PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT
(“AGREEMENT”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SOFTWARE (AS DEFINED BELOW).
THIS IS A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND AVAST SOFTWARE s.r.o.,
A COMPANY DULY ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE CZECH
REPUBLIC, REGISTERED IN THE COMMERCIAL REGISTER MAINTAINED BY THE
MUNICIPAL COURT IN PRAGUE IN SECTION C, INSERT NO. 216540, IDENTIFICATION NO.
021 764 75 (“AVAST”). BY ASSENTING ELECTRONICALLY, INSTALLING OR USING THIS
SOFTWARE YOU ACCEPT ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. If
you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, do not continue the installation
process and delete or destroy all copies of the Software in your possession.
This Agreement accompanies certain software (including any upgrades or updates thereto as provided
by AVAST, the “Software”) and related explanatory written materials. In this Agreement,
“Documentation” means on-line explanatory information provided with the Software together with
any information provided by AVAST that lists the conditions subject to which you may use (or
continue to use) the Software (the “Documentation”).
AVAST grants to you a non-exclusive license to use the Software and the Documentation for the
agreed term indicated in the Documentation or applicable transaction materials made available to you
at the time you purchase the Software (the “Service Period”), provided that you agree to the terms and
conditions of this Agreement.
2. Permitted use of the software
You may install and use the Software on up to the agreed number of computers indicated in the
Documentation or other transaction materials made available to you at the time you purchase the
Software (the “Permitted Number of Computers”). The Software must be used exclusively by you or
members of your household. You may also make one backup copy of the Software.
Provided the Software is configured for network use, you may install and use the Software on one or
more file servers for use on a single local area network for only one (but not both) of the following
- either permanent installation of the Software onto a hard disk or other storage device for up to
the Permitted Number of Computers, or
- use of the Software over such single local area network, provided the number of different
computers on which the Software is used does not exceed the Permitted Number of
ANY USE OF THE SOFTWARE OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZED BY THIS
SECTION OR ANY RESALE OR FURTHER DISTRIBUTION OF THE SOFTWARE
CONSTITUTES A MATERIAL BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT AND MAY VIOLATE
APPLICABLE COPYRIGHT LAWS.
3. Upgrades and updates
Upgrades and updates of the Software shall be provided to you by AVAST during the term of the
license indicated in the Documentation or other transaction materials made available to you at the time
you purchase the Software. You will not be entitled to receive any feature or content updates or
upgrades of the Software unless you renew the Service Period or purchase a new subscription.
4. Ownership rights
The Software and Documentation is the intellectual property of AVAST and is protected by applicable
copyright laws, international treaty provisions and other applicable laws of the country in which the
Software is being used. The structure, organization and code of the Software are valuable trade secrets
and confidential information of AVAST. To the extent you provide any comments or suggestions
about the Software to AVAST, AVAST shall have the right to retain and use any such comments or
suggestions in our current or future products or services, without further compensation to you and
without your approval of such retention or use.
Except as stated in this Agreement, your possession, installation and use of the Software does not grant
you any rights or title to any intellectual property rights in the Software or Documentation. All rights
to the Software and Documentation, including all associated copyrights, patents, trade secret rights,
trademarks and other intellectual property rights, are reserved by AVAST.
You may not copy or use the Software or the Documentation except as set forth in Section 2 of this
Agreement. You may not remove any proprietary notices or labels on the Software; any copies that
you are permitted to make pursuant to this Agreement must contain the same copyright and other
proprietary notices that appear on and in the Software. You agree not to modify, adapt, translate,
reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Software or otherwise attempt to discover the source
code of the Software or algorithms contained therein or create any derivative works from the Software.
You are not permitted to use the Software in connection with the provision of any commercial services
which include processing or transferring the data of or for other persons or entities (“Data”), including
cloud computing and “Software as a Service” solutions, providing storage capacities for Data;
transmitting, routing of or providing connection to Data or providing information search tool services.
You may not permit third parties to benefit from the use or functionality of the Software via a
timesharing, service bureau or other similar arrangement.
You may not rent, lease, sub-license, or lend the Software or the Documentation or any portions
thereof. You may, however, transfer all your rights to use the Software and the Documentation to
another person provided that (i) the transferee accepts the terms of this Agreement; (ii) you transfer the
Software, including all copies, updates and prior versions, and all Documentation to such person; and
(iii) you retain no copies of the Software or of the Documentation, including but not limited to copies
stored on your computer. Partial transfer of your rights under this Agreement, including transferring
use of a portion of the Permitted Number of Computers to another person, is strictly prohibited.
7. Limited warranty; disclaimers and exclusion of liability
AVAST warrants to you that the Software will perform substantially in accordance with the
Documentation for a period of thirty (30) days following your receipt of the Software. To make a
warranty claim, you must return the Software to the location where you obtained it along with a copy
of your sales receipt within the thirty (30) day warranty period. If the Software does not perform
substantially in accordance with the Documentation, the entire and exclusive liability of AVAST and
its distributors and agents and your exclusive remedy shall be limited to, at AVAST’S option, either (i)
replacement of the Software or (ii) refund of the license fee you paid for the Software This limited
warranty is void if the Software does not perform substantially in accordance with the Documentation
as a result of any accident, abuse, alteration or misapplication of the Software by you or any third party
other than AVAST, its distributors or agents.
Be aware that the Software may make changes to your computer that may adversely affect its
functionality, such as deleting system or application files identified (correctly or incorrectly) by the
Software as infected. You acknowledge and agree to such changes to your computer that may occur as
a result of your use of the Software. The Software is not fault-tolerant and as such is not designed for
use in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance.
AVAST AND ITS DISTRIBUTORS DO NOT AND CANNOT WARRANT THE PERFORMANCE
OR RESULTS YOU MAY OBTAIN BY USING THE SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION. THE
REMEDY IN THIS SECTION STATES THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES FOR
AVAST’S OR ITS DISTRIBUTORS’ OR AGENTS’ BREACH OF WARRANTY. EXCEPT FOR
THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY, THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND
AVAST AND ITS DISTRIBUTORS MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR
CONDITIONS AND, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ANY
AND ALL CONDITIONS AND WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW OR
JURISPRUDENCE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABLE
QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
YOU AGREE AND ACCEPT THAT, TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO
EVENT WILL AVAST OR ITS DISTRIBUTORS OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY
DAMAGES, ESPECIALLY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES,
INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS OR LOST DATA, EVEN IF AVAST OR ITS
DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY THIRD PARTY. YOU AGREE AND ACCEPT
THAT, TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO CASE SHALL AVAST’S OR ITS
DISTRIBUTORS’ OR AGENTS’ LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF
THE LICENSE FEE YOU PAID FOR THE SOFTWARE FOR THE APPLICABLE SERVICE
THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY OF AVAST AND ITS
DISTRIBUTORS DO NOT LIMIT POTENTIAL LIABILITY FOR DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY
OR FRAUD OVER THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS.
8. Privacy; processing of personal information
The Software collects certain information, which may include personally identifiable information,
from the computer on which it is installed, including:
- Information and files (including executable files) on your computer identified by the
Software as potentially infected, together with the information about the nature of
- Copies of the files identified by the Software as potentially infected or parts thereof may be
automatically sent to AVAST for further examination and analysis;
- Certain information about your computer hardware, software and/or network connection;
- Certain information about the installation and operation of the Software and encountered
errors or problems; and
- Statistical information about threats detected by the Software; and
- Information about existing browser settings.
AVAST reserves the right to store and use the information collected by the Software and to share such
information within the AVAST Group in order to improve the AVAST Group’s current and future
products and services, to help the AVAST Group develop new products and services, and to better
understand the behavior of AVAST’s users. AVAST may publish or share such information with third
parties that are not part of the AVAST Group but will only ever do so after removing personally
identifiable information. For the purposes hereof, “AVAST Group” means AVAST, its parent
companies and any company that is controlled by or under common control with AVAST or its parent
By using the Software you acknowledge and agree that AVAST Group or its distributors or agents
may collect and use the information as described above. You are giving this consent on behalf of all
users of all computers where the Software will be used under this license and you accept full
responsibility for informing all users and acquiring their fully informed, free and valid consent with
processing of their personal information by the Software as described above.
The collected information may be transferred to third parties or to other countries that may have less
protective data protection laws than the country or region in which you are situated (including the
European Union). AVAST takes measures to ensure that any collected information will receive an
adequate level of protection if and when transferred. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this
Agreement or any Documentation or other materials provided to you in connection with the Software,
AVAST reserves all rights to cooperate with any legal process or government inquiry (including, but
not limited to, court orders and law enforcement requests) related to your use of the Software. In
connection with such cooperation, AVAST may provide documents and information relevant to a
court subpoena or government or other legal investigation, which may include disclosure of your
personally identifiable information. AVAST may also use statistics derived from the collected
information to track and publish reports on security risk trends.
By using the Software, you acknowledge and agree that AVAST may collect, transmit, store, disclose
and analyze such information for any of the foregoing purposes listed in this Section.
of this Agreement and for one (1) year thereafter to (i) AVAST sharing information collected by you
during your purchase, installation or registration of the Software with AVAST’s distributors and other
business partners and (ii) use of such information by AVAST, its distributors and other business
partners to present you with information that may be relevant to you, including offers of software,
services or other products.
9. U.S Government restricted rights
This Software and Documentation are deemed to be “commercial computer software” and
“commercial computer software documentation”, respectively, and subject to certain restricted rights
as identified in FAR Section 52.227-19 “Commercial Computer Software - Restricted Rights” and
DFARS 227.7202, “Rights in Commercial Computer Software or Commercial Computer Software
Documentation”, as applicable, or any successor U.S. regulations. Any use, modification,
reproduction, release, performance, display or disclosure of the Software by the U.S. Government shall
be done solely in accordance with this Agreement.
10. Export regulations
You agree and accept that the Software and the Documentation may be subject to import and export
laws of any country, including those of the United States (specifically the Export Administration
Regulations (EAR)) and the European Union. If you transfer or export the Software, which in all cases
must be done in accordance with this Agreement, you agree to and acknowledge that you are
exclusively responsible for complying with all applicable laws and regulations, including but not
limited to all United States and European Union trade sanctions and export regulations (including any
activities relating to nuclear, chemical or biological materials or weapons, missiles or technology
capable of mass destruction), regardless of the country in which you reside in or of which you are a
11. Governing law and jurisdiction
The laws of the State of California, excluding its conflicts of law rules, govern this Agreement and
your use of the Software and the Documentation. The application of the United Nations Convention on
Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. The courts located within the
county of Santa Clara, California shall be the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any dispute or legal
matter arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or your use of the Software and the
Documentation. Notwithstanding this, you agree that AVAST shall still be allowed to apply for
injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.
This Agreement is the entire agreement between you and AVAST relating to the Software and
Documentation. This Agreement supersedes all prior or contemporaneous oral or written
communications, proposals, and representations with respect to the Software or Documentation.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this Agreement will diminish any rights you may have
under existing consumer protection legislation or other applicable laws in your jurisdiction that may
not be waived by contract.
This Agreement will immediately terminate upon your breach of any obligation contained herein
(especially your obligations in Sections 2, 5, 10 which will cause forfeiture of any rights you may have
to refund of the license fee paid for the Software). AVAST reserves the right to any other remedies
available under law in the event your breach of this Agreement adversely affects AVAST or its
distributors or agents. The limitations of liability and disclaimers of warranty and damages contained
herein shall survive termination of this Agreement. This Agreement may be modified by the
Documentation. No provision hereof shall be deemed waived unless such waiver shall be in writing
and signed by AVAST. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this
Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.