Terms of use

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. When these terms apply
  3. Terms for using our services and content
  4. Copyright
  5. Website Membership
  6. Data Protection
  7. Cookies
  8. Disclaimer and Liability
  9. Security Statement
  10. Miscellaneous
  11. Breach
  12. Contact Us

1. Introduction

The Pact Growth Accelerator website (https://pactgrowth.tv) is a solution provided and owned by Pact, the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television, (the Website) and these are our terms of use. These terms of use explain the rules for using the Website and the services provided on it. These terms of use also inform you about your rights and responsibilities.

We advise you to read these terms before using our Website and before submitting any data to us. These terms of use should be read and understood in conjunction with our Privacy and Cookies Policy. Together they constitute the framework in which we process data, maintain our Website and provide our services to you.

Please check regularly for updates and latest versions. We will make updates to these terms if we provide a new service or need to comply with new legal requirements.

2. When these terms apply

2.1 These terms apply whenever you use the Website. These terms of use, along with our Privacy and Cookie Policy, govern our relationship with you in regard to the Website, and is the basis on which we provide you with our services. These terms of use detail our commitments to you and what commitments you make to us when using our Website. When using our site, you are also agreeing to our Privacy and Cookies Policy.

2.2 If you don’t adhere to all these terms, please do not use our Website. If you use it without adhering to the terms set out in this document, we reserve our right to suspend or terminate your use of services and your account or take any other action we deem appropriate based on your failure to observe these terms of uses.

3. Terms for using our services and content

3.1 Content of site: The content, information and any copyright material on the Website is for your general information and use only. We reserve the right to change the information on this page for any reason, at any time without notice and without any liability to you. We also reserve the right to update or change information in regard to events, in articles, in guidelines and any content on our Website without any liability to you.

We do not give any warranty or guarantee to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of information available on the Website. By using the Website, you acknowledge that the Website may contain inaccuracies and errors.

3.2 What are Content and Services? When we say content and services, we refer to anything offered on the Website or any section of our website; Any text, audio, video, software, images, any technical information from meta data and open source and anything made by people using our services or user generated content; Any information about events, or text and articles we publish on the Website; Any documents, guidelines, agreements and similar content downloadable on the Website.

If you use services provided by someone else (third parties) they will have their own terms that govern the use of those services.

3.3 Third parties: The Website may contain hyperlinks to and/or via third party websites. These links are provided for your convenience, and to provide you with further information. We provide no guarantee or warranty that the content of the third-party pages is correct or accurate. The link does not in any way indicate or imply, that Pact endorses or is affiliated with those websites, their owners, or the content and views expressed on them. The links do not in any way imply that the owner or the content of the website represent the views or opinions of Pact nor that they are recommended by us.

Pact will not be held responsible and/ or liable for any loss or damage, indirectly or consequently, that should arise from your use of hyperlinks and the usage of the third party websites. This is solely and strictly at your own risk. We advise you to read the privacy policy, the terms of use and the cookie policy of each new website you visit and use.

Pact will not be held responsible or liable for any information the third-party pages store and process about you. Pact has no control over the third-party websites. Please see our Privacy and Cookies Policy for how we process data from third parties.

If you create a link to the Website from another website, or use any of the Website’s content, our trademarks, copyright material, logos or information, we reserve the right to object to this use and require the withdrawal of such a link and of such material. Please see additional information regarding copyright under Section 4 of these Terms of use.

3.4 Things you cannot do with this Website:

When using information from the Website or associated social media platforms, you should not:

  • use or share information to cause harm or offence, insult, mislead, discriminate or defame, promote pornography, tobacco or weapons, put children at risk, commit any illegal act such as using hate speech, inciting terrorism or breach privacy law, nor anything that could bring Pact or its employees and representatives into disrepute.
  • imply or say that Pact endorses, promotes, advertises, sponsors, supplies or approves of you – unless Pact has explicitly agreed to that in writing.
  • interfere with Pact’s services; this means: no hacking, circumventing any content security, refusing to remove content, or apps from your device when we ask you to if these are provided to you. This might happen when we take down services, which we can do at any time, without notice.
  • pretend to be Pact; this includes Recreating a service or copying the look of a service, using the Pact brand, trademarks or logos without our prior written permission, use of content in press releases and other marketing or making money from our content or services.

3.5 Liability: If you breach any of the terms that we have set out in this document, we reserve our right to take action as we see fit. This might include taking legal action, refusal of access to the Website or exclusion from our website and services. Such refusal of access or exclusion from our events or website and services shall not in any way make Pact responsible or liable for any loss or damage arising from said refusal and/or exclusion.

3.6 Anti- harassment and discrimination policy: We expect you not to, when visiting our site, discriminate or harass, either in an explicit or associative manner, Pact or any employee or representative of Pact, or any other companies or representatives of such who are listed on the Website.

4. Intellectual property rights

Pact is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website and its information and content. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

4.1 General notice on Pact’s copyright: The Website contains material which is wholly created and/or owned by Pact or which is licensed to us. This material includes but is not limited to: logo, website, lay-out, the design, the appearance, the graphics, the information, the pictures, videos and moving images. Reproduction or unlawful, unlicensed or unauthorised use of any such property belonging to Pact is strictly prohibited. Pact reserves the right to pursue such unlawful conduct in such manner as it sees fit. We want to make you aware that any unlawful use of Pact’s copyright or trademarks may be a criminal offence or may give rise to a claim for damages. If you wish to use any copyright material or any of the Pact trade marks, or any material that can be regarded as such, please contact us about the ownership and where and how to obtain permission for such use.

4.2 Permissions: If you want to use any of the information, services or content from Pact you will need to seek permission. Pact reserves the right to refuse permission. You are required to seek permission if using content, clips, logo, trademarks or branding, or anything that is published on the Website.

There may be instances where Pact doesn't own the copyright and it has been given permission or a licence to use certain material. Therefore, you may need to seek permissions and rights from the owner of that material. Especially when it comes to social media platforms for posting. You will need to get the owner’s permission for use, may have to pay a fee and would need to read their terms and privacy use policies. Any queries in regards to permission, can be sent to [email protected]

5. Website Membership

You can only use the Website by registering with us.

In order to process log-in requests we need to obtain some ‘Personal Data’ (any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person) from you such as your contact details. How we collect, and process data is clearly set out in our Privacy and Cookies Policy.

To make Pact and the resources available and safe for our members, we expect you and advise you to keep your login information safe. Please do this by:

  • Not sharing your username or password with anyone nor lending your account to other people;
  • Not giving us false information;
  • Not trying to log in as someone else;
  • Not bypassing our security measures;
  • Not creating more than one account;
  • Not creating an account for someone else;
  • Keeping your details up-to-date.

If you have provided us with your name and email address and consented by opting in your rights in relation to that are set out in the Privacy and Cookie Policy.

5.1 What we do with your information: The data you send us when you register, fill in web forms, use our services or download resources from the Website helps us to: Provide you with services, recommendations, notifications and other features, improve our existing services.

When documents are downloaded from the Website, this is registered with us. This is to better tailor our services to you and to keep a track on who is downloading what. This information is strictly for use by Pact staff and will not be shared with a third party unless we are required to do so in order to comply with legal obligations. To see more information about this and your rights in conjunction with our processing, please read our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

5.2 Our resources: Any resource downloadable from the Website is strictly only available and meant for the company that holds the personal log-in. Do not distribute the documents you have downloaded to others. Pact will not be held liable for any wrongful information or reliance on such, or any documents that have been passed on by website users, and we will not be held liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage, implied or consequential, arising from unlawful sharing of downloadable resources.

Any documents, guidance, text or resource for downloading in our resource library is subject to intellectual property rights as set out in Section 4 of these terms. Pact reserves the right to pursue breaches of these terms with regards to unlawful sharing of resources and documents in any way we see fit.

6. Data Protection

At Pact we do our utmost to make sure the Website complies with the GDPR and other applicable data protection and privacy laws or international obligations and legislation. We are committed to making our services enjoyable and safe, and we also expect you to adhere to the rules set out by legislation and the rules set forth in this document and in the Privacy and Cookies Policy.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective from May 25th, 2018, requires us to inform you about our lawful basis for processing your personal data. Our processing and collection of your data is based on your consent provided for us to do so (per Section 5, above), is necessary in order for us to fulfil our obligation in a contractual relationship with you, it is in our legitimate interest whilst balancing that against your interests, rights and freedoms or to comply with a legal obligation, as stated in Article 6 in the GDPR.

If you have concerns or if you suspect or become aware of a breach of data protection laws or international treaties, please email [email protected] with the title 'Breach' in the subject title so that we can deal with your request in a timely manner as required by law.

We advise you to read our Privacy and Cookies Policy where we clearly set out how we collect and process your data, and what rights you have.

7. Cookies

The Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use the Website and also allows us to improve the Website. By continuing to browse the Website you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies, however, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of the Website.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies on the Website:-

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features.
  • Functionality cookies. These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, it enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.

8. Disclaimer and liability

While we do our best to give you up to date services and provide you with correct information, we hereby state that the Website is for general information purposes only. We make no representations or warranties, neither express or implied, in regards to the information displayed and contained on the Website or the intellectual property rights in the same. Any reliance on information displayed on these pages is solely and strictly at your own risk.

Pact will not in any way be liable for loss or damage, either directly or indirectly implied or consequential, that (i) arise from your use of the Website, (ii) in regards to the Website being temporarily unavailable due to technical maintenance or technical issues or challenges beyond our control, or (iii) in regards to links to third party sites and their content.

9. Security Statement

Pact reserves the right to update these terms of use at any time, without specific reason and without notice. Please check our terms of use frequently to view any recent changes. The date of the most recent revision will appear on this page.

If there are changes in relation to how we would like to use your information, a more prominent notice may be issued.

10. Miscellaneous

10.1 On behalf of a business: If you use a service on behalf of a company, that company agrees to these terms. This means that your company must stick to these terms if you use a service; substantially to do your job – as an employee, contractor or consultant; for commercial purposes – to make a profit or for educational, non-profit, charitable or government uses.

10.2 When you use our services and content, you’re agreeing to: These terms of use, our privacy and cookies policy and any other terms we’ve let you know about. Also, those things replace all previous agreements between you and us about using our services or content.

10.3 Jurisdiction: Any dispute arising out of your use of the Website as described in these terms and if applicable, in breach with law or legal obligations, are subject to the laws of England and Wales. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

10.4 Effective Date: These Terms of Use are effective as 11th July 2018.

10.5 Who to speak to: Amanda Goddard is the data protection manager at Pact. For other queries and more information, please contact advisor Benedicte Westbye.

11. Breach

To get more information on how we handle data breaches and points of contact, please see our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

12. Contact us

Please contact [email protected] if you require any additional information or you have any questions.

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