Opposing Prior Restraint of words by Microsoft Computers

This is posted here by Ms. Gloria Poole, RN of Denver Colorado to protest illegal censorship in the US. 

This is the Microsoft Agreement I had to agree under duress too in order to be 

 able to use the software that came preinstalled on my own computer. I am

beginning to think that Microsoft software is the curse of the world,and

not the betterment of it. Also, they have that little trick about the product

key and when I tried to type in the product key that shows on the

computer details there were all kind of hindrances like can't put in the

OEM letters, and the number 1 is not part of it [the trick says] but the

computer info says it is. If Microsoft keeps on with their lunacy, they will

end their dominance in the world market, I am certain I am more patient

than the average business person, and I am tired of Microsoft tricks to

censor and control the use of my own computer!  This requirement of a forced agreement to be able to unblock my own computer popped up when I downloaded a file. The message from Microsoft popped up, demanding I agree to their terms in order to be able to access the software that came on this computer when I bought it from an office supply company. The Microsoft message blocked my computer page, and would not let me read the file until I "agreed" to the Microsoft forced 'agreement."   Are contracts that are forced upon one, under duress, legally binding? If a contract is entered into unwillingly in order not to be harassed,is it real?   signed Gloria Poole, RN. {Note the double spacing ended of its own accord --I guess to attempt to embarrass me but I don't let that stop me!] I did notify Microsoft several times about their efforts to censor my work and now I am posting this message publicly.
 9:53 AM 1/7/2008

MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS
2007 MICROSOFT OFFICE SYSTEM DESKTOP APPLICATION

SOFTWARE
Below are three separate sets of License Terms.  Only one set applies to

you.  To determine which License Terms apply to you check the license

designation printed either on your product key, near the product name

on your Certificate of Authenticity, or on the download page if you

obtained your product key online.  If your designation is FPP, then the

Retail License Terms below apply to you.  If your designation is OEM,

then the OEM License Terms below apply to you.  If your designation is

MLK, then the Media-less License Kit Terms below apply to you. 
If you need assistance finding your license type, please go to:

www.microsoft.com/office/eula to determine which license you have.

1. RETAIL LICENSE TERMS
These license terms are an agreement between Microsoft Corporation (or

based on where you live, one of its affiliates) and you.  Please read them.  

They apply to the software that accompanies these license terms, which

includes the media on which you received it, if any.  The terms also apply

to any Microsoft
• updates,
• supplements,
• Internet-based services, and
• support services
for this software, unless other terms accompany those items.  If so, those

terms apply.
BY USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS.  IF YOU DO

NOT ACCEPT THEM, DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE.  INSTEAD, RETURN

IT TO THE RETAILER FOR A REFUND OR CREDIT.  If you cannot obtain

a refund there, contact Microsoft or the Microsoft affiliate serving your

country for information about Microsoft’s refund policies.  See

www.microsoft.com/worldwide.  In the United States and Canada, call

(800) MICROSOFT or see www.microsoft.com/info/nareturns.htm.
AS DESCRIBED BELOW, USING THE SOFTWARE ALSO OPERATES AS

YOUR CONSENT TO THE TRANSMISSION OF CERTAIN COMPUTER

INFORMATION DURING ACTIVATION, VALIDATION AND FOR

INTERNET-BASED SERVICES.
IF YOU COMPLY WITH THESE LICENSE TERMS, YOU HAVE THE

RIGHTS BELOW FOR EACH LICENSE YOU ACQUIRE.
1.     OVERVIEW.  These license terms permit installation and use

of a copy of the software on three devices, along with other rights, all as

described below.
2.     INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.  Before you use the

software under a license, you must assign that license to a device.  That

device is a “licensed device.”  A hardware partition or blade is

considered to be a separate device.  
a.    Licensed Device.  You may install one copy of the software on

three licensed devices in your household for use by people who reside

there.  The software is not licensed for use in any commercial, non-profit,

or revenue-generating business activities.
b.    Separation of Components.  The components of the software

are licensed as a single unit.  You may not separate the components and

install them on different devices.
3.    ADDITIONAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND/OR USE

RIGHTS.
a.    Remote Access. The single primary user of a licensed device

may access and use the software installed on the licensed device

remotely from any other device.  You may allow other users to access the

software to provide you with support services.  You do not need

additional licenses for this access. No other person may use the software

under the same license at the same time for any other purpose.
b.    Media Elements and Templates.  You may copy and use

images, clip art, animations, sounds, music, shapes, video clips and

templates provided with the software and identified for such use in

documents and projects that you create.  You may distribute those

documents and projects non-commercially.  If you wish to use these

media elements or templates for any other purpose, go to

www.microsoft.com/permission to learn whether that use is allowed.
c.    Font Components. While the software is running, you may use

its fonts to display and print content. You may only
• embed fonts in content as permitted by the embedding restrictions in

the fonts; and
• temporarily download them to a printer or other output device to help

print content.
d.    Multiplexing.  Hardware or software you use to
• pool connections, or
• reduce the number of devices or users that directly access or use the

software
(sometimes referred to as “multiplexing” or “pooling”), does not reduce

the number of licenses you need.
e.    Trial and Conversion.  Some or all of the software may be

licensed on a trial basis.  Your rights to use trial software are limited to

the trial period.  The trial software and length of the trial period are set

forth during the activation process.  You may have the option to convert

your trial rights to subscription or perpetual rights.  Conversion options

will be presented to you at the expiration of your trial period.  After the

expiration of any trial period without conversion, most features of the

trial software will stop running.  At that time you can continue to open,

view and print any documents you created with the trial software.
f.    Subscription Software.  If you licensed the software on a

subscription basis, your rights to use the software are limited to the

subscription period.  You may have the option to extend your

subscription or convert to a perpetual license.  If you extend your

subscription, you may continue using the software until the end of your

extended subscription period.  See the software activation screens or

other accompanying materials for subscription details.  After the

expiration of your subscription, most features of the software will stop

running.  At that time you can continue to open, view and print any

documents you created with the software.
g.    Development Tools.  The software may contain Microsoft

Visual Studio Tools for Applications or other development tools.  You

may use any development tools included in the software only to design,

develop, test, use and demonstrate your programs with the software.

4.    MANDATORY ACTIVATION.  Activation associates the use of

the software with a specific device. During activation, the software will

send information about the software and the device to Microsoft. This

information includes the version, the license version, language and the

product ID of the software, Internet protocol address of the device and

information derived from the hardware configuration.  For more

information, see www.microsoft.com/piracy/activation.mspx.   BY USING

THE SOFTWARE, YOU CONSENT TO THE TRANSMISSION OF THIS

INFORMATION.  After the time recommended for activation expires,

your rights to use the software will be limited until the software is

activated.  This is to prevent its unlicensed use.  You can activate the

software by Internet or telephone; Internet and telephone service

charges may apply.  Some changes to your computer components or the

software may require you to reactivate the software.  THE SOFTWARE

WILL REMIND YOU TO ACTIVATE UNTIL YOU DO.
5.    VALIDATION.
a.    The software will from time to time update or require

download of the validation feature of the software.  Validation verifies

that the software has been activated and is properly licensed.  Validation

also permits you to use certain features of the software or to obtain

additional benefits. For more information, see

www.microsoft.com/genuine/office/WhyValidate.aspx.
b.    During a validation check, the software will send information

about the software to Microsoft. This information includes the version of

the software and the product key.  Microsoft does not use the

information to identify or contact you.  BY USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU

CONSENT TO THE TRANSMISSION OF THIS INFORMATION.  For more

information, see www.microsoft.com/genuine/office/PrivacyInfo.aspx.
c.    If the software is not properly licensed, the functionality of the

software may be affected.  For example, you may need to reactivate the

software, or receive reminders to obtain a properly licensed copy of the

software, or not obtain certain updates, upgrades or services from

Microsoft.
d.    You may only obtain updates or upgrades for the software

from Microsoft or authorized sources.  For more information on

obtaining updates from authorized sources, see

www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/faq.aspx.
6.    INTERNET-BASED SERVICES.  Microsoft provides Internet-

based services with the software.  Except as otherwise noted in materials

accompanying a service, it may change or cancel them at any time.
a.    Consent for Internet-Based Services.  The software features

described below connect to Microsoft or service provider computer

systems over the Internet.  In some cases, you will not receive a separate

notice when they connect.  Unless otherwise noted, you may switch off

these features or not use them.  For more information about these

features, see www.office.microsoft.com/en-us/FX010986541033.aspx.  BY

USING THESE FEATURES, YOU CONSENT TO THE TRANSMISSION OF

THIS INFORMATION.  Microsoft does not use the information to identify

or contact you.
Computer Information.  The following features use Internet protocols,

which send to the appropriate systems computer information, such as

your Internet protocol address, the type of operating system, browser

and name and version of the software you are using, and the language

code of the device where you installed the software.  Microsoft uses this

information to make the Internet-based services available to you.
• Web Content Features.  Features in the software can retrieve related

content from Microsoft and provide it to you.  Examples of these features

are clip art, templates, online training, online assistance and Appshelp.  

You may choose not to use these web content features.
• Digital Certificates.  The software uses digital certificates.  These digital

certificates confirm the identity of Internet users sending X.509

standard encrypted information.  They also can be used to digitally sign

files and macros to verify the integrity and origin of the file contents.  

The software retrieves certificates and updates certificate revocation

lists using the Internet, when available.
• Information Rights Management.  The software contains a feature that

allows you to create content that cannot be printed, copied or sent to

others without your permission. You may need to connect to Microsoft to

use this feature for the first time. Once a year, you may need to re-

connect to Microsoft to update it. For more information, go to

www.office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010397891033.aspx.  You

may choose not to use this feature.
b.    Misuse of Internet-based Services.  You may not use these

services in any way that could harm them or impair anyone else’s use of

them.  You may not use the services to try to gain unauthorized access to

any service, data, account or network by any means.
7.    SCOPE OF LICENSE.  The software is licensed, not sold. This

agreement only gives you some rights to use the software.  Microsoft and

if applicable your manufacturer, reserve all other rights.  Unless

applicable law gives you more rights despite this limitation, you may use

the software only as expressly permitted in this agreement.  In doing so,

you must comply with any technical limitations in the software that only

allow you to use it in certain ways.  For more information, see

www.microsoft.com/licensing/userights.  You may not:
• work around any technical limitations in the software;
• reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the software, except and

only to the extent that applicable law expressly permits, despite this

limitation;
• make more copies of the software than specified in this agreement or

allowed by applicable law, despite this limitation;
• publish the software for others to copy;
• use the software in any way that is against the law;
• rent, lease or lend the software; or
• use the software for commercial software hosting services.
8.    BACKUP COPY.  You may make one backup copy of the media.  

You may use it only to reinstall the software.
9.    DOCUMENTATION.  Any person that has valid access to your

computer or internal network may copy and use the documentation for

your internal, reference purposes.
10.    NOT FOR RESALE SOFTWARE.  You may not sell software

marked as “NFR” or “Not for Resale.”
11.    MILITARY APPRECIAION EDITION SOFTWARE.  You must be

a “Qualified Military User” to use software marked as “Military

Appreciation Edition.”  To be a Qualified Military User, you must be:
• Active U. S. Military personnel with valid Military identification;
• Retired U.S. Military personnel with valid Military identification; or
• Dependent of U.S. Military personnel meeting one of the above criteria

with a valid Military identification.
12.    UPGRADE OR CONVERSION.  To upgrade or convert software,

you must first be licensed for the software that is eligible for the upgrade

or conversion.  Upon upgrade or conversion, this agreement takes the

place of the agreement for the software you upgraded or converted from.  

After you upgrade or convert, you may no longer use the earlier version

of the software you upgraded or converted from.
13.    PROOF OF LICENSE.
a.    Genuine Proof of License.   If you acquired the software on a

disc or other media, a genuine Microsoft proof of license label with a

genuine copy of the software identifies software licensed under the

terms of this agreement. To be valid, this label must appear on Microsoft

packaging.  If you receive the label separately, it is invalid. You should

keep the packaging that has the label on it to prove that you are licensed

to use the software.  If you acquire the software without a disc or other

media, your proof of purchase and any accompanying collateral from

your merchant identifying the software is your proof of license. Proof of

purchase may be subject to verification by your merchant’s records.
b.      Upgrade or Conversion License.  If you upgrade or convert the

software, your proof of license is identified by
• the genuine Microsoft proof of license for the software you upgraded or

converted from; and
• proof of purchase and any accompanying collateral from a merchant

identifying the software you upgraded or converted to. Proof of purchase

may be subject to verification by your merchant’s records.
c.    To identify genuine Microsoft software, see

www.howtotell.com.
14.    REASSIGN TO ANOTHER DEVICE.  You may reassign the

license to a different device any number of times, but not more than one

time every 90 days.  If you reassign, that other device becomes the

“licensed device.”  If you retire the licensed device due to hardware

failure, you may reassign the license sooner.
15.    TRANSFER TO A THIRD PARTY.  The first user of the software

may make a one-time transfer of the software, and this agreement,

directly to a third party.  The first user must uninstall the software

before transferring it separately from the device.  The first user may not

retain any copies. Before any permitted transfer, the other party must

agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software.  

The transfer must include the proof of license.   If the software is an

upgrade, any transfer must also include all prior versions of the

software.  Military Appreciation Edition software is only transferable to

other Qualified Military Users.
16.    EXPORT RESTRICTIONS.  The software is subject to United

States export laws and regulations.  You must comply with all domestic

and international export laws and regulations that apply to the software.  

These laws include restrictions on destinations, end users and end use.  

For additional information, see www.microsoft.com/exporting.
17.    SUPPORT SERVICES.  Microsoft provides support services for

the software as described at

www.support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx.
18.    ENTIRE AGREEMENT.  This agreement (including the

warranty below), any addendum or amendment included with the

software, and the terms for supplements, updates, Internet-based

services and support services that you use, are the entire agreement for

the software and support services.
19.    APPLICABLE LAW.
a.    United States.  If you acquired the software in the United

States, Washington state law governs the interpretation of this

agreement and applies to claims for breach of it, regardless of conflict of

laws principles.  The laws of the state where you live govern all other

claims, including claims under state consumer protection laws, unfair

competition laws, and in tort.
b.    Outside the United States.  If you acquired the software in any

other country, the laws of that country apply.
20.    LEGAL EFFECT.  This agreement describes certain legal

rights.  You may have other rights under the laws of your state or

country.  You may also have rights with respect to the party from whom

you acquired the software.  This agreement does not change your rights

under the laws of your state or country if the laws of your state or

country do not permit it to do so.
21.    LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES.  YOU CAN

RECOVER FROM MICROSOFT AND ITS SUPPLIERS ONLY DIRECT

DAMAGES UP TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE SOFTWARE. YOU

CANNOT RECOVER ANY OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING

CONSEQUENTIAL, LOST PROFITS, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR

INCIDENTAL DAMAGES.
This limitation applies to
• anything related to the software, services, content (including code) on

third party Internet sites, or third party programs; and
• claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, guarantee or

condition, strict liability, negligence, or other tort to the extent

permitted by applicable law.
It also applies even if
• repair, replacement or a refund for the software does not fully

compensate you for any losses; or
• Microsoft knew or should have known about the possibility of the

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.  They also may not apply to you because your country may

not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential or

other damages.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
A. LIMITED WARRANTY.  If you follow the instructions, the software will

perform substantially as described in the Microsoft materials that you

receive in or with the software.  
B. TERM OF WARRANTY; WARRANTY RECIPIENT; LENGTH OF ANY

IMPLIED WARRANTIES.  THE LIMITED WARRANTY COVERS THE

SOFTWARE FOR ONE YEAR AFTER ACQUIRED BY THE FIRST USER.  IF

YOU RECEIVE SUPPLEMENTS, UPDATES, OR REPLACEMENT

SOFTWARE DURING THAT YEAR, THEY WILL BE COVERED FOR THE

REMAINDER OF THE WARRANTY OR 30 DAYS, WHICHEVER IS

LONGER.  If the first user transfers the software, the remainder of the

warranty will apply to the recipient.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,

GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS LAST ONLY DURING THE TERM OF

THE LIMITED WARRANTY.  Some states do not allow limitations on how

long an implied warranty lasts, so these limitations may not apply to you.

 They also might not apply to you because some countries may not allow

limitations on how long an implied warranty, guarantee or condition

lasts.
C. EXCLUSIONS FROM WARRANTY.  This warranty does not cover

problems caused by your acts (or failures to act), the acts of others, or

events beyond Microsoft’s reasonable control.  
D. REMEDY FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY.  MICROSOFT WILL REPAIR

OR REPLACE THE SOFTWARE AT NO CHARGE.  IF MICROSOFT

CANNOT REPAIR OR REPLACE IT, MICROSOFT WILL REFUND THE

AMOUNT SHOWN ON YOUR RECEIPT FOR THE SOFTWARE.  IT WILL

ALSO REPAIR OR REPLACE SUPPLEMENTS, UPDATES AND

REPLACEMENT SOFTWARE AT NO CHARGE.  IF MICROSOFT CANNOT

REPAIR OR REPLACE THEM, IT WILL REFUND THE AMOUNT YOU

PAID FOR THEM, IF ANY.  YOU MUST UNINSTALL THE SOFTWARE

AND RETURN ANY MEDIA AND OTHER ASSOCIATED MATERIALS TO

MICROSOFT WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE TO OBTAIN A REFUND.  

THESE ARE YOUR ONLY REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF THE LIMITED

WARRANTY.
E. CONSUMER RIGHTS NOT AFFECTED.  YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL

CONSUMER RIGHTS UNDER YOUR LOCAL LAWS, WHICH THIS

AGREEMENT CANNOT CHANGE.
F. WARRANTY PROCEDURES.  You need proof of purchase for warranty

service.
1. United States and Canada.  For warranty service or information about

how to obtain a refund for software acquired in the United States and

Canada, contact Microsoft at
• (800) MICROSOFT;
• Microsoft Customer Service and Support, One Microsoft Way,

Redmond, WA 98052-6399; or
• visit www.microsoft.com/info/nareturns.htm.
2. Europe, Middle East and Africa.  If you acquired the software in

Europe, the Middle East or Africa, Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited

makes this limited warranty.  To make a claim under this warranty, you

should contact either
• Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, Customer Care Centre, Atrium

Building Block B, Carmanhall Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin

18, Ireland; or
• the Microsoft affiliate serving your country (see

www.microsoft.com/worldwide).
3. Outside United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East and Africa.  If you

acquired the software outside the United States, Canada, Europe, the

Middle East and Africa, contact the Microsoft affiliate serving your

country (see www.microsoft.com/worldwide).
G. NO OTHER WARRANTIES.  THE LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE ONLY

DIRECT WARRANTY FROM MICROSOFT.  MICROSOFT GIVES NO

OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS.  

WHERE ALLOWED BY YOUR LOCAL LAWS, MICROSOFT EXCLUDES

IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A

PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.  If your local laws

give you any implied warranties, guarantees or conditions, despite this

exclusion, your remedies are described in the Remedy for Breach of

Warranty clause above, to the extent permitted by your local laws.
H. LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF

WARRANTY.  THE LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES

CLAUSE ABOVE APPLIES TO BREACHES OF THIS LIMITED

WARRANTY.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY

ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.  

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM COUNTRY

TO COUNTRY.

2. OEM LICENSE TERMS
These license terms are an agreement between you and the device

manufacturer that distributes the software with the device, or the

software installer that distributes the software with the device.  Please

read them.  They apply to the software that accompanies these license

terms, which includes the media on which you received it, if any.  Printed

paper license terms, which may come with the software, take the place of

any on-screen license terms.  The terms also apply to any Microsoft
• updates,
• supplements,
• Internet-based services, and
• support services
for this software, unless other terms accompany those items.  If so, those

terms apply.  If you obtain updates or supplements directly from MS,

then these terms apply except that Microsoft, not the manufacturer or

installer, licenses those to you.
By using the software, you accept these terms.  If you do not accept them,

do not use the software. Instead, contact the manufacturer or installer to

determine their return policy for a refund or credit.
As described below, using the software also operates as your consent to

the transmission of certain computer information during activation,

validation, and for Internet-based services.
If you comply with these license terms, you have the rights below for

each license you acquire.
1.   OVERVIEW.  These license terms permit installation and use of one

copy of the software on one device, along with other rights, all as

described below.
2.   INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.  The software license is

permanently assigned to the device with which you acquired the

software.  That device is the “licensed device.”  A hardware partition or

blade is considered to be a separate device.  
a. Licensed Device.  You may install one copy of the software on the

licensed device in your household for use by people who reside there.  

The software is not licensed for use in any commercial, non-profit, or

revenue-generating business activities.
b. Separation of Components.  The components of the software are

licensed as a single unit.  You may not separate the components and

install them on different devices.
3.    ADDITIONAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND/OR USE RIGHTS.
a.   Remote Access. The single primary user of the licensed device may

access and use the software installed on the licensed device remotely

from any other device.  You may allow other users to access the software

to provide you with support services.  You do not need additional

licenses for this access. No other person may use the software under the

same license at the same time for any other purpose.
b.   Media Elements and Templates.  You may copy and use images, clip

art, animations, sounds, music, shapes, video clips and templates

provided with the software and identified for such use in documents and

projects that you create.  You may distribute those documents and

projects non-commercially.  If you wish to use these media elements or

templates for any other purpose, go to www.microsoft.com/permission

to learn whether that use is allowed.
c.   Font Components. While the software is running, you may use its

fonts to display and print content. You may only
• embed fonts in content as permitted by the embedding restrictions in

the fonts; and
• temporarily download them to a printer or other output device to help

print content.
d.   Multiplexing.  Hardware or software you use to
• pool connections, or
• reduce the number of devices or users that directly access or use the

software
(sometimes referred to as “multiplexing” or “pooling”), does not reduce

the number of licenses you need.
e.   Trial and Conversion.  Some or all of the software may be licensed on

a trial basis.  Your rights to use trial software are limited to the trial

period.  The trial software and length of the trial period are set forth

during the activation process.  You may have the option to convert your

trial rights to subscription or perpetual rights.  Conversion options will

be presented to you at the expiration of your trial period.  After the

expiration of any trial period without conversion, most features of the

trial software will stop running.  At that time you can continue to open,

view and print any documents you created with the trial software.
f.   Development Tools.  The software may contain Microsoft Visual

Studio Tools for Applications or other development tools.  You may use

any development tools included in the software only to design, develop,

test, use and demonstrate your programs with the software.
g.    Language Version Selection.  If the computer manufacturer provides

you with a one-time selection between language versions, you may use

only the one language version you select.  If the computer manufacturer

provides you with a “MLP” or “LIP”, your use of language versions is not

limited.  A “MLP” is a Multi-language Pack.  A “LIP” is a Language

Interface Pack.  MLPs and LIPs offer additional language version support

of the software. The MLP and LIP are a part of the software, and may not

be used separately.
4.   MANDATORY ACTIVATION.  Activation associates the use of the

software with a specific device. During activation, the software will send

information about the software and the device to Microsoft. This

information includes the version, language and the product ID of the

software, Internet protocol address of the device and information

derived from the hardware configuration of the device.  For more

information, see www.microsoft.com/piracy/activation.mspx.   By using

the software, you consent to the transmission of this information.  Before

you activate, you have the right to use the version of the software

installed during the installation process.  After the time recommended

for activation expires, your rights to use the software will be limited

until the software is activated.  This is to prevent its unlicensed use.  You

will not be able to continue using the software after that time if you do

not activate it.  If the device is connected to the Internet, the software

may automatically connect to Microsoft for activation.  You can activate

the software by Internet or telephone; Internet and telephone service

charges may apply.  Some changes to your computer components or the

software may require you to reactivate the software.  The software will

remind you to activate until you do.  If the manufacturer or installer

activated the software for you, you may not be asked to activate the

software when you first use it.  
5.   VALIDATION.
a.   The software will from time to time update or require download of

the validation feature of the software.  Validation verifies that the

software has been activated and is properly licensed.  Validation also

permits you to use certain features of the software or to obtain

additional benefits. For more information, see

www.microsoft.com/genuine/office/WhyValidate.aspx.
b.   During a validation check, the software will send information about

the software to Microsoft. This information includes the version of the

software and the product key.  Microsoft does not use the information to

identify or contact you.  By using the software, you consent to the

transmission of this information.  For more information, see

www.microsoft.com/genuine/office/PrivacyInfo.aspx.
c.   If the software is not properly licensed, the functionality of the

software may be affected.  For example, you may need to reactivate the

software, or receive reminders to obtain a properly licensed copy of the

software, or not obtain certain updates, upgrades or services from

Microsoft.
d.   You may only obtain updates or upgrades for the software from

Microsoft or authorized sources.  For more information on obtaining

updates from authorized sources, see

www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/faq.aspx.
6.   INTERNET-BASED SERVICES.  Microsoft provides Internet-based

services with the software.  It may         change or cancel them at any time.

 
a.   Consent for Internet-Based Services.  The software features described

below connect to Microsoft or service provider computer systems over

the Internet.  In some cases, you will not receive a separate notice when

they connect.  Unless otherwise noted, you may switch off these features

or not use them.  For more information about these features, see

www.office.microsoft.com/en-us/FX010986541033.aspx.  BY USING

THESE FEATURES, YOU CONSENT TO THE TRANSMISSION OF THIS

INFORMATION.  Microsoft does not use the information to identify or

contact you.
Computer Information.  The following features use Internet protocols,

which send to the appropriate systems computer information, such as

your Internet protocol address, the type of operating system, browser

and name and version of the software you are using, and the language

code of the device where you installed the software.  Microsoft uses this

information to make the Internet-based services available to you.
• Web Content Features.  Features in the software can retrieve related

content from Microsoft and provide it to you.  Examples of these features

are clip art, templates, online training, online assistance and Appshelp.  

You may choose not to use these web content features.
• Digital Certificates.  The software uses digital certificates.  These digital

certificates confirm the identity of Internet users sending X.509

standard encrypted information.  They also can be used to digitally sign

files and macros to verify the integrity and origin of the file contents.  

The software retrieves certificates and updates certificate revocation

lists using the Internet, when available.
• Information Rights Management.  The software contains a feature that

allows you to create content that cannot be printed, copied or sent to

others without your permission. You may need to connect to Microsoft

servers to use this feature for the first time. Once a year, you may need to

re-connect to Microsoft servers to update it. For more information, go to

www.office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010397891033.aspx.  You

may choose not to use this feature.
b.   Misuse of Internet-based Services.  You may not use these services in

any way that could harm them or impair anyone else’s use of them.  You

may not use the services to try to gain unauthorized access to any

service, data, account or network by any means.
7.   SCOPE OF LICENSE.  The software is licensed, not sold. This

agreement only gives you some rights to use the software.  The

manufacturer or installer and Microsoft reserve all other rights.  Unless

applicable law gives you more rights despite this limitation, you may use

the software only as expressly permitted in this agreement.  In doing so,

you must comply with any technical limitations in the software that only

allow you to use it in certain ways.  For more information, see the

software documentation.  You may not:
• work around any technical limitations in the software;
• reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the software, except and

only to the extent that applicable law expressly permits, despite this

limitation;
• make more copies of the software than specified in this agreement or

allowed by applicable law, despite this limitation;
• publish the software for others to copy;
• use the software in any way that is against the law;
• rent, lease or lend the software; or
• use the software for commercial software hosting services.
8.   BACKUP COPY.  You may make one backup copy of the software

media.  You may use it only to reinstall the software.
9.     DOCUMENTATION.  Any person that has valid access to your

computer or internal network may copy and use the documentation for

your internal, reference purposes.
   10. NOT FOR RESALE SOFTWARE.  You may not sell software marked

as “NFR” or “Not for Resale.”
    11. MILITARY APPRECIAION EDITION SOFTWARE.  You must be a

“Qualified Military User” to use      software marked as “Military

Appreciation Edition.”  To be a Qualified Military User, you must be:
• Active U. S.  Military personnel with valid Military identification;
• Retired U.S. Military personnel with valid Military identification; or
• Dependent of U.S. Military personnel meeting one of the above criteria

with a valid Military identification.
12. UPGRADE OR CONVERSION.  To upgrade or convert software, you

must first be licensed for the software that is eligible for the upgrade or

conversion.  Upon upgrade or conversion, this agreement takes the place

of the agreement for the software you upgraded or converted from.  After

you upgrade or convert, you may no longer use the earlier version of the

software you upgraded or converted from.
13. PROOF OF LICENSE.
    a.     Proof of License.   If you acquired the software on a

device, or on a disc or other media, a genuine Microsoft Certificate of

Authenticity label with a genuine copy of the software identifies licensed

software.  To be valid, this label must be affixed to the device or appear

on the manufacturer’s or installer’s packaging.  If you receive the label

separately, it is invalid. You should keep the label on the device or

packaging to prove that you are licensed to use the software.  
    b.   To identify genuine Microsoft software, see

www.howtotell.com.
14. TRANSFER TO A THIRD PARTY.   You may transfer the software

directly to a third party only with the licensed device, the Certificate of

Authenticity label, and this agreement.  Before the transfer, that party

must agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the

software.  You may not retain any copies.  Military Appreciation Edition

software is only transferable to other Qualified Military Users.
15. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS.  The software is subject to United States

export laws and regulations.  You must comply with all domestic and

international export laws and regulations that apply to the software.  

These laws include restrictions on destinations, end users and end use.  

For additional information, see www.microsoft.com/exporting.
16. SUPPORT SERVICES.  For the software generally, contact the

manufacturer or installer for support options.  Refer to the support

number provided with the software.  For updates and supplements

obtained directly from Microsoft, Microsoft provides support as

described at www.support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx.
17. ENTIRE AGREEMENT.  This agreement (including the warranty

below), any addendum or amendment included with the software, and

the terms for supplements, updates, Internet-based services and support

services that you use, are the entire agreement for the software and

support services.
18. APPLICABLE LAW.
a. United States.  If you acquired the software in the United States,

Washington state law governs the interpretation of this agreement and

applies to claims for breach of it, regardless of conflict of laws principles.

 The laws of the state where you live govern all other claims, including

claims under state consumer protection laws, unfair competition laws,

and in tort.
b. Outside the United States.  If you acquired the software in any other

country, the laws of that country apply.
19. LEGAL EFFECT.  This agreement describes certain legal rights.  You

may have other rights under the laws of your state or country.  You may

also have rights with respect to the party from whom you acquired the

software.  This agreement does not change your rights under the laws of

your state or country if the laws of your state or country do not permit it

to do so.
20.  LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES.  EXCEPT FOR

ANY REFUND THE MANUFACTURER OR INSTALLER MAY PROVIDE,

YOU CANNOT RECOVER ANY OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING

CONSEQUENTIAL, LOST PROFITS, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR

INCIDENTAL DAMAGES.
This limitation applies to
• anything related to the software, services, content (including code) on

third party Internet sites, or third party programs; and
• claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, guarantee or

condition, strict liability, negligence, or other tort to the extent

permitted by applicable law.
It also applies even if
• repair, replacement or a refund for the software does not fully

compensate you for any losses; or
• the manufacturer or installer, or Microsoft knew or should have known

about the possibility of the 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.  They also may not apply to you because your country may

not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential or

other damages.
  *****************************************************************************
LIMITED WARRANTY
A. LIMITED WARRANTY.  If you follow the instructions, the software will

perform substantially as described in the Microsoft materials that you

receive in or with the software.  
B. TERM OF WARRANTY; WARRANTY RECIPIENT; LENGTH OF ANY

IMPLIED WARRANTIES.  THE LIMITED WARRANTY COVERS THE

SOFTWARE FOR 90 DAYS AFTER ACQUIRED BY THE FIRST USER.  IF

YOU RECEIVE SUPPLEMENTS, UPDATES, OR REPLACEMENT

SOFTWARE DURING THOSE 90 DAYS, THEY WILL BE COVERED FOR

THE REMAINDER OF THE WARRANTY OR 30 DAYS, WHICHEVER IS

LONGER.  If you transfer the software, the remainder of the warranty

will apply to the recipient.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,

GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS LAST ONLY DURING THE TERM OF

THE LIMITED WARRANTY.  Some states do not allow limitations on how

long an implied warranty lasts, so these limitations may not apply to you.

 They also might not apply to you because some countries may not allow

limitations on how long an implied warranty, guarantee or condition

lasts.
C. EXCLUSIONS FROM WARRANTY.  This warranty does not cover

problems caused by your acts (or failures to act), the acts of others, or

events beyond the reasonable control of the manufacturer or installer, or

Microsoft.  
D. REMEDY FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY.  THE MANUFACTURER OR

INSTALLER WILL, AT ITS ELECTION, EITHER (I) REPAIR OR REPLACE

THE SOFTWARE AT NO CHARGE, OR (II) REFUND THE AMOUNT PAID

FOR THE PRODUCT, IF ANY. THE MANUFACTURER OR INSTALLER

MAY ALSO REPAIR OR REPLACE SUPPLEMENTS, UPDATES AND

REPLACEMENT SOFTWARE, OR PROVIDE A REFUND OF THE AMOUNT

YOU PAID FOR THEM, IF ANY; CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER OR

INSTALLER ABOUT ITS POLICY.  THESE ARE YOUR ONLY REMEDIES

FOR BREACH OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY.
E. CONSUMER RIGHTS NOT AFFECTED.  YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL

CONSUMER RIGHTS UNDER YOUR LOCAL LAWS, WHICH THIS

AGREEMENT CANNOT CHANGE.
F. WARRANTY PROCEDURES.  Contact the manufacturer or installer to

find out how to obtain warranty service for the software.  For a refund,

you must comply with the manufacturer’s or installer’s return policies.
G. NO OTHER WARRANTIES.  THE LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE ONLY

DIRECT WARRANTY FROM THE MANUFACTURER OR INSTALLER, OR

MICROSOFT.  THE MANUFACTURER OR INSTALLER, AND MICROSOFT

GIVE NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR

CONDITIONS.  WHERE ALLOWED BY YOUR LOCAL LAWS, THE

MANUFACTURER OR INSTALLER, AND MICROSOFT EXCLUDE

IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A

PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.  If your local laws

give you any implied warranties, guarantees or conditions, despite this

exclusion, your remedies are described in the remedy for breach of

warranty clause above, to the extent permitted by your local laws.
H. LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF

WARRANTY.  THE LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES

CLAUSE ABOVE APPLIES TO BREACHES OF THIS LIMITED

WARRANTY.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY

ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.  

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM COUNTRY

TO COUNTRY.

3. MEDIA-LESS LICENSE KIT TERMS
These license terms are an agreement between Microsoft Corporation (or

based on where you live, one of its affiliates) and you.  Please read them.  

They apply to the software that accompanies these license terms, which

includes the media on which you received it, if any.  The terms also apply

to any Microsoft
• updates,
• supplements,
• Internet-based services, and
• support services
for this software, unless other terms accompany those items.  If so, those

terms apply.
IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE LICENSE TERMS, DO NOT USE THE

SOFTWARE.  INSTEAD, RETURN YOUR MEDIA-LESS LICENSE KIT TO

YOUR PLACE OF PURCHASE FOR A REFUND OR CREDIT.  
If you cannot obtain a refund there, contact Microsoft or the Microsoft

affiliate serving your country for information about Microsoft’s refund

policies.  See www.microsoft.com/worldwide.  In the United States and

Canada, call (800) MICROSOFT or see

www.microsoft.com/info/nareturns.htm.
AS DESCRIBED BELOW, USING THE SOFTWARE ALSO OPERATES AS

YOUR CONSENT TO THE TRANSMISSION OF CERTAIN COMPUTER

INFORMATION DURING ACTIVATION, VALIDATION AND FOR

INTERNET-BASED SERVICES.
IF YOU COMPLY WITH THESE LICENSE TERMS, YOU HAVE THE

RIGHTS BELOW FOR EACH LICENSE YOU ACQUIRE.
1. OVERVIEW.  These license terms permit installation and use of one

copy of the software on one device, along with other rights, all as

described below.
2. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.  The software license is

permanently assigned to the device with which you acquired the

software.  That device is the “licensed device.”  A hardware partition or

blade is considered to be a separate device.  

a. Licensed Device.  You may install one copy of the software on the

licensed device in your household for use by people who reside there.  

The software is not licensed for use in any commercial, non-profit, or

revenue-generating business activities.
b. Separation of Components.  The components of the software are

licensed as a single unit.  You may not separate the components and

install them on different devices.
3. ADDITIONAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND/OR USE RIGHTS.
a. Remote Access. The single primary user of the licensed device may

access and use the software installed on the licensed device remotely

from any other device.  You may allow other users to access the software

to provide you with support services.  You do not need additional

licenses for this access.  No other person may use the software under the

same license at the same time for any other purpose.
b. Media Elements and Templates.  You may copy and use images, clip

art, animations, sounds, music, shapes, video clips and templates

provided with the software and identified for such use in documents and

projects that you create.  You may distribute those documents and

projects non-commercially.  If you wish to use these media elements or

templates for any other purpose, go to www.microsoft.com/permission

to learn whether that use is allowed.
c. Font Components. While the software is running, you may use its fonts

to display and print content. You may only
embed fonts in content as permitted by the embedding restrictions in the

fonts; and
temporarily download them to a printer or other output device to help

print content.
d. Multiplexing.  Hardware or software you use to
• pool connections, or
• reduce the number of devices or users that directly access or use the

software
(sometimes referred to as “multiplexing” or “pooling”), does not reduce

the number of licenses you need.
e. Trial and Conversion.  Some or all of the software may be licensed on a

trial basis.  Your rights to use trial software are limited to the trial

period.  The trial software and length of the trial period are set forth

during the activation process.  You may have the option to convert your

trial rights to subscription or perpetual rights.  Conversion options will

be presented to you at the expiration of your trial period.  After the

expiration of any trial period without conversion, most features of the

trial software will stop running.  At that time you can continue to open,

view and print any documents you created with the trial software.
f. Subscription Software.  If you licensed the software on a subscription

basis, your rights to use the software are limited to the subscription

period.  You may have the option to extend your subscription or convert

to a perpetual license.  If you extend your subscription, you may

continue using the software until the end of your extended subscription

period.  See the software activation screens or other accompanying

materials for subscription details.  After the expiration of your

subscription, most features of the software will stop running.  At that

time you can continue to open, view and print any documents you

created with the software.
g. Development Tools.  The software may contain Microsoft Visual Studio

Tools for Applications or other development tools.  You may use any

development tools included in the software only to design, develop, test,

use and demonstrate your programs with the software.
h. Language Version Selection.  If you are provided with a one-time

selection between language versions, without a MLP or LIP, you may use

only the one language version you select.  If you are provided with a MLP

or LIP, your use of language versions is not limited.  A “MLP” is a Multi-

language  Pack.  A “LIP” is a Language Interface Pack. MLPs and LIPs

offer additional language version support of the software. The MLP and

LIP are a part of the software, and may not be used separately.

4. MANDATORY ACTIVATION.  Activation associates the use of the

software with a specific device. During activation, the software will send

information about the software and the device to Microsoft. This

information includes the version, the license version, language and the

product ID of the software, Internet protocol address of the device and

information derived from the hardware configuration.  For more

information, see www.microsoft.com/piracy/activation.mspx.   BY USING

THE SOFTWARE, YOU CONSENT TO THE TRANSMISSION OF THIS

INFORMATION.  After the time recommended for activation expires,

your rights to use the software will be limited until the software is

activated.  This is to prevent its unlicensed use.  You can activate the

software by Internet or telephone; Internet and telephone service

charges may apply.  Some changes to your computer components or the

software may require you to reactivate the software.  THE SOFTWARE

WILL REMIND YOU TO ACTIVATE UNTIL YOU DO.
5. VALIDATION.
a. The software will from time to time update or require download of the

validation feature of the software.  Validation verifies that the software

has been activated and is properly licensed.  Validation also permits you

to use certain features of the software or to obtain additional benefits.

For more information, see

www.microsoft.com/genuine/office/WhyValidate.aspx.
b. During a validation check, the software will send information about

the software to Microsoft. This information includes the version of the

software and the product key.  Microsoft does not use the information to

identify or contact you.  BY USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU CONSENT TO

THE TRANSMISSION OF THIS INFORMATION.  For more information,

see www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/faq.aspx.
c. If the software is not properly licensed, the functionality of the

software may be affected.  For example, you may need to reactivate the

software, or receive reminders to obtain a properly licensed copy of the

software, or not obtain certain updates, upgrades or services from

Microsoft.
d. You may only obtain updates or upgrades for the software from

Microsoft or authorized sources.  For more information on obtaining

updates from authorized sources, see

www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/faq.aspx.
6. INTERNET-BASED SERVICES.  Microsoft provides Internet-based

services with the software.  Except as otherwise noted in materials

accompanying a service, it may change or cancel them at any time.
a. Consent for Internet-Based Services.  The software features described

below connect to Microsoft or service provider computer systems over

the Internet.  In some cases, you will not receive a separate notice when

they connect.  Unless otherwise noted, you may switch off these features

or not use them.  For more information about these features, see

www.office.microsoft.com/en-us/FX010986541033.aspx.  BY USING

THESE FEATURES, YOU CONSENT TO THE TRANSMISSION OF THIS

INFORMATION.  Microsoft does not use the information to identify or

contact you.
Computer Information.  The following features use Internet protocols,

which send to the appropriate systems computer information, such as

your Internet protocol address, the type of operating system, browser

and name and version of the software you are using, and the language

code of the device where you installed the software.  Microsoft uses this

information to make the Internet-based services available to you.
• Web Content Features.  Features in the software can retrieve related

content from Microsoft and provide it to you.  Examples of these features

are clip art, templates, online training, online assistance and Appshelp.  

You may choose not to use these web content features.
• Digital Certificates.  The software uses digital certificates.  These digital

certificates confirm the identity of Internet users sending X.509

standard encrypted information.  They also can be used to digitally sign

files and macros to verify the integrity and origin of the file contents.  

The software retrieves certificates and updates certificate revocation

lists using the Internet, when available.
• Information Rights Management.  The software contains a feature that

allows you to create content that cannot be printed, copied or sent to

others without your permission. You may need to connect to Microsoft to

use this feature for the first time. Once a year, you may need to re-

connect to Microsoft to update it. For more information, go to

www.office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010397891033.aspx.  You

may choose not to use this feature.
www.office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/FX101153391033.aspx for

more information.
b. Misuse of Internet-based Services.  You may not use these services in

any way that could harm them or impair anyone else’s use of them.  You

may not use the services to try to gain unauthorized access to any

service, data, account or network by any means.
7. SCOPE OF LICENSE.  The software is licensed, not sold. This

agreement only gives you some rights to use the software.  Microsoft and

if applicable your manufacturer, reserve all other rights.  Unless

applicable law gives you more rights despite this limitation, you may use

the software only as expressly permitted in this agreement.  In doing so,

you must comply with any technical limitations in the software that only

allow you to use it in certain ways.  For more information, see

www.microsoft.com/licensing/userights.  You may not:
• work around any technical limitations in the software;
• reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the software, except and

only to the extent that applicable law expressly permits, despite this

limitation;
• make more copies of the software than specified in this agreement or

allowed by applicable law, despite this limitation;
• publish the software for others to copy;
• use the software in any way that is against the law;
• rent, lease or lend the software; or
• use the software for commercial software hosting services.
8. BACKUP COPY.  You may make one backup copy of the media.  You

may use it only to reinstall the software.
9. DOCUMENTATION.  Any person that has valid access to your

computer or internal network may copy and use the documentation for

your internal, reference purposes.
10. NOT FOR RESALE SOFTWARE.  You may not sell software marked as

“NFR” or “Not for Resale.”
11. MILITARY APPRECIAION EDITION SOFTWARE.  You must be a

“Qualified Military User” to use software marked as “Military

Appreciation Edition.”  To be a Qualified Military User, you must be:
• Active U. S. Military personnel with valid Military identification;
• Retired U.S. Military personnel with valid Military identification; or
• Dependent of U.S. Military personnel meeting one of the above criteria

with a valid Military identification.
12. UPGRADE OR CONVERSION.  To upgrade or convert software, you

must first be licensed for the software that is eligible for the upgrade or

conversion.  Upon upgrade or conversion, this agreement takes the place

of the agreement for the software you upgraded or converted from.  After

you upgrade or convert, you may no longer use the earlier version of the

software you upgraded or converted from.
13. PROOF OF LICENSE.
a.    Genuine Proof of License.   If you acquired the software on a

disc or other media, a genuine Microsoft proof of license label with a

genuine copy of the software identifies software licensed under the

terms of this agreement. To be valid, this label must appear on Microsoft

packaging.  If you receive the label separately, it is invalid. You should

keep the packaging that has the label on it to prove that you are licensed

to use the software.  If you acquire the software without a disc or other

media, your proof of purchase and any accompanying collateral from

your merchant identifying the software is your proof of license. Proof of

purchase may be subject to verification by your merchant’s records.
b.      Upgrade or Conversion License.  If you upgrade or convert the

software, your proof of license is identified by
• the genuine Microsoft proof of license for the software you upgraded or

converted from; and
• proof of purchase and any accompanying collateral from a merchant

identifying the software you upgraded or converted to. Proof of purchase

may be subject to verification by your merchant’s records.
c.    To identify genuine Microsoft software, see

www.howtotell.com.
14. TRANSFER TO A THIRD PARTY.  You may transfer the software

directly to a third party only with the licensed device.  You may not

retain any copies.  Before any permitted transfer, the other party must

agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software.  

The transfer must include the proof of license.   If the software is an

upgrade, any transfer must also include all prior versions of the

software.  Military Appreciation Edition software may only be

transferred to other Qualified Military Users.
15. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS.  The software is subject to United States

export laws and regulations.  You must comply with all domestic and

international export laws and regulations that apply to the software.  

These laws include restrictions on destinations, end users and end use.  

For additional information, see www.microsoft.com/exporting.
16. SUPPORT SERVICES.  Microsoft provides support services for the

software as described at

www.support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx.
17. ENTIRE AGREEMENT.  This agreement (including the warranty

below), any addendum or amendment included with the software, and

the terms for supplements, updates, Internet-based services and support

services that you use, are the entire agreement for the software and

support services.
18. APPLICABLE LAW.
a. United States.  If you acquired the software in the United States,

Washington state law governs the interpretation of this agreement and

applies to claims for breach of it, regardless of conflict of laws principles.

 The laws of the state where you live govern all other claims, including

claims under state consumer protection laws, unfair competition laws,

and in tort.
b. Outside the United States.  If you acquired the software in any other

country, the laws of that country apply.
19. LEGAL EFFECT.  This agreement describes certain legal rights.  You

may have other rights under the laws of your state or country.  You may

also have rights with respect to the party from whom you acquired the

software.  This agreement does not change your rights under the laws of

your state or country if the laws of your state or country do not permit it

to do so.
20. LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES.  YOU CAN

RECOVER FROM MICROSOFT AND ITS SUPPLIERS ONLY DIRECT

DAMAGES UP TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE SOFTWARE. YOU

CANNOT RECOVER ANY OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING

CONSEQUENTIAL, LOST PROFITS, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR

INCIDENTAL DAMAGES.
This limitation applies to
• anything related to the software, services, content (including code) on

third party Internet sites, or third party programs; and
• claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, guarantee or

condition, strict liability, negligence, or other tort to the extent

permitted by applicable law.
It also applies even if
• repair, replacement or a refund for the software does not fully

compensate you for any losses; or
• Microsoft knew or should have known about the possibility of the

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.  They also may not apply to you because your country may

not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential or

other damages.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
A. LIMITED WARRANTY.  If you follow the instructions, the software will

perform substantially as described in the Microsoft materials that you

receive in or with the software.  
B. TERM OF WARRANTY; WARRANTY RECIPIENT; LENGTH OF ANY

IMPLIED WARRANTIES.  THE LIMITED WARRANTY COVERS THE

SOFTWARE FOR ONE YEAR AFTER ACQUIRED BY THE FIRST USER.  IF

YOU RECEIVE SUPPLEMENTS, UPDATES, OR REPLACEMENT

SOFTWARE DURING THAT YEAR, THEY WILL BE COVERED FOR THE

REMAINDER OF THE WARRANTY OR 30 DAYS, WHICHEVER IS

LONGER.  If the first user transfers the software, the remainder of the

warranty will apply to the recipient.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,

GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS LAST ONLY DURING THE TERM OF

THE LIMITED WARRANTY.  Some states do not allow limitations on how

long an implied warranty lasts, so these limitations may not apply to you.

 They also might not apply to you because some countries may not allow

limitations on how long an implied warranty, guarantee or condition

lasts.
C. EXCLUSIONS FROM WARRANTY.  This warranty does not cover

problems caused by your acts (or failures to act), the acts of others, or

events beyond Microsoft’s reasonable control.  
D. REMEDY FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY.  MICROSOFT WILL REPAIR

OR REPLACE THE SOFTWARE AT NO CHARGE.  IF MICROSOFT

CANNOT REPAIR OR REPLACE IT, MICROSOFT WILL REFUND THE

AMOUNT SHOWN ON YOUR RECEIPT FOR THE SOFTWARE.  IT WILL

ALSO REPAIR OR REPLACE SUPPLEMENTS, UPDATES AND

REPLACEMENT SOFTWARE AT NO CHARGE.  IF MICROSOFT CANNOT

REPAIR OR REPLACE THEM, IT WILL REFUND THE AMOUNT YOU

PAID FOR THEM, IF ANY.  YOU MUST UNINSTALL THE SOFTWARE

AND RETURN ANY MEDIA AND OTHER ASSOCIATED MATERIALS TO

MICROSOFT WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE TO OBTAIN A REFUND.  

THESE ARE YOUR ONLY REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF THE LIMITED

WARRANTY.
E. CONSUMER RIGHTS NOT AFFECTED.  YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL

CONSUMER RIGHTS UNDER YOUR LOCAL LAWS, WHICH THIS

AGREEMENT CANNOT CHANGE.
F. WARRANTY PROCEDURES.  You need proof of purchase for warranty

service.
1. United States and Canada.  For warranty service or information about

how to obtain a refund for software acquired in the United States and

Canada, contact Microsoft at
• (800) MICROSOFT;
• Microsoft Customer Service and Support, One Microsoft Way,

Redmond, WA 98052-6399; or
• visit www.microsoft.com/info/nareturns.htm.
2. Europe, Middle East and Africa.  If you acquired the software in

Europe, the Middle East or Africa, Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited

makes this limited warranty.  To make a claim under this warranty, you

should contact either
• Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, Customer Care Centre, Atrium

Building Block B, Carmanhall Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin

18, Ireland; or
• the Microsoft affiliate serving your country (see

www.microsoft.com/worldwide).
3. Outside United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East and Africa.  If you

acquired the software outside the United States, Canada, Europe, the

Middle East and Africa, contact the Microsoft affiliate serving your

country (see www.microsoft.com/worldwide).
G. NO OTHER WARRANTIES.  THE LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE ONLY

DIRECT WARRANTY FROM MICROSOFT.  MICROSOFT GIVES NO

OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS.  

WHERE ALLOWED BY YOUR LOCAL LAWS, MICROSOFT EXCLUDES

IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A

PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.  If your local laws

give you any implied warranties, guarantees or conditions, despite this

exclusion, your remedies are described in the Remedy for Breach of

Warranty clause above, to the extent permitted by your local laws.
H. LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF

WARRANTY.  THE LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES

CLAUSE ABOVE APPLIES TO BREACHES OF THIS LIMITED

WARRANTY.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY

ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.  

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM COUNTRY

TO COUNTRYen


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