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1. Licensee may: (i) use Nielsen Watermarking Download at Licensee's locations solely for the purpose of inserting Watermarks into Licensee's or a Nielsen Client's broadcast audio streams; or (ii) distribute the Nielsen Watermarking Download to Nielsen Clients for use by such Nielsen Clients to insert Watermarks into the broadcast audio streams of such Nielsen Clients; in accordance with the applicable Nielsen Agreements or Client Agreements (the "Purpose"). "Nielsen Watermarking Download" means software and/or firmware for embedding Watermarks into an audio stream and/or detecting Watermarks; all updates thereto and functions thereof, all data generated thereby, and all related documentation and materials. "Watermarks" means acoustically masked data that has been repetitively encoded onto or embedded within a signal stream using Nielsen proprietary technology, including by the Nielsen Watermarking Download. The data may include information about the source distributor/network of content and a date/time stamp associated with that instant of the associated content.
2. Licensee shall use the Nielsen Watermarking Download solely for the Purpose. The Nielsen Watermarking Download is licensed and not sold, and, as between the parties, ownership of all intellectual property rights therein and goodwill associated therewith shall remain with and accrue to Nielsen alone. All rights not granted to Licensee herein are expressly reserved by Nielsen. Nielsen Watermarking Download is Nielsen Confidential Information (as defined in the applicable Nielsen Agreements or Client Agreements).
3. Licensee shall not and shall not allow any third party to: (a) copy, reproduce, modify, change, alter or update the Nielsen Watermarking Download and/or any Watermark or any part thereof; (b) rent, lease, loan, license, sublicense, distribute, transfer, publish, display, disclose, or permit access to the Nielsen Watermarking Download, except to the extent that Licensee is explicitly authorized to do so in writing by Nielsen; (c) access, reverse engineer, decompile, translate, adapt, disassemble, decrypt or otherwise use any process to discover the source code of the Nielsen Watermarking Download or of any output; (d) use a proxy server or any other technology to intercept, store or divert any output of the Nielsen Watermarking Download contrary to the Purpose; or (e) remove, alter or modify any identifying mark, copyright, or other proprietary notice of Nielsen or its licensors from any copy of the Nielsen Watermarking Download.
4. Licensee expressly agrees that it shall not and shall not allow any third party to engage in any activities, which are reasonably determined by Nielsen to be encoding distortion and/or rating distortion. Such prohibited activities may include, but are not limited to, activities which could:
i. constitute a use of Watermarks encoded in a broadcast stream, or any other Nielsen encoded signal, for a purpose or in a manner not authorized by Nielsen (such as amplification or compression), or otherwise encode any media not authorized by Nielsen with Watermarks;
ii. cause any Nielsen panelist, household member or other person(s) furnishing data to Nielsen ("Respondent") to misrepresent his/her demographic or other characteristics or that of his/her household in which he or she resides; or,
iii. cause any Respondent to surrender control of his or her PPM meter or other Nielsen equipment to anyone not authorized by Nielsen, including, but not limited to, a party determined by Nielsen to be media-affiliated; or,
iv. determine, or attempt to discover, the identity of a Respondent or otherwise cause, the identity or location of a Respondent to become known other than to Nielsen; or,
v. use or disclose any Respondent data (in the event that such data or information comes to its attention); or,
vi. cause the participation in a Nielsen panel by a media-affiliated individual.
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