As used in this Trial License Agreement (“Agreement”), the words “we”, “our” and “Solace” means Solace Corporation, and “you”, “your” or “Evaluator” means either, you as an individual trial user or your employer (if you are accepting this Agreement on behalf of your employer).

If you are accepting this Agreement on behalf of your employer, you represent that you have the authority to bind your employer to the Agreement.

By clicking on the “Agree” (or similar button or checkbox) that is presented at the time of downloading Products (as defined below), or by using or accessing the Products, or signing an Order (as defined below), you confirm you are bound by this Agreement.

As described more fully in Section 11.1 below, for ease of trial and proof-of-concept use by you, the Evaluator, any change to the mix of the Product(s) that are made available to you for trial or any modification to the length of the Trial Term may be documented and agreed in an electronic mail exchange between you and your Solace representative.


“Cloud Services” means Solace’s proprietary cloud-based event and message routing and distribution platform.
“Documentation” means the Product documentation made accessible to Evaluator by Solace.
“Effective Date” means: (i) the start date set out in the Order (if an Order is prepared for you); or (ii) the date of the online acceptance of this Agreement.
“Hardware” means the event broker appliance and embedded software developed and manufactured by Solace.
“Order” means the form by which Evaluator procures the Products from Solace in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
“Product” means the Software, Hardware, and Cloud Services product(s) including the Documentation made available for access and/or use by Evaluator for trial purposes under this Agreement.
“Purpose” means internal, non-commercial, non-production use of the Products in accordance with this Agreement for Evaluator’s evaluation, proof of concept, or trial of the Products.
“Software” means the software developed or distributed by Solace whether as standalone software, embedded in the Hardware or available for use as a Cloud Service.
“Trial Term” has the meaning as set out in Section 10.1.


2.1 Software. Solace grants to Evaluator a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to install and use any trial Software in object code form during the Trial Term.
2.2 Cloud Services. Solace grants to Evaluator a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access and use any trial Cloud Services during the Trial Term.
2.3 Hardware. Solace shall deliver any trial Hardware to Evaluator within ten (10) days of the Effective Date set out in the Order. Any risk of loss of, or damage to, the Hardware will pass to Evaluator upon the delivery of the Hardware to Evaluator and shall revert to Solace upon the return of the Hardware to Solace. Evaluator shall be responsible for all costs associated with delivery of the Hardware to its site(s) including but not limited to freight, duties, VAT or other import tax of any nature.
2.4 Limitations. Any Products used by you may be used solely for the Purpose in a development (i.e. non-production) environment and only with non-production data. Such use is (i) conditional upon your compliance with this Agreement and (ii) subject to any limitations or requirements set out in any applicable Order. You agree to promptly notify Solace of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of the Products of which you become aware.
2.5 Users. If the Evaluator is an entity, Evaluator may permit its employees or contractors to whom Evaluator (or Solace at Evaluator’s request) has supplied a user identification and password to access and use the Products pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. Evaluator is responsible for the access and use of the Products by such employees and contractors.


Evaluator will not and will not allow any third party to: (a) host, time-share, rent, lease, sell, license, sublicense, assign, distribute or otherwise transfer or allow third parties to exploit any component of any Product for commercial purposes, except as provided in this Agreement; (b) copy, modify, translate, reverse engineer, de-compile or disassemble, or create derivative works from any Product; (c) attempt to find, circumvent, bypass, exploit, defeat, or disable any limitations, restrictions, security vulnerabilities, security mechanisms, filtering capabilities, or entitlement mechanisms that are present or embedded in any Product or any component thereof; (d) provide any passwords or other log-in information provided by Solace as part of any Product to any third party; (e) share non-public features or content of any Product with any third party; (f) access any Product in order to build or benchmark against a competitive product or service, or to build a product or service using similar ideas, features, or functions of any Product; (g) use any Product to transmit or store content or communications (commercial or otherwise) that is infringing, illegal, harmful, unwanted, confirmed to be criminal misinformation or that otherwise poses a threat to the public, or viruses, malware, worms, time bombs, Trojan horses and other harmful or malicious codes, files, scripts, agents or programs; (h) attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Product, or to gain access by any means, including automated means (e.g. bots); (i) use any Product other than in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; or (j) knowingly interfere with service to any of Solace’s other customers, users, host or network, including by means of intentionally submitting a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail bombing or crashing.


4.1 Reservation of Rights. Solace and its licensors own and shall retain all right, title and interest (including all intellectual property rights) in and to the Products and Documentation. Evaluator shall not remove any product identification, proprietary, copyright or other notices contained in the Products and Documentation and shall keep any trial Hardware free and clear of all liens, encumbrances and/or security interests. Subject to the limited rights expressly granted in this Agreement, Solace reserves all rights, title and interest in and to the Products and Documentation. No rights are granted to Evaluator pursuant to this Agreement other than as expressly set forth in this Agreement.
4.2 Documentation. Provided Evaluator complies with this Agreement, Evaluator may reproduce the Documentation, for use on an internal basis only, and solely in support of Evaluator’s permitted use of the Product.
4.3 Feedback. Evaluator may, at its option, provide suggestions, ideas, enhancement requests, recommendations, or feedback regarding the Products (“Feedback”), provided however, that Feedback does not include any proprietary rights of Evaluator. Solace may use and incorporate Feedback in Solace’s Products without compensation or accounting to Evaluator, provided that neither Solace nor its use of the Feedback identifies Evaluator as the source of such Feedback. Feedback is not confidential to Evaluator. Evaluator will have no obligation to provide Feedback, and all Feedback is provided by Evaluator “as is” and without warranty of any kind.


The trial is provided as a convenience and you agree that Solace is not obligated to provide any technical support, phone support, or updates for the Products.


Unless otherwise set out in an Order, the Products are provided free of charge during the Trial Term.


For the purposes of this Section 7, Solace and Evaluator are each a “Party”.

“Confidential Information” will include, but will not be limited to, any and all information associated with a Party’s business and not publicly known, whether or not marked as confidential or proprietary. Solace’s Confidential Information includes all information that you receive relating to the Products and Documentation, that is not known to the general public.

Each Party agrees to use the other Party’s Confidential Information solely as necessary for performing its obligations under Agreement. Each Party agrees that it will take all reasonable steps, at least substantially equivalent to the steps it takes to protect its own proprietary information of like nature, to prevent the duplication, disclosure or use of any such Confidential Information, other than as required by any law, regulation, or order of any court of proper jurisdiction over the Parties and the subject matter contained in this Agreement. Confidential Information will not include any information that the receiving Party can prove: (a) was already in the public domain, or was already known by or in the possession of the receiving Party, at the time of disclosure of such information; (b) is independently developed by the receiving Party without use of or reference to the other Party’s Confidential Information, and without breaching any provisions of this Agreement; or (c) is thereafter rightly obtained by the receiving Party from a source other than the disclosing Party without breaching any provision of this Agreement.


The Products provided by Solace under this Agreement are provided “as-is” and “as available”. Solace makes no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement. Solace makes no representations, conditions or warranties regarding any third-party product or service, with which any Product may interoperate.


In no event shall Solace be liable for any loss of use, lost data, failure of security mechanisms, interruption of business, or any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any kind (including lost profits), arising out of or related to this Agreement or your use of the Products, regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, even if informed of the possibility of such damages in advance. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement, Solace’s total aggregate liability under this Agreement shall be limited to proven direct damages caused by Solace’s negligence in an amount not to exceed $1,000. The Parties agree that the limitations specified in this Section will survive and apply even if any limited remedy specified in this Agreement is found to have failed of its essential purpose.


10.1 Term. Unless sooner terminated in accordance with this Agreement or subject to any term extension agreed to by the Parties, this Agreement will be effective from the Effective Date and will continue for ninety (90) calendar days thereafter (“Trial Term”).
10.2 Termination. Solace may terminate this Agreement: (a) at any time for convenience upon ten (10) days written notice, and (b) immediately without further notice if Evaluator breaches any term of this Agreement.
10.3 Effects of Termination. Subject to Section 10.4, upon expiry or termination of this Agreement, the license and other rights granted to Evaluator in this Agreement will terminate. Evaluator will (a) cease all use of the Products and Documentation; (b) if Hardware was delivered to Evaluator, promptly return all trial Hardware to Solace; and (c) will permanently delete or destroy, or otherwise purge, all copies (electronic or otherwise) of the applicable Software Products and related Documentation.
10.4 Purchase of Subscription. Notwithstanding Section 10.3, if Evaluator chooses to purchase a subscription to the Product(s) provided by Solace for trial, rather than deleting or returning the Product(s) upon termination of this Agreement, Evaluator may retain the Product(s), continue to use them provided that such continued use will be subject to the payment of the applicable fees for the Product and the agreement by Evaluator to the terms and conditions set out on Solace’s website at or a written agreement between the Evaluator and Solace governing the use of the Products.
10.5 Survival. Neither the expiration nor the earlier termination of this Agreement will release either of the Parties from any obligation or liability that accrued prior to such expiration or termination. The provisions of this Section 10 and Sections 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, and 11 will survive the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement.


11.1 Amendments. This Agreement may be modified from time to time and at any time in writing agreed to by both Evaluator and Solace. A specific amendment to the type or mix of the Product(s) that are made available to you for trial use or to the length of the Trial Term may be documented and agreed in an electronic mail exchange between you and your Solace representative.
11.2 Export Laws and Regulations. Evaluator hereby represents and warrants that Evaluator is not located in, under the control of, and is not a national or resident of, any country to which the export of the Product(s) or related information would be prohibited by the laws and/or regulations of Canada and/or the United States. Evaluator also represents and warrants that Evaluator is not an individual to whom the export of the Product(s) or related information would be prohibited by the laws and/or regulations of Canada and/or the United States. Evaluator shall comply with the export laws and regulations of Canada and the United States that are applicable to the Product(s) and any underlying technology and related information and Evaluator shall comply with any local laws and/or regulations in Evaluator’s jurisdiction that may impact Evaluator’s right to export, import, or use the Product(s) or related information, and Evaluator represents and warrants that Evaluator has complied with any such applicable laws and/or regulations.
11.3 U.S. Government Evaluator. If Evaluator are acting on behalf of an agency or instrumentality of the U.S. federal government, the Product, as applicable, are “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer software documentation” developed exclusively at private expense by Solace. Pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 12.212 or Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 227.7202 and their successors, as applicable, use, reproduction and disclosure of the Products is governed by the terms of this Agreement.
11.4 Third Party Code. If designated in the Documentation, the Products may contain or be provided with certain third-party code (including code which may be made available to you in source code form). Ownership, use, warranty and modification rights with respect to any such designated code shall be as expressly set forth in the Documentation, including without limitation as set forth in additional licenses applicable to such third-party code and open source code, which shall take precedence over this Agreement.
11.5 Governing Law and Jurisdiction. This Agreement is governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions. Any claim arising out of or related to this Agreement must be brought exclusively in a federal or provincial court located in Ottawa, Canada, and Evaluator hereby consents to the jurisdiction and venue of such courts.

Version 1.0
June 17, 2024