Please read this license agreement (hereinafter referred to as the "Agreement") carefully before installing or using Clip Studio Paint (hereinafter referred to as the "Product"). This Agreement is a legal agreement between CELSYS, Inc. ("Celsys") and you (the "User") regarding the use of the Product.
The User may install and use the Product only if the User agrees to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
However, this does not apply if a separate written agreement has been entered into with Celsys.
When the User installs Clip Studio Paint, Clip Studio and KindleGen will be installed at the same time.
(a) Clip Studio *Windows/macOS version only
(b) KindleGen (Amazon Services International, Inc.) *Windows version only
Product refers to Clip Studio Paint and Clip Studio, including all accompanying electronic data such as 3D data and images (collectively, "Materials," including any additional materials provided by Celsys), related data, samples, Documentation, and the latest version of the software, including updates, bug fixes, and corrections.
Documentation refers to all user documentation, manuals, materials, and other information provided by Celsys regarding the Product.
1.3 Bundled Version
Product that can be used by a User by purchasing other products, such as computers, devices, peripherals, and other hardware or books sold by Celsys or a third party, for a period of time predetermined by Celsys upon completion of certain procedures.
1.4 Pre-installed version
Product that has been pre-installed on computers, devices, and other hardware sold by Celsys or third parties.
1.5 Serial Authenticated Product(s)
Product that authenticates the license using a serial number. Some are provided by Celsys or third parties for a fee, such as packaged versions, downloadable versions, Time-Limited Licenses, and others distributed free of charge under terms determined by Celsys.
1.6 Monthly Usage Product(s)
Product that is subscribed to through Celsys or a third-party app store and paid for on a monthly basis. In addition to consenting to this Agreement, the User must also apply for a subscription in advance as per the conditions set forth by the Monthly Usage Terms and Conditions or app store (hereby collectively referred to as the "Monthly Usage Agreement").
1.7 Value Version
Product that is applied for through the Celsys' Clip Store and granted as a serial number for a period of continuous use specified separately by Celsys under a special agreement as prescribed in the Monthly Usage Service Agreement (Japanese language only). In addition to consenting to this Agreement, the User must also apply for the service in accordance with the Monthly Usage Service Agreement.
1.8 Time-Limited License(s)
Product with a predetermined period of time during which it can be used without its functions being limited. Time-Limited Licenses may be provided by Celsys or a third party for a fee, or may be distributed free of charge on terms determined by Celsys. Time-Limited Licenses may be labeled with an expiration date in the product name.
1.9 Activation Code(s)
A code that allows the User to use the Monthly Usage Product for a predetermined number of devices and for a predetermined period of time. Activation Codes may be provided by Celsys or a third party for a fee, or may be distributed free of charge. If provided or distributed by a third party, it may be referred to with a different name, such as an 'online code.'
2.2 No rights are granted with respect to the Product other than those granted in this Agreement.
3.2 Celsys obtains the information necessary for authentication (serial number, Activation Code, and/or hardware information of the computer or device (hereinafter referred to as "Device")) to perform License Authentication. In doing so, Celsys does not collect any personally identifiable information about the User.
3.3 If the User does not perform the License Authentication within a certain period of time after the initial activation, the User may not be able to exercise the rights granted in this Agreement. In addition, if the User changes the configuration of the Device, including hardware and software, the User must perform the License Authentication on the Product again.
3.4 The User must change the license information registered via the Internet when removing the Authenticated product from the Device on which it was installed and installing it on another Device.
3.5 The Serial Authenticated Product and the Value Version are activated by entering the serial number on initial start up. Except as provided in the terms of Article 4.1(b), the User may only perform License Authentication on one (1) Device in their possession and control.
Monthly Usage Products are automatically activated by logging into the User's Clip Studio account. License Authentication can be performed on the predetermined number of Devices as specified by the User's plan or Activation Code.
4-1(a) Serial Authenticated Products and the Value Version may only be used by the User (or, in the case of a corporation or other entity, by one (1) specific member) on one (1) computer in their possession and control (hereinafter referred to as "Main Computer"). The User may designate one (1) other member to use the Serial Authenticated Product and Value Version, provided that each of the following conditions are met.
(i) The Serial Authenticated Product and the Value Version are installed on only one Main Computer.
(ii) The Serial Authenticated Product is used in a manner that does not conflict with any of the prohibitions set forth in Article 5.
4-1(b). The User may only install Serial Authenticated Products and the Value Version on the Main Computer. The User may install the Serial Authenticated Product and Value Version on one additional computer in their possession and control (hereinafter referred to as a "Sub Computer"), provided that the following conditions are met. Under the following conditions, the User may install the Product on up to two (2) computers at once, a Main Computer and a Sub Computer.
(i) Use of the Serial Authenticated Product and Value Version is limited to the User (or one specific member in the case of a corporation or other entity) and one other member designated by the User.
(ii) The Product may not be used on both devices at the same time.
4.3 The User may not allow any third party to use the Product in isolation, even if it contains multiple independent software programs.
6.2 The User, as the party transferring the Product, must fully delete the Serial Authenticated Product from all computers in which the Product is installed, before the transfer.
6.3 Activation Codes may be transferred to a third party provided that the Activation Code has not been used.
6.4 The recipient of the transferred Product shall inherit all the ownership rights of the Product and all rights and obligations related to this Agreement. Celsys grants permission for the recipient of the transferred Product to use the Product by consenting to this Agreement.
6.5 Any transfers of the Product are the responsibility of the parties involved. Celsys shall have no involvement and bears no liability.
7.2 In the event that the Product type, quality, or quantity does not comply with the terms of this Agreement (excluding cases in which the Product fault is attributable to hardware or software that are not covered by the warranty), Celsys may, at it’s own judgement, replace the Product or provide a fixed version of the Product, provide instructions to remedy the issue, or refund the purchase price of the Product.
7.3 In no event will Celsys' liability, under or in connection with this Agreement, exceed the actual amount paid by the User for the Product, if any (or, in the case of Monthly Usage Products or Time-Limited Licenses, the actual amount paid by the User to use the Product over the previous twelve (12) months). However, this shall not apply in the case of intentional damages or gross negligence by Celsys.
7.4 Celsys may provide the User with information, software, and services via the Internet to accompany the Product’s features. Celsys shall make no guarantees whatsoever regarding such information, software, and services, including but not limited to completeness, accuracy, usefulness, Internet security, and transmission stability. Celsys may suspend or end the above without consent of the User.
Celsys shall have no obligation to provide support, maintenance, upgrades, modifications or new releases for the Product.
7.5 The above warranties are exclusive and in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, and Celsys expressly disclaims all other warranties, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. To the extent not prohibited by applicable law, the Product is licensed to the User "as is" with all faults, without warranty, condition or representation, express or implied, of any kind, including without limitation, merchantability, performance, security, satisfactory quality, non-infringement of third party rights, or fitness for a particular purpose.
The User acknowledges that the Product may not
(i) satisfy all the User's requirements,
(ii) be free from defects, or
(iii) operate without interruption or
In addition, due to the continual development of new techniques for intruding upon and attacking networks, Celsys does not warrant that the Product will be free of vulnerability to intrusion or attack.
No oral or written information or advice given by Celsys and their respective employees, distributors, dealers, or representatives shall increase the scope of the above warranties or create any new warranties. User may have additional warranty rights under law which may not be waived or disclaimed. Celsys does not seek to limit the User's warranty rights to any extent not permitted by law.
7.6 In the event that this Agreement conflicts with versions in other languages, the Japanese version shall prevail.
8.2 Depending on the device that this Product is used on, Clip Studio may be installed at the same time when the Product is installed. Clip Studio is provided as an online service for supporting creative activities, and is subject to the terms of this Agreement.
9.2 The Product and Clip Studio may connect the User's computer to the internet and access a website or communicate with a server managed by Celsys in order to confirm the license, supply additional information, functions or services, or check for updates without providing additional notification to the User.
9.3 In cases where the User accesses and uses a website or web service administered by Celsys using the Product or Clip Studio, the user shall comply with the Terms and Conditions of each website or service.
These cookies are needed to provide basic functions to use the website or service.
These cookies use tracking to analyze the User's use of this website in order to improve the website and analyze ad performance.
These cookies are used to show appropriate ads to the User based on tracking information from Celsys and relevant companies, including Google and social media sites such as Facebook. If this is turned off, Clip Studio Paint ads will be displayed randomly.
11.2 If a User falls under any of the following circumstances, Celsys may immediately terminate this Agreement without notice, regardless of whether or not the reason is attributable to the User. Termination under this clause shall not preclude claims for damages against User by Celsys.
(a) If the terms of this Agreement are violated;
(b) If the terms of the the Celsys Terms of Service or other agreements have been violated; or
(c) In the event of late payment of the usage fee.
Upon the end of this Agreement, User must cease all use of the Product and delete the Product from all Devices on which it is Installed.
12.2 The following acts are prohibited in relation to Materials.
(a) An act of public transmission, distribution, transfer, lending, etc. of a Material independently from the Product (excluding public transmission, distribution, transfer, lending, etc. of an artwork in which a Material has been used), regardless of modification, etc.;
(b) An act of sublicensing the use of the Material, regardless of modification, etc.;
(c) An act of public transmission, distribution, transfer, lending, etc. of a work created using a Material in a state where the Material can be clearly extracted from the work in question;
(d) The act of using a Material as the principle design for a product or service by itself, or the act of using or registering it as a trademark, logo, symbol, or image character;
(e) Removing or invalidating technical limits of the Material implemented for the purpose of protection of rights, disclosing the methods of such actions; or using (including but not limited to duplicating, modifying, sublicensing, publicly transmitting, assigning, or loaning, etc.) Materials which have had such technical restrictions removed or invalidated;
(f) Using Materials for expressions or artworks that violate public order or laws; and
(g) Any other acts that infringe or may infringe any intellectual property rights or other rights owned by Celsys in relation to Materials.
15.2 When using the Product, the User shall comply with all relevant laws and regulations, including copyright law and export control related laws.
15.3 In the case of any dispute regarding this Agreement, the Tokyo District Court or the Tokyo Summary Court shall be the exclusive jurisdictional court for the first hearing.
15.4 The provisions of Articles 5, 6, 7, 12 and 14 shall remain in effect even after the end of this Agreement.
15.5 Celsys may change the terms of this Agreement if it deems it necessary in the following cases without individual agreement with the User. In such case, Celsys will notify the User, through the Internet or other appropriate method, of the change of the Agreement, the contents of this Agreement after the change, and the effective period of this Agreement after the change.
2. The Administrator may install the Product onto their own computer or computers they manage, and may use the Product themselves or allow use by users who wish to use the Product (hereinafter referred to as "Other Users") within the range of the number of purchased licenses. However, in such cases, it is assumed that the Administrator shall ensure that Other Users abide by this Agreement. In cases where Other Users violate the terms of this Agreement, it shall be considered that the Administrator has violated the Agreement themselves, and the Administrator shall be liable for damage compensation to Celsys for any damages caused by the Other Users.
3. Notwithstanding Article 5 (6) provisions, the Administrator may disclose and provide the information necessary to use this Product, including but not limited to the serial numbers and activation codes to Other Users, but only to the extent permitted by this Agreement.
4. Articles 3.5, 4.1, 5.7, 6, 7.2, and 11 do not apply to this Product.
5. If an Administrator falls under any of the following circumstances, Celsys may immediately terminate this Agreement.
(a) If the terms of this Agreement are violated;
(b) If the conditions stated in the purchase application are violated;
(c) If the information stated in the purchase application is false; or
(d) In the event of late payment of the usage fee.
6. This Product cannot be resold.
2. In the event of a conflict between the Monthly Usage Service Agreement and this Agreement, the Monthly Usage Service Agreement shall take precedence.
2. Unless otherwise specified by Celsys, the User is entitled to one (1) license for this Product for each license for the Qualifying Product.
2. If the User violates the Font License Agreements or damage is caused to Celsys for reasons attributable to the User, Celsys may seek compensation for the damage or take other legal measures.
3. If the User violates the Font License Agreements or the Font License Agreements end for any other reason, this Agreement shall end at the same time.
If User have questions concerning this Agreement or need to contact Customer Service, please contact the following addresses:
Customer Service (returns, warranty): email firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal (EULA questions, illegal activity reporting): email email@example.com
Pacific Marks Shinjuku,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023
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