The products that authors sell on the platform are digital goods and cannot be "returned", so your entitlement to a refund is designed with this in mind. Of course, in addition to these rules, each country has its own laws surrounding refunds, and these local laws are not excluded if they apply to you.
If you have purchased an item from our marketplace and you are experiencing a technical issue with the item we recommend that you contact the author of that item and seek assistance. Often they’ll be able to help to troubleshoot your problem.
We understand, however, that sometimes the author may not be able to solve your issue or there may be circumstances in which a refund is warranted. In this case, here are the circumstances in which we would expect an author to provide you with a refund:
If an item doesn’t work the way it should then the author is required to promptly fix the issue by updating the item. An item is "not as described" if it is materially different from the item description or preview. If the issue can’t be fixed or it turns out that the item is “not as described” then you would be entitled to a refund from the author.
If an item contains a security vulnerability and can't easily be fixed you would be entitled to a refund from the author. If the item can be fixed, then the author should do so promptly by updating the item. If the item contains a security vulnerability that is not patched in an appropriate timeframe then we would expect the author to provide a refund for the item.
If an author advertises their item as including item support, you have a current support entitlement, and you are not provided that support in accordance with the item support policy the author should provide you with a refund.
If you purchase an item support extension and request a refund of that extension before your existing item support expires we would expect the author to provide you with a refund of that item support extension.
If you have not downloaded a purchased item within 3 months from the date of purchase, you may be eligible for a refund. You will be required to provide the author of that item your purchase code in order for the author to verify your claim that you have not downloaded an item. Although we think 3 months is a reasonable time, depending on where you are located, you might have a longer period to claim a refund if you have purchased for personal use and haven't downloaded the item.
If you and an author can't come to an agreement about a refund, you can raise a dispute and have SourceSale investigate the matter. We may ask you to provide supporting documentation or evidence. Any refund issued by SourceSale is entirely discretionary. We will make a decision based on all available information and you agree that our decision is final.
Neither SourceSale nor authors are obliged to give policy refunds in any of the situations listed below.