End User License Agreement
AcuteFinder is distributed as shareware, meaning you may freely give copies of it to friends and colleagues. If not registered, it will operate in demo-mode with some size limits, but it is not time limited in any way for personal use. Commercial users, on the other hand, must register after a 15 day evaluating period.
Please deliver the installation file, AcuteFinder_setup.exe, since it contains the program and all associated files. You can also download the latest version from our website www.acutefinder.com.
By using the program, you agree upon the following, no-nonsense End User License Agreement:
DISCLAIMER - AGREEMENT
Users of AcuteFinder must accept this disclaimer of warranty:
"AcuteFinder supplied as is. The author disclaims all warranties,
expressed or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties
of merchantability and of fitness for any purpose. The author assumes
no liability for damages, direct or consequential, which may result
from the use of AcuteFinder."
This is a free evaluation copy of AcuteFinder, limited only by the
maximum number of folders that will be scanned (10,000) and maximum
size of files you can delete/move (2 Mb). You can still use the
program on a regular basis, to find duplicate files on your computer's
disk. You may keep the program as long as you wish for PERSONAL USE
without registration, if you find it useful even with these size limits.
There is no expiration date for the demo version, but we recommend that
you download the latest version on a regular basis.
If you register, the aforementioned size limits no longer apply.
Registration is available for a nominal fee and includes upgrade
protection for 1, 2, or 5 years.
AcuteFinder is a "shareware program" and is provided at no charge
to the user for evaluation. Free trial-key is available by filling
out the application form on http://www.acutefinder.com/trial
so you can try the program without any demo limits.
Feel free to share AcuteFinder with your friends, but please do not
give it away altered or as part of another program or system.
The essence of "user-supported" software is to provide personal
computer users with quality software without high prices, and yet to
provide incentive for programmers to continue to develop new products.
If you find this program useful and want to use it without size
limits, you can make a registration payment of US $14 to Hugmot.
See our website, http://www.acutefinder.com/order for details.
The registration fee will license one copy for use on any one computer
at any one time. You must treat this software just like a book. An
example is that this software may be used by any number of people and
may be freely moved from one computer location to another, so long as
there is no possibility of it being used at one location while it's
being used at another. Just as a book cannot be read by two different
persons at the same time.
Commercial users of AcuteFinder must register and pay for their copies
of AcuteFinder within 15 days of first use or their license is withdrawn.
Reasonably priced site-license arrangements may be made by contacting
our sales department at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may not give your License key to others and you are not allowed to
disassemble or reverse engineer the program.
Anyone distributing AcuteFinder for any kind of remuneration must
first contact Hugmot at the address below for authorization. This
authorization will be automatically granted to distributors recognized
by the (ASP) as adhering to its guidelines for shareware distributors,
and such distributors may begin offering AcuteFinder immediately
(However Hugmot must still be advised so that the distributor can be
kept up-to-date with the latest version of AcuteFinder).
You are encouraged to pass a copy of AcuteFinder along to your friends
for evaluation. Please encourage them to register their copy if they
find that they can use it. All registered users will receive a copy of
the latest version of AcuteFinder, along with the license key.
DEFINITION OF SHAREWARE
Shareware distribution gives users a chance to try software before
buying it. If you try a Shareware program and continue using it, you
are expected to register. Individual programs differ on details --
some provide all features for a limited time, and some provide
limited features without a time limit. With registration, you get
anything from the simple right to continue using the software to an
enhanced program with printed manual.
Copyright laws apply to both Shareware and commercial software, and
the copyright holder retains all rights, with a few specific
exceptions as stated below. Shareware authors are accomplished
programmers, just like commercial authors, and the programs are
of comparable quality. The main difference is in the method of
distribution. The author specifically grants the right to copy
and distribute the software, either to all and sundry or to a
specific group. For example, some authors require written permission
before a book publisher may bundle their software onto a CD.
Shareware is a distribution method, not a type of software. You should
find software that suits your needs and pocketbook, whether it's
commercial or Shareware. The Shareware system makes fitting your needs
easier, because you can try before you buy. And because the overhead is
low, prices are low also. Shareware has the ultimate money-back
guarantee -- if you don't use the product, you don't pay for it.
Finally: Thank you for choosing AcuteFinder!
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Web sites: www.acutefinder.com and www.hugmot.com