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Copyright and Template Usage Questions

This is a series of articles about web design templates usage terms. Important notes about copyright are included. Please, use the navigation buttons below or main navigation menu to browse the subject matters.

GPL license and templates: things you should keep in mind

Copyright and Template Usage Questions
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October 19 2016
The GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free software - to make sure the software is free for all its users. This General Public License applies to most of the Free Software Foundation's software and to any other program whose authors commit to using it.
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May I install the template into the test server and then move it to any other location?

Yes, you can install the template on your localhost or test server and then move the website to another domain.…
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Is it okay to keep the template sample images on my site or should I change them?

You can keep the sample data images on your website but only as a part of the template. Do not use the template sample images for any other projects of yours. Any kind of separate usage or distribution is strictly prohibited.…
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Will I be able to remove the templatemonster reference from template footer?

Yes, you will be able to remove the TemplateMonster reference from your website. You can contact Technical Support team to get instructions for your specific template.…
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Does a watermark covers logo after purchasing?

No, it doesn’t. The watermarks are not present on your purchased logo template. We add watermark to protect our template from fraud .…

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If I buy a template, do I have exclusive ownership of it?

You will get exclusive ownership only in case purchasing the template by unique price, and you will get it on your customized website, as for original template files, copyright remains ours.…

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Do I have to provide a link back or give you credit for the design?

No, we neither require any reference links to our site, nor any credits on our design of your template. After purchasing the template you are allowed to make any changes you need, and add any information you wish about the website’s manufacturers.…

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Do you have any warranties from independent design providers?

We strictly control uniqueness and originality of the templates, created by our designers. Out-office designers are working according to our Freelance non-exclusive License Agreement. Which claimed that the files provided by designer, should be unique, include only legal sources, do not violate any copyright, and also files should not be published before .…

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Do you provide references on live websites, build on your templates?

Unfortunately due to our non-disclosure agreement, we are not allowed to provide you with live examples of our customer website, build on templates from our store.…

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How can I get exclusive rights of this logo?

If you are interested in getting exclusive rights of the logo, you can easily purchase a logo template with “0? downloads by unique price and then register it. As you will purchase logo template by “Unique” price, it will be immediately removed from our database forever, so nobody will be able to purchase it. …

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How to find out how many people downloaded a template?

You can check download statistics on template preview page, field ” Downloads” will display the current number of downloads of that particular template.…

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How to report a piracy?

In case you’ve noticed violation of our products copyright, it will be highly appreciated if you contact our Copyright and Legal Affairs Department by submitting a ticket at https://support.template-help.com/Tickets/Submit to report an infringement. The information that you submit will be held confidentially and will help us to defend the uniqueness and quality of our products. …

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If I develop websites for customers, can I use your templates?

Yes, you are free to purchase our templates for your client’s websites. This is a great solution for designers who wish to provide their customers with high-quality template but do not have enough time to start a new design from the scratch. However, since we do not handover the reselling rights you will be able to provide your customer with …

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Can I buy a template and put it on any number of web sites?

It depends on type of license that you have purchased. A regular license allows only one publication, on one server only. If you need to use the template on several domain, you will have to purchase that template for each website separately. But in case purchasing the template with a unique license you can use the template for an unlimited …

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In case I purchased a template and never used it – can I sell it?

According to our Terms of Use you are strictly prohibited to resell a template even if you have not used it. You can resell it only as a new customized project to your customer.…

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Is the price of the template a one-time fee?

Template price is one-time fee, with all taxes included. We provide lifetime usage licenses. There is no usage time limitations or additional charges. You may use the template as long as you need.

If you require another download of the template in the future you may contact our Support Department by submitting a ticket at template-help.com/tickets and you’ll be given …

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Is there any unchangeable signature in the template?

All our templates are protected with hidden information sign, which allows us to trace illegal sources distribution and help us to protect our products from piracy. These signs may be viewed only with special software that cannot be decoded unless you have the appropriate key code.…

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What is the difference between “Price” and “Unique Price”?

Non-unique price:

When purchasing our templates at a non-unique price, you will get all source files of the template, so you will be able to modify everything according to your preferences. Also you are allowed to customize and resale the ready made website based on the template in as one project only. Though, this is so for one purchase only. …

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Will I hold the copyright to a finished website?

The initial design copyright remains with the original template designer. If royalty-free images are used within the template, the copyright for those images remains with the original photographer or illustrator. Any text and original images which you include on your pages belong exclusively to you and you hold the copyright on those items.…

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Can I change the domain my template is assigned to?

Q: I bought a template and it is assigned to one domain, but I would like to move it to a different domain.

A: No problem. Just delete the template from the first domain, and install it on new one. If you want the template to be on both domains, you will need to buy an additional license. We can …

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Can I resell a purchased template?

Q: I would like to know if there is any legal or ethical obligation in regards to reselling a purchased template.

A: You may not place any of our products, whether modified or not on a diskette, CD, a website or any other alternative and offer them for another distribution or resale of any kind without prior written consent from …

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Can I use the graphics and layout of your site?

Can I use the graphics and layout of your site?
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Can I use your free sample templates on my site?

Yes, you can. Feel free to view and download these templates free of charge for educational purposes only. Our sample templates will help you evaluate the quality of our products and test your skills before the purchase. …

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Can I use your free clipart for creating my own sites?

No, you can’t. The Free Clipart Library images can be used only within our purchased templates. You cannot use these objects for other templates or designs or for reselling of designs. …

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