We realise people don’t want to read pages of terms and conditions in order to use a service like this, so here’s a summary of ours, written in plain English, but if you want to know more or are in any doubt, click here to view the detailed terms of service.
Text In Motion is a service provided by Bearman and Bearman, a partnership between Phil Bearman and Ross Bearman. The service supplies animations customised with your text as downloadable video files. Your payment for the service covers the cost of customising the animation and licenses you to use the supplied video on a royalty-free basis according to the terms of our royalty free license.
We do not guarantee the suitability of the videos produced using our service for any particular purpose. You agree not to hold us liable for any damages resulting from the use of videos created using our service.
When you purchase from Text in Motion you acknowledge that, due to the customised nature of the product, the right to cancel the contract under the UK The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, regulation 29(1) will be lost.
Limitations of the service are explained on the product page when you enter your customisation text.
The Company (also referred to as ‘us’ and ‘we’): Bearman and Bearman, a partnership between Phil Bearman and Ross Bearman.
The Customer (also referred to as ‘you’): A person or company who has created an account on The Site, and/or used The Service available through The Site.
User: Any person visiting the Site
The Service (also referred to as ‘Text In Motion’): Text In Motion is the name of the service provided by The Company. The business activity of The Service is detailed separately below.
The Site: The website located at the URL https://textinmotion.com
You must agree to this Terms of Service Agreement ("Agreement") if you are a User of the Company’s website located at the URL https://textinmotion.com or the Company’s services available through the website. This will be referred to as the "Site" or the “Services”.
We reserve the right at all times to vary, change, alter, amend, add to or remove any of these Terms. Please ensure that you review these Terms each time you use the Website as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the Website after the variation has been posted.
The current draft of these Terms was adopted and published on 20 August 2016.
The service we sell is the customising of animated videos. The videos can be customised in either or both of the following ways:
You make payment in exchange for us customising the video, supplying it to you as a downloadable file, and licensing that file, on a royalty free basis, for your use. The terms of the licence are detailed in a separate document - click here to view our licence agreement.
We retain copyright on all videos produced and supplied by us.
When you order from Text In Motion, we provide a ‘Customised Preview’ for your guidance. This is a still image with your specified text and/or uploaded image overlaid. We have designed this preview to give a representation of how your specified text or image will be laid out in the supplied video.
However, the accuracy of this layout is dependent on how the web browsing software on your computer renders it. It is therefore beyond our control, so we cannot guarantee its accuracy. We have tested our Customised Preview on a wide variety of modern web browsers to minimise the likelihood of an inaccurate representation.
For designs that contain customisable text, we guarantee that the video that we produce for you will contain the text that you supplied on the Site, and that the text will be arranged in the same number of lines, and number of characters per line as specified in your order.
Characters will be in the same case as they appear in the Customised Preview on the Site. In some designs, only uppercase characters are available, and the Site will automatically change any lowercase characters entered into uppercase.
For designs that require you to upload an image, we guarantee that the video that we produce for you will contain a representation of the image that you uploaded to the Site.
Due to the animated nature of the products, your text and/or image will not necessarily remain the same size and position throughout the video - it will be animated in the same way as the text in the Sample Video provided on the website.
On designs that require an image to be uploaded, the appearance of the finished video will be significantly affected by the quality and formatting of the supplied image. For this reason, you are able to order and view a watermarked version of your finished video before purchasing. You should use this facility to check that you are happy with the finished video before purchasing.
In the event that the text or image on the video we supply is either different to what you specified (i.e. different characters or a different image), or is a significantly different size to the what was shown in the Customised Preview when you ordered, we will offer to supply a corrected video.
By uploading an image to the Site you grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual (for the duration of the applicable copyright) license to reproduce the image, create and reproduce derivative works, distribute and display publicly the image and any derivatives and use the image within The Company to aid development of our services. The above rights are required to enable us to produce your purchased video and distribute it to you.
You understand and agree that although we will use reasonable efforts to ensure the Site is available to its Users, temporary interruptions of the services available through this Site may occur. The services available on this site are provided "AS IS" and the Company is not liable to you for any temporary interruption in Services.
By registering with us, you agree that all information provided to us is true and accurate and you will update this information in order to keep it current, complete and accurate. During the registration process, you will be asked to select a password. The password and your account are for your individual use only, and are not to be shared with anybody else. You agree to keep your password confidential at all times.
You agree to be fully responsible for activities or transactions that relate to your account or your password. You must notify us immediately if you learn of an unauthorised use of your password.
We reserve the right to cancel any orders where we believe the specified text (referred to from here on as a ‘submission’) is unacceptable. In these cases we will provide a full refund.
Examples of situations where we may consider a submission unacceptable would be if the specified text was: unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, contain explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals); victimise, harass, degrade, or intimidate an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability; infringe on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party; contain software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorised access to any data or other information of any third party; contains measures that could be used to determine the architecture of the Site, or could be used to decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer the Site; or are to be used for a commercial purpose of any kind. We do not endorse the contents of any Submissions, and expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with Submissions. We do not pre-screen or routinely monitor Submissions. We are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such content. You hereby consent to such removal and waive any claim against us arising out of such removal of content.
You agree that we may at any time, and at our sole discretion, terminate your account without prior notice to you and without reimbursement if we suspect a violation any of these Terms of Service. In addition, you acknowledge that we will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of systems or network security at other sites, including cooperating with law enforcement authorities in investigating suspected criminal violations.
In placing an order on the Site, you acknowledge that, due to the customised nature of the product, the right to cancel the contract under the UK The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, regulation 29(1) will be lost.
The Company is the owner and retains all proprietary rights to the Site, the services provided by the Site, and all associated copyrights, trademarks, brands, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights under law. You are permitted to use the Site and its content only as specifically authorised by us.
The Company's trademarks and/or service marks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not provided by the Company, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or users of the site, tarnishes or dilutes the marks, or disparages or discredits the Company.
Users are able to purchase “Account Credits” (abbreviated to “Credits”) on the Site. Once purchased, Credits may be exchanged for the Service. The amount of Credits required in exchange for the Service will be calculated on the basis that one credit is equivalent to one Pound Sterling. So an order with a total of £15 would cost 15 credits.
Credits only exist as integer values. When a discount is applied to an order, this may result in a price which isn’t an integer - eg £13.50. In this case, the cost in credits would be rounded up to the nearest integer - so an order totalling £13.50 would be charged as 14 credits.
Credits have no monetary value, so once purchased cannot be refunded, and in the event of the Company ceasing trading, credits will have no value.
You agree to indemnify and hold the Company and its employees harmless from any liabilities, claims, expenses or demands, including reasonable legal fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of (a) your use or misuse of the Site or Services, (b) the viewing of your content or video, (c) the violation of laws, rules, regulations or terms this Agreement, (d) your failure to comply with the Site’s terms of service, (e) infringement by your content, by you, or by someone using your account, of any intellectual property or any other right of any person or entity. The Company reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with the Company in asserting any available defenses.
Although this Site may be accessible worldwide, we make no representation that materials on this site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from outside the United Kingdom do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. In addition, this Site and the services provided under this agreement may be subject to United Kingdom export control regulations or the export control regulations of other countries. You agree to comply strictly with all export control laws, and assume sole responsibility for obtaining licenses to export or re-export as required. You represent and warrant that you are not located in a country that is subject to a United Kingdom government embargo.
We may terminate or suspend your use of this Site at our discretion and for any reason. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity may be grounds for terminating your account and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Upon termination or suspension, regardless of the reasons therefore, your right to use the services available on this site immediately ceases, and you acknowledge and agree that we may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or this site. We shall not be liable to you or any third party for any claims or damages arising out of any termination or suspension or any other actions taken by us in connection therewith. The following sections of these Terms of Service will survive termination: Intellectual Property, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification, Termination of Use, Referral Program, Governing Law, Miscellaneous.
The Company may offer a referral program, whereby an incentive is offered to a user ("Referrer") who refers another user to the Site. The Company reserves the right to discontinue, terminate or modify the referral program at any time. Credits or incentives awarded to a Referrer are not transferable, and have no cash value. Referrers are not agents of the Company, and are not authorised to make any commitment on behalf of the Company. The Company is not responsible for the conduct of Referrers, and Referrers agree to hold the Company harmless from and against any claims arising from Referrer's conduct. Referrer's participation in a referral program is expressly conditioned upon Referrer's agreement and compliance with the following:
Any failure to comply with the above or using unapproved methods of referring third parties to the Site, including without limitation delivering the Site content in a framed environment, is a violation of this Terms of Service, will not result in a credit or incentive to Referrer, and may result in a termination or suspension of Referrer's account at the Company’s discretion.
The laws of England will apply to all matters relating to these Terms of Service, the use of this Site and/or services provided through this Site.
All notices to a User or to the Company shall be in writing and shall be made either via email or conventional mail. Notices to us must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, if by email, or at Bearman and Bearman, Unit A Aldow Enterprise Park, Blackett Street, Manchester, M12 6AE, if by conventional mail. Notices to you will be sent to the email address supplied for your account. In addition, we may broadcast notices or messages through the site to inform you of changes to the site or other matters of importance, and such broadcasts shall constitute notice to you. Any notices or communication under these Terms of Service will be deemed delivered to the party receiving such communication (1) on the delivery date if delivered personally to the party; (2) two business days after deposit with a next day courier with written verification of receipt; (3) five business days after the mailing date, if sent by 1st Class Royal Mail, (4) on the delivery date if transmitted by email; or (5) immediately if broadcast by the Company. If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason, the other provisions shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and enforceable to the maximum possible extent.
Messaging services provided by social media such as Facebook and Twitter are not considered acceptable for notices.