Orhid GmbH (“Orhid,” “we,” “us,” “our”) provides services (described below) to you (“you” or “User”) through its website, platform (the “Platform”), subject to the following Terms of Service (as amended from time to time, the “Terms”). By signing up for an account on the Platform or otherwise using or accessing the Platform, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to these Terms. The Privacy Policy and all such additional terms, guidelines, and rules as set forth on the Platform are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms and expressly agreed to and acknowledged by the User.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change or modify portions of these Terms of Service at any time. If we do this, we will post the changes on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. We will also notify you, either through the Platform user interface, in an email notification or through other reasonable means. Any such changes will become effective no earlier than fourteen (14) days after they are posted, except that changes addressing new functions of the Platform will be effective immediately. Your continued use of the Platform and after the date any such changes become effective constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service.

How do I use Orhid?

Your Registration Obligations: Anyone can browse Orhid without registering for an account. You may be required to register with Orhid in order to access and use certain features on the Platform, such as participating as a Creator. If you choose to register for the Platform, you agree to provide and maintain true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration form. Registration data and certain other information about you are governed by our Privacy Policy. You must be at least 18 years old to register for an account as a Creator. You are responsible for anything that occurs when anyone is signed in to your account, as well as the security of the account.

Member Account, Password, and Security: You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, if any, and are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify Orhid of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session when accessing Orhid. Orhid will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.

Modifications to the Platform: Orhid reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Platform (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Orhid will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Platform.

What are the rules for using Orhid?

When using Orhid, no User is allowed to:

  • email or otherwise upload any content that (i) infringes any intellectual property or other proprietary rights of any party; (ii) you do not have a right to upload under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (iii) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (iv) poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person; (v) constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, commercial activities and/or sales, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” “contests,” “sweepstakes,” or any other form of solicitation; (vi) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, excessively violent, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; or (vii) in the sole judgment of Orhid, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Platform, or which may expose Orhid or its users to any harm or liability of any type;
  • violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law, including but not limited to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), or which would involve proceeds of any unlawful activity;
  • impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18;
  • harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other Users from the Platform by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications;
  • advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose that is not specifically authorized;
  • further or promote any criminal activity or enterprise or provide instructional information about illegal activities, including for the purpose of concealing economic activity, laundering money, or financing terrorism;
  • use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to retrieve or index any portion of the Platform or the content posted on the Platform, or to collect information about its Users for any unauthorized purpose;
  • create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses.

How do I become a creator?

Models and photographers need an invitation or to become a Creator on Orhid.

Orhid maintains complete discretion in selecting the creators in its platform, and makes no guarantees or promises that any application will be approved as Creators even if Orhid solicited the request.

What are the intellectual property rights on the Platform?

Creator Rights

The Creator owns all legal right, title, and interest in all intellectual property rights underlying the Digital Artwork (photo, art work) minted by the Platform, including but not limited to copyrights and trademarks. As the copyright owner, the Creator has the right to reproduce, prepare derivative Digital Artwork, distribute, and display or perform the Digital Artwork.

Creators hereby acknowledges, understands, and agrees that selling a Digital Artwork on Orhid constitutes an express representation, warranty, and covenant that the Creator has not, will not, and will not cause another to sell, tokenize, or create another cryptographic token representing a digital collectible for the same Digital Artwork, excepting, without limitation, the Creator’s ability to sell, tokenize, or create a cryptographic token or other digital asset representing a legal, economic, or other interest relating to any of the exclusive rights belonging to the Creator under copyright law.

The Creator hereby acknowledges, understands, and agrees that launching a Digital Artwork on Orhid constitutes an express and affirmative grant to Orhid, its affiliates and successors a non-exclusive, world-wide, assignable, sublicensable, perpetual, and royalty-free license to make copies of, display, perform, reproduce, and distribute the Digital Artwork on any media whether now known or later discovered for the broad purpose of operating, promoting, sharing, developing, marketing, and advertising the Platform, or any other purpose related to Orhid, including without limitation, the express right to: (i) display or perform the Digital Artwork on the Platform, a third party platform, social media posts, blogs, editorials, advertising, market reports, virtual galleries, museums, virtual environments, editorials, or to the public; (ii) create and distribute digital or physical derivative Digital Artwork based on the Digital Artwork; (iii) indexing the Digital Artwork in electronic databases, indexes, catalogues; and (iv) hosting, storing, distributing, and reproducing one or more copies of the Digital Artwork within a distributed file keeping system, node cluster, or other database (e.g., IPFS) or causing, directing, or soliciting others to do so.

Creators expressly represent and warrant that their Digital Artwork listed on Orhid contains only original content otherwise authorized for use by the Creator, and does not contain unlicensed or unauthorized copyrighted content, including any imagery, design, audio, video, human likeness, or other unoriginal content not created by the Creator, not authorized for use by the Creator, not in the public domain, or otherwise without a valid claim of fair use, the Creator further represents and warrants that it has permission to incorporate the unoriginal content.

Collectors Rights

Collectors receive a cryptographic token representing the Creator’s Digital Artwork as a piece of property, but do not own the creative work itself. Collectors may display and share the Digital Artwork, but Collectors do not have any legal ownership, right, or title to any copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights to the Digital Artwork, excepting the limited license to the Digital Artwork granted by these Terms.  Upon collecting a Digital Artwork, Collectors receive a limited, worldwide, non-assignable, non-sublicensable, royalty-free license to display the Digital Artwork legally owned and properly obtained by the Collector.

The Collector’s limited license to display the Digital Artwork, includes, but is not limited to, the right to display the Digital Artwork privately or publicly: (i) for the purpose of promoting or sharing the Collector’s purchase, ownership, or interest, (ii) for the purpose of sharing, promoting, discussing, or commenting on the Digital Artwork; (iii) on third party marketplaces, exchanges, platforms, or applications in association with an offer to sell, or trade, the Digital Artwork; and (iv) within decentralized virtual environments, virtual worlds, virtual galleries, virtual museums, or other navigable and perceivable virtual environments.

Collectors have the right to sell, trade, transfer, or use their Digital Artwork, but Collectors may not make “commercial use” of the Digital Artwork.

The Collector agrees that it may not, nor permit any third party, to do or attempt to do any of the foregoing without the Creator’s express prior written consent in each case: (i) modify, distort, mutilate, or perform any other modification to the Work which would be prejudicial to the Creator’s honor or reputation; (ii) use the Digital Artwork to advertise, market, or sell any third party product or service; (iii) use the Digital Artwork in connection with images, videos, or other forms of media that depict hatred, intolerance, violence, cruelty, or anything else that could reasonably be found to constitute hate speech or otherwise infringe upon the rights of others; (iv) incorporate the Digital Artwork in movies, videos, video games, or any other forms of media for a commercial purpose, except to the limited extent that such use is expressly permitted by these Terms or solely for your Collector’s personal, non-commercial use; (v) sell, distribute for commercial gain, or otherwise commercialize merchandise that includes, contains, or consists of the Digital Artwork; (vi) attempt to trademark, copyright, or otherwise acquire additional intellectual property rights in or to the Digital Artwork; (vii) attempt to mint, tokenize, or create an additional cryptographic token representing the same Digital Artwork, whether on or off of the Platform; (viii) falsify, misrepresent, or conceal the authorship of the Digital Artwork; or (ix) otherwise utilize the Digital Artwork for the Collector’s or any third party’s commercial benefit.

Collectors irrevocably release, acquit, and forever discharge Orhid and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, and successors of any liability for direct or indirect copyright or trademark infringement for Orhid use of a Digital Artwork in accordance with these Terms.

Platform Content, Software and Trademarks: You acknowledge and agree that the Platform may contain content or features (“Platform Content”) that are protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by Orhid, you agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Platform or the Platform Content, in whole or in part.  In connection with your use of the Platform you will not engage in or use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. If you are blocked by Orhid from accessing the Platform (including by blocking your IP address), you agree not to implement any measures to circumvent such blocking (e.g., by masking your IP address or using a proxy IP address). Any use of the Platform or the Platform Content other than as specifically authorized herein is strictly prohibited. The technology and software underlying the Platform or distributed in connection therewith are the property of Orhid, our affiliates and our partners (the “Software”). You agree not to copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Orhid.

The Orhid name and logos are trademarks and service marks of Orhid (collectively the “Orhid Trademarks”). Other company, product, and service names and logos used and displayed via the Platform may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners who may or may not endorse or be affiliated with or connected to Orhid. Nothing in this Terms of Service or the Platform should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of Orhid Trademarks displayed on the Platform, without our prior written permission in each instance. All goodwill generated from the use of Orhid Trademarks will inure to our exclusive benefit.

Third Party Material:  Under no circumstances will Orhid be liable in any way for any content or materials of any third parties (including users), including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any such content. You acknowledge that Orhid does not pre-screen content, but that Orhid and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Platform. Without limiting the foregoing, Orhid and its designees will have the right to remove any content that violates these Terms of Service or is deemed by Platform, in its sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content and the purchase of any Digital Artwork, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.

Copyright Complaints: Orhid respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same.  If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, you should notify Orhid of your infringement claim in accordance with the procedure set forth below.

Orhid will process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws with respect to any alleged or actual infringement.  A notification of claimed copyright infringement should be emailed to Orhid’s Copyright Agent orhid@orhid.co (Subject line:  “DMCA Takedown Request”).

To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information:

  • an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  • a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  • a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Platform, with enough detail that we may find it on the Platform;
  • your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property 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 or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

Repeat Infringer Policy: In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, Orhid has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Orhid’s sole discretion, Users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Orhid may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Platform and/or terminate the memberships of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

User Agrees to Cooperate with Orhid

Creators expressly agree to refund to the Collector and/or Orhid the entire portion of Fees received from the sale of a Digital Artwork that was subsequently removed from the Site pursuant to an effective DMCA request to which the Creator failed to timely submit an effective DMCA Counternotification. Orhid not be held liable to any User for removing allegedly infringing works from the Platform or otherwise fulfilling its legal obligations under the DMCA.

Creators, Collectors, and all Users expressly agree to cooperate and timely respond to Orhid’s investigations, requests, and inquiries related to DMCA disputes or allegations of infringement. Users agree to initiate a “burn” transaction upon Orhid’s request for Digital Artwork that have been permanently removed from the Orhid marketplace pursuant to a valid DMCA Take-Down Notice, or that are otherwise alleged to be infringing.

What fees does Orhid charge?

Fees. The Fees for the sale of Digital Artwork using Orhid platform is as follows:

  • Creators receive 80% of the total sale price of an Initial Sale.
  • Orhid collects 20% of the total sale price of an Initial Sale.
  • Creators receive their commission using the default payment gateway the Creator selected during the registration process

All transactions will occour in Ethereum blockchain, using Rarible as platform, including without limitation minting, tokenizing, bidding, listing, offering, purchasing, or confirming, are facilitated by smart contracts existing on the Ethereum network. The Ethereum network requires the payment of a transaction fee (a “Gas fee”) for every transaction that occurs on the Ethereum network. The value of the Gas Fee changes, often unpredictably, and is entirely outside of the control of Orhid. The User acknowledges that under no circumstances will a contract, agreement, offer, sale, bid, or other transaction on Orhid be invalidated, revocable, retractable, or otherwise unenforceable on the basis that the Gas Fee for the given transaction was unknown, too high, or otherwise unacceptable.

Taxes. Creators are responsible to pay any and all sales, use, value-added and other taxes, duties, and assessments now or hereafter claimed or imposed by any governmental authority, “associated with your use of Orhid (including, without limitation, any taxes that may become payable as the result of your ownership, transfer, purchase, sale, or creation of any artworks).

Termination rights

You agree that Orhid, in its sole discretion, may suspend or terminate your account (or any part thereof) or use of the Platform and remove and discard any content within the Platform, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if Orhid believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Service. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of Platform, may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Orhid may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Platform, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Platform under any provision of this Terms of Service may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Orhid may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Platform. Further, you agree that Orhid will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Platform.

Your Privacy

Our privacy policy is a part of these Terms. Please review the Orhid Privacy Policy, which also governs the Platform and informs Users of our data collection practices.

At Orhid, we respect the privacy of our users. For details please see our Privacy Policy. By using the Platform, you consent to our collection and use of personal data as outlined therein.