The following licence conditions apply to the use of the software in the equipment, or to the use of the software in and/or supplied with the equipment of LAP GmbH Laser Applikationen (hereinafter referred to as “Program”):
(Status September 2012)
LAP GmbH Laser Applikationen (hereinafter referred to as “Licensor”, “LAP GmbH” or “LAP”) or its licensors exclusively shall have all rights of use to the Program.
The Licensor shall grant the user the non-exclusive right to use and copy the Program provided in the object code if the respective copy is required to use the Program. A required copy includes in particular the installation of the Program from the original data carrier to the mass storage device of LAP GmbH’s hardware product used as well as the loading of the Program into its random access memory. Furthermore, the user may use the Program only to the extent stipulated in the contract.
The user may make a copy for backup purposes. However, in principle only one single backup copy may be made and kept. This backup copy must be identified as backup copy of the Program provided.
The user shall be obliged to prevent unauthorised access to the Program by third parties by taking appropriate precautionary measures. Original data carriers supplied and the backup copies must be kept in a secure location protected from unauthorised access by third parties. The user shall specifically instruct its employees to comply with the foregoing contractual conditions and the provisions of the Urheberrechtsgesetz (UrhG) [German Copyright Act].
The user may not make any further copies, and this shall also include the printing of the program code.
The user may only adapt the Program within the meaning of § 69 c no. 2 UrhG of the Federal Republic of Germany, in particular modify and extend the Program, if this is expressly permitted by law or is agreed contractually with LAP GmbH as Licensor. The Licensor draws attention to the fact that even minor modifications can result in significant, unforeseeable faults in the running of the Program and other software. The user is therefore specifically warned against making any unauthorised modifications to the Program; the user shall bear the risk alone.
If it is legally admissible to decompile the Program according to § 69 e UrhG, the following shall apply: before decompiling the Program, the user shall request the Licensor in writing, setting an appropriate time limit, to provide the information and documents required to achieve interoperability. Only after expiry of the time limit without result shall the user have the right to decompile within the limits set by § 69 e UrhG. Before calling in a third party (e.g. according to § 69 e (1) no. 1 (2) no. 2 UrhG), the user shall provide the Licensor with a written statement from the third party that this third party gives an undertaking directly to the Licensor to comply with the stipulations in § 3 to § 6.
The user shall in principle only have the rights to third-party software supplied which are required to use it together with the Program. This shall not in principle include any right to adapt or pass on the Program. The use of third-party software shall furthermore be governed exclusively by the licence conditions / conditions of use of the respective licensor which shall be provided by the licensor on behalf of the licensor.
The user may use the Program on any LAP hardware available to the user. If the user, however, changes the hardware, the user must delete the software from the hardware hitherto used.
The user may make the Program available to a third party only if the user waives its own use of the Program uniformly, completely and finally, and the Program is only to be used on LAP hardware. By passing on the Program, the old user’s right to use the Program shall expire. The Program may not be rented.
The written consent of the Licensor shall in any case be required to pass on the Program. The Licensor shall give its consent if the user submits a written declaration by the new user stating that the new user gives an undertaking to the Licensor to comply with the conditions agreed for using and passing on the software, and if the user warrants to the Licensor in writing that the user shall pass on all the original copies of the Program to the third party, and that it has deleted all copies the user has made itself. The Licensor can refuse its consent if the use of the Program by the new user conflicts with its legitimate interests.
The user may not make the Program available to third parties if there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the third party will violate the contractual conditions, in particular will make unauthorised copies. This shall also apply to the user’s employees.
The user shall be obliged in any case, if the Program is passed on, to notify the Licensor immediately of its intention to pass on the Program and to inform the Licensor of the name and full address of the buyer in writing.
The liability of the Licensor shall be unlimited for damages caused with intent or by gross negligence of legal representatives or executives of the Licensor and for personal injury i.e. for injury to life, limb or health, where a guarantee or procurement risk is given within the meaning of § 276 BGB [German Civil Code]. Furthermore, the following shall apply:
(a) In the case of damages caused with intent or by gross negligence of ordinary vicarious agents of the Licensor, the liability of the Licensor shall be limited to the damages which were typical and foreseeable when the contract was concluded. Furthermore, liability for damages caused by slight negligence shall be excluded unless a material contractual obligation is violated.“Material contractual obligations” are obligations that protect the legal positions of the Licensee which are material to the contract and which have to be granted to the Licensee under the contract in terms of subject matter and purpose. Material contractual obligations are also obligations whose fulfilment makes the due performance of the contract possible in the first place, where the Licensee regularly relies on and may rely on compliance with such obligations.
(b) In the case of violation of a material contractual obligation due to slight negligence, liability to compensate shall also be limited to typical and foreseeable damage. Apart from this, liability for damages caused by slight negligence shall be excluded in the case of violation of other obligations.
(c) In the event of data being lost or destroyed, the Licensor shall be liable under this liability regime only if the Licensor has caused the destruction with intent, gross negligence or as a result of a violation of a material contractual obligation, and the Licensee has at the same time ensured that the destroyed data, which is kept in machine-readable form, can be reconstructed from the data material at reasonable expense.
(d) The liability of the Licensor for each individual case of damage shall be limited to a maximum liability coverage of EUR 500,000.00. This shall not apply if LAP is culpable of fraudulent intent, intent or gross negligence, to claims due to injury to life, limb or health and in the case of a claim arising from tort or an express additional guarantee or assumption of a procurement risk or in cases of different higher liability coverage prescribed by law.
(e) The above stipulations on the limitation of liability shall also apply for the benefit of the Licensor’s employees.
(f) The burden of proof shall not be reversed by reason of the above terms and provisions.
If a third party makes justified claims due to the violation of property rights by the contractual software, LAP shall be liable to the Lessee as follows, whereby the stipulation of para. (14) shall not be affected:
– LAP shall first at its option try at LAP’s expense either to obtain a right of use for the deliveries in question or modify the licensed software while complying with the characteristics agreed under the contract so that the property right is not infringed, or exchange the software. If we cannot do so on reasonable conditions, the Licensee shall be entitled to its legal rights which shall be limited by the stipulations in para. (14).
- The Licensee shall, in the event of infringement of property rights by the licensed software, only be entitled to rights if it gives LAP written notification immediately about the claims asserted by third parties, does not admit any infringement and all defensive measures and settlement negotiations are reserved for LAP.
– If the Licensee stops using the software for reasons of damage minimisation or other good cause, the Licensee shall be obliged to advise the third party that cessation of use is not deemed to be an acknowledgement of a property right infringement.
– If an appeal is filed by third parties against the Licensee for infringement of property rights resulting from the use of the contractual software licensed by LAP, the Licensee undertakes to notify LAP immediately and to give LAP the opportunity to participate in any legal action. The Licensee must support LAP in every way in conducting such legal action. The Licensee must not take any action which could impair LAP’s legal position.
The Licensee’s claims shall be excluded if the Licensee is responsible for infringement of a property right. The Licensee’s claims shall also be excluded if the infringement of the property right is due to an application which LAP could not foresee or is caused by the software being modified by the Licensee, or used with products LAP did not deliver, if the infringement of the property rights is based on this.
Claims by the Licensee for damage from this contractual relationship may only be asserted within a preclusion period of one year as of commencement of the statutory limitation period. This shall not apply, if LAP is culpable of fraudulent intent, intent or gross negligence, to claims due to injury to life, limb or health, and in the case of a claim arising from tort or an express additional guarantee or assumption of a procurement risk.
These Licence Conditions are governed exclusively by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. The UN Sales Convention (CSIG) is excluded.
Place of performance and legal venue is the location of the Licensor’s registered office.
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