The links below describe our policies on licensing for individuals, families, and sites, and on 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.
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 any devices, desktop or mobile, that are for your own use;
- on a single computer for use by more than one user;
- or for spouses if it is for occasional personal use only (rather than professional or intensive student use).
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 Licenses (January 2016)
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, and usually accessed by multiple users. They do not cover privately owned Macsbelonging to staff or faculty members.
Site license pricing is available, but please request a quote for your situation.
Organizational Staff Purchases (July 2020)
Organizational Staff Purchases allow an institution to purchase the software for many staff members at a discount. The software is supplied in a separate account for each user, and can be installed on any devices, desktop or mobile, employed by the user. If the user leaves that institution, the software can either remain with the user or be transferred to another staff member.
Please request a quote for your situation.
Transfer of Licenses for Accordance and Accordance Modules
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. All old CD-ROMs or DVDs with Accordance should be destroyed. OakTree may require a screenshare to verify that the modules have been removed.
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.
Updated EULA for Downloadable Software (August 2020)
This End-User License Agreement (EULA) is by and between OakTree Software, Inc. and you, the End-User, of the following Software Products:
- Accordance® Bible Software
- 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.
By downloading a free product from OakTree Software, Inc., or making a purchase of a product from OakTree Software, Inc., you agree to receive marketing materials from the company. The marketing content you receive may be in the form of emails, print materials or text message reminders. Emails are limited to a few a week and will contain relevant content. You will have the option to unsubscribe. You also agree to receive marketing content within the product as contextually relevant.
The Software Products are licensed to you, the End-User, as a single user. You MAY install them on any devices (whether desktop computers, laptop computers, or handheld devices) that are for your own use.
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, © 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 1993-2009 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 NOT modify, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reverse engineer any part or component of Accordance, 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.
1180 Spring Centre S. Blvd. Suite 116
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 USA
The Software Products are the property and responsibility of OakTree Software, Inc.
These Software Products have been thoroughly reviewed and tested and will be supported with periodic upgrades exclusively by OakTree Software, 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.
Software Piracy (July 2020)
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 by one user or on a single computer.
OakTree allows you to install the software on any devices, desktop or mobile, that are for your own use. We avoid harrassing you with rigid anti-piracy technologies that prevent re-installation. We do track the number of software activations in each account, and if a generous limit is exceeded we warn you that further activations will not be accepted.
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.
Accordance is a registered trademark of OakTree Software, Inc.
Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
Copyright information for the contents of modules is found in the Get Info for the module, and/or in the text of the module, and/or in an accompanying Read Me document.