FONT LICENSE

Everything you need to know about license information for fonts and FAQ's

Copyright Information

I (Joy Kelley) and my business (HowJoyful LLC) retain the copyright of all fonts and elements within them unless contracted: written and signed in a contract. The purchase of a limited commercial use does not transfer copyright. By purchasing a digital file or font you are agreeing to all the terms listed here.

 

Basic Font License

YOU MAY

  • Use our fonts to create items for personal use only.
  • Create custom items for sale (invitations, logos, flyers) as long as the original vector files are NOT distributed.

YOU MAY NOT

  •  You cannot share, gift, re-sell or distribute our font files via email, sharing websites, USB, or any other way.
  • You may not create a web version of the font without an extended License (available as an option on all font listings).
  • You cannot embed the font to be used in a PDF, website, or any other shareable embedded resource without an extended license.
  • You can not create SVG, or cut files with the purpose of re-selling without an extended license.
  • You cannot alter, replicate, modify or create a direct derivate from our font files with the purpose of re-using or re-selling. This includes using parts or elements included in our files to create new design pieces.
  • You can not use this font for printed media (magazines), apps or e-books without a contracted written permission.
 

Extended Font License

Limited commercial used is allowed only to small business (with less than 10 employees),  the fonts in our shop are not intended for mass publications or apps.

YOU MAY

  • Use our fonts to create items for personal use.
  • Create cut files for sale (SVG, DFX, etc) using our fonts, as long as the words are welded together.
  • Use the web version of this font for your own website or online shop.
  • Use the font to create branding items for your clients, as long as the vector files are flattened and non-editable.

 

YOU MAY NOT

  •  You may not share, gift, re-sell, or distribute our font files via email, sharing websites, USB, or any other way.
  • You may not create items for sale on Etsy that compete with the HowJoyful Shop products on Etsy, such as baby blankets,  printables/printed wall art or cards.
  • You may not use these designs to create stamps or stencils for sale.
  • You may not use these designs for branding, websites or business logo.
  • You may not use these designs printed as a stand-alone item for sale (prints, cards, canvas, calendars, etc.)
  • You may not use these designs to start or add to shops in websites like CafePress, Zazzle, Society 6, or print with apps like Printful or Amazon merch, etc.
  • You may not use our fonts to trademark quotes.
  • You may not sell items made with our fonts for mass production (more than 500 items batches)
  • You may not alter, replicate, modify or create a direct derivate from our font files with the purpose of re-selling. This includes using parts or elements included in our files to create new design pieces.
  • You can not use this font for printed media (magazines), apps or e-books without a contracted written permission (Please contact me with pricing on those uses)

 

If you have questions or would like to license my work for other projects, please contact me.

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions, I have answers 

No, You are NOT permitted to use a purchased font in this way. To inquire about purchasing further font rights, please contact me

Yes, you are permitted to use a font purchased here in your logo. However, you may not register as a trademark. Additionally, keep in mind that others can use the purchased font too, even in another logo.

Yes, this is permitted so long as the product you create with the purchased font is the end Product. End products using purchased HowJoyful font must be a unique implementation of the font. For example, you may purchase a font and use it while designing business cards. However, it is not permissible to redistribute the original font files in any way. (Because  this would also redistribute the font). Please contact me for a special discount for your clients, so they can purchase the font if you design items with them.

No, you are not permitted to embed a purchased font into an ebook unless you purchase an additional license for that particular use and receive a signed contract. In order to request a quote, please contact me.

No, You are NOT permitted to use a purchased font in this way. To inquire about purchasing further font rights, please contact me

No, You may not register as a trademark an item created with our fonts or an end product incorporating our fonts.

No, You are NOT permitted to use a purchased font in this way. To inquire about purchasing further font rights, please contact me.

Yes, this is permitted so long as the product you create with the purchased font is an end product. End Products using a purchased font must be a unique implementation of the font. For example, you may purchase a font and use it to make unique word art, or use a font while creating a flyer for an event. However, it is not permissible to redistribute the original font files in any way.

No, you are not permitted to use a purchased font as a Webfont unless you purchase the extended version of that font that includes a web-friendly version of the font.

You are ONLY permitted to use a purchased font in this way if you purchase the Extended version of the font. To inquire about purchasing further font rights, please contact me.

No, You are NOT permitted to use a purchased font in this way. To inquire about purchasing further font rights, please contact me.