Maintenance allows you to pay an annual or biennial charge and receive the next release of Stata automatically and without extra charge. Many companies and institutions prefer a predictable annual cost. We have always offered via a term license, but maintenance lets you combine an annual or biennial fee with a perpetual license.
By purchasing maintenance for the Stata software, purchaser (“Purchaser”) agrees that Purchaser is purchasing maintenance for the StataCorp (“StataCorp”) product Stata (“Stata”) indicated in the ordering processes of StataCorp LP or its authorized distributors or resellers (“StataCorp Standard Ordering Processes”). The entire agreement between the Purchaser and StataCorp consists of the Stata License Agreement included with the Stata software and this document.
StataCorp agrees to provide Purchaser with free upgrades to major releases, when and if made generally available, of the Stata software specified during the StataCorp Standard Ordering Processes. The Purchaser has the right to upgrade to additional users or different products (flavors) at the same time at the standard price for the additional users and/or flavor upgrade. To obtain maintenance at this new product configuration, the customer will pay the difference in maintenance price associated with the pre-upgrade product configuration and the post-upgrade product configuration. Aforementioned prices are the prices currently specified by the StataCorp Standard Ordering Processes at the time of upgrade or renewal.
For the period from the date set forth on the StataCorp LP invoice until the expiration date, StataCorp will provide the Purchaser with all the rights set forth above. Purchaser will be provided the option to repurchase maintenance on an annual or biennial basis if the product configuration specified in the StataCorp Standard Ordering Processes at the time of repurchase is still under maintenance by StataCorp. Maintenance is non-refundable. Purchaser must declare their intent to renew before the expiration date by submitting a renewal payment or PO prior to that date. Maintenance prices are subject to change.