1. Intellectual Property Rights
Unless otherwise indicated, the Website is the property of DesignShip and all source code, databases, functionality, software, website designs, audio, video, text, photographs and graphics of any nature and regardless of format (herein, collectively or individually, the “Content”) and the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained there (the “Marks”) are owned and controlled by DesignShip and are protected by copyright and trademark laws and any other applicable intellectual property law or regulation of the United Kingdom, foreign jurisdictions and international conventions. The Content and Marks are provided “As-Is” for your information and personal use only. Except as expressly provided herein, no part of the Website and no Content may be copied, reproduced, aggregated, republished, uploaded, posted, displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted, distributed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose whatsoever, without DesignShip’s express prior written permission. DesignShip reserves all rights in the Website, Content and Marks.
2. Ownership of Materials
Notwithstanding DesignShip’s ownership of Submissions, as described in Paragraph 4 (“Client Feedback”), all design and original source files created on Client’s behalf (“Projects”) belong to Client, and Client shall be the sole owner of the copyright for all Projects. In the event that any operation of law would cause DesignShip to become the owner of a Project, in whole or in part, rather than Client, DesignShip irrevocably and perpetually assigns its entire interest in the Project to Client, without limitation. Client warrants that any and all materials provided to DesignShip as examples or as material to be incorporated into a project during the design process are owned by Client and do not infringe on or misappropriate any third party’s rights, including, but not limited to, all intellectual property rights and any right of publicity. DesignShip always reserves the right to share the Client's design work publicly (social media, website, etc.) unless agreed upon as stated in section 18 of this document.
3. Third-Party Fonts
In the event that any Project incorporates fonts that are not owned by DesignShip and require a commercial license in order for Client to legally reproduce, distribute, or publicly display the Project (“Third-Party Font(s)”), DesignShip will inform Client in writing that one or more Third-Party Fonts have been incorporated into the Project and that Client will need to purchase one or more licenses for the Third-Party Fonts from the rights-holder(s) of said Third Party Fonts in order to legally reproduce, distribute, or publicly display the Project. Said notice will include information sufficient for Client to identify which licenses are required and who to contact in order to purchase said licenses. So long as DesignShip has informed Client of the incorporation of Third-Party Fonts as described above, Client assumes all responsibility for any consequences as a result of a failure by Client to purchase one or more licenses for any Third-Party Fonts incorporated into a Project.
4. User Representations
5. Prohibited Activities
Client shall not access or use the Website for any purpose other than that for which the Website is made available to the Client. The Website may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavour's except those related to the work performed by DesignShip on behalf of the Client. Further, Client agrees to refrain from the following:Make any unauthorised use of the Website; Retrieve data or content for the purposes of creating or compiling a database or directory; Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features on the Website; Engage in unauthorised framing or linking of the Website; Trick, defraud or mislead DesignShip or other users;Interfere with, disrupt or create an undue burden on the Website or DesignShip’s networks or servers;Use the Website in an effort to compete with DesignShip;Decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Website; Bypass any measures on the Website designed to prevent or restrict access to the Website or any portion thereof;Harass, annoy, intimidate or threaten any of DesignShip’s employees, independent contractors or agents providing services through the Website; Delete the copyright or other rights notice from any Content; Copy or adapt the Website’s softwareUpload or transmit, or attempt to do so, viruses, Trojan horses, or other material including anything that interferes with any party’s use of the Website or modifies, impairs, disrupts, alters, or interferes with the use, features, functions, operations or maintenance of the Website; Upload or transmit, or attempt to do so, any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism;Disparage, tarnish or otherwise harm DesignShip;Use the Website in a manner inconsistent with any applicable laws, statutes or regulations.
6. Client Feedback
Client acknowledges and agrees that any questions, comments, suggestions or other feedback or submission (each a “Submission”) shall be the sole property of DesignShip and DesignShip is under no obligation to keep a Submission confidential or take steps necessary to ensure the confidentiality of a Submission. DesignShip shall be the sole and exclusive owner of all rights related to the Submission except to the extent that rights are granted to Client under Paragraph 2 (“Ownership of Materials”), and shall at its sole and unrestricted discretion use and disseminate a Submission for any lawful purpose without permission, acknowledgment or compensation of or to the Client. Client agrees that it has the right to articulate and put forth the Submission and Client hereby waives all claims and recourse against DesignShip for its use of the Submission in accordance with the terms hereof and in its sole discretion hereafter.
7. Management and Oversight
9. Returns and Refunds
DesignShip reserves the right to deny refunds based on its own self discretion and without notice or liability to Client. Refund requests are assessed on a case by case basis. Should Client request a refund during the first month of use, all materials produced by DesignShip are ownership of the company and are prohibited from being used by the Client in any way.