Paizo Inc. Starfinder® Roleplaying Game
Last Updated Thursday, January 26, 2017
1. Acceptance of Terms
By submitting an application to use the Starfinder Roleplaying Game Compatibility Logo, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this license agreement ("License"). (The application can be found and submitted online at http://paizo.com/starfinder/compatibility.)
2. Copyrights and Trademarks
You acknowledge and agree that Paizo Inc. ("Paizo") owns all trademarks and copyrights in and to the Starfinder Roleplaying Game Compatibility Logo ("Compatibility Logo"). You agree not to contest Paizo's ownership of any intellectual property rights in or to the Compatibility Logo, during the term of this License or thereafter. You also agree not to create or use any names or trademarks similar enough to our trademarks that consumers could be confused about whether the item was produced by or on behalf of Paizo.
3. License Grant
If you are in compliance with all of the terms and conditions of this License and the usage requirements set forth in Exhibit A ("Usage Requirements"), you will be granted a non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use the Compatibility Logo in printed books, electronic books, and freely available websites in connection with products that are compatible with the Starfinder Roleplaying Game, subject to the obligations and limitations set forth in this License.
You may use the Compatibility Logo only to indicate that your product is compatible with the Starfinder Roleplaying Game. You may not use the Compatibility Logo unless your game product is fully compatible with the Starfinder Roleplaying Game (see Section 5. Compatibility). The Compatibility Logo may only be used on Starfinder Roleplaying Game compatible products and in advertisements and websites directly promoting those products. The Compatibility Logo may only be used in the manner specified in this License and in the Usage Requirements and may not be modified except as specifically set forth in the Usage Requirements.
The Compatibility Logo may only be used under this License in connection with materials you publish under the Open Gaming License 1.0a ("OGL"), a copy of which can be viewed here. You may not use the Compatibility Logo in any way that the OGL prohibits. (Note that you are solely responsible for assuring you use the OGL correctly.) The Compatibility Logo is designated as Product Identity, not Open Game Content, as those terms are defined in the OGL.
No license or permission is granted (either expressly or by implication) with respect to any trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property right except the Compatibility Logo, and any right not specifically granted hereunder is expressly reserved to Paizo.
4. Usage Restrictions
The license granted hereunder is expressly limited to use of the Compatibility Logo in printed books, electronic books, and freely available websites. Anyone seeking a license for any other use should contact Paizo directly, at email@example.com.
You may not use the Compatibility Logo in a way that suggests Paizo owns, endorses, or is in any way responsible for any part of your product, or for any conduct of your business, or that suggests that you have any relationship beyond a mere license with us, unless we have a separate agreement that lets you do so. You also may not state or suggest that we guarantee your product's compatibility with the Starfinder Roleplaying Game.
The titles of your products may not include any Paizo trademarked terms (or marks confusingly similar thereto), including "Starfinder" or "Starfinder Roleplaying Game."
You may not use Paizo's trade dress for your products or advertisements—that is, you may not design your products to look confusingly similar to Paizo's products.
You may not do anything illegal in or with products produced under this License.
You must use your best efforts to preserve the high standard of our trademarks. You may not use this License for products that the general public would classify as "adult content," offensive, or inappropriate for minors.
You may not release any compatible products until August 17, 2017 (the scheduled release date for the Starfinder Roleplaying Game).
In order to make use of the compatible content, your product must operate under and rely on the Starfinder Roleplaying Game. Standalone game systems are in no event authorized hereunder.
You agree to use your best efforts to ensure that the licensed products are fully compatible with the Starfinder Roleplaying Game as published in August, 2017. Your products may additionally be compatible with other systems.
If you wish to reference sections of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game or supplemental products in your product, you may do so in the following form:
See the "Shirren Racial Traits" section in Chapter 3 of the Starfinder Core Rulebook.
You may not use page numbers, as they may change in licensed translations and in subsequent printings. The list of products you may reference is set out in Exhibit B, which Paizo may update at any time. You may not reference any Paizo products that are not listed in Exhibit B without express written permission.
If you want to publish in a language other than English, and we have published (or have licensed the rights to publish) the Starfinder Roleplaying Game in that language, you must use the exact translations prepared for that foreign-language edition of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game. In the case that the licensed translation has not yet been released, you must wait until the translation is released before you can release your product in that language. The list of currently licensed languages is provided as Exhibit C, which may be updated at any time.
6. Effective Dates
The License will become effective as soon as your application is accepted by Paizo.
7. Breach and Cure
If you fail to comply with any of the terms of this License, you will be in breach and we will have the right to terminate this License. We will send notice to the contact information you provided in your registration. You will have (30) thirty days from the date we send notice to cure the breach to our satisfaction. If the breach has not been fully and completely cured, we reserve the right to terminate the License with no further notice. After termination, you will not have the right to secure a new license from us without specific written consent.
We can terminate this License at any time, at our sole discretion.
If we terminate the License due to breach, you have to immediately stop selling products that use the Compatibility Logo and you must destroy all of your inventory of those products (including all marketing material). You may not make any more products that use the Compatibility Logo. You must immediately suspend any advertisements and any web content promoting products that use the Compatibility Logo. If there are any costs associated with any of this, the responsibility for paying them is exclusively yours.
If we terminate the License for any reason other than breach, you may no longer make any new products using the Compatibility Logo, but you may continue to sell existing physical products that were compliant under this License as long as you have inventory. If you sell out of a compliant product, you must remove the Compatibility Logo from future print runs. In the case of products that do not have physical inventory, such as PDFs, you must stop selling them within 30 days of termination, but if you remove the Compatibility Logo from them, you may start selling them again.
Note that if we terminate this License, and you publish products that make use of our copyrighted content available under the OGL, you still have to attribute it to Paizo Inc., as required by the OGL.
If you fail to comply with your post-termination obligations, you agree that any resulting dispute will be resolved in courts located in King County, Washington, and you agree to be subject to the jurisdiction of such courts. You agree that such courts will be mutually directed to award the prevailing party in any dispute its legal fees and court costs in addition to any other appropriate monetary or injunctive relief such court deems appropriate.
Paizo may update this License at any time. The latest version is available at http://paizo.com/starfinder/compatibility. If you published anything under a previous version of this License, you can choose to use either the version in place at the time you originally published the work or the updated version. For new products, you may only use the current version of the License.
We may update the Exhibits at any time; if we do, we will send notice to the contact information you supplied in your registration. You must always use the most recent version of each Exhibit. The Exhibits are incorporated within the terms of this License by this reference.
We may update the Compatibility Logo and the text required by Exhibit A ("Compatibility Text") at any time; if we do, we will send notice to the contact information you supplied in your registration. You agree to use good faith efforts to stop using old Compatibility Logos and Text and start using the updated Compatibility Logo and Text for new products. You may continue to sell items made with the old Compatibility Logos or Text as long as you continue to comply with the terms of this License. If you reprint any products that were originally published using old Compatibility Logos or Text, we request, but do not require, that you use the new Compatibility Logo and Text.
10. Notices to Licensor
You agree to keep your contact information on your registration current. Any notices to you will be sent to that address. You agree that anything sent to the contact information constitutes valid notice and service of process on you.
11. Licensed Product
You agree to send at least one copy of each licensed product to Paizo, Attention: Director of Licensing at Paizo's mailing address listed at http://paizo.com/paizo/about/contact. In the case of electronic books, you may send them electronically or on a CD, DVD, or other common medium in a broadly and freely reviewable format. The first time you produce a product under this License, you must send us a copy of that product within 30 days; after that, you may take up to six months to send us a copy. (After the first product, you can send us one package every six months if you like, assuming you produce products that often.) We also request that you send us copies of any printed advertising or other marketing done in connection with the licensed products, but that is optional.
12. Arbitration and Jurisdiction
Paizo and you agree that all disputes related to this License shall governed by the local laws of the State of Washington. Both you and Paizo irrevocably and unconditionally consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of State and Federal courts located in King County, Washington with respect to any claim, action or legal proceeding related to this License, and both you and Paizo agree to bring all legal action related to this License before such courts.
13. Warranties and Limitation of Liability
Paizo makes no warranties about the suitability of the Compatibility Logo or the License for your business. Paizo is not obligated to provide support for your use of the Compatibility Logo. Paizo may not be held liable for any damages (incidental, consequential, or otherwise) resulting for your use of the Compatibility Logo or your agreeing to this License.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Paizo harmless from any claims, demands or suits brought with respect to any products produced by or for you.