Time for the T & Cs..
The free downloads on this site are for non-profit/personal use only. For business and commercial projects you must buy a standard or extended commercial license (see bottom of page).
When you download the free sets you are automatically bound by the following terms.
Mels Brushes free graphics sets are protected under a Creative Commons, Attribution, Non-Commercial license. You are required to link/credit back to this site when you use the brushes.
You may re-distribute these sets for download on your own site, but you must mention Mels Brushes, host the zipped set on your own server, link back to this site and not take credit for the designs as your own.
Please make sure that you specify that the graphics are for personal use only (link to the license page here)
The CC license means that you can use the graphics for:
- Personal blog designs
- Personal artwork
- Design work for charity (though contact me first please)
- College or schoolwork
- Artwork for community/fundraising events
- Education (in schools, for worksheets/posters etc)
- Other uses that do not make you or anyone else money
You can’t use them in any work that will make money unless you buy a license. For example..
- As part of your business web site
- Commercial graphic design for yourself or a client
- Web site templates or commercial blog themes for re-sale
- Design portfolios
- Commercial blogs (blogs that support a business or sell advert space)
- Corporate logos and branding
- Re-selling the sets
- Digital scrapbooking commercial kits
- CD covers
- Magazines, advertising or other printed products for sale
- Business cards
- Commercial signage or advertising
If you wish to use the graphic sets on a non profit project, but WITHOUT a credit, you must purchase a commercial license.
Please note: Commercial usage of my work without permission will incur a fine and/or legal action.
You can buy a commercial license for the free sets from my shop. When you check out you can specify which graphics set you would like to use, plus your name and business name. The sets cost £4.00 each to use commercially and cover you for up to 500 impressions.
The standard license is limited to a maximum of 500 reproductions, whether in print on online. So if you use a design for digital scrapbooking sets, for example, you could only sell a maximum of 500 copies. If using the designs for print, you could for example, only print 500 copies of a flyer, CD cover, magazine etc.
Extended Licenses/ Logo licenses
For high quantities of reproduction (over 500), you can either buy a standard license again (thus adding another 500 impressions), or you may buy an extended license.
For print/tangible/web goods:
Unlimited reproduction, or use of the designs for business logos is £20
Resale licence (to sell the design ‘as is’ in any format is £150
Remember that you are buying a license to use the design, not the design itself. I retain the copyright to the design.
Please contact me about extended licenses, stating your full name, address, and the usage you require.
Please contact melsbrushes.co.uk for advice if you’re unsure about the type of license you need for your project. You may be asked to produce your proof of purchase/print run receipt if there is doubt as to your usage of my images.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless MelsBrushes against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or related to a breach of this Agreement, the use of this site and the use or the inability of use of any Image, your failure to abide by any restriction regarding the use of an Image, or any claim by a third party related to the use of an Image.
MELSBRUSHES PROVIDES THE WEBSITE AND IMAGES ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. I OFFER NO WARRANTY, EXPLICIT OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY IMAGES, THE WEBSITE, THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION, OR ANY RIGHTS OR LICENSES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. MELSBRUSHES DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE IMAGES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THEIR USE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.
MELSBRUSHES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY GENERAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR LOST PROFITS OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE IMAGES.
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