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NOTICE: Terms were revised on May 26, 2015.  

Thank you for choosing SMART.  This Terms of Use ("Terms") document is a legal agreement between SMART Technologies ULC ("SMART", "we" or "our") and you (where "you" or "your" includes you and your organization that you are using our product on behalf of). 

You represent and warrant that you have the authority to accept these Terms and where applicable bind your organization and ensure it complies with these Terms. If you are a minor, your parent or guardian must agree to these Terms on your behalf.

Our software is licensed, not sold.  Unless applicable law gives you more rights you may only use our software as expressly permitted in this agreement.  You must comply with, and not attempt to circumvent, any law or technical limitation that allows you to activate or use our products in only certain ways.

SMART GRANTS YOU AND YOU ACCEPT A REVOCABLE, NON-EXCLUSIVE, NON-TRANSFERABLE AND NON-ASSIGNABLE LICENSE TO USE KAPP® SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING:

       REVOKING YOUR LICENSE.  This license is effective until revoked or terminated. You may terminate these Terms at any time by notifying us (see Section 17).  If you do not comply with the terms of this agreement, including the linked terms, we may immediately revoke your license and terminate this agreement.  Some of our software and services may be offered on a subscription basis. For subscriptions, unless the subscription is renewed your license to the subscription is automatically revoked and your software (the subscription portions) or service will stop working at the end of the subscription period without any additional notice to you.  SMART may, at any time, modify or discontinue (temporarily or permanently) distributing or updating our products.  Unless obligated by law or warranty, SMART is not required to provide any support or maintenance to you and we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any suspension or discontinuance of our products. 

       LANGUAGE.  Any translation we may do is for convenience and in the event of a conflict between the English and non-English versions the English version shall prevail and govern.

       GOVERNING LAW.  This Agreement will be exclusively governed, construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Alberta and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without regard to conflict of law principles.  All disputes arising out of, or relating to this Agreement shall be referred to and settled by final and binding arbitration in accordance with the International Rules of the American Arbitration Association (the “Rules”) by a single arbitrator agreed to by the parties.  If the parties are unable to select an arbitrator within a reasonable time after the dispute is referred to arbitration, the arbitrator shall be chosen in accordance with the Rules.  The arbitration shall take place in Calgary, Alberta and shall be conducted in the English language.  If a court strikes these arbitration provisions then you irrevocably agree that any dispute (including litigation) involving SMART must be brought in the courts in Calgary, Alberta.  In addition to other rights and remedies SMART is entitled to urgent court injunction or restraining order in the event of a breach, which relief may be sought in any jurisdiction in which the breach took place or in which it continues to occur.

       CLASS ACTION WAIVER.  To the extent permitted by law, any and all proceedings to resolve or litigate a dispute must be conducted solely on an individual basis.  Neither you nor SMART shall seek to have any dispute heard as a class action, jury trial, private attorney general action, or in any other proceeding in which either party acts, or proposes to act, in a representative capacity. 

       THIRD PARTY TERMS.  Portions of our software contain third party open source code.  The licenses for this code can be viewed here. 


Apple (including its subsidiaries) and Google (including its subsidiaries) as applicable, are third party beneficiaries of these Terms and they have the right to enforce these Terms against you.
  You are bound by the following Apple and Google terms and conditions: 

For the kapp® app available on Apple's iTunes store, you acknowledge that you have reviewed and accepted Apple's Terms and Conditions and Apple's Licensed Application End User License Agreement.

For the kapp® app available on the Google Play store, you acknowledge that you have reviewed and accepted Google Play Terms of Service.

Amazon) collection, use and disclosure of your information in compliance with their privacy policies.  While powered on your kapp® digital capture board may be connected to via Bluetooth® by anyone who knows its unique address or via the Internet if sent a session URL.  SMART is not responsible for any interception or viewing of your content.  Our kapp® apps require the use of your device’s built-in camera to launch a session and if you wish to save a snapshot it will save it to your camera roll.  We do not however, pull information from your camera roll or any other part of your device. Unless you contact us directly, agree to opt-ins or subscribe to a premium kapp® service (in-app purchase) we do not collect any personal information about you.  Minors must not provide personal information to us. Any personal information you provide to SMART will only be used for the express purpose of providing you with service or support, or in the case of opt-in marketing, information and offers of interest to you.  SMART reserves the right to disclose any information about you as deemed necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.  SMART does collect and use anonymous technical and usage data (see the section below). 

       COOKIES, TOKENS and APIs. 

Java web app

JSESSIONID

This cookie is generated by the Servlet container when a session is created and it is used for session management in J2EE web application for http protocol.

Java web app

SMART.kapp.

viewertoken

This is the authentication token used to uniquely identify a participant in a kapp session. It is used to ensure that only participants that have successfully joined a session can retrieve messages from the session.

Tokens last for either the duration of the session or as long as a participant remains connected to the session, whichever is shorter.

Google Analytics

_ga

This cookie is a unique client identifier (Client ID), which is a randomly generated number. Once the ID is generated it's stored in the cookie and is included with each hit / request sent to Google Analytics.  This ID is later used by the Google Analytics servers to calculate user, session, and campaign data.

By default it is set to expire after 2 years.

Google Analytics

_gat

The _gat global object is used to create and retrieve tracker objects, from which all other methods are invoked. Tracker objects are used to track your pages.

It expires after 10 minutes.

HockeyApp

API

HockeyApp (owned my Microsoft) is a service for capturing any feedback you intentionally send us along with basic information about the device (model, OS, app version).  This may also include information about the kapp® board serial number, firmware version and if subscription features are being used (once again this information is only available if you expressly send it through a feedback comment).  We also use HockeyApp to track app crashes.  All this data is stored on HockeyApp's infrastructure according to their terms: http://hockeyapp.net

       LIMITED WARRANTY.  In the event of any failure of our kapp® software or service to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple or Google (as applicable), and they may refund the purchase price of the app to you in accordance with their refund policies and that, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple or Google (as applicable) will have no other obligation whatsoever with respect to our app, and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty.  Our software is provided “as-is” and its use is at your own risk.  To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, SMART and its suppliers, third party providers, licensors, distributors and resellers disclaim all warranties and conditions, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, quiet enjoyment and noninfringement with regard to the software and SMART products and any component thereof, and the provision of or failure to provide support services. SMART does not warrant that the operation of our products is, or will be, interruption free, defect free or will meet your needs.  

       NO LIABILITY.  To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall SMART or its suppliers, third party providers, licensors, resellers or distributors be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, exemplary, consequential or punitive damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for any injury to any person or property, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of business information, loss of privacy, damages for procurement of substitute goods or services, damages for loss of use, loss of data, damages for failure to meet any duty including the duties of good faith or of reasonable care, for negligence or any other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use the software or any component thereof or the provision of or failure to provide support services, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if SMART or its suppliers, third party providers, licensors, resellers or distributors have been advised of the possibility of such damages.  IN ANY CASE, SMART'S ENTIRE LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE. 

   FEEDBACK.  We do not claim any intellectual property rights over material you create using kapp®. We do appreciate your direct suggestions but please be aware that any comments, feedback or ideas you share with us while not under a non-disclosure agreement shall be treated as non-confidential and you will, and do hereby, assign us all right, title and interest to them.  This means we are free to use them for any purpose, without compensation, acknowledgment or other obligation of any kind to you. 

   EXPORT RESTRICTIONS:  You agree that you shall comply with all domestic and international export laws and regulations that apply to the software.  In particular, you agree that you shall not export or re-export the software (including components) or any process or service that is the direct product of the software to any country, person or entity subject to Canadian, American or your own country’s export restrictions. Our software is a “Commercial Item”, as that term is defined at 48 CFR 2.101, consisting of “Commercial Computer Software” and “Commercial Computer Software Documentation”, as such terms are used in 48 CFR 12.212 or 48 CFR 227.7202, as applicable.  Consistent with 48 CFR 12.212 or 48 CFR 227.7202-4, as applicable, the Commercial Computer Software and Commercial Computer Software Documentation are being licensed to US Government end users (a) only as Commercial Items, and (b) with only those rights as are granted to all other end users pursuant to the terms and conditions of this agreement. 

   INVALIDITY OF PROVISIONS.  If any provision of this agreement is invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such provision shall be severed from this agreement or the applicable linked terms, and the validity, legality or enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired.  The failure by a party to exercise any right shall not operate as a waiver of such party's right to exercise such right or any other right in the future.

   ASSIGNMENT. You may not assign this agreement or your license without our prior written consent, which may not be granted.  SMART on the other hand, may assign this agreement without your consent.  Subject to the foregoing, this agreement shall be binding upon and enure to the benefit of the parties to it and their respective legal representatives, successors and permitted assigns. 

   ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This agreement, together with the linked terms, constitutes the entire understanding of the parties and supersedes all prior end user license agreements, representations, negotiations, tender documents and proposals between the parties with respect to the subject matter of this agreement. 

   CONTACTING YOU.  We (including our software), or an authorized representative of SMART, may contact you about this agreement or operational messages by: a) sending an email or regular mail to the addresses we have on file for you; b) providing notification, system messages or updates via the software; or c) posting a message where you found these legal terms. You understand and agree that if you use our product after the date on which we provide notice to you that the terms of this agreement or the linked terms have changed, you will be agreeing to and accepting the updated terms. Unless other terms accompany them, these terms also apply to kapp® related updates, patches and related Internet or mobile based applications. 

   SURVIVAL. The obligations set forth in the preamble and Sections 2 to 6 and 8 to 16 inclusive shall survive termination of this agreement.

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SMART Technologies ULC

Attention: Legal Department

3636 Research Road N.W.

CALGARY, AB CANADA T2L 1Y1

+1.403.245.0333

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