Terms of Service

This is a legally binding contract between you and Byline Media Holdings Ltd, trading as Byline TV & BylineTV+. Please make sure you read it, because it is important. We’ve tried to make it as clear as possible, but we welcome your feedback to admin@byline.tv if you have suggestions or questions.

1. Definitions

When we say “site”, we mean byline.tv and the services offered through byline.tv and bylinetv.memberful.com. When we say “we”, “us” or “our”, we are referring to Byline TV. When we say “content”, we are referring any copyrightable text, video, audio, graphics and other material created and owned by Byline TV. When we say “members” or “subscribers” we are referring to any user with an account who pays to access premium Byline TV services (BylineTV+). Finally, “terms” refers to these terms of service.

2. Accepting These Terms

Please read these terms carefully before using this site. If you do not agree to these terms, you may not register for this site or use its services. Use of this site and its services represents agreement to these terms. If we make material changes to these terms we’ll let you know either through the site of via the email you use to register. If you do not agree to any updated terms, you may send a request to cancel with the subject “Request to Cancel” to admin@byline.tv. If we do not hear from you within seven (7) days, the revised terms will automatically apply to you.

3. Privacy Policy

When you register with the site, you will be asked to provide certain personal information, including your name and email address. We will store your personal information, but will not share it with any third parties, except as necessary to provide the services offered, to monitor usage, and to improve the service. For example, we share your name, email address and subscription information with Memberful; or we may use a third party analytics tool like Monster Insights to learn how you are using Byline TV, and how we can improve that experience. We also use your personal information to send you notifications about the service and to respond to customer support requests. We will never share your personal information with advertisers or send you promotions for unrelated services. You can access and change your personal information or cancel your account by managing your account settings using the links in the header and footer of each page on this site.

We may be required to disclose your personal information in order to:

  • comply with the law or legal process

  • protect or defend our rights or property, or the rights or property of others

  • enforce these terms

  • respond to claims that the content of any material on our system violates the rights of others.

If we must disclose your personal information in order to comply with the law or legal process, we will inform you (at the email address you provide) as soon as practicable, provided that it is lawful for us to do so.

We will also aggregate user information and perform statistical analyses of the collective behavior of our members and visitors, to measure overall demographics, and to analyze how to improve our service. We may share this information with third parties (such as Google Analytics), but such aggregate information does not contain personal information other than IP addresses. In addition, we may compile and disclose aggregate information about our users for promotional or other purposes. For example, we might want to disclose that a certain percentage of our users are located within a particular geographic area or work most frequently in the mornings.

We use session and login cookies, which help us keep track of when a person is logged in and determine the content or sites users link to, and which services people use. We will also capture login timestamps, and usage statistics, as well as IP addresses. We’ll capture some information about the documents stored on the site (such as word count, use of various markup tokens, number of versions, etc.), but we will not view the content of your documents unless you give us permission to do so, or it becomes necessary in order to comply with legal obligations.

We will communicate with you via email, to the email address you provide to us. Some communications, such as emails informing you of new features, may be unsubscribed to via the unsubscribe link in the email. If you would like to cease all communications from us, please send an email to admin@byline.tv and we will cancel your account.

You can read our Privacy Policy in full here.

4. Permitted Users

You must be thirteen (13) years of age or older to participate in any activities or services offered on our site(s) and/or be a member and receive membership benefits, and you must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to participate in any in-person events.

We will not knowingly allow to use our premium subscription services or collect personal information from visitors under sixteen (16) years of age for these activities. Upon discovery of the participation of a person under sixteen (16) years of age in such activities, his/her registration or participation will be canceled immediately and all personal information will be deleted from our files.

Registration with the site is required in order to access certain services, including, without limitation, premium content, saving of preferences, and blog and article comment posting. Your registration information will be handled by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which you should review prior to registering with us.

You are not required to set a password for your account but we recommend that you do so. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and any membership account information you provide. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your password or other membership account information and further agree to indemnify and hold the site, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, operational providers and partners harmless for any improper or illegal use of your password.

We encourage you to keep us informed about any changes in your membership, personal contact and email information. You may change or update certain information in your membership file by using the controls in the header and footer of each page on this site or at bylinetv.memberful.com. You may cancel your account using these settings or by contacting us. If your email address or payment card is canceled, becomes inactive or inaccessible for an extended period of time, we may cancel your membership and delete all or part of your membership profile, to the extent allowed by law and in accordance with our security measures. We also reserve the right to cancel your membership or prohibit your participation in any or all of the site’s activities if you violate any provision of this Agreement or our Privacy Policy.

5. Copyright & Intellectual Property

All Byline TV content, including downloads and accessible content from other Byline Media Holdings brands like Byline Times, the selection, compilation, arrangement and presentation of all materials, and the overall design of the site are copyrighted by us, and are protected by UK and international laws under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act. While we encourage the sharing of our content via social media sites like Twitter for the purposes of news, education and information, personal, educational or professional use of our content, particularly for profit, without our express prior written permission is strictly prohibited.

Byline.tv, Byline TV, BylineTV+, Byline Times and the corresponding logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Byline Media Holdings Ltd., in the United Kingdom and other foreign countries. Our trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service without our express written permission.

6. Byline TV Rules

Byline TV is designed to offer the public a fair, reliable and honest alternative to mainstream media. BylineTV+ is a premium subscription service designed to offer perks, such as exclusive content, as a reward for financial support of Byline TV; as such, we have some ground rules which you must adhere to when using the site.

You agree not to do any of the following:

  • Threaten staff, contributors, other users or any third party not related to Byline TV with violence.

  • Use hateful, abusive, harassing, libelous, or obscene language towards other users.

  • Post or link to any material that infringes or violates any third party’s copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, or other proprietary or property right.

  • Post or link to any material which promotes illegal activity, could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable law or regulation.

  • Use the site to send spam, chain letters, junk mail, or any other type of unsolicited mass email.

  • Use the site to distribute viruses or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files.

  • Use or attempt to use another person’s account.

  • Disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise abuse, the site, or any servers or networks connected to the site.

  • Attempt to obtain unauthorised access to the site.

  • Impersonate another person.

  • Download, record or otherwise capture with or without intent to distribute premium content except that which is offered for download as a perk.

  • Share with anyone premium content meant for paying subscribers except with those who are already paying subscribers themselves.

  • Systematically harvest data from the site, or programmatically register accounts on the site.

  • Share with any minor any content or materials inappropriate for children, or allow any minor access to such materials.

  • Attempt to use alternative accounts or aliases to circumnavigate any restrictions placed on your account as a result of rule-breaking.

You further agree that you are responsible for your actions in relation to the site, and for any communications transmitted under your account, including comments and replies to marketing and notification emails; that you will comply with all laws relating to the transmission of technical data or software exported from the United Kingdom; and that you will comply with all applicable local, national and international laws and regulations, including without limitation those related to privacy, data collection, and email creation and delivery.

If it appears you have violated any of these rules, we may, in our sole discretion, remove any offending material or immediately limit or terminate your account.

7. Cancelling Your Account

You can cancel your subscription at any time using the account management features at bylinetv.memberful.com or by sending an email to admin@byline.tv. If you like, you may export your order history and receipts prior to canceling your subscription. Upon canceling your subscription, your account will cease to be active at the end of your current billing period.

To delete your account altogether, please send an email to admin@byline.tv. On receipt of this email your account will be deleted, any active subscriptions will become immediately suspended and any personal data you have given to us will be anonymised. You can read more about what happens to your data upon account deletion in our Privacy Policy.

We may terminate your membership or suspend your access to all or part of the services, without notice, if you violate these terms or you engage in any conduct that we, in our sole and absolute discretion, believe is in violation of any applicable law or regulation or is otherwise harmful to the interests of us, any other user of the services, or any third party. You agree that Byline Media Holdings Ltd. shall not be liable to you or any third party for removing your user submissions or suspending or terminating your access to the services (or any portion thereof). You may discontinue your participation in and access to the services at any time. We reserve the right to investigate your use of the services in the event we, in our sole and absolute discretion, believe you have violated these terms. Upon termination, we have no obligation to retain, store, or provide you with any data, information or other content that you uploaded, stored, or transferred on or through the Services, other than as provided by law and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Provisions that, by their nature, should survive termination of these Terms shall survive termination. By way of example, all of the following will survive termination: any obligation you have to pay us or indemnify us, any limitations on our liability, any terms regarding ownership or intellectual property rights, and terms regarding disputes between us, including without limitation the arbitration agreement.

8. Fees

We reserve the right at any time to charge fees for access to services or to any specific new feature or content that we may introduce from time to time. In no event will you be charged for access to any service unless we obtain your prior agreement to pay such fees. If you do not consent to the payment of such fees, however, you may not have access to paid content or services. Details regarding the content or services you will receive in exchange for fees, as well as the payment terms and conditions that apply, will be disclosed to you prior to your agreement to pay such fees. You agree to pay such fees if you sign up for any fee-based service. Any such terms and conditions shall be deemed to be a part of (and are hereby incorporated by reference into) these terms.

We may periodically adjust, amend the fee for any service we provide for any reason. We will do our best not to increase the base fee for membership of BylineTV+ and where we do will endeavour to apply the increase only to members who do not currently have a subscription at the time of increase. However this is not a guarantee and in some circumstances; inflation, an increase to the cost of providing such services, we may need to increase the fees paid by existing members as well as new subscribers. If we do decide to adjust, amend or otherwise change any fee in relation to your account you will be notified by email no less than twenty eight (28) days before the change takes effect. If you do not consent to the adjusted fee, you may lose access to the services to which it pertains.

9. Email Communications

Email is an important communication method for BylineTV+ subscribers. The person in whose name the email account is registered should generate all email sent to us. Email users shall not mask their identity by using a false name or another person’s name or account. We will use your email address and the content of any email for correspondence and visitor response purposes. Any non-personal information you provide to us by email, including, but not limited to, feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, plans, ideas or the like, shall be deemed to be non-confidential, and we assume no obligation to protect such non-personal information contained in the email from disclosure.

The submission of non-personal information to us shall in no way prevent the purchase, manufacture or use of similar products, services, plans and ideas or the like by the site, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries or operational providers for any purpose, and the site, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and operational providers shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute such information to others without liability or restriction. Any personal information transmitted with an email, such as the sender’s name, email or home addresses, will be protected in accordance with the policies set forth in our Privacy Policy.

10. Links to Third Party Websites

We may provide links to other websites or internet resources for your convenience only, and such links do not signify or imply our endorsement of such other website or resource or its contents over which we have no control and which we do not monitor. You use those links at your own risk and should apply a reasonable level of caution and discretion in doing so. You agree that we shall have no responsibility or liability for any information, software, or materials found at any other web site or internet resource.

We may also integrate with third parties who will interact with you under their terms of service. One such third party is YouTube and by using its sites or services, you agree to be bound by the YouTube Terms of Service located here. Another such third party is Memberful, which provides the software for our membership system. By using our site and its services, you are agreeing to Memberful’s terms of service, which you can read here.

The Services may also contain links to third-party products or services that are monetized using affiliate marketing partners or programs (“Affiliate Links”). If you purchase a product or service through an Affiliate Link, we may receive revenue from that purchase.

11. Limitations of Liability

Under no circumstances — including, without limitation, negligence — shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, resulting from (1) the use or the inability to use the site; (2) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services; (3) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (4) loss of profits, use, data or other intangibles, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

12. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless us, our officers, directors, employees, members, partners, agents, and suppliers, and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, members, shareholders, partners, and agents, from any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the site, including but not limited to your violation of this agreement. We may, at our sole discretion, assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you. The assumption of such defense or control by us, however, shall not excuse any of your indemnity obligations.

13. Disclaimer of Warranties

We will strive to prevent interruptions to the service and be good stewards of your data. However, the site and our services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. We do not make any warranty that the site or our services will meet your requirements, or that the services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free, or that defects, if any, will be corrected. You understand that you download from or otherwise obtain content or services through the site at your own discretion and risk.

14. Termination

We may at any time decide to alter, amend, modify, or terminate the site, any functionality or portion of it, all in our sole discretion, and you understand that there is no guarantee that the site or any portion or functionality of it will continue to operate or be available for any particular period of time. If we terminate services for any reason, we will not be liable for continuation of services contracted for between you and your members.

Byline Media Holdings Ltd. is a private company and reserves the right to sell the site and its services, in whole or in part, to any third party at any time. In this event there is no guarantee that the same, equivalent or any such service will continue to be offered. We will notify you via email if any such sale is to take place and you will have the right to terminate your subscription or account before any such sale takes effect by emailing us at admin@byline.tv. To find out how your personal data will be managed in such an event, please see our Privacy Policy.

15. General

These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, without giving effect to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that you will bring any claim or cause of action arising out of your use of the site in the courts located within the United Kingdom, and you also agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of those courts. You agree that any claim or cause of action arising out of your use of the site or these terms must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or it shall be forever barred, notwithstanding any statute of limitations or other law to the contrary. If any provision contained in these terms is determined unenforceable, then such provision will be severed and replaced with a new provision that most closely reflects the intent of the original provision, and the remaining provisions of these terms will remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any provision of these terms shall be effective except pursuant to a written instrument signed by us expressly waiving compliance, and any such waiver shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose stated in such writing. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of these terms and/or your use of the site. You may not assign any right, interest, or benefit provided under these terms or through the site without our express prior written consent. These terms set forth the entire agreement between you and us, and supersede any and all prior communications, agreements and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and us with respect to the site and our services. A printed version of these terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these terms and/or your use of the site to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

16. Conflicts

In the event of any conflict between these terms and terms of a specific site within the network of Byline Media Holdings Ltd sites, these terms shall govern.

17. Survival

The terms of sections 1-3, 5 and 10-16 of these terms, as well as any other limitations on liability explicitly set forth herein, shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding any termination of your use of the Services.