MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS
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These license terms are an agreement between Microsoft Corporation
(or based on where you live, one of its affiliates) and you. They
apply to the software named above. The terms also apply to any
Microsoft services or updates for the software, except to the extent
those have different terms.
IF YOU COMPLY WITH THESE LICENSE TERMS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHTS
INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.
You may install and use any number of copies of the software.
Backup copy. You may make one backup copy of the software, for reinstalling the
TERMS FOR SPECIFIC COMPONENTS.
Utilities. The software may contain some items on the Utilities List at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=615231&clcid=0x409. You may copy and install those items, if included with the
software, on your machines or third party machines, to debug and
deploy your applications and databases you develop with the software. Please note that Utilities are designed for temporary use, that
Microsoft may not be able to patch or update Utilities separately from
the rest of the software, and that some Utilities by their nature may
make it possible for others to access machines on which they are
installed. As a result, you should delete all Utilities you have
installed after you finish debugging or deploying your applications
and databases. Microsoft is not responsible for any third party use
or access of Utilities you install on any machine.
Microsoft Platforms. The software may include components from Microsoft Windows; Microsoft
Windows Server; Microsoft SQL Server; Microsoft Exchange; Microsoft
Office; and Microsoft SharePoint. These components are governed by
separate agreements and their own product support policies, as
the license terms found in the installation directory for that
component or in the “Licenses” folder accompanying the software.
Third Party Components. The software may include third party components with separate legal
notices or governed by other agreements, as may be described in the
ThirdPartyNotices file accompanying the software. Even if such
components are governed by other agreements, the disclaimers and the
limitations on and exclusions of damages below also apply.
DATA. The software may collect information about you and your use of the
software, and send that to Microsoft. Microsoft may use this
information to provide services and improve our products and services.
You may opt-out of many of these scenarios, but not all, as described
in the product documentation. There are also some features in the software that may enable you to collect data
from users of your applications.
If you use these features to enable data collection in your
applications, you must comply with applicable law, including providing
appropriate notices to users of your applications. You can learn more
about data collection and use in the help documentation and the
privacy statement at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=528096&clcid=0x409.
Your use of the software operates as your consent to these
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. You may
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
remove, minimize, block or modify any notices of Microsoft or its
suppliers in the software;
use the software in any way that is against the law; or
share, publish or lend the software, or provide the software as a
stand-alone hosted as solution for others to use, or transfer the
software or this agreement to any third party.
EXPORT RESTRICTIONS. Microsoft software, online services, professional services and related
technology are subject to U.S. export jurisdiction. You must comply
with all applicable international and national laws, including the
U.S. Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in
Arms Regulations, Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions programs,
and end-user, end use and destination restrictions by the U.S. and
other governments related to Microsoft products, services and
technologies. For additional information, see www.microsoft.com/exporting.
SUPPORT SERVICES. Because this software is “as is,” we may not provide support services
This agreement, 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.
APPLICABLE LAW. If you acquired the software in the United States, Washington law
applies to interpretation of and claims for breach of this agreement,
and the laws of the state where you live apply to all other claims. If
you acquired the software in any other country, its laws apply.
This agreement describes certain legal rights. You may have other
rights under the laws of your state or country. 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. Without limitation of the foregoing, for Australia, YOU HAVE STATUTORY GUARANTEES UNDER THE AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW AND
NOTHING IN THESE TERMS IS INTENDED TO AFFECT THOSE RIGHTS
10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY. THE SOFTWARE IS LICENSED “AS-IS.” YOU BEAR
THE RISK OF USING IT. MICROSOFT GIVES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES,
GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER YOUR LOCAL
LAWS, MICROSOFT EXCLUDES THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
11. LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES. YOU CAN RECOVER FROM MICROSOFT AND ITS SUPPLIERS ONLY DIRECT
DAMAGES UP TO U.S. $5.00. YOU CANNOT RECOVER ANY OTHER DAMAGES,
INCLUDING CONSEQUENTIAL, LOST PROFITS, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR INCIDENTAL
This limitation applies to (a) anything related to the software,
services, content (including code) on third party Internet sites, or
third party applications; and (b) claims for breach of contract,
breach of warranty, guarantee or condition, strict liability,
negligence, or other tort to the extent permitted by applicable
It also applies even if Microsoft knew or should have known about the
possibility of the damages. The above limitation or exclusion may not
apply to you because your country may not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental, consequential or other damages.