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BUSINESS GUIDES INC. ("BGI"), the Owner, grants to you, the Licensee, in exchange for money and other good and valuable consideration, and the Licensee accepts, a non-transferable, non-exclusive, limited single-user license for one (1) year to use the published materials delivered with this License Agreement ("Licensed Materials"), subject to the terms and conditions of this License Agreement. Licensee agrees that additional sites must be licensed by BGI. Licensee acknowledges that the Licensed Materials will be licensed to other individuals simultaneously by the Owner. Licensee further acknowledges that Licensee gains no ownership interest in the Licensed Materials or the contents of the Licensed Materials.

LICENSEE AGREES THAT LICENSEE WILL NOT REPRODUCE BY ANY MEANS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PHOTOCOPYING, SCANNING OR KEY PUNCHING INTO A COMPUTER SYSTEM. LICENSEE FURTHER AGREES THAT IT WILL NOT INCORPORATE INTO AN EXISTING DATABASE OR SELL, TRANSFER OR TRANSMIT TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY, EXCEPT OWNER, ANY OR ALL OF THE LICENSED MATERIALS, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, EXCEPT WITH THE PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE OWNER. LICENSEE FURTHER AGREES NOT TO USE ANY OR ALL OF THE LICENSED MATERIALS, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IN ANY FORM WHATSOEVER (i) TO COMPETE WITH THE LICENSED MATERIALS OR BGI, OR (ii) TO REPLACE THE LICENSED MATERIALS.

Title to the Licensed Materials remains in the Owner. Upon termination of the License, or if the Licensee ceases to use the Licensed Materials for any reason whatsoever, the Licensee will return the Licensed Materials to the Owner within thirty (30) days, or the Licensee will certify in writing to the Owner, within thirty (30) days, that the Licensed Materials have been destroyed.

Licensee acknowledges that the Owner has created the selection and arrangement of the contents of the Licensed Materials, and that such selection and arrangement are original and unique.

All of the Licensed Materials have been copyrighted by the Owner, with all rights reserved. This License Agreement creates rights and obligations in addition to and independent of those existing under the copyright laws. Enforceability of this License Agreement is not contingent on existence or enforceability of Owner's rights under the copyright laws; and existence or enforceability of Owner's rights under the copyright laws is not contingent on enforceability of Owner's rights under this License Agreement. Any breach of this License Agreement or any infringement of Owner's copyright will subject Licensee to damages and/or other remedies for any such breach of this License Agreement and/or any such infringement of Owner's copyright.

EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY STATED IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT, OWNER MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE LICENSED MATERIALS OR THEIR ACCURACY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BGI RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE THE LICENSED MATERIALS WITHOUT OBLIGATION TO NOTIFY ANY PERSON OF SUCH REVISION. BGI'S LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES TO LICENSEE OR OTHERS WILL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY LICENSEE FOR THIS LICENSE. IN NO EVENT WILL BGI BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR GOODWILL OR OTHER INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY DEFECT IN THE LICENSED MATERIALS.

Due to variations in state laws, the above disclaimers, limitations or exclusions may not apply to Licensee, and Licensee may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.

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If any provision of this License Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, such provision is deemed omitted, and the balance of this License Agreement will remain valid and enforceable.