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SPENTEM is created in the spirit of peaceful civic engagement. We do not permit the use of bigoted language, anti-government or anti-law enforcement rhetoric or the provocation of violence of any kind. SPENTEM bears no tolerance for objectionable content or abusive users. We reserve the right to not post any videos that we deem inappropriate or subversive to the spirit of our platform.Do not post, upload, stream, or share:
Content that boasts, praise or promotes past, present, or future crimes
Unnecessary graphic details of crimes
Yours or anyone else’s’ legal paperwork including court documents, victim documents or official documents from government agencies
Admissions of guilt for crimes you have not been convicted of
Names of individuals other than yourself or the loved one you are speaking on behalf of
Individual personal addresses of you or anyone else
Names of victims, co-defendants, witnessed or perpetrators nor names of specific correctional officers
Content that encourages aggressive / angry words or actions directed at public officials, officers of the court, correctional officers, judges or any employee of the state
Gang names, symbols, flags, logos or gestures
Content that ridicules victims or their families
Firearms or weapons of any kind including ammunition and / or accessories
Content that depicts or promotes the usage of drugs, and or alcohol
Content that solicits money or financial assistance for you, your loved one or any one at all
Content that expresses, insinuates, or hints at the guilt of non-convicted citizens
Violent threats against any individual or entity of any kind
Nudity or obscenity
Content that equates to conspiracy theories
Misinformation, lies or half-truths
Personal medical records of you or anyone else
Personal identity information such as bank account information, bank statements, social security numbers and/or card, drivers license or any other sensitive content of similar nature
Personal login codes, names or passwords for you or anyone else
Content that violates or infringes on someone else’s legally held copyright, trademark, intellectual property or patten
SPENTEM expects every video-share to contain authentic stories of truthfulness and honesty without lies fabrications or exaggerations.
SPENTEM is not responsible for stories or details within a story that may turn out to be falsified by the video-sharer.
SPENTEM reserves the right to inquire with family, friends, law enforcement and policymakers about the truthfulness of your story including generalizations and / or details pertaining to people, places, things, and situations. We understand that situational evidence is subjective and that there may be numerous views and opinions about the same incident. If however, SPENTEM discovers that any part of your story is false, your account will be suspended and your video removed permanently.
Last Updated: February 02, 2022
Spentem provides a personalized subscription service that allows our members to access movies and TV shows (“Spentem content") streamed over the Internet to certain Internet-connected TV's, computers and other devices (“Spentem ready devices”).
YOU AGREE TO THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER DESCRIBED IN SECTION 7 TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTES WITH SPENTEM (EXCEPT FOR MATTERS THAT MAY BE TAKEN TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT).
1.1. Your Spentem membership will continue and automatically renew until terminated. To use the Spentem service you must have Internet access and a Spentem ready device and provide us with one or more Payment Methods. "Payment Method" means a current, valid, accepted method of payment, as may be updated from time to time and which may include payment through your account with a third party. You must cancel your membership before it renews in order to avoid billing of the membership fees for the next billing cycle to your Payment Method (see "Cancellation" below).
1.2. We may offer a number of membership plans, including special promotional plans or memberships offered by third parties in conjunction with the provision of their own products and services. We are not responsible for the products and services provided by such third parties. Some membership plans may have differing conditions and limitations, which will be disclosed at your sign-up or in other communications made available to you. You can find specific details regarding your Spentem membership by visiting our website and clicking on the "Account" link.
2.1. Your Spentem membership may start with a free trial. The duration of the free trial period of your membership lasts will be specified during sign-up and is intended to allow new and certain former members to try the service.
2.2. Free trial eligibility is determined by Spentem at its sole discretion and we may limit eligibility or duration to prevent free trial abuse. We reserve the right to revoke the free trial and put your account on hold in the event that we determine that you are not eligible. Members of households with an existing or recent Spentem membership are not eligible. We may use information such as device ID, method of payment or an account email address used with an existing or recent Spentem membership to determine eligibility. For combinations with other offers, restrictions may apply.
2.3. We will charge the membership fee for your next billing cycle to your Payment Method at the end of the free trial period and your membership will automatically renew unless you cancel your membership prior to the end of the trial period. To view the applicable membership price and end date of your free trial period, visit our website and click the "Billing details" link on the "Account" page.
Billing and Cancellation
3.1. Billing Cycle. The membership fee for the Spentem service any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of the service, such as taxes and possible transaction fees, will be charged to your Payment Method on the specific billing date indicated on your "Account" page. The length of your billing cycle will depend on the type of subscription that you choose when you sign-up for the service. Membership fees are fully earned upon payment. In some cases your payment date may change, for example if your Payment Method has not successfully settled or if your paid membership began on a day not contained in a given month. Visit our website and click on the "Billing details" link on the "Account" page to see your next payment date. We may authorize your Payment Method in anticipation of membership or service-related charges through various methods, including authorizing it up to approximately one month of service as soon as you register. In some instances, your available balance or credit limit may be reduced to reflect the authorization during your free trial period.
3.2. Payment Methods. To use the Spentem service you must provide one or more Payment Methods. You authorize us to charge any Payment Method associated to your account in case your primary Payment Method is declined or no longer available to us for payment of your subscription fee. You remain responsible for any uncollected amounts. If a payment is not successfully settled, due to expiration, insufficient funds, or otherwise, and you do not cancel your account, we may suspend your access to the service until we have successfully charged a valid Payment Method. For some Payment Methods, the issuer may charge you certain fees, such as foreign transaction fees or other fees relating to the processing of your Payment Method. Check with your Payment Method service provider for details.
3.3. Updating your Payment Methods. Updating your Payment Methods. You can update your Payment Methods by going to the " " page. We may also update your Payment Methods using information provided by the payment service providers. Following any update, you authorize us to continue to charge the applicable Payment Method(s).
3.4. Cancellation. You can cancel your Spentem membership at any time, and you will continue to have access to the Spentem service through the end of your billing period. To cancel, go to the "Account" page on our website and follow the instructions for cancellation. If you cancel your membership, your account will automatically close at the end of your current billing period. To see when your account will close, click "Billing details" on the "Account" page. If you signed up for Spentem using your account with a third party as a Payment Method and wish to cancel your Spentem membership, you may need to do so through that third party, for example by visiting your account with the applicable third party and turning off auto-renew, or unsubscribing from the Spentem service through that third party. You may also find billing information about your Spentem membership by visiting your account with the applicable third party.
3.6. No Refunds. 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. At any time, and for any reason, we may provide a refund, discount, or other consideration to some or all of our members ("credits"). The amount and form of such credits, and the decision to provide them, are at our sole and absolute discretion. The provision of credits in one instance does not entitle you to credits in the future for similar instances, nor does it obligate us to provide credits in the future, under any circumstance.
4.2. The Spentem service and any content viewed through our service are for your personal and non-commercial use only and may not be shared with individuals beyond your household. During your Spentem membership, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access the Spentem service and view Spentem content through the service. Except for the foregoing, no right, title or interest shall be transferred to you. You agree not to use the service for public performances.
4.3. You may view Spentem content primarily within the country in which you have established your account and only in geographic locations where we offer our service and have licensed such content. The content that may be available to watch will vary by geographic location and will change from time to time. The number of devices on which you may simultaneously watch depends on your chosen subscription plan and is specified on the "Account" page.
4.4. The Spentem service, including the content library, is regularly updated. In addition, we continually test various aspects of our service, including but not limited to our website, user interfaces, promotional features and availability of Spentem content. You can turn off tests participation at any time by visiting the "Account" page and changing the "Test participation" settings.
4.5. Some Spentem content is available for temporary download and offline viewing on certain supported devices ("Offline Titles"). Limitations apply, including restrictions on the number of Offline Titles per account, the maximum number of devices that can contain Offline Titles, the time period within which you will need to begin viewing Offline Titles and how long the Offline Titles will remain accessible. Some Offline Titles may not be playable in certain countries and if you go online in a country where you would not be able to stream that Offline Title, the Offline Title will not be playable while you are in that country.
4.7. The quality of the display of the Spentem content may vary from device to device, and may be affected by a variety of factors, such as your location, the bandwidth available through and/or speed of your Internet connection. HD, Ultra HD and HDR availability is subject to your Internet service and device capabilities. Not all content is available in all formats, such as HD, Ultra HD or HDR and not all plans allow you to receive content in all formats. Default playback settings on cellular networks exclude HD, Ultra HD and HDR content. The minimum connection speed for SD quality is 0.5 Mbps; however, we recommend a faster connection for improved video quality. A download speed of at least 5.0 Mbps per stream is recommended to receive HD content (defined as a resolution of 720p or higher). A download speed of at least 25.0 Mbps per stream is recommended to receive Ultra HD (defined as a resolution of 1080p or higher) and HDR content. You are responsible for all Internet access charges. Please check with your Internet provider for information on possible Internet data usage charges. Spentem makes no representations or warranties about the quality of your watching experience on your display. The time it takes to begin watching Spentem content show will vary based on a number of factors, including your location, available bandwidth at the time, the Spentem content you have selected and the configuration of your Spentem ready device.
4.8. Spentem software may solely be used for authorized streaming and viewing of content from Spentem through Spentem ready devices. This software may vary by device and medium, and functionalities may also differ between devices. By using our service, you agree to receive, without further notice or prompting, updated versions of the Spentem and related third-party software. If you do not accept the foregoing terms, do not use our service.
4.9. By using our service, you agree to look solely to the entity that manufactured and/or sold you the Spentem ready device for any issues related to the device and its compatibility with the Spentem service. We do not take responsibility or otherwise warrant the performance of Spentem ready devices, including the continued compatibility with our service. If your Spentem ready device is sold, lost or stolen, please deactivate the Spentem ready device. If you fail to log out or deactivate your device, subsequent users may access the Spentem service through your account and may be able to access certain of your account information. To deactivate a device, follow instructions on the "Account" page of our website.
Passwords and Account Access.
The member who created the Spentem account and whose Payment Method is charged (the "Account Owner") has access and control over the Spentem account and the Spentem ready devices that are used to access our service and is responsible for any activity that occurs through the Spentem account. To maintain control over the account and prevent anyone from accessing the account (which could include information on viewing history for the account), the Account Owner should maintain control over the Spentem ready devices that are used to access the service and not reveal the password or details of the Payment Method associated to the account to anyone. You are responsible for updating and maintaining the accuracy of the information you provide to us relating to your account. We can terminate your account or place your account on hold in order to protect you, Spentem or our partners from identity theft or other fraudulent activity. Spentem is not obligated to credit or discount a membership for holds placed on the account by either a representative of Spentem or by the automated processes of Spentem.
Disclaimers of Warranties and Limitations on Liability.
6.1. THE Spentem SERVICE AND ALL CONTENT AND SOFTWARE ASSOCIATED THEREWITH, OR ANY OTHER FEATURES OR FUNCTIONALITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SPENTEM SERVICE, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. SPENTEM DOES NOT GUARANTEE, REPRESENT, OR WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SPENTEM SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SPENTEM SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR THE USE OF APPLICATIONS, SPENTEM READY DEVICES, AND SPENTEM SOFTWARE (INCLUDING THEIR CONTINUING COMPATIBILITY WITH OUR SERVICE).
6.2. TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, IN NO EVENT SHALL SPENTEM, OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR ANY OF THEIR SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE (JOINTLY OR SEVERALLY) TO YOU FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER.
6.3. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES. THEREFORE, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
7.2. If you elect to seek arbitration or file a small claim court action, you must first send to Spentem, by certified mail, a written Notice of your claim ("Notice"). The Notice to Spentem must be addressed to ("Notice Address"). If Spentem initiates arbitration, it will send a written Notice to the email address used for your membership account. A Notice, whether sent by you or by Spentem, must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought ("Demand"). If Spentem and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or Spentem may commence an arbitration proceeding or file a claim in small claims court.
7.3. If you are required to pay a filing fee, after Spentem receives notice at the Notice Address that you have commenced arbitration, Spentem will reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee, unless your claim is for greater than US$10,000, in which event you will be responsible for filing fees.
7.4. The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules (the "AAA Rules") of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"), as modified by this Agreement, and will be administered by the AAA. The AAA Rules and Forms are available online at www.adr.org, by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879, or by writing to the Notice Address. The arbitrator is bound by the terms of this Agreement. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including issues relating to the scope and enforceability of this arbitration agreement. Unless Spentem and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in the county (or parish) of your residence. The arbitrator's award shall be final and binding on all parties, except (1) for judicial review expressly permitted by law or (2) if the arbitrator's award includes an award of injunctive relief against a party, in which case that party shall have the right to seek judicial review of the injunctive relief in a court of competent jurisdiction that shall not be bound by the arbitrator's application or conclusions of law.
7.5. If your claim is for US$10,000 or less, we agree that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If your claim exceeds US$10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision explaining the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based. If the arbitrator issues you an award that is greater than the value of Spentem’s last written settlement offer made before an arbitrator was selected (or if Spentem did not make a settlement offer before an arbitrator was selected), then Spentem will pay you the amount of the award or US$5,000, whichever is greater. Except as expressly set forth herein, the payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA Rules.
7.6. YOU AND SPENTEM AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and Spentem agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims with your claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void.
If you are a Spentem member on a DVD plan, the DVD Terms and Conditions also apply to your use of the Spentem service.
9.2. Unsolicited Materials. Spentem does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas for Spentem content, and is not responsible for the similarity of any of its content or programming in any media to materials or ideas transmitted to Spentem. Should you send any unsolicited materials or ideas, you do so with the understanding that no additional consideration of any sort will be provided to you, and you are waiving any claim against Spentem and its affiliates regarding the use of such materials and ideas, even if material or an idea is used that is substantially similar to the material or idea you sent.
9.3. Feedback. Spentem is free to use any comments, information, ideas, concepts, reviews, or techniques or any other material contained in any communication you may send to us ("Feedback"), including responses to questionnaires or through postings to the Spentem service, including the Spentem website and user interfaces, worldwide and in perpetuity without further compensation, acknowledgement or payment to you for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and creating, modifying or improving the Spentem service. In addition, you agree not to enforce any "moral rights" in and to the Feedback, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
9.7. Communication Preferences. We will send you information relating to your account (e.g. payment authorizations, invoices, changes in password or Payment Method, confirmation messages, notices) in electronic form only, for example via emails to your email address provided during registration. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.
Last Updated: August 05, 2020
This Privacy Statement explains our practices, including your choices, regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of certain information, including your personal information, by Spentem in connection with the Spentem service.Contacting Us
For questions specifically about this Privacy Statement, or our use of your personal information, cookies or similar technologies, please contact our Data Protection Officer/Privacy Office by email at privacy@Spentem.com
The data controller of your personal information is Spentem LLC. Please note that if you contact us to assist you, for your safety and ours we may need to authenticate your identity before fulfilling your request.Collection of Information
We receive and store information about you such as:
Information you provide to us: We collect information you provide to us which includes:
your name, email address, address or postal code, payment method(s), and telephone number. We collect this information in a number of ways, including when you enter it while using our service, interact with our customer service, or participate in surveys or marketing promotions;
information when you choose to provide ratings, taste preferences, account settings (including preferences set in the "Account" section of our website), or otherwise provide information to us through our service or elsewhere.
Information we collect automatically: We collect information about you and your use of our service, your interactions with us and our advertising, as well as information regarding your network, network devices, and your computer or other Spentem capable devices you might use to access our service (such as gaming systems, smart TVs, mobile devices, set top boxes, and other streaming media devices). This information includes:
your activity on the Spentem service, such as title selections, shows you have watched, and search queries;
your interactions with our emails and texts, and with our messages through push and online messaging channels;
details of your interactions with our customer service, such as the date, time and reason for contacting us, transcripts of any chat conversations, and if you call us, your phone number and call recordings;
device IDs or other unique identifiers, including for your network devices, anddevices that are Spentem capable on your Wi-Fi network;
resettable device identifiers (also known as advertising identifiers), such as those on mobile devices, tablets, and streaming media devices that include such identifiers (see the "Cookies and Internet Advertising" section below for more information);
device and software characteristics (such as type and configuration), connection information including type (wifi, cellular), statistics on page views, referring source (for example, referral URLs), IP address (which may tell us your general location), browser and standard web server log information;
Information from partners: We collect information from other companies with whom you have a relationship (“Partners”). These Partners might include (depending on what services you use): your TV or internet service provider, or other streaming media device providers who make our service available on their device; mobile phone carriers or other companies who provide services to you and collect payment for the Spentem service for distribution to us or provide pre-paid promotions for the Spentem service; and voice assistant platform providers who enable interaction with our service through voice commands. The information Partners provide us varies depending on the nature of the Partner services, and may include:
search queries and commands applicable to Spentem that you make through Partner devices or voice assistant platforms;
service activation information such as your email address or other contact information;
IP addresses, device IDs or other unique identifiers, as well as associated pre-paid promotion, billing and user interface information, that support user authentication, the Spentem service registration experience, Partner payment processing, and the presentation of Spentem content to you through portions of the Partner user interface.
Information from other sources: We also obtain information from other sources. We protect this information according to the practices described in this Privacy Statement, plus any additional restrictions imposed by the source of the data. These sources vary over time, but could include:
service providers that help us determine a location based on your IP address in order to customize our service and for other uses consistent with this Privacy Statement;
security service providers who provide us with information to secure our systems, prevent fraud and help us protect the security of Spentem accounts;
payment service providers who provide us with payment or balance information, or updates to that information, based on their relationship with you;
online and offline data providers, from which we obtain aggregated demographic, interest based and online advertising related data;
publicly-available sources such as publicly available posts on social media platforms and information available through public databases associating IP addresses with internet service providers (ISPs).
We use information to provide, analyze, administer, enhance and personalize our services and marketing efforts, to manage member referrals, to process your registration, your orders and your payments, and to communicate with you on these and other topics. For example, we use such information to:
determine your general geographic location, provide localized content, provide you with customized and personalized viewing recommendations for movies and TV shows we think will be of interest to you, determine your ISP to support network troubleshooting for you (we also use aggregated ISP information for operational and business purposes), and help us quickly and efficiently respond to inquiries and requests;
coordinate with Partners on making the Spentem service available to members and providing information to non members about the availability of the Spentem service, based on the specific relationship you have with the Partner;
secure our systems, prevent fraud and help us protect the security of Spentem accounts;
analyze and understand our audience, improve our service (including our user interface experiences and service performance) and optimize content selection, recommendation algorithms and delivery;
communicate with you concerning our service so that we can send you news about Spentem, details about new features and content available on Spentem, special offers, promotional announcements, consumer surveys, and to assist you with operational requests such as password reset requests. These communications may be by various methods, such as email, push notifications, text message, online messaging channels, and matched identifier communications (described below). Please see the "Your Choices" section of this Privacy Statement to learn how to set or change your communications preferences.
We disclose your information for certain purposes and to third parties, as described below:
Service Providers: We use other companies, agents or contractors ("Service Providers") to perform services on our behalf or to assist us with the provision of services to you. For example, we engage Service Providers to provide marketing, advertising, communications, security, infrastructure and IT services, to customize, personalize and optimize our service, to provide bank account or balance information, to process credit card transactions or other payment methods, to provide customer service, to analyze and enhance data (including data about users' interactions with our service), and to process and administer consumer surveys. In the course of providing such services, these Service Providers may have access to your personal or other information. We do not authorize them to use or disclose your personal information except in connection with providing their (which includes maintaining and improving their services).
Partners: As described above, you may have a relationship with one or more of our Partners, in which case we may share certain information with them in order to coordinate with them on providing the Spentem service to members and providing information about the availability of the Spentem service. For example, depending on what Partner services you use, we may share information:
in order to facilitate Partner pre-paid promotions or collection of payment for the Spentem service for distribution to us;
with Partners who operate voice assistant platforms that allow you to interact with our service using voice commands;
so that content and features available in the Spentem service can be suggested to you in the Partner’s user interface. For members, these suggestions are part of the Spentem service and may include customized and personalized viewing recommendations.
Promotional offers: We may offer joint promotions or programs that, in order for your participation, will require us to share your information with third parties. In fulfilling these types of promotions, we may share your name and other information in connection with fulfilling the incentive. Please note that these third parties are responsible for their own privacy practices.
Business transfers: In connection with any reorganization, restructuring, merger or sale, or other transfer of assets, we will transfer information, including personal information, provided that the receiving party agrees to respect your personal information in a manner that is consistent with our Privacy Statement.
Whenever in the course of sharing information we transfer personal information to countries outside of the European Economic Area and other regions with comprehensive data protection laws, we will ensure that the information is transferred in accordance with this Privacy Statement and as permitted by the applicable laws on data protection. You may also choose to disclose your information in the following ways:
certain portions of our service may contain a tool which gives you the option to share information by email, text message and social or other sharing applications, using the clients and applications on your smart device;
“Remember me” function: For ease of access to your account, you can use the "Remember me on this device" function when you log in to the website. This function uses technology that enables us to provide direct account access and to help administer the Spentem service without requiring reentry of any password or other user identification when your browser revisits the service.
Giving others access to your account: If you share or otherwise allow others to have access to your account, they will be able to see shows you have watched, ratings, and account information (including your email address or other information in the "Account" area of our website). This remains true even if you use our profiles feature. You might have the option to use seamless account login through the Spentem mobile app, which enables login to the Spentem app on smart TVs, set top boxes, and other streaming media devices on the Wi-Fi network to which you are connected. If you use that feature, those devices will remain signed into your account unless you later log out of those devices.
Profiles: Profiles allow users to have a distinct, personalized Spentem experience, built around the movies and shows of interest to them, as well as separate watch histories. Please note that profiles are available to everyone who uses your Spentem account, so that anyone with access to your Spentem account can navigate to and use, edit or delete profiles. You should explain this to others with access to your account, and if you do not wish them to use or change your profile, be sure to let them know. Profile users may be offered the opportunity to add an email address, phone number or other information to the profile and will be provided with notice of collection and use at the time such information is requested.
Removing device access to your Spentem account: To remove access to your Spentem account from your devices: (a) visit the "Account" section of our website, choose "Sign out of all devices," and follow the instructions to deactivate your devices (note, deactivation may not occur immediately) or (b) delete your Spentem settings from your device (steps vary by device and the option is not available on all devices). Where possible, users of public or shared devices should log out at the completion of each visit. If you sell or return a computer or Spentem ready device, you should log out and deactivate the device before doing so. If you do not maintain the security of your password or device, or fail to log out or deactivate your device, subsequent users may be able to access your account, including your personal information.
Email and Text Messages. If you no longer want to receive certain communications from us via email or text message, simply access the "Communications Settings" option in the "Account" section of our website and uncheck those items to unsubscribe. Alternatively, click the "unsubscribe" link in the email or reply STOP (or as otherwise instructed) to the text message. Please note that you cannot unsubscribe from service-related correspondence from us, such as messages relating to your account transactions.
Push Notifications. You can choose to receive mobile push notifications from Spentem. On some device operating systems, you will be automatically enrolled in the notifications. If you subsequently decide you no longer wish to receive these notifications, you can use your mobile device's settings functionality to turn them off. We also offer push notifications on certain web browsers. If you agree to receive those notifications and subsequently decide you no longer wish to receive these notifications, you can use your browser’s settings to turn them off.
WhatsApp. If you have enabled WhatsApp messages in connection with your Spentem account or profile and no longer wish to receive them, you can use your WhatsApp app settings to block them.
Interest-Based Ads. Interest-Based Ads. Interest-based ads are online ads that are tailored to your likely interests based on your use of various apps and websites across the Internet. If you are using a browser, then cookies and web beacons can be used to collect information to help determine your likely interests. If you are using a mobile device, tablet, or streaming media device that includes a resettable device identifier, then that identifier can be used to help determine your likely interests. For your choices about interest-based ads from Spentem, please see the "Cookies and Internet Advertising" section (below).
Matched Identifier Communications. Some third party sites and apps allow us to reach our users with online promotions about our titles and services by sending a privacy protective identifier to the third party. A privacy protective identifier means we convert the original information (such as an email address or phone number) into a value to keep the original information from being revealed. The third party compares the privacy protective identifier to identifiers in its database and there will be a match only if you have used the same identifier (such as an email address) with Spentem and the third party. If there is a match, Spentem can then choose whether or not to send a given promotional communication to you on that third party site or app, and can optimize and better measure the effectiveness of online advertising. You can opt out in the “Marketing Communications” section of the “Account” section of our website.Your Information and Rights
You can request access to your personal information, or correct or update out-of-date or inaccurate personal information we hold about you. You may also request that we delete personal information that we hold about you.
When you visit the "Account" portion of our website, you have the ability to access and update a broad range of information about your account, including your contact information, your Spentem payment information, and various related information about your account (such as the content you have viewed and rated). You must be signed in to access the "Account" section.
If you are the account owner, to download a copy of your personal information go to Spentem.com/register (you must be signed in to access the "Account" section), and follow the instructions.
For other requests, or if you have any other question regarding our privacy practices, please contact our Data Protection Officer/Privacy Office at privacy@Spentem.com
We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. Please also see the "Your Choices" section of this Privacy Statement for additional choices regarding your information.
We may reject requests that are unreasonable or not required by law, including those that would be extremely impractical, could require disproportionate technical effort, or could expose us to operational risks such as free trial fraud. We may retain information as required or permitted by applicable laws and regulations, including to honor your choices, for our billing or records purposes and to fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Statement. We take reasonable measures to destroy or de-identify personal information in a secure manner when it is no longer required.Security
We use reasonable administrative, logical, physical and managerial measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and unauthorized access, use and modification. These measures are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risks of processing your personal information. Unfortunately, no measures can be guaranteed to provide 100% security. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.Other Websites, Platforms and Applications
You must be 18 years of age or older to subscribe to the Spentem service. In certain jurisdictions, the age of majority may be older than 18, in which case, you must satisfy that age in order to become a member. While individuals under the age of 18 may utilize the service, they may do so only with the involvement, supervision, and approval of a parent or legal guardian.Changes to This Privacy Statement
We will update this Privacy Statement from time to time in response to changing legal, regulatory or operational requirements. We will provide notice of any such changes (including when they will take effect) in accordance with law. Your continued use of the Spentem service after any such updates take effect will constitute acknowledgement and (as applicable) acceptance of those changes. If you do not wish to acknowledge or accept any updates to this Privacy Statement, you may cancel your use of the Spentem service. To see when this Privacy Statement was last updated, please see the "Last Updated" section below.Cookies and Internet Advertising
Cookies and similar technologies, web beacons, and resettable device identifiers
Cookies are small data files that are commonly stored on your device when you browse and use websites and online services. We use other technologies such as browser storage and plugins (e.g., HTML5, IndexedDB, and WebSQL). Like cookies, these other technologies may store small amounts of data on your device. Web beacons (also known as clear gifs or pixel tags) often work in conjunction with cookies. In many cases, declining cookies will impair the effectiveness of web beacons associated with those cookies.
If you use the Spentem app on a mobile device, tablet, or streaming media device, we may collect a resettable device identifier from your device. Resettable device identifiers (also known as advertising identifiers) are similar to cookies and are found on many mobile devices and tablets (for example, the "Identifier for Advertisers" (or IDFA) on Apple iOS devices and the "Google Advertising ID" on Android devices), and certain streaming media devices. Like cookies, resettable device identifiers are used to make online advertising more relevant and for analytics and optimization purposes.
Why does Spentem use these technologies?
We use these types of technologies for various reasons, like making it easy to access our services by remembering you when you return; to provide, analyze, understand and enhance the use of our services; to enforce our terms, prevent fraud; to improve site performance, monitor visitor traffic and actions on our site; and to deliver and tailor our marketing or advertising, and to understand interactions with our emails, marketing, and online ads on third party sites.
Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies help us to customize and enhance your online experience with Spentem. For example, they help us to remember your preferences and prevent you from needing to re-enter information you previously provided (for example, during member sign up). We also use these cookies to collect information (such as popular pages, conversion rates, viewing patterns, click-through and other information) about our visitors' use of the Spentem service so that we can enhance and personalize our website and service and conduct market research. Deletion of these types of cookies may result in limited functionality of our service.
Advertising cookies and resettable device identifiers: These cookies and resettable device identifiers use information about your use of this and other websites and apps, your response to ads and emails, and to deliver ads that are more relevant to you. These types of ads are called "interest-based advertising." The advertising cookies associated with our service belong to our Service Providers.
In connection with our use of these technologies, some of the websites and apps where we advertise, as well as advertising technology companies that we use to purchase, deliver, optimize, and/or measure our advertisements (collectively “Advertising Partners”), may receive limited information from us as part of our campaign targeting, measurement, and optimization (e.g., steps completed in sign-up and site visit or app open/install information).
Spentem uses contractual and technical measures designed to prevent Advertising Partners from accessing information regarding specific title selections you make, URLs you land on, or shows you have watched on our service. We do not share information about title selections or your shows you have watched on our service.
How can I exercise choice regarding these technologies?
To exercise choice regarding cookies: For more information about cookies set through our website, as well as other types of online tracking (including the collection of information by third parties about your online activities over time and across third-party web sites or online services for online interest based advertising), and to exercise choices regarding them, contact us. At this time, we do not respond to web browser "do not track" signals.
To exercise choice regarding resettable device identifiers: To opt out of interest-based ads from Spentem in connection with an resettable device identifier on a mobile device, tablet, or streaming media devices, please configure the appropriate setting on your device (usually found under "privacy" or "ads" in your device's settings). You may still see Spentem ads on your device, but they will not be tailored to your likely interests.
To exercise choice using self-regulatory program resources: Spentem supports the following self-regulatory programs, which provide additional privacy choices for interest-based advertising:
In the US: Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA)
In Europe: European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA)
In Canada: AdChoices: Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada (DAAC) / Choix de Pub: l'Alliance de la publicité numérique du Canada (DAAC) / Choix de Pub: l'Alliance de la publicité numérique du Canada (DAAC)
To exercise choice regarding other technologies
There are a number of ways to exercise choice regarding technologies that are similar to cookies, such as browser storage and plugins (e.g., HTML5, IndexedDB, and WebSQL). For example, many popular browsers provide the ability to clear browser storage, commonly in the settings or preferences area; see your browser's help function or support area to learn more. Other technologies, such as Silverlight storage, may be cleared from within the application.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Privacy Notice This Privacy Notice applies to California consumers and supplements the Privacy Statement.
Personal Information We Collect
We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household (“CCPA personal information”). We have collected the following categories of CCPA personal information from consumers within the last twelve (12) months:
Identifiers: “Identifiers” covers a broad range of information, including things like name, email address, postal address, telephone number, and IP address. We collect some CCPA personal information that falls into this category. For example, for streaming subscribers we’re going to have an email address, payment information (like a credit card), and for DVD customers we’re going to have a postal address. We collect IP addresses, identifiers from the devices you use to connect, and characteristics about the networks you use when you connect to our service online. These sorts of identifiers are connected to your Spentem account. There are also identifiers we use for purposes like advertising (resettable device identifiers, third party advertising cookies on our website) that we do not associate with your account, but that can be used to reach you with promotional messages on other websites and applications.
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law: This covers a broad range of information like race, sex, marital status, among other protected classes. We will collect this sort of information about you if you choose to participate in our optional research surveys, or other research activity such as an in person interview or panel. We do not collect this information when you register for the Spentem service.
Commercial information: This includes information about products or services considered, obtained or purchased.
Internet or other electronic network activity information: Our streaming and DVD services are online services, so we collect CCPA personal information in this category, like your interactions with our service.
Geolocation data: Our streaming and DVD applications don’t collect precise geolocation data from GPS sensors. However, we do collect IP addresses from which we can determine your general location.
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory or similar information: We may collect photos, audio and/or video of you in certain circumstances. For example if you contact customer service, we may record the call (voice recording).
Inferences: We have a recommendations system that does its best to predict what you’ll be in the mood to watch when you log in. However, we do not have a list in our recommendation systems that attaches socio-demographic information to you like “single Muslim woman who likes rom coms” or “financially savvy Muslim who likes documentaries” or “high school grad who likes hip hop.” We have a Help article that explains how our recommendations system works - spoilers: the biggest driver is what you actually choose to watch through our service. You can read the article at www.Spentem.com / recommendations
Uses of CCPA personal information
We use categories of CCPA personal information listed above for the purposes noted in the Use of Information section of our Privacy Statement. For ease of reference, we repeat that section below:
We use personal information to provide, analyze, administer, enhance and personalize our services and marketing efforts, to process your registration, your orders and your payments, and to communicate with you on these and other topics. For example, we use such information to:
determine your general geographic location, provide localized content, provide you with customized and personalized viewing recommendations for movies and TV shows we think will be of interest to you, determine your Internet service provider, and help us quickly and efficiently respond to inquiries and requests;
to coordinate with Partners on making the Spentem service available to members and providing information to non members about the availability of the Spentem service, based on the specific relationship you have with the Partner;
prevent, detect and investigate potentially prohibited or illegal activities, including fraud, and to enforce our terms (such as determining free trial eligibility);
analyze and understand our audience, improve our service (including our user interface experiences) and optimize content selection, recommendation algorithms and delivery;
communicate with you concerning our service so that we can send you news about Spentem details about new features and content available on Spentem, special offers, promotional announcements, consumer surveys, and to assist you with operational requests such as password reset requests. These communications may be by various methods, such as email, push notifications, text message, online messaging channels, and matched identifier communications (described below). Please see the "Your Choices" section of this Privacy Statement to learn how to set or change your communications preferences.
Categories of CCPA personal information disclosed for a business purpose
We disclose the categories of CCPA personal information listed below for business purposes. (Please see the Disclosure of Information section of our Privacy Statement for additional details that may be of interest to you.)
Identifiers: We may disclose identifiers for business purposes with the following categories of third parties: Service Providers, Partners, an entity engaged in a business transfer, law enforcement, courts, governments and regulatory agencies.
Identifiers: We may disclose identifiers for business purposes with the following categories of third parties: Service Providers, Partners, an entity engaged in a business transfer, law enforcement, courts, governments and regulatory agencies.
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law: We may disclose these types of characteristics for business purposes with the following categories of third parties: Service Providers, an entity engaged in a business transfer/merger, law enforcement, courts, governments and regulatory agencies.
Commercial information: We may disclose commercial information for business purposes with the following categories of third parties: Service Providers, Partners, an entity engaged in a business transfer/merger, law enforcement, courts, governments and regulatory agencies.
Internet or other electronic network activity information: We may disclose these types of information for business purposes with the following categories of third parties: Service Providers, Partners, an entity engaged in a business transfer/merger, law enforcement, courts, governments and regulatory agencies.
Geolocation data: We may disclose geolocation data for business purposes with the following categories of third parties: Service Providers, Partners, an entity engaged in a business transfer/merger, law enforcement, courts, governments and regulatory agencies.
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory or similar information: We may disclose these types of information for business purposes with the following categories of third parties: Service Providers, Partners, an entity engaged in a business transfer/merger, law enforcement, courts, governments and regulatory agencies.
Inferences: We may disclose these types of data for business purposes with the following categories of third parties: an entity engaged in a business transfer/merger
Sources of CCPA personal information
We explain our sources of information in the Collection of Information section of our Privacy Statement. (Please see that section for more information that may be of interest to you.) For ease of reference, in regard to CCPA personal information these are:
You (the consumer) when you provide us CCPA personal information directly, and when we collect it automatically based on your interactions with us (for example, through your computer or other Spentem capable device you use to access our service (such as gaming systems, smart TVs, mobile devices, set top boxes, and other streaming media devices);
Partners (other companies with whom you have a relationship). These Partners might include (depending on what services you use): your TV or Internet service provider, or other streaming media device providers who make our service available on their device; mobile phone carriers or other companies who provide services to you and collect payment for the Spentem service for distribution to us; and voice assistant platform providers who enable interaction with our service via voice commands;
Other sources: service providers who support our business including security and payment service providers, and publicly-available sources, specifically, public posts on social media platforms and information about Internet Service Providers (ISPs) used by members to access Spentem through public databases associating IP addresses with ISPs.
Your rights under the CCPA
You have the right to request that we disclose what categories and specific pieces of CCPA personal information have been collected about you, the categories of sources from which CCPA personal information are collected, our business or commercial purpose for collecting, using, or disclosing CCPA personal information, the categories of third parties with whom we share CCPA personal information, the categories of CCPA personal information we have disclosed about you for a business purpose. We do not sell personal information.
You have a right to receive a copy of the specific CCPA personal information we have collected about you.
You have a right to deletion of your CCPA personal information, subject to exceptions under the CCPA.
You have a right not to receive discriminatory treatment for exercising any of your CCPA rights. We will not discriminate against you based on your exercise of any of your CCPA rights.
You can assert these rights only where we receive a verified request from you. For information on how to exercise your rights, please see the Your Information and Rights section above.
If you are a consumer under the CCPA and wish to contact us through an authorized agent, the authorized agent can submit a request on your behalf at privacy@Spentem.com along with a statement signed by you certifying that the agent is authorized to act on your behalf. In order to verify the request and your identity, we may ask you to verify your identity.
If you do not own a Spentem account, we may not be able to respond to requests to exercise rights under CCPA, including the right to know or delete CCPA personal information. Because we only collect limited information about individuals without an account, we are unable to verify requests from non-accountholders to the standard required by the CCPA.
Last Updated: August 05, 2020
In order to better provide you with products and services offered, SPENTEM may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:
-First and Last Name
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services. These may include:
(a) registering for an account;
(b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners;
(c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties;
(d) sending us an email message;
(e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services.
To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.Use of your Personal Information
SPENTEM collects and uses your personal information to operate and deliver the services you have requested.
SPENTEM may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from SPENTEM and its affiliates.Sharing Information with Third Parties
SPENTEM does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
SPENTEM may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to SPENTEM and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
SPENTEM may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
(a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SPENTEM or the site;
(b) protect and defend the rights or property of SPENTEM; and/or
(c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SPENTEM, or the public.
SPENTEM secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. SPENTEM uses the following methods for this purpose:
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that:
(a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and
(b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
Delete your personal information from our records; and
Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.
Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.
Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:
Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:
SPENTEM does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this application.Disconnecting your SPENTEM Account from Third Party Websites
You will be able to connect your SPENTEM account to third party accounts. BY CONNECTING YOUR SPENTEM ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED IN THIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THIS FEATURE. You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time. Users may disconnect their accounts from third-party websites by visiting their My Account pageE-mail Communications
From time to time, SPENTEM may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from SPENTEM, you may opt out of such communications by choosing the ‘Unsubscribe’ button in the email.Changes to this Statement
primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our application, and/or by updating any privacy information.
Your continued use of the application and/or Services available after such modifications will constitute your:
SPENTEM welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that SPENTEM has not adhered to this Statement, please contact SPENTEM at:www.spentem.com
Spentem is an anti-oppression app that uses crowd-sourced technology to help everyday people achieve daily justice in their lives.How We Do It
Imagine if Tik Tok had a baby with the Civil Rights Movement. Through Spentem, users can upload short video-testimonials of any acts of discrimination being committed against them. Viewers can watch and choose to become allies by taking action. These actions may include calling correction facilities, attending rallies, emailing politicians or stores, and other things.Why This Effort is Necessary
The Spentem app was created after the George Floyd murder, a tumultuous 2020 presidential election, and the January 6th rebellion. It became clear that the fragility of interracial democracy was front and center. We wanted to create a platform for the voiceless using technology so that lack of proximity is no longer a barrier to achieving justice.
Last Updated: November 25, 2022
How to Use Instructions
Is someone with power taking advantage of you or a loved one?Examples:
- Your landlord isn’t fulfilling their obligations to you as a tenet
- Your professor or supervisor is abusing their power over you.
- You have a friend or relative in prison and they’re not receiving all of their rights
- A store or company has discriminated against you
If you’re having any problems similar to the above, here’s what you should do.How to use the app in 7 easy steps:
1. Download the mobile app from spentem.com, Apple Store or Google Play
2. Sign up and create a user account
3. Upload a video explaining your problem and how you would like the viewers to help you
Examples of ways that viewers can help you:
- Make calls and leave voice messages on your behalf to the individual or company, demanding that they stop discriminating against you
- Send emails
- Peacefully protest outside of an organization or business that has been mistreating customers or clients
4. Choose the category that your problem falls under from the six-category drop down menu (discrimination, harassment, abuse, incarceration, immigration, service)
5. Submit your video and wait for Spentem to approve
6. Your video will be approved and posted within 24 hours
7. Viewers can then watch your video, become allies and also share your video on other social media platforms to get the word out
Maybe you don’t have a problem, but you would like to be an ally to users who have posted videos.Here’s how to become an ally using the app:
1. Sign up or log in to the Spentem app
2. Scroll and view any videos that you choose to watch
3. If you see a video that captures your attention you can click the “Take Action” button on the bottom left of the video
4. When you press the “I will take action” button you will then officially become an ally under the user’s ally icon
5. Then its up to you to take the action requested, by calling, emailing or showing up to a particular place for peaceful protest
1. Shop and buy our statement apparel, which promotes anti-tyranny philosophies
2. Share Spentem videos on your social media networks
3. Watch, listen to and share our teach-in podcasts where we hold turbo sessions on anti- oppression as well as interview scholars, activists and experts
4. Visit the Spentem brick and mortar store in the Southshore Plaza, in Braintree MA.
Last Updated: July 27, 2022
Call us from the Spentem app
Contacting Spentem is now easier than ever when you contact us from the Spentem app on your Android or iOS phone or tablet! Calling through the app is free, all you need is an internet or cellular connection.