Fan Content Policy
If there is one thing that makes us happy, it's players being inspired by our stories and games. If this inspires you to create content around our games or the GameHouse universe: perfect!
There are some things that need to be considered though, as we want to make sure that any communication around our games is done with good intentions and in a clear and correct manner.
This policy governs your use of GameHouse BV ("GameHouse") copyrights and trademarks from our Delicious Emily, Fabulous Angela, Heart's Medicine and other games. We will not give warnings for violations of this Policy.
1. SPECIFIC RULES FOR FAN CONTENT
Fan Content Purposes only. When we talk about Fan Content purposes, we mean this: Your use of GameHouse Assets in Fan Content must be limited to displaying, identifying and discussing only GameHouse's products as permitted by this Policy. You cannot create new products or content based on GameHouse Assets, such as games based on the GameHouse game characters. Not even if they were free. Permitted Fan Content normally includes for example non-commercial fan-generated online guides and guide apps, fan meetups, fan pages and gameplay videos as long as they follow this Policy.
Be non-commercial. You are not permitted to charge a fee of any kind (including in-app functionalities) from customers or visitors to your Fan Content, unless this has expressly been approved by GameHouse. The two exceptions to this rule are monetization of your Fan Content through ads or by donations. If you use ads, they must comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and developer policies. If you use donations in connection with the content you create, they must be purely donations in nature and not tied to any special features, IAPs or other benefits of any kind.
Respect your fellow human beings. We create our games to inspire players around the world - regardless of race, gender, favorite food or preferred clothing style. Keep any Fan Content inclusive and constructive. We do not tolerate racism, homophobia, sexism, misogyny or other forms of hate-speech, or contributions that could be interpreted as such.
Respect GameHouse's brand. You cannot create the impression that GameHouse is a sponsor or creator of or otherwise endorses your Fan Content. You also cannot create any materials from the GameHouse Assets that are similar to GameHouse's logos, trademarks or other elements of GameHouse's products and services. You can't modify GameHouse Assets without our express permission.
Beware of spoilers. The games we create are story-driven. Some fans play our games because of the stories (rather than the games). Be aware to either warn for spoilers or avoid spoilers (and tease the story 😉).
Keep it online. You are not permitted to manufacture or distribute (for free or otherwise) physical items such as T-shirts that bear any GameHouse Assets or other GameHouse intellectual property without a separate, express written agreement between you and GameHouse.
No novels, theatricals or the like. Without our express written permission you are not permitted to write, produce or create any novels, theatrical productions or other adaptations that include GameHouse's intellectual property
Insert disclaimers. Do include the following notice (or a substantially similar unofficiality notice) in a font legible to end users of the Fan Content in connection with your use of GameHouse Assets: "This content is not affiliated with, endorsed, sponsored, or specifically approved by GameHouse and GameHouse is not responsible for it. For more information see GameHouse's Fan Content Policy: xxx"
No domains or the like. You can't register domain names, social media accounts or related addresses for your Fan Content which include GameHouse's trademarks without a separate written agreement with us.
2. ADDITIONAL TERMS
Developer policies and agreements. Respecting the rules of the platform or channel you choose to share your Fan Content on is very important to GameHouse. You must always follow applicable developer policies and agreements in force from time to time.
Our use of your Fan Content. We may from time to time use, improve or modify your Fan Content without compensation in a manner we consider reasonable, for example by using it in our games, reposting it in our online channels or using it in our marketing activities.
Unpublished information and feedback. If you receive information from us regarding not-yet-published content, you need to keep that information to yourself and not disclose it to anyone else. Also, if you give us any kind of feedback, information or suggestions regarding our games or otherwise, you understand that we can use it without further compensation or other obligations to you.
We reserve the right to determine what type of Fan Content we are OK with and may revoke the limited use license in this Policy at any time and for any reason.
This Policy is part of the GameHouse Terms, and we may modify it at any time. When using GameHouse Assets for Fan Content purposes, your use is subject to the GameHouse Terms of Service (including any warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability). In the event a term of this Policy conflicts with a term of the Terms of Service, the terms of service take precedence with respect to any issues related to Fan Content.