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ExpressionEngine

2.9.0 User Guide

ExpressionEngine License Agreement

This license is a legal agreement between you and EllisLab, Inc. for the use of ExpressionEngine (*all versions*) Software (the “Software”). By downloading any version of ExpressionEngine or any ExpressionEngine Add-ons you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this license. EllisLab, Inc. reserves the right to alter this agreement at any time, for any reason, without notice.

Revised on: 11 April, 2014

ExpressionEngine Installations

An ExpressionEngine license purchase allows a single “live” installation in a production environment and ancillary “development use only” installations as needed to support the live installation (such as development and a staging servers). Additional installations require additional license purchases. If you have specific installation needs not covered by this license, please Contact Us.

Permitted Use

  • ExpressionEngine 2.x Licenses:
    • Core License: Users of the Core License may use the Software only on a website engaging in personal, non-commercial, or non-profit activities.
    • Standard License: Users of the Standard purchased ExpressionEngine 2.x License may use the Software on a website engaging in commercial, personal, non-commercial, or non-profit activities. Websites engaging in direct or indirect commercial activities must purchase a Standard License.
  • ExpressionEngine 1.x Licenses:
    • Core License: Users of the Core License may use the Software only on a website engaging in personal, non-commercial, or non-profit activities.
    • Personal License: Users of the Personal License may use the Software only on a website engaging in personal, non-commercial, or non-profit activities.
    • Commercial License: Users of the Commercial License may use the Software on a website engaging a commercial, or for-profit activities. Websites engaging in direct, or indirect commercial activities must purchase a Commercial License.

EllisLab, Inc. will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes commercial activities.

Restrictions

Unless you have been granted prior, written consent from EllisLab, Inc., you may not:

  • Use the Software as the basis of a hosted blogging service, or to provide hosting services to others.
  • Reproduce, distribute, or transfer the Software, or portions thereof, to any third party.
  • Modify, tamper with, bypass, or in any way impede license registration routines in the Software.
  • Sell, rent, lease, assign, or sublet the Software or portions thereof.
  • Grant rights to any other person.
  • Use the Software in violation of any U.S. or international law or regulation.

Giving Credit

Core License Users are required to display a “powered by ExpressionEngine” link or graphic on their publicly accessible site, pointing to http://ellislab.com/expressionengine. Users of a purchased Standard license are exempt from this requirement.

Making Copies

You may make copies of the Software for back-up purposes, provided that you reproduce the Software in its original form and with all proprietary notices on the back-up copy.

Software Modification

You may alter, modify, or extend the Software for your own use, or commission a third-party to perform modifications for you, but you may not resell, redistribute or transfer the modified or derivative version without prior written consent from EllisLab, Inc. Components from the Software may not be extracted and used in other programs without prior written consent from EllisLab, Inc.

Technical Support

Technical support is provided as described in the Support Policy.

Refund Policy

Due to the non-returnable nature of downloadable software, EllisLab, Inc. does not issue refunds once a transaction has been completed. If you have questions about whether or not ExpressionEngine will work for you, please try the Core edition or contact us with any questions. We encourage you to thoroughly test the system you are interested in before purchasing to determine its suitability for your purposes and compatibility with your hosting account.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless EllisLab, Inc. for any third-party claims, actions or suits, as well as any related expenses, liabilities, damages, settlements or fees arising from your use or misuse of the Software, or a violation of any terms of this license.

Disclaimer Of Warranty

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. FURTHER, ELLISLAB INC. DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SOFTWARE OR ANY RELATED SERVICE WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE.

Limitations Of Liability

YOU ASSUME ALL RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTALLATION AND USE OF THE SOFTWARE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS OF THE SOFTWARE BE LIABLE FOR CLAIMS, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY ARISING FROM, OUT OF, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE. LICENSE HOLDERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATENESS OF USE AND ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH ITS USE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE RISKS OF PROGRAM ERRORS, DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT, LOSS OF DATA OR SOFTWARE PROGRAMS, OR UNAVAILABILITY OR INTERRUPTION OF OPERATIONS.

User Contributed Notes

You must have an EllisLab product license and have at least 50 posts to the community forums to contribute notes to the User Guide