Sound Creator Code of Conduct

Respect the Vinylmint community

Vinylmint is a large, global community that brings together lots of different people. There are bound to be disagreements, but when we disagree, the most important thing is to treat each other with respect.

To help guide your participation in the Vinylmint community, we have assembled a simple code of conduct. Failure to respect the community and comply with the code will result in disciplinary action such as account suspension or termination.

  1. Respect all community members

    That’s right – respect is rule #1! Negative, aggressive or offensive behavior in public or in private will not be tolerated. If you need to report a community member for inappropriate behavior please Report contest or Report sound creators by contacting us directly, or contact support using the contact form

  2. Do original work

    Copying another persons IP in total or in part from other sources within or outside of the Vinylmint community will not be tolerated. You must disclose all the required information at the time of submission.

    Please see our Concept Originality Policy and our Copyright/IP Guidelines for more information.

  3. Be honest and compete fairly

    Do not misrepresent yourself or others in public or in private. Never attempt to influence the client by criticizing other sound creators or offering to do free work if they select your sound. You may enter into relationships with clients outside of Vinylmint; you may not use it as leverage to win a project.

I will not:

  • submit sounds that I copied in total or in part from someone/somewhere else
  • publicly criticize or attack designers, clients or Vinylmint staff
  • engage in fraud.

I will:

  • respect the community and the code of conduct
  • submit only original work
  • use the proper channels to report inappropriate behavior.

Guidelines updated July 13, 2014.