Updates to the user licence

We’ve recently made some slight modifications to the Climate Fresk user licence. Here’s a summary of the main points for you to note.

The first aim of the user licence is to give each Fresker what they need to spread the Climate Fresk workshop far and wide, maximising its impact. The non-commercial licence has been extended to include teachers who run the Fresk with students in their schools, private or public, primary, secondary or higher education, excluding adult education. Under the updated licence, they are no longer required to pay licence fees!

The second aim of the user licence is to protect the tool from being used in a way that could reduce its potential impact. Restrictions have been put in place for this reason, and it’s important that they are respected.

Key things for every Fresker to bear in mind

You must remember to credit the Climate Fresk and the creator of the game, Cédric Ringenbach, every time you run a facilitator training (it’s not mandatory for workshops). This has not changed, but it’s worth repeating. 

As you know, modifying the tool is strictly forbidden. But, what is considered a modification? Well, this has been clarified by Climate Fresk below. 

You are not allowed to:

  • Make changes to any of the 42 cards (21 in the version for children) or to the Quiz;
  • Remove any cards other than the ones left out in the simplified version;
  • Add any cards at any point in the workshop (creation of the Fresk, creative phase, feedback or debrief);
  • Deliver top-down information during the debrief phase for more than 5 minutes unless it is scientific information that clarifies the causes and consequences of climate change or the orders of magnitude;
  • Deliver a Climate Fresk workshop in less than 3 hours. 

Other important changes to note

You must pay licence fees whenever the Climate Fresk is used in a commercial context. From now on, the data on these fees will be made available to Climate Fresk employees, country or local coordinators, trainers and instructors. This applies to service providers who pay a 10% fee to the association and to organisations who pay €3 excluding VAT per participant. The aim of this is to tighten up licence fee adherence and to have a better idea of who is using the tool the most!

Another key point is that the association does not receive any subsidies, sponsorship or patronage. It is therefore forbidden for any organisation to say that it is sponsoring Climate Fresk or in a partnership, without the explicit permission of the association. 

Finally, the term ‘Climate Fresk’ is a worldwide registered trademark. You are not allowed to use the word ‘fresk’ in conjunction with another term (e.g. Digital, Biodiversity) to coin a workshop name.

If in any doubt, please refer to our Usage Rights page to make sure you’re in keeping with these principles. Thank you for your careful attention!

Climate Collage is now Climate Fresk!

We are still the same! We just changed our name ;)