The Customer definition in your ULA ordering document mentions the specific legal entity or legal entities that are entitled to make use of the Oracle programs for which an Unlimited Deployment Right has been granted. In many situations this would be your ultimate parent legal entity and all its associated majority owned subsidiaries, which are listed in an exhibit of your ordering document.
Why does Oracle list all the legal entities in its agreement? Oracle wants to avoid that in case your organization acquires another legal entity or merges with another legal entity, these entities would automatically receive the right to make use of the Oracle programs in an unlimited capacity. You should therefore keep in mind that any legal entity which is not listed in your ULA ordering document is by definition NOT allowed to make use of the Oracle programs included in your ULA.
Before entering into a ULA, you should therefore think about situations in which your organization:
merges with or acquires another company and such acquired or merged entity requires the use of the Oracle programs
- is acquired by another legal entity, in which case the company that acquires you may require access to your Oracle programs
- divests a legal entity which is making use of the Oracle programs and requires to keep making use during the period of time needed to completely disentangle from your IT infrastructure
- creates one or more new legal entities due to an organic expansion of your organization
- reorganizes the legal entities within your organization
During the commercial negotiations of a new ULA, different options for contractual language can be included to avoid situations where you would need to pay additional license and/or support maintenance fees.