Terms of Service

User Agreement

Last Revised: Aug 17th, 2012
 

Welcome to the User Agreement for vfxConnection. This agreement describes the terms upon which you may access and use our services. In order to become a vfxConnection user, you must read and accept all of the terms and conditions of this agreement and the Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms, you may not use or access our services.

We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time, and without prior notice, by posting amended terms on this website. Your continued use of the vfxConnection service indicates your acceptance of the amended User Agreement.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

vfxConnection is an online service offered to enable professionals find and connect with other professionals more effectively. Whether looking for an employer or an employee, vfxConnection users can make contact with thousands of professionals who are users of vfxConnection.

MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY

The vfxConnection Service is not available to minors under the age of 18 or to any users suspended or removed from the system by vfxConnection for any reason. You may not have more than one active account. Additionally, you are prohibited from selling, trading, or otherwise transferring your vfxConnection account to another party.

USE OF SERVICE


You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account with or without your knowledge. If you knowingly provide your login and password information to another person, your account privileges may be suspended temporarily or terminated. You agree to immediately notify vfxConnection of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. vfxConnection cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.

TERMINATION

The following will lead to a termination of your use of vfxConnection: (a) breaches or violations of this User Agreement or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (d) unexpected technical issues or problems, and (e) extended periods of inactivity. Termination of your vfxConnection account includes deletion of your password and all related information, files and content associated with or inside your account (or any part thereof). You agree that all terminations shall be made in vfxConnection's sole discretion and that vfxConnection shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your account.

USER CONDUCT

You understand and agree not to use vfxConnection to:

  • Post content or initiate communications which are unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory, or otherwise objectionable.
  • Use the vfxConnection Service for any illegal purpose, including but not limited to conspiring to violate laws.
  • Falsely state, impersonate, or otherwise misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym, or misrepresenting your current or previous positions and qualifications, or your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present.
  • Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content or initiate communications which include information that you do not have the right to disclose or make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements).
  • Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content or initiate communication that infringes upon patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights.
  • Collect or store personal data about other users, including but not limited to information about another user's work experience, skills, or reputation information or metadata such as the number or identity of contacts in another user's vfxConnection network.
  • Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, 'junk mail,' 'spam,' 'chain letters,' 'pyramid schemes,' or any other form of solicitation. This prohibition includes but is not limited to a) Using vfxConnection invitations to send messages to people who don't know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact; b) Using vfxConnection to connect to people who don't know you and then sending unsolicited promotional messages to those direct connections without their permission; and c) Sending messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases.
  • Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
  • Stalk or harass anyone.
  • Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any communication transmitted through the vfxConnection Service.
  • Post content in fields that aren't intended for that content. Example: Putting an address in a name or title field.
  • Interfere with or disrupt the vfxConnection Service or servers or networks connected to the vfxConnection Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the vfxConnection Service.
     

INTERNATIONAL USE

Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all applicable local rules including but not limited to rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE

In the course of using the vfxConnection, you may provide information about yourself which may be visible to certain other users (see our Privacy Statement below to learn more about information collected on this website). You understand that by posting materials on the vfxConnection website or otherwise providing materials to vfxConnection, you are granting to vfxConnection.com a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable license to use this information in the course of offering the vfxConnection service. Furthermore, you understand that vfxConnection retains the right to reformat, excerpt, or translate any materials submitted by you. You understand that all information publicly posted or privately transmitted through vfxConnection is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated and that vfxConnection will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content. You understand that vfxConnection cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using the vfxConnection Service. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data which users may provide about themselves or relationships they may describe.

ACCESS TO SERVICE


Use of manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to 'crawl' or 'spider' any web pages contained in the vfxConnection website is strictly prohibited. You agree not to monitor or copy, or allow others to monitor or copy, our web pages or the content included herein. You also agree not to 'frame' or otherwise simulate the appearance or function of this website. Furthermore, you agree not to take any action that interferes with the proper working of, or places an unreasonable load on, the vfxConnection infrastructure, including but not limited to unsolicited communications, attempts to gain unauthorized access, or transmission or activation of computer viruses.

VFXCONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS

In the course of providing you services, vfxConnection may need to communicate with you via email (see our Privacy Statement below to learn more about communications). You agree to receive emails which are specific to your account and necessary for the normal functioning of your vfxConnection service, including a welcome email which helps inform new users about various features of vfxConnection. You also agree to have your name and/or email address listed in the header of certain communications which you initiate through the vfxConnection Service.

MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT


While we have the right to monitor activity and content associated with vfxConnection, we are not obligated to do so. And since we do not, and may not have the ability to, control or actively monitor content we don't guarantee its accuracy, integrity or quality. Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes choose not to comply with our policies and practices, in the process of using our website you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. You can contact our Customer Service Department to let us know of content that you find objectionable. We may investigate the complaints and violations of our policies that come to our attention and may take any action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the content or terminating accounts and/or subscriptions. However, because situations and interpretations vary, we also reserve the right not to take any action. Remember that you can always choose to refrain from using any part of vfxConnection that may expose you to something that you are uncomfortable with. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any content on the website.

FEES


Signing up for a vfxConnection account is free. Certain other services are provided for free only to beta users. vfxConnection reserves the right to charge for the use of vfxConnection or any portion thereof, modify the pricing of, adding to, or discontinuing vfxConnection services or any portion thereof without prior notice.

INDEMNIFICATION

By accepting this User Agreement, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless vfxConnection, its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from a) your use of vfxConnection; b) unauthorized access to or alteration of your communications with or through the vfxConnection Service, or c) any other matter relating to vfxConnection. Any business transactions which may arise between users from their use of vfxConnection are the sole responsibility of the users involved.

You understand and agree that vfxConnection may disclose information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, enforce this User Agreement, or protect the rights, property, or safety of vfxConnection, its users, and the public.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

You understand and agree that vfxConnection is provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis and that vfxConnection does not assume any responsibility for prompt or proper delivery, or retention of any user information or communications between users. vfxConnection assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or existence of any communications between users. vfxConnection expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

vfxConnection makes no warranty that (a) The vfxConnection service will meet your requirements, (b) The vfxConnection service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (c) The results that may be obtained from use of the vfxConnection service will be accurate or reliable, (d) The quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the vfxConnection service will meet your expectations, and (e) any errors in the software will be corrected.

Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of vfxConnection is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from vfxConnection shall create any warranty not expressly stated in this User Agreement.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT


The User Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and vfxConnection and governs your use of the vfxConnection Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and vfxConnection.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY


You expressly understand and agree that vfxConnection shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if vfxConnection has been advised of the possibility of such damages). In no event will vfxConnection's total cumulative damages exceed US$100.00.

GOVERNING LAW

The User Agreement between you and vfxConnection will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to conflict of laws principles.

GENERAL INFORMATION


vfxConnection, the vfxConnection logo, and other vfxConnection logos and names are trademarks of vfxConnection. You agree not to display or use these trademarks in any manner without vfxConnection's prior, written permission. The section titles of this User Agreement are displayed for convenience only and have no legal effect. Please send any questions or comments, or report violations of the User Agreement to customerservice@vfxconnection.com.



Privacy Statement



Your privacy is our top concern. We work hard to earn and keep your trust, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
  • We will never rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes.
  • We will never share your contact information with another user, without your consent.
  • Any sensitive information that you provide will be secured with all industry standard protocols and technology.

Notice of all changes that materially affect ways in which your personally identifiable data may be used or shared will be posted in updates to this Privacy Statement. If you continue to use the vfxConnection service after notice of changes have been sent to you or published on our site, you hereby provide your consent to the changed practices.

Please read this privacy policy to learn more about:

  • What personally identifiable information of yours is collected by vfxConnection.
  • How the information is used.
  • With whom the information may be shared.
  • How you can access and change your Account information.
  • What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected by vfxConnection.
  • How to contact us.

INFORMATION COLLECTION

Registration


In order to become a vfxConnection user, you must first create an account on this web site. To create an account you are required to provide the following contact information: name, email address, city, state, country, years of experience, profile type, your availability for work and choose a password.

Profile Information

Once a user, you may provide additional information in the Profile section describing your skills, professional experience. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, but enables you to better identify yourself and find new opportunities on vfxConnection.

Information about your Contact

To invite others to connect with you directly in vfxConnection, you are required to enter their names and email addresses. This information will be used by vfxConnection to send your invitation including a message that you write. The names and email addresses of people that you invite will be used only to
send your invitation and reminders.

You may also choose to manually enter or upload data about your contacts into the private 'My Colleagues' section of our web site. All information entered there will only be viewable by you and will not be searchable by others in the vfxConnection network without your permission. All information that you enter or upload about your contacts will be covered by the same terms of this Privacy Statement as covered in your own personally identifiable information.

Cookies & Log Files

Like most web sites, vfxConnection uses cookies and web log files to track site usage. A cookie is a tiny data file which resides on your computer which allows vfxConnection to recognize you as a user when you return to our site using the same computer and web browser. Unfortunately, if your browser settings do not allow cookies, you will not be able to use our web site. Like the information you enter at registration or in your Profile, cookie and log file data is used to customize your experience on the web site.

One type of cookie, known as a 'persistent' cookie, is set once you have logged in to your vfxConnection account. The next time you visit the vfxConnection web site, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing user so you will not need to log in before using the service. In order to access or change any of your private information, however, you must log in securely again with your password even if your computer contains your persistent cookie. Additionally, if you log out of the vfxConnection site you will need to re-enter your password the next time you visit in order to log in to your account. Another type of cookie, called a 'session' cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to the vfxConnection site. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.

Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the vfxConnection web site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave vfxConnection. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, as well as the name of your ISP. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the vfxConnection service. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is never shared with third-parties without your permission or except when required by law.

Web Beacons

We allow other companies, called ad networks, to serve advertisements to vfxConnection users. Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms. vfxConnection may 'target' some ads to users that fit a certain general profile - for example, 'Animators in Florida.' vfxConnection does NOT use personally identifiable information to target ads. Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network's servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.

These general targets may also be used by ad networks to display targeted ads on other web sites as a substitute for random, irrelevant ads. You will never see additional ads as a result of being a vfxConnection user and vfxConnection never provides personally identifiable information to any advertiser nor any third party.

You may not at this time opt-out of use of Web beacons in vfxConnection pages that you view or of placement of a cookie by ad networks in your browser.

CHILDREN

Children are not eligible to use our service and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us
or use the service.

INFORMATION USE

vfxConnection is an online service dedicated to helping all types of post-production and animation professionals more effectively connect with one another. The personally identifiable information you choose to provide on this site is used to help you describe yourself to other users. Other information that does not personally identify you as an individual is collected by vfxConnection from the site (such as by way of example and patterns of utilization) and is exclusively owned by vfxConnection. This information can be utilized by vfxConnection in such manner as vfxConnection, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS

vfxConnection will communicate with you through email and notices posted on this web site. These include a welcome email which helps inform new users about various features of the service. Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from vfxConnection related to the proper functioning of your account, such as email notices when another user in your network sends you a message. vfxConnection may send you promotional information but this will be very limited and rare.

CUSTOMIZED CONTENT

Information you provide at registration or in your Profile section is also used to customize your experience on the web site. For example, when you login to your account we will display the screen names of new users who have recently joined.

INFORMATION SHARING

Sharing Information With Third Parties

vfxConnection takes the privacy of our users very seriously. We will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties for marketing purposes. We will only share your personally identifiable with third parties to carry out your instructions and to provide specific services. For instance, we use a credit card processing company to bill users for subscription fees. These third parties do not retain, share, or store any personally identifiable information except to provide these services and are bound by strict confidentiality agreements which limit their use of such information.

vfxConnection offers a 'web profile' feature which allows users to publish portions of their vfxConnection profile, including your 'name', but not your 'email address' to the public Internet.

We may provide aggregated data about the usage of our services to third-parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate. We may segment our users by role (i.e. Animators, Supervisors), software skill, geographic location, company.

Partnering with Other Organizations to Offer Combined Services

vfxConnection partners with other online services to give you the combined results of both services. Whenever we offer such combined services it will be your choice to make use of the combined services or not. In these cases, your personally identifiable information will only be passed from vfxConnection to the partner if you choose to use the combined service.

Communications Between Users

Many emails you initiate through vfxConnection (an invitation sent to a non-user, for instance) will list your email address and name in the header of the message. Emails you initiate may also provide aggregate information about your network (for instance how many people are in your network), but will never list the people to whom you're connected. Other communications that you initiate through the vfxConnection web site, like a request for colleague connection, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal contact information.

Legal Disclaimer

It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

ACCESSING AND CHANGING YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION

You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information, or to the settings for, your  vfxConnection account at any time by logging in to your account on the vfxConnection web site and editing the information on your Profile page. You may also close your account through the vfxConnection web site. If you close your vfxConnection account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable data. We may retain certain data contributed by you if it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally-identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. All retained data will continue to be subject to the terms of the vfxConnection Privacy Policy that you have previously agreed to.

SECURITY


In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on vfxConnection is password-protected, and sensitive data is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and our web site. To protect any data you store on our servers we also regularly audit our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks and we use a tier-one secured-access data center.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

vfxConnection may update this privacy policy. In the event there are significant changes in the way we treat your personally identifiable information, we will display a notice on this site. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS


If you have questions or comments about this privacy policy, please use the contact us link.





Design Submission
Legal Terms & Conditions

Last Revised Aug 11th, 2012
 
In consideration of vfxConnection evaluating your Design (hereinafter the 'Design') for its possible use in movies, animation, games, rides, clothing and wall graphics (the 'Items'), you agree to the following terms and conditions ('Terms and Conditions').

If your Design is selected for use by vfxConnection, you acknowledge that you assign to vfxConnection and its subsidiaries and affiliates (hereinafter collectively 'vfxConnection') the entire right, title, and interest in and to the copyright in your Design including the right to sue for past infringement and the right to further sublicense the Design, for its sole and exclusive use on and in connection with the Items. You also acknowledge that you waive all 'moral' rights that you may have in and to your Design.

If your Design is selected, vfxConnection may use your Design in any manner on or in connection with the Items, including but not limited to: reproducing the Design on the Items, selling Items bearing the Design, changing or reworking the Design by making color or size changes, making derivative works of the Design, using the Design on the vfxConnection website and on promotional material for vfxConnection, and registering the Design with the US Copyright Office in the name of VFXConnection as the Claimant, and you as the Author. You agree to provide vfxConnection with minimal information as may be required in order to register the copyright in the Design if vfxConnection so requests, at no cost.

You may use or continue to use the Design for any other purposes, except those described below.

If your Design is selected, you may not use the Design (or derivatives of the Design) or allow others to use the Design (or derivatives of the Design) on any Items, as described above. In addition, by submitting your Design, you may not reproduce, sell, or submit the Design to others for any commercial purpose for ninety (90) days after the date of submission while the Design is being evaluated by vfxConnection. Once the ninety (90) days have passed, if your Design is not chosen by vfxConnection, you are free to use the Design for any commercial or non-commercial purpose. However if your Design is used elsewhere, you must notify vfxConnection by email customerservice@vfxConnection.com about where and when the Design will be used, so that it can be removed from the vfxConnection website at that time. In addition, if the Design is used or reproduced for commercial purposes elsewhere, you cannot use the vfxConnection blogs to promote the Design or the company using the Design. You further agree not to use the vfxConnection blogs to promote the products and services of any company that operates in competition with vfxConnection. vfxConnection reserves the right to choose your design after the (90) days have passed, on the condition that the design has not been used for commercial purposes on any Items, as described above.

You acknowledge that the Design you are assigning to vfxConnection is your own original work, has not been previously published, and does not contain any trademarks, logos, copyrighted material, or any other intellectual property belonging to any third party, or any material, which vfxConnection in its sole discretion, deems to be profane or offensive.

You acknowledge that vfxConnection reserves the right to decline to select a Design for consideration for any reason, including poor design, as further explained in the 'Decline Reasons' pdf on the vfxConnection website, which are subject to change at any time.

If your Design is selected for use by vfxConnection, you will receive a badge on your vfxConnection profile. Additionally, you may receive cash rewards stated in the competition rules. vfxConnection reserves the right to change these terms at any time, by posting them on the vfxConnection website, and changes will be effective upon posting. Payment will be based on the terms in effect when your Design is selected. You alone will be responsible for the payment of any tax that arises as a result of receiving payment from vfxConnection. Payment will be sent within ninety (90) days after vfxConnection receives hi-resolution artwork deemed suitable for use. If the hi-resolution artwork is not deemed suitable for use as determined by vfxConnection, vfxConnection will notify you of the reason(s) for its determination by email and will make a good-faith effort to assist you in presenting a suitable hi-resolution format.

Participants, who in the opinion of vfxConnection, do not comply with these Terms and Conditions, or for any other reason at vfxConnection's sole discretion, can at any time be excluded from consideration without notice.

The decisions of vfxConnection are final and binding.

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Story Idea Submission 

Legal Terms & Conditions

Last Revised Aug 15th, 2012
 
In consideration of vfxConnection evaluating your Story Idea (hereinafter the 'Idea') for its possible use in a animation, movie, ride, game, clothing and wall graphics (the 'Items'), you agree to the following terms and conditions ('Terms and Conditions').

If your Idea is selected for use by vfxConnection, you acknowledge that you assign to vfxConnection and its subsidiaries and affiliates (hereinafter collectively 'vfxConnection') the entire right, title, and interest in and to the copyright in your Idea including the right to sue for past infringement and the right to further sublicense the Idea, for its sole and exclusive use on and in connection with the Items. You also acknowledge that you waive all 'moral' rights that you may have in and to your Idea.

If your Idea is selected, vfxConnection may use your Idea in any manner on or in connection with the Items, including but not limited to: reproducing the Idea in the Items, selling Items bearing the Idea, changing or reworking the Idea by making color or size changes, making derivative works of the Idea, using the Idea on the vfxConnection website and on promotional material for vfxConnection, and registering the Idea with the US Copyright Office in the name of VFXConnection as the Claimant, and you as the Author. You agree to provide vfxConnection with minimal information as may be required in order to register the copyright in the Idea if vfxConnection so requests, at no cost.

You may use or continue to use the Idea for any other purposes, except those described below.

If your Idea is selected, you may not use the Idea (or derivatives of the Idea) or allow others to use the Idea (or derivatives of the Idea) on any Items, as described above. In addition, by submitting your Idea, you may not reproduce, sell, or submit the Idea to others for any commercial purpose for ninety (90) days after the date of submission while the Idea is being evaluated by vfxConnection. Once the ninety (90) days have passed, if your Idea is not chosen for development by vfxConnection, you are free to use the Idea for any commercial or non-commercial purpose. However if your Idea is used elsewhere, you must notify vfxConnection by email customerservice@vfxConnection.com about where and when the Idea will be used, so that it can be removed from the vfxConnection website at that time. In addition, if the Idea is used or reproduced for commercial purposes elsewhere, you cannot use the vfxConnection blogs to promote the Idea or the company using the Idea. You further agree not to use the vfxConnection blogs to promote the products and services of any company that operates in competition with vfxConnection. vfxConnection reserves the right to choose your design after the (90) days have passed, on the condition that the design has not been used for commercial purposes on any Items, as described above.

You acknowledge that the Idea you are assigning to vfxConnection is your own original work, has not been previously published, and does not contain any trademarks, logos, copyrighted material, or any other intellectual property belonging to any third party, or any material, which vfxConnection in its sole discretion, deems to be profane or offensive.

You acknowledge that vfxConnection reserves the right to decline to select an Idea for consideration for any reason.

If your Idea is selected for use by vfxConnection, you will receive a badge on your profile. Additionally, you may receive cash rewards according to the competition rules. vfxConnection reserves the right to change these terms at any time, by posting them on the vfxConnection website, and changes will be effective upon posting. Payment will be based on the terms in effect when your Idea is selected. You alone will be responsible for the payment of any tax that arises as a result of receiving payment from vfxConnection. Payment will be sent within ninety (90) days after vfxConnection receives an Idea package deemed suitable for production. If the Idea package is not deemed suitable for production as determined by vfxConnection, vfxConnection will notify you of the reason(s) for its determination by email and will make a good-faith effort to assist you in presenting a suitable Idea package.

Participants, who in the opinion of vfxConnection, do not comply with these Terms and Conditions, or for any other reason at vfxConnection's sole discretion, can at any time be excluded from consideration without notice.

The decisions of vfxConnection are final and binding.