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Copy Protection against unlicensed use of our applications



 

Any application you purchase from us will be personalized and send to you by e-mail, by mail, by courier or as agreed.

Our applications are protected by certain measures against unlicensed (non-agreed) or multiple copying.

First of all there is on the right side of the toolbar (below the menu) a button with the  " i "  symbol on it.  If you click on it then a similar window like in the screenshot below is shown.
 


 

It displays information about the registered user of our software in an unobtrusive way (the information is not always visible and disappears when clicking on the window). However the information displayed is "hardwired" and cannot be removed without destroying the entire program.

There are also some features build-in to prevent non-agreed multiple copying of our applications (depending on the number of licenses you have purchased).

It makes absolutely no sense to give copies of a licensed application away to others, because the application will stop working after a certain number of days and/or when a certain number of records has been reached. This renders the software useless for any third party which does not own a license.

An unlicensed or pirated copy can also be recognized when you look at the TITLE bar at the main window. If there is a difference between the company / person using the software on this machine and the company / person listed at the top - then the software is probably NOT licensed to this company / person.

If you see our application running on a machine - but the licensed owner shown is different from the person / company using the application then we would appreciate if you drop us a line (also anonymous - we assure 100 % confidentiality).

We will certainly ask the licensed owner for an explanation how his/her  registered copy could have fallen into the wrong hands. Because only our customer could have received the individualized application (and has paid for the license) he/she is certainly interested in the protection of the investment and that the application is not used by third parties.


This way we have achieved a simple but useful copy protection - also: no one wants that his personal details to fall into the wrong hands and will therefore protect the software against misuse.

It is standard procedure that the name and contact details of the legal licensee will appear in the TITLE bar and/or in the information screen - however in cases where several people have access to - or are using - the same machine it might not be appropriate that order details appear in the program. This will be handled on a case to case basis.

[ Without this type of  "copy protection"  we would not be in a position to offer our customers such reasonable prices. Thank you for your understanding. ]


On the other hand: our target group are small / medium sized businesses and individual computer users. If they have more than one machine or running a small network we are quite happy to make them a VERY fair price for using our applications on several machines. Just let us know the number of machines you want to use it on.

The press is full with reports about new ways to license, to register, and to "activate" software nowadays (speak: squeezing more money out of the customer). We know many of our customers and have built up over time a good relationship with them (even if it is only by e-mail or over the phone).

To be honest: we actually have no time to invent new gimmicks to make our customers life difficult. We trust you from the moment we receive your order and that you will provide us with the right number of machines in use !
 

The rules are simple:

If you have 1 desktop PC at the office plus a notebook for the road and/or a machine at home:
1 license

If you have 1 notebook at the office plus a machine at home:
1 license

If you have 2 or more desktop PCs or notebooks at the office + one notebook for the road and/or a machine at home:
2 or more licenses

If you have a network with a server and ten machines then it comes to 11 licenses (one for the server and ten for the connected machines) - NO additional licenses are required for one notebook for use on the road and/or one machine at home.


Your input and tips will help us to improve our applications for the benefit of all our users - so we welcome your feedback - but also constructive critic. Please contact us via e-mail from the Home Page.



 
 
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