“A salad doesn’t fret, when it swims in vinaigrette. But personally I’m not pleased to be smothered in legalese.” – Vegiman (Cosmic Osmo)

Like any good neighbor we are more than happy to share our stuff with you… as long as you don’t go making money off of it for heaven’s sake! We’ve got a few rules and regulations just so that we can stay good neighbors. These rules apply to (but are not limited to) any of our images, movies, animations, text, fonts, story, characters, sounds, and music (“Assets”) as they relate to our products, and even beyond. Just so we’re on the same page, legal is not a priority, just some kind of unfortunate complication. But we’ve been told we have to watch our assets.

Here are the rules, neighbor….


NOTE: Please read these terms carefully before using this website or products. Using this website or products indicates that you accept these terms. If you do not accept these terms (“terms”), do not use the website or products.

    Use of Cyan’s Assets (site or products)
    Guidelines for Cyan & Cyan Worlds Asset Usage

  1. Disclaimers
    THE MATERIALS, INCLUDING ALL IMAGES, AUDIO, SCREEN SHOTS, MUSIC, AND SOFTWARE AND SERVICES AT THIS SITE OR WITH THE PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. CYAN’s obligations with respect to its products and services are governed solely by the agreements under which they are provided and nothing on this Site should be construed to alter such agreements. CYAN further does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the materials, software or services at this Site. CYAN may make changes to the materials and services at this Site, or to the products and prices described in them, at any time without notice. The materials and services at this Site may be out of date, and CYAN makes no commitment to update the materials and services at this Site. Information published at this Site may refer to products, programs or services that are not available in your country. Consult your local CYAN business contact for information regarding the products, programs and services that may be available to you. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so this exclusion may not apply to you.
  2. Limitation of liability
    IN NO EVENT WILL CYAN, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED AT THIS SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THIS SITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THIS SITE, OR THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION OR SERVICES CONTAINED AT ANY OR ALL SUCH SITES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT CYAN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF YOUR USE OF THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR SERVICES FROM THIS SITE RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF EQUIPMENT OR DATA, YOU ASSUME ALL COSTS THEREOF. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
  3. Use of software
    Any software that is made available to download from this Site is the copyrighted work of CYAN and/or its suppliers. Use of the software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the software (“License Agreement”). You may not download or install any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement unless you have read and accepted the terms of the License Agreement. REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION OF THE SOFTWARE IS PROHIBITED EXCEPT AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE APPLICABLE LICENSE AGREEMENT.
  4. User submissions
    CYAN does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through this Site. Any material, information or other communication (“Communications”) you transmit or post to this Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. CYAN will have no obligations with respect to the Communications. CYAN and its designees will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use the Communications and all data, images, sounds, text, and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes. Personally identifiable information that you submit to CYAN for the purpose of receiving products or services will be handled in accordance with the CYAN online privacy statement. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material that would violate any law.
  5. Chat rooms and other user forums
    CYAN may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review any areas on the Site where users transmit or post Communications or communicate solely with each other, including but not limited to chat rooms, bulletin boards or other user forums, and the content of any such Communications. CYAN, however, will have no liability related to the content of any such Communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. CYAN retains the right to remove messages that include any material CYAN deems abusive, defamatory, obscene or otherwise unacceptable.
  6. Links to third-party Websites
    Links on this Site to third-party websites are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. CYAN has not reviewed all of these third-party sites and does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. Thus, CYAN does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.
  7. Linking to this site
    You may create links to this Site from other sites, but only in accordance with the terms of the Guidelines for Linking to CYAN’s Websites (below) and in compliance with all applicable laws.
  8. Trademarks
    Cyan, Cyan Worlds, Myst, Riven, D’ni, Cosmic Osmo, Cosmic Osmo and the Worlds beyond the Mackerel, Spelunx, Spelunx and the Caves of Mr. Seudo, The Manhole, The Manhole Masterpiece Edition, the Cyan logo, Uru, Stoneship, Bug Chucker, and others that we may have missed are trademarks of Cyan Worlds, Inc.
  9. Procedure for making claims of copyright infringement
    In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 USC § 512), CYAN is registered with the US Copyright Office as a Service Provider. Any notifications of claimed copyright infringement must be sent to the Cyan World’s Legal Department, telephone number (509) 468-0807. Notification should be mailed to 14617 Newport Highway Mead, WA 99021 or sent via email to [email protected].
  10. U.S. government restricted rights
    This Site contains confidential computer software and technical data. A valid License from CYAN is required for possession, use, or copying. Consistent with FAR 12.211 and 12.212, Commercial Computer Software, Computer Software Documentation, and Technical Data for Commercial Items are licensed to the U.S. Government under CYAN’s standard commercial license terms.
  11. General
    CYAN administers this Site from its offices in Spokane, WA. CYAN makes no representation that materials or services at this Site are appropriate or available for use outside the United States, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use, export, or re-export the materials or services at this Site or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations including without limitation U.S. export laws and regulations. If you choose to access this Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

CYAN may revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then-current Terms because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at this Site.

Revised June 2013

Note: Anyone linking to CYAN’s website must comply with the Guidelines for Linking to CYAN’s Websites and all applicable laws.

Guidelines for Linking to CYAN’s Websites

A site that links to CYAN’s website:
– May link to but not replicate CYAN content
– Should not create a browser or border environment around CYAN content
– Should not imply that CYAN is endorsing it or its products
– Should not misrepresent its relationship with CYAN
– Should not present false information about CYAN products or services
– Should not use CYAN trademarked or copyrighted material without permission from CYAN
– Should not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial, and should contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups


Cyan Product Publication Dates


The Manhole
Original Copyright 1987

Cosmic Osmo and the Worlds Beyond the Mackerel
Original Copyright 1989

Spelunx and the Caves of Mr. Seudo
Original Copyright 1991

Myst
Original Copyright 1993

The Manhole Masterpiece Edition
Original Copyright 1994

Riven
Original Copyright 1997

realMyst
Original Copyright 2000

Myst III Exile
Original Copyright 2001

Uru: Ages Beyond Myst
Original Copyright 2003

Myst IV Revelation
Original Copyright 2004

Myst V End of Ages
Original Copyright 2005


Legal Contact
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