Terms and Conditions
By contacting Dauntless Cover Design the client agrees to the below-stated terms and conditions.
By contacting Dauntless Cover Design the client agrees to abide by the terms of any license agreement for any images purchased by Dauntless Cover Design through a third-party image provider for use in the client’s book cover design. The cost of cover design includes the STANDARD license to use stock images and is limited to a print-run of 500,000 units, or sales in the case of e-books or audiobooks. For books with a run over 500,000 units, the additional license has to be purchased by the client for each stock photo that has a major role on the cover design. If clients would like to use the cover design in any other way, other than eBook and paperback cover, (to print on mugs or T-shirts, etc.), the client is responsible for purchasing an Extended License.
Upon receipt of full payment, Dauntless Cover Design grants the client exclusive license to use the final cover design artwork.
The client agrees to abide by the terms of any license agreement for any stock images purchased by Dauntless Cover Design through a third-party image provider for use in the client’s book cover design. The cost of cover design includes the standard license (www.shutterstock.com/license-comparison ). Images used for the client’s cover are royalty-free; however, the photographer owns the copyright to those photographs.
IT IS THE CLIENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAINTAIN PROPER IMAGE LICENSING FOR ANY IMAGE USED IN THE COVER ART.
IF THE COVER IS DOWNLOADED GREATER THAN STIPULATED AMOUNT OR THE COVER IS USED IN A WAY THAT IS NOT COVERED WITH STANDARD LICENSE SO THAT THE COVER BREACHES THE STOCK PHOTO CONTRACT, IT IS AT THE CLIENT’S LIABILITY.
DAUNTLESS COVER DESIGN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PENALTIES BY STOCK PHOTO COMPANIES DUE TO LICENSING INFRINGEMENT.
If the client supplies Dauntless Cover Design with materials subject to intellectual property rights by a third-party, the client will secure the appropriate rights to use the materials before directing the designer to incorporate them into his/her project. Should any intellectual property dispute arise involving materials the client provides, the client assumes full legal and financial responsibility.
The client is fully responsible for proofing the book cover design provided by Dauntless Cover Design. It is strongly suggested that the client requests a proof from the printer before publishing or ordering any copies of the book. At no time will Dauntless Cover Design be held financially or legally responsible for any problems, costs, fees, or expenses incurred by the client as a result of using the book cover design.
Dauntless Cover Design will not be held liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind, including loss of revenues or profits, loss of business or reputation, or loss of data, in any way related to our services. Dauntless Cover Design is not responsible for any claim, loss, or injury based on errors or any other inaccuracies appearing on our site or in our clients’ written documents, including without limitation as a result of any breach of the terms and conditions of this agreement.
Dauntless Cover Design retains the right to use the client’s final book cover design, name, and book title in Dauntless Cover Design’s portfolio and to market and promote our services. Dauntless Cover Design retains copyright and ownership of all design and draft materials.
Furthermore, Dauntless Cover Design reserves the right to accept or decline any design request, or if it happens that after numerous revisions we decide that we’re getting nowhere – to cancel the project.
By hiring Dauntless Cover Design and using the final design, the client agrees to credit the company “Book cover designed by Dauntless Cover Design” inside the acknowledgments/copyright page of the book.
By contacting Dauntless Cover Design, the client accepts the above-stated terms and conditions without the need for a signed agreement; It is considered that the client accepts the above-stated terms and conditions the moment he/she emails Dauntless Cover Design.
It is strictly prohibited to resell the cover Dauntless Cover Design created for a specific client to someone else ( or offer it for sale) unless the client previously obtained a written statement from Dauntless Cover Design allowing him to do so.