Terms of Use

The Terms of Use covers all of the Hidden Empire FG sites (“HEFG Sites”) and any associated content, including, but not limited to, email and RSS feeds. Please read this statement carefully before proceeding to access any of the HEFG Sites or Hidden Empire FG content. Your use of the HEFG Sites indicates your agreement to abide by the Terms of Use in effect.

1. Use of Content – Hidden Empire FG is pleased to make its original content available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, for non-commercial reproduction with credit to the source site. This license permits anyone to do the following with original Hidden Empire FG content, in any medium:

To reproduce, remix, or otherwise alter original Hidden Empire FG site material so long as the logo is displayed and credit is given. This includes, specifically, permission:

  1.  to reproduce quotes
  2. to reproduce screenshots of any page of a Hidden Empire FG site
  3. to include original Hidden Empire FG material in mash-ups, mixes, parodies, caricatures, etc… for movies, TV, print, or online

Important Note: This does not include the right to republish images from HEFG Sites, for which Hidden Empire FG may not be the copyright holder, except in the context of a screenshot of the whole site. Hidden Empire FG makes no representations or guarantees about the suitability for third-party use of content that appears on the Hidden Empire FG sites, and licenses herewith only the content of which Hidden Empire FG is the copyright holder.

2. RSS Feeds – Hidden Empire FG provides an excerpt RSS feed for each HEFG Site at http://hiddenempirefilmgroup.com/rss/. If you are using all or substantially all of the feed, we ask that you do not modify it in any way, including the stripping out of advertisements and abide by the following guidelines:

  1. Full ad-supported feeds are intended only for personal use in RSS readers.
  2. For all other feed uses, including reproduction on websites, you should only use the Excerpt feeds, unless otherwise agreed with the company.
  3. Please do not splice the RSS feeds into or otherwise redistribute them via third-party RSS providers.
  4. Please do not add content, including any advertisements or other promotional content, to the RSS feeds.
  5. Hidden Empire FG reserves the right to object to your presentation of the RSS feeds and the right to require you to cease using the RSS feeds at any time.
  6. Hidden Empire FG further reserves the right to terminate its distribution of the RSS feeds or change the content or formatting of the RSS feeds at any time without notice to you.

3. Web Syndication of Hidden Empire FG Content

  1. Internal links in the Site content must not be removed.
  2. The Site logo and/or URL should appear on each page displaying site content.
  3. The format or branding of the headlines, text and other information provided in the RSS feeds must not be modified.
  4. More From…” links back to original Site at the end of each post must be included on content pages and may not be removed.

4. Print Syndication Terms of Use

  1. Reproduction of screenshots from any Site is permissible, without prior written approval, so long as the site logo and URL is fully visible or otherwise included on the page. See above for general permissions on partial content.
  2. The Site logo and URL must appear prominently at the top of each section displaying site content.
  3. Content must be unedited, except for replacement of hyperlinks with full URLs and use of product manufacturer’s site links where appropriate.
  4. Images from a Site must not be used in print without you obtaining the appropriate copyright clearances yourself.

5. General Terms of Use – Hidden Empire FG provides content “as is” and Hidden Empire FG shall not be held liable for your use of the information, the feeds, or your use of the HEFG Sites. Use of a Site’s content, including text and images, on your site, or in print, is entirely at your discretion. Hidden Empire FG is not responsible for any complaints regarding content or images that you choose to display on your site or in print.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED, HIDDEN EMPIRE FG DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES INCLUDING WARRANTIES FOR MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. By accessing the RSS feeds provided above or the HEFG Sites, you indicate that you understand and agree to these terms and conditions set forth in the Terms of Use.

6. Image and Video Terms of Use – Hidden Empire FG sites typically display images, audio, and video (the “Material”) as part of blog posts written by us. The types of Material editors are authorized to use on Hidden Empire FG sites include:

  1. Material licensed from photographic archive and video vendors;
  2. Material supplied to our editors or released into the public domain by public relations and marketing companies for press purposes;
  3. Reader-submitted Material, with the implied representation that the person submitting the material owns the copyright in the material and the right to give it to us for use on HEFG Site(s);
  4. Material published on Flickr or other public photo / video sites with licenses granted under Creative Commons, with attribution in accordance with the Creative Commons license granted in each case;
  5. Material commissioned by Hidden Empire FG
  6. Material that we believe to be covered by the Fair Use Doctrine, taking into account factors such as:
  7. The purpose and character of the use (i.e. transformation from the original, use for criticism, satire or parody
  8. The nature of the copyrighted work (i.e. factual or newsworthy versus creative works)
  9. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the whole (i.e. use of cropped, reduced, low-resolution Material used for no more than to convey the point made)
  10. The effect on the potential market for the copyrighted work (e.g. use that is not substitutive for the original, or would never be licensed in any event)

7. Notices – If Hidden Empire FG receives notice that Material posted is not in keeping with the Terms of Use or the intended use of the Comments section where it is posted, we reserve to right to remove the material. If you think we have published Material that infringes your copyright, we will address your concerns; however, if the material falls into one of the categories listed above, we believe that our use is legitimate and we will not remove it from the site.

Please note that we will respond only to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The text of the Act can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site.

8. External Links Disclaimer – HEFG Sites routinely contain links to external, third party websites. By providing links to other sites, Hidden Empire FG does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to the HEFG Site in question.

Hidden Empire FG does not operate or control and has no responsibility for the information, products and/or services found on any external sites. Nor do such links represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information, products and/or services provided on or through any external sites, including, without limitation, warranties of any kind, either express or implied, warranties of title or non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Visitors to HEFG Sites assume complete responsibility and risk in their use of any external sites. Visitors should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.

9. Information Security – Hidden Empire FG has technical, administrative and physical safeguards in place to help protect against unauthorized access to, use or disclosure of user information we maintain. Under our security practices and policies, access to personally identifiable information is authorized only for those who have a business need for such access, and sensitive records are to be retained only as long as necessary for business or legal needs and destroyed before disposal.

Although we work hard to protect personal information that we collect and store, no program is one hundred percent secure and we cannot guarantee that our safeguards will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use or disclose personal information.

If you become aware of a security issue, please email us at jacky [at] hollywoodstreetking [dot] com. We will work with you to address any problems.

10. Notification of Changes – Whenever Hidden Empire FG changes its Terms of Use, we will post those changes to this Terms of Use page, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

11. Effective Date – This statement of the Terms of Use is effective January 1, 2013.