Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

Conduct guidelines for participants in certain Prodotype online communities and programs.
At Prodotype, we make software for people who make things. We also create programs, platforms, and communities to help empower people with the power to make anything. These Prodotype Participant Guidelines apply to everyone who participates in an Prodotype-branded or Prodotype-sponsored program, platform or community that incorporates these Guidelines by reference (each, a “Prodotype Environment”).
We know: reading “Guidelines” might sound boring, but please do take a minute to read and understand them – they’re important. And check back often, because the world is changing and these Guidelines will evolve too – we reserve the right to change them from time to time.

What are the Guidelines?

  • ● Be Nice. Be respectful of others – like your mom is watching. Don’t be (or contribute or share content that is) malicious, obscene, intimidating, harassing, or bullying.
  • ● Keep it Legal. Don’t violate (or contribute or share content that violates) the laws of your country, state, province, or city (yes, we mean all the laws that apply to you – this includes laws governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, and intellectual property).
  • ● Tell the Truth. Don’t post or share things that you know (or suspect) aren’t accurate.
  • ● Don’t Take Stuff That Isn’t Yours. We care about authors, artists, creators, inventors, and makers here. Don’t infringe copyrights, trademarks, or any other intellectual property right of others. Give credit where credit is due; where appropriate, reference sources of information and content you share, cite them accurately, and obtain any necessary permissions.
  • ● Lock it Up. Don’t disclose confidential information that you don’t have the right to disclose. Keep your personal information (such as name, phone number, address, password) private, and don’t ask anyone else to reveal personal information.
  • ● Own it. You–and not Prodotype–are solely responsible for all your activities and the content you contribute or share in any Prodotype Environment. Prodotype is not responsible for the results of activities of other participation in any Prodotype Environment (including any content they may have contributed or shared).
  • ● The Rules Still Apply. In addition to these Guidelines, your activity in Prodotype Environments is governed by the applicable terms of use and the Prodotype Privacy Statement. You might also be a party to other agreements with Prodotype– those agreements still apply.

What Happens if You Don’t Follow these Guidelines?
In short: you might get voted off the island. What does that mean? It means Prodotype reserves the right (but have no obligation) to terminate your participation in (and/or block your access to) the relevant Prodotype Environment if you violate these Guidelines – in letter or in spirit. We also reserve the right (but have no obligation) to remove from any Prodotype Environment any content or submission that violates these Guidelines – again, in our own judgement and whether the violation is in letter, or in spirit.