Last updated on December 6, 2017
Welcome SeeMe Members and Guests.
We at SeeMe are dedicated to the free expression of our users in a collaborative, positive, respectful environment. Our mission is to get creators as much recognition, exposure, and inspiration as we can. As part of that, we want to give their supporters new, meaningful, and fun ways to engage with creators and their images. In these terms, creators and other users give us the rights we need to do those things. We try to take as little as possible, but we do need to be sure that we’re protecting ourselves.
Below are the rules for using our site. Most of them are pretty obvious. Be a good person. Be respectful. Post only your own work. Post only material that belongs here. Stuff like that. We write them out because we want to make sure that they’re clear and that you remember them. If you use our site, you’re required to follow our rules. If you won’t follow our rules, don’t use our site.
If you have questions on any of this, always feel free to contact us.
Now, for the rules:
We may update these terms without notice. Please check back here when you use the Service. Your continued use of the Service after any changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms. Unless we say otherwise, these terms incorporate and supersede any other terms associated with the Service.
1. SeeMe is a community.
Almost all the material on our Site was created and posted by our members, so we can’t take responsibility for it. The Service includes all kinds of material posted by our users. We assume no responsibility for the accuracy, authenticity, or source of any material on the Service. We do not verify or endorse any of it. We reserve the right to monitor and remove any material on or sent through the Service. We reserve the right to terminate your membership and use of the Service at any time, without notice, for any reason, at our sole discretion. If you are aware of a violation of our terms, you agree to notify us immediately, although we do not guarantee that we’ll take any action.
2. SeeMe never takes ownership of your material. Period.
As we mention above, you give us the rights we need to use the material you post so that we can run SeeMe. We try to take as little as possible, but we do need to be sure we’re protecting ourselves. That doesn’t change anything related to ownership. We will not reproduce your image on merchandise sold in the SeeMe Shop without your permission. The rights for participation in the SeeMe shop for retail products will be granted by the Artist per explicit request from the Service. And, you can remove your material from the Service at any time.
3. SeeMe does need licenses and rights to be able to run the Service and get your material as much exposure and recognition as possible on our Site, on other sites, and in the physical world.
By submitting any material on the Service:
You grant to us and our partners and affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your material on the Service and for promotion of the Service and of your material, including incorporating into a collective work, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, performing, reproducing, editing, translating, and reformatting. This is exclusively for the promotion of the Service and our-affiliates. Whenever possible, we will credit you as an author, and you agree that we can use your name for that purpose. We will stop posting your material on the Site going forward if you remove it from the Site.
You may terminate this license going forward by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a request to remove products, or removing your material from the Site.
You grant to other users of the Site a license to use your material only for the limited purpose of using and accessing the Service.
You warrant that you have the right to use the trademarks, processes, and other materials you use with the Service. You warrant that your posted material does not infringe any third party copyrights, rights of publicity, trademarks, or patents. You warrant your posted material is your own original work. You represent that your material complies with these Terms.
4. Copyright Notifications
SeeMe respects the intellectual property rights of others and we expect our members and guests to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, SeeMe has adopted a policy of, in appropriate circumstances, terminating member accounts that are repeat infringers of the intellectual property rights of others. We also may terminate member accounts even based on a single infringement.
We will remove material from our site if we are properly notified about alleged copyright infringement in accordance with the DMCA. If you misrepresent that material is infringing, you may be subject to liability under U.S. federal law.
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please email our Copyright Agent at email@example.com. Your notification must contain the following information (please confirm these requirements with your legal counsel or see the U.S. Copyright Act for more information):
an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site, sufficient for us to locate the material;
your address, telephone number, and email address;
a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
a statement by you that the information in your notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
If you believe that your work has been removed by mistake or misidentification, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your counter-notice must contain the following information (please confirm these requirements with your legal counsel or see the U.S. Copyright Act for more information):
a physical or electronic signature of the user of the Services;
identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
a statement made under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material; and
the subscriber's name, address, telephone number, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber's address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the user will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subscriber (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
If you misrepresent that material was removed by mistake or misidentification, you may be subject to liability under U.S. federal law.
If you fail to comply with these notice requirements, your notification or counter-notification may not be valid.
Our designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement can be reached at:
See Me Group, Inc.
Attention: Copyright Agent
26-19 Jackson Avenue
Queens, NY 11101
5. You Can Earn Money on SeeMe
You grant to us and our partners and affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty free, and worldwide license to allow users to buy reproductions of your material on any medium that we offer. You may terminate this license going forward (but not for products you’ve already sold through the Service) by emailing email@example.com to remove products from our Shop or by removing your material from the Site.
By opting in to the SeeMe Shop, you’re offering SeeMe users the opportunity to buy prints, postcards, t-shirts, and other media with your material printed on them from you. All you do is post the material, and we pay you a royalty when items sell. SeeMe and our partners handle the printing and fulfillment. And you earn money. It’s that simple. And, if you prefer not to offer reproductions of your material, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will remove them from the Shop.
YOU, AND NOT SEE|ME, ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL YOUR ART THAT YOU MAKE AVAILABLE AND ALL ART YOU OFFER FOR SALE THROUGH THE SEE|ME SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THAT YOU OWN OR HAVE OBTAINED ALL REQUIRED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND OTHER RIGHTS IN YOUR ART, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE RIGHT TO MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE AND SELL PRODUCTS THAT INCLUDE YOUR ART.
SeeMe reserves the right to prescreen your Art (but has no obligation to do so), to review and remove your Art from the Site, to suspend or cancel your account, and to cancel the SeeMe Services provided to you at any time in its sole discretion. If you submit Art or offer products for sale that include your Art that SeeMe, in its sole discretion, believes may infringe another party’s intellectual property rights, SeeMe may immediately terminate your account, in addition to any other remedies it may have.
SeeMe offers artists a 15% royalty on all sales made by SeeMe. If we sell it on the SeeMe platform, you receive 15% of the price we charge for the product. If we sell it to another partner for distribution as a SeeMe branded product, we pay 15% of the price charged to the partner.
SeeMe does its best to pay you on the 1st of each month for all prior month sales & guarantees that within thirty days of the end of each calendar month, SeeMe will pay you the net proceeds related to SeeMe's sales of the Products in the just ended calendar month (i.e. your Product sales price paid to SeeMe minus the sales and item fees) minus any amounts related to returns, credits, discounts, allowances or credit card chargebacks associated with the sale of the Products (the "Product Payment"). You must notify SeeMe within thirty days of the date of the Product Payment if you feel that SeeMe has not correctly calculated the Product Payment. You will responsible for all taxes associated with the Product Payment. All prices and payments noted shall be in U.S. dollars.
You are responsible for determining any taxes or tax deductibility related to your use of the Service. Any fees, foreign exchange, or penalties charged by any payment providers or processors related to your use of the Service are your responsibility. You are responsible for the collection and payment of any taxes and for the provision and maintenance of all necessary information and records associated with your use of the Service. SeeMe is not responsible for the reporting, collection, calculation, or payment of any taxes applicable to SeeMe users.
6. Be a good member of our community, or you can’t stay.
It’s not difficult to figure out how to be a good member of our community. But, in case you’re wondering, here are some examples of actions that may result in us closing your account and deleting your information. You agree not to do any of the following things:
Posting material that is threatening, abusive, harassing, slanderous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, indecent, or otherwise objectionable including posting private information belonging to or about other individuals.
Posting content that promotes, encourages, or provides instructional information about illegal activities.
Posting hate propaganda or hate mongering.
Posting pornography and sexually explicit material of a lewd, lecherous, or obscene nature or intent or that violates local, state, or federal laws.
Using pirated software sites, including cracking programs or cracking program archives.
Posting any material that infringes any copyright, rights of privacy or publicity, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any party.
Failure to answer our inquiries in a timely manner.
Failure to maintain an active email.
The use of the Service for any illegal purposes.
Providing false information to us.
Using the Service to impersonate another person or misrepresent authorization to act on behalf of others.
Using the Service as a remote storage server only, or knowingly allowing another website or hosting server to link to content files stored on SeeMe’s servers.
Accessing the Service through automated methods, such as the use of robots or other computer code that calls the Service.
Sending unsolicited and unwanted messages (also known as junk mail or spam).
Attempting to to undermine the security or integrity of computing systems or networks of SeeMe, its partners, or those accessed through or with their product.
Any violation of the letter or spirit of these Terms.
You agree to comply with all applicable laws and to assume responsibility for your activities, and to provide and maintain accurate, complete, and current information with us.
You agree that we may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to the Site for those reasons, or any reason. We have the right to delete for any reason all data, files, or other information that is stored in your account. We’re not liable to you or any third party for the termination of the Service and/or your account or any claims related to the termination of the Site and/or your account.
7. Proprietary Rights
We own the intellectual property rights to any and all protectable components of the Service, including the computer software, the related documentation, the “look and feel,” the end-user interfaces, the name of the Service, and many of the features.
You agree that the Service, which includes all software and documentation, both electronic or printed media, contain copyrighted material, trade secrets, patent pending material, and other proprietary intellectual property. The Service is the proprietary property of SeeMe. It is protected by copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights and laws, and may be used or accessed only as specifically provided for in this Agreement.
You shall not store, copy, rent, lease, loan, sell, transfer, transmit, display, modify, adapt, reproduce, translate, distribute, reverse engineer, decompile, or reverse assemble any aspect of the Service which we own. You may not sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise attempt to transfer any right in the Service (which includes its software and documentation), or create derivative works based on or in any manner commercially exploit the Service, in whole or in part.
8. Limitation of Liability
You must bear the risk of any liability relating to your use of the Site. ACCORDINGLY, YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR SOLE RISK. WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOSSES YOU MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, YOUR USE THEREOF, OR ANY OF THE DATA OR OTHER MATERIALS TRANSMITTED THROUGH OR RESIDING IN THE SITE, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF CLAIM OR THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE OR LOSS. YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE; OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
Notwithstanding the above, your exclusive remedies for all damages, losses and causes of actions whether in contract, tort including negligence or otherwise, shall not exceed the aggregate dollar amount which you paid directly to SeeMe during the current payment period.
We are not responsible for any financial or personal loss to members using their accounts for business or any other purpose for any reason including, but not limited to, server down situations (i.e. server malfunction, server crashes or software related problems) and accidental or willful deletion of member accounts and/or contents of said accounts. Images stored on our servers are for online sharing purposes and not meant for permanent or temporary archival purposes. Therefore, we are not obligated to maintain back-up copies of any material submitted or posted on the Site.
You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless SeeMe and our affiliates, members, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents and representatives, and their respective heirs, successors, and assigns, from and against any and all claims, proceedings, damages, injuries, liabilities, losses, costs, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees), relating to any acts by you or materials or information transmitted by you on or through the Site or Service.
We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.
10. Disclaimers of Warranty
THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, CONDITION, GUARANTY, OR REPRESENTATION, WHETHER ORAL, IN WRITING OR IN ELECTRONIC FORM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN OR PROVIDED ON THE SITE. FURTHER, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND THAT WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS THAT INDIVIDUALS USING THE SITE ARE WHOM THEY PURPORT TO BE. WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER, AND ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR, ANY CONTESTS OR ACTIONS OF ANY THIRD PARTY. YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR USE OF THE SITE AND THE INTERNET AND ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR EVALUATING THE ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS OF INFORMATION YOU RECEIVE THROUGH THE SITE.
11. Miscellaneous Provisions
G. Force Majeure. Failure by any party to perform any obligation hereunder shall be excused if and for so long as such breach or failure to perform is caused by a force majeure event, and prompt notice thereof has been given to the other party. If any party fails to perform any duty or obligation hereunder as a result of a force majeure event, such party shall be required to fulfill its obligations hereunder within a reasonable time after the force majeure event ceases to exist.
J. Membership is available only to individuals who are either at least 18 years old, or at least 13 years old, and who are authorized to access the Site by a parent or legal guardian. If you have authorized a minor to use the Site, you are responsible for their conduct, and the consequences of their misuse of the Site. The Site does display photographs and images containing nudity and violence that may be offensive to some.