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Confluent License Agreement

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This Confluent License Agreement (“Agreement”) is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or an  entity) (“Customer”) and Confluent, Inc. a Delaware corporation with offices at 899 W. Evelyn Avenue,  Mountain View, CA 94041 (“Confluent”), regarding proprietary software made available by Confluent for download in object code format (“Confluent Software”). BY CLICKING ON THE CHECKBOX THAT  DEMONSTRATES ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT, OR BY USING THE CONFLUENT SOFTWARE, CUSTOMER  EXPRESSLY ACCEPTS AND AGREES TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL AGREEING  TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF AN ENTITY, SUCH AS YOUR EMPLOYER, YOU REPRESENT  THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO BIND THAT ENTITY AND “CUSTOMER” SHALL REFER HEREIN TO  SUCH ENTITY. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY, OR IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS  AGREEMENT, YOU MUST NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT AND MAY NOT USE THE SOFTWARE. 

1. LICENSE 

1.1 Evaluation License. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Confluent grants to Customer a limited, non exclusive, non-transferable license solely during the Evaluation Term (as defined below) to use the  Confluent Software solely for evaluation use in development and testing environments, and not for  production use. As used herein, “Evaluation Term” means thirty (30) days from the date of download by  Customer or such other period specified in writing by Confluent. 

1.2 Developer License. In addition to the license granted in Section 1.1, and subject to the terms of this  Agreement, Confluent grants to Customer a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the  Confluent Software on one or more clusters with a single broker per cluster, solely for evaluation use in  development and testing environments, and not for production use. 

1.3 Confluent Connectors. If Customer has an active subscription to the Confluent Platform, then, except for  any Confluent Connectors that are designated as “preview” releases, any Confluent Connectors that  Customer downloads from Confluent’s website or otherwise receives from Confluent will be subject to  the terms of Customer’s Confluent subscription agreement applicable to Confluent’s proprietary  software, not the terms of this Agreement. 

1.4 Additional Restrictions and Limitations. The licenses granted herein do not include a right to sublicense.  Customer shall not, and shall not permit or encourage any third party to: (a) use the Confluent Software  other than as expressly permitted by this Agreement, or use the Confluent Software for third-party  training, software-as-a-service, time-sharing or service bureau use or (b) disassemble, decompile or  reverse engineer any portions of the Confluent Software, or otherwise attempt to gain access to the  source code to such Confluent Software (or the underlying ideas, algorithms, structure or organization of  the object code in the Confluent Software). The foregoing restriction is inapplicable to the extent  prohibited by applicable law; provided that, in the event that Customer intends to disassemble, decompile  or reverse engineer such Confluent Software, Customer shall first provide Confluent with written notice  thereof. 

1.5 Reservation of Rights. Confluent reserves all rights not expressly granted in this section. No rights are  granted by implication. 

1.6 Delivery of Materials. The Confluent Software, and any versions, updates or maintenance releases of any  component thereof, will be delivered only through an electronic transfer. 

1.7 Support and Maintenance. Confluent is not obligated to provide maintenance and support services for  the Confluent Software licensed under this Agreement. In the event that Confluent, in its sole discretion,  elects to make available to Customer any updates or maintenance releases of the Confluent Software,  such updates or maintenance releases shall be deemed Confluent Software under this Agreement. 

1.8 Preview Releases. Confluent may make available for download a preview release or beta version of  Confluent Software, and Customer may elect to use such preview release at its sole discretion. Preview  releases are intended for evaluation use in development and testing environments only, and not for  production use. Confluent may discontinue providing preview releases of the Confluent Software at any  time in Confluent’s sole discretion. Confluent is undertaking no obligation to release a generally available  version of a preview release or any specific feature thereof. If Customer provides Confluent any  suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations, or other feedback regarding preview releases  (“Feedback”), Confluent may freely use and incorporate into Confluent’s products and services any such  Feedback. Feedback shall be considered Confidential Information, regardless of whether marked as such. 

2. USER AND PERFORMANCE DATA. Confluent may from time to time use and process data about  Customer’s use of the Confluent Software and Third Party Software for the purposes of creating statistics  and analytics data. Confluent may use such data for its own business purposes, including to maintain and  improve the Confluent Software, Third Party Software and other services and to monitor and analyse its  activities in connection with the performance of such services. Customer acknowledges that certain  features of the Confluent Software and Third Party Software are configured to collect and report  telemetry data to Confluent as more particularly described in More Information Regarding Confluent Data  Collection at https://www.confluent.io/moreinformation/. Customer may choose to disable transmission  of this data to Confluent at any time. Confluent will use user data in accordance with Confluent’s Privacy  Policy located at https://www.confluent.io/privacy/ subject, as applicable, to the Standard Contractual  Clauses for Controllers as approved by the European Commission and available at http://eur lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32004D0915 (as amended, superseded or updated  from time to time), which are incorporated by reference in, and form an integral part of, this Agreement.  

3. OWNERSHIP. Customer acknowledges that Confluent or its licensors retain all proprietary rights, title and  interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the Confluent Software and any changes,  corrections, bug fixes, enhancements, updates and other modifications thereto (collectively,  “Modifications”), and as between the parties all such rights shall vest in Confluent. Customer  acknowledges that the licenses granted in Section 1 do not include the right to prepare any Modifications  of the Confluent Software.  

4. CONFIDENTIALITY 

4.1 Nondisclosure and Limited Use. Each party shall retain in confidence the non-public information and  know-how disclosed or made available by the other party pursuant to this Agreement which is either  designated in writing as proprietary and/or confidential, if disclosed in writing, or if disclosed orally, is  designated in writing (which may be via email) as confidential within thirty (30) days of the oral disclosure  or should reasonably be understood to be confidential by the recipient (the “Confidential Information”).  The Confluent Software, Modifications, and the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall be  Confluent’s Confidential Information. Each party agrees to: (a) maintain the confidentiality of the other  party’s Confidential Information; (b) refrain from using the other party’s Confidential Information except  for the purpose of performing its obligations under this Agreement; and (c) not disclose such Confidential  Information to any third party except to employees and subcontractors as is reasonably required in 

connection with the exercise of its rights and obligations under this Agreement (and only subject to  binding written use and disclosure restrictions at least as protective as those set forth herein). Each party  shall immediately notify the other party of any unauthorized disclosure or use of any Confidential  Information and assist the other party in remedying such unauthorized use or disclosure by taking such  steps as are reasonably requested by such other party. The foregoing obligations will not apply to  Confidential Information of the other party which is: (i) already publicly known without breach of this  Agreement; (ii) discovered or created by the receiving party without use of, or reference to, the  Confidential Information of the disclosing party, as shown in records of the receiving party; (iii) otherwise  known to the receiving party through no wrongful conduct of the receiving party, or (iv) required to be  disclosed by law or court order; provided that the receiving party shall provide prompt notice thereof and  reasonable assistance to the disclosing party to enable the disclosing party to seek a protective order or  otherwise prevent or restrict such disclosure. Moreover, either party hereto may disclose any Confidential  Information hereunder to such party’s agents, attorneys and other representatives (and only subject to  confidentiality obligations at least as protective as those set forth herein) or any court of competent  jurisdiction as reasonably required to resolve any dispute between the parties hereto. 

4.2 Remedies. Any breach or threatened breach of this Section may cause irreparable injury to the disclosing  party and, in addition to any other remedies that may be available, in law, in equity or otherwise, the  disclosing party shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief against the threatened breach of this Agreement  or the continuation of any such breach by the receiving party, without the necessity of proving actual  damages or posting any bond, in addition to any other rights or remedies provided by law. 

5. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY 

5.1 Disclaimer of Any Warranties. CONFLUENT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR  OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THE CONFLUENT SOFTWARE OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED  HEREUNDER. CONFLUENT SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED,  INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A  PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT AND THOSE ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR  USAGE OR TRADE, AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT  PERMITTED BY LAW. THE CONFLUENT SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. 

5.2 Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL CONFLUENT’S LIABILITY ARISING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT  EXCEED $500. CONFLUENT WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO CUSTOMER FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL,  SPECIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST  PROFITS, BUSINESS, CONTRACTS, REVENUE, GOODWILL, PRODUCTION, ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF  DATA, OR COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM OR  DEMAND BY ANY OTHER PARTY, HOWEVER CAUSED AND (TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW)  UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) EVEN IF CONFLUENT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF  THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL  APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. 

6. TERM AND TERMINATION 

6.1 Term. Unless earlier terminated as provided in this Section, this Agreement and the license granted  hereunder will be effective as of the Effective Date and will immediately terminate if Customer breaches  Section 1 of this Agreement, regardless of whether Confluent notifies Customer of such termination.

6.2 Termination. Either party shall have the right to terminate this Agreement and the license granted herein  upon written notice in the event the other party fails to perform or observe any material term or condition  of this Agreement and such default has not been cured no later than ten (10) days after written notice of  such default to the other party. Confluent may also terminate this Agreement immediately if the  Customer: (a) terminates or suspends its business; (b) becomes subject to any bankruptcy or insolvency  proceeding under Federal or state statute; (c) becomes insolvent or subject to direct control by a trustee,  receiver or similar authority; or (d) has wound up or liquidated, voluntarily or otherwise. 

6.3 Effect of Termination. The provisions of this Agreement that by their nature extend beyond the  termination of this Agreement will survive termination. All of Customer’s rights in the Confluent Software  will terminate immediately upon termination of this Agreement. No later than five (5) days after  termination of this Agreement, Customer shall return to Confluent or, upon Confluent’s request, destroy or render inaccessible, at Customer’s sole expense, all Confidential Information of Confluent and  materials containing any Confidential Information of Confluent, and discontinue use of and uninstall the  Confluent Software, including all copies thereof. Nothing contained herein shall limit any other remedies  that Confluent may have for the default of Customer under this Agreement nor relieve Customer of any  of its obligations incurred prior to such termination. 

7. MISCELLANEOUS 

7.1 Assignment. Customer shall not assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement or any rights or obligations  hereunder, in whole or in part, whether by operation of law or otherwise, to any third party without  Confluent’s prior written consent. Any purported transfer, assignment or delegation without such prior  written consent will be null and void and of no force or effect. Confluent shall have the right to assign this  Agreement to any successor to its business or assets to which this Agreement relates, whether by merger,  sale of assets, sale of stock, reorganization or otherwise. Subject to this Section, this Agreement shall be  binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto, and their respective successors and permitted  assigns. 

7.2 Entire Agreement; Modification; Waiver. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between the  parties, and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, written or oral, with respect to the  matters covered by this Agreement, and is not intended to confer upon any third party any rights or  remedies hereunder. Customer acknowledges that it has not entered in this Agreement based on any  representations other than those contained herein. No modification of or amendment to this Agreement,  nor any waiver of any rights under this Agreement, shall be effective unless in writing and signed by both  parties. The waiver of one breach or default or any delay in exercising any rights shall not constitute a  waiver of any subsequent breach or default. 

7.3 Third Party Software. Confluent also makes available certain third party open source software as  identified at https://www.confluent.io/third_party_software (“Third Party Software”). The Third Party  Software shall be subject to the applicable open source license(s) and not this Agreement, and is provided  by Confluent at no charge. To the extent the terms of open source licenses applicable to Third Party  Software prohibit any of the restrictions in this Agreement, such restrictions will not apply to such Third  Party Software. To the extent the terms of open source licenses applicable to Third Party Software require  Confluent to make an offer to provide source code or related information in connection with the Third  Party Software, such offer is made. 

7.4 Governing Law. This Agreement shall in all respects be governed by the laws of the State of California  without reference to its principles of conflicts of laws. The parties hereby agree that all disputes arising 

out of this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in the federal and state  courts within Santa Clara County, California. Customer hereby consents to the personal and exclusive  jurisdiction and venue of these courts. The parties hereby disclaim and exclude the application hereto of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

7.5 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable under applicable law by a  court of competent jurisdiction, it shall be replaced with the valid provision that most closely reflects the  intent of the parties and the remaining provisions of the Agreement will remain in full force and effect. 

7.6 Relationship of the Parties. Nothing in this Agreement is to be construed as creating an agency,  partnership, or joint venture relationship between the parties hereto. Neither party shall have any right  or authority to assume or create any obligations or to make any representations or warranties on behalf  of any other party, whether express or implied, or to bind the other party in any respect whatsoever.  

7.7 Notices. All notices permitted or required under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed  to have been given when delivered in person (including by overnight courier), or three (3) business days  after being mailed by first class, registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, to the address of the party  specified in this Agreement or such other address as either party may specify in writing. 

7.8 U.S. Government Restricted Rights. If Confluent Software is being licensed by the U.S. Government, the  Confluent Software is deemed to be “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer  documentation” developed exclusively at private expense, and (a) if acquired by or on behalf of a civilian  agency, shall be subject solely to the terms of this computer software license as specified in 48 C.F.R.  12.212 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and its successors; and (b) if acquired by or on behalf of  units of the Department of Defense (“DOD”) shall be subject to the terms of this commercial computer  software license as specified in 48 C.F.R. 227.7202-2, DOD FAR Supplement and its successors. 

7.9 Export Law Assurances. Customer understands that the Confluent Software is subject to export control  laws and regulations. Customer may not download or otherwise export or re-export the Confluent  Software or any underlying information or technology except in full compliance with all applicable laws  and regulations, in particular, but without limitation, United States export control laws. None of the  Confluent Software or any underlying information or technology may be downloaded or otherwise  exported or re- exported: (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any country to which the United States  has embargoed goods; or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of specially designated  nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s list of prohibited countries or debarred or denied persons  or entities. Customer hereby agrees to the foregoing and represents and warrants that customer is not  located in, under control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.  

7.10 Construction. The titles and section headings used in this Agreement are for ease of reference only and  shall not be used in the interpretation or construction of this Agreement. No rule of construction resolving  any ambiguity in favor of the non-drafting party shall be applied hereto. The word “including”, when used  herein, is illustrative rather than exclusive and means “including, without limitation.”