WinZip® Copyright © 1991-2000 by WinZip Computing, Inc.

All rights reserved.


This license applies to the evaluation version of WinZip.  If you do not have an evaluation version of WinZip, see the section titled WinZip Standard License.


WinZip License

Evaluation Version

WinZip Computing, Inc.


By using, copying, transmitting, distributing or installing WinZip, you agree to all of the terms of this License.  If you do not agree to any of the terms of this License, then do not use, copy, transmit, distribute, or install WinZip.


This is not free software.  Subject to the terms below, you are hereby licensed by WinZip Computing, Inc. ("WCI") to use this software for evaluation purposes without charge for a period of 21 days.  If you use this software after the 21 day evaluation period a registration fee of $29 is required.  Payments must be in US dollars drawn on a US bank, and should be sent to WinZip Computing, Inc., P.O. Box 540, Mansfield, CT 06268, USA.  See the WinZip web site at for information about online ordering and quantity discounts.


Unregistered use of WinZip or WinZip Self-Extractor Personal Edition after the 21-day evaluation period is in violation of U.S. and international copyright laws.


You may, without making any payment to WCI:


a)         give exact copies of this evaluation version of WinZip personally to anyone, except for the purpose of extending their 21 day evaluation period;

b)            distribute exact copies of this evaluation version of WinZip, if done exclusively through electronic channels; and

c)         make as many exact copies of this evaluation version of WinZip as you wish, for purposes of distribution as described in (a) and (b) above.


You are specifically prohibited from charging, or requesting donations, for any copies, however made, and from distributing such copies with other products of any kind, commercial or otherwise, without prior written permission from WCI. WCI reserves the right to revoke the above distribution rights at any time, for any or no reason.


Self-extracting Zip files created by WinZip Self-Extractor Personal Edition (distributed as part of the WinZip evaluation package) contain, among other things, a portion of WinZip Self-Extractor, including copyrighted software, proprietary notices, and identifying information (the "Extraction Software").  You may not alter or modify the Extraction Software, nor give anyone permission to do so. Under no circumstances are you licensed to distribute self-extracting Zip files created by the evaluation version of WinZip Self-Extractor Personal Edition.


This software, and all accompanying files, data and materials, are distributed "AS IS" and with no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied.  In particular, there is no warranty for the optional virus scanning feature. (WinZip does not scan for viruses, it simply runs external programs that claim to perform this function.)   Good data processing procedure dictates that any program be thoroughly tested with non-critical data before relying on it.  The user must assume the entire risk of using the program.  This disclaimer of warranty constitutes an essential part of the agreement.  In no event shall WCI, or its principals, shareholders, officers, employees, affiliates, contractors, subsidiaries, or parent organizations, be liable for any incidental, consequential, or punitive damages whatsoever relating to the use of WinZip, or your relationship with WCI.


In addition, in no event does WCI authorize you to use WinZip in applications or systems where WinZip's failure to perform can reasonably be expected to result in a significant physical injury, or in loss of life.  Any such use by you is entirely at your own risk, and you agree to hold WCI harmless from any claims or losses relating to such unauthorized use.


This Agreement is the complete statement of the Agreement between the parties on the subject matter, and merges and supersedes all other or prior understandings, purchase orders, agreements and arrangements. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of  Connecticut.  Exclusive jurisdiction and venue for all matters relating to this Agreement shall be in courts and fora located in the State of Connecticut, and you consent to such jurisdiction and venue.


All rights of any kind in WinZip which are not expressly granted in this License are entirely and exclusively reserved to and by WCI.  You may not rent, lease, modify, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or create derivative works based on WinZip. You may not make access to WinZip available to others in connection with a service bureau, application service provider, or similar business, or use WinZip in a business to provide file compression, decompression, or conversion services to others. There are no third party beneficiaries of any promises, obligations or representations made by WCI herein.


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