In general, you need at least as many licenses as there are computers or clients on which our software is available for execution. Each instance (installation) provided to more than one user must be licensed based on the number of users and each license may only be assigned to a new user or computer system every 30 days. For some of our products, online activation is required to verify correct license usage.
A licensed copy of the Software may either be used by one person on up to three dedicated computers (but not simultaneously and not more than one virtual or physical server), or it may be installed on a single computer and used by up to three people, but not concurrently.
For products that have a portable installation option, the above restrictions apply. "Portable Installation" in this context means that the user is entitled to install the software on a removable medium (e.g. USB stick or external hard drive) in order to use it on another computer without further installation. The portable installation is equivalent to a full installation on an independent system in terms of licensing law. It is exclusively for use on removable media and does not include network sharing. The portable use on an external medium (if possible) remains unaffected by the 30-day transfer restriction, since the user of the medium is usually also the license holder.
If the licensed software is made available for execution over a network, the number of licenses purchased for the software must be at least equal to the number of physical PCs, servers and terminal clients on which it can be executed. For example, if the Software can be executed on 8 different PCs or terminal clients on the network, a minimum of 8 licenses is required, regardless of whether the Software actually runs simultaneously on all PCs. For some products, client licenses are offered, which can be used to license additional users.
A site license allows you to use the software for all users and on all computers in one location (city). Site or company-wide licenses may not be used by other legal entities in the group but are limited to the respective legal entity of the licensee.
In the case of processing data on behalf of or for a customer, our licenses only cover the installation of the commissioned party and the data of one customer to be supported. Additional customers must be licensed additionally. For this purpose, discounted licenses, consultant licenses or a provider license can be purchased on request.
In contrast to the other licenses, a consultant license is a named-user license. This is an independent product license and allows the dedicated user to use it on different machines for processing data of any number of third parties. For this purpose, both the portable version (if available) and local installations may be used.
For more information on separate license forms, their pricing and online activation, please refer to the price list and our Knowledgebase.
Our software may include modules that are subject to other license conditions, especially the GPL. In addition to these modules, their licenses are also being installed, which must be considered in case of redistribution and which may contain a reference to the source code of these modules.
The transfer of the licensed software to third parties in any form without permission is prohibited. The distribution right of the software remains with the author. Unauthorized sharing of the programs constitutes an infringement of the law.
Licensed developer components, such as the ShellBrowser Components, may be used in projects without additional license fees as long as they are delivered with the software in binary form and without a license file or if they are linked statically and not decompileable in corresponding applications. It is not allowed to develop and distribute own libraries or developer components using our software components.
The number of licenses required is based on the number of workstations on which the components can be used for development.
Updates and support are free after purchase within the selected maintenance period. The availability of the software and the associated installation keys is limited to the maintenance period. This does not affect the right to use the software, as the license itself is perpetual.
If the support period has expired and the update entitlement has expired, an extension can be purchased at a reduced price in our customer area. Within the selected period, support is provided by e-mail and telephone during our business hours (at least Monday to Friday, 9:30 - 16:30 CET). An interruption of the maintenance must be compensated by a reactivation fee (depending on the length of the interruption).
This is not free software. According to the conditions below you may use the trial version for a period of 30 days. If you wish to continue using the software after the 30-day period, you must license it. After the purchase, you can download the latest version of your licensed software free of charge within your update entitlement, which equates to the chosen maintenance period.
Continued use of the trial version of the software after the 30-day period as well as the use of an improperly licensed version is a violation of German and international copyright laws.
If you make sure that you distribute only the trial version of this software (which can be determined under Help -> About in the main menu), you are hereby granted permission to make any number of copies of the trial version of this software. The copies must be complete and unchanged. There are no fees for the above process, and you must not charge any fees for the copy you make.
The following disclaimer does not apply to the use of so-called Free and Open Source Software ("FOSS") and related breaches of duty or any violation of third-party rights by the supplier.
Although the software has been extensively tested, no warranty or liability claims can be made due to the wide variety of hardware and software environments in which the software can be used. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE PERFORMANCE OR RESULTS YOU OBTAIN BY USING THE SOFTWARE OR ACCOMPANYING MATERIALS AND THAT THE SOFTWARE IS MERCHANTABLE OR FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE CANNOT BE GUARANTEED. THERE IS NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS.
Nothing contained in this Agreement limits the statutory rights of any party acting as a consumer.