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CMRR Spectroscopy Package

The Spectroscopy Package license allows the licensee to use these spectroscopic and shimming sequences: LASER (semi-LASER, MEGA-semi-LASER), PRESS (MEGA-PRESS), STEAM, FAST(EST) MAP for the purpose of non-profit research. The sequence code is transferred as compiled code which means that the recipients cannot make any modifications to it.

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Please read the terms and conditions of this license agreement ("Agreement") carefully. By clicking "Accept" on the "Review and Accept Agreement" page during the licensing process, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions on behalf of the Licensee identified below, and you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so.


Center for Magnetic Resonance Research Spectroscopy Package


Note: the Licensee must obtain an authorization code from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Magnetic Resonance Research.

Authorization Code: CUSTOM FIELD - AUTHCODE


License Fee is $AGREEMENT - UNIT PRICE ($) USD.


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Definitions - For purposes of this agreement, the following terms have the following meanings.

"Accompanying Documentation" means the following: All documentation included with the Software.

"Effective Date" means the date when the Licensee clicks the button indicating agreement with all the terms and conditions of the license and has successfully completed payment in the checkout process. The Effective Date is GENERAL - EFFECTIVE DATE.

“Permitted Copies” means Licensee may make one (1) copy of the Software for backup purposes only, and may make a limited number of other copies but only to the extent necessary to support the Licensee’s authorized use of the Software.

"Purpose" means the use of the Software by Licensee solely in accordance with Licensee's Master Research Agreement (MRA) or IDEA License with Siemens.

"Software" means these spectroscopic and shimming sequences: LASER (semi-LASER, MEGA-semi-LASER), PRESS (MEGA-PRESS), STEAM, FAST(EST) MAP.  The sequence code is transferred as compiled code and the licensee cannot make any modifications to it.

"Term" the Term of this Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and shall expire when Licensee ceases using the software.


Grant of License - Software - Subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement, University hereby grants to Licensee and Licensee accepts a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferrable, non-sub-licensable, revocable, world-wide license to use the Software for the Purpose. Licensee is granted no other license to or rights in the Software other than as expressly stated in this Agreement. University retains all rights in the Software not granted to the Licensee. University retains ownership of the copyright to the Software.


Publications - Licensee may publish and present the results of Licensee’s use of the Software in peer-reviewed journals. All manuscripts, abstracts and presentations must acknowledge the receipt of the Software from the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota in the acknowledgments section.

Specifically, if results obtained using the pulse sequences in this package are published or presented, the researchers who developed the sequences should be acknowledged using the following language:

“The MRS package was developed by ____________ (Gülin Öz and Dinesh Deelchand for the semi-LASER sequence described in the Öz & Tkáč, MRM 2011 paper; Edward J. Auerbach and Małgorzata Marjańska for all other sequences) and provided by the University of Minnesota under a C2P agreement.”

In addition, the references associated with each component of the package need to be cited, as indicated at the following webpage: https://www.cmrr.umn.edu/spectro/.

Co-authorship (depending on involvement in the project) for development of the software for Gulin Oz and Dinesh Deelchand (when using semi-LASER MRM 2011 sequence), and Malgorzata Marjanska and Edward Auerbach (for all other sequences), is to be discussed at the time of manuscript preparation.


Rights of the U.S. Government and Third Parties - No provision of this Agreement limits, conditions or otherwise affects the United States of America's or any other third party’s rights and interests in the Software.


Reservation of Rights - Title to and ownership of the Software shall at all times remain with the University and Licensee shall not have any title or ownership interest therein. All rights not expressly granted to Licensee under the Agreement are reserved by University.


University’s Names and Trademarks - No provision of the Agreement grants the Licensee any right or license to use the name, logo, or any marks owned by or associated with the University or the names, or identities of any member of the faculty, staff, or student body of the University except as may be otherwise provided in this Agreement.


Protection of Proprietary Rights - Licensee shall take all steps reasonable to protect University’s ownership rights in the Software. Licensee shall not:


Audit - except to the extent prohibited by law, the University may audit Licensee’s usage and records directly relating to the Software to ensure that Licensee is using the Software in compliance with the Agreement. Such audit shall be upon fifteen (15) working days advance written notice of such audit, which shall be conducted during normal business hours.


Termination - If the Licensee breaches or fails to perform one or more of its obligations under the Agreement, the University may deliver a written notice of default to the Licensee. Without further action by a party, the Agreement shall terminate if the default has not been cured in full within thirty (30) days. The Licensee shall notify the University, in writing, at least thirty (30) days prior to the commencement of any such action or the instigation of any such proceeding. Upon termination or expiration, all rights granted to Licensee under this Agreement, with respect to the Software, terminate; and upon request Licensee shall return (or destroy and certify destruction) any copies of the Software, however Licensee shall be permitted to keep copies of the Software to ensure compliance with this Agreement and for its own internal data management purposes.


Updates, Upgrades or Support from University - Licensee acknowledges and agrees that University is not obligated to provide any updates, upgrades, new versions, or support to the Licensee. Any updates, upgrades, or new versions of the Software which University makes available to Licensee are subject to the provisions of this Agreement. University reserves the right to charge additional license fees for updates, upgrades, new versions, or support if the University decides to make such updates, upgrades, new versions, or support available to Licensee.


Delivery of Software - University shall be responsible for delivering the Software (or, as applicable, a confirmation code to access the Software on-line) to Licensee upon execution of this Agreement. The University makes no warranties regarding delivery time to deliver to the licensee.


DISCLAIMER - THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS." UNIVERSITY MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS RELATING TO THE SOFTWARE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, AND EXPRESSLY EXCLUDES THE WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR MERCHANTABILITY. UNIVERSITY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL SATISFY LICENSEE’S REQUIREMENTS.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY - UNIVERSITY IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, INCURRED BY THE LICENSEE OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF THE UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL THE UNIVERSITY’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED THE LICENSE FEE PAID TO THE UNIVERSITY UNDER THE AGREEMENT. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS LICENSE HAVE BEEN BREACHED OR HAVE PROVEN INEFFECTIVE. THE EXISTENCE OF MORE THAN ONE CLAIM WILL NOT ENLARGE OR EXTEND THESE LIMITS. LICENSEE ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT THE FOREGOING LIABILITY LIMITATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF THIS LICENSE AND THAT IN THE ABSENCE OF SUCH LIMITATIONS, THE MATERIAL AND ECONOMIC TERMS OF THIS LICENSE WOULD BE SUBSTANTIALLY DIFFERENT.


Export and Regulatory Restrictions – The Licensee shall comply with all then-current applicable export laws and any regulations (e.g. federal, state, local, or provincial) regarding the use of the Software in the relevant territory.


Right to Injunctive Relief - Licensee acknowledges and agrees that monetary damages are not sufficient to compensate University in the event of Licensee’s material breach or violation of this Agreement, and that University may be irreparably harmed by such breach or violation, and that University will have the right to seek other remedies available to it in law and equity to remedy such breach or violation, including injunctive and equitable relief.


Governing Law and Forum ­ - RESERVED


Entire Agreement - This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings of the parties on such subject matter. This Agreement may be amended, only in writing, and duly executed by all the parties.


Assignment and Sublicense - Licensee shall not assign or sublicense its interest or delegate its duties under the Agreement without the written consent of the University. Any assignment, sublicense, or delegation attempted to be made in violation of this section is void. Absent the written consent of the University, an assignment, sublicense or delegation will not release the assigning or delegating party from its obligations.


Compliance With Laws - Licensee represents and warrants that its use of the Software will comply with all applicable laws and regulations.


Survival - The following provisions (to the extent they appear in this Agreement) survive termination of the Agreement: "Definitions, University Intellectual Property Rights, Protection of Proprietary Rights, Payment Terms, Termination, Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification, Export Control, Right to Injunctive Relief and Attorney's Fees, Governing Law, and any other provision, which by its nature is intended to survive.


Relationship of the Parties - In entering into, and performing their duties under the Agreement, the parties are acting as independent contractors and independent employers. No provision of the Agreement creates or is to be construed as creating a partnership, joint venture, or agency relationship between the parties. No party has the authority to act for or bind the other party in any respect.


Severability - If a court of competent jurisdiction adjudges a provision of the Agreement to be unenforceable, invalid, or void, such determination is not to be construed as impairing the enforceability of any of the remaining provisions hereof and such provisions will remain in full force and effect.


Notice - In order to be effective, all notices, requests, and other communications that a party is required or elects to deliver must be in writing and must be delivered personally, or by facsimile or electronic mail (provided such delivery is confirmed), or by a recognized overnight courier service or by United States mail, first-class, certified or registered, postage prepaid, return receipt requested, to the other party at its address set forth below or to such other address as such party may designate by notice given under this section:

If to University:

Office for Technology Commercialization, University of Minnesota
Attn: Contracts Manager
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak St. SE, Suite 226
Minneapolis, MN  55455
OTCAgree@umn.edu

If notice alleges breach of the Agreement, a copy must be sent to:

Office of the General Counsel, University of Minnesota
Attention: Director of Transactional Law Services.
200 Oak Street, SE
Minneapolis, MN, 55455

Contracts@mail.ogc.umn.edu

If to Licensee: As set forth above in the "Licensee" section.


Accept Terms - Clicking "Accept" on the "Review and Accept Agreement" page during the licensing process indicates that you agree with the terms and conditions of this license agreement, and agree to receive required notices from the University of Minnesota electronically.

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