Terms of Service

Cinemata (the “Website”) is a platform for social and environmental films about the Asia-Pacific. This Website is managed by the EngageMedia Collective Inc. (“EngageMedia”).

Please read the Terms of Service (the “Terms”) and other policies carefully before accessing and using any materials, content, and information on the Website (the “Service”). Any participation on the Website will constitute acceptance of this agreement in its entirety and exclusivity. These terms supersede and replace any and all prior agreements (oral, written, or otherwise) between EngageMedia and you regarding the Website and the Service.

Your Acceptance of the Terms

By using this Website, you consent to and agree to be bound by these Terms. The Service includes, but is not limited to:

  • the creation of an account;
  • the upload and publishing of content;
  • the transcoding of video in multiple resolutions;
  • the subtitling of video in its original language and/or translation of the subtitle into English;
  • the download of content;
  • the engaging with and commenting on content;
  • the sharing of content on third-party sites via embed codes;
  • the inclusion of third-party links to supplement Website content; and,
  • the creation of playlists.

If you are using the Website on behalf of a business, company, or legal entity, you accept acting as its representative in agreeing to the Terms. 

Member Registration

Accessing the Website does not require account registration, meaning you may use the Service on the Website anonymously without the creation of an account. Registered members, however, are entitled to the following additional services:

  • a user account;
  • a public user profile;
  • uploading videos (subject to moderation);
  • commenting on videos; and,
  • and other features that may be added over time.

Content Publication

Cinemata welcomes contributions of a variety of genres and styles, following theWebsite's Editorial Policy (which is subject to change by EngageMedia):

Upon your submission of content, EngageMedia moderators have the discretion to either publish or reject your contribution. Published content, however, does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of EngageMedia. 

For more information on content that may be accepted on the Website, please refer to the Editorial Policy

Content Ownership and Licensing

Content remains the copyright of the original owners, but must be licensed under a Creative Commons License upon upload to the Website. When you publish your work, you will be asked to specify a Creative Commons license.

Third-Party Sites and Services

The Service permits you to link to third-party websites, services, or resources on the Website. Other websites, services, and resources may also contain links to this Website. Accessing these links is at your own risk, and you acknowledge that EngageMedia is not responsible for the inclusion of links to the Website in such third-party services does not imply EngageMedia’s endorsement.  

Membership and Content Removal

EngageMedia reserves the right to remove any content that EngageMedia determines does not adhere to the Editorial Policy, at EngageMedia’s discretion.

EngageMedia has the right to terminate the registration and/or remove member accounts either with no content uploaded or which have been inactive for more than a year. We also reserve the right to remove user accounts that contain advertising, spam, or other content that does not adhere to the Editorial Policy. 

If you believe we have wrongfully terminated your account or removed content on the Website, please contact EngageMedia via this form.

Data Collection and Protection

EngageMedia collects information regarding visits to Cinemata and our other websites. Our websites use open-source web analytics software Matomo. It collects information generated about your use of our website, such as IP addresses (which include location data), ISP, browser type and version, operating system, visiting time (local and server), session, actions per visits, page views per visit, returning visitors, and referring site information. The data we collect through Matomo is stored on our own servers, hosted by Greenhost.

For more information on the type of data collected, please refer to our Privacy Policy.


You will indemnify EngageMedia and its committee of management, staff, and affiliates from and against all third party actions that arise from your activities on the Website, or assert a violation by you of any of these Terms, or assert that any content you submitted to the Service violates any law or infringes any third party right, including any intellectual property or privacy right.

We shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy or availability of any content on the Website, and shall not be responsible or liable for any error or omissions in that information.

Governing Law

All matters relating to the validity of these Terms, or breach thereof, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia.

Changes to the Terms

EngageMedia has the right and discretion to update the Terms without prior notice. The date of the latest update to the Terms can be found at the bottom of this page. By accessing the Website and using the Service, you accept it is your responsibility to periodically check the latest update to the Terms. Should you disagree with future modifications to the Terms, you have the right to remove any content you have uploaded and discontinue your use of the Service.


Should you have any feedback or questions about these Terms or the work of EngageMedia, please contact us using this form.

This document was last updated on 29 April 2021.