We provide a range of flexible licensing options, from perpetual Personal licences, through multi-user Group licences, to all-embracing Annual Site Licence Bundles. Education and Student pricing is also available. Please review the following table, to determine which option best suits your needs:
|Perpetual Licence||Perpetual Site Licence or/ Annual Site Licence Bundle|
Your personal copy of the software:
Our recommended option for individual academics or researchers: the software is licensed to you, so you can take it with you if you change jobs or move institutions.
As this is a Personal licence, it is valid only for your own use, cannot be "shared", and is non transferable.
If you require wider access, please purchase a Group licence.
Ideal for most research groups:
To be used by members of the same research group, who must all be based at the same physical location.
For wider access, including teaching labs, please purchase a Department of Campus licence.
Extended licensing across one department or institute:
Extended licensing across an entire university or company:
Why Choose an Annual Site Licence Bundle?
Why Choose a Perpetual Site Licence?
A Personal Licence allows you, and only you, to use this software!
If you purchased a Personal licence, you may install and use the software on as many machines as you require (e.g., office, home, laptop, etc.) provided that only one copy of the program is used at any time, and only by yourself. This licence is non-transferable. You may not distribute copies of the documentation or the program in any form without prior written consent from CrystalMaker Software Limited.
This licence does not permit multiple users—even if they use the same program on the same computer. Such use constitutes licensing infringement, and we reserve the right to immediately terminate your licence.
We will only provide technical support to a single, named software licence holder. You must register the software in order to qualify for support. Unregistered users requesting support must be prepared to provide proof of purchase, including licence code, full address details and your institutional affiliation.
We define a group as a contiguous research ensemble, within the same physical location, and headed by a named individual (who should be the "end user" specified on your order). One might envisage, say, a professor, as group leader, with a mix of graduate students, post-docs, and perhaps junior faculty members (up to a maximum of 10 users).
This licence is designed for use by individual researchers working within the same group. It provides a lower cost of ownership than a personal licence. However, the licence remains the responsibility of the institution that purchased it, and individual group members may not take the software away from that institution (e.g., if they change jobs).
When members join the group, they may be entitled to use the software - subject to the maximum user limit.
When members leave the group, they are no longer covered by this licence and must uninstall the software from any of their machines.
This licence cannot be shared amongst individuals in different institutions or locations, even if they are nominally part of the same "group".
Larger research groups (more than 10 members), or institutions wishing to share the software between different groups must purchase a Department or Campus licence.
This licence is not designed for shared usage in a classroom or teaching lab. If you need your students to have access to the software, you should upgrade to a Departmental licence.
For registration purposes, it is requested that one person - the group leader - be designated as the group contact. Thereafter, any member of the group, up to the licensed user limit, is entitled to receive technical support, provided that they clearly identify themselves as members of the group. (Sorry, but given the high incidence of software piracy, we cannot respond to anonymous requests, sent via non-specific "gmail", "yahoo", etc. e-mail addresses.)
Site licensing provides unlimited usage of the software at the licensed site which could be,
For a Department Licence:-
University department or institute.
A distinct adminstrative unit, department or division located on a larger government lab or company facility.
For a Campus Licence:-
A single university campus (e.g., "University of California at Berkeley", but not the entire University of California system).
An entire government laboratory site (e.g., Los Alamos National Laboratory), or company facility located on one site (e.g., an Exxon research facility, but not all of Exxon corporation worldwide).
If you purchased a site licence, you may install and use the software on any official machines at the licensed site, for the exclusive use of full-time bona fide members of the site ("licensed users"). This software must not be distributed to visitors or persons not officially connected with the licensed site. You may install the software on personal machines (e.g., laptops) belonging to licensed users, provided that only they have access to the software, and the software is only used for official business associated with the licensed site (see separate note about "Education Use").
For registration purposes, it is requested that one person be designated as the site contact. We endeavour to provide technical support to all licensed users, provided that they clearly identify themselves as members of licensed site. (Sorry, but given the high incidence of software piracy, we cannot respond to anonymous requests, sent via non-specific "gmail", "yahoo", etc. e-mail addresses. Neither can we assist with undergraduate queries, help with their teaching assignments, etc.)
Once the expiration period of this software has passed, you must either purchase a new licence, or arrange for all copies of the software on all machines at the previously-licensed site to be destroyed.
Education licences are for the purposes of education only. They do not cover commercial use of the software (e.g., paid consultancy). Any education user using the software for such purposes will be in breach of the software licence agreement and must purchase a standard licence.
Please see our full software licensing agreement for the legally-binding contract that governs use of our software.
To keep prices as low as possible, all our licences (with the exception of Annual Licence Bundles) are single platform: Mac or Windows. If you require software for both platforms, you don't have to buy the "same" licence twice; instead, you simply need to purchase one full licence (e.g., for Mac), and then purchase an upgrade licence for the second platform (e.g., Windows). That means you get two full programs, designed from scratch for their respective operating systems, for the price of one-and-a-half programs.
Need a Classroom or Network Licence? - Please purchase a Department or Campus licence. Still have questions? See our Questions Answered page.