IndieShorts is an online video streaming OTT platform for short films, web series, documentaries and music videos made my young and talented independent filmmakers. IndieShorts is a registered trademark of WinterSun Studios Private Limited.
WinterSun Studios is a film production, post-production and distribution company based in Bengaluru, India.
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Collection of InformationBy signing up on the IndieShorts website, the information you provide us will include your full name, address and email address. The information which you choose to provide us are the ratings of the films you watch on this website and your favourites. We also save the watch history by default which you may choose to delete from showing on the website at any time, however this data is not deleted from the database as it is needed for our analytics. Our payments partner will store your credit card information securely which is required to process subscriptions.
Information we collect in the background automatically include your activity on IndieShorts, the MAC address of your device, interactions with Customer Support including date and time of interaction and nature of the query/issue.
Our content hosting partner would also collect information such as source of traffic (country), streaming device (such as browser, mobile device etc), number of views per video, number of seconds watched, etc. However this information is stored on a collective level and not per individual user.
By signing up on the IndieShorts website, you also confirm that all the information you provide are accurate.
Streaming RestrictionsStreaming content through IndieShorts is for private home viewing only and not for commercial use. Public exhibition of content streamed through IndieShorts is prohibited and may lead to legal action.
IndieShorts is strongly against piracy. Use of devices such as mobile phones, cameras, sound recorders etc to record and/or broadcast content streamed through IndieShorts is strictly prohibited and may lead to legal action.
Downloading content from IndieShorts for offline viewing is not supported and is prohibited.
DevicesIndieShorts allows a subscriber to login only on one device at a time. If the subscriber logs in on a second device, the login session on the first device is lost. We are working to provide simultaneous access to more than one devices per subscriber.
CopyrightsWe do not own any copyrights on the content hosted on IndieShorts other than rights for online streaming services with our content providers.
SubscriptionBy signing up on the IndieShorts website, you become a subscriber and instantly obtain access to all the content hosted on the site after verifying your email address. New subscribers get a free trial of 2 days or 30 watch minutes (whichever is earlier). Subscriptions are paid on a monthly or yearly basis.
When you make the first payment towards the monthly/annual subscription, you hereby authorize us to charge you for subsequent subscription renewals.
Unless you cancel your subscription before the end of the current subscription, you authorize us to charge your next subscription to your credit card provided.
After cancellation of your subscription, you can resume your subscription any time by paying for the next period's subscription. Once the subscription is resumed, you authorize us to charge your next period's subscription to your credit card provided.
If you cancel your subscription, you will still be able to access all the content on IndieShorts until the next scheduled payment date and you will not be charged henceforth. No refunds will be issued.
ClassificationWe review all the content hosted on IndieShorts and assign an age classification.
Child FilterIndieShorts provides a child filter. By switching it on, all content which are rated 18+ are hidden from the website.
By signing up on the IndieShorts website, you confirm that you are atleast 18 years of age and that you take full responsibility of ensuring that only the content with suitable age classification is accessible to the viewers who watch films on IndieShorts through your account.
SecurityWe store your passwords in an encrypted format using a digestive encryption algorithm which cannot be decrypted back to your original password. We strongly recommend you to change your password as often as possible.
If you forget your password, you can reset your password by following the "Forgot password" flow on the Login page.
If an attempt is made to login to your account 3 consecutive times with wrong password(s), your account will be immediately blocked and you will be notified by an email. You will be prompted to reset your password.
IndieShorts uses session cookies to store login information, i.e. once you login, your session will be active till you close the browser (all tabs). However, we recommend that you logout of IndieShorts before closing the browser.
Only one device can be logged in to IndieShorts at a time. If you login on a second device, your login session on the first device will be terminated.
Cards and PaymentsIndieShorts requires your credit card information in order to process the subscription payments. Your card information is stored securely by our payments partner. International payments are accepted via credit cards.
All subscription charges are inclusive of the applicable GST.
CommunicationAll communication between us and the subscribers is online only, i.e. emails or through the "Help" or "Contact Us" pages on the website. We will send out any information such as payment reminders, invoices, account updates etc to the email address provided by you. Our Customer Support team might contact you on the email address you have provided.
IndieShorts also sends out marketing communications via emails related to new releases and offers.
Referral ProgrammeReferral URL is available on IndieShorts > Settings after logging in.
Cashback offer on referrals is valid only for paid subscribers. For every new paid subscription started using the referral link, the referring paid subscriber gets 10% cashback on his/her monthly subscription or on the monthly equivalent in case of annual subscribers. The maximum cashback in any month is 100% of the monthly subscription or on the monthly equivalent in case of annual subscribers. Cashback earned in a month is paid out on or before 10th of the following month to the credit card which was used to pay the subscriptions. Cashback ceases to apply when the referring paid subscriber cancels his/her paid subscription before the next payment cycle. Cashback ceases to exist if the new paid subscription started using the referral link is cancelled before the next payment cycle. Cashback for a new subscription started using the referral link is applicable for that month only and is not carried forward to subsequent months.