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The Amethyst License

Our license and upgrade policy is pretty straightforward: one license gives one person the right to use the software on one or more computers.

Amethyst’s Simple, Straightforward License

If you wish to install Amethyst Ultimate onto more than one computer, you may do so. If a second person wishes to use the software, however, then you need to buy a second license. For the full terms, including all the legal jargon, please refer to the Amethyst License below.

Upgrades, are straightforward too: buy any version 2.x of the software and you will be have access to free updates to all other 2.x versions of the edition which you have purchased.

Amethyst Ultimate is the only version of Amethyst that is licensed for commercial development.

- Here is the full Amethyst License...

Amethyst License

This is a legal agreement (the Agreement) between you, the end user, and Dark Neon Ltd., which markets software products under the trademarks Amethyst, Ruby In Steel and Sapphire In Steel. Dark Neon Ltd. shall be referred to in this Agreement as DNL. You, the end user, shall be referred to as the Licensee. You should carefully read the following terms and conditions before using this software. USE OF THIS PRODUCT CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND YOUR AGREEMENT TO ABIDE BY THEM.

1 Copyright

This Software and its documentation is subject to international copyright laws and is the copyright Dark Neon Ltd. 2006-2013. No part of this Software may be copied, distributed or reproduced in any electronic form or computer-readable media without the prior written consent of DNL.

2 Ownership and Title

This Software is licensed pursuant to this Agreement, not sold. Except for any Third Party Software, all rights, title and interest, including intellectual property rights, in and to the Software, and derivatives thereof, shall remain in DNL. The Licensee will not obtain ownership rights to derivatives of this Software, and by accepting the terms of this Agreement, the Licensee assigns any such rights to DNL. Except as specifically stated in the Agreement, the Licensee is granted no other rights, express or implied, to the Software, derivatives thereof, or other intellectual property of DNL such as trade secrets, patents, copyrights, and trademarks.

3 License Grant

Subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations set forth in this Agreement, DNL grants to you, the Licensee, a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Software as follows:

- (a) the Licensee may:

  • (i) install and use one copy of the accompanying Software program and any and all updates that the Licensee may receive on a single computer or workstation. The Licensee may, however, install the Software on more than one computer or on a file server provided the Licensee does not operate the Software on more than one computer or workstation at a time.

- (b) the Licensee may not:

  • (i) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, modify, translate, make any attempt to discover the source code of the Software, or create derivative works from the Software.
  • (ii) use the non-commercial software (the Personal Edition) for commercial use. If the Licensee wishes to develop software on a commercial basis then the Licensee must purchase a licence for the Professional Edition from DNL.

4 Third Party Software License

Any Third Party Software is licensed to Licensee in accordance with a separate license agreement(s) included with the Software, and is subject to any restrictions described in the separate license agreement(s). The Licensee shall agree to abide by the terms and conditions of any Third Party Software license agreements. DNL will have no responsibility with respect to any Third Party Software, and the Licensee will look solely to the licensor(s) of the Third Party Software for any remedy. DNL PROVIDES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO ANY THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE.

5 Termination

This Agreement is effective until terminated. DNL may terminate this Agreement immediately and without prior notice if the Licensee breaches any term of this Agreement. In the event of any termination or expiration, the Licensee agrees to immediately uninstall and cease to use the original and all copies of the Software.

6 Trial Edition

An evaluation edition (the “Trial Edition”) of the Software is provided for an evaluation period, subject to the terms of this Agreement. During this period the Licensee may use the Trial Edition of the Software for evaluation purposes. No commercial use is permitted. If at the end of the evaluation period the Licensee decides not to purchase the Software, the Software will revert to the Personal Edition of the Software. The Trial Edition of the Software excludes any warranty or liability whatsoever.

7 Personal Edition

The Personal Edition is provided free of charge for personal, non-commercial use only. The Personal Edition provides a subset of the functionality of the Professional Edition.

8 Ultimate Edition

The Ultimate Edition is the only edition of the Software that may be used for commercial development purposes. The Licensee must purchase an Ultimate Edition License from DNL if commercial use is intended.

9 Transfer to a Third Party

The Licensee may transfer the Software, and this Agreement, directly to a third party. Before the transfer, that party must agree that this Agreement applies to the transfer and use of the Software. The Licensee must uninstall the software before transferring it to the third party. The original Licensee may not retain any copies.

10 Disclaimer of Warranty

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED TO LICENSEE "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES. DNL MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO ITS USE OR PERFORMANCE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, DNL, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND RESELLERS, DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE, AND THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT SERVICES. THE LICENSEE ASSUMES THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF USE OR PERFORMANCE OF SOFTWARE. DNL ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OF THE SOFTWARE AND DO NOT WARRANT THE FOLLOWING: (A) THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SOFTWARE WILL MEET THE LICENSEE’S REQUIREMENTS, (B) THE OPERATION OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR (C) ANY DEFECTS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.

11 Disclaimer of Damages

(a) IN NO EVENT WILL DNL OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR RESELLERS BE LIABLE TO THE LICENSEE UNDER ANY THEORY FOR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED BY LICENSEE OR ANY USER OF THE SOFTWARE, OR FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, OR THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT SERVICES, EVEN IF DNL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY (CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED.

(b) IN ANY CASE, THE ENTIRE LIABILITY OF DNL UNDER ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY THE LICENSEE FOR THE SOFTWARE.

12 General

(a) DNL reserves the right at any time to cease the support of the Software and to alter prices, features, specifications, capabilities, functions, licensing terms, release dates, general availability or other characteristics of the Software.

(b) This Agreement, including the Third Party Software license agreements, constitutes the entire agreement between the parties concerning the Licensee’s use of the Software, and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous oral or written representations, communications, or advertising with respect to the Software.

(c) This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Licensee agrees that any litigation relating to this Agreement may only be brought in, and will be subject to the jurisdiction of, any British court.

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