FTP directory for Safes can now be selected. And my apologies to the Fritzbox.

Up to now SharedSafe has created Safes on FTP servers by default in the user’s login home directory. Looking back, this was a bit careless because several users have pointed out – thanks again – that there are logins which are given write access only in their specific home directory (for example: /Users/JohnDoe). With the latest release of SharedSafe it is now possible to specify the directory in which the Safe is created.

In a recent blog post I complained – somewhat bitterly – about a bug in the Fritzbox related to partial file download. This time I have to admit there were two bugs in SharedSafe which showed up with certain versions of the Fritzbox: FTPS connections would fail and data could not be uploaded successfully. Well, nobody is perfect and the next time I find a bug in the Fritzbox, I will complain more diffidently…

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1. Subject matter of the licence agreement

The rootloft GmbH (LLC) (subsequently: rootloft) possesses the exclusive sales rights to the software „SharedSafe“. The program is offered exclusively in the way of the online-download. There is no claim for the delivery of a data carrier.

The user who acquires the software by online-download is granted the rights of use that are specified in numeral 2.

The declarations on the website of SharedSafe are conclusively decisive for the nature of the software, as well as the declarations there concerning the system requirements. rootloft does not owe a nature of the software that exceeds that.

rootloft expressly indicates that the user of the software has to use an IMAP-mail-server that complies with the requirements of RFC 3501. rootloft also indicates that virus scanners and desktop-firewall-programs may disturb or impair the functionality of the software.

2. Rights of use

First, the user downloads a trial-version of the computer program „SharedSafe“ via the website whose usage is limited to 30 days.

For an unlimited and permanent use of the program, the user has to acquire an unlock code at his expense subsequently.

Upon payment of the unlock code at his expense and the corresponding entry of the code, the user acquires a simple, non-exclusive, not transferrable and temporally unlimited right to install and to use the acquired version of the software.

The program is offered in two different types of licences, as „Personal Licence“ and as „Commercial Licence“.

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The right of use only extends to the acquired version of the program and does not include any obligation for update or upgrade.

It is generally forbidden to relet the program commercially, and it is also forbidden to pass resp. to sell the software permanently to third persons.

The further development, processing, reconfiguration, re-engineering, translation as well as the sale of the program is not allowed.

The user may only reproduce the software that is subject matter of the contract as far as the reproduction is necessary for the intended use of the software.

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a) in the case of intention to the full amount, as well as in the case of a missing quality for which the seller has guaranteed;

b) in the case of gross negligence only in the amount of the predictable damage that should have been prevented by the violated obligation;

c) in other cases: only out of the violation of an essential contractual duty if by that the purpose of the contract is endangered, but always only in the amount of the damage that can be typically predicted.

Towards users of the cost-free trial-version of the software, the liability of the rootloft GmbH shall be limited to intention and gross negligence.

The preceding liability limitations do not apply for damages of a violation of life, body, health, nor for claims according to the Product Liability Act.

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Besides, the user may not use the software for military purposes or for activities and services by which the lives, bodies or the health of human beings can be violated.

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