Royalties when you die.
Posted: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:45:17 AM
What happens to royalties and designs if you die ?Does it go to window?Shocked
Posted: Monday, August 15, 2016 11:23:49 AM
A_Pet_Lovers_Delight wrote:
What happens to royalties and designs if you die ?Does it go to window?Shocked


Who will be in charge of your bank accounts when you pass?

With proper documentation regarding death, the account can be closed or transferred, as the estate wishes.

I believe this has been discussed a few times, and that is what I remember from prior statements made regarding the situation.
Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 5:56:10 AM
A_Pet_Lovers_Delight wrote:
What happens to royalties and designs if you die ?Does it go to window?Shocked

okay, I did a forum search and these are the posts I found:

Post:
Zazzle User Agreement says this:
Death or Incapacity

In the unfortunate event that a member of our Seller community who is a natural person dies or becomes permanently incapacitated, Zazzle will take all necessary steps to work with their successors and assigns. However, Zazzle will need the following documentation from such deceased or incapacitated Seller's successors, assigns or their legal representatives for verification purposes:

Death Certificate
Proof of Succession
Power of Attorney

In cases of members that are entities and if such entities cease to exist on account of dissolution, winding up, appointment of a receiver or bankruptcy, we will require the following documentary evidence:

Appointment of a receiver
Dissolution
Bankruptcy proceedings
Winding up proceedings

Please notify us as soon as possible should you become aware of the death, incapacitation, dissolution, winding up or bankruptcy of a member of our Seller community
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Topic: Creating a Beneficiary for my Accounts
shopaholicchick February 21, 2010 8:26:30 PM
your best bet is to leave someone with the ability to access your account int he event of your death they will be able to change the name SSN and such on the account then - it is not zazzles responsibility to transfer it on your death it is the responsibly of your executor to contact them and have the shop transferred or shut down...especially since until/unless the executor contacts zazzle - zazzle will not know you are dead they will continue to pay you forever.
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Topic: Can one transfer ownership of a store?
avisnoelledesigns December 06, 2011 9:35:20 AM
Quote: Hello, Thanks for contacting the support team at Zazzle.com.
Our apologies, you may change the payee information for the account you are referring and give your wife access to the account. We will only get involved with transferring account ownership in the event of an account owners death, however.
Best Regards,
Takiyah Customer Support Team Zazzle Inc.

I don't think they still understand I'm the wife either...lol
@avisnoelledesigns
Quote:
If you're married, it should be what's yours is his too shouldn't it?
I would think so especially if you live in a community property state. I'm going to change it as of January 1st.
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Topic: What happens to the store if you die?
Gina October 03, 2015 6:42:08 PM
Evart_production wrote:
wolffreeborn wrote:
look under the section on Death or Incapacity regarding heirs of the account holder
http://www.zazzle.com/mk/policy/user_agreement
I didn't see any of the information you have mentioned on the link, Wolffreeborn.

The section you need to read is entitled Death or Incapacity . It is near the bottom of the page under the section entitled A special note about Zazzle Custom Stamps for Business and above the one entitled Community.
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Topic: Changing Account Information
shopaholicchick March 02, 2010 6:05:04 PM
they would have to supply zazzle with your proof of death (death certificate) - as well as proof that they are the legal beneficiary
this is to prevent someone from going in and changing it while you are still alive - you would be able to contact them with proof that you are you and it is your SSN - and the person who changed it would be in legal trouble...
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Topic: Creating a Beneficiary for my Accounts
number_9 February 24, 2010 5:42:56 PM
Hi,Someone said, "I think a form signed and stamped by notary public along with your name and the person you are leaving it to would work." Plus a death certificate.
When I called Zazzle today they said that I need to write a letter explaining who I would like my account information to go to and that it will be submitted to the content management team for their records. They said that they could not be more specific than that and that if I had other questions I would have to consult a lawyer. They wouldn't let me talk to anyone in other departments, such as legal or content management.
I cannot afford a lawyer. How should I word the letter or form? Can it just be written in plain English with my intent? Or does it have to be worded with certain legal jargon. Do you have a sample letter that I could see?
Please advise.Thanks.
Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 6:27:08 AM
Pity the poor person whose Zazzling loved one has suddenly died! One thing that's likely to be done before ever thinking of Zazzle is to close a PayPal account. Unless the deceased was a major player here, perhaps selling enough for the cookie jar, the survivor may very well not even think about Zazzle. In that case, what does Zazzle do? Keep the royalties? Try to contact someone, given that there's no longer a PayPal account? What if the deceased is one of those lonely old souls without someone to take care of affairs with diligence?
Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 2:06:44 PM
Passwords might also be an issue. I use Lastpass so if anyone wanted to get into my shops or Paypal they could very easily, but for someone who doesn't share with their spouse, write them down or have a password manager, that could cause some problems.
Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 6:57:28 PM
After reading this, I'm curious why Zazzle doesn't simply allow us to list a Beneficiary along with their address and social security number (or other identifying tax number for non-U.S. countries). It seems like the easiest solution so that ownership could easily be transferred to the Beneficiary upon showing a Death Certificate.

Zazzle, if you're reading this, could you please forward on this suggestion? Many thanks in advance.
Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 1:23:52 PM
PawsitiveDesigns wrote:
After reading this, I'm curious why Zazzle doesn't simply allow us to list a Beneficiary along with their address and social security number (or other identifying tax number for non-U.S. countries). It seems like the easiest solution so that ownership could easily be transferred to the Beneficiary upon showing a Death Certificate.

Zazzle, if you're reading this, could you please forward on this suggestion? Many thanks in advance.


Perhaps you could post this in the Feedback section.

M
Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 9:21:29 PM
Just like anything else in your estate, whomever is the recipient gets your stuff. It's just a matter of sending the paperwork to Zazzle I suppose.
Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 1:28:00 PM
PawsitiveDesigns wrote:
After reading this, I'm curious why Zazzle doesn't simply allow us to list a Beneficiary along with their address and social security number (or other identifying tax number for non-U.S. countries). It seems like the easiest solution so that ownership could easily be transferred to the Beneficiary upon showing a Death Certificate.

Zazzle, if you're reading this, could you please forward on this suggestion? Many thanks in advance.



+1
Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 6:05:23 AM
whatawonderfulworld wrote:
PawsitiveDesigns wrote:
After reading this, I'm curious why Zazzle doesn't simply allow us to list a Beneficiary along with their address and social security number (or other identifying tax number for non-U.S. countries). It seems like the easiest solution so that ownership could easily be transferred to the Beneficiary upon showing a Death Certificate.

Zazzle, if you're reading this, could you please forward on this suggestion? Many thanks in advance.



+1


+1 too
Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 8:48:35 AM
Most if not all of the online stores that offer digital content do not have a clause regarding how to transfer media upon the death of the owner. Currently, you cannot legally do so. Intellectual property laws that govern digital assets are archaic.

Most are not transferable. Most grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable license to use the Software solely as necessary to use this Site and provided that you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Site or the Software, in whole or in part So Zazzle thankfully is willing to do this, and their requirements although seem over the top, are to protect them and help us.

As to where the royalties go, some POD's say to a charity of their choosing. Also charge a termination fee.

Hopefully things will change in the future but until then, we have a choice here at least Roses
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:00:59 AM
TinkerM wrote:
As to where the royalties go, some POD's say to a charity of their choosing. Also charge a termination fee.

Hopefully things will change in the future but until then, we have a choice here at least Roses


Any updates from Zazzle on this since 2017?
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