Many software companies have what they informally refer to as their ‘do-gooder policy’ where they donate or discount their products for use by folks who are do good works.  We want to do something similar but have the problem that our whole nursing customer base could reasonably qualify. Since we can’t afford to give away PasswordRN to everyone, we’re going to experiment with what we are currently calling a ‘matching gift’ policy.  So, here’s the deal:

If, in addition to or instead of paid job(s), you volunteer your nursing services to some worthy cause, then we would like, in a very small way, to match your donation with a free copy of our software.

To see if you qualify for a free copy, please send an email to: [email protected]

In your email, please tell us, briefly, about your volunteer work (when, where, and how often you volunteer) and, if you have one or more jobs, just a bit about your paid work as well.  Please let us know if you think you will be using PasswordRN to remember passwords for your volunteer work, your paid work, or both.  (That’s right, you don’t have to promise to use the product in your volunteer work – we figure reducing stress anywhere in your work life should give you more energy for volunteering.)

We promise to use your email address only to respond to your original request and, maybe, send a follow-up email to ask you how our product is working for you.  We promise to use any other information you give us only for the evaluation of your request and to help us understand how this policy is working for you and for us.  We will not sell or give any information away to third parties or use it for our own marketing purposes, except in the aggregate (“we gave away 12 copies last month”).

The fine print — there are, of course, some limitations.

Due to the nature of how Apple runs the iTunes store, we get a very, very limited number of free copies to give away for each version of iPhone app that we publish.  We use a few of these for reviewers and partners but, other than that, we will donate any available copies of the iPhone version on a first come, first served basis until we run out. After that, we may have to ask you to make another request after a new version comes out.

We have a lot more freedom with our Android apps and will limit the number of matching gift copies only by the number of requests that qualify.  On the other hand, if we give a way a copy of an Android product, we have to do so outside of their app store and this will limit your ability to get updates, but you can use the copy we give you as long as you like.

We reserve the sole right to decide who qualifies and who doesn’t – but right now we are motivated to give copies away, so try us.  And we reserve the right to change this policy at any time.

Our ability to process matching gift requests will be limited by our other work and it may take us up to several days to respond.