Purchasing a Hi HelpIndex Licence

Last modified: 2 September 2016.

Licence Agreement. Please read this.

Page Contents Hi HelpIndex Versions and Prices  Copyright  Evaluation Licence  Developer Version  Purchase Benefits  Source code escrow  Paying more for more!  Distribution  Reselling  Warranty  Buying direct from PHD  Sales outlets

Hi HelpIndex Versions and Recommended Retail Prices
Name Version Price Keywords URLs Location
Evaluation 2.x Try for 30 days 500 max 100 max per site
2.x 2.x 50 / US$75 unlimited unlimited per site
2.x Developer 2.x 100 / US$150 unlimited unlimited see below
Source code escrow US$1500 per year
Read the licence Sales outlets
Contact us for volume and education pricing and reseller discounts, eg if you design web sites for other people.

No VAT is charged on orders direct from PHDCC.


Hi HelpIndex, Hi Lab, Hi Jump, Hi Brow, Hi Help, HelpIndex bean, MakeHelpIndex and their component classes are Copyright © 1996-2003 PHD Computer Consultants Ltd.
It is illegal to use any of the Hi HelpIndex programs beyond the 30 day evaluation period without purchasing the full version. You must not reuse, decompile or otherwise misuse the Hi HelpIndex software.
Note carefully that the words "pay" or "purchase" mean the purchase of a licence to use the software, not purchase of the software outright.

Evaluation Licence

The latest Hi HelpIndex version is available - for evaluation purposes only - for free for 30 days. There is no lock-out mechanism after this period.

Note that the evaluation Hi HelpIndex is deliberately limited to displaying a maximum of 500 keywords and a maximum of 100 URLs. This will in fact be big enough for a lot of sites. If you need to test the software with no limits, please contact PHD for a temporary licence.
The full version of the software has no limits.

By downloading the software, you are accepting a licence to evaluate Hi HelpIndex for 30 days. Paying for the full software gives you a further licence to use the unlimited Hi HelpIndex thereafter, with support and upgrades for 12 months.

From the date that you receive the development kit, you have 30 days free trial. When the 30 days are up, please pay for the full version or remove Hi HelpIndex from your system and web pages. If you pay before 30 days, then your free trial is deemed to have ended.

Note that people who use your site do not have to pay to use Hi HelpIndex. If people can download all your site then they will have to license Hi HelpIndex after 30 days.

Developer Version

Hi HelpIndex Developer Version is for people who wish to put Hi HelpIndex on their CD-ROMs, make an HTML Help system or use the Hi HelpIndex and Hi Brow beans. For example, put your web based documentation on a CD-ROM with Hi HelpIndex as its Contents and Index. You can distribute Hi HelpIndex royalty free as a part of any number of products. You must not make the Hi HelpIndex developer tools available, or sell your product as doing a similar function to Hi HelpIndex. If in doubt, please check with PHD that your proposed use does not contravene the licence.

Purchase Benefits

Source code escrow

This is no longer available.

Paying more for more!

Please feel free to make larger payments if you are especially pleased with Hi HelpIndex.

Seriously though, if you have any features which you would definitely like in Hi HelpIndex, then please email Chris Cant. Please consult our list of possible improvements
If your suggestions are used, then you might like to pay us more for having been so helpful, ie perhaps you could pay for more licences than you actually need.

If we do not wish to take up your suggestions then we could still produce a version with them in, if you pay us at our normal daily rate. We will normally be able to give a fixed price quote for such a job. You would have sole use of the new version but all copyright would belong to us. You would still need to license each usage with us.
Note that such versions would not necessarily be updated in step with the main Hi HelpIndex program.


You may distribute the full unaltered evaluation development kit(s). The evaluation development kits include the run-time files and all this web page documentation.

You must make clear that Hi HelpIndex has a 30 day free evaluation period and belongs to PHD Computer Consultants Ltd. You must also email Chris Cant to let him know where you have put the kit. We want to be able to update development kits when new versions appear, so let us know how we do this.

However we recommend that you simply give the Hi HelpIndex URL http://www.phdcc.com/helpindex as our web site will always have the latest version of the software.

If you publish a link to these pages, then please let us know. If the site moves or changes significantly then we will inform you.


If you want to put Hi HelpIndex on a CD-ROM or use it as a part of a product then the Developer licence normally covers this use.

Contact us if you have any doubts about what the licence covers, or would like to resell Hi HelpIndex or any other PHD product.


NO WARRANTIES. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, PHD Computer Consultants Ltd expressly disclaims any warranty for this software. This software and its documentation are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk arising out of use or performance of this software remains with you.

NO LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall PHD Computer Consultants Ltd or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profit, loss of business information, business interruption, or any other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use or inability to use this PHD Computer Consultants Ltd product.

PHD will make a reasonable attempt to answer any queries from licenced users concerning Hi HelpIndex and its usage.

You can have a full refund if you have a legitimate problem with the software within 30 days of purchase.

PHD Computer Consultants Limited  

To order from PHD, contact us directly.
Mastercard and Visa credit cards are accepted by telephone or mail.
We will call you back if you send us an email with your phone number and a good time to call. We can charge in Pounds Sterling or US Dollars. Credit cards are not accepted online or by fax.
Cheques and bank wire transfers (CHAPS or SWIFT) also accepted.
Purchase orders may be accepted.
Educational/Charity discounts may be given.

No VAT is charged on orders direct from PHDCC.

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