Terms of Service

Last Modified: July 25, 2009

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The 1 Second Film project includes an online community (the1secondfilm.com/members) of individuals from across the world (herein referred to as “Crew Members” or "Members") working together to create a non-profit film. The 1 Second Film project is a  non-profit production of The Collaboration Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization. The 1 Second Film's Terms of Service incorporate our Privacy Policy, our Credit Guidelines, and our Sharing Policy, which governs the use of content and Intellectual Property. These terms are designed to create a safe and open creative environment for all of our Crew Members to collaborate while respecting individual privacy. These ‘Terms of Service’ also set forth legally binding terms of your use of the1secondfilm.com (herein referred to as our “Site”), whether you are a Visitor or our Crew Member. We may change or modify these Term points in the future; any changes will be announced on our site and will be effective upon posting. Any use of our Site after said posting indicates your consent to modifications. Any material changes to this agreement will be announced on our production blog or e-mailed to our crew members.


As our Crew Member, you can create a Crew Profile that displays personal information of your choosing. This information is used to allow our Crew to participate in our production and to connect and collaborate with one another. You can also use your profile to upload content that can be used as part of our film. These terms outline how profiles may or may not be used.


By agreeing to these terms or by using the Site, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the provisions set forth herein. Use of the Site is void where prohibited.


By joining our Crew, you grant THE 1 SECOND FILM a gratis royalty free right to use Your Name and likeness to promote The 1 Second Film in perpetuity and in all mediums. Read our full privacy policy.


All Names displayed in our film credits are subject to our Credit Guidelines


This agreement will remain in full force and effect for as long as you use the Site. You may ask to remove your Crew Profile from the Site and/or our film’s Credits by contacting us. We reserve the right to remove any Profile from the Site at any time, without warning. Even after a profile's removal, this Agreement will remain in effect.


This Site is for the express personal use of our Crew Members and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors without the written consent of The 1 Second Film or The Collaboration Foundation. You may not copy, transfer, or use any names, photos, links, text, data, or other content belonging to or posted by The 1 Second Film or our Crew Members for the purpose of selling, engaging in, marketing, or promoting any other product or service. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Site, including collecting usernames, e-mail addresses, or other personally identifiable information of Crew Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited e-mail, unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site, will be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken.


The permitted and prohibited use of content and Intellectual Property posted on our Site is governed by our Sharing Policy, which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference. The majority of our content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. However, some material (our 12 Frames of Animation) is licensed under a full copyright, with all rights reserved. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce any of the copyrighted material, or other proprietary information owned by The Collaboration Foundation without express written consent. Our logo may be used as described in our Sharing Policy.

Unless otherwise noted on this site, all content created, authored, posted, or offered by our Site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.


Our Site allows you to share pictures, video, text, or other content ("Content") with others by uploading the Content to our Site, or by embedding content posted on another site into our site. Because you own that Content, we need to license certain rights from you so that we can use it in our film, promos, presentations, etc.

License Grants. When you post your own copyrightable Content on or through the Service, you retain ownership of any copyright you claim to your submitted Content. However, by posting your Content through our Site you grant THE 1 SECOND FILM and THE COLLABORATION FOUNDATION a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to (i) use, reproduce, publish, edit, translate, modify, adapt, distribute, publicly perform, and publicly display the Content alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or later developed, and to (ii) freely and fully sublicense such rights through single or multiple tiers of sublicensees.

You also expressly acknowledge and agree that THE 1 SECOND FILM shall have the right to grant a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License ("CC License"), available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/, for all Content posted on or through our Site, including Content you post on or through the1secondfilm.com, as well as all content mailed to us by you. In cases where THE 1 SECOND FILM licenses Content through a CC License, you agree that any attribution required under the CC License shall be at minimum to our Site, in addition to attribution to the Producer name associated with the Content.

Links to Other Sites and Resources

The Service contains links to other websites or resources. THE 1 SECOND FILM has no control over such external sites and resources. You agree that (i) THE 1 SECOND FILM is not responsible for the availability or accuracy of such external sites and resources, and (ii) THE 1 SECOND FILM does not endorse nor is it responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or materials on or available from such external sites and resources.

Inappropriate Member-Submitted Content.

THE 1 SECOND FILM prohibits certain conduct and Content described above and, without obligation, will use reasonable efforts to eliminate such conduct and Content. Nevertheless, you acknowledge and agree that (i) THE 1 SECOND FILM is not and cannot be responsible for Content posted by users, visitors, or members of the Service, (ii) you may be exposed to any such materials or Content, and (iii) you must bear all risks associated with the exposure to and/or use of any Content, including without limitation any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.


We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask that our website visitors and crew members do the same. It is our policy to disable access to or remove material that we believe in good faith to be infringing on a copyrighted work. We also disable and/or terminate the memberships of those who we believe in good faith are repeatedly infringing copyrighted works.

Our Copyright Policy has been developed in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable laws, and is available at www.the1secondfilm.com/copyright. By accepting the Terms of Use, you agree to be bound by our Copyright Policy.



By submitting material (PHOTOS, TEXT, VIDEO, AUDIO, etc.) promoting The 1 Second Film (either online through our Site or by mail), you grant The 1 Second Film and The Collaboration Foundation a perpetual, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, and otherwise exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to submitted content at The 1 Second Film's sole discretion, including storing it on The 1 Second Film servers and incorporating it in other works in any media now known or later developed including without limitation published books, film, television, DVDs, and promotional materials.

If you do not wish to grant The 1 Second Film these rights, it is suggested that you do not submit materials or information to this website. The 1 Second Film reserves the right to select, edit and arrange submissions, and to remove information from the The 1 Second Film website at any time at its sole discretion.



Below is a list of the types of behavior that is illegal and/or prohibited on this Site:

1. Being patently offensive to our online community.
2. Harassing any other Crew Member.
3. Spams, chain-letters, junk mails, or any unsolicited communication.
4. Promoting information that you know is false, incriminating, threatening, obscene, or construed as negative and inflammatory towards this Site and other Crew Members.
5. Displaying pornographic, sexually explicit, or obscene content.
6. Soliciting personal information from our Crew Members for commercial or unlawful purposes.
7. Posting trademarked or copyrighted material that you do not own the rights to, including music, video, text, or photos.
8. We reserve the right to reclaim usernames (and/or crew credits) on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those usernames (and/or crew credits).

The above list is by no means complete, but hopefully you get the idea. Prohibited activity can result in the immediate termination of your Profile on our Site, without refund of any donations made.


You must use the Site within the confines of all applicable laws and regulations. Although we cannot monitor the conduct of our Crew Members offline, it is a violation to use information obtained from the site to harass, abuse or harm another Member.


You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Crew Members. We reserve the right, although under no obligation, to monitor and/or resolve any dispute between two or more Members. Furthermore we reserve the right to take action to resolve a dispute, consistent with the terms of this Agreement, which can include terminating the profile of one or more Members.


Use of this site is also governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.


The 1 Second Film and The Collaboration Foundation will not be responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information or content posted on the Site or in connection with us, our Crew Members, or by any of the programming associated with or utilized in the operation of this Site. We are not responsible for the conduct of any of our Crew Members, whether online or offline. Under no circumstances will we be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from anyone’s use of the Site, any content posted by our Crew, or any interactions between our Members, whether online or offline.


In no event shall The 1 Second Film and/or The Collaboration Foundation be held liable to you or anyone else for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages. Not withstanding anything stated previously in this Agreement, The 1 Second Film and/or The Collaboration Foundation will at all times only be liable for the amount you donated to The 1 Second Film.


If there is any dispute involving you and the Site, you agree that the dispute shall be governed by the laws of California without regard to conflict of law provisions. You also agree to exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts located in Los Angeles, California for the resolution of said dispute.


You agree to indemnify and hold The 1 Second Film and The Collaboration Foundation, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and any corporate sponsors harmless of any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney fees arising out of or relating to your use of the Site in violation this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations or warranties as defined by this Agreement.


By becoming a Crew Member, you have agreed to the terms set forth in this Agreement. This Agreement, together with our Privacy Policy, along with any updates that are not included in these two notices but posted prominently, constitutes the entire Agreement between you and the Site. The failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. This Agreement operates under all applicable laws as governed by the U.S and the state of California. If any portion of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining sections are not affected by this discrepancy and remain fully enforceable.