LICENSE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
BRIGHTER HIGHER ED
BRIGHTER HIGHER ED is the operator of an online information service available on a subscription basis which provides information services of interest to faculty and administrators
in the field of higher education.
willing to grant the license on the terms and conditions set forth below.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the recitals, covenants and conditions herein and other good and valuable
consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows:
“Authorized Site” means the commonly networked single campus of an institution of higher education which in the same geographic location, under a single administrative management unit. For purposes of clarification, for an organization with multiple campuses or locations within one city or in more than one city, only those locations under the same immediate administrative unit are part of the Authorized Site, and all other campuses require separate licenses.
“Authorized User(s)” means (a) an individual who is either a faculty member, an employee, contractor, or an enrolled student (whether full-time or part-time) of the Subscriber at the Authorized Site, (b) visitors to the Subscriber’s physical facilities at the Authorized Site or the campus network of the Authorized Site who have been expressly granted by Subscriber the right to access the library resources, and (c) all of the above authorized individuals while accessing the Subscriber library resources remotely through their campus network, provided that their access to the Subscriber’s network at the Authorized Site is administered and controlled from the Authorized Site.
“Brighter Higher Ed” means the Internet site with the URL http://higheredconnects.com.
"Licensed Content" means the electronic version of information, data, and reports made available online by BRIGHTER HIGHER ED, complete content from Brighter Higher Ed back issues starting with the March 15, 2019 issue, online supplemental reports, and information, as well as content and features on issues relating to higher education made available by BRIGHTER HIGHER ED from time to time exclusively through the BRIGHTER HIGHER ED Site.
“Renewal Date” means each yearly anniversary of the Service Commencement Date.
“Service Commencement Date” means the first date on which BRIGHTER HIGHER ED has activated service to Subscriber at the Authorized Site under this Agreement. BRIGHTER HIGHER ED will provide access to individuals with an email address that has been authorized by the institution.
“Subscription Administrator” means the individual designated by the Subscriber (and any replacements designated by Subscriber with prior written notice to Brighter Higher Ed) to be the contact person with BRIGHTER HIGHER ED, handle matters relating to this Agreement, complete the activation process for the Licensed Content, and ensure the confidentiality of passwords and data exchanged in connection with this Agreement.
(a) to allow Authorized Users to access, download and reproduce a reasonable number of copies of the Licensed Content solely for purposes of research, education or other non-commercial use during the term of this Agreement; and
(b) to allow library personnel within the scope of their employment at the libraries located at the Authorized Site periodically to make and lend an electronic or print copy of individual items of the Licensed Content in order to fulfill requests for such item by a third-party library or other institution under the Subscriber’s then-current inter-library loan agreements applicable to the Authorized Site, provided that (i) such copies are not routinely or systematically provided (whether in one occasion or over a period of time) in such a manner or in such quantities as to substitute for a subscription by the receiving library or the end user, (ii) all copies reproduce any proprietary legends included on the material by Brighter Higher Ed, (iii) the reproduction and lending is made without any purpose of direct or indirect commercial advantage, and (iv) the Subscriber and its personnel has had no notice that
the copy(ies) would be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.
(c) to allow Authorized Users to use a reasonable portion of the Licensed Content for use in connection with specific courses of instruction by Licensee.
(d) to allow Authorized Users to extract or use information for educational, scientific or research purposes, including extraction and manipulation of information for purposes of illustration, explanation, example, comment, criticism, teaching, research, or analysis.
(e) to allow Authorized Users to provide electronic links to the Licensed Content from Licensee’s and/or Authorized Users web page(s) and/or in e-mail communications.
material effect on the usefulness of the Licensed Content, the Subscriber will have the right to cancel the
service and receive a prorated refund’
(a) Licensed Content and Trademarks. Subscriber acknowledges that BRIGHTER HIGHER ED and its suppliers own all worldwide right, title, and interest in and to the Licensed Content, and all related information, software, data, layouts and formats made available by BRIGHTER HIGHER ED by or through the Brighter Higher Ed site, including, but not limited to, all copyrights (including without limitation audiovisual works and moral rights), patents, and other worldwide intellectual property rights therein. BRIGHTER HIGHER ED and its licensors own all right, title, and interest in and to their respective trademarks, service marks, and logos (“Marks”) worldwide and such Marks cannot be used by Subscriber without the prior written approval of Brighter Higher Ed.
(b) Usage Data. All data collected by or on behalf of BRIGHTER HIGHER ED relating to any use of the Brighter Higher Ed or the Licensed Content by any users is and shall remain at all times the sole property of Brighter Higher Ed.
(c) Confidentiality. Subscriber hereby agrees that the user name and password provided or made accessible by BRIGHTER HIGHER ED to Subscriber shall be and remains at all times the confidential property of BRIGHTER HIGHER ED and shall not be disclosed by Subscriber to any persons other than the Subscriber Administrator and those of its personnel involved with the implementation of this Agreement. Subscriber agrees to exercise reasonable commercial efforts to safeguard user name and password and keep them confidential
(d) Usage Reports. BRIGHTER HIGHER ED agrees to provide to Subscriber’s contact person usage reports regarding access to the Licensed Content by Authorized Users, which report shall only include non-personally identifiable information. This report shall be accessible to the Subscriber electronically by using the assigned user name and password or in such other means reasonably determined by BRIGHTER HIGHER ED from time to time and will be updated periodically. The reports shall not be distributed outside of the Subscriber’s organization and, while believed accurate by Brighter Higher Ed, are provided without warranty.
(a) Term/Renewal. The term of this Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and be for twelve (12) months following the Service Commencement Date. Subscriber may renew this Agreement after the initial term by sending, prior to the Renewal Date, payment for an additional twelve months period (each a “renewal period”). BRIGHTER HIGHER ED will make a reasonable effort at least 60 days prior to the expiration of the then current term, to send to Subscriber at the last known address for billing a “renewal notice” stating the price applicable to the renewal period. The licensed rights granted hereunder will not renew for any renewal period unless BRIGHTER HIGHER ED has received within thirty (30) days following the expiration date payment in full of the applicable renewal fee. Any renewal is subject to the then current form of these Terms and Conditions as then prescribed by BRIGHTER HIGHER ED and to be provided to Subscriber prior to renewal for signature in the event the terms have changed from these Terms. In the event BRIGHTER HIGHER ED reasonably determines that the Licensed Content can no longer be made available, it shall have the right to terminate or not renew this Agreement by notice to Subscriber, provided that it refunds the Annual Subscription Fee for the unexpired portion of any then-current term.
(b) Termination. Either party may terminate this Agreement if the other party materially breaches any of its obligations hereunder and such breach remains uncured for thirty (30) days following the written notice of the breach to the breaching party. In the event Subscriber terminates pursuant to this section as a result of an uncured breach by Brighter Higher Ed, Subscriber shall be entitled to a refund of any fees paid by Subscriber for any unused portion of the then-current term, as Subscriber’s sole and exclusive remedy for such breach. Upon any termination or expiration of this Agreement: (i) the license rights granted under this Agreement immediately terminate; (ii) Subscriber shall promptly discontinue any use of the Marks; and (iii) the provisions of Sections 7(a), 7(b) and 7(c) will survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
(a) Warranties. BRIGHTER HIGHER EDwarrants that it has the right and authority to enter into this Agreement and to grant to Subscriber the rights granted hereunder. The Subscriber warrants that it has the right and authority to enter into this Agreement. BRIGHTER HIGHER ED warrants that it will make commercially reasonable efforts to provide accurate and complete information through the Licensed Content and to provide to Subscriber the services set forth in this Agreement.
(b) Disclaimer. EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 9(a) ABOVE, BRIGHTER HIGHER EDAND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WITH RESPECT TO THE LICENSED CONTENT AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION, SERVICES OR MATERIALS PROVIDED OR MADE AVAILABLE BY BRIGHTER HIGHER EDHEREUNDER, AND BRIGHTER HIGHER ED AND ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OF
INFORMATIONAL CONTENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND NONINTERFERENCE. BRIGHTER HIGHER ED DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY THAT THE LICENSED
CONTENT WILL BE AVAILABLE TOTALLY WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERROR-FREE.
(a) Exclusion of Damages. IN NO EVENT WILL BRIGHTER HIGHER EDOR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO SUBSCRIBER, AUTHORIZED USERS OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS OR PROFITS), ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, THE LICENSED CONTENT, OR THE HIGHER ED CONNECTS SITE, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGE WAS FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT BRIGHTER HIGHER EDOR ITS SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. SUBSCRIBER AGREES THAT BRIGHTER HIGHER EDWILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CREDITS OR REFUNDS FOR SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS, LATENCY, INCOMPLETE CONTENT TRANSMISSION, GENERAL NETWORK FAILURES OR OTHER FAILURES REGARDING CONTENT ACCESS OR TRANSMISSION WHICH MAY FROM TIME TO TIME MAKE THE LICENSED CONTENT OR THE HIGHER ED CONNECTS SITE UNAVAILABLE TO AUTHORIZED USERS. IF INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE IS FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS AND IS DUE TO FAILURE OF Brighter Higher Ed, THEN SUBSCRIBER WILL BE ENTITLED TO SUBSCRIBER CHOICE OF A CREDIT TO BE APPLIED TO A RENEWAL, A REFUND, OR AN EXTENSION OF SUBSCRIPTION TERM EQUALED TO THE INTERRUPTION IN SERVICE.
(b) Total Liability. IN NO EVENT WILL Brighter Higher Ed’S AND ITS SUPPLIERS’ TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY HEREUNDER, FROM ALL CAUSES OF ACTION AND ALL THEORIES OF LIABILITY, EXCEED THE ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION FEE OF THE YEAR IN WHICH THE CAUSE OF ACTION OCCURS.
(a) Assignment. Subscriber may not assign this Agreement, in whole or in part, without Brighter Higher Ed’s prior written consent, which shall not be unreasonably withheld. Any attempt to assign this Agreement other than as permitted herein will be null and of no effect. Without limiting the foregoing, this Agreement will inure to the benefit of and bind the parties' respective successors and permitted assigns.
(b) Dispute Resolution. The parties agree to make good faith, diligent and reasonable commercial efforts to resolve any disputes under this Agreement by designating one senior executive of each party to negotiate for a mutually agreeable period of at least ten days once a party has provided written notice of the dispute and the desire to negotiate as set forth herein. Nothing herein shall affect the right of either party to seek interim or emergency injunctive relief before a court of competent jurisdictions. BRIGHTER HIGHER ED reserves the right to suspend service hereunder pending resolution of a dispute unless Subscriber escrows any amounts in dispute (in the case of a payment dispute) or otherwise provides written assurance that continuation of service hereunder will not give rise to any claim of remedies or damages by Subscriber for the period service is provided while the dispute is pending.
(c) Notice. Any notice under this Agreement will be in writing and delivered by personal delivery, express
courier, confirmed facsimile, confirmed e-mail, or certified or registered mail, postage prepaid and return
receipt requested. Notices will be deemed to be effective upon receipt. Notices will be sent to a party at its
address set forth above or such other address as that party may specify in writing pursuant to this section.
(d) No Agency. BRIGHTER HIGHER ED is only a licensor and an independent contractor of Subscriber. The parties will have no power or authority to assume or create any obligation or responsibility on behalf of each other. This Agreement will not be construed to create or imply any partnership, agency, or joint venture. The arrangements contemplated by this Agreement are non-exclusive and nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as limiting the ability of the other party to enter into similar arrangements with other parties.
(e) Entire Agreement. This Agreement, together with its exhibits, is the complete and exclusive agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous agreements, negotiations and communications regarding such subject matter. This Agreement may only be modified, or any rights under it waived, by a written document executed by both parties.
(f) Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in multiple counterparts (including facsimile), each of which, when so executed, shall be deemed to be an original copy hereof, and all such counterparts together shall constitute one single agreement.
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