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License Information

Newtone Corporation has a very liberal licensing policy which means substantial saving to you in both development costs and distribution costs. Newtone's products have various types of licenses depending on which product is used. These license types are; the PC developer license, the developer license, the runtime license, the webserver runtime license, and the redistribution license. These licenses are explained below.

Note: For any of these licenses to be valid, you must be a REGISTERED user. To register, all you have to do is send us your name, contact information (including your email address), and the serial number that you received from the vendor where you purchased the product. For more information about registering please visit our user registration page.

PC Developer License

This license allows a software developer to use the product to make executable applications ON A SPECIFIC NUMBER OF COMPUTERS. Products with a PC developer license require activation after they are installed. A seperate PC developer license is required for each computer where the product is used to develop software. For example, if one person uses the product on one computer then only one license is required. If two people use the product on one computer, only one license is required. If one person uses the product on two computers, two licenses are required.

PC Developer licenses cannot be shared, lent, transferred, or given to any other party without the expressed written permission of Newtone Corporation.

Newtone has multiple PC developer license packs available which allow the product to be installed an activated on a specific number of computers. A site PC developer license allows an unlimited number of developers in one physical location to use the product on an unlimited number of computers.

Products that have a PC developer license are: ImageKit.NET3, ImageKit.NET2, ImageKit WPF, ImageKit10 ActiveX, ImageKit9 ActiveX, ImageKit8 ActiveX, ImageKit10 VCL. ImageKit9 VCL, ResizeKit2, ResizeKit2.NET, and ProtectKit3.5.

Subscription for Support Services

Some products include a one-year subscription for support services. The subscription for support services is an annual subscription program. All customers who participate in the subscription program have access to support and all minor and major version updates for that product. Updates for the product include but are not limited to additions of new functionality, improvements in existing functionality, bug fixes, maintenance releases, etc. Holders of a valid subscription are entitled to receive technical support via email for the duration of the subscription period. The subscription term is for one year that starts from the date of purchase. Please take advantage of these support services.

Subscription renewals are entirely optional. If you choose not to renew your subscription, you may still use the product as it is. Your PC developer license and runtime distribution license are perpetual licenses that do not expire. They are unrelated to whether or not you have a valid subscription for support services.

Products that include a one-year subscription are: ImageKit.NET3, ImageKit WPF, ImageKit10 ActiveX, ImageKit10 VCL

Developer License

This license allows a software developer to use a Newtone product to make executable applications. This license is issued to a person. A single developer license allows one developer to use the product to develop executable applications. There is no limit to the number of different applications the license holder can make. Products with a developer license can be installed on multiple machines as long as the license holder is the only person using the product. If more than one person is using the product, each must have a seperate developer license.

Developer licenses cannot be shared, lent, transferred, or given to any other party without the expressed written permission of Newtone Corporation.

Newtone has multiple developer licenses available which allow the product to be used by a specific number of developers. The site developer license allows an unlimited number of people in one physical location to use the product.

Products that have developer licenses are: ImageKit.NET, ImageKit7 ActiveX, ImageKit6, ImageKit6 Lite, all versions of the ResizeKit ver1.5 or older. 

Runtime Distribution License

This license allows executable (runtime) applications built with a Newtone product to be distributed. The runtime distribution license for Newtone's products is included with the PC developer (or developer) license. This means that the registered user of a valid PC Developer license or Developer license can distribute as many executable applications as he or she wishes without restrictions or royalties. Note that for some products, a webserver runtime license is required for applications that exist on a webserver.

Web Server Runtime License

This license allows applications developed with a Newtone product to run on a web server. Products that have Web Server Runtime Licenses are: ImageKit.NET3, ImageKit.NET2, ImageKit.NET, ImageKit WPF, ImageKit10 ActiveX, ImageKit10 VCL, ImageKit9 ActiveX, ImageKit9 VCL, ImageKit8 ActiveX, ImageKit7 ActiveX, ImageKit6, ImageKit6 Lite.

Redistribution License

This is a special license that is required if you distribute a "reusable" component that includes functionality from one of Newtone's products. By "reusable" component, we are referring to a .NET component, an ActiveX component, DLL, VCL component or similar software where the receiver of the software has the ability to use the product's functionality to develop other software. As noted above, a developer license is required to use the product's functionality to develop software. Therefore it would be necessary to include one developer license with this "reusable" component. However, distributing single developer licenses is costly and multiple license packs cannot be separated into single developer licenses. For this reason, we have the redistribution license available. For more information, please contact us at sales@imagekit.com.

Note: The redistribution license is for distribution purposes only, it is not a developer license. The product's help file or other documentation cannot be distributed with the "reusable" software or made public. Newtone Corporation does not provide support for the functionality included in "reusable" software. The set up program of a Newtone product cannot be distributed in any form.

For more information about licensing, please contact us at: sales@imagekit.com