With a subscription you are eligible for free updates regardless to the version number. You get both minor (like 8.0.1 → 8.1.32) and major (like 8.0.1 → 9.0.1) updates for no extra fee.
No. You have to order new license every time you need an update (even for minor updates!)
Yes, if you don't have a maintenance subscription, and to resolve a problem you should install an updated version, you have to renew the maintenance subscription first.
The maintenance subscription term is one year. On your request we can provide you with a maintenance subscription for a longer term (e.g. two or three years).
The annual maintenance subscription fee is:
If purchased for several years, discounts will apply. Contact our sales team for details.
You can get a maintenance subscription only for Professional and Premium licenses. Express does not provide for maintenance subscriptions. However it is possible to switch to Professional license. Contact us if you are interested.
Just purchase a maintenance renewal. See Upgrade and Renewal section for details.
Although the first year maintenance is already included, on your request we can remove it and deduct the maintenance subscription fee from the price.
However we strongly recommend that you purchase the license with the maintenance subscription, otherwise you won't be able to receive any updates.
Note: This would be the case even if it is required to fix some technical problem!