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License Agreement
NOTICE TO USER: please read this agreement carefully. By copying, installing, or using all or any portion of the software and teaching & learning materials you accept all the terms and conditions of this agreement, including, in particular the provisions on: transferability in section 4; warranty in sections 6 and 7; and liability in section 8. You agree that this agreement is like any written agreement signed by you. This agreement is enforceable against you and any legal entity that obtained the software and teaching & learning materials and on whose behalf it is used. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE AND TEACHING & LEARNING MATERIALS.

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS (CHINA) LIMITED OWNS ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE SOFTWARE AND TEACHING & LEARNING MATERIALS. THE SOFTWARE AND TEACHING & LEARNING MATERIALS ARE LICENSED, NOT SOLD. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS (CHINA) LIMITED PERMITS YOU TO COPY, DOWNLOAD, INSTALL, USE, OR OTHERWISE BENEFIT FROM THE FUNCTIONALITY OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF THE SOFTWARE ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.

1. Definitions.
“Oxford University Press (China) Ltd” (hereinafter called “OUP”) is a company incorporated under the laws of Hong Kong, having its registered office at 18th Floor, Warwick House East, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Hong Kong

“Software and Teaching & Learning Materials” (hereinafter called the “Works”) mean (a) all of the information with which this agreement is provided, including but not limited to: (i) all software files and other computer information; (ii) photographs, images, sounds, videos, clip art and other artistic works bundled with OUP software; (iii) related explanatory written materials and files; and (iv) fonts; and (v) teaching plans, lesson plans, ebooks, powerpoint files, reading passages, exercises, assessments, question banks, model solutions, sample answers, experiments, virtual tours, simulation, and animation; and (b) any modified versions and copies of, and upgrades, updates and additions to, such information, provided to you by OUP at any time

2. License.
If you obtained the Works from OUP and as long as you comply with the terms of this agreement, OUP grants you a non-exclusive license to install and use the Works in a manner consistent with its design and documentation and as further set forth below.

2.1 Limited Use. The Works, or portions of the Works, may only be installed and used for education purposes; and may only be installed and used by teachers who are employed by a registered school that has adopted relevant OUP student textbook, workbooks, skill books or exercise books.

2.2 General Use. You may install and use one copy only of the Works.

2.3 Distribution from Server. You may copy the Works onto Computer file server(s) within your Internal Network for the purpose of downloading and installing the Software onto Computers within the same Internal Network for use as permitted by Section 2.1 and 2.2.

2.4 Server Use. You may install the Works on Computer file server(s) within your Internal Network only for use of the Works initiated by an individual from a Computer within the same Internal Network only as permitted by Section 2.2. The total number of users (not the concurrent number of users) able to use the Works on such Computer file server(s) may not exceed the number of teachers teaching the relevant subject at the relevant level.

By way of example, the foregoing does not permit you to install or access (either directly or through commands, data or instructions) the Work: (a) from or to a Computer not part of your Internal Network, (b) for enabling Web hosted workgroups or services available to the public, (c) by any individual or entity to use, download, copy or otherwise benefit from the functionality of the Works unless licensed to do so by OUP, (d) as a component of a system, workflow or service accessible by more than the number of teachers teaching the relevant subject at relevant level, or (e) for operations not initiated by an individual user (e.g., automated server processing).

2.5 Portable or Home Computer Use. The primary user of the Computer on which the Work is installed under Section 2.2 (“Primary User”) may install a second copy of the Work for his or her exclusive use on either a portable Computer or a Computer located at his or her home, provided that the Works on the portable or home Computer is not used at the same time as the Works on the primary Computer.

2.6 Backup Copy. You may make a reasonable number of backup copies of the Works, provided your backup copies are not installed or used for other than archival purposes.

3. Intellectual Property Ownership.
The Works and any authorized copies that you make are the intellectual property of and are owned by OUP. The Work is protected by law, including but not limited to the copyright laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and other countries, and by international treaty provisions. Except as expressly stated herein, this agreement does not grant you any intellectual property rights in the Works and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by OUP and its suppliers.

4. Restrictions and Requirements.
4.1 Notices. Any permitted copy of the Works that you make must contain the same copyright and other proprietary notices that appear on or in the Software.

4.2 Use Obligations. You agree that you will not use the Work other than as permitted by this agreement and that you will not use the Software in a manner inconsistent with its design.

4.3 No Modifications. Except as expressly permitted by OUP, you may not modify, port, adapt, or translate the Work.

4.4 No Unbundling. The Software may include various applications, utilities, and components, may support multiple platforms and languages, and may be provided to you on multiple media or in multiple copies. Nonetheless, the Software is designed and provided to you as a single product to be used as a single product on Computers as permitted by Section 2. You are not required to install all component parts of the Works, but you may not unbundle the component parts of the Software for use on different computers. You may not unbundle or repackage the Software for distribution, transfer or resale.

4.5 No Transfer. YOU WILL NOT RENT, LEASE, SELL, SUBLICENSE, ASSIGN OR TRANSFER YOUR RIGHTS IN THE WORKS, OR AUTHORIZE ANY PORTION OF THE WORK TO BE COPIED IN ANY MEDIUM OR FORMAT.

4.6 In consideration for OUP’s granting this licence to you, you agree (a) to make every effort to keep the software, teaching and learning materials secure and (b) to take steps to ensure that no third party uses the products in any way that is not in accordance with this licence agreement

5. Updates.
If the Works is an upgrade or update to a previous version of OUP Works, you must possess a valid license to such previous version in order to use such upgrade or update. After you install such update or upgrade, you may continue to use any such previous version in accordance with its end-user license agreement only if (a) the upgrade or update and all previous versions are installed on the same computer, (b) the previous versions or copies thereof are not transferred to another party or device unless all copies of the update or upgrade are also transferred to such party or device, and (c) you acknowledge that any obligation OUP may have to support the previous version(s) may end upon the availability of the upgrade or update. No other use of the previous version(s) is permitted after installation of an update or upgrade.

Upgrades and updates may be licensed to you by OUP with additional or different terms.

6. Limited Warranty.
OUP warrants to the individual or entity that the Works will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and will conform to the published specification for 90 days from the date you receive it.

7. Disclaimer.
The limited warranty in section 6 is the only warranty offered by OUP and it states the sole and exclusive remedies for OUP’s breach of that offered warranty. The limited warranty in section 6 and any statutory warranty and remedy that cannot be excluded or limited under law are the only warranties applicable to the Works. Other than those offered and statutory warranties and remedies, OUP disclaims all warranties, conditions, representations, and terms, express or implied, whether by statute, common law, custom, usage, or otherwise as to any matter, including but not limited to performance, security, non-infringement of third party rights, integration, merchantability, quiet enjoyment, satisfactory quality, and fitness for any particular purpose. OUP does not seek to limit your warranty rights to any extent not permitted by law. The provisions of Sections 7 and Section 8 will survive the termination of this agreement, howsoever caused, but this will not imply or create any continued right to use the Works after termination of this agreement.

8. Limitation of Liability.
The entire liability of OUP and your exclusive remedy shall be the replacement of the Works if it does not meet the warranty. In no circumstance will OUP be liable for any damage whatsoever, including but not limited to loss of data, loss of business or profits, goodwill or any consequential losses of any nature, arising out of the use or inability to use the Works.

9. Governing Law.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the parties hereto hereby irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts.

10. General Provisions.
If any part of this agreement is found void and unenforceable, it will not affect the validity of the balance of this agreement, which will remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. This agreement may only be modified in writing, signed by an authorized officer of OUP. This is the entire agreement between OUP and you relating to the Works and it supersedes any prior representations, discussions, undertakings, communications, or advertising relating to the Works.

11. Internet Connectivity and Privacy.
11.1 Automatic Connections to the Internet. The Works may cause your computer, without additional notice, automatically to connect to the internet and to communicate with an OUP Web Site for purposes that may include providing you with additional information, features and functionality. Unless otherwise specified in Section 11.2 and 11.3, the following provisions apply to all automatic Internet connections by the Works:

11.1.1 When the Works automatically connects to the internet, an Internet protocol address (“IP Address”) that is associated with your current Internet connection is sent to an OUP Web Site;

11.1.2 When the Works automatically connects to the internet, no personally identifiable information is sent; and please note that the OUP allows tracking of Web Site visits and it addresses in detail the topic of tracking and use of cookies, Web beacons, and similar devices

11.2 Updating. The Works may cause your Computer, without additional notice, automatically to connect to the internet (intermittently or on a regular basis) to check for updates that are available for download to and installation on your computer and to let OUP know the results of installation attempts.

11.3 Activation. The Works may cause your Computer, without additional notice, and on an intermittent or regular basis, automatically to connect to the internet in order to validate that the Works is being operated in accordance with this agreement (a process referred to as “Activation”). In some cases, the Works that fails to activate may offer only limited functionality or may not operate at all.

 

特許協議
使用者須知:請小心閱讀本協議。若 閣下複製、安裝或使用本軟件及教學和學習材料之全部或其任何部份,就等於接受本協議內之所有條款及條件,包括特別是第4段有關轉讓性、第6及7段有關保證、及第8段有關責任之條文。 閣下亦同意本協議等同 閣下簽訂之任何書面協議。閣下及任何取得本軟件及教學和學習材料的法律實體及代其他人使用本軟件及教學和學習材料的人士均受本協議約制。如 閣下不同意本協議內之條款,切勿使用本軟件及教學和學習材料。

牛津大學出版社(中國)有限公司擁有本軟件及教學和學習材料之所有知識產權。本軟件及教學和學習材料只供特許使用,但不作出售。牛津大學出版社(中國)有限公司只允許 閣下按本協議之條款複製、下載、安裝、使用本軟件或以其他方式得助於本軟件之功能或其知識產權。

1. 定義
「牛津大學出版社(中國)有限公司」(以下簡稱「牛津」)是一間按香港法律成立之公司,其註冊地址位於香港英皇道979號太古坊和域大廈東翼18樓。 「軟件及教學和學習材料」(以下簡稱「電子教材」)意指牛津不時提供予 閣下的(a)本協議所提供之一切資料,包括但不限於:(i)所有軟件檔案及其他電腦資料;(ii)與牛津軟件連帶的相片、影像、聲音、影片、剪貼畫及其他藝術作品;(iii)相關的書面說明材料及檔案;(iv)字體;及(v)教學安排、課程安排、電子書、簡報、閱讀段落、習作、評估、問題庫、標準解題、參考答案、實驗、虛擬旅程、模擬及動畫片,及(b)上述資料之所有修改版、改進版、更新版、及增訂版及其複製本。
   
2. 特許使用
如 閣下從牛津取得電子教材,只要 閣下遵守本協議內之條款,牛津會給予 閣下非專有特許權去安裝電子教材及按與電子教材之設計及文件一致的方式和下述條文去使用電子教材。

   
2.1.

有限度使用。 電子教材及其任何部份只可被安裝及用作教育用途,及只可被已採用牛津相關學生課本、作業簿、能力訓練冊或練習冊的註冊學校所僱用之老師安裝及使用。

   
2.2. 一般使用。 閣下只可安裝及使用一份電子教材。
   
2.3. 從伺服器發放。 閣下可按第2.1及2.2段所予的權限,將電子教材複製到 閣下的內部網絡內之電腦檔案伺服器,以將軟件下載及安裝在同一內部網絡內的電腦使用。
   
2.4. 伺服器使用。 閣下只可按第2.2段所予的權限,將電子教材安裝在 閣下內部網絡內的電腦檔案伺服器,以只供 閣下內部網絡內之個別電腦使用者使用該電子教材。在該等電腦檔案伺服器內可使用電子教材之使用者總數(而非同時使用者之數目),不得超過教授有關年級及科目的老師數目。

舉例來說,前述條文並不允許 閣下(a)從或向不屬於 閣下內部網絡內的一部電腦(不論直接或通過命令、數據或指令)安裝或存取電子教材;(b)(不論直接或通過命令、數據或指令)安裝或存取電子教材以供為公眾提供網頁寄存的群組或服務使用;(c)在未得到牛津特許下,給個人或團體(不論直接或通過命令、數據或指令)安裝或存取電子教材以使用、下載、複製或以其他方式得助於電子教材之功能;(d)(不論直接或通過命令、數據或指令)將電子教材安裝或存取成一個系統、工作流程或服務的一部份,以供超過教授有關年級及科目的老師人數存取;(e)(不論直接或通過命令、數據或指令)安裝或存取電子教材以供非個別使用者(如利用自動化服務器處理)進行操作。

   
2.5. 手提或家用電腦使用。 根據第2.2段安裝電子教材的電腦主用戶(「主用戶」)可在其手提電腦或位於家中的電腦內安裝電子教材的第二複本,以供其專用,但安裝在該手提或家用電腦內的電子教材不得與主用戶電腦內的電子教材同時使用。
   
2.6. 複製備份。 閣下可將電子教材複製合理數量的備份,但該等備份不得被安裝或用作歸檔保存以外的用途。
   
   
3. 特許使用
如 閣下從牛津取得電子教材,只要 閣下遵守本協議內之條款,牛津會給予 閣下非專有特許權去安裝電子教材及按與電子教材之設計及文件一致的方式和下述條文去使用電子教材。
   
4. 約束及規定
   
4.1.

告示。 閣下就電子教材獲准複製之備份必須載有軟件內外所顯示之版權告示及其他所有權告示。

   
4.2. 使用責任。 閣下同意不會以本協議批准範圍以外的方式使用電子教材。 閣下亦同意不會以與軟件設計不符的形式使用軟件。
   
4.3. 不可修改。 除獲牛津明文批准外, 閣下不得將電子教材修改、移植、改編或翻譯。
   
4.4. 不可分拆。 軟件可能包含不同應用程式、實用程序及部件,可支援多種平台及語言,亦可能以多種媒體或多個備份的形式提供予 閣下。但軟件是以單一產品形式設計及提供予 閣下以便在第2段規定的電腦內作單一產品使用。 閣下無須安裝電子教材的所有部件,但 閣下不可將軟件的元件部份分拆到不同的電腦中使用,亦不可將軟件分拆或重新包裝作分發、轉讓或轉售之用。
   
4.5. 不可轉讓。 閣下不得將 閣下在電子教材內享有的權利出租、出售、再授特許、轉讓或轉移,或授權將電子教材之任何部份以任何媒體或格式進行複製。
   
4.6. 現以牛津給予 閣下此特許使用權為代價, 閣下同意(a)盡一切努力將軟件、教學及學習材料安全保管;及(b)採取措施確保無第三者以任何不按本特許協議規定之方式使用產品。
   
   
5. 更新
如電子教材屬過往牛津著作的改進版或更新版, 閣下則須持有該過往版本之有效特許,方能使用改進版或更新版。 閣下在安裝上述改進版或更新版後可按下述情況繼續根據最終使用者特許協議使用該過往版本:(a)如改良版或更新版及所有過往版本均安裝在同一部電腦內;(b)如過往版本或其複製本並無轉移到其他人士或裝置,除非更新版或改良版的所有複製本亦轉移到該人士或裝置;及(c)如 閣下確認牛津支援過往版本之責任可能在改良版或更新版可供使用時會終止。在安裝更新版或改良版後,過往版本不可再被使用。

牛津可按附加或不同條款將改良版及更新版特許予 閣下。

   
6. 有限保證
牛津向個人或團體保證,該電子教材在正常使用的情況下並無物料及工藝上的缺陷,並保證電子教材在 閣下收到後的90日內會符合出版規格。
   
7. 免責
第6段之有限保證是牛津提供之唯一保證,該有限保證說明在牛津違反保證時所存在的唯一及獨有補救方法。第6段之有限保證及根據法律所不能免除或規限之任何法定保證及補救是適用於電子教材之唯一保證。除上述提供及法定之保證及補救外,牛津拒絕承認所有根據法規、普通法、習俗、慣例或其他原因就任何事項(包括但不限於有關第三者權利之履行、保證及不違反、整合、可商售性、安寧享用、令人滿意品質及對某特定用途的適用性等方面)所作出之明示或默示保證、條件、陳述及條款。牛津不會在任何法律不允許的情況下謀求限制 閣下的保證權利。不論實際基於何種因由,第7段及第8段之條款在本協議終止後仍然存在,但並不意味或授予 閣下在本協議終止後有權繼續使用該電子教材。
   
8. 法律責任的限度
若牛津不能履行保證,牛津之全部責任及 閣下之獨有補救方法是將該電子教材更換。無論在任何情況下,牛津均不會就使用或無法使用該電子教材而引致的任何損害,包括但不限於數據遺失、生意或盈利或商譽損失、或任何性質之相應損失負上任何責任。
   
9. 管限法律
本協議受香港特別行政區法律管轄,並按該等法律詮釋。本協議各方以不可撤銷的方式接受香港法院有非專有司法管轄權管轄。
   
10. 一般條款
本協議之任何部份如果被裁定為無效及無法執行,本協議其他部份的有效性不會受到影響,並會按該等有效部份之條款維持有效及可被執行。本協議只可在經牛津授權職員的簽署情況下以書面的形式作出修改。本協議是牛津與 閣下就電子教材所訂之全部協議,並取代與電子教材有關的一切事先陳述、討論、承諾、通訊或廣告。
   
11. 互聯網之連通性及私隱
   
11.1.

自動連接互聯網。 電子教材在無附加通知情況下可令 閣下之電腦自動連接互聯網及與牛津的網址通訊,以達到將附加訊息、附加特徵及附加功能提供予 閣下的目的。除在第11.2及11.3段另有指明外,下述條款適用於電子教材的所有自動互聯網連接 :

   
 
11.1.1 當電子教材自動連接到互聯網後,與 閣下現有互聯網連結相關的網際協議地址(「網際協議地址」)會被送到牛津的網址。
   
11.1.2 當電子教材自動連接到互聯網後,個人可識別之資料不會被傳送。但請注意,牛津允許追蹤到訪網站的情況,並會就追蹤題旨及使用網上訊息塊、網絡信標及類似裝置方面作出詳細處理。
   
11.2. 更新。 電子教材可在無附加通知的情況下令 閣下的電腦(間歇地或經常地)自動連接到互聯網,以便檢測可下載或可安裝到 閣下電腦的更新版,以讓牛津知道嘗試安裝的結果。
   
11.3. 激活。 電子教材可在無附加通知的情況下間歇地或經常地自動連接到互聯網,以確認電子教材正按本協議進行操作(此程序名為「激活」)。在某些情況下,如電子教材無法被激活,電子教材就只會提供有限度的功能或會完全無法操作。
   

合約之最後詮釋以英文版為據

 
       
 

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