Legal & Policies

Disclaimer: The policies of the Global Game Jam have for the most part been adhered to, and have been adapted below to our purposes.

Content Policy

The Stay Safe! Jam is about experimentation, sharing, collaboration and learning from each other. All Jammers are expected to share their games by uploading their games, assets, source code, etc. Games are uploaded under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Creative Commons license ( This basically means the team that created the game, owns the original content and can do with it as they please, and that Stay Safe! Jam retains an original copy that other people can download, modify and distribute for non-commercial purposes. All files necessary to run the game, as well as all assets, source code and project files created during the SSJ and necessary to rebuild/compile & link the game from scratch must be uploaded as well. Third-party tools, libraries, engines and assets that are used for the game, but not created during the SSJ, may be omitted from the SSJ project submission. However, clear instructions must be included on how to purchase or obtain these resources in order to continue development on the game. SSJ also reserves the right to remove any uploaded games if the content is offensive or unsuitable. This ‬includes but is not limited to:‭ games with ‬harmful‭ ‬or‭ ‬prejudicial‭ themes related‭ ‬to‭ ‬gender,‭ ‬sexual‭ ‬orientation,‭ age, ‬ability,‭ ‬appearance, ethnicity,‭ national origin, ‬citizenship, socioeconomic‭ ‬status,‭ ‬or‭ ‬religion‭. If you see a game being created or find a game on our site which would violate these terms email

Privacy Policy


Stay Safe! Jam respects our community member’s privacy. As a non-profit organization, Stay Safe! Jam will not sell or otherwise shared participant email for the purpose of profit to any third party organizations. Our general email list will remain a private list, used only for official communication from the Stay Safe! Jam non-profit and will include the SSJ Newsletter. Our new, opt-in lists provide an opportunity for members of our Stay Safe! Jam community network to contact Stay Safe! Jam participants. These opt-in-lists contain only the email addresses of individuals who have explicitly indicated an interest in SSJ announcements from sponsors and promotions. Consent to this general email usage policy is granted by participating in or registering for the Stay Safe! Jam. For Participants: Your email address will only be used by the SSJ. We do not sell or rent or email our general list of email addresses to third parties. Other than what is explicitly stated below, the SSJ will not share email addresses with unrelated third-parties, affiliates, or regular SSJ members. Please understand, your email address will be shared internally for communication of SSJ events and for compliance with any legal matters. ​The SSJ may also share your Email address with third parties to enable the SSJ to take security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. Finally, the SSJ may share Email addresses with third parties as necessary for the SSJ to perform certain services on our behalf, such as packaging, mailing and delivering products and processing event registrations and to respond to your service requests.


Once collected, we may use your Personally Identifiable Information in a variety of ways including, but not limited to: Provide service communications such as confirmations, program registrations, and community service messages Respond to your emails or online requests for products, services, or information Deliver and process surveys Personalize and improve the usability of the Sites Fulfill and/or deliver Stay Safe! Jam community tools products and services Tailor content, advertising, and marketing to you Share with third parties as required by law


Your e-mail address will be used by the SSJ as with any general participant email. As an opt-in participant your email address will also be provided to third parties to provide you information about game-related opportunities. This includes job opportunities, contracts, sub-contracts, products and services offered by third parties.


Publish membership directories and registration lists to a limited audience (non-public distribution) Sharing with certain other companies to offer you products and services that may be of interest to you as described below: Third-party sponsors wishing to contact our community about products, services, and opportunities Other game-making contests, press, journalists or allied communities within the Stay Safe! Jam community network for the purpose of announcing, recruiting, advertising and applauding efforts of SSJ participants. The organization reserves the right to provide these emails to third parties when explicit consent is provided by the participant.


Once a location is approved on the SSJ website, the organizer understands the requirements of SSJ and agrees to abide by the rules of Stay Safe! Jam and use the trademark and logo responsibly and will update their site, media releases and communication accordingly. To be part of Stay Safe! Jam, all locations must state on their website, media outings and other communications, that their location or local jam is part of the official Stay Safe! Jam and will use the Stay Safe! Jam logo provided by SSJ. The organizers will make sure to connect their registration platform of choice (i.e. Eventbrite, Ticketmaster, etc.) and their local website will refer to the Stay Safe! Jam website (

Use of the SSJ logo

Third parties may not use the Stay Safe! Jam logo without expressed written permission. The logo must always be accompanied by the words “Stay Safe! Jam” and linked directly to “”. It must not be used for any purpose other than to identify the Stay Safe! Jam.

Stay Safe! Jam Policy on attending as a jammer

To participate in the Stay Safe! Jam event, you must be a legal adult in the country in which you attend the SSJ. See our age policy.

SSJ Research

SSJ conducts studies and research related to each Stay Safe! Jam event. SSJ research strives to explore, understand and grow the art of games and game jamming. We endeavor to protect the rights, welfare, and well-being of subjects involved in research conducted or supported by Stay Safe! Jam and the various researchers by adhering to strict legal and ethical protocols. Research is primarily conducted via survey, or observation. SSJ participants may choose to opt-out of interviews and observations by advising their local organizers or by not taking the survey.

Age Policy

No person may participate in a Stay Safe! Jam event unless they have reached 18 years of age or the age of majority (e.g. are legal adults) in the country of participation (whichever is younger). As an example, participants attending a SSJ site in Scotland or Cuba must be 16 years of age or older to participate as that is the age of majority, while participants that join a site in the United States, New Zealand or Japan must be 18+ to attend. The only exception to this rule, is if the minor is accompanied by a legal guardian at all times while attending the jam.


The Stay Safe! Jam reserves the right to change, modify or make exceptions to all policies at will. By participating in SSJ or using the SSJ website you accept and abide by the policies stated above. Please contact us ( with any questions.