COMODO TRUSTCONNECT™ SUBSCRIBER AGREEMENT
IMPORTANT — PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING FOR, ACCEPTING, OR USING COMODO TRUSTCONNECT. BY USING, APPLYING FOR, OR ACCEPTING THE COMODO TRUSTCONNECT SERVICES OR BY CLICKING ON “I ACCEPT” BELOW, YOU (THE “SUBSCRIBER”) ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, THAT YOU UNDERSTAND IT, AND THAT YOU AGREE TO AND ACCEPT THE TERMS AS PESENTED HEREIN. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT APPLY FOR, ACCEPT, OR USE COMODO’S TRUSTCONNECT SERVICES AND CLICK “DECLINE” BELOW.
The terms and conditions set forth below constitute a binding agreement between you (the “Subscriber” or “you”) and Comodo CA Limited (“Comodo”), which has its principal place of business at 26 Office Village, 3rd Floor, Exchange Quay, Trafford Road, Salford, Manchester M5 3EQ, United Kingdom (the “Agreement”). Any failure to abide by this Agreement shall void Comodo’s obligations hereunder.
1.2. Registration. In order to receive Comodo’s services, you must register for an account with Comodo. Subscriber shall provide full and accurate information in all electronic or hardcopy documents submitted to Comodo. This information must be promptly updated if any information changes or ceases to remain accurate. Failure to promptly update information shall be deemed a material breach of this Agreement.
1.3. Account. The account shall be protected by a username and password which are confidential information. You are fully responsible for any activities that occur through your account. You must notify Comodo immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account.
1.4. Changes in Services. Comodo may modify the Services in its sole discretion without notice from Comodo.
2.1. Obligations. Subscriber shall:
3.1. Subscriber shall pay all fees resulting from Services ordered under Subscriber’s account, regardless of any actual use of the Services. Prices for the Services are posted on the Comodo website at www.comodo.com/trustconnect. Comodo may revise its fees at any time by posting an amended fee schedule on the website. Continued use of the Services after an amendment constitutes Subscriber’s acceptance of the amendment.
3.2. Fees must be paid in advance and are non-refundable. Monthly account billing starts at midnight on the first of every month. Payment must be made by the credit or debit card designated by the Subscriber during the account registration, and Subscriber authorizes Comodo to charge all fees to this credit card. Accounts designated as group invoice billing account must be approved by Comodo and will be invoiced on a monthly basis.
3.3. Questions regarding fees and charges must be made to Comodo within thirty (30) days of such charge. Failure to use the account is not a basis for refusing to pay any charges. Billing corrections shall be made by providing a credit to Subscriber’s account for future monthly fees or for the purchases of service upgrades. Comodo may deactivate any account that has a disputed charge until Comodo, in its sole discretion, determines the dispute resolved.
3.4. If a fee is rejected by your card issuer (or its agent or affiliate), Comodo may deactivate your account and prevent access to the Services until the fee has been successfully processed.
Trial accounts require the credit or debit card account information prior to activation. You authorize a $1.00 charge to your credit card account that will not actually be charged. By subscribing to a trial account, you agree to pay for the account at the service level selected by you at the time of your subscription. Unless you contact Comodo at firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your account before the end of the trial, your account will automatically be switched to a paid account at the end of the trial, and Comodo will begin to charge your credit or debit card account for the services.
5.2. Each party shall ensure that any person to whom Confidential Information is disclosed by it complies with the restrictions set out in this section as if such person were a party to the Agreement.
5.3. Notwithstanding the previous provisions of this section, either party may disclose Confidential Information if and to the extent required by law, for the purpose of any judicial proceedings or any securities exchange or regulatory or governmental body to which that party is subject, wherever situated, whether or not the requirement for information has the force of law, and if and to the extent the information has come into the public domain through no fault of that party. Should a party be required to disclose Confidential Information pursuant to this section, the party shall promptly give notice of such requirement to the other party prior to disclosing the Confidential Information.
5.4. The restrictions contained in this section shall continue to apply to each party for the duration of the Agreement and for the period of 5 years following the termination of the Agreement.
6.2. As a subscriber, you are given the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having information used for purposes not directly related to the Services ordered. This application notifies you that you may ‘opt out’ by emailing a clear notice to email@example.com. By clicking on the “I ACCEPT” button below, you affirmatively consent to receiving, and will receive, marketing material.
6.3. You expressly agree that Comodo may transfer information about you to the reseller who is providing the Services to you (if any), any law enforcement official, or any affiliate of Comodo.
7.1. The Subscriber may not use the Comodo name, brand, trademarks, service marks, logos, or any other intellectual property in any way except with Comodo’s prior written consent.
7.2. All right, title and interest in and to Comodo’s (i) registered and unregistered trademarks, service marks and logos; (ii) patents, patent applications, and patentable ideas, inventions, and/or improvements; (iii) registered and unregistered copyrights, including images, audiovisual displays, text, software, (collectively the “Comodo Intellectual Property Rights”) are owned by Comodo or its licensors.
7.3. No title to the Comodo Intellectual Property Rights is transferred to Subscriber. If Subscriber creates a derivative work, such as an enhancement or modification, revision, translation, abridgement, condensation, expansion, collection, or compilation, such derivative work shall be owned by Comodo. All right, title and interest in and to each such derivative work shall automatically vest in Comodo, and Comodo shall have no obligation to grant Subscriber any right in or to any such derivative work.
Subscriber shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Comodo, its officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any claims, costs, damages, expenses, losses, legal proceedings, or other liabilities (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) which are brought or threatened against Comodo by any third party as a result of:
When Comodo is threatened with suit or sued by a third party, Comodo may seek written assurances from you concerning your promise to indemnify Comodo. Failure to provide assurance is a material breach of this Agreement. Comodo shall have the right to participate in any defense by Subscriber of a third-party claim related to the Services, with counsel of Comodo’s choice at Subscriber’s expense. Subscriber must receive Comodo's prior written consent regarding any related settlement.
9.1. The Services are provided over the Internet are subject to the operation of the Internet and telecommunications infrastructures as well as the operation of Subscriber’s Internet connection services, all of which are beyond the control of Comodo.
9.2. TH SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”. ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. COMODO DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY PART OF THE SERVICES WILL (I) MEET SUBSCRIBER’S REQUIREMENTS, (II) BE FREE FROM INACCURACIES, MISTAKES, DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, OR (III) CREATE A SECURE AND PRIVATE CONNECTION. SUBSCRIBER SHALL BEAR THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES.
10.1. Term. The Agreement shall commence upon the activation of your account and shall continue perpetually until terminated by either the Subscriber or Comodo. Subscriber ‘s credit card shall be charged automatically for all fees owned for the Services using the debit or credit card provided during the registration process.
10.2. Termination by Subscriber. Subscriber may terminate this Agreement at any time by sending notice of the cancellation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comodo is not responsible for cancellation emails sent to the wrong email address even if Comodo is aware of the email or cancel request. Your account will be terminated within 24 hours of Comodo’s receipt of your cancellation notice at the proper email address. If you are part way through a monthly billing cycle, the remaining days in that cycle are forfeited.
10.3. Termination by Comodo. Comodo may terminate this Agreement in its sole discretion. Notice of the termination will be sent to the email address listed in the Subscriber’s account. Comodo is not liable for any damages that may result from termination carried out in accordance with this Agreement.
10.4. Events Upon Termination. Subscriber shall immediately cease using the Services upon receiving notice of termination of this Agreement. Comodo will not reimburse or refund any unused credits, money, or time remaining in your subscription plan. Once canceled, Subscriber’s account will not be charged further fees unless outstanding charges exist on the account. Any outstanding charges will remain due and be charged to the provided credit or debit card automatically by Comodo. If the account is an approved group invoice billing account, a charge to your credit or debit card will be made for final payment.
11.1. NEITHER COMODO NOR ITS LICENSORS OR AFFILAITES SHALL BE LIABLE TO THE SUBSCRIBER OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RELATED OT THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES. COMODO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, OPPORTUNITIES, REVENUE, SAVINGS, GOODWILL, OR USE OR POSSESSION OF DATA, EVEN IF COMODO WAS AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OR THE EXISTANCE OF SUCH DAMAGES. COMODO DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR REPRESENT THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET SUBSCRIBER’S NEEDS, REQUIREMENTS, OR EXPECTATIONS. THE LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY PROVIDED HEREIN SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER THE LAW OF THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
11.2. COMODO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO THE SUBSCRIBER FOR ANY LOSS SUFFERED BY THE SUBSCRIBER DUE TO USE OF THE SERVICES OUTSIDE THE NORMAL AND INTENDED USE.
11.3. To the extent that a jurisdiction does not allow the limitation of exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, this exclusion may not apply to you. In such circumstances, Comodo’s liability shall be limited to a maximum of the minimum allowable liability in that jurisdiction.
11.4. Except for indemnification and confidentiality obligations, neither party may bring any action, regardless of form, arising out of or relating to the Agreement more than one (1) year after the cause of action has occurred.
12.1. Arbitration. To the extent permitted by law, before you may begin arbitration with respect to a dispute involving any aspect of this Agreement, you shall notify Comodo, and any other party to the dispute for the purpose of seeking dispute resolution. If the dispute is not resolved within sixty (60) days after the initial notice, then a party may proceed in accordance with the following:
12.2. Force Majeure. Neither party hereto shall be liable for any breach of its obligations hereunder resulting from any event not under the reasonable control of that party. The parties agree that the availability of the Internet and connections made through the Internet are not within the reasonable control of either party.
12.3. Amendments. Except as otherwise provided herein, Comodo may revise the Agreement and/or these terms and conditions at any time in its sole discretion. Any revisions or change will be effective upon the earlier of the posting of the changes or revisions to the Comodo website (www.comodo.com) or upon notification to the Subscriber of the change. Subscriber shall periodically review the website in order to be aware of any changes. Subscriber may terminate the Agreement in accordance with Section 10 if Subscriber does not agree to any changes made. By continuing to use the Services, Subscriber accepts any changes made and will be bound by such changes.
12.4. Waivers. The waiver by either party of a breach or default of any of the provisions of the Agreement by the other party shall not be construed as a waiver of any succeeding breach of the same or other provisions nor shall any delay or omission on the part of either party to exercise or avail itself of any right power or privilege that it has or may have hereunder operate as a waiver of any breach or default by the other party.
12.5. Notices. All notices shall be in writing and in English. Notices shall be made by first class mail, return receipt requested, sent to Comodo at 525 Washington Blvd., Suite 1400, Jersey City, NJ 07310. Notices to Subscriber shall be sent to the email address provided during the registration process.
12.6. Severability. If any provision of the Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable under any applicable statute or rule of law, then the provision shall be reformed to the minimum extent necessary to cause the provision to be valid and enforceable. If reformation is not possible, then the provision shall be deemed omitted and the balance of the Agreement shall remain valid and enforceable
12.7. Survival. All provisions of the Agreement relating to confidentiality, proprietary rights, indemnification, and limitations of liability shall survive the termination of the Agreement. Some information collected by Comodo may be stored past the termination of this Agreement, and Comodo is under no obligation to remove any information provided or collected during the term of this Agreement.
12.8. Entire Agreement. The Agreement and all other documents referred to herein shall constitute the entire agreement between the parties and shall supersede any other existing agreements between them, whether oral or written, with respect to the subject matter hereof.
12.9. Assignment. The Subscriber may not assign or transfer any right or obligation under the Agreement without first obtaining Comodo’s written consent. Any assignment or transfer of rights or obligations shall be voidable in Comodo’s discretion. Comodo may assign this Agreement in its sole discretion.
12.10. Governing Law and Jurisdiction. The Agreement shall be interpreted and construed under the laws of the state of New Jersey without regard to any conflicts of law principles. All claims or legal action must be commenced in the courts of the state of New Jersey and both parties agree to the venue of such courts.
12.11. Rights of Third Parties. There are no third party beneficiaries under this Agreement.
BY CLICKING “I ACCEPT” BELOW, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT YOU WILL COMPLY WITH THEM AS PRESENTED HEREIN. DO NOT CLICK THE “I ACCEPT” BUTTON IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT.
OpenVPN is distributed under the GPL license version 2 (see Below).
Special exception for linking OpenVPN with OpenSSL:
In addition, as a special exception, OpenVPN Solutions LLC gives permission to link the code of this program with the OpenSSL library (or with modified versions of OpenSSL that use the same license as OpenSSL), and distribute linked combinations including the two. You must obey the GNU General Public License in all respects for all of the code used other than OpenSSL. If you modify this file, you may extend this exception to your version of the file, but you are not obligated to do so. If you do not wish to do so, delete this exception statement from your version.
LZO is Copyright (C) Markus F.X.J. Oberhumer,
and is licensed under the GPL.
Special exception for linking OpenVPN with both OpenSSL and LZO:
Hereby I grant a special exception to the OpenVPN project (http://openvpn.net/) to link the LZO library with the OpenSSL library (http://www.openssl.org). Markus F.X.J. Oberhumer
The TAP-Win32 driver is derived from the CIPE-Win32 kernel driver, Copyright (C) Damion K. Wilson, and is licensed under the GPL.Windows DDK Samples:
The Windows binary distribution includes devcon.exe, a Microsoft DDK sample which is redistributed under the terms of the DDK EULA.NSIS License:
Copyright (C) 2002-2003 Joost Verburg
This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.
Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions:
1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented;
you must not claim that you wrote the original software.
If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the
product documentation would be appreciated but is not required.
2. Altered versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software.
3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any distribution.
The OpenSSL toolkit stays under a dual license, i.e. both the conditions of the OpenSSL License and the original SSLeay license apply to the toolkit. See below for the actual license texts. Actually both licenses are BSD-style Open Source licenses. In case of any license issues related to OpenSSL please contact email@example.com.
Copyright (c) 1998-2003 The OpenSSL Project. All rights reserved.
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
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3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software must display the following acknowledgment: "This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit. (http://www.openssl.org/)"
4. The names "OpenSSL Toolkit" and "OpenSSL Project" must not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without prior written permission. For written permission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Copyright (C) 1995-1998 Eric Young (email@example.com) All rights reserved.
This package is an SSL implementation written by Eric Young (firstname.lastname@example.org). The implementation was written so as to conform with Netscapes SSL.
This library is free for commercial and non-commercial use as long as the following conditions are aheared to. The following conditions apply to all code found in this distribution, be it the RC4, RSA, lhash, DES, etc., code; not just the SSL code. The SSL documentation included with this distribution is covered by the same copyright terms except that the holder is Tim Hudson (email@example.com).
Copyright remains Eric Young's, and as such any Copyright notices in the code are not to be removed. If this package is used in a product, Eric Young should be given attribution as the author of the parts of the library used. This can be in the form of a textual message at program startup or in documentation (online or textual) provided with the package.
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
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3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software must display the following acknowledgement: "This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young (firstname.lastname@example.org)"
The word 'cryptographic' can be left out if the rouines from the library being used are not cryptographic related :-).
4. If you include any Windows specific code (or a derivative thereof) from the apps directory (application code) you must include an acknowledgement: "This product includes software written by Tim Hudson (email@example.com)"
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The licence and distribution terms for any publically available version or derivative of this code cannot be changed. i.e. this code cannot simply be copied and put under another distribution licence [including the GNU Public Licence.]GNU Public License (GPL)
OpenVPN, LZO, and the TAP-Win32 distributions are licensed under the GPL version 2 (see COPYRIGHT.GPL).
In the Windows binary distribution of OpenVPN, the GPL is reproduced below.
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10. If you wish to incorporate parts of the Program into other free programs whose distribution conditions are different, write to the author to ask for permission. For software which is copyrighted by the Free Software Foundation, write to the Free Software Foundation; we sometimes make exceptions for this. Our decision will be guided by the two goals of preserving the free status of all derivatives of our free software and of promoting the sharing and reuse of software generally.
11. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
12. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs
If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest possible use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to make it free software which everyone can redistribute and change under these terms.
To do so, attach the following notices to the program. It is safest to attach them to the start of each source file to most effectively convey the exclusion of warranty; and each file should have at least the "copyright" line and a pointer to where the full notice is found.
<one line to give the program's name and a brief idea of what it does.> Copyright (C) <year> <name of author>
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.
If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this when it starts in an interactive mode:
Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) year name of author Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.
The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate parts of the General Public License. Of course, the commands you use may be called something other than `show w' and `show c'; they could even be mouse-clicks or menu items--whatever suits your program.
You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or your school, if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if necessary. Here is a sample; alter the names:
Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program `Gnomovision' (which makes passes at compilers) written by James Hacker.
<signature of Ty Coon>, 1 April 1989 Ty Coon, President of Vice
This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you may consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Library General Public License instead of this License.