When you purchase a license for any of our Pro products, you can immediately download the current version of the software, and you will receive permanent access to all updates for the software released within the following 365 days after your purchase.
For example, if you purchase on April 8, 2019, then you get immediate access to all updates released until April 8, 2020. After that, you no longer receive updates, but you retain permanent access to the last version released before April 8, 2020.
Please note that there are exceptions. You get 12 months of updates from registration, unless your license is bought through a third party promotion, for example Humble Bundle. In this case, your 12 months of updates will begin from the point of purchase or the end date of the sale.
You can purchase a renewal for your license, to receive another 12 months of updates. If you renew during an existing update period, the renewal will begin the day that your existing update period ends. If you renew after your update period has expired, then the renewal begins on the day you purchase.
For example, if you purchase your license on April 8, 2019, then purchase a renewal one month later, on May 8 2019, the renewal period will begin on April 8 2020 and extend until April 8, 2021.
If you purchase your license on April 8, 2019, then wait 18 months to purchase a renewal, on October 8, 2020, then the renewal period will begin on October 8, 2020 and extend to October 8, 2021.