Usually with every application there is a *Eula* agreement that requires anyone to accept before being able to download and install. Please keep in mind that even after you accept the *Eula* agreement, you can at anytime afterwards *Disable* your Auto Renewal Settings.
Your software will still be functional and it does not affect your protection. And you can always contact Customer Service before your expiry date and negotiate or ask if there is a *Promotional Price* available. However McAfee has a 'Pledge' that requires you to have your Auto Renewal Settings enabled to be eligible to receive it.
In other words, McAfee will not automatically charge you or renew you if you have your *Auto Renewal Settings* turned off.
I hope this helps you to better understand...
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Catdaddy: Do you work for or are legally designated by Intel to say they will not impose upon the signers of their "Intel Secrity License Agreement" that they will not impose their own written contract. If that were the case, why do they include it into their user use agreements. Intel just "settled" a class action lawsuit about the auto renewal issue, so one would think they would be very careful about the working of the now used "Intel Secrity License Agreement".
The question is not about if they normally will not automatically renew the software, but why must one agree to the automatic renewal verbege even after refusing it on the page just previous to the page that initiates the agreement of the "Intel Secrity License Agreement".
To answer your question. NO I do not work for Intel/McAfee. I am simply stating my own opinion in which I have experienced through all the years of being a User/Customer of McAfee products. Any said statements here-in are soley my opinion, and should not be misconstrued to be affiliated with/or by Intel/McAfee.
Having said this, rather than going back and forth. I suggest that you contact *Customer Service* and direct your concerns to those whom are best suited to assist you. Thank you for your invaluable input.
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Catdaddy: I did contact Customer service before I posted my question. The first time they told me the same thing as you did, but I should contact technical services to make sure. I contacted the technical services customer service, they could only help me by taking control of my computer. Finally I contacted the renewal/payment customer service who told me I need to contact technical services. None spoke English as their first language, but did speak it very well but with a relatively heavy accent. None would address my question, just referred it to to others.
I thank you for your help, but nobody seams to actuallty knows why Intel makes you sign into their automatic renewal, but it also seems nobody really cares. I will take my questions to a different larger forum.
I thought I would like to see why others were not concerned by a generic user agreement that gave up their direct control over their ability to renew their subscriptions and avoid future subscription fees if demanded by Intel.