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What does royalty free mean?
Royalty free means you just need to pay for rights to use the Item once per End Product. You don't need to pay additional or ongoing fees for each person who sees or uses it.
Example: If you license a presentation template and create an End Product to be given out for Free within your company, you don't need to pay extra for each copy of the presentation you make.
What do you mean by Item and End Product?
The Item is what you purchase from Executive Showcase. The End Product is what you build with that Item.
Example: The Item is a presentation template; the End Product is the finalized strategic presentation for your company.
Am I allowed to modify the Item that I purchased?
Yes. You may and it is expected that you do customize our Items to fit the needs of your End Product.
Example: You could change the colors, text, and layout of a presentation template or add a completely new background.
What does non-exclusive mean?
Non-exclusive means that you are not the only person with access to the Item. Others will also be licensing and using the same Item.
I'm not sure if my use is covered. What should I do?
Contact us through Support and we will do our best to help you.
If you are a freelancer, you are allowed to create an End Product for a client using the License and charge them for your services - see the FAQ "I'm a freelancer/agency. Can I use the Item for an End Product I'm doing for a client?" for more information.
Is the License the same thing as an editorial license?
No, our License is for a free End Product (whether or not the Item is used in the End Product in an editorial way).
Can I re-distribute an Item?
No. You can't license Items and then make them available to others 'as-is' (as a stand-alone Item or as stock).
Example: You can't buy a presentation template and distribute it as a template, source files and all.
What is a single application?
A single application means one unique End Product (which can be copied and made available to end users of that product). The End Product depends on the nature of the Item - for an Item like a presentation template, the End Product is the final, unique presentation, which can be used in unlimited ways.
Our license is single application,
Example: A presentation template can only be customized to create one customized presentation. If you want to create a second presentation (perhaps for a different company) from the same template, you must purchase another license.
My End Product will be distributed via multiple mediums. Do I need one license for each medium?
No. As long as it is all the same End Product, you can distribute it via different mediums without having to purchase new licenses.
Example: With a single license, you could present your presentation on a video-conference and as a handout in a meeting room.
Are Item "packs/bundles" still limited to a single End Product?
Each Item within the "pack/bundle" (multiple existing marketplace Items grouped together and Sold as a new unique Item) essentially gets its own license. Meaning each Item can be used on a maximum of one End Product.
Example: If you purchase a pack of 2 presentations, you could use each presentation to create a different strategy or combine them into one.
Can I use the Item in different End Products?
No. Items purchased from Executive Showcase are limited to a single End Product.
Am I allowed to use an Item in an "on demand", "made to order" or "build it yourself" product or service (example: online video or animation rendering services, "create your own" presentation generators)?
Can multiple people within my company have access to the Item?
Yes. If you purchased a single-use license, access should only be given to people working on the single End Product incorporating that Item.
Example: You could give all of your work team access to the same presentation template so they can all work on customizing different pieces.
Can I store the Item on an intranet so everyone has access?
No, Items must be stored in a location where only those who need them have access. If you purchased a single-use license, once the Item has been used in a single End Product, the only place you should store it is in the archive files for that End Product.
I'm a freelancer/agency. Can I use the Item for an End Product I'm doing for a client?
Yes. You are essentially buying the file on your client's behalf. Whether a regular or Extended License is needed will depend on your client's use of the End Product. With the License, you are allowed to charge your client for creating the End Product. Once you transfer the End Product to the client (example: giving them the source file for the Item), be sure to link your client to our licenses and delete the Item itself from your computer.
Example: If you created a compensation tracking tool for a client using a purchased spreadsheet template, you could give him the End Product as long as you deleted it and linked the client to our license.
Is my license transferable?
Generally, your license is not transferable. There are a few exceptions:
In all of these cases, be sure to point the client / customer / recipient to the license terms and delete the Item from your own systems.
Example: You use a presentation template to create your own customized industry specific strategy. Later, you Sell that strategy to someone else. You are allowed to do this, but you then must delete all corresponding files from your systems.
Can I license an Item and then use components from it, instead of using the entire Item?
Yes, to some extent. You can modify an Item and so you are allowed to delete components from it that you don't want (still only using the Item in one End Product). But you are not allowed to take just one single component from an Item and use it on a stand-alone basis.
Example: You can delete unwanted components (like charts) from a presentation template. You may not take a photo from a template and use it on its own. You may not pull a graphic out of a presentation template and use it on its own.
Can I use an Item as an element of my logo or branding?
No, none of our Items can be trademarked.
Are warranties offered on the Items?
Yes, the Authors (sellers) warrant their Items. See the Executive Showcase Terms for details.
Do I need to protect the Items within my End Product from being re-used?
You should not permit end users of the End Product to extract an Item from the End Product. You should do this by technological means if feasible, or by other means, like in the user terms for your End Product.
Example: When you distribute the final presentation, send it as a PDF and be sure to not also upload the source file.
The Item I licensed was removed from Executive Showcase. What happens to my license?
Your license continues even if an Item is removed from Executive Showcase. We highly recommend you download an Item as soon as you have licensed it.
Is this Item still 'royalty free'?
Yes. Royalty free means you pay for the Item once for each End Product, and you don't need to pay any additional or ongoing fees for each person who sees or uses it. This is separate to whether you need a clearance from the owner of rights in the real world product or trademark within an Item.
Do I need to buy a new PowerPoint template license each time that I present it?
No. You can display/deliver the final presentation as many times as you need under the one license.
As an Author, do I need to pay to use my own Items within the applicable license terms?
No. You can use your own Items for Free in your freelance work for clients. If you are exclusive, remember you can not distribute your own Items elsewhere.
Example: You could use your own presentation template for your client's new strategy.
As an Author, can I add special requirements to the license terms for my file?
No. The Executive Showcase License applies to all Items, for consistency.
I'm an exclusive Author. Someone has approached me to buy my Item on different license terms. Can I do this?
No, if you are an exclusive Author then please point the Buyer back to the Executive Showcase site to license the Item under the usual license terms.
Can I purchase an Item to use as a small element within a larger project that I plan to Sell as a template? For example, could I purchase a presentation template, and use some of the charts and data as support for another presentation template I plan to sell?
No, use of Items in larger projects are not allowed under the license.