End User License Agreement

By purchasing, downloading, using, or installing any sounds from Sonofex, you agree to be legally bound to the terms outlined in this agreement. Please read this agreement in full.

This End User License Agreement (the “Agreement”) is entered into between you, a single company, or an individual (the “Licensee” or “End User”) who has purchased one or more sound effect libraries from Sonofex (the “Licensor”).

Libraries from Sonofex require organizations with multiple users to be licensed and pay additional installation and usage fees based on the number of ‘users’ of the sound libraries. Sonofex maintains a licensing fee structure to account for various multi-user configurations. This fee is a one-time purchase. The are no yearly fees. If you require more seats in the future, you purchase more copies of the product(s).

The terms of this agreement apply equally whether a single-user license or a multi-user license is purchased.

You, the End-User agree to the following terms:

1a. In consideration for the purchase of the Sound Libraries licensed by Sonofex, the Licensor grants the Licensee a non-transferable, worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free license to use the sounds in the Sound Libraries on the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement.

1b. This license is non-transferable. The rights granted in this agreement apply only to the original purchaser, an individual, company, or educational institution. In the case of dissolution of said company, or acquisition, the rights herein may not be transferred to a new individual or company without express permission by Sonofex. Licensee may not assign, sell, license, or sub-license the licensed sound effects to any other party without Licensor’s written consent.

1c. The Licensee’s right to use any sound libraries from the Licensor will automatically terminate in case of any breach by the Licensee of the terms of this Agreement. And upon written demand from Licensor, the Licensee agrees that Licensee shall immediately destroy all copies of the sound libraries in the Licensor’s possession or control.

2a. The Sounds may be used to synchronize the audio with audio and/or visual productions or applications, including but not limited to radio and television broadcasts, film, music compositions, websites, podcasts, mobile apps, advertising, multi-media presentations, video games (in-game, cinematics, promotional pieces) and similar. The sounds may also be used in a live setting such as theater or live performance.

2b. The Sounds may not be used or broadcast in their original un-modified form on any streaming platform, including, but not limited to, such services as Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music Unlimited, YouTube, or Soundcloud.

2c. Nature sounds (marked as such on the project page) sold through Sonofex may not be used in any fashion that would compete with Sonofex and/or Wild Echoes’ nature sound audio projects. Any nature sounds sold through our website may not be used in primarily nature sound-related products, including streaming tracks or albums, YouTube nature videos, or on the streaming platforms highlighted in clause 2b. If there is any question of possible overlap with our nature album work, permission must be granted from Sonofex for the Sounds use in a nature-sound-related project. 

2d. Individual audio files from the library may be distributed by a Licensee to non-licensed individuals only as necessary and in direct relation to collaborating on a media project as defined and set forth in clause 2a.. Those non-licensed persons may use those audio files exclusively on the project they are collaborating with the Licensee on, only for the duration of the media project, and are subject to all clauses in this agreement. Further use of those audio files outside of the collaborative project by the non-licensed party is unauthorized use and will be considered infringement on each individual sounds Licensor’s copyright.

3. The Licensee is prohibited from adapting, modifying, or repackaging any Sounds except as permitted in Clause 2a. New sounds from the libraries based on, or using, them may not be repackaged or resold. These sounds may not be used to create new sound libraries. Licensee agrees that such re-designed or manipulated sounds do not constitute an original composition or project. Re-designed or manipulated sounds may be used as outlined in clause 2a.

4. The Sound Libraries may not be used in any way to train an AI model, Machine Learning Projects, or Neural Networks, for any purpose, research, or commercial, without the express permission of Sonofex.

5. To the furthest extent permitted by law, the Licensee must not assign, license, sublicense, sell or otherwise assign the Sounds to any third party, except as set out in Clause 2. 

6. You shall not make the Licensed Material available in a manner intended to allow or invite a third party to download, extract, redistribute, or access the Licensed Material as a standalone file, and You shall exercise reasonable due diligence and maintain safeguards to ensure that no third party can do so. 

7. The Licensor owns all rights to the Sound Libraries and the Sounds herein, and other than the license rights granted in this Agreement, all rights in the Sounds and Sound Effect Libraries remain the property of the Licensor. The Licensee must not claim ownership or authorship of the Sounds or the Sound Libraries.

8. The Licensee shall indemnify Licensor and Distributor from and against all claims, demands, suits, awards, damages, suits, injuries, liabilities, and all reasonable expenses, including attorney’s fees incurred by the Licensor and the Distributor concerning any matter that arises because of the use of The Sounds licensed.