The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, henceforth referred to as IEA, located at Herengracht 487, 1017 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands, represented in this matter by Mr Dirk Hastedt, Executive Director and the User, whereas:

  • IEA has developed the software called IEA Data Management Expert (DME) and wishes to protect its rights with respect to this software product;
  • IEA therefore permits the use of DME only under the following conditions;
  • The User(s) agree to the following conditions:

1. The product

The IEA DME Software is a program for data entry, data validation and data verification within surveys. Microsoft Windows TM interface and navigation features make it easy for anyone to enter data quickly. It is possible for different users to work on the same data file at the same time. DME has integrated data and file management and reporting capabilities. Thus, it is possible to merge data that have been entered by different persons.

2. Grant of license

a. Installation and use/costs

IEA grants the User the right to install and use a copy of the product on his or her computer running a validly licensed copy of the Windows operating system, for which the product was designed.

b. Backup copies

The User may also make copies of the product as may be necessary for backup and archival purposes.

3. Description of other rights and limitations

a. Maintenance of copyright notices

The User must not remove or alter any copyright notices on any and all copies of the product.

b. Distribution

The User may not distribute registered copies of the product to third parties. 

c. Prohibition on reverse engineering, decompilation and disassembly

The User may not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the product, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.

d. Rental

The User may not rent, lease or lend the product. In general, the User or a third party on their behalf may not use the product for commercial goals or in commercial services or products, without prior approval by the IEA.

e. Support services

IEA may provide the User support services related to the product. Any supplemental software code provided to you as part of the support services shall be considered part of the product and subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement.

f. Compliance with applicable law

The User must comply with all applicable laws regarding use of the product.

4. Termination

Without prejudice to any other rights, IEA may terminate this agreement if the User fails to comply with the terms and conditions of it. In such event, the User must destroy all copies of the product in his or her possession.

5. Copyright

All title and intellectual rights, including but not limited to copyrights, in and to the product and any copies thereof are owned by IEA or its suppliers. All title and intellectual property rights in and to the content which may be accessed through use of the product is the property of the respective content owner and may be protected by applicable copyright or other intellectual property laws and treaties. This agreement grants you no rights to use such content. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by IEA.

6. No warranties

IEA expressly disclaims any warranty for the product. The product is provided “As Is” without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability, non-infringement or fitness of a particular purpose. IEA does not warrant or assume responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within the product. IEA makes no warranties respecting any harm that may be caused by the transmission of a computer virus, worm, time bomb, logic bomb or other such computer program. IEA further expressly disclaims any warranty or representation to authorized User(s) or to any third party.

7. Limitation of liability

In no event shall IEA be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, lost profits, business interruption or lost information) rising out of authorized User(s) use of or inability to use the product, even if IEA has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event will IEA be liable for loss of data or for indirect, special, incidental, consequential (including lost profit) or other damages based in contract, tort or otherwise. IEA shall have no liability with respect to the content of the product or any part thereof, including but not limited to errors or omissions contained therein, libel, infringements of rights of publicity, privacy, trademark rights, business interruption, personal injury, loss of privacy, moral rights or the disclosure of confidential information.

8. Changes

Changes to this license agreement will be valid only if they have been agreed in writing.

9. Disputes

Disputes over the license will be resolved as far as possible in mutual consultation. Should this fail, the parties will then settle their disputes by way of mediation, without prejudice to their right to address the court in Amsterdam.

10. Applicable law

This contract is governed by Dutch law.


On behalf of IEA,

Mr Dirk Hastedt

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