Terms of Use for Coupon Codes

TL;DR version: Just like virtually every discount coupon out there you can use the coupon code to get a discount before paying, until the expiration date of the coupon code, with the limits announced for it, without being able to combine it with other coupon codes, discounts or special promotions. You cannot exchange it for money, subscription time or anything else. We also reserve the right to modify or terminate coupon codes without prior notification. Yup, that’s pretty much the same terms you’d get on the printed coupons you use at the convenience store.

And now for the long, boring version.

Terms of Use for Coupon Codes on the Web Site of Akeeba Ltd

Terminology

Company in this document refers to Akeeba Ltd.

Our Site in this document refers to the Company’s website currently located at https://www.akeebabackup.com.

Subscription in this document refers to any software and / or download services subscription currently available for sale on Our Site.

Subscription Page in this document refers to any page on Our Site which lets you purchase any of Our Subscriptions.

Coupon Code in this document refers to any discount code you can enter into the “Coupon code” field of any Subscription Page.

Regular Price in this document refers to the price of any of Our Subscriptions before any discount or tax is applied to it.

Automatic Discount in this document refers to reduction of the Regular Price applied automatically by Our Site’s e-commerce system and visible on the Subscription Page. This includes but is not limited to discounts applied automatically in the following occasions: when repurchasing a subscription while it is still active in your account, before it expires; when purchasing a subscription while holding another active subscription that qualifies you for an automatic discount.

Discount in this document refers to any price reduction applied to the Regular Price either automatically or as a result of a Coupon Code or Automatic Discount.

Dissemination

Our Company very infrequently publishes time limited Coupon Codes as part of special promotions on the occasion of major holidays and sponsored conferences. We believe in honest pricing: the price of our software is the lowest we can offer to guarantee continued development.  As a result we do not have coupon codes at hand most of the time.

Coupon Codes are typically delivered by one of the following means: announced on social media such as Twitter and Facebook; Our Site (e.g. news section, documentation etc); on the sites of select partners; on-line, print or other physical advertisement material for conferences and similar events; electronic or printed certificates for raffles; delivered in personal messages for special cases (e.g. when a client has bought the wrong subscription).

We do not share our Coupon Codes in “coupon exchange” sites. Coupon Codes on such sites will generally do not work as they are outdated or already canceled. Furthermore, Coupon Codes which do not originate from us do not bind us in any way whatsoever.

Modes of delivery

Coupon Codes can be delivered either standalone or as part of a specially formed URL. Most Coupon Codes we announce are typically of the standalone kind. A standalone code looks like this: SPECIMEN 

Specially formed URLs are mostly used for raffle certificates and whenever we need to convey a coupon code that applies to a specific subscription or client. A specially formed URL looks like this: https://www.akeebabackup.com/subscribe/new/akeebapro.html?coupon=SPECIMEN 

Please note that the above examples are for illustration purposes only and will not work on Our Site.

Applicability

Coupon Codes are only valid on the Subscription Page of Our Site. They are not valid for use on any other site, including any site offerring services related to our software or reselling our software legally or illegally.

Coupon Codes delivered standalone can be used with any of Our Subscriptions unless explicitly stated otherwise. In the latter case wording similar to “valid only for XYZ” is used, meaning that the coupon code is only valid if used to purchase a XYZ subscription.

Coupon Codes delivered through a specially formed URL can only be used for the subscription pointed to by the URL. If the URL points to a subscription selection page the Coupon Code can be used with any of Our Subscriptions unless explicitly stated otherwise. In this case the same provisions as the paragraph above apply.

Validity Period

All of our coupon codes come with an expiration date. We may define a date either explicitly e.g. “valid until June 1st, 2016” or implicitly e.g.“valid until the end of May”.

All dates are expressed in GMT timezone. If a time is not specified it is 00:00:00 (midnight).

If a year and / or month is not defined it is the year and month, respectively, when the message was posted. In the case of a Coupon Code announce at an event or social function it is the year and month the event takes place. If an event spans two months it is the second month, e.g. if an event is organized May 30th to June 1st then the month to take into account is June.

If no validity period is specified it is implied to be one calendar week (7 days) since the day of the post containing the Coupon Code.

Limitations

Coupon Codes come with limitations to prevent abuse. Typically they can only be used once per user account and by a maximum of 100 users. We reserve the right to revise these limits without prior notice.

Discount Calculation

The Discount is always calculated against the Regular Price. A Coupon Code will give you either a fixed discount or a percentage discount.

In the case of a fixed discount we explicitly state the discount amount in a format customary to the target audience and always expressed in Euros. For example “10 Euros”, “10€”, “€10”, “€10.00” or “10,00 €” all refer to a Discount of ten Euros and zero Eurocents.

In the case of a percentage discount we explicitly state the discount as a percentage of the Regular Price. For example “20%” means that the Discount will be 20% of the Regular Price. For a subscription with a Regular Price of 40 Euros this would mean 40 Euros times 20% = 8 Euros and zero Eurocents.

If the Discount exceeds the Regular Price then the Discount is to be assumed equal to the Regular Price. Explicitly, there will never be a negative payment, discount or refund if the Discount exceeds the Regular Price.

VAT Obligation

The Discount granted by the use of the Coupon Code does not relieve you from the obligation to pay Value Added Tax (VAT) where applicable per the European Union’s VAT directives and the local laws which implement them. According to the legislation the applicable VAT rate is applied to the Regular Price after the Discount has been subtracted.

Example: Regular Price 40 Euros, Discount 8 Euros, 20% VAT Rate. The taxable amount is 40 Euros minus 8 Euros = 32 Euros. The VAT is 32 Euros times 20% = 6.40 Euros. The payable amount is 32 Euros + 6.40 Euros = 38 Euros and 40 Eurocents.

Our site informs you about the Regular Price, Discount and VAT rate applied. Before assuming a coupon code does not work please check whether VAT is being charged.

Combination with other Coupon Codes and Automatic Discounts

Discounts granted by Coupon Codes and Automatic Discounts cannot be applied additively.

You cannot combine two or more Coupon Codes. Only one Coupon Code can be used at any time.

You cannot combine the discount of a Coupon Code and an Automatic Discount. If there is both an Automatic Discount in effect and a Coupon Code is provided only the highest discount will be applied. Example 1: the Automatic Discount gives you a Discount of 2 Euros and the Coupon Code gives you a Discount of 8 Euros. The total discount applied is 8 Euros. Example 2: the Automatic Discount gives you a Discount of 10 Euros and the Coupon Code gives you a Discount of 8 Euros. The total discount applied is 10 Euros.

Furthermore you cannot combine two or more Coupon Codes with an Automatic Discount. You will need to pick one of the Coupon Codes and provide it to the Subscription Page. The rules described in the paragraph above will be applied in this case.

Transaction Finalization

Coupon Codes will not be retroactively applied to finalized transactions. Coupon Codes can only be applied on our Subscription Page at the time of purchase, before you finalize the payment. When you finalize the payment the transaction is final and the Coupon Code can be no longer applied to it.

Explicitly, any full or partial refund request involving a Coupon Code not being applied will be denied. The same goes for requests to exchange a Coupon Code for subscription time, services or anything else per the No Exchange section below.

No Exchange

Coupon Codes are designed and intended to only give you a Discount when purchasing one of Our Subscriptions on Our Site. They cannot be exchanged for cash, refund (whole or partial), credit, another subscription, subscription extension (subscription time), services or anything else whatsoever.

Modification and Termination

The Company reserves the right to modify or terminate any aspect of a Coupon Code including but limited to the discount, validity period, applicability and limitation at any time without prior notification. Any modification or termination is not retroactive; if you’ve already used the coupon code the transaction is finalized and we won’t ask you for more money.

Exceptions 

No exceptions to these Terms will be granted under any circumstances.