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Snow-capped.com BETA TEST AGREEMENT

NOTICE TO USER:

This Software Beta Test Agreement (“Agreement”) is a CONTRACT between you (either an individual or a single entity)(“Licensee” or “you”) and Snow-capped.com(“Snowcapped”), which covers your use of the Snowcapped beta software product and/or service that accompanies this Software Beta Test Agreement and related software components, which may include associated media, printed materials, and “online” or electronic documentation. All such software and materials are referred to herein as the “Beta Software”. If you do not agree to the terms of this Software Beta Test Agreement, then do not use the Beta Software. By explicitly accepting this Software Beta Test Agreement, however, or by installing, copying, downloading, accessing, or otherwise using the Beta Software, you are acknowledging and agreeing to be bound by the following terms.

1. DEFINITIONS

(a) “Beta Software” shall mean the beta version of Snowcapped services and/or software including any Updates thereto, in service, object and source form, (excluding any Open Source Software provided with such software), and the media and Documentation provided by Snowcapped to Licensee and for which Licensee is granted a use license pursuant to this Agreement.

(b) “Documentation” shall mean the printed or online written reference material furnished to Licensee in conjunction with the Beta Software, including, without limitation, instructions, run rules, beta testing guidelines, and end user guides.

(c) “Intellectual Property Rights” shall mean all intellectual property rights, including, without limitation, patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret.

(d) “Open Source Software” means various open source software components provided with the Beta Software that are licensed to you under the terms of the applicable license agreements included with such open source software components or other materials for the Beta Software.

(e) “Updates” shall mean a modification, error correction, bug fix, new release, or other update to or for the Beta Software.

(f) “Confidential Information” means all non-public materials and information provided or made available by Snowcapped to Licensee, including products and services, characteristics, performance, potential shipment date of the Beta Software, the Beta Software itself, information regarding technology, know-how, processes, software programs, research, development, financial information and information Snowcapped provides regarding third parties.

2. LICENSE GRANT, USE AND OWNERSHIP

(a) Limited License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Snowcapped grants to Licensee a non-exclusive, nontransferable license (without the right to sublicense) (i) to use the Beta Software in accordance with the Documentation solely for purposes of internal testing and evaluation, (ii) to use the Documentation provided with the Beta Software in support of Licensee’s authorized use of the Beta Software, and (iii) to copy Beta Software for archival or backup purposes, provided that all titles and trademarks, copyright, and restricted rights notices are reproduced on such copies. Nothing in this limited license permits Licensee to modify the Beta Software.

(b) Evaluation Feedback. The purpose of this limited license is the testing and evaluation of the Beta Software and Documentation. In furtherance of this purpose, Licensee shall provide feedback to Snowcapped concerning the functionality and performance of the Beta Software from time to time as reasonably requested by Snowcapped, including, without limitation, identifying potential errors, improvements, modifications, bug fixes, or enhancements (“Feedback”). Such Feedback will be in a manner convenient to Licensee and will be subject to reasonable availability of Licensee’s personnel. Notwithstanding the foregoing, prior to Licensee disclosing to Snowcapped any information in connection with this Agreement which Licensee considers proprietary or confidential, Licensee shall obtain Snowcapped’s prior written approval to disclose such information to Snowcapped, and without such prior written approval from Snowcapped, Licensee shall not disclose any such information to Snowcapped. Feedback and other information which is provided by Licensee to Snowcapped in connection with the Beta Software or this Agreement may be used by Snowcapped to improve or enhance its products and, accordingly, Licensee grants Snowcapped a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, disclose, sublicense, distribute, modify, and otherwise exploit such Feedback and information without restriction.

(c) Restrictions. Licensee shall not copy or use the Beta Software (including the Documentation) or disseminate Confidential Information, as defined below, to any third party except as expressly permitted in this Agreement. Licensee will not, and will not permit any third party to, sublicense, rent, copy, modify, create derivative works of, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce to human perceivable form any portion of the Beta Software or acSnowcappeding Documentation.

(d) Ownership. Snowcapped shall own and retain all right, title and interest in and to the Intellectual Property Rights in the Beta Software and any derivative works thereof, subject only to the limited license expressly set forth in Section 2(a) hereof. Licensee does not acquire any other rights, express or implied, in the Beta Software. ALL RIGHTS NOT EXPRESSLY GRANTED HEREUNDER ARE RESERVED TO SNOWCAPPED.

(e) No Support Services. Snowcapped is under no obligation to support the Beta Software in any way or to provide any Updates to Licensee. In the event Snowcapped, in its sole discretion, supplies any Update to Licensee, such Update shall be deemed Beta Software hereunder and shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

(f) Open Source Software. The terms and conditions of this Agreement shall not apply to any Open Source Software acSnowcappeding the Beta Software. Any such Open Source Software is provided under the terms of the open source license agreement or copyright notice acSnowcappeding the Beta Software.

3. TERM AND TERMINATION

Unless otherwise terminated as specified under this Agreement, Licensee’s rights with respect to the Beta Software will terminate upon the earlier of (a) the initial release by Snowcapped of a generally available version of the Beta Software or (b) one year after acceptance of this agreement. Both parties may terminate this Agreement at any time for any reason or no reason. Snowcapped shall immediately terminate this Agreement and any Licensee rights with respect to the Beta Software without notice in the event of improper disclosure of Snowcapped’s Beta Software as specified under Section 4 (Confidentiality) below. Upon any expiration or termination of this Agreement, the rights and licenses granted to Licensee under this Agreement shall immediately terminate, and Licensee shall immediately cease using, and will return to Snowcapped (or, at Snowcapped’s request, destroy), the Beta Software, Documentation, and all other tangible items in Licensee’s possession or control that are proprietary to or contain Confidential Information. The rights and obligations of the parties set forth in Sections 2(b) 2(c), 2(d), 2(e), 2(f), 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement for any reason.

4. CONFIDENTIALITY

Licensee acknowledges that as a participant in the Beta Software test, Licensee will be given confidential trade secret information. Licensee agrees that it will at all times hold in strict confidence and not disclose Confidential Information to any third party except as approved in writing by Snowcapped and will use the Confidential Information for no purpose other than evaluating the Beta Software. Licensee shall only permit access to Confidential Information to those individuals having a need to know and who have signed confidentiality agreements with Snowcapped. 

Licensee acknowledges that disclosure of Confidential Information could cause serious and irreparable harm to Snowcapped and, as an essential term and condition of participating in the Beta Software test, agrees to maintain the Confidential Information in strict confidence and not to disclose Confidential Information to any person or organization until  the date on which Snowcapped first makes this information publicly available (“Non-Disclosure Period”). During the Non-Disclosure Period, Licensee additionally agrees not to disseminate, publish, or otherwise communicate any review, account, description or other information concerning the Beta Software, except directly to Snowcapped or with the express prior written consent of Snowcapped.

Licensee’s obligations under this Agreement with respect to any portion of the Confidential Information shall terminate when the Licensee can document that: (a) it was in the public domain at the time it was communicated to the Licensee; (b) it entered the public domain subsequent to the time it was communicated to the Licensee through no fault of the Licensee; (c) it was in the Licensee’s possession free of any obligation of confidence at the time it was communicated to the Licensee; or (d) it was rightfully communicated to the Licensee free of any obligation of confidence subsequent to the time it was communicated to the Licensee.

5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE BETA SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED WITHOUT CHARGE FOR LIMITED EVALUATION PURPOSES. ACCORDINGLY, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF SNOWCAPPED AND ITS SUPPLIERS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT SHALL NOT EXCEED $1 US DOLLAR. IN NO EVENT SHALL SNOWCAPPED OR ITS SUPPLIERS HAVE LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION), HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, EVEN IF SNOWCAPPED AND ITS SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.

6. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE BETA SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTATION, AND ANY UPDATES MAY CONTAIN ERRORS AND ARE PROVIDED FOR LIMITED EVALUATION ONLY. THE BETA SOFTWARE, THE DOCUMENTATION, AND ANY UPDATES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE. SNOWCAPPED AND ITS SUPPLIERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Licensee acknowledges that Snowcapped has not promised or guaranteed to Licensee that such Beta Software will be announced or made available to anyone in the future, that Snowcapped has no express or implied obligation to Licensee to announce or introduce the Beta Software, and that Snowcapped may not introduce a product similar or compatible with the Beta Software. Accordingly, Licensee acknowledges that any research or development that it performs regarding the Beta Software or any product associated with the Beta Software is done entirely at Licensee’s own risk. Specifically, the Beta Software may contain features, functionality or modules that will not be included in the production version of the Beta Software, if released, or that will be marketed separately for additional fees.

7. OTHER PROVISIONS

(a) Governing Law. This Agreement, and all disputes arising out of or related thereto, shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of Idaho, United States of America, without reference to conflict of laws principles. All such disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Idaho, United States of America, and the parties agree and submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of these courts.

(b) Assignment. Licensee shall not assign this Agreement or any rights or obligations hereunder, directly or indirectly, by operation of law, merger, acquisition of stock or assets, or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Snowcapped. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns.

(c) Modification. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and all other terms are rejected. No waiver or modification of this Agreement shall be valid unless in writing signed by each party. The waiver of a breach of any term hereof shall in no way be construed as a waiver of any term or other breach hereof. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.