Single User License
The StarFire License applies to StarFire signals used by a single StarFire receiver. The License is created, subject to the terms and conditions set out in this document, by execution of a separate legal agreement called a StarFire Signal License Instrument ("License Instrument"). A separate License Instrument must be executed for each StarFire License issued and any specific terms or restrictions contained in the License Instrument become part of the License in addition to the terms and conditions of this document. The License may not be transferred to any other StarFire receiver without permission from Deere, and it may not be used on more than one StarFire receiver at any one time. You agree that the StarFire signal will be used only in a StarFire receiver that is provided by Deere or by a Deere authorized StarFire distributor.
StarFire Licenses may be issued with certain geographic and/or application restrictions which permit the use of the signals only in these Licensed Areas as further defined in Attachment A. You agree that You will not use the StarFire signals in geographic or application areas for which the License does not authorize their use. See Attachment A and the applicable License Instrument.
Period of Validity
StarFire Licenses are issued with temporal restrictions which specify the time period for which the License is valid. You agree that the StarFire signal will not be used for any purpose outside the time periods for which the License is valid. See Attachment A and the applicable License Instrument.
The License becomes effective on the later of the dates on which the License is signed by User and Deere.
You agree to pay the License Fee defined on the License Instrument for the use of the StarFire signal. Failure to make payment as specified in this page will cause User to be in breach of the License and subject to termination as defined in Section 12.
Deere reserves the right to change the License Fee for the StarFire signal at any time. Changes in the License Fee will not affect Your current License for the remaining Term of the License. When such a change is enacted, You will not get the benefits of a cost reduction or be required to pay a cost increase.
Disclaimer of Liability
THE USER OF THE STARFIRE SIGNALS ACCEPTS ALL LIABILITY FOR THE USE OF THE STARFIRE SIGNAL. IN NO EVENT WILL Deere, ITS PRINCIPALS, SHAREHOLDERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, OR PARENT ORGANIZATIONS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE STARFIRE SIGNAL. ANY USE OF THE STARFIRE SIGNAL IS ENTIRELY AT THE USER'S RISK, AND YOU AGREE TO HOLD Deere HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS OR LOSSES RELATING TO ANY USE OF THE STARFIRE SIGNAL. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS AN ESSENTIAL CONDITION OF THE LICENSE.
Disclaimer of Warranty
Deere DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES (WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED), ANY FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY MERCHANTABILITY CONDITIONS. Deere MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE STARFIRE SIGNAL FOR ANY PURPOSE. THE STARFIRE SIGNAL IS DISTRIBUTED "AS-IS" AND THE USER ACCEPTS FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ITS USE. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY IS AN ESSENTIAL CONDITION OF THE LICENSE.
Quality of Service
While Deere will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the StarFire signal is continually broadcast and meets its Quality of Service Specification as defined in Attachment B, no warranty is made or guarantee given that this will always be true. Deere accepts no responsibility for the availability or quality of the signal under any conditions. In the event that User feels that the StarFire signal has, for any period of User's License, not performed within the Quality of Service Specification, User may claim a refund from Deere for such period of non-performance. All such claims must be filed no later than thirty (30) days after the last date of any contiguous period of time for which User seeks such a refund from Deere. All such claims must be accompanied by full details of the alleged non-performance. Deere will investigate any claims filed by User and will at its sole discretion refund a pro rata portion of the License Fee paid by User for any period of time within a claim that Deere's own records confirm that the StarFire signal failed to operate within the Quality of Service Specification. No claims will be accepted by Deere if they are filed more than thirty (30) days after the last day of any contiguous period of time to which a claim relates and the results of Deere's investigation of any claim by User shall be conclusive. See Attachment B.
Legal Use of the StarFire Signals
As a condition of the License, You agree that You will not use the StarFire signal for any purpose that is prohibited by the License Instrument, the terms of this document or is unlawful under United States Federal, State, or Local laws and regulations. You agree that You will comply with all applicable United States trade control and export laws and regulations.
The StarFire signal may not be redistributed, rebroadcast, or resold in any manner whatsoever. All rights to the use of the StarFire signal, other than those expressly granted in the License, are reserved to Deere. Notwithstanding the foregoing, during the period in which the License is valid, the signal may be recorded, provided that the recorded information is only used for archival or analysis purposes by the User. Recorded data may not be redistributed, rebroadcast, or resold in any manner whatsoever.
You agree that You will take all commercially reasonable steps to prevent abusive, fraudulent, or unlawful use of the StarFire signal.
Term and Termination
The term of the License is that defined by the Period of Validity as stated on the applicable License Instrument, unless terminated as described in this Section 12.
Deere may cancel the License at any time and for any reason by providing thirty (30) days notice to User as defined in Section 13. Upon such termination, User will be entitled to a pro-rata refund of the unused portion of the License.
Deere may terminate the License if Deere reasonably determines that User has violated any provision of the License. Upon termination, User shall immediately cease using the StarFire signals, and no pro-rata refund of the unused portion of the License shall be due to User.
The User may terminate the License if Deere changes the terms of the License as defined in Modifications below. Upon such termination, User will be entitled to a pro-rata refund of the unused portion of the License.
Either party may terminate the License in the event the other party seeks protection or become subject to debtor protection legislation, including, but not limited to, filing for bankruptcy. In the event that User seeks to terminate the License because User is seeking protection or becomes subject to debtor in possession legislation, including, but not limited to, filing for bankruptcy, then Deere shall not be required to refund any portion of the License fee paid by User. In the event that Deere elects to terminate any License in accordance with the provisions of this Section 12, User agrees to cooperate with Deere in such cancellation by processing the relevant cancellation instructions issued by Deere and by returning to Deere the appropriate cancellation code for the receiver in question. Until Deere receives such code it shall have no obligation to refund any unused portion of the License to User.
All notices to Deere shall be sent by fax or mail to the address below and shall be effective upon receipt:
Deere & Company
20780 Madrona Avenue
Torrance, CA 90503
Attn: General Manager - Fax: 310-381-2001
All notices required to be given to User shall, in Deere's sole discretion, either be sent via mail to User's address that is provided by User in the License Instrument or via e-mail to User's e-mail address that is provided by User in the License Instrument. Either method of notification used by Deere shall be effective upon dispatch.
The License may not be assigned, sublicensed, or transferred to any other person, company, or entity without the express written consent of Deere.
You agree that, to the fullest extent provided by law, any and all disputes arising out of or relating to the License shall be resolved by arbitration.
At the request of either party, any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the License shall be settled by final and binding arbitration pursuant to the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any arbitration proceedings required under this provision will be held in Delaware, USA and each party shall cover their own expenses associated with the arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing Deere may seek injunctive relief in court to require User to cease using the StarFire signal.
If any part of the License shall be held invalid or unenforceable, such determination shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining portion, which shall remain in force and effect as if the License had been executed with the invalid or unenforceable portion thereof eliminated.
Modification of the License
Deere may change the terms of the License at any time and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon sending the modified License to the User via the process defined in Section 13. If You do not terminate the License within 10 business days of receiving Deere's notice of a change, the modifications will be binding upon You as if You had physically signed the modified License. Your continued use of the StarFire signals shall be Your conclusive acceptance of the modified License.
The License is governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, and the exclusive venue and jurisdiction for all matters relating to the License shall be in the courts of California.
The License constitutes the complete agreement between Deere and the User with respect to the StarFire signal, and supersedes any prior agreement or understandings on this subject. By signing the License Instrument you agree to be bound by all of its terms and conditions, including those set out in Attachments A and B attached to this document.