TERMS & CONDITIONS
Purpose of this document
JFilmBox (hereinafter Platform, Website located at www.jfilmbox.org) is a digital platform aimed to provide presenters of Jewish film (Film Festivals, Organizations, and Institutions) with a professional, streamlined access to Jewish and Israeli films as well providing filmmakers and distributors increased access to presenters. JFilmBox is committed to maintaining high industry standards for film selection, pricing, and presentation of participating films.
JFilmBox is a product of Jewish Film Presenters Network (JFPN), a consortium of presenters of Jewish film sharing programs, information and knowledge to support the consortium’s work and raise professional industry standards among the network participants.
This document is intended to outline the rules and terms of service for using the site to best serve the above mentioned mission and objectives, as well as the rights and obligations of the site’s subscribers and/or users.
Jewish Film Presenters Network and JFilmBox are projects of The JCC Manhattan, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, operating at 334 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023.
JFilmBox is developed and managed in collaboration with Green Productions Israel, a Limited Liability Company located in 40 Arlozorov St, Ramat Gan, Israel.
JFilmBox operates under the guidelines and spirit of a not-for-profit organization, with funding received from grant-making organizations. For an updated list of supporters and funders of Jewish Film Presenters Network and/or JFilmBox, please visit www.jfilmbox.org/about/
By accepting the terms and conditions set-forth you hereby represent and warrant that you are lawfully able to enter into this agreement. If this agreement is being entered into by an organization, you hereby represent that you are authorized to enter this agreement on behalf such company or entity.
JFilmBox is a product of Jewish Film Presenters Network (JFPN), a consortium of presenters of Jewish film sharing programs, information and knowledge to support the consortium work and raise professional industry standards among the network participants.
JFilmBox grants non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable right to access and use the purposes of browsing the Site, and searching for, viewing, submitting to, and interacting with, participating Film Festivals registered with JFilmBox, Notwithstanding the foregoing, you shall not, and shall not permit anyone else to, directly or indirectly: (i) modify, reproduce or otherwise create derivatives of any part of the Services or Site Content (as defined below); (ii) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or otherwise attempt to discover the source code or structure, sequence and organization of all or any part of the Services (except that this restriction shall not apply to the limited extent restrictions on reverse engineering are prohibited by applicable local law); (iii) rent, lease, resell, distribute or use the Services for timesharing, service bureau, or commercial purposes; (iv) remove or alter any proprietary notices or labels on or in the Services or Site Content; (v) engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Services; or (vi) engage in any fraudulent activity or activity that facilitates fraud.
You acknowledge and agree that if you contribute, provide or make available any Content to the Site (“Your Content”), you hereby grant to JFilmBox a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable right and license to use, distribute, transfer, display and otherwise provide Your Content to JFilmBox Presenter members. YOUR USE OF THE JFILMBOX SITE AND SERVICES DOES NOT GRANT JFILMBOX OR ANY THIRD PARTIES ANY OWNERSHIP TO YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. YOU RETAIN COPYRIGHT AND ALL OWNERSHIP TO YOUR WORK. In addition, you agree that JFilmBox may use your name and your film title for the purpose of identifying you as an existing or past users of JFilmBox both on the Site and in marketing and promotional materials.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY OF SUCH TERMS AND/OR CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SERVICES.
ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY.
As part of the Site registration process, you will create a password and account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account, including, without limitation, all actions by sub-users registered under your account. You agree to (a) immediately notify JFilmBox of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. JFilmBox cannot and will not be liable for any loss, damage or other liability arising from your failure to comply with this Section or from any unauthorized access to or use of your account.
Privacy & Secure Payments.
JFilmBox will not share, rent or sell information collected on the Site to anyone. Information provided to the Site will strictly remain with JFilmBox. Please note that JFilmBox uses a registration form to obtain relevant user information regarding identity, contact, billing, and shipping information. We collect this information for the purposes of completing Site membership verification and on-line transactions, as well as to facilitate the efficient use of JFilmBox services. This information is vital in verifying payment information and to help JFilmBox contact you in case there is a problem with your service needs.
Occasionally contact information is used to send you information about site changes, service interruptions or updates. For further information or questions regarding this policy please feel free to contact us through the JFilmBox contact form.
Secure payments for use of the Site is indicated on the day of the User’s registration. Payment must be made by JFilmBox approved methods exclusively and through the secured online payment system offered by JFilmBox. Registration is confirmed upon receipt by JFilmBox of the the accepted payment.
JFilmBox may provide links to other Internet websites or resources. By using the site and clicking on those links you acknowledge and agree that JFilmBox is not responsible for the availability of such websites or resources, nor responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such websites or resources.
Furthermore, by registering and using this Site, you agree hold JFilmBox, and each of its officers, partners, and employees, harmless from any and all damage (whether direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or otherwise), loss, liability, cost and expense (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ and accounting fees) resulting from any claim, demand, suit, proceeding (whether before an arbitrator, court, mediator or otherwise), or investigation made by any third party (each a “Claim”) due to or arising out of your participation and use of the Site.
Contact / Support
Questions, comments or inquiries can be made directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Film Rights Owner(s)
A person, organization or company that represents and warrants all the necessary rights, title, interests, or permission and authority, either directly as a filmmaker or from third parties (e.g., writers, directors, actors, producers,, or any copyright/trademark holders with the authority to submit information, materials and screening copies to JFilmBox via the platform.
Film Presenter and/or Jewish Film Presenter
The Jewish Film Presenters Network is a home for film festival programmers, directors, and film presenters dedicated to promoting and fostering Jewish and Israeli film.
Online Preview Screener / link
A digitally available copy of a film on the JBoxFilm platform made available for Film Presenters for potential bookings and screenings for a fee.
An agreed upon date or dates of when a Film Presenter agrees to screen film(s) to the public at an event or film festival. Bookings must be confirmed via JFilmBox and all screening fees must be paid in advance.
Box / Hard Drive –
A loaned, physical hard drive or drives containing all booked screening copies ordered. Any JFilmBox loaned drive must be returned in a timely in matter in accordance with the Film Presenter Use of Service outlined below.
GENERAL SERVICE – PRESENTERS
In order to have full access to services and products offered by JfilmBox, a Film Presenter User must complete registration and payment. Complete registration is subject to approval and confirmation of the User as a professional of the film industry by the Site administrators. Approval of User’s registration as a Film Presenter is at JfilmBox’ sole discretion and JFilmBox may refuse to approve a User without being liable to any User’s claims. To be a registered user of the Site, you agree to provide accurate and current information in the Film Presenter registration form. JFilmBox reserves the right to refuse any User who does not (appear to) satisfy the prerequisites set out in the membership form – suspend, or dismiss and cancel any User’s access who has breached or failed to comply with the Terms of Service. Note that any collected fees or payments will remain the full property of the JFilmBox (no reimbursement – even partial shall be made). User registration is subject to an annual fee, as indicated on the Site on the day of registration. Paid and confirmed registration will begin on the day payment and registration were made and confirmed and will be valid for 12 (twelve) consecutive months. Paid and confirmed registration will allow Film Presenter User to all areas of the site intended for Film Presenters, in particular previewing of available films online in consideration for inclusion in the Film Presenters’ program(s).
All content on the site, including preview links provided by 3rd parties are protected by copyrights law, intellectual property and proprietary rights and laws. Previewing of films on the Site is strictly personal to the Subscriber and for the sole purpose of consideration of the Film(s) for inclusion in the festival with which the User is affiliated with and subscribed under. Any sharing, screening and/or any other use of the Preview Link for any use or conditions other than stated in this document is illegal and may result in lawsuit against the infringing User. The User will be liable for any unauthorized use of his/her account by any third-party. User must immediately notify JFilmBox in the event he/she become aware of any unauthorized use of their account.Signing up for the Site and any and all use of its services implies the full and express acceptance of the terms and conditions set in this document.
The Site and its services are accessible from the United States only. Some films may be accessible from Canada and/or Mexico as well. Such films will be noted accordingly.
Previewing of films is limited to the period of availability of the Film on JFilmBox. Availability of the films for preview or booking are subject to the consent and responsibility of the Film Rights Holder(s). Previewing of films on the Site is strictly personal to the Subscriber and for the sole purpose of consideration of the Film(s) for inclusion in the festival with which the User is affiliated with and subscribed under. Any sharing, screening and/or any other use of the Preview Link for any use or conditions other than stated in this document is illegal and may result in lawsuit against the infringing User. Signing up for the Site and any and all use of its services implies the full and express acceptance of the terms and conditions set in this document.
Downloads, editing, loan, exchange, reproduction, duplication, transmission of the Films and contents, either whole or partial are also strictly prohibited and could result in User being banned from the service and subject to legal actions in accordance with all prevailing US copyright laws.
Once Film Presenter User selects films to be booked and screened at their respective event, the full amount of payment for the agreed upon screening fees will be charged at the time of Booking. An additional fee will be charge to produce a JFilmBox Hard Drive plus reasonable shipping and handling charges.. Such fee will be charged e as indicated on the Site at the time of Booking. JFilmBox reserves the right to require a minimum purchase amount, or number of films booked.
Bookings will be accepted up to four (4) weeks in advance of the date of the first screening or event. Shipping will be made via a commercial courier, with tracking information to ensure delivery no later than two (2) weeks prior to the first screening or event. It is the sole responsibility of the User to notify JFilmBox immediately in the event the Hard Drive has failed to arrive in the above mentioned time-frame. In the event a package is lost or delayed, JfilmBox will make every effort to send a replacement driver in a timely manner. JfilmBox will not be held responsible for any delayed or lost package, and/or in the event the User fails to inform JfilmBox of the delay of more than 5 business days of the set delivery schedule. Furthermore, if User fails to notify JFilmBox in a timely manner of lost or damaged drives, JFilmBox will consider the order to have been completed.
Shipping will be made via a commercial courier, with tracking information to ensure delivery no later than 2 (two) weeks prior to the first screening or event. It is the sole responsibility of the User to notify JFilmBox immediately in the event the Hard Drive has failed to arrive in the above mentioned time-frame. In the event a package is lost or delayed, JfilmBox will make every effort to send a replacement driver in a timely manner. JfilmBox will not be held responsible for any delayed or lost package, and/or in the event the User fails to inform JfilmBox of the delay of more than 5 business days of the set delivery schedule. Furthermore, if User fails to notify JFilmBox in a timely manner of lost or damaged drives, JFilmBox will consider the order to have been completed.
User must notify JFilmBox of any damage caused to drivers or materials during use and provide a suitable replacement or cover replacement costs according to JFilmBOx requirements.
The User is responsible to immediately test the content on the Hard Drive in its entirety for flawless audio, video, subtitles, continuous play and any and all other elements which will affect its screening at the event to reasonable industry screening standards. JfilmBox should be immediately notified of any technical issue or otherwise, to allow sufficient time for technical support or replacement of the Hard Drive if determined necessary. Such notice should be received no later than 3 (three) business days following the delivery of the Hard Drive at the address provided by the User. In the event a technical difficulty is reported after the 5-day time-frame, rush shipping costs of replacement materials will be covered by the Film Presenter.
Upon completion of the Event, you are required to return to JFilmBox, at your own expense, any Hard Drive and/or any other provided materials via commercial courier service with tracking services within 2 (two) business days following the last day of the festival. Any delay to return the materials will result in a late fee charge of $10 per day.
Other considerations: Minimum order is $500 USD. JFilmBox will automatically charge a fee in the amount equal to 10% of the total film screening fees purchased through the Platform.
Once booking(s) have been made and all fees met, JFilmBox may provide you with JFilmBox Materials, which may include certain licensed digital images, clips and/or sound recordings for purposes of Advertising the Event. We encourage you to screenings using only the JFilmBox Materials, if any, which have been specifically cleared for this purpose, provided that, you use the JFilmBox Materials in accordance with this Agreement. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, you may not alter or modify the JFilmBox Materials without the prior written approval of JFilmBox. For the avoidance of doubt, you may only use the JFilmBox Materials to advertise the Event and you shall not use the JFilmBox Materials for any other purpose, including without limitation, as an endorsement for any product or service.
Legal Requirements for submitted Films – FILM RIGHTS HOLDERS
In addition to the terms and conditions outlined above, your film may not:
- Violate any third party’s intellectual property rights, including without limitation, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, service marks or patents. Unless you have obtained the express, advance written permission from the owner/licencor and you have paid any and all required fees (if any), you may not (a) use a unlicensed music (b) include a portion of a copyright-protected TV show, play, or video in your film, and (c) use a trademark-protected logo in your film;
- Violate a third party’s privacy or publicity rights, defame a third party, or include any information about a person that you know to be false. In particular, your video may not include a photograph or other likeness of another person unless that person has given you express, advance written permission to use the photograph or other likeness in your video;
- Contain explicit sexual content unless: (a) your video qualifies under the MPAA ratings guidelines as rated for NC-17 audiences or under the TV Parental Guidelines as rated for TV-MA audiences or, in each case, for less mature audiences; and (b) you flag your video as intended for mature audiences when uploading it to JFilmBox;
- You agree that you are solely responsible for the content of your film(s) and the consequences of posting, publishing, or other display of the video. your submitted film does not infringe or violate the intellectual property rights (including without limitation, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, service marks, or patents), privacy or publicity rights, or any other legal or moral rights of any third party;
- You have paid and will pay in full, and on a timely basis, all royalties, license fees, clearance fees, and other financial obligations, of any kind, required in connection with your video, including without limitation, any payments due to any writers, actors, directors, producers, performing rights society or to any guild, union, collective bargaining organization or other group that represents actors, authors, composers, musicians, artists, and any other person connected with the development, production, distribution or other exploitation of your film;
- You will not misidentify yourself to JFilmBox when submitting a film, and you will not sell or transfer your JFilmBox user profile to a third party;
- You will keep all records necessary to establish that your Film does not violate any of the foregoing representations and warranties, and to make the records available to us upon our request;
- You have cleared the content and use of all the support materials, including but not limited to trailers, images and other video in accordance with with all copyright laws and registrations. JFilmBox is not responsible for any infringement for misuse of User provided support materials.