The license grant is defined in the End-User Licence Agreement (“EULA”) for each product. This page is less legalese than the EULA, communicates our licensing philosophy more comprehensibly, and has FAQ at the bottom of the page.
How we license the Use of our products
We license our products for these Uses:
- Commercial use: Income-generating use of any kind, whether direct or indirect.
- Academic use: Teaching in class, or participating in the Process Simulation Cup (PSC), or working on a Bachelor or Master thesis, but not Commercial use.
- Trial use: Evaluation use, but not Commercial use and not Academic use.
See the FAQ below for interpretations and examples.
Which Users we license our products to
We license our products to these Users:
- Industry users: A process engineer working for an Owner-Operator, an Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) company, an Equipment Manufacturer, a Consulting company, or a Research Institute.
- Academic users: A professor or a PhD student currently employed, or a Bachelor or Master student currently enrolled, at an accredited university.
Industry users and Academic users are disjunct. See the FAQ below for interpretations and examples.
For which Usage we license our products
We license our products for these Usages:
- Named user access: Personal, non-transferable, non-sublicensable set of login credentials (username and password) to access our products.
- Computing transactions (RUN commands): Number of executions of the CHEMCAD “Run”, “Run Selected UnitOp”, “Run Selected Recycles”, or “Run Dynamics” commands.
- Computing time (hours): Number of hours that CHEMCAD is running, by started minutes.
All products are licensed on the Named user access basis. In addition, some products contain Computing transactions and/or Computing time. See the FAQ below for interpretations and examples.
licensing policy faq
- Can I renew my license?
- I still don’t get it. What is Commercial use?
- I am working for a non-profit organisation. Is this considered Commercial use?
- I am working for a non-governmental organisation (NGO). Is this considered Commercial use?
- I am working for a state-funded organisation. Is this considered Commercial use?
- I am working for pro-bono project. Is this considered Commercial use?
- I am doing general research. Is this considered Commercial use?
- What happens if I use your products commercially, but without a Commercial license?
- How does CC-API handle Updates?
- How does CC-API handle Support?
- Do you offer your products for private use?
- I am preparing an offer to my client. Can I use a trial license for this?
- What’s the difference between a Commercial license and a Trial license?
- How do you distinguish between Commercial use and Academic use?
- What do you mean by “Industry users and Academic users are disjunct”?
- Can I use Academic licenses for MOOCs or e-learning or distance education?
- As a PhD student, can I get an Academic use license for my PhD project?
- How can I use an Academic license for my Bachelor or Master thesis?
- As student, why do I have to register through Process Simulation Cup (PSC) first?
- Can I share my access credentials?
- When do I license Computing transactions and/or Computing time?
- Do you offer concurrent user (=seat) licenses?
- Can a Named User license be permanently transferred to another end-user?
- What does “Free Trial can only be used once per named user” mean?