License and Usage Agreement
This agreement applies to the use of the Image Competition Manager program and
Visual Pursuits websites,
which are owned and operated by Software Pursuits, Inc.
Product Use is Acceptance of this Agreement
Software Pursuits, Inc. (SPI), a California corporation, is willing to license
its software and services to you only on the condition that you accept all of the terms
contained in this license agreement. By installing, copying, or using the
software or services provided or distributed by SPI you accept and agree to be
bound by the terms of this license agreement. If you do not agree to these terms,
you must promptly discontinue all use of the software and services and remove
any software covered by this agreement from your computers.
Ownership and License
This is a license agreement and NOT an agreement for sale. SPI continues to
own the software, documentation, and other content provided under this
agreement. Your rights to use the Software and Services are specified in this
agreement, and we retain all rights not expressly granted to you in this agreement.
Nothing in this agreement constitutes a waiver of our rights under U.S.
or International copyright, patent, or other intellectual property laws or any
other federal or state laws.
The term of the license granted by this agreement is specified when your purchase is made.
Your specific purchase will specify a limited period of time (subscription) when your
license is valid. Non-payment for a subscription renewal will terminate this agreement.
Free subscription accounts terminate automatically after 90 days without a user login.
You are granted the following rights to the Software.
The Software is "installed" on a computer when it is placed on a computer's
hard disk, CD-ROM, or other secondary storage device. The Software is "in use"
on a computer when it is executed or loaded into the computer's RAM or other
primary memory. Web pages are "in use" if displayed on your computer while logged into
the website. Unless otherwise specified in a written notice from SPI, your subscription
entitles you to the specific uses below.
Right to Use
You may install and use the Image Competition Manager program on any computer
used in connection with a valid, active subscription to our website service
or during a trial period. There is no limit on the number of computers that may
use the program.
You may use and modify the website constructed specifically for you as part
of our website services. Portions of your website are made available to
the public while other portions are reserved for your members.
Right to Copy
You may copy the Software for backup and archival purposes, provided that
each copy is kept in your possession or control.
You may not, without written permission from SPI:
Use, copy, modify, merge, or transfer copies of the Software except as
expressly authorized in this agreement;
Use any back-up or archival copies of the Software (or allow someone else
to use such copies) for any purpose other than to replace an original copy if it
is destroyed or becomes defective;
Disassemble, decompile or "unlock," reverse translate, or in any manner
decode the Software for any reason;
Sublicense, lease, or rent the Software.
Use the software or website services for any illegal purpose.
Use the website services in a manner that is disruptive to others.
Create accounts for non-persons. Each person using a login account must use
their real name. Duplicate accounts must not be created or used.
Your Information, Files, and Images
You may submit images and other information to a Visual Pursuits website.
SPI will make reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to your information,
files, and information. Whenever possible SPI gives you control over who can
access your data.
You must be the owner of all information, files, and images submitted to a
Visual Pursuits website. You will retain any copyrights associated with this
information and you may remove your information at any time.
for how we use and protect your information.
You agree to abide by the following rules for usage of our software and services:
You must always use your true name on your account. You must not create
any "generic" accounts.
You must never provide your password to any person under any circumstance.
Administrators never need your password.
You must not create multiple accounts for yourself. With a single account
you may participate in using multiple websites.
You must not post pornographic or offensive material. Artistic intent
must be obvious. Images that are suitable only for adults must be marked
so their display can be restricted.
You must not use the products and services for any illegal or unethical purpose.
You understand that by using the Services you may be exposed to content
that you may find offensive, indecent or objectionable and that, in this respect,
you use the Services at your own risk.
We reserve the right to remove any objectionable or offensive material at our sole
You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that SPI has no responsibility
to you or to any third party for) any content that you create, transmit or
display while using the Services and for the consequences of your actions
(including any loss or damage which SPI may suffer) by doing so.
Unless you have been expressly authorized to do so in writing by SPI,
you agree that in using the Services, you will not use any trade mark,
service mark, trade name, logo of any company or organization in a way
that is likely or intended to cause confusion about the owner or authorized
user of such marks, names or logos.
We warrant that during your active subscription period the Software will
perform substantially in accordance with the user documentation accompanying the
Our entire liability and your sole and exclusive remedy for breach of the
foregoing warranty shall be, at our option, to either (1) return the price you paid,
or (2) repair or replace the Software that does not meet the foregoing limited warranty.
This limited warranty is void if failure of the Software is caused by accident,
abuse, or violation of this license agreement.
Any replacement Software will be warranted as above.
WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SOFTWARE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT ITS
OPERATION WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW,
WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS WARRANTIES NOT STATED HERE AND ALL IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IF THIS SOFTWARE QUALIFIES AS A "CONSUMER PRODUCT"
UNDER THE MAGNUSON-MOSS WARRANTY ACT, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED
TO THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE YOU ACQUIRED THE SOFTWARE FROM US OR FROM
OUR AUTHORIZED DEALER, AND THEREAFTER ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.
Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above
exclusion may not apply to you. This limited warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may have other legal rights, which vary from state to state.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE
RISK AND THAT THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND “AS AVAILABLE.”
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES
IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE
FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT
RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
Limitation of Liability
OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY LOSSES SHALL BE LIMITED TO DIRECT DAMAGES AND
SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU ORIGINALLY PAID FOR THE SOFTWARE IN THE
PRECEEDING TWELVE MONTHS. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY
INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF
PROFITS), EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
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.
United States Government Restricted Rights
This section applies to all acquisitions of the Software by or for the
federal government. By accepting delivery of the Software or by using
the Software or services, the government hereby agrees that the
Software qualifies as "commercial" computer software as that
term is used in the acquisition regulations applicable to this procurement
and that the government's use and disclosure of the Software is controlled
by the terms and conditions of this agreement to the maximum extent possible.
This agreement supersedes any contrary terms or conditions in any statement
of work, contract, or other document that are not required by statute or regulation.
If any provision of this agreement is unacceptable to the government,
SPI may be contacted as indicated below. If any provision of this agreement
violates applicable federal law or does not meet the government’s actual,
minimum needs, the government agrees to return the unused Software
for a full refund.
The following statement applies only to procurements governed by DFARS Part
227.4 (OCT 1988): The enclosed Software is provided with Restricted Rights --
Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S. Government or any of its agencies or
instrumentalities is subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph
(c)(1)(ii) [or (i)] of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause
at DFARS 252.227-7013 (OCT 1988). Contractor Manufacturer is identified below.
You acknowledge that the Software is subject to the export control laws and
regulations of the United States and any amendments thereof.
You agree that you will not directly or indirectly transfer the Software except
in compliance with all applicable U.S. export laws and regulations.
SPI will publish fee schedules from time to time that apply to the software
and services provided under this agreement. These fees may include a prepaid
fee, which must be paid in advance of a subscription period.
Some portions of the services may involve variable charges. These charges will
be assessed as usage occurs and invoices will be generated when charges exceed
available credits. Balances must be paid with 30 days of being invoiced.
This agreement is effective until terminated. You may terminate this agreement
at any time by destroying all copies of the Software in your possession.
This agreement and your right to use this Software and Website Services automatically
terminate if you fail to comply with any material provision of this agreement.
Upon termination, you must stop all use of the Software and must destroy any
non-archive copies that remain in your possession.
SPI may terminate your subscription if you fail to pay any fees assessed by SPI
to your account.
Subscription fees must be paid in advance of the period covered.
Any waiver of a subscription limit or fee does not imply these limits or
fees will be waived in the future.
This agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws
of California. This is the entire agreement between us relating to the software,
and supersedes any prior purchase order, communications, advertising, or
representations concerning the contents of this package.
No change or modification of this agreement will be valid unless it is in writing,
and is signed by SPI.
SPI reserves the right to revise this agreement at any time by posting an
updated version on its website and notifying subscribers.
If you acquired this Software in Canada, you agree to the following:
The parties hereto have expressly required that the present agreement
be drawn up in the English language.
Les parties aux présentes
ont expressément exige que la présente convention et ses Annexes
soient rédigées en langue Anglaise.
Contacting Software Pursuits
All inquiries can be submitted via the Support Request page accessed
via the Help menu.
Sales inquires may also be sent to Sales@SoftwarePursuits.com.
Send support requests to Support@SoftwarePursuits.com.
If you have an urgent issue you may
leave a message at +1-650-227-1250.
Software Pursuits, Inc., 1900 S Norfolk St, Ste 330, San Mateo, CA 94403.
Upgrade and Support Plan
Software Pursuits, Inc. (SPI) is committed to providing our customers with quality
products and expert support. A Upgrade and Support Plan is included in your paid,
standard subscription for the use of the Image Competition Manager and our
Website Services during your active paid subscription period.
The services provided to under this Upgrade and Support Plan include:
Version Upgrades – receive new versions of the product for no additional charge.
Product updates – receive all bug fixes available for the software
products purchased at no additional charge.
Technical support -- assistance with setup and configuration of
your software, response to questions about use and operation of the software and
assistance in identifying and resolving problems with the use or operation of the software.
This support is only provided via e-mail. Charges may apply for telephone support.
Support will be provided within two business days whenever possible.
The Upgrade and Support Plan Services consist of resolving problems you might have in using a
software product and supplying you with new releases of the software.
SPI will make its best effort to identify and resolve all questions and problems encountered
by customers using its software products. SPI will maintain the software in a prompt
and professional manner when problems are documented and submitted in a format prescribed by SPI.
Problems must be reproducible in the unaltered portion of a supported release of the software.
Problems may be resolved by issuing a) defect correction information, b) a restriction,
c) a bypass or d) a new release of the Software.
As part of its Upgrade and Support Plan Services, SPI may issue new releases of the
Software Product with fixes and enhancements. There will be no additional charge for
enhancements that are generally made available to SPI’s customers without charge.
SPI is not required to provide fixes for releases that have been superseded by a later release.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you recognize that SPI is not required to supply any
consulting or “debugging” services unless a Software Product proves faulty.
SPI agrees to assist you in determining the nature of an information processing problem,
and will inform you in advance if such assistance is billable by SPI.
While SPI will make all reasonable attempts to fix any defects in its products,
SPI cannot guarantee service results or warrant that all errors or Software defects
will be corrected.