These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of PLUGMON’s Website(“the website”).
You must read and agree to these terms and conditions to purchase products or download contents of the website. By purchasing any products or downloading any contents, you are considered to make an agreement to the terms and conditions.
It is tiresome to read through these formal documents, but it is necessary for you to be well informed of licenses, refund availability, update guarantee and so on, before making any purchase or download. To make it more readable, (though uncommon in such documents,) we highlighted some of the important sentences.
- 1.1. License Extent
Unless otherwise stated, PLUGMON(“we”) own the intellectual property rights for all material on the website. All intellectual property rights are reserved.
You can install our contents on multiple computers as long as they belong solely to you. All products’ licenses are single-user licenses. Products are licensed to you, not sold to you. You must not republish, resell, rent, re-distribute, transfer or sub-license any contents from the website. Also, any similar acts that will violate our copyrights are not allowed.
Summarizing the above, you must not copy, move or upload any files of our products to any other computers except yours.
- 1.2. Cloud Storage
The exceptional places where you can upload our product files are private cloud storages e.g. Dropbox. But the files uploaded must be kept private so that no other person can get the access to them.
- 1.3. Modifying and Sharing
You can personally customize/modify our products (these are called “derivative works” in copyright law), but you must not publish, distribute or sell those derivative works. You have to make it from scratch if you want to publish it.
If you want to share your customization of our products, you can accomplish it by sharing only the differences you make, not the whole package, and let other users overwrite on their own. If you want to share script customization, you can share only the lines you write, and tell other users where to paste/replace it. As long as you share only what you make completely by your own (= not a modification or copy of our resources), we have no authority to prohibit it.
- 1.4. Refunding
Since all our products are digital ones, refunding is in principle not available. An appropriate reason (e.g. Themes cause DAW to crash, graphics look glitchy according to screen environment…) shall override this principle, but we reserve the right to judge.
- 2.1. Usage of Skins
You can freely take photos or screenshots, record videos of our skins and share them. But as mentioned above, any acts violating our copyright are prohibited. For example, you cannot divert any image or any part of the scripts to any other projects unless we approve it.
- 2.2. Usage of Presets
You can use our presets or samples in your music production, regardless of whether it is commercial or not. But as mentioned above, any acts violating our copyright are prohibited. For example, though some of our presets include wavetables, with which you can create new presets by your own, you cannot publish those presets along with our wavetables packaged (because it virtually means you resell our wavetables).
On the other hand, you can sell sound files made with our presets if they’re exported as audio files such as wav, aif, mp3. Since no one can restore presets from audio files, we have no reason to discourage them. In that case, we’d be rather happy if you let us know about it.
- 3.1. Discontinuance
Though we try our best to continue developing/updating our products, we reserve the right to discontinue or suspend our products at anytime without any preliminarily notification.
- 3.2. Updates
Updates will also be done without preliminarily notification. We don’t constitute an obligation of keeping or serving older versions of our products. On update, we will overwrite & dismiss the older ones.
If there’s a major update on a synth, the skin for which we provide, we may distribute the new one and the old one in parallel, but we’re not obliged to.
- 3.3. Price Changes
We reserve the right to change the price of our products at anytime without notification. You won’t be charged the difference when price is raised. Nor will the difference be sent back when price is lowered.
- 3.4. Important Changes
- 4.1. Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by law, we are not liable for any loss of data, damage to your computer or any other unwelcome results. You use our products at your own risk.
- 4.2. Applicable Low
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan, without reference to principles of conflicts of laws.
(Oct 23, 2018 – Published)
(Apr 1, 2020 – Modified)