ShortsU.com Terms of Service
The Terms of Service referred to as "Terms," govern your use and access to all services provided by ShortsU.com and ShortU.com LLC, referred to as "ShortsU," including all services on the website, mobile applications, and any content including videos, text and comments, graphics, photos and any and all uploaded or downloaded material, referred to as "Content." "User" refers to any and all persons either uploading, posting, or viewing Content.
1. Your Acceptance:
Any change in policies will be posted and you are responsible to review these changes and will continue to abide by any revisions and/or modifications.
ShortsU.com LLC and its owner, employees and agents are not responsible or liable for any and all Content that Users post on the ShortU.com web portal and any and all auxiliary applications. All Users are responsible for either owning copyrights or hold written permission for all copyrighted material. This includes all images, scripts, text, software, graphics, photos, and audio combinations including sounds, music and audio effects. Users are solely responsible to possess and provide proof of permission and ownership. Users absolve ShortsU.com LLC from any and all responsibility for knowledge or proof of ownership.
By submitting to ShortsU, you hereby grant ShortsU.com LLC a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Terms, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Content in any media formats and through any media channels. The above agreement extends to any User comments and supplemental material.
The Terms also include any Content link to third party websites and material. By using Terms you expressly relinquish ShortsU from any and all liability from any copyright infringement or from any and all liability that arising from your use of third-party websites and material.
In other words, if you don't own it or have written permission to use it, don't include it in your Content. You agree ShortsU.com will not be responsible for any and all blowback. We highly suggest you be aware of the terms and policies of any and all websites that you visit and might think to include for Content.
3. ShortsU.com Accounts
All filmmakers require a .edu email address when first creating an account. When creating an account Users agree to provide all and accurate information. You, the User, are solely responsible for the Content and activity that occurs on your account. You, the User, may not use another ShortsU account without direct permission from the named account holder. It is strongly suggested that you keep your account password secure. You, the User, are also responsible to report any breaches in security and any unauthorized use of your account, immediately. You, the User, are liable for any and all losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account or any other accounts effected by the security breach and unauthorized usage.
Again. Keep your password private and secure.
4. Use of Service:
ShortsU grants you, the User, permission to access and use the portal:
You, the User, agree not to alter or modify any part of the ShortsU site or Terms.
ShortsU is to be used solely for showcasing your work. No sales, advertising or services will be offered through a ShortsU account without direct written permission from ShortsU.com LLC. Material uploaded to ShortsU will not contain any sales, services or advertising for a third party vendor.
By clicking upload, you permit ShortsU to host your video through Vimeo. The video will be hidden from Vimeo.com. Vimeo.com is a separate entity, ShortsU is not responsible if it is deleted from Vimeo.com.
5. Content Usage:
Content, Terms, trademarks, service marks and logos of ShortsU.com and all auxiliary usages are owned by ShortsU.com LLC, and are subject to intellectual property and copyright laws and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for any improper representation or usage. The owners and operators of ShortsU.com LLC will determine improper usage.
You, the User, agree to respect all security related features on ShortsU, and not disable, disturb, or circumvent that which might prove to change the Terms and Content in any way.
You, the User, are responsible for all Content uploaded to your account including any material considered a conflict of accuracy, objectionable content, content deemed offensive, indecent or inaccurate. You, the User, hereby waive any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against ShortsU.com LLC with respect thereto, and to the extent permitted by applicable law, agree to indemnify and hold harmless ShortsU.com LLC, its owners, staff, affiliates, licensors, and licensees to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of Terms.
You, the User, agree not to launch or use any automated systems, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," "offline readers" or any other current or future technologies that interferes or accesses ShortsU in any way or manner.
You, the User, are solely responsible for any and all comments you post or that is posted to any and all of the site Content. You, the User, absolve ShortsU.com LLC from any material considered a conflict of accuracy, objectionable content, content deemed offensive, indecent or inaccurate. You hereby waive any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against ShortsU.com LLC with respect thereto, and to the extent permitted by applicable law, agree to indemnify and hold harmless ShortsU.com LLC, its owners, staff, affiliates, licensors, and licensees to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of Terms.
The User retains all ownership rights of uploaded Content on their personal accounts. The User is free to upload their projects to any other site of their choosing, and is free to link their pages to other sites to promote their work.
6. Code of Conduct:
For clarity, since you retain all of your ownership rights to your Content, you may remove your content at any time of your choosing. If ShortsU finds that your work is in copyright infringement, ShortsU has the right to immediate removal.
ShortsU encourages artistic freedom, but holds the right to remove any material that ShortsU deems unsuitable for a collegiate web portal. We regard extreme violence, graphic sexuality, pornography, obscenity, trolling and hate speech inappropriate for the ShortsU mission, named "Decency Clause." ShortsU owners and staff reserve the rights to be the sole and final arbitrator of all Content submitted to the site. This includes all uploaded material, discussion and comments.
ShortsU holds the right to ban the access to an account holder who is determined to continually infringe on copyright laws and unloads unsuitable material in the Decency Clause. ShortsU reserves the right to terminate a user's account without prior notification for any violation of the decency clause or any other violation of the terms.
ShortsU encourages meaningful dialogue and comments about the projects and account holders at all times. Healthy critique is supported and encouraged. Any comments designed to denigrate either the project or the artist will be removed. ShortsU reserves all rights in arbitrating any questionable material.
You, the User, understand that in using ShortsU, you may be exposed to Content that you personally might find offensive or objectionable. ShortsU is the sole arbitrator of the appropriateness of Content and the decision for removal rest exclusively with ShortsU.
7. Digital Millennium Copyright Act:
If you, as a copyright owner or agent thereof, believes that any Content has infringed upon your copyright property, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, "DMCA." The above links will direct you to the particulars of the act.
A physical or electronic signature of the owner of the copyright or the agent to the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed is needed to continue. The owner or agent must identify any and all work suspected of infringement must be sent in a single notification to ShortsU.
If you feel your copyright has been infringed, you must present your name, address (PO boxes excluded), telephone number, and email address and the alleged infringement, along with clear proof of copyright ownership, to ShortsU. ShortsU reserves all rights in deciding the removal of disputed material.
8. Warranty Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
You, the User, agree that using any and all services provided by ShortsU is solely at your own risk. ShortsU.com LLC and its directors, officers, employees and agents are not responsible or assume no liability of any kind including direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from any; (I) errors, mistakes, misrepresentations, or inaccuracies of Content; (II) property damage, personal injury, or injury of any nature resulting from your access to ShortsU and the use of our services, any contact you make with any other user or visitor to the site and absolve ShortsU from any and all legal action regarding such contact; (III) all legal action regarding any and all copyright infringement; (IV) interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our service including any unauthorized information and/or financial information stored therein, any internet viruses, bugs, Trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through our service by a third party; (V) loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of using the service to any Content posted.
You, the User, acknowledge that ShortsU does not endorse, guarantee or assume any responsibility for any and all products or services advertised, offered or recommended by a third party or hyperlinked, or featured in a banner or other advertising.
You, the User, acknowledge that ShortsU is not liable or responsible for monitoring any transaction between users of the service and any third-party provider.
You, the User, acknowledge that ShortsU is not liable or responsible for any content deemed defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the forgoing rests entirely with the User.
As with everything on the internet, ShortsU encourages you to use the utmost caution with any personal information you provide, and extreme caution with any contact you make.
ShortsU.com LLC is controlled and operated from its facilities in the United States of American. ShortsU is not available for use in other locations. Anyone who might access ShortsU from other jurisdictions proceeds at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with any and all local laws.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, the User agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless ShortsU.com LLC, it's 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) any user violation of any terms listed in the ShortsU.com Terms of Service, (II) the User access to any and all Content, (III) violation of any third party rights, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right, or (IV) any claim that your Content caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and User use of ShortsU.
You, the User, agree to accept all notifications sent through the ShortsU portal from ShortsU and their affiliates.
10. Ability to Accept Terms of Service
You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties set forth in the ShortsU.com Terms of Service. ShortsU is a web portal directed toward the college aged and above audience. Some material may not be appropriate for those under 18. If you are a minor, it is strongly suggested that you watch any and all material with parental guidance.