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Terms and Conditions

1. General Information

(a) This agreement governs your use of SPOD's site and service, including all orders made or processed for products or services in connection with the site and service, and the user Forums which Spreadshirt makes available. You and Spreadshirt Inc., a Delaware corporation providing custom, on-demand merchandise printing, sales, and other related services ("Spreadshirt"), are the parties to this agreement. If you choose to use other features of the site and service, like opening a shop to sell custom, print-on-demand products, other terms may apply in addition to these. No exceptions to these terms are effective unless Spreadshirt has agreed to them in writing.

(b) Spreadshirt may change these terms from time to time. If Spreadshirt makes changes to these terms, you will be notified and asked to accept the new terms as a condition of continuing to use Spreadshirt's site and service. If you disagree with any amendments, you must stop using Spreadshirt's site and service.

 

2. Use of the Site and Service Generally

(a) Spreadshirt owns all intellectual property and other rights, title and interest in and to its site and service (except for user-provided content). Your use of the site and service does not grant you any right, title or interest to these properties, except as follows. Spreadshirt grants you a limited, revocable license to access and use the site and service for its intended purpose: the provision of an online, on-demand, customizable merchandising solution. You may only use the site and service according to Spreadshirt's terms, rules, and guidelines found on its site, and Spreadshirt may revoke this license and limit your access to the site and service according to Section 15 (Termination of Access).

(b) You may not

    interfere with the site and service by using viruses or any other programs or technology designed to disrupt or damage any software or hardware;
    modify, copy, create derivative works from, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any technology used to provide the site and service;
    use a robot or other automated means to monitor the activity on or copy information or pages from the site and service, except search engines, traffic counters, or similar basic performance monitoring technology;
    impersonate another person or entity;
    use any meta tags, search terms, keywords, or similar tags that contain Spreadshirt's name or trademarks;
    engage in any activity that interferes with another user's ability to use or enjoy the site and service, including activity that places a disproportionate burden on the site and service compared to ordinary use from a single, ordinary user;
    assist or encourage any third party in engaging in any activity prohibited by this agreement; or
    use the site and service to promote hate speech, obscenity, or any content that violates Spreadshirt's Ethical Guidelines, which Spreadshirt may change from time to time in Spreadshirt's sole discretion.

3. Shops

(a) Two shop types are available on Spreadshirt's site. First, there are shops designed and operated by Spreadshirt itself ("Spreadshirt Shop(s)") and shops designed and operated by independent shop owners ("Partner Shop(s)"). Information about the owner of any shop is available as a linked page in each shop.

(b) Independent shop owners of Partner Shops are solely responsible for the products and designs offered in those shops, the design of those shops, and the advertising of the articles offered. Spreadshirt does not use designs or products of shop owners until a customer places an order that includes one of those designs or products.

4. Product Sales

(a) By placing an order using Spreadshirt's site and service, a customer makes a binding offer for a contract of sale or, as the case may be, a contract for work and materials with Spreadshirt only (no contract exists between the customer and any applicable shop owner). Spreadshirt sends an order confirmation via e-mail to the customer. The order confirmation is not an acceptance of the offer, but only acknowledges that the order was received. The offer is only accepted when Spreadshirt confirms that production has completed in a second e-mail. Spreadshirt cannot guarantee the continued availability of any products or designs found on its site.

(b) Information, drawings, figures, technical data, specifications of weight, measurements and services contained in brochures, catalogues, newsletters, ads, or price lists are purely informational. Spreadshirt cannot guarantee the correctness of this information, and if there is any inconsistency between the information described above and the information in an order confirmation email, the order confirmation email controls.

(c) Spreadshirt reserves the right to reject orders for any reason or no reason. If Spreadshirt rejects an order, it will notify the customer.

(d) Spreadshirt's performance of an order is completed when the shipment provider completes delivery to the customer's address, according to the records of the shipment provider. If there is an interruption of delivery, and Spreadshirt cannot replace the order in a reasonable amount of time, Spreadshirt will notify the customer immediately.

(e) If there is a product defect or if you are dissatisfied with your order for any reason, 'Spreadshirt's return policy will apply, which Spreadshirt may change at any time in its sole discretion.

5. Delivery & Shipment

(a) Spreadshirt warrants that it will ship orders within three weeks after orders are placed. Normally, goods are shipped within a few days and typical delivery times are 2-4 days, but in certain circumstances shipment and delivery can take up to three weeks. Customers and Spreadshirt may separately agree to more specific delivery times and terms in a separate writing or agreement (such as a request for express shipping).

(b) Spreadshirt will make delivery using a shipment service provider of its choosing. The customer must pay standard shipping costs which may depend on order value and shipping destinations. Shipping costs are displayed at checkout.

6. Prices

(a) All prices found on Spreadshirt's site are final, and may change from time to time. Shipping and handling are billed and shown separately at checkout (or on invoices, if applicable). The shipping address and order amount may affect certain costs, and sales taxes may apply to some orders.

(b) For customers ordering from outside the United States, all product prices are net of local taxes and fees. If, according to applicable law, the goods are subject to sales taxes, import duties, import brokerage fees, or other taxes or fees in the recipient's country, then the customer has the sole responsibility to pay these taxes and fees.

(c) Customers must pay the purchase price, applicable sales taxes, and shipping and handling charges immediately upon placing an order, without deduction.

7. Payment

(a) Customers may choose to pay by direct debit, credit card, advance payment, or other payment methods. Spreadshirt reserves the right to limit the method of payment chosen by the customer depending on order value, shipment destination, or other objective criteria.

(b) If the customer selects a payment method or provides payment information that makes it impossible or impractical for Spreadshirt to receive payment (for example, the customer's account lacks sufficient funds, or the customer provided incorrect payment information) through no fault of Spreadshirt's own, the customer agrees that Spreadshirt may add an additional charge to the order to recoup costs associated with processing or attempting to process the impossible or impractical transaction.

(c) Spreadshirt may sub-contract third parties to process payment.

(d) If the customer fails to pay, Spreadshirt may assign its claims to a debt collection agency and transfer the personal data required for collecting payment to these third parties.

8. Title to Products

Until Spreadshirt receives full payment for an order and the order is shipped, title to the goods remains with Spreadshirt. Upon transfer of the goods to the carrier, title and risk of loss passes to the customer. The customer should handle products with care until the transfer of ownership is complete (for example, in case of a product return).

9. Disclaimers

(a) Spreadshirt provides the site and service on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Spreadshirt does not represent or warrant that the site and service or its use: (i) will be uninterrupted, timely, safe, or secure, (ii) will be free of inaccuracies, errors, or vulnerabilities, (iii) will meet your expectations or requirements, or (iv) will operate in the configuration or with the hardware or software you use. Spreadshirt hereby disclaims any and all express or implied warranties, including without limitation, warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, and non-infringement to the fullest extent of the law, except to the extent that this agreement provides otherwise.

(b) You agree that Spreadshirt has no responsibility for any damages suffered by you in connection with the site and service, and that use of the site and service, including all content, data or software distributed by, downloaded, or accessed from or through the site and service, is at your sole risk. You understand and agree that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your business or your computer system or any loss of data that results from your actions and your use of the site and service. Spreadshirt does not control or endorse in any respect any information, products, or services offered by third parties through the site and service, and is not responsible for any possible representations and warranties these third parties may make.

(c) Due to normal changes in our industry and in our technical production processes, Spreadshirt may reasonably deviate from the descriptions and information found in its brochures, catalogues, and other documents with respect to material, color, weight, measurements, design, or other features.

(d) Spreadshirt may use subcontractors or third parties to provide certain elements of its site and service. You agree that Spreadshirt will not be liable to you in any way for your use of these services.

10. Limitation of Liability

(a) You use Spreadshirt's site and service at your own risk. Spreadshirt provides its site and service without any express or implied warranties (See Section 9(a) (Disclaimers) above). Spreadshirt is not responsible for the actions, content, information, or data of third parties. You release us, our directors, officers, employees, and agents from any claims and damages, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any claim you have against Spreadshirt or any related third parties. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which says in full: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."

(b) Spreadshirt is not liable to you for any lost profits or other consequential, special, indirect, or incidental damages arising out of or relating to the site and service or any agreement between you and Spreadshirt, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Spreadshirt's aggregate liability arising out of or in connection with the site and service or any agreement between you and Spreadshirt may not exceed the lesser $100 or the amount of cash actually exchanged between you and Spreadshirt within the past six months. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability described in this Section. In such cases, Spreadshirt's liability will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

11. User Representations and Warranties; Spreadshirt's Right to Refuse Performance

(a) If you upload designs or make changes to products in any way (for example, adding custom text), you represent and warrant to Spreadshirt that you have all necessary rights (for example, in trademark, copyright, privacy rights, publicity rights, common law, etc.) to use the text or design without violating the rights of any third party. Spreadshirt may, in its sole discretion, refuse to print any designs or text that you submit. However, Spreadshirt is not obligated to review any of your submissions.

(b) You agree to (i) indemnify and (ii) release Spreadshirt from all liability (including costs and attorney's fees) for claims relating to the alleged or actual infringement of any third-party rights and any law to the extent that such claims relate to your use of Spreadshirt's site and service. If you are a shop owner with Spreadshirt, Spreadshirt may offset amounts in your shop owner account to satisfy the indemnification payments owed according to this paragraph.

12. Data Protection

Spreadshirt collects and uses your information according to its privacy policy. You acknowledge that you are responsible for the securing your own information (including passwords), keeping your sensitive information confidential, and taking responsibility for actions taken in connection with your user account.

13. Dispute Resolution

(a) The formation, construction, and performance of this agreement (and all other agreements incorporating this agreement by reference) must be construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and Massachusetts without regard to their choice of law rules. The parties agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to this agreement must be submitted to confidential binding arbitration in Boston, Massachusetts, except that Spreadshirt may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in Massachusetts if you have violated or threatened to violate the intellectual property rights of Spreadshirt or a third party, or any term of any agreement you have with Spreadshirt. The parties agree that

    the arbitration will be provided by an alternative dispute resolution provider mutually agreed upon by the parties, and if the parties cannot agree, then through the American Arbitration Association;
    claims must be conducted on an individual basis, and not in a class, consolidated, or representative action; and
    any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator is final, binding, and may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(b) If any action or claim is filed in contravention of the arbitration rules provided in paragraph 13(a), the parties agree to personal jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts, Suffolk County, and both waive the right to a jury trial. All claims filed or brought contrary to paragraph 13(a) are improperly filed, and the non-filing party is entitled to recover all attorneys fees and costs relating to dismissal of the improperly filed claim incurred after the non-filing party has given notice in writing of the improperly filed claim.

14. Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Spreadshirt will respond to legitimate requests under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), and retains the right to deny service to any user if in Spreadshirt's sole discretion, the usage or content poses a risk of allegations of infringement of the copyright (or other intellectual property right) of others. If you become aware of user content on Spreadshirt's site and service that infringes your copyright rights, you may submit a properly formatted DMCA request (see 17 U.S.C. § 512) to Spreadshirt's DMCA agent according the instructions found at the link below. http://www.spreadshirt.com/dmca-notice-C6804

15. Termination of Access

(a) Spreadshirt may refuse to provide its site and service to you, in full or in part, effective immediately and without notice, for any reason or no reason, but especially if Spreadshirt believes that you (or any others whom Spreadshirt believes that you act in concert with) have violated or will violate any laws, rights, or term (or the spirit of any term) of any agreement you are a party to with Spreadshirt, its affiliates, contractual partners, or users; or if Spreadshirt believes in its sole discretion that your use of the site and service may create any risk (including any legal risk) for Spreadshirt, its affiliates, contractual partners, or users. Limitation of access may include removal or modification of content that you have uploaded or otherwise sent to or through the site and service.

(b) If Spreadshirt exercises its rights under Section 15(a), or if you delete your account, this entire agreement and any other agreements you have entered into with Spreadshirt will survive indefinitely until otherwise terminated according to their terms, if applicable.

16. Miscellaneous

(a) Entire Agreement. This agreement (along with other policies found on Spreadshirt's site and service) contains the entire agreement between the parties and replaces all prior oral and written agreements. No oral modifications, express or implied, may change the terms of this agreement. The parties have not relied on any representations or promises relating to the subject matter of this agreement except those contained within the four corners of this agreement.

(b) Relationship of Parties. This agreement and other agreements relating to the site and service do not constitute a joint venture, partnership, agency, employment or fiduciary relationship between the parties, except when one is expressly stated. Neither party nor its agents have any authority to bind the other party, and the relationship of the parties is that of buyer and seller, or independent contractors in certain circumstances.

(c) Successors, Assignment, and Delegation. This agreement inures to the benefit of and binds the successors, assigns, heirs, executors and administrators of the parties. However, you may not assign or delegate any right or duty under this agreement without written consent from Spreadshirt. Any attempt to do so is null and void. If there is an involuntary assignment, then Spreadshirt may reasonably request documentation from your successors or estate to prove that an involuntary assignment of your rights under this agreement has actually taken place.

(d) Means of Notice. Written notices and other communications described herein may be made electronically and are effective when sent or published. You guarantee that the information provided in your orders or user account is accurate and hereby waive all rights or objections relating to not having received notices from Spreadshirt because of incorrect or incomplete information.

(e) Enforceability and Severability. If any provision of this agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this agreement will remain in full force and effect. If any provision is held invalid or unenforceable with respect to particular circumstances, it will remain in full force and effect in all other circumstances.

(f) Waivers. Waivers are only effective when in writing. If Spreadshirt waives enforcement of a breach of any term of this agreement, later breaches of the same or other terms are not waived. Accepting late performance of any act or late fulfillment of any condition of this agreement is not a waiver of the act or condition itself.

(g) Interpretation Rules. "Or" when used in a group of phrases or nouns intends to include any combination of all or any of the items in the group, and not merely one member or the other of such a group. When "includes" or "including" begins a list of items, the list is not exclusive. All headings used in this agreement are for convenience only, and are not to be taken into account when interpreting the meaning of any term of this agreement.

(h) Conflicts. If there are any conflicts between this agreement and another agreement between you and Spreadshirt, then the terms of that other agreement will control only to the extent they are inconsistent. Otherwise, any additional terms are supplementary to the terms of this agreement.

(i) Reservation. Spreadshirt reserves all rights not expressly granted in this agreement.

(j) No Third-Party Beneficiaries. This agreement does not and is not intended to confer any rights or remedies upon any person(s) other than the parties.

(k) Minimum Age. Persons under the age of 13 may not use the site. Spreadshirt will not collect, use, or disclose any personal information associated with a person under age 13.

(l) Retroactive Application. You agree that your acceptance of this version of this agreement and all other agreements incorporated by reference apply retroactively to your use of the site and service prior to the effective date of this agreement.

Version: 12/2014

Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in our website and applications. In the following, we will inform you in detail about the processing of personal data when using our website/apps. Personal data means all data that can be personally related to you, e.g. name, address, telephone number, email address or user behaviour.

1.Who is responsible for data processing?

The service provider and party responsible for processing personal data (‘controller’) is Spreadshirt Print On Demand GmbH , Gießerstraße 27, 04229 Leipzig, Germany (hereinafter referred to as “SPOD”). You can reach us using the following contact details:

Telephone: + 49 (0) 341 59 400 5900
Fax: +49 (0) 341 59 400 5499
Email: privacy@spod.com

2.To what extent is personal data processed?

2.1 Collection of personal data when you visit our website

a) Log files

When using the SPOD website for information purposes only, so when you do register or otherwise provide information, we collect the data that your browser transmits to our server. This includes in particular:

  • IP address,
  • date and time of the request,
  • time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT),
  • name of the requested file,
  • access status/HTTP status code,
  • volume of data transferred,
  • the page from which you came to visit us,
  • your operating system and its interface,
  • your browser type and the language and version of the browser software,
  • a report of successful retrieval

 

The data is technically necessary for us to display our website to you. It is also evaluated to make the website user-friendly and to ensure stability and security. For this purpose, we partly use the external web hosting service providers Akamai Technologies, Inc. and Amazon Web Services, Inc. In the event that data is also transferred to the USA, both service providers have subjected themselves to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework/). The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(f) GDPR.

b) Cookies and similar technologies

In addition, we also use cookies on our website/apps. Cookies are small text files that are assigned to your browser and stored on your device. Through them, certain information flows to the place that sets the cookie, such as settings or data for exchange with the system. This helps us to make our website/apps more user-friendly and effective overall. The legal bases for this are Art. 6(1) Sentences 1(a) and (f) GDPR. Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your device.

Our website/apps uses the following types of cookies:

  • session (transient) cookies,
  • long-term (persistent) cookies,
  • third-party cookies.

Session cookies store what’s called a session ID, which can be used to assign different requests of your browser to a common session. This allows your device to be recognised when you return to our website. For example, this lets you store certain information you have entered (such as log-in information, language settings) in such a way that you do not have to repeat it constantly. Session cookies are automatically deleted when you log out or close your browser.

Long-term cookies remain on your device for the time being, so that we can recognise your browser on your next visit and we can, for example, assign your preferred information and settings. Long-term cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie.

When you visit our website, our partner companies also store third-party cookies on your device. The cookies contain information about how our website is used, e.g. which pages and products were visited. The data is collected in a pseudonymised form by assigning an identification number, which is not combined with any other personal data you may have provided to us.

You can delete cookies in your browser settings at any time or prevent them from being stored, although the latter may result in a restriction of the functionality of our website for you. In the relevant sections of this Privacy Policy, we explain which technologies that are comparable to cookies are used on our website and how you can object to the use of cookies and other technologies with the individual third-party providers.

2.2 Ordering from SPOD

a) If you want to order something in your sample shop or place orders using our apps, it is necessary for the conclusion of the contract that you give us the personal data we need to process the order. The mandatory data required to process the contract is marked as such; all other data you provide is voluntary.

To prevent unauthorised access to your personal data by third parties, the order process is encrypted using TLS technology.

When we process the data provided by you to process your order, this includes, for example, individual customer service. In the course of order processing, we pass on personal data to one of our production companies within the group, to a shipping company commissioned by us and (with the exception of PayPal) to our bank, ADYEN B.V., Simon Carmiggeltstraat 6-50, 1011 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands (“Adyen”). The payment data is encrypted and transmitted directly to Adyen.

Payment via PayPal is processed by PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (“PayPal”). For information about data protection at PayPal, please refer to PayPal’s privacy policy: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-prev?locale.x=en.

In the case of trackable parcels, we also pass on your order and address data to parcelLab GmbH, Landwehrstraße 39, 80336 Munich, Germany, to make it possible to track your parcel and to inform you about delivery deviations or delays, for example.

In the case of trackable parcels, we also pass on your order and address data to various service providers, depending on your delivery choices, shipping rates, and your chosen delivery destination.

The legal bases for the processing of personal data as part of order processing are Art. 6(1) Sentences 1(b) and (f) GDPR. Due to commercial and tax regulations, we are obliged to store your order, address and payment data for a period of ten years.

b) During the order process we also conduct a fraud prevention check via our bank Adyen, which involves using your IP address to carry out a geolocalisation and compare your data with previous experience. This may mean that an order cannot be placed with the selected payment method. Our aim in this regard is to prevent any abuse of your chosen payment method by third parties and to protect ourselves from payment defaults. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(f) GDPR.

Since this involves automated decision-making, you have the right to challenge the decision (in this case the refusal of a certain payment method) and have the decision reviewed by a person. In such cases we ask that you contact us using the contact details mentioned in Section 1. Please note that the payment method may have been rejected due to a typing error and you should, therefore, check what you have entered again during the order process if necessary.

c) During the ordering process we use Google Maps Autocomplete, a service of Google LLC (“Google”). This allows an address you start typing to be completed automatically, avoiding delivery errors. Google sometimes conducts a geolocalisation using your IP address and receives the information that you have retrieved the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data referred to in Section 2.1 is transmitted. This is regardless of whether you have a Google account and are logged in. Once you are logged in to your Google Account, the information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not want this assignment to occur, you must log out before entering your address. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses it (even in the case of users who are not logged in) for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the needs-oriented design of its own website. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework). You can object to Google creating such user profiles. For more information about the purpose and scope of data processing by Google and about protecting your privacy, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. The binding terms of use for Google Maps/Google Earth can be found here: https://www.google.com/intl/en_US/help/terms_maps.html. Third-party provider information: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(f) GDPR.

d) After you place an order, we will process your order and address data to send you a personalised email asking you to rate our products. By obtaining ratings, our aim is to improve our services and adapt them to our customers’ wishes. We use the feedback software of eKomi Ltd, Markgrafenstraße 11, 10969 Berlin, Germany (“eKomi”). For the purpose of sending the feedback email (and in the event that a moderation or conciliation procedure is conducted via eKomi following negative feedback), we pass on your email address, name, order number, product types and a unique ID to eKomi for identification purposes and in order to generate a feedback link.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(f) GDPR. If you no longer want your data to be used for this purpose, you can object to this at any time. Just click on the unsubscribe link included with each email or send a message using the contact details provided under Section 1.

e) We also use Google Customer Reviews, a service of Google Ireland Ltd. (“Google”), through which we receive feedback about us as a seller and about our products. This allows us to improve our services and adapt them to our customers’ wishes. The legal basis is Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(f) GDPR. After placing an order, you can give Google permission to use your email address to request a review. In the event that data is also transferred to a Google server in the USA, Google LLC has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework/). You can revoke your consent to the use of your data at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link contained in the emails from Google. For more detailed information about the purpose and scope of data processing by Google and about protecting your privacy, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. Third-party provider information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, fax: + 353 (1) 436 1001.

2.4 Communication with SPOD

a) Establishing contact

If you contact us via a contact form, letter, fax, email, social media or telephone, we process the data provided by you for the purpose of processing your enquiry and – only in the legally permissible cases when communicating with entrepreneurs – for advertising purposes. We use the software of Sematell GmbH, Neugrabenweg 1, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany, to coordinate and process emails, which means that Sematell GmbH gains access to the data. We use the management software of Hootsuite Media, Inc, 5 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada to coordinate and process enquiries via our social media channels Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The EU Commission has established the adequacy of the level of data protection in Canada. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(f) GDPR. If the aim of establishing contact is to conclude a contract, then an additional legal basis is Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(b) GDPR.

b) Blog

In our blog, where we publish various articles on topics related to our activities, you can post public comments. Your comment will be published along with your chosen username. We recommend using a pseudonym instead of your real name. It is necessary to provide a username and email address, while all other information is voluntary. The necessary information is processed to run the Forum. We need your email address to contact you if a third party should complain that your comment is unlawful. We reserve the right to delete comments if third parties complain that they are unlawful. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(f) GDPR.

 

2.5 Processing of data for web analytics

a) Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Ltd. (“Google”). Google uses cookies (see Section 2.1 b), which enable an analysis of your use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about usage is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on our website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website and internet use.

The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being recorded and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/. Specifically in the case of mobile devices, you can prevent Google Analytics from recording data by clicking here: Disable Google Analytics. This will place an opt-out cookie which prevents recording when you visit our website in future. Please note that if you delete all cookies on your device, this opt-out cookie will also be deleted; in this case, if you still wish to object then you must place the cookie again using the above button. The opt-out cookie is set per top-level domain, per browser and per device and only prevents the recording of data for this website.

This website uses Google Analytics with the “_anonymizeIp()” extension. Consequently, IP addresses are further processed in shortened form, so that any personal association with the data subject can be ruled out. As far as the data collected about you relates to you personally, that association is therefore ruled out immediately and the personal data thus erased without delay.

We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics this yields allow us to improve our website and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google LLC has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework). The legal bases for our use of Google Analytics are Art. 6(1) Sentences 1(a) and (f) GDPR.

Third-party provider information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, fax: + 353 (1) 436 1001. See also the terms of use (https://www.google.de/analytics/terms/gb.html) and privacy overview (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en) for Google Analytics as well as Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

b) Adobe Analytics

To allow us to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website, our website also uses the Adobe Analytics web analytics service. The statistics this yields allow us to improve our website and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Adobe has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework). The legal bases for our use of Adobe Analytics are Art. 6(1) Sentences 1(a) and (f) GDPR.

The analysis involves storing cookies (see Section 2.1 b) on your device. The information collected in this way is stored on servers, including in the USA. We would like to point out that if you prevent the storage of cookies, you may not be able to use this website in its entirety. You can adjust your browser settings to prevent the storage of cookies. You can also prevent Adobe Analytics from recording your data on this website by clicking here: Disable Adobe Analytics. This will place an opt-out cookie which prevents recording when you visit our website in future. Please note that if you delete all cookies on your device, this opt-out cookie will also be deleted; in this case, if you still wish to object then you must place the cookie again using the above button. The opt-out cookie is set per top-level domain, per browser and per device and only prevents the recording of data for this website. How to prevent the recording of your data on other websites is explained on the respective sites and at https://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html.

Our website uses Adobe Analytics with the settings “Before Geo-Lookup: Replace visitor’s last IP octet with 0” and “Obfuscate IP-Removed”, which removes the last octet from your IP address and replaces it with a generic IP address, i.e. one that can no longer be assigned. Any personal connection can therefore be ruled out.

Third-party provider information: Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4–6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland; privacy@adobe.com; Adobe’s privacy policy: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/policy.html.

2.6 Advertising activities by SPOD

a) Newsletter

If you register separately for our newsletter via our website and give us your consent, we will use your email address to send you regular emails about product offers, discounts and contests. To this end, we pass the data on to the software company salesforce.com inc.
The Landmark @ One Market, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA (“Salesforce”), which handles the technical side of the mailing on our behalf.

When you register for our newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after you register we will send you an email to the email address you provided, in which we ask you to confirm that you would like to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration, your information will be automatically deleted after one month. On the other hand, if you confirm the newsletter subscription, we will save your email address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.

You can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time (without this affecting the lawfulness of the processing up to the point of revocation). You can declare your revocation by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter email, by emailing privacy@SPOD.com or by sending a message to the contact details provided in Section 1.

When sending the newsletter, we use Salesforce< to statistically evaluate your user behaviour in order to measure how successful the newsletter is and to optimise its design. To enable this evaluation, the emails contain what are called web beacons or tracking pixels. These are single-pixel image files that establish a connection to our website und thus permit a log file analysis. The web beacons are linked with the data mentioned in Section 2.1 a and an individual ID. The links contained in the newsletter also contain this ID. For example, we can see if and when an email has been opened and which links have been clicked on. The data is stored on the Salesforce servers for 13 months and collected pseudonymously, meaning the IDs are not linked to other personal data at this point, thus ruling out any possibility of direct personal reference. You can object to the recording of your usage behaviour at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided in each email or by informing us using the contact details provided in Section 1. Recording is not possible if you have disabled the display of images in your email settings. In this case, the newsletter will not be displayed to you in full and you may not be able to use all functions. If you choose to display the images manually, recording will take place as described above.

The legal bases for the processing are Art. 6(1) Sentences 1(a) and (f) GDPR.

2.7 Usage-based online advertising

Our website uses various conversion tracking and retargeting technologies made available by other service providers. We use these technologies to make our website interesting for you. The information also helps us to address users who have already shown an interest in our products with individually tailored advertising on the websites of our partner companies. We assume that the display of personalised, interest-based advertising is generally more interesting for the internet user than advertising that has no such personal relevance. At the same time, we want to avoid inappropriate and intrusive advertising.

General information about third-party advertising-based technologies and how to disable them can be found on the following websites, among others:

 

a) Use of Google AdWords conversion tracking and Google AdWords remarketing

- Google AdWords conversion tracking

We use Google AdWords, a service of Google LLC (“Google”), to use ads (so-called Google AdWords) to draw attention to our offers on external websites. In relation to the data of advertising campaigns, we can identify how successful the individual advertising activities are. In this way we want to show you advertising that is of interest to you, make our website more attractive to you and achieve a fair calculation of advertising costs.

These ads are deployed by Google via so-called ‘ad servers’. For this purpose, we use ad server cookies, which enable the tracking of certain parameters for measuring success, such as the display of ads or clicks by users. If you arrive at our website via a Google ad, Google AdWords will store a cookie on your device. These cookies usually expire after 30 days and are not intended to identify you personally. Analysis values usually stored for this cookie are the unique cookie ID, the number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), the last impression (relevant for post-view conversions) and opt-out information (marker showing that the user no longer wishes to be targeted).

These cookies allow Google to recognise your internet browser. If a user visits certain pages of an AdWords customer’s website (in this case ours) and the cookie stored on their device has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognise that the user has clicked on the ad and has been redirected to this site. Each AdWords customer is assigned a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. We do not collect and process any personal data in the aforementioned advertising activities. Google merely provides us with statistical evaluations. On the basis of these evaluations we can identify which of the advertising activities used are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data from the use of ads; in particular we cannot identify users on the basis of this information.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Google server. We have no influence on the extent and further processing of the data collected by Google through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to what we know: By integrating AdWords Conversion, Google receives the information that you have retrieved the corresponding part of our website, or that you have clicked on one of our ads. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can associate the visit with your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, it is possible that Google will obtain and store your IP address.

- Google AdWords remarketing

Besides AdWords Conversion, we also use Google’s remarketing feature. This is a process we use in an attempt to contact you again. After visiting our website, this feature makes it possible to show you our ads when you continue to use the internet. This is done by means of cookies stored in your browser, which Google uses to record and evaluate your usage behaviour when visiting various websites. This is how Google can determine that you have previously visited our website. According to its own information, Google does not combine the data collected in the context of remarketing with your personal data, which may be processed by Google. Specifically, according to Google, pseudonymisation is used during remarketing.

There are various ways in which you can prevent your participation in this tracking procedure:

  • By setting your browser software accordingly; in particular, disabling cookies from third party providers means that you will not receive any ads from third-party providers;
  • By permanent deactivation in your browser Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome via the link: http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. Please note that by doing this you may not be able to properly use the full functionality of our website.
  • By clicking on the following button: Disable Google AdWords. This will place an opt-out cookie which prevents recording when you visit our website in future. Please note that if you delete all cookies on your device, this opt-out cookie will also be deleted; in this case, if you still wish to object then you must place the cookie again using the above button. The opt-out cookie is set per top-level domain, per browser and per device and only prevents the recording of data for this website.
  • By disabling interest-based ads from providers who are part of the “YourAdChoices” self-regulation initiative via the link http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/; please note that this setting will be erased if you erase your cookies.

The legal bases for the processing of your data are Art. 6(1) Sentences 1(a) and (f) GDPR.

Third-party provider information: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For further information about privacy at Google, please refer to: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=policies and https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html. Alternatively, you can visit the website of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at: http://www.networkadvertising.org. Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).

b) Use of Facebook Custom Audiences, Facebook Website Custom Audiences and Facebook Conversion Tracking

- Facebook Custom Audiences

Our website also uses the Website Custom Audiences remarketing function of Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”). This allows users of the website to see interest-based ads (“Facebook Ads”) when visiting the social network Facebook or other websites that also use the process. Our intention here is to show you ads that are of interest to you.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Facebook server. We have no influence on the extent and further processing of the data collected by Facebook through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to what we know: By integrating Facebook Custom Audiences, Facebook receives the information that you have retrieved the corresponding part of our website, or that you have clicked on one of our ads. If you are registered with a Facebook service, Facebook can associate the visit with your account. Even if you are not registered with Facebook or have not logged in, it is possible that Facebook will obtain and store your IP address and other identifying information.

- Facebook Website Custom Audiences

Our website also uses the Facebook product “Custom Audiences from your website”. For this purpose, we have integrated remarketing tags (so-called Facebook Pixel or web beacon) into our website. The Facebook Pixel is a small piece of JavaScript code that provides a range of functionalities for sending application-specific events and user-defined data to Facebook. We use the Facebook Pixel to track how visitors use our site. The Facebook Pixel records and reports to Facebook information about the user’s browser session, a hashed version of the Facebook ID, and the URL being viewed. Every Facebook user therefore has a device-independent Facebook ID, which enables us to recognise users across multiple devices on the social network Facebook so that we can use Facebook Ads to reach our visitors again for advertising purposes. After 180 days, the user information is deleted until the user returns to our website. No personal information is transmitted to us about individual website visitors, and we can only specifically deploy ads to website custom audiences if the custom audience has reached a critical size. This makes it impossible for us to determine the individual identities of visitors.

- Facebook Conversion Tracking

We also use the Facebook Pixel on our website to measure the reach of ads. This allows us to track users’ actions after they have seen or clicked on a Facebook Ad. The Facebook Pixel records and reports to Facebook information about the user’s browser session, a hashed version of the Facebook ID, and the URL being viewed. The way it works is comparable to Facebook Website Custom Audiences via the Facebook Pixel, which is already described above. Using the hashed Facebook ID, we can measure the reach and effectiveness of an ad to find out whether you are actually interested in our advertising. This enables us to measure the effectiveness of Facebook Ads for statistical and market research purposes. For us, the data used is not personally identifiable.

You can prevent Facebook from recording your data on this website by clicking here: Disable Facebook Custom Audiences, Facebook Website Custom Audiences and Facebook Conversion Tracking . This will place an opt-out cookie which prevents recording when you visit our website in future. Please note that if you delete all cookies on your device, this opt-out cookie will also be deleted; in this case, if you still wish to object then you must place the cookie again using the above button. The opt-out cookie is set per top-level domain, per browser and per device and only prevents the recording of data for this website. How to prevent the recording of your data on other websites is explained on the respective sites, and if you are a user who has logged in to Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads#_.

The legal bases for the processing of data when using the functions specified above are Art. 6(1) Sentences 1(a) and (f) GDPR.

Third-party provider information: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, D2 Dublin, Ireland, telephone: +0016505434800, fax: + 0016505435325. For more information about data processing by Facebook, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

c) Use of LinkedIn conversion tracking and retargeting

- LinkedIn conversion tracking

Our website uses the feature “LinkedIn conversion tracking” from LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company (“LinkedIn”) to measure the reach of ads. This is to determine how successful individual advertising activities are on LinkedIn. Our intention here is to develop and display advertising that is of interest to you and make our website more attractive. For this purpose, the LinkedIn Insight Tag is integrated into our website. This JavaScript code enables LinkedIn to use cookies to collect pseudonymous data about your visit and the use of our website (e.g. about the browser session and the website displayed) and to provide us with aggregated, non-personal statistics on this basis. This allows us to trace the actions that have taken place after a LinkedIn ad has been viewed or clicked on.

- LinkedIn website retargeting

Our website also uses the “LinkedIn website retargeting” feature. After visiting our website, this feature makes it possible to show you our ads when you continue to use the internet. Our intention here is to show you ads that are of interest to you. This is done by means of a cookie stored in your browser (see above for more information), which is used to record and evaluate your usage behaviour. No personal information is transmitted to us about individual website visitors, and we can only specifically deploy ads to website custom audiences if the custom audience has reached a critical size. This makes it impossible for us to determine the individual identities of visitors.

There are various ways in which you can disable this tracking. You can adjust your browser settings to prevent the storage of cookies, although this may result in a restriction of the functionality of our website for you. You also can prevent LinkedIn from recording your data on this website by clicking here: Disable LinkedIn conversion tracking and website retargeting. This will place an opt-out cookie which prevents recording when you visit our website in future. Please note that if you delete all cookies on your device, this opt-out cookie will also be deleted; in this case, if you still wish to object then you must place the cookie again using the above button. The opt-out cookie is set per top-level domain, per browser and per device and only prevents the recording of data for this website. In addition, you can disable interest-based ads from providers who are part of the “YourAdChoices” self-regulation initiative (http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/) or e.g. part of the Network Advertising Initiative (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/); please note that this setting will be erased if you erase your cookies.

The legal bases for the processing are Art. 6(1) Sentences 1(a) and (f) GDPR.

Third-party provider information: LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. LinkedIn’s privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=en_GB.

d) Use of Bing Ads Conversion Tracking and remarketing

- Bing Ads Conversion Tracking

Our website also uses the “Bing Ads Conversion Tracking” feature from Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft") to measure the reach of ads. This is to determine how successful our individual advertising activities are on Bing and Yahoo. Our intention here is to develop and display advertising that is of interest to you and make our website more attractive. For this purpose, Microsoft’s UET tag (Universal Event Tracking tag) is integrated into our website. This JavaScript code enables Microsoft to use cookies to collect pseudonymous data about your visit and the use of our website (e.g. about the browser session and the website displayed) and to provide us with aggregated, non-personal statistics on this basis (e.g. how many visitors have reached a particular target page). This allows us to trace the actions that have taken place after an ad has been viewed or clicked on on Bing or Yahoo.

- Bing Ads remarketing

Our online offering also uses the “Bing Ads remarketing” feature. After visiting our website, this feature allows us to show you our ads when you continue to use the internet. Our intention here is to show you ads that are of interest to you. This is done by means of a cookie stored in your browser (see above for more information), which is used to record and evaluate your usage behaviour. No personal information is transmitted to us about individual website visitors, and we can only specifically deploy ads to website custom audiences if the custom audience has reached a critical size. This makes it impossible for us to determine the individual identities of visitors.

There are various ways in which you can disable this tracking. You can adjust your browser settings to prevent the storage of cookies, although this may result in a restriction of the functionality of our website for you. You also can prevent Microsoft from recording your data on this website by clicking here: Disable Bing Ads Conversion Tracking and Remarketing . This will place an opt-out cookie which prevents recording when you visit our website in future. Please note that if you delete all cookies on your device, this opt-out cookie will also be deleted; in this case, if you still wish to object then you must place the cookie again using the above button. The opt-out cookie is set per top-level domain, per browser and per device and only prevents the recording of data for this website. In addition, you can disable interest-based ads from providers who are part of the “YourAdChoices” self-regulation initiative (http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/) or e.g. part of the Network Advertising Initiative (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/); please note that this setting will be erased if you erase your cookies. It is also possible to disable interest-based ads at https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads.

The legal bases for the processing are Art. 6(1) Sentences 1(a) and (f) GDPR.

Third-party provider information: Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA. Microsoft’s privacy policy: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement. Microsoft has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).

e) Use of Twitter Ads conversion tracking

Our website also uses the “Twitter Ads conversion tracking” feature from Twitter, Inc. (“Twitter”) to measure the reach of ads. This is to determine how successful our individual tweets and advertising activities are on Twitter. Our intention here is to develop and display advertising that is of interest to you and make our website more attractive. For this purpose, a conversion tag is integrated into our website. This JavaScript code enables Twitter to use cookies to collect pseudonymous data about your visit and the use of our website (e.g. about the browser session and the website displayed) and to provide us with aggregated, non-personal statistics on this basis (e.g. how many visitors have reached a particular target page). This allows us to trace the actions that have taken place after a tweet or an ad has been viewed or clicked on.

There are various ways in which you can disable this tracking. You can adjust your browser settings to prevent the storage of cookies, although this may result in a restriction of the functionality of our website for you. You also can prevent Twitter from recording your data on this website by clicking here: Disable Twitter Ads Conversion Tracking . This will place an opt-out cookie which prevents recording when you visit our website in future. Please note that if you delete all cookies on your device, this opt-out cookie will also be deleted; in this case, if you still wish to object then you must place the cookie again using the above button. The opt-out cookie is set per top-level domain, per browser and per device and only prevents the recording of data for this website. In addition, you can disable interest-based ads from providers who are part of the “YourAdChoices” self-regulation initiative (http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/) or e.g. part of the Network Advertising Initiative (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/); please note that this setting will be erased if you erase your cookies.

The legal bases for the processing are Art. 6(1) Sentences 1(a) and (f) GDPR.

Twitter’s privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy. Twitter has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).

3.What are my rights?

With regard to the personal data concerning you, you have the following rights vis-à-vis us – and vis-à-vis our partners, insofar as they are controllers within the meaning of the GDPR (see Sections 2.5 e, 2.6 c and 2.7 h):

  • the right of access,
  • the right to receive a copy,
  • the right to rectification or erasure,
  • the right to completion of incomplete data,
  • the right to restriction of processing,
  • the right to object to processing,
  • the right to data portability.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us – or by our partners (see above). The data protection supervisory authority responsible for SPOD is:

Saxon Data Protection Commissioner, Bernhard-von-Lindenau-Platz 1, 01067 Dresden.

If you have given your consent to the processing of your data (within the meaning of Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(a) or Art. 9(2)(a) GDPR), you can revoke this consent with future effect at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of processing carried out on the basis of the consent before you revoke your consent.

If we base the processing of your personal data on the balancing of interests (Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(f) GDPR), you are entitled to object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is not necessary in particular for the performance of a contract with you, which was described by us in each case with the description of the individual functions. When exercising such a right of objection, we ask that you explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as carried out by us. In the event that your objection is justified, we will examine the situation and either stop or adjust the data processing or point out to you the compelling legitimate reasons on the basis of which we will continue processing.

However, you can of course object to the processing of your personal data for advertising or web analytics purposes at any time without giving reasons.

As described in the relevant sections, we sometimes use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked.

The personal data processed by us is generally erased or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Data may be stored for a longer period if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other rules to which we as the controller are subject. The data will also be blocked or erased once a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

Further processing operations may be required for contests and other promotional campaigns. In such cases we will inform you in the context of the respective promotional campaign.

Thank you for reading this privacy policy in its entirety!

 

Legal Guidelines for Designs

By adding content to spod.com, you confirm that your content does not infringe any laws or third-party rights like copyright, trademark, or personality rights, and that you have reviewed SPOD's DMCA policy. SPOD will close your account according to its DMCA policy if your content receives repeated takedown notices.

Please double check the legal status of your designs. If you are unsure, try to ask for permission to use them.

  • We will not print: Unofficial merchandise.
  • We will not print: Names, logos, pictures or other intellectual property of musical groups or musical artists.
  • We will not print: Names, logos, pictures, or other intellectual property of sports teams, colleges/universities, clubs or organizations such as Boston Red Sox, Girl Scouts of America, or Princeton University.
  • We will not print: Characters, images, actors or likenesses from cartoon networks, comic books, video games, movies, and television shows.
  • We will not print: Trademarks, names or logos for companies. For example, you cannot use the name Coca Cola, Coke, “It’s the Real Thing”, or the design from the cans.
  • We will not print: Photos, caricatures, or other artwork depicting a celebrity. Just because you take a picture of a celebrity, it does not give you the right to use the photo on shirts, even if you alter the photo digitally. Personal rights are still owned even if the person is no longer living.

Discovery of illegal designs

Designs and texts that are suspected to be in violation of the law, including, but not limited to, defamation or copyright violations, will not be printed. If d you believe printing has been denied in error, please send an email to support@spod.com that proves ownership of the design, or other valid statement of legality.

If you suspect a design or text of being illegal, please report it to support@spod.com. Your personal information will be protected according to our privacy statement. Note that the availability of similar fan art or parody designs on the platform must be evaluated on a case by case basis because some are licensed or subject to other legal exceptions, while others are removed due to legal complaints.

Content Policy

We empower our merchants to express themselves in creating, discovering and selling clothing and accessories with messages they want the world to hear. This also means that you might find certain messages controversial, while others do not.

Of course, there are also standards that we set for our community and we remove designs and/or shops that come to our attention when we find them to be:

  1. Illegal
  2. Hate speech
  3. Inciting violence
  4. Graphic sexual content

Any products, designs or shops that fall into the above categories will be removed at SPOD’s discretion. In order to balance the needs, safety and interests of a diverse customer and partner base, we may also remove certain kinds of sensitive content or limit its visibility.

In some cases, the context of a message is key for understanding. We encourage our community to be mindful of this and report designs which you think violate our Community Standards. We take each report of a design, product or shop seriously; we research the case thoroughly and consult experts if necessary before taking appropriate action.

1.Illegal

We are of course bound by the laws in the countries we are active in. Reported designs, products and shops that violate the law will be removed.

2. Hate Speech

We remove designs and/or shops that come to our attention when we find them to have content that directly attacks people based on their:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • National origin
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sex, gender, or gender identity, or
  • Serious disabilities or diseases

Organizations and individuals dedicated to attacking and promoting hatred against these groups should not find a home on SPOD. As with all of our Community Standards, we rely on you to report this content to us.

We may however allow satire or social commentary related to these topics when that context is clear.

People can use SPOD to challenge ideas, institutions or practices by expressing this on products. This helps promoting debate and greater understanding.

Sometimes people might create, buy, or sell content referencing someone else’s hate speech for the purpose of raising awareness or educating others about that hate speech. When this is the case, we expect the designer to clearly indicate their purpose, which helps us better understand the context.

3. Violent Content

SPOD removes content that comes to our attention which incites violence or is offensive, defamatory or threatening to victims of attacks, catastrophes or crimes.

In some cases, when people create, buy or sell content referencing violence, they are condemning it or raising awareness about it and we may allow that content on SPOD . We will remove graphic and violent content when we find it to celebrate or glorify violence.

4. Graphic Sexual Content

SPOD will remove content that comes to our attention when we find that it contains graphic sexual content, pornography and obscenity, especially in regard to minors. We may also restrict the display and visibility of certain sexual content at our discretion.

Still have questions? Please contact us!

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