of Use that all registered users of Buzztouch agree to abide by.
be read here: http://www.buzztouch.com/pages/terms.php
WHO THESE TERMS ARE FOR
The following terms are meant for a Buzztouch account holder that is, has been, or
considers creating Buzztouch Plugins. The
Plugin Developer may or may not use the Buzztouch Plugin Market (the "Market") to share, sell,
or distribute plugins to other app owners ("app owners").
THE SPIRIT OF THESE TERMS
The spirit of these terms is to make clear some rules and guidelines Plugin Developers must
follow before using the Plugin Creator tool and / or sharing or selling plugins in the
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
The Buzztouch Plugin Creator tool (found in Buzztouch account holder control panels)
is a powerful and flexible tool used to make entirely new screen types suiteable for
use in a mobile app created with the Buzztouch control panel.
The Buzztouch Plugin Marketplace is a powerful and flexible way to distribute
Buzztouch Plugins for free or for sale.
If you upload, create, or otherwise make available a Buzztouch Plugin in the Market,
(a "Plugin") by means of the services provided by buzztouch.com
("Buzztouch") via the buzztouch.com website or any of its subdomains ("Buzztouch Services"),
you (the "Plugin Developer") and the Plugin are subject to the following terms, and Buzztouch's
other locations on the buzztouch.com website. By creating and / or submitting a Plugin, you demonstrate your
agreement to these Terms. If you are an individual acting as a representative of a corporation or other
legal entity that wishes to use any Buzztouch services, you represent and agree that you accept the Terms on
behalf of such entity. If you have any questions about these terms, please email:
PLUGIN MARKET RULES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plugin Developers may choose to take advantage of the Plugin Market to share, sell,
or distribute source code as long as the following rules and guidelines are followed.
Plugin Developers must maintain their Buzztouch account in good standing. Unregistered
site visitors, and registered users with a Buzztouch free account type cannot access the
Plugin Creator Tool or use the Plugin Market to share or sell plugins.
Plugins submitted for inclusion in the market by a Plugin Developer must
be approved by Buzztouch staff prior to being released in the market.
Plugin Developers must include the GNU, General Public License with each plugin they
sell, give away, or distribute using the Plugin Market.
This is the same license all Buzztouch open source code ships
with. Details about the GNU, General Plugin license can be obtained at:
Plugin Developers determine the price of any plugins they are offering for
sale. Many plugins will be free, and many will be offered for sale. Average
plugin pricing and app owner ratings and reviews establish an
"expected" price for a plugin. Most plugins that are offered
for sale in the Plugin Market range between $5.00 and $15.00. However,
lower priced plugins, and significantly higher priced plugins are common.
The Buzztouch platform handles all financial transactions occuring in
the Plugin Market. Plugin Developers receive 70% commission for every sale of one
of their plugins. This means that every United States Dollar of revenue
generated by a plugin sale earns the plugin developer .70 (seventy United States cents).
Plugin Developers are paid earned commissions monthly if and when their commissions
balance exceeds $25.00 (twenty five United States Dollars). Commissions paid to
Plugin Developers are distributed using PayPal. Plugin Developers must maintain a
valid "PayPal Pay To" account in order to receive commissions. Commissions are paid
in United States Dollars. Commissions are processed between the 15th and 20th of each
calendar month. Commission calculations are calculated using purchase transaction
data from the previous full calendar month. This means that if a plugin is purchased
by an app owner on the 5th of July, the Plugin Developer would receive the earned
commission for that sale on or about the 15th of August.
Current and historical commission earnings information can be reviewed in any Plugin
Developer's Buzztouch account control panel. Commission disputes are settled by
referencing Buzztouch Plugin Market sales transaction data. Disagreements between
Plugin Developers and Buzztouch are possible. Plugin Developers are encouraged to
maintain a watchful eye on their commission earnings to avoid potential earnings
Outstanding and unpaid commissions earned by a Plugin Developer that no longer maintains
a Buzztouch registered user account are payable only by printed check. Printed checks are
not created automatically. If you have cancelled your Buzztouch account and feel you
are owed past earned commissions, request a printed check by sending a printed letter to
Buzztouch, 801 Lightouse Ave Ste 207, Monterey CA 93940, USA. Include your name, details
about your past earned (but unpaid) commissions within 90 days of your account cancellation.
Request made after 90 days are ignored.
App owners are only required to purchase any single plugin one time.
Plugin Developers are not allowed to charge fees for newer versions of an
Plugin Developers are not allowed to solicit app owners, site visitors, or plugin
purchasers for additional work, fees, girts, or other compensation on Buzztouch. This
does not mean a Plugin Developer cannot do work for hire for Buzztouch app owners,
or site visitors. It simply means that we are 100% against blatant solicitations by
Plugin Developers in our forums, on our site, or in our community. NOTE: Plugin
Developers are welcome and encouraged to use the Developer Profiles to promote their
Plugin Developers are not allowed to solicit app owners, site visitors, or plugin
purchasers for donations.Recieving donations is OK. Soliciting for donations is not.
App owners receive newly released versions of any plugin they
previously purchased at no charge. This means Plugin Developers may choose to
offer a totally new plugin for sale (that may be largely based on a previous offering)
in order to "sell an upgrade" to app owners that previously purchased some of their work.
This is not prohibited but Plugin Developers can expect an
additional level of plugin approval scrutiny from Buzztouch staff if this becomes a
pattern or problematic.
Plugin Developers must embrace the idea that their plugin will be subject
to reviews and rating by app owners that have installed their plugin.
Ratings may be negative or positive. Plugin Developers will be given the
opportunity to respond to negative or positive reviews using the
Buzztouch control panel.
Plugin Developers must provide an actual developer name (a company name is OK) or an
actual Buzztouch screen name in the
plugin's config.txt file. This is the "authorName" name field.
No contact information is required but an actual name, company
name, or Buzztouch screen name is.
Plugin Developers cannot include HTML in the plugin package's config.txt or readme.txt
files. These are plain text files and they are not meant for hyperlinks, special text formatting,
or any other non-textual data. Exception: The config.txt file may contain HTML markup in the
"defaultJSONData" field as necessary for plugin operation.
Although Buzztouch works hard to maintain a customer relationship with all
app owners and all Plugin Market customers, no app owner or plugin purchaser
contact information or other personally identifiable information is
provided to Plugin Developers about app owners or plugin purchasers.
A high volume of negative reviews for a plugin, or any (high or low) volume of
consistent negative reviews will alert the Buzztouch staff to re-visit the
plugins original approval status.
The staff at Buzztouch may, at their sole discretion remove any
plugin from the Plugin Market, created by any Plugin Developer, for any
reason, at anytime.
The staff at Buzztouch may, at their sole discretion, offer a refund to
any app owner that purchased any plugin created by any developer at
anytime. Plugin Developer commissions will not be paid on refunded sales
transactions. However, if a Plugin Developer has previously been paid a
commission for a plugin sale, and Buzztouch staff offers a refund to an app
owner for the plugin purchase, the Plugin Developer will not be charged.
Plugin Developers will not have "negative" commission balances. This
means that if a Plugin Developer sells a plugin in July, and is paid a
commission in August, and Buzztouch staff refunds the app owner in
September, the Plugin Developer will not "owe" Buzztouch any fees or
Plugin Developer commissions cannot be used to pay for other Buzztouch services directly.
This means that if a Plugin Developer's Buzztouch account requires a monthly service
fee (paid to Buzztouch by the Plugin Developer), the Plugin Developer's commission
earnings cannot be used to reduce their outstanding balance with Buzztouch.
Plugin Developers are expected to read, understand, and agree to the
prior to submitting any plugins for approval.
The staff at Buzztouch may organize plugins in the Plugin Market in a
number of ways. Organization strategies may include "Top Rated", "Most
Reviews", "Categories", "New Releases" and other predictable methods
designed to help app owners discover useful plugins. Plugin Developers
have zero control over the method or approach Buzztouch uses to market
plugins in the Plugin Market.
Plugin packages cannot contain unauthorized, malicious, copyrighted
material used in violation of the law or any code or files we consider to be
"dangerous" "risky" or "illegal."
If a plugin has a dependency on a third party SDK (not created by the
Plugin Developer), or software package, app owners must be made aware of
this in simple terms. Third party SDK's and other compiled binaries cannot
be included in the plugin package itself. In most cases this means the app
owner must understand "how to use the required SDK."
Plugin packages cannot contain arbitrary materials, source code files, media, marketing
materials, or other assets that are not essential to the plugins operation.
This means that if a plugin does not NEED a file, the plugin package cannot contain it.
Compiled source code, oftentimes referred to as "binaries", cannot be
included in a plugin package. All plugin files, with the exception of standard
media (audio, video, etc) must be unencrypted human readable plain text.