This is a special and unfortunately a very necessary message to all of our fans and customers.
Please HELP US protect our designs by saying NO to image swapping.
We know that some of you are not even aware of our Angel Policy. We are not blaming you for that. Who reads the fine print anyway?
We were recently made aware that more and more people are swapping our images. We would like to take a minute to point out that we DO NOT ALLOW our images to be swapped, neither the stamped images of our rubber stamps nor the printed digis. Here is the link to the Terms of Service page on our website, please scroll down to Angel Policy.
Please understand that we are not against you letting your close friends "play" with our images when you have a get together at home or at a crop. We are only happy that they get introduced to our images and we hope that after they would purchase some of our stamps as well. We however, are not happy at all about LARGE swaps happening all over the Internet with hundreds of people participating.
We work very hard to bring you the high quality images that you all fell in love with. It makes us sad to see our work being unappreciated by being swapped. Please try putting yourselves in our shoes. How would you feel if something that you put your heart and soul into creating was being shared without your knowledge and approval? Something like swapping the images might seem innocent, but in fact it hurts business. This is how we make our living and this is how we can keep on bringing you the new images.
When you purchase our images, you are automatically agreeing to our Terms of Service, whether you read them or not. That's the law after all. Please understand that when you purchase our stamps, you only purchase a PERSONAL license to use them. We still and will always hold the copyright to our images.
We would also like to point out that we are not alone and that our Angel Policy about No Swapping Allowed is in fact very common within the stamping companies. In fact, most stamping companies do not allow swaps. You can find more information HERE on why swapping is wrong as well as the links to a lot of different companies that do not allow it. Please be aware that even though the list of the companies is pretty long, it is not complete. When in doubt, always check with the company about their policies.
We are only asking you to help us protect our designs. If you come across the image swaps on forums, blogs, Splitcoaststampers, Youtube, etc. - please don't participate and instead let them know that they are infringing on our copyright. If you would rather have us talk to them, you can always email us with their information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, we would like to emphasize that we love our fans. You are the best!! We are sad that we had to bring this to your attention, but we feel that with your help and support we can put a stop to it.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for reading to the very end of this important message!!