Can I help with Private Eye development and/or support?

Yes! The free version of Private Eye is, and always has been, freeware. I receive absolutely no compensation for writing it and making it available. However, I do have costs associated with making it available. These costs include: paying for the domain registration and other services ($100/year), hosting the web site ($10/month), broadband internet connectivity (around $52.00/month), occasional software upgrades (in particular, Microsoft Visual Studio) and equipment costs.

You can help support continued development of Private Eye by making a donation. For larger contributions (see below), I'd also be willing to add banner ads. to the Private Eye site.

You can make a donation using PayPal to pay with any major credit card or debit card. Just click on the "PayPal Donate" icon. There's one below, but there's also one available on the left hand side of every page on the Private Eye web site.

To help offset some of these costs, Private Eye 2.0 (and later) comes in two versions. The free version is still available. There is also a full (registered) version for which I charge a licensing fee. In return for your registration, I have also enabled/included some additional functionality in the full version.

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Make a donation today, by clicking below

The amount you donate is entirely up to you. Think of this as a tip you pay for using the Private Eye product. If you'd like some guidelines, I'd suggest any of the following:

  • For any contribution, I give you credit on the Private Eye web site (unless you request otherwise).
  • With a contribution of at least $20, you will receive a license key for the full version of Private Eye, advance notice of upgrades to Private Eye and invitations to participate in the beta program for new releases.
  • With a contribution of at least $100, you will receive a link to your web site.
  • With a contribution of at least $1000, you will receive a prominant banner ad and link to your web site (for one full year).

So why not contribute to Private Eye today and do your bit to help support development of Private Eye? It's easy, and takes only a few minutes.

Privacy information: There is no spy-ware contained in this program, we do not monitor your actions or email. When you register this program, we will not give your email address or personal details to anyone.