ToS seems rather draconian for a free product

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ToS seems rather draconian for a free product

Veeam Logoby quotidian » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:50 am 2 people like this post

To download Veeam Endpoint Backup Free, one must agree to the following:

9.0 Audit
During the term of this Agreement and for a period of one year thereafter, Veeam may, during normal business hours and upon reasonable prior notice to End User, inspect the files, computer processors, equipment and facilities of End User to verify End User's compliance with this EULA.


For a free product, this seems rather draconian. I'm supposed to stay home from work to let you into my house where you'll have free reign to inspect my family's personal data? Needless to say, I don't accept this agreement.

I presume you have this clause to inspect large commercial deployments of your software. Would you consider revising your ToS on the free product to be something a bit more friendly to home use?

Thanks!
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Re: ToS seems rather draconian for a free product

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:28 am

Thanks Rich for your feedback, I will pass this information to the corresponding team.
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Re: ToS seems rather draconian for a free product

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:42 pm

Vitaly, please suggest that they simply add "except for the free software" somewhere in this line. Or add elsewhere in EULA that "9.0 Audit does not apply to the free software". That should do it. Thanks!
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Re: ToS seems rather draconian for a free product

Veeam Logoby quotidian » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:22 pm

Thanks! I realize that you likely had no intention of ever actually doing this, but it will be nice to have it in writing :)
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