Terms of Service

Welcome to the Internet sites of Starz Media, LLC ("STM"). "STM Sites" include starzmedia.com, anchorbayentertainment.com, and filmroman.com and other Internet sites on which these terms of use are posted. STM and any and all entities that control, are controlled by, or are affiliated or under common control with, STM are collectively referred to herein as "we," "us" or "our".

IMPORTANT!  PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY.  BY USING THE STM SITES YOU ARE UNCONDITIONALLY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, TOGETHER WITH THE PRIVACY POLICY (WHICH, FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE STM SITES TERMS OF SERVICE ONLY, TOGETHER SHALL BE REFERRED TO AS THE “SITE AGREEMENT”).  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THE SITE AGREEMENT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE STM SITES.

INTRODUCTION
Thank you for visiting the STM Sites.  The STM Sites are owned, operated and/or managed by Starz Media, LLC.  

STM reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, discontinue, enhance, add or remove any portion of the STM Sites, or any provision of the Site Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time.  Changes to the Site Agreement will be effective when posted.  Without obligation to do so, STM may also notify you of such changes via email or through messaging on the STM Sites. You nevertheless agree to periodically review the copies of the Site Agreement posted so that you are aware of any changes. Your continued use of the STM Sites in any way after any changes to the STM Sites or the Site Agreement are made or posted will be considered acceptance of those changes and will constitute your agreement to be bound thereby.

1.         OWNERSHIP AND COPYRIGHT
As between you and STM, the Content, the STM Sites and the Site Content, are owned by STM and/or its licensors and content providers, and are protected by applicable domestic and international copyright laws. As used herein, “Content” means any and all motion pictures, live action or animated programs or episodic series, sports or music content offered as products streamed and/or downloaded from the STM Sites.  "Site Content" means any and all other human readable audio and/or visual elements of the STM Sites created or owned by STM, or third parties, including, without limitation, any text, graphics, images, illustrations, photographs, animations, video, audio or audiovisual works (including, for example, movie trailers or episodic works, home movies and digital photography), designs, logos, information and other content made available through the STM Sites by either STM on its own, or by STM in concert with third parties, whether part of the design of the STM Sites or otherwise.  Any and all underlying patentable or copyrightable elements (or protectable as trade secrets or otherwise under intellectual property laws) of the STM Sites, including without limitation, source code, script, object code, software, protocols, algorithms, computer programs, data and other sets of statements and instructions contained in the Site shall be considered the “Site Code.”

Unless expressly permitted by STM, you shall not capture, reproduce, perform, transfer, sell, license, modify, create derivative works from or based upon, republish, upload, edit, post, transmit, publicly display, frame, link, distribute or exploit in whole or in part any Content, Site Content or Site Code. Any violation of copyright or other intellectual property laws may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.

2.         GRANT OF RIGHTS; RESTRICTIONS ON USE

STM hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access, use and privately display or exhibit the STM Sites, Site Code, Site Content and the Content in accordance with the Site Agreement.  STM grants you this limited license for your personal use, and not for any commercial purpose.  The use of the Content, the STM Sites, the Site Content or the Site Code for commercial purposes is unauthorized and may constitute infringement.  This license does not include any rights t (1) sell, resell, lend, lease, rent or otherwise commercially use the STM Sites, the Content, Site Content, Site Code or any other material or information contained therein; (2) collect or use any product listings, descriptions or any prices for any reason; (3) create derivative works from the Content, Site Content, Site Code or any other materials or information contained therein; (4) download or copy account information of any third party for the benefit of another merchant; or (5) use data mining, robots, or other data gathering and extraction tools. Except as provided herein, you may not frame or utilize framing techniques to use, surround or enclose the STM name, the Content or any trademarks, service marks, logo, or other proprietary information (including: images, text, page layout, or form) of STM, and/or our affiliates or subsidiaries or Content providers without STM's express written consent. You may not use any meta-tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing STM, STM’s affiliates, subsidiaries or Content providers tradenames or trademarks or other copyrighted materials relating thereto, without the express written consent of STM. 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may hyperlink to the homepage of any STM Site on a non-exclusive basis, provided that your use conforms with the following: (1)  the STM Marks (as defined in Section 5, below) may not be modified or altered in any way; (2) you may not use the STM Marks to imply endorsement of your product or service, or to disparage STM, STM’s affiliates, or their respective products or services; (3) associate STM, STM’s affiliates, the Content, Content providers, or their respective products or services with any other web site, products or services that STM may find, in its sole judgment, to diminish or damage the goodwill in the STM Marks, including, without limitation, pornographic services or products.  Further, the STM Marks may not be exhibited in such a way as to make them more prominent than any other content, products or services on your site; and link, your site and/or the contents and subject matter of your site shall not infringe STM's or any third party’s intellectual property rights or violate any state, federal, or international law.  The following notice shall be included on the first web page of your site on which the link appears: "Starz and related service marks are the property of Starz Media, LLC.  All rights reserved."  STM may terminate the rights granted in this paragraph at any time, in its sole discretion, without liability or obligation to the other of any kind. STM has the right, but not the obligation, to inspect your Web site from time-to-time to ensure compliance with these requirements. In the event your rights are terminated, you will remove all references to STM and the STM Marks, including the link, within twenty-four (24) hours of written request by STM.  Failure to do so shall constitute an unauthorized and potentially infringing use of such items.

3.         RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF THE STM SITES AND SITE CONTENT
You may not and you hereby agree that you will not: (1) use the STM Sites for public exhibition of the Content; (2) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any files containing the Site Code, the Site Content or the Content or otherwise attempt to “crack” the files or obtain their source code; (3) remove or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice contained in any computer file in which the Content or Site Content is contained or the Content or Site Content itself; or (4) use the Site Content or the Content in any manner not set forth in this Agreement.  Further, as a condition of your use of the STM Sites, you represent and warrant that you will not use the STM Sites, or any of its component Content, Site Content or Site Code for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the Site Agreement. If you breach any of these covenants, your authorization to use the STM Sites shall automatically terminate and civil and criminal penalties may apply. 

4.         COPYRIGHT NOTICE
If you are under the good faith believe that any materials or information on the STM Sites have been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement under the laws of the United States, please forward the following information to the Copyright Agent named below:

  1. Your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  3. The exact URL or a description of where the alleged infringing material is located;
  4. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  5. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and
  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

 

Starz Media, LLC
2950 Hollywood Way, 3rd Floor
Burbank, California 91505
Attn: Copyright Agent

By this filing, STM does not necessarily stipulate that it is a service provider as defined in 17 USC section 512c or elsewhere in the law, but merely seeks to preserve any and all exemptions from liability that may be available to it under the copyright law or otherwise. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") permits you to send STM a counter-notice pursuant to the statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA, including, without limitation, a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. If we receive a proper notification (or if we believe in our sole and absolute discretion) that any materials submitted or posted by you allegedly violate another person's or entity's rights, we reserve the right to withdraw and remove the affected material from our Site, at any time in our absolute discretion with or without notice. You can find more information about the DMCA on the U.S. Copyright Office website, currently located at http://www.loc.gov/copyright/. You are advised to consult a legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Please be forewarned that there can be penalties for false claims.

5.         TRADEMARK NOTICE
STM and all related registered and unregistered service marks (“STM Marks”) are the property of Starz Media, LLC. Some of the characters, logos or other images incorporated by STM on the Site are also protected as registered or unregistered trademarks, trade names and/or service marks and are the property of their respective owners

The STM Marks may not be used without the express written permission of STM.  The STM Marks may not be used in connection with any product or service other than as expressly permitted by STM in writing, and may not be used in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or in any manner that disparages or discredits STM, its parent and affiliated companies, the STM Sites or any other product or service of STM or its parent and affiliated companies. You gain no right to use any STM Marks or those of any other entity by virtue of your use of the STM Sites.

6.         MARKETING, PERSONAL DATA COLLECTION
From time to time, STM may collect and use certain personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information about you for marketing purposes, including use in connection with Newsletters, Send-To-A-Friend services.  These uses are described more fully in the Privacy Policy.  By using the STM Sites, you represent and agree that you have read and understood the Privacy Policy and consent to the use of your personal information by STM and its affiliates and third party representatives, if any, in accordance with the terms thereof and for the purposes set forth therein. 

7.         PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS
STM, its affiliates and Content partners attempt to describe its products as accurately as possible. However, STM, its affiliates and Content partners do not warrant that the product descriptions pertaining to the Content or Site Content are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. 

8.         PRICES, TAXES, SPECIAL OFFERS AND PROMOTIONS
Features, specifications, services and/or prices offered from the STM Sites may change at any time without notice and STM does not provide price protection or refunds in the event of a price drop or a promotional offering.  Special product or service offerings and promotions displayed on the STM Sites are considered no longer valid once they are removed from the STM Sites. Additionally, all offerings and promotions are subject to change or cancellation at any time without notice.  You may register only once for special offers or trial offers, and you agree not to register multiple times for the same special offer or trial offer using multiple names, email addresses or other devices designed to circumvent this limit.

9.         TERMINATION
You may terminate your use of the STM Sites at any time.  Your right to use the STM Sites will automatically terminate if you fail to comply with any provision of the Site Agreement. If your relationship with the STM Sites is terminated due to your actions or inactions, you must cease all use of the STM Sites. 

10.       CONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARY INFORMATION
Please refer to our Privacy Policy for an explanation of how we collect, maintain and use confidential and proprietary information from visitors to and users of the STM Sites. By accessing, using or browsing the STM Sites, you acknowledge and understand that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy, do not use the STM Sites. You agree not to try to access and not to access any information through the STM Sites which does not pertain to you and which you are not properly authorized to receive. You agree that if you should access information about another individual or entity, or otherwise receive information you are not authorized to receive, or if you become aware that someone else has accessed or attempted to access information that person was not authorized to receive, you will immediately cease such unauthorized access, notify STM of the unauthorized access, and assist STM in identifying and correcting the circumstances which permitted such unauthorized access. You will keep confidential all information you receive concerning another individual or entity, shall not use such information, shall return such information to STM immediately, shall not transmit it to any other person or entity and shall not return it in any electronic or other form. 

11.       USER SUBMISSIONS
STM is pleased to hear from its customers and welcomes your comments regarding our products and services. These comments should only be submitted to one of the mailboxes available to users of the STM Sites provided for that purpose.  All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated to STM through the Site (collectively, the "Submission") will forever be the property of STM. STM will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and will not be liable for any ideas for its business (including without limitation, product or advertising ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities between your Submission and any future STM products, services or operations. Without limitation, STM will have exclusive ownership of all present and future existing rights to the Submissions of every kind and nature, everywhere. STM will be entitled to use the Submission for any commercial or other purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other person sending the Submission. You acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever material you submit, and you, not STM, have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.

12.       POLICIES FOR INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF 13
STM encourages the responsible use of the internet by children together with their parents and to that end, STM does not knowingly collect or use any personally identifiable information submitted or posted to the STM Sites from individuals under the age of 13, except in order to respond on a one-time basis to a specific request for information. 

13.       ACCURACY  AND INTEGRITY OF INFORMATION; AVAILABILITY OF STM SITES 
Although STM attempts to ensure the integrity and accurateness of the STM Sites, it makes no guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the information provided on the STM Sites or availability of the STM Sites at any time. Information contained on the STM Sites may be changed or updated without notice.

14.       FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
The STM Sites may contain forward-looking statements regarding STM's business, customers, partners, future products and services or other factors that may affect future earnings or financial results. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. Examples of these risks include delays in development, competitive service and product offerings, and lack of market acceptance