Bandwidth Meter License Agreement

Version 2008-12-22

Before installing this software, please ensure you read and agree to all the full terms of this software license agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms, you must not install (or if you have already installed, then immediately un-install) this software.

BROADBAND USERS - This software includes auto-update features; please note that if you run it on a mobile broadband connection or other metered connection which may result in you incurring additional charges for Internet traffic.

1. General

In this agreement, the following terms will be used:

"Bandwidth Meter", "we", "us" or "our" refers to Bandwidth Meter, the developer and distributor of the Software;

"User", "you" and "your" refers to the individual(s) or organisations that download install and/or use this Software or any party of it;

"Software" mean the computer programs, related services and any additional material supplied by Bandwidth Meter as part of this package;

2. Grant of license

We hereby grant you a limited non-exclusive license to use this software free-of-charge to monitor and report on the performance of network connections. The Software will remain the sole property of at all times.

We retain the ownership and right to use any data gathered by the software transmitted to our servers for statistical and troubleshooting/debugging purpose.
We may update this license at any time giving fourteen (14) days' notice by posting a new license at the following website:

Continued use of this Software will constitute acceptance of any such updated license terms.

3. Restrictions

You shall not modify, adapt, copy, duplicate, distribute, reproduce, license, sub-license, de-compile, develop or reverse engineer this Software or any of its components without written authorisation from Bandwidthmeter. You shall not produce guides, tools or other documents to assist, encourage or facilitate such actions by others. You may not interfere or tamper with the communication between the Software and our servers, or attempt in any way to impersonate our Software by communicating with our servers by means of methods used by our Software. You may also not use the Software in any way which is designed for, or with the primary purpose of distorting our statistics.

4. Your Obligations

We have made every effort to ensure our Software is free of bugs and malicious code. We have also digitally signed the Bandwidth Meter installer to protect you; however you must also make sure you protect your computer by installing Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and firewall software/hardware and ensure the Software you download from us is digitally signed. You should also visit our website site regularly for updates. We would highly encourage you to register on our site and sign up to our Bandwidth Meter mailing list so that we can notify you of any important updates.

5. Intellectual Property

This Software is protected by copyright law and may contain technology or intellectual property which is patented or subject to other rights/protection. The User undertakes to take all reasonable precautions to maintain the confidentiality and security of the Software, related data and information collected and all know-how and trade secrets incorporated therein and not to copy the computer programs or other components other than as required by the installation procedure for use of the said programs subject to the terms of this license.

6. Automatic Updates

We may produce updates to this Software and distribute them to you over the Internet. The Software may contact our servers to obtain such updates and (without your express permission) install them on your system automatically. These updates may provide additional, modified or reduced feature sets as determined by us.

7. Support

We may provide support and assistance for users of this Software but you acknowledge that neither we are under any obligation to do so. Where we provide such support or assistance, you fully accept any and all liability that results out of any actions you carry out on your system even if we have asked you to do so.

8. Termination

This license agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this agreement at any time by uninstalling and removing all copies of the Software in your possession. We may terminate your license to use this Software at any time without prior notice and without providing a reason. We may terminate your licence by posting a notice on the website licence page in paragraph 2 of this agreement) or by informing you by any permanent method of communication including post, fax or e-mail; We may also cause our software to disable itself automatically which shall also be construed as a termination of this license. You will not make any attempts to install further copies of the software if we terminate your licence without our written consent.

You will immediately cease using the Software and within ten (10) days, delete all copies of the Software in your possession on termination of the license agreement.

9. Distribution

You may download this Software from free-of-charge. You may distribute it to others (including but not limited to hosting a copy on your website or including it on a CD-ROM you distribute) whether for profit or otherwise, as long as the references to Bandwidth Meter remain intact and each instance is connected to the Bandwidth Meter servers to enable updates and data collection. 

10. Limitation of liability

Bandwidth Meter warrants that it has taken all reasonable steps to ensure the Software is free from defects in normal use and does not contain any viruses or other malicious code. This limited warranty is provided for ninety (90) days from the date of original download or installation (whichever is earlier). Your sole remedy for breach of this warranty is to terminate this agreement by uninstalling and deleting all copies of the Software. You agree to report to us as soon as practical, in confidence, of any security issues you become aware of and you will give us a reasonable time to fix and distribute an update prior to making any public disclosure of any flaw or bug.

We do not guarantee, warrant or make any representations that the Software meets any particular requirements or that its operation will be uninterrupted or error-free. We exclude any liability for direct or consequential loss or damage resulting from the software or the use thereof.

This software will communicate with our servers to provide us with data about network usage and to download updates. It also gives you the option of carrying out performance tests. You agree to accept any costs you incur as a result of the bandwidth/traffic used by these updates. 

Nothing in this agreement shall be construed to affect your statutory rights or our liability for death or personal injury from our negligence.

11. Privacy

This Software will gather information about the performance of your network connection(s). This includes carrying out active tests to measure as well as passively monitor the performance of your activity over the network. It may aggregate such usage by protocol and destination but it will not examine the contents of your communications. We will comply with all legal requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998 and any other relevant legislation, including processing the data we hold fairly.

The Software will communicate with our servers, as necessary to fulfil its functions, including transmitting performance metrics, details of usage levels by type and debugging information to assist us in analysing this data. It will also transmit any registration information you provide along with a unique identifier.

We may provide to you statistics based on this data. We may also use the data to produce statistics for third parties (including but not limited to aggregation by geography or service provider).

We may also provide "diagnostical data" to your service provider for the purposes of assisting them in network design, support and troubleshooting connection problems you may be experiencing. This may include data (e.g. IP address) which, in combination with their own records, allows them to identify your connection. We will only provide this data as necessary for these agreed purposes.

Except as set out in the previous paragraph, will not publish any personal information or pass on such personal information to any third parties. Any data that is distributed to third parties is anonymised and/or aggregated prior to publication.

We ask you at registration time to provide us with your postcode and other data—We will NOT use this data to contact you for marketing purposes. It will only be used by us to produce geographical statistics.

For transparency, we would like to disclose to you a non-exhaustive list of data the Software sends to our server:

   * IP address
   * Operating System and version
   * Computer Name
   * Unique installation identifiers
   * Information you provide to us on a registration form
   * Performance metrics of your broadband connection by time period

Performance metrics we may collect include but are not limited to throughput, packet loss, packet integrity, jitter, latency and packet ordering.

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that our Software and servers are secure from unauthorised access.

We may transmit and process your data outside of the European Economic Area, but where we do so, we will ensure it is adequately protected under UK Data Protection principles.

If you have any queries, please contact

12. Modules

You will not write any applications, modules or code which interfaces with the Software unless it has been authorised by us; except that you may produce "alarm configuration files" which you can share with others provided you do so free-of-charge; You agree that Bandwidth Meter is not liable for the accuracy or content of any alarm files it produces or that are provided to you by others.

13. Entire Agreement

This agreement shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us. You warrant that you have read and fully understood and agreed to be bound by these terms. The terms in this agreement supersede all proposals, prior agreements or any oral/written representations. You warrant that you are not relying on any such representations in entering into this agreement.

If any part of this agreement shall be construed to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any way, any such clause or part thereof shall be deemed to have been deleted from this agreement and the remaining terms shall remain in effect.

This agreement does not confer rights to any third parties under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

The headings in this agreement are provided for convenience only and do not form a part of the agreement.

14. Transfer of licence

We may assign our rights and obligations under this agreement to any other entity. You may not assign the rights or obligations under this agreement without our written consent.

15. Applicable Law

This agreement shall be governed exclusively by the laws of England and any dispute shall be dealt with in the English courts.


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