Designers' Code of Conduct

last update: january 2016

Please read the following Designers' Code of Conduct before joining a design contest on Sribu.com

Sribu.com is a site that connects all kinds of people globally. We aim to build a comfortable community for everyone, as well as a means to express themselves.

In order to achieve this goal, we hope you implement the following rules when using our services. Violations will result in disciplinary action, including but not limited to account suspension.

Sribu.com has the right but not the obligation to check each and every design submitted and to remove posts without prior notice if we consider that the design is violating the Designers' Code of Conduct provisions.

By registering as Designer in Sribu.com, you are considered to have read, understand, and approved to this Designers' Code of Conduct.

1. RESPECT ALL MEMBERS

We will not tolerate any acts that is offensive and/or lead to disputes. If you notice any harassment and/or other actions that may offend the honor of the other party on Sribu.com site, please report it to us via email ask@sribu.com and we will do further investigation.

If you intentionally violates (1), will results in:

1 time: your account will be banned for 1 week.

2 times: your account will be banned for 2 weeks.

3 times: your account will be banned permanently.

2. PROHIBITED DESIGN CATEGORY

In Sribu.com, you are not allowed to displayed and made design which, including but not limited to:

  • Containing to the issue of a certain Tribe, Religion, Race and Inter-group (SARA issue);

  • Insulting and/or degrading Head of State, Military, Police, Political Parties and/or associated with the State symbols, language, flag and/or Anthem of the Republic of Indonesia;

  • Displaying text and/or images either explicitly or implicitly associated with sexual intercourse, sexual abuse, masturbation, nudity, genitalia, child pornography, and/or sexual intercourse with an animal;

  • Having the potential of violating Third Party's Intellectual Property Rights.

If you intentionally upload a design that violates no (2), will results in:

1 time: design will be deleted by admin.

2 times: your design will be deleted and your account will be banned for 1 week.

3 times: your design will be deleted and your account will be banned for 2 weeks.

4 times: your design will be deleted and you account will be banned permanently.

3. PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA

In any case someone asks for your personal information, including but not limited to home address(es), phone number(s), bank account number(s), etc., you have the right to refuse providing the information. Sribu.com respects and protects personal data of its members. We treat it as confidential documents.

4. BE ORIGINAL

You are not allowed to take an existing design's concept, whether in a whole or a part, either out or within Sribu.com. We sincerely hope that all designers came up with their own creativity in participating the contest(s). If you want to use a particular design, vector, and/or clip-art that already exist as a reference of your design, you must have a written permission from the design, vector, and/or clip-art owner to avoid further legal issues.

You are hereby guarenteed that all of your designs submitted on Sribu.com is your original creations and not violating other's intellectual property rights.

If you intentionally upload a design that violates no (4), will results in:

1 time: design will be deleted by admin.

2 times: your design will be deleted and your account will be banned for 1 week.

3 times: your design will be deleted and your account will be banned for 2 weeks.

4 times: your design will be deleted and you account will be banned permanently.

5. ONE DESIGN PER ONE SLOT

You can only submit one design per one contest slot. The submitted design has to be the same as the contest design category. For eg: if the client creates logo design contest, you can only upload logo only, unless different designs are requested by client and approved by admin Sribu. You can upload up to four pictures of your work in one slot, ONLY IF it is in different hue (e.g.: black and white, grayscale, blue color scheme, etc). No change in design elements and placements are allowed.

If you intentionally upload a design or more than one design in a slot that is a different category than the contest category requested by client, will result in:

1 time: design will be deleted by admin,

2 times: your design will be deleted and your account will be banned for 1 week.

3 times: your design will be deleted and your account will be banned for 2 weeks.

4 times: your design will be deleted and you account will be banned permanently.

6. COMPETE FAIRLY

You are allowed to ask the Client to provide inputs for your design. You are allowed to induce or promote your design in order to increase the likelihood of the Clients to choose your design as the winner, with the proviso to maintain a healthy competitive environment. Do not speak ill of other designers and/or other designs in the presence of the Client with the aim that the Client will choose your design. Please compete fairly.

7. OFFERING ADDITIONAL SERVICES TO CLIENTS IS PROHIBITED

You are not allowed to offer additional services through any communication channels, including but not limited to forum chat, email, and /or phone call during the contest and the winner of the contest has not been determined.

Examples of additional services are as follows: if a Client makes a web design contest, you are not allowed to offer services of coding + CSS + slicing in order for the Client choose you as the winner of the design just because you provide some additional services. However, after the winner is determined, the winner is allowed to offer additional services.

8. DOUBLE ACCOUNTS

You can only have one account in Sribu.com.

If you intentionally create additional accounts in Sribu.com, will result in:

1 time: your secondary account will be deleted.

2 times: your secondary account (s) will be deleted and main account will be banned for 1 week.

3 times: your secondary account (s) will be deleted and main account will be banned for 2 weeks.

4 times: your secondary account (s) will be deleted and main account will be banned permanently.

9. AGE LIMITS

To participate as a designer on Sribu.com you acknowledge that you are at least 21 (twenty one) years old and are entitled to perform legal acts, so that the entire Designers' Code of Conduct will bind you lawfully.

10. ASSIGNMENT AND USE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

If your work is selected as the winner by the Client, then you are hereby agree to sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement with Sribu.com, and other documents with Clients (if necessaary) for the registration of Intellectual Property Right.

You also clearly and unequivocally states that you give full rights to the Client to use your design for any reasonable purpose, to the extent not contrary to Indonesia laws and regulations, including but not limited to the design registration in the Directorate General of Intellectual Property, and you promise not to claim, demand, and/or any other legal effort to Sribu.com and Clients the of the fair use of your design.

11. GRANTING APPROVAL TO SRIBU.COM

You hereby agree to give consent to Sribu.com to publish and/or to put your work on the Sribu.com website and other promotional media facilities associated with Sribu.com, and you will not ask for any kind of royalties and/or reward to Sribu.com.

12. ACCOUNT SUSPENSION

You hereby consent that the Site may delete your account at any time, if you are violating this Designers' Code of Conduct provisions.

13. INDEMNITY

You are hereby declare indemnify us of all forms of damages arising either directly or indirectly, as a result of failure to comply with the Designers' Code of Conduct.

14. TRANSACTIONS OUTSIDE SRIBU.COM IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

Sribu.com is not responsible for any transactions between Designer and Client performed outside Sribu.com. The existence of service transaction performed outside Sribu.com will be considered as personal responsibility among Designers and Clients, including all risks that may arise.

15. STOCK PHOTO

The usage of stock photo without modifications (70-100% similarities) will result in:

1 time: your design will be deleted and your account will be banned for 1 week.

2 time: your design will be deleted and your account will be banned for 2 weeks.

3 times: your design will be deleted and your account will be banned permanently.

We highly advise that you DO NOT use stock photo and focus on originality if you are truly a designer. If you do use stock photo, please enter the source URL on the field provided.