Bitsum LLC is located in Tennessee, USA. Our software ranges from lossless compression algorithms written in x86 assembly to Windows system utilities written in C++. We've survived nearly 15 years by giving users what they want, fulfilling niches not covered by other software companies. We pride ourselves on being particularly innovative and agile.NO DECEPTIVE INSTALLER BUNDLES!
The last few years there has been a massive increase in the deceitful practice of bundling additional, generally unwanted, applications with product installers. These are the deceptively packaged offers you may see while installing an application, or the toolbar that seems to have come from nowhere. We do NOT use these. When downloading from Bitsum, you are getting only was was requested. This does mean we rely more on revenue from licensing than these pay-per-install models, so please purchase a license for our software if you find it useful.
PO BOX 1143
Talbott, TN 37877-1143 USA
Your personal information will always be guarded to the best of our ability, and we get NO ACCESS at any point to your credit card or other billing information. That is collected on behalf of us by widely trusted sources such as PayPal and RegNow of Digital River (the top two in the industry, afaik). We will NEVER intentionally share your email address or any other information with ANYONE.
We guard what limited information we do store to the best of our abilities, certainly better than most companies our size, and probably better than most large companies. We have our Forum isolated on a separate server and using a separate database server. Again, NONE of your billing information is stored. We store only your name, email address, address, phone, company, and license information after making a purchase. These are the bare essentials.
We do not sell or disseminate your personal information to anyone. In some cases, regional Bitsum resellers (part of the Bitsum network) may have acquired your email and have their own privacy policies. However, if you ordered through Bitsum.com, then that is not the case. We send only license, Support account, or forum related email induced by the user, have no newsletter or other spam type bulk emails. We may some day offer opt-in newsletters, maybe. We likely never will, but that clause allows customers to optionally subscribe (by having to check a box) to a Bitsum newsletter. This is under consideration only because it is a service some may want (e.g. to be notified of progress or updates).
Our software does not monitor or report anything to Bitsum. The activation process simply sends the activation code, user name, and version information. The update process simply checks the latest available version against the current version.
End user license agreements are found within our software prior to installation. It basically boils down to 'use at your own risk'. This is what most EULAs say, except they confuse matters in long paragraphs and clauses. This short paragraph neither replaces nor excludes any clauses found in our software. You agree to hold Bitsum, Jeremy Collake, and any affiliates or partners not liable for any damages, tangible or intangible, resulting from the use or misuse of any software on this site, or linked to from this site. Beta and Alpha versions should always be treated with special care and caution. Software environments are complex, with many different applications and hardware interacting with each other. Whenever you install any application, you must accept the risks inherent with change of such a complex environment.
Unless otherwise stated, all software, articles, and other content found here was developed by Jeremy Collake. This web site does NOT use a CMS (Content Management System). Instead, it is hand-crafted. Hence, it may not be 'standard' in its appearance. However, we hope it is certainly functional, compatible, easy to use, and easy on the eyes.
Joergen Ibsen was also instrumental in the development of JCALG1, helping to provide wisdom and ideas from his excellent aPLib compression algorithm. JCALG1 is basically an open-source implementation of aPLib with a few changes and additions (i.e. block verbatim support to better handle pre-compressed data).
Some older Process Lasso artwork was done by Nicolas Nguyen.
Bitsum has resellers throughout the world to handle localized sales and support. These partners are authorized to resell our software: