Theme License Frequently Asked Questions
Two reasons. First, we’ve been waiting patiently for Shopify to solve this problem on their end and they have not, so we’re starting to do it ourselves. Secondly, we’re a small company with limited resources. Chasing down payments takes a good deal of time and effort and until now we haven’t been able to prioritize this.
No, it is not valid. Shopify stipulates that every theme sold in the Shopify Theme Store can only be sold via the Shopify Theme Store. We, the theme creators, are not allowed to sell our themes anywhere except the Shopify Theme Store. This Shopify page here explains and verifies this policy. If a theme that exists in the Theme Store is being sold in another marketplace, then it has been stolen and is being sold illegally.
You can inform the agency that built your website of this policy and ask them to make the purchase. If they do not, you will need to purchase the theme yourself, or remove the theme from your store completely. If you believe the agency has stolen our theme please report them to us via this Unlicensed theme distribution form
All web browsers (Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc.) have built in functionality to allow anyone to view the source code of any website on the internet. Our themes contain various code snippets and patterns that we can recognize when viewing this source code.
Here are some links to Shopify sources which verify the claims we’re making:
- Shopify’s Terms of Service outlining its ‘one theme/one store’ policy and our intellectual property rights
- Shopify’s requirements that themes sold via the Shopify Theme Store can not be sold on other marketplaces.
We will also be sending legal notices to those people stealing, and reselling our themes illegally. Here’s a form where you can report these people directly to us
You will have access to our dedicated support team, and will be able to update your theme to the latest version (for free) through the Shopify Theme Store.
No, you are free to continue using whatever version of the theme you currently have installed. The important aspect is that the theme purchase will assign a valid license to your store.
Thank you for purchasing a license to Pipeline, you now qualify for free updates and theme support. Please fill out this Proof of Purchase Form to help us update our records.
Thank you for removing the unlicensed theme. Please use this Proof of Purchase Form to notify us. Choose the Theme has been removed from store option.