ArcadiaCharts Licensing FAQ

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I have a website with multiple sub-domains. Can I still use a single website license or do I require a multiple website license?

What is the difference between the multiple website license and the OEM license?

I currently cannot afford purchasing a license. Is there anyway that I can still use ArcadiaCharts commercially?

When purchased the license do I have access to the unobfuscated source code and can I modify or distribute it?

Why should I purchase the license when ArcadiaCharts can also be used for free?

I have purchased a license for ArcadiaCharts, are free updates available and how do I get them?

Do you offer special conditions or academic license?

Q & A:

I have a website with multiple sub-domains. Can I still use a single website license or do I require a multiple website license?

It depends on if there is any relation with regard to the contents between your subdomains. Single website license is appropriate if the subdomains are related to the same overall topic.

This structure is covered by a single website license:
www.xyz.com
blog.xyz.com
forum.xyz.com
pages.xyz.com

Such a structure however requires a multiple website license:
john-doe.com.vu
4x4magazine.com.vu

This structure requires a multiple website license too:
students.universityofmars.edu/~johndoe/
students.universityofmars.edu/~janeroe/

What is the difference between the multiple website license and the OEM license?

While you can utilize ArcadiaCharts on multiple websites that you own with both licenses, the OEM license additionally enables you to include ArcadiaCharts as parts of software, websites or services that you sell or license to your customers.

I currently cannot afford purchasing a license. Is there anyway that I can still use ArcadiaCharts commercially?

You can use ArcadiaCharts (also commercially) on a “give and take” basis. In return for the free use we ask you for a link back to our website (http://www.arcadiacharts.com) on the page displaying the chart.

A detailed description how to set up a backlink to the ArcadiaCharts page can be found here.

The ArcadiaCharts logo will additionally be displayed at the bottom of the charts.

Is the single website license bound to a certain domain?

No, we wish to make this as easy as possible for you. Thus you can use ArcadiaCharts on any domain of your choice. The only restriction is just 1 domain at a time per single website license.

When purchased the license do I have access to the unobfuscated source code and can I modify or distribute it?

No, our library is copyrighted, so that the following are restricted:

  1. Modify or create derivative works based upon the Charting Library;
  2. Decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer the Charting Library in whole or in part;
  3. Defeat, disable, or circumvent any protection mechanism related to the Charting Library;
  4. Use the Charting Library or any parts of it to develop a product directly competing with the Charting Library.

Please also have a look at our EULA (End-User License Agreement).

Why should I purchase the license when ArcadiaCharts can also be used for free?

By purchasing a license for ArcadiaCharts:

  • You support the further development of ArcadiaCharts
  • You get dedicated technical support
  • No link back to our website is required
  • Charts will display no watermark/logo

I have purchased a license for ArcadiaCharts, are free updates available and how do I get them?

As licensed user of ArcadiaCharts you are eligible to get free updates until the next major release (upgrade). E.g. if you have purchased a license for version 1.0.2, you will get free updates until the release of version 2.0.

We regularly publish updates on the download page of our website. Please check from time to time for news regarding updates there. Alternatively you can also opt-in to receive our newsletter for product news and announcement here.

Do you offer special conditions or academic license?

For an individual solution or academic license please contact us at contact e-mail address

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