Licensing

Learn more about HBM licensing

What license do I need?

Personal Use

Our fonts are free for personal use, this means that if you do not intend to use it in work that earns any money then you can use the font freely personal works.

 

Commercial Use

If your an individual or company then you will require a license, our licenses are not limited or tiered which means you can purchase a commercial license and design logos, posters, signage, apparel etc. for yourself or your client(s) and sell the material for profit. Our licenses are not time limited so once you buy the license, you can use it for as long as you want. Note that licenses are not required for donationware fonts.

 

Donationware

Our donationware fonts are free to use for whatever you wish, be it commercial or personal works, however, you are encouraged to donate. The donation amount is up to you.

Personal or Commercial - whats the difference?

If you are using the font for your own personal use and not earning money from it then it is non-commercial. If you design a logo or website or any other media which you make money from then it’s commercial use. We recommend that for commercial use of donationware that you donate as it helps us keep track of popular resources and allows us to extend those resources.

 

Examples of personal use:

gifts/cards for family or friends

Personal invitations

Used in an academic setting

Personal social network banners

Promotional material for non-profit charities/companies

 

Examples of commercial use:

Promotional products made for your business

Gifts/cards to be sold at craft fairs or online

Apparel to be sold in person or online

Profit generating websites and blogs

Logos (which you can copyright, however, the typeface itself will not be copyright to you)

Advertisement or promotional material for profit

How do I receive my ordered font(s)?

Once your order is completed, you’ll be directed to a page where you can download your purchases. Additionally you will also receive an email with an invoice and download links.

I don't have paypal, how can I pay?

All our payments are processed through Paypal & Paypal express for your protection, however, you do not need a Paypal account to check out with Paypal. You can use your credit/debit card for the transaction as with any other site.

Who is the copyright holder of the font/resource?

Here Be Monsters (monsterswithin.com) as well as Big and Little Minion. That means you don’t have to worry about any copyright issues when using one of our fonts or resources.

I want to use your font for a publicity campaign/advertisement/logo/product, is that ok?

Yes, of course! If you want to donate even better! We’re always interested to see work made with our fonts/resources so if you want you can even send us a preview (visit our contact page). We may also wish to feature your work on our social media so please be sure to say in the email if you do NOT wish to have it shared.

I want to use your font for a company that is involved in deforestation/oil and gas drilling/pornography, is that ok?

No. HBM does not allow any of our fonts or resources to be used for what we deem to be a negative campaign, including racist, anti-semitic, anti-muslim or any other hate or abusive industry. Not only will HBM put a stop to your use of the font you may also get a visit from the Minions!

I like your font but I wish to change it or extend it, is that ok?

No you cannot alter, change or build upon HBM fonts. If you like a font but wish it to be different in some way please contact us (via our contact page) and we may work on creating that font for public release.

Do I need to credit you when I use one of HBM's fonts or resources?

Although it would be nice of you, you don’t have to! Much like I don’t have to feed the minions biscuits but I do out of the kindness of my own heart.

End User License Agreement

This End User License Agreement is a legal agreement between you and Here Be Monsters (HBM) and becomes a binding contract between you and Here Be Monsters upon receiving, opening the file package, and/or using HBM font software, you agree that this End User User License Agreement (EULA) is a legally binding and valid contract and agree to be bound by it. You agree to abide by the intellectual property laws and all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. This agreement governs the terms of use for certain font software that is transmitted to you by Here Be Monsters, collectively with any media, source code, images, electronic documentation, updates, digital or print representations, add-ons, artwork, web services and any other material that may be transmitted to you in connection with the font software now or in the future. Upon purchase, Here Be Monsters grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license, without the right to sub-license, to use the font software within the terms, conditions and restrictions of this agreement. If you do not wish to enter into this Agreement, do not install the Font Software.

 

By using HBM fonts software you agree to the following terms:

  1. The HBM font software is licensed for use by the one person/company invoiced for the software only. If the company changes hands or is used by someone other than you/your company you will need to acquire a further license (note: you do not require multiple licenses for producing printed end works featuring font software, but cannot pass on or trade the font software to end-user; see term 4).
  2. You are not permitted to rename, modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, alter, disassemble or otherwise copy the HBM font software.
  3. You agree to purchase the license for the font software as is. Refunds will not be accepted if your software does not support HBM font software.
  4. If you are a design or advertising agency or you are purchasing a license on behalf of such an entity, the ultimate end-user (client) should also purchase a license appropriate for their intended use of the font software.
  5. Embedding of the Font Software in a PDF document is allowed, provided that the extraction of the Font Software is prohibited. The PDF must be configured to be non-editable and secured, to prevent the alteration of any text, by any party other than you/your company.
  6. You shall use HBM font software in compliance with all applicable laws and not for any unlawful purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, use, display or distribution of HBM font software together with material that is pornographic, racist, vulgar, obscene, defamatory, libelous, abusive, promoting hatred, discriminating or displaying prejudice based on religion, ethnic heritage, race, sexual orientation or age is strictly prohibited.
  7. Here Be Monsters’s name, logo and graphics file that represents HBM font software  shall not be used in any way to promote products developed with HBM font software. Here Be Monsters retains sole and exclusive ownership of all right, title and interest in and to HBM font software and all Intellectual Property rights relating thereto.
  8. Here Be Monsters makes no warranties, express or implied as fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise, without limiting the foregoing, In no event (including, without limitation, in the event of negligence) will Here Be Monsters , its employees, agents or distributors be liable for any consequential, incidental, indirect, special or punitive damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, loss of use, business interruption, loss of information or data, or pecuniary loss), in connection with the use or inability to use the HBM font software even if notified in advance. Under no circumstances shall Here Be Monsters’ liability exceed the replacement cost of the software.