Academic License Agreement

 

Fox Chase Cancer Center (hereinafter known as FCCC) agrees to provide to Licensee a proprietary computer program known  as hpcNMF for non-negative matrix factorization using high-performance computing clusters. FCCC wishes to preserve to itself all of the property rights in and to hpcNMF , its related documentation and such enhancements thereto as may, from time to time, be made.

Accordingly, FCCC and Licensee agree as follows:

It is understood that  hpcNMF and its component parts, transferred to Licensee pursuant to this Agreement, comprise trade secret and copyrighted subject matter that is proprietary to FCCC and, as such, is extremely valuable to FCCC, so that its use by or on behalf of Licensee must be carefully and continuously controlled.

Licensee shall have the right and license to use hpcNMF for research purposes only. The license to use hpcNMF is non-transferable and without the right to sublicense.

Licensee shall have no rights in hpcNMF other than as is specifically provided in this Agreement. Licensee specifically agrees that nothing herein shall be deemed to grant to Licensee any rights to use  hpcNMF for any commercial purpose. "Commercial Purpose" shall mean the sale, lease, license, or other transfer of hpcNMF to a for-profit organization. Commercial Purpose shall also include uses of the Software by any organization, including Licensee, to perform contract research, to produce or manufacture products for general sale, or to conduct research activities that result in any sale, lease, license, or transfer of hpcNMF to a for-profit organization. However, industrially sponsored academic research shall not be considered a use of hpcNMF for Commercial Purpose per se, unless any of the above conditions of this definition are met.

Licensee agrees to acknowledge the author(s) of hpcNMF in any scientific publication of results based in part on the use of hpcNMF.

Licensee shall not distribute, release, or otherwise distribute hpcNMF to any person, corporation, or institution without FCCC's prior written consent. All copies of hpcNMF  are to remain under Licensee's immediate and direct control unless such prior written consent is obtained.

Licensee will take all reasonable precautions to avoid any unauthorized disclosure of hpcNMF .

Licensee shall not copy or reproduce, or permit others to copy or reproduce hpcNMF or any component thereof except as required during the authorized use of hpcNMF by Licensee.

Licensee agrees not to modify, reverse engineer, disassemble, or decompile hpcNMF, or any portion thereof.

FCCC does not have the resources to offer technical support, although FCCC would appreciate being notified of problems experienced by Licensee in using hpcNMF . Licensee may report technical problems by providing a brief description thereof in writing to the authors of hpcNMF.

From time to time, FCCC may incorporate certain features, enhancements or modifications into hpcNMF.  At its sole discretion, FCCC may undertake to incorporate such changes and distribute the Software so modified to all or any of FCCC's licensees. All such error corrections, bug fixes, patches, updates or other modifications shall be the sole property of FCCC.

FCCC provides hpcNMF "as is" to Licensee. NO WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IS GRANTED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF (a) FREEDOM FROM COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, (b) COMMERCIAL UTILITY, (c) VALID COPYRIGHT, (d) MERCHANTABILITY, (e) FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR (f) USAGE IN THE TRADE OR COURSE OF DEALING, BETWEEN THE PARTIES.

If hpcNMF is installed on computers owned by a corporation or other legal entity, then this agreement is formed by and between FCCC and such entity ("Licensee"). You represent and warrant to FCCC that you have the authority to bind Licensee to this Agreement.

If you wish to license the hpcNMF Software package under the foregoing conditions, please fill in the following form. Do not use accented letters. Then indicate your acceptance of said conditions by clicking on “I Agree”.

You will be sent by email a download link only after your license application is reviewed and approved by FCCC.  Leaving blank fields or filling in fake data will not result in a download link. Please provide your work email address. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the developer of this Software , Dr. Karthik Devarajan, at <karthik. devarajan@fccc.edu>.

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