The License Agreement (“agreement”) is a legal contract between you and Mel Volkman. In this agreement, "product" and “files” are defined as the product you purchase from Mel Volkman, whether that be a font, graphic, illustration, or resource, as identified on your sales receipt. “You”, “your”, “end user”, and “licensee” are defined as and refer to the customer who has purchased a license to use the product.

When you purchase any product from Mel Volkman, you are purchasing a license to use that product under a particular set of conditions. These conditions range from how many devices the files can be installed on, web use, whether the files can be embedded in digital documents, and more. It’s important to read and understand this agreement because it defines your rights as the licensee, acceptable use of the files, and the rights that Mel Volkman reserves.

Purchasing, downloading, installing, or using the files indicates your confirmation that you understand and agree to the terms of this agreement and that you have the authority to bind the person or entity specified on your sales receipt  (“licensee”) to the terms of this agreement. If you do not agree to the terms of this agreement, you are not permitted to purchase, download, install, or use the files.

Notice: Copyright

The files and the designs embodied therein are the exclusive property of Mel Volkman and are protected under both domestic and international copyright, trademark, and unfair competition laws. This agreement does not grant the licensee any rights to trademark or any other intellectual property rights to the files.

You expressly acknowledge that Mel Volkman is the exclusive copyright owner of any and all intellectual property rights in and relating to the files and its structure, organization and code, are the valuable trade secrets of Mel Volkman. This includes protection of the glyphs and designs therein, generated by the licensed files as the exclusive property of Mel Volkman to the fullest extent of the law. Unless otherwise permitted by law, licensee shall not, at any time during or after the effective term of the agreement, dispute or contest, directly or indirectly, Mel Volkman’s exclusive right and title to the files or the validity thereof.

Under no circumstances may the licensed files be sold or given away to any third party. Infringers will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. You acknowledge that the files are protected by International Copyright & Intellectual Property Law. The licensee agrees to treat the files as confidential information and exercise reasonable care to avoid unauthorized distribution of the files. 

Standard License Grant

Upon purchase of the files, you are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-transferable, revocable Standard License to access the files for personal and commercial projects in accordance with the terms of this agreement. Under the Standard License, the files may be installed and used by one (1) end user on up to (2) devices. If you would like to use the font on a website, you must also purchase a Web License (see below).

The Standard License includes unlimited personal and commercial projects (where the lifetime sales do not exceed 250,000 sales) in accordance with the terms of this License Agreement. If you require a Large Volume Commercial Use License for over 250,000 sales, an App License (apps, software, gaming), an E-Pub License (ebook, emagazines, electronic publications), or any other special license, please get in touch.

Kindly note that you may use the files to create artwork such as logos, branding, packaging, social media graphics, apparel, etc. However, you may not resell, give away, or include the actual files as part of your end product for sale or in editable format. You may not create derivative works, or resell or sub-license the licensed files in any way that is directly competitive with the original licensed files. 

You may not distribute the files or any copy thereof to any third party. If a third party such as a client, designer, independent contractor, employee, or a freelancer creating content for the benefit of the licensee, needs to install the files or font data for any reason, they must purchase their own license directly from Mel Volkman. The files may be installed and used only on the devices of the licensee. You may not use the files in any manner that makes them accessible to the public or non-licensed third parties. 

You are not permitted to manipulate or modify the files for the purpose of creating usable, derivative work. Under no circumstances may you modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, alter, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the font or the files embodied therein, such as for the purpose of adding any functionality that the font did not have originally, or for the purpose of creating any form of derivative work. You may not falsely represent, expressly or by way of reasonable implication, that any part of the files were created by you or a person other than the copyright holder, which is Mel Volkman. 

You may not use the files in a manner that is unlawful, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, deceptive, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, harassing, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libelous, obscene, threatening, profane, or promotes racism, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual, or is otherwise objectionable.

Web License Use

If you would like to embed the font on your website, you will need to purchase a Web License. Under the Standard Web License, the licensee may use the font as a web font using CSS @font-face on one (1) domain url where the monthly page views do not exceed 50,000/month. If you require a web license, please get in touch.

You cannot link the font across multiple domains. You may only use EOT, WOFF, or web-only TTF formats. You may not put any other file format online, including OpenType OTF. If you need the font for more than one domain, additional monthly page views, or if you need to use the font on another users website (ie. for a client site), you must purchase a web license per each additional domain/client.

Please note, the font may not be used in any web-based applications where users of the site can select or use the font for any text composition or editing use.

Large Volume Commercial Use License

A Large Volume Commercial Use License is required for any usage that results in the creation of more than 250,000 reproductions, including print and digital. If you require a Large Volume Commercial Use License, please get in touch.

App License: Software, Mobile Apps, Games

If you're the creator of an App, please get in touch for an App License. Unless an App License has been purchased, you are not permitted to use the files in application content, user interfaces, apps, or other content for gaming consoles, smart televisions, or other works distributed electronically or via physical media for sale.

This license agreement expressly prohibits embedding, inclusion, calling or linking the files within hardware and software in any form whatsoever. This includes, but is not limited to, application content, user interfaces, video games, consoles, smart televisions, server-side applications, online document creation, mobile apps, OEM products or software, or other works distributed electronically and/or physical media for sale. If you wish to use the files for such purposes, please get in touch.

Design Or Print-On-Demand Applications

An App License is required for design or print-on-demand applications. This includes an app where any third party can individually customize the product using the fonts or graphics. If you require an App License, please get in touch.

E-Pub License

An E-Pub License is required for use of the files within ebooks, emagazines, or other electronic publications that are sold to end users. If you require an E-Pub License, please get in touch.

Broadcast / Streaming

Under this agreement, the use of the files to create content that is streamed, including, but not limited to, content that is broadcast, streamed or displayed via TV or the internet, that exists now or in the future, such as television, films, videos, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Vimeo, digital billboards, gas pump screens, aircraft, taxi entertainment screens, movie theaters, etc. where the monthly views exceed 50,000, will require an Extended License. If you require an Extended License, please get in touch.

Embedding Fonts

The fonts may not be used to create or distribute any electronic document in which the font, or any part thereof, is embedded in a format that permits editing, alterations, enhancements, or modifications by the recipient of such document. Embedding the font into digital documents (such as pdf, powerpoint, word, or similar type electronic document) is permitted as long as a) the font is subset, b) the document text can be viewed and printed but not edited (read-only), c) the document is not for sale, resale, or mass-market distribution of any kind (this would require an e-pub license), AND d) reasonable measures are taken to ensure recipients of such documents cannot extract or use the embedded font.

Rasterized copies of images showing the font are permitted provided the images do not result in all or substantially all of the characters comprising the font software. If the resulting images show most or all of the font characters, a rasterized showing of the font is not permitted.

Third Party Usage

The files may not be stored or used in any manner that makes them accessible to the public or non-licensed third parties. Under no circumstances may the licensed files be shared with clients, contractors, freelance employees, affiliates, or the like. You may not rent, lease, sub-license, give, lend, sell, or further distribute the files or any copy thereof to any third party (such as clients, contractors, employees, freelancers, etc).

Under the terms of this agreement, Mel Volkman may require the licensee to provide the addresses of all locations where the licensed files are installed. You may not use the files if that use could result in a third party’s claim that it acquired rights to the files that are contrary to this license agreement. Upon Mel Volkman's request, you shall immediately remove the files from any unauthorized location or use, including an unauthorized social media platform or website.

Commercial Printers

You may embed the font in an electronic document solely for print and view (not editable), and provide such electronic document to a commercial printer for printing only. Or, you may take a copy of the specified font to a commercial printer for the purpose of producing the document. However, the un-licensed printer must destroy the font files immediately after production is complete.

Restriction of Goods for Sale

This license agreement expressly prohibits the use of the font in the creation of letterform/alphabet products for resale, such as, but not limited to: digital alphabets, adhesive alphabet letters, alphabet punch and die sets, stamps, stencil products, tattoo flash, die-cut products, monogram products, signage or numbering products, scrapbooking uses involving reproductions of individual letterforms, house numbers, rub-on letters, embroidery letters or fonts or converted into software or by other means for the purposes of producing alphabet or letterforms by the use of sewing and/or embroidery machines; die-cut devices and plotters, or any other product producing or containing any image of the letterforms or images derived from the design of the font, or other methods for use in making such products in which any likeness of the alphabet can be reproduced where the letterform or alphabet product will be distributed or resold. Any such use requires the purchase of a special license.

Cricut use is acceptable as long as third party users cannot access the font files or individually customize products using the fonts. You may not use the files in any manner that makes them accessible to the public or non-licensed third parties. 

File Modification

Any attempt to modify the files for the purpose of creating a usable, derivative file is strictly prohibited. Under no circumstances may you modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, alter, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the font or the files embodied therein, such as for the purpose of adding any functionality that the font did not have originally, or for the purpose of creating any form of derivative work.

Warranties and Limitations

To make a warranty claim, you must notify Mel Volkman along with a copy of your sales receipt. If the file does not perform substantially in accordance with the representations, the entire and exclusive liability and remedy shall be limited to the replacement of the file, or a refund of the license fee you paid for the file, as a representative of Mel Volkman may elect to do. The licensee agrees that under no circumstance shall Mel Volkman's maximum liability exceed the replacement of the file purchased, or the cost paid by the end user.

The licensed files are provided “as is.” Mel Volkman and its suppliers do not and cannot warrant the performance or results the licensee may obtain by using the files. Mel Volkman expressly disclaims all warranties, express and implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose, or otherwise with respect to the licensed files. Mel Volkman does not warrant that the operation of the files will be unimpeded, uninterrupted, or error-free, or that the files are without defects. Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstance shall Mel Volkman be liable to the licensee or any other party, whether in contract or tort (including negligence), or otherwise, for any special, consequential, or incidental damages, including loss of profits, loss saving, loss of data, or business interruption as a result of the use of, or the inability to use the files, even if notified in advance of such possibility.

You may not register the files, or the end product incorporating the files as a copyright or trademark – not even logos. ie. If you use the font to create a logo for yourself or a client, please keep in mind that other customers can use the font too, even in another logo.

Termination

Any breach of the terms of this agreement shall be cause for immediate termination without the obligation of notice or opportunity to cure. If you fail to comply with any term of this agreement, Mel Volkman has the right to terminate your license immediately without prior notice. Mel Volkman reserves the right to pursue any and all relevant legal remedies in the event that said breach causes demonstrable harm, financial or otherwise, to Mel Volkman. In the event that you are found to have been using a Mel Volkman product in violation of the terms of this agreement, you agree to immediately discontinue using the files and certify that no copy remains in your possession or control within 3 business days of notification from Mel Volkman.

Governing Law

You expressly agree that this agreement shall be governed by the laws of the United States and the exclusive venue for any arbitration or court proceeding based on or arising out of this agreement shall be in the state of Mel Volkman's choosing. You expressly submit to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in the forum selected by Mel Volkman for the purpose of resolving any dispute arising under this agreement. Should Mel Volkman bring any lawsuit or proceeding against the licensee to enforce the agreement, including any act to enforce payment of any amount due under the agreement, Mel Volkman shall be entitled to receive its costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred to enforce the agreement.

All Rights Reserved

This agreement does not grant to the licensee any right, interest, or title in Mel Volkman, other than the grant of rights expressly provided in this agreement. You acknowledge that the files, or the designs contained therein, and the trade names associated therewith, are the exclusive property of Mel Volkman. All rights not expressly granted under this agreement are reserved to Mel Volkman. If any provision of this agreement is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this agreement shall continue in full force and effect, and the invalid provision shall be replaced by Mel Volkman with a provision that effects the intent of the invalid provision.

Mel Volkman expressly reserves the right to amend or modify future versions of this License Agreement at any time and without prior notification. If you have any questions, need clarification on the terms of this agreement, or would like to inquire special licensing, please contact us at hello@melvolkman.com.