TERMS OF USE

A&E TELEVISION NETWORKS, LLC
TERMS OF USE
Effective 03/28/2022

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.

A&E Television Networks, LLC and its affiliates (collectively, “A+E Networks” or “we” or “us”) owns, operates and/or provides this and other U.S.-based digital properties, such as websites, mobile apps, games, smart TV apps, virtual environments and other online services and platforms that include an authorized link to these Terms (each, a “Site”) subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth herein. You agree that both your access to and use of the Sites are governed by these Terms of Use (the “Terms”). These Terms are a legal contract between you and A+E Networks, and by accessing and/or using the Sites, including registering for an account, interacting with the Sites, or submitting feedback through the Sites, you agree to follow and be bound by the Terms and to abide by all rules, terms, conditions, restrictions and notices in the Terms.  If you do not agree to the Terms, do not access or use the Sites.

Promotions, sweepstakes, giveaways, contests, or other interactions with the Sites (each, a “Promotion”) are governed by these Terms unless specifically superseded by Promotion-specific terms.

THESE TERMS CONTAIN PROVISIONS CONCERNING BINDING ARBITRATION AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER (SECTION 1), DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES (SECTION 14) AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY (SECTION 15).

  1. Dispute Resolution

You and A+E Networks agree to arbitrate all Disputes between you and A+E Networks, except for Disputes relating to the enforcement of A+E Networks’ intellectual property. “Disputes” include, without limitation, any dispute, action or other controversy, whether based on past, present or future events, between you and A+E Networks arising out of or relating to the Sites or the Terms, whether based in contract, tort, warranty, statute, regulation, or another legal or equitable basis.

The Terms are solely governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law that might require the application of the laws of another jurisdiction. Except for Disputes relating to the enforcement of A+E Networks’ intellectual property, you and A+E Networks agree that any Disputes between you and A+E Networks, including but not limited to Disputes relating to the interpretation, applicability, scope, enforceability or validity of the Terms or the formation of this contract, including the arbitrability of any Dispute and any claim that all or any part of the Terms are void or voidable, must be resolved exclusively through binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and that the arbitrator shall have the exclusive authority to resolve any such Dispute, or in small claims court in New York, New York, U.S.A. or in your county of residence if your claims qualify to be heard there. In the event of a Dispute, you or A+E Networks must send to the other party a notice of Dispute, in writing, setting forth the name, address and contact information of the party giving notice, the facts of the Dispute and relief requested. You may initiate proceedings by sending A+E Networks a Notice of Legal Dispute, available on the AAA website at WWW.ADR.ORG, to the following address:

A&E Television Networks, LLC
Attn: Digital Media Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs-Legal/Arbitration Notice
235 E. 45th Street
New York, NY 10017

We will send any notice of Dispute to you at the contact information we have for you.

You and A+E Networks agree to try to attempt to resolve a Dispute through informal negotiation upon notice of a Dispute for a period of 60 days. If you and A+E Networks do not resolve the Dispute in such 60 day time period, then you or A+E Networks may commence arbitration or suit in small claims court. You and A+E Networks agree that a Dispute in arbitration will be heard before a neutral single arbitrator, whose decision will be final, except for a limited right of appeal under the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act. With the exception of small claims court, YOU ARE GIVING UP THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE A DISPUTE IN A COURT OF LAW BEFORE A JUDGE OR JURY. The arbitration proceedings shall be governed by the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules, Consumer Due Process Protocol, and Supplementary Procedures for Resolution of Consumer-Related Disputes. Information regarding these rules can be found on the AAA website at WWW.ADR.ORG. In addition, you and A+E Networks agree that the following rules shall apply to the arbitration proceedings: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted, at the option of the party seeking relief, by telephone, online, or based solely on written submissions; and (b) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. The United Nations Conventions on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall have no applicability.

If you initiate arbitration, your arbitration fees will be limited to the filing fee set forth in the AAA’s Consumer Arbitration Rules. Unless the arbitrator finds the arbitration was frivolous or brought for an improper purpose, A+E Networks will pay all other AAA and arbitrator’s fees and expenses.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, NO ARBITRATION OR CLAIM UNDER THESE TERMS SHALL BE JOINED TO ANY OTHER ARBITRATION OR CLAIM, INCLUDING ANY ARBITRATION OR CLAIM INVOLVING ANY OTHER CURRENT OR FORMER USER OF THE SITES, AND NO CLASS ACTION PROCEEDINGS OR ANY PROCEEDINGS IN WHICH EITHER PARTY ACTS OR PROPOSES TO ACT IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY SHALL BE PERMITTED. ANY RELIEF MAY BE AWARDED ONLY INDIVIDUALLY AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO REDRESS YOUR INDIVIDUAL CLAIM(S); RELIEF MAY NOT BE AWARDED ON BEHALF OF OTHERS OR THE GENERAL PUBLIC. In no event shall any claim, action or proceeding by you or A+E Networks related in any way to the Sites be instituted more than one (1) year after the cause of action arose.

If a court of competent jurisdiction finds these arbitration provisions invalid or inapplicable, you agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal and State courts located in New York County, New York, or any United States county where you live or work, and you agree to submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any applicable claim or action.

If any part of this “Dispute Resolution” section is found to be illegal or unenforceable, the remainder will remain in effect, except that if a finding of partial illegality or unenforceability would allow class or representative arbitration, this “Dispute Resolution” section will be unenforceable in its entirety. If you are found to have a non-waivable right to bring a particular claim or to request a particular form of relief that the arbitrator lacks authority to redress or award according to this “Dispute Resolution” section, then only that respective claim or request for relief may be brought in court, and you and we agree that litigation of any such claim or request for relief shall stay pending the resolution of any individual claim(s) or request(s) for relief in arbitration.

Our past, present, and future affiliates and agents can invoke our rights under this agreement in the event they become involved in a dispute with you. Otherwise, these Terms do not give rights to any third parties.

  1. Ownership and Use of Sites and Content

The Sites may include information, content, or other materials, including without limitation, audio and video programming (and clips thereof), logos, icons, games, software, applications, data, text, graphics, images, and/or links (collectively, the “Content”). You acknowledge that the Content and the Sites are protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents and other proprietary rights owned by A+E Networks and/or its licensors, including rights to the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such Content, and that these rights are valid and protected in all media and formats existing now or later developed and under the United States and foreign laws. Except as expressly provided herein, A+E Networks does not grant you any express or implied rights in or to the Content and/or the Sites, and all right, title and interest that A+E Networks has in the Content and/or the Sites not explicitly granted to you by A+E Networks or its licensors are retained by A+E Networks or its licensors, respectively. Without limiting the foregoing, you are not licensed to, shall not, and shall not authorize or permit any person or entity to, reproduce, publish, display, distribute, make available, publicly perform, create derivative works of, sale, offer for sale, register, associate, use or otherwise exploit the Sites in any form or format in connection with a Metaverse Environment or an NFT (each as defined below).

“Metaverse Environment” means any real-time, 3-D rendered digital environment or platform (or part thereof), or other simulated or virtual environments (or part thereof), including any environment or platform that (a) provides software, tools, content libraries or other functionality to end-users that enable the user to create or generate content; (b) offers, sells, leases, or otherwise provides virtual or digital real estate; (c) provides 3-D meeting room functionality; (d) is described, marketed, or commonly known as a “metaverse”, “proto-metaverse”, “island” or “Web3” environment or platform (as those terms are commonly understood in the industry, and any successor terms); and/or (e) is accessed by, or experienced using, a virtual-reality or augmented-reality headset, glasses or other similar hardware. “NFT” means a non-fungible or other digital or cryptographic token or any other kind of digital collectible that represents, authenticates, references, is associated with, or includes content, goods, or services, including any such token or related information (i) that is minted, stored in or distributed on a blockchain network, other distributed ledger or digital wallet; (ii) that is associated with any content, goods or services stored or distributed by or through a decentralized content storage or distribution platform (e.g. IPFS); and/or (iii) that is (or access to the content, goods or services associated with such token is) marketed, promoted, sold or offered for sale  in exchange for cryptocurrency.

A+E Networks hereby grants you a personal, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, limited license to access and use the Sites on Permitted Devices (as defined below), subject to your complete compliance with the Terms and any and all other terms and policies set forth on or in the Content and/or the Sites, only for as long as each Content or Site is made available by us. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights in or to any of the Sites or the Content by using any of the Sites or Content. “Permitted Device” means any television, laptop, tablet, smartphone, streaming media player or other device on which A+E Networks makes the Site available, but, for clarity, excluding any device on which A+E Networks makes available any Metaverse Environment unless A+E Networks expressly makes the Site available on such Metaverse Environment.

The Sites and Content are provided for your personal and non-commercial use and are intended for informational and entertainment purposes only, and you are prohibited from using, and are expressly not granted the right to use, the Sites or Content for any other purpose. As a condition of your access to and use of the Content and Sites, you agree that you will not use the Content or Sites for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and that you will comply with all applicable laws and any conditions or restrictions imposed by these Terms, including United States export control and economic sanctions requirements.

No Content or Site may be modified, copied, adapted, transformed, reverse engineered, decompiled, disassembled, reduced to a human-readable form, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, scraped, displayed, posted, transmitted, transferred, licensed or sold in any form or by any means now known or hereinafter devised, in whole or in part, without A+E Networks’ or its licensors’ prior written permission or as expressly authorized by these Terms. You agree not to introduce knowingly or recklessly a virus or other harmful component, otherwise tamper with, impair or damage any Site or connected network, or interfere with any person or entity’s use or enjoyment of any Site.  You further agree not to access, monitor or copy, or permit another person or entity to access, monitor or copy, the Sites or Content or any portion of the Sites or Content using a robot, search engine, “spider,” “scraper,” or other automated means or manual process without our express written permission.  You may not circumvent or disable any content protection features or digital rights management technology on or used with any Content or Site. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices on downloaded and copied Content, and any such downloads or copies are subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms.

he trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on the Sites (collectively the “Trademarks”) are the registered and unregistered trademarks of A+E Networks, its subsidiaries, its licensors and vendors and other third parties. The Trademarks owned by A+E Networks and its subsidiaries, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not A+E Networks’, in any manner that suggests an association with our products, services, or brands, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, or in any manner that disparages A+E Networks. Nothing contained on the Sites should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark without the express written permission of A+E Networks or the third party owner of any such Trademark. Misuse of any Trademarks is prohibited, and A+E Networks may aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights in such Trademarks, including via civil and criminal proceedings.

  1. Interactive Features and User Submissions

The Sites may provide you and other users with features that allow you to submit, post, comment, display, transmit and/or exchange information, ideas, opinions, photographs, images, video, creative works or other information, messages, transmissions, ratings or material to the Sites (“Submissions”). Submissions do not reflect the views of A+E Networks and A+E Networks has no obligation to monitor, edit, or review any Submissions on the Sites. A+E Networks assumes NO responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such Submissions nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such Submissions on the Sites. You are strictly prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, bigoted, hateful, scandalous, inflammatory, violent, vulgar, pornographic, profane or otherwise offensive material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, harm or can reasonably be expected to harm any person or entity, or otherwise violate any law. A+E Networks will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing A+E Networks to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.

By sending, posting or transmitting to A+E Networks Submissions in any manner or by posting such Submissions to any area of the Sites, you grant A+E Networks and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license under all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, privacy and publicity rights, and other intellectual property and proprietary rights to use, reproduce, exhibit, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, make, have made, sell, offer for sale, import or otherwise exploit such Submissions in any media and format now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you or the provider of the Submissions. You agree not to enforce any moral, ancillary or similar rights in or to the Submissions against us or our licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other users. None of the Submissions will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submissions. You must not transmit any Submission to or through the Sites or to A+E Networks that you consider to be confidential or proprietary, and any Submissions shall be deemed non-confidential. You are responsible and liable for any Submissions.

By posting a Submission you represent and warrant (A) that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission, including without limitation, all copyrights; (B) that the content is accurate; (C) that use of the content you supply does not violate these Terms of Use and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and (D) that you will indemnify, defend and hold harmless A+E Networks and/or its subsidiaries, and each of our and their respective employees and officers, for any and all claims, demands, liability, loss or expenses (including attorney’s fees) resulting from any content, information and ratings, including without limitation, all Submissions you supply, provide or transmit to A+E Networks or the Sites. A+E Networks has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content with or without prior notification to you to the full extent permitted by law.

A+E Networks takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content, materials or Submissions posted by you or any third party. A+E NETWORKS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY SUBMISSION, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU, THAT IT DETERMINES IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION VIOLATES ANY LAW OR RIGHT OF ANY PERSON, INFRINGES THE RIGHTS OF ANY PERSON, OR IS OTHERWISE INAPPROPRIATE FOR POSTING ON THE SITES.

  1. Purchasing Content or Subscriptions

You may choose to purchase merchandise, content, subscriptions, NFTs, or other products or services from (or within) others, such as merchants, apps, app stores, Metaverse Environments or other platforms (collectively, “Merchants”) posted on, linked to, or otherwise accessible through the Sites. Unless otherwise specified with respect to the purchase of an NFT, any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations from Merchants regarding purchases from Merchants are solely between you and the Merchant. A+E Networks is not responsible for losses or damages of any kind resulting from such purchases and A+E Networks makes no warranty or representation regarding purchases through any Merchant posted on or linked to through the Sites. In-app purchases through third-party app stores or marketplaces are governed by the terms of the third-party app store or marketplace.

  1. Subscriptions

We offer both monthly and annual subscriptions. Our subscription services are available for purchase online directly through A+E Networks or through select third-parties (including but not limited to app stores, television providers, and other platforms).  You must be 18 years or older to purchase. By signing up for a subscription, you agree that your subscription will be automatically renewed for the applicable duration (typically, monthly or annually) unless you cancel your subscription before the renewal date.   Upon renewal, you authorize us to charge your payment method for the renewal term. Subscription pricing is subject to change at any time with advance notice. Unless we notify you of a rate change prior to your auto-renewal (in which case you will be offered the right to cancel your subscription at that time), the renewal rate will be no more than the rate for the immediately prior subscription period, excluding any promotional and discount pricing. Your billing period will begin on the date you purchase a subscription and continue on a recurring basis unless you cancel or change your subscription. Your recurring subscription is billed on the first day of each billing period. If you purchase a subscription through a third-party, the third-party may change the price for a subscription on their platform and will communicate any price changes to you in accordance with its terms and policies.

Prices do not include sales tax. Applicable sales tax will be calculated and added at the time you complete a transaction. States where sales tax is currently required includes but is not limited to:  Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.

You can cancel your subscription at any time. You must cancel your subscription before it renews in order to avoid being charged for the next cycle’s subscription fee. If you cancel your subscription you will not receive a prorated refund for the current term, but you will continue to have access to your subscription until the end of that period. If you purchased your subscription online, you can sign into your account online and go to “My Account” to cancel. If you obtained your subscription through a third party, you can cancel your subscription directly with that third party according to its terms and policies. Canceling a subscription will not terminate your account; see Section 13 (Termination) for information about terminating an account.

Some of our subscriptions may offer gifting options. For more information and additional terms about gifting, please visit our Gift Subscription Terms and Conditions.

For more information about subscriptions and additional terms, please visit the FAQs on our subscription pages.

  1. Submission of Unsolicited Ideas

A+E Networks does not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new programming, promotions, products, services, technologies or processes (collectively, “User Ideas”). You must not communicate any User Ideas to A+E Networks (such as, without limitation, through email or transmissions to or through the Sites) that you consider to be confidential or proprietary, and any User Ideas shall be deemed non-confidential. You are responsible and liable for any User Ideas. You agree that by submitting User Ideas to A+E Networks, including any concepts, know-how or ideas, you hereby grant A+E Networks a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, exhibit, distribute, prepare derivative works of and display the User Ideas in connection with the Sites and A+E Networks’ (and its successor’s) business, including without limitation, for promoting and redistributing part or all of the User Ideas (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels whether now known or hereafter developed, without payment or accounting to you or to others. You further agree that, in connection with any submission of User Ideas to us, that no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created between you and us in any way and that there is no expectation on your part of review, compensation or consideration of any type.

  1. Modifications to the Sites and the Terms

A+E Networks reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change, terminate, supplement, modify, add to or discontinue any content, feature, or aspect of the Sites. A+E Networks reserves the right to make changes to these Terms at any time. We will provide notification to you in advance of any material changes to these Terms becoming effective by posting a notification on the Sites. If you continue to access and/or use any of the Sites after the effective date of such changes, then such access and/or use will be deemed an acceptance of and an agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms as changed. The revised Terms supersede all previous notices or statements regarding the Sites. For this reason, we encourage you to review these Terms any time you access or use the Sites, and we recommend that you print out a copy for your records.

  1. Third-Party Sites and Platforms

The Sites may enable you to access third-party sites (such as by linking) or may be accessible through third-party services, such as app stores, Metaverse Environments or other platforms (for example, where one of our Smart TV apps is accessible through a third-party Smart TV platform). These third-party sites and services and the content on them are not under the control of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is not responsible for the contents of any third-party site or service or for any information, materials or any form of transmission received from any third-party site or service, nor is A+E Networks responsible if any third-party site or service is not functioning properly. A+E Networks provides access to third-party sites and allows access via third-party services to you merely as a convenience, and there is no implied endorsement by A+E Networks of any third party or any association with the operators of third-party sites, platforms, or other services. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by the privacy statements and terms of use that apply to any third-party site, platform, or other services and their contents.

Your network or roaming provider’s messaging, data and any other relevant rates and fees may apply when you access the Sites through a mobile network.  Your network provider may prohibit or restrict downloading, installing or using certain Sites and not all Sites may work with your network provider or device.

Any dealings with third parties, such as advertisers, included within the Sites or participation in promotions involving the delivery of and payment for goods and services, or any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such third parties, are solely between you and that third party. A+E Networks is neither responsible nor liable for any part of such dealings or promotions.

  1. Claims of Copyright Infringement

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by A+E Networks infringe your copyright (for example, materials posted by A+E Networks on one of our Forums), you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed or that access to it be blocked. Please see the requirements and specific instructions for submitting a notice to A+E Networks on A+E Networks’ COPYRIGHT POLICY. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed by A+E Networks against you, the DMCA permits you to send A+E Networks a counter-notice. Please refer to A+E Networks’ COPYRIGHT POLICYfor the requirements and instructions for submitting a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see WWW.COPYRIGHT.GOV for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Sites should be sent to A+E Networks’ Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement at: A&E Television Networks, LLC, 235 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017, Attn: Christian T. Palmieri, DMCA Agent, By Telephone: (212) 850-9317, By Facsimile: (212) 907-9476, or By email: COPYRIGHT@AENETWORKS.COM (with the subject line: “DMCA Communication (from YOU)”).

A+E Networks’ Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement should be contacted only for the purposes set forth in this Section. ALL OTHER INQUIRIES DIRECTED TO A+E NETWORKS’ COPYRIGHT AGENT WILL NOT BE ANSWERED.

  1. Digital Charges

The Sites may include download charges, in-app/game purchases and in-app/game subscriptions (collectively, “Digital Charges”) and NFTs available for purchase. Digital Charges and charges and royalties on NFTs may be levied by A+E Networks directly or through a third-party platform or other service. The digital goods provided by A+E Networks in return for Digital Charges and the purchase of an NFT include only a limited license and right to be used as allowed by A+E Networks in its sole discretion (each digital good provided pursuant to such license and right, a “Digital Good”). Other than a limited, personal, revocable, non-transferable (unless, with respect to an NFT, as otherwise specified in the metadata), non-sublicenseable license to use Digital Goods on and in the Sites, you agree that you have no right or title in or to any such Digital Goods. You agree that A+E Networks or the third party platform has the sole right to regulate, oversee, manage, control, modify, terminate, and/or eliminate Digital Charges and the associated Digital Goods from the Sites as it sees fit and in its sole discretion.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT (UNLESS, WITH RESPECT TO AN NFT, AS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN THE METADATA) DIGITAL CHARGES MERELY REPRESENT A MEANS TO ACCESS CERTAIN FEATURES OF THE SITES IF, WHEN AND TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY A+E NETWORKS, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, REGARDLESS OF ANY CONSIDERATION OFFERED OR PAID IN EXCHANGE FOR ACCESS TO DIGITAL GOODS, YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY RIGHTS BEYOND THOSE SET FORTH IN THESE TERMS REGARDING SUCH DIGITAL GOODS. SPECIFICALLY, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REAL PROPERTY RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH DIGITAL GOODS, ANY VIRTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH DIGITAL GOODS (UNLESS, WITH RESPECT TO AN NFT, AS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN THE METADATA), ANY RIGHT OF ACCESS TO SUCH VIRTUAL CURRENCY OR ANY RIGHT TO ANY DATA STORED BY OR ON BEHALF OF A+E NETWORKS.

  1. Access by Children

YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 13 YEARS OF AGE TO USE THE SITES, REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT, OR TRANSMIT/SUBMIT/POST ANY SUBMISSION, ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION OR TO ANY FORUM. Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d), as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. By accessing, using and/or submitting information to or through any of the Sites, you represent that you are at least 13 years of age or older and otherwise have the legal capacity to enter into these Terms.

UNDER 18: IF YOU ARE A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A USER OF THE SITES WHO IS UNDER THE AGE OF 18, YOU CONSENT TO YOUR TEENAGER’S REGISTRATION WITH AND USE OF THE SITES, AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS IN RESPECT OF AND ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUCH TEENAGER’S USE OF THE SITES.

  1. Privacy/Security

A+E Networks uses your personal information as set out in our PRIVACY NOTICE. By using our Sites, you acknowledge that you have read and understood our PRIVACY NOTICE.

If you register for an account, whether using stand-alone registration or social media logins, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password and for any and all activities that are conducted through your account. If you have reason to believe that your username, password or other account information is no longer secure or you become aware of any other breach of security involving your account or the Site, you must: (i) promptly change your password by visiting the Sites and/or applicable social media site, and (ii) immediately notify us of the problem by emailing us at FEEDBACK@AENETWORKS.COM (with the subject line: “Account Security Issues”). You agree that the information you provide and maintain under your account, including your contact information and your payment information, is true, accurate, current and complete, and you agree not to impersonate or misrepresent your identity or your affiliation with any person or entity.  You agree that we may take steps to verify the accuracy of information you provide, including contact information for a parent or guardian.

You may not use anyone else’s user account at any time and you may not allow anyone else to use your account at any time. You agree that A+E Networks will not be liable for any loss you may incur as a result of someone else using your username and/or password, either with or without your knowledge, and you further agree that you will be liable for losses incurred by A+E Networks or another party due to someone else using your account information. Because of this, A+E Networks strongly recommends that you exit from your account at the end of each session.

  1. Termination

Your ability to access and use the Sites and Content will remain effective until terminated in accordance with the Terms. A+E Networks may suspend, terminate, modify or delete your account with or without notice to you, at any time for any reason or for no reason, including without limitation, for violation of the Terms. A+E Networks reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and to remove Content for any reason whatsoever in its sole discretion.

You may terminate your account by sending a letter stating your intention to A&E Television Networks, LLC, Attn: Digital Account Termination c/o Legal & Business Affairs, 235 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017 or FEEDBACK@AENETWORKS.COM (with the subject line “Termination Request”). Terminating your account will not automatically terminate any subscriptions you have purchased; please see Section 5 above for information on how to cancel a subscription. A+E Networks may terminate and delete your account, in our sole discretion, if it has been inactive for a period of at least 12 months. Your account will be considered inactive if you do not log on to any Site using your username and password.

  1. Disclaimers

THE SITES, THE CONTENT AND ANY AND ALL PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, A+E NETWORKS AND ITS LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS, MERCHANTS AND AGENTS, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE. A+E NETWORKS AND ITS LICENSORS, LICENSEES, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS, MERCHANTS, AND AGENTS DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITES OR THE CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR SECURE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITES (OR ANY PART THEREOF INCLUDING THE CONTENT AND SUBMISSIONS), THE SERVER(S) ON WHICH THE SITES ARE HOSTED OR ANY SOFTWARE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. NO OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT OF A+E NETWORKS OR ITS LICENSORS, LICENSEES, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS, MERCHANTS, AGENTS, MEMBERS OR VISITORS, WHETHER MADE ON THE SITES, IN THE CONTENT OR OTHERWISE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. YOUR USE OF THE SITES AND ANY CONTENT AND SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITES ARE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

  1. Limitation of Liability

NEITHER A+E NETWORKS NOR ANY OF OUR SUBSIDIARIES, LICENSORS, LICENSEES, SUPPLIERS, MERCHANTS, ADVERTISERS OR SPONSORS, NOR OUR OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF DATA OR LOST PROFITS), UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO: (A) THE SITES AND/OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE SITES, SUBMISSIONS, ANY LINKED WEBSITE OR ANY CODE, PRODUCT OR SERVICE PURCHASED, ACCESSIBLE OR USABLE THROUGH THE SITES, (B) YOUR ACCESS, USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES AND/OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE SITES, OR (C) ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITES AND/OR CONTENT, IN EACH CASE (A) THROUGH (C), EVEN IF WE WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, A+E NETWORKS’ LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITES, CONTENT, SUBMISSIONS, PRODUCTS OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE IS TO STOP USING THE SITES, CONTENT, SUBMISSIONS, PRODUCTS OR LINKED WEBSITE, AS APPLICABLE. THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO A+E NETWORKS FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO A+E NETWORKS, IF ANY, TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITES. NO COMMUNICATION OF ANY KIND BETWEEN YOU AND A+E NETWORKS OR A REPRESENTATIVE OF A+E NETWORKS CONSTITUTES A WAIVER OF ANY LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY HEREUNDER OR CREATES ANY ADDITIONAL WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.

  1. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend (at A+E Networks’ sole option) and hold harmless A+E Networks, our licensors, suppliers, merchants, advertisers and sponsors, and our and their directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents and other representatives, from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) and other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from: (a) your breach (including through use of your username, whether or not by you) of the Terms; (b) any allegation that any Submission or other information you submit to us or transmit to the Sites or A+E Networks infringes or otherwise violates the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property or other right of any third party; (c) your access to and use of the Sites; and/or (d) any claim that one of your postings or Submissions caused damage to a third party, including without limitation, libel, defamation, loss of or harm to reputation or any other damage whatsoever.

  1. Notices and Contact Information

All notices required or permitted to be given under these Terms must be in writing and shall be given by personal delivery, registered or certified mail, or Federal Express or other nationally recognized courier service which regularly tracks its packages, to A&E Television Networks, LLC, 235 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017, Attention: Digital Media Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs. Notices, if personally delivered, shall be deemed to have been received on the date of delivery; if by registered or certified mail, on the third business day after mailing; if by Federal Express, on the second business day after deposit with the service.

You consent to receive communications from A+E Networks, including agreements, disclosures, and other notices, electronically from us, for example via email to your email address provided during registration. You agree that any agreements, disclosures, notices, or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communication be in writing.

If you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sites, feel free to contact us at: A&E Television Networks, LLC, re: Web Site [Name], 235 E. 45th Street, New York, NY 10017, Attn: Webmaster or FEEDBACK@AENETWORKS.COM (with the subject line “Questions, Comments or Complaints”).

  1. Miscellaneous

If any provision of the Terms is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between you and A+E Networks relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between us with respect to such subject matter. The Terms are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with A+E Networks’ prior written consent. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default, and any failure by us to assert any right or provision under the Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by the Terms. The provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination of the Terms shall survive such termination. Any heading, caption or section title contained herein is inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof. A+E Networks’ performance of the Terms is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in the Terms is in derogation of A+E Networks’ right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Sites or information provided to or gathered by A+E Networks with respect to such use.

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March. 2022

Previous versions of the Terms of Use are accessible below:

12/13/19