Intellectual Property Rights

All images, text, designs, graphics, trademarks and service marks are owned by and property of DCC, or the properly attributed party. It is a violation of federal law to use any of our intellectual property in whole or in part, and modification of any materials contained on this Site is illegal and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent permissible, including asking for financial penalties (damages) and/or an injunction forcing you to stop using our intellectual property immediately. Do not try to use our stuff, remove it, change it, or claim to be us without written permission.

You may use our intellectual property with clear and obvious credit back to our site, as well as correct links back to the page where the materials, designs, images, text, quote or post is specifically located. You may never claim any of our intellectual property as your own or your original creation, however, even with attribution. Please utilise the grandma test: If a grandma saw the content on your site, she should understand that the content is NOT yours. If you cannot make the distinction that clear, then please do not use our content in any way.

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General Conditions

All preparation materials, sketches, visuals, including the electronic files used to create the project remain the property of DCC (Danielle Clarke Creative). The final artwork/digital files will become the property of the client mentioned in this proposal ONLY upon final payment of the project.

If final payment is not received as agreed and set out in the initial proposal, all designs and concepts will remain the property of DCC (Danielle Clarke Creative) until payment is received. If there are issues with the final payment, DCC (Danielle Clarke Creative) then reserve the right to reuse or amend any of these ideas for other clients or to be used freely as concepts in my portfolio.

Should the client attempt to use/modify/alter/replicate or steal any of my ideas without making agreed final payment, DCC (Danielle Clarke Creative) will take immediate legal counsel.

DCC (Danielle Clarke Creative) reserves the right to show any artwork, ideas, sketches created for this project in a portfolio as examples of client work. This can be during the project and also on completion. If you have any specific secrecy requirements, please mention this before agreeing to the proposal.

Final payment ensures that the agreed design becomes the clients property. Any previous ideas/ concepts remain the property of DCC (Danielle Clarke Creative), unless any prior agreement has been made.

DCC (Danielle Clarke Creative) reserve the right to suspend any project if a client: interferes with excessive micromanaging, demonstrates a continued lack of trust and inability to move forward after showing more than a reasonable number of unique logo ideas/concepts and/or shows reluctance in paying the final payment.

Fair notice will be given with fair chance to remedy the situation without resorting to project suspension or termination. Any suspension or termination will not result in any refunds.

If you (the client) choose to cancel the project midway through the project, where ideas and proposals have been submitted, refund of previous payment is not possible. However, depending on the work completed and overall budget, a portion of the funds ‘may’ be returned.

If Danielle Clarke falls ill or is unable to complete the project due to unforeseen circumstances a portion of the overall budget will be returned. In most cases the complete amount will be refunded. If the work so far completed can be used for another designer to pick up, then a percentage will be refunded based on work completed or any other reasonable suggestion will be considered.


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