Interpretation

"Graphic Tide" - the company/website, which operates the online shop. "Customer" or "you" - the person or company ordering products, submitting artwork or visiting this website under these terms and conditions is subject to the following.

T-shirt submission process

Submit your design using the t-shirt submission form

If it doesn't break our rules it will be added to t-shirt voting platform.

Users of Graphic Tide and Twitter will be able to cast a votes for your design.

We combine the scores, and once a design reaches 30, the design is printed and sold in store.

We do need high resolution version of your design. Low resolution means it's impossible to print.

To be safe make sure your design is 300DPI+ and A4 size.

T-shirt Submission Rules

Designs must be your own work.

You may upload as many designs as you wish.

The selected t-shirt colour at the submission are subject to change at any time and are subject to availability.

Work previously published may not be re-submitted unless the design has been updated (subject to status). Current selling designs cannot be re-submitted.

Submissions must not be vulgar, profane, offensive or inappropriate and we reserve the right to decline any designs that are deemed to match this criteria.

Try to send the highest quality version for your design that you have.

Please ready these terms and conditions before submitting.

We may without warning change the t-shirt submission process from what is outline here.

We reserve the right to make necessary minor adjustments or changes to submitted designs to meet the needs of the printing process. Colours, placement and sizes may vary from the submitted design.

You confirm to receive a percentage of the sale based on the artist percentage table.

Please make sure your account has a working email address in case we need to contact you regarding your submission.

For more information, read the t-shirt submission FAQ's.

Intellectual property

Submitting any word, combination of words, symbol, slogan, photographic image, graphic design or any other type of design collectively is referred to as the design/artwork.

The artwork must be your own and you confirm the artwork is yours on submission. You cannot use company logos, trademarks, copyrighted materials or brand names and you are forbidden to submit artwork which is not your intellectual property.

At the point of receiving your submission, you give Graphic Tide full unlimited permission to use your design for commercial use, which includes unlimited t-shirt printing and distribution to any country. Also you agree the design can be used on other promotional products including flyers, banners, email newsletters and any other marketing material including showcasing on this website for sale including offline and shareable on social media sites including any media known or hereafter developed. You grant us license to use, reproduce and distribute works of your design.

Please rest assured that you as the designer (original creator) will still own rights (copyright) to your design.

This means you still (and always will) own the design.

You are able to use your design however you see fit (including selling elsewhere).

To be clear: You are still the copyright holder after submission, you're only granting us permission to use your design.

By submitting and selecting the 'tick to confirm you have read and accepted the Terms and Conditions' box you are agreeing to the whole terms and conditions including the use of your artwork.

You confirm your design is not part of any third-party agreements which would interfere with their use including infringement of any copyright. By submitting your design you confirm to not holding Graphic Tide harmless and indemnify Graphic Tide of all costs and expenses including lawyer fee's in the event of a breach of warranties, representations for copyright.

We reserve the right to remove a design from the site at any time, including printed designs.

You hereby waive any and all attribution and integrity rights with regard to the design whether arising under the law of any state of the United Kingdom, English law, or the law of any other country.

We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that the design and use of the design is accompanied with reasonable credit to you.

All manufacturing, dissemination and marketing decisions regarding each design are left to the sole discretion of Graphic Tide.

Graphic Tide cannot be held liable for any copyrighted infringements that occur from any user who chooses to upload copyrighted art for sale on t-shirts. As a company we work closely with the community to try and ensure work hasn't been copied from elsewhere and if we have reason to believe so, designs will be rejected. There is a degree of trust we put into our users but if you see any designs that you believe break this rule please help us and get in contact.

If you do not agree and do not wish for your design to be used on this site you should not submit your design onto the site.

Design review

Each design submitted will be reviewed. Firstly we review your design to make sure you are not breaking any rules stated in this document including copyright. We then at our discretion review the design based on selling potential, design quality and other various factors. If we feel the design is not suited for this website we reserve the right to decline without reason. To avoid getting declined try to ensure your artwork is yours, the best of your ability, suitable for t-shirt printing, only using the allowed number of different colours, not breaking copyright laws, legal, family friendly, not submitted via a computer bot or automated program and is provided in the correct format.

If we deem the design to be not of high standard this may also result in declined submissions. We cannot accept all designs, for more information and tips on how to create a suitable t-shirt design, visit our blog for tips and important information about t-shirt designing.

Artist Payment

Your percentage accumulates based on the number of t-shirt sales are made through the website. For every sale you will be given percentage of that sale. The more you sell the higher the percentage value. Third party sales do not count towards sales on this site. However sales we make offline do count towards your percentage value. All offline sales made by Graphic Tide are synced back to your account within 7 days of sale.

Artists are paid once the transaction is complete and the item is not returned. Credits maybe held until transactions are completed.

We reserve the right not to pay any members who are deemed to have cheated/spammed in order to increase their personal account balance.

User account balance must be £5 or more in order to cash out. We use PayPal to cash out to users and alternative payment methods are not supported. PayPal fees do apply. Please read the instructions at the cash out screen.

Users may instead of cashing out to PayPal transfer their account balance into store credit. This credit can be used to gain money off their next purchases. This is non-transferable and can only be used online at Graphic Tide. Users can only use store credit to purchase Graphic Tide products. Credit is applied automatically at checkout therefore users must be signed into the account where the credit belongs. Store credit has no cash value.

If a customer returns an item, credit may be deducted from the artists earnings as it does not constitute a full transaction. However this is a rare case and we always ensure artists are getting fairly paid in accordance to these terms and conditions.

Ordering

Shopping at Graphic Tide is a fast and secure process. You do not need to register on the site in order for you to purchase any products from this website. Once you have successfully placed an order you will be sent an email confirming, among other things, receipt and the details of your order. All prices quoted in the online shop are British Pounds (£).

Secure Transaction

We use PayPal who use a secure connection with RC4 128-bit encryption. The system encrypts your credit card and personal details to ensure that they are not read by anyone else when transmitted over the Internet. PayPal uses cutting-edge data encryption, fraud detection tools and all kinds of other advanced techniques to improve security. This is why we have chosen PayPal as our payment gateway. PayPal is fully PCI compliance. No credit card information is ever stored on Graphic Tide's servers.

Payment

Online payment that is accepted by PayPal; bank account, credit card or debit card including MasterCard, VISA Card and American Express Card. Graphic Tide does not process credit card payments directly or ever see, retain, or use your credit card information. The card processing is done by PayPal and using their payment gateway you accept their separate terms and conditions. "Pay on Delivery", P.O.'s, mail orders are not possible.

Worldwide Shipping

We do ship worldwide. Please note that we cannot guarantee delivery times since they are not under our control. Gift parcels are currently not offered. Prices may vary from country-to-country.

Taxes and Prices

Graphic Tide is a company located in the UK. Graphic Tide does not take costs that may be charged to the customer by custom authorities or Government agencies. Graphic Tide reserves the right to change prices listed without notice. All orders for products are subject to availability and may be processed as made-to-order. Made-to-order refers to the process of creating the item once payment has been received. Shipping times may vary if the garment is made-to-order.

User profiles

Any opinions expressed in user profiles are those of the individual and not Graphic Tide. Any images uploaded or links provided on the user profiles by individuals are not Graphic Tide's responsibility nor opinions. We try to moderate all content on the user profiles but cannot be held responsible for any content, images or internet hyperlinks provided by users.

Privacy

Graphic Tide respects your privacy and will use information such as your name, email and payment address only to fulfil your order. Customer and order data may be used anonymously as part of statistical analysis and is collected via the web analytics services, Google Analytics. Graphic Tide stores information automatically that is submitted by the customers browser, which includes browser type/version, operating system, referrer URL, host name/IP address, time stamp of the server requests. This information is collected and held securely. Graphic Tide complies with all applicable data protection legislation, and will treat all your personal information as confidential. To process your orders efficiently, reputable third-party banking and distribution institutions handle our credit and debit card transactions and order fulfilment. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your payment card and to process your order. These organizations are under strict legal and contractual obligations to keep your personal information private. They never give us any of your information, and your personal information can be removed, subject to their terms and conditions.

Cancellation

If you wish to cancel an order before the goods have been dispatched please use our contact form as soon as possible. If the item has already been dispatched you will need to use our contact form to inform us of the situation and may be required to send the item back, at personal cost. Cancellations and refunds are subject to review and may vary depending on customer and the situation.

Returns and Refunds

For information regarding item returns and refunds please visit our returns and refunds page.

Limitation of Liability

Graphic Tide will not be liable for any business loss (including loss of profits, revenue, contracts, anticipated savings, data, goodwill or wasted expenditure) or any other indirect or consequential loss that is not reasonably foreseeable by either party when the contract for sale is formed. Nothing in this agreement shall limit Graphic Tide's liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or breach of duty.

Disclaimer

Graphic Tide and/or their respective suppliers make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the information contained in the documents and related graphics published in this site; or any of the products of whatever nature details of which appear on this site. All such documents and related graphics are provided, and any such products (where ordered) are accepted by customers, "as is" and without warranty of any kind. All title(s) are ordered subject to availability and prices quoted by Graphic Tide are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of Graphic Tide.

We reserve the right not to sell to customers for re-sale purposes. The information contained in this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. All liability of Graphic Tide howsoever arising for inaccuracies or errors is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. The security of information and payments transmitted via the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Any losses incurred or sustained by users who transmit information by means of email or other internet link shall be borne solely and exclusively by such user and in no event shall any such losses in whole or part by borne by Graphic Tide. All brand names, product names and titles used in this site are trademarks or trade names of their respective holders. No permission is given in respect of use of any of the above, and such use may constitute an infringement of the holders' rights. Please note that some of our processes are manual and errors can arise. We carry out frequent checks to detect any errors. If they do occur, we will act immediately to minimize inconvenience and disappointment that may be caused. We reserve the right to cancel any order where obvious errors in pricing or product description have occurred.

Contact

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