Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

  1. What is a Mikon?
  2. How much does it cost to make a Mikon?
  3. Do I benefit if people use a Mikon that I created?
  4. How many Mikons can I make?
  5. Can I upload any images into Mikons.com?
  6. What can I do about a Mikon that is offensive?
  7. Does Mikons have a chatroom?

Copyright Rules

  1. Am I giving Mikons.com any intellectual property rights?
  2. I designated a Show Only Mikon and someone made a Mikon exactly like it. What can be done about that?

Merchandise Questions

  1. What is the Mikons.com return policy?
  2. What are the shipping rates?

Technical Problems

  1. What if I am having a problem with Shockwave?

General Questions

What is a Mikon?

A Mikon is a symbol or icon made with the Mikon Machine that represents something about its creator or a person who borrowed it.

How much does it cost to make a Mikon?

Nothing, it's free. However, if you want your Mikons put on products like stickers and t-shirts, there is a charge for that.

Do I benefit if people use a Mikon that I created?

You will always be recognized as the creator of your personally designed Mikons by virtue of the hyperlink attached to your mikon. Some people will design very popular Mikons that others will borrow. Those people will receive much recognition from all over the world for their contribution. You might see your Mikon on someone else's t-shirt while walking down the street; you can make a new friend. Later we will be offering MikonMoney for such contributors who can redeem that money for merchandise.

How many Mikons can I make?

As many as you want. Many people make Mikons for others. You can put your Mikons in various sets to tell a story in both Mikons and words.

Can I upload any images into Mikons.com?

No. Only images made on the Mikons Machine are allowed. We must honor the copyrights of others. Allowing uploaded images would be beyond our ability to manage.

What can I do about a Mikon that is offensive?

You can flag such a Mikon. That will send us information about it. We'll investigate and determine the course of action. This is a community website, not all flags will result in deletion. If you are the only one to flag it, we probably won't do anything.

Does Mikons have a chatroom?

That is on the list of many things that we will be doing to evolve Mikons.com.

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Copyright Rules

Am I giving Mikons.com any intellectual property rights?

After you have made a Mikon, you have a choice to make on that in the Sharing Settings box. You presently have three options. We are using the Creative Commons model for copyright licensing. The present options are: (1) Share = Other people can put your Mikon in their set, but they can't change them, and you allow that Mikon to be used for commercial purposes like putting them Mikon merchandise. You get credit as the creator of the Mikon, (2) Show Only = Other people can look at your Mikon but can't put it in their sets. You are exercising full copyright protection as you choose to enforce it. If you want such a Mikon printed on merchandise, you give Mikons.com permission to do that, (3) Keep Hidden = No one can see it and you keep full copyright protection as you choose to enforce it.

A link to the Creative Commons definitions is displayed by each option. You are responsible for your choices and the enforcement of your copyright. Please note that you grant Mikons.com and Mikonoclast, LLC the right to use your images for promotional purposes in keeping with the license of your choosing.

I designated a Show Only Mikon and someone made a Mikon exactly like it. What can be done about that?

That is a violation of our terms. You can either change your Sharing designation or you can inform us and we will ask that person to delete it if we find it is identical.

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Merchandise Questions

What is the Mikons.com Return Policy?

A Mikon is your creation and we know that you are proud of it and want it displayed well. We put your Mikons in specific places on the merchandise. If there is a defect in the product you can return it for a replacement. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds, since these are one-of-a-kind designs created by you.

For replacements please make a copy of the packing slip and return it with the merchandise in an insured package if the value is over $20 to:

Mikons
1525 Cypress Creek Blvd
Suite H-181
Cedar Park, TX 78613

What are the shipping rates?

All shipping will presently go through the United States Postal Service. We add a handling fee to each shipment. Stickers can fit in envelopes and the charge will be relatively low. T-shirts are bulkier and will be more. We do have minimum order amount due to credit card fee we have to pay. The minimum order amount is $7.

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Technical Problems

What if I am having a problem with Shockwave?

If you are experiencing problems with fonts downloading and shockwave not installing completely; it could be your computer is restricting permissions to install, or shockwave is not updating properly, please click on the following link: http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/ . Scroll down to Shockwave Player and select Full Installer for Windows. The slim installer may not download all that is needed to operate the Mikon Machine. Uninstall shockwave completely and then reinstall the Full Installer from the above link.

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