Web Font License Agreement

Thank you for licensing type from Justin Penner, and for supporting independent type designers.

By purchasing, downloading, or using this font, you are giving your legally-binding consent to the following license agreement.

License version 1.0, applies to all fonts purchased via justinpenner.ca and gumroad.com before 2023/01/23. For later purchases, see All-In-One License Agreement 2.0.


First, we have to define some terms, to ensure we’re all on the same page.

  • “Font Design” is the shapes or outlines of the letters, numbers and other glyphs in the font, together with the designed system for setting and spacing the type.
  • “Font Software” is the source code and the compiled code that contains the Font Design. The source code is proprietary, and only the compiled code will be supplied to the Licensee.
  • “Font” is both the Font Design and Font Software
  • ”Web Font” refers to the compiled Font Software and Font Design supplied to Web Licensees, in a format designed for use on websites.
  • “Vendor” is Justin Penner.
  • “Licensee” is the person or organization purchasing or receiving this font license from the Vendor.
  • “You” and “your” are considered synonymous to the Licensee, for the purposes of this agreement.
  • “User” is a person, within the Licensee’s organization, to whom a Desktop license is assigned.
  • “Domain” is a named identifier that is used as an address to access a website, such as google.com or justinpenner.ca.

The Vendor reserves all rights to use, copy and distribute this Font Software and Font Design, except where permissions are explicitly granted to the Licensee in this contract.

These rights are asserted by the Vendor on moral grounds, and are legally protected around the world by international and regional intellectual property laws.

License is Not Ownership

Purchasing this software license does not equate to ownership in any regard. The User holds a license to use the Font Software and Font Design, but does not in any sense “own” it.


Licenses are non-transferable. You may not sell, transfer or give your license to any other person or organization.

Web License Assignment

You may assign each Web license to any website Domain designed, produced or published by your organization. Web licenses cannot be reassigned; a new license is required for each website Domain that uses the Font Software.

Embedding in Websites

Your licensed Apps may only use the Web font files supplied by the Vendor, or a modified version of these files that conforms to the Modifications & Derivatives section below.

Web Development Work

You may also use the Web Font Software on a private development server for any assigned domain.

No Desktop Licenses are included as part of a Web License. Developers and designers working on the website will often require Desktop licenses, depending on their workflow.

Modifications & Derivatives

You may modify the Font Software for your own licensed use. You may only distribute the modified Font Software to other licensed Users within your organization, and use it with the same limitations that apply to the non-modified Font Software. If free technical support is offered to Licensees, it will not be offered to Licensees who have modified the Font Software.

Modified Font Software must preserve the name, author and copyright information, stored in the metadata inside the font file, and the font name must also be preserved in the filename.

If any glyphs are modified or added, the word “Modified” must be added to the filename.

You may also contact the Vendor if you would like to commission changes or add additional characters to the Font Software.

Backup Copies

You are entitled to make backup copies of the Font Software, for use solely within your household or organization.


You are not obligated to credit the author of the font (Justin Penner), but I would love it if you did.

You are also not obligated to send me any work you create using the font, but I would be thrilled to see it!


Vendor reserves the right to terminate the license if any terms are broken.

Disclaimer & Warranty

The Vendor offers no warranties for the Software and accepts no liability for any issues, harm or damage that may result from the use of it, except when required by law. In any case where the Vendor offers a warranty or accepts liability, the maximum damages will be equal to the original purchase price paid by the Licensee.