uniquely identified by the Software Name and a code. Such code is generally referenced as the Software version or revision number, or a combination of both.
“Release Date” shall mean the day that CKSource started distributing a Release.
“Product” shall mean a single computer program or one or more websites (“Program”) (i) owned by You, or (ii) to which the owner grants You the permission to act in behalf of the owner for the purposes of this Agreement. A Program family or a group of Programs does not constitute a Product for the scope of this Agreement. A Program that goes in competition with the Software in the marketplace does not constitute a valid Product for the scope of this Agreement.
“Development Server” shall mean a computer with one or more computer central processing units (CPU’s) that operates for the exclusive purpose of software development or software testing.
“Development Activity” shall mean the act of interacting with the Software or one of its Releases, in any number of Products owned or produced by You, with the intent of installation, customization, configuration, testing, documentation, or any other software development activity related to the Software.
“Developer” shall mean an authorized person designated by You to perform Development Activities.
“Production Website” shall mean a Product with the Software installed, which already had Development Activities performed, and that has been delivered to end-users for production usage. Maintenance activities performed on Production Websites, excluding software development activities related to the Software, are not considered Development Activities.
“Hostname” shall mean a unique name by which a website is reachable in a network. This includes, but is not limited to, a website IP address. (For example, if a website is reachable by the Internet address “http://www.example.com/”, the Hostname is “www.example.com”.)
“Legal Entity” shall mean the union of the acting entity and all other entities that control, are controlled by, or are under common control of that entity. For the purposes of this definition, "control" means (i) the power, direct or indirect, to cause the direction or management of such entity, whether by contract or otherwise, or (ii) ownership of fifty percent (50%) or more of the outstanding shares, or (iii) beneficial ownership of such entity.
“LGPL” shall mean the document publicly recognized as the GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 3. The full text of the LGPL is available at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-3.0.txt. The definitions described in Section 1 in this Agreement do not apply to the LGPL terms.
“Effective Date” means the date on which the Legal Evidence is made effective.
“You” (or “Your”) shall mean an individual or a Legal Entity exercising permissions granted by the License and accepting this Agreement.
2. Grant of License
Subject to the terms and conditions of the LGPL and this Agreement, CKSource hereby grants You, in one of the License Models described in Section 5, a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, worldwide license (“License”) to use, reproduce, modify, and distribute a Software Release in a collective work assembled with the Product.
You should carefully read the following terms and conditions before using, installing, copying, or distributing the Software. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by CKSource, your use, installation, copying, or distribution of the Software indicates your acceptance of this License.
3. Conflict between the LGPL and this Agreement
Any term or condition expressed in the LGPL, which conflicts with the terms of this Agreement, are to be deleted, prevailing the later over the former.
4. Scope of License
All rights of any kind to the Software, which are not expressly granted in this Agreement, are entirely and exclusively reserved to and by CKSource. The Software is protected by applicable national and international laws and treaties.
You may use, install, copy, and distribute the Software solely as provided in this Agreement. You may not rent, lease, loan, sublicense, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or create derivative works based on the Software, in whole or in part, nor permit anyone else to do so, unless an additional license is available for such scope.
In consideration of the license set forth herein, you agree to pay a license fee (“License Fee”).
5. License Models
The Software may be assembled with the Product and redistributed in respect of one, and only one, of the following models (“License Models”) of Your choice:
- a) (“Basic”) Assembling the Software into a Product distributed as a single website (“Site”). The Site URL (“URL”) must be specified at the moment of purchase. The license will not be valid for sub-domains of the specified URL. This license includes 2 Developer licenses that cover Development Activities exclusively related to the Site.
- b) (“Professional”) Assembling the Software with a maximum of 3 websites (“Professional Sites”) owned or produced by You. Sites produced by third-parties with Software produced by You are not included in this License Model. This license includes 5 Developer licenses that cover Development Activities exclusively related to Professional Sites.
- c) (“Developer”) License granting Development Activities to a single Developer Person.
A valid Developer license is required for every single Developer Person. Developer licenses cannot be shared among different Developer Persons. Non-Development Activities on Production Websites do not require Developer licenses.
License Fee values may differ depending on the license model.
6. Agreement Acceptance
This Agreement is automatically accepted by both parties as long as You are in possession of legal evidence (“Legal Evidence”) that the acceptance has taken place. The Legal Evidence can be represented by (i) a copy of this Agreement signed by You and CKSource or (ii) a valid Certificate of License Ownership, provided by CKSource and addressed to You. The Legal Evidence must precisely indicate this Agreement Name, the Software Name, the License Model You have chosen, and the following restrictive information, if applicable:
- a) If You have chosen the Basic License Model, the Site Hostname must be indicated in the Legal Evidence. This Agreement will be valid for the Software assembled with the Site publicized under the Site Hostname only. Other Sites are excluded from this Agreement as long as a Legal Evidence is not produced for each of these Sites.
Legal Evidences for different combinations of License Models, Sites, and Products will not restrict each other and will not interfere in the rights granted to You by each of them.
Legal Evidences are not transferable to different Sites and Products.
7. Limitation on Releases
This agreement is valid for all Releases of the Software with Release Dates within or before the 365 days that follow the Effective Date (“Upgrade Period”). CKSource has no obligation to provide you any Release that is not released for general distribution to other CKSource licensees. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to obligate CKSource to provide additional Releases to You under any circumstances.
CKSource shall provide support for Developers covered by valid Developer licenses for the period of 365 days following the Effective Date (“Support Period”). Support shall be limited to electronic messaging access. CKSource shall keep You informed, either per CKSource readiness or by following your request, including changes to it, about the rules and procedures that You must perform to enjoy support under the terms of this Agreement. Support topics shall be limited to the following (each a “Support Request”):
- a) problem solving,
- b) bug reporting,
- c) and documentation clarification.
The number of Support Requests that CKSource is entitled to accept from You is limited to 2 per month, if You have chosen the Basic license model, or 5 per month, if You have chosen the Professional license model. CKSource may refuse Support Requests that exceed these limits.
CKSource is not in any way obliged to perform bug fixing or custom development activities as a result of a Support Request.
9. License Fee
In consideration for the License granted in this Agreement during the term of this Agreement, You agreed to pay to CKSource a one time fee (“License Fee”).
In consideration for the Software upgrades access and support services provided during the Upgrade Period and Support Period, You shall pay a yearly fee (“Annual Support and Upgrade Fee”).
The License Fee and the Annual Support and Upgrade Fee amount shall be specified by CKSource at the moment of the purchase as single unified price.
The fees listed in this Agreement do not include taxes. If CKSource is required to pay any sales, use, property, excise, value added, gross receipts, withholding or other taxes levied on the Software or support under this Agreement or on Your use thereof, then such taxes shall be billed to and paid by You. This Section does not apply to taxes based on CKSource net income, franchise taxes or CKSource’s employer contributions and taxes.
You understand that CKSource uses third-party paying agents to process selected payments. You understand that until payments are not received and verified by the paying agent, this Agreement is not valid.
All payments made hereunder are nonrefundable. You may not withhold or set off any amounts due under this Agreement. Failure to pay any fee when due shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement. In addition, if You fail to make any payments when due for support, upon written notice to You, CKSource shall cease providing support.
10. Automatic Renewal
You may opt to automatically extend the expiration date for both the Upgrade Period and Support Period by successive cycles of 365 days (each one a “Renewal”). In such case, you agree to pay a fee for each Renewal at the beginning of each cycle. The annual Renewal fee shall be informed by CKSource at the moment of the purchase and optionally agreed by you.
If you opted to have automatic Renewals, CKSource shall send you a payment request for the Renewal fee at any moment following the first day of each Renewal period. You shall perform the full payment in 30 calendar days following the payment request.
Both parties can discontinue the automatic Renewals by written notification to the other party before the beginning of extension cycles.
11. Exclusions from this License Grant
Nothing in this Agreement shall be interpreted to prohibit CKSource from licensing the Software under terms different from the LGPL or this Agreement. No other promises and rights are conceded by CKSource other than those expressly under this Agreement.
12. Reservation of Rights and Ownership
CKSource reserves all rights not expressly granted to You in this Agreement. The Software is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties. CKSource owns the title, copyright, and other intellectual property rights in the Software. The Software is licensed, not sold. This Agreement does not grant you any rights to the Software’s trademarks or services.
Without prejudice to any other rights, this Agreement automatically terminates if You fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. You may terminate this Agreement at any time without cause. In case of termination, in any circumstance, payments issued by You will not be reimbursed.
You shall immediately discontinue distribution of Product, assembled with the Software, upon expiration or termination of this Agreement.
CKSource warrants that it has full title and ownership to the Software and has the authority to grant the license hereunder. To the best of CKSource’s knowledge the Software does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any third party and that CKSource did not receive any notice regarding any alleged infringement thereof.
15. Disclaimer of Warranties
With the exclusion of warranties explicitly mentioned in Section 14, the Software and its related material are provided “AS IS” and without warranty of any kind. CKSource expressly disclaims all other warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
16. Exclusion of Incidental, Consequential and Certain Other Damages
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL CKSOURCE BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION, FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, FOR PERSONAL INJURY, FOR LOSS OF PRIVACY, FOR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING OF GOOD FAITH OR OF REASONABLE CARE, FOR NEGLIGENCE, AND FOR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY OR OTHER LOSS WHATSOEVER) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT OR OTHER SERVICES, INFORMATON, SOFTWARE, AND RELATED CONTENT THROUGH THE SOFTWARE OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE, OR OTHERWISE UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IN THE EVENT OF THE FAULT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), MISREPRESENTATION, STRICT LIABILITY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, AND EVEN IF THE OWNER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
17. Limitation of Liability
In no event shall CKSource’s liability exceed the License Fee paid, if any.
18. Governing Law and Venue
This Agreement shall be construed and controlled by the laws of Poland, and You and CKSource further consent to exclusive jurisdiction by the courts of Poland.
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