Terms and Conditions of Use for LEAP

The following is a copy of the terms and conditions for the use of the LEAP software system - a Windows-based software tool developed and managed by SEI, that can be downloaded from the LEAP web site.

These terms and conditions are displayed to the user during the LEAP software installation process, and all users of LEAP must accept these terms and conditions.

Introduction

Upon acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions, the Stockholm Environment Institute ("SEI") grants you the rights to install and use the Low Emissions Analysis Platform (“LEAP").

All copies of LEAP received by or for the user pursuant to the authority of these Terms and Conditions remain the property of SEI.

The LOCKED version of LEAP (the state in which it is distributed, and which disallows the ability to save changes to datasets or to use the API) is intended only for evaluation purposes. You may not use it for any other purposes including research, analysis, consulting and teaching. You may not make use LEAP’s Application Programming Interface (API) to integrate the LOCKED version into any other software systems.

The UNLOCKED version of LEAP may only be used by those with a valid LEAP license, which must be obtained from SEI. No copies of the information required to unlock LEAP may be shared with any other individual or organization. By using the UNLOCKED software, you confirm that you have obtained a license properly and that your user information as recorded at http://leap.sei.org is up-to-date and correct. You also confirm that you are lawfully entitled to represent yourself as an employee of the organization that has obtained the license.

LEAP may not be modified, abridged, decompiled, disassembled, or reverse engineered. By using LEAP, you agree that you are solely responsible for the data, assumptions, choice of methods and results created through any and all uses of LEAP.

You may not integrate LEAP into any multi-user, client-server or web-based application without prior explicit written permission from SEI.

The names "Low Emissions Analysis Platform", "Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning system" and "LEAP" must not be used to endorse or promote products derived from LEAP. Products derived may not be called "LEAP" nor may any part of the "LEAP" name appear within the name of derived products.

No part of these Terms and Conditions may be modified, deleted or obliterated from the LEAP.

The Low Emissions Analysis Platform (LEAP) is Copyright ©1982-2020 by the Stockholm Environment Institute.

Privacy and Data Collection

By using LEAP, you agree that SEI may collect data about your use of LEAP including: which features you use; information about any errors that occur while using LEAP; technical information about the computer and operating system (OS) within which LEAP is installed including its CPU, RAM, OS version, IP and MAC address; meta data about the LEAP areas you work on such as the names of areas, scenarios and regions. We keep this data private and will not share it with anyone outside of SEI. We use it solely to analyze and improve LEAP and to ensure that those using LEAP are doing so with a valid license. Apart from the above meta data, we do not and will not access the data and information contained in any LEAP areas you work on without your explicit prior permission. We do not and will not obtain data about you from third parties (including other companies).

You agree that, without notice, LEAP may cause a computer on which it is installed to automatically connect to the Internet and communicate with SEI servers for purposes such as license validation, providing you with additional information and features, or checking for updates.

Waiver of Warranty

SEI AND ITS OFFICIALS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING ITS CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS, PROVIDE LEAP "AS IS," WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL SEI AND ITS OFFICIALS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING ITS CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS, BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF LEAP REGARDLESS OF CAUSE, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE.

SEI’S LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF ITS OFFICIALS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING ITS CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF CERTIFIED COPIES OF LEAP WITH IDENTIFIED ERRORS CORRECTED.

Indemnity

AS A VOLUNTARY USER OF LEAP YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD SEI, AND ITS OFFICIALS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING ITS CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS, HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF LEAP OR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY LAW OR THE RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY.

No Transfer

YOU MAY NOT RENT, LEASE, SELL, SUBLICENSE, ASSIGN, OR TRANSFER ANY RIGHTS TO THE USE OF LEAP, OR AUTHORIZE ANY PORTION OF LEAP TO BE COPIED ONTO ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL OR LEGAL ENTITY’S COMPUTER EXCEPT AS MAY BE EXPRESSLY PERMITTED HEREIN.

Export

LEAP is subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and other export laws, restrictions, and regulations. You agree to comply with these laws and further agree that you will not ship, transfer, export, or re-export LEAP, directly or indirectly, to: (a) any countries that are subject to US export restrictions; (b) any end user whom you know or have reason to know will utilize it for any prohibited purposes; or (c) any end user who has been prohibited from participating in U.S. export transactions by any federal agency of the U.S. government. You represent and warrant that you: (a) are not a citizen of, or located within, an Embargoed Country; (b) will not use LEAP for a Prohibited Use; and (c) are not a Sanctioned Party. All rights to use LEAP are granted on condition that such rights are forfeited if you fail to comply with the terms of this Agreement.

Questions and Contact Information

Any questions about these Terms and Conditions should be directed to Heaps, LEAP Developer, Stockholm Environment Institute – US Center, 11 Curtis Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144. Email: leap@sei.org.

Assent

Choosing the "Accept option (when installing LEAP) indicates that you voluntarily accept these Terms and Conditions. If you decline these terms and conditions you must not continue to install or use LEAP.