Section 1: Acceptance
Section 2: Connections with Hatena and Nintendo.
Sudomemo has not and does not receive official endorsement from either Nintendo or Hatena. This service is solely provided and paid for by Austin Burk and run by staff (“Team Sudomemo”) with help from community donations. It is not managed in any way by Flipnote Hatena or Nintendo staff; any content that has been uploaded by staff has been uploaded in their spare time outside of working hours, where they do not represent either company.
Section 3: Uploaded Flipnotes and Content.
1. Flipnotes and other content posted to Sudomemo may be used by Team Sudomemo at any time for purposes such as promotions or demonstrations.
2. Users also acknowledge that Flipnotes and other content uploaded to the Sudomemo service may be revised or changed by other users (as ‘spin offs’) and be published (in whole or in part and including any modifications thereof) either on Sudomemo or elsewhere freely.
3. By uploading a Flipnote or other content, a user understands that they must own – or obtain – all rights and permissions necessary to post that Flipnote or other content. This can include copyrighted characters or assets, soundtracks, likenesses, trade secrets or other proprietary rights. If a user uploads a Flipnote or other content displaying other people, it is necessary for that user to obtain their permission beforehand.
4. Each user is solely responsible for:
(i) Interactions and exchanges of information with other users from their username.
(ii) The Flipnotes or other content they upload to Sudomemo through their username.
Therefore, users have the responsibility to make sure that other persons connecting to and using Sudomemo with their system/username are aware of the rules.
5. Team Sudomemo assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Sudomemo service. It is therefore the responsibility of each user to ensure that the Flipnotes and other content that they post is lawful and does not infringe on any third party’s rights.
Section 4: Content Policy (the ‘Rules’)
1. Prohibited Uses. The following activities are prohibited when using Sudomemo:
1-1. Using content owned by other people, unless you have permission
1-2. Using someone’s image or likeness without permission
1-3. Slandering, harassing, impersonating or causing a nuisance to another person
1-4. Criminal activity like fraud, hacking, or anything that might cause damage to servers or people’s consoles
1-5. Exploits or content that wasn’t created in the original Flipnote Studio software on a Nintendo DSi or Nintendo 3DS
1-6. Access to our Flipnote services via means other than official Nintendo hardware designed to run DSiWare
We understand that when content policies meet artistic expression, context and presentation must be taken into consideration.
For this reason, we strongly recommend reading our “Understanding Sudomemo’s Content Policy” article at https://flipnot.es/contentpolicy
1-7. Discrimination/abuse towards any group or individual based on race, nationality, religious belief, gender, social status, place of residence, physical characteristics, medical history, education, assets or income.
1-8. Gore, depictions of suicide, depictions of self harm, or content that may otherwise cause someone mental or physical harm.
1-9. Explicit sexual imagery or language, as well as erotic roleplay or soliciting sexual content from other people.
1-10. Use of very strong language, or frequent use of strong language.
1-11. Depictions of drug misuse.
Our removal and appeal process can be found in the Sudomemo Help Center at: https://flipnot.es/removal
Our suspension/ban appeal process can be found in the Sudomemo Help Center at: https://flipnot.es/suspension
As previously stated, Team Sudomemo reserves the right to decide whether Flipnotes and other content are appropriate and compliant with these rules in respect of violations other than copyright infringement, such as, but not limited to the activities listed above. Team Sudomemo may remove a Flipnote or other content from Sudomemo, temporarily limit, and/or suspend a user’s access for uploading such material, without prior notice.
Section 5: Making Claims of Infringement
If you believe that any material on the Sudomemo service infringes upon your copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, publicity rights, privacy rights, portrait rights or any other of your proprietary rights, you may contact Team Sudomemo by means provided elsewhere on this site.
Section 6: Miscellaneous.
1. Team Sudomemo reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of Sudomemo at any time and undertakes no obligations to preserve or provide access to any Flipnote or other content.
Section 7: Authority and Jurisdiction
Last Updated January 1st, 2021