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Updated: September 10.2014

Welcome to Sketchoholic and Mad Artist Publishing (MAP) websites. (the "Service", the "Web site", the "Company" or "Sketchoholic" or "MAP") By using our website you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use ("Terms of Use" or "Agreement").We reserve at anytime without notice the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms of Use. If we do, it will indicate at the top of this page the Terms of Use's effective date. Your continued use of the Service or the Web site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms of Use, please do not use or access the Service or the Web site. It is your responsibility to regularly review these Terms of Use.

Use of this Website

You warrant that you are of legal age to use the website and to create binding legal obligations for any liability you may incur as a result of the use of the website. You agree that you are responsible for all of your use of the site including for the use of your account by others. The Website contains images uploaded by its members. All images and their descriptions on the Website are the property of either its members and/or Sketchoholic / MAP. The content of Sketchoholic is protected by international copyright laws. Use of these images that does not comply with the Image License Agreement and Terms of Use is prohibited. The use of Images are governed by the Image license Agreement. Sketchoholic and its members do their best to provide accurate information of images and on the services of the Website, there can be some typographical and technical errors that may arise. Sketchoholic cannot be held liable for any losses or damages resulting from the inaccurary of any information on the website.

Uploading Images

You may upload photographs or graphics to the website, and Sketchoholic will do its best to screen these uploads to see if they are suitable for distribution. It is possible solicited images may find their way on the website, if this happens we rely on members to notify us to remove those images. You authorize Sketchoholic / MAP to be your non-exclusive agent that licenses Images FOR FREE to third parties based on the terms that can be found in the Image License Agreement alongside the restrictions specified to each image. Sketchoholic agrees not to sell these Images under any circumstances and not to distribute them outside the website. If you are an author on our website a seperate set of licenses applies to you and is outlined in the Authors section of this document. You acknowledge that under no circumstances you can demand money from Sketchoholic or those people downloading the images. You may ask payment for a higher resolution version of an image or create commision services or sell original and signed artwork. Furthermore, You acknowledge that Sketchoholic.com does not allow the upload of Images that infringe on any copyright, property right, trademark or any other applicable right. You are solely responsible for the Images you upload. You warrant that you own all proprietary rights regarding the image. Images depicting identifiable persons requires that you do your best to obtain a valid, legal and signed Model release from those parties to upload alongside the Image. You acknowledge that even though Sketchoholic does our best to prevent it from happening, Sketchoholic / MAP and its subsidiaries cannot be held responsible for the misuse or abuse of any Image. We also reserve the right to remove any approved image at any time if we believe it is defective, of poor quality or infringe on any right. You can not submit images containing nudity. Sketchoholic will not host nude, adult or suggestive content, unless it is artistic and/or specifically educational in nature. Serious copyright infringement issues such as uploading Images found on other stock photography sites violates the terms of this agreement and may result in the termination of your membership.

Model Release

Uploaders: By posting recognisable images of people, you acknowledge your personal responsibility to provide a signed, written model release upon request by a downloader. Generic model releases are available free of charge from many places on the internet. We suggest you type "generic model releases" into a search engine to find one. An example of a general model release can also be downloaded here. Downloaders: By downloading a recognisable image of a person or child from Sketchoholic, you acknowledge your personal responsibility to request and receive a signed, written model release prior to using the image publicly.

Termination 

Sketchoholic can terminate your membership account for any reason after sending you a written notice as proof of identity. Upon termination Sketchoholic removes all your Images from the website and your communications and access to any purchased digital content. Your purchase records and any images associated with public contest association will not be removed as it would render our contests inactive, however your account will be deleted from our servers. You acknowledge that because of copyright infringement or other kinds of serious or malicious acts, you may face even more serious consequences.

 

Privacy Policy 

Sketchoholic will do everything we can in order to protect your privacy. We have a strict no-spam policy. We do not rent, sell or share your personal details with 3rd parties without your consent unless we are required to do so by the law. You may receive occasional newsletters and stock imagery related promotional offers from us, but only if you have explicitly agreed to them.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sketchoholic and its officers, administrators and volunteer workers against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or related to a breach of this agreement, the use of this site and the use or the inability of use of any image, your failure to abide by any restriction regarding the use of an Image, or any claim by a third party related to the use of an image. 

Warranty and Liability

THE WEBSITE AND THE IMAGES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS". WE OFFER NO WARRANTY, EXPLICIT OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY IMAGES, THE WEBSITE, THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION, OR ANY RIGHTS OR LICENSES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. RGBStock.com DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE IMAGES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THEIR USE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. RGBSTOCK.COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY GENERAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR LOST PROFITS OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE IMAGES.

Shipping and Refunds

Below is an table of our shipping days and schedules. Please note individual orders may experience delay in processing, especially books in production. If your order is processed Expedited or Priority, you will be issued with a tracking number which will send notifications to your email address. Weather elements, mail post strikes, customs holds and other mail related activites may delay the delivery and cannot be controlled by us. Please ensure you track your order to ensure your country does not require additional proof of purchase. 

LocationStandard
Days
Expedited
Days
Priority
Days
Canada 14 10 7  
U.S.A. 15 10 7  
France. Spain. Romania 40 26 5  
Argentina 44 25 5  
_Everywhere Else 43 25 8  
Sweden 43 34 10  
Mexico 43 25 8  
Malaysia 53 35 10  
Portgual 49 40 12  
Norway 50 30 12  
Brazil 54 38 15  
Turkey 47 34 13  
United Kingdom 49 16 8  

Instructors & Courses

As a Mentor / Instructor, you will be solely responsible for determining the fees You charge Users for Your Courses based on Company suggestions. You agree to charge only for your own submitted content. The Company will handle billing and other fee interaction with Users. You hereby authorize Company to deduct and retain a 50% transaction fee from the Net Amount received. The Net Amount equals the amount actually received from Users for Your Courses, less any refunds paid, applicable sales or other taxes (if any), and any amounts paid in connection with Marketing Programs that You participate in. You will be able to increase the percentage of the payments you receive by promoting Your Courses using provided tools and urls.

Marketing Programs include, but are not limited to, Company’s Affiliate, Deals and Paid Advertising promotions. You acknowledge that the amounts paid for Marketing Programs are not fixed, and the Company has the sole discretion to determine those amounts and which Courses to offer as part of Marketing Programs. Further, the Company does not guarantee any minimum level of success in connection with any Marketing Programs, and its selection of Courses to include is not an endorsement of those Courses, or of You. As part of Your participation in Marketing Programs, You give Us permission to share Your Course, and information about You and the Course with Udemy employees and selected partners, for which you will not receive compensation. If You do not wish to participate in Marketing Programs, log into Your account and opt out of them.

Users are entitled to refunds pursuant to Our general Terms of Service and You agree that Company may deduct such refunds from subsequent amounts owed to You. Company will issue remit to You any amounts remaining after the foregoing deductions and adjustments, in US dollars, via check or PayPal. Payment will be made by the last day of the month following the month in which the fee for a Course was received. You are responsible for providing Company with all identifying and tax information necessary for the payment of amounts due.

We highly recommend that You make Your Course available through the MAP Affiliate Program. Adding Your Course(s) to the Affiliate Program is a great way to increase exposure and earn incremental revenue. Udemy operates the Affiliate Program through affiliate tracking platforms such as Rakuten LinkShare. Our affiliate team is dedicated to increasing the visibility of Your Course and providing you with an incremental revenue stream.

When one of Your Courses is sold due to the efforts of an Affiliate, a portion of the fee is paid to the Affiliate. You agree that Mad Artist Publishing (or a partner acting on its behalf) may deduct an affiliate program fee of 50% for any valid affiliate-driven transaction. This fee will be deducted before the standard revenue allocation. The Affiliate Program is subject to the rules for Marketing Programs as set forth in the Paid Course Terms and Conditions. For more information, please visit our Affiliate Program homepage, or email us at madartistpublishing@gmail.com