LIMITED LICENSE – TERMS AND CONDITIONS
a. “Long Winter Studios” or “LWS” or “We” refers to the registered business “Long Winter Studios LLC,” and/or its successor or affiliated company(s).
b. The “Character(s)” refer to any and all copyrightable or non-copyrightable parts or elements of the 3D asset(s), including but not limited to, the 3D software files, the design, the look, the modeling, the name, and the rigging or articulation, along with any other unique and/or protectable aspect or element of the Character(s).
c. The “Tool(s)” refer to any and all copyrightable or non-copyrightable parts or elements of the 3D software plug-in(s) or script(s), including but not limited to, the 3D software files, the design, the name, along with any other unique and/or protectable aspect or element of the Tool(s).
d. “You” refers to each licensee or recipient of the Character(s) and/or Tool(s). “You” may be individuals or organizations.
e. To “modify” the Character or Tools means to copy from, modify or adapt all or part of the work in any fashion requiring copyright or other permission from Long Winter Studios, other than the making of an exact copy. The resulting work is a “modified version” of the earlier work.
f. To “convey” a work means any kind of sale or distribution that enables other parties to make or receive copies.
g. A “subscription” in an ongoing, annual, paid membership to LongWinterMembers.com.
2. Limited Use License: Unless and until terminated by Long Winter Studios, Long Winter Studios hereby grants You a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right to use the Character(s) and/or Tool(s) under the terms and conditions provided for herein.
3. Limited Warranty:
a. Long Winter Studios warrants only that (i) it is the sole and legitimate owner of The Character and The Tool and (ii) that is has the right to license such product to You.
b. Neither Long Winter Studios nor any third parties provide any other warranty or guarantee as to non-infringement, performance, completeness, merchantability or suitability of the Character and/or Tool and related materials, for any particular purpose. Long Winter Studios and/or other parties provide the Character and Tool “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. You acknowledge that such software files and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors, and we expressly disclaim liability for any such performance, inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law. Furthermore, Long Winter Studios shall have no obligation of any kind to You regarding a claim of infringement or any other misuse of the Character or Tool arising from Your use of The Character or Tool in breach of this License.
a. Your use of The Character and/or Tool or associated materials is entirely at Your own risk, for which Long Winter Studios shall not be liable. It shall be Your own responsibility to ensure that the Character or Tool meets Your specific requirements.
b. In no event will Long Winter Studios be liable to You for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the Character or Tool, including, without limitation, loss of business or profits, even if we receive notice in advance that these kinds of damages might result.
5. Basic Permissions: All rights granted under these terms affirm Your permission to use the Character and/or Tool in any and all permitted ways.
a. You may use The Character/Tool in any educational application, with the exception of the unpermitted uses described below.
b. LWS assets may be used for commercial use. A commercial license must be purchases directly from LWS. NOT ALL PURCHASES ARE COMMERCIAL.
c. Use of The Character/Tool is permitted for non-students.
d. Use of The Character/Tool is permitted for students of any traditional school, college, university, workshop, or learning center.
e. Upon the termination of a subscription, you are responsible for the termination of all LWS assets by all users who have received LWS assets through your subscription.
6. Unpermitted Uses: Your unauthorized use of The Character/Tool may give rise to a claim for damages. Unpermitted Uses include the following:
a. You may not use the Character/Tool for or in connection with any animation, picture, content, production, or purpose which:
i. is pornographic, sexually explicit, lewd, obscene, or excessively violent,
ii. promotes or condones illegal activities, or
iii. incites hate or violence against an ethnic or religious or other protected group.
b. Long Winter Studios reserves the right to judge what usage may fall into those categories. You may contact Long Winter Studios if a particular use is in question.
c. For any Unpermitted Use, you are not granted any rights under this License, and You may not download, possess, use, animate, study, disassemble, reverse engineer, modify, or convey the Character/Tool for any such Unpermitted Use.
d. Use of characters must cease with the end or termination of a subscription, or when the user is no longer part of the organization which holds the subscription.
7. Attribution: You agree to prominently attribute the source of the Character in each permitted use, either on the screen during any presentation, image, or animation, or in the credits at the beginning or end of any production or use of the Character. The attribution should say: (for example, when using the “Gunter” character) “Gunter character courtesy of LongWinterStudios.com”. Attribution need not be made for use of Long Winter Studios Tool(s).
8. Distribution: You may not sell, distribute or otherwise convey the Character/Tool to others. You agree to make every reasonable effort to keep others from accessing the files from your computer(s), including but not limited to emailing, file sharing, peer-to-peer file sharing, or providing others an unauthorized weblink (one not provided by Long Winter Studios).
9. Modifications: You may make any modifications to the Character for your personal use, provided it is not an Unpermitted Use, providing You prominently attribute Long Winter Studios as the source of The Character, as indicated above. You may not sell, distribute or otherwise convey modifications to others, without express written permission from Long Winter Studios, which may be withheld in its sole and absolute discretion. In order to distribute modified versions of the Character, You may first send the modified version of the Character to Long Winter Studios for any possible further distribution. See below for more information.
10. Conveying Verbatim Copies: You may not distribute or convey verbatim (exact) copies of The Character/Tool.
11. Conveying Modified Copies: You may not sell, distribute or otherwise convey modified copies of the Character/Tool, without express written permission from Long Winter Studios. In order to distribute modified versions of the Character, you may send the modified version of the Character to Long Winter Studios for possible distribution at LongWinterStudios.com. Send any inquiries or modified Character files via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. Termination: You may use the Character/Tool as expressly provided under this License. Any Unpermitted Use or prohibited conveying of the Character/Tool will automatically terminate your rights under this License and subject You to penalties allowed under all applicable laws.
13. Dispute Resolution: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this License, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The prevailing party shall be entitled to attorney’s fees.
14. Severability: If any provision of this agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, all other provisions shall nevertheless continue in full force and effect.
15. Modification and Waiver: A modification or waiver of the provisions of this License shall be effective only if made in writing. The failure of Long Winter Studios to insist upon strict performance of any of the provisions of this License shall not be construed as a waiver of Long Winter Studios’s rights arising out of any subsequent default of the same or similar nature.
16. Assignability: You shall not be entitled to assign Your rights or obligations under this License without the written consent of Long Winter Studios.
17. Pricing: Long Winter Studios holds it’s right to set pricing for it’s products. Prices of products and subscriptions are subject to change.
18. Compliance with Laws: You agree that, in using The Character/Tool under the terms and condition of this License, You shall comply with all Applicable Laws. As used herein, “Applicable Laws” shall mean any statute, law, ordinance, regulation, requirement, order or rule of any state or the federal government or any state or federal governmental agency or regulatory body, or any state or federal governmental or administrative interpretation of any laws, rules or regulations all to the extent applicable to the products, services or obligations described in this License.
19. Governing Law: This License, and any dispute relating to or arising out of it, shall be governed by the laws of the state of Utah, without regard to that state’s conflicts of law provisions.
20. Entire Agreement: This License shall supersede any and all prior and existing agreements, whether oral or in writing, hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof, and contains all of the covenants and agreements with respect to the subject matter of this license. You acknowledge that neither Long Winter Studios nor anyone on behalf of Long Winter Studios has made any representations, inducements, promises or agreements, orally or otherwise, respecting the subject matter of this License which are not embodied herein.
END OF LIMITED LICENSE – TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Neil (verified owner) –
Having been a member of Long Winter Studios for a while I was excited by their new membership system and being able to have access to all of their excellent characters and for only $10 a month, it was a must for me.
When I first accessed the characters through Maya I did experience some issues. Andrew was extremely helpful when I contacted him and took time out of his busy day to work with me to fix the issues, He was extremely determined to sort out the problem and get me started, which was some of the best customer service I have had anywhere.
I would highly recommend this Membership to any animator out there as you will have access to some of the best character rigs available. All the characters I have used to date are extremely user friendly and you can get some great looking poses and overall brilliant animations with them.
In my opinion an amazing product and a must have for any animator.
Great job Long Winter Studios I’m looking forward to seeing what becomes available in the future.
William (verified owner) –
Definitely worth it. The new Rigging system is very good. For the amount of content offered in a world where good rigs are somewhat hard to come across (unless in a school) this is a fantastic deal.
Jason (verified owner) –
This is a great deal. Access to all these appealing characters (with solid rigging) for such a low price? I’m sold. I haven’t needed any customer service yet, but I hear they have been very helpful.