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Terms and Conditions YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY READ, AND UNDERSTAND ALL THE TOPICS OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS BEFORE REGISTERING TO RENDER-RAY. BE A MEMBER OF RENDER-RAY ("we," "us" "this site" OR "renderray.com") MEANS THAT YOU ACCEPT ALL THE TOPICS UNDER TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE RENDER-RAY MEMBERSHIP SERVICES.

Definitions:
Content: the content means, any material which is published, viewed, uploaded, and downloaded at Render-ray.
Members: Members are the individuals or businesses, who agree the term and condition to create a user account within the Render-ray community,
Free Membership: refers to the members who can use the free services of Render-ray with limits
Free Services: As our free member you will have the rights to download the 3d source files with limits (Look at the definition of free services limits), use forums, rate the 3d source content, write comments, join competitions, and view our free tutorials.
Free Services limits. If you are a free member, you can download maximum 5 scenes. If you would like to continue downloading; you have to upload a scene, or a tutorial of your own. The more you upload, the more you can download. With free membership you do not have the rights for unlimited downloads.
Premium Member: refers to the members who paid for the membership for unlimited 3d scene downloads of render-ray, and 30% discount of all Render-ray products.

Registration Obligations Prior the using of the Service, you (The buyer, user, or member) may register with Render-ray and shall provide true, accurate, current and complete information ("Registration Data") about yourself as prompted by the Registration Form and maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.

User Account, Password and Security
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and/or account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password and/or account.
You agree to notify Render-ray of any unauthorized use of your password and/or account or any other breach of security. You agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Render-ray cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this security measure.

Disclaimer of Warranties
you agree that: You use the service at your own risk. The service is provided on an "as is" and/or "as available" basis. Render-ray expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, and fitness for a particular purpose.

Render-ray does not warrant that
-The service will satisfactorily meet your requirements -The service will be secure, uninterrupted, timely, or error-free, -The acquired results from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, -The quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained through the service by you will meet your expectations, and -Any errors in the software will be corrected. -You will be solely responsible for any loss of data or damage to your computer that results from any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service, which is done at your own discretion and risk. -Except as expressly set forth in this terms and conditions, no advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from render-ray or through or from the service shall be tantamount to any warranty.

Limitation of Liability
You agree that in no event will render-ray be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages whatsoever, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, even if Render-ray has been advised of the possibility of such damages, that result from: -The use or the inability to use the Render-ray services; -The cost of obtaining of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; -Unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; messages or conduct of any third party on the service; or any other matter relating to the service.

General Practices Regarding Use and Storage
You acknowledge that Render-ray shall not responsible or be liable for the deletion or the failure to store any Content maintained, published or transmitted by the Service. You also agree that Render-ray reserves the right to change these general practices and limitations at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without prior notice. Render-ray reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services, whole or parts, with or without prior notice, at any time. You agree that Render-ray shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

Service Usage and Members Conduct
Render-ray provides a range of services that includes: forums, E-Commerce, galleries, 3d scene source file downloads, tutorials, friend invitations, contests, job boards, event calendars and announcements. Any information and data provided by using these services is archived by Render-ray database. Render-ray has the access to Render-ray database where we can review the communications and data when needed. Render-ray will not be held responsible for the information’s that members choose to share by using Render-ray Communication Services. We recommend you to not to share any personal information while using these services. And be sure to control any downloaded content by using an Antivirus Software. Communication services are provided with the intention of being a place to talk about your artwork, software, achievements, and off-topic subjects such as family life or entertainment. Remember that posting any content that contains sex or violence, personal attacks, links to age-restricted or pornographic sites, or other unacceptable disruptive behaviors are strictly forbidden Members/Users/You/Buyers are solely responsible for their own submissions, Members are expected to behave in a manner that is constructive and respectful, so that we can all share our passion for Computer Graphics art while realizing our personal ambitions, and developing friendships with positive attitude

Forum
Render-ray is a computer graphics related community and for keeping potentially offensive topics away from the forum, Render-ray do not tolerate posts that contain any of the subjects under our strictly forbidden section in our terms and Conditions The posts that violate these conditions will be removed and the author’s account will be revoked immediately with or without any notice. Render-ray is a nice CG Community so please behave like that and treat people in the same way you would like to be treated. Do not forget that, you are responsible for your own words and any harm they may cause. Render-ray reserves the right to remove or modify any thread with or without reason or notice.

Copyright Policy (Please Read)
Render-ray web site, its contents, and its products are copyrighted by Render-ray. so it can not be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way outside the website of render-ray, without Render-ray’s written permission, You/Member/User/ are the original copyright holder in all materials (tutorials and 3d source content) that you provide/contribute on this community, however, by accepting our terms and conditions you are agreeing that, any contributions that you provide for Render ray community, you give www.renderray.com the rights for: -Render-ray community members to modify and manipulate all the 3d source files that you provide, which includes but not limited to any textures, models, scenes, lightning setup, materials, and rendering presets. -Render-ray for demonstrating or promoting your contributions and reproducing, renaming, selling, and distributing for promotional and commercial purposes; Render-ray will not be responsible whatsoever with the usage and copyright frauds for the contents stored in this website. If you find any, contact us as soon as possible Strictly forbidden You can not use Render-ray services for any illegal or unlawful purposes. You can not practice anything that can negatively affect the operations of Render-ray community. Ex: to upload content with virus in it or to maintain an excessive amount of data on our servers or uploading anything that may cause unnecessary strain on our systems and networks. You can not broadcast or use politics or political propaganda in any form or any material that could cause any civil or criminal action against law. You can not post destructive or racist comments or/and contents by the intention of disturbing or attacking to anyone by using our services. You can not submit a link for Advertising purposes, unless you have the permission of Render-ray You can not submit offensive images or comments (Ex: anything that can be considered as violence, sexual crime, crime against children etc…) and you can not link to any age restricted or pornographic web sites. You can not refuse to pay purchased items that are received from the Marketplace of Render-ray. You can not practice sending unsolicited mail or e-mail, making unsolicited phone calls or sending unsolicited faxes regarding promotions and/or advertising of products or services to a user of Render-ray You can not post a job that does not specifically exist, or is not for your company except, if you represent an ad agency, recruitment firm, or third party recruitment service, with permission to post on a company's behalf. You can not request or distribute protected materials. This may include contact data, passwords, discounts, software links, cracks, serial numbers, other web links, and the sharing of protected data with other users etc. We reserve the right to alter, edit, or remove any data posted. You can not post any incomplete, inaccurate info or info that does not belong to you. You are solely responsible for the submission of the form, content and accuracy of any resume, job post, company info or a content on Render-ray You must not use or forward any resume without the job seekers permission. You can not use Render-ray services that include but not limited to use the information to sell or promote any products or services and you can not copy or duplicate any of the information available from Render-ray You can not violate any of the subjects under our Terms and Conditions You can not post a job for multiple positions compiled into one job post. Job Posts must be posted onto Render-ray’s Job Board individually. We have the right to remove any such job post at our own discretion. If you see anyone who violates the “strictly forbidden” section please contact us. As Render-ray we are collecting some personal Information’s and these information’s are not shared except in cooperation with appropriate authorities in the case of illegal actions against law, and violations of ”strictly forbidden” section. If you commit any of these violations, Render-ray will have the right to revoke your membership and contact with the appropriate legal authorities.

Job Board Conditions
Employers are solely responsible for their Job Board account information, content, messages or other information that they submit, publish or display on Render-ray’s Job Board or transmit to other users. Employers must register our CG Company Database and fill out the CG Company Database Membership form. Employers must ensure that job posts and their company are posted to the appropriate category. We reserve the right to re-classify job posts without notice. Employers may include hyperlinks within job posts that link directly to their own company website or profile hosted on the website. Employers are not permitted to include hyperlinks to any other employment website. Employers agree that their job posts may be made available to the job boards of our networked partners. The employers may contact us, if they do not want their job posts listed on additional job boards for free, Job Board Content We do not guarantee the performance of the job seekers that may be significant for an employment decision. Render-ray does not independently verify the information provided by users or the identity of users. We do not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of content or any other communications posted by users or endorse any opinions expressed by users. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by users will be at your own risk. We authorize you to view and access to Render-ray’s Job Board solely for your personal use. The contents of Render-ray’s Job Board, such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software and other Render-ray’s Job Board content, are protected under both French and foreign copyright, trademark and other laws. Event Calendar & Announcements Submission Policy Render-Ray has no tolerance on certain behaviors within the CG community. These include, but are not limited to the following rules. The Members can only submit the events related with Computer Graphics. Events or Announcements will not be listed unless required information, including contact information, is provided through our online form, and the form is properly completed. Render-ray reserves the right to edit any event or announcement, including but not limited to changing the category in which that event or announcement is listed. Render-ray will not knowingly publish or permit to be published any information or activities that are considered as a violation like but not limited to, grossly offensive, improper, obscene, dangerous, libelous, false or illegal acts. Links to Other Sites Our www.renderray.com website contains links to our member’s web sites. We are not responsible for the content of linked web sites. Contest Rules: Contest rules apply to everyone who would like to participate to Render-ray Contests Render-ray reserves the right to change or modify these rules or suspend, shorten, modify or cancel the Contest with or without prior notice, at any time. The participants can only make one submission per Contest. All contest participants must register and login to render-ray and agree to bound with Render-ray Terms and Conditions. Entries must be original and must remain unpublished outside of Render-ray till the end of the Contest. Any entry judged as a derivate work will be disqualified. All Contest participants will be responsible to communicate with the Contest Organizers in case of Issues, about the contests, for the prizes etc... All the entries and participants must respect the rules of our strictly forbidden section. At least 10 completed entries must be submitted to any one of the Contests before the deadline of the Contest to be judged. If not, deadline of this particular Contest will be postponed till the completion of 10 submissions. All Participants must provide detailed “making of” articles. Render-ray will not accept the late entries and will not be held responsible for late entries. Judges' decisions are final and will not be held responsible for their decisions. Render-ray staff sponsors and judges cannot participate the Render-ray Contests. The Render-ray Contest Participants warrants that they are the sole copyright holder, or they have obtained the rights sufficient for the purpose of the competition. The entrant grants Render-ray and competition sponsors rights to use all entered materials in any media for sales, marketing and merchandising material provided full and correct credit for the artist clearly appears with said materials. The winners grant Render-ray first right to publish their submitted work in any media. Entrants commit to notify Render-ray in writing at least one week, if they would like to publish their work in any media. The entrant indemnifies Render-ray against any claims or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages from any party that may arise from any use, including but not limited to, publication of entry materials submitted as a part of, or in association with the competition. Render-ray will not return any material submitted. Render-ray will take reasonable measures to ensure the security of entries and information supplied to them. In no event shall Render-ray be liable to any party, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the loss of images and data supplied, even if Render-ray has been advised of the possibility of such loss and damages. This list of terms and conditions constitutes the complete and exclusive statement of the terms and conditions and supersedes any prior terms and conditions, oral or written, and any other communications relating to these terms and conditions.

Upload Policy  
Render-Ray has no tolerance on certain behaviors within the CG community. These include, but are not limited to the following rules. Scene Uploads: You can only use your original elements that you create under your 3d scenes source files to upload, like the textures, the models, and the 3d scenes that you create, If the 3d elements are not yours (this means if you are not the copyright owner), be sure that you are using the royalty-free licensed items or materials like the source files downloaded from render-ray under your 3d scenes. You can not use or upload the others copyrighted or purchased items or materials like textures, 3d models, 3d scenes source files, lights, HDRI’s, motion-capture files, reference images etc.. to create your 3d scenes source files. unless these items, or materials are royalty free licensed like the source files downloaded from render-ray. You can not violate the “strictly forbidden” section of our terms and conditions You can not write a text on your images that you will upload You can not upload anything else than your original 3d scenes source files. Tutorial Uploads: You can not violate the “strictly forbidden” section of our terms and conditions You can not submit someone else’s copyrighted or purchased tutorials. You can only use your original tutorials to upload, You can not submit a link that does not contain your tutorial page. Render-ray will not be responsible whatsoever with the usage and copyright frauds for the contents stored in this website. If you find any, contact us as soon as possible

Privacy Policy
Render-ray maintains a database of member/user information to make the community operations easier for members, users and administrators. Below you will find the information that we collect from our members with details. these information’s are not shared except in cooperation with appropriate authorities in the case of members illegal actions against law, or/and in the case of violations of our” strictly forbidden” section. · Render-ray collects the Members e-mail and IP addresses in our database to help identifying, tracking, and managing issues of render-ray community. · To view uploaded scenes, we were collecting the information of your uploaded 3d source files and tutorials like the title, description, category, software, render time, CPU, and rendering engine, upload date, and ratings. · As Render-ray we collect the amount of time spent viewing the site, the number of visitor, the number of members, the number of times the visitor returns to the site, the number of clicks, and the number of downloaded and uploaded data. · Render-ray maintains a database of merchandise purchases. Purchasing Data consists of, but is not limited to Name, Address, and Phone. Render-ray does not have access to the database of credit card numbers. · If the members authorize Render-ray for receiving E-mails or advertisings from our partners, Render-ray may use the collected data for the purpose of soliciting advertisers. · The Render-ray community contains links to a variety of other web sites. These are usually in the form of product advertisements, and/or member/user provided links. Render-ray cannot, and will not be held responsible for the privacy practices, or content of any web site other than our own. · Render-ray will not give, rent, sell or otherwise release any of the information you have provided us unless required by law, except: - If you decide to post your resume on Render-ray, the info you provide in your resume submission will be accessible to our members. Therefore, you should carefully consider what information you provide in your resume submission. Render-ray is not responsible for employers, recruiters who re-disclose your resume information to 3rd parties without Render-ray’s knowledge or permission. -For Employers, the information you provide in your job postings, including the contact information you choose to include, will be viewable by anyone who visits the Render-ray web site and should be considered as "public" information. If you have specific questions about the privacy of your information, please contact us By visiting this Web site, you are agreeing our Privacy Policy. Render-ray has all the rights to change or upgrade the terms of this Privacy Policy. So, it is your responsibility to visit our Privacy Policy page to review periodically.

Liability
Render-ray is not liable for specific, direct, indirect, consequential, punitive (fines/penalties), or incidental damages, (incl. but not limited to damages through the loss of profit, business interruption, loss of business data, or any other monetary loss) which result from the successful or failed use of Render-ray content, services, or products. Licensor’s entire liability and the buyer’s exclusive remedy shall be no more than the amount paid for the particular Render-ray products(s)

Breach of Contract
The buyer/user/member agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Render-ray our affiliates, business partners, officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from any loss, damages, claim or liability of any kind arising from 1) the use of Render-ray services and Render-ray site contents in any form, 2) any breach of the terms and conditions of this agreement, or 3) the buyer’s/members/ user’s negligent act, omission or willful misconduct.

All license rights granted pursuant to this agreement shall automatically terminate upon the breach of this agreement.

License of Purchased Content
License of purchased Render-ray Products: As a result of a legitimate license or a free download, any transmission of content from registered Render-ray customer apply the following terms:
Render-ray shall retain the copyrights and all other rights in the Render-ray Items (Render-ray products) purchased by the customer. Render-ray grants to the customer a non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide, royalty-free license to: publicly perform, publicly display, and digitally perform the content which is acquired by purchasing or free downloading the content. The customer is expressly prohibited from making any redistribution or resale of any content obtained from Render-ray. The use of any Render-ray products in video games and/or other applications that imply its redistribution will be effected in such a manner that the Render-ray Items (Render-ray products) resides in an executable file and cannot be imported for use by third parties. In any case, such uses will be subject to supervision and authorization by Render-ray. The Render-ray logo and the copyright notice "(c) Render-ray" must be displayed when possible on any commercial product box or production credits when using purchased Render-ray Items (Render-ray products). In the case of commercial productions for entertainment, the credits must include appropriate mention of Render-ray.

Returns
Render-ray does not refund IN ANY CASE. If products specifications do not be exactly as mention in our website or if there is an issue for downloading the purchased item, simply contact us and we will proceed to fixing this. Governing Law The Terms and Conditions and any disputes shall in all respects be exclusively governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of France (Paris). Any dispute in contract or at law arising out of or in connection with the terms and Conditions that cannot be settled amicably shall be submitted to the competent court in France (Paris). Please feel free to Contact us if you have any questions Orkut ERSOY E-mail: orkutersoy@renderray.com Phone: (0033)6 75 04 65 40 Fax: Not available Adress: 80 Avenue de Paris 78000 Versailles/France

Terms and Conditions Amendment Render-ray reserves the right to change the terms of conditions with or without prior notice at any time.



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