MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS
MICROSOFT DEVELOPER NETWORK (MSDN) SUBSCRIPTION OPERATING SYSTEMS, PROFESSIONAL, AND PREMIUM EDITIONS
These license terms are an agreement between Microsoft Corporation (or based on where you live, one of its affiliates) and you. Please read them. They apply to the software named above, which includes the media on which you received it, if any. The terms also apply to any Microsoft
- Internet-based services, and
- support services
for this software, unless other terms accompany those items. If so, those terms apply.
BY USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THEM, DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE. INSTEAD, RETURN IT TO THE RETAILER FOR A REFUND OR CREDIT. If you cannot obtain a refund there, contact Microsoft or the Microsoft affiliate serving your country for information about Microsoft’s refund policies. See www.microsoft.com/worldwide. In the United States and Canada, call (800) MICROSOFT or see www.microsoft.com/info/nareturns.htm.
AS DESCRIBED BELOW, USING SOME FEATURES ALSO OPERATES AS YOUR CONSENT TO THE TRANSMISSION OF CERTAIN STANDARD COMPUTER INFORMATION FOR INTERNET-BASED SERVICES.
NOTICE: APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES BUILT WITH MICROSOFT VISUAL J# 2005 WILL RUN ONLY IN THE MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK. VISUAL J# 2005 HAS BEEN INDEPENDENTLY DEVELOPED BY MICROSOFT. IT IS NOT ENDORSED OR APPROVED BY SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. IF YOU COMPLY WITH THESE LICENSE TERMS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHTS BELOW FOR EACH LICENSE YOU ACQUIRE.
- Software. The software includes development tools, software programs and documentation.
- License Model. The software is licensed on a per user basis.
2. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.
- General. One user may install and use copies of the software to design, develop, test and demonstrate your programs. Testing does not include staging on a server in a production environment, such as loading content prior to production use.
- Included Microsoft Programs. These license terms apply to all Microsoft programs included with the software. If the license terms with any of those programs give you other rights that do not expressly conflict with these license terms, you also have those rights.
- Pre-release Code. The software contains pre-release code. The license terms with the pre-release code apply to your use of it.
- Third Party Programs. The software contains third party programs. The license terms with those programs apply to your use of them.
3. ADDITIONAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND/OR USE RIGHTS.
- User Testing. Your end users may access the software to perform acceptance tests on your programs.
- Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services. Up to 200 anonymous users at a time may use the Terminal Services feature of the Windows Server software to access Internet demonstrations of your programs. Your demonstration must not use production data.
- Additional License Terms for MSDN Premium Edition.
i. Desktop Applications.
For each license you acquire, the licensed user may also install and use one copy of the following desktop applications on one device for any purpose.
• Office 2007 Ultimate: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, OneNote, InfoPath, Groove, Visio Professional, Project Standard, SharePoint Portal Designer, and Office Communicator.
• This Desktop Applications section of these product use rights applies to the licensed user’s use of the Desktop Application components of the software. These rights are in addition to the right to install supplied products for the purpose of design, development, testing and demonstration of your programs.
ii. FrontPage Web Components.
The software includes web components for MSNBC news headlines, MSN MoneyCentral Stock Quote and MSN Search. You may only use these web components on web sites you create. You may not change the web components, except as the software allows. You may not separately use trademarks or logos shown on the web components. You may not disable or redirect the links in the web components. You may not use the web components to imply any relationship with Microsoft or MSNBC; disparage Microsoft or MSNBC or their products, software, or services; or violate any law.
iii. Systems Management Server (SMS) 2.0.
• SMS Installer. You may use the SMS Installer only on devices managed by SMS.
• SMS Distributable Code. You must require your end users to only use the Distributable Code listed in the REDIST.TXT file on devices managed by SMS.
• SMS Sample Code. Code marked as “Sample Code” in the SAMPLES.TXT file is not Distributable Code. You may only use, copy and modify that sample code to design, develop and test your programs.
iv. Software Development Kits.
The software includes components identified as software development kits (SDKs). If other terms come with an SDK, those terms apply to your use of it.
v. Access Runtime Files Distributable Code.
You may copy and distribute the object code form of SETUP.EXE, ACCESSRT.MSI, and ACCESSRT.CAB files from a licensed copy of Microsoft Office Access 2007 or a licensed copy of Microsoft Office that includes Microsoft Office Access 2007 software. In addition, you and your end users may only use these files to provide database features for your non-database management programs.
- Use with Virtualization Technologies. You may use the software installed within a virtual (or otherwise emulated) hardware system. If you do so, you may not play or access content or use applications protected by any Microsoft digital, information or enterprise rights management technology or other Microsoft rights management services or use BitLocker. We advise against playing or accessing content or using applications protected by other digital, information or enterprise rights management technology or other rights management services or using full volume disk drive encryption.
- Distributable Code. The software contains code that you are permitted to distribute in programs you develop if you comply with the terms below.
i. Right to Use and Distribute.
The code and text files listed below are “Distributable Code.”
• REDIST.TXT Files. You may copy and distribute the object code form of code listed in REDIST.TXT files.
• Sample Code. You may modify, copy, and distribute the source and object code form of code marked as “sample.”
• OTHER-DIST.TXT Files. You may copy and distribute the object code form of code listed in OTHERDIST.TXT files.
• Microsoft Merge Modules. You may copy and distribute the unmodified output of Microsoft Merge Modules.
• MFCs, ATLs and CRTs. You may modify the source code form of Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFCs), Active Template Libraries (ATLs), and C runtimes (CRTs) to design, develop and test your programs, and copy and distribute the object code form of your modified files under a new name.
• MDAC. You may copy and distribute the object code form of the MDAC_TYP.EXE file.
• Image Library. You may copy and distribute images and animations in the Image Library as described in the software documentation. You may also modify that content. If you modify the content, it must be for use that is consistent with the permitted use of the unmodified content.
• Third Party Distribution. You may permit distributors of your programs to copy and distribute the Distributable Code as part of those programs.
• Additional license terms for MSDN Premium Edition.
MSDE 2000. Distributable Code includes Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000). You may copy and distribute the object code form of MSDE 2000.
ii. Distribution Requirements.
For any Distributable Code you distribute, you must
• add significant primary functionality to it in your programs;
• require distributors and external end users to agree to terms that protect it at least as much as this agreement;
• display your valid copyright notice on your programs; and
• indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Microsoft from any claims, including attorneys’ fees, related to the distribution or use of your programs.
iii. Distribution Restrictions.
You may not
• alter any copyright, trademark or patent notice in the Distributable Code;
• use Microsoft’s trademarks in your programs’ names or in a way that suggests your programs come from or are endorsed by Microsoft;
• distribute Distributable Code, other than code listed in OTHER-DIST.TXT files, to run on a platform other than the Windows platform;
• include Distributable Code in malicious, deceptive or unlawful programs; or
• modify or distribute the source code of any Distributable Code so that any part of it becomes subject to an Excluded License. An Excluded License is one that requires, as a condition of use, modification or distribution, that
• the code be disclosed or distributed in source code form; or
• others have the right to modify it.
- Additional Functionality. Microsoft may provide additional functionality for the software. Other license terms and fees may apply.
4. Potentially Unwanted Software.
If turned on, Windows Defender will search your computer for “spyware,” “adware” and other potentially unwanted software. If it finds potentially unwanted software, the software will ask you if you want to ignore, disable (quarantine) or remove it. Any potentially unwanted software rated “high” or “severe” will automatically be removed after scanning unless you change the default setting. Removing or disabling potentially unwanted software may result in
- other software on your computer ceasing to work; or
- your breaching a license to use other software on your computer.
By using this software, it is possible that you will also remove or disable software that is not potentially unwanted
5. PRODUCT KEYS.
The software requires a key to install or access it. You are responsible for the use of keys assigned to you. You should not share the keys with third parties.
6. MANDATORY ACTIVATION.
Activation associates the use of the software with a specific device. During activation, the software will send information about the software and the device to Microsoft. This information includes the version, language and product key of the software, the Internet protocol address of the device, and information derived from the hardware configuration of the device. For more information, see go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=69497. By using the software, you consent to the transmission of this information. Before you activate, you have the right to use the version of the software installed during the installation process. Your right to use the software after the time specified in the installation process is limited unless it is activated. This is to prevent its unlicensed use. You will not be able to continue using the software after that time if you do not activate it. If the device is connected to the Internet, the software may automatically connect to Microsoft for activation. You can also activate the software manually by Internet or telephone. If you do so, Internet and telephone service charges may apply. Some changes to your computer components or the software may require you to reactivate the software. The software will remind you to activate it until you do.
7. Windows Vista Validation.
- The software may contain Microsoft Windows Vista which will from time to time update or require download of the validation feature of the software. Validation verifies that the Windows Vista software has been activated and is properly licensed. Validation also permits you to use certain features of the Windows Vista software, or to obtain additional benefits. For more information, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39157.
- During a validation check, the Windows Vista software will send information about the software and device to Microsoft. This information includes the version and product key of the Windows Vista software, and the Internet protocol address of the device. Microsoft does not use the information to identify or contact you. By using the Windows Vista software, you consent to the transmission of this information. For more information about validation and what is sent during a validation check, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=69500.
- If the Windows Vista software is not properly licensed, the functionality of the Windows Vista software may be affected. For example, you may:
i. need to reactivate the Windows Vista software;
ii. receive reminders to obtain a properly licensed copy of Windows Vista software;
iii. or you may not be able to connect to the Internet; or
iv. obtain certain updates or upgrades from Microsoft.
- You may only obtain updates or upgrades for Windows Vista software from Microsoft or authorized sources. For more information on obtaining updates from authorized sources, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=69502.
8. INTERNET-BASED SERVICES.
Microsoft provides Internet-based services with the software. It may change or cancel them at any time.
- Consent for Internet-Based Services. The software features described below connect to Microsoft or service provider computer systems over the Internet. In some cases, you will not receive a separate notice when they connect. You may switch off these features or not use them. For more information about these features, see the software documentation. BY USING THESE FEATURES, YOU CONSENT TO THE TRANSMISSION OF THIS INFORMATION. Microsoft does not use the information to identify or contact you.
Computer Information. The following features use Internet protocols, which send to the appropriate systems computer information, such as your Internet protocol address, the type of operating system, browser and name and version of the software you are using, and the language code of the device where you installed the software. Microsoft uses this information to make the Internet-based services available to you.
• Windows Update Feature. You may connect new hardware to your device. Your device may not have the drivers needed to communicate with that hardware. If so, the update feature of the software can obtain the correct driver from Microsoft and install it on your device. You can switch off this update feature.
• Web Content Features. Features in the software can retrieve related content from Microsoft and provide it to you. Examples of these features are clip art, templates, online training, online assistance and Appshelp. You may choose not to use these web content features.
• Digital Certificates. The software uses digital certificates. These digital certificates confirm the identity of Internet users sending X.509 standard encrypted information. They also can be used to digitally sign files and macros, to verify the integrity and origin of the file contents. The software retrieves certificates and updates certificate revocation lists over the Internet, when available.
• Auto Root Update. The Auto Root Update feature updates the list of trusted certificate authorities. You can switch off the Auto Root Update feature.
• Windows Media Digital Rights Management. Content owners use Windows Media digital rights management technology (WMDRM) to protect their intellectual property, including copyrights. This software and third party software use WMDRM to play and copy WMDRM-protected content. If the software fails to protect the content, content owners may ask Microsoft to revoke the software’s ability to use WMDRM to play or copy protected content. Revocation does not affect other content. When you download licenses for protected content, you agree that Microsoft may include a revocation list with the licenses. Content owners may require you to upgrade WMDRM to access their content. Microsoft software that includes WMDRM will ask for your consent prior to the upgrade. If you decline an upgrade, you will not be able to access content that requires the upgrade. You may switch off WMDRM features that access the Internet. When these features are off, you can still play content for which you have a valid license.
• Windows Media Player. When you use Windows Media Player, it checks with Microsoft for
• compatible online music services in your region;
• new versions of the player; and
• codecs if your device does not have the correct ones for playing content.
You can switch off this last feature. For more information, go to www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/mp10/privacy.aspx.
• Malicious Software Removal/Clean On Upgrade. Before installation of the Windows Vista software, it will check and remove certain malicious software listed at www.support.microsoft.com/?kbid=890830 (“Malware”) from your device. When Windows Vista checks your device for Malware, a report will be sent to Microsoft about any Malware detected or errors that occurred while Windows Vista was checking for Malware. No information that can be used to identify you is included in the report. You may disable the software’s Malware reporting functionality by following the instructions found at www.support.microsoft.com/?kbid=890830.
• Network Connectivity Status Icon. This feature determines whether a system is connected to a network by either passive monitoring of network traffic or active DNS or HTTP queries. The query only transfers standard TCP/IP or DNS information for routing purposes. You can switch off the active query feature through a registry setting.
• Windows Time Service. This service synchronizes with time.windows.com once a week to provide your computer with the correct time. You can turn this feature off or choose your preferred time source within the Date and Time Control Panel applet. The connection uses standard NTP protocol.
• IPv6 Network Address Translation (NAT) Traversal service (Teredo). This Windows Vista feature helps existing home Internet gateway devices transition to IPv6. IPv6 is next generation Internet protocol. It helps enable end-to-end connectivity often needed by peer-to-peer applications. To do so, each time Windows Vista is started the Teredo client service will attempt to locate a public Teredo Internet service. It does so by sending a query over the Internet. This query only transfers standard Domain Name Service information to determine if the computer is connected to the Internet and can locate a public Teredo service. If you
i. use an application (e.g. Windows Meeting Space) that needs IPv6 connectivity; or
ii. configure your firewall to always enable IPv6 connectivity.
By default standard Internet Protocol information will be sent to the Teredo service at Microsoft at regular intervals. No other information is sent to Microsoft. You can change this default to use non-Microsoft servers. You can also switch off this feature using a command line utility named “netsh”.
- Use of Information. Microsoft may use the computer information, error reports, and Malware reports to improve our software and services. We may also share it with others, such as hardware and software vendors. They may use the information to improve how their products run with Microsoft software.
- Misuse of Internet-based Services. You may not use these services in any way that could harm them or impair anyone else’s use of them. You may not use the services to try to gain unauthorized access to any service, data, account or network by any means.
9. DATA STORAGE TECHNOLOGY.
The 32-bit version of Windows server software includes data storage technology called Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine for Windows. Components of the server software use this technology to store data. You may not otherwise use or access this technology under this agreement.
If you give feedback about the software to Microsoft, you give to Microsoft, without charge, the right to use, share and commercialize your feedback in any way and for any purpose. You also give to third parties, without charge, any patent rights needed for their products, technologies and services to use or interface with any specific parts of a Microsoft software or service that includes the feedback. You will not give feedback that is subject to a license that requires Microsoft to license its software or documentation to third parties because we include your feedback in them.
These rights survive this agreement.
11. MICROSOFT WINDOWS SOFTWARE.
The software contains the Microsoft .NET Framework and Microsoft Data Access Component software. This software is part of Windows.
12. BENCHMARK TESTING
- Server Software. You must obtain Microsoft’s prior written approval to disclose to a third party the results of any benchmark test of server software or additional software that comes with it. This does not apply to the .NET Framework (see below) or to the following products: Class Server, Live Communications Server, MBS CRM 1.2, Microsoft Operations Manager, SharePoint Portal Server, System Center Data Protection Manager, Systems Management Server, Virtual Server, Windows Server, Microsoft Services for Netware, Windows Services for UNIX, Windows Small Business Server.
- MICROSOFT .NET BENCHMARK TESTING. The software includes one or more components of the .NET Framework 3.0 (“.NET Components”). You may conduct internal benchmark testing of those components. You may disclose the results of any benchmark test of those components, provided that you comply with the conditions set forth at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=66406. Notwithstanding any other agreement you may have with Microsoft, if you disclose such benchmark test results, Microsoft shall have the right to disclose the results of benchmark tests it conducts of your products that compete with the applicable .NET Component, provided it complies with the same conditions set forth at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=66406.
13. EXCEPTIONS AND ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR WINDOWS VISTA, WINDOWS VISTA K AND WINDOWS VISTA KN:
- Windows Vista and Windows Vista K include Windows Media Player and related technologies identified by the Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) and a link to the Windows Live Messenger Download. Windows Vista KN does not include Windows Media Player or related technologies identified by the KFTC. Windows Vista KN also does not include a link to the Windows Live Messenger Download. Please see the Microsoft Product List at http://microsoft.com/licensing for details about which language versions and media fulfillment options are available for each of these editions.
Windows Vista K. The KFTC requires that Windows Vista K contains links to a Media Player Center Web site and a Messenger Center Web site which has links to third party sites to enable you to download and install third party media players and instant messaging software. The third party sites are not under the control of Microsoft, and Microsoft is not responsible for the software or content of any third party sites, any links contained in third party sites, or any changes or updates to the third party software or sites. The inclusion of any link on the Media Player Center Web site or Messenger Center Web site does not imply an endorsement by Microsoft of the third party software, the site or its contents.
Windows Vista KN:
• Inapplicable Windows Media Player Use Rights. The Windows Media Digital Rights Management and Windows Media Player terms, and Notices About the MPEG-4 and VC-1 Visual Standards above do not apply when running Windows Vista KN.
Notice regarding the absence of Windows Media Player,
• You will need a media player, either from Microsoft or a third party, in order to play audio CDs or media files, organize content in a media library, create playlists, convert audio CDs to media files, create an audio CD, create personal videos, view artist and title information of media files, view album art of music files, or transfer music to personal music players.
• More information can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=70120. Additional Disclaimer of Warranties. Microsoft provides no warranty whatsoever with respect to functionality associated with Windows Media Player, as defined by the KFTC, despite anything to the contrary in your license agreement.
- For Windows Vista Business N:
Inapplicable Windows Media Player Use Rights. The Windows Media Digital Rights Management and Windows Media Player terms, and Notices About the MPEG-4 and VC-1 Visual Standards terms above do not apply when running Windows Vista Business N.
Notice regarding the absence of Windows Media Player. The software does not include Windows Media Player, as defined by the European Commission. As a result, you will need a media player, either from Microsoft or a third party, in order to play audio CDs or media files, organize content in a media library, create playlists, convert audio CDs to media files, create an audio CD, create personal videos, view artist and title information of media files, view album art of music files, or transfer music to personal music players. More information can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=70121. Additional Disclaimer of Warranties. Microsoft provides no warranty whatsoever with respect to functionality associated with Windows Media Player, as defined by the European Commission, despite anything to the contrary in your license agreement.
14. SCOPE OF LICENSE.
The software is licensed, not sold. This agreement only gives you some rights to use the software. Microsoft reserves all other rights. Unless applicable law gives you more rights despite this limitation, you may use the software only as expressly permitted in this agreement. In doing so, you must comply with any technical limitations in the software that only allow you to use it in certain ways. For more information, see www.microsoft.com/licensing/userights. You may not
- work around any technical limitations in the software;
- reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the software, except and only to the extent that applicable law expressly permits, despite this limitation;
- make more copies of the software than specified in this agreement or allowed by applicable law, despite this limitation;
- publish the software for others to copy;
- rent, lease or lend the software; or
- use the software for commercial software hosting services.
Rights to access the server software do not give you any right to implement Microsoft patents or other Microsoft intellectual property in software or devices that access the server.
15. CODE GENERATION AND OPTIMIZATION TOOLS.
You may not use the code generation or optimization tools in the software (such as compilers, linkers, assemblers, runtime code generators, and code generating design and modeling tools) to create programs, object code, libraries, assemblies, or executables to run on a platform other than Microsoft operating systems, run-time technologies, or application platforms.
16. BACKUP COPY.
You may make one backup copy of the software. You may use it only to reinstall the software.
Any person that has valid access to your computer or internal network may copy and use the documentation for your internal, reference purposes.
18. NOT FOR RESALE SOFTWARE.
You may not sell software marked as “NFR” or “Not for Resale.”
19. ACADEMIC EDITION SOFTWARE.
You must be a “Qualified Educational User” to use software marked as “Academic Edition” or “AE.” If you do not know whether you are a Qualified Educational User, visit www.microsoft.com/education or contact the Microsoft affiliate serving your country.
You may install and use this version and an earlier version of the software at the same time. This agreement applies to your use of the earlier version. If the earlier version includes different components, any terms for those components in the agreement that comes with the earlier version apply to your use of them. Microsoft is not obligated to supply earlier versions to you.
21. TRANSFER TO A THIRD PARTY.
The first user of the software may transfer it, and this agreement, directly to a third party. Before the transfer, that party must agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software. The first user must uninstall the software before transferring it separately from the device. The first user may not retain any copies.
22. NOTICE ABOUT THE MPEG-4 VISUAL STANDARD.
This software includes MPEG-4 visual decoding technology. This technology is a format for data compression of video information. MPEG LA, L.L.C. requires this notice:
USE OF THIS PRODUCT IN ANY MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE MPEG 4 VISUAL STANDARD IS PROHIBITED, EXCEPT FOR USE DIRECTLY RELATED TO (A) DATA OR INFORMATION (i) GENERATED BY AND OBTAINED WITHOUT CHARGE FROM A CONSUMER NOT THEREBY ENGAGED IN A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE, AND (ii) FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY; AND (B) OTHER USES SPECIFICALLY AND SEPARATELY LICENSED BY MPEG LA, L.L.C.
If you have questions about the MPEG-4 visual standard, please contact MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250 Steele Street, Suite 300, Denver, Colorado 80206; www.mpegla.com.
23. NOTICE ABOUT THE VC-1 VISUAL STANDARD.
This software may include VC-1 visual decoding technology. MPEG LA, L.L.C. requires this notice:
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE VC-1 PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSES FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (A) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE VC-1 STANDARD (“VC-1 VIDEO”) OR (B) DECODE VC-1 VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE VC-1 VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE.
If you have questions about the VC-1 visual standard, please contact MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250 Steele Street, Suite 300, Denver, Colorado 80206; www.mpegla.com.
24. NOTICE ABOUT THE MPEG-2 VISUAL STANDARD.
This software includes MPEG-2 visual decoding technology. MPEG LA, L.L.C. requires this notice:
USE OF THIS PRODUCT IN ANY MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE MPEG 2 VISUAL STANDARD IS PROHIBITED, EXCEPT FOR USE DIRECTLY RELATED TO (A) DATA OR INFORMATION (i) GENERATED BY AND OBTAINED WITHOUT CHARGE FROM A CONSUMER NOT THEREBY ENGAGED IN A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE, AND (ii) FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY; AND (B) OTHER USES SPECIFICALLY AND SEPARATELY LICENSED BY MPEG LA, L.L.C.
If you have questions about the MPEG-2 visual standard, please contact MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250 Steele Street, Suite 300, Denver, Colorado 80206; http://www.mpegla.com.
25. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS.
The software is subject to United States export laws and regulations. You must comply with all domestic and international export laws and regulations that apply to the software. These laws include restrictions on destinations, end users and end use. For additional information, see www.microsoft.com/exporting.
26. SUPPORT SERVICES.
Microsoft provides support services for the software as described at www.support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx.
27. ENTIRE AGREEMENT.
This agreement (including the warranty below), and the terms for supplements, updates, Internet-based services and support services that you use, are the entire agreement for the software and support services.
28. APPLICABLE LAW.
- United States. If you acquired the software in the United States, Washington state law governs the interpretation of this agreement and applies to claims for breach of it, regardless of conflict of laws principles. The laws of the state where you live govern all other claims, including claims under state consumer protection laws, unfair competition laws, and in tort.
- Outside the United States. If you acquired the software in any other country, the laws of that country apply.
29. LEGAL EFFECT.
This agreement describes certain legal rights. You may have other rights under the laws of your state or country. You may also have rights with respect to the party from whom you acquired the software. This agreement does not change your rights under the laws of your state or country if the laws of your state or country do not permit it to do so.
30. LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES.
YOU CAN RECOVER FROM MICROSOFT AND ITS SUPPLIERS ONLY DIRECT DAMAGES UP TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE SOFTWARE. YOU CANNOT RECOVER ANY OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING CONSEQUENTIAL, LOST PROFITS, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES.
This limitation applies to
- anything related to the software, services, content (including code) on third party Internet sites, or third party programs; and
- claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, guarantee or condition, strict liability, negligence, or other tort to the extent permitted by applicable law.
It also applies even if
- repair, replacement or a refund for the software does not fully compensate you for any losses; or
- Microsoft knew or should have known about the possibility of the damages.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. They also may not apply to you because your country may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential or other damages.
- LIMITED WARRANTY. If you follow the instructions, the software will perform substantially as described in the Microsoft materials that you receive in or with the software.
- TERM OF WARRANTY; WARRANTY RECIPIENT; LENGTH OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES. THE LIMITED WARRANTY COVERS THE SOFTWARE FOR ONE YEAR AFTER ACQUIRED BY THE FIRST USER. IF YOU RECEIVE SUPPLEMENTS, UPDATES, OR REPLACEMENT SOFTWARE DURING THAT YEAR, THEY WILL BE COVERED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WARRANTY OR 30 DAYS, WHICHEVER IS LONGER. If the first user transfers the software, the remainder of the warranty will apply to the recipient.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS LAST ONLY DURING THE TERM OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so these limitations may not apply to you. They also might not apply to you because some countries may not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty, guarantee or condition lasts.
- EXCLUSIONS FROM WARRANTY. This warranty does not cover problems caused by your acts (or failures to act), the acts of others, or events beyond Microsoft’s reasonable control.
- REMEDY FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY. MICROSOFT WILL REPAIR OR REPLACE THE SOFTWARE AT NO CHARGE. IF MICROSOFT CANNOT REPAIR OR REPLACE IT, MICROSOFT WILL REFUND THE AMOUNT SHOWN ON YOUR RECEIPT FOR THE SOFTWARE. IT WILL ALSO REPAIR OR REPLACE SUPPLEMENTS, UPDATES AND REPLACEMENT SOFTWARE AT NO CHARGE. IF MICROSOFT CANNOT REPAIR OR REPLACE THEM, IT WILL REFUND THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THEM, IF ANY. YOU MUST UNINSTALL THE SOFTWARE AND RETURN ANY MEDIA AND OTHER ASSOCIATED MATERIALS TO MICROSOFT WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE TO OBTAIN A REFUND. THESE ARE YOUR ONLY REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY.
- CONSUMER RIGHTS NOT AFFECTED. YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL CONSUMER RIGHTS UNDER YOUR LOCAL LAWS, WHICH THIS AGREEMENT CANNOT CHANGE.
- WARRANTY PROCEDURES. You need proof of purchase for warranty service.
1. United States and Canada. For warranty service or information about how to obtain a refund for software acquired in the United States and Canada, contact Microsoft at
• (800) MICROSOFT;
• Microsoft Customer Service and Support, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399; or
• visit www.microsoft.com/info/nareturns.htm.
2. Europe, Middle East and Africa. If you acquired the software in Europe, the Middle East or Africa, Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited makes this limited warranty. To make a claim under this warranty, you should contact either
• Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, Customer Care Centre, Atrium Building Block B, Carmanhall Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18, Ireland; or
• the Microsoft affiliate serving your country (see www.microsoft.com/worldwide).
3. Outside United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East and Africa. If you acquired the software outside the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, contact the Microsoft affiliate serving your country (see www.microsoft.com/worldwide).
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