Last updated: October 09, 2021
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2. Use of Sketchup CGtips
“Models” are individual, separate three-dimensional models of objects created, designed, and developed by you or a third-party (a “Developer”) or by CGtips and include related content and information about or included with the Models. CGtips is not responsible for any Developer Models. “Distribute” means to submit, upload, distribute, sell (upon CGtips’s implementation of payment systems) and/or license Models you have created to end users.
To download and use the Models, you need software that is compatible with the Model (for which CGtips or the applicable manufacturer may charge a separate fee) and a computer device with Internet access; such requirements may change from time-to-time and are your responsibility.
3. User Accounts
- A. Account Creation.
Upon signing in to Sketchup CGtips the first time, you need to create an account. Currently, you may create a Sketchup CGtips account by signing in with a valid Google ID (a username/password combination used to access your Google account) or CGtips ID (a username/password combination issued by CGtips). To sign in using a Google ID, you must authorize Google to share account information with CGtips and you must maintain your Google ID in good standing subject to any separate user terms between you and Google. The authentication information Google provides to CGtips or you provide to CGtips may contain personally identifiable information, which will be handled by CGtips as described below, and we may publicly display the username and profile photo (if any) associated with your CGtips or Google user account. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account credentials, and you agree that CGtips may terminate your access to Sketchup CGtips and other services if you fail to do so. Additionally, you are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify CGtips immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. CGtips will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge.
- B. Your Personal Information.
4. Age Restrictions
You may not register for a user account or use Sketchup CGtips to Distribute Models if you are under 13 years of age unless we have verified parental consent.
5. Third Party Models, Products and Services
Some of the Sketchup CGtips Materials (defined below in Section 10) may be provided or owned by third parties. CGtips does not endorse, guarantee or provide a warranty for the third party Sketchup CGtips Materials and may or may not review them for compliance with law (copyright, patent or any other laws) or CGtips policies. Use of a third party Model is governed by the License Terms Applicable to Models set forth below. CGtips DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY WITH REGARD TO MODELS POSTED BY THIRD PARTIES (AND ANY ACTION YOU TAKE BASED ON THEM).
6. CGtips Proprietary Products and Services
CGtips’s obligations with respect to its own, proprietary products and services are governed solely by the terms and conditions of agreements under which CGtips provides them to you. If you obtain a CGtips proprietary product or service through Sketchup CGtips that is provided without an agreement, that product or service is provided “AS-IS” with no warranties whatsoever, express or implied, and your use of that CGtips product or service is at your own risk.
Nothing herein grants you any license, rights, title or interest in or to the CGtips SketchUp software which is licensed to you pursuant to a separate agreement (“SketchUp License Agreement”). CGtips may update, fix or upgrade the SketchUp software from time-to-time without notice and such changes may affect compatibility or interoperability of your Model. Your right, if any, to receive such updates, fixes or upgrades is dependent upon and governed by the terms of the applicable SketchUp License Agreement between you and CGtips.
7. License Terms Applicable to Models
8. Availability of Models
9. Distribution of Models through Sketchup CGtips
A. Qualifications and Distribution Terms.
CGtips may in its discretion set and revise from time-to-time Qualifications regarding the criteria and procedures for CGtips to accept and authorize each Model submitted for Distribution through Sketchup CGtips. CGtips may choose to waive or impose additional Qualifications for a particular Model in its discretion. CGtips may decline to make a Model available on Sketchup CGtips for any reason or no reason.
You may remove a Model you previously posted from Sketchup CGtips at any time provided that removal shall not affect the license granted to end users who downloaded that Model before you removed it and those licenses will continue under the terms of the General Model License. Although CGtips will not continue Distribution of your Models after you remove them, CGtips may retain archive copies for record keeping purposes.
B. Grant of Licenses. Distributors grant two licenses to their Models as follows:
To CGtips. For all Models you Distribute on or through Sketchup CGtips, you hereby grant to CGtips a nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, transferrable (with the right to sublicense through multiple tiers), irrevocable license (under all applicable intellectual property rights) to copy, publicly perform and display, use, distribute, create derivative works of, store, promote, market, support, transmit, and otherwise make available on or through Sketchup CGtips each Model and related content, including without limitation as necessary to promote, operate and make available Sketchup CGtips and any related CGtips products or services. The foregoing license includes the rights for CGtips to make available Models (or any parts, related content or derivative works thereof) through CGtips’s partners and sublicensees.
To the End User. You will make your Models available to end users pursuant to the General Model License.
C. Title and Ownership.
As between you and CGtips, except for the limited license rights granted herein, all right, title and interest in and to the Models you Distribute shall remain yours.
D. CGtips Not Responsible for Your Models.
CGtips does not and will not endorse, guarantee or provide a warranty for your Models and may or may not review them for compliance with law (copyright, patent or any other laws) or CGtips policies or Qualifications. Distribution of your Models on Sketchup CGtips is at your own risk.
E. Representations and Warranties.
You represent and warrant that you have all intellectual property rights, including patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of privacy or publicity or other proprietary rights, in and to each Model you Distribute and its related content. If your Model or content includes third-party materials or content, you represent and warrant that you have the right to Distribute the third-party materials or content or otherwise grant CGtips all rights and licenses to such Model set forth in subsection (B) above. You shall not Distribute Models unless you are the owner of such Models and/or have all the necessary rights or permissions from applicable third parties.
10. Sketchup CGtips Materials; Use Restrictions
A. Proprietary Rights.
B. Use Restrictions
You may not:
ii. Decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble Sketchup CGtips Materials that is software (except and only to the extent permitted by applicable law, and then only with advance notice to CGtips);
iii. Remove or modify any copyright or other proprietary or legal notices from Sketchup CGtips Materials; or
Misuse includes, but is not limited to:
i. Using Sketchup CGtips Materials to disseminate or convey inappropriate, defamatory, obscene, salacious, or unlawful information, images or content; or to harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others;
ii. Using Sketchup CGtips Materials in such a manner so as to interfere unreasonably with its use by others;
iii. Attempting or assisting another to access, alter, or interfere with the communications and/or information of another user;
iv. Scraping information from Sketchup CGtips;
v. Account fraud or unauthorized access of an account;
vi. Uploading, or otherwise making available, any Models or any other Sketchup CGtips Materials, including files that contain text, images, photographs, software or other content owned by others, in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other proprietary right of others;
vii. Advertising, offering to sell or buy goods (other than Models, if applicable), or using Sketchup CGtips Materials for business promotional purposes, except as expressly permitted by CGtips or the General Model License;
viii. Violating any code of conduct associated with Sketchup CGtips, or any applicable laws or regulations;
ix. Taking any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Sketchup CGtips infrastructure; or uploading files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or other similar software or programs that cause damage to computers or property of others; or
x. Using any messaging functionality made available through Sketchup CGtips to send communications which would violate applicable law (including, but not limited to, the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003) or which contain content or materials of the type prohibited in subsections (i), (vi), (vii) or (ix) above.
11. User Posted Materials
Sketchup CGtips may include feedback, ratings and review mechanisms, messaging functionality and other ways in which users can post, upload, interact with, share and submit materials (e.g., text, images, data, etc.) (collectively, “User Communications”). USER COMMUNICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED NON-CONFIDENTIAL AND NON-PROPRIETARY AND BY POSTING, UPLOADING, INPUTTING, OPTING TO SHARE, OR OTHERWISE SUBMITTING ANY USER COMMUNICATIONS TO Sketchup CGtips, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
i. You are granting CGtips, its designees and sub-licensees, consent and permission to use your User Communications, including without limitation, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual license rights with right of sublicense to disclose, reproduce, store, display and perform (publicly or otherwise), publish, adapt, modify, transmit, distribute, have distributed, edit, translate, reformat, create derivative works based on and otherwise use such User Communications; and
ii. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your User Communications and that your User Communications will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.
If you use the “Contact Me” functionality provided by Sketchup CGtips to send private messages to other users, you acknowledge and agree that those other users will be able to see your name and email address in the “reply to” field of your message, view the contents of your message and respond directly to the email address associated with your account.
CGtips shall have no obligation to monitor User Communications (including other users’ responses to private messages).
CGtips reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as CGtips deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request or to review, edit, refuse to post, or to remove any User Communications, in whole or in part, in CGtips’s sole discretion.
CGtips DOES NOT CONTROL OR ENDORSE THE CONTENT, MESSAGES OR INFORMATION FOUND IN ANY USER COMMUNICATIONS AND, THEREFORE, CGtips MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING USER COMMUNICATIONS AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY WITH REGARD TO THEM (AND ANY ACTION YOU TAKE BASED ON THEM) AND ANY ACTIONS OR CLAIMS RESULTING FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN ANY SERVICES.
Please note: CGtips has no obligation to remove any User Communications that you have opted to input and share absent CGtips’s receipt of your written request to do so. You may submit a request for removal of your shared User Communications from the applicable forum or webpage to the email address designated for such purpose or to firstname.lastname@example.org. CGtips does not guarantee that it will be able to remove all instances of your User Communications and removal will not affect any licenses granted in connection with your User Communications prior to the time of their removal.
12. Ratings and Reviews of Models
A. In General.
B. Terms Specific to Developers.
CGtips shall have no responsibility for ratings or to monitor ratings, but may use the ratings to determine the placement of Models, to change the placement from time-to-time, or to remove Models in CGtips’s discretion.
Any action you take based on any rating is at your own risk and in your sole discretion.
If you post a review of your own Model, you must disclose your identity and the fact that the Model being reviewed is your Model. If you pay or otherwise incent others to post a review of your Model, you must require that party to disclose that fact in their review. If you post a review of a competitor’s Model, you must disclose your identity and the fact that you publish a competitive Model.
13. Aggregated Information; Feedback
In addition to CGtips’s other rights, CGtips may collect aggregated information regarding your interaction with Sketchup CGtips and Models (excluding any personally identifiable information) and may exploit and use such aggregated information for any purpose without restriction. CGtips may freely use, copy, disclose, prepare derivative works based on, publicly perform or display, distribute and exploit any feedback, bug reports or suggestions you provide to CGtips (including in User Communications) regarding Sketchup CGtips Materials or other CGtips products and services, without any obligation, royalty or restriction based on intellectual property rights or otherwise.
14. Termination Rights for Violations; Removal of Content and Discontinuation of Service
i. CGtips reserves the right to seek all remedies available in law and equity for such violations;
iii. Any authorization and license you have to use and/or Distribute the Models and to use or access other Sketchup CGtips Materials shall automatically terminate; and
iv. You must immediately discontinue use of and destroy any downloaded Models or other Sketchup CGtips Materials, including in any Combined Work.
CGtips further reserves the right to remove Sketchup CGtips Materials or discontinue services available on Sketchup CGtips with or without notice, to terminate your authorization to use any services or Sketchup CGtips Materials, to terminate your password, if any, and to delete any one or more of your related accounts, for any reason or for no reason, immediately and at any time. CGtips accepts no responsibility for such deleted or removed Sketchup CGtips Materials.
15. Sketchup CGtips Messaging
You agree that CGtips may contact you with messages sent from time to time through your personal computer, mobile phone or other wireless device delivered using SMS-based text messages, email messages or other communication mechanisms, in situations when such contact is required to respond to your User Communications, send you service announcements or administrative messages, inform you about material events concerning you and your account, or send marketing communications describing new Sketchup CGtips features or highlight featured content to you. You may opt out of those CGtips marketing communications at any time by updating your account preferences.
Upon a request by CGtips, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless CGtips and its affiliates, agents, suppliers and third parties, and its and their employees, contractors, officers and directors from all liabilities, claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, that arise from:
i. Your use or misuse of Sketchup CGtips Materials
ii. Distribution of your Models
iii. Violation of the Qualifications
vi. Intellectual property infringement by your Models
v. Your use of any Models you have downloaded
vi. Your breach of the General Model License associated with Models you have downloaded
CGtips reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you agree to cooperate with CGtips in asserting any available defenses. You may not settle any claim without the prior written consent of CGtips in each case.
17. No Exclusivity
18. Warranty Disclaimer
CGtips assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of Sketchup CGtips Materials; nor does CGtips warrant that Sketchup CGtips Materials are up-to-date, that Sketchup CGtips Materials will meet your needs, that Sketchup CGtips Materials will be available at any particular time or location, that any defects or errors will be corrected, or that Sketchup CGtips Materials are free of viruses or other harmful components. Your use of Sketchup CGtips Materials and Distribution of Models is at your sole risk. Mention of non-CGtips products or services is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.
Sketchup CGtips MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY BY CGtips OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
19. Limitation of Liability
THESE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY WITHOUT REGARD TO WHETHER DAMAGES ARISE FROM BREACH OF CONTRACT OR WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT PROHIBIT SUCH EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS, IN NO EVENT WILL CGtips’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS (U.S. $50).
CGtips does not assume and will not have any liability arising from events beyond CGtips’s control or the control of its subcontractors, other Developers, business partners or licensors, including events such as acts of God, acts of any governmental entity, acts of a public enemy, strikes, natural disasters, or failure or diminishment of power or telecommunications or data networks or services.
20. Links to Third Party Web Sites
Sketchup CGtips may contain links to third party web sites whether provided by CGtips or a user of Sketchup CGtips. Access to any other web site linked to Sketchup CGtips is at the user’s own risk. CGtips does not control, and is not responsible for, the accuracy or reliability of any information, content, data, opinions, advice or statements made on those web sites, or about any products found at those web sites, or about any search results that may be obtained from using them. CGtips provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement.
21. Linking to Sketchup CGtips
You may create links to Sketchup CGtips from other web sites, but only in accordance with the following guidelines (or other guidelines that CGtips may provide from time to time) and in compliance with applicable law. A web site that links to Sketchup CGtips:
May refer to the CGtips company name, SketchUp or Sketchup CGtips name or product names in a plain text font and format in accordance with CGtips’s general trademark usage guidelines, using appropriate wording such as “This way to Sketchup CGtips” or “Click here for more information on SketchUp products.”
Shall not imply that CGtips is endorsing its products.
Shall not misrepresent its relationship with CGtips.
Shall not present false information about CGtips products or services.
Shall not use the CGtips or SketchUp or Sketchup CGtips logos or other trademarks (including third party trademarks) without permission from CGtips or the owner of the trademark.
Shall not charge or attempt to charge for the use of Sketchup CGtips or any Models which are not your own Models.
Shall not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial, and shall contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups.
If you have placed a link on your web site to Sketchup CGtips you agree to promptly remove such link at CGtips’s request.
22. Copyright and Trademark Information
Copyright information and a current list of United States trademarks owned by CGtips is set forth at https://www.dmca.com/site-report/sketchup.cgtips.org.
23. U.S. Government Restricted Rights
Sketchup CGtips is administered by CGtips from its offices or those of its affiliates at various locations within the United States of America. CGtips may also make use of its U.S. or foreign affiliates or one or more external service providers to host Sketchup CGtips. Consequently, data is collected, sent, processed and stored in the United States and may be collected, sent, processed and stored outside the United States. You acknowledge that in the event of conflict of privacy laws or practices in your jurisdiction and those in the domicile of the entity hosting Sketchup CGtips the law applicable in the domicile of the hosting entity will have precedence at all times.
CGtips makes no representation that the Warehouse Materials are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where they are illegal is prohibited. You may not use or export or re-export the Warehouse Materials or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations including, without limitation, United States export laws and regulations. If you choose to access Sketchup CGtips from locations outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
25. Choice of Law and Forum
26. Contacting CGtips or the SketchUp division
27. Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide CGtips’s DMCA administrator the written information specified below, as required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2).
An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on Sketchup CGtips;
Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
CGtips’s DMCA administrator for notice of claims of copyright infringement on Sketchup CGtips can be reached as follows:
Trung Liet Ward
Dong Da district
28. General Provisions