Terms of Service and User Agreement

Last Ammendment: 26th March 2012

Welcome to Identify Design. In order to continue browsing and using our website and its contents you agree to comply to the following terms of service. Users who create accounts agree to comply to the following user agreement. For information regarding your privacy and how we handle your personal data please consult our privacy policy.

In this document the terms 'Identify Design', 'we', 'our' refers to this website. The term 'you' refers to users.

Modifications

We may ammend the terms of service and user agreement at any time. Changes will be posted here and are effective immediately. At the header of this document is a date which reflects the last time the document was modified. If the date is different to your last visit please scroll down and [red]read any entries in red text[/red] as these highlighted sections indicate changes since the last revision.

Terms of Service

About Our Website

Identify Design is a non-profit project that aims to assist our viewers with various design, web and print media practises. We achieve this through a collection of articles, tutorials and pages. These are written and managed by our moderators to provide the most accurate, educational coverage possible. The contents of these pages, including information, downloads, images and links, are provided free of charge. By providing these services we aim to educate our viewers.

We will do our best to ensure all content on our website is up to date, accurate and suitable for all ages. We do our best to make any necessary changes to pages based on errors or inaccuracies as soon as possible, however:

  • we cannot guarantee that the content on our website is up to date and fully accurate. The nature of our content and the ever changing specifications of graphics, web and print media means we cannot guarantee full accuracy at all times of previously published content.
  • we cannot guarantee that all community based pages will contain age appropriate content. The nature of our community allows users to add and publish their own comments and updates. These contents may contain offensive material, language or links. Our team of moderators do our best to remove offending material as rapidly as possible but we cannot guarantee that all content will be suitable at the time of your visit.
Acceptable Use

By browsing our website you agree to use its content and features for lawful purposes only. You must not use this website or our community for any of the following:

  • to send, advertise, publish, use, reuse or endorse material that can be considered: offensive, abusive, defamatory, indecent, obscene, threatening, libelous, illegal or in breach of copyright, trademark, confidence or privacy of other rights
  • to send letters, spam, junk email or participate in mischievious, malicious or illegal behaviour which may cause damage, annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety to any users or individuals
  • by browsing our website, you agree in the event of any of the above occuring that you will be banned from the website and face possible legal action once the severity of the occurance is taken into consideration

You may not access our website's server or attempt to modify or manipulate the files on our server. Please consult the user agreement for information regarding the use of community features that add content and comments to pages.

We reserve the right to ban users at any time without notice.

External Links

External links that lead off site are marked with our orange external link icon: Example External Link.

We will add external links to articles that enhance or further the reading of the topic being discussed. At the time of publishing external links are checked to ensure they are appropriate and relevant. We check the landing page of external links only and we can not guarantee the suitability of other pages on the linked website. Also, it is impossible for us to regularly screen every external link. At the time of publishing, these checks are made. We can not guarantee once an article is published that all external links will remain relevant and valid.

[red]Please take care when clicking external links. We are not responsible for their content and can not guarantee they are completely appropriate and safe. By clicking an external link you agree we are not responsible for any damage or negative impact that comes from viewing an external link. Similarly the views and opinions of an externally linked website do not reflect our own. By linking to external websites we are not promoting or endorsing their viewpoints or behaviour.[/red]

External Content

Occasionally content from third party websites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook will be embedded on pages. This content is not published or hosted on our website and the service to embed this content on our pages is provided by this third party. We are not responsible for this content or the moderation of this content. Similarly, any third party content our users post on the community is not hosted by or endorsed by our website.

General

We are not liable for any loss or damage that arises from your use of, the reliance upon or the participation of our site and its community.

If any of this documentation is found to be invalid the remaining documentation shall continue in full effect. Only in the event of legality issues will any of this documentation be rendered void.

Copyright Notice

The contents of this website are all subject to copyright laws. You may share, link and quote pages providing you link to the pages to indicate the source. You may download pages to print for personal and educational use, but you can not download any of the pages to share for profit, to reupload to the internet or to publish in any other way without written consent - which we will never give.

All files uploaded by users are subject to copyright laws and though we host these files, we take no claim for them unless specifically stated. Images used from other websites, where the license allows, will be sourced in the bottom right hand corner of the image. Any content uploaded by users that is found to be breeching copyright laws will be removed.

This website and the use of this website is governed by the laws of the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes connected to the use of this website. If you use any information or services from this website outside the United Kingdom you are responsible for ensuring you conform to your local laws and the laws of the United Kingdom.

User Agreement

By creating an account on Identify Design you agree to adhere to the following user agreement. In the event any of this agreement is reneged we reserve the right to terminate accounts without notice. We are not responsible for the loss of data or educational progress due to the termination of your account. Subsequent accounts banned under the same connection will lead to a ban from accessing our web server and may lead to legal action depending on the severity.

Behaviour

When using your account you agree not to do the following: harass, intimidate, insult, offend, abuse or cause anxiety to any other members of the site. You are expected to treat other members of the community with respect. Failure to do so will result in termination of your account.

We do not condone at any level the use of pirated software. Requesting help or facilitating the acquisition of pirated software will result in immediate termination of your account. You also agree not to promote the use of illegal applications, access or content to other uses through public or private messages.

When using the community system you agree not: to spam links, excessively promote or endorse your own website, endorse third party websites, post an excessive amount of links, post irrelevant links, post offensive material, use offensive language, use racial or personal slurs, use the @mention system incorrectly, send private messages with offensive or illegal material, facilitate the use of pirated software, facilitate the promotion of illegal activities, spam other users's profiles, spam other users's inbox, post irrelevant or spam comments on pages.

When uploading your own images, you agree that you will not: upload irrelevant, offensive, distorted or copyright protected images, you will not spam upload images, you will upload images appropriate to you or your profile, upload other people's work and claim it as your own, upload non-image files, attempt to circumvent the upload system in anyway, and you agree to absolutely not attempt to upload any malicious files using the upload system.

You agree that your profile is a true reflection of you and your abilities.

You agree that your avatar is appropriate and inoffensive.

Your Submissions

You agree that comments, mentions, profile updates and messages you write and post on the website are your responsibility. As a user you are responsible for the content of your updates. Please ensure they follow the guidelines above.

You agree that once an image of original origin is uploaded to your album that it becomes the property of our website and that we are free to use, feature or edit this image for an article or tutorial. We will never share your work with third parties.

Your Password

Never share your password. Nobody should ask you for it. If a user does report them immediately.

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