Artist Shop Policy

ARTIST SHOP POLICY

By opening an Artist Shop on the Website You agree to this Artist Shop Policy which is a part of the Terms of Use.

1. ARTIST SHOP SET UP

Your Artist Shop must be created and opened in compliance with the rules concerning Your Account and Account Activity in the Terms of Use. In particular, You may not use another user’s account without permission; You may not select an Artist Shop name that is vulgar, offensive, obscene, or attempts to impersonate another Artist Shop owner; You may not name Your shop by using a third party’s trademark; and, when creating Your Artist Shop, You must provide true, current, accurate and complete information about yourself.

2. YOUR ARTWORK

Please refer to the License and Use of Artwork section in the Terms of Use, which applies to all Artist Shop owners. In addition, and specifically with respect to Artwork displayed by You in Your Artist Shop, it will be sold according to Your specifications and via the Website only. Artwork displayed in an Artist Shop will not be distributed to third party retailers or distributors for further sale or distribution, unless otherwise agreed by You and Threadless.com.

3. REMOVAL OF ARTWORK AND CLOSING OF ARTIST SHOP

You may delete Your Artwork from Your Artist Shop or close Your Artist Shop at any time, but due to caching or other issues, it may take a number of days for deletions or closures to take effect. To the extent any of the Artwork displayed in Your Artist Shop has been incorporated into merchandise purchased and/or manufactured by Threadless.com prior to the deletion of Your Artwork or closing of Your Artist Shop, Threadless.com may sell-through all such merchandise until it is depleted. The terms regarding Payments to Artists and Shop Owners apply to such sales. Threadless.com may also continue to use your Artwork in marketing and promotional materials if such materials were created prior to Your removal of the Artwork from the Website, and/or the deletion or closing of Your Artist Shop.

4. TAGS, PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS, AND LABELING AND DESCRIBING THE ARTWORK AND PRODUCTS IN YOUR ARTIST SHOP

By providing high-quality, accurate information, You help Users find Your products quickly and easily.

At the time You post products in Your Artist Shop, You will be asked to provide information (title, description, tags, categories) about Your products and Artwork so that visitors to Your Artist Shop can search and find relevant products.

You will make best efforts to provide accurate, non-misleading information about Your products and Artwork and You agree not to submit information unrelated to Your products or Artwork for any purpose. If Threadless.com determines that information is misleading or inaccurate or that it violates these Terms of Use, Threadless.com may inform you to delete such information or the related product entirely, in its sole discretion.

You agree to use the Website and conduct Your Artist Shop in a manner that demonstrates common sense and respect for the rights of Threadless.com, other artists, Website users, and third parties and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Here are some of the basic rules for labeling the products in Your Artist Shop:

  • Only use accurate and relevant terms that describe the specific products in Your Artist Shop.
  • You may not intentionally misspell Your product names (unless such misspelling is part of the Artwork).
  • You may use a short descriptive phrase as a tag if it accurately describes Your product.
  • You may not stuff multiple words into a single tag that do not comprise a descriptive phrase.
  • You should only state what the item is, not what the Product may become or potential uses for the Product.
  • You may not use words that are derogatory.
  • You may not use malicious tags or descriptions.
  • You may not use trademarks you do not own to refer to your Artwork or products.

You may report problems, offensive content, and policy violations in the Artist Shops to us at termsofuse@threadless.com.

5. ENFORCEMENT/TERMINATION

Threadless.com may take the following actions to enforce the terms of this Artist Shop Policy:

  • Send a notification informing You of any offending action, behavior, tag, spam or description, and request that You take corrective action immediately.
  • Make Your product(s) unavailable.
  • In the case of certain repeat offenders, Threadless.com will, in its sole discretion, withhold payment and/or shut down an Artist Shop.

Additionally, Threadless.com reserves the right to remove, limit, suspend, or terminate Your account or Artist Shop, prohibit access to Your Artist Shop and its content, and discontinue its relationship with any users that Threadless.com determines in its sole discretion are in violation of the Terms of Use. The rules regarding Termination apply to Artist Shops.

6. PAYMENTS, TIMING OF PAYMENTS, AND INELIGIBLE SALES

Please refer to the "Policy Concerning Payments to Artists and Artist Shop Owners."

7. ARTIST SHOP ORDERS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

For customer orders made in your Artist Shop, Threadless.com may facilitate the sharing of customer information such as e-mail address and shipping address. We expect you to respect the privacy of the information you may receive. Please refer to our Privacy Policy here, and our Community Guidelines, which are included in our Terms of Use here. Threadless.com has not granted you a license to use the information for unsolicited commercial messages or unauthorized transactions. Remember that you need to comply with all relevant legal rules when you use Threadless.com. This includes applicable data protection and privacy laws which govern the ways in which you can use such information that may be shared.

See THREADLESS.COM COMMUNITY GUIDELINES AND TERMS OF USE here.

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