Terms of Service
In the beginning...
Inkbunny's founder was once a happy Director at "ACME Computer Co." with dreams of corporate wealth and success.
But after devoting all his time and money to "ACME Computer Co.", working 7 days a week for over 5 years, all he got in return was a lot of stress, wasted time, unhappiness, bankruptcy and a stomach ulcer.
He decided it was time to do something rewarding and fun instead, even if it wouldn't make him rich.
From that day forward he vowed to use his management and coding super powers for good, instead of evil.
So he fired himself from his old company, and then dedicated his life to creating his dream art site.
He would give something back to the furry community that had given him so much over the years.
“I can make my dream art site in 3 months!”, he inaccurately said. And 12 months later, with a lot of help from good friends, it was ready.
The result is a community art site that
regards freedom of artistic expression as a top priority, gives users
as much power over their own accounts as possible and provides
professional tools for artists to showcase their work, sell it or
share it freely.
The Inkbunny team takes great pride in
its professionalism and conduct. Inkbunny is run as a professional
commercial site, while maintaining its focus on benefiting the furry art
Inkbunny will always be free to use. Inkbunny does not make
money off paid advertising, sales fees or membership fees.
If you want to support the Inkbunny community, the
best way is to support the artists! By purchasing their work, you
encourage them to make more of the art you love, and to work on
bigger and better projects.
Donations directly to Inkbunny go towards funding hosting
costs, staff costs, business costs and the continued development of
the site and its capabilities well into the future.
We are always looking for ways to
improve Inkbunny. Please contact us with any suggestions. We have a
reputation for implementing cool ideas very quickly.
Transactions, Currency and Fees
All prices listed through the Integrated Sales System on this site are in US Dollars ($USD). Artists may advertise items without using the Integrated Sales System, in which case you need to confirm the currency with them.
For the purpose of sales, Inkbunny acts as a tool for advertising and communication between Buyers (also called "customers") and Sellers (also called "artists"). We are not responsible and cannot be held liable for sales, payments or any other official business between buyers and sellers.
Taxation, exchange and transaction fees are the responsibility of the buyer and the seller.
Some important things
You must back up your work. Always keep copies of all work you upload to Inkbunny. We are not an archiving service and do not guarantee your data from loss.
Everyone using this site must adhere to the Inkbunny Philosophy.
All work you upload must meet the requirements described in the Acceptable Content Policy.
All your uploads must comply with the Keyword Policy for assigned keywords.
It is essential that Inkbunny users
respect copyright. You must be the copyright owner of all content you
upload to Inkbunny, or have permission to upload it. For further information about copyright please refer to our Acceptable Content Policy.
You need to be aware that uploading and
sharing your work via Inkbunny, and using this site in general, gives you various legal
responsibilities. It is up to you to make sure you are not breaking
any laws by sharing or selling your work through Inkbunny, viewing content, or any other activities
you conduct on this site. We do not warrant by providing these services that your
use of them and the material you view or upload is legal in all relevant territories.
Respect each other and the artwork on
Inkbunny. That may be the most important rule here. Users have the
power to block troublemakers, and to delete comments from their own
accounts, all without administrator intervention. Serial offenders
found abusing Inkbunny members will be site-banned without warning or discussion.
Moderators on this site are volunteer members of the Inkbunny community kindly
providing their time for free to assist in running this service. Their actions and views
they express are their sole responsibility and do not represent those of Inkbunny or its owners.
All visitors to
this site and all members are bound by this User Agreement, and all the details and
rules stated on this page and any linked references. The agreement is
between you and the owner of Inkbunny. Use of this
website and/or creating an account on this website indicates your acceptance of this agreement.
The interperetation and meaning of subjective terms in this contract such as "reasonable", "significant", "acceptable", etc in this contract is at the sole discretion of the owner of Inkbunny, or appointed representatives.
Age Restriction and Eligibility
website and all its services are restricted to adults. You must be
legally recognised as adult in your state/country AND you must be
at least 18 years old to use this site and its services. If you do not
meet these requirements you must leave Inkbunny immediately.
This contract may
occasionally be amended. Amendments may appear without warning. We will endeavor to inform users of
any amendments via Site News announcements. Whether you are informed of the
amendments or not, you agree that your continued use of this site
indicates your acceptance of any new terms.
users with a wide range of services. These include, but are not
limited to, letting you share and sell artwork, music, animations,
etc; to discuss and purchase this artwork; interact with other
members; give and receive donations; use Inkbunny's payment
processing; transaction handling; product manufacturing (by Inkbunny
or authorised third-parties); digital content sales, hosting and
download; and customer service.
The content on the
website can be information, text, data, graphics, images,
photographs, sound, video, music or any material posted by users.
This content can
be described in this agreement in many ways including content, work, artwork or art. Your art can be
viewed by all users of this website once you upload it to Inkbunny.
If you or a customer place an order for the artwork, it will be
provided in the form specified by you or the customer.
You can become a
member of the Inkbunny website by creating a registered account. This
account has a unique username and is protected by a password. Only
members can post artwork or participate by commenting on accounts,
artwork, journals, etc.
"Member" in this agreement can refer to buyers, sellers, or any registered user of the Inkbunny website.
We reserve the
right to refuse membership to anyone, at our sole discretion.
We reserve the
right to refuse or change usernames that we deem inappropriate.
We reserve the
right to change your username or delete your account and/or terminate this agreement
to resolve issues of name-squatting, impersonation or any other reason we deem appropriate.
you transmit to Inkbunny may be viewed by members or non-member
visitors to the site. It may also be linked, recorded, viewed and
distributed within the site in the course of providing the Inkbunny
Your privacy is
Passwords and Protecting Your Account
responsible for choosing, using and protecting your password and protecting access to your account.
You are also responsible for protecting your account from individuals accessing your computer or
public computers you have used to log in to Inkbunny. Your login session may persist even when you leave the computer unattended, close your browser
or turn off your computer. It is your responsibility to ensure you log out and/or clear your browser cookies and saved passwords to ensure no one else can access your account.
You are responsible for any actions taken using your account, including
posting content or making purchases, even if these actions were not
approved by you. You are solely responsible for any breach of this
agreement, or loss, as a result of anyone using your password or account with or without your consent.
You agree that you
will never give your password to any other person, and you will not
keep your password anywhere it can be copied or stolen by anyone.
If you suspect
someone has stolen or compromised your password or account, you must change your password
immediately through the account settings page and then inform a Moderator or Administrator.
You keep copyright
of any content posted to Inkbunny. For us to provide these services
to you, you grant Inkbunny non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use
and archive your artwork in accordance with this agreement.
When you submit
artwork or other content to Inkbunny, you represent and warrant that:
* you own
copyright to the content, or that you have permission to use the
content, and that you have the right to display, reproduce and sell
the content. You license Inkbunny to use the content in accordance
with this agreement;
* you and your
content do not infringe the intellectual property rights or other
rights of any person or entity, including copyright, moral rights,
trade mark, patent or right of privacy;
* you or your
content, and your use, storage, reproduction and display on the
website will comply with all applicable law, rules and regulations;
* your content
does not contain material that defames or vilifies any person or
group of people and is not harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive
of privacy or publicity rights, abusive or inflammatory;
* your content
does not include malicious code, including but not limited to
viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or any other
computer programming routines that may damage, interfere with,
surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate any system, program, data,
or personal information;
* your content
is not misleading and deceptive and does not offer or disseminate
fraudulent goods, services, schemes, or promotions
the right to remove any content or to cancel your account and terminate this agreement at its sole
discretion for any reason it deems appropriate.
Selling Art and Accepting Donations
Members that offer
artwork for sale or accept donations through Inkbunny agree that Inkbunny is purely an advertising and sales management tool, and that ultimate responsibility for all transactions and legal issues resides with the buyer and seller.
Payment terms are
the responsibility of the seller.
Buying Art and Making Donations
members can purchase artwork or make donations using any payment method supported by the seller.
You do not have to
be a member of Inkbunny to make purchases or donations, unless the seller insists.
The price of all
transactions is fixed at the time of payment.
You cannot cancel
an order once it has been paid for and correctly delivered (this includes digital files), except with the express permission of the seller.
Donations cannot be refunded except with the express permission of the seller.
It is the
customer's responsibility to ensure all details provided are correct.
This includes, but is not limited to, delivery address, email address
and other information required to complete the transaction, sale and
delivery of purchased goods.
Inkbunny does not
warrant or endorse any content provided by members.
Disputes between buyers and sellers
The ultimate responsibility for settling disputes rests with the buyer and seller. However, Inkbunny may act as an arbitrator if either party requests our assistance. In all cases, our advice is given as unofficial assistance and cannot be used as an indication of our responsibility or liability in any dispute.
Damaged Products and Refunds
As Inkbunny has no control over transactions, refunds are provided solely at the sellers discretion.
Buyers seeking refunds without reasonable cause or Sellers failing to provide refunds in reasonable circumstances may be considered in breach of the Terms of Service and may have their account suspended or terminated.
It is considered a reasonable cause for a refund when the delivered item differs significantly from what is advertised.
Each seller is responsible for their own damaged goods return, refund or replacement policy. However, we expect that if a product is
delivered and is damaged in some way
(for example a file does not download or open correctly) the seller must seek to remedy the situation for the buyer in a reasonable way.
contact the seller within 14 days of receiving the
product and inform them of the nature of the problem and to arrange for
a replacement to be sent.
Inkbunny is a
creator-controlled publishing and sales tool. We do not screen the
content made available on this website. It is the customer's
responsibility to verify the quality of the content (such as
misspelled words, grammatical errors, design, appearance, etc) before
ordering the product.
Inkbunny does not
review content before it is displayed. Occasionally members may
inadvertently or deliberately submit content that breaches this
content includes, but is not limited to, material that breaks any relevant laws, defames or
vilifies any person or group of people, is harassing, threatening,
harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive or
Please let us know
straight away about any content you see that may be in breach of this
If you think your
copyright is being infringed by any artwork on this site, please make
a formal complaint detailing the artwork and proof that you own
copyright to the content in question.
It is your
responsibility to ensure that your use of this website and its
services is not illegal or prohibited by any applicable law.
It is your
responsibility to ensure that the way you use the Inkbunny website
does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code
or other forms of interference which may damage own computer system.
We do not accept responsibility for any interference or damage to any
computer system that arises in connection with your use of this
website or any linked website.
that we may not be able to confirm the identity of other registered
members or prevent them acting under false pretenses or in a manner
that infringes the rights of any person.
Intellectual Property Rights and
property rights in this website and the Inkbunny service (including
the software and systems underlying the service, and text, graphics,
logos, icons, sound recordings and software) are owned by or licensed
Other than for the
purposes of, and subject to the conditions prescribed under
International Copyright Law, you may not:
* use, adapt,
reproduce, store, distribute, print, display, perform, publish or
create derivative works from any part of this website; or
commercialize any information, products or services obtained from any
part of this website,
written permission or permission of the copyright holder.
You must not use
any of our trade marks in or as the whole or part of your own trade
marks; in connection with activities, products or services which are
not ours; in a manner which may be confusing, misleading or
deceptive; or in a manner that disparages us or our information,
products or services (including this website).
This website may
contain links to other websites. Links are provided by Inkbunny
members or by the Inkbunny service. Those links are provided for
convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained.
Links provided by
Inkbunny members are not reviewed or controlled by Inkbunny.
We are not
responsible for the content or privacy practices associated with
Links to other
websites should not be construed as an endorsement, approval or
recommendation by us of the owners or operators of those linked
websites, or of any information, graphics, materials, products or
services referred to or contained on those linked websites.
We do not
represent or guarantee that the Inkbunny service or this website, or
any other website that is accessible using a hyperlink from this
website will be free from errors or viruses. We do not represent or
guarantee that access to the Inkbunny service or these websites will
that the Inkbunny service or this website may be affected by outages,
faults or delays. Such outages, faults or delays may be caused by
many factors, including but not limited to technical difficulties with the performance or
operation of our or another person’s software, equipment or
systems, traffic or technical difficulties with the Internet or
We do not warrant
that any members’ uploads to this website will be protected against
loss, or misuse or alteration by third parties. We do not warrant
that all uploaded content will be available on our website. If we
elect in our sole discretion to make available content on our
website, we do not warrant that it will be available within a certain
We do not accept
responsibility for any loss or damage, however caused, that you may
directly or indirectly suffer in
connection with your use of this website or any linked website, nor
do we accept any responsibility for any such loss arising out of your
use of or reliance on information contained on or accessed through
To the extent
permitted by law, any condition or warranty that would otherwise be
implied into these terms and conditions is hereby excluded. Where
legislation implies any condition or warranty, and that legislation
prohibits us from excluding or modifying the application of, or our
liability under, any such condition or warranty, that condition or
warranty will be deemed included but our liability will be limited
for a breach of that condition or warranty to one or more of the
1. if the
breach relates to goods:
replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods;
repair of such goods;
payment of the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent
payment of the cost of having the goods repaired; and
2. if the
breach relates to services:
supplying of the services again
set out in these terms and conditions does not attempt or purport to
exclude liability arising under statute if, and to the extent, such
liability cannot be lawfully excluded.
You agree to
indemnify, defend and hold us, our owners, officers, directors, employees,
agents, representatives and volunteers harmless from and against any and all
claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs (including reasonable
legal fees) or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out
of or from: (i) your breach of this agreement; (ii) any allegation
that any materials that you submit to us or transmit to the website
infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret
or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party;
and/or (iii) your use of this website and activities in connection with the website. This
indemnity will be applicable without regard to the negligence of any
party, including any indemnified person.
Security of information
transmission over the Internet or storage system can be guaranteed as
totally secure. We strive to protect such information, however we do
not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information that
you transmit to us or that we store. Accordingly, by entering into this agreement, you state that
any information that you transmit to us, and is stored by us, is transmitted and stored
at your own risk.
Termination of access
Access to this
website may be terminated at any time by us without notice. Our
disclaimer will nevertheless survive any such termination.
This agreement is
governed by the laws in force in the jurisdictions in which we directly operate, and not the jurisdictions from which this site may simply be accessed, or in which you reside. You agree to
submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of those relevant courts we deem appropriate to resolve any particular dispute or legal issue, at our sole discretion.
Any controversy or
claim arising out of or in connection with this agreement may, at our
discretion, be settled by binding arbitration of a professional third-party arbitrator chosen by us. You agree to be bound
by the decisions of the chosen arbitrator in that case.
For a general idea of why business contracts have arbitration clauses, please see the Wikipedia Article on Arbitration Clauses.
We accept no
liability for any failure to comply with this agreement where such
failure is due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
If we waive any
rights available to us under this agreement on one occasion, this
does not mean that those rights will automatically be waived on any
If any of the
terms of this agreement are held to be invalid, unenforceable or
illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions shall
nevertheless continue in full force.
You may close your
account at any time. For assistance with this, please contact us.
For more information about this policy, or to have any of your questions answered, please contact us via Email.
Administrators and Moderators of the Inkbunny service may have access to any information you upload to the website, including all communications such as Private Messages. No information or content uploaded to our site is to be considered guaranteed confidential or safe from access by individuals other than those you intend it for, even when the information or content is listed as "not public" or is referred to as "private" or accessible only by certain people. Inkbunny is not to be considered a safe and secure private communications system, as "private content" services are provided as a courtesy for your convenience only.
To provide you
with the Inkbunny service we collect personal information, such as
your name and email address. This information is shared only with third-party
providers as required to deliver our services to you. We will never rent or sell your personal
information to any third party.
We may collect the following types of information:
- Information provided by you - When you sign up to Inkbunny, or use any part of the service that asks for name or contact details, we may ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password).
You may also be asked for your shipping address or other payment information, which we then maintain on our servers.
- Cookies - When you visit Inkbunny, we may send one or more Cookies (a small file containing a string of characters) to your computer that is used to uniquely identify your browser. These cookies are used to authenticate your login, keep track of your Shopping Basket contents and to provide other essential parts of the Inkbunny service.
- Log Information - When you visit Inkbunny, our servers record information that your browser sends every time you visit a website. These logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
- User Communications - When you send messages via the Inkbunny service (comments, Trouble Tickets, emails, etc) we may retain copies of those communications indefinitely.
- Affiliated Providers - As part of providing the Inkbunny services to you, we may receive information you provide to our affiliates such as your name, address, email address or other details required to deliver those services to you.
- Links - We may provide links to you in a format that allows us to keep track of which links you have followed. We use this information to build statistical data about the Inkbunny site and to improve the Inkbunny service.
We will only use the personal information we collect for the purposes as described in this document. In addition we may use it for other operational purposes such as:
- Providing our services;
- Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
- Ensuring the technical functioning of our network and other systems; and
- Protecting the rights or property of Inkbunny or our users
In some cases, we may be processing personal information on a server outside your own country.
You may decline to submit personal information to us, in which case Inkbunny may not be able to provide its services to you.
We only share personal information with other companies or individuals outside Inkbunny in the following limited circumstances:
- We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
- We have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Inkbunny, its users or the public, as required or permitted by law.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.
From time to time
we may contact you with useful information about the Inkbunny