Terms of Use

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By using the site flmfestivalratings.com, you are agreeing to comply with and be legally bound by the following Terms of Use. These Terms of Use apply to anyone using our site, including but not limited to film industry professionals, such as filmmakers, film festivals, audience members, film schools, distributors and agents. The fore mentioned group filmmakers and film festivals have supplemental terms related with their handling of the site, which are categorised in these Terms of Use. Please review the following terms carefully. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not use the site FilmFestivalLife.com. The term "FFL", "WE", or "US" refers to FilmFestivalLife. The term "YOU" or "USER" refers to the user in general. "FILM FESTIVAL" refers to the film festivals and "FILMMAKER" to the filmmakers.


Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

YOU agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement") with respect to our site. The agreement is legally binding between FFL and YOU in relation to the use of the site FilmFestivalLife.com as the internet platform of FilmFestivalLife and any services that FFL provides ("Services"). YOU acknowledge to FFL that you have read and understood the Terms of Use, and that you have the legal capacity to enter into this Agreement. By accepting these Terms of Use YOU agree to stand for all the rules and guiding principles posted on the site.

YOU agree that from time to time FFL may, at sole discretion, modify, add or remove any or all parts of these Terms and the Privacy Policy. FFL will provide notice to you of any material changes in the Terms by posting notice to the Site and sending an email to the email address that we have on record for you. Your continued use of the Site 30 days after our notice to you of a change in the Terms means that you have agreed to the amended Terms. If YOU do not agree to the revised Terms of Use, YOU may also immediately cancel your account and stop using FFL's Website and Services.

FFL reserves the right in the future to permanently modify features on the site, or add new features/services as well as enabling the release of new tools and resources on its Website. Such new features or services shall also be subject to the present Terms of Use as well as any additional Terms of Use that FFL may release for those new features or services.


Description of Service

FFL is providing YOU with access to an Internet platform that includes a comprehensive catalogue of film festivals intended to simplify your research of festivals worldwide, as well as a platform where experiences and track records of films are shared with YOU and other users of FFL.

FFL also allow YOU to create a film package which includes film data and film related media for the purpose of making your work accessible to film festivals and other film professionals inside FFL. YOU have no permission to use the film package and the included media uploaded to FFL for other purposes without the explicit permission from FFL.

FFL provides the services on an "AS-IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis and we take no responsibility for the correctness failure or removal of any user communications or personalized settings. YOU acknowledge to use the site and its services at your own risk and for the sole purposes described in these Terms and explicitely or implicitely suggested by the service's descriptions found throughout the site.


User Account

When YOU register for FFL's Services, You choose a username and password upon completing the registration process for the user account of FFL. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of the username, password and account, and shall be responsible for all uses of the username and password and activities under your account, whether or not authorized by YOU.

YOU consent to notify FFL immediately in writing of any unauthorized use of your password or account, or any other breach of confidentiality or data security.

FFL may disallow or remove certain usernames and, with or without prior notice, close USER's account if and when activities occur on that account which constitute, at FFL's reasonable discretion, a violation of the present Terms of Use and/or an infringement of other applicable laws and regulations or third party rights.

YOU can cancel your account at any time in the profile settings or sending an email to trashme@filmfestivallife.com. You take responsibility for properly cancelling your account. A telephone request or e-mail from YOU to another address than trashme@filmfestivallife.com to cancel the account will not be considered a proper cancellation. Upon cancellation of USER's account, any data or information of YOU will be irretrievably deleted by FFL, with the exception of such data FFL might be obligated to store for a certain period of time in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.


Responsibilities Concerning Registration

YOU consent to give complete, correct and up to date information about yourself, and/or films, or festivals.
FFL reserves the right to suspend or terminate your account and deny you further access to the site, if YOU provide incomplete, incorrect, out of date information, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect such information is incomplete, incorrect, and out of date.


FILMMAKER Generated Content

Any and all content, data, information, photos, images, graphics and comments that FILMMAKER uploads, stores, transmits or submits to FFLs 'site are generated by FILMMAKER. Not by FFL. Therefore, the content remains in FILMMAKER's sole property and responsibility.

FFL does not claim any rights or ownership in any content and other materials which the FILMMAKER uploads, posts, stores or exchanges through the site and Services. Similarly, we do not acquire any right of Intellectual property when you use our site.
Hereby FILMMAKER expressly accepts and agrees that him-/herself, and not FFL, is fully responsible for all Content that FILMMAKER uploads, posts, e-mails, transmits or otherwise makes available through FFL's site or Services.

FILMMAKER acknowledges that Content uploaded to, or transmitted through FFL's Site or Services may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other intellectual property rights and laws. FILMMAKER may not upload, display, send, transmit or otherwise make available any Content in which FILMMAKER does not have the appropriate rights to do so. Unauthorized copying, distribution, modification, display, public performance or other unauthorized use of copyrighted works may constitute an infringement of the copyright holders' rights and may result in civil litigation and criminal prosecution.

YOU or any person or company you are associated with, are not authorized to playback the film files that you uploaded to and stored on FFL, or that you were granted access to, for any other purposes than: 1. Checking if the files are intact and playable or 2. Evaluating the artistic quality of the film.
Any abuse will be sanctioned with 2,99 EUR (for films up to 29 minutes), 4,99 EUR (for films between 30 and 59 minutes) or 6,99 EUR (for films over 60 minutes) per stream after the 10th stream in a calendar month.

YOU or any person or company you are associated with, are also not authorized to download the film files that you uploaded to and stored on FFL, or that you where granted access to with a specific limitation to one download.
Any abuse will be sanctioned with 2,99 EUR (for films up to 29 minutes), 4,99 EUR (for films between 30 and 59 minutes) or 6,99 EUR (for films over 60 minutes) per illegitimate download.


FILM FESTIVAL Generated Content

Any and all content, data, information, photos, images, graphics and comments that FILM FESTIVAL uploads, stores, transmits or submits to FFLs 'site are generated by FILM FESTIVAL. Not by FFL. Therefore, the content remains in FILM FESTIVAL's sole property and responsibility.

FFL does not claim ownership in any content and other materials which the FILM FESTIVAL uploads, posts, stores or exchanges through the site and Services. Similarly, we do not acquire any right of Intellectual property when you use our site.
Hereby FILM FESTIVAL expressly accepts and agrees that him-/herself, and not FFL, is fully responsible for all Content that FILM FESTIVAL uploads, posts, e-mails, transmits or otherwise makes available through FFL's site or Services.

FILM FESTIVAL acknowledges that Content uploaded to, or transmitted through FFL's Site or Services may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other intellectual property rights and laws. FILM FESTIVAL may not upload, display, send, transmit or otherwise make available any Content in which FILM FESTIVAL does not have the appropriate rights to do so. Unauthorized copying, distribution, modification, display, public performance or other unauthorized use of copyrighted works may constitute an infringement of the copyright holders' rights and may result in civil litigation and criminal prosecution.


FILM FESTIVAL Grant of License

FFL does not have any ownership rights in FILM FESTIVALS Content. YOU continue to have any such rights after creating your profile on the site and posting your Content on it, through or in connection with the Services. In order to perform the Services for its users you do grant FFL a limited worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid up license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, translate, transmit or otherwise distribute, digitally perform, publicly display any material you submit to us throughout the world in any media, and/or otherwise make your Content available to other users of FFL's site and Services.

FFL obtains the right to mention the FILM FESTIVAL by name, and/or use any material you submit to us, in the texts published on the FFL site, such as the FFL about page, the tutorials, the FFL help site including the FilmFestivalLife long term product strategy as described on the FilmFestivalLife site.

This license does not grant FFL the right to sell FILM FESTIVALS Content or otherwise distribute it outside of FFL's site, provided however, that streaming of Content on third party websites via embedded widgets or the FFL API or similar tools ("Linked Services") shall not be deemed a distribution outside of FFL's site or Service.

The license approved under previous subsections will terminate after FILM FESTIVAL removes the Content from the Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, USER understands and agrees that once Content is distributed to a Linked Service, FFL is not obligated to delete or ask other users or a Linked Service to delete that Content, and therefore that Content may continue to appear and be used indefinitely.

FFL does not have any right to use the personal data submitted in the sign up section by the festival representative. The personal data is strictly confidential and will not be used by us to any other means than to identify them and contact them in case of service related issues - this data will not be shared with any third party at any time.


Warranties and Limitations of Liability

YOU warrant that the content is true, accurate, current, complete and not misleading and does not violate the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademark rights and/or any other intellectual property rights; YOUR content shall not create any liability for FFL, and its shareholders and employees.

YOU consent to provide us with information that you are authorized to provide us. You will have permission or authority from all necessary parties, which may include any right holders.

YOU acknowledge that FFL, by providing the USER with the ability to view and distribute user-generated Content, is merely acting as a passive conduit (hosting service provider) for the distribution of such Content, and that FFL, to the extent permissible by law, does not undertake any obligation or liability relating to the Content or to the USERS' activities.

FFL reserves the right to block, remove or delete any Content, communications, postings, and/or other data or information if FFL, in its own sole and unfettered discretion, has reason to believe that such Content and/or other data or information may infringe the rights of a third party, and in particular if FFL deems such Content and/or other data to be

  • misleading, fraudulent, or deceptive; or
  • defamatory, abusive, or obscene; or
  • possibly in violation of a copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property right; or
  • possibly in violation of any applicable law or regulation; or
  • otherwise unacceptable.

FFL will terminate a user's access to its Services if, under appropriate circumstances, the user is determined to be a repeat infringer. A user is considered a repeat infringer if FFL receives more than three (3) legitimate infringement notices for such user's account or in any other reasonable case.

FFL's site might contain features and functionalities that may link YOU, or provide YOU with certain functionalities and access to, third party websites, databases, networks, servers, information, software, programs, systems, directories, applications, products or services ("External sites") that we do not control. YOU acknowledge and agree that FFL is not responsible or liable for the availability or accuracy of such sites or resources; or the content, advertising, or products or services on or available from such sites or resources.

The inclusion of any link on the Site does not imply that FFL endorses the linked site. YOU use the links at your own risk. FFL's Privacy Policy is applicable only when you are on our Site. Once you choose to link to another website, YOU should read and understand that website's privacy statement before disclosing any personal information.

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of third party merchants or advertisers that are found on or through the Site or which provide links on the Site, including, for example, "click to purchase" and other similar programs, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such merchant or advertiser. You waive any claim against FFL and agree to hold FFL harmless from any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of these links.

FFL disclaims any responsibility from negative effects resulting from YOU accessing External sites, and YOU permanently waive any claim against FFL with respect to such sites and third-party content.


Modification and Termination of Site and Services

FFL reserves the right from time to time to temporarily or permanently modify or discontinue, and restrict or block access to the Site (or any part thereof) without notice. We may temporarily or permanently modify or remove any part or all of your content from the Site at any time without any notice to you. We will not be liable to YOU or any third party for any such modification, suspension, discontinuance or removal and any such action by us will not affect license to your content as stated herein.


Indemnification

As a condition of your access to and use of the site, YOU agree to hold FFL and its shareholders and employees harmless from, and indemnify them for, all damages, costs, expenses and other liabilities, including but not limited to attorneys' fees and expenses, relating to any claim arising out of or related to your access to and use of the Site and the Content therein, or your violation of these Terms (including terms incorporated into them, e.g. the Privacy Policy), and any applicable law or the rights of another person or party, or any dispute YOU have or claim to have with one or more USERS of the site or resolution (if any) of any dispute you have or claim to have with one or more users of the site, or your improper authorization for FFL to collect, use or disclose any data or generated Content provided by YOU. Furthermore, YOU fully understand and agree that FFL will have the right but not the obligation to resolve disputes between USERS relating to the Site and FFL's resolution of a particular dispute does not create an obligation to resolve any other dispute.


Assignment of Rights and Duties to Third Parties

FFL and its shareholders and employees may assign the rights and duties under the present Terms of Use, in part or in whole, to any third party at any time without notice. YOU may not assign this Agreement or the rights and duties herein, in part or in whole, to any party without the prior written consent of FFL.


Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

The legal relationship between FFL and YOU shall be subject to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany excluding the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and excluding the principles of conflict of laws (international private law).
YOU and FFL agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts at the domicile (registered office) of FFL for resolution of any dispute, action or proceeding arising in connection with these Terms of Use and FFL's site and Services.