TERMS OF SERVICE

 

Covers in Color Terms of Service - Effective October 7, 2019

These are the terms set forth relating to our business practices. This relates to all services we provide and is subject to change without notification.

Cover art

Cover art is designed by Covers in Color with the use of licensed stock photography, stock images, vectors, illustrations, or licensed photography directly from the photographer, illustrator, or legal owner of the featured image(s). Any image used in our cover art is protected under the license agreements obtained and must have a model release, unless otherwise noted. No image is sold without an appropriate license. 

Stock Photography

Stock images or native files are not provided to the client. This is to protect the copyright of our work as well as to ensure we adhere to any license requirements for stock photography etc.
Upon purchase of a cover design, you are held responsible to adhere to and maintain the terms and conditions related to the stock image(s) used in your cover art. Covers in Color will provide a copy of the terms or agreement upon request.


Font Use

Covers in Color will only use fonts that have been licensed for commercial use.


Exclusivity

All pre-designed cover art is created and sold to one customer on a first come-first serve basis. Custom cover art is created specifically for one author or publisher and is never re-created for another client. Covers in Color does utilize stock photography and images to develop designs, meaning that other companies, designers, authors, etc. could use the same image(s) for their own work. Covers in Color cannot be held responsible in this event.

Rejection of a Project

Covers in Color maintains the right to reject any project we feel is not a good fit for our company or that encompasses questionable or offensive items.

Payment


Work for any pre-designed material must be paid for in entirety before we deliver the final products to you for use.
For custom work we require a 50% deposit prior to starting any work on your project. This is to hold your spot on our schedule. This fee becomes non-refundable once work has begun on your design project. You will be billed for the remaining amount, which must be paid in full prior to handing off the final cover art or design for your use.


Refunds

For pre-designed materials Covers in Color will not issue a refund once the final designs have been released to you for any cover art or other design material.
For custom cover work – you’re entitled to receive your full 50% deposit on any project that has not started.