Community is king at 99designs and while most of the time people respect the rules and each other, it is necessary to clearly define our policy and the consequences for not respecting the community.
Major violations of our Stock Image and Clip Art Policy or our Concept Originality Policy such as submitting a design that has been clearly copied, may result in an immediate ban. Users who commit lesser violations may be suspended on the first offense and then banned on the second offense.
Other violations such as leaving an inappropriate comment may result in a written warning, however, if it is found that a member regularly leaves comments that are negative, aggressive or otherwise abusive, that user may be suspended or banned.
All first time designers are reviewed by our staff. If a designer’s work does not meet our quality standards or violates the Designer Code of Conduct their account will be put on hold.
A record of violations is kept for all community members.
99designs reserves the right to suspend or ban as it sees fit.