Rules & Policies


FINAL FANTASY® XIV
Materials Usage License
Effective January 13, 2017

Before we can permit you to utilize the Materials (as defined below)on commercial or non-commercial websites, we need you to agree to the following licence. Your particular attention is drawn to our waiver and limitation of liability below.

Please read these terms and conditions carefully. The use or distribution of the Materials from Final Fantasy XIV and/or Final Fantasy XIV-related services, on your or third party, blogs, homepages, social networking services, is conditional upon your acceptance of these terms and conditions.

This Materials Usage Licence ("Agreement") is a binding contract between you and Square Enix Limited a company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales with registered number 01804186 and office at 240 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NW, England ("Square Enix," "We" or "Us"). Our grant of a licence is conditional upon you accepting these terms.


Trademarks and Copyrighted Material

Final Fantasy XIV ("FFXIV") is comprised of materials including art, text and logos, video, audio, screenshots, images, sounds, music, recordings and the official FFXIV Soundtracks entitled; 'Battle Tracks', 'Field Tracks', 'Frontiers', 'Before Meteor: FINAL FANTASY XIV Original Soundtrack', 'A REALM REBORN: FINAL FANTASY XIV Original Soundtrack', 'From Astral to Umbral - FINAL FANTASY XIV: BAND & PIANO Arrangement Album', 'Before the Fall: FINAL FANTASY XIV Original Soundtrack', 'FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward -EP-', 'Heavensward: FINAL FANTASY XIV Original Soundtrack' and eFINAL FANTASY XIV: Duality ~Arrangement Album~f that are owned and/or controlled by Square Enix ("Materials"). For the avoidance of doubt Materials does not include the FFXIV theme songs entitled "Answers" and "Dragonsong". You also may not use any arranged or rearranged version of "Answers" or "Dragonsong", including, but not limited to, "Contention" and "Misconception". You may use Materials from FFXIV, FFXIV Fankit, the official FFXIV website, official FFXIV forums or any other Square Enix channel subject to the terms and conditions of this Licence. Accordingly, in consideration of the rights granted under this Agreement the sufficiency of which is acknowledged, Square Enix hereby grants you a limited revocable licence to use the Materials for the Permitted Purposes set out below and you will not receive any ownership or other rights to the Materials or any derivative works created from the Materials. For the avoidance of doubt, you may not use any materials owned and/or controlled by Square Enix other than the Materials. You agree to only use the Materials for personal use on your or third party blogs, homepages and/or social networking services ("Permitted Purposes").


Conditions and Exclusions

You agree:

  • not to use the Materials for any sales or commercial use, meaning you cannot receive license fees or advertising revenue, except as part of the partner programs operated by YouTube.com, Twitch.tv, Ustream.tv, or similar programs. If the operator of a partner program seeks to confirm our policy, please point them to this page as we do not have the resources to respond to all requests.
  • not to sell the Materials to third parties as original content;
  • not to use the Materials to promote other commercial products;
  • not to alter, remove or conceal any trademark or copyright notices that may be included in the Materials;
  • to immediately comply with any request by Square Enix to remove any Materials, in Square Enix's sole discretion;
  • not to use any Materials in conjunction with any of the following: unapproved Square Enix assets; counterfeit merchandise; pornography; unlicensed Square Enix music available for streaming or download, or links to unlicensed Square Enix music available for streaming or download;
  • not to use any Materials for any other purpose that is illegal or is likely to bring the Square Enix name or the Materials into disrepute;
  • not to combine or synchronize the Materials with third party content (e.g., a mash-up), but you may include the Materials alongside third party content (e.g., before or after in the same video) as long as you also have permission from the original copyright owner);
  • that any video will not contain racist, sexist, homophobic, defamatory or generally offensive content of any kind. This includes graphic violence or sexually explicit content;
  • only to use music as it is incorporated in FFXIV;
  • not to replace the FFXIV music with third party music when showing gameplay;
  • not to play FFXIV music alone (i.e., without accompanying gameplay footage), or with third party content;

Trademark and Copyright Notice

Square Enix is a company built on its intellectual property. Accordingly, we must take steps to protect our properties. We are permitting you to share our Materials, but we need you to understand that the Materials belong to Square Enix. Accordingly, if you share the Materials publicly (such as on a web site), you agree to include the legal lines provided by Square Enix with regard to the Materials once on every webpage. Such legal lines will be in the following format:

"FINAL FANTASY XIV ©2010 - 2017 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. FINAL FANTASY is a registered trademark of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. All material used under license."

Term and Termination

This Agreement will remain in effect for as long as you use the Materials. Square Enix reserves the express right to revoke this licence at any time on notice. Upon termination, you agree to stop using the Materials.


General Provisions

This is the entire Agreement between Square Enix and you with respect to the Materials, and this agreement supersedes any prior written or verbal agreements. You agree to its terms by using any Materials provided to you by Square Enix, and to any changes to this Agreement by using any Materials after such changes are posted. This Agreement and any related dispute or claim (contractual or non-contractual) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties submits for all purposes in connection with the Agreement (including any such dispute or claim) to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts, save that nothing contained in the Agreement shall limit the right of Square Enix to take any proceeding, suit or action against any party in any other court of competent jurisdiction, nor shall the taking of such proceeding, suit or action in one or more jurisdictions preclude the taking of any other such proceedings suit or action in any other jurisdiction, whether concurrently or not, to the extent permitted by the law of such other jurisdiction

Any breach of this Agreement would result in irreparable harm to Square Enix. Accordingly, if you breach this Agreement, Square Enix will be entitled to appropriate equitable remedies without bond, security or proof of damages, in addition to any other remedies which may be available.

The Materials are provided "as is." SQUARE ENIX MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED (EITHER IN FACT OR BY OPERATION OF LAW), OR STATUTORY, AS TO ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT, SQUARE ENIX WILL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE TRANSACTION CONTEMPLATED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS OR LOSS OF BUSINESS, EVEN IF SQUARE ENIX IS APPRISED OF THE LIKELIHOOD OF SUCH DAMAGES OCCURRING.

You may not assign, transfer, license, charge or deal with any of your rights under this Agreement.

A person or entity that is not party to the Contract has no rights to enforce any provision of the Contract whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.




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