API Services Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the Envato API Service

  1. Hi, we’re Envato, and welcome to the Envato Market Application Programming Interface (‘API’). If you’re looking to make an app or a website (‘application’) in connection with Envato Market, then you’ve come to the right place. We want to encourage everyone to get creative, and get involved in our online community.
  2. If you create an application, we’d love to hear about it! We can help you make your application accessible to other members by putting it up on the API site at build.envato.com.
  3. When we say ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘Envato’ it’s because that’s who we are and we own and run the sites. When we refer to the ‘sites’ we’re talking about the Envato Market platform at market.envato.com, and all of the creative environments that we offer through that platform. When we say you, it includes any organisation you work for if you’re accessing the API in the course of your employment.
  4. We’d love to help you out with your application by giving you access to our API. We think it’s important that we’re all on friendly terms first though, so you’ll need to join us as an Envato member before we can get started (don’t worry, it’s free!). Head over here to read the Envato Market Terms and find out about being a member.
  5. This agreement explains the specific rules that apply to using the API (‘user terms’). Make sure to carefully read these user terms, together with the Envato Market Terms and our Privacy Policy, because by using the API you’re making a legal commitment to us to follow them, and any use of the API that doesn’t comply is unauthorised.

What's ours (is not yours)

  1. Our talented developers have put together the API to make things easier for people like you to get creative. That means we own the API and any rights attached to it.
  2. Our user-generated material, like items, usernames, email addresses, product descriptions, avatars, and related images or information (‘information’), generally belongs to our members, or might belong to third parties, but they’ve given us the right to use it in certain circumstances - including letting you access and use it in accordance with our user terms.

Use of Envato Brand

  1. You can use the word ‘Envato’ in the product description, or in a descriptive subtitle to tell users what it does, e.g. "AuthorWorks – The Envato Market Author App".
  2. You can’t however include the word ‘Envato’ in the application name itself. We don’t endorse your application (even if it’s really cool), so please don’t suggest we made it, or that it’s official in any way.
  3. All your applications need to acknowledge your use of the Envato API, and give us a shout-out by including the “Powered by Envato API” logo in the application.

Your rights and obligations

  1. Subject to your compliance with these user terms, we grant you a limited, non-sub-licensable, non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable, license to use the API solely as necessary to create and run your applications (‘license’).

What you must do:

  1. You have to be an Envato member if you want to be a part of our community and, importantly, if you want to use the API. As long as you use the API, or any content or information accessed through it (and as long as your application is available for use), you need to be a member.
  2. All your applications must be registered with us and require the relevant key to access any part of the API (application key).
  3. If a member is required to log in to their Envato member account to use your application, you must direct them to the existing OAuth log-in page, as specified in our documentation. You must not require a member to log in through any other page or process.
  4. Always act in good faith in your use of the API, the content, and the information.

What you can't do:

  1. Don’t use the API, the content, or the information in any manner or for any purpose that violates any law or regulation, or the rights of any person, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, rights of privacy, or rights to personality.
  2. Don’t attempt to circumvent any security measures in relation to the API or the sites and don’t use the API in a manner that disrupts or otherwise negatively affects other people’s ability to use the sites or their member accounts.
  3. Don’t share your application key with anyone else, or use someone else’s key to access the API.
  4. Don’t cache or store any information or content other than for reasonable periods and in order to develop and provide your application. Don’t display item information or product information and/or related images which are more than six (6) hours older than they are on the sites. This could be misleading to users.
  5. Don't make any modifications or amendments to our content. Don’t use our content in any way that could be construed as misleading or deceptive, or as an attempt to pass yourself off as us.
  6. Don’t use the API for a commercial purpose, except in compliance with our rules about commercial use, below.

Commercial use

  1. You may want to charge people a fee to use your application. It’s okay if you do, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind:
    1. All paid applications must be made available for purchase through CodeCanyon. This isn’t exclusive (you can also make it available through any other platform or store) but will ensure that all of our members can access your application!
    2. You have to comply with any third party terms that apply if you sell your application through another platform.
    3. Make sure that you are complying with the terms of any third-party licence that might apply to other material (like code or graphics) you used to create the application, and check to see that you are allowed to sell a product using that material. You may need to pass along any rights or releases.


  1. Some of the information that can be accessed through use of the API is publically available information, which you can generally get through the use of a personal token. Some of the information can only be accessed through the use of your own application key, and by requiring another member to log in to your application. In both cases, we expect you to handle that information with care and only in compliance with these user terms, and with the standards set-out in our Privacy Policy.
  2. When you are authenticated to access another member’s account, you may have access to personal information about that member. Don’t try to access, use, or disclose that information for any purpose other than one your application requires, and for which you have the member’s permission. Make sure that your application is secure and doesn’t provide anyone with the ability to access information that they shouldn’t.
  3. Don’t ask members for their passwords, names, or any personal information through correspondence or in your application. If you do collect that sort of information, you have to comply with all relevant laws about privacy and data handling, and any other applicable law, and you are solely responsible for the consequences.

Right to change, suspend, or terminate

  1. We might make changes to the API or the sites, or to our content, or how our content or the information is displayed or described, at any time. Those changes might interfere with the operation of your application but, unfortunately, that’s a risk you agree to accept if you use the API. We aren’t liable for any related loss, cost, or damage – see our liability & indemnity section below.
  2. Although we can change any of our user terms, or the terms of our license, at any time, we will take reasonable steps to let you know when we do so.
  3. We can suspend or terminate your membership at any time for any breach of these user terms or if we think you application adversely affects our reputation or the sites in any way. You can terminate your membership at any time. Suspension or termination of your membership for any reason will mean you can’t use the API or any content or information gained through the API any more, but the rest of the user terms will still apply. You must immediately disable your application.

Your indemnity to us

  1. You are liable and responsible for:
    1. Any applications you may create, develop, change or distribute;
    2. your use of the API, the content, and the information;
    3. your disclosure of any of the information;
    4. the services, message, content, information, software or other materials you provide through the application;
    5. your breach of any intellectual property rights belonging to others;
    6. your breach of these user terms; and
    7. your breach of any industry code, regulation, third party contract or terms of service, or law that may apply.
  2. We have no responsibility to you or to any other person for all liabilities, costs, expenses (including legal fees) and loss arising from third party claims due to any of the matters set out in this section and you agree to indemnify us, our directors, officers, employees and agents from all losses. This means that you protect us from costs and claims that happen because of your actions on the site.
  3. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with our defence of such claim.
  4. You should carefully assess whether the API, the sites, the content, and the information are suitable for your needs. Everything provided by us through the Envato API is given on an ‘as is’ basis and without warranties, either express or implied.
  5. We strive to have the API available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week but you know how the internet works: occasionally you might not be able to access the Envato API, and this might happen for any reason, at any time, with or without notice, or at our absolute discretion. We might also change aspects of how the API works. We will not be liable to you for any loss you suffer as a result of these things.
  1. We’re from Australia, and that’s where our Envato API Service is based. The laws of Victoria, Australia govern these user terms, and you submit to the jurisdiction of the courts here by using the API.


Looking for the meaning of a word or phrase? Here are the words we’ve defined in these user terms and where you can find their meaning. If you can’t find the meaning of a particular term we use here, you might find it defined in the Envato Market Terms.

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