Terms of Use


Updated 12/03/2008

Welcome to Haydenfilms.com®, owned and operated by Haydenfilms LLC. When you browse or access this site without qualification or limitation, you are accepting all of the terms and conditions posted below. All of the services and content made available through this site, are maintained by Haydenfilms LLC, secondary affiliates, or related entities. PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE BEFORE USING THE SERVICES ON OUR SITE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, PLEASE EXIT, AND DO NOT USE OUR SERVICES.

Agreements

By using this website, you are agreeing to all Terms of Use. You are agreeing not to post any information that is unlawful, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, or infringes upon any third party’s intellectual property. You are agreeing not to exchange software or information that may contain a virus, or other harmful content. You are agreeing not to restrict any members from using the services on this site, and you may not exchange or electronically transmit anything that you download from this site. The unauthorized use of information such as, but is not limited to, images, content, audio and video, and proprietary logos, may violate trademark laws, copyright laws, privacy laws, and state and federal laws. By using this site you are agreeing to abide by all of the rules and regulations. You may not use this site for any unlawful purpose. Any sentences containing the words, "our" "we," or "us," are referring to Haydenfilms LLC and its affiliates.

Ownership

This site is owned and operated by Haydenfilms LLC, a company that has agreements with partners, advertisers, and licensors. The United States Trademark, Copyright Laws, and other applicable laws protect the content on this site, and is the property of Haydenfilms LLC. All logos, patents, trademarks, screenplays, artwork, and titles are under the protection of proprietary laws. By using our site, you will not gain ownership of trademarks from either Haydenfilms LLC, or the trademarks of any of our affiliates. If you do not agree with any portion of our Terms of Use, refrain from using our site.

Haydenfilms LLC is allowing you to access our Online Film Festival through the convenience of your computer. Although you retain ownership of your computer, you gain no ownership of the contents viewed, transmitted, or downloaded from our site.

Haydenfilms LLC is the sole owner of the personally identifiable information that our members entrust in our company. Information such as your name, password, and email address will remain confidential. However, the information posted on our Production Board and Crew Database features, is accessible to all Haydenfilms.com® members. We are not responsible for any damages that may occur through any misuse of this information. Haydenfilms LLC has the right to share all of the non-personally identifiable information that we own, with current or future partners and other affiliates, solely by means of strengthening our marketing techniques.

You must have all of your music, and all other materials cleared and have signed releases from all talent and copyright holders in order for us to display your film through the Haydenfilms Online Film Festival. The Online Film Festival is void outside of the Eligibility Area and where prohibited by law. Haydenfilms LLC may compose a compilation DVD of all entries, and any future agreements regarding distribution of individual films are at the mutual option of Haydenfilms LLC/Partners and the copyrighted owner/s of the individual films.

Finalist Permissions

By participating in this Festival, finalists agree that during the Online Festival Voting Period, Haydenfilms LLC and its partners, advertisers, and licensors engaged to implement this Online Festival are authorized to display the films on the Haydenfilms LLC site in conjunction with the Online Festival. Finalists also agree that Co-Sponsors, with the expressed written permission of Haydenfilms LLC, are authorized to display the films on websites owned or operated by or on behalf of any Co-Sponsors during the Online Festival Period.

By participating in this Online Film Festival, finalists grant permission to Haydenfilms LLC and their sponsors to use their names, likenesses, photographs, voices, sounds and/or biographical information, and films in connection with the Festival and for any and all advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes relating to the Online Film Festival without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.

As a condition of becoming a Finalist, each Finalist will be required to sign a Release Agreement Form granting Haydenfilms LLC the right to display their film, in whole or in part, on the Haydenfilms LLC website and/or on any other websites owned or operated by or on behalf of Haydenfilms LLC or any of its related or affiliated companies for a period of twelve (12) calendar months following the end of the Festival Period; the right to use their film to create trailers, either for individual films or as a collection of films; and/or the right, if his/her film is selected as the Grand Prize winner or one of the top three (3) finalists, to display the film on any website owned or operated by or on behalf of Haydenfilms LLC for a period of one (1) calendar year following completion of the Online Film Festival period. Apart from displaying the Finalist films online, Haydenfilms LLC has no further obligation to display the films in any other manner, or at any other location. Copyright to Finalist films will remain the intellectual property of the participant finalist of the Online Film Festival.

Forums

All Haydenfilms Members are encouraged and welcomed to submit and post messages through our Screaming Room and other areas. Haydenfilms LLC will not filter the information that is transmitted through our Screaming Room. We will review the information posted on a weekly basis, and we reserve all rights to delete any threads, at any time, for any reason. When using our Screaming Room, you are agreeing that the subject matters under discussion are in relation to the purpose of the services provided on our site. Haydenfilms LLC holds no liability if it has been determined that your message has been restricted. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO POST ANY INFORMATION OR OPERATE THIS SITE.

Billing

Haydenfilms.com® uses outside agents to handle billing procedures. We are not liable for any damages that may take place during the ordering process. Your personally identifiable information will remain confidential through Secured Socket Layer Technology, and if a problem occurs during these procedures, our agents have the right to contact you directly. After ordering a product, or service through our partners or us, legal action will result upon refusal of payments. Although the non-aggregate information you submit to Haydenfilms LLC stays confidential, we advise you to read the privacy policies and terms of use from our partners’ sites before ordering a product.

Links

This site includes links that navigate to websites belonging to our partners, affiliates, and advertisers. These links are available to you, through us, for your convenience. Haydenfilms LLC does not endorse or approve of any of the services or contents made available to you, through these sites. Our members and visitors are advised to review the terms of use and privacy policies, before using any sites linked from Haydenfilms.com®. Accessing these sites is done solely at your own risk.

Privacy policy

The protection of your personal information is a priority of Haydenfilms LCC, a company that is committed to our users’ privacy. To review the uses of this information in its entirety, please thoroughly comprehend our Privacy Policy.

Communications

You are in agreement with Haydenfilms LLC that your actions on our site, without limitation to, the submission of messages or materials, will not create any criminal offenses. Such offenses that cause Haydenfilms to lose any suppliers or partners (with given rise to civil liability for Haydenfilms LLC, local, state, or national laws) are unlawful. You are in agreement that your activities on the site will not infringe upon the material that Haydenfilms LLC owns, and operates, and you will not transmit any information that Haydenfilms LLC considers as being disruptive, threatening, sexually explicit, obscene, or hateful.

You are in agreement that claiming the identity or portraying the identity of another person, or inaccurately depicting your relationship with a person, is unlawful. If your messages contain any viruses, or other components that may damage the usual flow of communication, you are in violation of agreements to Haydenfilms LLC. Your messages transmitted may not invade the privacy of any other parties, or invade publicity rights.

Disclaimers

All information and services provided on this site are available without warranties, either expressed or implied. We do not warrant that downloads from our site will be error-free, free of viruses, harmful components, or that they will be uninterrupted. Haydenfilms LLC holds you responsible for obtaining the correct software to access our site, and we are not responsible for any costs relating to this. The use of our services is at your own risk.

Infringement, Copyright, and Trademark Claims and Procedures
By using our site, you agree that you do not have the right to infringe upon the property of Haydenfilms LLC, by modification, solicitation, editing, publishing, broadcasting, or by any other means. If you have credible evidence that an idea is infringed and displayed through our Film Festival and you are the rightful owner, or given the authorization to act on their behalf, please e-mail us with the following information and legal steps will be carried through:

  1. Your Name and home telephone number, so we can contact you.
  2. The exact location of the existing copyright, or trademark (URL, or name of book, movie or magazine) as well as enough supporting details to locate the information easily.
  3. Include a description of the material or idea.
  4. Express your credibility that the use of the work, title, or idea, is unauthorized by the rightful owner of the existing copyright, or trademark, and the work is in violation of copyright, and trademark laws.
  5. Include the owner of the material’s signature (electronic or physical), on the proper copyright or trademark documents. By penalty of perjury, by sending this e-mail, you are agreeing that the information included is correct, and credible.

Limitation of Liabilities

Haydenfilms LLC does not warrant that the services and functions on this site are free from error. We do not warrant the materials posted on our site for accuracy, reliability, or the correctness of our content. By operating this site, it is done so at your sole risk.

Neither Haydenfilms LLC, nor any of our affiliates will be held accountable for any damages, not limited to, incidental, consequential, direct, carelessness, special, or punitive. We will not be held responsible for any damages that result in the use of our site. These damages include, without limitation to, downloading and transmitting information, navigation of a website linked to ours, any viruses that may be obtained in any way, any lost revenue or profit, business interference, or the losses of computer information.

Indemnification

You are in agreement that you will indemnify, and that you will be held responsible for all legal costs that may arise in the result of the violation of any agreements with Haydenfilms LLC. You agree that you will not hold Haydenfilms LLC or our partners liable to any damages, claims, costs, or expenses that may arise resulting from any infringement allegations, or from navigating our site.

Miscellaneous

All headings, titles, and captions in this agreement are only for your personal conveniences, and do not thoroughly describe the information in the paragraphs. Haydenfilms LLC has constructed these terms to coincide with the laws of the state of Pennsylvania, without offering any outcome to any standards or conflicts of law. If any of our Terms are deemed void, unlawful, or unable to be enforced, they will not affect the validity and enforceability of all other remaining Terms of Use.

Any action arising out of these terms, will be filed in Federal or State Courts, Courts of the County of Berks, Pennsylvania, and submitted for jurisdiction, for the intent of disputing any such actions. The use of this site symbolizes your agreement to all of the Terms of Use that Haydenfilms LLC has provided for you. We advise you to carefully read each statement, and we advise that if you are unclear on any topic, to first contact us before using our services.

Termination

Haydenfilms LLC reserves the right to terminate your access to our site, at our discretion, with, or without any forewarning.