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Connector Selector® Software License

LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR SIMPSON STRONG-TIE Connector Selector® SOFTWARE PROGRAM

READ THIS BEFORE ACCESSING THE SOFTWARE PROGRAM. ACCESSING THE SOFTWARE PROGRAM INDICATES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS YOU MUST RETURN THE ORIGINAL SOFTWARE PROGRAM AND RELATED DOCUMENTATION TO THE COMPANY AND DESTROY OR PERMANENTLY ERASE ALL COPIES OF THE SOFTWARE PROGRAM AND RELATED DOCUMENTATION.

PLEASE REFER TO SIMPSON STRONG-TIE'S CURRENT "WOOD CONSTRUCTION CONNECTORS" CATALOG FOR ALLOWABLE LOADS, CORRECT CONNECTOR FASTENERS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY'S PRODUCTS DEPICTED HEREIN, INCLUDING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE AND THE BUILDING CODE EVALUATION LISTINGS. TO OBTAIN THIS CATALOG, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SIMPSON STRONG-TIE REPRESENTATIVE OR THE COMPANY.

License

Simpson Strong-Tie ("Company") grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use this copy of the software program, consisting of the software program's executable file, its supporting files and accompanying documentation (hereinafter referred to collectively as "Program"), according to the terms of this license.

User Installation

You are permitted to (1) use the Program for information purposes; (2) save a copy of Program to your computer's hard drive or other media; (3) use the Program for connector selection assistance; and (4) redistribute unmodified copies of the Program, without charge, to individual users.

You may NOT (1) modify, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble the Program including any of its files, tables or documentation; (2) redistribute, rent or lease the Program for a fee or charge; (3) represent that the Program including any of its individual files, drawings or documentation are owned by any party other than the Company; (4) remove any proprietary notices, labels, marks or identifying information of any kind on the Program.

Company retains all right, title, interest in and copyrights to the Program including its individual files and documentation and any backup copy made by you regardless of the form or media in or on which the original or other copies may subsequently exist. Unauthorized copying or use of the Program or any part thereof or failure to comply with the above restrictions will result in automatic termination of this license and will make available to Company other legal remedies. This license is not a sale of the original or any backup copy.

No Warranty

COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO THE PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM IS DELIVERED "AS IS" AND WITH ALL FAULTS. COMPANY MAKES AND YOU RECEIVE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR ALLEGEDLY EXTENDED IN ANY COMMUNICATION WITH YOU. COMPANY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE ERROR FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED.

The above exclusions may not apply to you as some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties. In addition, you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Disclaimer

THIS PROGRAM INCLUDING THE FILES, TABLES AND INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN ARE TOOLS INTENDED TO BE USED BY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS ONLY. THIS PROGRAM IS INTENDED TO BE USED ONLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH COMPANY PRODUCTS. THE PROGRAM IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL JUDGEMENT. THIS PROGRAM IS INTENDED TO ASSIST WITH CONNECTOR SELECTION. YOU MUST CONFIRM ALL RESULTS BY REFERRING TO A CURRENT SIMPSON STRONG-TIE CATALOG. DUE TO THE LARGE VARIETY OF POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE PRODUCTS ILLUSTRATED, COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER FOR THE RESULTS OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE PROGRAM. PERSONS USING THE PROGRAM ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SUPERVISION, MANAGEMENT, AND CONTROL OF THE PROGRAM. THIS RESPONSIBILITY INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, THE DETERMINATION OF APPROPRIATE USES FOR THE PROGRAM, FILES, TABLES AND INFORMATION AND THE SELECTION OF THE OTHER SOFTWARE AND MATERIALS TO ACHIEVE INTENDED RESULTS. PERSONS USING THE PROGRAM ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR ESTABLISHING THE ADEQUACY OF INDEPENDENT PROCEDURES FOR TESTING THE RELIABILITY AND ACCURACY OF ANY OUTPUT, INCLUDING ALL CONNECTORS SELECTED BY USING THE PROGRAM.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA OR INFORMATION OF ANY KIND, LOST PROFITS, COST OF COVER OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM, HOWEVER CAUSED, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABLITY. THIS LIMITATION WILL APPLY EVEN IF COMPANY OR ANY DISTRIBUTOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE ROYALTY FREE BASIS FOR RECEIVING THIS LICENSE REFLECTS THIS ALLOCATION OF RISK. IF YOU OBTAINED THIS LICENSE IN THE UNITED STATES, SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Term and Termination

The license provided herein is effective until terminated. You may terminate this license at any time by destroying the Program and the permitted backup copy. This license automatically terminates if you fail to comply with its terms and conditions. You agree that, upon such termination, you will destroy (or permanently erase) all copies of the Program. In addition, upon termination, you will return the original Program and documentation to Company, together with any other material you have received from Company in connection with the Program.

U.S. Government Restricted Rights

If this product is acquired under the terms of a government contract, use, duplication and disclosure are subject to the terms of this license and the following restrictions: subdivision (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical data and Computer Software clause at 252.227-7013 (DOD contracts); subdivisions (a) through (d) of 52.227-19 (Civilian agency contracts); and the applicable ADP Schedule Contract (GSA contracts).

General

This agreement shall be governed by the laws for the State of California, including its Uniform Commercial Code without reference to conflict of laws principles. This Agreement is the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes any other communications or advertising with respect to the Program and accompanying documentation. If you have any questions, please contact in writing Simpson Strong-Tie Customer Service.

Usage Agreement

You are required to read this entry screen before proceeding. By hitting the Accept button or the Enter key and moving to the input screen, you are acknowledging that you have read and will agree to the terms of the program use indicated by this first screen and by the Important Information contained in the program.

The Connector Selector is a computer program for selecting Simpson Hanger products for wood-to-wood connections. The program should only be used by experienced designers in wood frame construction. As a user, you are responsible for assuring the accuracy of your input to the program. All output should be reviewed for accuracy before product use by a qualified design professional. The program's product selection must include a thorough review of the latest version of the Simpson catalog to insure appropriate selection and product application.

For help in running the program, refer to the readme file included with this distribution and to the help messages made available in the program. For important information not provided by this program related to products, product use, warranties and more, refer to the latest version of Simpson Strong-Tie's current "Wood Construction Connectors" Catalog. Before using Simpson products, be sure to review the Important Information section regarding PRODUCT USE, INDEMNITY, NON-CATALOG AND MODIFIED PRODUCTS, LIMITED WARRANTY, and ALLOWABLE LOAD DETERMINATION METHODS. For technical engineering support, call (800) 999-5099. See www.strongtie.com for latest version.