Beta User Agreement

This clause, also known as the beta “non-responsibility clause,” explicitly states that the “AS IS” application provided is authorized and contains errors and stability issues. Testing is the only goal behind the use of the application and the developer disclaims any responsibility for data loss, damage or loss of profit resulting from the use of the beta application. Similarly, the developer refuses all explicit and unspoken guarantees for the application to be tested and the tester uses the application at his own risk. As you send beta updates, it`s a good place to explicitly state that they are subject to the same conditions. Here is an example of Paragoni applications: the legal agreements used for beta testing are usually grouped into a legal document or agreement. Although there is no default name for this agreement, it is generally referred to as the Beta Participation Agreement (BPA), Beta Tester Agreement, Pre-release Software Agreement or something like that. Dispute resolution, applicable legislation and jurisdiction. The parties will endeavour to resolve all disputes relating to this agreement through informal negotiations in good faith. If the first negotiations do not resolve the dispute, the parties would choose a mutually agreed mediator in a mutually agreed place to try to resolve the dispute.

If the dispute is not resolved, each party can only appeal to a federal court in the Northern District of California and each party submits irrevocably to the jurisdiction and jurisdiction. The laws of the state of California govern this agreement. The dominant party in a dispute may attempt to recover its legal fees and fees. Any breach of the confidentiality obligations of this Agreement or any unauthorized use of the services or intellectual property of one party by the other party may cause irreparable damage. Under no circumstances can this agreement be subject to the United Nations Convention on International Goods Contracts. If you expect your app to collect user information (which you will likely do), especially personal information, you should include a privacy policy. In the United States, Canada, Europe and many other countries, privacy policies are mandatory for any company that collects personal data from its customers. In addition, Apple, Google, Microsoft and many other third parties require that the developers of their platforms have a privacy policy. Here, you take care of the collection, storage and use of the test data and its purpose. If any of this information is to be shared with third parties, you should also specifically mention it for their purpose. Here`s an example of TheScore: Conversely, click-wrap agreements use explicit consent and require the user to give consent by clicking a button or styling box.

In this case, users cannot say that they were not aware of the agreement and that they are bound by its terms. Feedback is what is at issue in beta testing, and this clause indicates the feedback responsibilities of testers. In most cases, feedback is explicitly identified as a tester`s responsibility and mentions some of the types of comments expected (bug reports, feature requests, etc.). Less often, the clause contains the feedback and reporting channels that testers must use. Most importantly, developers must use this clause to obtain the necessary license through the feedback provided.