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iSTAND.tv TERMS OF USE

Welcome to the iSTANDtv website (the "Site"). These Terms of Use ("User Terms") define how You may use the different resources on the Site. Your use of the Site offerings and content, and/or Your participation in Site activities and offerings, represent Your agreement with iSTAND Media LLC ("iSTAND") to be bound in Your Site usage by these User Terms. Please understand that this is a binding legal agreement. If You do not want to comply with these User Terms, then You should not use the Site.

The iSTANDtv Privacy Policy explains to You how the Site collects and uses certain personally identifiable information (PII) and Non-Personally Identifiable Information (NPI) provided by You or Your computer. Please see the iSTANDtv Privacy Policy for a description of what PII and NPI is collected, how it is used and with whom it may be shared. The terms of the iSTANDtv Privacy Policy can be found at www.istand.tv/privacypolicy and are incorporated in these User Terms by reference.

Additional terms may apply to Your use of certain supplemental Site activities such as Site "giveaways;" these terms will be provided to You when You register for such activities.

These User Terms may be modified at any time and from time to time by iSTAND. The current version of the User Terms can always be found under the Terms of Use button on the Site. You can tell if there have been changes to these User Terms by checking the "Last Updated" and "Effective" dates at the top of the User Terms page. Your continued use of the Site, Site Content or Site Services after there has been an update to the User Terms will constitute Your acceptance of the updated version of the User Terms.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be at least 13 years of age to use the Site Services and engage in Site activities. If You are not at least 13 years old, You should not be accessing Site Content (defined below) or participating in Site Services.

1. Site Services

The Site allows You to view a selection of television shows, movies, clips and other video content ("Site Video Content"). You may also view postings, submissions and profiles of registered members of the Site if they elect to make their postings, submissions and profiles public ("User Material"). Unless otherwise authorized in writing by iSTAND, both registered and unregistered Site users can access only one video stream at any time. All of the services, activities and features offered through the Site are referred to in these User Terms as the "Site Services." iSTAND reserves the right to modify, reduce, add to or eliminate Site Services at any time. You are responsible for all costs and equipment required for You to access the Site via the internet.

2. Site Content

The Site Video Content, the User Material, the Site video player (the "Site Video Player"), any other software provided by or accessed through the Site, and any other content offered on or through the Site, including graphics, photographs, text, quotations and design (all of the foregoing, collectively, the "Site Content"), are owned solely and exclusively by iSTAND and its licensors and are protected by U.S. and foreign laws securing intellectual property rights, including those safeguarding copyrights and trademarks. Using technologies to access the Site Video Content from territories where iSTAND does not have rights to offer such content is prohibited.

3. Third Party Downloads

In order to take advantage of certain Site Services, including viewing Site Video Content, You may be required to download the Site Video Player or the Site Video Player may be automatically downloaded to Your computer or mobile device. Any such downloads should be considered Site Content and are governed by these User Terms. You may also be required to accept certain third party license or usage terms when You download third party software. Your acceptance of those license or usage terms constitutes a legally enforceable agreement between You and the third party software licensor and those license or usage terms will also govern Your use of that particular software program.

4. Warranty Disclaimer

You understand and agree that that the Site, Site Content and Site Services are provided "AS IS" without representation or warranty of any kind and that Your use of all or any of the same is at Your sole election and risk. To the maximum extent allowed by law, iSTAND expressly disclaims any and all warranties and representations with respect to the Site, Site Content and Site Services, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, completeness, accuracy, currency, and non-infringement and those implied through course of custom or usage of trade. For avoidance of doubt, but without limiting the previous disclaimer in any way, iSTAND does not warrant that Your access to the Site or to Site Content or Site Services will be uninterrupted or error free, or that User Material will be appropriate, accurate, fair or original.

5. Restrictions on Use

You may use the Site Services and Site Content only for Your own personal, non-commercial use and You may view Site Video Content only through the Site Video Player. You may not without the express prior written consent of iSTAND in each instance:

  • Reproduce, duplicate, provide, display, publish or otherwise distribute (including by way of email, linking, tagging, facsimile or other electronic means) the Site Content;
  • Alter or remove any copyright and other proprietary notices marked on the Site Content;
  • Access, isolate, duplicate, modify, install or deploy the Site Video Player except in the context of and solely for the purpose of Your personal viewing of Site Video Content on and from a single computer or mobile device;
  • Create derivative works, or materials that otherwise are in any way derived from or based on the Site Content or Site Services, including montages, mash-ups and similar videos, wallpaper, desktop themes, greeting cards, and merchandise;
  • Access the Site Services through any automated system, including "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers" (other than public search engines for the sole purpose of, and solely to the extent necessary for, creating publicly available search indices - but not caches or archives - of the iSTAND Services);
  • Introduce viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • Use Site Services on behalf of or in the name of another person or entity;
  • Damage, disable, overburden, impair, or gain unauthorized access to the servers, computer network, or user accounts of iSTAND or its business partners;
  • Collect, retrieve or recreate personally identifiable information provided by Registered Members;
  • Collect, retrieve or harvest information about Site users, whether or not Registered Members, for the purpose of sending, or to facilitate or encourage the sending of, unsolicited bulk or other communications;
  • Violate these User Terms or any policy or other terms posted on the Site with respect to Site Services and/or Site Content; or
  • Violate any applicable law, rules or regulations in connection with Your use of the Site Content or Site Services

iSTAND reserves the right to immediately terminate Your membership or use of the iSTAND Services at any time without notice or liability if iSTAND determines in its sole discretion that You have

  • breached these User Terms,
  • violated any law, rule, or regulation,
  • engaged in other inappropriate conduct, or
  • placed an undue burden on iSTAND's networks or servers.

6. Indemnification

BY REGISTERING AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY SITE SERVICES OR USING ANY SITE CONTENT, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS iSTAND, ITS AFFILIATES AND BUSINESS PARTNERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, VENDORS, LICENSORS AND AGENTS, FROM ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, CLAIMS, EXPENSES (INCLUDING LEGAL FEES AND COSTS), COSTS OR OTHER LIABILITIES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USER MATERIAL YOU POST OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE, SITE CONTENT OR SITE SERVICES WHETHER OR NOT SUCH USE IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THESE USER TERMS.

7. Trademarks

The trademarks, logos, service marks and other similar proprietary designations and designs (whether or not registered, collectively the "Trademarks") displayed in Site Content or in conjunction with Site Services are Trademarks of iSTAND and/or third parties. You have no right to use the Trademarks in any way and nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting to You, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark without iSTAND's written permission or the written permission of the third party that owns the Trademark.

8. Registration; Passwords

Access to certain Site Content and certain Site Services is restricted to Registered Members only. When You register on the Site or participate in certain Site Services, You will be asked to provide designated personal information, such as Your name, email address and physical address. All such personal information shall be treated pursuant to the terms governing iSTAND's collection and use of Personally Identifiable Information set forth in the Privacy Policy (www.istand.tv/privacypolicy). You represent and warrant that any information You provide in connection with Your registration on the Site or Your participation in Site activities will be accurate and current, and that You will update such information as necessary in connection with Your continued access to and use of the Site. You are solely responsible for (a) maintaining the confidentiality of Your registration information and password, and (b) any activity that occurs under Your username/password. Without limiting the foregoing, You agree not to misuse Your username or password, misrepresent Your identity or Your affiliation with an entity, impersonate any person or entity, or misstate the origin of any Site Content to which You are provided access through the Site or which You post on or upload to the Site. Please notify us at [email protected] (subject line: "Account Security Breach") as soon as You know of, or suspect any unauthorized use of, Your account.

9. User Viewing History

When You register as a Registered Member of the Site, Your viewing history of Site Video Content will be automatically captured and stored by the Site for Your use. You retain sole ownership of Your Viewing History. You may at any time publish or share Your Viewing History on the Site or through other means and media. You may also edit Your Viewing History at any time. iSTAND will not provide Your Viewing History to any third party without Your prior authorization except where required by law, regulation or judicial process, where necessary to protect iSTAND’s rights or the rights of third parties, in conjunction with a merger, acquisition or similar event, or in order to provide you with the Site Services. Once You publish Your Viewing History on the Site, it becomes publicly available and so may be republished, viewed or used for other purposes, in each case as permitted by law, by iSTAND, Site visitors, or any third party.

iSTAND will use commercially reasonable efforts to accurately collect, store, secure and maintain Your Viewing History. However, You understand and agree that iSTAND does not warrant or represent that Your Viewer History will be accurately, completely or securely collected or stored, that all revisions You make to the same will be accurately or completed processed or maintained, or that You will have uninterrupted access to Your Viewer History. In addition, iSTAND reserves the right to permanently delete Your Viewer History if Your account on the Site is inactive for more than one (1) month.

10. User Reviews, Comments and Other Material

Registered Members may have an opportunity to publish, transmit, submit or otherwise post on or to the Site (collectively, "Post") reviews, comments or other materials (collectively, "User Material"). You must own or have the legal right to Post Your User Material. By Posting User Material, You represent and warrant that You have the legal right to:

  • Post such User Material, and
  • Grant iSTAND and other Site users a license to publish, display, sublicense and distribute Your User Material as provided below,

in each case without the requirement that You, iSTAND or any third party pay any fees, expenses or other costs with respect to such Post or license grant.

You are also prohibited from Posting User Material that includes or consists of:

  • Profanity, obscenities, or the use of **asterisks** or other "masking" characters to disguise such words;
  • Hate language or obscene, lewd, slanderous, pornographic, abusive, violent, threatening or harassing language of any kind;
  • Impersonating or purporting to represent other people or entities, or falsely attributing User Material to other persons or entities or attributing.
  • Opinions or comments that are attack or flame individuals, companies or their products or services;
  • Other offensive or discriminatory content;
  • Advertising of any kind, including, without limitation, the advertising or promotion of other companies or URLs; or
  • Advanced fonts, java, tables, html, or other programming codes or commands.

iSTAND does not endorse any Material, and User Material does not reflect the opinions or policies of iSTAND. In no event does iSTAND assume any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any User Material, and You agree to waive any legal or equitable rights or remedies You may have against iSTAND with respect to such User Material.

iSTAND has no obligation to monitor User Material but reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to (a) terminate the account of and ban from Site participation users who violate the Terms of Use or who in any way abuse the purpose of the Site, and (b) remove any User Postings for any reason. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a failure by iSTAND to impose any penalty for violations of these Terms of Use or to remove any impermissible User Material shall not be deemed a waiver of any such violation and iSTAND shall have no liability to You or any third party for its failure to enforce these Terms of Use in each or any instance.

You retain all ownership rights in Your User Material and iSTAND does not claim any such rights. However, by Posting Your User Material, You hereby expressly (a) grant iSTAND a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable license to use, display, reproduce, transmit, distribute, modify, delete from, add to, prepare derivative works of, publicly perform, and publish such User Material, in any media formats and any media channels now known or hereinafter created, and (b) waive any and all rights You may have, now or in the future, to assert any rights, actions, accountings or other claims against iSTAND for compensation or damages of any kind based on iSTAND's use of Your User Material, including any commercial exploitation it may make of the same. By Posting Your User Material, You also hereby grant each user of the iSTAND Services a non-exclusive limited license to access Your User Material through the Sites, and to use, display, reproduce, distribute, and perform such User Material as permitted through the functionality of the Site Services and under these User Terms.

11. Links from the Site; Advertisements on Site

iSTAND may provide links or pointers to the websites, services and software of certain third parties. If You link to any of these third party Web sites, services or software, these User Terms and iSTAND’s Privacy Policy will not apply to Your use of those sites, services and software. We encourage You to read the legal notices posted on these sites and/or provided in connection with the third party products and services, including the third party's privacy policies. iSTAND shall have no responsibility or liability for Your experience with, and the data collection and use practices of such third party sites and software. All inquiries concerning the privacy policies and terms of use of any third party site, service or software provider should be communicated to that third party.

In addition, iSTAND makes no representation as to the quality, performance or content of (a) any such third party sites, services or software, or (b) any third party advertisements displayed on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that any access or use that You make of the same is at Your own risk and iSTAND has no responsibility or liability for damages or other costs, expenses or claims, of any kind and based on any theory of law or equity, including negligence, arising out of such access or use. Nothing in the fact that iSTAND provides links or pointers to any third party site, services or software, or allows You to access such sites, services or software from the Site, should be construed as an endorsement or representation by iSTAND with respect to such sites, services or software. Likewise, nothing in the fact that iSTAND displays third party advertising on the Site should be construed as an endorsement or representation by iSTAND with respect to the third party advertiser or the advertised products or services.

12. Copyright Protection

If You believe that any User Materials or other Site Content violates Your or a third party's copyright, You should contact iSTAND immediately by email to [email protected]. For Your notice to be effective, it needs to include the following:

  1. Your electronic or physical signature;
  2. sufficient information to identify the copyrighted work that You claim has been infringed;
  3. a description of the infringing content and the location on the Site of such infringing content;
  4. Your name, address, telephone number and/or email address so that we may contact You;
  5. the following statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material described above is not authorized by the copyright or trademark owner, its agent or the law"; and
  6. the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the above information in this notification is accurate and that I am, or am authorized to act on behalf of, the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."

If iSTAND receives a valid counter notification complying with the provisions of Section 512(g) of the U.S. Copyright Act to the effect that the allegedly infringing Site Content was removed as a result of a mistake or misidentification, the Site Content may be reinstated.

13. Limitation on Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT AND UNDER NO THEORY OF LAW, CONTRACT, EQUITY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, SHALL iSTAND, OR ITS AFFILIATES OR BUSINESS PARTNERS, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OR REPRESENTATIVES, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES, COSTS OF REPLACEMENT GOODS, DAMAGE TO REPUTATION, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO DATA, SOFTWARE OR EQUIPMENT, IN EACH CASE TO THE EXTENT ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SITE, THE SITE CONTENT OR THE SITE SERVICES (INCLUDING YOUR VIOLATION OF A THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT BASED ON YOUR USE OF SITE CONTENT OR SITE SERVICES) EVEN IF SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE BY iSTAND. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE PRECEDING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

14. Export Controls

The accessing and transmission of any technical data, including software, in connection with Your use of the Site, Site Content and Site Services are subject to export controls. You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding software and the transmission and accessing of any such technical data from the United States or the country in which You reside.

15. Choice of Law; Dispute Resolution.

These User Terms are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to its conflict of laws principles. By accessing or using the Site, Site Content or Site Services, You are agreeing to submit all disputes or claims You may have with respect to the Site, Site Content or Site Services to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal or state courts located in New York County, New York, and You hereby agree to the personal jurisdiction of such courts and waive all objections to venue therein.

16. Contract Construction

If any provision of these Terms is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from these Terms and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions, which shall remain in full force and effect. To be effective, any waiver of a provision in these User Terms must be in writing and signed by the party against whom it is to be enforced. Any written waiver shall only be effective with respect to the specific incident and provision covered by the waiver, and shall not waive any subsequent violations of these User Terms. The word "including" shall be construed non-exclusively to mean "including but not limited to."

17. Complete Agreement

These User Terms constitute the entire legal agreement between You and iSTAND with respect to Your use of the Site, Site Content and Site Services. These User Terms replace and supersede any prior agreements, representations or understandings between You and iSTAND, including any prior versions of the User Terms. Only iSTAND may amend or modify these User Terms and it may do so at any time. Any such amendments or modifications shall be effective upon posting the new User Terms on the Site at http://www.istand.tv/terms.html. Your use of the Site, Site Content or Site Services after the new User Terms are posted will indicate Your agreement to the new terms. Therefore, it is important that You review the User Terms page regularly to ensure You are familiar with the most current User Terms.