Graphicster's Terms of Service

Last Update: May 2019

Welcome to Graphicster.com.
Please read the Terms of Service carefully before you start to use the Site. By using the Site, opening an account or by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms of Service when this option is made available to you, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy, found here, incorporated herein by reference. If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Service or the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Site. For more detailed policies surrounding the activity and usage on the Site, please access the designated articles herein.
This Site is offered and available to users who are 13 years of age or older. If you are under 13 you may not use this Site or the Graphicster services. By using this Site, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Site.

Key Terms

Buyers are users who purchase services on Graphicster.
Custom Offers are exclusive proposals that a Seller can create in response to specific requirements of a Buyer.
Custom Orders are requests made by a Buyer to receive a Custom Offer from a Seller. Disputes are disagreements experienced during an order between a Buyer and Seller on Graphicster.
Graphicster Balance is the aggregated amount of your Revenue as a Seller and/or returned payments from cancelled orders as a Buyer.
Graphicster Credits are credits that Graphicster may provide users to be used only for purchases on Graphicster, subject to these Terms of Service or any other applicable laws and/or terms.
Gig Extras are additional services offered on top of the Seller’s Gig for an additional price defined by the Seller.
Gig Page is where the Seller can describe their Gig and the Gig’s terms, and the Buyer can purchase the Gig and create an order.
Gigs® are services offered on Graphicster.
Order Page is where Buyers and Sellers communicate with each other in connection with an ordered Gig.
Orders are the formal agreement between a Buyer and Seller after a purchase was made from the Seller’s Gig Page.
Payment Services Provider(s) are service providers that provide payment services to Buyers and Sellers in connection with the Graphicster platform, including with respect to collection of funds from Buyers in connection with the purchase of Gigs, remittance and withdrawal of funds to Sellers in connection with completed Gigs, and the holding of funds in connection with Graphicster Balances.
Revenue is the money that Sellers earn from completed orders and can either withdraw or use to purchase Gigs on Graphicster, subject to these Terms. Sellers are users who offer and perform services through Gigs on Graphicster.

Overview

  • Only registered users may buy and sell on Graphicster. Registration is free.
  • Gigs® on Graphicster may be offered at a base starting price of $5. Some Gigs are offered at a base price of more than $5 as determined by the Seller.
  • Buyers pay Graphicster in advance to create an order (see Purchasing Section below regarding payment terms).
  • Orders are purchased through the Order button found on a Seller’s Gig page or through a Custom Offer.
  • For fees and payments please read the purchasing section here.
  • Sellers must fulfill their orders, and may not cancel orders on a regular basis or without cause. Cancelling orders will affect Sellers’ reputation and status.
  • Users may not offer or accept payments using any method other than placing an order through Graphicster.com.
  • Buyers are granted all rights for the delivered work, unless otherwise specified by the Seller on their Gig page. Note: some Gigs charge additional payments (through Gig Extras) for Commercial Use License. See our “Ownership” and “Commercial Use License” sections below for more information.
  • Graphicster retains the right to use all published delivered works for Graphicster marketing and promotion purposes.
  • We care about your privacy. You can read our Privacy Policy here. The Privacy Policy is a part of these Terms of Service and incorporated herein by reference.

SELLERS

Basics

  • Sellers create Gigs® on Graphicster to allow Buyers to purchase their services.
  • Sellers may also offer Custom Offers to Buyers in addition to their Gigs.
  • Each order you sell and successfully complete, authorized your account with a net revenue of 100% of the purchase amount.
  • Graphicster authorized Sellers once an order is completed. See our "Orders" section below for a definition of a completed order
  • If an order is cancelled (for any reason), the funds paid will be returned to the Buyer’s Graphicster Balance.
  • Revenues are only made available for withdrawal from the Revenue page following a safety clearance period of 14 days after the order is marked as complete.
  • Sellers may not promote their Gigs or any Graphicster content via the AdWords platform.
  • Sellers may withdraw their revenues using one of Graphicster’s withdrawal options (see Withdrawal Section below regarding payment terms).
  • The Seller's rating is calculated based on the order reviews posted by Buyers. High ratings allow Sellers to obtain advanced Seller levels (see Levels below). In certain cases, exceedingly low ratings may lead to the suspension of the Seller’s account.
  • For security concerns, Graphicster may temporarily disable a Seller’s ability to withdraw revenue to prevent fraudulent or illicit activity. This may come as a result of security issues, improper behavior reported by Buyers, or associating multiple Graphicster accounts to a single withdrawal provider.
  • Sellers are responsible for paying any direct or indirect taxes, including any GST, VAT or otherwise, which may apply to them depending on residency or location. Sellers represent and warrant that they comply, and will comply at all times, with their obligations under income tax provisions in their jurisdiction. The Gig price shown on the Gig page is inclusive of all such taxes and charges that may apply to the Sellers.
  • Appointment as Limited Payment Collection Agent: Seller hereby appoints Graphicster as Seller’s limited authorized payment collection agent solely for the purpose of accepting payments (via its Payment Services Provider, if applicable) from Buyer, and remitting those payments to Seller. Seller agrees that payment from Buyer to Graphicster shall be considered the same as payment made directly to Seller. Buyer’s payment obligation to Seller will be satisfied upon receipt of payment by (or its Payment Services Provider, as applicable), and Graphicster (via its Payment Services Provider, as applicable) is responsible for remitting the funds to the Seller in the manner described in these Terms of Service. In the event that Graphicster (via Payment Services Provider) does not remit any such amounts to Seller, the Seller will have recourse only against Graphicster and not the Buyer directly. Seller agrees that Graphicster may describe or otherwise reflect the terms contained herein in any terms of service, receipts, disclosures, or notices including, but not limited to, receipts provided to Buyers that Graphicster may deem necessary or prudent.
  • Graphicster partners with Payment Services Providers for purposes of collecting Gig-related payments from Buyers, transferring such payments from Buyers to Sellers, and holding funds in connection with Sales Balances. All payments services in connection with the withdrawal of funds on the Graphicster platform are performed by Graphicster’s Payment Services Providers.

Gigs

  • Sellers are allowed to post a select amount of active Gigs based on their Level status.
  • Gigs created on Graphicster are User Generated Content.
  • Gigs and/or users may be removed by Grahicster from the Site for violations to these Terms of Service, which may include (but are not limited to) the following violations and/or materials:
  • Gigs that are removed for violations mentioned above, may result in the suspension of the Seller’s account.
  • Gigs that are removed for violations are not eligible to be restored or edited.
  • Gigs may be removed from our Search feature due to poor performance and/or user misconduct.
  • Gigs may include pre-approved website URLs contained within the Gig description and requirements box. Gigs containing websites promoting content, which violates Graphicster’s Terms of Service, will be removed.
  • Gigs are required to have an appropriate Gig image related to the service offered. An option to upload two additional Gig images are available to all Sellers. Sellers must deliver the same quality of service as shown on their Gig images. Recurring deliveries that don’t match the quality shown on the Gig images may lead to the Seller’s account losing Seller status or becoming permanently disabled.
  • Gigs may contain an approved Gig Video uploaded through the Gig management tools available on Graphicster.
  • A statement on the Gig Page that undermines or circumvents these Terms of Service is prohibited.
  • Eligible Gigs in select Categories may set up Gig Packages to offer their services in structured formats with multiple price points for the selected Gig.
  • Gig Extras
  • Gig Extras are additional services offered on top of the Seller’s Gig for an additional price defined by the Seller.
  • Gig Extras may be removed for violations of our Terms of Service. For specific terms, please see the Gigs® section above for a list of services that violate our Terms of Service. Gigs are subject to be removed due to violations found in Gig Extras.
  • The amount of Gig Extras, which can be offered, and the price for each Gig Extra, is based on your Seller Level. More information surrounding your accounts eligibility for Gig Extras can be found here.
  • Services offered through Gig Extras must be related to the base service and part of the deliverables on the order.
  • Gig Extras may cover different categories of services that are components to a higher quality delivered service.
  • Sellers have the option to extend the duration of an order for each Gig Extra that is added to the order. This is to cover the time needed to complete the extra service.

Seller Features

Graphicster Sellers have access to several exclusive features that help customize the way their services can be offered. Custom Offer

  • Sellers can also send Custom Offers addressing specific requirements of a Buyer.
  • Custom Offers are defined by the Seller with the exact description of the service, the price and the time expected to deliver the service.
  • Custom Offers are sent from the conversation page or Inbox page.
  • Services provided through Custom Offers may not violate Graphicster’s Terms of Service.
  • Project Milestones:

Shipping Physical Deliverables

Some of the services on Graphicster are delivered physically (arts and crafts, collectable items, etc.). For these types of Gigs, Sellers may decide to add shipping charges. Sellers can add shipping charges for local shipping (within the same country) and for international shipping (anywhere else).

  • Gigs that include shipping costs must have physical deliverables sent to Buyers.
  • Shipping costs added to a Gig only pertains to the cost Sellers require to ship physical items to Buyers.
  • Important: Buyers who purchase Gigs that require physical delivery, will be asked to provide a shipping address.
  • Sellers are responsible for all shipping arrangements once the Buyer provides the shipping address.
  • Graphicster does not handle or guarantee shipping, tracking, quality, and condition of items or their delivery and shall not be responsible or liable for any damages or other problems resulting from shipping.
  • A tracking number is a great way to avoid disputes related to shipping. We require entering the tracking number if available in the order page when delivering your work.

Withdrawing Revenues

  • To withdraw your revenue, you must have an account with at least one of Graphicster's Payment Service Providers for the withdrawal methods. All funds eligible for Withdrawal will be held on your behalf at an account with Graphicster’s Payment Services Provider. All payment services, including withdrawal services will be provided by Graphicster’s Payment Services Provider.
  • Your Graphicster profile can be associated with only one account from each Graphicster withdrawal methods. A Payment Service Provider withdrawal account can be associated with only one Graphicster profile.
  • Revenues are only made available for withdrawal from the Revenue page following a safety clearance period of 14 days after the order is marked as complete.
  • To withdraw your available revenue, you must click on the designated withdrawal provider to initiate the withdrawal process.
  • Withdrawals can only be made in the amount available to you.
  • Withdrawal fees vary depending on the withdrawal method.
  • Withdrawals are final and cannot be undone. We will not be able to reverse this process once it has begun.

Withdrawal Methods

METHOD FEE SERVICE AVAILABILITY
Withdraw to your PayPal Account $0 For a list of PayPal services by country click here
Graphicster Revenue Card™ $1* within 2 days, or $3 within 2 hours. For more information, see Pricing and Fees Worldwide
Local Bank Transfer (LBT) $3 per transfer*. For more information, see Pricing and Fees Worldwide
Direct Deposit (ACH) $1 per transfer. For more information, see Pricing and Fees US only
* Additional fees may apply based on your location and currency.

BUYERS

Basic

  • You may not offer direct payments to Sellers using payment systems outside of the Graphicster Order system.
  • Graphicster retains the right to use all publicly published delivered works for Graphicster marketing and promotional purposes.
  • Buyers may request a specific service from the Post a Request feature. Services requested on Graphicster must be an allowed service on Graphicster. Please click here for guidelines on approved services. Users should refrain from using the Post a Request feature for any purpose other than looking for services on Graphicster.
  • Purchasing
  • Buyers pay Graphicster to create an order from a Seller’s Gig page or Custom Offer, using the Order Now button. Graphicster partners with Payment Services Providers for purposes of collecting Gig-related payments from Buyers, transferring such payments from Buyers to Sellers, and holding funds in connection with Graphicster Balances. All payments services in connection with the collection of funds on the Graphicster platform are performed by Graphicster’s Payment Services Providers.
  • Graphicster serves as Seller’s limited authorized payment collection agent solely for the purpose of accepting payments (via its Payment Services Provider, if applicable) from Buyer, and remitting those payments to Seller. Buyer’s payment obligation to Seller will be satisfied upon receipt of payment by Graphicster (or its Payment Services Provider, as applicable), and Graphicster (via its Payment Service Provider, as applicable) is responsible for remitting the funds to the Seller in the manner described in these Terms of Service. In the event that Graphicster (via Payment Services Provider) does not remit any such amounts to Seller, the Seller will have recourse only against Graphicster and not the Buyer directly.
  • In addition Buyers can request a Custom Order which addresses specific Buyer requirements, and receive a Custom Offer from Sellers through the site or through Graphicster Anywhere.
  • In most locations, Gigs may be purchased on Graphicster by using one of the following payment methods: Credit Card, Debit Card, PayPal, Graphicster Credits or existing Graphicster Balance. Additional payment methods may apply in certain locations.
  • Your existing Graphicster Balance will be automatically applied to your next purchase.
  • You may not offer Sellers to pay, or make payment using any method other than through the Graphicster.com site. In case you have been asked to use an alternative payment method, please report it immediately to Customer Support here.
  • To protect against fraud, unauthorized transactions (such as money laundering), claims or other liabilities, payment information in connection with withdrawals is collected by either Graphicster or Graphicster’s Payment Services Providers. Payment Services Providers may also collect such other information as necessary for proposes of processing withdrawal payments. Graphicster is not exposed to the payment information provided to Payment Services Providers, and this information is subject to the privacy policy applicable to the Payment Service Provider. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information here.
  • By using any payment method and/or providing payment details for making purchases on Graphicster, you represent and warrant that: (a) you are legally authorized to provide such information; (b) you are legally authorized or have permission to make payments using the payment method(s); (c) if you are an employee or agent of a company or person that owns the payment method, you are authorized by that company or person to use the payment method to make payments on Graphicster; and (d) such actions do not violate any applicable law.
  • Local Currencies
  • Buyers may pay on Graphicster in several different currencies. India otherwise, you will be charged in the currency displayed on the Order page. In certain cases, however, when certain currencies are not supported by certain payment methods, you will be charged in US$ even if the price is displayed in another currency. In any event, the actual charged amount (in the actual payment currency) will be clearly disclosed to you before you complete the Order.
  • Buyers should note that the Gigs’ pricing is derived always from their original US$ price and, therefore, non-US$ currency prices may change daily in accordance with exchange rates fluctuations and may also include conversion fees. Buyers always have the option to pay in US$ by changing their selected displayed currency.
  • If you paid for an Order in a currency other than US$ and your Order was later cancelled for any reason, the amount returned to your Graphicster Balance would be based on the exchange rate as of the date of cancellation. Therefore, the returned amount may vary from the paid amount in local currency terms, while always maintaining the same US$ value.
  • Your Graphicster Balance is always valued in US$, even if it is displayed in a non-US$ currency. Therefore, should you choose to view your Graphicster Balance in any currency other than US$, it may change daily in accordance with exchange rates fluctuations, while always maintaining the same US$ value. Users always have the option to view their Graphicster Balance in US$ by changing their selected displayed currency.
  • Taxes
  • Buyers may be charged with indirect taxes (such as VAT or GST) depending on their residency, location and any applicable law, in addition to the Gig price shown on the Gig page.
  • Buyers agree that they are responsible to comply with all tax requirements applicable to them, including but not limited to any obligation to deduct or withhold taxes. It is hereby clarified that all prices and fees that appear on the Site are the net amounts that will be paid following any direct or indirect taxes, levy, withholding tax and/or deductions.

ORDERS

Basic

  • Once payment is confirmed, your order will be created and given a unique Graphicster order number (#FO).
  • Sellers must deliver completed files and/or proof of work using the Deliver Work button (located on the Order page) according to the service that was purchased and advertised on their Gig.
  • Using the Deliver Work button may not be abused by Sellers to circumvent Order guidelines described in this Terms of Service. Using the “Deliver Work” button when an order was not fulfilled may result in a cancellation of that order after review, affect the Seller’s rating and result in a warning to Seller.
  • An order is marked as Complete after it is marked as Delivered and then accepted by a Buyer. An order will be automatically marked as Complete if not accepted and no request for modification was submitted within 3 days after the order was marked as Delivered.
  • We encourage our Buyers and Sellers to try and settle conflicts amongst themselves. If for any reason this fails after using the Resolution Center or if you encounter non-permitted usage on the Site, users can contact Graphicster 's Customer Support department for assistance here.
  • Handling Orders
  • When a Buyer orders a Gig, the Seller is notified by email as well as notifications on the site while logged into the account.
  • Sellers are required to meet the delivery time they specified when creating their Gigs. Failing to do so will allow the Buyer to cancel the order when an order is marked as late and may harm the Seller's status.
  • Sellers must send completed files and/or proof of work using the Deliver Completed Work button (located on the Order page) to mark the order as Delivered.
  • Users are responsible for scanning all transferred files for viruses and malware. Graphicster will not be held responsible for any damages which might occur due to site usage, use of content or files transferred.
  • Buyers may use the "Request Revisions" feature located on the Order page while an order is marked as Delivered if the delivered materials do not match the Seller's description on their Gig page or they do not match the requirements sent to the Seller at the beginning of the order process.
  • Reviews
  • Feedback reviews provided by Buyers while completing an order are an essential part of Graphicster 's rating system. Reviews demonstrate the Buyer's overall experience with the Sellers and their service. Buyers are encouraged to communicate to the Seller any concerns experienced during their active order in regards to the service provided by the Seller.
  • Leaving a Buyer's feedback is a basic prerogative of a Buyer. Feedback reviews will not be removed unless there are clear violations of our Terms of Service.
  • To prevent any misuse of our Feedback system, all feedback reviews must come from legitimate sales executed exclusively through the Graphicster platform from users within our Community. Purchases arranged, determined to artificially enhance Seller ratings, or to abuse the Graphicster platform with purchases from additional accounts, will result in a permanent suspension of all related accounts.
  • Feedback comments given by Buyers are publicly displayed on a Seller’s Gig page.
  • Work Samples are the delivered images and videos sent to a Buyer in a delivery message. Work Samples are added to a Seller's Live Portfolio on their Gig page if the Buyer chooses to publish the Work Sample while providing a public feedback review.
  • Withholding the delivery of services, files, or information required to complete the Gig’s service with the intent to gain favorable reviews or additional services is prohibited.
  • Responding and posting a review: Once work is delivered, the Buyer has three days to respond. If no response is provided within the response period, the order will be considered completed.
  • Users are allowed to leave reviews on orders up to 10 days after an order is marked as complete. No new reviews may be added to an order after 10 days.
  • Sellers may not solicit the removal of feedback reviews from their Buyers through mutual cancellations.

Disputes and Cancellations

We encourage our Buyers and Sellers to try and settle conflicts amongst themselves. If for any reason this fails after using the Resolution Center or if you encounter non-permitted usage on the Site, users can contact Graphicster 's Customer Support department for assistance here.

Basic

  • Order cancellations can be performed on Graphicster, when eligible, by Customer Support or through the Resolution Center per order.
  • Filing a transaction dispute or reversing a payment through your payment provider or your bank is a violation to these Terms of Service. Doing so may get your account temporarily or permanently disabled. Note: once you have filed a dispute with your payment provider, the funds will be ineligible for a refund due to our obligations towards the payment provider.
  • In the event that a Buyer or Seller encounters an issue related to the service provided in an order, you are encouraged to use the Site's dispute resolution tools to attempt to resolve the matter.
  • Graphicster, through its Payment Services Providers, reserves the right to cancel orders or place funds on hold for any suspected fraudulent transactions made on the Site.
  • All transfer and assignment of intellectual property to the Buyer shall be subject to full payment for the Gig and the delivery may not be used if payment is cancelled for any reason.
  • If an order is cancelled (for any reason), the funds paid will be returned to the Buyer’s Graphicster Balance.
  • Revisions to deliveries can be performed by Sellers based on the Seller’s Gig and customer care. Sellers may determine the amount of revisions offered to Buyers, including no revisions.
  • Requests for revisions can be performed through the Order page while the order is marked as Delivered.
  • Requesting to gain more services from Sellers beyond the agreed requirements by using the Request Revisions button is not allowed.
  • Order Cancellations
  • Graphicster encourages Buyers and Sellers to resolve service disputes mutually using the Resolution Center.
  • Eligibility for requests to Graphicster to cancel an order will be assessed by our Customer Support team based on a number of factors, including violations to our Terms of Service, general misconduct, and improper usage of the Graphicster delivery system. See below for Order specific eligibility.
  • Completed orders (or, where applicable, completed milestones) may be cancelled, upon review of our Customer Support team, up to 14 days after the order (or Milestone) is marked as complete. Please be advised that orders cannot be partially cancelled (i.e. we can only cancel the entire order when it is justified).
  • In rare circumstances where we find it appropriate, our Customer Support team may cancel a completed order even after 14 days have passed from its completion. In such cases, the amounts paid for the cancelled order will be returned to the Buyer’s Graphicster Balance and will be deducted from the Seller’s Graphicster Balance or, if there are no sufficient amounts in the Seller’s Graphicster Balance, from future revenues of such Seller.
  • Orders are not eligible to be cancelled based on the quality of service/materials delivered by the Seller if the service was rendered as described in the Gig page. Buyers may rate their experience with the Seller on the order page, including the overall level of service quality received.
  • Buyers must use Graphicster Resolution Center to address their concerns and desired resolution related to the service provided by their Seller prior to contacting Customer Support. Customer Support will not take any action against Orders where the Buyers failed to inform their Seller of issues related to the Seller’s service and will allow Sellers to provide a resolution first. This does not include non-permitted usage of Graphicster.
  • Any non-permitted usage of Graphicster encountered during an Order, after being reviewed by our Customer Support team, may result in the order being cancelled. This includes, but not limited to; harassment, unlawful behavior, or other violations to Graphicster’s Terms of Service.
  • Graphicster Customer Support will cancel orders based on, but not limited to, the following reasons:
  • Refunds
  • Graphicster does not automatically refund payments made for cancelled orders back to your payment provider. Funds from order cancellations are returned to the Buyer's Graphicster Balance and are available for future purchases on Graphicster. Funds returned to your Graphicster Balance from cancelled orders will not include service fees paid. Graphicster returns service fees to your Graphicster Balance once an order is cancelled. In any event, if the service fees were not returned to your Graphicster Balance following an order cancelation, such service fees’ amount will be exempted from your next purchase on Graphicster.
  • Deposit refunds, when available from the payment provider, can be performed by our Customer Support team (based on the Order’s original payment currency). To prevent fraud and abuse, we limit the total amount of times users can request a payment provider refund from their account which is subject to review by our Customer Support team. Such refunds may be subject to an additional fee.
  • Graphicster Credits
  • In certain instances, Graphicster may offer You credits (“Graphicster Credits” or “Credits”), either for promotional purposes or otherwise, to be used for purchasing Gigs and/or other services offered on the Site. Your available Credit balance will appear in your account. Your valid Graphicster Credits will be automatically applied to your next purchase and can be viewed in your order summary after you place the order. Graphicster Credits are subject to different time limitations and will expire after their predefined term. Graphicster Credits serve only as an incentive to use Graphicster, and, therefore, are not redeemable for cash, have no cash value and are nonrefundable. Graphicster Credits may be subject to additional conditions and restrictions as will be disclosed to You upon receipt of the Credits. Credits may be voided in the event of fraud, misuse, or violation of these Terms. Graphicster reserves the right to modify or cancel the Graphicster Credits program at any time. If you or Graphicster deactivate or suspend your Graphicster account, any unused Graphicster Credits in your account will be forfeited.
  • Basics
  • To protect our users' privacy, user identities are kept anonymous. Requesting or providing Email addresses, Skype/IM usernames, telephone numbers or any other personal contact details to communicate outside of Graphicster in order to circumvent or abuse the Graphicster messaging system or Graphicster platform is not permitted.
  • Any necessary exchange of personal information required to continue a service may be exchanged within the order page.
  • Graphicster does not provide any guarantee of the level of service offered to Buyers. You may use the dispute resolution tools provided to you in the order page.
  • Graphicster does not provide protection for users who interact outside of the Graphicster platform.
  • All information and file exchanges must be performed exclusively on Graphicster's platform.
  • Rude, abusive, improper language, or violent messages will not be tolerated and may result in an account warning or the suspension/removal of your account.
  • Graphicster is open to everyone. Discrimination against a community member based on gender, race, age, religious affiliation, sexual preference or otherwise is not acceptable and may result in the suspension/removal of your account.
  • Users may not submit proposals or solicit parties introduced through Graphicster to contract, engage with, or pay outside of Graphicster
  • Orders
  • Users with the intention to defame competing Sellers by ordering from competing services will have their reviews removed or further account status related actions determined by review by our Trust & Safety team.
  • Graphicster reviews cases of payment provider chargebacks and disputes on behalf of Sellers. Although results vary per case due to each chargeback reason, we work hard on resolving disputes in the Seller’s favor. If the chargeback case allows, Graphicster (or one of Graphicster’s Payment Services Providers) will return parts or full revenue back to Sellers, otherwise the chargeback amount will be borne by the Seller.
  • Graphicster reviews cases of payment provider chargebacks and disputes on behalf of Sellers. Although results vary per case due to each chargeback reason, we work hard on resolving disputes in the Seller’s favor. If the chargeback case allows, Graphicster (or one of Graphicster’s Payment Services Providers) will return parts or full revenue back to Sellers, otherwise the chargeback amount will be borne by the Seller.
  • Gigs
  • Users may report Gigs to Customer Support that may be in violation of Graphicster’s Terms of Service based on the reported Gig’s replicated similarity to pre-existing services (copycat Gigs).
  • Sellers warrant that any content included in their Gigs shall be original work conceived by the Sellers and shall not infringe any third party rights, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks or service marks. In the event that certain music or stock-footage media are incorporated within the Gigs, Sellers represent and warrant that they hold a valid license to use such music and/or footage and to include them in the Gigs.
  • Graphicster will respond to clear and complete notices of alleged copyright or trademark infringement. Our Intellectual Property claims procedures can be reviewed here.

Reporting Violations

If you come across any content that may violate our Terms of Service, you should report it to us through the appropriate channels created to handle those issues as outlined in our Terms of Service. All cases are reviewed by our Trust & Safety team. To protect individual privacy, the results of the investigation are not shared. You can review our Privacy Policy for more information.

Violations

Users may receive a warning to their account for violations of our Terms of Service or any user misconduct reported to our Trust and Safety team. A warning will be sent to the user's email address and will be displayed for such user on the Site. Warnings do not limit account activity, but can lead to your account losing Seller statuses or becoming permanently disabled based on the severity of the violation.

Non-Permitted Usage

Adult Services & Pornography - Graphicster does not allow any exchange of adult oriented or pornographic materials and services.
Inappropriate Behavior & Language - Communication on Graphicster should be friendly, constructive, and professional. Graphicster condemns bullying, harassment, and hate speech towards others. We allow users a medium for which messages are exchanged between individuals, a system to rate orders, and to engage on larger platforms such as our Community Forum and Social Media pages.
Phishing and Spam - Graphicster takes the matter its members’ security seriously. Any attempts to publish or send malicious content with the intent to compromise another member’s account or computer environment is strictly prohibited. Please respect our members privacy by not contacting them with offers, questions, suggestions or anything which is not directly related to their Gigs or orders.
Privacy & Identity - You may not publish or post other people's private and confidential information. Any exchange of personal information required for the completion of a service must be provided in the order page. Sellers further confirm that whatever information they receive from the Buyer, which is not public domain, shall not be used for any purpose whatsoever other than for the delivery of the work to the Buyer. Any users who engage and communicate off of Graphicster will not be protected by our Terms of Service.
Authentic Graphicster Profile - You may not create a false identity on Graphicster, misrepresent your identity, create a Graphicster profile for anyone other than yourself (a real person), or use or attempt to use another user’s account or information; Your profile information, including your description, skills, location, etc., while may be kept anonymous, must be accurate and complete and may not be misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. Graphicster reserves the right to require users to go through a verification process in order to use the Site (whether by using ID, phone, camera, etc.).
Intellectual Property Claims - Graphicster will respond to clear and complete notices of alleged copyright or trademark infringement, and/or violation of third party’s terms of service. Our Intellectual Property claims procedures can be reviewed here.
Fraud / Unlawful Use - You may not use Graphicster for any unlawful purposes or to conduct illegal activities.

Abuse and Spam

Multiple Accounts - To prevent fraud and abuse, users are limited to one active account. Any additional account determined to be created to circumvent guidelines, promote competitive advantages, or mislead the Graphicster community will be disabled. Mass account creation may result in disabling of all related accounts. Note: any violations to Graphicster’s Terms of Service is cause for permanent suspension of all accounts.
Targeted Abuse - We do not tolerate users who engage in targeted abuse or harassment towards other users on Graphicster. This includes creating new multiple accounts to harass members through our message or ordering system.
Selling Accounts - You may not buy or sell Graphicster accounts.

Proprietary Restrictions

The Site, including its general layout, design and content, is exclusively owned by Graphicster and protected by copyright and trademarks. Users have no right, and specifically agree not to do the following with respect to the Site or any part, component or extension of the Site (including its mobile applications): (i) copy, transfer, adapt, modify, distribute or reproduce it, in any manner; (ii) reverse assemble, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive its source code, underlying ideas, algorithms, structure or organization; (iii) modify or create derivative works; (iv) remove any copyright notice, identification or any other proprietary notices, or; (v) use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site, or interfere with any other users’ enjoyment of the Site. Users also agree not to permit or authorize anyone else to do any of the foregoing.

General Terms

  • Graphicster reserves the right to put any account on hold or permanently disable accounts due to breach of these Terms of Service or due to any illegal or inappropriate use of the Site or services.
  • Violation of Graphicster's Terms of Service may get your account disabled permanently.
  • Users with disabled accounts will not be able to sell or buy on Graphicster.
  • Users who have violated our Terms of Service and had their account disabled may contact our Customer Support team for more information surrounding the violation and status of the account.
  • Users have the option to enable account Security features to protect their account from any unauthorized usage.
  • Users must be able to verify their account ownership through Customer Support by providing materials that prove ownership of that account.
  • Sellers will be able to withdraw their revenues from disabled accounts after a safety period of 90 days following full verification of ownership of the account in question, from the day of the last cleared payment received in their account and subject to Graphicster's approval.
  • Disputes should be handled using Graphicster's dispute resolution tools ('Resolution Center' on the order page) or by contacting Graphicster Customer Support.
  • Graphicster may make changes to its Terms of Service from time to time. When these changes are made, Graphicster will make a new copy of the terms of service available on this page.
  • You understand and agree that if you use Graphicster after the date on which the Terms of Service have changed, Graphicster will treat your use as acceptance of the updated Terms of Service.

User Generated Content

User Generated Content ("UGC") refers to the content added by users as opposed to content created by the Site. All content uploaded to Graphicster by our users (Buyers and Sellers) is User Generated Content. Graphicster does not check user uploaded/created content for appropriateness, violations of copyright, trademarks, other rights or violations. We invite everyone to report violations together with proof of ownership as appropriate. Reported violating content may be removed or disabled.
Furthermore, Graphicster is not responsible for the content, quality or the level of service provided by the .We provide no warranty with respect to the Gigs, their delivery, and any communications between Buyers and Sellers. We encourage users to take advantage of our rating system, our community and common sense in choosing appropriate Gigs® service offers. By offering a service, the Seller undertakes that he/she has sufficient permissions, rights and/or licenses to provide, sell or resell the service that is offered on Graphicster. Sellers advertising their Gig online must comply with laws and terms of service of the advertising platform or relevant website used to advertise. Failing to do so may result in removal of the Gig and may lead to the suspension of Seller's account.
For specific terms related to Intellectual Property rights and for reporting claims of copyright infringement (DMCA notices) or trademark infringement - please see our Intellectual Property Claims Policy which forms an integral part of these Terms of Service. Note that it is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.

Voice Over Commercial Buy-Out

When purchasing a Voice Over Gig, the Seller grants you a perpetual, exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide license to use the purchased Voice Over (except for commercials, radio, television and internet commercial spots).
By purchasing a Commercial Rights (Buy-Out) with your order, in addition to the basic rights, the Seller grants you with a license to use the Voice Over for any corporate, promotional and non-broadcast purposes. Corporate, promotional and non-broadcast purposes means any business related use for the creation of, or to promote a for-product profit or service (with the exception of paid marketing channels), such as (by way of example): explainer videos posted to company websites, social networks or email campaigns, audiobooks, podcast intros, and strictly excludes any illegal, immoral or defamatory purpose.
By purchasing a Full Broadcast Rights (Buy-Out) with your order, in addition to the Commercial Rights, the Seller grants you with a license for full broadcasting, which includes internet, radio, and TV "paid channels" including (by way of example): television commercials, radio commercials, internet radio, and music/video streaming platforms, and strictly excludes any illegal, immoral or defamatory purpose.
This Buy-Out is subject to Graphicster's Terms of Service. There is no warranty, express or implied, with the purchase of this delivery, including with respect to fitness for a particular purpose. Neither the Seller nor Graphicster will be liable for any claims, or incidental, consequential or other damages arising out of this license, the delivery or your use of the delivery.

Commercial Use License

By purchasing a “Commercial Use License” with your order, the Seller grants you a perpetual, exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide license to use the purchased delivery for Permitted Commercial Purposes. All intellectual property rights of the purchased delivery are hereby assigned to you. “Permitted Commercial Purposes” means any business related use, such as (by way of example) advertising, promotion, creating web pages, integration into product, software or other business related tools etc., and strictly excludes any illegal, immoral or defamatory purpose. This License is subject to Graphicster’s Terms of Service. There is no warranty, express or implied, with the purchase of this delivery, including with respect to fitness for a particular purpose. Neither the Seller nor Graphicster will be liable for any claims, or incidental, consequential or other damages arising out of this license, the delivery or your use of the delivery.

Disclaimer of Warranties

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Limitation on Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL GRAPHICSTER, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE. IN ACCEPTING LIABILITY AS THE LIMITED AUTHORIZED PAYMENT COLLECTION AGENT OF SELLER, GRAPHICSTER AND ITS AFFILIATES ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR ANY ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF SELLER.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
The term “Affiliate” referred to herein, is an entity that, directly or indirectly, controls, or is under the control of, or is under common control with graphicster, where control means having more than fifty percent (50%) voting stock or other ownership interest or the majority of voting rights of such entity.