Legal

The links below describe our policies on licensing for individuals, families, and sites, and on privacy and anti-piracy. There are also sample licenses for downloadable installers and installers on disks. These terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Thank you for your interest in Accordance.

If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact us.

Single User

Accordance must fulfill its obligations to publishers to account for and pay royalties on each copy of their works. Therefore our license policies are designed to protect publishers and authors, and not only Accordance.

When you purchase Accordance you are in fact purchasing a license for just one user. We try to be flexible, therefore we allow you to install Accordance:

  • on up to 5 computers or mobile devices for your own use,
  • on a single computer for use by more than one user,
  • or for family members if it is for occasional personal use only (rather than professional or intensive student use).

Family License

This license enables families to buy multiple copies of Accordance at a discount for any current dependents. The software is owned by each individual and can be used away from home, and upgraded even when he/she is living independently.


Site License

Site Licenses are offered to institutions such as schools or churches to allow them to put copies of Accordance on multiple computers which belong to the institution.

Site Licenses apply to computers owned by an institution or provided to its staff. They do not cover privately owned Macs belonging to staff or faculty members. The software cannot be retained by a member who leaves the institution, but it can be transferred to another person at the site.

Site license pricing is available, but please request a quote for your situation.


Transfer of Licenses for Accordance and Accordance Modules (March 2012)

Licenses for Accordance and its modules may only be transferred by OakTree Software. Only software and modules that have been purchased from or registered with OakTree may be transferred. Users may not simply sell or give the software or modules to others, nor leave them on a device which is transferred to a new owner. Levels and other discounted packages and upgrades cannot be broken up, all included modules must be transferred together. However, separate purchases may be transferred to different owners.

Every transfer request must be made by the original owner (seller) and include the contact information of the new owner (purchaser). For each transfer request the seller must pay OakTree a transfer fee of $25 per purchaser, irrespective of the number of modules or the value of the transfer. All transfers are at the discretion of OakTree which reserves the right to refuse to transfer the ownership.

Sellers should obtain agreement from OakTree before finalizing the transfer. They must affirm that they have removed those modules from all their devices, and that they will not use them again unless they repurchase them. Disks for products that are not available for Easy Install should be sent to the purchaser, and any other CD-ROMs or DVDs should be destroyed.

Purchasers must create an online account for themselves, and own or purchase the current version of Accordance so that modules can be added to the account for Easy Install.

OakTree will then transfer the ownership of the modules to the purchaser and link them to the account.

Notices or advertisements for the private sale of Accordance and its modules are not accepted on the Accordance Forums or Facebook pages.

Accordance Transfer Agreement


Updated EULA for Downloadable Software (March 2012)

Accordance® EULA

This End-User License Agreement (EULA) is by and between OakTree Software, Inc. and you, the End-User, of the following Software Products:

1. Accordance® and Accordance® for iOS

2. All available Content from OakTree Software, Inc. including Modules, Fonts, Documentation, and any other files available for download or as a boxed product.

By purchasing, downloading, installing, copying, or otherwise using the Software Products listed above, you agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree to these terms, do not download, install, or use our Software Products.

The Software Products are licensed to a you, the End-User, as a single user. You MAY install them on no more than 5 devices (whether desktop computers, laptop computers, or handheld devices) at one time.

The Software Products are licensed for your use only. You MAY NOT reproduce, lend, license, sell, transfer, assign, lease, transmit, or otherwise distribute the Software Products.

The Software Products are protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. Accordance® Software © 2012 OakTree Software, Inc. The Software Products are licensed to the user. Ownership is neither sold nor given away.

Most Content and Modules available with Accordance are licensed for use under copyright by their proper owners. Please see "About the Text . . " for each module or the Read Me-Modules for the copyright information for each particular module.

To enter into this EULA you must represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.

You MAY, download and use the Software Products in accordance with the Usage Rules set forth in the App Store Terms of Service (http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/us/terms.html#APPS) and the terms of use on the Accordance: Legal page (http://www.accordancebible.com/accordance/oaktree_software/Legal).

You MAY NOT modify, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reverse engineer any part or component of Accordance, or Accordance for iOS, or any of the database files (Modules) that are used with these applications.

You MAY NOT distribute these Software Products for sale or profit, or post the files on the public Internet, without the express written permission of:

OakTree Software, Inc.
498 Palm Springs Drive, Suite 100
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
oaktee@accordancebible.com

The Software Products are the property and responsibility of OakTree Software, Inc. Apple Software, Inc. has neither ownership of, or responsibility for, the Software Products.

These Software Products have been thoroughly reviewed and tested and will be supported with periodic upgrades exclusively by OakTree Software, Inc. (not by Apple Computer, Inc.)  However, except as specifically stated above, there are no other warranties, express or implied, regarding the Software Products, their merchantability, or their fitness for any particular purpose. The Software Products are sold “as is”, and the purchaser assumes the entire risk as to their quality and performance.

Apple Computer, Inc. has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Software Products. Further, Apple is not responsible for any claims with respect to (i) product liability; (ii) any claim that the Software Products fail to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. Apple is not responsible for any third party claim that the Software Products, or the end-user’s possession and use of the Software Products, infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights. OakTree Software, Inc. is solely liable with respect to any, and all, of the above possible claims as they pertain to the Software Products.

However, with respect to Accordance®, Accordance® for iOS, and Software Products obtained through the App Store, Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of this EULA, and upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this EULA, as it pertains to Accordance® for iOS, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce the EULA against the end-user as a third party beneficiary thereof.

In the event of any failure of Accordance® or Accordance® for iOS to conform to the warranty above, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price (if there was any) of  Accordance® or Accordance® for iOS to you. This applies solely to Software Products obtained through the App Store and does not include any other Content or Software Products purchased directly from OakTree Software, Inc. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple has no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Software Products. Any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure by the Software Products to conform to any warranty will be the sole responsibility of OakTree Software, Inc.

APPLE COMPUTER, INC. MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THESE SOFTWARE PRODUCTS, THEIR MERCHANTABILITY, OR THEIR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES IS PERMITTED IN SOME STATES. THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY PROVIDES YOU WITH SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. THERE MAY BE OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU HAVE WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.


Sample EULA for CD-ROM/DVD Installer

This is the license to which you must agree before you can install the software:

Accordance® software  © 2010   OakTree Software, Inc.
498 Palm Springs Drive,   Suite 100
Altamonte Springs, FL   32701

See About The Text… in each module for additional copyright information.

The CD-ROM is warranted to be free of physical defects for 90 days after you receive this product. If a defect is found within this 90 day period, return the defective item postage prepaid for a replacement.

This software has been thoroughly reviewed and tested and will be supported with periodic upgrades.  However, except as specifically stated above, there are no other warranties, express or implied, regarding the enclosed product, its merchantability, or its fitness for any particular purpose. This software is sold “as is”, and the purchaser assumes the entire risk as to its quality and performance.

APPLE COMPUTER, INC. MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE ENCLOSED COMPUTER SOFTWARE PACKAGE, ITS MERCHANTABILITY, OR ITS FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES IS PERMITTED IN SOME STATES. THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY PROVIDES YOU WITH SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. THERE MAY BE OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU HAVE WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.


Online Privacy and Security

Updated: May 2005

Personal Information

You can browse the AccordanceBible website freely without entering any personal information, and OakTree will not record any personal details from your visit. When you open an account you may enter as much information as you wish, but most fields must be completed in order to place an online order. You can modify your online account information at any time.

Your account information is stored on a secure site and accessible only to select OakTree personnel. Your password is encrypted and cannot be retrieved by anyone, hence if you forget it you must request a new password be sent to your registered email address.

OakTree uses the information you enter to fulfil any orders that you place, or to contact you with a question relating to an order. We never sell this information or pass it on to any other entity. We send rare announcements (once or twice a year) to all registered users. Unless you sign up for our newsletter, you will receive no other unsolicited emails from OakTree. You may email us at any time to request that your address be removed from either email.

Cookies

Like all websites that have online shopping and personal accounts, the Accordance website uses cookies to allow our visitors to sign in to their accounts once and then have access to their shopping cart features for the duration of their visit. When you visit our site, your web browser accepts a small text file, popularly called a cookie. In that text file is a unique ID we assign to your computer, the name of our website (so that no one else can access it), and a number that tells your computer that this cookie will expire the next time you close your browser. That cookie ID matches a session ID on our server. When you sign in to your account our web pages know which account information online belongs to you. Cookies are just a secure way of restricting account information to the proper owners who have validly signed in to our site. Cookies are not used to gather any information from visitors. Any private information you see on our site is entered willingly by you, and it is stored in our secure databases, not in your cookie. The cookie only stores the unique session ID which you have established with our server, therefore they cannot be accessed by any other website. Your information is protected.

Security Features

The success of our business depends on our customers’ confidence in their privacy and security. This is very important to us and we utilize the latest encryption technology and security features on our website to ensure that your information remains safely protected. We also do not store your credit card information online. Once your order has been processed, the credit card information is deleted. This creates a slight inconvenience for our customers, since they have to enter their credit card information each time they order something new, but we feel that is a small price to pay for the assurance of security.


Software Piracy

Software piracy is the illegal sale or use of software and takes many forms. The software or electronic media you purchase does not belong to you, it is licensed for use on a single computer.

OakTree has always allowed you freely to install the software on more than one personal computer for your own use. We have therefore avoided harrassing you with rigid anti-piracy technologies that prevent re-installation.

However, the following are illegal uses of our software and modules, and constitute infringment of our copyright and that of the licensors of the modules:

  • Installing Accordance on more than one computer for use by more than one user, unless site licensed or family licensed.
  • Installing Accordance on more computers than specified in the site license.
  • Distributing our fonts to non-Accordance users.
  • Passing on older versions of CD-ROMs before or after upgrading.
  • Selling illegally copied CD-ROMs.
  • Using unlock codes obtained from any source that is not authorized by OakTree.
  • Uploading to, or downloading software from, piracy sites or distribution networks.

When you contact OakTree for an upgrade, we may attempt to verify that your copy of Accordance is legitimate. We reserve the right to refuse to support or upgrade users of illegal copies of our software.

Please contact us if you become aware of attempts to distribute pirate copies of Accordance.