For our software products that require online activation, an activation request is performed when you enter a serial number to unlock our software, and may be repeated from time to time by already-activated software.
This information is collected to track how many times your serial number is used to unlock our software on different computers or license dongles. We need this information to ensure our software is being used per the terms of the license agreement.
The activation request consists of a single message sent over an encrypted connection to a WKS server located at our hosting provider. This data includes your serial number or registration key, the name associated with your registration key, the version number of the software, and a hardware identifier generated from unique attributes of the computer or license dongle (e.g. MAC address, serial number of storage device, and/or CPU serial number). The license name and hardware identifier are anonymized with a salted, one-way hashing algorithm prior to being stored. We also log an anonymized form of the IP address (only the network part) from where the activation request is made. 2b1af7f3a8