Single Use License Agreement

IMPORTANT READ CAREFULLY: This End User License Agreement (the “Agreement”) is a legal agreement between you and Piedmont Dwellings, Inc, a Georgia company with a principal business address of PO Box 82861 Conyers, GA 30013 (hereinafter “Licensor,” “we,” or “us”). By downloading or otherwise using the Licensed Product, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, then you should not download, agree to order, or otherwise use this Licensed Product.

You should treat the Licensed Product like a reasonably prudent person or entity would treat copyrighted material. You shall not copy or use the Licensed Product except as is otherwise expressly permitted below. The Licensed Product as provided to you shall be deemed “confidential” as is set forth herein.

You should also read the full text describing the risks below and accept and acknowledge the risks before you use the Licensed Product in accordance with this Agreement.

Either of us may be referred to individually as a “Party” or collectively as the “Parties.”

BEFORE YOU CLICK ON THE “I ACCEPT” BUTTON, PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT SET FORTH HEREUNDER. BY CLICKING ON THE “I ACCEPT” BUTTON, YOU ARE BOUND BY AND HAVE BECOME A PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, THEN PLEASE DO NOT CLICK THE “I ACCEPT” BUTTON.

1. Our Plans

Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. licenses and distributes building plans for the construction of houses (the Licensed Product”) The Licensed Product construction drawings. Our plans assume general construction knowledge, including but not limited to roofing, electrical, plumbing, and framing knowledge. We recommend consulting with a licensed contractor prior to attempting to build a house from the Licensed Product.

Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. plans have not been checked for compliance with the particular codes or conditions in your area. We recommend that you consult with your local building officials before installing any new structure, in order to ensure that your house will comply with local building codes.  You are fully responsible for adapting the original design to the requirements of your building site and any applicable local codes and/or regulations.

This license is intended for the construction of a single house only. Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. also offers a multiple-use license for users requiring additional rights to the Licensed Product.

2. Intellectual Property in the Plans

Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. shall retain all right, title, and interest to the Licensed Product (“Intellectual Property”), and all other proprietary rights in the original and all subsequent copies of the design, and any part thereof, regardless of the form or media in which and on which the original and other copies may exist.  Title, ownership, and all other proprietary rights remain with Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. even if the design or any part thereof, are modified by you or your agents, or are included in altered designs created or modified by you or your agents.  You acknowledge that no title to or rights in the Intellectual Property are transferred to you from Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. under this Agreement. You agree not to remove any trademark, copyright, or other proprietary notices on or in any portion of the Licensed Product as delivered and you agree to reproduce all such notices on all authorized copies.  This license is not a sale.

3. License

Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. grants to you a non-exclusive, nontransferable license solely for use to (a) use the Licensed Product to construct a single house based upon the Licensed Product; (b) use this Licensed Product as is or altered by Purchaser (or its agents), for the sole purpose of constructing one structure at the site listed below, (c) provide this design, in whole or part, to others (sub-contractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, and others, herein referred to as “Agents”) for the purpose of allowing them to assist in the estimating and construction of one structure; (d) if purchasing an electronically delivered PDF form of the design, access electronically, use, and display the Licensed Product on a single workstation and to print or make additional hard copies of the Licensed Product for use to construct a single house based upon the Licensed Product; (e) your rights in the Licensed Product shall be limited to those expressly granted in this Agreement. Any use which exceeds the scope of this license grant shall be deemed to constitute a material breach of this Agreement, including but not limited to using the Licensed Product for commercial purposes or building more than a single house without first paying the appropriate fees to secure the additional licensing rights.

4. Restrictions

You shall not distribute, share, rent, resell, lease, sublicense, reproduce, or otherwise disclose or transfer the Licensed Product to any third party. You shall not use the Licensed Product in a network, or in any other multiple use arrangement, or allow third parties to have electronic access to the Licensed Product. You shall not use the Licensed Product for any commercial purposes, make additional hard copies of the Licensed Product to produce more than one structure, share any copies of the Licensed Product with third parties, or permit the Licensed Product to be used by any third party for commercial purposes. You shall not share any customizations you have made to the Licensed Product with any third party or use those customizations for any commercial purpose, nor shall you permit any third party to disassemble or reverse engineer your house after it is constructed.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you are authorized to distribute additional hard copies to contractors while constructing a single house; provided that, however, such contractors may not use the Licensed Product to build any house other than said one house, and they must return or destroy all hard copies upon completion of the work.

Any failure to abide by the restrictions set forth in this Section shall expressly constitute a material breach of this Agreement.

5. Term; Termination

This Agreement commences as of the date on which you pay the license fee (“Effective Date”) and is perpetual. This Agreement will automatically terminate upon notice in the event you materially breach any term or condition of this Agreement. You understand that exceeding the scope of the license shall expressly constitute a material breach of this Agreement. Upon any material breach, your non-exclusive license shall cease and terminate, and you shall have no further right to access electronically, use, display, print, reproduce, make copies of, or make archival back-up copies of the Licensed Product.

The following terms and conditions shall survive any termination of this Agreement: Sections 2, 4, 5, and 9-14.

6. Payment

You agree to pay an up-front license fee, which shall be due and payable upon your acceptance of this Agreement. All sales are final. There shall be no refunds issued for any reason.

7. Technical Support

Technical support is not included with your license.

8. Limited Warranty

We warrant that the electronic delivery format of the Licensed Product will be free from physical defects for a period of 5 days following the Effective Date.

9 Disclaimer of Other Warranties

The Licensed Product is provided on an “as is” basis. Use of the Licensed Product is at your own risk. You solely assume any and all risks with respect to the construction of a house based on the Licensed Product. Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. makes no warranty that the Licensed Product will meet all of your needs or result in a successful or satisfactory outcome for you, nor can the Licensed Product be guaranteed to be completely accurate, current, complete, or free from errors and omissions. Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. makes no warranty that the Licensed Product will comply with the particular codes or conditions in your area, nor does Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. warrant your actual costs associated with the Licensed Product.   Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. does not warrant that access to the Licensed Product will be continuous, uninterrupted, bug-free, error-free, virus-free, or free of technical problems. We will use reasonable care, however, to provide uninterrupted, bug-free, error-free, electronic delivery of the Licensed Product.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE, PIEDMONT DWELLINGS, INC. EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, RESULTS, GUARANTEES, OR REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE LICENSED PRODUCT, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABLE OR SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, OR ARISING FROM THE COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, COURSE OF DEALING, OR USAGE OF TRADE

10. Remedies

Upon receipt of written notice from you of a physical defect in the delivery format of the Licensed Product, Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. entire liability and your sole and exclusive remedy shall be to receive a replacement electronic delivery of the Licensed Product at no charge. Any replacement electronic delivery of the Licensed Product will be warranted for the remainder of the original period of the Limited Warranty.

11. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. its officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, representatives, and agents from and against any and all loss, damage liability, and expense (including without limitation reasonable fees for attorneys and experts) arising out of any claim, demand, cause of action, debt or liability, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, to the extent that such action is based upon a claim that (a) if true, would constitute a breach of any representations or agreements by you hereunder; (b) arises out of any negligence or willful misconduct by you; (c) you have infringed the intellectual property rights hereunder; or (d) is based on any third party claim that arises out of this Agreement.

12. Limitation of Liability; Consequential Damages

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. liability under this Agreement shall be limited to the total fees you pay to us pursuant to this Agreement. In no event shall Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. be liable for any incidental, consequential, indirect, special, or punitive damages, or lost profits, arising out of, or related to, this Agreement, even if Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. has been advised of the possibility thereof, and regardless of whether the claim is based on contract, tort, or another theory or cause of action.

13. Miscellaneous

Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. relationship shall be that of third party contractors, and neither party to this agreement will have the right, power, or authority to assume, create, or incur any expense, liability, or obligation, express or implied, on behalf of the other. You may not assign or transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of Piedmont Dwellings, Inc.  You agree that Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. may assign this Agreement without prior notice in the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or part of our business. No waiver of any breach of the terms of this Agreement, no matter how long continuing or how often repeated, shall be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach thereof, nor shall any delay or omission to exercise any right, power, or privilege hereunder be deemed a waiver of such right, power, or privilege. If any provision of this Agreement is held unenforceable or in conflict with the law of any jurisdiction, the validity of the remaining provisions shall not be affected by such holding. The meaning of that provision will be construed to the extent feasible, to render the provision enforceable.  If no feasible interpretation will save such provision, it is to be severed from the remainder of the terms of this Agreement, which are to remain in full force and effect. This Agreement contains the entire understanding of the Parties with respect to the subject matter contained herein, and shall supersede all prior agreements and understandings, whether written or oral. This sale does not give the buyer any rights to, reproduce, distribute,  or make any other use of the Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. logo, any plans, specifications, instructions, manuals, photographs or other such materials supplied with the Licensed Product without the express written permission of Piedmont Dwellings, Inc.  All symbols, graphic conventions, and collections of drawn entities contained within these drawings, representing the design, are considered a portion of the whole, and are subject to all terms and conditions herein.

14. Governing Law; Dispute Resolution

This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Georgia, without regard to conflicts of law principles. All disputes arising under this Agreement shall be submitted to binding arbitration in Conyers, GA under the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association by one arbitrator mutually agreed upon by both you and Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. in accordance with the aforementioned Rules. Costs of the arbitration, including administrative and arbitrators’ fees, shall be shared equally by each of us. The arbitration award shall be final and each of us shall comply in good faith to the entry of the arbitrator’s award in any court having jurisdiction. If judicial enforcement or review of the arbitrator’s decision is sought, the prevailing party shall be entitled to costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. For the avoidance of doubt, all claims brought against Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. shall be resolved in accordance with this Section.  All claims filed or brought against Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. contrary to this Section shall be considered improperly filed. Should you file a claim contrary to this Section, you agree that Piedmont Dwellings, Inc. may recover attorneys’ fees and costs provided that you are notified in writing of the improperly filed claim and you have failed to properly withdraw the claim.

By clicking “Accept”, I do hereby agree to the above terms and conditions and indicate my understanding that ALL SALES ARE FINAL.