THOMSON REUTERS (TAX & ACCOUNTING) INC.
FOREIGN NATIONAL TAX RESOURCE
NOTICE TO ALL USERS: THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT (THIS "AGREEMENT") BETWEEN YOU AND THOMSON REUTERS (TAX & ACCOUNTING) INC. ("TRTA"). CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT BEFORE YOU CHECK THE "I ACCEPT" BOX. BY CHECKING THE "I ACCEPT" BOX OR ACCESSING THE SOFTWARE, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS, OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ACCESS THE SOFTWARE.
1. License and Permitted Use
The Foreign National Tax Resource Software ("Software") and all other information, images and other content contained on this web site (the "Content") is licensed, not sold. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, TRTA grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, personal, non-transferable right to access and use the Software and Content to, as applicable, research and provide information for your U.S. federal tax returns, and to prepare, view and print your tax returns, subject to payment of all applicable license fees ("License"). This License is expressly conditioned on your only using the Software and Content in the manner permitted by this Agreement and using the Software and Content for your own personal, non-commercial use, solely in connection with completing and filing your federal tax return. You may not use the Software or Content in connection with providing tax advice or to provide any other services to any other party. In no event shall you use the Software to prepare more than one federal income tax return. You agree that you shall have sole responsibility and liability for reviewing your federal tax return for accuracy and completeness, and for otherwise verifying any results derived from using the Software prior to filing.
TRTA will use commercially reasonable efforts to make the Software available throughout the year, subject to maintenance, testing and other limitations described in this Agreement.
3. License Restrictions.
You may not directly or indirectly: (1) re-distribute, sell, rent, loan, resell or otherwise transfer the Software or Content or any rights in or to the Software or Content to any other person or entity; (2) use the Software and Content in any manner other than its intended manner or for the benefit of any third parties, including by making the Software or Content available on an application service provider, outsourcing or service bureau basis, or on any peer-to-peer or file-sharing service or network, or to perform services for third parties where the Software or Content enables, facilitates or comprises part of such service(s), or by using or accessing the Software or Content to prepare tax and legal documents for any other person, and you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless TRTA against any losses, liabilities, claims, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and enforcement costs, arising out of or relating to any such use or access; (3) duplicate the Software by any means, including electronically; (4) remove any proprietary notice, labels or marks on or in the Software; (5) derive or attempt to derive any source code for the Software; or (6) disable or circumvent any access control or related device, process or procedure established with respect to the Software. Notwithstanding the foregoing, certain Content may include Government publications or forms which are public content ("Public Content"), and nothing herein is meant to nor shall restrict any rights you or any other individual may have to utilize and reprint such Public Content. You are responsible for all use of the Software and Content and for compliance with this Agreement and any breach by you or any user of the Software provided to you shall be your responsibility. TRTA reserves all rights with respect to the Software and Content not expressly granted to you in this Agreement.
(a) Third Party Content. The Content published by TRTA on this server may contain other proprietary notices or describe products, services, processes or technologies owned by TRTA or third parties. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as granting to the user a license under any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right of TRTA or any third party, except for the right of use license expressly set forth above in this Agreement.
(b) Advertisements. TRTA does not assume the responsibility of enforcing licensing requirements, or of checking for licenses, with respect to licensed professions or trades, prior to publishing advertisements.
(c) Trademarks. Products and services referenced herein are protected by either trademarks or registered trademarks of TRTA. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be protected by the trademarks of their respective owners. This does not include Public Content.
(d) Links to Third Party Sites. The links in this area will let you leave TRTA's site. The linked sites are not under the control of TRTA and TRTA is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. TRTA is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by TRTA of the site.
(e) Errors and Corrections. THE CONTENT PUBLISHED ON THIS SERVER COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES AND/OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. TRTA AND/OR ITS LICENSORS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE CONTENT AT ANY TIME.
4. Intellectual Property Rights.
The Software and Content are protected by United States copyright law and/or international treaty provisions. Title to the Software and Content (except Public Content) and all associated intellectual property rights are owned and shall be retained exclusively by TRTA and its third party licensors. Through your use of the Software or Content, you acquire no ownership interest in the Software or Content or any derivative work or component of the Software or Content. No right, title or interest in or to any trademark, service mark, logo or trade name of TRTA is granted to you under this Agreement. You may not decompile, disassemble, modify or reverse engineer the Software, or seek to derive the source code from any executable object code provided to you, or modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works based on the Software or any part thereof. TRTA is the exclusive owner of the copyright for the Software and reserves all rights related to such ownership, including the exclusive right to make derivative works of the Software and to duplicate, distribute, license and sell the Software. You acknowledge that the Software and Content (except Public Content), any enhancements, corrections or modifications to the Software (regardless of whether made by TRTA, you or a third party) and all copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trademarks and other intellectual property rights protecting or pertaining to any aspect of the Software (or any enhancements, corrections or modifications) are and shall remain the exclusive property of TRTA.
You agree to take reasonable security precautions to protect any passwords and user ID associated with your use of the Software and Content. These precautions shall be at least as great as the precautions that you take to protect your own computer equipment and software, but in no event less reasonable and prudent care. You will notify TRTA immediately of any unauthorized use of your user ID/name, your password or the Software or any other security breach of which you are aware. It is your sole responsibility to keep your account number, ID/user name, password and other sensitive information confidential. You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for all computer password, data, file and network security, including but not limited to, an active firewall on your computer and/or network connection, anti-virus software and anti-spyware software, necessary to secure and protect any proprietary or confidential information that you provide, store, submit, transmit or disclose directly or indirectly with your use of the Software.
7. Disclaimer of Warranties.
OTHER THAN THOSE EXPRESS WARRANTIES SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, TRTA MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SOFTWARE, WITHOUT LIMITING THE PRECEDING SENTENCE AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE THAT ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES SUCH AS THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXCLUDED FROM YOUR ACQUISITION AND USE OF THE SOFTWARE. TRTA DOES NOT WARRANT OR PROMISE THAT THE SOFTWARE OR CONTENT IS FREE FROM BUGS OR ERRORS; NOR DOES TRTA MAKE ANY OTHER PROMISES ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE SOFTWARE OR CONTENT, OR THEIR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. WHILE TRTA IS PROVIDING THE SOFTWARE AS A GENERAL TOOL TO ASSIST YOU IN PREPARING AND/OR FILING YOUR TAX RETURN, THE SOFTWARE DOES NOT REPLACE YOUR OBLIGATION TO EXERCISE YOUR INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT IN USING THE SOFTWARE. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR CORRECTLY INPUTTING YOUR INFORMATION INTO THE SOFTWARE AND FOR VERIFYING ALL OUTPUTS RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE. TRTA DOES NOT WARRANT ANY PARTICULAR RESULTS THAT YOU MAY OBTAIN IN USING THE SOFTWARE.
SOME STATES MAY NOT ALLOW EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASE, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO SIXTY (60) DAYS FROM THE DATE YOU FIRST LICENSED THE SOFTWARE OR ACCESSED THE CONTENT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT TRTA, IT'S AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES DO NOT PRACTICE LAW NOR ARE THEY PROVIDING OR RENDERING ANY SUCH TAX, ACCOUNTING, LEGAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR SERVICES TO YOU WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE OR CONTENT. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SOFTWARE IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ADVICE OF AN ATTORNEY.
8. Limitations on Liability and Damages.
YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND THE ENTIRE LIABILITY OF TRTA, ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO TRTA FOR THE LICENSE TO THE SOFTWARE DURING THE CURRENT YEAR OR ONE US DOLLAR ($1). IN NO EVENT WILL TRTA ITS AFFILIATES OR SUBSIDIARIES BE LIABLE TO YOU, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR IN TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST DATA, LOST PROFITS OR BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE, OR FOR ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND AGAINST YOU BY ANY OTHER PARTY, EVEN IF TRTA, ITS AFFILIATES OR SUBSIDIARIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
You agree that TRTA its affiliates or subsidiaries will not at any time have any additional liability for any claim, cause of action or injury that you or any other person may have as a result of: (1) your use of, or inability to use, the Software or Content; (2) your use of any documents, letters or notices generated by the Software; (3) your retention of, or your failure to consult or retain, an attorney with respect to any contract, document, letter, notice, litigation, negotiation or other legal matter; (4) obtaining updates for the Software or Content; or (5) any fees, costs or expenses arising out of troubleshooting or technical support for the Software or Content.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree that the essential purposes of this Agreement can be fulfilled even with these limitations on liabilities. You acknowledge that TRTA would not be able to offer the Software or Content on an economical basis without these limitations.
You agree to hold TRTA and their successors, assigns, officers, directors, representatives, employees and agents from and against any claim, suit, loss, liability, penalty or damages (including incidental and consequential damages), costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses), arising out of your breach of this Agreement.
10. Consent to Electronic Communications.
You consent to TRTA providing you in electronic form any information or notices that TRTA may be required by law to send to you or that may pertain to the Software, or use of information you may submit in connection with the Software. TRTA may provide information to you: (1) via e-mail at the e-mail address you designated to TRTA (if any); (2) by access to the TRTA Websites that will generally be designated in advance for such purpose or designated in an e-mail notice to you; or (3) in the course of your use of the Software including, without limitation, via a screen or page within the Software or via a link from within the Software to a web page containing the Information.
11. Export Restriction.
The Software and Content is provided solely for lawful purposes and use. You shall be solely responsible for, and agree to comply with, all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, and other governmental authority, however designated. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree to comply with all U.S. export laws and applicable export laws of your locality (if you are not in the United States), and shall not export the Software, Content or other materials provided by TRTA without first obtaining all required authorizations or licenses. The Software, including software documentation, and Content are provided subject to TRTA's standard commercial agreements; products acquired for use within or for any United States federal agency are provided with "LIMITED RIGHTS" and "RESTRICTED RIGHTS" as defined in DFARS 252.227-7013 and FAR 52.227-19.
You acknowledge that any and all Software AND Content provided to you hereunder is subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR, Chapter VII) and that you must comply with all domestic and international export laws and regulations that apply to the Software and Content. These laws include restrictions on destinations, end-users and end-use. You expressly agree that you will not download, transfer, export or re-export this Software or Content, directly or indirectly, to: (1) any countries (or citizens, nationals or residents of any countries) that are subject to US export restrictions; (2) any end-user who has been prohibited from participating in U.S. export transactions by any federal agency of the U.S. government; or (3) any-end user who you know or have reason to know will utilize the Software or Content in the design, development or production of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons. You further acknowledge that the Software or Content may include technical data subject to export and re-export restrictions imposed by U.S. law.
You acknowledge that TRTA specifically prohibit the downloading, possession, use or transmission of the Software or Content by any citizen, national, or resident of, or under control of, the government of any country to which the United States has prohibited export, any person or entity listed on the United States Department of Treasury lists of Specially Designated Nationals, Specially Designated Terrorists, and Specially Designated Narcotic Traffickers, or as listed on the United States Department of Commerce Table of Denial Orders.
Without prejudice to any other rights, TRTA may immediately terminate this Agreement if you do not abide by its terms and conditions, in which case you must cease use of, and destroy all copies of the Software, Content (except Public Content) and related documentation. All provisions of this Agreement which must survive in order to give effect to its meaning will survive termination or expiration of this Agreement.
Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to choice of law or conflicts of law provisions and that the exclusive jurisdiction of any dispute arising out of, or relating to, this Agreement or any dispute arising out of, or relating to, the Software or services provided in connection therewith shall be in the courts located in the State of New York.
Entire Agreement. This Agreement is the entire and the exclusive agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and it supersedes all previous communications, representations or agreements, either oral or written, between them. No representations or statements of any kind made by any representative of TRTA or their respective affiliates or subsidiaries, which are not included in this Agreement, shall be binding on TRTA.
Amendments. TRTA shall have the right to change or add to the terms of this Agreement at any time, and to change, delete, discontinue, or impose conditions on any feature or aspect of the Software or Content upon notice by any means TRTA determines in its discretion to be reasonable, including posting information concerning any change, addition, deletion, discontinuance or conditions in the Software or Content on any TRTA sponsored web site. Any use of the Software or Content by you after TRTA's publication of any such changes shall constitute your acceptance of the Agreement as modified.
Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be illegal or unenforceable, such provision shall be automatically reformed and construed so as to be valid, operative and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law or equity while preserving its original intent. The invalidity of any part of this Agreement shall not render invalid the remainder of this Agreement.
Notices. Except as otherwise indicated, any notices under this Agreement to TRTA must be personally delivered or sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested or by United States Postal Service express mail, to: Thomson Reuters (Tax & Accounting) Inc., Attn: Order Processing, 2395 Midway Road Carrollton, TX 75006, or to such other address as TRTA may specify in writing. Such notices will be effective upon receipt, which may be shown by confirmation of delivery.
Miscellaneous. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of TRTA, its affiliates, subsidiaries and successors and assigns. Any and all references in this Agreement to TRTA and its affiliates and subsidiaries shall, where the context so permits, include TRTA's respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, contractors and agents. Any provision which by its terms is intended to survive termination of this Agreement, including, but not limited to, the provisions of Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9 shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement. The headings contained herein are for the convenience of the parties only and shall not be used to interpret or construe any of the terms of this Agreement.
Third Party Beneficiaries; Assignment. This Agreement is solely between you, TRTA and its affiliates or subsidiaries shall be deemed to be third party beneficiaries of this Agreement solely to the extent necessary for them to enforce any protections afforded them by this Agreement. All rights and benefits of this Agreement from TRTA are intended solely for original licensee of the License for the Software. You may not assign, delegate or otherwise transfer this Agreement or any of your rights under this Agreement. TRTA will use reasonable efforts to notify you of an assignment of this Agreement.