Terms of Use


Use of this website is governed by our Terms & Conditions.
Use of our video content is governed by our Standard License.

Here is a quick, plain-English guide to the main points:

Please don’t copy our content, or use it without paying for it. As well as being unfair, it’s illegal. This is how we make our living: it takes skill, experience and many hours of hard work to create these videos, and we vigorously defend our copyright.

Explanimation.net is a trading name of Archipelago UK Ltd. Our registered office is 25 George Street, Hertford SG143AD, and our company number is 004467947.

If you need to send us something, please address it to:

Explanimation.net, The Studio,16 Bull Plain, Hertford SG141DT.

By using our website, videos and related services, you agree to the following terms of use:


You can watch the videos on the site through the built-in player. Please don’t try to view or ‘capture’ the videos in any other way, or to modify the player.

If you ever have any problems watching our videos, please let us know straight away, so we can help.


We make animated video content that explains how things work. Although we try to keep our information as accurate as possible, to keep it simple we often have to generalise.

It’s your responsibility to decide whether to show our videos, and what other information you need to provide alongside them. You should not rely solely on the information in our videos, and we cannot be held liable if you do.

All of our video content is our exclusive property, and is protected by copyright, trademark and other laws. That also applies to the scripts used in our voiceovers, the way we present information, the music, the graphic style, and the way we explain concepts.

Our Licenses allow you to use the videos only in the format that they are supplied. A license does not imply any other rights to content. In particular, You may not transcribe our voiceovers, or use the wording from the scripts in any format.

If you’re at all unsure about what constitutes copying, please ask us.


You agree not distribute video files outside of your own organisation.

You agree not to alter or edit video files.

You agree not to remove, obscure or alter copyright notices.

You agree not to resell, hire or otherwise make money from the videos.


Standard licenses are non-exclusive, which means that other organisations may be showing similar videos. However, your logo (or any other content that you have supplied) will not appear in anyone else’s videos.

Standard Licenses are non-refundable.

If you don’t abide by our terms of use, we may terminate your license. If that happens, you will not be entitled to any refund.

You agree to meet our payment terms, or tell us in advance of any delays in payment.

We reserve the right to refuse use of our services if we believe our terms have been or are likely to be breached.


We will always try to resolve issues amicably where possible, but we reserve all rights to enforce these terms through legal action if necessary.

Our relations with you will be governed by the law of England and Wales. The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes which may arise out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions, or use of the Website. All communications between us will be conducted in the English language.



Please note the information on this page is for reference only. To the extent any terms or conditions of this page, or the Frequently Asked Questions pages, conflict with or are inconsistent with the Standard Licence, the terms of the Standard Licence shall prevail.

If you have a question about these terms, or feedback for us, please get in touch.