Escrow agreement

In the context of computer software, an escrow agreement involves the supplier placing a copy of the software source (original and updated) code (i.e. the raw form of the software design) with a third party. If the software supplier ceases trading, the purchaser will then be provided with the source code, which will enable them to continue to use and, where necessary, adapt and update the software (provided that they can appoint appropriately skilled personnel to do so)