Terms of use.

Welcome to the Flatplanet Films website. Following are the terms and conditions that govern your use of this website. By using the Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Terms of Use policy.

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This website (Site) is owned and operated by Flatplanet Films. All elements of this website, including, but not limited to, the general design and the Flatplanet Films content, are protected by trade dress, copyright, moral rights, trademark and other proprietary rights.

Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information — except when necessary to comply with local or federal law enforcement.

This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any Unsolicited Intellectual Property (Unsolicited Submissions) you provide to Flatplanet Films on or through this Site or Other Methods. All such Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential. For more information please review Submissions guidelines below.

Use of Cookies and Similar Technologies

The Flatplanet Films site uses only a single cookie - for Google Analytics - that allows us to measure traffic activity to various pages so that we may improve your experience on the Site.

A cookie is a small data file that writes to your hard drive for record keeping purposes when you visit the Site. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent, but it is possible that some parts of this Site and other sites will not function properly if you do so.

Third-Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include third-party links on our website. Please note that these third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies and terms of use agreements. We therefore have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the content, policies, and activities, or for the fulfillment of any products or services of these third-party, linked sites. It is your responsibility to check the applicable privacy policy and terms of use agreement to determine how that site will handle such data.

Trademarks and Intellectual Property

All content and materials featured, displayed or made available to you through this website, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, icons, sound, illustrations and software (together, the "Content"), is protected by copyright or other proprietary rights.

You are not entitled to duplicate, retransmit, create derivative works of, distribute, display, or perform any portion or element of this website or the Content without the express permission of, in the case of the website, Flatplanet Films, and in the case of Content, the owner of that Content. This website, its Content, "Flatplanet Films," the Flatplanet Films logo, and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of Flatplanet Films or the respective owner thereof unless otherwise expressly agreed. Any unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

Submissions

Flatplanet Films is always looking to collaborate with other talented writers and filmmakers. We are currently updating our submissions policy and will be posting comprehensive guidelines for what to submit, how to submit it and what happens after. Our new submissions policy will be updated in the 4th quarter 2012. Until then, our policy remains not to accept or consider creative materials, ideas, or suggestions other than those we specifically request. Therefore, we must request that you do NOT send us any original creative materials such as screenplays, stories, treatments, etc., until we announce the new guidelines and policies.

Any communication or material transmitted to the Site by electronic mail, or otherwise will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Disclosure, submission, or offer of any submissions to the Site shall constitute an assignment to Flatplanet Films of all worldwide rights, titles, and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in such submission. Flatplanet Films is and shall be under no obligation to:

(i) maintain any of your or any person's Unsolicited Submissions in confidence
(ii) to pay to you or any person any compensation for any Unsolicited Submissions, or
(iii) to respond to any of your or any other person's Unsolicited Submissions

Disclaimers

THIS WEBSITE, THE CONTENT AND ITEMS SOLD, IF ANY, ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. FLATPLANET FILMS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER FLATPLANET FILMS, NOR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSORS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, AFFILIATES, REPRESENTATIVES OR AGENTS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OR PROVISION OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR PERFORMANCE OF, THIS WEBSITE, FLATPLANET FILMS'S SERVICES OR THE CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF FLATPLANET FILMS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FLATPLANET FILMS USES ALL REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE THE ACCURACY, CORRECTNESS AND RELIABILITY OF THE CONTENT, BUT WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONTENT'S ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY.

Communications

When you communicate with Flatplanet Films electronically, via email or otherwise, you consent to receive electronic communications from Flatplanet Films. You agree that all communications (including, but not limited to all notices, agreements and disclosures) provided to you electronically by Flatplanet Films satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing.

Changes in Policy

From time to time, the policies set forth in these Terms and Conditions may change. We will post changes to the Terms and Conditions of Use at this site. Your use of this site subsequent to any amendment of these Terms and Conditions will signify your acceptance of, and assent to, its revised terms.

These Terms and Conditions of Use were last updated on 9/1/2011 and are effective immediately.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Flatplanet Films and its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, information providers and licensors (collectively the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, actions, suits, costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees) arising from, incurred by or in connection with:

(i) your use of the Site
(ii) your violation of these Terms and Conditions; and/or
(iii) any User Content submitted by you to the Site

You agree that your representations and warranties, and obligation to indemnify Flatplanet Films shall survive beyond any term that these Terms and Conditions are in effect.

Governance

Use of this site and these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Any dispute concerning your use of this site shall be submitted to binding arbitration in New York County, New York within one (1) year from the date that the cause of action arose (or, if multiple cause of actions are involved, from the date that the first cause of action arose), with such arbitration conducted pursuant to the then prevailing rules of the American Arbitration Association. To the fullest extent permitted by law, no arbitration brought pursuant to these Terms and Conditions shall be joined to any other arbitration initiated pursuant to these Terms and Conditions.

No action of Flatplanet Films, other than an express written waiver or amendment, may be construed as a waiver or amendment of any of these Terms of Use. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions are deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision of the Terms and Conditions will be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the enforceability or validity of the remaining portions of these Terms and Conditions. This agreement and any posted operating rules constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between the parties with respect to such subject matter.

TM and Copyright © 2006-2012 Flatplanet Films. All rights reserved.

Privacy (translation)

What happens in Flatplanet Films, stays in Flatplanet Films.

Use of Cookies (translation)

Sometimes we like to see which pages people are looking at.

Third Party Links (translation)

There are people whose work we admire, but our rules aren't necessarily their rules.

Trademarks (translation)

If you create it (congratulations!), you own it and may do with it as you wish.

Submissions (translation)

Flatplanet Films is updating our submissions policy. The guidelines for submission will be updated on the web site in the 4th quarter, 2012. Stay tuned.

Disclaimers (translation)

If, after viewing our web site, someone decides to film their remake of Lawrence of Arabia on the Jersey Shore... they're on their own.

Communications (translation)

If you call us, we'll call you back.

Changes in Policy (translation)

Things change. When they do, this is where we let you know.

Indemnification (translation)

What can possibly happen when viewing our web site? Who can say? If and when something that can happen, does happen, you agree it's not our fault. [please watch your coffee - it looks awfully hot]

Governance (translation)

The art of the possible - in legalese.

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