Click Through Agreements & Software-University Contracts - Carnegie Mellon University

Click Through Agreements & Software

Click-Through Agreements (“CTA”) are legally binding contracts entered into between the parties.  A CTA has the same legal effect as if the parties negotiated the agreement.  A majority of CTAs will not be amended by the Vendor.  CTAs are most commonly used for software, software-as-a-service and registration for use of a website.  Most, if not all, websites require a user to check a box that states the user has read and understood all of the terms and conditions.  A user cannot use the software or register without having checked the box.  Terms and Conditions common to most CTA can be found in our FAQ section under CTA Terms and Conditions.

Additionally, the University has licensed software titles separate from the type of CTA referenced above.  For a complete listing of licensed software that requires no University Contracts Office (“UCO”) additional approval, please go to http://www.cmu.edu/computing/software/all/index.html (NOTE: this link is not the CTA List...scroll to the bottom of this page to click on the "CTA List" link.)

A buyer can access the CTA list by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.  Each CTA has a link that will provide risks unique to that CTA and a statement indicating that use of the CTA is deemed acceptance of those risks.  That page (the “CTA Statement”) is printable and must be attached to verify the transaction in Oracle.  The CTA page will act as final approval and must be scanned and attached to the applicable PRC or ER.

Security:  A buyer/user understands that the University Guidelines for Data Classification applies to CTA.  See http://www.cmu.edu/iso/governance/guidelines/data-classification.html#classification, for further delineation of those guidelines.  The product review will note security restrictions.  In the event that the CTA cannot be used for Restricted or Private Data, please contact the UCO inbox (university-contracts@andrew.cmu.edu) for additional review.

BY ENTERING THE SITE, EACH BUYER/USER UNDERSTANDS AND ACCEPTS THE GENERAL ADVERSE STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS SET FORTH IN THE CTA STATEMENT.

I agree to the Terms and Conditions stated above.  Take me to the CTA List.