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Terms of use


Last modified: March 21, 2014.

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. THIS IS A CONTRACT. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU ACCEPT ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. If you disagree with any of the terms that follow or do not agree to be bound by all such terms, do not use this website.

Your use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions of use. You agree to these terms by accessing this website and/or by accepting any information from it. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to modify, alter or otherwise change these terms and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or changes. We will post changes here, so check back periodically. Your continued use of this website after the posting of any change in the terms shall constitute your acceptance to be bound by any such changes. Please also review the website's Privacy Policy.

Ownership of content

This website and all of the content it contains, or may in the future contain, including but not limited to articles, opinions, other text, directories, guides, photographs, illustrations, images, video and audio clips and advertising copy, as well as the trademarks, copyrights, logos, domain names, trade names, service marks, patents and any and all copyrightable material (including source and object code) and/or any other form of intellectual property are owned by or licensed to Simatography or other authorized third parties and are protected from unauthorized use, copying and dissemination by copyright, trademark, publicity and other laws and by international treaties. Unless expressly permitted by Simatography, you shall not capture, reproduce, perform, transfer, sell, license, modify, create derivative works from or based upon, republish, reverse engineer, upload, edit, post, transmit, publicly display, frame, link, distribute, or exploit in whole or in part any of the material. UNAUTHORIZED USE, COPYING, REPRODUCTION, MODIFICATION, PUBLICATION, REPUBLICATION, UPLOADING, FRAMING, DOWNLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING, DISTRIBUTING, DUPLICATING OR ANY OTHER MISUSE OF ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. You agree not to interfere (or permit the use of your membership by a third party to interfere) with the normal processes or use of the website by other members, including without limitation by attempting to access administrative areas of the website. You agree to report any violation of these terms by others that you become aware of. We may add, change, discontinue, remove or suspend any of the material at any time, without notice.

User Forums

Forums, bulletin boards, chat rooms or other interactive areas that may be offered on the website ("User Forums") are provided to give users a forum to express their opinions and share their ideas and creations (“Community Content”). Simatography does not endorse the Community Content posted in User Forums and specifically disclaims any responsibility or liability to any person or entity (including, without limitation, persons who may use or rely on such material) for any loss, damage, injury, claim, liability or other cause of any kind or character based upon or resulting from any material provided through a User Forum.

We do not and cannot review every message posted by users in the User Forums, and are not responsible for the content of these messages or the views or opinions expressed by the users of the User Forums. Information disclosed in the User Forums is by design revealed to the public. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to delete, move or edit content, in whole or in part, submitted by you to the website for any reason in our sole discretion. You understand that any content that you post and/or upload on the website will be considered a submission for purposes of these services. In addition, we may delete, move, edit or disclose the contents of messages when it is required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights and property of Simatography or to protect the safety of our users or the public. In no event does Simatography assume any obligation to monitor the User Forums or remove any specific material.

Restrictions on Use

You agree not to do any of the following while using the website, including any User Forum:
  1. harass, stalk or otherwise abuse another user;
  2. transmit, post, send, upload, distribute, submit or otherwise make available any content that is false, harmful, threatening, abusive, tortious, defamatory, libelous, derogatory (including derogatory of Simatography), vulgar, obscene, pornographic or that promotes violence, racial hatred, terrorism or illegal acts, or is otherwise objectionable (as determined by us in our sole discretion);
  3. transmit, post, send, upload, distribute, submit or otherwise make available any content that is unlawful or infringes, violates or misappropriates any patent, trademark, trade identity right, trade secret, publicity right, privacy right, copyright or any other intellectual property or any other rights of any third party;
  4. transmit, post, send, upload, distribute, submit or otherwise make available any viruses, Trojan horses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files or material that interferes with any third party's uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the website;
  5. impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the website or to Simatography, including forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any transmission to the website for any reason;
  6. transmit, post, send, upload, distribute, submit or otherwise make available through the website any personal advertising, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or offer for sale of any products or services, except in areas, if any, specifically designated for such purposes;
  7. collect or harvest the information of any user or otherwise access the Website using automated means (including but not limited to harvesting bots, robots, spiders or scrapers); or
  8. violate any applicable local, state, federal or international law, rule or regulation.

By posting or uploading Community Content to any User Forum or submitting any other Community Content to Simatography, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) us a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to incorporate such Community Content into any form, medium, or technology now known hereafter devised throughout the universe in perpetuity. In addition, you warrant that the content as uploaded or posted by you does not violate any person's so-called "moral rights" or other similar or analogous rights under any applicable laws in any country or region of the world.


Simatography makes no representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the completeness, accuracy, currency or adequacy of any information, facts, views, opinions, statements or recommendations contained on this website. Reference to any product, process, publication or service of any third party by trade name, domain name, trademark, service mark, logo, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement or recommendation by us. Views and opinions of users of this website do not necessarily state or reflect those of Simatography.

The Internet may be subject to breaches of security. We are not responsible for any resulting damage to any user's computer from any such security breach, or from any virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer line failure or any other technical or other malfunction. You should also be aware that email submissions over the Internet may not be secure, and you should consider this before e-mailing us any information. Simatography makes no representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the suitability, functionality, availability or operation of this website. This website may be temporarily unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment.

Submissions Policy

We do not accept unsolicited submissions for machinimas, machinima series, web sites or other products or services. We will only accept submissions during SIFF (Sims International Film Festival) seasons, unless we say otherwise. It is the intent of this policy to avoid confusion and misunderstanding between Simatography and its members. Please note that this festival is governed by a separate set of rules that, in addition to describing it, may have eligibility requirements, such as terms and conditions governing the use of material you submit, and disclosures about how your personal information may be used. It is your responsibility to read such rules to determine whether or not you want to and are eligible to participate, register and/or enter.  By entering, you agree to comply with abide by such rules.

Membership & Registration

Certain areas of the website may require registration or may otherwise ask you to provide information to participate in certain features or to access certain content. The website's practices governing your personal information are disclosed in its Privacy Policy. The decision to provide this information is purely voluntary and optional; however, if you elect not to provide such information, you may not be able to access certain content or participate in certain features of the website. When you provide information to the website, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information.

If you register with the website, you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password, if any, and agree you will not sell, transfer or assign your membership or any membership rights. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, if any, and for restricting access to your computer so that others may not access the password protected portion of the website using your name in whole or in part. Simatography may, in its sole discretion, and at any time, with or without notice, terminate your password and membership, for any reason or no reason at all.

Violations and Additional Policies

Simatography will determine your compliance with these Terms in its sole discretion and its decision shall be final and binding. Any violation of these Terms may result in restrictions on your access to all or part of the Website and may be referred to law enforcement authorities. No waiver of any of these Terms shall be of any force or effect unless made in writing by a duly authorized representative of Simatography. We reserve the right to modify or discontinue this website, or any portion thereof (including User Forums) without notice to you or any third party. We, in our sole discretion, reserve the right to disqualify and terminate access or use of any individual found to be (i) tampering with the operation of the website; (ii) acting in violation of these Terms; (iii) acting in an unethical or disruptive manner; or (iv) acting with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass Simatography, its representatives or any other individual in any manner related to the website.

Contact Us

Simatography is a very supportive and encouraging community. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our website or these Terms of Use, you may contact Minraed (site owner) or any of the administrators and/or moderators representing Simatography.

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