Terms and Conditions
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS, repeat ALWAYS complete at least one dry run (a 'dry tech') of the entire show at least a week before the first performance or first dress rehearsal of any show. This is to give you the opportunity to identify and fix any issues ahead of time.
Single User Licenses
The 'single-user' license allows for the use of SCS by one person or position, not necessarily on a single PC. It is understood that many SCS users will set up cues on their PC at home and then transfer the files to a separate PC at the theatre. That is an acceptable interpretation of the 'single-user' condition. It is also acceptable under the 'single-user' license to run SCS on one back-up PC as well as on the production PC.
Loading SCS on to computers not owned by you
If you are using a computer not owned by you to to run SCS and are loading a copy of SCS owned by you to run a show for another group, you must uninstall the program after use. If it is left on their computer others in that organization may assume it is theirs, continue to use it and attempt to change the details of the owner to their own.
The following multi-user licenses are available: 2-user, 3-user, 4-user and corporate. A multi-user license is required if you are running more than one production concurrently, or if you have an educational or training environment where students or trainees may be running SCS simultaneously on different computers. For example, if you have SCS installed on 4 computers for training purposes then you will need at least a 4-user license. A corporate license supports the installation of SCS on any number computers owned or leased by the registered user (which may be a corporation).
For educational institutions that have purchased an SCS license, student licenses are available at no additional cost. Student licenses are time-limited (normally to the end of the academic year) and are intended to be free for students to install on their own computers, provided they are bona fide students of courses that teach SCS. A student license may not be used for a computer owned or leased by the educational institution - an appropriate multi-user license must be purchased to cover such computers.
The license fee entitles you to free updates for 12 months from the date of purchase. After 12 months you may purchase an Update Plan which will entitle you to download updates for another 12 months. A 12-month update plan costs 20% of the current cost of the license you have (eg if you have a single-user SCS Professional license then the cost of a 12-month update plan will be 20% of the cost of an single-user SCS Professional license at the time you purchase the update plan). There is no obligation to purchase an update plan - you may continue using the version of SCS you have for as long as you like.
The following license levels are available: Lite, Standard, Professional, Professional Plus and Platinum. See Feature Comparison for a comparison of the functionality available with these levels, as well as the functionality of the Demo.
The Show Cue System (SCS) has been used successfully in many productions, but the system is supplied 'as is' with no guarantee that it meets your needs. The author takes no responsibility for the consequences, financial or otherwise, should the software fail to perform or fail to perform satisfactorily.
No warranty. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the author disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with regard to the software product, and any accompanying hardware.
No liability for consequential damages. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall the author be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use the software product, even if the author has been advised of the possibility of such damages.