About the Spoonflower Community
Spoonflower is an automated Web service that gives you the power to print your own, one-of-a-kind, textiles. It’s also a community of people with a passion for fabric and design. In addition to creating custom fabric, you can make your designs available to sell to others and shop for fabrics that can’t be found in any store in the world. It is our goal to create a site that is accessible and useful to as many people as possible. Before spelling out the legal terms and conditions for using our site, we’d like to set out a few basic values we believe are core to our community:
- Respect and support for copyrights, both yours and those of others. You cannot upload designs to Spoonflower that you don’t own or have permission to reproduce. Whether or not you have legal permission to reproduce a design is not something we can determine for you. It is your responsibility to understand the permissions associated with any design you upload. If you believe a design on our site violates your copyright, please notify us using the process described below.
- Your control of your own designs. In order to run Spoonflower we have to be able to do things like reproduce and distribute the designs you upload, actions outlined below in the section titled Proprietary Rights. But at all times you retain both copyright and control over your designs. We will not sell, share, or reproduce your work except as necessary to run our service and our Web site. We started Spoonflower to empower creative people, not to take advantage of them.
- Community standards. We place great faith in the good judgment of our creative community. Our Web site is used by people of all ages, from countries around the world. For that reason we discourage the publication of designs that might be considered offensive or inappropriate. Designs are private by default and we reserve the right to make public designs private or to remove them altogether should we deem them unsuitable for our community.