Escrow Agreement Express France

Software escrow agreement for developers and editors

Developer / Editor Depositor 2P Contract

The source code deposit suited to your customers’ requirements. A technical and contractual response, 100% online, for software developers and editors

CONTINEW escrow platform

Solution

Contractual and technical response, the CONTINEW escrow agreement and source code deposit perfectly meets your customers’ continuity requirements.

2P Contract Platform

Business

A genuine business argument, a software escrow agreement allows you to stand out from your competitors and develop your business by providing the kind of guarantees your customers expect.

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Protection

CONTINEW’s escrow agreement protects your source code. You keep your Intellectual Property while meeting your customers’ source deposit requirements.

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Strengths

Contract

A single escrow agreement to manage all your files and deposits. This agreement is recognized and approved in France and worldwide. No lawyer required.

Release provisions

Release clauses are essential in the escrow agreement to define conditions under which the beneficiary will access the elements deposited by the developer/editor.

Beneficiary management

Easily and quickly add beneficiaries to the repositories thanks to modular packs. Beneficiaries are notified in real time of the status and evolution of relevant deposits.

Secured source code

High-level confidentiality and security measures. The deposited items are encrypted and then stored in 2 ISO 27001-certified separate datacenters based in France.

Continuous deposit

The CONTINEW platform has connections with the main hosting platforms (GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket...). Continuous deposits are possible.

Controlled budget

With modular packs, you can select the solution that suits your business. Create deposits, add or remove beneficiaries very easily.


Quick retrieval

In the event of a proven release provision case, the retrieval procedure may be initiated very quickly. Opening and release of deposits within 48 business hours.

Without obligation

Our options offer the flexible and reactive solutions you need without obligation. Cancel your subscription with a registered letter.

Support

The CONTINEW team is at your disposal to answer your questions and help you implement the right solution for your developments.

High performance tools

Continuous source deposit

 

Supported platforms

The development of your applications is based on a versioning control system, as Git, Mercurial or svn. To make the deposit of your sources and versions easy for you, the main collaborative solutions, such as GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket and so on, interface very simply with CONTINEW’s services.

Your deposit may also be created simply by using the main archival tools on the market, such as gzip, 7-zip, winrar.

 

 

GitHub

Web hosting and software development management service. World leader.

 

 

Bitbucket

Bitbucket is the Git solution for professional teams.

 

 

GitLab

Open Source and complete solution to host Git projects.

 

 

Apache Subversion

Entreprise-class centralized version control.

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Why our customers choose CONTINEW ?

Over the last 12 years, CONTINEW, an independent French company, has been offering its editor and developer clients, as well as its key account, local authority and SME clients, software escrow and source code deposit solutions for the continuity and sustainability of specific digital assets in France and all over the world.

Since it was set up, CONTINEW has brought together engineers specialized in the fields of information technology and electronics, researchers, experts in intellectual property law and experienced managers. Men and women who are totally committed to their work while keeping an eye on the world.

Men and women whose professional success is based on performance and customer satisfaction.

Our prices

Find out about our rates to cover your needs for source deposits and software escrow agreements (escrow source code).

The standard option

to meet your customer’s requirements

The reference solution for software escrow

Deposit sources, sign an escrow agreement and protect your intellectual property. It’s that easy!


Guaranteeing the digital thread for your customer

Offer your customer guaranteed continuity with a deposit that is updated yearly.


Have several beneficiaries for one deposit? Contact us for more information.


Depositor Packs – Monthly or annual subscription

The Standard solution fitted to multiple developments (from 1 to 5) and up to 15 beneficiaries.

Start Up 40 € / month

More
  • Escrow agreement
  • 1 Deposit
  • 2 Beneficiaries
  • ( Initialization 349 € excl tax )

Editor165 € / month

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  • Escrow agreement
  • 5 Deposits
  • 15 Beneficiaries
  • ( Initialization 349 € excl tax )

Start Up 480 € / year

More
  • Escrow agreement
  • 1 Deposit
  • 2 Beneficiaries
  • ( Initialization 349 € excl tax )

Editor1980 € / year

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  • Escrow agreement
  • 5 Deposits
  • 15 Beneficiaries
  • ( Initialization 349 € excl tax )

More Beneficiaries ?

Over 15 beneficiaries, we charge a unit rate


SaaS Application Packs – Monthly or yearly subscription

Escrow solution for SaaS software – specific deposit of database and configuration for each customer

More Beneficiaries ?

Over 15 beneficiaries, we charge a unit rate according to your needs.


+ 14 € excl. tax / month / beneficiaries

Databases and setup files dedicated to each additional beneficiary are contained in a specific repository.


Our whole team is dedicated and we look forward to answering your questions.



More Beneficiaries ?

Over 15 beneficiaries, we charge a unit rate according to your needs.


+ 14 € excl. tax / month / beneficiaries

Databases and setup files dedicated to each additional beneficiary are contained in a specific repository.


Our whole team is dedicated and we look forward to answering your questions.



All our Packs include

 
  • 100 % online platform

  • Continuous updating if needed

  • Support for the implementation of the contract

  • Without commitment

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Frequently asked Questions regarding software escrow agreement


It is perfectly legitimate for a client to require continuity and sustainability of the software or application they are purchasing. If you do not wish to sell or transfer the intellectual property of your developments, the CONTINEW escrow agreement is the ideal solution for you. You retain intellectual property while providing your clients with possible access to sources in very specific situations, called access clauses or release clauses.

Access to sources is possible provided one of the release clauses described in the escrow agreement is proven. The main release clauses are: proven failure of the Depositor (insolvency, liquidation, etc.), termination of marketing, maintenance or support of the software. The persons who are entitled to access sources are called “beneficiaries” and are designated in the Escrow Agreement. They are the only ones authorized to access sources under the conditions described above.

The purpose of the escrow agreement is to provide for the terms and conditions under which the end user (beneficiary) will be entitled to access items deposited by the provider (depositor) with the trusted third party (escrow agent): these are access or release clauses and they constitute the very reason for the escrow agreement.

The escrow agreement is accessible and downloadable from the CONTINEW platform on your dedicated customer page.

As a recognized trusted third party and market leader over the last 10 years, CONTINEW has committed to implementing high-level confidentiality and security measures agreed between all relevant parties. All the deposited items are encrypted and therefore unreadable by anyone who does not hold the encryption key.

The CONTINEW escrow agreement has an international scope. It is based on copyright law governed in France by Articles L111-1 et seq. of the French Intellectual Property Law. This right is recognized by the 177 signatory countries of the Berne Convention. Your contract is therefore valid in these 177 countries.

The CONTINEW escrow agreement is governed by French law. Any dispute or litigation relating to the execution or interpretation of the contract falls under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Commercial Court of Nanterre, France.

You can of course upload your sources to the CONTINEW platform directly from your workstation via a secure TLS link. The deposit is then time-stamped and stored in 2 separate ISO 27001-certified data centers based in France.

Our offers are modular. You select a pack according to your needs. The Start Up pack, for instance, includes 1 deposit and 2 beneficiaries. It covers 1 development (called deposit), whose license has been sold to 2 different customers. This is a very common scenario among developers.
You can easily upgrade to other packs if you need more deposits or more beneficiaries. We will charge initialization fees only once, even if you move to another pack.

The payment of the monthly subscription is directly charged to your credit card on our secure banking page. We accept all major credit cards in Europe.