Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

License of your turtles

All turtles you submit to Turtletoy belong to you. You decide which license applies to every turtle you create. We recommend that you paste your preferred license on top of your code. If you don't place a license on a turtle, it will be protected by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License by default.

When you post a turtle to Turtletoy, we need the legal permission under applicable copyright laws to display that turtle to visitors of Turtletoy. Legally this means you give us a non-exclusive license to publish your turtle on Turtletoy, including anything reasonably related to publishing it (like storing, displaying, reformatting, reproducing, modifying, creating derivative works, communicating, publishing, publicly performing and publicly displaying such content, for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving Turtletoy).

Public Information

Turtletoy is a public platform. As such, all the turtles you share as Public or Unlisted becomes visible to everybody. In particular,

  • A turtle shared as Unlisted won't show up in the Browse section of the site, but is visible to anyone who has a direct link to your published turtle.
  • A turtle shared as Public is visible to anyone under the same circumstances as Unlisted, but is also accessible and searchable in the Turtletoy Browse window.
  • Turtles kept as Draft are not shared with anybody.

Turtletoy is also a public community. When you publish a turtle or post a comment, your username and your comments are visible to anyone who visits Turtletoy.

Your profile, including your avatar picture, and bio section are also visible to anyone who visits Turtletoy. You can edit your profile information and picture at any time.

Private Information

Turtletoy respects the privacy of its users and will not use data in its databases to advertise to, or contact them for any other means of profit.

Turtletoy collects email addresses to create unique users. When you register to the Turtletoy website, you have to provide an email address as well as an available username and password to guarantee access to the user account. Turtletoy also uses your email address to send you a notification when somebody comments on (one of) your turtle(s). You can always opt out those emails in your profile settings.

All private information, including your email address and drafts, is never shared with or sold to any organization or service.

Cookies and Analytics

Cookies are required to use Turtletoy, they are used to identify users and keep their session open while they work on the website. Without cookies Turtletoy won't operate.

Turtletoy uses Google Analytics cookies to track anonymous usage statistics and does not collect any personal information that can be used to identify you.

Terms of Service

Turtletoy is not responsible for the content you create. You are responsible for that content. Turtletoy reserves the right to suspend any user account and to block any turtles or assets without further notice. We encourage freedom of speech and diversity of opinions and believes, but we do not tolerate content that threatens people or communities.

The visitor of Turtletoy acknowledges that javascript in your browser is a powerful technology and you will assume all the risk when browsing, running or editing the turtles.

Turtletoy takes no responsibility for possible hardware/software/OS damage or visitors getting hacked due to malevolent content stored in its database. However, the maintainers of Turtletoy will give their best to minimize such a risk and delete suspicious, malicious or in any way obscene content as soon as possible.


Turtletoy's Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this privacy policy without your explicit consent; in other cases, please note that your continued use of the Services after any change means that you agree with, and consent to be bound by, the revised privacy policy. Turtletoy will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, Turtletoy will provide a more prominent notice.

If Turtletoy is acquired by or merged with another company, Turtletoy will notify the user before any personal information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this document, please contact us at info@turtletoy.net