Friends Studios publishes this website, to provide updates information about Friends Studios both for its employees worldwide and for businesses and consumers interested in finding out more about Friends Studios and its achievements.
By using this Website, you agree to comply with the general terms and conditions of access and use described in detail below and the laws applicable in France, especially related to online communications.
THIS WEBSITE IS PUBLISHED BY:
Friends Studios srl, a company existing under the laws of Romania
1 Goerge Ionescu-Gion
Romanian Trade Register No. 542 080 601
Phone Number : +33 (0)1 44 43 70 00
Publication director: Radu Enache
THIS WEBSITE IS HOSTED BY:
All users of this Website are subject to the following Terms and Conditions, which may be subject to special terms and conditions when applicable.
Friends Studios reserves the right to change and update the terms and conditions of access to the Website at any time as well as the Terms and Conditions. To keep up with such modifications and updates, users are required to refer to this section on a regular basis to check the currently applicable Terms and Conditions.
Friends Studios reserves the right to change or delete all or part of the Website without prior notice to the users. These changes are effective when posted on this Website without notice upon each subscriber. In such case, no liability can be held against Friends Studios.
1 - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
All reproductions, whether hardcopies or soft copies, of the Website and/or of the works reproduced therein are allowed provided said reproductions are reserved for strictly personal use without any use for advertising and/or commercial purposes and/or that said reproductions comply with the provisions of Section L122-5 of the French Intellectual Property code. Subject to the foregoing, any reproduction, performance, use or modification, by any process, of all or part of the Website and the various works and models contained therein without the prior consent of Friends Studios constitutes a copyright infringement strictly prohibited by law.
The foregoing obligations do not apply to journalists or press publishers, for whom Friends Studios makes available iconographic documents and press releases that may be freely viewed, reproduced and displayed to illustrate their articles and press publications. Such materials are available in the "Press room" section of the Website.
1.2 Rights concerning trademarks
All names, trade names and signs of any nature (such as logotypes or figurative marks), including the names of the goods and services mentioned or reproduced on any kind of advertising document published on this Website by Friends Studios shall remain the property of the advertisers clients of Friends Studios. Any use, reproduction, performance or imitation thereof, even partial, by the Internet users is prohibited without the prior written consent from the owners of the said trademarks. Any violation of the foregoing obligation constitutes a copyright infringement punishable by law.
Moreover, the name "Friends Studios", as well as the names, logotypes and trade names of the companies of Friends Studios are registered trademarks protected in each of the countries in which the relevant companies are set up. Any reproduction, performance or imitation thereof, even partial, is therefore prohibited without the prior written consent from Friends Studios and the companies of Friends Studios that own the said trademarks. Any violation of the foregoing obligation constitutes a trademark infringement punishable by law.
1.3 Intellectual property rights to creations proposed by Website users who are employees of Friends Studios
Friends Studios may publish on this Website creative briefs inviting users of this Website who are employees of Friends Studios to propose original, unpublished creations (hereafter the "Creations"). By registering on this Website and proposing Creations, whether in response to briefs published by Friends Studios or on their own initiative without any brief, Friends Studios employees (hereinafter the "Authors") shall progressively assign to Friends Studios all intellectual property rights to the creations of which they are the Authors as they send the said creations to the Website.
The rights of reproduction, performance and adaptation regarding the Creations shall thus be assigned for the full period of copyright protection in Romania and abroad under the Romanian Intellectual Property Code and international copyright conventions.
Such assignment shall allow Friends Studios or its affiliates to reproduce, perform and adapt the Creations (images and/or texts) in any format, on any data carriers and via any media, whether known or presently unknown, anywhere in the world, for any Friends Studios clients and in any communication campaign disseminated by any means whatsoever.
In the event that the intellectual property rights (copyrights and similar rights, particularly rights to trademarks, designs and models) are related to preliminary versions and are not the property of the Author, the Authors hereby agree to specify the source of the borrowed or adapted works in a note attached to the submitted Creation. The Authors shall mention the name of the author(s) of the first work incorporated into their Creation (e.g., the name of the composer of a musical work) and, if possible, the year of original publication of the said work. In that way, if Friends Studios wishes to produce the Creations for the purposes of one of its advertiser clients, Friends Studios may negotiate with the relevant rights-holders in order to obtain the authorisations and assignments of rights necessary for unchallenged exploitation of the Creations.
The above-mentioned assignment of rights shall be granted exclusively to the Friends Studios and the companies thereof and shall remain valid even in case of the cessation, for any reason, of the employment contract or contract for services between the Authors and the Friends Studios. Consequently, the participants agree to refrain from granting any rights of the same kind to third parties.
2 - IMAGE-EXPLOITATION RIGHTS - PERSONALITY RIGHTS
Models, performing artists and, more generally, any person whose image is incorporated within the photos and advertising films published on this Website have authorized the use of its image in the campaigns produced for the advertiser clients of Friends Studios.
Likewise, the employees and managers of Friends Studios whose image is used on this Website have authorized the use of the relevant iconographic documents within the framework of the Website and only within said framework.
No reproduction, performance or use of such photos and films may be made by the users of the Website without the prior written consent of Friends Studios. Any use, even partial, of such documents, in violation of the foregoing obligation is subject to prosecution.
3 - PROHIBITION AGAINST PUBLISHING ILLICIT CONTENT
The users of this Website, particularly those who post their contents in response to the creative briefs published by Friends Studios or those who participate in a discussion forum opened by Friends Studios, shall refrain from publishing any content whatsoever that provides justifications for crimes against humanity, incites racial hatred or violence, constitutes child pornography or violates human dignity. The same rule is applicable to Website users who contribute to the section "Questions & Alerts". Pursuant to the current legislation and the provisions of the Romanian Criminal Code, Friends Studios is obliged to report to the judicial authorities any such conduct or contents.
To report illicit content to Friends Studios, users are invited to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and a confirmation by registered letter with acknowledgement requested to the following address: Friends Studios - Website Friends-studios.ro - 1 George Ionescu Gion, Bucharest, ROMANIA.
4 - HYPERLINKS
Friends Studios shall under no circumstances be held liable for providing access to websites via hyperlinks on the present Website and shall not be held liable for the contents, products, services, etc., available on the said websites or via the said websites.
5 - WEBSITE CONTENT
5.1 Except if otherwise indicated, the Website is intended for your personal use only and shall not be accessed for commercial purposes.
5.2 Friends Studios, as well as the hosting provider, and, more generally, any company contributing to the design, implementation and online publishing of this Website make every effort to ensure the accuracy and regular updating of the information broadcasted on this Website. Friends Studios reserves the right to correct and modify the content of the website and shall under no circumstances be held liable on that account.
5.3 The Website is provided "as is", and Friends Studios makes no warranty regarding the content of the Website. Friends Studios and the service providers thereof shall not be held liable for any items beyond their control or any damage that may be suffered by users or their technical environment, particularly their computers, software, equipment, networks (modems, telephone, etc.) and any hardware used to access or use the Website.
6 - GOVERNING LAW
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by Romanian law. Any disputes arising out of the interpretation thereof shall be referred exclusively to the courts of Romania.