both your protection and mine; they are written to clarify the
terms under which the images contained within this collection
may be used. These terms are legally binding.
1. Only the graphics
specified within the collection of linkware and
desktop wallpapers are permitted to be
downloaded, uploaded or placed in another directory; all images
that comprise the site itself are the sole, exclusive and
permanent property of the artist and may not be reproduced by
any method including screen captures and/or downloads.
2. Should you choose to
use any graphic found within the linkware collection, whether a
complete set or individual image, you must use a linking logo
(found on each set selection or on the Link Buttons page) and
correct referring link within the same page that the image(s)
appear. A text link is permitted. This is not negotiable. Using
this logo and link is part of the copyright. Please refer your
links to: http://www.arride.com.
A page of "credits" is
not acceptable. Please credit my linkware actually on the page(s)
of use. Desktop wallpapers and exclusive sets are exempt from the graphic
or text linking requirements
but referrals to this web site are appreciated.
3. Any site whose intent
is to earn revenue (whether actual income and /or bartered for
trade) is considered a commercial endeavor. The use of the linkware
collection graphics are offered without charge for not-for-profit (e.g. personal),
non-profit and commercial or professional web pages or web
Non-profit organizations wishing
to use one of the linkware are no longer required to show
current proof of your organization's non-profit tax
status (or your country's equivalent) or the URL of your current web site.
4. Images from the
linkware collection may be used by individuals whose intent
in developing web sites for others is for gain (whether actual
income and /or bartered for trade) whether from the site itself
or from the web page developing service, unless otherwise noted
with the set or other linkware graphic.
Use of my images by individuals
developing websites with intent to gain is allowed, provided
that written acknowledgment from me has been
obtained PRIOR to the downloading, uploading or use of any
graphic. This written acknowledgment can be in the form of an
However, you must still follow
the link back guidelines and must clearly state on the
web pages where the graphics are from. Taking credit
for graphics not created by you constitutes fraudulent
representation and an ethical breach between you, your clients
5. Some linkware
are offered for sale. The sale of a set limits further
distribution of the set to others. It does not mean
a set is exclusively yours since others may have downloaded
the set and are using it on their own web page(s), and
it does not mean you own copyrights to the graphics.
In order to comply with terms stated in section 9
below, you will be asked to submit the domain name and
nature of the web site these sets will be used on. If
your web site does not meet the requirements in section
9, you will be asked to remove the graphics and your
money will be refunded.
If, for any reason, you decide not to use the set
and wish to be refunded the money paid, it will be done
so. But the set will be returned to distribution immediately,
reverting back to linkware and available to all once
6. You may not alter,
change, colorize, resize or modify any or all images without
specifically indicated approval with the sole exception of
adding text to any supplied blank button or image designed for
You may not use any of the images
within the linkware collection or any desktop
wallpaper to create filters, brushes,
tubes, nozzles, fonts or other current or future software plugins.
7. Images within the
linkware collection or desktop wallpapers
are not to be placed in any online
collection or archive. In addition, no images are to be
redistributed in any form, e.g. original form or altered, for financial gain or placed within any
compilation CD, software or other reproducible media, nor on
printed material such as clothing, mugs, mousepads,
rights are solely mine or that of the artist or creator
of images used.
8. Please load the images
to your own server or web site directory. Please do not link
directly to my images. If you are unsure how to load to your own
directory, please consult the upload data on the site service
you are using. Web TV users: please use a Web TV Transloader
service. Information about this can be found on my Resources page
and/or on the set graphics page itself.
9. It is absolutely
forbidden to use any piece of the linkware collection or any
of the bits-and-pieces (page backgrounds, background tiles,
buttons, page dividers, etc.) within web sites or pages promoting child abuse, hate,
bigotry, racism, animal abuse, drug use/ abuse and/or illegal or legal
10. If you use images from
the linkware collection, please email me the URL of the
completed page or site. I would love to see how the images are
11. If for any reason I
request that the images from the linkware collection be removed
from your site, you will be given 72 hours to comply. Violations
without prior notice.
Many thanks to R.I.G.H.T.S.