EULA stands for an End User License Agreement (also called Software License Agreement (SLA), or Licensed Application End-User Agreement).
Generally speaking, an EULA is a legally binding agreement between the owner of a product (often software) and the end-user – more specifically a contract between the licensor of a product and the licensee.
Going into more details, it specifies the rights and restrictions that apply to the software, and it’s typically presented to users during the installation/set-up stage. Like other legal agreements, it is only valid if it’s actually agreed to.
End User License Agreements are important for protecting the rights of the business owner/licensor and critical for setting the rules of use and managing the expectations of the end-user.
Generally, the EULA will help you to set the conditions of your license agreement with the user – explain what they are and aren’t allowed to do with the software, the conditions under which their access might be limited or terminated, copyright provisions etc.
Some additional instances where an EULA might needed are where you:
Although EULAs vary, common clauses for End User License Agreements are:
When writing a basic End User License Agreement, be sure to at least:
You can see how this all comes together in the EULA example text below.
Here’s a sample EULA template created with iubenda Terms and Conditions Generator:
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