BLACKLYNX END USER SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY

This End-User License Agreement (hereinafter, “Agreement”) creates a legally binding Agreement between you, as an end user of our services (hereinafter, “End User”), and BlackLynx, Inc. and its subsidiaries (hereinafter, “Company” or “BlackLynx”). You will be referred to through second-person pronouns such as “your” and “yours.” We, the Company, will be referred to with pronouns such as “us,” “our,” and “ours.” Collectively, you and the Company may be referred to as the “Parties” and individually as “Party.”

This Agreement governs the use of all of our software products (hereinafter, “Software”), specifically:

An application for accelerating computing performance including the optimization of available CPUs, GPUs, FGPAs, and internal memory.  BlackLynx has multiple products that optimize search, cyber analytics, image processing, and signal processing.  The products can be licensed individually or as a bundle. 

This Agreement also covers the Knack Stack software management environment and embedded common services and components to include Molcajete (MJ).  All of our software products are copyrighted and proprietary to the Company.

By accessing, downloading, installing, or otherwise using our Software in any way, you agree to be bound by this Agreement in its entirety. If you do not agree, you must cease use of the Software immediately.

  1. SOFTWARE LICENSE: When you lawfully access the Software, whether through purchase or other lawful means, we grant you, subject to all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-assignable, limited, revocable license to use the Software (“License”). This License extends to the use of documentation, data, or information developed by the Company, and other materials which may assist in your use of the Software. This License may not be transferred to any third parties without express, lawful, written permission from the Company and this License terminates upon your cessation of use of the Software.
  1. LICENSE FEE: The License is provided for a fee, in conjunction with the purchase of the Software. Such fee will be displayed to you through a BlackLynx Proposal or Quote, prior to your purchase of the Software. All fees shall be paid within thirty (30) days of invoice receipt. 
  1. RESTRICTIONS: The License provided hereunder is subject to the following additional restrictions:

License must not be transferred, utilized, or sold to any third party.  License must be renewed at the completion of the term of the license. 

  1. ADDITIONAL TERMS: Additional terms may be applicable to the Parties’ relationship with each other, such as the Company Terms & Conditions, the Company Privacy Policy, and any other such written agreements governing your relationship with us. Nothing contained herein is intended to restrict the terms of any other written agreement. Instead, all relevant documents shall be construed as broadly as possible.
  1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: You agree that the Software, Company website and all services provided by the Company are the property of the Company, including all copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, and other intellectual property (“Company IP”). You agree that the Company owns all right, title and interest in and to the Company IP and that you will not use the Company IP for any unlawful or infringing purpose. You agree not to reproduce or distribute the Company IP in any way, including electronically or via registration of any new trademarks, trade names, service marks or Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), without express written permission from the Company.
  1. ACCEPTABLE USE: You agree not to use the Software for any unlawful purpose or any purpose prohibited under this clause. You agree not to use the Software in any way that could damage the Company website, services, or general business of the Company.

You further agree not to use the Software:

  1. To harass, abuse, or threaten others or otherwise violate any person’s legal rights;
  2. To violate any intellectual property rights of the Company or any third party;
  3. To upload or otherwise disseminate any computer viruses or other software that may damage the property of another;
  4. To perpetrate any fraud;
  5. To engage in or create any unlawful gambling, sweepstakes, or pyramid scheme;
  6. To publish or distribute any obscene or defamatory material;
  7. To publish or distribute any material that incites violence, hate, or discrimination towards any group;
  8. To unlawfully gather information about others.
  1. REVERSE ENGINEERING & SECURITY: You agree not to undertake any of the following actions:
    1. Reverse engineer, or attempt to reverse engineer or disassemble the Software or any code within or related to the Software or the Company website;
    2. Violate the security of the Software through any unauthorized access, circumvention of encryption or other security tools, data mining or interference to any host, user or network;
    3. Copy or otherwise distribute copies of the Software unlawfully, such as through any peer-to-peer network or other intellectual property circumvention tool.
  2. MAINTENANCE: This License includes Software maintenance and support. Please contact the Company for assistance.

  1. TERM AND TERMINATION: The Company may terminate this Agreement, effective immediately upon written notice from the Company, if you breach any license restriction, payment obligation, or intellectual property provision herein.
  1. INDEMNIFICATION: IN CASES WHERE THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ACCEPTS THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE BELOW INDEMNITY DOES NOT PURPORT TO CREATE AN INDEMNITY OBLIGATION FOR THE GOVERNEMENT. You agree to defend and indemnify the Company and any of its affiliates (if applicable) and hold us harmless against any and all legal claims and demands, including reasonable attorney’s fees, which may arise from or relate to your use or misuse of the Software, your breach of this Agreement, or your conduct or actions. You agree that the Company shall be able to select its own legal counsel and may participate in its own defense, if the Company wishes.
  1. SPAM POLICY: You are strictly prohibited from using the Software or any of the Company’s services for illegal spam activities, including gathering email addresses and personal information from others or sending any mass commercial emails.
  1. SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS: The Company may need to interrupt access to the Software to perform maintenance or emergency services on a scheduled or unscheduled basis. You agree that your access to the Software may be affected by unanticipated or unscheduled downtime, for any reason, but that the Company shall have no liability for any damage or loss caused as a result of such downtime.
  1. NO WARRANTIES: You agree that your use of the Software is at your sole and exclusive risk and that the Software is provided on an “As Is” basis. The Company hereby expressly disclaims any and all express or implied warranties of any kind, including, but not limited to the implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose and the implied warranty of merchantability. The Company makes no warranties that the Software will meet your needs or that access to the Software will be uninterrupted or error-free. The Company also makes no warranties as to the reliability or accuracy of any information contained within the Software. You agree that any damage that may occur to you, through your computer system, or as a result of loss of your data from your use of the Software is your sole responsibility and that the Company is not liable for any such damage or loss.
  1. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY: THE COMPANY IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT MAY OCCUR TO YOU AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE OR DATA, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHETHER OR NOT COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED ($100) US DOLLARS OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO THE COMPANY IN THE LAST SIX (6) MONTHS. THIS SECTION APPLIES TO ANY AND ALL CLAIMS BY YOU, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, FRAUD, OR TORTS OF ANY KIND.
  1. GOVERNMENT RIGHTS NOTICE: (a) IF THE END USER OF THE LICENSED SOFTWARE IS A UNIT OR AN AGENCY OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, THE TERMS OF THIS SECTION 15 APPLY. (b) Commercial Computer Software. The Licensed Software licensed or otherwise ordered under this Agreement is comprised of software and/or software in firmware form owned by BlackLynx. In the event the End User is a U.S. Government entity or if End User is acquiring the Licensed Software and the accompanying Documentation on behalf of the U.S. Government, by accepting the Licensed Software, the Government agrees, subject to section 20(c) below, that the Software qualifies as “commercial” computer software within the meaning of the acquisition regulations applicable to this Agreement and that all Documentation and technical data delivered hereunder qualify as “commercial” items within the meaning of the acquisition regulations applicable to this Agreement. The terms and conditions of this Agreement shall pertain to the Government’s use and disclosure of the License Software and shall supersede any conflicting contractual terms or conditions. If this Agreement fails to meet the Government’s needs or is inconsistent in any respect with federal law, the Government shall work in good faith to resolve the issue within thirty (30) days of delivery of the Licensed Software.  If the issue is not resolved within this time period, the Government agrees to promptly return the Licensed Software to BlackLynx.  (c) Restricted and Limited Rights.  If all or any part of the Licensed Software or the associated Documentation, does not qualify as “commercial” computer software, and instead qualifies as “restricted rights” software or “limited rights” data under applicable DFAR or FAR provisions, then BlackLynx shall affix appropriate legends to such Licensed Software, associated Documentation and technical data and, in such case, the terms of this section 20(c) shall supersede the terms of section 20(b) above.  In such case, the Government’s rights to use, modify, reproduce, release, perform, display, or disclose the Licensed Software and associated Documentation shall be restricted by the applicable Rights in Noncommercial Computer Software and Noncommercial Computer Software Documentation  and Rights in Technical Data – Noncommercial Items clauses contained in the DFAR, if the Customer is within the Department of Defense, provided, however, if the Customer is a civilian agency, the Government’s rights to use, modify, reproduce, release, perform, display, or disclose the Licensed Software, associated Documentation and technical data shall be restricted by the applicable Rights in Data – General clause contained in the FAR.
  1. DISPUTE RESOLUTION & GOVERNING LAW: This Agreement and all matters relating to this Agreement will be construed and controlled by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The laws of Virginia shall govern any matter or dispute relating to or arising from this EULA or the Company’s relationship with End User.  THE FOREGOING CHOICE OF LAW AND VENUE PROVISIONS WILL NOT APPLY TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. 
  1. ASSIGNMENT: This Agreement, or the rights granted hereunder, may not be assigned, sold, leased or otherwise transferred in whole or part by you. Should this Agreement, or the rights granted hereunder, by assigned, sold, leased or otherwise transferred by the Company, which it may freely do at any time, the rights and liabilities of the Company will bind and inure to any assignees, administrators, successors, and executors.
  1. HEADINGS FOR CONVENIENCE ONLY: Headings of parts and sub-parts under this Agreement are for convenience and organization, only. Headings shall not affect the meaning of any provisions of this Agreement.
  1. NO AGENCY, PARTNERSHIP OR JOINT VENTURE: No agency, partnership, or joint venture has been created between the Parties as a result of this Agreement. No Party has any authority to bind the other to third parties. No use of any name, mark or designation of BlackLynx, or their respective products or services, has been granted unless expressly permitted by BlackLynx in writing.
  1. FORCE MAJEURE: The Company is not liable for any failure to perform due to causes beyond its reasonable control including, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of civil authorities, acts of military authorities, riots, embargoes, acts of nature and natural disasters, epidemics and pandemics, and other acts which may be due to unforeseen circumstances.
  1. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS PERMITTED: Electronic communications are permitted to both Parties under this Agreement, including e-mail or fax. For any questions or concerns, please email us at the following address: products@blacklynx.tech.