GRAPHICS LICENSE OVERVIEW
If you purchase a product covered by the ‘Graphics License’ then you may:
- Use the product in an unlimited number of personal projects.
- Use the product in commercial projects for sale for either yourself or a client.
- Sell up to 5000 units of any product/s generated using an individual Artifex Forge graphic resource.
The ‘Graphics License’ prohibits:
- Sub-licensing, selling, giving away or re-distribution of the product in any capacity.
- Re-use of the resources to create similar or competing resources for sale.
- Use of the resources in projects for a company whose annual revenue is in excess of $25 million USD per annum. In this instance an extended license is required.
- The creation of a copyrighted or trademarked design, illustration or product using Artifex Forge resources, as the copyright belongs to The Artifex Forge Limited.
- The use of resources on their own (without modification) as a standalone design, except in a personal project.
GRAPHICS LICENSE FULL TERMS
Please review the terms as set out below before buying products from The Artifex Forge Shop.
The following license terms may be updated from time to time.
By purchasing a digital product from The Artifex Forge Limited you agree to adhere to all conditions set out in the following document. This license exists between ‘you’ as the end user and ‘The Artifex Forge Limited’ in perpetuity.
The Artifex Forge Limited is the creator and full copyright holder of all resources sold on Artifex Forge.com except where open source (public domain) material has been used to create the product. Resources are protected by United Kingdom and other international copyright laws and treaties. All rights are reserved by The Artifex Forge Limited.
Buying an Artifex Forge product grants you non-exclusive, non-transferable worldwide rights to use the product in the following capacity:
To create digital or physical end products for sale for yourself or a client. Or, to create personal products for yourself. This includes social media posts, film, TV, animation, E-books and online publications.
Sales Limitations When Creating Commercial Products
If you plan to use Artifex Forge products in projects for a company whose annual turnover is in excess of $25 million USD, or you sell more than 5,000 end products for sale from one licensed product, then you will need to purchase an extended licence. Please contact support@artifexforge for more information.
Trademarked and Copyrighted Products
As the creator and copyright holder The Artifex Forge owns all products sold on Artifexforge.com (except where public domain resources have been used). You may therefore never apply a trademark or copyright to a product, artwork or design created using an Artifex Forge graphic resource.
Copyright Free and Public Domain Source Material
Sometimes, The Artifex Forge uses vintage images, which have fallen into the public domain, as the source material for elements of it’s products. These are often acquired via a third party and every attempt has been made to ensure there are no existing copyrights and that buyers are legally allowed to use these designs. In the extremely unlikely event of a copyright dispute related to material purchased from The Artifex Forge, you agree not to hold The Artifex Forge Limited responsible for any legal matters which may arise.
Designs Created Using Artifex Forge Graphic Resources by the Licensee
When you create a design using an Artifex Forge graphic resource, the design must differ significantly from the original source file and not derive its primary value from the resource used to create it. The work must demonstrate time, effort and skill. For example, when using a scene creator, you must use the pack to create your own scene/design rather than copying an example from the product’s preview graphics. The only exception to this rule is if you are working in a personal capacity.
Users (or Seats)
For each license purchased one user (or seat) is allowed. The user may use the licensed product on up to three of their own computers. The license prohibits sub-licensing, selling, giving away or re-distributing the product in any capacity. You may not store purchased products on shared drives where they may be taken and used by un-licensed users, and you agree to take reasonable steps to prevent third parties from acquiring purchased products.
Sending Files to Onward Users
Designs generated using Artifex Forge products must be distributed in such a manner where the original product file cannot be extracted by any third party or end user. Layered PSD, AI and vector-based PDF files are not permitted. If your client requires the original source files, they must purchase their own license.
If you make end products for sale for POD (Print on Demand) websites, you must flatten/expand your design so any Artifex Forge resources cannot be extracted by third parties.
While every effort is made to ensure that all Artifex Forge products are of the highest quality, occasionally a situation will arise where a product will malfunction (often at the fault of the program in which it is being used). The Artifex Forge will make every attempt to resolve such issues and get the product working for you. Under no circumstances will The Artifex Forge Limited be held liable to you or any third party for any special, consequential or incidental damages including lost profits, savings or business interruption as a result of the product being defective.
Breaches of License Terms
By purchasing a product from The Artifex Forge you acknowledge you have read and understand the terms of the above license. Any breach of these terms will result in the right to use the product being revoked. In this instance no refund will be granted.
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This page was last updated 10th November 2023.