Terms of Service

Louisiana Film Channel Terms of Use

Welcome to Louisiana Film Channel! We are a subscription service that provides our members with access to motion pictures, television and other audio-visual entertainment ("movies & TV shows") streamed over the Internet to certain Internet-connected TV's, computers, and other devices ("Louisiana Film Channel ready devices").

These Terms of Use govern your use of our service. As used in these Terms of Use, "Louisiana Film Channel service," "our service" or "the service" means the service provided by Louisiana Film Channel for discovering and watching movies & TV shows, including all features and functionalities, website, and user interfaces, as well as all content and software associated with our service.

If you are a resident of the United States (including its possessions and territories), you agree to the Arbitration Agreement and class action waiver described in Section 15 to resolve any disputes with Louisiana Film Channel (except for matters that may be taken to small claims court).

1. Acceptance of Terms of Use

               1.These Terms of Use govern your use of the Louisiana Film Channel service. By using, visiting, or browsing the Louisiana Film Channel service, you accept and agree to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not use the Louisiana Film Channel service.

               2. The Louisiana Film Channel service is provided by Louisiana Film Channel, Inc., or one of its affiliated companies. The Louisiana Film Channel company that is providing the service to you (referred to as "Louisiana Film Channel" in these Terms of Use) and with whom you are entering into this agreement, depends on the country from which you sign up for the Louisiana Film Channel service.

2. Changes to Terms of Use. 

Louisiana Film Channel may, from time to time, change these Terms of Use, including the Privacy Policy, EULA and Social Terms. Such revisions shall be effective immediately; provided however, for existing members, such revision shall, unless otherwise stated, be effective 30 days after posting. We will endeavor to post prior versions (including marked changes) of the Terms of Use, if any, for the preceding 12-month period.

3. Privacy.

 Personally identifying information is subject to our Privacy Policy the terms of which are incorporated herein.

4. Communication Preferences. 

By using the Louisiana Film Channel service, you consent to receiving electronic communications from Louisiana Film Channel relating to your account. These communications may involve sending emails to your email address provided during registration, or posting communications on the Louisiana Film Channel service, or in the "Your Account" page, and will include notices about your account (e.g., payment authorizations, change in password or Payment Method, confirmation e-mails, and other transactional information) and are part of your relationship with Louisiana Film Channel. You agree that any notice, agreements, disclosure, or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing. You should maintain copies of electronic communications by printing a paper copy or saving an electronic copy. You also consent to receiving certain other communications from Louisiana Film Channel, such as newsletters about new Louisiana Film Channel features and content, special offers, promotional announcements and customer surveys via email, or other methods. If you no longer want to receive certain non-transactional communications, simply go to the "Email preferences" link on the "Your Account" page of our website to manage your Louisiana Film Channel communications.

5. Membership, Free Trials, Billing and Cancellation 

1. Membership

          1. Ongoing Membership. Your Louisiana Film Channel membership, which may start with a free trial, will continue month-to-month unless and until you cancel your membership or we terminate it. You must have Internet access and provide us with a current, valid, accepted method of payment (as such may be updated from time to time, "Payment Method") to use the Louisiana Film Channel service. Louisiana Film Channel will bill the monthly membership fee to your Payment Method. You must cancel your membership before it renews each month in order to avoid billing of the next month's membership fees to your Payment Method.

         2. Differing Memberships. We may offer a number of membership plans, including special promotional plans or memberships with differing conditions and limitations. Any materially different terms from those described in these Terms of Use will be disclosed at your sign-up or in other communications made available to you. You can find specific details regarding your membership with Louisiana Film

Channel by visiting our website and clicking on the "Your Account" link. Some promotional memberships are 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. We reserve the right to modify, terminate or otherwise amend our offered membership plans.

2. Free Trials

          1.Your Louisiana Film Channel membership may start with a free trial. The free trial period of yourmembership lasts for one week or as otherwise specified during sign-up. Free trials may not be combined with any other offers. Free trials are for new and certain former members only. Louisiana Film Channel reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to determine your free trial eligibility.

              2. Louisiana Film Channel will begin billing your Payment Method for monthly membership fees at the end of the free trial period of your membership unless you cancel prior to the end of the free trial period. To view the specific details of your membership, including monthly membership price and end date of your free trial period, visit our website and click the "View billing details" link on the "Your Account" page. We may authorize your Payment Method 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. You will not receive a notice from Louisiana Film Channel that your free trial period has ended or that the paying portion of your membership has begun. CLICK THE "YOUR ACCOUNT" LINK AT THE TOP OF ANY LOUISIANA FILM CHANNEL WEB PAGE (www.Louisiana Film Channel.com) TO FIND CANCELLATION INSTRUCTIONS. We will continue to bill your Payment Method on a monthly basis for your membership fee until you cancel.

    3. Billing

             1. Recurring Billing. By starting your Louisiana Film Channel membership, you authorize us to charge you a monthly membership fee at the then current rate, and any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of the Louisiana Film Channel service to your Payment Method. You acknowledge that the amount billed each month may vary from month to month for reasons that may include differing amounts due to promotional offers and/or changing or adding a plan, and you authorize us to charge your Payment Method for such varying amounts, which may be billed monthly in one or more charges.

           2. Price Changes. Louisiana Film Channel reserves 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 of Use, any price changes to your service will take effect following email notice to you. For members based in Brazil, the membership fees may be adjusted automatically annually, or more frequently as permitted by law, in accordance with the inflation index as established by General Price Index Market published by Fundação Getúlio Vargas ("IGP-M"), or such other index that as may be applicable to the Louisiana Film Channel service.

            3. Billing Cycle. The membership fee for our service will be billed at the beginning of the paying portion of your membership and each month thereafter unless and until you cancel your membership. We automatically bill your Payment Method each month on the calendar day corresponding to the commencement of your paying membership. Membership fees are fully earned upon payment. We reserve the right to change the timing of our billing, in particular, as indicated below, if your Payment Method has not successfully settled. In the event your paying membership began on a day not contained in a given month, we may bill your Payment Method on a day in the applicable month or such other day as we deem appropriate. For example, if you started your Louisiana Film Channel membership or became a paying member on January 31st, your next payment date is likely to be February 28th, and your Payment Method would be billed on that date. Your renewal date may change due to changes in your Membership. Visit our website and click on the "View billing details" link on the "Your Account" page to see the commencement date for your next renewal period. We may authorize your Payment Method in anticipation of membership or service-related charges. As used in these Terms of Use, "billing" shall indicate a charge, debit or other payment clearance, as applicable, against your Payment Method. Unless otherwise stated differently, month or monthly refers to your billing cycle.

           4. 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.

           5. Payment Methods. You may edit your Payment Method information by visiting our website and clicking on the "Your Account" link, available at the top of the pages of the Louisiana Film Channel website. If a payment is not successfully settled, due to expiration, insufficient funds, or otherwise, and you do not edit your Payment Method information or cancel your account (see, "Cancellation" below), you remain responsible for any uncollected amounts and authorize us to continue billing the Payment Method, as it may be updated. This may result in a change to your payment billing dates. If you signed up for Louisiana Film Channel using your account with a third party (i.e., iTunes, or similar account) as a Payment Method, and wish to cancel your Louisiana Film Channel membership at any time, including during your free trial, you will need to do so through such third party, including by visiting your account with the applicable third party and turning off auto-renew, or unsubscribing from, the Louisiana Film Channel service. You may also find billing information about your Louisiana Film Channel membership by visiting your account with the applicable third party. For certain Payment Methods, the issuer of your Payment Method may charge you a foreign transaction fee or other charges. Check with your Payment Method service provider for details.

           6. Cancellation. You may cancel your Louisiana Film Channel membership at any time, and you will continue to have access to the Louisiana Film Channel service through the end of your monthly billing period. WE DO NOT PROVIDE REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR ANY PARTIAL-MONTH MEMBERSHIP PERIODS OR UNWATCHED MOVIES OR TV SHOWS. To cancel, go to the "Your Account" page on our website and follow the instructions for cancellation.

    6. Louisiana Film Channel Service

           1.You must be 18 years of age, or the age of majority in your province, territory, or country, to become a memberof the Louisiana Film Channel service. Individuals under the age of 18, or applicable age of majority, may utilize the service only with the involvement of a parent or legal guardian, under such person's account and otherwise subject to these Terms of Use.

            2. The Louisiana Film Channel service, and any content viewed through our service, are for your personal and non-commercial use only. During your Louisiana Film Channel membership, we grant you a limited, non- exclusive, non-transferable, license to access the Louisiana Film Channel service and view movies and TV shows through the service on a streaming-only basis for that purpose. Except for the foregoing limited license, no right, title, or interest shall be transferred to you.

            3. You may view a movie or TV show through the Louisiana Film Channel service only in geographic locations where we offer our service and have licensed such movie or TV show. The content that may be available to watch will vary by geographic location. Louisiana Film Channel will use technologies to verify your geographic location. YOU MAY WATCH ON UP TO SIX UNIQUE AUTHORIZED LOUISIANA FILM CHANNEL READY DEVICES AND THE NUMBER OF DEVICES ON WHICH YOU MAY SIMULTANEOUSLY WATCH IS LIMITED. Go to the change plan information in the "Your Account" page to see the number of devices on which you may simultaneously watch. The number of devices available for use and the simultaneous streams may change from time to time at our discretion without notice.

           4. We continually update the Louisiana Film Channel service, including the content library. In addition, we continually test various aspects of our service, including our website, user interfaces, service levels, plans, promotional features, availability of movies and TV shows, delivery and pricing. We reserve the right to, and by using our service you agree that we may, include you in or exclude you from these tests without notice. We reserve the right in our sole and absolute discretion to make changes from time to time and without notice in how we offer and operate our service.

           5. You agree to use the Louisiana Film Channel service, including all features and functionalities associated therewith, in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including public performance limitations or other restrictions on use of the service or content therein. You agree not to archive, download (other than through caching necessary for personal use), reproduce, distribute, modify, display, perform, publish, license, create derivative works from, offer for sale, or use (except as explicitly authorized in these Terms of Use) content and information contained on or obtained from or through the Louisiana Film Channel service without express written permission from Louisiana Film Channel or its licensors. You also agree not to: circumvent, remove, alter, deactivate, degrade or thwart any of the content protections in the Louisiana Film Channel service; use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Louisiana Film Channel service; decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through the Louisiana Film Channel service; insert any code or product or manipulate the content of the Louisiana Film Channel service in any way; or, use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method. In addition, you agree not to upload, post, e-mail or otherwise send or transmit any material designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment associated with the Louisiana Film Channel service, including any software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs.

           6. The availability of movies & TV shows to watch will change from time to time, and from country to country. The quality of the display of the streaming movies & TV shows may vary from computer to computer, and 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. You are responsible for all Internet access charges. Please check with your Internet provider for information on possible Internet data usage charges. Louisiana Film Channel makes no representations or warranties about the quality of your watching experience on your display. The time it takes to begin watching a movie or TV show will vary based on a number of factors, including your location, available bandwidth at the time, the movie or TV show you have selected and the configuration of your Louisiana Film Channel ready device.

           7. Louisiana Film Channel streaming software is developed by, or for, Louisiana Film Channel and is designed to enable streaming of content from Louisiana Film Channel through Louisiana Film Channel ready devices. This software may vary by device and medium, and functionalities may also differ between devices. BY USING OUR SERVICE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO THE END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT AND TO RECEIVE, WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE OR PROMPTING, UPDATED VERSIONS OF THE LOUISIANA FILM CHANNEL AND RELATED THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE FOREGOING TERMS, DO NOT USE OUR SERVICE. WE DO NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY OR OTHERWISE WARRANT THE PERFORMANCE OF THESE DEVICES, INCLUDING THE CONTINUING COMPATIBILITY OF THE DEVICE WITH OUR SERVICE. By using our service, you agree to look solely to the entity that manufactured and/or sold you the device for any issues related to the device and its compatibility with the Louisiana Film Channel service. If your Louisiana Film Channel ready device is sold, lost or stolen, please deactivate the Louisiana Film Channel ready device. If you fail to log out or deactivate your device, subsequent users may access the Louisiana Film Channel service through your account and may be able to access certain of your account information. To deactivate a device, follow instructions on the "Your Account" page of our website.

           8. We may terminate or restrict your use of our service, without compensation or notice if you are, or if we suspect that you are, (i) in violation of any of these Terms of Use or (ii) engaged in illegal or improper use of the service.

           9. Members may limit the maturity level of movies & TV shows viewable by other household members (e.g. available for their children) with our Parental Control feature (help.Louisiana Film Channel.com/article/en/node/264), which is accessible from the "Your Account" page on the Louisiana Film Channel website.

      7. Passwords & Account Access

           1.The member who created the Louisiana Film Channel account and whose Payment Method is charged isreferred to here as the Account Owner. The Account Owner has access and control over the Louisiana Film Channel account. The Account Owner's control is exercised through use of the Account Owner's password and therefore to maintain exclusive control, the Account Owner should not reveal the password to anyone. In addition, if the Account Owner wishes to prohibit others from contacting Louisiana Film Channel Customer Service and potentially altering the Account Owner's control, the Account Owner should not reveal the Payment Method details (e.g., last four digits of their credit or debit card, or their email address if they use PayPal) associated with their account. You are responsible for updating and maintaining the truth and accuracy of the information you provide to us relating to your account.

              2. In order to provide you with ease of access to your account and to help administer the Louisiana Film Channel service, Louisiana Film Channel implements technology that enables us to recognize you as the Account Owner and provide you with direct access to your account without requiring you to retype any password or other user identification when you revisit the Louisiana Film Channel service, which includes accessing via Louisiana Film Channel ready devices or website.


             4. You should be mindful of any communication requesting that you submit credit card or other account information. Providing your information in response to these types of communications can result in identity theft. Always access your sensitive account information by going directly to the Louisiana Film Channel website and not through a hyperlink in an email or any other electronic communication, even if it looks official. Louisiana Film Channel reserves the right to place any account on hold anytime with or without notification to the member in order to protect itself and its partners from what it believes to be fraudulent activity. Louisiana Film Channel is not obligated to credit or discount a membership for holds placed on the account by either a representative of Louisiana Film Channel or by the automated processes of Louisiana Film Channel.

        8. Disclaimers of Warranties and Limitations on Liability




             4. NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF USE SHALL AFFECT ANY NON-WAIVABLE STATUTORY RIGHTS THAT APPLY TO YOU. If any provision or provisions of these Terms of Use shall be held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

          9. Gifts & Promotions. 

          We may offer Gift Subscriptions for purchase on our websites. Your Payment Method will be charged for any purchased Gift Subscriptions. The purchase and redemption of Gift Subscriptions are subject to the Gift Subscription Terms. Promotional codes may be redeemed on our website. Promotional codes can only be used once and cannot be redeemed for cash, resold or combined with any other offers, including a free trial. If you received a promotion code through an offer by a third party, additional restrictions may apply.

          10. Intellectual Property

                1. Copyright. The Louisiana Film Channel service, including all content provided on the Louisiana Film Channel service, is protected by United States and international copyright, trade secret, or other intellectual property laws and treaties.

                2.Trademarks.Louisiana Film Channel is a registered trademark of Louisiana Film Channel, Inc. For information on use of Louisiana Film Channel trademarks contact us at info@louisianafilmchannel.com

                3. Patents. Louisiana Film Channel has patents that apply to our service.

                4. Claims of Copyright Infringement. If you believe your work has been reproduced or distributed in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material available through the Louisiana Film Channel service, please notify us by contacting us at info@louisianafilmchannel.com . 

          11. Governing Law

                1. If you are a resident in Europe, these Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Luxembourg.

                2. If you are a resident of Brazil, these Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Brazil.

                3. For all other Louisiana Film Channel members, these Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Louisiana, U.S.A. without regard to conflict of laws provisions.

                4. You may also be entitled to certain consumer protection rights under the laws of your local jurisdiction.

          12. Applications. 

          You may encounter third-party applications (including, without limitation, websites, widgets, software, or other software utilities) ("Application(s)") that interact with the Louisiana Film Channel service. These Applications may import data related to your Louisiana Film Channel account and activity and otherwise gather data from you. These Applications are provided solely as a convenience to you, and Louisiana Film Channel is not responsible for such Applications. SUCH APPLICATIONS ARE OWNED OR OPERATED BY THIRD PARTIES THAT ARE NOT RELATED TO WITH OR SPONSORED BY LOUISIANA FILM CHANNEL AND MAY NOT BE AUTHORIZED FOR USE WITH OUR SERVICE IN ALL COUNTRIES. USE OF AN APPLICATION IS AT YOUR OWN OPTION AND RISK.

          13. Use of Information Submitted. 

          Louisiana Film Channel 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 Louisiana Film Channel service, including the Louisiana Film Channel website and user interfaces, 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 Louisiana Film Channel service. In addition, you agree not to enforce any "moral rights" in and to the Feedback, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Please note Louisiana Film Channel does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas for movies or TV shows and is not responsible for the similarity of any of its content or programming in any media to materials or ideas transmitted to Louisiana Film Channel. 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 Louisiana Film Channel 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.

          14. Customer Support.

           If you need assistance with your account, click on the "Help" link at the top right hand corner of our website at any time. There you will find the answers to many frequently asked questions and information on reaching a live Customer Service representative. In certain instances, Customer Service may best be able to assist you by using a remote access support tool through which we have full access to your computer. If you do not want us to have this access, you should not consent to support through the remote access tool, and we will assist you through other means. In the event of any conflict between these Terms of Use and information provided by Customer Support or other portions of our website, these Terms of Use will control.

          15. Arbitration Agreement

               1.If you are a Louisiana Film Channel member in the United States (including its possessions and territories),you and Louisiana Film Channel agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating in any way to the Louisiana Film Channel service, these Terms of Use and this Arbitration Agreement, shall be determined by binding arbitration or in small claims court. Arbitration is more informal than a lawsuit in court. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, allows for more limited discovery than in court, and is subject to very limited review by courts. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award. You agree that, by agreeing to these Terms of Use, the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision, and that you and Louisiana Film Channel are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of this Agreement and the termination of your Louisiana Film Channel membership.

                2. If you elect to seek arbitration or file a small claim court action, you must first send to Louisiana Film Channel, by certified mail, a written Notice of your claim ("Notice"). The Notice to Louisiana Film Channel must be addressed to: General Counsel, Louisiana Film Channel, Inc., 334 3rd Street Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70801. If Louisiana Film Channel 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 Louisiana Film Channel, must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought ("Demand"). If Louisiana Film Channel and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or Louisiana Film Channel may commence an arbitration proceeding or file a claim in small claims court.

                3. You may download or copy a form Notice and a form to initiate arbitration at www.adr.org . If you are required to pay a filing fee, after Louisiana Film Channel receives notice at the Notice Address that you have commenced arbitration, Louisiana Film Channel will promptly 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.

                4. The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, "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 Louisiana Film Channel and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in the county (or parish) of your residence.

                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 sufficient to explain 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 Louisiana Film Channel’s last written settlement offer made before an arbitrator was selected (or if Louisiana Film Channel did not make a settlement offer before an arbitrator was selected), then Louisiana Film Channel will pay you the amount of the award or US$1,000, 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.

                6. YOU AND LOUISIANA FILM CHANNEL 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 Louisiana Film Channel 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. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party's individual claim.

            Last updated: July 20, 2020