BotDetect CAPTCHA Licensing Information

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

Please note that all licenses are subscriptions and are valid only while the subscription is active.

Table of Contents:

BotDetect CAPTCHA Website (Sub-domain) License

Website (Sub-domain) License covers:

  • 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 more than one website (sub-domain) within a single domain name, the Domain License option can result in significant savings.

BotDetect CAPTCHA Domain License

Domain License covers:

  • 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.

    → If you are using more than one domain within your enterprise, the Enterprise License option can result in significant savings.

Domain License does NOT cover:

  • the right to use BotDetect on websites (sub-domains) that are given / sold / rented to third parties, or used by third parties.

    Example 1) Purchasing the Domain 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).

    Example 2) If Zendesk purchase the Enterprise License it will not give Zendesk the right to use it on zendesk.foursquare.com, nor it will allow Zendesk to let Foursquare to use it on zendesk.foursquare.com.

    To cover for such a usage Typepad and Zendesk will need a license that includes the Shared-Hosting License what both the Developer License and the OEM License do -- or Seth Godin will need the Website License to use BotDetect on sethgodin.typepad.com, and Foursquare will need the Website License if they do not use BotDetect somplace else within foursquare.com, or the Domain/Enterprise License if they do use BotDetect someplace else within foursquare.com domain.

BotDetect CAPTCHA Enterprise License

Enterprise License covers:

  • 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.

Enterprise License does NOT cover:

  • the right to use BotDetect on websites (sub-domains) that are given / sold / rented to third parties, or used by third parties.

    Example 1) 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).

    Example 2) If Zendesk purchase the Enterprise License it will not give Zendesk the right to use it on zendesk.foursquare.com, nor it will allow Zendesk to let Foursquare to use it on zendesk.foursquare.com.

    To cover for such a usage Typepad and Zendesk will need a license that includes the Shared-Hosting License what both the Developer License and the OEM License do -- or Seth Godin will need the Website License to use BotDetect on sethgodin.typepad.com, and Foursquare will need the Website License if they do not use BotDetect somplace else within foursquare.com, or the Domain/Enterprise License if they do use BotDetect someplace else within foursquare.com domain.

BotDetect CAPTCHA Blueprint License

Blueprint License covers:

  • Enterprise License

  • Full BotDetect Source Code

    This allows you to be compliant with various internal security policies and/or external security regulations requiring you to have access to the source code of the deployed software.

    It also allows you to make source code modifications necessary to meet your website requirements, and deploy the resulting modified runtime components with your websites.

Please note:

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

BotDetect CAPTCHA Developer License

Developer License includes:

  • Enterprise License

  • Full BotDetect Source Code

    This allows you to be compliant with various internal security policies and/or external security regulations requiring you to have access to the source code of the deployed software.

    It also allows you to make source code modifications necessary to meet your website requirements, and deploy the resulting modified runtime components with your websites.

  • Shared Hosting License (Enterprise Version)

    You do not pay any fees for hosting on your shared-servers your customers' websites containing unmodified Enterprise Version of BotDetect on either your customers' (sub)domains or your customers' subdomains on your own domain

    To put it simply, it allows you to deliver your application containing unmodified Enterprise Version of BotDetect as a service from subdomains of your own domain or your customers's domains, as well as some other things on top of it.

  • Royalty-free distribution within your applications (Enterprise Version)

    You do not pay any fees when distributing an application containing unmodified Enterprise Version of BotDetect 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 a custom license or each of their customers should purchase an adequate license for themselves.

Please note:

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

BotDetect CAPTCHA OEM License

OEM License includes:

  • Enterprise License

  • Full BotDetect Source Code

    This allows you to be compliant with various internal security policies and/or external security regulations requiring you to have access to the source code of the deployed software.

    It also allows you to make source code modifications necessary to meet your website requirements, and deploy the resulting modified runtime components with your websites.

  • Shared Hosting License (Enterprise Version & Derivative Works)

    You do not pay any fees for hosting on your shared-servers your customers' websites containing either unmodified Enterprise Version or modified Derivative work of BotDetect on either your customers' (sub)domains or your customers' subdomains on your own domain.

    To put it simply, it allows you to deliver your application containing either unmodified Enterprise Version or modified Derivative Work of BotDetect as a service from subdomains of your own domain or your customers's domains, as well as some other things on top of it.

  • Royalty-free distribution within your applications (Enterprise Version & Derivative Works)

    You do not pay any fees when distributing an application containing either unmodified Enterprise Version or modified Derivative Work of BotDetect to multiple clients.

  • Relaxed packaging requirements

OEM 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 a custom license or each of their customers should purchase an adequate license for themselves.

Please note:

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

BotDetect CAPTCHA Custom License

For Custom license information, please contact our sales department.

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.

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.

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 by websites of your shared-hosting customers

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

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

Please note:

  • The sale of standalone Shared-Hosting License has been discontinued. The Shared-Hosting License is now a part of Developer and OEM Licenses