Web Licence

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Web Licence

v1.5 January 2022 Copyright (c) 2001-2022 Graphity!  Supercedes all previous versions.


The embedding of our fonts in web pages, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes, requires a Web Licence – see Clause (j) USES AND MODIFICATIONS NOT REGARDED AS BEING FOR THE BUYER’S OWN USE in our our Standard Licence Agreement. Our Web Licence is a special kind of Publishing Licence which additionally allows you to embed our fonts on your web pages so the major additional feature of the Web Licence is that we supply you with @font-face webkits for each font. These webkits are compatible with the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) markup language used in web pages (HTML and XHTML) as well as all XML-formatted documents. Please note Clause (j) (2) of our Standard Licence which prohibits you from re-formatting the original basic fonts supplied (OTF) into @font-face webkits when you have a Web Licence ie for public purposes whether commercial or non-commercial purposes.

If you are not intending to actually embed the fonts in web pages eg if you simply intend to upload documents which already incorporate the fonts (eg PDF, JPEG, PNG, SVG etc) then you do not require a Web Licence – but you will still require a Publishing Licence and you may need to pay a Publishing Licence fee.

The Web Licence fee is charged in addition to the cost of our Standard Licence. As with the Publishing Licence, the Web Licence fee does not includes the supply of the fonts and manuals which must be purchased separately with a Standard Licence. Nor does the Web Licence include the supply of an official hardcopy backup (USB or DVD) which may be purchased at additional cost (see Price List)

We do not have a fixed one-size-fits-all Web Licence fee. The fee for the Web Licence is always tailored to the particular circumstances of each user, carefully taking into account the nature, extent and purpose of your intended use of our fonts in your web pages as well as the approximate average selling price (if any) of your published items. And, of course, we need to know exactly which of our fonts or Packs you are interested in. We attempt to be as circumspect and as fair as possible when calculating the fee and in some special cases we elect not to impose any fee at all for the publishing aspect of your use of the fonts so please supply us with as much information as possible. Even if we waive the fee for the publishing component of your font usage (even if it is commercial) we will invariably still charge a fee for the supply of the @font-face webkits.

We always greatly appreciate the inclusion of information about the ownership and source of the fonts (including our web address) in your publications and web pages. Usually this is optional, but in cases where the fee is discounted or waived, an acknowledgement of the source of the fonts will usually become a strict condition of the Web Licence.

You will never be required to separately purchase both a Web Licence and a Publishing Licence. If you are not embedding fonts in web pages then you only need a Publishing Licence. If you are embedding fonts in web pages then the Web Licence will cover both the font embedding and also your use of the fonts in your published items both on the web and via all other forms of distribution. The special conditions of our Publishing Licence apply in full to the Web Licence with the additional feature that we will supply you with @font-face webkits.


9. (a) With digital publications the font/s are licenced for use ONLY WITHIN the publication itself (pdf, application, app etc) and are strictly NOT permitted to be made available for installation via the publication onto the device/computer of the recipient of the publication for the general, permanent use by that recipient. To ensure this for pdfs, our fonts should be embedded as "Subset" only and the generated pdfs should be locked/password protected.

    (b) Regarding applications and apps in particular (as opposed to other digital publications eg PDFs) these can often be interactive with unlimited user input and (in some cases) output. Our policy regarding the use of our fonts in applications and apps would be that if this inclusion effectively results in a level of function and amenity for the user of the application or app that is comparable to what they could achieve by having the actual fonts installed on their device (ie unlimited input, unrestricted output eg printing, document and PDF creation etc) then we would not be able to grant a Publishing Licence for such a use as it would be functionally equivalent to an unlicenced, third-party redistribution of the fonts themselves.

Under the terms of your standard Licence Agreement, you are not permitted to create your own @font-face webkits from the original fonts – these must always be generated and supplied by us.



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