Information We Collect
and its affiliates collects and uses your personal data such as your name,
e-mail address and your place of residence in order to provide you with the Merg3d
services. When you register on the Website, we ask for your name and email
address in order to create an account for you. When you send an order to us, we
ask for your delivery address to be able to fulfill your orders. Your name,
email address, and avatar will be used to enable you to communicate with other
users of the Website.
also use your information to communicate with you about our services. You can
always indicate and change your choice whether you want to receive such
communication from us in your user profile page. We also may use your personal
data for our internal purposes such as administration of our Website, improving
our services, and compliance with our legal obligations.
profile can include your name, an image, username, and short bio if you choose
to share that information with us. By default that information is public.
How We Protect Your Data
personal data will be collected and treated in strict confidence and kept
secure according to best practices. Access to your personal data will be
restricted to a limited number of administrators. Unfortunately, no method of
transmission over the internet or electronic storage is perfectly secure. While
we work hard to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its
Your Control of Your Profile Data
you have provided us with your personal data in setting up your account, you
will have reasonable access to that information so you can update, modify or
delete it. You may do this by logging into your Merg3d account. We encourage
you to keep your personal settings complete and current. By accessing your
personal profile, you also may change your preferences on how we communicate
retain data for purposes described in this policy for as long as your account
is active or as needed to prove you services. If you no longer want us to use
your information to provide you services, you may close your account. We will
retain data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve
disputes, operate our site, and enforce our agreements. You may inform
us of any changes or requests
regarding your personal data, and in accordance with our obligations under
applicable data protection law we may update or delete your personal
Information You Make Available
may choose to make certain details about yourself, such as your avatar, name,
short bio, and username visible on the online community of the website. We are
not responsible for any personal data you choose to share on the online
community since any personal data you share can be read, collected or used by
other individuals in ways we are unable to control or predict, such as to send
you unsolicited emails.
Information We Share
do not sell, rent or license your personal data to third parties. However,
please be informed that we may share your personal data with other businesses
(our service providers) for example to enable them to provide their services to
us or to you (for instance handling your orders). We require these service
providers to protect your personal data adequately. They are not allowed to use
your personal data for any purpose not specifically authorized by Merg3d or by
Communications From Merg3d
part of the Services, you may occasionally receive email and other
communications from us, such as communications relating to your account. These
emails are in addition to any emails you requested to receive via the email
settings in your account settings. Communications relating to your account will
only be sent for purposes important to the Services, such as password recovery
and notifications about important updates to our policies, including this
close your Merg3d account.
Your Financial Information
do not currently collect financial information, as that information is
collected and stored by our third party payment processor. However, we may from
time to time request and receive some of your financial information from our
payment processor for the purposes of completing transactions you have
initiated through the services, protecting against or identify possible
fraudulent transactions, and otherwise as needed to manage our business. In
those cases we will use best practices to protect your financial information.
Transfer of Assets
some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of
transactions, user information is typically one of the transferred business
assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, or
if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of
the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge
that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may
continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.
Access and Disclosure
also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information
as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law,
regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce our Terms and
Conditions, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii)
enforce our Content Policy, including investigation of potential violations
hereof, (iv) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical
issues, (v) respond to user support requests, or (vi) protect our rights,
property or safety, our users and the public. This includes exchanging information
with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and spam/malware
Disclosure to Governments, Third Parties, and as a Result of
Lawful Court Order
in emergency situations or when consistent with the Merg3d Terms and Conditions
compel disclosure of records or information about Merg3d users. This process
may include a subpoena, warrant, or court order. This process must contain
enough information to identify the user’s account and minimize the likelihood
of accidental disclosure of information from unrelated accounts.
we receive legal process from non-governmental third parties seeking records or
information about a Merg3d user we may provide notice to that user. Such notice
may include a copy of the legal process. Merg3d may also provide the user with
enough time to appear and object to the legal process in court, if appropriate.
policy is to provide notice to users about law enforcement and other
governmental requests for user information prior to complying with that
request, unless prohibited by law. Merg3d may delay notice in cases involving
the threat of death, bodily harm, or the exploitation of children. It is also
our policy to provide notice to users about grand jury subpoenas seeking user
information. If you are a representative of law enforcement or a government and
object to a user receiving notice of a specific request, please provide legal
justification when serving your request. Once the basis for non-disclosure has
expired, we will provide notice to the user. All requests for access to user
data can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information We Collect by Automated Means
collect certain information by automated means when you visit our website, such
as how many users visited our site and the pages accessed. By collecting this
information, we learn how to best tailor our website to our visitors. We
collect this information through various means such as cookies, Google
analytics, and IP addresses as explained below.
are bits of text that are placed on your computer's hard drive when you visit
visited us before or if you are a new visitor and to help us identify site
features in which you may have the greatest interest. Cookies may enhance your
online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a
particular site. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies,
how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing
cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take
full advantage of all our Website features.
Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.
information generated by the cookie about your use of this Website (such as
your IP address, the URL visited, the date and time the page was viewed) will
be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google
will use this information to monitor your use of this Website, compiling reports
on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating
to website activity and internet usage. Google may transfer this information to
third parties where required by law, or where such third parties process the
the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that by not
accepting cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all features
on this Website. By using this Website, you consent to the processing of data
about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
IP address is a unique identifier that electronic devices use to identify and
communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our Website, we may
view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use
this information to determine the general physical location of the device and
understand from what regions of the world our Website visitors come. We also
may use this information to enhance our Website.
Website may provide links to other websites for your convenience and
information. Linked sites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which
we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked sites.
you have a problem with our use of your personal data, please let us know and
we will make all reasonable efforts to meet your concerns. In case you have any
questions or comments regarding this Privacy Statement, please contact us at email@example.com.
Changes to the Privacy Statement
reserve the right to change this privacy statement from time to time and will
post any revisions on our Website and may also provide notice to you through
the service or via email. Therefore we encourage you to check the Website often
to read the latest version. Use of information we collect now is subject to the
Privacy Statement in effect at the time such information is used.
as set forth in this Privacy Statement, you will be notified when your personal
information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the
sharing of this information.CONTENT POLICY
goal is to let the Merg3d community be as free as possible in sharing their
creativity with others. We want to be an inspiring place, and a free flow of
ideas, designs, and conversation is an essential element of this. So is
striving to be nice, civil and helpful. In light of that, we have a few common
sense rules that we ask you to keep in mind. These especially relate to
copyrights and keeping Merg3d appropriate for a general audience.
of the Merg3d Service are responsible for making sure their content complies
with this Content Policy.
specified in our Terms and Conditions,
we expect that the creator of a 3D design hold the copyrights to the content.
Hence, please only upload your own original work, work that is freely available
through a Creative Commons license, or work that does not infringe on the
rights of another copyright holder.
the Merg3d portal you can let other people see your work by making a model
"publish” and you can offer for sale to others. None of these settings
will mean that any rights you have to this model will be transferred to the
people viewing or ordering your model.
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.
do not infringe other people's intellectual property rights. (Intellectual property
rights means copyright, patent, registered design, design right, trade mark or
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 a permissive license, please comply with the terms
of that license. For example, if you are relying on a Creative Commons
attribution license, please always give the originator of the material credit
for their work. Please familiarize yourself with the details of fair use if
you are planning to rely on fair use to make of works created by others.
is designed to empower people by allowing them to 3D print a huge range of
models. That being said, that range does have limits. The following guidelines
are designed to give you a better sense of the types of things that we will and
will not print. While they are designed to be comprehensive, we do reserve the
right to refuse to print models even if they are not addressed by these
guidelines. If you have a concern about a specific model, we encourage you to
if you are unsure if a model will violate our content policy feel free to email
firstname.lastname@example.org. You don't need to send us a final model - it can be a work in
process or even just an idea. That email will open up a discussion designed to
give you a decision from us on how the model will sit with our content policy.
In the event that we can't give you a final answer because the idea isn't quite
finished, we'll give you the guidelines that we will use to evaluate the model
when it is done.
does produce external accessories for guns and gun games (airsoft, paintball)
that do not reproduce core functions. These include scopes, mounts,
mono/bi/tripods, grips, etc.
does produce cosplay-type guns that cannot be reasonably confused with real
does produce knives, swords, and other weapons (subject to the laws regulating
does produce prop/cosplay knives and swords that might otherwise be prohibited
by these rules if they are dull by design.
does produce tools.
does not produce guns, realistic gun replicas, or gun games (airsoft,
paintball). This includes parts that make up guns or could be assembled into
guns or realistic gun replicas. It also includes parts whose manufacture is
specifically regulated such as silencers/suppressors. Parts are anything that
are required for the gun to load and fire a projectile safely. Gun replicas
longer than 10cm are likely to be flagged for additional review. Merg3d does
not produce conversion kit parts for guns, gun replicas, or gun games.
does not produce magazines for guns, gun replicas, or gun games.
does not produce disguised blades (i.e. swords hidden in canes), switchblades
(including hidden blades), or gravity knives.
does not produce metal swords longer than 50 cm.
does not produce throwing stars in metal.
does not produce brass knuckles/knuckledusters.
does give designers who run afoul of the obscenity policy a chance to explain
their models on artistic and/or expressive grounds.
does strive to be transparent about how it interprets art and expression.
does not print models that embrace sexual violence.
does not print models that focus on genitalia without a larger context or
does not print models designed to denigrate living beings.
does not print models that represent or endorse hate speech.
does not print models that depict minors in a sexual manner.
does not print models that depict sexual acts.
Commenting on Product Comment Box
We reserve the right
to remove comments we deem inappropriate for our site. In cases of repeated
misconduct, Merg3d reserves the right to close a user account and/or ban a user
completely. Racism, prejudice, or hate speech in any shape or form will not
ever be tolerated by us.
When commenting on
someone's model please try to be kind and constructive. Hours and hours of work
could have gone into a design. A good comment will honor that effort. A good
comment should make a person smile, encourage them, allow them to learn
something or allow them to improve their work.
We know that everyone
has a bad day once in a while. Some of us might be tempted to take this out on
others. This is childish, grow up. We take a dim view of flamers and negativity
in general. This is not to say that Merg3d should be a place where people only
say, "you are awesome", "no you are awesomer", "no you
are awesomest" to each other. There should be room for criticism but it
should always be constructive.
Notice and Takedown
In order to cooperate
with and protect intellectual property rights owners, we implemented the
following notice take down system. In case you find content on the Merg3d
website which you think is inappropriate, might infringe your intellectual
property right, or does not comply with our content policy, please notify us,
making sure to include the information listed below.
Further, in case a 3D
model subject to a takedown request has already been printed, 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 Merg3d Terms and Conditions
under section "Order".
In such cases we might require you to indemnify us for our damages as set forth
in the Merg3d Terms and Conditions under section "Indemnification".
With regard to
non-published 3D designs (see section "Intellectual
Property Rights" in the Merg3d Terms
and Conditions), we retain the right to review and refuse any order when it
does not comply with this Content Policy.
In addition, Merg3d
has adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in
accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The address of the
Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement
("Designated Agent") is listed at the end of this policy.Procedure for reporting copyright infrim
If you believe
that material or content residing on or accessible through the Merg3d Website
infringes a copyright, we encourage you to first contact the uploader directly
through the model page. Many disputes have been resolved through friendly
conversations between creators. While strongly recommended, we do not require
you to contact the uploader prior to submitting this takedown request and will
honor requests that were not preceded by an attempt to contact the uploader.
the uploader fails to resolve your concern, or if you prefer not to contact the
uploader, please send an email email@example.com. When removing
content from the site, Merg3d will make reasonable attempts to inform the user
of the notice for removal and the reason for the removal. Merg3d 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
Removal of Allegedly Infringing Content
proper notification of copyright infringement is received, Merg3d may remove or
disable access to such content. If Merg3d removes or disables access to content
in response to an infringement notice, Merg3d will make reasonable attempts to
notify the user that Merg3d has removed or disabled access to the content.