Purchase Policies and FAQ

 

On this page you will find links to a number of our general policies and practices that answer your questions about how to evaluate, correctly license and purchase our products.

csPorter is different from most companies when it comes to how we sell software. We build incredible software that developers can try before buying. To do this, we rely on a slightly different sales model. Here's what makes it different:

  • No pushy sales team.
  • Free 30-day fully functional evaluation install that include free sales and technical support.
  • Our vast documentation, examples hosted on Github and technical forums filled with thousands of questions and solutions.
  • One common End User License Agreement that covers all our download products, including those from our other ventures with product downloads.
  • Easy online quote and purchasing. Place an order and pay by credit card to recieve your license file within minutes.
 
 
 
 
Licensing
 
  • License types - important information about our licenses and which one is right for you.
  • Requesting a free evaluation license - information about how to get a risk free 30 day temporary license for evaluation purposes. We strongly encourage developers to download and try our products prior to purchasing
  • Purchasing a production license - the steps to take to purchase a production license
  • EULA - view the end user license agreement for our products
  • Software escrow - protect your investment by placing the source code for the products you have bought in escrow.
  • Transfer license ownership - request to transfer the ownership of a purchased license within a company or to a different company
  • Product Migration - what happens to your license if a feature of a product you own is moved to a different product.
Licensing FAQ
 
  1. Are csPorter licenses per user, or per named user?
  2. Do we need licensing for only active developers? For example, we have a team of two developers working on shift A and a second team of two developers working on shift B … in this situation do we need two or four licenses?
  3. Do we need a separate license for our Build / CI (Continuous Integration) Servers?
  4. I'm a contractor who works with different companies on a project basis. I was licensed for an csPorter product on my last job. Does that mean that I can use it in my next job?
  5. What's the difference between a license and a subscription?
  6. Where can I find pricing information?
  7. Can two companies temporarily share a license for a period of time?
  8. What does the term "physical site" or "physical location" refer to, with regards to licensing?
  9. We have a sizeable development team, but only one person using csPorter APIs. Do all developers need to be licensed or only the one working directly with the csPorter products?
  10. We have several developers working on a single project, but they are working in a distributed model. Can we still use a site license to properly license our team?
  11. Do you support all the features of a particular language?
  12. There are five of us in the team, but we all work in different offices. What kind of license do we need?
  13. I work in our London offices but the solutions I create for my company are used in our New York and Paris offices. What license do I need?
  14. Can a developer's license be reused if that developer leaves the company or is permanently reassigned to a different project?
  15. A new developer has joined the team, what steps must be taken to transfer the license to the developer's new machine?
 
 
Subscriptions
 
 
 
Purchase
 
 
 
 
Upgrade, Discounts and Returns
 
  • Upgrades explained - explanation of what csPorter considers an upgrade and how to order one to receive a discount.
  • Competitive upgrade - how to upgrade from a competitor's product to an csPorter product.
  • Discounts - describes how we apply discounts and how you can request one.
  • Refunds - we do everything we can to help you make the right decision before you buy to avoid refund requests.
 
 
 
Compliance
 
  • Anti fraud measures - we protect ourselves from fraud by contacting the purchaser before releasing a licence if the transaction appears suspcious.
  • About tax - explains issues related to tax such as W-9 form, VAT, GST, etc.
  • Australian customers - payment instructions specific for Australian customers including our ABN.
  • Paperless policy - csPorter acts responsibly where possible to avoid any negative environmental impact.
  • IBAN number - a description of IBAN, why csPorter does not have one and how to send payment via wire.
  • Export Regulations - Information about the self classification for EAR (Export Administration Regulation) and Australian Export Controls of csPorter products.
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