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💮 Disclaimer 💮

This ToS is for all Fuwa Bozu adopts, a closed species by Rai Huang (Raishiteruu).
They apply on all platforms (DA, FA, etc.) where Fuwa Bozu content is created.
Terms may change without warning; there is a one-week buffer for client agreement.
All users will be held accountable for any updates a week after they've been made.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who breaks this ToS.
By purchasing from us, you are automatically agreeing to these written statements.

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💮 ADOPTION AND OWNERSHIP 💮

As a closed species, Fuwa Bozu cannot be made by the general public.
Users do not have the rights to create an official one without written permission.
Fuwa Bozu creation without permission will not be recognized by the community.
Attempts to do so may result in a ban from the group.

Adoption Process & Character Rights

You will not, in any way, receive rights to the Fuwa Bozu species itself.
Upon full payment, you will receive the rights to the character design only.
You have full rights to the character's development after that point.
You have partial rights to the group and community activities.
You may not claim the original design idea or original artwork as yours.
You may not trace or recreate my designs for any sort of public use or sale.
You may not use Fuwa Bozu designs for commercial purposes.
We retain all copyrights over any artwork, which include the right to distribute, reproduce, or use the image for self-promotion, unless otherwise agreed upon.
We cannot claim intellectual property over, reuse, or resell the character design for personal and commercial projects unless otherwise agreed upon.

Documentation of Ownership

Fuwa Bozu are tracked via the visual masterlist hosted at FuwaScroll.
This account is the only acceptable proof of ownership of an official Fuwa Bozu.
You must be listed as the owner on FuwaScroll before receiving your rights.
We do not recognize co-ownership; each Fuwa Bozu will only be registered to one user.
While co-ownership can happen in private, we are not responsible for any drama that arises.
Any punishments will be given to the user the Fuwa Bozu is registered to.
If you are having issues with proof of ownership, please contact the group.

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💮 PAYMENT GUIDELINES 💮

By default, all payments will be made in USD via PayPal.
The specific method of payment — ie: PP.me or invoicing — may vary.
However, other methods may be accepted at the designer's discretion.
Payment is due upfront before full ownership of the character's design is transferred to you.
Do not send payment until prompted; methods may vary depending on the guest artist.

Payment Plans

Payment plans may be available for certain orders, but must be discussed beforehand.
There is a required, non-refundable 30% down payment for any payment plan.
From the purchase date, the client has 30 days in however many increments as negotiated.
We reserve the right to decline payment plans for any reason.
If not paid within 30 days, the user will be refunded anything they paid beyond the 30% down payment.
Failure to pay will result in a warning and the design will be resold.
Grace periods can be worked out if the user is unable to pay, but again, please communicate.
Failed payment plans may result in a temporary ban.
Attempted or successful chargebacks may result in a permanent pan.

Auctions

In terms of auctions, please only bid with money you immediately have and will not spend until the auction is over.
Each auction will have its own specified end time, so be sure to read the description.
When bidding, please reply to the specified comment, then to the highest bidder.
Please refrain from making discouraging or guilt-tripping remarks at other bidders.
Please do not hide your bids; users who hide their bids may be banned from future auctions.
If you make a typo, please do not edit your comment or hide it, simply make a new comment.
You are not allowed to drop out of an auction if you are the highest bidder.
If you bid at all, you must retain the funds that you bid in case someone drops from the auction.
You are individually held responsible for what you offer!

Flat Sales

In terms of flat sales, please be ready to pay within 24 hours after contact.
Flat sales are first come, first serve, so please reply to the correct comment to claim.
They do not have time limits but do not offer or bargain on their set prices.
Again, please do not edit or hide comments, simply make a new one.
If you do not pay within the buffer time, we have the right to give the opportunity to the next user.

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💮 TRANSFER GUIDELINES 💮

Fuwa Bozu owners are free to transfer their Fuwa Bozu to other users.
However, the FuwaScroll masterlist must be notified of any ownership changes.
For instruction on how to update the masterlist, please see FuwaScroll.
When purchasing a Fuwa Bozu from a second party, you are responsible for making sure they're the official owner.
You may check by checking FuwaScroll for their entry and looking at the comments.
We do not "owe" you a design if you were scammed by any second parties.
However, we would appreciate being informed about scammers so we may warn others and blacklist them.
Methods of transfer include resale, trading, and gifting.

Resales

You may only resell a Fuwa Bozu at what you purchased it for or lower.
They may only be sold at a higher price if they come with commissioned artwork.
This means you paid for additional art to be made of them; you must provide proof of purchase of any artwork.
However, the additional resale value can only be equal to or less than the money spent on commissions.
Please note the group with said proofs of purchase in order to receive the new resale value.
If resold at higher or lower than it was originally bought for, that price becomes the Fuwa Bozu's new price point.

Trading & Gifting

If you submit a trade journal to advertise, it must include the Fuwa Bozu's masterlist entry.
After successful trades, the masterlist at FuwaScroll should be updated ASAP.
You may trade your Fuwa Bozu for other items deemed of equal or lesser value.
This includes character designs, artwork, merchandise, etc.
If you trade for or are gifted a Fuwa Bozu, it still retains its current resale value.

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💮 ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND RIGHTS 💮

Aside from auctions and flat sales, there are also other methods of obtaining Fuwa Bozu.
As a result of obtaining the design rights, you are also privy to redesigns.

Customs

Custom orders of Fuwa Bozu may only be taken by Rai or a guest artist.
Availability, pricing, and required information will vary depending on the designer and opening.
Generally speaking, payment must be upfront before a custom is started.
Please do not request a custom based on an already-existing design unless you have full rights to the design.
Guest artists are automatically allowed to do customs, but they will count towards their allotted five designs per month.

MYOs

MYO slots are only allowed to be sold and offered by Rai.
MYO sales are always open (see Creation Corner) unless otherwise stated.
MYO slots are sold based on rarity, meaning designers can only create Fuwa Bozu with traits of said rarity or lower.
MYO slots do not expire unless otherwise specified.
Do not base a Fuwa Bozu off an existing character unless you own its character rights.
While you may be inspired by copyrighted characters, it may not be an exact rip-off.
Please also be aware that others may be inspired by the same characters, which may result in similar designs.
We are not responsible for disputes that arise from drawing inspiration from the same sources.
You may transfer MYO slots following the same guidelines from the "Transfer Guidelines" section.
You may commission others to design your MYO slot.
MYO designs must be approved by Rai before they will be officially recognized by the group.

DTAs

DTA (draw-to-offer) contests may be hosted and run through the Fuwa Bozu group.
Rules may vary per DTA, so please read the provided information carefully.
You cannot resell DTA designs without additional commissioned artwork.
Do not harass the judges or participants throughout the duration of the contest.
If you do not want your contest entry to be received by the winner as gift art, please state that beforehand.

Raffles

Raffles may be hosted and run through the Fuwa Bozu group.
Rules may vary per raffle, so please read the provided information carefully.
Raffle designs cannot be resold without additional commissioned artwork.
Raffle winners are chosen by RNG, so please do not harass the hosts/participants.
Do not create multiple accounts to gain more tickets.

Redesigning

You are allowed to redesign your Fuwa Bozu, however, there are guidelines.
Minor color and pattern changes are allowed, even without the use of items.
The redesign must look similar to the original; it cannot be unrecognizable.
Anything more than that will require the purchase of in-group items.
You may not change the animal the Fuwa Bozu is based on.
Redesigns must be approved by the group before being officially recognized.

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💮 REFUSAL OF SERVICE 💮

Rai and guest artists reserve the right to refuse purchases or services without question.
We do not reserve the right nor have the power to revoke a design that has already been purchased.
In the event of a chargeback incident, Fuwa Bozu may be revoked as you did not actually complete the purchase.
We can remove designs from group protections, delegitimize them from the masterlist, and revoke access to the community.

Banning & Suspension

Rai is the only person with the power to officially ban or suspend you from the group.
However, guest artists can still personally ban or suspend you from their services.
Bans and suspensions are a result from breakage of contract and will depend on the severity of the situation.
You will be notified if you are banned and will be given reasons along with proof.
Your case may be re-evaluated with good behavior but it is not a guarantee.
You may be placed on a public blacklist should you be banned as a warning for other users and groups.

Possible Offenses

Things that are considered grounds for banning include but are not limited to:
• continuous harassment of other users •
• purposefully inciting drama •
• attempted or successful scamming •
• dishonesty in terms of payment or identity •
• any breakage of this contract •

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I, [username], Agree That...

"...by purchasing a Fuwa Bozu — an original closed species — from Rai (Raishiteruu) or anyone else, I am only buying partial rights, meaning the character design itself. In no way will I gain property of the species itself, so any and all changes made to the design should be run over before being accepted.

I will love my Fuwa Bozu and treat it with care. I will not break any of the rules that have been set for me in this Terms of Service statement, and will abide by any and all additional rules. I acknowledge the fact that, should I be added to the blacklist for some valid reason, I may be stripped of any rights to own a Fuwa Bozu in the future."

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💮 Last Update 💮
2.1.20
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