Twitch Terms of Service UpdateApr 18 2014 · 40 comments · News, Status
We recently posted a reminder about our Terms of Service in relation to conducting promotions since we wanted to ensure everyone understood the laws and regulations (beyond the borders of Twitch) that govern such activities. Based on the feedback from our global broadcasters, we’ve revised our Terms of Service, including our promotional guidelines, to be more international in scope. We appreciate hearing from community members from around the globe, so thanks for bringing your concerns to our attention.
Here are the new terms as relates to promotions:
11 f) Promotions.
Broadcasters may promote, administer or conduct a promotion on, through or utilizing Twitch (a “Promotion”). If you are a Broadcaster and you choose to promote, administer or conduct a Promotion, you must follow the following rules:
i) You may carry out Promotions to the extent permitted by applicable local law and you are solely responsible for ensuring that you and any Promotions comply with any and all applicable local law obligations and restrictions.
ii) You, at your expense, will be solely responsible for all aspects of your Promotion, including, without limitation, the execution, administration, and operation of the Promotion; drafting and posting any official rules; selecting winners; issuing prizes; and obtaining all necessary third-party permissions and approvals, including, without limitation, filing any and all necessary registrations and bonds. Twitch has the right to remove your Promotion from the Twitch Service for any reason.
iii) Twitch is not responsible for and does not endorse or support any such Promotions. You may not indicate that Twitch is a sponsor or co-sponsor of the Promotion.
iv) ALL Broadcasters should display or read out the following when a Promotion is on their channel:
“This is a promotion from [channel name]. Twitch does not sponsor or endorse broadcaster promotions and is not responsible for them.”