FOR VIEWING FILMS, TV, AND TALKS
“The Company,” “TIFF,” “we,” and “us” means Toronto International Film Festival Inc.
“Compatible Devices” means a device compatible with the Platform as listed in these terms.
“Platform Content” means a film or TV series or an episode of a TV series or any other product or content provided by us for viewing through the Platform.
“Platform” means the digital content platform provided by us (and/or by our third-party service providers on our behalf) and includes all pages of and all information, material, text, graphics and facilities on the Platform.
“User” means a person that has been invited to join and has supplied the requisite information and accepted usership of the Platform, and “Usership” has a corresponding meaning.
“User Account” means an account held by a User with the Company for the purposes of viewing Platform Content through the Platform.
2. Acceptance of Terms
These terms form the basis on which you agree to use the Company’s Platform to view our films, TV series, and talks.
These terms represent a legally binding agreement between you and the Company. By using the Platform (which includes accessing the Platform, creating an account, and/or viewing any Platform Content), you accept these terms and agree to abide by them.
If you need to contact us about the Platform, you can do so by contacting us through our Contact Us page.
We reserve the right to change these terms. If we do so you will receive an email notifying you of the updated terms to the email address you provided when creating your account.
3. Use of the Platform
The Platform permits you to view our Platform Content for your personal use in accordance with these terms, including any terms specific to particular Platform Content.
To view Platform Content you must be 18 years or older and located in a territory where the particular Platform Content is authorized to be available. You agree not to use or attempt to use the Platform from outside this territory. We may use geo-filtering or geo-blocking technologies to verify your compliance and prevent access outside this territory.
You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Platform through your internet connection are aware of these terms and that they comply with them.
4. Technology Requirements
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to access the Platform including ensuring you employ technology capable of utilizing the Platform. Use of the Platform requires Compatible Devices, certain software (fees may apply) and internet access. Use of the Platform may be affected by the performance of these factors and these requirements are subject to change at any time. We will use reasonable endeavours to give you notice of any changes.
5. Compatible Devices and Software
The system requirements are detailed in the Help page. You acknowledge that the Platform may not work on all Compatible Devices set out above, particularly older devices, browsers and/or operating systems.
High-speed internet access is strongly recommended.
7. User Accounts
To use the Platform you must be invited to become a User and you must agree to these terms.
Some important details about your User Account:
- Don’t reveal your account information to anyone else;
- You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your User Account and for all activities that occur on or through your User Account;
- You agree to immediately notify the Company of any security breach of your User Account;
- The Company shall not be responsible for any losses arising out of the unauthorized use of your User Account;
- If you create a User Account and/or use the Platform on someone else’s behalf, you warrant that you have that person’s authority to do so. You also accept all liability and the consequences for any breaches of these terms resulting from any unauthorized activity you conduct. You shall not access or attempt to access a User Account that you are not authorized to access. You agree to provide accurate and complete information when you become a User, and as you use the Platform you agree to update such information to keep it accurate and complete.
8. Streaming Platform Content
Platform Content is available to Users for streaming via the Platform.
Platform Content is only available within the territories in which the particular Platform Content is authorized to be available.
The Platform Content will be available to you to start viewing on Compatible Devices subject to the speed of your internet connection and as follows:
- Platform Content will be available for you to view from the time that the Platform Content becomes available for viewing until the time it is no longer available for viewing as indicated on the Platform Content page..
- You may pause and rewind the Platform Content. You may discontinue your viewing and resume later.
- Platform Content may be viewed for an unlimited number of times during the rental period.
You acknowledge that the volume of data consumed by accessing the Platform Content is typically high. You are solely responsible for any internet usage or charges that your internet service provider (ISP) may apply in relation to accessing Platform Content.
10. Platform Service and Availability
We may modify, suspend, or discontinue the Platform or any Platform Content at any time with or without notice to you.
We will not be liable for any unavailability of the Platform or of any Platform Content if you have breached any of these terms or for any unavailability beyond our control.
You acknowledge that not all of our film and television programmes listed on our website are available for viewing nor will they become so in future.
11. Rules of Use
You shall use the Platform and the Platform Content strictly in accordance with these terms. You will be authorized to screen Platform Content, however, capturing Platform Content for personal or commercial use is prohibited. You may not make any Platform Content available for any commercial purpose, educational purpose or any other purpose not expressly authorized in these terms.
You agree not to violate, circumvent, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise tamper with any of the security technology related to the Platform and the Platform Content for any reason, or to interfere with, remove or alter any digital rights management information on the Platform or the Platform Content, or to attempt or assist another person to do so.
If the security measures TIFF has put in place, including forensic watermarking or visual watermarking, show that you (the User) have copied any third-party Platform Content from the Platform TIFF holds the right to provide information including your name and email address to the film stakeholder to further an investigation.
You must not abuse or misuse the Platform by attempting to compromise the service by employing technologically harmful means or material.
You will not use the Platform for any purpose which is unlawful, not authorized by us or otherwise conflicts with these terms.
Your use of the Platform may be monitored and controlled by the Company or its service provider for compliance purposes at any time.
12. Third-Party Material
Some information contained in the Platform may link you to sites that are not owned or under the control of the Company. The Company assumes no responsibility or liability for the content of those sites or otherwise for any third-party material that may feature on the Platform.
13. Objectionable Material
We aim to include rating information when available for all Platform Content. You may personally consider some Platform Content to contain offensive, indecent, or objectionable content and some Platform Content may also contain explicit material. Subject to applicable censorship laws, the Platform provides Platform Content at your sole risk, and the Company shall have no liability to you for material that you may consider to be offensive, indecent, or objectionable.
Some Platform Content may be viewable on an age-restricted basis. It may be unlawful for you to knowingly view some Platform Content if you don’t meet the minimum age requirement. In viewing Platform Content we rely on your agreement that you are old enough to legally view the particular Platform Content. If we have reasonable grounds to believe you are not old enough then we may cancel your Usership.
14. Intellectual Property
The Platform and the Platform Content contain information and material that is owned by the Company and/or its licensors and/or service providers, and is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws, including those relating to copyright. The Company reserves for itself and such third parties all such rights in all jurisdictions throughout the world.
You must not (and must not permit others to) authorize or assist any other person to remove or interfere with any copyright notices contained in any Platform Content.
We take infringement of our copyright (and that of our licensors and service providers) seriously. You must:
- only use the Platform Content and related information and materials in the course of using the Platform in compliance with these terms and not for any other purpose;
- not download, upload, copy, reproduce, communicate to the public, transmit, publish, broadcast, modify, manipulate, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create any derivative works of any Platform Content or any part of it;
- not copy, reproduce, modify or manipulate any part of the Platform and/or Platform Content in any manner;
- not exploit the Platform or Platform Content in any unauthorized way whatsoever.
We reserve all rights and remedies available to us to prevent any infringement of intellectual property we or our licensors or service providers own that comprises the Platform or Platform Content. The Company’s trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with the Platform are the intellectual property of the Company. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with the Platform or with Platform Content may be the trademarks of their respective owners. You are granted no right or licence with respect to any of the aforesaid trademarks and any use of such trademarks.
- terminate the agreement created between you and the Company pursuant to these terms; and
- suspend access to the Platform (or any part thereof) or any Platform Content at any time without notice.
We will not be liable if for any reason the Platform is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Platform or to Platform Content.
We have the right to disable any Usership at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of these terms.
You may cease to use the Platform at any time.
Your use of the Platform is at your own risk.
The Company does not guarantee, represent or warrant the uninterrupted or error-free use of the Platform and shall not be liable for any loss arising from such events including but not limited to loss, corruption, attack, viruses, interference, hacking, or other security intrusion or any other factors beyond the Company’s and/or its licensors’ and/or its service providers’ reasonable control, including but not limited to the nature of your Compatible Device or internet connection.
To the extent permitted by law, the Platform and the Platform Content are provided by the Company without warranties or guarantees of any kind, other than the statutory protection afforded to you by applicable legislation.
17. Limitation of Liability
(a) NOT APPLICABLE TO RESIDENTS OF QUEBEC: TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. THE COMPANY DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH: (A) ANY USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE PLATFORM, THE PLATFORM CONTENT, THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE, THIRD-PARTY PLATFORMS, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIALS IN OR ASSOCIATED WITH THE PLATFORM; (B) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO YOUR ACCOUNT OR ASSOCIATED PROFILES; OR © ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE PLATFORM, THE PLATFORM CONTENT, THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE, THIRD-PARTY PLATFORMS OR OTHER MATERIALS IN OR ASSOCIATED WITH THE PLATFORM, REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS UPON WHICH LIABILITY IS CLAIMED AND EVEN IF THE COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF, OR COULD HAVE FORESEEN, THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE.
(b) APPLICABLE ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF QUEBEC: EXCEPT FOR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE COMPANY’S OWN ACTS, THE COMPANY WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH: (A) ANY USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE PLATFORM, THE PLATFORM CONTENT, THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE, THIRD-PARTY PLATFORMS, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIALS IN OR ASSOCIATED WITH THE SERVICE; (B) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO YOUR ACCOUNT OR ASSOCIATED PROFILES; OR © ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE PLATFORM, THE PLATFORM CONTENT, THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE, THIRD-PARTY PLATFORMS OR OTHER MATERIALS IN OR ASSOCIATED WITH THE PLATFORM. WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE.
(c ) You expressly acknowledge that we make the Platform and Platform Content available to you in reliance upon the limitations and exclusions of liability and the disclaimers set forth in these Terms and Conditions, and that these form an essential basis of the bargain between you and us. You expressly agree that the limitations and exclusions of liability and the disclaimers set forth herein will survive, and, subject to applicable laws, continue to apply in the case of a fundamental breach or breaches, the failure of essential purpose of contract, the failure of any exclusive remedy or termination of these Terms and Conditions.
You agree to defend (at our option), indemnify and hold harmless each of the Company and its service providers, suppliers, and licensors, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, including all third parties mentioned on, or included in, the Platform, from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, actions, proceedings, suits, damages, settlements, penalties, fines, costs, or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from or related to:
(a) your breach of any provision of these Terms and Conditions;
(b) your use of the Platform; or
© your violation, alleged violation or misappropriation of any intellectual property right.
You shall use your best efforts to cooperate with us in the defence of any claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.
These terms constitute the entire agreement between you and the Company regarding the Platform.
If any part of these terms is held invalid or unenforceable the remaining parts of these terms shall remain in full force and effect.
Our failure to enforce any right or provisions under these terms will not constitute a waiver of such provision or any other provision.
We will not be responsible for failure to fulfil any obligation due to causes beyond our control. We may notify you with respect to the Platform by sending an email message to your User email address. Notices shall become effective immediately when issued by us.
20. Governing Law
These terms and your use of the Platform and Platform Content are governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein without regard to the conflict of laws provisions thereof, and you hereby irrevocably attorn to the jurisdiction of the courts of the City of Toronto in the Province of Ontario with respect to any claim or dispute relating in any way to your use of the Platform.