BotDetect CAPTCHA Licensing Information

Please read the following section carefully, and decide which of the options best fits your intended use of our product.

Table of Contents:

BotDetect CAPTCHA Website (Sub-domain) License

Website (Sub-domain) License stands for:

  • using BotDetect Captcha protection on forms within a single website (sub-domain)

For example, using BotDetect on forms belonging to: www.yourdomain.com, es.yourdomain.com, fr.yourdomain.com, investors.yourdomain.com, support.yourdomain.com, blogs.yourdomain.com, and etc.yourdomain.com requires seven Website (Sub-domain) Licenses.

→ If you are using a lot of websites (sub-domains) within a single domain name, the Domain License option can result in significant savings.

BotDetect CAPTCHA Domain License

Domain License stands for:

  • using BotDetect Captcha protection on an unlimited number of websites (sub-domains) on a single domain assuming that you own both the domain and all of the websites (sub-domains) on which BotDetect is being used

For example, using BotDetect on forms belonging to: www.yourdomain.com, es.yourdomain.com, fr.yourdomain.com, investors.yourdomain.com, support.yourdomain.com, blogs.yourdomain.com, and etc.yourdomain.com requires a single Domain License.

  • The Domain License does NOT include the right to use BotDetect on websites (sub-domains) that are given / sold / rented or used by third parties.

For example, purchasing the Domain License for the typepad.com domain doesn't give third parties the right to use BotDetect on their individual blogs (such as sethgodin.typepad.com).

→ If you are using a lot of brand name domains within your enterprise, the Enterprise License option can result in significant savings.

BotDetect CAPTCHA Enterprise License

Enterprise License stands for:

  • using BotDetect Captcha protection on an unlimited number of websites (sub-domains) on a unlimited number of domains assuming that you own both all the domains and all of the websites (sub-domains) on which BotDetect is being used

For example, using BotDetect on forms belonging to: www.yourdomain.com, yourdomain.com, fr.yourdomain.com, www.yourbrand1.com, support.yourbrand2.com, blogs.yourbrand3.com, and etc.yourbrand4.com requires a single Enterprise License.

  • The Enterprise License does NOT include the right to use BotDetect on domains or websites (sub-domains) that are given / sold / rented or used by third parties.

For example, purchasing the Enterprise License and owning the typepad.com domain doesn't give third parties the right to use BotDetect on their individual blogs (such as sethgodin.typepad.com).

BotDetect CAPTCHA Developer License

Developer License includes:

  • BotDetect CAPTCHA Enterprise License

  • Full BotDetect source code

    This allows you to make component modifications necessary to meet your website requirements, and deploy the resulting modified runtime components with your website.

  • Royalty-free distribution rights (within your application)

    You do not pay any fees when selling an application using our library / component / control to multiple clients.

Developer License does NOT include:

  • The right to redistribute or share BotDetect source code (unmodified or customized by you).

  • The right to include BotDetect into website / form building tools, web application firewalls, and other products and services that directly or indirectly compete with the BotDetect.

    For example, Automattic couldn't use a Developer License to add BotDetect Captcha into WordPress Login, Register or Comment forms, and put it for download on WordPress.org

    Equally, Microsoft couldn't use a Developer License to make SharePoint Login, or to develop a Login SharePoint Feature / WebPart including BotDetect Captcha protection and redistribute it to their customers, which will then deploy freely the paid version of the BotDetect as a part of their SharePoint projects.

    To make this use case possible, both Microsoft and Automattic can either buy an OEM license or each of their customers should purchase an adequate license for themselves and / or for their end-customers.

Please note:

  • All sales of Developer License (which includes the source code) are final –- NO refund will be available

BotDetect CAPTCHA Shared-Hosting License

Shared-Hosting License is meant for shared-hosting companies which host third-party websites on their shared-hosting servers and want to make BotDetect Captcha protection available to all of their shared-hosting customers' websites.

Shared-Hosting License includes:

  • BotDetect use on a licensed number of physical servers by websites of your shared-hosting customers only

  • Exposing BotDetect API to your shared-hosting customers' applications

  • Free major & minor upgrades

  • Premium Support plan (for the shared-hosting company employees only)

Shared-Hosting License does NOT include:

  • BotDetect use by your (virtual or physical) dedicated-server customers

  • The right to redistribute BotDetect files (runtime or source) to your customers.

    You can instruct them to download the Free version of BotDetect for development purposes instead – they can use the Free version on their development machines to integrate BotDetect in their website source, and get the full BotDetect Captcha functionality when they deploy the application to your shared-server.

  • Providing your shared-hosting users read permissions to BotDetect library files

  • Premium Support plan (for the shared-hosting company employees / contractors only)

Please note:

  • If your shared-hosting business partially or entirely runs on virtual servers owned by third parties your usage scenario is covered with the "Unlimited Servers" option of the Shared-Hosting License

BotDetect CAPTCHA Free License

Deployment of the Free BotDetect Captcha version is limited to no more than 1000 Urls per domain. The number of different websites and domains on which the free version can be used is not limited, as long as the 1000 Urls per domain limit is respected.

You must also respect the free version limitations, and must not try to disable, reverse-engineer, bypass or work around them in any way.

BotDetect CAPTCHA OEM License

For OEM license information, please contact our sales department.

Questions?

Still not sure what licensing option would be the most appropriate for your usage scenario? Ask a sales representative (please describe your usage scenario) or go back to the BotDetect online store.