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Copyright and Trademark Notice  by 
Unless otherwise specified, all materials appearing on this site, including the text, site design, product names, toy designs, painted designs, logos, graphics, icons, and images, as well as the selection, assembly and arrangement thereof, are the sole property of this Store, Things for Wings Copyright © 2014, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  You may use the content of this site only for the purpose of shopping on this site or placing an order on this site and for no other purpose. No materials, designs from this site may be copied, reproduced, modified, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means without our prior written permission. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Any unauthorized use of the materials appearing on this site may violate copyright, trademark and other applicable laws and could result in criminal or civil penalties.

Understanding Copyright Laws

Prior to Things for Wings, I had a craft business, not know much about copying and competition, I had a business steal mine right out from under me.  She used my photographs, and set up her own website, selling my designs.  You will notice all of my images have watermarks on them, this is the reason.  I am very protective over my toy designs.  

Things for Wings Brand Toys are like no other.  The unique ideas coupled with my knack for design have set the toys apart from the average bird toy maker.  Over the years I have had many people try and replicate my toys, my ideas, my themes, my wording, my site, my ~collections~, my colour schemes etc.  I have designed parts and had them made specifically for my toys, only to find out the manufacturer began selling them to other toy makers.  The more popular Things for Wings becomes, the more this issue is something I deal with regularly.  

It is a hard pill to swallow when I spend almost every waking minute coming up with something unique, then to find another just take that idea and profit from it, to me, it is theft.  The more I allow for another to use my ideas in their own way, the more diluted my originality becomes.  

Copyright has existed for hundreds of years (it even predates the US Constitution). The underlying idea is to give creators of certain works the right to control the reuse and distribution of that work (whether an exact copy or a modified version).

Copyright law says that a work has to be "original" to be protected. "Original" doesnít mean innovative. "Original" in the legal sense means that the creator didnít copy anyone else. Under copyright law, you are not entitled to use someone elseís work as a basis for your own. You have to originate your own works, creating them from scratch. For example, in one famous case, a photographer was found to have copied the photograph of another artist even though he used a different model and location. The details of the second photograph were so similar to the first (the look, layout and subject matter) that the court found copyright infringement.

Copyright is intended to strike a balance between freedom to be inspired and protection for those who create. For example, facts are not covered by copyright. Utilitarian works, such as instructions or recipes, are not covered. Everyone is free to use ideas and information. Copyright only extends to the unique expression of ideas, not the idea itself.

Copyright is not intended to limit sharing of ideas and does not cover the underlying idea itself. So the painter of a landscape canít stop other people from painting landscapes. They can only stop other artists from using their specific painting as a basis for another work.

Though copyright does not cover ideas, to the extent the idea can be expressed in many different ways, each expression will be protected by copyright. But the components of expression, such as individual words and phrases or individual shapes and design elements, are not protected. The expression has to extend beyond the individual components. The simpler the design, the less protection provided by copyright.
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Other Conditions  by 
These Conditions will supersede any terms and/or conditions you include with any purchase order, regardless of whether Things for Wings signs them or not. We reserve the right to make changes to this site and these Conditions at any time.
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Privacy  by 
We keep your personal information private and secure. When you make a purchase from our site, you provide your name, email address, credit card information, address, phone number, and a password. We use this information to process your orders, to keep you updated on your orders and to personalize your shopping experience.

Our secure servers protect your information using advanced encryption techniques and firewall technology.

To keep you informed about our latest offers, we may notify you of current promotions, specials and new additions to the Things for Wings site. You may unsubscribe from our newsletters by following the unsubscribe instructions in any email you receive from us.

When entering any of our contests or prize drawings, you provide your name, email address and mailing address. If you win, we will send the prize to the address entered and notify you by email. When you enter a contest or drawing you are also included in our newsletter list to receive notice of promotions, specials and new additions to the Things for Wings site. You may unsubscribe from this news list by following the unsubscribe instructions in any email received.

We use "cookies" to keep track of your current shopping session to personalize your experience and so that you may retrieve your shopping cart at any time.

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Returns  by 
We have a no return policy. All sales are final.
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Typographical Errors  by 
In the event a product is listed at an incorrect price due to typographical error or error in pricing information received from our suppliers, Things for Wings shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product listed at the incorrect price. Our Store shall have the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is canceled, Our Store shall immediately issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the incorrect price
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