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Basic licenses permit desktop installation of the fonts on a specified number of CPUs to generate rasterized images, including logos, books, magazines, and product packaging for distribution in all formats including broadcast.
Legal documents confuse me. Are there a few easy rules for me to follow so I know what I can and can't do without purchasing additional rights?
Yes. . . and no. Here’s your cheat sheet: One, the Basic License permits only the named licensee to use the font files. Two, the named licensee is allowed to use the fonts in static format and to send static files to any unlicensed user (the exception is that use of the fonts – even statically – as part of the surface or user interface of a product requires an Addendum). Three, any live electronic use requires an Addendum. Four, no one is allowed to modify the font files without our specific permission.
But our lawyer makes us add the “. . . and no” because a short list cannot replace a three-page document. When in doubt, ask us via the contact form or consult an attorney.
Where can I find an example of licensing for large groups as mentioned on the font's page and FAQ?
The Group license document is almost identical to the exemplar EULA shown here, with some small changes at the top to accommodate the different ways of counting the user base. If you would like to see an exemplar please contact us.
Do you have an addendum for Epub use?
Darden Studio Desktop licensing permits use in products, including books and magazines, where the fonts are not embedded. Additionally, it permits distribution of pdfs to unlicensed users. If your e-publishing use includes PDF file type as the final deliverable, you do not need additional licensing. If you are using another method of embedding, please contact us to discuss other licensing options. If you are not embedding the fonts, you don’t need additional licensing.
Do I need to renew the basic license every year?
No. Basic licenses are perpetual.
When counting the CPUs for the license I need to buy, can I add the CPUs of my design agency onto my own license?
No. Basic licenses only cover installation on computers owned by a single entity. The easiest way for your agency to use the fonts is with their own separate license. Alternately, you can purchase a distribution addendum for four times the cost of a basic license.
Pricing below only reflects subfamilies, for more complicated licensing quotes use the a typeface's Buy Section.
ATTENTION, PLEASE: By confirming your acceptance of this end-user license agreement (“EULA”) on the Darden Studio website (which is a condition to receive the Font Software that is the subject of this License), you are acknowledging that the License is subject to the terms set out below, but the rights do not transfer to you until the Studio has received full payment of the license fee. If you don’t understand anything in this EULA, ask us!
1. Licensed Uses
2. Changed Terms
3. Violations; Terminations
We are very appreciative that you have chosen to license a Darden Studio font. Thank you for reading these EULA provisions carefully to be sure you understand the terms and conditions in connection with your purchase. We suggest that you keep a copy of the EULA for future reference, and be sure to contact us if in doubt about any of your rights and obligations under the License.