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  • News UPDATES TO THE DISNEY TERMS OF USE - what changed?

    Disney just emailed me that they are updating their terms of use.

    Anyone know what they've changed? I'll bet it has something to do with the changes to Disney due to the Coronavirus fallout.

    Updated Disney Terms of Use
    Dumbo rats: the other lovable rodents.

  • #2
    Brilliant move, Disney. Your parks are closed, your cruise ships are docked, your movie productions are shut down, your customers are dealing with a pandemic that endangers everyone's lives...

    ...and you pick NOW to hit them with a crap-load of cold legalese.

    Brilliant.
    "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
    it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
    together with every variety of recreation and fun,
    designed to appeal to everyone."

    - Walt Disney

    "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
    - Michael Eisner

    "It's very symbiotic."
    - Bob Chapek

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    • #3
      Originally posted by nickdean707 View Post
      Did you find the change in the terms of use that made you so upset? Or are you just guessing?
      Do you seriously see no PR problem with the optics of your former employer sending this kind of legal document to its customers... (wait for it)... at this time?

      (Big Hint: "this time" refers to a period in Disney's history when it needs all the good will it can get from its customers.)

      (Bigger Hint: Disney sells itself as Family Friendly.)

      Terms of Use – United States

      Last Updated: April 14, 2020

      Disney DTC LLC and/or its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, “Disney” “we” or “us”) are pleased to provide to you certain websites, software, applications, content, products, and services (“Disney Products” and “Products”), which may be branded Disney, ABC, ESPN, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, FX, Fox Searchlight, 20th Century Fox, National Geographic, or another brand owned or licensed by Disney.

      PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE DISNEY PRODUCTS. THESE TERMS GOVERN YOUR USE OF ALL OF THE DISNEY PRODUCTS. BY USING THE DISNEY PRODUCTS YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. YOUR USE OF THE DISNEY PRODUCTS IS ALSO GOVERNED BY OUR PRIVACY POLICY.

      ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND US, EXCEPT DISPUTES RESOLVED IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT, IS SUBJECT TO A CLASS ACTION WAIVER AND MUST BE RESOLVED BY INDIVIDUAL BINDING ARBITRATION. PLEASE READ THE ARBITRATION PROVISION (SECTION 8. BELOW) AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THIS CONTRACT.

      TABLE OF CONTENTS

      1. These Terms of Use Are a Contract Between You and Us
      2. License Grant and Restrictions
      3. Usage Rules
      4. Paid Transactions
      5. Contests, Sweepstakes and Promotions
      6. Disclaimers and Limitation on Liability
      7. Submissions, User Generated Content, DMCA Takedown Notices
      8. BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER
      9. Additional Provisions
      1. These Terms of Use Are a Contract Between You and Us


      A. Binding Contract. These terms of use (“Agreement”) are a contract between you and Disney DTC LLC, as a Delaware limited liability company doing business at 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California 91521, USA and its affiliates and subsidiaries. Other than as expressly stated herein, there are no third-party beneficiaries of this Contract.

      B. Agreement. You represent to Disney that you have read, understood, and expressly agree to be bound by this Agreement, and the terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced herein, whether you have created a Disney account (and agree to this Agreement at the time you created that account) or whether you simply browse, use, or access a Disney Product offered directly by Disney or through a third party (and agree to this Agreement when you browse, use, or access any aspect of the Disney Product). If you do not agree to the Agreement, you may not use the Disney Products.

      C. Supplemental Terms. This Agreement governs the Disney Products in general. More specific and/or supplemental terms and conditions may apply to some Products, including but not limited to, a particular contest, software, application, promotional code, service or other activity; availability of certain merchandise, content, programs, or other activities; conditions or other limitations to the Disney Products for users under certain ages; and/or specific terms or restrictions that may accompany certain territories, programs, content, products, websites, applications or other software. Any supplemental terms and conditions are in addition to this Agreement and, in the event of a conflict, the supplemental terms will prevail over this Agreement. If you do not agree to the applicable supplemental terms and conditions disclosed, you may not use the Disney Product.

      D. Amendments. We may need to make changes to any portion of this Agreement from time to time and for many reasons, including to reflect updates to the Disney Products or changes in law. If we make a material change to this Agreement, it will be effective thirty (30) days following either our dispatch of a notice to you or our posting of the amended terms through the Disney Products, the third party that makes Disney Products available to you, or at disneytermsofuse.com. You are responsible for periodically reviewing this Agreement for updates and amendments. By continuing to use the Disney Products you will be deemed to have agreed to and accepted any amendments. If you do not agree to any change to this Agreement, you must discontinue using the Disney Products. Our customer service representatives are not authorized to modify any provision of this Agreement, either verbally or in writing.

      E. Accounts. Some Disney Products permit or require you to create an account to participate or to secure additional benefits. You agree that any information you provide and maintain is accurate, current and complete, including your contact information for notices and other communications from us and your payment information. You agree not to impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, including using another person’s username, password or other account information, or another person’s name or likeness, or provide false details for a parent or guardian. You agree that we may take steps to verify the accuracy of information you provide, including contact information for a parent or guardian.

      F. Passwords and Security. You agree that you will not share your account or account information with others. You are responsible for taking reasonable steps to maintain the confidentiality of your username and password, and you are responsible for all activities under your account that you can reasonably control. You agree to promptly notify us of any unauthorized use of your username, password or other account information, or of any other breach of security that you become aware of involving your account or the Disney Products.

      G. Electronic Notice. You consent to receive notices, including agreements, disclosures, and other communications, electronically from us at the email address you have provided. You agree that these electronic notices satisfy any legal requirements that such communications be in writing.

      H. Termination or Suspension. We may terminate or suspend your access to any Disney Products, and/or terminate this Agreement subject to the survival of terms as provided below, if required by law, or if we have objective reason to believe you have used the Disney Products in violation of any provision of this Agreement or any supplemental terms, and/or if you engage in or encourage infringement or any other illegal conduct as it relates to your use of the Disney Products.
      2. License Grant and Restrictions


      The Disney Products, including, but not limited to, movies, television shows, entertainment or informational programming, trailers, bonus material, scripts, code, images and artwork, are our copyrighted, patented or trademarked property or the copyrighted, patented or trademarked property of our licensors and all copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, patents and other intellectual property rights in the Disney Products are owned by us or our licensors (who may be third-party beneficiaries of this contract) and protected by the copyright, trademark, patent and other laws of the United States and international treaties.

      A. Consumer License. If a Disney Product, or third party providing Disney Products subject to this Agreement, is configured to enable the use of software, content, virtual items or other materials owned or licensed by us, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable license to access and use in the United States such software, content, virtual item or other material for your personal, noncommercial use only, only for as long as that Disney Product is made available to you by us, or an authorized third party, and only in accordance with this Agreement and/or the specific terms that apply to that Disney Product, with no right to reproduce, distribute, communicate to the public, make available to the public, or transform any Disney Product, in any media format or channel now known or hereafter devised (except as may be expressly described or contemplated within the Disney Product). This is a license agreement and not an agreement for sale or assignment of any rights in the Disney Products. Except as we specifically agree in writing, no element of the Disney Products may be used or exploited in any way other than as part of the authorized Product made available to you. You may own the physical media on which elements of the Disney Products are made available to you, but we retain full and complete ownership of the Disney intellectual property. We do not transfer title to any portion of the Disney websites, software, applications, content, virtual items or other materials and/or services to you. Likewise, the purchase of a license to use any Disney Product does not create an ownership interest in the Disney websites, software, applications, content, virtual items or other materials and/or services.

      B. Restrictions on Your Use of Disney’s Products. You agree that as a condition of your license, you will not:

      i. circumvent or disable any content protection system or digital rights management technology used in connection with the Disney Product;

      ii. copy the Disney Product (except as expressly permitted by us);

      iii. rebroadcast, transmit or perform the Disney Product;

      iv. create derivative works of the Disney Product or any part thereof, except as and only to the extent that any foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law;

      v. move, decompile, reverse-engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce to human-readable form the Disney Products and/or the video player(s), underlying technology, any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection or access control measure incorporated into the video player(s);

      vi. modify the Disney Products, including, but not limited to, by removing identification, copyright or other proprietary notices from the Disney Products, or by framing, mirroring, or utilizing similar techniques;

      vii. access or use the Disney Products in a manner that suggests an association with our products, services or brands;

      viii. use the Disney Products for any commercial or business related use or build a business utilizing the Products, whether or not for profit;

      ix. bypass, modify, defeat, tamper with or circumvent any of the functions or protections of the Disney Products;

      x. access, monitor or copy, or permit another person or entity to access, monitor or copy, any element of the Disney Products using a robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or manual process without our express written permission;

      xi. damage, disable, overburden or impair the Disney Products;

      xii. use the Disney Products in any unlawful manner, for any unlawful purpose, or in any manner inconsistent with this Agreement; and

      xiii. allow third parties to violate the above restrictions.

      C. Violation. Any attempt to perform any of the restricted actions listed above is a violation of the rights of Disney and/or the intellectual property rights holder.

      D. Export Controls. You may not access or use any Disney Product in violation of United States export control and economic sanctions requirements. By acquiring services, content or software through the Disney Products, you represent and warrant that your access to and use of the services, content or software will comply with those requirements.
      3. Usage Rules


      A. Changes to the Disney Products. The Disney Products are constantly evolving and will change over time. We reserve the right to make such changes or, if necessary, discontinue Disney Products. If required by law, we may also need to suspend, restrict, or terminate your access to Disney Products.

      B. Third-Party Services or Platforms. The Disney Products may integrate, be integrated into, or be provided in connection with third-party websites, services, applications, platforms, and/or content. We do not control those third-parties or the products they make available. You should read the terms of use agreements and privacy policies that apply to such third-party products. If you access a Disney Product using an Apple iOS, Android or Microsoft Windows-powered device or Microsoft Xbox One, Apple Inc., Google, Inc. or Microsoft Corporation, respectively, shall be a third-party beneficiary of this contract. However, these third-party beneficiaries are not a party to this contract. You agree that your access to the Disney Products using these devices also shall be subject to the usage terms set forth in the applicable third-party beneficiary’s terms of service. You represent to Disney that you have read and agreed to those terms.

      C. Internet, Browser and System Requirements. You may need a high speed Internet connection and/or minimum system and/or browser requirements to access and use certain aspects of the Disney Products. You are required to review the minimum requirements necessary for use of the specific Product.

      D. Mobile Networks. When you access the Disney Products through a mobile network, your network or roaming provider’s messaging, data and other rates and fees will apply. Downloading, installing or using certain Products may be prohibited or restricted by your network provider and not all Products may work with your network provider or device.

      E. Consent to Messages. When you use the Disney Products, you may be given the opportunity to consent to receive communications from us through email, text, and/or mobile push notifications. Standard text and calling rates will apply. You agree that texts, calls or prerecorded messages may be generated by automatic telephone dialing systems. You can opt out of promotional communications by following the “Unsubscribe” directions for emails, through the settings of the Disney Product, or, if via text message, by responding STOP. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO CONSENT TO RECEIVE PROMOTIONAL TEXTS OR CALLS AS A CONDITION OF USING THE DISNEY PRODUCTS.

      F. App Permissions. When you use the Disney Products, you may grant certain permissions to us for your device and/or accounts. Most mobile device platforms provide additional information regarding these permissions and how, if possible, to changes your permission settings. By downloading, installing or using the Disney Products, you agree to receive automatic software updates (as applicable).

      G. Informational and Entertainment Purposes. You understand that the Disney Products are for your personal, noncommercial use and are intended for informational and entertainment purposes only; the content available does not constitute legal, financial, professional, medical or healthcare advice or diagnosis and cannot be used for such purposes.

      H. Commercial, Marketing, or Branding Use Prohibited. Except as expressly licensed, we do not allow uses of the Disney Products, or other Disney intellectual property, that are commercial or business-related, including used in marketing or branding, or that advertise or offer to sell or promote products or services (whether or not for profit), or that solicit others (including solicitations for contributions or donations).

      I. Malware. You agree not to knowingly or recklessly introduce a virus or other harmful component, or otherwise tamper with, impair or damage any Disney Product or connected network, or interfere with any person or entity’s use or enjoyment of any Disney Product. You agree not to use any software or device that allows automated gameplay, expedited gameplay, or other manipulation of gameplay or game client and you agree not to cheat or otherwise modify a Disney Product or game experience to create an advantage for one user over another.

      J. Simulated Activity. You understand that to support smooth operation of the Disney Products across wide geographic areas, aspects of certain activities, such as game play, may be simulated to avoid delays.

      K. Affiliate Advertising Programs. Disney is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for websites, apps, or services to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to third party retail sites. For further information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.
      4. Paid Transactions


      A. Identity of Seller. Sales are made by Disney or the authorized seller identified at the time of sale, if different. If you have questions about your order, please contact the seller at the address provided and they will assist you. Some digital storefronts on the Disney Products are operated by third parties and, in that case, different or additional sale terms may apply, which you should read when they are presented to you.

      B. Digital Content and Virtual Items. We may make applications, games, software or other digital content available on the Disney Products or through authorized third parties for you to license for a one-time fee. When purchasing a license to access such material from a Disney Product, charges will be disclosed to you before you complete the license purchase.

      Your purchase of a virtual item or in-game currency is a payment for a limited, non-assignable license to access and use such content or functionality as intended by the Disney Products with no right to reproduce, distribute, communicate to the public, make available to the public or transform any Disney Product via any online media, in any media format or channel now known or hereafter devised (except as may be expressly described or contemplated within the Disney Product). Virtual items (including characters and character names) or in-game currency purchased or available to you in the Disney Products can only be used in connection with the Disney Products where you obtained them or where they were assembled by you as a result of game play. These items are not redeemable or subject to refund and cannot be traded outside of the Disney Products for money or other items for value. We may modify or discontinue virtual items or in-game currency at any time.

      C. Digital Movie Codes. Digital codes originally packaged in a combination disc + code package (a package that includes a DVD, Blu-Ray, and/or 4K/UHD disc(s) and a digital code) may not be sold separately and may be redeemed only by an individual who obtains the code in the original combination disc + code package, or by a family member of that individual. Digital codes are not authorized for redemption if sold separately. You may use digital movie codes to obtain licensed access to digital movies only as specifically authorized under this Agreement and the terms and conditions of the participating provider of digital content through which you access or download the digital movie. Digital movie codes sold, distributed, purchased, or transferred in a manner inconsistent with this Agreement are subject to being invalidated.

      Digital Movie Code Returns. If you do not agree to the above terms and conditions for redeeming a digital movie code obtained by you or a family member in an original combination disc + code package, you may return the combination disc + code package to Disney for a refund subject to the conditions provided at this link.

      D. Subscriptions. Some Disney Products require paid subscriptions and the acceptance of supplemental terms to access. By signing up for a subscription, you agreed that your subscription will be automatically renewed and, unless you cancel your subscription, you authorized us to charge your payment method for the renewal term. You agree that we can change the terms of the subscription with advance notice to you and an opportunity for you to cancel. The period of auto-renewal will be the same as your initial subscription period unless otherwise disclosed to you. The renewal rate will be no more than the rate for the immediately prior subscription period, excluding any promotional and discount pricing, unless we notify you of a rate change prior to your auto-renewal, in which case you will have the right to cancel the renewal of your subscription. From time to time, we may offer a free trial subscription for a Disney Product. If you register for a free trial subscription, we will begin to bill your account when the free trial subscription expires, unless you cancel your subscription before that time.

      Unless otherwise disclosed when you subscribe, you have the right to cancel your Disney Product subscription . When a subscription is canceled, you will not receive a prorated refund, but you will continue to have access to the Disney Products until the end of the term during which you canceled the subscription. If you cancel your subscription, you will still be obligated to pay other charges incurred by you in the course of using the Disney Product prior to the date of cancellation. If you pay a periodic subscription fee for a Disney Product, we will provide you with reasonable notice of changes to the fees or billing methods in advance of their effective date and you will be able to cancel your subscription prior to such change. If you subscribed online, we will give you the option of cancelling the subscription online.

      E. The Order Process. You will have the opportunity to review and confirm your order, including delivery address (if applicable), payment method and product details. We will send to you a notice when we accept your order and our acceptance will be deemed complete and for all purposes to have been effectively communicated to you at the time we send the notice. At such time, the contract for sale will be made and become binding on both you and us. The risk of loss in any goods you purchase and the responsibility to insure them passes to you when the relevant goods are delivered.

      We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any order prior to delivery. Some situations that may result in your order being cancelled include system or typographical errors, inaccuracies in product or pricing information or product availability, fairness among customers where supplies are limited, or problems identified by our credit or fraud departments. We also may require additional verification or information before accepting an order. We will contact you if any portion of your order is cancelled or if additional information is required to accept your order. If your order is cancelled after we have processed your payment but prior to delivery, we will refund your payment.

      F. Payments and Billing. When you provide payment information, you represent and warrant that the information is accurate, that you are authorized to use the payment method provided, and that you will notify us of changes to the payment information. We reserve the right to utilize third party payment card updating services to obtain current expiration dates on credit cards and debit cards.

      G. Right of Cancellation; Return of Goods. You may have the right to cancel an order placed for a Disney Product – depending on the nature of the Disney Product. Please read the following information carefully so you understand your right of cancellation.

      If you wish to cancel, you must do so by following the cancellation instructions for the particular Disney Product. A sample cancellation form is available here.

      i. Cancelling Subscriptions: Please see the information above on the process for cancelling subscriptions in our Subscriptions section, above.

      ii. Digital Content: When you purchase a license to access digital content or virtual items, you will be given an opportunity to consent to delivery at the time of purchase. By consenting to delivery, you acknowledge that you have lost the right to cancel. License purchase fees paid for digital content are non-refundable.

      iii. Physical Goods: You have the right, within thirty (30) days from the date of your receipt of physical goods, to cancel our contract with you and return the goods. This right does not apply to goods stated by us on the Disney Products to be non-returnable, including but not limited to:

      • Any products with a seal, where the seal is broken, such as audio and video recordings, computer software, and CD’s, DVD’s or other physical media that have been supplied in sealed packaging; and

      • Personalized items.

      iv. Personalized Goods: We reserve the right to refuse personalized orders at our discretion. Inappropriate use of our personalization service will cause your order to be cancelled and any payment refunded.

      These cancellation rights are separate from and in addition to your rights should any item we supply be faulty.

      If you are returning goods that are not faulty, you may be required to pay for the cost of returning the goods to us and we may deduct a reasonable amount if you used the goods.

      H. Pricing; Taxes. We may revise the pricing for the Disney Products we offer. When you place your order, we estimate the applicable tax and include that estimate in the total for your convenience. Except to the extent required under applicable tax laws, the actual tax amount that will be applied to your order and charged to your payment method is based on calculations on the date of shipment, regardless of when the order was placed.

      I. International Shipping; Customs. When ordering goods for delivery to countries other than the country where the seller is located, you may have to pay import duties and taxes levied. These and any additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you. For goods shipped internationally, please note that any manufacturer warranty may not be valid; manufacturer service options may not be available; manuals, instructions and safety warnings may not be in destination country languages; the goods and accompanying materials may not be designed in accordance with destination country standards, specifications, and labeling requirements; and the goods may not conform to destination country voltage (requiring use of an adapter or converter). You are responsible for assuring the goods can be lawfully imported to the destination country. When ordering from us, the recipient is the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the destination country.

      J. Gift Cards. Disney gift cards may be offered for purchase and/or redemption in connection with certain Disney Products, subject to additional terms of service. The risk of loss and title for gift cards passes to you at the time of electronic transmission or delivery to the carrier. Gift cards may be redeemed at eligible locations and for eligible products and services. Please review the gift card FAQ’s for more information.
      5. Contests, Sweepstakes and Promotions


      Contests, sweepstakes and other similar promotions that you enter on a Disney Product or in connection with Disney Products integrated with a third-party website, service, application, platform, and/or content (“Disney Promotions”) may be subject to official rules and/or conditions that are supplemental to this Agreement, and which may provide details governing the Disney Promotion such as eligibility requirements, entry instructions, deadlines, prize information and restrictions. If you wish to participate in any Disney Promotion, please first review the applicable Promotion official rules and/or conditions. If a Disney Promotion’s official rules and/or conditions conflict with this Agreement, the provisions contained in the official rules and/or conditions govern and control the Disney Promotion. Your entry in to a Disney Promotion constitutes User Generated Content and is subject to all provisions of this Agreement that govern your submission and our use of your User Generated Content.
      6. Disclaimers and Limitation on Liability


      THE DISNEY PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” WE DISCLAIM ALL CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES NOT EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

      PLEASE REFER TO THE HELP SECTION OF THE APPLICABLE DISNEY PRODUCT FOR ASSISTANCE IF A DISNEY PRODUCT IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY. It is your responsibility to ensure you follow installation instructions, have the minimum system requirements, update software as recommended, and consult our customer service resources if you encounter a problem with the Disney Products.

      We shall not be liable for delay or failure in performance for causes beyond our control or any other damage which does not result from a breach of our obligations under this Agreement.

      We are not liable for business losses. We only supply products for your personal, non-commercial, and domestic use. If you use the products for any other purpose we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, loss of business opportunity, or similar loss.

      WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LACK OF FUNCTIONALITY OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE ANY PART OF THE DISNEY PRODUCT(S), OR ANY LOSS OF CONTENT OR DATA THAT IS DUE TO: YOUR EQUIPMENT, DEVICES, OPERATING SYSTEM OR INTERNET CONNECTION; OR YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH SPECIFIED COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.

      WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS AND PROPERTY DAMAGE, EVEN IF WE WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, NOR SHALL WE BE HELD LIABLE FOR DELAY OR FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE RESULTING FROM CAUSES BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL.

      IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED ONE THOUSAND U.S. DOLLARS (US $1,000).
      7. Submissions, User Generated Content, DMCA Takedown Notices


      A. Submissions and Unsolicited Ideas Policies. Our long-standing company policy does not allow us to accept or consider unsolicited creative ideas, suggestions or materials. In connection with anything you submit to us – whether or not solicited by us – you agree that creative ideas, suggestions or other materials you submit are not being made in confidence or trust and that no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created between you and us in any way, and that you have no expectation of review, compensation or consideration of any type.

      B. User Generated Content. The Disney Products may ask for or allow you to communicate, submit, upload or otherwise make available text, chats, images, audio, video, contest entries or other content (“User Generated Content”), which may be accessible and viewable by the public. Access to these features may be subject to age restrictions. Whether a Disney Product made available by us or in connection with Disney Products appears on a Disney website, service and/or platform or is integrated with a third-party website, service, application, and/or platform, you may not submit or upload User Generated Content that is defamatory, harassing, threatening, bigoted, hateful, violent, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, or otherwise offensive or that harms or can reasonably be expected to harm any person or entity, whether or not such material is protected by law.

      In most instances, we do not claim ownership of your User Generated Content; however, you grant us a non-exclusive, sublicensable, irrevocable and royalty-free worldwide license under all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, privacy and publicity rights and other intellectual property rights for the full duration of those rights to use, reproduce, transmit, print, publish, publicly display, exhibit, distribute, redistribute, copy, index, comment on, modify, transform, adapt, translate, create derivative works based upon, publicly perform, publicly communicate, make available, and otherwise exploit such User Generated Content, in whole or in part, in all media formats and channels now known or hereafter devised (including in connection with the Disney Products and on third-party websites, services, applications, and/or platforms), in any number of copies and without limit as to time, manner and frequency of use, without further notice to you, without attribution (to the extent this is not contrary to mandatory provisions of applicable law), and without the requirement of permission from or payment to you or any other person or entity. You agree that submission of User Generated Content does not establish any relationship of trust and confidence between you and us, and that you have no expectation of compensation whatsoever (except as may be specifically stated in the provisions of the Disney Products in connection with the submission, or arising from it).

      You represent and warrant that your User Generated Content conforms to this Agreement and that you own or have the necessary rights and permissions including, without limitation, all copyrights, music rights and likeness rights (with respect to any person) contained in the User Generated Content, without the need for payment to any other person or entity, to use and exploit, and to authorize us to use and exploit, your User Generated Content in all manners contemplated by this Agreement; and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees) by any third party arising out of or in connection with our use and exploitation of your User Generated Content resulting from your breach of this Agreement. You also agree to waive and not to enforce any moral rights, ancillary rights or similar rights in or to the User Generated Content against us or our licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorized users, and agree to procure the same agreement to waive and not to enforce from others who may possess such rights.

      To the extent that we authorize you to create, post, upload, distribute, publicly display or publicly perform User Generated Content that requires the use of our copyrighted works, we grant you a non-exclusive license to create a derivative work using the specifically referenced copyrighted works as required for the sole purpose of creating such a work, provided that such license shall be conditioned upon your assignment to us of all rights worldwide in the work you create for the duration of copyright in the User Generated Content, in all formats and media known or unknown to date, including for use on Disney Products and on third party sites and platforms. If such rights are not assigned to us, your license to create derivative works using our copyrighted works shall be null and void.

      We may monitor, screen, post, remove, modify, store and review User Generated Content or communications sent through a Disney Product, at any time and for any reason, including to ensure that the User Generated Content or communication conforms to this Agreement, without prior notice to you. We may terminate your account and access to the Disney Products if your User Generated Content violates this Agreement, including unlawful postings or content, without prior notice to you. We are not responsible for, and do not endorse or guarantee, the opinions, views, advice or recommendations posted or sent by users.

      C. Claims of Copyright Infringement. Notifications of claimed copyright infringement and counter notices must be sent to our designated agent:

      Attn: Lance R. Griffin
      The Walt Disney Company
      500 South Buena Vista Street
      Burbank, California 91521, USA
      Phone: +1 818-560-1000
      Fax: +1 818-560-4299
      Email: [email protected]

      We are only able to accept notices in the languages in which this Agreement is made available by us.

      We will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the Disney Products that are reported to our designated copyright agent, in accordance with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”) or, as applicable, other laws. With respect to Disney Products hosted in the United States, these notices must include the required information set forth in the DMCA and described in detail here.
      8. BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER


      PROCEEDINGS TO RESOLVE OR LITIGATE A DISPUTE IN ANY FORUM WILL BE CONDUCTED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. Neither you nor Disney will seek to have a dispute heard as a class action or private attorney general action or in any other proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity. No arbitration or proceeding can be combined with another without the prior written consent of all parties to the arbitrations or proceedings.

      You and Disney agree to arbitrate, as provided below, all disputes between you (including any related disputes involving The Walt Disney Company, its subsidiaries or its affiliates), that are not resolved informally, except disputes relating to the ownership or enforcement of intellectual property rights. “Dispute” includes any dispute, action, or other controversy, whether based on past, present, or future events, between you and us concerning the Disney Products or this Agreement, whether in contract, tort, warranty, statute, regulation, or other legal or equitable basis. You and Disney empower the arbitrator with the exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability or enforceability of these terms or the formation of this contract, including the arbitrability of any dispute and any claim that all or any part of this Agreement are void or voidable.

      A. In the event of a dispute, you or Disney must send to the other party a notice of dispute, which is a written statement that sets forth the name, address, and contact information of the party giving the notice, the facts giving rise to the dispute, and the relief requested. You must send any notice of dispute to Disney, 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California 91521-7620, USA, Attention: Legal. We will send any notice of dispute to you at the contact information we have for you. You and Disney will attempt to resolve a dispute through informal negotiation within sixty (60) days from the date the notice of dispute is sent. After that sixty (60) day period and not before, you or we may commence an arbitration proceeding. You may instead litigate a dispute in small claims court if the dispute meets the requirements to be heard in small claims court, whether or not you negotiated informally first.

      B. If you and Disney do not resolve a dispute by informal negotiation or in small claims court, the dispute shall be resolved by binding arbitration before a neutral arbitrator whose decision will be final except for a limited right of appeal under the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act. YOU ARE GIVING UP THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE A DISPUTE IN COURT BEFORE A JUDGE OR JURY. Arbitration will be administered by JAMS Mediation, Arbitration and ADR Services (“JAMS”) in accordance with the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures (the “JAMS Rules”). The JAMS Rules and instructions about how to initiate an arbitration are available at www.jamsadr.com or 1-800-352-5267. Arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone, or online. Proceedings that cannot be conducted through the submission of documents, by phone, or online, will take place in either Los Angeles, California or the borough of Manhattan, New York, New York, whichever is more convenient for you; provided, however, that if circumstances prevent you from traveling to Los Angeles or New York, JAMS may hold an in-person hearing in your hometown area. You and Disney agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal or state courts located in either Los Angeles, California or the borough of Manhattan, New York, New York, whichever is more convenient for you, in order to compel arbitration, to stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate, or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator. The arbitrator may award damages to you individually as a court could, including declaratory or injunctive relief, but only to the extent required to satisfy your individual claim.

      Except as provided above with respect to jurisdiction in Los Angeles, California and Manhattan, New York, New York, nothing in this arbitration provision shall be construed as consent by Disney to the jurisdiction of any other court with regard to disputes, claims or controversies unrelated to the Disney Products or this Agreement.
      9. Additional Provisions


      A. Choice of Forum. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Agreement that is not subject to arbitration shall be filed, and that venue properly lies, only in the state or federal courts located in either Los Angeles, California or the borough of Manhattan, New York, New York, United States of America and you consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating such action.

      B. Choice of Law. This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York and the laws of the United States, without giving effect to any conflict of law principles.

      C. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

      D. Survival. The provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive the termination of this Agreement shall survive such termination, including but not limited to the restrictions, disclaimers, limitations, our rights to use submitted content, and rules regarding dispute resolution in Section 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8 as well as the general provisions in this Section 9.

      E. Waiver. No waiver of any provision of this Agreement by us shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision, and our failure to assert any right or provision under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
      "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
      it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
      together with every variety of recreation and fun,
      designed to appeal to everyone."

      - Walt Disney

      "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
      - Michael Eisner

      "It's very symbiotic."
      - Bob Chapek

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      • #4
        DMCA - there’s something I haven’t heard on these boards in a very very long time.

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        • #5
          (1) What does DMCA mean? (2) Those "terms" are a nightmare.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JacobR22 View Post
            (1) What does DMCA mean? (2) Those "terms" are a nightmare.
            Digital Millenium Copyright Act https://whatis.techtarget.com/defini...right-Act-DMCA

            It also stands for "Drunken Mice Chatter Alliance", which used to be a thing.

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            • #7
              Aggh! ROFL!!!
              "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
              it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
              together with every variety of recreation and fun,
              designed to appeal to everyone."

              - Walt Disney

              "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
              - Michael Eisner

              "It's very symbiotic."
              - Bob Chapek

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              • #8
                All comedy aside, there's no doubt that Disney Legal has a legitimate need to get the information in that document to the customers. The problem is that doing it in a bald-faced email, in the middle of all the chaos hitting the Company, is about as ham-handed and tone-deaf as you can get -- especially considering that it comes days after the demi-flap about ginormous executive incentives. You can bet that Zenia's people are throwing a fit at how this was handled.
                "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
                it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
                together with every variety of recreation and fun,
                designed to appeal to everyone."

                - Walt Disney

                "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
                - Michael Eisner

                "It's very symbiotic."
                - Bob Chapek

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
                  All comedy aside, there's no doubt that Disney Legal has a legitimate need to get the information in that document to the customers. The problem is that doing it in a bald-faced email, in the middle of all the chaos hitting the Company, is about as ham-handed and tone-deaf as you can get -- especially considering that it comes days after the demi-flap about ginormous executive incentives. You can bet that Zenia's people are throwing a fit at how this was handled.
                  People are really upset with Disney for this tweet, which says just tweeting at Disney Plus with a hashtag consents to them having the rights to publish your message. Just from my perspective that method is legally dubious at best, and at worst unenforceable. Reading the replies show the tweet has clearly backfired and it makes me increasingly glad Disney did not acquire Twitter.

                  This is not the best way to get customers/guests to read your terms of use or inform them they apply (even if they don't want to read them). Talk about tone-deaf.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by WaltDisney'sAlec View Post
                    People are really upset with Disney for this tweet, which says just tweeting at Disney Plus with a hashtag consents to them having the rights to publish your message. Just from my perspective that method is legally dubious at best, and at worst unenforceable. Reading the replies show the tweet has clearly backfired and it makes me increasingly glad Disney did not acquire Twitter.

                    This is not the best way to get customers/guests to read your terms of use or inform them they apply (even if they don't want to read them). Talk about tone-deaf.
                    Yep. And the real eye-roller is that it's completely unnecessary to communicate that way with the customer base. Corporate communication is what Zenia's department gets paid the big bucks for, but nooooo, Legal has to strut their own stuff. Chalk up another victory for Disney's inter-departmental jealousies.

                    "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
                    it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
                    together with every variety of recreation and fun,
                    designed to appeal to everyone."

                    - Walt Disney

                    "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
                    - Michael Eisner

                    "It's very symbiotic."
                    - Bob Chapek

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                    • #11
                      I tried reading all that stuff, but quickly gave up. If Disney actually intended to communicate anything important and relevant to me, I'd really love to know what the heck it was...
                      Dumbo rats: the other lovable rodents.

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                      • #12
                        It's pretty obvious to me that this is an attempt to ward off the lawsuits that will certainly follow re-opening, no matter when it occurs. They will be entitled something like 'I went to DL and got the virus while I was there....boo-hoo.......I deserve a mountain of cash for my pain and suffering boo-hoo-hoo.......

                        In a way, I don't blame them but this was a horrible way to do it.

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                        • #13
                          A simple comparison of the last version of the TOU with the current one reveals all the changes. New additions are in blue, while everything that was deleted is in red. I'll give a cursory write-up in a follow-up post.

                          Terms of Use – United States
                          Last Updated: SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 April 14, 2020
                          Disney DTC LLC and/or its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, “Disney DTC” “we” or “us”) are pleased to provide to you their sitescertain websites, software, applications, content, products, and services (“Disney ServicesProducts” and “Products”), which may be branded Disney, ABC, ESPN, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, FX, Fox Searchlight, 20th Century Fox, National Geographic, or another brand owned or licensed by Disney DTC. These terms govern your use and our provision of the Disney Services on which these terms are posted, as well as Disney Services we make available on third-party sites and platforms if these terms are disclosed to you in connection with your use of the Disney Services. .
                          PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE DISNEY SERVICES.PRODUCTS. THESE TERMS GOVERN YOUR USE OF ALL OF THE DISNEY PRODUCTS. BY USING THE DISNEY SERVICESPRODUCTS YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. YOUR USE OF THE DISNEY PRODUCTS IS ALSO GOVERNED BY OUR PRIVACY POLICY.
                          ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND US, EXCEPT FOR DISPUTES RESOLVED IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT, IS SUBJECT TO A CLASS ACTION WAIVER ANDMUST BE RESOLVED BY INDIVIDUAL BINDING ARBITRATION. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY, INCLUDING THE ARBITRATION PROVISION BELOW.
                          NOTHING IN THESE TERMS IS INTENDED TO AFFECT(SECTION 8. BELOW) AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW IN YOUR USUAL PLACE OF RESIDENCE THAT CAN NOT BE ALTERED BY THESE TERMS. IF THERE IS A CONFLICT BETWEEN THOSE RIGHTS AND THESE TERMS, YOUR RIGHTS UNDER APPLICABLE LOCAL LAW WILL PREVAILTHIS CONTRACT.
                          1. Contract between You and Us
                          This isTABLE OF CONTENTS
                          1. These Terms of Use Are a Contract Between You and Us
                          2. License Grant and Restrictions
                          3. Usage Rules
                          4. Paid Transactions
                          5. Contests, Sweepstakes and Promotions
                          6. Disclaimers and Limitation on Liability
                          7. Submissions, User Generated Content, DMCA Takedown Notices
                          8. BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER
                          9. Additional Provisions

                          1. These Terms of Use Are a Contract Between You and Us
                          A. Binding Contract. These terms of use (“Agreement”) are a contract (1) between you and Disney DTC LLC, as a Delaware limited liability company doing business at 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California 91521, USA, or (2) between you and any different service provider identified for a particular Disney Service and its affiliates and subsidiaries. Other than as expressly stated herein, there are no third-party beneficiaries of this Contract.
                          You must read and agree to these terms (the “Agreement”) before using the Disney Services. If you do not agree, you may not use the Disney Services. These terms describe the limited basis on which the Disney Services are made available to you and supersede prior agreements or arrangements.
                          B. Agreement. You represent to Disney that you have read, understood, and expressly agree to be bound by this Agreement, and the terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced herein, whether you have created a Disney account (and agree to this Agreement at the time you created that account) or whether you simply browse, use, or access a Disney Product offered directly by Disney or through a third party (and agree to this Agreement when you browse, use, or access any aspect of the Disney Product). If you do not agree to the Agreement, you may not use the Disney Products.
                          C. Supplemental Terms. This Agreement governs the Disney Products in general. More specific and/or supplemental terms and conditions may apply to some Disney Services, such as rules for Products, including but not limited to, a particular competition, content, contest, software, application, promotional code, service or other activity, or terms; availability of certain merchandise, content, programs, or other activities; conditions or other limitations to the Disney Products for users under certain ages; and/or specific terms or restrictions that may accompany certain territories, programs, content, products or , websites, applications or other software accessible through the Disney Services. If applicable, such supplemental terms and conditions will be disclosed to you in connection with such competition, content, product, software, application, service or activity. . Any supplemental terms and conditions are in addition to these termsthis Agreement and, in the event of a conflict, the supplemental terms will prevail over these terms.this Agreement. If you do not agree to the applicable supplemental terms and conditions disclosed, you mustmay not use the applicable Disney ServiceProduct.
                          We may change these terms at any time. Any such amendmentD. Amendments. We may need to make changes to any portion of this Agreement from time to time and for many reasons, including to reflect updates to the Disney Products or changes in law. If we make a material change to this Agreement, it will be effective thirty (30) days following either our dispatch of a notice to you or our posting of the amended terms. through the Disney Products, the third party that makes Disney Products available to you, or at disneytermsofuse.com. You are responsible for periodically reviewing the termsthis Agreement for updates and amendments. By continuing to use the Disney ServicesProducts you will be deemed to have agreed to and accepted any amendments. If you do not agree to any change to these termsthis Agreement, you must discontinue using the Disney Services. Products. Our customer service representatives are not authorized to modify any provision of these termsthis Agreement, either verbally or in writing.
                          We may immediately terminate this contract with respect to you (including your access to the Disney Services) if you fail to comply with any provision of these terms.
                          2. The Disney Services
                          The Disney Services are for your personal, noncommercial use and are intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. They do not constitute legal, financial, professional, medical or healthcare advice or diagnosis and cannot be used for such purposes. To support smooth operation of the Disney Services across wide geographic areas, aspects of certain activities, such as game play, may be simulated to avoid delays.
                          The Disney Services are our copyrighted property or the copyrighted property of our licensors or licensees and all trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress and other intellectual property rights in the Disney Services are owned by us or our licensors or licensees. Except as we specifically agree in writing, no element of the Disney Services may be used or exploited in any way other than as part of the Disney Services offered to you. You may own the physical media on which elements of the Disney Services are delivered to you, but we retain full and complete ownership of the Disney Services. We do not transfer title to any portion of the Disney Services to you.
                          Content and Software License
                          If a Disney Service is configured to enable the use of software, content, virtual items or other materials owned or licensed by us, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable license to access and use such software, content, virtual item or other material for your personal, noncommercial use only, only for as long as each Disney Service is made available by us, with no right to reproduce, distribute, communicate to the public, make available to the public, or transform any Disney Service in any media format or channel now known or hereafter devised (except as may be expressly described or contemplated within the Disney Service).
                          You may not: circumvent or disable any content protection system or digital rights management technology used with any Disney Service; decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce any Disney Service to a human-readable form; remove identification, copyright or other proprietary notices; or access or use any Disney Service in an unlawful or unauthorized manner or in a manner that suggests an association with our products, services or brands. You may not access or use any Disney Service in violation of United States export control and economic sanctions requirements. By acquiring services, content or software through the Disney Services, you represent and warrant that your access to and use of the services, content or software will comply with those requirements.
                          [COLOR=#363636 !msorm]Disclaimers and Limitation on Liability[/COLOR]
                          THE DISNEY SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” WE DISCLAIM ALL CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES NOT EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
                          FOR HELP, PLEASE REFER TO THE HELP SECTION OF THE APPLICABLE DISNEY SERVICE FOR ASSISTANCE IF DIGITAL CONTENT SUPPLIED VIA A DISNEY SERVICE IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY. We will not be liable for damage which could have been avoided by following our advice to apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage which was caused by you failing to correctly follow installation instructions or to have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us.
                          We shall not be liable for delay or failure in performance for causes beyond our control or any other damage which does not result from a breach of our obligation.
                          We are not liable for business losses. We only supply the products for domestic and private use. If you use the products for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
                          WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LACK OF FUNCTIONALITY OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE ANY PART OF THE DISNEY SERVICE, OR ANY LOSS OF CONTENT OR DATA THAT IS DUE TO: YOUR EQUIPMENT, DEVICES, OPERATING SYSTEM OR INTERNET CONNECTION, YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH SPECIFIED COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OR THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOU CHANGING YOUR EQUIPMENT, DEVICE, OPERATING SYSTEM OR INTERNET CONNECTION.
                          WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS AND PROPERTY DAMAGE, EVEN IF WE WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, NOR SHALL WE BE HELD LIABLE FOR DELAY OR FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE RESULTING FROM CAUSES BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL.
                          IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED ONE THOUSAND U.S. DOLLARS (US $1,000).
                          Changes to the Disney Services
                          The Disney Services are constantly evolving and will change over time. If we make a material change to the Disney Services, we will provide you with reasonable notice as described above and you will be entitled to terminate this contract prospectively by no longer using the Disney Services.
                          Additional Restrictions on Use of the Disney Services
                          We do not allow uses of the Disney Services that are commercial or business-related, or that advertise or offer to sell products or services (whether or not for profit), or that solicit others (including solicitations for contributions or donations). You agree not to knowingly or recklessly introduce a virus or other harmful component, or otherwise tamper with, impair or damage any Disney Service or connected network, or interfere with any person or entity’s use or enjoyment of any Disney Service. You agree not to use any software or device that allows automated gameplay, expedited gameplay, or other manipulation of gameplay or game client and you agree not to cheat or otherwise modify a Disney Service or game experience to create an advantage for one user over another. Additionally, you agree not to access, monitor or copy, or permit another person or entity to access, monitor or copy, any element of the Disney Services using a robot, search engine, “spider,” “scraper,” or other automated means or manual process without our express written permission.
                          Third-Party Services and Content
                          The Disney Services may integrate, be integrated into, or be provided in connection with third-party services and content. We do not control those third-party services and content. You should read the terms of use agreements and privacy policies that apply to such third-party services and content.
                          If you access a Disney Service using an Apple iOS, Android or Microsoft Windows-powered device or Microsoft Xbox One, Apple Inc., Google, Inc. or Microsoft Corporation, respectively, shall be a third-party beneficiary to this contract. However, these third-party beneficiaries are not a party to this contract and are not responsible for the provision or support of the Disney Services. You agree that your access to the Disney Services using these devices also shall be subject to the usage terms set forth in the applicable third-party beneficiary’s terms of service.
                          Mobile Networks
                          When you access the Disney Services through a mobile network, your network or roaming provider’s messaging, data and other rates and fees will apply. Downloading, installing or using certain Disney Services may be prohibited or restricted by your network provider and not all Disney Services may work with your network provider or device.
                          Affiliate Advertising Programs
                          Disney DTC is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to third party retail sites.
                          3. Your Content and Account
                          User Generated Content
                          The Disney Services may allow you to communicate, submit, upload or otherwise make available text, chats, images, audio, video, competition entries or other content (“User Generated Content”), which may be accessible and viewable by the public. Access to these features may be subject to age restrictions. You may not submit or upload User Generated Content that is defamatory, harassing, threatening, bigoted, hateful, violent, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, or otherwise offensive or that harms or can reasonably be expected to harm any person or entity, whether or not such material is protected by law.
                          In most instances, we do not claim ownership to your User Generated Content; however, you grant us a non-exclusive, sublicensable, irrevocable and royalty-free worldwide license under all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, privacy and publicity rights and other intellectual property rights for the full duration of those rights to use, reproduce, transmit, print, publish, publicly display, exhibit, distribute, redistribute, copy, index, comment on, modify, transform, adapt, translate, create derivative works based upon, publicly perform, publicly communicate, make available, and otherwise exploit such User Generated Content, in whole or in part, in all media formats and channels now known or hereafter devised (including in connection with the Disney Services and on third-party sites and platforms), in any number of copies and without limit as to time, manner and frequency of use, without further notice to you, without attribution (to the extent this is not contrary to mandatory provisions of applicable law), and without the requirement of permission from or payment to you or any other person or entity. You agree that submission of User Generated Content does not establish any relationship of trust and confidence between you and us, and that you have no expectation of compensation whatsoever (except as may be specifically stated in the provisions of the Disney Services in connection with the submission, or arising from it).
                          You represent and warrant that your User Generated Content conforms to these terms and that you own or have the necessary rights and permissions including, without limitation, all copyrights, music rights and likeness rights (with respect to any person) contained in the User Generated Content, without the need for payment to any other person or entity, to use and exploit, and to authorize us to use and exploit, your User Generated Content in all manners contemplated by these terms. You agree to indemnify and hold us and our subsidiary and affiliated companies, and each of their respective employees and officers, harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against us by any third party arising out of or in connection with our use and exploitation of your User Generated Content resulting from your breach of any warranty, representation or other provision of these terms or any applicable supplemental terms. You also agree not to enforce any moral rights, ancillary rights or similar rights in or to the User Generated Content against us or our licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorized users, and agree to procure the same agreement not to enforce from others who may possess such rights.
                          To the extent that we authorize you to create, post, upload, distribute, publicly display or publicly perform User Generated Content that requires the use of our copyrighted works, we grant you a non-exclusive license to create a derivative work using the specifically referenced copyrighted works as required for the sole purpose of creating the materials, provided that such license shall be conditioned upon your assignment to us of all rights worldwide in the work you create for the duration of copyright in the User Generated Content, in all formats and media known or unknown to date, including for use on Disney Services and on third party sites and platforms. If such rights are not assigned to us, your license to create derivative works using our copyrighted works shall be null and void.
                          We may monitor, screen, post, remove, modify, store and review User Generated Content or communications sent through a Disney Service, at any time and for any reason, including to ensure that the User Generated Content or communication conforms to these terms, without prior notice to you. We are not responsible for, and do not endorse or guarantee, the opinions, views, advice or recommendations posted or sent by users.
                          E. Accounts
                          . Some Disney ServicesProducts permit or require you to create an account to participate or to secure additional benefits. You agree that any information you provide and maintain is accurate, current and complete, including your contact information for notices and other communications from us and your payment information. You agree not to impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, including using another person’s username, password or other account information, or another person’s name or likeness, or provide false details for a parent or guardian. You agree that we may take steps to verify the accuracy of information you provide, including contact information for a parent or guardian.
                          We have adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of the accounts of users who are repeat infringers of copyright. In addition, we may suspend or terminate your account and your ability to use the Disney Services if you engage in, encourage, or advocate for illegal conduct or if you fail to comply with these terms or any supplemental terms.
                          F. Passwords and Security
                          . You agree that you will not share your account or account information with others. You are responsible for taking reasonable steps to maintain the confidentiality of your username and password, and you are responsible for all activities under your account that you can reasonably control. You agree to promptly notify us of any unauthorized use of your username, password or other account information, or of any other breach of security that you become aware of involving your account or the Disney ServicesProducts.
                          The security, integrityG. Electronic Notice. You consent to receive notices, including agreements, disclosures, and confidentiality of other communications, electronically from us at the email address you have provided. You agree that these electronic notices satisfy any legal requirements that such communications be in writing.
                          H. Termination or Suspension. We may terminate or suspend your access to any Disney Products, and/or terminate this Agreement subject to the survival of terms as provided below, if required by law, or if we have objective reason to believe you have used the Disney Products in violation of any provision of this Agreement or any supplemental terms, and/or if you engage in or encourage infringement or any other illegal conduct as it relates to your use of the Disney Products.
                          2. License Grant and Restrictions
                          The Disney Products, including, but not limited to, movies, television shows, entertainment or informational programming, trailers, bonus material, scripts, code, images and artwork, are our copyrighted, patented or trademarked property or the copyrighted, patented or trademarked property of our licensors and all copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, patents and other intellectual property rights in the Disney Products are owned by us or our licensors (who may be third-party beneficiaries of this contract) and protected by the copyright, trademark, patent and other laws of the United States and international treaties.
                          A. Consumer License. If a Disney Product, or third party providing Disney Products subject to this Agreement, is configured to enable the use of software, content, virtual items or other materials owned or licensed by us, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable license to access and use in the United States such software, content, virtual item or other material for your personal, noncommercial use only, only for as long as that Disney Product is made available to you by us, or an authorized third party, and only in accordance with this Agreement and/or the specific terms that apply to that Disney Product, with no right to reproduce, distribute, communicate to the public, make available to the public, or transform any Disney Product, in any media format or channel now known or hereafter devised (except as may be expressly described or contemplated within the Disney Product). This is a license agreement and not an agreement for sale or assignment of any rights in the Disney Products. Except as we specifically agree in writing, no element of the Disney Products may be used or exploited in any way other than as part of the authorized Product made available to you. You may own the physical media on which elements of the Disney Products are made available to you, but we retain full and complete ownership of the Disney intellectual property. We do not transfer title to any portion of the Disney websites, software, applications, content, virtual items or other materials and/or services to you. Likewise, the purchase of a license to use any Disney Product does not create an ownership interest in the Disney websites, software, applications, content, virtual items or other materials and/or services.
                          B. Restrictions on Your Use of Disney’s Products. You agree that as a condition of your license, you will not:
                          i. circumvent or disable any content protection system or digital rights management technology used in connection with the Disney Product;
                          ii. copy the Disney Product (except as expressly permitted by us);
                          iii. rebroadcast, transmit or perform the Disney Product;
                          iv. create derivative works of the Disney Product or any part thereof, except as and only to the extent that any foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law;
                          v. move, decompile, reverse-engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce to human-readable form the Disney Products and/or the video player(s), underlying technology, any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection or access control measure incorporated into the video player(s);
                          vi. modify the Disney Products, including, but not limited to, by removing identification, copyright or other proprietary notices from the Disney Products, or by framing, mirroring, or utilizing similar techniques;
                          vii. access or use the Disney Products in a manner that suggests an association with our products, services or brands;
                          viii. use the Disney Products for any commercial or business related use or build a business utilizing the Products, whether or not for profit;
                          ix. bypass, modify, defeat, tamper with or circumvent any of the functions or protections of the Disney Products;
                          x. access, monitor or copy, or permit another person or entity to access, monitor or copy, any element of the Disney Products using a robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or manual process without our express written permission;
                          xi. damage, disable, overburden or impair the Disney Products;
                          xii. use the Disney Products in any unlawful manner, for any unlawful purpose, or in any manner inconsistent with this Agreement; and
                          xiii. allow third parties to violate the above restrictions.
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                          3. Usage Rules
                          A. Changes to the Disney Products. The Disney Products are constantly evolving and will change over time. We reserve the right to make such changes or, if necessary, discontinue Disney Products. If required by law, we may also need to suspend, restrict, or terminate your access to Disney Products.
                          B. Third-Party Services or Platforms. The Disney Products may integrate, be integrated into, or be provided in connection with third-party websites, services, applications, platforms, and/or content. We do not control those third-parties or the products they make available. You should read the terms of use agreements and privacy policies that apply to such third-party products. If you access a Disney Product using an Apple iOS, Android or Microsoft Windows-powered device or Microsoft Xbox One, Apple Inc., Google, Inc. or Microsoft Corporation, respectively, shall be a third-party beneficiary of this contract. However, these third-party beneficiaries are not a party to this contract. You agree that your access to the Disney Products using these devices also shall be subject to the usage terms set forth in the applicable third-party beneficiary’s terms of service. You represent to Disney that you have read and agreed to those terms.
                          C. Internet, Browser and System Requirements. You may need a high speed Internet connection and/or minimum system and/or browser requirements to access and use certain aspects of the Disney Products. You are required to review the minimum requirements necessary for use of the specific Product.
                          D. Mobile Networks. When you access the Disney Products through a mobile network, your network or roaming provider’s messaging, data and other rates and fees will apply. Downloading, installing or using certain Products may be prohibited or restricted by your network provider and not all Products may work with your network provider or device.
                          E. Consent to Messages. When you use the Disney Products, you may be given the opportunity to consent to receive communications from us through email, text, and/or mobile push notifications. Standard text and calling rates will apply. You agree that texts, calls or prerecorded messages may be generated by automatic telephone dialing systems. You can opt out of promotional communications by following the “Unsubscribe” directions for emails, through the settings of the Disney Product, or, if via text message, by responding STOP. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO CONSENT TO RECEIVE PROMOTIONAL TEXTS OR CALLS AS A CONDITION OF USING THE DISNEY PRODUCTS.
                          F. App Permissions. When you use the Disney Products, you may grant certain permissions to us for your device and/or accounts. Most mobile device platforms provide additional information are extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative and physical security measures that are regarding these permissions and how, if possible, to changes your permission settings. By downloading, installing or using the Disney Products, you agree to receive automatic software updates (as applicable).
                          G. Informational and Entertainment Purposes. You understand that the Disney Products are for your personal, noncommercial use and are intended for informational and entertainment purposes only; the content available does not constitute legal, financial, professional, medical or healthcare advice or diagnosis and cannot be used for such purposes.
                          H. Commercial, Marketing, or Branding Use Prohibited. Except as expressly licensed, we do not allow uses of the Disney Products, or other Disney intellectual property, that are commercial or business-related, including used in marketing or branding, or that advertise or offer to sell or promote products or services (whether or not for profit), or that solicit others (including solicitations for contributions or donations).
                          I. Malware. You agree not to knowingly or recklessly introduce a virus or other harmful component, or otherwise tamper with, impair or damage any Disney Product or connected network, or interfere with any person or entity’s use or enjoyment of any Disney Product. You agree not to use any software or device that allows automated gameplay, expedited gameplay, or other manipulation of gameplay or game client and you agree not to cheat or otherwise modify a Disney Product or game experience to create an advantage for one user over another.
                          J. Simulated Activity. You understand that to support smooth operation of the Disney Products across wide geographic areas, aspects of certain activities, such as game play, may be simulated to avoid delays.
                          K. Affiliate Advertising Programs. Disney is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to protect your provide a means for websites, apps, or services to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to third party retail sites. For further information from unauthorized access, disclosure, use and modification., please refer to our Privacy Policy.
                          [COLOR=#363636 !msorm]4. Paid Transactions[/COLOR]
                          A. Identity of Seller
                          . Sales are made by Disney DTC or the authorized seller identified at the time of sale, if different. If you have questions about your order, please contact the seller at the address provided and they will assist you. Some digital storefronts on the Disney ServicesProducts are operated by third parties and, in that case, different or additional sale terms may apply, which you should read when they are presented to you.
                          B. Digital Content and Virtual Items
                          . We may make applications, games, software or other digital content available on the Disney ServicesProducts or through authorized third parties for you to license for a one-time fee. When purchasing a license to access such material from a Disney ServiceProduct, charges will be disclosed to you on the Disney Service before you complete the license purchase.
                          Your purchase of a virtual item or in-game currency is a payment for a limited, non-assignable license to access and use such content or functionality inas intended by the Disney ServicesProducts with no right to reproduce, distribute, communicate to the public, make available to the public or transform any Disney ServiceProduct via any online media, in any media format or channel now known or hereafter devised (except as may be expressly described or contemplated within the Disney ServiceProduct). Virtual items (including characters and character names) or in-game currency purchased or available to you in the Disney ServicesProducts can only be used in connection with the Disney ServicesProducts where you obtained them or where they were developedassembled by you as a result of game play. These items are not redeemable or subject to refund and cannot be traded outside of the Disney ServicesProducts for money or other items for value. We may modify or discontinue virtual items or in-game currency at any time.
                          C. Digital Movie Codes
                          . Digital codes originally packaged in a combination disc + code package (a package that includes a DVD, Blu-Ray, and/or 4K/UHD disc(s) and a digital code) may not be sold separately and may be redeemed only by an individual who obtains the code in the original combination disc + code package, or by a family member of that individual. Digital codes are not authorized for redemption if sold separately. You may use digital movie codes to obtain licensed access to digital movies only as specifically authorized under these terms and conditionsthis Agreement and the terms and conditions of the participating provider of digital content through which you access or download the digital movie. Digital movie codes sold, distributed, purchased, or transferred in a manner inconsistent with these terms and conditionsthis Agreement are subject to being invalidated.
                          Digital Movie Code Returns. If you do not agree to the above terms and conditions for redeeming a digital movie code obtained by you or a family member in an original combination disc + code package, you may return the combination disc + code package to Disney for a refund subject to the conditions provided at this linksubject to the conditions provided at this link.
                          D. Subscriptions
                          . Some Disney ServicesProducts require paid subscriptions and the acceptance of supplemental terms to access. By signing up for a subscription, you agreed that your subscription will be automatically renewed and, unless you cancel your subscription, you authorized us to charge your payment method for the renewal term. You agree that we can change the terms of the subscription with advance notice to you and an opportunity for you to cancel. The period of auto-renewal will be the same as your initial subscription period unless otherwise disclosed to you at the time of sale. . The renewal rate will be no more than the rate for the immediately prior subscription period, excluding any promotional and discount pricing, unless we notify you of a rate change prior to your auto-renewal, in which case you will have the right to cancel the renewal of your subscription. From time to time, we may offer a free trial subscription for a Disney Service. Product. If you register for a free trial subscription, we will begin to bill your account when the free trial subscription expires, unless you cancel your subscription before that time.
                          When Unless otherwise disclosed when you subscribe to a Disney Service (other than semi-annual and annual subscriptions),, you have the right to cancel your contract within fourteen (14) days from the date the transaction Disney Product subscription . When a subscription is concluded andcanceled, you will not receive a full refundprorated refund, but you will continue to have access to the Disney Products until the end of the subscription fee paid. For semi-annual and annual subscriptions, if notice of cancellation is received withinterm during which you canceled the first thirty (30) days following the first day of initial billing, you will receive a refund of the subscription fee paid. subscription. If we refundyou cancel your subscription fee, you will still be obligated to pay other charges incurred by you in the course of using the Disney ServiceProduct prior to the date of cancellation. If you pay a periodic subscription fee for a Disney ServiceProduct, we will provide you with reasonable notice of changes to the fees or billing methods in advance of their effective date and you will be able to cancel your subscription prior to such change. If you subscribed online, we will give you the option of cancelling the subscription online.
                          E. The Order Process
                          . You will have the opportunity to review and confirm your order, including delivery address (if applicable), payment method and product details. We will send to you a notice when we accept your order and our acceptance will be deemed complete and for all purposes to have been effectively communicated to you at the time we send the notice. At such time, the contract for sale will be made and become binding on both you and us. The risk of loss in any goods you purchase and the responsibility to insure them passes to you when the relevant goods are delivered.
                          We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any order prior to delivery. Some situations that may result in your order being cancelled include system or typographical errors, inaccuracies in product or pricing information or product availability, fairness among customers where supplies are limited, or problems identified by our credit or fraud departments. We also may require additional verification or information before accepting an order. We will contact you if any portion of your order is cancelled or if additional information is required to accept your order. If your order is cancelled after we have processed your payment but prior to delivery, we will refund your payment.
                          F. Payments and Billing
                          . When you provide payment information, you represent and warrant that the information is accurate, that you are authorized to use the payment method provided, and that you will notify us of changes to the payment information. We reserve the right to utilize third party payment card updating services to obtain current expiration dates on credit cards and debit cards.
                          G. Right of Cancellation; Return of Goods
                          . You may have the right to cancel an order placed for a Disney ServiceProduct – depending on the nature of the Disney Service. Product. Please read the following information carefully so you understand your right of cancellation.
                          If you wish to cancel, you must do so by following the cancellation instructions for the particular Disney Service. A sample cancellation form is availableProduct. hereA sample cancellation form is available here.
                          i. Cancelling Subscriptions
                          : Please see the information above on the process for cancelling subscriptions in ourSubscriptionssection, above.
                          ii. Digital Content
                          : When you purchase a license to access digital content or virtual items, you will be given an opportunity to consent to delivery at the time of purchase. By consenting to delivery, you acknowledge that you have lost the right to cancel. License purchase fees paid for digital content are non-refundable.
                          iii. Physical Goods
                          : You have the right, within thirty (30) days from the date of your receipt of physical goods, to cancel our contract with you and return the goods. This right does not apply to goods stated by us on the Disney ServicesProducts to be non-returnable, including but not limited to:
                          Any products with a seal, where the seal is broken, such as audio and video recordings, computer software, and CD’s, DVD’s or other physical media that have been supplied in sealed packaging; and
                          Personalized items.
                          iv. Personalized Goods
                          : We reserve the right to refuse personalized orders at our discretion. Inappropriate use of our personalization service will cause your order to be cancelled and any payment refunded.
                          These cancellation rights are separate from and in addition to your rights should any item we supply be faulty.
                          If you are returning goods that are not faulty, you may be required to pay for the cost of returning the goods to us and we may deduct a reasonable amount if you useused the goods.
                          H. Pricing; Taxes
                          . We may revise the pricing for products and servicesthe Disney Products we offer. When you place your order, we estimate the applicable tax and include that estimate in the total for your convenience. Except to the extent required under applicable tax laws, the actual tax amount that will be applied to your order and charged to your payment method is based on calculations on the date of shipment, regardless of when the order was placed.
                          I. International Shipping; Customs
                          . When ordering goods for delivery to countries other than the country where the seller is located, you may have to pay import duties and taxes levied. These and any additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you. For goods shipped internationally, please note that any manufacturer warranty may not be valid; manufacturer service options may not be available; manuals, instructions and safety warnings may not be in destination country languages; the goods and accompanying materials may not be designed in accordance with destination country standards, specifications, and labeling requirements; and the goods may not conform to destination country voltage (requiring use of an adapter or converter). You are responsible for assuring the goods can be lawfully imported to the destination country. When ordering from us, the recipient is the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the destination country.
                          5. Competitions
                          CompetitionsJ. Gift Cards. Disney gift cards may be offered for purchase and/or redemption in connection with certain Disney Products, subject to additional terms of service. The risk of loss and title for gift cards passes to you at the time of electronic transmission or delivery to the carrier. Gift cards may be redeemed at eligible locations and for eligible products and services. Please review the gift card FAQ’s for more information.
                          5. Contests, Sweepstakes and Promotions
                          Contests, sweepstakes and other similar promotions that you enter on a Disney Service may have supplemental Product or in connection with Disney Products integrated with a third-party website, service, application, platform, and/or content (“Disney Promotions”) may be subject to official rules and/or conditions, but the following general that are supplemental to this Agreement, and which may provide details governing the Disney Promotion such as eligibility requirements, entry instructions, deadlines, prize information and restrictions. If you wish to participate in any Disney Promotion, please first review the applicable Promotion official rules apply absent contrary terms in any supplemental rules and/or conditions for the competition. . If there area Disney Promotion’s official rules or conditions for a competition and such rules /or conditions conflict with these termsthis Agreement, the provisions contained in the official rules and/or conditions govern and control the competition.
                          Entries
                          Disney Promotion. Your competition entry isin to a Disney Promotion constitutes User Generated Content and is subject to all provisions of these termsthis Agreement that govern your submission and our use of your User Generated Content. We may disqualify entries that are late, misdirected, incomplete, corrupted, lost, illegible or invalid or where appropriate parental consent was not provided. Competition entries are limited to one per person and entries via agents or third parties or the use of multiple identities are not permitted. Use of automated entries, votes or other programs is prohibited and all such entries (or votes) will be disqualified.
                          6. [COLOR=#363636 !msorm]Disclaimers and Limitation on Liability[/COLOR]
                          THE DISNEY PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” WE DISCLAIM ALL CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES NOT EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
                          PLEASE REFER TO THE HELP SECTION OF THE APPLICABLE DISNEY PRODUCT FOR ASSISTANCE IF A DISNEY PRODUCT IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY. It is your responsibility to ensure you follow installation instructions, have the minimum system requirements, update software as recommended, and consult our customer service resources if you encounter a problem with the Disney Products.
                          We shall not be liable for delay or failure in performance for causes beyond our control or any other damage which does not result from a breach of our obligations under this Agreement.
                          We are not liable for business losses. We only supply products for your personal, non-commercial, and domestic use. If you use the products for any other purpose we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, loss of business opportunity, or similar loss.
                          WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LACK OF FUNCTIONALITY OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE ANY PART OF THE DISNEY PRODUCT(S), OR ANY LOSS OF CONTENT OR DATA THAT IS DUE TO: YOUR EQUIPMENT, DEVICES, OPERATING SYSTEM OR INTERNET CONNECTION; OR YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH SPECIFIED COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.
                          WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS AND PROPERTY DAMAGE, EVEN IF WE WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, NOR SHALL WE BE HELD LIABLE FOR DELAY OR FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE RESULTING FROM CAUSES BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL.
                          IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED ONE THOUSAND U.S. DOLLARS (US $1,000).
                          We reserve the right to modify, suspend, cancel or terminate a competition or extend or resume the entry period or disqualify any participant or entry at any time without giving advance notice. We will do so if it cannot be guaranteed the competition can be carried out fairly or correctly for technical, legal or other reasons, or if we suspect that any person has manipulated entries or results, provided false information or acted unethically. If we cancel or terminate a competition, prizes may be awarded in any manner we deem fair and appropriate consistent with local laws governing the competition.
                          Eligibility
                          To enter a competition, the competition must be open to residents in your country and you must be a registered user of the Disney Services and have an active account with current contact information. No purchase is necessary to enter a competition and a purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Competitions are not open to our employees (or their immediate families) or anyone else professionally associated with the competition. If you are under age 18 (or under the age of majority under applicable law) and the competition is open to you, we may need your parent or guardian’s consent before we can accept your entry. We reserve the right to request proof of identity or to verify eligibilityconditions and potential winning entries, and to award any prize to a winner in person. Competitions are void where prohibited or restricted by law. Potential winners who are residents in jurisdictions where competitions require an element of skill may be required to answer a mathematical test in order to be eligible to win a prize.
                          Prizes
                          No cash or alternative prizes are available, except that we (or the party providing a prize) reserve the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value. Prizes cannot be transferred (except to a child or other family member) or sold by winners. Only the number of prizes stated for the competition is available to be won and all prizes will be awarded provided a sufficient number of eligible entries are received and prizes are validly claimed by the date provided in connection with the competition, after which no alternate winners will be selected or unclaimed prizes awarded. Unless otherwise disclosed in the prize description prior to entry, winners are responsible for all costs and expenses associated with claiming a prize. All taxes are solely the responsibility of each winner, although we reserve the right to withhold applicable taxes and each winner agrees to complete any required tax forms.
                          Your acceptance of a prize constitutes agreement to participate in reasonable publicity related to the competition and grants us an unconditional right to us to use your name, town or city and state, province or country, likeness, prize information and statements by you about the competition for publicity, advertising and promotional purposes subject to applicable law and regulations, all without additional permission or compensation. As a condition of receiving a prize, winners (or their parents or guardians) may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release and publicity release.
                          6. Additional Provisions
                          7. Submissions, User Generated Content, DMCA Takedown Notices
                          A. Submissions and Unsolicited Ideas Policies
                          . Our long-standing company policy does not allow us to accept or consider unsolicited creative ideas, suggestions or materials. In connection with anything you submit to us – whether or not solicited by us – you agree that creative ideas, suggestions or other materials you submit are not being made in confidence or trust and that no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created between you and us in any way, and that you have no expectation of review, compensation or consideration of any type.
                          B. User Generated Content. The Disney Products may ask for or allow you to communicate, submit, upload or otherwise make available text, chats, images, audio, video, contest entries or other content (“User Generated Content”), which may be accessible and viewable by the public. Access to these features may be subject to age restrictions. Whether a Disney Product made available by us or in connection with Disney Products appears on a Disney website, service and/or platform or is integrated with a third-party website, service, application, and/or platform, you may not submit or upload User Generated Content that is defamatory, harassing, threatening, bigoted, hateful, violent, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, or otherwise offensive or that harms or can reasonably be expected to harm any person or entity, whether or not such material is protected by law.
                          In most instances, we do not claim ownership of your User Generated Content; however, you grant us a non-exclusive, sublicensable, irrevocable and royalty-free worldwide license under all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, privacy and publicity rights and other intellectual property rights for the full duration of those rights to use, reproduce, transmit, print, publish, publicly display, exhibit, distribute, redistribute, copy, index, comment on, modify, transform, adapt, translate, create derivative works based upon, publicly perform, publicly communicate, make available, and otherwise exploit such User Generated Content, in whole or in part, in all media formats and channels now known or hereafter devised (including in connection with the Disney Products and on third-party websites, services, applications, and/or platforms), in any number of copies and without limit as to time, manner and frequency of use, without further notice to you, without attribution (to the extent this is not contrary to mandatory provisions of applicable law), and without the requirement of permission from or payment to you or any other person or entity. You agree that submission of User Generated Content does not establish any relationship of trust and confidence between you and us, and that you have no expectation of compensation whatsoever (except as may be specifically stated in the provisions of the Disney Products in connection with the submission, or arising from it).
                          You represent and warrant that your User Generated Content conforms to this Agreement and that you own or have the necessary rights and permissions including, without limitation, all copyrights, music rights and likeness rights (with respect to any person) contained in the User Generated Content, without the need for payment to any other person or entity, to use and exploit, and to authorize us to use and exploit, your User Generated Content in all manners contemplated by this Agreement; and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees) by any third party arising out of or in connection with our use and exploitation of your User Generated Content resulting from your breach of this Agreement. You also agree to waive and not to enforce any moral rights, ancillary rights or similar rights in or to the User Generated Content against us or our licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorized users, and agree to procure the same agreement to waive and not to enforce from others who may possess such rights.
                          To the extent that we authorize you to create, post, upload, distribute, publicly display or publicly perform User Generated Content that requires the use of our copyrighted works, we grant you a non-exclusive license to create a derivative work using the specifically referenced copyrighted works as required for the sole purpose of creating such a work, provided that such license shall be conditioned upon your assignment to us of all rights worldwide in the work you create for the duration of copyright in the User Generated Content, in all formats and media known or unknown to date, including for use on Disney Products and on third party sites and platforms. If such rights are not assigned to us, your license to create derivative works using our copyrighted works shall be null and void.
                          We may monitor, screen, post, remove, modify, store and review User Generated Content or communications sent through a Disney Product, at any time and for any reason, including to ensure that the User Generated Content or communication conforms to this Agreement, without prior notice to you. We may terminate your account and access to the Disney Products if your User Generated Content violates this Agreement, including unlawful postings or content, without prior notice to you. We are not responsible for, and do not endorse or guarantee, the opinions, views, advice or recommendations posted or sent by users.
                          C. Claims of Copyright Infringement
                          . Notifications of claimed copyright infringement and counter notices must be sent to our designated agent:
                          Attn: Lance R. Griffin
                          The Walt Disney Company
                          500 South Buena Vista Street
                          Burbank, California 91521, USA
                          Phone: +1 818-560-1000
                          Fax: +1 818-560-4299
                          Email: [email protected]

                          We are only able to accept notices in the languages in which these terms arethis Agreement is made available by us.
                          We will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the Disney ServicesProducts that are reported to our Designated Copyright Agent, identified abovedesignated copyright agent, in accordance with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”) or, as applicable, other laws. With respect to Disney ServicesProducts hosted in the United States, these notices must include the required information set forth in the DMCA and described in detail here required information set forth in the DMCA and described in detail here.
                          78[COLOR=#363636 !msorm]. BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER[/COLOR]
                          PROCEEDINGS TO RESOLVE OR LITIGATE A DISPUTE IN ANY FORUM WILL BE CONDUCTED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. Neither you nor Disney DTC will seek to have a dispute heard as a class action or private attorney general action or in any other proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity. No arbitration or proceeding can be combined with another without the prior written consent of all parties to the arbitrations or proceedings.
                          You and Disney DTC agree to arbitrate, as provided below, all disputes between you (including any related disputes involving The Walt Disney Company, its subsidiaries or its affiliates), that are not resolved informally, except disputes relating to the ownership or enforcement of intellectual property rights. “Dispute” includes any dispute, action, or other controversy, whether based on past, present, or future events, between you and us concerning the Disney ServicesProducts or this Agreement, whether in contract, tort, warranty, statute, regulation, or other legal or equitable basis. You and Disney DTC empower the arbitrator with the exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability or enforceability of these terms or the formation of this contract, including the arbitrability of any dispute and any claim that all or any part of this Agreement are void or voidable.
                          A. In the event of a dispute, you or Disney DTC must send to the other party a notice of dispute, which is a written statement that sets forth the name, address, and contact information of the party giving the notice, the facts giving rise to the dispute, and the relief requested. You must send any notice of dispute to Disney DTC, 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California 91521-7620, USA, Attention: Legal. We will send any notice of dispute to you at the contact information we have for you. You and Disney DTC will attempt to resolve a dispute through informal negotiation within sixty (60) days from the date the notice of dispute is sent. After that sixty (60) day period and not before, you or we may commence an arbitration proceeding. You may instead litigate a dispute in small claims court if the dispute meets the requirements to be heard in small claims court, whether or not you negotiated informally first.
                          B. If you and Disney DTC do not resolve a dispute by informal negotiation or in small claims court, the dispute shall be resolved by binding arbitration before a neutral arbitrator whose decision will be final except for a limited right of appeal under the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act. YOU ARE GIVING UP THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE A DISPUTE IN COURT BEFORE A JUDGE OR JURY. Arbitration will be administered by JAMS Mediation, Arbitration and ADR Services (“JAMS”) in accordance with the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures (the “JAMS Rules”). The JAMS Rules and instructions about how to initiate an arbitration are available at www.jamsadr.com or 1-800-352-5267. Arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone, or online. Proceedings that cannot be conducted through the submission of documents, by phone, or online, will take place in either Los Angeles, California or the borough of Manhattan, New York, New York, whichever is more convenient for you; provided, however, that if circumstances prevent you from traveling to Los Angeles or New York, JAMS may hold an in-person hearing in your hometown area. You and Disney DTC agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal or state courts located in either Los Angeles, California or the borough of Manhattan, New York, New York, whichever is more convenient for you, in order to compel arbitration, to stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate, or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator. The arbitrator may award damages to you individually as a court could, including declaratory or injunctive relief, but only to the extent required to satisfy your individual claim.
                          Except as provided above with respect to jurisdiction in Los Angeles, California and Manhattan, New York, New York, nothing in this arbitration provision shall be construed as consent by Disney DTC or its affiliates to the jurisdiction of any other court with regard to disputes, claims or controversies unrelated to the Disney ServicesProducts or this Agreement.
                          9. Additional Provisions
                          A. Choice of Forum
                          For all Disney Services NOT provided by The Walt Disney Company Limited the following shall apply:
                          Except to the extent required under applicable local law which requires that venue be in the country of your residence, you. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms or the Disney Servicesthis Agreement that is not subject to arbitration shall be filed, and that venue properly lies, only in the state or federal courts located in either Los Angeles, California or the borough of Manhattan, New York, New York, United States of America and you consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating such action.
                          B. Choice of Law
                          For all Disney Services NOT provided by The Walt Disney Company Limited the following shall apply:
                          Except to the extent that applicable local law requires that the law to be applied for contracts of this type be that of the country of your residence, these terms are. This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York and the laws of the United States, without giving effect to any conflict of law principles.
                          C. Severability
                          . If any provision of these termsthis Agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these termsthis Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
                          D. Survival
                          . The provisions of these termsthis Agreement which by their nature should survive the termination of these termsthis Agreement shall survive such termination, including but not limited to the restrictions, disclaimers, limitations, our rights to use submitted content, and rules regarding dispute resolution in Section 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8 as well as the general provisions in this Section 9.
                          E. Waiver
                          . No waiver of any provision of these termsthis Agreement by us shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision, and our failure to assert any right or provision under these termsthis Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.


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                          • #14
                            From the looks of things, here are 3 biggest things I noticed in this new TOU:
                            • They changed the language to better cover all companies Disney owns nw
                            • The reorganized the structure of the terms to make it easier to read (including adding a Table of Contents)
                            • They more clearly spelled out what you can and cannot legally do with Disney content (and user-generated content, to a lesser extent)
                            This last bullet point seems to be the biggest one. By clearly listing what you are not entitled to do, Disney is better positioned to take on those who abuse their copyright and trademarks. Disney might have been more permissive in recent years, especially with all the Instagram influencers and YouTube vloggers using their images and giving them free press. But to the extent other, non-marketing content is slipping through the cracks, I think we can expect them to crack down on this in the coming months. It only makes sense, since this is a source of income for Disney and is within their legal rights. But they bury it in the Terms of Use so that potential violators aren't likely to read it.

                            NOTE: This is not necessarily about copyright, which is already law. By spelling out things more carefully, Disney now has a contract claim against anyone who does anything they don't explicitly authorize. That might not be a big moneymaker, but it is important for protecting a brand from having its value diluted by unsavory characters (to the extent that it is).

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by WaltDisney'sAlec View Post

                              People are really upset with Disney for this tweet, which says just tweeting at Disney Plus with a hashtag consents to them having the rights to publish your message. Just from my perspective that method is legally dubious at best, and at worst unenforceable. Reading the replies show the tweet has clearly backfired and it makes me increasingly glad Disney did not acquire Twitter.

                              This is not the best way to get customers/guests to read your terms of use or inform them they apply (even if they don't want to read them). Talk about tone-deaf.
                              The twitter thing is a debacle and would hold next to no water at least in Canada as there is no reasonable expectation or way that an individual has read the waiver or TOS. An incident at a ski resort recently highlighted this and there are changes anticipated to come. Just because the waiver and ToS is handed out on a ticket or on some sign somewhere doesn't mean a customer has read it and agreed to it. Also, not sure how a third party user could have the expectation that they own a string of words....social media is becoming a dumpster fire of nebulous copyright and ownership rules.

                              Interesting that they are constantly reinforcing that it is independent negotiation or small claims court..I am not as familiar with American law, can they really restrict your right to a class action suit? Even if you are on their property they should not be able to adjust your access to certain legal rights no?

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by WaltDisney'sAlec View Post
                                From the looks of things, here are 3 biggest things I noticed in this new TOU:
                                • They changed the language to better cover all companies Disney owns nw
                                • The reorganized the structure of the terms to make it easier to read (including adding a Table of Contents)
                                • They more clearly spelled out what you can and cannot legally do with Disney content (and user-generated content, to a lesser extent)
                                This last bullet point seems to be the biggest one. By clearly listing what you are not entitled to do, Disney is better positioned to take on those who abuse their copyright and trademarks. Disney might have been more permissive in recent years, especially with all the Instagram influencers and YouTube vloggers using their images and giving them free press. But to the extent other, non-marketing content is slipping through the cracks, I think we can expect them to crack down on this in the coming months. It only makes sense, since this is a source of income for Disney and is within their legal rights. But they bury it in the Terms of Use so that potential violators aren't likely to read it.

                                NOTE: This is not necessarily about copyright, which is already law. By spelling out things more carefully, Disney now has a contract claim against anyone who does anything they don't explicitly authorize. That might not be a big moneymaker, but it is important for protecting a brand from having its value diluted by unsavory characters (to the extent that it is).
                                It will be interesting to see how hard they now bully people who are using their content under the "Fair Use" permissions. Disney has always been absolutely abhorrent at letting some of this stuff go and I have seen a number of instances where people in both Canada (under the Fair Dealing exemption) and the United States have been sent the whole legal gambit in an effort to deride legitimate parody, reporting, or other transformative uses of Disney content.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by whiteness View Post
                                  I tried reading all that stuff, but quickly gave up. If Disney actually intended to communicate anything important and relevant to me, I'd really love to know what the heck it was...
                                  would hate read that term in small print .....
                                  But would not matter ,I still be lost !
                                  Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by linkeq2001 View Post

                                    The twitter thing is a debacle and would hold next to no water at least in Canada as there is no reasonable expectation or way that an individual has read the waiver or TOS. An incident at a ski resort recently highlighted this and there are changes anticipated to come. Just because the waiver and ToS is handed out on a ticket or on some sign somewhere doesn't mean a customer has read it and agreed to it. Also, not sure how a third party user could have the expectation that they own a string of words....social media is becoming a dumpster fire of nebulous copyright and ownership rules.

                                    Interesting that they are constantly reinforcing that it is independent negotiation or small claims court..I am not as familiar with American law, can they really restrict your right to a class action suit? Even if you are on their property they should not be able to adjust your access to certain legal rights no?
                                    In the past few decades both Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court has made it clear that agreeing to arbitration instead of going to court is a legitimate form of resolving disputes. There are some things to consider, like whether the user really had a say or whether costs are shared equally, but by and large is is considered part of the right to freedom of contract. To some, arbitration works just as well at resolving problems (not necessarily a view I personally share). Along with arbitration comes the right to waive your chances for participating in a class action.

                                    I've studied up on this unique issue in particular and people are beginning to uncover the truth. With the availability of information on the internet, many people with claims against large companies accept that arbitration is binding. But with companies needing to pay for all the costs of individual arbitration lawsuits, they sometimes find they regret the decision to force arbitration.

                                    Class actions have a way of giving corporations certainty about the extent of their legal liability, which should always be preferred. We're finding that sometimes companies are suing to get out of arbitration clauses they wrote, so that they can certify a class of plaintiffs against them. The only problem is that a lot of companies use arbitration to make it harder for people to sue, rather than as a way to actually solve problems. I even heard a talk from a medical malpractice lawyer saying that health providers often do better going to court than when their case goes to arbitration, so some insurance companies have stopped enforcing those provisions. We're living in an era where this is backfiring and I don't suspect forced arbitration will be around in the same form for much longer.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by micromind View Post
                                      It's pretty obvious to me that this is an attempt to ward off the lawsuits that will certainly follow re-opening, no matter when it occurs. They will be entitled something like 'I went to DL and got the virus while I was there....boo-hoo.......I deserve a mountain of cash for my pain and suffering boo-hoo-hoo.......

                                      In a way, I don't blame them but this was a horrible way to do it.
                                      How would you have preferred they do it? I'm genuinely curious. This is probably the best way they can protect themselves from every Karen that wants to sue for some reason due to the closure or the virus. How evil of them to communicate that!

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by nickdean707 View Post
                                        I love how everyone is throwing a fit over something people normally never read in the first place .
                                        Part of the problem is that people don't bother to read them. There are lots of little things buried in legalese that are incredibly slanted in favor of many corporations. Take social media platforms of example, when you sign up you basically waive ownership of all content you post including photos, there are numerous cases of people seeing their images used in advertising overseas with no knowledge of it prior. Might not seem like a big deal when it's a landscape shot, but not if it's a picture of you or your child. Buy a game or app online? Guess what most of their ToS dictate that at any time for any reason the platform you purchased it on can restrict your access, stop hosting the files, or otherwise make that purchase completely useless while keeping your money.

                                        Disney isn't the only company that does it, this just happens to be a Disney board and therefore the topic of the subject.

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