Terms and Conditions

WEBSITE USE POLICY

Last Modified: October 20, 2015

As announced on April 9, 2015, LinkedIn acquired Lynda.com Inc. As of June 1, 2016, Lynda.com LLC merged into LinkedIn Corporation. The references to Lynda.com Inc. below should be read as references to LinkedIn Corporation.

Lynda.com, Inc., a Delaware corporation located at 6410 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013, USA (referred to as “Company”, “we” or “us”), provides the Lynda.com Website located at www.lynda.com and www.video2brain.com and the Lynda.com mobile app (collectively, the “Website”), subject to your compliance with all the terms, conditions and notices contained or referenced herein (the, “Policy”). In addition, when subscribing to certain services from the Website, users will be subject to additional rules applicable to such services.

BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU INDICATE THAT YOU ACCEPT THE POLICY AND THAT YOU AGREE TO ABIDE BY IT. YOUR REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENTS IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE.

  1. ACCESSING THE WEBSITE
  2. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
  3. YOUR OBLIGATIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS
  4. USER CONTRIBUTIONS
  5. CONTENT STANDARDS
  6. MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT; TERMINATION
  7. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
  8. RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED
  9. PRIVACY
  10. SUBSCRIPTIONS AND OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  11. LINKS FROM THE WEBSITE
  12. LINKING TO THE WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA FEATURES
  13. NO PROMISES
  14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
  15. CHANGES
  16. EQUITABLE RELIEF
  17. GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE
  18. SEVERABILITY
  19. WAIVER AND AMENDMENT
  20. GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS
  21. FUTURE BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
  22. COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING
  23. YOUR COMMENTS AND CONCERNS
  24. ACCESSING THE WEBSITE

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Website, and any service or material that we provide on the Website, in our sole discretion and without notice to you. We will not be liable if, for any reason, all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

  1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

(a) The Website and their entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof) are owned by the Company, its licensors or other providers of such material, and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. This Policy permits you to use the Website for your non-commercial use only. No right, title or interest in or to the Website or any content on the Website is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted, are reserved by the Company.

(b) You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store or transmit any of the material on the Website, except as follows: (i) You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes; (ii) if we provide desktop, mobile or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by an applicable end user license agreement for such applications; and (iii) if we provide social media features at any time, you may take such actions as are enabled by such features.

(c) You may not: (i) use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from the accompanying text; or (ii) delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from the Website; or (iii) access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Website or any services or materials available through the Website.

(d) The Company name, the Company logo, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans, are trademarks of the Company or its affiliates or licensors. You may not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on the Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.

  1. YOUR OBLIGATIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS

(a) You may use the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with this Policy.

(b) You promise that: (i) you are of legal age to form a binding contract with the Company; (ii) you will not use the Website in any way that violates any applicable local or international law or regulation; (iii) you will not send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with the ‘Content Standards’ (defined below); (iv) you will not impersonate or attempt to impersonate the Company, a Company employee, another user or any other person or entity; (v) you will not do anything that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website or interfere with any person’s use of the Website; (vi) you will not use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access the Website for any unlawful purpose or in violation of this Policy; (vii) you will not introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful; and (viii) you will not co-brand or frame the Website or hyper-link to it without the express prior written permission of an authorized representative of the Company.

  1. USER CONTRIBUTIONS

(a) We may from time-to-time provide interactive services such as message boards, chat rooms, forums, ‘share’, and other interactive features (collectively, “Interactive Services”) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other persons (hereinafter, “post”) content or materials (collectively, “User Contributions”) on or through the Website. All User Contributions must comply with the Content Standards set out in this Policy.

(b) Any User Contribution that you post will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, to the extent permitted by law. By providing a User Contribution, you grant the Company and its successors the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material. You promise that you own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant such license to us. You agree that you will have no claim or other recourse against the Company for infringement of any proprietary right with respect to your User Contributions. You acknowledge and agree that you waive any moral (or similar) rights that you may have in any territory in respect of User Contributions, including but not limited to, the right to be attributed as the author of the User Contributions.

(c) If you provide a User Contribution to be published or displayed on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or any third parties, you accept that your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website or any third parties with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

(d) User Contributions must be accurate and comply with all applicable laws in the country from which they are posted. You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not the Company, have fully responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness. We are not responsible, or liable to any third-party, for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Website.

  1. CONTENT STANDARDS

These content standards apply to all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services, if offered. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:

  • Contain any material that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable
  • Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age
  • Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any third-party
  • Infringe the legal rights (including the right of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws
  • Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act
  • Cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person
  • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization
  • Involve commercial activities or sales
  • Be likely to deceive or give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us, or any other person or entity
  1. MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT; TERMINATION

We have the right, but not the obligation, to review, screen or edit any User Contribution. You accept that such contributions do not reflect the views of Company and are not endorsed by the Company.

We have the right to: (a) remove or refuse to post any User Contributions for any reason; (b) take any action with respect to User Contributions that we deem necessary or appropriate; (c) disclose your identity or other information about you to any third-party who in our opinion reasonably claims that material posted by you infringes their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy; (d) take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website; (e) terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Website.

Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with law enforcement authorities requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Website. We do not undertake to review material before it is posted on the Website, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third-party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.

  1. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

We take claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement where appropriate. If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Website infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from the Website by submitting written notification to our Copyright Agent (designated below). In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) (“DMCA”), the written notice (the “DMCA Notice”) must include substantially the following:

  1. Your physical or electronic signature.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works on the Website, a representative list of such works.
  • Identification of the material you believe to be infringing, in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material.
  1. Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address).
  2. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
  3. A statement that the information in the written notice is accurate.
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Our designated Copyright Agent to receive DMCA Notices is:

Lynda.com, Inc.
6410 Via Real, Carpinteria, California 93013, USA
Attn: General Counsel
Email: businessaffairs@lynda.com
Tel: (805) 755-1721

If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective. Please be aware that if you knowingly misrepresent that material or activity on the Website is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and legal fees).

COUNTER-NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES. If you believe that material you posted on the Website was removed or access to it was disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may file a counter-notification with us (a “Counter-Notice”) by submitting written notification to our Copyright Agent (identified above). The Counter-Notice must include substantially the following:

  • Your physical or electronic signature
  • An identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access disabled
  • Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address)
  • A statement under penalty of perjury by you that you have a good faith belief that the material identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled
  • A statement that you will consent to local Federal District Court jurisdiction, or if overseas, to an appropriate judicial body

The DMCA allows us to restore the removed content if the party filing the original DMCA Notice does not file a court action against you within ten business days of receiving the copy of your Counter-Notice.

  1. RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED

The information presented on or through the Website is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not make any statements regarding the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. The Website includes content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users and third-party licensors. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third-party, for the content or accuracy of materials provided by any third parties.

  1. PRIVACY

All information we collect on the Website is subject to our PRIVACY POLICY. By using the Website, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Policy.

  1. SUBSCRIPTIONS AND OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS

In addition to this Policy and the PRIVACY POLICY (collectively, the “Website Policies”), all subscriptions to the Company’s products and services, are governed by our online click-through TERMS OF SERVICE, paper contract, or other stated terms, depending on the type of product/service/subscription you are using.

  1. LINKS FROM THE WEBSITE

If the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any third-party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such third-party websites.

  1. LINKING TO THE WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA FEATURES

You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part (unless you have received the express written consent of the Company’s General Counsel). The Website may provide certain social media features that enable you to:

  • Link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on the Website
  • Send e-mails or other communications with certain content or links to specific content on the Website
  • Cause limited portions of content on the Website to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites

You may use these features solely as they are provided by us, and solely with respect to the content they are displayed with, and otherwise in accordance with any additional terms and conditions we provide with respect to such features. Subject to the foregoing, you must not:

  • Establish a link from any website that is not owned by you
  • Cause the Website or portions of them to be displayed, or appear to be displayed by, for example, framing, deep linking or in-line linking, on any other site
  • Link to any part of the Website other than the homepage
  • Otherwise take any action with respect to the materials on the Website that is inconsistent with any other provision of this Policy

The website from which you are linking, or on which you make certain content accessible, must comply in all respects with the Content Standards set out in this Policy. You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to cease. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.

  1. NO PROMISES

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY PROMISES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY PROMISE, WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY PROMISES, REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS. THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

WE ACCEPT LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY OUR NEGLIGENCE OR THAT OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY, ITS LICENSORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD-PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, OR LOSS OF PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR OF ANY WEBSITE REFERENCED OR LINKED TO FROM OUR WEBSITE. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CLAIMS AND DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE MISUSE OF THE WEBSITE BY YOU.

  1. CHANGES

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change the terms of this Policy at any time. Any changes are effective immediately upon posting to the Website. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to all such terms and conditions.

  1. EQUITABLE RELIEF

You acknowledge that a breach of any confidentiality or proprietary rights provision of this Policy may cause the Company irreparable damage, for which the award of damages would not be adequate compensation. Consequently, the Company may institute an action to enjoin you from any and all acts in violation of those provisions, which remedy shall be cumulative and not exclusive, and the Company may seek the entry of an injunction enjoining any breach or threatened breach of those provisions, in addition to any other relief to which the Company may be entitled at law or in equity.

  1. GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE

This Policy shall be construed and governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to the principles of conflict of laws thereof. You agree and accept that any legal action or proceeding shall be brought in the federal or state courts for the State of California, County of Santa Clara, and you expressly waive any objection to personal jurisdiction, venue or forum non conveniens. If you are a Website user in a member country of the European Economic Area (EEA) or European Union (EU)), this Policy and the relationship between you and us shall be governed by the laws of the EU/EEA member state in which you are domiciled.

  1. SEVERABILITY

If any provision of this Policy is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent allowed by law and the remaining provisions of this Policy will remain in full force and effect.

  1. WAIVER AND AMENDMENT

If the Company fails to insist upon strict performance of your obligations under any of these terms and conditions, or if the Company fails to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which it is entitled under this Policy, this will not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and will not relieve you from compliance with such obligations. No waiver by the Company of any default will constitute a waiver of any subsequent default, and no waiver by the Company of any of these terms and conditions will be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is communicated to you in writing.

  1. GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS

Software, functionality, and/or features (collectively, Service Functionality), that may be available on or through the Website from time-to-time, are subject to United States Export Controls. No Service Functionality from the Website may be downloaded or exported (i) into (or to a resident of) Iraq, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country which the United States has embargoed goods; or (ii) anyone on the United States Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the United States Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using any Service Functionality, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list. Although the Website may be accessible worldwide, we make no representation that materials on the Website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal, is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Website from other locations do so at their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Any offer for any product, service, and/or information made in connection with the Services is void where prohibited.

  1. FUTURE BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

As we continue to develop our business, we might undergo a change of ownership such as a merger and/or a sale of all or substantially all our stock or assets. In such transactions, user information generally is one of the transferred business assets, and by submitting any data or contributions (collectively, “Data”) to us, you agree that such Data may be transferred to such parties in these circumstances. However, any party purchasing our assets will be subject to an obligation to maintain the integrity of your personally identifiable information.

  1. COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING

This Policy, together with the documents expressly referred to herein, constitutes the sole and entire agreement between you and the Company with respect to the Website and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Website.

  1. YOUR COMMENTS AND CONCERNS

The Website is operated by Lynda.com, Inc., a Delaware corporation, located at 6410 Via Real, Carpinteria, California 93013. If you have any questions, please contact us via email at businessaffairs@lynda.com or mail us at the above address.

 

 

 

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Terms of Service

Last Updated: March 3, 2017

**PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY. MISO BIM, Inc. (“MISO BIM,” “we,” or “us”) offers an online video sharing platform and community through its website located at MISO BIM.com and other MISO BIM-operated sites (collectively, the “MISO BIM Site”), mobile applications, connected TV applications, and other online services (collectively and including the MISO BIM Site, the “MISO BIM Service”). By registering as a member or by using the MISO BIM Service in any way, you accept these Terms of Service (“Agreement”), which forms a binding agreement between you and MISO BIM. If you do not wish to be bound by this Agreement, do not use the MISO BIM Service. **

Content

  1. Who May Use the MISO BIM Service
  2. License to Use the MISO BIM Service
  3. Privacy
  4. Membership
  5. Subscriptions and Purchases
  6. Term and Termination; Account Deletion
  7. Content Restrictions
  8. Code of Conduct
  9. Licenses Granted by You
  10. Your Representations and Warranties
  11. Indemnification
  12. Third Party Copyrights and Other Rights
  13. Disclaimers
  14. Limitation of Liability
  15. Compliance Notice Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 2257
  16. General Provisions
  1. Who May Use the MISO BIM Service

AGE REQUIREMENT: You must be at least 13 years old to use the MISO BIM Service. If you are at least 13, but are still a minor (this depends on where you live), you must have your parent or legal guardian’s permission to use the MISO BIM Service. Please have him or her read this Agreement with you.

NOTICE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS: By granting your child permission to use the MISO BIM Service, you agree to the terms of this Agreement on behalf of your child. You are responsible for monitoring and supervising your child’s use of the MISO BIM Service. If your child is using the MISO BIM Service and is either under 13 or does not have your permission, please contact us immediately so that we can disable his or her access. If you have questions about whether the MISO BIM Service is appropriate for your child, please review our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.

WARNING: Even if you are old enough to use the MISO BIM Service and/or have your parent’s or guardian’s permission, some of the content available within the MISO BIM Service may not be appropriate for you. Some content may contain “R-rated” material, nudity, profanity, and mature subject matter. If you are under 18, do not view such content.

  1. License to Use the MISO BIM Service

LICENSE: MISO BIM grants you a limited, non-exclusive license to access and use the MISO BIM Service for your own personal, non-commercial purposes. This includes the right to view content available on the MISO BIM Service. This license is personal to you and may not be assigned or sublicensed to anyone else.

COMMERCIAL USE: You may not use the MISO BIM Service for commercial purposes unless:

  • You are a MISO BIM PRO or MISO BIM Business user, in which case you may use and access the MISO BIM Service for commercial and non-commercial purposes, subject to compliance with the MISO BIM Guidelines; or
  • You are a small-scale independent production company, non-profit, or artist, in which case you may use the MISO BIM Service to showcase or promote your own creative works.

If you sell MISO BIM-hosted videos directly to users other than through MISO BIM On Demand, such usage will be deemed an “Application” under our API Terms (whether you use our API or not) and will be subject to our API Terms.

RESTRICTIONS: Except as expressly permitted by MISO BIM in writing, you will not scrape, reproduce, redistribute, sell, create derivative works from, decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble the MISO BIM Service or any source code therein. Nor will you attempt to circumvent any of MISO BIM’s technical measures or take any measures to interfere with or damage the MISO BIM Service. All rights not expressly granted by MISO BIM are reserved.

MOBILE APP: Your use of the MISO BIM Service through one of our mobile applications is also subject to our Mobile App Addendum.

  1. Privacy

Your privacy rights are set forth in our Privacy Policy, which forms a part of this Agreement. Please review the Privacy Policy to learn about:

  • What information we may collect about you;
  • What we use that information for; and
  • With whom we share that information.
  1. Membership

REGISTRATION: To fully use the MISO BIM Service, you must register as a member by providing a user name, password, and valid email address. You must provide complete and accurate registration information to MISO BIM and notify us if your information changes. If you are a business, government, or non-profit entity, the person whose email address is associated with the account must have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement.

USER NAME: We encourage you to use your real name. If you are a business, government, or non-profit entity, you must use the actual name of your organization. You may not use someone else’s name, a name that violates any third party right, or a name that is obscene or otherwise objectionable.

ACCOUNT SECURITY: You are responsible for all activity that occurs under your account, including any activity by authorized or unauthorized users. You must not allow others to use your account credentials and you must safeguard the confidentiality of those credentials. If you are using a computer that others have access to, you must log out of your account after using the MISO BIM Service. If you become aware of an unauthorized access to your account, you must change your password and notify us immediately.

SEAT ACCESS: If you are a PRO or Business subscriber, you may grant access to your account to other MISO BIM members subject to a seat limit. You are responsible for the actions of those persons insofar as your account is concerned. If you are a MISO BIM member who has been granted access to a PRO or Business account, you must comply with the terms of this Agreement in accessing that account.

  1. Subscriptions and Purchases

MISO BIM PLUS, PRO AND BUSINESS: In addition to offering Basic (free) MISO BIM memberships, we offer MISO BIM Plus, PRO, and MISO BIM Business subscriptions. Please see our subscription pages for current PlusPRO, and Business features and pricing. Features and prices are subject to change. Storage limits are calculated based upon source files. We reserve the right to charge for excessive use of bandwidth where plays occur on third-party sites and applications outside the native MISO BIM player or apps. Anyone who wishes to obtain storage capacity beyond what is offered with the MISO BIM Business subscription, or additional bandwidth for applications not using the MISO BIM player may request a custom account by contacting us here: MISO BIM.com/help/contact. Additional terms and conditions (to be shown prior to purchase) apply to custom accounts. All fees may be subject to taxes.

CANCELATION AND REFUNDS: Users who purchase annual subscriptions have thirty (30) days after their purchase to cancel and receive a full refund. Users who purchase monthly subscriptions have five (5) days after purchase to cancel and receive a full refund. After the cancelation period ends, all purchases are final and all fees paid are non-refundable, even if your account is later terminated by MISO BIM. If your account is terminated due to your breach of this Agreement during the relevant cancelation period, you will not be refunded. If you have questions, please contact us.

RENEWALS: Subject to the terms hereof, you may choose to renew your subscription at the end of the subscription period. By default, all subscriptions are set to automatically renew for the same period of time as the original subscription. You may decline to renew at any time prior to the commencement of a renewal subscription. MISO BIM reserves the right to deny subscriptions, renewals, and other purchases for any reason. Unused storage, plays, and other limits do not roll over to subsequent subscription periods.

END OF SUBSCRIPTION: When a MISO BIM Plus, PRO, or Business subscription ends, the account automatically becomes a Basic (free) account and MISO BIM may disable access to or delete any content to comply with Basic account limits. If you’re using MISO BIM for commercial purposes, you will need to maintain a MISO BIM PRO, Business, or custom plan to continue hosting your videos. Your account and its content may be deleted if your subscription is not renewed.

OTHER PURCHASES: Purchases of other products and services through the MISO BIM Service are subject to our Payment Addendum and to other terms and conditions that are presented to you at the time of purchase.

  1. Term and Termination; Account Deletion

TERM: This Agreement begins on the date you first use the MISO BIM Service and continues as long as you have an account with us.

ACCOUNT DELETION: You may delete your account at any time. Basic accounts may be deleted from the MISO BIM Service if they remain inactive (i.e., the user fails to log in) for a continuous period of at least six (6) months. Subscription accounts will remain active until the end of the subscription term and any renewal term.

TERMINATION FOR BREACH: MISO BIM may suspend, disable, or delete your account (or any part thereof) or block or remove any content you submitted if MISO BIM determines that you have violated any provision of this Agreement or that your conduct or content would tend to damage MISO BIM’s reputation and goodwill. If MISO BIM deletes your account for the foregoing reasons, you may not re-register for the MISO BIM Service. MISO BIM may block your email address and Internet protocol address to prevent further registration.

EFFECT OF TERMINATION/ACCOUNT DELETION: Upon termination, all licenses granted by MISO BIM will terminate. Sections 6 and 11 though 16 shall survive termination. In the event of account deletion for any reason, content that you submitted may no longer be available. MISO BIM shall not be responsible for the loss of such content.

  1. Content Restrictions

You may not upload, post, or transmit (collectively, “submit”) any video, image, text, audio recording, or other work (collectively, “content”) that:

  • Infringes any third party’s copyrights or other rights (e.g., trademark, privacy rights, etc.);
  • Contains sexually explicit content or pornography (provided, however, that non-sexual nudity is permitted);
  • Contains hateful, defamatory, or discriminatory content or incites hatred against any individual or group;
  • Exploits minors;
  • Depicts unlawful acts or extreme violence;
  • Depicts animal cruelty or extreme violence towards animals;
  • Promotes fraudulent or dubious business schemes; or
  • Violates any law.

All videos you submit must also comply with the MISO BIM Guidelines, which are incorporated into this Agreement.

  1. Code of Conduct

In using the MISO BIM Service, you must behave in a civil and respectful manner at all times. Further, you will not:

  • Act in a deceptive manner by, among other things, impersonating any person;
  • Harass or stalk any other person;
  • Harm or exploit minors;
  • Distribute “spam”;
  • Collect information about others; or
  • Advertise or solicit others to purchase any product or service within the MISO BIM Site (unless you are an official MISO BIM partner or advertiser and have a written agreement with MISO BIM).

MISO BIM has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor all conduct on and content submitted to the MISO BIM Service.

  1. Licenses Granted by You

9.1 Videos

LICENSE TO MISO BIM: As between you and MISO BIM, you own the video content (“videos”) that you submit to the MISO BIM Service. By submitting a video, you grant MISO BIM and its affiliates a limited, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license and right to copy, transmit, distribute, publicly perform and display (through all media now known or hereafter created), and make derivative works from your video for the purpose of (i) displaying the video within the MISO BIM Service; (ii) displaying the video on third party websites and applications through a video embed or MISO BIM’s API subject to your video privacy choices; (iii) allowing other users to play, download, and embed on third party websites the video, subject to your video privacy choices; (iii) promoting the MISO BIM Service, provided that you have made the video publicly available; and (iv) archiving or preserving the video for disputes, legal proceedings, or investigations.

LICENSE TO OTHER USERS: You further grant all users of the MISO BIM Service permission to view your videos for their personal, non-commercial purposes. This includes the right to copy and make derivative works from the videos solely to the extent necessary to view the videos. The foregoing licenses are in addition to any license you may decide to grant (e.g., a Creative Commons license).

DURATION OF LICENSES: The above licenses will continue unless and until you remove your videos from the MISO BIM Service, in which case the licenses will terminate within a commercially reasonable period of time. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the license for legal archival/preservation purposes will continue indefinitely. Please note that removed videos may be cached in search engine indices after removal and that MISO BIM has no control over such caching.

9.2 Non-video Content

As between you and MISO BIM, you own all non-video content that you submit to the MISO BIM Service. You grant MISO BIM and its affiliates a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license and right to copy, transmit, distribute, publicly perform and display (through all media now known or hereafter created), and make derivative works from your non-video content. In addition, you waive any so-called “moral rights” in your non-video content. You further grant all users of the MISO BIM Service permission to view your non-video content for their personal, non-commercial purposes. If you make suggestions to MISO BIM on improving or adding new features to the MISO BIM Service, MISO BIM shall have the right to use your suggestions without any compensation to you.

  1. Your Representations and Warranties

For each piece of content that you submit, you represent and warrant that: (i) you have the right to submit the content to MISO BIM and grant the licenses set forth above; (ii) MISO BIM will not need to obtain licenses from any third party or pay royalties to any third party; (iii) the content does not infringe any third party’s rights, including intellectual property rights and privacy rights; and (iv) the content complies with this Agreement and all applicable laws.

  1. Indemnification

You will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless MISO BIM and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents, from and against all third party actions that: (i) arise from your activities on the MISO BIM Service; (ii) assert a violation by you of any term of this Agreement; or (iii) assert that any content you submitted to MISO BIM violates any law or infringes any third party right, including any intellectual property or privacy right.

  1. Third Party Copyrights and Other Rights

MISO BIM respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your copyright has been infringed, please send us a notice as set forth in our Copyright and DMCA Policy, which is incorporated into this Agreement. For other intellectual property claims, please send us a notice at legal[at]MISO BIM[dot]com.

  1. Disclaimers

MISO BIM reserves the right to modify the MISO BIM Service. You are responsible for providing your own access (e.g., computer, mobile device, Internet connection, etc.) to the MISO BIM Service. MISO BIM has no obligation to screen or monitor any content and does not guarantee that any content available on the MISO BIM Service complies with this Agreement or is suitable for all users.

MISO BIM provides the MISO BIM Service on an “as is” and “as available” basis. You therefore use the MISO BIM Service at your own risk. MISO BIM expressly disclaims any and all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, and any other warranty that might arise under any law. Without limiting the foregoing, MISO BIM makes no representations or warranties:

  • That the MISO BIM Service will be permitted in your jurisdiction;
  • That the MISO BIM Service will be uninterrupted or error-free;
  • Concerning any content submitted by any member;
  • Concerning any third party’s use of content that you submit;
  • That any content you submit will be made available on the MISO BIM Service or will be stored by MISO BIM;
  • That the MISO BIM Service will meet your business or professional needs;
  • That MISO BIM will continue to support any particular feature of the MISO BIM Service; or
  • Concerning sites and resources outside of the MISO BIM Service, even if linked to from the MISO BIM Service.

To the extent any disclaimer or limitation of liability does not apply, all applicable express, implied, and statutory warranties will be limited in duration to a period of thirty (30) days after the date on which you first used the MISO BIM Service, and no warranties shall apply after such period.

  1. Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law: (i) MISO BIM shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses; and (ii) MISO BIM’s total liability to you shall not exceed the amounts paid by you to MISO BIM over the twelve (12) months preceding your claim(s).

  1. Compliance Notice Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 2257

All pictures, graphics, videos, and other visual media displayed on the MISO BIM Service are exempt from 18 U.S.C. § 2257 and 28 C.F.R. 75 because they do not consist of depictions of conduct as specifically listed in 18 U.S.C. § 2256 (2) (A) – (D), but are merely, at most, depictions of non-sexually explicit nudity, or are depictions of simulated sexual conduct, or are otherwise exempt because the visual depictions were created prior to July 3, 1995. MISO BIM is not the primary producer of the visual content contained in the MISO BIM Service.

  1. General Provisions

GOVERNING LAW: This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, United States of America, without regard to principles of conflicts of law. The Uniform Commercial Code, the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act, and the United Nations Convention of Controls for International Sale of Goods shall not apply.

DISPUTES: Any action arising out of or relating to this Agreement or your use of the MISO BIM Service must be commenced in the state or federal courts located in New York County, New York, United States of America (and you consent to the jurisdiction of those courts). In any such action, MISO BIM and you irrevocably waive any right to a trial by jury.

INTERPRETATION; SEVERABILITY; WAIVER; REMEDIES: Headings are for convenience only and shall not be used to construe the terms of this Agreement. If any term of this Agreement is found invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that term will be severed from this Agreement. No failure or delay by MISO BIM in exercising any right hereunder will waive any further exercise of that right. MISO BIM’s rights and remedies hereunder are cumulative and not exclusive.

SUCCESSORS; ASSIGNMENT; NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES: This Agreement is binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of both parties and their respective successors, heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, and permitted assigns. You may not assign this Agreement without MISO BIM’s prior written consent. No third party shall have any rights hereunder.

NOTICES: You consent to receive all communications including notices, agreements, disclosures, or other information from MISO BIM electronically. MISO BIM may provide all such communications by email or by posting them on the MISO BIM Service. For support-related inquiries, you may contact us. You may send notices of a legal nature to MISO BIM at legal[at]MISO BIM[dot]com or the following address:

MISO BIM, by MISO Studios, LLC 40 N. 4th St. Brooklyn, NY 11249

Nothing herein shall limit MISO BIM’s right to object to subpoenas, claims, or other demands.

MODIFICATION: This Agreement may not be modified except by a revised Terms of Service posted by MISO BIM on the MISO BIM Site or a written amendment signed by an authorized representative of MISO BIM. A revised Terms of Service will be effective as of the date it is posted on the MISO BIM Site.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This Agreement incorporates the following documents by reference:

This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between MISO BIM and you concerning the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings regarding the same. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Agreement does not govern any use of MISO BIM’s application protocol interface (API), which is governed by our API Agreement.