Terms + conditions

The Squiggla.org website and the Squiggla mobile app (Squiggla) are owned by Chartwell Investments Limited (us). By accessing, browsing and/or using Squiggla, you agree to these terms of use. From time to time we may need to amend these terms of use, but we’ll ensure that an up to date version is available on the website and in the mobile app.

The aim of Squiggla is to encourage participants to engage in the process of non-judgmental drawing by regularly uploading Squigglaworks made on paper or card.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property that we created to make Squiggla, including the concept, content, graphics and copyright works (except for Squigglaworks) is owned by us (or our relevant content supplier). We own all rights in the compilation, design and layout of Squiggla.

Your Copyright

When you upload a Squigglawork you are confirming that:

  • you own copyright in the Squigglawork;
  • the Squigglawork is not illegal, offensive or derogatory; and
  • we are allowed to display the Squigglawork so that others can see it (unless you opt to make it private).
  • All copyright remains with you unless we purchase the Squigglawork from you.

If a third party says that they own the copyright in the Squigglawork, we’ll remove the Squigglawork from Squiggla until you can show us that you own the copyright.

Purchase of Squigglaworks

From time to time, we may select Squigglaworks to purchase for The Squiggla International Collection. If your Squigglawork is selected, we’ll make you an offer setting out the full terms of sale. You’ll never have to sell a Squigglawork to us, but if you do, you’ll need to assign all copyright to us and provide us with the original Squigglawork. If you’re under the age of twelve, we’ll need to talk to your parent or guardian about purchasing the Squigglawork.

Participation Prizes

We award prizes for Squigglaworks from time to time, and when we do this we’d really like to let people know about it. We’ll make sure we show you any press releases and promotional materials about the prize (and your Squiggawork) before they get published.

If you win a prize, you can arrange for your own publicity, but please get our written approval before doing so.


To provide extended storage and participation in planned expanded functionality payment of a subscription may be required. We will store as many as 200 of your images for up to 12 months at no charge.

Data Usage and Privacy

We want to keep improving Squiggla and your experience of Squiggla. To help us do that we may collect and use technical data and related information, including technical information about your phone/tablet/computer, and apps. This will also help us to provide you with software updates, product support and other services related to Squiggla.

We may also contact you from time to time about Squiggla, congratulating you on milestone achievements, and encouraging you to keep creating Squigglaworks. Don’t worry though - we’ll never provide your personal information or contact details to any third party (other than teachers or parents where applicable) without first getting your permission.

We’d also like to help research institutions with their ongoing work in relation to Squigglaworks and education by providing them with data and Squigglaworks. However, we’ll always make sure that you cannot be identified (although we won’t screen Squigglaworks for identifying material), and only provide this anonymised data to accredited research institutions with ethics committee approved projects.

End User Licence Agreement (EULA)

We grant you a “non-exclusive”, “non-transferable” licence to use Squiggla on your various mobile devices. What this means is that the software remains ours, but we’re happy for you use it when participating in Squiggla.

There are certain rules that you need to agree to if you want to use Squiggla:

  • you can’t rent, lease, lend, sell, redistribute or sub-license any part of Squiggla;
  • you can’t copy, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, attempt to derive the source code of, modify, or create derivative works of any part of Squiggla or any updates; and
  • you can’t use Squiggla to harass, abuse, stalk, threaten or otherwise infringe or violate the rights of anyone.
  • Squiggla has the right to remove works if deemed inappropriate

If you break any of the above rules you must stop using Squiggla. If you don’t have a current subscription, some Squiggla features may be restricted or unavailable.

Limited warranty and liability

We let you use Squiggla on an “as is” basis. That means it may not be absolutely perfect, but you accept and understand that.

To the extent permitted by law:

  • all warranties, representations and guarantees are excluded, including suitability, fitness for purpose, appropriateness, availability for use,
  • accuracy or completeness of Squiggla or the content on or accessed through it; and
  • we will not be liable for any damage, loss or expenses, or indirect losses or consequential damages of any kind, suffered or incurred by you in
  • connection with your access to or use of Squiggla or the content on or accessed through it, and any liability to you will be limited to the amount you have paid us to use Squiggla.

You acknowledge and agree that your use of Squiggla is at your sole risk. Squiggla may not always be available or some functions may be temporarily unavailable. If that does happen, you won’t blame us for anything that happens (or doesn’t happen) to you as a result of you not being able to use Squiggla.

Jurisdiction and Governing Law

Squiggla and all related content have been created in accordance with the requirements of New Zealand law. If any sort of dispute arises in relation to your use of Squiggla, this will be governed by New Zealand law and dealt with by New Zealand Courts.


We may amend these terms of use from time to time, so you should check and read them regularly. We’ll do our best to notify you when the terms do change. If you continue to use Squiggla after the terms of use are amended, we take that as confirmation that you agree with (and are going to follow) the new terms of use.