SUBMITTING FILES TO THE COPYRIGHT & DESIGN DATABANK

It is simple for ACID Members to upload files containing their copyright works, designs and products online to the ACID Copyright & Design Databank.  You can upload up to 12 files per submission which can be image files or in PDF format.

A few key points before you begin submitting your files!

  • At just £1.50 plus vat per submission for up to 12 files of information this offers great value for money! The upload process and payment has been simplified and you can purchase blocks of 10 credits from the ACID Shop

  • Any files uploaded to the Copyright & Design Databank are kept secured and not visible to any other person.

  • Once you have completed your submission you will not be able to alter any information or files. This is because files are locked and you have now established a third party proof of the existence of your design on the date that it was submitted.

  • All files must be under 2MB individually. Jpegs (.jpg/.jpeg) and Portable Network Graphics (.png) images are supported and Portable Document Format (.pdf) files.  Please check pixel sizes - if they are very high (in the thousands) you will need to compress image files before uploading.

 

How to Submit:

  1. Log in to your profile using the details that were sent to you previously by e-mail. If you cannot remember these please contact the office and we can reset them for you!

  2. When you are in your profile click on ‘My Designs’ and you will go through to a page titled ‘ACID Design Databank – How To Submit Your Designs’

  3. You will see a button ‘Upload To Design Databank’. When you click this you will be taken through to the page where you can start uploading your files.  Please read the specifications regarding the types of files that you can upload.

  4. Then you can begin your submission by following the on-screen instructions!

  5. Firstly, you will need to click on the ‘Edit’ button and supply the following information:

    • Title for your design submission

    • Select the industry category e.g. Jewellery, Furniture etc.

    • Enter a brief description of the design.  Remember - this will be recorded on your Certificate!

    • Click ‘save changes’ and you will be directed to upload the image you want from your computer

  6. Secondly, you need to upload a 'Preview Image' which is simply to identify your submission on your profile.  It can be a logo or anything that is distinguishing.  Click the ‘Upload an Image’ button and you can now search on your computer for the correct image file to upload. This preview image must be an image file not a document.

  7. Thirdly, Click on ‘Upload a new file or delete current file’ here you can upload up to 12 files, either images or documents.

  8. Once you are happy with the information and files that you have provided you will be able to submit your copyright works and designs to the Databank, using one of your pre-paid credits.

  9. Please note: Once you have completed your submission you will not be able to alter any information or files. This is because you have now established a third party proof of the existence of your design/copyright work and the date and time that it was submitted and this information is available in a downloadable certificate which you can purchase for £5.00 plus VAT.

    If you have any further questions please view our FAQs or contact the office directly.

    Tel: +44 (0)845 644 3617

    Email: info@acid.uk.com