Standard Design Engagement Terms
Updated June 19, 2019
The short version: I design things, you get to use them, the designs remains copyrighted by me – unless we agree otherwise.
The following terms and conditions shall apply to all client engagements during which Ari M. Weinstein (Ari) is designing, creating, or directing the production of Work for the benefit of the Client (You). Work (or Works) includes text, images, and any combination of same into a finished work for commercial use. Examples include but are not limited to illustrations, logos, lettering, marketing materials, merchandise, websites and web-page components etc.
Upon payment for services, Ari grants the Client a commercial use license for all Work(s). Client may use Work(s) for their own commercial enterprise(s) in promotions, on publications, on merchandise etc. unless otherwise agreed in writing.
Client is not required to credit or attribute Work to Ari.
Unless negotiated otherwise in a separate agreement, Ari retains a publicity right to display Work as his creation on his Websites and Social Media channels (Channels). Ari is not required to provide a link to the Client’s business or Channels, but may do so at his sole discretion.
All Work is copyrighted by Ari M. Weinstein, in accordance with U.S. Copyright law which grants this right to creators.
In accordance with Copyright law, clients may not resell any work by Ari as their own creation.
Work that a client wishes to own outright, for example in order to copyright themselves or for a trademark filing, requires a separate Rights Transfer Agreement in writing with terms to be negotiated by the parties.
No License Grant on Ari’s Channels
Channels include all social media platforms, other websites and applications on which Ari posts his Work for display. Work published on any of Ari’s Channels is copyrighted by Ari and/or Client(s) and may not be copied, downloaded, transmitted or reproduced by any means without express written permission of the copyright holder(s).
Limitation of Liability
Ari shall not be liable for any claims that arise against a client in connection with any Work. Client agrees to indemnify Ari for any such claims that may arise.
ALL WORK IS PROVIDED AS-IS WITH NO WARRANTIES AS TO ITS SUITABILITY OR UTILITY FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.