You as an individual may use your subscription on any computer you wish
Cloud License allows 2 activations at a time http://www.adobe.com/legal/licenses-terms.html
-Install on a 2nd computer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1452292?tstart=0
-Windows or Mac does not matter... 2 on the same operating system, or 1 on each
-Two activations on one account MAY NOT be in use at the same time (note in the above license link)
-An individual account is for one person and may not be shared with anyone else
As of recently we started receiving calls and emails from a department in Adobe called "Adobe Global Business Direct"
Never heard of them. Have you asked for evidence of who they claim to be? Have you checked if their emails show signs of phishing?
They could be legit (I'm checking) but Adobe has been the subject of many similar sounding scams lately.
It does sound like a scam especially with their sales tactic of license violation, team license required for business. I did the basic sniff test with the email headers, reply to address, and their contact number and they all check out as a legit or maybe subcontracted division of Adobe.
OK, I'll see what Adobe staffers elsewhere in these forums have to say about the issue.
They are aware of this discussion.
I've just sent you a private message with steps to forward the email to me. I'll look into this ASAP for you.
I was also contacted by someone from this division (back in December) - We have 13 individual licenses (one for each designer), and the caller was pushing hard for us to convert over to a team license, with a very strong implication that we should not be using individual licenses for business. (I gathered that we were contacted because all of the licenses are being paid on the same credit card).
I was being relentlessly hounded and decided to contact Adobe through the main number . The representative had me send the most recent email to her and made note on each of the four accounts we have that they were going to stay as individual accounts. She promised that I would not be contacted regarding switching to the business license again. We will see.
Yes, I can not get rid of them. On top of that I called the Corporate Office and the receptionist team hung up on me because I didn't have the name of the person I would like to stop the calls and emails. This is harassment.
Territory Account Manager
Adobe Business Direct
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Toll Free: 866-646-1776 x 37504
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
As others have said, you can definitely get/use an Individual license in a company – or on the flip side, you can buy a Teams license (even just one) as an individual. There is no limitation on purchase.
Just keep in mind the differences between the two options when making your decision as to which works out better for your needs...
Just one example: you cannot transfer or reassign an Individual license. In general, you have a lot more features and flexibility with Teams licenses for management, deployment, tracking, reporting, control, billing, support, etc.