What is Shiva.vu?

Shiva.vu is an independent website that provides virtual goods, services, articles and documentation on IMVU and IMVU-related subjects. Shiva.vu is not part of, or related in any way with IMVU.com and/or its subdomains.



Articles and documentation on Shiva.vu

Information posted on Shiva.vu is completely original* and meant to be consumed on Shiva.vu.

*Information snippets might be included and referenced in articles from other websites such as IMVU Terms of Service, IMVU Creator Agreement etc. Every article documentation that is taken from a different source will be noted as such and it will have its source shared in the article.

Copying, re-distributing, and/or partly altering the content on other websites is strictly forbidden.

Referencing articles, tutorials, or parts of the articles (snippets) is allowed as long as the source/original Shiva.vu article is referenced.

Full article/documentation sharing/distribution is allowed on other websites only for (significant) added commentary. These must also include the original Shiva.vu article link.

Copy/pasting and/or partly editing full articles to other websites without (significant) added commentary is strictly forbidden.

Articles and documentation posted are strictly the author’s perspective and should not be taken as general rules over IMVU’s Terms of Service, or any other platform discussed.

Shiva.vu will not be held responsible for any actions that lead to having an account disabled and/or creator privileges removed on IMVU, or any website associated with your IMVU activity, including but not limited to Instagram.com, Facebook.com, YouTube.com, Twitter.com, TikTok.com, Pinterest.com, Tumblr.com etc.

Shiva.vu articles and documentation should be seen as guidance, advice and best practice on how to grow your IMVU and/or creating knowledge and/or audience.

Shiva.vu owns all rights over the content provided on Shiva.vu. Claiming any articles/documentation/tutorials/products as your own is strictly forbidden.

Purchased goods & services

By visiting Shiva.vu and/or signing up for Shiva.vu and/or purchasing any goods/services on Shiva.vu, you agree to the Terms of Service presented in this document, as well as any other information available individually on each page of the product/service/article.

License for virtual goods

Purchased virtual goods are for one IMVU account only.* You may use as whole or in part, modify the texture resources purchased for the account on which you purchased the files. You have commercial rights for all files purchased on Shiva.vu (post on social media, include in commercial/derivative projects, use in banners, showcases etc., use for IMVU products for an unlimited number of sales, use for IMVU products for an unlimited time). You are strictly forbidden to share or distribute as whole or in part, unaltered or modified version of the virtual goods purchased. You may not share/distribute any of the virtual goods purchased, or include them in online/offline archives or resource websites. *With the exception of pattern resources created by artist Olga Usova.

Baby hair meshes

You are strictly forbidden to hide the 3D watermark embedded in the mesh. You may set hairs as derivable, as long as you include the website “www.shiva.vu” in the product description AND you do not offer sample baby hair opacity maps. You may not fill in DMCA claims for the baby hair mesh file. By purchasing a custom watermark for the baby hair mesh, Shiva.vu grants you the right to fill in DMCA takedown notices solely against products that have the Shiva Baby Hair mesh with your exact name inside of the mesh as provided by Shiva.vu and only after Shiva.vu has been contacted of such actions taking place (inform Shiva.vu by sending an e-mail of the content theft and that you will be filling a DMCA takedown notice). Shiva.vu is not responsible for any clipping issues that might occur between baby hair meshes and other IMVU products.

Baby hair textures/opacity maps

Opacity maps which result from parts of the bundle cannot be resold or distributed in any way. You can make unlimited baby hair opacity maps with the bundle provided, as long as every texture resulted from using the bundle in whole or part will be used on the account the files were purchased without redistributing, reselling, giving away the resulted opacity maps. You may not share or distribute the UV maps provided for the Baby hair meshes.


Mesh products may only be used on one IMVU account (final availability).

Meshes purchased from www.shiva.vu may be set as derivable.

Uv maps, textures, shaders included in the bundle of the purchased mesh may be shared for derivation (e.g. post the images in the product description).

You are allowed to make unlimited hidden derivation chains, as long as the final, derivable, visible product is connected to the account for which the file/s were purchased.

Meshes may not be redistributed, sold, shared as whole or part in any way.

Crediting is not required.

Meshes may be bundled together with other meshes (e.g. adding a skirt to a top mesh purchased from Shiva.vu) and added to the catalog and may be set as derivable.

Shiva.vu cannot impose terms on the final price in the catalog. However, for fair market competition, Shiva.vu recommends to set a profit of at least 50 IMVU credits.


Pattern resources terms

Applies to resources created by Olga Usova in the patterns section of this website Shiva.vu collaborates legally with resource artists to provide IMVU and Second Life creators the best resources to use for their creations. For this reason, patterns provided on Shiva.vu have an extended license which allows the user to use the resource files for both IMVU and Second Life and the full implications of creating. For this reason, pattern textures have a license per person, meaning that patterns purchased can be used by one person on unlimited accounts on www.imvu.com and www.secondlife.com. You may use the resources provided by Olga Usova as the following:

  • One license per person
  • Can be used on multiple accounts, as long as all accounts belong to the same person who bought the files from www.shiva.vu
  • Can be used, edited, modified as whole or in part for both personal and commercial projects
  • Can be used without crediting the original artist and/or www.shiva.vu
  • Can be used on platforms www.imvu.com and www.secondlife.com
  • Can be used as advertisement images/videos/projects for any website, forum, social media platform
  • Can be used on an unlimited number of products/creations/content and derivations
  • Can be provided as textures for derivable products on www.imvu.com, as long as the resource is not provided in its original form
  • Can be used without crediting the artist and/or www.shiva.vu
  • Can be used as catalog icons
  • Can be used as background images

You may not use the resources provided by Olga Usova to:

  • Resale the resource file as whole or in part on other resource websites, or in any direct manner with the clear intention of selling the resource further
  • Opening legal/copyright disputes, or any type of dispute against the original, unaltered file of the purchased resource
  • Edit/modify/alter as whole or part and re-sale the resulting product as a pattern/image resource to other resource websites

After purchase, usage rights never expire, regardless of whether www.shiva.vu is or is no longer available.

License for virtual services

Buying ad space on Shiva.vu does not guarantee an increase in sales. Shiva.vu will not be held responsible for any creator metrics for the time the creator has been featured on Shiva.vu.


Refund policy on virtual goods

Due to the nature of virtual goods, Shiva.vu will not give any refunds for virtual resources: textures, virtual products, meshes, builders, shaders. Shiva.vu shall offer full refunds on virtual goods only if the information provided on the product page does not correspond with the downloaded file (e.g. file upload mistake), or in the case of corrupt download links (that have never worked). Refunds will not be given if the site is down for any reason or if the download link for the files is unavailable. Shiva.vu will inform customers and will provide support to anyone affected in case they cannot access their download links for various reasons (internet connection, maintenance on Shiva.vu, unknown errors, etc.).


Refund policy on services



Full refunds will be issued in Shiva.vu’s sole discretion for creators that buy ad packages to be featured on www.shiva.vu, but are determined by Shiva.vu as not fit. Such creators include, but are not limited to: creators with a bad reputation (theft history), creators with well-known brand logos and other potential copyrighted material (regardless of whether or not the creator has rights) such as Nike, Adidas, Puma, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga etc., creators that have not established a credible brand for themselves yet.


Mentoring sessions

In the event that a creator is not happy with the quality of the content provided during one-to-one sessions with Shiva, full refunds will be provided only after the complaint is made right after the online session.



In the event of becoming permanently disabled, Shiva.vu will grant you a free license to reuse all goods purchased on a second account, which will become the primary account holder of the files. Shiva.vu will need proof of the type of ban sent to contact@shiva.vu, along with the request for a free license to reuse all the purchased virtual goods.





Privacy Policy


What personal data shiva.vu collects



If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.



Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.





What Shiva.vu collects and stores

While you visit Shiva.vu, the following actions will be tracked:

  • Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site. When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, email address, phone number, IMVU/Second Life avatar name (account) credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders. We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for XXX years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.





We accept payments through PayPal and credit cards. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.



Important: Shiva.vu owns all rights to all the content provided on www.shiva.vu.