Dear clients,

 

I have an important announcement to make and I am sure it will definitely make you happy. It's related to the license agreement we sell our products under. We decided to remove some of the limitations it had! You've been a valuable client for many years now and we want to start helping you generate more business for yourself. I am happy to introduce the new Extended Agreement further down, which from now on allowing you to advertise our products directly to your clients. 

 

Let's start one by one. There are really important updates to our license agreement, and we want to help you understand them. Here’s a walk-through of the major changes:

 

1. Number of websites where you can install our products

Under both User and Developer license you will be able to install our products on as many websites as you want. Yes, that's right. Till now you were allowed only a single installation under User license and up to 5 under the Developer license. Not any more! From now on if you purchase any of our products, no matter which license, you can install them on all the websites that you want. This also applies to all the following products you might have already purchased.  

 

2. Creating SaaS based on our products

Under our old license policy, we did not allow our products to be used as a Software as a Service. SaaS is a software delivery model where the script is installed on your own server and multiple clients have access to it - for free or for recurring fees. This is now allowed with our new license agreement.

 

An example of SaaS is our Brolmo.com service. We offer a modified version for some of our scripts as a remotely hosted product where clients pay a monthly fee to use it. There is nothing to install and you do not have access to the code.

 

As you know, we are always looking for new business opportunities so if you are looking for a reliable partner who you can trust to have your web project completed we will be happy to discuss your ideas. We would be interested in creating a partnership with you based on the SaaS-delivery model and in the business niche that you operate. We can offer customization, support and maintenance service, either being your business partner or just creating the SaaS for you.

 

3. Advertising our products

As you know with the standard Developer and User license we did not allow our products to be showcased and advertised on other websites. We still do not allow that under the standard License Agreement. As many of our clients asked us "How can I offer the products to my clients if I cannot advertise them" we've decided to offer an Extended License agreement. We've always given the following example how you can attract more clients using our products with the standard license agreement. Imagine that you offer website design services for hotel owners. Most probably on your company website you will have a section where you will list the services you can offer to these hotel owners - adding a hotel booking engine, contact form, gallery, SEO optimization, etc. You can briefly describe the features these products have. However, what the Extended License allows you to do is not only to list these features, but to make screenshots, video presentations, offer live demo. Without a doubt this kind of marketing will convert more of your website visitors into paying customers. 

 

Please, note that this Extended Agreement is suitable for companies involved in website design and development and that support and manage multiple websites. It is not suitable for people who just want to start selling software to other webmasters. For more details please visit the Extended License page here.

 

I believe that the new license agreement changes will help you expand your website design and development business. We hope you’ll read the full License Agreement. If you have any question regarding the new terms, please contact us at legal@stivasoft.com

 

Kind Regards,

Veselin Stoilov

CEO 

StivaSoft