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By purchasing/selling a design from me in any kind of way, you are choosing to agree to the terms of service below.
Failure to read this before a purchase will break the TOS and the rights to purchase.
If you break the TOS your Annies will be retracted.
I will not be held responsible for any complications.



I. TERMS OF SERVICE.

When purchasing a design/character from me, such as Annies, you are buying partial rights to a specific character design belonging to my Closed Species.

The official design artwork is still my copyright/intellectual property. I have the rights to use the design, its original artwork form for promoting myself and my artwork.
Example: Posting it on social media, making and selling tangible items featuring the original design or produce artwork with the original design included for things such as prints, events and artbooks.

♣ You may give the design a name, story, Alternative Universe to live in, etc, for personal use.
♣ You may alter the design, such as giving it new clothes, hair styles, gender, body type, skin colour etc. but you may NOT change the features that characterise my species.
♣ Even if you alter the design, the original design will always exist.
♣ You may not use Annies name commercially.
♣ You may trade the design away for other designs.
♣ You may sell the design for equal to or less than what you originally paid.
♣ You are not allowed to make a profit off of the design.
♣ For selling and trading, you must always notify Yamio who the new owner is, to prevent fraud.
♣ Co-owning a design is allowed, if both parters have an agreement.
♣ The first time you use your design (such as in an artwork) you must credit Yamio for the species.
♣ Credit for the species further on is recommended to prevent confusion, but is not required.
♣ The design may be used in events, books and other merch without interference of your ownership.
♣ All designs and likeness may be used in official Anniverse events and competitions without your permission or interference of your ownership.

I retain partial rights over every Annie I sell, and therefore I have the right to ban a person/redistribute ownership over a design if they are blatantly breaking my Terms of Service and therefore terminating their rights to the species. This includes, but is not limited to;

♣ Selling/offering/auctioning and/or buying an Annie for more than its original purchase price/value.
♣ Harassing other members of the Annie community.
♣ Scamming/theft of Annies.
♣ Unacceptable/rude behaviour towards partner(s) in a co-ownership of an Annie.
♣ Filing a refund/chargeback (results in a reclaim of the designs from the user to make up for lost monetary damages. The buyer is then forbidden from using the reclaimed Annie(s), and further use will be considered character theft and copyright infringement)
♣ Failing to pay me/someone else for an Annie in either an auction or a trade/sale.



II. PAYMENT

All payment must all be made in full upfront.
The currency accepted is deviantART points and USD.
Points shall only be paid through the commission widget unless stated otherwise.
USD is paid through PayPal only with an invoice from Yamio.


III. CANCELLING/REFUNDING POLICY

If you file a chargeback against me, your right to everything I have ever made for you will be retracted and I have the right to re-sell the copyrighted design artwork to new buyers.
You will forbidden to ever purchase from me, Yamio, ever again.
Your name will be publicly posted everywhere I want for others to watch out for.
I also have every right to file a complaint and I retain all rights to the money you have given me.


IV. DISCLAIMER

If you, the purchaser, have not read the ToS thoroughly, I am not to be held responsible for your own misconception.
This is a closed species, not an original species.
Closed species means only I, Yamio, or people I give written permission to, are allowed to create an Annie.
I cannot be held responsible if you sell/trade an Annie away, and suffer chargeback or fraud from a third party.
However, you have the right to ask for help to spread this information.
I do not put copyright on animal/plant features for others to use, however I do put copyright on the designs I create, the specified lore and the specific details that makes up the species as a whole, and they are not to be reproduced in any way.
Creating a design that have features alike to my species does not mean that said character/design belongs to Annies, Yamio´s species.
Intentional heavy referencing of designs is not allowed and you will be asked to alter a design to make it less alike if it occurs.

For any questions, please ask below.

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:iconshiroinya:
Shiroinya Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree to the terms of service!!!


//someday I'll get one i believe TuT//
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:icon121gwjolt:
121GWJolt Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2018  New Deviant
I agree!
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:iconstopitliz:
StopItLiz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Student General Artist
I agree to this even though I can't afford one lmao
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:iconethii:
Ethii Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree! 
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ShioriNya Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree !
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:iconnyu-yunochan:
nyu-yunochan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i agree to the terms of service
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:iconriniyu:
Riniyu Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Yami-chan, is it ok if I use the model of your cancelling/refunding policy to my adoptables tos? I am going to credit you for it
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:iconlumkun:
lumKun Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
I agree to this
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:iconyukisenpaipls:
YukiSenpaiPls Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Student General Artist
I agree to this
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:iconthealpacamaster:
TheAlpacaMaster Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must agree ^^ these rule are fair
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:iconallinsmallworlds:
AllInSmallWorlds Featured By Owner Edited Nov 22, 2015  Student General Artist
I agree to this


if i ever get one.
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:iconkiakuo:
kiakuo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
 if I ever get one, then i agree to this <33
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:iconmdleine:
Mdleine Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015   Digital Artist
I'm very excited to see and read more about them! (´w`)
The species name is soo adorable too~ ♥
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:iconyamio:
Yamio Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you such Mdleine! //////
Yay glad you think so //V// ♥♥♥
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:iconzitatchi:
Zitatchi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Student General Artist
I read the whole thing in case I manage to get an Annie at some point. ^_^ 
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:iconyamio:
Yamio Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
YAY Go Zitatchi! ///V// I would be honoured! ♥♥♥
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:iconzitatchi:
Zitatchi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Aww thank you Yami! I hope I can get one sometime. ^_^ 
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AnimeTeky Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
That are some good words that anyone need to respect!
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:iconyamio:
Yamio Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ;V; <3333333
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:iconanimeteky:
AnimeTeky Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
No probs ;)
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NyanChuupii Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
wait, so you cant ask for a refund, and give you the rights of the character back, without getting publicly shamed? what if someone, just that one time, needed money for an emergency or something? <3
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:iconyamio:
Yamio Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Like I replied below---
"It´s only if they do a chargeback. You misunderstand!
Chargeback is when they take the money back, without my consent or knowing, and still claim to own the adopt.
Basically fooling me or doing a fraud!"

If they needed money for the emergency they shouldn´t bid on the adopt in the first place ;V;;
When something is bought, it´s bought. I will then put the money in my funds or to use.

Always make sure you have enough money for an emergency! If possible.
The chance that somebody would happen to run into an emergency right after they buy an adopt from me would seem really fishy too.
But like stated in the TOS, you have the right to sell the adopt for the same amount that you bought it for, they could also ask me to advertise for them.
So it´s not like they have no hope on regaining the money back!

But there is really no return policy here.
Then everyone can exploit this system, buy the adopt, then to just give it back.
It makes my income really unstable and insecure and I don´t want it like that.
Hope you understand! ♥
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:iconnyanchuupii:
NyanChuupii Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
aaah i get you ;;v;; thank you for giving me a clear explanation yami. <3
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:iconyamio:
Yamio Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for understanding <3333 ;V; ♥♥♥
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:iconnora-xi:
NoRA-xi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ikr, public shaming seems a little far...
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:iconyamio:
Yamio Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It´s only if they do a chargeback. You misunderstand!
Chargeback is when they take the money back, without my consent or knowing, and still claim to own the adopt.
Basically fooling me or doing a fraud!
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ViPOP Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yamio, I really like your terms of service! It's very reasonable and honestly a great model for others hoping to create closed species as well! :)
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:iconyamio:
Yamio Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much Levi /////// <33333
I looked at many other people´s adopt TOS to make sure I covered most things huff huff
It´s really hard to have clear rules >v< <3333
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ViPOP Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your hard work paid off because you see to have covered most everything! :> I'll definitely be reading your Terms of Service as an example when I release my own species as well XD //but that's far off in the future! 
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:iconalikapearl:
alikapearl Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
Great! I'll be excited to see them!
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:iconyamio:
Yamio Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
YAY makes me glad to hear ////// <33333
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:iconflutter-sama:
flutter-sama Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait to learn more about Annie's! They sound so cool :D
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:iconyamio:
Yamio Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ////// ♥♥♥♥
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