Terms of Service


Thank you for using Variant! Please read this Terms of Service agreement carefully before accessing or using Variant. These terms apply to you as a User, the Variant Corporate Terms of Service may additionally apply to your organisation.

Effective date: April 29, 2021

A. Definitions

  1. An "Account" represents your legal relationship with Variant. A “User Account” represents an individual User’s authorization to log in to and use the Service and serves as a User’s identity on Variant. “Teams” are shared workspaces that may be associated with a single entity or with one or more Users where multiple Users can collaborate across many projects at once. A User Account can be a member of any number of Teams.
  2. The “Agreement” refers, collectively, to all the terms, conditions, notices contained or referenced in this document (the “Terms of Service” or the "Terms") and all other operating rules, policies (including the Variant Privacy Statement, available at variant3d.com/privacy) and procedures that we may publish from time to time on the Website.
  3. "Beta Previews" mean software, services, or features identified as alpha, beta, preview, early access, or evaluation, or words or phrases with similar meanings.
  4. “Content” refers to content featured or displayed through the Website, including without limitation 3D models, code, text, data, articles, images, photographs, graphics, software, applications, packages, designs, features, and other materials that are available on the Website or otherwise available through the Service. "Content" also includes Services. “User-Generated Content” is Content, written or otherwise, created or uploaded by our Users. "Your Content" is Content that you create or own.
  5. “Variant,” “We,” and “Us” refer to Variant Pty Ltd, as well as our affiliates, directors, subsidiaries, contractors, licensors, officers, agents, and employees.
  6. The “Service” refers to the applications, software, products, and services provided by Variant, including any Beta Previews.
  7. “The User,” “You,” and “Your” refer to the individual person, company, or organization that has visited or is using the Website or Service; that accesses or uses any part of the Account; or that directs the use of the Account in the performance of its functions. A User must be at least 13 years of age. Special terms may apply for business or government Accounts (See Section B(5): Additional Terms).
  8. The “Website” refers to Variant’s websites located at variant3d.com and variant.app, and all content, services, and products provided by Variant at or through the Websites. It also refers to Variant-owned subdomains of variant3d.com and variant.app, such as help.variant3d.com and api.variant.app. Occasionally, websites owned by Variant may provide different or additional terms of service. If those additional terms conflict with this Agreement, the more specific terms apply to the relevant page or service.

B. Account Terms

1. Account Controls

  • Users. Subject to these Terms, you retain ultimate administrative control over your User Account and the Content within it.

  • Teams. The "owner" of an Team that was created under these Terms has ultimate administrative control over that Team and the Content within it. Within the Service, an owner can manage User access to the Team’s data and assets. An Team may have multiple owners, but there must be at least one User Account designated as an owner of an Team. If you are the owner of an Team under these Terms, we consider you responsible for the actions that are performed on or through that Team.

2. Required Information

You must provide a valid email address in order to complete the signup process. Any other information requested, such as your real name, is optional, unless you are accepting these terms on behalf of a legal entity (in which case we need more information about the legal entity) or if you opt for a paid Account, in which case additional information will be necessary for billing purposes.

3. Account Requirements

We have a few simple rules for User Accounts on Variant's Service.

  • You must be a human to create an Account. Accounts registered by "bots" or other automated methods are not permitted.
  • One person or legal entity may maintain no more than one free Account.
  • Your login may only be used by one person — i.e., a single login may not be shared by multiple people. A paid Team may only provide access to as many User Accounts as your subscription allows.

4. User Account Security

You are responsible for keeping your Account secure while you use our Service. We offer tools such as two-factor authentication to help you maintain your Account's security, but the content of your Account and its security are up to you.

  • You are responsible for all content posted and activity that occurs under your Account (even when content is posted by others who have Accounts under your Account).
  • You are responsible for maintaining the security of your Account and password. Variant cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
  • You will promptly notify Variant if you become aware of any unauthorized use of, or access to, our Service through your Account, including any unauthorized use of your password or Account.

5. Additional Terms

In some situations, third parties' terms may apply to your use of Variant. For example, you may be a member of an organization on Variant with its own terms or license agreements; you may download an application that integrates with Variant; or you may use Variant to authenticate to another service. Please be aware that while these Terms are our full agreement with you, other parties' terms govern their relationships with you.

If you have signed up for a Variant Enterprise plan, your individual SaaS Agreement additionally applies to you, and you agree to its provisions.

C. Acceptable Use

Your use of the Website and Service must not violate any applicable laws, including copyright or trademark laws, export control or sanctions laws, or other laws in your jurisdiction. You are responsible for making sure that your use of the Service is in compliance with laws and any applicable regulations.

You agree that you will not under any circumstances violate our Acceptable Use Policies.

D. User-Generated Content

1. Responsibility for User-Generated Content

You may create or upload User-Generated Content while using the Service. You are solely responsible for the content of, and for any harm resulting from, any User-Generated Content that you post, upload, link to or otherwise make available via the Service, regardless of the form of that Content. We are not responsible for any public display or misuse of your User-Generated Content.

2. Variant May Remove Content

We have the right to refuse or remove any User-Generated Content that, in our sole discretion, violates any laws or Variant terms or policies. User-Generated Content hosted on Variant for mobile apps may be subject to mobile app stores' additional terms.

3. Ownership of Content, Right to Post, and License Grants

You retain ownership of and responsibility for Your Content. If you're posting anything you did not create yourself or do not own the rights to, you agree that you are responsible for any Content you post; that you will only submit Content that you have the right to post; and that you will fully comply with any third party licenses relating to Content you post.

Because you retain ownership of and responsibility for Your Content, we need you to grant us — and other Variant Users — certain legal permissions, listed in Sections D.4 — D.6. These license grants apply to Your Content. If you upload Content that already comes with a license granting Variant the permissions we need to run our Service, no additional license is required. You understand that you will not receive any payment for any of the rights granted in Sections D.4 — D.6. The licenses you grant to us will end when you remove Your Content from our servers.

4. License Grant to Us

We need the legal right to do things like host Your Content, publish it, and share it. You grant us and our legal successors the right to store, archive, parse, and display Your Content, and make incidental copies, as necessary to provide the Service, including improving the Service over time. This license includes the right to do things like copy it to our database and make backups; show it to you and other users; parse it into a search index or otherwise analyze it on our servers; share it with other users; and perform it, in case Your Content includes something like music or video.

This license does not grant Variant the right to sell Your Content. It also does not grant Variant the right to otherwise distribute or use Your Content outside of our provision of the Service.

5. License Grant to Other Users

Any User-Generated Content you post publicly, including models, textures, URLs and other data, may be viewed by others. By setting your content to be viewed publicly ('publishing' it), you agree to allow others to view your content.

6. Moral Rights

You retain all moral rights to Your Content that you upload, publish, or submit to any part of the Service, including the rights of integrity and attribution. However, you waive these rights and agree not to assert them against us, to enable us to reasonably exercise the rights granted in Section D.4, but not otherwise.

To the extent this agreement is not enforceable by applicable law, you grant Variant the rights we need to use Your Content without attribution and to make reasonable adaptations of Your Content as necessary to render the Website and provide the Service.

E. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy

If you believe that content on our website violates your copyright, please contact us at [email protected] If you are a copyright owner and you believe that content on Variant violates your rights, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or send a DMCA takedown request to the same address. There may be legal consequences for sending a false or frivolous takedown notice. Before sending a takedown request, you must consider legal uses such as fair use and licensed uses.

We will terminate the Accounts of repeat infringers of this policy.

F. Intellectual Property Notice

1. Variant's Rights to Content

Variant and our licensors, vendors, agents, and/or our content providers retain ownership of all intellectual property rights of any kind related to the Website and Service. We reserve all rights that are not expressly granted to you under this Agreement or by law. The look and feel of the Website and Service is copyright © Variant, Inc. All rights reserved. You may not duplicate, copy, or reuse any portion of the HTML/CSS, Javascript, or visual design elements or concepts without express written permission from Variant.

2. Variant Trademarks and Logos

If you’d like to use Variant’s logos, you must follow all of our brand guidelines, available on request from [email protected]

G. API Terms

Abuse or excessively frequent requests to Variant via the API may result in the temporary or permanent suspension of your Account's access to the API. Variant, in our sole discretion, will determine abuse or excessive usage of the API. We will make a reasonable attempt to warn you via email prior to suspension.

You may not share API tokens to exceed Variant's rate limitations.

You may not use the API to download data or Content from Variant for spamming purposes.

All use of the Variant API is subject to these Terms of Service and the Variant Privacy Statement.

Variant may offer subscription-based access to our API for those Users who require high-throughput access or access that would result in resale of Variant's Service.

H. Variant Additional Product Terms

Some Service features may be subject to additional terms specific to that feature or product. These terms will be accessible when subscribing to or purchasing these products or features.

I. Beta Previews

1. Subject to Change

Beta Previews may not be supported and may be changed at any time without notice. In addition, Beta Previews are not subject to the same security measures and auditing to which the Service has been and is subject. By using a Beta Preview, you use it at your own risk.

2. Confidentiality

As a user of Beta Previews, you may get access to special information that isn’t available to the rest of the world. Due to the sensitive nature of this information, it’s important for us to wmake sure that you keep that information secret.

Confidentiality Obligations. You agree that any non-public Beta Preview information we give you, such as information about a private Beta Preview, will be considered Variant’s confidential information (collectively, “Confidential Information”), regardless of whether it is marked or identified as such. You agree to only use such Confidential Information for the express purpose of testing and evaluating the Beta Preview (the “Purpose”), and not for any other purpose. You should use the same degree of care as you would with your own confidential information, but no less than reasonable precautions to prevent any unauthorized use, disclosure, publication, or dissemination of our Confidential Information. You promise not to disclose, publish, or disseminate any Confidential Information to any third party, unless we don’t otherwise prohibit or restrict such disclosure (for example, you might be part of a Variant-organized group discussion about a private Beta Preview feature).

Exceptions. Confidential Information will not include information that is: (a) or becomes publicly available without breach of this Agreement through no act or inaction on your part (such as when a private Beta Preview becomes a public Beta Preview); (b) known to you before we disclose it to you; (c) independently developed by you without breach of any confidentiality obligation to us or any third party; or (d) disclosed with permission from Variant. You will not violate the terms of this Agreement if you are required to disclose Confidential Information pursuant to operation of law, provided Variant has been given reasonable advance written notice to object, unless prohibited by law.

3. Feedback

We’re always trying to improve of products and services, and your feedback as a Beta Preview user will help us do that. If you choose to give us any ideas, know-how, algorithms, code contributions, suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations or any other feedback for our products or services (collectively, “Feedback”), you acknowledge and agree that Variant will have a royalty-free, fully paid-up, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable, irrevocable and perpetual license to implement, use, modify, commercially exploit and/or incorporate the Feedback into our products, services, and documentation.

J. Payment

1. Pricing

Our pricing and payment terms are available at variant3d.com/pricing. If you agree to a subscription price, that will remain your price for the duration of the payment term; however, prices are subject to change at the end of a payment term.

2. Upgrades, Downgrades, and Changes

  • We will immediately bill you when you upgrade from the free plan to any paying plan.
  • If you change from a monthly billing plan to a yearly billing plan, Variant will bill you for a full year at the next monthly billing date.
  • If you upgrade to a higher level of service, we will bill you for the upgraded plan immediately.
  • You may change your level of service at any time by choosing a plan option or going into your Billing settings. If you choose to downgrade your Account, you may lose access to Content, features, or capacity of your Account. Please see our section on Cancellation for information on getting a copy of that Content.

3. Billing Schedule; No Refunds

Payment Based on Plan For monthly or yearly payment plans, the Service is billed in advance on a monthly or yearly basis respectively and is non-refundable. There will be no refunds or credits for partial months of service, downgrade refunds, or refunds for months unused with an open Account; however, the service will remain active for the length of the paid billing period.

Payment Based on Usage Some Service features are billed based on your usage. A limited quantity of these Service features may be included in your plan for a limited term without additional charge. If you choose to purchase paid Service features beyond the quantity included in your plan, you pay for those Service features based on your actual usage in the preceding month. Monthly payment for these purchases will be charged on a periodic basis in arrears. See Variant Additional Product Terms for Details.

Invoicing For invoiced Users, User agrees to pay the fees in full, up front without deduction or setoff of any kind. User must pay the fees within thirty (30) days of the Variant invwoice date. Amounts payable under this Agreement are non-refundable, except as otherwise provided in this Agreement. If User fails to pay any fees on time, Variant reserves the right, in addition to taking any other action at law or equity, to (i) charge interest on past due amounts at 1.0% per month or the highest interest rate allowed by law, whichever is less, and to charge all expenses of recovery, and (ii) terminate the applicable order form. User is solely responsible for all taxes, fees, duties and governmental assessments (except for taxes based on Variant's net income) that are imposed or become due in connection with this Agreement.

4. Authorization

By agreeing to these Terms, you are giving us permission to charge your on-file credit card, PayPal account, or other approved methods of payment for fees that you authorize for Variant.

5. Responsibility for Payment

You are responsible for all fees, including taxes, associated with your use of the Service. By using the Service, you agree to pay Variant any charge incurred in connection with your use of the Service. If you dispute the matter, contact [email protected] You are responsible for providing us with a valid means of payment for paid Accounts. Free or Trial Accounts are not required to provide payment information.

K. Cancellation and Termination

1. Account Cancellation

It is your responsibility to properly cancel your Account with Variant. You can cancel your Account at any time by going into your Billing settings in the global navigation bar at the top of the screen. The Billing screen provides a simple, no questions asked cancellation link. We are not able to cancel Accounts in response to an email or phone request.

2. Upon Cancellation

We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, but barring legal requirements, we will delete your full profile and the Content of Teams your Account created within 90 days of cancellation or termination (though some information may remain in secure backups). This information can not be recovered once your Account is cancelled.

Upon request, we will make a reasonable effort to provide an Account owner with a copy of your lawful, non-infringing Account contents after Account cancellation, termination, or downgrade. You must make this request within 90 days of cancellation, termination, or downgrade.

3. Variant May Terminate

Variant has the right to suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. Variant reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

4. Survival

All provisions of this Agreement which, by their nature, should survive termination will survive termination — including, without limitation: ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.

L. Communications with Variant

1. Electronic Communication Required

For contractual purposes, you (1) consent to receive communications from us in an electronic form via the email address you have submitted or via the Service; and (2) agree that all Terms of Service, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that those communications would satisfy if they were on paper. This section does not affect your non-waivable rights.

2. Legal Notice to Variant Must Be in Writing

Communications made through email or Variant Support's messaging system will not constitute legal notice to Variant or any of its officers, employees, agents or representatives in any situation where notice to Variant is required by contract or any law or regulation. Legal notice to Variant must be in writing.

M. Disclaimer of Warranties

Variant provides the Website and the Service “as is” and “as available,” without warranty of any kind. Without limiting this, we expressly disclaim all warranties, whether express, implied or statutory, regarding the Website and the Service including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, security, accuracy and non-infringement.

Variant does not warrant that the Service will meet your requirements; that the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; that the information provided through the Service is accurate, reliable or correct; that any defects or errors will be corrected; that the Service will be available at any particular time or location; or that the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from your downloading and/or use of files, information, content or other material obtained from the Service.

N. Limitation of Liability

You understand and agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any loss of profits, use, goodwill, or data, or for any incidental, indirect, special, consequential or exemplary damages, however arising, that result from

  • the use, disclosure, or display of your User-Generated Content;
  • your use or inability to use the Service;
  • any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service;
  • the Service generally or the software or systems that make the Service available;
  • unauthorized access to or alterations of your transmissions or data;
  • statements or conduct of any third party on the Service;
  • any other user interactions that you input or receive through your use of the Service; or
  • any other matter relating to the Service.

Our liability is limited whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damages, and even if a remedy set forth in this Agreement is found to have failed of its essential purpose. We will have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond our reasonable control.

O. Release and Indemnification

If you have a dispute with one or more Users, you agree to release Variant from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

You agree to indemnify us, defend us, and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website and the Service, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement, provided that Variant (1) promptly gives you written notice of the claim, demand, suit or proceeding; (2) gives you sole control of the defense and settlement of the claim, demand, suit or proceeding (provided that you may not settle any claim, demand, suit or proceeding unless the settlement unconditionally releases Variant of all liability); and (3) provides to you all reasonable assistance, at your expense.

P. Changes to These Terms

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to amend these Terms of Service at any time and will update these Terms of Service in the event of any such amendments. We will notify our Users of material changes to this Agreement, such as price increases, at least 30 days prior to the change taking effect by posting a notice on our Website or sending email to the primary email address specified in your Variant account. Customer's continued use of the Service after those 30 days constitutes agreement to those revisions of this Agreement. For any other modifications, your continued use of the Website constitutes agreement to our revisions of these Terms of Service.

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part of it) with or without notice.

Q. Miscellaneous

1. Governing Law

Except to the extent applicable law provides otherwise, this Agreement between you and Variant and any access to or use of the Website or the Service and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Victoria and the Commonwealth of Australia. The Parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria in connection with disputes concerning this Agreement.

2. Non-Assignability

Variant may assign or delegate these Terms of Service and/or the Variant Privacy Statement, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent, including the license grant in Section D.4. You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Terms of Service or Privacy Statement without our prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment and delegation by you is void.

5. Severability, No Waiver, and Survival

If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion of the Agreement will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent. The remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. Any failure on the part of Variant to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not be considered a waiver of our right to enforce such provision. Our rights under this Agreement will survive any termination of this Agreement.

6. Amendments; Complete Agreement

This Agreement may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized representative of Variant, or by the posting by Variant of a revised version in accordance with Section P. Changes to These Terms. These Terms of Service, together with the Variant Privacy Statement, represent the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between you and us. This Agreement supersedes any proposal or prior agreement oral or written, and any other communications between you and Variant relating to the subject matter of these terms including any confidentiality or nondisclosure agreements.

7. Questions

Questions about the Terms of Service? Contact us.

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