I deal with a client’s request for a webfont licence. It is an institute of an university. They stated that they use a Microsoft cloud server (Azure) for the hosting of their websites.
In my licence terms it reads “[allowed is:] to link the webfonts to websites which are owned and controlled by licencee”, and also: “licence does not permit storage of the webfonts in places or under
conditions where unauthorized persons or third parties may gain access to the
fonts, without being licencees“.
They ask me if the storage on their MS-Azure server would be conforming with those terms and I think, that such a storage (not in-house server, but still, an ‘owned’ cloude space) would comply with the terms. However, I wonder if in such a case there may be any pitfalls or if, in the long term, certain precautions need to be effected in order to prevent unauthorized access to the fonts.
Has anyone experience with such a matter?