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Terms and Conditions


* Any future changes will be indicated in Coral color. *

The following is Creative Design Outlet (CDO) Standard Terms of Use (TOU). These terms apply to all graphic hobbiests being signature tag makers, stationary and web set makers, website designers and MySpace or other social network users. You are required to read, understand and abide by these terms when using the digital artwork of any artists represented by CDO. You are advised that these terms are strictly enforced at all times by CDO, our Artists and our Attorneys.

IMPORTANT: If you purchase packages using a coupon code that is not valid for a specified package then you are authorizing CDO to charge your credit card the additional amount owed on your package purchase by agreeing to these terms and conditions.

As you are also agreeing to these terms and conditions you also agree that validation of your CDO license requires disclosure of the following personal information to CDO and its assigned: Your complete name, address, phone number and email address. If you are unable to provide all of the following information then your licenses with CDO are not completely valid.

License numbers may be suspended or revoked if these terms and conditions are not followed, this includes the terms of use and conditions of a valid license number. No refunds for purchases will be given if your license is suspended or revoked for non-compliance with our TOU's or terms and conditions as stated.

The Artists and Photographers represented by CDO reserve the right to amend any of these terms they so choose. Artists amendments can be on their respective package pages. Standard Terms of Use and any Artists amendments are provided with your package orders as well.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS THOROUGHLY. A COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF THESE TERMS IS VITAL. YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL ARE AGREEING TO THESE TERMS UPON ANY PURCHASE MADE FROM CCDO AND ARE THEREFORE RESPONSIBLE FOR ADHERING TO THESE TERMS OF USE AT ALL TIMES.

CDO Standard Terms of Use

-Effective January 1st, 2011-


1. No CDO Artist/Photographer image may exceed 72 dpi (dots per inch) or 504 ppi (pixels per inch). 2. No CDO Artist/Photographer image may exceed 7 inches (17.78 cm – 504 ppi ) on its longest side. 3. No CDO Artist/Photographer image, composition or product may be sold, bartered or used for profit or “break even” endeavors in any way OR used in association with any site "requiring" membership fees to join. 4. CDO WILL ALLOW your group or website to have a Donation Button AS LONG AS THE FOLLOW CONDITIONS ARE MET: (a) A Donation may NOT be a "requirement" to join your group or access your site. (b) No other digital image licensing company affiliate programs may be used in a group or on a site that has a donation button and is using CDO artwork. (c) A CDO staff member must be allowed to join the group or access the website at all times. (d) The Terms of Use must be clearly posted for your group members and strictly adhered to at all times. Failure to comply with any of the Standard TOU’s, Artists Amendments or conditions set forth above will result in a request to remove the donation button from your group or site. *Note: Group owners and administrators do not have the sole responsibility of making sure that all group members are following the CDO TOU's. This is why item (c) is listed above. The presence of a CDO staff member is required so that owners and administrators have assistance with helping members properly follow CDO TOU's. 5. All CDO Artist/ Photographer images and tube creations MUST be credited in the following manner: ©Artists / Photographer name, www.artists url.com, ( your CDO license number ) (a) Your CDO license number MUST be clearly legible on all of your digital creations. This includes, but is not limited to tags, stationary, web sets, MySpace pages or other social network pages, personal websites, other website layouts or skins, banners and any other digital means of design. (b) You MAY put tagged by_____ and your watermark on your creation however you MAY NOT put a copyright symbol next to your name. (c) You MAY NOT place your personal website URL on your creation. (d) You MUST place the Artist / Photographer URL on your creation. (e) You MAY add group links along with all other necessary copyright information to the BOTTOM and or FOOTERS of stationary you create. No links ( with the exception of the artists link ) are allowed to be placed on or near the top of the stat where the "main design" is contained. (f) You MAY add credit for scrap kits and backgrounds in the following manner: scrap kit by______ , render by_______ or background by_________. Note: Some of our Artists have R or PG-13 rated material on their websites. URL’s to websites containing “Adult Content” are not allowed in some groups. CDO understands this therefore we do not require that you place an Artists’ URL on a tag when your respective group does not allow it. Here is the alternative way to display your tags in the event a URL is not allowed: ©Artists / Photographer Name, (your CDO license number) This alternative method is ONLY to be used in groups that do not allow "Adult Content" links to be displayed. The Artists URL should appear on all of your creations in ALL other instances especially in social network website pages. The above outlined copyright display terms apply to ANY and ALL creations using CDO Artist / Photographers works. This includes, but is not limited to tags, stationary, web sets, MySpace pages or other social network pages, personal websites, other website layouts or skins, banners and any other digital means of design. 6. Group Banners MAY contain your group URL as long as all other copyright credits are present as outlined in term #5. 7. You MAY NOT alter the artwork or photography in anyway. You must use the image AS IT IS PROVIDED TO YOU BY CDO. 8. You MAY NOT tube CDO images yourself. Use only CDO approved tubes 9. You MAY NOT receive monetary compensation for tubes or images, tags, stationary or web sets of any artist with CDO. 10. You MAY NOT share tubes or images in anyway be it via email, disk, file sharing site or any other known methods of file sharing. 11. Desaturation of an artist tube is allowed. Desaturation means changing a color tube to black and white. 12. You MAY use “close-ups” IF they are available through CDO. 13. Full animation is allowed as long as the animation is respectful to the artist's work. If CDO deems the animation disrespectful to the artist or the artwork we will require that changes be made to the tag or it be removed from display on the internet. 14. Changing colors of any parts of tubes other than desaturating the entire tube is prohibited. 15. You MAY place small elements on images in order to “cover up” prohibited body parts. This is to allow for usage of rated R or PG-13 images in more modest groups. 16. You MAY NOT change any Artist / Photographer image to black and white and then colorize it again yourself. 17. You MAY take an EXISTING black and white Artist/ Photographer image and colorize it yourself. 18. You MAY NOT clothe CDO Rated R images. You may only use clothed Rated R images that are offered in PG rated packages through CDO. 19. You MAY NOT add your own embellishments such as hats, socks, shoes, stockings etc.that have not been provided as part of the original piece of artwork to you by CDO. *Note: Exceptions are sometimes made for holiday occasions. Visit the CDO Forum for updates on this term. 20. You MAY NOT “mix” tubes from any other licensing company artists or free to use artists with CDO artists tubes in your creations . 21. You MAY use stock photography with CDO artists tubes in your creations as long as the stock photography does not require copyright (©) credits. If the stock photography (or the group you are in) requires a url (website) you must add that credit as follows: Photo courtesy of stockphotosite.com -or- photo by stockphotosite.com. No copyright symbol allowed when crediting a stock photography website. 22. You MAY use your own personal photography with CDO Artists creations. *Note: If you choose to use your own personal photography then you must display your creations in the following manner: Artwork © Artists Name, www.artists url.com, Your CDO license number Photo ©Your "Real" Name 23. You MAY combine CDO Artists with CDO Photographers. Here is how you MUST display your creation: Artwork ©Artists Name, www.artists url.com, Your CDO license number Photo ©Photographer Name, www.photographer url.com, Your CDO license number 24. You MAY create tutorials using CDO Artist / Photographer images however you MUST very clearly state on the tutorial page that the image you are using is for example only. Anyone wishing to use the same image in their own personal creation MUST have the proper license for that image. Also include: Artwork ©"Artist" 25. You MAY give credit to a tutorial used for a signature tag on the tag itself in the following manner: tutorial: www.tutorialsite.com/. 26. CDO Artist / Photographer MAY NOT be used in ANY COMMERCIAL ENDEAVOR. 27. You MAY NOT create BLANK tags, stationery (apart from side borders) or web sets etc. There MUST be prominent text on your creations besides the required copyright information. 28. Any stationery (stats) created featuring CDO Artists or Photographers MUST contain copyright credits in two places. 1. By the actual artwork on the stat. 2. In the credits at the bottom of the stat. Full credits MUST include artists URL and license number. 29. You MAY NOT print any images, tubes or creations made from CDO Artists/ Photographers works. The digital art and photography provided by CDO is FOR ONLINE USE ONLY. 30. You MAY use the same artist from CILM that is now with CDO as long as the following is done on your tags. Example- You bought a PinUp Toons tube from CILM and have now bought one from CDO. You want to use both in the same tag. You would need to put both license numbers in that tag. Your CILM and CDO number. You may NOT however mix artists with both license numbers. CDO LEGAL CONTENT LICENSING AGREEMENT
This Agreement governs the terms by which customers of Creative Design Outlet(CDO) obtain the right to use art provided by all artists contracted to be represented by CDO in the graphics licensing community and can be found at www.cdoestore.com. This Agreement is in addition to the CDO Standard Terms of Use applicable to the contents of www.cdoestore.com and any agreements previously entered into with CDO.

1. Background of Agreement
(a) This agreement contains many important provisions that affect your rights and obligations. By selecting the correct box at the end of your registration and or purchase with CDO you accept this Agreement either for yourself or on behalf of the person/s you are making the purchase for. If you are accepting on behalf of someone you are purchasing images/tubes for then you warrant that you have full legal authority to make a purchase on their behalf. If you do not have such authority or you do not accept or agree with these terms, do not purchase content from CDO.

(b) In this Agreement: (i) “you” or the “license holder” or "customer" means you or “we” means Creative Design Outlet, operator of www.cdoestore.com and “Content” means any images/ tubes that you are downloading from www.cdoestore.com, together with any accompanying material.

2. Standard License Terms
We hereby grant to you a lifetime license number issued to you by CDO - customerhelp@creativedesignoutlet.com upon your first order to use purchased images / tubes according to this agreement and agreement to our Standard Terms of Use. All other rights in and to the content, including, without limitation, all copyright and other intellectual property rights relating to the content, are retained by CDO or the artists that created the images/ tubes, as the case may be.

3. Permitted Uses and Prohibited Uses: Please read the CDO Standard Terms of Use above or located here: http://www.cdoestore.com/sigtag/tou.shtml

1. Should any of the terms of this agreement or the Standard Terms of Use be violated CDO retains the right to suspend or revoke your respective license in addition to the right to proceed with legal actions against you or parties representing you for breach of contract and/or any other applicable charges regarding the terms of this agreement.

2. Failure to provide CDO with correct account information required to make a purchase shall give CDO the full right to suspend or revoke your respective license.

4. Term of Agreement
(a) This Agreement is effective until it is terminated. You can terminate this Agreement by destroying the Content along with any copies or archives of it or accompanying materials (if applicable), and ceasing to use the Content for any purpose. The Agreement also terminates without notice from CDO if at any time you fail to comply with any of its terms. Upon termination, you must immediately (i) cease using the Content and for any purpose; (ii) destroy or delete all copies and archives of the Content or accompanying materials; and (iii) if requested, confirm to CDO in writing that you have complied with these requirements.

(b) Failure to abide by the conditions above governing the termination of the contract shall grant CDO the right to proceed with legal actions against you or parties representing you for breach of contract and or any other applicable charges regarding the terms of this agreement.

(c) CDO reserves the right to elect at a later date to revoke or amend the license granted to you by this Agreement and replace the Content with an alternative for any reason. Upon notice, sent to the address or contact information provided by you for your CDO account, or such other address as you may advise us in writing to use, from time to time, of such replacement, the license for the replaced Content immediately terminates for any products that do not already exist, and this license automatically applies to the replacement Content. You agree not to use the replaced Content, for future products and to take all reasonable steps to discontinue use of the replaced Content.

5. Limitation of Warranties and Liability
(a) CDO's entire liability and your exclusive remedy, with respect to any claims arising out of your use of the Content, or out of your actions in downloading the Content, shall be as follows:

You may, upon request to CDO, be permitted to download the Content again only in the event that something logistically has happened to the previously downloaded file such as a hard drive crash. (b) IN NO EVENT SHALL CDO OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR CONTENT PROVIDERS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, PARTNERS OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIM, LOSS, DAMAGE, ACTION, SUIT OR OTHER PROCEEDING ARISING UNDER OR OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR USE OF, RELIANCE UPON, ACCESS TO, OR EXPLOITATION OF THE CONTENT, OR ANY PART THEREOF, OR ANY RIGHTS GRANTED TO YOU HEREUNDER, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER THE ACTION IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR OTHERWISE.

(c) IN ANY EVENT, THE TOTAL MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF CDO UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, THE LICENSE PROVIDED HEREUNDER, OR THE USE OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY OR ALL OF THE CONTENT IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE FEES ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU TO CDO UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IN RESPECT OF THE USE OF THE RELEVANT CONTENT.

(d) SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

6. Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold CDO, its affiliates, its Content providers and their respective directors, officers, employees, shareholders, partners and agents (collectively, the "CDO Parties”) harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees on a solicitor and client basis) incurred by any CDO Party as a result of or in connection with any breach by you or anyone acting on your behalf of any of the terms of this Agreement.

7. General Provisions
(a) You specifically agree and acknowledge that you have, in addition to the terms of this Agreement, reviewed the Standard Terms of Use and any other agreements which may be incorporated by reference therein, and to the extent of their incorporation in this Agreement you agree to be bound by them.

(b) CDO's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

(c) This Agreement is personal to you and is not assignable by you without CDO's prior written consent. CDO may assign this Agreement without your consent to any other party so long as such party agrees to be bound by its terms.

(d) If all or part of any provision of this Agreement is wholly or partially unenforceable, the parties or, in the event the parties are unable to agree, a court of California jurisdiction, shall put in place of such whole or part provision an enforceable provision or provisions, that as nearly as possible reflects the terms of the unenforceable whole or part provision.

(e) This Agreement will be governed under the laws of the State of California and the federal laws of the United States of America applicable therein (without reference to conflicts of laws principles). You consent to service of any required notice or process upon you by registered mail or overnight courier with proof of delivery notice, addressed to the address or contact information provided by you at the time the Content was downloaded, or such other address as you may advise us in writing to use, from time to time.

(f) Any and all disputes arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement, including without limitation, its validity, interpretation, performance and breach, shall be finally settled under the Laws of the State of California and or the Laws of the United States Federal Court and shall be conducted in the English language.

(g) The parties have requested that this Agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.

8. Contact
If you have concerns relating to this Agreement, please contact CDO at customerhelp@creativedesignoutlet.com or via phone at 520-308-5633.

9. Acknowledgment
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, UNDERSTAND IT, AND HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE PRIOR TO AGREEING TO IT. IN CONSIDERATION OF CDO AGREEING TO PROVIDE THE CONTENT, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT IT IS THE COMPLETE AND EXCLUSIVE STATEMENT OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND CDO, WHICH SUPERSEDES ANY PROPOSAL OR PRIOR AGREEMENT, ORAL OR WRITTEN, AND ANY OTHER COMMUNICATION BETWEEN YOU AND CDO RELATING TO THE SUBJECT OF THIS AGREEMENT.

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