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WordStat is a flexible and easy-to-use text analysis software – whether you need text mining tools for fast extraction of themes and trends, or careful and precise measurement with state-of-the-art quantitative content analysis tools. WordStat‘s seamless integration with SimStat – our statistical data analysis tool – and QDA Miner – our qualitative data analysis software – gives you unprecedented flexibility for analyzing text and relating its content to structured information, including numerical and categorical data.

 

What it is used for?

WordStat can be used by anyone who needs to quickly extract and analyze information from large amounts of documents. Our content analysis and text mining software is used for:

Content analysis of open-ended responses, interview or focus group transcripts
Business intelligence and competitive web sites analysis
Information extraction and knowledge discovery from incident reports, customer complaints
Content analysis of news coverage or scientific literature
Automatic tagging and classification of documents
Fraud detection, authorship attribution, patent analysis
Taxonomy development and validation

 

WORDSTAT CONTENT ANALYSIS DICTIONARIES

Many WordStat users develop their own content analysis dictionaries. Such dictionaries are usually customized to the type of data being analyzed and to the variables that need to be measured. However, having access to existing dictionaries from others authors may be useful in many ways. It allows the analyst to easily assess other dimensions and quickly get a different perspective on his text data. It also makes his results comparable to those published in other studies. Such dictionaries may also represent a great source of inspiration for developing one’s own dictionary.

 

WORDSTAT SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT (SDK)

The WordStat software development kit (SDK) provides a solution , allowing models developed with the WordStat desktop tool to be used in other applications written in other computer languages such as C++, Delphi, C#, VB.Net and so on.

 

An example of such integration would be the application of a categorization model on a company data collection system of customer feedback in order to automatically measure references to specific topics and to classify those feedbacks as either positive, negative or neutral.

 

TEXT PROCESSING CAPABILITIES

 

Content analysis on collections of ANSI or RTF document and short alphanumeric variables.

Stemming in 18 languages.

Dictionary moderated lemmatization and stemming (English, French, Italian, German and Spanish; contact us for other languages).

Ability to call external text pre-processing EXE or DLL.

Optional exclusion of pronouns, conjunctions, etc, by the use of user-defined exclusion lists (or stop list).

Categorization of words or phrases using existing or user-defined dictionaries.

Word categorization based on Boolean (AND, OR, NOT) and proximity rules (NEAR, AFTER, BEFORE).

Word and phrase substitution and scoring using wildcards and weighting.

Frequency analysis on keywords, phrases, derived categories or concepts, or user-defined codes entered manually within a text.

Interactive development and easy maintenance of hierarchical dictionaries, taxonomies, or categorization schema.

Drag and drop editor for easy assignments of words, phrases into categories!

Ability to restrict the analysis to specific portions of a text or to exclude comments and annotations.

Ability to perform an analysis on a random sample of cases.

Integrated spell-checking with support for more than 20 languages such as English, French, Spanish, etc.

Integrated thesaurus to assist the creation of taxonomies and comprehensive categorization schemes (English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and German).

Powerful case filtering on any numeric or alphanumeric field and on code occurrence (with AND, OR, and NOT Boolean operators)

Prints presentation quality tables

Imports ANSI and Unicode text files, MS Word, RTF and HTML, PDF.

Exports any table to Excel, SPSS, Stata, ASCII, Tab separated or comma separated value files, or HTML files.

Flexible keyword highlighting (the text editor can display all categories using different colors).

 

UNIVARIATE KEYWORD FREQUENCY ANALYSIS

 

Univariate word frequency analysis (word or category count and record occurrence).

Word x word co-occurrence matrix.

Word x case data matrix.

Integrated multidimensional scaling with 2D and 3D maps.

Proximity plot.

 

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FEATURE EXTRACTION

 

Topic modeling tool automatically extract topics by applying factor analysis on word x segment matrices.

Vocabulary finder extracts technical terms, product and company names as well as common misspellings.

Pattern based named-entity extraction.

Phrase finder allows one to easily identify recurring phrases and expressions

 

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NORM CREATION AND COMPARISON

 

Ability to create norm files based on frequency analysis of words or content categories.

Comparison of obtained frequencies to previously saved norm files.

 

KEYWORD RETRIEVAL FUNCTION

 

A powerful keyword retrieval function allows identification of text units (documents, paragraph or sentences) containing one keyword or a combination of keywords with optional filtering of cases.

Ability to attach QDA Miner codes to retrieved segments.

Retrieved segments may be exported to disk in tabular format (Excel or delimited text files) or as text reports (Rich Text Format).

 

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KEYWORD CO-OCCURRENCE ANALYSIS

 

Integrated clustering and dendrogram display of keyword co-occurrence.

First- and second-order proximity analysis.

Proximity plot to easily identify all keywords that co-occurs with a target keyword.

2D and 3D multidimensional scaling on either joint frequency or co-occurrence of words or categories.

Flexible keyword co-occurrence criteria (within a case, a sentence, a paragraph, a window of n words, a user-defined segment) as well as clustering methods (first- and second-order proximity, choice of similarity measures).

Easy text retrieval from dendrogram or proximity plots.

 

ANALYSIS OF CASE OR DOCUMENT SIMILARITY

 

Hierarchical clustering, multidimensional scaling and proximity plot may be used to explore the similarity between documents or cases.

 

MULTIPLE RESPONSES AND COMPARISONS

 

Can perform univariate frequency analysis and crosstabulation on information stored in several alphanumeric fields (memo or string variables).

Comparison of keyword occurrence between different fields.

Computes inter-raters agreement measures (pct. of agreement, Cohen’s Kappa, Scott’s Pi, Krippendorff’s R and r-bar, free marginal) based on codes manually entered in different variables.

 

 

BIVARIATE COMMPARISONS BETWEEN SUBGROUPS

 

Bivariate comparison between any textual field and any nominal or ordinal variable (such as the sex of the respondent, specific subgroups, years of publication, etc.).

Choice between 11 different association measures to assess the relationship between word occurrence and nominal or ordinal variables (Chi-square, Likelihood ratio, Tau-a, Tau-b, Tau-c, symmetric Somers’ D, asymmetric Somers’ Dxy and Dyx, Gamma, Person’s R, Spearman’s Rho)

Computation statistics on either absolute or relative frequency

Ability to sort matrix in alphabetic order of words, by word frequency or word occurrence, on the obtained statistics or on its probability.

Visually compare items between subgroups using bar charts and line charts.

 

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Correspondence analysis (statistics, 2D & 3D joint plots). This feature is accessible from the crosstab page and allows one to see graphically the relationship between nominal variables and codes resulting from a content analysis.

Heatmap plot (with dual-clustering of keywords and variables)

 

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AUTOMATED TEXT CLASSIFICATION

 

Machine learning algorithms (Naive Bayes and K-Nearest Neighbors) for document classification.

Flexible feature selection for automatic selection of best subsets of attributes.

Numerous validation methods (leave-but-one, n-fold crossvalidation, split sample).

Experimentation module allows easy comparison of predictive models and fine-tuning of classification models.

Classification models may be saved to disk and applied later using either a standalone document classification utility program, a command line program or a programming library . Note: The command line and the programming library are part of WordStat Software Developer’s kit (SDK) which is sold separately.

 

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KEYWORD-IN-CONTEXT (KWIC)

 

Ability to display a KWIC table to examine the textual context of a word, word pattern, or category.

Ability to sort the table on any independent (numeric) variables.

Ability to jump from a KWIC keyword to the textual variable in order to view or edit the original text.

KWIC list can be saved in data files for further processing.

Customizable KWIC display (paragraph, sentence or user defined segment).

Concordance report (displays all hits as a list of paragraphs, sentences or user defined segments)

 

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FULL INTEGRATION WITH A STATISTICAL SOFTWARE

 

Alphanumeric variables can be stored in the same file as all other numeric variables.

Variable selection, statistical analysis and content analysis are performed within the same application program.

Matrix outputs are automatically added to existing statistical outputs.

New variables representing occurrence of words, keywords or concepts can be added to the existing data file or exported to a new data file in order to be submitted to further statistical analysis (such as cluster analysis on words or cases, principal coordinate analysis, correspondence analysis, multiple regression, etc.).

Data can be imported from and exported to different file format including dBase, Paradox, Excel, Quattro Pro, Lotus 1-2-3, SPSS for DOS, SPSS for Windows, comma or tab separated text files, etc.

Ability to perform numeric and alphanumeric transformation or to apply filters on records of the data file to restrict the analysis to specific subgroups.

 

UTILITY PROGRAMS

 

Dictionary building assistant to find related words (synonyms, antonyms, holonyms, meronyms, hypernyms, hyponyms) in a WordNet based thesaurus (English only). (100,000 synonyms, 120,000 root words)

 

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WS Document Classifier, a small standalone application to apply previously saved categorization and classification models to external documents.

Document Conversion Wizard- Utility program to easily import documents. Various file formats may be directly imported such as Plain text (ANSI, Unicode) HTML, RTF, MS Word, WordPerfect, Adobe PDF

Optional removal of leading and trailing spaced and hard returns.

Extraction of numeric, alphanumeric and date variables from structured documents.

Extraction options may be saved on disk and later retrieved.

Documents may be stored as plain ANSI text or as RTF documents.

The version 8 features a new GIS mapping and data editing module that allows one to relate unstructured text data with geographic information and create maps and other graphic displays for analysis and presentation such as:

 

STANDALONE TEXT MINING PLATFORM

 

Learning a new software can be a daunting task. Especially a software with many features like WordStat. Previously, WordStat was an add-on module of QDA Miner. This required users not only to learn WordStat, but also elements of QDA Miner, to set up their project. WordStat 8 is now a standalone product. This cuts down on the complexity and learning curve as users can now create their projects directly in WordStat. However, it may still be run as a content analysis add-on of QDA Miner, STATA or SimStat.

You can now create a project in WordStat itself from different sources:

  • Documents: MS Word, RTF, PDF, HTML, etc.
  • Data files: Excel, CSV, Stata, etc.
  • Web survey platforms: SurveyMonkey, Qualtrics, SurveyGizmo, etc.
  • Reference management tools: Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley
  • Social media services: Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, RSS Feeds, Youtube
  • Email platforms: Outlook, Gmail, Hotmail, Mbox and EML format
  • Many other sources…

NEW EXPLORER MODE

 

A new Explorer mode has been implemented to allow users with little text mining experience to quickly and easily extract meaning from large amounts of text data. You can identify the most frequent words and phrases and extract the most salient topics in your documents with the improved topic modeling tool of WordStat 8. At any time you can switch to expert mode which gives you access to all of WordStat features including content analysis dictionaries, crosstabs, and cooccurrence analyzes features.

 

IMPROVED TOPIC MODELING

 

The existing topic modeling routine benefits from numerous improvements such as an additional extraction algorithm (NNMF) for faster topic extraction, as well as an innovative topic enrichment process. This technique allows one to move beyond the “bag-of-word” solution typical of traditional topic modeling by automatically selecting related phrases and providing suggestions for additional expressions, potential exceptions as well as spelling corrections. All these innovations should lead to more precise and comprehensive measurement of salient topics in your text collection.

 

NEW AND IMPROVED GRAPHIC DISPLAYS

 

WordStat 8 has several new graphic displays to help you better understand the results of your data analysis. We have improved, interactive word clouds, donut and radar charts.

 

DEVIATION TABLE

 

This is a brand new feature included in WordStat 8. It was added after the release and you need to have downloaded WordStat 8.0.7 or later to have access to it. The Deviation Table allows you to see words/phrases used more or less as compared to other variables. You first need to activate the crosstab button to see the icon. You can right-click to find KWIC, Delete and save to Tab Delimited, HTML or Bitmap. To learn more about this specific feature of WordStat 8.

 

EXPORT RESULTS TO TABLEAU SOTTWARE

 

With a simple click, you can also export your results to Tableau Software to use its advanced interactive data visualization tools.

 

IMPROVED CONTENT ANALYSIS DICTIONARY BUILDING

 

Several new features and improvements have been made to the categorization dictionaries section, to help you be more precise in your text search and get more accurate results.

Case sensitive entries: the categorization dictionaries and the exclusion list now support case-sensitive entries to disambiguate words such as “Bill” and “bill”, “Buck” and “buck” or “us” and “US”.

Regular Expression (Regex) Searches: we have created a Regular Expression Editor where you can create your own Regex formulas to quickly extract specific information from your text data such as email addresses or postal codes.

 

New Substitution process: we have improved the substitution process by splitting it in two. By separating it from our lemmatization process you can easily track substitutions and keep your content dictionary free of misspelled words.

Exclusion and substitution lists along with your categorization dictionary can now be saved into a categorization model file. This file can be used on other WordStat projects as well as in QDA Miner, WordStat Document Explorer or in our SDK.

IMPROVED INTERFACE

 

The improved interface allows to quickly access and compare results, so you can extract valuable insights in a few seconds.

 

 

 

TRANSFORM TEXT USING PYTHON SCRIPTS

 

WordStat 8 opens the possibility of NLP data scientists to use Python script and its full range of open-source libraries to preprocess or transform text documents for analysis in WordStat. This new feature increases the flexibility of WordStat and allows users to use their Python programming skills.

 

 

NUMERICAL TRANSFORMATION

 

A new numerical transformation dialog box allows you to compute numerical variables from other variables with up to 50 transformation functions including trigonometric, statistical, random number functions. Conditional transformation can also be performed using an IF-THEN-ELSE logical structure.

 

BINNING

 

A binning feature can now be used to transform continuous values into a smaller number of distinct categories. It may be used to reduce the effect of numerical outliers, abnormal distributions, or convert a continuous numerical variable into an ordinal one. It is especially useful for creating graphical displays of comparisons when the number of distinct values in the numerical variable is too

 

ANALYSIS OF EMOJIS

 

Emojis have become ubiquitous in social media, text messaging, emails and other electronic communications and are often used to represent an object, express an idea or sentiment, or add a nuance to a written message. They are often an integral part of the message and can hardly be ignored. WordStat 8.0 can transform emojis into their text representation, allowing you to analyze them either on their own or as part of the whole message.

 

EXPLORE YOUR DOCUMENTS FROM WINDOWS EXPLORER

 

The new Document Explorer tool allows users to quickly explore the content of their documents from Windows Explorer without the need to import documents or create a project. You just have to select the documents you would like to explore or the folder containing them, right-click and select Explore to quickly identify the most frequent words and phrases and where they are in your documents. With a simple right-click, you can also perform a semantic search on your documents using an existing categorization dictionary or classify documents using a prediction model in WordStat

 

 

WordStat Perpetual Licence

 

1. OBJECT
Throughout the term of this Agreement and subject to its terms and conditions, Provalis Research Corp. (hereinafter “Provalis”) authorises CLIENT to use the Provalis proprietary computer program(s) identified in the relevant invoice, (hereinafter the “Software”) in consideration for the price mentioned in the relevant invoice.

 

2. OBJECT
The CLIENT will use the Software for the purposes described in Section 3.1 and will comply with the conditions described herein.

 

3. LICENCE

3.1 Licence
Subject to the terms and conditions expressed herein, Provalis hereby grants CLIENT a non-exclusive licence to use the Software, for the duration specified in the relevant invoice, in machine readable form, on up to two computers, provided that there is no chance it will be used simultaneously on more than one computer.

3.2 Software Ownership
CLIENT acknowledges that no right, title or interest, other than the right to use the Software in the manner described herein, is transferred by the present Agreement. CLIENT agrees that Provalis is and shall remain owner of all copyright, trade secret, patent, trademark and other proprietary rights in and to the Software. The technical procedures, processes, systems, methods of operation, and concepts which are embodied within the Software are trade secret information of Provalis and/or its licensor(s). This licence is not a sale of a copy of the Software and does not render CLIENT the owner of a copy of the Software.

3.3 Copying
CLIENT may not make copies of the Software, except those copies which are needed for backup purposes. CLIENT will advise its employees who are granted access to the Software of the restrictions upon duplication, reverse engineering, disclosure and use contained in this Agreement. CLIENT will be liable for any unauthorised copying, reverse engineering, disclosure and/or use by its employees or agents.

3.4 Prohibitions
The CLIENT shall not, without the express prior written consent of Provalis:
a) use the Software under any name other than that of CLIENT;
b) lease, rent, sell, pledge, convey, assign, sublicense, loan, distribute or otherwise transfer to any third party the Software, in whole or in part, or any copy thereof, or any derived works or adaptations based thereupon;
c) subject to what is allowed in Section 3.1, use the Software licensed under an Academic license in any manner to provide computer services to third parties;
d) transfer to any third party any of CLIENT’s rights under this Agreement or otherwise encumber or offer the Software as security; or
e) modify, translate, convert to another programming language, or prepare derived works or adaptations from the Software.
CLIENT shall not modify, dismantle, or decompile or allow anyone to modify, dismantle, or decompile the Software or any portion thereof in any possible way. CLIENT further agrees that it shall not use the Software to assist in the development or design of a computer program that is intended to provide substantially similar functionality as the Software. The Software shall not be used to develop, nor shall CLIENT market, any conversion utility or aid specific to the Software enabling or facilitating users to convert from the Software or a database created by using the software to an alternative software or alternative database not marketed by Provalis.

 

4. OBLIGATIONS OF CUSTOMER

4.1 Responsibility

4.1.1 Security
CLIENT shall be responsible for ensuring the security of the Software, as to physical and electronic intrusions. In particular, in order to protect the trade secrets included in the Software, CLIENT shall protect the areas of the CLIENT’s premises and computing infrastructure where the Software is installed or stored, with adequate security measures so as to prevent unauthorised persons from gaining access and restrict access to those persons having a need to access the Software.
4.1.2 Damage to Software
CLIENT shall be responsible for any damage to the Software.
4.1.3 Result
CLIENT acknowledges that Provalis shall have no control over the conditions under which CLIENT and its employees use the Software and CLIENT therefore agrees to assume the responsibility of the results obtained from the Software provided to CLIENT by Provalis.

 

5. NOTICES
Any notice, request, instruction, legal proceedings or other instrument to be given, served, or provided under this Agreement by either party shall be deemed given and received when in writing and delivered personally or five (5) days after being sent by certified or registered mail (postage prepaid) properly addressed to the intended recipient of Provalis or CLIENT, at the address of each as indicated in the header of this Agreement, provided that either party may change such address, only by written notice to the other party.

 

6. EXPRESS RIGHTS

6.1 Intellectual Property
Provalis warrants that it has the right to grant this licence to use the Software as contemplated hereunder. Subject to the limitations of Section 10, Provalis will indemnify CLIENT and hold CLIENT harmless against any damages awarded in a final judgement against CLIENT, arising out of any claim, by a third party, that the Software infringes or violates any copyright, trademark or trade secret rights of such third party, in Canada or the United States, provided that:
a) CLIENT notifies Provalis promptly in writing of any notice of any such claim;
b) CLIENT cooperates with Provalis in all reasonable respects in connection with the investigation and defence of any such claim;
c) CLIENT has not prejudiced Provalis position’s in any way, by, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, its admissions and/or declarations; and
d) Provalis has and retains at all time sole control of the defence of any action on any such claim and all negotiations for its settlement or compromise.
Should the Software become, or in Provalis’ opinion be likely to become, the subject of a claim of copyright, patent or 2 trademark infringement or trade secret misappropriation, in Canada or the United States, CLIENT will permit Provalis, at Provalis’ option and expense, either to:
i) procure for CLIENT the right to continue using the Software;
ii) replace or modify the same so that it becomes non-infringing; or
iii) terminate this licence, return to the CLIENT the price of the license minus linear (straight line) depreciation calculated monthly over:
– three (3) years from the date of the purchase of the Software, in the case of perpetual licenses,
– twelve (12) months from the date of the purchase of the Software, in the case of annual licenses,
and accept the return of the Software.
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, however, Provalis shall have no obligation or liability to CLIENT under any provision of this Sub-Section if any copyright, patent or trademark infringement or trade secret misappropriation claim is based upon:
a) the use of other than a current unaltered release of Software if the infringement would have been avoided by the use of a current unaltered release of Software;
b) the combination, operation or use of any Software with any programs, software or equipment not provided by Provalis, if the infringement would have been avoided by the combination, operation or use of Software with other programs, software or equipment;
c) the use of the Software in other than the operating environment specified for it by Provalis if the infringement would have been avoided by use in the operating environment specified by Provalis;
d) the use of or access to the Software in a manner other than that for which it was furnished by Provalis; or
e) the use of any Software which has been modified by or for CLIENT in such a way as to cause it to become infringing.
6.2 Identification
CLIENT expressly agrees to allow Provalis to disclose the existence of the Agreement and the fact that CLIENT is a client of Provalis.

 

7. CONFIDENTIALITY

7.1 Confidential Information
CLIENT acknowledges that the Software as well as any technical information, design concepts, methods, processes, procedures, formulae, or algorithms contained therein constitute trade secrets, are given access to by Provalis to CLIENT in confidence, and contain proprietary and confidential information.
7.2 Nondisclosure
Each party shall use the same care to prevent disclosure of the confidential information of the other party to third parties as it employs to avoid disclosure, publication, or dissemination of its own information of a similar nature, but in no event less than a reasonable standard of care.
CLIENT further agrees that it will not, under any circumstances except as expressly authorised hereby, distribute or disseminate any information contained in or disclosed by the Software, including but not limited to any technical information, design concepts, methods, processes, procedures, formulae, or algorithms, to any person except to those of its employees and/or other users with a need-to-know and whose access is necessary for CLIENT’s use as set forth above. This does not prevent the user from communicating to third parties the results of processing data with the Software.
CLIENT will take appropriate action with such employees and/or other users, to inform them of the trade secret, proprietary and confidential nature of the Software, to obtain their compliance with the terms of this section and to have them accept in writing the confidentiality obligations contained herein or similar confidentiality obligations, of similar stringency. In the event that CLIENT, or any of its present or former employees and/or other users breaches the confidentiality obligations of this Agreement, CLIENT shall be jointly and severally liable to Provalis for any loss incurred by Provalis resulting directly or indirectly from such breach.
7.3 Relief
The Parties acknowledge and agree that the Software, as well as all other information in whatever medium disclosed to CLIENT hereunder are unique and commercially valuable and that any breach by a party of the terms of this Agreement with respect to protection against disclosure or distribution of such information would result in an irreparable and continuing injury to the other party, for which money damages would be inadequate. In the event of such a breach or anticipated breach by one party, the other party shall be entitled to immediate injunctive relief and to specifically enforce the terms of this Agreement, in addition to any other remedy to which such other party may be entitled at law or in equity.

 

8. LIMITED WARRANTY
During a period of ninety (90) days from the execution of this license, Provalis will make reasonable efforts to correct any material failure of the Software to so conform or perform substantially in accordance with its documentation, provided that: a) CLIENT promptly gives Provalis detailed written notice, in the form required by Provalis, of any such claimed failure to so conform or perform; b) Provalis is able, using reasonable means, to reproduce and identify the error; c) such failure to so conform or perform is not, in Provalis’ reasonable opinion, a result of any modification of or damage to the Software or its operating environment or of CLIENT’s failure to operate or access to the Software through the proper hardware and software environment; d) such failure to so conform or perform is not, in Provalis’ reasonable opinion, a result of the interaction of the Software with other software or hardware not provided, installed or configured by Provalis; and e) such failure to so conform or perform is not, in Provalis’ reasonable opinion, a result of the Software having been subjected to negligence, unauthorised access or use, or computer or electrical malfunctions.
In the event that Provalis shall fail or be unable for any reason to correct any failure of the Software to substantially conform to or perform substantially in accordance with its documentation, CLIENT may terminate this licence and cease using the Software and benefit from its use, and shall be reimbursed for the price of the license minus linear (straight line) depreciation calculated monthly over:
– three (3) years from the date of the purchase of the Software, in the case of perpetual licenses,
– six (6) months from the date of the purchase of the Software, in the case of annual licenses,
Such remedy shall be the CLIENT’s sole remedy.

 

9. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN SECTION 8 ABOVE, ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OFFERED BY THE LAW OR USAGE OF TRADE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ANY WARRANTIES OF QUALITY, ABSENCE OF LATENT DEFECTS, ACCURACY, PERFORMANCE, SUITABILITY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS HEREBY EXCLUDED. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN SECTION 8 ABOVE, THE ENTIRE RISK IN CONNECTION WITH THE QUALITY AND THE OPERATION OF THE SOFTWARE IS ASSUMED BY THE CUSTOMER. IN ADDITION, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN SECTION 8 ABOVE, PROVALIS DOES NOT WARRANT AND ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, LEGALITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR UTILITY OF A DECLARATION, OF A NOTICE, OF A SERVICE OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION BASED ON THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE.

 

10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL PROVALIS BE LIABLE TO CLIENT OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, LOST DATA, OR OTHER INDIRECT,SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT OR SERVICE FURNISHED OR TO BE FURNISHED BY PROVALIS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR THE USE THEREOF, EVEN IF PROVALIS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. IT IS SPECIFICALLY UNDERSTOOD BETWEEN THE PARTIES THAT PROVALIS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER CONCERNING DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE. IT IS FURTHER UNDERSTOOD THAT PROVALIS SHALL ALSO HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER CONCERNING DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO UNAUTHORISED ACCESS, ALTERATION OR DESTRUCTION, BY ANY THIRD PARTY, OF A DATABASE, THE CLIENT’S COMPUTER SYSTEM OR THE CLIENT’S FILES OR DOCUMENTS.
THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF PROVALIS UPON ANY CLAIMS HOWSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY INFORMATION, DATA, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROCESSED, FURNISHED OR TO BE FURNISHED BY PROVALIS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL IN ANY EVENT BE ABSOLUTELY LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID TO PROVALIS BY CLIENT UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR THIS LICENCE TO USE THE SOFTWARE.

 

11. FEES AND PAYMENTS
CLIENT shall pay to Provalis the price set in the relevant invoice for the use of the Software, within thirty (30) days after the reception of an invoice from Provalis. Late payment may carry interest at a rate of 1% per month and 12% per year, at Provalis’ discretion. Provalis shall have and retain the right to disable CLIENT’s license in case CLIENT has not paid such amount after ninety (90) days without a valid reason.

 

12. TERM AND TERMINATION

12.1 Term
This Agreement shall be effective commencing on the Effective Date and represents a licence to use the Software installed by Provalis, subject to the conditions described herein, for the duration specified in the relevant invoice.
12.2 Termination for Breach
Either party may terminate this Agreement upon written notice to the other party if the other party materially breaches the terms of this Agreement and such default continues uncorrected for a period of ten (10) days after notice in writing thereof to such other party. The fact that one of the parties is adjudged bankrupt; makes a proposal for the benefit of its creditors; has a receiver appointed; files a petition of bankruptcy; initiates reorganisation proceedings; causes or permits to occur any similar event under the laws of its domicile; or ceases to conduct its operations in normal course of business; or is wound up will be interpreted as a default under the terms of the present Agreement.
12.3 Effect of Termination
Upon termination of this Agreement, CLIENT will, within fifteen (15) days: a) return all whole or partial copies of the Software to Provalis; b) destroy any copy of the Software, any relevant documentation or results and certify to Provalis, in writing, that all copies not returned to Provalis have been destroyed. Upon termination, all licences granted pursuant to this Agreement and any maintenance and support agreement executed by both parties will also cease. CLIENT shall pay immediately any and all sums then owing to Provalis hereunder together with interests, if any, accrued on said sums.
12.4 Non-Solicitation
CLIENT undertakes, during the term of this agreement and for a period of twelve (12) months after the termination of this Agreement, not to employ or attempt to employ an employee of Provalis. Should CLIENT be in default with respect to the aforementioned obligation, and should CLIENT not cure this default within three (3) days of the reception of a written notice by Provalis, CLIENT shall pay to Provalis, as anticipated damages and not as a penalty, a sum equivalent to the employee’s total remuneration, including benefits, during the six (6) months preceding its employment by CLIENT.
12.5 Survival
Sub-Sections 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 6.1 and Sections 7, 9, 10, 12 and 13 will survive the termination of this Agreement.

 

13. FINAL PROVISIONS

13.1Entire Agreement
This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement and understanding between Provalis and CLIENT regarding the subject matter hereof and supersedes any prior representations, advertisements, statements, proposals, negotiations, discussions, understandings, or agreements regarding the same subject matter.
13.2 Non-Waiver
The failure by either party at any time to enforce any of the provisions of this Agreement or any right or remedy available hereunder or at law or in equity, or to exercise any option herein provided, shall not constitute a waiver of such provision, right, remedy or option or in any way affect the validity of this Agreement. The waiver of any default by either party shall not be deemed a continuing waiver, but shall apply solely to the instance to which such waiver is directed.
13.3 No Partnership or Joint Venture
It is expressly understood that this Agreement does not constitute and shall not be construed as constituting a partnership or joint venture between Provalis and CLIENT, and that both parties shall remain independent of one another. Neither party shall have the necessary legal authority to bind the other in its absence with regards to any agreement or contract.
13.4 Language
This Agreement is written in the English language, at the request of the parties. / Cette entente est rédigée en langue anglaise, à la demande des parties.

13.5 Severability
Every provision of this Agreement shall be construed, to the extent possible, so as to be valid and enforceable. If any provision of this Agreement so construed is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or otherwise unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed severed from this Agreement, and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
13.6 Choice of Law and Forum
This Agreement shall in all respects be governed by and interpreted, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws applicable within the Province of Quebec, Canada. Any action between Provalis and CLIENT will be venued in a competent court situated within the Judicial District of Montréal, in the Province of Quebec, Canada, and CLIENT irrevocably submits itself to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for such purpose.
13.7 Force Majeure
Each party shall not be in default or otherwise liable for any delay in or failure of its performance as per this Agreement should the cause of such default be beyond its control or due to a case of force majeure. Are deemed to be force majeure any unpredictable and irresistible event and any foreign cause which presents the same characteristics, notably, without limiting the foregoing, the causes beyond Provalis’ control, fire, electrical failures, failures of a telecommunication network or part thereof, floods and other acts of God, accidents, labour disputes, extra-ordinary supplying difficulties, civil unrest, orders, regulations, laws and other governmental interventions, riots, civil or military interventions and act of war (declared or not).
13.8 Assignment and Binding Effect
Provalis may assign, delegate and/or otherwise transfer this Agreement or its rights and obligations hereunder to any person or entity. CLIENT may not assign, delegate or otherwise transfer this Agreement or any of its rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of Provalis. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns.
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