Terms of Use

The moral of the story is that size and fit are important — and that rule applies to stock images just as truly as it does your favorite pair of blue jeans.
The process of managing and licensing images can be complicated at best, and tedious and restrictive at the worst. I thought long and hard before deciding how to structure the Licensing Program for Ephemoirê.

The Motivating Principle Behind Ephemoirê

I fully understand that the concept of “one size fits all” rarely does. You know that feeling you get after a heavy meal, and you’re stuck without an elastic waistband in your pants? It’s excruciating.
Nobody likes to feel pinched.

The moral of the story is that size and fit are important — and that rule applies to stock images just as truly as it does your favorite pair of blue jeans.

I think you'll agree that our Terms are among the most fair, and affordable in the industry. We want you to be able to create and profit from your creations - and we're pleased to provide you the quality design resources to help you do that!

So Here’s the Bottom Line - REVISED 28 DECEMBER 2017:
All of our digital product listings include a LICENSE GRAPHIC that details what licenses are available for that item. All licenses are non-exclusive, and a one-time fee, PER ITEM/KIT. Your receipt serves as your proof of license, as well as a master database we maintain from our sales records.

Additional information on what each graphic means is listed below:

PERSONAL USE:

This license is for the home crafter that is interested in making items for their own use for NO PROFIT, or at a total, cumulative quantity of under 200 PCS. Our images must be embedded into a new, original work. You may not resell, share or otherwise distribute any of our images or resources in any fashion. None of our assets may be used in "as is" fashion - they must be significantly changed (as described below). No items may be used to create digital kits.

Images may be used on your Facebook or other social media pages for adornment, etc.

 

SMALL COMMERCIAL LICENSE:

This license option is intended for more business-focused artisans that create things for sale at craft fairs, markets, etc. Total quantity (of any package, cumulatively) may not exceed 500 pieces under this license. That 500 pieces is a CUMULATIVE total; meaning, under this license you may not create more than 500 TOTAL items using any of the items within the package you are licensing (papers, clipart, etc).

THE PARTICULARS:

  • Our images must be embedded into a new, original work.
  • You MAY NOT offer printed versions of ANY of our designs (paper, clipart, kits) under any license.
  • You may not resell, share or distribute any of our images or resources in any fashion.
  • No print-on-demand services uses are permitted with any of our products.
  • None of our assets may be used in "as is" fashion - they must be significantly changed (see below).
  • No items may be used to create digital kits.

LIMITED COMMERCIAL LICENSE:

This license option was created for artists, photographers and graphic designers who want to use our assets to enhance their own projects. This license covers quantities over 500 pieces (of any package, cumulatively). That 500 pieces is a CUMULATIVE total; meaning, under this license you may not create more than 500 TOTAL items using any of the items within the package you are licensing (papers, clipart, etc).


THE PARTICULARS:
  • Our images must be embedded into a new, original work.
  • You MAY NOT offer printed versions of ANY of our designs (paper, clipart, kits) under any license.
  • This is for SMALL BUSINESS concerns, NOT manufacturers, or those using 3rd party services for printing.
  • You may not resell, share or distribute any of our images or resources in any fashion.
  • No print-on-demand services uses are permitted with any of our products.
  • None of our assets may be used in "as is" fashion - they must be significantly changed (see below).
  • No items may be used to create digital kits.


MANUFACTURER'S COMMERCIAL LICENSE:

This license option is for those business concerns that are, or utilize 3rd party manufacturing for their end products, but are not producing quantities over 2000 pieces. This license covers quantities UP TO 2000 pieces (of any package, cumulatively). That 2000 pieces is a CUMULATIVE total; meaning, under this license you may not create more than 2000 TOTAL items using any of the items within the package you are licensing (papers, clipart, etc).

For those companies and concerns that create over 2000 pieces, please contact Traci for licensing fees and terms.


THE PARTICULARS:

  • Our images must be embedded into a new, original work. NO "as is" use is permitted.
  • You MAY NOT offer printed versions of ANY of our designs (paper, clipart, kits) under any license.
  • This license is FOR MANUFACTURERS, and those using 3rd party services for printing.
  • You may not resell, share or distribute any of our images or resources in any fashion.
  • None of our assets may be used in "as is" fashion - they must be significantly changed (see below).
  • No items may be used to create digital kits.
What does “SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGED” mean, anyhow? The final word on this is — any item that you create using our images or image products must be SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGED in order to offer them for sale. Meaning, you MUST build upon them. Our images MAY NOT be the primary design element of your piece.

Simply recoloring or simply adding text to an image IS NOT ENOUGH. Use your creativity, and create a masterpiece! Purchase does NOT transfer copyright. All copyright remains the property of Ephemoirê.

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