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Effective October 3, 2022

Terms of Use for videoconsortium.org

Welcome to the videoconsortium.org website (the “Website”), operated by the Video Consortium, Inc. (“Video Consortium” or “VC” or “we” or “us”). We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports and connects the world’s nonfiction filmmakers and video journalists to tell bold stories that catalyze positive change.

By accessing the Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Privacy Policy
We value and respect your privacy. If you use the Website, you agree that your activities are covered by our Privacy Policy.

Use of Publications, Trademarks, and Logos
We provide information and resources on nonfiction filmmaking and visual journalism, including interviews, articles, press releases, photographs, document templates, professional development strategies, workshops, events, video recordings, case studies, reports, newsletters, video broadcasts, e-newsletters, quarterly updates, corporate and community partners, etcetera (collectively, “Publications”). Unless otherwise expressly stated, all content provided on the Website is intellectual property that belongs to us.

You are permitted to download information from the Website for your own personal informational use. You may also copy, distribute, adapt, and transmit content from this Website solely for not- for-profit or educational purposes, provided that the use contains the following attribution: [“Reproduced with permission of the Video Consortium”] You may not suggest any other relationship, endorsement or affiliation with us unless you obtain express written permission.

For any other use, you must obtain express written permission from us.

You may not use or duplicate any Video Consortium logos or trademarks without express written permission from us.

To request permission for use of copyrighted material, trademarks, or logos, send an email to info@videoconsortium.org.

Links to Other Websites
Links on the Website that lead to outside services and resources are provided for convenience only. We do not control the accuracy or availability of the those outside services and resources. We do not endorse those organizations or the information provided by other organizations. Any concerns regarding any such service or resource, or any link, should be directed to the particular service or resource.

User Conduct

You agree that you will not use the Website in any way that violates applicable federal, state, local or international law, or for any unlawful purpose. You will not post on the Website any materials that are inappropriate or violate the intellectual property rights of others.

You hereby represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights in and to all content and information you provide. You remain solely responsible for such content and any material or information submitted to the Website.

The Video Consortium reserves the right to terminate your access to and use of the Website if, in its sole discretion, your conduct violates any of the following prohibitions:

  1. You may not attempt to harm, disrupt, or otherwise engage in activity that diminishes the Website or the Video Consortium’s computer systems and network.
  2. You may not attempt to interfere with any other person’s or organization’s use of the Website.
  3. You may not misrepresent your identity or impersonate any person.
  4. You may not attempt to gain access to any account, computers or networks related to the Website without authorization.
  5. You may not use the Website to submit any material protected by intellectual property laws unless you own or control the rights to such material or have received all necessary consents.
  6. You may not attempt to modify, translate, adapt, edit, copy, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software used or provided by the Video Consortium in connection with the Website.


Third Party Content

We respect copyright and trademark laws. Third-party material may appear on our Website, and those creators retain all rights to their works, except where noted.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Video Consortium expressly prohibits the use of the Website for the illegal transmission of copyrighted material, and will respond if notified by content owners to prevent copyrighted material from being transmitted via the website.

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us the written information specified below:

  1. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
  3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located;
  4. Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  5. 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;
  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

For these purposes, the Video Consortium can be reached at info@videoconsortium.org, or at:

The Video Consortium, Inc.
487 E Main St, STE 150
Mount Kisco NY 10549

Consent to Communications

By providing personal and contact information in registering to use the Website, you understand that the Video Consortium may send you e-mail communications or data regarding your use of the Website, violations of such use, and/or promotional information and materials. To the extent such communication concerns an offer or solicitation by the Video Consortium, it will provide opt-out instructions. The Video Consortium reserves the right to communicate by e-mail or otherwise, with you or your representative. The Video Consortium shall protect all personal information provided in accordance with its Privacy Policy.

No Guarantees

Though we strive to keep the information available on the Website current and accurate, errors can and do occur. We provide the information on the Website with no representations or guarantees of accuracy, completeness, or timeliness. The Video Consortium will not be liable to you or any other person for any damages that result from the use or inability to use the Website, or as a result of any content, information, services, or resources made available through the Website.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless each of us, our affiliates, officers, directors, employees and volunteers from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to, arising out of, or related to your use of this Website, the violation of these Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

About These Terms – General Provisions

If we do not immediately take action to address a violation of these Terms of Use, we are not waiving our rights to take action in the future. If any particular provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable, that provision will be severable and will not affect any of the other provisions.

This Website is owned and operated by us from our offices in New York. Your use of the Website, and any related legal action, will be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflict of laws principles. The sole jurisdiction for any litigation arising out of your use of or inquiries to the Website will be an appropriate federal or state court located in Westchester County, New York, United States.

Changes to the Terms of Use

We reserve the right to make changes to any information or services on the Website, including these Terms of Use, without notice to you. The most current Terms of Use will be posted here on the Website and will be effective upon posting. The Effective Date will be posted with the most current Terms of Use. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of these Terms of Use.