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


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

2P Contract Platform


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

IP Protection Berne Convention


the software escrow solution Continew


40 €

excl. tax / month



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.


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

High performance tools


Supported platforms

The development of your applications is based on a management software version (version control system) or a DevOps platform? To facilitate the repositories of your sources and versions, the main ones collaborative solutions such as GitHub, Git Lab, Bitbucket... interface very simply with the services of CONTINEW

Automated and up-to-date repositories
Integrated with Developer Workflows
No coding required

GitHub integration escrow software entiercement logiciel


Web hosting and software development management service. World leader.

Bitbucket integration escrow software entiercement logiciel


Bitbucket is the Git solution for professional teams.

Gitlab integration escrow software entiercement logiciel


Open Source and complete solution to host Git projects.

Microsoft Azure integration escrow software entiercement logiciel

Microsoft Azure

Cloud services application platform

Video software escrow - system escrow

Find out how the CONTINEW source deposit
and escrow agreement work

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

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

Editor165 € / month

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

Start Up 480 € / year

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

Editor1980 € / year

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

More Beneficiaries ?

Over 15 beneficiaries, we charge a unit rate

You are looking for anything else?

CONTINEW support team is availble

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.

+ 168 € excl. tax / year / 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

Why our customers choose CONTINEW ?

Since 2008, 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.

Frequently asked Questions regarding software escrow agreement

Below you'll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about software escrow agreement

What are the release provisions?
The purpose of an Escrow Agreement is to provide for the conditions under which the end user (beneficiary) will be able to access the items filed by the supplier (depositor) with the trusted third party (escrow agent).
Release provisions are the essential part of the escrow agreement. Should supplier failure occur, potentially resulting in a collective procedure, the termination of software or product maintenance, business termination, inability to reach certain objectives, etc., they will determine how things are done.
What is the scope of an Escrow Agreement contract?
The Escrow Agreement contract has an international scope. It is based on the principle of copyright recognized by all the signatory countries of the Berne Convention, governed in France by Articles L111-1 et seq. of the Intellectual Property Law.
When should an Escrow Agreement be set up?
It is highly recommended to set up an escrow agreement solution as early as possible: at the signing of the main contract, during the development phase or during the acceptance or maintenance phases. It is much easier to draw up this type of contract when teams are formed and fully active rather than when the relationship has deteriorated or is non-existent.
What digital assets should be protected with an Escrow Agreement?
An Escrow Agreement contract is highly recommended in the industrial and information technology fields, particularly for specific digital assets.
Management software and applications,
Embedded software,
Business software and applications,
Software modules,
White label software,
Software packages, specific configurations,
Electronic systems and devices,
Specific equipment,
Tooling, testers, benches,
Why choose the verified Escrow Agreement?
The verification stage consists in checking that the deposit is complete and consistent from a technical point of view (source codes, development environment, definition files, documents, etc.) and from a contractual point of view (licenses, IP) in order to provide the beneficiary with the guarantee of being able to regenerate the software or continue manufacturing the equipment or system, without depending on the initial supplier/provider.
What are the guarantees provided by the Escrow Agreement?
Three levels of guarantee are commonly used in contracts to purchase services or products to guarantee the possible failure of a supplier.
Level 1: Standard deposit
Continuity requirements are covered by the supplier’s deposit with a third party, such as a notary, lawyer or specialized agent. This type of deposit does not allow access, verification or updating of the contents of the deposit.
Level 2: Standard Escrow Agreement
Unlike a standard deposit, a standard escrow agreement provides an improved response to contractual requirements by guaranteeing the beneficiary access to the items filed in the event of a proven release provision.
Level 3: Verified Escrow Agreement
A technical verification of the contents of the deposit is carried out prior to sequestration in order to guarantee access to a repository comprising flawless and complete documents, files and sources allowing a regeneration of the product or software in the repository.  
How do you set up an Escrow Agreement?
The supplier (depositor) files the constituent items of the relevant software or electronic application (source codes, documents, technical files, etc.), whose intellectual property he/she retains, in order to ensure that the end user (beneficiary) has access to them in cases previously defined in the release provisions of the contract.
What is the purpose of the Escrow Agreement?
The Escrow Agreement allows a company to control its specific external resources and anticipate a crisis situation linked, for instance, to the termination of support or disappearance of the supplier of a product or software it uses. The ultimate purpose of the Escrow agreement is to ensure that the contract beneficiary has access to the repository containing the constituent items of the said software or product previously deposited by the supplier. The Escrow Agreement thus provides a guarantee against supplier failure.
Who pays for the service?
The end user being the main beneficiary of an escrow agreement will usually pay for the service. Please note however that some editors pay for an escrow agreement for their own developments in order to provide, on a sales and marketing basis, the necessary continuity guarantees that some of their customers may require.
How long is an escrow agreement valid for?
By default, it adapts to the main contract between the user customer and his/her supplier. An escrow agreement may also be extended by automatic annual renewal with two months’ notice.

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