Terms of Use

Welcome to Worldspinner! We look forward to helping you realize your worldbuilding fantasies. But to make sure we're all clear on some basics, here are our terms of use.

This contract sets out your rights and responsibilities when you use our services, so please read it carefully. By using any of our services (even just browsing our website), you’re agreeing to the Terms of Use. If you don’t agree with the Terms, you may not use our Services.

Your Account and Privacy

You’ll need to create an account to use some of our services. You must be 18 or older to use our services. Otherwise, you may only use our Services under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information.

Taking care of your personal information is important to us. Our Privacy Policy details how your information is handled when you use our Services, and it’s also a part of our Terms, so please do read it.

Acceptance of Orders

We reserve the right to refuse any order for any reason. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we will attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made.

Use of Intellectual Property

Users may republish (including in print up to A4 or US Letter size, electronic formats, or any form of broadcast such hosting on the web, whether free or for profit) some of the content provided or created by Worldspinner, as-is, or in a derivative form, as long as attribution is given to Worldspinner, including a link to Worldspinner.com. Content that can be republished consists of maps produced from the Printable Maps page, names from Worldspinner content (including cultures, cities, and people), and complete coats of arms.

You may create derivative works based on concepts, ideas, storylines from Worldspinner content (including detailed descriptions of points of interest and plots), but may not republished Worldspinner content verbatim.

No other Worldspinner content, including other artwork (including anything from the website, individual graphical elements from coats of arms, illustrations of cultures, plots, points of interest, etc.), may be republished or resold.

Worldspinner may on a case-by-case basis negotiate licenses that provide more permissions than the above.

Refunds, Returns, and Losses

Within 30 days of purchasing a membership to Worldspinner, you may request a full refund.

We do not offer refunds on printed maps, as they are customized items and not resalable. If there is any physical problem with your map we will provide a replacement free of charge within 30 days. It is your responsibility to carefully preview the map prior to ordering a print to ensure you like the content.

We do not offer refunds on digital content.

If your account lapses, we will delete some or all of the associated data, and are not responsible for restoring it.

User Comments, Feedback, Forum Posting, and Other Submissions

If you send us written or artistic material, creative ideas, comments, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials (collectively "content") whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise, you agree that we may without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium such content. We are under no obligation to maintain any content in confidence, or to pay compensation for any content.

We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove any content. This includes but is not limited to content that we determine in our sole discretion to be unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party's intellectual property or these Terms of Service.

You agree that any content you send us will not violate the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your content will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third parties as to the origin of any content you send us. You are solely responsible for any content you submit. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments or other content posted by you or any third-party.

Third Party Links

Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third parties. Links on this site may direct you to third party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy we will not have any liability or responsibility for any third party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third parties.

We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third party websites. Please review carefully the third party's policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third party products should be directed to the third party.

Errors, Inaccuracies, and Omissions

Occasionally our site or Service may contain typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).

Prohibited Uses

In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet.

We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses, or other violation of these Terms of Use.

Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability

We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, or that the results that may be obtained from the use of our service will be accurate or reliable.

You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, our service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.

You understand and accept that from time to time we may need to modify or disable the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you. In the event of cancellation, pro-rated refunds of memberships will be provided.

In no case shall Worldspinner, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Worldspinner and our affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.

Severability

In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

Entire Agreement

The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and governs your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).

Governing Law

These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington.

Changes to Terms of Service

You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.

These terms and conditions form part of the Agreement between Worldspinners and users of our website and service. Your accessing of this website indicates your understanding, agreement to and acceptance, of the Terms of Use.