End User License Agreement (EULA)

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Between the

Nucleonica GmbH c/o European Commission, Hermann-von-Helmholz-Platz 1 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen Germany


the 'End-user' of the NUCLEONICA program


1. Definitions

1.1 Software means the NUCLEONICA web-suite of computer programs which provides basic nuclear data on more than 3000 radionuclides. The NUCLEONICA program was developed at the Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) by Dr. J. Magill, is owned by the European Atomic Energy Community (hereinafter “the Community”) and is protected by copyright laws. Nucleonica GmbH develops, maintains and distributes the NUCLEONICA program on the basis of exclusive license rights. The End-user must treat the NUCLEONICA software including the databases, the Help and all related information such as any other copyrighted material (e.g. a book).

1.2 Software Package means the Software and support materials distributed by the Nucleonica GmbH, including but not limited to manuals, flow charts and specifications relating to the Software and the documentation.

1.3 Use or Used in connection with the Software, as defined below, means storing any portion of the Software in a machine, and/or transmitting any portion of the Software to a machine for processing and/or compiling, executing or interpreting any machine instructions contained in the Software, and/or displaying any portion of the Software in connection with the processing of such machine instructions. The term Use or Used in connection with Software Package (excluding the Software) shall be interpreted in accordance with its usual and generally understood meaning.

2. License for Software

2.1 The Nucleonica GmbH grants to the End-user a personal, non-transferable and nonexclusive right to use the Software Package solely for internal purposes. For the purposes of this Agreement the term "End-user" includes the End-user's wholly owned subsidiaries.

2.2 The End-user shall not infringe the Community's copyright on the Software Package and on the audio-visual output resulting from use of the Software. The End-user shall not rent, sell, lease, license, lend or otherwise transfer the Software Package. Without prejudice to Article 3.1, he shall not make the Software Package available through any time-sharing or network arrangement to any third party. He shall not decode and shall not attempt to decode, avoid or undo the copy protection system incorporated into the software.

2.3 The End-user is not permitted to make any copies or partial copies of the Software Package for any purpose, except for back-up purposes, without the prior written consent of the Nucleonica GmbH. All proprietary and copyright notices are precautionary only and do not imply publication. Any copy or partial copy of the Software Package shall be owned by the Community subject to the license rights granted to the End-user and shall be "Software Package" under this Agreement.

2.4 The End-user shall retain all right, title and interest to the End-user's data. The Community shall retain all right, title and interest in the Software.

3. Protection and Security of Software Package

3.1 The End-user agrees that the Software Package is a confidential trade secret of the Community which is exclusively developed, maintained and distributed by the Nucleonica GmbH. The End-user shall not, without the prior written consent of the Nucleonica GmbH, disclose or otherwise make available the Software Package or any part thereof, or copies thereof to any third party. The End-user agrees to take all reasonable measures to distribute the Software Package only to those of its employees and consultants as are necessary for the Uses licensed hereunder, and the End-user shall appropriately bind such employee or consultant to hold the Software Package in confidence and not to disclose the Software Package to anyone.

3.2 The End-user hereby assures the Nucleonica GmbH that he does not intend to and will not knowingly, without the prior written consent of the Nucleonica GmbH, transmit, directly or indirectly the Software Package.

3.3 Prior to disposing of any media or apparatus, End-user will ensure that any software contained by such media or stored in such apparatus has been completely erased or otherwise destroyed.

4. Disclaimer of warranty

The Nucleonica GmbH does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the Software will meet End-user's requirements, that the Software operation will be error free or that any defects in the Software are correctable or will be corrected. The Nucleonica GmbH disclaims all warranties relating to the Software Package, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty against infringement of third parties property rights, of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Neither the Nucleonica GmbH nor the Community will be liable for any loss of use, interruption of business or consequential damages of any kind, even if either of them has been advised, knew or should have known of the possibility of such damages.

5. Indemnification and Limitations of Liabilities

5.1 End-user shall defend at its own expenses any claim, suit or proceeding brought against End-user, the Nucleonica GmbH or the Community, with exception of those claims set forth in section 5.2, insofar as it arises from the End-user's use of the Software Package and shall indemnify and hold the Nucleonica GmbH and the Community harmless for all claims, damages, costs and expenses awarded to End-user or third parties against the Nucleonica GmbH or the Community arising from any such claim, suit or proceeding.

5.2 In the event any claim, suit or proceeding is brought against End-user based on a claim that any portion of the Software Package constitutes an infringement of patent or copyright, or other proprietary rights of any third party arising under the End-user's country law, the Nucleonica GmbH and the Community shall have the right, at their option, to assume the defense of such action. Neither the Nucleonica GmbH nor the Community shall be responsible for any compromise made without its consent. The Nucleonica GmbH shall have the right, at its option, either to obtain for End-user the right to continue the use of Software Package, substitute other computer software with similar operating capabilities, or modify the Software Package so that they are no longer infringing. In the event that none of the above options are reasonably available, End-user's sole and exclusive remedy shall be to terminate this Agreement, to cease using and to return to the Nucleonica GmbH all copies of the Software Package.

5.3 The Nucleonica GmbH shall have, in addition to any other remedies available to it, the right to injunctive relief to enjoin breaches of this Agreement. End-user hereby acknowledges that other remedies are inadequate to protect the Nucleonica GmbH’s and the Community's rights.

5.4 The Nucleonica GmbH shall not be liable to the End-user for any loss or damage whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with this Agreement, the Software Package, its use or otherwise, except that which it is unlawful to exclude. The Nucleonica GmbH expressly excludes liability for consequential loss or damage which may arise in respect of the Software package, its use, or in respect of other equipment or property, or for loss of profit, business revenue, loss of contracts, goodwill or anticipated savings. The Nucleonica GmbH accepts no liability for any design, system or use of any product resulting from the use of the Software Package and makes no warranty as to its completeness or accuracy nor that the Software is free of defects, error-free or is of a satisfactory technical or scientific quality. Notwithstanding the above, nothing herein shall be deemed to restrict or exclude any liability of the Nucleonica GmbH for death or personal injury to the extent only that the same arises as a result of the negligence of the Nucleonica GmbH, its employees, servants, agents or authorised representatives. In the event that any limitation or provision contained in this Agreement shall be held to be invalid for any reason or the Nucleonica GmbH becomes liable for loss or damage that would otherwise have been lawful to exclude, such liability shall be subject to other provisions limiting the liability to the total purchase price.

6. Termination

6.1 The Agreement may be terminated immediately by the Nucleonica GmbH, if the Enduser breaches any of its provisions, upon written notice to the End-user.

6.2 Upon termination, the End-user shall immediately delete the Software and purge all copies or any portion thereof from any computer storage device or medium on which the Enduser has placed the Software. The End-user shall give the Nucleonica GmbH a written certification that he has complied with all above obligations.

6.3 The provisions of Sections 2, 3, 5.1, 7.1 shall remain in full force and effect following the termination of this Agreement.

7. General

7.1 Neither this Agreement nor any right granted hereunder shall be assignable or otherwise transferable, and any attempt by End-user to assign or transfer this Agreement or any right granted hereunder shall be null and void.

7.2 If any term or provision of this Agreement shall be found to be unenforceable then, notwithstanding that term, all other terms of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

7.3 Any changes and supplements to this Agreement are permissible in writing only. Collateral agreements are effective only when they have been confirmed in writing.

7.4 The parties hereby agree that any dispute between the parties resulting from the interpretation or application of this Agreement which has not been possible to settle amicably shall be submitted to the courts of the place where the Nucleonica GmbH is domiciled.

7.5 This Agreement shall be governed by the national substantive laws of the competent court.

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