Site Terms

Last Updated December 3rd, 2010

Welcome to FilmsForAction.org, operated by FILMS FOR ACTION, INC. ("Films For Action", "we" or "us"). By using the services offered on or through www.FilmsForAction.org (the "Films For Action Site" "Website" or "Site") you are agreeing to the terms and conditions set forth below (the "Terms of Service" or "TOS"). We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms of Service at any time. You can always check out the most current version of these Terms of Service at this page. You can determine when these Terms of Service was last revised by referring to the "Last Updated" date at the top of these Terms of Service.

In addition to these Terms of Service, your use of the Films For Action Site is governed by our Privacy Policy. You agree to Films For Action's collection, use and sharing of your information as set forth in the Privacy Policy, which may be amended by us from time to time in our discretion. The Privacy Policy and any posted terms or guidelines are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Service.

If you do not understand and agree to these Terms of Service, please do not use the Films For Action Site, and do not register to be a member of Films For Action. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these Terms of Service, please let us know by contacting us here. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the current version of these Terms of Service.

FILMS FOR ACTION COMMUNITY STANDARDS AND CONDUCT POLICY

Films For Action wants to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas through the Films For Action Site, but we cannot and do not review all submitted content or comments made on our Site. Registered members can post several forms of content on our Site, including videos, articles, headlines, actions, events and comments. You can expect our Site to include content, information, and opinions from a variety of individuals and organizations other than Films For Action. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting, regardless of whether the posting comes from a user, from a celebrity or "expert" guest, or from a member of our staff. There is no substitute for healthy skepticism, and your own good judgment.

Responsibility for what is posted on Films For Action lies with each user -- you alone are responsible for material you post. Films For Action does not control the messages, information or other content that you or others may provide on our Site.

By using the Films For Action Site, you agree not to submit, post or transmit through the Films For Action Site any material or otherwise engage in any conduct that:

  • Is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortuous, or contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of, sexual acts;
  • Contains excessive profanity;
  • Victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
  • Violates or infringes the rights of others including, without limitation, patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity, privacy or other proprietary rights;
  • Allows you to gain unauthorized access to the Films For Action Site, or any account, computer system, or network connected to the Films For Action Site, by means such as hacking, password mining or other illicit means;
  • Collects for marketing purposes any email addresses or other personal information that has been posted by other users of the Films For Action Site.
  • Impersonates any person, organization or entity, including Films For Action and its volunteers and staff or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person, organization or entity, including Films For Action;
  • Contains an advertisement or solicitation or encourages others to purchase commercial goods or services; examples include "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of commercial solicitation;
  • Contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of a computer or computer network;
  • Encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or that gives rise to civil liability or that otherwise encourages others to commit illegal activities or cause injury or property damage to any other person;
  • Permits any person to access, using your account, any features of the Films For Action Site that may require registration;
  • Results in a single message being posted to more than three areas of the Films For Action Site;
  • Violates these Terms of Use, guidelines or any policy posted on the Films For Action Site, or interferes with the use of the Films For Action Site by others.

Although Films For Action cannot monitor all content on our Site, you understand that Films For Action shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of the Films For Action Site to determine compliance with this Terms of Service Agreement and any other operating rules that may be established by Films For Action from time to time. Films For Action shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, move, delete, or refuse to post any material, including but not limited to Videos, Headlines, Articles, Actions, Events, Groups, or Comments submitted to or posted on the Films For Action Site for any reason, including violation of these Terms of Use, whether for legal or other reasons, or because the material is objectionable or stale. Notwithstanding this right of ours, users shall remain solely responsible for the content of their comments and Content Submissions. You acknowledge and agree that Films For Action shall not assume or have any liability for any action or inaction by Films For Action with respect to any conduct within the Films For Action Site or any communication or posting on the Films For Action Site. Films For Action also reserves the right to disclose any information we believe is necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request, or to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part.

 

FAIR USE

This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. It is being made available in an effort to advance the understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democratic, scientific, and social justice issues, and so on. It is believed that this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

 

SUBMISSION OF ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATED BY YOU

Original content that you add, publish, or otherwise transmit to Films For Action through our Site shall at all times remain your sole and exclusive property. As such, you shall be solely responsible for your content and the consequences of their posting or publication on our Site.

By submitting original works created by you, you hereby grant Films For Action a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, and transferable license (with a right to create derivative works to the extent necessary to make content compatible with any Films For Action media), revocable upon removing the content from Films For Action, to use, copy, transmit or otherwise distribute, perform, modify, incorporate into other works, publicly perform and display your content or any portion thereof, in or through any medium, whether now known or hereafter created.

When you remove or otherwise delete submitted content from the Site, the licenses granted by you to Films For Action shall terminate within a commercially reasonable time. You understand and agree, however, that Films For Action may retain (but not display, distribute, or perform) server copies of content that have been removed or deleted, and that Films For Action shall have no obligation to attempt to remove from distribution any of your content that is otherwise publicly available through the Internet or other publicly accessible medium.

 

COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS

If you have any complaints or objections to Content posted on the Films For Action Site because it was not properly credited or it was posted without permission and you are the copyright owner, please contact us here, with your contact information and a link to the relevant Content.

If your complaint is about a video embedded on our Site, please note that Films For Action does not host any videos directly on our Site. All of the videos are embedded through sites like Google, YouTube, Vimeo, etc, using their respective embed feature. If you are the copyright holder and wish the video to be removed from our Site, please let us know. However, to fix the issue at its source you will want to file a copyright claim with the video hosting site the video is embedded from.


LINKS/EXTERNAL SITES AND RESOURCES


Our Site contains links to other Websites or resources. These sites and resources are not controlled by Films For Action, and the mere existence of the link on the Films For Action Site does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship by Films For Action. External Web sites and resources are not subject to these Terms and Conditions or the Films For Action Privacy Policy, and may be subject to other terms and conditions or policies posted therein. Because we have no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Films For Action is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Films For Action shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on or through any external site or resource. Your use of external sites or resources is at your own risk.


NO SOLICITING


You agree not to use the Films For Action Site to advertise, or to solicit anyone to buy or sell, products or services of any kind, without our express written approval.


TRADEMARKS


We don't want anyone to be confused as to which materials, events and services are presented by Films For Action and which are not. Please do not use the Films For Action name, logo, or other Films For Action materials without our prior written consent, or in the manner expressly allowed by the use guidelines of that content.


DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY

We work hard to make the Films For Action Site an interesting and enjoyable place, but we cannot guarantee that our users will always find everything to their liking. Please read this Disclaimer carefully before using our Site.

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE FILMS FOR ACTION SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF POSSIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FILMS FOR ACTION SITE, AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS AND UNCERTAINTIES OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INACCURACIES OR OTHER PROBLEMS WITH SUCH INFORMATION. IF YOU RELY ON THE FILMS FOR ACTION SITE OR ANY MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED FROM OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED THROUGH THE FILMS FOR ACTION SITE.

THE FILMS FOR ACTION SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU AS IS, WITH ALL FAULTS, AND AS AVAILABLE. FILMS FOR ACTION, INC. CANNOT AND DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FILMS FOR ACTION SITE, NOR DO WE GUARANTEE THAT THE FILMS FOR ACTION SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE, OR THAT THE SITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL FILMS FOR ACTION BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF USE OF THE FILMS FOR ACTION SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF THE FILMS FOR ACTION SITE IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.)


INDEMNIFICATION


YOU ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT. FURTHERMORE, YOU ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL ACTIVITIES WHICH OCCUR UNDER YOUR ACCOUNT. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS FILMS FOR ACTION, INC, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, VOLUNTEERS, STAFF, AND CONSULTANTS FROM ANY AND ALL THIRD PARTY CLAIMS, LIABILITY, DAMAGES AND/OR COSTS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ATTORNEYS FEES) ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE FILMS FOR ACTION SITE, YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR YOUR INFRINGEMENT, OR INFRINGEMENT BY ANY OTHER USER OF YOUR ACCOUNT, OF ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR OTHER RIGHT OF ANY PERSON OR ENTITY. YOU AGREE TO IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY FILMS FOR ACTION OF ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF YOUR ACCOUNT OR ANY OTHER BREACH OF SECURITY KNOWN TO YOU.

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