Ideas for how to use comics and avatars in the classroom
Last Update: November, 2021
“Add-on” means one or more of the Pixton mini-apps: the "Pixton" app available in the Canva Apps Directory at https://www.canva.com/apps; the "Pixton Comics Characters" add-in available in Microsoft AppSource directory at https://appsource.microsoft.com; and/or the "Pixton" add-on available through Google Slides at https://www.google.com/slides.
“Content” means any expression fixed in a tangible medium and includes, without limitation, ideas, text, graphics, avatars, designs, presets (including but not limited to: backgrounds, scene configurations, characters, outfits, body poses, facial expressions, color filters, overlays, effects), combinations of presets, drawings, logos, images, trademarks, copyrights, information, software, and any intellectual property therein, any of which may be created, submitted, or otherwise made accessible on or through the Add-on and/or Services.
“Services” means creation of avatars, characters and scenes with accompanying text for a comic strip accessed through the Add-on, as well as access to preset Content including but not limited to: backgrounds, scene configurations, characters, outfits, body poses, facial expressions, color filters, overlays and effects.
“User” means someone who uses the Add-on.
You are responsible for providing all equipment and software, and you are responsible for any fees, including internet connection, mobile data services and similar thirdparty fees that you incur when accessing the Add-on.
You agree that any and all feedback that you may provide to Pixton, whether solicited or unsolicited, as a User or otherwise (“Feedback”), will be owned by Pixton, without providing compensation to you or any other person and without any liability whatsoever, including all intellectual property rights therein and you hereby irrevocably assign all intellectual property rights throughout the world and in perpetuity in and to the Feedback to Pixton and waive any and all associated moral rights you may have therein. Upon request from Pixton and at Pixton's expense, you will fully cooperate and assist with, execute and deliver all further documents to enable Pixton to document, acquire, apply for, prosecute, perfect or enforce any intellectual property rights in the Feedback. If for any reason Pixton is unable to secure any necessary documentation from you to effect the foregoing further assurances, then you irrevocably designate and appoint Pixton and its duly authorized officers and agents as agent and attorney in fact, to act for and on your behalf for the purpose of documenting, acquiring, applying for, prosecuting, perfecting or enforcing such intellectual property rights in the Feedback.
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Your access to and use of the Add-on, Content and/or Services is subject to all applicable international, federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations.
Specifically, Pixton intends to comply with relevant privacy laws in the jurisdiction of any particular user, including: the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, and the Personal Information Protection Act within British Columbia. Pixton also intends for its data privacy and security practices to be consistent with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
You acknowledge and agree that by providing Pixton with any personal or proprietary user information through the Add-on, Content and/or Services you consent to the transmission of such personal or proprietary user information over international borders as may be necessary for processing in accordance with Pixton’s standard business practices.
You may choose to share preset Content outside of the Add-on through inserting Content into a third-party document, namely a Canva design, Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, or Google Slides document.
any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age) or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which (i) is criminal or which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, (ii) gives rise to civil liability, (iii) constitutes an invasion of privacy, (iv) otherwise violates any applicable local, state, provincial, national or international law or (v) otherwise harms or can reasonably be expected to create a significant risk of harm to any person or entity;
UGC shared by users impersonating others;
unauthorized messages purporting to be issued by employees or agents of Pixton it affiliates or subsidiaries and purporting to speak on behalf of Pixton it affiliates or subsidiaries or containing confidential information or expressing opinions concerning Pixton its affiliates or subsidiaries;
materials that offer or encourage unauthorized downloads of any copyrighted or private information or which otherwise infringe or violate any right of a third party including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, privacy rights, contractual rights, and confidentiality rights;
materials which are antisocial or disruptive; or
materials which in any way transmit any file that contains a virus, corrupted data, Trojan horse, keystroke logger, worm, time bomb, or other programming routines which are capable of tampering with, impairing, damaging, surreptitiously intercepting or mining, scraping or expropriating any system, data or personal information from the Add-on, Content and/or Service or connected network, and/or which disrupts the use and enjoyment of any of the Add-on, Content and/or Services or connected network by any person or entity.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES ON OR THROUGH THE ADD-ON, CONTENT AND/OR SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SECURITY OR ACCURACY. PIXTON DOES NOT ENDORSE AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT MADE THROUGH THE ADD-ON, CONTENT, SERVICES BY ANY PARTY OTHER THAN PIXTON. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE ADD-ON. PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF PROFESSIONALS, AS APPROPRIATE, REGARDING THE EVALUATION OF ANY SPECIFIC OPINION, ADVICE, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR OTHER CONTENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW DISCLAIMERS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT DISCLAIMED.
THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF CONTENT AND/OR SERVICES PUBLISHED ON THE ADD-ON, OR INCLUDED IN THE CONTENT OR SERVICES, MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, PIXTON SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR SUCH INACCURACIES OR ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE INFORMATION ON THE ADD-ON OR CONTAINED IN THE CONTENT OR SERVICES. PIXTON MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS OR CHANGES TO THE ADD-ON, CONTENT AND/OR SERVICES AT ANY TIME.
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You acknowledge and agree that the Add-on, Content and Services are under continual development and may include public patches and/or updates, which are generally available to all users, or private patches and/or updates which are available to a smaller number of users for testing and feedback before being made generally available. You further acknowledge and agree that you may be required to accept public patches and updates to the Add-on, Content and/or Services from time to time in order to continue to access the Add-on, Content and/or Services. You acknowledge and agree that Pixton may update, modify, patch and/or discontinue any aspect of the Add-on, Content and/or Services, by remotely installing updates and patches or otherwise, without your consent or approval and with or without prior, or any, notice to you, unless such update involves the collection of additional personal information not previously consented to.
You acknowledge that it may be necessary for you to update or upgrade third party software, hardware and devices from time to time in order to continue to access and use the Add-on, Content and/or Services. Pixton reserves the right to modify or increase the system specifications necessary to access and use the Add-on, Content and/or Services at any time and without notice and you are responsible for purchasing any necessary additional technology, systems or services in order to continue to access and use the Add-on, Content, and/or Services in the event of any change in the system specifications.
Pixton reserves the right, at any time and without notice or liability to you, to update, modify and/or reset certain parameters of the Add-on, Content and/or Services any of which may impact the status, progress or achievements of characters, games, groups and/or items under your control.
Pixton reserves the right, acting in its sole discretion and with or without prior notice to you, to do any of the following:
modify, suspend or terminate operation of, or access to, any portion, features or functions of the Add-on, Content and/or Services including, but not limited to, geographical availability and applicable policies or terms;
make changes to any fees or charges, if any, related to your use of the Add-on, Content and/or Services;
make changes to the equipment, hardware or software required to use and access the Add-on, Content and/or Services; and
interrupt the Add-on, Content and /or Services, or any portion thereof, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, error correction or other modifications.
This Add-on is operated from and Pixton is headquartered in the province of British Columbia, Canada. By electing to access this Add-on, Content and/or Services from any jurisdiction outside of Canada, you accept full responsibility for ensuring that your use of the Add-on, Content and/or Services is in compliance with all laws applicable within that other jurisdiction. Pixton makes no representation that materials and services available on or through the Add-on, Content and/or Services are appropriate or available for use in jurisdictions outside of Canada. Notwithstanding the above, Pixton always intends to maintain compliance with US privacy laws, and to be consistent with GDPR. You are not permitted to access the Add-on, Content and/or Services from any jurisdiction in which the Content is illegal and/or accessing the Add-on, Content and/or Services is illegal. You may not use, export or re-export any materials from this Add-on, Content and/or Services in violation of any applicable laws or regulations.
You may not assign any of your rights or obligations hereunder, whether voluntarily or by operation of law except with the prior express written consent of Pixton, which consent may be withheld in Pixton’s sole discretion, and any attempted assignment in violation of the foregoing is void. Pixton may assign any or all of its rights and obligations hereunder to an affiliate, subsidiary or a successor in title to the Add-on and/or the business and undertaking of Pixton.
Any arbitration to be conducted pursuant to this “Dispute Resolution” section shall be conducted before a single arbitrator in accordance with the rules of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre for Domestic Disputes. The venue of the arbitration shall be Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The relationship between the parties is that of independent contractors and neither party shall have the authority to bind the other in any way.