By purchasing an 4-OPTIONS document in electronic format and clicking through this agreement, you are entering into a contract, and acknowledge that you have read this License Agreement, that you understand it and agree to be bound by its terms. If you do not agree to the terms of this License Agreement, promptly exit this page without entering the 4-OPTIONS Product.

1. Ownership:

This Product is copyrighted, both as a compilation and as individual standards, articles and/or documents ("Documents") by 4-OPTIONS ("4-OPTIONS"), Bergweg 66, Zeist, 3707AD The Netherlands, except as may be explicitly noted in the text of the individual Documents. All rights reserved. You (Licensee) have no ownership or other rights in the 4-OPTIONS Product or in the Documents. This is not a sale; all right, title and interest in the 4-OPTIONS Product or Documents (in both electronic file and hard copy) belong to 4-OPTIONS. You may not remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices contained in the 4-OPTIONS Product or Documents.

2. Definitions. 

A. Types of Licensees:

(i) Individual User:

a single unique computer, with an individual IP address;

(ii) Single-Site and Multi-Site Use:

no single site (LAN) or multi-site (WAN) view/use of the electronic Document download is permitted

B. Authorized Users:

the individual who has purchased the individual standards on his/her pc only. 

3. Limited License.

4-OPTIONS grants Licensee a limited, revocable, nonexclusive, non-transferable license to access, by means of password access, or by one or more authorized IP addresses, and according to the terms of this Agreement, to make the uses permitted and described below: 

A. Specific Licenses:

(i) Individual User:

(a) the right to browse, search, retrieve, display and view the Product; 

(b) the right to download, view or print a single copy of the individual Documents, or portions of such Documents, solely for Licensee's own use. That is, Licensee may access and download an electronic file of a Document (or portion of a Document) for temporary storage on one computer for purposes of viewing, and/or printing one copy of a Document for individual use. Neither the electronic file nor the single hard copy print may be reproduced in any way. In addition, the electronic file may not be distributed elsewhere over computer networks or otherwise. That is, the electronic file cannot be e mailed, downloaded to disk, copied to another hard drive or otherwise shared. The single hard copy print may only be distributed to others for their internal use within your organization; it may not be copied. The individual Document downloaded may not otherwise be sold or resold, rented, leased, lent or sub-licensed.

(ii) Single-Site and Multi-Site Licenses:

no single site (LAN) or multi-site (WAN) view/use of the electronic Document download is permitted

 B. Prohibited Uses.

(i) This License describes all permitted uses. Any other use is prohibited, is a violation of this Agreement and can result in immediate termination of this License.

(ii) An Authorized User may not make this Product, or Documents, available to anyone other than another Authorized User, whether by Internet link, or by permitting access through his or her terminal or computer; or by other similar or dissimilar means or arrangements.

(iii) Specifically, no one is authorized to transmit, copy, or distribute any Document in any manner or for any purpose except as described in Section 3 of this License, without 4-OPTIONS's prior express written permission.  In particular, except as described in Section 3, no one may, without the prior express written permission of 4-OPTIONS: (a) distribute or forward a copy (electronic or otherwise) of any article, file, or material obtained from any 4-OPTIONS Product or Document; (b) reproduce or photocopy any standard, article, file, or material from any 4-OPTIONS Product; (c) alter, modify, adapt, or translate any standard, article, file, or material obtained from any 4-OPTIONS Product; (d) include any standard, article, file, or material obtained from any 4-OPTIONS Product or Document in other works or otherwise create any derivative work based on any materials obtained from any 4-OPTIONS Product or Document; (e) impose any charge for a copy (electronic or otherwise) of any standard, article, file, or material obtained from any 4-OPTIONS Product or Document, except for normal printing/copying costs where such reproduction is authorized under Section 3; or (f) systematically download, archive, or centrally store substantial portions of standards, articles, files, or material obtained from any 4-OPTIONS Product or Document. Inclusion of print or electronic copies in coursepacks or electronic reserves, or for distance learning use, is not authorized by this License and is prohibited without 4-OPTIONS's prior written permission.  

(iv) Licensee may not utilize the Product, or access to the Product, for commercial purposes, including but not limited to the sale of Documents, materials, fee-for-service use of the Product or bulk reproduction or distribution of Documents in any form; nor may Licensee impose special charges on Authorized Users for use of the Product beyond reasonable printing or administrative costs.

C. Copyright Notice. All copies of material from an 4-OPTIONS Product must bear proper copyright notice in 4-OPTIONS's name, as shown in the initial page of each standard, article, file or material. Obscuring, deletion or modification of the copyright notice is not permitted.  

4. Detection of Prohibited Uses. 

A. Licensee is responsible for taking reasonable measures to prevent prohibited uses, and promptly notify 4-OPTIONS of any infringements of copyright or prohibited use of which Licensee becomes aware.  Licensee will cooperate with 4-OPTIONS in investigating any such prohibited uses and will take reasonable steps to ensure the cessation of such activity and to prevent any reoccurrence.

B. Licensee shall use all reasonable efforts to protect the Product from any use that is not permitted under this Agreement, and shall notify 4-OPTIONS of any use of which it learns or is notified. 


5. Continued Access to Product.

4-OPTIONS reserves the right to terminate this License, upon written notice, if Licensee materially breaches the terms of this Agreement.  If Licensee fails to pay 4-OPTIONS any fees when due, 4-OPTIONS will provide the Licensee with a 30-day period within which to cure such breach.  No cure period will be provided for material breaches relating to violations of Section 3 or any other breach likely to cause 4-OPTIONS irreparable harm.   If Licensee or Authorized Users materially breach this License or make prohibited uses of material in any 4-OPTIONS Product, 4-OPTIONS reserves the right to deny Licensee any access to the 4-OPTIONS Product, in 4-OPTIONS's sole discretion.  

6. Delivery Formats and Service. 

A. Some 4-OPTIONS Products use standard Internet HTML format.   The Licensee is responsible for obtaining at his/her expense suitable Internet connections, Web browsers, and licenses for any software necessary to download/view/print the 4-OPTIONS Product.  

B. The 4-OPTIONS Products are also available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format to Licensee, who is solely responsible for installing and configuring the appropriate Adobe Acrobat Reader software.   

7. Verification.

4-OPTIONS has the right to verify compliance with this Agreement, at its expense, and at any time during the course of normal business hours. To do so, 4-OPTIONS will engage an independent consultant, subject to a confidentiality agreement, to review Licensee's use of 4-OPTIONS Product and/or Documents. Licensee agrees to permit access to its information and computer systems for this purpose. Verification will take place upon no less than 15 days notice, during normal business hours and in a manner that does not interfere unreasonably with LicenseeÕs operations. If verification reveals unlicensed or prohibited use of the 4-OPTIONS Product or Documents, Licensee agrees to reimburse 4-OPTIONS for the costs incurred in verification and reimburse 4-OPTIONS for any unlicensed/prohibited uses. By invoking this procedure, 4-OPTIONS does not waive any of its rights to enforce this Agreement or to protect its intellectual property by any other means permitted by law.

8. Passwords:

Licensee must immediately notify 4-OPTIONS of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of its password(s), or any known or suspected breach of security, including the loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure of such password or any unauthorized access to or use of the 4-OPTIONS Product. Licensee is solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of its password(s) and for ensuring the authorized access and use of the 4-OPTIONS Product. Personal accounts/passwords may not be shared.

9. Disclaimer of Warranty: Unless specified in this Agreement, all express or implied conditions, representations and warranties, including any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement are disclaimed, except to the extent that these disclaimers are held to be legally invalid.

10. Limitation of Liability: To the extent not prohibited by law, in no event will 4-OPTIONS be liable for any loss, damage, lost data or for special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages, however caused regardless of the theory of liability, arising out of or related to the use of the 4-OPTIONS Product or downloading of the 4-OPTIONS Documents. In no event will 4-OPTIONS's liability exceed the amount paid by Licensee under this License Agreement.

11. General.

A. Termination:

This Agreement is effective until terminated. Licensee may terminate this Agreement at any time by destroying all copies (hard, digital or in any media) of the 4-OPTIONS Documents and terminating all access to the 4-OPTIONS Product. 

B. Governing Law, Venue, and Jurisdiction:

This Agreement shall be interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws of The Netherlands. Licensee agrees to submit to jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts for any dispute which may arise under this Agreement. Licensee also agrees to waive any claim of immunity it may possess.

C. Integration:

This Agreement is the entire agreement between Licensee and 4-OPTIONS relating to its subject matter. It supersedes all prior or contemporaneous oral or written communications, proposals, representations and warranties and prevails over any conflicting or additional terms of any quote, order, acknowledgment, or other communication between the parties relating to its subject matter during the term of this Agreement. No modification of this Agreement will be binding, unless in writing and signed by an authorized representative of each party. 

D. Assignment:

Licensee may not assign or transfer its rights under this Agreement without the prior written permission of 4-OPTIONS.

E. Taxes.

Licensee must pay any applicable taxes, other than taxes on 4-OPTIONS's net income, arising out of Licensee's use of the 4-OPTIONS Product and/or rights granted under this Agreement.