Syncfusion offers two
types of licenses: retail licenses and flat licenses.
Retail licenses are
governed by the End User License Agreement, or EULA, which is also called the
Software License Agreement. It is a click-through agreement; end users must
literally click “yes” to agree to the EULA’s terms and conditions before
downloading the software. If you have ever downloaded software, or if you have
created an account with Amazon, Apple, or Google, you have accepted the terms
of a click-through agreement.
here to read Syncfusion’s current EULA.
EULA will help you understand the terms and conditions of using our software.
In this post, we will examine seven key EULA topics.
This introduction to
the EULA explains that the agreement is a legally binding contract between you
and Syncfusion. It states that by clicking the “yes” button, you accept all of
the agreement’s terms. If you do not agree to the terms, you should click “no” and
should not download the software.
Grant: How Can You Use Syncfusion?
With the retail
license, Syncfusion grants you a non-transferable license to use our software.
There are two crucial points here. First, developers cannot transfer licenses.
Each developer needs to be licensed, and each license can only be assigned to
one developer. Licenses cannot be transferred from one developer to another
developer, and licenses cannot be transferred to other companies. Second,
Syncfusion’s software is licensed, not sold. If you purchase a license, you
have purchased a license to use our software; however, you have not purchased
the software itself.
You could compare
purchasing a software license to renting a movie. If I rent a movie through a
streaming service, the provider grants me a set period of time during which I
may watch the movie. They have granted me access to watch the movie; however,
they have not sold me the movie itself. This is a crucial distinction, because
if I rent the movie, I cannot keep a copy of it for future use. Conversely, if
I purchase the movie, I can keep it indefinitely and watch it whenever I want.
works the same way. If you purchase software, you may use it whenever you like.
However, if you purchase a license to use software, you may only use it while
you have a valid license (to continue our movie rental analogy, you may only
use the software during your rental period).
If you purchase a
retail license from Syncfusion, you are the only party who can use Syncfusion’s
software. You cannot allow any third parties, such as contractors or
outsourcers, to use the software.
What Are 4.2f Rights?
Section 4.2f of the
EULA explains that you may redistribute anything you created while under a
valid license subscription if the following conditions are met:
application/project is in its final completed form.
- You are not making
any modifications to any part of the application/project, to include patches,
bug fixes, or updates.
- The distributed
product includes license checks that prevent additional development (in other
words, your clients cannot develop or programmatically access the products they
Under a retail license,
if you break the terms of the agreement, you must return or destroy our
If your retail license
or maintenance and support subscription expires, you may continue to distribute
anything you created while under a valid subscription if the conditions
described in section 4.2f are met.
Maintenance and Support
If your retail
subscription expires and your application or development is in maintenance mode
(if it is receiving patches, bug fixes, or updates), you need to have an active
maintenance and support subscription.
If your retail
subscription expires and your application or development is NOT in maintenance
mode, you may continue to possess and distribute anything you created while
under a valid maintenance and support subscription so long as the
application/project is in its final completed form and you are not providing
any patches, bug fixes, or updates.
contains a lot of important information; if you have any questions about the
EULA, please reach out to Syncfusion.