Iowa Support Master License Terms - Updated 9/24/2022If you do not understand any term, please contact Alft & Wilson Publishing. We will gladly provide you with a written term of agreement for the use of our software.
PROGRAM YEAR - TERM OF USEIowa Support Master is licensed for use with the term ending on December 31 of the year of the program. The program starts on the date of the release of the software (typically November or December) and runs through December 31 of the program year. All updates and program support during the program year are provided at no charge to licensed users. Free updates includes all tax law and guidelines changes made during the program year.
IMPORTANT NOTICE -- READ CAREFULLYThis License for customer use of the IOWA SUPPORT MASTER software ("LICENSE"). This is the agreement which governs the use of the software by purchasers (Customers).
The name of the software program is "Iowa Support Master." ("SOFTWARE"). By downloading, installing, copying, or otherwise using the SOFTWARE, you agree to be bound by the terms of this LICENSE. If you do not agree to the terms of this LICENSE, do not download, install or use the SOFTWARE.
All lawyers and mediators holding themselves out as family law lawyers/mediators must purchase a license to use Iowa Support Master. It makes no difference if you do not perform support calculations. If you are a licensed Iowa attorney and you perform services in the family law arena, you must purchase a license.
RECITALSUse of the SOFTWARE requires two elements: the SOFTWARE and a personal computer. The SOFTWARE is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. The SOFTWARE is not sold, and instead is licensed for use, strictly in accordance with this document. Alft & Wilson Publishing does not make any warranty concerning any hardware upon which the SOFTWARE is installed.
You agree that all lawyers and mediators in your firm or with whom you are associated and who handle Family Law Matters must purchase a license to use SOFTWARE. No calculations and/or forms may be prepared and/or produced for lawyers who are not licensed to use SOFTWARE.
This LICENSE sets forth the terms and conditions of the SOFTWARE LICENSE only.
1. DEFINITIONS1.1 Customer. Customer means a licensed, Iowa attorney that purchases and/or downloads the SOFTWARE. Only lawyers licensed to practice law in Iowa, United States, may purchase a license to use the SOFTWARE. Alft & Wilson Publishing may, at their discretion, authorize the issuance of a license to use the SOFTWARE to any person and educational or public service institutions. When doing so, such persons and institutions are bound by the terms of this License.
1.2 Family Law Matters. Means the providing of advice; acting as a mediator; representation or legal assistance of any kind in matters involving dissolution of marriage, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony - spousal support, separation, modification of existing orders and post-judgment modifications of divorce decrees or decrees, parenting time, spousal maintenance, property and debt division and mediation of disputes in family law.
1.3 License Purchase Required. All Iowa licensed lawyers associated as partners, in a partnership or association of practitioners and/or who share the same office must purchase a license to use the SOFTWARE. This includes all lawyers hold themselves out as mediators; family law mediators; providing advice concerning or representing individuals in "Family Law Matters" as defined in term 1.2 of these License Terms. Practitioners located in different suites or rooms within the same building is not the same office address, therefore each lawyer must order an individual license. If you purchase a license for more than one lawyers, all lawyers must have free and unfettered access to open and view your client files. If they may not do so, then each lawyer must purchase their own, separate license.
2. GRANT OF LICENSE2.1 Rights and Limitations of Grant. ALFT & WILSON PUBLISHING hereby grants Customer the following non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use the SOFTWARE, with the following limitations:
2.1.1 Rights. Customer may install and use the SOFTWARE on all computers owned and maintained under the exclusive control of Customer pursuant to the limitations of the license purchased by Customer. Lawyers admitted to practice law in Iowa and who have purchased a license to use SOFTWARE may access the program. Non-lawyer staff working for the licensed lawyer may use the SOFTWARE.
The SOFTWARE License is sold per lawyer user. Only Customers, and non-lawyer employees acting on behalf of Customers named in the license may use the SOFTWARE to the benefit of Customers. Customers and their staff are not allowed to use the Software to prepare calculations and/or forms for any person who is not named in the license purchased by Customer. Doing so is a violation of the copyright laws of the United States. All Forms provided and/or produced via the Software and Alft & Wilson Publishing either through the Software or on-line, may not be altered in any manner to remove the printed name of a licensed Customer. The Alft & Wilson copyright printed at the end of anyforms produced by SOFTWARE may not be altered or removed.
The term of this license shall commence on January 1 of each program year and ends on December 31 of the same program year at which time the license to use the SOFTWARE shall end. Customer's right to use the SOFTWARE is prohibited upon the termination or expiration of this License without the express, written permission of ALFT & WILSON PUBLISHING. This term includes all forms produced by the SOFTWARE as well as electronic forms provided by Alft & Wilson Publishing. It makes no difference at what point in time during the program year that Customer purchases the license, the term starts January 1 and ends December 31.
No Reverse Engineering. Customer may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the SOFTWARE, nor attempt in any other manner to obtain the source code.
No Separation of Components. The SOFTWARE is licensed as a single product. Its component parts may not be separated for use on more than one computer, nor otherwise used separately from the other parts.
No Rental. Customer may not sell, rent, lease or provide for free any form or calculation produced by the SOFTWARE. Using the SOFTWARE in any manner to prepare calculations and/or produce forms for any person other than a Customer licensed to use the SOFTWARE in the current program year is strictly forbidden. The SOFTWARE is protected under the copyright laws of the United States.
3. TERMINATIONThis LICENSE will automatically terminate if Customer fails to comply with any of the terms and conditions hereof. In such event, Customer must destroy all copies of the SOFTWARE and all of its component parts. Customer may not retain electronic forms and must remove same from all computers under the control of Customer and his/her staff.
Defensive Suspension. If Customer commences or participates in any legal proceeding against ALFT & WILSON PUBLISHING, then ALFT & WILSON PUBLISHING may, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate all license grants and any other rights provided under this LICENSE during the pendency of such legal proceedings.
4. COPYRIGHTAll title and copyrights in and to the SOFTWARE (including but not limited to all images, photographs, animations, video, audio, music, text, and other information incorporated into the SOFTWARE), the accompanying printed materials, and any copies of the SOFTWARE, are owned by ALFT & WILSON PUBLISHING, or its suppliers. The SOFTWARE is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Accordingly, Customer is required to treat the SOFTWARE like any other copyrighted material, except as otherwise allowed pursuant to this LICENSE and that it may keep a copy of the SOFTWARE solely for backup or archive purposes.
5. APPLICABLE LAWThis LICENSE shall be deemed to have been made in, and shall be construed pursuant to, the laws of the State of Iowa. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is specifically disclaimed.
6. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION ON LIABILITY6.1 No Warranties. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ALFT & WILSON PUBLISHING DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF CUSTOMER TO DETERMINE ALL APPLICABLE IOWA LAWS PERTAINING TO THE PROPER CALCULATION AND APPLICATION OF DOCUMENTS PREPARED BY THE SOFTWARE. THE SOFTWARE IS TO BE USED AS A GUIDE. THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED THAT THE RESULTS PRODUCED BY THE SOFTWARE ARE 100% ACCURATE. IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF CUSTOMER AND USERS TO UNDERSTAND AND KNOW ALL LAWS, RULES, GUIDELINES, AND REGULATIONS AS THEY PERTAIN TO THE CALCULATION OF CHILD SUPPORT AND TAXES IN THE STATE OF IOWA. THE PREPARATION OF CALCULATIONS OF CHILD SUPPORT AND THEIR ACCURACY ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF CUSTOMER AND USERS OF THE SOFTWARE. AS A CONDITION OF USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU MUST CHECK THAT ALL CALCULATION RESULTS ARE ACCURATE ACCORDING TO ALL APPLICABLE LAWS. RESULTS MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE INFORMATION APPLIED WITHIN THE SOFTWARE. USERS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO INSURE THAT THE INFORMATION THEY PROVIDE IS ACCURATE.
You may recover from Alft & Wilson only direct damages up to the amount you paid for the software. You cannot recover any other damages. This limitation applies to anything related to the software; and claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, guarantee or condition, strict liability, negligence, or other tort to the extent permitted by applicable law. It also applies even if repair, replacement or a refund for the software does not fully compensate you for any losses; or Alft Wilson knew or should have known about the possibility of the damages.
6.2 No Liability for Consequential Damages. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL ALFT & WILSON PUBLISHING BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ALFT & WILSON PUBLISHING HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
7. MISCELLANEOUSIf any provision of this LICENSE is inconsistent with, or cannot be fully enforced under, the law, such provision will be construed as limited to the extent necessary to be consistent with and fully enforceable under the law. This LICENSE is the final, complete and exclusive agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings and agreements relating to such subject matter, whether oral or written. This LICENSE may only be modified in writing signed by an authorized officer of ALFT & WILSON PUBLISHING. Customer agrees that it will not ship, transfer or export the SOFTWARE into any country, or use the SOFTWARE in any manner, prohibited by the United States Bureau of Export Administration or any export laws, restrictions or regulations.