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ACID Charter Signatories

Terms & Conditions

Why Become an ACID Charter Signatory?

By signing the ACID IP Charter, you are making a public statement that you are anti copying in design and are giving a commitment to uphold ethics, respect, and compliance as a minimum to designers of original works.

ACID is the trading name of Anti Copying in Design (ACID) Limited, an English registered company which has the company number No. 3402512 and Registered Head Office Fifth Floor, Suite 23, 63/66 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8LE. ACID is a membership organisation, committed to raising awareness and encouraging respect for intellectual property within corporate social responsibility. Any correspondence should be sent to ACID Ltd, 34 Electroline House, 15 Lion Road, Twickenham, TW1 4JH. By committing to anti copying as a signatory to the ACID IP Charter you are part of the ACID community which is committed to its objectives to the benefit of its members.

Prior to becoming an ACID Charter Signatory, you must ensure that you read and understand these following Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you also read and understand the Charter Signatory Code of Conduct below.

What A©ID Will Do

By committing as a signatory of the ACID IP Charter, we will grant you a non-exclusive licence to use the ACID Charter Signatory logo in the course of your business in order to communicate to the public the fact that you have signed the ACID IP Charter for the purposes explained in these terms and conditions. The ACID name and logo are registered trade marks owned by ACID. The ACID IP Charter Logo may be utilised on your headed notepaper, web site, email signatures and other marketing and publicity material. As part of the license granted to you, we licence you to represent that you are an ACID Charter Signatory and encourage you to promote this fact as we believe that this is a powerful symbol of deterrence in anti-copying and IP theft related strategy.

On payment of the Charter Signatory fee, we will provide you with the necessary image files in order that you may incorporate the use of the ACID Charter Signatory logo in support of our campaign.

ACID will contact Charter Signatories from time to time with additional information that is likely to be of interest in addition to news bulletins and offers. We reserve the right to promote Signatories use of the ACID Charter Signatory logo, which may involve promotion of your website and social media channels.

What We Expect From You

The ACID Charter Signatory Code of Conduct

Please read and understand this code of conduct before completing your application to become a Signatory of the ACID IP Charter and a supporter of the ACID Community.

Statement of Intent

This Code of Conduct contains a framework of values, with the intention of providing the public with assurances as to the integrity of the designs and conduct of all those who agree to this Code of Conduct and the expectation that others will demonstrate ethics, respect, and compliance as a minimum to designers of original works. All Charter Signatories are expected to comply with both the letter and spirit of the Principles of Conduct.

As an ACID Charter Signatory, we expect from you, and you agree to the following:
  1. to have the utmost respect for Intellectual Property and adhere to a strict anti-copying policy within your organisation
  2. to promote ACID and its aims and to support ACID in its fight against IP theft and, when and where appropriate, display the ACID IP Charter Signatory logo
  3. to promote and maintain ethical standards of conduct and at all times deal fairly and honestly with the public and with the business community
  4. at all times act in a professional manner and not engage in practices which would bring the design industry or ACID into disrepute
  5. ensure that your designs and products conform with all relevant laws and regulations and that your employees and agents are fully aware of all such laws and regulations
  6. not deliberately or knowingly copy the designs, products, name or trading style of another company or business
  7. not engage in any practice or activity which unfairly competes with the business or is detrimental to the goodwill or reputation of another company or business
  8. In the event that a dispute arises between you and one or more ACID Charter Signatories concerning the origin, ownership or integrity of one or more designs or products, you agree to submit to the ACID Mediation Scheme (or another similar scheme approved by the A©ID Committee) in an attempt to resolve the dispute. This will not prevent ACID Charter Signatories seeking urgent interim relief in appropriate circumstances. In such cases, ACID should be notified that such steps are to be taken. There are very rare instances where unintentional copying occurs, and any circumstances will be taken into consideration. All Signatories waive the right to confidentiality.
  9. ACID reserves the right to remove permission for use of the ACID Charter Signatory logo at its own discretion.
Anti Copying in Design Charter One-Off Signatory Fee

Being a signatory to the ACID IP Charter is a one-off payment.

We do not store credit card details, nor do we share customer details with any third parties.

What happens if you decide not  to be an Anti Copying in Design Charter Signatory

When your resignation from the ACID IP Charter takes effect, the licence you had for the use of the ACID name and logo is automatically revoked.

You must remove immediately the ACID name and logo from your publicity material, web site and other media on which you have used the ACID IP Charter Logo and/or ACID name and logo. As you are no longer a Signatory you cannot benefit from your prior association with ACID and we hope you understand that.

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