I hope you can find something you like in my shop and you come back here a lot!

Here are some things that you should know about the products that I sell. If you are interested in buying something, please consider these.

These images are not meant to be shared or sold by themselves, except in those specific circumstances that are mentioned here (See Additional Policies below). Purchasing any of my products does not imply the right to resell them.

Pixel Paper Prints products are designed for small or home based business, or personal use*. If you want to use them for mass production (1000 copies or more), you must contact me for licensing options.

If it is possible, please let me see some of your creations where you use my designs, I would love to see what you made with them! :)

*Please read the details of restrictions of use below.

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Payment

For the moment, I accept only PayPal.

Shipping TOP ↑

Once the order is placed, you will receive an email with a link to download your files within 24 hours following the payment. When paying with checks, please note that payment frequently takes 3 – 5 business days to complete. Unless you specify something different in the “note to seller” at checkout, I will send your items to the email registered in your Etsy account.

Refunds and Exchanges TOP ↑

I hope that you understand that due to the nature of the products, I can’t offer you a refund or exchange. Nevertheless you can contact me if you have any comment or problem with your purchase and we can resolve it together. :D I always want happy costumers.

Additional Policies TOP ↑

Pixel Paper Prints, LLC, let’s call me “the Artist” or “Pixel Paper Prints”, graphics are designed for small or home based business, or personal use*. The purchaser, that’s where you come in, let’s call you “the Client”, by clicking “Purchase” on Etsy, that’s your way of saying that we see eye-to-eye on these policies. When you purchase a product from Pixel Paper Prints, that means that you’ve read all of these terms, and that you think that they’re pretty beneficial for both of us.

Pixel Paper Prints graphics are created to be used for personal use and for small businesses. If you want to mass produce an item, the license that would work best for you is the mass production license.

→You can check out more under Licenses in “General Conditions”.

For your convenience, I make sure to include a file with all of these Terms of Use in the same folder of the set you purchased so you can check it at any time.

It is a joy to see how my products are used in such different, inventive and ingenious ways. I see the love that I put in, mirrored in the work of my clients and I’m happy to see that these images have been able to create other amazing designs as well as generate income on behalf of the designers who use my images. I am happy to provide the highest quality images so that I can keep working with fantastic artists and creators and I hope that they feel the same way. To be able to maintain this great relationship, I ask you again to take the time to understand and follow these policies and ask me questions when you have them. Maybe at first sight they might seem like there are too many, but they are actually very simple, I just tried to be as specific as possible by mentioning examples of permitted and prohibited uses of my artwork.

All these conditions are not arbitrary and they are all have the purpose of helping us work in a cooperative and friendly manner: by providing you with the best images you can possibly find for the best value, and, in that way, you can save money for your personal projects and even make a profit by using them in your commercial projects, and at the same time, my work is going to be protected, so it is a win-win for everyone.

There’s this newish law that talks just about digital copyrights and the protections that people who have the copyrights get. It’s called DMCA and even if you don’t get the images from my Etsy shop, you’ll still need to abide by what it says. The same happens with International and U.S. copyright laws, they must be always followed.

So, please continue reading to find out all the things you need to know before starting with your projects in which you incorporate my artwork. These are the things that you need to keep in mind:

Each one of these points is explained with detail below.

PERMITTED USES* TOP ↑

When using my graphics for any project that is not just for personal use, credit must always be given to Pixel Paper Prints when using the images in your shop and/or website. This must be legible and apparent. Giving credit in a caption “Images by Pixel Paper Prints” or in the product description are both great ways to give credit.

Ok, so here’s a scenario… Let’s say you want to buy my graphics for commercial use, but you don’t want to say that you purchased those graphics at Pixel Paper Prints on your product or site or anywhere else. We can work with this, we’ll just need to work with a different license. The license I’m talking about here is called a “License for commercial use with no credit required.”

→See more of LICENSES in item’s descriptions and also in “General Conditions”. Please contact me for more information.

When Pixel Paper Prints images are used as part of any design to sell and/or display online, you need to follow the REQUIREMENTS FOR PREVIEW IMAGES listed in “General policies”

-DIGITAL PRODUCT DESIGNERS: You can use Pixel Paper Prints digital papers and clip art images personally or commercially to create digital printable files with the following restrictions:

→See definition of As they are in “general conditions”

Examples: Invitation, wrapper, topper, posters, party hats, thank you notes, or any other digital printable file in which Pixel Paper Prints graphics are part of a new design.

-PRINTED PRODUCT DESIGNERS: You can use Pixel Paper Prints graphics as part of your own design for printed (physical) items. They can be used for personal or commercial projects.

Examples: Stationery, handmade or printed cards, brochures, flyers, business cards, calendars, printed party supplies, stationery products, games, paper stickers and transfer images for clothes, edible paper, product labels.

You can also create stationery or other PRINTED products at Zazzle, Cafe Press, Etsy and in your own store but if you reach 1000 sales of products in which you used images included in one set you need to purchase a mass production license.

→See CONDITIONS TO USE A THIRD PARTY TO PRODUCE YOUR ITEMS in “General Conditions”.

-HANDMADE PRODUCT SELLERS: You can use Pixel Paper Prints graphics as part of your design for personal use or for handmade items to sell.

Examples: Jewelry, clothing, hats, accessories, home decoration, ceramic cups, melamine cups and plates, pins, bottle cap magnets, pendants and bows (No collage sheets/bottle cap images in digital format).

→See CONDITIONS TO USE A THIRD PARTY TO PRODUCE YOUR ITEMS in “General Conditions”.

-LOGO AND WEB DESIGNERS: You can use Pixel Paper Prints graphics commercially to create Logo and web designs for personal use or to sell. For logo design you can use these graphics as part of your design but you may not sell a graphic as is as a LOGO by itself. Please keep in mind that these graphics are not exclusive, so you and/or your customer won’t be able to copyright /trademark your logo because it would include images that are already copyrighted.

For Website/ Blog designs, banners, headers, footers, buttons, storefronts, graphics can be used only if the design is flattened, in 72 dpi and Pixel Paper Prints graphics must not be extractable. Web designs need to be personalized for each customer.

-DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKERS: You can use them on any PERSONAL scrapbook project, either printed or digital, but you cannot use them to sell them as digital scrapbook or graphic element kits.

-EMBROIDERY DIGITIZERS: You can use our products personally or commercially in embroidery designs for personal or commercial use, in physical form or in digital format.

→All digital embroidery graphics/designs sold to a third party must be for PERSONAL USE (Your customers cannot resell your products).

-TEACHERS, EDUCATORS: You can create games or educational sheets for personal or commercial use. If these educational items are sold in digital format, you must credit Pixel Paper Prints inside your PDF file and on your blog or wherever you display the file and follow the same restrictions as digital product designers mentioned above.

-ADVERTISING

Generally speaking the graphics of Pixel Paper Prints of not permitted for use by advertising agencies. As with all generalizations, arrangements can be made on a case-by-case basis.

-MOBILE APPS AND MOBILE DEVICE THEMES

If you wish to use my graphics in your mobile project, contact me to arrange an agreement.

*OTHER USES APPROVED IN WRITING BY PIXEL PAPER PRINTS:

Due to the fact that the possibilities to use Pixel Paper Prints graphics are endless, the items mentioned above are just examples of accepted use. However If you are interested in selling a product that is not mentioned here, if you are not sure if your product fits in any of these categories, or if you have questions about any of these terms, please contact me through Etsy Conversations or send an email to: info [!at] pixelpaperprints.com and tell me more about your product specifications so I can tell you if the use is allowed.

GENERAL PROHIBITED USES* TOP ↑

You may not claim any Pixel Paper Prints graphic as your own under any circumstances –even if you alter the graphics in any way or if you are using them as elements of your design.

→See more details about COPYRIGHT in “General conditions”

You may not sell Pixel Paper Prints graphics as they are.

→See definition of AS THEY ARE in “General conditions”

You may not share or trade Pixel Paper Prints graphics as they are in any digital format.

→See more details in DO NOT SHARE in “General conditions”

→See ALLOWED FORMS OF SHARING in “General conditions”

Pixel Paper Prints graphics cannot be used to create stickers/emoticons for messaging apps/services like iMessage, BBM, Facebook Messenger, etc.

*Any application/use of Pixel Paper Prints graphics that goes against any of the terms mentioned in this policies section or that violates any International or U.S. copyright law is not allowed.

GENERAL CONDITIONS TOP ↑

Your purchase of any graphic from Pixel Paper Prints grants you a license to use it for personal or commercial purposes with all the conditions mentioned in this policies section. This license is non-transferable and non-exclusive and it does not transfer ownership of copyright.

Avoid using terms like “Copyright”, “All rights reserved”, copyright symbols or any branding or marking that implies directly or indirectly that you are the author of Pixel Paper Prints artwork.

If the listing (preview images and text), packaging, label/tag or product includes a statement to express that you are the creator of a DESIGN in which Pixel Paper Prints products are being used as elements of said design, it must be specified that commercially licensed digital clip art and/or digital papers are being used to create the item and give credit to Pixel Paper Prints for the images that are being used.

DO NOT SHARE TOP ↑

The low price of the images that are sold in this site is made possible for two main reasons: the non-exclusivity of them, and the fact that the licenses of use are non-transferable. Since the license is granted only to the purchaser (the Client) of a graphic or a set of graphics, any practice that allows others to use the graphics that were licensed to you, is not allowed.

The following uses are examples of what is NOT allowed for any of Pixel Paper Prints artwork and/or files:

*Any graphic element from Pixel Paper Prints published in a larger size than the size displayed in Pixel Paper Prints previews is considered to be in high resolution, however if due to the characteristics of your product you need to publish an image with the elements it in a bigger size, please contact me so we can talk about a way to display them that is convenient for both of us.

→ For more information see REQUIREMENTS FOR PREVIEW IMAGES in “General conditions”

PERMITTED FORMS OF SHARING TOP ↑

Creating a design or activity in which the Pixel Paper Prints artwork that you bought is used to share free of charge with your customers/users is permitted. If you are interested in doing this, you must follow these requirements:

If for any reason it is not possible for you to follow one or more of the requirements mentioned above, it is possible to make an exception for you, but first you need to request a written authorization from the Artist. Please contact me through Etsy conversations or to the email: info [!at] pixelpaperprints.com and include a sample of the image you want to share in the actual size and format that you are going to share it with your customers/users in order to evaluate your request.

“AS THEY ARE” TOP ↑

“As they are” referring to my graphics means that they maintain their original appearance, even when they have been printed or applied to your product.

When you use any graphics from Pixel Paper Prints for commercial purposes, they CANNOT be sold “AS THEY ARE”, which means that you cannot sell any image that you purchase in this shop as the only graphic element* in your design/product. Pixel Paper Prints Graphics used in your products need to be sold as part of your own design/composition, accompanied in conjunction with other graphic elements.

---What is accepted as your own design?---

In general, when selling items in DIGITAL format or physical FLAT products (such as clothes, stationery, stickers, posters, etc.), any composition in which you combine various elements* overlapping each other –especially if you combine my graphics with your own elements- and/or when my graphics are on a patterned background and the result is a visible different image from the original graphic you received, it is an accepted design.

It is NOT an accepted design when you place a graphic element, text or frame next to my graphics (without overlapping/touching them) on a solid background.

When using Pixel Paper Prints graphics to create embroideries or TRIDIMENSIONAL physical products to sell, it is acceptable that you do not create a completely new graphic composition. Graphics that are being applied to a tridimensional object or the transformation of graphics to stitches from their digitized form for embroidery creates a sufficiently different product from the original images sold in Pixel Paper Prints. In these cases, any minor change such as a color change or the addition of another graphic element or text next to my graphics would satisfy the “AS THEY ARE” statute.

*When talking about Pixel Paper Prints graphics, a single image contained in one file counts as an element.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PREVIEW IMAGES TOP ↑

As is mentioned in the “Do not share” section of these policies, no image must be published in a way that facilitates others to use Pixel Paper Prints graphics that were licensed to you. For this reason, if your online shop, blog, website, listing, etc. shows an image that features products or designs created using Pixel Paper Prints graphics, you need to follow these requirements*:

These measures will not only protect the artwork, but they will also help you protect your own products and/or designs.

*In cases when the image you want to display is a photograph of the final physical product and Pixel Paper Prints graphics cannot be extracted, these requirements for your previews are optional. Please keep in mind that watermarks are always recommended to protect your own images.

CONDITIONS TO USE A THIRD PARTY TO PRODUCE YOUR ITEMS TOP ↑

Third party (defined here as any organization separate from that of the purchaser) use for producing your items is permitted for personal or commercial use when Pixel Paper Prints graphics are used as elements of the design.* However, the responsibility is that of the Client for the images transferred and the use that is given to Pixel Paper Prints artwork through the files provided to third parties. It is because of this that the company, business or individual that will print or manufacture the item or product needs to guarantee that any design/file/image that is handled will only be used for the production or creation of the exact number of items that you are ordering and not for any other purpose. When the third party is used to print an image bigger than U.S. tabloid size, when the item you are going to produce is printed in other material that is not paper or when you are going to produce a tridimensional product, a written contract with this specification is required.

Sales and production by print-on-demand sites such as Zazzle or Cafepress is permitted so long as all of the requirements stated in the policies section are followed and that the appropriate license for the quantity of items sold is obtained.

*The production of graphics ribbon, fabric or tape designs with Pixel Paper Prints graphics by a third party is NOT permitted.

SETS AND INDIVIDUAL ELEMENTS RECEIVED AS FREEBIES TOP ↑

Any set or individual graphic received from Pixel Paper Prints as a gift or as part of a promotion is subject to the same conditions as any purchased item. Files received as samples are not licensed for sale and cannot be used for commercial purposes.

CUSTOM IMAGES AND SPECIAL FORMATS TOP ↑

The content of each set, the colors and sizes of the images as well as the format of the files you are going to receive is described in each listing.

No custom changes are included when you purchase an item. If you require a special format, a color change or images in a larger size, please contact me through Etsy conversations before purchasing an item so I can let you know if I’m able to work on a custom order for you at that moment and also the cost of that work.

Vector files (.ai, .eps .svg, etc.) are only available for custom exclusive work and not for any of the products listed in my shop.

DIGITAL STAMPS FOR COMMERCIAL USE TOP ↑

Digital stamps can always be used for personal projects, however, when used for commercial purposes they need to be sold as part of the design of a PHYSICAL product and cannot be sold as they are (see definition of "as the are" above).

The only exception in which digital stamps can be used for digital products for sell is when you create educational material. As is the case with all products from Pixel Paper Prints, digital stamps need to be sold as part of your own composition included in your games and activities that are created only for educational purposes.

CONFIRMATION TOP ↑

Please keep your invoice number for a possible future verification*. Pixel Paper Prints has the right to confirm the purchase of a license by the Client at any time.

The Client has no obligation to retain the same name that she used when she made the purchase, and thus may change it and the license will follow that owner. However, the license for one single set follows only one business at a time for each set purchased. For this reason and to ensure that the user of Pixel Paper Prints graphics legally purchased them, you might receive a friendly message requesting a proof or purchase of the graphics included in your products, blog or website. This protects both the Client and the Artist.

Those parties whom refuse to respond, will be notified that they must cease sales or use of the products. Failure to provide adequate proof of legal acquisition of products and proper licenses also voids prior agreements and revokes the license. Parties who continue to sell products using Pixel Paper Prints graphics without a valid commercial license or without providing proof of purchase, will be considered in copyright violation, no further licensing will be granted with Pixel Paper Prints of any kind and legal action might be taken depending on the severity of the violation.

When you place an order in my shop, it is possible that I might need to contact you to confirm that you have read my terms of use and to make sure that the intention of your purchase is to use them only for the authorized purposes mentioned in my policies section. Once I receive a confirmation from you I will proceed to send your files. If, however, I do not receive a confirmation from you within 24 hours I will proceed to cancel the order and to send you a complete refund to the PayPal account you used to make your purchase.

By default my policies are in English, but I also have them available in Spanish for the customer’s convenience. Since it is essential that all the conditions of my shop and the terms of use of the items I sell are understood and agreed to before purchasing an item, I will not be able to complete the transaction and I’ll need to cancel an order If the customer is not able to demonstrate that he/she has read my policies in any of the languages mentioned. This is in order to assure the correct use of my graphics and also that all these conditions are beneficial for the customer.

*When purchasing from Etsy, you will always have access to your purchase records and invoice numbers through your Etsy account.

LICENSES

STANDARD LICENSES TOP ↑

The standard licenses included when you purchase an item are:

EXTENDED LICENSES TOP ↑

If you are interested in one of the following licenses, please contact me so I can create a listing for you to purchase them:

The 1000 sales or copies of products in which you use Pixel Paper Prints graphics can be explained by the following acceptable EXAMPLES:

The same conditions apply when you sell on print-on-demand sites such as Zazzle or Cafepress, this means that if you sell 1000 products or more using one or more images from the same set, you need to purchase the mass production license for the set or sets that are being used in such products.

*If at the moment of starting selling your products you didn’t know that you were going to reach the 1000 reproductions, you can come back and purchase the mass production license when you are getting closer to this number of sales, downloads and/or reproductions.

All the licenses are non-exclusive and non-transferable.

The extended licenses do not include the graphics, so you need to purchase the images separately. TOP ↑


All customers must follow the requirements mentioned above. Exceptions to these terms might be allowed but, in order to do something different from what is stated in this agreement, you need an express written authorization from the Artist (Belen Martindale/Pixel Paper prints). The Artist reserves the right to give a special authorization to customers depending on the unique nature of each situation. Exceptions made are always private in order to protect trade secrets or business models of the Artist and the Client. For this reason, the details that allow one buyer to be granted an exception do not affect other buyers.

At the time of purchase, all of the conditions are agreed upon. If at any time one or more of these conditions is not properly executed, the license of use for one or more sets purchased may be revoked and legal action may be taken depending on the severity of the violation. Even though the vast majority of the violations may be committed involuntarily or due to a misunderstanding of the terms of use, an effort will be made to contact the buyer first and present necessary changes to meet Pixel Paper Prints requirements. The revocation of the license would only be used a last recourse and would proceed only if multiple attempts for contact are ignored from the Artist and/or the explicit or implied refusal to comply with Pixel Paper Prints terms after these attempts of communication are made.

All copyrights remain with Pixel Paper Prints.

All rights reserved to PixelPaperPrints © 2011-2015