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TERMS OF SERVICE
On behalf of the entire staff, we welcome you to Sideshowcollectors.com. As with any large community, we ask that everyone follow our TOS (Terms of Service) which are a set of guidelines and rules for everyone to follow. The Terms of Use, the Sideshowcollectors.com Privacy Policy, and the Intellectual Property Policy applies to each visitor to and user of Sideshowcollectors.com, including unregistered and registered users. Terms of Service and Terms of Use are used interchangeably.


Please note that Sideshowcollectors.com is not owned, affiliated in a material way or influenced by Sideshow Collectibles, Inc. or any of their partners, licensors or subsidiaries.  None of the staff at Sideshowcollectors.com can make any changes to your sideshowtoy.com account or assist in any customer service matter.  If you have questions for Sideshow Collectibles, Inc. or need assistance about an order from sideshowtoy.com you can contact them through sideshowtoy.com.  No email, post or other communication directed to Sideshow Collectibles, Inc. will be answered through posting, private messaging, or emailing staff of Sideshowcollectors.com.

By visiting this website you are agreeing to abide by these Terms of Use. If you do not understand these Terms of Use, or do not agree to be bound by them or the Privacy Policy and Intellectual Property Policy you must immediately leave this website.

You acknowledge that you are 13 years of age or older, and, if under the age of 18, are using this site under the supervision of a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to visit or otherwise use our site.

Terms of Service Changes
Sideshowcollectors.com may change these Terms of Service at any time and the changes will become effective on the 15th day after posting the revised Terms of Use. You are responsible for checking periodically for changes and your continued use of the Sideshowcollectors.com after that date indicates your acceptance of the new Terms of Use.
These Terms of Use were last revised on March 24, 2015.

User Modification and Termination
Sideshowcollectors.com reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the website (or any part of it) with or without notice. You agree that Sideshowcollectors.com shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the website.

 You agree that Sideshowcollectors.com, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part of it) or ability to use the website, and remove and discard any content within the website, for any reason or for no reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use, or for violating the letter or the spirit of these Terms of Use. You agree that any termination of your access to the website may be immediate and without prior notice. You further agree that Sideshowcollectors.com shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your use or ability to access the website and that Sideshowcollectors.com shall not be required to delete or otherwise remove accounts or content at any time. Sideshowcollectors.com reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary with respect to your user account and ability to use the website.

Content Ownership 
The content on the website, including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like and the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained therein are owned by or licensed to Sideshowcollectors.com, subject to copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights under the law. The content included in the website, including all Web site design, text, graphics, photos, audio, video, the selection and arrangement thereof, and all software that are part of the Sideshowcollectors.com is owned or licensed by Sideshowcollectors.com and/or its licensors. All such material is made available to you for your personal, non-commercial use and may be stored on a computer only for such use. Publication, sale, redistribution in any form or medium, as well as modification or use of this material, except as expressly permitted, is prohibited without the prior written permission of Sideshowcollectors.com.

Code of Conduct
Although the constitution of the US guarantees that “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech”, Sideshowcollectors.com is not Congress. Freedom of speech rights do not extend to Sideshowcollectors.com. Please see the Code of Conduct for rules on what is and isn’t allowed on this forum. If you choose not to follow the guidelines agreed to during registration, it will result in disabling your account.

Posting responsibility
You are individually and solely responsible for all content that you transmit through the Sideshowcollectors.com. You agree to transmit only content which you own, have created or which you have express permission to transmit.
You agree that you are individually and solely responsible for ensuring the content you post is in compliance with all applicable laws, including those governing intellectual property. You acknowledge and agree that Sideshowcollectors.com does not control, does not endorse and does not verify any content and is not responsible or liable for any content, even though it may be unlawful, harassing, libelous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable, or may infringe upon the intellectual property or other rights of another. You acknowledge and agree that you shall not post any content which infringes the rights of any third party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights and privacy or publicity rights. In the event that such content is transmitted in any way on Sideshowcollectors.com, you shall indemnify and hold the Sideshowcollectors.com harmless for any said violation.

Indemnification
 
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sideshowcollectors.com, its members, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) Your use of and access to the website; (ii) Your violation of any term of these Terms of Use; (iii) Your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claims that caused damage to a third party.

Considering the real-time nature of Sideshowcollectors.com, it is impossible for us to review all messages or confirm the validity of information posted.
We do not actively monitor the contents of every message posted on the website. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message.
The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of Sideshowcollectors.com, its owner, or any entity associated with Sideshowcollectors.com.

Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately using the Report button. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.


Community Conduct
 By using and/or registering for the community boards, user pages, or other tools or applications for communicating, posting, or content, you agree to post content that is proper and related to the particular forum. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using the website,
YOU WILL NOT:


Rights you grant to Sideshowcollectors.com
 By submitting any content through or to Sideshowcollectors.com,  you hereby irrevocably grant to Sideshowcollectors.com, its affiliates and distributors, a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and fully sub-licensable license, to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publicly perform, publicly display, create derivative works from, transfer, transmit and distribute on Sideshowcollectors.com, in connection with promotion or elsewhere, such content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate said content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed. Sideshowcollectors.com will take reasonable precautions to help you to keep your email and voicemail messages private. The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such content, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. You agree that the foregoing grant of rights by you to Sideshowcollectors.com is provided without any the entitlement of payment of fees or consideration.

Sideshowcollectors.com is a public site and is indexed by Google and other Search Engines on a daily basis. If there is something you are concerned about being public knowledge, you should not be posting it on Sideshowcollectors.com or anywhere online.

We occasionally share posts from Sideshowcollectors.com on various social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook or Youtube channel; but not limited to same. No personal details are shared. What we share is publicly available on Sideshowcollectors.com.


Children and Mature Content
The Services are not directed to children under the age of 18. You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parents or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Use, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Use. Sideshowcollectors.com will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13. Please be aware that certain areas on Sideshowcollectors.com contain mature content. You may be exposed to content on Sideshowcollectors.com that you find offensive, indecent or objectionable. By using the website you assume all risk associated with its use. We encourage parents to supervise their children’s use of the internet and maintain open communication regarding appropriate materials for use and viewing by their children.


Disagreements with Policies or Staff Decisions
You agree not to argue about policies or moderating decisions in the public forums. If you disagree with a policy or a decision, you may respectfully post your comments in a private message to a moderator or administrator.

Multiple Accounts:  Creation of multiple accounts is prohibited. Use of 2 accounts by the same member simultaneously is not permitted, and one or all accounts may be banned or suspended without notice, especially if the multiple accounts are being used to troll the board.

If you need to change your user ID name after the registration is complete please contact administration by private message and submit three (3) choices for consideration and your rationale for the change. An administrator will contact you if one of the names is available.


Breach of Terms of Service
Sideshowcollectors.com staff reserves the right to edit/remove the posts and/or disable the account of any member who does not comply with these guidelines or any reason deemed appropriate by the administration for the good of the community and its safety.
Requests for account removal will entail removing personal data such as location, avatar, signature, etc. to protect the privacy of the person but the member account will remain intact because of the nature of the threading of posts within the database.

Expectations of the Administrator
Members that repeatedly violate these standards after given a warning will be reported to the administrator. Only the administrator can make the decision to BAN a poster and ALL decisions of the administrator are FINAL.

You will enjoy a great deal of freedom here, with the ability to freely debate upon a number of subjects, as long as you remain civil and polite to each other.

Some situations require staff judgment calls, and may not be spelled out in the terms of service.