As most of you know, an "angel policy" is the stamping community's way of referring to the company's policy regarding using their images, most often in sales of items made with the stamp's image. I researched "angel policies" of various stamp companies and decided to share them with you. Obviously, this list only represents a fraction of the companies that make stamps. I copied the policies from the companies' own websites or directly from the company's catalog, and made no changes. If you have any questions about a particular policy, please contact that company. As I do more research I will add to this list and eventually create a separate blog that contains just Angel Policies. If you know of any more and want me to add them, just post a comment and let me know! Green Grass Stamps (as stated in an email) Feel free to use our stamps to make cards and other things that you sell. Sorry, we need to get that up on our website! Gina K Designs (as stated in an email to me) We are an angel company with no limits as to how many items can be made and sold. We also do not regulate where those items are sold. It can be a fixed location and the internet. We only ask that our images are handstamped only and not electronically reproduced without our expressed written consent. Papertrey Ink We welcome artists who wish to sell their hand-stamped works using images from Papertrey Ink, although there are limitations. We have granted permission in the form of a limited license to use any of our stamp images for the purpose of creating craftworks for sale. Each craftwork created for sale must be personally and individually hand-stamped by the selling artist and may not be reproduced or copied in any form by any means, graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying. All PapertreyInk images are copyrighted. You may not use the images for the purpose of creating logos or company trademarks. Magenta Yes, We are an angel company! The products we sell are for personal artistic expression. But our clients may use the hand stamped images in any way they like and even sell limited quantities of hand stamped items made with our stamps, papers , stickers and embellishments.. However they may not be reproduced mechanically in any form or manner without the written consent of Magenta. In most case, our Copyrights should be displayed. Please write, fax or e-mail us for more information about how to respect and display our Trademarks and Copyrights. Thank you! firstname.lastname@example.org MAGENTA 2275 Bombardier, Sainte-Julie, QC J3E 2J9 Canada Fax: 450 922 0053 A Muse Artstamps A Muse Artstamps is pleased to be an "Angel" Company. This means that our stamp designs may be used in your handmade projects that are sold for profit with the following stipulations: 1. All A Muse Artstamps images are protected by copyright © and may not be mechanically or electronically reproduced in any way, including handmade stamp production. 2. A Muse Artstamps designs may not be used in any advertising or promotion (including hand stamped business cards) without express written permission from the artist. Please contact us. (include email link to email@example.com) 3. All craftworks must be hand stamped. No other form of reproduction of the images is allowed. 4. You may not use any one stamp in more than 50 for-sale pieces of craftwork in any calendar year. 5. The craftwork must be suitable for all audiences and all ages. You assume all liability for suitability and agree to indemnify A Muse Artstamps and the artist from disputes arising from your work. 6. Electronic distribution of A Muse Artstamps designs is not permitted without express written permission. Please contact us. (include email link to firstname.lastname@example.org) All other uses of our stamp designs require written permission from the artist. Please contact us at 206-783-4882. CLOSE TO MY HEART ANGEL POLICY EFFECTIVE JUNE 20, 2003 With a heritage of nearly 20 years, Close To My Heart and Jeanette Lynton have provided beautiful art for your hand-stamped creations. This art has added to the beauty of untold number of cards, scrapbook pages and other stamp craft projects. To continue the reach of our beautiful art, Close To My Heart now grants a limited license to use our copyrighted art for purposes of creating stamped art for sale. The terms and conditions of this "Angel Policy" are outlined below: * All Close To My Heart designs are copyrighted by CTMH Co. and are protected under United States and international copyright laws, which means that they cannot be copied without the written permission of Close To My Heart management. * The Angel Policy of Close To My Heart grants limited permission (a license) to purchasers of Close To My Heart stamps to create hand-stamped artwork for sale. Close To My Heart does not limit the types of hand-stamped creations that may be sold under this policy, within reasonable standards of good taste. * Close To My Heart designs may only be used in the creation of original, hand-stamped artwork to be sold by the creator. * Any artwork to be sold must not incorporate third-party copyrighted material. The artwork must contain only Close To My Heart designs and the creator's original art. * The following notice must appear on hand-stamped artwork created for resale: "Designs © CTMH Co." Close To My Heart will make stamps with this notice language available for purchase as one way to provide the required notice. * No image may be mechanically reproduced or copied by any means including, without limitation, photocopying, computer scanning and printing, using overhead or opaque projectors for enlarging or hand-copying images, or any other means. Copying the designs by hand is also prohibited. * Artwork for sale may not be produced through production line efforts where individuals beyond the seller are employed or engaged in the production of the product to be sold, whether for hire or not. * Close To My Heart images may not be used in any electronic media including the use of clip art in any computer or reproduction environment or related use. The distribution of Close To My Heart designs in electronic form is prohibited and is a violation of the copyright held by CTMH Co. * The following limitations are applicable to the sale of hand-stamped creations: o Close To My Heart trademarks and logos may not be displayed as advertising when selling the cards as a means to solicit the sales of the creations. o Hand-stamped creations may be sold at craft fairs, fundraisers, seasonal boutiques or other temporary events. However, hand-stamped creations cannot be sold at a fixed retail location such as a store, mall kiosk, etc. o Hand-stamped creations may not be sold to other parties for subsequent resale. o Hand-stamped creations may not be sold at Close To My Heart Home Gatherings, at Close To My Heart booths at craft fairs, or at other events sponsored by a Close To My Heart Consultant. o Hand-stamped creations may not be sold via the Internet. * Sales may be made only in the United States (including U.S. Territories), Canada, or on U.S. military installations. * Close To My Heart designs and images may not be used for commercial benefit (i.e., in business logos), whether or not for profit. * Close To My Heart may amend its policies governing the use of its copyrighted designs and images, including the Angel Policy, at any time. Amendments to such policies are effective upon publication unless otherwise noted and will be posted on the official Close To My Heart website. Close To My Heart reserves the right to deny or terminate permission to use Close To My Heart designs and images with respect to any particular person. Lockhart Stamp Company The Lockhart Stamp Company is proud to be an "Angel" Company. We are pleased that you would choose our stamps for your projects! We ask that all such projects using our images are hand-stamped. No mechanical reproduction/manipulation of any kind is allowed. We also require a letter requesting permission to use our stamps in this way and an explanation as to how specifically they will be used. The Lockhart Stamp Company 6501 141st Place NE Redmond, WA 98052 425-881-1627 email@example.com A letter of consent will then be issued to you via return mail. Thank you again for choosing The Lockhart Stamp Company! The Angel Company (TAC) Purchaser's License The Angel Company grants purchasers of its stamps a royalty free license to create and sell items which contain The Angel Company and Mabelle RO images, providing each image is hand stamped. Mechanical reproduction without prior authorization is prohibited. Hero Arts Copyright Notice All Hero Arts designs and products are original and copyrighted, including the entire contents of Hero Arts Online. The purchaser of a Hero Arts product is granted a limited license to use such product, for personal, noncommercial use only. Reproduction of Hero Arts products or images in any way for either commercial use or in an inappropriate manner is prohibited without written consent. For questions or further information on our copyright policy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org All Hero Arts products, publications, marketing materials, and websites are copyrighted and owned by Hero Arts, Inc. Additionally, all Hero Arts trademarks are exclusively owned and maintained by Hero Arts, Inc. and may not be used for any reason without our express written consent. You can view a complete list of our trademarks. [This is Joan: I omitted a long list of trademarks, you can see them at Hero Arts' website. Thank you for respecting our trademarks and copyrights. Stamping Bella All of our stamp designs are original artwork created, trademarked and copyrighted by Stamping Bella. Therefore, Stamping Bella's rubber stamps are for personal and non-commercial use only. However, our valued customers may use our products to produce any creations they would like, which can include selling or otherwise distributing these creations in limited quantities. All commercial use of our designs is subject to the following terms and conditions: 1. All stamp impressions must be made by hand and no mechanical or other form of reproduction is permitted. 2. Quantities are limited to projects that are limited in scope and otherwise do not constitute an ongoing business. Additionally, quantities for commercial use are generally allowed if they are in the range of 50 or less handstamped impressions per stamp image. The production of much larger numbers, and/or for an ongoing business, and/or for an endeavor that is not local in nature, is forbidden. 3. Wherever possible, Stamping Bella Trademarks and Copyrights should be displayed. To use our images for this purpose, simply send or e-mail us a letter acknowledging you agree to the above terms, and include the following information: * Your name and contact information * A list of the Stamping Bella's products you plan to use * The quantities you anticipate producing * An acknowledgment that you "Agree to respect Stamping Bella's copyrights." Send, email to email@example.com. You must communicate with Stamping Bella and await written approval to use our images as you like within the terms outlined above. We appreciate your consideration of our copyrights. ART IMPRESSIONS ART IMPRESSIONS ORIGINAL RUBBER STAMPS is proud to be an "Angel Company". We are pleased that you would choose our stamps for your enterprising projects! We ask that all such projects, using our images are hand-stamped. No mechanical reproduction/manipulation of any kind is allowed. We also we require a letter requesting permission to use our stamps in this way and an explanation as to how specifically they will be used. A letter of consent will then be issued to you via return mail. Thank you again for choosing Art Impressions! To contact Art Impressions for an application for the Angel Policy please send to: Art Impressions Inc. P.O. Box 20085 Salem, Or 97307 Or feel free to call us at: 1-800-393-2014 Impress Rubber Stamps Copyright: All of Impress' designs are copyrighted and are not to be electronically reproduced for commercial gain. Hand stamped, handmade items are permitted for limited resale. Impress and Impress Rubber Stamps are registered trademarks. Impression Obsession We are an angel company, so you may hand-stamp items for sale. Please respect the copyrights of our artists—they work very hard to create new and exciting images. No mechanical reproduction is permitted. Provo Craft Provo Craft and Novelty, Inc. (Provo Craft) is thrilled that individuals desire to create and sell personal craftwork (i.e., craftwork personally created by an individual for sale or distribution by that individual and not for the sale or distribution of any other person or entity) incorporating our products, designs and images. In the interest of the creative community and their desires to share their creativity with others, we have granted permission in the form of a limited license to use any of Provo Craft’s designs, images and other products sold by Provo Craft that are protected under U.S. and/or international copyright laws (hereinafter referred to collectively as the “copyrighted material”) for the purpose of creating craftworks for sale in limited quantities in a limited local geographical location. The rights granted by Provo Craft hereunder provide consideration for the terms and conditions set forth herein and the . As such, any individual using the copyrighted material pursuant to this license hereby expressly agrees to the terms and conditions set forth herein. 1. All Provo Craft products that incorporate, provide or utilize copyrighted material are copyrighted by Provo Craft and Novelty, Inc. and are protected under United States and international copyright laws, which means that they cannot be copied without the written permission of Provo Craft. 2. Any craftwork to be sold must not incorporate third-party copyrighted material. The craftwork must contain only Provo Craft products that are sold under the Provo Craft trademark. 3. The individual may sell or distribute personal craftwork at local community fundraisers, seasonal boutiques or bazaars, or other temporary craft events. Personal craftwork incorporating Provo Craft copyrighted material cannot be sold at a fixed retail location such as a store or mall kiosk, left in a store on consignment, or sold to other parties for subsequent resale, or sold via the Internet. 4.The use of the copyrighted material to be sold with a product, to enhance a product or to design a product on a regional or national level or for any mass production is expressly prohibited hereunder and requires a written licensing agreement with Provo Craft. (The definition of mass produced is more than fifty copies reproduced within a thirty day period of any one design or more than 200 copies per year of any one design. Multi-person assembly-line work counts as mass production.) 5. Quantities for sale of personal craftwork shall be limited by the production limits set forth herein. 6. The limited license granted herein is not a license of the Provo Craft name or any trademarks, trade names, trade dress or logos of Provo Craft and cannot be used without the express written permission of Provo Craft. In addition, the Provo Craft name or any trademarks, trade names, trade dress or logos of Provo Craft may not be used at any location where personal craftwork items are sold, nor may they be used in any manner to solicit sales of such items nor in a manner that states, infers, or implies an affiliation with Provo Craft. 7. You may not use Provo Craft and Novelty, Inc. copyrighted material for the purpose of creating logos, trademarks, trade names, trade dress or trademarks (e.g., company trademarks, product trademarks, product packaging, etc.). 8. Wherever possible, each item using or incorporating Provo Craft’s copyrighted material must be marked with “Includes Copyrighted Material of Provo Craft and Novelty, Inc.” in a reasonable size and location that gives reasonable notice. 9. Copyrighted material of Provo Craft may not be altered in any manner, including but not limited to, masking or overlaying portions in the overall design. Any other alteration will be considered an infringement of copyright. In addition, Provo Craft expressly reserves all moral rights in any copyrighted material. 10. Provo Craft shall, without limitation, have the right to terminate the limited license granted hereunder for any reason whatsoever. In the event that Provo Craft elects to terminate this license for any individual, Provo Craft shall notify such individual in writing of such termination. Upon notice such individual shall immediately terminate the copying, sale and/or distribution of any of Provo Craft’s copyrighted material or products or things that incorporate any of Provo Craft’s copyrighted material. 11. Persons creating personal craftwork items for sale are responsible for complying with any state and local business and tax regulations or any other laws or regulations governing the sale of goods. 12. Persons subject to this license assume all liability for suitability of their work and for any CLAIM OR cause of action arising as a result of the sale, offer for sale and/or distribution of their work and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Provo Craft and Novelty, Inc. and its artists from disputes arising from the sale, offering for sale and/or distribution of their work. 13. Provo Craft and Novelty, Inc. is a Utah corporation. The laws of the State of Utah govern this licence. The state and federal courts of Utah will have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceeding arising from this policy. Any person that operates under this limited license expressly agrees to be subject to personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Utah. Any failure by Provo Craft to enforce any of its rights will not constitute a waiver of such rights. For more information about our using our products designs or images, contact Provo Craft and Novelty, Inc. Marketing, at 1-800-937-7686. Effective Date: May 25, 2005 Provo Craft reserves the right to amend or change this policy at any time. Stampin' Up! Stampin' Up! welcomes artists who would like to use our stamp images in their own hand-stamped craftwork that they produce to sell. Therefore, we give permission in the form of a limited license to use any Stampin' Up! stamp images for the purpose of creating craftworks for sale, under the following criteria:
- Each craftwork created for sale must be personally and individually hand-stamped by the selling artist and may not be reproduced or copied in any form by any means, graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying. Mass production, assembly-line construction, production by workers for hire, or syndication of hand-stamped craftwork for sale is strictly prohibited.
- All of Stampin' Up!'s images are copyrighted, which means that they may not be copied without permission. To help protect the rights granted by these copyrights, all craftwork created for sale using Stampin' Up! images must be marked with one of the images from the official Stampin' Up! Limited License stamp sets shown in the Idea Book & Catalog.
- There are no quantity limits for for-sale, hand-stamped craftworks that abide by the restrictions as stated in this policy.
- You may sell your craftworks at community fundraisers, seasonal boutiques, bazaars or other temporary craft events. Hand-stamped items may be sold at nonhostess demonstrator events and at a demonstrator's booth at a temporary commercial event. Hand-stamped items cannot be sold in any permanent retail location (any location that conducts business in a store, consignment shop, kiosk, mall, or Internet site), nor may they be sold to other vendors for resale purposes.
- You may not use Stampin' Up! images for the purpose of creating logos or company trademarks.
- Persons creating hand-stamped items for sale are responsible for complying with any state and local business and tax regulations.
- Persons participating in this angel policy assume all liability for suitability of their work and agree to indemnify Stampin' Up! and its artists from disputes arising from their work.
- Stampin' Up! is a Utah corporation. The laws of the State of Utah govern the policy. The state and federal courts for Salt Lake County, Utah, will have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceeding arising from this policy. Any failure by Stampin' Up! to enforce any of its rights will not constitute a waiver of such rights.