WinBUGS License Agreement ------------------------- INTRODUCTION This software and any associated documentation whether electronic or printed (hereinafter called "WinBUGS PACKAGE") is made available under a license agreement and may be used only in accordance with the terms of that agreement. This is a legal agreement between you (the Licensee), and the MRC and Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (the Licenser). The terms of the license are provided in this page. Users are required to register and to pay a fee for the use of the WinBUGS PACKAGE. Details of fees and the procedure for registration and acceptance of the license terms is provided here. There is no fee payable for the use of the demonstration (Internet) version of the WinBUGS package. Users of the demonstration version of the WinBUGS package can upgrade to the full version on payment of a fee. The current fee is zero dollars ($0). By completing and sending the registration you demonstrate your agreement to the terms of this license and will become legally bound to the terms therein. It should be emphasised that the statistical tools provided in the WinBUGS PACKAGE are by their very nature partly subjective. The Licenser cannot offer advice on interpretation of results obtained using the WinBUGS PACKAGE. Any assistance will be strictly limited to attempting to help if there are problems formulating the statistical problem with the WinBUGS PACKAGE. The Licenser makes no representation or warranties with respect to the WinBUGS PACKAGE and specifically disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The Licenser reserves the right to revise WinBUGS PACKAGE and to make changes therein from time to time without obligation to notify any person or organisation of such revision or changes. While Licenser will make every effort to ensure the reliability of the WinBUGS PACKAGE neither the Licenser nor its employees or agents may be held responsible for errors, omissions or other inaccuracies or any consequences thereof. LICENSE TERMS ------------ DEFINITIONS: The term "WinBUGS PACKAGE" as used in this Agreement means the software and any associated documentation whether electronic or printed, together with any updates subsequently supplied by Licenser. This license agreement gives you (the Licensee) certain limited rights to use the WinBUGS PACKAGE. The Licensee does not become the owner of, the Licenser retains title to all of, the WinBUGS PACKAGE. Licensee assumes responsibility for the selection and use of the WinBUGS PACKAGE to achieve intended results, and for the installation, use and results obtained from the WinBUGS PACKAGE. All rights not specifically granted in this License are expressly reserved by the Licenser. GRANT OF LICENSE: Licenser grants the Licensee, a non-exclusive license and right to use the WinBUGS PACKAGE. WARRANTY: EXCEPT AS STATED ABOVE, THE LICENSED PROGRAM IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LICENSER BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF PROFIT, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SPECIAL INCIDENTAL CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES. LICENSEE WILL NOT HOLD THE LICENSER OR ITS EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENCES ARISING FROM LICENSEE'S USE OF THE PACKAGE. LICENSEE WILL HOLD HARMLESS THE LICENSER FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF WHATSOEVER NATURE ARISING FROM LICENSEE'S USE OF THE WinBUGS PACKAGE. COPYRIGHTS: The WinBUGS PACKAGE is owned by the LICENSER and is protected by copyright laws. The WinBUGS PACKAGE has been provided to the end user pursuant to this Agreement. This Agreement is governed by the laws of England.