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ABOUT Catalina Film Institute

Since 2011, the Catalina Film Institute has championed the growth of our young and establishing filmmakers’ IMAGINATION, EDUCATION and DESTINATION through year-round film workshops, grants, scholarships, film society screenings, industry educational panels, mentorships and inspiring events! We love film, the creative process, and the story-tellers that create thought-provoking film and new media. Just like our namesake Hollywood island, Catalina, our goal is to make sure our artists can also stand strong and resolute in the face of the film industry’s rough waters, but more importantly, appreciate all the beauty they’ve struggled with once those waters calm and the spotlight shines upon them.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

If you browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use (“Terms”), which together with our Privacy Policy govern Catalina Film Institute’s relationship with you in relation to this website (the “Site”) and any services that may be provided by or registered with Catalina Film Institute through the Site by you (“Services”). In these Terms, the terms “we” or “us” refer to Catalina Film Institute. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our website. By accessing and using this Site, and in consideration for the Services we provide to you, you agree to abide by these Terms. Please read them carefully. If you do not agree to these Terms and the Privacy Policy, do not use the Site or request or register for any Services. We reserve the right to modify or amend these Terms from time to time without notice. Your continued use of our Site or Services following the posting of changes to these Terms will mean you accept those changes.

Our Policy

The Privacy Policy sets forth our policy with respect to information, including personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”), that is collected from users of and/or visitors to the Services (including through those users’ and visitors’ agents) (“you” or “your”), including (i) registered users who are award applicants, event attendees, and peer-to-peer learning participants, (ii) users who want to view information about or submit their work samples or other materials and information to our award application system, and (iii) other non-award application users or visitors to the Services offered.

We take the privacy of your Personal Data and other information seriously. Because of that, we have created this Privacy Policy. Please read this Privacy Policy as it includes important information regarding your Personal Data and other information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by using the following email address: info@CatalinaFilm.org

Consent

By using the Services or allowing someone to use the Services on your behalf, you are consenting to our collection, use, disclosure, transfer and storage in accordance with this Privacy Policy of any Personal Data or other information received by us as a result of such use.

License and Restrictions to Use the Site and Services

Catalina Film Institute grants you a limited right to access, use and display the Site and Services and the materials thereon for your personal informational use only, provided that you comply fully with these Terms. You may not edit, create derivative works from, participate in the transfer or sale of, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, translate and reformat or in any way exploit the Site or Services or any portion thereof for any public or commercial use without the express written permission of Catalina Film Institute. In accessing the Catalina Film Institute website, you agree that you will access the contents solely for your own private use and not for any commercial or public use. You may not distribute, transmit, reproduce, republish, license rewrite, create derivative works from, “mirror”, “frame” transfer, sell any material contained on this Site or Services or otherwise make available to third parties this site or any downloadable files or other material available on this Site without the express prior consent of the copyright owner. None of the material contained on the Site or Services may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means, including without limitation, electronic, mechanical, photo reproduction, recordation or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Catalina Film Institute. Any images of artworks included in the Site or Services are provided for use only in the context of the Site or Services and subject to all of the limitations set forth herein. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Catalina Film Institute. You shall not interfere or attempt to interfere with the operation of the Site or Services in any way through any means, software, routine or device including, but not limited to, spamming, hacking, uploading computer viruses or malware, or the means expressly prohibited by any provision of these terms and conditions of use. You may not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our Site or Services or any content contained thereon or for any other purpose without our prior express written permission. You may not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Catalina Film Institute’s online infrastructure.

Ownership

This site is ©2020 Catalina Film Institute. Catalina Film Institute owns, controls, licenses or has the right to use and provide the Site and Services and all material on the Site and Services, including without limitation text, images, articles, photographs, illustrations, audio and video clips, (collectively the “Content”). The Site and Services are also protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. Catalina Film Institute is the owner of the copyright for the entire Site and Services. Catalina Film Institute owns the copyrights in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of the Site and Services. You agree to abide by any and all copyright notices, information or restrictions displayed on the Site and Services.

Your use of this site does not create any license or any other rights in Catalina Film Institute’s or any third party’s copyrights, trademarks or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights. All product names, logos, trademarks and service marks appearing on this site are the property of Catalina Film Institute or other third parties. Nothing in these terms of use shall be construed to grant you any right or license in any of these names, logos, trademarks or service marks without the prior written consent of the owner.

Links to Other Websites

The Site contains links to third party websites, resources and sponsors. Links to and from the Site or Services to third party sites do not constitute an endorsement by Catalina Film Institute or any of its subsidiaries and affiliates of any third party, its site, resources or contents. Catalina Film Institute cannot guarantee, represent or warrant that the content contained in these sites is true, accurate, lawful and/or inoffensive. Catalina Film Institute has no control over these sites or the content within them. Catalina Film Institute is not responsible for the availability or content of third party sites and will not be a party to, or in any way responsible for, any transaction concerning goods or services available from such third party sites. Catalina Film Institute does not warrant that any third party site will be free of viruses or will not adversely impact your computer. You should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator.

Catalina Film Institute’s Rights to Materials Provided by Users

Catalina Film Institute welcomes your comments regarding our Content and Services, including the Site. By sending emails, uploading digital files, inputting data, providing information, content or materials to Catalina Film Institute or engaging in any other form of communication (individually or collectively “Communications”) to or within the Site or Services, you allow Catalina Film Institute a worldwide, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, and adapt (including use for promotional purposes) such Communications in all media now known or hereafter developed. You waive all rights to any claim against Catalina Film Institute for any alleged or actual infringements of any proprietary rights, rights of privacy and publicity, moral rights, and rights of attribution in connection with such Communications. You agree and understand that Catalina Film Institute is under no obligations to use any material or ideas submitted by you in any Communications in any way whatsoever. Any or all Communications provided by you to the Site or Services may be included in a database owned by Catalina Film Institute and in which we have rights and interest, including but not limited to, copyright in the compilation or collection. We reserve the right to use any information or materials you provide to us or that we obtain through your use of the Site or Services to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Catalina Film Institute, its directors, officers, employees, licensors, content providers, sponsors, and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Site, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

This Site and all materials and information included in or available through this Site are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Catalina Film Institute makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the Site’s operation or the information, content or materials included on this site, including, without limitation, the content or materials found on any site linked to this Site or that the content of the Site is accurate, timely, reliable, correct or complete or that any defects or errors will be corrected. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, Catalina Film Institute hereby disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose or non-infringement of intellectual property. Further, Catalina Film Institute does not warrant that this site or the materials and information made available through it are free from computer viruses, malware or other harmful agents. Catalina Film Institute will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of or inability to use this Site. You expressly agree that you use this Site solely at your own risk.

Catalina Film Institute is not liable for any lost data resulting from the operation of our Site. We urge all users to maintain their own backup versions of any Communications or Contributions they provide for submission to the Site or Services.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CATALINA FILM INSTITUTE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, ACTUAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES ATTRIBUTABLE TO ANY LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF BUSINESS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROFITS, OR LOSS OF USE, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION ON THIS SITE (OR SITES LINKED TO THE SITE), EVEN IF CATALINA FILM INSTITUTE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN MAIL OR OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE OR INTERNET SERVICE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION.

Miscellaneous

If there is any conflict between these Terms of Use and rules and/or specific terms of use appearing on this Site relating to specific material then the latter shall prevail.

If any of these terms and conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms and conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction which that term or condition is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from this clause and the remaining terms and conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

These Terms and Conditions, and all matters relating to your use of this Site, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America and the State of California, without regard to choice of law principles. You agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the courts of Los Angeles, California and the United States Central District of California, in Los Angeles County, with respect to such matters.

IF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED IN FULL, YOU DO NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO ACCESS THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEBSITE AND THEREFORE SHOULD CEASE USING THIS WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY.

Last Updated 1/31/2020

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