MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS
COGNITIVE SERVICES SPEECH SDK
IF YOU LIVE IN (OR ARE A BUSINESS WITH YOUR
PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS IN) THE UNITED STATES, PLEASE READ THE “BINDING
ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER” SECTION BELOW. IT AFFECTS HOW DISPUTES ARE
terms are an agreement between you and Microsoft Corporation (or one of its
affiliates). They apply to the software named above and any Microsoft services
or software updates (except to
the extent such services or updates are accompanied by new or additional
terms, in which case those different terms apply prospectively and do not alter
your or Microsoft’s rights relating to pre-updated software or services). IF YOU COMPLY WITH THESE LICENSE TERMS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHTS
BELOW. BY USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS.
INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.
Third Party Software. The software may include third
party applications that are licensed to you under this agreement or under their
own terms. License terms, notices, and acknowledgements, if any, for the third
party applications may be accessible online at http://aka.ms/thirdpartynotices
or in an accompanying notices file. Even if such applications are governed by
other agreements, the disclaimer, limitations on, and exclusions of damages
below also apply to the extent allowed by applicable law.
Competitive Benchmarking. If you are a direct competitor, and you access or use the software
for purposes of competitive benchmarking, analysis, or intelligence gathering,
you waive as against Microsoft, its subsidiaries, and its affiliated companies
(including prospectively) any competitive use, access, and benchmarking test
restrictions in the terms governing your software to the extent your terms of
use are, or purport to be, more restrictive than Microsoft’s terms. If you do
not waive any such purported restrictions in the terms governing your software,
you are not allowed to access or use this software, and will not do so.
DISTRIBUTABLE CODE. The software may contain code you
are permitted to distribute (i.e. make available for third parties) in
applications you develop, as described in this Section.
Distribution Rights. The code and test files described
below are distributable if included with the software.
Files. You may copy and distribute the object code form of code listed
on the REDIST list in the software, if any; and
ii. Third Party Distribution. You may permit
distributors of your applications to copy and distribute any of this
distributable code you elect to distribute with your applications.
Distribution Requirements. For any code you
distribute, you must:
significant primary functionality to it in your applications;
distributors and external end users to agree to terms that protect it and
Microsoft at least as much as this agreement; and
defend, and hold harmless Microsoft from any claims, including attorneys’ fees,
related to the distribution or use of your applications, except to the extent
that any claim is based solely on the unmodified distributable code.
Distribution Restrictions. You may not:
Microsoft’s trademarks or trade dress in your application in any way that
suggests your application comes from or is endorsed by Microsoft; or
or distribute the source code of any distributable code so that any part of it becomes
subject to any license that requires that the distributable code, any other
part of the software, or any of Microsoft’s other intellectual property be
disclosed or distributed in source code form, or that others have the right to
DATA COLLECTION. The software may collect information
about you and your use of the software and send that to Microsoft. Microsoft
may use this information to provide services and improve Microsoft’s products
and services. Your opt-out rights, if any, are described in the product
documentation. Some features in the software may enable collection of data from
users of your applications that access or use the software. If you use these
features to enable data collection in your applications, you must comply with applicable
law, including getting any required user consent, and maintain a prominent
share their data. You can learn more about Microsoft’s data collection and use
in the product documentation and the Microsoft Privacy Statement
at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=512132. You
agree to comply with all applicable provisions of the Microsoft Privacy
SCOPE OF LICENSE. The software is licensed, not sold.
Microsoft reserves all other rights. Unless applicable law gives you more
rights despite this limitation, you will not (and have no right to):
work around any technical limitations in the software that
only allow you to use it in certain ways;
reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the software, or
attempt to do so, except and only to the extent permitted by licensing terms
governing the use of open-source components that may be included with the
remove, minimize, block, or modify any notices of Microsoft
or its suppliers in the software;
use the software in any way that is against the law or to
create or propagate malware; or
share, publish, distribute, or lend the software (except for
any distributable code, subject to the terms above), provide the software as a
stand-alone hosted solution for others to use, or transfer the software or this
agreement to any third party.
EXPORT RESTRICTIONS. You must comply with all
domestic and international export laws and regulations that apply to the
software, which include restrictions on destinations, end users, and end use.
For further information on export restrictions, visit http://aka.ms/exporting.
SUPPORT SERVICES. Microsoft is not obligated under
this agreement to provide any support services for the software. Any support
provided is “as is”, “with all faults”, and without warranty of any kind.
UPDATES. The software may periodically check for
updates, and download and install them for you. You may obtain updates only
from Microsoft or authorized sources. Microsoft may need to update your system
to provide you with updates. You agree to receive these automatic updates
without any additional notice. Updates may not include or support all existing
software features, services, or peripheral devices.
ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER. This Section applies if you live in
(or, if a business, your principal place of business is in) the United States. If
you and Microsoft have a dispute, you and Microsoft agree to try for 60 days to
resolve it informally. If you and Microsoft can’t, you and Microsoft agree to binding
individual arbitration before the American Arbitration Association under
the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), and not to sue in court in front of a
judge or jury. Instead, a neutral arbitrator will decide. Class action
lawsuits, class-wide arbitrations, private attorney-general actions, and any
other proceeding where someone acts in a representative capacity are not
allowed; nor is combining individual proceedings without the consent of all
parties. The complete Arbitration Agreement contains more terms and is at http://aka.ms/arb-agreement-1. You and
Microsoft agree to these terms.
Without prejudice to any other rights, Microsoft may terminate this agreement
if you fail to comply with any of its terms or conditions. In such event, you must
destroy all copies of the software and all of its component parts.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This agreement, and any other terms
Microsoft may provide for supplements, updates, or third-party applications, is
the entire agreement for the software.
CONSUMER RIGHTS; REGIONAL VARIATIONS. This agreement
describes certain legal rights. You may have other rights, including consumer
rights, under the laws of your state or country. Separate and apart from your
relationship with Microsoft, you may also have rights with respect to the party
from which you acquired the software. This agreement does not change those
other rights if the laws of your state or country do not permit it to do so.
For example, if you acquired the software in one of the below regions, or
mandatory country law applies, then the following provisions apply to you:
Australia. You have statutory
guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law and nothing in this agreement is
intended to affect those rights.
Canada. If you acquired this
software in Canada, you may stop receiving updates by turning off the automatic
update feature, disconnecting your device from the Internet (if and when you
re-connect to the Internet, however, the software will resume checking for and
installing updates), or uninstalling the software. The product documentation,
if any, may also specify how to turn off updates for your specific device or
Germany and Austria.
i. Warranty. The properly licensed software will perform
substantially as described in any Microsoft materials that accompany the
software. However, Microsoft gives no contractual guarantee in relation to the
of Liability. In case of intentional conduct,
gross negligence, claims based on the Product Liability Act, as well as, in
case of death or personal or physical injury, Microsoft is liable according to
the statutory law.
Subject to the foregoing clause
ii., Microsoft will only be liable for slight negligence if Microsoft is in
breach of such material contractual obligations, the fulfillment of which
facilitate the due performance of this agreement, the breach of which would
endanger the purpose of this agreement and the compliance with which a party
may constantly trust in (so-called "cardinal obligations"). In other
cases of slight negligence, Microsoft will not be liable for slight negligence.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY. THE SOFTWARE IS LICENSED “AS IS.”
YOU BEAR THE RISK OF USING IT. MICROSOFT GIVES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES,
GUARANTEES, OR CONDITIONS. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS,
MICROSOFT EXCLUDES ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES. IF YOU HAVE ANY
BASIS FOR RECOVERING DAMAGES DESPITE THE
PRECEDING DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY, YOU CAN RECOVER FROM MICROSOFT AND
ITS SUPPLIERS ONLY DIRECT DAMAGES UP TO U.S. $5.00. YOU CANNOT RECOVER ANY
OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING CONSEQUENTIAL, LOST PROFITS, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR
This limitation applies to (a) anything related to the software,
services, content (including code) on third party Internet sites, or third
party applications; and (b) claims for breach of contract, warranty, guarantee,
or condition; strict liability, negligence, or other tort; or any other claim;
in each case to the extent permitted by applicable law.
It also applies even if Microsoft knew or should have known
about the possibility of the damages. The above limitation or exclusion may not
apply to you because your state, province, or country may not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential, or other damages.
Please note: As this software is
distributed in Canada, some of the clauses in this agreement are provided below
Remarque: Ce logiciel étant distribué au
Canada, certaines des clauses dans ce contrat sont fournies ci-dessous en
EXONÉRATION DE GARANTIE. Le logiciel
visé par une licence est offert « tel quel ». Toute utilisation de ce logiciel
est à votre seule risque et péril. Microsoft n’accorde aucune autre garantie
expresse. Vous pouvez bénéficier de droits additionnels en vertu du droit local
sur la protection des consommateurs, que ce contrat ne peut modifier. La ou
elles sont permises par le droit locale, les garanties implicites de qualité
marchande, d’adéquation à un usage particulier et d’absence de contrefaçon sont
LIMITATION DES DOMMAGES-INTÉRÊTS ET
EXCLUSION DE RESPONSABILITÉ POUR LES DOMMAGES. Vous pouvez obtenir de Microsoft
et de ses fournisseurs une indemnisation en cas de dommages directs uniquement
à hauteur de 5,00 $ US. Vous ne pouvez prétendre à aucune indemnisation pour
les autres dommages, y compris les dommages spéciaux, indirects ou accessoires
et pertes de bénéfices.
Cette limitation concerne:
• tout ce qui
est relié au logiciel, aux services ou au contenu (y compris le code) figurant
sur des sites Internet tiers ou dans des programmes tiers; et
réclamations au titre de violation de contrat ou de garantie, ou au titre de
responsabilité stricte, de négligence ou d’une autre faute dans la limite
autorisée par la loi en vigueur.
Elle s’applique également, même si
Microsoft connaissait ou devrait connaître l’éventualité d’un tel dommage. Si
votre pays n’autorise pas l’exclusion ou la limitation de responsabilité pour
les dommages indirects, accessoires ou de quelque nature que ce soit, il se
peut que la limitation ou l’exclusion ci-dessus ne s’appliquera pas à votre
EFFET JURIDIQUE. Le présent contrat
décrit certains droits juridiques. Vous pourriez avoir d’autres droits prévus
par les lois de votre pays. Le présent contrat ne modifie pas les droits que
vous confèrent les lois de votre pays si celles-ci ne le permettent pas.