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License

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CCDAutoPilot5 is copyright (c) 2003-2014 John C. Smith. All rights reserved.

"CCDAutoPilot5", "CCDAutoPilot4", "CCDAutoPilot3, "CCDAutoPilot2" and "CCDAutoPilot" are trademarks of John C. Smith.

This license statement and limited warranty constitutes a legal agreement ("License Agreement") between you ("Licensee", either as an individual or a single entity) and John C. Smith  ("Licensor"), owner of the "CCDAutoPilot" series of software ("Software") of which John C. Smith is the copyright holder.

BY DOWNLOADING, INSTALLING, COPYING, OR OTHERWISE USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT.

Upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of the License agreement, grants you the right to use the Software in the manner provided below.
If you do not accept the terms and conditions of the License Agreement, you are to promptly delete each and any copy of the Software from your computer(s).
This license agreement only applies to the software product CCDAutoPilot and not to any other product even if that product is similar to CCDAutoPilot and has a similar name.
The Licensor reserves the right to license the same Software to other individuals or entities under a different license agreement.
After accepting this license agreement, the Licensee is permitted to use the Software under the terms of this agreement for no more than sixty (60) days, and for evaluation purposes only, without payment to the Licensor. For this purpose, the Licensor provides a special free trial version of the Software that can be freely downloaded from the web site.

If the Licensee wishes to use the software for more than sixty (60) days and/or for purposes other than evaluating the Software, the Licensee must purchase a single user license from the Licensor. If the Software will be used by more than one user, please contact the Licensor for pricing.  This license bears the email address and other information of the licensed person or entity and is not transferable to any other party. Pricing and availability is subject to change without prior notice. The Licensee can consult the most recent pricing information at <www.ccdware.com/buy> 

A Single User License means the software is installed on one and only one Observatory Computer.  An Observatory Computer is defined as one being used for astronomical image acquisition where any combination of imaging cameras, telescope, focuser, rotators, domes or other ancillary components are being controlled.  For purposes of this license, an Observatory Computer is considered to have a single instance of a Microsoft Windows® Operating System on a computer.  If more than one instance of Microsoft Windows® Operating System is used on a single computer, then additional licenses to CCDAutoPilot are required for each instance that functions as an Observatory Computer.  One additional copy of CCDAutoPilot may be installed on one additional computer for image acquisition planning.  If the Observatory Computer is used by more than one user for non-profit use, support will be provided only to the licensee; if used in business venture, please contact the author at ccdware@me.com for commercial license pricing.  

The Licensee has right to place an additional copy of the Software on a removable medium for backup purposes. 

Technical support is available directly from our product support forum at http://ccdware.infopop.cc/eve 
This forum is linked directly from the CCDAutoPilot menu under "Support Forum".

The Software is provided "as is". In no event shall the Licensor or any of his affiliates be liable for any consequential, special, incidental or indirect damages of any kind arising out of the delivery, performance or use of this Software, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. While the Software has been developed with great care, it is not possible to warrant that the Software is error free. The Software is not designed or intended to be used in any activity that may cause personal injury, death or any other severe damage or loss.
When errors are found in the Software, the Licensor will release a new version of the Software that no longer contains those errors a reasonable amount of time after the Licensor is given an accurate description of those errors. What amount of time is reasonable will depend on the complexity and severity of the errors. The Licensor will mention the release on the Web Site and, at the Licensor's option, directly contact the Licensee to announce the new release. The Licensee can then, at their option, upgrade to the latest version or to continue to use the older version the Licensee already has. In either case, no payment to the Licensor is required. In the latter case, the Licensee will no longer be entitled to technical support until the Licensee has upgraded to the latest version.

The Licensor reserves the right to charge an upgrade fee in the case of major new enhancements or additions to the Software. This major new version will then start a new version line that will use version numbers clearly distinguishable from the old version line. The Licensee has no obligation to upgrade to the new version line and the Licensor will continue to make the latest version of the previous version line available for download to Licensee.

You must not attempt to reverse compile, modify, translate or disassemble the Software in whole or in part. You must not run the Software under a debugger or similar tool allowing you to inspect the inner workings of the Software.

You must not circumvent or otherwise bypass the product licensing requirement.  Doing so or attempting to do so will constitute a violation of this license.

The Software remains the exclusive property of the Licensor. Any Licensee who fully complies with the terms in this license agreement may use it according to the terms of this license agreement. You must not give copies of the Software or your license key to other persons or entities. You must not transfer the Software or your license key to another person or entity. You must also take reasonable steps to prevent any third party from copying the software from one of your machines without your permission.

THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. 

The Licensor reserves the right to revoke your license if you violate any or all of the terms of this license agreement, without prior notice.