These updated terms went into effect on October 15, 2015, at 12 a.m. Eastern Time, and apply to all projects launched on MooviPro on or after that date.
1. Welcome to MooviPro!
We may change these terms from time to time. If we do, we will let you know about any material changes, either by notifying you on the Site or by sending you an email. New versions of the terms will never apply retroactively — we will tell you the exact date they go into effect. If you keep using MooviPro after a change, that means you accept the new terms.
MooviPro is for your personal, non-commercial use, except as explained in sections 4 and section 5 below.
2. About Creating an Account
To sign up for a MooviPro account, you need to be 18 or over. You are responsible for your account and all the activity on it.
You can browse MooviPro without registering for an account. However, to use some of MooviPro’s functions, you will need to register, choose an account name, and set a password. When you do that, the information you give us has to be accurate and complete. Do not impersonate anyone else or choose names that are offensive or that violate anyone’s rights. If you do not follow these rules, we may cancel your account.
You are responsible for all the activity on your account, and for keeping your password confidential. If you find out that someone has used your account without your permission, you should report it to support@MooviPro.com.
To sign up for an account, you need to be at least 18 years old, or old enough to form a binding contract where you live. If necessary, we may ask you for proof of age.
3. Things You Definitely Shouldn’t Do
This section is a list of things you probably already know you shouldn’t do — lie, break laws, abuse people, steal data, hack other people’s computers, and so on. Please behave yourself. Do not do this stuff.
Millions of people use MooviPro. We expect all of them to behave responsibly and help keep this a nice place. Do not do any of these things on the Site:
Do not break the law
Do not take any action that infringes or violates other people’s rights, violates the law, or breaches any contract or legal duty you have toward anyone.
Do not lie to people
Do not post information you know is false, misleading, or inaccurate. Do not do anything deceptive or fraudulent.
Do not offer prohibited items
Do not offer any rewards that are illegal, violate any of MooviPro’s policies, rules, or guidelines, or violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, or regulation.
Do not victimize anyone
Do not do anything threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, tortious, obscene, profane, or invasive of another person’s privacy.
Do not spam
Do not distribute unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material, or any junk mail, spam, or chain letters. Do not run mail lists, listservs, or any kind of auto-responder or spam on or through the Site.
Do not harm anyone’s computer
Do not distribute software viruses, or anything else (code, films, programs) designed to interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or equipment on the Site (whether it belongs to MooviPro or another party).
Do not abuse other users’ personal information
When you use MooviPro — and especially if you create a successful project — you may receive information about other users, including things like their names, email addresses, and postal addresses. This information is provided for the purpose of participating in a MooviPro project: don’t use it for other purposes, and don’t abuse it.
We also need to make sure that the Site is secure and our systems function properly. So do not do any of these things — most of which boil down to “don’t mess with our system.”
Do not try to interfere with the proper workings of the Services.
Do not bypass any measures we have put in place to secure the Services.
Do not try to damage or get unauthorized access to any system, data, password, or other information, whether it belongs to MooviPro or another party.
Do not take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, or on our third-party providers. (We reserve the right to determine what is reasonable.)
Do not use any kind of software or device (whether it is manual or automated) to “crawl” or “spider” any part of the Site.
Do not take apart or reverse engineer any aspect of MooviPro in an effort to access things like source code, underlying ideas, or algorithms
4. How Projects Work
MooviPro provides a funding platform for creative projects. When a creator posts a project on MooviPro, they are inviting other people to form a contract with them. Anyone who join a project is accepting the creator’s offer, and forming that contract.
MooviPro is not a part of this contract — the contract is a direct legal agreement between creators and their team. Here are the terms that govern that agreement:
When a project funded successfully, the creator must complete the project and fulfil each reward. Once a creator has done so, they have satisfied their obligation to their team members. Throughout the process, creators owe their members a high standard of effort, honest communication, and a dedication to bringing the project to life. At the same time, members must understand that when they back a project, they are helping to create something new — not ordering something that already exists. There may be changes or delays, and there is a chance something could happen that prevents the creator from being able to finish the project as promised. If a creator is unable to complete their project and fulfill rewards, they have failed to live up to the basic obligations of this agreement. To right this, they must make every reasonable effort to find another way of bringing the project to the best possible conclusion for the team. A creator in this position has only remedied the situation and met their obligations to members if:
- They post an update that explains what work has been done, how funds were used, and what prevents them from finishing the project as planned
- They work diligently and in good faith to bring the project to the best possible conclusion in a timeframe that’s communicated to backers;
- They’re able to demonstrate that they’ve used funds appropriately and made every reasonable effort to complete the project as promised;
- They’ve been honest, and have made no material misrepresentations in their communication to backers; and
- They offer to return any remaining funds to members who have not received their reward (in proportion to the amounts pledged), or else explain how those funds will be used to complete the project in some alternate form.
The creator is solely responsible for fulfilling the promises made in their project. If they are unable to satisfy the terms of this agreement, they may be subject to legal action by backers.
5. How Funding Works
This section goes over the details of backing and creating projects — things like how money collected, whether pledges can be changed or canceled, and how creators can contact members to provide rewards
These terms apply when you are backing a project:
You are only charged if the project reaches its fundraising goal.
You will provide your payment information when you pledge, but you won’t be charged. Your payment will only be collected if, at the time of the project’s funding deadline, the project has reached its fundraising goal. The exact amount you pledged is the amount MooviPro will collect. If the campaign has not reached its fundraising goal, you will not be charged, no funds will be collected, and no money will change hands.
In some cases, we will reserve the charge on your card.
MooviPro and its payment partners may authorize or reserve a charge on your credit card (or whatever payment method you use) for any amount up to the full pledge, at any time between the pledge and the collection of funds.
You can change or cancel your pledge at any time before the project’s funding deadline (with one exception).
You can increase, decrease, or cancel your pledge at any time during the campaign, with one exception. During the last 24 hours of the campaign, you can’t decrease or cancel your pledge without contacting customer support first — if that action would drop the project below its funding goal. Once the project has been funded, you can only cancel or change your pledge by making special arrangements directly with the creator.
The Estimated Delivery Date is the creator’s estimate.
The date listed on each reward is the creator’s estimate of when they will provide the reward — not a guarantee to fulfill by that date. The schedule may change as the creator works on the project. We ask creators to think carefully, set a date they feel confident they can work toward, and communicate with members about any changes.
The creator may need to send you questions about your reward.
To deliver rewards, the creator might need information from you, like your mailing address or t-shirt size. They’ll request that information after the campaign has succeeded. To receive the reward, you’ll need to provide the information in a reasonable amount of time.
MooviPro doesn’t offer refunds
Responsibility for finishing a project lies entirely with the project creator. MooviPro doesn’t hold funds on creators’ behalf, cannot guarantee creators’ work, and does not offer refunds.
These are the terms that apply when you’re creating a project:
You can refund individual pledges if you want
After your project has been funded, you can cancel and refund a backer’s pledge at any time. If you do, you have no further obligation to that specific backer, and no agreement exists between you.
We’ll charge our fees before putting funds in your account.
MooviPro and its payment partners will subtract fees before transmitting the proceeds of a campaign.
Some pledges can’t be collected, which might reduce the amount of funding you get
Because some payments can’t be collected — for instance, when a backer’s credit card expires before funding ends, and they don’t provide updated information — we can’t guarantee that the amount of funding you receive will be exactly equal to the full amount pledged minus fees.
Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
Do not assume you will be able to launch your project when you want; there could be a reason we are not able to accept it, or a problem that takes time to resolve. Do not assume you will be able to immediately collect your funding; there may be a delay between the end of a successful campaign and your access to the funds. And don’t take any actions in reliance on collecting any of the money pledged until you actually have the ability to withdraw it from your account and spend it.
6. Stuff We Don’t Do and Aren’t Responsible For
We don’t oversee projects’ performance, and we don’t mediate disputes between users.
MooviPro is not liable for any damages or losses related to your use of the Services. We do not become involved in disputes between users, or between users and any third party relating to the use of the Services. We do not oversee the performance or punctuality of projects, and we do not endorse any content users submit to the Site. When you use the Services, you release MooviPro from claims, damages, and demands of every kind — known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed — arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and the Services. All content you access through the Services is at your own risk. You are solely responsible for any resulting damage or loss to any party.
7. Our Fees
Fees charged only on successfully funded projects. We charge 5%, in addition to any fees from our payments partners
Creating an account on MooviPro is free. If you create a project that is successfully funded, we collect fees. Our fees may vary slightly based on your location.
We will not collect any fees without giving you a chance to review and accept them. If our fees ever change, we will announce that on our Site. Some funds pledged by members are collected by payment providers. Each payment provider is its own company, and MooviPro is not responsible for its performance.
You are responsible for paying any additional fees or taxes associated with your use of MooviPro.
8. Other Websites
If you follow a link to another website, what happens there is between you and them — not us.
MooviPro may contain links to other websites. (For instance, project pages, user profiles, and comments may link to other sites.) When you access third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. We do not control or endorse those sites.
MooviPro collaborates with other companies for payment processing. When you back or create a project, you are also agreeing to the payment processor’s terms of service.
9. Your Intellectual Property
We do not own the stuff you post on MooviPro. Nevertheless, when you post it, you are giving us permission to use or copy it however, we need in order to run the site, or show people what is happening on it. (We generally just use this to promote projects our community on the website.) You are responsible for the content you post, and you are vouching to us that it is all okay to use.
MooviPro does not own content you submit to us (your “Content”). However, we do need certain licenses from you in order to perform our Services. When you submit a project for review, or launch a project, you agree to these terms:
We can use the content you have submitted
You grant to us, and others acting on our behalf, the worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub licensable, transferable right to use, exercise, commercialize, and exploit the copyright, publicity, trademark, and database rights with respect to your Content.
When we use the content, we can make changes, like editing or translating it.
You grant us the right to edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, delete, or translate any of your Content.
You won’t submit stuff you don’t hold the copyright for (unless you have permission).
Your Content will not contain third-party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third-party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material, or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material (and to grant MooviPro all the license rights outlined here).
Any royalties or licensing on your Content are your responsibility
You will pay all royalties and other amounts owed to any person or entity based on your Content, or on MooviPro’s hosting of that Content
You promise that if we use your Content, we are not violating anyone’s rights or copyrights.
If MooviPro or its users exploit or make use of your submission in the ways contemplated in this agreement, you promise that this will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including (without limitation) any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
You are responsible for the stuff you post.
All information submitted to the Site, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom that content originated.
We are not responsible for mistakes in your content.
MooviPro will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content.
10. MooviPro’s Intellectual Property
The content on MooviPro protect itself in various ways. You do have the right to use it for certain personal purposes, but you cannot use it for anything commercial without getting permission first.
MooviPro’s Services legally protected in various ways, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, and other rights and laws. You agree to respect all copyright and other legal notices, information, and restrictions contained in any content accessed through the Site. You also agree not to change, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of the Service.
MooviPro grants you a license to reproduce content from the Services for personal use only. This license covers both MooviPro’s own protected content and user-generated content on the Site. (This license is worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sub licensable, and non-transferable.) If you want to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, or store any of this content for a commercial purpose, you need prior written permission from MooviPro or the relevant copyright holder. A “commercial purpose” means you intend to use, sell, license, rent, or otherwise exploit content for commercial use, in any way.
11. How We Deal with Copyright Issues
We comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. To learn more about how we deal with claims of copyright infringement, read our Copyright Policy.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act lays out a system of legal requirements for dealing with allegations of copyright infringement. MooviPro complies with the DMCA, and we respond to notices of alleged infringement if they comply with the law and the requirements set forth in our Copyright Policy. We reserve the right to delete or disable content alleged to be infringing, and to terminate accounts for repeat infringers. (We do this when appropriate and at our sole discretion.)
12. Deleting Your Account
You can delete your account at any time. Deleting your account won’t make content you have already posted go away.
You can terminate your account at any time. All provisions of this agreement survive termination of an account, including our rights regarding any content you have already submitted to the Site. (For instance, if you have launched a project, deleting your account will not remove the project from the Site.)
13. Our Rights
To operate, we need to be able to maintain control over what happens on our website. Therefore, in this section, we reserve the right to make decisions to protect the health and integrity of our system. We do not take these powers lightly, and we only use them when we absolutely have to.
MooviPro reserves these rights:
- We can make changes to the MooviPro Site and Services without notice or liability.
- We have the right to decide who is eligible to use MooviPro. We can cancel accounts or decline to offer our Services. (Especially if you are abusing them.) We can change our eligibility criteria at any time. If these things are prohibited by law where you live, then we revoke your right to use MooviPro in that jurisdiction.
- We have the right to cancel any pledge to any project, at any time and for any reason.
- We have the right to reject, cancel, interrupt, remove, or suspend any project at any time and for any reason. MooviPro is not liable for any damages results of any of these actions, and it is our policy not to comment on the reasons for any such action.
14. Warranty Disclaimer
We work hard to provide you with great services, but we cannot guarantee everything will always work perfectly. This site is presented as-is, without warranties.
You use our Services solely at your own risk. They are provided to you “as is”, “as available”, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied
MOOVIPRO SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE OF TRADE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM MOOVIPRO SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
If you do something on MooviPro that winds up getting us sued, you have to help defend us.
If you do something that gets us sued, or break any of the promises you make in this agreement, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other legal costs) that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of MooviPro. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to this indemnification clause, in which case you agree that you will cooperate and help us in asserting any defenses.
16. Limitation of Liability
If something bad happens as a result of your using MooviPro, we’re not liable (beyond a small amount).
To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event will MooviPro, its directors, employees, partners, suppliers, or content providers be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential, special, or exemplary damages of any kind, including but not limited to damages (i) resulting from your access to, use of, or inability to access or use the Services; (ii) for any lost profits, data loss, or cost of procurement or substitute goods or services; or (iii) for any conduct of content of any third party on the Site. In no event shall MooviPro’s liability for direct damages be in excess of (taken together) one hundred U.S. dollars ($100.00).
17. Dispute Resolution and Governing Law
We are located in New York, and any disputes with us have to be handled in New York under New York State law.
We at MooviPro encourage you to contact us if you are having an issue, before resorting to the courts. In the unfortunate situation where legal action does arise, these Terms (and all other rules, policies, or guidelines incorporated by reference) will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York and the United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law, and without application of the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act or the United Nations Convention of Controls for International Sale of Goods. You agree that MooviPro and its Services deemed a passive website that does not give rise to jurisdiction over MooviPro or its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers, or shareholders, either specific or general, in any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms, or your use or non-use of MooviPro, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in New York County in the State of New York, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of these courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. You hereby irrevocably waive any right you may have to trial by jury in any dispute, action, or proceeding.
18. The Rest
These are our official terms and our rules for how things work. (So if you ever see confusing or conflicting information about any of this stuff, just check these terms — they are the last word.) Thanks so much for reading them, and for using MooviPro!
These Terms and the other material referenced in them are the entire agreement between you and MooviPro with respect to the Services. They supersede all other communications and proposals (whether oral, written, or electronic) between you and MooviPro with respect to the Services and govern our future relationship. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid under the law, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms otherwise will remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either you or MooviPro to exercise any right provided for in these Terms in any way will not deemed a waiver of any other rights.
These Terms are personal to you. You cannot assign them, transfer them, or sublicense them unless you get MooviPro’s prior written consent. MooviPro has the right to assign, transfer, or delegate any of its rights and obligations under these Terms without your consent. MooviPro will provide you notice via email, written notice, or by conspicuously posting the notice on our Site.