Free Software Policy

Freeware Versions Generally

Our Freeware versions are usually developmental versions that have reached the first release stage.  Subject to the licence conditions, they are generally functional but do not usually contain:

  1. User logon and security features.
  2. Report and chart functions.
  3. Multi User functionality.
Our Free Software is subject to the below End User Licence Agreement (EULA).  A copy of this is included in the distribution bundle.  The EULA is in addition to our usual Terms and Conditions.

These specimen programmes can be developed in accordance with your requirements in accordance with our Rapid Application Development Life Cycle.  

End User Licence Agreement

END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR EQUA LPM SOFTWARE (Stand-alone packages)
Note: This End User Licence Agreement (“EULA”) does not apply to SQL based software supplied and installed by Equa LPM on servers provided it by or on the Client’s own servers.
Equa LPM is the trading name of equalpm limited a company registered in England and Wales, registration no: 11574433.
This EULA is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and Equa LPM ("Equa LPM") for the computer software that accompanies this EULA; which includes (but is not limited to) associated media, printed materials, online (i.e., remotely accessed) or electronic documentation and Equa LPM Internet-based services (collectively the "Software Product"). An amendment or addendum to this EULA may accompany the Software Product. YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS EULA (and any amendment and/or addendum) BY INSTALLING, COPYING, OR USING THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT INSTALL, COPY, OR USE THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT. If you are installing the Software Product on a computer that is not owned by you, you are bound to the terms of this EULA both in your individual capacity and as an agent of the owner of the computer, and your actions will bind the owner of the computer. You represent and warrant to Equa LPM that you have the capacity and authority to enter into this Agreement on your own behalf as well as on behalf of the owner of the computer the Software Product is being installed upon. For purposes of this EULA, the "owner" of a computer is the individual or entity that has legal title to the computer or that has the possessory interest in the computer if it is leased or loaned by the actual title owner.
1. COPYRIGHT. Equa LPM reserves all rights not expressly granted to you in this EULA. The Software Product is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. Equa LPM or its suppliers own the title, copyright, and other intellectual property rights in the Software Product (including but not limited to any computer code, images, photographs, animations, video, audio, music, text, shape, clip art, and "applets" incorporated into the Software Product).
2. GRANT OF LICENSE. The Software Product is licensed, not sold. Equa LPM grants you the following rights provided you comply with all terms and conditions of this EULA:
2.1 Installation and use.
- You may install and use one copy of the Software Product, on a single computer for use by a single simultaneous operator.
- You may use the Software Product on a second computer owned by you so long as the primary user of each copy is the same person, and more than one copy is not used simultaneously.
- You may not rent, lease, lend or provide commercial hosting services with the Software Product, nor may you offer use of it to others through a service bureau or application service provider.
If you are installing this copy of the Software Product as an upgrade, update, patch or enhancement of a prior release of the same Software Product which was installed on the same computer, your rights under the prior license agreement for the Software Product are terminated, and all of your use of the Software Product (including its prior versions) are solely under the terms of this license agreement.
2.2 Media Elements. The Software Product may include photographs, clip art, shapes, animations, sounds, texts, music and video clips that are identified in the Software Product for your use (together "Media Elements"). These Media Elements are provided to you that you may reuse for personal communication, but you are not licensed to do any of the following:
-You may not sell, license or distribute copies of the Media Elements by themselves or as part of any collection, product or service if the primary value of the product or service is in the Media Elements.
- You may not grant customers of any of your products or services any rights to license or distribute the Media Elements.
In addition, you must (a) indemnify and defend Equa LPM from and against any claims or lawsuits, including legal fees that arise from or result from the licensing, use or distribution of Media Elements as modified by you, and (b) include a valid copyright notice on your products and services that include the Media Elements.
2.3 Templates. The Software Product may include document templates. You may copy and modify the document templates available as part of the Software Product that accompanies this EULA and distribute such templates along with your modifications for use by other licensees of the Software Product. You also may copy, modify and distribute the templates available through related Internet-based services along with your modifications for use by other licensees of the Software Product, but only for personal or commercial correspondence involving person-to-person communication. You are not licensed to do any of the following:
- You may not sell, resell, license, rent, lease, lend, or otherwise transfer for value, the templates.
- You may not distribute the templates available via Internet-based services as part of any product or service.
- You may not copy or post any templates available through Internet-based services on any network computer or broadcast it in any media.
You must indemnify and defend Equa LPM against any claims or lawsuits, including legal fees that arise from or result from the licensing or distribution of the templates as modified by you.
3. LIMITATIONS. If the Software Product that was distributed to you was labelled as an EVALUATION VERSION or TRY & BUY VERSION (or its functional equivalent) (an "Evaluation Version"), it may include software code intended to disable their functionality after the expiration of the Evaluation Term or software code intended to limit their functionality until you convert your Evaluation Version to a Full-License Version using the conversion mechanism provided with the Software Product. You may take no actions to circumvent the operation of such disabling and limiting code, and you accept all risks that might arise from such disabling and limiting code. Full-License version: You may convert an Evaluation Version installation of the Software Product to a non-Evaluation Version of the Software Product by authorized use of the conversion mechanism provided with the Software Product (in each case either being or resulting in a "Full-License Version"). Using mechanism(s) other than the one provided with the Software Product to convert an Evaluation Version to a Full-License Version is strictly prohibited. The Software Product may contact an Equa LPM web server at any moment to check for updates and verify the validity of your Full-License. Using a fraudulent license may prevent the Software Product to run on your computer and will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law.
4. DOCUMENTATION. Any documentation that accompanies the Software Product is licensed for internal, non-commercial reference purposes only.
5. INTERNET-BASED SERVICE. You may not use any Equa LPM Internet-based services associated with the Software Product in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair such services or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of them. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any service, account, computer systems or networks associated with the Internet-based services. Equa LPM reserves the right to discontinue at any moment Internet-based services provided to you or made available to you by using the Software Product.
6. NO MODIFICATIONS. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Software Product, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation, to achieve interoperability with the Software Product. Where source code is contained in easily readable formats (e.g., such as php files), you may not copy, amend, or distribute that code.
7. THIRD PARTY WORK. Equa LPM is not responsible for the contents of any third-party sites or services, any links contained in third-party sites or services, or any changes or updates to third-party sites or services. Equa LPM is providing these links and access to third-party sites and services to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link or access does not imply an endorsement by Equa LPM of the third-party site or service.
8. UPGRADES. To use Software Product identified as an upgrade, you must first be licensed for the software identified by Equa LPM as eligible for the upgrade. After installing the upgrade, you may no longer use the original software that formed the basis for your upgrade eligibility, except as part of the upgraded software.
9. SEPARATION OF COMPONENTS. The Software Product is licensed as a single product. Its component parts may not be separated for use on more than one device.
10. TRANSFER. You may transfer your copy of the Software Product to a different device. After the transfer, you must completely remove the Software Product from the former device. Transfer to Third Party: If you are the person who initially licensed the Software Product, you may make a one-time permanent transfer of this EULA, Software Product and Certificate of Authenticity (if applicable) to another end user, provided you do not retain any copies of the Software Product. This transfer must include all the Software Product (including all component parts, the media and printed materials, any prior versions, any upgrades, this EULA, and, if applicable, the Certificate of Authenticity). The transfer may not be an indirect transfer, such as a consignment. Prior to the transfer, the end user receiving the Software Product must agree to all the EULA terms. Upon the occurrence of such a transfer, your rights under this EULA terminate immediately.
11. TERMINATION. Upon the expiration of the Evaluation Term (if any), your rights under this EULA terminate automatically without notice from Equa LPM. Without prejudice to any other rights, Equa LPM may terminate this EULA or your rights under this EULA at any time if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this EULA. Upon termination of your rights under this EULA for any reason, or upon termination of the EULA itself, you must destroy all copies of the Software Product and all its component parts in your possession (including all component parts, the media and printed materials, any prior versions, and this EULA). The terms of this paragraph shall survive any termination of this EULA.
12. SITE LICENCES. The owner of the computer that you are installing the Software Product upon may have entered into a broad license agreement with Equa LPM governing the use of certain Equa LPM products including this Software Product. To the extent that the owner of the computer has entered into such an agreement that specifically states that it governs the use of the Software Product on computers owned by the owner, then any conflict between that agreement and this EULA shall be resolved in favour of the terms of that agreement, but otherwise this EULA shall simultaneously govern your license to the Software Product.
13. PRIVACY. When contacting Equa LPM's technical support service through the Software Product itself or from Equa LPM's web site, information about your license, your IP address, or your computer configuration may be sent to Equa LPM. This information is collected to improve the quality of our technical support. EStore: By using Equa LPM’s eStore services, the orders made on your website may transit through a script hosted on a server of Equa LPM to be sent to you. These data are never consulted or stored, they are immediately and automatically sent to the e-mail address configured in the Software Product by a script.
14. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY. The Software Product is provided on an AS IS basis, without warranty of any kind, including without limitation (but not limited to) the warranties of merchantability, of fitness for a particular purpose, of reliability or availability, of accuracy or completeness of responses, of results, of workmanlike effort, of lack of viruses, of lack of negligence. There is no warranty or condition of title, quiet enjoyment, quiet possession, correspondence to description or non-infringement with regard to the Software Product. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the Software Product is borne by you. Should the Software Product prove defective, you and not Equa LPM assume the entire cost of any service and repair.
15. EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL AND CERTAIN OTHER DAMAGES: TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL EQUA LPM , ITS DIRECTORS, ASSOCIATES, EMPLOYEES OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION, FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, FOR PERSONAL INJURY, FOR LOSS OF PRIVACY, FOR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING OF GOOD FAITH OR OF REASONABLE CARE, FOR NEGLIGENCE, AND FOR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY OR OTHER LOSS WHATSOEVER) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT OR OTHER SERVICES, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, AND RELATED CONTENT THROUGH THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT, OR OTHERWISE UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PROVISION OF THIS EULA, EVEN IN THE EVENT OF THE FAULT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), MISREPRESENTATION, STRICT LIABILITY, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF WARRANTY OF EQUA LPM, ITS DIRECTORS, ASSOCIATES, EMPLOYEES OR ANY SUPPLIER, AND EVEN IF EQUA LPM, ITS DIRECTORS, ASSOCIATES, EMPLOYEES OR ANY SUPPLIER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
This EULA applies to updates, supplements, add-on components, or Internet-based services of the Software Product that Equa LPM may provide to you or make available to you after the date you obtain your initial copy of the Software Product, unless they are accompanied by separate terms.
Should you have any questions concerning this EULA, or if you desire to contact Equa LPM for any reason, please visit Equa LPM on the World Wide Web at our Helpdesk.

Lo Code No Code

We develop our programmes in a Rapid Application Generator applying our Rapid Application Development Life Cycle.

Ordinarily we develop in MySQL/Maria and PHP.  Our software is multi user and requires to be housed on a server.  We can supply hardware packages that support our software for around £350 - £600+.  Where we provide a server for your use, we also maintain the software and provide upgrades for free.

Our applications are developed using Lo Code No Code principles.  This means that we endeavour not to include long, complex coding in our scripts.  Rather we use functional and modular building blocks to generate applications that undertake straightforward tasks.  Our emphasis is on producing software that works rather something that is technically brilliant.

Our Freeware versions are usually released as single user packages employing an SQLite database.  As described above, they are functional but usually limited in nature as some features, such as reports, are excluded.