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IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. THIS IS A CONTRACT. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU ACCEPT ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
If you disagree with any of the terms that follow or do not agree to be bound by all such terms, do not use this website.

Introduction
This website is operated by Syred Pictures on its own behalf (“Company” or “we”, “us”, or “our”). Your use of this website (the “Website”) is subject to the following terms and conditions of use (the “Terms”). You agree to these Terms by accessing this Website and/or by accepting any information from this Website. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to modify, alter or otherwise change these Terms and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or changes. We will post changes here, so check back periodically. Your continued use of this Website after the posting of any change in the Terms shall constitute your acceptance to be bound by any such changes. Please also review the Website’s Privacy Policy.

The information and features included in this Website have been compiled from a variety of sources, are for informational and entertainment purposes only and are subject to change at any time without notice. By accessing or linking to this Website, you assume the risk that the information on this Website may be incomplete, inaccurate, out of date, or may not meet your needs and requirements.

Ownership of Content
This Website and all of the content it contains, or may in the future contain, including but not limited to articles, opinions, other text, directories, guides, photographs, illustrations, images, video and audio clips and advertising copy, as well as the trademarks, copyrights, logos, domain names, trade names, service marks, patents and any and all copyrightable material (including source and object code) and/or any other form of intellectual property (collectively, the “Material”) are owned by or licensed to Company or other authorized third parties and are protected from unauthorized use, copying and dissemination by copyright, trademark, publicity and other laws and by international treaties. Unless expressly permitted in writing by Company, you shall not capture, reproduce, perform, transfer, sell, license, modify, create derivative works from or based upon, republish, reverse engineer, upload, edit, post, transmit, publicly display, frame, link, distribute, or exploit in whole or in part any of the Material. Nothing contained in these Terms or on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Material in any manner without the prior written consent of Company or such third party that may own the Material or intellectual property displayed on the Website. UNAUTHORIZED USE, COPYING, REPRODUCTION, MODIFICATION, PUBLICATION, REPUBLICATION, UPLOADING, FRAMING, DOWNLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING, DISTRIBUTING, DUPLICATING OR ANY OTHER MISUSE OF ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Any use of the Material other than as permitted by these Terms will constitute a violation of these Terms and may constitute copyright and/or patent infringement. You agree not to use the Material for any unlawful purposes and not to violate Company’s rights or the rights of others. You agree not to interfere with the normal processes or use of the Website by other members, including without limitation by attempting to access administrative areas of the Website. You agree to report any violation of these Terms by others that you become aware of. You are advised that Company will aggressively enforce its rights to the fullest extent of the law. Company may add, change, discontinue, remove or suspend any of the Material at any time, without notice and without liability.

Restrictions on Use
You agree not to do any of the following while using the Website:

harass, stalk or otherwise abuse another user;
transmit, post, send, upload, distribute, submit or otherwise make available any content that is false, harmful, threatening, abusive, tortious, defamatory, libelous, disparaging (including disparaging of Company), vulgar, obscene, pornographic or that promotes violence, racial hatred, terrorism or illegal acts, or is otherwise objectionable (as determined by Company in its sole discretion);
transmit, post, send, upload, distribute, submit or otherwise make available any content that is unlawful or infringes, violates or misappropriates any patent, trademark, trade identity right, trade secret, publicity right, privacy right, copyright or any other intellectual property or any other rights of any third party ;
transmit, post, send, upload, distribute, submit or otherwise make available any viruses, Trojan horses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files or material that interferes with any third party’s uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the Website;
impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Website or to Company, including forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any transmission to the Website for any reason;
transmit, post, send, upload, distribute, submit or otherwise make available through the Website any personal advertising, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or offer for sale of any products or services, except in areas, if any, specifically designated for such purposes;
collect or harvest the information of any user or otherwise access the Website using automated means (including but not limited to harvesting bots, robots, spiders or scrapers); or
violate any applicable local, state, federal or international law, rule or regulation.

By submitting any Community Content to Company, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) Company a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, sub-license, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such Community Content into any form, medium, or technology now known hereafter devised throughout the universe in perpetuity. In addition, you warrant that the content as uploaded or posted by you does not violate any person’s so-called “moral rights” or other similar or analogous rights under any applicable laws in any country or region of the world.

You agree to indemnify Company for any and all third party claims, damages, losses, and causes of action arising as a result of your submitting any Community Content to Company, or your failure to comply with the above guidelines.

Disclaimers/Limitations on Liability
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THIS WEBSITE AND ALL MATERIAL AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONTAINED ON IT ARE DISTRIBUTED “AS IS” “AS AVAILABLE” “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THOSE ARISING BY STATUTE OR OTHERWISE IN LAW OR FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY BY JURISDICTION.

YOU AGREE THAT COMPANY AND ITS PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, LICENSORS AND ASSIGNS, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”), ARE NOT LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER BASED IN TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OR RESULTING IN ANY WAY FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE, THE USER FORUMS, THE MATERIAL, OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ITS TECHNICAL OPERATION OR THE MATERIAL, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, THIS WEBSITE OR ITS RELATED INFORMATION OR PROGRAMS. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION IN THESE TERMS, IN NO EVENT AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY REASON OR ANY CAUSE OF ACTION WHATSOEVER IN AN AMOUNT GREATER THAN FIFTY DOLLARS ($50). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, AND/OR THE DISCLAIMER OF SOME TYPES OF DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE MIGHT NOT APPLY TO YOU.

BY ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE, I UNDERSTAND THAT I MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, THE BENEFITS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA, AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”

Company makes no representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the completeness, accuracy, currency or adequacy of any information, facts, views, opinions, statements or recommendations contained on this Website and/or the Material. Reference to any product, process, publication or service of any third party by trade name, domain name, trademark, service mark, logo, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement or recommendation by Company. Views and opinions of users of this Website do not necessarily state or reflect those of Company. Users are responsible for seeking the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the information, opinions, advice or content available at this Website.

The Internet may be subject to breaches of security. Company is not responsible for any resulting damage to any user’s computer from any such security breach, or from any virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer line failure or any other technical or other malfunction. You should also be aware that email submissions over the Internet may not be secure, and you should consider this before e-mailing Company any information. Company makes no representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the suitability, functionality, availability or operation of this Website. This Website may be temporarily unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment.

Indemnification
BY USING THIS WEBSITE YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD COMPANY AND ITS PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, LICENSORS AND ASSIGNS AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICER AND DIRECTORS HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIMS, ALLEGED CLAIMS, DEMANDS, CAUSES OF ACTION, JUDGMENTS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, AND ALL COSTS AND EXPENSES OF DEFENSE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO: YOUR BREACH OF YOUR REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, COVENANTS OR AGREEMENTS HEREUNDER; YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS OR ANY LAW; YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND/OR THE MATERIAL IN VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS; INFORMATION OR MATERIAL POSTED OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH YOUR COMPUTER OR MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT, EVEN IF NOT SUBMITTED BY YOU, THAT INFRINGES ANY COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, TRADE SECRET, TRADE DRESS, PATENT, PUBLICITY, PRIVACY OR OTHER RIGHT OF ANY PERSON OR DEFAMES ANY PERSON; ANY MISREPRESENTATION MADE BY YOU; AND/OR COMPANY’S USE OF YOUR INFORMATION. YOU WILL COOPERATE AS FULLY AND AS REASONABLY REQUIRED IN COMPANY’S DEFENSE OF ANY CLAIM. COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT, AT ITS OWN EXPENSE, TO ASSUME THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENSE AND CONTROL OF ANY MATTER OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO INDEMNIFICATION BY YOU, AND YOU SHALL NOT IN ANY EVENT SETTLE ANY SUCH MATTER WITHOUT THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF COMPANY.

Copyrights and Copyright Agents
Company respects the intellectual property of others and we ask our users to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Company has designated a Copyright Agent to receive notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Website. Company’s Copyright Agent may be reached at contact[at]syredpictures.com.

If you believe that any Community Content infringes the copyright in a work that is owned or controlled by you or if you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please promptly provide Company’s Copyright Agent the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) for further detail):

An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
The exact URL or a description reasonably sufficient to permit Company to locate where the alleged infringing material is located on the Website;
Your name, address, telephone number and email address;
A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are either the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Submissions Policy
Company does not accept unsolicited submissions for motion pictures, television programs, web sites or other products or services. It is the intent of this policy to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings when projects developed by or on behalf of Company’s staff might seem to others to be similar to their own creative ideas or materials. Therefore, please do not make any such unsolicited submissions to Company through this Website or otherwise.

Except as otherwise described in the Website’s Privacy Policy, anything you submit to Company through this Website or otherwise (whether solicited or unsolicited), including, without limitation, any ideas, data, questions, artwork, comments, suggestions, or personal information (jointly and severally, “Submissions”), is and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure. You hereby irrevocably grant, transfer, sell and assign to Company all right, title and interest in and to those Submissions, including, without limitation, all patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade identities, copyrights, trade secrets, logos, domain names, know-how, source code and object code, mask-work rights, inventions, moral rights, author’s rights, algorithms, rights in packaging, goodwill and other intellectual property and proprietary rights that may subsist in the Submissions. You further agree that Company will have the unfettered right throughout the universe, in perpetuity, without any credit or compensation to you, to use, reuse, modify, alter, display, archive, publish, license, perform, reproduce, disclose, transmit, publish, broadcast, post, sell, translate, create derivative works of, or distribute any Submissions or portions of any Submissions in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now known or developed in the future for any purposes whatsoever including, without limitation, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information. You hereby acknowledge and agree that your relationship with Company is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that your decision to submit any material to Company does not place Company in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to your Submissions.
You hereby waive any moral rights you may have in and to any of your Submissions, even if such material is altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. You represent that any Submissions are original with you and do not infringe upon, misappropriate or violate the rights of any third parties, including, without limitation, any intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary rights. You agree to execute any documents and take all steps that Company determines are necessary to affect the intentions of these Terms. You agree and understand that Company is not obligated to use any Submission you make to Company through the Website or otherwise and you have no right to compel such use. Finally, you acknowledge that, with respect to any claim you may have relating to or arising out of a Company’s actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Submission, the damage, if any, thereby caused will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle you to injunctive or other equitable relief or to in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition or other exploitation of any production based on or allegedly based on the Submission, and your rights and remedies in any such event shall be strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.

Linking Policy
If you link to this Website, we require that you follow these guidelines. You may link only to the home page, and the link must be in plain text, unless otherwise approved in writing by an authorized representative of Company. The link to this Website must not damage, dilute or tarnish the goodwill associated with any Company names and/or intellectual property, nor may the link create the false appearance that your website and/or organization is sponsored, endorsed by, affiliated and/or associated with Company. You may not “frame” this Website or alter its intellectual property or Material in any other way. You may not link to the Website from a site that is unlawful, abusive, indecent or obscene, that promotes violence or illegal acts, that contains expressions of racism, that is libelous, defamatory, scandalous, or inflammatory or is otherwise deemed inappropriate, as determined by Company in its sole discretion. Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate a link with any website for any reason or no reason at all, including without limitation any website that Company deems to be inappropriate or inconsistent with or antithetical to this Website and/or these Terms.

Company is not responsible for the content or performance of any portion of the Internet including other World Wide Websites to which this Website may be linked or from which this Website may be accessed. Users are requested to inform Company of any errors or inappropriate material found on Websites to which this Website is or may be linked.

Location
The Company operates this Website in France. Information contained on this Website may not be appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to this Website from territories where the content of the Website may be illegal is prohibited. If you access this Website form other locations, you do so on your own initiative and you are solely responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. These Terms shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of France. Any cause of action filed by you with respect to the Terms and/or your use of this Website must be filed in Bordeaux, France within ninety (90) days after the occurrence of the facts giving rise to the cause of action, otherwise the cause shall be forever barred. You hereby consent and submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in Bordeaux, France for any cause of action relating to or arising under these Terms or the Website.

Violations and Additional Policies
The Company will determine your compliance with these Terms in its sole discretion and its decision shall be final and binding. Any violation of these Terms may result in restrictions on your access to all or part of the Website and may be referred to law enforcement authorities. No waiver of any of these Terms shall be of any force or effect unless made in writing and signed by a duly authorized officer of Company. Company reserves the right to modify or discontinue this Website, or any portion thereof without notice to you or any third party. Upon termination of your membership or access to the Website, or upon demand by Company, you must destroy all materials obtained from this Website and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof. You are advised that Company will aggressively enforce its rights to the fullest extent of the law. Company, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify and terminate access or use of any individual found to be (i) tampering with the operation of the Website; (ii) acting in violation of these Terms; (iii) acting in an unethical or disruptive manner; or (iv) acting with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass Company its representatives or any other individual in any manner related to the Website.

How do we collect your personal informations?
We collect some informations about you through our sweepstakes, casting calls, and the Message function in our iPhone/iPad app.

What do we collect and for how long?
About sweepstakes, we collect any information needed to identify you, and send you your gift if you win. These datas are deleted as soon as the sweepstake is over.
About casting calls, we collect what we need to identify you (name, birthdate…), contact you (email, phone…), and some other informations (including pictures). These datas are kept on an offline server for at least 30 days. In some cases, when we really like your profile, we could keep these datas longer for a next project.
About our iPhone/iPad app, when you use the Message function, we collect your email and your localisation (if you activated this function in your device). Your email is used to answer to you and will never be sold to any other company, and your localisation is only used to know where you sent the message from. In your messages, you could as well send pictures and videos. This file can only be seen by the person you want to send the message to. All these datas are only kept on our servers for less than a minute, just enough time to redirect your message to the right person.

Do we sell your personal informations?
We will NEVER sell them to any other company. We are totally against spam. The only exception is for sweepstakes: we could give your mail address to a partner company that will send you the gift. But we’ll always ask them to delete your datas as soon as the gift is sent.

Security
The personal informations that we keep for sweepstakes and casting calls are sent every hours to an offline secured server. Only two persons are accredited to access it.

Access to your personal information
Following the European law, you can ask a copy of your personal informations from our server, ask us to delete them, complete them, or modify them. To do so, please send a mail at contact[at]syredpictures.com. Demands are answered by one of the accredited persons within 48 hours.

Last update: 07/18/2014