Terms Of Service

These terms govern use of the Internet forum at https://www.krita-artists.org. To use the forum, you must agree to these terms with administrators of Krita-artists.org that run the forum.

krita-artists.org may offer other products and services, under different terms. These terms apply only to use of the forum.

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Important Terms

These terms include a number of important provisions that affect your rights and responsibilities, such as the disclaimers in Disclaimers, limits on krita-artists.org’s liability to you in Limits on Liability, your agreement to cover krita-artists.org for damages caused by your misuse of the forum in Responsibility for Your Use, and an agreement to arbitrate disputes in Disputes.

Your Permission to Use the Forum

Subject to these terms, krita-artists.org gives you permission to use the forum. Everyone needs to agree to these terms to use the forum.

Conditions for Use of the Forum

Your permission to use the forum is subject to the following conditions:

  1. You must be at least thirteen years old.

  2. You may no longer use the forum if krita-artists.org contacts you directly to say that you may not.

  3. You must use the forum in accordance with Acceptable Use and Content Standards.

Acceptable Use

  1. You may not break the law using the forum.

  2. You may not use or try to use another’s account on the forum without their specific permission.

  3. You may not buy, sell, or otherwise trade in user names or other unique identifiers on the forum.

  4. You may not send advertisements, chain letters, or other solicitations through the forum, or use the forum to gather addresses or other personal data for commercial mailing lists or databases.

  5. You may not automate access to the forum, or monitor the forum, such as with a web crawler, browser plug-in or add-on, or other computer program that is not a web browser. You may crawl the forum to index it for a publicly available search engine, if you run one.

  6. You may not use the forum to send e-mail to distribution lists, newsgroups, or group mail aliases.

  7. You may not falsely imply that you’re affiliated with or endorsed by krita-artists.org.

  8. You may not hyperlink to images or other non-hypertext content on the forum on other webpages.

  9. You may not remove any marks showing proprietary ownership from materials you download from the forum.

  10. You may not show any part of the forum on other websites with <iframe>.

  11. You may not disable, avoid, or circumvent any security or access restrictions of the forum.

  12. You may not strain infrastructure of the forum with an unreasonable volume of requests, or requests designed to impose an unreasonable load on information systems underlying the forum.

  13. You may not open multiple or duplicate accounts to manipulate a debate or vote or for any reason. If you open duplicate accounts by mistake please reach out to the admins, we will help you merge accounts. If you find difficult to access your account mail us on raghu@krita-artists.org so that we can help you in any way we can to get access to your account.

  14. You may not impersonate others through the forum.

  15. You may not encourage or help anyone in violation of these terms.

Content Standards

  1. You may not submit content to the forum that is illegal, offensive, or otherwise harmful to others. This includes content that is harassing, inappropriate, or abusive.

  2. You may not submit content to the forum that violates the law, infringes anyone’s intellectual property rights, violates anyone’s privacy, or breaches agreements you have with others. If it is brought to Krita Artists administrators’ notice that you have infringed on any intellectual property rights of others we may remove the content. if you think that your content is wrongly removed you can contact us at raghu@krita-artists.org.

  3. You may not submit content to the forum containing malicious computer code, such as computer viruses or spyware.

  4. You may not submit content to the forum as a mere placeholder, to hold a particular address, user name, or other unique identifier.

  5. You may not use the forum to disclose information that you don’t have the right to disclose, like others’ confidential or personal information.

  6. While posting Fan-art the onus for acquiring the permission for using the character from the franchise holder lies with the poster/user. If franchise holder demands removal of the image from the forum, then the post will be removed. The image poster will be held responsible for any legal and financial liabilities arising from the infringement.

  7. We do not support NFTs so promoting NFT and other scams is not allowed in the forum. It is also off topic for this forum.

Sensitive Content (NSFW) policy

  • Sexual depictions of minors, real or fictional and Loli/shotacon, cub porn is not allowed. Fan-art of characters which are perceived or are under the age of 18 will be considered illegal and deleted even if they are depicted as adults. This forum does not in any way tolerate child abuse or child pornography, hence if the imagery shows such actions your posts and account will be deleted without any explanation at the discretion of the moderators and administrators.

  • Illustrative nudity, body/anatomy studies, and titillating imagery intended for mature audiences (eg. “pin-ups”) are allowed, but only if tagged appropriately with #nsfw tag.

    • If you’re unsure whether to mark a work as sensitive or post it under a details tag, consider the following hypothetical questions: Is it something you’d be comfortable viewing in your work environment? Is it something you’d be comfortable being viewed by a minor? Would you happily show it to your parents? A no to any of these questions may require it being tagged as NSFW. If you’re still unsure, marking it as NSFW it is a good bet.
    • Another way to decide whether to mark a work as sensitive or post it under a #nsfw tag is to remember the Three B’s: If your work features any Boobs, Butts, or Bits (genitals), hide the artwork.
    • Currently the NSFW tag marks the entire thread and blurs all images in it, If you have a sketchbook thread and want to mark only one artwork as NSFW consider using the details tag.
  • Nude sketches / paintings are only allowed if done in an artistic spirit — however, it still needs to be tagged under #nsfw tag. Erotic drawings, paintings, photography, pornography, or photography or painting that puts too much emphasis on the genitals or has sexually explicit poses or hints a sexual act is not allowed, even if marked with NSFW tag.
  • We understand that these things are subjective, but final interpretation of these rules are up to our moderation team. If in doubt, consider whether Krita-artists.org is the right place for this kind of sexual/explicit work.
  • Gore, vore, and blood violence must also be placed under NSFW tag or marked sensitive.
  • Works depicting suicide or selfharm should also be marked as NSFW.


krita-artists.org may investigate and prosecute violations of these terms to the fullest legal extent. krita-artists.org may notify and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting violations of the law and these terms.

krita-artists.org reserves the right to change, redact, and delete content on the forum for any reason. If you believe someone has submitted content to the forum in violation of these terms, contact us immediately.

Your Account

You must create and log into an account to use some features of the forum.

To create an account, you must provide some information about yourself. If you create an account, you agree to provide, at a minimum, a valid e-mail address, and to keep that address up-to-date. You may close your account at any time by e-mailing raghu+tos@krita-artists.org.

You agree to be responsible for all action taken using your account, whether authorized by you or not, until you either close your account or notify krita-artists.org that your account has been compromised. You agree to notify krita-artists.org immediately if you suspect your account has been compromised. You agree to select a secure password for your account, and keep it secret.

krita-artists.org may restrict, suspend, or close your account on the forum according to its policy for handling copyright-related takedown requests, or if krita-artists.org reasonably believes that you’ve broken any rule in these terms.

Your Content

Nothing in these terms gives krita-artists.org any ownership rights in intellectual property that you share with the forum, such as your account information, posts, or other content you submit to the forum. Nothing in these terms gives you any ownership rights in krita-artists.org’s intellectual property, either. “Krita” is a registered trademark of Stichting Krita Foundation.

Between you and krita-artists.org, you remain solely responsible for content you submit to the forum. You agree not to wrongly imply that content you submit to the forum is sponsored or approved by krita-artists.org. These terms do not obligate krita-artists.org to store, maintain, or provide copies of content you submit, and to change it, according to these terms.

Content you submit to the forum belongs to you, and you decide what permission to give others for it. But at a minimum, you license krita-artists.org to provide content that you submit to the forum to other users of the forum. That special license allows krita-artists.org to copy, publish, and analyze content you submit to the forum.

When content you submit is removed from the forum, whether by you or by krita-artists.org, krita-artists.org’s special license ends when the last copy disappears from krita-artists.org’s backups, caches, and other systems. Other licenses you apply to content you submit, such as Creative Commons licenses, may continue after your content is removed. Those licenses may give others, or krita-artists.org itself, the right to share your content through the forum again.

Others who receive content you submit to the forum may violate the terms on which you license your content. You agree that krita-artists.org will not be liable to you for those violations or their consequences.

Your Responsibility

You agree to indemnify krita-artists.org from legal claims by others related to your breach of these terms, or breach of these terms by others using your account on the forum. Both you and krita-artists.org agree to notify the other side of any legal claims for which you might have to indemnify krita-artists.org as soon as possible. If krita-artists.org fails to notify you of a legal claim promptly, you won’t have to indemnify krita-artists.org for damages that you could have defended against or mitigated with prompt notice. You agree to allow krita-artists.org to control investigation, defense, and settlement of legal claims for which you would have to indemnify krita-artists.org, and to cooperate with those efforts. krita-artists.org agrees not to agree to any settlement that admits fault for you or imposes obligations on you without your prior agreement.


You accept all risk of using the forum and content on the forum. As far as the law allows, krita-artists.org and its suppliers provide the forum as is, without any warranty whatsoever.

The forum may hyperlink to and integrate forums and services run by others. krita-artists.org does not make any warranty about services run by others, or content they may provide. Use of services run by others may be governed by other terms between you and the one running service.

Limits on Liability

Neither krita-artists.org nor its suppliers will be liable to you for breach-of-contract damages their personnel could not have reasonably foreseen when you agreed to these terms.

As far as the law allows, the total liability to you for claims of any kind that are related to the forum or content on the forum will be limited to $50.


krita-artists.org welcomes your feedback and suggestions for the forum. See the Contact section below for ways to get in touch with us.

You agree that krita-artists.org will be free to act on feedback and suggestions you provide, and that krita-artists.org won’t have to notify you that your feedback was used, get your permission to use it, or pay you. You agree not to submit feedback or suggestions that you believe might be confidential or proprietary, to you or others.


Either you or krita-artists.org may end the agreement written out in these terms at any time. When our agreement ends, your permission to use the forum also ends.

The following provisions survive the end of our agreement: Your Content, Feedback, Your Responsibility, Disclaimers, Limits on Liability, and General Terms.


Governing Law of Maharashtra State and Republic Of India will govern any dispute related to these terms or your use of the forum.

You and krita-artists.org agree to seek injunctions related to these terms only in courts located in Mumbai. Neither you nor krita-artists.org will object to jurisdiction, forum, or venue in those courts.

Arbitration will happen in Mumbai. You will settle any dispute as an individual, and not as part of a class action or other representative proceeding, whether as the plaintiff or a class member. No arbitrator will consolidate any dispute with any other arbitration without krita-artists.org’s permission.

Any arbitration award will include costs of the arbitration, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and reasonable costs for witnesses. You and krita-artists.org may enter arbitration awards in any court with jurisdiction.

General Terms

If a provision of these terms is unenforceable as written, but could be changed to make it enforceable, that provision should be modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable. Otherwise, that provision should be removed.

You may not assign your agreement with krita-artists.org. krita-artists.org may assign your agreement to any affiliate of krita-artists.org, any other company that obtains control of krita-artists.org, or any other company that buys assets of krita-artists.org related to the forum. Any attempted assignment against these terms has no legal effect.

Neither the exercise of any right under this Agreement, nor waiver of any breach of this Agreement, waives any other breach of this Agreement.

These terms embody all the terms of agreement between you and krita-artists.org about use of the forum. These terms entirely replace any other agreements about your use of the forum, written or not.


You may notify krita-artists.org under these terms, and send questions to krita-artists.org, at raghu+tos@krita-artists.org.

krita-artists.org may notify you under these terms using the e-mail address you provide for your account on the forum, or by posting a message to the homepage of the forum or your account page.


krita-artists.org last updated these terms on November 22, 2022, and may update these terms again. krita-artists.org will post all updates to the forum. For updates that contain substantial changes, krita-artists.org agrees to e-mail you, if you’ve created an account and provided a valid e-mail address. krita-artists.org may also announce updates with special messages or alerts on the forum.

Once you get notice of an update to these terms, you must agree to the new terms in order to keep using the forum.

Change log

  • 22 Nov. 2022
    • Added more comprehensive nsfw policy.
    • Added a point about duplicate accounts.