Matterport Terms of Use

Last updated: October 23, 2014

Please read these Terms of Service (“Terms”) carefully before using the Matterport website or any Matterport products, software, applications, data, imagery, models, functionality and/or services provided to you on, from, or through the Matterport website (collectively, the “Service”). Using the Service indicates that you accept these Terms and any policies and guidelines of Matterport incorporated herein by reference. If you do not accept these Terms or such policies or guidelines, you may not use the Service.

1. General.

The Service is owned and operated by Matterport, Inc. (“Matterport,” “we,” “our” and “us”). Matterport reserves the right to revise any of these Terms in our sole discretion at any time and without prior notice to you by updating this posting, such changes to be effective prospectively. Thus, you should visit this page periodically for changes. If you disagree with any changes to any of these Terms, your sole remedy is to discontinue your use of the Service. Your continued use of the Service after a change has been posted constitutes your acceptance of the change thereafter.

2. Prohibited Activities.

In using the Service, you must not:

3. User-Submitted Information.

You must exercise caution, good sense and sound judgment in using the Service. You are solely responsible for any material you transmit to or through the Service (or to us through email). You agree, represent and warrant that any information you transmit to or through the Service (or to us through email) is truthful, accurate, not misleading and offered in good faith, and that you have the right to transmit such information. Matterport has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor all conduct on, and content submitted to, the Service. Certain information collected from you on the Service is subject to Matterport’s privacy policy available in the footer of the Matterport website.  You understand that, except as otherwise provided in Matterport’s privacy policy, Matterport does not guarantee confidentiality with respect to any material you submit to or through the Service.  Except as expressly provided in Matterport’s privacy policy, you give Matterport an unrestricted, irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, display, publicly perform, transmit and distribute any such material you submit, without any payment or accounting to you or others.  In addition, you waive any so-called “moral rights” in such material.  For any such material that you submit, you represent and warrant that:  (a) you have the right to submit the material to Matterport and grant the licenses set forth above; (b) Matterport will not need to obtain licenses from any third party or pay royalties to any third party; (c) the material does not infringe any third party’s rights, including intellectual property rights and privacy rights; and (d) the material complies with these Terms and all applicable laws.

4. Unsolicited Ideas.

Matterport does not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, concepts or know-how, including ideas for new products or technologies (collectively “Submissions”). You must not transmit any Submissions to or through the Service that you consider to be confidential or proprietary. Any Submissions that you transmit to or through the Service will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. Except as expressly provided in Matterport’s privacy policy, you give Matterport an unrestricted, irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, display, publicly perform, transmit and distribute any such Submissions, without any payment or accounting to you or others.  In addition, you waive any so-called “moral rights” in any Submissions.

5. Ownership and Use of the Service.

The materials made available on or through the Service are protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights, including all images and digital 3D model information available for viewing in our web viewer (“Matterport Viewer”), and, except as set forth below, the use on any website or other environment of any material available on or through the Service is strictly prohibited. Matterport and its licensors own all right, title and interest (including all associated intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered, and related goodwill) in and to the Service.  Matterport and its licensors reserve all rights in and to the Service not expressly granted to you in these Terms.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, subject to these Terms, we hereby authorize (and encourage) you to do any of the following on a revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable basis:

Except as authorized by the previous sentence, no portion of the Service may be copied, reproduced, republished, modified, used to create derivative works from, decompiled, reverse engineered, disassembled, uploaded, posted, transmitted, exploited, or distributed in any way without the prior written permission of Matterport (other than as needed for your computer or device to interface with the Service). Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Service without Matterport’s prior written authorization, unless Matterport makes available the means for such distribution through functionality offered through normal use by the Service (such as the Matterport Viewer). You also agree not to access the Service through any technology or means other than through the pages of the Matterport website, the Matterport Viewer, or other explicitly authorized means Matterport may designate.  If you use the Matterport Viewer on your website, you may not modify, build upon, hide, or block any portion or functionality of the Matterport Viewer, including but not limited to links back to the Matterport website. Any use of the Matterport Viewer on your website will be subject to these Terms.  You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Service or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any portion of the Service or enforce limitations on use of the Service or the content therein.  Any unauthorized use or modification of any of the materials available on the Service is a violation of the copyrights and other proprietary rights of Matterport and its licensors. Written permission for any such unauthorized use or modification must be obtained from Matterport in advance; such requests should be submitted via an email to info@matterport.com.  Matterport reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the Service at any time.

6. Trademarks.

All trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names on the Service, whether registered or unregistered, including but not limited to “MATTERPORT,” are proprietary to Matterport or to other companies where so indicated. You may not reproduce, download or otherwise use any such trademarks, service marks, logos or trade names (other than as needed for your computer or device to interface with the Service) without the prior written consent of the appropriate owner thereof.

7. Links to Other Websites.

For your convenience, the Service may contain links to other websites. If you use these links, you will leave the Service. Certain of these linked websites may make use of Matterport’s intellectual property rights (such as copyrights, trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names) under license from Matterport. Matterport is not responsible for the availability or content of these other websites or for any viruses or other damaging elements encountered in linking to a third-party website, whether or not Matterport is affiliated with the owners of such websites. In addition, providing links to these websites should not be interpreted as endorsement or approval by Matterport of the organizations sponsoring such third-party websites or their products or services. Except for any Matterport property or content embedded in any third-party website, these Terms do not apply to any third-party website.

8. Jurisdictional Issues.

The Service is controlled and operated by Matterport from its offices within the State of California, in the United States of America. Matterport makes no representation that materials available on the Service are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Service from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent such laws are applicable. Access to the Service from jurisdictions where the contents of the Service are illegal or penalized is prohibited. Software from the Service is further subject to United States export controls. No information or software from the Service may be downloaded or otherwise re-exported (i) into or to a national or resident of any country to which the United States embargoes or sanctions goods, services or technology; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Denial Orders. By using information or software from the Service, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.

9. Termination.

Matterport may terminate your use of the Service at any time in our sole discretion. Upon any such termination, you must destroy any material obtained from the Service and all copies thereof. The provisions of these Terms concerning Site security, prohibited activities, ownership, third-party copyrights, trademarks, user submissions, disclaimer, limitation of liability, indemnity, privacy, and jurisdictional issues shall survive any such termination.

10. Disclaimer.

THE MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONALITIES AVAILABLE ON THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, MATTERPORT DISCLAIMS, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ITS AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS, ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. MATTERPORT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS ON THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. MATTERPORT DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS OR FUNCTIONS ON THE SERVICE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, RESULTS TO BE ACHIEVED, OR OTHERWISE. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

11. Limitation of Liability.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW:  (A) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL MATTERPORT OR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE, EVEN IF MATTERPORT OR A MATTERPORT AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES; AND (B) THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF MATTERPORT AND ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS TO YOU SHALL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO MATTERPORT OVER THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRECEDING YOUR CLAIM(S). APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW SOME OR ALL OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, SO IT MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

12.  Indemnification

You will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Matterport, its affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents, from and against any claim, demand, action, class action, investigation or other proceeding, including but not limited to all damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising therefrom (“Claims”), brought by any third party that is based on, or arises out of:  (a) your activities on or use of the Service; (b) your violation, or apparent violation, of any of these Terms; or (c) any allegation that any material you submitted to Matterport violates any law or infringes any third party right, including any intellectual property or privacy right.  You shall not settle any Claim unless such settlement completely and forever releases Matterport from all liability with respect to such Claim or unless Matterport consents to such settlement in writing.

13. Site Security.

You are prohibited from violating, or attempting to violate, the security of the Service, including without limitation to conduct a denial of service attack or other attack. Any such violations may result in criminal and/or civil penalties against you. Matterport will investigate any alleged or suspected violations and if a criminal violation is suspected, we will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in their investigations.

14. Children.

The Service is intended for a general audience. Matterport does not seek through the Service to gather personal information from or about children under the age of 13.

15. Privacy.

Personal information about you provided through the Service is governed by Matterport’s privacy policy, accessible through the footer of the Service. As further provided in our privacy policy, Matterport and its service providers may collect and use personal information and technical data and related information—including but not limited to technical information about your device, system and application software, and peripherals—to facilitate the provision of the Service to you. Through your use of the Service, you consent to the collection and use (as set forth in the privacy policy) of information we and our service providers collect from you, including the transfer of this information within and between the United States and/or other countries for storage, processing, and use by Matterport, its affiliates and service providers, and third parties with which it has strategic relationships.  By providing your mobile phone number, you expressly consent to receive direct dial calls, autodialed and prerecorded message calls, and text messages from us relating to our product and services at that number.

16.  Policy Regarding Third-Party Copyrights.

Matterport respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same.  Matterport will promptly remove materials from the Service in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) if properly notified that the materials infringe a third party’s copyright.

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide Matterport’s copyright agent with the following information:   (a) a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed; (b) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Service; (c) your address, telephone number, and email address; (d) 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; (e) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright or intellectual property owner; and (f) your electronic or physical signature.  You may submit this information to Matterport’s copyright agent by email at copyright@matterport.com or by mail to:  Matterport, Inc., 140 S. Whisman Road, Suite A, Mountain View, California 94041, Attn:  Copyright Agent. Matterport may disclose any communications concerning DMCA notices or other intellectual property complaints with third parties, including the users who have posted the allegedly infringing material.

If you believe that your material is not infringing or has otherwise been removed by mistake, please provide Matterport with a written counter-notification containing the following information:  (i) your name, address, and telephone number; (ii) a description of the material that was removed and the location on the Service where it previously appeared; (iii) a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification; (iv) a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California), and that you will accept service of process from the person who filed the original DMCA notice or an agent of that person; and (v) your electronic or physical signature.  You may submit this information by the methods described in the prior paragraph.  Please note that we will send any complete counter-notifications we receive to the person who submitted the original DMCA notice. That person may elect to file a lawsuit against you for copyright infringement. If we do not receive notice that a lawsuit has been filed within ten (10) business days after we provide notice of your counter-notification, we will restore the removed materials. Until that time, your materials will remain removed. We will provide a copy of the original DMCA takedown notice upon request.

Please note that if you fail to comply promptly with the foregoing requirements or any request from Matterport for additional information, your DMCA notice or counter-notification may not be processed further.

17. Other.

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Any claims or litigation arising under these Terms will be brought by solely in state and federal courts located in San Francisco County, California, and the parties specifically consent to San Francisco, California, as the exclusive venue for any such proceeding.  In any such action, you and Matterport irrevocably waive any right to a trial by jury.  The United Nations Convention of Contracts for International Sale of Goods, Uniform Commercial Code, and the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act shall not apply.  If any provision of these Terms is unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms and any policies and guidelines incorporated herein by reference constitute the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein (unless you are a beta customer of Matterport, in which case any conflicting terms of your beta customer agreement with Matterport shall control as long as such agreement is in effect). Notwithstanding the foregoing, these Terms do not govern:  (a) any use of Matterport’s hosted portal that communicates with Matterport Pro 3D cameras and processes camera imagery to produce 3D models, which use is governed by the Matterport Portal Subscription Agreement (available at matterport.com/terms-of-service/); (b) any purchase of Matterport Pro 3D cameras, which is governed by the Matterport Pro 3D Camera Terms of Sale (available at matterport.com/camera-terms-of-sale/); or (c) use of the Matterport 3D Capture application made available through the Apple App Store, which is governed by Matterport’s End User License Agreement for the App (available at matterport.com/eula/).  You shall not assign these Terms without the prior written consent of Matterport, which consent Matterport shall not withhold unreasonably.  Any attempt by you to assign other than in accordance with this provision shall be null and void.  Unless otherwise specified herein, all notices, invoices and other communications required or permitted to be given or made hereunder shall be in writing and:  (a) if to Matterport, delivered personally or sent by pre-paid, first class certified or registered mail, return receipt requested or by overnight courier, to Matterport, Inc., 140 S. Whisman Road, Suite A, Mountain View, California 94041, Attn:  Legal Notices; or (b) if to you, by email or by posting on the Service.  No amendment of any provision of these Terms shall be effective unless made in accordance with Section 1 of these Terms or set forth in a writing signed by a representative of Matterport and you, and then only to the extent specifically set forth therein.  No waiver by Matterport of any condition or the breach of any provision of these Terms in any one or more instances shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of the same or any other condition or provision.

18. Questions.

If you have any questions regarding these Terms, please submit your questions via an email to info@matterport.com. We will endeavor to respond to you promptly.

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Join the Matterport VR Beta

Matterport is currently beta testing a new service that lets you view your Matterport Showcases on virtual reality headsets. The goal is to turn the interior view of Showcase into an immersive virtual reality experience.

The video below shows the images seen by each eye during interactive exploration, but you need a Gear VR to truly experience the feeling of immersion.

You can already experience publicly available Matterport models on Gear VR by downloading the Matterport VR Showcase app, available now in the Samsung Gear VR app store. This app features a carousel of Matterport spaces, including an art gallery, a national park, and a World Heritage Site.

We strongly believe that mobile virtual reality headsets, in which a smartphone is placed inside a set of VR goggles, are one of the best ways of experiencing VR. Their mobility allows you to carry them around in a small bag, set them up in seconds, and give demonstrations on the go.

As such, we’re currently focused on optimizing our content on the Samsung Gear VR ($199.99, works with Samsung Note 4, Samsung Galaxy S6, and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge).

An experimental version of our app may also be available on Google Cardboard in the future, but since Cardboard is an open platform, performance on any particular device is harder to guarantee. In general, newer phones should be used for the best experience. Older phones (launched more than a year ago) may not be supported, or may suffer low frame rate, latency, or other issues.

Your Content in VR

We’re inviting Matterport camera owners to get in early on the experience of viewing their Matterport spaces in VR with our VR Beta program, in advance of our mainstream VR app. Participants will also have a chance to give us feedback as we build out the main VR app experience.

At this time, we have limited capacity, so there is a moderate per-model conversion fee for the program. This also covers the cost of manual post-processing to ensure models look their best in VR. Conversion time can be up to two calendar weeks, though we expect turnaround times to drop as we move to a more automated system.

Results will vary based on model quality. Depending on the model data quality, we may choose to turn off stereo in the VR version. This means that distances will “pop” less, but provides a cleaner visual experience and is less likely to cause motion sickness. Models submitted to the VR Beta program should generally have 75 active scan positions (sweeps) or fewer. You can, and often should, thin out scan positions to reduce clutter by selectively removing them from high-density areas in Workshop. A 100-sweep model may look stellar as a 70-sweep model in VR.

If you’re interested in converting a Matterport space into VR, we’re happy to provide feedback on how well it will work. Please contact us by filling out the form below for more details.

Preparing your models for VR:

VR is different from the standard 3D Showcase experience, so you’ll want to capture and edit your scans a little differently. Follow the guidelines below to optimize the experience of your Matterport model in VR.

Scanning for VR:
  • Ensure that the tripod is kept at a consistent height near eye level, and choose scan positions carefully based on where it would feel natural to stand.
  • It still pays to scan densely to improve the quality of your mesh, but keep in mind that final scan positions should be consistently spaced to produce a natural feeling of movement. You can always deactivate extra positions in Workshop.
  • Avoid putting the camera too close to walls where possible. These placements may make users feel claustrophobic in VR.

  • Cover large spaces in a grid pattern with consistent distances between scan positions.

  • Ensure windows and mirrors are properly marked. Models with improperly or unmarked windows and mirrors will not look as good, especially in Stereo mode.

  • Try to capture complete rooms. If capturing open areas or parts of rooms, scan farther than you want users to walk, and then deactivate sweeps beyond your desired boundary so that the mesh extends well beyond the outermost active sweep.

Editing for VR:
  • Duplicate your model when editing for VR. You’ll likely make different choices for viewing on the web versus viewing in VR. If you want to convert an existing model to VR and it’s no longer on your iPad, a Matterport representative can duplicate it for you.

  • When you view your model in VR, each scan position will be represented by a sphere. These spheres will be at eye level. Use Workshop to reduce the density of sweeps, generally only having one every ~10 feet, for a less cluttered experience.

  • In densely captured areas, deactivate some scan positions to thin out the view and allow the user to move at a natural pace. 

  • Ensure that there is a scan position visible in front of each doorway so that it’s easy to move through the doorway.

  • If you did any additional sweeps at very high or low positions, you’ll want to remove these to create a path composed of consistent capture heights. In Workshop you can switch modes to view sweep heights.  This will let you more easily choose which sweeps to deactivate and get a sense of overall sweep density.

In order to view your converted model in VR, you will need to download and install the “Matterport VR Showcase” app from the Oculus VR app store. It can be found under the “Apps” tab in the store. This is a large app, and we recommend downloading over Wifi when possible.

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For additional information and pricing, please fill out the form below:

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