Next Steps

by BrickLink Team | Dec 13, 2019 14:38 EST
We wanted to share with you a quick update on a few things that have been happening here during the past few weeks. It’s been an exciting and busy time. We have been thinking hard about how we could tackle many of the issues you’ve raised and are pleased to share with you some of the developments you could expect to see in the future.

  • We will invest in upgrading the site user experience, stability and security. More updates are planned during the year and will be shared once we know more.

  • The BrickLink Catalog is here to stay, and we are working to secure additional data that are relevant and needed by our Catalog admins.

  • Regarding the marketplace, seller fees will remain unchanged.

  • For our building community, we will continue to develop and evolve Studio.

  • We plan to introduce a new program for our volunteers called the Community Expert Program. This will recognize and provide support for everyone who contributes time and effort to make BrickLink truly useful for our community. More details in early 2020.

  • We are also working on other exciting projects. Stay tuned!

We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of comments we received in the past few weeks and would like for you to continue providing your feedback. Please keep the questions coming, and we will continue to update the transition FAQs. If you have suggestions about what you want to see from BrickLink in the future, do not hesitate to post them in the comments section below.

Starting today, you will be prompted with a pop-up asking you to accept an updated Terms of Service agreement and Privacy Policy.

Data protection and privacy is an important topic for all of us, and we are committed to spending the time and resources necessary to do the job right. The new privacy policy we’ve asked you to consent to will ensure your data is protected and that we’re complying with the most rigorous regulations. Your personal data will stay within BrickLink and will not be shared with any other entities without adhering to standard data privacy requirements, such as informing you.

The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.

So, BrickLink won’t change much in the short-term. But as we move forward, we truly believe we have a fantastic future ahead of us and can’t wait to share the journey with you all.

BrickLink Team

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This news has 25 replies
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   runner.caller(1932)
>In NEWS, Admin writes: >The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand prote...
(765 days ago, 2019-12-13, to General)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   rikitikitaviguy(717)
I actually read the entire TOS and privacy policy word-for-word...I need a beer... LM [...]
(765 days ago, 2019-12-13, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   yorbrick(935)
>Data protection and privacy is an important topic for all of us, and we are committed to spending the time and resources necessary to do the job right. The new privacy policy we’ve asked you to...
(765 days ago, 2019-12-13, to General)
View Thread (Cancelled)   -   yorbrick(935)
Cancelled
(765 days ago, 2019-12-13, to General)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   JulieK(8573)
[...] Oh really? ;) :-D
(765 days ago, 2019-12-13, to General)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   StormChaser(398)
[...] Well, that's a relief . . . I guess? I didn't know there was a possibility of it going away. My question is if it will be understood and valued by TLG as the unparalleled histori...
(765 days ago, 2019-12-13, to General)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   Alyxavior(102)
Is BrickLink a subsidiary of the LEGO Group, or actually folded into it? If MOC designs are unable to infringe upon third parties, is the LEGO Group considered to be a third party in this insta...
(765 days ago, 2019-12-13, to Feedback)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   donja_nl(7144)
Hello, I also read the terms. Is this a typo??? -----------------------------------------------...
(765 days ago, 2019-12-13, to Terms and Policies)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   BrickAThon(32978)
Question: We can no longer click into Buyer names, is this permanent, due to privacy issues? This was incredibly useful in the past for us (and many others, I'm sure) when we would...
(765 days ago, 2019-12-13, to Terms and Policies)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   Alyxavior(102)
Suggestions for Stud.io: Please have an option for all of the tool bars to be undocked, so that they can be viewed on a separate monitor, leaving the build area as large as possible. Also al...
(765 days ago, 2019-12-13, to Suggestions)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   Mevitsbricks(2508)
Thank you for the update! [...]
(765 days ago, 2019-12-13, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   longwallmining(796)
[...] Watch your P's and Q's Mum's and Dad's, The kids are on to us....
(765 days ago, 2019-12-13, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   Andrsv(1314)
[...] Thanks for keeping us updated, it's valuable :)
(765 days ago, 2019-12-13, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   Drudatz(46)
[...] Please just dont let the LEGO "IT TEAM" near Bricklink! :D
(765 days ago, 2019-12-13, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   madmax(116)
[...] Just an FYI - the terms of service that occur in the popup are different than the terms of service page that you can print out: (URL) terms of service popup included details about selling g...
(764 days ago, 2019-12-13, to Terms and Policies)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   watch505(2750)
I don't personally buy them, but why ban chromebricks? I can understand some of the changes but why ban people customizing genuine Lego items? Isn't that one of the things that makes bric...
(764 days ago, 2019-12-13, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   Ohio_Monofigs(570)
> >The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual...
(764 days ago, 2019-12-14, to General)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   BRICK_AHOY(131)
I am truly happy to hear about the upgrades to user experience and security/privacy. Security is very important these days and I know the LEGO group will do what's necessary. I work in IT sec...
(764 days ago, 2019-12-14, to General)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   AussieBrickster(8300)
I will be very interested in participating as a volunteer for the Community Expert program. [...]
(763 days ago, 2019-12-14, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   Rebecca1969(371)
[...]
(763 days ago, 2019-12-15, to Buying)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   Proprietor(1688)
So this is in the new terms: ”Fees for Sale of Bricks and Related Items. Sellers are required to pay BrickLink a fee based on the final dollar amount of all orders for individual bricks and or...
(762 days ago, 2019-12-15, to General)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   Bubul(1837)
Dear Admin! I have been selling Custom chromed parts for 10 years here in Bricklink. I have got almost 2000 pcs of positive feedbacks, all are 100% percent positive from my customers and MOC F...
(761 days ago, 2019-12-17, to Help)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   Dino1(424)
[...] What happens to the user- and store names that contain the word "Lego"?
(760 days ago, 2019-12-18, to General)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   addicted2bricks(580)
>For our building community, we will continue to develop and evolve Studio. > I only did the full turn to Stud.io this year, and only since import for custom parts works I can really tak...
(757 days ago, 2019-12-21, to Suggestions)
View Thread Re: Next Steps   -   engywok(160)
I really hope you don't use your IT-Team for bricklink. The LEGO-Website is one of the worst sites I know (and I kind of live online). PLEASE don't change the Bricklink database! ...
(748 days ago, 2019-12-29, to Announce)
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