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Crowdtilt Brand Guidelines

While we strive to accommodate all the requests we receive from users who want to add a touch of Crowdtilt to their sites, we must at the same time protect the reputation of our brand. That means we have to turn down some requests because sites imply that Crowdtilt is endorsing them or is otherwise affiliated with them. The same applies if Crowdtilt’s trademarks, logos, web pages, screen shots, or other distinctive features (“Crowdtilt Brand Features” or “Brand Features“) are associated with objectionable material, as determined by Crowdtilt.

These Brand Features can be used only pursuant to these Guidelines, our Terms of Use, and for the specific purposes for which Crowdtilt has given permission.

If you have a written agreement with Crowdtilt that specifically addresses how you may use its Brand Features, you don’t need to go through the approval process here unless you want to do something other than what has been authorized in your existing agreement. Otherwise, the only time you can use Brand Features without advance written permission is if there is clear and express language on our website stating that you can use those Brand Features without first obtaining permission.

You can find a list of Crowdtilt’s trademarks here, as well as rules for proper usage.

You can request permission to use Crowdtilt Brand Features here.



Crowdtilt Brand Features Terms and Conditions

If Crowdtilt approves your request to use any Crowdtilt trademarks, logos, web pages, screen shots, or other distinctive features (“Crowdtilt Brand“), you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the “Brand Agreement.”)

You agree to comply with the Guidelines for Third Party Use of Crowdtilt Brand Features. So long as you do so, and provided that Crowdtilt expressly approves your permission request, Crowdtilt grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, royalty-free limited license to use the Crowdtilt’s Brand Features set forth in your corresponding Permission Request Form for the sole purpose and only for the materials set forth therein. Any use of the Crowdtilt Brand Features must be accompanied by a notice that clearly indicates that the Crowdtilt Brand Features are trademarks or distinctive brand features of Crowdtilt Inc.

Crowdtilt reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate or modify your permission to display the Crowdtilt Brand Features and to take action against any use that does not conform to these terms and conditions, infringes any Crowdtilt intellectual property or other right, or violates applicable law.

Except as set forth above, nothing herein grants or should be deemed to grant to you any right, title or interest in or to the Crowdtilt Brand Features. Your use of the Crowdtilt Brand Features will inure to the benefit of Crowdtilt. You agree not to challenge or assist others to challenge the Crowdtilt Brand Features (except to the extent such restriction is prohibited by applicable law,) and you agree not to register or attempt to register any domain names, trademarks, trade names, or other distinctive brand features that are confusingly similar to those of Crowdtilt.

The Crowdtilt Brand Features are provided “as is” and Crowdtilt disclaims any warranties either expressed or implied by law regarding the Crowdtilt Brand Features, including warranties of noninfringement. Furthermore, because you are not being charged for use of the Crowdtilt Brand Features, in no event shall Crowdtilt be liable to you for the subject matter of this Agreement under any theory of liability including for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive, exemplary or other damages arising out of this Agreement or the use of the Crowdtilt Brand Features. This limitation shall apply even if Crowdtilt was or should have been aware or advised of the possibility of such damages and notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy stated herein. Some states do not allow exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

You may not assign your rights or delegate your obligations under this Agreement without Crowdtilt’s prior written consent. This Agreement is not intended to benefit, nor shall it be deemed to give rise to, any rights in any third party. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflict of law principles. The venue for any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be in Santa Clara County, California. The parties are independent contractors. Neither party shall be deemed to be an employee, agent, partner or legal representative of the other for any purpose and neither shall have any right, power or authority to create any obligation or responsibility on behalf of the other. The waiver by Crowdtilt of a breach of any provision hereof shall not be taken or held to be a waiver of the provision itself. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent allowed by law and the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. This Agreement, the Guidelines for Third Party Use of Crowdtilt Brand Features, and the Permission Request Form, constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.



Rules for proper usage

When you use any of our Brand Features, you must always follow the Rules for Proper Usage included in these Guidelines. In addition, Crowdtilt may provide you with written requirements as to the size, typeface, colors, and other graphic characteristics of the Crowdtilt Brand Features. If we provide these requirements to you at the time of our approval, you must implement them before using our Brand Features. If we provide these requirements to you after we initially gave our permission, you must implement them within a commercially reasonable timeframe.

Things you must do when given permission to use a Crowdtilt trademark:

  • If you are using a Crowdtilt trademark, distinguish the trademark from the surrounding text in some way. Capitalize the first letter, capitalize or italicize the entire mark, place the mark in quotes, use a different type style or font for the mark than for the generic name.
  • If you do not capitalize the entire mark, always spell and capitalize the trademark exactly as they are shown in the Crowdtilt Trademarks and Suggested Accepted Generic Terms below.
  • Use the trademark only as an adjective, never as a noun or verb, and never in the plural or possessive form.
  • Use a generic term following the trademark, for example: CROWDTILT campaign and Crowdtilt fundraiser.
  • Use only Crowdtilt-approved artwork when using Crowdtilt’s logos.
  • If you are using a Crowdtilt logo on a web page, there must exist a minimum spacing of 25 pixels between each side of the logo and other graphic or textual elements on your web page.

Things not permitted:

  • One of the conditions for all uses is that you can’t mess around with our marks. Only we get to do that. Don’t remove, distort or alter any element of a Crowdtilt Brand Feature. That includes modifying a Crowdtilt trademark, for example, through hyphenation, combination or abbreviation, such as: Crowdtilty, Crowdtiltmania, Crowdtil. Do not shorten, abbreviate, or create acronyms out of Crowdtilt trademarks.
  • Don’t display a Crowdtilt Brand Feature as the most prominent element on your web page.
  • Don’t display a Crowdtilt Brand Feature in any manner that implies a relationship or affiliation with, sponsorship, or endorsement by Crowdtilt, or that can be reasonably interpreted to suggest editorial content has been authored by, or represents the views or opinions of Crowdtilt or Crowdtilt personnel.
  • Don’t display a Crowdtilt Brand Feature on any web site that contains or displays adult content, promotes gambling, involves the sale of tobacco or alcohol to persons under twenty-one years of age, or otherwise violates applicable law.
  • Don’t display a Crowdtilt Brand Feature in a manner that is in Crowdtilt’s sole opinion misleading, unfair, defamatory, infringing, libelous, disparaging, obscene or otherwise objectionable to Crowdtilt.
  • Don’t display a Crowdtilt Brand Feature on a site that violates any law or regulation.
  • Don’t frame or mirror any Crowdtilt page.
  • Don’t incorporate Crowdtilt Brand Features into your own product name, service names, trademarks, logos, or company names.
  • Don’t copy or imitate Crowdtilt’s trade dress, including the look and feel of Crowdtilt web design properties or Crowdtilt brand packaging, distinctive color combinations, typography, graphic designs, product icons, or imagery associated with Crowdtilt.
  • Don’t adopt marks, logos, slogans, or designs that are confusingly similar to our Brand Features.
  • Don’t use or register Crowdtilt trademarks as or incorporated in social media account names, profiles, or monikers.
  • Don’t register Crowdtilt trademarks as second or third level domain names.
  • Don’t use Crowdtilt trademarks in a way that suggests a common, descriptive, or generic meaning.
  • Trademark rights vary from country to country. Some countries have severe criminal and civil penalties for improper use of the registration symbol. Therefore, don’t use the registration symbol (®) in countries where the mark has not been registered.



Our trademarks

The following is an illustrative, non-exhaustive list of trademarks owned by Crowdtilt Inc. as well as suggested generic terms for those trademarks.

We ask that you put one of the following taglines at the bottom of the page etc., whenever you feature the Crowdtilt logo:

  • © 2013 Crowdtilt, Inc. All rights reserved. Crowdtilt is a registered trademark of Crowdtilt, Inc.
  • © 2013 Crowdtilt Inc. All rights reserved. [Insert Trademark] is a trademark of Crowdtilt, Inc.

When using a Crowdtilt product screenshot or data

We ask that you put the following tagline beneath any image featuring a Crowdtilt product screenshot or data:

  • Crowdtilt is registered trademarks of Crowdtilt Inc., used with permission.

Trademark list

  • Crowdhoster™ software
  • Get Tilted™ slogan
  • Group Fund Anything™ slogan
  • Tilt® software feature
  • Tilt™ slogan