Terms of Service

These Terms of Service are a legal agreement between you, either an individual or a single legal entity (“You” or “you”), and HotThemes. Please read the following Terms and Conditions carefully. Your purchase or use of our products or services implies that you have read and accepted these Terms of Service. These Terms of Service are valid only for our WordPress products.

License Agreement

All of WordPress products (WordPress themes and WordPress plugins) are released under the GNU/GPLv2 GPL version 2.0 license. HotThemes grants you license to use the software (WordPress themes and WordPress plugins) sold through our web site in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

You can buy single WordPress theme or plugin license. In this case, you are buying one product only. You are allowed to rebrand the product. You are allowed to remove HotThemes branding of the purchased product. You would be able to download individually purchased WordPress themes or plugins for 365 days after placing the purchase. Also, you are eligible to submit support tickets during this period. You have right to download the Photoshop source PSD file and demo installer.

You have two options when subscribing for WordPress membership (WordPress theme club):

  • Developer Plan: You can download all themes and plugins released by the date of your subscription. You can download all themes and plugins released 90 days from the date of your subscription. You are licensed to use themes and plugins on unlimited number of domains. You have rights to download the Photoshop source PSD files and demo installer files. You are allowed to remove HotThemes branding of downloaded themes. When your subscription expire, if you don’t renew it, you won’t be able to download updates of themes and plugins. Also, without an active subscription, you won’t be able to submit support tickets. You have rights to download the Photoshop source PSD files and demo installer files.
  • Professional Plan: You can download all themes and plugins released by date of your subscription. You can download all themes and plugins released 365 days from the date of your subscription. You are licensed to use themes and plugins on unlimited number of domains. You have rights to download the Photoshop source PSD files and demo installer files. You are allowed to remove HotThemes branding of downloaded themes. When your subscription expires, if you don’t renew it, you won’t be able to download updates of themes and plugins. Also, without an active subscription, you won’t be able to submit support tickets.

Modifications

You are authorized to make modification(s) to our products to fit your purposes or requests of your client(s). The PHP code portions of WordPress themes and WordPress plugins that interact via linking with the WordPress are released under the GPL version 2.0 license (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html GNU/GPLv2). Unless otherwise stated, all images, cascading style sheets, non-linked PHP and included JavaScript are NOT GPL, and are released under a proprietary license may not be redistributed or repackaged for use other than those allowed by the Terms of Service

Ownership

All WordPress themes and WordPress plugins downloaded from this website are property of HotThemes. You may not claim intellectual or exclusive ownership to any of our products, modified or unmodified. Our products are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. In no event shall our juridical person be liable for any damages including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages or other losses arising out of the use of or inability to use our products.

Refund policy

We offer refunds to any unsatisfied customer up to 30 days after the purchase was made. If you would like your money back, simply contact us.

Warranty

HotThemes does not warranty or guarantee these WordPress themes and WordPress plugins or information found on this website in any manner. We cannot guarantee they will function with all 3rd party software. Browser compatibility should be tested on our demo site http://demo.hot-themes.com/wordpress prior to license or club membership purchase. Please ensure that the browsers you use will work with our products as we can not guarantee that HotThemes products will work with all browser combination.

Support

HotThemes does not offer support related to WordPress or 3rd party’s software. We offer support only for our WordPress themes and WordPress plugins. You are welcome to post if you have fair WordPress knowledge and your question is related to:

  • Finding and resolving errors in our products.
  • Questions about installation of our products on your server.
  • Instructions how to use our products.
  • General questions about our products.

In the following and any other cases, support staff may not reply your question or may delete your post without prior notice:

  • If you are a total WordPress beginner and ask for WordPress related support.
  • Questions about modifications of our products. If you decide and have rights to modify our products, we are not obligated to help you in this process.

Title Passage

If you purchase rights to use our software using a digital distribution method (i.e., you download the theme(s) or plugin(s) from our authorized site), our obligation to deliver the theme copy(s) to you shall be complete at such time as, and place where, the software(s) are first made available to you for download (i.e., at the physical location of our server). At that time and place, all risk of loss of your copy of the downloaded software(s) shall pass to you.

Media files used for demonstration purposes

You acknowledge that the site contains or may contain material (collectively the “Content”) which is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights; therefore, you are only permitted to use the material as expressly authorized by HotThemes. You may not transfer or sell, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part, except with an expressly permitted Agreement from the developer. Content used in our Demos and HotStarts are used for demonstration purposes only and should not be used in any live environment without the express permission of HotThemes or any other copyright holder.

All images, icons, fonts and other media files on our template demonstrations located on the address http://demo.hot-themes.com/wordpress are used for demonstration purposes only. All those media files are taken from the free Internet resources. As per our best knowledge, those media files are not copyrighted. Some of other media files are licensed for use by HotThemes. However, after installation of the product you bought from us, you should change all media files used for theme demonstration with your own files or license them for using on your site.

If your copyright has been violated

HotThemes provides templates by in-house and freelance designers and programmers. HotThemes prohibit our designers from using materials that infringes third party intellectual property rights (such as copyright, trademark, trade dress and right of publicity) in their designs. The intellectual property rights owners may contact us if they believe that a designer has infringed their rights. If you let us know that your rights are being infringed by one of our designers or programmers, we will remove the design or software in question from products and, if the designer or programmer continues to infringe your rights, terminate our agreement with the designer or programmer. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been infringed by one of our designer or programmer, please contact us immediately.

Branding

WordPress is a registered trademark of Automattic Inc. HotThemes is not affiliated with Automattic Inc. or WordPress.

Privacy Policy

Please read separate Privacy Policy page that’s available on this website. By your agreement with this Terms of Service you also confirm that you read and agree with our Privacy Policy.

Changes in this document

HotThemes reserves the right to change or modify current Terms of Service with no prior notice. We may change this Terms of Service from time to time. Changes to this Terms of Service are effective upon posting.  Please check back periodically for updates. If at any point we decide to use change this document in a manner that is materially different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users have a choice to request their data to be deleted from our database by contacting us at any time.

Last updated on January 9, 2016