End User License Agreement for MongoDB
Terms of Use


IMPORTANT - READ CAREFULLY

This Terms of Use agreement ("Agreement") is a legal document between you ("Customer") and 10gen, Inc. ("10gen"). It is important that you read this document before using the 10gen software ("Software"). By accessing and using the Software, Customer agrees to be bound by the terms of this Agreement, including, without limitation, the warranty disclaimers, limitations of liability and termination provisions below. Customer agrees that this Agreement is enforceable like any written agreement negotiated and signed by Customer. If Customer does not agree with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Customer is not authorized to access or use the Software, and Customer must cease accessing and using the Software.

1. Scope of Use. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, 10gen grants to Customer a non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and use the Software as part of the web hosting services for Customer's internal use ("Authorized Use").

2. Restrictions. Customer agrees not to: (a) copy or use the Software in any manner except as expressly permitted in this Agreement; (b) transfer, sell, rent, lease, distribute, or sublicense the Software; (c) use the Software for providing time-sharing services, service bureau services or as part of an application services provider or software as a service offering for third parties; (d) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or otherwise attempt to derive source code from the Software, in whole or in part, nor will Customer use any mechanical, electronic or other method to trace, decompile, disassemble, or identify the source code of the Software or encourage others to do so, except to the limited extent, if any, that applicable law permits such acts notwithstanding any contractual prohibitions, provided, however, before Customer exercises any rights that Customer believes to be entitled to based on mandatory law, Customer shall provide 10gen with thirty (30) days prior written notice and provide all reasonably requested information to allow 10gen to assess Customer's claim and, at 10gen's sole discretion, to provide alternatives that reduce any adverse impact on 10gen's intellectual property or other rights; (e) alter or remove any proprietary notices in the Software; (f) make available to any third party any analysis of the results of operation of the Software, including benchmarking results, without the prior written consent of 10gen; (g) allow access or permit use of the Software by any users other than Customer; (h) create, develop, license, install, use, or deploy any third party software or services to circumvent, enable, modify or provide access, permissions or rights which violate the technical restrictions of the Software; or (i) modify or create derivative works based upon the Software.

3. Ownership. 10gen and its licensors retain all right, title and interest in and to the Software and any modifications and enhancements to the Software and all upgrades thereto, including all intellectual property rights that are not expressly granted in this Agreement.

4. Open Source Programs. Components of the Software may be licensed under open source licenses and may apply to Customer's use of the Software.

5. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. 10GEN PROVIDES THE SOFTWARE TO YOU "AS IS". 10GEN DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL OPERATE UNINTERRUPTED OR THAT IT WILL BE FREE FROM DEFECTS OR THAT IT IS DESIGNED TO MEET CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS PURPOSE. 10GEN DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY, USE, TIMELINESS, SECURITY, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF, OR OTHERWISE RESPECTING, THE CONTENT OF THE SOFTWARE. CUSTOMER'S USE OF THE SOFTWARE IS DONE AT CUSTOMER'S OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO CUSTOMER'S COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL, OR USE OF THE SOFTWARE. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE SOFTWARE IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH ANY HIGH RISK OR STRICT LIABILITY ACTIVITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, AIR OR SPACE TRAVEL, POWER PLANT OPERATION, OR LIFE SUPPORT OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL OPERATIONS) AND THAT 10GEN MAKES NO WARRANTY AND SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH ANY USE OF THE SOFTWARE IN SUCH SITUATIONS. 10GEN DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT, AND ALL WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM 10GEN WILL BE DEEMED TO ALTER THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY, OR TO CREATE ANY WARRANTY.

6. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. In no event will 10gen be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages (including, without limitation, any failure to realize savings or other benefits; any loss of use; or any claims made by or any payments made to any third person), any loss of revenue or profits, any loss and/or damage arising from or in connection with a virus, or any loss of data and/or damage arising there from or relating thereto, in each case arising from or in connection with this Agreement or the use or performance of any Software whether in an action based on contract, tort or any other legal theory, whether or not 10gen has been notified of the possibility thereof. Notwithstanding any other clause in this Agreement, in no event will 10gen's total aggregate liability for any damages arising from or in connection with this Agreement or the use or performance of any Software whether in actions based on contract, tort or any other legal theory, and whether or not 10gen has been notified of the possibility thereof, exceed the amount paid to 10gen by Customer under this Agreement for access and usage rights to the Software during the twelve (12) month period preceding the date of the claim. The foregoing limitations, exclusions and disclaimers are an allocation of the risk between the parties and will apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, even if any remedy fails in its essential purpose.

7. Government Rights. The Software under this Agreement is "commercial computer software" as that term is described in DFAR 252.227-7014(a) (1). If acquired by or on behalf of a civilian agency, the U.S. Government acquires this commercial computer software and/or commercial computer software documentation subject to the terms and this Agreement as specified in 48 C.F.R. 12.212 (Computer Software) and 12.11 (Technical Data) of the Federal Acquisition Regulations ("FAR") and its successors. If acquired by or on behalf of any agency within the Department of Defense ("DOD"), the U.S. Government acquires this commercial computer software and/or commercial computer software documentation subject to the terms of this Agreement as specified in 48 C.F.R. 227.7202 of the DOD FAR Supplement and its successors.

8. Term and Termination. This Agreement is effective as of the date that access and usage rights to the Software are purchased by Customer and will continue until terminated by either party. Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 will survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement. Upon termination of this Agreement, Customer will no longer have the right to access or use the Software, and Customer must cease all access and use of the Software immediately.

Miscellaneous.

9.1 Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties concerning the subject matter hereof, notwithstanding any different or additional terms that may be contained in any other document. This Agreement supersedes all prior or contemporaneous discussions, proposals and agreements between the parties relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. No amendment, modification or waiver of any provision of this Agreement will be effective unless in writing and signed by both parties.

9.2 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect and such provision will be enforced to the maximum extent possible so as to effect the intent of the parties and will be reformed to the extent necessary to make such provision valid and enforceable provided, however, that if Sections 5 and 6 cannot be modified to be valid and enforceable, this Agreement will be deemed invalid in its entirety.

9.3 Force Majeure. Neither party will be liable or deemed to be in breach for any delay or failure in performance of this Agreement (except for the payment of money) or interruption of services resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God, civil or military authority, war, riots, civil disturbances, accidents, fire, earthquake, floods, strikes, lock-outs, labor disturbances, foreign or governmental order, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of such party.

9.4 Governing Law and Venue. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of New York without regard for its choice of law provisions. All disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement will be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts of New York, and each party irrevocably consents to such personal jurisdiction and waives all objections to this venue.

9.5 Export Regulations. Customer will comply fully with all export control laws and regulations of the United States and all other jurisdictions.

9.6 Assignment. Neither party may assign this Agreement without the prior written consent of the other party, which consent will not be unreasonably withheld, except that (i) either party may assign this Agreement or rights granted hereunder to an Affiliate without the consent of the other party and (ii) the transfer of this Agreement or rights granted hereunder to a successor entity in the event of a merger, corporate reorganization, or acquisition shall not constitute an assignment for purposes of this Section. Affiliate means an entity that a party, directly or indirectly, controls, an entity that controls a party or an entity that is under common control with a party. For purposes of this provision, control means ownership of at least fifty percent (50%) of the outstanding voting shares of the entity.

9.7 Marketing. 10gen may use Customer's name and company logo on its customer list and web site, and link to Customer's web site.

9.8 Independent Contractor. The relationship of the parties is that of independent contractors. Neither party will be deemed to be the legal representative of the other nor will it have any right to bind the other party to any contract or commitment. This Agreement does not, and will not, be construed to create an employer-employee, agency, joint venture or partnership relationship between the parties. Each party agrees to assume complete responsibility for its own employees regarding federal or state laws, including employers' liability and tax withholding, worker's compensation, social security, unemployment insurance, and OSHA requirements.