About Licensing Our Plugins
One question that comes up often is about licensing for multiple sites. As you may have already found out, there is nothing in the licensing system to keep you from using the same license key over & over. We decided we’d rather keep the license part of the code light so that your server spends more time on the important stuff than checking to make sure you are in compliance. We’d rather have a system where you are happy with the product and WANT to pay us to continue development versus forcing your hand.
That being said, here is our general rule of thumb:
Install one license PER BUSINESS.
If you happen to run several sites for yourself, go ahead and install the plugin on the other sites. If you want to buy a license for each we’d love that, but if you’re not earning much money at those sites then keep the money and use it to make your business stronger.
If you are a consultant and are installing this plugin on your customer sites then we’d really like to see each site have a license.
There are no legal ramifications of this. We’re not going to chase you down if you don’t do it this way. It’s just what we think is fair. Now that you know our thoughts, you should do whatever you think is fair for you.
We hope you enjoy our plugin & wish you success in your business!
The Legal EULA
Charleston Software Associates releases a variety of products to the general public. Unless specified otherwise these products are licensed under the following End User Licensing Agreement (EULA).
The following license terms are between the customer and/or user of the application (you) and Charleston Software Associates, LLC (CSA).
The license terms cover any application or program (Program) that is in your possession or that is being accessed by you and has been produced in part or in whole by CSA.
THIS PROGRAM IS LICENSED, NOT SOLD. BY INSTALLING, COPYING OR OTHERWISE USING THE PROGRAM, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO INSTALL, COPY OR USE THE PROGRAM. IF YOU REJECT THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR PURCHASE, YOU MAY CALL (843) 225-3830 TO REQUEST A FULL REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE. FOR FREE APPLICATIONS YOU MAY REJECT THE TERMS BY UNINSTALLING THE PROGRAM OR, IN THE CASE OF A HOSTED APPLICATION, CEASE ACCESS TO THE HOSTED APPLICATION.
The Program is provided to you “as is” by Charleston Software Associates, LLC (CSA).
THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
This License Agreement is effective until terminated. You may terminate the License Agreement at any time by (i) permanently destroying all copies of the Program in your possession or control; (ii) removing the Program from your long term storage device; and (iii) notifying CSA of your intention to terminate this License Agreement. CSA may terminate this Agreement at any time for any reason or no reason. Upon termination for any reason, all licenses granted herein shall immediately terminate and you must immediately and permanently destroy all copies of the Program in your possession and control and remove the Program from your long term storage device.
All programs referencing this license are Copyright by Charleston Software Associates, LLC. All rights reserved, worldwide.