As between you and the Festivals, excluding your Submitted Materials (as defined below), CPH or its licensors own, solely and exclusively, all rights, title and interest in and to the Websites, including without limitation all the content (including, for example, audio, photographs, illustrations, graphics, other visuals, video, copy, text, software, titles and Shockwave files), code, data and materials thereon, the look and feel, design and organization of the Websites, and the compilation of the content, code, data and materials on the Websites, including but not limited to any copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, database rights, moral rights, sui generis rights and other intellectual property and proprietary rights therein. Your use of the Websites does not grant to you ownership of any content, code, data or materials you may access on or through the Websites.
If you provide us any feedback or suggestions regarding the Websites (“Feedback”), including without limitation ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques relating to the functionality or design of the Websites, you hereby assign to us all rights in the Feedback and agree that we shall have the right to use such Feedback and related information in any manner it deems appropriate. We will treat any Feedback you provide to us as non-confidential and non-proprietary. You agree that you will not submit to us any feedback that you consider to be confidential or proprietary.
Any commercial or promotional distribution, publishing or exploitation of the Websites is strictly prohibited unless you have received the express prior written permission from authorized personnel of the Festivals or the otherwise applicable rights holder. Other than as expressly allowed herein, you may not download, post, display, publish, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, modify, perform, broadcast, transfer, create derivative works from, sell or otherwise exploit the Websites. You further agree that you may not alter, edit, delete, remove, otherwise change the meaning or appearance of, or repurpose, any of the content, code, data, or other materials on or available through the Websites, including, without limitation, the alteration or removal of any trademarks, trade names, logos, service marks, or any other proprietary content or proprietary rights notices. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading any copyrighted material from or through the Websites. If you make other use of the Websites, except as otherwise provided above, you may violate copyright and other laws of the United States and/or other countries, as well as applicable state laws and may be subject to liability for such unauthorized use.
The trademarks, logos, service marks and trade names (collectively the “Marks”) displayed on the Websites or on content available through the Websites, are registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks of the Festivals and third parties. All Marks not owned by us that appear on the Websites or on or through the Websites’ services, if any, are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Websites should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any Mark displayed on the Websites without the written permission of us or the third party that may own the applicable Mark. You are not permitted to use these Marks without our prior written consent or the consent of such third party which may own the Marks. Your misuse of the Marks displayed on the Websites or on or through any of the Websites’ services is strictly prohibited.
Our competition is based on skill and skill alone. All entries are judged based on the merits of each individual work. The top scoring first round entries move on to a second round of judging. Top scoring second round entries move onto a final round of judging from which our grand prize winner and top two finalists are selected. Odds of winning grand prize are less than 1%. If you would like to request a fee waiver please do so via email. We only award prizes as stipulated for a given contest run: typically they come in the form of consultations with industry professionals for educational purposes with our grand prize winner receiving three, and top two finalists receiving one each and all other semi-finalists and quarter finalists only receiving recognition like in most other contests. No other prizes are stipulated or awarded.
You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of your Submitted Materials if you desire. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any inaccuracy or defect in any Submitted Materials.
Prohibited User Conduct.
You warrant and agree that, while using the Websites you shall not: (a) impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with any other person or entity; (b) insert your own or a third party’s advertising, branding or other promotional content into any of the Websites’ content, materials or services (for example, without limitation, in an RSS feed or a podcast received from us or otherwise through the Websites), or use, redistribute, republish or exploit such content or service for any further commercial or promotional purposes; or (c) attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems through the Websites. You shall not: (i) engage in spidering, “screen scraping,” “database scraping,” harvesting of e-mail addresses, wireless addresses or other contact or personal information, or any other automatic means of obtaining lists of users or other information from or through the Websites or the services offered on or through the Websites, including without limitation any information residing on any server or database connected to the Websites or the services offered on or through the Websites; (ii) obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to computer systems, materials or information through any means; (iii) use the Websites in any manner that may interrupt, damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Websites or its services, including without limitation, sending mass unsolicited messages or “flooding” servers with requests; (iv) use the Websites in violation of our or any third party’s intellectual property or other proprietary or legal rights; or (v) use the Websites in violation of any applicable law. You further agree that you shall not attempt (or encourage or support anyone else’s attempt) to circumvent, reverse engineer, decrypt, or otherwise alter or interfere with the Websites, or any content thereof, or make any unauthorized use thereof. You agree that you shall not use the Websites in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair them or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of them or any of their services. You shall not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made publicly available or provided for through the Websites
We may, from time to time, make messaging services, chat services, bulletin boards, message boards, comment sections, blogs, other forums and other such services available on or through the Websites. In addition to any other rules or regulations that we may post in connection with a particular service, you agree that you shall not upload, post, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish through the Websites any Submitted Materials which (i) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Websites, (ii) are fraudulent, unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit or indecent, (iii) constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law, (iv) violate, plagiarize or infringe the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade secret, confidentiality, contract, patent, rights of privacy or publicity or any other proprietary right, (v) contain a virus, spyware, or other harmful component, (vi) contain embedded links, advertising, chain letters or pyramid schemes of any kind, or (vii) constitute or contain false or misleading indications of origin, endorsement or statements of fact. You further agree not to impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, including anyone from our Festivals. You also may not offer to buy or sell any product or service on or through your Submitted Materials. You alone are responsible for the content and consequences of any of your activities.
Right to Monitor; Editorial Control.
Private or Sensitive Information on Public Forums.
It is important to remember that comments submitted to a forum may be recorded and stored in multiple places, both on our Websites and elsewhere on the Internet, which are likely to be accessible for a long time and you have no control over who will read them now or in the future. It is therefore important that you are careful and selective about the personal information that you disclose about yourself and others, and in particular, you should not disclose sensitive, embarrassing, proprietary or confidential information in your comments to our public forums.
Each Website user is solely responsible for any and all of its Submitted Materials. Because we do not control Submitted Materials, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any Submitted Materials and we make no guarantees regarding the accuracy, currency, suitability, or quality of any Submitted Materials, and we assume no responsibility for any Submitted Materials. Your interactions with other Website users are solely between you and such user. You agree that we will not be responsible for any loss or damage incurred as a result of such interactions. If there is a dispute between you and any Website user, we are under no obligation to become involved. You acknowledge that other users may post comments about your Submitted Materials which may be derogatory, and we have no obligation to monitor or delete any such Submitted Materials. You hereby release and forever discharge us (and our directors, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns) from, and herby waive and relinquish, each and every past, present and future dispute, claim, controversy, demand, right, obligation, liability, action and cause of action of every kind and nature (including personal injuries, death and property damage), that has arisen or arises directly or indirectly out of, or relates directly or indirectly to, any interactions with, or act or omission of, other Website users. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU HEREBY WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542 IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOREGOING, WHICH STATES: “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.”