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Please note that ORCA is available for academic purposes only.
In particular, the following usage rules apply:
  1. The use of ORCA is restricted to academic purposes in an academic environment, i.e. at schools, universities and colleges.
  2. It is prohibited to use ORCA in collaborations or cooperations with non-academic partners, including private companies, non-profit and governmental organisations. This includes third-party funded projects involving non-academic partners.
  3. ORCA is licensed to single users as well as research groups. For a research group, the research group leader is responsible for the compliance of his/her group with ORCAs End User License Agreement.
  4. If results obtained with ORCA are published in the scientific literature, the licensee shall reference the program as "F. Neese: The ORCA program system (WIREs Comput Mol Sci 2012, 2: 73-78)". Using specific methods included in ORCA may require citing additional articles, as described in the manual. The licensee agrees to honor the request to cite additional papers as appropriate.
  5. If a patent is registered as a result of the use of ORCA, the licensee shall notify the Max-Planck Institute. The Max-Planck-Institute is entitled to use the information in the patent registration for marketing purposes and to publish it for this specific purpose.

    If you are unsure whether you are eligible for the academic license, please contact: orca.license@cec.mpg.de

Please read the following license agreement carefully, before continuing with the download or installation. The Max-Planck-Institute is only prepared to license "ORCA" to you on the basis of these conditions of use.

By clicking on the "I ACCEPT" checkbox at the bottom,

you are accepting the conditions of this license agreement. If you do not accept or agree to the conditions of this agreement, you must not continue with the download or installation.:

End User License Agreement (EULA) for the ORCA software

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY, BEFORE CONTINUING WITH THE DOWNLOAD OR INSTALLATION. BY CLICKING ON THE “I ACCEPT” BUTTON, YOU (LICENSEE) ACCEPT THE CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT OR AGREE TO THE CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MUST NOT CONTINUE WITH THE DOWNLOAD OR INSTALLATION.

This agreement (hereinafter referred to as “Agreement”) regulates the contractual relationship between you as the user (hereinafter referred to as LICENSEE) and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (hereinafter referred to as MPG), acting through its Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (hereinafter referred to as MPI) concerning the use of the ORCA software and its documentation. These conditions of use apply to all updates and upgrades.

In accordance with their respective license conditions, several third party software libraries or products, which are not subject to this license agreement, are delivered and installed with SOFTWARE. All relevant license agreements are delivered with SOFTWARE and are accepted upon installation.

1. DEFINITIONS

  1. “ACADEMIA” refers to all schools, colleges, universities and the Institutes of the MPG. Expressly excluded from this term are institutions with a connection to the military.
  2. “ACADEMIC PURPOSE” refers to research and teaching in ACADEMIA. Expressly excluded from this term are research and development for commercial purposes, research and development in cooperation or other collaboration with or sponsored by a for-profit organization, and research and development for a for-profit organization.
  3. “SOFTWARE” refers to the Software ORCA, version 4.0 or later, including its documentation.
  4. “PRIVATE USE” refers to the usage of SOFTWARE by a single, private person for private, non-commercial, not work-related research only. Expressly excluded from PRIVATE USE is use for a for-profit, a non-profit, governmental or any other type of organization. Expressly excluded from PRIVATE USE is a use that results or contributes to any commercial activity. Expressly excluded from PRIVATE USE are persons whose work could potentially benefit from or could potentially be influenced in any way through the usage of SOFTWARE.

2. CONDITIONS OF USE

SOFTWARE may be used exclusively in ACADEMIA for ACADEMIC PURPOSES and for PRIVATE USE.

SOFTWARE is an academic program code in development. The MPI expressly points out that it is possible that SOFTWARE will not have standard properties, or may not be suitable for use or fit for a particular purpose.

If SOFTWARE is being used by a research group, the research group leader guarantees compliance with the rights and obligations arising from this Agreement and shall be available to the MPI as a point of contact.

3. USAGE AND LIMITATIONS

LICENSEE is entitled to use the SOFTWARE within the scope of the Agreement. The MPI grants LICENSEE a simple, non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-sublicensable right to use SOFTWARE in ACADEMIA for ACADEMIC PURPOSES and for PRIVATE USE, limited in time to the term of this Agreement.

Use in accordance with the Agreement includes installation of the SOFTWARE and loading, display and running of the installed SOFTWARE. LICENSEE may duplicate SOFTWARE insofar as such duplication is required to use SOFTWARE.

LICENSEE is not entitled:

a.     to transfer SOFTWARE or make it available to third parties in any form apart from the exceptions expressly specified in this Agreement. In particular, LICENSEE is not permitted to sell, loan, lease or rent the SOFTWARE or sub-license it in any other way, or to reproduce SOFTWARE or make it accessible publicly;

b.     to use SOFTWARE in the context of cooperation agreements, project work or other collaboration with for-profit organizations, or with governmental and/or non-profit organizations that do not qualify as ACADEMIA. This includes contract calculations for third parties. If all partners have a valid license for SOFTWARE or for the contract calculations, the limitations of 3 b) do not apply;

c.      to share data generated with SOFTWARE with third parties for other purposes than ACADEMIC PURPOSES. Publication of data in a scientific journal is expressly permitted.

d.     to modify, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble SOFTWARE or parts of it, to create works derived from SOFTWARE or parts of it, or to duplicate, translate or modify it or derive works from it outside the scope of this Agreement;

e.     to transfer SOFTWARE from one computer via a network or other data transfer channel to another computer or another receiving device if said transfer is not within the scope of this Agreement;

f.      to remove copyright marks.

4. OWNERSHIP

MPG shall retain ownership of all rights to SOFTWARE, even if LICENSEE changes SOFTWARE or combines it with LICENSEE’s own programs or those of a third party.

5. OBLIGATIONS OF LICENSEE

LICENSEE shall immediately notify the MPI if LICENSEE or ACADEMIA LICENSEE is working for, is filing a patent as a result of LICENSEE’s use of SOFTWARE.

The MPI is entitled to use the information in the patent application for marketing purposes and to publish it for this specific purpose.

If results obtained with SOFTWARE are published in the scientific literature, LICENSEE shall reference the SOFTWARE as:

“F. Neese: The ORCA program system (WIREs Comput Mol Sci 2012, 2: 73-78)”. Using specific methods included in SOFTWARE may require citing additional articles, as described in the manual. LICENSEE agrees to honor the request to cite additional papers as appropriate.

6. REMUNERATION

The license shall be made available to LICENSEE free of charge. 

The MPI shall not provide any maintenance or support for SOFTWARE.

7. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

There is no warranty for SOFTWARE, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Except when otherwise stated in writing, the copyright holders and/or other parties provide SOFTWARE “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 SOFTWARE is with LICENSEE. Should SOFTWARE prove defective, LICENSEE assumes the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.

8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

In no event unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing will any copyright holder, or any other party who modifies and/or conveys SOFTWARE as permitted above, be liable to LICENSEE for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use SOFTWARE (including but not limited to loss of data or data being rendered inaccurate or losses sustained by LICENSEE or third parties or a failure of SOFTWARE to operate with any other programs), even if such holder or other party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

9. INTERPRETATION OF SECTIONS 7 & 8

If the disclaimer of warranty and limitation of liability provided above cannot be given local legal effect according to their terms, reviewing courts shall apply local law that most closely approximates an absolute waiver of all civil liability in connection with the SOFTWARE, unless a warranty or assumption of liability accompanies a copy of the SOFTWARE in return for a fee.

10. TERMINATION

The Agreement is concluded for an unlimited period.

The right to extraordinary termination for cause remains unaffected.

In the event of termination, LICENSEE shall surrender use of SOFTWARE, remove all copies of SOFTWARE installed on his or her computers and either immediately return any backup copies created to the MPI or, at its discretion, destroy such copies.

11. OTHER PROVISIONS

The law of the Federal Republic of Germany applies to this Agreement. Application of the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is excluded.

The place of jurisdiction for all disputes is, to the extent permitted by law, Düsseldorf.

The MPI reserves the right to change these conditions of use without specifying reasons, unless the change is unreasonable for LICENSEE to accept. The MPI shall notify LICENSEE of any changes to the conditions of use without delay. If LICENSEE does not object to the application of the modified conditions of use within a period of 2 weeks, the modified conditions of use are deemed to have been accepted by LICENSEE.

 

Version: January 2017

 

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