Guidelines for Third Party Use of SimSimi Brand Features

Use of SimSimi Brand Features

General Information

Although we would like to accommodate all the requests we receive from users who want to add a touch of SimSimi to their sites, we are passionate about protecting the reputation of our brand as an objective and fair provider of search results. That means we have to turn down many requests because sites imply that SimSimi is endorsing them or is otherwise affiliated with them. The same applies if SimSimi's trademarks, logos, web pages, screen shots or other distinctive features ("SimSimi Brand Features" or "Brand Features") are associated with objectionable material, as determined by SimSimi.

As a result, we require that you have SimSimi's explicit written permission before using any SimSimi Brand Features. These Brand Features can be used only pursuant to these Guidelines, our Terms and Conditions and for the specific purposes for which SimSimi has given permission. If you have a written agreement with SimSimi that specifically addresses how you may use its Brand Features, you do not need to go through the approval process here unless you want to do something other than what has been authorised in your existing agreement. Otherwise, the only time you can use Brand Features without advance written permission is if there is clear and express language on our website stating that you can use those Brand Features without first obtaining permission.

When you use any of our Brand Features, you must always follow the Rules for Proper Use included in these Guidelines. In addition, SimSimi Inc. may provide you with written requirements as to the size, typeface, colours and other graphic characteristics of the SimSimi Brand Features. If we provide these requirements to you at the time of our approval, you must implement them before using our Brand Features. If we provide these requirements to you after we initially gave our permission, you must implement them within a commercially reasonable timeframe.

Approval Process

To request approval, complete the Permission Request Form and send it to us with the information specified in the form. Although, we will try to reply within 10 business days, we cannot guarantee that, and you cannot use SimSimi Brand Features until we have expressly granted you approval.

The approval to use SimSimi Brand Features is limited to the information provided in your request. If your anticipated use changes, before or after, SimSimi grants approval, you must update your request accordingly.

Please note that we can only give you permission to use the SimSimi Brand Features. We cannot give you permission to use any brand features belonging to third parties.

Trademark Basics

What is a trademark?

A trademark is a word, name, symbol or device (or a combination thereof) that identifies the goods or services of a person or company and distinguishes them from the goods and services of others. A trademark assures consumers of consistent quality with respect to those goods or services and aids in their promotion.

Why is it important to use marks correctly?

Rights to a trademark can last indefinitely if the owner continues to use the mark to identify its goods and services. If trademarks are not used properly, they may be lost and one of the company's most important assets may lose all of its value. Rights may be lost not only because of a trademark owner's improper use of the mark, but through improper use of the trademark by the public.

Rules for Proper Use

Things to do:

Things You Cannot Do