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Software Terms

These Software Terms of Use are effective April 30, 2013 and dictate how Lightbend will treat the data provided by individuals and organizations through software provided by Lightbend (the "Lightbend Software"), should you choose to enable anonymous usage analytics.

The Lightbend Software utilizes Google Analytics ( to anonymously collect information regarding the usage of that software. You may opt out of the use of Google Analytics by following the directions at the Google Analytics Opt-Out Page.

Lightbend does not use your IP address or host name to identify you in any way, and does not collect any information that can uniquely identify you as an individual.

Data collected by the Lightbend Software relates purely to usage patterns of Lightbend technologies and any third-party templates, plugins or add-ons related to these technologies. This includes, but is not limited to, information on template/plug-in/add-on names, version numbers, invoked actions and commands, usage timestamps and other project statistics.

The Lightbend Software may collect and transmit geographical, locale and other information as reported by the JVM and Operating System.


Lightbend may, at its sole discretion, make available to third parties, on a case-by case-basis, data that it collects through Google Analytics, whether in raw or aggregated form.

Geographical and locale based information is used to ascertain localization requirements for future product releases.

Lightbend may publish summary reports based on the data obtained. These reports will be made available in machine readable format that will allow individuals and organizations to undertake further analysis.

Potential uses of the summary reports may include, but are not limited to:

a. Obtaining a better understanding of how individuals are using Lightbend technologies, third party templates and plugins such that future improvements are better targeted.

b. Estimating user base size of various Lightbend technologies.

It is expected that the summary reports and raw data may be used for other purposes that have not yet been envisioned.


With user consent, the Lightbend software transmits usage data using HTTP to Google’s Analytic web application. These transmissions may occur over unencrypted HTTP transport and are therefore susceptible to intermediate devices (such as proxy servers and network analyzers) also recording the data.

You should be aware that it is possible for other software you install onto your computer to access the data collected by the Lightbend Software. However, all software you install published by Lightbend complies with these Software Terms of Use.

Non-Lightbend Templates can deliver third-party content and software as a result of normal operation.  Lightbend does not warrant that all software installed via such Templates complies with these Software Terms of Use.

Lightbend reserves the right to update the Software Terms of Use at any time without notice to you. The most current version of the Software Terms of Use can be reviewed by clicking on the "Software Terms of Use" hypertext link located at the bottom of our Web pages.

You agree that your use of the Lightbend Software demonstrates your acceptance of these Software Terms of Use and any changes thereto.