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Year 2000 Compliance Statement

All Scorpion Research software products are Year 2000 Compliant products as defined in the Scorpion Research Year 2000 Compliance Statement appended below. Although the Year 2000 concerns are long past, the statement remains valid in relation to all date-based computations and is therefore still relevant even after Year 2000.


Computer systems or software that cannot correctly process dates beyond the year 2000 are at risk of failure one second after midnight on 31st December 1999.

Definition of the Year 2000 Problem

Many computer systems use a two digit date format (dd/mm/yy), and experts believe that these systems could interpret the Year 2000 (00) as 1900.

This means that mission critical information systems, and the institutions that depend on them, could be severely compromised by the turn of the century. Potentially, everything from financial records to hotel reservations would be affected. This scenario of information meltdown has been called the Year 2000 problem, abbreviated as the Y2K problem, or the Millenium Bug.

In addition, some systems may not recognize that the year 2000 is a leap year. If a year is evenly divisible by 4, it is a leap year, unless it is also evenly divisible by 100. But if a year is also evenly divisible by 400, it is a leap year. So 1900 was not a leap year, but 2000 is a leap year!

Scorpion Research Year 2000 Compliance Statement

A Year 2000 Compliant product from Scorpion Research will not produce errors when processing date information in connection with the year change from 31st December 1999 to 1st January 2000, if used with accurate date information in accordance with its documentation. This is provided all other products used in conjunction with the Scorpion Research products, including other software, firmware and hardware, properly exchange date information with the Scorpion Research product. A Year 2000 Compliant product from Scorpion Research will recognize the Year 2000 as a leap year.

The Scorpion Research Year 2000 Compliance Statement refers to all Scorpion Research software products as originally delivered by Scorpion Research and indicated as compliant on this website. The Compliance Statement does not necessarily apply to product features that have been customised or altered, or third party varied features or products, including items such as macros and custom programming and formatting features, unless separately specified. Only currently supported Scorpion Research products have been tested for compliance. The Scorpion Research Year 2000 Compliance Statement and related Year 2000 information does not constitute a warranty or extend the terms of any existing warranty. The limited warranties provided for Scorpion Research products, if any, are set forth in the documentation and license agreements that accompany the products.

All information available from Scorpion Research concerning the Year 2000 is provided for the sole purpose of assisting its Clients in their planning for the transition to the Year 2000 and thereafter.

Scorpion Research is continuing its efforts to make the Year 2000 information contained herein, as well as the information contained in its web sites and other corporate communications, as accurate as possible. However, all Year 2000 information is provided without warranty due to reliance on third party components beyond the scope of control of Scorpion Research. Clients are encouraged to properly test their computer systems and related software to ensure that they have adequately addressed their individual Year 2000 issues.

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