version: 3.4, last changed Saturday, August 11, 2012
 
 

Basic License Agreement


Number of workstations
The most basic software license we offer restricts the number of computer workstations the fonts are allowed to be used on simultaneously. Our pricing reflects the difference in volume, favoring the purchase of bigger licenses by applying a soft curve. In other words the more you buy the cheaper the license will proportionally be.

Locations
This basic license also limits the physical locations the fonts can be installed at. There is an exception for laptops and other mobile devices.

Any questions? Please don't hesitate to enquire by email.

The above text serves as abstract, outlining the general idea behind our EULA and is in no way legally binding.

The Basic License Agreement language as of Apr. 26, 2012

End User License Agreement for Kombinat-Typefounders

This end user License Agreement (hereinafter “Agreement”) is a legal agreement between you, or, if you represent a legal entity that legal entity (hereinafter “you”) and Kombinat-Typefounders, and is applicable to the Font Software that is accompanied by this Agreement or that you have ordered online.

By downloading the Font Software or opening the package, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, do not download, install, or use the Font Software. If you have purchased a License to use the Font Software in a sealed retail package and do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, return it unopened to the place of purchase.

Definitions

“Font Software” means coded software that generates typeface designs when used with the appropriate hard- and software plus any and all other data including documentation provided with such software.

“Licensed Unit” means an installation of the Font Software that allows up to five (5) concurrent users to use it at a single geographic location. A single geographic location is in particular the site of your place of business. The geographic restriction does not apply to portable computers if they are owned by you.

“Commercial Product” means a product (e.g. electronic document, soft- or hardware) which is distributed to third parties with the intention of (i) obtaining a financial or other consideration and/or (ii) increasing awareness of one’s own company or institution, products, and services in order to gain more business.

Grant of License

2.1. Kombinat Typefounders grants you a non-exclusive license to use the Font Software in a Licensed Unit for your own personal or business purposes according to the terms of this Agreement. If the number of users who use the Font Software exceeds those set forth in the definition of Licensed Unit above, then you must request from Kombinat-Typefounders or its authorized Distributors an appropriate license covering all users. An additional fee will be charged for this license extension.

2.2. You may make back-up copies of the Font Software for archival purposes only, provided that you retain exclusive custody and control over such copies.

2.3. You may take a digitized copy of the Font Software used in a particular document to a commercial printer or service bureau for outputting this particular document (this document must not be edited by the printer or service bureau). In the event of any modifications to the document or use of the Font Software for other purposes, the printer or service bureau must purchase its own Font Software licenses.

2.4. You may embed the Font Software in documents either as a rasterized representation of the Font Software (e.g., a GIF or JPEG) or as a subset of the Font Software as long as (i) the document is distributed in a secure format that permits only the viewing and printing but not the editing of the document and (ii) the document itself is not a Commercial Product. You need an additional license from Kombinat-Typefounders or its Distributors for (i) distribution of editable documents or (ii) embedding the Font Software in a Commercial Product.

2.5. Except as granted in 2.2. to 2.4., you may not copy the Font Software or allow third parties to copy the Font Software. Any copy of the Font Software must contain the same copyright, trademark, and other proprietary information as the originals.

2.6. You may not modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, alter, or attempt to discover the source code of the Font Software. If you want to make modifications to the Font Software, you must obtain the prior written consent of Kombinat-Typefounders.

Ownership

The Font Software, and all copies thereof, is protected by the United States Copyright Law, by the copyright and design laws of other nations, and by international treaties. Any copyright, trademark and other rights belong exclusively to Kombinat-Typefounders, except as expressly provided in 2.1.  You do not gain the ownership of the Font Software under this Agreement. The structure, organization, and the code of the Font Software are trade secret of Kombinat-Typefounders, and you agree to treat them as such.

Transfer of License

Except as expressly provided herein, you may not give, rent or lease the Font Software or parts of it to third parties. You may transfer all your rights to use the Font Software and Documentation to another person or legal entity provided that (i) the transferee accepts and agrees in writing to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and (ii) you destroy all copies of the Font Software and Documentation, including all copies stored in the memory of a hardware device. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree that you will not distribute or disseminate all or any part of the Font Software through any online service.

Warranties

Kombinat-Typefounders warrants to you that the Font Software will perform substantially in accordance with the Documentation for the ninety (d90) day period following your receipt of the Font Software. To make this warranty claim, you must return the Font Software to the location from which you obtained it along with a copy of your sales receipt within such ninety (90) day period. If the Font Software does not perform substantially in accordance with the Documentation, the entire and exclusive liability and remedy shall be limited to either, at Kombinat-Typefounders’ option, the replacement of the Font Software or the refund of the license fee you paid for the Font Software. Kombinat-Typefounders and its suppliers do not and cannot warrant the performance or results you may obtain by using the Font Software or Documentation. The foregoing states the sole and exclusive remedies for Kombinat-Typefounders’ or its suppliers’ breach of warranty. Except for the foregoing limited warranty, Kombinat-Typefounders and its suppliers make no warranties express or implied, as to the non-infringement of third party rights, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. In no event will Kombinat-Typefounders or its suppliers be liable to you for any consequential, incidental or special damages, including any loss of profits or lost savings, even if a Kombinat-Typefounders representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages, or for any claim by any third party. This warranty does not affect any claims you might have against your retailer.

Governing Law

This Agreement will be governed by the laws of Germany. The Agreement will not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded. If any part of this Agreement is found void and unenforceable, it will not affect the validity of the balance of the Agreement, which shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. You agree that the Font Software will not be shipped, transferred or exported into any country or used in any manner prohibited by the United States Export Administration Act or any other applicable export laws, restrictions or regulations.  This Agreement may only be modified in writing, signed by an authorized representative of Kombinat-Typefounders.

Termination

Kombinat-Typefounders has the right to terminate your license immediately if you fail to comply with any term of this Agreement. Upon termination, you must destroy the original and any copies of the Font Software and Documentation.

General Provisions

You agree to inform all users who have access to the Font Software about the content of this Agreement and to make sure that they comply with the terms of this Agreement.

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