Periscope Super Hearts are a way for Periscope Users (“Users”) to share their enthusiasm with a Broadcaster (“Broadcaster” or “you”) when Broadcasters live-stream content (“Content”). These Terms(“Terms”) between You and Twitter (“Twitter” or “we”) govern your Participation in the Periscope Super Broadcasters Program allowing select Broadcasters (“Super Broadcasters”) to redeem Stars for money value as described below.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS AGREEMENT IS SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION AND A WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION RIGHTS AS DETAILED IN SECTION 8. PLEASE REVIEW THAT SECTION CAREFULLY: IT REQUIRES YOU TO RESOLVE DISPUTES WITH TWITTER REGARDING THESE TERMS OR THE SUPER BROADCASTERS PROGRAM ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS THROUGH FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION.
Periscope Users may buy Coins that are offered for through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Users can exchange these Coins for Super Hearts and assign these Super Hearts to Broadcasters to express their enthusiasm for a particular piece of Content. Users can purchase Coins on Periscope and select the type of Super Heart or heart they would like to give Broadcasters. We may then reflect the number of Super Hearts granted on the platform as Stars (or by another term). Coins, Stars, and Super Hearts are not real money, have no inherent cash value and should not be used or thought of as money.
Broadcasters who are Super Broadcasters may request that the Stars they receive be withdrawn for a cash value, which we will determine as described below. (Please see Section 2 regarding eligibility for this program.)
IMPORTANT: As we’ve described below, we provide no guarantee that we will redeem Stars for a given sum, or any sum, and Coins, Stars, and Super Hearts are subject to being discontinued, devalued, or limited in our sole discretion.
In order to redeem Stars for money value, we require Broadcasters to be a part of our Super Broadcaster Program. The eligibility requirements to apply for the Super Broadcasters Program, can be found here. As a condition of redemption of Stars, we may impose additional verification requirements, such as proof of identity or residence, at our discretion.
Please note that employees of Twitter, Our Services and Corporate Affiliates are ineligible for participation in the Super Broadcasters program.
We may approve or deny any request to redeem Stars, in our sole discretion. We may also revoke any Broadcaster’s eligibility to redeem Stars for monetary value at any time, also in our sole discretion. For instance, where we have a good faith basis that a Broadcaster has violated any of our Policies, we may revoke any Broadcaster’s eligibility to redeem Stars.
Coins, Stars, and Super Hearts are not real money, and should not be used or thought of as if they are. They are instead a feature of the Periscope platform that we make available. You therefore agree to the following:
A number of additional rules apply to the acceptance of Super Hearts and redemption of Stars. In particular:
Violation of the above policies may lead to termination of your account and forfeiture of any redemption sums and/or Stars related to your Content.
As described above, we have the right to set the correlation of Super Hearts to Stars in our sole discretion, and to change it over time.
We also have the right to stop redeeming Stars altogether, in our sole discretion, or to deny any particular Broadcaster the ability to redeem Stars for any reason. If we discontinue redemptions, we will provide at least 14 days notice, to enable final Super Hearts to be assigned and Stars to be redeemed, subject to these Terms.
In addition, your Star count only includes Stars that you earn during public broadcasts that are still available for viewing on the platform. When you delete a broadcast the corresponding Stars will be removed from your total Star count.
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY – IT MAY SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT.
You understand that your relationship with us is solely that of a user of our services, as an independent entity. You are not our employee. You maintain all rights and responsibilities for the nature and legality of your Content, the manner in which it is created and offered, and whether you decide to offer it at all.
You are responsible for paying applicable Taxes (as defined below), if any, due to taxing authorities arising from, or in connection with, Your redemption of Stars. Twitter may deduct or withhold any Taxes that it may be legally obligated to deduct or withhold from any amounts payable to You, and payment to You as reduced by such deductions or withholdings will constitute full payment and settlement of the amounts payable under this agreement. Each party will provide the other party with any tax documentation reasonably necessary to process payments hereunder. As used above, “Taxes” means any income, stamp, sales, use, value-added or other taxes, duties, charges, fees, deductions or withholdings.
We may revise these Terms from time to time. The changes will not be retroactive, provided that at any time, in our discretion, we may discontinue the use of Super Hearts, Stars and Coins (and the redemption of Stars), and may impose additional restrictions for risk or legal compliance reasons. The most current version of the Terms, which will always be at https://pscp.tv/i/super/broadcaster-terms, will govern our relationship with you. We will try to notify you of material revisions, for example via a service notification or an email to the address associated with your account. By continuing to participate in the Super Broadcasters Program after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.
Effective June 21, 2017