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bedding plants, potted plants, seeds, plugs, cuttings and postharvest
care and/or floral marketing products/equipment/services or
for use by university research, extension and/or teaching personnel.
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contained in this Site but have been granted a license for their
use as described herein for the specific limited purposes as
long as this license agreement remains in full force and effect.
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and/or sale of the floral products described above or as related
to university research, extension and/or teaching activities.
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coordination and arrangement of data within the Site except
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the use of the information found therein. PRO may terminate
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to, if PRO finds that you have violated any terms of this license
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between the parties hereto.
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or unenforceable, the remainder of the license agreement shall
be interpreted so as to reasonably effect the intention of
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all disputes arising under this contract by mutual agreement.
If the dispute cannot be settled through mutual, amicable
negotiations, the parties agree to first attempt good faith
settlement by mediation. Mediation shall be non-binding, directed
toward resolution of all outstanding issues, and shall be
designed to attempt comprehensive settlement of the entire
If any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this
contract or the breach thereof, cannot be settled by negotiation
or mediation, the dispute shall be settled by binding arbitration
in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American
You acknowledge and understand and agree that the breach of
the terms and conditions of this license agreement may result
in irreparable harm to PRO for which damages may be difficult
to ascertain and that may be inadequate as a remedy. You agree
that PRO shall have the right to apply to a court of competent
jurisdiction for an order restraining any further use, disclosure
or misappropriation and for such other relief as PRO may deem
appropriate. This right shall be in addition to any other right
and remedy otherwise available herein and at law.