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Terms and Conditions

Be warned that by visiting and using Filmmaker.com's Web site and/or using Filmmaker.com's online services, you agree to read and understand and be bound by the following Terms and Conditions:

Registration

By using services provided by Filmmaker.com, you assert that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age and agree to abide by all terms and conditions outlined in these Terms and Conditions.

Information We Collect

When you register for a Filmmaker.com account, you may be asked to provide certain information including but not limited to your username, password, email address, etc. You agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information when requested. You can view and edit much of this information from the My Account settings Web page.

Additionally, your Web browser may automatically send Filmmaker.com other information including but not limited to form results, your IP address, and page request information, which may be recorded in Filmmaker.com's server logs.

Some of your information, such as your username or email address, may be shared with other user users when you post messages or contribute Web links. Other information, such as your account password, will be considered personal. You may not reveal your account password(s) to anyone else, nor may you use anyone else's password. You agree to immediately notify Filmmaker.com of any unauthorized use of your registration, user account or password.

Cookies

Filmmaker.com uses browser "cookies" to store information on your computer which can then be used to maintain session status.

We Respect Your Privacy

It is Filmmaker.com's policy to NOT rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other third parties without your permission, period. However, if compelled by statute, subpoena, or a court order to do so, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, we may share information with law enforcement authorities or other third parties.

It is not Filmmaker.com's intention to "spam" you with unsolicited commercial emails. However, we do reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to Filmmaker.com without offering you the option to "opt-out" if we deem it necessary to alert you to important service announcements or administrative messages. Filmmaker.com will not engage in such communications unless we deem it absolutely necessary out of security or other such concerns.

Security Policy

Filmmaker.com takes electronic precautions to ensure that our Web site and database remain secure. However, we acknowlege that nothing on the Internet is 100% safe. Therefore, we make no warrantees, expressed or implied, about the security of our Web site and database. Should either become compromised, Filmmaker.com will take steps to minimize damage and restore the system.

Appropriate Content

You are responsible for ensuring that any material or content you provide to Filmmaker.com, including but not limited to text, audio, or images, does not infringe on any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to trademark, copyright, trade secret, patent, or other rights of any third party without the permission of the owner(s) of such rights.

You agree to use Filmmaker.com for lawful purposes only. Failure to to do so may subject you to criminal or civil liability.

Filmmaker.com maintains its right to review, move, edit, or delete any postings and other content contributed by its users, at Filmmaker.com's sole discretion and without notice.

By providing content to Filmmaker.com, including but not limited to postings, reviews, links, synopses, story ideas, pitches, scripts, and screenplays. and comments, you agree to grant to Filmmaker.com a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license (including any moral rights or other necessary rights) to use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, perform, promote, archive, translate, and to create derivative works and compilations, in whole or in part. Such license will apply with respect to any form, media, technology known or later developed.

You acknowledge that unsolicited intellectual property (including but not limited to synopses, story ideas, pitches, scripts, and/or screenplays) mailed, emailed, couriered or otherwise privately transfered to Filmmaker.com's owner(s), employer(s) and employee(s), affiliate(s), information provider(s), licensor(s) and licensee(s), officer(s) and/or administrator(s) will be discarded unread. So do not send it. Filmmaker.com further advises that such materials be registered with the Library of Congress and/or the Writer's Guild of America.

You acknowledge that Filmmaker.com has not reviewed all of the content on the filmmaker.com Web site, especially content which has been contributed by external users. You also acknowledge that content on Filmmaker.com and content of material linked from Filmmaker.com does not necessarily reflect the opinions or endorsements of Filmmaker.com, its owner(s), employer(s) and employee(s), affiliate(s), information provider(s), licensor(s) and licensee(s), officer(s) and/or administrator(s).

At any time and at its sole discretion, Filmmaker.com may suspend or terminate your account without cause and/or notification.

Indemnification

In using Filmmaker.com's Web site and services, you agree that you will indemnify, defend, and hold Filmmaker.com, its owner(s), employer(s) and employee(s), affiliate(s), information provider(s), licensor(s) and licensee(s), officer(s), advertiser(s), directors, and/or administrator(s) harmless from and against any and all liability and costs (including attorney's fees and costs) related to damage, injury, or loss of property incurred, directly or indirectly due from use of any part of Filmmaker.com's Web site or services, including but not limited to submissions or postings, or from your breach of this Agreement, or from any acts involving use of Filmmaker.com.

Updates To This Document

Filmmaker.com reserves the right to update or revise these Terms and Conditions at any time. Be sure to check it frequently. Your continued use of the site constitutes your agreement to comply with these additional rules.

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND RELATED SERVICES OR CONTENT PROVIDED IS MADE AVAILABLE AND PROVIDED TO YOU AT YOUR OWN RISK ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, IMPLIED OR EXPRESSED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPRESSED, THAT ANY PART OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, VIRUS-FREE, BUG-FREE, SECURE, TIMELY, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OR SAFE FOR DOWNLOAD. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY PROFESSIONAL OR LEGAL ADVICE PROVIDED BY USERS OF FILMMAKER.COM IS OFFERED SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WITHOUT THE LIABILITY OF FILMMAKER.COM OF ANY KIND.

NOTE: SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW DISCLAIMERS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU ONLY AS IT RELATES TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES.

Third-Party Services

Goods and services of third parties may be offered or advertised through this Web site. Representations made regarding such products and services are not the responsibility and/or representation of Filmmaker.com. Any dealings you may have with such third parties is done so independent of Filmmaker.com's involvement.

Limitations

Nothing herein shall be deemed to create an agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship of any kind between Filmmaker.com and any user or other person or entitity nor do these terms of service extend rights to any third party.

Severability

If any section, paragraph, sentence, clause, phrase or any part of these terms and conditions is declared or ruled to be unconstitutional or void, or if for any reason is declared or ruled to be invalid or of no effect, the remaining sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses, phrases or parts thereof shall be in no manner affected thereby but shall remain in full force and effect.

Jurisdiction

The terms of this agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state of California, USA, as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within California by California residents.

Force Majuere

Filmmaker.com shall not be liable for any non-performance or delay which is caused by events or conditions beyond its control.

Additional Terms

You agree that without regard to any statue or contrary law that any claim or cause arising out of Filmmaker.com or its services must be filed within six (6) months after such claim or cause arose or the claim shall be forever barred.

Published on: 2003-05-17
Revised May 20, 2003
Revised April 28, 2007 - updated menu names, minor spelling corrections - Drupal edition