At Fontstand BV, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.


This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who use Fontstand font rental app, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to info(at)fontstand.com or by writing to Fontstand BV, Koningsplein 12, 2518 JE Den Haag, Netherlands. Alternatively, you can telephone +31 70 322 6119.

Who are we?


We’re Fontstand BV, an independent company registered in the Netherlands. Fontstand presents a different way of licensing fonts. We made a desktop app for Mac and Windows, that let you try fonts in your favorite application for free. If you like the fonts, you can rent them for just a fraction of their regular price, and synchronize your font rentals for use on your iOS device. And if you continue to use them, get them for good after a year. It's that simple.

The concept was created by type designers Andrej Krátky and Peter Biľak to help other type designers and type foundries to offer high quality fonts to an even wider audience. We are strictly independent from any existing large corporate entity on the font market. Fontstand app was designed by Ondrej Jób, who is also a type designer.

How do we collect information from you?


We obtain information about you when you create a user account on Fontstand, when you use the Fontstand app to test and rent fonts, when you contact us about products and services, when you purchase Gift cards from our website, or if you register to receive our newsletter.

What type of information is collected from you?


The personal information we collect may include your name or business name, address, VAT number, email address, IP address, your computer MAC address, time zone, operating system used, domain names specified by you for setting up your webfont services, and any information regarding what fonts are used and when.

A valid email address is required to create a user account on Fontstand. It is used as a personal username and also to send important notifications concerning rental expiration or payment errors. Therefore it is not possible to use Fontstand without providing the email address.

If you rent fonts from us, your card information is not held by us, it is directly transmitted to our credit card service Adyen, protected with SSL encryption. Fontstand does not have access to your card details at any time. Adyen protects the confidentiality of all transaction information and every customer's details.

How is your information used?


We may use your information to:

– track any fonts you use for free testing or paid rentals;
– process rental or purchase orders that you have submitted;
– sync your user data across any devices you use to sign in with your Fontstand account;
– collect your payments for rentals and issue your VAT invoices;
– to automatically provide you with fonts to download after 12 months of rental;
– notify other users when you share fonts with them;
– provide you with webfont services;
– notify you of changes to our services;
– send you our monthly articles and newsletters if you register to receive such newsletter;
– to carry out our obligation to provide necessary licensing information to the respective font foundry partner.

We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfill our statutory obligations (for example the financial transactions records). We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?


Under no circumstances will we sell or otherwise give away your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third party service providers, subcontractors and software developers for the sole purpose of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to send you mailings). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond the necessary scope of our services, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

Use of Hosted Webfonts


We only collect browser requests data that is necessary to serve webfonts. We process this log file within one hour to make our internal statistics about the number of page views used per webfont license, and delete the log file immediately after processing. We do not collect nor store any information about the client of the webfont, nor website visitors.

Students


If you apply for Fontstand Student Credit we will require you to submit details about your school and design course, and upload a copy of your Student ID card. These personal details will be used solely to verify your student status and will never be shared by anyone, except to carry out our obligation to provide necessary licensing information if required by the respective font foundry partners.

Your choices


You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive our newsletter, you can opt-out from existing subscription by clicking the relevant link in our email newsletter or deselect the relevant checkbox in the Fontstand app Account section.

You may cancel Fontstand account at any time by signing-in to your Account profile and clicking on the no-questions-asked “cancel my account” cancellation link. However we will be obliged to hold some types of information to fulfill our statutory obligations (for example the financial transactions records) and records about your font rental history to carry out our obligation to provide necessary licensing information to the respective font foundry partners. We will only hold these kinds of information for the time needed to fulfill the obligation. We will delete any information we hold in connection with your account which is no longer necessary to keep.

How you can access and update your information


The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change email address, or any of your contact information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please edit the relevant data in the Fontstand app Account section.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information Fontstand hold about you.

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information


When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Any personal data, such as billing address, are encrypted and protected with 256 Bit encryption on SSL. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Profiling


We don’t use any profiling and we do not analyze any of your personal information to provide any marketing or personalized information to you.

Use of 'cookies'


Like most other websites, the Fontstand website uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by a website to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service. We don’t use cookies to profile you as a user or to provide you with any marketing information. Turning cookies off may result in a partial loss of functionality when using our website. You can decide to turn cookies on and off using this link.

16 or Under


We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Transferring your information outside of Europe


As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. Transfers of personal data to third countries connected with our use of Amazon Web Services, Inc in USA, and MailChimp® (The Rocket Science Group, LLC, USA) is certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.

Review of this Policy


We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in May 2018.

Questions? Let us know — we’re happy to help!