Terms of Use

Welcome to StudioFindIt.com.  Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using StudioFindIt.com, which will be referred to in this document as the “Site”.  By using this Site, you agree to these Terms of Use and the linked Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, please exit this Site.  The Site reserves the right to terminate or deny access to this Site to any person who violates these Terms of Use, or for any other reason.  This agreement was revised on January 15, 2014 and is effective for all users.

  1. Introduction and purpose of this site.  This Site is owned and operated by Studio Find It, Inc, which will be referred to in this document as the “SFI” for the purpose of facilitating the rental of items including but not limited to aircraft, watercraft, heavy equipment, film locations, cast / crew housing, vehicles, props and more, between Registered Users of the Site and motion picture industry productions.
  2. Acceptance of terms.  By using the Site in any way, you expressly agree to these Terms of Use as a binding legal agreement between you and SFI.  In addition, when using the Site’s services, you agree to abide by any applicable posted guidelines which may change from time to time.  Should you object to any term or condition of the Terms of Use, any guidelines, or any subsequent modifications thereto or become dissatisfied with the Site in any way, your only recourse is to immediately discontinue use of the Site.  SFI has the right, but is not obligated, to strictly enforce the Terms of Use through self-help, community moderation, active investigation, litigation and prosecution.
  3. Modifications to this agreement.  We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these Terms of Use at any time.  Such modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. You must review this agreement on a regular basis to keep yourself apprised of any changes. Your continued use of the Site after the posting of any modified Terms of Use shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes.  SFI may modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict the use of any portion of the Site without notice of liability.
  4. Registration.  Registration is not required to view certain Content. However, you are required to register if you are (a) the owner of an item that you would like to submit for consideration to be rented to motion picture industry productions, (b) working on a production and would like to inquire about items listed on our site for rent via the quote cart, or (c) to view certain other Content. If you become a Registered User of the Site, you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your User Account. You agree to provide true, accurate, complete, and correct information at the time of registration, and to promptly update this information as needed so that it remains true, accurate, complete, and correct. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for restricting access to your computer so others may not access the Site using your name in whole or in part without your permission. If you believe someone has accessed the Site using your User Account and password without your authorization, immediately send us a notification email at customer.service@studiofindit.com or via the Contact Us Page.
  5. Posting agents.  A “Posting Agent” is a third-party agent, service, or intermediary that offers to post Content to the Site on behalf of others. To moderate demands on SFI’s resources, you may NOT use a Posting Agent to post Content to the Site without express permission or license from SFI.  Correspondingly, Posting Agents are not permitted to post Content on behalf of others, to cause Content to be posted, or otherwise access the Site to facilitate posting Content on behalf of others, except with express permission or license from SFI.
  6. Use of registration information.  You acknowledge, consent and agree that the Site may preserve and disclose your User Account information and the contents of your online communications if required to do so by law, or in good faith belief that preservation and/or disclosure is reasonably necessary for the following purposes: (a) to comply with legal process, such as a court order, search warrant, or subpoena; (b) to enforce the terms and conditions of this Terms of Use; (c) to render service you request; (d) to protect the rights or property of the Site; (e) in circumstances that we deem, in our sole discretion, to pose a threat to the safety of you or others; or (f) to rent your item(s).
  7. Content, policies and practices.  You agree not to Submit information through this Site that in any way is fraudulent or involves the sale, rental or offer of anything illegal; that is false, inaccurate or misleading; that creates liability for SFI or its affiliates; that violates any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation; that discriminates on the grounds of race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, familial status, color, ancestry, source of income, housing status, or military discharge status; that is damaging, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, obscene, libelous, hateful, or invasive of another’s privacy; that misrepresents you or any other person in any way; that infringes any party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; that is about, of, or concerning any person other than yourself; that contains or constitutes any spam, scam, or unsolicited promotional information; that contains or constitutes software viruses or any other code, data, files, information, content, or matter of any kind that is damaging to computers or to the operation of the Site or other SFI publications. You understand that all form submissions, postings, messages, text, files, images, photos, videos, sounds, or other materials (“Content”) posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the Site, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. More specifically, you are entirely responsible for each individual item (“Item”) of Content that you post, email or otherwise make available via the Site. You understand that the Site and Content available through the Site may contain links to other websites, which are completely independent of SFI.  SFI makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in any such site.  Your linking to any other websites is at your own risk. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, that you may not rely on said Content, and that under no circumstances will SFI be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise made available via the Site. You acknowledge that SFI sometimes (but not always) pre-screens and approves Content; therefore, SFI shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any Content that is available via the Site, for violating the letter or spirit of the TERMS OF USE or for any other reason.
  8. Third party content, sites and services. The Site may contain features and functionality that link you or provide you with access to third party content which is completely independent of SFI, including web sites, directories, servers, networks, systems, information and databases, applications, software, programs, products or services, and the Internet as a whole.  Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Site, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals.  You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties.  You agree that SFI shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings. If there is a dispute between participants on this Site, or between users and any third party, you understand and agree that SFI is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you hereby release SFI, its officers, employees, agents and successors in rights from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and / or our service. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
  9. Payment.  There are no fees or payments involved in the use of The Site.  In the event that SFI facilitates the rental of an Item of a Registered User to a motion picture industry production, any payments involved will be handled separately and the transaction governed by a separate contract titled “Rental Agreement”.
  10. License.  SFI reserves the right to change the design, look and feel of the Site at any time for any reason. You authorize SFI to bring any claims it may in its reasonable discretion choose to pursue to prevent third party use of the content or data contained in the Site. By submitting text, photos, or other materials (“Materials”), you grant to SFI and its affiliates a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, fully transferable, fully sub-licensable right and license to copy, modify, display, distribute, perform, archive, store, create derivative works from, and otherwise use and exploit all such Materials in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. You further grant to SFI and its affiliates a royalty-free right and license to use your name, image, and likeness in connection with the redistribution of the Materials.
  11. No spam policy.  You understand and agree that sending unsolicited email advertisements to SFI email addresses or through SFI computer systems, which is expressly prohibited by these Terms, will use or cause to be used servers located in California.  Any unauthorized use of SFI computer systems is a violation of these Terms and certain federal and state laws, including without limitation the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. § 1030 et seq.), Section 502 of the California Penal Code and Section 17538.45 of the California Business and Professions Code.  Such violations may subject the sender and his or her agents to civil and criminal penalties.
  12. Limitations on Service.  You acknowledge that SFI may establish limits concerning use of the Site, including email messages, or other Content that may be transmitted or stored by the Site, and the frequency with which you may access the Service. You agree that SFI has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Content maintained or transmitted by the Site. You acknowledge that SFI reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Site (or any part thereof) with or without notice, and that SFI shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site.
  13. Access to the service.  SFI grants you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive license to access the Site for your own personal use.  This license does not include: (a) access to the Site by Posting Agents; or (b) any collection, aggregation, copying, duplication, display or derivative use of the Site nor any use of data mining, robots, spiders, or similar data gathering and extraction tools for any purpose unless expressly permitted by SFI. A limited exception to (b) is provided to general purpose internet search engines and non-commercial public archives that use such tools to gather information for the sole purpose of displaying hyperlinks to the Site, provided they each do so from a stable IP address or range of IP addresses using an easily identifiable agent and comply with our robots.txt file. “General purpose internet search engine” does not include a website or search engine or other service that specializes in classified listings or in any subset of classifieds listings which is in the business of providing classified ad listing services. SFI permits you to display on your website, or create a hyperlink on your website to individual postings on the Site so long as such use is for noncommercial and/or news reporting purposes only (e.g., for use in personal web blogs or personal online media).  If the total number of such postings displayed or linked to on your website exceeds one hundred (100) postings, your use will be presumed to be in violation of the TERMS OF USE, absent express permission granted by SFI to do so.  You may also create a hyperlink to the home page of the Site so long as the link does not portray SFI, its employees, or its affiliates in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter.Use of the Site beyond the scope of authorized access granted to you by SFI immediately terminates said permission or license.  In order to collect, aggregate, copy, duplicate, display or make derivative use of the Site or any Content made available via the Site for other purposes (including commercial purposes) not stated herein, you must first obtain a license from SFI.
  14. Representations & warranty; indemnity.  You represent and warrant that: (a) you have full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and perform its obligations hereunder; (b) you own (or have the right to use) all Content posted, in the Item you submitted in the Submit an Item Form; (c) the Item listed will not violate or infringe any law, rule, regulation or right of any third party; (d) you will fulfill all representations and commitments made in your Item listing; and, (e) you will act at all times in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You agree to release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless SFI and its affiliates, and each of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives and contractors, from every claim, liability, expense or injury related to any allegation regarding: the breach of any representation or warranty made, or failure to perform any obligation undertaken by you pursuant to these Terms of Use; the content of, or representations made in, any Item provided by you; and any other Content, material or information provided, created or used by you. SFI will have the right to reasonably control the defense of any claim involving SFI and/or its affiliates.
  15. Disclaimer of Warranties.  YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” OR “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND.  ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SFI DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE.  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SFI DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR LISTED ON THE SITE OR ACCESSED THROUGH ANY LINKS ON THE SITE.  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SFI DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE.  Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties.  In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing disclaimers may not apply to you insofar as they relate to implied warranties.
  16. Limitations of liability.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SFI BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (EVEN IF SFI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM ANY ASPECT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF THE SITE, FROM INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, MODIFICATION, ALTERATION, OR TERMINATION OF THE SITE.  SUCH LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF OTHER SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY LINKS ON THE SITE, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY LINKS ON THE SITE.  THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In some jurisdictions, limitations of liability are not permitted.  In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.
  17. Termination of service.  You agree that SFI, in its sole discretion, has the right (but not the obligation) to delete or deactivate your account, block your email or IP address, or otherwise terminate your access to or use of the Site (or any part thereof), immediately and without notice, and remove and discard any content within the Site, for any reason, including, without limitation, if SFI believes that you have acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TERMS OF USE. Further, you agree that SFI shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Site.  Further, you agree not to attempt to use the Site after said termination.
  18. Proprietary rights.  The Site is protected to the maximum extent permitted by copyright laws and international treaties.  Content displayed on or through the Site is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to copyrights laws, and international conventions. Any reproduction, modification, creation of derivative works from or redistribution of the Site or the collective work, and/or copying or reproducing the Site or any portion thereof to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of SFI. You further agree not to reproduce, duplicate or copy Content from the Site without the express written consent of SFI, and agree to abide by any and all copyright notices displayed on the Site. You may not decompile or disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any aspect of the Site. STUDIO FIND IT, Inc is a registered mark in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Although SFI does not claim ownership of Content that its users post, by posting Content to any area of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to SFI an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute said Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, said Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses (through multiple tiers) of the foregoing. Furthermore, by posting Content to any area of the Site, you automatically grant SFI all rights necessary to prohibit any subsequent aggregation, display, copying, duplication, reproduction, or exploitation of the Content on the Site by any party for any purpose.
  19. Governing law. These Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You hereby agree that any cause of action you may have with respect to the Site must be exclusively filed in the federal or state courts located in Los Angeles County, California, within six (6) months after the cause of action arises or the cause is barred.
  20. Other Terms. As a condition of using this Site, you agree that all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Site shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms of Use, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision of these Terms of Use will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of the parties, and the remainder of these Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect. Failure by SFI to enforce any provision of this Terms of Use will not be deemed a waiver of future enforcement of that or any other provision of these Terms of Use. The section titles used in this Agreement are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect. In the event of termination of this Agreement for any reason, you agree the following provisions will survive: the indemnity provisions, the license(s) you have granted to SFI and its affiliates, and all other provisions for which survival is equitable or appropriate.
  21. Contact us.  To contact us, please follow this link to the Contact Us Page and complete the form provided or email us at customer.service@studiofindit.com.