We would like to ask everyone to be nice, civil and helpful. We have a few common sense rules that we ask you to keep in mind. These especially relate to copyrights and keeping 3D Hut appropriate for a general audience.
Users of the 3D Hut Service are responsible for making sure their content complies with this Content Policy.
As specified in our Terms & Conditions, we expect that the creator of a 3D design hold the copyrights to the content. Hence, please only upload your own original work or work that is freely available through a Creative Commons license.
Please do not infringe other people’s intellectual property rights. (Intellectual property rights means copyright, patent, registered design, design right, trade mark or trade secret.)
We live in a culture of re-mix, re-use and mashup but a good rule of thumb here is that if a person does not clearly give you the right to use their design, invention, logo, text, slogan etc. then you do not have the right to use it. If you do obtain work through, for example, a Creative Commons attribution license please always give the originator of the material credit for their work. Be nice! This sounds simple but lots of mistakes happen when people ignore this simple rule. We would like everyone to make whatever they like, as 3D printing is a technology that enables innovation and the possibility to make completely new things is unlimited.
However, we do take copyright seriously and are legally obliged to respond to any copyright infringement notices we receive.
We ask that content which could be interpreted by others as inappropriate for a general audience not be uploaded.
Some examples of content that is prohibited and will be removed (private or public):
- Content that may infringe on the rights of a third a party.
- Content that contains hate speech in any form.
- Content that contains nudity that is not artistic in nature and/or explicit sexual content.
- Content that exploits images or the likeness of minors.
- Content that depicts violence, is obscene, abusive, fraudulent or threatening.
- Content that resembles weapons or weapon accessories (exceptions are made for miniatures, maximum size 10cm).
- Material that is generally offensive or in bad taste, as determined by 3D Hut.
The list outlined above is not an exhaustive list of prohibited material but rather general guidelines for you to follow.
In order to cooperate with and protect intellectual property right owners, we will respond as soon as possible to any complaints of intellectual property right infringements.
In case you find content on the 3D Hut website which you think is inappropriate, might infringe your intellectual property right or does not comply to our content policy, please notify us by email.
In the email please indicate the allegedly infringing content, a statement on why you believe that the use of the content is not authorized by the copyright holder and some identifying information about yourself so that we can contact you. We will investigate the reported content and decide whether, according to 3D Hut, the claim is deemed to be valid and the content needs to be removed.
Further, in case a 3D model which is found to be infringing, has already been turned into a printed model, we retain the right to destroy it, provided it is still in our possession, and cancel your order in accordance with the terms indicated in the 3D Hut Terms and Conditions under section “Order”. In such case we might require you to indemnify us for our damages as set forth in the 3D Hut Terms and Conditions under section “Indemnification”.
Procedure for Reporting Copyright Infringement
If you believe that material or content residing on or accessible through the 3D Hut Website infringes a copyright, please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information listed below to our email:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed; Identification of works or materials being infringed;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing including information regarding the location of the infringing materials that the copyright owner seeks to have removed, with sufficient detail so that 3D Hut is capable of finding and verifying its existence;
- Contact information about the notifier including address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address;
- A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.
When removing content from the site, 3D Hut will make reasonable attempts to inform the user of the notice for removal, the reason for the removal, and may provide the user with a copy of the notice and the notifying party’s contact information. 3D Hut will endeavor to remove the content in a timely manner. We take our users’ privacy seriously and will not give out a user’s details unless legally obliged to do so with a court order.
Removal of Allegedly Infringing Content
Once proper notification of copyright infringement is received by us, 3D Hut may remove or disable access to such content. If 3D Hut removes or disables access to content in response to an infringement notice, 3D Hut will make reasonable attempts to notify the user that 3D Hut has removed or disabled access to the content.
If you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is not infringing upon the intellectual property, you may be liable for damages (including costs and lawyers’ fees). Therefore, if you are not sure whether or not the content infringes on the intellectual property, please contact a lawyer before contacting 3D Hut.