Lauren Hodges | Illustrator & Graphic Designer in Huntsville, Alabama
custom-commission-header.jpg

Policies

Terms and Conditions

LAUREN HODGES LICENSE

The following License Terms as well as the Lauren Hodges Terms of Service ("TOS") may be amended or updated from time to time (collectively the “Agreement”) constitute an agreement between you (“Buyer” or “you”) and Lauren Hodges and/or any of its affiliates, setting forth the rights and obligations with respect to the digital content (“Items”) licensed by you. Please review the Agreement before you purchase any Items.

All Items available on lauren-hodges.com are protected by United States and international copyright laws and treaties. Lauren Hodges retains ownership of the Items, but grants to you certain rights to use the Items on the following terms. All other rights are expressly reserved by Lauren Hodges.

Lauren Hodges hereby grants you a standard license, in perpetuity, as expressly permitted by the license herein and subject to the terms set forth herein:

STANDARD LICENSE

You may use a purchased Item in a new End Product as long as the End Product meets the following requirements.

End Products must be significantly different than the original Item and require time, effort, and skill to produce. End Products must not be used or sold in a way that is directly competitive with the original Item you purchased. End Products must not redistribute the original Item to any third parties in a manner that allows for the extraction of the original Item.

For the following categories, special terms apply:

1. Installable Items (Fonts and Add-Ons): Here, an End Product must be a unique implementation of the Item. For example, you may purchase a font and use it to make unique word art, or purchase and use a brush to create an illustration, but you must not redistribute the original files in any way.

2 .Templates and Themes: Here, an End Product must be a unique implementation of the Item, often requiring limited copy and content changes. For example, if you purchase a brochure template, you may use the Item for yourself or a client after having input personal information (you may not resell it as stock).

3. A purchased Item may be used in one Project. As an exception, Installable Items may be used in an unlimited number of Projects on a one seat per license basis. A Project is defined as a complete and cohesive undertaking that may result in one or more End Products. Any End Products included in the one Project must be directly related under a single concept. However, all purchased Items may be used in an unlimited number of Personal Use Projects.

4. Under the Standard License, you may use purchased Items to create End Products for Sale where lifetime sales of the End Product for Sale do not exceed 500 units. If a Standard Licensed Item is purchased and used to create an End Product for Sale of which the sales exceed 500 units, either another Standard License or an Extended License must be purchased. For End Products that are not offered for sale, you may distribute as many copies of the End Product as you like.

5. An End Product For Sale can be either a digital design or physical item that you and/or your client intend to sell to more than a single person (wholesale, drop-shipping, etc.). For purposes of this license, “intend to sell” means you plan to sell, license, sub-license, or distribute the End Product for any type of fee or charge.

6. You may modify or manipulate the Item, or incorporate it into other content and make a derivative work from it. Lauren Hodges will retain all right, title, and ownership in the Item, and the resulting derivative work is subject to the terms of this Standard License.

7. You may not sublicense, resell, share, transfer, or otherwise redistribute the Item (e.g. as stock, in a tool or template, with source files, and/or not incorporated into an End Product) under any circumstances, not even for free.

8. You may not make the Item available on a digital asset management system, shared drive, or the like for the purposes of sharing or transferring the Item, and you must not permit an end user of the end product to extract the Item and use it separately from the End Product.

9. You may use purchased Items in TV, films, streaming video, on demand broadcasts, and/or online videos for up to 10,000 views per month. For anything over 10,000 monthly views, contact Lauren Hodges directly in order to inquire about further rights options.

10. You may not publicly display the Item: (a) as a standalone file in any digital format on the internet; or (b) in any digital format without imposing technical or written restrictions to prevent the unauthorized use of the Item by third parties. You agree to take all commercially reasonable steps to prevent third parties from accessing and/or duplicating the Item. If you become aware of any unauthorized duplication of any Item please notify me via email at design@lauren-hodges.com.

11. You may not use any Item in a way that violates the Agreement including, without limitation, in a manner that infringes any third party's trademark or other intellectual property, or would give rise to a claim of deceptive advertising or unfair competition. Items that contain digital images of real products, trademarks or other intellectual property owned by third parties may require clearance from the rights owner. It is your responsibility to consider whether your use of these Items requires a clearance and if so, to obtain that clearance from the rights owner.

12. You may not register as a trademark the Item or the end product incorporating the Item – not even logos. If you use the Item to create a logo for yourself or a client, keep in mind that third parties can use the Item too, even in another logo.

13. You may not use any Item if that use could result in a third party’s claim that it acquired rights in the Item that are contrary to this license. Upon Lauren Hodges's request, you shall immediately remove the Item from any unauthorized location or use, including an unauthorized social media platform or website.

14. You may not falsely represent, expressly or by way of reasonable implication, that any Item was created by you or a person other than the copyright holder(s) of that Item.

15. You may not use Item(s) containing models and/or property in a manner that is unlawful, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, deceptive, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, harassing, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libelous, obscene, threatening, profane, or promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual, or is otherwise objectionable.

EXTENDED LICENSE

Please contact me directly at design@lauren-hodges.com for an extended license. If you purchase an Extended License, the following terms apply:

1. This Extended License allows you to use Items in any manner permitted under the Standard License, and pursuant to the obligations and restrictions therein; and

2. You may also use Items purchased under the Extended License to create End Products for Sale, in which the End Product for Sale may be sold an unlimited number of times.

MISCELLANEOUS

1. Portions of some Items may be governed by an open source software license such as the GPL (GNU General Public License). In these cases, any portions of Item not governed by an open source license will be covered by this license. You will have to review the terms of the applicable open source license to determine the requirements applicable to those portions of the Item.

2. If you breach any of the terms of the Agreement, the license can be terminated, in addition to Lauren Hodges's other rights at law and/or equity. If that happens, you must stop making copies of or distributing the End Product until you remove the Item from it. Lauren Hodges shall be under no obligation to refund any fees paid by you in the event that your account is terminated by reason of a breach.

3. If you create the End Product for a client, your client must comply with these License Terms.

4. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Lauren Hodges, concerning your use of the Item. If any provision of the Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that part of the Agreement shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. If there is an inconsistency between the terms of the License Terms and the TOS, the License Terms will apply to the extent necessary to resolve the inconsistency.

4. Lauren Hodges's failure to assert any right or provision under this License shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

5. All Items are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of non-infringement, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose.

6. Lauren Hodges does not warrant that the Item, Lauren Hodges websites, or other materials or services ("Lauren Hodges products or services") will meet your requirements or that use will be uninterrupted or error free. The entire risk as to the quality, performance and use of Lauren Hodges Products or Services is solely with you.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged.

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

Custom or personalized orders or Digital downloads


Online Privacy Policy

ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY AGREEMENT

Lauren Hodges, is committed to keeping any and all personal information collected of those individuals that visit our website and make use of our online facilities and services accurate, confidential, secure and private. Our privacy policy has been designed and created to ensure those affiliated with Lauren Hodges of our commitment and realization of our obligation not only to meet but to exceed most existing privacy standards.

THEREFORE, this Privacy Policy Agreement shall apply to Lauren Hodges, and thus it shall govern any and all data collection and usage thereof. Through the use of http://www.lauren-hodges.com you are herein consenting to the following data procedures expressed within this agreement.

Collection of Information

This website collects various types of information, such as:

Voluntarily provided information which may include your name, address, email address, billing and/or credit card information etc., which may be used when you purchase products and/or services and to deliver the services you have requested.

Information automatically collected when visiting our website, which may include cookies, third party tracking technologies and server logs.                    

Please rest assured that this site shall only collect personal information that you knowingly and willingly provide by way of surveys, completed membership forms, and emails. It is the intent of this site to use personal information only for the purpose for which it was requested and any additional uses specifically provided on this site. 

Lauren Hodges may have the occasion to collect anonymous demographic information, such as age, gender, household income, political affiliation, race and religion at a later time. We may also gather information about the type of browser you are using, IP address or type of operating system to assist in providing and maintaining superior quality service. 

It is highly recommended and suggested that you review the privacy policies and statements of any website you choose to use or frequent as a means to better understand the way in which other websites garner, make use of and share information collected.

Use of Information Collected

Lauren Hodges may collect and may make use of personal information to assist in the operation of our website and to ensure delivery of the services you need and request. At times, we may find it necessary to use personally identifiable information as a means to keep you informed of other possible products and/or services that may be available to you from http://www.lauren-hodges.com. Lauren Hodges may also be in contact with you with regards to completing surveys and/or research questionnaires related to your opinion of current or potential future services that may be offered. 

Lauren Hodges does not now, nor will it in the future, sell, rent or lease any of our customer lists and/or names to any third parties. 

Lauren Hodges may deem it necessary to follow websites and/or pages that our users may frequent in an effort to gleam what types of services and/or products may be the most popular to customers or the general public. 

Lauren Hodges may disclose your personal information, without prior notice to you, only if required to do so in accordance with applicable laws and/or in a good faith belief that such action is deemed necessary or is required in an effort to:

Remain in conformance with any decrees, laws and/or statutes or in an effort to comply with any process which may be served upon Lauren Hodges and/or our website;

Maintain, safeguard and/or preserve all the rights and/or property of Lauren Hodges; and

Perform under demanding conditions in an effort to safeguard the personal safety of users of http://www.lauren-hodges.com and/or the general public.

Children Under Age of 13

Lauren Hodges does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13) without verifiable parental consent. If it is determined that such information has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13), we shall immediately take the necessary steps to ensure that such information is deleted from our system's database. Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek and obtain parent or guardian permission to use this website. 

Unsubscribe or Opt-Out

All users and/or visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communication from us and/or reserve the right to discontinue receiving communications by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe to our website please send an email that you wish to unsubscribe to design@lauren-hodges.com. If you wish to unsubscribe or opt-out from any third party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe and/or opt-out.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our website does contain links to affiliate and other websites. Lauren Hodges does not claim nor accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and/or procedures of other such websites. Therefore, we encourage all users and visitors to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. The aforementioned Privacy Policy Agreement applies only and solely to the information collected by our website.

Security

Lauren Hodges shall endeavor and shall take every precaution to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to our offices and information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of the user's personal information under our control.

The company also uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for authentication and private communications in an effort to build users' trust and confidence in the internet and website use by providing simple and secure access and communication of credit card and personal information. 

Changes to Privacy Policy Agreement

Lauren Hodges reserves the right to update and/or change the terms of our privacy policy, and as such we will post those change to our website homepage at http://www.lauren-hodges.com, so that our users and/or visitors are always aware of the type of information we collect, how it will be used, and under what circumstances, if any, we may disclose such information. If at any point in time Lauren Hodges decides to make use of any personally identifiable information on file, in a manner vastly different from that which was stated when this information was initially collected, the user or users shall be promptly notified by email. Users at that time shall have the option as to whether or not to permit the use of their information in this separate manner.

Acceptance of Terms

Through the use of this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within the aforementioned Privacy Policy Agreement. If you are not in agreement with our terms and conditions, then you should refrain from further use of our sites. In addition, your continued use of our website following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions shall mean that you are in agreement and acceptance of such changes.

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Privacy Policy Agreement related to our website, please feel free to contact at the following email.

Email: design@lauren-hodges.com


Print Shop Returns

Thank you for your purchase. I hope you are happy with your purchase.

RETURNS

All returns must be postmarked within (3) days of receiving the item.  All returned items must be in a new and unused condition. I do not accept returns on printed merchandise unless it is due to a manufacturing defect.

DAMAGED DURING SHIPPING

If your item(s) are damaged during shipping, please notify Lauren Hodges within 5 business Days. Upon approval of your claim, your replacement item should arrive within 7 business days.

COMPLETED ORDERS

Once your order is placed online, it cannot be canceled for any reason. If you have any question about product returns, discrepancies, back-ordered items or anything else, please contact Lauren Hodges by emailing – design@lauren-hodges.com.

REPLACEMENTS

If a product is deemed defective, a complete inspection of products returned will take place to determine the authentication of a request. If an item is approved for replacement, the original sales order receipt/number must accompany the item being returned. Items that are replaced will be identical to the original order and have the same design unless it is determined by Lauren Hodges that a change would be beneficial.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged.

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads