Version 2.0 and higher, 22 January 2020
Copyright (c) 2020 Biotechvana SL
GPRO suite is a work-in-progress bioinformatic project developed and maintained by Biotechvana SL. GPRO provides a versatile solution for the analysis of high-throughput sequencing (HTS) data via user-friendly interfaces. The current version of GPRO Suite includes six desktop applications denoted as “RNASeq”, “DeNovoSeq, “VariantSeq”, “SeqEditor”, “STATools” and “Worksheet” (from here on collectively referred to as “the suite”). These applications are coupled with the GPRO server infrastructure which includes server-side applications, databases, scripts and pipeline dependencies. The GPRO server can be installed in either personal computers or in remote servers for cloud computing. We do NOT charge for neither the download nor the use of the suite.About this license
The GPRO license is a free, proprietary license for the use of the six software applications constituting the suite. Please note that all the terms and conditions specified in this license apply exclusively to these six applications. This means that we hold intellectual property rights over the source code of the suite, but not over the pipelines, scripts, databases and server dependencies. These instead include not only scripts developed by Biotechvana but also other free software and databases developed by third parties under conventional GNU open source licences. Where applicable, the correspondent third party developers are cited in both the GPRO applications and in their correspondent manuals. For the specific terms and conditions for the use of any third party materials, please refer to the website of the correspondent developer.
The use of GPRO suite is subject to the terms and conditions stated in this license. This means that by downloading, installing, running or otherwise using the software you agree to comply with the terms and conditions specified herein. These terms and conditions will also apply to any updates, upgrades, supplements and support services for the software unless specified otherwise.
In order to provide online technical support for the use of GPRO we host a user forum that may be used at any time at https://forum.biotechvana.com. We appreciate any feedback you may provide us with, including suggestions for improvement and the report of any issues encountered through the use of the software, if any. Please note that no personalized technical support services are freely included in the GPRO suite package. We can however provide them upon demand. Should you be interested in contracting personalized technical support, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recommend that any analysis of the results obtained through the use of the software is performed and interpreted by qualified professionals. For any questions about the use of GPRO or the information contained in this license, please contact us at email@example.com.
“This license” refers to version 2.0 and higher of the GPRO Suite Open Access License. "Product" and “software” refer to either the entire suite or to any of the six GPRO applications constituting it.
“Update” refers to a newer minor version (an increase in any digits after the first period of the version number).
“Upgrade” refers to a newer major version (identified by an increase in the digits before the first period of the version number).
“We” refers to Biotechvana SL.
“User” and "You" refer to the user, either an individual or entity that downloads, installs or uses GPRO and has agreed to all terms and conditions included in this license.
To “modify” a software means to copy from or adapt all or part of it in a fashion requiring copyright permission, other than the making of an exact copy. The resulting software is called a “modified version” of the earlier software or a software “based on” the earlier version.2. Purpose
This license gives you the right to use GPRO Suite as expressly permitted herein, free of charge and without any associated license fees. GPRO Suite is therefore licensed, not sold.3. Intellectual property
Biotechvana SL holds intellectual property rights over the use of the six desktop applications constituting the Suite. These applications are protected under copyright and intellectual property laws, including international copyright treaties and other intellectual property treaties. The design, trademark and logos of GPRO are copyright of Biotechvana and this material cannot be copied or modified without prior written permission of Biotechvana.4. Permissions
4.1. You may not sell, charge for, sub-license, rent, lease or loan the product without our prior written consent. You may however use the product to sell or deliver any other services to a third party or other commercial business.
4.2. You may not decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the product except to the extent that you may be expressly permitted by us.
4.3. You may not repackage, modify, vary, adapt, alter in any way, create any software that derives from, or integrate any other computer programs with, the product in whole or in part.
4.4. You are not permitted to grant any sub-licences of the product.
4.6. You may not use the product to engage in or allow others to engage in any illegal activity.
4.7. You acknowledge and agree that all rights, title, and interest in and to the Suite, including associated intellectual property rights, are and shall remain with Biotechvana.
4.8. You agree that any feedback, suggestions, comments, improvements, modifications and other information that you provide to Biotechvana relating to the product or its performance may be used to improve the software.
4.9. The user may back up the software installation files as needed. The files may be used for reinstallation purposes only.5. License expiration
This license does not expire.6. Termination
Biotechvana reserves the right to cancel any GPRO license at any given time without prior notice. Should the user breach the terms and conditions stated herein, the license to use GPRO will automatically terminate.7. Disclaimer of warranty
7.1. We provide the software “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the program is with you. We will not be held responsible for any malfunction of the software, neither for any secondary issues that may arise from its use. However, any reported issues will be carefully studied and we will aim to amend them on future software updates.
7.2. Any material obtained through the use of the software is produced at your own risk. You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download or use of such material.
7.3. No advice or technical support information, whether oral or written, provided directly by Biotechvana or via the use of the software shall imply any warranty or liability.8. Limitation of liability
In no event, unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, will Biotechvana be liable to you for any damages to your computer, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the software (including but not limited to loss of data or data being rendered inaccurate, losses sustained by you or third parties or failure of the software to operate with any other programs), even if either you or other party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Except as expressly stated in this license, the user shall not be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may occur through the use of the software.