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Decatur Makers asset use rules and restrictions

With express permission from Decatur Makers, you may use all presented Decatur Marker logos and other brand assets solely in reference to Decatur Makers in an approved and relevant context.

Example of allowable use: Placing the Decatur Makers logo on a web page that lists education nonprofits or online computer science learning resources.

Example of allowable use: Placing the Decatur Makers logo and a headshot on a web page or program at a conference where a Decatur Makers staff member is speaking.

Example of prohibited use: Placing the Decatur Makers logo on a website about coding that does not reference Decatur Makers.

No modification. Decatur Makers brand assets must be used as provided by Decatur Makers with no modifications. Do not remove, distort, or alter any element of the brand assets or change any colors.

Example of prohibited use: Creating and using a version of the Decatur Makers logo in red.

No incorporation. Do not incorporate Decatur Makers brand assets into your own logo, brand assets, or the like.
Example of prohibited use: *Creating a logo stacking your own logo on Decatur Makers’s.

No confusingly similar marks or trade dress. Do not use any confusingly similar approximations of Decatur Makers brand assets or use Decatur Makers brand assets in a manner that might create confusion about who owns them.

Do not attempt to obtain ownership rights in our brand assets, or, whether by trademark registration, domain name registration (including second-level domain names), or otherwise. Do not copy or imitate Decatur Makers website design, distinctive color combination, style, graphic designs, or imagery.*

Example of prohibited use: Using the Decatur Makers logo graphic with a different name.

No confusing source. Do not use Decatur Makers logo brand assets in a manner that implies that Decatur Makers is the source of your products or service. Do not link the Decatur Makers logo to any site outside of the Decatur Makers domain.

Example of prohibited use: Placing the Decatur Makers logo next to your product name.

Example of prohibited use: Naming your event “Decatur Makers Create Summit.”

No implied endorsement. Do not display Decatur Makers brand assets in any manner that overstates your relationship with Decatur Makers.

Do not use Decatur Makers brand assets in a manner that implies Decatur Makers endorses or authorizes your content, organization, services, or products unless you have explicit written permission from Decatur Makers to do so. Do not use Decatur Makers brand assets in a manner that implies a partnership without a formal partnership agreement in place or express written permission. We suggest that you include a disclaimer of association or endorsement where appropriate. (E.g. “Decatur Makers is not associated with, nor does it endorse or sponsor this [website / product / event / content / etc].”)

If you’re an official Decatur Makers partner (such as a school district, or a tutorial partner), you may reproduce the “In partnership with Decatur Makers” logo using the guidelines and media files on this website only. Decatur Makers and any version of our logo may not be used without the explicit permission of Decatur Makers, and only according to the approved logo guidelines.

Example of prohibited use: Placing the Decatur Makers logo on a web page that is entitled “Endorsed by” or “Partners.”

No inappropriate prominence. Do not display Decatur Makers brand assets in a manner that makes them the most distinctive or prominent feature on your web page, printed material, or other content without express written permission from Decatur Makers to do so.

Example of prohibited use: Organizing an event where there is very little presence of your organization’s brand in the signage, but a huge Decatur Makers logo banner.

No objectionable or unlawful use. Do not display Decatur Makers brand assets in a manner that is misleading, unfair, defamatory, infringing, libelous, disparaging, obscene, or otherwise objectionable to Decatur Makers.

Do not display Decatur Makers brand assets on any website, printed material, product, or other form of content that contains, displays, or promotes pornography or similar adult content, gambling, the sale of tobacco, alcohol, or firearms. Do not display Decatur Makers brand assets on websites or materials whose content violates the law.

No merchandise/manufactured goods. Do not display Decatur Makers brand assets on physical or commercial goods without express permission from Decatur Makers to do so, even if they are not for sale.

Example of prohibited use: Printing t-shirts with the Decatur Makers logo.

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