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Definition of Terms

The terms pertaining to subscriptions to the Regulatory Information Services are defined below.

Authorized User.  See "user".

Billing period. The minimum time interval during the subscription term for which the license fee is prepaid. The duration of the billing period depends on the payment schedule chosen by the subscriber: monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.

Client. See "subscriber".

Controlled group. A large company with a diversified organizational structure and a network of subsidiary companies. A controlled group includes the parent company (holding company) and all divisions, branches, and other organizations and individuals in which 100 percent of the shares or votes belong to the parent company.

Database. An information product (such as the Database of Industry Standards of the Republic of Kazakhstan) in the form of an electronic database containing bibliographic data and full texts of publications such as laws, technical regulations, industry standards, specifications, manuals, guidelines, engineering data, and related statutory regulations. The product comes with an installation software used to install the Database in the subscriber’s computer system. The Database is provided to subscribers on the basis of the Database End-User License, with "one copy of the Database per one Database End-User License".

Database (trial version). The trial version of the Database ("Trial Database") is intended for purposes of familiarization with the working version of the Database and is provided for a limited time to individuals who have expressed an interest in subscribing to the Regulatory Information Services. The Trial Database is provided on the basis of the Trial Database End-User License.

Database (working version). The working version of the Database is a package consisting of fully functional Database and devices, which is provided to the subscriber on the basis of the Database End-User License.

Database End-User License. The license agreement that permits the subscriber to install and use the Database under the terms and conditions stipulated in the license agreement.

Database of Industry Standards of the Republic of Kazakhstan. A Database containing bibliographic data and full texts of the regulatory documents in use in Kazakhstan.

License. The license agreement between the licensee and licensor that stipulates the terms and conditions for installation and use of the product being licensed.

License Agreement. See "license".

Licensee. The individual or legal entity to which the license is issued.

License fee. The sum which the subscriber is obligated to pay for each license for each billing period during the subscription term. The license fee represents the price of the license.

Licensor. The individual or legal entity that issues the license.

Subscriber. An individual or legal entity that is the subject of the Subscription Agreement. The term "subscriber" is understood to mean the subscriber and user together.

Subscription Agreement. The agreement between the subscriber and the vendor of the information services. This agreement is the fundamental document regulating the terms and conditions of the subscription to the Regulatory Information Services.

Subscription term. The total time period during which information services are provided to the subscriber, provided that the terms and conditions of the Subscription Agreement are complied with. For payment purposes, the subscription term is divided into billing periods.

Third party. An individual or legal entity that is not a subscriber, an employee of the subscriber, or a member of a controlled group. For example, third parties include clients and customers of the licensee; business partners of the licensee; vendors of products and services to the licensee, including licensee’s independent contractors who are not salaried staff employees of the licensee; partners or members of joint ventures and consortia that include the licensee; legal entities less than 100 percent controlled by the licensee.

Trial Database. See "Database (trial version)".

Trial Database End-User License. A license agreement with limited rights and a limited term that permits the licensee to install and use the Trial Database.

Working version of the Database. See "Database (working version)".

User. An individual authorized by the subscriber to install and/or access and use the Database by means of the User Software. Users must be salaried staff employees of the subscriber, and not of the subscriber`s clients, vendors, consultants, service providers, agents, contractors, subcontractors, business partners, consortium partners, joint venture partners, affiliates (other than wholly owned subsidiaries), concessionaires, subscribers, members, or associative/cooperative members and employees thereof.

User Software. The computer program that is used to access the Database. The User Software is provided to subscribers free of charge. The installation and use of the User Software is governed by the User Software License.

User Software License. The license agreement that permits the user to install and use the User Software under the terms and conditions stipulated in the license agreement.

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