Licence Agreements

Version 6 Licence Agreement


Calico Pie’s Family Historian 6.0 End User Licence Agreement


Your use of the Family Historian software (the “Software”) is subject to the terms and conditions laid out below. By accepting this licence, you do not become the owner of the Software, but you do have the right to use the Software in accordance with the terms of this licence, subject to Calico Pie Limited’s receipt of any applicable payment, and provided you meet the terms of this licence.

The Software must not be installed on more than one computer terminal at any one time, except that you may install it onto 2 computers (and no more than 2) if both computers are owned and kept by you, and no more than one person ever uses the software at any one time.

If the Software is an upgrade product that upgrades a previous version of Calico Pie Limited software, you must possess a valid license to the previous version. If the previous version was itself an upgrade, you must possess a valid licence to the version it upgraded, and so on for all prior versions. That is to say, if the Software is an upgrade product, you must possess a licence to all previous product versions from which this product is directly, or indirectly, an upgrade.

You may not rent, lease, license, distribute or otherwise transfer the Software or your Licence to use it without the express written consent of Calico Pie Limited. You may not let anyone else have or copy any registration keys assigned to you for the Software. You may not distribute, publish, share, or in any way make public any registration keys assigned to you or anyone else for the Software.

Copying or lending is strictly prohibited.

You agree to take all reasonable steps to protect the Software, and any registration keys assigned to you, from unauthorised use, illegal reproduction or illicit distribution. Note that using the Software otherwise than in accordance with this Licence may be a criminal offence.

The Software, and all accompanying files, data and materials, are distributed “AS IS” and with no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. The user must assume the entire risk of using the Software. This disclaimer of warranty constitutes an essential part of the agreement. In no event shall Calico Pie, or its principals, shareholders, officers, employees, affiliates, or contractors be liable for any incidental, consequential, or punitive damages whatsoever relating to the use of the Software nor for any direct loss including loss of data, revenue or use. You should retain a backup copy of all your data at all times.

The Software contains links to websites on the World Wide Web. You acknowledge and agree that Calico Pie is not responsible for, and will not have any liability arising from anything that may happen as a result of your accessing linked websites. You agree that Calico Pie is not responsible in any way for the use you or others may make of the linked websites, or for their content.

The Software is designed to allow plugins to be installed and run. You acknowledge and agree that Calico Pie is not responsible for, and will not have any liability arising from, anything that may happen as a result of your installing or running plugins, irrespective of the circumstances, and irrespective of the source of the plugin. You understand that a plugin is a computer program, that a poorly written or deliberately malicious plugin could be just as harmful to your computer as any other computer program, and that you should treat plugins with no less caution than you would treat any other computer program. You understand and agree that all use of plugins is solely at your own discretion and risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that may result from the installation or use of any plugin. Calico Pie expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, with regard to plugins. You understand and agree that it entirely your responsibility to ensure that all plugins you install and/or use, are safe, error-free, suitable for your needs, and not malicious.

You understand and agree that anyone who writes a plugin, can put whatever information they want in the plugin and in its script header (the contents of the script header can be viewed within the Family Historian ‘Plugins’ window under the heading “Details Provided by Plugin”), that consequently this information taken on its own cannot be relied on, and that it is your sole responsibility to confirm whether or not this information is correct, accurate and complete. This means that it is your sole responsible to establish not only whether any claims made within the plugin and within its script header are correct, but also whether the plugin’s stated author is the real (and sole) author, and whether all other script header details are accurate, correct and complete.

You understand and agree that some features of Family Historian (including, but not limited to, Internet Data Matching and Automatic Geocoding) use and depend on Internet services provided by third parties, and that the availability of these features is consequently subject to the continuing availability of these services. You further understand and agree that Calico Pie Limited has no responsibility for any Internet services provided by third parties, whether or not these are used within Family Historian.

Family Historian’s website generation uses Lytebox JavaScript for Popups. Lytebox was authored by Markus F. Hay ( and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (

Internet data matching uses service provided by MyHeritage.

Geocoding services are provided by Edina using GeoNames, Ordnance Survey Data and Natural Earth. GeoNames data is licensed under a Create Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database right 2014. Made with Natural Earth. Free vector and raster map data @

Map data is provided by OpenStreetMap under the Open Database License. ‘OpenStreetMap’ cartography is licensed as CC BY-SA. ‘OSM Roads’ rendering GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberge University ( OpenStreetMap data is copyright © OpenStreetMap contributors (

The licence will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with the limitations described herein. On termination, you must destroy all copies of the Software including accompanying documentation.

All rights of any kind in the Software which are not expressly granted in this Licence are entirely and exclusively reserved to and by Calico Pie Limited. You may not (except as permitted by law) modify, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or create derivative works based on the Software. You may not make access to the Software available to others in connection with a service bureau, application service provider, or similar business.

Copyright (c) 2014 Calico Pie Limited