Welcome! These are the Spiritual Cinema Circle Terms of Service (“SCC Terms”). These SCC Terms form a legal agreement between you (together with any business, entity or organization you are representing, “Member,” or “you”) and Gaiam, Inc. as Spiritual Cinema Circle’s parent company (referred to herein as “SCC,” “we” or “us”) (collectively, the “parties”). The SCC Terms govern your access to and use of the Spiritual Cinema Circle™ website and subscription services (collectively, the “Services” or “Spiritual Cinema Circle”).
1. Acknowledgments and Acceptance of SCC Terms
1a. The Services are offered to you conditioned upon your acceptance without modification of these SCC Terms, as well as any other guidelines, rules or operating policies that SCC may establish and post from time to time, all of which are hereby incorporated by reference. By clicking the 'I accept these terms and conditions' button upon your registration for the Services, and each time you access or use the Services, you accept the terms and conditions contained and referenced herein. If you do not agree to these SCC Terms, you may not purchase, use or access the Services.
1b. You represent that you have attained the age of majority in the province, state or country in which you reside, and that you are capable of forming legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, the Services are not available to individuals under the age of 18. If you do not qualify, you are not permitted to subscribe to or use the Services.
1c. You are required to complete the registration form on the Sign Up page in order to use the Services. You agree to provide true, accurate, complete and up-to-date information about yourself as requested in the registration form. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your Account, passwords, and files.
1d. You acknowledge that, from time to time, it may be necessary for SCC to update or revise certain provisions of these SCC Terms. SCC reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which it offers the Services at any time and without notice, and reserves the right to (temporarily or permanently) discontinue, revise, modify or update any or all other aspects of the Services in its sole and absolute discretion, and SCC will not be liable to you or any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuation of the Services. Any such modifications will be deemed effective immediately upon posting of the modified terms, and your continued use of the Services following any such modification will be deemed your acceptance of the modified terms. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms, conditions, and notices, and any new terms posted. The most current version of these SCC Terms may be reviewed at any time on the SCC website.
1e. If you do not agree to any of these SCC Terms, or any future changes made to these SCC Terms, your exclusive remedy is to cancel your subscription to the Services. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, any new features, tools or products that change, augment, enhance or upgrade the current Services will be subject to these SCC Terms.
2. Description of Services
2a. SCC offers a membership subscription to Members to receive DVDs with films specially selected by SCC (see FAQs for further details) on a monthly basis.
2b. As a part of your membership in SCC, you also receive membership in Gaiam TV. This membership is automatic and requires no additional action on your part. If you decide to participate in Gaiam TV, you are bound to those Terms and Conditions as well.
3. Membership and Payment
3a. You may subscribe for a set term of months (“Pre-Paid Plan”) or an ongoing membership plan. On Pre-Paid Plans, you will be charged for the full term you select up front. For the ongoing membership plans, you will be charged on an ongoing monthly basis until you cancel your membership. Annual plans will automatically renew unless you notify us that you wish to cancel your membership by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 800-280-8290.
3b. You agree to pay subscription fees (“Fees”) in advance according to the type of membership you have selected. SCC reserves the right to change or modify the fee schedule (including, without limitation, increasing prices and charging a fee for upgrades or a Service for which SCC does not currently charge a fee) at any time. SCC will strive to provide you with reasonable notice prior to making any fee changes or modifications.
3c. You agree to pay all subscription fees and any other charges incurred by you (including any applicable taxes) at the rates in effect when the charges were incurred. For your convenience, all Fees will be billed to the credit card provided when you registered (or to a different credit card if you change your account information) in accordance with your subscription and subsequent product orders. You hereby authorize SCC to charge your credit card for the amounts that relate to your subscription and other purchases, if any. If SCC is for any reason unable to effect automatic payment via your credit card, SCC will attempt to notify you via email and your access to the Services may be disabled until payment is received. You are responsible to notify SCC of any changes to your credit card information and to update your information if your credit card has expired. SCC may discontinue or otherwise interrupt your access to the Services if you fail to so notify SCC.
3d. You agree to pay all charges on time. All Fees will be paid in U.S. dollars. You are responsible and liable for any fees, including attorney and collection fees, that SCC may incur in its efforts to collect any remaining balances due from you. You are required to notify SCC of any billing problems or discrepancies within sixty (60) days after they first appear on your credit card account statement. If you do not do so, you waive any right to dispute such problems or discrepancies.
4a. You may cancel your monthly membership at any time, simply by calling us during regular business hours on our customer service line at 800-280-8290 or by emailing us at email@example.com. Please allow us one month to process termination requests. You must cancel your membership at least 15 days before it renews in order to avoid charging of subscription fees for a new term to your credit card. SCC does not provide refunds or credits for any partial monthly subscription period. Additionally, if you cancel your pre-paid subscription during the initial term of the subscription, the discounted price of the pre-paid plan will not apply, and you will be charged the regular monthly membership rate plus shipping and handling costs for all of the months (or partial months) prior to your termination of your subscription.
4b. We will accept returns on unopened DVDs within 45 days of our mailing (60 days for Members outside of the United States). We will apply a credit for returned, unopened merchandise, less shipping and handling in the manner of original payment. DVDs will be returned at your sole cost, and we recommend that the products be shipped with some form of tracking or return receipt. If you return any DVDs, we will cancel your membership and process your refund within 30 days of receiving the returned DVD.
4c. Defective DVDs may be returned for a replacement within 120 days of our mailing. Please contact customer service at 800-280-8290 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to return defective DVDs.
SCC uses the U.S. Postal Service in the United States, and a freight forwarder internationally, to deliver SCC's monthly DVD selections and other products purchased from SCC. Orders will generally be processed within two business days of their receipt, however, the delivery times may vary depending on your membership registration date, the available inventory, your delivery address and any circumstances that may impact the U.S. Postal Service and/or freight forwarder.
6. Effect of Termination
6a. You understand and agree that the cancellation of your Account is your sole right and remedy with respect to any dispute with SCC. SCC will not be obligated to refund any pre-paid fees if you cancel your Account for any reason.
6b. If SCC terminates your Account because you breach these SCC Terms or any related agreements or guidelines, SCC will have no liability to you or any third party because of such termination or action.
7. Additional Notices
7a. The films distributed to Members through SCC are not rated through the traditional Hollywood rating system. We strive to ensure our content is family-friendly, whether a drama, comedy or documentary; however, some films contain adult content including language, violence, and sexual activity and themes including, for example, loneliness, death, heartbreak or loss.
7b. We make no representation that the materials and content of the Service are appropriate or available for use outside of the United States. Visitors and Members from outside the United Sates are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.
8. Security and Access
For transmitting personal information, such as when you use a credit card to register, we use a secure server (SSL), which encrypts all of your personal information. This encryption process ensures that the information you give us is protected against unauthorized access. While we take precautions to ensure that your information is secure on our system and in most cases transactions are completed without difficulty, we cannot guarantee “perfect security” on the Internet or offline and we are not responsible for the success or security of your transactions.
9. International Visitors and Members
If you are accessing our Service from a country other than the countries in which our servers are located (currently the United States), the various communications will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. By using our Service and communicating electronically with us, you consent to the processing and transfer of your data.