Beta Test Agreement

This Beta Test Agreement (“Agreement”) governs the disclosure of information by OpenVPN, Inc. (“Company”) to Beta Tester (the “Recipient”) and Recipient’s use of Company’s OpenVPN Cloud ("Service") beta service offering.

  1. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Company grants Recipient a nonexclusive, nontransferable license to use the Company service (“Service”) for a period designated by the Company for the purpose of testing and evaluating the Service.
  2. In consideration for receiving access for testing, the Recipient agrees to serve as a "Beta Tester" for the Service and will notify Company of all problems and ideas for enhancements which come to Recipient's attention during the period of this Agreement, and hereby assigns to Company all right, title and interest to such enhancements and all property rights therein including without limitation all patent, copyright, trade secret, mask work, trademark, moral right or other intellectual property rights.
  3. The Recipient during and upon completion of the Beta test agrees to provide a response to surveys, material, statistics, or information that is not deemed confidential to Licensee’s business for use in press releases, customer testimonials, and as a reference in marketing and sales initiatives by Company. The Recipient will provide a quote to Company that may be used in a press release. The recipient agrees to receive emails while beta testing OpenVPN cloud. These emails will be specific to the beta test and will include surveys, check-in’s and materials for the recipient to use and provide feedback with.
  4. The Service enables the Recipient to create an openvpn.cloud subdomain. The Recipient shall not: (a) offer, permit or promote gambling as part of a openvpn.cloud Site URL; (b) display, transmit or otherwise make available as part of a openvpn.cloud Site URL material that is pornographic, obscene, lewd, indecent, or vulgar; (c) display, transmit or otherwise make available as part of a openvpn.cloud Site URL material that is infringing, threatening, harassing, libelous, hateful, racially or ethnically objectionable, unlawful, tortious, harmful to children, invasive of another’s privacy or violative of third party privacy rights; or (d) display or transmit as part of a openvpn.cloud Site URL material promoting or providing instructional information about illegal activities, promoting physical harm or injury against any group or individual, or promoting any act of cruelty to animals, including, but is not limited to, instructions on how to assemble bombs, grenades, and other weapons, and "Crush" sites.
  5. Company can determine in their sole discretion that an openvpn.cloud subdomain in use by Recipient violates these Terms or the Master Subscription Agreement, or on receipt of a notice or claim alleging that any such subdomain violates or infringes any law or third-party right, Company may disable your Service and make reactivation conditional on the Recipient submitting a new subdomain acceptable to Us. Company reserves these rights irrespective of whether or not ICANN requires You to cease using a domain.
  6. The Recipient agrees that it will at all times hold in strict confidence and not disclose Confidential Information (as defined below) to any third party except as approved in writing by the Company and will use the Confidential Information for no purpose other than evaluating the Service. The Recipient shall only permit access to Confidential Information to those of its employees having a need to know and who have signed confidentiality agreements or are otherwise bound by confidentiality obligations at least as restrictive as those contained herein. “Confidential Information” means all non-public materials and information provided or made available by Company to Recipient, including products and services, service and product documentation, information regarding technology, know-how, processes, software programs, research, development, financial information and information the Company provides regarding third parties.
  7. The Recipient’s obligations under this Agreement with respect to any portion of the Confidential Information shall terminate when the Recipient can document that: (a) it was in the public domain at the time it was communicated to the Recipient; (b) it entered the public domain subsequent to the time it was communicated to the Recipient through no fault of the Recipient; (c) it was in the Recipient’s possession free of any obligation of confidence at the time it was communicated to the Recipient; (d) it was rightfully communicated to the Recipient free of any obligation of confidence subsequent to the time it was communicated to the Recipient; or (e) it was developed by employees or agents of the Recipient who had no access to any information communicated to the Recipient. After Recipient’s evaluation of the Service is complete, or upon request of the Company, the Recipient shall promptly return to the Company all documents, notes and other tangible materials and return or certify the destruction of all electronic documents, notes, software, data, and other materials in electronic form representing the Confidential Information and all copies thereof.
  8. The Recipient agrees that nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as granting any ownership rights to any Confidential Information disclosed pursuant to this Agreement, or to any invention or any patent, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right.  The Recipient shall not make, have made, use or sell for any purpose any product or other item using, incorporating or derived from any Confidential Information or the Service.  The Recipient will not modify, reverse engineer, decompile, create other works from, or disassemble any software programs contained in the Confidential Information or the Service.
  9. This Service is a beta release offering and is not at the level of performance of a commercially available product offering.  The Service may not operate correctly and may be substantially modified prior to first commercial release, or at Company’s option may not be released commercially in the future.  THE SERVICE AND DOCUMENTATION ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND COMPANY AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  NO ORAL OR WRITTEN ADVICE OR CONSULTATION GIVEN BY COMPANY, ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES WILL IN ANY WAY GIVE RISE TO A WARRANTY.  THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICE REMAINS WITH RECIPIENT.
  10. COMPANY AND ITS LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF USE, LOST PROFIT, COST OF COVER, LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SERVICE OR THIS AGREEMENT, HOWEVER CAUSED AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF SUCH PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  IN NO EVENT WILL COMPANY’S AGGREGATE CUMULATIVE LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED $50.00 OR THE AMOUNT RECIPIENT ACTUALLY PAID COMPANY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT (IF ANY).
  11. The Recipient agrees that the Company might request them to re-generate VPN profiles for devices or redo some configurations during the Beta test period with or without advance notice.
  12. The Recipient will also adhere to the Company's terms of use  https://openvpn.net/terms/
  13. Company’s Privacy Policy (available at https://openvpn.net/privacy-policy (Privacy Policy) applies to the Beta Program and the Service. Recipient acknowledges and agrees that by participating in the Beta Program or by using the Service, Company may receive certain information about Recipient including personally identifiable information and Recipient hereby consents to Company’s collection, use and disclosure such information in accordance with the Privacy Policy.
  14. Company may, in its sole discretion, provide Recipient with certain support and consultation services with respect to the Service free of charge to assist in the evaluation and testing activities under this Agreement; provided, however, that OpenVPN is not obligated to correct any bugs, defects, or errors in the Service or otherwise support or maintain the Service. Company may discontinue any support or consulting services at any time.
  15. The Recipient’s obligations under this Agreement shall survive any termination of this agreement. For other than the U.S. Government as a party, this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California. as If performed wholly within the state and without giving effect to the principles of conflict of law rules of any jurisdiction or the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded. Any legal action or proceeding arising under this Agreement will be brought exclusively in the federal or state courts located in San Francisco. California and the parties hereby consent to personal Jurisdiction and venue therein. The Recipient hereby agrees that breach of this Agreement will cause Company irreparable damage for which recovery of damages would be inadequate and that the Company shall therefore be entitled to obtain timely injunctive relief under this Agreement, as well as such further relief as may be granted by a court of competent jurisdiction.  The Recipient will not assign or transfer any rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Company.