END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

READ THIS END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (“EULA”) CAREFULLY, BECAUSE BY INSTALLING, COPYING, USING OR DISTRIBUTING THE SOFTWARE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THIS EULA, DO NOT INSTALL, COPY, USE OR DISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE.

GENERAL:

This EULA governs the use of the Software made available by or on behalf of Softref Software, Inc (“Softref”, “we”, “us” or “our”). For purposes of this EULA, “Software” means such application software, together with all components thereof and all updates, patches, fixes, modifications and enhancements thereto, including releases of new versions, whether provided to you via download, automatically without additional consent or action on your part or otherwise, and any and all accompanying documentation, files and materials.

LICENSE GRANT:

Subject to your agreement and compliance with the terms and conditions of this EULA, Softref grants to you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable and revocable license (without the right to sublicense) to install, use, access, display and run one copy of the Software on the hard disk or other fixed storage medium of up to three (3) digital processors, computers, or workstations (collectively, “Devices”) which you own or are under your control solely for your personal or internal business use. For the avoidance of doubt, the foregoing license may not be shared or used concurrently on multiple Devices without the purchase of additional licenses from Softref for each such Device accessing, displaying, running, and/or using the Software.

For purposes of the foregoing license grant, except for Software designated “free” or “freeware” by Softref (i.e., Software that does not require the payment of any license fee at any time), the continued use of the Software pursuant to Section 2 above after the expiration of the applicable “trial period” designated by Softref without the payment of the applicable license fee is outside the scope of the foregoing license and a violation of this EULA and United States (“U.S.”) and international copyright laws.

RESTRICTIONS:

The foregoing rights in and to the Software are the only rights granted to you in connection with this EULA, and any and all rights not expressly granted to you by the license described Section 2 above are expressly and fully reserved by us and/or our licensors. Your license and right to access and use the Software is limited to Devices owned or controlled by you. Except as specifically provided in this EULA or for backup or archival purposes specifically permitted by law, you may not use or make any other copies of the Software. You are not permitted to distribute, transmit, sublicense, permitted to tamper with or attempt to bypass, modify, defeat or otherwise circumvent the operation of the Software or alter, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover or disclose the Software source code or underlying programming or architecture.

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS:

Softref owns all right, title and interest in and to the Software including, without limitation, all intellectual and proprietary rights appurtenant thereto, and, except for the limited license granted to you herein, nothing in this EULA shall be construed to transfer, convey, impair or otherwise adversely affect Softref’s ownership or proprietary rights therein or any other Softref information or materials, tangible or intangible, in any form and in any medium.

CHANGE IN POLICIES:

Softref Software reserve the right to change these policies at any time. While it is not our intention to do so, there may be factors outside of our control that require us to implement changes to our policies.

INSTALLATION POLICY:

With all purchases, you are authorized to install the software on up to 3 computers that you directly own and operate. This allows you to install this software on your home computer, office and laptop. Pretty nice right? :) We also offer multiple license discounts if you find you require more copies.

REFUND POLICY:

We have a no refund policy on all of our software applications and bundles. We do this because we offer free, fully functional trial versions for all of our software this way you can download and try before you buy. These trial versions allow you to test the software risk-free before you decide to make a purchase. One of the perks when you purchase anything from Softref is that we provide an immediate electronic download of the software program through the Customer Care Center. Because there is no way to guarantee that our software was actually removed from a system after it is installed, this allows us to help fight fraudulent activity.

UPGRADE POLICY:

In over 15 years of making amazing Web Design and other software products, Softref has in general, delivered improved versions of the software free of charge. We will continue to do so, especially when a new version mainly consists of minor improvements and fixes. However, from time to time there will be new versions that require rewrites of the application or parts of the application. This process requires significant research, design, development and testing time. In those situations and on a case by case basis, Softref reserves the right to require a fee for upgrading to the new and improved version of the software. Given the resources it would take, we would hate to withhold implementing these improvements purely based on financial decisions; charging a nominal fee for updates is the only way to accomplish this. If you don’t feel new functionality is worth the upgrade you can always stay with your current version. If you feel you always want to use the latest and greatest and want to have access to exclusive Responsive Web Design Apps, you should join The Responsive Program (coming soon). Either way, the choice is entirely yours!

We highly recommend subscribing to our newsletter to be informed about both minor and major updates to your applications. Also this is usually the best way to get a ‘good deal’ on both new software and new functionality releases.

CROSS PLATFORM LICENSE POLICY:

We offer many different programs for both Windows and OS X. Your license is only good for the operating system you purchased it for. So if you purchased the Windows version for example, but now you would like the OS X version, that will require a separate license. Unless you are a Responsive Program Member. In that case you will be able to use your software on up to 3 different computers, independent of the operating system they use.

DISCONTINUED PURCHASE POLICY:

As technology on the internet evolves there are times we may need to discontinue a program, theme, graphic etc. When that happens, these are removed from our website and will no longer be accessible through the Customer Care Center. We suggest you always keep local backups of all purchases so that you have them available to you. You may also purchase one of our USB drives loaded with all of your purchased software so you can ensure you have a backup copy if needed.

FONT CONVERSION DISCLAIMER:

Please be aware that certain font vendors do not allow the conversion of their font software programs into other formats. Therefore, please review the End-User License Agreement for any font software you wish to convert to confirm that you have the right to do so.

DATA COLLECTION AND USE:

You hereby agree that Softref, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective successors and assigns, may collect and use certain technical information associated with your use of the Software, including, without limitation, any information provided in connection with any support or technical services for the Software.

TERMINATION:

We have the right to terminate this license and your right to use the Software at any time for any reason, including in the event we reasonably believe you have failed to comply with any term or condition of this EULA. If this license or your right to use the Software terminates for any reason or you must stop all use of the Software and either return to us or destroy the Software and all copies of the Software that are in your possession or under your control. We may ask you to certify your compliance with the foregoing in writing, and you agree to do so if we request you to do so.

All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY:

There are no representations or warranties that apply or that are made to you in any way in connection with the software or this Eula. to the maximum extent permitted by law, we disclaim all representations and warranties with respect to the software and your access to and use thereof, whether express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any warranties of title, non-infringement and/or arising from a course of dealing or usage of trade. without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the software is made available to you on an “as is” and “as available” basis and Softref does not guarantee, warrant or represent that the software shall meet your requirements or that your use, operation or results of use of the software shall be uninterrupted, complete, reliable, accurate, current, error-free, free of computer viruses or otherwise secure. you assume the entire risk of downloading, installing, copying, operating, using and/or distributing the software.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:

you understand, acknowledge and agree that to the fullest extent permissible by law, neither Softref nor its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, their respective successors and assigns, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives, advertisers, business and promotional partners, operational service providers, suppliers, resellers and contractors shall, under any circumstances, be responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage, of any kind, direct or indirect, including, without limitation, any and all compensatory, consequential, incidental, direct, indirect, special, exemplary or punitive damages, in connection with or arising from any use of the software or otherwise in connection with this eula.

you further acknowledge and agree your sole right and exclusive remedy for any loss or damage associated with the software or this eula, even if you claim that such remedy fails of its essential purpose, shall be to have Softref, upon written notice from you, attempt to repair, correct or replace the software. if repair, correction or replacement is not reasonably commercially practicable in the sole and absolute discretion of Softref, either you or Softref shall have the right to terminate and discontinue your use of the software.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or certain limitations on damages and remedies. accordingly, some of the exclusions and limitations described in this eula may not apply to you.

INDEMNIFICATION:

You agree to defend Softref, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and/or their respective successors and assigns, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives, advertisers, business and promotional partners, operational service providers, suppliers, resellers and contractors (the “Softref indemnified parties”) against any and all claims, demands and/or actions and indemnify and hold the Softref indemnified parties harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), resulting from any breach or violation of this eula, infringement, misappropriation or any violation of the rights of any other party, violation or noncompliance with any law or regulation, the breach or violation of any term or condition of your agreement with us, any use, alteration or export of the software or otherwise in connection with this eula. we reserve the right to assume, at our expense, the exclusive defense and control of any claims or actions and all negotiations for settlement or compromise, and you agree to fully cooperate with us upon our request.

EXPORT RESTRICTIONS:

Softref may be subject to certain export restrictions of the United States Government. If you are (a) in a country to which export from the United States is restricted for anti-terrorism reasons, or a national of any such country, wherever located, (b) in a country to which the United States has embargoed or restricted the export of goods or services, or a national of any such country, wherever located, or (c) a person or entity who has been prohibited from participating in United States export transactions by any agency of the United States Government, then you may not install, download, access, use, or license our Software. By accepting this License, you warrant and represent to Softref that (1) you do not match the criteria set forth in (a), (b), or (c) above, (2) that you will not export or reexport the Software to any country, person, or entity subject to U.S. export restrictions, including those persons and entities that match the criteria set forth in (a), (b), or (c) above, and (3) that neither the United States Bureau of Industry and Security, nor any other U.S. federal agency, has suspended, revoked, or denied your export privileges.

U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS:

The Software licensed hereunder is provided with ‘RESTRICTED RIGHTS’ applicable to private and public licenses alike. Without limiting the foregoing, any use, duplication, modification, reproduction, operation, performance, release or disclosure thereof by the U.S. Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in this EULA and as provided in DFARS 227.7202-1(a) and 227.7202-3(a) (1995), DFARS 252.227-7013 (c)(1)(ii)(OCT 1988), FAR 12.212(a)(1995), FAR 52.227-19, or FAR 52.227-14, as applicable. Manufacturer: Softref, 4191 Naco Perrin Boulevard San Antonio, Texas 78217.

GOVERNING LAW AND INTERPRETATION:

This EULA and all disputes, claims, actions, suits or other proceedings arising hereunder shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive law of the State of New York applicable to contracts wholly made and to be performed within the State of New York. You agree to irrevocably submit to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New York State and the Federal courts of the Southern District of New York, situated in the City, County and State of New York. You further irrevocably consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction by such courts and waive any right to plead, claim or allege that New York is an inconvenient forum. No amendment, modification, waiver or discharge of any provision of this EULA shall be valid unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Softref. No failure or delay by Softref to exercise any right or enforce any obligation shall impair or be construed as a waiver or on-going waiver of that or any or other right or power, unless made in writing and signed by Softref. If any provision of this EULA is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this EULA shall be unimpaired and remain in full force and effect.

You acknowledge that you have read the entire agreement, understand it, acknowledge you are bound by it and agree to fully comply with all of its terms and conditions.

Cookie Policy

Introduction

This "Cookie Policy" applies to all visitors of Softrefs http://www.Softref.com and subdomains), an Internet web site owned and operated by Softref, hereinafter referred to as the “Website”.

The information presented herein is meant to advise visitors and registered users of Softrefs on the usage of “cookies” by Softref in regard to this “Website” and the services offered within.

Definition

“Cookie” is a term used to refer to cookie modules and similar technologies through which information can be collected and stored.

An “Internet Cookie” (also known as “browser cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small text file that contains alphanumerical data and is stored in the memory of computers, smartphones and other Internet-enabled devices. A cookie has two components: the name and the content.

Cookies are installed (set) through instructions sent by a web server to a web browser (the application used to access a web site, such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) or by using a client-side scripting language (such as Javascript). Cookies are “passive” by nature, meaning they cannot contain software applications, cannot contain malware and cannot themselves access information from the device they are stored on.

By design, cookies can only be accessed by the same web site that installed them, whenever the user returns to that web site.

Cookie usage purposes

Cookies are used to improve the user experience of the Website, adapt some features to the preferences of each user, and ensure a smooth operation of the Website services. Specifically:

  • Registering a user account
  • Saving user preferences
  • Anonymous web traffic statistics to the Website (this allows us to see how we are doing and which areas of the Website can be improved)
  • Delivery of online advertisements (since all Website services are free, this is how we are able to stay in business)

Cookie lifetime

Cookie lifetime can vary depending on their purpose. Based on lifetime, cookies fall in one of two categories:

  • Session cookies: stored temporary, deleted automatically when the web browser is closed
  • Persistent cookies: stored on the user’s device until a specific time (which can be minutes, days, or years in the future) or until deleted manually through web browser settings or specialized computer software

Types of cookies used on the Website

  • Strictly necessary cookies: used to enable core web site functionality and store user preferences
  • Performance cookies: used to facilitate usage statistics, including web traffic statistics
  • Authentication cookies: used to allow registration of accounts as well as authentication (log in) to those accounts
  • Advertising cookies:used to allow statistics on the performance of advertisemens as well as target advertisements based on user interests

First-party cookies list

  • __SP33K: used for user session handling (both visitors and authenticated users)
  • cooknotif2018: used to save acceptance of the privacy and cookie policies
  • sp6_news_viewtype: view type for News section homepage (list or grid)
  • nobubbleplz: permanently closing "related news" floating "bubble"

Third-party cookies

  • _ga: Google Analytics, used to count sessions and unique users in web traffic statistics - details
  • _gid: Google Analytics, used to count sessions and unique users in web traffic statistics
  • _gat: Google Analytics, used to throttle requests to the statistics
  • __gads/__gac: Google Adsense rate-limiting & performance - details

Cookie management information

Disabling cookies makes the Website harder to use. Some features will be degraded while others will not work at all. For example, it is impossible to register or log in without cookies. This way, using the download basket or the watchlist features is no longer possible.

Nevertheless, users can configure their web browser to reject (or accept) cookies sent by specific sites. All modern browsers offer this functionality, which can be accessed through the “options” or “preferences” menu.

Disabling cookies will not stop advertisements from being show, but it might make them less relevant to users’ interests.

This document was last modified on March 14, 2019, and is effective immediately.

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