In most cases, using our game, artwork, videos, music, characters, logos, and other intellectual property (“EPICA IP”) without our permission is illegal and a violation of our rights. So we created this Policy to explain what you may do regarding your Fan Content. In this Policy, “Fan Content” means: (i) your fan art (such as artwork, photographs, videos, and other materials) that is based on the EPICA IP; and (ii) your EPICA IP-related personal, non-commercial websites and apps that are freely accessible to the public.
Please read this Policy carefully before creating any Fan Content. We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time by posting the revised Policy to our website. Any existing Fan Content that no longer complies with this Policy due to a change in the Policy must be modified to be compliant with the Policy.
Section 1 – General Rules
1.1 You may create Fan Content based on EPICA IP as long as you comply with this Policy. Any Fan Content that violates this Policy is prohibited.
1.2 This Policy applies only to EPICA IP that you access pursuant to EPICA’s Terms of Service, end user license agreements, and/or other agreements you have with EPICA.
1.3 All Fan Content must be appropriate for the audience of the EPICA IP and consistent with the spirit and tone of the EPICA IP (as determined by EPICA). Fan Content must comply with applicable law, may not violate the rights of others, and must not be obscene, sexually explicit, defamatory, offensive, objectionable, or harmful to others.
1.4 Fan Content must have no commercial (i.e., monetary) objective. As an exception to this, fans are permitted to monetize web videos (such as YouTube) with advertisements, so long as those videos otherwise meet the requirements of this Policy.
1.5 EPICA, in its sole discretion, can revoke your permission to create Fan Content at any time and for any reason.
1.6 You may not say nor imply that your Fan Content is endorsed or approved by EPICA.
1.7 Your Fan Content may not include links to any website that promotes or exploits cheats or hacks to EPICA’s games or any other games.
1.8 You may not create or use any Fan Content in a manner that could cause people to believe that it is an official EPICA production. For example, a fan website may not be designed to look like an official EPICA website, and it must be clear to visitors that the website is not a EPICA website.
1.9 You may not use any EPICA IP in any manner that is derogatory to EPICA or that may damage the value, reputation, or goodwill of EPICA or its products or brands (as determined by EPICA).
1.10 You must display the following disclaimer on or in connection with your Fan Content, including on any web page containing your Fan Content:
- Portions of the materials used are trademarks and/or copyrighted works of EPICA. All rights reserved by EPICA. This material is not official and is not endorsed by EPICA.
1.11 If you use EPICA brands, logos, game titles, character names, or other trademarks (“Marks”) in connection with your Fan Content, you must follow these rules:
- Marks must be used only in connection with discussion of the EPICA products or business they represent. Do not use Marks to identify or promote you, your Fan Content, or any other products or business.
- Marks must be used in a manner that will enhance and not damage the reputation and goodwill associated with the Marks.
- Do not use any Marks in the name of a website unless it is clear from the name that the website is not an official EPICA website.
- Do not register or use any domain name that is confusingly similar to our domain names.
- Do not alter any Marks. Example:
- The colors of a logo should not be altered, and the design and appearance of the logo should not be modified or adapted into a new logo.
Section 2 – Your Agreements with EPICA
Except for the limited permission described in Section 1 above, your use of any EPICA IP is subject to EPICA’s Terms of Service, end user license agreements, and other agreements you may have with EPICA regarding the websites, games, and other materials from which you access the EPICA IP. Those agreements include important legal terms (such as limitations of liability, disclaimers of warranties, and dispute resolution), so please review those agreements carefully before creating any Fan Content.
Section 3 – Enforcement of Rights
EPICA reserves the right to take legal action against you for your misuse of EPICA IP.