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Software License Agreements:

IDAutomation offer flexible license agreements to meet a variety of needs. The different license types are described in Section 1 of the Software License Agreement.

IDAutomation License Agreements:
Integrating IDAutomation Products into Applications:

There are three methods of distributing or integrating IDAutomation components with applications which are summarized in the following chart and defined below:

Optional Integration Complete Integration Source Code Integration
  • No extra cost to you, you do not distribute our product.
  • Customer orders from IDAutomation and we assist in the installation.
  • Increases your revenue with the IDAutomation Affiliate Program.
  • Support is provided for barcode related issues.
  • Upgrades to the barcode components for the customers are provided as needed.
  • You use and distribute the product royalty free as an integrated part of your application.
  • You provide support to the customer for barcode issues.
  • You are responsible for installation of all barcode products.
  • For problems you are unable to resolve, your developers may contact IDAutomation for support, but we cannot provide support directly to your clients.
  • You use and distribute the product royalty-free as a completely integrated part of your application provided you order the Unlimited Developer License or Multi-site License.
  • You provide support to the customer for barcode issues.
  • You are responsible for installation of all barcode products.
  • For problems you are unable to resolve, your developers may contact IDAutomation for support, but we cannot provide support directly to your clients.

Optional Integration:

With the Optional Integration option, IDAutomation provides support for barcode problems related your client's application as well as the installation and maintenance of the barcode product provided. This is provided to you at minimal cost and offers an additional method of increasing revenue with the IDAutomation Affiliate Program.
This is how it works:

  1. Purchase the Single User License to test integration and create your application to access the API of the barcode product - be sure not to distribute the purchased version with your software. You may distribute the demo version if desired.
  2. In your documentation, inform the customer of the product number and provide a link to IDAutomation.com so they can easily order the product.
  3. IDAutomation offers a 20% commission for any customer of yours that orders from us this way with the IDAutomation Affiliate Program.
  4. When they install IDAutomation software on their system, your software should then be able to use it.
  5. IDAutomation will also assist the customer if they have problems installing the product.
  6. If this option is selected, please contact us and we will make sure not to change the font name or API of the component.

Complete Integration:

With the Developer License, IDAutomation software products may be distributed with your application as long as you have bundled the software component with the application and are not distributing it separately.
Here is how it works:

  1. Order the applicable Developer License of the product. IDAutomation strongly suggests ordering the Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription, to extend past the complimentary 30 days. Independent contractors, consultants and small companies with less that 2 million USD in annual revenue may obtain the Small Company Developer License at an approximate 50% discount from the normal price.
  2. Integrate the product into your software and update the documentation if necessary. You will use and distribute the products an integrated part of your application according to the Developer License of the product.
  3. You provide support to the customer for barcode issues and will be responsible for installation of all barcode products related to your application.
  4. For problems you are unable to resolve, your developers may contact IDAutomation for support, but we cannot provide support directly to your clients.

Source Code Integration:

Customers that purchase the Multi-Site License or Unlimited Developer License, may obtain the source code by executing the Source Code License Agreement.
Here is how it works:

  1. Order the applicable Unlimited Developer License of the product. IDAutomation strongly suggests ordering the Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription, priced at just a small fraction of the cost of the product annually.
  2. To obtain the source code after purchase, you must sign and send us the Source Code License Agreement.
  3. Integrate the product into your software and update the documentation if necessary. You will use and distribute the products and source code royalty free as an integrated part of your application.
  4. You provide support to the customer for barcode issues and would be responsible for installation of all barcode products related to your application.
  5. For problems you are unable to resolve, your developers may contact IDAutomation for support, but we cannot provide support directly to your clients.

IDAutomation products may not be distributed outside your organization without a Developer License. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us.

License Agreement Change Requests:

We believe that IDAutomation license agreements as they are written now are fair for the purchaser. IDAutomation is a small company and must protect ourselves from legal problems that could jeopardize business. Please also understand that other small companies that do honor such requests may not have the financial and legal resources to support their customers.

Below is a list of previously requested modifications and the reasons IDAutomation cannot agree to the changes:

  • Indemnification - indemnification as related to the intellectual property of the software product is included in the license agreement. It states "IDAutomation shall defend, indemnify and hold Licensee harmless from any third party claims or lawsuits for intellectual property infringement for properly licensed Software provided by IDAutomation...". The indemnification section also states that "IDAutomation is not liable for claims based on industry standards, symbology standards or public domain specifications which were not developed by IDAutomation (including but not limited to operating systems, file formats and symbology specifications)". This limitation is necessary because as a small company, IDAutomation should not be required to defend a technology it did not create. Examples of such claims include the patent claims by Unisys for the use of GIF files (which expired in 2003) or the Data Matrix patent claims by Acacia and Veritec (which was ruled invalid and unenforceable in 2008). Many, if not all, of the standards and specifications that would apply today are in the public domain or are unenforceable because of prior art, and the inventors of the technologies will not provide indemnification for their use. In all such cases reported to IDAutomation, information about the patents in question was provided to deter any such claims against the Licensee.

  • Limitation of Liability - our license agreement states "With the exception of (1) claims relating to intellectual property infringement as defined in section 5 or (2) Software purchased with the Unlimited Developer License or the Unlimited Site License, IDAutomation's entire liability under any provision of this entire Agreement shall be limited to twenty (20) times the amount actually paid by Licensee" This limitation is eliminated when the Unlimited Developer License or the Unlimited Site License is purchased.

  • Warranty - our license agreement states "Although efforts have been made to assure that the Software is date compliant, correct, reliable, and technically accurate, the Software is licensed to you as is and without warranties as to performance of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or use, or any other warranties whether expressed or implied. You, your organization and all users of the Software, assume all risks when using it." We are unwilling to make any other warranties for the software. This is a standard practice in the software industry.

  • Controlling Law and Severability - unfortunately, as a small company, IDAutomation cannot change the location of jurisdiction from our location to another. This is primarily because IDAutomation is a small company and if any case would arise outside of our location, it would cause major disruption to the local operations of the company.

  • Additions - we believe the agreement as it exists covers all that is necessary and we should remain silent on other issues. IDAutomation does not believe any additions are necessary.

  • Other Changes - minor changes to IDAutomation's Software License Agreements may be made in special circumstances. Please contact us describing your application of the software, your change request and the reasons for the change. When we do make changes to a license agreement or accept additions, we require the purchase of the applicable Multi-Site License or the Unlimited Developer License for the product. In addition, the changes requested must be limited to 50 words or less.

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