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Terms & Conditions

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Terms and Conditions for IndieReign.com

Access to, and use of, the IndieReign site is provided subject to the following terms and conditions. We would ask that you please read these terms and conditions carefully as your use of the site and IndieReign services constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions, do not use the site or services.

IndieReign may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these terms and conditions at any time by updating this web page. You are bound by any such modification or revision and should visit this page periodically to review the terms. Your continued use of the services represents your agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions as amended.

1. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER.

YOU AGREE THAT Your use of this Website and Service is at your sole risk. IndieReign provides the services on this websites on an "as is" and "as available" basis.

INDIEREIGN MAKES NO EXPRESS REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THE SERVICES, PLAYER, DISTRIBUTION TOOLS, OR ANY ACTIVITIES OR ITEMS RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, Without limiting the foregoing, IndieReign and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders do not represent or warrant that (i) the IndieReign websites and services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, (ii) the defects in the IndieReign websites and services will be corrected, (iii) the IndieReign Technology or the servers that operate the IndieReign websites and services are free of viruses or other harmful components, (iv) the data, results and information within the IndieReign websites and services will be correct, accurate, adequate, useful, reliable or otherwise, (v) the IndieReign websites and services will meet your needs, requirements or expectations; and (vi) that it's not IndieReign's responsibility to ensure the user has complied with the relevant labelling and classification requirements within any given country they choose to sell their film into, as it's the sole responsibility of the uploader of the film to provide corresponding warranties and indemnities.

2. INDEMNITY

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless IndieReign, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the IndieReign Website; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the IndieReign Website; (v) your violation of any countries labelling and classification requirements.

3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & USER SUBMITTED CONTENT

You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: you own or have the necessary classifications, labelling, licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize IndieReign to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Service.

You acknowledge that IndieReign owns all the intellectual property rights to the Website and that any reproduction, distribution or publication of any content is prohibited without the express written consent of IndieReign.

You retain all Ownership rights over the material you provide to the IndieReign Site and Service.

However, by creating your Account and Profile and Uploading Video and Content to the public areas of IndieReign referred to as to as " User Submitted Content.", you hereby grant IndieReign a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submitted Content in connection with the IndieReign Website and IndieReign's (and its successors' and affiliates') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the IndieReign Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the IndieReign Website a non-exclusive license to access your User Submitted Content through the Website, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Video and content as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under these Terms of Service. The above licenses granted by you in User Submitted Content terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your User Videos from the IndieReign Service. You understand and agree, however, that IndieReign may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of User Submitted Content that have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you in User Submitted Content are perpetual and irrevocable.

IndieReign will not include or overlay advertising in any of your footage unless you have expressly granted us rights to do so. IndieReign disclaims any liability in connection with the ownership rights in User Submitted Content and you hereby expressly release IndieReign from any and all liability, in connection with ownership of User Content, and expressly waive any claim, demand, contention or suit against IndieReign in connection with disputes over ownership rights in User Submitted Content. IndieReign will remove all User Submitted Content if properly notified that such User Submitted Content infringes on another's intellectual property rights. IndieReign reserves the right to remove User Submitted Content without prior notice.

In connection with User Submitted Content, you further agree that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant IndieReign all of the license rights granted herein. If you believe your copyrighted content is being infringed upon email our dedicated email address [email protected].

4. CLASSIFICATIONS

By uploading a film, you take all responsibility in complying with the relevant labelling and classification requirements within each country you choose to sell your film in using IndieReign's tools, and must be able to provide all corresponding warranties and indemnities to this fact if required.

You must also choose the appropriate restricted rating for your film as stipulated by that countries labelling and classification rules, of which IndieReign provides the tools to do so, and thus confirm that IndieReign holds no responsibility if users under the legally required age view the film.

If these stipulations are not followed by the uploader, or we discover the film does not comply with the law in the said country or countries, including films that do not have or display a label in accordance with the rules, or have been classified as objectionable, then IndieReign has the right to remove the offending film.

5. OBJECTIONAL MATERIAL

Pornography is not permitted to be uploaded and is deemed Objectional Material. Uploading files involving child exploitation is strictly forbidden and users involved in such file uploads will be permanently removed from the site as well as being reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Cybertipline.

6. PURCHASING VIDEO CONTENT

IndieReign provides a service that allows Individuals, Companies, Businesses, Agencies and any other Organisation or Groups referred to as Customers to purchase Video Content. This service is meant to be a positive one for both the Customer and the Video Content Creator culminating in satisfying both parties.

IndieReign may not always be able to deliver Customers and sales to the Video Creator. While we seek to enlist only the highest quality Video Content Creators, we do not guarantee the quality or the credentials of the Video Content Creator who offer their videos. As IndieReign is a conduit for matching Customers with Videos, we are not responsible for any transaction that may occur between you and/or your company and a IndieReign participating Video Content Creator. IndieReign does not guarantee the quality, safety or legality of the information provided or the products and services sold. You should exercise as much caution as you would typically exercise with any purchase or sale of products or services.

Should you have a dispute with any Video Content Creator or Customer, you must address such dispute with the Video Content Creator or Custoemr directly. You hereby agree to release IndieReign (and our employees, contractors and agents) from any and all damages or claims (including consequential and incidental damages, loss of profits or business) arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes and your transactions with Content Creators or Customers.

7. YOUR USE OF INDIEREIGN DISTRIBUTION SERVICES

IndieReign enables you to initiate transactions for the purchase and sale of Video content. However, IndieReign is not the supplier of content, nor is it a third party to any transactions involving such products or services. IndieReign facilitates the purchase of Video Content from participating Video Content Creators.

It is agreed that your use of IndieReign Player and tools is for purchasing or selling purposes and not for any other purpose including advertising or competitive intelligence. You acknowledge that IndieReign screens your Video and has the right (but not the obligation) in our sole discretion to deny any Video that is in violation of these terms and conditions. If it is determined or suspected by IndieReign in its sole discretion that you are misusing or attempting to misuse or circumvent the IndieReign services or system, or are using or attempting to use it for any inappropriate purposes, including but not limited to activities such as hacking, fraud, advertising, or spamming, IndieReign reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to immediately terminate your access without notice and to commence legal actions or proceedings to seek remedies and/or damages, including but not limited to lost revenue, repairs, legal fees, costs and expenses, and to seek injunctions or other equitable remedies.

8. FEES

IndieReign do not charge any fees for using the site or tools. Video Content Creators agree to pay IndieReign a success fee of 30percent on successful sale of a Video. Video Content Creators grant IndieReign permission to deduct their fee at the time of transaction. Video Content Creators are responsible for any transaction fees charged by PayPal. IndieReign has no control over this fee and Video Content Creators agree this is a third party fee outside of IndieReign's control. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and IndieReign as a result of this Agreement or use of this Web site. This Agreement is governed by the laws New Zealand. All our services are provided in New Zealand and under New Zealand law. You may take legal action against us only in a New Zealand court. This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and IndieReign with respect to this site, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between you and IndieReign with respect to this site.

9. TRAILER POLICY

1: Always take into consideration that if you want to get your trailer into cinemas, especially in the US, the MPAA has a limit of two minutes and thirty seconds for theatrically released trailers. There's no limit for screening online or being advertised on DVD/Blu-ray's, but for independent filmmakers, you can't afford to create multiple trailers. So stick to that time limit as a good rule of thumb.

2: To get an MPAA Green Band, which is that green screen you'll see at the start of a trailer, means it has been deemed appropriate for 'all audiences', or at the very least appropriate for viewers of the film that 'accompanies this feature'. So limit or take out all, foul language, sexual content, drug use, violence, or any other objectionable imagery, otherwise you'll be slapped with the Red Band, which means it can only play in front of R Rated films.

IndieReign follows the exact same ideology when it comes to trailer content, and if your trailer wouldn't get a Green Band in the US, than most likely the IndieReign moderators will block it from being used to advertise your film. A well-crafted Green Band trailer, for any genre, can still be made for an R Rated film, without taking anything away from its marketing potential.

10. CONTENT POLICY

As independent film advocates, IndieReign supports freedom of expression when it comes to quality cinema, even when it may be seen as pushing the boundaries, because nothing in life is Black & White, and the same goes for the content of the cinematic art form.

Wait for it...but, there still needs to be boundaries about what is considered appropriate content on IndieReign, and even in the context of our very own rating system, there needs to be limits put in place. Defining these limits can be difficult, as artistic expression and its context needs to be taken into consideration, and that's why each case will be dealt with on its merits.

As a guide though, any content that is deemed pornographic, hate speech, exploitation of children, extreme violence, and affronts to human decency, will most likely see your film banned from IndieReign. Any feedback from the content owner will be taken into account if a challenge on our decision is put forward.

Note: Some countries have strict laws and polices on ratings for video or film content, be it theatrically, DVD/Blu-ray, or digitally, so regardless of the rating your film may have in your native country, it may not be allowed to sell digitally in some countries until it has an official rating from them. For further information about this, and how to get your film rated in other regions, please contact us directly for help.