A Support and Maintenance Subscription includes technical support and all software updates (major releases, minor releases, and maintenance updates) for the duration of the subscription period.
Support and maintenance subscriptions are optional: you are not required to purchase or renew a subscription to continue using the software. Your license allows you to continue using the version of the software that you purchased the license for for as long as you wish. A support and maintenance subscription allows you to upgrade to later versions of the software at no additional charge; without a support and maintenance subscription you must purchase an upgrade to use later versions.
The following table describes the benefits of the Support and Maintenance Subscription.
|With Support and Maintenance||Without Support and Maintenance|
|Technical Support||Technical support is available through our Web-based request form for the duration of the subscription term.||
Technical support is available through our Web-based request form for 30 days after your first support request or 30 days after your most recent license purchase, whichever is more recent.
Pay-per-incident support is available for single-incident support.
Self-help is available through the Knowledge Base and the Community Forums, but Arcana Development makes no guarantees that its employees will provide assistance through the forums.
All technical support requests must be initiated through our Web-based request form. A support engineer will respond to your request by e-mail within 8 business hours, and may, at his or her discretion, offer support by telephone or live interactive chat as well.
|Product Updates||You are entitled to all software updates released during the subscription period. This includes major releases, minor releases, and maintenance updates.||Your license is valid only for the version specified at the time of purchase. Maintenance updates may, at the discretion of Arcana Development, be made available to correct software defects.|
|If Arcana Development determines that a defect in the software is materially degrading your use of the software, we will make a reasonable effort to provide a workaround and/or to correct the problem.||Software is provided "as is," and Arcana Development makes no guarantees that any software defects will be corrected.|