Black Eden Designs Policies
SECTION I – COPYRIGHT
SUBSECTION 1 – BLACK EDEN DESIGNS RIGHTS
Black Eden Designs holds full copyright over all versions of all their designs and is allowed to use the design for promotional purposes on blackedenpublications.com.
Black Eden Designs reserves the right to reuse fonts, stock images, textures, actions, and certain other aspects structuring the cover that may have been previously used in other designs; however, the central, focus image will never be reused. In addition, each design is customized for each client with the exception of covers listed as ‘Pre-Mades.’
SUBSECTION 2– CLIENT’S RIGHTS
If the design has not been purchased and paid for in full, the design should not be displayed. Neither the client, nor any other individual third party, is permitted to claim the design as his or her, or their, own.
If Black Eden Designs designs an e-book cover, the client agrees to only have Black Eden Designs expand the design into a full wrap / paperback design. The client may neither expand the design on his or her own nor have a third party do so.
If Black Eden Designs designs a cover for a series (e-book or paperback), the client agrees to complete the series with Black Eden Designs as Black Eden Designs has the copyright to the design. Any designer who is commissioned by the client to complete a series by replicating a design is violating copyright held by Black Eden Designs. By commissioning another designer, the client is violating the copyright held by Black Eden Designs. Black Eden Designs reserves the right to take appropriate actions when copyrights are violated. If a series should be continued with another designer, the client agrees to completely alter the design with the new designer to avoid copyright violations.
SECTION II – PAYMENT
Black Eden Designs has the right to change design prices without notice. Black Eden Designs also reserves the right to reasonably adjust prices based on the amount of manipulation required and time investment needed to meet your vision and/or complete the commissioned work.
SUBSECTION 1– PAYMENT METHOD
Black Eden Designs accepts payment through PayPal. The client must pay for any extra fees these methods may require. The design prices do not include PayPal fees which is ((Cost of Services x 3.0%) + $.30).
SUBSECTION 2 – RETAINER FEE
Black Eden Designs requires a 50% retainer fee for all clients prior to beginning on commissioned worked. This retainer is non-refundable.
SECTION III – STOCK IMAGES & RESOURCES
Stock images in premade designs and custom designs are included within the purchase price. The client may incur an additional charge if stock images for your cover are not available from istockphotos.com or depositphotos.com.
If exclusive stock photography is used, the photographer and the model MUST be credited in either the copyright or acknowledgements page.
Black Eden Designs will place the crediting information on the back cover of a full wrap/paperback design.
SECTION IV – DESIGN CHANGES
Each design is created with the client’s specifications in mind; however, creative interpretation will take place. As such, the client acknowledges the same. In the event minor and reasonable changes need to be made, they will be made without charge. If the client requests excessive and/or explicitly time-consuming changes, Black Eden Designs reserves the right to charge appropriately and reasonably for same due to additional time investment and need for photo manipulation. If the client decides that a new design is needed, Black Eden Designs reserves the right to charge up to the full cost of a new design.
Please note: by placing any order with Black Eden Designs, you are agreeing to these policies.