Vueghost Author Terms.

Last updated on Sept 1, 2020.

01. Introduction

Welcome to Vueghost ! We are glad you are interested in becoming an Author with us and joining Vueghost Authors community.

Being an Author on Vueghost gives you an opportunity to reach the Buyers from all over the world and showcase your talents.

Registering as an Author on Vueghost and listing your items is free, however there is a review process and only high quality items and best Authors make it through our review process. We are looking for original work that meets our quality standards.

In order to become an Author on Vueghost, you’ll need to agree to this Author Terms. Please read carefully as their legal terms govern the relationships, rights and obligations of Authors towards Vueghost and Buyers using Vueghost Market.

By listing your items on Vueghost Market, you agree to make them available to Buyers on the terms listed in “Vueghost Market Terms” and these “Author Terms”. These “Author Terms” are additional part of “Vueghost Market Terms”, which apply specifically to Authors on Vueghost.

Read these terms to understand the details of selling your items on Vueghost, receiving your earnings, as well as your responsibilities as an Author.

02. Registering as an Author

Registering as an Author and listing your items is free, however your items need to pass the review.

Please follow these easy steps to sign up on Author Registration Page. You can find other important information that will help you get started as an Author in our Help Center for Authors.

When you become an author, you can choose to make your items available exclusively on Vueghost or to retain the right to sell your items elsewhere. The percentage of revenue you receive from each sale of your item will be higher for Exclusive items. You can read more about it in our Exclusivity Policy and Author Fees table.

2.1. Item Review:

we have quality standards and rules as to what we accept and don’t accept. Please read about them in the Author Help Center . We are looking for high quality and originality of items. We try to provide constructive feedback whenever we can, but we are not obliged to explain to you the reasons for rejecting your item. The final decision about accepting or rejecting the items is with Vueghost.

03. Selling your items

3.1. Item Licenses and Support:

When listing your item on Vueghost Marketplace, you are making your item available to the Buyers and downloaders on the terms outlined in selected License options. (Please see License Terms to understand the different types of licences )

What you are selling to the Buyers is not the item itself, but the “License to use” that item on the terms of the license. The license is between you, Author, and the Buyer.

Support is relevant for some types of items like WebThemes. You may choose if you will support some of your items or not. If you choose to support your item, it will be shown on your item page alongside with support period and terms. Buyers can choose to purchase support extensions on these terms. (Please see Item Support Policy to understand what is included in support)

3.2. Item Pricing:

You, as the Author of the item, determine the Item price for your items.

You must make your pricing decisions independently, and discussing pricing decisions with other authors is not allowed.

It’s strictly prohibited to have an agreement, arrangement or understanding between competing businesses (such as two authors) about what price point to sell at.

The Total price for an item, which is listed on the item page, consist of:

  • Item Price - set by the Author. Includes Licence fee for the item and, if relevant, Support fee
  • Buyer fee - is the fee Buyers pay Vueghost for the services we provide to them
  • Transaction fee - in some transactions, the final price may include this fee
  • Taxes - some transactions in some countries may be subject to tax which may be added to the total prices
3.3. Author Fee & Exclusivity:

Author Fee is the percentage from Item Price, that is charged by Vueghost for the use of our platform and services by an Author.

You will benefit from lower Author Fees for the items you choose to offer exclusively on Vueghost. The percentage of revenue you receive from each sale of your item will be higher for Exclusive items.

You can read more about it in our Exclusivity Policy and Author Fees table. Vueghost reserves the right to change Author Fee rates described in this Author Fees table at our sole discretion. The change in rates will take effect from the date we post notification on Vueghost Market.

04. Author Earnings & Payouts

When a Buyer purchases your item on Vueghost Market, you will earn the Item Price part of the total price less Author Fee charged by Vueghost.

( Author Earnings = Item Price - Author Fee)

Vueghost will pay you your Earnings (Item Price part of the total price less Author Fee charged by Vueghost). In order for us to do this, you authorise us to collect payments from Buyers, to credit your Vueghost Market account with your earnings, to hold the balance of your earnings until they are paid out to you, and to payout your earnings to you. We may authorize another Vueghost Company to do this on our behalf.

4.1. Payout destination:

the payment destination which you set up must be owned by you, the holder of Vueghost Account. You can set up payment destination in your Account settings. Please see Author Help Center for more info. You must provide us with the correct details and payment method when you set your payment destination.

4.2. Payout minimum amount:

we’ll make payments of your Earnings based on minimum threshold amount. Please see Author Help Center for more info.

4.3. Payout timings:

once you reach the minimum threshold amount, set up your payment destination and initiate payment request, we’ll pay you at the next monthly payout cycle. Please see Author Help Center for more info.

4.4. Payout methods:

the list of payment methods currently available on Vueghost Market is described in Author Help Center. You must check what payment methods are available in your country for withdrawing earnings as an Author.

4.5. Payout transaction costs:

You may bear some or all expenses incurred by us in paying your earnings to you.

4.6. Payment Currency:

our payment currency is USD. You as an author, are responsible for all costs of converting the amount of the payment from US dollars into your preferred currency. Your financial institution does the currency conversion and may charge you additional fees for which you are solely responsible to bear the costs.

4.7. Payment issues:

If we are unable to complete the payment of your earnings due to certain issues, we will continue to hold your earnings until the issues are resolved. Such issues include, but are not limited to the following reasons:

  • You are asking for payment to be made to a person, an organization, an institution or a country that we’re legally prohibited from making payments to
  • You have not provided us the correct payment details;
  • We cannot reach you on the contact details you provided us;
  • You have not initiated a payment request;
  • You are asking us to make a payment to a financial institution or a country which sets limitation to such payments;
4.8. Possible deductions from Payments:
  1. If you or we decide to issue a refund to a buyer of your item due to certain issues with your item, as described in Vueghost Market Refund Rules, or if the transaction has been reversed, we reserve the right to deduct from your Earning this amount which otherwise would be payable to you.
  2. If you breach any of these terms or Vueghost Market Terms, we may deduct any amount that we have to pay to anyone else as a result of your breach, from any payments due to you.
  3. If we decide that your item does not comply with an applicable law or any of our Terms & Policies (including Intellectual Property Policy), we reserve the right to disable this item or your account on Vueghost at our sole discretion. We may also hold any earnings on that item or your account until any dispute or issue with your item has been resolved.

Please see Vueghost Market Terms about Legal Restrictions which may impact your Vueghost membership account and earnings.

05. Author Responsibilities

As an Author you have responsibilities to Vueghost and Buyers of your items. Please read carefully to understand these responsibilities.

You, as an Author, are responsible towards Vueghost and Buyers to ensure that:

  • You have the rights necessary to license that item on the terms of the applicable license and the buyer's use of that item according to the license terms does not infringe the intellectual property rights of anyone;
  • The item matches the description and preview provided by you;
  • The item description is not inaccurate, false, misleading, fraudulent, offensive or illegal or infringing anyone’s intellectual property rights;
  • The item is fit for the purpose for which it is sold and meets quality standards;
  • If you have sold your item as 'supported', you will provide buyers of your item with support for the included support period and any support extension period purchased;
  • If relevant, you have the appropriate model or property release for your item and you can produce a copy of that model or property release upon request from us or the buyer of your item;
  • You will process buyers information in accordance with applicable privacy law and data protection regulations;
  • The item does not contain viruses, malware, spyware or other harmful computer codes, files or programs which are designed to to gain unauthorized access to other systems or data’ or limit or destroy the functionality of other computer software or hardware;
  • The item and its description do not violate any applicable law;

As an Author, you are responsible toward Vueghost and guarantee that:

  • You will follow Vueghost Policies, Guidelines & Rules and provide your co-operation when we may reasonably request;
  • You will not use Vueghost platform to offer or promote non-Vueghost products and services to the Buyers;
  • You will not buy your own items (including from another one of your accounts);
  • You will provide us with correct information (like your name & address);

06. Relationships between Author, Vueghost & Buyers

Nothing in these terms is to be interpreted as constituting an employment, partnership, joint venture or agency relationship between you, an Author, and Vueghost. Neither you nor us can act on behalf of the other in any way. However, you appoint Vueghost as your limited agent only for these specific purposes:

  • For receiving Buyer payments from Buyers (the buyer's obligation to pay you for an item will be met when they make a payment to Vueghost);
  • For passing on your warranties to Buyers made in regarding sold items
  • For limiting your liability to Buyers in stated below in Limited Liability & Indemnity clause
6.1. Limited Liability & Indemnity:

Each Author grants to each Buyer of the Author’s items a limited indemnity on these terms:

  • If anyone makes a claim against a Buyer that the Buyer's use of the item in accordance with the terms of the applicable license infringes the intellectual property rights or other rights of that third party; and
  • If that Buyer promptly notifies the Author of the item and gives the Author the option to control the defense of the claim (at the author's cost), then the Author will indemnify the Buyer against damages finally awarded by a court against the Buyer or any settlement damages agreed to by the Author regarding that claim.

The liability of each Author to their Buyers is otherwise limited, for each item purchased, to the Author's earnings from that item, except to the extent that the Author's liability arises from willful misrepresentations made about the item.

You, as an Author, indemnify Vueghost against all losses, costs (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis), expenses, demands or liability that we incur arising out of, or in connection with, a third party claim against us relating to your use of Vueghost Market and any content you post on Vueghost, including your items.

Vueghost is not liable for any loss suffered by you, Author, as a result of a Buyer or any other person making use of your item contrary to the Vueghost Market Terms or the item’s License Terms or any other misuse of the item by a Buyer.

07. Personal Information & Privacy

We may provide you with relevant Buyer information and we may also provide Buyers with your relevant information (for example, for invoicing or item support services or to facilitate a transaction between you and a Buyer). You agree to keep Buyer information confidential and only use this information for that Vueghost Market transaction in compliance with applicable privacy and data protection laws.

If any member of Vueghost Community or a model provides you with any personal information, you must:

  • Obtain the member’s or model’s permission to use their personal information;
  • Use the personal information only for the limited purposes for which the member or model gave permission; and
  • Meet any applicable privacy laws & requirements

Please read our Privacy Policy for more info on the use of personal information.

08. Other Terms

8.1. No Variation:

No Variation of these Author Terms, Vueghost Market Terms and License Terms is permitted. You are not permitted to vary these terms under any circumstances. Any different or additional terms that you try to impose will have no effect on buyers or Vueghost.

8.2. Taxes:

Taxes: You, as an Author, are responsible to pay all applicable to you taxes

8.3. Item removal:

Item removal: We have the right to remove an item for any reason, using our reasonable discretion. For example, issues about an item may be brought to our attention such as mistakes or even violations. Or we may review all the libraries of items to keep the Vueghost Market fresh and up to the latest market trends and technical standards. We always strive to address these situations with you constructively and to give you notice in advance, but this is not always feasible, so we can’t guarantee this. We will not be responsible for any loss that you may suffer as a result of your item being removed.

Well Done !

We are glad that you have read these important Author Terms till the very end. Go ahead, register as an Author and submit your items. You can find more useful practical tips in Author Help Center.

We wish you all the best with your sales on Vueghost Market !

Version 1.0 Effective as of 1 sept 2020