The following terms apply to licensing fees which may be part of obtaining a character license:
No materials which are part of EvoCrit are considered standalone products. Access and licenses require a non-banned EvoCrit account. Any characters are individually licensed to a single user ("Unique Characters") or to several users ("Standard Characters") for the duration of the licensing period. This is indefinite, but can be terminated for reasons including but not limited to:
We reserve the right to terminate license(s) at any time for any reason, though we will try to provide a reason should we be forced to terminate. The majority of license terminations will occur as part of administrative action for breaking these terms.
All EvoCrit-related designs which were obtained prior to these Terms will also be subject to them upon agreement. A design is EvoCrit-related if it is part of a project or species which is currently part of EvoCrit.
Characters created for EvoCrit projects are permitted to be used in:
World Status is used as a shorthand to denote whether such authorization may be granted:
Regardless of whether authorization is granted, you are able to commission or create images, etc. with other characters, just note that non-canon images will not count for project currency and images should still not contain content that is not allowed for the species/project.
Characters may not be used commercially (e.g. selling the character, or physical items or art with the character. Commissions are exempt from this.).
You may not use an EvoCrit character which is not approved or for which your license was terminated or transferred in any way.
Much of the characters' designs are set in stone at the time of their creation, to maintain consistency with the source material on their evocrit.com source. However, under certain circumstances, users may be permitted to make certain changes to the designs of the characters licensed to them, limited to:
Any changes not expressly listed are forbidden, unless explicitly pre-approved by EvoCrit administration.
Key aspect or role is defined as anything that affects the character's abilities, how they are perceived by those around them, or anything that is integral to the character's species (for example, a Hood Pup's hood). Changes can be requested by contacting aquapyrofan. Changes related to any project can be requested through the project, once the criteria listed for that change are met.
Should major changes to the traits or structure of a species or project occur, any characters related to that project or species will have their appearances adjusted accordingly, and all of a licensee's future materials involving such characters should reflect that.
Licensees are permitted to create and post art of any licensed character at any stage of development that the character has reached or passed. However, they are required to remove any materials they have posted should the license be terminated.
Proper credit must be given for designs, art, and other materials. This is in the format of "Art by (Username)", "species owned by (Username)", etc. Any posting of such materials should not imply ownership beyond the scope of the license (for example, "character © me", as the copyright is owned by aquapyrofan). Where possible, you must ping aquapyrofan in the credits. This is so it's easier to keep track of what has been posted where.
Posting the original art or materials, including materials from EvoCrit and materials posted by EvoCrit administration on other sites, on any site aside from Toyhou.se can result in the immediate termination of any or all licenses held by the licensee in violation of these rules, but will generally result in a warning first (unless several pieces have been uploaded). Exceptions may be granted, with the explicit pre-approval of EvoCrit administration.
Licensees can freely post EvoCrit characters to Toyhou.se, provided they list aquapyrofan in the "Creator" field (through the "On-Site Creator" option) and credit any art properly. Failure to properly credit may result in termination of licenses.
In the case of "make your own" characters, "create your own" characters, or similar, where a user is permitted full control over the designing of a new character with given restrictions (such as traits or use of a specific file):
In the case of "design slots", where a user is permitted to create their own design for a character with pre-determined traits:
In the case of customs and semi-customs, where a design is created with some input from a user:
Any licensed Character that was created with input from the licensee (through a MYO, design slot, semi-custom, etc.) that is found to be based in part or whole on a trademarked or copyrighted property will have their license immediately terminated, and the licensee may face termination of other licenses. This does not apply if the basis is minor or generic enough.
EvoCrit character licenses are transferable. Characters must have their owner onsite set to another user for a license transfer to take place. The following rules apply to license transfers using this method:
The following content is barred from EvoCrit in all forms, with no exceptions:
Certain projects may restrict the following content, which will be listed in their rules:
Content which breaks these rules, depending on type, severity, and number of infractions, may receive the following administrative actions (or others not listed) as applicable:
To report someone in violation of these rules, please send an email to email@example.com with any relevant information.
Using glitches, bugs, or unexpected effects from code ("exploits") to deliberately gain items, project currency, or any form of unfair advantage is forbidden. Exploits will be patched when possible, and can be reported (along with suspected abuse) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, other methods of gaining an unfair advantage or doing things which are unintended, such as cheating, scamming, or abusing loopholes in the rules are forbidden. If a user is found to be cheating, scamming, or intentionally using exploits to gain advantages, their account will be terminated.
Should a license be terminated, there will be no compensation for any licensing fees from EvoCrit or its administrators.
Alteration of the design associated with a terminated license to convert them to another species without making significant changes to design, marking, and color scheme is forbidden, and can result in the termination of any or all licenses held by the licensee in question.