SVOX End User License
You may install the SVOX Corporate SAPI Voices on a single user PC or a
client PC in a network. In a network as well as on terminal servers a
license for each client is required. Installation on a file server
including web servers is inherently not permitted. The only exception is
a copy of the complete Software package on a network drive for the
purpose of automatic distribution ("unattended setup") through
an internal network.
In case of a multi user license this agreement is valid for each copy of
For some third party materials included in the Software other terms and
conditions may be valid. For information related to third party products
see the about box in RTFC.
If you do not have a valid license key for RTFC, you can use the program
as a 30 day demo version. Thereby we give you the opportunity to try the
program before you buy. You may definitely not use the demo version for
any productive or commercial purposes. If you do not decide to buy the
Software after expiration of the demo period, you are obliged to
immediately uninstall the Software from your computer systems.
For the RTFC Speech Engine, the RTFC Daisy Generator, the RTFC Personal
Edition and the RTFC Professional Edition only voices for private
purposes are available. The publication of talking books which have been
generated with the voices is prohibited.
With the RTFC Studio Edition you may publish talking books, provided
that the production and distribution will be done free of charge.
"Free of charge" in this case means that you may not even
account for distributing within your own company or organization.
With a maintenance agreement, which you can conclude for the RTFC Studio
Edition, you may publish digital talking books for sale. Thereby you
will be entitled to act as a service provider as well as a dealer for
digital talking books. In addition you will get free software updates
for the RTFC Studio Edition and the SVOX Corporate SAPI voices. Please
contact us if you want to use the voices commercially.
Restriction of Commercial Exploitation
Use of the voices for other commercial purposes than generating digital
talking books is prohibited. In particular you are not permitted to
utilize the voices for automotif or telephony applications as well as
for generating prompts for embedded systems. Please contact us if you
are planning to use the voices in these areas.
§ 1 Object of Agreement
This agreement covers the computer programs (hereinafter referred to
as the "Software") including modified versions and updates,
documentation and user manuals as well as all accompanying
materials, be it in print or electronic form.
The user is granted the right to use the Software in accordance with
the license models and conditions mentioned above.
The Software described in the documentation is "state of the
art". Dipl.-Ing. (FH) W. Hubert (hereinafter referred to as the
"Licensor") wishes to point out, however, that the
"state of the art" makes it impossible to develop Software
which works properly in all application scenarios and under all
The Licensor only provides the Software for download from the
internet. He/She does not offer services for installation,
configuration, customization and maintenance of the Software on the
§ 2 Scope of Use
The Licensor grants the user (hereinafter referred to as the
"Licensee") a single, non-exclusive and personal right to
install and use the Software on a single computer and in one place only
as detailed below:
The Licensee is entitled to download and install the Software, load
it into memory and run it on a single personal computer.
In case of a multi user license the Licensee may copy the complete
Software package to a network drive in order to distribute it
through an internal network for use at multiple workplaces. At the
same time the terms of this agreement in the file
"License.txt" may not be removed. Any other use of the
Software on a server or in a network is prohibited.
The Licensee is entitled to make a backup copy of the Software.
In addition to the copies mentioned in subparagraph 2 and 3 the main
user of a computer on which the Software is installed may install
and use another copy exclusively on a mobile computer or a computer
in his home office, provided that he actually is the only one who
uses the Software.
§ 3 Special Limitations
The Licensee is expressly not permitted to:
make copies of the Software (in whole or in part) beyond the
conditions indicated in paragraph 2;
separate the components of the Software in order to use it on more
than one computer;
modify, translate, disassemble, decompile or apply any method of
reverse-enginnering to the Software;
generate works derived from the Software, or to reproduce, translate
or modify the written material or generate works derived
to pass on, rent or lease the Software to a third party or to use
it in any other form for commercial purposes. This also applies to
copies of the Software;
distribute the Software on commercial data media (e. g.
sampler-CDs, shareware-CDs, OEM-versions) without express written
permission of the Licensor;
use the Software for hosting services or to install it on a web
server without express written permission of the Licensor;
make or transfer copies for teaching, pre-publishing or product
In case of an update you must have a valid license for the previous
version in order to use the updated version. Updates are provided on a
license exchange basis. You acknowledge that you freely refrain from the
right to use the previous version. You confirm that the Licensor is
freed from his obligations to support prior versions as soon as an
update is available.
§ 4 Copyright Notice
The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is protected by copyright laws and
international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual
property laws and treaties. All rights resulting from these
copyright laws are reserved for the Licensor. The copyright in
particular covers the program code, documentation, appearance,
structure and organisation of the program files, program name, logos
and other forms of representation within the Software.
The Licensee is only granted the right to individual, private use of
the Software. This does not imply conferral of any rights to the
Software itself. The Software is licensed, not sold.
The licensee obtains a personal license key for activating the
software. He agrees, that his full name, postal code and city are
gathered and stored for creating it. These data may also be
disclosed to distributors or suppliers based on contractual
The Licensor reserves all rights of publication, translation,
reproduction, editing and utilisation of the Software. Any use of
the Software beyond the scope of the present agreement requires
express written permission of the Licensor.
§ 5 Transfer of Rights
You may permanently transfer all of your rights under this agreement to
any individual person or single entity, provided that:
you inform the Licensor about the transfer of the license in order
to obtain a personal license key for the new Licensee,
you transfer the present agreement and all of the Software,
including all copies, updates and prior versions,
you retain no copies including backup copies and other copies
the recipient agrees to the terms of this agreement and other
provisions by which you became the legal user of the Software.
§ 6 Terms of Validity
The agreement is concluded for an indefinite period. The
Licensee's right to use the Software shall end automatically
without notice in the event of non-compliance with any of the
conditions of this agreement. At the same time the right to publish
works which have been generated with the Software expires.
On termination of the right of use, the Licensee is obliged to
uninstall the Software from his/her computer systems. He/she is also
obliged to destroy all copies of the Software together with all
written material and all copies thereof, including any modified
§ 7 Terms of Warranty
The Licensee shall accept the Software 'as is'.
This is standard Software, which has been developed and provided for
common purposes, not for a particular purpose of a certain user.
The Licensor and his distributors expressly disclaim any warranty of
performance or results you may obtain by using the Software.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Licensor and
his distributors expressly disclaim any warranty for the SOFTWARE
PRODUCT of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not
limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for
a particular purpose.
The entire risk arising out of use or performance of the SOFTWARE
PRODUCT remains with the Licensee.
§ 8 Limitation of Liability
The Licensor guarantees the fitness of the product for the
contractual purpose, as described in the user manuals. No liability
is accepted in respect of the suitability of the Software for the
user's purposes and its compatibility with the user's
existing hardware and Software. The user is obliged to ensure that
the product meets his requirements.
Damage claims against the Licensor and his distributors are excluded
irrespective of legal basis, particularly on grounds of delayed
performance or impossibility, neglect of advisory and accessory
contractual obligations, pre-contractual duties, defective
performance, violation of third-party industrial property rights and
unlawful acts, unless the Licensor has acted with intent or gross
negligence or unless the damage claims result from the failure to
ensure a warranted quality.
For the claim of a breach of regulations the Licensee is obliged to
provide a proof of purchase upon request.
Insofar as grounds for liability on the part of the Licensor exist,
the damage claim shall be limited to the extent of the retail price
of the Software. Compensation for consequential damage such as loss
of profit is excluded in all cases. This damage limitation clause
shall not apply if the event giving rise to the damage was caused
with intent or gross negligence by one of its legal representatives
or senior employees.
All damage claims against the Licensor shall expire by limitation
six months after the receipt of the Software. This does not apply to
claims based on unlawful acts.
§ 9 Damage Minimisation Obligation
The Licensee is explicitly reminded that he/she must make backups of
the data on his/her computer at adequate, regular intervals
(normally once a week). Failure to do so shall constitute a breach
of the Licensee's damage minimisation obligation, and the
Licensor shall not be liable for any resultant damage.
The Licensee is explicitly reminded that he/she must not use the
Software in hazardous environments in which non fault-tolerant
operation is imperative (e. g. high-risk activities such as the
operation of nuclear power installations, defense systems, air
navigation or communication systems or life-support machines).
Failure to observe this condition shall constitute a breach of the
Licensee's damage minimisation obligation, and the Licensor
shall not be liable for any resultant damage.
§ 10 Contractual Amendments and Protective
These conditions of use apply in the currently applicable version as
on the web.
These general conditions of use shall still form part of the
contract even if they differ from those of the Licensee, even where
not expressly contradicted by the Licensor.
§ 11 Choice of Law and Jurisdiction
All legal relations between the parties, including the law of tort,
shall be subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The place of jurisdiction shall be Stuttgart in the Federal Republic
All matters relating to the validity, interpretation and fulfilment
of the contractual provisions shall be settled at the legal venue of
§ 12 Final Provisions
All supplements to this contract, including this clause, must be
made in writing.
Should any provision of this agreement be or become invalid or
unenforceable, this shall not affect the legal validity of the other
provisions. In this case, the invalid or unenforceable provision
shall be replaced where possible by a legitimate provision with an
equivalent commercial intent.
Should you have any questions concerning this agreement please
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) W. Hubert
Aichinger Str. 31
Created: 2011/02/02 18:00 Updated: 2023/22/03 08:00
Author: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) W. Hubert
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