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Educational Licensees – Additional Terms

LAST UPDATED: May 28, 2014

These additional terms supplement the License and Services Agreements for 2015 versions of products or later, and such License and Services Agreements incorporate these additional terms by reference. 

A.   Qualified Educational Institutions

Qualified Educational Institution” means an educational institution which has been accredited by an authorized governmental agency within its applicable local, state, provincial, federal, or national government and has the primary purpose of teaching its enrolled students. Examples, without limitation, of entities that are included and excluded from this definition are described at

Examples of Qualified Educational Institutions include, without limitation, public or private:

  • Elementary schools, middle schools and high schools
  • Junior colleges
  • Colleges, universities and technical schools
  • Home school programs which belong to a nationally recognized home schooling body or are expressly recognized by a local school governing body as an acceptable alternative to an accredited educational institution

Specifically excluded, without limitation, from the definition of Qualified Educational Institution are:

  • Non-accredited educational institutions
  • Training centers
  • Churches
  • Hospitals, healthcare systems & research laboratories
  • Libraries
  • Museums 

B.   Other Authorized Educational Licensees


C.   Governing Law for Public Educational Institutions

If Licensee is a Qualified Educational Institution and Licensee’s Territory is the United States of America or Canada, then the following additional terms and conditions set forth in this Section C shall apply:

If Licensee is a Public Educational Institution, this Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State or Province in which such Public Educational Institution is located. Such laws shall govern without reference to the conflicts-of-laws rules thereof. The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act shall not apply to (and are excluded from the laws governing) this Agreement. In addition, each party agrees that any claim, action or dispute arising under or relating to this Agreement will be brought exclusively in (and the parties will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of) the local courts of the county in which the main campus of Licensee is located, or the administrative tribunal having exclusive jurisdiction over disputes involving Licensee, as applicable.

Public Educational Institution” means a Qualified Educational Institution that is a legal branch or agency of a state or local government.