Last Updated as of August 22, 2023
There are a lot of things on this website that you’ll find fun and interesting, but mostly it has stuff for parents, teachers, and other grown-ups that probably won’t interest you much. So long as your parents say it’s OK, you are free to visit the website. A good example of this is the coloring book pages you’ll find on the Interact page of the website. It’s OK to print a couple of copies of those pages so you can color them in, but it’s NOT OK to print ten copies of all the pages and sell them to your friends. In addition, you shouldn’t let other people use the website by pretending to be you. This is true for all websites, not just the Berenstain website.
Some of the parts of this website are or may, in the future, become interactive, meaning you and other people can add things to the website, like comments and maybe even pictures and other things. Don’t put anything on the website that is deliberately mean, insults other people, or is something that you’d probably get in trouble for doing if you did it at home. If someone else puts something on the website that you don’t like or that embarrasses you or makes you feel bad or uncomfortable, you should tell your parents right away. They can help you to contact us to let us know (or you can do it yourself by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org) and we may take that stuff off the website.
If you are less than 18 years of age (or the age of majority if the age of majority is older than 18 where you live) you need your parent’s permission to use this website. If you are less than 13 years of age and you want to provide us with any information about yourself, like your name and email address, you need your parent’s permission, and we’ll need their email address so that we can contact them. Your parents will need to complete this consent form. This form helps us make sure that only your parents will receive information about you and your use of the website.
The rest of this part of the website, below, is primarily for grown-ups, and you might find it kind of boring, but you’re welcome to read it if you want. Have a great time on our website, and let us know if we can help you with anything by going to email@example.com.
Welcome to www.berenstainbears.com, the official website for the Berenstain Bears. This website (the “Site”) is operated by Berenstain Enterprises, Inc.] (collectively, “we,” “us” or “our”). Your use of, and access to, this Site is subject to these Terms of Service (these “Terms”). These Terms are a legal agreement between you and us, and they contain important information on your legal rights, remedies, and obligations. By accessing, browsing, or otherwise using the Site, you (i) acknowledge that you have read and understand, and are agreeing to be bound by these Terms and that you are agreeing to comply with all applicable laws, rules, policies and regulations; and (ii) represent that you are an adult and have the legal capacity to enter a contract in the jurisdiction where you reside, or, if you are minor, you have obtained the consent of your parents or legal guardian, and are able and competent to give us rights as detailed in these Terms, and to comply with these Terms. You further acknowledge and agree that your access to and use of the Site and the services provided through the Site are valuable benefits that you receive by agreeing to, and complying with, these Terms. If you do not wish to agree to these Terms, you may not access, browse or use the Site and you should discontinue these activities immediately.
We may change or revise these Terms at any time, for any reason, and without notice. Your continued use of the Site signifies your acceptance of any such changes or revisions. For this reason, please visit this page on a regular basis to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent version of these Terms. You can address your questions or concerns regarding these Terms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berenstain Enterprises, Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, distributors, vendors, contractors, and/or licensors (collectively, the “BB Parties”) are the owners or licensees of all content and materials on the Site (“Site Content”) and of all related intellectual property rights, including, without limitation, all copyrights, moral rights, trademark rights, and patent rights. Site Content includes, without limitation all features, functions, services, software, algorithms, designs, objects, documentation, know-how, code, data, art, graphics, animation, photographs, images, text, music, sound effects, audio and/or audio-visual elements, downloadable materials on the Site, as well as the, look-and-feel, design, layout, organization, presentation, user interface, navigation and stylistic conventions of the Site. Site Content does not include Your Content, as that term is defined below.
You do not acquire any ownership interests in any Site Content by accessing, browsing, or otherwise using the Site.
You may access, browse and use the Site and Site Content only for your personal, non-commercial use, on a single computer, mobile phone, or other Internet-compatible device to enable you to use the Site. You may not copy, reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, display, perform, publish, or otherwise use or exploit, through any means or media, any of the Site Content.
Certain features of the Site may allow you to post, upload, transmit, or submit certain materials, content, information, or ideas to the Site (“Your Content”). We do not ask for, nor do we wish to receive, any confidential, secret, or proprietary information or other material from you through the Site, by e-mail, or in any other way. By providing Your Content to us, you: (i) represent and warrant that Your Content is original to you, that you own or otherwise control all of the rights in Your Content, or that you have the rights necessary to grant to us the license to Your Content granted below, and that Your Content does not violate any rights, including the rights of privacy, of any party and does not otherwise violate the law; (ii) grant to us and our affiliates a world-wide, non-exclusive, fully paid-up, royalty-free, unrestricted, perpetual, irrevocable, fully transferable, assignable and fully sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right and license, to copy, reproduce, edit, modify, distribute, transmit, translate, display, perform, publish, sell, adapt, create derivative works from, and otherwise use Your Content, for any purpose that we may choose, in our sole discretion, and through any means or media, whether now existing or subsequently developed, and without any compensation to you or any third party (it being understood that the foregoing shall include the right to exploit any and all intellectual property or proprietary rights in Your Content including, without limitation, rights protected under applicable copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent and other laws throughout the world); and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless us and the BB Parties from and against any and all claims, actions and damages (including, without limitation, court costs, legal fees, accounting fees and amounts paid in settlement) that are related to or result from your use of the Site, Your Content or its posting on, or submission to, the Site, and/or your violation of these Terms or your representations and warranties hereunder. You will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim or action; however, we reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.
We cannot be responsible for maintaining Your Content, and we may remove Your Content from the Site at any time, for any and no reason, and without notice to you. We reserve the right but do not have an obligation, to monitor and/or review all materials posted to the Site, or through the Site’s services or features, by its users, and we are not responsible for any such materials. However, we further reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request, or to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in our sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these Terms or applicable law. We may also impose limits on certain features or restrict your access to part or all of the features or services without notice or penalty if we believe that you are in breach of these Terms or applicable law, or for any other reason, all without notice or liability.
You warrant and agree that, while accessing or using the Site, you will not:
You are also solely responsible for any and all activities that occur under Your Registration or Your User Information. You must notify us immediately of any suspected or actual unauthorized use of Your Registration or Your User Information, and of any and all other security breaches.
We reserve the right to terminate Your Registration or to refuse services to you, without prior notice to you, at any time and for any or no reason. Without limiting the above, if you are a repeat copyright infringer, we will, in appropriate circumstances, permanently terminate Your Registration and remove your User Content from the Site. You have the right to cancel Your Registration at any time. You may cancel Your Registration by following the instructions on the Site.
If you voluntarily terminate Your Registration or allow Your Registration to lapse, you may reactivate Your Registration at any time through the account interface on the Site. Accounts terminated by us for any type of abuse, including without limitation a violation of these Terms, may not be reactivated.
While you are encouraged to share ideas and suggestions through your use of the Site, we wish to avoid any potential misunderstandings or disputes that may arise from the limited use that we or other users of the Site may make of any ideas or suggestions that you choose to share or if our content or business activities seem similar to any such ideas or suggestions. When you share ideas or suggestions through your use of the Site (collectively “Submissions”), you hereby grant us and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, fully paid-up, unrestricted, fully sublicensable, fully transferrable, assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to copy, use, reproduce, edit, distribute, modify, adapt, create derivative works of, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, transmit, translate and license, digitally perform, make, have made, sell, offer for sale and import your Submissions in any and all embodiments, media and means of communication, now known or hereafter developed. You represent and warrant to us that your Submissions are original to you, that you own or otherwise control all of the rights in your Submissions, or that you have the rights necessary to grant to us the license to your Submissions granted above, and that your Submissions do not violate any rights, including the rights of privacy, of any party and do not otherwise violate the law. We agree that, if any Submission generates a sufficient level of popularity or mass appeal, as we may determine in our sole discretion, then we may enter into good faith negotiations with you of a royalty-bearing license agreement for exploitation of your Submission beyond the Site. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these Terms shall impose any obligation or requirement on us to proceed with or conclude any agreement or transaction with you concerning any such Submission. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO GRANT THE RIGHTS GRANTED IN THIS PARAGRAPH, DO NOT SHARE, SUBMIT OR POST ANY SUBMISSION ON OR THROUGH THE SITE.
The Site contains links to websites of third parties, including, without limitation, advertisements of third-party products and services and “buy” links to third-party vendors or retailers to purchase products or services featured on the Site. If you use these links, you will leave the Site. These third parties and their websites are not under our control. We do not examine or evaluate these websites and we are not responsible for their content or operation. By providing links to these websites, we do not approve, warrant or endorse, or otherwise make any representation about, them or their owners or operators, and do not assume any related responsibility or liability. You should exercise your own judgment in evaluating and using these websites. When you link to these websites, you become subject to their terms and conditions of use and privacy policies.
You agree that if you include a link from any website to the Site, such link shall open in a new browser window and shall link to the full version of an HTML-formatted page of the Site. You may not link directly to any Site Content, by, for example, and without limitation, “in-line” linking or “deep-linking” methods, or in any manner causing the Site, or any page of the Site, to be “framed,” surrounded or obfuscated by any third-party content, materials or branding. We may, at any time and for any or no reason, require that any link to the Site be discontinued and removed and revoke your right to link to the Site.
We administer, control, and operate the Site from our offices in the United States of America. The Site is accessible worldwide; however, some of its features or functions may not be available or appropriate for use outside of the United States and/or may not be available to all persons or in all geographic locations. We make no representation that the Site and Site Content are appropriate or authorized for use in all countries, states, provinces, counties, or any other jurisdictions. Your access and use of the Site may not be legal in your jurisdiction. If you choose to access, browse or use the Site, you do so on your own initiative and risk, and you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws if, and to the full extent that, such laws and restrictions are applicable. We reserve the right to limit, in our sole discretion, the provision of any feature or function of the Site to any person and geographic area. Any offer for any feature or function made on the Site is void where prohibited.
The Site provides information of a general nature only and you are responsible for determining whether it applies to your specific situation. We specifically disclaim any liability concerning any action that any person may take based on any information or guidance provided at the Site.
Some Site Content is provided by the users of the Site. With the exception of the limited license granted in these Terms, we do not obtain or control any rights in and do not exert editorial control over, such Site Content. We do not independently verify the representations and warranties made by the users with respect to such Site Content.
We do not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, correctness, completeness, performance, or fitness for a particular purpose of the Site or any of Site Content. We are not liable for any errors, omissions, or inaccurate Site Content.
THE SITE AND SITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION, DATA, DATA PROCESSING SERVICES, UPTIME OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS, ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY OR USEFULNESS OF SITE CONTENT AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, WHICH ARE EXCLUDED FROM THIS AGREEMENT TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY MAY BE EXCLUDED AS A MATTER OF LAW. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR SITE CONTENT WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED, OR OPERATED FREE OF DELAYS IN TRANSMISSION, FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE, COMPUTER VIRUSES, INACCURACIES, ERRORS, OR DEFECTS. YOU USE THE SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ALSO ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, BROWSING IN, OR USE OF, THE SITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF THE SITE CONTENT. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTING SUFFICIENT PROCEDURES AND VIRUS CHECKS (INCLUDING ANTI-VIRUS AND OTHER SECURITY CHECKS) TO SATISFY YOUR PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACCURACY AND SECURITY OF DATA INPUT AND OUTPUT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE WILL MEET USERS’ REQUIREMENTS. NO ADVICE, RESULTS, OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, so the foregoing disclaimers may not apply to you.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR ANY PROBLEMS OR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE IS TO TERMINATE YOUR REGISTRATION AND DISCONTINUE ALL USE OF THE SITE.
EXCEPT AS SET OUT BELOW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ARISING UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY WILL WE OR THE BB PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SITE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THOSE ASPECTS OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, IN WHICH CASE THE BB PARTIES’ LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR THE OTHER BB PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, EXCHANGED OR RECEIVED BY OR ON BEHALF OF ANY USER OR OTHER PERSON ON OR THROUGH THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY OF YOUR CONTENT).
IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR OR THE BB PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE (A) THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, PAID BY YOU TO US FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR FOR ANY OF YOUR ACTIVITIES ON THE SITE DURING THE THREE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING YOUR CLAIM, OR (B) ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS (US$100), WHICHEVER IS GREATER.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and require our users to do the same.
To notify us of your claim of copyright infringement with respect to any Site Content, please send a written communication to our designated copyright agent: Berenstain Enterprises, Inc. PO Box 24 Ambler PA 19002.
Do not contact us using the above contact information for anything other than to notify us of a claim of copyright infringement. For all other inquiries please contact us at email@example.com.
Your notice must include:
Upon receiving a proper notification of copyright infringement as described above, we will remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and promptly notify the alleged infringer of your claim. We also will advise the alleged infringer of the counter-notification procedure, as described in and required by, The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, 17 U.S.C. § 512.
If the content you posted on the Site was removed for copyright or intellectual property infringement, and you would like to dispute that removal, the process for counter-notifications is as follows:
To expedite our ability to process your counter-notification, please use the following format (including section numbers):
After we send out the counter-notification, the claimant must then notify us within ten (10) days that he or she has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on the Site. If we receive such a notification, we will be unable to restore the items. If we do not receive such notification, we may, but are not obligated to, reinstate the disputed item(s).
If you reside outside of the United States, please understand that filing a counter-notice may lead to legal proceedings between you and the complaining party to determine ownership. Be aware that there may be adverse legal consequences in your country and/or the United States of America if you make a false or bad-faith allegation by using this process. Please also be advised that we enforce a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of access privileges for Users who are infringers. So, if you are not sure whether the content you posted on the Site is being infringed, or are otherwise unsure of whether to file a counter-notification using these procedures, we strongly recommend you first contact a lawyer knowledgeable in the laws of the United States and the State of Pennsylvania. If you do wish to file a counter-notice, you should follow the process set forth above under the heading “Elements of Counter-Notification.”
If you are the owner of any intellectual property other than copyrighted materials (such as, for example, a trademark), or an agent thereof, and believe that any item of content or other materials on the Site infringes upon your rights in such intellectual property, you must submit a notification to us in the same manner as provided above in respect of notice of alleged copyright infringement, including providing the same information in writing to the designated Copyright Agent set forth above.
Disclaimer: We are not your attorneys, and the information we present here is not legal advice. We present this information for informational purposes only.
We reserve the right to modify, suspend, or terminate, in our sole discretion, at any time, temporarily or permanently, for any or no reason and without notice to you, and without any liability to you, any portion of the Site.
You agree that we may assign any of our rights, and/or transfer, sub-contract, or delegate any of our obligations, under these Terms. Your agreement to these Terms is personal to you and you may not transfer or assign it to any third party.
You agree that the laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of New York, without regard to the principles of conflicts of laws, will govern your use of the Site, these Terms, and all matters relating to your access to, and/or use of, the Site, including all disputes between you and us and/or the BB Parties. You irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of, and venue in, the state and federal courts seated in New York County, New York, and the related appellate courts, in any related action or proceeding. You further agree to accept service of process by mail and hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses otherwise available. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the use of the Site or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between you and us, with respect to your use of the Site and all matters relating to your access to, and/or use of, the Site. A printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in any and all judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable under applicable law including, without limitation, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations stated above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision(s) will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of these Terms shall continue in full effect.
Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved to us.