Terms of Use

This page describes the following:

A. Site Usage Agreement

This site is owned and operated by Cajun Coyote Media (CCM). All eBooks, images, and related informational materials in any medium provided by CCM, including related text, captions, or information (collectively referred to as Products) are owned by CCM. All products are protected by US and international copyright laws.

By using this site and/or buying/downloading any material, you agree to be bound by this Agreement. This agreement applies to you and, if you are using this web site on your client’s behalf, to you and all your clients. We reserve the right to change this agreement at any time without further notice. We reserve the right to update and/or change our pricing structure as needed, including but not limited to changes based on market trends. Your use of the site will be subject to the most current version of this Agreement posted on the site at the time of your use. By using this site or downloading or using any products listed under the AncestralStars.com domain or the CCM.AncestralStars.com subdomain you agree to be bound by this Agreement. Should you disagree with anything stated here please discontinue your use of the site and erase all data you have downloaded.

CCM reserves the right to revoke your authorization to view, download and use the products and information available on this site at any time, and you agree to immediately discontinue use upon notification from CCM. If you fail to comply with any provision of this Agreement, CCM may immediately revoke all licenses granted to you. If a license is revoked, you agree to immediately stop using this site and the products, delete all products/images and all copies from all media and destroy all other copies. Your use of this site and any products shall comply with all applicable law. By purchasing any products, you also agree to the rights granted through our licensing.

1. Use of This Site

All rights not specifically granted under this Agreement or granted through a License purchase are reserved to CCM. This site operates with both images with a visible watermark (watermarked images) and images that do not contain a visible watermark (non-watermarked images). Both types of images are protected as products, by US and international copyright laws. We reserve the right to limit the downloading of images on this site, as well as the indexing of images by web crawlers and automated indexing software.

Despite our best efforts to provide accurate information, this site may contain technical or other mistakes, inaccuracies or typographical errors. Additionally, this site and any products may include images and text that may contain subjects that reflect the social attitudes and circumstances of a particular time or location–or entirely fictional social attitudes and circumstances. You should be aware that your search may display results containing content that may seem inappropriate to current context, or content that could be potentially offensive. You are solely responsible for determining whether your use of any product requires the consent of any third party or the license of any additional rights, and you should not rely solely on the information provided by CCM. If you are unsure whether additional third-party rights are needed for your use, you are responsible for consulting with competent rights management professionals or legal counselors.

2. Children

Children (persons under the age of 18) are not eligible to use this site unsupervised and we ask that children do not register for an account or submit any personal information to us. By using this site unsupervised, and/or registering for an account, you warrant that you are 18 years of age or older.

3. Registering for a CCM Account

To obtain access to our images, you have to apply for a CCM account. This can be done in conjunction with buying a licensed image. In registering for an account, you agree to provide complete, true and accurate information. CCM reserves sole discretion over whether to grant you an account, and you agree to access only the authorized sections of the web site through the use of your account.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and you shall not distribute this access information or allow others to use this access information to gain access to this site. You agree to take reasonable steps to prevent others from obtaining your access information and to notify CCM of any unauthorized access. You shall be liable for payment for all Images downloaded by others using your account, with or without your permission or knowledge prior to the time that you notify CCM any unauthorized use.

At any time, you may request your account access to be restricted. Only accounts without any activity related to the site’s services or products can be permanently deleted. Accounts with activity will be blocked and archived on our servers for further reference. Access to these accounts is limited and provided only to CCM admin staff (usually only used for sales tax documentation and legal purposes).

4. Royalty-Free Licensing

What Royalty-Free means is that you pay for the image only once and then you can use it as many times as you like, with some restrictions. When you buy a licensed image through the CCM online store, you have agreed to the Standard License. Note that the maximum number of copies for printed materials is 500,000 copies. All restrictions on use are explained on our Licensing page.

5. Unauthorized Uses of Our Images

Without limitation, our images may not be used as a trademark or service mark, for any pornographic or unlawful purpose, to defame a person, to violate a person’s right to privacy or publicity, to infringe upon any copyright, trade name, trademark, or service mark of any person/entity. Unauthorized use of these images constitutes copyright infringement and shall entitle CCM to exercise all rights and remedies under applicable copyright law, including an injunction preventing further use and monetary damages against all users and beneficiaries of the use of such images. The foregoing is not a limiting statement of CCM’s rights or remedies in connection with any unauthorized use.

6. Sales Tax (and Other Unpleasant Subjects for Colorado and EU Customers)

Our business is located in the unincorporated part of El Paso County, Colorado, U.S. According to Colorado law, we must charge other Colorado residents a sales tax on downloadable digital goods (which was 2.9% at the establishment of this web site). We must also charge fellow residents of the unincorporated part of El Paso County, Colorado an additional county tax as well (which was 2.23% at the establishment of this web site). We could attempt to leave the burden of the CO “use tax” up to our customers, but we’ve gone the way of law-abiding catalog and web-based stores by charging and sending in the required sales taxes.

At the beginning of 2015, EU laws went into effect that require all merchants who do business with EU countries, no matter where the merchant is located, to collect value added tax (VAT) for digital goods according to the country where the customer is located. As a small merchant, we had difficulties wiring our minimal taxes to the VAT MOSS (mini one-stop shop), so we have decided not to offer our products to customers in the EU (this includes UK customers, until the UK leaves the EU). We apologize for this. However, services that would include a product such as needing CMYK conversion, format changes, custom 3D renders, or a cover design are open to EU customers. See our services here.

7. Refund Policy

You may ask for a refund of your purchase within 20 days from the purchase date. Note that this is possible only if you are able to immediately remove all images used in different designs. You must provide us a well-founded reason for your request and the email used for your CCM account.

If you are not able to download an image, please contact us immediately through our contact page. Incomplete downloads are not refundable if more than 20 days from the purchase date have passed. However, the CCM staff can still get you your images by another avenue.

8. Services

If you have commissioned a service with us and we cannot produce a product that satisfies you, we will gladly refund your down payment at any time prior to final approval and delivery of the product. Delivery of the final product requires payment in full. If you have later problems with the product (e.g., product doesn’t look the way you expected when printed in CMYK), please contact us and we’ll try to make adjustments.

We reserve the right to refuse requested services for any reason (examples are, but not limited to, scheduling issues, lack of available resources, inappropriate content or subject matter that violates copyright or edges into unauthorized uses, above).

9. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless CCM against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or related to a breach of this Agreement, the use of this site and the use of any image either alone or in combination with any other material, your failure to abide by any restriction regarding the use of an image, or any claim by a third party related to the use of an Image, alone or in combination with any other material.

10. Disclaimers

CCM provides you with its site and images on an as-is basis. We offer no warranty, explicit or implied, regarding any images, the site, the accuracy of any information, or any rights or licenses under this agreement including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or that the site or any services will be uninterrupted or error-free.

In no event shall CCM’s liability for your use of any image provided hereunder exceed the greater of the amount invoiced and paid by you for the use of that image.

11. Severability

The provisions of this site usage agreement are severable. If any provision of this Agreement is for any reason held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remaining terms of this Agreement shall be unimpaired and continue in full force and effect. In the same manner, the provisions of our licenses are severable.

B. Privacy Policy

1. Information We Keep

We store your email as well as your billing first/last name and address in the CCM store for the purpose of providing customer service, processing refunds, or retaining as documentation for VAT (if and when we start selling digital products to EU customers again). All credit card information entered through this site is passed directly to the Braintree Gateway; we do not see it. If you choose to buy a physical book from this web site, you will be passed to the Aerio Retail Network, which will process your credit card and customer information. Here is Aerio’s privacy policy.

If you sign up for our CCM email newsletter, which is different than having an account with us, your email plus first and last name will be stored by MailChimp.com, which has a privacy policy as well. You do not have to sign up for the email newsletter to use our site and the newsletter should always have an unsubscribe link at the bottom.

2. What We Do (or Don’t Do) With Your Information

We do not release customer information to anyone or any process but the payment gateways. We do not use your information for marketing or advertising (with the exception of the email newsletter, which is sent to only those who sign up for it). We do not participate in Google Adsense, but we are affiliates of some 3D/2D resource venders. No customer information is passed in affiliate links. Some of your IP information may be saved for website statistics and Google Analytics–for example, to determine how many viewers we’ve had from which country.

Cajun Coyote Media, December 7, 2017