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Terms & conditions


Users which have participated in one of the programmes organised by Documentary Campus e.V. (that is Masterschool, Crossing Borders, Campus Latino and MENA) and wishing to use all services provided by Documentary Campus e.V. under the Website (“Website”) have to register with Documentary Campus e.V. and to agree to the following General Terms and Conditions which are supplemented by the Terms and Conditions on Data Protection (in the following such Users are titled as “Members”).

The User enters into this agreement on the use of services with Documentary Campus e.V., St.-Pauls-Platz 5, 80336 Munich, Germany. Additional contact information, commercial registry data, as well as the name of the authorised representative of Documentary Campus e.V. can be found under Contact.

1. Subject Matter

1.1 The Website offers Members the following services: a) a knowledge platform (i.e. a guide and information source throughout the year for news, events, training, downloads, discussions) and b) a project and networking platform for presenting themselves and arranging business contacts between the Members (all platforms collectively “the Services”). Users not registered with Documentary Campus may visit the knowledge platform and the networking platform; they will neither be able to access all the information given in the networking platform nor will they be able to present themselves on the networking platform nor will they be able to become a member of a group.

1.2 Within the knowledge platform, Documentary Campus e.V. provides a wide range of information concerning the documentary film business (“Content”). Members are welcome to support the knowledge platform by providing interesting information and material to Documentary Campus e.V.. For this purpose they may e-mail a copy of the respective material/information to Documentary Campus e.V. thereby granting the respective rights in accordance to clause 5.1 of these General Terms and Conditions. Documentary Campus e.V. will review the material and decide at its own discretion whether the material/information shall be made available to the Members. In any case, the Member shall retain all ownership rights in their submissions.

1.3 Within the project and networking platform, Members may set up a User Profile providing contact details and may send messages to other Members. They may also upload information or material on their finished or upcoming film projects which they developed either at the Documentary Masterschool, Crossing Borders, Campus Latino or the MENA Programme. For this reason, they may email the respective material/information to Documentary Camous e.V. which will upload it for them. By doing this the Member grants the rights in accordance to clause 5.1 of these General Terms and Conditions. The information and material may be viewed by other Members as well as Users of the Website.

2. Conclusion of Contract and Membership

2.1 By completing the registration process, the User consents to enter into the agreement to use the Services. Documentary Campus e.V. accepts this offer by approving the account of the User and thereby activating the membership for the use of Services on the Website. The agreement takes effect with the aforementioned acceptance by Documentary Campus e.V..

2.2 The membership as well as the use of the Website is free of charge.

3. Intellectual Property Rights

3.1 Members may submit information and/or material (collectively “Material”) to Documentary Campus e.V. for the purposes of the provision of the Services. When a Member uploads or posts Material or emails this Material to Documentary e.V. for such purpose, he/she grants to Documentary Campus e.V. a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to make this Material available to other Users on the Website. The license granted in principle are perpetual and irrevocable. The above licenses granted for the Material uploaded by the Members in the project as well as the contact platform terminate when the Member requires Documentary Campus e.V. to remove or delete the Material from the Website as well as when the membership is terminated.

3.2 When a Member uploads or emails Material to Documentary Campus e.V. he guarantees that he has full power and authority to grant rights herein granted and that the use of the Material within the Services does not infringe upon any copyright, violate any property or personal rights (such as the right of privacy), or contain any libelous, obscene or unlawful matter. The Member shall hold harmless and indemnify Documentary Campus e.V. from and against any claim and liability, including any legal fees, made or deriving from any claim made by third parties asserting any right on the Material. Upon Documentary Campus e.V.’s request, the Member will substantiate acquisition or granting of rights by presenting the complete documents.

3.3 Each Member acknowledges that Documentary Campus e.V. owns all the intellectual property rights to the Website and that any reproduction, distribution or publication of any content is prohibited without the written consent of Documentary Campus e.V.. In order to get our consent you should email:

4. Members Obligations

4.1Each Member is obliged,

4.1.1.To comply with all applicable legislation and respect all third-party rights. In particular, the Member shall not

• Use, advertise or promote any pornographic materials or any contents that violate any applicable legislation for the protection of minors;
• unreasonably annoy (particularly with spam) any other Member (§7 of the German Unfair Competition Act);
• use, advertise, promote or offer without authorisation any contents protected by law (e.g. by copyright, trademark, patent, utility patent, or design patent laws).

4.1.2 To refrain from performing, advertising and promoting any form of structural distribution measures (such as multi-level marketing or multi-level network marketing).

4.2 Each Member is prohibited from circumventing, disabling or otherwise interfering with any security related features of the Website or features that (i) prevent or restrict use or copying of any Material or Documentary Campus e.V. content or (ii) enforce limitations on use of the Website or the content accessible on the Website.

5. Termination

5.1 The contract period is unlimited in time.

5.2 The Member may terminate the Membership at any time without cause. He may do so by (i) notifying Documentary Campus e.V. at any time. Documentary Campus e.V. shall then close his User Profile.

5.3 Documentary Campus e.V. may at any time, terminate a Membership.

6. Data Protection

Documentary Campus e.V. recognizes that any data provided by the Member to Documentary Campus e.V. is extremely important to the Member, and Documentary Campus e.V. shall therefore be particularly sensitive in handling such data. Documentary Campus e.V. shall comply with all applicable legal provisions regarding data protection. Details on Documentary Campus e.V.'s treatment of the Member`s data are set forth in the Terms and Conditions on Data Protection.

7. General Matters

7.1 Documentary Campus e.V. can also amend or modify these Terms at any time by notifying Members either by e-mail or on the Website unless an amendment is unreasonable. If the Member does not object to the applicability of the revised General Terms and Conditions within two weeks after receipt of said notice, the amended General Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to be accepted by the Member. Documentary Campus e.V. shall inform the Member about the Member`s right to object and of the relevance of the objection deadline in said notice.

7.2 These General Terms and Conditions and any amendments thereto must be in writing to be valid. The same applies for the cancelation of the written form requirement.

7.3 The Member may submit all notices to Documentary Campus e.V. using the contact form provided on the Website, or by letter or fax. Documentary Campus e.V. may send notices to the Member by e-mail or post to the addresses given in the Member’s current contact data in his user account as well as postings on the Website.

7.4 If any provision of these General Terms and Conditions is, for any reason, invalid and/or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. The parties agree to replace an invalid and/or unenforceable provision with a valid and/or enforceable provision which most closely approximates the intent and economic effect of the invalid and/or unenforceable provision. This also applies to contractual loopholes.

7.6 Place of jurisdiction, insofar as legally admissible, shall be Munich, Germany.

7.7 These General Terms and Conditions and the contractual relationship between Documentary Campus e.V. and Member shall be governed by German Law, excluding the provisions of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.