Support Terms and Conditions

Note: Individual contract terms may supersede terms shown below.

Subject to your purchase of support services, these Support and Maintenance Terms (the "Agreement") shall govern Embarcadero's provision of support and maintenance services to you ("Licensee").


(a) 'Authorized Contacts' means the persons specified by Licensee who are responsible for all communication, including case submission, on behalf of the Licensee and Embarcadero in relation to the Services (as defined below).

(b) 'Development System' means the Software or part thereof, that is part of a pre-Production System (e.g., test system or prototype) or is being used by Licensee to develop a Production System.

(c) 'Effective Date' means the date for commencement of the Services stated in the applicable ordering document (or in the absence of such a date, the first day of the month following the month in which the Purchase Order is issued).

(d) 'Enhancement Request' means a request by the Licensee to add functionality or enhance performance beyond the specifications of the Software.

(e) 'Fees' means the then-current annual fees for the applicable Support and Maintenance program.

(f) 'Incident' means a single support question relating to the Software that cannot be broken down into subordinate questions.

(g) 'Normal Business Hours' are Monday to Friday except Embarcadero company holidays (Business Days) in the local time of each Embarcadero Technical Support office location.

(h) 'Production System' means the Software that is being used as a regular part of actual day to day

business operations of Licensee.

(i) 'Release(s)' means those items described in Section 4.1 either individually or collectively, as applicable.

(j) 'Services' means the Support and Maintenance program identified in Licensee's ordering document and as more fully described at

(k) 'Software' means the Embarcadero software product(s) licensed by Licensee and identified under Section 2.2.

(l) 'Software Failure' means an Incident reported by Licensee to Embarcadero as a result of a reproducible behavior that deviates in a material respect from the Software specifications.

(m) 'Test Case' means Licensee's instructions that allow Embarcadero to reproduce an Incident.

(n) 'Third Party Software' means third party software that may accompany the Software but are not a part of the Software.

(o) 'Version Number' means the three-part version number in the form xx.yy.[zzzz] which identifies a Release.

(p) 'Workaround' means a method of operating the Software in a manner that avoids a Software Failure.


2.1 Subject to the terms contained herein, Embarcadero shall provide the Licensee with: (a) Support for any Incident which may arise from the Licensee's use of the Software; and (b) the maintenance service in accordance with Section 4 below.

2.2 The Services shall only be provided for the Embarcadero products specifically licensed by Licensee under a valid Embarcadero license agreement ("License Agreement"). Licensee must also notify Embarcadero of, and purchase the same Services for, any other licenses for the same Embarcadero product that the Licensee has, or may acquire, for the same identifiable project or location. Furthermore, at any point in time during the term of the Services Embarcadero may discontinue support for a Embarcadero product at any time, provided that Major Releases of Embarcadero products will be covered, for at least two years and six months after initial release.

2.3 The Services do not cover any adaptations or modifications of the Software made by the Licensee or any third party.

2.4 Embarcadero may offer consulting services to help resolve issues that fall outside the scope of the Services. Any consulting services shall be provided under a separate agreement and shall be subject to Embarcadero's then-current consulting fees.

3. TERM.

Subject to Section 11 below, the Services shall be provided for one year, commencing on the Effective Date and shall be automatically renewed at the end of the initial year and thereafter for additional one year periods, unless and until either party gives written notice to the other party not less than thirty (30) calendar days before the end of the then-current term that it elects not to extend the term. Any such renewal will be on the terms and conditions of the then current Embarcadero support and maintenance terms and conditions (including without limitation the applicable Fees) provided that such terms and conditions have been notified to the Licensee not less than thirty (30) calendar days before the end of the then ending one year term.


4.1 Definitions applicable to Maintenance Service:

(a) 'Major Release': a release to correct any Software Failures, add functionality and/or add new features to the Software and is represented by a change in the xx component of a Version Number. They are sometimes referred to as 'Upgrades'.

(b) 'Minor Release' means a release to correct any Software Failures and/or add features to the Software and is represented by a change in the yy component of a Version Number. They are sometimes referred to as 'Updates'.

(c) 'Maintenance Release' means a release to correct any Software Failures and is represented by a change in the zzzz component of a Version Number.

(d) 'Service Pack' means a patch created by Embarcadero from time to time for all customers to resolve certain product issues. These releases are made available on an as needed basis only.

(e) 'Hotfix' means a patch created by Embarcadero to address a specific Software Failure for a single customer. Released on an 'as needed' basis only and will not automatically be made available to customers until they are rolled up into a Service Pack or Minor Release.

4.2 During the term of the Services, Licensee is entitled to, and may request delivery of, any Major Release, Minor Release, Maintenance Release, and Service Pack issued during the term of the Services at no additional expense beyond the Fees. Requests for such deliveries, if made after the term of Services, will not be honored.  Hotfixes are only available under certain support and maintenance programs.  All Releases are made available at Embarcadero's discretion.

4.3 The delivery to the Licensee of a Release will not increase the total number of licenses of the Software to which the Licensee is entitled. Furthermore, each Release shall also be subject to the terms of the applicable License Agreement.


5.1 Technical Support Engineer ('TSE'): the Licensee will have access to the TSE staff at a Center Support Embarcadero during Normal Business Hours. The Center Support Embarcadero shall coordinate the resolution of Incidents, including the verification of any reported Incident, communicate with the Licensee for additional information, deliver the resolution or Workaround, as applicable, and supply the correction and/or update as necessary.

5.2 Authorized Contacts: All reports of Incidents ('Incident Reports') must be made to Embarcadero by Authorized Contact(s). The Authorized Contact(s) must have sufficient technical expertise, training and/or experience to perform the Licensee's obligations under this Agreement and will be responsible for all communications with Embarcadero relating to this Agreement. The Licensee will promptly notify Embarcadero in writing or by e-mail of the names, e-mail addresses and direct telephone numbers of its chosen Authorized Contacts. The Licensee may substitute Authorized Contact(s) from time to time by giving Embarcadero at least one (1) week's prior notice in writing or by e-mail, including the relevant details for any new Authorized Contact. Unless Licensee has purchased Global Support, the Services shall only be provided from a single Center Support Embarcadero located in the same territory from which the associated Software was purchased.

5.3 Required Information: All incident reports must, if applicable, include the following ("Incident Reports"):

(a) The name(s) and Version Number(s) of the Software, including all Maintenance Releases and applied Software patches.

(b) Platform(s) and version(s) on which the Software is running. Before reporting an Incident, the Licensee must verify that the Incident is reproducible on the Embarcadero certified platform(s) specified for the Software on Embarcadero's web site.

(c) A general description of the operating environment.

(d) A list of all hardware components and their version(s), in the environment.

(e) A list of operating system versions of all hardware components, including network(s).

(f) A reproducible Test Case that demonstrates the specific usage that causes the Software Failure being reported.

(g) Log files, trace and system files.

(h) Exact wording of all related error messages.

(i) A full description of the Incident and expected results.

(j) Any special circumstances surrounding the discovery of the Incident.

5.4 Definitions of Severity Levels: Embarcadero will work with the Licensee to assign the appropriate Severity Level to all Incidents according to the criteria below. Severity Levels are assigned to allow prioritization of incoming Incidents. Embarcadero may reclassify Incidents if it reasonably believes that Licensee's classification is incorrect. In the event Embarcadero determines that an Incident is in fact an Enhancement Request, it shall not be addressed under Section 5.4, 5.5 and Section 6(c). Enhancement Request shall be addressed pursuant to Section 6(b).



Severity 1


An Incident that results in a critical business impact for a Production System; may be assigned to an Incident where Licensee experiences (i) a complete or substantial loss of service when using a Production System, or (ii) real or perceived data loss or data corruption making an essential part of the Production System unusable, or (iii) inability to use a mission critical application within a Production System.

Severity 2


An Incident that results in some business impact may be assigned to an Incident where Licensee experiences (i) the functionality of the Software is adversely affected, but can be circumvented, or (ii) certain functions within the Software are disabled, but the Software remains operable, or (iii) a complete or substantial loss of service when using a Development System.

Severity 3


An Incident that results in a minimal business impact; may be assigned to an Incident where Licensee experiences no loss of service and the Incident has no significant effect on the usability of the Software. This level is typically used for questions, comments and suggestions.



5.5 Embarcadero's Obligations: Embarcadero will maintain a telephone number and electronic access during Normal Business Hours for the Licensee to report Incidents and receive assistance. On receipt of an Incident Report, Embarcadero shall establish whether there is an Incident for which the Licensee is entitled to the Services and, if so, shall:

(a) Confirm receipt of the Incident Report and notify the Licensee of the Incident Identification Number that both parties must then use in any communications about the Incident.

(b) Work with the Licensee to set a Severity Level for the Incident in accordance with Section 5.4 above.

(c) Analyze the Incident and verify the existence of the problem.

(d) Give the Licensee direction and assistance in resolving the Incident.


(a) Embarcadero shall maintain an organization that has sufficient technical expertise, training and/or experience to perform the Services during Normal Business Hours.

(b) Embarcadero will review Enhancement Requests during its normal product revision cycles. However, Embarcadero shall be under no obligation to incorporate any Enhancement Requests, including but not limited to modifications or new features requested by the Licensee into any Release.

(c) Embarcadero will not be required to correct any Software Failure caused by (i) incorporation or appendix of a feature, program or device to the Software or any part thereof; (ii) any non-conformance caused by accident, transportation, neglect, misuse, alteration, modification or enhancement of the Software; (iii) the failure to provide a suitable installation environment; (iv) use of the Software for other than the specific purpose for which the Software is designed; (v) use of the Software in any operating environment other than one certified by Embarcadero for the Software; or (vi) failure to incorporate any Releases previously provided by Embarcadero which corrected such Software Failure.

7. FEES.

The Licensee will pay Embarcadero the applicable Fees prior to the Effective Date and thereafter prior to the date of each renewal. The Licensee will be notified of any increases in the Fees at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to the automatic renewal of the Services. provided Licensee meets all requirements of the then-current support offerings. If Licensee declines to renew the Services, and then later elects to reinstate the Services, the Licensee will be required to pay a reinstatement fee equal to 150% of the support fee that would have been owed during the lapsed period.


All Services hereunder (including the provision of Releases and corrections) shall be provided to the Licensee subject to and in accordance with the terms of the applicable License Agreement. Consequently, without limiting the generality thereof, (a) such Services shall, in addition, be subject to such additional disclaimers of warranties and limitations on liability as are provided in such License Agreement, and (b) Embarcadero shall retain all ownership rights and title to all such Releases and corrections provided.




In no event will Embarcadero BE liable for any indirect, consequential, incidental, special, or exemplary damages (including any lost data, lost profits, or business interruption) arising from this Agreement, whether arising in tort (including negligence and strict liability), contract, or otherwise, even if Embarcadero has been advised, knows, or should know of the possibility of such damages, and notwithstanding the failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy. Embarcadero's total cumulative liability arising from or related to this Agreement will NOT exceed the aggregate SUPPORT FEES PAYABLE under this Agreement in the previous TWELVE (12) months. The existence of more than one claim will not enlarge this amount.


11.1 Termination and Expiration. Either party may terminate the Services upon material breach by the other party of any provision of these terms and conditions or the applicable License Agreement, and (if such breach is remediable) that other fails to remedy such breach within thirty (30) calendar days of that party being notified of such breach in writing.

11.2 Effect of Expiration or Termination. Upon expiration or termination of the Services in respect of a software license for any reason:

(a) All rights granted to the Licensee hereunder in respect thereof will become null and void, except for the right to use any Releases delivered in accordance with Section 4 above, subject to the terms of the License Agreement.

(b) All outstanding obligations or commitments of either party to pay amounts to the other party, if any, will become immediately due and payable.

(c) Neither party will have any right to receive any compensation, reimbursement or other amounts from the other party solely as a result of such termination, and neither party will have any right whatsoever in or to the other party's software or any copyrighted materials, patents, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights relating to the other party's software, other than as provided for herein.


(a) Governing Law. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding its choice of law rules and excluding the United Nations Convention for Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, and Licensee further consents to jurisdiction by the state and federal courts sitting in the State of California.

(b) Complete Agreement. This Agreement is the complete agreement between Embarcadero and Licensee regarding the Services and supersede any prior or contemporaneous agreements or communications, written or oral, relating to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement will not be modified except by a properly executed written agreement. Any terms and conditions of any purchase order or other instrument issued by Licensee in connection with this Agreement which are in addition to, inconsistent with or different from the terms and conditions of this Agreement will be of no force or effect.

(c) Survival. Sections 1, 7 through 12 will survive termination or expiration of this Agreement for any reason.

(d) Assignment and Binding Effect. Licensee may not assign or transfer (including by operation of law) this Agreement or the licenses granted hereunder without the prior written consent of Embarcadero and any attempt to do so will be void.

(e) Notices. Any notice required to be sent to a party under this Agreement will be in writing, effective on receipt by that party, and will be sent by fax, first-class mail or personal delivery to the addresses provided by the parties at the time of ordering. Either party may change its notice address by giving written notice to the other party at the other party's notice address.

(f) Waiver and Severability. Waivers must be in writing signed by an authorized representative. The waiver of one breach or default under this Agreement will not constitute the waiver of any subsequent breach or default. Any provision of this Agreement held to be illegal or unenforceable will be deemed amended to conform to applicable laws or regulations, or if it cannot be so amended without materially altering the intention of the parties, it will be stricken and the remainder of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect.

(g) Independent Contractors. Nothing herein contained will be construed to place the parties in the relationship of partners, joint venturers, principal and agent, or employer and employee, and neither party will have the power to obligate or bind the other party in any manner whatsoever. Each party will be responsible for the acts, negligence and omissions of its employees, agents, servants and subcontractors.

(h) Force Majeure. Neither party will be liable to the other by reason of any failure of or delay in the performance of its obligations under this Agreement, except for obligations to pay money, to the extent such failure or delay is due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control (collectively referred to herein as 'Force Majeure'), nor will any such failure or delay give the other party the right to terminate this Agreement. Each party will use its best efforts to minimize the duration and consequences of any failure of or delay in performance resulting from a Force Majeure event. Such Force Majeure events will include (without limitation) accidents, acts of God, labor disputes, actions of any government agency and shortage of materials.

(i) Export. Licensee hereby acknowledges and agrees that it will not export or re-export the Embarcadero products or technical data supplied by Embarcadero, directly or through third parties, to any source for use in any country or countries in contravention of any export laws, regulations or decrees of the United States government, or any agency thereof. Licensee will be solely responsible for identifying and complying with all laws of any jurisdiction outside of the United States regarding the use of the Embarcadero products and technical data supplied by Embarcadero. Licensee agrees to obtain all licenses, permits or approvals required by any government at Licensee's sole cost and expense.

(j) Government Use. Any Embarcadero products provided under this Agreement are commercial computer software developed exclusively at private expense, and in all respects are proprietary data belonging to Embarcadero or its licensors. The Embarcadero products and any accompanying documentation are 'Commercial Items', as that term is defined at 48 CFR Section 2.101, consisting of 'Commercial Computer Software' and 'Commercial Computer Software Documentation', as such terms are used in 48 CFR Sections 12.212 and 227.7202, as applicable. Consistent with 48 CFR Sections 12.212 or 227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, as applicable, the Commercial Computer Software and Commercial Computer Software Documentation are being licensed to U.S. Government end users (a) only as Commercial Items and (b) with only those rights as are granted to all other end users pursuant to the terms and conditions herein. Further, use, duplication or disclosure by the United States government is subject to the restrictions as set forth in the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software Clauses in DFARS 252.227-7013(c)(a)(ii) and FAR 52.227-19(c) as applicable. Unpublished rights reserved under the copyright laws of the United States.

(k) Injunctive Relief. In the event of a breach of this Agreement, money or damages will not be an adequate remedy, and therefore, in addition to any other legal or equitable remedies, either party will be entitled to seek an injunction or other equitable relief against such breach.