Terms & Conditions
Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully before engaging with paus.

What's in these terms?

These terms tell you the rules for using our website www.paus.tv (our site).

Our site is a sharing platform for people to discover and reward inspiring short-form content, including the live events that we host from time to time. It is an ad-free, democratic and responsible service, driven by a passionate community.

Our site is a place of empowerment, both for content creators and audiences and we need to ensure that our community operates with the utmost respect.

Who we are and how to contact us

Paus.tv is a site operated by Barndoor Technology Limited ("We"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 12163029 and have our registered office at Suite 7 Brackenholme Business Park, Brackenholme, Selby, North Yorkshire, England, YO8 6EL

To contact us, please email hello@paus.tv

By using our site you accept these terms

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.  

In order to use our site, you must be at least thirteen (18) years of age.

If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.

We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

There are other terms that may apply to you

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Privacy Policy see further under How we may use your personal information.
  • Our Acceptable Use Policy sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our site.

Our company is headquartered in the UK

Therefore we comply with UK law. As a Viewer, you must ensure you comply with your own local law.

1. Registered Users, Free Trials, Subscription, Billing, and Cancellation

Becoming a Registered User

You may register as a Viewer of the Website by using an email address and password.

Subscription and Free Trials

Paus has the ability to set a monthly subscription for full access to its content to stream or where applicable, download. For all  new users, if not already given the opportunity of a free trial, you will be entitled to a free trial period, which will commence by clicking ‘Start Free Trial’ and completing the registration process. The free trial period of your subscription lasts for 7 days, or as otherwise specified.

Free trials are for new and certain former users only. Paus reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to determine your free trial eligibility. We will begin billing your payment method for subscription fees at the end of the free trial period of your subscription unless you cancel prior to the end of the free trial period.

You will not receive a notice from us that your free trial period has ended or that the paying portion of your subscription has begun. We will continue to bill your payment method for your subscription fee until you cancel.

Your monthly or annual subscription, which may start with a Free Trial, will continue month to month or year to year unless and until you cancel your subscription. You must have Internet access and provide us with a current, valid, accepted method of payment to use the Paus Subscription service.

We will bill the subscription fee to your payment method. You must cancel your subscription before it renews in order to avoid billing of the next period's subscription fees to your payment method.

Tipping

We allow Viewers to provide payment to our creators by using the ‘Tip The Filmmaker’ button on Paus. This allows Viewers to send discretionary payments, in addition to any monthly or annual subscription, directly to creators. For these ‘Tips’, Paus charges a 20% fee, giving the Creator 80% less any third party payment processing fees.

These tips are non-refundable and will be charged to the payment method input at the time of payment.

Billing

Recurring Billing. By starting your Paus subscription, you authorise us to charge you a monthly or an annual subscription fee at the then-current rate, along with any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of the service, to your Payment method. The subscription fee for our service will be billed at the beginning of the paying portion of your subscription unless and until you cancel your subscription.

Price Changes.We reserve the right to adjust pricing for our service or any components thereof in any manner and at any time as we may determine in our sole and absolute discretion. Except as otherwise expressly provided for in these Terms & Conditions, any price changes to your service will take effect following email notice to you.

Refunds & Cancellation

Payments are nonrefundable and there are no refunds or credits for partially used periods. Following any cancellation, however, you will continue to have access to the service through the end of your current billing period. You may cancel your Paus subscription at any time, and you will continue to have access to the Paus service through the end of your billing period. We do not provide refunds or credits for any partial subscription periods.

To cancel, go to the ‘Subscriptions’ page in the account settings on the website and select ‘Cancel’, or email hello@paus.tv and we will cancel for you.

Payment methods

You may edit your payment method information by emailing hello@paus.tv, where we will provide further guidance

We may make changes to our site

We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our services, our users' needs, and our business priorities.

We may suspend or withdraw access to our site

We do not guarantee that our site, or any Content, will always be available or be uninterrupted.

We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions and that they comply with them.

Registering for an account

An account can only be opened in the name of an individual and only one account can be opened by each individual.  You are not entitled to use another person’s account or to allow another person to use your account or to transfer your account to another person. You also confirm that any identifiable information that you provide is your own and is complete and accurate.

As part of the registration process you shall be required to provide your email address and create a username and password for your Account ("Login Details"). You are responsible for the security of your Login Details and we are not liable for any unauthorised access to your Account arising from your failure to keep your Login Details secure.

Keeping your details updated to receive benefits and offers

From time to time we offer incentives and benefits for our users. We recommend that you regularly update any personal details in order to receive details of such offers or receive any benefits.

You must keep your account details safe

If you are provided with a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use or the spirit of our web site.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at hello@paus.tv.

Our site is made available free of charge but as a viewer (“Viewer”) of third party content on our site (“Content”) you will be offered various opportunities to support the creators of Content, including via paid for means.  

Where any payment is made you take full responsibility that the credit/debit card that is being used to make payment is yours or that you have been explicitly authorised by the owner of the credit/debit card to use it. All credit and debit card holders are subject to validation checks and authorisation by the card issuer. If your card issuer refuses to authorise payment, we will not be able to process the payment in question.

All payments are made to Stripe who will allocate those payments between us and the applicable creators (who will themselves be responsible for allocating their payments to any contributors of the Content, at their discretion).

How you may use material on our site

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it, including the rights in live events that you can access on our site from time to time (“Site Content”).  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved and unless otherwise agreed in writing, you have no rights to use any Site Content.

The rights granted to you in respect to any of the Content and materials on our web site are (unless otherwise stated to you contractually in writing) strictly limited to the personal rights required to view the Content for your own personal use on our web site (or by such other means for viewing the content which we may make available to you from time to time) and for no other purpose, commercial or otherwise. You are not permitted to share any Content by any means.

We have a zero tolerance policy in relation to copyright infringement and it is strictly forbidden to:

a. publish, transmit, sublicense or distribute Content or any other materials without the express written consent of the Creator or Paus.tv;

b. duplicate, modify or edit Content without the express written consent the Creator or Paus.tv;

c. use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics without the permission of the originator, Creator or Paus.tv.

Where any use is permitted, our status (and that of the applicable Creator) as the authors, owners or licensees of the Content must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the Content for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or the applicable Creator.

If you use any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

We are not responsible for websites we link to

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

Uploading and Approval of Content

We take reasonable steps to curate and approve Content before it is made available to Viewers.  However, we are not responsible for any rating given to Content by the Creator nor for verifying the statements as to ownership of Content that are given to us by the Creator.

Any claim in respect of Content which infringes (or may infringe) third party intellectual property rights should be made against the Creator and not against us. In the event that any such claim is brought to our attention, we will promptly notify the Creator, should any claim of infringement be successful we will remove infringing Content.  

Our web site may include other information and materials uploaded by other users of the site other than Content. This information and these materials have not been reviewed by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

How to complain about content uploaded by other users

If you wish to complain about Content or any other material on our web site, please contact us on hello@paus.tv.

Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

  • We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
  • We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If we fail to comply with these terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking this contract or our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time your Subscription was made, both we and you knew it might happen, for example, if you discussed it with us during the sales process.

How we may use your personal information

We will only use your personal information as set out in our privacy policy.

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Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully before engaging with paus.

What's in these terms?

These terms explain the rules for using our website www.paus.tv (our site) and also the submission and uploading of your content (Content).

Our site is a sharing platform for to help support exciting content creators access a vibrant community and opportunities to share your work, get discovered and be rewarded by your friends, family and fans. We are an ad-free, democratic and responsible service, driven by a passionate community.

Who we are and how to contact us

Paus.tv is a site operated by Barndoor Technology Limited ("We"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 12163029 and have our registered office at Suite 7 Brackenholme Business Park, Brackenholme, Selby, North Yorkshire, England, YO8 6EL

To contact us for any reason, please email hello@paus.tv

By using our site you accept these terms

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.  

In order to use our site, you must be at least thirteen (13) years of age.

If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.

We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

1.         There are other terms that may apply to you

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Privacy Policy .
  • Our Acceptable Use Policy sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our site.

2.         We may make changes to these terms

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. We may also update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our services, our users' needs, and our business priorities.

3.         We may make changes to our site

We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our services, our users' needs, and our business priorities.

4.         We may suspend or withdraw access to our site

We do not guarantee that our site, or any access to your Content, will always be available or be uninterrupted.

We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection and account are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions and that they comply with them.

6.         Registering for an account

6.1      An account can only be opened in the name of an individual and only one account can be opened by each individual. You also confirm that any personally identifiable information that you provide is your own and is complete, up to date, and accurate.

6.2       As part of the registration process you will need to provide your email address and create a username and password for your Account (Login Details). You are responsible for the security of your Login Details and we are not liable for any unauthorised access to your Account arising from your failure to keep your Login Details secure.

7.         Community support and payments to you

7.1       As a provider of Content (Creator):

(a) you may be entitled to a fee where your Content reach meets a certain level of monthly audience views.

           (b) you will receive payment for any Tips (based on an 80 / 20 split) of which 80% of each Tip (less any third party processing fees) will be paid directly to you.

7.2       All payments are made by the Paus.tv user via Stripe and payments will be allocated automatically between Paus.tv and each Creator.

7.3       You are entirely responsible for allocating any appropriate payments to any contributors to your Content.

7.4       Fee for uploading content. Please note that we reserve the right to charge an upload fee each time that Content is uploaded, as specified prior to you beginning the upload.

8.         Keeping your details updated to receive benefits

8.1       As part of the sign-up process, you will be required to connect your bank account securely to Stripe to receive any payments from the paus.tv web site directly.

8.2       It is crucial that you regularly update any personal or account details in order to continue to receive any payments in respect to your Content.

9.         You must keep your account details safe

9.1       If you are provided with a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

9.2       We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use or the spirit of our web site.

9.3       If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at hello@paus.tv.

10.       Uploading and Approval of Content

10.1     We will take reasonable steps to curate and approve Content before it is made available to Viewers.  However, we are not responsible for any rating given to Content by you or for verifying the statements as to ownership of Content that you provide.

10.2     Whenever you upload Content to our site or make use of a feature that allows you to make contact with other users of our site you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

10.6     You must only upload your own Content and must not upload Content on behalf of someone else.  Any fees attributable to particular Content will only be paid to the person who has uploaded that Content.

10.7     If you wish us to delete any of your Content then please email hello@paus.tv and we will remove it within 24 hours of receipt of your request

10.8     You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content. We accept no liability whatsoever in respect to the loss of any Content for any reason.

Rights you are giving us to use Content you upload

10.9     You retain all of your ownership rights in your Content but you are required to grant us and our Viewers a limited license to use, store and copy that Content and to distribute it. The purpose of this license is to allow us to support you as a Creator and promote access to you and your Content.

10.10   When you upload Content to our site, you grant us the following rights and consents to use that Content for as long as that Content remains in your Paus.tv account or submitted to the Paus.tv platform or you terminate your account with us:

(a)   a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works (such as showreels) of, display, and perform that Content in connection with the services provided by Paus.tv and to make that Content available to Viewers and our websites and across different media including to promote the site or the service

(b)  the express right to grant a sub-licence to Viewers to the extent necessary for Viewers to view the Content and to engage in any other revenue generating activity for the Creator in respect to the Content.

(c)   a waiver of any and all moral rights arising under Part I of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA) and performers' non-property rights arising under Part II of the CDPA and any similar laws of any jurisdiction in the Content in favour of Paus.tv and all our licensees, sub-licensees, assignees and successors.

10.11   Your responsibility to clear any third-party content in your Content. By posting content which incorporates anyone else’s intellectual property rights or other rights you are responsible for ensuring that you have all the necessary consents and permissions from those individuals to upload the Content. By uploading the Content, you confirm that you have secured any licences, consents or waivers required for the use of any third-party content in your Content to allow us to use your Content as described in this agreement or otherwise agreed in writing between us.  We may ask you for verification of clearance of all third party rights in your Content.

Compliance with our Standards

10.12    You warrant that your Content complies with the standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty

10.13   Infringement Claims. Any claim in respect of Content which infringes (or may infringe) third party intellectual property rights should be made against the Creator and not against us. In the event that any such claim is brought to our attention, we will promptly notify the Creator, should any claim of infringement be successful we will remove infringing Content.  

10.14   Other user content. Our web site may include other information and materials uploaded by other users of the site other than Content. This information and these materials have not been reviewed by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

10.15   How to complain about content uploaded by other users

If you wish to complain about Content or any other material on our web site, please contact us on hello@paus.tv.

11.       Your promises (warranties) to us

11.1     You warrant that:

(a)        you have the legal capacity and are free contractually to enter into and to perform this agreement and have not entered and will not enter into any professional, legal or other commitment which would or might conflict with or prevent you from doing so.

(b)        the Content is wholly original and its use in accordance with this agreement will not infringe the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party.

(c)        the Content will not breach our Acceptable Use Policy.

11.2     We do not assess the legality of your content. We undertake no responsibility to review the Content to determine whether any such content is in breach of our Acceptable Use Policy or may result in any liability to any third party. We will not be responsible as author, editor or publisher of any Content you submit and, to the fullest extent permissible by law, we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising.

12.       Removing content and suspending your account.

12.1     We reserve the right to promptly remove, or to disable access to, any Content which we deem to be potentially defamatory of any person, unlawful or in violation of any third-party rights, our Acceptable Use Policy, or which in our sole discretion is not in the spirit of Paus.tv and our business.

12.2     If we consider that a breach of our content standards has occurred, we may at our discretion take such action as we deem appropriate, where we deem it reasonable, we will give you a right of reply before taking action.

However, we are under no obligation to do so and failure to comply with our Acceptable Use Policy or other standards constitutes a material breach of this agreement  and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use paus.tv.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any Content.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
  • Further legal action against you.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.

We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to your breach of this agreement

13.       Rules about linking to our site

13.1     You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

13.2     You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

13.3     The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

13.4     If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact hello@paus.tv

14.       Term of this agreement

14.1     This agreement shall continue unless terminated by you or by us or you request for your account to be cancelled. We don’t want you to leave, but if you wish to terminate your account for any reason please contact hello@paus.tv.

14.2     Either party may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by giving written notice to the other party if the other party commits a material breach of any term of this agreement and (if such breach is capable of being fixed) fails to remedy that breach within a period of 30 days after being notified in writing to do so.

14.3     We may terminate this agreement with immediate effect, without further liability to you of any kind, at any time if in our sole opinion we believe that you are in breach of any term of this agreement, acting in a way which is not in the spirit of the objectives of Paus.tv, or in a way which we deem to be damaging or potentially damaging to the objectives of Paus.tv or any of our Viewers, Content providers or partners.

14.4     We may terminate this agreement on 30 days’ advance written notice, at any time, at our sole discretion, without further liability to you of any kind.

14.5     On expiry or termination of this licence, all provisions of this agreement unless otherwise stated shall cease to have effect, and except that any provision which can reasonably be inferred as continuing, or is expressly stated to continue, shall continue in full force and effect.

14.6     Following termination or expiration of this agreement, unless otherwise agreed, we will delete all Content from our web site and cease distribution of the Content.

15.       Indemnity

If we are sued because of your use of or conduct on Paus.tv you have to pay for it. You will indemnify us against all costs, claims, damages, losses and expenses arising as a result of any claim or action, suffered or incurred in connection with your breach of these terms, any third party claim, breach of applicable law or regulation, or which relate to your use of Paus.tv. We reserve the right to exclusive control over the defence of a claim covered by this clause. If we use this right then you will help us in our defence. Your obligation to indemnify under this clause also applies to our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents and third-party service providers.

16.       Liability

To the extent permitted by law, we are not liable to you for any loss of profit, anticipated profits, revenues, anticipated savings, goodwill or business opportunity, or for any indirect or consequential loss or damage arising out of these terms, or your use or attempted use of Paus.tv or otherwise in respect to our use or other uses of your Content. To the extent permitted by law, our aggregate liability in respect of claims based on events in any calendar year arising out of or in connection with this agreement, your use of Paus.tv or any collateral contract, whether in contract or tort (including negligence) or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the amount of money we have earned through your use of Paus.tv in that calendar year. We are specifically not liable for loss associated with unfulfilled benefits and from losses caused by conflicting contractual agreements.  

17.       Assignment and Sub-Licensing

17.1     We may assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, sub-contract, delegate, sub-license, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any or all of our rights and obligations under this agreement.

17.2     In the event that Paus.tv assigns, transfers, novates, sub-licenses or otherwise disposes of its rights or obligations under this agreement, in accordance with clause 17.1, the recipient of such rights or obligations shall also be granted permission to use the Content, or any part thereof for the purposes agreed in this agreement, as if they were Paus.tv.

18.       General

Entire agreement (a) This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between us. In entering into this agreement you do not rely on any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in this agreement. You agree that you shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in this agreement.

If a court finds part of this contract illegal, the rest will continue in force. Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

Even if we delay in enforcing this contract, we can still enforce it later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date.

Governing law This agreement, and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with this agreement or its subject matter or formation.

Consumer Laws Nothing in this agreement is intended to, or shall have the affect of affecting your rights as a consumer under applicable consumer law which shall, to the extent required or applicable, remain unaffected by the provisions of this agreement.

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