End User Licence Agreement

Aggrement between Blender Cluster and the users of our service

In order to protect Blender Cluster (our rendering service) and the members of our community, we need these End User Licence Agreement (EULA) terms to set out some rules for downloading / uploading and using our Service. If you break rules we may stop you from using our Service. If necessary, we might even have to ask our lawyers to get in touch.

If you use (download, upload, use and/or pay to/for) our Service, you are agreeing to stick to the rules of this End User Licence Agreement (EULA). If you don‘t want to or can‘t agree to these rules, then you must not use our Service. This EULA incorporates the terms of use for the blendercluster.com website (“Code of Conduct”), our “brand and asset usage guidelines” and “our privacy policy”. By agreeing to this EULA you also agree to all parts of this document, so please read through them carefully.

Major Rule

The major rule is that you must not distribute anything we‘ve made. By “distribute” we mean “give copies of the website content away, make commercial use of, try to make money from, or let other people get access to our Service and its parts in a way that is unfair or unreasonable”.

So the major rule is that (unless we specifically agree to it – such as in brand and asset usage guidelines) you must not:

  • Give copies of our add-on or website to anyone else;
  • Make commercial use of anything we‘ve made;
  • Try to make money from anything we‘ve made; or
  • Let other people get access to anything we‘ve made in a way that is unfair or unreasonable.

... and so that we are crystal clear, what we have made includes, but is not limited to, the add-on or website for our Service. It also includes modified versions of the add-on or website, part of it or anything else we‘ve made.

Otherwise we are quite relaxed about what you do - in fact we really encourage you to do cool stuff - but just don‘t do those things that we say you can‘t.

Using our Services

Below we also give you limited rights to do other things but we have to draw a line somewhere or else people will go too far. If you wish to make something pertaining to anything we‘ve made we‘re humbled, but please make sure that it can‘t be interpreted as being official and that it complies with this EULA and the brand and asset usage guidelines and above all do not make commercial use of anything we‘ve made.

The permission we give you to use our Service can be revoked if you break the terms of this EULA.

When you use our Service, we give you permission to download, upload, use and pay to/for your own personal blender project input/output and fees. This permission is personal to you, so you are not allowed to access the data/information of other users (or any part of it) unless they are allowing you. This also means you cannot sell or rent data that is not yours, or make it available for access to other people and you cannot pass on or resell any licence keys. You may, however, give gift codes that have been bought through our official gift code system.

This is important to help us stop piracy and fraud, and to protect our Service. It is also important to prevent members of our community from buying fraudulent data or licence keys – which we may cancel, such as in the case of fraud.

If you've bought or downloaded a hacked versions of the Service add-on or similar, you are not allowed to distribute those nor use them).

The simple rule is do not make commercial use of our Service and / or similar unless specifically agreed by us or under this EULA. Oh and if the law expressly allows it, such as under a “fair use” or fair dealing” doctrine then that‘s ok too – but only to the extent that the law says so. In order to ensure the integrity of our Service, we need all downloads to come from a single central source: us. It is also important for us that 3rd party tools / services don‘t seem “too official” as we can‘t guarantee their quality.

Ownership of files and other things

Although we give you permission to use our Service, we are still owners of it. We are also owners of our brands and any content contained in the Website. The only permissions you have in connection with the Service are the permissions set out in this EULA.

Copyright and ownership of “Renders” and “Simulations” files outputted by our Services belong to us until the amount set in “the” invoice is paid. When paid, you are actually buying a copyright over files in direct connection to your project and paying Service fees in accordance with this EULA - you are not buying the Service or website itself.

Any tools you write for the Service from scratch belong to you. Modifications to the Service ("Mods") are prohibited. We have the final say on what constitutes a tool / mod / plugin and what doesn‘t.

Content

If you make any content available on / through our Service, you must give us permission to use, copy, modify and adapt that content. This permission must be irrevocable, and you must let us permit other people to use,copy, modify and adapt your content. If you don‘t want to give us this permission, do not make content available on / through our Service. Please think carefully before you make any content available, because it will be made public and might even be used by other people in a way you don‘t like.

If you are going to make something available on or through our Service, it must not be offensive to people or illegal. It must be honest, and it must be your own creation. The types of things you must not make available using our Service include: posts that include racist or homophobic language; posts that are bullying or trolling; posts that might damage our or another person‘s reputation; posts that include porn, advertising or someone else‘s creation or image; or posts that impersonate a moderator or try to trick or exploit people.

Any content you make available on our Service must also be your creation. You must not make any content available, using our Service, that infringes the rights of anyone else. If you post content on our Service, and we get challenged, threatened or sued by someone because the content infringes that persons rights, we may hold you responsible and that means you may have to pay us back for any damage we suffer as a result. Therefore it is really important that you only make content available that you have created and you don‘t do so with any content created by anyone else.

Please watch out if you are talking to people in our Service. It is hard for either you or us to know for sure that what people say is true, or even if people are really who they say they are. You should think twice about giving out information about yourself.

Upgrades

We might make upgrades and updates available from time to time, but we don‘t have to. We are also not obliged to provide ongoing support or maintenance of any Services. Of course, we hope to continue to release new updates for our Service, we just can‘t guarantee that we will do so.

Our liability

When you get a copy of our Service and Service tools, we provide them ‘as is‘. Updates and upgrades are also provided ‘as is‘.

This means that we are not making any promises to you about the standard or quality of our Service or that our Service will be uninterrupted or error free or for any loss or damage that they cause. We only promise to provide the Service and any services with reasonable skill and care and even then you have to accept that we may release Services well before they are complete and so they may (and often will) have bugs – but that‘s a price you pay for getting them so early.

The law in most countries says that we can‘t disclaim liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence so if your computer gets up and stabs you because of something we‘ve done wrong then we‘ll take the hit on that.

Termination

If we want we can terminate this EULA if you breach the terms. You can terminate it too, at any time, all you have to do is revoke your account and remove all Services related files from your computer and the EULA will be terminated. If the EULA is terminated, you will no longer be allowed to access our Service.

The paragraphs about “Ownership of files and other things”, “Our liability” and “General stuff” will continue to apply even after the EULA is terminated.

General stuff

The EULA is subject to any legal rights you might have. Nothing in these terms and conditions will limit any of your rights that may not be excluded under law nor shall it exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence nor any fraudulent representation.

We may also change this EULA from time to time but those changes will only be effective to the extent that they can legally apply. We don‘t need to tell you about the changes for them to have effect so you should check back here from time to time so you are aware of any changes to the EULA. We‘re not going to be unfair about this though - but sometimes the law changes or someone does something that affects other users of the Service and the Service itself, we therefore need to put a lid on it.

If you come to us with a suggestion for any one of our Services, that suggestion is made for free. This means we can use your suggestion in any way we want and we don‘t have to pay you for it. If you think you have a suggestion that we would be willing to pay you for, you must tell us you expect to be paid before you tell us the suggestion.