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Terms and conditions.


Academic use

Endeavour is free for academic use, however please carefully read the terms and conditions (see below) before use. Please do not hesitate to read our help section in case you have questions / problems regarding the tool. If you can not find the answer to your question in that section, please contact us, we will do our best to help you.

Commercial use

Although Endeavour is free for academic use, an agreement should be defined for a commercial use of any of our softwares. If you are interested, the first step in that regard is to contact Wim De Clercq (Resarch and Development) and Prof. Yves Moreau (Bioinformatics group).

Terms and conditions

It is preliminary stated that Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, more specifically its Division ESAT/SCD SISTA/COSIC/DOCARCH, for the purposes of this Agreement represented by K.U. LEUVEN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, Groot Begijnhof, Benedenstraat 59, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium, ("hereinafter referred to as K.U. LEUVEN"), and Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology vzw, Rijvisschestraat 120, B-9052 Zwijnaarde, Belgium ("hereinafter referred to as VIB") jointly own the copyright of the ENDEAVOUR software. Therefore it is convened the following.

  1. Use of the ENDEAVOUR software
  2. If you qualify as an Academic User, K.U.LEUVEN and VIB grant you a royalty-free, non-exclusive and non-transferable limited license (with no right to sub-license) to use the ENDEAVOUR software for your non-commercial research use only. Academic User means a user of the ENDEAVOUR software :

    1. Who is employed by, or a student enrolled at, or a scientist legitimately affiliated with an academic, non-profit or government institution; and
    2. Whose use of the ENDEAVOUR software is on behalf of and in the interest of such academic, non-profit or government institution and is not on behalf of a commercial entity.

    In exchange for this license to use the ENDEAVOUR software you agree to the following:

    1. Access and use this ENDEAVOUR software only if you qualify as an Academic User;
    2. Discontinue use if at any time you fail to qualify as an Academic User;
    3. Access and use this ENDEAVOUR software for non-commercial research purposes only;
    4. At all times, comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations with respect to your use of this ENDEAVOUR software;
    5. Not to use or access the ENDEAVOUR software (a) directly on the behalf of any commercial entity or (b) upon the direct or indirect request or inquiry of any commercial entity.

  3. Warranty, Liability and Indemnity
    1. The ENDEAVOUR software is provided on an "as is," "as available" basis without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent possible pursuant to the applicable law, K.U. LEUVEN and VIB disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement or other violation of rights. K.U. LEUVEN and/or VIB do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use, validity, accuracy, or reliability of, or the results of the use of, or otherwise respecting, the information and materials on the ENDEAVOUR software or any sites linked to the ENDEAVOUR software.

    2. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall K.U.LEUVEN, VIB or its suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, loss of data or loss of profits arising out of the use, or the inability to use the site or the materials contained herein or accessed through, the ENDEAVOUR software, even if K.U. LEUVEN, VIB or a K.U.Leuven authorized representative or a VIB authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

  4. Intellectual Property Rights
  5. By using the ENDEAVOUR software, you do not acquire any intellectual property right to the ENDEAVOUR software or any part thereof, nor do you acquire any license or other rights under any patents, patent applications, trade secrets or other proprietary rights of K.U. LEUVEN or VIB, except as expressly granted herein.

  6. Publication
  7. The Academic User shall acknowledge K.U.LEUVEN and VIB as the provider of software and shall include a reference to Aerts S, Lambrechts D, Maity S, Van Loo P, Coessens B, De Smet F, Tranchevent LC, De Moor B, Marynen P, Hassan B, Carmeliet P, Moreau Y. Gene prioritization through genomic data fusion. Nat Biotechnol. 2006 May;24(5):537-544 in any manuscript describing data obtained using Licensed Software.