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Terms of Use

SECTION 1.  INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the Internet sites of Masha and The Bear Animation Studios (“Masha and The Bear”). "Masha and The Bear Sites" include Animaccord.com and Renderman.Animaccord.com, and other Internet sites on which these terms of use are posted. Masha and The Bear and any and all entities that control, are controlled by, or are affiliated or under common control with Masha and The Bear are collectively referred to herein as "we," "us" or "our". 

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING ANY MASHA AND THE BEAR SITE

By using any Masha and The Bear Site or by clicking a box that states that you accept or agree to these terms, you signify your agreement to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you may not use the Masha and The Bear Sites.

You acknowledge that these terms of use are supported by reasonable and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that such consideration includes your use of the Masha and The Bear Sites and receipt of data, materials and information available at or through the Masha and The Bear Sites, and the possibility of our use or display of your Solicited Submissions (as defined below in Section 3, entitled "SUBMISSIONS").

 

SECTION 2.  USE OF CONTENT

All information, materials, functions and other content ("Content") contained on Masha and The Bear Sites are our copyrighted property or the copyrighted property of our licensors or licensees, except where explicitly noted otherwise. All trademarks, service marks, trade names, and trade dress are proprietary to us and/or our licensors or licensees. We may change the Masha and The Bear Sites or delete Content or features at any time, in any way, for any or no reason. Except as we specifically agree in writing, no Content from any Masha and The Bear Site may be used, reproduced, transmitted, distributed or otherwise exploited in any way other than as part of the Masha and The Bear Site, except that where a Masha and The Bear Site is configured to enable the download of particular Content, you may download one copy of such Content to a single computer for your personal, noncommercial home use only, provided that you (a) keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices, (b) make no modifications to the Content, and (c) do not use the Content in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products, services or brands. Any business use, "re-mailing" or high-volume or automated use of Masha and The Bear Sites is prohibited. In the event that we offer downloads of software on a Masha and The Bear Site and you download such software, the software, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, the "Software") are licensed to you by us or third-party licensors for your personal, noncommercial home use only, and such Software is subject to any applicable End User License Agreement. We do not transfer title to the Software to you.

You may not distribute or otherwise exploit the Software or decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-readable form. 

 

SECTION 3.  SUBMISSIONS

In these Terms of Use, we use the word "Submissions" to mean text, messages, ideas, concepts, pitches, suggestions, stories, screenplays, treatments, formats, artwork, photographs, drawings, videos, audiovisual works, musical compositions (including lyrics), sound recordings, characterizations, software code, your and/or other persons' names, likenesses, voices, usernames, profiles, actions, appearances, performances and/or other biographical information or material, and/or other similar materials that you submit, post, upload, embed, display, communicate or otherwise distribute (collectively, "Distribute") on or through a Masha and The Bear Site.

There are two types of Submissions: Solicited Submissions and Unsolicited Submissions. "Solicited Submissions" means those Submissions (a) that we expressly request or enable you to provide to us via any feature or activity on a Masha and The Bear site, through any form of electronic communication, or otherwise; and/or (b) that you Distribute, through any form of electronic communication, or otherwise for which you do not seek Consideration (such as in our Public Forums (as defined below in Section 6, entitled "PUBLIC FORUMS AND COMMUNICATION")). "Unsolicited Submissions" are any and all Submissions that do not fall within subparagraphs (a) and/or (b) of this paragraph.

DO NOT DISTRIBUTE ANY UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONS; NO IMPLIED CONTRACT.

Our long-standing company policy does not allow us to accept or consider Unsolicited Submissions so please do not Distribute Unsolicited Submissions on or through any Masha and The Bear Sites. We want to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings when projects developed by us or under our direction might seem to others to be similar to their own creative work. We therefore ask that you not Distribute any Unsolicited Submission. In any event, you agree that any Submissions you make are not being made in confidence or trust and that no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created between you and us in any way, and that you have no expectation of any review, compensation or consideration of any type. Except as expressly stated in these Terms of Use, the provisions of these Terms of Use apply equally to Unsolicited Submissions and Solicited Submissions. Accordingly, except as expressly stated in these Terms of Use, we, our licensees, distributors, agents, representatives, parent and affiliated companies and other authorized users shall be entitled to exploit and disclose all Submissions, and we shall not be liable to you or to any person claiming through you for any exploitation or disclosure of any Submission.

Our rights with respect to Submissions provided at our request as part of a good faith application for employment at Masha and The Bear are governed by special rules set forth in the submission agreement which is required as part of the application process. 

In order to protect our creative development process, Masha and The Bear will not review materials submitted for employment evaluation unless the submitter agrees to the terms of the application submission agreement, which may be found in the “Submissions Guidelines” section under the “Jobs” link on the Home page of the Animaccord.com web site.

 

SECTION 4.  LICENSES AND REPRESENTATIONS

You hereby grant us and our licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorized users, a perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable (in whole or part) worldwide license under all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, privacy and publicity rights and other intellectual property rights you own or control to use, reproduce, transmit, display, exhibit, distribute, index, comment on, modify, create derivative works based upon, perform and otherwise exploit such Submissions, in whole or in part, in all media formats and channels now known or hereafter devised for any and all purposes including entertainment, news, advertising, promotional, marketing, publicity, trade or commercial purposes, all without further notice to you, with or without attribution, and without the requirement of any permission from or payment to you or to any other person or entity (the "Submissions License").

By communicating a Submission, you represent and warrant that the Submission and your communication thereof conform to the Rules of Conduct (set forth below in Section 7 labeled "RULES OF CONDUCT") and other requirements of these Terms of Use and that you own or have the necessary rights, licenses, consents and permissions, without the need for  any permission from or payment to any other person or entity, to exploit, and to authorize us to exploit, such Submission in all manners contemplated by these Terms of Use (including the Submissions License). These Terms of Use

 (including the Submissions License) do not limit any past or future grant of rights, consents, agreements, assignments and waivers you may have made or make with respect to Submissions.

You hereby appoint us as your agent with full power to enter into and execute any document and/or do any act we may consider appropriate to confirm the grant of rights, consents, agreements, assignments and waivers set forth in these Terms of Use. To the extent any "moral rights," "ancillary rights," or similar rights in or to the Submissions exist and are not exclusively owned by us, you agree not to enforce any such rights against us or our licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorized users, and you shall procure the same agreement not to enforce from any others who may possess such rights. Without limiting the scope of the Submissions License or any future grant of rights, consents, agreements, assignments, and waivers you may make with respect to Submissions, you hereby ratify any prior grant of rights, consents, agreements, assignments and waivers made by you with respect to Submissions submitted by you to us.

 

SECTION 5.  ACCOUNTS

Some services on the Masha and The Bear Sites permit or require you to create an account to participate or to secure additional benefits. You agree to provide, maintain and update true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration processes (the "Registration Data"). You shall not impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or entity, including using another person's username, password or other account information, or another person's name, likeness, voice, image or photograph. You also agree to promptly notify us via the "Contact Us" in the About section of this website. of any unauthorized use of your username, password, other account information, or any other breach of security that you become aware of involving or relating to any Masha and The Bear Site. In addition, you agree to exit from your account at the end of each session. We may suspend or terminate your account and your ability to use any Masha and The Bear Site or portion thereof for failure to comply with these Terms of Use or any special terms related to a particular service, for infringing copyright, or for any other reason whatsoever.

 

SECTION 6.  PUBLIC FORUMS AND COMMUNICATION

"Public Forum" means an area, site or feature offered as part of any Masha and The Bear Site that offers the opportunity for users to Distribute Submissions for viewing by one or more Masha and The Bear Site users, including a chat area, message board, instant messaging, mobile messaging, social community environment, profile page, conversation page, blog, e-mail function.

You acknowledge that Public Forums and features offered therein are for public and not private communications, and you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any Submission to a public Forum. We cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose through any of these media; you make such disclosures at your own risk.

You are and shall remain solely responsible for the Submissions you Distribute on or through any Masha and The Bear Site under your username or otherwise by you in any Public Forum and for the consequences of submitting and posting same.

We have no duty to monitor any Public Forum.

Also, you should be skeptical about information provided by others, and you acknowledge that the use of any Submission posted in any Public Forum is at your own risk. For example, we are not responsible for, and we do not endorse, the opinions, advice or recommendations posted or sent by users in any Public Forum and we specifically disclaim any and all liability in connection therewith. We owe you no obligation, and therefore may refuse, to post, deliver, remove, modify or otherwise use or take any action with respect to Submissions you Distribute.

 

SECTION 7. RULES OF CONDUCT

The following Rules of Conduct apply to the Masha and The Bear Sites. By using the Masha and The Bear Sites, you agree that you will not Distribute any Submission that: (a) is defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, or an invasion of a right of privacy of another person; (b) is bigoted, hateful, or racially or otherwise offensive; (c) is violent, vulgar, obscene, pornographic or otherwise sexually explicit; or (d) otherwise harms or can reasonably be expected to harm any person or entity;  (e) is illegal or encourages or advocates illegal activity or the discussion of illegal activities with the intent to commit them, including a Submission that is, or represents an attempt to engage in, child pornography, stalking, sexual assault, fraud, trafficking in obscene or stolen material, drug dealing and/or drug abuse, harassment, theft, or conspiracy to commit any criminal activity; (f)infringes or violates any right of a third party including: (i) copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or contractual rights; (ii) right of privacy (specifically, you must not distribute another person's personal information of any kind without his or her express permission) or publicity; or (iii) any confidentiality obligation; (g) is commercial or advertises or offers to sell any products, services or otherwise (whether or not for profit), or solicits others (including solicitations for contributions or donations); (h) contains a virus or other harmful component, or otherwise tampers with, impairs or damages the Masha and The Bear Sites or any connected network, or otherwise interferes with any person or entity's use or enjoyment of the Masha and The Bear Sites; (i) does not generally pertain to the designated topic or theme of the relevant Public Forum; (j) violates any specific restrictions applicable to a Public Forum, including its age restrictions and procedures; or (k) is antisocial, disruptive, or destructive, including "flaming," "spamming," "flooding," "trolling," and "griefing" as those terms are commonly understood and used on the Internet.

We cannot and do not assure that other users are or will be complying with the foregoing Rules of Conduct or any other provisions of these Terms of Use, and, as between you and us, you hereby assume all risk of harm or injury resulting from any such lack of compliance. 

 

SECTION 8.  COOPERATION; REMOVAL OF SUBMISSIONS

We reserve the right, but disclaim any obligation or responsibility, to (a) refuse to post or communicate or remove any Submission from any Masha and The Bear Site that violates these Terms of Use (including the Rules of Conduct) and (b) identify any user to third parties, and/or disclose to third parties any Submission or personally identifiable information, when we believe in good faith that such identification or disclosure will either (i) facilitate compliance with laws, including, for example, compliance with a court order or subpoena, or (ii) help to enforce these Terms of Use (including the Rules of Conduct) and/or protect the safety or security of any person or property, including any Masha and The Bear Site. Moreover, we retain all rights to remove Submissions at any time for any reason or no reason whatsoever.

 

SECTION 9.  CONTENT ACCESSIBLE THROUGH LINKS FROM MASHA AND THE BEAR SITES AND SEARCH RESULTS

You should be aware that when you are on a Masha and The Bear Site, there may be links to other sites that take you outside of our service to sites that are beyond our control, such as banner advertisements and links from advertisers, sponsors and content partners that may use our logo(s) as part of a co-branding relationship. You acknowledge that when you click on any of the aforementioned links, the sites you are taken to are not controlled by us; different terms of use and privacy policy may apply, and we are not responsible for such sites. We do not endorse and cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you purchase from a third-party site that links to or from any Masha and The Bear Site or third-party Content contained on our sites. We strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any third parties. Moreover, we are not responsible for the accuracy, relevance, legality or decency of material contained on sites retrieved in searches and/or listed in search results or identified on search results pages. 

 

SECTION 10.  DISCLAIMERS

THE CONTENT ON OR OTHERWISE RELATED IN ANY WAY TO MASHA AND THE BEAR SITES OR ANY THIRD PARTY SITES OR SERVICES LINKED TO FROM ANY MASHA AND THE BEAR SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, COMPATABILITY AND NONINFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY CONTENT WILL BE ERROR-FREE, THAT ACCESS THERETO WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY MASHA AND THE BEAR SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE SUCH CONTENT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

MOREOVER, YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT. YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ANY CLAIM AGAINST US WITH RESPECT TO CONTENT AND ANY CONTENT YOU PROVIDE TO THIRD PARTY SITES (INCLUDING CREDIT CARD AND OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION).

Masha and The Bear Sites may contain the opinions and views of other users. Given the interactive nature of these sites, we cannot endorse, guarantee, or be responsible for the accuracy, efficacy, or veracity of any content generated by our users.

The content of Masha and The Bear Sites are intended for educational and entertainment purposes only. Such content is not intended to, and does not, constitute legal or professional advice, and may not be used for such purposes.  You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in, or accessible through, the Masha and The Bear Sites without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from a lawyer or professional licensed in the recipient's state, country or other appropriate licensing jurisdiction.

 

SECTION 11.  INDEMNIFICATION

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username(s), password(s), and your account(s), as well as all activities that occur under your account(s). You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us, our licensors, licensees, distributors, agents, representatives, parent and affiliated companies, and other authorized users, and each of the foregoing entities' respective resellers, distributors, service providers and suppliers, and all of the foregoing entities' respective officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities and costs (including settlement costs and any legal or other fees and expenses for investigating or defending any actions or threatened actions) incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of these Terms of Use or claims arising from your use of the Masha and The Bear Sites and/or your account(s). You shall use your best efforts to cooperate with us in the defense of any claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to employ separate counsel and assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.

 

SECTION 12.  GENERAL PROVISIONS

If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. No waiver of any provision of these Terms of Use by us shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision, and our failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. In these Terms of Use, the word "including" is used illustratively, as if followed by the words "but not limited to." YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR ANY MASHA AND THE BEAR SITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES; OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE PERMANENTLY BARRED.

Supply of goods, services and software through Masha and The Bear Sites is subject to Russian Federatiom export control and economic sanctions requirements. By acquiring any such items through Masha and The Bear Sites, you represent and warrant that your acquisition comports with and your use of the item will comport with those requirements. 

 

SECTION 13.  CORPORATE IDENTIFICATION AND TRADEMARKS

All registered and/or unregistered trademarks and/or service marks (collectively, "Marks") used or referred to on the Masha and The Bear Sites are the property of Masha and The Bear, unless otherwise noted. Users may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute or modify these Marks in any way without Masha and The Bear’s prior written permission. The use of Masha and The Bear’s Marks on any other web site is prohibited.