Terms and Conditions
1. We agree that this is, uh, an agreement
This is the agreement between you and Wuzzy Wheels Inc, dba blipshift ("blipshift"). By uploading Your Idea, you are affirming that you understand and agree to the following terms and conditions, which serve as a contract between you and blipshift.
2. We agree to keep agreeing
The term of this agreement starts on the date that your submitted shirt design concept ("Your Idea") is initially uploaded to any blipshift website(s) and continues until either you or blipshift terminates this Agreement in writing. You may revoke your license in writing at any time subject to two limitations: You may not revoke your license for 60 days from the date of submission, nor may you revoke your license after you have been notified that Your Idea will be turned into a design and printed.
3. Your work is your own
You MAY NOT submit a design that contains ideas or material that you do not have the legal right to use, including copyrighted images and other people's designs. You agree to bear full liability should you submit an Idea that is not yours and it gets printed, including financial responsibility for any costs incurred protecting blipshift as a result of your actions. These may include printing fees, blipshift’s legal fees, advertising costs, etc. All rights and title to Your Idea not expressly granted to blipshift hereunder are reserved by you, the Idea Submitter.
4. Your Design is fresh
When you submit an Idea to blipshift we require that Your Idea not be in the current running of any other apparel contest websites and not currently being sold anywhere else on apparel.
If two “similar” Ideas are submitted, the first one uploaded to the blipshift Idea Submission website shall be deemed to be the original Idea for purposes of consideration from blipshift. The determination of whether two Ideas are similar shall solely be made at the discretion of blipshift. Subsequent “similar” submissions shall not be eligible for consideration for remuneration.
5. We will look at Your Design
After submitting Your Idea, it will be reviewed. We reserve the right to reject any Idea if we suspect any of our contest rules are being broken. Blipshift reserves the right to reject any submission that it deems in its sole discretion to be offensive or inappropriate. If Your Idea is rejected, it's probably because you didn't follow the instructions or we suspect you might be breaking the rules or terms.
6. If Your Design is awesome we may use it
Your Idea will be eligible for consideration for sixty (60) days from the day you submit it to us. If Your Idea is not selected within 60 days, you retain the rights to the concept and are welcome to then submit it to other locations or design and print it yourself. If blipshift selects Your Idea to work with artists to develop into a design to sell on garments or posters, or other merchandise on the blipshift website, you will be notified via the e-mail you provided during submission.
By choosing Your Idea, blipshift makes no guarantee of any volume of sales nor does it constitute a promise that Your Idea will, in fact, be sold. Blipshift reserves the right to reverse the decision to use Your Idea for any or no reason at all. After Your Idea has been selected for printing you may not use nor allow third parties to use Your Idea for sale on apparel or garments for a period of 365 days from the last date of sale by blipshift. Once the 60 days have passed, if Your Idea is not chosen for print by blipshift, you are free to use Your Idea for any commercial or non-commercial purpose. However if Your Idea is used elsewhere, you must notify blipshift by an email to firstname.lastname@example.org listing where and when Your Idea will be used, so that it can be removed from the blipshift website and future consideration. Blipshift reserves the right to choose Your Idea after the 60 days have passed, on the condition that the design has not been used for commercial purposes elsewhere.
7. You want us to use it
Once Your Idea is uploaded, you grant blipshift world-wide rights to use the design for commercial purposes, including printing and selling of t-shirts and other apparel, and other merchandise for the duration of this Agreement, as well as using it for marketing and promotional purposes (e.g., to display, reproduce, exhibit, broadcast, transmit, distribute through any electronic means or other means, and electronically or otherwise publish by any and all means and media, including the right to use any part of Your Idea in the promotion, advertising or marketing of the blipshift websites) in perpetuity.
8. We’ll pay you in shirts
In the event that Your Idea is chosen to be developed into a design which is subsequently featured on the blipshift website, Your Idea will be for sale on garments and potentially other items for at least 24 hours. However, blipshift reserves the right to remove Your Idea, without your prior consent or knowledge, if blipshift is notified that Your Idea infringes on a third party’s copyright.
If Your Idea is sold on the blipshift website, you will be entitled to one (1) free copy of the design on a tee shirt in your preferred size as well as $100 in credit for future shirt designs of your choice (in the form of a single $100 BS gift certificate).
9. If we have to change it
We may have to make changes to Your Idea as part of the creative process with our internal artists and/or artist partners in order to develop a compelling design to print onto a t-shirt. Blipshift maintains the rights to modify, adapt, change or otherwise alter Your Idea as deemed necessary for production. Any resulting work product shall be fully owned by Blipshift unless rights are explicitly granted to the artist partner.
10. You are legit
You represent and warrant that:
- You have the full right and power to enter into and perform this Agreement and to grant blipshift all rights to use Your Idea as contemplated in this Agreement.
- You have obtained all necessary third-party consents, rights, licenses and permissions, if any, required to enter into and perform this Agreement and to grant blipshift the rights to use Your Idea set out in this Agreement (including, without limitation, consents and permissions from owners of any elements that are used in Your Idea).
- Your Idea (and blipshift's use of it under this Agreement) does not and will not infringe on any rights of any third party, including any trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, right of privacy or publicity or moral rights of any third party.
- All information that you have provided or will provide to blipshift is true and complete.
- Your Idea does not and will not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation.
- If you or any member of your group is a minor, your hereby warrants that you have the legal right to execute this Agreement on behalf of the minor artist and guarantee such person's performance of the terms of this Agreement. These warranties shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
11. We’re not perfect
You acknowledge and agree that the operation of the blipshift website(s) may from time to time encounter technical or other problems and may not necessarily continue uninterrupted or without technical or other errors and blipshift will not be responsible to you or others for any interruptions, errors or problems or even for an outright discontinuance of the blipshift service. There are no assurances whatsoever that Your Idea or element of Your Idea will actually be used on the blipshift website or if used will continue to be available for any particular time. Blipshift has the right, in blipshift's sole and absolute discretion, to remove from the blipshift website(s) at any time the Your Idea or any part of them. The blipshift website may be discontinued at any time, with or without reason and all Your Ideas sent to blipshift or Representative may be removed and unavailable for recovery by any means. You and only you are responsible for maintaining at your expense and in facilities owned or controlled only by you any and all original or so-called back-up copies of all or any part of Your Idea.
12. You won’t sue us
You agree to defend, indemnify, reimburse and hold blipshift and its parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, and its and their members, managers, officers, directors, representatives, employees, agents, successors, designees, licensees, sublicensees and assigns harmless from and against any and all liability, loss, damages, judgments, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees, costs and expenses and court costs) arising out of or related to:
- Your use of the blipshift website(s);
- any breach or alleged breach of your representations and warranties and/or any breach, alleged breach or violation of the notices, terms and conditions of this Agreement;
- Your violation or alleged or threatened violation of any rights of a third party, including, without limitation, any trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, right of privacy or publicity or moral rights of any third party, arising from the submission and/or use of Your Idea to blipshift as provided in this Agreement.
13. If someone else rips you off, sue them, not us
BLIPSHIFT DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY USE OF THE ARTIST DESIGNS MADE AVAILABLE ON THE BLIPSHIFT WEBSITE BY THE ARTIST PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. ARTIST SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR SEEKING RELIEF FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF ARTIST DESIGNS BY A THIRD-PARTY, AND NOT FROM BLIPSHIFT. THIS MEANS, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT IF ANOTHER PERSON OBTAINS ARTIST DESIGNS FROM BLIPSHIFT (WHETHER OR NOT WITH BLIPSHIFT'S PERMISSION), AND USES THOSE DESIGNS IN A WAY NOT AUTHORIZED BY THE LICENSES GRANTED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT ARTIST WILL SEEK REDRESS OR RECOVERY FROM THE OTHER PERSON AND NOT FROM BLIPSHIFT, AND THAT ARTIST WILL NOT HOLD BLIPSHIFT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR SUCH UNAUTHORIZED USE.
14. You can’t use our stuff
Blipshift, the blipshift logos and mascots, and the layout and design of the blipshift website(s), among other marks that may appear on the blipshift website(s) are trademarks of blipshift. (the "Blipshift Marks"). Other trademarks and service marks on the blipshift web(s) may be the property of the advertisers, content partners and/or providers, or other third parties. Artist may not use any of the Blipshift Marks without blipshift's prior written permission, and Artist may not use any third-party marks without the third party's prior written permission.
15. We agree that this is the agreement we agreed to
This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement of Artist and blipshift as to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior proposals, discussions or agreements (oral and written) with respect to such subject matter.
16. We’re fickle
Blipshift reserves the right to amend the terms of this Agreement from time to time in its sole discretion. Blipshift will notify Artist of any material changes to this Agreement by sending an email to the address listed in Artist's account. If Artist continues to upload Your Idea after being notified of the changes to the Agreement, Artist will be deemed to have accepted those changes and the new terms of the Agreement will govern all prior and future submissions of Your Idea. If Artist does not accept the new terms of the Agreement, Artist's only and exclusive remedy will be to terminate this Agreement. Otherwise, this Agreement may be changed only by a writing signed by both parties that specifically refers to the parties' intent to amend this Agreement. BEFORE CLICKING "I AGREE", CAREFULLY READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. BY CLICKING "I AGREE", YOU ARE CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY AND ARE BECOMING A PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE WORK YOU ARE CURRENTLY SUBMITTING AS WELL AS WITH RESPECT TO WORK YOU HAVE SUBMITTED IN THE PAST AND MAY SUBMIT IN THE FUTURE.