Terms Of Use



TOU For My Digi Sentiments & Cut Files

Unless otherwise stated.....all freebies are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. I would appreciate that you honor that so that the goodies can continue.

If you use one of my freebies on a project, a link back to my site would be appreciated!

If you like what you see, and want to share, please share the blog link with others. Do not offer my freebies on your blog or through any other means.  Please refer them to this blog.

By downloading my sentiments & cut files, you are agreeing to the following...

PERMITTED USE...
  • You may use my digi sentiments & cut files for online personal finished projects only.
  • You may post your finished project to file sharing services such as Pinterest®, 4-Shared®, etc. but not the digi & cut file by itself.
  • You may make a copy of these files purely for back-up purposes.
  • You may sell or give away cards or other projects that you have handmade yourself using my digi sentiments & cut files under the following conditions:

You ARE ALLOWED to sell on a small scale basis, any handmade project you create using A Piece Of Heart sentiments & cut files under the following conditions:

o   No mass production is allowed. You are LIMITED to using the item to no more than five times for any one exact same creation.  You may use the same images more than five times as long as you create a new and unique project each and every time thereafter.

o   No mechanical reproduction of any sort is allowed.  Using assembly or production line processes ARE PROHIBITED to create products using A Piece Of Heart sentiments.

o   All projects MUST be handmade by you yourself.

o   You are NOT ALLOWED to sell a handmade project using one of my images to a third party who may then go on to reproduce said project.

o   Regardless of whether you sell a project or not, if you use my image ensure a credit line appears somewhere on the project in a manner where it can be easily read.


PROHIBITED USE...
  • Do not alter my work other than adding embellishments etc. in your handmade work.
  • Do not re-colour, resell, repackage, or redistribute these files or claim them as your own.
  • Do not remove my copyright notice or trademark from my files unless stated otherwise.
  • Do not use my work for any purpose which is prohibited by law. 
  • Do not offer my freebies on your blog or through any other means.  Please refer them to this blog.
  • Do not reproduce any of my digital images and then claim one of them to be your own design.  This includes using part of an element, for example a background paper, adding your own images or sentiments, and then claiming the new work as your own.
  • Do not redistribute them in any manner, including, but not limited to:
o    copying;
o    lending;
o    duplicating;
o    sharing (including file sharing services like Pinterest®, 4-Shared®, etc.);
o    swapping;
o    trading;
o    OR publishing the image as is (i.e. uncoloured and/or un-watermarked) in print or online to any blog or website.  You can however post a photo of a finished product that you yourself have created.  Finished implies that the image has been coloured and is one element of an overall design, in the case of digi stamps.  As it pertains to coloured images, graphic designs and papers, finished implies that the image is one element of an overall design.  Postings of finished products can include challenge blogs; however, please DO NOT submit images for publication, in print or online without my express permission.  
  
Please direct people to my blog so they can copy the image for themselves. Images CANNOT BE reproduced into another format including, but not limited to:
  • die cut files or dies;
  • rubber stamps;
  • OR used for machine embroidery and cross-stitch patterns;
unless you request, and are given permission by me to do so.

COPYRIGHT INFO:

All cards and free images provided within this website are my own creations unless otherwise indicated.  I have been very careful to read through the 'terms of use' provided by the digital stamp artists, photographers and font creators that I have relied on for providing me with some of the creative elements I use in my designs.  It is my understanding, that I am within my rights to use these elements and I have done my utmost to ensure that all artists have been properly credited.

If you feel that an image has been wrongly attributed or that I am in breach of using an image and/or font in a manner that does not comply with the original terms of use, contact me and I will investigate the situation.  If I am in the wrong, I will then do my best to rectify the matter as soon as possible.  



Any questions please email me at:
apieceofheart.blog@gmail.com

or leave a comment below and I will respond as soon as I am able to.



*These terms are subject to change at any time*

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