Non-Profit License

The Non-Profit license is a special desktop license, intended to serve individual designers and design studios to work on non-profit projects.

  • It is calculated based on the license owner’s company size and grants the right to install the purchased font files on all workstations within the same organisation or company and use the fonts to work on an unlimited amount of internal and external projects.
  • When purchasing a Non-Profit license, the amount of employees is to be set at checkout. If the amount significantly changes over time, the difference has to be purchased additionally, according to the self-check term under {3.2 Updates}.

With an Non-Profit license you are permitted to:

  • design various non-commercial applications for yourself, such as labels/inscriptions/letterings, portfolio designs, internal presentations and small print products like invitation cards.
  • use the fonts in small scale projects for friends and family, non-profit organisations of any size, off-spaces or individuals/collectives, who are e.g. independent artists and/or still dependent on help.

An Non-Profit license does not allow you to:

  • pass or transfer the font files to third parties or use them outside your organisation or company.
  • use the fonts to design complete visual identities, brandings or a logo for commercial individuals, organisations or companies.
  • use the fonts in digital products and websites, or resellable goods such as merchandise or NFTs.
  • Non-Profit licensed fonts are provided in OTF format and may not be converted into other formats and/or used online.

MzType wants to support non-profit applications and trusts licensees to be honest about the use of purchased fonts.
Not sure about a project meeting the requirements for a Non-Profit license? Feel free to get in touch and talk about it – it surely is worth to hear about anyway! →

Necessary information at check-out:
¹ License owner name: the person, company or organisation the fonts are licensed to.

1.0 Preamble

This End User License Agreement (EULA) is a contract between the licensee/s (“you”, customer and/or license owner) and the supplier (MzType, Marc Zenhäusern) for the purchased fonts, and legally binds all parties involved to the terms and conditions stated in this document.

By purchasing, downloading, installing, and/or using MzType’s fonts, you acknowledge that you have read and accepted the terms of this agreement. If you do not accept the terms and conditions set out in this EULA and the individual licenses, refrain from purchasing, downloading, installing, or using MzType’s fonts.

2.0 Definitions

2.1 Licensee

  • The license owner is the end user creating or using the output generated or designed with purchased font files.
  • The customer is the user purchasing font files on behalf of itself or a third party. In some cases the customer and license owner are the same entity.

2.2 Supplier
MzType is the type foundry of Marc Zenhäusern in Bern, Switzerland.

2.3 Typefaces and fonts
A typeface is the underlying visual design and consists of a particular set of glyphs (an alphabet and its corresponding accessories such as numerals, symbols and punctuation) that share a common design.
A font is an implementation of a specific style of the typeface, for a specific use case and medium.

2.4 Copyright and right of use
A digital font is a small software and licensed as such. Purchasing a font license grants the rights to use the font according to this EULA and its terms and conditions.
A licensee never owns the purchased font, but the right to use it alone. MzType / Marc Zenhäusern remains the only copyright owner. Any and all rights not expressly granted in this agreement including intellectual property rights are reserved to Marc Zenhäusern and MzType.

3.0 General Terms

Upon full payment MzType permits the licensee the non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable right to use the purchased font files according to its accompanying license, subject to the terms and conditions of this EULA.
Important: everything under {3.0 General Terms} applies to all individual licenses.

3.1 Refunds
All sales are final: once fonts are purchased from they are non-returnable and non-refundable.
If the font files are technically defective in any way, MzType will review – and if necessary – replace the files within 14 (fourteen) days after the purchase.

3.2 Updates
All licenses are based on specific metrics and by accepting this EULA you agree to keep your licenses up to date by comparing them at least once a year. If the results have significantly changed over time, the difference has to be purchased additionally. In case of mistrust MzType is allowed to contact the license owner and request current data.

3.3 Limitations
You are not authorised to sublicense, sell, lend, or lease the font software and may not convert, modify, or rename the original font files under any circumstances.
This includes:

  • open the original font files in an editing software in order to reveal its drawing, structure or code.
  • use the original font files to create a derivative or modified version of it, including creating characters for alphabets and languages not covered by the typeface in its current form, or designing a custom version of the typeface. Subsetting the character set or features in the font to reduce file size is allowed.

Any promotion of violence and/or discrimination with the use of MzType Typefaces is prohibited and the use in any form of political campaign or religious context needs to be authorised by MzType beforehand.

3.4 Customisation
A customised version of a typeface, additional glyphs or modifications to single glyphs can be created upon request.

3.5 Warranty
Font software is always used with third party devices/software and underlying ever-changing circumstances. Font files may therefore behave differently sometimes or not display 100% accurately. Although testing thoroughly, MzType does not and cannot warrant any performance or results the licensee may experience through use of the font software.

If you’re happy with a purchased typeface, please feel free to credit MzType in the imprint or colophon of your project.

MzType © Marc Zenhäusern, 2023