End-User License Agreement (EULA)

Important! Read the following terms carefully before installing, copying and/or using the product. Installing, copying or using the product indicates your acceptance of these terms.

This ABBYY End-User License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal agreement between the end user of the license rights granted herein (YOU) and ABBYY Software House (ABBYY), governing the rights to use the software (SOFTWARE) accompanying this agreement, including any and all associated media, printed materials, and "online" or electronic documentation protected by copyright laws. By installing, copying, or otherwise using the SOFTWARE, YOU agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. If YOU do not agree with the terms of this EULA, do not use the SOFTWARE. YOU may obtain a refund of the amount YOU originally paid if YOU:

(i) Do not wish to use the SOFTWARE, and

(ii)  Return the SOFTWARE, including all of the above-mentioned documentation, media and packaging, with the proof of payment, to the place where YOU bought the SOFTWARE, within the term provided by the Law of the country and the return policy of the location in which YOU purchased the SOFTWARE.

1. Grant of License

1.1 ABBYY grants YOU, the END USER, a non-exclusive license enabling YOU to use the SOFTWARE

1.2 All conditions stated below apply both to the SOFTWARE as a whole and to all of its separate components.

2. License

2.1 ABBYY Software House represents, warrants and guarantees that it has the full right, power, legal capacity, ability and authority to license and distribute the SOFTWARE, including all the images, photos, animations, audio-video components, music, text and "applets" incorporated into the SOFTWARE, as well as the accompanying printed materials and all of the SOFTWARE copies.

2.2 The SOFTWARE contains valuable trade secrets and confidential information belonging to ABBYY and is protected by copyright, including, without limitation, by United States Copyright Law, international treaty provisions, and the applicable laws of the country in which it is being used. Any use of the SOFTWARE outside of or in contravention of the terms and conditions of this EULA shall constitute a breach of the Company’s intellectual property rights and shall give cause for the revocation of all rights to use the SOFTWARE granted to YOU under this EULA.

2.3 YOU may make a one-time permanent transfer of this EULA and SOFTWARE PRODUCT only directly to an end user. This transfer must include all of the SOFTWARE (including all component parts, the media and printed materials, and any upgrades). Such transfer may not be by way of consignment or any other indirect transfer. The transferee of such one-time transfer must agree to comply with the terms of this EULA, including the obligation not to further transfer this EULA and SOFTWARE. YOU must uninstall the SOFTWARE from your computer or from your Local Area Network in the case of such SOFTWARE transfer.

3. Using the SOFTWARE

3.1 If your copy of the SOFTWARE is labeled "ABBYY FineReader 7.0 Professional", YOU may use one copy of the SOFTWARE only on one computer at a time. YOU may not use one copy of the SOFTWARE on more than one computer simultaneously.

3.2 If your copy of the SOFTWARE is labeled "ABBYY FineReader 7.0 Corporate Edition", YOU may use it within your Local Area Network. YOU may install the SOFTWARE on your network server and use one copy of the SOFTWARE only on one computer at a time. If YOU wish to use your copy of the SOFTWARE simultaneously on more than one computer, YOU must obtain concurrent use permits from ABBYY. YOU may also use the SOFTWARE as described in Section 3.1 of this EULA.

4. Portable Computer

4.1 In addition to your desktop computer YOU may copy and install this SOFTWARE onto YOUR portable computer, providing the license is not shared or used concurrently on YOUR desktop computer.

5. Dual-Media SOFTWARE

5.1 YOU may receive the SOFTWARE on more than one medium, including downloads over the Internet. Regardless of the number of media YOU receive, YOU are only licensed to use one copy of the SOFTWARE in accordance with Section 3 of this EULA.

6. END-USER Databases

6.1 YOU may create your own databases for the programs included in the SOFTWARE if such a feature is provided by this SOFTWARE.

7. Re-distribution of the SOFTWARE

7.1 Any re-distribution of the SOFTWARE is strictly prohibited. Re-distribution includes, but is not limited to: granting access to third parties, selling (except as described in Section 2.3.), renting, leasing, or lending the SOFTWARE.

8. Limitations

YOU may not perform or make it possible for other persons to perform any activities included in the list below:

8.1 Disassemble or decompile (i.e. extract the source code from the object code) the SOFTWARE (applications, databases, and other SOFTWARE components), except, and only to the extent, that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.

8.2 Modify the SOFTWARE, including making changes to the object code of applications and databases of the SOFTWARE other than those provided for by the SOFTWARE and described in the documentation.

8.3 Transfer any rights granted to YOU hereby and other rights related to the SOFTWARE to any other person.

8.4 Make it possible for any person not entitled to use the SOFTWARE and working in the same multi-user system as YOU to use the SOFTWARE.

9. Support Services

9.1 ABBYY may provide YOU with the support services related to the SOFTWARE ("Support Services"). All licensed users of the current and previous versions of the application are entitled to free technical support.

9.2 Support Services are performed in accordance with the terms of the User’s Manual, "online" documentation, and other materials provided by ABBYY. Any supplementary software code provided to YOU as part of Support Services is to be considered as part of the SOFTWARE and subject to the terms and conditions of this EULA.

9.3 To be eligible for Support Services, YOU are required to provide ABBYY with information about your computer’s characteristics as well as standard personal details.

9.4 ABBYY may use the above-mentioned information for its business purposes, including product support and development, provided that ABBYY does not utilize such information in any form that personally identifies YOU.

10. Not for Resale Software

10.1 If the SOFTWARE is labeled "Not for Resale" or "NFR", then, notwithstanding other sections of this EULA, YOU may only use such SOFTWARE for demonstration, verification or testing purposes.

11. Upgrades

11.1 If the SOFTWARE is labeled as an upgrade, YOU must be properly licensed to use a product identified by ABBYY as being eligible for the upgrade in order to use the SOFTWARE.

11.2 The SOFTWARE labeled as an upgrade replaces and/or supplements the product that formed the basis for your eligibility for the upgrade.

11.3 Once YOU have installed the upgraded product, your previous EULA is considered null and void.

11.4 YOU may only use the resulting upgraded product in accordance with the terms of the EULA with which the product is supplied.

11.5 YOU acknowledge that any obligation ABBYY may have to support the version of the SOFTWARE being upgraded shall end upon the availability of the Upgrade.

12. Termination

12.1 Without prejudice to any other rights, ABBYY may terminate this EULA if YOU fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this EULA.

12.2 In such an event, YOU must destroy all copies of the SOFTWARE, all of its component parts and uninstall the SOFTWARE.

13. Warranties and Indemnifications

13.1 ABBYY warrants that the media on which the SOFTWARE is furnished will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for a period set by the legislation of the country in which you have purchased the SOFTWARE starting from the date of purchase or distribution. If the SOFTWARE was purchased in the Russian Federation, this period will constitute 60 days starting from the date of purchase or distribution.

13.2 In all other respects, the SOFTWARE is supplied "as is". ABBYY does not guarantee that the SOFTWARE will carry no errors, nor will it take on any liability for damages, either direct or indirect, including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss resulting from the use of the software, and damages caused by the possible errors or misprints in the SOFTWARE.

13.3 ABBYY does not warrant that the SOFTWARE will meet your requirements or that the SOFTWARE will work properly when used concurrently with any other software or hardware.

13.4 Except as expressly provided herein, ABBYY makes no other warranties, either expressed or implied, regarding the SOFTWARE, its merchantability, or its fitness for any particular purpose, and the entire risk as to the quality and performance of the SOFTWARE lies with YOU.

13.5 In any event, ABBYY’s sole obligation or liability under this EULA, regardless of the nature of the events that resulted in such an obligation or liability, shall not exceed the purchase price originally paid for the SOFTWARE.

14. Export Rules

14.1 If purchased in the United States, the SOFTWARE shall not be exported or re-exported in violation of any export provisions of the United States or any other applicable legislation.

15. Governing Law

15.1 If the SOFTWARE was purchased in any country except the United States, this EULA is subject to the law of the country in which YOU purchased the SOFTWARE.

15.2 If the SOFTWARE was purchased in the United States, this EULA will be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantial laws in force in the courts of Santa Clara County, State of California, United States of America. This EULA will not be governed by the conflict of law rules of any jurisdiction or the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded.

16. Miscellaneous

16.1 If YOU acquired the SOFTWARE via the Internet (including "Not for Resale" and/or "Upgrade" versions), ABBYY:

16.1.1 Expressly disclaims any warranty or liability obligations to YOU of any kind, and the SOFTWARE, including any related documentation, is provided "as is" without warranty or condition of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, or non-infringement;

16.1.2 Shall not provide YOU with any printed materials, including the User’s Manual;

16.1.3 YOU agree that YOU may not and certify that YOU will not sublicense, lease, loan, rent, or transfer the SOFTWARE.

16.2 Remuneration, according to this EULA, is defined as the purchase price of the SOFTWARE required by ABBYY or its distributors and must be paid according to the conditions established by them.

16.3 This EULA comes into force when YOU accept all the conditions stated herein by choosing the ”I accept the terms of the license agreement” declaration followed by the "Next" command on the monitor of your computer, and is binding for the entire period of the SOFTWARE copyright’s existence.

16.4 If YOU do not agree with the terms and conditions of the present license agreement, choose the "I do not accept the terms of the license agreement" declaration and proceed by selecting the "Cancel" command.

16.5 This Clause of the EULA is applicable only to the SOFTWARE the installation package of which includes a 3.5" floppy disk. If the medium is corrupted or there is no 3.5" floppy drive on your computer, the installation will be interrupted. To continue with the installation, you have to fill out a registration form and obtain an Installation Code. Depending on the type of registration you choose, the Installation Code will be

- sent to you by e-mail;

- provided to you on the registration web page;

- read to you over the telephone.

16.6 ABBYY Software House guarantees that all the personal information you provide when installing and registering the SOFTWARE will be stored and used strictly within the ABBYY Group.

17. Government Use

17.1 If use is made of the SOFTWARE by the United States Government or any US Government agency, the following additional terms shall apply: (1) Restricted Computer Software, as defined in the Rights in Data-General clause at Federal Acquisition Regulations 52.227-14; and (2) any use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph ©(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013.


18.1. ABBYY FineReader 7.0 uses the PDF2BMP program for converting PDF format files into BMP format files. ABBYY Software House has no rights to the PDF2BMP program, which is an independent program, located in a separate folder, and distributed under the terms of GNU General Public License. The GNU GPL text is contained in the file named "COPYING" located in the PDF2BMP folder.

ABBYY Software House