Terms of Use

Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015

The laws of the republic stated may appear like blah blah blahs but nope we promise its a fun read.

Hear ye hear ye, welcome to Grafik Republic! Our sole existence is dedicated to quality products through exquisite and fresh designs and we can’t do that without our amazing designers.

Here we craft the wickedest apparel for awesome people. Of course even though we practice freedom and creativity, there still are rules or laws of the republic as we like to call ’em. This serves as the legally binding contract between you and the use of our site.

General

In using our websites, we have some few simple rules stated on this page. By continuing the use of our site and services, you agree to the terms mentioned.

Statements mentioned in the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy may be updated at any time without giving you notice.

Using our site signifies that you agree with our laws/terms of use and privacy policy. Therefore you, dear artist or merchant, acknowledge their existence and have to abide by them. You can only hang out with us in our site if you are ok with our law if not, we have to break up.

 

Website Access and Use

You may use our site given that you comply with the following:

  1. Thou shall only use our site and services for personal and noncommercial use
  2. Thou shall not practice plagiarism or copy any part of our site without our consent
  3. Though shall not hack into our site and alter anything and
  4. Though shall comply with our terms, policies and conditions

Are you of legal age? Sorry kids, this site is only for 18 year olds and above because of the transactions and stuff. You can ask your parents in your behalf though

Sorry kids, this site is only for 18 year olds and above because of the transactions and stuff. You can ask your parents in your behalf though

Age Requirement

Our Website requires that all users are old enough to form a binding, legal contract with Grafik Republic. By using our websites and creating a user account, you promise to us that you are at least 18 years old (or the correct age to form a legal, binding contract in your jurisdiction). If you are younger than the age to form a valid, legal contract with us, you must get your parent or guardian’s permission to use this Website.

In order to be able to use our site, you need to be of legal age. Creating an account in Grafik Republic means that you are of legal age, old enough to form a binding contract. If not, you may ask your parents or guardians to use our site in your behalf or to grant you permission to.

User Accounts

Got a credit card? No worries. Here at Grafik Republic,we use Paypal to govern all purchases from site.

No credit card? No worries either, we offer bank deposits.

Privacy Policy

Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy are the two essentials you need to read.

Whatever you submit to us, we are in authority to save. In case we need to release your info for some legal reason, we are going to have to.

Our Privacy Policy is something you need to check out other than the terms and conditions. Check them out here here.

Use of the site serves as acknowledgment to its terms, policies and conditions. Conditions therefore must be abided by its users. Grafik Republic may keep any post design and activity in connection with the site. We may also disclose the afformentioned if required by the law or in good faith and belief that it is necessary to be able to:

  • Enforce our policies, terms and conditions;
  • In case of violation of the rights of a third party, respond to claims that users post, design and others;
  • Protect its users rights, intellectual property and safety as well as Grafik Republic’s and the public; or
  • Comply with legal processes or the law

Grafik Republic reserves the right to contact you in any case of noncompliance with our policies, terms and conditions.

Concerning Third Party websites, we hold no liability

Third party sites linked in our site that are not owned by us…well we have no control over them therefore, we cannot be held responsible for their content, policies or practices.

Using our site means that you specifically release Grafik Republic from liabilities from your use of any third party website.

Intellectual Property Rights

All that is not submitted by a user is ours.

Grafik Republic Intellectual Property Rights

Owned and licensed to Grafik Republic are its contents except user posts and designs including the text, graphics and photos created for and by us, interactive features/content and trademarks, service marks, and logos in our site are subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under Philippines and foreign laws and international conventions.

Everything in our site was made only for your personal use and information therefore anything in our site cannot be copied, altered, reproduced, distributed, broadcasted, displayed, licensed, sold or exploited for any purpose.

The use of this site prohibits you from using, copying or distributing any of our contents. Downloading or printing any of your content must be done with all the copyright information and proprietary information attached to it.

Copyright Infringement Claims

See something here that is yours? Let us know immediately. You may also want to make sure the info is precise.

Here at Grafik Republic, we are a collection of artists. Intellectual Property Rights is something we protect and uphold with utmost diligence and require our users to do so as well. In any case you feel that your copyright has been misused in anyway, please do let us know immediately and detail your concerns precisely with he information mentioned below and send them to us hello@grafikrepublic.com):

  • Your contact information (address, mobile number, e-mail;
  • Description of the work that you claim has been infringed upon;
  • Description of the said item’s location in our site;
  • Physical or digital signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • Your statement that narrates that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • Your statement made under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf and that the above information in your notice is accurate.

We take any claims of copyright infringement extremely seriously, if you commit against anyone’s copyright or intellectual property rights, you will be subject to liability.

Posting Content on our Website/Submitting Designs

Our artist come from all corners of the Philippines. We do not hold any responsibility for what our users post or submit. Clearly stated in our terms, conditions and policies are laws that may apply to them and the nature of their works.

Whatever maybe posted, submitted, said or done by our users are not endorsed by Grafik Republic.

Design Submissions and Posts

Your actions are your responsibility. If you have any problems with user submitted content, please contact that user directly.

Here at Grafik Republic we have integrated a user-driven design submission process. With this, it is impossible for us to assume any responsibility of our users and their submissions submitted to us.

Our users opinions, ideas, suggestions, comments and observations are not endows by us and do not reflect our own nor do we hold any responsibility for them. Any text, data, artwork, vectors, photographs, video, music, sound, chat, messages, designs, files or any other materials submitted to Grafik Republic by users or any text, data, artwork, vectors, photographs, messages, Designs, and files associated with the Design submission process are not endorsed by Grafik Republic.

We make no guarantee on the reliability, accuracy or quality on the submitted designs in our website. You agree that it is your responsibility to evaluate and bear any risks related to your use of any user-submitted designs, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such design.

Full responsibility is taken from the user who submitted the design for all problems or issues associated with the submission. The original poster is the only party responsible for any damage you may suffer as a result of User Posts or Designs.

User activity

Here at Grafik Republic we have integrated a user-driven design submission process.

With this, it is impossible for us to assume any responsibility of our users and their submissions submitted to us.

Our users opinions, ideas, suggestions, comments and observations are not endows by us and do not reflect our own nor do we hold any responsibility for them. Any text, data, artwork, vectors, photographs, video, music, sound, chat, messages, designs, files or any other materials submitted to Grafik Republic by users or any text, data, artwork, vectors, photographs, messages, designs, and files associated with the design submission process are not endorsed by Grafik Republic.

We make no guarantee on the reliability, accuracy or quality on the submitted designs in our website. You agree that it is your responsibility to evaluate and bear any risks related to your use of any user-submitted designs, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such design.

Full responsibility is taken from the user who submitted the design for all problems or issues associated with the submission. The original poster is the only party responsible for any damage you may suffer as a result of a user’s post(s) or design(s).

Liabilities of Submissions and Account Creation

As a Grafik Republic site user, you hold full responsibility for the designs you submit to us, and for the consequences for posting or publishing them.

If you decide to submit any design, or have submitted any design, you acknowledge and agree to be liable for these posts and designs.

By posting or submitting a design containing your ideas, suggestions, opinions, comments, and observations made by Grafik Republic users, and any text, data, artwork, vectors, photographs, video, music, sound, chat, messages, designs, files or any other materials, you warrant and represent to Grafik Republic that:

  • You own all the rights in your design and the performance in your content.
  • If you do not own all the rights in your designs, you have secured all of the necessary rights in your designs to enable you to grant Grafik Republic the right to use and enforce them to their fullest extent.
  • You are the person who is pictured, depicted, or heard in your account.
  • If you are not the person pictured, depicted, or heard in your account, you have obtained permitted (and publicity rights, if necessary), from each person depicted/heard (including parental or guardian permission for all parties under the age of 18) to grant the rights to Grafik Republic; and
  • Your submissions obey all laws and do not infringe on the intellectual property rights of others, the submissions are not defamatory in nature, nor do they infringe on the moral rights, privacy rights, or publicity rights of others.

Grafik Republic’s Right to Your User Posts and Designs

You own the rights to your designs, 5ever.

You own your designs, not us, even after submission. By sending us your design, you also permit us to use your submissions in connection with advertising our business and possibly enlarging your paycheque.

The rights to your design will always and forever be yours. By submitting your designs, you agree to give Grafik Republic a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, freely sublicensable (through multiple tiers), and transferable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the submissions in connection with the site and Grafik Republic’s business.

We will use this license for promotional purposes and redistributing part or all of the site (and derivative works thereof) in any media now known or developed later.

You therefore acknowledge and agree that your submission for any period of time is sufficient consideration for this license granted to Grafik Republic.

Prohibited Conduct

We require that your submissions adhere to the law and generally accepted etiquette. Your activity in our site reflects your respect for the legal rights of users connected with the Grafik Republic. Grafik Republic does not guarantee confidentiality with respect to submissions.

You own your designs, not us, even after submission. By sending us your design, you also permit us to use your submissions in connection with advertising our business and possibly enlarging your paycheque.

The rights to your design will always and forever be yours. By submitting your designs, you agree to give Grafik Republic a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, freely sublicensable (through multiple tiers), and transferable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the submissions in connection with the site and Grafik Republic’s business. We will use this license for promotional purposes and redistributing part or all of the site (and derivative works thereof) in any media now known or developed later. You therefore acknowledge and agree that your submission for any period of time is sufficient consideration for this license granted to Grafik Republic.

By using our site and services, you agree that your submissions do not contain anything that is or could appear to be:

  • Hateful or harmful towards any race, ethnicity, or entity or appear to be stalking another user, harassing, hateful or otherwise objectionable;
  • Libellous speech, untrue, misleading, or offensive to another person’s privacy or protected data;
  • Unlawful, plagiarised, sexually explicit or pornographic;
  • Infringing or allegedly infringing on a third party’s intellectual property rights, including patent, trade secret, copyright, trademark, right of publicity or other proprietary rights, including, but not limited to, any submitted designs that are subject to any third party claim for infringement;
  • Whatever you do not have the legal right to transfer;
  • Whatever you are legally bound not to disclose under contractual or fiduciary relationships including, but not limited to, inside information or proprietary and confidential business information;
  • Unsolicited, undisclosed, or unauthorized advertising;
  • Malicious computer codes or viruses, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware, or telecommunication equipment;
  • Data or information obtained by the unauthorized access of another’s computer or account with which such a posting or submission would constitute unauthorized use; and
  • Submissions that violates applicable local, state, national, export or international law, regulation or statute.

For people only, not bots

The online activity by our users are not monitored 24/7 so we cannot guarantee perfection with the submissions.

Using or launching “robots”, “spiders”, or similar technological devices or programs that access or send information in our site in any way way is not allowed.

You are not permitted to collect any kind of data or use any personally identifiable information including, without limitation, account names, email addresses, or other designs and posts from the site, nor use the communication systems we have provided for any commercial solicitation purposes, including without limitations to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the site.

Monitoring User Posts and Designs

BY USING OUR WEBSITE YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT Grafik Republic DOES NOT REGULARLY WATCH OVER THE USER POSTS ON OUR WEBSITE. ALL CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE IS PRESENTED TO YOU “AS IS” AND “AT YOUR OWN RISK.”

Grafik Republic reserves the right to modify or remove any kind of content and posts in it sole discretion and without prior notice. We also reserve the right to delete a user’s account and deny access to the site at any time in its sole discretion and without prior notice.

Process of approval

We critique the designs and only approve the best of the best

Our submission process is totally user-driven. We call for all artists to submit their designs for the chance to get printed and sold by Grafik Republic.

The process utilises these steps:

  1. We will review your submission and post it if it passes our standards
  2. You and Grafik Republic will spread that word that your design is up for wholesale selling through social media, blog posts, emails, carrier pigeons, and smoke signals, etc.
  3. As of now we are only cater to bulk orders for wholesale merchants for a minimum of 50-100 pc orders per design. We will print your design as soon as we get the confirmation of the customer’s payment. If you don’t, no harm, no foul.
  4. Once we confirm the payment we take your design and print it to out printing partners.
  5. Once the items are printed and approved, we will send your design and the product to the customer.
  6. As long as someone ordered your designs you get paid!
  7. If you have any issues with the printing process (questions, comments, returns, exchanges, lost packages, changes of address, etc) we handle them on-site. Please contact hello@grafikrepublic.com for any customer service related issues.

How Grafik Republic Pays You

As the artist, we set a set 5%-10% net commission for every sales and per artwork. Grafik Republic uses PayPal to distribute payments to our designers in every 15th and 30th of every month

Technical Requirements for Designs

Grafik Republic requires that all design submissions comply with the following technical guidelines:

File Formats

Vector files (with artwork at actual size) are best.
If vector isn’t possible, 300dpi raster images (at actual size or bigger) also works.

Separable Colors

Make sure all your colors are easily separable: All colors must be on separate layers, or in separate groups.

Artwork Size

Designs will have a printable area of Standard A3 size (11.69 x 16.53 inches) for the t-shirt front.

Ink Colors

Grafik Republic uses uncoated Pantones for our ink colors. If you have specific Pantone colors in mind for your design, please let us know. If you don’t, the Grafik Republic will strive to provide the closest match to your design submission.

Material Colors

Choose a background color for your design, and we’ll find the best material match later.

Printing

Grafik Republic prints all designs that clear the presale process at our printing shop partners. We want to make sure that your design is printed in a way that captures your original artistic intent. However, we cannot guarantee that the design will meet your expectations and we will not confirm with you that the printing matches your original design.

Liability

We cannot guarantee that the printing process will always be error-free. So, we can’t be liable to you or any third party for damages, including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, consequential or special damages arising out of the print, even if you have advised us of the possibilities of such damages. You are solely responsible for the final proof of all materials before printing.

Purchasing Merchandise from Grafik Republic

These are errors you may expect

Product Specifications, Pricing, and Typographical Errors

Our Grafik Republic team are only human beings, and therefore we make mistakes from time to time. We can’t promise that all of our product specs, pricing or other content on our website is complete and accurate or error-free. If we make a mistake relating to the pricing or specs of any of our merchandise, Grafik Republic has the right to cancel or refuse these orders at its own discretion.

Availability

Grafik Republic can’t guarantee that the item you ordered will be available. If we are unable to ship your item order to you, we will give you a full and immediate refund.

Shipping and Risk of Loss

Grafik Republic ships all printed Designs via its courier partners. This includes all international orders.

All merchandise purchased from the Grafik Republic is pursuant to a shipment contract. The risk of loss and title passes to you, the buyer, upon delivery to the carrier.

Customer Service and Support

At Grafik Republic, we want to make sure you’re satisfied with your order. If you would like to contact us for customer service and support, please send us an email to hello@grafikrepublic.com

Please note that if you receive an item that is the wrong size or Design, we will cover the shipping fee to return the items and deliver the right item.

Term & Termination

Here’s to hoping this never has to happen, that we part ways because we had to block or suspend you…because when we do, there are some legal protections.

We reserve the right at our sole discretion and with or without giving you notice, to terminate the terms, policies and conditions as well as your access to the site.

In the event that this happens, we retain the ability to exploit the electronic or printed materials we have created or developed specific plans to, that contain such post or design as specified in our Prohibited Conduct section of our Terms of Service.

Indemnification

If you’re a trouble maker who causes problems with our site and/or users, we cannot be held liable for any of your losses, obviously.

Using Grafik Republic and its services, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Grafik Republic, its affiliates and suppliers from any liability, loss, claim and expense (including attorneys’ reasonable fees) related to:

  1. Any claim due to or arising out of your violation of our Terms of Service, including but not limited to a claim arising out of a breach of your representations on warranties made under these Terms of Service;
  2. Your use of and/or access of our site and services;
  3. Your violation of any third party right, including without limitation, any copyright, property, moral or privacy right; or
  4. any claim that your post(s) or designs caused damage to a third party or another user.

Limitation of Liability

Sorry but reality is, when things happen we cannot be held legally responsible or just plain responsible if they cause you any kind of damage.

In any case that a lawsuit arises, we cannot be legally responsible for an amount greater than a full refund associated with your purchase.

HERE IN CAPS LOCK, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SOUVENIR REPUBLIC WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY KIND OF DAMAGE INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF DATA, PROFITS, BUISNESS INTERRUPTION, GOODWILL, USE OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE Grafik Republic’S SERVICES; (II) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; OR (III) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO SOUVENIR REPUBLIC SERVICES EVEN IF YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

THEREFORE YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT TO THE CONTRARY, OUR MAXIMUM AGGREGATE MONETARY LIABILTY AND ANY OF OUR AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, EMPLOYEES, OR AFFILIATES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOUVENIR REPUBLIC SERVICES, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LAW (INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, AND INFRINGEMENT) SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO US.

Warranty Disclaimer

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, Grafik Republic SERVICES AND WEBSITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Grafik Republic DOES NOT WARRANT THE OPERATION OF ITS OFFERINGS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF Grafik Republic SERVICES SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY A Grafik Republic AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY.

Limitations and Exclusions

This agreement has nothing that is intended to exclude or limit any condition, warranty, right or liability, which may not be lawfully excluded or limited.

Third Party Beneficiaries?

You agree that, there’s a possible third party beneficiaries for every design challenge to compensate the licensing of trademarks of well known brands, artists, musicians, public figures and etc…

The Other Stuff…

Entire Agreement

Our terms of services, conditions, policies, guidelines, and/or ammendments that may be presented to your from time to time) constitute the entire agreement between you and Grafik Republic and govern your use of our site and services, superseding any prior agreements between you and Grafik Republic for the use of our services.

Additional terms and conditions, rules, regulations, and applicable law may be subject to you may apply when you use or purchase certain other services from Grafik Republic.

The provisions limiting Grafik Republic’s liability will survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement and all appendices and attachments.

Choice of Law and Forum

The law governs the Terms of Service and the relationship between you and Grafik Republic without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

You and Grafik Republic agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within Manila, Philippines.

 

Assignment

Grafik Republic may assign or transfer (whether by merger, reorganization, consolidation, Intellectual Property or otherwise) this Agreement or any obligation incurred in this Agreement.

Grafik Republic may assign this agreement without the need for your consent to a subsidiary or affiliated company now existing or organized in the future. This Agreement will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors.

 

Waiver and Severability of Terms

If any provision of this agreement is illegal or unenforceable, that provision is severed from this Agreement and the other provisions remain in force.

 

Statute of Limitations

Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, you agree that any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of Grafik Republic Services or the Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

 

Force Majeure

Neither party will be held liable or deemed to be in default for any delay or failure in performance under this agreement for interruption of service directly or indirectly from acts of God.

Neither party will be legally responsible to the other party for any losses or damages of nature incurred or suffered by that other party (otherwise than under any express indemnity in these Terms of Service or Privacy policies) Force Majeure

As soon as reasonably practicable following the date of commencement of a Force Majeure Event, and within a reasonable time following the date of termination of a Force Majeure Event, any party invoking it shall submit to the other party reasonable proof of the nature of the Force Majeure Event and of its effect upon the performance of the party’s obligations under this agreement.