Terms of Use

The OS Templates website provides premium templates as well as free website templates.

With this, we have two different licence agreements, each licence governs the individual type of template that is downloaded for free or bought from our website.

All of the templates found within our website are copyrighted and are the property of OS Templates.

To read the individual licence agreements, simply click on the relevant link below:

Premium Templates Licence:
Single Site Licence

You are granted a nontransferable single domain / single website licence when you purchase a template from OS Templates at a non-unique price.

The single site licence grants you the ability to use the template on a single "top level domain" only e.g. www.yourdomain.com, the domain can be private or that of a client.

To use one and the same template on multiple TLDs you need to purchase a licence for each TLD where the template will be used.

Sub-domains can use the template so long as they are a structural part of the main website, using sub-domains for hosting sites (e.g. domain1.domain.com, domain2.domain.com) does not apply - each sub-domain would in this case require its own licence.

An Example For Sub-domains:

If you have lets say 10 different websites, each website has its own subject e.g. Photography, Cooking, Cars etc. and all of these websites are sub domains of your main website, you would need 11 licences (1 x TLD, 10 x Sub-domains). Why, because these sub-domains are independent of the main domain. They don't have anything to do with the main domain, they don't share any identity or structure, they are fully independent, but they are hosted via the main domain.

If on the other hand you use sub domains to structure your website, meaning all of the sites use one and the same navigation, design, layout structure etc. that would be a different situation. Using sub-domains for extremely large sites has been a common practice in the past and as such can use one licence even if there are 20 sub-domains, so long as they are all a structural part of the top level domain.


TLDs => Top-level Domains e.g. .uk, .biz, .com, .org, .net, .edu, .gov, the list goes on.

TLDs are not treated in the same way as sub-domains so if you are using TLDs in a similar way to sub-domains you still have to buy a licence per TLD.

Acquisition Licence

The terms of this licence extend those of the Single Site Licence with the addition that the template is permanently removed from our website.

This licence is a first come first served agreement, once the template has been bought, it will be removed from our website and will never be placed back on our site for sale.

This licence is nontransferable and does not give you the right to rent, lease, sell or offer the template for sale.

It is a single site licence with the guarantee that you are the last to buy the template.

If you would like to buy a template from us outright, please contact us here, providing us with all of the relevant information required.

Bulk Licence

If you would like to buy more than 10 licences, independent of template, you can modify the enquiry form to cater for the amount of template licences you require - by changing the amount

If you would like to buy 10+ licences for any single template or group of premium templates found within our site, we can arrange a discount.

Template Modifications

On purchasing a licence you are authorised to make any necessary changes to the template to ensure it fits your requirements in accordance with the licence.

All copyright and template information found within "CSS, JavaScript & Font" files, as well as 3rd party files must be retained, and may not be deleted / removed.


To prevent any misunderstanding: all of our premium templates are LICENCED, they are NOT SOLD to you, they are licenced under the licence terms / terms of use found here.

Refund Policy

As OS Templates offers non-tangible, irrevocable goods, refunds are not issued once the template has been sent (in any form e.g. email, per post), which you automatically agree to by purchasing any template from the OS Templates website.

All sales are FINAL and all charges from the individual sales are not refundable. OS Templates has a strict NO REFUND POLICY on digital goods. Before you buy a template licence from OS Templates ensure that you are ordering the right template before confirming your order.

OS Templates will not provide a refund or credit for reasons including (but not limited to):

  • You have changed your mind about the template.
  • You bought the wrong template.
  • You do not have sufficient technical knowledge to use the template.
  • You can no longer access the template because it has been corrupted by you or someone else.


Due to recent changes in EU Law, OS Templates will now always provide an invoice, whether the sale is for a private consumer or a company / business. The invoice is sent with the template files via email or post.

OS Templates do not provide PayPal invoices.

Free Templates Licence:

The free website templates (HTML & PSD) showcased in this website are licensed under our website template licence unless otherwise stated.

What is Allowed:

All of the free website templates that can be found on OS Templates can be used for both private and commercial projects, Under the following terms:

  • You must attribute the work in the manner specified by OS Templates (author and licensor - see Attribution section below).

  • You can not offer our templates for distribution / re-distribution of any kind without prior written consent from us.

  • If you use our work for your clients or friends website(s), you have to inform them of the licence that comes with the template(s)

  • You are not permitted to port / convert any of our templates for a CMS, Blog system or any other form of dynamically managed content system for distribution / re-distribution on a diskette, CD, website or any other medium or for rent, lease, sale or resale.

    You can only port / convert a template for your personal use and if a client asks you to port a template for them for one project / website only.


All of the free templates that can be found within this site have copyright information and credit links, that can be found in the templates footer and in the various CSS files.

Credit link(s) and copyright information must stay unmodified in all web pages that use our template(s).

The default credit link that can be found in the (source code) template footer is:

Template by OS Templates
<p class="fl_right">Template by <a href="http://www.os-templates.com/" title="Free Website Templates">OS Templates</a></p>

The default footer link may be changed to:

  • Code by OS Templates
    <p class="fl_right">Code by <a href="http://www.os-templates.com/" title="Free Website Templates">OS Templates</a></p>

  • Design by OS Templates
    <p class="fl_right">Design by <a href="http://www.os-templates.com/" title="Free Website Templates">OS Templates</a></p>

  • Thanks to OS Templates
    <p class="fl_right">Thanks to <a href="http://www.os-templates.com/" title="Free Website Templates">OS Templates</a></p>

For companies or individuals that wish to add their information to the template footer please feel free to modify the link as such:

Website by YOURDETAILS & OS Templates
<p class="fl_right">Website by <a href="YOURURL">YOURDETAILS</a> & <a href="http://www.os-templates.com/" title="Free Website Templates">OS Templates</a></p>

Credit Link(s) & Copyright Information


OS Templates DOES NOT offer paid link removals or paid copyright removals.

All of the templates and digital work that can be found on http://www.os-templates.com/ have been filed globally with various Copyright Offices. If you misuse our digital work we will seek damages and you will be prosecuted.

If credit links and/or copyright information are/is intentionally removed from our digital work, legal action will be taken against those doing so.

Please respect our work, a lot of time has been invested in the work that can be found in this site.

Removing credit links from templates can and will result in legal action. It isn't hard to find out where our templates are being used and who is using them.

Joint Licence Terms:

The following licence information is common to both of the above licences.

  1. You can not claim IPR or exclusive ownership of any of our templates, free or premium, modified or unmodified. All of the website templates, associated designs, page templates and sub pages belong to and are copyright of OS Templates and their owner(s).

  2. You are not permitted to place any of our templates either modified or unmodified, on a diskette, CD, website or any other medium for distribution, re-distribution, rent, lease, sale or resale.

  3. You can not rent, lease, sell or offer our templates for sale. This also includes offering our templates as part of a product package. You can sell your services but not our templates.

  4. All templates found on OS Templates come "as is" without any kind of warranty. In no event shall OS Templates be liable for any damages including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential, or other losses arising out of the use of or inability to use our templates.

Images Used in Demo's:

OS Templates uses public domain / open source images & photos provided by but not limited to:

Stock images are used in some template demonstration pages, which OS Templates have bought licences for.

All images that are used within template demonstrations are not provided in the downloadable archive (placeholders are supplied) - OS Templates does not distribute / re-distribute 3rd party images.

If you would like to know where the individual images can be downloaded from, please take a look at the demo pages source code (at the bottom) - not all templates have the information in them.