What the NetSession Interface is:

  • Software that helps deliver faster, more reliable downloads on demand
  • An extension of Akamai's global server network that helps companies and their customers complete more downloads more easily
  • Extremely secure, supporting best-in-class HTTPS/SSL security

What the NetSession Interface isn't:

  • It is not spyware, malware, or other intrusive software
  • It is not a security threat, and does not view or share any private data on your machine
  • It is not permanently installed on your machine; you have the option to remove it at any time

Where it resides:

  • If you have NetSession installed, you have a view into the service on your machine through the Windows Control Panel or Mac OS X System Preferences pane.
  • On Windows, open your Windows Control Panel, then click the icon or link to the Akamai NetSession Interface Control Panel.
  • On Mac OS X, the Akamai extension icon is found under Other --> Akamai on the System Preferences pane.

The Akamai NetSession Interface End User License Agreement
Version: February 14, 2011

The Akamai NetSession Interface Extended (“NetSession Interface”) is a secure networking service that is installed on your computer for improving the speed, reliability and efficiency of content downloaded from the Internet. Use of the NetSession Interface allows you to download content from the Internet and other NetSession Interface users and in turn, utilizes a small amount of your upload bandwidth to enable other users of the NetSession Interface to download pieces of that content from your computer. The NetSession Interface runs in the background and uses a negligible amount of your computer resources or upload bandwidth when you are not actively downloading content.

The NetSession Interface is a key service used by many of your favorite software and media publishers who have chosen Akamai to optimize their content delivery. More detailed information can be found here: http://www.akamai.com/client.

The NetSession Interface downloads only files specifically authorized by you, or for the purpose of automatically updating itself.

At any time, you may uninstall the NetSession Interface through the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel (Windows), or by simply running the uninstaller app (Mac).

NOTICE: Please carefully read and review this End User License Agreement (this "Agreement"). This Agreement is a legal agreement between Akamai Technologies, Inc. ("Akamai" "We," "Us," or "Our") and you (either an individual or an entity). This Agreement specifies the terms under which you are allowed you to use our "Akamai NetSession Interface" software application and our related services (referred to collectively as the "Akamai NetSession Interface" or the "Software") to retrieve digital information of all types that is posted on the Internet by publishers working with Akamai.

For questions or feedback on Akamai's Bill of Rights, please complete our feedback form.

1. Agreement to EULA

By installing or using the Software, you are consenting to be bound by this agreement. Use of the Software is also governed by the Akamai Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement you may not install or use the Software. You can remove this software through a standard uninstall process detailed at www.akamai.com/client.

2. Single Copy Software License and Trademarks

(a) The Software is copyrighted and protected by law and international treaty. You may install and use this Software on a single computer for your internal use only, unless specifically licensed to do otherwise by Akamai.

(b) All rights not expressly granted by us in this Agreement are reserved. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you may not (i) copy the Software (or any part of the Software), (ii) modify the Software or separate out any of its components for use with other software, (iii) transfer the Software to another person (except that you may transfer the software in connection with a transfer of the computer on which it is installed), (iv) decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reverse engineer or attempt to discover any underlying proprietary information of the Software, or (v) use the Software in any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation.

(c) You further acknowledge that "the Akamai NetSession Interface" and "Akamai" are our trademarks and that this license does not grant you any right whatsoever in these trademarks. For example, you have no right to use, copy, modify, or publicly display these trademarks, and you may not remove, alter, or delete such trademarks as are affixed by us to reports, documents, templates, screen shots, etc. generated through use of the Software. Finally, you may not assist or allow anyone to do anything that this Agreement prohibits you from doing.

(d) You understand that the Software is licensed to you and not sold. We retain title to all copies of the Software and all intellectual property rights contained within or embodied by the Software.

3. Upgrades

You acknowledge that from time to time we may issue upgraded versions of the Software and may automatically download and electronically upgrade the version of the Software running on your computer. This is done to maintain the security of the software, upgrade the protocol and upgrade Software features. You consent to such automatic upgrading, and agree that the terms and conditions of this Agreement will apply to all such upgraded versions. Any upgraded version of the Software will be subject to this Agreement.

4. Operation of the Akamai NetSession Interface and Your Information

(a) You agree that the Software may send and receive commands and data related to participating publishers' digital information ("Published Content") to and from the Akamai network and other Akamai NetSession Interfaces to facilitate the downloading of Published Content.

(b) Akamai may retain information regarding the transmission of Published Content similar to a normal web server. Such information may include IP Address, URL of the content retrieved, data and time, and file size. None of this information, however, is associated with any personally identifiable information.

(c) As a condition to your downloading and using the Software and services, you agree not to (i) use the Software or our services, or attempt to penetrate, modify or manipulate the Software or our services or any of the hardware or software thereof, in order to invade the privacy of, obtain the identity of, or obtain any personal information or Internet protocol addresses of, any end-user that has installed the Software, or to modify, erase or damage any information contained on the computer of any end-user connected to Akamai or otherwise, and (ii) use any device, software or routine, or take any action whatsoever, to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Software or our services.

5. Akamai does not review or have any control over Published Content

If you choose to download and use any Published Content, then your rights with respect to such Published Content shall be a matter between you and the third party publisher of such Published Content and may be affected by such third party content provider's license agreement, terms of use, or other applicable policies and guidelines or by applicable law. Akamai disclaims any and all liability arising from, or in connection with, your download or use of any Published Content, including but not limited to any and all responsibility for (i) the functionality, performance, truthfulness, accuracy, or completeness of any Published Content, (ii) for any claims that such Published Content infringes any copyright or other intellectual property right, misappropriates or violates any right of privacy or publicity, defames any person or business, or is obscene or otherwise offensive or inappropriate, and (iii) information that is gathered from you, if at all, by third party content providers before, during, or after your request to such content providers to download Published Content.

6. Updates to the Terms of Use.

You acknowledge that from time to time we may modify the terms governing your use of the Software. Notice of such updates will be provided by posting the effective date on the Software Terms of Use appearing on Akamai's Website. You consent to and agree to be bound by the current Terms of Use if you continue to use the Software after the effective date of such Terms of Use.

7. Disclaimers.

The Software is provided "AS IS" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Akamai discloses all warranties express and/or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, noninfringement and title, and any warranties arising from a course of dealing, usage, or trade practice. The duration of any implied warranty that is not effectively disclaimed will be limited to the warranty period. Akamai does not represent or warrant that the Software or materials provided through use of the Software are accurate, complete, reliable, timely, secure, current, or error-free. Those who download this Software from other jurisdictions do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with local law.

8. Limitation of Liability.

(a) You expressly acknowledge and agree that in no event shall Akamai, its officers, directors, shareholders, affiliates or licensors be liable for any special, punitive, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of use, computer failure or malfunction, loss of goodwill, lost profits, loss of data or information, unauthorized access to and/or loss of your personally identifiable information, or any and all other commercial damages and losses, arising out of or in connection with the Software or its use or this Agreement, even if Akamai, its officers, directors, shareholders, affiliates or licensors have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

(b) Akamai is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any the Software, including any injury or damage to users or to any person&rqsuo;s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the Software. Under no circumstances shall Akamai be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the Software or from the conduct of any users of the Software, whether online or offline.

(c) You acknowledge and agree that the provisions under this Agreement that limit liability, disclaim warranties, or exclude consequential damages or other damages or remedies are essential terms of this Agreement that are fundamental to the parties' understanding regarding allocation of risk, and all of these provisions are also made on behalf of third parties that are authorized by Akamai to distribute the Software and shall inure to their benefit. Accordingly, such provisions shall be severable and independent of any other provisions and shall be enforced as such, regardless of any breach or other occurrence hereunder. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree that all limitations of liability, disclaimers of warranties, and exclusions of consequential damages or other damages or remedies shall remain fully valid, effective and enforceable in accordance with their respective terms, even under circumstances that cause any exclusive remedy under this Agreement to fail of its essential purpose.

9. Proprietary Rights.

Akamai and its licensors retain all copyrights, trade secret rights, patents, trademarks, and any other proprietary rights covering or relating to the Software. You acknowledge that the Software includes or incorporates proprietary and confidential information belonging to Akamai and its licensors.

10. Termination.

We may terminate this Agreement at any time and without prior notice if you violate it. You must destroy all copies of the Software in your possession or control promptly upon termination. Our termination will not limit any of our other rights or remedies under this Agreement or at law or in equity. Any provision of this Agreement that by its sense and context is intended to survive termination of this Agreement will survive termination.

12. Governing Law.

This Agreement and any and all claims relating to the Software shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, U.S.A. without regard to or application of choice of law rules or principles.

13. Export.

You acknowledge that the Software is subject to United States export control laws, including but not limited to the export administration regulations. You will not export, re-export or divert the Software in contravention of those laws.

14. Electronic Contracts and Records.

For all purposes under the Agreement and all other purposes under applicable law, an electronic communication of any kind shall be deemed (i) a "writing" and "written"; (ii) "signed"; and (iii) when printed from electronic files or records established and maintained in the normal course of business, an "original business record." You expressly waive any right to object to the validity or enforceability of this Agreement or any other electronic communication on the ground that a "statute of frauds" or any other law requires that agreements be in writing or signed by the bound party. Electronic communications, if introduced as evidence in any proceedings, shall be admissible as between the parties to the same extent and under the same conditions as business records originated and maintained in paper form.

15. Severability and Waiver.

If any provision of this Agreement is illegal or unenforceable under applicable law, the remaining provisions of this Agreement will remain valid and fully enforceable. No delay or failure to take action under these terms and conditions will constitute a waiver by Akamai unless expressly waived in writing by a duly authorized officer of Akamai.

16. Modification.

You may not amend terms or conditions of this Agreement without the prior written consent of an authorized officer at Akamai. We may prospectively amend this Agreement at any time pursuant to Section 6.

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