Terms of Use

SmartThings Developers Portal Terms and Use

Please read all of the following Terms and Conditions carefully. These general terms and conditions shall govern the use by you of the SmartThings Developers website (https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com/) and together shall constitute an agreement between you and Samsung Electronics. Co. Ltd. (“Samsung”). The terms of the Privacy Policy are incorporated into these terms and conditions by reference. If you have any questions about the terms and conditions, or do not agree to them, then please email us at support.dev@samsung.com, before using the website.

Samsung may change these terms and conditions or its privacy policy at any time by updating this page. You shall therefore check this page from time to time to review these terms and conditions to ensure that you agree with any changes. Using or accessing this website indicates your continuing acceptance of any updates to the terms and conditions. If you do not accept the terms and conditions, then please do not continue to use the website.

Information about Samsung

Samsung is a company existing under the laws of the Republic of Korea, with its place of business at 416, Maetan-3Dong, Yeongtong-Gu, Suwon-City, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea 443-742.

Access to the Website and Samsung Intellectual Property Rights

This website allows you to use the contents contained within it for your own use and benefit. Samsung shall have the right to modify, withdraw or deny access to the website at any time, including introducing charges for its use or other restrictions on access.
The website and all the materials contained within it are protected by intellectual property rights (including copyright, trademarks, patents, design rights, database rights, and rights in confidential information), and, as such, they either belong to Samsung or are licensed to Samsung to use. The materials include, but are not limited to, the design, layout, logos, brands, look, appearance and graphics of the website, plus content such as software, documents and other materials which appear on it. You may not copy, redistribute, republish or otherwise make the materials on the website available to anyone else for a commercial purpose without consent of Samsung in writing.

You may only print or download materials from the website for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided that:
• no materials are modified in any way
• no graphics are used separately from accompanying text
• copyright and trademark notices appear in all copies, and you acknowledge this website as the source of the materials and the people to whom you provide these materials are made aware of these restrictions

Notwithstanding the foregoing, specific license terms for materials on the website may allow broader rights of use, subject to such terms.
Nothing in these terms and conditions grants any license to use any Samsung brand. However, you may be entitled to use the SmartThings Developer logo( https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com/) in accordance with our published guidance from time to time.

Samsung Goods and Services

Samsung may display the availability of some goods and/or services on this website. Some of these goods and/or services may only be available in certain jurisdictions and Samsung therefore reserves the right to choose where such goods and/or services are supplied. By informing the availability of any goods and/or services, Samsung does not warrant that such goods and/or services will be available in your jurisdiction and you should check with your local Samsung contact for further information. Where Samsung does supply goods and/or services, whether through this website or other means, additional terms and conditions may apply.

Software Downloads

When we make software available for users to download through https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com, any such download is subject to the terms of our end user license agreement, in addition to these terms and conditions. We may also wish to specify certain additional licensing terms in connection with specific software and, if any such additional software licensing terms apply, these will be notified to you at the time you agree to license the software.

Sample Code

Samsung may publish on the website what Samsung terms “Sample Code”, which is software developed by Samsung and which Samsung makes freely available for developers to use, under the terms of the Sample Code license. The terms of the Sample Code license will be notified to you at the time you agree to license any Sample Code from Samsung.

Uploading Material to the Forum Website

Any material you upload to https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right (at no charge) to use, copy, distribute, sub-license and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who makes reasonable claims that any material posted or uploaded by you to the website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

Samsung reserves the right to remove any material or posting you make on the website if, in its opinion, such material does not comply with Samsung’s content standards. You warrant that any material you upload does not, and will not, infringe any third party intellectual property rights.

SmartThings Developers Forums

The members of https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com are entitled to participate in the forums that are in operation on the website. The rules laid out below apply to anyone participating in the forums, or other interaction with the website.

Forum Rules

Any submission of material by you to the forums means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the terms and conditions of below Forum Rules, which supplement the general website Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Samsung is under no obligation to you or any other person to oversee, monitor or moderate the forums or any other services Samsung provides on the website and Samsung may therefore stop moderating the forums at any time. Samsung reserves the right to remove, or to disable access to, any posted contribution which Samsung deems to be potentially defamatory of any person, or otherwise inappropriate, or which Samsung deems unlawful or in violation of any third party rights. Samsung expressly excludes liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com by any person in contravention of these rules.

Submission of Contributions

There is no limit to the length of a contribution. Please note that your contribution will not be anonymous. Before making a contribution, you must register with SmartThings Developers. The Number of created Topics, replied Topics, received Point, Likes, will appear based on your nickname as part of your published contribution. Other personal information which reveals your identity, such as, your name, email address, will not be disclosed.

Content Standards

The content standards below must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. We will determine, at our discretion, whether a contribution breaches the content standards.

A contribution must be accurate (where it states facts), be genuinely held (where it states opinions), comply with all -the applicable laws applicable in the country from which it is posted, and be relevant.

A contribution must not:
• be defamatory of any person
• be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory
• promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age
• disclose the name, address, telephone, mobile or fax number, e-mail address or any other personal data in respect of any individual
• infringe any copyright, database right or trademark of any other person
• breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence
• be in contempt of court
• be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person
• impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person
• give the impression that the contribution emanates from Samsung if this is not the case
• advocate, promote, or incite any third party to commit, or assist, any unlawful or criminal act
• contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public for whom the statement is intended are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism
• contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites


By submitting a contribution to https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com/, you agree to grant Samsung, and any other company or corporation within the Samsung group, a non-exclusive license to use that contribution. Although you will still own the copyright to your contribution, we will have the right to freely use, edit, alter, reproduce, publish and/or distribute the material contained in your contribution. This license will be free of charge, perpetual and capable of sub-license. We may exercise all copyright and publicity rights in the material contained in your contribution, in all jurisdictions, to their full extent, and for the full period for which any such rights exist in that material.

By submitting your contribution to https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com , you are warranting that you have the right to grant Samsung the non-exclusive license described above and that it does not infringe any third party rights (including third party intellectual property rights).

If you are not in a position to https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com , please do not submit the contribution to https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com/.

Breach of These Rules

When we determine that a breach of the content standards has occurred or you have otherwise breached these Forum Rules, we may at our discretion take such action as we deem appropriate, including, without limitation, withdrawal of your right to use this website, removal of any contributions already posted on the website, and/or other legal action.
We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of these Forum Rules.


If you wish to complain about any contribution posted on any Forum, please contact us at support.dev@samsung.com. We will then review the contribution and decide whether it complies with our content standards. We will deal with any contribution which, in our opinion, breaches the standards (see above). We will inform you of the outcome of our review within a reasonable time of receiving your complaint.

Changes to Forum Rules

Samsung may revise the Forum Rules at any time. Please therefore check this page from time to time to make note of any changes. Samsung assumes no liability or responsibility for notifying changes of the Forum Rules.

Terms and Conditions

The SmartThings Developer (https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com/)terms and conditions will apply in addition to these specific Forum Rules.

SmartThings Developers Forum Badge Introduction

SmartThings Developer Forum rewards Badge with points and membership levels to all forum users. Any member of the SmartThings Developer website can post on the forum, with Badge as rewards.

The forum is where developers can ask each other questions and share tips on using SmartThings SDK.

Badges are activity points rewarded to SmartThings Developer website members based on their level of activity in the forum.

SmartThings Developers Forum Badge Terms and Conditions and Program Policies
This Terms and Conditions define details concerning SmartThings Developers Forum participation, such as participant qualifications and methods of participation. It is assumed that all users in the forum have read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions.

The Terms and Conditions and the policies related to the SmartThings Developers Forum Badge (membership levels, benefits by membership level, Badge rewarding criteria, and the period of validity for rewarded points), are subject to change at any time at Samsung’s discretion. Please check the SmartThings Developers Forum webpage often as Samsung will post notification of changes there.

SmartThings Developers Forum Disclosure Settings

Threads and posts containing abusive or defamatory language as well as advertisements will be deleted. Badge s resulting from these activities may be subject to cancellation as well.

Threads cannot be deleted by the original poster once they receive a reply post. Instead, original posters may make deletion requests to the administrator, who will then decide whether or not to hide the thread in the forum.

Our Liability to You

These terms and conditions do not exclude our liability (if any) to you for:

• personal injury or death resulting from our negligence
• fraud
• any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude or to attempt to exclude our liability
Samsung does not guarantee that this website:
• or any product and/or services provided through the website, will be compatible with all or any hardware and software which you may use
• will be available all the time or at any specific time.

Samsung is only liable to you for losses which you suffer as a result of a breach of these terms and conditions by us. You are solely responsible for all and any losses which you may incur which were not a foreseeable consequence of us breaching these terms and conditions (for example if you and Samsung could not have contemplated those losses before or when you accessed this website). Samsung’s liability to you shall not in any circumstances include any business losses that you may incur, including, but not limited to, lost data, lost profits, lost revenue or business interruption.

By using the https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com, you agree to indemnify Samsung, and other companies and corporations in the Samsung group, against any costs, damage, claims, liabilities and expenses incurred as a result of your breach of these Terms and Conditions, the Privacy Policy, and/or any other applicable terms (including the Forum Rules).

Website Content

The information, documents, software and other materials (“Content”) contained within https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com are provided “as is” and are given for general information and interest purposes only. Samsung tries and ensures that the Content contained on the website is accurate and up to date, but Samsung cannot be held responsible for any errors, faults or inaccuracies. You should not therefore rely on the Content, and Samsung recommends that you take further advice or seek further guidance before taking any action based on it. You expressly agree and acknowledge that you use the Content at your sole risk and Samsung assumes no liability or responsibility for any user content or information provided by other users of the website.

In particular, Samsung may make available software and technology which is “beta” (meaning that it has not been fully tested or tested at all) and you should make sure you use such technology at your sole risk and in a test environment taking into account the risk that it may cause damage to your software, hardware and other property you use.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude all representations, conditions, warranties or other terms which apply to such content/information, including any implied warranties of satisfactory quality, merchantability, fitness for a particular or any purpose, and non-infringement which might otherwise apply but for this clause.

If, in a relevant jurisdiction, these limitations and exclusions are not permitted, then our liability shall be limited and excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.


Samsung may link to other websites which are not within its control. When Samsung does this, Samsung will try and make it as clear as possible that you are leaving https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com. Samsung is not responsible for these other sites in any way, and do not endorse them. It is your responsibility to check the terms and conditions and privacy policy on any other site which you visit.
You may not link to https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com from another site without our consent in writing. Any consent would be subject to complying with the following guidelines:

• links must be to the home page https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com/
• you may not create a frame or any other border around https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com
• the site from which you wish to link must comply with all relevant laws and regulations and must not contain content which may be considered to be distasteful or offensive
• and you must not imply that Samsung endorses, or is associated with, any other site, product or service


The use of the SmartThings Developers services is free of charge. Samsung reserves the right to charge for SmartThings Developers services and to change its fees, at its discretion. Samsung may from time to time launch other services which may be subject to a separate charge and terms.

Contracting Online

Nothing on https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com is intended to be, nor should be construed as, an offer to enter into a contractual relationship with you or anyone else, except for these terms and conditions, which govern the relationship between us in relation to your use of https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com/ and the services made available through it (plus any additional terms we impose in relation to specific products and/or services on the website).

If you make a contract with a third party who is named or referred to on https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are comfortable with the terms of that contract, and to take legal advice if necessary.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The formation, existence, construction, performance, validity and all aspects whatsoever of these terms and conditions, or of any individual one of these terms and conditions, will be governed by the law of the Republic of Korea. The Seoul Central District Court will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes which may arise out of, or in connection with, these terms and conditions or the use of https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com.

Age Limit

Everyone is welcome to visit https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com. However, if you want to participate on certain sections of the website or in certain activities available on the website, for example join a club or group, or enter a contest, you must register to the website. In order to register, you must be at least above the age that is required under the applicable laws or receive your parents and/or guardians written consent that is required under the applicable laws.

Your Privacy

You warrant that you are entitled to provide such personal data to us and that it will not violate any applicable laws and regulations or breach any contractual obligations. For your information, our processing of your personal information will always be in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

SmartThings Developers Terms & Conditions Supplement

Developer Workspace (devworkspace.developer.samsung.com)

1. Terms of Use of the Developer Workspace Service

In order to use the Developer Workspace Service and to develop Applications, perform self-tests, and request a deployment via the Developer Workspace, you must accept the Terms and Conditions herein. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions, you will be unable to use the Developer Workspace Service.

Your use of the services provided in the Developer Workspace shall be governed by the Terms and Conditions herein and Samsung’s Privacy Policy.
You may permit your customers to use the content (i.e., UI Metadata, Voice Metadata, Plug-in, Endpoint App, and Automation App; hereinafter called “Applications”) which you have developed yourself using Samsung’s Developer Workspace Service and have the right to, or which you have been granted the legal right to by the original developer.

2. Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions

In order to use the Developer Workspace Service and to develop Applications, perform self-tests, and request a deployment via the Developer Workspace, you must accept the Terms and Conditions herein. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions, you will be unable to use the Developer Workspace Service.

3. Registration for the Service

To access and continue using a certain service, you need to provide your personal information during the registration process and while using the service.
To provide complete and accurate up-to-date personal information in an appropriate manner, and to continue maintaining your personal information complete, accurate, and up-to-date as per applicable laws and regulations, you shall be required to update your registered data. Furthermore, to use the services provided by the Developer Workspace, you will be required to create a Samsung account.

Once you complete the registration process, Samsung will confirm and verify the data registered by you and complete the certification process for the Applications you wish to deploy. Then, you will be granted permission to upload the Applications for deployment.

Note that some Applications may be deployed automatically upon certification.

You shall not refuse to register the Applications or delay their registration without a valid reason. In the event that the registration is rejected, the reasons for the rejection shall be provided upon request.

4. Development of Applications

For convenience in developing applications, the Developer Workspace may create some sources automatically, but the developer (or development company) shall be responsible for the operation of the final versions of their Applications.

To perform a self-test on developed Applications, you need to register them in the Developer Workspace. Once registered, the Applications can be deployed to and used on the test server managed by Samsung.

5. Submission, Certification, and Distribution of Applications

[Submission] You must submit to Samsung each Application that you wish to distribute through the STORE. You are solely responsible and liable for the Applications you submit and for complying with any support requirements, if any, set forth in the Documentation. All copies of the Application (e.g. the electronic files) you submit will be retained (or destroyed) by Samsung and will not be returned. You are responsible for retaining a back up copy of your Application.

[Digital Rights Management] Digital Rights Management (DRM) is used to protect digital contents from unauthorized reproduction or usage. Samsung provides the DRM solution to enhance the security of applications. You may opt to use the DRM solution we provide. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Samsung’ DRM solution is provided “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” without any warranty, express, implied or otherwise, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Samsung shall have absolutely no liability in connection with the DRM solution including without limitation, any liability for damage to any computer and/or mobile phone hardware.

[Compliance] For each Application that you submit to Samsung, you agree to comply and remain in compliance with all requirements and obligations detailed in the Terms and/or other documentation we may provide from time to time for your compliance for matters such as support requirements, content guidelines, payment process, technical specifications, advertising guidelines and submission guidelines (“Documentation”). Samsung may revise the Documentation from time to time in its sole discretion and will provide you with a reasonable time-frame to bring your Application into compliance with such revisions. Failure to comply with the obligations in the then-current Documentation may, among other things, result in removal of your Application from the STORE and possible revocation of your STORE Account.

[Certification and Classification] Within a reasonable period of time after you submit an Application to Samsung, and provided that you have (i) paid any applicable certification or other fees and (ii) accepted any additional terms of service from Samsung’s designated certification vendors, Samsung (or Samsung’s designated certification vendor) will evaluate the Application to determine whether the Application complies with the certification requirements (including any requirements in the Documentation). Your Application should be capable of being installed into our target devices and work in accordance with your user manual, as installed, without causing any adverse effect to our devices. Samsung shall inform and update you regularly of the progress of the certification process. Resubmission of your Application is permitted provided any defects notified to you and/or suggestions made by us for improvement are made prior to the resubmission. Where applicable, we provide a content classification for each Application we place on the STORE. We rely upon and use the classification you provided. Your classification must comply with the applicable standard classification procedures in your jurisdiction. You will indemnify Samsung and its affiliated companies from any liability arising from your failure to provide classification in accordance with the applicable standard in your jurisdiction.

[Distribution] Samsung has no obligation to distribute any Application you submit, and Samsung will not distribute any Application unless and until the Application has been certified to Samsung’s satisfaction. In addition, Samsung has sole discretion to determine the device or devices on which any Application is made available for distribution. If Samsung chooses to distribute your certified Application through the STORE, we will do so in accordance with these Terms.

[Application Placement] Samsung reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to make all decisions regarding placement or promotion for an Application.

[Removal] Samsung reserves the right to remove any Application from the STORE for any reason. Such reasons may include, without limitation, (i) your breach of these Terms or the Documentation; (ii) your express termination of this Agreement or of the license grants associated with an Application; (iii) an assertion or claim that your Application infringes the intellectual property rights of a third party or otherwise contains illegal content; (iv) an assertion by a mobile network operator that your Application causes harm to the operator’s network; (v) your Application is already distributed under an agreement between you and a mobile operator or (vi) customer complaint(s) about the content or quality of your Application. Unless your Application is removed for breach of this Agreement or in response to an infringement or illegality allegation, Samsung will pay to you the amounts owed, if any, in connection with the distribution of your Application before removal.

6. Personal Information and Privacy

Samsung may collect personal information from you within the scope necessary to process transactions made in accordance with the Terms and Conditions herein or to comply with applicable laws and regulations. The matter shall be governed by the law on the protection of personal information in the Republic of Korea.
Collected data and information shall be processed in accordance with Samsung’s Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy describes the methods by which Samsung processes and protects personal information (For more information, refer to the Privacy Policy in [http://account.samsung.com/legal/pp]).
You shall agree that the information you provide is used in accordance with Samsung’s Privacy Policy.

7. Copyright and Trademark Policies

In the event that any alleged copyright or trademark right infringement is reported as per applicable laws, regulations, and policies on copyrights and trademark rights, Samsung may take down or delete the relevant posts, or implement temporary measures, in accordance with intellectual property law in each country and other applicable laws and regulations. A user’s persistent infringement of intellectual property rights or violation of applicable laws and regulations may result in termination or temporary suspension of their account, and/or restriction of access (temporarily or permanently).

Detailed procedures, as required in this Article, shall be governed by the “Copyright Infringement Guide” set forth by Samsung within the scope defined by applicable laws and regulations.

8. Revision of the Terms and Conditions

Samsung may revise the Terms and Conditions as often as necessary. When revising the Terms and Conditions, Samsung shall provide a notice on the “Developer Workspace” website seven days before the coming into force of the new Terms and Conditions (30 days regarding matters unfavorable or important to users), and notify existing members using appropriate methods, such as by email, if required.
In the event Samsung experiences difficulties with individual notifications, such as when a user fails to specify their contact information or changes their contact information, Samsung shall substitute individual notifications with posting the revised Terms and Conditions on the “Developer Workspace” website.

Your lack of explicit objection to the revision of the Terms and Conditions before the coming into effect of the revised Terms and Conditions or continuation of using the services after the revision of the Terms and Conditions shall be interpreted as consent to the revised Terms and Conditions.
If you do not agree to the revised Terms and Conditions, you access to the “Developer Workspace” may be restricted or suspended.

9. General Legal Conditions

Cloud Console

9-1. Use of the Cloud Console Service

Your use of the services provided in the Cloud Console shall be governed by the Terms and Conditions herein and Samsung’s Privacy Policy.
You may permit your customers to use the content (i.e., Flow Design App, and Web App; hereinafter called “Applications”) which you have developed yourself using Samsung’s Cloud Console Service and have the right to, or which you have been granted the legal right to by the original developer.

9-2. Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions

In order to use the Cloud Console Service, and to develop and deploy Applications via the Cloud Console, you must accept the Terms and Conditions herein. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you will be unable to use the Cloud Console Service.

9-3. Definition of Terms

The terms used in the Terms and Conditions herein are defined below:

9-3-1. “Cloud Console” refers to a Cloud PaaS Platform that has been developed to help you deploy Applications more quickly and conveniently based on Cloud Foundry, an open source platform by Pivotal.

9-3-2. “PaaS” is a cloud service model that offers Samsung’s application development environments.

9-3-3. “Quota” is a unit by which Cloud Console user’s resources are managed, and limits memory or the number of app services.

9-3-4. “Region” is the top-level Cloud Console management unit and refers to a region where the Cloud Console PaaS is located.

9-3-5. “Organization” refers to a logical space isolated and allocated per user.
Resources are controlled by a Quota set by an Organization.

9-3-6. “Space” refers to one of the logical spaces created by dividing an Organization.
The user creates a Space, and then creates and deploys an application per Space.
e.g., Development, Staging, and QA

9-3-7. “Template” contains a sample code and development environment that can help the user start the development process easily.

9-3-8. “Project” refers to an application development unit as well as application deployment unit.

9-3-9. “Service” refers to a service that can be shared and used by multiple applications such as DB and Message Queue.
Once created, a Service can be bound to an application and used immediately.

9-3-10. “Route” refers to a URL that is used for accessing a deployed application, which is accessible via a mapped URL.
Each application in any Space has a unique Route, and multiple Routes can be mapped for one application.

9-3-11. “Domains” refers to a domain URL (https://www.devground.io/) that is used by an application on the Cloud Console.

9-3-12. “ENV VARIABLES” refers to an environment variable for an application deployed to the Cloud Console, which becomes usable upon deployment of the application.

9-4. Sharing of Applications

The user may include the source in the application they have developed and share it with others. A shared application can be utilized freely by other users.
When sharing another user’s application, the user is responsible for any errors in the application and for running the application.

9-5. Service

Unless otherwise notified, the services provided by the Cloud Console shall be beta versions, and Samsung shall not be held liable for any service interruption and data loss that may occur.

9-6~10. Service

As specified in the provisions of the Developer Workspace Service.